With the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the learning disability construct gained national legitimacy. Feeding that political achievement, behind the very idea of a learning disability, was the development of a science that blended neurology, psychology, and education. This book tracks the historical creation of the science of learning disabilities, beginning with the clinical research with brain-injured World War I soldiers conducted by German physician Kurt Goldstein. It traces the growth of the two primary research traditions, the psycholinguistic theory of Samuel Kirk and the movement education of Newell Kephart, exploring how specific scientific orientations, theories, and practices led to the birth of the learning disability in the United States.
Prof. Raamaa Chandra Mouli, a post graduate in mechanical engineering from Warangal, Telangana State, India is an eminent Telugu poet, short story writer, novelist and literary critic, Chandra Mouli has so far written more than 283 short stories, 26 novels , 9 anthologies of poetry and 4 anthologies of literary essays in Telugu. He has participated as Indian delegate in 22nd World Congress of Poets, Greece during July 2011. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards including a Swarna Nandi Puraskaram from Govt of A.P (2011), Telugu University Kavitha Purskaram(2007), Cinare kavitha puraskaram(2008), Kolakaloori Bhaageeradhi kavitha puraskaram(2012), Dr.Avansta Somasunder Kavitha Puraskaram(2012), Citizen Extraordinaire Leadership Award for 2007-08 (United Writers Association, Chennai). Besides, he also won the Best Engineering Teacher Award-2000 from the combined Govt. of A.P. He authored 6 prestigious text books for mechanical engineering students. He has penned story and dialogues to 5 Telugu movies. Several of his works are translated into English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali. His e-mail ID is [email protected] Indira Babbellapati a professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India is a published poet and translator. She is also on the panel of translators of SahityaAkademi. Affaire de Couer, Vignettes of the Sea, echoThe Night of Nectar-(translation) are some of her published anthologies. She is also anthologized in Heaven, Roots and Wings and Persona. An anthology of twenty Telugu short storiesGender Game and other Stories, and a Telugu novelThe Dusk are her published translations. Her translations are also found in Indian Literature and Gold Nuggets. Her original poetry in English has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and French. Indira has also co-authored English text books for technical undergraduates. Presently, she is engaged in the compilation of two poetry anthologies, nomadic nights and just for onceand the translation of shirt fiction of a renowned story teller for SahityaAkademi, and an anthology of poems of a well-known Telugu poet. She can be reached at [email protected]
The Incomplete Traveler is a human story of strength and grit in the face of a series of historical events that lead to the loss of a homeland, and the need to adapt to life in exile. The history of the Fidel Castro revolution, along with the events that preceded it, is woven throughout the experiences of the books main character, Elena, her family, and friends. Survival is the thread that holds the story together, as Elena faces her circumstances with humor and acceptance. An important contribution of the book is to connect future generations of Cuban exiles to the historical and emotional roots of their ancestors.
The central claim of this powerful philosophical exploration is that within any logic we have, there can be no coherent notion of all truth or of total knowledge. Grim examines a series of logical paradoxes and related formal results to reveal their implications for contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. He reaches the provocative conclusion that, if the universe is thought of in terms of its truths, it is essentially open and incomplete. The Incomplete Universe includes detailed work on the liar paradox and recent attempts at solution, Kaplan and Montague's paradox of the knower, the Godel theorems and related incompleteness phenomena, and new forms of Cantorian argument. The emphasis throughout is philosophical rather than formal, with an eye to connection's with possible worlds, the notion of omniscience, and the opening lines of the Tractatus: "The world is all that is the case. " Patrick Grim is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to remain permanently perfect and complete. This contrasts sharply with reality where changes take place as people move in, requirements change, events happen, and building materials are subject to wear and tear. Rumiko Handa argues it is time to correct this imbalance. Using examples ranging from the Roman Coliseum to Japanese tea rooms, she draws attention to an area that is usually ignored: the allure of incomplete, imperfect and impermanent architecture. By focusing on what happens to buildings after they are ‘complete’, she shows that the ‘afterlife’ is in fact the very ‘life’ of a building. However, the book goes beyond theoretical debate. Addressing professionals as well as architecture students and educators, it persuades architects of the necessity to anticipate possible future changes and to incorporate these into their original designs.
Christianity today is very different from the original. To experience the original the miracles, healings, power, and intimacy with God we have to examine our Jewish roots. For 2,000 years, there has been a separation between Judaism and Christianity resulting in a lack of miracle power and intimacy with God. The Incomplete Church explores what was stolen by the deceiver in both religions and reveals what will happen when the truth in both converges.
The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . . The Incomplete Enchanter is the first in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.