Dutch Light

' John Gribbin, author of Six Impossible Things and In Search of Schrödinger's Cat Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygens’s remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing ...

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509893324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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'At last – a scintillating biography of Christiaan Huygens . . . Hugh Aldersley-Williams has evocatively illuminated this brilliant polymath who laid the foundations of modern European science.' Dr Patricia Fara, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge 'Fascinating . . . an impressive piece of scholarship. I learned a lot.' John Gribbin, author of Six Impossible Things and In Search of Schrödinger's Cat Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygens’s remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing less than the story of the birth of modern science as we know it. Europe’s greatest scientist during the latter half of the seventeenth century, Christiaan Huygens was a true polymath. A towering figure in the fields of astronomy, optics, mechanics, and mathematics, many of his innovations in methodology, optics and timekeeping remain in use to this day. Among his many achievements, he developed the theory of light travelling as a wave, invented the mechanism for the pendulum clock, and discovered the rings of Saturn – via a telescope that he had also invented. A man of fashion and culture, Christiaan came from a family of multi-talented individuals whose circle included not only leading figures of Dutch society, but also artists and philosophers such as Rembrandt, Locke and Descartes. The Huygens family and their contemporaries would become key actors in the Dutch Golden Age, a time of unprecedented intellectual expansion within the Netherlands. Set against a backdrop of worldwide religious and political turmoil, this febrile period was defined by danger, luxury and leisure, but also curiosity, purpose, and tremendous possibility. Following in Huygens’s footsteps as he navigates this era while shuttling opportunistically between countries and scientific disciplines, Hugh Aldersey-Williams builds a compelling case to reclaim Huygens from the margins of history and acknowledge him as one of our most important and influential scientific figures.
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Dutch Light in the Norwegian Night

For many of them however , the Dutch light did not turn out to be as bright as they may have expected . We wish to thank F.W. Sijthoff , Norwegian Veritas ...

Author: Louis Sicking

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9065508147

Category: Netherlands

Page: 128

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A New nglish and Dutch D ctionary

Lift ( s . a railing or lifting up ) Ligting , leur ; light - hearted , legtbartig ; light - hede tilling , beffing ; give it a lift , ligs ber op ; to ded ...

Author: John Holtrop

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ISBN: KBNL:UBA000031654

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The Great Dictionary English Dutch

light bulb [ / ' lait balb / ] { noun } ( light bulbs ) gloeilamp | peer light buoy ( noun ) ( light buoys ) lichtboei light green lichtgroen light grey ...

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

Publisher: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1000

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This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Dutch translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Dutch. If you need translations from Dutch to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Dutch - English is recommended.
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Containing the English before the Dutch

gen , draaden Lift ( ' s . a raising or lifting up ) Ligting , leur ; light - hearted , lugtbartig ; 1tght - hedtilling , beffing ; give it a lift ...

Author: John Holtrop

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10716432

Category: Dutch language

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Reframing Dutch Culture

Dutch Cereologists and the Balls-of-Light Theory How do crop circles, which are presumably 'not made by humans', come into being, according to the croppies ...

Author: Herman Roodenburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317069393

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Dutch society has undergone radical changes in recent years, due to complex political, social and ethnic developments. Reframing Dutch Culture examines issues of nationality, ethnicity, culture and identity in The Netherlands from an ethnological perspective, linking past traditions and notions of identity with more recent transformations. Weaving in a range of fascinating case studies, contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of these changes. The developments are related to wider European and global transformation processes, highlighting the contribution of Dutch ethnology to the international debate. This timely collection provides a fascinating and insightful window on modern Dutch society.
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Military Operations of the Dutch Army 10th 17th May 1940

The Light Division now consisted , apart from the trains , of the two regiments of cyclists and the motorized corps of horse artillery .

Author: P. L. G. Doorman

Publisher: Helion & Company Limited

ISBN: 1874622728

Category: History

Page: 79

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Most studies of the 1940 Western Campaign have tended to focus on a narrow range of topics, principally those relating the German forces or the epic of Dunkirk. The publication of this title is aimed at redressing the balance by providing a detailed account of the operations of the Dutch army during this campaign. The author begins by presenting a detailed account of the Dutch army prior to the campaign, including its plan of campaign. He also includes a fascinating chapter discussing the geography of the Netherlands from a military point of view. The remainder of the text consists of a daily account of the Dutch army's operations down to regimental or independent battalion-level. In doing so, the author clearly demonstrates the combat capability of the Dutch troops and the brave and tenacious defense with which they met the German invasion. Appendices provide a detailed order-of-battle, and sample orders. This is a significant contribution to the literature available on the 1940 campaign in France and the Low Countries.
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Light Rail Transit Systems

Our analyses of Dutch light rail projects show that cycling is often seen as a rival to public transport (and vice versa). But, in fact, both modes of ...

Author: Rob van der Bijl

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128147856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Light Rail Transit Systems: 61 Lessons in Sustainable Urban Development shows how to design and operate light rail to maximize its social benefits. Readers will learn how to understand the value of light rail and tactics on its effective integration into communities. It uses strong supporting evidence and theory drawn from the author's team and their extensive experience in developing new light rail systems. The book uses numerous case studies to demonstrate how key concepts can bridge the geographic limitations inherent in many transit-related discussions. In addition, users will learn how to develop important relationships with local decision-makers and communities. Presents applied research by experienced practitioners and academic researchers Draws on more than 50 cases from Europe, the Middle East, the UK and US Incorporates five themes on why it’s important to invest in light rail, including effective mobility, and for an efficient city, economy, environment and equity Includes a checklist for planning public transport projects
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The Dutch School Drawing Painting Lessons

light effects; Sharp light (with sharp edges), and Soft light (with soft edges). Sharp light is the change of light when the lightest light is found ...

Author: Jennie Smallenbroek

Publisher: Jennie Smallenbroek

ISBN: 9789402128550

Category: Art

Page: 122

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This book exists of three parts: Part 1: Personal development; Part 2: Drawing lessons; Part 3: Painting lessons. The personal development that you go through when you start painting has a positive effect on your entire life. You will experience people, animals and things around you very differently because your perception changes. With practical exercises you can not only learn to draw and paint well, but you will experience your life more intensively. “After reading this book, you will not only have gained more knowledge of the different painting techniques, but you will also become more aware of why you are so busy drawing and painting. Reading this book will help you become aware of the different phases you go through while learning to draw and paint”
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Malaya Dutch East Indies 1941 42

This photo shows the Dutch cruiser Java under attack. ... He had a formidable force on paper – three Dutch light cruisers, an RN heavy cruiser, ...

Author: Mark Stille

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472840578

Category: History

Page: 96

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Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was quickly followed by a rapid invasion of Malaya, a plan based entirely on the decisive use of its airpower. While the British was inadequately prepared, they likewise relied on the RAF to defend their colony. The campaign was a short match between Japanese airpower at its peak and an outgunned colonial air force, and its results were stunning. The subsequent Dutch East Indies campaign was even more dependent on airpower, with Japan having to seize a string of island airfields to support their leapfrog advance. Facing the Japanese was a mixed bag of Allied air units, including the Dutch East Indies Air Squadron and the US Far East Air Force. The RAF fell back to airfields on Sumatra in the last stages of the Malaya campaign, and was involved in the last stages of the campaign to defend the Dutch colony. For the first time, this study explores these campaigns from an airpower perspective, explaining how and why the Japanese were so devastatingly effective.
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A Large Dictionary English and Dutch in Two Parts

( • Geld is de leus , Mony is the signal ; Mony governs lemands licht betimmeren , to Stop up one's light the world . by building , To stand in one's light ...

Author: Willem Sewel

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ISBN: KBNL:UBU000009890

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The Semantics of Generics in Dutch and Related Languages

Edison has the light bulb invented ' Edison invented the light bulb ? ( 17 ) a . #De Hollanders hebben dodo's uitgeroeid . the Dutch have dodos exterminated ...

Author: Albert Oosterhof

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027255059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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This monograph is a comprehensive study of the various ways in which genericity can be expressed in Dutch, dialects of Dutch, and languages related to Dutch. On the basis of empirical (corpus- and questionnaire-based) data, a wide range of topics are discussed which have been addressed in the literature on the semantics and pragmatics of generics. The empirical data presented in this book shed new light on issues crucial to the study of genericity. A number of widely accepted ideas are shown to be problematic. For example, arguments are presented against the well-known claim that progressive forms typically exclude characterizing interpretations. Furthermore, the author shows that speakers do not agree in their judgements of the acceptability of bare plurals (as well as other noun phrase types) in generic contexts. Such data are a problem for the influential thesis that bare plurals refer to kinds unambiguously.
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A New Dictionary of the English and Dutch Language

door geene iets als : De regters hebben zorgen gedrukt , Light , Uner . de hand daarmede geligt , The cumbered , Unembarrassed ; - , judges have had liitle ...

Author: Dirk Bomhoff

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075922769

Category: Dutch language

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Dutch for Reading Knowledge

Some have even argued that the Dutch inclination towards the arts, which has been enhanced by what has been described as the unique quality of“Dutch light", ...

Author: Christine van Baalen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027273567

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 247

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This first Dutch for Reading Knowledge book on the market promotes a high level of reading and translation competency by drawing from Dutch grammar, vocabulary and reading strategies, and providing many translation “shortcuts” and tips when tackling complex texts in Dutch. Aimed at students, researchers and scholars who need to learn how to read and translate modern Dutch texts for their academic research, this book focuses on those areas where the Netherlands plays or has played a leading and innovative role in the world. These areas include architecture, art history, design, the Dutch Golden Age, (post)colonialism, (im)migration, social legislation and water management. For all areas the authors combine profound knowledge of the field with great expertise in teaching Dutch language and culture. This book can be used for a Dutch for Reading Knowledge course or curriculum, and is also highly suitable for self study.
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Images of occupation in Dutch film

Peter Cowie suggests that the flat landscape and particular quality of light in the Netherlands, which had influenced many great Dutch painters, ...

Author: Wendy Burke

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048527090

Category: Art

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Images of Occupation in Dutch Film is the first book in English to examine changing representations of the German wartime occupation of the Netherlands within Dutch post-war feature films made in the period 1962 to 1986. This important new study explores in detail the complex, evolving role played by film within Dutch cultural memory and asks to what extent film can fully embrace, transmit or assimilate the complexities and collective legacies of war and occupation. As Dutch public opinion towards the war altered over the post-war decades - attitudes to the 1940-1945 occupation, Jewish persecution, the enemy, deprivations, resistance and collaboration - so too shifted the presence - or indeed absence - of these elements in subsequent films. The historical trajectory of Dutch recovery and reconstruction: politically, economically and - most complex of all - psychologically, came to be revealed, often unconsciously, in the films from that time. Through detailed analyses of eight key film texts ranging from 1962's De Overval, to Verhoeven's Soldaat van Oranje and Rademakers' De Aanslag, this book offers valuable insights into the previously under-explored connections between filmic images of occupation and how these reflect parallel shifts in Dutch society's perceptions about the war at the times the films were made. It asks how a nation's films re-tell its history.
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The Acquisition of Dutch

Light verb constructions Section 4.1 has presented some findings indicating that aspectual distinctions between events which imply an endpoint and events ...

Author: Steven Gillis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027285553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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In the present-day context of cross-linguistic perspectives on language acquisition, The Acquisition of Dutch offers a much needed overview of the wealth of Dutch child language research that was hitherto lacking. Its comprehensive coverage in terms of topics, its many new theoretical contributions and its focus on providing a solid basis for cross-linguistic comparisons will be of interest to linguists and psycholinguists studying child language everywhere.The volume consists of four thematic chapters preceded by an introductory overview. The thematic chapters cover early speech development in the first year of life, the acquisition of phonology, the lexicon and syntax. The consolidated list of references cover most of the work on Dutch child language in the last few decades.
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A Voice from Waterloo Sixth edition etc

Behind the centre was the cavalry division of the Netherlands , under ... consisted of the 4th Dutch light dragoons , and the 8th Belgian hussars .

Author: Edward COTTON

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ISBN: BL:A0025106011

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De Stijl and Dutch Modernism

Finally , a word must be said about the lighting . We have neither the romantic glowing lamp of Cecile van Even's reception room nor the massive ...

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719061628

Category: Architecture

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The name De Stijl, title of a magazine founded in the Netherlands in 1917, is now used to identify the abstract art and functional architecture of its major contributors: Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Van der Leck, Oud, Wils and Rietveld. De Stijl achieved international acclaim by the end of the 1920s and its paintings, buildings and furniture made fundamental contributions to the modern movement. This book is the first to emphasize the local context of De Stijl and explore its relationship to the distinctive character of Dutch modernism. It examines how the debates concerning abstraction in painting and spatiality in architecture were intimately connected to contemporary developments in the fields of urban planning, advertising, interior design and exhibition design. The book describes the interaction between the world of mass culture and the fine arts.
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