Galloping with Light

Galloping with Light
Title Galloping with Light PDF eBook
Author Félix Alba-Juez
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages 0
Release 2010-11-30
Genre Quantum theory
ISBN 9781456373856

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Tired of popular science books written by renowned physicists who think you cannot comprehend what they do, so... all you deserve is the illusion of understanding? If yes, this is the book for you. The fact that the reader may not have a scientific education does not mean that s/he does not have the intelligence to understand profound concepts -- as long as they are presented with semantic and epistemological clarity. After all, Einstein said that Science is simply the refinement of our intuition and everyday experiences.Galloping with Light is a symbolic cavalcade that starts with the discovery of fire 1.5 million years ago; it allegorically employs the imagination of an adolescent called Einstein to explain the Theory of Relativity in non-scientific terms, and ends with the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon in 1969 -- depositing on lunar soil a laser retro-reflector which would prove, once again, that Einstein was right.Motivated by his own difficulties to understand Relativity Theory, and convinced that it is possible to teach the layperson without distorting the subject matter, the author takes an approach utterly opposed to that of most popular science books. Knowing he has to demolish what the reader understands by time, distance, and motion, the author -using his experiences as a child, adolescent, and adult- dedicates the first half of the book to convince the reader that our intuition and common sense, as applied to those three everyday concepts, have a foundation as solid as that of a castle on the sand. The purpose of this book is to demystify and 'defolklorize' the reader; to destroy the aura of mystery and incomprehensibility surrounding Relativity Theory, unmasking and debunking the body of popular (and scientific) beliefs (mostly erroneous) which -taking advantage of the confusion between relativity and subjectivity, as well as of Einstein's popularity and prestige- have been used to validate preposterous assertions in fields like psychology, morality, spirituality, sociology, literature, art, etc.

Performance and Cultural Politics

Performance and Cultural Politics
Title Performance and Cultural Politics PDF eBook
Author Elin Diamond
Publisher Routledge
Pages 304
Release 2015-04-15
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1136165886

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Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes: * Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo * Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory * Genealogies: Critical Performances * Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law In the concluding section, `Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies. Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.

Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary

Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary
Title Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary PDF eBook
Author Louisa Pansegrouw
Publisher Pearson South Africa
Pages 836
Release 1994-10-04
Genre Crossword puzzles
ISBN 9780636019577

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With over 90 000 entries in alphabetical order, this crossword dictionary is a comprehensive yet easy to use reference with material from a wide range of sources.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Title Library Journal PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 790
Release 1979
Genre Libraries
ISBN

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The Literary Digest International Book Review

The Literary Digest International Book Review
Title The Literary Digest International Book Review PDF eBook
Author Clifford Smyth
Publisher
Pages 946
Release 1924
Genre American literature
ISBN

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics
Title Popular Mechanics PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 140
Release 2000-01
Genre
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art
Title New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 856
Release 1930
Genre Books
ISBN

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