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The Fragments

The Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 192577404X
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.


Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440679282
Author: Heraclitus
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Fragments by Heraclitus Book Resume:

Fragments of wisdom from the ancient world In the sixth century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years before Einstein--Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history--but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton presents a powerful free-verse translation of all 130 surviving fragments of the teachings of Heraclitus, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully reproduced en face. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Partials [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062071068
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Partials by Dan Wells Book Resume:

For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells. Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask. Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one's own point of view. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Fragments of the Lost

Fragments of the Lost [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0399556745
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
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Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda Book Resume:

From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend's death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why. Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day. His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together. But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge? Praise for Megan Miranda's All the Missing Girls: "This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one." --TheSkimm "Fast-paced and frightening." --Refinery29 "[The] perfect read for thriller fans." --Bustle


Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780312870874
Author: James F. David
Publisher: Forge Books
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Fragments by James F. David Book Resume:

A team of psychologists has gathered in a small college town to conduct a revolutionary experiment: To find five "savants" with extreme and diverse aptitudes, in order to create a sixth composite intelligence using new cybernetic technology. The first experiments show promise, but a terrifying secret from the past will transform the project in ways the researchers never anticipated--and infect the newborn intelligence with a catastrophic thirst for vengeance. "Its thought-provoking subject notwithstanding, David's tale is an action-packed no-brainer full of guilty pleasures for even the most cerebral reader." - Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Heraclitus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442659211
Author: T.M. Robinson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Heraclitus by T.M. Robinson Book Resume:

The Phoenix Pre-Socratic series is designed for modern students of the Pre-Socratic philosophers. This volume provides the Greek text of Heraclitus with a new, facing page translation together with a commentary outlining the main problems of interpretation and the philosophical issues raised by Heraclitus' work. The volume also contains an English translation of substantial material from the ancient testimonia concerning Heraclitus' life and teaching, and offers selective bibliographic guidance. While much of the commentary follows lines of interpretation that have won general acceptance, it differs from many in its claim that the logos of which Heraclitus speaks in fragments 1, 2 and 50 means, essentially, 'statement.' This statement, uttered in words by Heraclitus, reflects that statement everlastingly uttered by the cosmos itself, which descriptively tells of how things are and prescriptively lays don patterns of cosmic activity that serve as the basis for human laws (fragment 114).

Selected Poems and Fragments

Selected Poems and Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141962186
Author: Friedrich Hölderlin
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Selected Poems and Fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin Book Resume:

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe’s supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery of America and his own era. The ’Canticles of Night’, by contrast, include enigmatic fragments in an unprecedented style, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. Together the works collected here show Hölderlin’s use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and history in an attempt to find meaning in an uncertain world.


Fragment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0440338573
Author: Warren Fahy
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Fragment by Warren Fahy Book Resume:

Aboard a long-range research vessel, in the vast reaches of the South Pacific, the cast and crew of the reality show Sealife believe they have found a ratings bonanza. For a director dying for drama, a distress call from Henders Island—a mere blip on any radar—might be just the ticket. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders—and the ultimate test of survival begins. For when they reach the island’s shores, the scientists are utterly unprepared for what they find—creatures unlike any ever recorded in natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time; this is Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years—a fragment of a lost continent, with an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.

Android Fragments

Android Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1484208536
Author: Dave MacLean,Satya Komatineni
Publisher: Apress
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Android Fragments by Dave MacLean,Satya Komatineni Book Resume:

Android Fragments is a 100-page quick start accelerated guide to learning and quickly using Android fragments. You'll learn how to code for fragments; deal with config changes; code for regular vs. fragmented dialogs; work with preferences and saving state; work with the compatibility library; and handle advanced async tasks and progress dialogs. After reading and using this book, which is based on material from the best-selling Pro Android, you'll be an Android UI savant. At the very least, your apps' user interfaces and event handling will be more competitive and better performing, especially for tablet-optimized UIs and events.

Primates in Fragments

Primates in Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147573770X
Author: Laura K. Marsh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Primates in Fragments by Laura K. Marsh Book Resume:

This volume was created initially from a symposium of the same name presented at the International Primatological Society's XVIII Congress in Adelaide. South Australia. 6-12 January 2000. Many of the authors who have contributed to this text could not attend the symposium. so this has become another vehicle for the rapidly growing discipline of Fragmentation Science among primatologists. Fragmentation has quickly become a field separate from general ecology. which underscores the severity of the situation since we as a planet are rapidly losing habitat of all types to human disturbance. Getting ecologists. particularly primatologists. to admit that they study in fragments is not easy. In the field of primatology. one studies many things. but rarely do those things (genetics. behavior. population dynamics) get called out as studies in fragmentation. For some reason "fragmentation primatologists" fear that our work is somehow "not as good" as those who study in continuous habitat. We worry that perhaps our subjects are not demonstrating as robust behaviors as they "should" given fragmented or disturbed habitat conditions. I had a colleague openly state that she did not work in fragmented forests. that she merely studied behavior when it was clear that her study sites. everyone of them. was isolated habitat. Our desire to be just another link in the data chain for wild primates is so strong that it makes us deny what kinds of habitats we are working in. However.


Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195352658
Author: Shalom Lappin,Elabbas Benmamoun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Fragments by Shalom Lappin,Elabbas Benmamoun Book Resume:

This volume contains essays on ellipsis -- the omission of understood words from a sentence -- and the closely related phenomena of gapping. This volume presents work by leading researchers on syntactic, semantic and computational aspects of ellipsis. The chapters bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives and examine a range of cross-linguistic phenomena involving ellipsis in Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, and in English. This volume will be of interest to syntacticians, semanticists, computational linguists, and cognitive scientists.

Hierocles the Stoic

Hierocles the Stoic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1589834186
Author: Ilaria Ramelli,David Konstan
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Hierocles the Stoic by Ilaria Ramelli,David Konstan Book Resume:

Hierocles, the Stoic philosopher of the early imperial age, is a crucial witness to Middle and Neo-Stoicism, especially with regard to their ethical philosophy. In this volume, all of Hierocles' surviving works are translated into English for the first time, with the original Greek and a facing English translation: the Elements of Ethics, preserved on papyrus, along with all fragments and excerpts from the treatise On Duties, collected by Stobaeus in the fifth century C.E. and dealing mainly with social relationships, marriage, household, and family. In addition, Ramelli's introductory essay demonstrates how Hierocles was indebted to the Old Stoa and how he modified its doctrines in accord with Middle Stoicism and further developments in philosophy as well as his personal views. Finally, Ramelli's extensive commentary on Hierocles' works clarifies philosophical questions raised by the text and provides rich and updated references to existing scholarship.

Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments

Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317086732
Author: Åslaug Ommundsen,Tuomas Heikkilä
Publisher: Routledge
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Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments by Åslaug Ommundsen,Tuomas Heikkilä Book Resume:

Much of what is known about the past often rests upon the chance survival of objects and texts. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the fragments of medieval manuscripts re-used as bookbindings in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Such fragments provide a tantalizing, yet often problematic glimpse into the manuscript culture of the Middle Ages. Exploring the opportunities and difficulties such documents provide, this volume concentrates on the c. 50,000 fragments of medieval Latin manuscripts stored in archives across the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This large collection of fragments (mostly from liturgical works) provides rich evidence about European Latin book culture, both in general and in specific relation to the far north of Europe, one of the last areas of Europe to be converted to Christianity. As the essays in this volume reveal, individual and groups of fragments can play a key role in increasing and advancing knowledge about the acquisition and production of medieval books, and in helping to distinguish locally made books from imported ones. Taking an imaginative approach to the source material, the volume goes beyond a strictly medieval context to integrate early modern perspectives that help illuminate the pattern of survival and loss of Latin manuscripts through post-Reformation practices concerning reuse of parchment. In so doing it demonstrates how the use of what might at first appear to be unpromising source material can offer unexpected and rewarding insights into diverse areas of European history and the history of the medieval book.

Romanticism and Visuality

Romanticism and Visuality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135899304
Author: Sophie Thomas
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Romanticism and Visuality by Sophie Thomas Book Resume:

This book investigates the productive crosscurrents between visual culture and literary texts in the Romantic period, focusing on the construction and manipulation of the visual, the impact of new visual media on the literary and historical imagination, and on fragments and ruins as occupying the shifting border between the visible and the invisible. It examines a broad selection of instances that reflect debates over how seeing should itself be viewed: instances, from Daguerre's Diorama, to the staging of Coleridge's play Remorse, to the figure of the Medusa in Shelley's poetry and at the Phantasmagoria, in which the very act of seeing is represented or dramatized. In reconsidering literary engagements with the expanding visual field, this study argues that the popular culture of Regency Britain reflected not just emergent and highly capitalized forms of mass entertainment, but also a lively interest in the aesthetic and conceptual dimensions of looking. What is commonly thought to be the Romantic resistance to the visible gives way to a generative fascination with the visual and its imaginative--even spectacular--possibilities.

Research With Fission Fragments - International Workshop

Research With Fission Fragments - International Workshop [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9814546151
Author: Von Egidy Till,Habs Dietrich,Hartmann F J
Publisher: World Scientific
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Research With Fission Fragments - International Workshop by Von Egidy Till,Habs Dietrich,Hartmann F J Book Resume:

The past Asian and current global fiscal crisis, coupled with the emergence of new infectious diseases like SARS and prospects of an avian flu pandemic, have thrown the vulnerabilities of healthcare systems into sharp relief. With regional trade further opening up, healthcare markets and the private sector have grown together with the proliferation of healthcare corporate entities. It is timely therefore to take stock of the trends in healthcare around the region, and to identify in a comparative perspective, the common issues and challenges that have arisen with changes in various health systems, and the manner in which national governments have met these challenges.Health and Health Systems in Southeast Asia: Policy Issues and Challenges discusses development trends in health and health systems in Southeast Asia, analyzes the regional issues and experiences related to health sector reforms, and offers lessons to inform wider policy debates of global health challenges and health systems development in other regions.More specifically, the book attempts to address the following questions:Broad descriptive trends of health issues are compared across ASEAN within the context of very rapid demographic, epidemiological and socio-economic transitions. A selection of national health systems and programs, with interesting case-studies that offer innovative and useful lessons are featured and discussed in more depth.


Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571278884
Author: Andre De Toth
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Fragments by Andre De Toth Book Resume:

Andre de Toth's remarkable, eccentric and utterly compelling memoir opens amidst the enchanted cafe society of pre-war Budapest. With a novelist's sense of time and place he propels the reader through a series of snap-shots from his fantastically eventful life, from Vienna, Paris and London to Hollywood - where he encountered many of the legendary figures of cinema's golden age. Ever the maverick, de Toth avoids the anodyne cliches of the show biz biography. Brutally honest and frequently self-deprecating, Fragments is a memoir with bite. Also included is an illuminating preface by Bertrand Tavernier.

Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781118011256
Author: Marina A. Petrukhina,Lawrence T. Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes by Marina A. Petrukhina,Lawrence T. Scott Book Resume:

This book is the first of its kind to reflect upon the intense and rapidly growing interest in open geodesic polyaromatic molecules, specifically focusing on their synthesis and reactivity in metal binding reactions. The book broadly covers all aspects related to the fullerene fragment chemistry: current synthetic techniques, description of the available members of this new family (which has grown to more than two dozens members, with none being available commercially), molecular geometry and trends in the solid state packing, as well as extensions into physical properties and new buckybowl-based molecules and materials. It covers fundamental research related to a new class of hydrocarbons, namely open geodesic polyarenes that map onto the surfaces of fullerenes (and referred to as fullerene fragments or buckybowls.

Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals)

Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134459858
Author: David Frisby
Publisher: Routledge
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Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals) by David Frisby Book Resume:

Fragments of Modernity, first published in 1985, provides a critical introduction to the work of three of the most original German thinkers of the early twentieth century. In their different ways, all three illuminated the experience of the modern urban life, whether in mid nineteenth-century Paris, Berlin at the turn of the twentieth century or later as the vanguard city of the Weimar Republic. They related the new modes of experiencing the world to the maturation of the money economy (Simmel), the process of rationalization of capital (Kracauer) and the fantasy world of commodity fetishism (Benjamin). In each case they focus on those fragments of social experience that could best capture the sense of modernity.

Fragments of an Infinite Memory

Fragments of an Infinite Memory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681372819
Author: Maël Renouard
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Fragments of an Infinite Memory by Maël Renouard Book Resume:

“One day, as I was daydreaming on the boulevard Beaumarchais, I had the idea—it came and went in a flash, almost in spite of myself—of doing a Google search to find out what I had been up to and where I had been the previous evening, since my own recollections were confused.” So begins MaeÅNl Renouard’s Fragments of an Infinite Memory, a provocative and elegant inquiry into life in a wireless world. Renouard is old enough to remember life before the Internet but young enough to have fully accommodated his life to the Internet and the gadgets that support it. Here this young philosopher, novelist, and translator tries out a series of conjectures on how human experience, especially the sense of self, is being changed by our continual engagement with a memory that is impersonal and effectively boundless. Renouard has written a book that is rigorously impressionistic, deeply informed historically and culturally, but also playful, ironic, personal, and formally adventurous, a book that withstands comparison to the best of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard.

Ritual to Realism: Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History

Ritual to Realism: Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Franceschina
Publisher: BearManor Meida
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Ritual to Realism: Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History by John Franceschina Book Resume:

Between 1977 and 1992, the lectures and fragments collected in Ritual to Realism were prepared and delivered in a variety of theatre history courses to supplement assigned readings in dramatic literature. The lectures (and fragments thereof) have been collated into sixteen units that, presented chronologically, offer an easily-assimilated survey of Western theatre history—from the ceremonies of the ancient Greeks to the rituals proposed by members of the twentieth-century avant-garde. Designed for a general audience as well as theatre students, actors, directors, and designers, Ritual to Realism does not pretend to be exhaustive. Instead, it provides an entertaining, lively, fact-based consideration of major theatrical movements, theatre practice, playwrights, and dramatic works—virtually, something for everyone with an interest in theatre. From the introduction, “Search through Ritual to Realism however you like, line by line, back and forth through the chapters that interest you, or strictly as you need to through the index. No matter how you do it, every page, every paragraph will give you pieces of information and ideas that remain as fresh, subversive and radical today as they were in Ancient Greece or Restoration England. Plays, like all artistic creations, have never really changed, holding steadfast in opposition to conventional ideas and commonplaces, striking against the grain, so to speak, as untouchable, blinding entities that have mesmerized the minds of people for millennia. It is easy to find such a notion as historical context to be too abstract, not personal enough to do a student any good in the theater right now. It is through the evolving process by which one develops as an artisan throughout life that one inevitably feels tied ever closer to the historical long-view of the theater. . . . This book is designed to fill your arsenal with tools. Let it be a step that will influence the way you create dramatic art for the rest of your career.”

The Political Possibility of Sound

The Political Possibility of Sound [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501312189
Author: Salomé Voegelin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Political Possibility of Sound by Salomé Voegelin Book Resume:

The essay is the perfect format for a crisis. Its porous and contingent nature forgives a lack of formality, while its neglect of perfection and virtuosity releases the potential for the incomplete and the unrealizable. These seven essays on The Political Possibility of Sound present a perfectly incomplete form for a discussion on the possibility of the political that includes creativity and invention, and articulates a politics that imagines transformation and the desire to embrace a connected and collaborative world. The themes of these essays emerge from and deepen discussions started in Voegelin's previous books, Listening to Noise and Silence and Sonic Possible Worlds. Continuing the methodological juxtaposition of phenomenology and logic and writing from close sonic encounters each represents a fragment of listening to a variety of sound works, to music, the acoustic environment and to poetry, to hear their possibilities and develop words for what appears impossible. As fragments of writing they respond to ideas on geography and migration, bring into play formless subjectivities and trans-objective identities, and practice collectivity and a sonic cosmopolitanism through the hearing of shared volumes. They involve the unheard and the in-between to contribute to current discussions on new materialism, and perform vertical readings to reach the depth of sound.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838634547
Author: Jerome Mandel
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Geoffrey Chaucer by Jerome Mandel Book Resume:

As he examines the seven multitale fragments of the Canterbury Tales, Jerome Mandel reveals Chaucer's working concepts of artistic arrangement. Each chapter focuses upon the principles underlying Chaucer's construction of the fragments and shows how carefully Chaucer integrated all the parts into an artistic whole. In building the fragments, Chaucer adhered to principles of order that he invented, defined for himself, or discovered among the writers that he read. Chaucer never finished the Canterbury Tales. Knowing which stories he had at hand and realizing which stories he had yet to write, he began the process of arranging the tales sometime between 1387 and his death in 1400. He designed the order in which he wanted some of the tales to be read, wrote prologues and links, and manipulated the structure, themes, and characters of those tales he designated for each individual fragment. The same artistic techniques of contrast, cross-referencing, and leitmotif which unify the individual tales, he used to unify the multitale fragments and to ensure the coherence of the whole project. Even when they do not share the same tone, point of view, narrator, or genre, the tales within each fragment belong together because they share the same themes and types of characters and, perhaps most indicative of Chaucer's ideas of order, they share the same structure. These parallels, which pervade every fragment of the Canterbury Tales, insist that certain tales, and no others, be joined to form a coherent aesthetic unit. Therefore, each fragment, regardless of its intended position in a overall scheme which Chaucer never completed, is a coherent work of art. By examining the methods Chaucer used to link the tales into clearly defined and coherent fragments, Professor Mandel shows how Chaucer designed and built the tales to fit together with mutual coherence. In the process, his book enlarges our awareness of Chaucer's creative richness by uncovering all manner of previously unnoticed excellences in one of the more neglected areas of Chaucer's art in the Canterbury Tales. This book is full of pleasant surprises. Not only do we discover the principles that governed Chaucer's choices but we discover that the tales Chaucer linked, especially in the two-tale fragments, are more like each other than they are like any other tale in the collection. Learned and original, the book provides exciting insights into the way Chaucer constructed the individual fragments of the Canterbury Tales and thus improves our understanding of the craft that Chaucer found "so long to lerne."

Ruins and Fragments

Ruins and Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780234767
Author: Robert Harbison
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Ruins and Fragments by Robert Harbison Book Resume:

What is it about ruins that are so alluring, so puzzling, that they can hold some of us in endless wonder over the half-erased story they tell? In this elegant book, Robert Harbison explores the captivating hold these remains and broken pieces—from architecture, art, and literature—have on us. Why are we, he asks, so suspicious of things that are too smooth, too continuous? What makes us feel, when we look upon a fragment, that its very incompletion has a kind of meaning in itself? Is it that our experience on earth is inherently discontinuous, or that we are simply unable to believe in anything whole? Harbison guides us through ruins and fragments, both ancient and modern, visual and textual, showing us how they are crucial to understanding our current mindset and how we arrived here. First looking at ancient fragments, he examines the ways we have recovered, restored, and exhibited them as artworks. Then he moves on to modernist architecture and the ways that it seeks a fragmentary form, examining modern projects that have been designed into existing ruins, such as the Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy and the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin. From there he explores literature and the works of T. S. Eliot, Montaigne, Coleridge, Joyce, and Sterne, and how they have used fragments as the foundation for creating new work. Likewise he examines the visual arts, from Schwitters’ collages to Ruskin’s drawings, as well as cinematic works from Sergei Eisenstein to Julien Temple, never shying from more deliberate creators of ruin, from Gordon Matta-Clark to countless graffiti artists. From ancient to modern times and across every imaginable form of art, Harbison takes a poetic look at how ruins have offered us a way of understanding history and how they have enabled us to create the new.

Poetry in Fragments

Poetry in Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110536803
Author: Christos Tsagalis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Poetry in Fragments by Christos Tsagalis Book Resume:

Next to the Theogony and the Works and Days stands an entire corpus of fragmentary works attributed to the Boeotian poet Hesiod that has during the last thirty years attracted growing scholarly interest. Whereas other studies have concentrated either on the interpretation of the best preserved work of this corpus, the Catalogue of Women, or have offered detailed commentaries, this volume aims at bringing together studies focusing on generic and contextual factors pertaining to the various works of the Hesiodic corpus, the Catalogue of Women included, and the corpus' afterlife in Rome and Byzantium.

Fragments of Wonder

Fragments of Wonder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1525537458
Author: Hans R. Devos
Publisher: FriesenPress
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Fragments of Wonder by Hans R. Devos Book Resume:

The world is endlessly fascinating. These works offer a commentary on the ironies, twists, humour and despair but, more importantly, on the sheer wonder of living. They are about artists, religion, other poets, the aging process, about nature and our place within it. And that place is every place. These observations use language to deepen understanding of the self and our interactions with our varied environments. In this, poetry parallels all the arts in bringing enjoyment and purpose to life. These poems should be read with the book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. These poems are borne out of an insatiable curiosity about everything. They give shape to one person's encounters with people, books, landscapes, music, science and so on. Although there are references to the darkest emotions, this book is a celebration. Everything enriches experience. The intention is to reveal the extraordinary within the ordinary and, occasionally, to amuse the reader as well. Each poem may only be a 'fragment', a piece of the continuing activities of the fullness of living but they add up to reveal a mirror in which all of us are reflected and become more complete. These poems not only sharpen the surface of reality but deepen the inner life that supports it as well.


Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 087586371X
Author: Pedro Blas Gonzalez
Publisher: Algora Publishing
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Fragments by Pedro Blas Gonzalez Book Resume:

The possibilities for philosophy have never been greater and more fruitful than now - and never more tragically squandered. Philosophy can become relevant once again, suggests Pedro Blas Gonzalez, if we drop the pointless analytical hair-splitting and self-referential word play, and the game of using it in an intellectual refutation of reality. No amount or degree of fashionable "theory" can succeed in negating reality... rather, philosophy's gifts shine through when we ask it to offer insight into questions of vital concerns for individuals. Despite the efforts of positivist thinkers to apply the methods of science to human consciousness, science and the humanities are not the same. Technical problems are closed-ended in scope, that is, they are solvable, whereas existential questions are open-ended and are to be re-discovered by everyone on their own terms. Technical questions are often easier to address and correct than human questions. And today, we look to science not so much for Truth as for an ever-expanding realm of technology. It is philosophy that can contribute to our understanding of our existence. Every human life - human existence, when viewed from the inside out - is a fragment of reality, but a central fragment nonetheless. The nobility of the philosophical vocation is best appreciated when it is viewed as a tool in the service of life. What is at stake, then, is nothing less than the soul of man, not as an empty caricature set up by "theory" and its creators, but as a vital possibility. In a series of essays Gonzalez takes a fresh look at the notion of subjectivity and the nature of the self, through the lenses of Phenomenology, Existentialism, and philosophical aspectsof literature. With references to the Sumerian legend of Gilgamesh, Socrates' attempts to ground all knowledge in self-knowledge, Gabriel Marcel's The Mystery of Being, Eric Ambler, and Camus and Sartre, he ponders mankind's efforts to address the existential problems that still confront every thoughtful person. This is a nuanced consideration of the wisdom to be found through literature, a call for "independence within interdependence," and an invitation to explore deeper levels of existence. * Pedro Blas Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Barry University in Miami. His areas of specialization include Continental philosophy, specifically: Phenomenology, Existentialism, and philosophical aspects of literature. His latest book, Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega's Philosophy of Subjectivity, was published by Paragon House, 2005.

Ordinary Fragments

Ordinary Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1449761321
Author: Audrey Brown Lightbody
Publisher: WestBow Press
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Ordinary Fragments by Audrey Brown Lightbody Book Resume:

Through fourteen weeks of daily devotionals, she guides us to understand that God is in the ordinary. The simplicity of the everydayness of living can serve as pathways to God. Life-changing moments are rare. The everyday is where humanity lives. In looking at a variety of fragments, a new and different understanding of the value of the very ordinary may emerge in the God relationship and thus change the individual journey. Audrey Brown Lightbody is, by nature, a true weaver! Her book is a woven tapestry of vignettes, reflections, poetry, and evocative questions a unique presentation of guided meditations which invite us to discover what of The Holy may be close beneath the surface of the ordinary of our lives. A book to be kept near at hand, these readings will prompt fresh insights and inspiration over many occasions. For group reflection, as well as individual prayer, Ordinary Fragments is a rich and deeply engaging resource. from the Spirit Group who shared the journey

Fragment-Based Drug Discovery

Fragment-Based Drug Discovery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470721561
Author: Edward R. Zartler,Michael Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Fragment-Based Drug Discovery by Edward R. Zartler,Michael Shapiro Book Resume:

Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) is a new paradigm in drug discovery that utilizes very small molecules - fragments of larger molecules. It is a faster, cheaper, smarter way to do drug discovery, as shown by the number of pharmaceutical companies that have embraced this approach and the biotechnology companies who use fragments as their sole source of drug discovery. Fragment-Based Drug Discovery: A Practical Approach is a guide to the techniques and practice of using fragments in drug screening. The emphasis is on practical guidance, with procedures, case studies, practical tips, and contributions from industry. Topics covered include: an introduction to fragment based drug discovery, why using fragments is a more efficient process than predominant models, and what it means to have a successful FBDD effort. setting up an FBDD project library building and production NMR in fragment screening and follow up application of protein-ligand NOE matching to the rapid evaluation of fragment binding poses target immobilized NMR screening: validation and extension to membrane proteins in situ fragment-based medicinal chemistry: screening by mass spectrometry computational approaches to fragment and substructure discovery and evaluation virtual fragment scanning: current trends, applications and web based tools fragment-based lead discovery using covalent capture methods case study from industry: the identification of high affinity beta-secretase inhibitors using fragment-based lead generation With contributions from industry experts who have successfully set up an industrial fragment-based research program, Fragment-Based Drug Discovery: A Practical Approach offers essential advice to anyone embarking on drug discovery using fragments and those looking for a new approach to screening for drugs.

Atomic Fragments

Atomic Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520923652
Author: Mary Palevsky
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Atomic Fragments by Mary Palevsky Book Resume:

More than most of us, Mary Palevsky needed to come to terms with the moral complexities of the atomic bomb: Her parents worked on its development during World War II and were profoundly changed by that experience. After they died, unanswered questions sent their daughter on a search for understanding. This compelling, sometimes heart-wrenching chronicle is the story of that quest. It takes her, and us, on a journey into the minds, memories, and emotions of the bomb builders. Scientists Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, Joseph Rotblat, Herbert York, Philip Morrison, and Robert Wilson, and philosopher David Hawkins responded to Palevsky's personal approach in a way that dramatically expands their previously published statements. Her skill and passion as an interlocutor prompt these men to recall their lives vividly and to reexamine their own decisions, debating within themselves the complex issues raised by the bomb. The author herself, seeking to comprehend the widely differing ways in which individual scientists made choices about the bomb and made sense of their work, deeply reconsiders those questions of commitment and conscience her parents faced. In personal vignettes that complement the interviews, she captures other remembrances of the bomb through commemorative events and chance encounters with people who were "there." Her concluding chapter reframes the crucial moral questions in terms that show the questions themselves to be the abiding legacy we all share. This beautifully written book bridges generations to make its readers participants in the ongoing dialogue about science and philosophy, war and peace.

Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments

Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785882767
Author: Jim Wilson
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments by Jim Wilson Book Resume:

Create engaging apps with fragments to provide a rich user interface that dynamically adapts to the individual characteristics of your customers' tablets and smartphones About This Book From an eminent author comes a book that will help you create engaging apps that dynamically adapt to individual device characteristics The only book that includes the latest fragment-oriented features and their role in Material design This book provides code-intensive discussions and detailed examples that help you understand better and learn faster. Who This Book Is For This book is for developers with a basic understanding of Android programming who would like to improve the appearance and usability of their applications by creating a more interactive user experience and dynamically adaptive UIs; providing better support for tablets and smartphones in a single app; and reducing the complexity of managing app UIs. What You Will Learn Learn the role and capabilities of fragments Use Android Studio's fragment-oriented features Create an app UI that works effectively on smartphones and tablets Manage the creation and life cycle of fragments Dynamically manage fragments using the FragmentTransaction class Learn the application design for communicating between fragments Leverage fragments when implementing applications that take advantage of the latest features of Material Design In Detail Today's users expect mobile apps to be dynamic and highly interactive, with rich navigation features. These same apps must look fantastic whether running on a medium-resolution smartphone or high-resolution tablet. Fragments provide the toolset we need to meet these user expectations by enabling us to build our applications out of adaptable components that take advantage of the rich capabilities of each individual device and automatically adapt to their differences. This book looks at the impact fragments have on Android UI design and their role in both simplifying many common UI challenges and in providing best practices for incorporating rich UI behaviors. We look closely at the roll of fragment transactions and how to work with the Android back stack. Leveraging this understanding, we explore several specialized fragment-related classes such as ListFragment and DialogFragment. We then go on to discuss how to implement rich navigation features such as swipe-based screen browsing, and the role of fragments when developing applications that take advantage of the latest aspects of Material Design. You will learn everything you need to provide dynamic, multi-screen UIs within a single activity, and the rich UI features demanded by today's mobile users. Style and approach A fast-paced learning guide that gives a hands-on, code-intensive approach with a focus on real-world applications.

Cultures of the Fragment

Cultures of the Fragment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1487515278
Author: Heather Bamford
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Cultures of the Fragment by Heather Bamford Book Resume:

The majority of medieval and sixteenth-century Iberian manuscripts, whether in Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, or Aljamiado (Spanish written in Arabic script), contain fragments or are fragments. The term fragment is used to describe not only isolated bits of manuscript material with a damaged appearance, but also any piece of a larger text that was intended to be a fragment. Investigating the vital role these fragments played in medieval and early modern Iberian manuscript culture, Heather Bamford’s Cultures of the Fragment is focused on fragments from five major Iberian literary traditions, including Hispano-Arabic and Hispano-Hebrew poetry, Latin and Castilian epics, chivalric romances, and the literature of early modern crypto-Muslims. The author argues that while some manuscript fragments came about by accident, many were actually created on purpose and used in a number of ways, from binding materials, to anthology excerpts, and some fragments were even incorporated into sacred objects as messages of good luck. Examining four main motifs of fragmentation, including intention, physical appearance, metonymy, and performance, this work reveals the centrality of the fragment to manuscript studies, highlighting the significance of the fragment to Iberia’s multicultural and multilingual manuscript culture.

Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire.

Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0989393909
Author: Talismanist Giebra
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Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. by Talismanist Giebra Book Resume:

Introduction to the Philosophy of Fragmentism and Mystical Fragmentism in Fragments.

The Poems and Fragments

The Poems and Fragments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9783487417202
Author: Bacchylides,Bacchylides, Richard Claverhouse Jebb
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
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Debussy and the Fragment

Debussy and the Fragment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9042020652
Author: Linda Cummins
Publisher: Rodopi
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Debussy and the Fragment by Linda Cummins Book Resume:

Rather than solid frames, some less than perfect aesthetic objects have permeable membranes which allow them to diffuse effortlessly into the everyday world. In the parallel universes of music and literature, Linda Cummins extols the poetry of such imperfection. She places Debussy's work within a tradition thriving on anti-Aristotelian principles: motley collections, crumbling ruins real or fake, monstrous hybrids, patchwork and palimpsest, hasty sketches, ellipses, truncated beginnings and endings, meandering arabesques, irrelevant digressions, auto-quotations. Sensitive to the intermittences of memory and experience and with a keen ear for ironic intrusion, Cummins draws the reader into the Western cultural past in search of the surprisingly ubiquitous aesthetic of the unfinished, negatively silhouetted against expectations of rational coherence. Theories popularized by Schlegel and embraced by the French Symbolists are only the first waypoint on an elaborately illustrated tour reaching back to Petrarch. Cummins meticulously applies the derived results to Debussy's scores and finds convincing correlations in this chiasmatic crossover.

Tracing Orpheus

Tracing Orpheus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110260530
Author: Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui,Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal,Eugenio R. Luján Martínez,Raquel Martín Hernández,Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez,Sofía Torallas Tovar
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Tracing Orpheus by Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui,Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal,Eugenio R. Luján Martínez,Raquel Martín Hernández,Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez,Sofía Torallas Tovar Book Resume:

This volume sheds light on the most relevant pieces of evidence for ancient Orphism, collected in the recent edition by Alberto Bernabé. It contains 65 short new studies on Orphic fragments by leading international scholars who comment one of the most controversial phenomena in Antiquity from a plurality of perspectives. Readers will acquire a global vision of the multiple dimensions of the Orphic tradition, as well as many new insights into particular Orphic fragments.

Digital Architecture Beyond Computers

Digital Architecture Beyond Computers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474258166
Author: Roberto Bottazzi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers by Roberto Bottazzi Book Resume:

Digital Architecture Beyond Computers explores the deep history of digital architecture, tracing design concepts as far back as the Renaissance and connecting them with the latest software used by designers today. It develops a critical account of how the tools and techniques of digital design have emerged, and allows designers to deepen their understanding of the digital tools they use every day. What aesthetic, spatial, and philosophical concepts converge within the digital tools architects employ? What is their history? And what kinds of techniques and designs have they given rise to? This book explores the answers to these questions, showing how digital architecture brings together complex ideas and trajectories which span across several domains and have evolved over many centuries. It sets out to unpack these ideas, trace their origin and permeation into architecture, and re-examine their use in contemporary software. Chapters are arranged around the histories of nine 'fragments' – each a fundamental concept embedded in popular CAD applications: database, layers and fields, parametrics, pixel, programme, randomness, scanning, topology, and voxel/maxel – with each theme examined through a series of historical and contemporary case studies. The book thus connects the digital design process with architectural history and theory, allowing designers and theorists alike to develop more analytical and critical tools with which to conceptualise digital design and its software.

Fragments, World War II

Fragments, World War II [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1644242702
Author: Walt Dierks
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Fragments, World War II by Walt Dierks Book Resume:

Walt Dierks illuminates the everyday lives and adventures of young kids coming of age in Brooklyn during World War II. The main goal of most of them: get out of the house. The street was where the action was. It could be a stickball game featuring a pink Spaldeen and a broomstick or hooking a ride on a passing trolley car. There were other diversions, some perfectly legal, some bordering or stepping over into forbidden territory. The war years offered an environment of added responsibility alo

The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament

The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1556352891
Author: Montague Rhodes James
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament by Montague Rhodes James Book Resume:

Collected and Translated by Montague Rhodes James. There are many ancient, lost books relating to the Bible and this work covers the ones that are most hard to find, dating between 100 BCE and 100 CE. In many cases we do not have the full works, but have various sections and fragments. The author, Montague James, used quotations found mostly in the works of the Greek Ante-Nicene Fathers like Origen, Hippolytus and Clement of Alexandria to piece together what we are missing. He also uses important lists compiled from Greek, Latin and other languages in order to reveal what we know of other missing books that would, in some cases, otherwise be unheard of. This important piece of scholarship should be part of anyone's library who is seriously researching lost and ancient texts.

Ancient Greek Novels

Ancient Greek Novels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1400863384
Author: Susan A. Stephens,John J. Winkler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Ancient Greek Novels by Susan A. Stephens,John J. Winkler Book Resume:

The recent discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos, Phoinikika, Sesonchosis, and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically increased the library catalogue of ancient novels, calling for a fresh survey of the field. In this volume Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited all of the identifiable novel fragments, including the epitomes of Iamblichos' Babyloniaka and Antonius Diogenes' Incredible Things Beyond Thule. Intended for scholars as well as nonspecialists, this work provides new editions of the texts, full translations whenever possible, and introductions that situate each text within the field of ancient fiction and that present relevant background material, literary parallels, and possible lines of interpretation. Collective reading of the fragments exposes the inadequacy of many currently held assumptions about the ancient novel, among these, for example, the paradigm for a linear, increasingly complex narrative development, the notion of the "ideal romantic" novel as the generic norm, and the nature of the novel's readership and cultural milieu. Once perceived as a late and insignificant development, the novel emerges as a central and revealing cultural phenomenon of the Greco-Roman world after Alexander. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.