Mathematics and Its History

From the reviews of the first edition: "There are many books on the history of mathematics in which mathematics is subordinated to history. This is a book in which history is definitely subordinated to mathematics.

Author: John Stillwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387953366

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

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This book offers a collection of historical essays detailing a large variety of mathematical disciplines and issues; it’s accessible to a broad audience. This second edition includes new chapters on Chinese and Indian number theory, on hypercomplex numbers, and on algebraic number theory. Many more exercises have been added as well as commentary that helps place the exercises in context.

Nature and Its Symbols

Looks at the historical use of the artistic symbols of plants, flowers, animals, insects, and fantastic creatures, and explains the meaning of each symbol.

Author: Lucia Impelluso

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367726

Category: Art

Page: 382

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Looks at the historical use of the artistic symbols of plants, flowers, animals, insects, and fantastic creatures, and explains the meaning of each symbol.

Ohio and Its People

The bicentennial edition of this publication has been revised and updated and includes an additional chapter which examines Ohio through to the end of the 20th century.

Author: George W. Knepper

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387910

Category: History

Page: 521

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The bicentennial edition of this publication has been revised and updated and includes an additional chapter which examines Ohio through to the end of the 20th century. George W. Knepper presents contemporary information on the national and state political arenas, the economy and the environment.

The Theater and Its Double

'The Theater and Its Double' is far and away the most important thing that has been written about the theater in the twentieth century. It should be read again and again. Artaud oozed magical desires.

Author: Antonin Artaud

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150301

Category: Drama

Page: 159

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A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the French artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama, and calls for the influx of irrational material - based on dreams, religion, and emotion - in order to make the theater vital for modern audiences.

The Irish Hedge School and Its Books 1695 1831

This book studies the hedge schools and the texts used in their classes.

Author: Antonia McManus

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 270

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For over one hundred and thirty-six years the hedge school masters were the dominant educators in Ireland. For most of that time, they worked underground due to the strictures of the Penal Laws. Improverished parents valued this education so highly that they bartered flitches of bacon and miscawns of butter for it. Being independent of church and state the schools incurred the wrath of both on occasions. The state regarded their reading books as objectionable. In fact their books were an eclectric mix of romantic chapbooks and the best literature of the eighteenth century, purchased by parents as cheap piracies of expensive English originals. The beginning of the end for the masters came when their erstwhile allies, the Catholic hierarchy, concurred with the official view of them as incompentent, at a time when the church was seeking state aid for Catholic education. But the masters remained deep in the affections of the Irish people as they fulfilled a multiplicity of roles such as local scribe, historian, poet, defender of religion, Bible Society teacher, land surveyor, lawyer, parish clerk, revolutionary and political activist. This book studies the hedge schools and the texts used in their classes.

Cathedral

Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.

Author: David Macaulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395316689

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 77

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Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.



Google

Examines the lives of Serget M. Brin and Lawrence E. Page and the company they founded, Google.

Author: Susan E. Hamen

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617148088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Examines the lives of Serget M. Brin and Lawrence E. Page and the company they founded, Google.


Judging a Book by Its Cover

Chapter 2 How Books Are Positioned in the Market : Reading the Cover Angus
Phillips Oxford Brookes University The traditional view of the publishing industry
is that it is product led , rather than focused on the needs of its markets . Editors ...

Author: Nicole Matthews

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754657316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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This collection examines the role of book covers in the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, the contributors address key themes and topics in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business stud


Food The Chemistry of its Components

This new edition of the classic text has been extensively rewritten to bring it right up to date and enzymes has been introduced as a new topic.

Author: Tom Coultate

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849738807

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The Periodic Table

Offers a comprehensive overview of the periodic table, exploring the importance of both the periodic table and the elements themselves as well as how the elements have been interpreted by chemists and philosophers throughout history.

Author: Eric R. Scerri

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195305736

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

View: 740

Offers a comprehensive overview of the periodic table, exploring the importance of both the periodic table and the elements themselves as well as how the elements have been interpreted by chemists and philosophers throughout history.