Special Affects

Special Affects
Author: Eric Jenkins
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 1474415369
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special Affects Book Excerpt:

Examines the translation of classical Hollywood into Disneys feature films from a Deleuzian perspectiveSpecial Affects retells the emergence of Disney animation and classical Hollywood cinema from the perspective of affect and the embodied modes of generating affection. The emergence of these media enables new modes of perception that create aspecial sensations of wonder, astonishment, marvel and the fantastic. Such affections subsequently become mined by consumer industries for profit, thereby explaining the connection between media and consumerism that today seems inherent to the culture industry. Such modes and their affections are also translated into ideology, as American culture seeks to make sense of the sociocultural changes accompanying these new media, particularly as specific versions of American Dream narratives.Special Affects is the first extended exploration of the connection between media and consumerism, and the first book to extensively apply Deleuzian film theory to animation. Its exploration of the connection between the animated form and consumerism, and its re-examination of twentieth-century animation from the perspective of affect, makes this an engaging and essential read for film-philosophy scholars and students.

Adapted Physical Education and Sport

Adapted Physical Education and Sport
Author: Joseph P. Winnick,David L. Porretta
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1492585580
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapted Physical Education and Sport Book Excerpt:

The field of adapted physical education and sport has undergone numerous changes in recent years. This new edition of Adapted Physical Education and Sport will help you stay on top of those changes and, in doing so, provide the highest-quality physical education and sport opportunities for students with disabilities. NEW MATERIAL The sixth edition of this well-loved text builds on its successful previous editions and is replete with changes that are current with today’s trends and practices in the field: • As the inclusion movement continues to expand, the authors have revised several chapters to detail relevant inclusion practices and applications in both physical education and sport, helping to integrate students with disabilities into regular class and sport settings with guidelines for modifying activities. • The chapter on adapted sport is further developed to communicate and reflect on progress in the field and includes a Sport Framework for Individuals with Disabilities model to help develop and implement sport programs. • The book gives attention to the revised Brockport Physical Fitness Test, and the accompanying web resource offers video clips that explain and demonstrate the criterion-referenced health-related tests that are applicable to many students with disabilities. • Advances and applications pertaining to behavior management and wheelchair sport performance are covered in various chapters. • The authors address the use of new technology as it relates to teaching and administration for adapted physical education and explore stand-alone apps that can be used in conjunction with the book that are useful in behavior management, fitness development, communication, social interaction, and physical education activities. • The authors give increased attention to the problem of obesity, particularly relevant to students with disabilities. • Many new authors and a coeditor have been brought on board, bringing fresh perspectives to the book and adding to the depth of experience provided by the returning authors and editor. These additions help Adapted Physical Education and Sport maintain its reputation as a comprehensive, user-friendly text that helps teachers provide top-quality services to people with unique physical education needs. Greatly influenced by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, this book helps in identifying the unique needs of students and developing physical education programs, including individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities, that are consistent with current federal legislation. STRONG ANCILLARIES The text is augmented by its ancillaries, which include an instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and web resource with video. The instructor guide offers chapter objectives, additional resources, and learning and enrichment activities that will help students master the content and extend their knowledge. The test package helps in building custom tests using hundreds of test questions and answers. You will find hundreds of PowerPoint slides that reinforce the text’s key points in the presentation package, and the web resource includes 26 videos of the new Brockport Physical Fitness Test in action as well as several reproducibles from the book. DEEPENED UNDERSTANDING The authors, renowned authorities in their fields, use real-life scenarios to introduce chapter concepts and then show how to apply the concepts in solving issues. The text will help deepen understanding of the implications of disabilities for people through age 21 (though much of the book is relevant in the entire life span). It grounds readers in the foundational topics for adapted physical education and sport, explores the developmental considerations involved, and outlines activities for developing programs for people with unique physical education needs. The book offers a four-color design to draw attention to important elements and provides separate author and subject indexes as well as resources with each chapter and on the web resource for further exploration. Adapted Physical Education and Sport supplies all that is needed for enriching the lives of students with disabilities by providing them with the high-quality programs they deserve.

Supernova

Supernova
Author: Or Graur
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 0262367378
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supernova Book Excerpt:

A concise illustrated introduction to the history and physics of supernovae, the brilliant explosions of stars; with striking color illustrations. Supernovae are the explosions of stars. They are some of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe, rivaling the combined light of billions of stars. Supernovae have been studied for centuries, and they have also made appearances in popular culture: a glimpse of a supernova in a painting provides Sherlock Holmes with a crucial clue, for example. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, astrophysicist Or Graur offers a concise and accessible introduction to these awe-inspiring astronomical phenomena. Graur explains that a deep observational understanding of supernovae—why and how they shine and how their brightness changes over time—allows us to use them as tools for experiments in astrophysics and physics. A certain type of supernova, for example, brightens and fades in such a predictable manner that we can measure the distances to their host galaxies. We owe our existence to supernovae—they give us iron for our blood and calcium for our bones. But supernovae may also have caused a mass extinction event on Earth 2.6 million years ago. Graur shows how observations of supernovae played a role in the transformation of astronomy from astrology to astrophysics; surveys the tools used to study supernovae today; and describes the lives and deaths of stars and the supernova remnants, neutron stars, and black holes they leave behind. Illustrations in both color and black and white, many from Graur’s own Hubble Space Telescope data, make this account of supernovae particularly vivid.

Asteroseismology in the Kepler Era

Asteroseismology in the Kepler Era
Author: Andrzej S. Baran,Anthony Eugene Lynas-Gray,Karen Kinemuchi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 2889714772
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars

Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars
Author: Hugh M. Van Horn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN: 331909369X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars Book Excerpt:

White dwarfs, each containing about as much mass as our Sun but packed into a volume about the size of Earth, are the endpoints of evolution for most stars. Thousands of these faint objects have now been discovered, though only a century ago only three were known. They are among the most common stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and they have become important tools in understanding the universe. Yet a century ago only three white dwarfs were known. The existence of these stars completely baffled the scientists of the day, and solving the mysteries of these strange objects required revolutionary advances in science and technology, including the development of quantum physics, the construction and utilization of large telescopes, the invention of the digital computer, and the ability to make astronomical observations from space. This book tells the story of the growth in our understanding of white dwarf stars, set within the context of the relevant scientific and technological advances. Part popular science, part historical narrative, this book is authored by one of the astrophysicists who participated directly in uncovering some of the secrets of white dwarf stars.

Risk Society and School Educational Policy

Risk Society and School Educational Policy
Author: Grant Rodwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 0429813864
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Society and School Educational Policy Book Excerpt:

Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and practice in school education. Drawing on work by Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, Rodwell explores the development of risk society as a field of interest, discussing its history, contemporary significance and links with neoliberalism, school education, and both mainstream and social media. He also examines its impact on government policies and the practical implications of how this impacts the educational experiences of children around the globe today. A book for policy professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students interested in Education Studies, Theory and Policy, and International and Comparative Education, Risk Society and School Educational Policy is the first international academic monograph published in the field.

Solar Planetary Systems

Solar Planetary Systems
Author: Asit B. Bhattacharya,Jeffrey M. Lichtman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1498762077
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Planetary Systems Book Excerpt:

The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the importance of the subject and provide detailed information on the physical makeup of our planetary system and technologies used for research. Information on educational projects has also been included in the Radio Astronomy chapters.This information is a real plus for students and educators considering a career in Planetary Science or for increasing their knowledge about our planetary system.

The Effect of Stellar Multiplicity on Exoplanetary Systems

The Effect of Stellar Multiplicity on Exoplanetary Systems
Author: Steve B. Howell,Rachel Matson,Francesco Marzari
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2022-03-04
ISBN: 2889715167
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence
Author: Roberto Sirvent,Danny Haiphong
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1510742379
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence Book Excerpt:

A survey of some of the “fake news” reported to the American people over the last few centuries. According to Robert Sirvent and Danny Haiphong, Americans have been exposed to fake news throughout our history—news that slavery is a thing of the past, that we don’t live on stolen land, that wars are fought to spread freedom and democracy, that a rising tide lifts all boats, that prisons keep us safe, and that the police serve and protect. Thus, the only “news” ever reported by various channels of U.S. empire is the news of American exceptionalism and American innocence. And, as this book will hopefully show, it’s all fake. Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news? American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet. Sirvent and Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy. “Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent are two of the most courageous and truthful intellectuals in the belly of the U.S. imperial beast! In this powerful text they lay bare the hidden realities and concealed miseries of poor and working peoples even as revolutionary fire remains strong! This book keeps alive so much of the best of the radical tradition in the neo-fascist age of Trump!” —Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University “In a damning indictment of the collapse of the American Empire and its Democratic, Republican, and corporate media overseers, Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong expose the ruling class propaganda machine as it worships at the altar of austerity, war, and white supremacy. This book argues that efforts to produce a kinder, gentler corporatist American state are misguided and demonstrates that a radical, even revolutionary alternative is our only hope.” —Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of America: The Farewell Tour

The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar

The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar
Author: Shawn M. Lehman,Ute Radespiel,Elke Zimmermann
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1107075599
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Book Excerpt:

The first ever reference book on the behaviour, physiology, conservation and biogeography of the dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar.

Compact Star Physics

Compact Star Physics
Author: Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 1316850773
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compact Star Physics Book Excerpt:

This self-contained introduction to compact star physics explains important concepts from areas such as general relativity, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and nuclear physics. Containing many tested exercises, and written by an international expert in the research field, the book provides important insights on the basic concepts of compact stars, discusses white dwarfs, neutron stars, quark stars and exotic compact stars. Included are sections on astrophysical observations of compact stars, and present and future terrestrial experiments related to compact stars physics, as the study of exotic nuclei and relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Major developments in the field such as the discovery of massive neutron stars, and a discussion of the recent gravitational wave measurement of a neutron star merger are also presented. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers working on the physics of compact stars, general relativity and nuclear physics.

Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales
Author: Nick Pyenson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 0735224579
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spying on Whales Book Excerpt:

“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature Called “the best of science writing” (Edward O. Wilson) and named a best book by Popular Science, a dive into the secret lives of whales, from their four-legged past to their perilous present. Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't know about them. Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea--and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive? Nick Pyenson's research has given us the answers to some of our biggest questions about whales. He takes us deep inside the Smithsonian's unparalleled fossil collections, to frigid Antarctic waters, and to the arid desert in Chile, where scientists race against time to document the largest fossil whale site ever found. Full of rich storytelling and scientific discovery, Spying on Whales spans the ancient past to an uncertain future--all to better understand the most enigmatic creatures on Earth.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1870
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2373
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Space Capitalism

Space Capitalism
Author: Peter Lothian Nelson,Walter E. Block
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 3319746510
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Capitalism Book Excerpt:

This book compares and contrasts the motivations, morality, and effectiveness of space exploration when pursued by private entrepreneurs as opposed to government. The authors advocate market-driven, private initiatives take the lead through enhanced competition and significant resources that can be allocated to the exploration and exploitation of outer space. Space travel and colonisation is analysed through the prism of economic freedom and laissez faire capitalism, in a unique and accessible book.

Controversies in Digital Ethics

Controversies in Digital Ethics
Author: Amber Davisson,Paul Booth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN: 1501310542
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversies in Digital Ethics Book Excerpt:

Controversies in Digital Ethics explores ethical frameworks within digital culture. Through a combination of theoretical examination and specific case studies, the essays in this volume provide a vigorous examination of ethics in a highly individualistic and mediated world. Focusing on specific controversies-privacy, surveillance, identity politics, participatory culture-the authors in this volume provide a roadmap for navigating the thorny ethical issues in new media. Paul Booth and Amber Davisson bring together multiple writers working from different theoretical traditions to represent the multiplicity of ethics in the 21st century. Each essay has been chosen to focus on a particular issue in contemporary ethical thinking in order to both facilitate classroom discussion and further scholarship in digital media ethics. Accessible for students, but with a robust analysis providing contemporary scholarship in media ethics, this collection unites theory, case studies, and practice within one volume.

Country Gentleman the Magazine of Better Farming

Country Gentleman  the Magazine of Better Farming
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 832
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Astronomy Book

The New Astronomy Book
Author: Danny Faulkner
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1614584141
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Astronomy Book Book Excerpt:

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book! Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system. If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.

The Future of Asteroseismology

The Future of Asteroseismology
Author: Joyce Ann Guzik,Markus Roth
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 2889711838
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parallel Computing Technologies

Parallel Computing Technologies
Author: Victor Malyshkin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 3030256367
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Computing Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Parallel Computing Technologies, PaCT 2019, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in August 2019. The 24 full papers and 10 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Programming Languages and Execution Environments; Methods and Tools for Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Problems; Data Processing; Cellular Automata; and Distributed Algorithms.