The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction by Davíd Carrasco

By Davíd Carrasco

This Very brief advent employs the disciplines of background, non secular stories, and anthropology because it illuminates the complexities of Aztec existence. Readers meet a humans hugely expert in sculpture, astronomy, urban making plans, poetry, and philosophy, who have been additionally profoundly devoted to cosmic regeneration throughout the thrust of the ceremonial knife and during struggle. Davíd Carrasco seems past Spanish debts that experience coloured a lot of the Western narrative to permit Aztec voices talk about their starting place tales, the cosmic value in their capital urban, their equipment of kid rearing, and the contributions girls made to way of life and the empire. Carrasco discusses the arriving of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec legendary traditions in regards to the origins in their urban with real city existence in Mesoamerica, and descriptions the increase of the Aztec empire. He additionally explores Aztec faith, which supplied either justification for and possible choices to war, sacrifice, and imperialism, and he sheds mild on Aztec poetry, philosophy, portray, and particularly enormous sculpture and structure. He concludes via taking a look at how the Aztecs were portrayed in Western concept, artwork, movie, and literature in addition to in Latino tradition and humanities.

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The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet by Julie L. Horan

By Julie L. Horan

Elvis died on one and Charles V, ruler of Germany and Spain, was once born on one. even if we use them each day, such a lot people understand little or no approximately bathrooms. This distinct rest room historical past contends that civilization all started, now not with the written be aware, yet with the lavatory. via ads, diaries, museum catalogs and anecdotes, this booklet explores the background of the bathroom and the customs and manners surrounding it. Illustrations.

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Human Cell Culture Protocols by Claire Linge (auth.), Gareth E. Jones (eds.)

By Claire Linge (auth.), Gareth E. Jones (eds.)

Specialist medical and medical investigators current confirmed human telephone tradition options acceptable to tissue samples taken from a wide selection of organs, quite these susceptible to pathological swap. They describe in transparent, step by step directions the particular standards for effectively culturing such human cells as T-cells, trophoblast cells, renal cells, typical killer cells, endothelial cells, neurons, epithelial cells, pituitary cells, and extra. The protocols dispose of a lot of the chore of adapting suggestions at the beginning built for animal cellphone tradition structures or the time spent in removing almost certainly valuable thoughts buried within the info of study papers, or maybe in books principally dedicated to animal phone tradition. they enable researchers to exploit effectively prime quality in vitro cultures as versions to discover the illness method.

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Io sono la grondaia by Gustavo A. Rol, Catterina Ferrari

By Gustavo A. Rol, Catterina Ferrari

Questo libro è il primo e l'unico basato interamente sugli scritti di Gustavo Adolfo Rol: "l'uomo più sconcertante che io abbia mai conosciuto", come lo definiva Federico Fellini. Il quantity raccoglie infatti gran parte dei suoi diari, delle sue lettere, pensieri e poesie, illustrati da fotografie di famiglia e riproduzioni delle sue pagine manoscritte; un corpus di testi fino advert oggi inediti, che sono stati trascritti e curati da Catterina Ferrari. "Egli amava definirsi 'la grondaia' che convoglia l'acqua che cade sul tetto, cioè una forza di cui riteneva di essere soltanto il canale. los angeles gamma multiforme di "possibilità" di cui period dotato, gli ha permesso di spaziare in ogni campo, di poter fare esperimenti di ogni genere, compresi viaggi nel passato e nel futuro, sempre in keeping with il bene del prossimo e in line with uno scopo altamente morale".

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Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific by David N. Livingstone

By David N. Livingstone

We're conversant in deliberating technology and its findings as common. in the end, one atom of carbon plus of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia in addition to in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use an identical fabrics and methods to problem the paintings of a scientist in manhattan; and naturally the legislation of gravity follow world wide. Why, then, should still the areas the place technology is completed topic in any respect? David N. Livingstone the following places that query to the try out together with his attention-grabbing research of ways technology bears the marks of its position of production.

Putting technology in Its Place establishes the elemental significance of geography in either the iteration and the intake of medical wisdom, utilizing old examples of the numerous areas the place technological know-how has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his realization to a couple of the categorical websites the place technology has been made—the laboratory, museum, and botanical backyard, to call many of the extra traditional locales, but additionally areas just like the coffeehouse and cathedral, ship's deck and asylum, even the human physique itself. In every one case, he finds simply how the gap of inquiry has conditioned the investigations conducted there. He then describes how, on a local scale, provincial cultures have formed clinical activity and the way, in flip, medical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the elemental instability of medical that means, in accordance with case reports of the way medical theories were obtained in numerous locales. Putting technological know-how in Its Place powerfully concludes by way of reading the amazing mobility of technology and the possible easy method it strikes round the globe.

From the reception of Darwin within the land of the Maori to the giraffe that walked from Marseilles to Paris, Livingstone exhibits that position does subject, even on this planet of science.

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SOCIETE ET CULTURE DE LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE ( CONTEMPORARY by Georges Santoni

By Georges Santoni

This e-book was once written with the purpose of delivering a correct precis of the seminars carried out through the Institute on modern French tradition and Society held on the country college of recent York at Albany from June 25 to August three, 1979, within the desire that its contents will be either attention-grabbing and beneficial to all who research and train French.

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Hong Kong - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs by Clare Vickers

By Clare Vickers

Tradition clever! offers crucial details on attitudes, ideals and behaviour in numerous nations, making sure that you simply arrive at your vacation spot conscious of uncomplicated manners, universal courtesies, and delicate matters. those concise courses inform you what to anticipate, the right way to behave, and the way to set up a rapport together with your hosts. This within wisdom will assist you to keep away from embarrassing gaffes and errors, think convinced in unexpected occasions, and enhance belief, friendships, and profitable enterprise relationships.

Culture shrewdpermanent! deals illuminating insights into the tradition and society of a selected kingdom. it's going to assist you to show your visit-whether on company or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching event. Contents include

customs, values, and traditions
historical, non secular, and political background
life at home
leisure, social, and cultural life
eating and drinking
dos, don'ts, and taboos
business practices
communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture clever has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday instances Travel

"... the appropriate creation to the unusual, terrific and downright extraordinary quirks and customs of varied countries." worldwide Travel

"...full of fascinating-as good as common-sense-tips that can assist you keep away from embarrassing pretend pas." Observer

"...as important as they're entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a remote world." big apple occasions

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Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer by Kalle Lasn

By Kalle Lasn

America isn't any longer a rustic yet a multimillion-dollar model, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founding father of Adbusters journal, Lasn goals to forestall the branding of the US via altering the best way info flows; the way in which associations wield energy; the best way tv stations are run; and how the nutrients, model, car, activities, track, and tradition industries set agendas. With a brave and compelling voice, Lasn deconstructs the advertisements tradition and our fixation on icons and model names. And he exhibits tips on how to manage resistance opposed to the ability belief that manages the manufacturers through "uncooling" client goods, via "dermarketing" models and celebrities, and by way of breaking the "media trance" of our TV-addicted age.

A robust manifesto by way of a number one media activist, Culture Jam lays the rules for the main major social stream of the early twenty-first century -- a flow which may switch the area and how we predict and live.

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Re-Reading Leavis: Culture and Literary Criticism, 1st by Gary Day (auth.)

By Gary Day (auth.)

This ebook bargains a far wanted reassessment of F.R. Leavis. Gary Day argues that post-structuralist conception has outlined itself towards Leavis whilst in reality there are specific parallels among the 2 varieties of feedback. Day additionally attracts cognizance to the connections among Leavis's early paintings and the emergent discourses of consumerism and medical administration. particularly he notes how on the centre of every is a picture of the physique and he analyses what this suggests for Leavis's belief of analyzing. by way of situating Leavis when it comes to the troubles of post-structuralism and through finding him firmly in his ancient context, Day is ready to chart how some distance feedback can justly declare to be oppositional. even as, Day is ready to get well from Leavis's paintings a concept of price; an issue that's turning into more and more vital in literary and cultural experiences today.

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