In this book, Patrick Nunn unravels the importance of these tales, exploring the science behind folk history from various places – including northwest Europe and India – and what it can tell us about environmental phenomena, from ...
Author: Patrick Nunn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend – after all, human memory is unreliable, and how can you be sure your friend hasn't embellished the facts? But before humans were writing down their knowledge, they were telling it to each other in the form of stories. The Edge of Memory celebrates the predecessor of written information – the spoken word, tales from our ancestors that have been passed down, transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next. Among the most extensive and best-analysed of these stories are from native Australian cultures. These stories conveyed both practical information and recorded history, describing a lost landscape, often featuring tales of flooding and submergence. These folk traditions are increasingly supported by hard science. Geologists are starting to corroborate the tales through study of climatic data, sediments and land forms; the evidence was there in the stories, but until recently, nobody was listening. In this book, Patrick Nunn unravels the importance of these tales, exploring the science behind folk history from various places – including northwest Europe and India – and what it can tell us about environmental phenomena, from coastal drowning to volcanic eruptions. These stories of real events were passed across the generations, and over thousands of years, and they have broad implications for our understanding of how human societies have developed through the millennia, and ultimately how we respond collectively to changes in climate, our surroundings and the environment we live in.
He disintegrates, emotionally and physically, leaving his family sparse clues to his origins and identity. Michael King investigates a mystery that had engaged his extended family for over half a century.
Author: Michael King
Publisher: Penguin Books
A man turns up in New Zealand in the early years of the twentieth century as if out of nowhere. He admits to no past, only to a present and a future; and he reinvents himself as a Catholic businessman. But the pressure of keeping a secret, of having to live with a repressed truth, eventually becomes too great. He disintegrates, emotionally and physically, leaving his family sparse clues to his origins and identity. Michael King investigates a mystery that had engaged his extended family for over half a century. The answers he finds are astonishing and link that Irish-Catholic family back to Australia, the United States, England, and ultimately to south-east Poland. As King notes, most stories are based on one of only two plots: somebody goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. This one had its beginnings in both scenarios, a man setting out on a quest and the arrival of a stranger. It has the additional merit of being true.
★★★★ 'I loved this book!'★★★★ 'Well written with an interesting plot and characters!
Author: Zackery Arbela
Publisher: Tale of Azaran
★★★★ 'I loved this book!'★★★★ 'Well written with an interesting plot and characters!'What would you do to find the secrets of your past?Azaran is a man without memory. Pulled from the ocean and put in chains, he remembers nothing of his past beyond his name...and the magical runes branded on his chest that make him faster and stronger then ordinary men. Desperate and confused, he is thrust into a world where the strong prey upon the weak, while hidden masters drive all before them towards an apocalypse of blood and fire. With a band of escaped slaves and freedom fighters at his back, Azaran leads a revolution. He will face overwhelming odds, he will face overwhelming odds as he travels to the edge of memory...where the darkness of his past awaits.Warrior on the Edge of Memory is the first book of The Tale of Azaran fantasy series. If you like sword and sorcery action and adventure in the vein of Conan the Barbarian, set in a fantastical universe of magic, mayhem and heroism, then you will love Zackery Arbela's latest series. Buy Warrior on the Edge of Memory and join the adventure today!
a week ago we soared through the sky with all parts intact and fully functional.
Author: James Croal Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
a week ago we soared through the sky with all parts intact and fully functional. I didn't need to look out deep, endless windows we will never have the biology to fly, no matter our construction, no matter the fantasy of the air- and the air is a fantasy you breathe easy and pure descend slowly on telephone lines beyond reach to know what I am made of will never be enough.
Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field.
Author: Richard Crownshaw
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand testimony of the victims of genocidal conflicts. The collection engages with pressing 'real world' issues, such as the furor around the recent 9/11 memorial, and what we really mean when we talk about 'trauma'.
In this book, he tells for the first time the inside story of Germany's national Holocaust memorial and his own role in it.
Author: James Edward Young
Publisher: Yale University Press
How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? In 1997, James E. Young was invited to join a German commission appointed to find an appropriate design for a national memorial in Berlin to the European Jews killed in World War II. As the only foreigner and only Jew on the panel, Young gained a unique perspective on Germany's fraught efforts to memorialize the Holocaust. In this book, he tells for the first time the inside story of Germany's national Holocaust memorial and his own role in it. In exploring Germany's memorial crisis, Young also asks the more general question of how a generation of contemporary artists can remember an event like the Holocaust, which it never knew directly. Young examines the works of a number of vanguard artists in America and Europe--including Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, David Levinthal, and Rachel Whiteread--all born after the Holocaust but indelibly shaped by its memory as passed down through memoirs, film, photographs, and museums. In the context of the moral and aesthetic questions raised by these avant-garde projects, Young offers fascinating insights into the controversy surrounding Berlin's newly opened Jewish museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, as well as Germany's soon-to-be-built national Holocaust memorial, designed by Peter Eisenman. Illustrated with striking images in color and black-and-white, At Memory's Edge is the first book in any language to chronicle these projects and to show how we remember the Holocaust in the after-images of its history.
Using a scent as a stimulus, you've learned how to trigger a Lead Beyond The
Edge memory, a particular series of insights you had gained as you read and
built your first circuit and its wires. Trigger it again and again by simply smelling
Author: Frederique Murphy
Publisher: Practical Inspiration Publishing
How would you like to lead yourself towards extraordinary results without ever stopping yourself in your tracks? You are driven, goal-orientated and aspire to more: you are a leader, at work and at home. So, how do you step up to that next level? By getting out of your own way and pushing through your fears and past your comfort zone. But reaching that edge is scary... In Lead Beyond The Edge, Frederique Murphy provides you with the mind strategies you need to rewire your brain for success. You will know how to overcome any challenges to accomplish anything, anytime, anywhere. Discover scientific strategies to lead transformations from within. Learn by doing more than just reading to enhance your cognitive functions. Access a powerful 12-step framework to fire up your brain on command. You can lead beyond the edge but only if you know what to do when your brain resists. Thanks to Frederique’s actionable strategies, memorable science and personal stories, experience self-directed neuroplasticity by building this bold path and make your extraordinary happen!
This volume is a tribute to the life and mathematical work of G.A. Dirac (1925-1984). One of the leading graph theorists, he developed methods of great originality and made many fundamental discoveries.
Author: L. Døvling Andersen
This volume is a tribute to the life and mathematical work of G.A. Dirac (1925-1984). One of the leading graph theorists, he developed methods of great originality and made many fundamental discoveries. The forty-two papers are all concerned with (or related to) Dirac's main lines of research. A number of mathematicians pay tribute to his memory by presenting new results in different areas of graph theory. Among the topics included are paths and cycles, hamiltonian graphs, vertex colouring and critical graphs, graphs and surfaces, edge-colouring, and infinite graphs. Some of the papers were originally presented at a meeting held in Denmark in 1985. Attendance being by invitation only, some 55 mathematicians from 14 countries participated in various lectures and discussions on graph theory related to the work of Dirac. This volume contains contributions from others as well, so should not be regarded only as the proceedings of that meeting. A problems section is included, as well as a listing of Dirac's own publications.
Dr. Eric Braverman, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives.
Author: Eric R. Braverman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
The author, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, and a frequent guest on national television, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives. His key to longevity and well-being is balancing the brain's four important neurotransmitters. A simple test determines which of the four is dominant , and what can be done to maintain the right balance, by modifying the diet with both foods and natural supplements. Proven effective for thousands of patients in his practice, this groundbreaking approach will help the individual make the most of his or her life, free of the major illnesses (such as cancer and heart disease) and minor ailments as well. This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's. It is a proven program to reverse and prevent aging that will be a must-have for all "baby boomers", by a leading figure in the medical field.
43 Projects for Creating and Saving Cherished Memories Connie Sheerin, Janet
Pensiero, Barbara Mauriello ... Using full-strength PVA and a small brush, paint a
thin line of glue along the edge of the head wall where it touches the base.
Author: Connie Sheerin
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
43 projects to commemorate and celebrate everything from births and growing up, to weddings, family memories, and friendships.