Physics without math

Physics without math is written at a mathematical level that a bright 11 year old could understand. The subject matter is in enough debth that even students that have taken college physics before will gain new insights. Shapiro has a gift for showing the big picture where you really do follow the thought process. Most importantly however, if the book was dull, you would not read it even if it was very educational. This book is the one that I have been reading at night for fun. Now when I find that a book ends up on the bedside stand, and next to me while cooking, and at the table at meals…that book needs a positive review. Get this book, then after this one if you havent already read it get Hewett conceptual physics. If you enjoy reading science, then this book is for you.

Colonial Cambodia's

At the same time a biography and a history of how Cambodia became colonized by the French in the nineteenth century, Cambodia’s Bad Frenchmen offers a captivating account of a little-known period of colonial history. Drawing on new materials from French, Vietnamese and Cambodian archives, it reconstructs a time during which France struggled to give meaning and substance to its Protectorate over Cambodia. The book focuses on those sitting on the boundaries between the worlds of the colonizers and the colonized: indigenous interpreters, go-betweens, concubines and their mA©tis children, and marginal Europeans who failed to fashion a proper colonial existence – mauvais colonists – notably Thomas Caraman. They all constituted a challenge to the colonial enterprise by muddling its social, cultural and racial boundaries. In its consideration of the critical role played by these groups, this book shifts away from governor-generals, grand discourses and the simple view of colonialism as “colonizers” versus “colonized,” to explore how things actually worked themselves out on the ground. It examines in particular the “civilizing mission” and educational initiatives; the slow destruction of the indigenous justice system; the policing of sexual relations between colonizers and colonized; the theft of Cambodian land and taxes by the colonizing power; and the brutal repression of resistance wherever and whenever it appeared. Overall, Cambodia’s Bad Frenchmen reveals the crucial role played by indigenous middlemen and marginal Europeans in the rise of the colonial state, and tells the fascinating tale of a Frenchman who came to represent everything that the colonial state dreaded.

Managerial Economics

The seventh edition of this market-leading text continues its tradition of providing a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision making. It offers a practical treatment of economic theory and analysis in an intutive, algebra-based format. Its focus is on presenting those aspects of economic theory and analysis that are most relevant to students of business administration, and a wide variety of examples and simple numerical problems are used to illustrate the application of managerial economics to a vast assortment of practical situations.

Formmer's Southeast Asia

Completely updated for each new edition, Frommer’s Southeast Asia brings you the best the region has to offer, from colorful markets and festivals to luxury resorts and local dining. Our expert authors give you tips on visiting some of the world’s most amazing temples, from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to Thailand’s Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha of Wat Phra Kaeo, plus week-long itineraries, detailed maps, and candid advice on what is—and what’s not—worth your time and money. In-depth culture and history information gives you the background you need to appreciate the sites you’ll see and the people you’ll meet.

The United States and Cambodia, 1969-2000

Beginning with the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cambodia in 1969, this book is the first to systematically explore the controversial issues and events surrounding the relationship between the two countries in the latter half of the twentieth century. This book traces how the secret bombing of Cambodia, the coup which overthrew Prince Sihanouk and the American invasion of Cambodia in 1970 led to a brutal civil war followed by the savagery of the Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’. Clymer carefully examines the American role in these tragic events before analyzing the American response to the Vietnamese invasion in 1978, which finally drove the Khmer Rouge from power. The book also highlights how hostility to the government installed by the Vietnamese led the US to attempt to undermine it by assisting the Khmer Rouge. It closes with an examination of the key role the US played in the United Nations assisted settlement of the Cambodian problem in the early 1990s. The companion volume to this book The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969, explores from the first American relations with Cambodia, through the Cold War era, up until the late 1960s. Based on extensive archival research in the United States, Australia and Cambodia, this is the most comprehensive account of the United States’ troubled relationship with Cambodia and will be of enormous interest to scholars of Southeast Asia, US diplomatic history and US foreign policy.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is the encyclopedia that will be used for exploring and understanding this geopolitical region for many years. Its pages are packed with well-explained, easily accessible articles. Editor Ooi, a social and economic historian from Malaysia, has assembled a group of writers that represent a wide range of expertise from around the world to focus on Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Some articles also cover the influence that China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan have had on the region.

The introduction is a well-written and concise history of Southeast Asia. It includes bold type cross-references that lead readers to articles within the main text of the encyclopedia. The 800 articles range in length from 300 to 3,000 words, and each has cross-references and a list of bibliographic references. In addition to entries for each country, there are entries on events, organizations, and individuals, and on topics from folklore, geography, war, and religion, among other subject areas.^B There is strong coverage of the Dutch, British, and Portuguese colonial presence in the region. Economic, social, and political transformations are explained in depth. Each entry is credited, and the contributors are listed in an appendix with their university or corporate affiliation. In the last volume are maps, country fact tables, a topical list of entries, a chronology organized by country, a bibliography of more than 70 pages, and a thorough index.

This set is highly recommended for public, academic, and some high-school libraries for the broad coverage and generally easy-to–understand articles. Steve Stratton

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