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Intelligence services, government administrations, businesses, and a growing majority of the population are hooked on the idea that big data can reveal patterns and correlations in everyday life. Initiated by software engineers and carried out through algorithms,…

The Best American Infographics 2016

by Gareth Cook

|This title releases October 4, 2016

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Another year, another superb volume." - Nature The year's most "awesome" (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways-from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing…

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Criminologists have known for decades that income inequality is the best predictor of the local homicide rate, but why this is so has eluded them. There is a simple, compelling answer: most homicides are the dénouements of competitive interactions between men.…

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In a media landscape dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view, how can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? This book will show you how to separate the facts from the agenda-driven spin and selective…

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Open Access und Open Source sind bereits seit Jahren diskutierte Themen und finden weiterverbreitet Anwendung. Open Science schließt die Öffnung der Forschungstagebücher und einen offenen Qualitätssicherungsprozess für wissenschaftliche Publikationen mit ein. Ein…

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Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though Bourdieu's theories are,…

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Intelligence services, government administrations, businesses, and a growing majority of the population are hooked on the idea that big data can reveal patterns and correlations in everyday life. Because big data renders quantifiable what we think of as social,…

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In this important new book Rein Raud develops an original theory of culture understood as a loose and internally contradictory system of texts and practices that are shared by intermittent groups of people and used by them to make sense of their life-worlds. This…

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In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees?…

A Thousand Cuts

by Dennis Bartok

|August 25, 2016

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A Thousand Cuts is a candid exploration of one of America’s strangest and most quickly vanishing subcultures. It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid, secretive, eccentric, and sometimes obsessive group of film-mad…

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