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The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and ...
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Yale University Press, 2012

Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, "The Theory That Would Not Die" is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest scientific controversies of all time. Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition
Irvin D. Yalom, Molyn Leszcz

Basic Books, 2005

In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of group psychotherapy’s standard text, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator present the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise. Among the significant new topics: Online therapy Specialized groups Ethnocultural diversity Trauma Managed care Plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 8th Edition
Gerald Corey

Brooks/Cole, 2008

Develop your own counseling style using Corey's bestselling THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. You will see the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist and, and postmodern approaches) as they are used in practice through a case study focused on one client, "Stan." The case of "Stan" appears in each chapter so ...
  
  











  



  
A Theory of Justice
John Rawls

Belknap Press, 1999

Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls's A Theory of Justice has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in the original book. Rawls aims to express an essential part of the common core of the democratic tradition--justice as fairness--and to provide an alternative to utilitarianism, which had dominated the Anglo-Saxon tradition of political thought ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Adam Smith

Economic Classics (EMP), 2013

Man’s moral nature is influenced by sentiment and sympathy. The human ability to sympathize forms the psychological basis of man’s desire to adhere to natural moral laws. Adam Smith explores ideas about individual freedom and self-interest, conscience and virtue, and a classic work of moral philosophy that remains relevant.
  
  











  



  
Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
Amir Alexander

Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation of calculus, but on that fateful day the judges ruled that it was forbidden . With the stroke of a ...
  
  











  



  
Theories of International Politics and Zombies
Daniel W. Drezner

Princeton University Press, 2011

What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner's groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. Exploring the plots of popular zombie films, songs, ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of Poker: A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How To Think Like One
David Sklansky

Two Plus Two Publishing, 1999

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Gerald Corey

Cengage Learning, 2012

Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey's best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of Opposites
Allison Winn Scotch

Camellia Press, 2013

What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it's taken away?  Willa Chandler-Golden's father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn't entirely convinced of her father's theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered ...
  
  











  



  
Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky ...
Carol Garhart Mooney

Redleaf Press, 2013

Understand theories of childhood to make your days with children smoother, your job easier, and your program stronger. This best-selling resource provides clear, straightforward introductions to the foundational theories of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Each chapter highlights a theorist’s work and includes insight on how the theory impacts teaching young children today. Discussion questions and ...
  
  











  



  
The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity
Prof. Pedro G. Ferreira

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

How did one elegant theory incite a scientific revolution? Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioning the general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented it in 1915. Their work has uncovered a number of the universe’s more surprising secrets, and many believe further wonders remain hidden within the theory’s tangle of equations, waiting to be exposed. In this sweeping narrative of science and ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations ...
Peter Godfrey-Smith

University of Chicago Press, 2003

How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality , Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general ...
  
  











  



  
Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)
Tom Kolb

Hal Leonard, 2008

(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying CD provides 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!
  
  











  



  
Theory Time: Workbook Series - Theory Fundamentals Grade One
Heather Rathnau NCTM

Theory Time Partners, 2006

The Grade One workbook presents music alphabet, introduction to keyboard and staff, stem rule, steps & skips on a keyboard and staff, repeated notes, dynamics, treble clef lines & spaces, bass clef lines & spaces, quarter note & rest, half note & rest, whole note & rest, dotted half note, bar lines, double bar line, measures, time signatures, rhythm drill, vocabulary, ear training and a review test. Free ear training videos for each ear training ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
Gerald Corey

Cengage Learning, 2011

With the guidance of world-renowned counseling author, teacher, and practitioner Gerald Corey, best-selling Theory AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 8e equips readers with the knowledge and skills for effective group counseling and leadership. You'll learn key theoretical approaches to group leadership and how to successfully apply each in practice. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, you will have no difficulty understanding each ...
  
  











  



  
Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications (6th Edition)
William Crain

Pearson, 2010

For undergraduate/graduate courses in  Theories of Development, Child Development, and Lifespan Development.   The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers ...
  
  











  



  
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Peter G. Northouse

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012

Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter of Peter Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice follows a consistent format, allowing students to contrast the ...
  
  











  



  
Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges
C. Otto Scharmer

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009

In this ground-breaking book, C. Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways. What we pay attention to, and how we pay attention is the key to what we create. What often prevents us from 'being present, ' is what Scharmer calls our blind spot, the inner place from which each of us operates. Becoming aware of our blind spot is critical to bringing forth the profound systemic changes so needed in business and society today. First ...
  
  











  



  
Theory of Fun for Game Design
Raph Koster

O'Reilly Media, 2013

Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it’s the most vital element in any game. Why do some games become boring quickly, while others remain fun for ...
  
  











  








   



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