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Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

by Ilya Prigogine Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

Ilya Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This groundbreaking 1962 monograph, written for researchers and graduate students in this field,...


Empowered Love

by Steven Stosny Dover Publications (October 27, 2017)

Ever wonder why your self-control, rationality, and compassion seem to go out the window when dealing with your partner? Couples therapist and relationship expert Steven Stosny explains it all in this revelatory...


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

"All men by nature are actuated with the desire of knowledge," declared Aristotle. The philosopher's works are foundational to the history of science, and his treatise on metaphysics, or "first philosophy,"...


The Art of Public Speaking

by Dale Carnegie & J. Berg Esenwein Dover Publications (October 27, 2017)

A pioneer in the field of self-help, Dale Carnegie distilled his experiences as a salesman and lecturer in his first guide to successful speech-making, The Art of Public Speaking. This predecessor to his bestseller,...


Physics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

Written in the fourth century BCE by Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle, Physics set out to define the principles and causes of change, movement, and motion. For 2,000 years ― until discoveries by Galileo,...


Wake-Robin

by John Burroughs Dover Publications (March 02, 2017)

In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as "wake-robin" — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers...


Statistical Physics

by Bernard H. Lavenda Dover Publications (August 01, 2016)

Suitable for graduate students in chemical physics, statistical physics, and physical chemistry, this text develops an innovative, probabilistic approach to statistical mechanics. The treatment employs Gauss's...


Mathematical Aspects of Subsonic and Transonic Gas Dynamics

by Lipman Bers Dover Publications (October 05, 2016)

This concise volume by a prominent mathematician offers an important survey of mathematical aspects of the theory of compressible fluids. The treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students...


Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

by Edward B. McLeod, Jr. Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

Concise, unified, and logical, this introduction to the study of the basic principles of fluid dynamics emphasizes the statement of problems in mathematical language. In addition to its value as a reference...


The Political History of the Devil

by Daniel Defoe Dover Publications (February 17, 2016)

Irreverent and ironic, this 1726 satire by the author of Robinson Crusoe examines the evolution of evil and the rise of the historical force known as "the devil." Daniel Defoe's passionate and perceptive survey...


Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds

by J.P. Chaplin Dover Publications (November 17, 2015)

Martians, a reincarnated Irish woman, a dead movie star, an insane anesthetist, and an obsessed U.S. Attorney General ― these disparate characters have something in common. Each was at the center of an incident...


Nonlinear Dynamics: Exploration Through Normal Forms

by Peter B. Kahn & Yair Zarmi Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this exposition covers the method of normal forms and its application to ordinary differential equations through perturbation analysis. In addition...


Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics and Integral Equations

by Ronald B. Guenther & John W. Lee Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Superb treatment for math and physical science students discusses modern mathematical techniques for setting up and analyzing problems. Discusses partial differential equations of the 1st order, elementary modeling,...


Fourier Series

by Georgi P. Tolstov Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This reputable translation covers trigonometric Fourier series, orthogonal systems, double Fourier series, Bessel functions, the Eigenfunction method and its applications to mathematical physics, operations...


Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications

by Rudolf Carnap Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A clear, comprehensive, and rigorous treatment develops the subject from elementary concepts to the construction and analysis of relatively complex logical languages. It then considers the application of symbolic...


The Philosophy of Space and Time

by Hans Reichenbach Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other...


The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura & Everett Bleiler Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.


Liberty and the News

by Walter Lippmann & Robert Mcchesney Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Written in the aftermath of World War I, this essay by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist remains relevant in its denunciation of media bias, particularly in terms of wartime propaganda.


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political,...


Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

by Richard Maurice Bucke Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This pioneering study in mysticism explores the phenomenon of transcendent realization, or illumination. Its numerous case studies offer intriguing, real-life particulars of individuals who experienced personal...


An Introduction to Greek

by Henry Lamar Crosby & John Nevin Schaeffer Dover Publications (April 07, 2015)

This classic text not only covers vocabulary and grammar but also features selections from the works of ancient authors. Other features include exercises, glossaries, and a complete grammatical appendix, plus...


Discourses on Livy

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Ninian Hill Thomson Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting...


A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

by Edmund Burke Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Eloquent and influential , this 1757 treatise defines the concept of the sublime and explores how interaction with the physical world affects formulation of ideals related to beauty and art.


Six Great Dialogues: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium, The Republic

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Plato's Dialogues rank among Western civilization's most important and influential philosophical works. These 6 selections of his major works explore a broad range of enduringly relevant issues. Authoritative...


An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

by Jeremy Bentham Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.


Complete Essays

by Francis Bacon Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

The Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and...


Utilitarianism

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A landmark of moral philosophy and an ideal introduction to ethics, this famous work balances the claims of individuals and society, declaring that actions should produce the greatest happiness overall.


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


On the Art of Writing

by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

A renowned critic and scholar addresses the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word. Features principles and practical guidelines for aspiring...


The Prosody Handbook: A Guide to Poetic Form

by Robert Beum & Karl Shapiro Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This guide to versification is immensely useful for anyone interested in poetry or in general poetic structure. Concise and informal, it offers a systematic study of meter, tempo, rhyme, and other components...


Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

by Peter Kropotkin Dover Publications (April 04, 2012)

In a work of stunning and well-reasoned scholarship, a famous anarchist posits that the most effective human and animal communities are essentially cooperative, rather than competitive. A powerful counterpoint...


Critique of Judgment

by Immanuel Kant & J. H. Bernard Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern...


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

The ancient philosopher's enduring treatise features a refutation of skepticism, a contrast of metaphysics to the other sciences, and a meditation on the nature of the infinite.


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracian & Joseph Jacobs Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Published in 1637 by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, this volume features 300 pithy maxims on politics, professional life, and personal development. Gracian's timeless advice, focusing on honesty and kindness, remains...


A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary

by Kenneth Sisam & J. R. R. Tolkien Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features poetry, prose and popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive...


A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy & Aylmer Maude Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle...


Rhetoric

by Aristotle & W. Rhys Roberts Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this seminal work of Western philosophy, Aristotle focuses on the use of language in persuasive argument. He identifies practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in an effective presentation....


Gandhi: Selected Writings

by Mohandas Gandhi & Alastair Duncan Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

This anthology of Gandhi's writings offers a revealing look at his life and philosophy, focusing on subjects of enduring interest — rather than day-to-day political matters.


Principia Ethica

by G. E. Moore Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This volume revolutionized philosophy and forever altered the direction of ethical studies. It clarifies some of moral philosophy's most common confusions, redefines the science's terms, and offers compelling...


On the Aesthetic Education of Man

by Friedrich Schiller & Reginald Snell Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise defines the relationship between beauty and art. His proposal of art as fundamental to the development of society and the individual remains an influential...


The Wisdom of Life

by Arthur Schopenhauer & T. Bailey Saunders Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

In this essay from his final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success.


A Profile of Mathematical Logic

by Howard DeLong Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

This introduction to mathematical logic explores philosophical issues and Gödel's Theorem. Its widespread influence extends to the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, whose Pulitzer Prize–winning book was inspired...


Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Anthony M. Ludovici Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment...


Matter and Memory

by Henri Bergson Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom...


Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative...


The Revolution Betrayed

by León Trotsky & Max Eastman Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse...


Selected "Pensees" and Provincial Letters/Pensees et Provinciales choisies: A Dual-Language Book

by Blaise Pascal & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

The only dual-language edition available of these works features highlights from Pensées, focusing on their secular aspects and popular epigrams, and Provincial Letters, which showcases the author's satirical...


Enchiridion

by Epictetus & George Long Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

A first-century Stoic, Epictetus argued that we will always be happy if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. His Enchiridion distills his teachings to illuminate a way to a tranquil...