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Political and Economic Transition in Russia: Predatory Raiding, Privatization Reforms, and Property Rights
Political and Economic Transition in Russia: Predatory Raiding, Privatization Reforms, and Property Rights

This book analyzes privatization reforms, property rights, and raiders in post-Soviet Russia. The author surveys the existing literature in the context of predatory raiding in Russia and introduces the notion and concept of this phenomena; he suggests that the study may serve as an explanatory model for corporate, property, and land...

One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the
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The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not.

"AN EXCELLENT BOOK." —Wall Street Journal • "INCREDIBLE." — John U. Bacon •...

Frommer's Moscow and St. Petersburg (Frommer's Complete)
Frommer's Moscow and St. Petersburg (Frommer's Complete)

Russia breathes superlatives: the world’s biggest country; its largest supplier of natural gas and second-largest oil producer; home of the planet’s longest railroads, busiest subway system (Moscow’s), and one of its deepest, biggest, and oldest lakes (Baikal, in Siberia). It even boasts balmy beach resorts (on the Black...

Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics

In this follow-up to her bestselling Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen's boudoir. Impeccably researched, filled with page-turning romance, passion, and scandal, Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most...

Astrophysical Lasers
Astrophysical Lasers
`A book of great educational value for graduate students and professional astronomers. ' Professor Dame Carole Jordan, University of Oxford

Progress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular
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Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first...

The History of Approximation Theory: From Euler to Bernstein
The History of Approximation Theory: From Euler to Bernstein

The problem of approximating a given quantity is one of the oldest challenges faced by mathematicians. Its increasing importance in contemporary mathematics has created an entirely new area known as Approximation Theory. The modern theory was initially developed along two divergent schools of thought: the Eastern or Russian group, employing...

Russian Avant-Garde (Art of Century)
Russian Avant-Garde (Art of Century)
The Russian Avant-Garde was born at the turn of the 20th century in pre-revolutionary Russia. Intellectual and cultural turmoil had then reached a peak and provided fertile soil for the formation of the movement. For many artists influenced by European art, the movement represented a way of liberating themselves from the social and aesthetic...
The Grammaticalization of Give + Infinitive  A Comparative Study of Russian, Polish, and Czech   TILSM  256 (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs)
The Grammaticalization of Give + Infinitive A Comparative Study of Russian, Polish, and Czech TILSM 256 (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs)

The study analyses the grammaticalization of 'give' with infinitive in causative and modal constructions in the closely related Slavic languages Russian, Polish and Czech. Drawing on extensive diachronic and synchronic corpus data, the study combines a detailed analysis of the current use of these constructions with a reconstruction...

From Russia with Tough Love: Pavel's Kettlebell Workout for a Femme Fatale
From Russia with Tough Love: Pavel's Kettlebell Workout for a Femme Fatale

In Russia, kettlebells have long been revered as the fitness-tool of choice for Olympic athletes, elite special forces and martial artists. The kettlebell’s ballistic movement challenges the body to achieve an unparalleled level of physical conditioning and overall strength.

But until now, the astonishing benefits of the...

Knowledge Processing and Data Analysis: First International Conference, KONT 2007, Novosibirsk, Russia
Knowledge Processing and Data Analysis: First International Conference, KONT 2007, Novosibirsk, Russia

This volume collects the proceedings of two related international conferences on foundations and practical applications of mathematical methods of data analysis, of Formal Concept Analysis and of methods for information extraction from natural language texts. The first conference, named Knowledge - Ontology - Theory 2007 (KONT 2007),...

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