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Sensory Hand Neural Mechanisms of Somatic Sensation
ISBN: HB: 9780674019744, Harvard University Press, December 2005
640 pp., 23.5x21 cm , 32 halftones, 121 line illus., 19 tables
The hand is an organ of considerable capability. With it we feel, point, and reach, we determine the texture and shape of objects we palpate, we emit and receive signs of approval, compassion, condolence, and encouragement, and, on a different regist...
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£92,00
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Quantum World Quantum Physics for Everyone
ISBN: PB: 9780674018327, Harvard University Press, October 2005
304 pp., 21.3x15.6 cm , 6 tables, 33 halftones, 52 line illus.
As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in "The Quantum World", the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an...
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£20,00
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For Love of Insects
ISBN: PB: 9780674018273, Harvard University Press, October 2005
464 pp., 23.4x20.3 cm , 31 color illus., 108 halftones, 48 line illus.
Imagine beetles ejecting defensive sprays as hot as boiling water; female moths holding their mates for ransom; caterpillars disguising themselves as flowers by fastening petals to their bodies; termites emitting a viscous glue to rally fellow soldie...
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£25,00
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On Long Winter Nights Memoirs of a Jewish Family in a Galician Township, 1870-1900
ISBN: PB: 9780674019706, Harvard University Press, September 2005
126 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm , 6 halftones, 4 line illus.
The reader is given an intimate memoir of Jewish adolescence and life from a young woman's perspective in an Eastern European shtetl at the end of the nineteenth century. Hinde Bergner, future mother of one of Yiddish literature's greatest poets and...
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£12,00
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Pushkin and His Friends The Making of a Literature and a Myth
ISBN: PB: 9780974396378, Harvard University Press, September 2005
108 pp., 27.4x22.4 cm , 27 halftones, 26 line drawings
In 1987 the Houghton Library observed the 150th anniversary of the death of Aleksandr Pushkin with an exhibition of materials drawn from the extraordinary Russian literature collection assembled by Bayard Kilgour. From this vast trove, curator John E...
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£21,00
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Humanist Comedies I Tatti Renaissance Library 19
ISBN: HB: 9780674017443, Harvard University Press, July 2005
496 pp., 21x14 cm
The five comedies included in this volume, three of which have never been translated into English, present a characteristic sampling of comic form as it was interpreted by some of the most important Latin humanists of the Quattrocento. Pier Paolo Ver...
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£19,00
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Platonic Theology, Volume 5: Books XV-XVI I Tatti Renaissance Library 17
ISBN: HB: 9780674017191, Harvard University Press, July 2005
368 pp., 21x14 cm
The "Platonic Theology" is a visionary work and the philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus who was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. A student of the Neoplatonic scho...
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£19,00
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Lyric Poetry. Etna I Tatti Renaissance Library 18
ISBN: HB: 9780674017122, Harvard University Press, July 2005
304 pp., 21x14 cm
Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), scholar and critic, was one of the most admired Latinists of his day. After some years at the court of Urbino, where he exchanged Platonic love letters with Lucrezia Borgia, he moved to Rome and served as secretary to Leo X...
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Italy Illuminated, Volume 1: Books I-IV I Tatti Renaissance Library 20
ISBN: HB: 9780674017436, Harvard University Press, July 2005
528 pp., 21x14 cm
Biondo Flavio (1392-1463), humanist and historian, was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance recovery of classical antiquity. While serving a number of the Renaissance popes, he inaugurated an extraordinary program of research into the history, inst...
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Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I: Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Books 1-4 Loeb Classical Library 16
ISBN: HB: 9780674996137, Harvard University Press, June 2005
432 pp., 16x10.8 cm
This biography of a first-century C.E. holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern...
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£18,00
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