A History of Thermodynamics

The Doctrine of Energy and Entropy

Author: Ingo Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540462279

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 3775


This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

An Elementary Exposition of the Doctrine of Energy

Author: Douglas Denon Heath

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110089376

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 9853


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Doctrine of Common Good

Author: Itai T. Mupanduki

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466921285

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

View: 8632


The author addresses the current sad state of global affairs with amazing clarity and perplexing evidence that all we need is right before our own eyes to make things right. The book addresses head on thorny issues like sovereignty, currency, terrorism, demilitarization, problems with the United Nations, polarization of the world by the lone superpower and inherent contradictions in the axis of power, global genocide, the multinational corporations and their ever rising dominance to name a few. The author then challenges humanity to exit their shells and think globally to guarantee humanity's survival on this earth as we know it. Amazingly the book also lays bare the redundancy of many current government systems. A brilliant peace of work put together which provokes everyone's imagination for a new world based on the maximal utilization of both material and human resources guided by The Doctrine of Common Good.

The Confucian Analects, the Great Learning & the Doctrine of the Mean

Author: Confucius

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206431

Category: Religion

Page: 518

View: 6397


Notable not only for its comprehensiveness but also for its inclusion of the Chinese pictograms, this complete text of the *Analects* of the greatest philosopher of Chinese history is a must-own volume for any student of Confucius (551Bi479 Be. From the disposition of a land's rulers to the value of prayer, the thoughts of Confucius have powerfully shaped the moral life and political structures of Asian nations, and influenced the direction of the Western world as well. Here, Legge offers an enlightening introduction to the *Analects,* copious notes that place the sayings in cultural context, and much more assistance for the lay reader in understanding the depth of Confucius' wisdom. This three-in-one volume, originally published in this form in 1893, also includes *The Great Learning,* the Confucian illustration of illustrious virtue, and *The Doctrine of the Mean,* the thinker's explication of the path of duty. Scottish scholar JAMES LEGGE (1815-1897) was the first professor of Chinese language and literature at Oxford University, serving from 1876 to 1897. Among his many books are The Life and Teaching of Confucius (1867), The Religions of China (1880), and the 50-volume Sacred Books of the East (1879-1891).

Judaism and the Doctrine of Creation

Author: Norbert M. Samuelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521452144

Category: Religion

Page: 362

View: 1973


A unique synthesis of religious belief and philosophy which puts an entirely new complexion on creation.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161429044X

Category: Religion

Page: 1944

View: 2663


Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.