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2006 Featured Titles

The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century 2 volume set, Revised Edition with Additions and Corrections by Igor De Rachewiltz (Brill's Inner Asian Library: Brill Academic) (Paperback) (Hardcover Individual Volume One, Volume Two) The 13th century Secret History of the Mongols, covering the great Èinggis Qan’s (1162-1227) ancestry and life, stands out as a literary monument of first magnitude. Written partly in prose and partly in epic poetry, it is the major native source on Èinggis Qan, also dealing with part of the reign of his son and successor Ögödei (1229-41). For decades students of "The Secret History of the Mongols" (the primary source on the life of Genghis Khan) have been using de Rachewiltz's indexed text and his tentative chapter-by-chapter translations. Now we have his 1500 page magnum opus. De Rachewiltz has mastered the secondary literature in all the relevant languages including Mongolian and even Hungarian, and this work is really the culmination of a century and a half of work by dozens of scholars. The Secret History of the Mongols was selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title for 2005. More

Watchmen by Alan Moore (Absolute Edition: DC Comics) graphic novels have reached a level of defusion in mass culture, that we have decided to begin reviewing some of the better ones available. Of course the other reason is that we have several reviewers who happen to be avid fans of the medium and have offered to offer general reviews on some of the newer items becoming available.
This legendary graphic novel has mystery, genuinely complex characters, amazing ideas, superb artwork, and a terrific ending. I started it knowing almost nothing of adult comics, but still having high expectations because the one thing I did know was that this book was considered a landmark. Even with demanding expectations, nothing about it disappoints. More 


The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women’s Lives, 1890-1940 by Beverly Gordon (University Tennessee Press) Excerpt: This is a book about the way American women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s enriched and added meaning to their lives through their "domestic amusements"—leisure pursuits that took place in and were largely focused on the home. They cultivated what I call a "saturated" quality, a kind of heightened experience (state, reality) that was aesthetically and sensually charged and full. These women created self-contained, enchanted "worlds" that helped feed or sustain them, usually by elaborating on their everyday tasks and responsibilities, "making them special" and transforming them into something playful and socially and emotionally satisfying. The story of their activities is in itself quite compelling, abounding with evocative images that push the imagination into high gear. The story is also a largely forgotten part of women's history, worth reclaiming because it helps us understand our foremothers' lives and teaches us to appreciate their intelligence, creativity, and agency. It is my intention to bring these ideas to the fore. More

The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century 2 volume set, Revised Edition with Additions and Corrections by Igor De Rachewiltz (Brill's Inner Asian Library: Brill Academic) (Paperback) (Hardcover Individual Volume One, Volume Two) The 13th century Secret History of the Mongols, covering the great Èinggis Qan’s (1162-1227) ancestry and life, stands out as a literary monument of first magnitude. Written partly in prose and partly in epic poetry, it is the major native source on Èinggis Qan, also dealing with part of the reign of his son and successor Ögödei (1229-41). For decades students of "The Secret History of the Mongols" (the primary source on the life of Genghis Khan) have been using de Rachewiltz's indexed text and his tentative chapter-by-chapter translations. Now we have his 1500 page magnum opus. De Rachewiltz has mastered the secondary literature in all the relevant languages including Mongolian and even Hungarian, and this work is really the culmination of a century and a half of work by dozens of scholars. The Secret History of the Mongols was selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title for 2005. More

Ecstatic Transformation: On the Uses of Alterity in the Middle Ages by Michael Uebel (The New Middle Ages: Palgrave Macmillan) studies the manner in which medieval ways of knowing the Oriental "other" were constructed around the idea of a utopic East as located in the legend and Letter of Prester John (c. 1160). The birth of utopic thinking, it argues, is tied to an understanding of alterity having as much to do with the ways the medieval West understood itself as the manner in which the foreign was mapped. Drawing upon the insights of cultural studies, film studies, and psychoanalysis, this book rethinks the contours of the known and the unknown in the medieval period. It demonstrates how the idea of otherness intersected in intricate ways with other categories of difference (spatial, gender, and religious). Scholars in the fields of history as well as literary and religious studies will be interested in the manner in which the book considers the formal dimensions of how histories of the Oriental "other" were written and lived. More

Secret Societies Of The Middle Ages: The Assassins, Templars & the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia by Thomas Keightley, James Wasserman (Weiser Books) explores the foundations of modern secret societies, examining the history and known facts of three very different organizations. More

Religion, Society, and Modernity in Turkey by Serif Mardin (Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East: Syracuse University Press) A selection of the finest essays by Serif Mardin, offering a historical and cultural analysis of the late Ottoman period and Republican Turkey. This book collects Serif Mardin’s seminal essays written throughout the span of his prolific career. Comprising some of the author’s finest and most incisive writings, these essays deal with the historical background, political travails, and socioeconomic metamorphosis of Turkey during a century of modernization. More

Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History  by Romila Thapar (Verso) An explosive account, drawing together and placing in context the many interpretations of a pivotal moment in Indian history, which dispels the myths and inventions of Hindu nationalism. More

Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Ronald G. Witt edited by Christopher S. Celenza, Kenneth Gouwens (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History: Brill Academic Publishers) comprises original contributions from 17 scholars whose work and careers Ronald Witt has touched in myriad ways. Intellectual, social, and political historians, a historian of philosophy and an art historian: specialists in various temporal and geographical regions of the Renaissance world here address specific topics reflecting some of the major themes that have woven their way through Ronald Witt’s intellectual cursus. While some essays offer fresh readings of canonical texts and explore previously unnoticed lines of filiation among them, others present "discoveries," including a hitherto "lost" text and overlooked manuscripts that are here edited for the first time. Engagement with little-known material reflects another of Witt's distinguishing characteristics: a passion for original sources. The essays are gathered under three rubrics: (1) "Politics and the Revival of Antiquity"; (2) "Humanism, Religion, and Moral Philosophy"; and (3) "Erudition and Innovation."  More

Centralization, Early Urbanization, and Colonization in First Millenium B.C. Greece and Italy by P. A. J. Attema (Bulletin Antieke Beschaving. Supplement, 9: Peeters) This volume brings together a number of case studies in the landscape archaeology of South and Cen­tral Italy by distinguished scholars writing from first-hand experience. The contributions illustrate the growing interest among Mediterranean landscape archaeologists in long-term regional trends and processes, such as the centralization of indigenous society during protohistory, the interaction between indigenous and Greek and Roman colonial culture, and the formation of the early historic landscape of town and country. The contributions also reflect the increasing sophistication of field methods and material studies as well as theoretically informed desktop studies, which now succeed in mapping a wide range of forms of permanent human settlement and ritual activity in the Italian landscape — from subsistence farms to complex urban settlements and from ritual cave sites to institutionalized sanctuarιes. Contributions by Marianne Kleibrink, Alessandro Vanzetti, Helle Horsnæs, Bert Nijboer, Gert-Jan Burgers, Peter Attema & Martijn ván Leusen. More

Nature in German History by Christof Mauch (Berghahn Books) Germany is a key test case for the burgeoning field of environmental history; in no other country has the landscape been so thoroughly politicized throughout its past as in Germany, and in no other country have ideas of `nature' figured so centrally in notions of national identity. The essays collected in this volume — the first collection on the subject in either English or German — place discussions of nature and the human relationship with nature in their political contexts. Taken together, they trace the gradual shift from a confident belief in humanity's ability to tame and manipulate the natural realm to the Umweltbewujl'tsein driving the contemporary conservation movement. Nature in German History also documents efforts to reshape the natural realm in keeping with ideological beliefs — such as the Romantic exultation of `the wild' and the Nazis' attempts to eliminate `foreign' flora and fauna — as well as the ways in which political issues have repeatedly been transformed into discussions of the environment in Germany. More

The Conservative Revolutionaries: The Protestant and Catholic Churches in Germany after Radical Political Change in the 1990s by Barbara Theriault (Monographs in German History: Berghahn Books) During the forty years of division, the Protestant and Catholic churches in Germany were the only organizations to retain strong ties and organizational structures: they embodied continuity in a country marked by discontinuity. As such, the churches were both expected to undergo smooth and rapid institutional consolidation and undertake an active role in the public realm of the new eastern German states in the 1990s. Yet critical voices were heard over the West German system of church-state relations and the public role it confers on religious organizations, and critics often expressed the idea that despite all their difficulties, something precious was lost in the collapse of the German democratic republic. Against this backdrop, the author delineates the conflicting conceptions of the Protestant and Catholic churches' public role and pays special attention to the East German model, or what is generally termed the "positive experiences of the GDR and the Wende." More

Engagement in Teaching History: Theory and Practices for Middle and Secondary Teachers by Frederick D. Drake, Lynn R. Nelson (Merrill Prentice Hall) This book offers a wealth of ideas for prospective teachers of history, from the selection of content to methods of instruction and ways to assess pupils' learning. Coverage advocates the use of a systematic approach to improving learners' “historical thinking.” It offers guidelines for involving learners in historical inquiry, teaching toward chronological thinking, encouraging deliberative discussions, and using primary sources/historical documents to ignite pupils' innate “detective” instincts and engage them in solving historical problems. For middle/secondary school science teachers, educators and aids. More

Jean Potocki-Oeuvres II: Voyage a Astrakan Et Sur LA Ligne De Caucase - Memoire Sur L'Ambassade En Chine edited by F. Rosset, D. Triaire (La Republique Des Lettres, 12: Peeters) Après les voyages a l'Ouest (Turquie, Egypte, Hollande, Maroc, Basse-Saxe: voir le volume I de notre edition), Jean Potocki tourne ses regards vers l'Orient: en 1797, il parcourt le Caucase; en 1805, it prend la route de la Chine et vers 1811, il s'enthousiasme pour la Crimée. Ces trois voyages don­nerent lieu a relation. Le texte du Voyage a Astrakan et sur la ligne du Caucase suit ici pour la première fois le manuscrit original; il est augmenté du journal adressé a Stanislas Auguste, roi de Pologne, exile a Saint-Petersbourg. Le Mémoire sur l'ambassade en Chine est suivi du Rapport sur les activités des savants places sous la direction de Potocki pendant l'ambassade. Enfin le petit texte sur le projet immobilier de Sophio-polis n'avait plus ete publié depuis sa parution confidentielle au debut du xixe siècle. More

Towards a New Map of Africa Edited by Ben Wisner, Camilla Toulmin, Rutendo Chitiga (Earthscan Publications) The year 2005 has seen Africa take centre stage on the global political agenda. The Blair Commission on Africa report was launched in March and was the focus of attention at the meeting of G8 heads of government in Scotland in July. The review of the Millennium Declaration in September at the UN General Assembly will highlight the particular difficulties faced by many African countries in making progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In November, the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention will be hosted in Montreal, which will provide yet clearer evidence for the damaging and escalating impacts of climate change on the security and livelihoods of people around the world. Foremost among those affected are communities in the least developing countries, mainly in Africa. And, in December, in Hong Kong we hope the World Trade Organization will agree a timetable for phasing out by rich country governments of subsidies on farm production and export of food-stuffs. More


Clinical Values: Emotions That Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment by Sandra Buechler (Psychoanalysis in a New Key: Analytic Press) In this refreshingly honest and open book, Sandra Buechler looks at therapeutic process issues from the standpoint of the human qualities and human resourcefulness that the therapist brings to each clinical encounter. Her concern is with the clinical values that shape the psychoanalytically oriented treatment experience. How, she asks, can one person evoke a range of values -- curiosity, hope, kindness, courage, sense of purpose, emotional balance, the ability to bear loss, and integrity - in another person and thereby promote psychological change? For Buechler, these core values, and the emotions that infuse them, are at the heart of the clinical process. They permeate the texture and tone, and shape the content, of what therapists say. They provide the framework for formulating and working toward treatment goals. And they keep the therapist emotionally alive in the face of the often draining vicissitudes of the treatment process. Clinical Values: Emotions That Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment is addressed to therapists young and old. By focusing successively on different emotion-laden values, Buechler shows how one value or another can center the therapist within the session. Taken together, these values function as a clinical compass that provides the therapist with a sense of direction and militates against the all too frequent sense of "flying by the seat of one's pants." Buechler makes clear that the values that guide treatment derive from the full range of the clinician's human experiences, and she is admirably candid in relating the personal experiences - from inside and outside the consulting room - that inform her own matrix of clinical values and her own clinical approach. A compelling record of one gifted therapist's pathway to clinical maturity, Clinical Values has a more general import: It exemplifies the variegated ways emotion informs effective psychodynamic process. More

Emotion and Reason: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision Making by Alain Berthoz, translated by Giselle Weiss (Oxford University Press) (Papercover) It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance. (Charles Darwin) We need to completely change, and perhaps even reverse, the way we think about making decisions. We are emerging from a century dominated by the power of reason. As the sine qua non of science, reason allowed us to discover the fundamental properties of matter and, armed with technology, to transplant the heart, symbol of love, from one chest to another. Reason brought us the moon, favoured muse of poets, and soon it will take us to Mars. Even now reason is enabling us to probe the brain—that extraordinary product of evolution—for the neural basis of the most sophisticated workings of cog­nition. It was reason that removed the demons believed to torment the brains of epileptic children and reason that vindicated the parents of children afflicted with disorders such as autism and schizophrenia—attributed until only recently to psycho­logical trauma—by revealing their genetic origin. Reason underpins our conviction that the decisions our doctors make, like those made by our politicians, are the result of a logical analysis of observable phenomena.
But this rational thinking—arrived from Euphrates by way of Sumer, Jerusalem, Cairo, Athens, and Rome, this curious child of the East and West, of Arabic mathemati­cians and of astronomers from every continent who taught that we can predict the very movements of the planets—cannot be said to be a product of the Age of the Enlightenment. It is stiff and impersonal. It is indifferent to the soft fog of uncertainty; it shields itself from the wonders and vagaries of the imagination, and would have us believe that the world is amenable to reckoning, that the Vietnam War can be won by the Pentagon's computers. More

Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development edited by Gavin Bremner, Alan Fogel (Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology: Blackwell Publishers) (Hardcover) This up-to-date overview of the fast-moving field of infant development covers all the major areas of interest in terms of research, applications and policy. Each of the 26 chapters is written by a leading international researcher and offers a current review of the theory and research findings in his or her particular area of expertise.
The volume is divided into four sections on perception and cognition; social, emotional and communicative development; risk factors in development; and contexts and policy issues. Integration and coherence across the Handbook are provided by editorial commentaries prefacing each section. More

Clinical Sport Psychology edited by Frank Gardner (Human Kinetics Publishers) provide readers with an assortment of tools to use in evaluating and working with athletes. The text addresses a range of athletes’ issues in an informed and integrated approach to sport psychology. Rather than focusing on one problem area, one modality of intervention, or one aspect of professional practice, Clinical Sport Psychology blends grounded theory and sound research with effective assessment and intervention practices, presenting empirically informed intervention guidelines specific to various needs of athletes. More

Hating in the First Person Plural: Psychoanalytic Essays on Racism, Homophobia, Misogyny, and Terror by Donald Moss (Other Press) In introducing this collection of 13 recently published essays, Moss argues that psychoanalytic thinking can help us understand such forms of hatred as terrorism. E.g., one contributor probes how dis-identification with the other blocks comprehension of such acts as the September 11, 2001 attacks. Others analyze actual or literary case studies. More

Somatoform Dissociation: Phenomena, Measurement, and Theoretical Issues by Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis (W. W. Norton & Company) The first comprehensive theory of somatoform dissociation. Expanding the definition of dissociation in psychiatry, Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis presents a summary of the somatoform components of dissociation—how sensory and motor functions are affected by dissociative disorders. Founded in the current view of mind-body integration, this book is essential reading for all mental health professionals engaged in the diagnosis, treatment, and study of dissociative disorders, PTSD, and other trauma-related psychiatric disorders. More

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment edited by Costas Papageorgiou, Adrian Wells (John Wiley & Sons) Depression is the most common psychological disorder incurring significant personal, social, and economic costs. Cognitive approaches have been highly influential in the conceptualization and treatment of depression. Several cognitive processes have been implicated in the development, maintenance, and recurrence/relapse of depression. In the past 15 years, persistent, recyclic, negative thinking, in the form of rumination, has attracted increasing theoretical and empirical attention as an important factor. More

Fear and Anxiety: The Benefits of Translational Research by Jack M. Gorman (American Psychiatric Association) Animals, like people, experience fear and avoidance, which can be reliably observed, quantified, and manipulated in almost all species. Remarkably, as this volume demonstrates, the neural circuits re­sponsible for the acquisition and expression of fear are conserved throughout phylogeny from rodents through nonhuman primates to humans. Thus, what is discovered about the neuroanatomy and physiology of fear in a mouse can be usefully "translated" to a hu-man with an anxiety disorder. More

Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis 2nd Edition by Herbert, Md. Spiegel, David Spiegel (American Psychiatric Association) The structure of the book parallels the sequence of treatment in an encounter with a patient. In the first section, the phenomenon of hypnosis is defined and discussed in some detail. Then, the method for administering and scoring the HIP, a 5- to 10-minute clinical assessment procedure, is presented. This procedure is crucial in our evaluation of a patient for treatment. More

The Fantasy Principle: Psychoanalysis of the Imagination by Michael Adams (Brunner-Routledge) Contemporary psychoanalysis needs less reality and more fantasy. It needs a new principle - what Michael Vannoy Adams calls the "fantasy principle." More

Symptom-Focused Dynamic Psychotherapy by Mary E. Connors (The Analytic Press) Traditionally, psychoanalytically oriented clinicians have eschewed a direct focus on symptoms, viewing it as superficial turning away from underlying psychopathology. But this assumption is an artifact of a dated classical approach; it should be reexamined in the light of contemporary relational thinking. So argues Mary Connors in Symptom-Focused Dynamic Psychotherapy, an integrative project that describes cognitive-behavioral techniques that have been demonstrated to be empirically effective and may be productively assimilated into dynamic psychotherapy. What is the warrant for symptom-focused interventions in psychodynamic treatment? Connors argues that the deleterious impact of symptoms on the patient's physical and emotional well being often impedes psychodynamic engagement. Symptoms associated with addictive disorders, eating disorders, OCD, and posttraumatic stress receive special attention. With patients suffering from these and other symptoms, Connors finds, specific cognitive-behavior techniques may relieve symptomatic distress and facilitate a psychodynamic treatment process, with its attentiveness to the therapeutic relationship and the analysis of transference-countertransference. Connors' model of integrative psychotherapy, which makes cognitive-behavioral techniques responsive to a comprehensive understanding of symptom etiology, offers a balanced perspective that attends to the relational embeddedness of symptoms without skirting the therapeutic obligation to alleviate symptomatic distress. In fact, Connors shows, active techniques of symptom management are frequently facilitative of treatment goals formulated in terms of relational psychoanalysis, self psychology, intersubjectivity theory, and attachment research. A discerning effort to enrich psychodynamic treatment without subverting its conceptual ground, Symptom-Focused Dynamic Psychotherapy is a bracing antidote to the timeworn mindset that makes a virtue of symptomatic suffering. More

Introduction to Clinical Psychology (6th Edition) by Michael T. Nietzel, Douglas A. Bernstein, Richard Milich, Geoff Kramer (Prentice Hall) In the five previous editions of this book, we tried to accomplish three goals. First, we wanted a book that, while appropriate for graduate students, was written especially with sophisticated undergraduates in mind. Many undergraduate psychology majors express an interest in clinical psychology without having a clear understanding of what the field involves and requires. An even larger number of nonmajors also wish to know more about clinical psychology. We felt that both groups of undergraduates would benefit from a thorough survey of the field which does not go into all the details typically found in "graduate study only" texts. More

Free Will, Consciousness and Self: Anthropological Perspectives on Psychology by Preben Bertelsen (Studies in the Understanding of the Human Condition: Berghahn Books) What is it to be human? How do we relate to the world, to each other and to our selves—in everyday life and when faced with life's big questions?
In this book, the author develops a general theoretical model that may offer a better understanding of underlying principles of human behavior. The author shows that general psychology can make a significant contribution to a general anthropology and the human condition. More

Human Development: A Life-Span View, 4th edition by Robert V. Kail, John C. Cavanaugh (Wadsworth) Fourth Edition provides students with balanced coverage of the entire life span. John C. Cavanaugh's extensive research in gerontology, combined with Robert V. Kail's expertise in childhood and adolescence, result in a textbook that presents complete and balanced coverage of all life stages. Utilizing a modified chronological approach, the authors trace development from conception through late life in sequential order, while also dedicating several chapters to important topical issues pertaining to particular points in the life span. This Fourth Edition includes unparalleled technology integration to help students better understand and remember the enormous amount of information covered in this course. More

The Nature of Intellectual Styles by Li-Fang Zhang, Robert J. Sternberg (Educational Psychology: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) provides an up-to-date, panoramic picture of the field of intellectual styles through describing, analyzing, and integrating the major theoretical and research works on the topic. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the field—its nature, origins, historical development, theories, research, and applications, as well as the interrelationships among major theoretical constructs proposed by different theorists in the past few decades. In particular, three major controversial issues in the field are addressed by both empirical findings and literature review: styles as better versus worse, or as equal in merit; styles as traits versus styles as states; and styles as different constructs versus styles as similar constructs with different style labels.  More

Situational Judgment Tests: Theory, Measurement, and Application edited by Jeff Weekley and Robert Ployhart (SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) advances the science and practice of SJTs by promoting a theoretical framework, providing an understanding of best practices, and establishing a research agenda for years to come. Currently, there is no other source that provides such a comprehensive treatment of situational judgment testing.  More


The Mathematics of Infinity: A Guide to Great Ideas by Theodore G. Faticoni (Pure and Applied Mathematics: A Wiley-Interscience Series of Texts, Monographs and Tracts: Wiley-Interscience) addresses infinite cardinals and is appropriate for readers at any level. Inviting the reader to imagine constructing an infinite chain infinities, which are called cardinals, the author successfully prepares and motivates readers for topics covered within the book. The most unique feature of the book is that set theoretic depth is achieved without losing the target audience. Complementing existing popular books on infinity by actually doing the mathematics involved in addition to talking about the mathematics, the reader is gently led into the world of mathematical proofs. More

Numerical Modeling of Water Waves, Second Edition, includes CD-ROM by Charles L. Mader (CRC Press) is a well-written, comprehensive treatise of the evolving science of computer modeling of waves. In a very skillful and methodical manner, the Dr. Charles Mader provides new insights on the subject and updates the reader with what is being done with state-of-the-art, high-performance computers which allow for the adaptation of new codes that can result in even more accurate simulations of waves generated from a variety of source mechanisms - whether generated by earthquakes, landslides, explosions, or the impact of asteroids. The book is an outstanding work of scholarship and a valuable reference for any researcher involved or interested in the numerical modeling of waves. More

Algebraic Theory of Automata & Languages by Masami Ito (World Scientific Publishing Company) Although there are some books dealing with algebraic theory of automata, their contents consist mainly of Krohn–Rhodes theory and related topics. The topics in the present book are rather different. For example, automorphism groups of automata and the partially ordered sets of automata are systematically discussed. Moreover, some operations on languages and special classes of regular languages associated with deterministic and nondeterministic directable automata are dealt with. The book is self-contained and hence does not require any knowledge of automata and formal languages. More

Introductory Linear Algebra: An Application-Oriented First Course (8th Edition) by Bernard Kolman, David R. Hill (Prentice Hall) This book presents an introduction to linear algebra and to some of its significant applications. It is designed for a course at the freshman or sophomore level. There is more than enough material for a semester or quarter course. By omitting certain sections, it is possible in a one-semester or quarter course to cover the essentials of linear algebra (including eigenvalues and eigenvectors), to show how the computer is used, and to explore some applications of linear algebra. It is no exaggeration to say that with the many applications of linear algebra in other areas of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, statistics, economics, finance, psychology, and sociology, linear algebra is the undergraduate course that will have the most impact on students' lives. The level and pace of the course can be readily changed by varying the amount of time spent on the theoretical material and on the applications. Calculus is not a prerequisite; examples and exercises using very basic calculus are included and these are labeled "Calculus Required." More

Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd edition by John R. Fanchi (Wiley-IEEE Press) Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and special integrals. Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition is specifically designed as a self-study guide to help busy professionals and students in science and engineering quickly refresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobs and advance their careers. The book focuses on practical applications and exercises that readers are likely to face in their professional environments. All the basic math skills needed to manage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presented in a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previous editions have come to appreciate and value. More

Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools by Robyn Zevenbergen, Shelley Dole, Robert J. Wright (Allen & Unwin) A systematic, research-based introduction to the principles and practice of teaching mathematics at the primary school level, this inquiry moves beyond traditional lockstep approaches to teaching mathematics to emphasize how students can learn to think mathematically in terms of globalization and new technologies. More

Mathematical Development in Young Children: Exploring Notations by Barbara M. Brizuela (Teachers College Press) (Hardcover) Using data from interviews and in depth conversations with children from five to nine years of age, Brizuela's study examines how children understand and learn mathematical notations in their development as mathematics learners. Each chapter focuses on a different notational system--written numbers, commas and periods, fractions, data tables, number lines, graphs, and student-invented systems drawing from established conventions. The chapters are organized chronologically in terms of the ages of the children described in each chapter, so the resulting order is by both increasing age of the children and increasing complexity of the mathematical content. More

Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students (For Grades K-12) by Callard-Szulgit Rosemary (Rowman & Littlefield Education) Here is a reference and guide for teachers and parents that covers many aspects of gifted thinking in relation to math and science. It features competitions and curricula that can be easily adapted to students' lifestyles outside of the classroom and the materials are accessible to adults with limited scientific backgrounds. Advice, vignettes, and cartoons are included. Intended for grades K-12. More

An Introduction to Random Sets by Hung T. Nguyen (Chapman & Hall/CRC) Random sets as models for set-valued observations, are a new type of data proving useful in areas such as survey sampling, biostatistics, and intelligent systems. This is the first text to explore the topic in depth, using extended probability theory to provide a framework and tools for statistical analysis of random sets. With an abundance of examples, it highlights the basic role random sets play in a variety of statistical settings, links their study to fuzzy logic, fully develops the theory, and concludes with a variety of applications. Written by an author of the best-selling A First Course in Fuzzy Logic, this book is rigorous yet readable and fills a significant need for a textbook treatment of the subject. More

Using Multivariate Statistics (5th Edition) by Barbara G. Tabachnick, Linda S. Fidell (Allyn & Bacon) provides advanced students with a timely and comprehensive introduction to today’s most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher level mathematics. This long-awaited revision reflects extensive updates throughout, especially in the areas of Data Screening (Chapter 4) Multiple Regression (Chapter 5) and Logistic Regression (Chapter 12). A brand new chapter (Chapter 15) on Multilevel Linear Modeling explains techniques for dealing with hierarchical data sets. Also included are syntax and output for accomplishing many analyses through the most recent releases of SAS and SPSS. More

Computers: Understanding Technology 2nd Edition, with CD-ROM by Floyd Fuller, Brian Larson (EMC/Paradigm Publishing) describes the role of computers in our lives and in society, and covers various aspects of computer hardware (including input, processing, output, and storage), system and application software, telecommunications and networks, databases and information management, applications design and programming, security and ethics, and careers. A companion CD-ROM contains videos illustrating key points, projects and tutorials, self-tests, and a chronology of computer development. Fuller teaches at the Appalachian State University; Larson, at California State University- Stanislaus. More

Advanced Computer Applications: An Information Technology Approach includes CD-ROM by Daphne Press (EMC/Paradigm Publishing) In this book/CD-ROM package, Press (Ozarks Technical Community College) presents an extended case that allows students to make decisions as IT professionals working in the IT department of a landscaping company. Designed for a semester-long course, the text requires the use of advanced Microsoft Office functions and tools such as forms, templates, macros, and VBA. It also requires integration of productivity and system tools such as data import and export and file management across platforms. Students should be familiar with Office XP or a later version. The CD-ROM includes data files, a project planning template, and testing templates. More

Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Second Edition edited by Jacob E. Goodman, Joseph O'Rourke (CRC Press) Comprehensive handbook for professionals in the field of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Mathematics. A complete reference volume. The second edition of the Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry is a thoroughly revised version of the bestselling first edition. With the addition of 500 pages and 14 new chapters covering topics such as geometric graphs, collision detection, clustering, applications of computational geometry, and statistical applications, this is a significant update. This edition includes expanded coverage on the topics of mesh generation in two and three dimensions, aspect graphs, center points, and probabilistic roadmap algorithms. It also features new results on solutions of the Kepler conjecture, and honeycomb conjecture, new bounds on K sets, and new results on face numbers of polytopes. More

Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers by Charles W. Therrien, Murali Tummala (CRC Press) Written specifically for electrical and computer engineers, this book provides an introduction to probability and random variables. It includes methods of probability that deal with computing the likelihood of uncertain events for scientists and engineers who predict the outcome of experiments, extrapolate results from a small case to a larger one, and design systems that will perform optimally when the exact characteristics of the inputs are unknown. Electrical and computer engineers seeking solutions to practical problems will find it a valuable resource in the design of communication systems, control systems, military or medical sensing or monitoring systems, and computer networks. More

Probability Demystified by Allan G. Bluman (McGraw-Hill Professional) Don't Roll The Dice Learning Probability! Now anyone who ever flipped a coin, played cards, or placed a bet can grasp the principles that govern probability -- without formal training, unlimited time, or an Einstein IQ. In Probability Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an illuminating and entertaining way to master chance, odds, and predictability. More




Exploring The Musical Mind: Cognition, Emotion, Ability, Function by John Sloboda (Oxford University Press) (Hardcover) In the 20 years since publication of John Sloboda's landmark volume The Musical Mind, music psychology has developed as a vibrant area of research - exerting influence on areas as diverse as music education and cognitive neuroscience. This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study. These are, cognitive processes (including music reading, memory and performance), emotion and motivation, talent and skill development, and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture). The book ends with a newly written chapter on music psychology and social benefits. The books brings together in one place a range of influential writings, whose links to one another provide a compendious overview of a subject that has come to maturity during the author's career, a career which has significantly contributed to the development of the field. More

Music in Youth Culture: A Lacanian Approach by Jan Jagodzinski (Palgrave Macmillan) (Paperback) examines the fantasies of post-Oedipal youth cultures as displayed on the landscape of popular music from a post-Lacanian perspective. jagodzinski, an expert on Lacan, psychoanalysis, and education's relationship to media, maintains that a new set of signifiers is required to grasp the sliding signification of contemporary "youth." He discusses topics such as the figurality of noise, the perversions of the music scene by boyz/bois/boys and the hysterization of it by gurlz/girls/grrrls. Music in Youth Culture also examines the postmodern "fan(addict)", techno music, and pop music icons. Jagodzinski raises the Lacanian question of "an ethics of the Real" and asks educators to re-examine "youth" culture. More

Nicolas Slonimsky: Writings on Music (Four Volumes) by Nicolas Slonimsky, edited by Electra Slonimsky Yourke (Routledge) Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) was an influential and celebrated writer on music. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1894, in his 101 years he taught and coached music; conducted the premieres of several 20th century masterpieces; composed works for piano and voice; and oversaw the 5th-8th editions of the classic Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Beginning in 1926, Slonimsky resided in the United States. From his arrival, he wrote provocative articles on contemporary music and musicians, many of whom were his personal friends. Working as a freelance author, he built a large file of reviews, articles, and even manuscripts for books that were never published. This collection brings together the cream of this material in 4 volumes. More

People and Pianos: A Pictorial History of Steinway and Sons by Theodore E. Steinway (Amadeus Press) This is the story of how the Steinway piano came to be the instrument of choice for the world's greatest pianists. In 1953, Theodore Steinway wrote this narrative in longhand on yellow legal pads as a tribute to his father and to commemorate the first 100 years of Steinway and Sons. The book was a memento for employees and was never released to the public. This revised edition brings the history of this remarkable company to the present day through recollections of Henry E. Steinway, the last family member to remain involved with the company, and Peter Goodrich, vice president of concert and artist relations, who has been with the company for 30 years. In 1850, Henry Engelhard Steinway left Germany for New York City and established what was to become the standard of excellence in the piano world. Using photographs and anecdotes, this book chronicles the business from its beginnings through the Depression, when many piano manufacturers went out of business, through World War II, when the company was forbidden to make pianos, and through the advent of modern technology. Through it all the Steinway piano has prevailed as a symbol of quality. The Steinway artist roster is a living tribute to the company and its pianos. More than 1300 performers have publicly endorsed the Steinway because they believe in the quality of the instrument and will only play and perform on a Steinway.  More

The Classical Music Experience: Discover the Music of the World's Greatest Composers by by Julius H. Jacobson (Sourcebooks Mediafusion) This book is intended for those with little or no knowledge of classical music. As a surgeon, and not even an amateur musician, my only qualification is that I have been an avid listener of classical music since my teens. It has been one of the great pleas­ures of my life. I believe this to be the first book of its kind—largely a discussion of a beginning basic repertoire (those compositions most often heard at orchestral or chamber music concerts) with excerpts of each on the accompanying compact discs. The knowledge and personal experience of the listener inevitably colors their reac­tions to music. I have shared mine with you along with some medical stories and trivialities that I think you will enjoy. The lives of the composers are inextricably bound up with their work. When you remember that Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth Symphony, and that Brahms was in love with Schumann's wife, something extra is brought to the learning experience. You listen differently, and that listening is enriched! More

The Billboard Encyclopedia of Classical Music edited by Stanley Sadie (Billboard) Classical music finally has the reference it deserves: Authoritative, expertly written, and all-inclusive, The Billboard Encyclopedia of Classical Music is a comprehensive, affordable companion to a timeless genre. More

Baroque Music by John Walter Hill (Norton Introduction to Music History: W. W. Norton & Company) In this colorful and comprehensive history of music during the Baroque period, John Hill illustrates how social, political, and cultural forces contributed to the development of Baroque musical styles and conventions. This text provides a balanced, well-illustrated account of the music from all decades of the seventeenth century and from all national cultures in western Europe. Excerpt: Music takes its place in The Norton Introduction to Music History series between the volumes entitled Renaissance Music and Classical Music, already published. Thus its scope and its title were determined by the overall plan of the series. The title is a conventional way to refer to the period marked off by the years 1580–1750 and limited to the high-culture art music tradition of Western Europe. More

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera edited by Stanley Sadie, Jane Bellingham (Billboard Books)  One of the most exciting and enduring forms of entertainment, opera has given rise to countless passions over the centuries. Inspiring a mixture of joy, rage, hope and despair in its audiences, as they engage with the characters through the combination of poetic libretto, beautiful singing and evocative music, the versatility of opera has seen it grow from a simple court entertainment to a complex art form which, for many, holds an almost spiritual significance. More

Meyerbeer Studies: A Series Of Lectures, Essays, And Articles On The Life And Work Of Giacomo Meyerbeer by Robert Ignatius Letellier (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press) This collection of essays investigates the life and the work of Giacomo Meyerbeer, the most famous exponent of French grand opera. They are both introductory and exploratory, biographical, analytical, and comparative studies in the achievement of this great figure of musical history. More


The Lighting Cookbook: Foolproof Recipes for Perfect Glamour, Portrait, Still Life, and Corporate Photographs by Jenni Bidner (Photography for All Levels: Advanced: Amphoto Books) The book begins with the first section, "The Well-Stocked Studio," and describes cameras, lighting, and accessories. This is valuable information for a serious photographer wanting to get more advanced, but is overwhelmed at all of the equipment and what it does. Other sections are "Basic Portraiture," "Corporate and Industrial Shots," "Product Shots and Still Lifes," and "Specialized Techniques." Each section presents about a dozen different examples of techniques in that area, detailing the equipment used. Each technique example is covered in a few pages with excellent photographs, a pretty good diagram of the lighting arrangement, and an "ingredients" list. The book is also sprinkled with valuable side notes. More

Icons Of Photography: The 20th Century by Peter Stepan  (Prestel Publishing) (Hardcover) Ninety seminal images by the world’s greatest photographers provide a stunning tour of the twentieth-century’s greatest camera work. More

Mary in Western Art by Timothy Verdon (Hudson Hills Press) No one can doubt Mary's importance in the spiritual history of Europe: every European city has at least one grand church dedicated to her, and, from the fifth century to the present, Christian thinkers have devoted considerable space to her in their reflections. In the visual arts, perhaps not even Christ has had so eminent a role as she. In certain periods images of the Mother indeed outstrip those of her Son both in quantity and in creative originality. The historical identity of Europe's peoples — their self-image across time — in fact seems linked to the ways in which they have venerated, imagined, and depicted Mary. More

Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands contributions by Mikhail Piotrovksy, J. M. Rogers, A. A. Ivanov (Prestel) From the exhibition rooms of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the Khalili Collection in London comes this dazzling display of art from the Islamic world. More

Abstract Painting: Concepts And Techniques by Vicky Perry (Watson-Guptill Publications) Until now, the techniques used to create great abstract paintings were surrounded by a veil of mystery. Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques lifts that veil to reveal the exact methods behind the masterworks. Now students and professional artists can stop guessing and start building on the techniques of the great abstract artists to create their own innovative new work. Two clear, comprehensible sections let artists focus quickly on their specific areas of interest. The first section, on Traditional Painterly Abstraction, using brush and easel, looks at pictorial space, brushwork, paint quality, and collage. The second section, on Post-Painterly Modern Abstraction, considers options ranging from the pour-and-spatter techniques of Jackson Pollock to the staining, scraping, and abrading of modern acrylic artists. Step-by-step recipes for key approaches show artists how to get the best aesthetic results, freeing them to move forward philosophically. More

De Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens, Annalyn Swan (Knopf) Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true “painter’s painter” whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key figure in the revolutionary American movement of abstract expressionism. Of all the painters in that group, he worked the longest and was the most prolific, creating powerful, startling images well into the 1980s. More

History of Modern Design by David Raizman (Prentice Hall) Design plays an integral part in our lives, surrounding us at home and in the office. The products of design—whether in the form of household products, packaging, fashion, software, industrial equipment, or promotional images in the mass media—can be seen both as objects of beauty and as the result of creative human endeavors. More

Innovative Promotions That Work: A Quick Guide to the Essentials of Effective Design edited by Lisa L. Cyr (Graphic Workshop: Rockport Publishers) To make their audience stop, look, and listen, creative firms and freelancers should strive to produce memorable promotions that speak to a prospective client's needs in unique and innovative ways. Rather than relying on any one venue, firms should penetrate their target market on many fronts. Building brand recognition and making a long-lasting impact with key clients is possible using such items as image and brand-building initiatives, campaign endeavors, keepsake promotions, publication and newsletter promotions, event invitations, announce­ments, and greeting cards. Whether a creative company is new and embarking on a launch, or a seasoned firm looking to maintain or expand their market share, a distinctive promotion can effectively call attention to what a business has to offer. More

New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century by John Foster (Rockport Publishers) In much the way that the CD replaced the album, the poster has waned as a messaging vehicle. The poster has now become a postcard and e-mail blast, leaving many to long for the lost age when posters were not only major promotional vehicles, but also artwork worthy of framing.  More

The Joy of Beading: More Than 50 Easy Projects for Jewelry, Flowers, Decor, Accessories by Anna Borrelli (Watson-Guptill Publications) More than 50 exciting projects; Multiple categories for beading—jewelry, decorative flowers, home décor, and personal accessories; Step-by-step techniques will appeal to beginners, beautiful projects will appeal to more advanced crafters More

Buddhist Art And Architecture Of China by Yuheng Bao, Qing Tian, Letitia Lane (Edwin Mellen Press) A tale has been told that the Chinese sage, Hui Shi, was about to begin a sermon to an assembled congregation when a bird close by began to sing. Master Hui paused until the sweet songster had finished its melody. Then he descended from the pulpit, declaring that the sermon had just been preached. What did he mean? Hopefully, by the time the reader has finished this volume, he will know the answer to that, plus a great deal more about Chinese Buddhism and the marvelous works of art that it has inspired throughout the centuries. More


Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home by Jane Powell, Linda Svendsen (Gibbs Smith Publishers) The term "Bungalow" is more than just a romantic term for a beautiful home. Bungalows were the first houses available to the masses that were truly modern. But there was more to bungalows than that. More

Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building by Robert M. Craig (Gibbs Smith Publishers) Maybeck at Principia: Architect & Client and the Art & Craft of Building brings focus to Maybeck's late career and work outside California and provides a reevaluation of his design approach and intentions in his more traditionally styled work. The book relies on a unique and extensive archive at Principia College, and documents Maybeck's last and longest commission, the campus plans, un-executed projects, and built architecture for Principia. New assessments have been gained through Maybeck's taped interviews with this major client, Frederic Morgan, and with Edward Hussey of Maybeck's office, as well as on conversations and interviews with others associated with the work. The extensive Maybeck-Morgan correspondence allows much of the story to be told by the participants, through letters and other records preserved in the Principia archives. The Maybeck reassessment is also presented in the light of a wider range of theoretical influences discussed here for the first time.  More

Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Reality and Imagination by Judith B. Tankard (Harry N Abrams) The Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in the late 19th century in England and continued into the early 20th century there and in America, brought sweeping changes to the world of art and design. Celebrating simplicity, utility, handcraft, natural materials, and vernacular forms, its advocates produced a wide range of work, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, stained glass, wallpaper, jewelry, and books. Not surprisingly, the gifted architects of the movement also turned their minds to garden design.  More

American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia Of Garden Plants edited by Christopher Brickell, et al (DK Publishing) The most comprehensive, detailed, and lavishly illustrated guide to garden plants ever published, first published in 1997, has now been completely revised to include nearly 250 new plants and photos. The AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is an essential reference for all gardeners, from novices to experts. More

One Thousand New York Buildings by Bill Harris, photography by Jorg Brockmann (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers) (Paperback) From skyscrapers to parking structures, from the Stock Exchange to the historic townhouses of Harlem, the buildings of New York are as diverse as its culture. The City estimates that there are 90,000 buildings within the five boroughs, ranging from single-story warehouses to mighty skyscrapers. Now, for the first time, 1,000 of these buildings, widely varied in style-from landmarks to architectural oddities to humble utilitarian structures-are artfully photographed and beautifully celebrated. Photographer Jorg Brockmann has captured the power and personal essence of each building, providing a fresh, close-up view of New York unlike any other.  More

Home Improvement 101 by The editors of Creative Publishing (Creative Publishing International) An easy-to-use maintenance guide for the do-it-yourself novice. More

The Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone, Tile (Black & Decker: Creative Publishing International) Ceramic tile has been a premium building material for literally thousands of years. And for good reason-no material is more attractive or durable. Today, ceramic and stone tile is enjoying even greater popularity. Once the territory of skilled trade professionals, tile can now be installed with using modern thin-set adhesives, backer boards, and cutting tools that are easily usable by do-it-yourselfers of modest abilities. The Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile shows how to use these time-saving techniques and materials in virtually any tile application a homeowner is likely to encounter, both indoors and outdoors.  More

Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques by Kaki Hunter, Donald Kiffmeyer (Natural Building Series: New Society Publishers) Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. More

Concrete Architecture by Catherine Croft (Gibbs Smith Publishers) Concrete is now chic, becoming ubiquitous in shops, restaurants, and even homes. The reasons are many, as concrete is a remarkable material that can be used in a huge range of techniques and situations. Its color and texture vary, it can be very affordable and mass produced, or meticulously crafted and manipulated. New developments and increased understanding of the possibilities of concrete architecture are inspiring contemporary architects and designers across the globe. Concrete Architecture looks at recent architectural projects that use concrete for a huge range of projects, and celebrates the intrinsic qualities of concrete in the places where we live, work, and play. This book is an invitation to re-evaluate concrete as a modern material and generator of construction techniques. More

Engineering Architecture: The Vision of Fazlur R. Khan by Yasmin Sabina Khan (W. W. Norton & Company) The engineer of Chicago's John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, Fazlur Khan (1929-1982) pioneered structural systems for high-rise buildings that broadened the palette of forms and expressions available to design professionals today. Examining projects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, including previously unpublished material, this study of Khan's career provides insight into architectural and engineering practice. 200 illustrations. More

Architecture's New Media: Principles, Theories, and Methods of Computer-Aided Design  by Yehuda E. Kalay  (The MIT Press) Technology may aid design but as Kalay is adamant in showing our tools do not make our art; though tools definitively facilitate it. Computer-aided design (CAD) technology has already changed the practice of architecture, and it has the potential to change it even more radically. With Architecture's New Media, Yehuda Kalay offers a comprehensive exposition of the principles, methods, and practices that underlie architectural computing. He discusses the aspects of information technology that are pertinent to architectural design, analyzes the benefits and drawbacks of particular computational methods, and looks at the potential of emerging computational techniques to affect the future of architectural design. More

Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice, 8th Edition includes CD-ROM by Donald Watson, Michael J. Crosbie (McGraw-Hill Professional) since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field. The new Eighth Edition takes a fresh, visual approach to the information architects need to access quickly, helping them save time and money by assuring they get it right the first time. Readers will find timely, new chapters on building security, natural disaster mitigation, building diagnostics, facility management, and much more. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete contents of the Eighth Edition. More

New Scandinavian Design by Katherine E. Nelson, Raul Cabra (Chronicle Books) New Scandinavian Design is an ambitious survey of the creativity and innovation of one of the most energetic design cultures around today. Not to be outshone by the classic furniture that made "Scandinavian design" a catchphrase of the 1950s, today's generation of designers is updating modernism in fresh and unexpected ways. Tweaking the myth of fair-haired citizens producing sober beech furniture, New Scandinavian Design goes "beyond blond" to feature work that is anarchic, conceptual, and playful, while still exhibiting hallmark qualities of honesty and utility. Profiles of each Nordic country and illuminating interviews explore the trends and top products. Well over 400 full-color photographs of contemporary furniture, housewares, textiles, and consumer electronics make this an authoritative overview. Expertly researched and inventively designed, this substantial volume is as commanding and attractive as its subject. More

Sourcebook of Modern Furniture, Third Edition by Jerryll Habegger, Joseph H. Osman (W. W. Norton & Company) is the definitive sourcebook for those interested in modern and modern classic furniture. A comprehensive guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, updated and expanded. More


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