Approaching Chaos

Approaching Chaos

... operates a distinctive and ethical publishing philosophy in all areas of its
business, from its global network of authors to production and worldwide
distribution. Approaching Chaos Can an Ancient Archetype Save 21st Century
Civilization?

Author: Lucy Wyatt

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846942556

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Twenty-first century civilization faces economic, ecological and spiritual meltdown. To survive this century as civilized people, we need to refer back to a time when city life was in harmony with nature and the wider environment. We cannot dismiss the ancients as 'primitive' when they had a blueprint for civilization that first appeared over 5,000 years ago. Perhaps we should look at the ancient past for solutions.
Categories: Social Science

Approaching Apocalypse

Approaching Apocalypse

chaos, usually personified as some kind of monster. This defeat is depicted as
both a primeval event and as an ongoing struggle between chaos and order.
Chaos, whether associated with the darkness of the night, with the
boundlessness of ...

Author: Kevin Mills

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838756271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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"Written for scholars and students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels with an interest in modern literary studies, this book will also appeal to anyone interested in the Victorian era, biblical studies, the history of ideas, literature and myth, and theology."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Chaos To Cohesion A Regional Approach to Security Stability and Development in Sub Saharan Africa Enlarged Edition

From Chaos To Cohesion  A Regional Approach to Security  Stability  and Development in Sub Saharan Africa  Enlarged Edition

Identifying the key regional and REC leaders and encouraging them to assist in
informing their constituencies of the positive effects AFRICOM's presence has
had in their larger communities is a more direct target than approaching leaders
in ...

Author: Diane E. Chido

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304049636

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The Dylarian Chronicles

The Dylarian Chronicles

Karryn looked out over the road at the Chaos Riders, riding hard and
approaching fast. I could count them now. There were ten of them, all riding
similar beasts as Troc. Again Karryn sent another fireball crashing to the ground,
this time to the ...

Author: Paul H. Kogel

Publisher: Paul Kogel

ISBN: 9781604749694

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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The ghost of Nemond the Green tells The Tale of Karrynathe events that set the stage for two Dark Wars of Dylar. Karryn and his Phantom horde are unmatched among the brigand bands of the Northwest. Soon they would rule them all. Could be that Karryn would rule the very guild that Dylar the Grey himself had commissioned. Teahl, High Wizard of the Guild, must learn to his horror that Karryn is the son he never knew. Will Teahl commit a seat on the Guild to Karryn, or will Karrynas dealings with the black arts disqualify him? Will Karryn fulfill the prophecy of the Estern Forest Priest, and will the witches of the Coven of Seven realize their darkest dreams by his hand? Find the answers to these questions and much more in this explosive book in Paul H. Kogelas new fantasy series called The Dylarian Chronicles.
Categories: Fiction

Complex Nonlinearity

Complex Nonlinearity

Feigenbaum constant: approaching chaos via successive period doubling
bifurcations. The plot on the left is made by iterating equation f(x)=1− μ|x|r with r
= 2 several hundred times for a series of discrete but closely spaced values of μ,
 ...

Author: Vladimir G. Ivancevic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540793571

Category: Science

Page: 844

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Complex Nonlinearity: Chaos, Phase Transitions, Topology Change and Path Integrals is a book about prediction & control of general nonlinear and chaotic dynamics of high-dimensional complex systems of various physical and non-physical nature and their underpinning geometro-topological change. The book starts with a textbook-like expose on nonlinear dynamics, attractors and chaos, both temporal and spatio-temporal, including modern techniques of chaos–control. Chapter 2 turns to the edge of chaos, in the form of phase transitions (equilibrium and non-equilibrium, oscillatory, fractal and noise-induced), as well as the related field of synergetics. While the natural stage for linear dynamics comprises of flat, Euclidean geometry (with the corresponding calculation tools from linear algebra and analysis), the natural stage for nonlinear dynamics is curved, Riemannian geometry (with the corresponding tools from nonlinear, tensor algebra and analysis). The extreme nonlinearity – chaos – corresponds to the topology change of this curved geometrical stage, usually called configuration manifold. Chapter 3 elaborates on geometry and topology change in relation with complex nonlinearity and chaos. Chapter 4 develops general nonlinear dynamics, continuous and discrete, deterministic and stochastic, in the unique form of path integrals and their action-amplitude formalism. This most natural framework for representing both phase transitions and topology change starts with Feynman’s sum over histories, to be quickly generalized into the sum over geometries and topologies. The last Chapter puts all the previously developed techniques together and presents the unified form of complex nonlinearity. Here we have chaos, phase transitions, geometrical dynamics and topology change, all working together in the form of path integrals. The objective of this book is to provide a serious reader with a serious scientific tool that will enable them to actually perform a competitive research in modern complex nonlinearity. It includes a comprehensive bibliography on the subject and a detailed index. Target readership includes all researchers and students of complex nonlinear systems (in physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, medicine, etc.), working both in industry/clinics and academia.
Categories: Science

Sales Chaos

Sales Chaos

Fundamentals of Sales Chaos: Anchor Points embracing the chaos. He didn't
have a solid understanding of systems, chaos theory, or complexity theory, but he
knew that the problems he faced required him to approach the whole thing at one
 ...

Author: Tim Ohai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118064291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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What if chaos is good? What if random complexity is not the enemy, but a competitive asset instead? Could it be possible to thrive in the chaos, to actually harness it during your sales conversations? Sales Chaos is a groundbreaking book that outlines a new paradigm that applies the latest research and the scientific principles of chaos theory to the challenges facing today's sales professional. The result of this philosophy creates a whole new approach to business, one in which sales conversations are driven by relevance, not simple activity. It's called Agility Selling. Agility Selling is not a sales technique. Nor is it a sales process. While techniques and processes have value, Agility Selling is bigger than that. It is a genuinely fresh approach to selling, birthed by chaos and grounded in science. Agility Selling is a methodology designed to help you identify repeatable and predictable patterns in the complex world of selling so that you can consistently be more relevant than your competition and create more value for your clients. It doesn't matter if you are new to sales or a seasoned professional; Sales Chaos provides the key information any seller should know to turn the scientific theory of Agility Selling into more relevant sales conversations and bottom-line sales results. Learn more about the practices behind the book at www.saleschaos.com
Categories: Business & Economics

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

Chaos and nonlinear dynamics have provided new theoretical and conceptual
tools that allow us to capture , understand ... The universality of chaos is both
intriguing and puzzling . ... In this book I have approached chaos from the point of
view I.

Author: Robert C. Hilborn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198507232

Category: Mathematics

Page: 650

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Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics introduces students, scientists, and engineers to the full range of activity in the rapidly growing field on nonlinear dynamics. Using a step-by-step introduction to dynamics and geometry in state space as the central focus of understanding nonlinear dynamics, thisbook includes a thorough treatment of both differential equation models and iterated map models (including a derivation of the famous Feigenbaum numbers). It is the only book at this level to include the increasingly important field of pattern formation and a survey of the controversial questions ofquantum chaos. Important tools such as Lyapunov exponents and fractal dimensions are treated in detail. With over 200 figures and diagrams, and analytic and computer exercises for every chapter, the book can be used as a course-text or for self-instruction. This second edition has been restructuredto make the book even more useful as a course text:many of the more complex examples and derivations have been moved to appendices. The extensive collection of annotated references has been updated through January 2000 and now includes listings of World Wide Web sites at many of the major nonlineardynamics research centers. From reviews on the 1/e: 'What has been lacking is a single book that takes the reader with nothing but a knowledge of elementary calculus and physics all the way to the frontiers of research in chaos and nonlinear dynamics in all its facets. [...] a serious student,teacher, or researcher would be delighted to have this book on the shelf as a reference and as a window to the literature in this exciting and rapidly growing new field of chaos.' J.C. Sprott, American Journal of Physics, September 19944 'I congratulate the author on having managed to write anextremely thorough, comprehensive, and entertaining introduction to the fascinating field of nonlinear dynamics. His book is highly self- explanatory and ideally suited for self-instruction. There is hardly any question that the author does not address in an exceptionally readable manner. [...] Istrongly recommend it to those looking for a comprehensive, practical, and not highly mathematical approach to the subject.' E.A. Hunt, IEEE Spectrum, December 1994
Categories: Mathematics

Stalin s Last War

Stalin  s Last War

Korea and the Approach to World War III Alan J. Levine ... Outside Europe, the
democracies faced something approaching chaos. The impact of modernization,
rising nationalist sentiment, and the end, or approaching end, of European and ...

Author: Alan J. Levine

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420889

Category: History

Page: 328

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Often referred to as "The Forgotten War," the Korean War was the only post-World War II combat between major powers. According to evidence provided in this study, it was also a crucial episode of the Cold War--more crucial, perhaps, than the war in Vietnam. This military and political history of the Korean War endeavors to give a fresh and less than fashionable account of the war. Utilizing both immediately postwar impressions and newly available evidence from Communist sources, it places the events in Korea into the larger framework of the early 1950s period of the Cold War. Beginning chapters discuss the escalation of early Cold War-era world events, from the final days of World War II to the first days of the Korean War, and detail the inevitability of Western intervention in the Korean conflict. The chapters that follow supply a broad account of the military aspect of the war, focusing on its "grand strategy," what is now known of the Communist side in Korea, the problems and achievements of the South Korean forces, and the often underestimated war in the air. Considerable attention is also given to matters in Europe and elsewhere, such as German rearmament and the Japanese peace treaty, that are revealed to have been not far removed from Korea. The author espouses several original theories regarding Stalin's interpretation of the Korean conflict as a preliminary phase of World War III and the probability that the Communists did intend to extend the war beyond both the confines of Korea and the armistice negotiations of 1951. Concluding commentary attributes the end of the first phase of the Cold War to the Korean armistice, but the nature of the remaining phases to the polarization of powers that was intensified by the fight for ideological dominance in Korea.
Categories: History

Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel

Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel

The ludicrous aspect, in turn, arises from the farcical quality inherent in such
scenes of absurdity and approaching chaos. (Jennings, 1963, p. 51) Clarke
theorizes this position, noting that like the Romantics, we still desire both action
and a ...

Author: Nicola Allen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441147363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The 'Marginal' as a concept has become an integral part of the British novel as it stands at the turn of the century. Both popular and literary fiction since the mid-1970s has seen an increasing emphasis on the marginal subject. This study offers readings of a wide range of contemporary British novels that represent characters or communities at the margin of society. Nicola Allen analyses three conceptual categories representing the marginal subject in the contemporary British novel: the character of the misfit or outsider; the emergence of the grotesque; and the rediscovery of previously marginalized narratives such as myth and fantasy. This innovative and original monograph focuses on the contention that the contemporary novel of marginality conveys a belief in the socially transformative powers of narrative, and suggests that narrative has played a central role in bringing marginal politics and marginal issues to the fore in contemporary Britain.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Christina Rossetti s Gothic

Christina Rossetti s Gothic

The ludicrous aspect, in turn, arises from the farcical quality inherent in such
scenes of absurdity and approaching chaos' (1963, p. 18). 7 Moreover, it is not
just in linking or dividing the physical and the transcendent that the grotesque is ...

Author: Serena Trowbridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441170446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The poetry of Christina Rossetti is often described as 'gothic' and yet this term has rarely been examined in the specific case of Rossetti's work. Based on new readings of the full range of her writings, from 'Goblin Market' to the devotional poems and prose works, this book explores Rossetti's use of Gothic forms and images to consider her as a Gothic writer. Christina Rossetti's Gothic analyses the poet's use of the grotesque and the spectral and the Christian roots and Pre-Raphaelite influences of Rossetti's deployment of Gothic tropes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

This cautionary thought, however, made him hesitate in his effort to defend
himself at all cost from the threat of approaching chaos. From crashing along with
them. Why didn't the terrible beauty of chaos seduce him. You know very well, ...

Author: Péter Nádas

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429963572

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 In 1989, the year the Wall came down, a university student in Berlin on his morning run finds a corpse on a park bench and alerts the authorities. This scene opens a novel of extraordinary scope and depth, a masterwork that traces the fate of myriad Europeans—Hungarians, Jews, Germans, Gypsies—across the treacherous years of the mid-twentieth century. Three unusual men are at the heart of Parallel Stories: Hans von Wolkenstein, whose German mother is linked to secrets of fascist-Nazi collaboration during the 1940s; Ágost Lippay Lehr, whose influential father has served Hungary's different political regimes for decades; and András Rott, who has his own dark record of mysterious activities abroad. The web of extended and interconnected dramas reaches from 1989 back to the spring of 1939, when Europe trembled on the edge of war, and extends to the bestial times of 1944–45, when Budapest was besieged, the Final Solution devastated Hungary's Jews, and the war came to an end, and on to the cataclysmic Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. We follow these men from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and of course, from village to city in Hungary. The social and political circumstances of their lives may vary greatly, their sexual and spiritual longings may seem to each of them entirely unique, yet Péter Nádas's magnificent tapestry unveils uncanny reverberating parallels that link them across time and space.This is Péter Nádas's masterpiece—eighteen years in the writing, a sensation in Hungary even before it was published, and almost four years in the translating. Parallel Stories is the first foreign translation of this daring, demanding, and momentous novel, and it confirms for an even larger audience what Hungary already knows: that it is the author's greatest work.
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Diagnosis of Our Time

Diagnosis of Our Time

... CONFLICTING PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE At first only a few people were aware
of the approaching chaos and the crisis ... approach to life with a unified purpose
, out of which developed the secularized systems of Liberalism and Socialism .

Author: Karl Mannheim

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415150817

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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First published in 1943. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Diagnosis Of Our Time

Diagnosis Of Our Time

... IN VALUATION I. Confl1ct1ng Ph1losoph1es of L1fe At first only a few people
were aware of the approaching chaos and ... approach to life with a unified
purpose, out of which developed the secularized systems of Liberalism and
Socialism.

Author: Karl Mannheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134551903

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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First published in 1943. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Chaos Complexity and Sociology

Chaos  Complexity  and Sociology

Changes in the household division of labor appear to belong to a complex
system , and in some ways , a system approaching chaos . Responses to small
disturbance , on an individual level , are not predictable , and the changes , when
they ...

Author: Raymond A. Eve

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019305775

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The authors of this volume provide a timely collection of articles which examine the emerging myths and theories surrounding the study of chaos and complexity. In the second part methodological matters are considered. Finally, conceptual models and applications are presented. This perceptive and thorough volume will be useful to sociologists and others interested in chaos and complexity theory.
Categories: Social Science

Performing Music in the Age of Recording

Performing Music in the Age of Recording

... violins often hurry ahead of the accompanying rhythm, creating something
approaching chaos. The Paris Symphony Orchestra was re-formed in 1928,
under Pierre Monteux. Stravinsky wrote, 'it was a joy to work with these young
musicians, ...

Author: Robert Philip

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300161526

Category: MUSIC

Page: 302

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Listeners have enjoyed classical music recordings for more than a century, yet important issues about recorded performances have been little explored. What is the relationship between performance and recording? How are modern audiences affected by the trends set in motion by the recording era? What is the impact of recordings on the lives of musicians? In this wide-ranging book, Robert Philip extends the scope of his earlier pioneering book, "Early Recordings and Musical Style: Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance 1900-1950." Philip here considers the interaction between music-making and recording throughout the entire twentieth century. The author compares the lives of musicians and audiences in the years before recordings with those of today. He examines such diverse and sometimes contentious topics as changing attitudes toward freedom of expression, the authority of recordings made by or approved by composers, the globalization of performing styles, and the rise of the period instrument movement. Philip concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of the future of classical music performance.
Categories: MUSIC

The Nightmare War

The Nightmare War

Mesmerized, I automatically calculated that the approaching chaos would
submerge me in about half a dozen heartbeats—halfa dozen loud hardjolts! It
was one of those moments when decisions are not made, they happen. I grasped
the ...

Author: James Antell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469113890

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

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The Nightmare War is a work of speculative fiction that plays with the notion of closed loops of time. Each of the fourteen chapters contains a complete narrative incident with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Each narrative incident is followed by an appended commentary (or two) spoken from outside the loop. The fourteen chapters of The Nightmare War collectively tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. That story, however, begins on page 1 somewhere near the ending and ends on page 75 somewhere near the beginning. Careful readers may note that the story ends, chronologically, on page 15 with the phrase, Not another word! But that is not the last word.
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Homophobia

Homophobia

Constantine's accession in 312 gained Rome only a brief respite from
approaching chaos. The empire was further weakened when he left Rome and
established Byzantium, renamed Constantinople, as the capital of the empire, in
330.

Author: Byrne Fone

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781466817074

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic. It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, the Bible, Elizabethan poetry, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority, Fone finds that same-sex desire has always been the object of legal, social, and religious persecution. Fone shows how the biblical story of Sodom became the primary source for later prohibitions against homosexuality. He charts the subtle shifts in public attitudes and law, from Anglo-Saxon edicts that imposed death by burning upon "confess'd sodomytes," to Victorian decrees that punished sodomy with "forfeiture of all rights, including procreation" (i.e., castration). Sifting the evidence of our own times, including Reader's Digest articles and TV talk-show transcripts, Fone demonstrates that homophobia remains one of the central tenets of law, science, faith, and literature, and defines the very essence of what it means to be male or female. Written by an acclaimed expert in gay and lesbian history, Homophobia is the best sort of history: lively, accessible, and enlightening.
Categories: Social Science

The Works of Lord Byron

The Works of Lord Byron

Comprising the Suppressed Poems George Gordon Byron Baron Byron. The
approaching chaos . Anah ! Anah ! my In vain , and long , and still to be belov'd !
Why walk'st thou with this spirit , in those hours When no good spirit longer lights
 ...

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076096563

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Twice Around the World

Twice Around the World

... the country', I was obliged to agree that, considering shortages of manpower,
the North Vietnamese had, at least in this particular instance, made good their
claim to prescience and prior organization; there was nothing approaching chaos
.

Author: John Colvin

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473819962

Category: History

Page: 208

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John Colvin's career as one of Her Majesty's Representatives in Foreign Parts never scaled the greatest heights of the ambassadorial ladder, but it did lead to two unusual postings, which he describes in this book. In 1966 he was sent to Hanoi at a time when the Vietnam War began to assume its full rigour, and his verdict on the American involvement, contrary to the widely-held view, is that they did not leave Indo-China without credit or achievement. His next posting was as Ambassador to the People's Republic of Mongolia. His memories of that remote but lovely country, which dwell as much upon topographical as political aspects, provide an insight into life in what was then a Russian satellite state, far removed from the centre of world affairs.
Categories: History

The Complete Works of Lord Byron

The Complete Works of Lord Byron

AZAZIEL . Know'st thou not , or forget'st thou , that a part of our great function is to
guard thine earth ? JAPHвт . all good angels have forsaken earth , Which is
condemn'd : nay , even the evil fly The approaching chaos . Anah ! Anah ! my In
vain ...

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000077172

Category:

Page: 730

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