Frontiers of Fear

Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Author: Peter Boomgaard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300127591

Category: History

Page: 320

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For centuries, reports of man-eating tigers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore have circulated, shrouded in myth and anecdote. This fascinating book documents the “big cat”–human relationship in this area during its 350-year colonial period, re-creating a world in which people feared tigers but often came into contact with them, because these fierce predators prefer habitats created by human interference. Peter Boomgaard shows how people and tigers adapted to each other’s behavior, each transmitting this learning from one generation to the next. He discusses the origins of stories and rituals about tigers and explains how cultural biases of Europeans and class differences among indigenous populations affected attitudes toward the tigers. He provides figures on their populations in different eras and analyzes the factors contributing to their present status as an endangered species. Interweaving stories about Malay kings, colonial rulers, tiger charmers, and bounty hunters with facts about tigers and their way of life, the book is an engrossing combination of environmental and micro history.
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Frontiers of Fear

Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Author: Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464382

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe. In Frontiers of Fear, Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia raises two central questions with profound consequences for national security and immigration policy: First, does the securitization of immigration issues actually contribute to the enhancement of internal security? Second, does the use of counterterrorist measures address such immigration issues as the increasing number of illegal immigrants, the resilience of ethnic tensions, and the emergence of homegrown radicalization? Chebel d'Appollonia questions the main assumptions that inform political agendas in the United States and throughout Europe, analyzing implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of policies in terms of their stated objectives. She argues that the new security-based immigration regime has proven ineffective in achieving its prescribed goals and even aggravated the problems it was supposed to solve: A security/insecurity cycle has been created that results in less security and less democracy. The excesses of securitization have harmed both immigration and counterterrorist policies and seriously damaged the delicate balance between security and respect for civil liberties.
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Die Flughöhe der Adler

Historische Essays zur globalen Gegenwart

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704859

Category: History

Page: 300

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Die "Globalisierung" führt heute jeder im Munde, aber was genau darunter zu verstehen ist, darüber herrscht vielfach Unklarheit. Jürgen Osterhammel, der seit seinem Bestseller Die Verwandlung der Welt zu den angesehensten Historikern unserer Zeit gehört, geht in diesem Band einer ubiquitären „Denkfigur“ des 21. Jahrhunderts genauer auf den Grund und stellt die grundsätzliche Frage nach den Maßstäben und Methoden einer Vorgeschichte der globalen Gegenwart. Wer die Vergangenheit verstehen will, der bedarf – wie die Essays dieser Sammlung höchst eindrucksvoll zeigen – der "Flughöhe der Adler": In seiner großen Höhe hat er den weiten Überblick und behält dennoch die Details am Boden fest im Auge.
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Frontiers of Consciousness

Chichele Lectures

Author: Lawrence Weiskrantz,Martin Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199233152

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 1988

The 'Frontiers of Consciousness' is a truly interdisciplinary volume on consciousness, one which tackles some of the biggest and most impenetrable problems in the field. Distinctive in its accessibility, authority, and its depth of coverage, the book is a groundbreaking and influential addition to the consciousness literature.
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Behind the Frontiers of the Real

A Definition of the Fantastic

Author: David Roas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319737333

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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This book offers a definition of the fantastic that establishes it as a discourse in constant intertextual relation with the construct of reality. In establishing the definition of the fantastic, leading scholar David Roas selects four central concepts that allow him to chart a fairly clear map of this terrain: reality, the impossible, fear, and language. These four concepts underscore the fundamental issues and problems that articulate any theoretical reflection on the fantastic: its necessary relationship to an idea of the real, its limits, its emotional and psychological effects on the receiver and the transgression of language that is undertaken when attempting to express what is, by definition, inexpressible as it is beyond the realms of the conceivable. By examining such concepts, the book explores multiple perspectives that are clearly interrelated: from literary and comparative theory to linguistics, via philosophy, science and cyberculture.
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Frontiers of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Paul M. Salkovskis

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572301139

Category: Psychology

Page: 553

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Bringing together cognitive therapy clinicians, researchers, and theoreticians, this volume integrates the latest findings on the conceptualization and treatment of a range of psychological and psychiatric problems. From depression and anxiety, to eating disorders, hypochondriasis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, personality disorders, sexual problems, social phobia, and substance abuse, authors discuss the needs of individual patients and structuring effective interventions. Factors such as therapist competencey, the theraputic relationship and empathy are systematially examined. Chapters also consider the specific needs of populations such as children and adolescents and the mentally ill.
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New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Law

IP and Cultural Heritage - Geographical Indications - Enforcement - Overprotection

Author: Christopher Heath,Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731256X

Category: Law

Page: 376

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This book, arising from the collaboration between the IEEM in Macao and the Max Planck Institute in Munich, provides up-to-date information on developments in global intellectual property law and policy and their impact on regional economic and cultural development. The first two parts of the book give broad coverage to the protection of relative newcomers to the field of international intellectual property: cultural heritage and geographical indications. The third part deals with issues of enforcement which have become a major point of interest since the substantive intellectual property rules were put in place. Particular emphasis is given to enforcement systems in Asia, and to the subject matter of criminal enforcement that in many parts of the world is considered an important tool of effective protection. The final part of the book deals with the issue of multiple protection and overprotection, now a growing issue in IP law.
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Frontiers of Freedom

Cincinnati's Black Community, 1802-1868

Author: Nikki Marie Taylor

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821415794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati was northern in its geography, southern in its economy and politics, and western in its commercial aspirations. While those identities presented a crossroad of opportunity for native whites and immigrants, African Americans endured economic repression and a denial of civil rights, compounded by extreme and frequent mob violence. No other northern city rivaled Cincinnati's vicious mob spirit. Frontiers of Freedom follows the black community as it moved from alienation and vulnerability in the 1820s toward collective consciousness and, eventually, political self-respect and self-determination. As author Nikki M. Taylor points out, this was a community that at times supported all-black communities, armed self-defense, and separate, but independent, black schools. Black Cincinnati's strategies to gain equality and citizenship were as dynamic as they were effective. When the black community united in armed defense of its homes and property during an 1841 mob attack, it demonstrated that it was no longer willing to be exiled from the city as it had been in 1829. Frontiers of Freedom chronicles alternating moments of triumph and tribulation, of pride and pain
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The Frontiers of Women's Writing

Women's Narratives and the Rhetoric of Westward Expansion

Author: Brigitte Georgi-Findlay

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816515974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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A study of American women's writings about the West between 1830 and 1930 reviews the diaries of the overland trails; letters and journals of the wives of army officers during the Indian wars; professional travel writings, and late 19th- and early 20th-century accounts of missionaries and teachers on Indian reservations.
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Frontiers of Modern Asset Allocation

Author: Paul D. Kaplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817299X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Innovative approaches to putting asset allocation intopractice Building on more than 15 years of asset-allocation research,Paul D. Kaplan, who led the development of the methodologies behindthe Morningstar Rating(TM) and the Morningstar Style Box(TM),tackles key challenges investor professionals face when puttingasset-allocation theory into practice. This book addresses commonissues such as: How should asset classes be defined? Should equities be divided into asset classes based oninvestment style, geography, or other factors? Should asset classes be represented by market-cap-weightedindexes or should other principles, such as fundamental weights, beused? How do actively managed funds fit into asset-class mixes? Kaplan also interviews industry luminaries who have greatlyinfluenced the evolution of asset allocation, including HarryMarkowitz, Roger Ibbotson, and the late Benoit Mandelbrot.Throughout the book, Kaplan explains allocation theory, creates newstrategies, and corrects common misconceptions, offering originalinsights and analysis. He includes three appendices that put theoryinto action with technical details for new asset-allocationframeworks, including the next generation of portfolio constructiontools, which Kaplan dubs "Markowitz 2.0."
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LAST FRONTIERS OF THE MIND

CHALLENGES OF THE DIGITAL AGE

Author: MOHANDAS MOSES

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120328518

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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In this original and brilliantly written book, Mohandas Moses has embarked on a daring theme-the challenge of artificial intelligence to the human mind and human creativity. The mind, he says, is the greatest invention in the universe; it has created the greatest works of art and science: its dimensions and potential are yet to be fathomed. But now the marvellous human mind stands challenged by the machine. To illustrate the central theme of his book, the author has brought together the views of a galaxy of eminent philosophers, cognitive scientists and neuroscientists who have explored the phenomenon and evolution of the human mind and consciousness, and the growth of Artificial Intelligence. The author describes the contribution made by the 'Artificial Intelligentsia', the human-computer interaction, and emphasizes the formidable power of the machine mind to usurp the grandeur of the human mind. He has described the manner in which memory, language, creativity, mathematics, teaching-learning and chess-playing could be altered by the digital culture. He says that 'the question we need to ask ourselves as thinking men is-would we like to sense sensations, experience experiences and think thoughts with under-standing as human beings should or are our personas to be blue matched to the template of the machine mind?' With erudition and wry humour the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey of exploration. Written with brilliance and clarity, there is freshness in his perspective and a lucid presentation of ideas. This book will be of great interest as much to academics, experts on artificial intelligence, as to the general reader who wishes to know about the challenges to the human intellect and creativity in the digital age.
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New Frontiers

A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466851368

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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New Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory—thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author: Santhosh Mathew

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319018876

Category: Science

Page: 206

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This book is a collection of fourteen essays that describe an inspiring journey through the universe and discusses popular science topics that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to deal with. What is our place in the universe and what happens in the magnificent cosmos where we exist for a brief amount of time. In an unique way that incorporates mythological and philosophical perspectives, the essays in this work address the big questions of what the universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. This exciting adventure is a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as well as a philosophical and spiritual pursuit fueled by the human imagination.
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Frontiers of Historical Imagination

Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Author: Kerwin Lee Klein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520924185

Category: History

Page: 388

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The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for Kerwin Klein's analysis of the narrating of history. Klein explores the traditions through which historians, philosophers, anthropologists, and literary critics have understood the story of America's origin and the way those understandings have shaped and been shaped by changing conceptions of history. The American West was once the frontier space where migrating Europe collided with Native America, where the historical civilizations of the Old World met the nonhistorical wilds of the New. It was not only the cultural combat zone where American democracy was forged but also the ragged edge of History itself, where historical and nonhistorical defied and defined each other. Klein maintains that the idea of a collision between people with and without history still dominates public memory. But the collision, he believes, resounds even more powerfully in the historical imagination, which creates conflicts between narration and knowledge and carries them into the language used to describe the American frontier. In Klein's words, "We remain obscurely entangled in philosophies of history we no longer profess, and the very idea of 'America' balances on history's shifting frontiers."
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The New Frontiers of Jihad

Radical Islam in Europe

Author: Alison Pargeter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812241464

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Alison Pargeter delves into the causes, motivations, and diverse forms of Islamic extremism in Europe. Drawing on original research and interviews conducted with moderates and radicals from across the continent, she shows how the lexicon of the war on terror has succeeded in distorting the complexities and peculiarities of the movement.
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The Social Frontier

A Critical Reader

Author: Eugene F. Provenzo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109188

Category: Education

Page: 282

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"The Social Frontier" is the most interesting and important educational journal to emerge from the Great Depression. First published in 1934 by a group of scholars at Teachers College, Columbia University that included George Counts and William Heard Kilpatrick, the magazine represented a conscious act of social and political reconstruction. With a strong -collectivist- orientation, the magazine was widely misperceived as communist in its approach. In fact, its editorial position called for a greater social role for teachers and a more just and equitable system of schooling. The magazine, which was published for a total of nine years, included articles by major educational and social thinkers of the period from John Dewey to Robert Hutchins and Harold Rugg. Within months of the magazine's first issue it came under attack by right-wing political groups, particularly the Hurst newspaper chain. "The Social Frontier: A Critical Reader" provides a selection of the most interesting and historically important articles from the magazine with a comprehensive introduction and critical commentaries on the selected articles, which are as timely today as they were when first published seventy-five years ago."
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The Philosophical Frontiers of Christian Theology

Essays Presented to D.M. Mackinnon

Author: Brian Hebblethwaite,Stewart Sutherland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521240123

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book charts some of the frontiers which are of most concern in contemporary discussion regarding the borderlands between theology and philosophy.
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Expanding the Frontiers of Christian Consciousness

Author: Charles Schaefer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597812234

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Offered to the Christian public for the purpose of stretching its mind and heart to include more of the mind and heart of God, this volume of collected essays is daring in its sweep and soaring in its vision. It rethinks Biblical passages and Christian themes, reinvigorating both faith and thought.
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The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

Author: Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN,Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN,Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198554

Category: Psychology

Page: 830

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"I am pleased to include this text in my library, and I am confident that it will serve as an excellent resource for years to come."--PsycCRITIQUES This book serves as an A-Z reference that addresses the neuropsychological aspects of 300 neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders. Each entry follows a 5 section structure that will cover (1) essential features of the disorder (2) physiological basis of the disorder (3) neuropsychological and other clinical presentation (4) assessment and diagnostic practices (5) evidence-based treatments and interventions. This book is written for clinical professionals and students in training to aid in clinical awareness, diagnostic accuracy, and intervention successfulness. The text goes beyond the emotional and behavioral aspects of each disorder and views the broader impacts of the symptoms. This approach emphasizes the importance of looking at the other functional impacts of these manifestations (e.g. cognitive deficits secondary to depression, orthodopaedic ambulation issues). The emphasis on neuropsychological sequelae, physiological basis, and means of diagnosing and treating of 300 conditions across the lifespan make this the most comprehensive resource available to professionals in and around neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and the behavioral neurosciences. Key Features: Presents 300 highly-structured entries providing disorder features, pathology and physiology, clinical representation, assessment and diagnosis, and evidence-based treatments and interventions Covers neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuromedical disorders across the lifespan (pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations) Includes interventions and methods of treatment for the outcomes patients may experience
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