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Book review of the following work: Péter Siptár - Miklós Törkenczy: The phonology of  Hungarian. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000.

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Book reviews of the following work: László Hunyadi: Hungarian sentence prosody and Universal Grammar-On the phonology-syntax interface. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2002.

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Acta Linguistica Hungarica
Authors: Károly Bibok, Julia Coryell, and Saihua Xia

Book reviews of the following works: Istvan Kecskes: Situation-bound utterances in L1 and L2 (Studies on language acquisition, vol. 19). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York, 2003; Enikő Németh T. and Károly Bibok (eds): Pragmatics and the flexibility of word meaning} (Current research in the semantics\per pragmatics interface, vol. 8). Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001.

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Acta Linguistica Hungarica
Authors: István Fodor, Tamás Forgács, Edith Moravcsik, and Ludmila Alekseevna Shipulina

Book reviews of the following works: René Bannerjea: Eskimos in Europe: How they got there and what happened to them afterwards. Bíró Family Nyomdaipari és Kereskedelmi Vállalat, London & Budapest, 2004; Jenő Kiss - Ferenc Pusztai (Hrsg.): Magyar nyelvtörténet [Ungarische Sprachgeschichte]}. Osiris Kiadó, Budapest, 2003; Mária Ladányi - Csilla Dér - Helga Hattyár (eds): "...még onnét is eljutni túlra''. Nyelvészeti és irodalmi tanulmányok Horváth Katalin tiszteletére ["...getting even beyond that..."]. Linguistic and literary studies in honor of Katalin Horváth]. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2004; Yuri Alekseevich Tambovtsev: Tipologija funktsionirovanija fonem v zvukovoj tsepochke indoevropejskih, paleoaziatskih, uralo-altaiskih i drugih jazykov mira: kompaktnost' podgrupp, grupp, semej i drugih jazykovyh taksonov [A typology of the functioning of phonemes in sound sequences in Indo-European, Paleo-Asiatic, Ural-Altaic and other languages of the world: The compactness of subgroups, groups, families and other language taxons]}. Sibirskij Nezavysimyj Institut, Novosibirsk, 2003.

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Acta Oeconomica
Authors: Merdan Halilov, Zdenek Kudrna, and Judit Kapás

. Niskanen, W. A. (2000): Power and Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorship. Cato Journal: Book review.

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Scientometrics
Authors: Yoshiko Okubo and Tibor Braun

Summary Fujigaki, Y., Hideyuki, H., Tomizawa, H., Shirabe, M., Hayashi, T., Makino, J., Introduction to Scientometrics: Application to Research Evaluation and Science Studies, Maruzen, Tokyo, 2004, 208 pages.; Personalized number crunching in a handbook. A quasi book review;

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[Book Review] Miklós Radnóti: Forced March. Translated by George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer. London: Enitharmon Press (in association with The European Jewish Publication Society), 2000, 96 pp. (Reviewed by Mihály Szegedy-Maszák)

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Acta Oeconomica
Authors: Katalin Szabó and Jan Kettnaker

Book Reviews: (1) János Kornai: A gondolat erejével: Rendhagyó önéletrajz(By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs). Budapest: Osiris, 2005, 426 pp. (Reviewed by Katalin Szabó); (2) William J. Baumol: The Free Market Innovation Machine - Analyzing the Growth Miracle of Capitalism. Princeton University Press, 2002, 318 pp. (Reviewed by Jan Kettnaker)

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Acta Oeconomica
Authors: György Csákia, Dóra Győrffy, and Éva Voszka

Book reviews: (1) T. Szentes: The Political Economy of Development. Globalisation and System Transformation (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2004, 439 pp.) (Reviewed by György Csáki); T. Erdos: Fenntartható gazdasági növekedés (Sustainable Economic Development) (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2003, 518 pp.) (Reviewed by Dóra Gyõrffy); J. Winiecki - V. Benacek - M. Laki: The Private Sector after Communism, New Entrepreneurial Firms in Transition Economies (Oxfordshire - New York: Routledge, 2004, 170 pp.) (Reviewed by Éva Voszka)

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Science of Heat and Thermophysical Studies A Generalized Approach to Thermal Analysis by Jaroslav Šestk Hardbound, ISBN: 0-444-51954-8, 486 pages, publication date: Elsevier, Amsterdam 2005, price 175 Euro Jaroslav Šestk has been a leading figure of thermal analysis for decades. He was a founding member of Thermochimica Acta and he is a member of editorial board of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. He is author/ coauthor of nearly 300 papers that have received approximately 2500 citations. He was presented by several scientific awards, including an ICTAC award in 1992. His present book summarizes his extensive, comprehensive knowledge on the science of heat and the book is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of ICTAC. The term ‘thermophysical studies‘ in the title is used in a generalized sense, as the chapters of the book reveals: 1. Some Philosophical Aspects of Scientific Research. 2. Miscellaneous Features of Thermal Science. 3. Fire as a Philosophical and Alchemical Archetype. 4. Concept of Heat in the Renaissance and New Age. 5. Understanding Heat, Temperature and Gradients. 6. Heat, Entropy and Information. 7. Thermodynamics and Thermostatics. 8. Thermodynamics, Econophysics, Ecosystems and Societal Behavior. 9. Thermal Physics of Processes Dynamics. 10. Modeling Reaction Mechanism: The use of Euclidian and Fractal Geometry. 11. Non-Isothermal Kinetics by Thermal Analysis. 12. Thermometry and Calorimetry. 13. Thermophysical Examinations and Temperature Control. 14. Afterward (including a brief history of ICTA creation) 15. Literature: 700 citations 16. Appendix: short characteristics of some selected individualities of the general history and recent thermal analysis as related to the book contents. There is a particularly careful exploration of the philosophical and historical background of the treated subjects. The science history involves early Greek philosophical views, medieval alchemy, Renaissance upgrading as well as the recent and modern scientific achievements of the 18–20th Centuries. The author has also included views on the present and future aspects of the subject (caloric as entropy, information and organization, non-stationary heat diffusion, quantum diffusion and self-organization, thermal radiation and the modern concept of vacuum, etc.). However, in the present short book review there is no space to list all the subjects included in the book, accordingly I try to illustrate the broad spectrum of the work by two examples. The first chapter includes, among others, a few pages on the author’s view on scientific publications in a world where approximately one million publications appear in each year in roughly ten million pages. The second chapter includes, among others, a brief review on the energy resources and their durability, sustainable protection of our environment, the greenhouse effect caused by the CO2 emission, and the corresponding options of mankind. The modern theory of the heat science is outlined using a pertinent level of mathematical apparatus of so called ‘near-equilibrium‘ thermodynamics (heating rate and the effect of temperature changes, non-equilibrium phenomena paying attention to nucleation and related kinetic and T-T-T phase diagrams, equilibrium background and the kinetic degree of transformation, variant and invariant processes, thermodynamics of glass transition). An unique separate chapter deals with the applicability of the thermodynamic theory for the description of social and economic phenomena (thermodynamic laws and human feelings, strategy of survivals). Two chapters treat in details the kinetics and mechanism of the thermal reactions (suitability of various models) and a relatively brief chapter of 35 pages reviews thermometry (mainly theory and practice of DSC and DTA) and calorimetry. Keeping in mind the broad subject area of the book, one cannot expect truly comprehensive reviews in a single volume of around 500 pages. The author, however, has obviously employed a thoughtful weighing and selection of the information available and provided a generalized outlook useful to the readers and their better orientation in modern sciences. Gbor Vrhegyi Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences E-mail: varhegyi@chemres.hu

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