Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Carl G. Liungman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393312362

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 596

View: 9573


Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 9065


Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

The Players of Religion

Author: Nicholas Shaw

Publisher: ShieldCrest

ISBN: 0955855780

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 6831


The Players of religion is a controversial philosophical discourse that is written in a friendly and entertaining manner, that should show people this is the way in which religion should be discussed. All the characters in this book are of religious significance, but there is one character that was once a true philosopher, and that is Sankara.

A Dictionary of Astronomy

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609055

Category: Reference

Page: 534

View: 7057


This dictionary contains over 4,300 entries covering all aspects of astronomy from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include Big Bang theory, relativity and variable stars. Biographical entries on eminent astronomers are also included.

Recommended Reference Books in Paperback

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 9265


An annotated, evaluative bibliography of some 1,000 reference titles chosen for their quality, economy, and availability. Each of the volume's 36 chapters describes and assesses paperbacks references focusing on a different subject area, from general reference volumes to the specific. The book is or

Fictions of Home

Narratives of Alienation and Belonging, 1850-2000

Author: Martin Mühlheim

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772000398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 2373


This study aims to counter right-wing discourses of belonging. It discusses key theoretical concepts for the study of home, focusing in particular on Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic contributions. The book also maintains that postmodern celebrations of nomadism and exile tend to be incapable of providing an alternative to conservative, xenophobic appropriations of home. In detailed readings of one film and six novels, a view is developed according to which home, as a spatio-temporal imaginary, is rooted in our species being, and as such constitutes the inevitable starting point for any progressive politics.