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  • Love in the Western World

    Love in the Western World
    av Denis De Rougemont

    Häftad - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691013930

    In this classic work, often described as "The History of the Rise, Decline, and Fall of the Love Affair," Denis de Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood. At the heart of his ever-relevant inquir…

  • The Coming of the Greeks

    The Coming of the Greeks
    av Robert Drews

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691029511

    When did the Indo-Europeans enter the lands that they occupied during historical times? And, more specifically, when did the Greeks come to Greece? Robert Drews brings together the evidence--historical, linguistic, and archaeological--to tackle thes…

  • Normal Accidents

    Normal Accidents
    av Charles Perrow

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691004129

    Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety--building in more warnings and safeguards--fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitabl…

  • The Formation of Christendom

    The Formation of Christendom
    av Judith Herrin

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691008318

    In a lucid history of what used to be termed "the Dark Ages," Judith Herrin outlines the origins of Europe from the end of late antiquity to the coronation of Charlemagne. She shows that the clash between nascent Islam and stubburn Byzantium was the…

  • Democracy and Difference

    Democracy and Difference

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691044781

    The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Sovie…

  • A New History of Classical Rhetoric

    A New History of Classical Rhetoric
    av George A. Kennedy

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691000596

    George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World…

  • In the Shadow of Olympus

    In the Shadow of Olympus
    av Eugene N. Borza

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691008806

    In tracing the emergence of the Macedonian kingdom from its origins as a Balkan backwater to a major European and Asian power, Eugene Borza offers to specialists and lay readers alike a revealing account of a relatively unexplored segment of ancient…

  • Embedded Autonomy

    Embedded Autonomy
    av Peter B. Evans

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691037363

    In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters i…

  • The Clash of Gods

    The Clash of Gods
    av Thomas F. Mathews

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691009391

    Between the third and sixth centuries, the ancient gods, goddesses, and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for a millennium were replaced by a new imagery of Christ and his saints. Thomas Mathews explores the many different, often…

  • Vladimir Nabokov

    Vladimir Nabokov
    av Brian Boyd

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691024714

    The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.

  • Analogies at War

    Analogies at War
    av Yuen Foong Khong

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691025353

    From World War I to Operation Desert Storm, American policymakers have repeatedly invoked the "lessons of history" as they contemplated taking their nation to war. Do these historical analogies actually shape policy, or are they primarily tools of p…

  • Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

    Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691014982

    Aimed at deepening our understanding of the Poetics, this collection places Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. In these twenty-one essays, philosophers and classicists explore the corpus of Aristotle's work in order…

  • Unnatural Doubts

    Unnatural Doubts
    av Michael Williams

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691011158

    In Unnatural Doubts, Michael Williams constructs a masterly polemic against the very idea of epistemology, as traditionally conceived. Although philosophers have often found problems in efforts to study the nature and limits of human knowledge, Will…

  • An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing

    An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing
    av Robin Derricourt

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691037097

    Directed specifically to the needs of academic authors, this realistic handbook is a guide to publishing success for both beginning and seasoned scholars. Robin Derricourt uses an immensely readable series of informal letters to provide a fund of pr…

  • Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800

    Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691008400

    The Description for this book, Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800, will be forthcoming.

  • Princeton Problems in Physics with Solutions

    Princeton Problems in Physics with Solutions
    av Nathan Newbury

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691024493

    Aimed at helping the physics student to develop a solid grasp of basic graduate-level material, this book presents worked solutions to a wide range of informative problems. These problems have been culled from the preliminary and general examination…

  • Richard Strauss and His World

    Richard Strauss and His World

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691027623

    Strongly influencing European musical life from the 1880s through the First World War and remaining highly productive into the 1940s, Richard Strauss enjoyed a remarkable career in a constantly changing artistic and political climate. This volume pr…

  • Fearful Symmetry

    Fearful Symmetry
    av Northrop Frye

    Häftad - 1969 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691012919

    This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to…

  • A Phoenix in the Ashes

    A Phoenix in the Ashes
    av John Hull Mollenkopf

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691036731

    In the years following its near-bankruptcy in 1976 until the end of the 1980s, New York City came to epitomize the debt-driven, deal-oriented, economic boom of the Reagan era. Exploring the interplay between social structural change and political po…

  • The Abolitionist Legacy

    The Abolitionist Legacy
    av James M. McPherson

    Häftad - 1976 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691100395

    Building on arguments presented in The Struggle for Equality, James McPherson shows that many abolitionists did not retreat from Reconstruction, as historical accounts frequently lead us to believe, but instead vigorously continued the battle for bl…

  • The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

    The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
    av John B. Dunlop

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691001739

    This is the first work to set one of the great bloodless revolutions of the twentieth century in its proper historical context. John Dunlop pays particular attention to Yeltsin's role in opposing the covert resurgence of Communist interests in post-…

  • From Clocks to Chaos

    From Clocks to Chaos
    av Leon Glass

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691084961

    In an important new contribution to the literature of chaos, two distinguished researchers in the field of physiology probe central theoretical questions about physiological rhythms. Topics discussed include: How are rhythms generated? How do they s…

  • Arab Seafaring

    Arab Seafaring
    av George F. Hourani

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691000329

    In this classic work George Hourani deals with the history of the sea trade of the Arabs in the Indian Ocean from its obscure origins many centuries before Christ to the time of its full extension to China and East Africa in the ninth and tenth cent…

  • The Book of Naturalists

    The Book of Naturalists

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691024080

    Anyone curious about animals, nature, or the history of biology will find much of interest in this ample and varied collection. Reflecting his infectious enthusiasm for "the best natural history," Beebe's personal assortment of favorites includes ex…

  • Furta Sacra

    Furta Sacra
    av Patrick J. Geary

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691008622

    To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised edition of Furta Sacra, Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for these acts…

  • Launching Europe

    Launching Europe
    av Stacia E. Zabusky

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691029726

    In this first ethnographic study of the European Space Agency, Stacia Zabusky explores the complex processes involved in cooperation on space science missions in the contemporary context of European integration. Zabusky argues that the practice of c…

  • A Natural History of Amphibians

    A Natural History of Amphibians
    av Robert C. Stebbins

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691102511

    This is a book for all readers who want to learn about amphibians, the animal group that includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. It draws on many years of classroom teaching, laboratory experience, and field observation by the authors. R…

  • The Symbolic Quest

    The Symbolic Quest
    av Edward C. Whitmont

    Häftad - 1979 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691024547

    This book explores the use and development of man's symbolizing capacities-those qualities that make him distinctly human. Dr. Whitmont describes the symbolic approach to a dream, which takes into account a symptom's meaning in reference to an unfol…

  • The Naturalist in Britain

    The Naturalist in Britain
    av David Elliston Allen

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691036328

    At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen's The Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Her…

  • To Infinity and Beyond

    To Infinity and Beyond
    av Eli Maor

    Pocket - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691025117

    Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to…

  • Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic

    Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic
    av William G. McLoughlin

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691006277

    The Cherokees, the most important tribe in the formative years of the American Republic, became the test case for the Founding Fathers' determination to Christianize and "civilize" all Indians and to incorporate them into the republic as full citize…

  • The Making of Urban America

    The Making of Urban America
    av John William Reps

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691006185

    This comprehensive survey of urban growth in America has become a standard work in the field. From the early colonial period to the First World War, John Reps explores to what extent city planning has been rooted in the nation's tradition, showing t…

  • Before the Melting Pot

    Before the Melting Pot
    av Joyce D. Goodfriend

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691037875

    From its earliest days under English rule, New York City had an unusually diverse ethnic makeup, with substantial numbers of Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Jewish immigrants, as well as a large African-American population. Joyc…

  • Conquest of Violence

    Conquest of Violence
    av Joan Valerie Bondurant

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691022819

    When Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948 by an assassin's bullet, the most potent legacy he left to the world was the technique of satyagraha (literally, holding on to the Truth). His "experiments with Truth" were far from complete at the time of his death,…

  • Made to Measure

    Made to Measure
    av Philip Ball

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691009759

    Made to Measure introduces a general audience to one of today's most exciting areas of scientific research: materials science. Philip Ball describes how scientists are currently inventing thousands of new materials, ranging from synthetic skin, bloo…

  • The Nature of Rationality

    The Nature of Rationality
    av Robert Nozick

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691020969

    Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick conti…

  • The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

    The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory
    av Elisabeth A. Lloyd

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691000466

    Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropr…

  • Demokratia

    Demokratia

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691011080

    This book is the result of a long and fruitful conversation among practitioners of two very different fields: ancient history and political theory. The topic of the conversation is classical Greek democracy and its contemporary relevance. The ninete…

  • Thinking about Physics

    Thinking about Physics
    av Roger G. Newton

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691095530

    Physical scientists are problem solvers. They are comfortable "doing" science: they find problems, solve them, and explain their solutions. Roger Newton believes that his fellow physicists might be too comfortable with their roles as solvers of prob…

  • Renaissance Thought and the Arts

    Renaissance Thought and the Arts
    av Paul Oskar Kristeller

    Häftad - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691020105

    Written by an eminent authority on the Renaissance, these classic essays deal not only with Paul Kristeller's specialty, Renaissance humanism and philosophy, but also with Renaissance theories of art. The focus of the collection is on topics such as…