Philosophical Shakespeares by Shakespeare, William; Joughin, John J.; Shakespeare, William

By Shakespeare, William; Joughin, John J.; Shakespeare, William

Philosophical Shakespeares makes a speciality of and encourages the turning out to be dissolution of barriers among literature and philosophy. The strategy is interdisciplinary and comprises problem-centred readings of specific plays.

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The book of prayer of Sor María of Santo Domingo : a study by Mary E. Giles

By Mary E. Giles

The historical past of women's spirituality and Christian mysticism demonstrates that girls were influential spiritual leaders even with no good thing about priestly ordination and theological education. St. Catherine of Siena and St. Teresa of Avila are examples of ladies with visionary presents of large strength. A much less famous Spanish visionary is Sor Maria of Santo Domingo, a Dominican tertiary of peasant lineage who grew to become so well-known for her raptures, austerities, and prophecies that the king, a cardinal, and nobles thought of her a dwelling saint.
In 1948 learn within the records of the collage of Zaragoza exposed The e-book of Prayer of Sor Maria of Santo Domingo (originally released round 1518) which had long gone disregarded for hundreds of years. The textual content comprises a few of Sor Maria's ecstatic utterances and representations, and is a first-hand examine a girls who in lots of methods is as consultant of the early years of 16th century Spain as St. Teresa was once of the later years. Giles' publication presents the 1st English translation of this article in addition to a research of Sor Maria and the problems that driven her into the limelight.

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From Steam to Diesel by Albert J. Churella

By Albert J. Churella

This assessment of the top locomotive manufacturers within the usa throughout the 20th century exhibits how they spoke back to a thorough technological switch: the substitute of steam locomotives through diesels. The locomotive offers a important case learn of industrial practices and dramatic shifts in innovation styles, due to the fact that companies--General cars and normal Electric--that had no conventional ties to locomotive creation demolished tested steam locomotive brands. Albert Churella makes use of many formerly untapped assets to demonstrate how manufacturers spoke back to technological switch, quite among the Nineteen Twenties and the Sixties. businesses mentioned contain the yankee Locomotive corporation (ALCo), the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the Lima Locomotive Works, Fairbanks-Morse, the Electro-Motive department of common vehicles, and common electrical.

A comparative paintings of industrial heritage and the heritage of know-how, the booklet isn't a whole background of any locomotive builder, nor does it discover the origins of the diesel engine in nice element. What it does, and does fantastically, is to illustrate how managers addressed radical shifts in know-how and creation tools. Churella finds that managerial tradition and company organizational workouts, greater than technological competency in keeping with se, allowed a few businesses to prevail, but restricted the activities of others. He info the shift from small-batch customized production thoughts within the steam locomotive to mass-production tools within the diesel locomotive undefined. He additionally explains that opportunity occasions and fortuitous technological linkages helped to form aggressive styles within the locomotive undefined.

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And the River Still Sings: A Wilderness Dweller’s Journey by Chris Czajkowski

By Chris Czajkowski

How does one cross from English villager to desert dweller? Chris Czajkowski used to be born and raised on the fringe of a wide village in England, till she deserted the corporate of others to roam the nation-state looking for the wildlife. As a tender grownup she studied dairy farming and travelled to Uganda to coach at a farm college. Returning to England she discovered not anything to carry her curiosity, so in 1971 she hitchhiked worldwide spending as little time as attainable in towns. Her travels took her to distant parts, the place she realized mountain abilities and came upon the glorious pleasure of solitude. Arriving in Canada in 1979, Chris travelled to the West Chilcotin and outfitted a cabin deep within the woods of British Columbia's Coast Mountains. many years later she equipped her moment cabin beside an untouched and distant high-altitude lake. She referred to as her new domestic Nuk Tessli and lived there for twenty-three years, turning her paradise right into a thriving desolate tract inn and guiding enterprise. In 1980, Chris all started writing approximately her adventures. inspired via her supporter Peter Gzowski, she released CABIN AT making a song RIVER, which grew to become a countrywide sensation and ended in extra books approximately dwelling in BC's attractive desolate tract. In 2012, after many chuffed years of dwelling on my own within the bush, Chris offered Nuk Tessli, last an important bankruptcy of her existence. AND THE RIVER nonetheless SINGS is going past the stories with which we're so popular, exploring either the reports that led Chris to a solitary way of life and her transition to a existence in the direction of the grid. Chris's "retirement domestic" has more straightforward entry to a highway and neighbours even if she nonetheless lives past the top of the ability line. Her new publication is a private and sincere perception into the "Wilderness Dweller.""

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Physics in the Twentieth Century: Selected Essays by Victor F. Weisskopf

By Victor F. Weisskopf

This feature of essays covers quite a lot of topics attached with the actual sciences and their relation to human affairs. they're largely conceived and directed to a more often than not viewers instead of to experts specifically parts. a few are written for the initiated, a few are extensive synopses of a department of physics and are directed to the scientifically layman. a few care for extra philosophic questions akin to Niels Bohr's rules on complementarity, and others care for the issues of technology, ethics, and society. Hans Bethe writes as follows within the Foreword: "His precis articles on particular themes are lucid and are 'popular clinical writing' at its top. the topic is made transparent to physicists in different branches of physics and to the knowledgeable public by means of simplifying it, yet with out ever creating a compromise with primary accuracy, as many well known writers on technological know-how do after they get enamored with their very own imagery and disregard the topic that they honestly are looking to clarify. Viki's [Weisskopf's] major situation, as of such a lot theoretical physicists, is the proper interpretation of the quantum theory.... This topic is already favorite in 1951 in his article 'Quantity and caliber in Quantum Physics.' right here he makes transparent how a quantitative distinction, equivalent to the variety of electrons of 6 in a carbon and eleven in a sodium atom, makes the entire distinction within the qualitative habit of those chemical components. He additionally foresees, at this early time, a number of the advancements in biology on the topic of DNA. "The precis article approximately electron concept (1949) is written basically for physicists. He summarizes the good advances led to by means of the renormalization concept which supplies finite effects for all observable amounts and is prime to fashionable box conception. His personal box of nuclear physics is summarized in 'Problems of Nuclear constitution' (1961), in a less complicated shape in 'Nuclear types' (1951). Weisskopf is usually interested in vital advancements in physics no matter if he himself has now not contributed. an important the sort of [was defined in] the 'Fall of Parity.' this text is a gorgeous instance of his skill to make issues comprehensible with no altering the necessities. within the 'Visual visual appeal of speedily relocating gadgets' he explains the invention of Penrose swiftly relocating item appears to us because it if had its common form and isn't distorted by way of the Lorentz contraction as had formerly been believed; actually, with no relativity thought it'll glance badly distorted. His 'How gentle Interacts with subject' is wealthy in new insights. "The topic is extra built in 'Physics within the 20th Century' and 'The Quantum Ladder.'... i do not understand of the other position the place the fundamental solidity of our global as ruled through quantum conception is healthier defined, or the nice richness of the phenomena as a result of quantitative transformations is proven with better love." as well as these pointed out above, the booklet encompasses a variety of different essays. those drawback actual conception (articles at the compound nucleus and on easy particles), the human elements of medical examine (articles on Niels Bohr and on Marie Curie), and organic concept (considerations of symmetry and serve as on the macromolecular point and of the quantum foundation of natural reproduction). a last team of essays is anxious with such concerns because the intrinsic price of technological know-how, the contributions of technology to society, and medical ethics. The latter is defined by way of Bethe as "A most pretty and concise assertion of the scientist's creed."

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All in the Cause of Duty by Nicholas Bennett

By Nicholas Bennett

This is often the tale of 1 man's 40 12 months odyssey operating to assist lessen 3rd global global poverty, and provides desire to a few of the main morginalised and exploited humans on the earth. all through his lengthy occupation Nicholas Bennett labored in essentially the most distant and hard locations on this planet, confronted common coups and revolutions, while even as elevating his relatives.

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