A Miscellany of Useful Hierarchies, Systems, and Classifications
Author: Jackie Strachan,Jane Moseley
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 5877A 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 Press
Category: Political Science
View: 8898In Call to Order, Smith outlines how a fairly stable period of Congressional reform in the 1950s and the early 1960s erupted into a turbulent period of reform in the 1970s. Smith compares these changes to congressional reform in the 1980s, and the overall implications for congressional policymaking.
Sustaining Simplicity in Architecture
Author: Carie Penabad
View: 2706CALL 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.
A Critical Introduction
Author: Pam Meecham,Julie Sheldon
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 6401Modern Art: A Critical Introduction traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. The editors investigate the main developments in art interpretation and draw examples from a wide range of genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. This new edition has been restructured to focus on key themes. It has also been fully updated to include many more examples of recent art practice, as well as an expanded glossary and comprehensive marginal notes providing definitions of key terms. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of visual examples, Modern Art: A Critical Introduction is the essential textbook for students of Art History.
A Call to Order Within the Body of Christ
Author: Angela Oliphant
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 1143When 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!