February 25, 2017

Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan

By David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan

Bookmarked with complete inner iperLinks cross-references.

Publisher description:
The expanding curiosity in narrative concept as a spotlight of inquiry throughout a number of disciplines makes it valuable for students, academics, and scholars to have entry to an in-depth reference that cuts throughout disciplinary specializations to supply information regarding the center thoughts, different types, differences, and technical nomenclatures that experience grown up round the learn of narrative in all of its guises. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative thought solutions that desire, offering a entire and authoritative source for college kids and researchers within the many disciplines drawing on recommendations of storytelling and utilizing equipment of narrative research.

In addition to offering plentiful insurance of structuralist versions and of the frameworks built for the learn of literary narratives, this reference additionally seeks to provide a vast review of paradigms for studying tales throughout quite a few media and genres--from movie, tv, opera, and electronic environments, to gossip, activities declares, comics and image novels, obituaries, and lots of extra. The entries disguise the background of the sphere, keyword phrases and ideas, numerous faculties and methods, vital debates, and quite a lot of disciplinary contexts with regards to the field.

Featuring huge cross-references and recommendations for additional examining, this encyclopedia is worthy for college kids and researchers in lots of fields, from literary reviews, gender stories, and philosophy, to cognitive and social psychology, media reviews, man made Intelligence, and the learn of agencies, medication, jurisprudence, and history.

Key Features:
* complete and actually interdisciplinary insurance, studying narrative concerns throughout disciplines, media, genres, and cultural contexts
* Written via a global crew of over 2 hundred specialists in from all around the world
* largely cross-referenced and indexed
* Authoritative and up to date bibliographies and recommendations for additional reading
Some entries:
Alterity --
Focalization --
Action concept --
Ancient theories of narrative (Western) --
Ancient theories of narrative (non-Western) --
Artificial intelligence and narrative --
Cognitive narratology --
Computational methods to narrative --
Cultural reviews ways to narrative --
Deconstructive ways to narrative --
Discourse research (Foucault) --
Ethnographic techniques to narrative --
Time in narrative --
Feminist narratology --
Gender reviews --
Genre thought in narrative reviews --
Identity and narrative --
Marxist methods to narrative --
Media and narrative --
Medicine and narrative --
Post-colonialism and narrative --
Poststructuralist ways to narrative --
Children's tales (narratives written for kids) --
Psychological ways to narrative --
Queer thought --
Reader-response concept --
Realism, theories of --
Science and narrative --
Sociology and narrative --
Space in narrative --
Structuralist narratology --
Comics and photo novel --
Computer video games and narrative --
Detective fiction --
Eco-narratives --
Film narrative --
Magical realism --
Metafiction --
Modernist narrative --
Native American narrative --
Photographs --
Transgressive fictions --
Travel narrative.

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February 25, 2017

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

By Richard Pillsbury

The positioning of ''the South'' is not often a settled or static geographic thought. Culturally conversing, are Florida and Arkansas relatively a part of an identical sector? Is Texas thought of a part of the South or the West? This quantity of the recent Encyclopedia of Southern tradition grapples with the contestable factor of the place the cultural South is found, either on maps and within the minds of american citizens.

Richard Pillsbury's introductory essay explores the evolution of geographic styles of existence in the region--agricultural practices, city styles, residential structures, spiritual personal tastes, foodways, and language. The entries that stick to tackle normal themes of cultural geographic curiosity, equivalent to Appalachia, exiles and expatriates, Latino and Jewish populations, migration styles, and the profound Disneyfication of principal Florida. Entries with a extra centred concentration study significant towns, comparable to Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis; the impression of black and white southern migrants on northern towns; and person subregions, akin to the Piedmont, Piney Woods, Tidewater, and Delta. placing jointly the disparate items that make up where referred to as ''the South,'' this quantity units the scene for the discussions in all of the different volumes of the hot Encyclopedia of Southern tradition .

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February 25, 2017

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate, 2-Volume Set by Michael Allaby

By Michael Allaby

The most physique of the encyclopedia includes authoritative entries describing procedures comparable to cloud formation, atmospheric phenomena comparable to rainbows, and a few of the suggestions and tools used to check the ambience, in addition to the devices of size that scientists use. The huge insurance additionally contains the type platforms which are used for weather varieties, winds, and clouds. Ten appendixes comprise worthwhile supplementary fabric reminiscent of biographical notes on scientists and lists of the main serious tropical cyclones and tropical storms, climate failures, and milestones in atmospheric examine. those available appendixes additionally comprise chronologies, the geologic time scale, SI devices and conversions, and extra.

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February 25, 2017

Functional Properties of Bio-Inspired Surfaces: by Eduardo A. Favret, Nestor Es Fuentes

By Eduardo A. Favret, Nestor Es Fuentes

This evaluate quantity comprises a suite of articles, written via popular scientists from diversified international locations, on biomimetism and fabrics technology. It starts off with a close clarification of the 4 usual, important homes of organic surfaces the shark dermis impression (anti-friction surfaces), the lotus impression (self-cleaning or anti-adhesive surfaces), the gecko impact (dry adhesive surfaces) and the moth eye impact (anti-reflective surfaces) and indicates their prolonged program in know-how. various microscopy options used for characterizing those technological helpful organic surfaces resembling scanning electron microscopy, environmental scanning electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy and atomic strength microscopy, are mentioned within the following chapters. Then, numerous equipment comparable to laser metallurgy, electrodeposition and plasma-based procedures, that are used for editing the topography and composition of fabric surfaces to procure particular practical homes with technological functions, are tested.

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February 25, 2017

The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics by Frank Hitchens

By Frank Hitchens

The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics used to be written for pilots in any respect degrees from inner most pilot to airline pilot, army pilots and scholars of aerodynamics as a whole reference guide to aerodynamic terminology. normal aerodynamic textual content books for pilots are particularly restricted of their scope whereas aerodynamic textual content books for engineering scholars contain complicated calculus. The references during this publication, The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics, are basically defined and simply easy algebra is utilized in a couple of references yet is totally with out any calculus - a bonus to many readers. Over 1400 references are incorporated with substitute phrases used the place applicable and cross-referenced all through. The textual content is illustrated with 178 pictures and ninety six diagrams. The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics is a perfect aerodynamic reference handbook for any pilot’s bookshelf.

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February 25, 2017

Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National by James B. Minahan

By James B. Minahan

This booklet addresses the varied nationwide routine of ethnic teams worldwide looking independence, extra self-rule, or autonomy―movements that experience proliferated exponentially within the twenty first century.

• offers readers with an knowing of a world phenomenon that maintains even today

• provides particular, hard-to-find details at the many ethnic and nationwide teams looking higher self-government in an easy-to-access layout with up to date proof and histories

• offers additional studying feedback, an index, and an appendix of dates of independence declarations through nation

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February 25, 2017

The Discourse of Nature in the Poetry of Paul Celan: The by Rochelle Tobias

By Rochelle Tobias

Paul Celan has lengthy been considered as crucial eu poet after 1945 but in addition the main tough because of the varied references in his paintings to his own heritage and to a cultural history spanning many disciplines, centuries, and languages. during this insightful examine, Rochelle Tobias is going a ways to dispelling the obscurity that has surrounded the poet and his paintings. She exhibits that the enigmatic photographs in his poetry have a typical resource. they're drawn from the disciplines of geology, astrology, and body structure or what should be referred to as the sciences of the earth, the heavens, and the man or woman. Celan's poetry borrows from each one of those disciplines to create a poetic universe—a universe that attests to what's now not and initiatives what's no longer yet.This is the unnatural global of Celan's poetry. it's a international during which time itself takes actual shape or is made plastic. via a chain of shut readings and philosophical explorations, Tobias displays at the event of time encoded and embodied in Celan's paintings. She demonstrates that the actual global in his poetry eventually serves as a show off for time, that's the main elusive element of human adventure since it is predicated nowhere yet within the brain. Tobias's probing interpretations current a brand new version for knowing Celan's paintings from the early elegiac poems to the later cryptic texts.An interdisciplinary venture, the research combines readings of Celan's poetry with discussions of historic and smooth technology, mystical cosmology, and twentieth-century literature and proposal. Tobias's unique method of Celan illuminates his complicated verse and contributes considerably to the idea of metaphor because it applies to fashionable verse. (2008)

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February 25, 2017

Knowledge by Duncan Pritchard (auth.)

By Duncan Pritchard (auth.)

Duncan Pritchard bargains scholars not just a brand new exploration of subject matters relevant to present epistemological debate, but in addition a brand new approach of doing epistemology. This complicated textbook covers such key subject matters as advantage epistemology, anti-luck epistemology, epistemological disjunctivism and attributer contextualism.

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