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Scanning the Century

Scanning the Century

The Penguin Book of the Twentieth Century in Poetry

  • Author: Peter Forbes
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN: 9780140588996
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 596
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A collection of poetry written during the twentieth century, grouped in thirty-nine roughly chronological sections, with brief biographies of featured poets.

Scanning the Hypnoglyph

Scanning the Hypnoglyph

Sleep in Modernist and Postmodern Representation

  • Author: Nathaniel Wallace
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004316213
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 370
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Scanning the Hypnoglyph by Nathaniel Wallace is concerned with the representation of sleep, with emphasis on postmodern verbal art and literature. Theories of subjectivity, narrative, and gender are considered, along with key works relevant for delineating a contemporary genre.

Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

  • Author: Cristina Alvarez Millan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748635483
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Pascual de Gayangos (1809-97) celebrated Spanish Orientalist and polymath, is recognised as the father of the modern school of Arabic studies in Spain. He gave Islamic Spain its own voice, for the first time representing Spain's 'other' from 'within' not from without. This collection, the first major study of Gayangos, celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth.Covering a wide range of subjects, it reflects the multiple fields in which Gayangos was involved: scholarship on the culture of Islamic and Christian Spain; history, literature, art; conservation and preservation of national heritage; formation of archives and collections; education; tourism; diplomacy and politics. Amalgamating and understanding Gayangos's multiple identities, it reinstates his importance for cultural life in nineteenth-century Spain, Britain and North America.It is also argued that Gayangos's scholarly achievements and his influence have a political dimension. His work must be seen in relation to the quest for a national identity which marked the nineteenth century: what was the significance of Spain's Islamic past, and the Imperial Golden Age to the culture of modern Spain? The chapters, informed by post-colonial theory, reception theory and theories of national identity, uncover some of the complexities of the process that shaped Spain's national identity. In the course of this book, Gayangos is shown to be a figure with many facets and several intellectual lives: Arabist, historian, liberal, researcher, editor, numismatist, traveller, translator, diplomat, perhaps a spy, a generous collaborator and one of Spain's greatest bibliophiles.

Scanning the Signs of the Times

Scanning the Signs of the Times

French Dominicans in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Thomas F. O'Meara,Paul Philibert
  • Publisher: ATF Imprint
  • ISBN: 9781922239167
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 152
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The theological and cultural vigor of these seven French Dominicans--Sertillanges, Chenu, Congar, Lebret, Loew, Liege, and Couturier--eventually influenced the entire church through the breakthrough of Vatican II. They read the signs of the times and saw what the Holy Spirit was doing in a changing world. The Catholic Church is more alive because of them.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century

2100

  • Author: Charlie Pedersen
  • Publisher: Turn of the Century 2100
  • ISBN: 1598003291
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 446
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Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist and one of the brightest people on the planet, in apparent frustration, asked Yahoo Answers* in 2006: "In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?" Turn of the Century: 2100 is a novel of thesuspense;science"faction?¿; and contemporary issues genre that takes us around the planet, and across the centuries, drawing us into our tumultuous times; and to what we're all looking for: Answers.You'll be captured by the story, absorbed into the action and suspense, and compelled by the issues. Yes, be disturbed by the realities and convinced by the facts as the CIA, Interpol, and Science join together to battle international criminals and terrorists who are trying to prevent five (5) oracles from the future reaching the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. The science of quantum physics and the power of positive action make us face what must be done to prevent certain global disaster: seize the power of WE (to the power of infinity).Are you starting to be overwhelmed and frightened by our direction as a society? What did you expect? It's a new century and it's our turn; our Turn of the Century. http://READTOC.COM* Yahoo!Answers is an internet service of Yahoo!, inc. Stephan Hawking, professor and author (A brief History of Time, etc) from Cambridge University, England is not affiliated in any way with this novel, reference by public knowledge / news sources.

Scanning the Skies

Scanning the Skies

A History of Tornado Forecasting

  • Author: Marlene Bradford
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806133027
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 220
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Tornadoes, nature's most violent and unpredictable storms, descend from the clouds nearly one thousand times yearly and have claimed eighteen thousand American lives since 1880. However, the U.S. Weather Bureau--fearing public panic and believing tornadoes were too fleeting for meteorologists to predict--forbade the use of the word "tornado" in forecasts until 1938. Scanning the Skies traces the history of today's tornado warning system, a unique program that integrates federal, state, and local governments, privately controlled broadcast media, and individuals. Bradford examines the ways in which the tornado warning system has grown from meager beginnings into a program that protects millions of Americans each year. Although no tornado forecasting program existed before WWII, the needs of the military prompted the development of a severe weather warning system in tornado prone areas. Bradford traces the post-war creation of the Air Force centralized tornado forecasting program and its civilian counterpart at the Weather Bureau. Improvements in communication, especially the increasing popularity of television, allowed the Bureau to expand its warning system further. This book highlights the modern tornado watch system and explains how advancements during the latter half of the twentieth-century--such as computerized data collection and processing systems, Doppler radar, state-of-the-art television weather centers, and an extensive public education program--have resulted in the drastic reduction of tornado fatalities.

The Confession of a Child of the Century

The Confession of a Child of the Century

  • Author: Alfred De Musset
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105257886
  • Category:
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Media and Society Into the 21st Century

Media and Society Into the 21st Century

A Historical Introduction

  • Author: Lyn Gorman,David McLean
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405149353
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 374
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Media and Society into the 21st Centurycaptures the breathtaking revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day. Utilizing historical and comparative perspectives, the volume analyzes the socio-economic contexts in which mass media originated; the institutional forms taken by evolving media; the relationships between media institutions and the state; and the interrelationships between different media. This new edition is updated and expanded to include recent media developments and the continued impact of technological change in an age of globalization. Chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media have been updated and expanded, and a new "Web 2.0" section explores the role of blogging, social networking, user-generated content, and search media in media landscape. Focusing on the development of newspapers, film, radio, television, and the Internet around the world, Media and Society into the 21st Century fills a critical need for students and scholars by offering a historical introduction to the mass media in our time.

Retailing in the 21st Century

Retailing in the 21st Century

Current and Future Trends

  • Author: Manfred Krafft,Murali K. Mantrala
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540720030
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 462
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With crisp and insightful contributions from 47 of the world’s leading experts in various facets of retailing, Retailing in the 21st Century offers in one book a compendium of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge knowledge to guide successful retailing in the new millennium. In our competitive world, retailing is an exciting, complex and critical sector of business in most developed as well as emerging economies. Today, the retailing industry is being buffeted by a number of forces simultaneously, for example the growth of online retailing and the advent of ‘radio frequency identification’ (RFID) technology. Making sense of it all is not easy but of vital importance to retailing practitioners, analysts and policymakers.

Shpol'skii Spectroscopy and Other Site-Selection Methods

Shpol'skii Spectroscopy and Other Site-Selection Methods

Applications in Environmental Analysis, Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Chemical Physics

  • Author: J. W. Hofstraat
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471245087
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 552
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Recent technological breakthroughs, most notably in the field of lasers as well as detection and data processing, have made it possible to apply high-resolution molecular spectroscopy to such areas as environmental science, bioanalysis, and chemical physics. This book describes recent advances and applications of high-resolution molecular spectroscopy in low temperature solid matrices.

Mutation Testing for the New Century

Mutation Testing for the New Century

  • Author: W. Eric Wong
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792373230
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 118
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Extensive research and development has produce mutation tools for languages such as Fortran, Ada, C, and IDL; empirical evaluations comparing mutation with other test adequacy criteria; empirical evidence and theoretical justification for the coupling effect; and techniques for speeding up mutation testing using various types of high performance architectures. Mutation has received the attention of software developers and testers in such diverse areas as network protocols and nuclear simulation. Mutation Testing for the New Century brings together cutting edge research results in mutation testing from a wide range of researchers. This book provides answers to key questions related to mutation and raises questions yet to be answered. It is an excellent resource for researchers, practitioners, and students of software engineering.

Philosophical Instruments

Philosophical Instruments

Minds and Tools at Work

  • Author: Daniel Rothbart
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252031369
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 138
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In Philosophical Instruments Daniel Rothbart argues that our tools are not just neutral intermediaries between humans and the natural world, but are devices that demand new ideas about reality. Just as a hunter's new spear can change their knowledge of the environment, so can the development of modern scientific equipment alter our view of the world. Working at the intersections of science, technology, and philosophy, Rothbart examines the revolution in knowledge brought on by recent advances in scientific instruments. Full of examples from historical and contemporary science, including electron scanning microscopes, sixteenth-century philosophical instruments, and diffraction devices used by biochemical researchers, Rothbart explores the ways in which instrumentation advances a philosophical stance about an instrument's power, an experimenter's skills, and a specimen's properties. Through a close reading of engineering of instruments, he introduces a philosophy from (rather than of) design, contending that philosophical ideas are channeled from design plans to models and from model into the use of the devices.

Century 21TM Jr., Input Technologies and Computer Applications

Century 21TM Jr., Input Technologies and Computer Applications

  • Author: Jack P. Hoggatt,Jon Shank,Karl Barksdale
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111781354
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 640
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Looking for a solution to get your students started in the computer world? This introductory text, CENTURY 21, JR. INPUT TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, 2e is the perfect companion for navigation of computer basics, file management, the Internet, keyboarding, handwriting recognition, speech recognition, tablet PCs, word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, HTML programming, and Web pages. CENTURY 21, JR. provides step-by-step guidance, with engaging activities labeled as Learn, Practice, and Apply. Units are divided into easy-to-manage chapters and projects will help students learn the features of Microsoft Office 2007. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

  • Author: Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101077887
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 400
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Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future takes us through the advances that inexorably result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); in relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and in information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Optimistic and challenging, thought-provoking and engaging, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

St. Leon: a Tale of the Sixteenth Century

St. Leon: a Tale of the Sixteenth Century

  • Author: William Godwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sixteenth century
  • Page: 478
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The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America

The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America

  • Author: Joel Martin,William J. Birnes
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 146682803X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 416
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In this companion volume to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors William J. Birnes and Joel Martin explore today's intellectual and spiritual awakening—one that is challenging traditional belief systems. Birnes and Martin show that, though many governments deny the importance of a spiritual component to national policy, even the most conservative governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal, ghosts, and spirits. From using psychic spying programs to gather intelligence on enemy nations to investigating the use of mind control to impede the abilities of hostile troops, the U.S. government has continuously developed paranormal weapons and tactics alongside their more mundane counterparts. U.S. Presidents from Franklin Pierce through Ronald Reagan regularly relied on the paranormal, using trance mediums, channelers, and astrologists to help plan agendas and travel schedules. The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read—it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new "Fourth Culture" of the twenty-first century. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century

  • Author: Kurt Andersen
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0307785572
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 672
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As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now. From the Hardcover edition.

Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century

Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century

Lessons for the Next Half-century

  • Author: Louis A. Picard,Robert Groelsema,Terry F. Buss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317470397
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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This timely work presents cutting-edge analysis of the problems of U.S. foreign assistance programs - why these problems have not been solved in the past, and how they might be solved in the future. The book focuses primarily on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy as they apply to nation building, governance, and democratization. The expert contributors examine issues currently in play, and also trace the history and evolution of many of these problems over the years. They address policy concerns as well as management and organizational factors as they affect programs and policies. "Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy" includes several chapter-length case studies (on Iraq, Pakistan, Ghana, Haiti, and various countries in Eastern Europe and Africa), but the bulk of the book presents broad coverage of general topics such as foreign aid and security, NGOs and foreign aid, capacity building, and building democracy abroad. Each chapter offers recommendations on how to improve the U.S. system of aid in the context of foreign policy.

Women and Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century: Specific controversies

Women and Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century: Specific controversies

  • Author: Mike Sanders
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415205269
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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This important collection of writings is about and by women connected with social and political movements between 1799-1870. The set features the writings of those who made important contributions to Radicalism, Owenism, Chartism and Feminism, and documents the vast cultural changes brought about by industrialization. Contents include * an extensive collection of writings from 19th century periodicals * selected writings of Frances Wright, a key figure in radical circles in the US and the UK * writings by Frances Morrison, Robert Dale Owen, William Cobbett and William Lovett * J.D. Milne's seminal work "Industrial Employment of Women."