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The Nothing that is

The Nothing that is

A Natural History of Zero

  • Author: Robert Kaplan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195128427
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 225
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The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.

From nothing to a little Chinese

From nothing to a little Chinese

  • Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl,Vera F.; Gonschior Birkenbihl
  • Publisher: MVG Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864151759
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 136
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Sometimes it is good to know something about the history of a book so let me tell you a little about this one. Compare it to a tree. One of its roots lies in my major goal (brain-friendly procedures), meaning: How can we learn, teach and/or communicate in a way which is easy to understand and remember? If the procedures fail to be brain-friendly, people feel confused, frustrated, "stupid". They lose incentive or self-esteem. Once we change to a brainfriendly approach people suddenly seem much more intelligent. Normally, when something does not function properly, we try to find out why and so we improve procedures in many areas. When we look at schools we do the opposite: instead of questioning the method we assume the student having difficulties is at fault. In my teacher trainings I have asked thousands of teachers "what must change for our schools to become better?" and 75% of them put the blame squarely on the students (lazy, uninterested, lacking intelligence), the parents (not enough support of school at home) or the politicians who do not give schools enough money. Only 25% of these teachers clearly realize that the act of TEACHING must change. Please remember that we are talking about teachers who came to a seminar about teaching! Teachers, however, who do not entertain the idea of going to such seminars place even more blame on their students, no matter whether the students are children, teenagers or adults. Thus the question of how we teach languages has been one of the starting points for this book.

Something for Nothing

Something for Nothing

  • Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618159826
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Dog lived in the noisiest part of Bialystok. All day long he heard the hubbub of the nearby marketplace, and all night long he heard the banging and clanging of workmen unloading their goods. When he could take the racket no more, Dog set off for the country to find a quieter place to live. On his first night in his new home, a gang of howling and yowling, hissing and screeching cats terrorize him, destroying his newfound peace and quiet. Inspired by a Jewish folk tale, how Dog outwits the rascally cats makes for a humorous, satisfying story, exuberantly illustrated with stunning jewel-toned paintings reminiscent of Marc Chagall’s. Afterword.

Nothing For UnGood

Nothing For UnGood

Deutsche Seltsamkeiten aus amerikanischer Perspektive

  • Author: John Madison
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 383870598X
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 188
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Deutsche brauchen drei Monate, um eine Party zu planen, sprechen merkwürdiges Oxford-Englisch, das Amerikaner an das schweizerische Rätoromanisch erinnert, haben sechzehn (!)Formen für das englische Wort the und subventionieren die Staus auf Autobahnen mit der Toilettengebühr auf Raststätten. Kann man in einem solchen Land leben? John aus Oklahoma hat es ausprobiert.

Nothing

Nothing

  • Author: Janne Teller,Martin Aitken
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 144244116X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.

Nothing

Nothing

  • Author: Robin Friedman
  • Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0738722332
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 240
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"Sometimes trees can look healthy on the outside, but actually be dying inside. These trees fall unexpectedly during a storm." For high school senior Parker Rabinowitz, anything less than success is a failure. A dropped extracurricular, a C on a calc quiz, a non-Jewish shiksa girlfriend—one misstep, and his meticulously constructed life splinters and collapses. The countdown to HYP (Harvard, Yale, Princeton) has begun, and he will stay focused. That's why he has to keep it a secret. The pocketful of breath mints. The weird smell in the bathroom. He can't tell his achievement-obsessed father. He can't tell his hired college consultant. And he certainly can't tell Julianne, the "vision of hotness" he so desperately wants to love. Only Parker's little sister Danielle seems to notice that he's withering away. But the thunder of praise surrounding Parker and his accomplishments reduces her voice to broken poetry: I can't breathe when my brother's around because I feel smothered, blank and faded

Expect nothing!

Expect nothing!

Die Geschichte einer ungezähmten Frau

  • Author: Uschi Obermaier
  • Publisher: Riemann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641110688
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
  • View: 5358
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Uschi Obermaiers persönlicher Weg zu dauerhafter Freude und Kreativität Wie kaum eine andere Frau spiegelt das erste international erfolgreiche deutsche Top-Model Uschi Obermaier das Lebensgefühl und die Ideale der 68er-Generation. Bis heute steht sie für einen individuellen und befreiten Lebensentwurf, mit dem sie eine erstarrte Gesellschaft aufrüttelte. Nach einer Zeit des Glamours und spannender Reisen auf den Hippie-Trails dieser Welt kam der Zusammenbruch. Wie sie es schaffte, fast mittellos und allein ihr Leben neu zu gestalten, davon berichtet sie in diesem Buch. Expect nothing ist die zugleich abgeklärte, aber auch humorvoll-ironische Kurzformel, mit der sie ihre Lebensphilosophie zusammenfasst und die ihr bis heute eine inspirierende Ausstrahlung und viel Hunger nach Leben verleiht.

Nothing

Nothing

  • Author: Jon Agee
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 465
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When Suzie Gump, the richest lady in town, stops by Otis's sold-out antique shop to buy, he has nothing to sell her but won't sell her nothing, so she decides to buy nothing somewhere else, and the buying craze soon catches on, much to Otis's dismay.

Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing als Komödie

Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing als Komödie

  • Author: Rainer Lengeler
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663018024
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 60
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U2 - Nothing compares

U2 - Nothing compares

Zum 40-jährigen Bestehen der Band

  • Author: Joshua Kay Schaeffer
  • Publisher: neobooks
  • ISBN: 3738085785
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 64
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Ich bin neben meiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit auch selbst Musiker. Im Alter von 5 Jahren lernte ich, Klavier zu spielen und sattelte später auf Keyboard und Kompositionslehre um. Eine Band hat mich oft geprägt, weil ihr Musikstil so unverwechselbar, ihr Sound so bombastisch und ihre Songs so eingehend sind – U2. Das erste Album, was ich von ihnen kennen lernte, war Joshua Tree, und ich stieß darauf, als ich in Kalifornien den Joshua Tree National Park besucht habe. Der markante Baum prangert auch auf dem Cover des Albums. In diesem Buch erzähle ich die Geschichte dieser Ausnahme-Rockband, beleuchte mit zusammen getragenen Informationen nach viel Recherche die Erfolgsstationen und lasse Menschen zu Wort kommen, die den Weg von U2 gekreuzt haben.

Viel Lärm um Nichts / Much Ado About Nothing - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

Viel Lärm um Nichts / Much Ado About Nothing - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026809378
  • Category:
  • Page: 395
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Making Something out of Nothing

Making Something out of Nothing

Der Guide für Frauen, die in ihrem Leben noch etwas reissen wollen

  • Author: Doris Gross
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 374314641X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 216
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Die Flut an Menschen, die bereit sind, alles für ihren Traum stehen und liegen zu lassen, war noch nie größer als im Moment. Viele junge Frauen trauen sich endlich ihre Bedürfnisse nach Selbstbestimmung und Selbstverwirklichung nachzugehen. Sie haben begriffen, dass Zeit in ihrem Leben ein entscheidenden Faktor einnimmt und sie sie zwar nicht anhalten können, aber dafür mit Dingen füllen sollten, die ihr Herz zum Strahlen bringen. Sie wollen sich austoben, kreativ sein, mit eigenen Ideen spielen, neue Trends setzen und für andere Menschen da sein. Sie wollen Bedürfnisse erkennen, sie fokussieren und Problemstellungen lösen. Doch viele stellt diese Bewegung auch vor eine große Herausforderung, denn sie wissen nicht, wie sie ihren Traum vom eigenen Business angehen sollen und leiden zudem auch noch stark unter Selbstzweifeln und Ängsten, die sie vor dem ersten Schritt bewahren. Doris Gross hat ebenfalls Gefallen an diesem Trend gefunden und sich vor ein paar Monaten in ihr eigenes Abenteuer namens Selbstständigkeit gestürzt. Ob sie eine Ahnung hatte, worauf sie sich da einlässt? Nicht so ganz. Ob sie mit ihrer Entscheidung glücklich ist? So glücklich wie noch nie zuvor. Sie gründete ein Online-Magazin für Frauen mit Selbstverwirklichungsdrang und kurzerhand ihren eigenen Verlag. In diesem Buch teilt sie nun ihre Erfahrungen mit jenen Menschen, die auf ihrem eigenen Weg nach Inspiration und Motivation suchen. Das Buch soll ihnen zeigen, dass ihre Persönlichkeit der Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist und die Angst vor dem Versagen nur ein dämlicher Störfaktor.

Zur Quellenfrage von Shakespeares Lustspiel "Much ado about nothing"

Zur Quellenfrage von Shakespeares Lustspiel

  • Author: Fritz Holleck-Weithmann
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5880698394
  • Category: History
  • Page: 92
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Nothing can stay hidden forever: Die Heldenreise in David Lynch's "Lost Highway"

Nothing can stay hidden forever: Die Heldenreise in David Lynch's

  • Author: Annegret Braun
  • Publisher: diplom.de
  • ISBN: 3842876076
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 104
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1, Einleitung – Lynch und der Mythos: In der neunten Klasse hatte David Lynch ein Gespräch, das sein Leben veränderte. ‘I met a guy named Toby Keeler. As we were talking, he said his father was a painter. I thought maybe be might have been a house painter, but further talking got me around to the fact that he was a fine artist.” In der Welt, die Lynch kannte und erlebte, war dies unvorstellbar. Nie zuvor hatte er so etwas gehört. Und als er diese Möglichkeit realisierte, war es für ihn ganz klar – er würde Maler werden. Im Herzen ist Lynch ein Maler, dem bei Gemälden Bewegung und Ton fehlen. Einen wesentlichen Teil der Faszination der Malerei führte er zum Film mit: die unzähligen Möglichkeiten zur Interpretation. So wie auch Bilder von jedem Menschen unterschiedlich interpretiert werden (können), mag Lynch die Vorstellung, dass in jedem einzelnen Versuch Wahrheit steckt. Dies führt zur Unauflösbarkeit seiner Filme, denn sie lassen keine vollständig logische Auflösung zu. ‘Es verstrickt den Zuschauer in ein Verwirrspiel, das dieser nicht gewinnen kann.’ Unendlich viele Lösungen enthalten genausoviel Wahrheit wie keine davon. Nie gibt es genügend Beweise für die eine richtige Interpretation, immer kommt eine komische Sache dazwischen. ‘[T]he clues are all there for a correct interpretation, and [...] in a lot of ways, [Lost Highway is] a straight-ahead story. There are only a few things that are a hair off.’ Um ein unlösbares Verwirrspiel zu kreieren, bedarf es einer Struktur, die ihr Ziel nicht verfehlt. ‘Mystery is good, confusion is bad, and there’s a big difference between the two.’ Der Künstler Lynch entscheidet bewusst über die Essenz, die diese gewünschten Wirkungen in seinen Filmarbeiten ausmachen. ‘Nichts geschieht ohne Grund. Und in meinen Filmen schon gar nicht.’ Ein gewisser Reiz entsteht bei der Suche nach dem Kern der Geschichte. Lynch’s Filme nehmen ihre Faszination auch daher, dass der Zuschauer tiefer und tiefer graben kann, mehr und mehr Wahrheiten erfährt, doch das Mysterium nicht gänzlich aufzulösen vermag. Filmen geht bei Lynch unter die Oberfläche, da er Türen öffnet, die sonst verschlossen bleiben und Räume betritt, die allein in der Vorstellung existieren, ‘aber dort existieren sie wirklich’. Damit bewegt sich Lynch im Bereich jenseits des Bewussten. Er zeigt dem Zuschauer ‘das infantile Unbewußte [...] in [das] wir im Schlaf eintauchen und [das] wir immer in uns tragen. [...]

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439116975
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 304
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Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. The authoritative edition of Much Ado About Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an ebook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Digital Photography for Next to Nothing

Digital Photography for Next to Nothing

Free and Low Cost Hardware and Software to Help You Shoot Like a Pro

  • Author: John Lewell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470970588
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9865
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Take photos like a pro without breaking the bank by using FREE and nearly FREE software and hardware explained in this book. Get professional looking shots from a low-cost camera Save money by building your own lighting rigs, tripods, monopods and stabilisers for next to nothing Learn how to use older lenses on modern digital cameras, and make your own macro lens, lens hoods, flash diffusers, flash concentrators, decorative Bokeh effect lenses and more Use dozens of FREE and low cost photo applications for processing, viewing, cataloguing, editing, creating HDR, and photo stitching Build powerful photography processing and editing suites with free software and plugins that go head to head with expensive tools like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Nothing Broken Nothing Missing

Nothing Broken Nothing Missing

  • Author: Veronica Oby Waddell
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1619967626
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 244
  • View: 548
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This is the story of the struggles of a little girl hurting at a young age, from the losses in her life. She became a woman with pain her heart searching for love in the wrong places. Her search led her to the choices of the wrong men, drugs and abuse. During her journey she became a woman of faith. Because of her faith God stayed by her side. There were many different things during her journey that she was uncomfortable with. She was often misunderstood because of her bold and outspoken voice. She is loved and disliked at the same time. She accomplished many milestones, while going through the fire but nothing stopped her. Read how God orchestrated this young ladies life, she has not stopped moving in the direction God has laid out for her. She is an inspiration to anyone that thinks they can't make it. She is a strong and fearless woman with a true heart for God. With every step she make she picks up momentum and strength. Veronica was born and raised on the south side of Chicago by her grandmother. After many troublesome days and the use of drugs, God allowed Veronica to rise higher than she ever thought she would. She obtained from Trinity International University, a Bachelor's in Christian Ministry. She obtained a Masters Arts of Urban Ministry and a Masters Arts of Christian Studies. She is a licensed and ordained minister. She received her certification to become a chaplain. She is a poet, recorded her first CD of poetry in 2005. She is a former talk show host, and a guest radio show host. Through all she's been through she feels there could be brokenness and many things missing. God allowed her to walk through with nothing broken, nothing missing.

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Frank Close
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191574643
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, via the theories of Newton and Einstein, to our very latest discoveries and why they can tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos. Frank Close tells the story of how scientists have explored the elusive void, and the rich discoveries that they have made there. He takes the reader on a lively and accessible history through ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research. He describes how scientists discovered that the vacuum is filled with fields; how Newton, Mach, and Einstein grappled with the nature of space and time; and how the mysterious 'aether' that was long ago supposed to permeate the void may now be making a comeback with the latest research into the 'Higgs field'. We now know that the vacuum is far from being empty - it seethes with virtual particles and antiparticles that erupt spontaneously into being, and it also may contain hidden dimensions that we were previously unaware of. These new discoveries may provide answers to some of cosmology's most fundamental questions: what lies outside the universe, and, if there was once nothing, then how did the universe begin? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Book Of Nothing

The Book Of Nothing

  • Author: John D. Barrow
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407072684
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 400
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From the zeros of the mathematician to the void of the philosophers, from Shakespeare to the empty set, from the ether to the quantum vacuum, from being and nothingness to creatio ex nihilo, there is much ado about nothing at the heart of things. Recent exciting discoveries in astronomy are shown to shed new light on the nature of the vacuum and its dramatic effect upon the explanation of the Universe. This remarkable book ranges over every nook and cranny of nothingness to reveal how the human mind has had to make something of nothing in every field of human enquiry.

Thanks For Nothing

Thanks For Nothing

  • Author: Jack Dee
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409081435
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Comedian Jack Dee's hilarious account of how he became quite such a miserable git and a stand up comedian. 'A brilliant book. So funny. It's my bible' Paul O'Grady In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack Dee finally reveals what turned a once optimistic young man into this grumpy middle-aged git. It's a journey that takes him from a first gig as a ventriloquist's dummy, to working in an artificial leg factory and delivering incontinence pads for the NHS, before he finally ends up on stage at the Comedy Store. Along the way, Jack shares his laugh-out-loud views on everything from the 'overrated moon landing' to boutique hotels, personal trainers and 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'. Outrageous, absurd, and full of surprises, this is Jack Dee at his funniest.