Modelling Driver Behaviour in Automotive Environments: by Carlo Cacciabue

By Carlo Cacciabue

This booklet offers a common review of a number of the elements that give a contribution to modelling human behaviour in automobile environments. This long-awaited quantity, written by means of international specialists within the box, offers cutting-edge learn and case reviews. it is going to be worthy interpreting for pro practitioners graduate scholars, researchers and alike.

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Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics: The Statistics by Markus Aschwanden

By Markus Aschwanden

The notion of ‘self-organized criticality’ (SOC) has been utilized to various difficulties, starting from inhabitants development and site visitors jams to earthquakes, landslides and woodland fires. The method is now being utilized to quite a lot of phenomena in astrophysics, similar to planetary magnetospheres, sun flares, cataclysmic variable stars, accretion disks, black holes and gamma-ray bursts, and likewise to phenomena in galactic physics and cosmology. Self-organized Criticality in Astrophysics introduces the idea that of SOC and exhibits that, as a result of its universality and ubiquity, it's a legislations of nature. The theoretical framework and particular actual types are defined, including a number of purposes in numerous points of astrophyics. The mathematical ideas, together with the facts of random procedures, time sequence research, time scale and ready time distributions, are provided and the implications are utilized to express observations of astrophysical phenomena.

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Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media (Critical by Isabel Molina-Guzman

By Isabel Molina-Guzman

With photos of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and the United States Ferrera’s smile saturating nationwide and worldwide tradition, Latina our bodies became an ubiquitous presence. risky Curves lines the visibility of the Latina physique within the media and pop culture by means of reading a extensive diversity of renowned media together with information, media gossip, videos, tv information, and on-line viewers discussions.Isabel Molina-Guzm?n maps the ways that the Latina physique is gendered, sexualized, and racialized in the usa media utilizing a sequence of attention-grabbing case stories. The publication examines tabloid headlines approximately Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo within the motion picture Frida, and the USA Ferrera’s universally beautiful but racially sublimated grotesque Betty personality. harmful Curves carves out a mediated terrain the place those racially ambiguous yet ethnically marked female our bodies promote every thing from high fashion to tabloids.Through a cautious exam of the cultural tensions embedded within the visibility of Latina our bodies in usa media tradition, Molina-Guzm?n paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s function in shaping public wisdom approximately Latina identification and Latinidad, and the methods political and social forces form media representations.

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Colonialism Postcolonialism (New Critical Idiom) by Ania Loomba

By Ania Loomba

This available advent explores the old dimensions and theoretical recommendations linked to colonial and post-colonial experiences. Ania Loomba examines the foremost beneficial properties of the ideologies and historical past of colonialism, the connection of colonial discourse to literature, demanding situations to colonialism, and up to date advancements in post-colonial theories and histories within the writings of latest theorists, together with Edward acknowledged, Abdul JanMohamed, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak. Loomba additionally seems at how sexuality is figured within the texts of colonialism, and the way modern feminist principles and ideas intersect with these of post-colonialist suggestion. transparent and concise, Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a needs to for somebody eager to comprehend this important and intricate sector.

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The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, by Mikko Tuhkanen

By Mikko Tuhkanen

The yankee Optic charts new territory within the courting of psychoanalysis to serious race reports. concentrating on the paintings of Richard Wright and Jacques Lacan, it discover the political and moral implications of psychoanalysis for African American and different diasporic African cultural texts. Mikko Tuhkanen develops a thought of “racialization” that recasts the family tree of the Western idea of racial distinction as defined through severe race thought, in the course of the concept of the genuine, which Lacan constructed in his later paintings. through enticing a wide range of resources—including the paintings of W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Frantz Fanon, in addition to nineteenth-century slave narratives and experiences of blackface minstrelsy—Tuhkanen not just illuminates the all of sudden wealthy connections among Lacanian psychoanalysis and black literary and cultural reports, but in addition demonstrates the ways that the creative and political traditions of the African diaspora let us reinvent the Lacanian ethics of changing into.

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Critical Practice in Social Work by Robert Adams

By Robert Adams

This social paintings textual content is conceived as a complementary quantity to "Social paintings: topics, concerns and significant Debates", even though it is usable as a stand-alone creation in its personal correct. targeting social paintings values, on parts of specific perform (ranging throughout paintings with teenagers, households and susceptible adults) and on administration matters appropriate to all social employees whether or not they are managers or no longer, it deals an summary either one of the practicalities of social paintings and the rules underpinning perform.

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Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management: by Robert S. Friedman, Desiree M. Roberts, Jonathan D. Linton

By Robert S. Friedman, Desiree M. Roberts, Jonathan D. Linton

The vast, interdisciplinary box of expertise and innovation administration includes emergent barriers in addition to constructing frameworks and theories. as a result of the dynamic nature of the sphere, familiarity with the scope of literature is necessary to practitioners, researchers, and students. precept ideas of expertise and Innovation administration: severe learn types offers serious, scholarly research of over a hundred peer-reviewed articles that experience had the best impression at the multi-disciplinary box of know-how and innovation administration. the celebrated pool of foreign authors have pointed out and analyzed the sector s most crucial works, making a one of a kind e-book for students and box practitioners.

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The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, by Robert E.

By Robert E.

Are there parallels among the "moment of perception" in technology and the emergence of the "unknowable" in non secular religion? the place does clinical perception come from? Award-winning biologist Robert Pollack argues that an alliance among spiritual religion and technology isn't unavoidably a controversy in prefer of irrationality: the 2 can tell each one other's visions of the world.

Pollack starts through reflecting at the huge questions of which means and purpose—and the trouble of discovering both within the orderly global defined through the knowledge of technological know-how. He considers the duty to discover that means and goal regardless of typical selection's declare to be a whole clarification of our presence as a species—a declare that calls upon neither typical goal, nor layout, nor dressmaker. subsequent, the publication specializes in concerns of unfastened will, from the alternative of a scientist to simply accept proof, to the alternative of a non secular individual to just accept a revelation, to a patient's lack of unfastened will in clinical therapy. the following Pollack addresses questions of ethics and provides a provocative comparability of 2 tough texts whose contents stay incompletely understood: the DNA "text" of the human genome and the Hebrew list of Jewish written and oral legislations. In final, Pollack considers the promise of genetic drugs in allowing us to glimpse our personal destiny and gives a reconsideration of the prospective software of the so-called placebo impact in curing illness.

Whether refuting a DNA-based organic version of Judaism or discussing the Darwinian suggestion of the species, Pollack, less than the banner of unfastened inquiry, provides a real, important, and well-argued assay of the intersection of technology and faith.

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