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Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall; Type: Book The study of the 516 drawings which make up the Byrom collection, once the prized possession of an 18th century secret society, include plans for the original Globe Theatre, the Rose and five other Elizabethan playhouses, designs for medieval Templar churches, early precision instruments and even a hidden mystical numerology in the layout of Westminster Abbey. In all a remarkable insight into the emergence of science from its ...
Very Good. The Nightway chant is a Navajo healing ceremonial that extends over several days and incorporates songs, prayers, sandpaintings and the use of sacred material objects such as masks. This is the first substantive study of the ceremonial in fifty years, the text traces the history and genealogies of Nightway medicine men together with the history of the recording and documentation of the chantway by non-Navajo observers. 22 colour plates of previously unpublished sandpainting ...
Like New. This guide to the natural history of Australian granites considers their history, biology, beauty and recreational potential. It covers the importance of protecting their ecosystems, and how unusual they are as habitats for plants and animals.132pp.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Date published: 2001-08-01
Description: Like New. Of interest to specialists in the fields of sociology, western and urban history, ethnic studies, political science and pluralistic social relations. From 1880, when the railroad reached Santa Fe, to the early 1990s, the city was transformed from a territorial outpost to a modern community. This book focuses on what changes over the past 110 years have meant to the city's inhabitants. The result is a readable, captivating social history centred on the essence of Santa Fe--the lives ... Read More
Edition: UK edition
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
Date published: 2001-01-24
Description: Very Good. This text contains eight works on some contemporary problems of condensed matter physics, contributed by researchers from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Germany and the U.S. The topics include the spectrum of quasiregular heterostructures; tailoring empirical tight-binding models for semiconductor. 252pp. Read More
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Date published: 2001-04-15
Description: Very Good. Not only a thorough exploration of autistic gifts, also a book which reaches radical conclusions on the very nature of talent and its relationship to intelligence. Slight dent to right hand edge of front board, and to right hand edge of spine, d/j similarly slightly dented.188pp. Read More
Description: Good. An introduction to the field of cultural studies, which charts the subject's development in both Britain and the USA. The text investigates the establishment of cultural history, and examines the contribution of structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and critical theory. Slightly twisted.212pp. Read More
Description: Very Good. In this unauthorised biography, the most authoritative ever written about the controversial Supreme Court Justice, Andrew Peyton Thomas (no relation) explores Clarence Thomas' remarkable rise from a childhood of poverty in segregated Georgia to the nation's highest court. In his attempt to understand what drives the elusive and sometimes enigmatic Justice, the author located and conducted the first-ever interview with Clarence Thomas' father, as well as interviews with his mother, ... Read More
Description: Very Good. The most significant trends, tendencies and breakthroughs in the use of the sculptural medium are analysed in this volume along with a sampling of the works of individual artists. The first section has essays by young Indian art historians, critics and theorists on trends in mainstream sculpture of the 1980's and '90's. Section II critically reviews the notion of mainstream 'avant garde' in the Indian context. In the final section this volume features a photographc portfolio of the ... Read More