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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.

500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Cards, Third Edition): - Manhattan Prep 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Cards, Third Edition)
- Manhattan Prep 1
R407 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R134 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. Manhattan Prep's 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flashcards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed to help students develop a lasting understanding of words in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain easy-to-understand definitions plus additional tools to facilitate learning, like usage notes, related words, etymology, and more. 500 Essential Words is the first in a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards--start with essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary with 500 Advanced Words. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market.

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.

Barron's AP Art History with Online Tests (Paperback, Fourth Edition): John B. Nici Barron's AP Art History with Online Tests (Paperback, Fourth Edition)
John B. Nici
R574 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R210 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This completely updated and revised review guide will help Advanced Placement students learn everything they need to know about the redesign of the Art History course. Emphasis has been placed on ensuring student success in view of the redesigned curriculum, the newly structured exam, and the innovative scoring criteria. Comprehensive preparation for the AP Art History test includes: A diagnostic test and two full-length model tests with all questions answered and explained An Art history review describing major artists and art movements Additional chapters on art outside of the European tradition Multiple-choice questions and practice essays after every chapter With Barron's AP Art History, students will get all the information they need to score a 5 on the Advanced Placement test. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS AND FLASH CARDS: Students who purchase this book or package will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online AP Art History tests with all questions answered and explained as well as flash cards of all 300 art works. The online exams and flash cards can be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.

Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Automation / Woerterbuch Elektrotechnik, Energie- und... Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Automation / Woerterbuch Elektrotechnik, Energie- und Automatisierungstechnik - Part 2: English-German / Teil 2: Englisch-Deutsch (Hardcover)
Siemens A&D Translation Services
R1,917 R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Save R367 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This dictionary is the standard work for translators, engineers, and technical writers requiring a comprehensive and reliable compilation of terms from the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution, drive engineering, automation, switchgear and installation engineering, power electronics as well as measurement and test engineering. For this edition, the dictionary has been updated and enlarged by about 40%. In the translation direction English-German, it now contains about 115,000 entries and 156,000 translations.

Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory (Paperback, New): Julian Wolfreys Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory (Paperback, New)
Julian Wolfreys
R684 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rather than a straightforward dictionary of terms, this book gives students a brief introduction to each concept together with short extracts from the work of key thinkers and critics. Each term, concept or keyword and the passages discussing these are glossed and annotated; at the end of each entry a few reflective, practical questions direct the student to consider a particular aspect of the quotations and the concept they address. The book is designed to be used as a dip-in reference book as well as a guide to literary theory for practical classroom use.

An Introduction to Mennonite History - Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition):... An Introduction to Mennonite History - Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Cornelius J. Dyck
R588 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A unique resource for a generation, the preeminent textbook in its field. Cornelius J. Dyck interacts with the many changes in Anabaptist/Mennonite experience and historical understandings in this revised and updated edition.

This is a history of Mennonites from the 16th century to the present. Though simply written, it reflects fine scholarship and deep Christian concern.

Dusk to Dawn (Paperback): Glenn Randall Dusk to Dawn (Paperback)
Glenn Randall
R700 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R230 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Hardcover): Sean Griffith, Jessica Erickson, David H. Webber,... Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Hardcover)
Sean Griffith, Jessica Erickson, David H. Webber, Verity Winship
R4,933 Discovery Miles 49 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by leading scholars and judges, the Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation is a modern-day survey of the state of this essential field. The book is an important and timely contribution by leading corporate law scholars, judges, and practitioners, seeking to better understand and explain the proliferation of shareholder litigation across the globe. It provides a cross-jurisdictional survey of litigation and empirical evidence on the recent evolution of these lawsuits, including in-depth analyses of several key forms of shareholder litigation. Its chapters cover securities class actions, merger litigation, derivative suits, and appraisal litigation, as well as other forms of shareholder litigation. Through in-depth analysis of these different forms of litigation, the book explores the agency costs inherent in representative litigation, the challenges of multijurisdictional litigation and disclosure-only settlements, and the rise of institutional investors. It also surveys how related issues are addressed across the globe, with a special focus on parallel forms of litigation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Israel and China. This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource on this important topic for scholars of corporate law, practitioners, judges, and legislators.

Broadway - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Ken Bloom Broadway - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Ken Bloom
R3,036 Discovery Miles 30 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Contents:
Composers & Lyricists Howard Ashman, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Howard Dietz, Vernon Duike, Dorothy Fields, Rudolf Friml, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Herman, Jerome Kern, Burton Lane, Lerner & Loewe, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Strouse & Adams, Jule Styne, Howard Taubman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kurt Weill Critics Brooks Atkinson, Cliver Barnes, Walter Kerr, George Jean Nathan, Walter Winchell, Alexander Woollcott Organizations Actors' Equity, American Theater Wing, Federal Theater Project, Group Theater, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Save the Theater, Theater Development Fund, Theater Guild Performers Nathan Lane, Mercedes Ruehl, Faith Prince, Fred & Adele Astaire, John & Lionel Barrymore, Fanny Brice, Vernon & Irene Castle, George M. Cohan, Katherine Cornell, Helen Hayes, Anna Held, Al Jolson, Lunt & Fontanne Personalities Diamond Jim Brady, Don Freeman, Texas Guinan, Charlie Knickerbocker, A. J. Liebling, Damon Runyon, Ed Sullivan, Lou Walters Playwrights August Wilson, David Mamet, Kaufman & Hart, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams Producers George Abbott, David Belasco, Earl Carroll, Oscar Hammerstein I, Mark Hellinger, Josh Logan, David Merrick, Harold Prince, 'Roxy', The Schuberts, George White, Florenz Ziegfeld Shows Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Cats, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma! Theaters Ambassador, Apollo, Belasco, Booth, Broadhurst, Brooks Atkinson, Capitol, Casino, Circle-in-the-Square, Cort, Ed Sullivan, Empire, Gaiety, Gershwin, Longacre, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyceum, Lyric, Music Box, Palace, Rialto, Ritz, Rivoli, Royale, St. James, Strand, Town Hall, Virginia, Winter Garden

Dictionary of Cognitive Science - Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy (Hardcover):... Dictionary of Cognitive Science - Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy (Hardcover)
Olivier Houde, Daniel Kayser, Olivier Koenig, Jo elle Proust, Francois Rastier
R3,615 Discovery Miles 36 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A translation of the renowned French reference book, Vocabulaire de sciences cognitives, the Dictionary of Cognitive Science presents comprehensive definitions of more than 130 terms. The editor and advisory board of specialists have brought together 60 internationally recognized scholars to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the most current and dynamic thinking in cognitive science. Topics range from Abduction to Writing, and each entry covers its subject from as many perspectives as possible within the domains of psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. This multidisciplinary work is an invaluable resource for all collections. Entries include: * Abduction * Autism * Belief * Cognitive Development * Constraint * Desire * Distributed Intelligence * Emotion * Expressiveness * Frame Problem * Functionalism * Grammar * Holism * Inheritance * Interpretation * Knowledge Acquisition * Language of Thought * Logicism/Psychologism * Mental Imagery * Model * Neural Network * Number * Oral * Pragmatics * Psychophysics * Qualia * Reading * Relevance * Robotics * Schizophrenia * Semiotics * Theory of Mind * Turing Machine * Validation * Writing * and many more....

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.

Mentality & Machines Pb (Book, 2nd): Gunderson Mentality & Machines Pb (Book, 2nd)
Gunderson
R964 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R163 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Mentality and Machines " was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

"Mentality and Machines " -- with a new preface and an extended postscript--is a general essay on the philosophy of mind, oriented to philosophical and psychological questions about real as well as imagined, robots and machines. The second edition retains all of the essays from the original book, including Gunderson's influential critique ("The Imitation Game") of A.M. Turing's treatment of the question "Can machines think?" and his controversial distinction between program-receptive and program-resistant aspects of the mind. This edition's postscript includes further reflections on these themes and others, and relates them to recent writings of other philosophers and computer scientists.

Atlas of Woody Plants in China (Hardcover, Edition.): Jingyun Fang, Zhiheng Wang, Zhiyao Tang Atlas of Woody Plants in China (Hardcover, Edition.)
Jingyun Fang, Zhiheng Wang, Zhiyao Tang
R13,521 Discovery Miles 135 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Atlas of Woody Plants in China: Distribution and Climate documents the spatially-explicit county-level distribution of all 11,405 woody plants in China, together with life form information for most species. It also provides climate information for each species, with the county-level average and range of 12 climatic indices and of vegetation net primary productivity. It is the first and largest comprehensive atlas in the world for the distribution of China 's plants and was compiled on the basis of almost all related literature published throughout China.

The atlas should serve as an indispensable handbook for all those who are interested in the plants, ecology, geography, environment, horticulture, and silviculture of China and East Asia.

Dr. Jingyun Fang is a Cheung Kong Professor at the Department of Ecology, Peking University, China. Dr. Zhiheng Wang and Dr. Zhiyao Tang are both ecologists working at the same institute.

Tin Pan Alley - An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song (Hardcover, New Ed): David A Jasen Tin Pan Alley - An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song (Hardcover, New Ed)
David A Jasen
R2,503 Discovery Miles 25 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


For nearly a century, New York's famous 'Tin Pan Alley' was the centre of popular music publishing in the US. It was where song writing became a profession and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Covering the full history of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings in the 1860s to its demise following World War II, this is the first resource to identify its major publishers, composers, lyricists, singers, dances and bands. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include names, birth and death dates, brief biographies and bibliographical listings. This will be an eminently useful reference work for libraries catering to music teachers, students, professors, musicians, writers and fans of popular song.

 Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (Paperback, 2nd Ed Reissue): Charles Rycroft Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (Paperback, 2nd Ed Reissue)
Charles Rycroft
R230 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R73 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Charles Rycroft's Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis is an established reference work providing clear definitions and critical discussions of the technical terms used in psychoanalysis.

Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns and Designs - Volume Four (Paperback): Poakalani Serrao Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns and Designs - Volume Four (Paperback)
Poakalani Serrao
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): John Feather, Paul Sturges International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
John Feather, Paul Sturges
R4,564 Discovery Miles 45 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web.
The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203403304

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Anatomical Chart Laminated (Poster, 2nd Revised edition): Anatomical Chart Company Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Anatomical Chart Laminated (Poster, 2nd Revised edition)
Anatomical Chart Company
R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Flora of Siberia, Vol. 5 - Salicaceae-Amaranthaceae (Hardcover): L.I. Malyschev, I.M. Krasnoborov Flora of Siberia, Vol. 5 - Salicaceae-Amaranthaceae (Hardcover)
L.I. Malyschev, I.M. Krasnoborov
R2,452 Discovery Miles 24 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume supplies keys to all the plant families of Siberia. The text covers taxonomy and chorology of the families of salicaceae and amaranthaceae.

Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (Paperback): J. K. Petersen Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (Paperback)
J. K. Petersen
R4,270 Discovery Miles 42 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Within a few short years, fiber optics has skyrocketed from an interesting laboratory experiment to a billion-dollar industry. But with such meteoric growth and recent, exciting advances, even references published less than five years ago are already out of date. The Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary fills a gap in the literature by providing instructors, hobbyists, and top-level engineers with an accessible, current reference. From the author of the best-selling Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, this comprehensive reference includes fundamental physics, basic technical information for fiber splicing, installation, maintenance, and repair, and follow-up information for communications and other professionals using fiber optic components. Well-balanced, well-researched, and extensively cross-referenced, it also includes hundreds of photographs, charts, and diagrams that clarify the more complex ideas and put simpler ideas into their applications context. Fiber optics is a vibrant field, not just in terms of its growth and increasing sophistication, but also in terms of the people, places, and details that make up this challenging and rewarding industry. In addition to furnishing an authoritative, up-to-date resource for relevant industry definitions, this dictionary introduces many exciting recent applications as well as hinting at emerging future technologies.

Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience 2019 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience 2019 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R316 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fourth edition of Gambero Rosso's Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience features a selection of the best Italian food and beverage producers. This is the only guide in the sector classified according to product category to bring together over 1200 exceptional entities ready and willing to export a range of quality items. The guide includes a section on the best fresh fruit and vegetables, indicating the relative producer consortia and associations, making it an indispensable tool for foodies, but especially for industry players wanting to promote the best of 'Made in Italy', and for the 50,000 buyers who participate annually in Gambero Rosso's international events.

The 12 Volt Bible for Boats (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Miner K. Brotherton The 12 Volt Bible for Boats (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Miner K. Brotherton; Revised by Ed Sherman; Ed Sherman
R393 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R90 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This complete indroduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps is written for boaters who are not skilled electricians. It explains how 12-volt systems work, how to maintain them in a good operating condition, how to recognize an electrical problem and how to troubleshoot that problem. This second edition has been updated to include the latest on marine batteries, charges, inverters, new wiring conventions, alternative energy sources and modern test gear.

RF and Microwave Semiconductor Device Handbook (Hardcover): Mike Golio RF and Microwave Semiconductor Device Handbook (Hardcover)
Mike Golio
R2,972 Discovery Miles 29 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Offering a single volume reference for high frequency semiconductor devices, this handbook covers basic material characteristics, system level concerns and constraints, simulation and modeling of devices, and packaging. Individual chapters detail the properties and characteristics of each semiconductor device type, including: Varactors, Schottky diodes, transit-time devices, BJTs, HBTs, MOSFETs, MESFETs, and HEMTs. Written by leading researchers in the field, the RF and Microwave Semiconductor Device Handbook provides an excellent starting point for programs involving development, technology comparison, or acquisition of RF and wireless semiconductor devices.

Chronology of Western Classical Music, 1751-2000 (Hardcover): Charles John Hall Chronology of Western Classical Music, 1751-2000 (Hardcover)
Charles John Hall
R5,173 Discovery Miles 51 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


A complete chronology of western classical music, covering the musically fruitful period 1751 to 2000. Entries are arranged by year and include historical highlights, art and literature highlights, births and deaths of pivotal composers, singers, performers, craftsmen, publishers, musical debuts, new positions, prizes and honours awarded, biographical highlights, cultural beginnings, musical literature and compositions.
Whether you are looking for information on Bach, Haydn, Mozart, the New York Harmonic Society, Berlioz, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, the Toronto Musical Society, Humperdink, Souza or a host of others, this two-volume set will be the first and last place you look.

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