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The Swerve

The Swerve
How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780393343403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the impact that the translation of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius had on history, inspiring artists, great thinkers, and scientists of the fifteenth century and fueling the beginning of the Renaissance.

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

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: 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.

Prudentia

Prudentia
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
The humanities and social sciences. A

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defence Science Journal

Defence Science Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The federal reporter

The federal reporter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coaching Gaelic Football for Champions

Coaching Gaelic Football for Champions
A Book

by Joe Lennon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Structuralist Review

Structuralist Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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東吳外語學報

東吳外語學報
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
A Book

by Walter G. Englert

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9781555401245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Federal supplement. [First Series.]

Federal supplement. [First Series.]
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
A Publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Devoted to the Technology of Dynamics and Control

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Federal Supplement

Federal Supplement
Cases Argued and Determined in the District Courts of the United States and the Court of Claims, with Key Number Annotations

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lucretius, Prophet of the Atom

Lucretius, Prophet of the Atom
A Book

by Richard N. Skinner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Suid-Afrikaanse Hofverslae

Suid-Afrikaanse Hofverslae

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Champions of a Free Society

Champions of a Free Society
Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists

by Edward Wayne Younkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780739126479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edward W. Younkins provides an overview of the ideas that provided the basis for what is called the classical liberal or libertarian worldview. An accessibly written book, Champions of a Free Society integrates the ideas of past and current thinkers into a logical, contemporary worldview that allows readers to explore the political and economic thinking behind the desirability and construction of a free society. Book jacket.

Stick and Rudder

Stick and Rudder
Fiftieth Anniversary

by Wolfgang Langewiesche

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic first analysis of the art of flying is back, now in a special 50th anniversary limited edition with a foreword by Cliff Robertson. leatherette binding, and gold foil stamp. Langewiesche shows precisely what the pilot does when he or she flies, just how it's done, and why.