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Landau. A Great Physicist and Teacher, Edition: 1st by A. Livanova and J. B. Sykes (Auth.)

By A. Livanova and J. B. Sykes (Auth.)

A biography of Lev Landau, one of many maximum Soviet theoretical physicists, whose profession was once minimize brief via a catastrophic vehicle coincidence in 1962 and who was once nonetheless purely sixty whilst he died six years later. He received the Nobel Prize 'for pioneering paintings at the thought of the condensed kingdom of subject, really liquid helium'. however the booklet exhibits that Landau's characterisation of himself as 'one of the final of the common males of theoretical physics' was once absolutely justified. in actual fact and concisely it describes his achievements in all parts of theoretical physics from hydrodynamics to the quantum concept of fields. awareness can be paid to his genius as a instructor and mentor of younger scientists, and in the course of the e-book the genuine humanity of the fellow is clear

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Habermas: An Intellectual Biography by Matthew G. Specter

By Matthew G. Specter

This ebook follows postwar Germany's major thinker and social philosopher, Jürgen Habermas, via 4 a long time of political and constitutional fight over the form of liberal democracy in Germany. Habermas's such a lot influential theories - of the general public sphere, communicative motion, and modernity - have been decisively formed via significant West German political occasions: the failure to de-Nazify the judiciary, the increase of a robust Constitutional courtroom, scholar rebellions within the overdue Sixties, the altering fortunes of the Social Democratic get together, NATO's choice to station nuclear guns, and the unforeseen cave in of East Germany. In flip, Habermas's writings on nation, legislations, and structure performed a serious function in reorienting German political concept and tradition to a revolutionary liberal-democratic version. Matthew Specter uniquely illuminates the interrelationship among the philosopher and his tradition.

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Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the by John Price

By John Price

Though he’d lived in Iowa all his lifestyles, the attract of the prairie had in some way eluded John Price—until, after a catastrophic flood, a short glimpse of local natural world suddenly brought his atmosphere domestic to him. Not simply Any Land is a memoir of Price’s rediscovery of his position within the American panorama and of his look for a brand new dating to the lifetime of the prairie—that as soon as huge and lovely desolate tract of grass now so depleted and broken as to check even the private religion.

Price’s trip towards a awake dedication to put takes him to a few of America’s biggest last grasslands and brings him head to head with a troubling, but additionally hopeful, own and environmental legacy. It additionally leads him during the region’s literature and into conversations with modern nature writers—Linda Hasselstrom, Dan O’Brien, William Least Heat-Moon, and Mary Swander—who have committed themselves to dwelling in, writing approximately, and restoring the grasslands. between those authors fee observes how a dedication to the land can spring from varied resources, for example, the generational weight of a relations ranch, the rites of flora and fauna maintenance, the “deep maps” of ancestral reminiscence, and the imperatives of a physique inflicted with environmental disease. The ensuing narrative is an cutting edge combination of memoir, nature writing, and literary feedback that bears witness to the fundamental bonds among spirit, artwork, and earth.

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The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of by John B. Wefing

By John B. Wefing

The lifestyles and occasions of Richard J. Hughes explores the influential public carrier of this two-term New Jersey governor. He used to be the single individual in New Jersey heritage to function either governor and leader justice of the recent Jersey excellent Court.

This biography illuminates the governor's accomplishments among 1962 and 1970, together with the production of the Hackensack Meadowlands fee, formation of the county collage method, institution of stringent antipollution legislation, layout of the general public defender method, and the adoption of a brand new Jersey revenues tax, in addition to his pivotal position throughout the Newark riots. As leader justice, Hughes confronted tough issuesùschool investment, low and reasonable source of revenue housing wishes, freedom of speech, and his determination within the rightto-die case concerning Karen Ann Quinlan. With a occupation characterised through liberal activism, Hughes additionally contributed nationally and across the world, from serving as host of the 1964 Democratic nationwide conference to tracking elections in South Vietnam.

John B. Wefing's study contains interviews with renowned politicians and leaders who labored with Hughes at a number of issues in his profession. the result's a wealthy tale of a public servant who possessed a real skill to paintings with individuals of either political events and performed an important function in shaping smooth New Jersey.

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Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American by Terry A. Barnhart

By Terry A. Barnhart

Ephraim George Squier and the advance of yankee Anthropology is an highbrow biography of Ephraim Squier (1821–88) and his contributions to the advance of the nascent disciplines of archaeology and anthropology. in the course of his occupation, which spanned the years 1845–77, Squier continually articulated the necessity for a extra holistic and built-in method of the learn of humankind.
Although Squier is healthier recognized this present day for the vintage ebook he coauthored with Edwin H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, Terry A. Barnhart exhibits that Squier’s fieldwork and interpretive contributions to archaeology and anthropology persisted over the following 3 many years. He became his realization to comparative stories and to fieldwork in relevant the USA and Peru. He turned a diplomat and an entrepreneur but nonetheless discovered time to behavior archaeological investigations in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Peru and to collect ethnographic details on modern indigenous peoples in these nations. He released a massive and nonetheless no longer totally liked comparative learn, The Serpent image, and the Worship of the Reciprocal ideas of Nature in America, which tried to systematically account for parallel cultural advancements that he attributed to the psychic solidarity of humankind.
A wealth of unpublished resources remove darkness from Squier’s wide-ranging pursuits and debatable occupation, his highbrow circle, and the general public pursuits of an brisk and expansive American kingdom. Terry A. Barnhart bargains us the 1st highbrow biography that explores the non-public lifetime of a amazing and demanding determine within the heritage of yank anthropology.

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Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World's Most Powerful by Jerome Tuccille

By Jerome Tuccille

Strength . . . character . . . Paradox

whilst Alan Greenspan talks, Wall road listens-as do bankers, traders, politicians, and economists during the international. he's the number 1 arbiter of U.S. financial policy-credited, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, with having at the same time held inflation down and stored the economic system becoming in the course of the longest and biggest financial growth in U.S. history.

but, this Atlas of quantity crunchers, who owned and operated a hugely profitable Wall road consulting enterprise, by no means collected a private fortune, used to be a member of the cultlike internal circle surrounding one in all America's such a lot debatable authors, and commenced his profession as a certified jazz musician. basically, there's much more to Alan Greenspan than meets the eye.

In Alan Shrugged, you are going to meet Greenspan the general public determine and Alan the non-public guy within the so much designated, revealing, and unique account of Greenspan's lifestyles and profession ever released. choked with surprises, a laugh anecdotes from the likes of Henry Kissinger and Barbara Walters, and considerate insights from bestselling biographer Jerome Tuccille, Alan Shrugged bargains an informative and fascinating portrait of 1 of the main robust, able, and complicated figures at the American political scene.

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John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers) by Deirdre Carabine

By Deirdre Carabine

This quantity offers a short and available creation to the 9th-century thinker and theologian John Scottus Eriugena--perhaps an important philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom within the interval among Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena was once referred to as the interpreter of Greek proposal to the Latin West, and this ebook emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's concept to his Greek and Latin sources.

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Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from by Jessica Theroux

By Jessica Theroux

WINNER 2011 IACP Judges selection Cookbook Award (International organization of Culinary Professionals)
WINNER 2011 IPPY Gold Award (Independent writer e-book Awards)
Best Italian Cookbook of 2010 - Publisher's Weekly

American chef Jessica Theroux spent a yr touring all through Italy, cooking and speaking with Italian grandmothers, studying their secrets and techniques and hearing their tales. the result's an enthralling and real number of recipes, concepts, anecdotes, and images that remember the country and sustainable culinary traditions of Italy’s so much skilled domestic cooks.

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers
good points the histories and menus of fifteen grandmothers, every one of whom welcomed Ms. Theroux into their kitchens and pantries and shared either their favourite dishes and private wisdoms. From the dramatic iciness seashores if Ustica to the blooming hills of Tuscany in spring, readers will trip via Italy’s such a lot divers areas and seasons, to find the country’s so much delectable dishes, from the conventional to the unforeseen, and meet the storied girls who lead them to.

half trip diary, half photograph essay, half cookbook, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers positive aspects over a hundred widespread recipes, from the correct panna cotta to the vintage meat lasagna.


Recipes and knowledge from 12 Italian grandmothers
100 vintage Italian recipes
A variety of neighborhood and seasonal menus, whole from appetizer to dessert.
Over one hundred fifty complete colour pictures.

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