Discovering the Humanities

Discovering the Humanities


  • Release: 2015-07-22
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 552 page
  • ISBN: 9780133912999
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyArtsLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyArtsLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134127129 / ISBN-13: 9780134127125. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133877701 / ISBN-13: 9780133877700 and ISBN-10: 0133976017 / ISBN-13: 9780133976014. MyArtsLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Introduction to the Humanities See context and make connections across the humanities Throughout Discovering the Humanities, Third Edition, author Henry Sayre employs a storytelling approach that helps students see context and make connections across the humanities. Believing that people learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, Sayre weaves a compelling narrative of multifaceted cultural experiences that will resonate with students — throughout the course and beyond. By showing how cultures influence one another, and how ideas are exchanged and evolve over time, Discovering the Humanities helps students understand the cultural interplay that has shaped human thinking and creativity throughout our history. Also available with MyArtsLab® MyArtsLab for the Introduction to Humanities course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyArtsLab does not include an eText. Discovering the Humanities, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Discovering Babylon

Discovering Babylon


  • Release: 2018-10-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 188 page
  • ISBN: 9781351673884
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This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th century and through the great excavation of 1899-1917, and focuses on the encounter between the Babylon of tradition and the Babylon unearthed by the archaeologists. This book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach, combining expertise in biblical studies and Assyriology with perspectives on history, art history, intellectual history, reception studies and contemporary issues.

Discovering American Regionalism

Discovering American Regionalism


  • Release: 2018-07-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 274 page
  • ISBN: 9781351242639
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Regions are difficult to govern – coordinating policies across local jurisdictional boundaries in the absence of a formal regional government gives rise to enormous challenges. Yet some degree of coordination is almost always essential for local governments to effectively fulfill their responsibilities to their citizens. State and local governments have, over time, awkwardly, and with much experimenting, developed common approaches to regional governance. In this revolutionary new book, authors David Miller and Jen Nelles offer a new way to conceptualize those common approaches: Regional Intergovernmental Organizations (RIGOs) that bring together local governments to coordinate policies across jurisdictional boundaries. RIGOs are not governments themselves, but as Miller and Nelles demonstrate, they do have a measure of political authority that allows them to quietly and sometimes almost invisibly work to further regional interests and mitigate cross-boundary irritations. Providing a new conceptual framework for understanding how regional decision-making has emerged in the U.S., this book will provoke a new and rich era of discussion about American regionalism in theory and practice. Discovering American Regionalism will be a future classic in the study of intergovernmental relations, regionalism, and cross-boundary collaboration.

The Humanities

The Humanities


  • Release: 2011-07-15
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 0205177794
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This 12 month access code care gives you access to all of MyArtsLab's tools and resources, including a complete eText of your book. You can also buy immediate access to MyArtsLab with Pearson eText online with a credit card at www.myartslab.com For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. SEE CONTEXT AND MAKE CONNECTIONS… ACROSS THE HUMANITIES The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change , 2e helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre's belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history. With a stronger focus on engaging students in the critical thinking process, this new edition encourages students to deepen their understanding of how cultures influence one another, how ideas are exchanged and evolve over time, and how this collective process has led us to where we stand today. With several new features, this second edition helps students to understand context and make connections across time, place, and culture.

Discovering the Human Connectome

Discovering the Human Connectome


  • Release: 2012-09-07
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780262304801
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A pioneer in the field outlines new empirical and computational approaches to mapping the neural connections of the human brain. Crucial to understanding how the brain works is connectivity, and the centerpiece of brain connectivity is the connectome, a comprehensive description of how neurons and brain regions are connected. In this book, Olaf Sporns surveys current efforts to chart these connections—to map the human connectome. He argues that the nascent field of connectomics has already begun to influence the way many neuroscientists collect, analyze, and think about their data. Moreover, the idea of mapping the connections of the human brain in their entirety has captured the imaginations of researchers across several disciplines including human cognition, brain and mental disorders, and complex systems and networks. Discovering the Human Connectome offers the first comprehensive overview of current empirical and computational approaches in this rapidly developing field.

Kama Muta

Kama Muta


  • Release: 2019-12-20
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 388 page
  • ISBN: 9781000751499
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This book describes a ubiquitous and potent emotion that has only rarely and recently been studied in any systematic manner. The words that come closest to denoting it in English are being moved or touched, having a heart-warming feeling, feeling nostalgic, feeling patriotic, or pride in family or team. In religious contexts when the emotion is intense, it may be labeled ecstasy, mystical rapture, burning in the bosom, or being touched by the Spirit. All of these are instances of what scientists now call ‘kama muta’ (Sanskrit, ‘moved by love’). Alan Page Fiske shows that what evokes this emotion is the sudden creation, intensification, renewal, repair, or recall of a communal sharing relationship – when love ignites, or people feel newly connected. He explains the social, psychological, cultural, and likely evolutionary processes involved – and how they interlock. Kama muta is described as it manifests in diverse settings at many points in history across scores of cultures, in everyday experiences as well as the peak moments of life. The chapters illuminate the occurrence of kama muta in a range of contexts, including religion, oratory, literature, sport, social media, and nature. The book will be of interest to students and scholars from a number of disciplines who are interested in emotion or social relationships. Supplementary notes can be found online at: www.routledge.com/9780367220945

Writing Essays

Writing Essays


  • Release: 2015-11-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 142 page
  • ISBN: 9781317424154
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Essays are a major form of assessment in higher education today and this is a fact that causes some writers a great deal of anxiety. Fortunately, essay writing is a skill that can be learned, like any other. Through precise explanations, this fully updated edition of Writing Essays gives you the confidence to express yourself coherently and effectively. It demystifies the entire process of essay writing, helping you to become proficient and confident in every aspect. Writing Essays reveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You’ll learn how to impress tutors by discovering exactly what markers look for when they read your work. Using practical examples selected from real student assignments and tutor feedback, this book covers every aspect of composition, from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and submission. It also advises you on stress-free methods of revision, helps with exam essays, explains the principles of effective secondary source management, and shows you how to engage meaningfully with other critics’ views. A new chapter will also guide you through the intricacies of the undergraduate dissertation. As a full-time university professor, Richard Marggraf Turley counsels students and assesses their work every day, helping him to recognise the challenges that they face. Accessible, concise and full of practical examples, Writing Essays is a response to these challenges and will be an invaluable companion for Humanities students who wish to improve their grades and become confident in the art of essay writing.