The Radiance of France Book PDF

The Radiance of France

  • Author : Gabrielle Hecht
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-31
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780262266178

The Radiance of France Book Description :

How it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or “radiance,” which also means “radiation” in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else. In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the modern, postcolonial world, the nation and its leaders enthusiastically embraced large technological projects in general and nuclear power in particular. The Radiance of France asks how it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or “radiance,” which also means “radiation” in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else. To answer this question, Gabrielle Hecht has forged an innovative combination of technology studies and cultural and political history in a book that, as Michel Callon writes in the new foreword to this edition, “not only sheds new light on the role of technology in the construction of national identities” but is also “a seminal contribution to the history of contemporary France.” Proposing the concept of technopolitical regime as a way to analyze the social, political, cultural, and technological dynamics among engineering elites, unionized workers, and rural communities, Hecht shows how the history of France's first generation of nuclear reactors is also a history of the multiple meanings of nationalism, from the postwar period (and France's desire for post-Vichy redemption) to 1969 and the adoption of a “Frenchified” American design. This paperback edition of Hecht's groundbreaking book includes both Callon's foreword and an afterword by the author in which she brings the story up to date, and reflects on such recent developments as the 2007 French presidential election, the promotion of nuclear power as the solution to climate change, and France's aggressive exporting of nuclear technology.

Radiance Book PDF


  • Author : Catherynne M. Valente
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781466821484

Radiance Book Description :

Radiance is a decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood-and solar system-very different from our own, from Catherynne M. Valente, the phenomenal talent behind the New York Timesbestselling The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father's films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe. But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony's last survivor, Severin will never return. Told using techniques from reality TV, classic film, gossip magazines, and meta-fictional narrative, Radiance is a solar system-spanning story of love, exploration, family, loss, quantum physics, and silent film. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Radiance Book PDF


  • Author : Danny Siegel
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780827618404

Radiance Book Description :

The Selected Prose and Poetry of Danny Siegel This first anthology of the most important writings by Danny Siegel, spanning and renewing fifty years of his insights intersperses soulful Jewish texts with innovative Mitzvah ideas to rouse individuals and communities to transform our lives, communities, neighborhoods, and world. As a renowned teacher Siegel describes the creative--often startling--ways individuals from different walks of life have brought compassion into the world, recognizes them as Mitzvah heroes, and suggests how we can apply their life lessons. He also plumbs how giving enriches living and presents Jewishly informed best principles for doing more world repair (Tikkun Olam). As a scholar of rabbinic literature Siegel offers translations and commentaries on Jewish texts illuminating Tzedakah, values, caring, and leadership. In addition he tops off a half-century of his thought with five new essays reflecting on his visions for a better world. The selected poetry asks religious and theological questions in the face of oppression and war, gives voice to personal moments often neglected by ritual, and exults at the wonders of modern Israel and the revelation of love. Both inspirational and pragmatic, this anthology offers practical guidance on using Siegel's classic and novel works in personal living and in Jewish organizational settings. Ultimately, in exploring the dynamic interaction between heroes, texts, and ourselves, Siegel seeks to engage each of us in discovering our own radiant potential for creative Mitzvah living.

Radiance Temperature Calibrations Book PDF

Radiance Temperature Calibrations

  • Author : William Robert Waters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre : Brightness temperature
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : UOM:39015086491282

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Radiance of Tomorrow Book PDF

Radiance of Tomorrow

  • Author : Ishmael Beah
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780374709433

Radiance of Tomorrow Book Description :

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

The Radiance Sutras Book PDF

The Radiance Sutras

  • Author : Lorin Roche
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781622031665

The Radiance Sutras Book Description :

The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment The alchemical power of Sanskrit Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being The depths of your connection to the energies of life Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.

Radiance Book PDF


  • Author : Joe Osterhaus
  • Publisher : William Ralph Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106016671957

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  • Author : Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9789353029661


Niki's determination to complete her dead father's unfinished book, his life's work, takes her from India to New York City where her pursuit of a mysterious immigrant woman turns into an obsession that begins to imperil her daughter, her marriage, and, eventually, Niki herself. When a blizzard blankets NYC, Niki finds herself on a path where the present and past collide violently. Propulsive and poetic, this elegant literary thriller melds the fervour of Punjab with the frenzy of New York. Spanning the cataclysms of Partition and 9/11, via the brutality of Emergency and the pogrom of 1984, the novel explores the impossible choices women are forced to make in the face of violence, the ties that connect them across ages, and the secrets they store. Interweaving the epic Mahabharata, the poetry of Bulleh Shah, and the legend of Heer, The Radiance of a Thousand Suns is a novel about the mythic and the intimate, about stories on tapestry and mobs that recur, about home and love and history and those heartbreaking moments when they all come crashing together.

Radiance Book PDF


  • Author : George Allison Phelps
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1930
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B274525

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The Radiance of Chartres Book PDF

The Radiance of Chartres

  • Author : James Rosser Johnson
  • Publisher : New York : Random House
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre : Glass painting and staining
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003973503

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Inner Radiance  Outer Beauty Book PDF

Inner Radiance Outer Beauty

  • Author : Ambika Wauters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 1580910807

Inner Radiance Outer Beauty Book Description :

A new beauty guide for women promotes a holistic mind/body/spirit approach to achieving that elusive goal as it presents a twenty-one-day program for regaining health and beauty and offers advice on how to cope with aging, a negative self-image, and a lack of self-esteem. Original. 25,000 first printing.