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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
If cinematic stories with well-drawn characters are your preference when it comes to fiction, check out Gargoyles by Ben Hecht, who was one of the foremost screenwriters during Hollywood's Golden Age. Hecht wrote or co-wrote the scripts for a number of classic films, including Some Like It Hot, Gone with the Wind, Gunga Din, and Wuthering Heights,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 17.99
Beam is the story of the race to make the laser, the three intense years from the birth of the laser idea to its breakthrough demonstration in a California laboratory. The quest was a struggle against physics, established wisdom, and the establishment itself.In 1954, Charles Townes invented the laser's microwave cousin, the maser. The next logical... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
Tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. This book is an account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00
THE VENETIAN VESPERS (1979) ?In its clear-eyed mercy toward human weakness, Anthony Hecht?s poetry goes from strength to strength. The Venetian Vespers is at once an intense corroboration and an ample extension of his subtle, supple talents. Nothing humane is alien to him? There is a handful of short poems that are fostered alike by beauty and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
Anthony Hecht, now in his eightieth year, has earned a place alongside such poets as W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, and Elizabeth Bishop. Here under one cover are his three most recent collections? The Transparent Man, Flight Among the Tombs, and The Darkness and the Light . The perfect companion to his Collected Earlier Poems (continuously in print... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 34.60
This book presents the first in-depth archival exploration of a lost history of dance as an extracurricular activity at Radcliffe College, the women's liberal arts college of Harvard University, during the first half of twentieth century. Using archival story-ing, an innovative methodology that brings the researcher's lived experience at the Radcliffe... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00
The poetry of Anthony Hecht has been praised by Harold Bloom and Ted Hughes, among others, for its sure control of difficult material and its unique music and visual precision. This new volume is the fruit of a mellowing maturity that carries with it a smoky bitterness, a flavor of ancient and experienced wisdom, as in this stanza from ?Sarabande on... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.49
In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence , The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , and A History of God , Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein... more...