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In this comprehensive introduction, Albert Spencer presents a new story of the origins and development of American pragmatism, from its emergence through the interaction of European and Indigenous American cultures to its contemporary status as a diverse, vibrant, and contested global philosophy. Spencer explores the intellectual legacies of American pragmatism's founders, Peirce and James, but also those of newly canonical figures such as Addams, Anzaldúa, Cordova, DuBois, and others crucial to its development. He presents the diversity of pragmatisms, old and new, by weaving together familiar and unfamiliar authors through shared themes, such as fallibilism, meliorism, pluralism, verification, and hope. Throughout, Spencer reveals American pragmatism's engagement with the consequences of US political hegemony, as versions of pragmatism arise in response to both the tragic legacies and the complicated benefits of colonialism. American Pragmatism is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students taking courses in pragmatism or American philosophy, for scholars wishing to develop their understanding of this thriving philosophical tradition, or for curious readers interested in the genealogy of American thought.

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Make your 3D world a reality Some of the dramatic visual effects you've seen in top-grossing movies and heralded television series got their start in Blender. This book helps you get your own start in creating three-dimensional characters, scenes, and animations in the popular free and open-source tool. Author Jason van Gumster shares his insight as an independent animator and digital artist to help Blender newcomers turn their ideas into three-dimensional drawings. From exporting and sharing scenes to becoming a part of the Blender community, this accessible book covers it all! * Create 3D characters--no experience required * Build scenes with texture and real lighting features * Animate your creations and share them with the world * Avoid common rookie mistakes This book is the ideal starting place for newcomers to the world of 3D modeling and animation.
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Understand the fundamental basis of spaceflight with this cutting-edge guide As spacecraft engineering continues to advance, so too do the propulsion methods by which human beings can seek out the stars. Ion thrusters and Hall thrusters have been the subject of considerable innovation in recent years, and spacecraft propulsion has never been more efficient. For professionals within and adjacent to spacecraft engineering, this is critical knowledge that can alter the future of space flight. Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion offers a thorough grounding in electric propulsion for spacecraft, particularly the features and mechanisms underlying Ion and Hall thrusters. Updated in the light of rapidly expanding knowledge, the second edition of this essential guide detailed coverage of thruster principles, plasma physics, and more. It reflects the historic output of the legendary Jet Propulsion Laboratory and promises to continue as a must-own volume for spacecraft engineering professionals. Readers of the second edition of Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion readers will also find: * Extensive updates to chapters covering hollow cathodes and Hall thrusters, based on vigorous recent research * New sections covering magnetic shielding, cathode plume instabilities, and more * Figures and homework problems in each chapter to facilitate learning and retention Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion is an essential work for spacecraft engineers and researchers working in spacecraft propulsion and related fields, as well as graduate students in electric propulsion, aerospace science, and space science courses.

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Moran's Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, SI Version, continues to offer a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of classical thermodynamics, while retaining an engineering perspective. With concise, applications-oriented discussion of topics and self-test problems, this book encourages students to monitor their own learning. This classic text provides a solid foundation for subsequent studies in fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and statistical thermodynamics, and prepares students to effectively apply thermodynamics in the practice of engineering. This edition is revised with additional examples and end-of-chapter problems to increase student comprehension.

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Die 9. Auflage von Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook ist ein umfassendes, ausführliches und verlässliches Referenzwerk zu Arzneimitteln, die in der Veterinärmedizin zum Einsatz kommen. - Vollständig aktualisierte Neuauflage dieses Klassikers mit sorgfältig zusammengestellten Dosierungen für die einzelnen Indikationen. Unterstützt bei der Auswahl der richtigen Dosierung. - Präsentiert 16 neue Medikamente. - Maßgebliches und vollständiges Referenzwerk mit ausführlichen Informationen zu Arzneimitteln in der Veterinärmedizin. - Das Referenzwerk zum schnellen Nachschlagen in der täglichen Praxis. - Beschreibt Dosierungen für eine Vielzahl von Tierarten, darunter Hunde, Katzen, Exoten und Nutztiere.
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Praise for REWIRED

"Rewired will become the go-to playbook for people who want to harness digital innovation to drive competitive business outcomes."
-DR. ALBERT BOURLA, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer

"In typical McKinsey fashion, this insightful book makes the challenge of tech-enabled transformations all the more approachable and actionable."
-CHUA ("SK") SOCK KOONG, Board at Bharti Airtel, Prudential, Royal Philips, Ayala Corporation; former CEO, Singtel

"An absolute must-read for any executive with aspirations for leading a multinational company."
-MARTIN SHANKLAND, Executive Board Member for Global Operations, adidas

"This book gives insight into the capabilities and frameworks needed to win."
-JULIE DILLMAN, EVP, Chubb Group; Senior Executive, Operations and Technology, and Digital Transformation Officer

"Rewired is written with a practitioner's eye and provides a clear roadmap for building your enterprise capabilities and concrete examples that will greatly increase your organization's odds of success."
-JEFF HARMENING, Chairman and CEO, General Mills

"Rewired shows the way forward by not just clarifying the role of technology, but also showing how to apply the technology in order to achieve a competitive advantage."
-DR. MARKUS KREBBER, CEO, RWE AG

"A must-read for any organization looking to stay competitive in the digital age."
-MATT ANDERSON, Chief Digital Officer, The Carlyle Group

"Lamarre, Smaje, and Zemmel have undertaken a unique service to cut through the complexity of digital and AI transformations and make it navigable."
-CHUCK MAGRO, CEO, Corteva Agriscience

"To stay competitive and at the forefront of any industry, businesses must continuously adapt and evolve with technology. Rewired tackles the key question of how."
-ROBIN VINCE, President and CEO, BNY Mellon

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Moderne, nachhaltige und wirtschaftliche Bauwerke sind heute Ergebnis werkstoffübergreifender Entwurfsplanung. Daher werden mit neuen Büchern unter dem Titel "Werkstoffübergreifendes Entwerfen und Konstruieren" erstmals die Entwurfs-, Bemessungs- und Konstruktionsgrundlagen für die Bauarten Holz, Stahl, Stahlbeton und Mauerwerk gemeinsam behandelt. Diese Darstellung erschließt dem Leser die Prinzipien der Tragwerksplanung, die allen Bauarten zugrunde liegen, dabei erleichtert die vergleichende Darstellung das Erkennen grundlegender Zusammenhänge. Zahlreiche praxisnahe Beispiele dienen der Vertiefung und Anwendung des Wissens. Der erste Band behandelt die Grundlagen der Tragwerksplanung und -bemessung unter Berücksichtigung der Eurocodes. Eingangs werden detailliert das Sicherheitskonzept im Bauwesen, die Lastannahmen und die Baustoffeigenschaften beschrieben. Den Schwerpunkt bildet die werkstoffübergreifend aufbereitete Querschnittsbemessung. Der Band schließt mit einer Einführung in die Planung von Tragwerken des Hallen- und Geschossbaus. Der zweite Band stellt den Entwurf, die Bemessung und Konstruktion von allen wesentlichen Bauteilen im Hallen- und Geschossbau im Kontext des Tragwerksentwurfs dar. Die Betrachtung der einzelnen Bauteile geht von deren Funktion, Beanspruchung und Einordnung im Tragwerk aus. Ziel ist die Entwicklung von Ausführungslösungen, die alle Aspekte des Entwurfs wie Gebrauchstauglichkeit, Gestaltung, Dauerhaftigkeit und Wirtschaftlichkeit berücksichtigen. Für die einzelnen Bauteile werden die bei der statischen Bemessung und konstruktiven Durchbildung zu beachtenden baustoffspezifischen Besonderheiten beschrieben. Dabei wird sowohl auf die Kriterien der Tragfähigkeit (einschließlich der Bauteilstabilität) als auch der Gebrauchstauglichkeit eingegangen. Zahlreiche Beispiele dienen der Anschaulichkeit und dem Vergleich.

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Stolen Cars is an innovative ethnography of urban inequalities and violence in São Paulo, Brazil. * Organized around the journeys of five stolen cars, each chapter discusses a specific theme, such as the distinctions between violent robbery and the more commercial non-violent theft or the role of national borders interconnecting illegal and legal economies * Provides an original theoretical framework for a rarely studied urban and transnational supply chain * Draws from empirical data and a combination of different methodologies to demonstrate mechanisms of urban inequalities and violence reproduction * Highlights how everyday life is entangled with structural urban transformations * Uses an ethnographic narrative to show how urban development produce various forms of illegality and violent crime

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BITCOIN'S HISTORY, PROPERTIES, USES, AND FUTURE

In The Bitcoin Standard, economist Saifedean Ammous walks readers through the fascinating history of the technologies of money and explores what gave these technologies their monetary role, how they lost it, what that teaches us about the desirable features of money, and how Bitcoin is designed to improve on these technologies. Ammous elucidates the economic, social, cultural, and political benefits of sound money over unsound money to allow for an informed discussion of the potential role Bitcoin could play in the digital economy of the future. Rather than as a currency for criminals or a cheap mass consumer payment network, this book argues Bitcoin is emerging as a decentralized, politically neutral, free-market alternative to national central banks, with potentially enormous implications for individual freedom and prosperity. For anyone looking for a clear understanding of this new digital money, The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource.

"The Bitcoin Standard should be required reading for everyone in modern society. It offers a concise and coherent narrative of monetary theory, the history of money, practical economics, and the impact of political policy on business, culture, and the economy. The book contains perhaps one of the best articulations of the virtues of strong money and the dangers of weak currency yet presented in modern literature. The Bitcoing Standard also masterfully debunks the myths of modern monetary theory and the broken ideas that have dominated the fiat economic school of thought since the early 20th century."
--From the Foreword by Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy

"I have spent my entire career studying works about monetary theory, the gold standard, comparative monetary systems, central banks, and proposals for monetary and financial reform. I would rate a tiny fraction of the books I have read about any of these topics as excellent. Dr. Ammous' book, The Bitcoin Standard, contains an excellent treatment of these topics in addtion to one of the few enlightened and enlightening accounts of bitcoin that I have come across. It is essential reading for anyone interested in learning the role bitcoin could play in a future regime of free and sound money."
--Dr. Joseph T. Salerno, Academic Vice President of the Mises Institute & Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent--but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of "fitting in" and "going along" spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. * Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance * Create a culture where it's "safe" to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes * Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today's knowledge economy * Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the "yes-men" approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. The Fearless Organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation."a valuable addition to the popular management literature on teamwork" (Finanical Times, Oct 2018)
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"To be Cared For is a richly layered critique of elite discourses and anxieties about caste and conversion in India through a moving and insightful ethnography of religious practices and morality among the profoundly dispossessed. At once about caste, gender, hunger, injustice, and caring, this beautifully written book carries an analytical heft rarely seen in such grounded ethnographies."
—Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley
 
"This is a remarkable book, supported by painstaking ethnographic research and written with clarity and sensitivity. To Be Cared For takes a hugely complex subject and gives us new points of departure. It shows how anthropological approaches to religion, identity, and conversion need to change. It helps the reader rethink the nature of religion, culture, and truth—matters urgent to people facing discrimination, extreme poverty, and acute uncertainty."
—David Mosse, Professor of Anthropology, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London
 
"This remarkable ethnography tells a fascinating story with critical skill and compassion. Religion here is how people live, not what official doctrine says. Nathaniel Roberts gives us a complicated picture of moral contradictions and religious insights. This book is essential reading for anthropologists and others interested in the roles of religion in the modern world."
—Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, the Graduate Center, City University of New York
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