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This accessible and lively introduction to comparative politics offers a fresh perspective on the fundamentals of political science. Its central theme is the enduring political significance of the modern state despite challenges to its sovereignty. The text engages readers as it traces states' struggles against the pressures of global economic and political interdependence, fragmented identities and secessionism, transnational criminal networks, and terrorism.
"Comparativists hoping to teach undergraduates have oscillated between country-by-country approaches and abstract frameworks. [Hislope and Mughan] strike the perfect balance, joining accessibility with rigor….Five chapters cover the state is and how its operations vary across democratic and authoritarian governments. A quartet of chapters addresses the forces shearing at the twenty-first-century state: globalization, ethnic nationalism, terrorism, and organized crime…. Introduction to Comparative Politics will help students and educators understand politics across regime types….A world-class gateway to the field's most important findings and insights. I strongly recommend it." – Jason Brownlee, The University of Texas at Austin
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Egyptologists, philologists, and archaeologists have long worked side by side in Egypt, but they often fail to understand one another's approaches. This book aims to introduce students to the archaeological side of the study of ancient Egypt and to bridge the gap between disciplines by explaining how archaeologists tackle a variety of problems.
"...an interesting read for anyone studying ancient Egypt; as Brewer concludes, only cooperative research and a greater understandin...g between archaeologists, Egyptologists, geologists, biologists and art historians can give a truly comprehensive understanding of the complexity of the human experience throughout history." --Ancient Egypt magazine, Volume 13 No. 4 Issue 76 (Feb/March 2013)
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Steven Weinberg demonstrates his exceptional insight in this concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics for graduate students.
"Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Laureate in physics, has written an exceptionally clear and coherent graduate-level textbook on modern quantum mechanics. This book presents the physical and mathematical formulations of the theory in a concise and rigorous manner. The equations are all explained step-by-step, and every term is defined. He presents a fresh, integrated approach to teaching this subject with an emphasis on symmetry principles. Weinberg demonstrates his finesse as an excellent teacher and author."
Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics News
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- 2nd Edition
Fully updated, this lively and beautifully illustrated undergraduate textbook emphasizes understanding science over memorization of dinosaur facts.
"This book is a treasure. Written on several levels (amateur, teen, adult, professional) this well illustrated text covers what is known about dinosaurs, the arguments, debates, the history of paleontology and some of the folk who study it. Great index, masterfully written. A wonderful read for the novice to expert. 3 stars. A must for anyone seriously interested in the field."
Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists
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An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this comprehensive, graduate-level textbook unique among existing classical electromagnetism textbooks. It features close to 120 worked examples, 80 applications boxes and nearly 600 end-of-chapter homework problems, with a solutions manual available to instructors at ww.cambridge.org/Zangwill.
"An outstanding achievement on so many levels, including scope, depth, insight, pedagogy, and historical background. It will become an instant classic."
JOHN D. JOANNOPOULOS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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- 3rd Edition
New edition of a classic textbook, introducing students to electricity and magnetism, featuring SI units and additional examples and problems.
"Although the basic physics remains largely unchanged, the Purcell and Morin book has many clarifying discussions based on those experimental results, and most chapters end with current applications and a summary. Solutions to the problems represent roughly one-quarter of the text—they are a most welcome addition, particularly for self-study. (Purcell wrote out a solution manual by hand—mainly for instructors!—to accompany his first edition.) "
H. Henry Stroke, New York University for Physics Today
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A guide to the fundamentals of game theory for undergraduates and MBA students.
Advance praise: "This book fills a long-standing need for a first-rate textbook for an undergraduate course in game theory. It strikes an almost ideal balance between accessibility and rigor with a series of well-chosen examples to light the way. The standard examples (Cournot, Bertrand, location choice) are here along with a host of less common ones (currency speculation, the Six Day War, the Cuban Missile Crisis). Anyone teaching an undergraduate game theory course should consider adopting Heifetz's book as a text." Bart Lipman, Boston University
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This textbook offers a complete course in applied macroeconomics at the intermediate level that emphasizes the application of economic theory to real-world data and policy. The text is unique in developing a detailed toolkit of elementary statistics and graphical techniques for economic data. A strength is its detailed treatment of national and international financial markets and the institutions of monetary and fiscal policy, which makes it especially helpful in understanding recent economic crises.
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Sports Economics, the most comprehensive textbook in the field by celebrated economist Roger D. Blair, focuses primarily on the business and economics aspects of major professional sports and the NCAA. It employs the basic principles of economics to address issues such as the organization of leagues, pricing, advertising, and broadcasting as well as the labor market in sports.
"Sports Economics is an invaluable text that uses rigorous microeconomic analysis to explain a host of sports topics, ranging from antitrust and arbitration to profits and point shaving." – Charles L. Clotfelter, Duke University; Author, Big-Time Sports in American Universities (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
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Key concepts in mineralogy and petrology are explained alongside beautiful full-color illustrations, in this concisely written textbook.
"The Klein and Philpotts text offers the perfect blend of basic concepts with beautiful illustrations and descriptions of the essential Earth materials for introductory students in geology and environmental geoscience courses. The book is well written and advanced concepts that are introduced are appropriate for the level. This book is destined to become widely adopted in Earth materials courses in the new, more environmentally conscious Earth science curriculums." - Chris Hepburn, Professor of Geology and Acting Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Boston College
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- 2nd Edition
The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of this acclaimed text for a second course on linear algebra has more than 1,100 problems and exercises, along with new sections on the singular value and CS decompositions and the Weyr canonical form, expanded treatments of inverse problems and of block matrices, and much more.
"The second edition of Matrix Analysis, as curated by Roger Horn and Charlie Johnson, is the definitive source and indispensable reference for the foundations of matrix analysis. The material is comprehensive yet thoughtfully collected, and presented with insightful exposition and crystal-clear organization. This book is for anyone who comes in contact with matrices, be it applied scientist, casual user, or experienced researcher."
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University
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