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Download The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George by Mark L. Urban PDF

By Mark L. Urban

This paintings offers a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence conflict opposed to Napoleon's military, a forerunner to the nice code-breakers of the twentieth century. The French military, through the Peninsular battle, used a code of unrivalled complexity - the "Great Paris Cipher". significant George Scovell used a community of Spanish guerillas to catch coded French messages, after which got to work decrypting them.

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Download Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases II (Social by M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain PDF

By M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

This ebook is the second one in a sequence overlaying most sensible practices in neighborhood quality-of-life (QOL) signs. the 1st quantity is a compilation of situations of most sensible paintings in group symptoms learn. This quantity builds at the aim of the sequence and contains 11 instances describing groups that experience introduced their very own group signs courses. components incorporated are the background of the neighborhood signs paintings in the objective area, and the making plans of group symptoms.

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Download The Brothers of Romulus by Cynthia Jordan Bannon PDF

By Cynthia Jordan Bannon

Tales approximately brothers have been primary to Romans' public and poetic delusion making, to their adventure of relations lifestyles, and to their rules approximately intimacy between males. during the research of literary and criminal representations of brothers, Cynthia Bannon makes an attempt to re-create the context and contradictions that formed Roman principles approximately brothers. She attracts jointly expressions of concord and contention round an idealized proposal of fraternity: fraternal ^Ipietas^N--the conventional Roman advantage that mixed affection and responsibility in kinship. Romans believed that the connection among brothers used to be in particular shut due to the fact that their typical kinship made them approximately adjust egos. due to this specific prestige, the fraternal dating turned a version for Romans of relationships among associates, enthusiasts, and infantrymen. The fraternal courting first took form at domestic, the place inheritance legislation and practices fostered cooperation between brothers in dealing with relatives estate and taking good care of kin. Appeals to fraternal ^Ipietas^N in political rhetoric drew a wide viewers within the discussion board, simply because brothers' devotion symbolized the ^Imos maiorum^N, the normal morality that grounded Roman politics and celebrated brothers struggling with jointly at the battlefield. Fraternal ^Ipietas^N and fratricide grew to become robust metaphors for Romans as they grappled with the adventure of recurrent civil struggle within the past due Republic and with the alterations introduced by way of empire. Mythological figures like Romulus and Remus epitomized the fraternal symbolism that pervaded Roman society and tradition. In ^IThe Brothers of Romulus^N, Bannon combines literary feedback with old felony research for a greater realizing of Roman conceptions of brotherhood.

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Download Goffman Unbound!: A New Paradigm for Social Science by Thomas J. Scheff PDF

By Thomas J. Scheff

One of many seminal sociologists of the 20th century, Erving Goffman revolutionized our realizing of the microworld of feelings and relationships. all of us dwell during this global each day of our lives, but it really is nearly invisible to us. Goffman's genius was once to acknowledge and describe this global as not anyone had earlier than. The e-book synthesizes previous scholarly remark on Goffman's paintings, and comprises biographical fabric from his lifestyles, untangling a number of the many puzzles in Goffman's paintings and lifestyles. Scheff additionally proposes methods of filling gaps and fake begins. One bankruptcy explores the which means of the emotion of affection, one other of hatred. those and different new instructions may facilitate the construction of a microsocial technology that unveils the emotional/relational global.

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Download Latitude Zero: 40 000 Km Pour Partir a LA Rencontre Du Monde by Mike Horn PDF

By Mike Horn

Lorsqu'il décide de parcourir en solitaire les forty 000 kilomètres de l'équateur, Mike Horn se lance un défi inouï. Des côtes d'Afrique aux portes de l'Asie, en passant par l'immensité du continent américain, il devra traverser trois océans ; autant de jungles impénétrables ; deux sommets de 6 000 mètres ; des will pay en guerre, rongés par l. a. maladie, envahis d'une faune adversarial et d'une flore vénéneuse. Son exigence est stricte : jamais il ne quittera l. a. " range zéro ", jamais il ne s'éloignera de cette ligne imaginaire... Avec cette aventure où le destin du voyageur bascule au gré des tempêtes et des rencontres, Mike Horn se lance dans un violent face-à-face avec le monde : envoûtante de beauté, sa path croisera l'errance des damnés de los angeles terre, des chercheurs d'or de l'Amazonie aux peuples d'Afrique en guerre.

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Download Making the Invisible Visible: A Multicultural Planning by Leonie Sandercock PDF

By Leonie Sandercock

The background of making plans is far extra, in response to those authors, than the recorded development of making plans as a self-discipline and a career. those essays counter the mainstream narrative of rational, medical improvement with replacement histories that display hitherto invisible making plans practices and agendas. whereas the reputable tale of making plans celebrates the country and its traditions of urban construction and neighborhood improvement, those tales concentrate on formerly unacknowledged actors and the noir facet of planning.Through numerous serious lenses--feminist, postmodern, and postcolonial--the essays research a huge variety of histories suitable to the upkeep and making plans professions. a few individuals discover indigenous making plans traditions which were erased from the list: African American and local American traditions, for instance. different members discover new issues: topics of gendered areas and racist practices, of making plans as an ordering instrument, one of those spatial police, of "bodies, towns, and social order" (influenced through Foucault, Lefebvre, and others), and of resistance.This scrutiny of the category, race, gender, ethnic, or ideological biases of principles and practices inherent within the inspiration of making plans as a modernist social expertise basically issues to the inadequacy of modernist making plans histories. Making the Invisible seen redefines making plans because the legislation of the physicality, sociality, and spatiality of town. Its histories give you the starting place of a brand new, substitute making plans paradigm for the multicultural towns of the longer term.

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Download A life of Gen. Robert E. Lee by John Esten Cooke PDF

By John Esten Cooke

It is a pre-1923 historic replica that was once curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be performed on every one of those books in an try and get rid of books with imperfections brought by way of the digitization method. even though we've made most sensible efforts - the books could have occasional mistakes that don't hamper the interpreting event. We think this paintings is culturally very important and feature elected to carry the publication again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of revealed works all over the world.

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