In Two Bits, Christopher M. Kelty investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software but also music, film, science, and education. Free Software is a set of practices devoted to the collaborative creation of software source code that is made openly and freely available through an unconventional use of copyright law.
As a result of researches in the field of Babylonian-Assyrian divination, now extending over a number of
years, it may be definitely said that apart from the large class of miscellaneous omens, the Babylonians
and Assyrians developed chiefly three methods of divination into more or less elaborate systems--divination
through the inspection of the liver of a sacrificial animal or Hepatoscopy, through the observation of the
movements in the heavens or Astrology, (chiefly directed to the moon and the planets but also to the sun and
the prominent stars and constellations), and through...
This text examines the contexts in which classical statuary was made and displayed, and restores its former cultural significance. It explains the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture, and traces its production from the 8th century BC to the Hellenistic period. The author explores the effects the culture of heroes had on sculpture and the faith in deities in human form. Also examined are the causes of the "Greek Revolution", when sculptors discovered how to portray the human form more naturally....
In many parts of the world the primary source of animal protein for humans is finfish. The
intensive culture of finfish has grown significantly since the 1980s partly because of the
dramatic decline in the natural fish stocks and the increase in fish consumption by the
ever-increasing population. For example, the worldwide consumption of fish between
1990 and 1997 increased by 30% while the capture fisheries increased only by 9%.
Henning Eichberg’s publications are many and varied: ‘brilliant and prolific’,
according to the influential American sports historian, Allen Guttmann (1988,
p. 209). His longest (and some would say his most significant) works have
been published in German and Danish (Eichberg 1973, 1978, 1988; Eichberg
and Jespersen 1985), and it is mainly in the form of articles that his work has
appeared in English. Some of these papers are readily accessible; others are
scattered in journals and somewhat obscure collections and conference
proceedings across a very wide disciplinary spectrum.
Spirulina are multicellular and filamentous blue-green microalgae belonging to two separate genera Spirulina and Arthrospira and consists of about 15 species. Of these, Arthrospira platensis is the most common and widely available spirulina and most of the published research and public health decision refers to this specific species. It grows in water, can be harvested and processed easily and has significantly high macro- and micronutrient contents. In many countries of Africa, it is used as human food as an important source of protein and is collected from natural water, dried and eaten....
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation,
promotes an open international trade and investment system and the
market economy. Our conviction that trade is a powerful force for peace and
prosperity dates from our earliest years, when the small group of business leaders
who founded ICC called themselves ‘the merchants of peace ’.
The main objective of the project is to develop and expand clam technology (production of seeds and livestock) to sustain the livelihoods of poor farmers in coastal North Central Province and develop a management strategy contributes sustainable water use clam aquaculture to improve the use of wastewater tomtrang camp. Significant progress has been made in this section. Key findings are listed below.
People often wear their causes on their t-shirts, in their choice of traditional attire or other garments, or by way of specific costumes, pieces of jewellery or particular accessories. In Was it something I wore? Dress; identity; materiality, the contributors explore the construction and performance of personal and social identities.
There is a whole genre of “celebrity” biography that focuses on the
rich and famous, the influential, or the notorious, and within this
category an entire sub-genre devoted to movie-stars and other Hol-
lywood types. They can range from the sleazy and sensational to the
more complex, hefty literary film studies, or historical biography—
the latter varieties seeking to situate the biographical subjects in the
social, cultural, or literary context of the times in which they lived,
without sparing the gossip.
Today’s society is fascinated by crime. Crime and deviance have
taken on a cultural significance they never previously had. As a
result, crime is a hot topic in the media and one that leads people to
be continually exposed to criminal events, portrayals of those who
commit them, and the suffering of victims. Most of the crime we
experience, we experience vicariously. But the bias in crime reporting
is such that it is easy to get the wrong idea about the reality of crime.
If we live, we die. It is that simple and that complex. If we love someone
or even like him or her a lot, it hurts when he or she dies, and we feel a
sense of loss. Sometimes the hurt is manageable and we are able to
regroup, rebound, and move on with our lives, holding on to memories
or feelings about the dead person. Sometimes we are not able to move
forward, getting immersed in the sadness and pain of our loss. Fortunately,
there are people who are trained to help those who get stuck on
their journey from loss....
Biodiversity forms patterns not just across space, but also across time. New species
emerge, old ones become extinct; rates of diversification speed up and slow down.
These long-term patterns in evolution get their start in the generation-to-
generation processes of natural selection, genetic drift, and reproductive isolation.
When a lineage of organisms evolves over a few million years, these processes
can potentially produce a wide range of patterns (see ). Natural selec-
tion may produce a significant change in a trait such as body size, for example.
The science of conserving artworks and other items of cultural significance has undergone considerable
change since 1982 when this series was instigated, mostly involving the development or application of new
materials or techniques. Their understanding by conservators, restorers and students continues, nonetheless,
to depend on familiarity with the underlying scientific principles which do not change and which are clearly
explained in these books.
The purpose of this study: The general purpose of this dissertation is to research of the relationship between the organizational culture and the incentive system. The study will answer the questions whether the organizational culture has significant influences on the incentive system, including frequency of incentive use, parity or equity allocation principle.
t he idea for a book on the ethical and metaphorical aspects of communicating
the biosciences emerged from a chance encounter between three people in June
2006 at the Euroscience Open Forum in Munich. Rick Borchelt (Communications
Director, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Berman Bioethics Institute, USA)
gave a paper entitled ‘n arratives of humility’, inspired in part by a 2003 paper by
Sheila Jasanoff on technologies of humility (reprinted in this volume).
British people have seen a sample of US public broadcasting that has been so bad that it
features as a snippet in humorous mainstream programmes. With the exception of the
handful of RSLs the impression of the majority of British people is that community based
television is so dire that no one will watch it and it has no value.
In contrast to the UK, Germany has a significantly better track record, and local stations
in the USA do actually form part of a comprehensive service.
The market capitalization, GDP information and market capitalization to GDP ratio is presented
in table1. Also figure 1 shows the trend in the market size between 1996 and 2004. It can be seen from
the table and the figure that the stock market size increased from 1996 to 2002 and then fluctuated
slightly from 2002 to 2004. In April 2002 Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) got listed and the
data show that its impact on the stock market size has been enormous. It had a market concentration of
and this is the reason for the significant increase in...
This analysis will serve as a starting point for us to focus on a broader subject. In fact, the study of
the careers of the figures involved allows us to discuss the way in which cultural flows between
centre and periphery work, taking as an example the musical scenes of France and Brazil in the
1920s. With the help of this empirical material, we can identify the social practices and mechanisms
through which the social positions of these figures were supported and their differences legitimized.
As a prelude to formal training in therapeutic patient education* an
introductory course is recommended to motivate interested prospec-
tive candidates and inform them about the nature and significance of
the subject. Two levels of training in therapeutic patient education*
are in use: basic and postbasic.
Basic training concerns the practice of therapeutic patient educa-
tion*. It is directed mainly at those who treat patients who need to
learn how to manage their disease.