Author: Christopher Lawrence, Steven Shapin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Does truth have anything to do with the belly? What difference does it make to the pursuit of knowledge whether Einstein rode a bicycle, Russell was randy, or Darwin was flatulent? Focusing on the 17th century to the present, SCIENCE INCARNATE explores how intellectuals sought to establish the value and authority of their ideas through public displays of their private ways of life. 54 photos.
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The Sustainable City V
Author: A. Gospodini, C. A. Brebbia, Enzo Tiezzi
Publisher: WIT Press
of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In The Sustainable City V many interrelated aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusions and crime prevention are addressed. The papers included were originally presented at the Fifth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability and will be of interest to city planners, architects, environmental engineers and all academics, professionals and practitioners working in the wide range of disciplines associated with creating a viable urban environment.In this book the papers are published under the following topics: Architectural issues; Cultural heritage; Energy resources systems; Environmental management; Healthy cities; Indicators: ecological, economic, social; Land use and management; Mega cities; Planning issues; Planning, development and management; Public safety; Revitalisation strategies; Socio-economic issues; Spatial modelling; Strategy; Sustainable transportation and transport integration; The community and the city; Traffic and transportation; Urban-rural relationships.
Common Roots of Europe
Author: Bronislaw Geremek
Bronislaw Geremek is one of the foremost social historians in Europe today. In this important and wide-ranging book, he explores the emergence of the idea of Europe and its transformation over time. Geremek shows how, in the Middle Ages, the term 'Europe' first came to be used to indicate a geographical place. It was only towards the end of this period that the concept of a cultural and historical entity called 'Europe' began to take shape, and the term was used more and more widely in historical and philosophical works. He argues that 'Europe' was now no longer synonymous with the word 'Christianity': it had become something more specific. Geremek claims that, in western Europe today, the sense of belonging to European civilization is felt less strongly than in the countries of central Europe. He suggests that it is in everyone's interests to understand Europe in a wider sense, not just as a geographical concept, but as a political and cultural one too. He discusses unity, variety and collective identity in medieval Europe, social and economic structures in East and West, and the continuity and change in European identity in the intervening centuries. The book will be welcomed by students and researchers in medieval history, European Studies, and by anyone interested in the social and cultural history of Europe.
Murder in Caney Fork
Author: Wally Avett
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
It's the trial of the century in a 1940's North Carolina town. Murder and vigilante justice. War hero and law student Wes Ross has to save his uncle--but hide the truth. Taught to shoot in the rough logging camps of the North Carolina swamps, Wes Ross remembers his lessons well. Dodging hostile gunfire with dozens of other young Marines, he storms a remote Pacific island as one of Carlson's Raiders in the first commando-style attack of World War II. He blasts several Japanese snipers from their palm-tree hideouts with buckshot before an enemy bullet sends him home. The Carolina homefront includes a new girlfriend and a new occupation, learning to be a rural lawyer in his uncle's law office, including courtroom intrigue and what goes on behind the scenes. Wes, like his uncles, is a good man, the kind who takes up for the poor and downtrodden, looking out for those who are easy prey for bullies. Frog Cutshaw is the storekeeper in the Caney Fork backwoods, a swaggering ex-moonshiner who is deadly with his ever-present .45 auto pistol. Frog's daylight rape of a married woman and the brutal killing of her husband bring on Bible Belt vigilante justice, an eye for an eye, a life for a life. Wally Avett is a retired newspaperman. He lives in North Carolina.
This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.
"The author analyses the miracle collections promoting the canonization of the popular fifteenth-century Observant Franciscan preacher, St. John of Capistran, who was a victorious Crusader at Belgrade in 1456, and died thereafter in Ilok (a city located on the periphery of western Christianity in Croatia). Based on a thorough study of the widely scattered manuscripts on Capistranean miracles (in Naples, Rome, Venice and Paris) and with the help of a microscopic philological analysis, the author has managed to reconstruct, for the first time, one of the most complex miracle collections in the history of medieval hagiography. The accounts provide an unparalleled insight into the history of everyday life and into the various hardships, illnesses, hopes, dreams and anxieties during the late medieval and early modern period."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Jerry J. Weygandt, Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
For colleges and universities around the world, John Wiley & Sons is proud to announce Financial Accounting: IFRS Edition, by Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel, and Donald E. Kieso, which incorporates International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into the existing textbook framework. On almost every page, the book addresses every accounting topic from the perspective of IFRS while still highlighting key differences between IFRS and US GAAP. Following the reputation for accuracy, comprehensiveness, and currency, the authors have painstakingly created a book dedicated to assisting students learning accounting topics under the rules of IFRS.
This book merges tenets of basic Feng Shui with the Sleep Magic technique to assist the reader in being able to fully realize the results of properly balanced Feng Shui.
Las Vegas Studio
Author: Hilar Stadler
Publisher: Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag
Since it was first published in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas has become a classic in the theory of architecture and one of the most influential architecture texts of the twentieth century. The treatise by Robert Venturi (*1925), Denise Scott Brown (*1931), and Steven Izenour (1940–2001) enjoys a reputation as a signal work of postmodernism in architecture and urban planning. Yet none of the book's editions have ever featured high-quality color images of the field research the authors conducted to illustrate their argument. Las Vegas Studio, originally published in 2008, was the first book ever to present these significant photographs in large color reproductions. Now available again in a new paperback edition, this unique book features 102 of these iconic images and film stills, alongside essays by Swiss scholars Stanislaus von Moos Martino Stierli that explore how the pictures contemplate the phenomenon of the modern city. Also included is a discussion by curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist with Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Swiss artist Peter Fischli that speaks to the strong and lasting influence these images still have on contemporary art and movies. A unique opportunity to experience the full intent and import of the Learning from Las Vegas project,Las Vegas Studio continues to appeal to architects, architectural historians, and scholars alike.
Cartoons take a humorous look at Garfield's encounters with food, Odie, television, mice, bungee jumping, and spiders.