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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95
Alcibiades is one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War (429-404 BC) between Sparta and Athens. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion , Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same. From the Paperback edition. more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 16.95
Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three-plus decades of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 84.99
Telecommunications carriers have begun to upgrade their networks with state-of-the-art optical equipment, referred to as optical-bypass technology. The ramifications of this technology are manifold, affecting the architecture, operation, and economics of the network, all of which are covered in this book. The book is oriented towards practical implementation... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and... more...
- A&C Black 2010; US$ 64.99
This second edition of Peter Grant's guide has been extensively revisedand has been reset throughout. Importantly, a further eight species ofgulls occurring on the west coasts of Canada and the USA have beenadded. Thebook now covers 31 species and has been increased in length from 280 to352 pages. More than 280 new photographs have been added orsubstituted,... more...
- Wiley 2003; US$ 375.00
A knowledge of the chemical structure and concentration of organometal compounds throughout the ecosystem is important in working out the pathways and mechanisms by which metals distribute themselves throughout the environment. Treating the topic as an integrated subject area, the Second Edition of Organometallic Compounds in the Environment covers... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00
Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid, explores Achilles' mother's attempt to save her son from the Trojan War by dressing him as a girl. This first book-length study of the poem offers a detailed interpretation and explores questions of the poem's reception and of gender in antiquity. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 135.00
Under Carausius and his successor Allectus, Britain for a decade (AD 286-96) achieved an independence which threatened the stability of the Roman Empire. With coastal areas of Gaul also forming part of the separatist dominion, the crisis led to the creation of a second tier of imperial rulers. Constantius Chlorus was promoted to suppress the revolt... more...