ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
In ThermoPoetics, Barri Gold sets out to show us how analogous, intertwined, and mutually productive poetry and physics may be. Charting the simultaneous emergence of the laws of thermodynamics in literature and in physics that began in the 1830s, Gold finds that not only can science influence literature, but literature can influence...
Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality
First, note that I have used Zen in the title of this book. I have
been asked many times why I used such an esoteric term. After
all, what is the meaning of Zen? To clarify the meaning of Zen,
we must examine the philosophical environment that gave rise
to Zen: Indian and Chinese philosophies. In India, Buddhism
arose out of a Hindu...
Theology and Urban Sustainability (SpringerBriefs in Geography)
Even though theology does provide interesting and important contributions to ethics that laid the foundation of our modern societies, this book looks at exploring how theology has impacted on urban morphology and has led to questionable unsustainable practices which impacts on both climate and societal living standards. This is seen as being...
Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
In the past few decades, discussions on the role of religion in shaping the
interconnections of politics, society, and culture have acquired a particular
urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, after 9/11, and even more so with
the surge of IS, religion has come to occupy a central position in discourses
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction
In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Ferber explores Romanticism during the period of its incubation, birth, and growth, covering the years roughly from 1760 to 1860. This is the only introduction to Romanticism that incorporates not only the English but the Continental movements, and not only literature but music, art, religion,...
Youth in Saudi Arabia
This book uses the youth life stage as a window through which to view all domains of life in present-day Saudi Arabia: family life, education, the impact of new media, the labour market, religion and politics. The authors draw extensively on their interviews with 25-35 year olds, selected so as to represent the life...
Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
This work deals with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. Each essay...
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus ‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York
'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,...
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