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The Central Nervous System
The Central Nervous System

The Central Nervous System: Structure and Function, Fourth Edition continues the tradition of one of the most respected textbooks in clinical neuroscience by providing medical students the knowledge and understanding of neuroscience as a basis for clinical thinking. While remaining concise and easy to read, the text encourages...

Art History: A Very Short Introduction
Art History: A Very Short Introduction

This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues in the field of art history, using a wide range of well-known examples. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history.

Other topics covered include the canon of
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London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century
London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century
`This book has a truly exciting set of fifteen chapters... This is a well-integrated volume that should be in the library of every economic historian who deals with international banking and finance in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. I read it with great absorption and delight.' Mira Wilkins, EH.NET

London and
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The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?
The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?

Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz takes the reader on a fascinating trip one hundred million years into the future--long after the human race becomes extinct--to explore what will remain of our brief but dramatic sojourn on Earth. He describes how geologists in the far future might piece together the history of the planet, and slowly decipher the...

The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future
The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future

The MBA is probably the hottest ticket among the current university graduate degree offerings--every year, more than 120,000 students enroll in MBA programs in the United States, and the estimates in Europe do not lag far behind. In addition, job prospects have never looked better for business school graduates; corporations are hiring more...

Voice and Audio Compression for Wireless Communications
Voice and Audio Compression for Wireless Communications
"I recommend this book as a useful reference on voice and audio compression for wireless communication." (Computing Reviews, June 10, 2008)

Voice communications remains the most important facet of mobile radio services, which may be delivered over conventional fixed links, the Internet or wireless channels. This
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Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity
Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity
Christine M. Korsgaard presents an account of the foundation of practical reason and moral obligation. Moral philosophy aspires to understand the fact that human actions, unlike the actions of the other animals, can be morally good or bad, right or wrong. Few moral philosophers, however, have exploited the idea that actions might be morally good or...
The Greek Wars: The Failure of Persia
The Greek Wars: The Failure of Persia
THE viewpoint of this book is no longer novel, and the concerns of scholars are different from what they were over four decades ago when I began to lecture on Xenophon and on the Persian Wars. One must salute above all Pierre Briant, but also Amelie Kuhrt and the late Heleen Sancisi-Weerdenburg, to whom all students are much beholden not only for...
The Language of Empire: Rome and the Idea of Empire From the Third Century BC to the Second Century AD
The Language of Empire: Rome and the Idea of Empire From the Third Century BC to the Second Century AD
The Roman Empire has been an object of fascination for the past two millennia, and the story of how a small city in central Italy came to dominate the whole of the Mediterranean basin, most of modern Europe and the lands of Asia Minor and the Middle East, has often been told. It has provided the model for European empires from Charlemagne to Queen...
Understanding Vineyard Soils
Understanding Vineyard Soils
Terroir connotes a sense of place that imparts a distinctive character to wine. A central component of terroir is the soil and its immediate surroundings. Thus, an understanding of the basic properties of soils and how they function as a "living skin" on the earth's surface is of fundamental importance to grape growers and winemakers....
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America examines the subjects, motives, and personal and intellectual origins of conservative historians who were also successful public intellectuals. In their search for a persuasive and wide appeal, conservatives depended until at least the 1960s upon history and historians to provide...
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It discusses the main topics of moral philosophy as they have developed historically, including: the human good, human nature, justice, friendship, and morality; the methods of moral inquiry;...

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