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The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 12 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780822946892
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
Description:
The twelfth volume of The Correspondence of John Tyndall contains 326 letters and covers the fifteen months of Tyndall’s life from March 1871 through May 1872, a time when he was a central figure in the field and had a substantial reputation in both the UK and the US. It begins just before the publication of Fragments of Science in April and Hours of Exercise in May. It includes a number of small but public disputes about science.
The Invention of Imagination Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780822947400
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
Aristotle was the first philosopher to divide the imagination—what he called phantasia—from other parts of the psyche, placing it between perception and intellect. A mathematician and philosopher of mathematical sciences, Aristotle was puzzled by the problem of geometrical cognition—which depends on the ability to “produce” and “see” a multitude of immaterial objects—and so he introduced the category of internal appearances produced by a new part of the psyche, the imagination. As Justin Humphreys argues, Aristotle developed his theory of imagination in part to explain certain functions of reason with a psychological rather than metaphysical framework.
The Rock That is Not a Rabbit Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780822967156
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Change arises as something both desired and mourned in poems that reckon with a world where perspectives blur, names drift “billowing, unattached,” and language yields a broken music. A statue of Lenin topples in a Georgian square only to be raised again in a Dallas backyard. Antlers sprout from Actaeon’s head, rendering him unrecognizable to the dogs he loves.
Trailer Park Psalms Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780822967125
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Trailer Park Psalms traces the speaker’s journey beyond his boyhood trailer park, through an American landscape marked by violence—from a gas line explosion in his hometown to his father’s war memories to the scars of colonialism inscribed in place, language, and ecology. Along the way, he searches for sources of awe that might inspire us, even in a compromised world: the everyday miracle of eyesight, the courage of the Voyager spacecrafts, and the “clumsy kindness” of family members trying to mend the damages of the past. In the end, what he finds isn’t faith but the hope that “if there’s a heaven, we will bend / to examine our old selves / and wonder how something so delicate / was ever allowed.
Transcript of the Disappearance, Exact and Diminishing Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780822967187
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
A Poetic Autobiography—Intimate, Sorrowful, and Funny Lynn Emanuel’s sixth collection of poetry is not sequential or straightforward. It has no conventional chronology, no master narrative. Instead, it is a life story, with all the chaos and messiness entailed therein.
I Say the Sky Cover I Say the Sky Cover
Format: 
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780813198637
Pub Date: 16 Jan 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780813198644
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Description:
In poems at once profound and accessible, Nadia Colburn finds splendor and astonishment in a natural world - and a human world - that is deeply troubled yet still majestically beautiful. Both elegy and celebration, I Say the Sky addresses some of the most challenging aspects of human existence, from childhood trauma to environmental devastation, and discovers, in unexpected and clear-sighted ways, wisdom, wonder, and peace. Colburn's brilliant second book charts a journey to meet the self.
Feeding the Ghosts Cover Feeding the Ghosts Cover
Format: 
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780813198798
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780813198804
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Description:
Find the beauty. In 2017, writer and educator Rahul Mehta began a writing practice to find solace and beauty—in the natural world, in their family and friends, and in everyday simplicities—during a time of political tensions, environmental disasters, a global pandemic, and personal disappointment. From the vibrant color of a blade of grass, to their dog sleeping quietly in the corner, to delicate petals fallen from a rose, a mindfulness of the beauty in their surroundings helped offset the feelings of fear, outrage, and helplessness.
Come in Spinner Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781922669421
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2023
Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Description:
Two-up, a famous Australian soldiers’ gambling game, has given Australian English many unique words and phrases. The game is significant in Australia’s cultural history. This book is the essential guide to the language and history of the ‘national game’.
Expanding media histories Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9789189361676
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 40
Description:
Contemporary media history is a rapidly growing field that extends far beyond traditional studies of technology or institutions such as radio, film, and television. This volume expands the scope further still to analyse ephemeral, mundane phenomena long overlooked by media historiography. In eight original essays, the volume demonstrates the strengths of a broad concept of the media.
Daughters of Muscadine Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781950564330
Pub Date: 14 Nov 2023
Description:
Two events tie together the nine stories in Monic Ductan's gorgeous debut: the 1920s lynching of Ida Pearl Crawley and the 1980s drowning of a high school basketball player, Lucy Boudreaux. Both forever shape the people and the place of Muscadine, Georgia, in the foothills of Appalachia. The daughters of Muscadine are Black Southern women who are, at times, outcasts due to their race and also estranged from those they love.
Princess Brr-Rainy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781915023131
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2023
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Description:
PRINCESS RAINE IS A BRIGHT KID—a very bright kid. And that’s her problem. No one likes smart kids, especially when they’re unaware of the effect they have on other people.
Exploring Writing Systems and Practices in the Bronze Age Aegean Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789259018
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Contexts of and Relations Between Early Writing Systems
Illustrations: B/W
Description:
Writing does not begin and end with the encoding of an idea into a group of symbols. It is practised by people who have learnt its principles and acquired the tools and skills for doing it, in a particular context that affects what they do and how they do it. Nor are these practices static, as those involved exploit opportunities to adapt old features and develop new ones.
Afterlives Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789189361126
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 135
Description:
In Afterlives, the literary scholar Camilla Storskog investigates how classics with Scandinavian orgin have been reinterpreted as comics. She sets out how literary works, plays, and films have crossed and recrossed the boundaries of language and media, speaking to new times and new contexts. Comic art adaptations have long been neglected by academics, so in this book the author considers them as unique visual media with their own aesthetic, technical, and narrative qualities.
Knowledge Actors Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789189361652
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 20
Description:
Historical actors are as central to the history of knowledge as to all historical scholarship. Every country, every era has its biographies of eminent scientists, intellectuals, and educational reformers. Yet the theoretical currents that have left their mark on the historical and sociological studies of knowledge since the 1960s have emphasized structures over actors, collectives over individuals.
A New Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Reader Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781463245665
Pub Date: 29 Aug 2023
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Harvard Oriental Series - Opera Minora
Description:
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskri is not a deteriorated Sanskrit (as many believed at the discovery of Buddhist texts in Sanskrit), but, following the theoretical foundations underlying the pioneering work of Franklin Edgerton, a language with its grammar and vocabulary sui generis implemented rather consequently, which for a long period of time was used to spread the teaching of Buddha. The Reader is meant as a textbook for advanced students with an interest in non-standard Sanskrit and Middle Indo-Aryan. A substantial novelty of the Reader is that it includes extracts from representative texts either recently critically re-edited on the basis of new manuscripts or from the texts unknown at the time of Edgerton’s publications.
Belle Nash and the Bath Circus Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781915023117
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Series: The Gay Street Chronicles
Description:
At the end of his last adventure (Belle Nash and the Bath Soufflé), Belle Nash was banished for four years to the island of Grenada. It is now 1835, and Belle has returned to Bath, glad to be back but pained by the absence of his most recent Caribbean love. His heartache leads to confusions when he meets Pablo Fanque, the Black equestrian acrobat from Norfolk who longs to set up his own circus.