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Buckland, Raymond
An A-Z exploration of all that peers into tomorrow, this guide defines the meaning of 400 of the most meaningful topics related to this oft-misunderstood, oft-consulted-upon science. Discussing everything from aeromancy (seeing by observing atmospheric phenomena) to zoomancy (divination by the appearance or behavior of animals) this veritable encyclopaedia covers the 398 others in between. 546pp.
Visible Ink Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 1578591473
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Inventory #22007
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Bryan, Liz
Experience history and the outdoors in "Country Roads of Alberta", an intriguing new photographic guidebook that takes you to places you've never been before. Alberta's scenery is as diverse as its topography. Fringed along its western edge by high mountains, the land descends through foothills to stretch into undulating plains sculpted by ancient ice into ridges, hills and deep coulees. Under the changing light of the prairie sky, the rolling landscape reveals tipi rings and medicine wheels - remnants of the first people to call this land home - as well as marks of later civilisation: homesteads, old barns, churches and the graveyards of the first immigrants.Antelope, wild goats, moose, beaver, prairie dogs and birds are among the bountiful wildlife that flourish here. In "Country Roads of Alberta", Liz Bryan guides readers along the back roads of this beautiful landscape. In addition to driving directions and maps, Bryan includes snippets of archaeology, history, geology and other interesting information. The heart of her book, though, is in her magnificent, full-colour photos that celebrate Alberta's many landscapes - some still wild, and all most beautiful. 160pp.
Heritage House, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781894974295
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Inventory #20155
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Fairfield, Paul
This work advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism. Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Artistotle, Fairfield argues that the principal question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgments on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity. Fairfield asserts that the practice of social criticism is ultimately inseparable from that of hermeneutic interpretation; critique is a matter of perceiving and understanding contexts of moral action in light of principles. In taking this view, Fairfield defends hermeneutics - in particular, Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics - against the charge leveled at it by critical theorists - in particular, Jurgen Habermas - that hermeneutical philosophy's emphasis on historicity and finitude demonstrates an absence of critical perspective in reflecting upon tradition and the power operative within tradition. With this objection in mind, Fairfield embarks upon his project to formulate a hermeneutical ethics. Ethical criticism, he maintains, belongs to the universal practice that is the struggle for illumination and self-understanding, a practice ubiquitous in human existence and central to the task of fashioning a just order. "The Ways of Power" is unique in bringing together a myriad of philosophical voices and perspectives, not to continue a quest for moral certainty and objective grounds - which is so often sought in contemporary society, but which Fairfield insists must be given up - but to take seriously the need for rationality in moral and political discourse. 209pp.
Duquesne University Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0820703605
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Inventory #14455
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Adlassnig, Klaus-Peter; Blobel, Bernd; Mantas, John; Masic, Izet
This volume contains the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Medical Informatics Europe 2009 (MIE) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009. The scientific topics presented in these proceedings range from national and transnational ehealth roadmaps, health information and electronic health record systems, systems interoperability and communication standards, medical terminology and ontology approaches, and social networks to web, web 2.0, and semantic web solutions for patients, health personnel and researchers. Furthermore, they include quality assurance and usability of medical informatics systems, specific disease management and telemedicine systems, including a section on devices and sensors, drug safety, clinical decision support and medical expert systems, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, as well as issues on privacy and security. Moreover, bioinformatics, biomedical modeling and simulation, medical imaging and visualization and, last but not least, learning and education through medical informatics systems are part of the included topics. 1038pp.
IOS Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781607500445
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Inventory #21781
Price: £ 140.00 GBP ($ 180.60 approx. - € 154.70 approx.)
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Edited By Devoldere, Luc
N.B. Corners slightly bumped. 319pp.
Ons Erfdeel Vzw, 2007, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9789075862904
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Inventory #27327
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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