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Five Minute Biographies

Author : Dale Carnegie
ISBN : 1607968223
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book consists of 48 short biographies. Included are Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, The Mayo Brothers, Jack London, Theodore Roosevelt, and many more.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robots Zombies And Us

Author : Robert Kirk
ISBN : 9781474286619
Genre : Philosophy
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Could robots be genuinely intelligent? Could they be conscious? Could there be zombies? Prompted by these questions Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and sets out a new approach to solving them. He starts by discussing behaviourism, Turing's test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, and goes on to examine dualism – the idea that consciousness requires something beyond the physical – together with its opposite, physicalism. Probing the idea of zombies, he concludes they are logically impossible. Having presented the central problems, he sketches his solution: a version of functionalism, according to which consciousness consists in the performance of functions. While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what the main problems of consciousness are, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. With this powerful case for his version of functionalism, Kirk offers an engaging introduction to both the problems and a possible solution.
Category: Philosophy

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006357524
Genre : Copyright
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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)
Category: Copyright

Female Philanthropy In The Interwar World

Author : Eve Colpus
ISBN : 9781474259705
Genre : History
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Female philanthropy was at the heart of transformative thinking about society and the role of individuals in the interwar period. In Britain, in the aftermath of the First World War, professionalization; the authority of the social sciences; mass democracy; internationalism; and new media sounded the future and, for many, the death knell of elite practices of benevolence. Eve Colpus tells a new story about a world in which female philanthropists reshaped personal models of charity for modern projects of social connectedness, and new forms of cultural and political encounter. Centering the stories of four remarkable British-born women - Evangeline Booth; Lettice Fisher; Emily Kinnaird; and Muriel Paget - Colpus recaptures the breadth of the social, cultural and political influence of women's philanthropy upon practices of social activism. Female Philanthropy in the Interwar World is not only a new history of women's civic agency in the interwar period, but also a study of how female philanthropists explored approaches to identification and cultural difference that emphasized friendship in relation to interwar modernity. Richly detailed, the book's perspective on women's social interventionism offers a new reading of the centrality of personal relationships to philanthropy that can inform alternative models of giving today.
Category: History

Minute Biographies

Author : Samuel Nisenson
ISBN : UVA:X000479643
Genre : Biographical comic books, strips, etc
File Size : 84.61 MB
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One-page biographies of 150 well-known musicians, scientists, philosophers, writers, artists, soldiers, and political leaders from ancient to present times.
Category: Biographical comic books, strips, etc

The Modern Review

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B2887386
Genre : India
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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".
Category: India

The Afterlife Of Little Women

Author : Beverly Lyon Clark
ISBN : 9781421415598
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 64.80 MB
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The hit Broadway show of 1912; the lost film of 1919; Katharine Hepburn, as Jo, sliding down a banister in George Cukor’s 1933 movie; Mark English’s shimmering 1967 illustrations; Jo—this time played by Sutton Foster—belting "I'll be / astonishing" in the 2004 Broadway musical flop: these are only some of the markers of the afterlife of Little Women. Then there’s the nineteenth-century child who wrote, "If you do not... make Laurie marry Beth, I will never read another of your books as long as I live." Not to mention Miss Manners, a Little Women devotee, who announced that the book taught her an important life lesson: "Although it’s very nice to have two clean gloves, it’s even more important to have a little ink on your fingers." In The Afterlife of Little Women, Beverly Lyon Clark, a leading authority on children’s literature, explores these and other after-tremors, both popular and academic, as she maps the reception of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel, first published in 1868. Clark divides her discussion into four historical periods. The first covers the novel’s publication and massive popularity in the late nineteenth century. In the second era—the first three decades of the twentieth century—the novel becomes a nostalgic icon of the domesticity of a previous century, while losing status among the literary and scholarly elite. In its mid-century afterlife (1930–1960), Little Women reaches a low in terms of its critical reputation but remains a well-known piece of Americana within popular culture. The book concludes with a long chapter on Little Women’s afterlife from the 1960s to the present—a period in which the reading of the book seems to decline, while scholarly attention expands dramatically and popular echoes continue to proliferate. Drawing on letters and library records as well as reviews, plays, operas, film and television adaptations, spinoff novels, translations, Alcott biographies, and illustrations, Clark demonstrates how the novel resonates with both conservative family values and progressive feminist ones. She grounds her story in criticism of children’s literature, book history, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and adaptation studies. Written in an accessible narrative style, The Afterlife of Little Women speaks to scholars, librarians, and devoted Alcott fans.
Category: Literary Criticism

Five Minute Brain Workout

Author : Kim Chamberlain
ISBN : 9781628734706
Genre : Games & Activities
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Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body. Research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning. The key to such exercise is to constantly learn and regularly challenge your brain’s capabilities with new tasks. Regularly doing series of short, varied tasks will keep your thinking faculties focused and flexible. Five-Minute Brain Workout contains a wide variety of games and puzzles for people who enjoy words and language. There are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle with a wide variety of types of each. While the puzzles have specific answers, the games do not, which means you can continue to develop your creativity by doing them more than once and coming up with different answers. And there are enough puzzles and games for a year’s worth of challenging your mind. The book’s contents can be used in any number of ways: to challenge yourself or simply have fun or as a competition against time or other people. These exercises work in many settings: home, work, schoolrooms, training and therapy sessions, and as an icebreaker at social gatherings.
Category: Games & Activities

Blackwell S Five Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult

Author : Lowell Ackerman
ISBN : 9781118662359
Genre : Medical
File Size : 81.96 MB
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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice ManagementConsult, Second Edition has been extensively updated andexpanded, with 55 new topics covering subjects such as onlinetechnologies, hospice care, mobile practices, compassion fatigue,practice profitability, and more. Carefully formatted using thepopular Five-Minute Veterinary Consult style, the bookoffers fast access to authoritative information on all aspects ofpractice management. This Second Edition is an essential tool forrunning a practice, increasing revenue, and managing staff intoday’s veterinary practice. Addressing topics ranging from client communication andmanagement to legal issues, financial management, and humanresources, the book is an invaluable resource for businessmanagement advice applicable to veterinary practice. Sample formsand further resources are now available on a companion website.Veterinarians and practice managers alike will find this book acomprehensive yet user-friendly guide for success in today’schallenging business environment.
Category: Medical

More Minute Biographies

Author : Samuel Nisenson
ISBN : UVA:X000477722
Genre : Biographical comic books, strips, etc
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One-page biographies of 150 well-known musicians, scientists, philosophers, writers, artists, soldiers, and political leaders from ancient to present times.
Category: Biographical comic books, strips, etc

Harvard Memorial Biographies

Author : Thomas Wentworth Higginson
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000214313
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Makerere Journal

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B3359403
Genre : Africa
File Size : 74.64 MB
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Category: Africa

British Books In Print

Author :
ISBN : SRLF:A0014205934
Genre : Catalogs, Publishers'
File Size : 86.77 MB
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Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Current Biography

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ISBN : UOM:39076006694538
Genre : Biography
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Category: Biography

American National Biography

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : 0195127838
Genre : United States
File Size : 30.34 MB
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"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Category: United States

The Chautauquan

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ISBN : PRNC:32101064474768
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