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  • Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Nineteenth Century, 1800-1914by John Powell

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 75.00

    Over the past two decades, the process of cultural development and, in particular, the role of reading has been of growing interest, but recent research has been episodic and idiosyncratic. In this biographical dictionary, research devoted specifically to the reading habits of 19th century individuals who shaped Western culture is brought together... more...

  • How Music Worksby John Powell

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 11.99

    What makes a musical note different from any other sound? How can you tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do 10 violins sound only twice as loud as one? Do your Bob Dylan albums sound better on CD or vinyl? John Powell, a scientist and musician, answers these questions and many more in HOW MUSIC WORKS, an intriguing and original guide to acoustics.... more...

  • How Music Worksby John Powell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 20.78

    ·What is the difference between a musical note and any other sort of sound? ·What is harmony, and why does it sound good? ·Why is it easy to tell the difference between a flute and a clarinet even if they are playing exactly the same note? ·Why do ten violins sound only twice as loud as one? ·What is perfect pitch, and do I have it? Discover the... more...

  • Racing to Justiceby john a. powell

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. Culled from a decade of writing about social justice and spirituality, these meditations on race, identity, and social policy provide an outline... more...

  • Why You Love Musicby John Powell

    Little, Brown and Company 2016; Not Available

    A joyful exploration of music's effects on the mind. Why does music affect us so profoundly? The songs we love do far more than bring back happy memories. They impact the way we think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humor, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell explores the fascinating... more...

  • CO2 Laser Cuttingby John Powell

    Springer London 2012; US$ 129.00

    The laser has given manufacturing industry a new tool. When the laser beam is focused it can generate one of the world's most intense energy sources, more intense than flames and arcs, though similar to an electron beam. In fact the intensity is such that it can vaporise most known materials. The laser material processing industry has been growing... more...

  • CO2 Laser Cuttingby John Powell

    Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00

    CO2 Laser Cutting explains and describes how engineering materials are cut using a CO2 laser. Information is given on the cutting of metals and non metals on a wide range of levels from practical advice and processing parameters to explanations of the physical and chemical reactions which take place in the cut zone. In an effort to make the book... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texasby Bathroom Readers' Institute; William Dylan Powell

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Howdy! As you?re heading down the lonesome trail, there?s no better pardner than Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texas . Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle... more...

  • Exploring the Colorado Riverby John Wesley Powell; John Cooley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    When geologist Powell and his party of explorers first assayed the Colorado in 1869, it was North America's longest stretch of uncharted river. This is the story of that three-month, thousand-mile excursion, told in the words of the men who negotiated and mapped the river, through their journals, accounts, and letters. Black-and-white illustrations.... more...

  • Galen: On the Properties of Foodstuffsby Galen; Owen Powell; John Wilkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Full translation together with detailed introduction, commentary and discussion of terminology. more...