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A Collection Of Essays PDF Book By George Orwell

A Collection Of Essays

  • Author: George Orwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0547416512
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 139 Readers
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In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil War, Henry Miller, British imperialism, and the profession of writing.

It Gets Worse PDF Book By Shane Dawson

It Gets Worse

  • Author: Shane Dawson
  • ISBN Code: : 1501132857
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 851 Readers
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller. They were right… almost. In this new collection of original personal essays, Shane goes even deeper, sharing never-before-revealed stories from his life, giving readers a no-holds-barred look at moments both bizarre and relatable, from cult-like Christian after-school activities, dressing in drag, and losing his virginity, to hiring a psychic, clashes with celebrities, and coming to terms with his bisexuality. Every step of the way, Shane maintains his signature brand of humor, proving that even the toughest breaks can be funny when you learn to laugh at yourself. This is Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Running With Scissors for the millennial generation: an inspiring, intelligent, and brutally honest collection of true stories by a YouTube sensation-turned one of the freshest new voices out there.

The Edda PDF Book By R.J. Glendinning,Haraldur Bessason

The Edda

  • Author: R.J. Glendinning,Haraldur Bessason
  • ISBN Code: : 0887553192
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 957 Readers
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Twelve essays are presented by outstanding authorities in Nordic medieval studies and range from treatment of broad aspects of the Edda, to consideration of single poems, to analysis of parts of specific works. An attactive and important collection for every scholar of Old Scandinavian.

Book: A Futurist's Manifesto PDF Book By Hugh McGuire,Brian O'Leary

Book: A Futurist's Manifesto

  • Author: Hugh McGuire,Brian O'Leary
  • ISBN Code: : 1449320384
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Page : 318 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 236 Readers
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The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted. Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from "it might happen sometime" to "it’s happening right now"—and it is happening faster than anyone predicted. Yet this is only a transitional phase. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous. Through this collection of essays from thought leaders and practitioners, you’ll become familiar with a wide range of developments occurring in the wake of this digital book shakeup: Discover new tools that are rapidly transforming how content is created, managed, and distributed Understand the increasingly critical role that metadata plays in making book content discoverable in an era of abundance Look inside some of the publishing projects that are at the bleeding edge of this digital revolution Learn how some digital books can evolve moment to moment, based on reader feedback

The Book of My Lives PDF Book By Aleksandar Hemon

The Book of My Lives

  • Author: Aleksandar Hemon
  • ISBN Code: : 0374708886
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 762 Readers
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Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, a small, blissful city where a young boy's life is consumed with street soccer with the neighborhood kids, resentment of his younger sister, and trips abroad with his engineer-cum-beekeeper father. Here, a young man's life is about poking at the pretensions of the city's elders with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then, his life in Chicago: watching from afar as war breaks out in Sarajevo and the city comes under siege, no way to return home; his parents and sister fleeing Sarajevo with the family dog, leaving behind all else they had ever known; and Hemon himself starting a new life, his own family, in this new city. And yet this is not really a memoir. The Book of My Lives, Hemon's first book of nonfiction, defies convention and expectation. It is a love song to two different cities; it is a heartbreaking paean to the bonds of family; it is a stirring exhortation to go out and play soccer—and not for the exercise. It is a book driven by passions but built on fierce intelligence, devastating experience, and sharp insight. And like the best narratives, it is a book that will leave you a different reader—a different person, with a new way of looking at the world—when you've finished. For fans of Hemon's fiction, The Book of My Lives is simply indispensable; for the uninitiated, it is the perfect introduction to one of the great writers of our time.A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

I Hate Myselfie PDF Book By Shane Dawson

I Hate Myselfie

  • Author: Shane Dawson
  • ISBN Code: : 1476791589
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 699 Readers
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New York Times Bestseller● Publishers Weekly Bestseller ● Los Angeles Times Bestseller ● Wall Street Journal Bestseller From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can't get a date to save your life. In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.

Ruminations of a Retiree PDF Book By Natarajan

Ruminations of a Retiree

  • Author: Natarajan
  • ISBN Code: : 164678927X
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 373 Readers
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An essay is a piece of non-fiction writing that discusses a specific topic in depth but with brevity. After the time of Montaigne of France and Francis Bacon of England, who were the pioneers and guides in essay writing, the subjects and form of essays have ramified (17 types). Now, essays are an integral part of the language curriculum in schools. In the segment of non-fiction, the essays are a genre in themselves. Present-day essays need to be short but loaded with information on the topic covered. In this volume in your hand, the author has attempted to cover topics of common interest to inquisitive readers at large, from every walk of the society. These essays are humorous, emotive, informative and instructive too. They are encapsulated chronicles of the past and present. The reader may randomly pick up any page to browse through; the narratives which are, in length, sized down to your span of attention, are sure to keep you more informed.

A Collection Of Essays And Letters From An Old Black Man PDF Book By Robert Travis Jackson, Sr.

A Collection Of Essays And Letters From An Old Black Man

  • Author: Robert Travis Jackson, Sr.
  • ISBN Code: : 9781456805265
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 143 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 107 Readers
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I was in my twenties when I began recording ideas. It didn’t matter where I was, in my van, on the subway, in a room at home or at school. I used any piece of paper available- a newspaper, a matchbook cover, a tablet. Consequently many of my early writings are lost. This book contains some of my afterthougghts of conversations with others, my reactions to events past and present, and my hopes for my children and all mankind. My challenge to you, dear reader, is that you are provoked to have a healthy body, a productive spirit, and peace of mind. Spread the word. Peace.

Bill's School and Mine PDF Book By William S. Franklin

Bill's School and Mine

  • Author: William S. Franklin
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 547 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 458 Readers
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"Bill's School and Mine" by William S. Franklin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Crystal Clear PDF Book By Jaya Saxena

Crystal Clear

  • Author: Jaya Saxena
  • ISBN Code: : 1683692047
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 554 Readers
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From amethyst to obsidian, Basic Witches author Jaya Saxena explores the multi-faceted meanings and history behind eleven popular crystals in this relatable personal essay collection. Highly prized for their beauty, crystals can take the shape of jewelry, household objects, and an array of self-care products. But it’s the ideas they stand for that draw people to their raw forms. Like astrology, tarot, and modern witchcraft, crystals help practitioners understand themselves and the wider world around them. In this collection of sharply observed essays, Jaya Saxena reflects on—and challenges—the ideas associated with eleven popular stones, including unconditional love (rose quartz), happiness and success (citrine), balance (amethyst), self-care (black tourmaline), purity (pearl), imposter syndrome (pyrite), toxic positivity (carnelian), change (opals), traditional concepts of marriage (diamonds), presentation versus identity (obsidian), and death (amber). The result is a deeply personal book with universal appeal, exploring how we assign meaning and power to crystals in order to give meaning and power to our lives.

Leibniz. Language, Signs and Thought PDF Book By Marcelo Dascal

Leibniz. Language, Signs and Thought

  • Author: Marcelo Dascal
  • ISBN Code: : 9027278997
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Page : 203 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 939 Readers
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Why was Leibniz so deeply interested in signs and language? What role does this interest play in his philosophical system? In the essays here collected, Marcello Dascal attempts to tackle these questions from different angles. They bring to light aspects of Leibniz’s work on these and related issues which have been so far neglected. As a rule they take as their starting point Leibniz's early writings (some unpublished, some only available in Latin) on characters and cognition, on definition, on truth, on memory, on grammar, on the specific problems of religious discourse, and so on. An effort has been made to relate the views expressed in these writings both to Leibniz’ more mature views, and to the conceptions prevailing in his time, as well as in preceding and following periods. The common thread running through all the essays is to what extent language and signs, in their most varied forms, are related to cognitive processes, according to Leibniz and his contemporaries.

American Goods PDF Book By Bruce J. Cooke

American Goods

  • Author: Bruce J. Cooke
  • ISBN Code: : 1664182551
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 84 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 916 Readers
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This book of essays is about law, economics, sports and nostalgia/public interest.. These essays are intended to help people understand in simple language information on law, economics, and sports. This book is also about nostalgia and how the present and future can be as good as the best year of your life.

Work is Love Made Visible PDF Book By Frances Hesselbein,Marshall Goldsmith,Sarah McArthur

Work is Love Made Visible

  • Author: Frances Hesselbein,Marshall Goldsmith,Sarah McArthur
  • ISBN Code: : 111951357X
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 531 Readers
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Channel happiness and find your purpose with stories from the world’s leading minds Work is Love Made Visible offers the insights of some of the world’s greatest thought leaders as they tackle one of life’s most difficult treasure hunts: finding purpose. The word “purpose” is big. Very big. And heavy. It carries the weight of a lifetime of work and struggle; the weight of legacy, and the mass of days spent not doing something else. It’s something we all grapple with at some point—some of us find our purpose, others spend a lifetime searching. A lucky few grow to realize they’ve been working their purpose all along. Most of us aren’t quite that lucky; often, fulfilling your purpose requires some kind of change—career, lifestyle, habits, family—and what then? Are we selfish for the upheaval, or are we fulfilling destiny? Once we know our purpose, how do we pursue it? This book asked those very questions of people who have followed their purpose and succeeded on a global scale. Their un-distilled answers are here, lending you the wisdom of their experiences, their examples, inspiration, and motivations as they: Tackle the universal struggle with individual purpose and meaning Illustrate how personal thought patterns contribute to real-world action Move challenges into the opportunities of their lives Reveal how they arrived at their life’s purpose, and what they sacrificed to get there We all want a meaningful life. We want to work together for a brighter future, we want to celebrate our differences and commit to good. We want to inspire others, nurture their talents, and help them grow. We want to look back one day on a life well-lived, and leave something behind that matters to the world. Work is Love Made Visible shows you how some of us have succeeded, and offers you insight and guidance so that you can do the same.

All Is Grist - A Book of Essays PDF Book By G. K. Chesterton

All Is Grist - A Book of Essays

  • Author: G. K. Chesterton
  • ISBN Code: : 1473392470
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 899 Readers
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This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. 'All is Grist' is a collection of essays. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Global and American Spirit PDF Book By Evan Lanning

The Global and American Spirit

  • Author: Evan Lanning
  • ISBN Code: : 1796059358
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 238 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 603 Readers
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From the great thinkers of Ancient Greece to the illustrious forebears of America’s founding to the fearless leaders of free peoples who inspired the twentieth-century world through the disturbing turmoil and despair of two global wars—wars that resulted in genocide, mass destruction, and cultural decay—all of history seems to direct us, respectively, toward the light of truth, the sound of liberty, and the resolve of democracy. Encapsulating this and more with a sweeping series of essays, the exciting new author Evan Lanning takes us up to today’s disturbing world of critical un-thinking, historical illiteracy, unrelenting group-think, and agenda-driven “truth-telling.” In this world of unconstructive, ineffective, and ultimately destructive passions of party spirit, Lanning asks us to consider the limits of our knowledge and to surrender our respective feelings in exchange for the nobler pursuit of truth rooted in fact. Only when we recognize how much we do not know will we be able to find our way through this darkened world. Only when we realize how much humanity cannot know will we understand our need for a deeper source of meaning. In The Global and American Spirit, Lanning attempts to pierce through the darkness of political acquiescence by asserting that we must lift our eyes to the light of Truth and stand upon the shoulders of the greats in order to see the American spirit reborn. Lanning appeals to the American people to take heart once again that “the energy, the faith, [and] the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it.” In short, he asks Americans to rekindle Faith, in order that “the glow from that fire can truly light the world!”

Poetries: Their Media and Ends PDF Book By I. A. Richards

Poetries: Their Media and Ends

  • Author: I. A. Richards
  • ISBN Code: : 3110812746
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 268 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 850 Readers
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AI (Artificial Intelligence)'s Heated Debate PDF Book By Jina

AI (Artificial Intelligence)'s Heated Debate

  • Author: Jina
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : 펜립
  • Page : 50 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 805 Readers
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The invention of electricity, the invention of automobiles, and the invention of the Internet are certain to be the singularity of upgrading the next era. What is next after a smartphone? SNS, IOT, big data, Cloud, VR, AR, Blockchain etc What do writings and books have to say in a world of tremendous speed? In an era when GPT-3, an artificial intelligence called AI and the second AlphaGo, writes better works than humans, it is possible to shed new light on life from a new angle by utilizing materials in the IT field. Combining the writer's deep meditation with the reader's added meditation will give you a quiet answer to past life problems. Is this a poem? Is it a very short novel? Is it a very essays? It is beyond dispute. It is easy for men and women of all ages to understand, so you can read it lightly.

The Tree with Many Branches PDF Book By Tommy Rodriguez

The Tree with Many Branches

  • Author: Tommy Rodriguez
  • ISBN Code: : 1663206481
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 134 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 644 Readers
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Want to build an evolutionary tree? Here’s your chance to learn how. The field of bioinformatics was born out of the need to manage, analyze, and examine raw genomic data in meaningful and exciting ways, such as the discipline of computational phylogenetics would provide. The evolutionary inferences reached among the several peer-reviewed articles contained in this book are neither novel nor breakthrough. However, it is in the application of computational techniques, experiment design, and probabilistic models where this research finds a stronghold. As a matter of practicality, the original manuscripts have been edited for a broader audience due to its highly technical language. The essays compiled in these pages have undergone a facelift, from their original scientific format into a more reader-friendly layout, as to better accommodate two different perspectives – both experts and non-experts alike.

The Women of David Lynch PDF Book By Scott Ryan,David Bushman,Mädchen Amick,Charlotte Stewart,Lindsay Hallam,Melanie McFarland,Lindsey Bowden,Marisa C. Hayes,Hannah Klein,Philippa Snow

The Women of David Lynch

  • Author: Scott Ryan,David Bushman,Mädchen Amick,Charlotte Stewart,Lindsay Hallam,Melanie McFarland,Lindsey Bowden,Marisa C. Hayes,Hannah Klein,Philippa Snow
  • ISBN Code: : 1949024032
  • Publisher : Fayetteville Mafia Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 195 Readers
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David Lynch has been accused for decades of sexism and even misogyny in his work, due largely to frequent depictions of violence against women. Yet others see in Lynch's work the deification of the female, and actresses like Laura Dern and Naomi Watts jump at every opportunity to work with him. "He is the master of the juxtaposition of the creepy and the sweet, the sexual and the chaste," wrote W's Lynn Hirschberg. "And at the heart of this tense, intriguing friction, you will always find Lynch's women." The Women of Lynch is a deep, provocative dive into this paradox, featuring ten essays, thought pieces and impressionistic interpretations of Lynch's depiction of women on screen, by an eclectic array of accomplished female critics, scholars, performers, and writers, each tackling this vexing conundrum in her own unique way. The book also contains an interview with actress Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson in Twin Peaks) where she gives first hand knowledge on what it is like to be a woman of Lynch. Lisa Hession interviews the original woman of Lynch, Charlotte Stewart (Eraserhead, Twin Peaks) about being the actress with longest active span of working with David Lynch. This is the first essay book about the work of David Lynch by all female writers. Readers will enjoy The Women of Lynch: A Collection of Essays. This book contains essays by: x. An Introduction by Philippa Snow 1. The Uncanny Electricity of David Lynch's Women by Leigh Kellmann Kolb 2. Women's Films: Melodrama and Women's Trauma in the Films of David Lynch by Lindsay Hallam 3. A Colorless Sky: On the Whiteness of Twin Peaks by Melanie McFarland 4. Warding off the Darkness with Coffee and Pie by Mallory O'Meara 5. "This is where we talk, Shelly." An Interview with Mädchen Amick by Lindsey Bowden 6. Welcome to the Bipolar Silencio Club! by Hannah Klein 7. The Triple Goddess by Lauren Fox 8. Isabella Rossellini: The Shocking "Real" in Blue Velvet by Kathleen Fleming 9. Tea And Sympathy: Mrs. Kendal and The Elephant Man by Rebecca Paller 10. Jade: Ornamental Gem or Protective Talisman? A Character Study by Marisa C. Hayes 11. "Mary X Marks The Spot." An Interview with Charlotte Stewart by Lisa Hession 12. Impressions of Lynch: Journaling a Requiem by Mya McBriar Edited by David Bushman Concept by Scott Ryan Front Cover by Blake Morrow Art by Wayne Barnes & Hannah Fortune

It's Not Easy Being Ordinary PDF Book By Vandella Poe

It's Not Easy Being Ordinary

  • Author: Vandella Poe
  • ISBN Code: : 148092007X
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Page : 62 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 393 Readers
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It’s Not Easy Being Ordinary A Collection of Essays, Quotes, Poetry, Letters, and Extraordinary Art of an Ordinary Person By: Vandella Poe I close my eyes and envision the garden. It is a spring morning, and the air is crisp with the first morning’s frost. I see myself standing in the garden amongst the freshly planted seeds that were started a week ago. They have already begun to extend above and beyond Mother Nature’s dark, moist blanket, earnestly reaching toward the clear blue sky, the warmth of the sun. I had forgotten this photograph was not lost but just a forgotten memory lodged in the depths of my heart, just waiting to be remembered. When Vandella Poe left an abusive relationship and retired, she had a second chance to do what she really wanted to accomplish in life, to leave a mark, something to say, “This was who I was, what I loved doing.” If you have a second chance to do something you love, do it. Life is too short not to. This is who she was and what she enjoyed doing and was passionate about: being an artist.

Major Energy Companies of Europe 1989/90 PDF Book By Petar Sarcevic

Major Energy Companies of Europe 1989/90

  • Author: Petar Sarcevic
  • ISBN Code: : 9400911556
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 422 Readers
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Science, Computers, and the Information Onslaught PDF Book By Donald M. Kerr,Karl Braithwaite,N. Metropolis

Science, Computers, and the Information Onslaught

  • Author: Donald M. Kerr,Karl Braithwaite,N. Metropolis
  • ISBN Code: : 1483263053
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 290 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 572 Readers
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Science, Computers, and the Information Onslaught: A Collection of Essays covers the proceedings of the 1981 meeting on “Science and the Information Onslaught , held at Los Alamos, New Mexico. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters. The first part deals with the problems of measurement and the uses of information in decisions concerning national security. This part also emphasizes the dependence of survival on technological progress. The next part examines the foundations of information theory, the interaction between psychological concepts and the mathematical theories of automata, and the major problems in robotics. These topics are followed by discussions of the efforts to codify languages in formal grammatical systems and the past misuse of irrelevantly detailed information in decision making, specifically the use and misuse of information in government decisions about technological projects. The remaining parts consider the project of enhancing human abilities by the insertion of silicon chips in the body. These parts also assess the implications of a microelectronic technology capable of producing chips bearing millions of logically active circuit elements. Accounts of cryptanalytic successes in World War II are also included. This book will be of value to mathematicians, physicists, linguistics, and computer scientists.

The Gods Sleep Through It All PDF Book By Wonder Guchu

The Gods Sleep Through It All

  • Author: Wonder Guchu
  • ISBN Code: : 1779065280
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Page : 110 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 843 Readers
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It has been said before that Africa is one of the richest continents in the world but the poorest and colonialism was blamed for Africa's problems before the continent was liberated. Although some leaders still blame colonialism for the poverty that is ravaging the continent today, it cannot be denied that poor governance, corruption, greed among many other ills are causing Africa's current problems. The essays in this collection The Gods Sleep Through It All discusses Africa's leadership problems and how most countries still rely on former colonisers for help despite boasting of untold natural wealth. The essays discuss the corruption of political parties and politics in Africa and question why African countries readily open their arms to countries like China but close borders to people from other African countries.

Political Change PDF Book By David E. Apter

Political Change

  • Author: David E. Apter
  • ISBN Code: : 1136271333
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 245 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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Published in the year 1973, Political Change is a valuable contribution to the field of Politics.

Essays One PDF Book By Lydia Davis

Essays One

  • Author: Lydia Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 0374719241
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan Franzen has called her “a magician of self-consciousness,” while Rick Moody hails her as "the best prose stylist in America." And for Claire Messud, “Davis's signal gift is to make us feel alive.” Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In Essays One, Davis has, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, and lectures composed over the past five decades. In this first of two volumes, her subjects range from her earliest influences to her favorite short stories, from John Ashbery’s translation of Rimbaud to Alan Cote’s painting, and from the Shepherd’s Psalm to early tourist photographs. On display is the development and range of one of the sharpest, most capacious minds writing today.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. PDF Book By Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

  • Author: Samantha Irby
  • ISBN Code: : 1101912200
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 580 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears. Whether Samantha Irby is talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets; explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette (she's "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"); detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes; sharing awkward sexual encounters; or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms (hang in there for the Costco loot!); she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

The World I Live In and Optimism PDF Book By Helen Keller

The World I Live In and Optimism

  • Author: Helen Keller
  • ISBN Code: : 0486140598
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 149 Readers
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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.

Celebrating Tagore: A Collection of Essays PDF Book By Rama Datta,Clinton Seely

Celebrating Tagore: A Collection of Essays

  • Author: Rama Datta,Clinton Seely
  • ISBN Code: : 9788184244243
  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Page : 322 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 698 Readers
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Papers presented at a summer seminar on Tagore, held at Kolkata in 2000 and a conference on Celebrating Tagore, held at Fayetteville State University, North Carolina in 2004.

Shakespeare in Performance PDF Book By Frank Occhiogrosso

Shakespeare in Performance

  • Author: Frank Occhiogrosso
  • ISBN Code: : 9780874137767
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Page : 180 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 844 Readers
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The essays in this book deal with the nature of performance criticism, performance history, state and screen productions of Shakespeare and the physical playhouse. These essays, by John Russell Brown, James Bulman, Ralph Berry, Herbert Coursen, Jay Halio, James Lusardi, June Schlueter, Harry Keyishian, Alan Dessen, Pauline Kiernan, and Marvin Rosenberg, represent some of the best current thinking on the roles of performance in criticism of Shakespeare.

Starting Our Careers PDF Book By Curtis D. Bennett,Annalisa Crannell

Starting Our Careers

  • Author: Curtis D. Bennett,Annalisa Crannell
  • ISBN Code: : 9780821886083
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Page : 116 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 279 Readers
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This "how-to" book addresses all aspects of a young mathematicians' early career development: How do I get good letters of recommendation? How do I apply for a grant? How do I do research in a small department that has no one in my field? How do I do anything meaningful if all I can get is a series of one-year jobs? These articles paint a broad portrait of current professional development issues of interest from the Young Mathematician's Network-from finding jobs to organizing special sessions. There are chapters on applying for positions, working in industry and in academia, starting and publishing research, writing grant proposals, applying for tenure, and becoming involved in the academic community. The book offers timely and sound advice offered by recent doctorates through experienced mathematicians. The material originally appeared in the electronic pages of Concerns of Young Mathematicians. The book is devoted exclusively to the early stages of a mathematical career.

Wake-Robin PDF Book By John Burroughs

Wake-Robin

  • Author: John Burroughs
  • ISBN Code: : 0486820785
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 823 Readers
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In the early spring, the blooming of the wildflower trillium — also known as "wake-robin" — heralds the return of migrating birds. In Wake-Robin: A Collection of Essays About the Birds, John Burroughs offers absorbing reading for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and anyone interested in ecology and conservation. This 1871 collection of essays by the distinguished naturalist showcases his special gift for combining scientific accuracy with a grand poetic expression. These essays particularly focus on birds of the Adirondacks and the Washington, D.C. region. "What I offer, in fact, is a careful and conscientious record of actual observations and experiences, and is true as it stands written, every word of it. But what has interested me most in ornithology is the pursuit, the chase, the discovery," he notes, adding that "I have tried to present a live bird, a bird in the woods or the fields, with the atmosphere and associations of the place, and not merely a stuffed and labeled specimen." Although scrupulously factual, Burroughs' investigations are less those of a scientist and more in the nature of an experienced and articulate observer who delights in sharing the timeless joys of birdwatching and the outdoors.

Snapshots and Footnotes PDF Book By Cheryl Ranchino Trench

Snapshots and Footnotes

  • Author: Cheryl Ranchino Trench
  • ISBN Code: : 1684561981
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Page : 84 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 281 Readers
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Cheryl Trench is a national treasure tucked within the pages of a small town paper. Her near half century of musings and missives are witty, insightful, and informative. "Snapshots and Footnotes" promises to be a delectable treat for regular, as well as first-time, readers. -Gordon Pruett, Publisher, Crossfire Press I've been reading Cheryl's column since the mid-1970s and I've had the privilege of being her editor off and on over the past 30-plus years. Her work has helped me learn how to connect a writer's pen to a reader's heart. "Snapshots and Footnotes" not only contains some of her best writing through the years, it will be a reminder of the best in all of us. -Bill Swinford, Swinford Publications There are few communities that have the fortune to have a writer in their midst who captures not only the history but the meaning of being in her community. Cheryl Trench is an insightful writer whose subjects center on people in her native southern Illinois, and also the spirit that they have. Each column embraces the energy of the people about whom she writes. This collection should make every reader seek a voice that expresses the meaning of their own communities. -James Ballowe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Bradley University

A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings on Moral, Historical, Political, and Literary Subjects PDF Book By Noah Webster

A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings on Moral, Historical, Political, and Literary Subjects

  • Author: Noah Webster
  • ISBN Code: : 146559986X
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : 210 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 282 Readers
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The Education of youth is, in all governments, an object of the first consequence. The impressions received in early life, usually form the characters of individuals; a union of which forms the general character of a nation. The mode of Education and the arts taught to youth, have, in every nation, been adapted to its particular stage of society or local circumstances. In the martial ages of Greece, the principal study of its Legislators was, to acquaint the young men with the use of arms, to inspire them with an undaunted courage, and to form in the hearts of both sexes, an invincible attachment to their country. Such was the effect of their regulations for these purposes, that the very women of Sparta and Athens, would reproach their own sons, for surviving their companions who fell in the field of battle. Among the warlike Scythians, every male was not only taught to use arms for attack and defence; but was obliged to sleep in the field, to carry heavy burthens, and to climb rocks and precipices, in order to habituate himself to hardships, fatigue and danger. In Persia, during the flourishing reign of the great Cyrus, the Education of youth, according to Xenophon, formed a principal branch of the regulations of the empire. The young men were divided into classes, each of which had some particular duties to perform, for which they were qualified by previous instructions and exercise. While nations are in a barbarous state, they have few wants, and consequently few arts. Their principal objects are, defence and subsistence; the Education of a savage therefore extends little farther, than to enable him to use, with dexterity, a bow and a tomahawk. But in the progress of manners and of arts, war ceases to be the employment of whole nations; it becomes the business of a few, who are paid for defending their country. Artificial wants multiply the number of occupations; and these require a great diversity in the mode of Education. Every youth must be instructed in the business by which he is to procure subsistence. Even the civilities of behavior, in polished society, become a science; a bow and a curtesy are taught with as much care and precision, as the elements of Mathematics. Education proceeds therefore, by gradual advances, from simplicity to corruption. Its first object, among rude nations, is safety; its next, utility; it afterwards extends to convenience; and among the opulent part of civilized nations, it is directed principally to show and amusement.

The Selten School of Behavioral Economics PDF Book By Axel Ockenfels,Abdolkarim Sadrieh

The Selten School of Behavioral Economics

  • Author: Axel Ockenfels,Abdolkarim Sadrieh
  • ISBN Code: : 3642139833
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 295 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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Reinhard Selten, to date the only German Nobel Prize laureate in economics, celebrates his 80th birthday in 2010. While his contributions to game theory are well-known, the behavioral side of his scientific work has received less public exposure, even though he has been committed to experimental research during his entire career, publishing more experimental than theoretical papers in top-tier journals. This Festschrift is dedicated to Reinhard Selten’s exceptional influence on behavioral and experimental economics. In this collection of academic highlight papers, a number of his students are joined by leading scholars in experimental research to document the historical role of the “Meister” in the development of the research methodology and of several sub-fields of behavioral economics. Next to the academic insight in these highly active fields of experimental research, the papers also provide a glance at Reinhard Selten’s academic and personal interaction with his students and peers.

Nicolaas Van Wijk (1880-1941) PDF Book By B. M. Groen,Jan Paul Hinrichs,W. R. Vermeer,Willem Roelof Vermeer

Nicolaas Van Wijk (1880-1941)

  • Author: B. M. Groen,Jan Paul Hinrichs,W. R. Vermeer,Willem Roelof Vermeer
  • ISBN Code: : 9789051830590
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Page : 181 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 397 Readers
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The Book of Delights PDF Book By Ross Gay

The Book of Delights

  • Author: Ross Gay
  • ISBN Code: : 1616208902
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 600 Readers
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“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays—some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages—that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: the way Botan Rice Candy wrappers melt in your mouth, the volunteer crossing guard with a pronounced tremor whom he imagines as a kind of boat-woman escorting pedestrians across the River Styx, a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes, pickup basketball games, the silent nod of acknowledgment between black people. And more than any other subject, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world—his garden, the flowers in the sidewalk, the birds, the bees, the mushrooms, the trees. This is not a book of how-to or inspiration, though it could be read that way. Fans of Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, and Kiese Laymon will revel in Gay’s voice, and his insights. The Book of Delights is about our connection to the world, to each other, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. Gay’s pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight.

Reluctant Modernists PDF Book By Peter Edgerly Firchow,Janice Rossen

Reluctant Modernists

  • Author: Peter Edgerly Firchow,Janice Rossen
  • ISBN Code: : 9783825859626
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Page : 315 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 910 Readers
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The essays collected here deal with modernist writers who, on the whole, felt 'reluctant' about their modernist status because they believed that it was just as important to look backward as it was to look forward. Indeed, for most of them looking backward was more important because it was only through the past that one could understand one's proper place in the present and in the future. That is why in Huxley's Brave New World it is the rejection of the past in the future - and by implication in the present - that makes its satire so penetrating. Modernism, in other words, means for these writers not a radical break with the past but a continuing search for what still connects them (and us) vitally with it. Peter Firchow, Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, is the author of several books on modern and modernist literary subjects, including books on Huxley, Conrad, and Auden. The publication of some of his hitherto uncollected essays in this volume is intended to honor

These Precious Days PDF Book By Ann Patchett

These Precious Days

  • Author: Ann Patchett
  • ISBN Code: : 0063092808
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 595 Readers
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The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. "The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman—Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki—with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark—and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time.

Treasures of the Anglican Witness PDF Book By Chimela Meehoma Samuel

Treasures of the Anglican Witness

  • Author: Chimela Meehoma Samuel
  • ISBN Code: : 1543757847
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 119 Readers
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“In Treasures of the Anglican Witness: A Collection of Essays, Dr. Chimela Samuel has given us a wonderful gift, dedicated to helping the faithful understand the rich legacy of prayer book spirituality by highlighting the contributions of such Anglican greats as Cranmer, Hooker, and Herbert. What is unique about Chimela’s approach is that in doing so, he offers a compelling argument for the importance of pastoral ministry in the Anglican tradition. Interwoven with his scholarly overview he concludes each chapter with recommendations and implications for the contemporary Anglican church. This is particularly timely given the discipleship crisis that is endangering younger generations and the future of the church. He issues a persuasive call for a return to our Anglican roots by way of a proper understanding of catechesis and how to enhance the teaching ministry of the church through appropriate processes of discipleship. In doing so he gives some very practical answers to why we do some of the things we do as Anglicans. It’s rare to have a piece of writing that is scholarly in nature, but also an instructive devotional tool for Anglicans throughout the worldwide communion. His collection of essays are an inspiring witness to the treasures we have in Anglicanism.” — Dr. Leslie F. Thyberg

Violence and Power PDF Book By Ken G. Irish-Bramble

Violence and Power

  • Author: Ken G. Irish-Bramble
  • ISBN Code: : 198451377X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 433 Readers
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Violence and Power is a collection of original essays written by Dr. Ken G. Irish-Bramble. The essays were all written while the author was a graduate student at NYU. The essays cover a wide range of topics in the field of political science and Caribbean studies. While they are somewhat dated, they each cover timeless topics and provide meaningful insight.