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Aflorisme

By: Florentin Smarandache

Etimologic, aforism + flori = af(L)orism, deci un “aflorism” este o mică reflecție scrisă pe un dizain floral, ori un poem scurt pe un fond artistic.

Cost piperat Sau ţi-o pune aşa un preţ ..să pici în coadă!

Cuprins Cuprins..................................................5 Cât vreau eu..................................................25 Dezolare........................................................25 Lucrătură proastă....................................................25 Ridicol..................................................25 Dispreţuitor...................................................25 Încearcă pastile, că..................................................26 Dreptul de alegere..................................................26 Mister..................................................26 Unul sus pus..................................................26 Needucat.......................................................26 Ingâmfatul.....................................................27 Dublă condamnare..................................................27 Iritant sonor..................................................27 Iscoditor........................................................27 Sunt edificat..................................................27 Zăpacit de fericire...................................................

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Monetary Laws of the United States : Appendix, Volume II: Appendix

By: Matt R. Erickson

Volume II, Appendix contains texts of America's monetary laws. Appendix Topic A. Organic Documents B. Mint Statistics through 1902 C. Preliminary Coinage Reports D. Primary Coinage Acts E. Secondary Coinage Acts F. Foreign Coinage Acts G. Commemorative Coinage Acts from 1891-1954 H. Modern Commemorative Coinage Acts I. Acts regarding Mints and Assay Offices J. Acts Regarding Notes K. Criminal Monetary Jurisdiction Acts L. The Great Deception & the Duping of America M. Miscellaneous Acts N. Monetary Portions of Title 31 of the United States Code ...

Contents Chronological Listing of Acts herein 2 Appendix A: Organic Documents 19 Constitution 19 Amendments 28 (Declaration of Independence) 37 (Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union) 42 Appendix B: Mint Statistics 1793-1902 50 Silver Coinage Mintage Statistics 1793-1902 51 Silver Coinage Mint Mintage Statistics 1793-1902 (odd denominations) 54 Gold Coinage Statistics 1793-1902 (in dollars) 57 Appendix C: Reports 60 Superintendent Robert Morris’ 1782 Report 61 PROPOSITIONS RESPECTING THE COINAGE OF GOLD, SILVER, AND COPPER. 66 Samuel Osgood and Walter Livingston’s April 8, 1786 Report 69 April 8, 1786 72 Thomas Jefferson’s 1791 Report 74 Alexander Hamilton’s January 1791 Report 79 Appendix D: Primary Coinage Acts 99 1792, April 2 100 1834, June 28 104 1837, January 18 105 1849, March 3 111 1853, February 21 112 1873, February 12 114 1878, February 28 126 1879, June 9 128 Appendix E: Secondary Coinage Acts 129 1792, May 8 130 1793, January 14 131 1796, May 27 132 1800, April 24 133 1851, March 3 134 1853, March 3 135 1864, April 22 136 1865, March 3 137 1866, May 16 139 1871, March 3 1...

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Randomness and Optimal Estimation in Data Sampling

By: Florentin Smarandache

The purpose of this book is to postulate some theories and test them numerically. Estimation is often a difficult task and it has wide application in social sciences and financial market. In order to obtain the optimum efficiency for some classes of estimators, we have devoted this book into three specialized sections: Part 1. In this section we have studied a class of shrinkage estimators for shape parameter beta in failure censored samples from two-parameter Weibull distribution when some 'apriori' or guessed interval containing the parameter beta is available in addition to sample information and analyses their properties. Some estimators are generated from the proposed class and compared with the minimum mean squared error (MMSE) estimator. Numerical computations in terms of percent relative efficiency and absolute relative bias indicate that certain of these estimators substantially improve the MMSE estimator in some guessed interval of the parameter space of beta, especially for censored samples with small sizes. Subsequently, a modified class of shrinkage estimators is proposed with its properties. Part2. In this section we h...

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Smarandache Notions Volume 11

By: C. Dumitresru

A collection ot papers concerninq Smarandache type functions, numbers, sequences, inteqer alqoritbms, paradoxes, experimental qeometries, alqebraic structures, neutrosophic probability, set, and loqic, etc. is published this year....

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U.S. Armed Forces Insignia : Annotated Bibliography

By: Louis V. Toms, Compiler

U.S. Armed Forces Insignia - Annotated Bibliography is a catalog of over 4,000 references addressing military and supporting auxiliary services insignia, rank/rate, and decorations. Compiled materials span the period from 1810 to 2010. Materials compiled from a variety of resources including articles and publications available through Internet libraries....

Introduction Statistical Summaries Deciphering Bibliographic Citations References Armed Forces Awards and Decorations Auxiliary Services Antiquarian Acronyms and Abbreviations Resource Indices ...

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International Journal of Mathematical Combinatorics : Volume 1, October 2007

By: Linfan Mao

Generally, combinatorics deals with twofold: Question 1.1. to determine or find structures or properties of configurations, such as those structure results appeared in graph theory, combinatorial maps and design theory,..., etc.. Question 1.2. to enumerate configurations, such as those appeared in the enumeration of graphs, labeled graphs, rooted maps, unrooted maps and combinatorial designs,...,etc.....

Combinatorial Speculation and Combinatorial Conjecture for Mathematics BY LINFAN MAO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Structures of Cycle Bases with Some Extremal Properties BY HAN REN and YUN BAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The Crossing Number of K1,5,n BY HANFEI MEI and YUANQIU HUANG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pseudo-manifold Geometries with Applications BY LINFAN MAO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Minimum Cycle Base of Graphs Identified by Two Planar Graphs BY DENGJU MA and HAN REN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 A Combinatorially generalized Stokes Theorem on Integrations BY LINFAN MAO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 A No...

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Eugene Pickering

By: Henry James

Excerpt: Chapter 1. It was at Homburg, several years ago, before the gaming had been suppressed. The evening was very warm, and all the world was gathered on the terrace of the Kursaal and the esplanade below it to listen to the excellent orchestra; or half the world, rather, for the crowd was equally dense in the gaming-rooms around the tables. Everywhere the crowd was great. The night was perfect, the season was at its height, the open windows of the Kursaal sent long shafts of unnatural light into the dusky woods, and now and then, in the intervals of the music, one might almost hear the clink of the napoleons and the metallic call of the croupiers rise above the watching silence of the saloons....

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A Unifying Field in Logics : Neutrosophic Logic. Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability

By: Florentin Smarandache

It was known to me his setting up in 1980’s of a new literary and artistic avant-garde movement that he called “paradoxism”, because I received some books and papers dealing with it in order to review them for the German journal “Zentralblatt fár Mathematik”. It was an inspired connection he made between literature/arts and science, philosophy....

Paradoxism is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive used of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, paradoxes in creations....

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Doubt : Among Us Trilogy, Volume 1

By: Anne-Rae Vasquez

Doubt is Book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy. Among Us is a book series which delves into the world of the supernatural and how it intersects with the everyday lives of seemingly ordinary young people as catastrophic events on earth lead to the end of times. Among Us weaves the theme of a young man and woman, who while not fully understanding their ‘abilities’, are drawn together in their desire to find out the truth about the world they live in which is similar to themes used in J.J. Abrams’ TV shows Fringe and Lost. ...

MISSION ONE ACCOMPLISHED. The next challenge was bringing in online gamers to join him on his crusade. How was he going to convince online gamers to leave the privacy of their virtual world to work with others in the real world? SERENA BENT OVER TO KISS her father good night. He barely moved, his eyes glued to his iPad, reviewing his notes from his consular meetings that day. "Good night, father.” He mumbled something that resembled ‘good night’, kissed the top of her head and returned to his notes. She straightened herself, turned and walked out of the room. Ever since the riot that devastated downtown Manila and the reports of hundreds of people who went missing a few weeks ago, her father had stayed past office hours at the consulate every night. Her thoughts raced as she walked down the hallway. Suddenly she felt a hand on her left shoulder. Parts of her wanted to start running but instead she froze in her tracks. The spicy scent of ‘Gucci pour Homme’ cologne enveloped her nostrils. She must have sprayed that scent on thousands of male customers last summer at her part time job during the ‘Shangri-la Plaza’s Back to S...

Part One Seeking the Truth Chapter 1 New York, 2008 Chapter 2 Bina Schwartz, Harry’s Mother Chapter 3 Global Nation, 2012 Chapter 4 Serena (alias Lioness) Chapter 5 Cristal (alias Mist) Chapter 6 Joanna Chan (alias Onyx) Chapter 7 Before all hell breaks loose Chapter 8 Questions that need answers Chapter 9 Who to trust Chapter 10 Earthquake or not? Chapter 11 Want some answers Chapter 12 What is this all about? Chapter 13 Kismet Part Two Nothing is what it seems Chapter 14 Land of milk and honey Chapter 15 In my head Chapter 16 Calm before the storm Chapter 17 Joanna makes plans Chapter 18 Agent is watching Chapter 19 What next? Chapter 20 Safe zone Chapter 21 This is not right Part Three If you only knew Chapter 22 In the flesh Chapter 23 Akko Chapter 24 ‘48 Chapter 25 Mind games Chapter 26 The Wall Chapter 27 Not so lucky Chapter 28 Beginning of the end Acknowledgements About the Author ...

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Desperado

By: Florentin Smarandache

One man's story of his reason for emigrating from his home country of Romania to come to America.

Cuprins ................................ 3 ¡Ajutați-mă să emigrez! (Prefață)................................18 Declaration for Emigration as Political Refugee in USA Individual Data........................................21 Reasons to leave my country......................................24 Religious Reasons..........................................24 Political Reasons.........................................25 Addition........................................................31 Changes in Individual Data..........................................33 Poze din lagăr..................................................35 SCRISORI OLOGRAFE DIN LAGǍRUL DE REFUGIAȚI POLITICI.................43 ANUL 1988 1. Cher Monsieur Camp (Istanbul, le 15.10.1988)…………44 2. Dear Professor Beno Arbel (Istanbul, 15.10.1988)…………46 3. Cher Monsieur le Directeur de la Maison d'Edition “Albin Michel” (Istanbul, le 16.10.1988)…………47 4. Ma Chère Traductrice [Chantal Signoret, Aix – en – Provence] (Istanbul, 17.10.1988).............................49 5. Stimate D-le Corduneanu (Istanbul, 19 – 20.10.1988)…………50 6. Dear Professor WEGNER (Istanbul, 20...

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A Unifying Field in Logics : Neutrosophic Logic, Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability and Statistics (Traditional Chinese)

By: Florentin Smarandache; Feng Lui, Translator

科学面临的难题 _ 中智学为何诞生 中智学(neutrosophy)起源于1995年美国, 它站在东西文化交融的立场上, 从对立统一的角度探索从科学技术到文学艺术的一切宏观及微观结构, 构造超越一切学科、超越自然科学与社会科学界限的统一场, 以解决当今认知科学、信息科学、系统科学、经济学、量子力学等科学技术前沿难题——非确定性问题。中智学努力通过新型开放模式改造当今各自然科 与社会科学, 实现它们的新陈代谢、改革创新和更新换代。中智学在我们中国还属空白, 故借 对学科正式命名并引入中国。...

中智学, 新的哲学分支 _(Neutrosophy - A New Branch of Philosophy) 摘要: 本文推出了一个新的哲学分支, 中智学 _(neutrosphy), 研究中性的起源、本质和范畴以及和不同思想观念的作用。它的基本点是: 任何观念具有T%的真实性、I%的不确定性以及 的谬误性, 其中T, I, F为╟-0, 1+╢的标准或非标准子集。 _基本理论:任何观念 _ 趋于被 _ 所中和、削弱和平衡 _(不仅仅是被黑格尔主 的), 达到一种平衡状态。 中智学是中智逻辑学 _(在模糊逻辑的基础上总结出来的多值逻辑)、中智集合论 _(模糊 合论的概括总结)、中智概率论和中智统计学 _(分别是经典及非精确概率论、统计学的概括 结) 的基础。 _ 关键字与短语: 非标准分析, 超实数, 无穷小, 单子, 非标准实数单位区间, 集合运算。 _...

译者序 _Preface by the Translator ........................................5 作者简介 _Author’s Biography ..........................................9 译者简介 _Biography of the Translator.................................12 原书前言 _查尔斯·李 _.....................................................19 Preface by Charles T. Le 0.引言: 非标准实数单位区间 _.......................................24 Introduction: The Non-Standard Real Unit Interval 1.中智学——哲学的崭新分支 _.......................................27 Neutrosophy - a new branch of philosophy 2.中智逻辑——逻辑学的统一 _........................................90 Neutrosophic Logic - a unifying field in logics 3.中智集合论——集合论的统一 _....................................109 Neutrosophic Set - a unifying field in sets 4.中智概率论 _..........................................................113 ——传统概率论和非精确概率论的概括总结 _ ——以及中智统计学 _ Neutrosophic Probability - a generalization of classical and imprecise probabilities - and Neutrosophic Statistics 附录: 中智学产生的定义 _..............................................117 Addenda: Definitions derived from Neutrosophics...

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A Unifying Field in Logics : Neutrosophic Logic, Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability and Statistics (Simplified Chinese)

By: Florentin Smarandache; Feng Lui, Translator

1. 科学面临的难题 中智学为何诞生 中智学(neutrosophy)起源于1995年美国, 它站在东西文化交融的立场上, 从对立统一的角度探索从科学技术到文学 艺术的一切宏观及微观结构, 构造超越一切学科、超越自然科学与社会科学界限的统一场, 以 决当今认知科学、信息 科学、系统科学、经济学、量子力学等科学技术前沿难题——非确定性问题。中智学努力通 新型开放模式改造当今 各自然科学与社会科学, 实现它们的新陈代谢、改革创新和更新换代。中智学在我们中国还 空白, 故借此对学科正式 命名并引入中国。...

中智学, 新的哲学分支(Neutrosophy - A New Branch of Philosophy) 摘要: 本文推出了一个新的哲学分支, 中智学 (neutrosphy), 研究中性的起源、本质和范畴以及和不同思想观念的 作用。它的基本点是: 任何观念具有T%的真实性、I%的不确定性以及 F%的谬误性, 其中T, I, F 为╟-0, 1+╢的标准或 非标准子集。 基本理论:任何观念 趋于被 所中和、削弱和平衡 (不仅仅是被黑格尔主张的), 达到一种 平衡状态。 中智学是中智逻辑学 (在模糊逻辑的基础上总结出来的多值逻辑)、中智集合论 (模糊集合论的概括总结)、中智概 率论和中智统计学 (分别是经典及非精确概率论、统计学的概括总结) 的基础。 关键字与短语: 非标准分析, 超实数, 无穷小, 单子, 非标准实数单位区间, 集合运算。...

译者序 Preface by the Translator ..................................5 作者简介 Author’s Biography ..............................9 译者简介 Biography of the Translator...........................12 原书前言 查尔斯·李 ............................................18 Preface by Charles T. Le 0.引言: 非标准实数单位区间 ..............................23 Introduction: The Non-Standard Real Unit Interval 1.中智学——哲学的崭新分支 ..............................26 Neutrosophy - a new branch of philosophy 2.中智逻辑——逻辑学的统一 ...............................83 Neutrosophic Logic - a unifying field in logics 3.中智集合论——集合论的统一 ..............................100 Neutrosophic Set - a unifying field in sets 4.中智概率论 ...........................................103 ——传统概率论和非精确概率论的概括总结 ——以及中智统计学 Neutrosophic Probability - a generalization of classical and imprecise probabilities - and Neutrosophic Statistics 附录: 中智学产生的定义 ..................................106 Addenda: Definitions derived from Neutrosophics...

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Jumpstart to Software Quality Assurance : Volume First

By: Vishnuvarthanan Moorthy

Software Quality Assurance is a specialized activity and it contributes in building capable processes in organization. This book details the different knowledge areas and provides practical insight which is required for software quality analyst to quickly grasp and start being productive within days, and contributes to build such capable processes. This book details the basics of quality assurance, relevant techniques and methods used in quality assurance. What is in there? • A quick description of various knowledge areas in software quality assurance • Frequently used tools and techniques in Software quality assurance • Sample cases to understand the concepts Why this book? • A simple ready recknor for SQA • Mix of pragmatic and theoretical elaborations • Industry specific and current needs of Industry is taken care • Short book for quick read Who should read? • People who are interested in making a career in software quality assurance • Who are interested in understanding Quality assurance • Who are leading an organization and wants to set up the Quality assurance function ...

Audit Expectations: An audit is expected to check, does the Quality System meet the requirements of the relevant Quality System Standard/model or Contract? Does the organization do what the Quality System specifies? Is the Quality System, as implemented, effective in ensuring maintenance and improvement of the quality of products and services? Audit is not an alternative to an inspection operation and cannot serve as a crutch to an ineffective inspection or quality system Types of Audit: • First Party Audit (Internal Audits) • Second Party Audit (Customer Audits) • Third Party Audit (Audit Agencies) Horizontal and Vertical Audits: • Horizontal Audit - Assess same aspect in all projects. • Vertical Audit - Assess all aspects in one project • forward tracking • backward tracking • Hybrid Audits - Mixing Horizontal and Vertical Audits Audit Team: One or more auditors conducting an audit, supported if needed by Technical Experts. The auditors are lead by Lead Auditor. One or more auditees represent the function or the organization. Lead Auditor Responsibilities: (Second party and Third party audits) • Negotiate scope ...

Quality Fundamentals Quality Assurance Functions Lifecycle Models Project Management Configuration Management Software Estimation Risk and Issue Management Tailoring and Waivering Software Engineering - Development Service Management Reviews Metrics Core SQA Activities Quality Audits Quality Control Tools and Basic Statistics Standards (ISO 9001, 20000, 27001) and Models (CMMI, PCMM) Agile Scrum Earned Value Analysis Reference Sites ...

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A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics

By: Jeffrey A. Zilahy

Do you think "math = awesome" is a true statement? After reading this book, you might change your answer to a yes. With "jargon avoidance" in mind, this recreational math book gives you the lowdown on why math is fun, interesting and relevant in today's society. Intended for anyone who is curious about math and where it is circa 2010. This book is less concerned with exploring the mathematical details than it is with exploring the overall impact of various discoveries and insights, and aims to be insightful, cutting edge-y and mathematically rigorous....

Book Directory: 1. Introduction 2. Picking a Winner is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. 3. That's my Birthday! 4. Sizing up Infinity 5. I am a Liar 6. Gratuitous Mathematical Hype 7. LOL Math, Math LOL 8. In Addition to High School Geometry 9. Abstraction is for the Birds 10. NKS: Anti-Establishment as Establishment 11. 42% of Statistics are Made up 12. Undercover Mathematicians 13. I Will Never Use This 14. Gaussian Copula: $ Implications 15. A Proven Savant 16. History of the TOE and E8 17. One Heck of a Ratio 18. A Real Mathematical Hero 19. Casinos Heart Math 20. The Man who was Sure About Uncertainty 21. We Eat This Stuff Up 22. Do I Have a Question for you! 23. When Nothing is Something 24. Think Binary 25. Your Order Will Take Forever 26. When you Need Randomness in Life 27. e=mc^2 Redux 28. Quipu to Mathematica 29. Through the Eyes of Escher 30. Origami is Realized Geometry 31. Quantifying the Physical 32. Geometric Progression Sure Adds up 33. Nature = a + bi and Other Infinite Details 34. Mundane Implications of Tim...

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Smarandache Notions Volume 10

By: C. Dumitresru

A collection of papers concerning Smarandache type functions, numbers, sequences, integer algorithms, paradoxes, experimental geometries, algebraic structures, neutrosophic probability, set, and logic, etc. is published this year....

This document will describe the current status on the search for factors of Smaranda.che consecutive numbers and their reverse. A complete list up to index 200 will be given, with all known factors. Smarandache numbers are the concatenation of the natural numbers from one up to the given index, and reverse Smaranda.che numbers are the concatenation of the natural numbers from the given index dO\vIJ. to 1....

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Smarandache Function Volume 9

By: C. Dumitresru

A collection of papers concerning smarandache type functions, numbers, sequences, integer algorithms, paradoxes, experimental geometries, algebraic structures, neutrosophic probability, set, and logic, etc. is published this year....

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Smarandache Notions Volume 7

By: C. Dumitresru

A collection of papers concerning Smarandache type functions, numbers, sequences, integer algorithms, paradoxes, experimental geometries, algebraic structures, neutrosophic probability, set, and logic, etc. is published this year....

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Proceedings of the First International Conference on Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Logic, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability and Statistics

By: Florentin Smarandache

As an alternative to the existing logics we propose the Neutrosophic Logic to represent a mathematical model of uncertainty, vagueness, ambiguity, imprecision, undefined, unknown, incompleteness, inconsistency, redundancy, contradiction. It is a non-classical logic. Eksioglu (1999) explains some of them: “Imprecision of the human systems is due to the imperfection of knowledge that humain receives (observation) from the external world. Imperfection leads to a doubt about the value of a variable, a decision to be taken or a conclusion to be drawn for the actual system. The sources of uncertainty can be stochasticity (the case of intrinsic imperfection where a typical and single value does not exist), incomplete knowledge (ignorance of the totality, limited view on a system because of its complexity) or the acquisition errors (intrinsically imperfect observations, the quantitative errors in measures).”...

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Automorphism Groups of Maps, Surfaces and Smarandache Geometries

By: Linfan Mao

A combinatorial map is a connected topological graph cellularly embedded in a surface. As a linking of combinatorial configuration with the classical mathematics, it fascinates more and more mathematician’s interesting. Its function and role in mathematics are widely accepted by mathematicians today. On the last century, many works are concentrated on the combinatorial properties of maps. The main trend is the enumeration of maps, particularly the rooted maps, pioneered by W. Tutte, and today, this kind of papers are still appeared on the journals frequently today. All of those is surveyed in Liu’s book [33]. To determine the embedding of a graph on surfaces, including coloring a map on surfaces is another trend in map theory. Its object is combinatorialization of surfaces, see Gross and Tucker [22], Mohar and Thomassen [53] and White [70], especially the [53] for detail. The construction of regular maps on surfaces, related maps with groups and geometry is a glimmer of the map theory with other mathematics....

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Hawaiian Mythology

By: Martha Beckwith

Why after thirty years, should Beckwith’s Hawaiian Mythology be reprinted? Why, for the last twenty-five years, have scholars and amateurs alike sought for either new or used copies of this book which has become a rarity? To begin with, it was the first, and is still the only, scholarly work which charts a pathway through the hundreds of books and articles, many of them obscure and scarce, and through the little-known manuscripts that record the orally transmitted myths, legends, traditions, folktales, and romances of the Hawaiian people. Beckwith herself saw it as a “guide to the native mythology of Hawaii” (p. xxxi), and by mythology she meant “the whole range of story-telling” (p.2). Secondly, from the vantage point of Hawaiian oral narrative the book directs the reader into similar material from peoples elsewhere in Polynesia who are closely related to the Hawaiians, reminding him of relevant narratives from areas west of Polynesia and occasionally even east of Hawaii. The southern Pacific comparison Beckwith offers as “an important link in tracing routes of intercourse during the period of migration of related Polynesian groups...

This guide to the native mythology of Hawaii has grown out of a childhood and youth spent within sound of the hula drum at the foot of the domelike House of the Sun on the windy island of Maui. There, wandering along its rocky coast and sandy beaches, exploring its windward gorges, riding above the cliffs by moonlight when the surf was high or into the deep forests at midday, we were aware always of a life just out of reach of us latecomers but lived intensely by the kindly, generous race who had chanced so many centuries ago upon its shores. Not before 1914 did the actual shaping of the work begin. The study covers, as any old Hawaiian will discover, less than half the story, but it may serve to start specific answers to the problems here raised and to distinguish the molding forces which have entered into the recasting of such traditional story-telling as has survived the first hundred years of foreign contact. To the general student of mythology the number and length of proper names in an unfamiliar tongue may seem confusing. Hawaiian proper names are rarely made up of a single word but rather form a series of words recalling s...

Introduction. vii -- Preface. xxxi -- Coming of the Gods. 1 -- Ku Gods. 12 -- The God Lono. 31 -- The Kane Worship. 42 -- Kane and Kanaloa. 60 -- Mythical Lands of the Gods. 67 -- Lesser Gods. 81 -- Sorcery Gods. 105 -- Guardian Gods. 122 -- The Soul after Death. 144 -- The Pele Myth. 167 -- The Pele Sisters. 180 -- Pele Legends. 190 -- Kamapua?a. 201 -- Hina Myths. 214 -- Maui the Trickster. 226 -- Aikanaka-Kaha?i Cycle. 238 -- Wahieloa-Laka Cycle. 259 -- Haumea. 276 -- . Papa and Wakea. 293 -- Genealogies. 307 -- Era of Overturning . 314 -- Mu and Menehune People. 321 -- Runners, Man-Eaters, Dog-Men. 337 -- Hawaiian Mythology - The Moikeha-La?a Migration. 352 -- Hawaiiloa and Paao Migrations. 363 -- Ruling Chiefs. 376 -- Usurping Chiefs. 387 -- Kupua Stories. 403 -- Trickster Stories. 430 -- Voyage to the Land of the Gods. 448 -- Riddling Contests. 455 -- The Kana Legend. 464 -- The Stretching-Tree Kupua. 478 -- Romance of the Swimmer. 489 -- Romance of the Island of Virgins. 498 -- Romances of Match-Making. 506 -- Romances of the Dance. 519 -- Wooing Romances. 526 -- References. 545 -- Index. 555 --...

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