Dubious Facts

Author: Garret P. S. Olberding
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438443919
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What were the intentions of early China’s historians? Modern readers must contend with the tension between the narrators’ moralizing commentary and their description of events. Although these historians had notions of evidence, it is not clear to what extent they valued what contemporary scholars would deem “hard” facts. Offering an innovative approach to premodern historical documents, Garret P. S. Olberding argues that the speeches of court advisors reveal subtle strategies of information management in the early monarchic context. Olberding focuses on those addresses concerning military campaigns where evidence would be important in guiding immediate social and political policy. His analysis reveals the sophisticated conventions that governed the imperial advisor’s logic and suasion in critical state discussions, which were specifically intended to counter anticipated doubts. Dubious Facts illuminates both the decision-making processes that informed early Chinese military campaigns and the historical records that represent them.

The Second World War Began In New Zealand

Author: Robert Anwood
Editor: Random House (New Zealand)
ISBN: 9781869418519
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A fun collection of wildly inaccurate claims, half-baked theories and fascinating tidbits which may or may not contain a kernel of truth. The ideal book for the bloke down the pub' - the quiz fanatic or trivia buff u it's 'facts' both true and apocryphal, with reliable information presented on their origins and accuracy. Grouped into categories such as Nature, Sports, Geography, the material covers life's most important questions, including: * Do butterflies taste with their feet? * Is rice a fruit? * Is it true that you can't fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times? * Did Coca-Cola once contain cocaine? * Are there more guns than voters in Texas? * Did Marilyn Monroe have six toes on each foot? And, yes, the first shots of the Second World War were fired in Wellington, some hours ahead of the declaration of war by Great Britain.

Emus Can T Walk Backwards

Author: Robert Anwood
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446489140
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Did Ernie Wise really make the first mobile phone call in the UK? Did Isaac Newton invent the cat flap? Is a smurf really three apples tall? 'Pub facts' are the improbable, bizarre and yet somehow convincing claims that are often wheeled out by armchair scientists, amateur lawyers and pub historians. They'll tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can get tonsillitis even if you've had your tonsils removed; that it's illegal to drive in bare feet; and that some bloke had hiccups for 68 years. But is it fact or fabrication? Emus Can't Walk Backwards will help you stride confidently through the most treacherous trivia minefield, while providing definitive answers to life's most pressing concerns. Did Johnny Cash become addicted to painkillers after being attacked by an ostrich? Do ants ever sleep? Are mushrooms and toadstools the same thing? Refreshingly cynical and engagingly informative, this hilarious follow-up to Bears Can't Run Downhill clears up the confusion by revealing the outright lies, the muddled misunderstandings and - just occasionally - the astonishing truth.

A Dubious Heritage

Author: Louis K. Dupré
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In this collection of essays written over the past ten years, Professor Dupre reflects his singular concern with the impact of Kant's critique upon the study of religion. Dupre see in Kant "the first methodic effort to formulate and, at the same time, to overcome, the malaise from which the religious consciousness had suffered ever since art, science, philosophy and morality had become independent of faith."

Philosophy Of Education

Author: Philosophy of Education Society (U.S.)
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Bears Can T Run Downhill And 200 Other Dubious Pub Facts Explained

Author: Robert Anwood
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ISBN: 9780091916695
File Size: 41,80 MB
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Proceedings Of The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium

Author: Universiteit van Amsterdam. Instituut voor Taal, Logica en Informatie. Amsterdam Colloquium
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ISBN: 9789074795906
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The Facts On File Guide To Good Writing

Author: Martin H. Manser
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110391
File Size: 46,40 MB
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Provides exercises and examples on style, usage, grammar, and punctuation for becoming a better writer.

Bears Can T Run Downhill Dso And 200 Other Dubious Pub Facts Explained

Author: Robert Anwood
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ISBN: 9780091917784
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The Southern Literary Journal And Monthly Magazine

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Arendt A Guide For The Perplexed

Author: Karin A. Fry
Editor: Continuum
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File Size: 77,14 MB
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The author examines the most important theories of Hannah Arendt's work, as well as the main controversies surrounding it.

North Eastern Reporter Second Series

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Selected Essays On Family Law

Author: Association of American Law Schools
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Synonyms Discriminated

Author: Charles John Smith
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Progress And Problems In Moral Education

Author: Monica Jean Taylor
Editor: Windsor, Berk. : NFER
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File Size: 27,56 MB
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A collection of papers dealing with moral education and its place in the curriculum, with difficulties in communication between teachers and educational philosophers, discipline and religious education in a multi-faith context.

Ayodhya And The Future India

Author: Jitendra Bajaj
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Comprises contributed articles and discussion papers on Ayodhya after the demolition of the Babari Masjid on Dec. 6, 1992.

Animal Societies Theories And Facts

Author: 伊藤嘉昭
Editor: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
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