The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture by Sheila Whiteley

By Sheila Whiteley

The distance among the Notes examines a chain of relationships crucial to sixties counter-culture: psychedelic coding and rock track, the Rolling Stones and Charles Manson, the Beatles and the `Summers of love', Jimi Hendrix and hallucinogenics, red Floyd and house rock. Sheila Whiteley combines musicology and socio-cultural research to light up this terrain, illustrating her argument with key recordings of the time: Cream's She Walks Like a Bearded Rainbow, Hendrix's hello Joe, crimson Floyd's Set the Controls For the warmth of the solar, The Move's i will be able to listen the Grass develop, between others.The appropriation of revolutionary rock through younger city dance bands within the Nineteen Nineties make this research of sixties and seventies counter-culture a well timed intervention. it's going to tell scholars of well known song and tradition, and touch off acceptance and curiosity from those who lived during the interval in addition to a brand new new release that draw thought from its iconography and sensibilities this day.

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C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the by Sanford Schwartz

By Sanford Schwartz

C.S. Lewis's celebrated area Trilogy - Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous energy - used to be accomplished over sixty years in the past and has remained in print ever considering the fact that. during this groundbreaking research, Sanford Schwartz deals a brand new examining that demanding situations the traditional view of those novels as portraying a uncomplicated fight among a pre-modern cosmology and the trendy clinical paradigm that supplanted it.Schwartz situates Lewis's paintings within the context of recent highbrow, cultural, and political heritage. He exhibits that Lewis doesn't easily brush aside the fashionable "evolutionary model," yet discriminates rigorously between other forms of evolutionary theory-"mechanistic" in Out of the Silent Planet, "vitalist" in Perelandra, and "spiritual" in That Hideous Strength-and their distinct perspectives of human nature, society, and spiritual trust. Schwartz additionally indicates that during each one e-book the clash among Christian and "developmental" viewpoints is much extra complicated than is usually assumed. based on the Augustinian knowing that "bad issues are good stuff perverted," Lewis constructs each one of his 3 "beatific" communities-the "unfallen" worlds on Mars and Venus and the terrestrial remnant at St. Anne's-not because the sheer antithesis yet quite because the transfiguration or "raising up" of the actual evolutionary doctrine that's exact within the novel. during this admire, Lewis is extra deeply engaged with the most currents of contemporary proposal than his personal self-styled picture as an highbrow "dinosaur" may perhaps lead us to think. he's additionally way more ready to discover the probabilities for reshaping the evolutionary version in a way that's at the same time suitable with conventional Christian doctrine and dedicated to addressing the specified matters of contemporary existence.C.S. Lewis at the ultimate Frontier highlights the iconic relevance of Lewis's fiction to modern matters on a large choice of concerns, together with the moral difficulties surrounding bio-technology and the conflict among spiritual and naturalistic worldviews within the twenty-first century. faraway from providing a black and white distinction among an old school Christian humanism and a newfangled heresy, the gap Trilogy may be visible as a contemporary non secular apologist's looking attempt to complement the previous via serious engagement with the latter.

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International Tables for Crystallography, Symmetry Relations by H. Wondratschek, U. Müller

By H. Wondratschek, U. Müller

This quantity offers a scientific remedy of the maximal subgroups and minimum supergroups of the crystallographic airplane teams and house teams. it's an extension of and a complement to quantity A, Space-group symmetry, within which in simple terms easy info for sub- and supergroups are provided.Group-subgroup family members, except their theoretical curiosity, are the foundation of a few very important purposes in crystallographic research:(1) In solid-state section transitions there frequently exists a group-subgroup relation among the symmetry teams of the 2 levels. in response to Landau thought, this can be in reality crucial for displacive (continuous, second-order) section transitions. Group-subgroup kinfolk also are integral in circumstances the place the symmetry teams of the 2 stages aren't at once comparable yet percentage a typical subgroup or supergroup.(2) Group-subgroup kinfolk supply a concise and robust instrument for revealing and elucidating family members among crystal constructions. they could therefore aid to take care of with the ever-increasing quantity of crystal-structure info. Their software calls for wisdom of the kinfolk of the Wyckoff positions of group-subgroup comparable structures.(3) Group-subgroup family members are of serious significance within the learn of twinned crystals, area constructions and area boundaries.(4) those kinfolk also can aid to spot blunders in space-group task and crystal-structure determination.(5) Subgroups of house teams supply a helpful method of instructing crystallographic symmetry.Volume A1 contains 3 parts:Part 1 provides anintroduction to the idea of house teams at a variety of degrees and with many examples. It contains a bankruptcy at the mathematical conception of subgroups.Part 2 supplies for every airplane staff and area staff a whole directory of all maximal subgroups and minimum supergroups. The remedy contains the turbines of every subgroup in addition to any valuable alterations of the coordinate method. Maximal isomorphic subgroups are given in parameterized shape as limitless sequence a result of endless quantity for every workforce. a distinct function of the presentation is graphs that illustrate the group-subgroup relations.Part three lists the relatives among the Wyckoff positions of each area workforce and its subgroups. back, the limitless variety of maximal isomorphic subgroups of every area workforce are coated through parameterized sequence. those info for Wyckoff positions are awarded the following for the 1st time.Audience: the quantity is a worthy addition to the library of scientists engaged in crystal-structure selection, crystal physics or crystal chemistry. it's crucial for these attracted to section transitions, the systematic compilation of crystal constructions, twinning phenomena and similar fields of crystallographic learn.

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Return to the Center: Culture, Public Space, and by Lawrence A. Herzog

By Lawrence A. Herzog

The redecorate and revitalization of conventional city centres is the leading edge of up to date city making plans, as evidenced by way of the serious public awareness to the rebuilding of urban cores from Berlin to big apple City's 'Ground Zero'. Spanish and Latin American towns have by no means obtained the popularity they deserve within the city revitalization debate, but they provide a really appropriate version for this 'return to the center'. those cultures have regularly embraced the concept of a urban whose id is grounded in its natural public areas: plazas, promenades, advertisement streets, and parks that invite pedestrian site visitors and aid a wealthy civic existence. This groundbreaking ebook explores Spanish, Mexican, and Mexican-American border towns to profit what those city components can educate us approximately successfully utilizing significant public areas to foster civic interplay, neighbourhood id, and a feeling of place.Herzog weaves the booklet round case experiences of Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Mexico urban and Queretaro, Mexico; and the Tijuana-San Diego border city. He examines how every one of those city parts used to be shaped and grew via time, with recognition to the layout classes of key public areas. The e-book deals unique and incisive discussions that problem present city pondering politics and public area, globalization, and the way forward for privatized groups, from gated suburbs to our on-line world. Herzog argues that well-designed, human-scaled urban centres are nonetheless vitally beneficial for conserving neighborhood and civic existence. acceptable to city renewal tasks around the world, Herzog's ebook should be very important studying for planners, architects, designers, and all voters drawn to developing extra habitable towns.

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