Download or read book Smaller and Smaller Circles written by F.H. Batacan and published by Soho Press. This book was released on 2015-08-18 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manila’s Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protégé, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. Smaller and Smaller Circles, widely regarded as the first Filipino crime novel, is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, a sensitive depiction of a time and place, and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees’ lives.
Download or read book Smaller and Smaller Circles written by F. H. Batacan and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Smaller and Smaller Circles written by F.H. Batacan and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manila’s Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protégé, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. Smaller and Smaller Circles, widely regarded as the first Filipino crime novel, is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, a sensitive depiction of a time and place, and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees’ lives.
Download or read book Over a Cup of Ginger Tea written by Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo and published by UP Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author describes the essays in this collection as mongrols of a sort--part personal essay and part literary commentary or criticism. The conversations range over the narratives of several generations of women writers, from Maria Paz Mendoza and Edith Tiempo to F. H. Batacan and Tara Sering; and cover conventional realist novels and short stories, as well as fairy tales, chick lit, crime fiction, and war memoirs.
|Author||: Ewald R. Weibel|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2012-12-06|
|ISBN 10||: 9783642501302|
|Pages||: 278 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (425 users)|
Download or read book Quantitative Methods in Morphology Quantitative Methoden in der Morphologie written by Ewald R. Weibel and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stereologic techniques begin to play an increasing role in biologic morphology, particularly there where correlation of structure and function on a quantitative basis is sought. These powerful methods have been in use for many years - partly even for many decades - in geology, mineralogy and metallurgy, while attempts to introduce them into histology have remained rather rare until a few years ago. In order to stimulate discussion among anatomists about stereo logic methods the International Society for Stereology, an interdisciplinary society, organized a Sym posium on Quantitative Methods in Morphology which took place on August 10, 1965 in the framework of the Eighth International Congress of Anatomists in Wiesbaden, Germany. The papers presented at this symposium are published in this volume in slightly extended form. Some of the papers of this volume are of rather specialized nature and presume a basic knowledge of stereology. The first chapter on general stereological principles has therefore been considerably extended and short introductory review paragraphs have been added to a few subsequent chapters to help those who are not yet familiar with this new field in understanding the more specialized original articles. Long discussion periods formed an essential part of the symposium. However, they were conducted very informally and hence it would not have been profitable to reproduce them in extenso, particularly since the major results of discussion have been incorporated by the authors into the expanded manuscripts presented here.
Download or read book Leibniz und die Frage nach der Subjektivit t written by Renato Cristin and published by Franz Steiner Verlag. This book was released on 1994 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inhalt: Renato Cristin: Einfuehrung u Paolo Budinich: Foreword u Wilhelm Totok: Vorwort u Konrad Cramer: Einfachheit, Perzeption und Apperzeption. Uberlegungen zu Leibniz' Theorie der Substanz als Subjekt u Andre Robinet: Subjectivite ou subjectite du cogito Leibnizien? u Kiyoshi Sakai: Der Subjektbegriff in Ost und West. Eine Reflexion im Ausgang von Leibniz u Fabrizio Mondadori: Mirrors of the Universe u Mario Ruggenini: aPourquoi il y a plustot quelque chose que rien?o. Leibniz und die moderne Onto-Theo-Logie u Vincenzo Vitiello: Der ontologische Gottesbeweis bei Leibniz und Kant u Klaus Erich Kaehler: Kants transzendentale Reformulierung der substantiellen Einheit des leibnizschen Subjekts u Carlo Sini: Leibniz und der Schatten Spinozas u Francesco Piro: Leibniz et l'Ethique a Nicomaque u Vittorio Mathieu: Du cote nocturne de la philosophie de Leibniz u Paolo Zellini: Leibniz and the Principles of Number u George F. R. Ellis: Philosophies of Science and Cosmology.
Download or read book Crop Circles for Beginners written by Harry Eilenstein and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-06-14 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since about 1985, crop circles have become a more well-known phenomenon. In the meantime, about 10,000 crop circles have appeared in more than 50 countries. However, well over half of them come from southern England in the area of Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Silbury Hill, White Horse and other prehistoric monuments. Some of them can be proved to have been made by humans, but others just as certainly have not been made by humans - this is not the starting situation one would wish for as a researcher ... In the present book 300 of these crop circles are examined more closely. It turns out that they contain approx. 100 elements which appear in many crop circles. Their geometrical form has an easily recognizable meaning. Therefore, with the help of these "words", the crop circles composed of them can be read like "sentences". The meaning is almost always the same: a representation of how individuality unfolds. Therefore, there are many similarities with astrology or the chakra system, for example. This analytical approach is complemented by 50 dream journeys into individual crop circles, which makes the picture that arises from the analytical observation of the crop circles even more rounded. Thereby a first impression can be gained of the language of the collective subconsciousness - which words and which grammar it uses: It is a "music of geometry".
Download or read book Handbook of Therapeutic Imagery Techniques written by Anees Ahmad Sheikh and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-31 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consists of a description of a multitude of imagery techniques that have been grouped into four categories: hypno-behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/humanistic and humanistic/transpersonal.
Download or read book Stephen R Donaldson and the Modern Epic Vision written by Christine Barkley and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-03-17 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical study analyzes Stephen R. Donaldson's role as a modern writer who uses the fantasy genre to discuss situations and predicaments germane to the modern world. Donaldson reclaims an epic vision in his Thomas Covenant novels that is lacking in most modern literature. Chapters demonstrate how this use of epic heroism helps solve seemingly insurmountable problems and provides more meaning and purpose for individuals. As Donaldson's characters learn to transcend their world, the reader is engaged in a serious, enlightened discussion about the need for imagination, responsibility and acceptance to resolve such problems as alienation, pollution, disease and despair.
|Author||: Z. Bechler|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2012-12-06|
|ISBN 10||: 9789401132763|
|Pages||: 588 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (11 users)|
Download or read book Newton s Physics and the Conceptual Structure of the Scientific Revolution written by Z. Bechler and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three events, which happened all within the same week some ten years ago, set me on the track which the book describes. The first was a reading of Emile Meyerson works in the course of a prolonged research on Einstein's relativity theory, which sent me back to Meyerson's Ident ity and Reality, where I read and reread the striking chapter on "Ir rationality". In my earlier researches into the origins of French Conven tionalism I came to know similar views, all apparently deriving from Emile Boutroux's doctoral thesis of 1874 De fa contingence des lois de la nature and his notes of the 1892-3 course he taught at the Sorbonne De ['idee de fa loi naturelle dans la science et la philosophie contempo raines. But never before was the full effect of the argument so suddenly clear as when I read Meyerson. On the same week I read, by sheer accident, Ernest Moody's two parts paper in the JHIof 1951, "Galileo and Avempace". Put near Meyerson's thesis, what Moody argued was a striking confirmation: it was the sheer irrationality of the Platonic tradition, leading from A vem pace to Galileo, which was the working conceptual force behind the notion of a non-appearing nature, active all the time but always sub merged, as it is embodied in the concept of void and motion in it
Download or read book Developing Baseline Communication Skills written by Catherine Delamain and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Developing Baseline Communication Skills" is a practical resource designed to fit with the baseline assessments that are now part of the national curriculum in schools. It contains a programme of games and activities aimed at fostering personal and social development and promoting language and early literacy skills. Teachers often express concern about the many children who enter reception classes lacking the listening, understanding and speaking skills necessary to make a successful start to their school years. This resource seeks to address some of these problems by offering: Games and activities suitable for four to five-year olds in nursery education, playgroups, reception classes and those attending speech language therapy clinics. These are appropriate for both mainstream and special schools. There are two hundred games and activities, graded into level of difficulty, for whole classes or smaller groups, with a key to indicate where each activity can be easily incorporated into the existing school curriculum. It has a clear aim and full instructions for the games, which are easy to organise and with equipment kept to a minimum. Photocopiable templates are included where necessary. It includes activities that can be carried out between teachers, classroom assistants or volunteers, with simple record sheets for optional use. The book includes materials that may be used as an effective part of a speech and language programme in consultation with a speech and language therapist. This is a unique manual that should be an essential addition to the materials used by every professional working with young children.
Download or read book The Mystery of Life written by Jan Paul Schutten and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did nonliving atoms evolve into modern people? Find out in this engaging illustrated exploration of how nothing became everything. The science of evolution is a topic of utmost importance, especially as the focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education continues to increase. Fortunately, important doesn’t have to mean boring. From explaining how scientists discovered how life began on earth to speculating about whether space aliens are carnivores, this engaging investigation of all things evolution is infused with fun as well as facts. Coupled with gorgeous illustrations, curious minds yound and old will discover how to build a planet, the truth about DNA, whether trees really want to be tall, how to survive without a butt, and much, much more!
Download or read book The Astronomical Revolution written by Alexandre Koyre and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe. With Kepler, celestial dynamics replaced the kinematics of circles and spheres used by Copernicus. With Borelli the unification of celestial and terrestrial physics was completed by abandonment of the circle in favour the straight line to infinity.
Download or read book Magic for Beginners III written by Harry Eilenstein and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-07-21 with total page 685 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Volume contains the books: - Invocations for Beginners - Evocations for Beginners - Prophecy for Beginners - Life Force for Beginners - Magic Objects for Beginners - Elves for Beginners - Crop Circles for Beginners
Download or read book The Hero and the Goddess written by Jean Houston and published by Quest Books. This book was released on 2014-05-29 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All great stories can change our lives, and practically none is more transformational than Homer’s The Odyssey, which had a power so great that it launched Greek civilization and has influenced the West ever since. In this fresh approach to self-realization, human potentials leader Jean Houston provides empowering experiential exercises at every key stage of Homer’s epic to make The Odyssey our own journey. As we set sail with Odysseus, together we endure loss and suffering, the search for the divine Beloved, and the joy of finally arriving home. "Tapping the power of these archetypes," says Houston, "helps us effect healing in areas that have kept us immobilized and anguished. By raising our own tragic dimension to a mythic level, we awaken to a larger, nobler life."
Download or read book The Mathematics of India written by P. P. Divakaran and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-09-19 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies three of the exceptionally fruitful periods of the millennia-long history of the mathematical tradition of India: the very beginning of that tradition in the construction of the now-universal system of decimal numeration and of a framework for planar geometry; a classical period inaugurated by Aryabhata’s invention of trigonometry and his enunciation of the principles of discrete calculus as applied to trigonometric functions; and a final phase that produced, in the work of Madhava, a rigorous infinitesimal calculus of such functions. The main highlight of this book is a detailed examination of these critical phases and their interconnectedness, primarily in mathematical terms but also in relation to their intellectual, cultural and historical contexts. Recent decades have seen a renewal of interest in this history, as manifested in the publication of an increasing number of critical editions and translations of texts, as well as in an informed analytic interpretation of their content by the scholarly community. The result has been the emergence of a more accurate and balanced view of the subject, and the book has attempted to take an account of these nascent insights. As part of an endeavour to promote the new awareness, a special attention has been given to the presentation of proofs of all significant propositions in modern terminology and notation, either directly transcribed from the original texts or by collecting together material from several texts.
Download or read book Taijiquan written by Yang Yang and published by Zhenwu Publications. This book was released on 2005 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Skillfully blending Eastern and Western Thought, Mater Yang illuminates the traditional teachings as well as offers scientific explanations and a contemporary understanding of Taiji practice. In this book, Yang describes the core exercises that form the foundation of Taiji practice, and explains the purpose and necessary integration of these exercises to achieve the full health and martial, physical and spiritual benefits of Taiji training. As both a traditionally trained expert of Taijiquan and a scientist studying the mechanisms and benefits of Taiji practice, Yang uniquely demystifies Taijiquan and makes it more accessible to a Wwestern audience. Carefully preserving and drawing from classical Taiji writings and the oral traditions of the Chinese martial arts community, Yang also suggests ground-breaking hypothesis to explain the mechanisms of how and why Taiji practices are so widely beneficial. This book is valuable to both beginning and advanced practitioners.