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Maps Of Time

Author : David Christian
ISBN : 9780520271449
Genre : History
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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

Time Maps

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780226924908
Genre : Social Science
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The pioneering sociologist and author of The Seven Day Circle continues his analysis of time with this fascinating look at history as social construct. Who were the first people to inhabit North America? Does the West Bank belong to the Arabs or the Jews? Why are racists so obsessed with origins? Is a seventh cousin still a cousin? Why do some societies name their children after dead ancestors? As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer burning questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past and the social grammar of conflicting interpretations of history. Drawing on fascinating examples that range from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, and from ancient Egypt to the former Yugoslavia, Zerubavel shows how we construct historical origins; how we tie discontinuous events together into stories; how we link families and entire nations through genealogies; and how we separate distinct historical periods from one another through watersheds, such as the invention of fire or the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Time Maps extends beyond all of the old clichés about linear, circular, and spiral patterns of historical process and provides us with models of the actual legends used to map history…brilliant and elegant."-Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz

Einstein S Clocks Poincare S Maps Empires Of Time

Author : Peter Galison
ISBN : 9780393243864
Genre : Science
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"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times). Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step-by-step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, an young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time in which simultaneity was absolute or whether time was relative. Esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time.

Computing Brain Activity Maps From Fmri Time Series Images

Author : Gordon E. Sarty
ISBN : 0521868262
Genre : Computers
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A review of the methods used for analyzing fMRI data, with mathematical outlines of how each method works, and the software available for developing the data. Aimed at graduate students and research investigators.

The Explanation And Use Of The Planisphaerium Coeleste Or Maps Of Zodiacal Stars

Author : John William Norie
ISBN : WISC:89098797624
Genre : Astronomy
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Maps Of Heaven Maps Of Hell

Author : Edward J. Ingebretsen
ISBN : 1563248719
Genre : Religion
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Traces the concept of terror in American film and fiction, and discusses the themes of captivity, conversion, communion, and consumption

The Maps Of Matthew Paris

Author : Daniel K. Connolly
ISBN : 1843834782
Genre : Literary Collections
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An examination of the intricate cartography of Matthew Paris, and the meanings of the maps themselves.

Main Types Of Geological Maps

Author : Chambre syndicale de la recherche et de la production du pétrole et du gaz naturel. Comité des techniciens
ISBN : 2710806223
Genre : Science
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How Maps Work

Author : Alan M. MacEachren
ISBN : 157230040X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Now available in paperback for the first time, this classic work presents a cognitive-semiotic framework for understanding how maps work as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.

Secret Maps Of The Ancient World

Author : Charlotte Harris Rees
ISBN : 9781434392787
Genre : History
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The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.

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