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- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
How much radiation is too much? J. Samuel Walker examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. The risks of radiation?caused by fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99
This is the story of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön who faked the discovery of a new superconductor made from plastic. A star researcher at the world-renowned Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, he claimed to have stumbled across a powerful method for making carbon-based crystals into transistors, the switches found on computer chips. Had his... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
Asian American Students in Higher Education offers the first comprehensive analysis and synthesis of existing theory and research related to Asian American students? experiences in postsecondary education. Providing practical and insightful recommendations, this sourcebook covers a range of topics including critical historical and demographic contexts,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
While interest in Kant's philosophy has increased in recent years, very little of it has focused on his theory of science. This book gives a general account of that theory, of its motives and implications, and of the way it brought forth a new conception of the nature of philosophical thought. To reconstruct Kant's theory of science, the author identifies... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
Selling 20,000 copies in the first year after its publication in 1859, Samuel Smiles' Self-Help made its author an overnight celebrity and much sought-after guru for many. It had sold over a quarter of a million copies by Smiles' death in 1904. The social campaigner Robert Blatchford said of Self-Help that it was "one of the most delightful... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
Samuel Butler's Erewhon , or Over the Range was published anonymously 1872. In this satire of Victorian society, the main character Higgs discovers an unknown country, the seeming utopia called Erewhon, Nowhere backwards with the "h" and "w" transposed. The starting chapters detailing the discovery of Erewhon were based on Butler's... more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99
Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh follows four generations of the Pontifex family. The novel is semi-autobiographical and attacks the hypocrisy that was characteristic in the Victorian era. It was written between 1873 and 1884, but Butler didn't risk publishing it in his life - it was instead finally released a year after Butler's death,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
For a fascinating glimpse into eighteenth-century morals and values, take a look at Samuel Richardson's Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. A blockbuster of a bestseller in its day, Pamela recounts the tribulations of a poor housekeeper who is forced constantly to fend off the prurient advances of her employer. Her reward? Pamela is offered -- and accepts... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Although educated and trained for a career in the clergy, Samuel Butler began to harbor serious doubts about his vocation and Christian morals in general at an early age. Although he addressed these issues in earnest debate with his colleagues and family members, Butler's confusion only worsened over time. He began to explore his concerns about... more...
- The Floating Press 1903; US$ 3.99
One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection of short sketches and stories offers an accessible introduction to Butler's body of work. more...