Explorations in Topology, Second Edition, provides students a rich experience with low-dimensional topology (map coloring, surfaces, and knots), enhances their geometrical and topological intuition, empowers them with new approaches to solving problems, and provides them with experiences that will help them make sense of future, more formal topology courses.
The book's innovative story-line style models the problem-solving process, presents the development of concepts in a natural way, and engages students in meaningful encounters with the material. The updated end-of-chapter investigations provide opportunities to work on many open-ended, non-routine problems and, through a modified "Moore method," to make conjectures from which theorems emerge. The revised end-of-chapter notes provide historical background to the chapter's ideas, introduce standard terminology, and make connections with mainstream mathematics. The final chapter of projects provides ideas for continued research.
Explorations in Topology, Second Edition, enhances upper division courses and is a valuable reference for all levels of students and researchers working in topology.
An Exploration Of Cultural Healing In Derek Walcott's Omeros, A Hallmark Of Modern Polyglossic Epic.
Emerging from over three hundred years of occidental oppression, the Caribbean people find themselves custodians of a culture inseparably cemented to an imperial history. Despite this oppression, or perhaps because of it, a uniquely West Indian consciousness has emerged, during the last decades of 20th century, which draws Walcott's poetic attention. With a view to recovering the wounds of Caribbean culture, he attempts to delineate this West Indian spirit in his most ambitious work Omeros. ................................................................... The book is Rahman Mostafiz's scholarly article on Derek Walcott's visionary project Omeros. Here Mostafiz has organized this book into two major issues focusing on the process of redefining the epic, and the process of cultural healing in Omeros.
The three volumes of North American Exploration appraise the full scope of the exploration of the North American continent and its oceanic margins from prior to the arrival of Columbus until the end of the nineteenth century. More than an assessment of historical events, these volumes portray the process of exploration. Without forgetting the romance of discovery, the authors recognize that exploration encompasses a great deal more than the adventures themselves. All explorers are conditioned by the time, place, and circumstances of their efforts; these determine objectives, the behavior of explorers, and the consequences of their discoveries. The second volume includes the exploration of North America from the Spanish entrada of the sixteenth century to the British and Russian explorations of the Pacific coastal regions at the end of the eighteenth century—a time during which North America was largely defined and understood in terms of advancing scientific viewpoints during the European Enlightenment. Discovery gave way to Exploration and supposition to understanding.
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