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Download E-books Old and New Questions in Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, and Theoretical Biology: Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Yourgrau PDF

By Alwyn van der Merwe (auth.), Alwyn van der Merwe (eds.)

Simply to claim that it is a number of essays in honor of the past due Wolfgang Yourgrau (1908-1979) is to give an explanation for, a minimum of for-the evidently many-"insiders," the surprisingly wide-ranging name of the current quantity. In a Foreword to the complaints of the 1st foreign Colloquium (focusing on good judgment, actual truth, and history), held on the college of Denver in may possibly of 1966 less than their management, Wolfgang Y ourgrau and Allen Breck wrote, in an indirect connection with C. P. Snow: "Indeed there usually are not or 3 or 4 cultures: there's just one tradition; our new release has misplaced its wisdom of this . . . . Historians, logicians, physicists-all are banded in a single universal company, particularly of their des ire to weave an enlightened textile of human wisdom. " increase, if you happen to will, the foregoing different types of students with biologists, philos­ ophers, cosmologists, and theologians-all of whom, as well as historians, Wolf­ gang Yourgrau, by way of dint of his inextinguishable enthusiasm and charismatic features, assembled in Denver for the second one and 3rd overseas Colloquia (in 1967 and 1974, respectively)-and a couple of different along with, and one arrives at a press release of the credo wh ich Y ourgrau not just professed, yet constantly exemplified all through his grownup life.

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Download E-books The Mentally Retarded Child: Essays Based on a Study of the Peculiarities of the Higher Nervous Functioning of Child-Oligophrenics PDF

The Mentally Retarded baby is an eight-chapter textual content according to a examine of the peculiarities of the better apprehensive functioning of mentally retarded kids, with specified emphasis on child-oligophrenics.

The beginning bankruptcy considers the issues linked to the learn of psychological retardation. The succeeding chapters describe the medical features and the peculiarities of job of the mind in mentally retarded baby. those subject matters are by way of examinations of the orientation reflexes, excessive worried job, speech, and behaviour law of child-oligophrenics. the ultimate chapters investigate the peculiarities of verbal institutions in basic and mentally-retarded teenagers. those chapters additionally offer a precis of the result of the investigations dedicated to the medical and patho-physiological features of mentally retarded baby.

This e-book will turn out valuable to baby psychologists, behaviorists, neurologists, and researchers.

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Download E-books The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Woman and Causality (Wo Es War) by Slavoj Zizek (1994-09-17) PDF

By Slavoj Zizek

The new adventure of the Yugoslav warfare and the increase of "irrational" violence in modern societies presents the theoretical and political context of this ebook, which makes use of Lacanian psychoanalysis because the foundation for a renewal of the Marxist idea of ideology. The author's research leads right into a research of the determine of lady in glossy paintings and beliefs, together with reports of "The Crying online game" and the movies of David Lynch, and the hyperlinks among violence and power/gender kinfolk.

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Download E-books Rethinking France: Les Lieux de mémoire, Volume 1: The State PDF

Les Lieux de mémoire might be essentially the most profound old records at the historical past and tradition of the French state. Assembled through Pierre Nora through the Mitterand years, this multivolume sequence has been hailed as "a amazing fulfillment" (The New Republic) and "the grandest, such a lot formidable attempt to dissect, interpret and have a good time the French fascination with their very own previous" (The la Times). Written in the course of a time while French nationwide identification used to be present process a pivotal switch and the state was once suffering to outline itself, this exceptional sequence comprises essays via in demand historians and cultural commentators which take, as their issues of departure, a lieu de mémoire: a website of reminiscence used to reserve, focus, and safe notions of France's past.

The first quantity within the Chicago translation, Rethinking France, brings jointly works addressing the omnipresent position of the kingdom in French existence. As within the different volumes, the lieux de mémoire function entries into the French earlier, whether or not they are genuine websites, political traditions, rituals, or maybe nationwide pursuits and textbooks. Volume I: The State deals a cosmopolitan and interesting view of the French and their prior via extensively different essays on, for instance, the château of Versailles and the French historical past of absolutism; the Code civil and its ordering of French existence; memoirs written by means of French statesmen; and Charlemagne and his position in French historical past. Nora's authors represent a who is who of French academia, but they put on their erudition frivolously. Taken as an entire, this notable sequence files how the French have come to work out themselves and why.

Contributors:
Alain Guéry
Maurice Agulhon
Bernard Guenée
Daniel Nordman
Robert Morrissey
Alain Boureau
Anne-Marie Lecoq
Hélène Himelfarb
Jean Carbonnier
Hervé Le Bras
Pierre Nora

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Download E-books Another Look At Atlantis and Fifteen Other Essays PDF

By Willy Ley

Atlantis, a brand new examine a misplaced continent...the development of the nice Pyramid...the dodos, the moas and the pangolins...the sound of meteors...the felony query of who will personal the planets...these are only many of the topics mentioned during this new choice of 16 technology and common heritage essays through Willy Ley. even if discussing the chance that the large floor sloth is actually no longer extinct yet alive and fit in South the USA, or tips on how to salvage 110 million buck treasure send off the coast of Holland, Willy Ley is usually informative and enjoyable.

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Download E-books Ibsen and the Theatre: Essays in Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Henrik Ibsen's Birth PDF

Download E-books Cambridge Essays on Education PDF

By Benson Arthur Christopher 1862-1925 & Hardpress

HardPress vintage Books sequence

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Download E-books 602 Reasons to Be Ticked Off PDF

By Paul Nardizzi

Don't you hate it for those who inform a few ignoramus you are from a definite urban and so they say, "Oh, have you learnt my good friend Henry?" Or, awful present givers who say, "I stored the receipt, for you to go back it," so rather than a present you find yourself with an additional errand? good, so does slapstick comedian Paul Nardizzi. 602 purposes to Be Ticked Off is his pointed reaction to the issues to be at liberty approximately sequence. categorised through subject, the booklet positive factors greater than six hundred quick-hit anecdotes on issues that individuals do this grate on our collective nerves. Like people who smoke who blow smoke on your face simply because they recognize they are destructive their lungs, so why no longer carry alongside a number of hostages? even if it is a kind of person-such as cops, postal staff, or the elderly-or an tense circumstance-like riding, air shuttle, marriage, or task interviews-Nardizzi has had it as much as right here (place hand palm-down six inches over head). The publication bargains a hilarious mixture of proven-funny traces from his stand-up act in addition to unique fabric at the above subjects-and then a few. This laugh-out-loud-funny reward booklet of PG-13 humor is certain to be loved by way of someone from young children of their early youngsters on as much as previous humans death in nursing homes.

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Download E-books Imponderables The Solution to the Mysteries of Everyday Life PDF

By David Feldman

Imponderables
The method to the Mysteries
of daily Life

Did you ever ask yourself why you by no means see child pigeons? Or why a thumbs-up gesture skill "OK"? eventually the options to a few of life's so much baffling questions are amassed the following in a single quantity. Written in an informative and exciting type and illustrated with drawings which are essentially to the purpose, Imponderables will get to the ground of daily life's mysteries, between them:

  • Why is a mile 5,280 feet?
  • Which culmination are in Juicy Fruit' gum?
  • Why does an X stand for a kiss?
  • Why do not cats prefer to swim?
  • Why do folks listen our voices otherwise than we do?

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs do not have the solutions --Imponderables does! And in answering such questions, it touches on an magnificent number of matters, together with activities, technological know-how, background, politics, tv, radio, and masses extra. No trivial pursuit, Imponderables takes a stunning, illuminating, and funny examine ourselves and the realm round us.

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Download E-books Essays on the theory of the earth PDF

By Georges Cuvier

Essay at the idea of the Earth was once the final paintings of the clinical author Robert Kerr who translated it from the introductory essay of George Cuvier's four-volume Recherches sur les ossements fossiles de quadrupèdes. ahead of its first ebook in 1813, the essay was once partially elevated via the geologist and typical historian Robert Jameson who wrote a preface and incorporated huge notes on mineralogy. utilizing geological facts as its valuable resource of enquiry, Cuvier's essay makes an attempt to deal with the questions of the origins of the human race, the formation of the earth, and the correlation among incomplete fossil is still and present species of animals. super influential in its personal time, the essay is still a resource of substantial perception into the early improvement of geological study, analyzing problems with endured importance this present day.

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