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Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period

Water is an important source and is greatly said as such. therefore it frequently serves as an ideological and linguistic image that stands for and conjures up innovations important inside a neighborhood. This quantity explores 'thinking of water' and ideas expressed via references to water in the symbolic approach of the past due Persian/early Hellenistic interval and because it does so it sheds gentle at the social mindscape of the early moment Temple community.

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A Historical Atlas (1885) by Robert Henlopen Labberton

By Robert Henlopen Labberton

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a range from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint sequence. because of its age, it may well include imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've got made it on hand as a part of our dedication to retaining, retaining, and selling the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is where to discover millions of infrequent and hard-to-find books with whatever of curiosity for everybody!

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Moving Targets: Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the by Simon Lavington

By Simon Lavington

The Elliott-Automation corporation was once an lively player within the start of the data agein Britain. By 1961, the corporate was once offering 50% of the electronic pcs dropped at united kingdom buyers in that year. but by means of the tip of that decade, Elliott-Automation had successfully disappeared in a flurry of takeovers, leaving little obvious hint of the technical excellence that had as soon as characterized the identify Elliott.

Moving Targetscharts the slow take-up of knowledge expertise in Britain, as visible in the course of the eyes of 1 cutting edge corporation. The booklet examines how the sunrise of the electronic computing device age in Britain happened at numerous occasions for various purposes, from early government-sponsored paintings on mystery defence initiatives, to the expansion of the marketplace for Elliott desktops for civil applications.

Topics and features:

  • Charts the institution of Elliott’s Borehamwood examine Laboratories in 1946, and the jobs performed by means of John Coales and Leon Bagrit in reviving an in poor health company
  • Examines early Elliott electronic desktops designed for categorised army functions and for GCHQ, akin to the Elliott 152, 153 and OEDIPUS
  • Describes the analogue desktops constructed by way of Elliott-Automation, together with the enormous TRIDAC
  • Reviews the advance of the 1st advertisement Elliott pcs, the expansion of purposes in commercial automation, and the contest provided by means of rival brands in Britain
  • Includes a heritage of airborne pcs as much as 1988, written through a former director of Elliott Flight Automation
  • Discusses the evolution of desktop architectures and structures software program for the Elliott 800, 900 and 4100 sequence computers
  • Investigates the mergers, takeovers and eventual closure of the Borehamwood laboratories, and the death of Elliott-Automation and its successors, ICL and GEC

This detailed textual content should be of serious curiosity to historians of know-how and enterprise, and also will entice the final reader interested by the emergence of electronic computing in Britain and the paintings of the formerly unsung desktop pioneers of the Elliott-Automation laboratories at Borehamwood.

Simon Lavington is Emeritus Professor of laptop technology on the collage of Essex. between his many guides is the e-book Early British Computers.

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Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth

Over the process the 19th century, girls in Britain participated in various and prolific types of creative labour. As they created items and commodities that blurred the bounds among family and advantageous paintings construction, they crafted subjectivities for themselves as artistic staff. via bringing jointly paintings by means of students of literature, portray, track, craft and the plastic arts, this assortment argues that the developed and contested nature of the feminine creative expert used to be a outstanding element of debates approximately aesthetic price and the influence of commercial applied sciences. the entire essays during this quantity arrange a effective inter-art discussion that complicates traditional binary divisions akin to novice undefined, private and non-private, artistry and so as to supply a extra nuanced knowing of the connection among gender, inventive labour and creativity within the interval. finally, how girls confronted the pragmatics in their personal inventive labour as they pursued vocations, trades and professions within the literary market and comparable art-industries finds different ideological positions surrounding the transition of ladies from industrious amateurism to expert artistry.

This interesting, insightful and considerate assortment complicates the concept that of the pro lady artist, blurring the limits among the so-called household crafts and artwork production'.-- Janice Helland, Professor of paintings heritage, Queen's college, Canada

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John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751-1838: The Duty of Loyalty by Rose Melikan

By Rose Melikan

John Scott, Lord Eldon (1751-1838) was once a tremendous English legal professional and a dominant determine in Georgian public existence, and ranks one of the most vital Lord Chancellors within the lengthy heritage of that workplace. This biography, the 1st in nearly a hundred and fifty years, lines Eldon's public profession, from MP to Lord Chancellor. That profession was once major for its period and complexity. Eldon held public workplace for nearly forty nine years, and his 25 12 months tenure as Lord Chancellor is exclusive. This enabled him to workout effect in virtually each executive among 1788-1827.

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The Sepulchre of Christ and the Medieval West: From the by Colin Morris

By Colin Morris

The tomb of Christ at Jerusalem was once an important effect within the making of Western Europe. Pilgrimage there motivated the advance of society and its constructions. the will to "bring the Sepulchre to the West" in copies or memorials formed paintings and faith, whereas the ambition to manage Christ's tomb used to be a significant target of the crusades.

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Osprey Fortress 78: The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944 by Clayton Donnell

By Clayton Donnell

Following the defeat of France within the Franco-Prussian warfare of 1870-71 and the absorption of the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine into the newly shaped German Empire, the German military made up our minds to build a castle line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to guard their new territory and counter the nice castle process that used to be being equipped from Switzerland to Belgium, the center piece of which was once the good Moselstellung (Moselle place) of Metz/Thionville.The fort consisted of concrete batteries that fired 10 and 15cm weapons from metal turrets, concrete barracks, infantry robust issues with ditches defended by means of casemates, and urban trenches with shelters and metal statement cupolas. the full place used to be surrounded through a large belt of barbed twine entanglements that have been defended via desktop gun and rifle positions, and hidden from the view of the attacker. Illustrated with photos and whole colour cutaway paintings, this ebook examines the layout and improvement of the castle and analyzes its use in wrestle, focusing fairly at the half it performed in protecting up normal Patton's 3rd Army's develop throughout France in 1944

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History of mathematics. A supplement by Craig Smorynski

By Craig Smorynski

Common textbooks, trying to hide 3 thousand or so years of mathematical historical past, needs to unavoidably oversimplify near to every little thing, the perform of that can scarcely advertise a serious method of the topic. To counter this, historical past of arithmetic bargains deeper assurance of key decide on themes, delivering scholars with fabric which can inspire extra severe pondering. it is also the proofs of vital effects that are more often than not overlooked within the glossy heritage of arithmetic curriculum.

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The Heart of Math. - An Invitation to Effective Thinking by E. Burger, et. al.,

By E. Burger, et. al.,

Math could be a residing resource of robust rules that go beyond arithmetic a window into mind-opening philosophical thoughts resembling infinity, fourth dimensions, chaos, and fractals and a pragmatic education flooring for constructing talents in research, reasoning, and thought—if you may have the proper process and the fitting guide.
The middle of arithmetic: a call for participation to potent Thinking­—now in its 3rd edition—transforms arithmetic into an attractive, proper adventure even for the main math-phobic pupil. Infusing this e-book with humor and exuberance, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird—both recipients of the Mathematical organization of America’s optimal nationwide educating award and numerous nation, nearby, and campus-wide instructing honors—introduce scholars to an important and engaging principles in arithmetic whereas inspiring them to actively interact in mathematical thinking.
Richer and extra profitable than ever, this new version features:
- An emphasis on mathematical tools of investigation
- Visualization options that make key innovations more uncomplicated to understand
- available, pleasant writing variety that encourages serious thinking
- «Life Lessons»-effective tools of considering that scholars will maintain and observe past the school room

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