Download e-book for iPad: The Writing World Defined A to Z: A Writers Encyclopedia by Sally Stuart

By Sally Stuart

The Writing global outlined A to Z is stuffed with 1000's of phrases specific to the writing and publishing undefined. every one directory encompasses a commonsense definition of the time period, usually together with perception received through the writer in the course of greater than forty years of expertise within the publishing undefined. additionally, the vast majority of the listings finish with a link to the main worthwhile site the writer may well locate at the topic.

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Download e-book for iPad: Encyclopedia of Environmental Change: Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

By John A Matthews

Accessibly written via a group of overseas authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change presents a gateway to the complicated evidence, strategies, concepts, technique and philosophy of environmental change.  This three-volume set illustrates and examines issues inside this dynamic and quickly altering interdisciplinary field.  The encyclopedia contains all the following elements of environmental change:

  • Diverse proof of environmental swap, together with weather swap and adjustments on land and within the oceans

  • Underlying natural and anthropogenic reasons and mechanisms

  • Wide-ranging neighborhood, neighborhood and global impacts from the polar areas to the tropics

  • Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental structures within the face of previous, current and destiny environmental change

  • Approaches, methodologies and strategies used for reconstructing, relationship, tracking, modelling, projecting and predicting change

  • Social, financial and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy


Over 4,000 entries discover the next key subject matters and more:

  • Conservation
  • Demographic change
  • Environmental administration

  • Environmental policy

  • Environmental security

  • Food security

  • Glaciation

  • Green Revolution

  • Human influence on environment

  • Industrialization

  • Landuse change

  • Military affects on environment

  • Mining and mining impacts

  • Nuclear energy

  • Pollution

  • Renewable resources

  • Solar energy

  • Sustainability

  • Tourism

  • Trade

  • Water resources

  • Water security

  • Wildlife conservation

The accomplished insurance of terminology comprises layers of entries starting from one-line definitions to brief essays, making this a useful significant other for any scholar of actual geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

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Download e-book for kindle: The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic by Elias Muhanna

By Elias Muhanna

Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was once a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the writer of 1 of the best encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world—a thirty-one-volume paintings entitled The final Ambition within the Arts of Erudition. A storehouse of information, this huge, immense booklet introduced jointly fabrics on approximately each possible topic, from cosmology, zoology, and botany to philosophy, poetry, ethics, statecraft, and heritage. Composed in Cairo through the golden age of Islamic encyclopedic job, the Ultimate Ambition was one in all thousands of large-scale compendia, literary anthologies, dictionaries, and chronicles produced at this time—an attempt that used to be instrumental in organizing the archive of medieval Islamic thought.

In the 1st examine of this landmark paintings in a eu language, Elias Muhanna explores its constitution and contents, resources and impacts, and reception and influence within the Islamic global and Europe. He sheds new gentle at the upward thrust of encyclopedic literature within the discovered towns of the Mamluk Empire and situates this highbrow stream along different encyclopedic traditions within the historic, medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment classes. He additionally uncovers al-Nuwayri’s international: a scene of bustling faculties, imperial chanceries, crowded libraries, and spiritual politics.

Based on award-winning scholarship, The international in a Book opens up new components within the comparative research of encyclopedic construction and the transmission of knowledge.

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Living with the Royal Academy: "Artistic Ideals and - download pdf or read online

By Sarah Monks

dwelling with the Royal Academy: creative beliefs and stories in England, 1768-1848 bargains quite a number case reports which give some thought to person artists' own, specialist and inventive relationships with the Royal Academy through the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries, bringing jointly the study of best historians of British inventive tradition in this interval. Over its creation and 9 essays, this assortment considers the Academy as a lived organism whose foremost function, following its institution in 1768, was once as a reference aspect in the direction of, round and opposed to which artists operated of their relationships with one another and with creative perform itself. In so doing, this assortment additionally considers the connection among educational beliefs and person perform (as good as lived adventure) in this interval of art?s more and more public manifestation on the Academy. person artists tested contain Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby, Benjamin West and William Etty. pondering past the dichotomy of loyalism and uprising - and complicating notions of the Academy as a monolithic ossifying establishment from which revolutionary artists will be ?liberated? within the wake of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?s emergence in 1848 - this quantity investigates the Academy?s diverse effect upon the lives, studies and beliefs of its different creative communities.

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Download PDF by Thomas S. Kuhn,Ian Hacking: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary

By Thomas S. Kuhn,Ian Hacking

A stable publication could have the ability to alter the best way we see the area, yet an excellent publication truly turns into a part of our day-by-day attention, pervading our considering to the purpose that we take it without any consideration, and we omit how provocative and demanding its rules as soon as were—and nonetheless are. The constitution of medical Revolutions is that sort of e-book. while it was once first released in 1962, it was once a landmark occasion within the background and philosophy of technological know-how. Fifty years later, it nonetheless has many classes to teach.

With The constitution of medical Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of medical development, arguing that transformative rules don’t come up from the day by day, sluggish means of experimentation and knowledge accumulation yet that the revolutions in technology, these step forward moments that disrupt authorized considering and supply unanticipated rules, ensue outdoors of “normal science,” as he referred to as it. although Kuhn was once writing while physics governed the sciences, his principles on how clinical revolutions carry order to the anomalies that amass through the years in study experiments are nonetheless instructive in our biotech age.

This new version of Kuhn’s crucial paintings within the heritage of technology comprises an insightful creation through Ian Hacking, which clarifies phrases popularized via Kuhn, together with paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s principles to the technological know-how of at the present time. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the publication, Hacking’s creation offers very important historical past info in addition to a latest context.  Newly designed, with an extended index, this version should be eagerly welcomed by way of the subsequent new release of readers looking to comprehend the historical past of our views on science.

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Download e-book for kindle: Leben im Augenblick: Kurze Texte zur Sinnfrage (German by Luise Rinser

By Luise Rinser

Verstreut im umfangreichen Lebenswerk von Luise Rinser finden sich kurze Texte, in denen sich Lebenserfahrung verdichtet. Gesammelt in diesem Buch geben sie Aufschluß über Schritte auf der Suche nach dem Sinn des Lebens.
Kostbare Sentenzen zum Nachdenken, zum Meditieren und zur Besinnung auf das eigene Leben.
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New PDF release: Das neue Bewußtsein: Das Hauptwerk des Begründers der

By Arthur Janov,E. Michael Holden,Monika Kruttke

Zusammen mit seinem Mitarbeiter E. Michael Holden führt Arthur Janov den Nachweis, daß sich seine Theorien durchaus mit neurologischen und biologischen Erkenntnissen vertragen, ja durch sie eine Absicherung erfahren. Unter Janovs Anhängern in aller Welt gilt das Buch als Opus magnum der Primärtherapie und ist eine notwendige Ergänzung zu seinem Bestseller ›Der Urschrei‹.
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Claudia Durst Johnson's Youth Gangs in Literature (Exploring Social Issues through PDF

By Claudia Durst Johnson

Gang tradition is likely one of the so much unstable concerns to have impacted children all through background and worldwide. via targeting the fictitious illustration of teenage gangs, this paintings provides a special standpoint on an all-too-real phenomenon and its many manifestations. geared up chronologically and topically, the quantity starts with a robust essay tracing the origins and advancements of adlescent gangs, from the early days of the Wild West to immigration gangs in nineteenth- and 20th-century the United States and the

Twenty chapters, each one brought with a major rfile, absolutely discover the differing kinds of gangs, choosing their time, position, struggles, and demographic personality. integrated are the early gangs of latest York urban, felony gangs, Asian gangs, institution gangs, African American gangs, and lady gangs. each one bankruptcy analyzes a number of works of fiction by way of its thematic message and the sunshine it sheds at the nature of the depicted gang state of affairs. The tested fiction may be of unique curiosity to scholars and educators, and comprises works usually chanced on on assigned examining lists, equivalent to The Chocolate War, The Outsiders, and Lord of the Flies. renowned works, corresponding to Gangs of latest York, supply an historic standpoint on early immigrant gangs, whereas offering undying topics of identification struggles that resonate for teens all over the place. as well as the literary works and first records, feedback for added titles and assets for extra info at the themes are offered.

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