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  • Topics in Metric Fixed Point Theoryby Kazimierz Goebel; W. A. Kirk

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 66.00 US$ 54.12

    Metric Fixed Point Theory has proved a flourishing area of research for many mathematicians. more...

  • To Be a Friend Is Fatalby Kirk W. Johnson

    Scribner 2013; US$ 21.99

    The ?searing? ( The New Yorker ), ?must read? ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ) memoir of ?one of the few genuine heroes of America?s war in Iraq? (Dexter Filkins). In January 2005 Kirk Johnson, then twenty-four, arrived in Baghdad as USAID?s (US Agency for International Development) only Arabic-speaking American employee. Despite his opposition to the... more...

  • Paradise Pastby Robert W. Kirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines,... more...

  • Restoring the Brainby Hanno W. Kirk

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for treating many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how new brain research and improvements in imaging technology allow for a new conceptualization of the brain. It also discusses... more...

  • Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendantsby Robert W. Kirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    The infamous Bounty mutiny of 1790 culminated in nine mutineers taking up residence on the small Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Rivalry over Polynesian women soon led to homicidal strife and, by 1808, when American sealing vessel Topaz stopped at the island, John Adams was the only mutineer alive. He, however, headed what was soon discovered... more...

  • Hospice Ethicsby Timothy W. Kirk; Bruce Jennings

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    This book is the first comprehensive collection devoted to analyzing distinctive ethical issues arising in the delivery of hospice care and designed to promote best ethical practices for hospice care professionals and organizations in the United States. more...

  • Programming Massively Parallel Processorsby David B. Kirk; Wen-mei W. Hwu

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 68.95

    Programming Massively Parallel Processors discusses basic concepts about parallel programming and GPU architecture. ""Massively parallel"" refers to the use of a large number of processors to perform a set of computations in a coordinated parallel way. The book details various techniques for constructing parallel programs. It also discusses the development... more...

  • Programming Massively Parallel Processorsby David B. Kirk; Wen-mei W. Hwu

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 74.95

    Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture. Various techniques for constructing parallel programs are explored in detail. Case studies demonstrate the development process, which begins with computational thinking and ends... more...

  • Leechby Robert G. W. Kirk; Neil Pemberton

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Armed with razor-sharp teeth and capable of drinking many times its volume of blood, the leech is an unlikely cure for ill health. Yet that is exactly the role this worm-like parasite has played in both Western and Eastern medicine throughout history.   In this book, Robert G. W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton explore how the leech surfaces in radically... more...

  • Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosisby Andrew Nicolaides; Kirk W. Beach; Efthyvoulos Kyriacou; Constantinos S. Pattichis

    Springer London 2011; US$ 240.74

    The forty chapters in this book present a comprehensive overview of the most recent advances in ultrasound image processing and analysis of carotid plaques and how these advances may affect clinical management. 700 illustrations are included, most in color. more...