Physics of the Earth's Interior

Author: Beno Gutenberg
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483282120
Category: Science
Page: 252
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Physics of the Earth's Interior embraces such a wide range of properties and processes that the space available in one volume imposes severe limitations on their discussion. Moreover, the uneven familiarity of any geophysicist with the many fields of natural science which are involved favors their uneven treatment. For these reasons, the author has limited discussions related to gravity, terrestrial magnetism, tectonic processes, and the history of the earth, to such problems which, if solved, may give information on the earth's interior. On the other hand, seismological investigations are discussed only insofar as they bear upon the structure of the earth and the physics of its interior; seismology is to be treated in detail in another monograph of this series. The book contains nine chapters and begins with a discussion of methods of investigating the earth's interior, and the accuracy of the results. This is followed by separate chapters on the structure of the earth; the crust, mantle, and core; temperature and thermal processes in the earth; density, pressure, gravity, and flattening in the earth; elastic constants, and elastic processes; and nonelastic processes in the earth.

In Other Words

A Coursebook on Translation
Author: Mona Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317213173
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 370
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In Other Words has been the definitive coursebook for students studying translation for nearly three decades. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, it offers a practical guide based on extensive research in areas as varied as lexis, grammar, pragmatics, semiotics and ethics. It thus provides a solid basis for training a new generation of well-informed, critical students of translation. Drawing on linguistic theory and social semiotics, the third edition of this best-selling text guides trainee translators through the variety of decisions they will have to make throughout their career. Each chapter offers an explanation of key concepts, identifies potential sources of translation difficulties related to those concepts and illustrates various strategies for resolving these difficulties. Authentic examples of translated texts from a wide variety of languages and genres are examined, and practical exercises and further reading are included at the end of each chapter. The third edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter that engages with the interplay between verbal and visual elements in genres as varied as children’s literature, comics, film, poetry and advertisements. This key text remains the essential coursebook for any student of translation studies.

Nouveau Larousse illustré

dictionnaire universel encyclopédique, avec un volume de supplément et complément
Author: Pierre Larousse,Augé
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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African hairstyles

styles of yesterday and today
Author: Esi Sagay
Publisher: Heinemann
Category: Art
Page: 108
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Shows traditional hairstyles used in each region of Africa and modern styles which make use of cornrowing and threading

A Grammar of the French Tongue

With a Prefatory Discourse Containing an Essay on the Proper Method for Teaching and Learning that Language
Author: Louis Chambaud
Publisher: N.A
Category: French language
Page: 434
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An English Translation of Jean Renaut's Galeran de Bretagne, a Thirteenth-century French Romance

Author: Renaut
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 171
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This is the first translation into English of this notable and important love poem. The ambitious work, carefully written and constructed, is consciously part of the formation of a literature in the vernacular using material other than Classical or Scriptural, following Marie de France and Chretien de Troyes. Of especial interest is the portrait of the heroine with qualities of mind and character that more than match those of the hero.


An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
Author: Henri Bergson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Comedy
Page: 200
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Practical English Usage

Author: Michael Swan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780194202435
Page: 768
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Fully revised and updated, and now available online and in print.