In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror.
Includes letters by: Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohandas Gandhi, Mark Twain, June Wandrey, Evelyn Waugh, Luis Alvarez, Lord Horatio Nelson & many more
In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and to mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child.
Includes letters by:
Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more
In Letters of Note: Love, Shaun Usher gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love’s first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known.
Includes letters by: Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo Georgia O’Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck & many more
What is it to pursue a goal, to strive for an ideal, to follow a dream?
These are the questions explored by The Balvenie in this unique collection compiled by award-winning novelist Alex Preston. The stories – from some of the brightest and most exciting voices writing today – tell of determination, endeavour and perseverance against the odds. They range across wildly different contexts and cultures, from the epic to the intimate, in fiction and non-fiction, illustrating and illuminating the outer limits of human character and achievement.
With contributions from Max Porter, Kamila Shamsie, Daisy Johnson, Eley Williams, Michael Donkor, David Szalay, Yan Ge and many more.
The first step on the road to change is to imagine possibility.
Imagine A Country offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians. Edited, curated and introduced by bestselling author Val McDermid and geographer Jo Sharp, it is a collection of ideas, dreams and ambitions, aiming to inspire change, hope and imagination. Featuring:
ALI SMITH, PHILL JUPITUS, A.L. KENNEDY, ALAN CUMMING, KERRY HUDSON, GREG HEMPHILL, CAROL ANN DUFFY, CHRIS BROOKMYRE, ALISON WATT, ALASDAIR GRAY, LEILA ABOULELA, IAN RANKIN, SELINA HALES, SANJEEV KOHLI, JACKIE KAY, DAMIAN BARR, ELAINE C. SMITH, ABIR MUKHERJEE, ANNE GLOVER, ALAN BISSETT, LOUISE WELSH, JO CLIFFORD, RICKY ROSS, TRISHNA SINGH, CAMERON McNEISH, ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, CARLA JENKINS, DON PATERSON, AND MANY MORE . . .
More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts.
Including letters from:
Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë and many more.
The EU has undergone a deep transformation in the last 25 years. The goals adopted by the EU at the international level in climate negotiations have led to the internal adoption of goals by the EU member states. The book examines the changes experienced by the European Union that have gone on in parallel to its leadership in climate negotiations since 1992 and analyses whether combating climate change has contributed to the transformation of European policies.The book takes an in-depth look at the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions reduction goals adopted by European states, the leadership of the EU in climate negotiations, the creation of the Energy Union, the commitment to a model of sustainable development, the promotion of a circular economy and the enhancement of cities, as relevant actors in the reduction of emissions and boosting of sound environmental practices.<b>Contents:</b> <ul><li>List of Figures</li><li>List of Tables</li><li>List of Contributors</li><li>Introduction</li><li>Leadership in the European Union: Climate, Energy and Economy <i>(Xira Ruiz-Campillo)</i></li><li>The European Union and Its Role in Climate Change Negotiations at the UNFCCC: From a Loss to a Recovery of Leadership with Costs 2009–2018 <i>(María del Pilar Bueno)</i></li><li>Evolution and Overview of the Current European Legal Commitment Heading for a Unique Model of Sustainable Development <i>(María Dolores Sánchez Galera)</i></li><li>Climate Change and Development Cooperation in the European Union <i>(Kattya Cascante Hernández)</i></li><li>A European Action Plan for Circular Economy <i>(Elena Bulmer Santana)</i></li><li>The Energy Union: The EU at Work <i>(María Isabel Nieto)</i></li><li>Implementing Climate Security in the European Union <i>(Rosa Giles-Carnero)</i></li><li>The Role of European Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change: Networking for Local Climate Policy Convergence <i>(Ekaterina Domorenok)</i></li><li>Index</li></ul><br><b>Readership:</b> A wide range of readers: from those interested in the European Union to those interested in the environment, energy, security or sustainability policies in the EU; Researchers, graduate students, and general public interested in these subjects (environmental activists, economists interested in a new economy or the energy union, etc.).European Union;Climate Change;Sustainability;Environment00
Professor Roman Jackiw is a theoretical physicist renowned for his many fundamental contributions and discoveries in quantum and classical field theories, ranging from high energy physics and gravitation to condensed matter and the physics of fluids. Among his major achievements is the establishment of the presence of the famous Adler–Bell–Jackiw anomalies in quantum field theory, a discovery with far-reaching implications for the structure of the Standard Model of particle physics and all attempts to go beyond it. Other important contributions, among many, that one may mention here are the topological mass term in gravity and gauge theories, and the fractionalization of fermion number and charge in the presence of topological objects.Roman Jackiw, a Professor Emeritus at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, is the recipient of several international awards including the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics and the Dirac Medal of the ICTP. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and honorary doctor of Kiev, Montreal, Tours, Turin and Uppsala universities.To celebrate his 80th birthday, many students and colleagues of Professor Jackiw have come together to share interesting anecdotes of working with him as well as their latest research, some of it inspired by his work. Edited by his former students Antti Niemi and Terry Tomboulis together with his long-time friend KK Phua, this festschrift volume is a must-have collection for all theoretical physicists.<b>Contents:</b> <ul><li><b><i>Personal Recollections:</i></b><ul><li>Recent Path Crossings with Roman and Anomalies <i>(Stephen L Adler)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw and the Family Structure <i>(Luis Álvarez-Gaumè)</i></li><li>Romaniana: A Student's Appreciation of Roman Jackiw, on His 80th Birthday <i>(Michael Bos)</i></li><li>Electron Fractionalization in Celebration of Roman Jackiw's 80th Birthday <i>(Claudio Chamon)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw and Our Physics in Common <i>(John Mike Cornwall)</i></li><li>Fun in 2+1 <i>(Stanley Deser)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw and Gauge Field Theory: Reminiscences of MIT Postdoc Days <i>(Nicholas Manton)</i></li><li>Recollections of a Most Fruitful and Enjoyable Collaboration: Looking Back at My Work with Roman Jackiw <i>(Claudio Rebbi)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw and My MIT Days <i>(Paolo Rossi)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw: A Beacon in a Golden Period of Theoretical Physics <i>(Luc Vinet)</i></li><li>Roman Jackiw <i>(Steven Weinberg)</i></li><li>Tribute to a Mentor <i>(L C Rohana Wijewardhana)</i></li></ul></li><li><b><i>Scientific Contributions:</i></b><ul><li>Entanglement in Fermionic Chains and Bispectrality <i>(Nicolas Crampé, Rafael I Nepomechie and Luc Vinet)</i></li><li>Gravitational Wilson Lines in AdS₃ <i>(Eric D'Hoker and Per Kraus)</i></li><li>Bions and Instantons in Triple-Well and Multi-Well Potentials <i>(Gerald V Dunne, Tin Sulejmanpasic and Mithat Ünsal)</i></li><li>On the Sudakov Form Factor, and a Factor of Two <i>(Stefano Forte)</i></li><li>Emerging Majorana Modes in Junctions of One-Dimensional Spin Systems <i>(Domenico Giuliano, Andrea Trombettoni and Pasquale Sodano)</i></li><li>Anomalies and Bose Symmetry <i>(Daniel Kabat)</i></li><li>Sasakians and the Geometry of a Mass Term <i>(V Parameswaran Nair)</i></li><li>Celestial Operator Products of Gluons and Gravitons <i>(Monica Patez, Ana-Maria Raclariu, Andrew Strominger and Ellis Ye Yuan)</i></li><li>How to Split the Electron in Half <i>(Gordon W Semenoff)</i></li><li>Anomalies and Topologies in Quantum Field Theories <i>(Gerard 't Hooft)</i></li><li>Superinsulators, a Toy Realization of QCD in Condensed Matter <i>(Maria Cristina Diamantini and Carlo A Trugenberger)</i></li><li>Three Easy Pieces (in Tribute to Roman Jackiw) <i>(Frank Wilczek)</i></li><li>A Note on Boundary Conditions in Euclidean Gravity <i>(Edward Witten)</i></li></ul></li></ul><br><b>Readership:</b> Physics students and theoretical physicists.Theoretical Physics;Quantum Field Theory;High Energy Physics;Gravitation;Condensed Matter Physics;Fluid Dynamics;Adler–Bell–Jackiw Anomalies;Standard Model of Particle Physics;Topological Mass Term;Fractionalization of Fermion Number and Charge0<b>Key Features:</b><ul><li>Dedicated to Roman Jackiw, a well-known theoretical physicist</li><li>Prominent contributors including Nobel laureates</li><li>Includes interesting anecdotes of famous physicists</li></ul>
Inspired by Machiavelli, modern philosophers held that the tension between the goals of biblical piety and the goals of political life needed to be resolved in favor of the political, and they attempted to recast and delimit traditional Christian teaching to serve and stabilize political life accordingly. This volume examines the arguments of those thinkers who worked to remake Christianity into a civil religion in the early modern and modern periods. Beginning with Machiavelli and continuing through to Alexis de Tocqueville, the essays in this collection explain in detail the ways in which these philosophers used religious and secular writing to build a civil religion in the West. Early chapters examine topics such as Machiavelli’s comparisons of Christianity with Roman religion, Francis Bacon’s cherry-picking of Christian doctrines in the service of scientific innovation, and Spinoza’s attempt to replace long-held superstitions with newer, “progressive” ones. Other essays probe the scripture-based, anti-Christian argument that religion must be subordinate to politics espoused by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, both of whom championed reason over divine authority. Crucially, the book also includes a study of civil religion in America, with chapters on John Locke, Montesquieu, and the American Founders illuminating the relationships among religious and civil history, acts, and authority. The last chapter is an examination of Tocqueville’s account of civil religion and the American regime Detailed, thought-provoking, and based on the careful study of original texts, this survey of religion and politics in the West will appeal to scholars in the history of political philosophy, political theory, and American political thought.
Whether you are trying to prevent the common cold or you are already fighting the flu, the «father of holistic medicine,» Edgar Cayce, was decades ahead of his time in offering advice for prevention of these common viruses as well as treatment of the symptoms they cause. Cayce recognized the importance of diet and the role of our immune system in preventing illnesses. A quick search of the Edgar Cayce database finds dozens upon dozens of readings focused on the relief of cold and flu symptoms, shortening the effects of these viruses, or preventing them altogether. The unique insights found in this tiny tome will help anyone to victory in the cold war!