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Verner von Heidenstam

Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam was a Swedish poet and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1916. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1912, his poems and prose work are filled with a great joy of life, sometimes imbued with a love of Swedish history and scenery its physical aspects. He was born in Örebro County on 6 July 1859 to a noble family, he soon left because of ill health. He traveled extensively in Europe and the orient, he was at once greeted as a poet of promise on the publication of his first collection of poems, Vallfart och vandringsår. It is a collection of poems inspired by his experiences in the orient and marks an abandonment of naturalism, dominant in Swedish literature, his love for beauty is shown by the long narrative poem Hans Alienus. Dikter and Karolinerna, a series of historical portraits of King Charles XII of Sweden and his cavaliers, shows a strong nationalistic passion. English translations of short stories from Karolinerna can be found in the American-Scandinavian Review, May 1914, November 1915, July 1916.

The two volumes of Folkunga Trädet are the inspired, epic story of a clan of Swede chieftains in the Middle Ages. In 1910 a controversy was waged in Swedish newspapers between a number of Swedish literary men on the topic of the proletarian “degradation” of literature, the protagonists of the two opposing camps being August Strindberg and Heidenstam. Professors Lidforss and Böök took part. Heidenstam's chief contribution was the pamphlet, directed chiefly against Strindberg, "Proletärfilosofiens upplösning och fall". Heidenstam's poetical collection Nya Dikter, published in 1915, deals with philosophical themes concerning the elevation of man to a better humanity from solitude, he died at his home Övralid on 20 May 1940. Från Col di Tenda till Blocksberg, pictures of travel Vallfart och vandringsår Renässans Endymion Hans Alienus Dikter Karolinerna Sankt Göran och draken Klassizität und Germanismus Heliga Birgittas pilgrimsfärd Ett folk Skogen susar Folkungaträdet Svenskarna och deras hövdingar Nya Dikter.

Works in English translation A King and his Campaigners The Soothsayer Sweden's Laureate. Selected Poems of Verner Von Heidenstam - The Birth of God The Charles Men - The Swedes and their Chieftains - The Tree of the Folkungs List of Swedish-language writers List of Swedish poets Oscar Levertin Jacob Wittmer Hartmann. "Heidenstam, Verner von". In Rines, George Edwin. Encyclopedia Americana. Barton, Hildor Arnold. Sweden and Visions of Norway: Politics and Culture, 1814-1905. SIU Press. Larsson, Hans Emil. "Swedish Literature," The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 8, pp. 313–329. Verner von Heidenstam at Project Runeberg Works by Verner von Heidenstam at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Verner von Heidenstam at Internet Archive Works by Verner von Heidenstam at Swedish Literature Bank Newspaper clippings about Verner von Heidenstam in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW

Popular Tales of the West Highlands

Popular Tales of the West Highlands is a four-volume collection of fairy tales and published by John Francis Campbell, translated from Gaelic. Alexander Carmichael was one of the main contributors; the collection in four volumes was first published in 1860–62 in Edinburgh. A new edition appeared under the auspices of the Islay Association in 1890–93. Campbell dedicated the work in 1860 to the son of the Marquess of Lorne. Volume IV, subtitled "Postscript", contained miscellany; the greater part of it was devoted to commentary on the Ossian controversy, the rest filled with descriptions of traditional costume and lore on supernatural beings, etc. More West Highland Tales was published, provided with translations by John Gunn McKay; the Young King Of Easaidh Ruadh The Battle of the Birds The Tale of the Hoodie The Sea-Maiden Conall Cra Bhuidhe The Tale of Conal Crovi The Tale of Connal Murchag a's Mionachag The Brown Bear of the Green Glen The Three Soldiers The Story of the White Pet The Daughter of the Skies The Girl and the Dead Man The King who Wished to Marry His Daughter The Poor Brother and the Rich The King Of Lochlin's Three Daughters Maol a Chliobain Fables Bailie Lunnain The Slim Swarthy Champion The History of the Ceabharnach The Tale of the Shifty Lad, the Widow's Son The Chest The Inheritance The Three Wise Men A Puzzle The Ridere Of Riddles The Burgh The Tulman The Isle of Pabaidh Sanntraigh Cailliach Mhor Chlibhrich The Smith and the Fairies Kirkcudbright Sutherland Badenoch Ross Bearnairidh Isle of Man Devonshire Conclusion: Fairy Beliefs The Fine The Two Shepherds Osean After the Feen The Barra Widow's Son The Tale of the Queen Who Sought a Drink From a Certain Well The Origin of Loch Ness Conall Maghach Colgar The Brollachan Murachadh Mac Brian The Three Widows The Son of the Scottish Yeoman who Stole the Bishop's Horse and Daughter, the Bishop Himself The Widow and her Daughters The Tale of the Soldier The Sharp Grey Sheep The Widow's Son Mac-a-Rusgaich MacIain Direach Fearachur Leigh The Tale of Sgire Mo Chealag The Cat and the Mouse The Three Questions The Fair Gruagach, Son of the King of Eirinn The Knight of the Red Shield The Tail The Rider Of Grianaig, And Iain The Soldier's Son.

Fionn's Questions. Diarmaid And Grainne The Lay of Diarmaid The Story of the Lay of Diarmaid, No. 1 The Lay of Diarmaid, No. 2 The Lay of Yeearmaid. No. 3 The Lay of Diarmaid, No. 4 Fables How the Fox Took a Turn Out of the Goat How the Cock Took a Turn Out of the Fox The Hen The Keg of Butter The Fox and the Little Bonnach Caol Reidhinn. Why the Name was Given to it Thomas of the Thumb; the Bulls. The Hoodie Catechising the Young One The Hoodie and the Fox The Yellow Muilearteach The Story of the Lay of the Great Fool The Lay of the Great Fool Guaigean Ladhrach'S Loirean Spagach Conall Gulban; the Story of Conall Gulban John, Son of the King of Bergen The Master and his Man. The Praise of Goll Osgar, the Son of Oisein The Lay of Osgar How the Een was Set Up The Reason Why the Dallag is Called the King's Fish The Lay of Magnus Manus The Song of the Smithy Duan Na Ceardach Nighean Righ Fo Thuinn; the Daughter Of King Under-Waves National Library of Scotland's "Early Gaelic Book Collections" online Popular Tales Edinburgh, 1860–62 Popular Tales Edinburgh, 1860–62 deluxe-bound Sacred-texts site Volume I Volume II Volume III Volume IV Electric Scotland site with Gaelic versions

Kottooli and Pottammal

Kottooly and Pottammal are two nearby junctions on the eastern side of Kozhikode city in India. They are at a distance of 650 meters; the Mavoor Road originates from Mananchira area in downtown Calicut and proceeds to Arayidathu-palam junction through the KSRTC bus station and the new bus station areas. After Arayidathupalam, Kottooly is the main junction where the road to the north is called K. T. Gopalan Road which connects to Vellimadukunnu area; the road on the south connects to Kuthiravattam Mental Hospital on Puthiyara Road and connects to Govindapuram and Mankavu through the Balakrishnan Road. The northern side of Kottooli junction is called Kottooli Center and this small township is connected to Nethaji Ngar and Sarovaram Bio Park. Pottammal and Kottooly junctions are only 650 meters apart; the road going West from Pottammal connects back to the city through the Puthiyara route. The road going South connects to Hilite Mall areas; the main road or Mavoor Road further moves to Calicut Medical College through Thondayad junction, Chevayur junction and Kovoor town.

Sarovaram Bio Park is a special eco-tourism project of Kerala government. The park contains walking boating facility, open air theatre and a children's park. Quite the park has developed a reputation as a hangout of college couples. Canoli Canal is on the western side of Kottooly and Chempra stream is on the northern side of it. Kottooly has a vast water-logged area with out-growths of mangroves in the boundaries is situated in the north-western side; this wet land has attracted the attention of environmentalists of late. The Kottuli wetland is the largest eco-patch in the Kozhikode city limits, it is interlinked with the man-made Canoly Canal which receives tidal influx from the Kallai and Korapuzha estuaries. A part of this wetland with an area of about 87.04 hectares of land was used for rice cultivation. Of this, 22.5 hectares of land has been reclaimed for human settlement and the reclamation is continuing. A portion of the wetland has been proposed for development of the Dream City, with a view to making it a part of Kozhikode, a tourist attraction.

The portion of the wetland, now intact, is on the eastern periphery of the Eranhipalam-Arayedathupalam stretch of Canoly Canal. Studies conducted by Centre for Water Resources Development and Management ) and others have highlighted the efficacy of this wetland in the ecosystem of Kozhikode, it is a major receptacle of flood water from the city, a primary recharge source for wells in the vicinity, sink for pollutants including city and hospital waste and a rich mangrove habitat. The Kottuli wetland is an ideal habitat for estuarine fish, prawns and molluscs, wetland flora and fauna including avia and the endangered Asian otter; the wetland system has been subjected to degradation and loss of biodiversity owing to reclamation and human intervention, the CWRDM action plan highlights. It comes under the CRZ Regulation Zone I of CRZ Notification; the Management Action Plan of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management had come out with a plan in 2005 for conservation of the fragile Kottuli wetland with a multi-dimensional approach to preserve the eco-patch.

This had resulted in wide attention from people of all walks of life. The activities under map envisaged mangrove afforestation, pollution abatement, weed control, fishery development, conservation of biodiversity and awareness creation among local inhabitants and city-dwellers. 1. Trikkovil Mahavishnu Kshetram 2. Kalarikkal Bhagavati Kshetram 3. Malatatt Bhagavati Kshetram 4. Madakuni Bhagavati Kshetram 5. Kotappalli Muthappayi Kavu 6. Parampatt Kavu 7. Kariyattan Kavu 8. Kanangatt Kiratamurti Temple 9. S. K. Pottekkad Library, Puthiyara Road 10. Sarawathy Vidya Mandiram High School

Robert Allinson

Robert Elliott Allinson is Professor of Philosophy and the former Director of Humanities at Soka University of America. He was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he received his B. A. in Philosophy and Literature from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with Great Distinction in the Honours Program. He received his M. A. in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph. D. in Philosophy with Highest Distinction in Metaphysics and Epistemology under his doctoral advisor, Charles Hartshorne, considered'The Leading Metaphysician of the Twentieth Century' by the Encyclopædia Britannica. Allinson's research interests include Metaphysics and Western Integrative Philosophy and Ethics among others. In addition to scholarship, Allinson has contributed original philosophy, his publications include: Saving Human Lives, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2005 Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation, Jiangsu People's Press, Chinese translation, 2004. Honorable Mention, Octavio Paz, Nobel laureate, Judge, 1979

Photuris versicolor

Photuris versicolor, is a species complex of firefly common throughout the Eastern United States. Fireflies famously use flash-based visual signalling to find mates at a distance and each species of firefly has a unique flash pattern sequence that males and females of the same species use to identify one another. Researchers have documented the ability of female P. versicolor to hunt males of other firefly species by mimicking the flash responses of female fireflies of other species. Photuris versicolor appear to target males, such as Photinus pyralis for the lucibufagin steroids that their prey produce. Photuris versicolor are large members of the Lampyridae family 20–50 mm in length. P. versicolor are strong fliers with excellent eye sight, sensitive to light in the near UV and green spectra. Although male and female adults both have luminescence, this species is sexually dimorphic. Females are larger bodied with a larger flash organ than males. Virgin P. versicolor females respond to the triple flash mating signal of P. versicolor males prior to mating.

However, sometime after mating, P. versicolor females become unresponsive to conspecific males and begin using flash signalling in hunting. Photuris

Burning Ship fractal

The Burning Ship fractal, first described and created by Michael Michelitsch and Otto E. Rössler in 1992, is generated by iterating the function: z n + 1 = 2 + c, z 0 = 0 in the complex plane C which will either escape or remain bounded; the difference between this calculation and that for the Mandelbrot set is that the real and imaginary components are set to their respective absolute values before squaring at each iteration. The mapping is non-analytic because its real and imaginary parts do not obey the Cauchy–Riemann equations; the below pseudocode implementation hardcodes the complex operations for Z. Consider implementing complex number operations to allow for more dynamic and reusable code. Note that the typical images of the Burning Ship fractal display the ship upright: the actual fractal, that produced by the below pseudocode, is inverted along the x-axis. for each pixel on the screen, do: x:= scaled x coordinate of pixel y:= scaled y coordinate of pixel zx:= x // zx represents the real part of z zy:= y // zy represents the imaginary part of z iteration:= 0 max_iteration:= 1000 while do xtemp:= zx*zx - zy*zy + x zy:= abs // abs returns the absolute value zx:= abs iteration:= iteration + 1 if iteration = max_iteration // Belongs to the set return insideColor return iteration × color About properties and symmetries of the Burning Ship fractal, featured by Theory.org Burning Ship Fractal, Description and C source code.

Burning Ship with its Mset of higher powers and Julia Sets Burningship, Fractal webpage includes the first representations and the original paper cited above on the Burning Ship fractal. 3D representations of the Burning Ship fractal FractalTS Mandelbrot, Burning ship and corresponding Julia set generator