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- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00
Reading Hardy's Landscapes locates the essential energy of the novels in the descriptive details as much as in the story. The emphasis is on the author's habits of vision and imagination. It is instinctive in Hardy to locate his tales between the huge abstractions of time and space and the minute particularities of nature - a leaf, a minnow, a gnat.... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24
Michael Irwin?s The Skull and the Nightingale is a chilling and deliciously dark, literary novel of manipulation and sex, intrigue and seduction, set in 18th-century England. When Richard Fenwick returns to London, his wealthy godfather, James Gilbert, has an unexpected proposition. Gilbert has led a sedate life in Worcestershire, but feels the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
First published in 1979. Most of the great nineteenth century novelists strove to render in words the people and places that they invented and most readers of fiction picture in their imagination these characters and scenes. This book investigates both types of ?picturing?, exploring the principles and problems concerned, and sheds light on the workings... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99
According to the media and some concerned parents, boys are having greater trouble than ever with schooling. this book takes the refreshing counter position that boys are generally fine, and not inherently toxic creatures that need 'fixing'. What does need fixing, however, are some of the parenting and teaching practices and environments boys are placed... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
How might social theory, public understanding of science and science policy best inform one another?. What have been the key features of science-society relations in the modern world?. How are we to re-think science-society relations in the context of globalization, hybridity and changing patterns of governance?. This topical and unique book draws... more...
- Pearson Education 2005; US$ 27.99
Enthusiastic employees far out-produce and outperform the average workforce:they step up to do the hard, even 'impossible' jobs. Most people are enthusiastic when they're hired: hopeful, ready to work hard, eager to contribute. What happens? Management, that's what. The authors tell you what managers do wrong, and what they need to do instead. It's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
This book has emerged in response to social service workers' vivid descriptions of changes in the practice of their craft during the past 15 years and to the scanty literature that addressed their concerns. Few works have attempted to explore the interplay between the recent broader changes affecting the welfare state (fiscal crisis, cost containment,... more...
- Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2013; US$ 2.49
A novel of hypocrisy and double standards. It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d'Urbeville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. more...
- Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2011; US$ 2.49
Includes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning everywhere. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 118.43
This text presents a novel and unified theory that tries to seamlessly integrate different algorithms. Specifically, the book distinguishes the inner nature of machine learning algorithms as either "local learning" or "global learning." more...