A Miscellany of Useful Hierarchies, Systems, and Classifications
Author: Jackie Strachan,Jane Moseley
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 8027A useful and fascinating guide to rankings, classifications, and hierarchies that make up our world -- from the Richter Scale to the classification of wine to the Jedi Order. Sure to be classified as more informative and useful than Schott's Miscellany, but easily just as much fun, CALL TO ORDER is an essential illustrated guide that fills in the gaping holes in our knowledge and helps settle plaguing questions. Among them, "Does four-of-a-kind beat a full house in poker?" (Yes.) Does a Marquess outrank a Duke? (No.) And, what classification of sinner populates the Sixth Circle of Hell? (Heretics.) And, how are they punished. (Crammed into burning tombs.) Can you never pass question three on HQ? Here are the hierarchies, pecking orders, ranks, and standings that order every aspect of our lives, from society, government and religion to culture, music, biology, and environment. CALL TO ORDER is the definitive catalog of where things stand.
floor politics in the House and Senate
Author: Steven S. Smith
Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
Category: Political Science
View: 3630Congress is playing by new rules--a changing distribution of power in Congress, a more complex interplay of rules and procedures and policy, and a new role for floor politics in the legislative process. In Call to Order, Smith outlines how a fairly stable period of reform in the 1950s and the early 1960s erupted into a turbulent period of reform in the 1970s. New issues spawned a variety of organized interest groups, and these, coupled with growing constituency pressures, increased the demand for members to champion causes. But floor politics in the 1980s took on a distinct character, particularly in the House. Budget politics, new procedural innovations, leadership tactics, and other developments made these years quite different from the unsettled seventies.Smith carefully considers these changes, their relationships to one another, the new role of floor activity in both houses of Congress, and the overall implications for congressional policy making.
Sustaining Simplicity in Architecture
Author: Carie Penabad
View: 9882CALL TO ORDER, the first in a series of books to be produced by the University of Miami School of Architecture, is inspired by rappel l'ordre, the post WWI, European, art movement that rejected the extreme tenants of the avant garde and its praise of machinery, violence and war, in favor of a renewed interest in tradition. CALL TO ORDER, suggests a re-grouping upon the foundations of the discipline and examines an international group of architects who are ostensibly rehearsing the ethos of the Neo-rationalist movement when architects and thinkers converged in their resistance to what they saw as an erosion of the discipline by behaviorism and the social sciences. CALL TO ORDER frames and examines similar resistant practices in the contemporary architectural scene and in the context of a long historical trajectory to tease out and articulate a cultural project that is relevant to the ongoing architectural debate. Essays by Jean Francois Le Jeune, Esteban Salcedo, Katherine Wheeler, Steven Fett and Edgar Sarli. Interviews with Matteo Ghidoni and Nader Tehrani.
Author: Journalist Gary L. Koniz
View: 2264The Great Work of Journalism Is Born of Patient Suffering That the truths of prophesy shall not pass unnoticed, Like all Works of Art that are in their process suffered for in the sacrifice of their doing for the sake of doing them needing to be done and unrewarded for the privilege of their attempt which are and even more endured in their suffering for the need to be lived-out, and worked-out, from experience with such certain knowledge to be embedded in experience and borne of the experienced mind in the pathos of its suffering, for the truth, and with feeling in the sense of It, to have lived the work itself, of moving the earth as mountains are moved, not as commentators looking on in distant and idle detachment to the outcomes of wars unmoved by the nature of suffering and tragedies affecting no one, but to being lived-out and suffered for and not so into obscure endings to be told and felt for being there to the success of what it is that matters to fix The World with thoughts what was found to be the matter, and with emotion in that way to argue what wrongs there ARE AFOOT, made yet even more tortured and suffered for by fear and bias of rejection and too often of rejection for rejection's sake alone to what was so labored to so diligently and stubbornly in vain to present. And yet we persevere and somehow fathom to maintain TO THE END of it, To What End that every tomorrow always seems TO Be the Harbinger Of. Only to find in the mornings of more endless new tomorrows in The fresh NEW hopes of days, of a day, an hour, TO WORK again. And to the question that answers itself before it is asked is: "To what purpose is life, the existence we partake, Without Responsibility?" It Cannot Be Lived, and Nightfall always comes again To Awaken from is the answer, To Pray In Sympathy To The Creator Of The Darkness, The Lonely Being Who Made Us Everyone, To Be With. Something Did.
A Call to Order Within the Body of Christ
Author: Angela Oliphant
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 2679When we take the time to study the natural order of things, we begin to see the supernatural at work in our world - we begin to see the Kingdom of God and how it operates. Scripture constantly alludes to spiritual sheep and shepherds but in our modern age, the comparison is one that is usually lost on us. Why does God liken himself to a shepherd? Why does he refer to his people as sheep? Are we meant to follow blindly and never fight against authority? Or is there a deeper significance in the association? What is the importance of the sheepdog? Through her in-depth study of the natural functions of "The Shepherd, The Sheep and The Sheepdog", author Angela Oliphant shows us the wonder of having order in our lives and illustrates the benefits that come from applying these principles to our everyday affairs so that we can prosper and be blessed beyond measure!