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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely. `An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95
In the first part of the book, Professor Kolb provides a clear historical narrative of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Weimar Republic, setting it within the international context of the inter-war period. In the second part he surveys and analyses scholarly research in the field which sheds light on the problems and... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 130.17
This is the first volume of a modern introduction to quantum field theory which addresses both mathematicians and physicists ranging from advanced undergraduate students to professional scientists. It bridges the gap between the different languages they use. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 108.47
The investigations of multiscale problems in multibody system contacts is a most interesting and timely topic which is the subject of intensive research for more than a decade. Many questions have already been answered and the mechanically sound description and simulation is increasingly being applied to practical engineering problems. The IUTAM Symposium... more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 45.80
This book is a thorough introduction to the subject, aimed at students with knowledge of functional and complex analysis, topology, measure theory, and group theory. At the core of this text are chapters on Gelfand's theory, regularity and spectral synthesis. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 130.17
This is the second volume of a modern introduction to quantum field theory. Intended for physicists and mathematicians, it seeks to bridge the language gap between the two fields. It contains a detailed study on the quantum theory of light. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 31.16
Worlds of Truth: A Philosophy of Knowledge explicates and builds upon a half century of philosophical work by the noted philosopher Israel Scheffler. Propounds a new doctrine of plurealism which maintains the existence of multiple real worlds Offers a defense of absolute truth, which denies certainty and eschews absolutism, and defends systematic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive features of language, deserving of systematic study in their own right. Yet they have frequently been considered mere deviations from ideal language or obstacles to be avoided in the construction of scientific systems. First published in 1979, Beyond the Letter offers a consecutive study of these features... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. First published... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
First published in 1991, In Praise of Cognitive Emotions comprises fourteen of Scheffler's most recent essays ? all of which challenge contemporary notions of education and rationality. While defending the ideal of rationality, he insists that rationality not be identified with a mental faculty or a mechanism of inference but taken rather as the capactity... more...