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- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36
This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches. The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody (now out of print). It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00
Offering a much needed context for events like the sub-prime mortgage crisis, this book presents a vision of an economy evolved to greater dependence on consumer credit and analyses the tradeoffs and risks associated with it. It is suitable for academic economists in sympathy with heterodox and pluralist approaches. more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Chirality in Drug Design and Synthesis is a collection of papers that discusses the property of asymmetry in the structural and synthetic chemistry of natural products, including the significance of chirality in medicinal chemistry. These papers examine the need for the preparation and study of pure enantiomers of chiral drug substances and their mechanism... more...
- Pearson Education 2007; US$ 34.00
"Like so many acronyms in public currency, SOA means many different things to different people. Paul Brown deftly avoids getting caught in the trap of overstating the case for SOA. Instead, he brings the topic skillfully into focus, zeroing in on the concepts that must be understood in order to be effective. Paul's purpose, as I've found so... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 29.99
More than 200 new infrastructure regulators have been created around the world in the last 15 years. They were established to encourage clear and sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by governments and investors to encourage new investment to benefit existing and new customers. There is now considerable evidence that both investors... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00 US$ 71.34
This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls postmodern interpretations of science (PIS) and the closely related sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40
Argentina has a population that ranks among the most educated and skilled in Latin America, and its middle class has historically been large and politically engaged. Yet Argentina remains mired in economic instability, chronic unemployment, strict class divisions, and political corruption. Still, Argentines refuse to accept their current conditions.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 21.14
Sir Thomas Browne (1605-82) was a writer of breathtaking range and learning, whose works demonstrate a warm and humorous view of human nature. Religio Medici is a fascinating, witty and intimate exploration of his views on faith and tolerance, while substantial selections from Pseudodoxia Epidemica display Browne's breadth of knowledge and omnivorous... more...