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Physician, anthropologist, travel writer, novelist, politician, Paolo Mantegazza (1831-1910) was probably the most eclectic figure in late-nineteenth century Italian culture. A prolific writer, Mantegazza can be seen as a forerunner of what has come to be known as cultural studies on account of his interdisciplinary approach, his passionate blend of scientific and literary elements in his writings, and his ability to transcend the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. Though extremely popular during his lifetime both in Italy and abroad, Mantegazza's works have not been made available in a significant English language compilation. This volume is a representative overview of Mantegazza's key works, many of them translated into English for the first time. In addition to the unabridged Physiology of Love (1873), a veritable best-seller at the time of its initial publication, this compilation features selections from Mantegazza's writings on medicine, his travelogues, his epistolary novel One Day in Madeira (1868), and his treatise on materialistic aesthetics. Replete with an extensive and informative introduction by the editor, The Physiology of Love and Other Writings also excerpts Mantegazza's works of science fiction, memoir, and social and cultural criticism. As an anthology of the works of Paolo Mantegazza, a writer of diverse topical orientations, this volume is also an account of the circulation of ideas and cross-fertilization of disciplines that defined a crucial period of Italian and European cultural life.
Author: T. K. Sarkar,Robert Mailloux,Arthur A. Oliner,M. Salazar-Palma,Dipak L. Sengupta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
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Important new insights into how various components and systems evolved Premised on the idea that one cannot know a science without knowing its history, History of Wireless offers a lively new treatment that introduces previously unacknowledged pioneers and developments, setting a new standard for understanding the evolution of this important technology. Starting with the background-magnetism, electricity, light, and Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory-this book offers new insights into the initial theory and experimental exploration of wireless. In addition to the well-known contributions of Maxwell, Hertz, and Marconi, it examines work done by Heaviside, Tesla, and passionate amateurs such as the Kentucky melon farmer Nathan Stubblefield and the unsung hero Antonio Meucci. Looking at the story from mathematical, physics, technical, and other perspectives, the clearly written text describes the development of wireless within a vivid scientific milieu. History of Wireless also goes into other key areas, including: The work of J. C. Bose and J. A. Fleming German, Japanese, and Soviet contributions to physics and applications of electromagnetic oscillations and waves Wireless telegraphic and telephonic development and attempts to achieve transatlantic wireless communications Wireless telegraphy in South Africa in the early twentieth century Antenna development in Japan: past and present Soviet quasi-optics at near-mm and sub-mm wavelengths The evolution of electromagnetic waveguides The history of phased array antennas Augmenting the typical, Marconi-centered approach, History of Wireless fills in the conventionally accepted story with attention to more specific, less-known discoveries and individuals, and challenges traditional assumptions about the origins and growth of wireless. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of how various components and systems evolved. Written in a clear tone with a broad scientific audience in mind, this exciting and thorough treatment is sure to become a classic in the field.
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All hail Grubtown - where mayhem rules the day and exceptional silliness is the way of life! Philip Ardagh is back to tell more tales of grubbiness and chaos in his brilliant and whacky series.
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“Everyone knows a rancher in possession of a large spread needs a wife.” Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series. About Cowboy Pride: First impressions count. Liza Bennett has two missions in life: keep the family’s shop afloat, and ensure her shy sister finds love. Sparks fly when she meets rancher Rob Darcy at a town dance, but when she overhears him insult her, she vows to put the man out of her mind. Rob Darcy is instantly attracted to the vivacious Liza but a lack of social graces and the promise he’s keeping ruin his chances of winning her. Once jilted, Janie Bennett is appropriately gun-shy of falling in love again. But she doesn’t seem to be able to help herself when she meets charming Nathan Bingley. Bingley desperately wants a wife and family of his own. Can he trust that Janie returns his feelings? When Janie is injured in a spring storm, she and Liza are sequestered on Nathan’s ranch. Hearts and emotions get tangled, but will first impressions prove true, or false? Cowboy Pride is a Wild West version of Pride and Prejudice with dual love stories.
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1828 edition. Extrait: ...elle fait partie de cette pentade que les ophites invoquent dans leurs adresses aux puissances planetaires; elle est la veritable Providence des pneumatiques, et elle est la seule pendant toute leur carriere terrestre; elle est la sagesse de Dieu telle qu'elle peut se manifester dans le monde; elle est l'ame du monde. Il n'est rien au-dessus d'elle entre la premiere tetrade et les sept esprits d'Ialdabaoth. Des-lors les ophites ont pu considerer Sophia comme une puissance adorable dans ses principaux attributs. Telles sont les idees qui paraissent avoir ete exprimees par l'autre groupe de spheres, celui de la seconde tetrade. Ce groupe se composait d'une grande sphere, dont la peripherie, formee de lignes qui se croisaient ', embrassait deux-spheres plus petites et une figure rhomboide. On lisait dans la grande sphere les mots de joplots 71COV01C&, et sur la section des deux petites, ceux de aotyiccs (Pvais. Au-dessus du point d'intersection s'elevait une petite sphere avec la legende de yvuais, et l'on en voyait une au-dessous avec l'inscription de avvsais La grande sphere etait donc Sophia, l'ame du monde. Les lignes croisees de la peripherie indiquaient les voies de la Providence, avec quel 1 KUkxco 7reti7ri7rryfA, ivu. Orig., 1. c., p. 660. que allusion a la forme du genie Ophis ou du genie serpent, que Sophia employa dans sa lutte contre les puissances d'Ialdabaoth. La nature de Sophia etait indiquee par deux spheres qui se touchaient: elle tenait a la terre et au plerome. La figure..