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Power

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Seven leading writers discuss the power behind their own particular fields of interest, from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences. This book, first published in 2006, explores the importance of democracy, the power of music to heal, and ways of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. In this book, first published in 2006, seven internationally renowned writers address the theme of Power from the perspective of their own disciplines. Energy expert Mary Archer begins with an exploration of the power sources of our future. Astronomer Neil Tyson leads a tour of the orders of magnitude in the cosmos. Mathematician and inventor of the Game of Life John Conway demonstrates the power of simple ideas in mathematics. Screenwriter Maureen Thomas explains the mechanisms of narrative power in the media of film and videogames, Elisabeth Bronfen the emotional power carried by representations of life and death, and Derek Scott the power of patriotic music and the mysterious Mozart effect. Finally, celebrated parliamentarian Tony Benn critically assesses the reality of power and democracy in society.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521823773
ISBN-13:
9780521823777
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Seven leading writers discuss the power behind their own particular fields of interest, from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences. This book, first published in 2006, explores the importance of democracy, the power of music to heal, and ways of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. In this book, first published in 2006, seven internationally renowned writers address the theme of Power from the perspective of their own disciplines. Energy expert Mary Archer begins with an exploration of the power sources of our future. Astronomer Neil Tyson leads a tour of the orders of magnitude in the cosmos. Mathematician and inventor of the Game of Life John Conway demonstrates the power of simple ideas in mathematics. Screenwriter Maureen Thomas explains the mechanisms of narrative power in the media of film and videogames, Elisabeth Bronfen the emotional power carried by representations of life and death, and Derek Scott the power of patriotic music and the mysterious Mozart effect. Finally, celebrated parliamentarian Tony Benn critically assesses the reality of power and democracy in society.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521823773
ISBN-13:
9780521823777
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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