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The Geographer at Work.

The Geographer at Work. – book reviews Don Ryan The Geographer at Work One of the problems that geography faces, along with all the other human sciences, is that its mathematics is borrowed, and much of it was originally generated by the need to describe a physical world of mechanism. This means that if geographers […]

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The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech.

The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech. – book reviews Howard Rheingold My telephone rang many times while I was working my way through the typographic and conceptual thickets of The Telephone Book. In each instance, I couldn’t ignore the sensation of being drown into the plot. A telephone call, according to the author is […]

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Massage Therapy Journal.

Massage Therapy Journal. – periodical reviews Richard Ditzler Massage Therapy Journal David Louterstein, Editor $15/year (4 issues) from AMTA, R 0. Box 1270, Kingsport, TN 37662. This quarterly, the publication arm of the American Massage Therapy institute, is certainly for the practitioner. But its many articles, interviews, and book reviews make the journal interesting and […]

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Ivan Illich

Ivan Illich – interview Ivan Illich lives in Mexico, arid is a radical scholar/historian in the business of overturning preceptions on such topics as education, gender, medicine, energy, economics, and information. In his book, Toward a History of Needs, he developed the “economics of scarcity.” His recent investigations concern the history of the body. I […]

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Japanese trivia

Japanese trivia – Access to Japan John Elemans By now we have all heard about how the Japanese do work, manage their businesses and conspire to dominate the commercial world. So I have made a small list of bits of trivia that show a bit more of the people … Although the Japanese have ghosts, […]

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Sacred Chaos: Reflections on God’s Shadow and the Dark Self.

Sacred Chaos: Reflections on God’s Shadow and the Dark Self. – book reviews Evelyn Pine (Reflections on God’s Shadow and the Dark Self) Francoise O’Kane. Inner City Books, 1994; 139 pp. ISBN 0-919123-65-1 $16 ($18 postpaid) from Bookworld, Box 18088, Sarasota, FL 34276; 800/444-2524 ext. 12 This book is an antidote to those people and […]

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Mark Pauline

Mark Pauline – Is the Body Obsolete? A Forum Mark Pauline I feel that what I’m doing now with Survival Research Labs is preparing me to be a machine; to me, the highest level of evolution would be to be a machine and still have your soul intact. I’m very skeptical about people’s ability to […]

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Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society.

Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society. – book reviews Marc Rotenberg Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Anita Allen, 1988. ISBN 0-8476-7328-8; $21 list/$24 postpaid from University Press of America). Explores the roll of gender in privacy. An important book by a leading privacy scholar. COPYRIGHT 1993 Point Foundation […]

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Satellite Imaging: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Satellite Imaging: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory. – video recording reviews These four movies demonstrate a variety of remarkable data visualization techniques. JPL imaging scientists haved used a single NASA satellite photo and advanced computer processing to create “L.A. The Movie,” a starting aerial ride over a three-dimensional Southern California landscape. “Earth: The Move” combines satellite […]

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Number – poem

Number – poem Robert Pack NUMBER The nothingness “before’ the creation of the universe is the most complete void that we can imagine–no space time or matter existed. It is a world without place, without duration or eternity, without number. . . . Yet this unthinkable void converts itself into the plenum of existence–a necessary […]