Book Announcement: Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research (paperback)

Paperback edition of Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp366, £49.99 / $84.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Shakespeare’s Ghosts Live: From Shakespeare’s Ghosts to Psychical Research by Annekatrin Puhle and Adrian Parker-Reed.

Shakespeare has been one of the most-cited authors since his plays were performed, and yet little attention has been paid to his views on psychic phenomena. It took another 300 years of paranormal experiences before scholars at Cambridge University helped to found the Society for Psychical Research, which brought scientific scrutiny to the area, and the UK is now a world leader in university research on this topic. This book throws new light on many historical case reports from Shakespeare’s time onwards. It identifies the core experiences that transcend time and give clues to an understanding of psychic phenomena. The book highlights Shakespeare’s insights, showing how these relate to, and even amplify, the conclusions of later and on-going research. In our time of disconnectedness from nature, the book discusses neglected human experiences which represent an important part of life and which do, in fact, occur to most of us. In doing so, the book raises awareness against the emptiness of a zombie-like existence in today’s society and offers a new approach to life and death, and their deeper meaning.
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Book Announcement: Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice

Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp130, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice, edited by Andrzej Kapusta and Michal Lytovka.

This volume explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine, and promotes a multifaceted approach towards health, illness, healthcare and body. The articles gathered here focus on various issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policies, and the experiences of being ill and of caring for those who are ill. The questions and theories discussed by the authors, concerning methodological, ethical and philosophical aspects of medical knowledge, will serve to open up new vistas of study for the reader. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp369, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores by Stephen H. Kaisler.

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores examines the evolution of computer systems architecture based on two evolutionary developments: memory technology – magnetic drums to magnetic cores – and CPU technology – transistors. This evolution, exemplified by a number of academic and commercial computing machines, yielded significant performance improvements and more storage leading to more effective utilization. These features would drive the development of programming languages and system software that would enhance the usability of the machines to solve more complex problems in both business, government, and scientific domains. The machines described in this volume represent the leading edge of the transition to second generation computer systems. They introduce a number of key technology concepts in computer architecture and system software that are found in every computer system today, albeit in a more modern form.
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Book Announcement: The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp241, £37.99 / $64.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Science of Spirit Possession (2nd Edition) by Terence Palmer.

Spirit possession, attachment, poltergeist activity and the negative impact of obsession, infestation and harassment on psychological health, together with the methods of dealing with it, are contemporary issues that demand serious scientific research and academic study. Essential reading for anyone who is presented with the problem of identifying and dealing with negative spirit influence, whether they are a health professional, a service user or a research scientist, this book presents a complementary approach that is built upon the theoretical concepts and experimental methods of Frederic Myers, together with modern research findings in quantum theory and neuro-imaging.
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Book Announcement: An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact

An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp120, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact, edited by Savvas A. Katsikides.

This book provides a set of important articles dealing with technology’s role and its social impact within the new information age. Taking into consideration the rapid changes within the modern social sphere, the book will be of interest to those seeking to understand how technology is currently reshaping life, as well as its capacity to influence social change in the contemporary era. The book is of analytical and critical value, and concerns vital research issues within the context of the emerging information age. It draws together research devoted to key questions examining the relationship between the various new developments of technological systems and their social impact.
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Book Announcement: Progress in Medical Geology

Progress in Medical Geology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp340, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Progress in Medical Geology, edited by Motomu Ibaraki and Hiroko Mori.

This volume represents a compendium of research conducted by international scholars who participated in the 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial held during “The 5th International Conference on Medical Geology” in Arlington, Virginia, USA, in 2013. The research topics dealt with here mainly focus on the new scientific field of medical geology used to address a variety of human health issues and diseases specifically related to geological materials and earth-system processes. This volume will be of interest to those who wish to learn about current and historical health issues relating to geological materials or other environmental factors. It also represents a useful guide to learning the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the field of medical geology.
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Book Announcement: Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?

Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp295, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?, edited by Yunus Tuncel.

This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas.
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