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The Scientific Exploration of Mars Cambridge Univeristy Press
Księgarnia / Cambridge University Press / Badania planet
The Scientific Exploration of Mars Autor: Fredric W. TaylorWhat do we know about Mars? What remains to be understood? Is there evidence of life there? Will humans ever travel there? The dream of exploring Mars has been around since the early days of human civilization and still forms part of our vision of the future for the human race. Today, we send unmanned spacecraft to explore this neighbouring world to examine its climate, search for evidence of past or present life, and learn how conditions there relate to those on Earth. Plans are now being prepared for a manned mission to Mars, set against an uncertain background of political, practical, technical and financial considerations. This unique book provides a complete description of the past, present and future of Mars exploration. Written by a scientist intimately involved with missions to Mars, it provides a personal firsthand account. It will appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating planet. Spis tre¶ci: Part I. Views of Mars, From the Beginning to the Present Day: 1. The dawn of Mars exploration 2. The first space missions to Mars 3. After Viking: the 20-year hiatus 4. The modern era Part II. The Big Science: Motivation to Continue the Quest: 5. The origin and evolution of planet Mars 6. The changing climate of Mars 7. The search for life Part III. Plans and Visions for the Future: 8. The future of the unmanned programme 9. Towards human expeditions 10. The first footfall on Mars Appendixes Index.dla: amateurs/enthusiasts, general readers, undergraduate students isbn9780521829564stron362Data publikacji10/12/2009128 b/w illus. 54 colour illus.Hardback246 x 189 mm
World is Elsewhere: My Life in Morocco and Other Places Sandstone Press
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'So why Morocco?' a friend had asked me. I had shrugged my shoulders in much the same way I had done when previously asked why I had gone to Sudan as a teacher and later to Zimbabwe as an aid worker. 'It chose me rather than the other way round,' I replied, adding that this was pretty much the story of my career to date. In the final part of his autobiographical trilogy with previous books set in North and Southern Africa, Chris McIvor relates the story of his several years in Morocco, his encounter with its history, geography and culture told through the people he met and the places he visited. This book is also an exploration of the rewards, challenges and contradictions of being an aid worker in a foreign country, and how the effort of taking time to listen to local people provides the most valuable lessons in how charity can be better delivered. Later moving to the islands of Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica where as the country director of an international charity the author spent another three years, there is a further interaction with diverse peoples and cultures and an attempt to penetrate behind the gloss of tourism that conceals much of the reality of the Caribbean. This book chronicles both an internal and external journey, celebrating the need for movement, change and personal interaction as something which exposes us not only to other ways of looking at the world but a means of testing our own cultural assumptions, traditions and beliefs from a more questioning and critical perspective.
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Opis - Proponujemy Państwu now± serię, w której oprócz bajek na dobranoc znajduj± się zbiory zagadek i zabawne opowiadania o zwierzętach. Nazwa - Koza kłamczucha Bajki o zwierzętach Autor - Praca zbiorowa Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - E. Jarmołkiewicz Kod ISBN - 9788377113202 Kod EAN - 9788377113202 Rok wydania - 2012 Język - polski Seria wydawnicza - Dziecięca Biblioteczka Format - 17.0x24.0cm Ilo¶ć stron - 64 Podatek VAT - 5%
Carl Sagan's Universe Cambridge Univeristy Press
Księgarnia / Cambridge University Press / Astronomia ogólna
Carl Sagan's Universe Autor: Edited by Yervant Terzian, Elizabeth BilsonCarl Sagan's many contributions to science and society have been profound and far-reaching, influencing millions of people around the world. He carried out significant research in planetary science, was closely associated with the US space program, created the highly acclaimed television series Cosmos, and was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many best-selling popular science books. Carl Sagan's Universe is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated collection of articles by a distinguished team of authors, and covers the many fields of science, education, policy making, and related areas in which Sagan worked. The book is divided into four sections, the first two of which provide an absorbing overview of the US space program (as well as a complementary account of the Russian program), and of the history and current status of the search for extraterrestrial life. The final two sections deal with the importance of science education in the successful development of a technological society, and of the shaping of science policy in tackling the problems facing us today. Also included is a separate chapter by Sagan himself, discussing the place and role of our planet and mankind in the universe. Written in honour of Carl Sagan's many achievements, this book will fascinate and reward anyone interested in planetary science and exploration, the search for extraterrestrial life, or the role of science in the modern world. Spis tre¶ci: Preface Carl Sagan at sixty Part I. Planetary Exploration: 1. On the occasion of Carl Sagan's sixtieth birthday Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. 2. The search for the origins of life: U.S. Solar system exploration, 1962â€“1994 Edward C. Stone 3. Highlights of the Russian planetary program Roald Sageev 4. From the eyepiece to the footpad: The search for life on Mars Bruce Murray Part II. Life in the Cosmos: 5. Environments of Earth and other worlds Owen B. Toon 6. The origin of life in a cosmic context Christopher F. Chyba 7. Impacts and life: Living in a risky planetary system David Morrison 8. Extraterrestrial intelligence: The significance of the search Frank D. Drake 9. Extraterrestrial intelligence: The search programs Paul Horowitz 10. Do the laws of physics permit wormholes for interstellar travel and machines for time travel? Kip S. Thorne Public Address: 11. The age of exploration Carl Sagan Part III. Science Education: 12. Does science need to be popularized? Ann Druyen 13. Science and pseudo-science James Randi 14. Science education in a democracy Philip Morrison 15. The visual presentation of science Jon Lomberg 16. Science and the press Walter Anderson 17. Science and teaching Bill G. Aldridge Part IV. Science, Environment and Public Policy: 18. The relationship of science and power Richard L. Garwin 19. Nuclear-free world? Georgi Arbatov 20. Carl Sagan and nuclear winter Richard P. Turco 21. Public understanding of global climate change James Hansen 22. Science and religion Joan B. Campbell 23. Speech in honor of Carl Sagan Frank Press.dla: general readers isbn9780521576031stron312Data publikacji30/10/1997Paperback246 x 189 mm
Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology Prentice Hall
For courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Psychology of Work Behaviour. This inviting, comprehensive, student-oriented introduction to industrial/organizational psychology emphasizes the connections between theory and practice across the full spectrum of personnel issues, worker issues, work group and organizational issues, and work environment issues. Its focus on career information, employee-centered issues, and cutting-edge research ensures that students get and stay motivated - right from the beginning. NEW - Extensively updated material throughout Includes the latest research on each key topic, and features over 300 new references - Reflects the most current information available in the field, and provides students with an excellent resource for term papers and future coursework. NEW - Expanded emphasis on leadership Discusses leadership theories, provides information on transformational leadership and the “full range of leadership” model. NEW - Coverage of cutting-edge issues Includes working in virtual organizations; action learning; the changing nature of work; work-family balance; and on-line employee screening and evaluation - Gives students an awareness and understanding of the fields “hot topics.” NEW - In-the-margin websites - Provides students with Internet addresses for career exploration and additional information relevant to text topics. Updated information on job analysis - Discusses use of the U.S. Department of Labors O*NET for job analysis and career exploration. Employee-centered approach Focuses on “employee” issues and concerns rather than the traditional emphasis on “personnel” issues, and on teams and the value of the organizations human resources - Offers a point of view that students can relate to personally, drawing on their own experiences as “employees” rather than the often impersonal concept of “personnel.” “Inside Tips” Begins each chapter - Helps students develop study strategies, deal with common confusions, and understand how the various chapters and topic areas fit together. “Stop and Review” questions - Maximizes students learning, and allows them to “self-test” their reading retention. “Up Close” sections In every chapter - Provides students with practical information concerning how I/O psychology can increase understanding of everyday work situations, and allows them to apply theories to the real world and information on careers in the field. “On the Cutting Edge” boxes In every chapter - Excites students with information about what is currently going on in the field. Presents instructors with a current topic for deeper exploration. “Applying I/O Psychology” boxes In every chapter - Serves to bridge theory and practice, and shows students how I/O psychologists apply their knowledge of theory to make positive changes in actual work settings. Chapter-end summaries of central concepts - Encourages students to think about the topics presented and to review and apply what they have learned. Annotated suggested readings At the end of each chapter - Provides students and instructors with convenient resources for more in-depth study of selected topics. Statistical Appendix - At the end of Chapter 2 Enables instructors who put greater emphasis on methods to easily include it; but it also serves as good later reference material for students who are not assigned it as part of the course.
Wydawnictwa naukowe i popularno-naukowePedagogika. O¶wiata i szkolnictwo
In the current social situation it is both school roles and the means of educational operation that are subject to change. School generates internal changes and reacts to transformations in various fields outside. It should foster the development of an individual, his/her attitudes and skills that constitute conceptual, critical and creative thinking as well as his/her ability to manage own development and the choice of life path. It is to introduce values into the world, pass on and popularize the achievements of science and disseminate cultural wealth. (?)School is becoming a strategic institution for the society that is informational, knowledge-based and engaged in lifelong learning. The core of its existence lies not only in knowledge transfer, but most importantly in teaching the skill of living in a world of multiplicity and informational contradictions as well as in a world of conflict of values and interests. (?)In the new educational context the teacher is assigned the role of a creator and executor of changes in the educational process. (?)Creative and engaged in the transformation processes, the teacher is becoming the pillar of modern school and faces new tasks meant to make school more attractive and equip students with tools necessary to understand the learning society (?)This publication is divided into two parts. The first part depicts the transformations that determine the operation of contemporary school and education. The problems presented magnify the issues of social and educational changes that take place in the contemporary school. It reveals the challenges that a school faces and describes the transformations of its model which facilitate completion of new tasks.The second part depicts matters that pertain to changes and challenges associated with professional activity of a teacher. He/she should organize the didactic-educational process according to the modern principles of education policy and practice as well as effectively fulfill the roles and tasks that lead to creative participation in social life. The teacher should also show young individuals the way to independence and responsibility in seeking and understanding their own place in the world. The articles presented here have been previously published in Polish journals and collective works. They have been elaborated and modified to consider the changing educational realities. The need to compile these papers so that the presented reflections may be synthesized and may encourage continuous exploration and the necessity to improve school operation and teacher activity are beyond dispute.The publication is addressed to all those who are interested in school and teacher activity in a time marked by dynamic social changes. Therefore, the readership is likely to include those who are professionally associated with education ? teachers, school principals, subject instructors, research workers, members of the school supervisory body and educational administrators as well as current and prospective students in teacher training institutions. Due to the social importance of the issues discussed here, the publication may become a source of inspiration to all Readers who are interested in school improvement and pedagogical progress and independently seek innovative solutions in this matter.
Wydawnictwa naukowe i popularno-naukowe
In the current social situation it is both school roles and the means of educational operation that are subject to change. School generates internal changes and reacts to transformations in various fields outside. It should foster the development of an individual, his/her attitudes and skills that constitute conceptual, critical and creative thinking as well as his/her ability to manage own development and the choice of life path. It is to introduce values into the world, pass on and popularize the achievements of science and disseminate cultural wealth. (?) School is becoming a strategic institution for the society that is informational, knowledge-based and engaged in lifelong learning. The core of its existence lies not only in knowledge transfer, but most importantly in teaching the skill of living in a world of multiplicity and informational contradictions as well as in a world of conflict of values and interests. (?) In the new educational context the teacher is assigned the role of a creator and executor of changes in the educational process. (?)Creative and engaged in the transformation processes, the teacher is becoming the pillar of modern school and faces new tasks meant to make school more attractive and equip students with tools necessary to understand the learning society (?) This publication is divided into two parts. The first part depicts the transformations that determine the operation of contemporary school and education. The problems presented magnify the issues of social and educational changes that take place in the contemporary school. It reveals the challenges that a school faces and describes the transformations of its model which facilitate completion of new tasks. The second part depicts matters that pertain to changes and challenges associated with professional activity of a teacher. He/she should organize the didactic-educational process according to the modern principles of education policy and practice as well as effectively fulfill the roles and tasks that lead to creative participation in social life. The teacher should also show young individuals the way to independence and responsibility in seeking and understanding their own place in the world. The articles presented here have been previously published in Polish journals and collective works. They have been elaborated and modified to consider the changing educational realities. The need to compile these papers so that the presented reflections may be synthesized and may encourage continuous exploration and the necessity to improve school operation and teacher activity are beyond dispute. The publication is addressed to all those who are interested in school and teacher activity in a time marked by dynamic social changes. Therefore, the readership is likely to include those who are professionally associated with education ? teachers, school principals, subject instructors, research workers, members of the school supervisory body and educational administrators as well as current and prospective students in teacher training institutions. Due to the social importance of the issues discussed here, the publication may become a source of inspiration to all Readers who are interested in school improvement and pedagogical progress and independently seek innovative solutions in this matter.
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How-to, authoritative guidance for creating a best-in-class fraud prevention and compliance program in any organization Now in a Second Edition, this practical book helps corporate executives and managers understand the full ramifications of good corporate governance and compliance. It covers best practices for establishing a unit to protect the financial integrity of a business; theories and models on how and why fraud occurs in an organization; importance of strong internal controls; major compliance and corporate governance initiatives and milestones since 1985; and more. Complete coverage includes implementation guidance for a robust fraud prevention and compliance program, including sample policies, best practice examples, and a 14-point management antifraud program. Covers fraud risk assessment and prevention guidance Looks at global risk issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act Examines amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Crime Discusses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Explores enterprise risk management key program elements Offers coverage of how fraud and compliance failures contributed to the financial crisis Includes enhanced principles for fraud data mining Presents new cases, checklists and real-world examples, expanded international coverage, and the latest technological tools Shows executives and managers what their responsibilities are regarding fraud prevention, internal controls, and compliance Provides an instructor's website, including a test bank Other titles by Biegelman: Building a World-Class Compliance Program and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook Completely revised and updated, Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control, Second Edition is every manager's best resource for understanding all the complex issues and responsibilities associated with fraud and compliance. Praise for Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance "Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow convert their lifelong experiences and unparalleled knowledge into a concise, well-written book. They provide the essential tools to take aspirational goals for fraud prevention and compliance and build them into concrete and effective programs." --From the Foreword by Bradley J. Bondi, Partner, Caldwater, Wickersham & Taft LLP " Executive Roadmap touches all the bases on corporate fraud. The authors -- both experienced fraud investigators and federal law enforcement agents -- lay out the history and major milestones of corporate fraud, and discuss with precision the key issues facing today's executives and compliance leaders. The book provides a valuable overview for business leaders looking to develop and implement effective compliance programs and instill a culture of integrity in order to help their organizations defeat the challenges posed by today's sophisticated fraudsters. --Jeffrey Eglash, Senior Counsel, Litigation & Legal Policy, GE "Biegelman and Bartow provide great insight into not just how fraud occurs inside of companies, but why . Preventing fraud requires a solid understanding of both, making this book a must read for any executive who is serious about creating the compliance mechanisms and the corporate culture needed for effective fraud prevention." --Aaron G. Murphy, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP "Business leaders would be wise to follow the recommendations in this book. Fraud prevention is more than just creating a set of policies. As the subtitle indicates, it is essential to create a culture of compliance. Empty words accomplish nothing. The authors, both experienced fraud examiners, have spent decades investigating fraud, as well as developing strategies to prevent it. This book is an essential tool in creating an anti-fraud environment in any company." --James D. Ratley, CFE, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners "Biegelman and Bartow's Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control is an essential guide for all who have an interest in eradicating corporate or institutional fraud. Written by experts in detecting and preventing fraud in its myriad forms, this book is a handy source for those who hope to avoid the predicaments that the authors have seen or in managing the crises that arise when the problems cannot be avoided. The new second edition is an indispensable addition to the libraries of internal compliance and legal officers, and forensic accountants." --Joel M. Cohen, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, former New York federal prosecutor and liaison to the French Ministry of Justice and OECD "Biegelman & Bartow's book offers expert guidance to anyone tasked with understanding and tackling fraud in the workplace. Their straightforward approach informs the reader and provides a roadmap and guidance for implementation of an effective fraud mechanism within any organization -- small or large. I plan to provide a copy of the book to my Board of Directors and executive members of management." --Lisanne E. S. Cottington, Compliance Officer, Insight Enterprises, Inc. "This next edition is extremely timely. It covers key topics that any management member needs to know in today's regulatory climate. These authors have used their extensive corporate and government experience to create a practical and easy to understand compliance guide. A superb resource for any executive." --Karen Popp, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP and former federal prosecutor and Associate Counsel to President Clinton "With executives increasingly on the hot seat when corporate compliance issues arise, clear guidance regarding risk areas and best practices is invaluable. Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control containsa timely combination of illustrative stories and practice tips regarding hazards in this complex area. It is a good resource for both corporate executives and the many professionals assisting corporations to prevent or detect fraud and build a culture of legal compliance." --Barb Dawson, partner with focus on internal investigations and business litigation,Snell & Wilmer LLP " Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance is a trulyphenomenal book. Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow have accomplished an incredible achievement: they have flawlessly bridged the chasm between the theoretical/academic and practical/tangible. This is a volume that should not be on the bookshelf of every manager interested in compliance and fraud prevention (which should be every manager); it should be dog-eared and open on the desktop of every such manager! Kudos to Messrs. Biegelman and Bartow!" --William J. Kresse, M.S., J.D., CPA, CFF, CFE; Associate Professor, Graham School of Management; Director, Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption, Saint Xavier University, Chicago "Biegelman and Bartow have again provided an invaluable resource for leaders in the corporate world who have responsibility for fraud, integrity, and compliance. They send a clear message that addressing fraud is a two part process- establishing robust controls and detection measures; and creating a culture of compliance and integrity. This work provides a detailed tour through the world of fraud controls while keeping the importance of culture at the forefront." --Ronald C. Petersen, Executive Director, Global Security, Ally Financial "From the perspective of an ethics and compliance practitioner, Martin Biegelman's and Joel Bartow's new offering is a Thanksgiving feast. Too often, companies and organizations get caught up in the moment, and don't stand back to examine the cultural, organizational and historic reasons that fraud exists. Biegelman and Bartow plow that road, and use their insights to offer invaluable tips in the design of effective anti-fraud programs." --James D. Berg, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Apollo Group Inc. "Biegelmanand Bartowhave indeed produced a functional roadmapfor the executive to follow in fraud prevention and internal control. This book is a great asset for those engaged in the seemingly endless struggle to control fraud. A "must read" for the industry. --Raymond L. Philo, MPA, Executive Director, Economic Crime Institute, Utica College "As if Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control wasn't a powerful enough tool for fraud fighters, now Biegelman and Bartow have added fresh insight and advice to the second edition. With compelling updates on costly internal and external fraud and corruption, together with easy-to-read descriptions of latest fraud-fighting technologies, this is a must-read for fraud examiners, auditors, attorneys and others--whether they've read the first edition or not. --Peter Goldmann, President, White-Collar Crime 101 LLC/FraudAware "Fraud borders on the ubiquitous in contemporary corporate culture. This book provides a rich and comprehensive guide to crafting a state of the art fraud deterrence program. While the book is sure to better equip corporate executives and directors in their fight against fraud, I intend to draw heavily upon its content in educating accounting students who represent the CEO's and CFO's of the future." --Ingrid E. Fisher, PhD, CPA, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Law, The University at Albany-SUNY "The book's exploration of fraud theories ranging from "rotten apple" to the "potato chip" (can't eat just one!), provides useful examination of the psychology of corporate fraud that explains its recurring nature and offers clues to creating a fraud resistant culture." --Zachary W. Carter, Partner and head of the Trial Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
Kamaitachi _ Hosoe Eikoh, Keene Donald, Hijikata Tatsumi Wydawnictwo: Aperture
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Kamaitachi ISBN: 9781597111218 Autor: Hosoe Eikoh, Keene Donald, Hijikata Tatsumi Rok wydania: 2009-10-12 Ilo¶ć stron: 112 Oprawa: twarda Format: 241 x 324 mm Eikoh Hosoe's Kamaitachi , a classic and groundbreaking body of work, was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of one thousand copies. A unique collaboration between photographer Eikoh Hosoe and Tatsumi Hijikata , the founder of ankoku butoh dance, the work documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and the improvisational performance that resulted, made with the participation of local villagers and inspired by the legend of kamaitachi , a weasel-like demon who haunts the rice fields and slashes those he encounters with a sickle. In 2005, in close consultation with the artist, Aperture released a limited-edition facsimile in homage to the original. In this 2009 edition, Aperture is honored to reinterpret this paragon of Japanese bookmaking, which now includes four never-before-published images from the classic Kamaitachi series and a new text by preeminent Japanese scholar Donald Keene, as well as essays by Eikoh Hosoe and Suzo Takiguchi. Aperture is doubly pleased to make this enchanting body of work available, for the first time ever, in an affordable trade edition. This version was painstakingly reworked by renowned graphic artist Ikko Tanaka, designer of the original volume, shortly before his death. Hosoe and Hijikata, who first met in 1959, share the same birthplace: the Tohoku countryside in Northern Japan, where most of the images were made. Hosoe photographed Hijikata's spontaneous interactions with the landscape and the people they encountered. A magnificent and seductive combination of performance and photography, the two artists enact an intense investigation of tradition and an exploration, both personal and symbolic, of Japanese society during a time of massive upheaval and change. In an accompanying personal essay, published here for the first time, Hosoe recounts how he became one of the Beat Generation artists, who were willing to try anything new, and his exploration of how traditional documentary photography and personal expression could be merged into what he describes as "subjective documentary." EIKOH HOSOE (born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 1933) is an integral part of the history of modern Japanese photography; he remains a driving force not only for his own work, but also for his efforts as a teacher and ambassador, fostering artistic exchange between Japan and the rest of the world. Hosoe is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. He lives in Tokyo. DONALD KEENE (essay) is a Columbia University Professor Emeritus and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature. SHUZO TAKIGUCHI (essay, 1903
Barbarian Days Penguin US
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"Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard." - Sports Illustrated §§Barbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.§§Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses-off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.§§Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly-he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui-is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan's travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.§§Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.§§Praise for Barbarian Days :§§"Without a doubt, the finest surf book I've ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild , it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world." -The New York Times Magazine§§"Incandescent . . . I'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . [But] it's also about a writer's life and, even more generally, a quester's life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I've read in a long time." -Los Angeles Times
Highlights of Astronomy Cambridge Univeristy Press
Księgarnia / Cambridge University Press / Astronomia ogólna
Highlights of Astronomy: Volume 14 Autor: Edited by Karel van der HuchtRecording the proceedings of the IAU XXVI General Assembly, this volume of the IAU Highlights of Astronomy covers virtually all aspects of modern astrophysics as discussed by 2400 participants from 73 countries. Notably, the common aspects of astrophysical phenomena known to exist in widely differing interstellar environments is thoroughly examined, providing fertile cross correlation from one specialisation to another. This text highlights the importance of the triennial IAU General Assemblies in bringing together the work of observers and theoreticians in widely different fields, but working towards a common goal: understanding the physics of the Universe. Together with the Proceedings of the IAU Symposia 235-240, this volume examines all of the astrophysics presented at the General Assembly. Spis tre¶ci: Preface Karel A. van der Hucht Part I. Invited Discourses: Part II. Joint Discussions: 1. Particle acceleration - from Solar System to AGN Marian Karlicky and John C. Brown 2. Pulsar emission and related phenomena Werner Becker, Janusz A. Gil and Bronislaw Rudak 3. Solar activity regions and magnetic structure Debi Prasad Choudhary and Michal Sobotka 4. The ultraviolet universe: Stars from birth to death Ana I. Gomez de Castro and Martin A. Barstow 5. Calibrating the top of the stellar M-L relationship Claus Leitherer, Anthony F. J. Moat and Joachim Puls 6. Neutron stars and black holes in star clusters Frederic A. Rasio 7. The Universe at z > 6 Daniel Schaerer and Andrea Ferrara 8. Solar and stellar activity cycles Klaus G. Strassmeier and Alexander Kosovichev 9. Supernovae: One millennium after SN 1006 P. Frank Winkler, Wolfgang Hillebrandt and Brian P. Schmidt 10. Progress in planetary exploration missions Guy J. Consolmagno 11. Pre-solar grains as astrophysical tools Anja C. Andersen and John C. Lattanzio 12. Long wavelength astrophysics T. Joseph W. Lazio and Namir E. Kassim 13. Exploiting large surveys for galactic astronomy Christopher J. Corbally, Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones, Sunetra Giridhar and Thomas H. Lloyd Evans 14. Modeling dense stellar systems Alison I. Sills, Ladislav Subr and Simon F. Portegies Zwart 15. New cosmology results from the Spitzer Space Telescope George Helou and David T. Frayer 16. Nomenclature, precession and new models in fundamental astronomy Nicole Capitaine, Jan Vondrak & James L. Hilton 17. Highlights of recent progress in seismology of the Sun and Sun-like stars John W. Leibacher and Michael J. Thompson Part III. Special Sessions: SpS 1. Large astronomical facilities of the next decade Gerard F. Gilmore and Richard T. Schilizzi SpS 2. Innovation in teaching and learning astronomy methods Rosa M. Ros and Jay M. Pasachoff SpS 3. The Virtual Observatory in action: New science, new technology and next-generation facilities Nicholas A. Walton, Andrew Lawrence & Roy Williams SpS 5. Astronomy for the developing world John B. Hearnshaw and Peter Martinez SpS 6. Astronomical data management Raymond P. Norris SpS 7. Astronomy in Antarctica Michael G. Burton Author index.dla: academic researchers, graduate students isbn9780521896832stron752Data publikacji21/02/2008190 b/w illus. 10 tablesHardback247 x 174 mm
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Caspar Kummer is a composer of unjustly little renown. Held in high esteem by his contemporaries, relatively little information can be found on his life in the leading music dictionaries of today, a fact that stands in stark contrast to his compositional excellence as well as his virtuosity as a flautist. Though Kummer rose to the position of Kapellmeister in the castle chapel of an important German duke in his later years, his creative output failed to reach a similar level of renown after his death in 1870.The music on this collection, constructed around his favourite instrument, goes some way towards doing the composer some justice. There are a number of noticeable highlights here. Von Dir! is a fascinating attempt -- on the performers' part -- at 'making an instrument speak': the original vocal part is interpreted by a lyrical and otherworldly clarinet, which is in constant dialogue with the complementary flute. The challenging Adagio and Variations, meanwhile, requires a mastery of the basset horn (an instrument that, interestingly, was rather out of fashion for much of Kummer's life), pushing the instrument to the upper edge of its range. The final Trio leaves us with a suggestion of the greater stylistic variety within Kummer's work, leaning towards the Romantic rather than the dominant Classical style of the rest of the collection.This exploration of a relatively unknown composer is undertaken by an ensemble who are appearing here for the first time on Brilliant Classics: the Italian Classical Consort, led by multi-instrumentalist Luigi Magistrelli. Even more fittingly, they specialise in performances of the much-neglected Classical and Romantic repertoire, and they are known for their concerts and masterclasses the world over.Other information:.- A World premiere, recorded July 2012, Gallarate and Santo Stefano Ticino, Italy- Caspar Kummer, in his time a virtuoso on several wind instruments (flute, clarinet, basset horn) left an oeuvre of surprisingly high quality and originality, in the romantic tradition of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Spohr: a discovery well worth exploring.- Played with dedicated affection by the "discoverers" of these hidden gems: the Italian Classical Consort, led by virtuoso Luigi Magistrelli.- Booklet contains extensive liner notes on the composer, his music and an artist biographies....
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