The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Author: Market House Books

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140514599

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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Clear and concise definitions of more than 4,500 terms and concepts and many new entries on up-to-the-minute topics make this newly updated dictionary the ideal reference guide to a quickly evolving subject. Original.

The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols

Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbols (Facts on File, 1992) Joseph Campbell,
The Masks of God (Penguin, 1991) Sarah CarrGomm, The Secret Language of
Art (Duncan Baird Publishers, 2001) Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrandt, The

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780283571

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas, yet their functions and meaning extend far beyond that—for thousands of years they have enabled artists and craftsmen to embody and reinforce beliefs about human life in immediate and powerful images. This accessible and comprehensive guide features more than 2,000 major themes from Absinthe to the Zodiac: figures and symbols found in myth, literature and art, as well as those that have entered into the mainstream of everyday life. Covering classical and other mythologies, Biblical themes and traditional symbols from cultures across the world, this wonderful dictionary has thorough yet concise entries on individual animals, plants, objects, supernatural creatures, mythical episodes, miracles, and many other topics.

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Euler used formal calculations to discover many new theorems. formal
consequence See consequence. formalism The view, often associated with
David Hilbert, that mathematics can be regarded as manipulation of symbols
independently of ...

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

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The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

Seven Cherokee Myths

The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Moon, Beverly ... The Lost
Language of Symbolism: An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters, Words,
Names, Fairy-tales, Folklore, and Mythologies. ... The Penguin Dictionary of

Author: G. Keith Parker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604029

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Like ancient peoples the world over, the Cherokees of the southern Appalachian Mountains passed along their traditions and beliefs through stories, songs, dances, and religious and healing rituals. With the creation of Cherokee writing by Sequoyah, some of the traditions were also recorded in books. While evoking local geography and natural phenomena, the stories were also enhanced by powerful psychological and spiritual dynamics. This work examines seven myths that grew out of Cherokee culture, looking at how they emerged to explain archetypal issues. Each of the seven stories is told in full and is followed by a detailed history and analysis that provides its background, its associated rituals, and its psychological basis. One quickly discovers that while the myths are ancient, they are strikingly modern in their understanding of human personality development, family dynamics, community solidarity, and the reality of religion or spirituality. Grounded in the experience of this American Indian people and the land they inhabited, the myths tell universal truths. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Offers definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity.

Author: Valerie Illingworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141036830

Category: Physics

Page: 550

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The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. The ideal reference guide to this fast-evolving subject, it will prove invaluable to students and teachers, scientists and doctors, and technicians and technologists. Gives definitions of some 4,600 terms and concepts Provides comprehensive coverage of the terminology of contemporary physics, from absolute zero and Avogadro constant to Zeeman effect and zero-point energy Discusses related scientific fields, such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering Includes numerous explanatory diagrams, and an appendix of scientific tables and symbols

Explorations in Truth the Human Condition and Wholeness

“Strictlyspeaking, the word 'mandala' means 'circle', although itis a complex
pieceof drawing and often framed withina squared boarders (taken from The
Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, published bythe Penguin Group, 1996, pp.632–

Author: Will Barno

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634176715

Category: Self-Help

Page: 494

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The work Explorations in Truth, the Human Condition and Wholeness is an unconventional gaze into the landscape of our complex inner life, exploring inner experiences and testifying to the truth of life’s sordid beauty and sacred dread. What does it mean to live an authentic life without illusion and accept the complexities of life and death? This book has woven together personnel experiences, existential philosophy, quantum physics, Jungian psychology, and contemplative spirituality into a tapestry of reflections which covers the entire spectrum of the human condition and our collective quest for truth and wholeness. Included is a brief look into history in a delineation of fate, destiny, and our longings for joy and wholeness in the context of uncertainty and finitude. The author uses modern day bards, primarily Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, and Bruce Cockburn, as epigraphs to enhance his philosophy of life that is both distinctive and drastic in nature. Also included are extensive commentaries on “The Odyssey” and the “Book of Job”, peering into suffering and evil in a fashion that combines the great Western Greek and Judeo-Christian traditions. Finally, the power of the feminine is placed firmly back into the psyche of the West which had been neglected for too long. In short, join me in a great adventurous approach to healing and wholeness amidst the afflictions and anguish of our human condition. Will Barno [email protected] 612-390-0514

The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit

Biedermann, Hans, Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings
Behind Them, Meridian: Penguin Books, New York, NY 1994. The power of
symbols and their origins. Bruce-Mitford, Miranda, The Illustrated Book of Signs
and ...

Author: Janell Moon

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1609258509

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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“Offers a strong incentive for us to get back to the natural world, stay quiet, reflect, and write to connect with a spirit that is larger than ourselves.”—Sheila Bender, author of Keeping a Journal You Love A heartfelt combination of spiritual discovery, environmental observations, and journal writing, The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit offers readers a 52-week cycle of themed essays and related questions about the natural world. Entries on night and sky and parakeets, wind and mud and rain, snakes and tea and thistle, among others. In addition to folklore, myths, stories, and symbols connected to each theme, Janell Moon includes inspirational quotes from well-known writers—among them E. B. White, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gertrude Stein, and Mother Theresa—and shares her original poetry and personal experiences with the natural world. As she writes in the introduction, “It is my wish that through the telling of these stories, and the deepening of your own connections through your writing, that you will better enjoy a rainbow or a tree with angel’s wings in a storm.”

A Humanitarian Past

The aspect taken up here reflects the earlier Gnostic or other cultures For a
modern view of the serpent, the Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, by Chevalier and
Gheerbrant, describes a beast that is 'cold, bloodless and armless ' 'Mankind ...

Author: Adele Änggård

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496993349

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.

History of Art

A Dictionary of Architecture . 4th ed . Penguin , Baltimore , 1991 . The Penguin
Dictionary of Decorative Arts . New ed . Viking , London , 1989 . Hall , J.
Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art . HarperCollins ,
New York ...

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

The Cydonia Codex

Hoagland's initial analysis of this odd structure was that it appeared to be “the
most blatant feature of things that should not be down there... but, they are!" 12.
Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, A Dictionary of Symbols (New York:
Penguin ...

Author: George J. Haas

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1583941215

Category: Science

Page: 329

View: 732

"The result of ten years of study and analysis of NASA photographs of the Face on Mars and its surrounding complex, The Cydonia Codex provides evidence for a terrestrial connection between Cydonia and Mesoamerica"--Provided by publisher.

The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism

This is the AFIKOMAN, the symbolism of which is now shrouded in obscurity. The
narration proper then commences, in response to four questions (MA NISHTANA)
, usually asked by the youngest child present. The reply begins: 'We were ...

Author: Nicholas De Lange

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917105

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought. Each entry is presented with clarity, precision and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, Religion and Theology plus anyone with a general interest in this rich religion.


... I alternate feminine and masculine forms in thischapter. References.
Bettlehelm,B. (1976)The Uses of Enchantment, Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin.
Cirlot, J.E. (1962) A Dictionary of Symbols, London: Routledge & KeganPaul.
Gordon ...

Author: Sue Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317761685

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 652

The third volume of Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice brings the reader up-to-date with the latest developments in the profession of dramatherapy and tackles key issues in contemporary social relationships. It shows how dramatherapy is evolving its own theory and methodology as well as specific models for supervision and assessment. Dramatherapy is now being used in a broad continuum of care and contributors give many examples of its practice in contexts of prevention, maintenance and cure. * Incorporates method, theoretical concepts and latest research * Covers major new themes of gender, race and politics * 29 international contributors


Oxford: Clarendon Press ATTWATER, DONALD 1965 The Penguin Dictionary of
Saints. Harmondsworth: Penguin AUBER, L'Antafi c. A. r884 Hiszoire ez The'orie
du Symbolism Religieux. 4 v. Paris: Féchoz and Letouzey AYER, ALFRED ...

Author: Raymond Firth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415694663

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

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This book first published in 1973 offers a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. The study of symbolism is popular nowadays and anthropologists have made substantial contributions to it. Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons and Malaysia, and for his theoretical work on kinship, economics and religion. Here from a new angle, he has produced a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. Professor Firth examines definitions of symbol. He traces the history of scientific inquiry into the symbolism of religious cults, mythology and dreams back into the eighteenth century. He compares some modern approaches to symbolism in art, literature and philosophy with those in social anthropology. He then cites examples in anthropological treatment of symbolic material from cultures of varying sophistication. Finally he offers dispassionate analyses of symbols used in contemporary Western situations - from hair-styles to the use and abuse of national flags; from cults of Black Jesus to the Eucharistic rite. In all this Professor Firth combines social and political topicality with a scholarly and provocative theoretical inquiry.

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)


Category: Philosophy

Page: 641

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Clear and concise definitions are given of key concepts, doctrines, and schools of thought in Western philosophy, from 600 B.C. to the present day. The dictionary offers numerous entries on major and lesser known philosphers, from Socrates to Thomas Aquinas, from Rousseau to Derrida. 27 tables, 12 figures.

Dictionary of Scientific Illustrations and Symbols

... and adapted for fight , associates at this period with these half - fish , half - birds
, the penguins ; so that the nest of an albatross may be seen next the nest of a
penguin , and the whole colony , so differently constituted 54 DICTIONARY OF.

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Category: Science

Page: 420

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