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  • From Quarks to Black Holesby Richard T. Hammond

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 68.00

    This book presents a series of delightful interviews in which natural objects such as an electron, a black hole, a galaxy, and even the vacuum itself, reveal their innermost secrets — not only what they are but also how they feel. A hydrogen atom tells us about quantum mechanics and why we live in a non-deterministic world; a black hole explains... more...

  • Contingent Convertibles [CoCos]by George M. von Furstenberg

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 127.00

    Contingent Convertibles (CoCos) represent debt that is subject to being converted automatically into common equity under pre-specified terms of conversion if the chosen regulatory capital ratio falls to a level triggering conversion. CoCos are that subspecies of contingent capital that references regulatory (Basel III) concepts in its triggers. From... more...

  • Candid Scienceby I Hargittai; M Hargittai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 154.00

    In this book, 36 famous chemists, including 18 Nobel laureates, tell about their lives in science, the beginnings of their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will learn about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations in the book bring out the humanity of these great scientists. NMR spectroscopy, computational... more...

  • Conduction System Of The Mammalian Heart,Theby S Tawara; K Suma; M Shimada

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 127.00

    Sunao Tawara's epoch-making work on the excitation conduction system of the mammalian heart paved the way for the advancement of modern cardiology in the 20th century. Even today, more than 90 years after the publication of the German monograph ?Das Reizleitungssystem des Säugetierherzen?, his precise account of the conduction system from the atrioventricular... more...

  • Engines Of Prosperityby G R Ungson; J D Trudel

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 59.00

    The world of business is in the throes of a new revolution. It is, paradoxically, both the best and worst of times. Opportunity abounds, but the economic, societal, and technological foundations of the Machine Age are crumbling. Confounded by chaos and heavily pressured for results, most Western managers have no better ideas for how to compete than... more...

  • Fields Medallists' Lecturesby S M Atiyah; D Iagolnitzer

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1997; US$ 168.00

    Although the Fields Medal does not have the same public recognition as the Nobel Prizes, they share a similar intellectual standing. It is restricted to one field - that of mathematics - and an age limit of 40 has become an accepted tradition. Mathematics has in the main been interpreted as pure mathematics, and this is not so unreasonable since major... more...

  • From Biotechnology To Genomesby P Goujon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 154.00

    Aimed at scientists and non-specialised readers alike, this book retraces the source of national and international biotechnology programmes by examining the origins of biotechnology and its political and economic interpretation by large nations. With a foreword by André Goffeau, who initiated the European Yeast Genome Project, the book describes the... more...

  • From Order To Chaos Ilby L P Kadanoff

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 194.00

    This book is a compilation of the review papers, expositions and some of the technical works of Leo Kadanoff, a theoretical physicist. The objective is to put together a group of not-too-technical writing in which he discusses some issues in condensed matter physics, hydrodynamics, applied mathematics and national policy. This expanded edition is divided... more...

  • General Systems Theoryby L Skyttner

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 187.00

    The world in which classical positivistic science and technology obtained great success has vanished. However, the way of thinking promoted by that epoch still lingers in our social consciousness, sometimes as a burden. To conquer the shortcomings of classical analytical science in the modern, ever more complex world, systems theory and its applications... more...

  • Handbook Of Pattern Recognition And Computer Vision, 2nd Edby C H Chen; L F Pau; P S P Wang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 408.00

    The very significant advances in computer vision and pattern recognition and their applications in the last few years reflect the strong and growing interest in the field as well as the many opportunities and challenges it offers. The second edition of this handbook represents both the latest progress and updated knowledge in this dynamic field. The... more...