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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
"In Waiting , Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village. Ha Jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human... more...
- Springer Vienna 2007; US$ 10.85
Prägnant, praxisrelevant: Dosierte körperliche Belastung ist mittlerweile fester therapeutischer Bestandteil bei zahlreichen Erkrankungen. Erfahrene Mediziner stellen in diesem Handbuch die Bewegungstherapie als zusätzlichen therapeutischen Grundpfeiler dar... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 68.32
In this book, quantum mechanics is developed from the outset on a relativistic basis, using the superposition principle, Lorentz invariance and gauge invariance. Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics as well as classical relativistic mechanics appear as special cases. They are the sources of familiar names such as "orbital angular momentum", "spin-orbit... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 43.43
This volume contains a systematic discussion of wavelet-type inversion formulae based on group representations, and their close connection to the Plancherel formula for locally compact groups. The connection is demonstrated by the discussion of a toy example, and then employed for two purposes: Mathematically, it serves as a powerful tool, yielding... more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 173.73
Although many everyday texts include pictures that contribute to the meaning of the message as whole, the field of linguistics has only sporadically dealt with this sign modality. The book closes the gaps by presenting theories for justifying possible references between language and pictures, and offers practical explanations for these references by... more...
- Physica-Verlag HD 2007; US$ 162.91
Corporate communication has developed as a domain of management, embracing fields like public relations and marketing communication. Most research on the topic has concentrated on positivist approaches, leading to a limited view. The purpose of this study is to review extant corporate communication theory from discourse and strategy-as-practice perspectives,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 184.63
Adaptronic structures and systems can adapt automatically to variable operating and environmental conditions through the use of feedback control. But in contrast to conventional control loops, in which each function is fulfilled by a separate component, adaptronics is characterized by multifunctional components that are preferably integrated into... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post, Los Angeles times, and San Jose Mercury News Best Book of the Year Ha Jin?s seismically powerful new novel is at once an unblinking look into the bell jar of communist Chinese society and a portrait of the eternal compromises and deceptions of the human state. When the venerable professor Yang,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Ha Jin?s masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and self-effacing clerical officer in Mao?s ?volunteer? army, is taken prisoner south of the 38th Parallel. Because he speaks English, he soon becomes... more...
- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 141.14
The study examines the dialectic between a theory of interpretation as it is presented by the figures in the Dialogues and the practice of poetry interpretation as it is staged in Plato's fictitious conversations. Methodologically the analysis draws on an historically reflected hermeneutics of dialogue, and it paves the way to new insights... more...