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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 99.95
Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 194.99
This book explores the interface between syntax and phonology, morphology, and argument structure. The author presents case studies, such as clitics and auxiliary and modal verbs in Romance, and grounds theoretical analysis in constant exemplification. This is a valuable contribution to the study of grammatical interfaces and to Romance verbal typology... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00
The ideas of philosophers (Ficino, Pico, Della Porta, Bruno) on magic interfered with popular alternative and witchcraft rites. This book focuses on ?wandering scholastics? (Trithemius, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Bruno) and will be a stimulating read for all those interested in Renaissance mentality. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
Providing a new comparative analysis of the changes which have radically questioned the 'old' organizational arrangements of the delivery of welfare services since the early 1980s, this book argues that new managerial accountability regimes severely undermine the democratic foundations of the welfare state in Europe. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
China On Video is the first in-depth study that examines smaller-screen realities and the important role they play not only in the fast-changing Chinese mediascape, but also more broadly in the practice of experimental and non-mainstream cinema. At the crossroads of several disciplines?film, media, new media, media anthropology, visual arts, contemporary... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 65.80
This first extended study of Derek Walcotts Tiepolos Hound (2000) defines the book as the culmination of the poetry and poetic of the Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize winner. In this long poem, Walcott achieves three goals pursued throughout his career: to develop an original Caribbean aesthetic; to meld the modes of poetry and prose; and... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 133.00
This important contribution to the study of early modern Chinese fiction and representation of gender relations focuses on literary representations of the prostitute produced in the Ming and Qing periods. Following her heavily symbolic body, the present work maps this fictional heroine's journey from innocence to sex-work and beyond. This crucial... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
This book brings together fascinating testimonies from thirty inhabitants of the "Kommunalka," the communal apartments that were the norm in housing in the cities of Russia during the whole history of the Soviet Union. The Kommunalka was perhaps the most important social experiment undertaken by the Soviet regime, having arguably as much if not more... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00
This volume offers an original theoretical and methodological approach to the hotly debated issue of epistemic modality. The analysis is conducted in a rigorous typological frame developed after a careful consideration of a wealth of cross-linguistic data, and focuses on Italian, a language often disregarded in comparative analyses. The complexity... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 126.87
Optical inputs that ?read the system? are a powerful tool in studying nanostructures. This volume provides a comprehensive view of the most commonly used photochemical and photophysical techniques and their applications to the study of supramolecular systems. more...