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The Edge Of Memory

Author : Patrick Nunn
ISBN : 9781472943279
Genre : Science
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In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend – after all, human memory is unreliable, and how can you be sure your friend hasn't embellished the facts? But before humans were writing down their knowledge, they were telling it to each other in the form of stories. The Edge of Memory celebrates the predecessor of written information – the spoken word, tales from our ancestors that have been passed down, transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next. Among the most extensive and best-analysed of these stories are from native Australian cultures. These stories conveyed both practical information and recorded history, describing a lost landscape, often featuring tales of flooding and submergence. These folk traditions are increasingly supported by hard science. Geologists are starting to corroborate the tales through study of climatic data, sediments and land forms; the evidence was there in the stories, but until recently, nobody was listening. In this book, Patrick Nunn unravels the importance of these tales, exploring the science behind folk history from various places – including northwest Europe and India – and what it can tell us about environmental phenomena, from coastal drowning to volcanic eruptions. These stories of real events were passed across the generations, and over thousands of years, and they have broad implications for our understanding of how human societies have developed through the millennia, and ultimately how we respond collectively to changes in climate, our surroundings and the environment we live in.
Category: Science

At The Edge Of Memory

Author : Michael King
ISBN : 0143018159
Genre : Belgrave family
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A man turns up in New Zealand in the early years of the twentieth century as if out of nowhere. He admits to no past, only to a present and a future; and he reinvents himself as a Catholic businessman. But the pressure of keeping a secret, of having to live with a repressed truth, eventually becomes too great. He disintegrates, emotionally and physically, leaving his family sparse clues to his origins and identity. Michael King investigates a mystery that had engaged his extended family for over half a century. The answers he finds are astonishing and link that Irish-Catholic family back to Australia, the United States, England, and ultimately to south-east Poland. As King notes, most stories are based on one of only two plots: somebody goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. This one had its beginnings in both scenarios, a man setting out on a quest and the arrival of a stranger. It has the additional merit of being true.
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The Edge Of Memory

Author : Maura Beth Brennan
ISBN : 9781506905549
Genre : Fiction
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When your childhood is cut short by murder and treachery, it's not easy to live a normal life. At the tender age of nine, Harriet witnessed her father beat her mother to death, and she holds herself partially responsible. Still haunted by half-memories, guilt, and disturbing dreams, she has constructed a solitary and joyless existence, with little room for men or romance. Facing her thirtieth birthday, she knows she must do something to change her life. Like an omen, she meets Agnes, a rich elderly widow looking for a companion at her summer home in Maine, and the two forge a business deal. Thinking this will be like a vacation and a time to plan a better future, Harriet is shocked to discover challenges and obstacles she hadn't anticipated. Agnes' nephew and sole heir resents Harriet and wants her gone. And then there's Eli, the local artisan who makes her reconsider her decision to avoid men. Can he possibly return her feelings? Soon, the nephew's schemes, along with a heartbreaking betrayal, culminate in an event that changes her life forever. Will she fail Agnes as she failed her own mother years ago? Will she lose the man she loves? Or will she find her own strength and realize happiness at last? Keywords: Psychological Drama Suspense, Amnesia Women's Fiction, Love Friendship Loyalty, Contemporary Woman Finding Love, Small Town Romance, Mystery Thriller Female Protagonist, Tortured Dreams, Self-Discovery Novel Women's, Romantic Suspense, Woman Overcoming The Past
Category: Fiction

Warrior On The Edge Of Memory

Author : Zackery Arbela
ISBN : 1797064908
Genre : Fiction
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★★★★ 'I loved this book!'★★★★ 'Well written with an interesting plot and characters!'What would you do to find the secrets of your past?Azaran is a man without memory. Pulled from the ocean and put in chains, he remembers nothing of his past beyond his name...and the magical runes branded on his chest that make him faster and stronger then ordinary men. Desperate and confused, he is thrust into a world where the strong prey upon the weak, while hidden masters drive all before them towards an apocalypse of blood and fire. With a band of escaped slaves and freedom fighters at his back, Azaran leads a revolution. He will face overwhelming odds, he will face overwhelming odds as he travels to the edge of memory...where the darkness of his past awaits.Warrior on the Edge of Memory is the first book of The Tale of Azaran fantasy series. If you like sword and sorcery action and adventure in the vein of Conan the Barbarian, set in a fantastical universe of magic, mayhem and heroism, then you will love Zackery Arbela's latest series. Buy Warrior on the Edge of Memory and join the adventure today!
Category: Fiction

At Memory S Edge

Author : James E. Young
ISBN : 0300094132
Genre : History
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How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? In 1997, James E. Young was invited to join a German commission appointed to find an appropriate design for a national memorial in Berlin to the European Jews killed in World War II. As the only foreigner and only Jew on the panel, Young gained a unique perspective on Germany's fraught efforts to memorialize the Holocaust. In this book, he tells for the first time the inside story of Germany's national Holocaust memorial and his own role in it. In exploring Germany's memorial crisis, Young also asks the more general question of how a generation of contemporary artists can remember an event like the Holocaust, which it never knew directly. Young examines the works of a number of vanguard artists in America and Europe--including Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, David Levinthal, and Rachel Whiteread--all born after the Holocaust but indelibly shaped by its memory as passed down through memoirs, film, photographs, and museums. In the context of the moral and aesthetic questions raised by these avant-garde projects, Young offers fascinating insights into the controversy surrounding Berlin's newly opened Jewish museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, as well as Germany's soon-to-be-built national Holocaust memorial, designed by Peter Eisenman. Illustrated with striking images in color and black-and-white, At Memory's Edge is the first book in any language to chronicle these projects and to show how we remember the Holocaust in the after-images of its history.
Category: History

The Future Of Memory

Author : Richard Crownshaw
ISBN : 1845458478
Genre : History
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Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand testimony of the victims of genocidal conflicts. The collection engages with pressing 'real world' issues, such as the furor around the recent 9/11 memorial, and what we really mean when we talk about 'trauma'.
Category: History

On The Edge Of The Abyss

Author : Frieda Miller
ISBN : 1895754216
Genre : Holocaust survivors
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Category: Holocaust survivors

The Edge Effect

Author : Eric R. Braverman
ISBN : 1402712057
Genre : Medical
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Offers a program for increasing longevity and improving health through balanced brain chemistry, combining a proper diet, nutritional supplements, changes in environment, and natural hormones to control the level of the four primary neurotransmitters.
Category: Medical

On The Edge Of Certainty

Author : Raymond Tallis
ISBN : 9780230598867
Genre : Philosophy
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Raymond Tallis's The Explicit Animal (1991) was a passionate attack on attempts to explain human consciousness in purely biological terms. This ground-breaking book defended the distinctive nature of human consciousness against the misrepresentations of those many philosophers and cognitive scientists who aimed to reduce it to a set of functions understood in evolutionary, neurobiological and computational terms. In his laudatory review in The Times Literary Supplement, Stephen Clark expressed the hope that Tallis would continue his explorations. On the Edge of Certainty does precisely that, investigating and clarifying the implications of the highly original view of human nature discussed in his earlier book, in order to understand the nature of truth, of language, of the mind and of the self.
Category: Philosophy

At The Edge Of Her Memory

Author : Sweet and Special Books
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Get The Edge

Author : Geoff Beattie
ISBN : 9780755362400
Genre : Business & Economics
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A fascinating guide to getting the edge in all areas of life from leading psychologist Geoff Beattie. Geoff's easy-to-follow advice shows how you can improve your relationship with yourself and others, sometimes in a matter of seconds. With his impressive insight into what makes us tick, Geoff provides quick tips that will help you shake off your old, bad habits and quickly get into new, positive ones. Whether you want to lift yourself out of a bad mood, be able to spot a liar, get your partner to clean the house or just tell a joke well, this book will give you the edge.
Category: Business & Economics

Hermeneutics History And Memory

Author : Philip Gardner
ISBN : 9781134261635
Genre : Education
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This book presents a novel contribution to topical academic debate, seeing the sceptical challenge as an opportunity for reflection on history’s key processes and practices.
Category: Education

Advanced Memory Optimization Techniques For Low Power Embedded Processors

Author : Manish Verma
ISBN : 9781402058974
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book proposes novel memory hierarchies and software optimization techniques for the optimal utilization of memory hierarchies. It presents a wide range of optimizations, progressively increasing in the complexity of analysis and of memory hierarchies. The final chapter covers optimization techniques for applications consisting of multiple processes found in most modern embedded devices.
Category: Technology & Engineering

On The Edge Of The Pack

Author : M. Desiree
ISBN : 9781479745333
Genre : Fiction
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On The Edge of the Pack Book two of the On The Edge series Olivia Mayors journey continues as she becomes part of the mythical world. After meeting CliffMarks enemyin On The Edge of the Forest, Olivia is positive that she is going to meet her death. She finds Cliff to save Mark, but the unexpected happens. Rather than the monster she is expecting, Cliff seems to be kind, but that does not fool Olivia. She is wary when he makes her a deal: become his and hell stop trying to kill Mark as well as all the other wolves. Under the circumstances, Olivia has no choice but to accept. Just as she accepts, the unexpected happens and Olivia becomes the very thing that she always thought was mythical: a werewolf. Struggling with the new feelings and emotions in her body, Olivia is faced with many more obstacles and challenges. Danger lurks around every corner from the consequences of marrying Mark, to child bearing and wolf hunts. Time after time, her family is endangered. When a wolf hunt starts unexpectedly, they leave their spacious home and move deeply into the forest of Pinecrossing where Olivia learns of a horrible truth: her brother died. Attending her brothers funeral in Idaho has consequences, but then again, doesnt everything? This is where Olivias journey really begins as, after his funeral, she begins to tell all of her family members good-bye. When she intends to do this with her sister, a secret is unraveled that will yet again forever change Olivias world: Cliff. He was back again, taunting Olivia. Playing games was a favorite of his, and Olivia prepared herself in every way possible to fight him to protect her family. Along the way truths are uncovered about her past. Truth about how exactly much her parents knew about this life; about the genes she carried. She also learns another family secret that will leave many questions answered, while others arise. Every day, trouble gets closer and closer. After Olivias sister, Christine, is threatened, Olivia is faced with yet another choice. She can either become a monsterCliffsand have no contact what-so-ever with her family, or she can sit back and watch as one by one, her family is murdered. Is she strong enough to save her family? Or is she selfish enough to put them in danger?
Category: Fiction

The Memory Keeper S Daughter

Author : Kim Edwards
ISBN : 1101010940
Genre : Fiction
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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In The Memory Of The Map

Author : Christopher Norment
ISBN : 9781609380960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Throughout his life, maps have been a source of imagination and wonder for Christopher Norment. Mesmerized by them since the age of eight or nine, he found himself courted and seduced by maps, which served functional and allegorical roles in showing him worlds that he might come to know and helping him understand worlds that he had already explored. Maps may have been the stuff of his dreams, but they sometimes drew him away from places where he should have remained firmly rooted. In the Memory of the Map explores the complex relationship among maps, memory, and experience—what might be called a “cartographical psychology” or “cartographical history.” Interweaving a personal narrative structured around a variety of maps, with stories about maps as told by scholars, poets, and fiction writers, this book provides a dazzlingly rich personal and intellectual account of what many of us take for granted. A dialog between desire and the maps of his life, an exploration of the pleasures, utilitarian purposes, benefits, and character of maps, this rich and powerful personal narrative is the matrix in which Norment embeds an exploration of how maps function in all our lives. Page by page, readers will confront the aesthetics, mystery, function, power, and shortcomings of maps, causing them to reconsider the role that maps play in their lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Impossible Knife Of Memory

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN : 9781101621561
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.
Category: Young Adult Fiction