Perspectives on Culture and Agent-based Simulations: by Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum

By Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum

This quantity analyses, from a computational perspective, how tradition may well come up, enhance and evolve via time. The 4 sections during this booklet learn and examine the modelling of tradition, workforce and service provider tradition, tradition simulation, and culture-sensitive expertise design.

Different study disciplines have diversified views on tradition, making it tricky to match and combine varied suggestions and versions of tradition. by means of taking a computational standpoint this publication however allows the mixing of innovations that play a task in tradition, even supposing they could originate from diverse disciplines.

Culture is generally considered as whatever imprecise and qualitative and hence tricky to house in a computational and formal surroundings. Taking a computational method of tradition therefore incorporates a twofold possibility: taking a too simplistic method of cultural impression on behaviour; or attempting to trap an excessive amount of, accordingly now not resulting in worthy computational instruments. besides the fact that, the methods and insights during this assortment express how varied views by way of best researchers defined in 13 chapters nonetheless can shape a coherent photo. The publication therefore illustrates the opportunity of utilizing computing structures to higher comprehend culture.

By describing equipment, theories and urban software effects in regards to the integration of cultural features into computers, this publication offers notion to researchers of all disciplines alike and provides the beginning of an interdisciplinary discussion on culture.

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The Culture of Yellow: Or, The Visual Politics of Late by Sabine Doran

By Sabine Doran

This can be the 1st booklet to discover the cultural importance of the colour yellow, exhibiting how its mental and aesthetic worth marked and formed a number of the highbrow, political, and creative currents of past due modernity. It contends that yellow services in this interval basically as a colour of stigma and scandal.

Yellow stigmatization has had an extended historical past: it is going again to the center a long time whilst Jews and prostitutes have been compelled to put on yellow symptoms to stress their marginal prestige. even though students have commented on those institutions specifically contexts, Sabine Doran deals the 1st overarching account of the way yellow connects disparate cultural phenomena, comparable to turn-of-the-century decadence (the "yellow nineties"), the increase of mass media ("yellow journalism"), mass immigration from Asia ("the yellow peril"), and mass stigmatization (the yellow big name that Jews have been compelled to put on in Nazi Germany).

The tradition of Yellow combines cultural historical past with cutting edge readings of literary texts and visible artistic endeavors, offering a multilayered account of the original function performed through the colour yellow in past due 19th- and twentieth-century American and ecu tradition.

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Protocols for Neural Cell Culture by Valérie Castellani, Jürgen Bolz (auth.), Sergey Fedoroff,

By Valérie Castellani, Jürgen Bolz (auth.), Sergey Fedoroff, Arleen Richardson (eds.)

In Protocols for Neural cellphone tradition, 3rd Ed., Sergey Fedoroff and Arleen Richardson generally revise, replace, and extend their best-selling and hugely praised number of conveniently reproducible neural tissue tradition protocols. This third variation provides eleven chapters describing vital new techniques for the isolation, development, and characterization of neural stem cells and for the manipulation of glial progenitor cells, in addition to crucial systems for hippocampal and microglial slice cultures and transfection of neurons in tradition with adenovirus. It comprises key recommendations for the training of substrata, using serum-free media, holding hybridomas, and the construction and purification of monoclonal antibodies. For scientists no longer educated in neuroanatomy, yet confronted with dissecting the mind and spinal wire, such a lot chapters within the third variation offer absolutely unique dissection procedures.
Protocols for Neural mobilephone tradition, 3rd Ed. is a richly augmented updating of the attempted and confirmed laboratory strategies that experience made previous versions an quintessential reference and advisor to neural phone tradition. Its precise wealth of functional aspect on a variety of tissue tradition structures having many functions make sure that this new version will stay a vital source for all investigators utilizing phone tradition method in learning the mind and its problems.

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of by Lawrence Wright

By Lawrence Wright

Amazon.com blurb:

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the realm of Scientology via the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Looming Tower, the now-classic examine of al-Qaeda’s 11th of September assault. in keeping with greater than 2 hundred own interviews with present and previous Scientologists—both well-known and not more good known—and years of archival examine, Lawrence Wright makes use of his striking investigative skill to discover for us the internal workings of the Church of Scientology.

At the book’s heart, males whom Wright brings vividly to lifestyles, displaying how they've got made Scientology what it really is this present day: The darkly impressive science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, whose stressed, expansive brain invented a brand new faith. And his successor, David Miscavige—tough and pushed, with the unenviable job of maintaining the church after the demise of Hubbard.

We know about Scientology’s advanced cosmology and particular language. We see the ways that the church pursues celebrities, reminiscent of Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and the way such stars are used to strengthen the church’s objectives. And we meet the younger idealists who've joined the ocean Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.

In Going transparent, Wright examines what essentially makes a faith a faith, and no matter if Scientology is, in truth, deserving of this constitutional defense. utilising all his unprecedented journalistic abilities of commentary, figuring out, and shaping a narrative right into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded but keenly incisive ebook that unearths the very essence of what makes Scientology the establishment it is.

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Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

The members to this new quantity discover the broad gamut of attribute positive aspects making a choice on the increase of town as a primary dwelling area because the excessive heart a while, and expand the research as much as the eighteenth century. Historians, literary historians, and artwork historians replicate upon the which means of city area because it advanced in view that ca. 1200, delivering new case stories, exploring particular techniques by means of artists and poets, and investigating how some of the social sessions interacted with one another in the urban over the years. Gender concerns and felony facets play as vital roles as fiscal, non secular, and architectural components.

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Wine and Philosophy: A Symposium on Thinking and Drinking by Fritz Allhoff

By Fritz Allhoff

In Wine & Philosophy, philosophers, wine critics, and winemakers percentage their ardour for wine via well-crafted essays that discover wine’s deeper that means, nature, and significance.

* Joins Food & Philosophy and Beer & Philosophy in within the "Epicurean Trilogy
*  Essays are prepared thematically and written via philosophers, wine writers, and winemakers
* Chapters comprise, “The artwork & tradition of Wine”; “Tasting & conversing approximately Wine”; “Wine & Its Critics”; “The great thing about Wine”; “The Metaphysics of Wine”; and “The Politics & Economics of Wine”
* obtainable to a basic viewers whereas even as overlaying a few critical philosophical ground
* comprises conventional components of philosophical learn, together with philosophy of language, philosophy of conception, aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy
* an exceptional complimentary textual content to any guided-tour stopover at to the Napa Valley or different wineries

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The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle by Helen C. Evans, William D. Wixom

By Helen C. Evans, William D. Wixom

In A.D. 843, following the solution of the Iconoclastic controversy, which had raged in the course of the Byzantine Empire for greater than a century, using icons—images—was triumphantly reinstated within the Orthodox Church. This momentous occasion encouraged a lot of the artwork of the subsequent 4 centuries, which contains the second one nice period of Byzantine tradition and offers the start line of this quantity. the honour of Byzantium, and the exhibition that it accompanies, concludes with the death of the empire's position as a global strength, evidenced by means of the Latin career of Constantinople from 1204 to 1261.

Conceived because the sequel to the landmark exhibition "Age of Spirituality," which used to be held on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork in 1976 and keen on the 1st centuries of Byzantium, "The Glory of Byzantium" explores 4 interrelated issues: the spiritual and secular tradition of the second one Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire; the empire's interplay with its Christian friends and competitors; its kin with the Islamic East; and its touch with the Latin West. Bringing jointly the contributions of fifty-nine students and paintings historians, such a lot of them operating within the usa, the textual content explores the complicated currents of Byzantine civilization in its myriad points. greater than 350 artworks assembled for the exhibition from 119 associations in 24 nations are mentioned and illustrated within the catalogue. jointly they current an important number of the main appealing and significant works that live on from the empire's moment Golden Age and from the nations that constituted its prolonged sphere of effect. Liturgical objects—including icons, mosaics, chalices, patens, and reliquaries—and secular objects—silks, ivories, ceramics, jewellery, and manuscripts—reflect the dynamic nature of the paintings of this period either inside and out of doors the empire.

The first half the quantity treats the historic context, the non secular sphere, and the secular courtly realm of the empire; the second one part specializes in the interactions among Byzantium and different medieval cultures, together with Islam and the Latin West. The 17 essays are observed through designated discussions of the artworks and by means of full-color photos, in addition to via perspectives of architectural websites and comparative illustrations. a lot of those illustrations have been made in particular for this quantity by means of Bruce White, photographer, on web site in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

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Culture of Epithelial Cells, Second Edition by R. Ian Freshney(eds.)

By R. Ian Freshney(eds.)

"...a magnificent compendium of present in vitro ways that may be an invaluable source to these simply commencing to paintings with an epithelial telephone process in addition to those who were operating with them for years and years."
Pharmaceutical Research

This thoroughly revised and multiplied re-creation offers specific descriptions of primary and functional elements in relation to the in vitro cultivation of disparate sorts of epithelia. in recent times, using epithelial cellphone tradition in telephone biology and tissue engineering has elevated dramatically. This revision displays these advances by way of together with new chapters at the tradition of animal and human hepatocytes, kidney epithelium, and bladder epithelium. each one bankruptcy presents an introductory evaluation of the foundations and merits of the actual procedure, through designated protocols, useful guidance, exchange equipment, and an invaluable checklist of fabrics and suppliers.Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–30): R. Ian Freshney
Chapter 2 mobile interplay and Epithelial Differentiation (pages 31–63): Nicole Maas?Szabowski, Hans?Jurgen Stark and Norbert E. Fusenig
Chapter three The dermis (pages 65–94): E. Kenneth Parkinson and W. Andrew Yeudall
Chapter four tradition of Human Mammary Epithelial Cells (pages 95–135): Martha R. Stampfer, Paul Yaswen and Joyce Taylor?Papadimitriou
Chapter five tradition of Human Cervical Epithelial Cells (pages 137–169): Margaret A. Stanley
Chapter 6 Human Prostatic Epithelial Cells (pages 171–194): Donna M. Peehl
Chapter 7 Human Oral Epithelium (pages 195–255): Roland C. Grafstrom
Chapter eight basic Human Bronchial Epithelial phone tradition (pages 257–276): John clever and John F. Lechner
Chapter nine Isolation and tradition of Pulmonary Alveolar Epithelial kind II Cells (pages 277–301): Leland G. Dobbs and Robert F. Gonzalez
Chapter 10 Isolation and tradition of Intestinal Epithelial Cells (pages 303–335): Catherine sales space and Julie A. O'Shea
Chapter eleven Isolation and tradition of Animal and Human Hepatocytes (pages 337–379): Christiane Guguen?Guillouzo
Chapter 12 tradition of Human Urothelium (pages 381–399): Jennifer Southgate, John R.W. Masters and Ludwik ok. Trejdosiewicz
Chapter thirteen different Epithelial Cells (pages 401–436): R. Ian Freshney

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