Communicating Early English Manuscripts

Author: Päivi Pahta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119329X
Size: 79.40 MB
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Communicating Early English Manuscripts from the Author: Päivi Pahta. The first volume to focus on the communicative aspects of English manuscripts from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. It demonstrates how these handwritten texts can be used to analyse the history of language as communication between individuals and groups, and discusses the challenges these documents present to present-day scholars.

Geomancy

Author: Franz Hartmann
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892546670
Size: 31.44 MB
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Geomancy from the Author: Franz Hartmann. Geomancy, or "divining by means of the earth," was originally carried out by making marks in the dirt with a divining stick and then determining the geomantic symbols from these marks. It's based on the idea that our movement is influenced by the energies in circulation within and around us. This book explains the modern method of geomancy using just a writing tool and a piece of paper to obtain incredibly in-depth information. There are 16 geomantic symbols that correspond to planetary energies and zodiacal signs. The book explains the symbols, how to compile them, and how to read them. The three geomancy methods described herein are very simple but provide different levels of information. Included are 2,048 answers to 16 common questions and blank geomantic charts that you can photocopy to use for your divinations.

Possessing Nature

Author: Paula Findlen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520073340
Size: 67.83 MB
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Possessing Nature from the Author: Paula Findlen. "As a study of late Renaissance naturalists, the science they practised, and the fit between that science and late Renaissance court life, the book has no rival."--Anthony Grafton, Princeton University "As a study of late Renaissance naturalists, the science they practised, and the fit between that science and late Renaissance court life, the book has no rival."--Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

Paracelsus

Author: Walter Pagel
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783805535182
Size: 28.38 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Paracelsus from the Author: Walter Pagel. '... A work in the best tradition of bibliographical research... even the casual reader will be impressed to learn that, four centuries ago, the man who had the courage to burn in public the writings of Avicenna, recognised pulmonary disease in miners as an occupational hazard, cretinism and goitre as endemic in certain areas, and chorea and hysteria as manifestations of disease, not demonic possession.'

Science And Technology In World History Volume 1

Author: David Deming
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456574
Size: 32.38 MB
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Science And Technology In World History Volume 1 from the Author: David Deming. Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This book, the first in a roughly chronological series, explores the development of the methodology and major ideas of science, in historical context, from ancient times to the decline of classical civilizations around 300 A.D. It includes details specific to the histories of specialized sciences including astronomy, medicine and physics--along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It closely describes the contributions of such individuals as Pythagoras, Hippocrat.