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Wooden Furniture in Herculaneum

Form, Technique and Function

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Stephan T.A.M. Mols

This study presents an overview of the wooden furniture that has come to light since the rediscovery of Herculaneum in the 18th century, with an emphasis on the form, function and the techniques employed. The combination of comments in the excavation reports with the information derived from the surviving pieces of furniture and fittings made of other materials as well as indications for the presence of furniture in the architecture and decoration of the houses, offers a representative idea of the role of wooden furniture in the interior arrangements of the houses at Herculaneum.

Himmlers Forscher

Wehrwissenschaft und Medizinverbrechen im "Ahnenerbe" der SS. 2., durchgesehene Auflage

Julien Reitzenstein

Im Nürnberger Ärzteprozess wurde Wolfram Sievers für die unter seiner Verantwortung im Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung begangenen Medizinverbrechen zum Tode verurteilt.

Nun liegt erstmals eine Gesamtdarstellung dieser aus dem »Ahnenerbe« der SS hervorgegangenen Einrichtung vor. Nahezu ausschließlich auf der Grundlage von Archivquellen rekonstruiert der Autor die Arbeit aller Bereiche des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung.

Dabei werden nicht nur bisher unbekannte Abteilungen vorgestellt, sondern auch zahlreiche weitere neue Erkenntnisse präsentiert: Die bislang ungeklärte Identität der Opfer von Kampfstoff-Versuchen wird ebenso aufgedeckt wie die Beteiligung des Instituts an der Entwicklung von B- und C-Waffen oder die Aneignung von Immobilien teils prominenter Voreigentümer.

Ferner wird die komplexe Personal- und Finanzstruktur des Ahnenerbe e.V., der Ahnenerbe-Stiftung, des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung und des Amtes A (Ahnenerbe) im Hauptamt Persönlicher Stab Reichsführer SS sichtbar gemacht.

Das akribisch recherchierte Buch führt in die Welt der SS-Forscher und ihrer Zielsetzungen. Gleichzeitig wird ein plastisches Beispiel dafür gegeben, wie es einem ehrgeizigen und opportunistischen Wissenschaftsmanager durch die Kooperation mit Heinrich Himmler gelang, dass sein Forschungsinstitut noch in der Endphase des Krieges weiter expandieren konnte.

„Das wichtigste Buch über das SS-Ahnenerbe seit Jahrzehnten. Vergleichbar profunde Studien wünscht man sich auch zu anderen Teilen des SS-Imperiums.“
(Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Geschichtsredakteur DIE WELT)

„Die gewählte Form stellt nicht nur ein ‚Kompendium‘ zum Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung zur Verfügung. Es gelingt darüber hinaus, Schneisen durch das Dickicht der Polykratie zu schlagen und aus diesem Blickwinkel die Enthegung der deutschen Wehrmedizin zu durchleuchten.“
(Dr. Richard Kühl, Medizinhistoriker)

The Silk Road: Key Papers (2 Vols)

Part I: The Pre-Islamic Period

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Ediert von Valerie Hansen

This is the first of two collections by top scholars working on the history of the Silk Road. This collection’s main focus is the first millennium CE when the Silk Road trade was at its height. Most of the entries are organized chronologically and geographically, concentrating on the sites (like Niya and Loulan) which flourished in the third and fourth centuries, then Turfan and Samarkand (500-800), and closes with the period after 800, when Tang China withdrew its troops from the region and the local peoples reverted to a largely barter economy. Coverage ends in 1000, when the first cities on the western edge of the Taklamakan converted to Islam. Introductory texts provide general overviews of the trade (including classic pre- and post-war studies), followed by a brief survey of the ancient trade routes. Of particular interest in this collection are the Silk Road’s most famous group of travellers, the Sogdians, a people from the region of Samarkand (in today's Uzbekistan) thanks to Chinese archaeologists who have recently uncovered several tombs that allow us to see how the Sogdians gradually adjusted to Chinese culture, decorating their tombs with detailed scenes of everyday life.

International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 1

Knowledge, Beliefs, and Identity in Mathematics Teaching and Teaching Development (Second Edition)

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Ediert von Despina PotariundOlive Chapman

This second edition of the International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education builds on and extends the topics/ideas in the first edition while maintaining the themes for each of the volumes. Collectively, the authors looked back beyond and within the last 10 years to establish the state-of-the-art and continuing and new trends in mathematics teacher and mathematics teacher educator education, and looked forward regarding possible avenues for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers to consider to enhance and/or further investigate mathematics teacher and teacher educator learning and practice, in particular. The volume editors provide introductions to each volume that highlight the subthemes used to group related chapters, which offer meaningful lenses to see important connections within and across chapters. Readers can also use these subthemes to make connections across the four volumes, which, although presented separately, include topics that have relevance across them since they are all situated in the common focus regarding mathematics teachers.

Volume 1, Knowledge, Beliefs, and Identity in Mathematics Teaching and Teaching Development, edited by Despina Potari and Olive Chapman, examines teacher knowledge, beliefs, identity, practice and relationships among them. These important aspects of mathematics teacher education continue to be the focus of extensive research and policy debate globally. Thus, as the first volume in the series, it appropriately addresses central topics/issues that provide an excellent beginning to engage in the field of mathematics education through the handbook.

Contributors are: Jill Adler, Mike Askew, Maria Bartolini Bussi, Anne Bennison, Kim Beswick, Olive Chapman, Charalambos Charalambus, Helen Chick, Marta Civil, Sandra Crespo, Sean Delaney, Silvia Funghi, Merrilyn Goos, Roberta Hunter, Barbara Jaworski, Kim Koh, Esther S. Levenson, Yeping Li, Niamh O’ Meara, JoengSuk Pang, Randolph Phillipp, Despina Potari, Craig Pournara, Stephen Quirke, Alessandro Ramploud, Tim Rowland, John (Zig) Siegfried, Naiqing Song, Konstantinos Stouraitis, Eva Thanheiser, Collen Vale, Hamsa Venkat, and Huirong Zhang.

International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 2

Tools and Processes in Mathematics Teacher Education (Second Edition)

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Ediert von Salvador LlinaresundOlive Chapman

This second edition of the International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education builds on and extends the topics/ideas in the first edition while maintaining the themes for each of the volumes. Collectively, the authors look back beyond and within the last 10 years to establish the state-of-the-art and continuing and new trends in mathematics teacher and mathematics teacher educator education, and look forward regarding possible avenues for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers to consider to enhance and/or further investigate mathematics teacher and teacher educator learning and practice, in particular. The volume editors provide introductions to each volume that highlight the subthemes used to group related chapters, which offer meaningful lenses to see important connections within and across chapters. Readers can also use these subthemes to make connections across the four volumes, which, although presented separately, include topics that have relevance across them since they are all situated in the common focus regarding mathematics teachers.

Volume 2, Tools and Processes in Mathematics Teacher Education, describes and analyze various promising tools and processes, from different perspectives, aimed at facilitating the mathematics teacher learning and development. It provides insights of how mathematics teacher educators think about and approach their work with teachers. Thus, as the second volume in the series, it broadens our understanding of the mathematics teacher and their learning and teaching.

International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 3

Participants in Mathematics Teacher Education (Second Edition)

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Ediert von Gwendolyn M. LloydundOlive Chapman

This second edition of the International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education builds on and extends the topics/ideas in the first edition while maintaining the themes for each of the volumes. Collectively, the authors looked back beyond and within the last 10 years to establish the state-of-the-art and continuing and new trends in mathematics teacher and mathematics teacher educator education, and looked forward regarding possible avenues for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers to consider to enhance and/or further investigate mathematics teacher and teacher educator learning and practice, in particular. The volume editors provide introductions to each volume that highlight the subthemes used to group related chapters, which offer meaningful lenses to see important connections within and across chapters. Readers can also use these subthemes to make connections across the four volumes, which, although presented separately, include topics that have relevance across them since they are all situated in the common focus regarding mathematics teachers.

Volume 3, Participants in Mathematics Teacher Education, focuses not only on prospective and practicing teachers as learners but also on school colleagues, teacher educators, researchers, and others who work to provide effective learning opportunities for teachers. The emphasis is on describing and analysing participants’ engagement in mathematics teacher education collaborations and contexts from various perspectives. Thus, as the third volume in the series, it further broadens our understanding of the development of mathematics teachers.

Rethinking Education with ICT

New Directions for Effective Practices

Ediert von Nicola Yelland, Greg A. NealundEva Dakich

This book brings together a number of academics who have conducted research and written about effective practices and pedagogies that incorporate the use of information and communications technologies (ICT). The book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in Teacher Education programmes, as well as teachers and those who are interested in contemporary educational issues. The authors in this book have been engaged in rethinking education with ICT. Implicit in this, is the view that we need to reconceptualise our pedagogies and practices in order to make schools relevant to the lives of the young people who inhabit them. The chapters in this book are based on empirically grounded research work. The chapters illustrate the various dimensions of innovative practices with ICT that can extend teachers’ pedagogies and engage learners so that they are able to extend their potential for knowledge building in new and dynamic ways.

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Douglas M. Towne

This volume presents an object-oriented approach for developing interactive graphical device models and for delivering instruction and performance aiding with such models. The volume attempts to illustrate, via a series of examples, why and how the particular design given satisfies relatively intensive and diverse instructional and performance-aiding demands with surprising ease.
The early chapters focus on the fundamental design concepts upon which all applications stand, including a consistent design of the basic elements - objects - from which all models are produced; a clear separation between the model of the target domain and the instructional processes; and, wherever possible, automatic generation of user interactions, based on the structure and content of the model.
Each of the later chapters focus on one particular application area, including explication of complex system functions, diagnostic instruction and guidance, procedural guidance, scenario-based instruction, and simulation-based technical documentation.
The volume is intended to serve instructional designers, curriculum developers, and software implementers, an ambitious scope that is hopefully achieved via the early presentation of critical “nuts-and-bolts”, followed by discussions of specific training and aiding environments that can be more selectively considered. The more complex examples presented in the volume are available for active operation and analysis in a Web site developed for the reader’s use.

The Lost Dream of Equality

Critical Essays on Education and Social Class

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Alan ScottundJohn Freeman-Moir

This book examines the international hopes for equality in education over the past 60 years by looking at the current evidence and theory on social class and schooling. For more than half a century the relation between social class and education has been the subject of intense debate and political struggle, as well as the focus for the aspirations of millions of citizens and their children in Western democracies. This book will be relevant to teachers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the areas of the history, sociology and politics of education as well as policy analysis and applied social theory.

Pines, 2nd revised edition

Drawings and Descriptions of the Genus Pinus

Aljos Farjon

There has been a steady demand for the first edition of the conifer book PINES, which sold out in 2002. Therefore, a second edition, which is a modest update, was written. The book PINES was never an attempt at monograph in the taxonomic sense. Rather it was an overview with line drawings of the commonly known species of pines, giving concise but essential information on identification, distribution and ecology. Introductory texts explained botanical characteristics of pines and a chapter on classification, one on phylogeny and biogeography, and a glossary, index and short bibliography completed the book. This scope and structure have been maintained in the second edition. It was necessary to make several taxonomic changes, to add or omit a few species, present a new chapter on phylogeny and classification and amend or correct, even expand, some of the information given in the first edition, especially in the species accounts. Conservation aspects have been added to species accounts in a concise format, following IUCN evaluations. The author has maintained the original drawings and made amendments only to correct errors; drawings for additional species have been added in the same style. The book contains a total of 92 drawings and 103 distribution maps. With these amendments the information should have been updated to a satisfactory level, without altering the original format and scope.