Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.
Following his wife's death, Mitchell Granville, retired barrister and son of a celebrated politician, spends his twilight years hidden in a village in the mountains. Succumbing to loneliness and realising that there is at least one person he needs to rediscover, he crosses the breadth of his country and the depths of his past.
Three eminent scientists, each well known for the clarity of their writing, present for students and researchers what is known about the internal structure, origin and evolution of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, all objects at the final stage of stellar evolution. They cover fascinating topics such as pulsation of white dwarfs, millisecond pulsars or the dynamics around black holes. The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics, but is also of interest to professional astronomers and physicists.
Beginning with a brief summary of Spanish Jewry, the work considers twenty-five pre-Expulsion Jewish communities. The few remnants of the transcendent history of the Jews in Spain can be considered prophetic of what was to transpire in twentieth-century Europe. The institutionalized legal process, which led to the Holy Office of the Inquisition and the Edict of Expulsion in 1492, carried out a plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Jewish Remnants in Spain may serve as a guidebook for tourists, especially Jewish tourists. The 183 in situ illustrations included are the author's original work.
We live in an increasingly fragmented world, with islands of natural habitat cast adrift in a sea of cleared, burned, logged, polluted, and otherwise altered lands. Nowhere are fragmentation and its devastating effects more evident than in the tropical forests. By the year 2000, more than half of these forests will have been cut, causing increased soil erosion, watershed destabilization, climate degradation, and extinction of as many as 600,000 species. Tropical Forest Remnants provides the best information available to help us understand, manage, and conserve the remaining fragments. Covering geographic areas from Southeast Asia and Australia to Madagascar and the New World, this volume summarizes what is known about the ecology, management, restoration, socioeconomics, and conservation of fragmented forests. Thirty-three papers present results of recent research as well as updates from decades-long projects in progress. Two final chapters synthesize the state of research on tropical forest fragmentation and identify key priorities for future work.
Remnants of Empire in Algeria and Vietnam proposes a new approach to Francophone Studies through an examination of four specific Algerian and Vietnamese novels written in French by women. The connections between their works and shared colonial history lead us to a deeper understanding of postcolonial literature.
Wanggo Gallaga's work is both a poetry collection and a memoir. It details, as he describes, the living aspect of a person living with HIV--his heartbreaks and experiences of loss and dejection as well as his moments of insight, optimism, and strength.
In the beat of a heart, the world has changed. Seemingly random disappearances transport a portion of the worlds population to an unknown place, and catastrophic events follow. As twenty-five-year-old James, one of those left behind, sits in a dark tavern, he drifts away, lost in his memories. His world is not his anymore. Someone, or something, has taken it away from him. As a profound, frightening solitude permeates the air, James wonders if he is a survivoror if he has missed out and is about to face something even more terrible. After drifting aimlessly for days, James decides to return to the familiar. As he embarks on a journey across a scarred and frightened country, James encounters desperate people struggling to adapt. After he is joined by Kathryn, a mysterious and intriguing woman, James begins to doubt the wisdom of his trip. Driven by purpose, he continues, hoping to find the answers that will provide him with the happiness and security he so desperately desires. Set against a dangerous and apocalyptic backdrop of uncertainty, two strangers intertwined in adventure and companionship seek the truth amid the fear of wondering if their world will ever be the same again.
We all hurt. We've all lost. Every one of us struggles. God is always there for us, waiting for us to come to him. He wants the personal relationship - not the rituals. Every time God destroyed Israel, he left a remnant. It was the remnant that repented and came back to God. It was the remnant that praised Him for his power and His glory and His grace. So often, we don't reach out until we're broken, as the remnants were broken. However, once we are broken, we come to God, and He is there, waiting for those He calls His with arms wide open. If you are a follower of Christ, I pray that this book gives you hope and encourangement, through the hard times. If you are not yet a follower, I pray that this book will help in breaking your heart so that He can mend it.
After the Colcoa stripped earth of all of her natural resources and left, the planet’s average temperature soared as the population dwindled down to the thousands. The few humans that survived the invasion are forced to live underground to escape the oppressive heat. Joe, his daughter Willa, and son Ezekiel are among the few brave enough to venture outside to gather food and supplies in the arid, rocky landscape. Their job is to bring enough food, water, and materials for their town to survive the summer in the cool caves of Red River Falls. The world outside isn’t safe. Genetically altered animals, experimented on by the Colcoa, roam the surface. When a pack of experimental grizzly bears attack the family, Willa’s life is altered forever. What she learns on her journey will change the world. Together with her new friend Xander, Willa will explore their world and uncover clues that lead her through a doorway into the unknown.
The great nation of Israel lies in ruins, God's temple ransacked and plundered, His people consumed by Babylon. A once unparalleled nation is reduced to slaves, widows, and beggars, their god mocked as a jester. Kefira, a headstrong young Jew, struggles to survive in the empire of Persia, orphaned in the wake of her nation's destruction. No longer a child but not yet a woman, she has grown up with no home, dowry, or anything to call her own. Hopeless and destined for poverty, her prayers for deliverance seem to go unanswered—until she discovers a strange and beautiful red egg. Rakhshan, a mercenary, then intrudes upon her and her discovery, bringing with him allure, intrigue, and a hostile dragon. Despite the growing uncertainty of his allegiance, the miraculous occurs: from her relic hatches the most powerful creature in all the empires—a colossal dragon of Israel, the last of his kind. Her awe of him grows into a fierce love that will endanger her life, as she becomes the most critical piece in a game of power between nations, condemned to deceit, conspiracy, and marriage against her will. Her only moor against despair is the uncertain friendship of Rakhshan, and the eroding belief that her God still sees her, and the silent prayer that the miracle of her dragon will not cost her everything.
This conference is a tribute to those astronomers who pioneered the investigation of this subject such a short time ago and who carried it through to its present state. (H. Arp, Concluding Remarks of the Conference) A previous conference, covering mainly the observational aspects of Supernovae, was held at the Haute Provence Observatory in September 1963. In the following ten years this field of research has considerably increased; it seemed, therefore, the right time to organize an international conference on Supernovae taking into account that in the meantime important discoveries, such as the Pulsars, had been made, and new techniques of observation were available. This book contains the proceedings of this conference held at Porto Cesareo (Lecce), Italy, during the period May 7 through 11, 1973. About one hundred participants from eighteen countries attended the conference. It was also the first attempt to hold an international conference in the Salento, the southernmost region of Apulia, in whose capital, Lecce, the newly founded Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lecce is located. The program of the conference included the results and techniques of Supernova surveys, photometric and spectral studies, statistics of Supernovae, Supernova Rem nants, and finally, theories on Supernovae and Supernova Remnants.
This is the last episode and effort by Felipe B. Nery to publish the remainder of his poems and essays spanning a period of several decades involving various topics. It covers, to a large extent, the Macanese Diaspora. The Macanese people, through no fault of theirs, are subsequently scattered the world over. They hope, now, wherever they may have settled to be the final home for them and for their children. This is the third book consisting of poems and essays written by Felipe B. Nery for the past decades, which he believes would interest his readers. It covers a variety of topics ranging from health, politics, religion, sports, economics, diseases, foods and so on. These topics are too interesting to be set aside or discard as they somehow touch each and everyone's life, in the process. During the period covered, many things have happened to change the political scenes, scientific knowledge, birth and destruction of nations, such as: The end of Facism, Nazism, partial demise of Communism (in Soviet Russia), takeover of China by the Reds, the end of colonialism, changes occurring in Eastern Europe, birth of a new nation- Israel, wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, the invention of cell phones, advances made in medicines, invention of computers, invention of television, improving the automobiles (also making them available to the average people), improving the airplanes which are now the preferred mode of travel. During this period, the Macanese people had to leave Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, not unlike the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt dubbed Diaspora. The Macanese people are now dispersed throughout the world. We refer this episode to be "The Macanese Diaspora."