Landscape in Language: Transdisciplinary perspectives

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 1269

Landscape in Language: Transdisciplinary perspectives

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Landscape is fundamental to human experience. Yet until recently, the study of landscape has been fragmented among the disciplines. This volume focuses on how landscape is represented in language and thought, and what this reveals about the relationships of people to place and to land. Scientists of various disciplines such as anthropologists, geographers, information scientists, linguists, and philosophers address several questions, including: Are there cross-cultural and cross-linguistic variations in the delimitation, classification, and naming of geographic features?



The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 1505

The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

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The Poverty of Clio challenges the hold that cliometrics--an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists--has exerted on the study of our economic past. In this provocative book, Francesco Boldizzoni calls for the reconstruction of economic history, one in which history and the social sciences are brought to bear on economics, and not the other way around.



Simulation and Monte Carlo: With Applications in Finance and MCMC

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 2612

Simulation and Monte Carlo: With Applications in Finance and MCMC

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Simulation and Monte Carlo is aimed at students studying for degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Operational Research, Computer Science, and allied subjects, who wish an up-to-date account of the theory and practice of Simulation. Its distinguishing features are in-depth accounts of the theory of Simulation, including the important topic of variance reduction techniques, together with illustrative applications in Financial Mathematics, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and Discrete Event Simulation.



The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 1215

The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses

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The Peach provides a comprehensive up to date reference work, summarizing our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes an extensive colour plates section. Chapters written by international authorities address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology.



Accounting Principles

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 1409

Accounting Principles

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These Working Papers are meant to accompany the new Ninth Edition of Accounting Principles where students clearly see the relevance of accounting in their everyday lives and are therefore motivated to do the work assigned. Weygandt starts with what students know and builds from there.



Dancing on the Canon - Sherril Dodds

1 ноября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 1129

Dancing on the Canon - Sherril Dodds

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Employing a cultural theory approach, this book explores the relationship between popular dance and value. It traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and considers how different dancing communities articulate complex expressions of judgment, significance and worth through their embodied practice.



The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - John Joseph Adams

4 октября 2011 | Категория: Books in English | Просмотров: 2487

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - John Joseph Adams

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Sherlock Holmes is back!
Sherlock Holmes, the world's first--and most famous--consulting detective, came to the world's attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn't reveal all of the Great Detective's adventures...
Here are some of the best Holmes pastiches of the last 30 years, twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detailing Holmes's further exploits, as told by many of today's greatest storytellers, including Stephen King, Anne Perry, Anthony Burgess, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, and many more.