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Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment

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Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment

Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment by Theodore Ziolkowski
English | March 15th, 2016 | ASIN: B01D8N50UK, ISBN: 026804502X | 360 Pages | EPUB | 2.30 MB

In Uses and Abuses of Moses, Theodore Ziolkowski surveys the major literary treatments of the biblical figure of Moses since the Enlightenment. Beginning with the influential treatments by Schiller and Goethe, for whom Moses was, respectively, a member of a mystery cult and a violent murderer, Ziolkowski examines an impressive array of dramas, poems, operas, novels, and films to show the many ways in which the charismatic figure of Moses has been exploited—the “uses and abuses” of the title—to serve a variety of ideological and cultural purposes.

Eight Lectures on Experimental Music

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Eight Lectures on Experimental Music

Eight Lectures on Experimental Music by Alvin Lucier
English | November 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B076VBF9ZD, ISBN: 0819577634 | 160 Pages | EPUB | 2.22 MB

In this brilliant collection, path-breaking figures of American experimental music discuss the meaning of their work at the turn of the twenty-first century. Presented between 1989 and 2002 at Wesleyan University, these captivating lectures provide rare insights by composers whose work has shaped our understanding of what it means to be experimental: Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, James Tenney, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young.

Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

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Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty by Scott Freeman, Robert Maguire
English | October 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B076DJ7QTN, ISBN: 0813064597, 0813062268 | 208 Pages | EPUB | 3.00 MB

"A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti."–Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti

Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

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Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness by Anthony Chaney
English | August 9th, 2017 | ASIN: B06Y3H47YR, ISBN: 1469631733 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 4.23 MB

The anthropologist Gregory Bateson has been called a lost giant of twentieth-century thought. In the years following World War II, Bateson was among the group of mathematicians, engineers, and social scientists who laid the theoretical foundations of the information age. In Palo Alto in 1956, he introduced the double-bind theory of schizophrenia. By the sixties, he was in Hawaii studying dolphin communication.

Speaking Qur’an: An American Scripture (Studies in Comparative Religion)

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Speaking Qur’an: An American Scripture (Studies in Comparative Religion)

Speaking Qur’an: An American Scripture (Studies in Comparative Religion) by Timur R. Yuskaev
English | September 20th, 2017 | ISBN: 1611177944 | 192 Pages | EPUB | 2.21 MB

In Speaking Qur’an: An American Scripture, Timur R. Yuskaev examines how Muslim Americans have been participating in their country’s cultural, social, religious, and political life. Essential to this process, he shows, is how the Qur’an has become an evermore deeply American text that speaks to central issues in the lives of American Muslims through the spoken-word interpretations of Muslim preachers, scholars, and activists.

On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

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On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng by Zhang Xuecheng
English | November 17th, 2009 | ISBN: 0804761280 | 208 Pages | EPUB | 0.91 MB

Zhang Xuecheng (1738–1801) has primarily been read as a philosopher of history. This volume presents him as an ethical philosopher with a distinctive understanding of the aims and methods of Confucian self-cultivation. Offered in English translation for the first time, this collection of Zhang's essays and letters should challenge our current understanding of this Qing dynasty philosopher.

Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany (Intellectual History of the Modern Age)

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Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany (Intellectual History of the Modern Age)

Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany (Intellectual History of the Modern Age) by Andreas Killen
English | May 12nd, 2017 | ASIN: B07146ZKQ4, ISBN: 0812249275 | 277 Pages | EPUB | 0.98 MB

In the early decades of the twentieth century, two intertwined changes began to shape the direction of German society. The baptism of the German film industry took place amid post-World War I conditions of political and social breakdown, and the cultural vacuum left by collapsing institutions was partially filled by moving images.

The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age

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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age

The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age by Richard Seaver
English | January 3rd, 2012 | ASIN: B005J4EW5Q, ISBN: 0374273782 | 536 Pages | EPUB | 0.78 MB

From Beckett to Burroughs, The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, an iconic literary troublemaker tells the colorful stories behind the stories.

The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

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The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics by Jennet Kirkpatrick
English | October 3rd, 2017 | ASIN: B06Y3G8XL9, ISBN: 1469635399, 1469635380 | 200 Pages | EPUB | 0.42 MB

Successful democracies rely on an active citizenry. They require citizens to participate by voting, serving on juries, and running for office. But what happens when those citizens purposefully opt out of politics? Exit—the act of leaving—is often thought of as purely instinctual, a part of the human "fight or flight" response, or, alternatively, motivated by an antiparticipatory, self-centered impulse.

Nevanlinna Theory

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Nevanlinna Theory

Nevanlinna Theory By Kunihiko Kodaira
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 93 Pages | ISBN : 9811067864 | 4.04 MB

This book deals with the classical theory of Nevanlinna on the value distribution of meromorphic functions of one complex variable, based on minimum prerequisites for complex manifolds. The theory was extended to several variables by S. Kobayashi, T. Ochiai, J. Carleson, and P. Griffiths in the early 1970s. K. Kodaira took up this subject in his course at The University of Tokyo in 1973 and gave an introductory account of this development in the context of his final paper, contained in this book. The first three chapters are devoted to holomorphic mappings from C to complex manifolds. In the fourth chapter, holomorphic mappings between higher dimensional manifolds are covered. The book is a valuable treatise on the Nevanlinna theory, of special interests to those who want to understand Kodaira's unique approach to basic questions on complex manifolds.

Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society

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Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society

Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society By Takashi Tsukiura
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 325 Pages | ISBN : 4431565892 | 12.67 MB

This book explores new points of view of human memory in the link among mind, brain, and society. Research of human memory traditionally has been in the field of experimental psychology, and a number of psychological researchers have come upon important findings regarding human memory. They have provided critical theories to explain human memory processes, but this approach is hitting a brick wall.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

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Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science By David Forsyth
English | EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 367 Pages | ISBN : 3319644092 | 6.82 MB

This textbook is aimed at computer science undergraduates late in sophomore or early in junior year, supplying a comprehensive background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, probability, random variables, and statistical methods, including machine learning.

From Body Fuel to Universal Poison: Cultural History of Meat: 1900-The Present

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From Body Fuel to Universal Poison: Cultural History of Meat: 1900-The Present

From Body Fuel to Universal Poison: Cultural History of Meat: 1900-The Present By Francesco Buscemi
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 157 Pages | ISBN : 3319720856 | 3.57 MB

This book explores our changing relationship with meat as food. Half storytelling and half historic work, it analyzes the way in which humans have dealt with the idea of eating animals in the Western world, from 1900 to the present. The story part of the book follows the rise and fall of meat, and illustrates how this type of food has become a problem in a more emotional way.

QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies

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QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies

QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson
English | December 16th, 2017 (2018 Edition) | ASIN: B078BNJJX2, ISBN: 1119397367 | 648 Pages | EPUB | 23.34 MB

The easy way to manage business finances! QuickBooks is known for helping their users effectively handle their financial and business management tasks, and QuickBooks 2018 All-in-One For Dummies is the go-to guide for anyone looking to gain insight into the latest version of the software.

Enacting Values-Based Change: Organization Development in Action

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Enacting Values-Based Change: Organization Development in Action

Enacting Values-Based Change: Organization Development in Action By David W. Jamieson
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 312 Pages | ISBN : 3319695894 | 5.01 MB

This edited volume highlights the use and practice of values in Organization Development (OD). It addresses how those values have changed over time, how they are expressed in OD’s approach to consulting, the process of making value-based decisions, and how to deal with value dilemmas and value conflicts. OD scholars and practitioners will learn about the balance of values in practice, particularly as the business outcomes may overtake positive humanistic concerns given intense pressures to enhance organizational productivity year over year.