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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00
The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of people come from? Combining biochemical insights about the origin of life with innovative and historically oriented social network analyses, John Padgett... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 153.00
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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00
1. The Basic Principles.- 1.1 The Cutting Process.- 1.1.1 Cutting Parameters.- 1.2 How Materials Respond to Laser Light.- 1.3 How CO2 Lasers Work.- 1.3.1 The Storage and Release of Energy from a CO2 Molecule.- 1.3.2 Lasing.- 1.3.3 The Role of Nitrogen.- 1.3.4 The Role of Helium.- 1.3.5 Gas Mixture Cooling.- 1.3.6 Gas Recirculation.- 1.3.7 A Summary... more...
- Rogner & Bernhard 2013; US$ 14.19
Mit der Musik ist es ähnlich wie mit der Liebe. Die meisten Menschen empfinden sie als äußerst angenehm, aber kaum einer weiß etwas über ihre Regeln und Prinzipien. Schon bei den einfachsten Fragen ziehen wir Experten zurate oder lassen uns von Grafiken und Tabellen in Fachbüchern noch mehr verwirren. In seiner kurzweiligen, spannenden und aufschlussreichen... more...
- 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...
- 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...