Encyclopedia – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://manteobooksellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-manteo.png Encyclopedia – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ 32 32 Encyclopedia Software Market Size and Forecast to 2028 | Mackiev Software, Microsoft Encarta, Encyclopedia.com, Macworld, Technopedia https://manteobooksellers.com/encyclopedia-software-market-size-and-forecast-to-2028-mackiev-software-microsoft-encarta-encyclopedia-com-macworld-technopedia/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:20:46 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/encyclopedia-software-market-size-and-forecast-to-2028-mackiev-software-microsoft-encarta-encyclopedia-com-macworld-technopedia/ There “Encyclopedia Software Market » the research examines the market estimates and forecasts in great detail. It also facilitates the execution of these results by demonstrating tangible benefits to stakeholders and business leaders. each company must anticipate the use of its product in the longer term. Given this level of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 […]]]>

There “Encyclopedia Software Market » the research examines the market estimates and forecasts in great detail. It also facilitates the execution of these results by demonstrating tangible benefits to stakeholders and business leaders. each company must anticipate the use of its product in the longer term. Given this level of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 situation, this analysis is essential to better understand previous disruptions and increase preparedness for successive stages of decision-making. the most recent study attempts to alter the advanced market for business executives by providing strategic insights and showing resilience under sudden conditions. The information will help all potential readers to distinguish the necessary trading bottlenecks.

The main purpose of the report is to educate business owners and help them make a wise investment in the market. The study highlights regional and sub-regional perspectives with corresponding factual and statistical analysis. The report includes the latest first-hand data, which is obtained from the company’s website, annual reports, industry-recommended journals, and paid resources. Encyclopedia Software report will help business owners understand the current market trend and take profitable decisions.

Profiled Market Leaders:

  • Mackiev Software
  • Microsoft Encarta
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • macworld
  • Technopedia
  • Capterra

Report Analysis and Segments:

Encyclopedia software is segmented by product type, application, and geography. All Encyclopedia Software segments are carefully analyzed with respect to market share, CAGR, value and volume growth, and other important factors. We have also provided Porter’s Five Forces and PESTLE analysis for further encyclopedia software study. The report also outlines recent developments undertaken by key market players, including new product launches, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and other latest developments.

Based on Product Type Encyclopedia, the software is segmented into –

Based on Application Encyclopedia, the software is segmented into –

The report provides information about the following pointers:

1️⃣ Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on product portfolios of leading Encyclopedia Software players.

2️⃣ Product Development/Innovation: Detailed information on upcoming technologies, R&D activities and product launches in the market.

3️⃣ Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market strategies and geographic and business segments of major market players.

4️⃣ Market development: comprehensive information on emerging markets. This report analyzes the market for various segments across geographies.

5️⃣ Market Diversification: Comprehensive information on new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in encyclopedia software.

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Various analyzes covered:

The regional evaluation of the encyclopedia software was conducted in six key regions, namely North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In addition, the report also provides in-depth information about ongoing research and development activities, revenue, innovative services, real demand and supply status, and pricing strategy. In addition to that, this report also provides details on consumption figures, export/import supply and gross margin by region. In short, this report provides a valuable source of advice and clear direction for the trader and the party interested in the market.

North America (US, Canada)
Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
The Middle East and Africa

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The time when an encyclopedia gave us knowledge and much more https://manteobooksellers.com/the-time-when-an-encyclopedia-gave-us-knowledge-and-much-more/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:42:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/the-time-when-an-encyclopedia-gave-us-knowledge-and-much-more/ If I remember correctly, we had several sets of encyclopedias in our house growing up. My mom and dad always encouraged us to read books when we were kids – and what better than reading from a source of knowledge? When we complained of being bored they would say “get a book” or “read a […]]]>

If I remember correctly, we had several sets of encyclopedias in our house growing up.

My mom and dad always encouraged us to read books when we were kids – and what better than reading from a source of knowledge?

When we complained of being bored they would say “get a book” or “read a book” which mum made sure were readily available but there was also the library just down the road.

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As a result, I very rarely moaned at my parents because I knew exactly what they would say, or something even worse, like “tidy up your room.” That’s why I kept silent about boredom.

In the 1970s, with many abandoned houses in the Pitsmoor area to explore and impromptu football matches to play, there was always something to do before reading.

The bad weather was the main thing that held me back with the books, but it would have to be really bad.

We dove into these books over the years learning about many topics, especially the flags and capitals of cities around the world, which was easier when we had the Soviet Union, as well as the location of various other country.

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I got snippets of information on many topics, which I could remember from a pub quiz or The Chase, but that seems to be about it.

These books were great learning tools and perfect for school projects.

But I must admit that these books were also useful for building blocks, while building forts and dens in our room.

They also served as elaborate off-road driving lessons for my matchbox cars – hope my mom doesn’t read this column.

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The book I found had a British history written on the spine in gold type, it is about 50 years old.

A book like this has been rendered nearly obsolete by Google and other search engines, and it got me thinking about what I should do with it.

I haven’t watched it in decades and probably only kept it for sentiment.

I don’t think a book that’s 50 years old should be thrown away, even if it’s rarely or should I say never used.

It made me think morbidly of my children who will have to empty our house in 30 or 40 years, if I’m lucky.

This book will be almost 100 years old by then, which would surely make it even harder for my children to throw it away.

Will it be worth anything? Probably not, but it would be a 100 year old book – almost.

What if in the future the internet ceased to exist – a big if – and we went back to books, and simpler methods of getting information and communication like putting pen to paper, phone calls to real people and not artificial intelligence, and face-to-face interaction-talking to people?

How would the standard of service be reset if most of the services we now have access to via the internet reverted to face-to-face service and people had to talk to each other.

How would these faceless companies operate if they had to speak directly to their customers?

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The Brill encyclopedia on Taiwan will be an international first https://manteobooksellers.com/the-brill-encyclopedia-on-taiwan-will-be-an-international-first/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/the-brill-encyclopedia-on-taiwan-will-be-an-international-first/ By Yang Yuan-ting and Jake Chung/staff reporter, with a staff writer A digital version from Brill Academic Publishers Taiwan Encyclopedia is due to go live in November, which would be the first time an international publishing house has published a nation-focused encyclopedia. The Dutch-based publishing house said it decided to publish the Taiwan Encyclopedia due […]]]>
  • By Yang Yuan-ting and Jake Chung/staff reporter, with a staff writer

A digital version from Brill Academic Publishers Taiwan Encyclopedia is due to go live in November, which would be the first time an international publishing house has published a nation-focused encyclopedia.

The Dutch-based publishing house said it decided to publish the Taiwan Encyclopedia due to the growing demand from scholars and other members of the international community to understand Taiwan, adding that he is interested in research related to Taiwan.

Brill asked Michael Hsiao (蕭新煌), assistant researcher at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Sociology, to be the encyclopedia‘s editor.

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He started working on the release in September 2020.

The encyclopedia explores Taiwan through 14 subject areas, including international relations, sociology, archaeology, linguistics, women’s studies, indigenous studies, music, film, literature and history, Hsiao said.

It is different from Ministry of Culture sponsored Taiwan Encyclopediaavailable online until June 2014, when the platform no longer accepted changes made by the public, he said.

Every article in the Brill Encyclopedia must be written by academics, Hsiao said, adding that it has more than 600 articles so far.

Brill publishing a university-level encyclopedia on Taiwan shows the nation has “earned enough credit” to have a say in matters important to the academic community around the world, he said.

No Chinese authors are on the editorial staff because China lacks scholars who seriously study Taiwan, Hsiao said.

“Beijing has never treated research on Taiwan as a scientific activity, but as a way to control Taiwan,” he added.

As early as 1990, Taiwanese embarked on Taiwanese studies that were not influenced by Chinese interpretations, and after 30 years of hard work, Taiwanese studies is a unique academic field, separate from that of sinology or Chinese studies. , did he declare.

There are more than 20 university departments conducting research on Taiwan, as well as specialized international journals, Hsiao said, adding that there are more than 20 Taiwan study centers around the world.

“We may not be able to make political statements on the international stage, but in academia, Taiwan is making a name for itself,” Hsiao said.

The Brill Encyclopedia is the final piece needed to establish Taiwan Studies as its own academic field, he added.

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New Encyclopedia Sheds Light on America’s ‘African Founders’ https://manteobooksellers.com/new-encyclopedia-sheds-light-on-americas-african-founders/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:00:42 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/new-encyclopedia-sheds-light-on-americas-african-founders/ *Historian David Hacket Fischer compiled an encyclopedia documenting the experiences of slaves in the United States from the 17th to the 19th century. Fischer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Washington’s Crossing, per Time, “draws heavily on the writings and oral histories of slaves and former slaves” for his latest book, “African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded […]]]>

*Historian David Hacket Fischer compiled an encyclopedia documenting the experiences of slaves in the United States from the 17th to the 19th century.

Fischer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Washington’s Crossing, per Time, “draws heavily on the writings and oral histories of slaves and former slaves” for his latest book, “African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals.”

The encyclopedia, which came out on May 31, is organized by region to show the impact of slavery on local cultures today.

Fischer spoke to TIME about his encyclopedia news and also shared his thoughts on the 1619 Project.

Read excerpts from the interview below.

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Why is your book called African founders?

It revolves mainly around the contribution of the peoples of nine regions of Africa, in particular, to the foundation of this great Republic.

What was the most surprising search you found?

The most important things were the writings that Africans have produced in which they described their own goals, who they were, where they came from, their own values, what they wanted, what their hopes were for a better world in America. And when they arrived, they started building new societies in America around ideas of how a society should be run. And generally they had an idea of ​​freedom and freedom and then little by little they started to have an idea of ​​the participation of many people in the management of these places. First, [America’s leaders were] mostly men, mostly men with property, but then it expanded to include more men, and then it started to include women. And then it started to include different ethnic groups. And America’s diversity has grown. And all of this is what makes us free today and keeps us free.

And we have hundreds of such writings by individuals from the very beginning of American history. This country we have, this great Republic, was born out of their goals. And my book is to help people remember those founders and what they were trying to do, and also to understand that diversity is the key to our freedom and freedom.

I think the most important thing I’ve found is how Creative many of these Africans were and have become even when they came in chains. And they learned how to break their chains and help others become free.

Why is Absalom Jones on the cover of the book? Why is it significant?

He was a very serious man who became an important minister and then helped to build institutions for free Africans in his region, which was New England. And also he was interested in expanding the idea and instinct of freedom and expanding the institutions of a free society, which we have today. And you will see that these were very important for the foundation of African Churches in America.

What is the biggest lesson you want readers to learn?

The central idea is the importance of what Africans did to help found this free Republic and how they made it freer than it otherwise would have been. We are all indebted to them. And they also gave us the obligation to make it even freer.

The subject of your book was recently popularized by the New York Time“Project 1619”. How do you see your book fitting into the conversation this feature has started?

They are too focused on what went wrong and too little on the creativity of people reacting to what went wrong. And I want to highlight the creativity. I think that’s much more important than talking about racism in America.

These are the people who have found ways to overcome it, to take us beyond it and to make us less racist than we were. This is the big story in America. The big story is not that we were racist. The big story is that we overcame that. And we still have a long way to go. And I want to celebrate that.

Read the full article here.

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AnswersHerald – An encyclopedia website for information seekers https://manteobooksellers.com/answersherald-an-encyclopedia-website-for-information-seekers/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/answersherald-an-encyclopedia-website-for-information-seekers/ 6e June 2022 – Although the web is filled with an endless amount of information and you can find it all every time you press the search button, but hardly any websites or lesser number of websites you might come across related to good questions/answers. Nevertheless, if you find these types of websites on the […]]]>

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As they claim “Get all your answers here”, they accurately and skillfully meet user expectations. This is the reason why in no time, the website has gained momentum and started building trust with its worldwide users who crave for information and find their answers on this platform. rich in information. Raise any question or question you have; you will get the answer for the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re crazy about the updates happening in the world and around you or if your curiosity boils down to getting the latest fashion trends in the market, AnswersHerald will fill your quota of information.

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Traveling Encyclopedia of History and Literature – Latest Jammu and Kashmir News | Tourism https://manteobooksellers.com/traveling-encyclopedia-of-history-and-literature-latest-jammu-and-kashmir-news-tourism/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 18:57:12 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/traveling-encyclopedia-of-history-and-literature-latest-jammu-and-kashmir-news-tourism/ Ashok SharmaDesh Bandhu Dogra ‘Nutan’, a household name in J&K academic and literary circles and outside, is a multi-talented personality having been a novelist, playwright, linguist, historian, short story writer, columnist, teacher and philosopher all in one. He has a wonderful command of English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and can speak and write in all […]]]>

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Desh Bandhu Dogra ‘Nutan’, a household name in J&K academic and literary circles and outside, is a multi-talented personality having been a novelist, playwright, linguist, historian, short story writer, columnist, teacher and philosopher all in one. He has a wonderful command of English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and can speak and write in all of these languages ​​with equal ease and proficiency. It is, in fact, the walking encyclopedia of history and literature. he will offer his detailed commentary on this subject. Desh Bandhu ji is the recipient of prestigious awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award (although he returned the award on the spot after taking and bowing to the President, Sahitaya Akademi with due respect) and the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Hindi Directorate, Government. of India, Dogri Sanstha, Jammu, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu Kashmir Rashtriya Bhasha Prachaar Samiti, Jammu and many other literary and social organizations in J&K and outside. His life was full of struggles, but it was his strong will and perseverance that helped him overcome all of life’s obstacles and bravely face life as it unfolded. Although in his eighties, he is healthy and agile. Here are excerpts from his interview.
AS: Sir, tell readers about your childhood.
DB: I was born to Mansa Ram Sharma and Smt Saraswati on November 4, 1939 in the foothills of the Himalayas north of the High Shivaliks. From my mother’s lap, I watched in amazement as the snow-capped peaks speak to the blue sky and to the south, the silver snow-clad Shivaliks move northeast parallel to the Himalayas. My father had studied and completed ‘Shastri’ in Sanskrit in 1913 at the then newly established DAV College Lahore. He was a voracious reader and even at the time of his death he had a book lying beside him on the bed. Aryasamaji while my mother was a devout Brahmin. She always taught me Brahamic sansakaras and urged me to memorize Vedic hymns, Sanskrit shalokas from Stotras like Charpat Manjree from Shankracharya. Even in childhood, a notion emerged in my mind that I was surrounded by the universe and that I was alone.
AS: Where did you study?
DB: I was admitted to First Standard in 1944 at Govt High School Ramnagar (now Govt. Model Hr Sec School Ramnagar) and studied there till 8th grade. then i moved to Punjab where i graduated from Punjab University in 1960-61 and post graduate degree in history from Aligarh Muslim University in 1965. In addition to this i graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. Degree from Jammu Campus of the University of Jammu and Kashmir
AS: What prompted you to write?
DB: During the turmoil of 1952-53, I was arrested even though I was a student and locked up in the police cell for two days. So, after my 8th Standard Council exams, I was sent to Amritsar to live with my older brother and study there. Prior to my admission there, I spent a lot of time at Moti Lal Nehru Library studying Hindi and Punjabi literature. There were many literary activities in the parks of Amritsar and prominent Punjabi writers would congregate. Asha Singh Mastana was singing songs and I too wanted to sing songs. One day Surinder Kaur sang two songs in Chinese, I thought I’d learn Chinese too. Shanta Kumar Sharma, a former CM from Himachal Pradesh, was my classmate and we used to discuss Sanskrit literature. A Dogra refugee teacher influenced me a lot and he gave me the surname “Dogra”. I once gave a speech about the French Revolution in the period zero mass meeting on the school grounds mentioning the role of Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, Napoleon. Our director was amazed and the teachers too. They encouraged me in musical concerts and plays. My article was published in Dharamyug’s weekly ‘Ek Din ki Baat’ column and my teachers and classmates were surprised. I was given the title ‘Nutan’ which I kept for the future.
AS: How many books have you published so far?
DB: I have published thirteen novels in Dogri and seven novels in Hindi. Besides, I have also written short stories in Dogri, Hindi, Urdu and English numbering more than 300 and books based on my research work titled ‘Dogri Bhasha Te Vyakarana’ (Ekk Tihasik Parchol) ‘Dogri Bhasha Te Adab Di Tihasik Parchole’ (five volumes), The History of Trade Union Movement in J&K (Abridged Hindi (Vastvikta Ke Darpan mein) and Urdu (Haqeeqat ke Aayne mein), ‘Jammu Kshetra Aur Kashmir Kshetra, Bhed Aur Matbhed’. from this I have published four dramas in Dogri and research papers, articles, essays and satires in different languages.I have also published my work on political philosophy titled “On the Doctrine of Socialism in a Country and ‘India and its Revolutions’. ‘Duggar Dharti Te Mera Jeevan’ (my autobiography) and ‘Jangali Loke Full’ (a Dogri novel) are in the press awaiting publication.
AS: You have been a prolific writer and your contribution to literature is, indeed, tremendous, Sir. Have your works been translated into other languages?
DB: Yes, of course! My award-winning Dogri novel titled “Qaidi” has been translated into Urdu by Sahitaya Akademi, Delhi. I also translated this novel into Hindi. Also, many of my short stories, articles and research papers have been translated into Hindi, English, Urdu and other Indian languages.
AS: I heard that you have done a lot of research on Dogri grammar and the origin of the word “Duggar” Dogra” and “Dogri”. Could you shed some light on this discovery, sir?
DB: Dogra scholars have been confused about the origin of these important words for many years. In All India Dogri Writers Conference in March 1980, great Sanskrit scholar Dr. Bal Krishan Shastri developed a new formula supposed to create Dugaddh by copying Dvigart but Dr. Ved Kumari Ghai, HOD, University of Jammu objected saying that would lead to further confusion. But Dr. BK Shastri was adamant on his theory of NIKAS and VIKAS of the Dogri language. In the All India Dogri Writers Conference in 1985, I refuted the Nikas-Vikas theory and proved that the Dogri language was influenced by the ancient Persion of Iran. King Darius 1st of Iran had captured all this region up to the Beas River in 520 BC. I spent 35 years researching Dogri Vyakarana (Grammar) and found that the ancient language “Munda” influenced our Dogri Grammar, especially our “Infix”. Later, I discovered the word ‘Dogra’ (Kavach, Defender) in a branch of Munda and started research works on Dogra, Duggar and Dogri. Later, I discovered a “Munda Goddess” Tattee Devi” in Shivalik as a matriarch of the Munda tribe. Moreover, an archaeologist from Udhampur, Anil Paba recently discovered a matriarch of Munda in a sandstone idol at Beli, near Salmerhi (Udhampur). This idol seems to be older than the supposed idol of Pashupati Nath from Nepal. (Munda Matriarch’s idol could be seen on Anil Paba’s fb page)
AS: Your perspective on the downward trend in reading habits, especially among young people.
DD: We are ruled by imperialism and there is a growing tendency towards commercialization. The purpose of education has also changed and everyone is in the race to earn money. No one wants to study literature or engage in creative arts like painting, writing, and other creative pursuits that sublimate our instincts. In other words, society is “psychologically sick” and people fail to exercise proper control over their instincts. This is an unhealthy trend and voracious reading is a must for creative writing.
AS: Your advice to budding writers.
DD: Just one piece of advice. Study society thoroughly, whether you are a poet, playwright or novelist, write as you see it and find things impersonally.
AS: What do you see as the future of creative writing in J&K?
DB: Creative writing seems to have a bright future at J&K. But more than in Jammu, it is in Kashmir that creative writing has flourished a lot. Kashmir produced a Gianpeeth Awardee while Jammu did not. So we need to encourage young writers to focus on a high level of creative writing. It is the quality of a literary work and not the quantity that counts.

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Chelsea Rathburn – New Georgia Encyclopedia https://manteobooksellers.com/chelsea-rathburn-new-georgia-encyclopedia/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/chelsea-rathburn-new-georgia-encyclopedia/ Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three award-winning books of poetry and has been Georgia Poet Laureate since 2019. Her work is marked by a quiet intensity and explores the relationships between form and content, and between self and world. Chelsea RathburnBy Chelsea Rathburn Rathburn was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975 and raised in […]]]>

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three award-winning books of poetry and has been Georgia Poet Laureate since 2019. Her work is marked by a quiet intensity and explores the relationships between form and content, and between self and world.

Chelsea Rathburn
By Chelsea Rathburn

Rathburn was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975 and raised in Miami, but her maternal family has lived in Georgia for nearly two centuries. She earned a BA in English from Florida State University in 1997 and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas in 2001. After earning her MA, she moved to Decatur, where she taught workshops at Emory University and held the position of poetry chair for the Decatur Book Festival.

Rathburn’s first complete collection, The changing line, won the Richard Wilbur Prize in 2005. The book employs traditional forms, including sonnets, triplets, rhyming quatrains, and blank verse meditations, albeit in plain language. The inconsistent boundaries invoked by the collection’s title recur throughout, as Rathburn shows readers that the line between love and antipathy is often transitory and illusory. Building on these beginnings, she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded a research trip to France and Poland. These travels, the dissolution of her first marriage and her second marriage to the poet James Davis May, inspired her next manuscript, A raft of sorrowwhich won the 2012 Autumn Press Poetry Award and was published in 2013.

A raft of sorrow
By Chelsea Rathburn

While containing sonnets and other formal poems, A raft of sorrow finds Rathburn largely freed from the constraints of iambics and rhyme. The book has been praised for its innovative and nuanced voice, as well as its skillful exploration of themes such as alcoholism, marital dysfunction and, ultimately, the self-recovering power of new love. Particularly noteworthy are the poems that Rathburn calls “travel eclogues”, conversations between a young wife and her husband as they travel through Europe and become increasingly distant from each other. Deeply personal, these poems nevertheless address universal concerns, including the anguish of loss and the redemptive power of acceptance. Shortly after finishing A raft of sorrowRathburn began teaching at Young Harris College in the mountains of northern Georgia, where she designed and directed the undergraduate creative writing program.

Rathburn’s third collection, Still life with mother and knife (2019), was named one of “Books Every Georgian Should Read” by the Georgia Center for the Book and received the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Prize in Poetry. It consists of four interlocking sections. The first section explores childhood and adolescence, exploring the speaker’s sexual awakening and the dangers that come with it. The second section takes the speaker through childbirth and the frightening world of postpartum mental illness. And the third features conversations with paintings by Eugène Delacroix and sketches of Medea, the witch of Greek myth who murders her sons. In the fourth section, which focuses on the healing found in parenting a young child, “Médée” trades her knife for a bar of soap, as she stands in the shower under the watchful eye of her daughter, who “studies me / the way I have stood before a work of art. Unwavering, sometimes bitter, and ultimately restorative, these poems of mothers and daughters show Rathburn at her most poignant.

Still life with mother and knife
By Chelsea Rathburn

One month after the publication of Still life with mother and knife, Governor Brian Kemp named Rathburn Poet Laureate of Georgia. In this capacity, she serves as an ambassador for the literary arts at events across the state. Since 2019, Rathburn has taught creative writing at Mercer University in Macon, where she lives with her daughter and husband.

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A Hokkaido Artist’s Passion for Ammonites Leads to an Encyclopedia https://manteobooksellers.com/a-hokkaido-artists-passion-for-ammonites-leads-to-an-encyclopedia/ Tue, 31 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/a-hokkaido-artists-passion-for-ammonites-leads-to-an-encyclopedia/ Koichi Fukuoka’s career as a copperplate engraver took an unexpected turn after he encountered fossils of ammonites, a spiral-shelled creature that lived in the age of dinosaurs. The artist, who lives in Hokkaido, changed his subjects from local landscapes to a wide variety of ammonites found on Japan’s northernmost main island. Fukuoka, 75, has finally […]]]>

Koichi Fukuoka’s career as a copperplate engraver took an unexpected turn after he encountered fossils of ammonites, a spiral-shelled creature that lived in the age of dinosaurs.

The artist, who lives in Hokkaido, changed his subjects from local landscapes to a wide variety of ammonites found on Japan’s northernmost main island.

Fukuoka, 75, has finally released an illustrated encyclopedia that details more than 300 fossils of ammonites and other prehistoric creatures found on the island.

It features copperplate images he has produced over the past 20 years, including ammonites in four suborders, 36 families, and 181 genera.

“Ammonites are so beautiful. As living beings, their forms were functional in every way,” he said. “It’s my job as a painter to show people that such fantastic fossils are found in Japan.”

A drawing of the ammonite genus Sharpeiceras characterized by two rows of spike-like projections on its back (Provided by Hokuryukan Co.)

Ammonites, belonging to the same group as squids and octopuses, thrived in the oceans before disappearing with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous period.

Hokkaido is one of the richest sites in the world in ammonite fossils. Over 500 species have been discovered and new varieties continue to be found.

Fukuoka became captivated with ammonites after finding an ammonite fossil with fossil enthusiasts in Hokkaido.

In addition to the well-known varieties with snail-like swirls, ammonites come in different forms. The genus Nipponites, characterized by irregular whorls, appears to be a wavy snake.

The more Fukuoka learned about ammonites, the more hypnotized he became.

Around 2001, the artist stopped working on the landscapes of Hokkaido to focus on ammonites. His copperplate images capture the detailed taxonomic characteristics of each variety.

“I never thought I would be working on ammonites for so long,” he said.

Fukuoka began compiling his works into an encyclopedia five years ago.

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A drawing of Nipponites, a genus of ammonite known for its unique serpentine-like shape (Provided by Hokuryukan Co.)

Although it took much longer than originally planned due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the book was eventually completed with the help of paleontology experts.

“Cretaceous Ammonites and Other Life with Copperplate Pictures”, published by Hokuryukan Co., also features dinosaurs, fish species and water lilies.

It is priced at 16,500 yen ($128), including tax.

“Looking at the artworks in Fukuoka, I feel the urge that we researchers want to express our feelings for fossils more strongly,” said Makoto Manabe, deputy director of the Tokyo National Museum of Nature and Science. . “I think you can find something new when you look at the fossils again after seeing his works.”

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Repatriation of rare encyclopedia turns the page on restoration efforts https://manteobooksellers.com/repatriation-of-rare-encyclopedia-turns-the-page-on-restoration-efforts/ Wed, 25 May 2022 01:21:28 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/repatriation-of-rare-encyclopedia-turns-the-page-on-restoration-efforts/ Coming across a Yongle Dadian set these days is something of a literary miracle. First compiled in the early 15th century during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) following the Yongle Emperor’s edict, this set of manuscript books is often considered the world’s largest paper encyclopedia. The whole extends to approximately 370 million Chinese characters and consists […]]]>

Coming across a Yongle Dadian set these days is something of a literary miracle.

First compiled in the early 15th century during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) following the Yongle Emperor’s edict, this set of manuscript books is often considered the world’s largest paper encyclopedia. The whole extends to approximately 370 million Chinese characters and consists of 22,937 volumes printed in 11,095 copies.

Only 400 copies are known to have survived, all copied from a 16th-century duplicate, as the whereabouts of the original are unknown.

So when a copy on the Chinese character hu (“lake”) returned to its home country from Canada to be housed in the National Library of China in 2013, it sparked huge excitement among Chinese librarians.

“Any clues to find even one page of the Yongle Dadian would be great news,” said Chen Hongyan, deputy director of the NLC’s ancient books department. “This encyclopedia is a crucial testimony to the long lineage of Chinese culture.”

Unlike modern printed encyclopedias, which may consist of concise explanations, a single entry in the Yongle Dadian may include long quotations or even entire ancient texts. As a result, many key books whose original editions have been lost remain accessible today.

Perhaps because its pages were too fragile to touch, the newly returned entry sat in library storage for several years while experts considered how best to preserve and share the national treasure.

Last year, the National Library, China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Preservation and internet giant ByteDance, the parent company of short video platform TikTok, or Douyin in China, jointly announced a plan to restore the document.

About 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) will be spent not only on restoring the text, but also on training restorers, digitizing the work, and creating related public education programs.

With the new National Antiquarian Book Directive emphasizing the importance of wider participation, the public is now encouraged to explore new ways of caring for antiquarian books.

“We want to use short video platforms to provide the general public with another way to grasp the cultural background of Yongle Dadian,” Chu Yingxia, deputy secretary-general of the foundation and head of the ongoing project, told China Daily.

Chu noted that online platforms provide new outlets for scholars to more easily explain ancient texts.

“The original texts of ancient books are often obscure,” Chu said. “But by using these platforms, we can explore how to apply the knowledge they contain to modern life, which will especially benefit the younger generation.”

Since last year, the foundation has amassed 100 stories about protecting ancient books from around the country to post on short-video platforms. An online video project with the hashtag “Searching for the Keepers of Ancient Books” has proven popular with netizens. The associated music videos have been viewed 240 million times.

On March 18, Ancient Books Traveling Through Time and Space, a documentary featuring today’s protectors of ancient books, was released online through the project. It attracted 34 million views in its first month of publication.

“The fruits of protecting cultural artifacts should be shared,” Chu said. “Many conservation institutions face a lack of staff, capital and publicity. Now, thanks to online platforms, we can explore other ways to support their work.”

“Only when all of society understands the need to protect ancient books will their importance be understood.”

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Random: An Animal Crossing Nature Encyclopedia Releases in Japan https://manteobooksellers.com/random-an-animal-crossing-nature-encyclopedia-releases-in-japan/ Mon, 23 May 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/random-an-animal-crossing-nature-encyclopedia-releases-in-japan/ Image: Nintendo Life Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ mature and varied ecology is one of its greatest assets. From insects and fish changing every month, season and even time of day, to the fossils you can discover. In Japan, the game has often been used as an educational tool, with a linked stamp rally event taking […]]]>
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ mature and varied ecology is one of its greatest assets. From insects and fish changing every month, season and even time of day, to the fossils you can discover. In Japan, the game has often been used as an educational tool, with a linked stamp rally event taking place at an aquarium in Japan.

Now you don’t even have to go to a museum or aquarium to learn about the variety of creatures on your island! Japanese book publisher Kodansha will publish an encyclopedia that encompasses all 235 species of insects, fish, deep-sea creatures and fossils. This is part of Kodansha’s Moving Encyclopaedia series, “MOVE”, meaning it will come with a DVD and posters to accompany the book.

The book is – as you’d expect for an encyclopedia – incredibly detailed, with infographics, photos and even cute little Blathers pop-ups. It’ll even include a handy guide on when to find bugs, fish, and sea creatures in the book – so no more frantic Googling! And the DVD is a lovely little companion that will help explain the topics, along with NHK archives and Animal Crossing: New Horizons in-game footage.

Nintendo of Japan has shared a few pages from the upcoming book, and it’s absolutely perfect – bright, colorful and full of information. If only it was in English…

Also, those posters you get with the encyclopedia? They watch exactly like what you would pick up in a museum gift shop. In fact, why didn’t Blathers invest in a gift shop for his museum?

The book is unfortunately only for Japan for now, but hey, if we make enough noise, maybe Nintendo will get it localized. It’s a fun accompaniment to play while educating kids about nature, the natural world, and history. It releases on July 28, and reservations for the encyclopedia are now open at various Japanese bookstores – online and offline – as well as My Nintendo stores.

Japan once again gets the best kind of merchandise. Suh.

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