Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

How the works of Jane Austen show that game theory is present in all human behaviorGame theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book, Jane Austen explored game theory’s core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago—over a century before its mathematical development during the Cold War. Jane Austen, Game Theorist shows how this beloved writer theorized choice and preferences, prized strategic thinking, and analyzed why superiors are often strategically clueless about inferiors. Exploring a diverse range of literature and folktales, this book illustrates the wide relevance of game theory and how, fundamentally, we are all strategic thinkers.

TypeScript: Modern JavaScript Development

TypeScript: Modern JavaScript Development

This Learning Path is also for experienced TypeScript developers who want to take their skills to the next level, and also for web developers who wish to make the most of TypeScript. This is a step-by-step, practical guide covering the fundamentals of TypeScript with practical examples. The end-to-end projects included in this book will give you ready-to-implement solutions for your business scenario, showcasing the depth and robustness of TypeScript.

Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom : Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century

Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom : Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century

Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály’s child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. The Kodály Today handbook series is the first comprehensive system to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in elementary school classrooms. Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children’s performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner.

Gulyás Judit: „Mert ha irunk népdalt, mért ne népmesét?” : a népmese az 1840-es évek magyar irodalmában

Gulyás Judit: „Mert ha irunk népdalt, mért ne népmesét?” : a népmese az 1840-es évek magyar irodalmában

A kötet azt a kérdést vizsgálja, hogy a reformkori magyar kultúrában, a népköltészet és az irodalom egyre intenzívebb kölcsönhatásának időszakában milyen kísérleteket tettek az elit kultúra bizonyos képviselői arra nézvést, hogy egy addig elsősorban a szóbeliségben hagyományozódó narratív műfajt, a tündérmesét beillesszék a nemzeti irodalom műfaji rendszerébe.

Hargittai Magdolna: Nők a tudományban határok nélkül

Hargittai Magdolna: Nők a tudományban határok nélkül

A tudomány legmagasabb szintjein a nők éppúgy alulreprezentáltak, mint a társadalom egyéb területein. Hargittai Magdolna ennek is utánajárt, amikor az elmúlt két évtized során számos kiemelkedő női fizikussal, kémikussal, orvosbiológussal, a modern technológia kutatóival és más területek képviselőivel beszélgetett. A jelen könyv hatvan beszélgetésen keresztül követi nyomon a női tudósok pályáját, felfedezéseit, dilemmáit, nehézségeit és sikereit.

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Did you ever leave an opera performance wondering why the singers use so much vibrato? Or a symphony, wondering who decided where on stage the orchestra members should sit, or why they tune their instruments to an oboe rather than an electronic tuner? Why is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture played on the 4th of July? And how does a composer choose what key to compose in? In Who Knew?: Answers to Questions about Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask, master music educator Robert A. Cutietta provides lucid answers to these and more than 140 other questions submitted by listeners to his popular weekly radio program.

The Forbidden : Poems From Iran and Its Exiles

The Forbidden : Poems From Iran and Its Exiles

This moving anthology is a testament to both the centuries-old tradition of Persian poetry and the enduring will of the Iranian people to resist injustice. The poems selected for this collection represent the young, the old, and the ancient. They are written by poets who call or have called Iran home, many of whom have become part of a diverse and thriving diaspora.

Dog’s Best Friend? : Rethinking Canid-Human Relations

Dog’s Best Friend? : Rethinking Canid-Human Relations

In almost 40 per cent of households in North America, dogs are kept as companion animals. Dogs may be man’s best friends, but what are humans to dogs? If these animals’loyalty and unconditional love have won our hearts, why do we so often view closely related wild canids, such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes, as pests, predatory killers, and demons? Re-examining the complexity and contradictions of human attitudes towards these animals, Dog’s Best Friend? looks at how our relationships with canids have shaped and also been transformed by different political and economic contexts.

Death in Modern Theatre : Stages of Mortality

Death in Modern Theatre : Stages of Mortality

Death in modern theatre offers a unique account of modern Western theatre, focusing on the ways in which dramatists and theatre-makers have explored historically informed ideas about death and dying in their work. It investigates the opportunities theatre affords to reflect on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion.