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Our Uncommon Heritage

Author : Charles Perrings
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 563 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2014-04-17
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781107043732

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An important, interdisciplinary study of the many dimensions of human-driven biodiversity change.

Uncommon Sense

Author : Alan Cromer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1995-08-24
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780190282622

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Most people believe that science arose as a natural end-product of our innate intelligence and curiosity, as an inevitable stage in human intellectual development. But physicist and educator Alan Cromer disputes this belief. Cromer argues that science is not the natural unfolding of human potential, but the invention of a particular culture, Greece, in a particular historical period. Indeed, far from being natural, scientific thinking goes so far against the grain of conventional human thought that if it hadn't been discovered in Greece, it might not have been discovered at all. In Uncommon Sense, Alan Cromer develops the argument that science represents a radically new and different way of thinking. Using Piaget's stages of intellectual development, he shows that conventional thinking remains mired in subjective, "egocentric" ways of looking at the world--most people even today still believe in astrology, ESP, UFOs, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena--a mode of thought that science has outgrown. He provides a fascinating explanation of why science began in Greece, contrasting the Greek practice of debate to the Judaic reliance on prophets for acquiring knowledge. Other factors, such as a maritime economy and wandering scholars (both of which prevented parochialism) and an essentially literary religion not dominated by priests, also promoted in Greece an objective, analytical way of thinking not found elsewhere in the ancient world. He examines India and China and explains why science could not develop in either country. In China, for instance, astronomy served only the state, and the private study of astronomy was forbidden. Cromer also provides a perceptive account of science in Renaissance Europe and of figures such as Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. Along the way, Cromer touches on many intriguing topics, arguing, for instance, that much of science is essential complete; there are no new elements yet to be discovered. He debunks the vaunted SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project, which costs taxpayers millions each year, showing that physical limits--such as the melting point of metal--put an absolute limit on the speed of space travel, making trips to even the nearest star all but impossible. Finally, Cromer discusses the deplorable state of science education in America and suggests several provocative innovations to improve high school education, including a radical proposal to give all students an intensive eighth and ninth year program, eliminating the last two years of high school. Uncommon Sense is an illuminating look at science, filled with provocative observations. Whether challenging Thomas Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions, or extolling the virtues of Euclid's Elements, Alan Cromer is always insightful, outspoken, and refreshingly original.

An Uncommon Tongue

Author : Walter Nash
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2021-12-01
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781000365542

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First published in 1991, An Uncommon Tongue explores the theme of usage in its widest sense: usage as what we say or write; usage as a social question; usage as a literary convention; usage and creativity. The book reflects on the practice and status of the English language in the modern world and the demands it makes on its academic disciplines. It puts forward the argument that the study of usage transcends both the ‘prescriptive’ and ‘descriptive’ and is ultimately ‘constructive’, displaying the resources of language and exploring their use.

Uncommon Tongues

Author : Catherine Nicholson
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2013-11-21
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780812208801

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In the late sixteenth century, as England began to assert its integrity as a nation and English its merit as a literate tongue, vernacular writing took a turn for the eccentric. Authors such as John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, and Christopher Marlowe loudly announced their ambitions for the mother tongue—but the extremity of their stylistic innovations yielded texts that seemed hardly English at all. Critics likened Lyly's hyperembellished prose to a bejeweled "Indian," complained that Spenser had "writ no language," and mocked Marlowe's blank verse as a "Turkish" concoction of "big-sounding sentences" and "termes Italianate." In its most sophisticated literary guises, the much-vaunted common tongue suddenly appeared quite foreign. In Uncommon Tongues, Catherine Nicholson locates strangeness at the paradoxical heart of sixteenth-century vernacular culture. Torn between two rival conceptions of eloquence, savvy writers and teachers labored to reconcile their country's need for a consistent, accessible mother tongue with the expectation that poetic language depart from everyday speech. That struggle, waged by pedagogical theorists and rhetoricians as well as authors we now recognize as some of the most accomplished and significant in English literary history, produced works that made the vernacular's oddities, constraints, and defects synonymous with its virtues. Such willful eccentricity, Nicholson argues, came to be seen as both the essence and antithesis of English eloquence.

Seeing into Screens

Author : Tessa Dwyer,Claire Perkins,Sean Redmond,Jodi Sita
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2018-01-25
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781501328992

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Seeing into Screens by Tessa Dwyer,Claire Perkins,Sean Redmond,Jodi Sita Pdf

Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking and the Moving Image is the first dedicated anthology that explores vision and perception as it materializes as viewers watch screen content. While nearly all moving image research either 'imagines' how its audience responds to the screen, or focuses upon external responses, this collection utilizes the data produced from eye tracking technology to assess seeing and knowing, gazing and perceiving. The editors divide their collection into the following four sections: eye tracking performance, which addresses the ways viewers respond to screen genre, actor and star, auteur, and cinematography; eye tracking aesthetics which explores the way viewers gaze upon colour, light, movement, and space; eye tracking inscription, which examines the way the viewer responds to subtitles, translation, and written information found in the screen world; and eye tracking augmentation which examines the role of simulation, mediation, and technological intervention in the way viewers engage with screen content. At a time when the nature of viewing the screen is extending and diversifying across different platforms and exhibitions, Seeing into Screens is a timely exploration of how viewers watch the screen.

Uncommon Measure

Author : Natalie Hodges
Publisher : Bellevue Literary Press
Page : 119 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2022-03-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781942658986

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST NPR “BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR” SELECTION NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE A virtuosic debut from a gifted violinist searching for a new mode of artistic becoming How does time shape consciousness and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? Uncommon Measure explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until performance anxiety forced her to give up the dream of becoming a concert solo violinist. Anchoring her story in illuminating research in neuroscience and quantum physics, Hodges traces her own passage through difficult family dynamics, prejudice, and enormous personal expectations to come to terms with the meaning of a life reimagined—one still shaped by classical music but moving toward the freedom of improvisation.

Key Concepts in Measurement

Author : Brian E. Perron,David F. Gillespie
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-03-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780199855490

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Key Concepts in Measurement by Brian E. Perron,David F. Gillespie Pdf

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study. Measurement is necessary for building and testing theory, specifying problems, and defining goals. It is arguably one of the most important and diffcult tasks in social work research. Social work researchers who are not expert in developing, selecting, and using measures will not be able to contribute maximally to the social work knowledge base. Such knowledge and skills related to measurement ultimately determines the extent to which social work research can effectively inform social policy and social work interventions. This book is to serve as a guide for developing, selecting, and using measures in social work research. In particular, this book provides a detailed review of contemporary validity theory; an update on the major issues of reliability; common errors in measurement of latent variables; and suggestions on measurement of social networks and collectives. An important theme of this book is the focus on the creative potential of measurement - that is, helping social work researchers think about the wide variety of ways that social work concepts can be measured. Reflecting on these differences raises questions about underlying assumptions that in turn inspires creative theoretical insights. Rather than seeing measurement as simply a task to be completed in the research process, we will encourage the reader to think creatively about measurement and theory. This book also addresses the interdependency of measurement and theory construction. In other words, this book covers how measurement and theory are connected in two different ways. First, every measure has its own working theory that relates the measure to the concept being measured. Second, theory construction is dependent on measurement. What we learn using a given measure could be different if a concept was measured in a different way.

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Author : United States Brewers Foundation
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 530 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1896
Category : Brewing industry
ISBN : UIUC:30112117720125

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Personality and Democratic Politics

Author : Paul M. Sniderman
Publisher : University of California Press
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780520303843

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How does a personality characteristic such as self-esteem become translated into political convictions? How do individual differences in self-esteem affect who becomes a politcal activist and a political leader? These are among the major questions addressed in this study, the first of its kind to be based on large-scale samples of both political laders and ordinary citizens. Drawing on the voluminous research of social psychologists on self-esteem and integrating the dynamic theories of Freud and his followers with the functional and social learning approaches, Professor Sniderman advances new theories to account for the complex connections between personality, political beliefs, and political leadership. In 1972, the American Political Science Association gave Professor Sniderman's original work in this field, on which this book is based, the E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government and politics. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1975.

An Uncommon Man

Author : G. Wayne Miller
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 351 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781611681871

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The only biography of Claiborne Pell, the six-term senator from Rhode Island best known as the sponsor of the educational Pell Grants

Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Author : Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve,Gonzalez Lodge
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 572 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1896
Category : Latin language
ISBN : NYPL:33433075918072

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The Parliamentary Debates (official Report[s]) ...

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1122 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1860
Category : Electronic
ISBN : CHI:34948059

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The Annals of Hygiene

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 692 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 1890
Category : Hygiene
ISBN : UOM:39015010940586

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Textbook of Uncommon Cancer

Author : Derek Raghavan,Manmeet S. Ahluwalia,Charles D. Blanke,Jubilee Brown,Edward S. Kim,Gregory H. Reaman,Mikkael A. Sekeres
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 1296 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2017-03-03
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781119196211

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Textbook of Uncommon Cancer by Derek Raghavan,Manmeet S. Ahluwalia,Charles D. Blanke,Jubilee Brown,Edward S. Kim,Gregory H. Reaman,Mikkael A. Sekeres Pdf

The fifth edition of the only comprehensive text dealing exclusively with rare or infrequently encountered malignancies in adults and children is an essential resource for any clinical oncologist. Encompasses all the information needed to diagnose and manage uncommon cancers, an area where advice and guidance is typically scarce Fully revised with new material and an evidence-based, teach-by-example approach Provides insight on real-world decision making in the clinical setting Edited and authored by a highly experienced and senior team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists, giving a balanced and complete overview Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, including heat maps to show gene expression