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- Pearson Education 2012; US$ 39.99
Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 18.95
The novels that the great Italian writer Alberto Moravia wrote in the years following the World War II represent an extraordinary survey of the range of human behavior in a fragmented modern society. Boredom, the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations... more...
- CRC Press 2005; US$ 199.95
Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition details assembly processes and structure-function correlation in natural and synthetic self-assembling materials, focusing on developments occurred over the past five years. The book highlights developments in the synthesis of complex structures, chemical design principles, and theoretical models of growth... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Beltrán Soler es de Chile, una tierra que se mueve. Es, además, un sismólogo que sabe más sobre las placas tectónicas que de la vida. Camino a Tokio, hace escala en Los Angeles, donde pierde el avión y se enfrenta a un temblor que lo remece. De pronto, las cincuenta películas más importantes de su vida, aquellos filmes que vio durante su infancia... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Fuguet's own bicultural upbringing has provided him with the sensitivity to delve into the impact of America's pop culture in Latin America as well as the influence of all things "Latin" in the USA. He explores the cultural contradictions, the similarities, and how this cultural friction has influenced one another. Shorts opens our eyes to the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00
This book provides a historical analysis of the philosophical problem of individuation, and a new trajectory in its treatment. Drawing on the work of Gilles Deleuze, C.S. Peirce and Gilbert Simondon, the problem of individuation is taken into the realm of modernity. This is a vibrant contribution to contemporary debates in European philosophy. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 169.00
This volume contains the Proceedings of the Twelfth French-German-Spanish Conference on Optimization held at the University of Avignon in 2004. We refer to this conference by using the acronym FGS-2004. During the period September 20-24, 2004, about 180 scientists from around the world met at Avignon (France) to discuss recent developments in optimization... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Bringing together over thirty years of detailed ethnographic research on the Menraq of Malaysia, this fascinating book analyzes and documents the experience of development and modernization in tribal communities. Descendents of hunter-gatherers who have inhabited Southeast Asia for about 40,000 years, the Menraq (also known as Semang or Negritos)... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00
This book is devoted to fictional entities or, to be more precise, fictional entities as they emerge from the literary process of storytelling. They encompass the great immortal figures in human literature?Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes and so on?as well as the protagonists of single novels such as Anna Karenina, Emma Woodhouse and Emma Bovary... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 109.00
The last decade has witnessed a revival of interest in the problems of modernity and modernization. In particular, three major processes have emerged as objects of debate: "The transformations of capitalism manifested in globalization and the unfolding of post-industrial society "The rapid and strong economic development of countries outside... more...