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Figuring

Figuring Book
Author : Maria Popova
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN : 1524748145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists—mostly women, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

Figuring The Joy Of Numbers

Figuring  The Joy Of Numbers Book
Author : Shakuntala Devi
Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
Release : 2005-03
ISBN : 9788122200386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a range and richness to numbers. They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of intellectual adventure where calculations are thrilling. In Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and their ability to amaze and entertain. She offers easy-to-learn short cuts on how to add long columns in your head, multiply, divide, and find square roots quickly, almost magically. Fractions, decimals, and compound interest become clear and easy to deal with. The author takes delight in working out huge problems mentally, and sometimes even faster than computers. In Figuring she shares her secrets with you.

Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity

Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity Book
Author : Lindsay Kaplan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 0190678240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"M. Lindsay Kaplan expands the study of the history of racism through an analysis of the medieval Christian concept of Jewish servitude. Developed through exegetical readings of Biblical figures in canon law, this discourse produces a racial status of hereditary inferiority that justifies the subordination not only of Jews, but of Muslims and Africans as well"--

Figuring the Sacred

Figuring the Sacred Book
Author : Paul Ricœur
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9781451415704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

Figuring Age

Figuring Age Book
Author : Kathleen M. Woodward
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780253212368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring Age engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. Central to Figuring Age is the crucial question of how women are aged by culture. How are older women represented in a visual culture that is dominated by images of youth in television, film, and life performance? How do psychoanalysis, rejuvenation therapy and hormone replacement therapy, the fashion system, cosmetic surgery, and midlife bodybuilding shape our views of aging as well as of the older body itself? What is the "timing" of aging? To what extent is aging a culturally-induced trauma?

Extraordinary Bodies

Extraordinary Bodies Book
Author : Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 0231544774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson exposed the social forces driving representations of disability. She encouraged new ways of looking at texts and their depiction of the body and stretched the limits of what counted as a text, considering freak shows and other pop culture artifacts as reflections of community rites and fears. Garland-Thomson also elevated the status of African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Extraordinary Bodies laid the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization.

Figuring Out Mathematics

Figuring Out Mathematics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Pearson Education India
Release : 2021-04-14
ISBN : 9788131702529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring Jasper Johns

Figuring Jasper Johns Book
Author : Fred Orton
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780948462580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Placing individual works by the allegorical artist and sculptor Jasper Johns in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre, this book aims to get to terms with - and find terms for - a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Figuring Motion

Figuring Motion Book
Author : Terry Rosenberg,Linda Nutter,Richard Kendall
Publisher : Terry Rosenberg
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Artist Terry Rosenberg is known for his fluid abstract paintings and drawings of dancers in motion. His works are known for their intrinsic ability to capture the dancer in the process of becoming the dance. This elegant publication has been produeced to celebrate his 25 year career. Featured are over 60 color reproductions, along with essays by curator Richard Kendall and Linda Nutter, Ph.D."

Figuring It Out

Figuring It Out Book
Author : George Englebretsen
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2019-11-18
ISBN : 3110621843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many systems of logic diagrams have been offered both historically and more recently. Each of them has clear limitations. An original alternative system is offered here. It is simpler, more natural, and more expressively and inferentially powerful. It can be used to analyze not only syllogisms but arguments involving relational terms and unanalyzed statement terms.

Course in Harmony

Course in Harmony Book
Author : George Henry Howard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1886
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit Figuring Board Feet for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in New York State

The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit  Figuring Board Feet  for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in New York State Book
Author : George Willis Dayger
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring the Self

Figuring the Self Book
Author : David E. Klemm,Günter Zöller
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1997-02-13
ISBN : 9780791432006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a systematic overview of the topic of self in classical German philosophy, focusing on the period around 1800 and covering Kant, Fichte, Holderlin, Novalis, Schelling, Schleiermacher, and Hegel.

Invalid Women

Invalid Women Book
Author : Diane Price Herndl
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2000-11-09
ISBN : 0807863904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A fine example of politically engaged literary criticism.--Belles Lettres "Price Herndl's compelling individual readings of works by major writers (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hawthorne, Wharton, James, Fitzgerald) and minor ones complement her examination of germ theory, psychic and somatic cures, medicine's place in the rise of capitalism, and the cultural forms in which men and women used the trope of female illness.--Choice "A rich and provocative study of female illnesses and their textual representations. . . . A major contribution to the feminist agenda of literature and medicine.--Medical Humanities Review "[An] important book.--Nineteenth-Century Literature "[This] sophisticated new study . . . brings the best current strategies of a thoroughly historicized feminist literary criticism to bear on textual representations of female invalidism.--Feminist Studies "An outstanding study of the representation of female invalidism in American culture and literature. There emerges from this work a striking sense of the changing meanings of female invalidism even as the conjunction of these terms has remained a constant in American cultural history. . . . Moreover, Invalid Women provides fascinating readings of female illness in a variety of texts.--Gillian Brown, University of Utah "A provocative study based on imaginative historical research and very fine close readings. The book provides a useful American complement to Helena Michie's The Flesh Made Word and Margaret Homans's Bearing the World. It should prove enlightening and otherwise useful not just to scholars of American literature, but also to those engaged in American studies, feminist criticism and theory, women's studies, the sociology of medicine and illness, and the history of science and medicine.--Cynthia S. Jordan, Indiana University

Method of Figuring Ground Values

Method of Figuring Ground Values Book
Author : George P. Huhn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1923
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring Out the Music Game Op 1

Figuring Out the Music Game  Op  1 Book
Author : Heather A. Monkhouse
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring Fibers

Figuring Fibers Book
Author : Carolyn Yackel,sarah-marie belcastro
Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
Release : 2018-10-31
ISBN : 1470429314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pick up this book and dive into one of eight chapters relating mathematics to fiber arts! Amazing exposition transports any interested person on a mathematical exploration that is rigorous enough to capture the hearts of mathematicians. The zenith of creativity is achieved as readers are led to knit, crochet, quilt, or sew a project specifically designed to illuminate the mathematics through its physical realization. The beautiful finished pieces provide a visual understanding of the mathematics that can be shared with those who view them. If you love mathematics or fiber arts, this book is for you!

Virgil in Medieval England

Virgil in Medieval England Book
Author : Christopher Baswell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-06-22
ISBN : 9780521027083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the impact of an ancient and prestigious text on medieval culture.

Figuring the Feminine

Figuring the Feminine Book
Author : Jill Ross
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0802090982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Figuring the Feminine examines the female body as a means of articulating questions of literary authority and practice within the cultural spheres of the Iberian Peninsula (both Romance and Semitic) as well as in the larger Latinate literary culture. It demonstrates the centrality in medieval literary culture of the gendering of rhetorical and hermeneutical acts involved in the creation of texts and meaning, and the importance of the medieval Iberian textual tradition in this process, a complex multicultural tradition that is often overlooked in medieval literary scholarship. This study adopts an innovative methodology informed by current theories of the body and gender to approach Hispanic literature from a femininst perspective. Jill Ross offers new readings of medieval Hispanic texts (Latin, Castilian, and Hebrew) including Prudentius' Peristephanon, Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora, Shem Tov of Carrión's Battle Between the Pen and the Scissors, and several others. She highlights ways in which these texts contribute to the understanding of gender in medieval poetics and foreground questions of literary and cultural import. Figuring the Feminine argues that the bodies of women are crucial to the working out of such questions as the unsettling shift from orality to literacy, textual instability, cultural dissonance, and the resistance to cultural and religious hegemony.