"I love that this book is the real deal. A truly unique and informative read." -- Texas Kitchen and Garden and More Originally written in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, in 1552, this classic codex was the first herbal and medical text compiled in the New World. The author of this extraordinarily rare and valuable document was Martin de la Cruz, an Aztec physician, whose work was subsequently translated into Latin by an Aztec nobleman, Juan Badiano. The book was translated into English in 1939 by William Gates. In these pages are centuries-old Aztec remedies for boils, hair loss, cataracts, insomnia, sore throats, hiccups, gout, lesions, wounds, joint diseases, tumors, and scores of other ailments. Over 180 black-and-white figures of the plants augment the text, along with 38 full color illustrations made specially for the Gates edition. Additional supplements include an introduction to the Mexican botanical system, an analytical index of the plants, and a new Introduction by anthropologist Bruce Byland of the City University of New York. Remarkable for its scope, detail, careful observation, and accurate description, An Aztec Herbal stands as a magnificent example of the impressive medical knowledge of indigenous peoples. This handsome and inexpensive edition of a long-unavailable work promises to engender a new appreciation of the skill and inventiveness of Aztec medical practices in particular and of Native American science in general.
Автор: Cody Pat Название: Continuous Line Quilting Designs ISBN: 0486417026 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486417028 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1097 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Instructions for 86 great designs (geometric, garden, and other motifs) without complicated starts and stops. Includes helpful suggestions for choosing and combining patterns, fitting designs on projects, resizing, selecting materials, and basting. Patterns appear on a background grid for easy resizing, and repeat units and separate sewing paths are clearly indicated.
Автор: Silverstein Alvin Название: The Code of Life ISBN: 0486439445 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486439440 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 821 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Authors describe how DNA works, how a human cell develops, what happens when "the code" goes wrong, the field of genetic engineering, and related topics. 24 black-and-white plates. Makes "students aware of an important and exciting field of research and its possible impact on all our lives." -- "Library Journal."
Автор: Zelia Название: The Codex Nuttall ISBN: 0486231682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486231686 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 3166 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Hieroglyphs and pictures reveal major events in the lives of the Mixtec kings during the tenth century.
Автор: Johnson Название: Break the Code: Cryptography for Beginners ISBN: 0486291464 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486291468 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 964 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: No, it's not a message from outer space Just read it backwards, starting from the bottom line, to discover what this specially coded message says. (The extra letter X at the beginning was thrown in just to make the message a bit more mysterious.) Codes have been used for centuries. Now, with the help of this entertaining book, you, too, will be able to decipher dozens of secret messages. Veteran cryptographer Bud Johnson not only describes the different techniques used in secret writing but also explains -- clearly and simply -- how to make and break six different kinds of codes: simple letter grouping, reverse trail, shift code, key word code, date shift code, and twisted path code. You'll even learn techniques for creating your own confidential messages Cartoons by illustrator Larry Daste accompany the 51 practice messages, along with easy-to-follow instructions explaining each type of code and how to use it. There's also a glossary defining common terms used by cryptographers, a sheet of reproducible graph paper for writing out messages, and a page of ready-made alphabets for shift and key word codes. And if all those funny drawings and helpful guidelines aren't enough to help you decode our secret messages, don't worry. Solutions are included at the end of the book.
Описание: Stirring campfire tales of the Old West animate these memoirs of Colonel William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. In a personal narrative as thrilling and satisfying as the most colorful fiction, Cody takes readers on back trails through the frontier he knew and loved, a world that changed almost beyond recognition during his own lifetime. His exciting stories of buffalo hunts, adventures among the Indians, stagecoach travel, and riding with the Pony Express sparkle with cameos of historical figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Generals Sherman, Sheridan, and Custer, the latter of whom he served as a scout. Cody's vivid yarns begin with his frontier boyhood and perilous rides through Indian territory as an 11-year-old cattlehand, and conclude with the glittering triumphs of his Wild West Show, a dramatic re-creation of Indian battles and frontier life that dazzled audiences throughout the eastern United States and Europe. In this book, Cody draws on his own first-hand experience to paint an unforgettable picture of a storied period in American history and his own role in it. Historians and other readers intrigued by tales of the Old West will find themselves spellbound by these lively and readable memoirs. Eight handsome illustrations by famed artist N. C. Wyeth complement the colorful text.
Автор: Fanning Kieran Название: Code Crackers: Trapdoor to Treachery ISBN: 0486478807 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486478807 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 826 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This is no ordinary detective story To help Sam and Lisa investigate a series of mysterious thefts, kids must crack codes, follow mazes, and unravel many other tricky situations that will jump them to different pages in the book. This interactive, nonlinear mystery recalls the popular "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories, but with many more illustrations and activities. As children read the exciting story and solve the puzzles, they'll discover clues to which pages to turn to next. Solutions included."
Автор: Tallarico, Tony Название: Worldwide Secret Code Puzzles for Kids ISBN: 0486798712 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486798714 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 688 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Tallarico, Tony Название: U.S.A. Secret Code Puzzles for Kids ISBN: 0486494594 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486494593 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 688 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Vetterli, Martin Название: Wavelets and Subband Coding ISBN: 048649912X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486499123 Издательство: Dover Цена: 4821 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Wavelets and subband coding are essential to the field of signal processing, from their roles in harmonic analysis and mathematical physics to their applications in image compression and computer vision. This electrical engineering text develops wavelets and subband theory in both continuous and discrete time and presents important applications.130 illustrations. 1995 edition.
Описание: This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics ever written for general readers, in which an eminent physicist discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it " -- "New York Times Book Review. "1982 edition.
Автор: Fanning Kieran Название: Code Crackers: Voyage to Victory ISBN: 0486478815 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486478814 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 826 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A security alert during a school trip to a museum somehow sends Sam and Lisa back in time -- and into the clutches of a ferocious 8th-century Viking crew. To help them return home, readers must solve an intriguing series of puzzles that will jump them to different pages in the book. Solutions included.
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