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Keith Van Rijsbergen demonstrates how different models of information retrieval (IR) can be combined in the same framework used to formulate the general principles of quantum...

Commedia Dell 'arte: A Handbook for Troupes

A companion to John Rudlin's best-selling Commedia dell'Arte: A Handbook for Actors, this book covers both the history and professional practice of commedia dell'arte companies...

Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading

The sixth edition of this landmark reference represents classic and trend-setting scholarship that is among the best in the field. Through careful evaluation of reader surveys and...

Why Materialism is Baloney

The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book...

Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work: From Theory to Application

This book is a mind opener to many important issues of human behavior. -- from the Foreword by James E. Birren Reminiscence work continues to develop in exciting and productive...

The 2000-2005 World Outlook for Motion Picture Production, Distribution and Theaters (Strategic Planning Series)

The liberalization of markets has lead to record levels of international investments. Icon Group Ltd.'s primary mission is to assist international managers to better plan and...

A Statistical and Multi-wavelength Study of Star Formation in Galaxies

This thesis presents a pioneering method for gleaning the maximum information from the deepest images of the far-infrared universe obtained with the Herschel satellite,...

Analysis of survival data with cross-effects of survival functions

The German Freikorps 1918-23

The troops returning home to Germany after the 1918 Armistice found their country riven by internal unrest, and its eastern borders threatened. Though reluctant to support the new...

The Sleeping Doll


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