Conservation and Restoration of Glass by Sandra Davison, R.G. Newton

By Sandra Davison, R.G. Newton

Conservation and recovery of Glass is an in-depth advisor to the fabrics and practices required for the care and maintenance of glass items. It offers thorough assurance of either theoretical and sensible facets of glass conservation.
This re-creation of Newton and Davison's unique ebook, Conservation of Glass, comprises sections at the nature of glass, the ancient improvement and expertise of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. specialist conservators will welcome the inclusion of options for exam and documentation. Incorporating therapy of either excavated glass and historical and ornamental glass, the publication offers the data required via conservators and restorers and is priceless for a person with glass gadgets of their care.
* comprises either theoretical historical past and functional techniques, offering a complete view of the subject
* includes new hugely illustrated case studies
* Concentrates on 2 and three dimensional glass item recovery

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Conflict in Afghanistan: A Historical Encyclopedia by Frank A. Clements

By Frank A. Clements

A entire A–Z learn of the historical past of clash in Afghanistan from 1747 to the present.

• Over forty illustrations, together with the Buddha statues at Bamyan, Kabul; Afghanistan's tough terrain; Taliban and Mujahideen opponents; and Soviet troops

• exact maps, together with the humanitarian state of affairs in September 2001, provinces and significant cities, ethnolinguistic teams within the zone, and the border with Pakistan

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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy Edition 2. by Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

By Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

To summarize our past overview, this is often some of the most comprehensively academic works we have now ever come across.

We'd desired to contain the complete airborne dirt and dust jacket blurb for the 1978 1st variation, sooner than its whole 3-Volume subject matters checklist, as an extra public provider (since Amazon does not take place to show an article overview for those scarce yet important works) -- yet we have been interested in exceeding our 1,000 note restrict.

So, the following it truly is as a complement (again, we want to REQUEST A COMPARATIVE overview from someone conversant in the additions and adjustments integrated into the 12/2001 2d version; diplomats and/or students, please move this along):


"The Encyclopedia of yankee overseas coverage is a selective reference paintings containing especially commissioned essays that discover recommendations, issues, doctrines, and special guidelines within the historical past of yankee overseas kin. The essays diversity in assurance from vast suggestions reminiscent of isolationism and nationwide self-determination to express subject matters akin to the Monroe Doctrine and the China foyer.

This topical strategy provides to severe readers - scholars, academicians, govt officers, newshounds, politicians, and the layman - an authoritative compendium of essays that examine the improvement, software, and that means of uncomplicated options in overseas coverage.

The ninety-five essays during this quantity are all in line with the latest scholarship, and plenty of of them care for subject matters that experience now not formerly been the topic of constant research and systematic research. Even in these essays that take care of fabric that has acquired massive scholarly recognition, the authors supply unique syntheses and interpretations. All subject matters are mentioned inside of a significant historic context and in a way now not on hand somewhere else.

The authors weren't required to stick to any average method or ideological version. one of the most well known students of their respective fields, they've got written with whole freedom. the result's now not the normal chronological account of yank international coverage yet wide-ranging discussions that hide a large political spectrum, from Left to correct.

The Encyclopedia of yank overseas coverage: stories of the valuable activities and ideas displays the significance of yankee overseas coverage within the modern global. it's a finished survey of considerate analyses, which enriches and clarifies overseas coverage and the strategies and rhetoric linked to it. it's an project detailed within the historiography of yank overseas relations."

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Symmetry and Separation of Variables by Willard Miller

By Willard Miller

This ebook is worried with the connection among the symmetries of a
linear partial differential equation of mathematical physics, the
coordinate platforms within which the equation admits strategies through separation
of variables, and the houses of the particular features that come up in
this way. it's proven how the strategy of separation of variables might be
used to supply a group-theoretic beginning for a lot of exact functionality
conception. distinct services integrated during this remedy are the features of
Mathieu, Ince, Lame and others. A group-theoretic desktop should be
developed which describes a few of the separable coordinate platforms and
growth theorems referring to targeted separable suggestions. certainly, for the
most crucial linear equations the separated recommendations might be
characterised as eigenfunctions of a suite of commuting second-order
symmetric operators within the enveloping algebra. the matter of increasing
one set of separable suggestions when it comes to one other reduces to an issue in
the illustration thought of the Lie symmetry algebra. This publication
constitutes an immense step within the group-theoretic method of targeted
capabilities. it really is basically written and will be available to a wide
spectrum of readers.

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Dolls of Canada: A Reference Guide by Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf

By Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf

For the ardent collector and (or someone who as soon as owned a doll, here's a heritage of the dolls which were made and enjoyed in Canada.

Doll accumulating, a favored pursuit in Europe and the USA, has been starting to be speedily in Canada. Evelyn Strahlendorf has compiled a reference paintings that lines the advance of dolls in Canada and of the that produces them. It comprises the dates, names, and features of approximately a thousand Canadian dolls from prehistoric instances to the present.

Coverage starts with Inuit and different local dolls, then turns to the dolls that experience survived from the times of early eu cost and the dolls of a number of of the ethnic cultures which make the Canadian mosaic. a lot of the publication is dedicated to the paintings of industrial dollmakers and the evolution in their dolls, together with the background of every corporation with information regarding their items, development, and achievements. the producing procedure is tested because it constructed from bisque and composition via a number of plastics to the dolls of today.

Separate chapters take care of dolls that painting celebrities (including Barbara Ann Scott, the Dionne quintuplets, and Wayne Gretsky), dolls which are greater than playthings (used in screens or advertising), the Eaton's attractiveness dolls that have been the most well-liked dolls in Canada for a few years, and dolls created by way of artists.

The dolls replicate the altering models and tradition of Canada. Their garments is frequently the newest common and fabrics; their talents not just contain speaking, wiggling, and consuming yet lately expand to bilingualism.

With few exceptions, each doll defined has been for my part tested through the author.

This booklet is a priceless reference device for doll creditors, museums, libraries, old purchasers, doll shops, and flea industry operators. simply because Canada has been exporting dolls for part a century, it is going to gain creditors the world over as well.

It can also be meant for a unique category of fanatic Mrs. Strahlendorf calls the closet collector. There are tens of millions of such humans in North the USA who've dolls and will gather dolls yet don't admit their excitement to others.

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