Download or read book Classifying the Cosmos PDF or another Format written by Steven J. Dick and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-03-21 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, astronomers have rapidly discovered countless celestial objects. But how does one make sense of it all? Astronomer and former NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick brings order to this menagerie by defining 82 classes of astronomical objects, which he places in a beginner-friendly system known as "Astronomy’s Three Kingdoms.” Rather than concentrating on technicalities, this system focuses on the history of each object, the nature of its discovery, and our current knowledge about it. The ensuing book can therefore be read on at least two levels. On one level, it is an illustrated guide to various types of astronomical wonders. On another level, it is considerably more: the first comprehensive classification system to cover all celestial objects in a consistent manner. Accompanying each spread are spectacular historical and modern images. The result is a pedagogical tour-de-force, whereby readers can easily master astronomy’s three realms of planets, stars, and galaxies.
Download or read book The Truth of Myth PDF or another Format written by Tok Thompson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Truth of Myth is a thorough and accessible introduction to the study of myth, surveying the intellectual history of the topic, methods for studying myth cross-culturally, and emerging trends. Readers will encounter insightful commentaries on such questions as: What is the relation of mythology to religion? To science? To popular culture? Did the events recounted in myths actually occur? Why does the term "myth" have so many contradictory definitions and connotations? Offering serious students with an intellectual "toolkit" for launching into this fascinating field, the book is especially useful in conjunction with case studies of individual mythological traditions.
Download or read book Creating the Universe PDF or another Format written by Eric Huntington and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2019-01-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buddhist representations of the cosmos across nearly two thousand years of history in Tibet, Nepal, and India show that cosmology is a rich language for the expression of diverse religious ideas, with cosmological thinking at the center of Buddhist thought, art, and practice. In�Creating the Universe,�Eric Huntington presents examples of visual art and architecture, primary texts, ritual ideologies, and material practices�accompanied by extensive explanatory diagrams�to reveal the immense complexity of cosmological thinking in Himalayan Buddhism. Employing comparisons across function, medium, culture, and history, he exposes cosmology as a fundamental mode of engagement with numerous aspects of religion, from preliminary lessons to the highest rituals for enlightenment. This wide-ranging work will interest scholars and students of many fields, including Buddhist studies, religious studies, art history, and area studies.
Download or read book Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Classification Made Relevant PDF or another Format written by Jules J. Berman and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classification Made Relevant explains how classifications and ontologies are designed, and how they are used to analyze scientific information. It is through our description of the relationships among classes of objects that we are able to simplify knowledge and explore the ways in which individual classified objects behave. The book begins by describing the fundamentals of classification and leads up to a description of how computer scientists use object-oriented programming languages to model classifications and ontologies. Numerous examples are chosen from the Classification of Life, the Periodic Table of the Elements, and the symmetry relationships contained within the Classification Theorem of Finite Simple Groups. When these three classifications are tied together, they provide a relational hierarchy connecting all of the natural sciences. This book is intended to reach a multidisciplinary audience of students and professionals working in the data sciences, the library sciences, and all of the STEM sciences. The chapters introduce and describe general concepts that can be understood by any intelligent reader. With each new concept, there follow practical examples selected from various scientific disciplines. In these cases, technical points and specialized vocabulary are linked to glossary items, where the item is clarified and expanded. Technical terms in the data sciences often have different meanings, depending on the reader's specific discipline. The word “ontology has so many meanings, it has become meaningless. Skeptics can google on the word “ontology to quickly confirm the inchoate status of this subject. In such cases, the glossary describes the different way the term has been used and will clarify its meaning within the book's context. For the benefit of computer scientists, the glossary contains short scripts written in Perl or Python or Ruby. Non-programmers will be spared from reading computer code, without missing out on the concepts covered in each chapter. By using the glossary links, every reader experiences a version of this book tailored to their personal needs and preferences. Explains the theory and the practice of classification. Emphasizes the importance of classifications and ontologies to the modern fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Includes numerous real-world examples demonstrating how bad construction technique can destroy the value of classifications and ontologies Explains how we define and understand the relationships among the classes within a classification, and how the properties of a class are inherited by its subclasses. Describes ontologies, and how they differ from classifications. Explains those conditions under which ontologies are useful. Explains how statements of meaning are properly expressed as triples. Shows how triples can be specified by popular semantic languages. Explains how triplestores (large collections of triples) can be usefully linked to classifications and ontologies. Demonstrates how classifications, ontologies, and triplestores are modeled by modern object-oriented languages.
Download or read book This World, Other Worlds PDF or another Format written by María Cátedra Tomás and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1992-11-15 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Vaqueiros de Alzada, a cattle-herding people in the Asturian mountains of Spain, have one of the highest suicide rates in Europe—and an attitude toward death that gives this statistic unusual meaning. This World, Other Worlds considers death among the Vaqueiros as a central cultural fact which reveals local ideas about the origin and destiny of humans, the relations of humans and animals, the configuration of the universe, and the nature of society. Interested chiefly in the conceptual and meaningful aspects of death, María Cátedra focuses on the cultural resources with which the Vaqueiros confront their own mortality—how they experience death and what this reveals about the way they see this world and other worlds. Applying sensitive ethnographic insight to a rich body of oral testimony, Cátedra discloses an unsuspected symbolic universe native to the Vaqueiros. Death is seen here in close, coherent relation to pain, age, and suffering; sickness and suicide, one must understand the cultural valuation of different ways of dying and the conditions under which suicides take place. To understand what it means to be a Vaqueiro is to understand how suicide can be perceived by a people as acceptable. A groundbreaking work in European ethnography, This World, Other Worlds takes symbolic analysis to a new level. In its illumination of local conceptions of death, grace, and sainthood, the book also makes a substantial contribution to the anthropology of religion.
Classified Index of Decisions of the Regional Directors of the National Labor Relations Board in Representation Proceedings
Release Date : 1977
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077150848
Pages : 716 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Classified Index of Decisions of the Regional Directors of the National Labor Relations Board in Representation Proceedings PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 716 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Magmas, Rocks and Planetary Development PDF or another Format written by Eric A. K. Middlemost and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The variety of volcanic activity in the Solar System is widely recognised, yet the majestic sequences of magmatic processes that operate within an active planet are much less well known. Providing an exposition of igneous rocks, magmas and volcanic erupsions, this book brings together magnetic and volcanic data from different tectonic settings, and planets, with explanations of how they fit together. It systematically examines composition, origin and evolution of common igneous rocks, yet also examines a variety of rare magnetic rocks that play a crucial role in the global magma/igneous rock system.
Download or read book Cosmos PDF or another Format written by Alexander von Humboldt and published by . This book was released on 1858 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : United States. Court of International Trade
Release Date : 1991
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079436575
Pages : pages
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Download or read book United States Court of International Trade Reports PDF or another Format written by United States. Court of International Trade and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Chaos and Cosmos PDF or another Format written by Karen Lang and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing in 1940, the prominent German art historian Erwin Panofsky asked, How, then, is it possible to build up art history as a respectable scholarly discipline, if its objects come into being by an irrational and subjective process?" In Chaos and Cosmos, Karen Lang addresses the power of art to resist the pressures of the transcendental vantage point-history. Uncovering the intellectual and cultural richness of the early years of academic art history in Germany—the period from the 1880s to 1940—she explores various attempts within art history to transform aesthetic phenomena—chaos—into the cosmos of a systematic, unified field of inquiry. Lang starts by examining Panofsky's approach to aesthetic phenomena in his early theoretical essays alongside Ernst Cassirer's contemporaneous publications on the substance and function of scientific concepts (and on Einstein's theory of relativity). She then turns to the subject of aesthetic judgment through a rereading of Kantian subjectivity and Kant's uneasy legacy in art history. From here, Lang considers the different organizing theories of symbolic form proposed by Aby Warburg and Cassirer, as well as Goethe's inspiration for both; Alois Riegl's notion of age value and Walter Benjamin's conceptions of the aura; concluding with an extended examination of objectivity and the figure of the art connoisseur. Extensively illustrated with works of art from the Enlightenment to the present day, this venturesome book illuminates an intellectual legacy that has profoundly shaped the study of the history of art in ways that have, until now, been largely unacknowledged. Addressing the interplay of chaos and cosmos in terms of history, art history, philosophy, and epistemology, Lang traces shifts in point of view in art history and the way these shifts change aesthetic objects into historical objects, and even objects of knowledge.
Download or read book Discovery and Classification in Astronomy PDF or another Format written by Steven J. Dick and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-09-09 with total page 475 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book shows that astronomical discovery is a complex and ongoing process comprising various stages of research, interpretation and understanding.
Download or read book Large-scale Structures in the Universe PDF or another Format written by Waltraut Carola Seitter and published by Springer Verlag. This book was released on 1988 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Classifying the Universe PDF or another Format written by Ali Smith and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1994 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to analyze why India's caste system has authoritatively endured for so long, this path-breaking text provides, for the first time anywhere, an exhaustive analysis of the historical predecessor to caste: the ancient Indian varna system as it was laid out in the Vedic literature. Presenting a revisionist overview of the way the religion of the Veda is to be understood, Classifying the Universe demonstrates that social classes were systematically reduplicated in taxonomies that organized the universe as a whole. The classification of society, in which some groups were accorded rights and privileges withheld from others, could thus be represented as part of a primordial and universally applicable order of things. Social hierarchy, argues the author, was in this way subtly but powerfully justified by recourse to other realms of the cosmos that were similarly ordered, and this essentially religious understanding of varna is the key to comprehending the Vedic world-view in all its complexity, and the persistence of its power in the social realm.
Author : Garrison Clifford Gibson
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2017-07-04
ISBN 10 : 9781105915291
Pages : 510 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (15 users)
Download or read book Creation and Cosmos - The Literal Values of Genesis PDF or another Format written by Garrison Clifford Gibson and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are many questions that intelligent people have about the Bible, science and evolution theory. Finding intelligent answers is difficult. The problem is that specialization is required in the sciences, in philosophy and theology, so people tend to pick one and disregard the others. There aren't so many people that consider all three fields with much depth of understanding. I made a try at that and wrote a book that is free to download. It is not only difficult to understand all three fields, it is difficult to select what should be written about, and difficult to write well. I didn't by any means cover everything; there is lots to cover.
Download or read book The Secret Faith of Maestre Honoratus PDF or another Format written by Maud Kozodoy and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2015-07-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until the summer of 1391, when anti-Jewish riots spread across the Iberian peninsula, the person subsequently known as Honoratus de Bonafide, a Christian physician and astrologer at the court of King Joan I of Aragon, had been the Jew Profayt Duran of Perpignan. The precise details of Duran's conversion are lost to us. We do know, however, that like many other conversos, he began to conduct his professional and public life as a Christian even as he rejected that new identity in private. What is extraordinary in his case is that instead of quietly making his individual way, he began to write works in Hebrew—including anti-Christian polemics—that revealed his intense inner commitment to remaining a Jew. Forced to reconceptualize Judaism under the pressures of his life as a converso, Duran elevated the principle of inner "intention" above that of ritual observance as the test of Jewish identity, ultimately claiming that the end purposes of Judaism can be attained through the study, memorization, and contemplation of the Hebrew Bible. Duran also conceived of Judaism as a profoundly rational religion, with a proud heritage of scientific learning; the interplay between scientific knowledge and Jewish identity took on a central role in his works. Drawing on archival sources as well as published and unpublished manuscripts, Maud Kozodoy marshals rarely examined facts about the consumption and transmission of the sciences between the medieval and early modern periods to illuminate the thought—and the faith—of one of Jewish history's most enigmatic and fascinating figures.
Download or read book SEC Docket PDF or another Format written by United States. Securities and Exchange Commission and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: