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Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God-to which a large part of the book is devoted-and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.
Each tastefully illustrated card features step-by-step tips and tricks that will be welcome additions to any gay man's bedroom repertoire.
Ever since the 1969 Stonewall Riots, "gay pride" has been the rallying cry of the gay rights movement and the political force behind the emergence of the field of lesbian and gay studies. But has something been lost, forgotten, or buried beneath the drive to transform homosexuality from a perversion to a proud social identity? Have the political requirements of gay pride repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality? Gay Shame seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies. An esteemed list of contributors tackles a range of issues--questions of emotion, disreputable sexual histories, dissident gender identities, and embarrassing figures and moments in gay history--as they explore the possibility of reclaiming shame as a new, even productive, way to examine lesbian and gay culture. Gay Shame constitutes nothing less than a major redefinition and revitalization of the field.
Israel's Operation Cast Lead was described by a UN fact-finding mission ("the Goldstone report") as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population." The winter 2008-09 assault claimed the lives of 1,400 Palestinians and thrust the crisis in Gaza into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Gazala was Rommel's greatest victory. After a period of stalemate in the desert war, during which both the British Eighth Army and the Afrika Korps had rested and regrouped, he carried out a daring flanking movement around the strong Allied defensive position. The British command could not match Rommel's masterly co-ordination of armor, artillery and infantry, even when encircled in an area that became known as "the Cauldron", and his outstanding generalship and a timely break-through by his Italian troops enabled him to win a clear victory after 16 days of fierce fighting. However, although the strategically important town of Tobruk quickly fell, Gazala was actually a high-water mark and failure to break the British at Alam Halfa two months later was followed by defeat for the over-extended Afrika Korps by the greatly strengthened Eighth Army at El Alamein. In this important addition to the Campaign series' coverage of the North African desert war, regular contributor Ken Ford vividly portrays the "Desert Fox" at the height of his powers.
These elegant creatures of the African and Asian savannas will astound and surprise you with their grace and beauty. Learn all about them.
Hannah Montana is off to the second city on her tour: Sydney. But when Jackson gets hit in the head with a boomerang, it starts an adventure faster than you can say, "Put some shrimp on the barbie." This all-new, original fiction series will showcase a different international city on Hannah's concert tour in each 80-page chapter book.
Many Linux and Unix developers are familiar with the GNU debugger (GBD), the invaluable open source tool for testing, fixing, and retesting software. And since GDB can be ported to Windows, Microsoft developers and others who use this platform can also take advantage of this amazing free software that allows you to see exactly what's going on inside of a program as it's executing. This new pocket guide gives you a convenient quick reference for using the debugger with several different programming languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly. The GNU debugger is the most useful tool during the testing phase of the software development cycle because it helps you catch bugs in the act. You can see what a program was doing at the moment it crashed, and then readily pinpoint and correct problem code. With the GDB Pocket Reference on hand, the process is quick and painless. The book covers the essentials of using GBD is a testing environment, including how to specify a target for debugging and how to make a program stop on specified conditions. This handy guide also provides details on using the debugger to examine the stack, source files and data to find the cause of program failure-and then explains ways to use GBD to make quick changes to the program for further testing and debugging. The ability to spot a bug in real time with GDB can save you hours of frustration, and having a quick way to refer to GBD's essential functions is key to making the process work. Once you get your hands on the GDB Pocket Reference, you'll never let go!
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In the early nineties, a visionary special-effects guru named Marc Thorpe conjured a field of dreams different from any the world had seen before: It would be framed by unbreakable plastic instead of cornstalks; populated not by ghostly ballplayers but by remote-controlled robots, armed to the steely teeth, fighting in a booby-trapped ring. If you built it, they'd come all right. In Gearheads, Newsweek technology correspondent Brad Stone examines the history of robotic sports, from their cultish early years at universities and sci-fi conventions to today's televised extravaganzas -- and the turmoil that threatened the whole enterprise almost from the beginning. By turns a lively historical narrative, a legal thriller, and an exploration of a cultural and technological phenomenon, Gearheads is a funny and fascinating look at the sport of the future today.
For the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in-depth look at Delta Squad's toughest fighters-soldier's soldier Marcus Fenix and rock-solid Dominic Santiago-as well as a detailed account of the pivotal battle of the Pendulum Wars.As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom's elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There's a new war to fight now, a war for mankind's very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. For Marcus-decorated war hero, convicted traitor-the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he's sworn to keep.As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be re-lived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them-but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?From the Paperback edition.
Arising from a series of articles he wrote for The Guardian aimed at a serious-minded general audience, this book explores topics of materials science and nanotechnology, and new understandings of nature. Forbes is inspired by the subject and he draws together a significant amount of technical and scientific information.
Peterson's GED Basics provides a quick and thorough way for students to prepare for their GED exam. This essential GED test-prep guide includes hundreds of practice questions, along with subject review and expert test-taking tips on how to score high on each GED test. Readers can quickly find pertinent information about the GED--where to take it, what's on the test, how the test is scored, when results are sent, and if one can take the GED more than once. GED Basics offers readers: * Test-taking tips and subject review for each GED Test--Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing (Parts I and II); Social Studies; Science; and Math (Parts I and II) * Hundreds of exercises and practice test questions for each GED test--with detailed answer explanations to help you score high on the GED. Need extra subject help in math, social studies, or science? In the Social Studies, Science, and Math chapters of GED Basics, readers will see easy-to-use links to HippoCampus.org, an innovative Web site where interactive subject help is offered via high-quality multimedia lessons and course content. HippoCampusTM is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER).
The only GED preparation program based on results of the current GED Tests! The new Steck-Vaughn GED is a result of thorough research and analysis based on examining results from the latest GED Tests. It has more practice tests, more exercise pages, and expanded lessons. Each of the six books(one for every GED testing area) teaches the knowledge, skills, and confidence a GED candidate needs for test-day success -- and the results are guaranteed! A simple, self-contained guide to essay writing -- Part II of the GED Writing Skills Test. Steck-Vaughn's unique POWER points (Plan, Organize, Write, Evaluate, Revise) are provided as an effective tool for producing good essays. Sections on "Content" and "Scoring" and suggestions on liming help learners plan test-taking strategies.
You are taking a very big step toward changing your life with your decision to take the GED test. By opening this book, you are taking your second important step: preparing for the test.
The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more. Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them. Full of interesting photos and illustrations, the book is organized geographically by country (by state within the U.S.), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices. Destinations include: Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California You won't find tedious, third-rate museums, or a tacky plaque stuck to a wall stating that "Professor X slept here." Every site in this book has real scientific, mathematical, or technological interest -- places guaranteed to make every geek's heart pound a little faster. Plan a trip with The Geek Atlas and make your own discoveries along the way.
Rich, spoiled, and popular high school senior Dylan is coerced into doing a documentary film with Josh, one of the school's geeks, who leads her to realize that the world does not revolve around her.
Meet Zoey Age: Eleven. Well, almost eleven. Backspace. Halfway to eleven. Factoid: 198 days to sixth grade. Problem: Coolability (see glossary inside). Connect the dots: A bad hair situation . . . Growing earlobes . . . Wanted: 1. A fairy godmother. 2. A molto chic makeover [molto = very in Italian]. 3. A seat at the primo lunch table. [Primo is also Italian. It means best.] The solution: Tune in!
What happens when a science geek and magic collide? Be careful what you wish for. Really. Because wishes are bad. Very bad. They can get you trapped in fantasy worlds full of killer bunny rabbits, evil aunts, and bothersome bacteria, for example. Or at least that's Ralph's experience. He's been asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives at their old manor house in order to set up their Wi-Fi network. But there's much more to it than that, of course. It's just that nobody told Ralph. He's a gamer, sure. But this game is much stranger--and funnier--than anything to be found on his xbox. He is a geek. This is his story.
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher... An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber--200 years in the past!--she realizes she may have escaped a little too far. Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn't looking to fill it with another--least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing... Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He's a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He's horse-drawn. She's Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
"Lamm's wonderful quirky romance brings fresh humor to a familiar trope, with snappy writing and characters who share a surprising, spicy chemistry."--RT Book Reviews on The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl The Royal Treatment All Leah wanted was a little gallantry. But in this day and age, chivalry was most definitely dead. If only there were a way to travel back in time and snag her very own duke... Avery Russell was polishing some boots when a woman fell through the bedchamber mirror into his arms. All he could make out from her breathless babbling was some nonsense about "my one true love, Your Grace." Clearly the chit was mad if she couldn't tell a valet from a duke! As much as Avery wanted to give in and give her a good tumble, he knew it wouldn't be proper. No, he'd take as long as necessary to convince Leah that sometimes a duke just won't do.
And the GEEKS shall inherit the earth! Although it may not be good for their pasty white skin, Geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. From Pop Culture to High-Tech Everything, Geeks rule and everybody else, well, drools. Drawing on his own knowledge of being a geek for almost 30 years, author Alex Langley provides essential advice for growth and survival for the modern Geek, including the top five games to play on your phone while listening to boring graduation speeches. There are also quotes and anecdotes from classic Geek gods such as Bill Gates, Sheldon Cooper, Felicia Day, "Weird" Al Yankovic and Dr. Who, that inspire all geeks to embrace not only your iPhones and Xboxes, but who you are. Let's face it, sometimes being the smartest person in the room isn't enough. And when it's not, The Geek Handbook can help. You'll discover: Basics on social interaction, both online and off. Fashion: just because you can wear socks and sandals doesn't mean you should. Making friends, making dinner, making babies. Warning signs your appliances might secretly be plotting against you. Geeky charities that give a +1 to your Light Side score. Geek girls: tips on interacting with or becoming one of these burgeoning beauties. So get your Geek on, and keep it on with The Geek Handbook.
He has reached every level of Myst. Her room is littered with soda cans. He idolizes Data from Star Trek®. But all your favorite geek really wants is to be understood.... Whether you're friends with a geek, work with one, love one, or hate one, The Geek Handbook provides handy instructions for analyzing and understanding all things geek, including: How Your Geek Relates to Others Geek organizations and gathering spots Getting Your Geek to Exercise Klingon martial arts as workout strategy The Geek Diet Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups; how to help your geek thrive
Somewhere in the small, dull town of Blue Hills, the impossible is happening. Inanimate objects are coming to life. Time travellers from the future are mingling unnoticed with the shoppers in the high street. School children are developing uncanny powers. Strange creatures are lurking within the grounds of a forgotten stately home. And with each of these mysteries comes a terrible threat that just might endanger the entire world...Fortunately, help with these extraordinary phenomena is at hand in the form of Gabby Grayling and Barney Watkins aka The Odd Squad! Gabby and Barney are set to investigate all the odd happenings in their town and find out the truth...
Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out-with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes-to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family's most precious-and dangerous-asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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