General Report

Author: Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

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Author: Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geometry

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The Eagle

A Magazine Support by Members of St. John's College

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1980


Hobson's Conduit

The New River at Cambridge Commonly Called Hobson's River

Author: W. D. Bushell,Edward Jackson,J. A. Venn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108042449

Category: History

Page: 184

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It is a peculiarity of Cambridge that in one of the principal streets, Trumpington Street, there is a runnel of fresh water, named Hobson's Conduit. First published in 1938, this history of Hobson's urban watercourse was written by W. D. Bushell of the Hobson's Conduit Trust.

The Workhouse System 1834-1929

The History of an English Social Institution

Author: M. A. Crowther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317236815

Category: History

Page: 318

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First published in 1981. Professor Crowther traces the history of the workhouse system from the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 to the Local Government Act of 1929. At their outset the large residential institutions were seen by the Poor Law Commissioners as a cure for nearly all social ills. In fact these formidable, impersonal, prison-like buildings – housing all paupers under one roof – became institutionalised: places where routine came to be an end in itself. In the early twentieth century some of the workhouses became hospitals or homes for the old or handicapped but many continued to form a residual service for those who needed long-term care. Crowther pays attention not only to the administrators but also to the inmates and their daily life. She illustrates that the workhouse system was not simply a nineteenth-century phenomenon but a forerunner of many of today’s social institutions.


An East-West Dialogue

Author: Dalai Lama,Herbert Benson,Robert Thurman,Howard Gardner,Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171718X

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches, we can reach a new understanding of the nature of the mind, the human potential for growth, the possibilities for mental and physical health? MindScience explores these and other questions as it documents the beginning of a historic dialogue between modern science and Buddhism. The Harvard Mind Science Symposium brought together the Dalai Lama and authorities from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and education. Here, they examine myriad questions concerning the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body.


Being Miscellaneous Papers Relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography, and Antiquities of the British West Indies

Author: Vere Langford Oliver

Publisher: CanDoo Creative Pub.

ISBN: 9781894488037

Category: Registers of births, etc

Page: N.A

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Includes the 6 v. of the original publication, plus these works by the same author: The registers of St. Thomas, Middle Island, St. Kitts; and: West Indian bookplates, published together in v. 7 and originally issued separately. Indexes of all volumes published together in v. 8.

Songs of Unreason

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 161932038X

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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One of America's leading novelists and poets, "Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him."-"The Sunday Times"

Evocative Objects

Things We Think With

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262291644

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.

Systems Biology of Tuberculosis

Author: Johnjoe McFadden,Dany J.V. Beste,Andrzej M. Kierzek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461449669

Category: Science

Page: 228

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The book starts with a general introduction into the relevance of systems biology for understanding tuberculosis. This will be followed by several chapters which describe the application of systems biology to various aspects of the study of the pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and its interaction with the host. The book provides the reader with an account of how the new science of systems biology is providing novel insights into the ancient scourge of tuberculosis. It will also describe how systems biology can be applied to the control of tuberculosis, including the development of new treatments, vaccines and diagnostics.

Novel Biodegradable Microbial Polymers

Author: E.A. Dawes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400921292

Category: Nature

Page: 485

View: 8579


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop from which this book derives was conceived during Biotec-88, the Second Spanish Conference on Biotechnology, held at Barcelona in June 1988. The President of the Conference, Dr. Ricardo Guerrero, had arranged sessions on bacterial polymers which included lectures by five invited participants who, together with Dr. Guerrero, became the Organizing Committee for a projected meeting that would focus attention upon the increasing international importance of novel biodegradable polymers. The proposal found favour with the NATO Science Committee and, with Dr. R. Clinton Fuller and Dr. Robert W. Lenz as the co-Directors, Dr. Edwin A. Dawes as the Proceedings Editor, and Dr. Hans G. Schlegel, Dr. Alexander J.B. Zehnder and Dr. Ricardo Guerrero as members of the Organizing Committee, the meeting quickly took shape. To Dr. Guerrero we owe the happy choice of Sitges for the venue, a pleasant coastal resort 36 kilometres from Barcelona, which proved ideal. The sessions were held at the Palau de Maricel in appropriately impressive surroundings, and invaluable local support was provided by Mr. Jordi Mas-Castella and by Ms. Merce Piqueras. Much of the preparatory work fell upon the broad shoulders of Mr. Edward Knee, whose efforts are deeply appreciated. The Organizing Committee hopes that this Workshop will prove to be the first of a series which will aim to keep abreast of a rapidly expanding and exciting area of research that is highly relevant to environmental and industrial interests.