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The Point Of Vanishing

Author : Howard Axelrod
ISBN : 9780807075463
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been broken, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and still desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, Axelrod retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, at the dead-end of an unmaintained dirt road, he lived without a computer, without a television, and largely without human contact for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove, or snow-shoeing through the trees, he devoted his energies to learning to see again--to paying attention. He needed to find, with society's pressures and rush now removed, what really mattered. He needed to dig down to a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant. What followed was a strange and beautiful series of sensory adventures, shadowed by a haunting descent into the dangers of solitude. A gorgeous search into the profoundly human questions of perception, time, and identity, The Point of Vanishing announces the arrival of a major new literary voice of the timeless--which is to say, a major new voice for our harried times"--

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UVA:X030220621
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Edinburgh Encyclop Dia Conducted By David Brewster With The Assistance Of Gentlemen Eminent In Science And Literature

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119076029
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Vanishing Point

Author : Pat Flower
ISBN : 1862542929
Genre : Fiction
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An intense psychological thriller, first published in 1975, in which a possessive and unbalanced woman takes dire steps to hold on to her man. Set in the Far North, the area's suffocating heat fills the book with a similar atmosphere. The author committed suicide in 1978. Includes an afterword by the series editors, Michael J Tolley and Peter Moss.

The Cyclop Dia Or Universal Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And Literature

Author : Abraham Rees
ISBN : UOM:39015057241112
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Lectures On The Principles And Practice Of Perspective

Author : John George Wood
ISBN : UOM:39015005194983
Genre : Perspective
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Mystics On The Road To Vanishing Point

Author : John Robinson
ISBN : 0972516409
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Linear Perspective

Author : Henry Hodge
ISBN : OXFORD:590492301
Genre : Perspective
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Probability Models In Engineering And Science

Author : Haym Benaroya
ISBN : 0824723155
Genre : Science
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Certainty exists only in idealized models. Viewed as the quantification of uncertainties, probabilitry and random processes play a significant role in modern engineering, particularly in areas such as structural dynamics. Unlike this book, however, few texts develop applied probability in the practical manner appropriate for engineers. Probability Models in Engineering and Science provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to applied probabilistic modeling. The first four chapters present basic concepts in probability and random variables, and while doing so, develop methods for static problems. The remaining chapters address dynamic problems, where time is a critical parameter in the randomness. Highlights of the presentation include numerous examples and illustrations and an engaging, human connection to the subject, achieved through short biographies of some of the key people in the field. End-of-chapter problems help solidify understanding and footnotes to the literature expand the discussions and introduce relevant journals and texts. This book builds the background today's engineers need to deal explicitly with the scatter observed in experimental data and with intricate dynamic behavior. Designed for undergraduate and graduate coursework as well as self-study, the text's coverage of theory, approximation methods, and numerical methods make it equally valuable to practitioners.

A Treatise On Practical Perspective Without The Use Of Vanishing Points Being An Application Of The Centrolinead To Perspective With A General Description Of That Instrument

Author : Peter NICHOLSON (Builder and Mathematician.)
ISBN : BL:A0019737575
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