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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
In Sex and the Origins of Death , William R. Clark looks at life and death at the level of the cell, as he addresses such profound questions as why we age, why death exists, and why death and sex go hand in hand.Clark reveals that there are in fact two kinds of cell death--accidental death, caused by extreme cold or heat, starvation, or physical destruction,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68
In this work, the various theories of ageing are explained and assessed. The author presents case accounts about disorders that open windows on to the ageing process. The impacts of ageing on the brain and nervous system are given special attention, as are the effects of caloric restriction on maximum lifespan. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
In the seventeenth century, smallpox reigned as the world's worst killer. Luck, more than anything else, decided who would live and who would die. That is, until Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, an English aristocrat, moved to Constantinople and noticed the Turkish practice of "ingrafting" or inoculation, which, she wrote, made "the small- pox...entirely... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39
Science and medicine have provided us with clues to the treatment of a few genetic diseases, although by their very nature they have never been considered curable. But, as William R. Clark shows, that is about to change through one of the most profound revolutions in modern medicine: gene therapy, a branch of the new field of molecular medicine. Clark... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12
Sharpen your skills and prepare for your precalculus exam with a wealth of essential facts in a quick-and-easy Q&A format! Get the question-and-answer practice you need with McGraw-Hill's 500 College Precalculus Questions . Organized for easy reference and intensive practice, the questions cover all essential precalculus topics and include detailed... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00
Prisoners suffer in every conflict, but American servicemen captured during the Korean War faced a unique ordeal. Like prisoners in other wars, these men endured harsh conditions and brutal mistreatment at the hands of their captors. In Korea, however, they faced something new: a deliberate enemy program of indoctrination and coercion designed to... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
Why do we age? Is aging inevitable? Will advances in medical knowledge allow us to extend the human lifespan beyond its present limits? Because growing old has long been the one irreducible reality of human existence, these intriguing questions arise more often in the context of science fiction than science fact. But recent discoveries in the fields... more...
- Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99
Styron?s stirring account of his plunge into a crippling depression, and his inspiring road to recovery In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly... more...