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Seduced by Logic

Seduced by Logic

?milie Du Ch?telet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution

  • Author: Robyn Arianrhod
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199986924
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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Newton's explanation of the natural law of universal gravity shattered the way mankind perceived the universe, and hence it was not immediately embraced. After all, how can anyone warm to a force that cannot be seen or touched? But for two women, separated by time and space but joined in their passion for Newtonian physics, the intellectual power of that force drove them to great achievements. Brilliant, determined, and almost entirely self-taught, they dedicated their lives to explaining and disseminating Newton's discoveries. Robyn Arianrhod's Seduced by Logic tells the story of Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville, who, despite living a century apart, were connected by their love for mathematics and their places at the heart of the most advanced scientific society of their age. When Newton published his revolutionary theory of gravity, in his monumental Principia of 1687, most of his Continental peers rejected it for its reliance on physical observation and mathematical insight instead of religious or metaphysical hypotheses. But the brilliant French aristocrat and intellectual Emilie du Chatelet and some of her early eighteenth-century Enlightenment colleagues--including her lover, Voltaire--realized the Principia had changed everything, marking the beginning of theoretical science as a predictive, quantitative, and secular discipline. Emilie devoted herself to furthering Newton's ideas in France, and her translation of the Principia is still the accepted French version of this groundbreaking work. Almost a century later, in Scotland, Mary Somerville taught herself mathematics and rose from genteel poverty to become a world authority on Newtonian physics. She was f?ted by the famous French Newtonian, Pierre Simon Laplace, whose six-volume Celestial Mechanics was considered the greatest intellectual achievement since the Principia. Laplace's work was the basis of Mary's first book, Mechanism of the Heavens; it is a bittersweet irony that this book, written by a woman denied entry to university because of her gender, remained an advanced university astronomy text for the next century. Combining biography, history, and popular science, Seduced by Logic not only reveals the fascinating story of two incredibly talented women, but also brings to life a period of dramatic political and scientific change. With lucidity and skill, Arianrhod explains the science behind the story, and explores - through the lives of her protagonists - the intimate links between the unfolding Newtonian revolution and the development of intellectual and political liberty.

Seduced by Blood

Seduced by Blood

  • Author: Laurie London
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 145923457X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors… Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface—a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side—and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both….

Seduced by Success

Seduced by Success

No Longer Addicted to Pills, Performance and Praise

  • Author: Ann Anderson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418559504
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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She won our hearts when she told us she was out to change the world. But Ann Kiemel Anderson discovered that success can be addictive, and soon she found that the world had changed her. Ann's first book in five years, Seduced By Success chronicles two major battles in her life: combating an addiction to the praise of others and overcoming an addiction to pain medication for a chronic illness. Drug-free for the last two years, Ann now shares heart-to-heart with her readers, saying, "I no longer want power and glory. God has given me a second chance to be used by Him. With quiet joy, I prepare to write something beautiful for God."

Seduced by the CEO

Seduced by the CEO

  • Author: Barbara Dunlop
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460382765
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Falling for the CEO is a minefield of secrets in this tale from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop Born on the wrong side of the bed, Riley Ellis is done playing second fiddle to his half brother—the legitimate heir. Determined to make his own company a success, Riley needs leverage and Kalissa Smith is it. Only he knows Kalissa is the long-lost identical twin to his rival's beloved wife. What a scandal their union could cause… By the time Kalissa learns the truth, Riley's passion is the real deal. But can he convince her she isn't a mere pawn in his seduction scheme?

Seduced by the Sultan

Seduced by the Sultan

  • Author: Sharon Kendrick
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460328779
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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What this sultan wants, he gets! Catrin Thomas was an ordinary girl from the Welsh valleys when she was swept into a steamy affair with sexy Murat, a desert sultan! But when she discovers his aides are brokering a marriage to a suitable virgin bride, she leaves, heartbroken. With an entire kingdom at his command, Murat's furious that Catrin is the one person to defy him—whatever she thinks, she will be by his side again. Only, Murat will find this Catrin isn't the sweet, amenable plaything of before—but a formidable woman! Smart, feisty and tantalizing him at every turn…

Seduced by the Night

Seduced by the Night

  • Author: Robin T. Popp
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0446554073
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 360
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With a powerful, sensual style reminiscent of ChristineFeehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, Robin T. Popp delivers a spellbindingromance between a man who hunts vampires and the woman who'scaptured his heart.

Seduced by the Enemy

Seduced by the Enemy

  • Author: Sara Orwig
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • ISBN: 1426817983
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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The ruthless Texas multimillionaire was her most bitter business rival, and Abby Taylor knew she should hate everything about him. But no matter how hard she tried to forget him, Nick Colton still haunted her most intimate dreams. She suspected there was a dark side to his slow, sensuous seduction. Yet she was powerless to control her desires when he was near. And she feared that Nick's betrayal, when it came, would shatter her forever.…

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads

The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums

  • Author: Stephen T. Asma
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195347463
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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The natural history museum is a place where the line between "high" and "low" culture effectively vanishes--where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre, and our thirst for knowledge all blend happily together. But as Stephen Asma shows in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there is more going on in these great institutions than just smart fun. Asma takes us on a wide-ranging tour of natural history museums in New York and Chicago, London and Paris, interviewing curators, scientists, and exhibit designers, and providing a wealth of fascinating observations. We learn how the first museums were little more than high-toned side shows, with such garish exhibits as the pickled head of Peter the Great's lover. In contrast, today's museums are hot-beds of serious science, funding major research in such fields as anthropology and archaeology. "Rich in detail, lucid explanation, telling anecdotes, and fascinating characters.... Asma has rendered a fascinating and credible account of how natural history museums are conceived and presented. It's the kind of book that will not only engage a wide and diverse readership, but it should, best of all, send them flocking to see how we look at nature and ourselves in those fabulous legacies of the curiosity cabinet."--The Boston Herald.

Rewriting Apocalypse in Canadian Fiction

Rewriting Apocalypse in Canadian Fiction

  • Author: Marlene Goldman
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773572945
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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Rewriting Apocalypse in Contemporary Canadian Fiction is the first book to explore the literary, psychological, political, and cultural repercussions of the apocalypse in the fiction of Timothy Finley, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, and Joy Kogawa. While writers from diverse nations have adopted and adapted the biblical narrative, these Canadian authors introduce particular twists to the familiar myth of the end. Goldman demonstrates that they share a marked concern with purgation of the non-elect, the loss experienced by the non-elect, and the traumatic impact of apocalyptic violence. She also analyzes Canadian apocalyptic accounts as crisis literature written in the context of the Cold War - written against the fear of total destruction.

Reading the Qur'an

Reading the Qur'an

The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

  • Author: Ziauddin Sardar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199911495
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
  • View: 1865
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"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

  • Author: James S. Williams
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895917
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
  • View: 9144
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Despite Jean Cocteau’s renown as a leading figure in European cinema, his work and life have rarely been examined together. Evaluating Cocteau’s career and his fascinating personal life on equal terms, James Williams offers here a groundbreaking analysis that sets them both within highly revealing historical and artistic contexts. Williams’s biographical investigation of this poet, dramatist, novelist, designer, and filmmaker centers around Cocteau’s constant self-questioning and how it permeated his work. From Cocteau’s work in fashion and photography to his formal experimentation to his extensive collaborations with male friends and lovers, the book charts the complex and unpredictable evolution of his work and aesthetic. Williams argues that Cocteau’s body of work is best viewed as an ethical, erotic project of aesthetics that carries important ramifications for our contemporary understanding of being and subjectivity. An engaging and wholly accessible account, Jean Cocteau is essential reading for all those fascinated by the man and his unforgettable films.

Changeability

Changeability

Why some companies are ready for change - and others aren't

  • Author: Michael Jarrett
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273741632
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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Are you falling behind your competitors? Are you too slow getting your products to market? Are your overheads too high? These are just some of the challenges that companies face. However, initiating successful change strategies is far from easy. 70% of all change programmes fail. This book shows how you can make sure that when change happens (and it frequently does) your company is ready for it. Shareholders want to see change take effect immediately, as each day’s delay can cost them money or lose them market share, while staff are often suspicious of change, wondering what’s in it for them. How do you make sure the change you want happens successfully, that it has everyone’s support, and how do you make it stick? The only way to walk this tightrope without falling off is to leave behind the old models and adapt a new practice of change management. Michael Jarrett draws on established research, case examples and his own wide consulting experience to illustrate that current models of step change are largely doomed to failure and proposes a new framework that aligns both the internal and external dynamics of change. In a refreshingly clear and practical approach, Changeability points to a new route to successful change which uses a balanced approach taking account of the four key levers of change. First, take the online diagnostic test to benchmark your organisation against others in terms of your ability to change and to assess your relative strengths and weaknesses. Then use the tools, methods and techniques outlined by Jarrett to develop winning change strategies customised for your company. There are four main groups of strategies, depending upon your situation - so choose the one that’s right for you and open the door to accelerated and sustainable change.

Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux

Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux

An Essay in Applied Narratology

  • Author: Roy Pearcy
  • Publisher: DS Brewer
  • ISBN: 9781843841227
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 251
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A theoretically defensible inventory of the fabliaux based on a new structural definition.

Die Bibliothek bei Nacht

Die Bibliothek bei Nacht

  • Author: Alberto Manguel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596159444
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446435530
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2927
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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

The Library at Night

The Library at Night

  • Author: Alberto Manguel
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300145217
  • Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Page: 385
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Inspired by the process of creating a library for his 15th-century home near the Loire, in France, Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries in this captivating meditation on their meaning and significance.

The essentials of logic

The essentials of logic

being a second edition of Dralloc's epitome improved, comprising an universal system of practical reasoning; illustrated by familiar examples, from approved authors

  • Author: John Collard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 253
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Law, Institution and Legal Politics

Law, Institution and Legal Politics

Fundamental Problems of Legal Theory and Social Philosophy

  • Author: Ota Weinberger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401134588
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 276
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It gives me great pleasure to offer this foreword to the present work of my admired friend and respected colleague Ota Weinberger. Apart from the essays of his which were published in our joint work An Institutional Theory of Law: New Approaches to Legal Positivism in 1986, relatively little of Wein berger's work is available in English. This is the more to be regretted, since his is work of particular interest to jurists of the English-speaking world both in view of its origins and in respect of its content As to its origins, Weinberger war reared as a student of the Pure Theory of Law, a theory which in its Kelsenian form has aroused very great interest and has had considerable influence among anglophoone scholars -perhaps even more than in the Germanic countries. Less well known is the fact that the Pure Theory itself divided into two schools, that of Vienna and that of Brno. It was in the Brno school of Frantisek Weyr that Weinberger's legal theory found its early formation, and perhaps from that early influence one can trace his continuing insistence on the dual character of legal norms -both as genuinely normative and yet at the same time having real social existence.

Screening Torture

Screening Torture

Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

  • Author: Michael Flynn,Fabiola Fernandez Salek
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526970
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Before 9/11, films addressing torture outside of the horror/slasher genre depicted the practice in a variety of forms. In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films appear for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any redeeming qualities, represented as an exercise in brutal senselessness carried out by authoritarian regimes and institutions. This volume follows the shift in the representation of torture over the past decade, specifically in documentary, action, and political films. It traces and compares the development of this trend in films from the United States, Europe, China, Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East. Featuring essays by sociologists, psychologists, historians, journalists, and specialists in film and cultural studies, the collection approaches the representation of torture in film and television from multiple angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of state terror and political domination.

12 Paleo Myths: Eat Better Than a Caveman

12 Paleo Myths: Eat Better Than a Caveman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Matt Stone
  • ISBN: 1300099631
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Got the Paleo blues? Eating the perfect diet for your genetic blueprint, but mysteriously feeling worse? Think it's because you’re not trying hard enough? Think all these problems are due to the one croissant you had 6 months ago? Think again! There are some serious flaws with the Paleo Diet. Sure, many people lose weight when they switch over to a boring diet of mostly meat and vegetables, and many see health improvements– legitimate ones, as happens when the nutrition content of a diet goes up dramatically. But many get ravaged by it in the long term, and there are clear, obvious, and very basic physiological reasons for it. This book goes into great detail about these reasons & includes a discussion of some of the most basic Paleo Diet tenets which are illogical or scientifically wrong. And of course, it includes valuable information on how to overcome and reverse some of the problems you may run into. Read this if you have been seduced by paleo logic, false promises, and scientific fairy tales.