The Dot and the Line

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The Dot and the Line

The Dot and the Line

A Romance on Lower Mathematics

  • Author: Norton Juster
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780394733524
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 62
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A mathematically oriented romantic fable about the eternal triangle, in this case a straight line who is hopelessly in love with a dot who in turn loves a squiggle

Story and Discourse

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Story and Discourse

Story and Discourse

Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film

  • Author: Seymour Benjamin Chatman
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801491863
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 277
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This book is the first comprehensive approach in English to a general theory of narrative, both in verbal and in visual media. The primary question to which Professor Chatman addresses himself is what narrative is in itself. Following such French structuralists as Roland Barthes, Tzvetan Todorov, and Gerard Genette, he posits a what and a way. "The what of narrative," he says, "I call its 'story'; the way, I call its 'discourse.'" Liberally illustrating his concepts with discussions of particular novels and films, he effects a synthesis of the latest Continental critical thinking about narrative and the Anglo-American tradition exemplified by Henry James, Percy Lubbock, Wayne Booth, and others. A judicious and well-informed book, Story and Discourse should become a standard guide to narrative and to modern thinking about narrative.

English in Use (Fourth Year)

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English in Use (Fourth Year)

English in Use (Fourth Year)

  • Author: Randolph Quirk
  • Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9789712310508
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 262
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Geometry: The Line and the Circle

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Geometry: The Line and the Circle

Geometry: The Line and the Circle

  • Author: Maureen T. Carroll,Elyn Rykken
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 1470448432
  • Category: Geometry
  • Page: 480
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Geometry: The Line and the Circle is an undergraduate text with a strong narrative that is written at the appropriate level of rigor for an upper-level survey or axiomatic course in geometry. Starting with Euclid's Elements, the book connects topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry in an intentional and meaningful way, with historical context. The line and the circle are the principal characters driving the narrative. In every geometry considered—which include spherical, hyperbolic, and taxicab, as well as finite affine and projective geometries—these two objects are analyzed and highlighted. Along the way, the reader contemplates fundamental questions such as: What is a straight line? What does parallel mean? What is distance? What is area? There is a strong focus on axiomatic structures throughout the text. While Euclid is a constant inspiration and the Elements is repeatedly revisited with substantial coverage of Books I, II, III, IV, and VI, non-Euclidean geometries are introduced very early to give the reader perspective on questions of axiomatics. Rounding out the thorough coverage of axiomatics are concluding chapters on transformations and constructibility. The book is compulsively readable with great attention paid to the historical narrative and hundreds of attractive problems.

American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era

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American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era

American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era

A Study of Social Commentary in Films and Television Programs, 1961–1973

  • Author: Christopher P. Lehman
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451424
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 231
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In the first four years of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1961–64), Hollywood did not dramatize the current military conflict but rather romanticized earlier ones. Cartoons reflected only previous trends in U.S. culture, and animators comically but patriotically remembered the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and both World Wars. In the early years of military escalation in Vietnam, Hollywood was simply not ready to illustrate America’s contemporary radicalism and race relations in live-action or animated films. But this trend changed when US participation dramatically increased between 1965 and 1968. In the year of the Tet Offensive and the killings of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert Kennedy, the violence of the Vietnam War era caught up with animators. This book discusses the evolution of U.S. animation from militaristic and violent to liberal and pacifist and the role of the Vietnam War in this development. The book chronologically documents theatrical and television cartoon studios’ changing responses to U.S. participation in the Vietnam War between 1961 and 1973, using as evidence the array of artistic commentary about the federal government, the armed forces, the draft, peace negotiations, the counterculture movement, racial issues, and pacifism produced during this period. The study further reveals the extent to which cartoon violence served as a barometer of national sentiment on Vietnam. When many Americans supported the war in the 1960s, scenes of bombings and gunfire were prevalent in animated films. As Americans began to favor withdrawal, militaristic images disappeared from the cartoon. Soon animated cartoons would serve as enlightening artifacts of Vietnam War-era ideology. In addition to the assessment of primary film materials, this book draws upon interviews with people involved in the production Vietnam-era films. Film critics responding in their newspaper columns to the era’s innovative cartoon sociopolitical commentary also serve as invaluable references. Three informative appendices contribute to the work.

Memoirs

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Memoirs

Memoirs

  • Author: Royal Astronomical Society
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud

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Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud

Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud

  • Author: Richard Rodger
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118203356
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 552
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Learn how to build apps for mobile devices on Cloud platforms The marketplace for apps is ever expanding, increasing the potential to make money. With this guide, you'll learn how to build cross-platform applications for mobile devices that are supported by the power of Cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services. An introduction to Cloud-based applications explains how to use HTML5 to create cross-platform mobile apps and then use Cloud services to enhance those apps. You'll learn how to build your first app with HTML5 and set it up in the Cloud, while also discovering how to use jQuery to your advantage. Highlights the skills and knowledge you need to create successful apps for mobile devices with HTML5 Takes you through the steps for building web applications for the iPhone and Android Details how to enhance your app through faster launching, touch vs. click, storage capabilities, and a cache Looks at how best to use JSON, FourSquare, jQuery, AJAX, and more Shares tips for creating hybrid apps that run natively If you're interested in having your application be one of the 200,000+ apps featured in the iPhone store or the 50,000+ in the Android store, then you need this book.

Regular Expressions Cookbook

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Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Detailed Solutions in Eight Programming Languages

  • Author: Jan Goyvaerts,Steven Levithan
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449327486
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 612
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Take the guesswork out of using regular expressions. With more than 140 practical recipes, this cookbook provides everything you need to solve a wide range of real-world problems. Novices will learn basic skills and tools, and programmers and experienced users will find a wealth of detail. Each recipe provides samples you can use right away. This revised edition covers the regular expression flavors used by C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. You’ll learn powerful new tricks, avoid flavor-specific gotchas, and save valuable time with this huge library of practical solutions. Learn regular expressions basics through a detailed tutorial Use code listings to implement regular expressions with your language of choice Understand how regular expressions differ from language to language Handle common user input with recipes for validation and formatting Find and manipulate words, special characters, and lines of text Detect integers, floating-point numbers, and other numerical formats Parse source code and process log files Use regular expressions in URLs, paths, and IP addresses Manipulate HTML, XML, and data exchange formats Discover little-known regular expression tricks and techniques

The Law of Rewards

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The Law of Rewards

The Law of Rewards

Giving what you can't keep to gain what you can't lose.

  • Author: Randy Alcorn
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414371446
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 160
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Randy Alcorn, best-selling author of The Treasure Principle, makes a clear, compelling case for an underemphasized scriptural principle: that believers will receive differing rewards in heaven depending on their actions and choices here on earth. Taken mainly from excerpts of Money, Possessions, and Eternity, The Law of Rewards shows how our faith determines our eternal destination but our behavior determines our eternal rewards. The Law of Rewards is published in association with Generous Giving, Inc., a ministry of The Maclellan Foundation, which offers practical tools and events designed to transform hearts and minds for revolutionary generosity.