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Erin's Daughters in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Erin's Daughters in America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1983-11
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Examines the work, culture, family life, educational achievements, and social problems of female Irish immigrants in the United States

A Short History of Medicine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

A Short History of Medicine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982-03-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Since it was first published in 1955, A Short History of Medicine has been hailed as the best available book of its kind: a concise and readable introduction to the history of medicine, written for students and professionals alike. This revised edition of Erwin H. Ackerknecht's classic volume is now available in paperback, making the book especially suitable for classroom use.

Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-12-25
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Josephson’s intriguing study of how technology both helped and hindered this effort asks new and important questions about the crucial issues inextricably linked with the development and diffusion of technology in any sociopolitical system.

Leonardo to the Internet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Leonardo to the Internet

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-23
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

"Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world

Happy Pills in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Happy Pills in America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-10-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by the millions each year, these medications have been hailed as wonder drugs and vilified as numbing and addictive crutches. Where did this "blockbuster drug" phenomenon come from? What factors led to the mass acceptance of tranquilizers and antidepressants? And how has their widespread use affected American culture? David Herzberg addresses these questions by tracing the rise of psychiatric medicines, from Miltown in the 1950s to Valium in the 1970s to Prozac in the 1990s. The result is more than a story of doctors and patients. From bare-knuckled marketing campaigns to political activism by feminists and antidrug warriors, the fate of psychopharmacology h...

America and the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

America and the World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-11-17
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Although the twenty-first century may well be the age of globalization, this book demonstrates that America has actually been at the cutting edge of globalization since Columbus landed here five centuries ago. Lawrence A. Peskin and Edmund F. Wehrle explore America's evolving connections with Europe, Africa, and Asia in the three areas that historically have been indicators of global interaction: trade and industry, diplomacy and war, and the "soft" power of ideas and culture. Framed in four chronological eras that mark phases in the long history of globalization, this book considers the impact of international events and trends on the American story as well as the influence America has exer...

The American Faculty
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 572

The American Faculty

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

"In-depth, insightful, with a masterful handling of the relevant data, The American Faculty provides the most comprehensive overview of the status of the academic profession that is available." -- Jay Chronister, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

A Cinema of Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

A Cinema of Poetry

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-23
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian film studies into dialogue with fields outside its usual purview by showing how films can contribute to our understanding of aesthetic questions that stretch back to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation between film and literature, especially the cinematic adaptation of literary sources and, more generally, the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and modern Italian culture. The book balances theoretical inquiry with close readings of films by the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's study is the first to s...

Those Good Gertrudes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 496

Those Good Gertrudes

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-15
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Those Good Gertrudes explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its voice, themes, and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women and their families, colleagues, and pupils. Geraldine J. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews—even film and fiction—to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This broad ranging, inclusive, and comparative work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of t...

An Equation for Every Occasion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

An Equation for Every Occasion

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-10
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc 2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.