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Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers
Joseph Mazur

Princeton University Press, 2014

While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren't available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols , popular math writer Joseph Mazur explains the fascinating history behind the development of our mathematical ...


Enlightening: Letters 1946-1960
Isaiah Berlin

Random House UK, 2009

"People are my landscape," Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. This second volume of Berlin’s letters takes up the story when, after war service in the U.S., he returns to life as an Oxford don. Against the background of post-war austerity, the letters chart years of academic frustration and self-doubt, the intellectual explosion when he moves from philosophy to the history ...


The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Chris Raschka

Candlewick, 2014

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth. Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music is the one thing on Earth most like the stars. Earthlings themselves confused Sun Ra, the way they sorted themselves by color ...


The Right Chemistry: 108 Enlightening, Nutritious, Health-Conscious and Occasionally Bizarre Inquiries into ...
Joe Schwarcz

Doubleday Canada, 2012

A big part of Dr. Joe's job as director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society is persuading people that the pursuit of science knowledge is a potential source of wonder, enlightenment and well-being for everyone. And as a chemist, he's particularly keen to rescue chemistry from the bad rep it's developed over recent decades. There is more to chemistry than toxins, pollution, and "Don't drink that soda--it's full of chemicals."  ...


Enlightening Cinderella Beyond the Prince Charming Fantasy

Innerworks Publishing, 2001

Cinderella, ten years after, sits crying in the castle garden because she is not living happily ever after and doubts if Prince Charming is her soul mate after all. To her surprise Fairy Godmother reappears and the two have a series of meetings where Cinderella learns many truths about herself and relationships. They discuss personal power, how her unfinished business from childhood surfaces in her relationship with the prince, how to build ...


Enlightening the Listener: Contemporary North Indian Classical Vocal Music Performance
Prabha Atre

Coronet Books Inc., 2000

Deals with various aspects of music performance as also persons and institutions involved in "Music Making". Perspective on traditions and includes film music. By a leading vocalist, notes experiences and teaching.Cassette enclosed.


Enlightening the World: Encyclopedia, The Book That Changed the Course of History
Philipp Blom

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2005

In 1777 several of the world's greatest men gathered together to create a book that would champion rationalism, free thinking, and secularism--the Encyclopédie . Such leading minds as Diderot, Rousseau, and Voltaire conceived of a work that would tear down the social order dominated by the Crown and Church, a brave act at a time when heresy could still be punished by death. During the years it took to produce all twenty-seven volumes, the ...


ZEN SECRETS In A Nutshell: Enlightening Insights & Perspectives For Living Mindfully, 2014

ZEN SECRETS In A Nutshell Enlightening Insights & Perspectives For Living Mindfully 2nd Edition - Revised & Expanded 2014 By Zen Psychologist "Dr. Dan" Matzke, PhD This ebook considers key insights and realizations found in the tradition and practice of Zen. These are timeless penetrating perspectives on the nature of being and reality – which have been discovered and re-discovered by seminal thinkers, teachers and open-minded ...


Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan

Cornell University Press, 2010

Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. Dramatically situated on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in the harbor of New York City, the statue has served as a reminder for generations of immigrants of America's long tradition as an asylum for the ...


Enlightening Tales: as Told by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda

Integral Yoga Publications, 2002

This] collection of stories and parables is of immense value and significance for any reader irrespective of age, religion or faith...The book proves the ancient Sanskrit dictum ... "Nothing is purer or more sacred than knowledge."


Enlightening Expositions: Philosophical Expositions of Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha ...

Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation, 2014

A rare sage, who renounced the world before completing 14 years of age and who attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the highest state of Yoga, before He was 20, his Holiness Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal was a renowned Jivanmukta and a scholar par excellence in Tarka and Vedanta. He adorned the sacred Sringeri Sarada Peetam and brought great glory to it during the 35 years of His pontificate as its 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya. The very ...


The Soul Solution: Enlightening Meditations for Resolving Life's Problems
Jonathan Parker

HJ Kramer/New World Library, 2011

Revelatory answers in the search for meaning can seem to be the privilege of only the most evolved, brilliant, or blessed beings. But motivational counselor and teacher Jonathan Parker puts those answers within grasp. His step-by-step soul-solution process addresses that most profound of human quests with techniques that prompt transformational shifts. Refined over Parker’s decades of counseling experience, these meditations and self-guided ...


Life: Enlightening Oneself. (Health, Love, Grounding, Meditation, Happiness, Success, and Nutrition), 2014

An inspirational motivational work that will guide all who read in improving every aspect of their lives by using a holistic wellness approach. Once I learned how my own body was connected with nature, I learned how simple life really can be! Full of inspirational quotes and concluded with a poem.


The Enlightening (The Mackenzie Duncan Series Book 2)

Star Bound Books, 2013

Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam with her, two very hot Werewolves vying for her heart. But her companions aren't her focus. The only thing she can focus on is getting far from her old pack and their murderous ways. Only, she doesn’t just want ...


Enlightening Remarks on Painting (Pacific Asia Museum Monographs Number 1)

Pacific Asia Museum, 1989

Book by Shih-T'ao


Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind: Reflections of a Korean Buddhist Master
Master Jae Woong Kim

Wisdom Publications, 1999

In Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind, Master Jae Woong Kim explains the teachings of The Diamond Sutra, one of the most beloved and profound scriptures in East Asian Buddhism, believed to contain the heart of the Buddha's teachings. Through forthright instruction, allegorical tales, and heartfelt personal stories about his own teacher, Master Kim reveals the technique of surrendering, an accessible practice to help keep the ...


100 Journeys for the Spirit: Sacred*Inspiring*Mysterious*Enlightening

Watkins, 2010

Sacred grounds and even simple landscapes can put us in direct touch with the spirit. From the prehistoric megaliths of Carnac in Brittany to the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran, to the giant medicine wheel at Bighorn, Wyoming, 100 Journeys for the Spirit reveals the mysticism enveloped in these tranquil settings. Accompanying the superb photographs are descriptions of each place, including 25 personal responses from esteemed writers and ...


Enlightening Delilah (The School for Manners Series Book 3)

RosettaBooks, 2014

The third volume of the Regency romance series, The School for Manners, finds the Tribble sisters, Amy and Effie, once again entangled in the machinations of the marriage mart. The formidable but lovable spinsters, who earn their livings by sponsoring young girls and finding them husbands, take on the case of Delilah, a beautiful, mindlessly flirtatious country heiress. What puzzles everyone is why such a beauty is unmarried at 23, and why she ...


The Amazing, Enlightening And Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley
Kim Deitch

Fantagraphics, 2013

Kim Deitch’s first work conceived of and executed as a graphic novel follows the scandalous adventures of a young woman whom an eccentric wants to put in a film serial. This is a story about a girl, born at the beginning of the 20th century. She grows up in a small river town in upstate New York. One day the mysterious Charles Varnay, an eccentric who dresses in the style of an 18th century dandy, comes to town, his sole companion a ...


Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner

Lexington Books, 2007

Enlightening Revolutions_a collection of outstanding essays by highly prominent scholars_examines the different ways in which the relation between politics and philosophy has been understood and enacted over the ages. The volume sheds light on key theoretical and historical issues: the intriguing position and historical influence of medieval Jewish and Islamic rationalism; the advent of modernity in the thought of Machiavelli and Hobbes; the ...



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