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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
This work examines the governance of large technical systems (LTS) at firm, imdustry and state levels and the interactions between the systems and society. In particular, international contributors explore the implications of major technological , economic and social changes during the last twenty years for traditional forms of LTS governance. Their... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 187.00 US$ 162.07
Modelling and predicting how porous media deform when subjected to external actions and physical phenomena, including the effect of saturating fluids, are of importance to the understanding of geophysics and civil engineering (including soil and rock mechanics and petroleum engineering), as well as in newer areas such as biomechanics and agricultural... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00
This work describes California-based wine producer Robert Mondavi's failure to set up business in a small, world-renowned wine-producing village in southern France. The 'Mondavi affair' illustrates the importance of culture, history, geography and economic and political systems in conditioning our spirit of enterprise and the way we do business. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00
Writer, publisher, war hero, French government minister, André Malraux was renowned as a Renaissance man of the twentieth century. Now, Olivier Todd?author of the acclaimed biography Albert Camus ?gives us this life, in which fact competes dramatically with his subject?s previously little-known mythomania. We see the adventurous young Malraux move... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 174.14
In 1875-79, Nietzsche turns to the philosophy of the ?free spirit?, elaborating thus an original ethic. Our aim here is both to analyse the formation of this new ethic and to show that this ethic can be defined as an ethic of self assertion and alleviation of life ? an alleviation which doesn?t consist in breaking with weightiness, but in... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59
This book of contributed chapters is authored by renowned scientists and covers recent results in the highly topical area of mathematics in evolution and phylogeny. Each chapter is a detailed overview of a specific topic, from the underlying concepts to the latest results. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 336.42
This Dictionary of old occitan from Auvergne is based on original manuscripts produced during the 1340?1540 period by consular, seigniorial and religious authorities. This dictionary contains about 7,000 entries and more than 12,000 definitions representing words and expressions mainly of the juridical, commercial, artisanal and military... more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 204.00
A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an important role in the developmental processes of a variety of multicellular organisms, Hox genes have been shown to play a critical role in vertebrate pattern formation. Hox genes can be thought of as general purpose control genes?that is, they are similar in many organisms and direct the same processes... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 155.00 US$ 134.33
Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids addresses the mechanics and physics of deformable porous materials whose porous space is filled by one or several fluid mixtures interacting with the solid matrix. Coussy uses the language of thermodynamics to frame the discussion of this topic and bridge the gap between physicists and engineers, and organises... more...