Download Experiencing Ritual: A New Interpretation of African Healing by Edith Turner, William Blodgett, Singleton Kahona, Fideli PDF

By Edith Turner, William Blodgett, Singleton Kahona, Fideli Benwa

Experiencing Ritual is Edith Turner's account of the way she sighted a spirit shape whereas partaking within the Ihamba ritual of the Ndembu. via her research, she provides a view no longer universal in anthropological writings—the view of hundreds of thousands of Africans—that ritual is the harnessing of non secular power.

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By Lie-Liang Yang

Making the most of either time-domain and frequency-domain sign processing options, multicarrier structures have the opportunity of reaching excessive spectral-efficiency, high-flexibility and low-complexity instant communications. Multicarrier innovations hence represent the promising ideas for implementation of destiny generations of wideband, broadband and ultra-wideband systems.Multicarrier Communications bargains accomplished and in-depth review of diverse subject matters within the quarter, overlaying the elemental rules of spread-spectrum and multicarrier CDMA in addition to extra complex themes comparable to multiuser detection (MUD), multiuser transmitter preprocessing (MUTP), MIMO and space-time processing. It examines OFDM and numerous multicarrier CDMA inside of an unified framework and offers analytical techniques and formulation for error-performance assessment of diverse multicarrier systems.Examines dust and MUTP in parallel to demonstrate the powerful duality among receiver optimization and transmitter optimizationComprehensively establishes the idea of noncoherent dust and noncoherent interference suppressionDetails the physique of information on MIMO thought and space-time multicarrier communicationsContains tables, diagrams and figures to demonstrate the functionality results.Practicing electric engineers and researchers in instant communications will locate Multicarrier Communications a useful advisor. it is going to even be of curiosity to senior undergraduate and graduate scholars on instant communications classes.

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Download Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the by Robert C. Galgano PDF

By Robert C. Galgano

Feast of Souls explores local peoples' responses to Spanish makes an attempt to problem and exchange conventional non secular practices in Florida and New Mexico. In those areas, Franciscan missions have been the first mechanism for either religious and secular colonization within the 17th century.

By 1700, there have been merely approximately 1,000 Spaniards in Florida and 3,000 in New Mexico; the rookies depended on Indians for power converts, employees, buying and selling companions, and armed forces allies. yet, the Spaniards' very presence between indigenous peoples created epidemiological, political, fabric, and monetary crises in local communities.

Natives' reactions in New Mexico and Florida different extensively yet they still sought to manage their very own destinies. a few teams embraced the conquerors' choices all alone phrases and a few rejected them completely. a few even fled or rebelled, as in Florida in 1656 and New Mexico in 1680. Sifting via Spanish colonial money owed and glossy archaeological and architectural investigations, Robert Galgano will pay equivalent recognition to the perspectives of the beginners and the natives whereas emphasizing the Franciscans' views over these of the Spanish political management.

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Download Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection by Claude Leroy, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita PDF

By Claude Leroy, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita

This e-book, like its first variation, addresses the basic rules of interplay among radiation and topic and the main of particle detectors in a large scope of fields, from low to excessive strength, together with area physics and the scientific surroundings. It offers ample information regarding the strategies of electromagnetic and hadronic strength deposition in subject, detecting platforms, and function and optimization of detectors. during this moment version, new sections devoted to the subsequent subject matters are incorporated: area and high-energy physics radiation atmosphere, non-ionizing power loss (NIEL), displacement harm in silicon units and detectors, unmarried occasion results, detection of sluggish and quickly neutrons with silicon detectors, sunlight cells, pixel detectors, and extra fabric for darkish subject detectors. This publication will profit graduate scholars and final-year undergraduates as a reference and complement for classes in particle, astroparticle, and house physics and instrumentation. part of it's directed towards classes in scientific physics. The e-book is usually utilized by researchers in experimental particle physics at low, medium, and excessive strength who're facing instrumentation. Contents: Electromagnetic interplay of Radiation in subject; Nuclear Interactions in subject; Radiation Environments and harm in Silicon Semiconductors; Scintillating Media and Scintillator Detectors; sturdy nation Detectors; Displacement harm and Particle Interactions in Silicon units; Ionization Chambers; rules of Particle strength decision; Superheated Droplet (Bubble) Detectors and CDM seek; scientific Physics purposes.

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Download Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities by Stuart A. Wright, Susan J. Palmer PDF

By Stuart A. Wright, Susan J. Palmer

Whereas students, media, and the general public could be conscious of a number of notable executive raids on spiritual groups, reminiscent of the U.S. federal raid at the department Davidians in 1993, only a few everyone is conscious of the scope of those raids or the frequency with which they ensue. encouraged through the Texas nation raid at the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints in 2008, authors Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer determined to assemble info on all of the raids of this type that experience taken position in Western-style democracies over the past six a long time. They therefore verified the 1st archive of raided teams after which used it see if any styles might be pointed out. Their findings have been stunning; there have been way more raids than anticipated, and the majority of them had happened given that 1990, reflecting an almost exponential raise. What may well account for this surprising and dramatic raise in kingdom keep an eye on of minority religions?

In Storming Zion, Wright and Palmer argue that the elevated use of those high-risk and severe varieties of enforcement corresponds to extended association and projects by means of competitors of unconventional religions. Anti-cult organisations supply strategic "frames" that outline capability conflicts or difficulties in a given group as inherently risky, and build narratives that draw on stereotypes of kid and sexual abuse, brainwashing, or even mass suicide. The distinctive team is made to seem extra risky than it truly is, leading to an overreaction by way of professionals. Wright and Palmer discover the results of heightened kingdom repression and regulate of minority religions in an more and more multicultural, globalized international. At a time of quickly transferring demographics inside Western societies this e-book cautions opposed to country regulate of marginalized teams and provides perception into the explanations why the responses to those teams are frequently so reactionary.

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By Roger Kurlan

Reading child via geriatric sufferers, this advisor compiles professional thoughts and examine at the large choice of stipulations that may secondarily impair cognition or habit. providing key medical, diagnostic, and healing info, this reference analyzes themes together with cerebrovascular disorder, infectious tactics, a number of sclerosis, hectic mind damage, grownup hydrocephalus syndrome, neuromuscular issues, metabolic disturbances, medicines, psychiatric stipulations, and neurodegenerative ailments during which dementia isn't the fundamental manifestation.

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