The Home Library of Useful Knowledge

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge
Author: Richard S. Peale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 822
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Home Library of Useful Knowledge

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge
Author: Richard S. Peale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 822
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Home Library of Useful Knowledge

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge
Author: Richard S. Peale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 822
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shaping Information

Shaping Information
Author: Charles Kostelnick,Michael Hassett,Departmen Charles Kostelnick (Professor and Chair
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780809325023
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping Information Book Excerpt:

From charts, texts, and graphs to illustrations, icons, and screens, we live in an information age saturated with visual language. Yet the underlying principles that provide structure for visual language have long eluded scholars of rhetoric, design, and engineering. To function as a language that reliably conveys meaning, visual language must embody codes that normalize its practices among both the designers who employ it and the readers who interpret it. In this wide-ranging analysis, Charles Kostelnick and Michael Hassett demonstrate how visual language in professional communication?text design, data displays, illustrations?is shaped by conventional practices that are invented, codified, and modified by users in visual discourse communities. Drawing on rhetorical theory, design studies, and a broad array of historical and contemporary examples, Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions explores the processes by which conventions evolve and proliferate and shows how conventions serve as the medium that designers use to shape, stabilize, and streamline visual information. Kostelnick and Hassett extend contemporary theories that define rhetoric as a social act, arguing that visual conventions also thrive within discourse communities and are fragile forms that vary widely in their longevity and scope. Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions is a thorough guide for scholars, teachers and practitioners of rhetoric and business and technical communication and for professionals in engineering, science, design, and business.

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge Complete Cyclopedia of Reference Historical Biographical Scientific and Statistical Embracing the Most Impro

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge  Complete Cyclopedia of Reference  Historical  Biographical  Scientific and Statistical  Embracing the Most Impro
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: Rarebooksclub.com
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230000763
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge Complete Cyclopedia of Reference Historical Biographical Scientific and Statistical Embracing the Most Impro Book Excerpt:

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...or Measures 0! Capacity (Unit, Litre). 11002.1. '10 Cubic Indies. Cubic Feet. Pints. Gallons. Busluls. Millilitre, or cubic centimctre................. 0.06103.. 0.000035.. 0.00176.. 0.0002201.. 0.0000275 Centilitre, 10 cubic centimetres................ 0.61027.. 0.000353.. 0.01761.. 0.0022010.. 0.0002751 Decilitre, 100 cubic centimetres................ 6.10271.. 0.003532.. 0. 17608.. 0.0220097.. 0.0027512 LITRE, or cubic Decimetre.................... 61.02705.. 0.035317.. 1.76077.. 0.220096.. 0.0275121 Decalitre, or Centistcre....................... 610.2705: .. 0.353166.. 17.6077.. 2.2009663.. 0.2751203 Hectolitre, or Decistere....................... 6,102.70515.. 3.5316 8.. 1-76.07734.. 22.o096677.. 2.7512085 Kilolitre, or Stere, 01-cubic metre............. 61,027.o5152.. 35.316501.. 1,760.77341.. 22o.0966767.. 27.512084 Myrialitre, or Decastere....................... 610,270.51519.. 353.165 7 3, 17.607-73414.. 2,200.9667675.. 2754208459 hfeasures 0! Weight (Unit, Gramme). ' EQUAL 1'0 Grairxs. Troy 0: . Avoirdupais Lbs. Cwt. of 112 Lbs.' Tans! Milligramme............................ 0.01543.. 0.000032. 0.0000022.. 0.0000000.. 0.0000000 Cenhgramme................................. 0.15432.. 0.000322.. 0.0000220.. 0.0000002.. 0.0000000 Decigramme.................................. _ 1.54323.. 0.003215.. 0.00022.. 0.0000020.. 0-0000001 GRAMME..................................... 15.43235.. 0.032151.. 0.002204.. 0.000019.. 0 0000010 Decagramme................................. 154.32.. 0.321507.. 0.0220462.. 0.0001.. 0. 3 Hectogramme................................. 1,543.234.. 3.215073. 0.22 621. 0.0019684.. 0 Kil0gramme............................... 15,432... 32.150727. 2-204 113--0-01953-'ll--3...

Yearning for the New Age

Yearning for the New Age
Author: Diane Sasson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0253001773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearning for the New Age Book Excerpt:

This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th-century America is a study of a search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a "rebel girl" from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author ofLadies of the White House, which secured her financial independence. Promoted to associate editor of theBrooklyn Daily Eagle, she gave readings and lectures and became involved in progressive women's causes, the temperance movement, and theosophy -- even travelling to Europe to meet Madame Blavatsky, the movement's leader, and writing for the theosophist newspaperThe Word. In the early 1870s, she began a correspondence with Eldress Anna White of the Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, with whom she shared belief in pacifism, feminism, vegetarianism, and cremation. Attracted by the simplicity of Shaker life, she eventually bought a farm from the Canaan Shakers, where she lived and continued to write until her death in 1930. In tracing the life of this spiritual seeker, Diane Sasson underscores the significant role played by cultural mediators like Holloway-Langford in bringing new religious ideas to the American public and contributing to a growing interest in eastern religions and alternative approaches to health and spirituality that would alter the cultural landscape of the nation.

The American Library of Useful Knowledge

The American Library of Useful Knowledge
Author: Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1831
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library of Useful Knowledge Life of William Caxton Published under the superintendence of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge etc

Library of Useful Knowledge  Life of William Caxton  Published under the superintendence of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge  etc
Author: William Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1828
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Useful Knowledge Life of William Caxton Published under the superintendence of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge etc Book Excerpt:

Library of Useful Knowledge On the study and difficulties of mathematics by A De Morgan Arithmetic and algebra by Mr Parker with Examples of the processes by A De Morgan Theory of algebraical expressions by J Drinkwater Bethune A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations by R Murphy 1839

Library of Useful Knowledge  On the study and difficulties of mathematics  by A  De Morgan  Arithmetic and algebra  by Mr  Parker  with Examples of the processes  by A  De Morgan  Theory of algebraical expressions  by J  Drinkwater Bethune  A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations  by R  Murphy  1839
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Useful Knowledge On the study and difficulties of mathematics by A De Morgan Arithmetic and algebra by Mr Parker with Examples of the processes by A De Morgan Theory of algebraical expressions by J Drinkwater Bethune A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations by R Murphy 1839 Book Excerpt:

Library of Useful Knowledge On the study and difficulties of mathematics by A De Morgan arithmetic and algebra by Mr Parker with Examples of the processes by A De Morgan Theory of algebraical expressions by J Drinkwater Bethune A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations by R Murphy 1836

Library of Useful Knowledge  On the study and difficulties of mathematics  by A  De Morgan  arithmetic and algebra  by Mr  Parker  with Examples of the processes  by A  De Morgan  Theory of algebraical expressions  by J  Drinkwater Bethune  A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations  by R  Murphy  1836
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Useful Knowledge On the study and difficulties of mathematics by A De Morgan arithmetic and algebra by Mr Parker with Examples of the processes by A De Morgan Theory of algebraical expressions by J Drinkwater Bethune A treatise on the theory of algebraical equations by R Murphy 1836 Book Excerpt:

Visible Numbers

Visible Numbers
Author: Charles Kostelnick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 135153761X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visible Numbers Book Excerpt:

Bringing together scholars from around the world, this collection examines many of the historical developments in making data visible through charts, graphs, thematic maps, and now interactive displays. Today, we are used to seeing data portrayed in a dizzying array of graphic forms. Virtually any quantified knowledge, from social and physical science to engineering and medicine, as well as business, government, or personal activity, has been visualized. Yet the methods of making data visible are relatively new innovations, most stemming from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century innovations that arose as a logical response to a growing desire to quantify everything-from science, economics, and industry to population, health, and crime. Innovators such as Playfair, Alexander von Humboldt, Heinrich Berghaus, John Snow, Florence Nightingale, Francis Galton, and Charles Minard began to develop graphical methods to make data and their relations more visible. In the twentieth century, data design became both increasingly specialized within new and existing disciplines-science, engineering, social science, and medicine-and at the same time became further democratized, with new forms that make statistical, business, and government data more accessible to the public. At the close of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, an explosion in interactive digital data design has exponentially increased our access to data. The contributors analyze this fascinating history through a variety of critical approaches, including visual rhetoric, visual culture, genre theory, and fully contextualized historical scholarship.

Humanizing Visual Design

Humanizing Visual Design
Author: Charles Kostelnick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1351628232
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanizing Visual Design Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the role that human forms play in visualizing practical information and in making that information understandable, accessible, inviting, and meaningful to readers—in short, "humanizing" it. Although human figures have long been deployed in practical communication, their uses in this context have received little systematic analysis. Drawing on rhetorical theory, art history, design studies, and historical and contemporary examples, the book explores the many rhetorical purposes that human forms play in functional pictures, including empowering readers, narrating processes, invoking social and cultural identities, fostering pathos appeals, and visualizing data. The book is aimed at scholars, teachers, and practitioners in business, technical, and professional communication as well as an interdisciplinary audience in rhetoric, art and design, journalism, engineering, marketing, science, and history.

Old Style

Old Style
Author: Claudia Stokes
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 0812298160
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Style Book Excerpt:

An aesthetic of unoriginality shaped literary style and reader taste for decades of the nineteenth century. While critics in the twentieth century and beyond have upheld originality and innovation as essential characteristics of literary achievement, they were not features particularly prized by earlier American audiences, Claudia Stokes contends. On the contrary, readers were taught to value familiarity, traditionalism, and regularity. Literary originality was often seen as a mark of vulgar sensationalism and poor quality. In Old Style Stokes offers the first dedicated study of a forgotten nineteenth-century aesthetic, explicating the forms, practices, conventions, and uses of unoriginality. She focuses in particular on the second quarter of the century, when improvements in printing and distribution caused literary markets to become flooded with new material, and longstanding reading practices came under threat. As readers began to prefer novelty to traditional forms, advocates openly extolled unoriginality in an effort to preserve the old literary ways. Old Style examines this era of significant literary change, during which a once-dominant aesthetic started to give way to modern preferences. If writing in the old style came to be associated with elite conservatism—a linkage that contributed to its decline in the twentieth century—it also, paradoxically provided marginalized writers—people of color, white women, and members of the working class—the literary credentials they needed to enter print. Writing in the old style could affirm an aspiring author's training, command of convention, and respectability. In dismissing unoriginality as the literary purview of the untalented or unambitious, Stokes cautions, we risk overlooking something of vital importance to generations of American writers and readers.

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge and Handy Business Manual

The Home Library of Useful Knowledge and Handy Business Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1906
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Race

Race
Author: Thomas F. Gossett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1997-08-14
ISBN: 0190282681
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Book Excerpt:

When Thomas Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared in 1963, it explored the impact of race theory on American letters in a way that anticipated the investigation of race and culture being conducted today. Bold, rigorous, and broad in scope, Gossett's book quickly established itself as a critical resource to younger scholars seeking a candid, theoretically sophisticated treatment of race in American cultural history. Here, reprinted without change, is Gossett's classic study, making available to a new generation of scholars a lucid, accessibly written volume that ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth- century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo- Saxonism, westward expansion, Social Darwinism, xenophobia, World War I, and modern racial theory. Featuring a new afterword by the author, an introduction by series editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Arnold Rampersad, and a bibliographic essay by Maghan Keita, this indispensable book, whose first edition helped change the way scholars discussed race, will richly reward scholars of American Studies, American Literature, and African-American Studies.

Bent s Literary Advertiser and Register of Engravings Works on the Fine Arts

Bent s Literary Advertiser and Register of Engravings  Works on the Fine Arts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1844
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Monthly Literary Advertiser

The Monthly Literary Advertiser
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quarterly Review London

The Quarterly Review  London
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1849
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society

Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society
Author: Kansas State Historical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Kansas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society Book Excerpt:

1st-6th biennial reports of the society, 1875-88, included in v. 1-4.

Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society

Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society
Author: Kansas State Historical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Kansas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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