The Periodic Table

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Author: Primo Levi,Raymond Rosenthal

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780141185149

Category: Authors, Italian

Page: 194

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In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training, takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argon - and 'inert' relatives like the uncle who stayed in bed for twenty-two years - to life-giving car bon. 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz, while 'Vanadium' describes an eerie post-war correspondence with the man who had been his 'boss' there.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Here, There and Everywhere

Belonging, Identity and Equality in Schools

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Author: Robin Richardson

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 9781858563435

Category: Education

Page: 99

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At the heart of this book is an exploration of each subject or curriculum area--the general principles, notes on practice and opportunities, and questions for review and development. Students at a rural secondary school set up a Web site in collaboration with students at a multiethnic school some 25 miles away. They wanted to explore differences and similarities between their schools and to share reports and reflections about the projects they were doing jointly. They called the site Here, There and Everywhere, after the Beatles' song. The title also captures the spirit and concerns of this handbook exploring how schools can combat racism and how issues of belonging, identity, and equality can be here, there, and everywhere in every school. A piece of forum theatre, Sticks, Stones and Macpherson, introduces the book. The overarching themes and big ideas that should permeate every curriculum subject and all aspects of the hidden curriculum in the school are discussed. The discussions and examples are consistent with, but frequently go further than, statutory requirements and expectations. Training exercises and materials for staff discussion provide guidance on dealing with racist incidents and, finally, threads from the book are drawn together to support the creation and development of formal school policies. The book draws extensively on work developed in Derbyshire. It has been compiled and edited for Derbyshire Advisory and Inspection Service by Robin Richardson, a director of the Insted consultancy. He and Insted colleague Angela Wood are the authors of The Achievement of British Pakistani Learners.

Magic Universe

A Grand Tour of Modern Science

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Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191622354

Category: Science

Page: 768

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This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, from transgenic crops to quantum tangles. Written by one of the most experienced and well-known names in science writing, it is also assuredly reliable science. Although arranged for convenience and quick reference as a collection of topics in alphabetical order, it is very different from any conventional encyclopedia. Each topic tells a story, making the book eminently browsable. Packed with information, yet carrying its immense learning lightly, this is a book that would appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in how the world works.

The Survivor

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Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024133943X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'Back, away from here, drowned people, go. I haven't stolen anyone's place' A selection of poetry from the author of If this is a Man and The Periodic Table. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Zen und die Kunst des CSS-Designs

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Author: Dave Shea,Molly E. Holzschlag

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827327437

Category: Cascading style sheets

Page: 368

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Romanische Sprachwissenschaft

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Author: Christoph Gabriel,Trudel Meisenburg

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825228972

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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Dieses Buch bietet eine auf das Wesentliche konzentrierte Grundlage für Einführungskurse in die romanische Sprachwissenschaft sowie für Einführungen in die Sprachwissenschaft des Französischen, Italienischen oder Spanischen im Rahmen des Lehramtsstudiums. Es liefert gesichertes Basiswissen zu allen Bereichen der Sprachwissenschaft. - für alle romanistischen Studiengänge - didaktischer Aufbau - kompakte Lernmodule - Merksätze, Definitionen und Boxen erleichtern das Lernen - Prüfungsfragen fördern das Verständnis - ideal für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Haupt- und Nebenfach

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente

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Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850030

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

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Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199216802

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 419

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A rich and vibrant multi-disciplinary anthology that celebrates the finest writing by scientists captures the poetry and excitement of scientific thought and discovery, in pieces by Stephen Pinker, Albert Einstein, Stephen Jay Gould, Julian Huxley, Loren Eiseley, Rachel Carson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson, and many other notables.

Primo Levi

A Life

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Author: Ian Thomson

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466866063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism. Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi's youth--the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years--as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi's later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life--between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic. Praised in Britain as "the best sort of history" and "a model of its kind," Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves.

Grashalme

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Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026808738

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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Forschungen eines Hundes

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Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734744784

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

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"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.

Anatomien

Kulturgeschichten vom menschlichen Körper

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Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446436391

Category: Science

Page: 358

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Unser Körper: Wir sprechen ständig über ihn. Er inspiriert uns zu großer Kunst, er beschäftigt die Wissenschaft, und die spannendsten Geschichten drehen sich um ihn. Er ist der Quell aller Vergnügungen. Doch erst wenn wir krank werden, wird uns das komplizierte Gebilde aus Fleisch, Knochen und Flüssigkeiten wirklich bewusst. Auf der Suche nach Kulturgeschichten vom Körper begibt sich Hugh Aldersey-Williams auf einen Streifzug durch Naturwissenschaft, Kunst, Literatur und Alltag. Das Buch des Bestsellerautors aus Großbritannien ist eine Schatzkammer überraschender Fakten und Anekdoten – über die Physiologie der Engel, elektrische Knochen und den wahren Sitz der Seele: in der Leber.

Die Welt der Elemente - die Elemente der Welt

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Author: Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527317899

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 111

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Übersicht über die natürlichen und synthetischen Elemente bis zur Ordnungszahl 103. Für naturwissenschaftlich interessierte Leser und Schüler ab Sek I.

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The International Review of Graphic Design

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Graphic arts

Page: N.A

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