Puberty in Teaching


Author: Michael Krebber

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: 9783865604873

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 6329

Essay by Helmut Draxler. Foreword by Matthias Herrmann.

Memorialization in Germany since 1945


Author: B. Niven,C. Paver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230248500

Category: History

Page: 421

View: 2183

Difficult Pasts provides a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary Germany's rich memorial landscape. It discusses the many memorials to German losses during the Second World War, to the victims of National Socialism and to those of GDR socialism. With up-to-date coverage of many less well-known memorials as well as the most publicised ones.

Multi-verb Constructions

A View from the Americas


Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald,Pieter Muysken,Joshua Birchall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004194525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 9125

This book surveys multi-verb constructions in multiple languages from the Americas, showing a very rich tapestry of typologically unusual constructions, including serial verbs, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs. Where possible, a diachronic perspectrive is offered.

Beg to Differ

The Logic of Disputes and Argumentation


Author: Joseph Agassi,Abraham Meidan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319333070

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

View: 9623

This book aims to familiarize readers in a very simple and easy manner the rules and proper procedures of rational debate. It will help reduce the frustration that many experience when engaging in debates. The proper conduct of debate is both fun and mentally stimulating, and we trust that implementing the rules of debate outlined in this book will help you and your friends increase your ability to learn, improve and engage in rational and intellectual debates.

Perception and Cognition in Language and Culture


Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald,Anne Storch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004233679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 7842

Every language has a way of talking about seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. This can be done through lexical means, and through grammatical evidentials. The studies presented here focus on the experssions of perception and cognition in languages of Africa, Oceania, and South America.

Possession and Ownership


Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald,R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199660220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

View: 8014

Linguists and anthropologists explore the intriguing variety of possessive phrases denoting ownership of property, whole-part relations (such as body and plant parts), and blood and affinal kinship relations across a wide range of languages. Like others in the series this pioneering book will be equally valued in linguistics and anthropology.



Author: Günter Grass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571216512

Category: War stories

Page: 234

View: 1188

From Books Cover: Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now. In this new novel Grass examines a subject that has long been taboo - the suffering of Germans during World War II. It is the story of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship turned refugee carrier, by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people, most of them women and children fleeing from the advancing Red Army went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Grass's narrator is one of the few survivors, a middle-aged journalist who live in Berlin. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke tries to piece together the tragic events. While his mother Tulla sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been more normal, less touched by the past. For his teenage son Konrad, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corner of the internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime agony.

The Very Idea of Modern Science

Francis Bacon and Robert Boyle


Author: joseph agassi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400753519

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 6938

This book is a study of the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science. It describes the ideology of the amateur scientific societies as the philosophy of the Enlightenment Movement and their social structure and the way they made modern science such a magnificent institution. It also shows what was missing in the scientific organization of science and why it gave way to professional science in stages. In particular the book studies the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon and of the Hon. Robert Boyle to the rise of modern science. The philosophy of induction is notoriously problematic, yet its great asset is that it expressed the view of the Enlightenment Movement about science. This explains the ambivalence that we still exhibit towards Sir Francis Bacon whose radicalism and vision of pure and applied science still a major aspect of the fabric of society. Finally, the book discusses Boyle’s philosophy, his agreement with and dissent from Bacon and the way he single-handedly trained a crowd of poorly educated English aristocrats and rendered them into an army of able amateur researchers.

The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria

Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju


Author: Saheed Aderinto,Paul Osifodunrin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443847127

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 3785

This festschrift in honor of Professor Ayodeji Olukoju, one of Nigeria’s brightest historians, brings together scholarship representative of the third wave of historical scholarship on Nigeria. Olukoju, a pioneering historian of Nigerian maritime history, also produced significant revisionist scholarship in the areas of economic, urban, and infrastructure history. The contributions in this volume epitomize the groundbreaking directions of his career; they are marked by a search for new explanations and venture into uncharted terrain in Nigerian history. Aside from its critical engagement of Olukoju’s impressive scholarship, this volume presents chapters on such underresearched aspects of Nigerian history as sexuality, children and youth, crime, memory, and HIV/AIDS. It offers historical explanations of a host of development challenges confronting Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, and resilient reinterpretations of the place of history in nation building. The contributors, pioneering experts in their various subfields, bring their research and teaching experience to the fore and deploy neglected data as they unfold topics that shed light on Nigeria, its peoples, and cultures. They show that history, both as a daily practice and as an academic endeavor, remains vital as Africans seek solutions to the continent’s critical development challenges.

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures


Author: Rolf Katzenbach,Steffen Leppla,Deepankar Choudhury

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498744788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 7286

The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.

Languages of the Amazon


Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199593566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

View: 5504

The first guide to Amazonia's over 300 languages compares their features, sets out their characteristics, and describes the cultures of those who speak them. Clearly written and brought vividly to life with anecdotes from the author's fieldwork, this is both an essential reference and an accessible introduction for linguistics and anthropologists.

Language at Large

Essays on Syntax and Semantics


Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald,R.M.W. Dixon

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 606

View: 4072

The volume brings together important essays on syntax and semantics by Aikhenvald and Dixon. It focusses on topics in linguistic typology, the analysis of previously undescribed languages and issues in the grammar and lexicography of English.

Beyond Religious Tolerance

Muslim, Christian and Traditionalist Encounters in an African Town


Author: Insa Nolte,Olukoya Ogen,Rebecca Jones

Publisher: Religion in Transforming Africa

ISBN: 9781847011534

Category: Africa

Page: 318

View: 7284

Religion has become an increasingly important factor of personal and group identification. Based on an African case study, this book calls for new ways of thinking about diversity that go "beyond religious tolerance". Focusing on the predominantly Muslim Yoruba town of Ede, the authors challenge the assumption that religious difference automatically leads to conflict: in south-west Nigeria, Muslims, Christians and traditionalists have co-existed largely peacefully since the early twentieth century



Author: Christopher Wool

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935567961

Category: Artists' books

Page: 226

View: 7967

This artist's book comprises photographs Christopher Wool made between 2008 and 2017 in the surroundings of Marfa in West Texas. Pictures of found situations: of backyard debris and improvised storage solutions, stray animals and strange constructions that once must have made sense but now appear undecipherable. Things set adrift and excerpts from the landscape that appear almost like sculpture for the split second of the open lens.