Social Sciences

  • Parenting in South American and African Contexts
    Parenting in South American and African Contexts
    Editor Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura
    ISBN 978-953-51-1212-9
    182 pages, December, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 2044 times.
    Parenting involves a set of values, beliefs and practices of child care that create a developmental context and vary from culture to culture. Studies about parenting are of fundamental importance to the understanding of human development. This book h ...
  • Game Theory Relaunched
    Game Theory Relaunched
    Editor Hardy Hanappi
    ISBN 978-953-51-1078-1
    356 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 25424 times.
    The game is on. Do you know how to play? Game theory sets out to explore what can be said about making decisions which go beyond accepting the rules of a game. Since 1942, a well elaborated mathematical apparatus has been developed to do so; but ther ...
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems
    Application of Geographic Information Systems
    Editor Bhuiyan Monwar Alam
    ISBN 978-953-51-0824-5
    384 pages, October, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 49375 times.
    The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographe ...
  • Metaphysics
    Metaphysics
    Editor Mark Pestana
    ISBN 978-953-51-0646-3
    158 pages, June, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 11833 times.
    It is our hope that this collection will give readers a sense of the type of metaphysical investigations that are now being carried out by thinkers in the Western nations. We also hope that the reader's curiosity will be peaked so that further inquir ...
  • Archaeology, New Approaches in Theory and Techniques
    Archaeology, New Approaches in Theory and Techniques
    Editor Imma Ollich-Castanyer
    ISBN 978-953-51-0590-9
    304 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 26375 times.
    The contents of this book show the implementation of new methodologies applied to archaeological sites. Chapters have been grouped in four sections: New Approaches About Archaeological Theory and Methodology; The Use of Geophysics on Archaeological F ...
  • Sociological Landscape - Theories, Realities and Trends
    Sociological Landscape - Theories, Realities and Trends
    Editor Dennis Erasga
    ISBN 978-953-51-0460-5
    428 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 44737 times.
    More than the usual academic textbook, the present volume presents sociology as terrain that one can virtually traverse and experience. Each version of the sociological imagination captured by the chapter essays takes the readers to the realm of the ...
  • Polyphonic Anthropology - Theoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural Fieldwork
    Polyphonic Anthropology - Theoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural Fieldwork
    Editor Massimo Canevacci
    ISBN 978-953-51-0418-6
    256 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 21962 times.
    This book connects anthropology and polyphony: a composition that multiplies the researcher's glance, the style of representation, the narrative presence of subjectivities. Polyphonic anthropology is presenting a complex of bio-physical and psycho-cu ...