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Okładka książki: Luba 
Mary Roberts, Allen F. Roberts. Luba: Visions of Africa. 5 Continents Editions 2007. ISBN 978-8874392971

This lavishly illustrated book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics, the symbolism of the female image, and how Luba history is passed on through art. Part of the Visions in Africa series.

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Okładka książki: Lobi 
Daniela Bognolo: Lobi: Visions of Africa. 5 Continents Editions 2007. ISBN 978-8874393503

Western Africa's Lobi are known for their sculpture art of ancestral cult objects as well as figures used in private practices. Featured in this book, part of the Visions of Africa series, is a selection of Lobi masterpieces from such prestigious collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the British Museum of London.

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Okładka książki: Chokwe

Boris Wastiau. Chokwe (Visions of Africa); 5 Continents Editions; 2006, ISBN 978-8874392933

This introduction to the visual art of one of the most renowned peoples of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo deals exclusively with sculpture. After providing a brief history of the Chokwe, the different chapters examine the figurines used in the ritual of divination, the statuary connected with the humba possession cults, antique (eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) classical statuary referred to as of the native land, court items, privileges of the warrior aristocracy, and wooden masks linked to the chieftianship and the initiation rites of circumcision.

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Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry

Okładka książki: Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry 
Stanley E. Manahan : Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition. CRC; 2008. ISBN- 978-1420052671

The book provides a basic course in chemical science, including the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The author uses real-life examples from environmetnal chemistry, green chemistry, and related areas while maintaining brevity and simplicity in his explanation of concepts. Building on this foundation, the book covers environmental chemistry, broadly defined to include sustainability aspects, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and related areas. 

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Chemoinformatics: An Approach to Virtual Screening

Okładka książki: Chemoinformatics: An Approach to Virtual Screening
Chemoinformatics: An Approach to Virtual Screening ed. Alexandre Varnek, Alex Tropsha. Royal Society of Chemistry 2008. ISBN-  978-0854041442

This book is the first monograph that summarizes innovative applications of efficient chemoinformatics approaches towards the goal of screening large chemical libraries. The focus on virtual screening expands chemoinformatics beyond its traditional boundaries as a synthetic and data-analytical area of research towards its recognition as a predictive and decision support scientific discipline. 

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Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry

Okładka książki: Chemistry³: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
Andy Burrows, Andy Parsons , Gareth Price: Chemistry3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Oxford University Press 2009. ISBN- 978-0199277896

Uniquely amongst the introductory chemistry texts currently available, Chemistry is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - coverage that is uniformly authoritative throughout. A special feature is the mechanistic approach to organic chemistry, rather than the old- fashioned 'functional group' approach. 

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