The Digested Twenty first Century

The Digested Twenty first Century

So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.

Author: John Crace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780339085

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book – anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair game – to 700 words in a parody of the plot, style, dialogue and themes. Or lack of them. The Digested Read has not just become an institution for readers; it is read and enjoyed by publishers and authors too. So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.
Categories: Humor

The Digested 21st Century

The Digested 21st Century

So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.

Author: John Crace

Publisher:

ISBN: 1780338589

Category: English literature

Page: 352

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John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book - anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair game - to 700 words in a parody of the plot, style, dialogue and themes. Or lack of them. The Digested Read has not just become an institution for readers; it is read and enjoyed by publishers and authors too. So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.
Categories: English literature

Brideshead Abbreviated

Brideshead Abbreviated

Witty and sharp, this is essential reading both for those who genuinely love literature and for those who merely want to appear ridiculously well read.

Author: John Crace

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409061748

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 697

John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardian has rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearful that it may be their turn to be mercilessly sent up. Now he turns his critical eye on the classics of the last century, offering bite-sized pastiches of everything from Mrs Dalloway to Trainspotting via Lolita and The Great Gatsby. Those who have never quite got around to reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man will be delighted to find its essence distilled into a handful of paragraphs. Those who have never really enjoyed Lord of the Flies will be pleased to find it hilariously parodied in an easily swallowable 982 words. And those who find all such works a little highbrow will be relieved to discover, between the covers of this book, John Crace's take on the likes of Ian Fleming, P. G. Wodehouse and the Highway Code. Witty and sharp, this is essential reading both for those who genuinely love literature and for those who merely want to appear ridiculously well read.
Categories: Humor

Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty first Century

Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty first Century

The Vimanasthanam prescribes the following: • Eat warm food — it tastes good,
stimulates the digestive fire, is easily digested, carminates flatus, and reduces
mucus. q Eat unctous food — it incorporates all of the above effects, plus it
develops ...

Author: S. Cromwell Crawford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791457796

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective. S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and many more. This Hindu perspective is particularly noteworthy because of India's own indigenous medical system, which is stronger than ever and drawing continued interest from the West. The Hindu bioethics presented in this book are philosophically pluralistic and ethically contextual, giving them that conceptual flexibility which is often missing in Western religions, but which is demanded by the twenty-first century's complex moral problems. Comprehensive in scope and passionate in nature, Crawford's study is an important resource for analyses of practical ethics, bioethics, and health care.
Categories: Religion

The role of terrorism in twenty first century warfare

The role of terrorism in twenty first century warfare

These views, including the lessons they taught, were then digested by American
analysts and applied to the fighting over Vietnam. In the twenty-first century it
seems clear that studies of terrorism and insurgency belong together. Insurgents
 ...

Author: Susanne Martin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781784998080

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 353

This book presents a critical reflection on the major armed conflicts that occurred during the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty-first century. Conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria all involved the use of terrorism by one or more groups. Looking to the future, the book asks what this means for violent conflicts yet to come? Using a variety of case studies, the authors provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role played by terrorism as a stand-alone tactic as well as one used to ignite broad-scale conflict. They also pose the question on what occasions does terrorism tend to occur as an armed conflict begins to subside, and when, in other words, is it a trailing indicator?
Categories: Political Science

Aging in the Twenty first Century

Aging in the Twenty first Century

AGING IN THE Twenty-First CENTURY Len Sperry Imagine, if you will, a hungry
python foraging for food one day. ... let nature take its course as the rabbit is
slowly digested and moves down the python's now greatly distended digestive
tract.

Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815321023

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 319

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
Categories: Social Science

Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

The “rock star economist’s” underlying thesis is that inequality under capitalism has reached dramatic levels in the last few decades and continues to grow—and that this is not by chance.

Author: Stephen Kaufmann

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784786168

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

View: 732

An introduction to Thomas Piketty’s monumental work US Nobel Prize–winner Paul Krugman described Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century as “perhaps the most important book of the last decade.” It has sparked major international debates, dominated bestseller lists and generated a level of enthusiasm—as well as intense criticism—in a way no other economic or sociological work has in a long time. Piketty has been described as a new Karl Marx and placed in the same league as the economist John Maynard Keynes. The “rock star economist’s” underlying thesis is that inequality under capitalism has reached dramatic levels in the last few decades and continues to grow—and that this is not by chance. A small elite is making itself richer and richer and acquiring everincreasing levels of power. Given the sensational reception of Piketty’s not-so-easily digested 800-page study, the question as to where the hype around the book comes from deserves to be asked. What does it get right? And what should we make of it—both of the book itself and of the criticism it has received? This introduction lays out the argument of Piketty’s monumental work in a compact and understandable format, while also investigating the controversies Piketty has stirred up. In addition, the two authors demonstrate the limits, contradictions and errors of the so-called Piketty revolution.
Categories: Political Science

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Also by John Crace Baby Alarm: A Neurotic's Guide to Fatherhood Vertigo: One
Football Fan's Fear of Success Harry's ... Redknapp Brideshead Abbreviated:
The Digested Read of the Twentieth Century The Digested Twenty-first Century I
 ...

Author: John Crace

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473509672

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Exactly a week after the general election, two men – ‘Call me Dave’ and ‘Call me Nick’ – walked side by side into the rose garden of No. 10 Downing Street to give their first press-conference as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, looking for all the world like men in love. It was a romance in which people wanted to believe. But it was also one that people couldn't help but mistrust. Most unnerving, however, was the sense that they both couldn't quite believe their luck. Cameron: I can't believe it. All those people out there just for us ... Clegg: I know. It's mad, isn't it? I have to keep pinching myself as well. Cameron: Go on say it again ... Clegg: What? Cameron: Call me Prime Minister ... The storms the Dave and Nick partnership would have to face (same sex marriage, plebgate, triple dip recession, riots ...) were then unclear. Now, almost five years on, this up-to-the-minute portrait of Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of the Coalition, while offering an indispensible guide to a half-decade of madness: · * Foreign Policy - The new 'special relationship' - William Hague and Angelina Jolie · * The Economy - Osborne finally cracks it: boom in London; bust everywhere else. · * Immigration - should the entire population of Bulgaria pick strawberries for us? · * The Opposition - how Labour got the wrong Miliband. Includes: * UKIP, PPI, ISIS and other dubious acronyms. · * The countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one. Insightful, painful, very funny, this is a must-read for all of us with a vote, whichever side we thought we were on.
Categories: Humor

The Haunting of Twenty First Century America

The Haunting of Twenty First Century America

... a euphoria so that thestruggle is not onlybrief but thatthe living animal, soon to
become masticated and digested, feels as little painas possible. Thus,it is
nature's way of protecting animals, who sustain other animalsalong nature's food
chain.

Author: William J. Birnes

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466828032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 838

In this companion volume to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors William J. Birnes and Joel Martin explore today's intellectual and spiritual awakening—one that is challenging traditional belief systems. Birnes and Martin show that, though many governments deny the importance of a spiritual component to national policy, even the most conservative governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal, ghosts, and spirits. From using psychic spying programs to gather intelligence on enemy nations to investigating the use of mind control to impede the abilities of hostile troops, the U.S. government has continuously developed paranormal weapons and tactics alongside their more mundane counterparts. U.S. Presidents from Franklin Pierce through Ronald Reagan regularly relied on the paranormal, using trance mediums, channelers, and astrologists to help plan agendas and travel schedules. The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read—it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new "Fourth Culture" of the twenty-first century. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Exile of Britney Spears

The Exile of Britney Spears

A Tale of 21st Century Consumption Christopher R. Smit ... The Exits of Britney
Sps&r$: A Tale erf Twenty-First Century Consumption explains that we have
consumed, digested, and eliminated Britney Spears in a process uniquely ...

Author: Christopher R. Smit

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504100

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

View: 791

As sustainability and eco-responsibility become a part of our everyday cultural conversation, we’re finally being forced to acknowledge that what we consume matters. What we fail to realize is that we unconsciously, continually, and at times violently consume much more than just food—including celebrities. The Exile of Britney Spears takes the ubiquitous pop star of its title as its primary example, explaining that we have consumed, digested, and eliminated Britney Spears in a process uniquely characteristic of American popular culture. In Christopher Smit’s provocative account of the sociological, aesthetic, and political outcomes of this new mediated cannibalism, he offers the idea of exile as a new metaphor for the outcome of popular consumption. By investigating the psychological, personal, and social matrix of Britney’s rise and fall, he outlines the process of her inevitable exile from global taste and favor.
Categories: Social Science

Eat Right 4 Your Type Revised and Updated

Eat Right 4 Your Type  Revised and Updated

It is amazing but true that today, in the twenty-first century, your immune and
digestive systems still maintain a memory, a certain favoritism ... lima beans are
digested in the stomach through the process of acid hydrolysis. However, the
lectin ...

Author: Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042788

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 870

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING DIET PHENOMENON If you’ve ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you’re right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Based on decades of research and practical application, Eat Right 4 Your Type offers an individualized diet-and-health plan that is right for you. In this revised and updated edition of Eat Right 4 Your Type, you will learn: • Which foods, spices, teas, and condiments will help maintain your optimal health and ideal weight • Which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid • Which medications function best in your system • Whether your stress goes to your muscles or to your nervous system • Whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation • Whether you should walk, swim, or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise • How knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections • How knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases • How to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors that cause rapid cell deterioration INCLUDES A 10-DAY JUMP-START PLAN
Categories: Health & Fitness

Ecology of Fresh Waters

Ecology of Fresh Waters

A View for the Twenty-First Century Brian R. Moss. Sludge (insoluble) digestion
Digested sludge: drying; incineration; use as fertilizer, or burial. its sap on human
skin exposed to bright sunlight), the Japanese knotweed (Fallopiajaponica) and ...

Author: Brian R. Moss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118687796

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 385

This new edition of an established textbook provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to rivers, lakes and wetlands, and was written as the basis for a complete course on freshwater ecology. Designed for undergraduate and early postgraduate students who wish to gain an overall view of this vast subject area, this accessible guide to freshwater ecosystems and man's activities will also be invaluable to anyone interested in the integrated management of freshwaters. The author maintains the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world, and the author continues to stress the human influence. The scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated, making use of the wealth of data available since publication of the last edition. Professor Brian Moss is a lecturer in Applied Ecology at the University of Liverpool, and has written three previous editions of this well-established textbook.
Categories: Nature

Towards Schooling for the Twenty first Century

Towards Schooling for the Twenty first Century

One argument against factual knowledge is that our knowledge base is
developing so quickly that educators are able to remain current only by
accessing updated ... It is not the task of the school to deliver this information in
digested form .

Author: Per Dalin

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015037427294

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 828

"This forward-looking and visionary book presents a comprehensive view of the challenges facing society, the realities of work and leisure for children in the next century, and the implications of these analyses and predictions for schools today as they prepare children for the future." "The authors consider the revolutions in the economy, technology, ecology, society, politics and values, and illustrate the impact that these fundamental changes will have on schooling and learning for the next century. Their conclusions raise critical questions about the concept of a 'good school', while also describing the learning culture, the new curriculum and the principles of responsible and effective schooling."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Education

From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty first Century

From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty first Century

Perhaps the variations in the way Evans used his source material in Part 1
revealed the similarity of Evans ' s comprehension and communication style .
Evans digested and reformulated the work of Ferguson and Martin because
these authors ...

Author: R. John Brockmann

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572730765

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 145

This text divides the history of American technical communication into three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical communicators as innovators within constraints (1948-1954).
Categories: Science

Communications in the Twenty first Century

Communications in the Twenty first Century

The year 2001 will be on us before most contemporaries will have digested the
implications of the discoveries and inventions already accomplished . One lesson
we have learned : that new technologies do not necessarily displace the older ...

Author: Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Wiley

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037686024

Category: Communication

Page: 240

View: 322

Conference papers from a symposium held at the Philip Morris Manufacting Center, Richmond, Virginia, Spring 1981.
Categories: Communication

Incomplete Shakespeare Macbeth

Incomplete Shakespeare  Macbeth

‘Give me the daggers and I’ll pin the blame/ On Duncan’s grooms who both are also slain. /A little water clears us of this deed /Though a large scotch might also do the trick...’ To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's ...

Author: John Crace

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473541917

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 693

‘Give me the daggers and I’ll pin the blame/ On Duncan’s grooms who both are also slain. /A little water clears us of this deed /Though a large scotch might also do the trick...’ To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the first of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam. This ebook has a large amount of footnotes and is best viewed on a device that supports pop-up text.
Categories: Humor

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century i 2005 Ed

The Dynamic Teeners of the 21st Century i   2005 Ed

At this point, the blood proceeds on its say loaded with food and oxygen to
nourish the tissues of the body through the arteries which become smaller as
they branch out, one from another, into capillarities. The digested food and the
oxygen are ...

Author:

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712340457

Category:

Page:

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Geography Into the Twenty First Century

Geography Into the Twenty First Century

Maybe a few disconnected facts , an out - of - date map of the world , some half -
digested conceptual curios , like ' K = 3 ' or ' stone stripes ' ? Or , is there
something more worth while and longer lasting to be gained from what Slater (
1994 ) ...

Author: Eleanor M. Rawlings

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015037451559

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 119

This volume contains essays which describe key developments in the areas of human, physical and environmental geography over the 20th century. It also examines how the teaching of geography has changed, highlighting alterations to the structure and charact
Categories: Science

Twenty first century British and Irish Novelists

Twenty first century British and Irish Novelists

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026168620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 429

View: 122

Essays on British and Irish novelists of the twenty-first century provides information on the historical events and figures from multiple perspectives that influenced the writers of this time period. Discusses historical novels, including the spectral historical novel, detailed criticism analyzing contemporary British fiction published in the new millennium, how novelists approach the facts of the past and the process of adaptation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

On the Threshold of the Twenty first Century

On the Threshold of the Twenty first Century

... of the information he has himself digested on the discoveries and the latest
hypotheses offered by neurophysiologists . ... The young researcher Howard
Neumann ( a new variant of the same name , with the same connotations ) is at
first 1 ...

Author: Valentina Vasilʹevna Ivasheva

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009045835

Category: Humanism

Page: 210

View: 405

Categories: Humanism