First Principles of Physics

Or Natural Philosophy, Designed for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Author: Benjamin Silliman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physics

Page: 720

View: 4147

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia

Author: Sir David Brewster

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 532

View: 2931

Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

Author: Natalya Lusty

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754653363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

View: 9837

Combining historical and cultural methods of analysis with sophisticated theoretical discussions, Natalya Lusty explores how women artists and intellectuals responded to the appropriation of 'the feminine' in Surrealism and psychoanalysis. Reading work by

Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830–1930

Author: Graeme Gooday,Karen Sayer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137406860

Category: Science

Page: 126

View: 5905

This book looks at how hearing loss among adults was experienced, viewed and treated in Britain before the National Health Service. We explore the changing status of ‘hard of hearing’ people during the nineteenth century as categorized among diverse and changing categories of ‘deafness’. Then we explore the advisory literature for managing hearing loss, and techniques for communicating with hearing aids, lip-reading and correspondence networks. From surveying the commercial selling and daily use of hearing aids, we see how adverse developments in eugenics prompted otologists to focus primarily on the prevention of deafness. The final chapter shows how hearing loss among First World War combatants prompted hearing specialists to take a more supportive approach, while it fell to the National Institute for the Deaf, formed in 1924, to defend hard of hearing people against unscrupulous hearing aid vendors. This book is suitable for both academic audiences and the general reading public. All royalties from sale of this book will be given to Action on Hearing Loss and the National Deaf Children’s Society.

The Hearing Trumpet

Author: Leonora Carrington

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141187990

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 158

View: 4642

A classic of fantastic literature, Leonora Carrington's The Hearing Trumpet is the occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, published with an introduction by Ali Smith in Penguin Modern Classics.One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is given an ornate hearing trumpet is her family plotting to commit her to an institution. Soon, she finds herself trapped in a sinister retirement home, where the elderly must inhabit buildings shaped like igloos and birthday cakes, endure twisted religious preaching and eat in a canteen overlooked by the mysterious portrait of a leering Abbess. But when another resident secretly hands Marian a book recounding the life of the Abbess, a joyous and brilliantly surreal adventure begins to unfold. Written in the early 1960s, The Hearing Trumpet remains one of the most original and inspirational of all fantastic novels.Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was a British born Surrealist painter and writer described, alongside people such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, as one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement. Born in Lancashire to a strict Catholic family, she first came into contact with surrealism through her lover, Surrealist painter Max Ernst, before moving to Mexico in 1942. The Hearing Trumpet, her most famous piece of writing, was first published in France in 1974.If you enjoyed The Hearing Trumpet, you might like Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'Reading The Hearing Trumpet liberates us from the miserable reality of our days' Luis Buñuel'One of the most original, joyful, satisfying and quietly visionary novels of the twentieth century'Ali Smith'This book is so inspiring...I love its freedom, its humour and how it invents its own laws. What specifically do I take from her? Her wig'Björk

This Was Burlesque

Author: Joseph DiMona


ISBN: 1937957721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 1131

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 7471

A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player

Author: Elisa Koehler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810886588

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 3093

Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references.

A Dictionary of Practical Surgery

Comprehending All the Most Interesting Improvements, from the Earliest Times Down to the Present Period ... Forming a Catalogue of Surgical Literature Arranged According to Subjects

Author: Samuel Cooper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: 1518

View: 5408

A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary

Comprising an Explanation of Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and Such Branches of Natural Philosophy as are Susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Several Departments of These Sciences, and an Account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

Author: Peter Barlow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 772

View: 2893


Author: Tom Bullough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972211

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 921

Tom Bullough's Konstantin is a mesmerising novel about how the imagination can inspire the individual to greatness. 1867, Ryazan, a Russian city in winter. Ten-year-old Konstantin, deafened by scarlet fever, dreams of flight - escaping to Moscow, fleeing to the silent stars. And his daring visions, pregnant with humanity's future, will take him further than anyone could believe. Moving from wolf-infested forests to the brothels of Moscow, from village life to the wondrous Age of Steam, from appalling tragedy to the discovery of a great love, Konstantin tells the beguiling story of a man who imagined the unimaginable: turning the dream of space travel into a reality. As vivid and evocative as Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Konstantin is a story of man, nature, and the limitless power of the imagination. Praise for Konstantin: 'Convincing, lyrical. Bullough has set Konstantin squarely before us as a living, thinking, ingenious human being' John Banville 'Konstantin is that rare creature, the practical dreamer, a hero at the dawn of modernity. Beautifully written . . . a real achievement' Andrew Miller, author of Pure 'Enchanting, wonderfully eloquent. A very alluring read' Time Out Tom Bullough was born in 1975 and is the author of two previous novels. He lives in Breconshire, in mid-Wales, with his wife and young son.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 9669

The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine

Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeuties, Medical Jurisprudence, Etc., Etc

Author: Sir John Forbes,Alexander Tweedie,John Conolly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 3738

The Loners

Author: Lex Thomas

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606843303

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9400

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning. A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you're as good as dead. And David has no gang. It's just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school. In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don't fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.


An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism

Author: Susan Bee,Mira Schor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822325666

Category: Art

Page: 467

View: 7471

DIVA collection of writings from the influential feminist art journal M/E/A/N/I/N/G, with a forward by Johanna Drucker./div

Johana Harris

A Biography

Author: Ethel Paquin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4126

Johana Harris: A Biography brings to light the life of an unheralded musical genius, as well as providing new information on her husband, composer Roy Harris, about whom very little is known. This revealing look at the lives of two important musicians—who were referred to in the middle years of the last century as "Mr. and Mrs. American Music"—is the first book published about these two people.

Hearing and deafness

a guide for laymen

Author: Hallowell Davis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 7234