The present volume presents cutting-edge research on Arabic linguistics. It features a set of papers which continue a long tradition of seeking new explanations for familiar or previously undiscovered structural patterns. While the papers illustrate a range of approaches, from formalist to functionalist, each paper combines rigorous analysis of a set of Arabic data within the context of explicit models of some aspect of human language. The volume consists of three sections, the first section devoted to phonetics and phonology, the second to syntax, and the third to language acquisition and language contact.
Author: Heidi Knecht
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Artifacts linked to projectile technologies traditionally have provided the foundations for time-space systematics and cultural-historic frameworks in archaeological research having to do with foragers. With the shift in archae ological research objectives to processual interpretations, projectile technolo gies continue to receive marked attention, but with an emphasis on the implications of variability in such areas as design, function, and material as they relate to the broader questions of human adaptation. The reason that this particular domain of foraging technology persists as an important focus of research, I think, comes in three parts. A projectile technology was a crucial part of most foragers' strategies for survival, it was functionally spe cific, and it generally was fabricated from durable materials likely to be detected archaeologically. Being fundamental to meat acquisition and the principal source of calo ries, projectile technologies were typically afforded greater time-investment, formal modification, and elaboration of attributes than others. Moreover, such technologies tend to display greater standardization because of con straints on size, morphology, and weight that are inherent to the delivery system. The elaboration of attributes and standardization of form gives pro jectile technologies time-and space-sensitivity that is greater than most other foraging technologies. And such sensitivity is immensely valuable in archae ological research.
Alpine Biodiversity in Europe
Author: Laszlo Nagy, Georg Grabherr, Christian Körner, Desmond B.A. Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, spawned a multitude of pro grammes aimed at assessing, managing and conserving the earth's biological diversity. One important issue addressed at the conference was the mountain environment. A specific feature of high mountains is the so-called alpine zone, i. e. the treeless regions at the uppermost reaches. Though covering only a very small proportion of the land surface, the alpine zone contains a rela tively large number of plants, animals, fungi and microbes which are specifi cally adapted to cold environments. This zone contributes fundamentally to the planet's biodiversity and provides many resources for mountain dwelling as well as lowland people. However, rapid and largely man-made changes are affecting mountain ecosystems, such as soil erosion, losses of habitat and genetic diversity, and climate change, all of which have to be addressed. As stated in the European Community Biodiversity Strategy, "the global scale of biodiversity reduction or losses and the interdependence of different species and ecosystems across national borders demands concerted international action". Managing biodiversity in a rational and sustainable way needs basic knowledge on its qualitative and quantitative aspects at local, regional and global scales. This is particularly true for mountains, which are distributed throughout the world and are indeed hot spots of biodiversity in absolute terms as well as relative to the surrounding lowlands.
The Prague Book
Author: Robert Fischer
Breathtaking images, some in fold-out format, capture the essence of the city. Special features and interesting facts bring to life the city's glorious past and present. An inspiring gift or the perfect souvenir.
Poland Marco Polo Road Atlas
Author: Marco Polo Travel
Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited
Fully updated for 2017... and now with ZOOM system for even better orientation! Unique spiral binding with wrap-around spine. High quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters to aid route planning. Comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities. The scale is 1: 300 000.
The London Book
Author: Petra Dubilski
Publisher: Monaco Books
Lavishly illustrated, THE LONDON BOOK is a superb tribute to this much-loved capital combining over 300 stunning images with engaging text. This sumptuous coffee table book features page after page of visual delights capturing the major attractions of this unique and cosmopolitan metropolis, from the splendour of the royal palaces and historic cathedrals to the lush green parks, vibrant markets and world famous shops. A visual feast to captivate and tempt your customers and a fabulous souvenir all in one. ● Breathtaking images capture the essence of a remarkable city ● Special features and interesting facts bring to life the city's past and present ● An inspiring gift or the perfect souvenir
Vanoise Ski Touring
Author: Paul Henderson
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
This guidebook provides an introduction to ski touring in France's Savoie département and covers the Vanoise National Park and surrounding area. Routes across all the major areas of the region including tours of all levels of difficulty and of all styles, from one-day trips to multi-day, hut-to-hut journeys. Skiing exploded in Savoie in the 1960s and 1970s, when every mountain village wanted to exploit the 'white gold' that fell every winter. Despite the massive development of ski resorts, including some of the biggest and best in the world, many areas remained untouched and became the reserve of ski tourers. It is in these untouched areas that you will find the real 'white gold' of Savoie. The guide is aimed at skiers who find the magnificent, unspoilt scenery and peace and quiet of the mountains as exhilarating as the thrill of a perfect descent. The tours that have been chosen reflect the variety of landscape and skiing that makes ski touring in Savoie so special. The guide is divided into 12 chapters, which describe 63 days of skiing, with over 100 additional alternatives and variations. Many of the tours start from resorts and can be combined with a resort-based ski holiday.
The New York Book
Author: Robert Fischer, Tom Jeier
PLACES & PEOPLES: PICTORIAL WORKS. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a tribute to the city that never sleeps, full of striking images, some in gatefold format. Embark on a journey through New York's roller coaster history and take a close up look at its distinctive neighbourhoods. Discover more about its iconic sites - the Statue of Liberty, Broadway and Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park and the Met to name a few as well as the city's finest restaurants and legendary department stores. An ideal gift or souvenir.
The Paris Book
Author: Robert Fischer, Christiane Gsänger, Stefan Jordan
"Paris is still this monstrous miracle, this collection of movements, machines and thoughts that arouse nothing but amazement, the city of a hundred thousand novels, the head of the world." Balzac's observation is as valid today as it was then. The city has been praised in song, provided atmospheric backdrop for countless films and novels, served as the center for the French chanson style, and is for many stil( the "City of Love". Indeed, it is often love at first sight, sitting over a café crème or a pastis in a street café in the lively Quartier Latin, admiring the panorama from Sacré-Coeur, enjoying a romantic cruise along the Seine, taking a relaxing stroll in the Jardin du Luxembourg, or just standing in front of one of the important works of art in a museum - virtually no one can resist the charm of this metropolis. THE PARIS BOOK invites you to embark on a fascinating journey through this glorious city and reveals its endless variety in brilliant color photos and informative texts. Foldout panorama photos provide spectacular views of the metropolis, which, as a center of culture, intellectualism and savoir-vivre, has long attracted artists, scholars, adventurers and anyone with a thirst for life. Page after page you will be shown a new perspective on thé highlights of the city Hemingway described as "a moveable feast".
Author: Donald R. Prothero, Fred Schwab
An accessible and engaging introductory text for geology majors, the book covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology utilizes important current research in tectonics and sedimentation and focuses on crucial geological principles. The book covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks, diagentetic structures, and seismic stratigraphy. Contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure are drawn upon throughout the book.