Archiwum ciekawych nabytków (od października 2008 roku)

Archiwum ciekawych nabytków (do września 2008 roku)

**The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics, Volume 1: Theoretical Foundations / ed. by Robert S. Fortner and P. Mark Fackler, Chichester 2011 ISBN 9781405188128**

This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. The handbook includes examinations of feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and globalism, among many others. In addition, the volume includes case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt (again, among others) throughout many countries and regions worldwide. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it provides most detailed and diverse set of essays available on this huge topic that has ever been assembled.

**The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics, Volume 2: Practices and Case Studies/ ed. by Robert S. Fortner and P. Mark Fackler, Chichester 2011 ISBN 9781405188128**

This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. The handbook includes examinations of feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and globalism, among many others. In addition, the volume includes case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt (again, among others) throughout many countries and regions worldwide. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it provides most detailed and diverse set of essays available on this huge topic that has ever been assembled.

**Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Field Theory / Edson de Faria, Welington de Melo, Cambridge 2010 ISBN 9780521115773**

Over the last century quantum field theory has made a significant impact on the formulation and solution of mathematical problems and inspired powerful advances in pure mathematics. However, most accounts are written by physicists, and mathematicians struggle to find clear definitions and statements of the concepts involved. This graduate-level introduction presents the basic ideas and tools from quantum field theory to a mathematical audience. Topics include classical and quantum mechanics, classical field theory, quantization of classical fields, perturbative quantum field theory, renormalization, and the standard model. The material is also accessible to physicists seeking a better understanding of the mathematical background, providing the necessary tools from differential geometry on such topics as connections and gauge fields, vector and spinor bundles, symmetries and group representations.

**Models and Games / Jouko Väänänen, Cambridge 2011 ISBN 9780521518123**

This gentle introduction to logic and model theory is based on a systematic use of three important games in logic: the semantic game; the Ehrenfeucht–Fraissé game; and the model existence game. The third game has not been isolated in the literature before but it underlies the concepts of Beth tableaux and consistency properties. Jouko Väänänen shows that these games are closely related and in turn govern the three interrelated concepts of logic: truth, elementary equivalence and proof. All three methods are developed not only for first order logic but also for infinitary logic and generalized quantifiers. Along the way, the author also proves completeness theorems for many logics, including the cofinality quantifier logic of Shelah, a fully compact extension of first order logic. With over 500 exercises this book is ideal for graduate courses, covering the basic material as well as more advanced applications.

**Computation in modern physics / William R. Gibbs, New Jersey 2006 (3rd ed.) ISBN 9812567992**

This textbook is suitable for two courses in computational physics. The first is at an advanced introductory level and is appropriate for seniors or first year graduate students. The student is introduced to integral and differential techniques, Monte Carlo integration, basic computer architecture, linear algebra, finite element techniques, digital signal processing and chaos. In this first part of the book, no knowledge of quantum mechanics is assumed. The third edition has expanded treatments of the subjects in each of the first nine chapters and a new section on modern parallel computing, in particular, Beowulf clusters.

The second course (the last four chapters) deals with problems in the strong interaction using quantum mechanical techniques, with emphasis on solutions of many-body scattering problems and several- body bound state calculations with Monte Carlo techniques. It also contains a chapter dealing with the numerical summation of divergent series.

**The Cambridge Companion to English Poets / ed. by Claude Rawson, Cambridge 2011 ISBN 9780521874342**

This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty- nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding.

**The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet / ed. by A. D. Cousins and Peter Howarth, Cambridge 2011 ISBN 9780521514675**

Beginning with the early masters of the sonnet form, Dante and Petrarch, the Companion examines the reinvention of the sonnet across times and cultures, from Europe to America. In doing so, it considers sonnets as diverse as those by William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, George Herbert and e. e. cummings. The chapters explore how we think of the sonnet as a 'lyric' and what is involved in actually trying to write one. The book includes a lively discussion between three distinguished contemporary poets - Paul Muldoon, Jeff Hilson and Meg Tyler - on the experience of writing a sonnet, and a chapter which traces the sonnet's diffusion across manuscript, print, screen and the internet. A fresh and authoritative overview of this major poetic form, the Companion expertly guides the reader through the sonnet's history and development into the global multimedia phenomenon it is today.

**A Companion to Mexican History and Culture / ed. by William H. Beezley, Chichester 2011, ISBN 9781405190572**

A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 essays contributed by international scholars that incorporate ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural studies to reveal a richer portrait of the Mexican experience, from the earliest peoples to the present.

Features the latest scholarship on Mexican history and culture by an array of international scholars. Essays are separated into sections on the four major chronological eras. Discusses recent historical interpretations with critical historiographical sources, and is enriched by cultural analysis, ethnic and gender studies, and visual evidence. The first volume to incorporate a discussion of popular music in political analysis.