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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
This completely revised edition presents the principles of structural forms and behaviour, relating these to well-known architectural projects and illustrating them by worked-out examples. The text is complemented with many photographs and drawings of works of architecture from both past and present. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
An ethnographic portrayal of the people of the southern Ryukyu Islands and their world. Based on extensive original research, including participant observation, this study will be of great interest to the general anthropological readership as well as to Asian studies scholars. more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 260.00
Light Vision Color takes a well-balanced, interdisciplinary approach to our most important sensory system. The book successfully combines basics in vision sciences with recent developments from different areas such as neuroscience, biophysics, sensory psychology and philosophy. Originally published in 1998 this edition has been extensively revised... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 154.95
Until now there were no published analyses of the recent solvency work conducted in Europe, specifically the risk categories proposed by the International Actuarial Association (IAA). Answering the insurance industry's demand in the wake of the EU Solvency II project, Solvency: Models, Assessment and Regulation provides a concrete summary and review... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This book examines the key relationship between Willy Brandt (the former Mayor of West Berlin and future West German Chancellor) and the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Arne Hofmann focuses on the administration?s influence on the development of Brandt?s ?policy of small steps? and the formation of his later Ostpolitik, the centrepiece... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 159.99
Carl Peters (1856-1918) ranked among Germany's most prominent imperialists in the nineteenth century. He became known as the founder of Deutsch-Ostafrika, a region many Germans saw as the pearl of their overseas possessions, and his memory was revered in Nazi Germany. This biography reveals his role in Germany's colonial expansion. - ;Carl... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
The struggle with the Donatists in North Africa dominated Augustine?s term of office as bishop. In order to disprove their views, in his writings not only did he employ theological arguments, he also referred to events which occurred at the time of the origins of the schism. Augustine?s aim was to use historical documents to prove that the Donatists... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00
The jeune acole represents a school of maritime strategy dealing with the dilemmas of the weaker power. This book presents a fresh interpretation of the jeune acole based on primary sources. This French body of naval thought is distinguished from other strategies of the weak by its elaborate prescriptions for the offensive use of naval forces. more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99
Covering a period from the Middle Ages through the 1990s, and addressing phenomena overlooked by Rokkan such as statebuilding and nationalism, this book demonstrates that Rokkan's models continue to be relevant to modern political science and sociology. Kommisrud's study is a valuable contribution to Rokkanian approaches and the understanding of Eastern... more...