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1. Artificial Life VI: Proceedings
2. HoughtonCounty:1870-1920(MI) (ImagesofAmerica)
3. Copper Country Rail (Images of
4. Exploring Christian Holiness,3
5. Governance as Leadership: Reframing
6. Isle Royale (MI) (Images of America)
7. Exalted: The Abyssals
8. Four Lectures on the Organization
9. Physicien Canadien: Alexandre
10. On the Fourfold Root of the Principle
11. Henry Ford of the air
12. Taylor-Harper lineage, 1628-1971
13. The historic Thomas barn: A commemorative
14. The First Supersonic Flight: Captain
15. Biblical Greek Language and Lexicography
16. Religious Congregations &
17. Mormon Apologists: Stephen E.
18. Mineralogy and Geology of the
19. The Contribution of E. Stanley
20. Monensin improves the effectiveness

1. Artificial Life VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life (Complex Adaptive Systems)
Paperback: 505 Pages (1998-06-18)
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The term "artificial life" describes research into synthetic systems that possess some of the essential properties of life. This truly interdisciplinary effort includes biologists, computer scientists, physicists, chemists, geneticists, and others. The field may be viewed as an attempt to understand high-level behavior from low-level rules--for example, how the simple interactions between ants and their environment lead to complex trail-following behavior. An understanding of such relationships in particular systems can suggest novel solutions to complex real-world problems such as disease prevention, stock-market prediction, and data-mining on the Internet.Since their inception in 1987, the Artificial Life meetings have grown from small workshops to truly international conferences, reflecting the fields increasing appeal to researchers in all areas of science. ... Read more

2. HoughtonCounty:1870-1920(MI) (ImagesofAmerica)
by RichardE.Taylor
Paperback: 128 Pages (2006-09-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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“Go West, young man . . .” When Horace Greeley made his famous statement in the pages of Harper’s Weekly, he was not referring to the goldfields of the late-1840s California, he was speaking of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. In the mid- to late 1840s, Michigan’s copper resources were rediscovered by state geologist Douglass Houghton, setting off a mining boom rivaled only by the gold rush of 1849. The richest copper and silver ores, and even some gold, were found in the mines of Houghton County. Famous mines such as “Old Reliable,” the Quincy mine, and the Calumet and Hecla mines gave up billions of tons of pure native copper and millions of dollars to eastern investors for over 100 years. Railroads, steamship lines, and eventually trolley lines served Houghton County, offering connection to the outside world. Between 1850 and 1920, mining companies attracted immigrants from Cornwall, England; Germany; Italy; Finland; Ireland; the Austro-Hungarian empire; and French Canada. The area was a true melting pot. Although this era of prosperity saw the rise of labor unions, the period culminated in the tragic and unsuccessful strike of 1913. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Copper Country In Pictures
Excellent pictorial history of the area of Michigan known as Copper Country. The time period highlights the peak years of copper production in the area and shows what an incredibly large population lived there at the time. Having visited several times to the area, I am amazed that so many people could find productive employment in such a remote area. Truly incredible book in its summary of the hardy folk that settled the land, boomed, and ultimately faded into history. If you enjoy archive photographs and historical accomplishments that have long been forgotten (but were the great news of the day), then pick up this book and learn more about Houghton Count in Michigan's upper peninsula.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Keweenaw area MiningHistory in photos
Taylor offers readers a superb view of the Mining history in the Keweenaw, through a large number of archive photos, many not seen publically before. The photos offer readers a view of how our ancesters (in my case, three previous generations) lived and worked, and how the area looked through their eyes at that time. A fine addition to your historical library.

1-0 out of 5 stars The People Came
The Book is well bound and attractive.It is always good to preserve the pioneer day families.

However, the Neuschwangers mentioned in the Book arrived later than the Abraham Shellenbergers and the Henry Neuschwangers. It would have been more interesting to me personally to have older history of this particular Kansas frontier.

Still a very good book. ... Read more

3. Copper Country Rail (Images of Rail: Michigan)
by George E. Anderson, Richard E. Taylor
Paperback: 128 Pages (2008-10-15)
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From the railroads' beginnings in the early 1870s to the complex rail network of the 1900s, the advance and decline of the copper industry in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was mirrored by the railroads that served it. With the abandonment in 1976 of the Houghton tracks of the Soo Line (formerly the Mineral Range, Duluth South Shore and Atlantic), Copper Country was once again without the railroad service that built it. This book seeks to tell this rich story of Copper Country railroads through a collection of pictures from various archival sources, including the authors' personal collections, the Houghton County Historical Society, Keweenaw County Historical Society, the Rudolf Maki collection, the Chuck Pomazal collection, the Michigan Technological University Van Pelt Library Archives, and the National Park Service archives. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good book in general
I enjoyed the book.For anyone like myself who loves both trains and Michigan's Upper Peninisula,I'd recommend it.The history buff in me wishes that there were more written information in the book,that's the only reason I didn't rate it the full 5 stars. ... Read more

4. Exploring Christian Holiness,3 Volume Set
by W. T. Purkiser, Paul Bassett, Richard Taylor, Albert F. Harper, A.E. Sanner, Dr. William Greathouse
Hardcover: 844 Pages (1985-10-01)
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The first volume deals with The Biblical Foundations.It covers key passages from Old and New Testaments that express God’s desire that we be holy.The second volume deals with The Historical Development and explains how Holiness was expressed and understood, from the apostles to the present generation.Volume three is a contemporary expression of holiness, entitled The Theological Formulation. ... Read more

5. Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards
by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan, Barbara E. Taylor
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2004-10-22)
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Asin: 0471684201
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards

Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement.

Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership.

Governance as Leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems. For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit boardsource.org, or call us at 1-800-883-6262. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sensible Foolishness
There are four basic scenarios for nonprofit boards and three types of governance.Please keep reading--there will be a test at the end of our class.

"Governance by Fiat" is the first scenario, say the three co-authors of Governance as Leadership. That's when trustees displace executives. Here the board does staff work.Sometimes the staff is incompetent so the board jumps in. Often the board enjoys staff work.Either way, it's dysfunctional.

"Governance by Default" is the second scenario.Here both the trustees and the nonprofit executives disengage.No one has their eye on the governance ball--and the important work of governance is minimized.Left undone, it's a train wreck waiting to happen.

"Leadership as Governance" sounds good, but it's cockeyed.Here the nonprofit staff displace the trustees.The CEO and/or senior team make decisions that should be in the governance arena.This happens frequently with founder-led organizations and "good old boy" boards.Often, the organization appears to be operating smoothly.Internally, this dysfunction never ends well. Sooner or later, someone will pay.

The fourth scenario is the healthy one, what the authors call "Type III Governance."Here the trustees and executives collaborate.Each understands their appropriate roles, but unlike most boards, the staff affirms the board members when they upgrade to "generative thinking."

So what's "generative thinking?"The authors use a variety of definitions to explain this cognitive process of excelling boards: sense-making, reflective practice, framing organizations, personal knowledge, etc.I liked "sensible foolishness" the best.

Generative thinking goes beyond "fiduciary governance" (Type I) and beyond "strategic governance" (Type II).This "Type III" approach typically involves three steps: 1) Noticing cues and clues: different people can take the same data and arrive at different meanings; 2) Choosing and using frames: understanding the "fuzzy front end" of a product development process, for example; and 3) Thinking retrospectively: the counter-intuitive high value of "dwelling on the past" to understand patterns that might impact the future.

"Generative thinking is essential to governing," the authors point out. As long as governing means what most people think it means--setting the goals and direction of an organization and holding management accountable for progress toward these goals--then generative thinking has to be essential to governing.Generative thinking is where goal-setting and direction-setting originate. The contributions boards make to mission-setting, strategy-development, and problem solving certainly shape organizations.But it is cues and frames, along with retrospective thinking, that enable the sense-making on which these other processes depend."

Yikes!Think about this final zinger from the authors: "And a closer examination of nonprofits suggests something else: Although generative work is essential to governing, boards do very little of it."

Here's the quiz:

Of the four board scenarios, where is your board? Scenario 1: Governance by Fiat; Scenario 2: Governance as Leadership; Scenario 3: Governance by Default; or Scenario 4: Leadership as Governance?Where do you want to be in 18 to 36 months?

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
This is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone interested in governance.

4-0 out of 5 stars A nice frame for viewing board activities and impact
An interesting and easy read about governance. Sometimes the language used is grand, but don't let that get in your way. At the end of the day these are people who have seen many challenges of not-for-profit orgs.

This book is particularly interesting if you find yourself on a highly tactical board, wondering "What impact am I actually having?" The authors very nicely lay out and distinguish three types of activities, which I might call "tactical," "governance," and "big picture strategy." For the third one there is more to it; read the book for more.

This book helped encourage me to shift my activities to a more strategic level, where my efforts as a board member make more of a difference. It's a great investigation into the question "What are we here to do?"

4-0 out of 5 stars Governance as Leadership.
Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards
This is a very user friendly book.
It has been well researched and makes interesting reading.
The content is logical and realistic.
This book would be a very useful reference tool for any Trustee and would also be useful reading for any C.E.O. of a non profit Board.

5-0 out of 5 stars Governance as Leadership
Sounds,looks and feels like a stuffy book. But wait, it reads like a spy novel; it is filled with current scenarios, practical insight, new ideas and wisdom to help your board service be a fulfilling use of your time. If you are a board member or work with volunteer boards, this is worth a read. ... Read more

6. Isle Royale (MI) (Images of America)
by Jessica J. Poirier, Richard E. Taylor
Paperback: 128 Pages (2007-08-29)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This history of Isle Royale traces almost 5,000 years of human efforts to harvest its natural resources. From the Paleo-Indians who extracted native copper to the 19th-century miners, fishermen, farmers, and sportsmen, this isle apart has been visited, mined, and plundered for centuries. Under the protection of the National Park Service since 1940, the island is returning to the natural regime

that preceded the arrival of the first humans. Moose, wolves, and bald eagles now share the island with low-impact campers and boaters. The reader will visit the lighthouses, steamships, fish camps, and resorts and the people of the last two centuries who left their footprints on this jewel of Lake Superior. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Historic photographs of Isle Royale
This book is part of a series, "Images of America," consisting of books with old photographs of localities around the United States.As you'd expect, this one provides archival photographs of what is now Isle Royale National Park.Because the park now has no permanent residents, the book focuses on the settlement period of loggers, miners, fishers and the early tourism and summer home industries.There are paragraph-long captions for most pictures, providing pieces of a history of Isle Royale but not a full history by any means.

Not all of the pictures actually come from Isle Royale.Most innocuously, the pre-wreck photographs of ships that sunk off Isle Royale generally come from other places.Somewhat less innocuously, the chapter on the mining period uses many pictures of ostensibly similar facilities from the region.Finally, the chapter on the pre-Columbian period obviously can't use any contemporary photographs at all.Instead, the authors use various other types of photographs, including photographs of dioramas from museums.I'd have skipped the dioramas and taken more photographs of artifacts from archaeological digs on the island instead.

The book is most noteworthy for its pictures of summer visitors and of buildings that predate park establishment.Given the limitations mentioned in the previous paragraph, it's not so good for the Indian or mining history of the island.The photographs of island fisheries might be of interest but I doubt that these houses and boats differ much from any other family fisheries around the Great Lakes.

If you love looking at old photographs, or if, like me, you try to maintain an Isle Royale collection, this book is useful despite its limitations.For most other people, it's probably not so interesting.It doesn't really have any competitors, so if you want historic photographs of Isle Royale, this is your book.

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7. Exalted: The Abyssals
by Bryan Armor, Richard E. Dansky, Dawn Elliot, Michael Goodwin, Michael Kessler, James Kiley, Scott Taylor
Hardcover: 287 Pages (2003-03-31)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Born in the Shadowlands
Black disciples of the Deathlords, the Abyssal Exalted are the mailed fist of the dead. And yet they are also human, and many are tormented by the curse of their unholy power. Some walk among men as harbingers of the Deathlords, while others rebel against their destiny and ride as forlorn heroes of the living. Are the Abyssal Exalted the ultimate weapon of Oblivion or its ultimate nemesis?
Born to Destroy
The third in the series of hardbacks that makes the other types of Exalted available for play, Exalted: The Abyssals includes extensive detail on the underworld and the Deathlords - and the Abyssal Exalted as players characters. Inside is everything needed to portray these servants of darkness, from their black curse to rules for their powerful necromancy. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Abyssals are scary....
My reason for getting this book is that I am currently planning a plot line for an epic-level Exalted game. Pretty ambitious, considering it'll be the first Exalted game I've DMed. Anyway, the plot line necessitates a repentant Abyssal, so I needed to read up on them.
Abyssals are heinous. That's just the way they were made. I mean, just look at their Charms!!! Ouch. Just, ouch.
I was surprised the book had as much information as it did. Full bios of 8 of the 13 deathlords (intentional, so the storyteller can also make up her own), full character creation rules for ghosts, and three circles of necromancy spells! (and those are heinous too)
It also discussed the turning of Solars to Abyssals and the much more difficult turning of Abyssals to Solars (albeit, in passing). I was thrilled, as this is exactly what my story line will be about. This is an awesome resource, though I would never want to play a truly evil Abyssal.

4-0 out of 5 stars Exalted: The Abyssals
A very illuminated work about darkness in Creation. Mentions the true name of a Deathlord.

4-0 out of 5 stars Yet Another book only technically about the exalted
White Wolf is doing a great job of sneaking out it's large scale settings books mixed in with sufficient crunchy bits to keep the kids interested.

This book is largely about ghosts, and the politics of the underworld with a later section on the hard rules of creating and playing Abyssals.I noticed a certain disconnect over when they were talking about normal ghosts and when they were talking about the Abyssals.

To be honest, I had no intention of ever letting my players play these guys, and just got the book for the setting materials, and a hint of flavour from the powers section.To that end, the book served me well, making many references to the older wraith game, but adding enough new details to give it a unique exalt feel.

If you really want crunchy bits for playing abyssal exalted, or are interested in how the underworld works, buy this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Coolest Exalted Product Yet
I'm not sure which book the reviewer who called this book uninspired was reading.I would consider this to be quite possibly the most flavorful and inspired offering for Exalted that White Wolf has released to date.As opposed to Lunars or Dragon Bloods where the systems are mere formalities which are there to fill potential holes in the system, the mechanics of the Abyssals simply drip with sanguine flavor.Who can oppose a system with "Artful Maiming Technique" or "Crimson Petal Armor," with in game descriptions that just drip with creepy majesty.

A lot of the descriptions of the Underworld and the way it makes is torn right out of Wraith, but Exalted has always borrowed from the World of Darkness, and Wraith was among the coolest World of Darkness settings (largely unplayable, but übercool.)Reading this book also makes Wraith make more sense, which is helpful.

The weakness of this book is that it's not as playable a game as, say, dragon blooded or the Core book.But it's definitely cooler than either, and not in a "I embrace all things of angst" sort of way.It's creepy and wonderfully detailed, and flows naturally.You have to play either a villain or a tragic antihero, but my experience is that such things yield some of the least angsty characters in the hands of experienced RPGers ("Okay, I'm damned... better get over it and deal.")Despite the fact that it's not as playable as Core or DB.It's significantly better than Lunars and possibly the coolest Exalted book yet.

3-0 out of 5 stars Well... neh
While the book is plumb full of interesting ideas and really abstract and creative details, it's really not the coolest Exalted book so far.In fact, since the Dragonblooded came out, I wonder where the authors' coolness ran.While reading the book I get flashed images of a bunch of middle aged former D&Ders sitting around a table, drinking soda and eating potato chips, trying to fit every single idea into this book.(Like a "Dual Monarchy" which is actually four personalities.Wait?Monarchy?Dual?What?)It's far too detailed, and this really takes away from those initial "cool ideas."
Yeah, the powers are cool, and Abyssals are tanks to fear -- that much is true.Don't by this book for the literature or the setting. ... Read more

8. Four Lectures on the Organization of Industry
by T. C. Banfield
Paperback: 108 Pages (2010-04-06)
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This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

9. Physicien Canadien: Alexandre Graham Bell, Adam Skorek, Willard Boyle, Bertram Brockhouse, William Unruh, Werner Israel, Richard E. Taylor (French Edition)
 Paperback: 52 Pages (2010-08-06)
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Les achats comprennent une adhésion à l'essai gratuite au club de livres de l'éditeur, dans lequel vous pouvez choisir parmi plus d'un million d'ouvrages, sans frais. Le livre consiste d'articles Wikipedia sur : Alexandre Graham Bell, Adam Skorek, Willard Boyle, Bertram Brockhouse, William Unruh, Werner Israel, Richard E. Taylor, Alain Haché, Louis Slotin, André Bandrauk, Mike Thewalt, C. S. Wright, George Volkoff, Robert Brandenberger, Roger A. Lessard, Laurent Freidel. Non illustré. Mises à jour gratuites en ligne. Extrait : Alexander Graham Bell (3 mars 1847 à Édimbourg en Écosse - 2 août 1922 à Baddeck au Canada) est un scientifique, ingénieur inventeur britannique d'origine écossaise naturalisé canadien en 1882 qui est surtout connu pour l'invention du téléphone, dont la paternité fait cependant l'objet de vives controverses. Il a été lauréat de la Médaille Hughes en 1913 La mère et la femme d'Alexandre Bell étaient sourdes, ce qui a sans nul doute encouragé Bell à consacrer sa vie à apprendre à parler aux sourds. Il était professeur de diction à l'université de Boston et un spécialiste de l'élocution, on dirait aujourd'hui phonologue ou phoniatre. Le père, le grand-père et le frère de Bell se sont joints à son travail sur l'élocution et la parole. Ses recherches sur l'audition et la paroles l'ont conduit à construire des appareils auditifs, dont le couronnement aurait été le premier brevet pour un téléphone en 1876. Bell considéra par la suite son invention la plus connue comme une intrusion dans son travail de scientifique et refusa d'avoir un téléphone dans son laboratoire. D'autres inventions marquèrent la vie de Bell : les travaux exploratoires en télécommunications optiques, l'hydroptère en aéronautique. En 1888, Alexandre Graham Bell devint l'un des membres fondateurs de la National Geographic Society. Alexander Melville BellAlexandre Bell est né à Édimbourg en Écosse le 3 mars 1847. La résidence familiale se trouve...http://booksllc.net/?l=fr ... Read more

10. On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (The Open Court Classics Open Coutn Library of Philosophy)
by Arthur Schopenhauer
Paperback: 304 Pages (2003-09-23)
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation. He responded to and expanded upon Immanuel Kant’s philosophy concerning the way in which we experience the world. His critique of Kant, his creative solutions to the problems of human experience and his explication of the limits of human knowledge are among his most important achievements. His metaphysical theory is the foundation of his influential writings on psychology, aesthetics, ethics, and politics which influenced Friedrich Nietzsche, Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud and others. He said he was influenced by the Upanishads, Immanuel Kant, and Plato. References to Eastern philosophy and religion appear frequently in his writing. He appreciated the teachings of the Buddha and even called himself a Buddhaist. He said that his philosophy could not have been conceived before these teachings were available. He called himself a Kantian. He formulated a pessimistic philosophy that gained importance and support after the failure of the German and Austrian revolutions of 1848. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars If you could only read one phylosophy book, this would be a good choice
I came to this book through a winding road. I was out of new books to take at work with me and the idea of having to spend the day actually working without the chance to transfer at least my mind somewhere else was unbearable, so I opened a case of old books and took out something at random, which revealed itself to be a collection of writings about the primacy of the will over reason by Schopenhauer - a book which I had received as a gift seven years before. Apparently at the time I didn't have the right bag of experiences to appreciate Schopenhauer, but this time it really hit, and after that I decided I had to read his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. After reading the introduction and several reviews, I got the feeling that of the various prerequisites the author himself prescribes to be able to fully understand his work there was at least one that could not be skipped without depreciating the whole experience, and it was to read Schopenhauer's doctoral thesis: "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason".

I had never ever heard of this book before, so I guess that it's not well known outside the circle of full-time philosophy students, and that's a shame. Compared to better known works it's exceptionally clear and enjoyable, and still it builds an essential, solid framework that will probably become one of the most useful tools in your mental arsenal. After reading it I caught myself using it in many different circumstances; it made me reconsider a lot of problems leading to a view where everything simply fell into its place. This came naturally, almost without even realizing that I was applying it... I think I can't say more to vouch for the simple beauty of this system.

The "sufficient reason" is a relation that presents itself in the various realms in which our mind operates and that ties the objects of such realms between themselves. It appears in a different form for each of those realms (for example as cause-and-effect in the material world, and as logical consequence in the world of concepts) but with a consistency that makes it a perfect candidate to be the swiss army knife of idealism. Indeed this book can be seen as a no-nonsense presentation of idealism using the idea of sufficient reason as its principle.

"On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" can be read in one day, doesn't need any prior knowledge, and I couldn't even make a complete list of how many benefits it brings, although I'd like at least to mention two:

-The ability to see the bases of the scientific method (logic and experience) united as different aspects of the same principle, or even to take it further and have a single idea that in a practical way unifies "objective" and "subjective" reasoning

-The verbal/logical advantage to be able to distinguish between the different meanings the word "why" can have. I would like to believe that it is so obvious that this remark will get people laughing, but as sad as it is, I've noticed that most people never think about it and that allows them to fall prey of rhetoric persuasion, or to spend emotional and mental efforts with paradoxes whose flaw becomes immediately clear once one can question that meaning

1-0 out of 5 stars A FRUSTRATING edition of an essential philosophical master piece
The reviews so far have covered all that needs to be said of substance for practical purposes.

I will just add, with emphasis, that this is a terrible translation.

The "Open Court Classics" translation is much, much better.

1. In this "Dodo Press" edition, there are no translations of the latin.The Open Court ed. has them, with the added benefit of their being in the main body of text; no need to flip back-and-forth constantly to the back of the book.

2. This edition (Dodo press) has so many errors, its frustrating to say the least!
Its as if no one bothered editing the book at all! I mean this literally: this is the only explanation as to how lines of gibberish could be printed, such as, "% No# .? ^& % Il #?",etc.)

Great book, bad edition.Don't buy this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Open Court Classics edition translates all quotations Schopenhauer cites
I have nothing substantial to add to earlier reviews except to point out that the translator, E. F. J. Payne, has systematically translated all of Schopenhauer's many comments, quotations, and the like, into English. If Schopenhauer uses, for example, an importantLatin word or phrase, this may be left in the text but is footnoted and translated at the end of the chapter. Quotations from Greek, Latin, etc. are given in English in the text, footnoted, and the original provided at the end of the chapter.

This makes Payne's translation useful for both students and scholars. While a student in the 19th century had to be fluent in Latin, Greek, etc. (mainly because most of this literature had not yet been translated into a modern language), now in the early 21st century it is rare for even a professional philosopher to know Latin, let alone Greek, etc. Specialists on the other hand may need to refer to the original language of a quote for various reasons, and here this Open Court edition serves admirably. Again, a most useful edition, in my professional opinion.

4-0 out of 5 stars hard to find
Right for the price (if under 20$). Type set is large, no eye strain to be encountered.

1-0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Cosimo Classics=Bad Translation
I bought the Cosimo Classics edition of "on the fourfold root" (its the pink one) and basically there is on major problem with this copy, there are entire passages that Schopenhauer uses from other philosophers that are left completely untranslated, rendering null any ability to make sense of an already not too easy volume (that is of course unless you know latin, french, german, etc...) ... Read more

11. Henry Ford of the air
by Richard E Taylor
 Unknown Binding: 136 Pages (1997)

Asin: B0006QVQ9W
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12. Taylor-Harper lineage, 1628-1971
by Richard E Taylor
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1971)

Asin: B0006CTMVU
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13. The historic Thomas barn: A commemorative booklet
by Richard E Taylor
 Unknown Binding: 124 Pages (1994)

Asin: B0006QFK8U
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14. The First Supersonic Flight: Captain Charles E. Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier (First Book)
by Richard L. Taylor
 Library Binding: 63 Pages (1994-09)
list price: US$23.00
Isbn: 0531201775
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15. Biblical Greek Language and Lexicography
Hardcover: 266 Pages (2004-04)
list price: US$36.00 -- used & new: US$10.22
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Asin: 0802822169
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars A few essays make it worth buying/reading
Danker is the greatest living Greek lexicographer. This volume includes a biography of Danker and his essay on the challenges of lexicography. The essay by John A. L. Lee was particularly interesting as he told some of the findings of his larger book on New Testament lexicography. You will also learn about the state of Septuagint lexicography, as the leading scholars in that field had contributions. The book will create an awareness of technology and its effect on Greek scholarship, related to lexicography of course. There are also some articles which touch upon pedagogy and the Greek language with a nexus of course to lexicography. A couple of the essays were very myopic and less than interesting, which is to be expected in an academic work of this sort.

4-0 out of 5 stars Unique Approaches to Lexicographical Advances
The eighteen contributors, including Dr. Danker himself, discuss
new approaches to the advances in the field of lexicography, particularly as they apply to the New Testament,the Septuagint,
and some aspects of Hebrew. Various themes include lexical
expansions, development of the BDAG Lexicon,electronic resources for Greek, certain functions, the organization, function and structure of the Greek-English Dictionary; there are alsoconcordances, semantics, verbal aspect and linguistic analyses.This well-written book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of students, researchers, scholars, and even self-learners.

The contents also include an introduction and acknowledgments, key to abbreviations, a bibliography of Dr. F.W.Danker to whom the book is dedicated, an appendix,a list of the precursors to the BDAG Lexicon, an index of Greek words, and of Hebrew words, and indexes of grammatical and lexicographical terms.

I highly recommend this book because of its excellent coverage of the history of lexicography; and the variety of its topics is rich as a result of the contribution of eighteen scholars.Not
only that, I gained an additional appreciation of Danker's
great work in his contribution to this area of study. His outstanding work is well known around the world. The book is
well written and it was a pleasure to read literature such as this. I hope others will enjoy the book as much as I have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Expert Essays On Intricate Topics
These expert essays in honor of lexicographer Frederick Danker represent robust scholarship that is nonetheless not too arcane or inaccessible for this amateur reader. Beginning with Danker's own essay "Lexical Evolution and Linguistic Hazard," and including essays on the Septuagint, the BDAG, concordances, and aspect theory, this book is an immensely helpful and timely addition to the similar but smaller and out-of-print 1993 collection "Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics." (...) ... Read more

16. Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States 2000: An Enumeration by Region, State and County Based on Data Reported for 149 Religious Bodies
 Paperback: 564 Pages (2002-08-01)
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Asin: 091442226X
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The 2000 Study contains information for 149 Christian and other religious bodies. This includes the number of churches/congregations, full members and adherents for each group for each county in all 50 states. Data are also presented by state, region, metro-nonmetro classification and religious group. The total population for each county is also presented so that the number and percentage of persons in each county who are "unclaimed" by any participating religious bodies can be computed. ... Read more

17. Mormon Apologists: Stephen E. Robinson, B. H. Roberts, John Gee, Hugh Nibley, John Taylor, John A. Widtsoe, Richard E. Turley, Jr.
Paperback: 154 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1155675150
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Chapters: Stephen E. Robinson, B. H. Roberts, John Gee, Hugh Nibley, John Taylor, John A. Widtsoe, Richard E. Turley, Jr., Parley P. Pratt, Jeffrey R. Holland, Gilbert W. Scharffs, James E. Talmage, Paul Y. Hoskisson, A. Dean Byrd, Jeff Lindsay, Richard Lloyd Anderson, Brant Gardner, Richard I. Winwood, Francis W. Kirkham, Milton R. Hunter, Truman G. Madsen, William J. Hamblin, John A. Tvedtnes, James L. Barker, Sidney B. Sperry, S. Kent Brown, Daniel C. Peterson, John L. Sorenson, John W. Welch, Barry R. Bickmore, Michael R. Ash, Michael T. Griffith, Gregory L. Smith. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 152. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Brigham Henry Roberts (March 13, 1857 September 27, 1933) was a Mormon leader, historian, and politician who published a six-volume history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was denied a seat as a member of United States Congress because of his practice of plural marriage. Roberts was born in Warrington, Lancashire, England, the son of Benjamin Roberts, an alcoholic blacksmith and ship plater, and Ann Everington, a seamstress. In the year of his birth both parents converted to the LDS Church. Benjamin Roberts then abandoned his family. Roberts later wrote, "My childhood was a nightmare; my boyhood a tragedy." Assisted by the Perpetual Emigrating Fund, B. H. Roberts and a sister left England in April 1866. In Nebraska they joined a wagon train and proceeded to walkfor much of the way barefootto Salt Lake City, where they were met by their mother, who had preceded them. In 1867, Roberts was baptized into the LDS Church by Seth Dustin, who two years later became his stepfather. Dustin eventually deserted his family, and "after several reappearances, he finally disappeared completely." Ann Dustin was granted a divorce...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=659742 ... Read more

18. Mineralogy and Geology of the Wagnerite Occurrence on Santa Fe Mountain, Front Range, Colorado - Geological Survey Professional Paper 955
by Sherman P. Marsh, Mary E. Mrose, and Richard B. Taylor Douglas M. Sheridan
 Paperback: Pages (1976)

Asin: B003FCSKVG
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19. The Contribution of E. Stanley Jones
by Richard W. Taylor
 Paperback: Pages (1973)

Asin: B003800SP6
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20. Monensin improves the effectiveness of meso-dimercaptosuccinate when used to treat lead intoxication in rats.(Research): An article from: Environmental Health Perspectives
by Shawn A. Hamidinia, Warren L. Erdahl, Clifford J. Chapman, Gregory E. Steinbaugh, Richard W. Taylor, Douglas R. Pfeiffer
 Digital: 35 Pages (2006-04-01)
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Title: Monensin improves the effectiveness of meso-dimercaptosuccinate when used to treat lead intoxication in rats.(Research)
Author: Shawn A. Hamidinia
Publication: Environmental Health Perspectives (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 1, 2006
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 114Issue: 4Page: 484(10)

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