This new ebook from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.
The Spiritual Journey of a Baptist Minister from Christianity to the Laws of Noah
Author: J. David Davis
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"In Finding the God of Noah, a memoir of his religious life, Mr. Davis tells of the doubts and perplexities which first led to a deepening of his commitment to Southern Baptist theology, his successful career as a Baptist minister, and his progressive estrangement from it and from Christianity. It is also the story of a congregation which shared in Davis' religious quest."--BOOK JACKET.
From the author of The Music of the Primes and Finding Moonshine comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved – and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.
Issues in Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage Production and Consumption
Author: Alan Haworth
Category: Health & Fitness
This text reports on patterns of consumption of non-branded alcohol in seven countries: Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Using local consultants, investigators interviewed families in each country, in both rural and urban areas, on the subject of their drinking habits over a thirty-day period giving specific attention to their religious, educational and socio-economic status. Experts in the fields of toxicology, economics, and anthropology as well as representatives of the beverage industry give commentary on the common themes emerging from the collected data.
The aim of the book is to encourage an in-depth discussion of problems of fundamental importance that are common to the two cultures, but that are traditionally seen from different perspectives. The forum will bring together scientists, philosophers, humanists, musicians with the aim of fostering comprehension of problems that have traditionally troubled humankind, and establish more fertile grounds for the communication between the two cultures. The themes of the contributions are the followings: the concept of time, infinity, the concept and meaning of nothingness, numbers, intelligence and the human mind, basic mechanisms in the production of thought and of artistic creation, the relationship between artistic and scientific creativity.
From losing his master's chickens to burning down the mayor's house, young wizard-to-be Tristan's adventures always seem to go wrong... until a talking cat named Thomas adopts him! Together, they may be able to replace the chickens, set things right with Tristan's wizard master... and start to discover Tristan's true powers. A delightful fantasy for the young and young at heart!
Larry Jack arrives home from the Korean War with a divorce and no prospects for a future he now assumes will be lonely. As luck would have it, however, with his discharge paper still in hand, Larry Jack is offered the job of a lifetime as a revenuer in his homeland of Arkansas County, Arkansas. He is placed in charge of investigating bootleggers and possible drug dealers in the region—and even though he’s a native, he does not receive the warmest of welcomes. Larry Jack’s Arkansas is a bit wild; there are vicious feuds, rough-and-tumble fighting in the honky-tonks, and shootouts on the town square. Despite their personal differences, though, the people of the bayou have one thing in common: distaste for authority figures, which makes his job difficult. His life gets even more interesting when he encounters an old flame by the name of Mary Ann. Meanwhile, it soon becomes apparent in his investigation that Larry Jack isn’t just dealing with local crooks. A crime syndicate is behind the drug-dealing, and in order to convict Larry Jack will have to risk his own life against not only guns but also water moccasins, alligators, and bears. With Mary Ann at his side, he might be able to navigate the bayou, but how will he bring these criminals to justice without ending up with a bullet in the back?
Linda Kay is about to get married to a fine upstanding man. The problem is, he's never visited her shack, and now Pappy has spiked the punch bowl with moonshine. Will the wedding be a beautiful occasion...or a terrible disaster? A Muddy Fork Short Story.
Nillywill and Hands-pansy were the most unimportant and happy pair of lovers the world has ever gained or lost. With them it had been a case of love at first blindness since the day when they had tumbled into each other's arms in the same cradle. And Hands-pansy, when he first saw her, did not discover that Nillywill was a real princess hiding her birthright in the home of a poor peasant; nor did Nillywill, when she first saw Hands, see in him the baby-beginnings of the most honest and good heart that ever sprang out of poverty and humble parentage. So from her end of their little crib she kicked him with her royal rosy toes, and he from his kicked back and laughed: and thus, as you hear, at first blindness they fell head over ears in love with one another.
The Judicial Response to Prohibition Enforcement in Florida, 1885-1935
Author: John J. Guthrie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
By placing the judiciary and the moonshiners in their institutional and cultural contexts, this work shows how Florida judges acted independently and balanced individual rights with legal necessity in the enforcement of the liquor laws in Florida.
Lauren is almost sure that Moonshine, the scruffy grey pony at the dealer's stable, is another secret unicorn who hasn't yet found a unicorn friend to turn her into her magical shape. Feeling sorry for the lonely pony, Lauren pays her a visit and is surprised to see a strange boy talking softly to Moonshine and stroking her. Michael explains that he loves ponies but his foster parents won't let him have one because, among other things, they live in the city. Lauren and her unicorn, Twilight,are certain that Michael is the special friend that Moonshine needs and are determined to unite them before the summer holidays end and Michael has to return home.
Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Adventures of a Wanderer
Author: Michael Smith
Publisher: East West Discovery Press
Captivated, melancholy and shock are emotions stirred in this remarkable global adventure. Through short vignettes, Smith narrates his personal experiences while offering glimpses of many different cultures. Readers will see budget travel in a whole new light, through the eyes of a man with a small backpack and a big curiosity.Smith's stunning photographs and prose will make his audience laugh and be astonished about what our world is really like. Smith is a frequent lecturer on budget travel and the author of two award-winning books, "World Trivia" and "Questions for Kids".
Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, and Court of Appeals of Kentucky; Aug./Dec. 1886-May/Aug. 1892, Court of Appeals of Texas; Aug. 1892/Feb. 1893-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals of Texas; Apr./June 1896-Aug./Nov. 1907, Court of Appeals of Indian Territory; May/June 1927-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Appeals of Missouri and Commission of Appeals of Texas.