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Aquinas (Hardcover): John Dunn, Ian Harris Aquinas (Hardcover)
John Dunn, Ian Harris
R10,176 Discovery Miles 101 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thomas Aquinas (1224-74) was born in Naples of a powerful Italian family. He took part in the major philosophical and theological controversies of his day and fought the decisive battle which re-admitted the study of the works of Aristotle. In his work he attempted to harmonise the rational insights of the classical world with revealed Christian truths. [He reinterpreted the Augustinian view of history and politics by concluding that the state did have positive value in itself, as an expression of God's providence and will for mankind. Man fulfilled himself in two ways - as a good citizen and as a Christian seeking salvation. Aquinas is therefore seen as reconciling the views of the pagan Aristotle with the teachings of Christianity.] Aquinas' theory of the state helped to put European political thought on a new plane. This wide-ranging collection of papers investigates and illuminates various aspects of Aquinas' thought regarding Church and State, society, natural law, justice and political authority.

Hobbes (Hardcover): John Dunn, Ian Harris Hobbes (Hardcover)
John Dunn, Ian Harris
R16,737 Discovery Miles 167 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is best known for his development of the concept of sovereignty, which was treated most clearly in his great work, Leviathan. Whilst Hobbes was not the first theorist of sovereignty, he remains perhaps the most thorough exponent of the concept. His accounts of morality and religion, as well as of government, are set out in a way that precludes legitimate challenge to the sovereign's authority: and the soovereign, whether monarchical or republican or parliamentary, was taken by Hobbes to be fundamental to civil life. Much of the literature on Hobbes has been devoted to his work on sovereignty. However, this does not exhaust the interest of Hobbes' thought, and recent scholars have also investigated such topics as his conception of historiography, his natural philosophy and his account of religion, and considered how these relate to his political thought. The articles selected in these three volumes reflect these concerns and offer an exploration of Hobbes' political philosophy.

Lmh Official Dictionary Of West Indies Cricket Grounds (Hardcover): Mike Henry, K. Sean Harris Lmh Official Dictionary Of West Indies Cricket Grounds (Hardcover)
Mike Henry, K. Sean Harris
R138 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R32 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (Hardcover): Bill Roark, Ryan Roark Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (Hardcover)
Bill Roark, Ryan Roark
R2,343 Discovery Miles 23 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An invaluable resource for real estate professionals and students Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms puts the terms used every day in the marketing and study of real estate at your fingertips. With a simple A-to-Z format, this comprehensive reference guide gets right to the point, providing brief but clear definitions and understandable explanations for more than 300 current terms and concepts used in every aspect of the real estate industry. An essential communication tool for anyone working in real estate management, insurance, economics, and urban planning, this practical guide is equally valuable for libraries, academics, and students. Compiled by Bill and Ryan Roark, realtors and co-hosts of "Taking Care of Business," a live weekly real estate news and information talk radio program, the Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms provides quick and easy access to the terminology that's unique to the real estate industry. From A (AAA Tenant, absorption rate, abstract) to Z (zoning) and everything in between, this handy reference resource will ensure you're not at a loss for words when dealing with the legal and financial issues related to real estate and property. The book also includes an appendix of sample forms and contracts and another that covers measurements and conversions. The Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms explains: adjustable rate brokerage fee due diligence internal rate of return (IRR) loan to value (LTV) non-binding agreement planned unit development (PUD) recapture rate sale leaseback tertiary trade area upside/downside warranty deed and much more! The Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms is equally valuable as a professional reference guide and as a classroom and library resource.

Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (Paperback): William E Roark, William R. Roark Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (Paperback)
William E Roark, William R. Roark
R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An invaluable resource for real estate professionals and students Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms puts the terms used every day in the marketing and study of real estate at your fingertips. With a simple A-to-Z format, this comprehensive reference guide gets right to the point, providing brief but clear definitions and understandable explanations for more than 300 current terms and concepts used in every aspect of the real estate industry. An essential communication tool for anyone working in real estate management, insurance, economics, and urban planning, this practical guide is equally valuable for libraries, academics, and students. Compiled by Bill and Ryan Roark, realtors and co-hosts of "Taking Care of Business," a live weekly real estate news and information talk radio program, the Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms provides quick and easy access to the terminology that's unique to the real estate industry. From A (AAA Tenant, absorption rate, abstract) to Z (zoning) and everything in between, this handy reference resource will ensure you're not at a loss for words when dealing with the legal and financial issues related to real estate and property. The book also includes an appendix of sample forms and contracts and another that covers measurements and conversions. The Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms explains: adjustable rate brokerage fee due diligence internal rate of return (IRR) loan to value (LTV) non-binding agreement planned unit development (PUD) recapture rate sale leaseback tertiary trade area upside/downside warranty deed and much more! The Concise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms is equally valuable as a professional reference guide and as a classroom and library resource.

Shady Characters - Ampersands, Interrobangs And Other Typographical Curiosities (Paperback): Keith  Houston Shady Characters - Ampersands, Interrobangs And Other Typographical Curiosities (Paperback)
Keith Houston
R304 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R95 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography.

Whether investigating the asterisk (*) and dagger ( ) which alternately illuminated and skewered heretical verses of the early Bible or the at sign (@), which languished in obscurity for centuries until rescued by the Internet, Keith Houston draws on myriad sources to chart the life and times of these enigmatic squiggles, both exotic (

) and everyday (&).

From the Library of Alexandria to the halls of Bell Labs, figures as diverse as Charlemagne, Vladimir Nabokov, and George W. Bush cross paths with marks as obscure as the interrobang (?) and as divisive as the dash ( ). Ancient Roman graffiti, Venetian trading shorthand, Cold War double agents, and Madison Avenue round out an ever more diverse set of episodes, characters, and artifacts.

Richly illustrated, ranging across time, typographies, and countries, Shady Characters will delight and entertain all who cherish the unpredictable and surprising in the writing life."

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 (Paperback): Mircea Pitici The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 (Paperback)
Mircea Pitici
R476 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The year's finest mathematical writing from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 makes available to a wide audience many pieces not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These essays delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday aspects of math, offering surprising insights into its nature, meaning, and practice--and taking readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. James Grime shows how to build subtly mischievous dice for playing slightly unfair games and Michael Barany traces how our appreciation of the societal importance of mathematics has developed since World War II. In other essays, Francis Su extolls the inherent values of learning, doing, and sharing mathematics, and Margaret Wertheim takes us on a mathematical exploration of the mind and the world--with glimpses at science, philosophy, music, art, and even crocheting. And there's much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable math writing, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by the editor and a bibliography of other notable pieces on mathematics. This is a must-read for anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.

Collateral Damage - Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II (Paperback, New Ed): Sahr Conway-Lanz Collateral Damage - Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II (Paperback, New Ed)
Sahr Conway-Lanz
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Collateral damage" is a military term for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations. In Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the history of America's attempt to reconcile the ideal of sparing civilians with the reality that modern warfare results in the killing of innocent people. Drawing on policymakers' response to the issues raised by the atrocities of World War II and the use of the atomic bomb, as well as the ongoing debate by the American public and the media as the Korean War developed, Conway-Lanz provides a comprehensive examination of modern American discourse on the topic of civilian casualties and provides a fascinating look at the development of what is now commonly known as collateral damage.

Barbour's Bible Dictionary and Concordance (Paperback): George W. Knight, Rayburn W Ray Barbour's Bible Dictionary and Concordance (Paperback)
George W. Knight, Rayburn W Ray
R255 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R45 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days
What Shape Is Space? - A Primer For The 21st Century (Paperback): Giles Sparrow What Shape Is Space? - A Primer For The 21st Century (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R304 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What Shape is Space? is a question with surprisingly far-reaching implications for our understanding of the very nature of reality and our place within it. The concepts involved may be sophisticated, but Giles Sparrow's effortless prose style easily renders them understandable, allowing readers to get to grips with the overarching debates at the cutting edge of cosmology today. Infographics, diagrams and astronomical visualizations illustrate and clarify the various astonishing implications of a universe of infinite space.

Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover): William Forde Thompson Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
William Forde Thompson
R8,129 R7,218 Discovery Miles 72 180 Save R911 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This definitive reference resource examines how music affects human beings and their interactions in and with the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the work provides a starting place for students to situate the status of music within the social sciences in fields such as anthropology, communications, psychology, linguistics, sociology, sports, political science and economics, as well as biology and the health sciences. Features: Approximately 450 articles, arranged in A-to-Z fashion and richly illustrated with photographs, provide the social and behavioral context for examining the importance of music in society. Entries are authored and signed by experts in the field and conclude with references and further readings, as well as cross references to related entries. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes, making it easy for readers to quickly identify related entries. A Chronology of Music places material into historical context; a Glossary defines key terms from the field; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross-references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with video and audio clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader's Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, available in both multimedia digital and print formats, is a must-have reference for music and social science library collections. Key Themes: Aesthetics and Emotion Business and Technology Communities and Society Culture and Environment Elements of Musical Examination Evolutionary Psychology Media and Communication Musicianship and Expertise Neuroscience Perception, Memory, Cognition Politics, Economics, Law Therapy, Health, Wellbeing

Astronomy (Paperback, Ed): Stacy Palen Astronomy (Paperback, Ed)
Stacy Palen
R420 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R91 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

- Provides a basic introduction to the topics covered in a beginning astronomy course, with an emphasis on problem-solving methods ordinarily taught “on the fly” or in ad-hoc tutorials
- Closes the gap in student literature by providing a focused, comprehensive presentation of basic astronomical problem-solving techniques
- Readers learn by example with the help of more than 200 detailed problems and step-by-step solutions, supplemented with over 100 detailed charts and graphs
- Designed to accompany all leading 100-level astronomy textbooks, or to be used as a stand-alone guide for amateur stargazers

Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Hardcover): Matthew Harding Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Hardcover)
Matthew Harding
R5,057 Discovery Miles 50 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recent trends in the social, economic and political lives of many communities have created new challenges for the not-for-profit sector, which, in turn, have demanded new legal and regulatory responses. This Research Handbook takes account of these developments, providing a thorough insight to current scholarship in the field of not-for-profit law. Contributions from both established and emerging scholars reflect a variety of disciplinary and jurisdictional perspectives. A range of topics relating to the not-for-profit sector are explored, including: the sector's composition and scope, the legal conception of charity, the tax treatment of not-for-profits and their supporters, and the regulation of not-for-profits. The Research Handbook also examines the often-neglected topic of not-for-profits and the constitution. This interdisciplinary Research Handbook makes a seminal contribution to defining not-for-profit law as a distinctive field of study, and in doing so, lays a strong foundation for future research. Scholars working on not-for-profit studies, whether in law, economics, sociology, philosophy, political science or business management, will find this a compelling body of work as it covers all aspects of not-for-profit law. Those working within the sector, or providing legal advice to the sector, will also find this Research Handbook to be an indispensable source of information.

Color & Light - Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an Led Revolution, a Handbook for Lighting Designers (Paperback):... Color & Light - Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an Led Revolution, a Handbook for Lighting Designers (Paperback)
Clifton Taylor
R572 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R125 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
2019 Standard Catalog of Firearms - The Collector's Price & Reference Guide 29th Edition (Paperback, 29th ed.): Jerry Lee 2019 Standard Catalog of Firearms - The Collector's Price & Reference Guide 29th Edition (Paperback, 29th ed.)
Jerry Lee
R965 R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Save R199 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition - Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Paperback, Seventh... Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition - Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Paperback, Seventh Edition)
Editors of Cool Springs Press
R439 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School (Hardcover): Matthew Frederick, Vikas Mehta 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School (Hardcover)
Matthew Frederick, Vikas Mehta
R332 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R98 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Best Writing on Mathematics 2019 (Paperback): Mircea Pitici The Best Writing on Mathematics 2019 (Paperback)
Mircea Pitici
R474 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R99 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The year (TM)s finest mathematical writing from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year (TM)s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2019 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else "and you don (TM)t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These essays delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday aspects of math, offering surprising insights into its nature, meaning, and practice "and taking readers behind the scenes of today (TM)s hottest mathematical debates. Here, Moon Duchin explains how geometric-statistical methods can be used to design voting districts, Jeremy Avigad illustrates the growing use of computation in making and verifying mathematical hypotheses, and Kokichi Sugihara describes how to construct geometrical objects with unusual visual properties. In other essays, Neil Sloane presents some recent additions to the vast database of integer sequences he has catalogued and Alessandro Di Bucchianico and his colleagues highlight how mathematical methods have been successfully applied to big data problems. And there (TM)s much, much more. In addition to presenting the year (TM)s most memorable math writing, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by the editor and a bibliography of other notable pieces on mathematics. This is a must-read for anyone interested in where math has taken us "and where it is headed.

A Dictionary of Tolkien (Paperback): David Day A Dictionary of Tolkien (Paperback)
David Day 1
R307 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Arranged in a handy A-Z format, A Dictionary of Tolkien explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to learn more about them. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist (Paperback): Eliott Lilly The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist (Paperback)
Eliott Lilly
R636 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R209 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Economic Thought Since Keynes - A History and Dictionary of Major Economists (Hardcover, English ed.): Michel Beaud, Gilles... Economic Thought Since Keynes - A History and Dictionary of Major Economists (Hardcover, English ed.)
Michel Beaud, Gilles Dostaler
R4,105 Discovery Miles 41 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economic Thought since Keynes outlines the evolution of economic thought since the publication of The General Theory, putting into perspective the trends, issues and developments in economics over the last half century. The book begins with an historical account of the schools, debates and issues that have characterised economic thought over the past 50 years, and the authors who have played major or significant roles. This is followed by a dictionary in which 150 economists are featured with biographical details, a bibliography of their major published works, an analysis of their contributions to economic thought and a guide to the secondary literature. An important feature of the volume is a detailed and comprehensive index which will make it an invaluable source for both teaching and research.

The Sociology of the Environment (Hardcover): Michael R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate The Sociology of the Environment (Hardcover)
Michael R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
R18,025 Discovery Miles 180 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In The Sociology of the Environment, Michael Redclift and Graham Woodgate have brought together a diverse collection of writings from within the human sciences. These papers chart the progress which sociology has made in addressing the environment. Although they are not all written by sociologists, they do illuminate a number of largely unresolved issues for sociology, which mark important departures for the discipline and which necessitate a radical rethink of inherited assumptions. The readings are organized under a number of different themes, ranging from the theoretical foundations of the discipline to post-industrial Utopianism. Other areas covered include Marxism and the environment, neo-Malthusianism and environmental determination, biocentric theories, radical ecology, scientific enquiry and the environment, international perspection, and social movement and the environment. The editors conclude that sociology still has much to do in rising to the challenge of interpreting environmental change, indicating that this must be done by forging relationships with other disciplines, in which the contribution that sociology can make is underlined rather than lost.

A Natural History of Beer (Hardcover): Rob Desalle, Ian Tattersall A Natural History of Beer (Hardcover)
Rob Desalle, Ian Tattersall; Illustrated by Patricia J Wynne
R536 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R115 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A celebration of beer-its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer's chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.

Constructing a 5-String Banjo - A Complete Technical Guide (Spiral bound): Roger H. Siminoff Constructing a 5-String Banjo - A Complete Technical Guide (Spiral bound)
Roger H. Siminoff
R240 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Clearly takes the mystery and misery out of the whole process. Just as in his other book, Constructing A Bluegrass Mandolin, Roger's simple and concise step-by-step instructions show you the how and the why of it all, leading you on a path that blends discovery with pure joy. Over 200 photos and illustrations provide the kind of valuable reference no other book in the field can offer. Roger has used his technical knowledge on design, sound, and all of the important stages of construction that go into the building of a musical instrument, and has incorporated these ideas into one text. The end result is this valuable book of information that will help you to learn more about the makeup of a 5-string banjo, and more importantly, will give you the satisfaction and pride in being able to accomplish the building of a banjo that you can play and enjoy for years to come.

Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted (TM) - The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions (Paperback):... Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted (TM) - The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions (Paperback)
Adam T Heath, David L. Hudson
R216 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R51 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mixed martial arts hasn t been dubbed the world s fastest growing sport for nothing. It s noticeably rocked the sporting world since the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship nearly two decades ago and has even shaken up the pop culture scene. Who would have expected popular MMA fighter Chuck Liddell to trade in his sparring gloves for dance shoes on "Dancing with the Stars"? A combo of grappling, punching, kneeing, and kicking, this sport looks like it will be grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, for some time to come."Mixed Martial Arts Most Wanted " steps into the cage and brings you round after round of fighting deeds and details worthy of a sport known for bloody battles and ingenious tactics. Authors Adam T. Heath and David L. Hudson Jr. have knocked out sixty top-ten lists detailing the low blows, grappling greats, human anomalies, and fighting females that make up the compelling world of mixed martial arts.There s no need to be an insider Heath and Hudson bring you all of the sport s best bouts, dirtiest moves, and brainscrambling kayos in a book that will keep MMA enthusiasts reeling for months.

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