Biography & Autobiography

Persistence of Light

Author: John Hoyte

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 683

John Hoyte was a student at Cambridge University who realized one day that a grant he might get could provide an interesting and unusual summer vacation. And thus was born the idea of leading an elephant over the Alps via the trails, paths, and mountain passes taken by Hannibal with his army and war elephants in 218 B.C to do battle with the Roman empire. Hoyte’s successful mission, with an elephant named Jumbo on loan from the Turin zoo, became a media sensation, leading to international coverage and starting him on the way to a fifty-year career as an inventor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Hoyte’s story is a fascinating one, beginning with the six years of his childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp in China during World War II. Throughout the years that followed, he has taken each surprising twist and turn of fate and used it to help build a life infused with purpose, creativity and fulfillment.
Biography & Autobiography

Persistence of Light

Author: John Hoyte

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 389

John Hoyte was a student at Cambridge University who realized one day that a grant he might get could provide an interesting and unusual summer vacation. And thus was born the idea of leading an elephant over the Alps via the trails, paths, and mountain passes taken by Hannibal with his army and war elephants in 218 B.C to do battle with the Roman empireHoyte's successful mission, with an elephant named Jumbo on loan from the Turin zoo, became a media sensation, leading to international coverage and starting him on the way to a fifty-year career as an inventor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.Hoyte's story is a fascinating one, beginning with the nearly four years of his childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp in China during World War II. Throughout the years that followed, he has taken each surprising twist and turn of fate and used it to help build a life infused with purpose, creativity and fulfillment.
Social Science

The Persistence of Sail in the Age of Steam

Author: Donna J. Souza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 750

In Archaeology Under Water (1966: 19), pioneer nautical archaeologist George Bass pointed out how much easier it is to train someone who is already an archaeologist to become a diver than to take trained divers and teach them to do archaeology. While this is 'generally true, there have also been occasions when well-trained and enthusiastic sport-divers have been willing to accept the train ing and discipline necessary to conduct good archaeological science, becoming first-rate scholars in the process. Dr. Donna Souza's book is the product of just such a transition. It shows how a sport-diver and volunteer fieldworker can proceed through a rigorous graduate program to achieve research results that are convincing in their own right and point toward new directions in the discipline as a whole. What is new in this book for maritime archaeology? Perhaps the most obvious and important feature of Dr. Souza's archaeological and historical analysis of the wreck at Pulaski Reef and its contemporaries in the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, is the way it serves as a means to a larger end---namely an understanding of the social history of the transition from sail to steam in late nineteenth century maritime commerce in America. The relationship between changes in technology and culture is a classic theme in anthropology, and this study extends ~t theme into the domain of underwater archaeology.
Religion

The Persistence of God's Endangered Promises

Author: Allan J. McNicol

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 450

Using a thorough, integrated biblical theology to make sense of the 'master story' of Scripture, Allan J. McNicol explores the nature and importance of the Bible's abiding narrative of the persistence of God's promises to his people, and their hope of final triumph. Special attention is given to the often contentious claim that these early followers of Jesus presumed that they stood in full continuity with Israel, the historic people of God, and were claiming that many of God's promises were coming to fulfilment among them. McNicol presents a closer analysis of the texts as he shows how the theme of the people of God fits into the wider literary productions of these major New Testament writers.
Performing Arts

The Persistence of Whiteness

Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 719

The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this collection also shows how whiteness is a fact everywhere in contemporary Hollywood cinema, crossing audiences, authors, genres, studios and styles. Bringing together essays from respected film scholars, the collection covers a wide range of important films, including Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Color Purple, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. Essays also consider genres from the western to blaxploitation and new black cinema; provocative filmmakers such as Melvin Van Peebles and Steven Spielberg and stars including Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez. Daniel Bernardi provides an in-depth introduction, comprehensive bibliography and a helpful glossary of terms, thus providing students with an accessible and topical collection on race and ethnicity in contemporary cinema.
Literary Criticism

The Persistence of Memory

Author: Philip Kuberski

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

View: 492

"Held together by a specific vision of memory, these essays put together sources that normally do not come into contact. I like this book a lot."--David B. Morris, author of "The Culture of Pain" "Thought-provoking and even moving. . . . Superior in terms of its poetic acuteness and its range."--Jonathan Boyarin, author of "Polish Jews in Paris: The Ethnography of Memory"
Social Science

Persistence of Race

Author: Nina G. Jablonski

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 767

This is the third and final group of essays emerging from the discussions of the Effects of Race Project at the Stellenbosch Ins􀆟tute for Advanced Study (STIAS) that occurred in 2016 and 2017. The authors consider the biological and social understandings of race, and how new information from both the biological and social sciences is changing our perspec􀆟ve on the nature of the human condition, including the association of biological and social phenomena with “race”. They also look at global events or movements which influence these processes in South Africa and the costs of a racialised world order to humans and humanity. Phenomena are examined through the lenses of many disciplines: sociology, history, geography, anthropology and writing.
Psychology

Persistence and Change

Author: W. H. Warren, Jr.

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 237

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Philosophy

Persistence and Spacetime

Author: Yuri Balashov

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

View: 987

How do material objects persist through time and survive change? Are they three-dimensional entities extended in space, or are they four-dimensional spacetime 'worms'? Balashov shows how the theory of relativity supports four-dimensionalism and in so doing illuminates a wide range of metaphysical issues.
Religion

Creation and the Persistence of Evil

Author: Jon D. Levenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 639

This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.
Science

Dynamic Light Scattering

Author: Wyn Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 735

View: 660

"Dynamic light scattering is an experimental technique now commonly found in laboratories concerned with fundamental studies of macromolecular systems"--Preface.
Mathematics

Causation and Persistence

Author: Associate Professor of Philosophy Douglas Ehring

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 191

View: 581

Philosophical tradition dictates that an account of causation should include both a "generalist" component (typically, the instantiation of a law) and a "singularist" component, in the form of certain unremarkable spatial-temporal relations. This pathbreaking book, while assuming some generalist component, focuses on the singularist aspect, asserting that causes and effects are tied together by more than spatial-temporal relations. Providing an account of causal influence that stresses the persistence of individual properties or "tropes", Douglas Ehring develops a powerfully original theory of causation, one that outperforms leading theories in explaining preemptive causation and contributes the most sophisticated view yet of causation's singularist component.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Stories of Persistence

Author: Jennifer Colby

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 933

Stories of Persistence in the Social Emotional Library series presents real life, historical, and modern stories that celebrate persistence as displayed in everyday life. Through the collection of five separate stories, thought-provoking issues and questions, as well as hands-on activities, encourage the development of critical life skills, empathy, and social emotional growth.
Performing Arts

Persistence of Vision

Author: John Gaspard

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 437

View: 326

Provides practival information on script writing, finances, cast and crew to create a low budget film.
Business & Economics

Irrational Persistence

Author: Dave Zilko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 102

A modern-day Detroit success story that fuels the entrepreneurial fire Irrational Persistence tells the story of Garden Fresh Gourmet, and how two entrepreneurs turned a million-dollar debt to a 100-million-dollar annual revenue. Woody Allen famously said that 80 percent of success is just showing up; but any entrepreneur can tell you that it's the other 20 percent that's key. The founders of Garden Fresh took that old saying to heart, building so many strategic advantages into their products and business that their 'sales' team didn't have to do any selling'they simply had to show up. In this book, you'll find out what kind of legwork goes into building a mega-success product, and the strategies, methods, and just plain stubbornness that helped two guys from Detroit build a market leader. Garden Fresh Gourmet is now the number-one fresh salsa in the US, shipping over a million units every week to Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods, and other national chains'and it all began with two middle-aged guys with negative funds and plenty of ideas. This book shares their journey, insight, and passion to help you build a better business and take it to the top. Learn how two entrepreneurs went from major debt to major revenue Discover the key characteristics of a product that sells itself Consider why selling out might not be the ultimate goal Track a journey of 'irrational persistence' from rags to riches Garden Fresh Gourmet is an inspiration beyond the journey'the way you run things at the top matters, too. Irrational Persistence shows you how to make the tough decisions, live with the sacrifices, and prioritize your values as you build your brand and just keep on going.