Pandora’s Box

A History of the First World War

Author: Jörn Leonhard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674985400

Category: History

Page: 1060

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In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany’s leading historian of the twentieth century’s first great catastrophe explains the war’s origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora’s Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come. Jörn Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy, the everyday tactics of dynamic movement and slow attrition, the race for ever more destructive technologies, and the grim experiences of frontline soldiers. But the war was much more than a military conflict, or an exclusively European one. Leonhard renders the perspectives of leaders, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary men and women on diverse home fronts as they grappled with the urgency of the moment and the rise of unprecedented political and social pressures. And he shows how the entire world came out of the war utterly changed. Postwar treaties and economic turbulence transformed geopolitics. Old empires disappeared or confronted harsh new constraints, while emerging countries struggled to find their place in an age of instability. At the same time, sparked and fueled by the shock and suffering of war, radical ideologies in Europe and around the globe swept away orders that had seemed permanent, to establish new relationships among elites, masses, and the state. Heralded on its publication in Germany as a masterpiece of historical narrative and analysis, Pandora’s Box makes clear just what dangers were released when the guns first fired in the summer of 1914.

Pandora's Box

Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age

Author: Andrew A. Adams,Rachel McCrindle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470065532

Category: Computers

Page: 666

View: 7269

Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer plays a minor part in society – it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct. Using case studies and discussion topics drawn from entertaining real world examples, Pandora’s Box examines the background of a wide range of vital contemporary issues, encouraging readers to examine the social, legal and ethical challenges they will face in their own careers. Written in an engaging style and packed with international examples, this book addresses topics which have come to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years, such as online crime, piracy and peer to peer file sharing. Comprehensive coverage is provided of digital entertainment, censorship and privacy issues, presenting a rich source of context in which to consider ethical matters. Suitable for students on computer science degree programmes, as well as those taking IT related modules on other courses which consider the impact of technology on 21st century living, Pandora’s Box is an essential read and a unique and timely textbook.

Opening Pandora's Box

A Sociological Analysis of Scientists' Discourse

Author: G. Nigel Gilbert,Michael Mulkay

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521254182

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book proposes a fresh approach to sociological analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of scientific culture. It moves away from previous studies, which have tended to focus on scientists' actions and beliefs to show that analysis of scientific discourse can be productive and revealing. The book demonstrates that scientists produce varying accounts of their actions and beliefs in different social situations. Rather than attempting to extract one coherent interpretation from these diverse accounts, the study identifies two basic scientific repertoires and shows how scientists use them to create their discourse. This provides a point of departure for more complex analytical topics. Discourse analysis is applied to show how different degrees of 'consensus' can be ascribed to the same group of scientists at a given moment in time through the application of standard interpretive techniques. Finally, discourse analysis is used to explore scientists' humour, a neglected topic that is shown to provide important insights into the normally hidden interpretive regularities which underlie the cultural diversity of science.

Pandora's Lab

Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

Author: Paul A. Offit

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217986


Page: 287

View: 4374

Exploring the most fascinating and significant scientific missteps, the author presents seven cautionary lessons to separate good science from bad.

Pandora's Box

Author: Susan Meiselas

Publisher: Trebruk Pub

ISBN: 9780953890118

Category: Photography

Page: 92

View: 5037

Essays by Mistress Raven, Richard August and Mistress Delilah.

Pandora’s Box

Author: Giselle Green

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007329008

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6246

An emotional and heart-warming novel, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.

Opening Pandora's Box

Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Ferdie Addis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1606523066

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 1881

Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With Opening Pandora's Box you'll discover the fascinating stories behind familiar phrases like Achilles' Heel, a Nemesis, To Fly too Close to the Sun, and more. For example, did you know that... The lifesaving operation known as the Caesarean section is so named because Julius Caesar was delivered by being cut out of his mother's womb? The original labyrinth was built on the orders of King Minos of Crete after Aphrodite cursed his wife to fall in love with a bull and produce a monstrous baby? The king locked the baby in a maze so complicated and tangled that, once in, he would never emerge. The word cereal is derived from the Italian corn goddess Ceres?Pry open the lid of the English language to find the secrets behind classical phrases we use every day.

Pandora's Box

Author: Elizabeth Gage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671743277

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Pandora's Box

Author: Tushar Sen

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9384027936

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 8049

Pandora's Box is a collection of tales that have woven reality and fiction together to serve to the reader spine chilling narratives and jaw dropping climaxes. Most of the stories are inspired by real life incidents and characters – like Saddam Hussein's CIA connection, the secret army of the Indian prime minister, Hitler's biggest mass murderer, strangest rains where frogs fell from the sky, heroism of Mold of, terrorist funding in Columbia, NASA's controversial moon landings and so on. Some stories are inspired by characters around you who touch your lives in so many ways yet go unnoticed. Some climaxes will urge you to read the story again with a new perspective. If imagination is more powerful than knowledge then here is a book that invites you to join the author in the most powerful imaginative endeavors you may have ever undertaken till now . . . in a literary environment of course.

Pandora's Box

A Greek Myth About the Constellations

Author: Jean Marzollo

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316086282

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 5878

* A classic story retold and illustrated for a new generation of readers

Pandora's Box

Author: Pamela Hutchinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844579689

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 106

View: 1583

Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1929), starring Hollywood icon Louise Brooks, is an established classic of the silent era.Pamela Hutchinson revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star. Putting the film in historical and contemporary contexts, Hutchinson investigates how the film speaks to new audiences.

Pandora's Box

A Novel

Author: Allison Hobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1593090110

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3456

Investing everything she has in her ambitions to become a singer, Victoria Carlton finds herself a destitute and unemployed casualty of the recording industry and works as a massage salon prostitute before she falls in love with a handsome customer. A first novel. Original.

Pandora's DNA

Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613748604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 695

Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA, a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations, from the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job to the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences.

A Mathematical Pandora's Box

Author: Brian Bolt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521446198

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 5228

A Mathematical Pandora's Box has been written in response to the success of Brian Bolt's earlier mathematical puzzle books. Through his own experience, the author has discovered a worldwide interest in these and similar puzzles. Not only do they stimulate creative thinking but they can also open up new areas of mathematics to the reader. This book contains 142 activities: in addition to puzzles, there are games, tricks, models and explanations of various phenomena. They range from number manipulation, through happy and amicable numbers, coin puzzles, picnicking bears and pentominoes, to building shapes with cubes. Some of the puzzles date from hundreds of years ago while many others are original, giving everyone something to think about. There is a detailed commentary at the end of the book, giving solutions and explanations, together with the occasional follow-up problem.

Pandora's Box

The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol

Author: Dora Panofsky,Erwin Panofsky

Publisher: Bollingen Foundation


Category: Art

Page: 158

View: 4596

Study of the myth of Pandora, its representation in art, and its mythological and religious significance.

Pandora's Box

Corporate Power, Free Trade and Canadian Education

Author: John Calvert,Larry Kuehn

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9780921908142

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 1618

First published in 1993, Pandora's Box is an immediate report on the relation between public education and corporate globalization.

Pandora's Box

A 3-dimensional Celebration of Greek Mythology

Author: Christos Kondeatis,Sara Maitland

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821222041

Category: Religion

Page: 11

View: 8976

A unique introduction to Greek mythology in the form of a hinged box containing an assortment of colorful items--marvels of paper engineering--includes a pop-up Trojan horse, a Hercules board game, a booklet, and much more. BOMC & QPB.

Pandora's Lunchbox

How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Author: Melanie Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 386

Originally published: New York: Scribner, c2013.