Foucault S Pendulum

Foucault S Pendulum

Foucault S Pendulum

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007-03-05
Total Pages : 658 Pages
ISBN : 9780547539683


Foucault S Pendulum

Foucault S Pendulum

Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-08-29
Total Pages : 656 Pages
ISBN : 9781448181988


Foucault S Pendulum

Foucault S Pendulum

Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a

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Genre : Alchemists
Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 641 Pages
ISBN : 9780099287155


Foucault S Pendulum

Foucault S Pendulum

Three Milan editors, who have spent much time rewriting crackpot manuscripts on the occult, decide to have a little fun. Their plan encompasses the secrets of the solar system, Satanic initiation rites, and Brazilian voodoo. A terrific joke--until people begin to disappear.

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Genre : Alchemists
Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : MacMillan
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 641 Pages
ISBN : 0330314971


Pendulum

Pendulum

In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth revolves on its axis. Through careful, primary research, world-renowned author Amir Aczel has revealed the life of a gifted physicist who had almost no formal education in science, and yet managed to succeed despite the adversity he suffered at the hands of his peers. The range and breadth of Foucault's discoveries is astonishing: He gave us the modern electric compass, devised an electric microscope, invented photographic technology, and made remarkable deductions about color theory, heat waves, and the speed of light. Yet until now so little has been known about his life. Richly detailed and evocative, Pendulum tells of the illustrious period in France during the Second Empire; of Foucault's relationship with Napoleon III, a colorful character in his own right; and -- most notably -- of the crucial triumph of science over religion. Dr. Aczel has crafted a fascinating narrative based on the life of this most astonishing and largely unrecognized scientist, whose findings answered many age-old scientific questions and posed new ones that are still relevant today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Amir D. Aczel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-11-01
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781416588436


Umberto Eco And The Open Text

Umberto Eco And The Open Text

The first comprehensive study in English of Umberto Eco's theories and fictions.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Peter Bondanella
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-10-20
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 0521020875


Discipline And Punish

Discipline And Punish

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-04-18
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780307819291


Missing Girl The

Missing Girl The

The darkest secrets are buried the deepest. Meg Morrissey has just lost her job, and her partner to an overseas assignment, when she is called back to the family home of Hunters Reach in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Her ailing grandmother, who raised her when she was orphaned as a child, has always been a formidable figure in her life, and this is hardly a welcome summons. When Meg arrives at the ramshackle old homestead, she learns that the place is up for sale. She is expected to care for the property with its extensive garden, while packing up the contents of the house. As she begins the arduous work of bringing the grand old homestead back to its former glory, she is forced to examine the question that has plagued her all her life - why nobody loved her as a child. As the house unfolds the history of an earlier age, it also spills out secrets Meg had never imagined - in particular, the discovery of an aunt she never knew, her mother's twin sister, Iris. The discovery brings horror in its wake, as Meg learns the secrets of the missing girl and the truth behind a wicked heart where love simply never existed. The more she uncovers, the more questions she has. With her grandmother unwilling to share what she knows, Meg must seek out the truth for herself. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Australian bush in summer, with the ever-present threat of bushfire at its back, this is a highly evocative story of secrets and betrayal from the bestselling author of Croc Country.

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Genre : Adelaide Hills (S.A.)
Author : Kerry McGinnis
Publisher : Random House Australia
Release : 2021-07-02
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781761040634


Foucault S Pendulum And The Text Of Theory

Foucault S Pendulum And The Text Of Theory

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Author : Robert Phiddian
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:893444161


The Island Of The Day Before

The Island Of The Day Before

A 17th century Italian nobleman is marooned on an empty ship in this “astonishing intellectual journey" by the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (San Francisco Chronicle). In the year 1643, a violent storm in the South Pacific leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked—on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he looks back on various episodes from his life: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this “intellectually stimulating and dramatically intriguing” novel, Umberto Eco conjures a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and an old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood (Chicago Tribune).

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-06-05
Total Pages : 530 Pages
ISBN : 9780547563893