A Gap in Nature

Discovering the World's Extinct Animals

Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press


Category: History

Page: 184

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Introduces the many animal species that became extinct over the past five centuries as the result of European expansion into various parts of the world, including the great auk, Carolina parakeet, thylacine, and passenger pigeon.

Gaps in Nature

Literary Interpretation and the Modular Mind

Author: Ellen Spolsky

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This book is a study of the relation between cognitive linguistics and literary theory. Theory of literary interpretation is reinterpreted in terms of current debate in cognitive science. While research in the humanities and social sciences is reasonably concerned with charting the power of culture to structure and constrain, Spolsky suggests that it is worthwhile to investigate the role of biological materialism as co-legislator of human life and understanding. The inevitable slippage we have come to acknowledge between words and the world has at least an analogue, and presumably also a source, in the workings of the human brain.

Shakespeare as Prompter

The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Author: Murray Cox

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 454

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Prompting is the thematic thread that pervades the pages of this book. Its primary connotation is that of the prompter who is urgently called into action, at moments of anxiety, when narrative begins to fail. The central dynamic issue concerns the amending imagination as a prompting resource which, through creativity and the aesthetic imperative, can be invoked in this therapeutic space when the patient - through fear, resistance or distraction - is unable to continue with his story. Psychotherapy can be regarded as a process in which the patient is enabled to do for himself what he cannot do on his own. Shakespeare - as the spokesman for all other poets and dramatists - prompts the therapist in the incessant search for those resonant rhythms and mutative metaphors which augment empathy and make for deeper communication and which also facilitates transference interpretation and resolution. The cadence of the spoken word and the different laminations of silence always call for more finely tuned attentiveness than the therapist, unprompted, can offer. The authors show how Shakespeare can prompt therapeutic engagement with "inaccessible" patients who might otherwise be out of therapeutic reach. At the same time, they demonstrate that the clinical, off-stage world of therapy can also prompt the work of the actor in his on-stage search for representational precision.

THE VIRTUAL SELF: Beyond the Gap in Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Robert Colacurcio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Religion

Page: 118

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It has been my experience and observation of students of Buddhism, that after an initial period of enthusiastic practice, they get stuck. They come to the edge of a gap, and can’t go back but are stuck going forward. The edge of this gap represents the boundary that defines the results of their efforts so far. Serious effort has been given to practice and to incorporating the fundamentals of the Buddha’s method into their lives. Nevertheless, the practitioner I have in mind feels not only stuck but somewhat disheartened perhaps. Having exhausted the youthful enthusiasm that naturally arises upon discovery of the Buddha’s path, one now feels a lack of joy. Looking beyond the boundary line of the gap, there seems to be a vast space between where one is now and the ultimate goal of enlightenment. The Virtual Self: Beyond the Gap in Buddhist Philosophy offers some suggestions for renewing one’s inspiration and a way to joyfully navigate that sacred space beyond the gap.

The Function of Law in the International Community

Author: Hersch Lauterpacht

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.


Category: Law

Page: 469

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Lauterpacht, H[ersch]. The Function of Law in the International Community. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933. xxvi, 470 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-022124. ISBN 1-58477-090-2. Cloth. $90. * Lauterpacht disputes the widely held viewpoint in the international community that international law has inherent limitations and is incapable of unification, and presents his treatise in a well-researched technical format. "While on the surface Dr. Lauterpacht's study is an analysis of the judicial process, it embraces practically the whole philosophy of international law. However, it is less the scope than the manner of handling the subject which makes this book one of the most outstanding contributions to the science of international law." Francis Deak, Columbia Law Review 34:797. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University 637.

Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields

With Applications to Stellar X-rays

Author: Eugene N. Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Science

Page: 440

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Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in highly conducting plasma, Parker shows how it can be used to explain the activity of the external magnetic fields of planets, stars, interstellar gas clouds, and galaxies, as well as the magnetic fields in laboratory plasmas. Provocative and fascinating, Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields presents a bold new theory that will excite interest and discussion throughout the space physics community.

Closing the Gap in a Generation

Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health : Commission on Social Determinants of Health Final Report

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization


Category: Medical

Page: 246

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The Commission on Social Determinants of Health was set up by former World Health Organization Director-General J.W. Lee. It was tasked to collect, collate, and synthesize global evidence on the social determinants of health and their impact on health inequity, and to make recommendations for action to address that inequity.




Publisher: BalboaPress


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 496

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BRIDGING THE GAP IN HEALTH CARE 2 – MULTIDIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT. This book helps to integrate assessment on all levels of being multi-dimensionally from an energetic/spiritual perspective rather than focusing on integrating assessment from a more mechanical, structural perspective. A multidimensional model of assessment is discussed which can be scientifically explored and tested using the instruments of self consciousness (i.e. the mind and our inner senses). When successfully implemented these ideas should help to consciously bridge the gap between the intellect and intuition. It is a useful resource for any practitioner/healer who works with energies or anyone simply wishing to develop a deeper understanding of self. Testimonials: This book brilliantly synthesizes current understandings of what takes place during a healing session. It explains lucidly what unconsciously occurs at an energy level during healing, and provides a methodology for diagnosis and treatment using the power of the mind. Anyone who reads this book and puts into practice Paul's techniques will find their treatments will improve significantly...Geoff Charles (Remedial Massage Therapist). This book gives lots of ideas for treatment, as well as linking both the physical with the energetic, leading to a more holistic way of treatment. Very Informative...Bronwyn Butterworth (Naturopath/Massage Therapist)

The Embodied Self

Friedrich Schleiermacher's Solution to Kant's Problem of the Empirical Self

Author: Thandeka

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 151

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Schleiermacher presents a viable, systematic approach to self-consciousness that unifies thinking, feeling, and life itself--that reconfigures the whole of human experience. He presents a self capable of generating coherence amidst ethnic conflicts and the environmental crisis.

Linguistic Structure in Language Processing

Author: G.N. Carlson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The papers in this volume are intended to exemplify the state of experimental psycho linguistics in the middle to later 1980s. Our over riding impression is that the field has come a long way since the earlier work of the 1950s and 1960s, and that the field has emerged with a renewed strength from a difficult period in the 1970s. Not only are the theoretical issues more sharply defined and integrated with existing issues from other domains ("modularity" being one such example), but the experimental techniques employed are much more sophisticated, thanks to the work of numerous psychologists not necessarily interested in psycholinguistics, and thanks to improving technologies unavailable a few years ago (for instance, eye-trackers). We selected papers that provide a coherent, overall picture of existing techniques and issues. The volume is organized much as one might organize an introductory linguistics course - beginning with sound and working "up" to mean ing. Indeed, the first paper, Rebecca Treiman's, begins with considera tion of syllable structure, a phonological consideration, and the last, Alan Garnham's, exemplifies some work on the interpretation of pro nouns, a semantic matter. In between are found works concentrating on morphemes, lexical structures, and syntax. The cross-section represented in this volume is by necessity incom plete, since we focus only on experimental work directed at under standing how adults comprehend and produce language. We do not include any works on language acquisition, first or second.