Bridge Aesthetics Around the World


Publisher: Transportation Research Board


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 276

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This publication presents the perspectives and insights of the world's present-day authorities on bridge aesthetics and design. Bridge engineers and architects representing 16 nations examine and highlight the aesthetic appearance of existing bridges with the goal of improving tomorrow's bridge design. Supplementing the individual papers is a comprehensive bibliography on bridge aesthetics, containing annotated references to more than 250 books, papers, and articles. There are 245 black-and-white photographs and numerous line drawings plus 24 pages of color plates. Author biographical information is provided and an index of bridges and locations is included. Individual entries into the TRIS data base have been made for the 22 papers and the bibliography.

Classic Writings on Poetry

Author: William Harmon

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. "—Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the works are striking examples of how the finest poets themselves have written on poetics and the works of their peers and predecessors—revealing, in the process, much about the theory and passion behind their own works. Spanning thousands of years and including thirty-three of the most influential critical essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Beginning with a survey of the history of poetics and providing an introduction and brief biography for each reading, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are included, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, finally, at the modernist sensibility of "Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality," by Laura (Riding) Jackson. For anyone interested in the art and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a journey well worth taking.

You Me and Tai Chi

Author: Howard Gibbon

Publisher: East - West Publications


Category: Health & Fitness


View: 650

The Canongate Burns

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Canongate Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

View: 983

Edited by Andrew Noble and Patrick Scott Hogg. The Canongate Burns is the most comprehensive and challenging edition of the poems and songs of Robert Burns ever published. Drawing on extensive scholarship and the poets own inimitable letters, this definitive edition offers a wealth of information on Burnss life and times, the hardship of his early days, his political beliefs, his hatred of injustice and his fate as a writer too often sentimentalised by biographers, critics and well-meaning enthusiasts. The poems are presented in the order of their first appearance, giving further insights into the reception of Burnss work and the guarded relationship he had both with his readers and his own fame. We see Burns as a radical figure in a British as well as a Scottish context, the peer of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and Byron in the revolutionary and repressive world of the 1790s. With its inclusion of recently attributed poems, explanatory notes and extensive Scots glosses, The Canongate Burns offers vitally fresh insights into the irreverent spirit and the democratic convictions which illuminate the work of Scotlands most famous poet. A magnificent and definitive work of scholarship. A thousand pages long, it provides not only a glossary and a context for the poems, but also a textual and historical note for each poem and song. Colm Toibin, Independent A very fine edition, and the long introduction, which sets out to clear the tangled banks, is alone worth the cover price. Andrew OHagan, Scotsman Scholarly and comprehensive. Sunday Telegraph

A Beautiful World

One Son's Escape from the Snares of Abuse and Devotion

Author: Gregg Tyler Milligan

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 100

A Beautiful World is the story of a small boy who escapes the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of a vicious mother - only to find his love for her and the effects of his past will ever remain. A Beautiful World details the truth of millions of abused; they must escape to survive, but breaking away will tear them apart.A Beautiful World reaches out to each and every person facing adversity - letting them know they are not alone. The book was intentionally written not only for the abused, but for all of us who refuse to give up in a weary and sometimes beautiful world. Most of us on this great big planet stand alone against all odds, shoeless with cracked knuckles, biting our busted lips as the tears tumble and roll down our dirty cheeks. Few rise above all the decadence done unto them. Those blessed few leave a great influence of a better day filled with clean hope and blossoming opportunities. We are all capable of leaving this mark - no matter what we've been through.Break the cycle, so that we may save one another.

Fountain World

Author: Kevin Roberts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 173

Fountain world is an ancient world; it is highly developed and primitive at the same time. But it is a dying world. This is where Ronni ends up. He is kidnapped and abandoned on this world. The only way to get back home is find the person who brought him there. But the man who brought him here is playing a game with him. The world and civilization itself is under attack by a shadowy group. The names and intent of this group are unknowns. But as he learns more about this world, he falls in love with this world. And he vows to help and support these people and its world

The World of the United Humanity of the Universe and Its Fundamental Doctrines

Author: By a Messenger of The Absolute Creator of the Universe

Publisher: Outskirts Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 31

View: 444

(Gathering of Thousands of Giant Galaxies) This book explains that each of us is equally a “True Miracle Person” who came to exist as the results of billions of years of wondrous events that have taken place ever since the Universe was created by the Absolute Creator of the Universe (ACU). As such, everyone’s life must be respected and protected as the highest priority of this beautiful world regardless of anyone’s race, religious/political belief, sex/sexuality, and mental, physical, or financial conditions. Regardless, the present world on our planet Earth is filled with hatred, chaos, and abandoned people caused by religious and political disputes, wide differences between rich and poor along with ill managed governments and the existence of dictatorships. This book, therefore, promotes the establishment of the World of the United Humanity of the Universe (WUHU) and its Fundamental Doctrines to ensure the freedoms of all humanity while helping them to truly cherish and enjoy each of their precious lives together on this beautiful mother Earth, in the vast Universe, and beyond.

Reflections Series Poetry - Special Edition

Author: Jaie Hart



Category: Poetry

Page: 422

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This is a special edition release of my Reflections Poetry Series. The experience of life in its ups and downs can be inspirational if you are inclined to see it that way. Poetry is not the lost art some think it is. I relish the reading of poetry for the beautiful expression of true soul and spirit that it is and so I have contributed through my work, the musings of my own heart, soul and spirit. I see things often in terms of a poetic theme with infinite depth and endless meaning. I view life from the eyes of an inspired spiritual and artistic poet from my greatest moments of elation to my darkest moments of despair. But I know that these life lessons that stem from our inspiration, those things that call to our souls are important. They matter.

A Mathematical Bridge

An Intuitive Journey in Higher Mathematics

Author: Stephen Fletcher Hewson

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Education

Page: 649

View: 254

Although higher mathematics is beautiful, natural and interconnected, to the uninitiated it can feel like an arbitrary mass of disconnected technical definitions, symbols, theorems and methods. An intellectual gulf needs to be crossed before a true, deep appreciation of mathematics can develop. This book bridges this mathematical gap. It focuses on the process of discovery as much as the content, leading the reader to a clear, intuitive understanding of how and why mathematics exists in the way it does.The narrative does not evolve along traditional subject lines: each topic develops from its simplest, intuitive starting point; complexity develops naturally via questions and extensions. Throughout, the book includes levels of explanation, discussion and passion rarely seen in traditional textbooks. The choice of material is similarly rich, ranging from number theory and the nature of mathematical thought to quantum mechanics and the history of mathematics. It rounds off with a selection of thought-provoking and stimulating exercises for the reader.