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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 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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Download Physics in the twentieth century: Selected essays by Victor F. Weisskopf PDF

By Victor F. Weisskopf

This feature of essays covers a variety of topics attached with the actual sciences and their relation to human affairs. they're generally conceived and directed to a ordinarily viewers instead of to experts particularly components. a few are written for the initiated, a few are large synopses of a department of physics and are directed to the scientifically layman. a few care for extra philosophic questions equivalent to Niels Bohr's rules on complementarity, and others care for the issues of technology, ethics, and society.

Hans Bethe writes as follows within the Foreword:

"His precis articles on particular issues are lucid and are 'popular clinical writing' at its top. the topic is made transparent to physicists in different branches of physics and to the knowledgeable public via simplifying it, yet with out ever creating a compromise with primary accuracy, as many renowned writers on technological know-how do after they get enamored with their very own imagery and omit the topic that they truly are looking to explain.

Viki's [Weisskopf's] major drawback, as of such a lot theoretical physicists, is the proper interpretation of the quantum theory.... This subject matter is already trendy in 1951 in his article 'Quantity and caliber in Quantum Physics.' right here he makes transparent how a quantitative distinction, akin to the variety of electrons of 6 in a carbon and eleven in a sodium atom, makes the entire distinction within the qualitative habit of those chemical parts. He additionally foresees, at this early time, the various advancements in biology on the topic of DNA.

"The precis article approximately electron concept (1949) is written primarily for physicists. He summarizes the nice advances led to through the renormalization conception which supplies finite effects for all observable amounts and is key to trendy box concept. His personal box of nuclear physics is summarized in 'Problems of Nuclear constitution' (1961), in a less complicated shape in 'Nuclear versions' (1951). Weisskopf is usually eager about very important advancements in physics no matter if he himself has no longer contributed. a big this kind of [was defined in] the 'Fall of Parity.' this text is a gorgeous instance of his skill to make issues comprehensible with out altering the necessities. within the 'Visual visual appeal of quickly relocating gadgets' he explains the invention of Penrose swiftly relocating item appears to us because it if had its common form and isn't distorted through the Lorentz contraction as had formerly been believed; in reality, with out relativity concept it can glance badly distorted. His 'How mild Interacts with topic' is wealthy in new insights.

"The topic is additional built in 'Physics within the 20th Century' and 'The Quantum Ladder.'... i do not understand of the other position the place the basic solidity of our global as ruled through quantum conception is healthier defined, or the good richness of the phenomena because of quantitative modifications is proven with higher love."

as well as these pointed out above, the e-book features a variety of different essays. those obstacle actual idea (articles at the compound nucleus and on effortless particles), the human points of medical examine (articles on Niels Bohr and on Marie Curie), and organic thought (considerations of symmetry and serve as on the macromolecular point and of the quantum foundation of natural reproduction). a last crew of essays is anxious with such concerns because the intrinsic worth of technological know-how, the contributions of technology to society, and clinical ethics. The latter is defined via Bethe as "A most lovely and concise assertion of the scientist's creed."

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Download And the River Still Sings: A Wilderness Dweller’s Journey by Chris Czajkowski PDF

By Chris Czajkowski

How does one cross from English villager to desolate tract dweller? Chris Czajkowski was once born and raised on the fringe of a wide village in England, until eventually she deserted the corporate of others to roam the nation-state looking for the wildlife. As a tender grownup she studied dairy farming and travelled to Uganda to coach at a farm university. Returning to England she chanced on not anything to carry her curiosity, so in 1971 she hitchhiked all over the world spending as little time as attainable in towns. Her travels took her to distant parts, the place she discovered mountain talents and came upon the glorious pleasure of solitude. Arriving in Canada in 1979, Chris travelled to the West Chilcotin and equipped a cabin deep within the woods of British Columbia's Coast Mountains. many years later she equipped her moment cabin beside an untouched and distant high-altitude lake. She known as her new domestic Nuk Tessli and lived there for twenty-three years, turning her paradise right into a thriving wasteland hotel and guiding company. In 1980, Chris all started writing approximately her adventures. inspired by means of her supporter Peter Gzowski, she released CABIN AT making a song RIVER, which grew to become a countrywide sensation and resulted in extra books approximately dwelling in BC's appealing desolate tract. In 2012, after many satisfied years of residing on my own within the bush, Chris bought Nuk Tessli, remaining an important bankruptcy of her lifestyles. AND THE RIVER nonetheless SINGS is going past the stories with which we're so normal, exploring either the reviews that led Chris to a solitary way of life and her transition to a existence in the direction of the grid. Chris's "retirement domestic" has more straightforward entry to a street and neighbours even supposing she nonetheless lives past the tip of the facility line. Her new booklet is a private and sincere perception into the "Wilderness Dweller.""

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