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- Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 7.39
In this Nebula Award-winning masterwork Man Plus by Frederik Pohl, astronaut Roger Torraway agrees to be transformed by science into Man Plus, the linchpin in opening the new Martian frontier for humanity, which is in danger of extinction on an Earth that is running out of energy and is hopelessly polluted. But Torraway will have his humanity challenged... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 24.95
The year is 1947, ten years after the famous zeppelin Hindenburg burst spectacularly into flames while landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The cause of the disaster is still a mystery. The airship was a symbol of world peace and German technological prowess and was carrying important American industrialists and high-ranking Nazi officers. The reasons... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 104.99 US$ 94.49
For more than half of his long life, composer Roger Sessions was a commanding figure on the American musical scene. He enjoyed the solid respect of his peers, and as a teacher of a generation of composers and author of compelling writings on his craft, his influence on musical thought remains profound. Yet, even in his lifetime, his music endured vastly... more...
- Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95
During the course of this century, meteorology has become unified, physics-based, and highly computational. Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century explains this transformation by examining thevarious roles of computation throughout the history of meteorology, giving most attention to the period from World War I to the 1960s. The... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96
A comprehensive and fascinating account of electrical and electronics history Much of the infrastructure of today's industrialized world arose in the period from the outbreak of World War I to the conclusion of World War II. It was during these years that the capabilities of traditional electrical engineering—generators, power transmission,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
The Caucasus is one of the most complicated regions in the world: with many different peoples and political units, differing religious allegiances, and frequent conflicts, and where historically major world powers have clashed with each other. Until now there has been no single book for those wishing to learn about this complex region. This book fills... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40
This volume offers a discussion of the phonological and morphological development of Old Irish and its Indo-European origins. The emphasis is on the relative chronology of sound changes and on the development of the verbal system. Special attention is devoted to the origin of absolute and relative verb forms, to the rise of the mutations, to the role... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 154.00
The red thread which runs through this book is a quest for relative chronology of linguistic developments. The probability of a reconstruction can be judged against the background of the transitions which it implies for the linguistic system as a whole. The reconstructions are always bottom-up, never top-down. It follows that the chapters on Germanic... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 139.00
The larger part of the present volume is about Slavic historical linguistics while the second part is about more general issues and methodological aspects. The initial chapters contain a revision of the author?s Slavic Accentuation and a discussion of the Slovene evidence for the Late Proto-Slavic accentual system and of the Kiev Leaflets. These are... more...