Publisher: CUP Archive
Publisher: CUP Archive
Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Literary Collections
View: 4344The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.
Author: F. G. Friedlander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 5389This book gives a rigourous discussion of the local effects of curvature on the behaviour of waves. In the course of this discussion many techniques are developed which are also needed for a study of more general problems, in which the gravitational field itself plays a dynamical role.
Optical Theory and Experiment in the Early Nineteenth Century
Author: Jed Z. Buchwald
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 9811"No one interested in the history of optics, the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century physics, or the general phenomenon of theory change in science can afford to ignore Jed Buchwald's well-structured, highly detailed, and scrupulously researched book. . . . Buchwald's analysis will surely constitute the essential starting point for further work on this important and hitherto relatively neglected episode of theory change."—John Worrall, Isis
Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics
Author: Alyssa Ney,David Albert
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 3097This is a new volume of original essays on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. The essays address questions such as: What fundamental metaphysics is best motivated by quantum mechanics? What is the ontological status of the wave function? What is the nature of the fundamental space (or space-time manifold) of quantum mechanics?
Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 1694The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Blue Light" returns to the realm of science fiction. Errol is awakened by a strange prank caller claiming to be his father, who has been dead for several years. Curious, and not a little unnerved, Errol sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried. What he finds will change his life forever.
Author: Todd Strasser
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 4876This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.
In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Random House
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 7542Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves. These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down. This is a white-knuckle ride with the men who live to catch rogue waves. It zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to super-computer data labs. Find out what happens when nature confronts nature at her most ferocious.
An Egyptian Aftermath
Author: Algernon Blackwood
Publisher: The Floating Press
View: 7982If your idea of the perfect horror story is more about small, spine-chilling details and big ideas, rather than a nonstop parade of grisly gore, you should explore the work of Algernon Blackwood. Set in Egypt, The Wave is an engrossing example of the 'weird' tale that Blackwood helped to pioneer.
Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East
Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht
Publisher: Hoover Press
Category: Political Science
View: 7334Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess democracy's supposed lack of a future in the region.