By Ben Westhoff
By Ben Westhoff
By Philipp Queitsch
By Rachelle Bergstein
From the writer of Women from the Ankle Down comes a full of life cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society’s obsession with the world’s such a lot exceptional gemstone and the real-world characters who lead them to shine.
“A diamond is forever.” Who between us doesn’t realize this word and, with it, the fascination that those glossy gems carry in our collective mind's eye as symbols of royalty, stars, and everlasting love? yet who gave us this catchphrase? the place do those gem stones and their colourful legacies originate? How did they turn into our culture’s image of engagement and marriage? Why have they retained their coveted prestige through the centuries?
Rachelle Bergstein’s cultural biography of the diamond illuminates the attractive, frequently wonderful tale of our society’s enduring obsession with the toughest gemstone—and the folks who've labored tirelessly to make sure its persevered attract. From the South African mines the place such a lot diamonds were sourced because the past due Eighteen Nineties to the corporations who've fought to monopolize them; from the celebs who've dazzled in them to the folks behind the curtain who've conscientiously crafted our figuring out in their value—Brilliance and fireplace offers a glittering heritage of the world’s such a lot coveted gemstone and its maximum champions and so much colourful enthusiasts.
Brilliance and Fire is illustrated with sixteen pages of colour photographs.
By Babak Elahi
By Charles Kadushin
By Kevin Michael Scott
By Bastian Ronge
By Nerida F. Ellerton,M. A. (Ken) Clements
This well-illustrated ebook offers robust qualitative and comparative aid for the most arguments built by way of Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements of their groundbreaking Rewriting this historical past of college arithmetic in North the US 1607–1861: The principal position of Cyphering Books. 11 impressive handwritten university arithmetic manuscripts are conscientiously analyzed—six have been ready solely in nice Britain, 4 totally in North the US, and 1 partially in nice Britain and in part in North the US. The earliest of the eleven cyphering books was once ready round 1630, and the newest in 1835. Seven of the manuscripts have been arithmetic cyphering books; 3 have been navigation cyphering books, and one was once a mensuration/surveying manuscript.
One of the cyphering books tested during this publication used to be ready, over the interval 1819–1826, by means of a tender Abraham Lincoln, whilst he was once attending small one-teacher faculties in distant Spencer County, Indiana. bankruptcy 6 during this ebook offers the 1st specific research of younger Abraham’s cyphering book—which is well the oldest surviving Lincoln manuscript. one other cyphering e-book, this one ready by way of William Beattie in 1835, might have been ready as a different present for the King of britain. The analyses clarify the level of the keep watch over which the cyphering culture had over university arithmetic in North the US and nice Britain among 1630 and 1840.
In their ultimate bankruptcy Ellerton and Clements establish six classes from their examine into the cyphering culture which relate to present-day conditions surrounding institution arithmetic. those classes are all for sharp changes among meant, carried out and attained curricula, the impressive price that many scholars put upon their cyphering books, the ethnomathematical situations which surrounded the arrangements of the extreme cyphering books, and qualitative transformations among British and North American university mathematics.
By Nick Couldry
By Helena Bassil-Morozow
Tim Burton’s movies are popular for being complicated and emotionally strong. during this e-book, Helena Bassil-Morozow employs Jungian and post-Jungian recommendations of subconscious psychological methods besides movie semiotics, research of narrative units and cinematic heritage, to discover the remodeling of fable and fairytale in Burton’s gothic myth world.
The publication explores the concept that Burton’s lonely, rebellious ‘monstrous’ protagonists roam the earth simply because they're not able to slot into the normalising traits of society and turn into a part of ‘the crowd’. Divided into six chapters the ebook considers the idea that of the archetype in a number of settings focusing on:
Tim Burton: The Monster and the group offers a wholly clean standpoint on Tim Burton’s works. The e-book is key examining for college students and students of movie or Jungian psychology, in addition to somebody attracted to serious matters in modern tradition. it's going to even be of significant support to these enthusiasts of Tim Burton who've been looking for a profound educational research of his works.