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1Title:  The averaged American: surveys, citizens, and the making of a mass public   
 Creator:  Igo, Sarah E., 1969- 
 Publication:  Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2007. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-378) and index. 
 Extent:  398 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm. 
 Subjects:  Social surveys -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century | National characteristics, American

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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2Title:  Eras in epidemiology: the evolution of ideas   
 Creator:  Susser, Mervyn. | Stein, Zena. 
 Publication:  Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, c2009. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. 
 Extent:  xiv, 352 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. 
 Subjects:  Epidemiology -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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3Title:  Meaning and value of spaceflight: public perceptions   
 Creator:  Bainbridge, William Sims 
 Notes:  This book presents the most serious and comprehensive study, by far, of American public perceptions about the meaning of space exploration, analyzing vast troves of questionnaire data collected by many researchers and polling firms over a span of six decades and anchored in influential social science theories. It doesn't simply report the percentages who held various opinions, but employs sophisticated statistical techniques to answer profound questions and achieve fresh discoveries. Both the Bush and the Obama administrations have cut back severely on fundamental research in space science and engineering. Understanding better what space exploration means for citizens can contribute to charting a feasible but progressive course. Since the end of the Space Race between the US and the USSR, social scientists have almost completely ignored space exploration as a topic for serious analysis and this book seeks to revive that kind of contribution. The author communicates the insights in a lucid style, not only intelligible but interesting to readers from a variety of backgrounds. 
 Extent:  1 online resource. 
 Subjects:  Space flight -- Public opinion | Outer space -- Exploration -- Public opinion | SOCIAL SCIENCE General | Discoveries in geography Public opinion | Outer space | Electronic books

 
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4Title:  Mirror for Man; a Survey of Human Behavior and Social Attitudes   
 Creator:  Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960 
 Publication:  Greenwich, 1957 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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5Title:  The teaching and learning of Arabic in early modern Europe   
 Creator:  Loop, Jan | Hamilton, Alastair, 1941- | Burnett, Charles (Charles S. F.) 
 Notes:  Based on a conference held on 16 November 2013 at the National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, RMO), in Leiden. Includes bibliographical references and index. This volume brings together the leading experts in the history of European Oriental Studies. Their essays present a comprehensive history of the teaching and learning of Arabic in early modern Europe, covering a wide geographical area from southern to northern Europe and discussing the many ways and purposes for which the Arabic language was taught and studied by scholars, theologians, merchants, diplomats and prisoners. The contributions shed light on different methods and contents of language teaching in a variety of academic, scholarly and missionary contexts in the Protestant and the Roman Catholic world. But they also look beyond the institutional history of Arabic studies and consider the importance of alternative ways in which the study of Arabic was persued. 
 Extent:  xii, 354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm. 
 Subjects:  Arabic language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Europe -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses | Arabists -- Europe -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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6Title:  Fifty railroads that changed the course of history   
 Creator:  Laws, Bill. 
 Publication:  Firefly Books, Buffalo, New York, 2013. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index. Presents a survey of fifty railroads that have shaped social, commercial, political, technological, and military history, including the U.S.'s first transcontinental railroad and Japan's streamlined Tokaido rail system. 
 Extent:  223 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm 
 Subjects:  Railroads -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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7Title:  An introduction to the social history of medicine: Europe since 1500   
 Creator:  Waddington, Keir, 1970- 
 Publication:  Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K, New York, 2011. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. "An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine is a one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the early modern period to the present. Combining specialized knowledge with new ways of thinking about the subject, this lucidly written, illustrated text brings together the latest research with a fresh approach to the history of medicine and explores traditional views and questions existing orthodoxies. Features: Surveys the major topics and themes in the history of medicine - Assesses current historiography - Covers the experience of sickness, as well as its treatment - Provides chronologies and guides to further reading to aid further study. This accessible but challenging new textbook is the essential introduction to the history of medicine"--Provided by publisher. 
 Extent:  xiii, 394 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Medicine -- Europe -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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8Title:  Handbook of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy   
 Creator:  Ruggles, C. L. N. (Clive L. N.) 
 Notes:  Includes index. How human communities interpret what they perceive in the sky is vital in fulfilling humankind's most basic need to comprehend the universe it inhabits, both from a modern scientific perspective and from countless other cultural standpoints, extending right back to early prehistory. Archaeoastronomy, which is concerned with cultural perceptions and understandings of astronomical phenomena, is a rich cross-disciplinary field. The central aim of 'Handbook of Archaeoastronomy' is to provide a reliable source for theory, method, interpretation and best practices that will give a definitive picture of the state of the art research in this field for serious scholars regardless of the discipline(s) in which they are qualified. It will be equally suitable for those already contributing to the field and those interested in entering it. Also included are studies in ethnoastronomy, which is concerned with contemporary practices related to astronomy, particularly among modern indigenous societies. A major part of this MRW is comprised of a set of wide-ranging archaeoastronomical case studies both geographically and through time, stretching right back to Palaeolithic days, and also in terms of the types of human society and nature of their astronomical ideas and practices. However, these are chosen in order to best illuminate broader issues and themes, rather than to attempt, for example, to provide systematic coverage of recent 'discoveries.' Thematic articles cover general themes such as cosmologies, calendars, navigation, orientations and alignments, and ancient perceptions of space and time. They also highlight various aspects of the social context of astronomy (its relationship to social power, warfare, etc) and how we interpret astronomical practices within the framework of conceptual approaches. There are also discussions of broad issues such as ethnocentrism, nationalism, and astronomical dating. The 'methods and practices' articles cover topics from field methodology and survey procedures to social theory, as well as providing broad definitions and explanations of key concepts. We are also including a number of 'disciplinary perspectives' on approaches to archaeoastronomy written by leading figures in the constituent fields. These articles cover material that, generally speaking, would be familiar to graduates in the relevant discipline but, critically, not so to those with different backgrounds. 
 Extent:  1 online resource (xxxvi, 2297 pages) 
 Subjects:  Archaeoastronomy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Ethnoastronomy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

 
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9Title:  Library of universal history: containing a record of the human race from the earliest historical period to the present time; embracing a general survey of the progress of mankind in national and social life, civil government, religion, literature, science and art   
 Creator:  Clare, Israel Smith, 1847-1924 
 Publication:  R. S. Peale, J. A. Hill, New York, 1898 [c1897] 
 Notes:  Paged continuously. History of Science Coll. copy: gift of Dorothy Foster. 
 Extent:  8 v. fronts, illus., plates, ports., maps. 28 cm. 
 Subjects:  World history

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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10Title:  The civilization of the Middle Ages: a completely revised and expanded edition of Medieval history, the life and death of a civilization   
 Creator:  Cantor, Norman F. | Cantor, Norman F. 
 Publication:  HarperPerennial, New York, 1994, c1993. 
 Notes:  Includes filmography. Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-576) and index. Surveys the history of the Middle Ages, describes the most influential political and social forces, and looks at everyday life. 
 Extent:  xiv, 604 p. ; 21 cm. 
 Subjects:  Civilization, Medieval | Middle Ages

 
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11Title:  Lessons amid the rubble: an introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics   
 Creator:  Pfatteicher, Sarah K. A., 1968- 
 Publication:  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md, 2010. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-175) and index. The aftermath of September 11, 2001, brought the subject of engineering-failure forensics to public attention as had no previous catastrophe. In keeping with the engineering profession's long tradition of building a positive future out of disasters, Lessons amid the Rubble uses the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to explore the nature and future of engineering education in the United States. Sarah K. A. Pfatteicher draws on historical and current practice in engineering design, construction, and curricula to discuss how engineers should conceive, organize, and execute a search for the reasons behind the failure of man-made structures. Her survey traces the analytical journey engineers take after a disaster and discusses the technical, social, and moral implications of their work. After providing an overview of the investigations into the collapse of the Twin Towers, Pfatteicher explores six related events to reveal deceptively simple lessons about the engineering enterprise, each of which embodies an ethical dilemma at the heart of the profession. In tying these themes together, Pfatteicher highlights issues of professionalism and professional identity infused in engineering education and encourages an explicit, direct conversation about their meaning. Sophisticated and engagingly written, this volume combines history, engineering, ethics, and philosophy to provoke a deep discussion about the symbolic meaning of buildings and other structures and the nature of engineering. --Publisher description. 
 Extent:  186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
 Subjects:  Structural failures | Disasters -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects | Structural engineering | Disaster relief

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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