Grandville L Int grale

Grandville L Int  grale PDF Book Detail Author: Bryan Talbot
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473597080
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 608

Book Description
'I've never come across a fictional world as fully-realised as Bryan Talbot's Grandville... It's a world you'll never tire of exploring' IAN RANKIN Beware the Badger! The acclaimed steampunk series from graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot explores an alternate art-nouveau world populated by intelligent animals, a human underclass, and wondrous technology. Within this rich fantastical milieu, the relentless Detective-Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard pursues shadowy death squads, psychotic killers, dark political conspiracies, ruthless crime lords, and bloodthirsty cults through the streets of London and the center of the greatest empire on earth, the Belle Epoque Paris known as Grandville. Grandville L'Intégrale collects all five Grandville novels in one deluxe hardcover volume accompanied by voluminous author notes never before in print. *WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN* 'I have greatly enjoyed the Grandville books. I think they're superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written - everything about them is terrific' PHILIP PULLMAN 'These ingeniously plotted fantasies will make you bark with laughter' METRO 'Utterly delightful' THE TIMES 'Bryan Talbot is a genius' OBSERVER

The Complete Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose L integrale Des Contes en Vers Et en Prose

The Complete Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose  L integrale Des Contes en Vers Et en Prose  PDF Book Detail Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486424767
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 262

Book Description
In the tradition of Aesop, the fables in this entertaining collection also impart practical, moral advice. Included are a trio of tales in verse as well as prose favorites such as "Sleeping Beauty," and "Little Red Riding Hood." English translations appear on pages facing the original French. The most complete edition available in English.

On Sums of Sixteen Biquadrates

On Sums of Sixteen Biquadrates PDF Book Detail Author: Jean-Marc Deshouillers
Publisher: SMF
ISBN:
Category : Equations, Biquadratic
Languages : en
Pages : 120

Book Description
By 1939 it was known that 13,792 cannot be expressed as a sum of sixteen biquadrates (folklore), that there exist infinitely many natural numbers which cannot be written as sums of fifteen biquadrates (Kempner) and that every sufficiently large integer is a sum of sixteen biquadrates (Davenport). In this memoir it is shown that every integer larger than $10^{216}$ and not divisible by 16 can be represented as a sum of sixteen biquadrates. Combined with a numerical study by Deshouillers, Hennecart and Landreau, this result implies that every integer larger than 13,792 is a sum of sixteen biquadrates. The volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in number theory.

Educational Times

Educational Times PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 950

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Rethinking the Musical Instrument

Rethinking the Musical Instrument PDF Book Detail Author: Mine Doğantan-Dack
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527578968
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 465

Book Description
This volume brings together scholars and artist-researchers to explore the nature and function of musical instruments in creative practices, and their role in musical culture. Through historical, theoretical, critical, practical-artistic perspectives and case studies, the contributors here examine identities and affordances of acoustical, electronic and digital musical instruments, the kinds of relationships that composers and performers establish with them, and the crucial role they play in the emergence of musical experiences and meanings.

Fatou Julia Montel

Fatou  Julia  Montel PDF Book Detail Author: Michèle Audin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642178537
Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 332

Book Description
How did Pierre Fatou and Gaston Julia create what we now call Complex Dynamics, in the context of the early twentieth century and especially of the First World War? The book is based partly on new, unpublished sources. Who were Pierre Fatou, Gaston Julia, Paul Montel? New biographical information is given on the little known mathematician that was Pierre Fatou. How did the WW1 injury of Julia influence mathematical life in France? From the reviews of the French version: "Audin’s book is ... filled with marvelous biographical information and analysis, dealing not just with the men mentioned in the book’s title but a large number of other players, too ... [It] addresses itself to scholars for whom the history of mathematics has a particular resonance and especially to mathematicians active, or even with merely an interest, in complex dynamics. ... presents it all to the reader in a very appealing form." (Michael Berg, The Mathematical Association of America, October 2009)

Walter Gautschi Volume 3

Walter Gautschi  Volume 3 PDF Book Detail Author: Claude Brezinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146147132X
Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages : 767

Book Description
Walter Gautschi has written extensively on topics ranging from special functions, quadrature and orthogonal polynomials to difference and differential equations, software implementations, and the history of mathematics. He is world renowned for his pioneering work in numerical analysis and constructive orthogonal polynomials, including a definitive textbook in the former, and a monograph in the latter area. This three-volume set, Walter Gautschi: Selected Works with Commentaries, is a compilation of Gautschi’s most influential papers and includes commentaries by leading experts. The work begins with a detailed biographical section and ends with a section commemorating Walter’s prematurely deceased twin brother. This title will appeal to graduate students and researchers in numerical analysis, as well as to historians of science. Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 1 Numerical Conditioning Special Functions Interpolation and Approximation Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 2 Orthogonal Polynomials on the Real Line Orthogonal Polynomials on the Semicircle Chebyshev Quadrature Kronrod and Other Quadratures Gauss-type Quadrature Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 3 Linear Difference Equations Ordinary Differential Equations Software History and Biography Miscellanea Works of Werner Gautschi

M moire

M  moire PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : Mathematics
Languages : en
Pages :

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African Francophone Cinema

African Francophone Cinema PDF Book Detail Author: Samba Diop
Publisher: University Press of the South, Incorporated
ISBN:
Category : Cinéma - Afrique francophone - Histoire
Languages : en
Pages : 106

Book Description
"This short encyclopedic book is destined to students who are interested in African Francophone Film and Cinema. The major contemporary African Francophone filmmakers and their films are treated her. The book discusses a certain number of themes as they are featured in African Francophone Cinema. The interface between cinematographic language and image is also studied. This study reflects the vibrancy of the emergent field of African cinema. Furthermore, the reading and interpretation of the aforementioned themes is a testimony toward the commitment of African filmmakers who re-visit and update a certain number of topics as well as explore new avenues, thus pushing further and further outward the boundaries of filmmaking in Africa." "Thus, many of the films analyzed in this book allow the reader to reflect on some contemporary issues that affect Africans and, at the same time, these films provide for entertainment, fun, and light humor. Thanks to the availability of these films, the African is at once educated and entertained. Beyond Africa, the themes embedded in African Francophone films help toward a letter appreciation and understanding of African Cinema."--BOOK JACKET.

The Life Significance of French Baroque Poetry

The Life Significance of French Baroque Poetry PDF Book Detail Author: Marlies Kronegger
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
With baroque poets, the vocation of literature seems to be the exaltation of the elemental significance of life and of the human spirit. The tetrad pattern of the four elements - water, fire, air, and earth - provides their views of the cosmos as a whole, imprinting the elements' struggle with one another upon every level of creation. The four elements are the matrix of their relations to both themselves and a primordial Being. Their universe is in essence a universe of tension and uneasiness, for it is a universe of creation, revolt, and exaltation. Man does not simply submit to the forces of nature but is able by spiritual energy to regulate and control them.

Domenico Scarlatti Adventures

Domenico Scarlatti Adventures PDF Book Detail Author: Massimiliano Sala
Publisher: Ut Orpheus
ISBN:
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 458

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Mathematical Study of the Betaplane Model

Mathematical Study of the Betaplane Model PDF Book Detail Author: Isabelle Gallagher
Publisher:
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Category : Dinàmica de fluids
Languages : en
Pages : 116

Book Description
The authors are interested in a model of rotating fluids, describing the motion of the ocean in the equatorial zone. This model is known as the Saint-Venant, or shallow-water type system, to which a rotation term is added whose amplitude is linear with respect to the latitude; in particular it vanishes at the equator. After a physical introduction to the model, the authors describe the various waves involved and study in detail the resonances associated to those waves. They then exhibit the formal limit system (as the rotation becomes large), obtained as usual by filtering out the waves, and prove its wellposedness. Finally they prove three types of convergence results: a weak convergence result towards a linear, geostrophic equation, a strong convergence result of the filtered solutions towards the unique strong solution to the limit system, and a ``hybrid'' strong convergence result of the filtered solutions towards a weak solution to the limit system. In particular the authors obtain that there are no confined equatorial waves in the mean motion as the rotation becomes large.