The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014: Medicines, International Standards and the State (The History of Medicine in Context)

The British Pharmacopoeia has provided official standards for the quality of substances, medicinal products and articles used in medicine since its first publication in 1864. It is used in over 100 countries and remains an essential global reference in pharmaceutical research and development and quality control. This book explores how these standards have been achieved through a comprehensive review of the history and development of the pharmacopoeias in the UK, from the early London, Edinbur…

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The Third Brother The Royal Australian Air Force 1921-39

During 1991 the Royal Australian Air Force will celebrate its seventieth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the Chief of the Air Staff commissioned a history of the service, covering the formative years from its establishment in 1921 until 1939, thereby filling the gap between the official histories of Australian air power in the First and Second World Wars. The outcome of this initiative is “The third brother”, a major historical achievement which is destined to become the defin…

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The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences–from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. However, as The Bounds of Reason demonstrates, game theory alone cannot fully explain human behavior and should instead complement other key concepts championed by the behavioral disciplines. Herbert Gintis shows that just as game theory without broader social theory is merely technical bravado, so social theory without game …

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The German Left and the Weimar Republic: A Selection of Documents

“The German Left and the Weimar Republic” illuminates the history of the political left by presenting a wide range of documents on various aspects of socialist and communist activity in Germany. Separate chapters deal with the policy of Social Democracy in and out of government, the attempts of the Communist Party to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and then later to oppose it. Later chapters move away from the political scene to treat the attitudes of the parties to key social issues, in p…

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The Possibility of (an) Architecture: Collected Essays by Mark Goulthorpe, dECOi Architects

Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991 as a forward-looking architectural practice. This excellent collection is relevant to architectural professionals, academics and students and also …

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Reviewing Linguistic Thought Converging Trends in the 21st Century

The volume focuses on the interaction of different levels of linguistic analysis (syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and the interfaces between them, on the convergence of different theoretical models in explaining linguistic phenomena, and on recent interdisciplinary approaches to linguistic analysis. Its theoretical importance lies in bringing out and highlighting some of the common trends and directions found
in recent theoretical frameworks which focus on themes traditionally do…

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The Single-Neuron Theory: Closing in on the Neural Correlate of Consciousness

Revolutionizes our conception of who and what we are
Develops a provocative new theory about how conscious behavior is produced
Proposes that conscious experience happens not at the whole brain level but at the level of individual nerve cells
This book presents an engaging account of a provocative new theory which explores how our brain generates conscious experience and where this occurs. It suggests that conscious experience happens not at the whole brain level but at the level of indi…

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British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales

The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare. Dishes like fish pie, braised brisket with pickled walnuts, and a pastry shop full of simple, irresistible desserts have found their way onto modern British me…

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The Rarest Bird in the World: The Search for the Nechisar Nightjar

Part detective story, part love affair, and pure adventure storytelling at its best, a celebration of the thrill of exploration and the lure of wild places during the search for the elusive Nechisar Nightjar.
In 1990, a group of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar in Ethiopia. On that expedition, they collected more than two dozen specimens, saw more than three hundred species of birds, and a plethora of rare butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals, and plants. As t…

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