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Starr, Douglas
This work tells the story of a global resource - blood - and exposes the workings of a secretive industry. Its backdrop encompasses the history of the advanced nations, from the first blood experiments during the Enlightenment to the genetic laboratories that may render transfusions obsolete. Geographically, it ranges from German concentration camps to the pharmaceutical companies in Japan that surpass all others in making commerical products from blood. 429pp.
Little Brown & Company, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0316911461
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Inventory #20918
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Baross, Zsuzsa
In 2004, Jacques Derrida gave one of his final interviews prior to his death. Regarding the future of his work, Derrida advanced two contradictory hypotheses: "I will not be read"; and "despite a handful of good readers ...I am yet to be read". This book is an homage to the spirit of Derrida, and seeks to grasp the significance of his death on the rich corpus of his work, in a voice that remains true to the 'faithful betrayals' of Derrida's own works of deconstuction. Two key journeys underpin Posthumously. The first is an exploration of both Derrida and deconstruction through the unusual prism of cinema and photography, bringing into play Gilles Deleuze's concept of creative repetition. In the second journey, the author embarks on a detailed engagement with Derrida's oft-neglected book on drawing, "Memoirs of the Blind", and provides a subversive reading of that text, arguing that its labyrinthine turns (confession, self-portrait, and mourning) obscure a secret ambition to stage the last battle between its own graphic trait and the image in full colour. Beneath this vivid canopy, Zsuzsa Baross brings together a collection of shorter pieces developing the meaning of the term 'posthumous' in the world of writing and literary criticism, interrogating Derrida's posthumous lesson on 'learning to live'. The final act in this unique volume analyses Derrida's last hand-written note; a note, the author argues, that reopens the question of the posthumous and provides an infinitely moving lesson on life. 164pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194321
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Inventory #27484
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Wittgenstein, Ludvig
N.B. Booksellers sticker to front paste down. Rubbing to head and tail of spine. 189pp.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1947, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Third Impression. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #28606
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.15 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Bosman, Herman Charles
N.B. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of D/J slightly rubbed with closed tear to top left corner of rear cover. 286pp.
Southern Book Publishers, 1993, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1868124045
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Inventory #27585
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Clocksin, W. F.; Mellish, C. S.
Originally published in 1981, this was the first textbook on programming in the Prolog language and is still the definitive introductory text on Prolog. Though many Prolog textbooks have been published since, this one has withstood the test of time because of its comprehensiveness, tutorial approach, and emphasis on general programming applications. Prolog has continued to attract a great deal of interest in the computer science community, and has turned out to be a basis for an important new generation of programming languages and systems for Artificial Intelligence. Since the previous edition of Programming in Prolog, the language has been standardised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and this book has been updated accordingly. The authors have also introduced some new material, clarified some explanations, corrected a number of minor errors, and removed appendices about Prolog systems that are now obsolete. 281pp. N.B. Corners of covers slightly creased. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Springer Verlag, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Revised and Extended Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0387175393
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Inventory #28570
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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