The Scientific Renaissance: 1450-1630 (The Rise of Modern by Marie Boas

By Marie Boas

Stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully offered, this research explores the early levels of the clinical revolution. A famous historian of technological know-how examines the Copernican revolution, the anatomical paintings of Vesalius, the paintings of Paracelsus, Harvey's discovery of the circulatory system, the results of Galileo's telescopic discoveries, and masses extra.

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The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and by Elena Woodacre

By Elena Woodacre

The 5 queens of Navarre have been the most important staff of woman sovereigns in a single eu realm throughout the heart a while, yet they're principally unknown past a neighborhood viewers. This survey fills this scholarly lacuna, focusing quite on problems with woman succession, company, and power-sharing dynamic among the queens and their male consorts.

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The Estrangement of the Past; A Study in the Origins of by Anthony Kemp

By Anthony Kemp

During this strikingly daring and unique paintings, Kemp argues that the Western inspiration of time reversed itself among the fourteenth and the eighteenth century from a static and syncretic picture of a temporal global within which all time is uniform, the prior is the arbiter of fact and all inherited wisdom is endlessly possible, and no secrets and techniques lie hidden in time ready to be printed to a destiny age; to a dynamic and supersessive version of heritage within which the earlier dispenses in simple terms lack of expertise and mistake. Kemp describes those adversarial historic worlds, those "time texts," and lines the transition among them, its mechanism, and its motivation, concluding via drawing out the epistemological outcomes of supersessive historical past for the trendy mind.

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Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers by J. Sutherland

By J. Sutherland

Drawing on wide examine, John Sutherland builds up a desirable photo of the cultural, social and advertisement elements influencing the content material and construction of Victorian fiction, discussing significant writers resembling Collins, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray and Trollope along writers additionally highly regarded with the analyzing public - Reade, Lytton and Mrs Humphry Ward - yet whose reputation has no longer persisted. Richly informative at the Victorian literary and cultural scene, this new reissue of John Sutherland's vital 1995 learn is key interpreting for all these drawn to the evolution of the Victorian novel, and incorporates a new Preface situating the publication in present study being conducted at the historical past of the e-book and print tradition.

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Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650, by Clodagh Tait

By Clodagh Tait

This ebook is the 1st specific exam of demise in early glossy eire. It offers with the method of demise, the behavior of funerals, the association of burials, the non-public and public commemoration of the lifeless, and concepts concerning the afterlife. It additional considers ways that the dwelling formed ceremonies of loss of life and the reputations of the lifeless to help their very own ends.

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Modern Methods for Epidemiology by Graham R. Law, Rosie Green, George T. H. Ellison (auth.),

By Graham R. Law, Rosie Green, George T. H. Ellison (auth.), Yu-Kang Tu, Darren C. Greenwood (eds.)

Routine functions of complicated statistical equipment on actual information became attainable within the final ten years simply because machine pcs became even more robust and less expensive. in spite of the fact that, right figuring out of the demanding statistical thought in the back of these tools continues to be crucial for proper software and interpretation, and barely obvious within the clinical literature. smooth equipment for Epidemiology offers a concise creation to fresh improvement in statistical methodologies for epidemiological and biomedical researchers. lots of those equipment became indispensible instruments for researchers operating in epidemiology and drugs yet are hardly mentioned in information by means of regular textbooks of biostatistics or epidemiology. individuals of this publication are skilled researchers and specialists of their respective fields. This textbook presents an exceptional place to begin in the event you are new to epidemiology, and for these trying to find advice in additional smooth statistical techniques to observational epidemiology. Epidemiological and biomedical researchers who desire to triumph over the mathematical barrier of employing these ways to their examine will locate this ebook an available and worthy reference for self-learning and learn. This ebook is usually a superb resource for instructing postgraduate scholars in scientific facts or epidemiology.

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Modern Approaches to Plasticity by D. Kolymbas

By D. Kolymbas

Constitutive modelling of granulate fabrics has completed major growth in recent years even though a few demanding difficulties nonetheless stay to be solved. some of the 35 contributions during this quantity are dedicated to modelling yet there also are papers investigating the phenomena to be modelled. for example, there are experiences on numerous facets of the behaviour of granulates that are mere fabric homes whereas different features are concerning the ill-posedness of the corresponding boundary worth difficulties. The paintings offers a complete and recent treatise at the conception of plasticity in granular fabrics, including lots of resolution equipment and functions. the amount is meant for researchers and training engineers who desire to improve their wisdom during this swiftly increasing box.

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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First by H. W. Fowler

By H. W. Fowler

No booklet had extra effect on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of contemporary English utilization. It quickly turned the traditional paintings of reference for the proper use of English when it comes to selection of phrases, grammar, and elegance. a lot enjoyed for his enterprise critiques, ardour, and dry humor, Fowler has stood the try of time and continues to be thought of by means of many to be the easiest arbiter of excellent practice.
Now Oxford is bringing again the unique long-out-of-print first version of this liked paintings, better with a brand new advent by way of one in every of today's top specialists at the language, David Crystal. Drawing on a wealth of interesting examples, Crystal bargains an insightful reassessment Fowler's recognition and his position within the background of linguistic suggestion. Fowler, Crystal issues out, was once way more refined in his research of language than most folk detect and plenty of of his entries demonstrate a priority for descriptive accuracy which might do any sleek linguist proud. And even though the ebook is stuffed with his own likes and dislikes, Fowler's prescriptivism is mostly clever and reasoned. Crystal concludes warmly that Fowler used to be like "an endearingly eccentric, schoolmasterly personality, pushed now and then to exasperation by means of the infelicities of his wayward students, yet continually in need of the simplest for them and hoping to supply the simplest tips for them.... He may possibly shake his stick at us, yet we by no means consider we're truly going to be beaten."
In the concluding component to the e-book, Crystal examines approximately three hundred entries intimately, deals a latest viewpoint on them, and exhibits how English has replaced because the Twenties. This intriguing and lengthy awaited re-release of 1 of the vintage works of English reference will satisfaction each person attracted to language.

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