Theory of Shadows

A Novel
Author: Paolo Maurensig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374715912
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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The strange circumstances surrounding the death of the world chess champion and alleged Nazi collaborator Alexander Alekhine, as investigated by a literary grand master On the morning of March 24, 1946, the world chess champion Alexander Alekhine—“sadist of the chess world,” renowned for his eccentric behavior as well as the ruthlessness of his playing style—was found dead in his hotel room in Estoril, Portugal. He was fully dressed and wearing an overcoat, slumped back in a chair, in front of a meal, a chessboard just out of reach. The doctor overseeing the autopsy certified that Alekhine died of asphyxiation due to a piece of meat stuck in his larynx and assured the world that there was absolutely no evidence of suicide or foul play. Some, of course, have commented that the photos of the corpse look suspiciously theatrical, as though staged. Others have wondered why Alekhine would have sat down to his dinner in a hot room while wearing a heavy overcoat. And what about all these rumors concerning Alekhine’s activities during World War II? Did he really pen a series of articles on the inherent inferiority of Jewish chess players? Can he really be seen in photographs with high-ranking Nazi officials? And as for his own homeland, is it true that the Russians considered him a traitor, as well as a possible threat to the new generation of supposedly superior Soviet chess masters? With the atmosphere of a thriller, the insight of a poem, and a profound knowledge of the world of chess (“the most violent sport there is,” according to the Russian world champion Garry Kasparov), Paolo Maurensig’s Theory of Shadows leads us through the life and death of Alekhine: not so much trying to figure out whodunit as using the story of one infuriating and unapologetic genius to tease out “that which the novel alone can discover.”

An Elementary Treatise on Descriptive Geometry

With a Theory of Shadows and of Perspective: Extracted from the French of G. Monge. To which is Added, a Description of the Principles and Practice of Isometrical Projection. The Whole Being Intended as an Introduction to the Application of Descriptive Geometry to Various Branches of the Arts
Author: Gaspard Monge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geometry, Descriptive
Page: 137
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A COMPLEAT TREATISE ON PERSPECTIVE, IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

ON THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF DR. BROOK TAYLOR. : MADE CLEAR, IN THEORY, BY VARIOUS MOVEABLE SCHEMES, AND DIAGRAMS; AND REDUCED TO PRACTICE, IN THE MOST FAMILIAR AND INTELLIGENT MANNER; SHEWING HOW TO DELINEATE ALL KINDS OF REGULAR OBJECTS, BY RULE : THE THEORY AND PROJECTION OF SHADOWS, BY SUN-SHINE AND BY CANDLE-LIGHT. THE EFFECTS OF REFLECTED LIGHT ON OBJECTS; THEIR REFLECTED IMAGES, ON THE SURFACE OF WATER, AND ON POLISHED PLANE SURFACES, IN ALL POSITIONS : THE WHOLE EXPLICITLY TREATED; AND ILLUSTRATED, IN A GREAT VARIETY OF FAMILIAR EXAMPLES; IN FOUR BOOKS. EMBELLISHED WITH AN ELEGANT FRONTISPIECE, AND FORTY-EIGHT PLATES. CONTAINING DIAGRAMS, VIEWS, AND ORIGINAL DESIGNS, IN ARCHITECTURE, &C. NEATLY ENGRAVED. ALL ORIGINALS
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Perspective
Page: 304
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An Elementary Treatise on Descriptive Geometry, with a Theory of Shadows and of Perspective


Author: John Fry Heather
Publisher: Sturgis Press
ISBN: 144605389X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 144
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Shakespeare in French Theory

King of Shadows
Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317724011
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
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At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second part applies their theories to the plays, highlighting the importance of both for current debates about borders, terrorism, toleration and a multi-cultural Europe. Contrasting French and Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Wilson shows how in France, Shakespeare has been seen not as a man for the monarchy, but a man of the mob. French Theory thus helps us understand why Shakepeare’s plays swing between violence and hope. Highlighting the recent religious turn in theory, Wilson encourages a reading of plays like Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelth Night as models for a future peace. Examining both the violent history and promising future of the plays, Shakespeare in French Theory is a timely reminder of the relevance of Shakespeare and the lasting value of French thinking for the democracy to come.

The Shadow Theory


Author: Arthur Winarczyk
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291599223
Category: Fiction
Page: 472
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Set against the background and subsequent intrigue of a military intelligence operation, the story of seven year old Katy who wants a dad. She becomes a hero after a daring raid on a house of a Russian Mafia arms dealer. Wanda is a single mother. Steve appears to be an analyst. When advanced missiles vanish from a 24/7 monitored armoury, Steve is asked to assist for reasons he appears not to understand. As their quest begins, travelling to New York then through Europe to Moscow and into the heart of the Russian Mafia, Steve proves an asset no one appears to have foreseen. So much so when an emergency arises in Israel on their way back to Australia, Steve is asked to consider a request. Steve, Wanda and Katy, find themselves in a horrifying situation.

An Elementary Treatise on Descriptive Geometry, with a Theory of Shadows and of Perspective

Extr. [by B. Brisson. Tr.]. to Which Is Added, a Description of the Principles and Practice of Isometrical Projection, by J.F. Heather. [with] Atlas of Plates
Author: Gaspard Monge
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342088669
Category:
Page: 146
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Theory and Practice of Tax Reform in Developing Countries


Author: Etisham Ahmad,Nicholas Stern,Nicholas Herbert Stern
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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Study on tax reform from basic economic principles with emphasis to guidelines for a practical tax reform for Pakistan.

Advanced Electromagnetism and Vacuum Physics


Author: Patrick Cornille
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812795229
Category: Science
Page: 792
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This book is aimed at a large audience: scientists, engineers, professors and students wise enough to keep a critical stance whenever confronted with the chilling dogmas of contemporary physics. Readers will find a tantalizing amount of material calculated to nurture their thoughts and arouse their suspicion, to some degree at least, on the so-called validity of today's most celebrated physical theories. Contents: Wave Meaning of the Special Relativity Theory; Change of Reference Frame; Relativistic and Classical Mechanics; Experimental Tests of Special Relativity; Partial Differential Equations of Second Order; The Wave Packet Concept; Electromagnetism; Electromagnetic Induction; Amp re and Lorentz Forces; The Li(r)nardOCoWiechert Potential; Analysis of the Electromagnetic Field; Photonics Versus Electromagnetism; Radiation of Extended Sources; The Green Formulation; Wave Extinction in a Dielectric; Plasma Equation. Readership: Students and academics in advanced physics."

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

First International Conference, ICIRA 2008 Wuhan, China, October 15-17, 2008 Proceedings
Author: Caihua Xiong,Yongan Huang,Youlun Xiong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540885129
Category: Computers
Page: 1284
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Shakespeare Studies


Author: Susan Zimmerman,Garrett Sullivan
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838642535
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 319
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Shakespeare Studies is an international volume published every year in hard cover that contains essays and studies by scholars and cultural historians from both hemispheres. Although the journal maintains a focus on the theatrical milieu of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, it is also concerned with Britain's intellectual and cultural connections to the continent, its sociopolitical history, and its place in the emerging globalism of the period. The journal also includes substantial reviews of significant publications dealing with these issues, as well as theoretical studies relevant to scholars of early modern culture. This issue features another Forum, entitled "The Universities and the Theater." Organized and introduced by John H. Astington, the Forum includes commentary considering the relationship between theater in the universities and the Renaissance public stage. Volume XXXVII also features articles on the Fortune contract, and Titus Andronicus and the New World, as well as a review article on women and the early modern stage. There are nineteen reviews in this volume on such varying topics as angels in the early modern world, Shakespeare and the nature of love, and Shakespeare in French theory. Susan Zimmerman is Professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York. Garrett Sullivan is Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.