Christoph Hein in Perspective

Author: Graham Jackman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 7874


Unlike many writers from the former GDR, Christoph Hein's reputation and standing - and his creativity - have remained intact despite the demise of the GDR in 1989-90.Christoph Hein in Perspective brings together essays by both established and younger scholars from Britain, Germany and the USA which together cover a wide spectrum of his work, from the early writings of the 1970s to the playIn Acht und Bann of 1999 and including his speeches and essays as well as all his major prose works. There is a marked emphasis in the volume on Hein's post-Wende output, with about half the contributions focusing primarily on this period. Another feature is the diversity of perspectives from which the works are examined: historical and political viewpoints are complemented by formal and comparative studies as well as by gender-based perspectives. The volume includes additionally the first published English translation of what is for many Hein's most successful work for the stage,Die wahre Geschichte des Ah Q of 1983 ('The True Story of Ah Q'). The volume as a whole should be of interest to scholars concerned with the GDR and with contemporary German culture, to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also the others interested in the history and culture of Germany since 1945. Six of the essays are in English and six in German.

How to Use the Library

A Reference and Assignment Guide for Students

Author: Frank Ferro,Nolan Lushington

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301077

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 324

View: 7473


Presents an overview of how a library is organized, explains how to locate materials and conduct research using electronic as well as traditional media, and features an annotated list of standard resources by topic area.


Author: Jackie Moffat

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553817760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 3640


This journey through the changing seasons at Rowfoot Farm - tupping time in the autumn, winters as wet, bleak and cold here in Cumbria as elsewhere, lambing and the glories of spring, a bucolic, bee-filled Eden Valley summer with its many shows and fairs - will reveal much that you need to know about the countryside, its quirky customs and ways, and most likely a great deal that you don't. They no longer burn witches (not because they're lily-livered, it's just that getting the necessary timber from sustainable forests is a real chore). You'll find nothing here about welly-wanging either. Jackie doesn't wang her wellies, she just gets them muddy. You won't need to, of course, as this book will ensure you experience rural life vicariously and very cleanly. Along the way, Jackie bumps into friends old and new, peeps back over her shoulder every now and then to recall times past, oh and it wouldn't be her if she didn't have the occasional impassioned rant or take the odd pop at the establishment, but rest assured she's quite gentle with them. So join Jackie (and Katie the Lurcher, Blossom the Cob and Rowfoot's many other residents, four- and two-legged) as she recounts the occasional pitfall and many pleasures of running a small farm in one of the most beautiful parts of England.

Mobilizing Interest Groups in America

Patrons, Professions, and Social Movements

Author: Jack L. Walker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081646

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 3972


A major study of interest groups in America

Business Mathematics and Statistics

Author: Andy Francis

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844801282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 666

View: 6927


The sixth edition provides a thorough grounding in basic mathematical and statisical techniques for business students, and students on a professional course such as accounting. The result is a comprehensive, user-friendly, testing oriented guide to quantitative methods for business. The sixth edition provides a thorough grounding in basic mathematical and statisical techniques for business students, and students on a professional course such as accounting. The result is a comprehensive, user-friendly, testing oriented guide to quantitative methods for business.


How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3053


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes.” —Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.


Author: Sappho,Mary Barnard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520272935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct—the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.

Types and Programming Languages

Author: Benjamin C. Pierce,Benjamin C. (Professor Pierce, University of Pennsylvania)

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262162098

Category: Computers

Page: 623

View: 510


Mathematical Preliminaries - Untyped Systems - Untyped Arithmetic Expressions - An ML Implementation of Arithmetic Expressions - The Untyped Lambda-Calculus - Nameless Representation of Terms - An ML Implementation of the Lambda-Calculus - Types Arithmetic Expressions - Simply Typed Lambda-Calculus - An ML Implementation of Simple Types - Simple Extensions - Normalization - Exceptions - Subtyping - Metatheory of Subtyping - An ML Implementation of Subtyping - Recursive Types - Metatheory of Recursive Types - Polymorphism - Type Reconstruction - Universal Types - Existential Types - An ML Implementation of System F - Bounded Quantification - Higher-Order Systems - Higher-Order Polymorphism - Higher-Order Subtyping.

Energy and Humanity

An Intertwined Evolution

Author: Jami Hossain

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527542424

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 7677


Sometime around three million years ago, the first hominid walked on this planet. In the time which has elapsed since then, the descendant of this biped has evolved to reach the top of the food chain. Furthermore, it has manipulated other lifeforms and Earth’s resources in a manner that makes these entirely subservient to only one species, homo sapiens. In a period less than 0.007% of Earth’s age, man has dramatically altered both the biosphere and the climate. This text argues that intelligent manipulation of ‘energy’ is at the heart of human supremacy. Energy is intertwined in an intricate manner with everything that happens around us. From the very beginning, nearly three million years ago, up until today, the human race has evolved and progressed by gaining mastery and control over energy. This book presents an insightful description of the evolution of human civilization from an energy perspective, showing that ‘energy’ is the vehicle that has catapulted the human race to a commanding position on Earth. From rudimentary Stone Age tools to classical physics, from animal power to the steam engine, and from relativity and quantum theory to geo-politics and climate change, drawing upon multiple disciplines, it weaves a fascinating story of the history of “energy” in human civilization. It also discusses the “dark side” of energy, exemplified by climate change, pollution, and deforestation, which is compelling modern human civilization to once again go into an energy transition mode, as well as those forms of energy which can counteract such forces: renewable and smart energy and their associated innovations.