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Althusser, Louis
N.B.Previous owner's name on ffep.272pp.
Verso, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0860915344
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Inventory #26169
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Hermelin, Beate
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.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. D/J In Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1853029319
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Inventory #3665
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Johnston, S.F.; Divall, Colin
Chemical engineering - as a recognized skill in the workplace, as an academic discipline, and as an acknowledged profession - is scarcely a century old. Yet from a contested existence before the First World War, chemical engineering had become one of the "big four" engineering professions in Britain, and a major contributor to Western economies by the end of the 20th century. The subject had distinct national trajectories. In Britain - too long seen as shaped by American experiences - the emergence of recognized chemical engineers was the result of professional aspirations and contingency, and shaped by a shifting ecology of institutions, firms and government. Drawing upon extensive archival research, this book examines the evolution of technical practice, working environment and social interactions of chemical engineering. It should be of considerable interest to historians, sociologists of the professions, and to practitioners themselves. Volume 20 in Chemists and Chemistry series.347pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792366921
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Inventory #14520
Price: £ 75.00 GBP ($ 90.00 approx. - € 79.50 approx.)
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Barbash, Shepard
This book takes a generational look at the fast-changing world of the woodcarvers of Oaxaca, Mexico. These artisans became famous in the 1980s for their colourful novelty figures, a contemporary folk art that Shephard Barbash and Vicki Ragan documented in the book "Oaxacan Woodcarvers". Fourteen years later, beginning in 2004, Barbash and Ragan returned to Oaxaca and discovered many changes in the lives of the woodcarvers they had known. Barbash effectively presents their personal stories in narratives drawn from interviews accompanied by Ragan's arresting black-and-white photographs of the carvers and their lives today. A series of diptychs of the same people taken in 1989-90 and again fifteen years later are accompanied by extended essay-captions on the changing circumstances shaping their lives.Faced with a glut of carvings on the market, declining sales abroad, and an unsteady supply of tourists at home, a number of Oaxacan artisans put aside their craft to become mojados, or foreign workers, drawn by the economic opportunities north of the border. With eloquence and insight, the book puts a human face on bilateralism, a fancy term to denote divided souls. From the dusty villages of Oaxaca to the orchards of Oregon and the kitchens of Chicago, the carvers have joined millions of Mexicans who, unable to find good work or sustain their recent prosperity in their own country, have fled across the border: artisans and aliens. "Changing Dreams" is a moving story of change and survival, conveying the growing aspirations and changing dreams of a people struggling to catch up without leaving too much behind, whose creations we enjoy but whose lives we barely understand.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780890135051
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Inventory #18630
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Redekop, Gloria N.
Previous owners inscription to ffep.Draws on primary sources such as reports, letters, and minutes as well as social histories, interviews, and survey data to illuminate the church societies organized by women Mennonites who had immigrated to Canada from Russia from their beginnings in the 1870s through their floreat in the 1950s and 1960s to their decline in the past couple of decades.172pp.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889202702
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Inventory #25459
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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