Discovering the Humanities

Discovering the Humanities
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Release: 2015-06-11
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0133940217
Language: en
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Throughout REVEL for Discovering the Humanities, Third Edition, author Henry Sayre employs a storytelling approach that helps students see context and make connections across the humanities. By showing how cultures influence one another, and how ideas are exchanged and evolve over time, REVEL for Discovering the Humanities helps students understand the cultural interplay that has shaped human thinking and creativity throughout our history. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

Discovering the Humanities

Discovering the Humanities
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Release: 2014
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0133877701
Language: en
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Discovering the Humanities helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Pearson Prentice Hall is proud to offer Discovering the Humanities-the new brief version of The Humanities: Culture, Continuity, and Change adapted by author Henry Sayre himself. Discovering the Humanities continues to help students see the big picture and make important connections through Henry Sayre's captivating narrative that has made the comprehensive text successful at schools across the nation. Henry Sayre took the introduction to the humanities course as a sophomore and was inspired to devote his life to the study of the humanities. He has always wanted to write a book that passes along the important and compelling stories of the humanities. Henry believes that students learn best by remembering stories, not by memorizing facts. What makes Discovering the Humanities special is that it tells the stories and captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity.

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities
Author: Kristen Schuster,Stuart Dunn
Release: 2020-08-24
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780429670251
Language: en
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This book draws on both traditional and emerging fields of study to consider consider what a grounded definition of quantitative and qualitative research in the Digital Humanities (DH) might mean; which areas DH can fruitfully draw on in order to foster and develop that understanding; where we can see those methods applied; and what the future directions of research methods in Digital Humanities might look like. Schuster and Dunn map a wide-ranging DH research methodology by drawing on both ‘traditional’ fields of DH study such as text, historical sources, museums and manuscripts, and innovative areas in research production, such as knowledge and technology, digital culture and society and history of network technologies. Featuring global contributions from scholars in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and Australia, this book draws together a range of disciplinary perspectives to explore the exciting developments offered by this fast-evolving field. Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities is essential reading for anyone who teaches, researches or studies Digital Humanities or related subjects.

The Future of the Humanities

The Future of the Humanities
Author: Walter Kaufmann
Release: 1977
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781412836944
Language: en
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A Short Handbook for Writing Essays in the Humanities and Social Sciences

A Short Handbook for Writing Essays in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Author: Salvatore Allosso,Dan Allosso
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1191906099
Language: en
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Bonfire of the Humanities

Bonfire of the Humanities
Author: Bruce S Thornton,Victor Davis Hanson,John Heath
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781497651609
Language: en
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With humor, lucidity, and unflinching rigor, the acclaimed authors of Who Killed Homer? and Plagues of the Mind unsparingly document the degeneration of a central, if beleaguered, discipline—classics—and reveal the root causes of its decline. Hanson, Heath, and Thornton point to academics themselves—their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized scholarship, among other things—as the progenitors of the crisis, and call for a return to “academic populism,” an approach characterized by accessible, unspecialized writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West.

Humanities World Report 2015

Humanities World Report 2015
Author: P. Holm,A. Jarrick,D. Scott
Release: 2014-11-24
Editor: Springer
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781137500281
Language: en
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this Open Access 'Report' is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues.

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities
Author: Peter Levine
Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: State University of New York Press
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781438410630
Language: en
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This is a critique of Nietzsche's theory of culture that proposes an alternative paradigm allowing a defense of the humanities against such Nietzschians as Leo Strauss and Derrida.

Discovering Prices

Discovering Prices
Author: Paul Milgrom
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780231544573
Language: en
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Traditional economic theory studies idealized markets in which prices alone can guide efficient allocation, with no need for central organization. Such models build from Adam Smith’s famous concept of an invisible hand, which guides markets and renders regulation or interference largely unnecessary. Yet for many markets, prices alone are not enough to guide feasible and efficient outcomes, and regulation alone is not enough, either. Consider air traffic control at major airports. While prices could encourage airlines to take off and land at less congested times, prices alone do just part of the job; an air traffic control system is still indispensable to avoid disastrous consequences. With just an air traffic controller, however, limited resources can be wasted or poorly used. What’s needed in this and many other real-world cases is an auction system that can effectively reveal prices while still maintaining enough direct control to ensure that complex constraints are satisfied. In Discovering Prices, Paul Milgrom—the world’s most frequently cited academic expert on auction design—describes how auctions can be used to discover prices and guide efficient resource allocations, even when resources are diverse, constraints are critical, and market-clearing prices may not even exist. Economists have long understood that externalities and market power both necessitate market organization. In this book, Milgrom introduces complex constraints as another reason for market design. Both lively and technical, Milgrom roots his new theories in real-world examples (including the ambitious U.S. incentive auction of radio frequencies, whose design he led) and provides economists with crucial new tools for dealing with the world’s growing complex resource-allocation problems.

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities
Author: Nick Montfort
Release: 2016-04-08
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780262331982
Language: en
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A book for anyone who wants to learn programming to explore and create, with exercises and projects to help the reader learn by doing. This book introduces programming to readers with a background in the arts and humanities; there are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of computation is assumed. In it, Nick Montfort reveals programming to be not merely a technical exercise within given constraints but a tool for sketching, brainstorming, and inquiring about important topics. He emphasizes programming's exploratory potential—its facility to create new kinds of artworks and to probe data for new ideas. The book is designed to be read alongside the computer, allowing readers to program while making their way through the chapters. It offers practical exercises in writing and modifying code, beginning on a small scale and increasing in substance. In some cases, a specification is given for a program, but the core activities are a series of “free projects,” intentionally underspecified exercises that leave room for readers to determine their own direction and write different sorts of programs. Throughout the book, Montfort also considers how computation and programming are culturally situated—how programming relates to the methods and questions of the arts and humanities. The book uses Python and Processing, both of which are free software, as the primary programming languages.

The Humanities

The Humanities
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Release: 2011-06-09
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 673
ISBN: 0205246257
Language: en
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- 0205246257 / 9780205246250 Humanities, The: Culture, Continuity and Change, Volume 1 with NEW MyArtsLab Package consists of: 0205241379 / 9780205241378 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card - for The Humanities: The Culture, Continuity and Change, Volume 1 0205782159 / 9780205782154 Humanities, The: Culture, Continuity and Change, Volume 1

Discovering Babylon

Discovering Babylon
Author: Rannfrid Thelle
Release: 2018-10-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781351673884
Language: en
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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.

Computation and the Humanities

Computation and the Humanities
Author: Julianne Nyhan,Andrew Flinn
Release: 2016-11-23
Editor: Springer
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9783319201702
Language: en
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This book addresses the application of computing to cultural heritage and the discipline of Digital Humanities that formed around it. Digital Humanities research is transforming how the Human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined and it has been ongoing for more than 70 years. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. The authors make a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing a number of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape this research from the 1950s until the present day. By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers’ earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research. Computation and the Humanities will be an essential read for cultural and computing historians, digital humanists and those interested in developments like the digitisation of cultural heritage and artefacts. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license

The Wisdom of Finance

The Wisdom of Finance
Author: Mihir Desai
Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 054491113X
Language: en
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The Wisdom of Finance takes well-known financial concepts and applies them to our most pressing life issues. The book is philosophical in its approach, but Desai's thesis is peppered with real-life examples of how financial types can and should see the world around them."

Business and Humanities in the Age of Globalization First Edition

Business and Humanities in the Age of Globalization  First Edition
Author: Kristina Colette Gibby-Wachter
Release: 2019-11-15
Editor: Cognella Academic Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1516597362
Language: en
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Business and Humanities: Discovering the Human Side of Business in the Age of Globalization draws a clear connection between humanities and successful business practice by helping students explore the essence of human thinking and patterns of behavior. Students learn various theories to expand their understanding of how people work and how markets are driven in an increasingly technology-driven and globalized business world. The text emphasizes the competitive advantage of being able to analyze a variety of business-related situations from a humanities perspective. It highlights the ways in which a working knowledge of the humanities can support business scholarship and successful business practice. Each unit within the text addresses the intersection of business and a particular school of the humanities: culture, psychology and self-identity, history and philosophy, visual arts, and sociology and anthropology. Additional units examine how issues related to race, class, and gender increasingly influence policymaking within organizations, as well as the importance of cultural competency to corporate sustainability within the global marketplace. Unique and innovative in approach, Business and Humanities is an ideal resource for business courses at all academic levels.

Yearning to Belong

Yearning to Belong
Author: John Paul Healy
Release: 2016-02-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781134789207
Language: en
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Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees of Guru-disciple Yoga, and broadening the understanding of Guru-disciple Yoga Practice, this book also adds considerably to knowledge of conversion to New Religious Movements and to issues of affiliation and disengagement. Exploring participants' experience of attraction, affiliation and disengagement, these themes highlight individuals' personal experience of Guru-disciple Yoga Practice.

Discovering the Humanities Revel Combo Access Code

Discovering the Humanities Revel Combo Access Code
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Release: 2019-04-04
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 9998
ISBN: 0135256097
Language: en
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For courses in Introduction to the Humanities See context and make connections across the humanities Revel(TM) Discovering the Humanities leads students on a journey through countless "ah-ha" moments as they piece together the cultural history of the world. Believing that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, author Henry Sayre deftly conveys multifaceted cultural experiences via a storytelling approach that students will remember -- during the course and beyond. Revised to better tell the story of the humanities as a global discipline, the 4th Edition includes new scholarship and images, and offers an updated survey of contemporary art. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience. In addition to this access code, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Reforming the Humanities

Reforming the Humanities
Author: Peter Levine
Release: 2009-12-15
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
Pages: 264
ISBN: PSU:000067068302
Language: en
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This book combines contemporary ethical theory, literary interpretation, and historical narrative to defend a view of the humanities as a source of moral guidance. Peter Levine argues that moral philosophers should interpret narratives and literary critics should adopt moral positions. His new analysis of Dante’s story of Paolo and Francesca sheds new light on the moral advantages and pitfalls of narratives versus ethical theories and principles.

Writing Essays

Writing Essays
Author: Richard Marggraf Turley
Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781317424154
Language: en
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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.

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities
Author: Stephen Siperstein,Shane Hall,Stephanie LeMenager
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781317423232
Language: en
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Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities constitutes a map and toolkit for anyone who wishes to draw upon the strengths of literary and cultural studies to teach valuable lessons that engage with climate change.