Last Stop Before Antarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism by Roland Boer

By Roland Boer

Whereas biblical students more and more use insights from postcolonial thought to interpret the Bible, the Bible itself is frequently missed through postcolonial feedback, with the end result that there's little effect within the different course: from the Bible to postcolonial feedback. This moment version of final cease earlier than Antarctica starts to fix the imbalance by way of pointing to the important position that the Bible performed in colonization, utilizing Australia one of many first facilities of postcolonial feedback as a particular instance. Drawing upon colonial literature, together with explorer journals, poetry, novels, and translations, it creates a jointly enlightening discussion among postcolonial literature and biblical texts on topics reminiscent of exodus and exile, translation, identification, and residential.

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The Great Angel: A Study of Israel's Second God by Margaret Barker

By Margaret Barker

During this groundbreaking e-book, Barker claims that pre-Christian Judaism used to be now not monotheistic and that the roots of Christian Trinitarian theology lie in a pre-Christian Palestinian trust approximately angels derived from the traditional faith of Israel. Barker's ideals are according to canonical and deutero-canonical works and literature from Qumran and rabbinic resources.

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The Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin by Chris Robinson

By Chris Robinson

"Ballad of a skinny guy" explores the existence, paintings and occasions of Ryan Larkin, a super Academy Award-nominated animator, whose brief movie "Walking," made in 1969, is taken into account probably the most influential lively motion pictures of all time. but, quickly after this early triumph, Larkin dropped from view and, while the writer unearths him thirty years later, he?s residing on welfare and panhandling for switch on a Montreal highway nook. during this hugely own and deeply felt narrative, Chris Robinson examines Larkin's bothered profession and, in a type of twin biography, appears to be like at his personal bothered family members heritage, his alcoholism and look for redemption, which in lots of methods mirrors the tale of the animator. right away unhappy, hopeful, and from time to time excruciatingly humorous, "Ballad of a skinny guy" is an incisive profile of an influential artist and a deeply felt meditation on what it capacity to take accountability for one?s existence and activities. The ebook incorporates a bonus DVD that includes "Walking" and Larkin's 1972 "Street Musique," in addition to Chris Landreth's Oscar-winning movie concerning the animator, "Ryan" (2004).

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Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science by Betty Alexandra Toole

By Betty Alexandra Toole

Ada Byron, woman Lovelace, was once one of many first to jot down courses for, and expect the effect of, Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843. appealing and fascinating, she was once usually characterised as "mad and undesirable" as used to be her illustrious father. This publication version, Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical technology, emphasizes Ada's precise expertise of integrating mind's eye, poetry and technological know-how. This variation contains all of Ada's interesting letters to Charles Babbage, fifty five photos, and sidebars that encourages the reader to stick to Ada's pathway to the twenty first century.

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Prof Alan Turing Decoded. A Biography by Dermot Turing

By Dermot Turing

Following scorching at the heels of The Imitation Game, this can be the 1st smooth biography of Alan Turing through a member of the family—Alan’s nephew, Sir Dermot Turing

Alan Turing was once a rare guy who filled right into a lifetime of merely forty two years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computing device scientist, and biologist. he's largely considered as a warfare hero grossly mistreated by way of his unappreciative nation and it has turn into difficult to disentangle the true guy from the tale. you will solid him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. yet truly Alan Turing used to be by no means a professor, and his nickname "Prof" was once given through his codebreaking buddies at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a clean examine the affects on Alan Turing’s existence and creativity, and the later construction of a legend. Dermot’s shiny and interesting method of the existence and paintings of a real genius makes this a desirable learn. This specified kin viewpoint good points insights from mystery records just recently published to the united kingdom nationwide information and different resources no longer tapped by way of prior biographers, appears to be like into the reality in the back of Alan’s conviction for gross indecency, and contains formerly unpublished photos from the Turing kinfolk album.

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Cybercrime : digital cops in a networked environment by J. M. Balkin, Katz Eddan, James Grimmelmann, Nimrod

By J. M. Balkin, Katz Eddan, James Grimmelmann, Nimrod Kozlovski, Shlomit Wagman, Tal Zarsky

The web has dramatically altered the panorama of crime and nationwide defense, developing new threats, resembling id robbery, machine viruses, and cyberattacks. additionally, simply because cybercrimes are usually now not constrained to a unmarried website or state, crime scenes themselves have replaced. as a result, legislations enforcement needs to confront those new hazards and include novel tools of prevention, in addition to produce new instruments for electronic surveillance—which can jeopardize privateness and civil liberties.

Cybercrime brings jointly top specialists in legislation, legal justice, and safety reviews to explain crime prevention and defense security within the digital age. starting from new executive specifications that facilitate spying to new equipment of electronic evidence, the booklet is vital to appreciate how felony law—and even crime itself—have been remodeled in our networked world.

Contributors: Jack M. Balkin, Susan W. Brenner, Daniel E. Geer, Jr., James Grimmelmann, Emily Hancock, Beryl A. Howell, Curtis E.A. Karnow, Eddan Katz, Orin S. Kerr, Nimrod Kozlovski, Helen Nissenbaum, Kim A. Taipale, Lee Tien, Shlomit Wagman, and Tal Zarsky.

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Bitcoin Explained: Today's Complete Guide to Tomorrow's by Daniel Forrester, Mark Solomon

By Daniel Forrester, Mark Solomon

Everyone's Been Asking – what's Bitcoin?

Learn the fine details of Bitcoin, the elusive new forex, together with Bitcoin Mining, the right way to purchase, promote and make investments, and the way you could in attaining long-term profits!

Bitcoin has been brooding in the tech group during the last few years. even though, in the prior few months, Bitcoin has exploded into the mainstream and is being lined in each outstanding new resource with remark nearly daily.

What is that this mysterious currency?

most folk (even these doing the reporting) comprehend little or no approximately this net phenomenon. Bitcoin is a decentralized “crypto-currency” that places the facility within the fingers of the folks and takes it clear of the banks and executive. examine the bits and bobs of Bitcoin. This e-book, Bitcoin uncovered, will educate you ways to quick get set-up with a Bitcoin account and obtain the entire rewards of this on-line foreign money. Bitcoin uncovered will educate you the way to:

  • Quickly get set-up with a Bitcoin wallet
  • Buy items over the net with the press of a mouse
  • Transfer funds to friends
  • Make thoroughly nameless transactions
  • Bitcoin Mining and the way to develop into a “Bitcoin Miner”
  • Profit with Bitcoins and making an investment secrets

Our BONUS Insight: An in-depth research of the present difficulties and power pitfalls of Bitcoin, in addition to the exponential earnings early traders may possibly acquire from buying Bitcoins now. Note from Authors - Mark Solomon & Daniel Forrester “Bitcoin isn't just a manner for hackers to shop for imprecise items on the web. It has developed right into a strong, flexible on-line forex that any one can use to shop for items, exchange, or bring up their business's revenues capability. benefit from turning into a professional in this new forex with this new tell-all book"

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4000 Jahre Algebra: Geschichte. Kulturen. Menschen by Heinz-Wilhelm Alten

By Heinz-Wilhelm Alten

Die Autoren beschreiben die Entstehung, Entwicklung und Wandlung der Algebra als Teil unserer Kulturgeschichte. Ursprünge, Anstöße und die Entwicklung algebraischer Begriffe und Methoden werden in enger Verflechtung mit historischen Ereignissen und menschlichen Schicksalen dargestellt. Ein erster Spannungsbogen reicht von den Frühformen des Rechnens mit natürlichen Zahlen und Brüchen zur Lösung einfacher Gleichungen bis hin zur Lösung von Gleichungen dritten und vierten Grades in der Renaissance. Von den misslungenen Versuchen zur Lösung allgemeiner Gleichungen höheren Grades im 17 Jh. zieht sich ein weiterer Bogen zu den genialen Ideen des jungen Galois und den berühmten Beweisen des Fundamentalsatzes der Algebra durch C.F. Gauß. Die Wandlung der Algebra von der Gleichungslehre zur Theorie algebraischer Strukturen wird danach ebenso beschrieben, wie die völlig neuen Akzente, die die Computeralgebra in neuester Zeit gesetzt hat.

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