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  • Apprehensions & Convictions: Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Rookie Cop

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781610352642
    • Publisher: Quill Driver Books
    • Published: February 2016
    What makes a fifty-year-old man quit a highly successful career in charity work to take on the low-paid, dangerous job of being a police officer? When Mark Johnson left the United Way to become the oldest rookie in the Mobile, Alabama, police department, he didn’t just have to adjust to a new career—he had to adjust to an entirely new life of danger, violence, and stark moral choices.“Apprehensions and Convictions” is Johnson’s explosive memoir of his second career as a cop. Going from fund-raising with socialites to confronting armed suspects in the streets, Johnson found that poverty and crime were no longer social issues but matters of life and death. A civilized man whose first instinct is to help people in trouble, Johnson learned that some men can only be subdued with brute force and some chronic criminals refuse to be redeemed. Defying the skepticism of his wife, the derision of the younger cops who called him “Pawpaw,” and his own self-doubts, Johnson rose to become a detective and a highly decorated officer.“Apprehensions and Convictions” also tells a personal story of how Johnson overcame his own demons to find a new sense of purpose and identity in midlife. From a troubled drink- and drug-fueled youth, to dealing with both his birth and adoptive parents, to struggling to find a steady career path, Johnson’s story is of a man who found his courage and changed himself.An intense, sweeping narrative that explores the frustrations of an overprivileged youth, delves deeply into the dysfunction of the Mobile ghetto, and ends with an armed standoff between Johnson and an escaped cop-killer, “Apprehensions and Convictions” is a compelling new memoir of a remarkable life.
  • Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781934030813
    • Publisher: Velo Press
    • Published: March 2012
    From winter training camp on the cobbled lanes of medieval Girona, Spain, to hard-earned stage victories in July’s Tour de France, to flesh-shredding crashes at the Tour of Spain in September, Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life delivers an unprecedented look at America’s most celebrated cycling team. Embedded with Garmin-Cervélo for its entire 2011 season, writer-photographer Mark Johnson brilliantly chronicles the team’s most intimate personal dramas and its public celebrations.More than a book about racing, Argyle Armada is a portrait of life as a member of a pro cycling team during a time of painful transition for the sport. Johnson unveils the dramatic forces that Garmin-Cervélo must navigate as team founder Jonathan Vaughters tries to push forward his vision of a reformed sport. Along the way, countless difficult decisions must be made to keep the team competitive in the chase for ProTour points, money, respect, and fame.With all-access insight and spectacular color images, Argyle Armada offers an unprecedented look inside a team battling for the future of professional cycling.
  • Beauty and Power

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781859739259
    • Publisher: BERG PUBLISHERS INC
    • Published: September 1997
    This compelling study of gender and sexual diversity in the Southern Philippines addresses general questions about the relationship between the making of gender and sexualities, the politics of national and ethnic identities and processes of cultural transformation in a world of contract labourers and transnational consumers. The book focuses, in particular, on the meaning and experience of local 'gays' -- transvestite/transgender-homosexual men -- who are at once celebrated as purveyors of beauty (defined in terms of a global American otherness) and valorized as impotent men and defiled women. In short, America functions both as a sign of their abjected status and as a space for imagining and reformulating various gendered identities.This innovative work -- one of the first ethnographic studies to be published in the aftermath of the region's civil unrest -- will be of interest to anyone working on gender, the body and sexuality. Not only does it extend the boundaries of cross-cultural studies of non-mainstream genders and sexualities by directly engaging the entanglement of local sensibilities with global images and discourse, but it also demonstrates that there is nothing ambiguous about ambiguity -- gendered, sexual or otherwise. Rather, this ambiguity is the specific product of different historical relations of power through which various cultural subjects are created and re-create themselves.
  • Beauty and Power: Transgendering and Cultural Transformation In the Southern Philippines

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781859739204
    • Publisher: Berg
    • Published: September 1997
    (Explorations in Anthropology: A University College London Series).
  • Ceo for God, Family And Country

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595399475
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: June 2006
  • Metaphors We Live By

    By George Lakoff

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226468013
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: 2003
    The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them.In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.
  • Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $34.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226401690
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Published: November 1994
    Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal laws dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. Johnson shows how research in cognitive science undermines this view and reveals that imagination has an essential role in ethical deliberation.Expanding his innovative studies of human reason in Metaphors We Live By and The Body in the Mind, Johnson provides the tools for more practical, realistic, and constructive moral reflection.
  • Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought

    By George Lakoff

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465056743
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: November 1999
    Reexamines the Western philosophical tradition, looking at the basic concepts of the mind, time, causation, morality, and the self
  • Photodetection and Measurement

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $98.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780071409445
    • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL INC
    • Published: August 2003
    MAKE OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS WITH MAXIMUM ACCURACY AND MINIMUM COSTThe "opto-electronics revolution" has made the art and science of making sensitive, accurate, and inexpensive optical measurements must-know information for legions of electronic engineers and research students. And there's no faster or easier way to master photodetection and measurement techniques than with this hands-on tutorial written by a teacher with experience enough to know the questions you would ask.A clear, easy-to-understand "rules-of-thumb" approach shows you how to make high-performance optical measurements by getting the fundamentals right, often with simple, inexpensive equipment commonly found in laboratories. It includes treatment of:* Photodetectors* Amplifiers* LED sources* Electronic modulation and demodulation* Interference avoidance * Data acquisition and basic DSP You'll also gain a firm understanding of noise-reduction techniques and the essentials of building-in speed, sensitivity,and stability. If you want to learn the secret of making sound optical measurements without expensive equipment, this is the one resource you shouldn't work without.
  • Seditious Theology: Punk and the Ministry of Jesus

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $165.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781409467014
    • Publisher: Routledge
  • That Scarlett Bacon

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781642049220
    • Publisher: Atmosphere Press
  • The Ecology and Biology of Nephrops Norvegicus

    By Magnus Johnson

    Our Price: $201.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780124104662
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: July 2013
    Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 -- over 40 years of outstanding coverage! The series is well-known for both its excellence of reviews and editing. Now edited by Michael Lesser (University of New Hampshire, USA), with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a wide range of topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography* Impact Factor as of 2010: 4.250 (Copyright ISI Journal Citation Report) * Series features over 35 years of coverage of the research
  • The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $29.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226401935
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: November 2008
    In The Meaning of the Body, Mark Johnson continues his pioneering work on the exciting connections between cognitive science, language, and meaning first begun in the classic Metaphors We Live By. Johnson uses recent research into infant psychology to show how the body generates meaning even before self-consciousness has fully developed. From there he turns to cognitive neuroscience to further explore the bodily origins of meaning, thought, and language and examines the many dimensions of meaning—including images, qualities, emotions, and metaphors—that are all rooted in the body’s physical encounters with the world. Drawing on the psychology of art and pragmatist philosophy, Johnson argues that all of these aspects of meaning-making are fundamentally aesthetic. He concludes that the arts are the culmination of human attempts to find meaning and that studying the aesthetic dimensions of our experience is crucial to unlocking meaning's bodily sources. Throughout, Johnson puts forth a bold new conception of the mind rooted in the understanding that philosophy will matter to nonphilosophers only if it is built on a visceral connection to the world. “Mark Johnson demonstrates that the aesthetic and emotional aspects of meaning are fundamental—central to conceptual meaning and reason, and that the arts show meaning-making in its fullest realization. If you were raised with the idea that art and emotion were external to ideas and reason, you must read this book. It grounds philosophy in our most visceral experience.”—George Lakoff, author of Moral Politics
  • The Roman Imperial Mausoleum in Late Antiquity

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $41.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781107644410
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 2014
    This book is a comprehensive study of the mausolea of the later Roman emperors.
  • Ultimate Desert Handbook: A Manual for Desert Hikers, Campers, and Travelers

    By Mark Johnson

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071393034
    • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL INC
    • Published: April 2003

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