The Fable of a Stable Climate


Author: Gerrit J. Van der Lingen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780473353490
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 418
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Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen is a geologist and paleoclimatologist. Studying climate change in the past made him realise that the belief in modern catastrophic man-made global warming, caused by carbon dioxide, is not supported by sound science. He became involved in the debate between the belief in dangerous man-made global warming and science based on observations and actual measurements, a debate between ideology and proper science. For fifteen years he wrote articles, gave lectures and took part in oral and published debates. He has now collated these activities in this book. These "memoirs" provide a fascinating insight in the disagreements about this global obsession. Most information provided to the public about climate change comes from persons who study weather and weather processes, to whom a 150 year long temperature record represents "a long time". To Dr van der Lingen, 150 years represents just a single heartbeat of the geological history that provides the proper context within which to judge modern climate danger. Read this book not just for the intelligent perspective it provides on the global warming scam, but also because it is at the same time a rattling good account of some of the most fascinating aspects of the history of our planet Earth. Professor Bob Carter, Townsville, Australia - Author of "Climate: The Counter Consensus" and "Taxing Air" For many years Dr van der Lingen has been actively engaged in debunking the man-made global warming hype, exposing the facts as an antidote against the misinformation, bordering on climate propaganda, which is often presented in the mainstream media. The result of his endeavors can be found in this fine and easily accessible collection of essays, which is a must read for all who are interested in what is mistakenly called the `greatest threat to mankind'. Hans Labohm, Leimuiden, The Netherlands - Independent economist and lead author of "Man-Made Global Warming: Unraveling a Dogma". As a non-scientific layman who found himself absorbed into the `global warming' (a.k.a. `climate change') debate in 2006, I found I had a lot to learn from genuine experts in the related sciences, first Professor Augie Auer, then Prof Bob Carter, and then Dr Gerrit van der Lingen. As a geologist and paleoclimatologist, Gerrit has the rare skill of making complex issues immediately comprehensible to laypeople like me, presenting relevant facts with convincing and easily understandable clarity. Terry Dunleavy MBE, Auckland New Zealand - Co-founder New Zealand Climate Science Coalition; founding chairman, International Climate Science Coalition. There are many books available debunking today's cause célèbre of human-induced climate change - also known as `man-made global warming', but one of the most approachable and enjoyable to read is this collection of essays and articles by Dr. Gerrit van der Lingen. Dr. van der Lingen's arguments slice through the nonsense like a scythe, exposing it for what it is: the biggest, most expensive pseudo-scientific scam in history. Anyone who wants to know how and why a supposedly scientific debate morphed into a political movement motivated by a smorgasbord of agendas should read this book. Joe Fone, Christchurch, New Zealand - Author of `Climate Change: Natural or Manmade?'

Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology


Author: Sean Gaston,Ian Maclachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441130292
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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With new readings from nineteen internationally renowned scholars, Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology is a significant reassessment and informed discussion of Jacques Derrida's landmark 1967 text. Since its original publication, Of Grammatology has had a profound impact on philosophy, literary theory and the Humanities in general. Through a series of close readings of selected passages by writers from a wide range of disciplines, this collection aims to discover anew this important work and its continuing influence. The book includes new readings by: - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - J. Hillis Miller - Jean-Luc Nancy - Derek Attridge - Geoffrey Bennington - Nicholas Royle Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology is an essential book for anyone interested in Derrida's work, from readers new to the book to experienced researchers in philosophy, literature and the many other disciplines that Of Grammatology has transformed over the last forty years.

The Crusades: A Reader

Second Edition
Author: S.J. Allen,Emilie Amt
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442606231
Category: History
Page: 464
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Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land--including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.

Self-Interest before Adam Smith

A Genealogy of Economic Science
Author: Pierre Force
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139436991
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Self-Interest before Adam Smith inquires into the foundations of economic theory. It is generally assumed that the birth of modern economic science, marked by the publication of The Wealth of Nations in 1776, was the triumph of the 'selfish hypothesis' (the idea that self-interest is the motive of human action). Yet, as a neo-Epicurean idea, this hypothesis had been a matter of controversy for over a century and Smith opposed it from a neo-Stoic point of view. But how can the Epicurean principles of orthodox economic theory be reconciled with the Stoic principles of Adam Smith's philosophy? Pierre Force shows how Smith's theory refutes the 'selfish hypothesis' and integrates it at the same time. He also explains how Smith appropriated Rousseau's 'republican' critique of modern commercial society, and makes the case that the autonomy of economic science is an unintended consequence of Smith's 'republican' principles.

Aesop in Mexico : a 16th century Aztec version of Aesop's fables : text with German and English translation


Author: Gerdt Kutscher
Publisher: Art Stock Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aesop's fables
Page: 259
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Louisiana Creole Literature

A Historical Study
Author: Catharine Savage Brosman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617039101
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 265
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Louisiana Creole Literature is a broad-ranging critical reading of belles lettres--in both French and English--connected to and generally produced by the distinctive Louisiana Creole peoples, chiefly in the southeastern part of the state. The book covers primarily the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the flourishing period during which the term Creole had broad and contested cultural reference in Louisiana. The study consists in part of literary history and biography. When available and appropriate, each discussion--arranged chronologically--provides pertinent personal information on authors, as well as publishing facts. Readers will find also summaries and evaluation of key texts, some virtually unknown, others of difficult access. Brosman illuminates the biographies and works of Kate Chopin, Lafcadio Hearn, George Washington Cable, Grace King, and Adolphe Duhart, among others. In addition, she challenges views that appear to be skewed regarding canon formation. The book places emphasis on poetry and fiction, reaching from early nineteenth-century writing through the twentieth century to selected works by poets still writing in the early twenty-first century. A few plays are treated also, especially by Victor Séjour. Louisiana Creole Literature examines at length the writings of important Francophone figures, and certain Anglophone novelists likewise receive extended treatment. Since much of nineteenth-century Louisiana literature was transnational, the book considers Creole-based works which appeared in Paris as well as those published locally.

Reclaiming Value in International Development

The Moral Dimensions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries
Author: Chloe Schwenke
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363323
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 173
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Reclaiming Value in International Development is the first work to bridge the theoretical and practical divide between ethics and development from the perspective of a veteran development practitioner who is also a trained ethicist.

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought


Author: Mark Goldie,Robert Wokler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521374224
Category: History
Page: 919
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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought during the European enlightenment.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951
Author: N.A
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: 1543
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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

The Country Gentleman


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Representations of France in English Satirical Prints 1740-1832


Author: J. Moores
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137380144
Category: History
Page: 261
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Between 1740 and 1832, England witnessed what has been called its 'golden age of caricature', coinciding with intense rivalry and with war with France. This book shows how Georgian satirical prints reveal attitudes towards the French 'Other' that were far more complex, ambivalent, empathetic and multifaceted than has previously been recognised.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
View: 6080
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 4378
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The Publishers' Circular and General Record of British and Foreign Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
View: 7955
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Harper's Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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British Critic

And Quarterly Theological Review
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Publishers and publishing
Page: N.A
View: 3310
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Politics and the Muse

Studies in the Politics of Recent American Literature
Author: Adam J. Sorkin
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724481
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 241
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These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”

Bibliotheca Britannica; Or, A General Index to British and Foreign Literature


Author: Robert Watt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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John Bull


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Publishers' circular and booksellers' record

1871
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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