The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061807605
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professor and the Madman Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman “is the linguistic detective story of the decade.” (William Safire, New York Times Magazine) This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-07-05
ISBN: 9780060839789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professor and the Madman Book Excerpt:

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professor and the Madman Book Excerpt:

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman  A Tale of Murder  Insanity  and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1504044231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Professor and the Madman tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Winchester’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester: Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman is the remarkable tale of two Victorian-era scholars, the English language, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Recounting the unlikely bond between a criminally insane American Civil War veteran and the renowned Scottish editor of the OED, the enchanting story of their relationship illuminates the decades of the dictionary’s compilation—from A to Z. Wittily eloquent and historically incisive, The Professor and the Madman is the portrait of a friendship and, by extension, of the greatest dictionary ever created in the English language. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Summary of Simon Winchester s The Professor and the Madman

Summary of Simon Winchester s The Professor and the Madman
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-07-16T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Simon Winchester s The Professor and the Madman Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Murder is the most heinous form of criminal homicide. It is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. In English, murder is legally defined as the wilful murder of a human being. #2 In Victorian London, even in a place as crime-ridden as Lambeth Marsh, the sound of gunshots was a rare event. The marsh was a dark and sinister place, but the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime was still considered un-British. #3 Lambeth is a district in London that was home to the Lambeth Tragedy, which occurred in the early 1900s. It was a place of warehouses, tenant shacks, and miserable rows of ill-built houses. #4 George and Eliza Merrett were a couple from the countryside who moved to London. They met at a farm show in the Cotswolds, and vowed to leave together for the immeasurable possibilities offered by London. They first lived in north London, and in 1867, they moved to Lambeth.

The Professor Challenger Chronicles A Collection of Works

The Professor Challenger Chronicles  A Collection of Works
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1473360560
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professor Challenger Chronicles A Collection of Works Book Excerpt:

These early works by Arthur Conan Doyle were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Professor Challenger series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
Author: Winchester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three Volume Set Print

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three Volume Set  Print
Author: Phillip A. Laplante
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1522
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN: 1351249266
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three Volume Set Print Book Excerpt:

Software engineering requires specialized knowledge of a broad spectrum of topics, including the construction of software and the platforms, applications, and environments in which the software operates as well as an understanding of the people who build and use the software. Offering an authoritative perspective, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering cover the entire multidisciplinary scope of this important field. More than 200 expert contributors and reviewers from industry and academia across 21 countries provide easy-to-read entries that cover software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, quality control, and software engineering management tools and methods. Editor Phillip A. Laplante uses the most universally recognized definition of the areas of relevance to software engineering, the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®), as a template for organizing the material. Also available in an electronic format, this encyclopedia supplies software engineering students, IT professionals, researchers, managers, and scholars with unrivaled coverage of the topics that encompass this ever-changing field. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

Professor And The Madman

Professor And The Madman
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1999-09-01
ISBN: 9780606306973
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professor And The Madman Book Excerpt:

Hailed by the "New York Times" as "a fascinating, spicy, learned tale, " this runaway national bestseller takes an extraordinary look into literary genius, madness, and the making of the"Oxford English Dictionary."

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

The Surgeon of Crowthorne
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780141037714
Category: Criminally insane
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Surgeon of Crowthorne Book Excerpt:

Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the compiler of the first Oxford English Dictionary, and his most valued helper: Dr Minor of Crowthorne, who was also a homicidal lunatic, confined to Broadmoor asylum for murder. This is an enthralling and beautifully written work of literary detection.

Professor and the Madman CDN edition

Professor and the Madman   CDN edition
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-08-25
ISBN: 9780060955397
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professor and the Madman CDN edition Book Excerpt:

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. This audio also includes a conversation between Simon Winchester and John Simpson, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary

Indexes

Indexes
Author: The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 022652499X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indexes Book Excerpt:

Preparing an index for a book or other type of publication is a specialized skill. This volume presents the chapter from The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition devoted to best practices for preparing and editing indexes as well as current standards for style and format of indexes. Thoroughly updated, it is an indispensable guide for anyone involved in preparing an index.

Indexes

Indexes
Author: University of Chicago Press Staff
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-10-15
ISBN: 0226836150
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indexes Book Excerpt:

This volume contains all the material from The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition that relates to indexes and the work of indexing. Thoroughly updated to reflect current accepted practices, it is an indispensable guide for anyone preparing an index.

Intralingual Translation of British Novels

Intralingual Translation of British Novels
Author: Linda Pillière
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 1350151890
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intralingual Translation of British Novels Book Excerpt:

Building on an upsurge of interest in the Americanisation of British novels triggered by the Harry Potter series, this book explores the various ways that British novels, from children's fiction to travelogues and Book Prize winners, have been adapted and rewritten for the US market. Drawing on a vast corpus of over 80 works and integrating the latest research in multimodality and stylistics, Linda Pillière analyses the modifications introduced to make British English texts more culturally acceptable and accessible to the American English reader. From paratextual differences in cover, illustrations, typeface and footnotes to dialectal changes to lexis, tense, syntax and punctuation, Pillière explores the sociocultural and ideological pressures involved in intralingual translation and shows how the stylistic effects of such changes – including loss of meaning, voice, rhythm and word play – often result in a more muted American edition. In doing so, she reveals how homing in on numerous small adjustments can provide fascinating insights into the American publishing process and readership.

The Madman of Freedom Square

The Madman of Freedom Square
Author: Hassan Blasim
Publsiher: Comma Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madman of Freedom Square Book Excerpt:

**Long-Listed for the 2010 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize** From hostage-video makers in Baghdad, to human trafficking in the forests of Serbia, institutionalised paranoia in the Saddam years, to the nightmares of an exile trying to embrace a new life in Amsterdam... Blasim’s stories present an uncompromising view of the West's relationship with Iraq, spanning over twenty years and taking in everything from the Iran-Iraq War through to the Occupation, as well as offering a haunting critique of the post-war refugee experience. Blending allegory with historical realism, and subverting readers’ expectations in an unflinching comedy of the macabre, these stories manage to be both phantasmagoric and shockingly real, light in touch yet steeped in personal nightmare. For all their despair and darkness, though, what lingers more than the haunting images of war, or the insanity of those who would benefit from it, is the spirit of defiance, the indefatigable courage of those few characters keeping faith with what remains of human intelligence. Together these stories represent the first major literary work about the war from an Iraqi perspective. 'Perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive...' – The Guardian, 12 Jun 10.

Deep Listening

Deep Listening
Author: Robert E. Haskell, Ph.D.
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN: 1607528495
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Listening Book Excerpt:

What do we really mean when we make embarrassing mistakes in conversation? Is there such a thing as inadvertent insult or a slip of the tongue? Exploring outside influences and the connections to our dream world, Dr. Robert Haskell guides us through the fascinating terrain of the unconscious, showing how our minds use feelings, sounds, and language to simultaneously hide and reveal what we secretly think and feel. Filled with intriguing and amusing illustrations from every day life, Deep Listening provides the key to unlocking the real feelings and meanings behind our interactions with family, friends, and coworkers.

The Professor Was a Thief

The Professor Was a Thief
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publsiher: Galaxy Press LLC
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009-07-08
ISBN: 1592126049
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professor Was a Thief Book Excerpt:

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Empire State Building has vanished into thin air! Gone, too, are Grant’s Tomb and Grand Central Station, and all hell is breaking loose in New York City! What’s the story? One grizzled old newspaper reporter known simply as Pop is on top of it ... and better stay there, because his livelihood is on the line. If Pop fails to get to the bottom of the vanishing landmarks, his job will disappear as well—and land in the hands of the newspaper publisher’s son-in-law. Any cub reporter could find a someone breaking the laws of the city, but tracking down a suspect who’s breaking the laws of physics is a different story altogether. But Pop’s like a dog with a bone, and he won’t let go until he gets at the truth ... no matter how strange or astounding it is. In the end, he gets a lesson in larceny, proving that when you get down to business, size really does matter. Also features the science fiction adventures “Battle of Wizards,” in which an epic battle between science and magic unfolds with an entire planet hanging in the balance; and Hubbard'’s first published foray into science fiction and fantasy, “The Dangerous Dimension,” the story of a mathematics professor who discovers an equation that enables him to teleport anywhere he can imagine ... even if he doesn’t want to go. The city that never sleeps comes vibrantly to life as The Professor Was a Thief takes you on a magical mystery tour of one of the greatest disappearing acts ever.

Language Exploration and Awareness

Language Exploration and Awareness
Author: Larry Andrews
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1135631557
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Exploration and Awareness Book Excerpt:

"Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, Third Edition" shows English teachers how they can expand their curriculum beyond the traditional emphases on grammar and syntax, to help their students learn about many aspects of the English language, including general semantics, regional and social dialects, syntax, spelling, history of the English language, social language conventions, lexicography, and word origins. Clear, practical, and reader-friendly, the text reviews basic aspects of English language study in classrooms, then illustrates how teachers can create student-centered, inquiry-oriented activities for the learners in their classrooms. Written from a sociocultural perspective, this text stresses the uses of authentic language as it is used by real people for real purposes in diverse social contexts. Changes in the Third Edition are: all chapters have been thoroughly updated to address new developments in the world and in the field of English and language arts education; the chapters in Section II include new Student Explorations - activities designed by pre- and in-service teachers that readers can use with students in their classrooms; and new in this edition are references throughout several chapters to Web sites that instructors and students will find useful. This text is intended as text for undergraduate and master's level English language arts courses on the pedagogies of language teaching, and as an introduction to language or introduction to linguistics courses - particularly those emphasizing language study from a sociocultural perspective; and for courses preparing teachers of English as a new language. The text is also intended as a resource for current classroom teachers.

Doctors of Another Calling

Doctors of Another Calling
Author: David K. C. Cooper
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1611494672
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctors of Another Calling Book Excerpt:

The medical profession is rich in those who have made names for themselves outside of medicine. The fields of literature, exploration, business, sport, entertainment, and beyond abound with doctors whose interests lie outside medicine. This book, largely written by members of the medical profession, examines the efforts of doctors in non-medical fields. The doctors discussed here are those who are, or were, well-known to the public for their contributions to their non-medical fields of choice. In many cases, the public may have been unaware that a subject was medically qualified. This book provides wide-ranging and comprehensive biographical sketches of forty-two doctors who are best known to the public for their contributions to fields outside of medicine.

Liberation by Oppression

Liberation by Oppression
Author: Thomas Szasz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351508784
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberation by Oppression Book Excerpt:

Originally called mad-doctoring, psychiatry began in the seventeenth century with the establishing of madhouses and the legal empowering of doctors to incarcerate persons denominated as insane. Until the end of the nineteenth century, every relationship between psychiatrist and patient was based on domination and coercion, as between master and slave. Psychiatry, its emblem the state mental hospital, was a part of the public sphere, the sphere of coercion.The advent of private psychotherapy, at the end of the nineteenth century, split psychiatry in two: some patients continued to be the involuntary inmates of state hospitals; others became the voluntary patients of privately practicing psychotherapists. Psychotherapy was officially defined as a type of medical treatment, but actually was a secular-medical version of the cure of souls. Relationships between therapist and patient, Thomas Szasz argues, was based on cooperation and contract, as is relationships between employer and employee, or, between clergyman and parishioner. Psychotherapy, its emblem the therapist's office, was a part of the private sphere, the contract.Through most of the twentieth century, psychiatry was a house divided-half-slave, and half-free. During the past few decades, psychiatry became united again: all relations between psychiatrists and patients, regardless of the nature of the interaction between them, are now based on actual or potential coercion. This situation is the result of two major ""reforms"" that deprive therapist and patient alike of the freedom to contract with one another: Therapists now have a double duty: they must protect all mental patients-involuntary and voluntary, hospitalized or outpatient, incompetent or competent-from themselves. They must also protect the public from all patients.Persons designated as mental patients may be exempted from responsibility for the deleterious consequences of their own behavior if it is attributed to mental illne