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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.01
Surgery carries more individual responsibility than any other field of medicine. Jonathan Kaplan studied medicine in South Africa and, after working in a black township and being drafted by the South African army, he chose exile rather than serve the apartheid state. He travelled the globe in search of sanctuary, experiencing riots, tropical fevers,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.01
Winner of the Alan Paton Award and the South African Booksellers Choice Award Jonathan Kaplan has been a hospital surgeon, a flying doctor, a ship's medical officer and a battlefield surgeon. He has worked in places as diverse as Burma, Kurdistan, America, Mozambique, England and Eritrea. The Dressing Station presents a vivid, moving account of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99
This book maps the landscape of early rabbinic interpretation of the Song of Songs by charting the interpretations contained in Tannaitic interpretation of the Torah (Halachic Midrashim). In a departure from scholarship that classifies rabbinic interpretation of the Song as purely allegorical, Kaplan advocates a more nuanced reading of the early sages'... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories?selection, adaptation, and species?that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example,... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2003; US$ 39.99
Architects of buildings and architects of software have more in common than most people think. Both professions require attention to detail, and both practitioners will see their work collapse around them if they make too many mistakes. It's impossible to imagine a world in which buildings get built without blueprints, but it's still common for... more...
- New Harbinger Publications 2010; US$ 15.95
In Urban Mindfulness , a psychologist offers tips and strategies for using mindfulness meditation to transform the ordinary daily stresses, hassles, and joys of everyday urban living and to cultivate calm and balance in the hectic lives of city dwellers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
In The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research , Jonathan Kaplan weighs in on the controversial subject of the roles genes play in determining aspects of physical and behavioral human variation. Limits and Lies makes the case that neither the information we have on genes, nor on the environment, is sufficient to explain the complex variations... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2014; US$ 14.00
The world of the international rugby referee has always been a closely guarded secret ? until now. As a Durban schoolboy, Jonathan Kaplan watched rugby at Kings Park every Saturday, dreaming of the day he would represent his country. Now, three decades later and at the age of 47, he reflects on the career highs and lows that saw him retire as the... more...
- Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 15.99
PART STEP-BY-STEP HOW-TO-DRAW GUIDE, PART THRILLING STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE STORY At the end of the 19th century, a brilliant inventor, Professor Jonathan T. Buck, crafted a beautiful steam-powered airship for an expedition to South America?s Amazon River Basin in search of a magnificent lost city ? hidden from terrestrial explorers for centuries by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00
The techniques of natural language processing (NLP) have been widely applied in machine translation and automated message understanding, but have only recently been utilized in second language teaching. This book offers both an argument for and a critical examination of this new application, with an examination of how systems may be designed to exploit... more...