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Passage To The Center

Author : Daniel Tobin
ISBN : 9780813147628
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, author of nine collections of poetry and three volumes of influential essays, is regarded by many as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats. Passage to the Center is the most comprehensive critical treatment to date on Heaney's poetry and the first to study Heaney's body of work up to Seeing Things and The Spirit Level. It is also the first to examine the poems from the perspective of religion, one of Heaney's guiding preoccupations. According to Tobin, the growth of Heaney's poetry may be charted through the recurrent figure of "the center," a key image in the relationship that evolved over time between the poet and his inherited place, an evolution that involved the continual re-evaluation and re-vision of imaginative boundaries. In a way that previous studies have not, Tobin's work examines Heaney's poetry in the context of modernist and postmodernist concerns about the desacralizing of civilization and provides a challenging engagement with the work of a living master.
Category: Literary Criticism

Journey To The Center

Author : Thomas Keating
ISBN : 0824518950
Genre : Religion
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From the stark beginning of Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter Sunday, these meditations will feed your faith, renew your hope, and bless abundantly your journey of love.
Category: Religion

Simple Brownian Diffusion

Author : Daniel Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : 9780191641534
Genre : Science
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Brownian diffusion is the motion of one or more solute molecules in a sea of very many, much smaller solvent molecules. Its importance today owes mainly to cellular chemistry, since Brownian diffusion is one of the ways in which key reactant molecules move about inside a living cell. This book focuses on the four simplest models of Brownian diffusion: the classical Fickian model, the Einstein model, the discrete-stochastic (cell-jumping) model, and the Langevin model. The authors carefully develop the theories underlying these models, assess their relative advantages, and clarify their conditions of applicability. Special attention is given to the stochastic simulation of diffusion, and to showing how simulation can complement theory and experiment. Two self-contained tutorial chapters, one on the mathematics of random variables and the other on the mathematics of continuous Markov processes (stochastic differential equations), make the book accessible to researchers from a broad spectrum of technical backgrounds.
Category: Science

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 9781416596882
Genre : Fiction
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Originally published in French in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth tells the story of Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew, and a hired guide who, following the instructions of a medieval alchemist claiming to have found a passage to the center of the earth, travel deep into an Icelandic volcano. Deep in the earth, the dangers are beyond imaginable. They traverse subterranean oceans, have encounters with dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, and do so all in the spirit of adventure and discovery. Considered a classic in the science-fiction and fantasy genre, Jules Verne’s epic novel is an enduring tale of man’s desire to uncover the great unknowns of life and nature. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.
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Passage To A Just Society

Author : Reza Rezazadeh
ISBN : 9781413410501
Genre : Political Science
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For more information about the author and his publications visit This study demonstrates that because their opposing nature, democracy and capitalism or socialism cannot coexist. To have a democratic society, we have to replace capitalism or socialism with a democratic free market economy and take government out of regulating people's business and daily life.. The author attempts to present such a democratic concept, its societal structure and function and how under such a system people understand the purpose of life, work less hours, yet have a prosperous, leisurely and satisfying life. The book is actually the story of some parts from the author's life, written in an autobiographical form, showing hardships, sufferings, failures, incredible adventures, romance and love he encountered in developing his theory, and how persistence and determination , despite repeated failures, helped him to succeed in developing his theory and at the same time, transformed him to a better human being.
Category: Political Science

The Delaware Valley In The Early Republic

Author : Gabrielle M. Lanier
ISBN : 0801879663
Genre : Architecture
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Gabrielle Lanier reassesses the region's role in the formation of a distinctly American identity through the history, geography, and architecture of three of the valley's diverse cultural landscapes.
Category: Architecture