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Elegance And Enigma

Author : Maximilian Schlosshauer
ISBN : 9783642208805
Genre : Science
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Quantum mechanics is one of mankind's most remarkable intellectual achievements. Stunningly successful and elegant, it challenges our deepest intuitions about the world. In this book, seventeen physicists and philosophers, all deeply concerned with understanding quantum mechanics, reply to Schlosshauer's penetrating questions about the central issues. They grant us an intimate look at their radically different ways of making sense of the theory's strangeness. What is quantum mechanics about? What is it telling us about nature? Can quantum information or new experiments help lift the fog? And where are we headed next? Everyone interested in the contemporary but often longstanding conundrums of quantum theory, whether lay reader or expert, will find much food for thought in these pages. A wealth of personal reflections and anecdotes guarantee an engaging read. Participants: Guido Bacciagaluppi, Caslav Brukner, Jeffrey Bub, Arthur Fine, Christopher Fuchs, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Shelly Goldstein, Daniel Greenberger, Lucien Hardy, Anthony Leggett, Tim Maudlin, David Mermin, Lee Smolin, Antony Valentini, David Wallace, Anton Zeilinger, and Wojciech Zurek.
Category: Science

The Lincoln Enigma

Author : Gabor Boritt
ISBN : 0198033028
Genre : History
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In The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life--including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his high-handed treatment of the Constitution. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that looked to a lily-white America. Jean Baker marvels at Lincoln's loves and marriage. David Herbert Donald compares Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief. Douglas Wilson shows us the young Lincoln--not the strong leader of popular history, but a man who struggles to find his purpose. Gerald Prokopowicz searches for the military leader, William C. Harris for the peacemaker, and Robert Bruce meditates on Lincoln and death. In a final section Boritt and Harold Holzer offer a fascinating portfolio of Lincoln images in modern art. Acute and thought-provoking in their observations, this all-star cast of historians--including two Pulitzer and three Lincoln Prize winners--questions our assumptions of Lincoln, and provides a new vitality to our ongoing reflections on his life and legacy.
Category: History

A Riddle A Mystery An Enigma And A Conundrum Sunderland University

Author : Dr. Michael Ralph, Sr.
ISBN : 9781483438801
Genre : Fiction
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Belinda Martin is an incoming freshman at Sunderland University in New Orleans who dreams of following in her Uncle Dan’s footsteps of law enforcement. She grew up on his fantastic, intriguing stories of life in the FBI, and she emulates a similar future for herself. However, being at Sunderland presents unexpected troubles. Sunderland is struggling to survive a series of crises of its own making, not the least of which is a secret campus organization known only as “O.” Belinda, ignorant of the threats surrounding her, makes friends and begins her education but soon becomes the target of a malevolent enigma that could alter the future of her school.
Category: Fiction

Hollywood Enigma

Author : Carl Rollyson
ISBN : 9781604735673
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shares the life of actor Dana Andrews, including his impressive filmography, his battle with alcoholism, and his term as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Enigma

Author : Phyllis Bigelow
ISBN : 9781479726004
Genre : Fiction
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To the authorities: You won't need to investigate any further. I apologize for the mess left behind. I am sure it will be an awful scene, but it had to happen. Losing her husband in a tragic storm changes Suzanne. Seen from her point of view, she focuses on her faith which is her key for endurance. When she chose to find hapiness again in another marraige, it is more different that she ever thought it could be. Sometimes a perfect life isn't always perfect at all. Each of us has our own rules for happiness, but should we? Perfection is not found in our professions or our social entertaining, it is sharing life with our spouse and loving our children.
Category: Fiction

Unravelling Enigma

Author : Maurice Freedman
ISBN : 9781473820159
Genre : History
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Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking efforts through the rickety structure of the pre-war Government Code and Cypher School to Bletchley Park where a large powerful organisation arose, unscrambling thousands of secret enemy messages every day. Detailing how these amazing discoveries were actually used, taking us briefly into some of the battles of the Second World War, and in some detail the Battle of the Atlantic, when Britain was in danger of starving and where the war was nearly lost.For the first time, the code-breaking story with all its complexities is told in a straightforward and readable manner, whilst at the same time it will not fail to intrigue and astonish readers.
Category: History

The Enigma Of Arrival

Author : V. S. Naipaul
ISBN : 9780330516310
Genre : Fiction
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Taking its title from the strangely frozen picture by the surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer. It is the story of a journey, from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another, and is perhaps V. S. Naipaul’s most autobiographical work. Yet alongside this he weaves a rich and complex web of invention and observation. Finding depth and pathos in the smallest moments – the death of a cottager, the firing of an estate’s gardener – Naipaul also comprehends the bigger picture – watching as the old world is lost to the gradual but permanent changes wrought on the English landscape by the march of ‘progress’. ‘Written with the expected beauty of style . . . Instead of diminishing life, Naipaul ennobles it’ Anthony Burgess, Observer
Category: Fiction

The Oldest Enigma Of Humanity

Author : Bertrand David
ISBN : 9781628723939
Genre : Science
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Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man's sole purpose was surviving? And why, some ten thousand years later, did startlingly similar animal paintings appear once again, on dark cave walls? Scholars and archaeologists have for centuries pored over these works of art, speculating and hoping to come away with the key to the mystery. No one until now has ever come close to elucidating neither their origin nor their meaning. In their stunning book and for the first time, Mr. David and Mr. Lefrere, after working together for years, give us a new understanding of an art lost in time, revealing what had until recently remained unexplainable—the oldest enigma in humanity has been solved.
Category: Science

Einstein S Enigma Or Black Holes In My Bubble Bath

Author : C.V. Vishveshwara
ISBN : 9783540332008
Genre : Science
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This is a fascinating and enjoyable popular science book on gravity and black holes. It offers an absorbing account on the history of research on the universe and gravity from Aristotle via Copernicus via Newton to Einstein. The author possesses high literary qualities and is celebrated relativist. The physics of black holes constitutes one of the most fascinating chapters in modern science. At the same time, there is a fanciful quality associated with this strange and beautiful entity. The black hole story is undoubtedly an adventure through physics, philosophy, history, fiction and fantasy. This book is an attempt to blend all these elements together.
Category: Science

The Book For Dangerous Women

Author : Clare Conville
ISBN : 9780802194664
Genre : Reference
File Size : 36.34 MB
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A “stunningly funny” encyclopedia of practical wisdom on marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, self-discovery, and more (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Featuring more than five hundred entries of sage advice, The Book for Dangerous Women shows us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun—from how to accept compliments to when to wear “cami-knickers” to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends, or foes), and why owning a cat and a fancy dress may be more fulfilling than sex. Like a dictionary, topics are cross-referenced and many include insights from the famed and infamous, such as Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Eve Ensler, Albert Camus, Anaïs Nin, and William Shakespeare. A typical progression of entries is: Affairs, Age, Arrangements, Bananas, Beauty, and Beds, followed by Bereavement, Birthdays, BFs, Blueberries, and Bolt Holes. From those conversations and counseling sessions with your mother, sisters, daughters, and friends to those moments in life that only women can understand, The Book for Dangerous Women is the grown-up and contemporary reference book every woman needs. “Celebrates the art of being fabulous and female at fifteen, fifty, and far beyond.” —Daily Telegraph
Category: Reference


Author : Louise Jones DuBose
ISBN : UOM:39015023530291
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Endless Enigma

Author : Edward Macan
ISBN : UOM:39015064219168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Includes a biography of the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer; a critical survey of the band's musical output and band members' other recordings; a complete discography, videography, and listing of live shows; and suggestions for further lis
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Dandy

Author : Nigel Rodgers
ISBN : 1903071305
Genre : History
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A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed man, nor is he an exclusively English phenomenon. He is something far more universal and intriguing, and this study explores his cultural significance. It starts with Beau Brummell, acknowledged as the very first dandy, a man whose ancestors had been servants, yet who invented a new paradigm of courtesy, wit, independence, and elegance to lord over the aristocrats of England. Brummell died in exile, forgotten and impoverished—the best dandies often die in debt. But his image lived on, to haunt and inspire generations around the world, from the boulevards of Paris and St. Petersburg in the 1830s to the studios of Hollywood a century later. Byron, Disraeli, Bulwer, Pushkin, Chopin, Delacroix, Balzac, Baudelaire, Wilde, Proust, Boni de Castellane, Hugo von Hofmannstahl, Beerbohm, Noël Coward, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Vladimir Nabokov, Ortega y Gassett, Mikhael Bulgakov, Evelyn Waugh, Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Wolfe, Nick Foulkes—all were bedazzled by the image of the dandy.
Category: History

Mayan Enigma

Author : Pierre Ivanoff
ISBN : UVA:X001176436
Genre : Guatemala
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Category: Guatemala

Flesh At War With Enigma

Author : Ralph Ubl
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114443430
Genre : Art
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Kunsthalle Basel, 19 Sep.-14 Nov. 2004; artists: Enrico David, Kate Davis, Julian Gèothe, Diango Hernâandez, Piotr Janas, Alina Szapocznikow.
Category: Art

A Cruel Enigma

Author : Paul Bourget
ISBN : UOM:39015019993818
Genre : French fiction
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The Socratic Enigma

Author : Herbert Spiegelberg
ISBN : MINN:31951001526555J
Genre : Philosophy, Ancient
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Category: Philosophy, Ancient

The Jesuit Enigma

Author : Edward Boyd Barrett
ISBN : UOM:39015041283105
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