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The Dissent Channel - American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age (Hardcover): Elizabeth Shackelford The Dissent Channel - American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Shackelford
R749 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R171 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2017, the State Department lost 60% of its career ambassadors. Hiring has been cut and the budget slashed. The idealistic women and men who chose to enter government service are leaving in record numbers, jeopardizing operations both domestically and internationally, and eroding the U.S. standing on the world stage.In There Are No Good Guys, former State Department official Lizzy Shackelford shows this erosion first-hand through her experience within the precarious rise and devastating fall of the world's newest country, South Sudan. Shackleford's excitement about the possibility of encouraging democracy from the ground up quickly turns to questioning, then to shock at the under-resourced American embassy in the capitol and at the miscommunication and willful ignorance perpetuated within the State Department itself. She argues that the decline in diplomacy didn't begin with the current administration, and illustrates the damaging effects of an American foreign policy approach that gives short shrift to the values of democracy, accountability, and human rights that we have long feigned to promote in our overseas engagements.Policy and politics come alive through Shackleford's sense of storytelling and suspense, as she weaves extraordinary tales of life as a young female diplomat with a wry sense of humor and a skeptic's thirst for understanding. And in navigating both American bureaucracy and the fraught history and present of South Sudan, she conveys an urgent message about the evolving (and devolving) state of U.S. foreign policy.

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences - Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences... The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences - Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences (Hardcover)
Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford
R3,555 R3,170 Discovery Miles 31 700 Save R385 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.

The Material Culture of Failure - When Things Do Wrong (Hardcover): David Jeevendrampillai, Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy J Carroll,... The Material Culture of Failure - When Things Do Wrong (Hardcover)
David Jeevendrampillai, Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy J Carroll, Julie Shackelford
R3,345 Discovery Miles 33 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What happens when objects behave unexpectedly or fail to do what they 'should'? Who defines failure? Is failure always bad? Rather than viewing concepts such as failure, incoherence or incompetence as antithetical to social life, this innovative new book examines the unexpected and surprising ways in which failure can lead to positive and creative results. Combining both theoretical and ethnographic approaches to failure, The Material Culture of Failure explores how failure manifests itself and operates in a variety of contexts. The editors present ten ethnographic encounters of failure - from areas as diverse as design, textiles, religion, beauty, and physical failure - covering Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Gulf. Identifying common themes such as interpersonal, national and religious articulations of power and identity, the book shows some of the underlying assumptions that are revealed when materials fail, designs crumble, or things develop unexpectedly.The first anthropological study dedicated to theorizing failure, this innovative collection offers fresh insights based on the latest scholarship. Destined to stimulate a new area of research, the book makes a vital contribution to material culture studies and related social science theory.

The Glass of Wine - The Science, Technology, and Art of Glassware for Transporting and Enjoying Wine (Hardcover): James F... The Glass of Wine - The Science, Technology, and Art of Glassware for Transporting and Enjoying Wine (Hardcover)
James F Shackelford, Penelope L Shackelford
R2,545 R1,792 Discovery Miles 17 920 Save R753 (30%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The first book to focus on the role of glass as a material of critical importance to the wine industry For centuries glass has been the material of choice for storing, shipping, and sipping wine. How did that come to pass, and why? To what extent have glassmaking and wine making co-evolved over the centuries? The first book to focus on the role of glass as a material of critical importance to the wine industry, The Glass of Wine answers these and other fascinating questions. The authors deftly interweave compelling historical, technical, and esthetic narratives in their exploration of glass as the vessel of choice for holding, storing, and consuming wine. They discuss the traditions informing the shapes and sizes of wine bottles and wine glasses, and they demystify the selection of the "right glass" for red versus white varietals, as well as sparkling and dessert wines. In addition, they review the technology of modern glassmaking and consider the various roles glass plays in wineries especially in the enologist's laboratory. And they consider the increasing use of aluminum and polymer containers and its potential impact on the central role of glass as the essential material for wine appreciation. * The first book focusing on the role of glass and its central importance to the wine industry * Written by a glass scientist at UC Davis, home of the premier viticulture and enology program in North America * Interlards discussions of the multi-billion-dollar glass and wine industries with valuable technical insights for scientists, engineers, and wine enthusiasts alike * Illustrates the wide spectrum of bottles, carafes, decanters, and drinking glasses with an abundance of exquisite full-color photos Both an authoritative guide and a compelling read, The Glass of Wine tells the story of the centuries-old marriage between an endlessly fascinating material and a celebrated beverage. It is sure to have enormous appeal among ceramic and glass professionals, wine makers, and oenophiles of all backgrounds.

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback): Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback)
Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford
R1,273 R1,207 Discovery Miles 12 070 Save R66 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is an introduction to the emerging field of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience, a branch of neuroscience that combines the disciplines of evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It outlines the application of cognitive neuroscientific methods (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magneto- and electroencephalography, and the use of neuropsychiatric and neurosurgical patients) to answer empirical questions posed from an evolutionary meta-theoretical perspective. Chapters outline the basics of cognitive evolution and how the methods of cognitive neuroscience can be employed to answer questions about the presence of evolved cognitive adaptations. Written for graduate students and researchers, the book presents the major topics of study undertaken by evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists - such as language evolution, intelligence and face processing - and serves as a primer upon which to base further study in the discipline.

Renoir - The Body, The Senses (Hardcover): Esther Bell, George T. M Shackelford Renoir - The Body, The Senses (Hardcover)
Esther Bell, George T. M Shackelford; Contributions by Colin B. Bailey, Martha Lucy, Nicole Myers, …
R1,500 R1,153 Discovery Miles 11 530 Save R347 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A revelatory and wide-ranging exploration of Renoir's extraordinary depictions of the nude and their important artistic legacy Best known as part of the influential vanguard of Impressionist artists that experimented with new painting techniques in the late 19th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was deeply inspired by classical traditions and returned again and again to the canonical subject of the nude. Tracing the entire arc of Renoir's career, this volume examines the different approaches the artist employed in his various depictions of the subject-from his works that respond to Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cezanne, to his late, and still controversial, depictions of bathers that inspired the next generation of artists. Eminent scholars not only look at the different ways that Renoir used the nude as a means of personal expression but also analyze Renoir's art in terms of a modern feminist critique of the male gaze. Offering the first-ever comprehensive investigation of Renoir's nudes, this beautifully illustrated study includes approximately 50 works, including paintings, pastels, drawings, and sculptures. The book also features an interview with the contemporary figurative painter Lisa Yuskavage that considers Renoir's continuing influence and the historical significance of the female nude in art.

Faces of Impressionism - Portraits from the Musee d'Orsay (Paperback): George T. M Shackelford, Xavier Rey Faces of Impressionism - Portraits from the Musee d'Orsay (Paperback)
George T. M Shackelford, Xavier Rey; Contributions by Guy Cogeval, Isolde Pludermacher
R687 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R35 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Faces of Impressionism" explores the development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture between 1860 and 1910 as showcased in one of the world's greatest collections of Impressionist art--the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Splendidly illustrated, this book assesses the portrait collection through the expert eyes of George T. M. Shackelford and Guy Cogeval, as well as from the perspective of a new generation of distinguished scholars, Isolde Pludermacher and Xavier Rey. Featuring some of the best-loved portraits in the history of art--Cezanne's "Woman with a Coffee Pot," Degas's "L'Absinthe"--this handsome volume includes masters such as Denis, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Signac, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and a detailed discussion on Manet and his followers as depicted in Fantin-Latour's renowned group portrait "A Studio in the Batignolles."

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover): Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover)
Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford
R3,010 R2,805 Discovery Miles 28 050 Save R205 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is an introduction to the emerging field of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience, a branch of neuroscience that combines the disciplines of evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It outlines the application of cognitive neuroscientific methods (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magneto- and electroencephalography, and the use of neuropsychiatric and neurosurgical patients) to answer empirical questions posed from an evolutionary meta-theoretical perspective. Chapters outline the basics of cognitive evolution and how the methods of cognitive neuroscience can be employed to answer questions about the presence of evolved cognitive adaptations. Written for graduate students and researchers, the book presents the major topics of study undertaken by evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists - such as language evolution, intelligence and face processing - and serves as a primer upon which to base further study in the discipline.

Stolen Secrets (Paperback, Original ed.): Sherri Shackelford Stolen Secrets (Paperback, Original ed.)
Sherri Shackelford
R158 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R29 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gustave Caillebotte - The Painter's Eye (Hardcover): Mary Morton, George T. M Shackelford Gustave Caillebotte - The Painter's Eye (Hardcover)
Mary Morton, George T. M Shackelford
R1,444 R1,321 Discovery Miles 13 210 Save R123 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though largely out of the public eye for more than a century, Gustave Caillebotte (1848 - 94) has come to be recognized as one of the most dynamic and original artists of the impressionist movement in Paris. His paintings are favorites of museum-goers, and recent restoration of his work has revealed more color, texture, and detail than was visible before while heightening interest in all of Caillebotte's artwork. This lush companion volume to the National Gallery of Art's major new exhibition, coorganized with the Kimbell Art Museum, explores the power and technical brilliance of his oeuvre. The book features fifty of Caillebotte's strongest paintings, including post-conservation images of Paris Street, Rainy Day, along with The Floorscrapers and Pont de l'Europe, all of which date from a particularly fertile period between 1875 and 1882. The artist was criticized at the time for being too realistic and not impressionistic enough, but he was a pioneer in adopting the angled perspective of a modern camera to compose his scenes. Caillebotte's skill and originality are evident even in the book's reproductions, and essays offer critical insights into his inspiration and subjects. This sumptuously illustrated publication makes clear why Caillebotte is among the most intriguing artists of nineteenth-century France, and it deepens our understanding of the history of impressionism.

Wyoming Lawman & Winning the Widow's Heart (Paperback, Reissue ed.): Victoria Bylin, Sherri Shackelford Wyoming Lawman & Winning the Widow's Heart (Paperback, Reissue ed.)
Victoria Bylin, Sherri Shackelford
R195 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Monet - The Early Years (Hardcover): George T. M Shackelford, Mary Dailey Desmarais Monet - The Early Years (Hardcover)
George T. M Shackelford, Mary Dailey Desmarais; Contributions by Anthea Callen, Richard Shiff, Richard Thomson
R1,260 R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Save R105 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first comprehensive examination of the painter's formative years, tracing the evolution of Monet's early style and personal ambitions that drove the rest of his career This elegant volume is the first to be devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet (1840-1926). Bringing together the greatest paintings from his early career-including his first Salon-exhibited work, the Kimbell Art Museum's La Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide; Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) and The Magpie from the Musee d'Orsay; and The Green Wave and La Grenouillere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art-it features essays by distinguished scholars, focusing on the evolution of Monet's own distinctive mode of painting. Through the 1860s, the young painter absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, from the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. Artistic innovation and personal ambition shaped the work of the celebrated impressionist painter from the very start of his long and illustrious career.

The Ticket (Paperback): Fred Shackelford The Ticket (Paperback)
Fred Shackelford
R409 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R80 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shoot the Hero (DVD): Jason Mewes, Samantha Lockwood, Danny Trejo, NicNac, Mike Hatton, Nicholas Turturro, Paul Sloan, Fred... Shoot the Hero (DVD)
Jason Mewes, Samantha Lockwood, Danny Trejo, NicNac, Mike Hatton, …
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Action comedy starring Jason Mewes and Samantha Lockwood. 30-something couple Nate (Mewes) and Kate (Lockwood) unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while out shopping for an engagement ring. The bickering husband and wife-to-be soon find themselves in the middle of a shoot-'em-up nightmare that could just be the making of their relationship.

Paul Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Paperback): Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Paperback)
Paul Gauguin; Text written by George Shackelford
R255 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The life of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is one of the richest and most mythic in the history of Western art. Abandoning a career in banking, a family and his homeland, in the last decade of the nineteenth century he sailed from France to the South Seas to seek a life "in ecstasy, in peace and for art." During his years in Tahiti, Gauguin brought forth a wealth of astonishing paintings, culminating in this monumental meditation on what he called the "ever-present riddle" of human existence posed in the work's title. This compact introduction to Gauguin's masterpiece explores its relation to European models as well as to the artist's own companion pieces.

Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Global Edition (Paperback, 8th edition): James F Shackelford Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Global Edition (Paperback, 8th edition)
James F Shackelford
R1,711 Discovery Miles 17 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For a first course in Materials Sciences and Engineering taught in the departments of materials science, mechanical, civil and general engineering Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers provides balanced, current treatment of the full spectrum of engineering materials, covering all the physical properties, applications and relevant properties associated with engineering materials. It explores all of the major categories of materials while also offering detailed examinations of a wide range of new materials with high-tech applications. MasteringEngineering for Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers is a total learning package. This innovative online program emulates the instructor's office-hour environment, guiding students through engineering concepts from Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers with self-paced individualized coaching. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It provides: Individualized Coaching with MasteringEngineering: MasteringEngineering emulates the instructor's office-hour environment using self-paced individualized coaching. A Balanced Approach Designed for a First Course in Engineering Materials: This concise textbook covers concepts and applications of materials science for the beginning student. Coverage of the Most Important Advances in Engineering Materials: Content is refreshed to provide the most up-to-date information for your course. In-text Features that Reinforce Concepts: An assortment of case studies, examples, practice problems, and homework problems give students plenty of opportunities to develop their understanding. Enhance Learning with Instructor Supplements: An Instructors Solution Manual and PowerPoint slides are available to expand on the topics presented in the text

Killer Amnesia (Paperback, Original ed.): Sherri Shackelford Killer Amnesia (Paperback, Original ed.)
Sherri Shackelford
R157 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R29 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral  Endocrinology (Hardcover): Lisa L. M. Welling, Todd K.... The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology (Hardcover)
Lisa L. M. Welling, Todd K. Shackelford
R3,683 Discovery Miles 36 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology offers a comprehensive and compelling review of research in behavioral endocrinology from an evolutionary perspective on human psychology. Chapters, written by renowned experts on human behavior, explore a number of subtopics within one of three themes (1) development and survival, (2) reproductive behavior, and (3) social and affective behavior. Such topics include hormonal influences on life history strategy, mate choice, aggression, human hierarchical structure, and mood disorders. This Handbook is situated at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and behavioral endocrinology. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it an important resource for a broad spectrum of researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who are interested in studying the motivations and mechanisms that affect behavior.

The K.A.T.H.I.N.S. Project (Paperback): Patrick Nolan Shackelford The K.A.T.H.I.N.S. Project (Paperback)
Patrick Nolan Shackelford
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age - Toward Cyber Peace (Hardcover): Scott J. Shackelford Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age - Toward Cyber Peace (Hardcover)
Scott J. Shackelford
R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many pressing environmental and security threats now facing the international community may be traced to the frontiers. From climate change and cyber-attacks to the associated challenges of space weaponization and orbital debris mitigation, solutions to all of these issues have at their root some form of regulation over the 'global commons'. Yet governance over these spaces is now transitioning away from multilateral treaties to regional and bilateral accords. This book makes an original contribution by comparing and contrasting some of the principal issues facing the frontiers. It analyzes how and why existing governance structures are often failing to adequately meet global collective action problems, with special coverage on cybersecurity and Internet governance. It proposes a new way forward incorporating lessons from successful regimes as well as the interdisciplinary scholarship on polycentric governance, arguing that multi-stakeholder collaboration is imperative in order to avoid tragedies of the global commons.

Beyond Our Imagination - Inspirational Poems by Freddie Shackelford Fisher (Paperback): Freddie Shackelford Fisher Beyond Our Imagination - Inspirational Poems by Freddie Shackelford Fisher (Paperback)
Freddie Shackelford Fisher
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Electric Eel Calling a Record of an Artist S Association with a Scientific Expedition to Study the Electric Eel at Santa Maria... Electric Eel Calling a Record of an Artist S Association with a Scientific Expedition to Study the Electric Eel at Santa Maria de Belem Do Para Brazil (Paperback)
Shelby Shackelford
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lillian Simmons, Or, the Conflict of Sections - A Story (Paperback): William Hamilton, Otis M Shackelford Lillian Simmons, Or, the Conflict of Sections - A Story (Paperback)
William Hamilton, Otis M Shackelford
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Lost King (Paperback): Henry Shackelford The Lost King (Paperback)
Henry Shackelford
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Spreading My Wings - Freddie's Inspirational Poems (Paperback): Freddie Shackelford Fisher Spreading My Wings - Freddie's Inspirational Poems (Paperback)
Freddie Shackelford Fisher
R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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