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  • Unjustifiable Risk?by Simon Thompson

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 29.17

    A social, economic and cultural history of British rock climbing and mountaineering charting the conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of those who have shaped its development over 200 years. Today's climbers share a desire to escape from urban society but what makes them take that unjustifiable risk? more...

  • Trading Secretsby Simon Thompson

    Pearson Education Limited 2012; US$ 21.08

    Have you ever wondered how the top City traders make big profits from share trading? Do you know why the best investors know exactly when the market is going to rise or fall? And do you wish you could do the same? By following 20 hard and fast rules, Trading Secrets shows you how you can make the same high returns as experienced investors and traders.... more...

  • Erlang Programmingby Francesco Cesarini; Simon Thompson

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 39.99

    This book is an in-depth introduction to Erlang, a programming language ideal for any situation where concurrency, fault tolerance, and fast response is essential. Erlang is gaining widespread adoption with the advent of multi-core processors and their new scalable approach to concurrency. With this guide you'll learn how to write complex concurrent... more...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson; Simon Winchester

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    There’s a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least 36 major events in the last 10,000... more...

  • The Politics of Misrecognitionby Simon Thompson; Majid Yar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    The past several decades have seen the emergence of a vigorous ongoing debate about the 'politics of recognition'. The initial impetus was provided by the reflections of Charles Taylor and others about the rights to cultural recognition of historically marginalized groups in Western societies. Since then, the parameters of the debate have considerably... more...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson; Simon Winchester

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95

    There is a crack in the earth?s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from Northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least thirty-six major events in the last 10,000 years.... more...

  • Global Justice and the Politics of Recognitionby Tony Burns; Simon Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Global justice is of every increasing importance in the contemporary political world. This volume brings a hitherto overlooked perspective ? the politics of recognition ? to bear on this idea. It considers how discussion of each of these illuminates the problems posed by the other, thus addressing an issue of vital concern for the years to come. more...

  • Mendelian Randomizationby Stephen Burgess; Simon G. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Mendelian randomization is a way of assessing causal associations from observational data, which is especially important for medical scientists and epidemiologists who want to know the true causes of diseases. Covering this emerging area of research in biostatistics and epidemiology, this book examines the use of genetic variants as instrumental variables... more...

  • Emotion, Politics and Societyby Simon Clarke; Paul Hoggett; Dr Simon Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This timely book critically addresses the intersection between power, politics and emotions. Challenging traditional dichotomies which counterpose rationalist to non-rationalist epistemologies, it offers a sustained argument for a more complete and integrated rationalism and helps us understand emotions in contemporary social and political life. more...

  • Defence Industry Applications of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systemsby Michal Pechoucek; Simon G. Thompson; Holger Voos

    Springer 2008; US$ 59.95

    In all modern military doctrines the mission effectiveness shall be dramatically increased by the robust networking of all forces, sharing of information and distributed intelligent information processing, generating situational awareness and providing decision support. In addition, these principles also offer an effective way to improve security systems... more...