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The Voyage of the Golden Rule: An Experiment with Truth

by Albert Bigelow

In late March of 1958 four men set sail in a thirty-foot ketch, the Golden Rule, for the nuclear-bomb-testing area in the Marshall Islands. Their sailing was a non-violent protest to the continuation of such tests—tests which could threaten present and future generations with the deadly effects of fallout.Albert Bigelow, master and captain of the Golden Rule, has written a full and articulate account of this project—the reasons behind the sailing, his own difficult personal decision, the two voyages from San Pedro, California, and the government’s opposition that resulted in the imprisonment of captain and crew in Hawaii. He also gives a record of the navigational details of the voyage, including their difficulties in a storm the Coast Guard described as “one of the worst in twenty years.” The reader is given a clear understanding of the theory of non-violence and the author describes some of the other efforts made by the Committee for Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons and by the crew who later sailed another vessel, the Phoenix, right into the testing area.First published in 1959, THE VOYAGE OF THE GOLDEN RULE is an honest and inspiring record of a remarkable voyage and the men who made it. It is an important account of a noble action, one which focused the attention of the world and its governments on a problem that must be solved immediately if mankind is to survive. Above all, it is a calm and eloquent plea for peace on earth by a man who felt that it was “time to do something about peace, not just talk about peace.”

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections: Thriving Children, Confident Staff

by Mr Julian Grenier

Shortlisted for Best Professional Book by Nursery World Awards 2017! The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the “Ofsted monster” to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it’s time to do what’s right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners. “We had our Ofsted Inspection on May 31st and achieved an Outstanding grade which we are very proud of, as you might imagine! I used Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections to focus my thoughts when preparing for the inspection and I am sure it was a contributory factor in our grade.” -Wendy Taylor, Nursery Manager, Acorns Nursery Julian Grenier will be discussing ideas from Successful Early Years Oftsed Inspections in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections: Thriving Children, Confident Staff

by Mr Julian Grenier

The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the "Ofsted monster" to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it's time to do what's right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted's new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a 'tick-box' approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners.

Sectarianism and Orestes Brownson in the American Religious Marketplace

by Ángel Cortés

This book reveals the origins of the American religious marketplace by examining the life and work of reformer and journalist Orestes Brownson (1803-1876). Grounded in a wide variety of sources, including personal correspondence, journalistic essays, book reviews, and speeches, this work argues that religious sectarianism profoundly shaped participants in the religious marketplace. Brownson is emblematic of this dynamic because he changed his religious identity seven times over a quarter of a century. Throughout, Brownson waged a war of words opposing religious sectarianism. By the 1840s, however, a corrosive intellectual environment transformed Brownson into an arch religious sectarian. The book ends with a consideration of several explanations for Brownson’s religious mobility, emphasizing the goad of sectarianism as the most salient catalyst for change.

Grundlagen der elektromagnetischen Feldtheorie: Maxwellgleichungen, Lösungsmethoden und Anwendungen

by Harald Klingbeil

Die Konzeption und Stoffauswahl dieser Einführung in die mathematischen Grundlagen der elektromagnetischen Feldtheorie stellt die Verbindung zwischen Elektrotechnik, Mathematik und Physik her. Umfassend, mathematisch präzise und dennoch leicht verständlich gelingt dem Leser mit Hilfe dieses Buchs der behutsame Einstieg in die Tensoranalysis und die Grundlagen der speziellen Relativitätstheorie sowie in die invariante Darstellung der Maxwellgleichungen.

Artificial General Intelligence: 11th International Conference, AGI 2018, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-25, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10999)

by Ben Goertzel Matthew Iklé Arthur Franz Rafal Rzepka

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2018, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2018. The 19 regular papers and 10 poster papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. The conference encourage interdisciplinary research based on different understandings of intelligence, and exploring different approaches. As the AI field becomes increasingly commercialized and well accepted, maintaining and emphasizing a coherent focus on the AGI goals at the heart of the field remains more critical than ever.

Study of the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Sector for the LHC

by Rafael Delgado López

In this dissertation, we revisit the prospects of a strongly interacting theory for the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Sector of the Standard Model, after the discovery of a Higgs-like boson at 125GeV. As the LHC constrains new phenomena near the Higgs mass, it is natural to assume that the new scale is of order 1TeV. This mass gap might indicate strongly interacting new physics. This work is of quite general validity and model independence. With only a few parameters at the Lagrangian level, multiple channels (possibly with new physics resonances) are describable, and many BSM theories can be treated. It will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers, and is accessible to newcomers in the field. Many calculations are given in full detail and there are ample graphical illustrations.

PRICAI 2018: 15th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing, China, August 28–31, 2018, Proceedings, Part I (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11012)

by Xin Geng Byeong-Ho Kang

This two-volume set, LNAI 11012 and 11013, constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 15th Pacific Rim Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2018, held in Nanjing, China, in August 2018.The 82 full papers and 58 short papers presented in these volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 382 submissions. PRICAI covers a wide range of topics such as AI theories, technologies and their applications in the areas of social and economic importance for countries in the Pacific Rim.

Paul Rogers: With a Foreword by Jenny Pearce (Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice #21)

by Paul Rogers

This book brings together a collection of writings over the past half century from Professor Paul Rogers. As a leading peace researcher he has gained an international reputation for the critical, independent and rigorous analysis of international security and the underlying causes of global conflict. His work on the responses to 9/11 and the continuing failure of the war on terror, in particular, has shown prescience that has attracted widespread attention. Moreover, he has coupled his academic analysis with a determination to communicate widely beyond the university environment. With many thousands of radio and television interviews, hundreds of public lectures and a world-wide following for his web publishing, this extramural engagement consistently seeks to raise the level of public debate on international security issues.- Provides a radically different perspective on global security, based on 50 years of analysis- Uniquely integrates economic, environmental and security analysis into a single overview- Cogently demonstrates the urgent need to rethink our entire approach to global security

The History of Research on Chemical Periodic Processes (SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology)

by Alexander Pechenkin

This book offers a survey of the historic development of selected areas of chemistry and chemical physics, discussing in detail the European, American and Russian approaches to the development of chemistry. Other key topics include the kinetics and non-linear thermodynamics of chemical reactions and mathematical modeling, which have found new applications in the theory of dynamical systems. The first observations of the periodicity of chemical reactions were lost in the mist of time. In the second half of the 19th century, the phenomenon of chemical periodicity was studied in relation to electrochemistry, solutions and colloids. Discovered in the late 19th century, Liesegang rings are still enigmatic and remain attractive for researchers. However, the discovery of the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction marked the successful culmination of the efforts to find a true chemical oscillatory reaction. The book investigates chemical phenomena that were neglected in the past, but have been rediscovered, placing them into a new conceptual framework. For example, it notes that William Bray, who discovered the first oscillatory homogeneous reaction in 1921, was influenced by the first bio-mathematicians who predicted chemical oscillations in homogeneous systems.

Nonmarket Strategy in Business Organizations: A Global Assessment

by John A. Parnell

This book explores nonmarket strategy (NMS) in firms by invoking economic, political and philosophical perspectives. Featuring data from the USA, the UK, India, China, Mexico and other countries, the author links NMS to economic freedom, regional development, corruption and other national factors. Nonmarket strategy (NMS) refers to any part of a firm’s strategy that seeks to generate superior performance through means not directly associated with market activity, such as lobbying legislators, colluding with rivals to erect industry entry barriers and pursuing direct business-government partnerships. Decades ago, nonmarket factors comprised a minor, peripheral consideration in organizational strategy. Today, NMS is central to strategy development and execution. This phenomenon is driven by both corruption in emerging economies and cronyism in the developed world. Scholarly interest in NMS continues to increase and while much is known about the topic, some core questions still remain such as: Are there different drivers for and implications of proactive NMS versus defensive NMS? How do national environments influence firm decisions to pursue NMS? The data presented in the book explores many of these questions. Providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary analysis that includes elements of management, economics, philosophy and social sciences, this book is beneficial for scholars, practitioners, students, academics and policy makers interested in NMS.

DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogeny

by Subrata Trivedi Sankar K. Ghosh Hasibur Rehman Shalini Saggu Chellasamy Panneerselvam

This book includes a multitude of aspects of DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny along with some case studies which will be beneficial to researchers and academics around the globe in a total of 27 chapters. Bioinformatics is an important part of DNA barcoding and the concept of R in DNA Barcoding is a very recent development. This book contains a full chapter devoted to this very important topic. Further areas where DNA barcoding can be applied are: management of invasive alien species, plant animal interactions, forensic botany, clinical microbiology especially in relation to infection management, DNA database management, among others. This book also includes very useful information related to the DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of microbes, aquatic plants, algae, mosquitoes, elasmobranchs, fishes, reptiles, birds and ruminant mammals. Some unique case studies describe DNA barcoding of reptiles dwelling in Saudi Arabian deserts, DNA barcoding of a high altitude medicinal plant, genetic variation studies in both wild and hatchery populations of Anabas testudineus, DNA Barcoding and molecular phylogeny of Ichthyoplankton and juvenile fishes of Kuantan River in Malaysia.

Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939 (Palgrave Gothic)

by James Machin

This book is the first study of how ‘weird fiction’ emerged from Victorian supernatural literature, abandoning the more conventional Gothic horrors of the past for the contemporary weird tale. It investigates the careers and fiction of a range of the British writers who inspired H. P. Lovecraft, such as Arthur Machen, M. P. Shiel, and John Buchan, to shed light on the tensions between ‘literary’ and ‘genre’ fiction that continue to this day. Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939 focuses on the key literary and cultural contexts of weird fiction of the period, including Decadence, paganism, and the occult, and discusses how these later impacted on the seminal American pulp magazine Weird Tales. This ground-breaking book will appeal to scholars of weird, horror and Gothic fiction, genre studies, Decadence, popular fiction, the occult, and Fin-de-Siècle cultural history.

Protestantism in Xiamen: Then and Now (Global Diversities)

by Chris White

This interdisciplinary volume represents the first comprehensive English-language analysis of the development of Protestant Christianity in Xiamen from the nineteenth century to the present. This important regional study is particularly revealing due to the unbroken history of Sino-Christian interactions in Xiamen and the extensive ties that its churches have maintained with global missions and overseas Chinese Christians. Its authors draw upon a wide range of foreign missionary and Chinese official archives, local Xiamen church publications, and fieldwork data to historicize the Protestant experience in the region. Further, the local Christians’ stories demonstrate a form of sociocultural, religious and political imagination that puts into question the Euro-American model of Christendom and the Chinese Communist-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement. It addresses the localization of Christianity, the reinvention of local Chinese Protestant identity and heritage, and the Protestants’ engagement with the society at large. The empirical findings and analytical insights of this collection will appeal to scholars of religion, sociology and Chinese history.

Representations of Loss in Irish Literature (New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature)

by Eugene O'Brien Deirdre Flynn

This is the first book on Irish literature to focus on the theme of loss, and how it is represented in Irish writing. It focuses on how literature is ideally suited to expressions and understanding of the nature of loss, given its ability to access and express emotions, sensations, feelings, and the visceral and haptic areas of experience. Dealing with feelings and with sensations, poems, novels and drama can allow for cathartic expressions of these emotions, as well as for a fuller understanding of what is involved in loss across all situations. The main notion of loss being dealt with is that of death, but feelings of loss in the wake of immigration and of the loss of certainties that defined notions of identity are also analysed. This volume will be of interest to scholars, students and researchers in Irish Studies, loss, memory, trauma, death, and cultural studies.

Clinical Trials in Neurology (Neuromethods #138)

by Felipe Fregni

This volume provides in-depth descriptions and discussion of clinical trial designs based on novel data analysis of high-quality trials for 11 different neurological conditions in order to ultimately improve the quality of care in neurology. Some of the conditions discussed in this book are stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and tumors of the central nervous system. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your research center and clinical investigation. Thorough and comprehensive, Clinical Trials in Neurology is a valuable guide for individuals in the research, education, and clinical practice fields, specifically in the fields of medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and public health. This volume is also an important resource for clinicians aiming to improve their understanding in methodology of clinical trials.

Paradise Lost

by John Milton Paul Stevens Erin Shields

“The biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan.” The seventeenth century and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration at being cast out of Heaven and her thoughts on oppression. When she finds out that God has created delicate new creatures called “humans,” she crafts a plan for revenge and betrayal on the Almighty. Erin Shields turns Heaven and Hell upside down in this witty, modern, feminist retelling of John Milton’s epic poem about the first battle between good and evil. Shields’s wickedly smart and funny script questions the reasons of the universe, the slow process of evolution and the freedom of knowledge. The debate over right and wrong has never been so satisfying.

Mixing It Up: A South-Watcher's Miscellany

by John Shelton Reed

Too often depicted as a region with a single, dominant history and a static culture, the American South actually comprises a wide range of unique places and cultures, each with its own history and evolving identity. John Shelton Reed’s Mixing It Up is a medley of writings that examine how ideas of the South, and what it means to be southern, have changed over the last century. Through essays, op-eds, speeches, statistical reports, elegies, panegyrics, feuilletons, rants, and more, Reed’s penetrating observations, wry humor, and expansive knowledge help him to examine the South’s past, survey its present, and venture a few modest predictions about its future. Touching on an array of topics from the region’s speech, manners, and food, to politics, religion, and race relations, Reed also assesses the work of other pundits, scholars, and South-watchers.From Appalachia to New Orleans, Mixing it Up: A South-Watcher’s Miscellany offers a collection of lively prose and provocative observations about this ever-changing region and its people.

River Road Rambler Returns: More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Byway

by Mary Ann Sternberg Elizabeth Randall Neely

In River Road Rambler Returns: More Curiosities along Louisiana’s Historic Byway, Mary Ann Sternberg follows up her successful River Road Rambler with new delightful histories from Louisiana’s most famous route. Her latest explorations include a trip on a towboat as it pushes a fleet of barges down the river; the true story behind the Sunshine Bridge, fondly called the Bridge to Nowhere; a tour of one of the last working sugar mills along the River Road; stories about how two iconic plantation houses were saved; and much more.Well researched and engagingly written, River Road Rambler Returns provides keen observations on unappreciated places and offers rich histories of unusual attractions along the winding road that lines the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Un amor para recordar (Para siempre #Volumen 2)

by Priscila Serrano

No te pierdas la segunda y última parte de la bilogía para siempre. Continúa la historia de Alice en esta entrega en la que su amor, su pasado y su futuro se balancean en una fina línea. ¿Qué pasa cuando tu mundo cambia de un día para otro? Alice tiene que decidir qué hacer con su vida, después del terrible suceso que sufrió tiempo atrás. Todo ha sido dolor, pero todo puede variar. Un nuevo amor que cambiará su vida. Un deseo irrefrenable por alguien que ni siquiera conoce. ¿Qué pasará cuando ese deseo sea correspondido? ¿Podrá hacerle frente o huirá lejos de todo?

No pude elegir no amarte (Tiempos de cambio #Volumen 4)

by Bel Diciembre

Esperada última entrega de la serie «Tiempos de cambio», iniciada con El Doctor. En el Nueva York de principios de siglo, Jack deberá combatir contra sus propios demonios por el amor de una mujer. Jack Grimm es un hombre, sin familia y sin amigos, acostumbrado a hurgar en los más bajos fondos del Nueva York de principios de siglo XX donde criminales de orígenes y objetivos diversos, campan a sus anchas. Sin embargo, su vida da un giro cuando, de manera casual, acaba trabajando para el Vizconde de Ressy. Y ello no sólo porque esa dedicación le hace abandonar las calles y encontrar lo más parecido a un hermano, sino porque un encargo del Vizconde le lleva a conocer a Olga Saparova, una emigrante rusa, bailarina de profesión y mujer fuerte y valiente. Olga oculta un gran secreto, tan importante para ella, que es capaz de renunciar a cualquier cosa por protegerlo. Y ese momento llega, cuando es localizada por un grupo criminal de judíos rusos y debe sacrificar la pasión que se ha desbordado entre Jack y ella. Sin embargo, él no es alguien a quien pueda despreciarse sin más y la traición de Olga despierta una vorágine de sentimientos en Jack que empiezan por el rencor y la venganza, aunque pronto desvelarán que no hay odio sin amor.

Hasta que regresen (Los Townsend #Volumen 4)

by Nunila De Mendoza

¡Llega el esperado final de la saga de la familia Townsend! En esta emocionante cuarta entrega, la terrible Primera Guerra Mundial dejará su impronta en la familia. La terrible Primera Guerra Mundial no los deja exentos de las penurias. La muerte se hace presente en la familia y ni el paso de los años logra sanar aquella herida, puesto que Josué, uno de los sobrevivientes, se encierra y guarda para sí los detalles del trágico fallecimiento de uno de sus hermanos. Sin embargo, la llegada de una desconocida joven francesa y su bebé revoluciona a la familia, al asegurarles que la pequeña no es ni más ni menos que una Townsend. Pero como si aquello fuera poco, una serie de extraños asesinatos y la intervención de un joven español hacen que la bella Bonnie, ya convertida en mujer, ponga en práctica sus conocimientos periodísticos. La investigación no solo desvelará oscuros secretos que pondrán en peligro a la familia, sino que también hará que la menor de los Townsend conozca al amor de su vida. Los inolvidables Ian y Violet, junto con las tristezas y alegrías de sus hijos, cierran la historia de esta familia con un original y emocionante final.

Corazón congelado (Corazones en Manhattan #Volumen 5)

by Camilla Mora

¡Vuelve la serie «Corazones en Manhattan» que todos los lectores de Camilla Mora estaban esperando! En esta historia, los protagonistas tendrán que superar sus circunstancias para poder amarse en su totalidad... Pero esto no será nada fácil. A veces, las palabras pueden resultar duras según quién las exprese, pero todo es cuestión de ver el interior de quien las dice. Angela Mendoza es una mujer fuerte que tan solo tiene un objetivo: darle a su hija todo lo que esté a su alcance. Sin embargo, cuando Miranda, su pequeña, se vea encantada por un hombre al que quiere tener como padre, la vida de Angela dará un giro, pues no espera que él, David Talcott, ese tipejo insoportable y engreído, contratado por la empresa para la que ella trabaja, que tiene problemas para comunicarse con las personas, se sienta atraído por ella. Sin saber cómo, Angela no podrá resistirse a él. Pero nada será fácil con David, pues él no es un hombre como cualquier otro.

New England Neon

by Susan Mara Bregman


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