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Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

1st Edition

Ivor Grattan-Guinness
September 11, 2017

* Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully...

Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism

Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism

1st Edition

Martin Coyle, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, John Peck
December 24, 2014

This Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide yet both to the nature and content of literature, and to literary criticism. In ninety essays by leading international critics and scholars, the volume covers both traditional topics such as literature and history, poetry, drama and the novel, and...

Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

1st Edition

Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden
September 12, 2014

The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and...

Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought

Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought

1st Edition

Michael Bleaney, David Greenaway, Dr Ian Stewart, Ian Stewart
July 17, 2014

* 41 in-depth essays cover current economic theory and applied economics in a single, comprehensive volume* Interfaces section considers economics as it relates to other disciplines* Extensive notes, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading; detailed index of Topics and People`A...

The World's Religions

The World's Religions

1st Edition

Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland
November 11, 2011

* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of...

Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought

Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought

1st Edition

Ben Farmer, Dr Hentie J Louw, Hentie Louw, Adrian Napper
October 21, 2011

Architecture has attracted increasing worldwide attention in recent years, not only because of its cultural significance but also because of concern over the performance and resource implications of buildings. 101 in-depth articles by international scholars and practitioners bring the subject into...

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

1st Edition

Ian McNeil
July 04, 1996

Available for the first time in paperback, this volume includes twenty-two chapters by international experts covering the entire history of technology from humankind's earliest use of stone tools to the exploration of space. Written clearly and without unnecessary jargon, each chapter traces the...

Companion to the History of Modern Science

Companion to the History of Modern Science

1st Edition

G N Cantor, G.N. Cantor, J.R.R. Christie, M.J.S. Hodge, R.C. Olby
July 04, 1996

The 67 chapters of this book describe and analyse the development of Western science from 1500 to the present day. Divided into two major sections - 'The Study of the History of Science' and 'Selected Writings in the History of Science' - the volume describes the methods and problems of research in...

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

1st Edition

W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter
October 07, 1993

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with...

Encyclopedia of Government and Politics: 2-volume set

Encyclopedia of Government and Politics: 2-volume set

1st Edition

Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan
June 25, 1992

* Provides a balanced, comprehensive account of contemporary trends in world, regional and nation-state government and politics* Captures the global changes, both theoretical and factual, of the past three decades - to give an unprecedented overview of political science and political affairs*...

Companion to the History of Modern Science

Companion to the History of Modern Science

1st Edition

G N Cantor, G.N. Cantor, J.R.R. Christie, M.J.S. Hodge, R.C. Olby
November 02, 1989

* A descriptive and analytical guide to the development of Western science from AD 1500, and to the diversity and course of that development first in Europe and later across the world* Presented in clear, non-technical language* Extensive indexes of Subjects and Names`Indeed a companion volume...

An Encyclopedia of Philosophy

An Encyclopedia of Philosophy

1st Edition

G.H.R. Parkinson
March 31, 1988

* Presents a broad survey of philosophical thought* Each chapter explores, and places in context, a major area of philosophical enquiry - including the theory of meaning and of truth, the theory of knowledge, the philosophies of mathematics, science and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, moral...

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