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- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
''We think of our version of a happy life as more like physics than like pop songs; we expect the people of the next century to agree with our basic tenets—for instance, that broccoli is good for a happy life and that opium is bad—but they will not. Our rules for living are more like the history of pop songs. They make weird sense only... more...
- 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...
- Artech House 2003; US$ 94.00
This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the author?s many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99
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...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 14.00
When Julie Hecht's stories first appeared in The New Yorker , her unnamed photographer-narrator became an instant literary icon. Chronicles of her strategies for surviving civilization's decline -- herbal remedies, macrobiotics, a bit of Xanax -- have established her as one of the most captivating and eagerly read voices in modern literature. ... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 14.00
There is no American writer alive who is funnier, more inquisitive, or more surprising than Julie Hecht. The Unprofessionals, her first novel, whose narrator also told the stories in the author's bestselling collection Do the Windows Open?, is a triumph of tragicomedy. The book follows the odd friendship between the narrator -- a photographer in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Divided into two parts, this new book contains a collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin called "Presumptions of Death, " reproducing 22 masterly wood engravings and all of Hecht's other poems written since his last book, The Transparent Man . From the Hardcover edition. 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 41.94
Until the middle of the 20th century, polio affected people all over the world. The disease, caused by a virus in the genus Enterovirus, often left its survivors with weakened muscles or varying degrees of paralysis. In their later years, many once-healthy survivors experienced a condition known as post-polio syndrome. Once effective vaccines were... 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...