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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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Krakauer, Jon
Top edge of d/j spine slightly bumped. This text provides an account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. At the core of the book is a double murder committed by a pair of brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they were commanded to kill by God. Beginning with an account of this "divinely inspired" crime, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith. Along the away he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America's fastest growing religion and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. 372pp.
Macmillan, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1405032804
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Inventory #21502
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Chryssides, George D.; Kaler, John H.
"An Introduction to Business Ethics" provides an introduction to the subject of ethics and values in the business environment. Set firmly in a European context, the book spans the range of subjects in business ethics, including: theories of ethics; capitalism and free enterprise; marketing; employment; the "greening" of business; and the international business culture. The book deals with issues which will confront business students in their future careers. It employs original articles by the authors, selected readings, discussion topics and case studies to encourage independent thought. It provides an outline of ethical theory and explains the issues surrounding the application of ethics and values to decision-making in business. This book has been written for students of business studies, management and philosophy at undergraduate and MBA level. 585pp.
Chapman & Hall, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0412460807
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Inventory #28759
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Wood, B. Anne
Using the journals of W. Norman Rudolf (1835-1886), a Victorian merchant, "Evangelical Balance Sheet" explores the important role of character ideals and evangelicalism in mid-Victorian culture. Rudolf's diary, with its daily weather observations, its account of family matters, of social and business happenings, and of his own experiences, as well as occasional literary or naturalistic forays, attempts to follow a disciplined regime of writing, but also has elements of a Bildungsroman. The diary reveals an obvious and significant tension between his inner, spiritual search for meaning in his life (evangelical inwardness) and his outward stewardship duties. Rudolf's concept of character, then, involved a type of balance sheet of his evangelical service record, to his God, his family, his business, and his community. Needing God's help to transform his will and to interpret the world in a constructive, rational manner, the underlying intent of his daily journal writing was to keep his commitment to an ethic of benevolence and of the affirmation of the goodness of human beings. Wood elucidates the cultivation of civic-minded masculinity in the context of Victorian Maritime Canada, analysing the multiple facets of the character ideal and emphasising its important role in Victorians' understanding of their life experiences. In the process, Wood reveals many underlying assumptions about social change and about civic discourse. The book also describes how the tremendous economic upheavals experienced by many entrepreneurs in the late 1860s to 1880s tempered their evangelical zeal and made it increasingly difficult for them to achieve a balanced and humane perspective on their own lives. The book will appeal to a broad audience interested in social history, imperial studies, gender studies (especially changing ideas of masculinity and manhood), Atlantic Canada studies, and local history of the Pictou region.198pp.
Laurier (Wilfrid) University Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889205000
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Inventory #15319
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Carroll,Amber and Skidmore, Chris
Previous owner's signature on ffep.122pp.
Sowle Press & Bedfordshire General Meeting, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0952781522
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Inventory #24753
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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