Ciekawe nabytki: Czerwiec 2009



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Oxford Companion to World Mythology


Okładka książki: Oxford Companion to World Mythology


David Leeming. Oxford Companion to World Mythology. Oxford University Press 2009; ISBN 9780195387087

In The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology in history, revealing how the dreams of specific cultures add up to the larger collective story of humanity. Appealingly illustrated with nearly one hundred black-and-white halftones, the Companion provides thousands of alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of mythology including areas traditionally ignored by mythologists such as Polynesia, Africa, Native North America, Australia, and more.

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Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry


Okładka książki: Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry


Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ed. M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas , M. Carmen Polo. Springer 2009. ISBN 9780387741161

The aim of this book is to describe chemical and biochemical aspects of winemaking that are currently being researched. The authors have selected the very best experts for each of the areas. The first part of the book summarizes the most important aspects of winemaking technology and microbiology. The second most extensive part deals with the different groups of compounds, how these are modified during the various steps of the production process, and how they affect the wine quality, sensorial aspects, and physiological activity, etc. The third section describes undesirable alterations of wines, including those affecting quality and food safety. Finally, the treatment of data will be considered, an aspect which has not yet been tackled in any other book on enology.

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Torture and Democracy


Okładka książki: Torture and Democracy 
Darius Rejali. Torture and Democracy. Princeton University Press 2007. ISBN 9780691114224

This is the most comprehensive, and most comprehensively chilling, study of modern torture yet written. Darius Rejali, one of the world's leading experts on torture, takes the reader from the late nineteenth century to the aftermath of Abu Ghraib, from slavery and the electric chair to electrotorture in American inner cities, and from French and British colonial prison cells and the Spanish-American War to the fields of Vietnam, the wars of the Middle East, and the new democracies of Latin America and Europe.

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21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (SAGE 21st Century Reference)


Okładka książki: 21st Century Psychology


21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook. Ed. Stephen F. Davis, William F. Buskist. Sage Publications 2008. ISBN 9781412949682

Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter.

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Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants


Okładka książki: Plant Biotechnology


Adrian Slater, Nigel W. Scott, Mark R. Fowler.  Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants. Oxford University Press 2008. ISBN 9780199282616

The second edition of Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants presents a balanced, objective exploration of the technology behind genetic manipulation, and the application of this technology to the growth and cultivation of plants. The book describes the techniques underpinning genetic manipulation in a clear, lucid manner, and this influential tool is used in practice.

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Molecular Symmetry


Okładka książki: Molecular Symmetry


David Willock. Molecular Symmetry. Wiley 2009. ISBN 9780470853474

Molecular Symmetry carefully introduces this subject by combining symmetry with spectroscopy in a clear and accessible manner. Beginning with an introduction to symmetry in nature and chemistry, the text goes on to examine point groups, vibrational spectra and the description of chemical bonding based on molecular orbital theory, with appendices on background mathematics and theoretical concepts. Each chapter introduces the subject gradually through simple examples and integrated set problems to enhance student understanding.

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Molecular Modeling of Proteins (Methods in Molecular Biology)


Okładka książki: Molecular Modeling of Proteins


Molecular Modeling of Proteins (Methods in Molecular Biology) Ed. Andreas Kukol. Humana Press 2008. ISBN 9781588298645

Molecular modeling has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last 20 years, as biomolecular simulation moves from the realm of specialists to the wider academic community. Molecular Modeling of Proteins provides thorough introductions and a compilation of step- by-step methods applicable to problems faced by non-specialists – especially those new to the software packages used in molecular modeling. Tips on troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls are included in this book, along with chapters covering a wide range of subjects ranging from free energy calculation to applications for drug design.

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The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought


Okładka książki: The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought


The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought Ed. Lawrence D. Kritzman. Columbia University Press 2006. ISBN 9780231107914

With more than two hundred entries by leading intellectuals in the French- and English-speaking world, this new volume presents the authoritative guide to twentieth-century French thought. Unrivaled in its scope and depth, The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought covers and critiques the intellectual figures, movements, and publications that helped shape and define fields as diverse as history and historiography, psychoanalysis, film, literary theory, cognitive and life sciences, literary criticism, philosophy, and economics. The contributors also discuss developments in French thought on such subjects as pacifism, fashion, gastronomy, technology, and urbanism.

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Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Social Research


Okładka kziążki: Multi-Sited Ethnography
Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Social Research. ed. Mark-Anthony Falzon. Ashgate 2009. ISBN 9780754673187

In response to the challenge of combining multi-sited work with the need for depth in the study of social worlds, multi-sited ethnography has established itself in recent years as a fully-fledged research method among anthropologists and sociologists. With its exploration and development of multi-sited ethnography through a number of empirical experiences from cutting-edge research, this book presents its theoretical and practical facets, charting their development and identifying the directions of new research which uses this method as a means of examining social phenomena.

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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography


Okładka książki: New Dictionary of Scientific Biography


New Dictionary of Scientific Biography Vol 1-8. ed. Noretta Koertge. Gale 2008. ISBN 9780684313207

One of the most trusted science biography resources has been updated and expanded to include information you won’t find anywhere else. Its 775 completely new entries include scientists deceased since 1980, figures omitted from the original and "postscript" commentaries that detail new research on great scientists of the past.

   

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