The Professor And The Madman

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061807602
Size: 17.63 MB
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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary 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 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 linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

Music And Medicine

Author: Robert I. Levy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387560557
Size: 41.18 MB
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The essays of this book are in the Medical Humanities, specifically Medicine and Music. It is hoped that this book shows how Humanistic inquiry and historical study are informed by science and medicine.This interplay of Music and Medicine sheds light on the Humanities.We show how the Humanities are relevant to medicine making one more sensitive to the needs of others and well rounded. We show how an appreciation of the Humanities can enrich and deepen knowledge of the history of medicine and allied sciences. The book attempts to demonstrate how historical research can increase our understanding and widened perspective of medicine and science. It recognizes the humanistic and cultural dimension of the history of medicine. It attempts to fosters a wider historical context of medicine, elucidated by the Medical Humanities.

Social Software And The Evolution Of User Expertise Future Trends In Knowledge Creation And Dissemination

Author: Takševa, Tatjana
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466621796
Size: 76.13 MB
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The new generation of internet technologies and web applications is seeing a growth in social software and networking, as well as other communications tools. This infrastructure of social interaction and collaboration has provided an increase in more dynamic user participation and expertise in knowledge of contents and facts traditionally only held by experts. Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination examines the vital role that social software applications play in regards to the cultural definitions of experts and challenges the reader to consider how recent changes in this area influence how we create and distribute knowledge. This collection brings together scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and professions to project a new kind of thinking about the understanding of the major changes in many professions.