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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95
This is an eye-opening exploration of a troubling phenomenon: the fast-growing belief in Muslim countries that the end of the world is at hand?and with it the "Great Battle," prophesied by both Sunni and Shi`i tradition, which many believers expect will begin in the Afghan-Pakistani borderlands. Jean-Pierre Filiu uncovers the role of apocalypse in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
Evaluation, from connotations to complex judgements of value, is probably the most neglected dimension of meaning. Calling for a new understanding of truth and value, this book is a comprehensive study of evaluation in natural language, at lexical, syntactic and discursive levels. Jean Pierre Malrieu explores the cognitive foundations of evaluation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
Piero Sraffa's work has had a lasting impact on economic theory and yet we know surprisingly little about the man behind it. This is the first intellectual biography of Sraffa and it details his working relationship with thinkers as diverse as Gramsci, Keynes, Wittgenstein as well as discussing the genesis of his major works. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 133.95
With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to... more...
- Artech House 2006; US$ 96.00
This resource provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the principles, technologies, standards and applications of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM). The work is extensively illustrated and focuses on practical system applications. more...
- ISTE 2006; US$ 58.00
Information technology now possesses an all-pervading influence in society: all areas of the social and corporate worlds use IT. However, despite its integral importance in society today, its development and future is often overlooked. This book places IT in perspective by tracing its development through time, covering its origins in business, the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 205.00
This book presents an overview of recent advances in the intertwining of the following research fields: photon and electron spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, modelling and mass-spectrometry. The coupling of these disciplines offers a new point of view to the understanding of isolated elementary building blocks of biomolecules and their assemblies. It... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 150.19
Jean-Pierre BOCQUET-APPEL CNRS, Paris, France The written data used by demographers essentially cover the last five centuries. Since Homo ergaster moved out of Africa around 1. 8 million years ago and until the sub-contemporary periods, there is no data allowing us to reconstruct a demographic history that can be interpreted with the traditional tools... more...
- Springer US 2007; US$ 213.50
Neural Crest Induction and Differentiation, written by an international panel of recognized leaders in the field, discusses all aspects of modern neural crest biology from its evolutionary significance, to its specification, migration, plasticity and contribution to multiple lineages of the vertebrate body, to the pathologies associated with abnormal... more...