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Great Short Poems from Around the World

by Bob Blaisdell

This keepsake gift volume ranges from the twelfth century B.C. to modern times to present an international sampling of the world's best short poems. The works of ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Persian poets appear alongside those of Arabic, Chinese, German, Indian, Japanese, and Hungarian authors, in addition to classics by English, Irish, and American writers.Featured poems include those of Pushkin ("I Loved You"), Yeats ("Down by the Salley Gardens"), Jonson ("On My First Daughter"), Hughes ("The Negro Speaks of Rivers"), Basho ("The Quiet Pond"), Bhasa ("The Moon"), and Tsvetaeva ("I do not think, or argue, or complain"). Additional selections include verse by Li Po, Sappho, Paz, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Blake, Campion, H.D., Heine, Frost, Lermontov, Swift, Rilke, and many others.

The Snow Queen (Fairy Tales Ser.)

by Hans Christian Andersen Edmund Dulac

When Gerda's beloved playmate, Kai, disappears one winter afternoon, all of the grownups give him up as forever lost. But Gerda knows in her heart that Kai can be rescued, and with nothing more than the clothes on her back, she journeys to a far country, populated by an ancient sorceress, friendly crows, and fearsome robbers. Gerda's power to face every obstacle in the quest to save her friend from his kidnapper, The Snow Queen, lies in her innocence and her abiding faith.Storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is famed for his heartwarming tales of enduring love and persistence in the face of adversity. Enchanting full-color images by Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac enhance Andersen's fairy tale of a girl's unshakable determination and stirring heroism, a classic that inspired the Disney animated film Frozen.

Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers

by Forrest O. Moore Peter M. Rhee Gerard J. Fulda

A unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees that covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency medicine This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind question-and-answer text for medical professionals and apprentices concentrating on the growing subspecialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. Covering all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, it is an ideal learning and review text for surgical residents and trainees who care for these patients and those taking the Surgical Critical Care Board Examination. Edited by highly experienced professionals, and written in an engaging style, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers focuses exclusively on the unique problems and complexity of illnesses of the critically ill and injured surgical patient, and covers the specialist daily care such patients require. It reflects the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology, and includes fully revised and updated questions throughout, with additional topics addressed in a new companion website. Unique question-and-answer book on the growing specialty of critical care and acute surgery Ideal for US boards candidates Covers trauma and burns as well as critical care 8 page full-color insert showing high quality surgical photos to aid study Supplementary website including additional questions Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Second Edition is an excellent resource for medical students, residents, fellows, and surgeons, as well as those in non-surgical specialties.

Principles of Aeroelasticity (Dover Books on Engineering)

by Holt Ashley Raymond L. Bisplinghoff

Principles of Aeroelasticity constitutes an attempt to bring order to a group of problems which have coalesced into a distinct and mature subdivision of flight vehicle engineering. The authors have formulated a unifying philosophy of the field based on the equations of forced motion of the elastic flight vehicle. A distinction is made between static and dynamic phenomena, and beyond this the primary classification is by the number of independent space variables required to define the physical system.Following an introductory chapter on the field of aeroelasticity and its literature, the book continues in two major parts. Chapters 2 through 5 give general methods of constructing static and dynamic equations and deal specifically with the laws of mechanics for heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators, and structural operators. Chapters 6 through 10 survey the state of aeroelastic theory. The chapters proceed from simplified cases which have only a small, finite number of degrees of freedom, to one-dimensional systems (line structures), and finally to two-dimensional systems (plate- and shell-like structures).Chapter 9 combines some of the previous results by treating the unrestrained elastic vehicle in flight. All these chapters assume linear systems with properties independent of time, but Chapter 10 takes up the subject of systems which must be represented by nonlinear equations or by equations with time varying coefficients.

The Geometry of Kerr Black Holes (Dover Books on Physics)

by Barrett O'Neill

This unique monograph by a noted UCLA professor examines in detail the mathematics of Kerr black holes, which possess the properties of mass and angular momentum but carry no electrical charge. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and astronomy as well as professional physicists, the self-contained treatment constitutes an introduction to modern techniques in differential geometry. The text begins with a substantial chapter offering background on the mathematics needed for the rest of the book. Subsequent chapters emphasize physical interpretations of geometric properties such as curvature, geodesics, isometries, totally geodesic submanifolds, and topological structure. Further investigations cover relativistic concepts such as causality, Petrov type, optical scalars, and the Goldberg-Sachs theorem. Four helpful appendixes supplement the text.

Topos Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by P. T. Johnstone

One of the best books on a relatively new branch of mathematics, this volume focuses on how topos theory integrates geometric and logical ideas into the foundations of mathematics and theoretical computer science. Topics include internal category theory, topologies and sheaves, geometric morphisms, natural number objects, cohomology, set theory, and more. 1977 edition.

Solved Problems in Analysis: As Applied to Gamma, Beta, Legendre and Bessel Functions (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Orin J. Farrell Bertram Ross

Nearly 200 problems, each with a detailed, worked-out solution, deal with the properties and applications of the gamma and beta functions, Legendre polynomials, and Bessel functions. The first two chapters examine gamma and beta functions, including applications to certain geometrical and physical problems such as heat-flow in a straight wire. The following two chapters treat Legendre polynomials, addressing applications to specific series expansions, steady-state heat-flow temperature distribution, gravitational potential of a circular lamina, and application of Gauss's mechanical quadrature formula with pertinent table. The final chapters explore Bessel functions, discussing differentiation formulas, generating functions, relations to Legendre polynomials, and other applications.This volume constitutes a useful tool for professional engineers and experimental physicists. Students of mathematics, physics, and engineering will particularly benefit from the book's expanded solutions.

The Blue Lagoon

by Willy Pogany Henry De Stacpoole

Love blossoms amid a tropical paradise in this tale of two children stranded on a remote South Pacific island. Richard and Emmeline escape from a burning ship and learn to fend for themselves, as they fish, swim, dive for pearls, and explore their idyllic home in the Blue Lagoon. But with the passing of time, the innocents begin to experience strange emotions and discover a new dimension to their relationship.H. De Vere Stacpoole's popular 1908 romance inspired two sequels as well as four movie versions. His lyrical descriptions of the restless sea, the enchanting desert island, and the charming young lovers are complemented by captivating images envisioned by a master from the Golden Age of Illustration, Willy Pogány.

Ferrohydrodynamics (Dover Books on Physics)

by R. E. Rosensweig

The behavior and dynamics of magnetic fluids receive a coherent, comprehensive treatment in this high-level study. One of the best classical introductions to the subject, the text covers most aspects of particle interaction, from magnetic repulsion to quasi-stable equilibriums and ferrohydrodynamic instabilities. Suitable for graduate students and researchers in physics, engineering, and applied mathematics.

Russian Folktales from the Collection of A. Afanasyev: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Russian)

by Sergey Levchin Alexander Afanasyev

This original dual-language edition features new translations of Russian folk tales from the authoritative three-volume collection by famed author Alexander Afanasyev. A rich, robust world of the imagination that will captivate readers of all ages, this compilation's tales include The Princess-Frog, The Tale of Prince Ivan, The Firebird and the Gray Wolf, and many others.

A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic

by Raymond M. Smullyan

Combining stories of great writers and philosophers with quotations and riddles, this completely original text for first courses in mathematical logic examines problems related to proofs, propositional logic and first-order logic, undecidability, and other topics. 2013 edition.

Optical Illusions: An Eye-Popping Extravaganza of Visual Tricks

by Gianni A. Sarcone Marie-Jo Waeber

"This is a very entertaining collection of optical illusions, full of pictures that will leave you scratching your head as you try to figure out how they've fooled you. There are loads of them, and it's the best optical illusion book I've come across." -- Bertass Reviews Anything/World of Children's BooksAn image on a page appears to vibrate, a face gradually disappears, and a puzzling cat makes an appearance in this feast of fascinating optical tricks. Children and adults can discover the fascinating intersection of art, science, and magic in a series of geometric illusions, delusions, distortion effects, and other impossible images.Designed and drawn by a famous puzzle maker, the book is intended to perplex readers, to excite their sense of wonder, and to encourage them to question the nature of reality. The optical illusions, which combine visual interest with elements of psychology and recreational logic, include many original illusions as well as new adaptations of lesser-known visual tricks. Each of the images is accompanied by a simple commentary that explains how it works.

The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat (Dover Birds)

by William Young

This captivating collection of 99 essays offers a well-researched but easy-to-read look at birds as familiar as the sparrow and as seldom-seen as the albatross, from dancing varieties (crane) to sacred ones (ibis) to those associated with practical jokes and assassinations (snipe). The book combines extensive field experience with reflections drawn from biology, literature, music, history, politics, and other areas.

W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings (Dover Thrift Editions)

by W.E.B. Du Bois Bob Blaisdell

A towering figure in African-American history, W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) created a substantial literary legacy beyond such seminal works as The Souls of Black Folk. This volume highlights his other nonfiction writings and should be of great value to students in secondary school and college as well as to other readers. Contents include:Strivings of the Negro People (1897) A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South (1899) The Song of the Smoke (1899) The Black North: A Social Study (1901) Sorrow Songs (1903) The Talented Tenth (1903) Credo (1904) Address of the Niagara Movement to the Country (1906) Religion in the South (1907) The Value of Agitation (1907) The Case (1907) The Burden of Black Women (1907) Evolution of the Race Problem (1909) Politeness (1911) Jesus Christ in Georgia (1911) The Upbuilding of Black Durham: The Success of the Negroes and Their Value to a Tolerant and Helpful Southern City (1912) Intermarriage (1913) Socialism and the Negro Problem (1913) Woman Suffrage (1915) Booker T. Washington (1915) The Shadow of Years (1918) Returning Soldiers (1919) Let Us Reason Together (1919) The Souls of White Folk (1920) The Damnation of Women (1920) Again, Social Equality (1920)

Greek and Roman Oratory (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Bob Blaisdell

This inexpensive compilation of great oratory by ancient Greeks and Romans will be useful to students of history as well as those looking to hone their public speaking skills. Contents include Pericles' oration in favor of the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, in addition to speeches by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many others.

The Quantum Mechanics of Many-Body Systems: Second Edition (Dover Books on Physics)

by D. J. Thouless

This monograph introduces advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics to the "many-body" theory in theoretical physics. The treatment addresses problems and solutions related to nuclear and atomic physics, the electron theory of metals, and the theories of liquid helium three and four. A unified account of the field rather than a description of parallel methods, the text's main thematic approaches include the self-consistent field and its generalizations, perturbation theory and the use of Feynman diagrams, and the use of Green functions to describe excitations of a many-body system. The primary emphasis is on the theories of atomic nuclei, the electron gas, superconductivity, and liquid helium three. A familiarity with the principles of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics is assumed, but a detailed knowledge of nuclear and solid state physics is unnecessary.

The Three Mulla-Mulgars (The Three Royal Monkeys)

by Dorothy P. Lathrop Walter De Mare

A trio of royal monkey brothers -- Thimble, Thumble, and Nod -- receive a magical amulet from their mother, who instructs them to set out in search of their father. It's been many years since the father vanished after undertaking his own quest for the kingdom of his brother, the Prince of the Valleys of Tishnar. With the amulet to protect them, the brothers set off on a series of adventures that unfold across a fantasy vision of Africa.This enchanting tale, a hidden jewel of children's literature, is geared toward 9- to 13-year-olds, but the narrative's humor, excitement, and poetic qualities will captivate readers of all ages. Expressive black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dorothy P. Lathrop add charm and beauty to Walter de la Mare's enduring fable of brotherhood and friendship.

Lady into Fox (Barnes And Noble Digital Library)

by David Garnett R. A. Garnett

A husband and wife venture outdoors for a walk in the Oxfordshire woodlands when the woman is suddenly, unaccountably, and irrevocably transformed into a fox. This simply told modern folktale offers a moving portrait of a man's devotion and a woman's struggle to maintain her humanity. Written in 1922 by a member of the Bloomsbury group, the tale features a strange but memorable combination of humor, fantasy, allegory, and realism in addition to enchanting woodcut illustrations.

Mrs. Spring Fragrance: A Collection of Chinese-American Short Stories (Masterworks Of Literature Ser.)

by Sui Sin Far

These remarkable tales rank among the first works of fiction published by a Chinese-American author. The daughter of an English shipping merchant and his Chinese wife, Edith Maude Eaton grew up in Canada and settled in the United States. She pursued a career in journalism under the pen name Sui Sin Far. A mixed-heritage woman in a culture rife with anti-Chinese sentiment, she was a pioneer in expressing the struggles and triumphs of the immigrant experience. In these deceptively simple fables of family life, Sui Sin Far offers revealing views of life in Seattle and San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century. Her observations of the tensions of cultural assimilation reflect the difficulties of maintaining old customs in a new environment as well as the challenges that accompany new freedoms. This collection features the title story, in which a young Chinese woman acts as a bridge between immigrant parents and their Americanized children; "In the Land of the Free," an ironically titled account of suffering inflicted by discriminatory immigration laws; "The Story of One White Woman Who Married a Chinese"; "The Three Souls of Ah So Nan"; "The Sing Song Woman"; and other captivating tales.

My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Booker T. Washington

The primary voice of the African American community from 1890 to 1915, and the author of Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington was an educator and orator as well as a founder of the Alabama school that developed into Tuskegee University. Washington proposed that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather than a liberal arts education--a position opposed by other black leaders, including W. E. B. Dubois, and the source of a debate that lingers to this day. In this autobiographical work, Washington discusses how he arrived at his views on race relations, focusing on the importance of cooperation and teamwork and describing the experiences that led to the founding of Tuskegee. My Larger Education is essential reading for anyone wishing to learn more about Washington and his ideas as well as those seeking insights into the challenges faced by African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century.

A Date with a Dish: Classic African-American Recipes (African American)

by Freda Deknight

An outstanding feast of distinctively American culinary genius, this comprehensive collection of authentic African-American recipes was assembled by a well-known cooking columnist for Ebony magazine. Freda DeKnight was baking bread and biscuits by the time she was five years old. In the course of her career as a teacher and counselor of culinary arts, she assembled and shared thousands of fabulous recipes, the best of which appear here.Filled with the aroma of childhood memories, this guide helps modern cooks re-create hundreds of classic dishes for every meal of the day, from chicken and oyster gumbo to sweet potato pudding. The recipes start with appetizers, cheese, soups, relishes, and sauces, advancing to meats, fowl, fish, and all-in-one dishes. In addition to suggestions for vegetables, salads, and breads, the menu includes a mouthwatering selection of Creole dishes and delightful desserts.

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest Friends

by Thornton W. Burgess Harrison Cady

This deluxe hardcover edition presents three of the beloved storyteller's most popular books. Burgess' timeless tales of woodland whimsy recount the exploits of Peter Cottontail, Reddy Fox, and Grandfather Frog. Featuring the original art by Harrison Cady, the stories offer young readers examples of friendship, honesty, forgiveness, and other virtues.

Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer

Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Germans Maximilian I was Albrecht Dürer's main patron from 1512 onward. These 45 pages of marginal drawings for the ruler's prayer book, unknown till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side. Includes 8 additional drawings by other artists and a new Introduction.

The Fountains of Rome: Selected Plates from the Classic "Le Fontane di Roma," 1660-1675

by Giovanni Battista Falda Giovanni Francesco Venturini

These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest and most accurate landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. The only edition in print, this compilation of outstanding engravings will be of immense interest to architectural historians as well as travelers to Rome and lovers of art and architecture.

Gustav Mahler (Studies Of Composers #Vol. 8)

by Erik Ryding Ernst Krenek James Galston Bruno Walter

Conductor, composer, and writer Bruno Walter (1876-1962) worked closely with Gustav Mahler as the composer's assistant and protégé. His revealing recollections of Mahler were written in 1936, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the composer's death. Walter first encountered Mahler more than 40 years earlier, when he served as the composer's assistant conductor in Hamburg. He worked with Mahler again at the Vienna Opera, and after the composer's death conducted the debut of the Ninth Symphony and Das Lied von der Erde. A staunch supporter of Mahler's genius and defender of his dour personality, Bruno cites the pressures faced by a gifted artist striving for perfection. This edition of his tribute to his friend and mentor features supplemental materials that include a biographical sketch of Mahler as man and artist by Ernst Křenek, the composer's son-in-law and musical heir, and a new Introduction by Erik Ryding, author of Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere.

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