The blessings of the internet are numerous.
If I only limit it to the role that the internet plays in the distribution of knowledge, I dare to speak of a dream scenario. Never before have so many people had easy access to so much knowledge. And for free in many cases.
I count our blessings and am satisfied.
There is a but.
We try to earn a living by publishing books, mainly academic publications. In addition to the paper version, we also publish books as ebook.
We like to work customer friendly and therefore choose not to work for a user-unfriendly solution where the purchaser first needs to download the needed software before the purchased can be used. Also, we choose not to use software that restricts the buyer’s possibilities of using the purchased on different devices to set.
Of course, you can also use a watermark so that the road to the buyer can be traced if the book suddenly pops up on a site.
The Innovation of Population Forecasting Methodology in the Inter-war Period: The Case of the Netherlands
The foundations of the model of population dynamics that was to dominate population forecasting methodology throughout the greater part of the 20th century were laid by the English economist Edwin Cannan (1861-1935). By the end of the 1930s, it had become the new standard model for forecasting national populations. After the Second World War, the model became known as the Cohort-Component Projection Model (CCPM).1
However, this does not mean that the introduction and general acceptation of the new methodology was a matter of veni, vidi, vici. On the contrary, almost three decades passed between its emergence in 1895 and its reinvention and general application for national population forecasting purposes in the mid-1920s.
§ 1. There is as great diversity among authors in the modes which they have adopted of defining logic, as in their treatment of the details of it. This is what might naturally be expected on any subject on which writers have availed themselves of the same language as a means of delivering different ideas. Ethics and jurisprudence are liable to the remark in common with logic. Almost every writer having taken a different view of some of the particulars which these branches of knowledge are usually understood to include; each has so framed his definition as to indicate beforehand his own peculiar tenets, and sometimes to beg the question in their favor.This diversity is not so much an evil to be complained of, as an inevitable and in some degree a proper result of the imperfect state of those sciences. It is not to be expected that there should be agreement about the definition of any thing, until there is agreement about the thing itself. To define, is to select from among all the properties of a thing, those which shall be understood to be designated and declared by its name; and the properties must be well known to us before we can be competent to determine which of them are fittest to be chosen for this purpose. Accordingly, in the case of so complex an aggregation of particulars as are comprehended in any thing which can be called a science, the definition we set out with is seldom that which a more extensive knowledge of the subject shows to be the most appropriate. Until we know the particulars themselves, we can not fix upon the most correct and compact mode of circumscribing them by a general description. It was not until after an extensive and accurate acquaintance with the details of chemical phenomena, that it was found possible to frame a rational definition of chemistry; and the definition of the science of life and organization is still a matter of dispute.
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Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) was a Polish journalist and writer who covered developing countries. Kapuscinski, whose books were translated into many languages, was often named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing developing countries on all continents. Among other books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia, “Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun” about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and “Imperium” about the Soviet Union.
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On a night in 2006, a Cape Town’s night club, its floor littered with cigarette butts, plays host to an Afrikaner (sub)cultural gathering. Guys with seventies’ glam rock hairstyles, wearing old school uniform-like blazers decorated with a collection of pins and buttons and teamed up with tight jeans, sneakers and loose shoelaces keep one eagerly awaiting eye on the set stage and another on the short skirted girls. Before taking to the stage, the band, Fokofpolisiekar, entices the audience with the projection of their latest music video for the acoustic version of their debut hit single released two years before and entitled ‘Hemel op die platteland’. Read more
De bloei van de zogenoemde ‘indiaanse of inheemse theologie’ in de afgelopen twintig jaar in Latijns-Amerika is een indicatie voor de diverse veranderingen die er plaats hebben gevonden op politiek, cultureel en kerkelijk gebied. Deze veranderingen zijn niet homogeen van aard en er bestaat al helemaal geen consensus over de interpretatie ervan. Sinds 1990 worden er zogenoemde Continentale Bijeenkomsten over de ‘indiaanse theologie’ georganiseerd, welke mede werden geïnspireerd door de mijlpaal van vijfhonderdste verjaardag sinds de verovering van Abya Yala (het inheemse woord voor het Amerikaanse continent) en de gunstige politieke conjunctuur met betrekking tot de Indianen. In dit artikel probeer ik een interculturele en interreligieuze analyse te geven van deze ontwikkelingen en de gevolgen hiervan voor de religie in de Andes. Read more