Subtle is the Lord

The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

Author: Abraham Pais

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192806726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 552

View: 6768

Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought.Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkablevolume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

PLAN OF CHICAGO

Author: Daniel Hudson 1846-1912 Burnham

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371944285

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 3864

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Secrets of Happiness

Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life

Author: Richard Schoch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743298445

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 2787

Unhappy is the story of happiness. More than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Greeks first pondered what constitutes "the good life," happiness was considered a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Not just mere enjoyment of pleasure and mere avoidance of suffering, true happiness was an achievement, not a birthright. Now, in an age of instant gratification and infinite distraction, history professor Richard Schoch takes a refreshingly contemplative look at a question that's as vital today as ever: What does it mean to be happy? Schoch consults some of history's greatest thinkers -- from Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas to Buddha -- in his quest to understand happiness in all its hard-won forms. Packed with three thousand years' worth of insights, many long forgotten, The Secrets of Happiness is a breath of ancient wisdom for anyone who yearns for the good life.
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Queer Constellations

Subcultural Space In The Wake Of The City

Author: Dianne Chisholm

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452906963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 482

"Queer Constellations investigates the dreams and catastrophes of recent urban history viewed through new queer narratives of inner-city life. The "gay village," "gay mecca," ""gai Paris," the "lesbian flaneur," the "lesbian boheme"--these and other urban phantasmagoria feature paradoxically in this volume as figures of revolutionary utopia and commodity spectacle, as fossilized archetypes of social transformation and ruins of haunting cultural potential. Dianne Chisholm introduces readers to new practices of walking, seeing, citing, and remembering the city in works by Neil Bartlett, Samuel Delany, Robert Gluck, Alan Hollinghurst, Gary Indiana, Eileen Myles, Sarah Schulman, Edmund White, and David Wojnarowicz. Reading these authors with reference to the history, sociology, geography, and philosophy of space, particularly to the everyday avant-garde production and practice of urban space, Chisholm reveals how--and how effectively--queer narrative documentary resembles and reassembles Walter Benjamin's constellations of Paris, "capital of the nineteenth century." Considering experimental queer writing in critical conjunction with Benjamin's city writing, the book shows how a queer perspective on inner-city reality exposes contradictions otherwise obscured by mythic narratives of progress. If Benjamin regards the Paris arcade as a microcosm of high capitalism, wherein the (un)making of industrial society is perceived retrospectively, in contemporary queer narrative we see the sexually charged and commodity-entranced space of the gay bathhouse as a microcosm of late capitalism and as an exemplary site for excavating the contradictions of mass sex. In Chisholm's book we discover how,looking back on the ruins of queer mecca, queer authors return to Benjamin to advance his "dialectics of seeing"; how they cruise the paradoxes of market capital, blasting a queer era out of the homogeneous course of history.
Posted in Literary Criticism

White Buildings

Poems

Author: Hart Crane

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780871401793

Category: Poetry

Page: 58

View: 8326

Crane's first collection of poems, published when he was twenty-seven, displays a prodigious gift already at the height of its powers.
Posted in Poetry

Electronic Media

Then, Now, and Later

Author: Norman J. Medoff,Barbara Kaye

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317448634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 6566

Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting and the subsequent advancements into digital media. The Then, Now, and Later approach focuses on how past innovations laid the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for evolution in both broadcasting and digital media. An updated companion website provides links to additional resources, chapter summaries, study guides and practice quizzes, instructor materials, and more. This new edition features two new chapters: one on social media, and one on choosing your entertainment and information experience. The then/now/later thematic structure of the book helps instructors draw parallels (and contracts) between media history and current events, which helps get students more engaged with the material. The book is known for its clear, concise, readable, and engaging writing style, which students and instructors alike appreciate. The companion website is updated and offers materials for instructors (an IM, PowerPoint slides, and test bank)
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Miraculously Builded in Our Hearts

A Dartmouth Reader

Author: Edward Connery Lathem,David M. Shribman

Publisher: Dartmouth

ISBN: 9781584650546

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 7419

Seventy-one varied pieces on twentieth-century college life.
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At a Distance

Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet

Author: Annmarie Chandler,Norie Neumark

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262033282

Category: Art

Page: 486

View: 3678

The theory and practice of networked art and activism, including mail art, sound art, telematic art, fax art, Fluxus, and assemblings.
Posted in Art

Two Years Before the Mast

A Personal Narrative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sailors

Page: 470

View: 5468

Posted in Sailors

Second sight

poems

Author: Jonathan Aaron,Anthony Hecht

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

View: 6020

Poems consider the forbidden, dangerous, mysterious, and disconcerting aspects of life
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Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

Author: Meenal Shrivastava,Lorna Stefanick

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1771990295

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 1234

In Democracy in Alberta: The Theory and Practice of a Quasi-Party System, published in 1953, C. B. Macpherson explored the nature of democracy in a province that was dominated by a single class of producers. At the time, Macpherson was talking about Alberta farmers, but today the province can still be seen as a one-industry economy—the 1947 discovery of oil in Leduc having inaugurated a new era. For all practical purposes, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta also remains a one-party state. Not only has there been little opposition to a government that has been in power for over forty years, but Alberta ranks behind other provinces in terms of voter turnout, while also boasting some of the lowest scores on a variety of social welfare indicators. The contributors to Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy critically assess the political peculiarities of Alberta and the impact of the government’s relationship to the oil industry on the lives of the province’s most vulnerable citizens. They also examine the public policy environment and the entrenchment of neoliberal political ideology in the province. In probing the relationship between oil dependency and democracy in the context of an industrialized nation, Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy offers a crucial test of the “oil inhibits democracy” thesis that has hitherto been advanced in relation to oil-producing countries in the Global South. If reliance on oil production appears to undermine democratic participation and governance in Alberta, then what does the Alberta case suggest for the future of democracy in industrialized nations such as the United States and Australia, which are now in the process of exploiting their own substantial shale oil reserves? The environmental consequences of oil production have, for example, been the subject of much attention. Little is likely to change, however, if citizens of oil-rich countries cannot effectively intervene to influence government policy.
Posted in Social Science

Health Economics

Author: Jay Bhattacharya,Timothy Hyde,Peter Tu

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137029978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 5266

Health Economics introduces students of economics, public health, and medicine to the modern field of health economics. The book emphasizes the link between economic theory and health policy, and covers both the established models of health insurance and the dilemmas that policy makers currently face. Features include: * Broad scope, featuring comparative health policy and empirical examples from around the world * Topical issues such as the obesity epidemic, economic epidemiology, socioeconomic health disparities, and behavioral economics * The latest research including the Oregon Medicaid Experiment and the potential impacts of US health reform Student-friendly, Health Economics is written in an engaging, lively style, enhanced by cartoons and images that relate the principles of health economics to everyday life. It also offers hundreds of exercises to help solidify and extend understanding.
Posted in Business & Economics

After the Hunt

William Harnett and Other American Still Life Painters, 1870-1900

Author: Alfred Victor Frankenstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American folk art

Page: 189

View: 8738

Posted in African American folk art

American Marine Painting

Author: John Wilmerding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780275929282

Category: Marine painting, American

Page: 204

View: 2701

"Tells the story of American marine painting from the colonial period to the present, grouping artists by their styles and setting their work in historical context."--Dust jacket.
Posted in Marine painting, American

Robert Salmon

Painter of Ship & Shore

Author: John Wilmerding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 123

View: 2762

Posted in Art

The genius of American painting

Author: John Wilmerding,R. Peter Mooz

Publisher: William Morrow &Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 6690

Posted in Art

Pulp Art

Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines

Author: Robert Lesser

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402730351

Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 6348

The term pulp fiction has always had a certain resonance; but it is the artwork--bold, energized, dramatic, garishly colorful, and frequently grotesque--that has made pulp magazines memorable to so many people. Pulp Art is the groundbreaking--and ultimate--book on one of America's most important and spectacular forms of illustration art. At last, preserved in this volume are most of the still-existing originals created for the pulp covers, never before seen in all their sharply focused, vibrantly colored brilliance. Robert Lesser, a pioneering collector of this work and an expert on American popular culture, has assembled a gallery of these now-priceless originals. The dynamically pulp-flavored text is a complete historical survey of the pulps and their most important cover artists--Virgil Finlay, J. Allen St. John, Rafael de Soto, Hannes Bok, George and Jerome Rozen, Frank R. Paul, and many others. Also offered are critical discussions of individual paintings, as well as the major themes of the pulp magazines.
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WAR TIME RECIPES

Author: Janet McKenzie 1852-1933 Hill

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371087999

Category: History

Page: 102

View: 9432

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Posted in History

Historic Photos of Jersey Shore

Author: Joe Czachowski

Publisher: Historic Photos

ISBN: 9781596523999

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 9043

Drawn from local, state, and national collections, black-and-white photographs capture the history of New Jersey's scenic shoreline, coastal small towns, famous boardwalks, and seaside attractions.
Posted in History