Caelum Sky

Author: Andrea Radeck
ISBN: 9780990703419
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An epic clash of reality and the paranormal, centralized around an unorthodox, backwards love story. It delves into the afterlife; starts with a empty-slate brained spirit trapped in the body of a demon who is trying to develop her own soul while getting chased around by a pair of commercial exorcists.

First Steps in the Origin of Life in the Universe

Author: Julián Chela Flores
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402000775
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The general topic of this volume concerns the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the Universe. Firstly, it discusses the transition from inert matter to cellular life and its evolution to fully developed intelligent beings, and also the possibility of life occurring elsewhere, particularly in other environments in our own and other solar systems. Secondly, the book explores the role that space missions may play in obtaining further insight into the question of the origin of life. Reviews are included of the research for microorganisms in the solar system and the well-established project for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The present work is much broader in its scope than in previous conferences: over one hundred leading scientists have reviewed the entire range of subjects dealt with in these sixty-nine papers. Audience:This book is aimed at advanced students, as well as researchers, in the many areas of basic, earth, and life sciences that contribute to the study of the first steps in the origin of life.

Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy

Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521823647
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This lavishly illustrated new dictionary written by an experienced writer and consultant on astronomy provides an essential guide to the universe for amateur astronomers of all ages. Around 1300 carefully selected and cross-referenced entries are complemented by hundreds of beautiful colour illustrations, taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space. Distinguished stellar illustrator Wil Tirion has drawn 20 new star maps especially for inclusion here. A myriad of named astronomical objects, constellations, observatories and space missions are described in detail, as well as biographical sketches for 70 of the most luminous individuals in the history of astronomy and space science. Acronyms and specialist terms are clearly explained, making for the most thorough and carefully assembled reference resource that teachers and enthusiasts of astronomy will ever need.

I ll Take You There

Author: Wally Lamb
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062656295
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In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb—author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels including She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, and We Are Water—weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it. I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There’s his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.

Rome s Religious History

Author: Jason P. Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521047913
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This book explores the way in which three ancient historians, writing in Latin, embedded the gods into their accounts of the past. Although previous scholarship has generally portrayed these writers as somewhat dismissive of traditional Roman religion, it is argued here that Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus saw themselves as being very close to the centre of those traditions. The gods are presented as a potent historical force, and a close reading of the historians' texts easily bears out this conclusion. Their treatment of the gods is not limited to portraying the role and power of the divine in the unfolding of the past: equally prominent is the negotiation with the reader concerning what constituted a 'proper' religious system. Priests and other religious experts function as an index of the decline (or restoration) of Rome and each writer formulates a sophisticated position on the practical and social aspects of Roman religion.

Speech and Thought in Latin War Narratives

Author: Suzanne M. Adema
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004347127
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In Speech and Thought in Latin War Narratives Suzanne Adema presents linguistic and narratological tools to analyse and interpret speech and thought representations in Latin narratives. Close readings show how speech and thought representations convey attitudes towards war in works of Caesar and Vergil.

Echoes of an Invisible World

Author: Jacomien Prins
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004281762
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In Echoes of an invisible world Jacomien Prins offers an account of the transformation of the notion of Pythagorean world harmony during the Renaissance and the role of the Italian philosophers Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597) in redefining the relationship between cosmic order and music theory.

Logic And Prolog Programming

Author: Saroj Kaushik
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122414097
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Book Presents A Systematic Exposition Of Formal Logic, Evolution Of Logic Programming And The Features Of Prolog Programming Language. It Covers Both Propositional And Predicate Logic And Explains Various Approaches Towards Validity, Inconsistency Of Logic Formulae And Problem Solving.After Explaining The Basic Concepts And Rules In Logic, The Book Present Logic Programming And Introduces Prolog. The Various Features Of Prolog Are Suitably Highlighted And Programming Techniques Are Explained In Detail With Illustrative Examples.The Book Further Explains Control Primitives And Meta Level Programming. The Text Includes A Large Number Of Solved Examples To Illustrate The Concepts And Techniques. Review Exercises Are Given At The End Of Each Chapter.The Book Would Serve As An Excellent Text For Undergraduate And Postgraduate Computer Science And Engineering Students Pursuing Courses On Artificial Intelligence And Expert Systems.

Atlas of the Messier Objects

Author: Ronald Stoyan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139473115
Format: PDF
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The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object given include a thoroughly-researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and clear observational descriptions from naked eye through to large telescopes. In addition, this atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, inverted and labelled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is the most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without!