Drawbridge Up

Mathematics--A Cultural Anathema


Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press


Category: Mathematics

Page: 48

View: 3793

This bilingual (German/English) edition of the talk given at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, 1998, with illustrations by K. H. Hofmann and an introduction by David Mumford, discusses the role of mathematics within our culture.

Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build


Author: Jeanie Stiles

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423608066

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 2675

Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build.

We Count, We Matter

Voice, Choice and the Death of Distance


Author: Christopher Steed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351394150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 7410

This book examines the meaning of Brexit, the election of Trump and the rising tide of populist revolt on the right amidst the collapse of the left. Exploring the reaction against the establishment or ‘the system’, the author contends that we are witnessing a new divide between those who wish to see an interconnected world and those who seek distance: as transport and technology shrink the world, we witness a backlash that favours protectionism and opposes immigration. Distance is the new frontier: for some, remote players are rejected in favour of identities closer to home. This divide plays out in relation to the notion of ‘face’, as individuals react to ‘faceless’ organisations and processes such as globalisation and automation, responding to a sense of alienation on social media and developing a conception of themselves as networked individuals. Thus, we move towards a type of society characterised not by honour and dishonour, or right and wrong, but by voice and choice. A fascinating and very accessible analysis of the divisions and transformations that have come to dominate the contemporary landscape, this book will appeal to political leaders and social scientists with interests in globalisation, social movements and social theory.

Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Flora the Dress-Up Fairy


Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545359678

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3526

Rachel and Kirsty have been invited to a magnificent costume ball ---- but will it be ruined by Jack Frost and his wicked goblins? This is our tenth Rainbow Magic Special Edition. Dress-up drama! Kirsty's cousin is throwing a fancy costume ball in a castle -- and Kirsty and Rachel are invited! It should be just like a fairy tale. But Jack Frost is planning his own chaotic costume party. If his goblins snag Flora the Dress-Up Fairy's three magical objects, the girls' costume ball will be a royal disaster! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Flora save the day . . . and the party? Find the enchanted objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, and help save the dress-up magic!



Author: Peter Thompson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326760831

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 3714

The fight against a parasitic invader on Earth would take Marcus Cobb into space only to find that other worlds were also fighting a war of attrition against this invader of worlds. Worlds that were further advanced than his own. Marcus Cobb was found to have a mind that could fight the Lowi menace, his mind being so strong that he wouldn't succumb to their mind control. He was to join a task force for the united nations of sentient beings, a force dedicated to fighting this Lowi invader, and so his life would change beyond recognition, so much so that he could never return to earth.

Dancing With Jesus

Warning: Not Politically Correct


Author: Doug Curnayn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723444

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 5748

This book explores subjects like faith, works, politics, evolution, creation, racism, abortion, sexual, drug, and alcohol addiction, charismatic and traditional beliefs, miracles, why believe the Bible, does God exist, the carnal man, the Christian man, the rise of militant homosexuals, what was the Beginning, and does God send people to hell who don't have Jesus in their heart even if they never heard of Him? "Dancing with Jesus" by Doug Curnayn will show you new ways of thinking that you may not have considered before. It just may cause you to realize that you re not a real Christian, but only a religious person who thinks you are one. It could show you the way to the salvation of your eternal soul. You owe it to yourself to check it out. Don't pretend your way to hell. Be sure of your salvation. It's the most important thing you will ever do. Even if you don't need this book, go ahead and buy it, and give it to someone who does need it.

Apartment Model Trains

Two Examples


Author: Mike J. Scheerens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479746452

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8788

The whole point of this book is simply to show another approach to doing Model Trains. Instead of a board with an oval and few switch tracks, you can do much larger while taking up less space. And you can create and not be limited. My model trains mostly sat in boxes until I did what I showed in this book. And the hobby was then no longer a toy and a lot more fun after that, and I am never going back. Thank you for reading, Mike J. Scheerens

Orphan Quest

A Tale from the Planet of Legends


Author: KE Milrona

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332480

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 1803

Coerced by the enigmatic Rum Lin, Jason must find a way to triumph over an ancient evil. To do this, he must find seven objects and reform the White Dragon of Ages Past. Jasons only hope of returning home is to keep his true identity secret. Even from his companions: Razen, a stalwart soldier with a penchant for languages; the silent Kinet, a young Daryndel; and Flipp, a sharp-tongued redhead, whos secretive past captures Jasons heart. This epic tale takes place on Planet of Legends, a magical world unlike ours yet with echoes of familiarity riddled throughout its vibrant land. Look for the continuation of this saga in DOT (December 2011).

From Sea to Shining Sea

A Novel


Author: James Alexander Thom

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307763129

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 7525

"Splendid...Thom tells the story with humor and eloquence, and a thumping good tale it is, too." THE WASHINGTON POST In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.