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Socrates: A Very Short Introduction by C. C. W. Taylor

In this book, Christopher Taylor explores the relationship between the historical Socrates and the engaging and infuriating figure who appears in Plato's dialogues, and examines the enduring image of Socrates as the ideal exemplar of the philosophic life--a thinker whose moral and intellectual integrity permeated every detail of his life, even in the face of betrayal and execution by his fellow Athenians. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam....

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction by Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce conveys the essence of the field of sociology in this fascinating volume. A well-known populizer of the discipline, Bruce presents here an introduction to a way of thinking that will appeal to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of modern society. Bruce reasserts the value of sociology as a social science, as a framework of understanding the human condition that grounds its explanations in reliable observations of the real world. Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, Bruce explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual. Sociology: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam....

Gooron kay Dais Main by Qasmi Ata ul Haq

He was born in 1943 in Amritsar, Punjab, British India. His complete name is Ata ul Haq Qasmi. His father’s name was Maulana Baha ul haq. His father used to teach in MAO High School and college in Amritsar. After the independence of Pakistan his family migrated to Pakistan. They settled in Wazirabad and later moved to Lahore. He finished his high school here. After completing his graduation he joined Nawa-i-Waqt which is an Urdu language newspaper. He was working as sub-editor and the renowned journalist Majid Nizami was editor. After that he started writing columns for Daily Jung and some other newspapers.If we compare him with any other columnist we analyze that his writing style was unique. He has the quality to deal with the most serious issues in a humorous way. Moreover he also served as the ambassador of Pakistan in Norway and Thailand from the year 1997 to 1999. Some of his columns include "Column Tamam", "Sargoshiyan", "Hansna Rona Mana Hay", "Mazeed Ganjey Farishtey” and many more. He has also written many popular TV dramas including Khawaja and son, Shab Daig and Sheeda Taili. Shoq-e-awargi and goron k dais mein are the famous travelogues by him. These are his most popular readings. He also served as the chairman of the Lahore arts council in early 2015.In 2015, he was appointed Chairman for Pakistan Television Corporation which is a state-owned institution. He has been associated and involved with Pakistan Television for over 35 years. Urdu Poetry & Shayari of Ata ul Haq Qasmi. Read Ghazals, Love Poetry, Sad Poetry, Social Poetry, Sufi Poetry of Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Ghazals, Love Poetry, Sad Poetry, Social Poetry, Sufi Poetry and much more. There is 1 book of the poet published on UrduPoint, including the Mix Poetry Collection by Ata ul Haq Qasmi. Read poetry from the books. There are a total 7 Urdu Poetry collections of Ata ul Haq Qasmi published online....

Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction by John Edwards

Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words--morphology or phonology--and more at how our words and sentences are influenced by the society around us--for instance, how the accent or the dialect we use has been shaped by where we come from or which social class we belong to.In this Very Short Introduction, John Edwards offers the most up-to-date brief overview available of sociolinguistics, with side trips into the sociology of language and psycholinguistics. He considers such topics as the different social evaluations of languages and dialects, the loaded significance of names, and the importance of politically-driven language planning and policy. The relationship between language and gender, sexist language, the language of poverty, and the intertwining of language and religion are also dealt with here. Edwards stresses that, while linguists see all dialects as equally valid, in the wider world powerful attitudes have always placed language varieties in social hierarchies. The author also looks at language more broadly, examining the ways in which languages rise or fall, the attempts to revive flagging or endangered varieties, the reasons why some languages came to dominate others, and the special dynamics that affect contact between "big" and "small" languages.In both its role as our most powerful tool of communication and as the most immediate symbolic marker of human affiliation, language is pre-eminently a social phenomenon. This compact volume offers an invaluable introduction to this vital aspect of language.About the Series:Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable....

Dunya Khoobsurat Hai / دنیا خوبصورت ہے by Qasmi Ata ul Haq

Ata Ul Haq Qasmi is the author of the book Dunya Khoobsurat Hay Pdf. This book is a travelogue. Ata Ul Haq Qasmi is a famous columnist, educationist, Playwright, and former diplomat. He is well-known for his humorous style of column writing. He belonged to a scholar’s family, and his father also was a famous writer....

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Just

"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture. Including an assessment of anthropology's present position, and a look forward to its likely future, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make fascinating reading for anyone curious about this social science. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam....

Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins by Andreas D. Baxevanis, B. F. Francis Ouellette

"In this book, Andy Baxevanis and Francis Ouellette . . . have undertaken the difficult task of organizing the knowledge in this field in a logical progression and presenting it in a digestible form. And they have done an excellent job. This fine text will make a major impact on biological research and, in turn, on progress in biomedicine. We are all in their debt."--Eric Lander, from the Foreword to the Second Edition"The editors and the chapter authors of this book are to be applauded for providing biologists with lucid and comprehensive descriptions of essential topics in bioinformatics. This book is easy to read, highly informative, and certainly timely. It is most highly recommended for students and for established investigators alike, for anyone who needs to know how to access and use the information derived in and from genomic sequencing projects." --Trends in Genetics "It is an excellent general bioinformatics text and reference, perhaps even the best currently available . . . Congratulations to the authors, editors, and publisher for producing a weighty, authoritative, readable, and attractive book." --Briefings in Bioinformatics "This book, written by the top scientists in the field of bioinformatics, is the perfect choice for every molecular biology laboratory." --The Quarterly Review of Biology This fully revised version of a world-renowned bestseller provides readers with a practical guide covering the full scope of key concepts in bioinformatics, from databases to predictive and comparative algorithms. Using relevant biological examples, the book provides background on and strategies for using many of the most powerful and commonly used computational approaches for biological discovery. This Third Edition reinforces key concepts that have stood the test of time while making the reader aware of new and important developments in this fast-moving field. With a new full-color and enlarged page design, Bioinformatics, Third Edition offers the most readable, up-to-date, and thorough introduction to the field for biologists. This new edition features: * New chapters on genomic databases, predictive methods using RNA sequences, sequence polymorphisms, protein structure prediction, intermolecular interactions, and proteomic approaches for protein identification * Detailed worked examples illustrating the strategic use of the concepts presented in each chapter, along with a collection of expanded,more rigorous problem sets suitable for classroom use * Special topic boxes and appendices highlighting experimental strategies and advanced concepts * Annotated reference lists, comprehensive lists of relevant Web resources, and an extensive glossary of commonly used terms in bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics Bioinformatics, Third Edition is essential reading for researchers, instructors, and students of all levels in molecular biology and bioinformatics, as well as for investigators involved in genomics, clinical research, proteomics, and computational biology....