October 2nd, 2013

Water-powered gristmills of Union County, Pennsylvania – Thomas Rich

In this newest Heritage book, Volume XXIV, 2014, authors, Thomas P. Rich and David W. Del Testa, documented the history of the water-powered gristmills that once populated the valleys of the Buffalo, Penns, White Deer and White Deer Hole Creeks. Water-powered gristmills were the key technology behind the development of the agriculturally-based Union County. The authors identified about forty such mills that operated in the period from 1770 until today. As a commemoration of the establishment of Union County in 1813, the new Heritage volume weaves the history of the county around the building and operation of these mills. It […]

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October 2nd, 2013

Carving nature at its joints : natural kinds in metaphysics and science – Matthew Slater (editor, chapter)

Contemporary discussions of the success of science often invoke an ancient metaphor from Plato’sPhaedrus: successful theories should “carve nature at its joints.” But is nature really “jointed”? Are there natural kinds of things around which our theories cut? The essays in this volume offer reflections by a distinguished group of philosophers on a series of intertwined issues in the metaphysics and epistemology of classification. The contributors consider such topics as the relevance of natural kinds in inductive inference; the role of natural kinds in natural laws; the nature of fundamental properties; the naturalness of boundaries; the metaphysics and epistemology of […]

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October 2nd, 2013

The environment:philosophy, science, and ethics – Matthew Slater (editor)

Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers’ invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by the environment involves not what it can teach us about ourselves and our place in the cosmic order but rather how we can understand its workings in order to make better decisions about our own conduct regarding it. The resulting inquiry spans different areas of contemporary philosophy, many of which are represented by the fifteen original essays in this volume. The contributors first consider conceptual problems generated by rapid advances in biology and ecology, […]

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September 23rd, 2013

Child growth and development, 20th ed. – Chris Boyatzis (editor)

The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Annual Editions volumes have a number of organizational features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of supporting World Wide Web sites; Learning Outcomes and a brief overview at […]

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September 23rd, 2013

APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality – Chris J. Boyatzis (chapter)

This two-volume handbook presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the psychology of religion and spirituality. The handbook documents how the psychology of religion and spirituality is building on its theoretical and empirical foundation to encompass practice. Chapters provide in-depth and varied perspectives of leading scholars and practitioners on the most vital questions in the field: What does it mean to say someone is religious or spiritual? Why are people religious and spiritual? How are people affected by the diverse ways they experience and express their faith? How are religion and spirituality shaped and manifested across different […]

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September 19th, 2013

Archivo y Memoria : culturas subversivas de la memoria en arte, medios, literatura, ensayo y en la experiencia cotidiana. Latinoamérica 1970-2010 – Fernando Blanco (chapter)

Citation: Blanco, F. (2013). Desaparecidos en Archivo. Desmemoria en el texto cultural en Nicaragua y Chile. In Blanco, F. A., Bongers, W., Toro, A. ., & Gatzemeier, C. (eds.). Archivo y Memoria: Culturas subversivas de la memoria en arte, medios, literatura, ensayo y en la experiencia cotidiana. Latinoamérica 1970-2010. Tempe, Arizona: s.n.

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September 19th, 2013

Proceedings of the 4th Colloquium on Archaeology in Central Greece – Stephanie Larson (chapter)

Citation: Larson, S.  (2013). Geophysical explorations in and near the Ismenion Hill, Thebes, Greece.  In Proceedings of the 4th Colloquium on Archaeology in Central Greece. (Forthcoming)

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