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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 94.00
The book gives a comprehensive treatment of the classical and modern ruin probability theory. Some of the topics are Lundberg's inequality, the Cramer-Lundberg approximation, exact solutions, other approximations (e.g., for heavy-tailed claim size distributions), finite horizon ruin probabilities, extensions of the classical compound Poisson model... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 99.00
Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Beijing, China, 2-5 September 1997 more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
As with many other languages, Mandarin Chinese exhibits a rich variety of ways in expressing the arguments of the predicator in a sentence. Unlike other languages, such variation is typically devoid of any formal marking. Previous attempts in explaining such phenomena usually focus on the syntax as an explanatory tool. This book argues that a large... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00
In this unprecedented study, Lúcia Sá approaches indigenous texts as creative works rather than source material. She offers a historical overview of the impact of these texts on mainstream Spanish-American and Brazilian literatures, detailing comparisons with native sources and making close analyses of major instances, such as Mário de Andrade?s classic... more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 219.00
The theory of electronic states in crystals is the very basis of modern solid state physics. In traditional solid state physics ? based on the Bloch theorem ? the theory of electronic states in crystals is essentially a theory of electronic states in crystals of in?nite size. However, that any real crystal always has a ?nite size is a physical reality... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square--and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 132.00
Traditionally, social theorists in the West have structured models of state social control according to the tenet that socialization is accomplished by means of external controls on behavior: undesirable actions are punished and desirable actions result either in material reward or a simple respite from the oppressive attentions of an authoritarian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in part through its reunification with Hong Kong. The... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 37.00
From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms overseas. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historical research, and network analysis, Building Globalization closely scrutinizes the growing phenomenon of transnational architecture... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 169.00
Highly illustrated, this book describes the preparation, modification, processing and the research and applications of biodegradable poly (lactic acid), which belong to the biomedical and environment-friendly materials. more...