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Parallax Of Growth

Author : Ole Bjerg
ISBN : 9781509506255
Genre : Philosophy
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Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent debt drive, whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt. Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The book aims to shift the inquiry from what shall we do? to why have we not already done it? In order to address the challenges of our contemporary times of crisis, we need to understand how the idea of growth is deeply ingrained in the ideology as well as the organization of our society. The book aims to open the space for philosophical thinking about this important issue.
Category: Philosophy

Parallax Visions

Author : Bruce Cumings
ISBN : 0822329247
Genre : History
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In a work that synthesizes crucial developments in international relations at the close of the twentieth century, Bruce Cumings--a leading historian of contemporary East Asia--provides a nuanced understanding of how the United States has loomed over the modern history and culture of East Asia. By offering correctives to widely held yet largely inaccurate assessments of the affairs of this region, Parallax Visions shows how relations between the United States, Japan, Vietnam, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan have been structured by their perceptions and misperceptions of each other. Using information based on thirty years of research, Cumings offers a new perspective on a wide range of issues that originated with the cold war--with particular focus on the possibly inappropriate collaboration between universities, foundations, and intelligence agencies. Seeking to explode the presuppositions that Americans usually bring to the understanding of our relations with East Asia, the study ranges over much of the history of the twentieth century in East Asian-American relations--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Korean War, and more recent difficulties in U.S. relations with China and Japan. Cumings also rebuts U.S. media coverage of North Korea's nuclear diplomacy in the 1990s and examines how experiences of colonialism and postcolonialism have had varying effects on economic development in each of these countries. Positing that the central defining experience of twentieth-century East Asia has been its entanglement first with British and Japanese imperialism, and then with the United States, Cumings ends with a discussion of how the situation could change over the next century as the economic and political global clout of the United States declines. Illuminating the sometimes self-deluded ideology of cold war America, Parallax Visions will engage historians, political scientists, and students and scholars of comparative politics and social theory, as well as readers interested in questions of modernity and the role of the United States in shaping the destinies of modernizing societies in Asia.
Category: History

Human Growth

Author : F. Falkner
ISBN : 9781468426229
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Growth, as we conceive it, is the study of changeinan organism not yet mature. Differential growth creates form: external form through growth rates which vary from one part of the body to another and one tissue to another; and internal form through the series of time-entrained events which build up in each cell the special ized complexity of its particular function. We make no distinction, then, between growth and development, and if we have not included accounts of differentiation it is simply because we had to draw a quite arbitrary line somewhere. lt is only rather recently that those involved in pediatrics and child health have come to realize that growth is the basic science peculiar to their art. It is a science which uses and incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and biology. It is indeed a part of biology, and the study of human growth is a part of the curriculum of the rejuvenated science of Human Biology. What growth is not is a series of chärts of height and weight. Growth standards are useful and necessary, and their construction is by no means void of intellectual challenge. They are a basic instrument in pediatric epidemiology. But they do not appear in this book, any more than clinical accounts of growth disorders. This appears to be the first large handbook-in three volumes-devoted to Human Growth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sar Temporal Series Interpretation And Backscattering Modelling For Maize Growth Monitoring

Author : Éric Auquière
ISBN : 2930344032
Genre : Science
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The research objective is to develop a methodology for the extraction of bio- and geophysical variables from Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) and for their use in the perspective of maize monitoring in an operational context. SARs interest agronomists because they present some advantages for vegetation monitoring. However, the actual revisit cycle of SARs is not sufficient for crop monitoring. The image processing chain we developed overcomes this issue and meets the 4 requirements for operational crop monitoring: a high temporal resolution, a high geometric accuracy, a short processing time and the preservation of the signal content. From the literature, we know that the interactions between the signal backscattered by the vegetation and by the underlying soil are very complex. To understand these interactions, we carried out very intensive ground campaigns. The resulting data set is very rich. It covers 3 growing seasons during which 30 ERS SAR images and 13 RADARSAT SAR images were acquired and processed. In total, 612 fields, i.e. 581 maize fields and 31 sugar beet fields were located and visited. These field campaigns represent 2500 field visits and more or less 7500 measurements of 8 variables. One of the major outputs of this research comes from the analysis of the temporal behaviour of the SAR signal distribution at both field and regional levels. The SAR signal is analysed by the mean of the per-field backscattering coefficient. Previous results concerning the respective contribution of soil and crop are confirmed. The research also addresses the use of several regional indicators. We point out a drop of per-field variation coefficient averaged at regional level and we link it to the decrease of the infra-parcel variability of the soil roughness and to the progressive masking effect of the crop canopy on different sources of variability. The spatial variability of the ERS per-field backscattering coefficients is related to the variability of the sowing dates. Finally, existing and new versions of the cloud model are calibrated and validated. The cloud model is adapted to account for the data available from the field campaigns. The results show that SAR do not allow the prediction of the maize biomass at the field level but they can be used to give an indication on the crop status at a regional level.
Category: Science

Parallax The Time Conspiracy And The Heretic

Author : E.R. Scofield
ISBN : 9781105178900
Genre : Fiction
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Hitler wants to rule the future by changing the past. In the twenty first century a man wants to cure disease, but inadvertently discovers a portal to another world. A group of people want to escape the draconian rule of the modern Nazi empire. The Thousand Year Reich does not allow escape. There will be......trouble.
Category: Fiction

Dangerous Games

Author : Marta Randall
ISBN : 9780575125551
Genre : Fiction
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This sequel to JOURNEY blends science fiction and family saga to create a complicated and vibrant world, the people who cherish it, those who want to conquer it and those who bring it to the edge of ruin. The Kennerins pursue their desires and hatreds from the reaches of deep space to the smallest islands on Aerie, in a series of dangerous games whose stakes include the world and space and tauspace, beyond the reach of time.
Category: Fiction

Parallax Inception Of Leanna Moonth S Beloved

Author : Lawrence Guido
ISBN : 9781491748329
Genre : Fiction
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It is the late 1700s as Leanna Moonth and Deadeye Dick grow up as members of a ragtag gang who love old Sanbal, an eccentric elder who tells them folklore about a dark, mythical creature named Old Throat Eye. But one day after Leanna and Deadeye escort Sanbal and another elder on a trip to Sanbal’s boyhood home, everything changes. As Sanbal relays the story of his earlier travels to a remote mind overlap where he first learned about mysterious turtle stones and a secret society, Deadeye and Leanna are intrigued by the idea that people may have the ability to traverse beyond their universe—but only after Throat Eye is defeated. As they mature into adulthood and fall in love, Deadeye and Leanna resist their destiny. But unavoidable reality stalks them. After the lovers elope and team up as extradimensional detectives, they discover Throat Eye is torturing artists and the secret society is growing. A trick leaves Deadeye trapped in a cavern for two decades, and now only time will tell whether he can escape to reunite with Leanna and his gang as battles against the Throat Eye organization intensify into a final confrontation. In this fantasy tale, a miracle turns maniacal in an endearing adventure that takes two poetic detectives and their gang on a dangerous journey to stop a plague on human consciousness.
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The Growth Of Knowledge

Author : Veli Verronen
ISBN : UCSD:31822003799467
Genre : Science
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Category: Science