Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Nearly twenty years ago Robert Silverberg began writing a monthly column of opinion and commentary, for Galileo Magazine, Amazing Stories, and then for Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Now he has chosen the liveliest and most relevant of his hundreds of magazine columns for the present collection. They constitute a vivid chronicle of events both in science fiction and the world in general over the past two decades. Robert Silverberg is one of the great veterans of fantasy and science fiction. During the course of a career that has now stretched across more than forty years, he has written dozens of novels and hundreds of short stories, many of them considered classics of the genre. He has won more major award nominations than any other writer in his field, and no less than nine Hugo and Nebula awards, the key s-f/fantasy trophies. His books have been translated into some eighteen languages and his short stories have appeared in every science-fiction and fantasy magazine in the world, as well as in Omni, Playboy, and Penthouse.
Author: Dr Lorenzo Pericolo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-04-28
As this collection makes clear, the paths to grasping the complexity of Caravaggio’s art are multiple and variable. Offering new or recently updated interpretations of the works of Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti, this book deals with all the major aspects of Caravaggio’s paintings: technique, creative process, religious context, innovations in pictorial genre and narrative, market strategies, biography, patronage, reception and new hermeneutical trends.
Author: Stephan Guenette
Release Date: 2019-03-20
This 40-page photo book contains a collection of thoughts and journeys along the skin of our magnificent Mother Earth. This book unites some of my haikus and photographs, and serves as a reminder that everything is a reflection and refraction of self.
How should governance be made more accountable and transparent? The book, wide-ranging and panoramic in content, seeks to intellectually confront the provocative question and explore, in the process, the highly elusive and controversial theme of democratic governance. It conceptualizes and contextualises the theme in the Indian context in terms of certain specific parameters and clues. The book contains contribution from a wide section of leading commentators, having long years of experience in teaching and research, who also have governance as their major or emerging area of interest. Followed by a lucid introduction which problematises the theme in general terms, the contributions in the book concern as diverse sub-themes as social capital, democratic decentralization, urban governance, rural governance, policy outcomes, mass upsurge corporate governance. The contributions, as the title of the book indicates, are a mixed bag of reflections on and refractions of democratic governance in India. They also contain refractions in the sense of revealing the 'bends' at particular points of the trajectory of the process. The book will complement the ongoing debate on democratic governance and will be a standard reference for the researchers, analysts and students of social science. It should also be valuable to the policymakers who wish to receive analytical and critical feedback on governance.
Author: Sir Isaac Newton
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release Date: 2016-10-20
By the Rays of Light I understand its least Parts, and those as well Successive in the same Lines, as Contemporary in several Lines. For it is manifest that Light consists of Parts, both Successive and Contemporary; because in the same place you may stop that which comes one moment, and let pass that which comes presently after; and in the same time you may stop it in any one place, and let it pass in any other. For that part of Light which is stopp'd cannot be the same with that which is let pass. The least Light or part of Light, which may be stopp'd alone without the rest of the Light, or propagated alone, or do or suffer any thing alone, which the rest of the Light doth not or suffers not, I call a Ray of Light. Refrangibility of the Rays of Light, is their Disposition to be refracted or turned out of their Way in passing out of one transparent Body or Medium into another. And a greater or less Refrangibility of Rays, is their Disposition to be turned more or less out of their Way in like Incidences on the same Medium. Mathematicians usually consider the Rays of Light to be Lines reaching from the luminous Body to the Body illuminated, and the refraction of those Rays to be the bending or breaking of those lines in their passing out of one Medium into another. And thus may Rays and Refractions be considered, if Light be propagated in an instant. But by an Argument taken from the Æquations of the times of the Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites, it seems that Light is propagated in time, spending in its passage from the Sun to us about seven Minutes of time: And therefore I have chosen to define Rays and Refractions in such general terms as may agree to Light in both cases.
Author: Paul St-Pierre
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
With contributions by researchers from India, Europe, North America and the Caribbean, In Translation Reflections, refractions, transformations touches on questions of method and on topics including copyright, cultural hybridity, globalization, identity construction, and minority languages which are important for the disciplinary development of translation studies but also of interest to other fields as well, most notably comparative literature, cultural studies and world literature. The volume provides a forum for new voices to be heard alongside those of well-established scholars and for current concerns to express themselves, often focusing on practices in areas of the world other than Europe or North America, which have until now tended to dominate the field. Acknowledging difference and celebrating it, the contributions conceive of translation as a process which reconstitutes and transforms, which brings renewal and growth, an interaction in a new context, a new reading, a new writing.
This volume of thirty articles covering a wide range of subjects related to Old Testament study is written by colleagues, friends and students of A. Graeme Auld to honour the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday.
Author: Todd Palamar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Expand your skills with complete Maya mastery Mastering Autodesk Maya is the ultimate guide to thepopular 3D animation software. Author Todd Palamar draws on hisextensive professional animation experience to help readers taketheir Maya skills to the next level. Written for those who alreadyknow the basics of this enormous program, the book covers advancedtopics and professional techniques for modeling, animation,texturing, and visual effects. Fully updated to reflect Maya's latest features, the book takesa hands-on approach to instruction, providing readers with adiverse set of tutorials designed by real-world professionals toshowcase 3D animation and visual techniques used in industrysettings. Complete and comprehensive, the book makes an excellentdesk reference for the working animator, and is an ideal resourcefor those seeking Maya certification. The unique combination ofchallenging material and practical instruction make thisone-of-a-kind guide the ultimate Maya handbook. Topics include: Animation using inverse kinematics, keyframes, anddeformers Hard surface and organic modeling Proper rigging techniques, and working with Maya Muscle Xgen, Paint Effects, and rendering with mental ray Texture mapping, compositing, nParticles, and more Virtual filmmaking and scene management The most complex skills are useless if they can't be applied, sothe book emphasizes the practical, day-to-day uses of each skill,and discusses which solutions best fit which scenario. For thecomputer animation professional seeking a more in-depth mastery ofthis popular animation program, Mastering Autodesk Maya isan excellent investment in the future of your career.
Author: Dariush Derakhshani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Learn Autodesk Maya from an award-winning insider Best-selling author, visual effects supervisor, and technical educator Dariush Derakhshani brings you a newly-updated, step-by-step guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market, Autodesk Maya. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 includes straightforward lessons, real-world examples, detailed tutorials, and downloadable project files that get you modeling and animating your own digital models and scenes right away. The book starts you with the latest CG concepts and production workflows, and then shows you how to create a solar system to help get you acquainted with the basic tool set in Maya. From there, the books helps you: Learn the Maya user interface, including menus and plug-ins Build simple animations and 3D images right away Explore polygons, modeling, and NEX tools Get started with HDRI lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects Whether you're new to 3D or migrating from another 3D application, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 will kick-start your creativity and get you up and running with Maya. Author Derakhshani has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and numerous commercials and music videos.