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By Hook Or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English

David Crystal

A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language.David Crystal has been described (by the Times Higher Education Supplement) as a sort of 'latter day Dr Johnson', a populist linguist who has promoted the study of the English language in an academic and broadcasting career that has so far spanned 40 years and nearly 100 books.Now he has written an engaging travel book of more general appeal. Inspired by W. G. Sebald's ‘The Rings of Saturn’ and by Bill Bryson's books, he has combined personal reflections, historical allusions and traveller observations to create a mesmerising (and entertaining) narrative account of his encounters with the English language and its speakers throughout the world – from Bangor to Bombay and from Stratford to San Francisco.‘By Hook or by Crook’ is an attempt to capture the exploratory, seductive, teasing, tantalising nature of language study. As such, it will appeal to the ever-growing market who like to be entertained as well as instructed.

Возникновение ценностей

Ханс Йоас

И широкая общественная дискуссия об изменении и утрате ценностей, и научные дебаты о либерализме и коммунитаризме не могут обойти вниманием вопрос о том, как вообще возникает приверженность тем или иным ценностям и каким образом эту приверженность можно усилить. Как ни странно, в современной социологии и философии на эти вопросы нет удовлетворительного ответа. Поэтому в разработке своей концепции немецкий социолог Ханс Йоас подробно анализирует более ранние решения, в частности, подходы Ницше, Джеймса, Дюркгейма, Зиммеля, Шелера, Дьюи, Тайлора и Хабермаса. Его собственное решение непосредственно связано с его теорией креативного действия.

Почему им можно, а нам нельзя?

Мишель Гельфанд

В одних странах, городах, компаниях и семьях люди спокойно относятся к 15-минутным опозданиям, мусору под ногами, мятой одежде, бурной жестикуляции, пререканиям детей с взрослыми и подчиненных с руководством. В других вас сурово накажут за малейшую непунктуальность, улетевшую мимо урны жвачку, лишнюю запятую в документе или непочтительность во взгляде. Почему в одних культурах жестко соблюдаются установленные нормы, а в других активно приветствуются независимость и инициативность? Почему люди соблюдают установленные нормы, порой вопреки здравому смыслу? Откуда вообще берутся нормы? Эти вопросы волнуют многих людей, живущих в эпоху перемен, в том числе и современных россиян. Автор книги, психолог Мишель Гельфанд, исследует исторические, социальные и экономические причины самых распространенных свобод и ограничений, а также анализирует преимущества и недостатки обеих систем – жесткой и свободной.

The Teacher

Abbott Jacob

Essential Forensic Biology

Alan Gunn

A completely revised and updated edition that teaches the essentials of forensic biology, with increased coverage of molecular biological techniques and new information on wildlife forensics, wound analysis and the potential of microbiomes as forensic indicators This fully revised and updated introduction to forensic biology carefully guides the reader through the science of biology in legal investigations. Full-colour throughout, including many new images, it offers an accessible overview to the essentials of the subject, providing balanced coverage of the range of organisms used as evidence in forensic investigations, such as invertebrates, vertebrates, plants and microbes. The book provides an accessible overview of the decay process and discusses the role of forensic indicators like human fluids and tissues, including bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds. It also examines the study of forensic biology in cases of suspicious death. This third edition of Essential Forensic Biology expands its coverage of molecular techniques throughout, offering additional material on bioterrorism and wildlife forensics. The new chapter titled ‘Wildlife Forensics’ looks at welfare legislation, CITES and the use of forensic techniques to investigate criminal activity such as wildlife trafficking and dog fighting. The use of DNA and RNA for the identification of individuals and their personal characteristics is now covered as well, along with a discussion of the ethical issues associated with the maintenance of DNA databases. Fully revised and updated third edition of the successful student-friendly introduction to the essentials of Forensic Biology Covers a wide variety of legal investigations such as homicide, suspicious death, neglect, real and fraudulent claims for the sale of goods unfit for purpose, the illegal trade in protected species of plants and animals and bioterrorism Discusses the use of a wide variety of biological material for forensic evidence Supported by a website that includes numerous photographs, interactive MCQs, self-assessment quizzes and a series of questions and topics for further study to enhance student understanding Includes a range of important, key case studies in which the difficulties of evaluating biological evidence are highlighted Essential Forensic Biology, Third Edition is an excellent guide for undergraduates studying forensic science and forensic biology.