Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days by Richard Hunter

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Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days by Richard Hunter
International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs by Paul D’Anieri
The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg
Christopher Cullen, “The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems”
The Nature of Human Intelligence

Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days by Richard Hunter

English | 6 Mar. 2014 | ISBN: 1107046904 | 348 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book selects central texts illustrating the literary reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days in antiquity and considers how these moments were crucial in fashioning the idea of ‘didactic literature’.

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs by Paul D’Anieri

English | 4 Jan. 2011 | ISBN: 1111344493 | 514 Pages | PDF | 29 MB

Student-oriented and contemporary, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS introduces the study of international relations in a clear, accessible style, with engaging concepts and analytical tools for students and a fully developed pedagogical program for instructors.

The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg

English | 16 Jun. 2005 | ISBN: 0865715297 | 321 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each year to do all the work essential to the survival of complex societies. We are entering a new era, as different from the industrial era as the latter was from medieval times.

Christopher Cullen, “The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems”

English | ISBN: 1138101176 | 2017 | 446 pages | PDF | 18 MB

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian thought and practice in the field of mathematical astronomy for centuries to come. It was in many ways radically different from better known traditions of astronomy in other parts of the ancient world.
This book includes full English translations of the first three systems of mathematical astronomy adopted for use by imperial astronomical officials, together with introductory material explaining the origin and nature of each system, and a general introduction to the work as a whole. The translations, which are accompanied by the original Chinese text, give a consistent rendering of all technical terms, and include detailed explanatory notes. The text in which the second of the three systems is found also includes a unique collection of documents compiled around 178 CE by two experts in the field, one of whom was the author of the third system translated in this book. Using material transcribed from government archives of the two preceding centuries, these scholars carefully document and review controversies and large-scale official debates on astronomical matters up to their own time. Nothing equivalent in detail and clarity has survived from any other ancient culture. The availability of the totality of this material in English opens new perspectives to all historians of pre-modern astronomy.

The Nature of Human Intelligence

Cambridge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1316629643 | 352 pages | PDF | 4.90 mb

by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)
The study of human intelligence features many points of consensus, but there are also many different perspectives. In this unique book Robert J. Sternberg invites the nineteen most highly cited psychological scientists in the leading textbooks on human intelligence to share their research programs and findings. Each chapter answers a standardized set of questions on the measurement, investigation, and development of intelligence – and the outcome represents a wide range of substantive and methodological emphases including psychometric, cognitive, expertise-based, developmental, neuropsychological, genetic, cultural, systems, and group-difference approaches. This is an exciting and valuable course book for upper-level students to learn from the originators of the key contemporary ideas in intelligence research about how they think about their work and about the field.