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Download The Mermaid and the Partridge. Essays from the Copenhagen by George J. Brooke, Jesper Høgenhaven (eds.) PDF

By George J. Brooke, Jesper Høgenhaven (eds.)

For a few years a venture has been below approach to perform a thoroughgoing revision of quantity V within the sequence Discoveries within the Judaean barren region (of Jordan). The workforce of students liable for the recent version - together with many that have written monographs or wide reports at the respective manuscripts for which they've got now assumed accountability - was once invited via the dept of Biblical Exegesis of the college of Theology on the college of Copenhagen to fulfill in Copenhagen in June 2009. The convention provided the chance for the presentation of a few operating papers on subject matters that have been of specific problem to the person individuals to the revision. the current quantity represents the continuing paintings at the version, and displays the advance in methods and viewpoints because the texts have been first released (1968) in addition to very important facets of the current Qumran scholarship.

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Download Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: SETI Past, by H. Paul Shuch PDF

By H. Paul Shuch

This ebook is a set of essays written through the very scientists and engineers who've led, and proceed to steer, the clinical quest referred to as SETI, the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence. Divided into 3 components, the 1st part, ‘The Spirit of SETI Past’, written through the surviving pioneers of this then rising self-discipline, studies the most important tasks undertaken throughout the first 50 years of SETI technology and the result of that research.

In the second one part, ‘The Spirit of SETI Present’, the present-day technological know-how and expertise is mentioned intimately, delivering the technical history to modern SETI tools, experiments, and analytical thoughts, together with the processing of the bought signs to extract capability alien communications.

In the 3rd and ultimate part, ‘The Spirit of SETI Future’, the e-book seems to be forward to the potential instructions that SETI will take up the following 50 years, addressing such vital subject matters as interstellar message building, the hazards and assumptions of interstellar communications, once we may perhaps make touch, what extraterrestrial beings could seem like and what's more likely to ensue within the aftermath of this sort of touch.

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Download Essays on the History of Mechanics: In Memory of Clifford by Jacques Heyman (auth.), Antonio Becchi, Massimo Corradi, PDF

By Jacques Heyman (auth.), Antonio Becchi, Massimo Corradi, Federico Foce, Orietta Pedemonte (eds.)

The historical past of mechanics, and extra fairly, the background of mechanics utilized to buildings, constitutes a box of study that's really fresh. This quantity, including the hot ebook "Towards a historical past of Construction", is meant as an homage to the 2 eminent students who made a determinant contribution to the background of mechanics: Edoardo Benvenuto and Clifford Truesdell.

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Download Essays on the Future: In Honor of Nick Metropolis by Harold Agnew (auth.), Siegfried S. Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota PDF

By Harold Agnew (auth.), Siegfried S. Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota (eds.)

This assortment represents a special project in medical publishing to honor Nick city. Nick used to be the final survivor of the realm struggle II big apple undertaking in Los Alamos, and used to be a huge member of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory till his dying in October, 1999. during this quantity, a few of the prime scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays regarding their respective disciplines, exploring quite a few features of destiny advancements in technological know-how and society, philosophy, nationwide defense, nuclear strength, natural and utilized arithmetic, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and knowledge science.

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Download I Still Have It . . . I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: by Rita Rudner PDF

By Rita Rudner

Whereas there are those that truly include aging (although we confess to not be aware of any) so much try and deny it. Rita Rudner isn't any exception. whilst she reached 50, she could not even undergo to confess it: "It was once more well-off getting fun and telling humans i used to be filthy than having to claim the notice fffiffffty," she writes. In her hysterically dead-on publication I nonetheless Have It...I simply cannot keep in mind the place I positioned It, she relates her absurd adventures as a lady of a definite age navigating the unusual and terrifyingly humorous global of "near-sighted insights."

In chapters resembling "Artificially Hip"; "Older Than Springtime, more youthful Than Angela Lansbury"; "I will not web publication, do not Ask Me"; and "The benefit of Vintage," Rudner tackles physique concerns, type, and know-how, and appears on the wonders and surprises of lifestyles at the darkish facet of fifty. So wear your bifocals and prepare to giggle. simply don’t blame Rita in case your chortle traces develop into visibly deeper.

"Sexy deadpan is comic Rita Rudner's trademark variety, by no means extra in facts than in I nonetheless Have It ... i simply can't take note the place I placed It ... natural vaudeville, a kick at any age."—O, The Oprah Magazine

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Download The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt PDF

By Tony Judt

ultimate reflections on a contented life-from acclaimed historian Tony Judt.

Tony Judt's The reminiscence Chalet is a memoir not like the other. every one essay brings the smallest info of private event into the bigger body of background. Judt's younger love of a London bus path turns into a mirrored image on public civility. foodstuff and trains and scents all come alive as Judt takes us from the postwar London of his youth via Paris, Prague, and issues east to ny, the place he stumbled on his domestic. Judt brings his ethical readability and wit to endure on every thing from quickly automobiles to radical politics and, eventually, the devastating sickness that took his lifestyles. This e-book, composed while Judt used to be paralyzed and not able bodily to write down, discovered its form within the ordered rooms of a Swiss Chalet of the brain: a hot safe haven within the ultimate darkness of his ultimate years.

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Download The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser PDF

By Margaret Visser

The writer of the cherished Much is dependent upon Dinner turns her acute eye and irresistable wit from the meals we devour to the best way we consume them. The Rituals of Dinner explores our revealing, vibrant, and complicated international on the desk, illuminating the unfold with examples from formal dinners to picnics, from cannibalism to the Eucharist, and from the elegant to the ridiculous--depending on the place you take a seat.

When we consume jointly, we carry our tradition with us. all through heritage, desk manners were a technique of domesticating many of the wilder features of human behaviour. In displaying us why we act as we do, Margaret Visser presents perception into how we deal with that mightiest of necessities--dining--and its such a lot effective symbols.

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Download At play in the fields of consciousness: essays in honor of by Jefferson A. Singer, Peter Salovey PDF

By Jefferson A. Singer, Peter Salovey

The first function of this e-book is to supply a state of the art examine the research of attention, that is in the course of a good renaissance. whereas honoring Jerome Singer's striking occupation in psychology, this quantity demonstrates the wide and integrative impact the research of awareness is having throughout various subdisciplines of psychology--experimental, character, developmental, social, and medical. The members to this quantity signify either pioneers within the examine of cognizance and modern researchers whose paintings has within the spirit in their predecessors' seminal paintings. This booklet will function a landmark end-of-the-century assertion approximately psychology's figuring out of the function of recognition in affective and cognitive tactics, the advance of mind's eye in kids, and its program to the perform of psychotherapy.

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