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Chemistry In Theatre

Author : Carl Djerassi
ISBN : 9781848169401
Genre : Science
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This book examines the questions “What can science do for the theatre?” and “What can the theatre do for science?” which raise challenges for both theatre professionals and scientists. Unusually, this book deals with plays first and foremost as reading material — as texts to be read alone or in dramatic readings — rather than emphasizing performances on the stage. Concrete examples are given to demonstrate the potential pedagogic value of using the dialogic style and plot structure of plays in science, with a special focus on chemistry. Very few books have dealt with the subject of science-in-theatre and virtually none with chemistry-in-theatre. Texts of the author's two recent plays, Insufficiency and Phallacy, are included in their entirety to offer concrete examples of plays dealing with actual (rather than invented) chemistry. Insufficiency represents an example from the field of beer and champagne bubbles, where the topics of academic tenure and fashion in chemistry are analyzed, whereas in Phallacy, a case history of the similarities and differences between science and art is presented for debate. Contents:Preface:Plays on the Page Rather than StagePlays Dealing with ChemistryInsufficiency:A Play in 9 ScenesPhallacy:A Play in 27 Scenes Readership: Students and professionals in the fields of science and theatre, as well as people who are interested in these two fields. Keywords:Insufficiency;Phallacy;Theatrical Texts;Science-in-Theatre;Drama in the ClassroomReviews:“First hook the fish and then bring it on board. This book is an excellent hook for arousing interest for chemistry and science by playfully uncovering high complexity behind apparent simplicity.”Jean-Marie Lehn “In these tantalizing plays, Djerassi again delivers compelling science-in-fiction, superbly crafted and bristling with his inimitable verve and zest.”Dudley Hershbach “Djerassi's creativity and passion connect science and the arts. Chemistry, drama, ethics, sociology, humor, and more … artistically conceived, engaging, and enriching to all.”Bassam Z Shakhashiri University of Wisconsin President of the American Chemical Society “The essay is an interesting one and its arguments deserve to be discussed. In this edition, the plays themselves are then presented as examples. This edition is well worth a read for the essay alone.” “Scientists who become literary writers are rare … Djerassi's one-man campaign to change that state of affairs has been energetic, inventive and fruitful.”Chemistry World “The bookset is very enjoyable reading, and offers pleasant plots that lead to unexpected outcomes… I vividly recommend this book to all students of the exact sciences, but also to their supervisors, who can use these fictional characters and research activities to discuss the moral principles that underlie the lifelong job of scientists.”The Journal of Astronomical Data “We are pleased to recommend this book both to chemical educators as well as to persons interested in science in general and chemistry in particular. It should also provide chemistry teachers with an example of a neglected genre, Chemistry in Theatre, and an opportunity to show students how 'fashion in science' may influence academic faculty tenure and how chemical analysis may affect the market value of historical art object.”Journal of Chemical Education “Both are highly entertaining and also informative, with well-developed characters and skillful building of tension. The book makes an excellent, stimulating and often provocative read.”Chemistry & Industry

Consciousness Theatre Literature And The Arts 2013

Author : Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
ISBN : 9781443862479
Genre : Performing Arts
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The essays collected in this volume were initially presented at the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, held at the University of Lincoln, June 15–17, 2013. The conference was organised on the basis of the success of its predecessors in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, and on the basis of the success of the Rodopi book series Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, which has to date seen 34 volumes in print, with another 12 in press or in the process of being written. The 2013 conference and the book series highlight the continuing growth of interest within the interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies, and in the distinct disciplines of theatre studies, literary studies, film studies, fine arts and music in the relationship between the object of these disciplines and human consciousness. 35 delegates from 12 countries across the world attended the June 2013 conference in Lincoln; their range of disciplines and approaches is reflected well in this book.

The Sciartist

Author : Walter Grünzweig
ISBN : 9783643902313
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Carl Djerassi seems to have had more than his fair share of lives, some lived sequentially, others simultaneously: world famous research chemist, innovative teacher, birth control guru, successful businessman, art collector, patron of artists, poet, novelist and playwright. That's nine, and I have probably left out some. Surveying Carl Djerassi's remarkable achievements, what most interests me is the shift in the focus of his career from cutting-edge scientific research to writing prose fiction and drama, relatively late in life. I can't think of another example of such a shift that is truly comparable. ~ David Lodge, in The SciArtist *** Carl Djerassi - an Austrian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright - is best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills. Djerassi is also the author of several novels in the "science-in-fiction" genre, including Cantor's Dilemma, in which he explores the ethics of modern scientific research through his protagonist, Dr. Cantor, as well as Chemistry in Theatre: Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both, which demonstrates the potential pedagogic value of using dialogic style and plot structure of plays with a special focus on chemistry. The SciArtist presents criticism, commentaries, and creative responses to Carl Djerassi's literary texts, taking the author's achievements far beyond "the Pill." It represents a complex conversation between the inhabitants of Djerassi's many - and very different - worlds. (Series: Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies - Vol. 11)

Modern Quantum Chemistry

Author : Attila Szabo
ISBN : 9780486134598
Genre : Science
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This graduate-level text explains the modern in-depth approaches to the calculation of electronic structure and the properties of molecules. Largely self-contained, it features more than 150 exercises. 1989 edition.

Economics In One Lesson

Author : Henry Hazlitt
ISBN : 9780307760623
Genre : Business & Economics
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A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

Tremendous Trifles

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9781602068841
Genre : Fiction
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British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language This 1909 collection shows off Chesterton's talent as a master of short-form prose. These "fleeting sketches," which originally appeared the London newspaper Daily News, describe the most ordinary of events and observations, but through Chesterton's eye, they take on profound new meaning. He explores: . the secret of a train . an extraordinary cabman . the advantages of having one leg . on lying in bed . what he found in his pocket . an orthodox barber . some policemen and a moral . little birds who won't sing . and much more.

Thinking Fast And Slow

Author : Daniel Kahneman
ISBN : 9781429969352
Genre : Psychology
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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

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