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Motivation And Effort In Buddhist Soteriology: Suffering and its O...

By: Mahaviveka

Suffering and its overcoming in light of Buddhist and evolutionary psychology.

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Unification of Fusion Theories, Rules, Filters, Image Fusion and T...

By: Florentin Smarandache

Since no fusion theory neither fusion rule fully satisfy all needed applications, the author has proposed since 2004 a Unification of Fusion Theories and a Unification / Combination of Fusion Rules in solving problems/applications. For each particular application, one selects the most appropriate fusion space and fusion model, then the rules, and algorithms of implementation. We are working in the Unification of the Fusion Theories and Rules (UFTR), which looks like a co...

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Science History of the Universe

By: Francis Rolt Wheeler

In the present volume there have been covered in a comprehensive and popular manner the various departments of Astronomy. Owing to its treatment in a definitely historical and descriptive manner, however, it may be possible to supplement the general review by a few brief statements of some of the results and problems that confront us in the actual work of the observational astronomy of to-day.

The astronomical beliefs of prehistoric man were doubt similar to those entertained by the Eskimo of the Arctic regions and the untutored tribes of Argentine' Republic, South Africa and Australia, tribes who, living only for the day, concern themselves but little with to- morrow and yesterday and care nothing about the universe...

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Prey on the Prowl (A Crime Novel)

By: BS Murthy

Even as Detective Dhruva was enamored of Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, Radha, an alleged murderess on the run, gatecrashes into his life. But when Kavya too joins him after her man was poisoned there ensues the tussle of a love triangle, which gets unraveled in a poignant end, but not before a series of murders. So, then who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of sus...

Prey on the Prowl That June evening, the crimson sun gave in to the dark monsoon clouds to let them end its long summer reign over the Deccan skies. What with the thickening clouds thundering in triumph, Dhruva woke up from his siesta, and by the time he moved into the portico of his palatial bungalow at 9, Castle Hills, the skies had opened up to shower its sprawling lawns. It was as if the eagerness of the rainfall matched the longing of the parched soil to receive it...

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Century Sentence 2020 version

By: xuechun xu; xuechun xu

Brief Introduction of the Book 2020.2 The book records my comments about all events in the world in the form of diary. Every event documented and reviewed has been based on political affairs in a contemporary age. Our age now has entered a particular period in which traditional religion has failed in its attempt to adjust the relation between men as usual. Human beings therefore are exposed to a great risk. I have been given a sign from God to help human beings...

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Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii

By: S. M. Kamakau

In 1961 the first edition of the English translation of Samuel Kamakau's Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii was published by Kamehameha Schools Press. Many contributed to make its publication possible. A group of Hawaiian scholars was first selected by the trustees of Bishop Museum to translate Kamakau's florid literary style into readable English. The group included Mary Kawena Pukui, Thomas G. Thrum, Lahilahi Webb, Emma Davidson Taylor, and John Wise. Mary Kawena Pukui then revie...

Many famous chiefs, mentioned in Hawaiian history, were descended from Hana-laa-nui. The ruling chiefs (noho alii) of Hawaii were of that particular lineage (mookuauhau), and with additions from those of the other islands, the genealogy of Hawaii's chiefs and their ancestors was made complete. Umi-a-Liloa [that is, Umi-son-of-Liloa] was a famous chief, and the reason for his fame was that it was he who united all of the districts of Hawaii through wars. The kingdom beca...

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La Transformación

By: Miguel Argentino Pérez Gaudio

Considerar las informaciones, no como un servicio retórico de palabras, sonidos e imágenes amontonadas, sino como un servicio de mensajes, que se elaboran aportando noticias, daros, opiniones, como alimento intelectual, moral y espiritual para la vida de las personas. Ello requiere de una sólida preparación profesional, más allá de lo empírico, recalificando el rol profesional en la dimensión de un operador cultural, líder y gesto y de las informaciones, autónomo y au...

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Aia He Kaheka

By: Wíllíam H. Wílson

Aha Punana LeoHe ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i ho okumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka ho ola ana i ka olelo Hawai i a me ka ho okumu ana i na kula e a o ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula ho olu u olelo oiwi mua loa ho i o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka ho ololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawai i, ua lawe ia ke ki ina ho ona aua...

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Hawaii Place Names

By: Esther Mookini

In this latest book, John Clark, author of the highly regarded "Beaches of Hawaii" series, gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawaii place names associated with the ocean—the names of shores, beaches, and other sites where people fish, swim, dive, surf, and paddle. Significant features and landmarks on or near shores, such as fishponds, monuments, shrines, reefs, and small islands, are also included. The names of surfing sites are the most nu...

In 1966 the University of Hawaii Press published the first edition of Place Names of Hawaii. Written by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert, it contained 1,125 entries, all of which were place names in the Hawaiian language. In 1974 the press published the second edition by Pukui, Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini. It contained some four thousand entries, and this time it included place names in English and other languages. This edition, in the words of the authors, provi...

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Родени Убийци

By: Куентин Тарантино
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El silencio

By: Valentino Valentino

El silencio y sus significaciones

Existe algo más tétrico que el pánico: es el silencio. Un hombre puede aguantarlo todo, el ataque de las fuerzas de la naturaleza, el capricho de los dioses, la entropía sin control del Cosmos, pero no el insufrible silencio. En la Prehistoria, el hombre mataba a seres infinitamente superiores y más grandes que él; sometía a mamuts, osos, cisnes, buitres, para hacer flautas de sus huesos y evitar con ello el duro silencio y así ganarle la batalla. Algunos encuentran e...

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Leopardi and Schopenhauer : an English translation of "Leonardi e ...

By: Francesco De Sanctis; Thomas Haskell Simpson

possibly the first English translation of this interesting work by great literary critic Francesco De Sanctis, one of the fathers of the Italian national independence movement, later the young nation's Minister of Public Instruction, and author of a crucial history of Italian literature.

"...Hegel is the greatest sinner, because the public’s head can't make room for intellectual intuition. With his dialectical process, Hegel gave an appearance of harmony to this philosophical monstrosity. He was its designer and architect, making the original sin durable. So Schopenhauer tore him to pieces. Charlatan, insipid, stupid, nauseating, an ignoramus whose shamelessness was touted as wisdom by cowardly followers; the true author of our century’s intellectua...

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The Early Mapping of Hawai'I

By: Gary L. Fitzpatrick

The cartographic history of Hawaii began with the arrival of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer and chartmaker, in 1778. Between then and the mid-19th century, visitors to HawaiI produced a rich assortment of charts and maps depicting the shores, harbors, towns, and volcanoes of the various islands. This volume traces the story of the mapping of HawaiI during the pivotal years in which the indigenous society was radically transformed by the peoples and ideas imp...

The Early Mapping of Hawaii is an overview of the history of the mapping of Hawaii from the time of European discovery in 1778 through the mid-19th century. Mapmaking was not an art indigenous to Hawaii; foreigners were responsible for the introduction of mapmaking in the islands. For well over seventy years, mapping in Hawaii was largely carried out by Europeans or Americans, and the early maps of Hawaii were mostly made to serve the needs of those foreigners.

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Guide to Newspapers of Hawaii, 1834-2000

By: Helen G. Chapin

The newspapers of Hawaii form a unique role in the history of Hawaii and of American journalism. In a period of 165 years, from 1834, when American Protestant missionaries introduced the Hawaiian language Lama Hawaii (Hawaiian Luminary), to the present, newspapers have spanned the history of Hawaii from its status as an independent nation, a republic, and a U. S. territory, to its position as a state. By newspapers, I mean publications that have titles and mastheads,...

There are several ways to classify newspapers. In Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawaii (University of Hawaii Press, 1996), I placed newspapers within four major categories: establishment, opposition (or alternative), official, and independent. Establishment papers represent the mainstream or dominant power. Alternative or opposition publications voice anti-establishment or countervailing views. Official papers, the third type, are sponsored by government...

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Creative Power of the Flower of Life

By: Marko Tapio Manninen

This is my second book that intends to discover the history of the Flower of Life symbol. Now my main focus is on the interpretation of the symbol and on meanings attached to it throughout the history, starting from the Near East Bronze Age until our days. The reader is expected to be familiar with basics of the Flower of Life geometry. Elementary knowledge of the ancient Near East history and history of mathematics is helpful. Knowledge of visual arts, geometry, and ...

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Bonhomie : Beautifully yours: Beautifully yours

By: Chakrapani Raman Selvaraj; Chakrapani Raman Selvaraj

The very POWER rests in the hands of we Readers to Whom the others are following like poets, orator,writers, essayist to carry forward the legacy of their own. The very POWER rests in the hands of we Readers to Whom the others are following like poets, orator,writers, essayist to carry forward the legacy of their own.

Beautiful things are going to change , only things done beautifully to the larger good of the world would last for ever.

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Dragoste cu valeriană. Galateae Epistulae ad Florentinum

By: Florentin Smarandache

O colecție de epistole de dragoste cu arome de valeriană, expediate de Galatea. Valeriana (Valeriana officinalis), denumită și odolean, năvalnic, gușa-porumbelului sau iarba-pisicii, este investită cu însușiri magice de tradiția populară, una dintre cele mai eficiente remedii în tratarea tulburărilor emoționale, precum și a bolilor fizice asociate lor. Pygmalion, regele Ciprului, nemulțumit de vanitatea și promiscuitatea femeilor din împărăția sa, renunță să-și ca...

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Scientific and Islamic Reasons for Growing a Beard

By: Dr. Gohar Mushtaq

Topics Scientific reasons for growing the beard, beard in quran, sunnah, hadeeth, islamic fiqh, reasons for the rise of beardless culture among Muslims, why grow a beard, scientific research done by social psychologists which shows that the presence of a beard on man’s face makes him appear more attractive, intellectual, honest and heroic both in the eyes of women as well as men. In the beard, there is attraction, protection and perfection for men, interesting stories ab...

The beard is a part of the male anatomy which beautifies, gives respectability and adorns the man. Dr. Daniel G. Freedman, at the University of Chicago (U.S.A.), did research on the survival value of the male beardedness. To test his theory, Dr. Freedman and his graduate students asked a group of undergraduates about their feelings about beardedness by giving them questionnaires as well as interviewing them. One of the graduate students further interviewed seven women a...

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He Wahi Moolelo No Na Lawaia Ma Kapalilua, Kona Hema, Hawaii

By: Kepa Maly

A collection of historical accounts and oral history interviews with elder Kama'ainan fisher-people from the Kapalilua region of South Kona, island of Hawai'i.

This volume, compiled at the request of Scott Atkinson on behalf of The Nature Conservancy, includes excerpts from selected historical records and oral history interviews with elder kamaaina of the Kapalilua region of South Kona on the island of Hawaii. The area traditionally identified as Kapalilua extends from the Kealia-Hookena section of Kona to Kaulanamauna, situated on the Kona boundary of Kau, and includes the lands of Papa, Hoopuloa, and Milolii (Figure 1). The a...

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A Brick Out of Place : My Rite Of Passage: My Rite Of Passage

By: Lamar D Gardner

Step Into A Pair Of My Shoes And Into The Life Of Lamar Dexter Gardner (P.K.A DJ 20/20). This Autobiographical Novel Was Written To Give You A Better Understanding Of My Trials, Tribulations, Strengths And My Struggles, Trying To Keep My Sanity And Focus Together Growing Up In The Mean Diverse Streets Of New York. Take A Walk With Me Through The South Bronx In The 70's. the Enlightenment Era, The Creation, Sex Abuse, Abandonment, Dealing With Death, Drugs, Suicide, A...

They say a brick house can stand for decades as long as all the bricks are in place but what if one of those brick was removed? How vulnerable does that house become? My mother was the brick that held our foundation together, and then tragically removed, we all fell down. So many things have happened in my life growing up, some funny and some sad. I find myself sitting around with people talking about my early misadventures. People told me “20 you should write a book” (2...

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