Category : Civilization
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ISBN : 1260220753
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Language : en
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"Landmarks is a single-volume survey of global culture designed to help students of humanities cultural history and history of the arts to understand and appreciate the relevance of historical works and ideas to their own daily lives. In chronological sequence Landmarks guides students on a journey of the most notable monuments of the human imagination and the most prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and character of the world's cultures from prehistory to the present"--

Category : Civilization
Editor : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : 0072995505
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Language : en
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This textbook presents a survey of global culture designed for students of humanities, cultural history, and history of the arts. In chronological sequence, it highlights the most notable monuments of the human imagination -- those works of art and architecture, literature, philosophy, and music that have been foremost in shaping the world's cultures. The author examines the development of human thought in Europe from the Classical period in Athens and Rome, through medieval France and England, along the Italian Renaissance, into Baroque Germany and Austria, and to the modern era. Each of the text's fifteen chapters is centered on a key idea related to the period being discussed and contains a series of valuable features including chapter ending timelines, maps, and boxed material examining primary sources and cross-cultural comparisons. In addition, a DVD-ROM accompanies the text, featuring a wealth of resources for both students and instructors.

Category : Social Science
Editor : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN : 0073376647
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Landmarks in Humanities is a single-volume survey of global culture designed to help students of humanities, cultural history, and history of the arts to understand and appreciate the relevance of historical works and ideas to their own daily lives. In chronological sequence, Landmarks guides students on a journey of the most notable monuments of the human imagination and the most prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and character of the world’s cultures from prehistory to the present. The landmarks that mark this journey are the great works of their place and time and, in some cases, of all time. The text reflects the author's extensive background in the study of Humanities, which has enabled her to craft a narrative that is at once brief and comprehensive, giving students a thorough understanding of the interrelatedness of various modes of expression—art and architecture, literature, philosophy, and music--without overwhelming them with detail. Each of the text's fifteen chapters is centered on a key idea related to the period being discussed, and contains a series of valuable pedagogical features including timelines, high-quality maps, and boxed material. Each chapter also takes a unique cultural or historical point of view, often through primary sources, the stylistic relationship between two or more images and ideas or between text and image, and contemporaneous non-Western cultural landmarks and cross-cultural influences. In this edition, each chapter opens with “A First Look” at a landmark work that illustrates the key idea of the chapter and acts as a cultural guidepost to that chapter’s overarching theme. This new feature explains the artwork’s significance as a landmark in its own time as well as in ours.

Category : Architecture
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317235224
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Language : en
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Historic reconstructions have been a consistent part of the historic preservation and heritage conservation movements in the United States and Canada. Indeed, reconstruction has been the primary tool at the most influential historic sites for example: the Governor's Palace and the Capitol at Colonial Williamsburg, and in Canada, the Fortress of Louisbourg. Dozens of other reconstructions have appeared during the past century in North America, undertaken by individuals, communities, states and provinces, and by national agencies responsible for cultural heritage. Despite this prevalence, historic reconstructions have received little scholarly attention and the question of what motivated the proponents of these projects remains largely unexamined. This book explores that question through detailed studies of ten historic reconstructions located throughout Canada and the United States, ranging from 1908 to 2011. Drawing upon diverse archival sources and site investigations, the proponents of each site are given voice to address their need to remake these landmarks, be it to sustain, to challenge or even subvert a historical narrative or – with reference to contemporary heritage studies – to reclaim these spaces. Historic Reconstructions provides a fascinating insight into these shifting concepts of history in North America and will be of considerable interest both to students and scholars of historic preservation and indeed to heritage professionals involved in reconstructions themselves.

Category : Science
Editor : Vernon Press
ISBN : 9781622739783
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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'Landmarks in the History of Science' is a concise history of science from a global and macro-historical standpoint. It is an account of grand theoretical revolutions, such as heliocentrism, atomism, and relativity. But, more importantly, it is also a story of the methodological transitions to the experimental, mathematical, constructivist and instrumental practices of science. It begins with Ancient Greek science, as one of the first self-conscious, comprehensive and well-documented scientific endeavors at the global level. The numerous contributions of the Greeks, in philosophy, mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy, momentous as they were, were fruits of leisure rather than industry. It then examines the history of science in China and China’s exchanges with India and Islam. A systematic and collaborative scientific effort is the hallmark of Chinese science. The contributions of the Chinese in medicine, printing, manufacturing and navigation invariably predate and outshine those of western contemporaries. Attention then shifts to the age of oceanic discoveries, which created the inexorable presuppositions for the genesis of global trade and a world system. From the inner organs of the organisms to the outer regions of Earth, Renaissance science was ubiquitous. The importance of inter-cultural scientific syncretism is highlighted, with the Iberian Peninsula as meeting point and crossroad of mutual affection between Arab, Jewish and European culture. Discoveries and inventions in metallurgy, electromagnetism and the science of petroleum set the scientific basis for the industrial revolution. The logic of the industrial revolution dictates developments in information technologies that culminate with the invention of modern computers. A dedicated chapter on the history of modern scientific conceptions of the universe showcases the subtle links in the fabric of seminal ideas in physics and astronomy. The book concludes with some reflections on the relationship between philosophy and the history of science. Following Kuhn and Latour, this discussion centers on the characteristics of continuities, ruptures and paradigmatic transitions in science.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317283652
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Language : en
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Humanities for the Environment, or HfE, is an ambitious project that from 2013-2015 was funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project networked universities and researchers internationally through a system of 'observatories'. This book collects the work of contributors networked through the North American, Asia-Pacific, and Australia-Pacific observatories. Humanities for the Environment showcases how humanists are working to 'integrate knowledges' from diverse cultures and ontologies and pilot new 'constellations of practice' that are moving beyond traditional contemplative or reflective outcomes (the book, the essay) towards solutions to the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time. With the still controversial concept of the 'Anthropocene' as a starting point for a widening conversation, contributors range across geographies, ecosystems, climates and weather regimes; moving from icy, melting Arctic landscapes to the bleaching Australian Great Barrier Reef, and from an urban pedagogical 'laboratory' in Phoenix, Arizona to Vatican City in Rome. Chapters explore the ways in which humanists, in collaboration with communities and disciplines across academia, are responding to warming oceans, disappearing islands, collapsing fisheries, evaporating reservoirs of water, exploding bushfires, and spreading radioactive contamination. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences interested in interdisciplinary questions of environment and culture.

Category : History
Editor : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674971714
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Language : en
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The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions. Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the decisions that caused the disaster extend across the twentieth century. After the city weathered a major hurricane in 1915, its Sewerage and Water Board believed that developers could safely build housing away from the high ground near the Mississippi. And so New Orleans grew in lowlands that relied on significant government subsidies to stay dry. When the flawed levee system surrounding the city and its suburbs failed, these were the neighborhoods that were devastated. The homes that flooded belonged to Louisianans black and white, rich and poor. Katrina’s flood washed over the twentieth-century city. The flood line tells one important story about Katrina, but it is not the only story that matters. Andy Horowitz investigates the response to the flood, when policymakers reapportioned the challenges the water posed, making it easier for white New Orleanians to return home than it was for African Americans. And he explores how the profits and liabilities created by Louisiana’s oil industry have been distributed unevenly among the state’s citizens for a century, prompting both dreams of abundance—and a catastrophic land loss crisis that continues today. Laying bare the relationship between structural inequality and physical infrastructure—a relationship that has shaped all American cities—Katrina offers a chilling glimpse of the future disasters we are already creating.

Category : Science
Editor : Elsevier
ISBN : 9780080458946
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This is the first major review of the developments in clinical laboratory science in the 20th century presented in the words of the original inventors and discoverers. Introductory comments by the editor help place the works within the historical context. Landmark Papers addresses: *The origin of the home pregnancy test available today in every drugstore *The woman who invented a billion dollar technology, refused to patent it and went on to win a Nobel Prize *The scientists who worked on the US Government’s crash program at the start of WWII to find a substitute for the malaria drug quinine *The blood test used to monitor the effectiveness of cholesterol lowering drugs that today are taken by over 20 million patients *The graduate student who invented a technology for testing for infectious diseases, took it to Africa to screen people for malaria for the first time and which is now used to test for HIV infection world-wide *The invention of molecular diagnostics by Linus Pauling and the road to individualized medicine *The development of the glucose meter used by diabetics up to six times a day to monitor their metabolic control *First book of this kind dedicated to clinical chemistry *Thirty-nine articles that have shaped the field today *A survey of the major developments in the field clinical chemistry in the 20th century

Category : History
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134317547
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Language : en
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This book explores the ways that public monuments symbolize and convey moral values. It analyzes the roles that monuments have always played and the influence they continue to exert on societies around the world. The book also explores the origins and nature of humanity in light of the monuments.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN : 9781785926921
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Language : en
Views : 272
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This book shows how art therapists can use found objects in their work with clients. Found objects can be a highly affordable, imaginative and creative way of working, and are particularly effective when working with marginalised populations and clients who have experienced trauma. This edited collection contains chapters from a wide variety of contributors from around the world and covers a vast array of topics, including the use of found objects in clinical settings, community and art practice, pedagogy and self-care. This is the ideal resource for any art therapist wishing to explore the use of this non-traditional medium to enrich their practice.