Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary

Author: G. Partington
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137367662
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

This rich and varied collection of essays by scholars and interviews with artists approaches the fraught topic of book destruction from a new angle, setting out an alternative history of the cutting, burning, pulping, defacing and tearing of books from the medieval period to our own age.

TRAVANCORE STATE MANUAL

Author: V. NAGAM AIYA
Publisher: VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS, Aaradhana, DEVERKOVIL 673508 India www.victoriainstitutions.com
ISBN:
Release Date: 1906
Genre: Chennai (India)

TRAVANCORE STATE MANUAL was written in the closing years of the 1800s. It is a fascinating book in that the perspective of historical events that took place in the region known as the Indian Peninsula is markedly different from what is being taught in current day schools and colleges. There is need to bring this book out in a very readable form. That is what has been attempted here. VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS has written a foreword, which aims to elucidate the various differences in perspective, and also tries to focus on varying issues which are nowadays, hidden away from public knowledge. What ultimately comes out as background of unvarying strength is the fact that the English rule, especially that by the British EAST INDIA COMPANY was really of benign qualities, towards the common man of this area. This book contains the story of an independent kingdom at the southern most end of the Indian Peninsula, which lost its independence in 1947, in the wake of a fool coming to power in England.

Practical Optimization

Author: Andreas Antoniou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387711065
Release Date: 2007-03-12
Genre: Computers

Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications is a hands-on treatment of the subject of optimization. A comprehensive set of problems and exercises makes the book suitable for use in one or two semesters of a first-year graduate course or an advanced undergraduate course. Each half of the book contains a full semester’s worth of complementary yet stand-alone material. The practical orientation of the topics chosen and a wealth of useful examples also make the book suitable for practitioners in the field.

How Products are Made

Author: Neil Schlager
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 081038907X
Release Date: 1993-12-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides information on a variety of products, discussing background, history, raw materials, design, and the manufacturing process