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'This unique book provides you with collector values are given for coins from the U.S., Canada and Mexico listed in up to 11 grades of condition, reflecting both collector market demand and sky-high precious metals prices. New chapters have been added to examine the four exciting new 2009 cents and six exciting new 2009 quarters of the United States. You'll get advice about buying, grading, organizing and storing coins as well. More than 3,000 photos including obverse and reverse aid in coin...more...


With the advent of polymer nanocomposites, research on polyolefin nanocomposites has grown exponentially. Correcting the deficiency of a meaningful text on these important materials, Advances in Polyolefin Nanocomposites: Sums up recent advances in nanoscale dispersion of filler in polyolefins Presents a basic introduction to polyolefin nanocomposite technology for the readers new to this field Provides insights on the use of technologies for polyolefins nanocomposites for commercial...more...

Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies, against a background of the role of past architects and designers in historic schemes. * Unique guide to the conservation and restoration of...more...

Strategic Management in the Plastics Industry explains how companies in the plastic industry can deal with specific problems that are not addressed in general management books. It is written for a broad audience in the industry, including aspiring professionals who wish to become managers, managers already in place who wish to round out their skills, consultants to the industry, and university students and faculty in plastics engineering and polymer chemistry departments. Strategic Management...more...

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers, the seventh volume in the Drug Delivery and Targeting book series, provides a source manual for synthetic procedures, properties and applications of bioerodible polymers. The authors describe widely available materials such as polyactides, collagen and gelatin, as well as polymers of emerging importance, such as the genetically-engineered and elastin-based polymers which are either proprietary or in early stages of development. Section I addresses synthetic...more...

This volume's sections have a more extensive treatment, featuring imperial costume and regalia, their importance in coin designs; the coordination, control, and methods of coin production; and an excursus on the main issues of the years around 1204. The introductions to each reign have also been expanded to take account of the historical and numismatic complexities of the period, and many more specimens from outside Dumbarton Oaks have been illustrated, offering a greater degree of coverage....more...

This sumptuous volume, under the general editorship of Professor Bellinger and Mr. Grierson, will delight the mind and eye of every student of Byzantine coins....more...

This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From 320 BC to AD 400, Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the Greek world and the Roman empire, to late antiquity. Also including numismatic material that exceeds all previous...more...

Translation of Geschichte des modernen Möbels. 383 illustrations. The History of Modern Furniture challenges all those who prefer the mediocrity of imitation to the great achievements of creative design. Everyone interested in interior design will want Karl Mang's unabashed advocacy of excellence. ...more...

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