The Greek Cosmologists Volume 1 The Formation of the Atomic Theory and Its Earliest Critics

Author: David Furley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521333288
Release Date: 1987-03-01
Genre: Philosophy

This first volume takes the story from its beginnings in Ionian philosophy as far as the formation of the Atomic Theory and the first criticisms of it by Plato and Aristotle. The second volume will describe the cosmology of Plato and Aristotle, the attempt by Epicurean opponents to revive Atomism and later developments of the debate in classical philosophy and science up to the sixth century of our era. Both are accessible to anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy and no Greek; but professional scholars too will find much of importance to them.

The Politics of Iranian Cinema

Author: Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135283100
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Genre: History

Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception of films from major award winning directors but also important mainstream filmmakers such as Hatamikia and Tabizi. Contributing to ethnographic accounts of Iranian governance in the field of culture, the book reveals the complex behind-the-scenes negotiations between filmmakers and the authorities which constitute a major part of the workings of film censorship. The author traces the relationship of Iranian cinema to recent social/political movements in Iran, namely reformism and women’s movement, and shows how international acclaim has been instrumental in filmmakers’ engagement with matters of political importance in Iran. This book will be a valuable tool for courses on film and media studies, and will provide a significant insight into Iranian cultural politics for students of cultural studies and anthropology, Middle Eastern and Iranian studies.

War Is

Author: Marc Aronson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763636258
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a provocative anthology of fiction, speeches, poems, and essays about the nature of war by such contributors as Rita Williams-Garcia, Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Ernie Pyle, Helen Benedict, and others. 10,000 first printing.

Peaceable Kingdoms

Author: Michael Zuckerman
Publisher: Acls History E-Book Project
ISBN: 1597405329
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Saving Babylon

Author: Paul Holton
ISBN: 1933434007
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Inspiring, startling, and utterly compelling, Saving Babylon: The Heart of an Army Interrogator in Iraq shows a side of the war on terror that the American people have never seen before. Experience this Army Interrogator's gripping account of his miraculous journey through Iraq. Discover how he won the hearts of the Iraqi people through compassion. You've heard the news reports, now hear the truth as the author unveils details of his tour in Iraq.

Practical Studies for Oboe

Author: Kenneth Gekeler
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 076922248X
Release Date: 1985-03-01
Genre: Music

This First Book of Practical Studies is designed to develop chord consciousness and to provide additional experience in the fundamental rhythms, key signatures and articulations and to improve accuracy in reading through the use of interesting and melodic studies. It may be used either to supplement or to follow any beginning method book.

Seven Years Seven Ways

Author: Chad E. Bladow
ISBN: 0979163404
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Self-Help

Seven Years Seven Ways is a self-help and motivational book for teens and preteens, many of whom struggle with bullies, cyberbullying, low self-esteem, cruel rejections by the opposite sex, peer pressure and other adolescent issues. Seven Years Seven Ways teaches seven strategies to help teens persevere, giving them the tools they need to survive and thrive.

Dangerous Dining

Author: Rob Waring
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 1424044464
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Discusses dining on puffer fish, a potentially lethal meal if not prepared properly, and includes questions, definitions, and a vocabulary list.

Supporting Students with Learning Needs in the Block

Author: Marcia Conti-D'Antonio
ISBN: 1883001544
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

Discusses how to support students with learning needs in block scheduling, including both middle and high school. Appendices include a variety of reproducible materials.