2010年8月31日 星期二

Dwellings A Spiritual History of the Living World

DwellingsAn Excerpt from Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan writes poetic prose about what she has learned from nature. In this passage, she finds hope in an unlikely place.

"There are so many beginnings. In Japan, I recall, there were wildflowers that grew in the far, cool region of mountains. The bricks of Hiroshima, down below, were formed of clay from these mountains, and so the walls of houses and shops held the dormant trumpet flower seeds. But after one group of humans killed another with the explosive power of life's smallest elements split wide apart, the mountain flowers began to grow. Out of the crumbled, burned buildings they sprouted. Out of destruction and bomb heat and the falling of walls, the seeds opened up and grew. What a horrible beauty, the world going its own way, growing without us. But, perhaps this, too, speaks of survival, of hope beyond our time."

Book Review

By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

A Spiritual History of the Living World
Linda Hogan
Touchstone 09/96 Hardcover $12.00
ISBN: 0684830337

Chickasaw poet, novelist, and essayist Linda Hogan brings together 16 pieces growing out of her readings of the natural world, plants, animals, and Native American rituals. In beautiful prose that will send shivers up and down your spine, she articulates the mystical connections between Earth's relations. Hogan reflects poetically upon the language of corn and sunflowers; the fears and misapprehensions we bring to encounters with snakes, bats, and wolves; and the yearnings we all have for communication with other species.

In one of the best essays, the author writes about a sweat lodge ceremony as a ritual of healing designed to re-connect humans with "our broken-off pieces of self and world." Dwellings is contemporary wisdom literature at its capacious best — full of both soul and spirit.


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Linda Hogan - 1996 - History - 160 頁
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At Bookstore, Even Those Not Buying Regret Its End

On Monday afternoon, Jai Cha walked out of the Barnes & Noble at 66th Street and Broadway in Manhattan as he does nearly every week — without a book.

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

The 66th Street Barnes & Noble store, by Lincoln Center, has hosted readings and events focused on the performing arts.

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

The Barnes & Noble on 66th Street in Manhattan is closing next year.

“I’m just killing time,” said Mr. Cha, a 30-year-old lawyer, his hands stuffed deep in his pockets. “I’ve been coming here to read Bill Simmons’s ‘Book of Basketball,’ about a chapter at a time.”

He might have to hurry. Barnes & Noble announced on Monday that at the end of January it would close the store, a four-story space across the street from Lincoln Center that has been a neighborhood landmark since it opened nearly 15 years ago.

“We recognize that this store has been an important part of the fabric of the Upper West Side community since we opened our doors on Oct. 20, 1995,” Mary Ellen Keating, a company spokeswoman, said in a statement. “However, the current lease is at its end of term, and the increased rent that would be required to stay in the location makes it economically impossible for us to extend the lease.”

It has been a bumpy year for Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest book chain, with 720 stores. Sales and store traffic have suffered as the book business has shifted online;Amazon has held its early lead in the e-reader war; and early this month, Barnes & Noble put itself up for sale and is now in the midst of a battle for control of the company with Ronald W. Burkle, the billionaire investor.

People browsing at the Lincoln Center store on Monday lamented the loss of one of the city’s largest and most prominent bookstores, a sprawling space with a cafe on the fourth floor and an enormous music selection. For devoted theatergoers, it was a reliable site for readings and events that focused on the performing arts. (Still on the fall schedule are appearances by Patti LuPone and Elaine Paige.)

But many of those same people conceded that they have not bought as many books there as they did in the past. Some said they were more likely to browse the shelves, then head home and make purchases online. Others said they prized the store most for its sunny cafe or its magazines and other nonbook items.

“Oh, I really am sad,” said Lillian Kelly, a 70-year-old retiree, upon hearing the news that the store would close. “I love buying my greeting cards here.”

Ms. Kelly said she visited the store at least twice a week, usually heading upstairs to read magazines and to pick up a sandwich and cup of Starbucks coffee.

“They’re getting business out of me, I suppose,” she said. “Even though I’m sitting there reading magazines for free.”

Roger Hawkins, a former television news producer who was busy e-mailing on his laptop in the cafe, said he had been a Barnes & Noble member, giving him additional discounts on purchases, but let his membership lapse after he started buying audiobooks online instead. “There are other reasons that people come to this bookstore,” Mr. Hawkins said. “You don’t have park benches on the street anymore. It’s hard to find a place where you can sit down and have a cup of coffee.”

At the store’s entrance on Broadway, a steady stream of customers pushed through the revolving doors. A teenager in a turquoise T-shirt walked out, scarfing down a scone, but with no books in his hand. A couple from Tennessee paused outside the store, but decided to wander down the block to the Lincoln Square movie theater instead.

Melissa Rosati, an adjunct professor of publishing at Pace University, said she bought nearly everything online but came to the store on Monday to spend a $25 gift card on “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell.

“It’s not like I’m going to miss it that much,” she said. “There’s another Barnes & Noble on 82nd and Broadway” (the one known for helping put the beloved independent bookstore across the street from it, Shakespeare & Company, out of business 14 years ago).

Ms. Keating, the Barnes & Noble spokeswoman, said a search was under way for a new location on the Upper West Side, but she declined to provide details.

Two other Barnes & Noble stores in Manhattan, one on Astor Place and one in Chelsea, have closed in the last three years. But Barnes & Noble still has the huge store at 82nd Street, and in July 2009, it opened a 50,000-square-foot superstore at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.

One result of the book chain’s uncertain year may be that much of the old animosity toward Barnes & Noble, once seen by some residents as a corporate bully that helped squash small, independent bookstores, has lately been replaced with affection.

Monica Blum, the president of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, said she detected a change in the way people viewed big bookstores.

“It is a community gathering space,” Ms. Blum said. “I think the larger bookstores have worked hard to become those kinds of spaces.”

Dora Schulman, a shoe saleswoman who has lived in the neighborhood since the 1960s, left clutching a CD. “It’s a pity,” she said. “All the stores on my route are closing — first Tower Records, then Blockbuster, now this.”




景色优美的韦茨拉尔市位于兰河岸边,年轻的沃尔夫冈·冯·歌德(Wolfgang von Goethe)按照父亲的心愿,在帝国高等法院实习。时间是1772年。那时的歌德根本无心钻研枯燥的法律学,而是坠入爱河,钟情于已经订婚的年轻姑娘夏绿蒂·布芙(Charlotte Buff)。这是一段充满痛苦的情感经历,但它却使歌德灵感勃发,两年后创作出版了举世名作《少年维特之烦恼》。从此以后,韦茨拉尔成为与法兰克福和魏玛齐名的第三大歌德城。




1810年,歌德的著作《颜色论》正式出版发行。此书与《浮士德》类似,耗尽了歌德数十年的心血。 在知名的光学城韦茨拉尔,奥利弗·麦耶尔·艾伦特(Oliver Meyer-Ellendt)亲自担任导演,将歌德的《颜色论》以非常轻快消遣的方式搬上了戏剧舞台,并取名为"色彩本质"。



"我们穿越韦茨拉尔老城,追随歌德和与其同代人的足迹,穿越歌德与色彩打交道的年代。 "


如果歌德没有从自己的小小实验中发现伟大的科学家牛顿的推论错误的话,就不是歌德了。在每次展示自己的新发现时,歌德总是非常自信地大声对在场的观众说:"看啊,牛顿完全弄错了: 纯粹的白光会形成光谱,分解为各种颜色?实在是太愚蠢了!这怎么可能呢,每一种颜色都比白光的颜色更深。"歌德对颜色本质的理解完全不同于牛顿。歌德认为,颜色是亮光与黑暗共同作用的结果。歌德在自己的著作里对这一论点进行了详细地阐述。






严格地说,歌德和牛顿对光的理解如今都已过时。根据量子物理学的原理,光并非由粒子组成,而是一个整体。自19世纪以来,德国诸多大型光学企业就在韦茨拉尔扎根,如同莱兹(Leitz)和亨索尔特(Hensoldt)一样。韦茨拉尔计划在歌德《颜色论》诞生200周年之际,于11月份举办展览,为观众介绍歌德的颜色理论以及与此有关的不同见解和辩论等。展会的名字叫"伊利丝和颜色的发明"。届时,人们将亲眼目睹难得一见的历史真迹和展品。该展览的策展人埃西勒尔 (Anja Eichler)博士介绍展出方案时表示:"我们将展出许多当年的印刷品和图书。也就是所谓的颜色书籍,书中详细描述了颜色的化学和自然组成,比例关系等等,并记录了各种色调和准确的名称。"


2010年8月30日 星期一

Oxford English Dictionary

Internet wiping out printed Oxford Dictionary

LONDON — The publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary says waning demand for printed versions means that the authoritative guide to the English language may only live online in the future.

The Oxford University Press says Sunday because of the increasing market for the dictionary's online version, the latest edition of the dictionary will only go to print if there is enough demand for the printed volume when it becomes ready.

A team of 80 lexicographers are preparing the third edition of the dictionary. The current edition of the dictionary — 20 volumes costing 750 pounds ($1,165) — was printed in 1989 and has sold about 30,000 sets.

The publisher says that 2 million entries from the online dictionary are viewed each month.

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書名東方台湾語辞典 / 村上嘉英編著
主要作者村上 嘉英
出版項東京都 : 東方書店, 2007
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"Value Above Cost

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2010年8月29日 星期日

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    Edited by John C. Wood

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    December 2010 | 978-0-415-32575-2 | Hardback (Routledge)

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    2007 | 978-0-415-32587-5 | Hardback (Routledge)

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    2005 | 978-0-415-32566-0 | Hardback (Routledge)

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    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

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    2005 | 978-0-415-32571-4 | Hardback (Routledge)

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    2004 | 978-0-415-32386-4 | Hardback (Routledge)

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    2004 | 978-0-415-32390-1 | Hardback (Routledge)

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      Alfred P. Sloan is credited with the invention of the modern corporation. At the helm of General Motors from 1923 to 1946, he had a profound influence on management thinking in America and much of the Western world through his unique, ahead-of-its-time, management style.Sloan's leadership and the...

      2003 | 978-0-415-24832-7 | Hardback (Routledge)

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      Husband and wife, Frank Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lilian Gilbreth (1878-1972), are the figures most closely identified with time and motion studies. Pushing F.W. Taylor's ideas to the limit, they sought ways to determine 'the one best way to do work'. Their lasting influence is evident in the fact...

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      2002 | 978-0-415-24827-3 | Hardback (Routledge)

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      This collection focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), the initiator of 'scientific management'. Taylor set out to transform what had previously been a crude art form into a firm body of knowledge. His work is synonymous with breaking down tasks into the smallest detail, diagnosing the...

      2002 | 978-0-415-24824-2 | Hardback (Routledge)

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      Henri Fayol, (1841-1925) along with F. W. Taylor, is one of the founders of 'classical management'. Fayol's work was the first significant attempt to develop principles of top-level management and one of the first attempts to analyse the different activities that constitute management. Fayol viewed...

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