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One of the major writers of our time, he has published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in for his out- standing contribution to literature.
If you scooped up a handful of sand from every beach, you'd have a history of the world sifting through your fingers. From mountain boulders to the shells of tiny ocean creatures, follow the journey that sand takes through thousands of years across entire continents to wind up stuck between your toes. View full document. In "The Book of Sand," Borges tells us that time in and of itself is completely arbitrary given the impermanence of human beings.
It has parallels to the same author's story " The Zahir " revised in , continuing the theme of self-reference and attempting to abandon the terribly infinite, and to his story " The Library of Babel " about an infinite library. The story was first published in , in Spanish, as the last of 13 stories in a book of the same name. An unnamed narrator is visited by a tall Scots Bible-seller, who presents him with a very old cloth-bound book that he bought in India from an Untouchable. The book is emblazoned with the title "Holy Writ," below which title is emblazoned "Bombay,"  but is said to be called "The Book of Sand" He trades a month of his pension and a prized "Wiclif Bible"  for the book and hides it on a bookshelf behind his copy of One Thousand and One Nights.
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Authors: Lorenz , Ralph D. This book describes how sand dunes work, why they are the way they are in different settings, and how they are being studied. Particular attention is paid to their formation and appearance elsewhere in the solar system. New developments in knowledge about dunes make for an interesting story — like the dunes themselves, dune science is dynamic — and the visual appeal of Aeolian geomorphology ensures that this is an attractive volume. The book is divided into 4 parts, the first of which introduces dunes as a planetary phenomenon, showing a landscape reflecting the balance of geological processes — volcanism, impact, tectonics, erosion, deposition of sediments.
In The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges we have the theme of curiosity, confusion, addiction, conflict, torment and obsession. Taken from his Collected Fictions collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Borges may be exploring the theme of curiosity. So much so that he stays up late at night trying to figure the book out. There is also a sense that the narrator is intrigued by the book and has very little if any guilt with regard to the price he paid for the book. As far as he is concerned the Book of Sand is a tool that he can learn from.
From individual grains to desert dunes, from the bottom of the sea to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years in the past to the future, this is the extraordinary story of one of nature's humblest, most powerful, and most ubiquitous materials. Told by a geologist with a novelist's sense of language and narrative, Sand examines the science—sand forensics, the physics of granular materials, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration—and at the same time explores the rich human context of sand. Interwoven with tales of artists, mathematicians, explorers, and even a vampire, the story of sand is an epic of environmental construction and destruction, an adventure in staggering scales of time and distance, yet a tale that encompasses the ordinary and everyday. Sand, in fact, is all around us—it has made possible our computers, buildings and windows, toothpaste, cosmetics, and paper, and it has played dramatic roles in human history, commerce, and imagination. In this luminous, kinetic, revelatory account, we do indeed find the world in a grain of sand. Michael Welland is a geologist who has worked around the world in the energy industry. Books Journals.
One of the most remarkable artists of our age - Mario Vargas Llosa. The Book of Sand was the last of Borges major collections to be published. The stories are, in his words, variations on favourite themes Jorge Luis Borges I will get my education -- if it is in home, school, or anyplace.
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Энсей Танкадо сделал карьеру на простых числах. Простые числа - главные строительные блоки шифровальных алгоритмов, они обладали уникальной ценностью сами по. Эти числа отлично работают при создании шифров, потому что компьютеры не могут угадать их с помощью обычного числового дерева. Соши даже подпрыгнула. - Да.
Но всякий раз, когда я перехватывал очередное сообщение, Танкадо был все более и более убедительным. Когда я прочитал, что он использовал линейную мутацию для создания переломного ключа, я понял, что он далеко ушел от нас. Он использовал подход, который никому из нас не приходил в голову. - А зачем это нам? - спросила Сьюзан. - В этом нет никакого смысла.
Но коммандер поймал ее взгляд и нахмурился. Значит, это не Дэвид. Сьюзан почувствовала, что у нее перехватило дыхание. Она лишь хотела знать, что человек, которого она любит, в безопасности. Стратмор, в свою очередь, тоже сгорал от нетерпения, но подругой причине. Если Дэвид и дальше задержится, придется послать ему на помощь кого-то из полевых агентов АНБ, а это было связано с риском, которого коммандер всеми силами хотел избежать.