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  • Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear, first published in 1975, provides a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting. This fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations? Colour illustrations also offer a new dimension to the updated material on computer-aided design and the CAD chapter now provides students with a clear guide to the technology. The size charts have been revised to reflect the changes in body sizing, the co-ordination with European size charts and to the way that clothes are now marketed to different sectors. The great expansion of casual wear has led to the growth of 'flat cutting' with no darting, and the section devoted to this type of cutting has been further expanded. This best-selling textbook with its tried-and-tested presentation of authoritative text and clear diagrams remains the essential purchase for students of fashion and design.

  • This concise and lively survey introduces students with no prior knowledge to Chaucer, and particularly to The Canterbury Tales. Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry. Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales. Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote.
    Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry.
    Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales.
    Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote.

  • This book presents the issues surrounding the conservation of wild species and ecosystems used by people. It is aimed at final year undergraduate and master's students taking courses in conservation, environmental management, ecological economics and related subjects, as well as conservation professionals, including managers, policy-makers and researchers. The structure of the book is ideal for a course in conservation, comprising a theoretical section written by the authors, and a set of ten contributed case studies intentionally diverse in discipline, geographical region and system of study. The theoretical section provides the knowledge that is needed to understand the issues, while the case studies can form the basis of seminars. Readers will emerge with a clear recognition of the difficulties of limiting the harvesting of biological resources to sustainable levels, and of the boundaries of sustainable use as a conservation tool.
    The authors, an ecologist and an anthropologist, have both worked on the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife for several years, including the ivory and rhino horn trades. The first book to examine the issues underlying the sustainable use debate in a fully interdisciplinary manner. Both the theoretical section and the case studies approach the issues using methods from economics, ecology, anthropology and other fields Designed as a course textbook, combining a theoretical section with invited case studies written by expert practitioners in the field Outlines the new direction that conservation biology (and thus conservation biologists) must take if it is to be successful

  • As in previous editions of this popular text on cross-cultural management, students will find here an invaluable guide to key management theories, linked to practical examples from all round the world. The book's key distinctive feature remains its truly international profile, with current examples from the US, Europe, Asia and new perspectives in this edition from other regions.
    Discussion of cross-cultural models is updated by including the 'crossvergence' framework developed during the 1990s, as well as the latest new research on organizational culture
    Coverage of how and to what extent cultural variation affects the implementation of e-technology at the workplace (esp. in multinational subsidiaries)
    New material on the management of marketing/sales teams across borders and implications of cultural differences for expatriate managers.
    The addition of several new cases, from the Middle East, Latin America and Africa as well as new cases in in Asia.
    The 4th edition retains the special appendix on how to write a successful dissertaion or project which makes this a useful text for both MBA and advanced undergraduate courses.

  • The magnitude of the food-waste disposal problem cannot be understated. Utilisation of food waste is of concern to the food processing industry, consumers, environmentalists, and regulators of handling and disposal systems. Food waste is not consistent in quality, is usually high in moisture content, and is only available locally. This book focuses on the challenges of utilising both wet and/or processed food waste. The regulatory environment relating to food waste, the perspective of the end-users, and practical use as animal feed is also discussed. One of the goals of this publication, other than to give a clear explanation of the subject of food waste and its uses as animal feed, is to stimulate a need for research.

  • Osiris

    Bojana Mojsov

    Bojana Mojsov tells the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end, sketching its development throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history.
    Draws together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
    Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was the most popular and enduring of the ancient religions.
    Shows how the cult provided direct antecedents for many ideas, traits and customs in Christianity, including the concept of the trinity, baptism in the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
    Reveals the cult's influence on other western mystical traditions and groups, such as the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
    Written for a general, as well as a scholarly audience.

  • Glossary of Dental Implantology provides a comprehensive, consensus-based global platform of dental implant terminology for effective communication among dental professionals, clinicians, clinical and basic science researchers, and scientists. Offers clear definitions for dental implant-related terms for use by the whole dental team Fosters a working knowledge of currently used dental implant terminology Helps team members to communicate more efficiently and effectively Presents a comprehensive guide for specialist and general dentists, dental students, residents, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory technicians Includes entries for hardware technology, regenerative materials, lasers, radiology, and more

  • This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them `Relations Between Philosophy and Literature', `Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading', `Literature and the Moral Life', and `Literary Language' Offers a combination of analytical precision and literary richness Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike, ideal for course use

  • A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides a state-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field of Shakespeare performance studies.
    Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies.
    Considers performance in a range of media, including in print, in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video, in multimedia and digital forms.
    Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry in Shakespeare and performance.
    Raises questions about the dynamic interplay between Shakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performance and performance studies.
    Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers, and professional theatre makers.

  • Territory

    David Delaney

    This short introduction conveys the complexities associated with the term "territory" in a clear and accessible manner. It surveys the field and brings theory to ground in the case of Palestine.
    A clear and accessible introduction to the complexities associated with the term "territory".
    Provides an interdisciplinary survey of the many strands of research in the field.
    Addresses specific areas including interpretations of territorial structures; the relationship between territoriality and scale; the validity and fluidity of territory; and the practical, social processes associated with territorial re-configurations.
    Stresses that our understanding of territory is inseparable from our understanding of power.
    Uses Israel/Palestine as an extended illustrative case study.
    The author's strong legal and geographical background gives the work an authoritative perspective.

  • In Kant's Wake

    Tom Rockmore

    In Kant's Wake evaluates the four main trends in philosophy in the twentieth century - Marxism, Anglo-American analytic, American pragmatism, and continental philosophy - and argues that all four evolved in reaction to Kant's fascinating and demanding philosophy.
    Gives a sense of the main thinkers and problems, and the nature of their debates;
    Provides an intriguing assessment of the accomplishments of twentieth-century philosophy.

  • A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts.
    An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel
    Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context
    Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century
    Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy
    Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science
    Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature

  • Comedy Incarnate

    Noel Carroll

    In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton's unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton's films. Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America's foremost film theorists Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton's style Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton's work Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself

  • God and Morality

    John E. Hare

    God and Morality evaluates the ethical theories of four principle philosophers, Aristotle, Duns Scotus, Kant, and R.M. Hare.
    Uses their thinking as the basis for telling the story of the history and development of ethical thought more broadly Focuses specifically on their writings on virtue, will, duty, and consequence Concentrates on the theistic beliefs to highlight continuity of philosophical thought

  • Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity. In this book, Carol G. Thomas places this powerful figure within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career.
    The book begins with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander's life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander's engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors - especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia's relationship with neighboring states - contributed to his achievement.
    /> What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.

  • Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and important book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism.
    Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders
    Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and the barriers that women face as leaders
    Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues
    Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders

  • In this book, David Burrell, one of the foremost philosophical theologians in the English-speaking world, presents the best of his work on creation and human freedom.
    A collection of writings by one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the English-speaking world.
    Brings together in one volume the best of David Burrell's work on creation and human freedom from the last twenty years.
    Dismantles the `libertarian' approach to freedom underlying Western political and economic systems.
    Engages with Islam, Judaism and Christianity, and with modern and pre-modern systems of thought.
    The author is noted for his rigorous approach, his wry humor, his intellectual subtlety and his generous spirit.

  • A Companion to the American West is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field and provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography.
    Covers the culture, politics, and environment of the American West through periods of migration, settlement, and modernization
    Discusses Native Americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers

  • This groundbreaking collection of original essays provides new perspectives in Asian media studies. The volume covers a diverse range of topics from media policy to globalization, using lively examples from various countries and media.

  • This sharp and authoritative account of American foreign relations analyzes the last fifteen years of foreign policy in relation to the last forty years, since the end of the Cold War.
    Provides an overview and understanding of the recent history of U.S. foreign relations from the viewpoint of one of the most respected authorities in the field
    Includes suggestions for further reading.

  • A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography.
    Contains 29 original essays by leading scholars, each assessing the past and current state of American scholarship
    Includes thematic essays covering topics such as religion, ethnicity, conservatism, foreign policy, and the media, as well as essays covering major time periods
    Identifies and discusses the most influential literature in the field, and suggests new avenues of research, as the century has drawn to a close

  • This book is an introduction to the rudiments of Perl programming. It provides the general reader with an interest in language with the most usable and relevant aspects of Perl for writing programs that deal with language. Exposes the general reader with an interest in language to the most usable and relevant aspects of Perl for writing programs that deal with language.
    Contains simple examples and exercises that gradually introduce the reader to the essentials of good programming.
    Assumes no prior programming experience.
    Accompanied by exercises at the end of each chapter and offers all the code on the companion website: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~hammond

  • Shakespeare's Theater: A Sourcebook brings together in one volume the most significant Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on the morality of the theater.
    A collection of the most significant Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on the morality of the theater.
    Includes attacks on the stage by moralists, defences by actors and playwrights, letters by magistrates, mayors and aldermen of London, and extracts from legislation.
    Demonstrates just how heated debates about the theater became in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
    A general introduction and short prefaces to each piece situate the writers and debates in the literary, social, political and religious history of the time.
    Brings together in one volume texts that would otherwise be hard to locate.
    Student-friendly - uses modern spelling and includes vocabulary glosses and annotation.

  • Stalinism

    David Hoffmann

    This book comprises 11 essays on Stalinism by both eminent historians and younger scholars who have conducted research in the newly opened Russian archives. They discuss both the origins and consequences of Stalinism, and illustrate recent scholarly trends in the field of Soviet history.
    A collection of essays on Stalinism by both eminent and younger scholars.
    Discusses both the origins and consequences of Stalinism.
    Provides an overview of the debates for students new to the subject.
    Includes the results of research in the newly opened Russian archives.

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