pain – new essays on its nature and the methodology of its study



Rosemary Mander Pain in Childbearing and its Control. Key Issues for Midwives and Women Rosemary Mander Pain in Childbearing and its Control. Key Issues for Midwives and Women Новинка

Rosemary Mander Pain in Childbearing and its Control. Key Issues for Midwives and Women

2072.88 руб.
Focusing on the mother's experience of pain and her contribution to its control, this accessible text covers the background to historical and scientific understanding of pain and considers methods of researching and measuring pain. Now in its 2nd edition, Pain in Childbearing and its Control explores pregnancy, labour and puerperal pain, along with fetal and neonatal pain. As well as approaching the topic in considerable depth, the word 'pain' is interpreted broadly. Throughout the text, research-based theoretical approaches to pain and pain control are presented within the context of care. The possibility of caring interventions being iatrogenic, or aggravating the woman's pain, lends this book a perceptively political orientation. Pain in Childbearing and its Control will be invaluable to midwives and a wide range of care providers who seek to assist the woman in coping with her experience of childbearing and any associated pain.
Fiona Brookman The Handbook of Homicide Fiona Brookman The Handbook of Homicide Новинка

Fiona Brookman The Handbook of Homicide

14036.82 руб.
The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention. Includes comprehensive coverage of the complex phenomenon of homicide and its various forms Features original contributions from an esteemed team of global experts and scholars with chapters highlighting the authors’ original research Represents the first internationally-focused collection of the latest research on the nature and causes of homicide Covers both the causes and dynamics of homicide, as well as policies and practices intended to address it
Derek Kompare CSI Derek Kompare CSI Новинка

Derek Kompare CSI

6300.21 руб.
There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new ‘teachable canon’ of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI. Since its debut in September 2000, CSI’s fusion of cinematic spectacle, forensic pathology and character drama has regularly drawn in tens of millions of viewers around the world This original new study investigates CSI’s cultural importance, both for the media industry and for the criminal justice system itself, exploring its formal and narrative style, and its impact on media culture CSI provides a model for studying how genre, narrative, industry concerns, and the broad 'public life' of a television series contribute to our understanding of the nature and function of contemporary popular television
Hugh McKenna The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research Hugh McKenna The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research Новинка

Hugh McKenna The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research

3885.84 руб.
The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research is a practical guide to using the Delphi methodology for students and researchers in nursing and health. It adopts a logical step-by-step approach, introducing the researcher to the Delphi, outlining its development, analysing key characteristics and parameters for its successful use and exploring its applications in nursing and health. The book addresses issues of methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigour, reliability and validity, and methods of data analysis. The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research enables the reader to be aware of the limitations of the technique and possible solutions, to design a Delphi questionnaire for each of the different rounds of a study, to consider different approaches to the technique in relation to a study, to analyse the data from each round of a Delphi study, and to understand the importance of feedback between rounds. Key Features A practical guide to facilitate use of the Delphi technique Provides the reader with the necessary information to participate in and conduct Delphi studies Examines different types of Delphi, including the e-Delphi, and modifications made to the technique Includes examples of real empirical investigations, brief case scenarios and key learning points for each chapter Explores the role of the Delphi researcher Explores ethical issues and issues of anonymity, use of experts and controlled feedback
Irving Washington Tales of the Alhambra Irving Washington Tales of the Alhambra Новинка

Irving Washington Tales of the Alhambra

884 руб.
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. "Tales of the Alhambra" is a collection of essays, sketches and stories. The Alhambra is a palace located in Granada, in the south of Spain. The book consists of a collection of enchanting Spanish and Moorish legends, folktales, and myths about the palace and its surroundings, along with some more traditional travel narratives and observational essays about the country and its customs.
Kirk Ormand A Companion to Sophocles Kirk Ormand A Companion to Sophocles Новинка

Kirk Ormand A Companion to Sophocles

16979.78 руб.
A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights
Traill Ariana A Companion to Terence Traill Ariana A Companion to Terence Новинка

Traill Ariana A Companion to Terence

15351.89 руб.
A comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars in the field that address, in a single volume, several key issues in interpreting Terence offering a detailed study of Terence’s plays and situating them in their socio-historical context, as well as documenting their reception through to present day • The first comprehensive collection of essays on Terence in English, by leading scholars in the field • Covers a range of topics, including both traditional and modern concerns of gender, race, and reception • Features a wide-ranging but interconnected series of essays that offer new perspectives in interpreting Terence • Includes an introduction discussing the life of Terence, its impact on subsequent studies of the poet, and the question of his ethnicity
Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire Новинка

Miles Jonathan St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

1281 руб.
'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world. St Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia. It was a new capital in an old country. Established in 1703 by the sheer will of its charismatic founder, the homicidal megalomaniac Peter-the-Great, its dazzling yet unhinged reputation was quickly fashioned by the sadistic dominion of its early rulers. This city, in its successive incarnations - St Petersburg; Petrograd; Leningrad and, once again, St Petersburg - has always been a place of perpetual contradiction. It was a window on to Europe and the Enlightenment, but so much of the glory of Russia was created here: its literature, music, dance and, for a time, its political vision. It gave birth to the artistic genius of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, Pavlova and Nureyev. Yet, for all its glittering palaces, fairytale balls and enchanting gardens, the blood of thousands has been spilt on its snow-filled streets. It has been a hotbed of war and revolution, a place of siege and starvation, and the crucible for Lenin and Stalin's power-hungry brutality. In St Petersburg, Jonathan Miles recreates the drama of three hundred years in this absurd and brilliant city, bringing us up to the present day, when - once more - its fate hangs in the balance. This is an epic tale of murder, massacre and madness played out against squalor and splendour. It is an unforgettable portrait of a city and its people.
Grayling A. C. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism Grayling A. C. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism Новинка

Grayling A. C. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

14461.93 руб.
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism presents an edited collection of essays that explore the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and a philosophical analysis of the key humanist propositions from naturalism and science to morality and meaning. Represents the first book of its kind to look at Humanism not just in terms of its theoretical underpinnings, but also its consequences and its diverse manifestations Features contributions from international and emerging scholars, plus renowned figures such as Stephen Law, Charles Freeman and Jeaneanne Fowler Presents Humanism as a positive alternative to theism Brings together the world’s leading Humanist academics in one reference work
Scharff Robert C. Philosophy of Technology. The Technological Condition: An Anthology Scharff Robert C. Philosophy of Technology. The Technological Condition: An Anthology Новинка

Scharff Robert C. Philosophy of Technology. The Technological Condition: An Anthology

4594.44 руб.
The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy of technology available Includes editors’ insightful section introductions and critical summaries for each selection Revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field Combines difficult to find seminal essays with a judicious selection of contemporary material Examines the relationship between technology and the understanding of the nature of science that underlies technology studies
Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture Новинка

Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture

2072.88 руб.
This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication. Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics of life as a circular self-organizing system and has since been transposed into a theory of social systems. This new approach offers architecture an arsenal of general comparative concepts. It allows architecture to be understood as a distinct discipline, which can be analyzed in elaborate detail while at the same time offering insightful comparisons with other subject areas, such as art, science and political discourse. On the basis of such comparisons the book insists on the necessity of disciplinary autonomy and argues for a sharp demarcation of design from both art and engineering. Schumacher accordingly argues controversially that design as a discipline has its own sui generis intelligence – with its own internal logic, reach and limitations. Whereas the first volume provides the theoretical groundwork for Schumacher’s ideas – focusing on architecture as an autopoeitic system, with its own theory, history, medium and its unique societal function – the second volume addresses the specific, contemporary challenges and tasks that architecture faces. It formulates these tasks, looking specifically at how architecture is seeking to organize and articulate the complexity of post-fordist network society. The volume explicitly addresses how current architecture can upgrade its design methodology in the face of an increasingly demanding task environment, characterized by both complexity and novelty. Architecture’s specific role within contemporary society is explained and its relationship to politics is clarified. Finally, the new, global style of Parametricism is introduced and theoretically grounded.
Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance Новинка

Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance

2666.19 руб.
Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment. A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history Essays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment The book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literary reflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, and human's place within it Contributors come from a wide range of experts, including archaeologists, scholars and the librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society Reflects the growing emergence of this field, which has been assisted both by archaeology and ideas from green studies and environmental criticism Richly illustrated throughout
Andrew Leyshon Money and Finance After the Crisis. Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times Andrew Leyshon Money and Finance After the Crisis. Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times Новинка

Andrew Leyshon Money and Finance After the Crisis. Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times

6834.7 руб.
Money and Finance After the Crisis provides a critical multi-disciplinary perspective on the post-crisis financial world in all its complexity, dynamism and unpredictability. Contributions illuminate the diversity of ways in which money and finance continue to shape global political economy and society. A multidisciplinary collection of essays that study the geographies of money and finance that have unfolded in the wake of the financial crisis Contributions discuss a wide range of contemporary social formations, including the complexities of modern debt-driven financial markets Chapters critically explore proliferating forms and spaces of financial power, from the realms of orthodox finance capital to biodiversity conservation Contributions demonstrate the centrality of money and finance to contemporary capitalism and its political and cultural economies
Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Новинка

Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art

9860.07 руб.
In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly borderless world. First major anthology of essays concerned with the impact of globalization on contemporary art Extensive bibliography and a full index designed to enable the reader to broaden knowledge of art and its relationship to globalization Unique analysis of the contemporary art market and its operation in a globalized economy
Winter David A. The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Winter David A. The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Новинка

Winter David A. The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

14461.93 руб.
The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology is the definitive new reference for the field, providing a state-of-the-art review of PCP which focuses on the theory and its philosophy, methodology, areas of application and future horizons A definitive new reference work for the field of personal construct psychology, featuring leading international figures in the field Each section begins with a concise chapter that reviews the literature in the area concerned and highlights new developments Covers theory, history, methodology and a wealth of new and established applications including education, grief and meaning reconstruction, sexuality, organizational consultancy and personal construct coaching Draws on published and previously unpublished work by pioneers including Fay Fransella and Miller Mair
David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic Новинка

David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic

16686.84 руб.
The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic
David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic Новинка

David Punter A New Companion to The Gothic

16196.23 руб.
The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic
Williams Thomas Viking Britain. A History Williams Thomas Viking Britain. A History Новинка

Williams Thomas Viking Britain. A History

1481 руб.
To many, the word 'Viking' invites visions of violence. But plunder, rape and pillage do not tell the full story. In this fresh narrative history, Thomas Williams, a curator of the British Museum exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend, reframes the story of the Vikings. Weaving new academic research with an exploration of the physical remains and landscapes that the Vikings fashioned and walked, this book offers a vital evocation of a forgotten world, its influence on British language, literature, place names and folklore, its echoes in later history and its implications for the present.
Collins Wilkie The Moonstone Collins Wilkie The Moonstone Новинка

Collins Wilkie The Moonstone

1032 руб.
The Moonstone, generally recognized as the first detective novel is not only a work of historical importance but also a work that transcends the genre it created, in the artfulness of its plotting, in its compassionate depiction of servants, and in its enlightened resolution of the theme of the British Empire, its crimes and their consequences. Hinging on the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian jugglers.
Graham Linda J. The Power In / Of Language Graham Linda J. The Power In / Of Language Новинка

Graham Linda J. The Power In / Of Language

2666.19 руб.
The Power In/Of Language features a collection of essays that analyse the ways in which language is utilized in contemporary education revealing its deeply entrenched power relationships. Features essays grounded in theoretical rigor that offer critical insights into contemporary educational practice Provides educators with fresh new perspectives on language in education Based on the latest research data
Fritz Allhoff Blues - Philosophy for Everyone. Thinking Deep About Feeling Low Fritz Allhoff Blues - Philosophy for Everyone. Thinking Deep About Feeling Low Новинка

Fritz Allhoff Blues - Philosophy for Everyone. Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

1357.72 руб.
The philosophy of the blues From B.B. King to Billie Holiday, Blues music not only sounds good, but has an almost universal appeal in its reflection of the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Its ability to powerfully touch on a range of social and emotional issues is philosophically inspiring, and here, a diverse range of thinkers and musicians offer illuminating essays that make important connections between the human condition and the Blues that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.
Ernest Sosa Contemporary Debates in Epistemology Ernest Sosa Contemporary Debates in Epistemology Новинка

Ernest Sosa Contemporary Debates in Epistemology

3019.89 руб.
Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality. Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its impressive line-up of contributors, and its unique combination of accessibility and originality Twenty-six essays in total, covering 13 essential topics Features five new topics that bring readers up to speed on some of the latest developments in the field, and give them a glimpse of where it's headed: Should knowledge come first? Do practical matters affect whether you know? Is virtuous motivation essential to knowing? Can knowledge be lucky? Can evidence be permissive? Substantially updates two other debates: Is there immediate justification? Can belief be justified through coherence alone?
Vikas Mittal Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Vikas Mittal Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Новинка

Vikas Mittal Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

13460.43 руб.
With its focus on the characterization of nanocomposites using such techniques as x-ray diffraction and spectrometry, light and electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy, this book helps to correctly interpret the recorded data. Each chapter introduces a particular characterization method, along with its foundations, and makes the user aware of its benefits, but also of its drawbacks. As a result, the reader will be able to reliably predict the microstructure of the synthesized polymer nanocomposite and its thermal and mechanical properties, and so assess its suitability for a particular application. Belongs on the shelf of every product engineer.
James Clackson A Companion to the Latin Language James Clackson A Companion to the Latin Language Новинка

James Clackson A Companion to the Latin Language

16979.78 руб.
A Companion to the Latin Language presents a collection of original essays from international scholars that track the development and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern day usage. Brings together contributions from internationally renowned classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists Offers, in a single volume, a detailed account of different literary registers of the Latin language Explores the social and political contexts of Latin Includes new accounts of the Latin language in light of modern linguistic theory Supplemented with illustrations covering the development of the Latin alphabet
James Maitland Lauderdale An inquiry into the nature and origin of public wealth James Maitland Lauderdale An inquiry into the nature and origin of public wealth Новинка

James Maitland Lauderdale An inquiry into the nature and origin of public wealth

0 руб.
Полный вариант заголовка: «An inquiry into the nature and origin of public wealth and into the means and causes of its increase / by the Earl of Lauderdale».
Sean Redmond A Companion to Celebrity Sean Redmond A Companion to Celebrity Новинка

Sean Redmond A Companion to Celebrity

14036.82 руб.
Companion to Celebrity presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws on the latest scholarly developments in celebrity analyses Presents new and provocative ways of exploring celebrity’s meanings and textures Considers the revolutionary ways in which new social media have impacted on the production and consumption of celebrity
Ludwig Wittgenstein Lecture on Ethics Ludwig Wittgenstein Lecture on Ethics Новинка

Ludwig Wittgenstein Lecture on Ethics

6330.71 руб.
The most complete edition yet published of Wittgenstein’s 1929 lecture includes a never-before published first draft and makes fresh claims for its significance in Wittgenstein’s oeuvre. The first available print publication of all known drafts of Wittgenstein’s Lecture on Ethics Includes a previously unrecognized first draft of the lecture and new transcriptions of all drafts Transcriptions preserve the philosopher’s emendations thus showing the development of the ideas in the lecture Proposes a different draft as the version read by Wittgenstein in his 1929 lecture Includes introductory essays on the origins of the material and on its meaning, content, and importance
Janet Carsten Blood Will Out. Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows Janet Carsten Blood Will Out. Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows Новинка

Janet Carsten Blood Will Out. Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows

2515.89 руб.
Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood. An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of noted historians and anthropologists Incorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinship studies, medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, the sociological study of finance, and textual analysis Covers topics such as Medieval European conceptions of blood; blood and the brain; blood and the cultural study of finance; and blood types, identity, and association in twentieth-century America
Чарльз Дарвин On the Origin of Species Чарльз Дарвин On the Origin of Species Новинка

Чарльз Дарвин On the Origin of Species

299 руб.
On the Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a continuing source of conflict to this day. Even among those who reject its ideas, however, the work's impact is undeniable. In science, philosophy, and theology, this is a book that changed the world. In addition to its status as the focus of a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, On the Origin of Species stands as a remarkably readable study.
Elisa New New England Beyond Criticism. In Defense of America's First Literature Elisa New New England Beyond Criticism. In Defense of America's First Literature Новинка

Elisa New New England Beyond Criticism. In Defense of America's First Literature

8376.79 руб.
Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England’s literary tradition within the canon of American literature Traces the impact of the literature of New England on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America Includes in-depth studies of work from authors and poets such as William Bradford, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Howe, and Marilynne Robinson Examines the place and impression of New England literature in the nation’s intellectual history and the lives of its readers
Paris Paris Новинка

Paris

1794 руб.
Fans of Paris, as well as those who only dream of visiting this magical city, will delight in rediscovering its streets, buildings, bridges, cafes and gardens through the eyes of the photographers Tina and Horst Herzig. Already well established in the fields of travel and journalistic photography, the Herzig's pictures draw attention to the marvelous clash of old and new in Paris: its architecture, its people, and its history. These wonderfully refreshing glimpses of Paris render the city more beautiful, varied, and delightful than our fondest memories, or our wildest dreams.
Robert MacFarlane Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Robert MacFarlane Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Новинка

Robert MacFarlane Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

1027.12 руб.
‘My favourite book about the wilderness’ Cheryl Strayed, author of WildIn this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service.Living out of a trailer, Abbey captures in rapt, poetic prose the landscape of the desert; a world of terracotta earth, empty skies, arching rock formations, cliffrose, juniper, pinyon pine and sand sage. His summers become spirit quests, taking him in search of wild horses and Ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, up mountains and across tribal lands, and down the Glen Canyon by river. He experiences both sides of his new home; its incredible beauty and its promise of liberation, but also its isolating, cruel side, at one point discovering a dead tourist at an isolated area of the Grand Canyon.In his own irascible style, Abbey uses his time in the desert to meditate on the tension between nature and civilisation, and outlines a personal philosophy that would come to heavily influence the environmentalist movement. Now published in a special edition to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this classic seems remarkably prescient, and has lost none of its power.
Wooden Houses in Pure Nature Wooden Houses in Pure Nature Новинка

Wooden Houses in Pure Nature

1840 руб.
The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefits from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes and the fact...
C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church Новинка

C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis Essay Collection: Faith, Christianity and the Church

798.34 руб.
The definitive collection of religious essays by C.S. Lewis, plus a selection of letters, brought together in a substantial paperback volumeAs well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling.This second volume (of two) collects together all Lewis’s religious essays. Grouped together by topic, there are over 50 essays covering The Search for God, Aspects of Faith, The Christian in the World, The Church, and also a selection of his Letters on the subject of Christianity.
Schneider Norbert Still Life Schneider Norbert Still Life Новинка

Schneider Norbert Still Life

1012 руб.
A reflection of the customs, ideas, and aspirations of the time via still lifes. The still life, the most primordial of painting subjects, had its peak between the late Middle Ages and the 17th century. In this book, Norbert Schneider explores the still life's insights into changes of mentality and philosophy as well as its role in the history of scientific discoveries and the gradual replacement of the medieval concept of the world. About the author: Norbert Schneider (b. 1945) is Professor of Art History at the University of Karlsruhe. His research focuses on art history of the Middle Ages and early modern times (and the history of genres of painting) the methodology of art studies, and the history of philosophy. His numerous books include TASCHEN's The Art of the Portrait: Masterpieces of European Portrait Painting, 1420-1670 and Jan Vermeer: The Complete Paintings.
Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide Новинка

Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide

5187.75 руб.
What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This is the first book which deals with planetary human society as whole. It is a beginner's guide to the world after the West and after globalization, compact, portable, and jargon-free. It is aimed at everybody who, even with experience, has kept a beginner's curiosity of the world, to everybody who does not know everything they want to know about it, about the good, the evil, and the salvation of the world. It lays bare the socio-cultural geology of the world, its major civilizations, its historical waves of globalization, its family-sex-gender systems, and its pathways to modernity. It outlines the dynamics of the world, its basic drives, the contours of its most important global and sub-global processes. It presents the big team players on the world stage, populous as well as rich countries, missions and movements as well corporations and cities. It traces the life-courses of men and women on all the continents, from their birth and childhood to their old age, and their funeral.
Отсутствует The present state of Colombia Отсутствует The present state of Colombia Новинка

Отсутствует The present state of Colombia

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Полный вариант заголовка: «The present state of Colombia : An account of the principal events of its revolutionary war; the expeditions fitted out in England to assist in its emamcipation : its contitution; financial and commercial; revenue expediture and public debt; agriculture; mines; mining and other associations / By An Officer ; with a map, exhibiting its mountains, rivers, deprtments, and provinces».
Nitschke Gunter Japanese Gardens Nitschke Gunter Japanese Gardens Новинка

Nitschke Gunter Japanese Gardens

1012 руб.
The Japanese garden, like all gardens, is more than mere nature; it is nature crafted by man. It needs the hands of the designer to give it meaning. The Japanese garden belongs to the realm of architecture; at its best, it is nature as art. The phases of its history document the constant redefinition of man's position within and towards nature. Its changing forms respond both to socio-economic developments and to religious and philosophical trends, and thereby reflect the spiritual climate in which its architecture was conceived. At the same time as detailing the characteristics distinguishing and differentiating each of the five major epochs in the history of the Japanese garden, the author identifies the common motif which underlies them all: the recurrent attempt to unite beauty as natural accident and beauty as human-perfected type, to achieve an aesthetic symbiosis between the seeming randomness of natural form and the strict geometry of the right angle. "This extraordinary book provides a detailed, engrossing history of Japanese gardens with separate chapters for each historical era. It is beautifully illustrated with color photos as well as historical black and white." - Suite 101, New York. Издание на английском языке.
William Hughes The Encyclopedia of the Gothic William Hughes The Encyclopedia of the Gothic Новинка

William Hughes The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

30592.26 руб.
The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
Alexandra Richie Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin Alexandra Richie Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin Новинка

Alexandra Richie Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin

340.78 руб.
A radical and exciting history of a city – its culture, its people and its politics – that refreshes our image of Europe’s past and of the writing of history itself.In Berlin, history is tangible. The sense of the past – of Europe, of Germany, and in particular of the twentieth century with its myths, depravities, idealism and horror – hangs in the air around the old Hinterhofs and deserted railway stations. No other city has played such a part in the tides of twentieth-century European affairs.Faust’s Metropolis is a rich and inspiring history of this city, a breathtaking portrait of its people and a thorough evaluation of its achievements and errors. From the revolutionary fervour of its teeming slums, the insufferable pomp of Imperial Berlin, and the frantic modernism of Weimar to the brutality of the Nazis and the symbolic defeat of communism as the Wall came down, Berlin has played host to all the movements that have uplifted and afflicted German and European history. Alexandra Richie writes superbly of its role as a crucible of change.Full of humour and with an inimitable personal view of the modern capital of reunited Germany, Faust’s Metropolis also offers a scholarly, thematic analysis of the ways in which the city has reinvented itself through the ages, the tensions which historically existed between Berliners and other Germans, the crucial role which Berlin has played in shaping the political and cultural life of Europe. In drawing together the complex strands of its actual and imagined past, Alexandra Richie reveals herself as an extraordinary new talent in her field.
Antonius H. N. Cillessen New Directions in Peer Nomination Methodology. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 157 Antonius H. N. Cillessen New Directions in Peer Nomination Methodology. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 157 Новинка

Antonius H. N. Cillessen New Directions in Peer Nomination Methodology. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 157

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Peer nominations provide a key method for assessing relationships, social status, and interpersonal behavior. Taking an in-depth look at current practices and recent advances in peer nomination methodology, this volume presents: a history of peer nomination methods, with a focus on the early origins of peer informant measures and the nature of Moreno's (1934) sociometric methodology (highlighting fundamental differences from the modern sociometric procedure). an overview of the major changes that have occurred in peer nomination research over the course of the past 2 decades, including the recent focus on popularity and relational aggression, statistical advances, logistical challenges and innovations, and the changing conventions of the nomination procedure itself. This is the 157th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
K. Rainsford D. Ibuprofen. Discovery, Development and Therapeutics K. Rainsford D. Ibuprofen. Discovery, Development and Therapeutics Новинка

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Ibuprofen has become one of the foremost pain-relieving medications world-wide with its proven safety and efficacy in a wide variety of painful and inflammatory conditions. It has also been widely investigated for application in a variety of painful and non-pain inflammatory states including cancer and neurodegenerative conditions, reflecting the unique and novel properties of the drug that would never have been foreseen from knowledge of the properties when it was initially discovered. Edited by leading world expert with over 40 years record in research, teaching and as a scientific advisor in the field of anti-inflammatory/analgesic agents. Professor Kim Rainsford is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Inflammopharmacology, as well as being an Associate Editor of The Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology. Provides a thorough coverage of the medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics of ibuprofen, and its pharmacokinetics in both humans and animals. Includes molecular, pharmacological and toxicological studies, and discusses the safety and efficacy of non-prescription ibuprofen, including its side effects. Ibuprofen: Discovery, Development & Therapeutics provides a definitive reference on all the main aspects of the chemical and pharmaceutical properties, mechanisms of action and therapeutic uses of ibuprofen including its role in the prevention and treatment of rheumatic conditions, cancer and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The book has its origins in a volume first published in 1999, since when there have been considerable advances in research and clinical studies on ibuprofen in the treatment of many inflammatory and even non-inflammatory states. This book will prove invaluable to scientists, clinicians, pharmacists and all those who need to know about the actions and uses of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs.
Rüdiger Memming Semiconductor Electrochemistry Rüdiger Memming Semiconductor Electrochemistry Новинка

Rüdiger Memming Semiconductor Electrochemistry

10325.81 руб.
Providing both an introduction and an up-to-date survey of the entire field, this text captivates the reader with its clear style and inspiring, yet solid presentation. The significantly expanded second edition of this milestone work is supplemented by a completely new chapter on the hot topic of nanoparticles and includes the latest insights into the deposition of dye layers on semiconductor electrodes. In his monograph, the acknowledged expert Professor Memming primarily addresses physical and electrochemists, but materials scientists, physicists, and engineers dealing with semiconductor technology and its applications will also benefit greatly from the contents.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers

322 руб.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything.
Akbar Rahbar G. Quality of Service in Optical Packet Switched Networks Akbar Rahbar G. Quality of Service in Optical Packet Switched Networks Новинка

Akbar Rahbar G. Quality of Service in Optical Packet Switched Networks

9285.72 руб.
This book is a comprehensive study on OPS networks, its architectures, and developed techniques for improving its quality of switching and managing quality of service. The book includes: Introduction to OPS networks, OOFDM networks, GMPLS-enabled optical networks, QoS in OPS networks Hybrid contention avoidance/resolution schemes in both long-haul and metro optical networks Hybrid optical switching schemes
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Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything. .
Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise Новинка

Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise

550 руб.
The monograph is devoted to a problem of production and sale of the concentrating and mountain equipment. The economic evaluation of production and sale is opened in the following sequence. The economic essence of the concept «insolvency» of the entity is stated. The reasons of risk of insolvency, its role in diagnostic approaches to solvency analysis of the entity, are called and analysed possibilities of a risk assessment of insolvency of the entity. By means of assessment of a condition the model of the analysis and a risk assessment of insolvency of the entity, an algorithm of its application in the analysis of machine-building enterprise is developed. Assessment of a condition of production and sale is carried out based on huge statistical material on influence of structure and structure of current assets on solvency of machinebuilding enterprise, liquidity of balance and assessment of liquidity and efficiency of cash flows for strengthening and optimization of activities. With use of integration of methods approbation of an analysis technique and a risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise is carried out and the possibilities of its optimization are considered. In an analysis result, assessment and developed offers the management concept is formulated by liquidity of machine-building enterprise and decrease in risk of insolvency, the principles of its forming and the mechanism of implementation are shown.
Amanda Claridge A Companion to the City of Rome Amanda Claridge A Companion to the City of Rome Новинка

Amanda Claridge A Companion to the City of Rome

16376.52 руб.
A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series of original essays from top experts that offer an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current research on the development of the city of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600. Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematic approach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensible reference work on ancient Rome Includes several new developments on areas of research that are available in English for the first time Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety of related fields Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Rome on a wide variety of topics including Rome’s urban landscape, population, economy, civic life, and key events
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770 руб.
In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently...
Ian Gittins Unlocking the Masonic Code: The Secrets of the Solomon Key Ian Gittins Unlocking the Masonic Code: The Secrets of the Solomon Key Новинка

Ian Gittins Unlocking the Masonic Code: The Secrets of the Solomon Key

146.35 руб.
Explores all aspects of the most talked about secret society in the world, from its most famous members to its infamous history.For centuries the Freemasonry has been the subject of rumour and intrigue. From its obscure origins to the suspicion that it exercises huge influence on government and multinational corporations, there has always been more than a whiff of controversy about the organisation.Unlocking the Masonic Code reveals the truth behind the myths, sifts the facts from the fiction, and unveils the mysterious rites and ceremonies. Ian Gittins delves deep into the true origins of the society, its philosophy and practices, describes the rituals, and profiles a number of key figures. Along the way, he also shows where fact and fiction have fought, and fiction has won the battle.
Stierlin Henri The Maya. Palaces and pyramids of the rainforest Stierlin Henri The Maya. Palaces and pyramids of the rainforest Новинка

Stierlin Henri The Maya. Palaces and pyramids of the rainforest

810 руб.
This volume retraces the development and magnificent flowering of Mayan architecture in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize over the period 300 B.C.-A.D. 1500. Tikal, the earliest Mayan religious centre, Palenque, famous for its ceremonial centre, and Copan with its hieroglyphic staircase featuring 2 500 glyphs are among the cities featured, along with Chichen Itza and its ball court, and Bonampak and its frescoes. These astounding creations testify to the knowledge and refinement of the most advanced of the pre-Columbian civilizations. Литература на английском языке.
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790 руб.
Sons and Lovers is a wonderful novel on the complex nature of love in its many forms. We follow the lives of the Morel family who live in a coal mining community in...
Anna Battaglia A. An Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders Anna Battaglia A. An Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders Новинка

Anna Battaglia A. An Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders

4318.81 руб.
Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders provides an accessible overview of the latest developments in the science underpinning pain research, including, but not limited to, the physiological, pathological and psychological aspects. This unique book fills a gap in current literature by focussing on the intricate relationship between pain and human nervous system disorders such as Autism, Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Depression and Multiple Sclerosis. This fully illustrated, colour handbook will help non-experts, including advanced undergraduate and new postgraduate students, become familiar with the current, wide-ranging areas of research that cover every aspect of the field from chronic and inflammatory pain to neuropathic pain and biopsychosocial models of pain, functional imaging and genetics. Contributions from leading experts in neuroscience and psychiatry provide both factual information and critical points of view on their approach and the theoretical framework behind their choices. An appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of brain imaging technology applied to pain research in humans provides the tools required to understand current cutting edge literature on the topic. Chapters covering placebo effects in analgesia and the psychology of pain give a thorough overview of cognitive, psychological and social influences on pain perception. Sections exploring pain in the lifecycle and in relation to nervous system disorders take particular relevance from a clinical point of view. Furthermore, an intellectually stimulating chapter analysing the co-morbidity of pain and depression provides a philosophical angle rarely presented in related handbooks. The references to external research databases and relevant websites aim to prompt readers to become critical and independent thinkers, and motivate them to carry out further reading on these topics. Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in neuroscience, medical and biomedical sciences, as well as for clinical and medical healthcare professionals involved in pain management.
Adams Patrick Kick Off! The Story of Football Adams Patrick Kick Off! The Story of Football Новинка

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1085 руб.
The history of football is as fascinating and exciting as the game itself. In this Macmillan Reader, Patrick Adams describes football from its humble (and sometimes violent) beginnings in Central and South America, and its emergence on the streets of 19th century England as a recognized game, to the international stadiums, big business and multi-million pound players of today.
Lawrence David Herbert Lady Chatterleys Lover Lawrence David Herbert Lady Chatterleys Lover Новинка

Lawrence David Herbert Lady Chatterleys Lover

711 руб.
Soon after its publication Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) became notorious for its story of the physical (and emotional) relationship between a working class man and an upper class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. This last of Lawrence's novels reflects his belief that men and women must overcome the deadening restrictions of industrialized society.
Peter Lamarque Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology Peter Lamarque Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology Новинка

Peter Lamarque Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The Analytic Tradition, An Anthology

4816.93 руб.
For over fifty years, philosophers working within the broader remit of analytic philosophy have developed and refined a substantial body of work in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, curating a core foundation of scholarship which offers rigor and clarity on matters of profound and perennial interest relating to art and all forms of aesthetic appreciation. Now in its second edition and thoroughly revised, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art—The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology captures this legacy in a comprehensive introduction to the core philosophical questions and conversations in aesthetics. Through 57 key essays selected by leading scholars Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen, this anthology collects modern classics as well as new contributions on essential topics such as the identification and ontology of art, interpretation, values of art, art and knowledge, and fiction and the imagination. New to this edition are selections which treat aesthetic experience more widely, including essays on the aesthetics of nature and aesthetics in everyday life. Other carefully-chosen pieces analyze the practice and experience of specific art forms in greater detail, including painting, photography, film, literature, music, and popular art such as comics. This bestselling collection is an essential resource for students and scholars of aesthetics, designed to foster a foundational understanding of both long-standing and contemporary topics in the field.
Gage John Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism Gage John Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism Новинка

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3360 руб.
Is colour just a physiological phenomenon? Does it affect feelings? The author argues that the meaning of colour is in its historical context. The essays consider the history of colour, symbolism, the techniques used for design, and psychology.
Michael Boulter Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man Michael Boulter Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man Новинка

Michael Boulter Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man

146.35 руб.
How long do humans have left on Earth? Using cutting-edge science that revolutionises our understanding of evolution, Michael Boulter explains how we may be closer to our own extinction than we imagined.Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction event that could not have been predicted. Out of the devastation, new life developed and the world regained its natural equilibrium. Until now. Scientists, employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, are beginning to uncover signs of a similar event on the horizon. The end of man.Michael Boulter reveals extraordinary new insights that scientists are only now beginning to understand about the past, the rise and fall of species and the nature of life.‘Extinction’ is an immaculately researched introduction into the new developments in the science of life as well as a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet. The world will adapt and survive – humanity will not.‘Extinction’ raises some radical insights into our view of the world: Nature is in a balance, in which all parts interact and create harmony. This harmony is organised from the inside – it is a self-organising system. In a self-organising system the whole is more important than its parts. One method of this system is extinction – if the system is disrupted it will do what it has to correct itself.
Joseph Priestley Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit Joseph Priestley Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit Новинка

Joseph Priestley Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit

0 руб.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit : to which is added The history of the philosophical doctrine concerning the origin of the soul, and the nature of matter; with its influence on Christianity, especially with respect to the doctrine of pre-existence of Christ / by Joseph Priestley».

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Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders provides an accessible overview of the latest developments in the science underpinning pain research, including, but not limited to, the physiological, pathological and psychological aspects. This unique book fills a gap in current literature by focussing on the intricate relationship between pain and human nervous system disorders such as Autism, Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Depression and Multiple Sclerosis. This fully illustrated, colour handbook will help non-experts, including advanced undergraduate and new postgraduate students, become familiar with the current, wide-ranging areas of research that cover every aspect of the field from chronic and inflammatory pain to neuropathic pain and biopsychosocial models of pain, functional imaging and genetics. Contributions from leading experts in neuroscience and psychiatry provide both factual information and critical points of view on their approach and the theoretical framework behind their choices. An appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of brain imaging technology applied to pain research in humans provides the tools required to understand current cutting edge literature on the topic. Chapters covering placebo effects in analgesia and the psychology of pain give a thorough overview of cognitive, psychological and social influences on pain perception. Sections exploring pain in the lifecycle and in relation to nervous system disorders take particular relevance from a clinical point of view. Furthermore, an intellectually stimulating chapter analysing the co-morbidity of pain and depression provides a philosophical angle rarely presented in related handbooks. The references to external research databases and relevant websites aim to prompt readers to become critical and independent thinkers, and motivate them to carry out further reading on these topics. Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in neuroscience, medical and biomedical sciences, as well as for clinical and medical healthcare professionals involved in pain management.
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