The Eye of the Lynx

The Eye of the Lynx

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  • Author: David Freedberg
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226261530
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 528

Some years ago, David Freedberg opened a dusty cupboard at Windsor Castle and discovered hundreds of vividly colored, masterfully precise drawings of all sorts of plants and animals from the Old and New Worlds. Coming upon thousands more drawings like them across Europe, Freedberg finally traced them all back to a little-known scientific organization from seventeenth-century Italy called the Academy of Linceans (or Lynxes). Founded by Prince Federico Cesi in 1603, the Linceans took as their task nothing less than the documentation and classification of all of nature in pictorial form. In this first book-length study of the Linceans to appear in English, Freedberg focuses especially on their unprecedented use of drawings based on microscopic observation and other new techniques of visualization. Where previous thinkers had classified objects based mainly on similarities of external appearance, the Linceans instead turned increasingly to sectioning, dissection, and observation of internal structures. They applied their new research techniques to an incredible variety of subjects, from the objects in the heavens studied by their most famous (and infamous) member Galileo Galilei—whom they supported at the most critical moments of his career—to the flora and fauna of Mexico, bees, fossils, and the reproduction of plants and fungi. But by demonstrating the inadequacy of surface structures for ordering the world, the Linceans unwittingly planted the seeds for the demise of their own favorite method—visual description-as a mode of scientific classification. Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, Eye of the Lynx uncovers a crucial episode in the development of visual representation and natural history. And perhaps as important, it offers readers a dazzling array of early modern drawings, from magnificently depicted birds and flowers to frogs in amber, monstrously misshapen citrus fruits, and more.


Chaucer Translator

Chaucer Translator

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  • Author: Paul Beekman Taylor
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761809647
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 209

Examines Chaucer's re-contextualizing of story and the ways in which he re-tailors old texts into new apparel. After a polemical introduction, five chapters reveal Chaucer confronting the implications of Nominalism and Realism to translation in his Canterbury Tales. The next four chapters consider "borrowings" from old texts which are put to modern use in Chaucer's stories. A final chapter sums up Chaucer's style of translation with a look at two translations from Petrarch. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


On Resurrection

On Resurrection

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  • Author: St. Albert the Great
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • ISBN: 0813233070
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 358

According to 1 Cor 15.44 and 1 Cor 15.52, the human body “is sown an animal body, [but] it will rise a spiritual body” and “the dead will rise again incorruptible, and we will be changed.” These passages prompted many questions: What is a spiritual body? How can a body become incorruptible? Where will the resurrected body be located? And, what will be the nature of its experience? Medieval theologians sought to answer such questions but encountered troubling paradoxes stemming from the conviction that the resurrected body will be an “impassible body” or constituted from “incorruptible matter.” By the thirteenth century the resurrection demanded increased attention from Church authorities, not only in response to certain popular heresies but also to calm heated debates at the University of Paris. William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris, officially condemned ten errors in 1241 and in 1244, including the proposition that the blessed in the resurrected body will not see the divine essence. In 1270 Parisian Bishop Étienne Tempier condemned the view that God cannot grant incorruption to a corruptible body, and in 1277 he rejected propositions that a resurrected body does not return as numerically one and the same, and that God cannot grant perpetual existence to a mutable, corruptible body. The Dominican scholar Albert the Great was drawn into the university debates in Paris in the 1240s and responded in the text translated here for the first time. In it, Albert considers the properties of resurrected bodies in relation to Aristotelian physics, treats the condition of souls and bodies in heaven, discusses the location and punishments of hell, purgatory, and limbo, and proposes a “limbo of infants” for unbaptized children. Albert’s On Resurrection not only shaped the understanding of Thomas Aquinas but also that of many other major thinkers.


American Penny Magazine, and Family Newspaper

American Penny Magazine, and Family Newspaper

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  • Category : American literature
  • Languages : en
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System of Diseases of the Eye

System of Diseases of the Eye

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  • Author: William Fisher Norris
  • Publisher:
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  • Category : Electronic books
  • Languages : en
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Behaviour and ecology of the Eurasian lynx

Behaviour and ecology of the Eurasian lynx

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  • Author: Vadim Sidorovich
  • Publisher: PUBLISHING HOUSE "FOUR QUARTERS"
  • ISBN: 9855815157
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 345

This scientific book gives the results of the long-term studies on the Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in Belarus, mainly in Naliboki Forest and Paazierre Forest. Population structure, breeding, diet and prey supply as well as the variety of behavioural traits were considered. Among behavioural questions there were investigated sociality, hunting modes, mating and denning behaviour, territorial marking, sheltering and interspecific interference. The monograph presents not only the regional aspects of lynx biology, but also includes many new findings for the Eurasian lynx overall.


Rabbits For Dummies

Rabbits For Dummies

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  • Author: Connie Isbell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111969678X
  • Category : Pets
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 320

Choose the right rabbit for you Train your bunny and deal with behavior problems Prevent and treat illnesses Your guide to being a responsible rabbit owner Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide gives you everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with, and love a rabbit. Find detailed breed descriptions, information on organic cuisine, helpful top ten lists, and more. You can even teach your bunny to perform tricks! From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your furry friend, discover a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (and you) hopping with joy. Inside... The latest on housing, cleaning, and feeding How to think like a rabbit Games to play with your bunny How to live with an indoor rabbit A bunch of bunny resources Ten signs that require emergency action


The Wild Mammals of Wisconsin

The Wild Mammals of Wisconsin

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  • Author: Charles A. Long
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • ISBN: 9546423130
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 544


'Only Connect'

'Only Connect'

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  • Author: William C. Lubenow
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 1783270462
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 315

In nineteenth-century Britain, learned societies and clubs became contested sites in which a new kind of identity was created: the charisma and persona of the scholar, of the intellectual.


Lynxes

Lynxes

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  • Author: Victor Gentle
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780836830286
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 24

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of lynxes.