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1. Religion and the Culture of Print
2. Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis
3. History in Three Keys: The Boxers
4. Manhattan in Maps: 1527-1995
5. Basic Chemistry
6. Three Moments of Love In Leonard
7. Heuristic Reasoning about Uncertainty:
8. Discovering History in China:
9. Global Sociology
10. Eat It: A Cookbook
11. Ursprung und System: Probleme
12. An Arthur A. Cohen Reader: Selected
13. Material Events: Paul de Man and
14. Handbook of Autism and Pervasive
15. Paul Chemetov, un architecte dans
16. Ideas Across Cultures: Essays
17. Speaking to History: The Story
18. The Realm of the Submarine
19. Empirical Methods for Artificial
20. Arrested development: The Aaron

1. Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (Print Culture History in Modern America)
Hardcover: 392 Pages (2008-04-28)
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Mingling God and Mammon, piety and polemics, and prescriptions for this world and the next, modern Americans have created a culture of print that is vibrantly religious. From America’s beginnings, the printed word has played a central role in articulating, propagating, defending, critiquing, and sometimes attacking religious belief. In the last two centuries the United States has become both the leading producer and consumer of print and one of the most identifiably religious nations on earth. Print in every form has helped religious groups come to grips with modernity as they construct their identities. In turn, publishers have profited by swelling their lists with spiritual advice books and scriptures formatted so as to attract every conceivable niche market.
            Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America explores how a variety of print media—religious tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and editions of the Bible from the King James Version to contemporary “Bible-zines”—have shaped and been shaped by experiences of faith since the Civil War. Edited by Charles L. Cohen and Paul S. Boyer, whose comprehensive historical essays provide a broad overview to the topic, this book is the first on the history of religious print culture in modern America and a well-timed entry into the increasingly prominent contemporary debate over the role of religion in American public life.
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2. Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Paul J. Cohen
Paperback: 192 Pages (2008-12-09)
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Asin: 0486469212
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This exploration of a notorious mathematical problem is the work of the man who discovered the solution. Written by an award-winning professor at Stanford University, it employs intuitive explanations as well as detailed mathematical proofs in a self-contained treatment. This unique text and reference is suitable for students and professionals. 1966 edition. Copyright renewed 1994.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis Review
It is a book that the most part of him is written in a naive form(not in formal logic).
You need a basic knowledge of Set Theory(like Halmos Book).
Very interesting and the book started from the root of the problem.
Very Good

5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive and Brilliant
This is still the definitive work on set theory and the continuum hypothesis. Although extremely terse, it is wonderfully clear and unburdened by the technical and pedantic details that doom many books in the subject. If you cannot track this down right now be patient, the American Mathematical Society is going to be reprinting it.

Professor Cohen passed away in March of 2007, but thankfully this book remains as a testament to his genius. Originally trained as an analyst, he began working on the continuum hypothesis knowing almost nothing about logic or set theory. Within two years he mastered the subject and solved the greatest outstanding problem in the field (and arguably in all of mathematics). Read this book if you want to understand one of the deepest ideas in all of human thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars All-time classic -- a "desert island book"
Paul Cohen's "Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis" is not only the best technical treatment of his solution to the most notorious unsolved problem in mathematics, it is the best introduction to mathematical logic (though Manin's "A Course in Mathematical Logic" is also remarkably excellent and is the first book to read after this one).

Although it is only 154 pages, it is remarkably wide-ranging, and has held up very well in the 37 years since it was first published.Cohen is a very good mathematical writer and his arrangement of the material is irreproachable.All the arguments are well-motivated, the number of details left to the reader is not too large, and everything is set in a clear philosophical context. The book is completely self-contained and is rich with hints and ideas that will lead the reader to further work in mathematical logic.

It is one of my two favorite math books (the other being Conway's "On Numbers and Games").My copy is falling apart from extreme overuse.

4-0 out of 5 stars A priceless gem
An "older" original work of a great mathematican.Not the best book to read about the subject, but certainly a collectors item.
I happen to have one because my master thesis used it as a major reference.It's the one book that everyone interested in the foundations of mathematics should own - if you can still get one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant example of human greatness
This is one of the greatest math works ever. Prof. Cohen solves one of the most important problems in mathematics of this century, and this book explains his thinking and methods. A must for anyone who is reallyinterested in mathematics. ... Read more

3. History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth
by Paul A. Cohen
Paperback: 428 Pages (1998-04-15)
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Asin: 0231106513
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Winner of the 1997 American Historical Association John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History. Winner of the 1997 New England Historical Association Book AwardA comprehensive look at the Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1900, a bloody uprising in north China against native Christians and foreign missionaries. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful
This interesting book is a combination of history and historiography.Cohen sets out to explore the Boxer Rebellion as a historic event and also to use it to explore the relationship between historical reconstruction, the actual experience of participants in historical events, and mythological use of historical events.The book is divided into 3 parts; a concise narrative of the Rebellion, a more extensive description of the experiences of participants, and a historiographic section looking at treatment of the Boxer Rebellion by Chinese intellectuals in the course of the 20th century.Each section is interesting, with some limitations.The narrative section is solid but does leave out some important aspects.We get no idea, for example, of why the Qing court elected to support the Boxers.This may be so well known as not to require comment but its a limitation, both for general readers and other scholars not specializing in Chinese history.Cohen's emphasis is generally on the Boxer's themselves, a sort of history from below perspective.
In the second section, Cohen explores the actual experience of individuals involved in the Boxer rebellion, including both Boxers themselves, to the extent possible by the documentary record, and other participants like Western missionaries and soldiers.Cohen draws on a good deal of ethnographic and sociologic literature to discuss these experiences in terms of general human characteristics.While Cohen distinguishes this discussion from conventional historical analysis, I'm not sure that the distinction is as sharp as he makes out.
The final and perhaps most interesting section deals with the Boxers as myth in the context of 20th century Chinese history.By myth, Cohen means the use of historical material in the service of contemporary preoccupations.Cohen has a series of very interesting discussions of who the Boxer Rebellion was treated by a series of Chinese intellectuals from early 20th century reformers to the official historiography of the Cultural Revolution. A consistent theme is the ambivalent relationship between Chinese intellectuals, the West, and their own historical inheritence.This book is written clearly but in a somewhat discursive manner which at times is wordy.Some of the points Cohen wishes to make about historical reconstruction and historiograpy are fairly obvious.

5-0 out of 5 stars A refreshing work of history
I bought this book for its China centered content, and I was not let down, but what I liked best about this work is that Professor Cohen weaves in a fourth component; a discourse on what historians actually do.Just as he divides the Boxer Movement into the above noted three parts he does so as well with the historical craft itself, in the process explaining his development as a historian and seriously examining in what ways history itself can have value greater than myth and commonly held beliefs.Cohen approaches history in a modest, human, and clear thinking way which makes this highly academic work also highly enjoyable to read.I enthusiastically recommend this wonderful book to anybody that is interested in Chinese society, Chinese history, or the art of making history.

5-0 out of 5 stars History, Myth and the Boxers
"History in Three Keys" is an excellent history of the Boxer Rebellion in northern China in the late nineteenth century.Even more than that, however, it is a look at the historian's craft, how history is experienced and related, and how history is used in the present.The book is divided into three parts, which discuss the Boxer Rebellion as Event, Experience and Myth.The first consists of standard historical writing, a brief survey of the Boxer movement.It relates important names, dates, ideas and events in a narrative history constructed by the author.

The second section, The Boxers as Experience, is more interesting.Cohen attempts to analyze the experiences of the Boxers, to form a picture of the past.He looks at various themes, discussing how they shaped the Boxer movement and the attitudes and beliefs of those involved.Making extensive use of primary documents, he tries to determine their thoughts and feelings regarding foreigners, magic, gender and death.Of course, Cohen realizes that he cannot fully recount or recreate the experience of the Boxer rebellion, and spends many pages discussing ways historians and writers can approach history to try to understand and explain it.

These themes become more fully developed in the book's final section, The Boxers as Myth.Here Cohen explores the various ways the Boxers have been used as myths in twentieth century China, serving "the political, ideological, rhetorical and/or emotional needs" of the moment.While foreigners and the New Culture movement mythologized the Boxers as symbols of Chinese superstition and backwardness, anti-Imperialists cheered their anti-foreignism and nationalism, and cultural revolutionaries idolized their rebelliousness and the mythical role of women in the rebellion.

Cohen explores the difference between historians, who attempt to understand and explain the past, and mythologizers, who try to use history to advance an agenda in the present.He discusses the process of myth-making, in which contexts and inconvenient facts are ignored and a one-dimensional 'history' in created through distortion and oversimplification.Still, Cohen has some respect for mythologizing the past, and notes that experience itself is "processed" in terms of culture and myth."Mythic constructions are ubiquitous in the world of experience and form an inseparable part of it."

I was assigned part of this book in a history course on nineteenth century globalization, but ended up reading the whole thing - and I'm glad I did.In addition to giving an excellent history of the Boxer Rebellion, "History in Three Keys" contains valuable insights into more recent Chinese history and development.Even more valuable are the discussions about the nature of history, myth, historical writing and the historian's craft.It is well written, clear and engaging, with extensive notes, index and bibliography.I enjoyed it immensely and recommend it to all interested in Chinese history or historical writing in general.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I enjoyed this book immensely.The book is split into three parts, each covering the same events from different perspective.

The first part is covered just like most any other historical book.Mostly facts and dates,and reasons as to why certain things turned out the way they did.

Thesecond part of the book, by far the most interesting to me, was the historyof the events as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it: themissionaries, the rebels, and the townsfolk.Mostly derived from writingsof people that were living in China at the time, it shows their feelingsand thier thoughts.

The third part involves the use of the boxers inthe agendas of political and social parties in subsequent years. It is verypossibly one of the best history books that I have read.

Not only doesit cover this particular historical event, it also is a study of historiansand their craft.It looks into how historians decide what is to berecorded and what is not and shows you how this affects the way people inthe future perceive the event.

5-0 out of 5 stars Livin' day by day
Cohen's book analyzes a particularly notorious (for Chinese and Western commentators) historical event--the Boxer Rebellion in North China (1899-1900) from an extremely fresh perspective. It is hardlypoststructuralist to assert that people live history one day at a time,rather than according to some grand plan, and that is how Cohen treats theBoxer Rebellion. Most Western scholars merely see the Boxers as amanifestation of an irrational, bloodthirsty xenophobiba, while Chinesescholars seem to fall into two categories: (1) those like the earlytwentieth century modernizers who saw the Boxers as an embarrassment to thecause of national unity and freedom, and (2) those like Communist Chinesehistorians who see the Boxers as a precursor of their own victoriousstruggle in 1949. Cohen masterfully demythologizes the Boxers and puts theminto the context of (gasp!) their own lives. Working from a combination ofsecondary and primary sources, Cohen reconstructs the domestic situation inChina during the late nineteenth century and argues that domestic issues(particularly famine and floods) more than anything else prompted the Boxeruprising. This thesis, of course, turns on its head the idea that theBoxers were an instrument of the evil Dowager Empress Cixi in order toprevent Westerners from disturbing China's ancient and corrupt culture.Cohen is especially interesting in examining the mechanics and experienceof mythmaking, applied in this case to the Boxers but which could beapplied to just about any event or experience that has emotional orsubjective importance for a group of people. This book is extremely usefulfor anyone, history students or otherwise, who are interested in Chinesehistory, or perhaps more fundamentally, how we reconstruct the past inorder for it to make sense. ... Read more

4. Manhattan in Maps: 1527-1995
by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn
Hardcover: 164 Pages (2006-08-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"...the city's first atlas of historical maps...destined to have a profound and positive influence on twenty-first-century New York."--from the foreword by Tony Hiss

This lavishly illustrated volume explores New York's urban and social history through rare and beautiful maps of the city produced during the past four hundred years and collected from archives and libraries throughout the world. From a crude woodblock engraving depicting Giovanni da Verrazano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the sixteenth century to the latest satellite photograph of Manhattan, these important documents offer an unprecedented "avenue to New York's past," as the authors write in their preface-- a fascinating collective portrait of the evolution of America's oldest major city.

Many of the 65 color plates reproduced here have never been published before, and each is accompanied by an engaging essay on the changing physical and social contours of New York as revealed in the map's details and provenance. Opening with a chapter on the discovery of New York Harbor as depicted in sixteenth-century Italian maps, the book explores the bustling Dutch trading outpost of New Amsterdam (the original name for New York), the city as a British colony in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the rise of New York as a port city in the eighteenth century, the Revolutionary War period, and the development of the Manhattan grid, public squares, and parks in the nineteenth century. The city's myriad "worlds within a world" are shown in unusual maps of such diverse subjects as ethnic neighborhoods, midtown vice, and the subway system. Each entry cites the map's date of creation and publication, cartographer, medium, and the institution or private collection where the map is archived. A bibliography and complete index are also included, making this book an indispensable resource for all those interested in New York history, urban history, and antiquarian maps.
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From crude woodblock engravings depicting 16th-century explorers'first glimpse of New York Harbor to the latest satellite photographs ofManhattan, the rare maps of New York in this book offer a unique look at thecity's evolution over the past 400 years. Opening with early Italian andDutch antiquarian maps, the book charts the development of ethnicneighborhoods and the Manhattan grid in the 19th century, as well as thelabyrinthine subway system of the 20th century. Each of the 65 color plates,many never before published, accompanies an essay on the changingmetropolis as expressed in the map's details. While the maps areas beautiful and engrossing as any works of art, they also reveal the rich history of New York's urban and social fabric, offering astunning collective portrait of the world's first modern city. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Manhattan Maps
I was pleasantly suprised by the range of the maps sellected and the concise analysis of each one.

2-0 out of 5 stars 5-star-text 1-star-maps
I only wish I had the access to the maps that Augustyn and Cohen had in the preparation of this book.Unfortunately for the reader, these maps are not in the book.What's in "Manhattan in Maps" are photographs of maps which in the case all but 6 of the maps are reproduced in a manner which lets you see the outline of Manhattan and no detail in the map whatsoever.There should have been someone involved in the production of the book who was familiar with other books of this type and included for each map some section enlarged to actual size.Some of the maps featured appeared to have been reduced 10x such as a 72 inch map shrunk to 7 inches.The text is wonderful.If the book is every republished, I hope the editors take heed of the reviews here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Gift for Your Favorite Manhattanite
This is a beautiful book for both those who are fascinated by maps and those with a deep interest in the history of New York City. The preface explains that, "The richness of New York's cartographic heritage is unique among the major cities of the world." It goes on to outline a number of reasons for this, including the city's founding by mapmaking mavens (the Dutch) during a cartographic boom time, its initial status as a commercial interest, its later status as a Revolutionary War battleground, and so on. The selections are spread more or less evenly throughout the four and a half centuries and each is accompanied by an excellent elucidating essay. My own favorites are some of the later, more thematic ones such as an 1834 fireman's guide, an 1842 water pipe diagram, an 1853 insurance company survey, the 1920 ethnic survey, and the 1973 midtown vice map.

Some reviewers have referred to this in an apparently derogatory manner, saying it is a mere "coffee-table" book, to which one can only say that it would be a welcome addition to any New Yorker's coffee-table. It certainly won't satisfy ultra-serious cartographers or historians, but the quality of the writing and research is well beyond what is commonly found in so-called mere "coffee-table" books. In addition to the usual sources (Library of Congress, British Library, New-York Historical Society, New York Public Library), the authors have tracked down maps in archives in Spain, Italy, Holland, and perhaps most impressively, about a third of those presented in the book reside in private collections. Indeed, it's somewhat baffling that people complain about the size of the reproductions -- just be glad they were made available to be seen at all! Not to mention the practical limitations of reproduction: the original dimensions of most of the maps range from 12" x 18" to 90" x 135". These maps were made to cover walls, general headquarters planning tables, no book could possibly make them legible! In some cases, portions of maps are blown up for a detail view, but these don't reproduce very well. The original photos and scans simply don't support the detail and the results are pixilated. This small production problem aside, the book is beautifully produced from a typographic and color standpoint, and is well worth having or giving as a gift to your favorite Manhattanite.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book, screaming for a larger edition
I know I'm jumping on the bandwagon here, but the maps are disappointing because they're too small to be scrutinized. The text, however, compensates greatly for this flaw. The chapters are concise but not a word is wasted. I found the section on the British invasion of Brooklyn as well-written and gripping as any thriller. I can only hope that they are planning to come out with a larger edition for the illustrations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Small Maps, but wonderful commentary
While I agree with one reviewer that the maps depicted in the book are small and difficult to read (more due to the apparent custom of making 17th and 18th century maps totally illegible in any case rather than the editors' layout of them), the commentary accompanying the maps is very illuminating and interesting.The authors also chose to use maps highlighting, for example, '70s-era police practice, '20s-era political classifications and a map of the subway along with the more conventional surveyor's maps; truly a very interesting collection.A good companion to any history of pre-20th century NYC, such as Gotham. ... Read more

5. Basic Chemistry
by Paul S. Cohen, Milton A. Rothman
 Hardcover: 624 Pages (1985-11-01)

Isbn: 0205085164
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6. Three Moments of Love In Leonard Cohen and Bruce Cockburn
by Paul Nonnekes
Paperback: 192 Pages (2000-12-15)
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Asin: 1551641763
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Three Moments is a series of reflections on the work of Leonard Cohen and Bruce Cockburn, two popular singer-song-writer-poets.

These two artists, so different in style and temperament, are brought together in one work in order to compare and examine the way in which they approach the question of love and desire—in their art and in their life. Three Moments looks at how masculine desire, in its search for love, expresses itself in song and poetry; at how the poetics relate to the ideal; at the obstacles faced and the struggle endured. These issues are examined from the points of view of the psychoanalytic, the symbolic and the universal.

Paul Nonnekes, Ph.D., teaches Cultural Studies at Red Deer College, Alberta.
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1-0 out of 5 stars First book about Bruce is not worth reading.
I have often wondered how no one has written a book before about Bruce Cockburn considering the consistently amazing quality of his work over the last 3 decades. If you are looking forward to this one like I was, let me do you a favor: Save your money and wait for Bruce book # 2. I read the book more for the Cockburn content than the Cohen. I am only familiar with Leonard Cohen's last couple of albums (I found "The Future" to be excellent), but I have been an avid Bruce fan for the better part of two decades. About two thirds of the book is devoted to Bruce (and I will devote my comments to that). I found the book completely disappointing. The first problem is that Nonnekes deals strictly with the lyrics completely apart from the music. There is absolutely no discussion of the performances (in the studio or live), the passion and manner of delivery. There is also no context of Bruce's known feelings from interviews, comments at shows, etc. It is as if Nonnekes wrote the entire book by just reading Cockburn lyrics and was unaware of Bruce's performance or comments about any of these lyrics.Nonnekes takes a scholarly approach that will put off most readers. I consider myself to be of at least average intelligence (I enjoyed Michael Gray's 900 page Dylan commentary Song and Dance Man 3) but I was bored by Nonneke's over-analysis of songs that often speak for themselves. Also, I personally found much of the analysis to be way off the mark of anything I have ever gotten from Bruce's work myself or from his own comments. A book like this should illuminate an artist's work, but there are few revelations here. ... Read more

7. Heuristic Reasoning about Uncertainty: An Artificial Intelligence Approach (Research Notes in Artificial Intelligence)
by Paul R. Cohen
 Paperback: 204 Pages (1985-12)
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8. Discovering History in China: American Historical Writing on the Recent Chinese Past
by Paul A. Cohen
 Paperback: Pages (1984-01-01)

Asin: B003MI0GWY
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars China at the Center
The following review is based on the 1984 edition.

In "Discovering History in China"Cohen argues that much of the scholarship in the West that had occurred on China prior to the mid-1970's, (particularly American scholarship), had been conducted with an "ethnocentric distortion".Because the West had an impact in shaping modern China, pre-World War II (W.W. II) studies on China tended to focus on matters Western countries had a direct role in, such as the Opium Wars, missionary work, the Taiping uprising, sino-foreign trade, etc.. These studies tended to be from missionaries, diplomats, and others who had no formal training as historians.

In post-W.W. II studies of China (while the subject matter had widened) emphasis "was still to an overwhelming extent on the shaping role of the Western intrusion"(p.2).Much of what was written after W.W. II, according to Cohen, viewed the Western role in shaping modern China in a positive light.It was not until the liberalism of the late 1960's that historians began to question this purely positive look at imperialism and looked instead at ways the Western involvement in China had affected the "natural forward movement of Chinese history".However, many scholars still saw the West as the main antagonist in preventing China's 'modern development'.

Chapter one deals with the amount of influence Western nations had on events shaping China in the late 1800's.Cohen believes that the amount of influence the Western imperialist countries had on events inside China during the late 1800's was negligible overall.It was only after the Tongzhi Restoration that the Western presence in China played any significant role in shaping Chinese affairs.Even the reform efforts of 1898 - how much can be contributed to a reaction to the 'Western threat' and how much can be contributed to reactions to domestic conditions.

In the second chapter, "Moving Beyond Tradition and Modernity", Cohen takes aim at the notion of an unchanging China.Much of this section is a variant of the first chapter, where Cohen discusses the views of scholars from the 1950's and 1960's such as Joseph Levenson and John K. Fairbank.During this time the dominant view was that the concept of change or modernization in China was a product of direct contact with the West.In other words, China could not have "modernized" on its own without some kind of impetus from outside.

This concept of an unchanging China in American scholarship began to be questioned and negated with the introduction of Philip Kuhn's study "Rebellion and its Enemies in Late Imperial China"(1970).In this study, Kuhn attempts to redefine the question of Chinese modernity, moving away from a belief that change only occurred with help from the Western presence in the mid- to late 1800's to one that scrutinized domestic changes taking place in China long before the Western presence.

Much of chapter three "Imperialism:Reality or Myth?" analyzes the diatribe of James Peck, who in an article published in the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (Oct. 1969, 2(1)p.59-69), argued modernization theory was a construct that explained away America's imperialistic nature.Written while Peck was a graduate student during the Vietnam War in the late 1960's, the article takes the view of the Chinese Communists, that is, everything which went wrong in China from the Opium War to the 'liberation' of 1949 was caused in large part by Western imperialism.

While reading Cohen's analysis of Peck's argument I could not help but think why was he [Cohen] giving so much attention to someone who, as A. Feuerwerker has pointed out in his own review of Cohen's book, "knew little about China" (see the Journal of Asian Studies, vol.44, no.3, May 1985; pp.579-80).

However, later in the chapter Cohen, through his use of other's scholarship, shows that all of China was not affected the same way by imperialism.The effects felt in the treaty ports and the littorial regions, where much of the Western influence was felt, was not congruent with the effects felt in the hinterland, where daily life went on much as it always had.

This leads us to the final chapter, "A China-Centered History of China".In this chapter, Cohen reviews the trends that had taken place throughout the 1970's and at the time of Cohen's writing, the nascent years of the 1980's.The evolution of American scholarship during this time was increasingly focusing on what Cohen terms, "Chinese problems set in a Chinese context" (p.154) or put another way, studying Chinese history from a Chinese perspective.This involved breaking China down into more manageable "spatial units" - (regional or provincial centered studies) while detracting from a top down approach of Chinese society and concentrating more on lower levels of Chinese society.

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9. Global Sociology
by Robin Cohen, Paul Kennedy
Paperback: 256 Pages (2000-07-01)
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Asin: 0814716105
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Offering an innovative new approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework, Global Sociology is written in a style that is relevant and fresh for the undergraduate reader whether they have studied sociology before or approaching the subject for the first time.

Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe, Global Sociology highlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live. In twenty chapters, the authors consider an immensely rich and diverse range of material, from the emergence of global society and debates surrounding its social, political and economic structure, to topics such as migration, tourism, crime, drugs, famine, mass media, feminism and the environmental movement. The text includes an extensive glossary, boxed case studies, suggestions for classroom projects and seminar activities, and numerous graphs and illustrations. Accessibly written and jargon-free, Global Sociology is the ideal introduction to the topic for students. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Different from second edition.
If you're thinking of getting this instead of the second edition for a class, don't. It's not in the least bit similar. ... Read more

10. Eat It: A Cookbook
by Dana Crumb, Shery Cohen
 Paperback: 64 Pages (1974-06)
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Asin: 0883880199
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars When it's bad, it's dangerous
When it's good, it's very very good.I haven't made the Honey Cake in years, but pulling out my copy tonight made my mouth water.I don't know where the other reviewers got the idea it was "Three Joint Soup," my book says "Five Joint Soup," and if you're inhaling that, you shouldn't have anything going on the stove.

Some of the recipes are very like Rachel Ray's -- the measurements are loose, the freedom to experiment is great.Some of the advice is dead wrong -- the meat temperatures are way too low, and if you try to cook at turkey at 250 degrees (as I tried one year), you'll end up with a tepid raw bird after 12 hours.

Some of the advice is right on -- look for good equipment at thrift stores, cheap blenders are no bargains, to make a casserole clean the refrigerator into a greased baking dish, add a can of cream of anything soup, top with onion rings and bake at 350.The basic information on nutrition (by Paul Cohen) is still good, too.

I wouldn't recommend it as a new cook's first book (get "Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook"), but it's a lot of fun to read, even if you don't cook.

Oh, and did I mention the great illustrations?

5-0 out of 5 stars A tasty blast from the past!
When I first heard about this book, I bought it only for the Crumb comix.But I began to experiment with really using the recipies.I never thoughtthat I would ever create something in the kitchen that was edible. However, I could no longer resist, I had to get cooking!I agree with thefirst review of this book, the three joint soup is great.As for the otherbook, "The Food Stamp Gourmet", it gets two big thumbs up from meas well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great food, Excellent Illustrations!!
Be sure to try the three joint soup! This book has been in our family for many years some of our favorite recipes are from it. does anyone know where I can find the prequel The Food Stamp Gourmet? ... Read more

11. Ursprung und System: Probleme der Begrundung systematischer Philosophie im Werk Hermann Cohens, Paul Natorps und beim fruhen Martin Heidegger (Neue Studien zur Philosophie) (German Edition)
by Jurgen Stolzenberg
 Turtleback: 323 Pages (1995)
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12. An Arthur A. Cohen Reader: Selected Fiction and Writings on Judaism, Theology, Literature, and Culture
by Arthur Allen Cohen, David Stern, Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
Paperback: Pages (1998-05)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Giving a giant his due
If this collection has one fault, it's Cohen's sometimesflorid language. But this is a small flaw, and it's hard not to be amazed at the quality of the writing on display here. Cohen's framing of problems is incisive; his sentence and argument structure is clear; and the passion with which he writes about these subjects is evident in every paragraph. For Cohen, there is nothing not personal about Judaism and its attendant manifestations (as religion, as culture, etc.). He does not 'want' the reader to understand him; he needs the reader to do so. When Cohen writes, you can be sure that it is something worth being read.

Stern and Mendes-Flohr have done an excellent job selecting representative and important pieces from Cohen's tremendous oeuvre. One does not envy them the difficult task of having had to do the excisions. The sections are organized by topic, and each is framed with a helpful introduction from one of the editors.

Arthur Cohen is too important a thinker not to be remembered by 21st century Jewry. This book does much to preserve an incredible intellectual bequest that will make the life of the Jewish (and gentile!) mind *that* much richer. ... Read more

13. Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory
by Tom Cohen, Barbara Cohen
Paperback: 416 Pages (2000-12-14)
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Literary Theory/Philosophy

Renowned contributors use the late work of this crucial figure to open new speculations on "materiality."

A "material event," in one of Paul de Man's definitions, is a piece of writing that enters history to make something happen. This interpretation hovers over the publication of this volume, a timely reconsideration of de Man's late work in its complex literary, critical, cultural, philosophical, political, and historical dimensions.

Responding to the problematic of "materialism" as posed in Paul de Man's posthumous last book, Aesthetic Ideology, a diverse and distinguished group of scholars explores the question of "material events" in ways that illuminate not just de Man's work but their own, work at the forefront of critical theory, productive thinking, and writing in the humanities. The contributors work in disciplines ranging from art history to psychoanalysis, from literary studies and philosophy to political science, and include Jacques Derrida, who returns in an extended essay to a celebrated episode in Rousseau's Confessions discussed by de Man in Allegories of Reading.

The importance of de Man's late work is related to a broad range of subjects and categories and-in Derrida's provocative reading of de Man's concept of "materiality"-the politico-autobiographical texts of de Man himself. This collection is essential reading for all those interested in the present state of literary and cultural theory.

Contributors: Judith Butler, UC Berkeley; T. J. Clark, UC Berkeley; Jacques Derrida, cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales and UC Irvine; Barbara E. Johnson, Harvard U; Ernesto Laclau, U of Essex; Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue U; Laurence Rickels, UC Santa Barbara; and Michael Sprinker.

Tom Cohen is professor and chair of English at the State University of New York, Albany. Barbara Cohen is director of Humanitech and senior editor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. J. Hillis Miller is distinguished professor of English and comparative literature, and Andrzej Warminski is professor of English and comparative literature, both at the University of California, Irvine.

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14. Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assessment, Interventions, and Policy (Volume 2)
Hardcover: 696 Pages (2005-04-28)
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The second edition of the benchmark reference

Since its first edition, this handbook has become the most influential reference work in the field of autism and related conditions. Now expanded to two volumes, this comprehensive work provides a thorough review of these disorders, drawing on findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplines.

The Second Edition covers all current treatment models, and is updated to include new methods for screening and assessment, genetic components, and school-based interventions. All chapters have been thoroughly updated; two-thirds of chapters are entirely new to this edition. VolumeTwo includes the newest, most authoritative information available on assessment, interventions, and policy ramifications surrounding pervasive developmental disorders. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Volkmar is unreliable
I would not believe anything he writes because of his anti-science bias.For example, in his adolescent psychiatry book he presents alot of patent falsehoods on ME (CFS) that likely serve to retard the science and cause a great deal of iatrogenic morbidity.

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15. Paul Chemetov, un architecte dans le siècle
by Paul Chemetov, Jean-Louis Préface : Cohen
Paperback: 384 Pages (2002-03-14)
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Homme engagé, grand constructeur, on doit à Paul Chemetov, né en 1928, de nombreux logements sociaux et des équipements datant de son activité au sein de l'AUA, aussi bien que des grands travaux comme ceux des Halles au centre de Paris et le ministère des Finances, à Bercy. Mais il est aussi homme de recherche et de réflexion, ayant toujours eu à coeur de définir les valeurs fondant le métier d'architecte, la citoyenneté ou la modernité, et ouvrant sans cesse de nombreux chantiers, comme celui des problèmes urbains dans la seconde moitié de sa carrière. Cet ouvrage veut retracer le parcours d'un des architectes français les plus célèbres à la fois par sa production féconde et par ses prises de positions nombreuses dans le débat public. A travers les articles publiés depuis la fin des années 60 jusqu'à maintenant, les conférences et les écrits théoriques rassemblés dans ce recueil, c'est véritablement l'itinéraire, non seulement professionnel mais aussi intellectuel et le moral, d'un grand architecte, qui se dessine.Sommaire : Actions de parole; Comment devient-on architecte?; Diaporama; Un métier, une morale; L'industrialisation; Le logement; La représentation; La modernité; La ville, le territoire. ... Read more

16. Ideas Across Cultures: Essays on Chinese Thought in Honor of Benjamin I. Schwartz (Harvard East Asian Monographs)
Hardcover: 416 Pages (1990-08-20)
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Benjamin Schwartz taught at Harvard from 1950 until his retirement in 1987. Through his teaching and writing, he became a major force in the field of Chinese studies, setting standards—above all in the area of intellectual history—that have been a source of inspiration to students and scholars worldwide. His influence extends well beyond the China field, cutting across conventional disciplinary boundaries, touching political science, religion, philosophy, and literature as well as history.

The essays in this book are by scholars who have studied with Benjamin Schwartz. Given the range of his own interests, it is fitting that they embrace an expanse of time from the Zhou dynasty to the present and a range of subjects equally inclusive—ancient and medieval Chinese thought, the fate of democracy in early Republican China, the development of aesthetic modernism in the 1920s and 1930s and its reemergence in the post-Mao era, the emphasis on spiritual regeneration and cultural transformation in Chinese and Japanese Marxism, popular values in twentieth-century China (as reflected in village theatrical performances), the larger issue of what part our own values should take in the study and assessment of other societies and cultures, and the equally broad issue of how we are to address the relationship between Chinese modernization and China's traditional culture.

Despite this heterogeneity and the fact that the contributors include two political scientists, five historians with strong philosophical interests, and three scholars whose writing bridges the disciplines of history and literature, there is a surprising coherence to the volume. Almost all the authors consciously address either aspects of Schwartz's general approach or specific themes dealt with in his work. Each contribution is about ideas and takes ideas and their societal roles seriously. Although presented in the specific context of China, the issues raised in these essays are important to the world beyond China. Exploring them in both their Chinese and non-Chinese settings reflects the power of Schwartz's own work in illuminating a broader canvas of human thought.

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17. Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China (Asia: Local Studies/ Global Themes)
by Paul A. Cohen
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-05-11)
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The ancient story of King Goujian, a psychologically complex fifth-century BCE monarch, spoke powerfully to the Chinese during China's turbulent twentieth century. Yet most Americans--even students and specialists of this era--have never heard of Goujian. In Speaking to History, Paul A. Cohen opens this previously missing (to the West) chapter of China's recent history. He connects the story to each of the major traumas of the last century, tracing its versatility as a source of inspiration and hope and elegantly exploring, on a more general level, why such stories often remain sealed up within a culture, unknown to outsiders. Labeling this phenomenon "insider cultural knowledge," Cohen investigates the relationship between past story and present reality. He inquires why at certain moments in their collective lives peoples are especially drawn to narratives from the distant past that resonate strongly with their current circumstances, and why the Chinese have returned over and over to a story from twenty-five centuries ago. In this imaginative stitching of story to history, Cohen reveals how the shared narratives of a community help to define its culture and illuminate its history. ... Read more

18. The Realm of the Submarine
by Paul Cohen
 Hardcover: 288 Pages (1969-01)
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19. Empirical Methods for Artificial Intelligence (Bradford Books)
by Paul R. Cohen
Hardcover: 421 Pages (1995-08-03)
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Computer science and artificial intelligence in particular have nocurriculum in research methods, as other sciences do. This book presentsempirical methods for studying complex computer programs: exploratorytools to help find patterns in data, experiment designs andhypothesis-testing tools to help data speak convincingly, and modelingtools to help explain data. Although many of these techniques arestatistical, the book discusses statistics in the context of the broaderempirical enterprise. The first three chapters introduce empiricalquestions, exploratory data analysis, and experiment design. The bluntinterrogation of statistical hypothesis testing is postponed untilchapters 4 and 5, which present classical parametric methods andcomputer-intensive (Monte Carlo) resampling methods, respectively. Thisis one of few books to present these new, flexible resampling techniquesin an accurate, accessible manner.

Much of the book is devoted to research strategies and tactics,introducing new methods in the context of case studies. Chapter 6 coversperformance assessment, chapter 7 shows how to identify interactions anddependencies among several factors that explain performance, and chapter8 discusses predictive models of programs, including causal models. Thefinal chapter asks what counts as a theory in AI, and how empiricalmethods -- which deal with specific systems -- can foster generaltheories.

Mathematical details are confined to appendixes and no prior knowledgeof statistics or probability theory is assumed. All of the examples canbe analyzed by hand or with commercially available statistics packages.The Common Lisp Analytical Statistics Package (CLASP), developed in theauthor's laboratory for Unix and Macintosh computers, available from TheMIT Press.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to experimental science
The title of the book could have been easily "Empirical Methods for Computer Science" or even "Empirical Methods for Science."

The goal of the book is to give a gentle but solid introduction into empirical research, experimental science and interpretation of data.

First four chapters are really a must-read for anyone who is interested in empirical methods. In the first chapter "Empirical Research", the author lays the foundations.Chapter two "Exploratory Data Analysis" starts with the fundamentals of statistics of one variable and introduces time series and execution traces.I really loved the "Fitting functions to Data in Scatterplots" subchapter.The introduction continues in the third chapter "Basic Issues in Experimental Design" where we learn about control, spurious effects, sampling bias, dependent variables and pilot experiments.The author gives some nice advices here.Fourth chapter is "Hypothesis Testing and Estimation" and this one concludes the introductory part.

Chapters 5-9 are a little bit more advanced and somewhat biased towards Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence but could be an interesting and refreshing read to anyone who wants to get a solid foundation to experiment design, execution, data collection and interpretation.

The author uses experimental data generated by a system called "Phoenix" (which he codeveloped) as the main example in the book. ... Read more

20. Arrested development: The Aaron Cohen story
by Paul Little
 Paperback: 200 Pages (2000)

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