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Seven Elements that Changed the World

Author : John Browne
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With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant. Yet our use of the Earth's mineral resources is not always for the benefit of humankind—our relationship with the elements is one of great ambivalence. Uranium is both productive (nuclear power) and destructive (nuclear bombs); iron is the bloody weapon of war, but also the economic tool of peace; our desire for alluring gold is the foundation of global trade, but has also led to the death of millions. John Browne, CEO of British Petroleum (BP) for twelve years, vividly describes how seven elements are shaping the world around us, for better and for worse. Combining history, science, and politics, Seven Elements takes you on a present-day adventure of human passion and innovation. This journey is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for these seven elements. In this narrative of discovery, readers will come to understand how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector, and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technology revolution.

Seven Elements That Have Changed The World

Author : John Browne
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'Fascinating and enjoyable ... enthused with insight' - Brian Cox Uranium, carbon, iron, titanium, gold, silver and silicon - former BP CEO John Browne explains how seven elements are shaping the 21st century, for good and for bad. Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. SEVEN ELEMENTS vividly describes how iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have shaped the world around us - for good and for bad. This book takes you on an adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery, but it is a journey that is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for each of these seven key elements. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technological revolution. SEVEN ELEMENTS is a unique mix of science, history and politics, interwoven with the author's extensive personal and professional experience.

Perspectives of Irish Drama and Theatre

Author : International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature
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This collection of papers from a meeting of the International Association for the study of Anglo-Irish Literature provides a comprehensive survey of the Irish theatre. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction. Jacqueline Genet; The Dangers and Difficulties of Dramatising the Lives of Deirdre and Grania. Richard Allen Cave; Actors in Barrels: Views on Vivid Words in Yeats's Plays. Margaret Rose; Beckett's Irish Theatre. Katharine Worth; The Image of Ireland in Nineteenth-Century Drama. Heinz Kosok; 'Nothing was Decided': Louis Macneice's Treatment of Irish History in^R They Met on Good Friday. Maureen S.G. Hawkins; 'The Heartbreak's Relevant': Dramatic and Poetic Qualities of John Hewitt's^R The Bloody Brae. Britta Olinder; Ireland and the Caribbean. Two Caribbean Versions of J.M. Synge's Dramas: Derek Walcott's^R The Sea at Dauphin and Mustapha Natura's The Playboy of the West Indies. Paul F. Botheroyd; James Joyce's Italian Translation of^R Riders to the Sea. Joan Fitzgerald; The Masks of Language in Translations. Lucia Angelica Solaris; The Worlds of Brian Friel. Patrick Rafroidi; Three Irish^R Antigones. Christopher Murray; The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: Boxes of Words. Denis Sampson; Field Day's Fables of Identity. Patrick Burke; Language and Act: Thomas Murphy's Non-Interpretive Drama. Joseph Swann; Notes; Notes on Contributors; Index^R. Irish Literary Studies Series No. 33.

Education for a Changing World of Work

Author : United States. Panel of Consultants on Vocational Education
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A Brave and Violent Theatre

Author : Michael Bigelow Dixon
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The Collected Plays The tragedies and tragic comedies

Author : Lady Gregory
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Selected Plays of Lady Gregory

Author : Lady Gregory
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Contents: The Travelling Man; Spreading the News; Kincora; Hyacinth Halvey; The Doctor in Spite of Himself; The Gaol Gate; The Rising of the Moon; Dervorgilla; The Workhouse Ward; Grania; The Golden Apple; The Story Brought by Brigit; Dave Lady Gregory wrote her first play when she was forty nine years old. Apart from her collaborations with W.B.Yeats and others, and translated adaptations, she produced thirty nine plays, while devoting a great ddeal of time to the management of the Abbey Theatre, and the Lane Pictures. Described with admiration by Bernard Shaw as the Irish Moliere, she contributed plays in every genre-comedies, tragedies, tragic-comedies, wonder and supernatural plays-and for every audience, most effectively in the one act form. This collection of thirteen plays, and her writings about them, is intended to show the breadth of her playwriting abilities, and her thoughts on the plays and their creation. Chosen, and with an introduction, by Mary FitzGerald, this third volume in the Irish Drama Selections series has a bibliographical checklist by Colin Smythe.

Lady Gregory

Author : Isabella Augusta Persse Gregory
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Selected Plays

Author : Lady Gregory
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Selected plays chose and introduced by Elizabeth Coxhead

Author : Isabella Gregory
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Aspects of Modern Drama

Author : Frank Wadleigh Chandler
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Irish Folk history Plays

Author : Lady Gregory
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The Contemporary Drama of Ireland

Author : Ernest Augustus Boyd
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Journal of the American Oriental Society

Author : American Oriental Society
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Journal of the American Oriental Society

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Modern Central Asia

Author : Yuriy Malikov
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Modern Central Asia: A Primary Source Reader is an academic resource that discusses the basic political, social, and economic evolution of Central Asian civilization in its colonial (1731–1991) and post-colonial (1991–present) periods. Among other aspects of Central Asian history, this source reader discusses resistance and accommodation of native societies to the policies of the imperial center, the transformation of Central Asian societies under Tsarist and Soviet rule, and the history of Islam in Central Asia and its role in nation and state-building processes. This primary source book will be instrumental for familiarizing students with the nationality policies of imperial Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet governments as well as the effects produced by these policies on the natives of the region. The documents collected in this reader challenge the traditional approach, which has viewed Central Asians as passive recipients of the policies imposed on them by central authorities. Modern Central Asia: A Primary Source Reader demonstrates the active participation of the indigenous peoples in contact with other peoples by examining the natives’ ways of organizing societies, their pre-colonial experience of contact with outsiders, and the structure of their subsistence systems. The source book will also help students situate the major events and activities of Central Asia in a global context. In addition to the value of this collection to the Central Asian historical record, many of the included texts will be essential for comparative analyses and cross-disciplinary approaches in the study of world history.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Author : Royal Society of New Zealand
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Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

Author : American Mathematical Society
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Discoveries in Chemistry that Changed the World

Author : Rose Johnson
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Our world would be a much different place without the groundbreaking work of scientific visionaries such as Hennig Brand, Marie and Pierre Curie, and Antoine Lavoisier, to name a few. This volume offers readers a vivid and colorful history of chemistry, highlighting some of field's most notable discoveries. Fact boxes illustrate how these discoveries continue to impact our world today, highlight key scientists and their work, and feature fun facts. Bright photographs and illustrations reinforce and expand upon the text. The insatiable curiosity of these chemists will surely pique readers' interests as they discover some of chemistry's most world-changing breakthroughs.

A Tale of Seven Elements

Author : Eric Scerri
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In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for "counting" the elements based on atomic number, ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It soon became clear, however, that seven elements were mysteriously missing from the lineup--seven elements unknown to science. In his well researched and engaging narrative, Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of these seven elements--protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery, roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the isolation of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. For each element, Scerri traces the research that preceded the discovery, the pivotal experiments, the personalities of the chemists involved, the chemical nature of the new element, and its applications in science and technology. We learn for instance that alloys of hafnium--whose name derives from the Latin name for Copenhagen (hafnia)--have some of the highest boiling points on record and are used for the nozzles in rocket thrusters such as the Apollo Lunar Modules. Scerri also tells the personal tales of researchers overcoming great obstacles. We see how Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn--the pair who later proposed the theory of atomic fission--were struggling to isolate element 91 when World War I intervened, Hahn was drafted into the German army's poison gas unit, and Meitner was forced to press on alone against daunting odds. The book concludes by examining how and where the twenty-five new elements have taken their places in the periodic table in the last half century. A Tale of Seven Elements paints a fascinating picture of chemical research--the wrong turns, missed opportunities, bitterly disputed claims, serendipitous findings, accusations of dishonesty--all leading finally to the thrill of discovery.