On the Sensations of Tone by Hermann Helmholtz

On the Sensations of Tone (Dover Books on Music) by Hermann Helmholtz
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Overview: On the Sensations of Tone is one of the world’s greatest scientific classics. It bridges the gap between the natural sciences and music theory and, nearly a century after its first publication, it is still a standard text for the study of physiological acoustics – the scientific basis of musical theory. It is also a treasury of knowledge for musicians and students of music and a major work in the realm of aesthetics, making important contributions to physics, anatomy, and physiology in its establishment of the physical theory of music. Difficult scientific concepts are explained simply and easily for the general reader.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Music

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On the Sensations of Tone by Hermann Helmholtz

On the Sensations of Tone (Dover Books on Music) by Hermann Helmholtz
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 39.75 MB
Overview: On the Sensations of Tone is one of the world’s greatest scientific classics. It bridges the gap between the natural sciences and music theory and, nearly a century after its first publication, it is still a standard text for the study of physiological acoustics – the scientific basis of musical theory. It is also a treasury of knowledge for musicians and students of music and a major work in the realm of aesthetics, making important contributions to physics, anatomy, and physiology in its establishment of the physical theory of music. Difficult scientific concepts are explained simply and easily for the general reader.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Music

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On Yankee Station by John B. Nichols

On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam (Bluejacket Books) by John B. Nichols , Barrett Tillman
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Overview: Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot in the war, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their extensive knowledge of the subject to detail the ways in which airpower was employed in the years prior to the fall of Saigon. Confronting the conventional belief that airpower failed in Vietnam, they show that when applied correctly, airpower was effective, but because it was often misunderstood and misapplied, the end results were catastrophic. Their book offers a compelling view of what it was like to fly from Yankee Station between 1964 and 1973 and important lessons for future conflicts. At the same time, it adds important facts to the permanent war record.

Following an analysis of the state of carrier aviation in 1964 and a definition of the rules of engagement, it describes the tactics used in strike warfare, the airborne and surface threats, electronic countermeasures, and search and rescue. It also examines the influence of political decisions on the conduct of the war and the changing nature of the Communist opposition. Appendixes provide useful statistical data on carrier deployments, combat sorties, and aircraft losses.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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On Resistance by Howard Caygill

On Resistance by Howard Caygill
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Overview: No word is more central to the contemporary political imagination and action than ‘resistance’. In its various manifestations – from the armed guerrilla to Gandhian mass pacifist protest, from Wikileaks and the Arab Spring to the global eruption and violent repression of the Occupy movement – concepts of resistance are becoming ubiquitous and urgent. In this book, Howard Caygill conducts the first ever systematic analysis of ‘resistance’: as a means of defying political oppression, in its relationship with military violence and its cultural representation.

Beginning with the militaristic doctrine of Clausewitz and the evolution of a new model of guerrilla warfare to resist the forces of Napoleonic France, On Resistance elucidates and critiques the contributions of seminal resistant thinkers from Marx and Nietzsche to Mao, Gandhi, Sartre and Fanon to identify continuities of resistance and rebellion from the Paris Commune to the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp. Employing a threefold line of inquiry, Caygill exposes the persistent discourses through which resistance has been framed in terms of force, violence, consciousness and subjectivity to evolve a critique of resistance. Tracing the features of resistance, its strategies, character and habitual forms throughout modern world history Caygill identifies the typological consistencies which make up resistance. Finally, by teasing out the conceptual nuances of resistance and its affinities to concepts of repression, reform and revolution, Caygill reflects upon contemporary manifestations of resistance to identify whether the 21st century is evolving new understandings of protest and struggle.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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On Distant Shores (earth Exiles Book 1)

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On Cooking Update (5th Edition)


On Cooking Update (5th Edition)
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On the Fortunes and Misfortunes by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
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Overview: Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an unconventional book appeared in Germany which ignited a firestorm of cultural debate. Decried by many as the work of a dangerous mind, it was defended by the more discerning as an intrepid appraisal of the illness of our times. But despite all its defenders, both the book and its creator were cast into the shadows of unofficial censorship.

Here for the first time is the full English translation of this controversial and eminently important work of cultural criticism by groundbreaking film director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. Syberberg, whose films include the radically innovative Requiem for a Virgin King and the monumental Hitler: A Film from Germany, turns his uncompromising creative vision to the poverty and paralysis besetting contemporary European culture.

Broad in its knowledge, deep in its passion, relentlessly keen in its insight, Syberberg’s On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany is one of the most profound meditations on the culture, society and politics of modern Germany and the West.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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On the Fortunes and Misfortunes by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
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Overview: Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an unconventional book appeared in Germany which ignited a firestorm of cultural debate. Decried by many as the work of a dangerous mind, it was defended by the more discerning as an intrepid appraisal of the illness of our times. But despite all its defenders, both the book and its creator were cast into the shadows of unofficial censorship.

Here for the first time is the full English translation of this controversial and eminently important work of cultural criticism by groundbreaking film director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. Syberberg, whose films include the radically innovative Requiem for a Virgin King and the monumental Hitler: A Film from Germany, turns his uncompromising creative vision to the poverty and paralysis besetting contemporary European culture.

Broad in its knowledge, deep in its passion, relentlessly keen in its insight, Syberberg’s On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany is one of the most profound meditations on the culture, society and politics of modern Germany and the West.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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On Creativity, Liberty by Todd Breyfogle

On Creativity, Liberty, Love and the Beauty of the Law (Reading Augustine) by Todd Breyfogle
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Overview: Reading Augustine presents concise, personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars.

Todd Breyfogle’s On Creativity, Liberty, Love and the Beauty of the Law introduces readers to Augustine’s understanding of law as an arena in which the possibilities of creative freedom are reconciled with the needs of natural and civil order. It places Augustine’s conception of law in the broader mosaic of his ideas about how human beings are bound together individually, socially, and spiritually. Seasoned readers of Augustine will see this fundamental element of his thought in a different light, even as those less familiar with Augustine are introduced to the thrill of following how he makes sense of the complexities of nature, history, and the human spirit.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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On Political Obligation by Judith N. Shklar

On Political Obligation by Judith N. Shklar, show only books by Judith N. Shklar Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
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Overview: A compelling set of lectures on political obligation that contributes to ongoing debates in political theory and intellectual history
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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On Extended Wings by Helen Vendler

On Extended Wings: Wallce Stevens’ Longer Poems by Helen Vendler
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Overview: Though Wallace Stevens’ shorter poems are perhaps his best known, his longer poems, Helen Hennessy Vendler suggests in this book, deserve equal fame and equal consideration. Stevens’ central theme―the worth of the imagination―remained with him all his life, and Mrs. Vendler therefore proposes that his development as a poet can best be seen, not in description―which must be repetitive―of the abstract bases of his work, but rather in a view of his changing styles.

The author presents here a chronological account of fourteen longer poems that span a thirty-year period, showing, through Stevens’ experiments in genre, diction, syntax, voice, imagery, and meter, the inventive variety of Stevens’ work in long forms, and providing at the same time a coherent reading of these difficult poems. She concludes, “Stevens was engaged in constant experimentation all his life in an attempt to find the appropriate vehicle for his expansive consciousness; he found it in his later long poems, which surpass in value the rest of his work.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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On top by Anna Nooshin [DUT]

On top by Anna Nooshin
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Overview: On Top is een inspiratiegids voor jonge vrouwen, vol humor en herkenbare situaties. Selfmade woman Anna Nooshin richtte in 2011 een van de meest succesvolle online magazines van Nederland op. Ze werkt met de grootste merken uit de lifestyle-industrie (van Chanel tot Nike) en reist de wereld rond voor haar baan. In On Top deelt ze haar tips en ideeën over hoe ook jij het beste uit jezelf kunt halen. Ze verpakt deze tips in een eerlijk (succes)verhaal, geïllustreerd met vele mooie – never seen before – privéfoto’s waarbij Anna niet terugdeinst om zichzelf van een andere kant te laten zien.

Turn your cant’s into cans and your dreams into plans.

Anna heeft in no time een indrukwekkende carrièresprong gemaakt. In On Top lees je hoe een jeugd in asielzoekerscentra, honderden obscure bijbaantjes, high end stages in New York en een low budget wereldreis hebben bijgedragen aan haar huidige succes. En dan, wat gebeurt er als je ineens "on top" staat? Hoe verandert je leven, hoe veranderen je vriendschappen, wat gebeurt er als je voor je droom gaat en het lukt?
Genre: Health, Fitness & Medical

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On Mercy by Malcolm Bull +

On Mercy by Malcolm Bull
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Overview: Is mercy more important than justice?

Since antiquity, mercy has been regarded as a virtue. The power of monarchs was legitimated by their acts of clemency, their mercy demonstrating their divine nature. Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, mercy had become “an injustice committed against society . . . a manifest vice.” Mercy was exiled from political life. How did this happen?

In this book, Malcolm Bull analyses and challenges the Enlightenment’s rejection of mercy. A society operating on principles of rational self-interest had no place for something so arbitrary and contingent, and having been excluded from Hobbes’s theory of the state and Hume’s theory of justice, mercy disappeared from the lexicon of political theory. But, Bull argues, these idealised conceptions have proved too limiting. Political realism demands recognition of the foundational role of mercy in society. If we are vulnerable to harm from others, we are in need of their mercy. By restoring the primacy of mercy over justice, we may constrain the powerful and release the agency of the powerless. And if arguments for capitalism are arguments against mercy, might the case for mercy challenge the very basis of our thinking about society and the state?
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Political Philosophy

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On Love, Confession, Surrender by Ian Clausen

On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self by Ian Clausen
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Overview: The Reading Augustine series presents concise, personal readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars.

Ian Clausen’s On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self describes Augustine’s central ideas on morality and how he arrived at them. Describing an intellectual journey that will resonate especially with readers at the beginning of their own journey, Clausen shows that Augustine’s early writing career was an outworking of his own inner turmoil and discovery, and that both were to summit, triumphantly, on his monumental book Confessions (AD 386-401).

On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self offers a way of looking at Augustine’s early writing career as an on-going, developing process: a process whose chief result was to shape a conception of the moral self that has lasted and prospered to the present day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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