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Par Northrop Frye. 1982
Par Bruce Meyer. 2000
Meyer shows how all the greats - Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare and numerous other classic writers - are still…very relevant. Using his trademark approach to reading and understanding, he takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery through some of the most important works of Western literature. 2000.
Par Bruce Hutchison. 1976
This is the 1970s autobiography of the journalist and historian whose life and writing influenced many Canadians. British Columbia-raised, his…life spanned some formative years of the province's political history. As a journalist he met and wrote about many prime ministers, and became recognized as an influential thinker. 1976.
Par B Greene. 2004
String theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small…vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." Greene offers a view of human understanding of space and time, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses. c2004.
Par Julian B Barbour. 1999
This text describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the cosmos: a quantum theory of the universe that brings…together Einstein's general theory of relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one. The author contends that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the profound conflict between these two foundational pillars of modern physics, and in this book he proposes it: there is, quite literally, no time at all. 1999.
How the amazing theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of nature in the last century, and how…new ideas, developed in seeking to unify the laws of nature, probably hold the seeds of a major upheaval in physics. 1999.
Par William Strunk, E. B White. 1979
A compendium of specific tips to encourage writers to be clear, brief, and bold. This fourth edition of E.B. White's…revision of Strunk's classic style manual is modestly updated to accommodate gender references and to provide fresh examples. Contains a foreword by Roger Angell. 2000, c1979.
Science columnist for the Los Angeles Times elucidates the mysterious concept of nothingness. Discusses the Big Bang, black holes, string…theory, vacuums, and zero while tracing their scientific history and the theories of experts in the field--from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 2001.
Par Robert Fisk. 2005
Journalist Fisk has been reporting on the Middle East for the last 30 years, covering every major event from the…Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution, from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the Gulf War to the ongoing war in Iraq. Reaching back into the long history of invasion, occupation and colonization in the region, he describes how a history of injustice "has condemned the Middle East to war." Some descriptions of violence. Some strong language. 2005. If you request this book on CD it will be on 2 or more CDs. You must play the first CD to the end before playing the next CD.
Par Northrop Frye. 1971
Dr. Frye has collected all his essays on Canadian writing and painting which he believes are of permanent value. Includes…his annual surveys of English Canadian poetry which originally appeared between 1950 and 1960.
Par Natalie Angier. 2008
A cultured person, Natalie Angier argues, should know about the classic ideas of physics and evolutionary biology as well as…the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso. How was the Earth formed? How big is an atom? What is a quantum leap? Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's leading scientists, Angier takes us on an informative tour of this neglected canon. 2008.
Par Eleanor Wachtel. 2016
Eleanor Wachtel is one of the English-speaking world's most respected and sought-after interviewers. This book, celebrating her show's twenty-five year…anniversary, presents her conversations with legendary authors like Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and J.M. Coetzee, who share their views on process, the writing life, and the hazards of literary fame. 2016.
Par John Fraser. 1986
Par Carlo Rovelli, Patrick Vighetti. 2015
Avec les mots de l'écrivain, le talent du poète, Carlo Rovelli nous fait apercevoir le mystère du monde, la beauté…du monde, une beauté à couper le souffle. Ces sept leçons donnent un aperçu rapide des aspects les plus importants et fascinants de la grande révolution qui a bouleversé la physique au XXe siècle, et surtout des questions et des mystères que cette révolution a soulevés. Elles nous emmènent dans le monde enchanté des grandes idées de la physique actuelle : de la relativité générale d'Einstein à la physique quantique, des particules élémentaires à l'architecture de l'Univers, de la gravité quantique à la nature du temps et de la conscience. 2015.
Par Joe Fiorito. 1997
A collection of newspaper essays by Montrealer Joe Fiorito, who won the 1996 National Newspaper Award for these columns. You'll…meet Milo who is seven and having the lousiest day of his life, Jackie of the Ritz, chambermaid to the stars, and Nantha, single father, man about town, as well as many others. 1997.
Par Dan Yashinsky. 2004
The art of storytelling is very much alive in today's world. Yashinsky has lived with storytelling all his life, first…listening to storytellers and then becoming one himself. It's the traveler who stops to hear the voice of the dusty little mouse on the road who is rewarded with the treasure. 2004.
Par Margaret Atwood. 1995
The author writes of the imaginative mystique of the Canadian North. In discussing the work of writers like Robert Service,…Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence, she talks of northern folklore, myth, and imagery. Originally presented as the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University. 1995.
Par Katherine Paterson. 2014
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares…the personal stories that inspired her children's books. For Junior and Senior High readers. 2014.
Par Carol Shields, Anne Giardini, Nicholas Giardini. 2016
In the course of her career, which included novels as well as poetry, short stories, biography and plays, Carol Shields…was encouraging of other writers: she read and commented on her friends' manuscripts, taught writing classes, and spoke and wrote on the craft of writing. This is her guide to the writing process, from conception to publication. Drawn by her daughter and grandson from her correspondence with other writers, essays, notes, comments, criticism and lectures, it helps answer some of the most fundamental questions about writing: why we write at all, whether writing can be taught, what keeps a reader turning the pages, and how a writer knows when a work is done. 2016.
Par Peter J Brancazio. 1984