Chinese Views of Future Warfare by Michael Pillsbury
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Overview: An introduction to the works of authoritative & innovative Chinese authors whose writings focus on the future of the Chinese military. These carefully selected, representative essays make Chinese military thinking more accessible to western readers. It reveals, for example, Chinas keen interest in the Revolution in military affairs. This volume is an important starting point for understanding Chinas future military modernization. Must reading for every executive of every Western firm doing business in China. Readers will be impressed by Chinas ambitions in space, information warfare, stealth, & robots, in future warfare.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Views of Nature by Alexander von Humboldt
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Overview: While the influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) looms large over the natural sciences, his legacy reaches far beyond the field notebooks of naturalists. Humboldt’s 1799-1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland not only set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, but also served as the raw material for his many volumes-works of both scientific rigor and aesthetic beauty that inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Frederic Edwin Church.
Views of Nature, or Ansichten der Natur, was Humboldt’s best-known and most influential work-and his personal favorite. While the essays that comprise it are themselves remarkable as innovative, early pieces of nature writing-they were cited by Thoreau as a model for his own work-the book’s extensive endnotes incorporate some of Humboldt’s most beautiful prose and mature thinking on vegetation structure, its origins in climate patterns, and its implications for the arts. Written for both a literary and a scientific audience, Views of Nature was translated into English (twice), Spanish, and French in the nineteenth century, and it was read widely in Europe and the Americas. But in contrast to many of Humboldt’s more technical works, Views of Nature has been unavailable in English for more than one hundred years. Largely neglected in the United States during the twentieth century, Humboldt’s contributions to the humanities and the sciences are now undergoing a revival to which this new translation will be a critical contribution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Science
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Alberta Views Magazine – March 2019
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Overview: Founded in 1997, Alberta Views is the must-read magazine for the people who are shaping the new Alberta. Innovators in politics, education, industry, public service and the arts share and discover fresh perspectives in our in-depth analysis of everything relevant to the public interest of Albertans. Recognized for its editorial excellence, Alberta Views is one of the most respected publications in Canada, and has won Magazine of the Year and both the National and Western Magazine Awards. Right now no other province is as complex, vibrant and creative as Alberta, and no magazine covers it like Alberta Views.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Explaining Evil: 4 Views by W. Paul Franks
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Overview: In Explaining Evil 4 outstanding philosophers, two theists and two non-theists, current their arguments for why evil exists. Taking a "place and response" format, through which one thinker provides an account of evil and three others reply, this e book guides readers via the benefits and limitations of varied philosophical positions on evil, making it preferrred for classroom use in addition to particular person examine.
Divided into 4 chapters, Explaining Evil covers Theistic Libertarianism, Theistic Compatibilism, Atheistic Ethical Realism and Atheistic Ethical Non-realism. It options matters together with free will, theism, atheism, goodness, Calvinism, evolutionary ethics, and ache, and demonstrates among the dominant fashions of considering inside modern philosophy of faith and ethics.
Style: Non-Fiction > Philosophy > Instructional Politics & Social Sciences
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