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The Booles and the Hintons

The Booles and the Hintons Author Gerry Kennedy
ISBN-10 1782051856
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 265
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A fascinating look at the Boole and Hinton families who are, among many other things, responsible for the invention of the Jungle Gym. Members of these two clans became renowned in their fields of physics, entomology, and botany. This book covers the

Alternative Histories of the Self

Alternative Histories of the Self Author Anna Clark
ISBN-10 9781350030640
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 224
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Alternative Histories of the Self investigates how people re-imagined the idea of the unique self in the period from 1762 to 1917. Some used the notion of the unique self to justify their gender and sexual transgression, but others rejected the notion of the unique self and instead demanded the sacrifice of the self for the good of society. The substantial introductory chapter places these themes in the cultural context of the long nineteenth century, but the book as a whole represents an alternative method for studying the self. Instead of focusing on the thoughts of great thinkers, this book explores how five unusual individuals twisted conventional ideas of the self as they interpreted their own lives. These subjects include: * The Chevalièr/e d'Eon, a renegade diplomat who was outed as a woman * Anne Lister, who wrote coded diaries about her attraction to women * Richard Johnson, who secretly criticized the empire that he served * James Hinton, a Victorian doctor who publicly advocated philanthropy and privately supported polygamy * Edith Ellis, a socialist lesbian who celebrated the 'abnormal' These five case studies are skilfully used to explore how the notion of the unique individual was used to make sense of sexual or gender non-conformity. Yet this queer reading will go beyond same-sex desire to analyse the issue of secrets and privacy; for instance, what stigma did men who practiced or advocated unconventional relationships with women incur? Finally, Clark ties these unusual lives to the wider questions of ethics and social justice: did those who questioned sexual conventions challenge political traditions as well? This is a highly innovative study that will be of interest to intellectual historians of modern Britain and Europe, as well as historians of gender and sexuality.

Significant Figures

Significant Figures Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780465096138
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 320
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A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.

The Irish Soccer Split

The Irish Soccer Split Author Cormac Moore
ISBN-10 178205152X
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 332
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This history of the Soccer associations in Ireland looks at how the political landscape of a dividing nation shaped the sport.

Women and the Great Hunger

Women and the Great Hunger Author Christine Kinealy
ISBN-10 0990945421
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 234
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Even considering recent advances in the development of women's studies as a discipline, women remain underrepresented in the history and historiography of the Great Hunger. The various roles played by women, including as landowners, relief-givers, philanthropists, proselytizers and providers for the family, have received little attention.This publication examines the diverse and still largely unexplored role of women during the Great Hunger, shedding light on how women experienced and shaped the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. In addition to more traditional sources, the contributors also draw on folklore and popular culture.Women and the Great Hunger brings together the work of some of the leading researchers in Irish studies, with new scholarship, methodologies and perspectives.This book takes a major step toward advancing our understanding of the Great Hunger.

Models for Movers

Models for Movers Author Ide B. O'Carroll
ISBN-10 1782051562
Release 2015-07-10
Pages 156
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A unique collection of Irish migrant women's oral histories spanning three waves of twentieth-century emigration, in the 1920s, 1950s, & 1980s. Each woman describes how she created a new life in America, creating a multigenerational tapestry of experience that will be valuable to emigrants everywhere.

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript Author Gerry Kennedy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063363348
Release 2005
Pages 294
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The Voynich Manuscript is a vellum book containing 200 pages of undeciphered text and illustrations. The manuscript is suspected by some scholars to be the work of scientist-philosopher Roger Bacon.

J G Farrell in His Own Words

J G  Farrell in His Own Words Author James Gordon Farrell
ISBN-10 1859184286
Release 2009
Pages 464
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The novelist J.G. Farrell known to his friends as Jim was drowned on August 11, 1979 when he was swept off rocks by a sudden storm while fishing in the West of Ireland. He was in his early forties. Had he not sadly died so young, remarked Salman Rushdie in 2008, there is no question that he would today be one of the really major novelists of the English language. The three novels that he did leave are all in their different way extraordinary.

Misery Ridge The Story of a Hunting Family and the Mountain They Love

Misery Ridge  The Story of a Hunting Family and the Mountain They Love Author Gerry Kennedy
ISBN-10 1478777214
Release 2016-07-20
Pages 278
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Gerry was a city kid, growing up in Philadelphia. She moved with her family to rural southern New Jersey when she was thirteen, and discovered the joy of hunting with her dad. When she met Wes, they were both delighted to find someone who shared their love for the outdoors. They married and raised six daughters and two sons. The kids were raised with an appreciation of all things related to the outdoor sports; hunting, fishing, hiking, boating. They were taught firearm safety, and all attended the state's safety classes and passed with high marks. They learned orienteering so they could safely find their way in and out of any piece of woods. Gerry and Wes had dreamed often of a deer hunt in Maine. In their thirties, they made it happen. They went to Maine and fell in love...with a mountain! Over the years they've shared that "Love of place" with their family and many friends. For nearly half a century, they've hunted, fished, canoed, climbed, hiked, ice fished, snowmobiled, picnicked, and camped, enjoying the area on and around Misery Ridge. Gerry penned this book to honor her soulmate, and to leave something of them both for their children and grandchildren to remember and enjoy. She also hopes that by writing this book, she may influence other women and girls to realize the experiences and enjoyment that a day afield can bring, and inspire them to join the many thousands of women across the country who share really good times with friends and family.

The Compassionate Intentions of Illness

The Compassionate Intentions of Illness Author Tony Humphreys
ISBN-10 0955226198
Release 2010
Pages 149
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This book seeks to alleviate the suffering of illness by finding greater understanding of the psychological meaning and purpose of that experience. Physical illness also involves deep psychological and social processes on the part of the person suffering the illness. While the book does consider the social processes of illness to the extent that it considers the personal and professional relationships that surround the person who is ill, the main focus of the book is on the psychological meaning and intent of illness. If we can find ways of responding to the different physical, psychological, and social processes of illness, then we can truly make great strides in alleviating a suffering that is part of human existence.

Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland

Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland Author Meghan Nuttall Sayres
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047289791
Release 2006
Pages 198
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The story of a group of weavers in the Gaeltacht, the Irish speaking section of Donegal, who formed a tapestry weaving cooperative called Taipéis Gael.

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland Author Tomás Ó'Carragáin
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002967540
Release 2010
Pages 392
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This is the first book devoted to churches in Ireland dating from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the early stages of the Romanesque around 1100, including those built to house treasures of the golden age of Irish art, such as the Book of Kells and the Ardagh chalice. � Carrag�in's comprehensive survey of the surviving examples forms the basis for a far-reaching analysis of why these buildings looked as they did, and what they meant in the context of early Irish society. � Carrag�in also identifies a clear political and ideological context for the first Romanesque churches in Ireland and shows that, to a considerable extent, the Irish Romanesque represents the perpetuation of a long-established architectural tradition.

The Popular Mind in Eighteenth century Ireland

The Popular Mind in Eighteenth century Ireland Author Vincent Morley
ISBN-10 1782052518
Release 2017
Pages 372
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This book is a study of the Irish popular mind between the late-seventeenth and the early-nineteenth century. It examines the collective assumptions, aspirations, fears, resentments and prejudices of the common people as they are revealed in the vernacular literature of the period. The topics investigated include: politics, religion, historical memory, European conflicts, Anglo-Irish patriotism, agrarian agitation, the tumultuous decade of the 1790s, and the rise of Daniel O'Connell.

The Writings of Ivor Browne

The Writings of Ivor Browne Author
ISBN-10 1855942208
Release 2013
Pages 570
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This title charts the writings of a man who has always been respected for his compassion, quirky way of thinking and fearless opposition to orthodox psychiatry.

Universal Book of Mathematics

Universal Book of Mathematics Author David Darling
ISBN-10 0785822976
Release 2009-01-28
Pages 386
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This A to Z resource provides endless exploration into the world of numbers.

A Paradiso Year

A Paradiso Year Author Denis Cotter
ISBN-10 0953535371
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 148
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An Irish cookbook representing Autumn and Winter recipes.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy Author Robert Audi
ISBN-10 1107015057
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 1312
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This is the leading, full-scale comprehensive dictionary of philosophical terms and thinkers to appear in English in more than half a century. Written by a team of more than 550 experts and now widely translated, it contains approximately 5,000 entries ranging from short definitions to longer articles. It is designed to facilitate the understanding of philosophy at all levels and in all fields. Key features of this third edition: • 500 new entries covering Eastern as well as Western philosophy, and covering individual countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain • Increased coverage of such growing fields as ethics and philosophy of mind • More than 100 new intellectual portraits of leading contemporary thinkers • Wider coverage of Continental philosophy • Dozens of new technical concepts in cognitive science and other areas • Enhanced cross-referencing to add context and increase understanding • Expansions in both text and index to facilitate research and browsing