Author: L.S. Frank
Publisher: North Holland
Keywords: singular, perturbations, mathematics, applications, studies, manifolds, spaces, boundary
Number of Pages: 555
Published: 1990-08-30
List price: $125.00
ISBN-10: 0444881344
ISBN-13: 9780444881342

Singular perturbations, one of the central topics in asymptotic analysis, also play a special role in describing physical phenomena such as the propagation of waves in media in the presence of small energy dissipations or dispersions, the appearance of boundary or interior layers in fluid and gas dynamics, as well as in elasticity theory, semi-classical asymptotic approximations in quantum mechanics etc. Elliptic and coercive singular perturbations are of special interest for the asymptotic solution of problems which are characterized by boundary layer phenomena, e.g. the theory of thin buckli

Author: J. P. Donleavy
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pre
Keywords: man, singular
Number of Pages: 408
Published: 1994-01-14
List price: $16.95
ISBN-10: 0871132656
ISBN-13: 9780871132659

Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George Smith appears to be under attack from all quarters. His former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money, and someone is sending him threatening letters. Despite some very elaborate precautions, he remains worried. So he builds a mausoleum in which to live.

Author: Thalassa Ali
Publisher: Bantam
Keywords: hostage, singular
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2002-11-26
List price: $17.00
ISBN-10: 0553381768
ISBN-13: 9780553381764

In a land of exotic splendor, a young Englishwoman finds herself guardian of an orphan child believed by a dying maharajah to be endowed with magical gifts. It is a role that will take her on a perilous journey into a kingdom’s walled city to protect a child she doesn’t know from a culture she doesn’t understand...A Singular HostageThe year is 1838. Mariana Givens, a spirited young woman of twenty, has been sent to India to find a suitable husband. Traveling as a translator, she joins the entourage of Lord Auckland, the British Governor-General, as he journeys across India with an army t

Author: Harry Mathews
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Keywords: pleasures, singular
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2000-03
List price: $12.95
ISBN-10: 1564782336
ISBN-13: 9781564782335

The first paperback edition of Singular Pleasures, sixty-one vignettes on the sole subject of masturbation, records the imaginative varieties of this activity in prose that is playful, intimate, quirky and humane. The soloists range in age from nine to eighty; the locales from Australia to Zaire; the means of masturbation from the commonplace to the bizarre. The young man in Gaza with his hair dryers, the woman in Manilla with her cello bow, the long-eared bat, the charioteer, the candelabra--this swirl of unlikely individuals and objects is brought together in such a way that it floods a worl

Author: Robin Jeshio
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: thought, singular, essays, new
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 1970-01-01
List price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0199567883
ISBN-13: 9780199567881

New Essays on Singular Thought presents ten new, specially written essays on an issue central to philosophy of mind, language, and perception: the nature of our thought about the external world. Is our thought about objects in the world always descriptive, mediated by our conceptions of those objects? Or is some of our thought somehow more direct, singular, associated more intimately with our perceptual, linguistic, and socially mediated relations to them? Leading experts in the field contributing to this volume make the case for the singularity of thought and debate a broad spectrum of issues

Author: Claudine Fabre-Vassas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Keywords: beast, singular
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 1999-11-15
List price: $29.00
ISBN-10: 0231103670
ISBN-13: 9780231103671

Throughout history, the slaughter and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for role-playing and taboos, and at the center of practices that defined the boundaries between Christians and Jews. A provocative exploration of the pig in European culture and anti-Semitism, The Singular Beast chronicles the cultural and religious character of the pig -and details the folkloric beliefs still found among both provincial and urban Europeans and the rituals that have been associated with it from the Middle Ages to today.

Author: W.-M. Roth
Publisher: Sense Publisher
Keywords: perspective, plural, singular, science, learning
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 2006-03-01
List price: $49.00
ISBN-10: 9077874259
ISBN-13: 9789077874257

How do you intend (to learn, know, see) something that you do not yet know? Given the theory-laden nature of perception, how do you perceive something in a science demonstration that requires knowing the very theory that you are to learn? In this book, the author provides answers to these and other (intractable) problems of learning in science. He uses both first-person, phenomenological methods, critically analyzing his own experiences of learning in unfamiliar situations and third-person, ethnographic methods, critically analyzing the learning of students involved in hands-on investigations
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