Under the Spell of Landau: When Theoretical Physics Was Shaping Destinies
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Under the Spell of Landau

Reading this book is like being invited into the club of these Russian guys! There are a lot of them besides Landau himself. What we call the Kremlin they call the Moscow Kremlin, for example. Until recently it was impossible to find out about the work of these guys without going there.

Mathematik Verstehen: Philosophische und Didaktische Perspektiven
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Mathematik Verstehen: Philosophische und Didaktische Perspektiven

In diesem Sammelband werden aus philosophischer und aus didaktischer Perspektive Fragen diskutiert wie: Was bedeutet es, einen mathematischen Sachverhalt zu verstehen? Wie entsteht Verstehen von Mathematik im Lernprozess? (Wie) können wir Mathematikunterricht verstehen? Wie lässt sich schließlich Mathematik als Ganzes verstehen, und was trägt ein solches Verstehen zu menschlichem Verstehen allgemein bei? Das Buch fördert eine breite ...

No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776
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No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776

Dismantling the myths of United States isolationism and exceptionalism, No Higher Law is a sweeping history and analysis of American policy toward the Western Hemisphere and Latin America from independence to the present. From the nation's earliest days, argues Brian Loveman, U.S. leaders viewed and treated Latin America as a crucible in which to test foreign policy and from which to expand American global influence. Loveman demonstr...

Warfare in the Eighteenth Century
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Warfare in the Eighteenth Century

This volume covers all the major conflicts of the 18th century. In the west, this includes the Wars of European Succession, the American War of Independence and the French Revolution. In the east, it covers China's conquests of Mongolia, Sinkiang and Tibet, Russia's advances against Islam in the Balkans, and the Afghan invasion of Persia and India. The conflict between Native Americans and settlers is also studied. It is an account o...

High Performance Polymers (Plastics Design Library)
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High Performance Polymers (Plastics Design Library)

This book presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers, pertaining specifically to recent developments from the chemistry and engineering perspective. All introductory, monomer, polymerization and fabrication techniques are reviewed, and basic information is provided to help demystify the more advanced material. Chapters are arranged according to chemical co...

Classical Mechanics (Physics)
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Classical Mechanics (Physics)

This book presents an updated treatment of the dynamics of particles and particle systems suitable for students preparing for advanced study of physics and closely related fields, such as astronomy and the applied engineering sciences. Compared to older books on this subject, the mathematical treatment has been updated for the study of more advanced topics in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and nonlinear and orbital mechani...

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents GMAT Preparation Guide, 4th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guides)
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Fractions, Decimals, and Percents GMAT Preparation Guide, 4th Edition

The Fractions, Decimals, & Percents Guide provides an in-depth look at the variety of GMAT questions that test your knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percents. It will teach you to see the connections among these part-whole relationships and practice implementing strategic shortcuts. Each chapter builds comprehensive content understanding by providing rules, strategies, and in-depth examples of how the GMAT tests a given topi...

Biology and management of Bactrocera and related fruit flies
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Biology and management of Bactrocera and related fruit flies

Throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific, and increasingly in Africa, the primary horticultural insect pests are fruit flies belonging to the genera Bactrocera, Zeugodacus and Dacus (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini). The Dacini is a hugely diverse clade of nearly 900 species endemic to the rainforests of Asia, Australia and the western Pacific, and the savannas and woodlands of Africa. All these species lay their eggs into fleshy frui...

Penguins in the Desert
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Penguins in the Desert

Most of us wouldn’t think to look for penguins in a hot desert, but every year along a windswept edge of coastal Patagonia, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to rear their young at Punta Tombo, Argentina. It is the largest penguin colony in the world outside of Antarctica, and for the past three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has followed them there. Eric Wagner joined her team for six months in 2008, and in Penguin...