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The Swerve

The Swerve
How the Renaissance Began

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0099572443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed the course of history. He found a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas - that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. These ideas fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring Botticelli, shaping the thoughts of Montaigne, Darwin and Einstein. An innovative work of history by one of the world's most celebrated scholars and a thrilling story of discovery, The Swerve details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
A Book

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2011-09-26
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0393083381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
A Book

by Walter G. Englert

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Swerve

The Swerve
A Book

by Julith Jedamus

  • Publisher : Carcanet
  • Release : 2012-07-27
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 1847776396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Julith Jedamus writes with an intensity that is at once passionate and precise. The poems in The Swerve create unforgettable landscapes: the whorls and spires of juniper in falling snow, Dutch skies of iridescent grey and lilac, the fire-scorched mountains of the American West. They are peopled by dancers and prisoners, sacrificial children and murderous wives; they reshape the imagination. We see the Netherlands in Van Gogh's colours as he walks and works, breathing the twilight, and the Thames in Whistler's; Lorca and Euripides are living presences. The timeless dramas of sacrifice and mourning, rescue and betrayal are re-enacted, meanings dissolved and remade. Long-vanished children walk home through the dark, ghosting a path of sparks'. Like the scull she rows on the Thames, Julith Jedamus's poems skim the fine line / between flying and drowning', unstable as air', dangerous, alive.

The Swerve

The Swerve
How the Renaissance Began

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1446499294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012 Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed the course of history. He found a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas – that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. These ideas fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring Botticelli, shaping the thoughts of Montaigne, Darwin and Einstein. An innovative work of history by one of the world’s most celebrated scholars and a thrilling story of discovery, The Swerve details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival

by Robert Jay Lifton

  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1620973480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

The Swerve

The Swerve
A Book

by William Stafford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Swerve Response of Projectiles to Control Input

On the Swerve Response of Projectiles to Control Input
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The swerve response of fin- and spin-stabilized projectiles to control mechanism input is sometimes not intuitive and often surprises smart weapon designers. This report seeks to explain the basic parameters that govern swerve of projectiles excited by control input. By modeling the overall effect of any control mechanism as a non-rolling reference frame force or moment applied to the projectile, we obtain general expressions for swerve in terms of basic vehicle parameters. These compact expressions are used to show that maximum swerve response for a fin-stabilized projectile is achieved when the force is applied near the nose of the projectile, while maximum swerve response for a spin-stabilized projectile is achieved when the force is applied near the base of the projectile.

EVELINA

EVELINA
The Alpha

by David Gomadza

  • Publisher : David Gomadza
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

On the Swerve Response of Projectiles to Control Input

On the Swerve Response of Projectiles to Control Input
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The swerve response of fin- and spin-stabilized projectiles to control mechanism input is sometimes not intuitive and often surprises smart weapon designers. This report seeks to explain the basic parameters that govern swerve of projectiles excited by control input. By modeling the overall effect of any control mechanism as a non-rolling reference frame force or moment applied to the projectile, we obtain general expressions for swerve in terms of basic vehicle parameters. These compact expressions are used to show that maximum swerve response for a fin-stabilized projectile is achieved when the force is applied near the nose of the projectile, while maximum swerve response for a spin-stabilized projectile is achieved when the force is applied near the base of the projectile.

The Swerve

The Swerve
The Elliot Collins Handbook

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Will In The World

Will In The World
How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-03-31
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1446442594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World is widely recognised to be the fullest and most brilliant account ever written of Shakespeare's life, his work and his age. Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears, and by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces Shakespeare's unfolding imaginative generosity - his ability to inhabit others, to confer upon them his own strength of spirit, to make them truly live as independent beings as no other artist has ever done. Digging deep into the vital links between the playwright and his world, Will in the World provides the fullest account ever written of the living, breathing man behind the masterpieces.

Swerve

Swerve
A Book

by Michelle McGriff

  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Release : 2010-12-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781599831602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Romia Smith is a misunderstood cop. Tall, beautiful, and lethal, her martial arts skills are off the board. During an after-hours gathering with her fellow law enforcement officers, she is accosted by a stranger who, within moments, ends up dead—apparently shot with her service revolver. Romia has an alibi, but it’s one that is less believable than the lie she’s being framed with—murder! In her quest to prove her innocence, Romia finds herself stepping further and further out of line with the law and into a world she never would have believe existed—into a past she didn’t know she had. The Phoenix is a secret agency consisting of international spies working both sides of right and wrong. Romia becomes the target in a deadly chase to the top of the Phoenix’s nest. It will take everything she ever knew to find out what everyone thinks she already knows. Author Michelle McGriff broadens her reach to touch the secret world of spies and covert operations. Based in conspiracy theory and fast action fiction, Swerve is book one of The Phoenix Series.

Stomp and Swerve

Stomp and Swerve
American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924

by David Wondrich

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2003-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1569764972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The early decades of American popular music--Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Enrico Caruso--are, for most listeners, the dark ages. It wasn't until the mid-1920s that the full spectrum of this music--black and white, urban and rural, sophisticated and crude--made it onto records for all to hear. This book brings a forgotten music, hot music, to life by describing how it became the dominant American music--how it outlasted sentimental waltzes and parlor ballads, symphonic marches and Tin Pan Alley novelty numbers--and how it became rock 'n' roll. It reveals that the young men and women of that bygone era had the same musical instincts as their descendants Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and even Ozzy Osbourne. In minstrelsy, ragtime, brass bands, early jazz and blues, fiddle music, and many other forms, there was as much stomping and swerving as can be found in the most exciting performances of hot jazz, funk, and rock. Along the way, it explains how the strange combination of African with Scotch and Irish influences made music in the United States vastly different from other African and Caribbean forms; shares terrific stories about minstrel shows, "coon" songs, whorehouses, knife fights, and other low-life phenomena; and showcases a motley collection of performers heretofore unknown to all but the most avid musicologists and collectors.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
A Book

by Harold Wallace Ross,Katharine Sergeant Angell White

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Machiavelli

Machiavelli
The Art of Teaching People What to Fear

by Patrick Boucheron

  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • Release : 2020-09-03
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1782276688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Wise, witty, razor-sharp” Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began Interested in Machiavelli? That may be a bad sign. We always turn to Machiavelli at crisis points in history – he is the philosopher for dark times. But what do we really know about this man? Is there more to his work than that perennial term for political evil, Machiavellianism? In this concise, elegant book, Patrick Boucheron undoes many assumptions about this most complex of figures. By honing in on Machiavelli’s role in the political life of his own time, Boucheron shows how his thought remains essential to understanding not only how authoritarianism works, but also how it can be fought.

Learning to Curse

Learning to Curse
Essays in Early Modern Culture

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1136774203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stephen Greenblatt argued in these celebrated essays that the art of the Renaissance could only be understood in the context of the society from which it sprang. His approach - 'New Historicism' - drew from history, anthropology, Marxist theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis and in the process, blew apart the academic boundaries insulating literature from the world around it. Learning to Curse charts the evolution of that approach and provides a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch.

Doing Research

Doing Research
Methods of Inquiry for Conflict Analysis

by Daniel Druckman

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2005-03-16
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1452241309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An award-winning book, Doing Research is a must read. Designed for students across a variety of social science disciplines, it is the first research methods text devoted to conflict analysis and resolution. It begins with a discussion of the philosophical foundations for doing research, providing guidelines on how to develop research questions and how these questions can be addressed with various methodologies. The book presents a wide-ranging treatment of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the design and analysis of problems of conflict.

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics
A Book

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0393635767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Surrey Archaeological Collections

Surrey Archaeological Collections
Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County

by Surrey Archaeological Society

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1933
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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