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Landscape by Signs

Landscape by Signs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alessandro Bianchi
Editor: Mimesis
ISBN: 8869772942
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Landscape by Signs by Alessandro Bianchi Summary

From architecture to landscape, the step was not short, like the jumping in scale in the perspective perception of spaces. For architecture, the view stopped against a wall, to then enter and capture the space through the category of the Alberti concinnitas. This book contains articles developed for conferences and magazine papers, written over the last fi ve years, and reconstructs a theoretical and design path of the author and his students at the Politecnico di Milano. Landscape representations of the students are presented, the result of a mixed path between personal perception and visualization techniques, including manual drawing, photography, video and photo retouching. The search for new paths can lead to the desperate exaltation of the expressive characters of each of us (perhaps meaningless) or to the laying of new cornerstones of the representation of the future: we need to go beyond the modern to be a frontier, we need to be avant-garde to recognize in a new sign a symbol of our contemporaneity.

Dreams and Dream Stories

Dreams and Dream Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford
Editor: Good Press
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"Dreams and Dream Stories" by Anna Bonus Kingsford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Linguistic Landscapes

Linguistic Landscapes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Peter Backhaus
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847699529
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Linguistic Landscapes is the first comprehensive approach to a largely under-explored sociolinguistic phenomenon: language on signs. Based on an up-to-date review of previous research from various places around the world, the book develops an analytical framework for the systematic analysis of linguistic landscape data. This framework is applied to a sample of 2,444 signs collected in 28 survey areas in central Tokyo. Analytical categories include the languages contained and their combinations, differences between official and nonofficial signs, geographic distribution, availability of translation or transliteration, linguistic idiosyncrasies, and the comparison of older and newer signs, among others. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods, the analysis yields some unique insights about the writers of multilingual signs, their readers, and the languages and scripts in contact. Linguistic Landscapes thus demonstrates that the study of language on signs has much to contribute to research into urban multilingualism, as well as the study of language and society as a whole.

Policing and Contemporary Governance

Policing and Contemporary Governance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Garriott
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137309679
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What is it that police and policing actually do? What are the effects? How are these effects mediated and experienced by different people at different times and in different contexts? This volume draws attention to the centrality of police and policing to the project of governance and the experience of being human in the contemporary world.

The Underneath of Things

The Underneath of Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mariane C. Ferme
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520925717
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The Underneath of Things by Mariane C. Ferme Summary

In this erudite and gracefully written ethnography, Mariane Ferme explores the links between a violent historical and political legacy, and the production of secrecy in everyday material culture. The focus is on Mende-speaking southeastern Sierra Leone and the surrounding region. Since 1990, this area has been ravaged by a civil war that produced population displacements and regional instability. The Underneath of Things documents the rural impact of the progressive collapse of the Sierra Leonean state in the past several decades, and seeks to understand how an even earlier history is reinscribed in the present.


Glossolalia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Dabbene
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469117348
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Glossolalia is a compendium of 35 short stories, taking on genres from short comedy to science fiction, and from political satire to "literary" fiction and horror. A turn of the 21st century detective seeks a sense of purpose and a new start. A modern magician finds peace in a recorded voice from the past. A trucker gets a warning along with his meal at a truck stop diner. The brightest lights of stage and screen engage in a secret mission to save Hollywood. A young woman is taken for a ride at her new job, courtesy of political correctness. Germans and Russians compete in an escalating animal war during World War II. A reenactor sees history come to life on the battlefield at Gettysburg. A young Cuban man seeks escape to America on the high seas. A father tinkers with the genetic coding of his boys to give them a chance at succeeding where he has failed. These stories, and many more, await the reader of Glossolalia.

Geographies of Nature

Geographies of Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Hinchliffe
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607490
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"An exemplary introduction to cutting edge work on the geographies of nature. Intellectually demanding, clearly written and empirically rich, this is a book that deserves a wide readership within and beyond the geographical discipline." - Sarah J. Whatmore, Oxford University Centre for the Environment Geographies of Nature introduces readers to conventional understandings of nature - realist, environmental, constructivist - while examining alternative accounts from different disciplines where nature resists easy classification. Accessibly written, it demonstrates how recent thinking has urgent relevance and impact on the ways in which we approach environmental problems. The text: Makes concepts like 'environment', 'conservation', and 'sustainability' accessible and applicable with the extensive use of case studies. Uses text boxes to introduce readers to debates and ideas. Grounds the reader and proceeds to the explanation of more complex arguments progressively. Geographies of Nature presents a new kind of environmental analysis, one that refuses to view nature as wholly separate to the human and nonhuman practices through which it is constantly made and remade.

Archaeology of Religion

Archaeology of Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon R Steadman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315433877
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Archaeology of Religion by Sharon R Steadman Summary

Steadman fills an empty niche in the offerings on how archaeology interprets past religions with this useful textbook. The book includes case studies from around the world, from the study of Upper Paleolithic religions and of shamans in foraging societies to formal religious structures in advanced complex societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and the Andes. Steadman also includes key contemporary religions—Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, among others—to provide an historical and comparative context. This is an ideal text for a archaeology of religion courses and classes that include a significant component on “past religions,” as well as an excellent guide for general readers.

Sing with the Heart of a Bear

Sing with the Heart of a Bear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Lincoln
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520922956
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Sing with the Heart of a Bear by Kenneth Lincoln Summary

Examining contemporary poetry by way of ethnicity and gender, Kenneth Lincoln tracks the Renaissance invention of the Wild Man and the recurrent Adamic myth of the lost Garden. He discusses the first anthology of American Indian verse, The Path on the Rainbow (1918), which opened Jorge Luis Borges' university surveys of American literature, to thirty-five contemporary Indian poets who speak to, with, and against American mainstream bards. From Whitman's free verse, through the Greenwich Village Renaissance (sandwiched between the world wars) and the post-apocalyptic Beat incantations, to transglobal questions of tribe and verse at the century's close, Lincoln shows where we mine the mother lode of New World voices, what distinguishes American verse, which tales our poets sing and what inflections we hear in the rhythms, pitches, and parsings of native lines. Lincoln presents the Lakota concept of "singing with the heart of a bear" as poetry which moves through an artist. He argues for a fusion of estranged cultures, tribal and émigré, margin and mainstream, in detailing the ethnopoetics of Native American translation and the growing modernist concern for a "native" sense of the "makings" of American verse. This fascinating work represents a major new effort in understanding American and Native American literature, spirituality, and culture.

The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life

The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Homer Eon Flint
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147321646X
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The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life by Homer Eon Flint Summary

Two worlds with very different futures for humanity... In The Lord of Death, four scientists, aided by reverse-magnetism, travel to a dead planet where they discover that one human's lust for power destroyed all life there-except for him. In suspended animation, he awaits the newcomers. In The Queen of Life, the scientists travel to a planet encased in a glass sphere to protect the overpopulated planet from the sun's radiation. Conflict leads to a riot.

The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941

The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Dixon,Christopher Lee
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857288165
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This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars. While Hurley is best known today as a photographer and film maker, there is another source, so far little known to the public, which also gives us a startling sense of the presence of the past – his voluminous manuscript diaries, which have survived years of world travel and are now carefully preserved in the archives of the National Library of Australia in Canberra and the Mitchell Library in Sydney. This illustrated edition of his diaries presents Frank Hurley in his own words, explores his testimony to these significant events, and reviews the part he played in imagining them for an international public.

Choreographies of Landscape

Choreographies of Landscape Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Ann Ness
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785331175
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As an international ecotourism destination, Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of climbers, sightseers, and other visitors from around the world annually, all of whom are afforded dramatic experiences of the natural world. This original and cross-disciplinary book offers an ethnographic and performative study of Yosemite visitors in order to understand human connection with and within natural landscapes. By grounding a novel “eco-semiotic” analysis in the lived reality of parkgoers, it forges surprising connections, assembling a collective account that will be of interest to disciplines ranging from performance studies to cultural geography.

Conversing by Signs

Conversing by Signs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Blair St. George
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807864714
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The people of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape--a world where familiars invaded bodies without warning, witches passed with ease through locked doors, and houses blew down in gusts of angry, providential wind. Meaning, Robert St. George argues, was layered, often indirect, and inextricably intertwined with memory, apprehension, and imagination. By exploring the linkages between such cultural expressions as seventeenth-century farmsteads, witchcraft narratives, eighteenth-century crowd violence, and popular portraits of New England Federalists, St. George demonstrates that in early New England, things mattered as much as words in the shaping of metaphor. These forms of cultural representation--architecture and gravestones, metaphysical poetry and sermons, popular religion and labor politics--are connected through what St. George calls a 'poetics of implication.' Words, objects, and actions, referentially interdependent, demonstrate the continued resilience and power of seventeenth-century popular culture throughout the eighteenth century. Illuminating their interconnectedness, St. George calls into question the actual impact of the so-called Enlightenment, suggesting just how long a shadow the colonial climate of fear and inner instability cast over the warm glow of the early national period.

The Death of Character

The Death of Character Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elinor Fuchs
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253113474
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The Death of Character by Elinor Fuchs Summary

"Extremely well written, and exceedingly well informed, this is a work that opens a variety of important questions in sophisticated and theoretically nuanced ways. It is hard to imagine a better tour guide than Fuchs for a trip through the last thirty years of, as she puts it, what we used to call the 'avant-garde.'" —Essays in Theatre ". . . an insightful set of theoretical 'takes' on how to think about theatre before and theatre after modernism." —Theatre Journal "In short, for those who never experienced a 'postmodern swoon,' Elinor Fuchs is an excellent informant." —Performing Arts Journal ". . . a thoughtful, highly readable contribution to the evolving literature on theatre and postmodernism." —Modern Drama "A work of bold theoretical ambition and exceptional critical intelligence. . . . Fuchs combines mastery of contemporary cultural theory with a long and full participation in American theater culture: the result is a long-needed, long-awaited elaboration of a new theatrical paradigm." —Una Chaudhuri, New York University "What makes this book exceptional is Fuchs' acute rehearsal of the stranger unnerving events of the last generation that have—in the cross-reflections of theory—determined our thinking about theater. She seems to have seen and absorbed them all." —Herbert Blau, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee "Surveying the extraordinary scene of the postmodern American theater, Fuchs boldly frames key issues of subjectivity and performance with the keenest of critical eyes for the compelling image and the telling gesture." —Joseph Roach, Tulane University " . . . Fuchs makes an exceptionally lucid and eloquent case for the value and contradictions in postmodern theater." —Alice Rayner, Stanford University "Arguably the most accessible yet learned road map to what remains for many impenetrable territoryan obligatory addition to all academic libraries serving upper-division undertgraduates and above." —Choice "A systematic, comprehensive and historically-minded assessment of what, precisely, 'post-modern theatre' is, anyway." —American Theatre In this engrossing study, Elinor Fuchs explores the multiple worlds of theater after modernism. While The Death of Character engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory, Elinor Fuchs always speaks as an active theater critic. Nine of her Village Voice and American Theatre essays conclude the volume. They give an immediate, vivid account of contemporary theater and theatrical culture written from the front of rapid cultural change.

Landscapes of Leisure

Landscapes of Leisure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Gammon,S. Elkington
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137428538
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Landscapes of Leisure by S. Gammon,S. Elkington Summary

This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities.

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. Gorter,H. F. Marten,L. Van Mensel
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230360238
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Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape by D. Gorter,H. F. Marten,L. Van Mensel Summary

Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the 'same old issues' of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

The New Strategic Landscape

The New Strategic Landscape Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Verity
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113728336X
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The New Strategic Landscape by Julie Verity Summary

The business challenges of organizations are increasingly complex; strategists need a rich choice of approaches in order to respond. Too few strategy models challenge the dominate paradigm of rational analysis, choice maximisation and planned implementation. This rich collection from an eclectic group of strategists provides alternatives.

Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Forrest Clingerman,Mark H. Dixon
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317080416
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Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics by Forrest Clingerman,Mark H. Dixon Summary

The natural world has been "humanized": even areas thought to be wilderness bear the marks of human impact. But this human impact is not simply physical. At the emergence of the environmental movement, the focus was on human effects on "nature." More recently, however, the complexity of the term "nature" has led to fruitful debates and the recognition of how human individuals and cultures interpret their environments. This book furthers the dialogue on religion, ethics, and the environment by exploring three interrelated concepts: to recreate, to replace, and to restore. Through interdisciplinary dialogue the authors illuminate certain unique dimensions at the crossroads between finding value, creating value, and reflecting on one's place in the world. Each of these terms has diverse religious, ethical, and scientific connotations. Each converges on the ways in which humans both think about and act upon their surroundings. And each radically questions the damaging conceptual divisions between nature and culture, human and environment, and scientific explanation and religious/ethical understanding. This book self-consciously reflects on the intersections of environmental philosophy, environmental theology, and religion and ecology, stressing the importance of how place interprets us and how we interpret place. In addition to its contribution to environmental philosophy, this work is a unique volume in its serious engagement with theology and religious studies on the issues of ecological restoration and the meaning of place.

Kings and Sorcerers Bundle (Books 4, 5 and 6)

Kings and Sorcerers Bundle (Books 4, 5 and 6) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morgan Rice
Editor: Morgan Rice
ISBN: 1632915766
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“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.” --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons) A bundle of books #4 (A FORGE OF VALOR), #5 (A REALM OF SHADOWS) and #6 (NIGHT OF THE BOLD) in Morgan Rice’s #1 Bestselling fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising 6 books. The series begins with RISE OF THE DRAGONS (Book #1), a free download on Amazon with over 500 five star reviews! In A FORGE OF VALOR, Kyra slowly returns from the verge of death, healed by Kyle’s love and mysterious power. As he sacrifices for her, she regains her strength—yet not without a price. She presses Alva for the secret of her lineage, and he finally reveals all about her mother. Aidan, Motley at his side, strives to rescue his father, trapped in the perilous capital, while in the far corner of the kingdom, Merk, amazed by what he discovers in the Tower of Ur, braces himself against a massive troll invasion. Dierdre finds herself facing a full-fledged Pandesian invasion in her embattled city of Ur. In A REALM OF SHADOWS, Kyra finds herself in the midst of a burning capital, attacked by a host of dragons, clinging for life. With her beloved homeland destroyed, The Flames down and the trolls pouring in, Kyra must urgently quest to Marda to retrieve the magic weapon before it is too late—even if it takes her into the very heart of darkness. Duncan finds himself trapped, with the others, in the burning capital, and he uses all his wits to find his men, attempt escape, and rally his forces to regroup and attack Pandesia. Across the kingdom, Merk sails with King Tarnis’ daughter through the Bay of Death as they abandon the Tower of Kos and sail for the warrior isle of Knossos. In NIGHT OF THE BOLD, Kyra must find a way to free herself from Marda and return to Escalon with the Staff of Truth. If she does, awaiting her will be the most epic battle of her life, as she will need to face off against Ra’s armies, a nation of trolls, and a flock of dragons. If her powers, and the weapon, are strong enough, her mother awaits her, ready to reveal the secrets of her destiny, and of her birth. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, KINGS AND SORCERERS is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that appeals to all ages and genders.

Lawn and Residential Landscape Pest Control

Lawn and Residential Landscape Pest Control Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Cohen,Mary Louise Flint,Nila Hines
Editor: UCANR Publications
ISBN: 160107560X
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