By George Smith, A. H. Sayce
The invention of the Genesis legends --
Babylonian and Assyrian literature --
Chaldean legends transmitted via Berosus and different old authors --
Babylonian mythology --
Babylonian legend of the construction --
Other Babylonian debts of the production --
The sin of the god Zu --
The exploits of Dibbara --
Babylonian fables --
Fragments of miscellaneous texts --
The Izdubar legends --
Meeting of Hea-bani and Izdubar --
Destruction of the tyrant Khumbaba --
The adventures of Istar --
Illness and wanderings of Izdubar --
The tale of the flood and end.
By Yuen Foong Khong
From global battle I to Operation wasteland typhoon, American policymakers have time and again invoked the "lessons of heritage" as they meditated taking their state to conflict. Do those old analogies really form coverage, or are they essentially instruments of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies no longer purely to justify guidelines but in addition to accomplish particular cognitive and information-processing initiatives necessary to political decision-making. Khong identifies what those initiatives are and indicates how they are often used to give an explanation for the U.S. selection to intrude in Vietnam. hoping on interviews with senior officers and on lately declassified files, the writer demonstrates with a precision now not attained by means of prior reviews that the 3 most crucial analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam offerings. a unique contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to help his argument approximately how people analogize and to give an explanation for why policymakers usually use analogies poorly.
By Gerald J. Postema
Whilst injuries take place and other people endure accidents, who should endure the loss? Tort legislation bargains a posh algorithm to respond to this question, yet prior to now philosophers have provided little in terms of research of those principles. In 8 essays commissioned for this quantity, major felony theorists learn the philosophical foundations of tort legislations. This assortment should be of curiosity to execs and complex scholars operating in philosophy of legislation, social conception, political concept, and legislations, in addition to an individual looking a greater knowing of tort legislation.
By Talcott Parsons
Talcott Parsons wishes little advent to a person familiar with the literature of sociology. Few males have ruled their fields loads as Dr. Parsons does his. during this number of nineteen essays, Dr. Parsons focuses his awareness on topics starting from the social constitution of Japan to propaganda and social regulate, from sociological points of Fascist hobbies to where of psychoanalysis in society. additionally handled are such issues as: The function of principles in social motion, the incentive of monetary actions, American social constitution, social sessions and sophistication clash, and the customers for modern sociological idea. the full physique of essays awarded the following belongs within the huge box of "application" of sociological concept. It stands within the line of medical improvement of the main complex thoughts for sociological research and assessment of knowledge.
By Richard Green Parker A.M., David Grant Stewart Sr.
The physics textbook that taught of the best geniuses of our time, Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford. Ford stated it contained all of the details recognized in regards to the topic on the time.