Author: Max Page
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, a critique of the preservation movement—and a bold vision for its future Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass monuments, and gaze at landscapes unaware that these acts are possible only thanks to the preservation movement. As we approach the October 2016 anniversary of the United States National Historic Preservation Act, historian Max Page offers a thoughtful assessment of the movement’s past and charts a path toward a more progressive future. Page argues that if preservation is to play a central role in building more-just communities, it must transform itself to stand against gentrification, work more closely with the environmental sustainability movement, and challenge societies to confront their pasts. Touching on the history of the preservation movement in the United States and ranging the world, Page searches for inspiration on how to rejuvenate historic preservation for the next fifty years. This illuminating work will be widely read by urban planners, historians, and anyone with a stake in the past.
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Baseball, first dubbed the “national pastime” in print in 1856, is the country’s most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the twenty-first century, the game is losing young fans, among African Americans and women as well as white men. Furthermore, baseball’s greatest charm—a clockless suspension of time—is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction. These paradoxes are explored by the historian and passionate baseball fan Susan Jacoby in a book that is both a love letter to the game and a tough-minded analysis of the current challenges to its special position—in reality and myth—in American culture. The concise but wide-ranging analysis moves from the Civil War—when many soldiers played ball in northern and southern prisoner-of-war camps—to interviews with top baseball officials and young men who prefer playing online “fantasy baseball” to attending real games. Revisiting her youthful days of watching televised baseball in her grandfather’s bar, the author links her love of the game with the informal education she received in everything from baseball’s history of racial segregation to pitch location. Jacoby argues forcefully that the major challenge to baseball today is a shortened attention span at odds with a long game in which great hitters fail two out of three times. Without sanitizing this basic problem, Why Baseball Matters remind us that the game has retained its grip on our hearts precisely because it has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to reinvent itself in times of immense social change.
Author: David Wiggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-11-17
This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential. Among the subjects treated are: persistence of a substance through change, the notion of a continuant, the logic of identity, the co-occupation of space by a continuant and its matter, the relation of person to human organism, the metaphysical idea of a person, the status of artefacts, the relation of the three-dimensional and four-dimensional conceptions of reality, and the nomological underpinning of sortal classification. From a much larger body of work the author has selected, edited or annotated, and variously shortened or extended eleven pieces. He has added an Introduction and one completely new essay, on the philosophy of biology and the role there of the idea of process. The collection begins with an essay postdating his Sameness and Substance Renewed (2001), which amends and upstages his earlier presentation of his sortalist conception of identity. In subsequent essays and the introduction Wiggins examines the contributions to these subjects made by Heraclitus, Aristotle, Leibniz, Roderick Chisholm, Hilary Putnam, Sydney Shoemaker, Michael Ayers, Saul Kripke, W. V. Quine, David Lewis, Fei Xu, and others.
Author: Daniel Gile
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whether Translation Studies really matters is an important and challenging question which practitioners of translation and interpreting raise repeatedly. TS scholars, many of whom are translators and interpreters themselves, are not indifferent to it either. The twenty papers of this thematic volume, contributed by authors from various parts of Europe, from Brazil and from Israel, address it in a positive spirit. Some do so through direct critical reflection and analysis, arguing in particular that the engagement of TS with society should be strengthened so that the latter could benefit more from the former. Others illustrate the relevance and contribution of TS to society and to other disciplines from various angles. Topics broached include the cultural mediation role of translators, issues in literary translation, knowledge as intellectual capital, globalization through English and risks associated with it, bridging languages, mass media, corpora, training, the use of modern technology, interdisciplinarity with psycholinguistics and neurophysiology.
A curriculum for young people (grades K-3 to K-12) to help them understand & relate to each other & to earth's natural resources. This guide takes an ecological approach to protection, restoration, care, & use of natural resources & encourages social behavior that translates into socially, culturally & economically stronger communities. The curriculum contains lessons, activities, role playing & other games & notes for the teacher. Contains illustrations & an Ecosystem Matters GlossaryÓ.
Author: Lisa J. Shultz
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Lisa Shultz has written this guide to help others to achieve a fuller and richer life. The eight strategies she outlines are for those just beginning the search for a life of greater meaning or for those who have been working on self-improvement for years. There is something for anyone looking for an extraordinary life. She offers a launching pad to take off towards greater heights in life. About the author: Having earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Colorado and worked as both a Physical Therapist and Wellness Educator, Lisa Shultz has been inspiring others to strive for better health for many years. She decided to expand her desire to help others reach optimal wellness and achieve an extraordinary life by writing a book. Combining her own life experiences and the ideas of many of her favorite authors, she shares words of wisdom and guidance. The 8 Strategies for an Extraordinary Life provides a map and compass to inspire people to focus on what really matters in life. She is a mother of two daughters and lives in Englewood, Colorado.