Time and Space

Author: Barry Dainton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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The first edition (2001) of this title quickly established itself on courses on the philosophy of time and space. This fully revised and expanded new edition sees the addition of chapters on Zeno's paradoxes, speculative contemporary developments in physics, and dynamic time, making the second edition, once again, unrivalled in its breadth of coverage. Surveying both historical debates and the ideas of modern physics, Barry Dainton evaluates the central arguments in a clear and unintimidating way and is careful to keep the conceptual issues throughout comprehensible to students with little scientific or mathematical training. The book makes the philosophy of space and time accessible for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. With over 100 original line illustrations and a full glossary of terms, the book has the requirements of students firmly in sight and will continue to serve as an essential textbook for philosophy of time and space courses.

The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918

With a New Preface

Author: Stephen Kern

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674021693

Category: History

Page: 372

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Stephen Kern writes about the sweeping changes in technology and culture between 1880 and World War I that created new modes of understanding and experiencing time and space. To mark the book's twentieth anniversary, Kern provides an illuminating new preface about the breakthrough in interpretive approach that has made this a seminal work in interdisciplinary studies.

Life Through Time and Space

Author: Wallace Arthur

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674975863

Category: Science

Page: 277

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All humans share three origins: the beginning of our individual lives, the appearance of life on Earth, and the formation of our planetary home. Wallace Arthur combines embryological, evolutionary, and cosmological perspectives to tell the story of life on Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere in the universe.

Time and Space

A Poetic Autobiography

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez,Antonio T. de Nicolas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595002625

Category: Poetry

Page: 204

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Written while in exile in the United States, Time and Space were originally intended to appear together in a single volume. Not until 1986, however, did they appear so in Spanish and not until 1988 were they published together in English. By presenting them together, Jiménez had wanted them to convey the same continuity of emotion, the same philosophical intensity, that he had experienced while writing them. All My Life, he wrote in his introduction, I have toyed with the idea of writing a continuous poem...with no concrete theme, sustained only by its own surprise, its rhythm, its discoveries, its light, its successive joys; that is, its intrinsic elements, its essence. That continuous poem is Time and Space the last book Jiménez wrote. Presented here in a bilingual edition, Time and Space will take readers of both English and Spanish on the longest and most sustained ride on the crest of poetry they will ever enjoy. The greatest poem in this Century... Octavio Paz Antonio T. de Nicolás, translator and editor of Time and Space is also widely known for his highly acclaimed translation of the Juan Ramón Jiménez classic, Platero and I, as well as many other works in Spanish. His first book of poetry, Remembering the God to Come, is also being published by iUniverse.com.

The Railway Journey

The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957903

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very much a learned behavior. In The Railway Journey, Schivelbusch examines the origins of this industrialized consciousness by exploring the reaction in the nineteenth century to the first dramatic avatar of technological change, the railroad. In a highly original and engaging fashion, Schivelbusch discusses the ways in which our perceptions of distance, time, autonomy, speed, and risk were altered by railway travel. As a history of the surprising ways in which technology and culture interact, this book covers a wide range of topics, including the changing perception of landscapes, the death of conversation while traveling, the problematic nature of the railway compartment, the space of glass architecture, the pathology of the railway journey, industrial fatigue and the history of shock, and the railroad and the city. Belonging to a distinguished European tradition of critical sociology best exemplified by the work of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, The Railway Journey is anchored in rich empirical data and full of striking insights about railway travel, the industrial revolution, and technological change. Now updated with a new preface, The Railway Journey is an invaluable resource for readers interested in nineteenth-century culture and technology and the prehistory of modern media and digitalization.

The City in Time and Space

Author: Aidan Southall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521784320

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

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This ambitious study treats urbanization and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. Professor Southall, a pioneer in the study of African cities, discusses the urban centers of ancient, medieval and modern cities. Drawing on an historical and comparative perspective, he offers a fresh analysis of world urbanization in the contemporary period of globalization. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the enduring paradox of the city, which juxtaposes splendid cultural productions with the poverty and deprivation of the majority.

Time and Space

Footy Tactics from Origins to AFL

Author: James Coventry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733333699

Category: Australian football

Page: 352

View: 428

An accomplished book about the genius and ingenuity of the game's greats (and the forgotten) and how they have shaped the game through the innovation of tactics. From "Pagan's Paddock" to "Clarkson's Cluster", from Fitzroy's "huddle" to Sydney's "flood", the tactics of Australian football have become part of the vernacular. In this book, ABC journalist James Coventry reveals the secrets behind them all. You'll meet the German gymnast who taught Geelong how to break the game from its rugby roots; the two test cricketers who became footy's first great coaches; and the water polo player who shaped the modern AFL. Along the way you'll learn how South Australia pioneered the "flick pass"; how a rule suggested by Tasmania helped Collingwood win four straight flags; and how Fremantle revolutionised the use of the interchange bench. TIME AND SPACE is essential reading for any fan who wants to know why their team does what it does, and why it wins or loses.

Doctor Who in Time and Space

Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012

Author: Gillian I. Leitch,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786465492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 9216

This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963-1989) and new (2005-present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn't in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor's female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.

Mapping Time and Space

How Medieval Mapmakers Viewed Their World

Author: Evelyn Edson

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 210

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Medieval world maps are often seen today as quaint and amusing artefacts that are hopelessly wrong. Evelyn Edson demonstrates that the medieval world view, as expressed in maps, was not simply a matter of physical measurements, but of placing the earth in a philosophical and religious context. Hence many medieval maps show the passage of time and a narrative of human spiritual development including creation, the coming of Christ, and the Last Judgement. Professor Edson makes clear that modern assumptions concerning maps are of little value, and one cannot assume that the maps were used for the same purpose or had the same meaning as they have today. In fact the differences in structure and content can give us an intriguing view of how medieval makers and readers saw their world. A wide range of manuscripts are surveyed including works of history (both 'universal histories' and more locally-focused chronicles), Easter and calendar manuscripts, individual maps including such famous wall maps as the Ebstorf Map and the Hereford Mappa Mundi, and lastly maps which were designed to illustrate religious visions.

Time and Space in Chinese Culture

Author: Junjie Huang,Erik Zürcher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004102873

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9891

The central theme of this volume is notions of time and space in Chinese culture. Seventeen scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds have treated topics within this general perspective.

Time and Space

A Metaphysical Essay

Author: Shadworth Hollway Hodgson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Space and time

Page: 587

View: 1482

Rome Across Time and Space

Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, C.500-1400

Author: Claudia Bolgia,Rosamond McKitterick,John Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052119217X

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 7690

An exploration of the significance of medieval Rome, both as a physical city and an idea with immense cultural capital.

Locating Capitalism in Time and Space

Global Restructurings, Politics, and Identity

Author: David Nugent

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 4684

The last several decades have witnessed major restructurings--economic, political, and cultural--in the international arena. The depth and scope of these changes have prompted anthropologists to rethink many of their most basic assumptions, to problematize issues that have long gone unexamined, and to grapple with new and unique problems. Doing so has left the discipline profoundly unsettled. Existing standards of scholarship and research methodologies have come under attack, key conceptual categories have been called into question, and truths once considered secure have been subjected to severe scrutiny and even ridicule. Seizing upon the opportunity afforded by the contemporary conjuncture of disciplinary crisis and redefinition, this book raises questions about two interrelated aspects of historical process and academic production. The volume contributes to ongoing debates about the degree to which the developments of recent decades represent the advent of a new historical era, a rupture with the past that requires new conceptualizations and logics in order to be understood. In confronting this question, the contributors to this volume have assembled a range of materials that place the present period of reconstruction in the context of a broader history and geography of other, related restructurings. Locating Capitalism in Time and Space also raises questions about the degree to which the scholarship of recent decades represents a qualitative break with that of the past. At issue here is whether one understands the history of academic production as a linear process of intellectual growth punctuated by major breakthroughs in understanding, or as a political process structured by the same kinds of inequalities and struggles that characterize the social worlds that are the object of anthropological analysis.

Crossing Time and Space

Shakespeare Translations in Present-day Europe

Author: Carla Dente,Sara Soncini

Publisher: Plus

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

View: 4790

Molecules in Time and Space

Bacterial Shape, Division and Phylogeny

Author: Miguel Vicente,Javier Tamames,Alfonso Valencia,Jesús Mingorance

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306485787

Category: Science

Page: 275

View: 6236

During the last decade a wealth of new data has arisen from the use of new fluorescent labelling techniques and the sequencing of whole microbial genomes. One important conclusion from these data is that bacterial cells are much more structured than previously thought. The wall and the outer membrane contain topological domains, some proteins localize or move in specific patterns inside the cells, and some genes appear clustered in the chromosome and form conserved evolutionary units. Many of these structures are related to the cell cycle and to the process of cell morphogenesis, two processes that are themselves related to each other. From these observations the dcw gene cluster appears as a phylogenetic trait that is mainly conserved in bacilli. Molecules in Time and Space reviews the data on the formation of subcellular patterns or structures in bacteria, presents observations and hypotheses on the establishment and the maintenance of cell shape, and on the organization of genetic information in the chromosome.

Space, Time, and Spacetime

Author: Lawrence Sklar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520031746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 423

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In this book, Lawrence Sklar demonstrates the interdependence of science and philosophy by examining a number of crucial problems on the nature of space and time--problems that require for their resolution the resources of philosophy and of physics. The overall issues explored are our knowledge of the geometry of the world, the existence of spacetime as an entity over and above the material objects of the world, the relation between temporal order and causal order, and the problem of the direction of time. Without neglecting the most subtle philosophical points or the most advanced contributions of contemporary physics, the author has taken pains to make his explorations intelligible to the reader with no advanced training in physics, mathematics, or philosophy. The arguments are set forth step-by-step, beginning from first principles; and the philosophical discussions are supplemented in detail by nontechnical expositions of crucial features of physical theories.

Society in Time and Space

A Geographical Perspective on Change

Author: Robert A. Dodgshon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521596404

Category: History

Page: 230

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Society in Time and Space is an important book which offers a geographical perspective on societal change, and sets out to show how understanding the geography of such change enables us to appreciate better the basic processes involved. Robert Dodgshon argues that, as a first step, we need to clarify the circumstances under which society becomes inertial and finds change difficult. Using a range of historical and contemporary examples, he shows that society's use of space is a powerful source of this inertia. Different sources of geographical inertia are explored, including society's symbolization and organizational structuring of space, together with its capitalization of landscape. Building on this mapping of inertia, Professor Dodgshon shows how society has long steered radical change around such spaces. Society in Time and Space will be of interest not only to geographers but also to historians and social theorists.

Theaters of Time and Space

American Planetaria, 1930-1970

Author: Jordan Marche

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537665

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Every year, millions of Americans visit planetariums and are captivated by their strikingly realistic portrayal of the night sky. Today, it is indeed difficult to imagine astronomy education without these magnificent celestial theaters. But projection planetariums, first developed in Germany, have been a part of American museum pedagogy only since the early twentieth century and were not widespread until the 1960s. In this unique social history, former planetarium director and historian of science Jordan D. Marché II offers the first complete account of the community of individuals and institutions that, during the period between 1930 and 1970, made planetariums the popular teaching aids they are today. Marché addresses issues such as the role of gender and social developments within the planetarium community, institutional patronage, and the popularization of science. He reveals how, at different times, various groups, including financial donors, amateur scientists, and government officials, viewed the planetarium as an instrument through which they could shape public understanding and perceptions of astronomy and space science. Offering an insightful, wide-ranging look into the origins of an institution that has fascinated millions, Theaters of Time and Space brings new perspectives to how one educational community changed the cultural complexion of science, helped shape public attitudes toward the U.S. space program, and even contributed to policy decisions regarding allocations for future space research.

Nomad's Hotel

Travels in Time and Space

Author: Cees Nooteboom,Ann Kelland

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156035354

Category: Travel

Page: 242

View: 1936

In a collection of essays and travelogues, the author of Roads to Santiago recounts his journeys around the world, sharing his keen observations and reflections on people and places both conventional and exotic. Original.

Zone Soccer

A Game of Time and Space

Author: Herman Vermeulen

Publisher: Reedswain Inc.

ISBN: 9781591640677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2655

More and more, teams in international soccer are utilizing the principles of zone soccer. This concept of play entails very specific defensive, build-up, and attacking principles. Zone soccer in particular is all about the expert use of time and space. This soccer manual for coaches of all levels contains detailed, clear descriptions of the most important starting points of zone soccer. The book is written by Herman Vermeulen, assistant coach at AA Gent (Belgian 1st division), who in his thinking about zone soccer was inspired by the Norwegian coach Trond Sollied. This very successful coach, now working at Club Brugge, will discuss his ideas in the first chapter. In addition to this the opinions of other coaches will be discussed in relation to formations, automatic responses, and the learning process for teams that choose to play zone soccer. The book 'The Critical Zone' formed the concept for this new book. The detailed elaborate training sessions (game-related and match forms) are a tool for every coach to use to train their own team Book jacket.