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Author: Marijn Haverbeke
Publisher: No Starch Pre
Keywords: programming, introduction, modern, javascript, eloquent
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2011-01-27
ISBN-10: 1593272820
ISBN-13: 9781593272821

JavaScript is the language of the Web, and it’s at the heart of every modern website from the lowliest personal blog to the mighty Google Apps. Though it’s simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it’s a flexible and complex language, capable of much more than the showy tricks most programmers use it for. Eloquent JavaScript goes beyond the cut-and-paste scripts of the recipe books and teaches you to write code that’s elegant and effective. You’ll start with the basics of programming, and learn to use variables, control structu

Author: William A. Christian
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: christ, reign, republic, spanish, visionaries
Number of Pages: 568
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 0520200403
ISBN-13: 9780520200401

In June 1931, on a hillside in the Spanish Basque country, two children reported seeing the Virgin Mary. Within weeks, hundreds of seers were attracting tens of thousands of onlookers, and the nightly spectacle gave rise to others in dozens of towns across Spain. Visionaries explores the experience and the larger meaning of this wave.Immersing himself in the lives of the visionaries, William Christian retraced their steps and recreated their world. He spoke with hundreds of witnesses, who led him to caches of vision messages, diaries, clandestine publications, and eloquent photographs. He desc

Author: Thomas J. Csordas
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: religious, movement, life, ritual, charisma, creativity, language
Number of Pages: 346
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 0520204697
ISBN-13: 9780520204690

Thomas Csordas's eloquent analysis of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, part of the contemporary cultural and media phenomenon known as conservative Christianity, embraces one of the primary tasks of anthropology: to stimulate critical reflection by making the exotic seem familiar and the familiar appear strange. This story, unlike an ethnography of a little-known tribal society, is about people who are quite like everybody else but at the same time inhabit a substantially different phenomenological world.Csordas has observed and studied Charismatic groups throughout the United States. He begi

Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: Vintage
Keywords: connected, world, commons, fate, ideas, future
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2002-10-22
ISBN-10: 0375726446
ISBN-13: 9780375726446

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress.Lessig weaves the history of

Author: Yung-fa Chen
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: central, china, eastern, movement, revolution, communist, making
Number of Pages: 728
Published: 1986-04-17
ISBN-10: 0520050029
ISBN-13: 9780520050020

In this challenging work, Agnes Heller distills the essence of a political and philosophical standpoint worked out over the course of a productive and illustrious career. Containing both new and previously published pieces, this volume serves as an introduction to Heller's extensive oeuvre.Her concerns with the 'vulnerability' of modernity raise fundamental questions. Can the political, economic, and moral institutions established by the West meet the immense challenges now posed in the late twentieth century? Are we living in a world from which emotional satisfaction is disappearing? Are the

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: mann, thomas, heinrich, letters
Number of Pages: 478
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0520072782
ISBN-13: 9780520072787

Fortunately for us, brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann remained devoted and eloquent correspondents even while disagreeing passionately on matters literary, political, philosophical, and personal. In their correspondence, set against a shifting backdrop of locations in Europe and America, mundane concerns blend easily with astonishing artistic and critical insights. That these irrepressible siblings were among the giants of twentieth-century letters gives their exchanges unique literary and historical fascination. Beginning in Germany and Italy at the turn of the century, the letters document w

Authors: Oscar A. Romero,  James R. Brockman, henri Nouwe,
Publisher: Orbis Book
Keywords: love, violence
Number of Pages: 214
Published: 2004-02-10
ISBN-10: 1570755353
ISBN-13: 9781570755354

These selections from the sermons and writings of Archbishop Oscar Romero share the message of a great holy prophet of modern times. Three short years transformed Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, from a conservative defender of the status quo into one of the church’s most outspoken voices of the oppressed. Though silenced by an assassin’s bullet, his spirit—and the challenge of his life lives on. From the stirring foreword by Henri Nouwen to the last page of Romero’s text, this powerful little volume of eloquent, simple meditations never wastes a word. Yet the rea
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