TALBOT, WHF: William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (Studies in British Art)

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (Studies in British Art), book coverBrusius, Mirjam; Dean, Katrina; Ramalingam, Chitra. William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (Studies in British Art). Yale University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780300179347. Unmarked. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31183) $31.00

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Illustrated throughout. Index. References. 308p. Drawing on Talbot’s fascinating letters, diaries, research notebooks, botanical specimens, and photographic prints, distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines, this book uncovers connections between his innovations as a photography pioneer and his broader interests in optics, mathematics, science, and classical studies.

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BOAS, RP: Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories

Boas, Ralph P. Jr. Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, Vol 15). Mathematical Association of America, 1995. ISBN: 088385323X. Unmarked text. Phone numbers on back end page. Soft corner crease on back cover. Good. Paperback. (#31056) $25.00

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In the famous paper of 1938, ‘A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting’, written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H. W. O. Pétard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods.

Illustrated. 308p.

LEHRER, A: Frames, Fields, and Contrasts: New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization

Lehrer, Adrienne; Kittay, Eva Feder. (editors) Frames, Fields, and Contrasts: New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization (Labor Relations Report 21). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992. ISBN: 0805810897. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31007) $50.00

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Different disciplines have studied lexical structure from their own vantage points. This volume brings together thinkers across the disciplines of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and computer science to exchange ideas, discuss a range of questions and approaches to the topic, consider alternative research strategies and methodologies, and formulate interdisciplinary hypotheses concerning lexical organization. 464p.

Contributors include Lawrence W. Barsalou, James Ross, Ray Jackendoff, Roger Chaffin, Paul Kay, Keith Allan, and others.