Author: John Ross
Release Date: 2014-02-15
Mr. Ross has identified for the first time the single particle and its anti-particle that everything in our Universe is made of. It is a point particle with no mass and no volume, but it has a charge of plus e or minus e which means these particles carry the Coulomb force. Mr. Ross has named these particles "TRONNIES." Tronnies are self-propelled by their own Coulomb forces at speeds of (pi)/2 times the speed of light and they always travel in perfect circles in threesomes and twosomes. The threesomes are electrons and positrons and the twosomes are entrons (also first identified by Mr. Ross). Mr. Ross shows for the first time the internal structure of electrons and positrons, and their sizes to be about 2 X 10-18 m. The sizes of entrons range from about 1 X 10-18 m to about 10 cm (about 100 million-billion times larger). One entron provides the energy and mass for each photon. The same entron that provides the gravity of galaxies provides almost all of the mass of each proton. Three entrons combine to make an electron and a positron. So electrons, positrons and entrons are made from tronnies. Everything else is made from entrons or entrons, electrons and positrons. By "everything" we mean everything: photons, protons, atoms, molecules, plants, animals, people, moons, planets, stars, galaxies, electricity, magnetism, gravity and anti-gravity. Mr. Ross reveals to the general public for the first time how to build universes from these points of charge and how universes are created and recycled.
Author: Robert N. Proctor
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2012-02-28
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a web of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold stories of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the strongest case to date for a simple yet ambitious remedy: a ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.
Author: Dennis LeBeau
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 1996-05-01
In this remarkable new photographic history, local historian and photographer Dennis LeBeau presents a heartwarming tale of life in the Brookfields at the turn of the century. The photographs in this collection are those of William Bullard, an itinerant photographer in the 1890s and early 1900s from North Brookfield, whose work has never before been published in book form. The story of Bill Bullard's life and photographic legacy are dramatically revealed in this fascinating glimpse into the past. After the photographer's untimely and tragic demise, the rich photographic archives of Bill Bullard were carefully preserved by his brother, Charlie Bullard, and three generations of the neighboring Gaudette family. Dennis LeBeau has individually reprinted each image in this collection from its original glass plate negative. Mr. LeBeau's researched and well-informed captions accompany the photographs in Bullard's collection, creating a comprehensive historic portrait of both the Brookfields and the Bullard family.
Author: Maria Michela Sassi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2018-07-10
A celebrated study of the origins of ancient Greek philosophy, now in English for the first time How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that emerged between them? In this acclaimed book, available in English for the first time, Maria Michela Sassi reconstructs the intellectual world of the early Greek "Presocratics" to provide a richer understanding of the roots of what used to be called "the Greek miracle." The beginnings of the long process leading to philosophy were characterized by intellectual diversity and geographic polycentrism. In the sixth and fifth centuries BC, between the Asian shores of Ionia and the Greek city-states of southern Italy, thinkers started to reflect on the cosmic order, elaborate doctrines on the soul, write in solemn Homeric meter, or, later, abandon poetry for an assertive prose. And yet the Presocratics whether the Milesian natural thinkers, the rhapsode Xenophanes, the mathematician and "shaman" Pythagoras, the naturalist and seer Empedocles, the oracular Heraclitus, or the inspired Parmenides all shared an approach to critical thinking that, by questioning traditional viewpoints, revolutionized knowledge. A unique study that explores the full range of early Greek thinkers in the context of their worlds, the book also features a new introduction to the English edition in which the author discusses the latest scholarship on the subject.
Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-09-29
A college student’s disappearance threatens to upend the race for governor Tisquanto is a quiet college town, and its chief of police wants to keep it that way. For years, the only trouble the students gave the locals was the occasional fraternity party that got out of hand. But now there are kids on campus calling for revolution. When the governor’s right-hand man, Mike McCall, comes to Tisquanto, the chief of police promises he’ll keep the students in-line, no matter how many bones he has to break. But McCall isn’t here about student unrest. He’s come to save a life. The daughter of the governor’s greatest political rival has disappeared from the school, and if McCall can’t find her, the whole future of the state is in doubt. But to track her down, he’ll have to wade into a campus that’s about to turn into a war zone.
Author: David Ward
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date: 1996
"This book is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history, the years 1943-46. After more than two decades of a Fascist regime and a disastrous war experience during which Italy changed sides, these years saw the laying of the political and cultural foundations for what has since become known as Italy's First Republic. Drawing on texts from the literature, film, journalism, and political debate of the period, Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that informed the decisions taken in this crucial phase of modern Italian history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Vinnie Vincent
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Topics included are: major and minor scale patterns, chromaticism, arpeggio shapes, sweep picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, intervals and altered, diminished and whole-tone scales. Vinnie also teaches his pick-finger combinations for playing super fast scales, arpeggios and licks. With on-screen tablature. (60 min.)
A look at acronyms chronicles their history, shows readers how to coin their own acronyms, lists current acronyms and their meanings, and unveils clever examples of acronyms that do not exist but should. Original.
Author: Benjamin Anderson
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Social Science
Antiquarianism and collecting have been associated intimately with European imperial and colonial enterprises, although both existed long before the early modern period and both were (and continue to be) practiced in places other than Europe. Scholars have made significant progress in the documentation and analysis of indigenous antiquarian traditions, but the clear-cut distinction between “indigenous” and “colonial” archaeologies has obscured the intense and dynamic interaction between these seemingly different endeavours. This book concerns the divide between local and foreign antiquarianisms focusing on case studies drawn primarily from the Mediterranean and the Americas. Both regions host robust pre-modern antiquarian traditions that have continued to develop during periods of colonialism. In both regions, moreover, colonial encounters have been mediated by the antiquarian practices and preferences of European elites. The two regions also exhibit salient differences. For example, Europeans claimed the “antiquities” of the eastern Mediterranean as part of their own, “classical,” heritage, whereas they perceived those of the Americas as essentially alien, even as they attempted to understand them by analogy to the classical world. These basic points of comparison and contrast provide a framework for conjoint analysis of the emergence of hybrid or cross-bred antiquarianisms. Rather than assuming that interest in antiquity is a human universal, this book explores the circumstances under which the past itself is produced and transformed through encounters between antiquarian traditions over common objects of interpretation.
Author: Toussaint Louverture
Publisher: Verso Books
Release Date: 2008
Toussaint L'Ouverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution in the late eighteenth century, in which slaves rebelled against their masters and established the first black republic. In this collection of his writings and speeches, former Haitian politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide demonstrates L'Ouverture's profound contribution to the struggle for equality.