Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Skarga, Piotr

After a difficult childhood during which both his parents died, he studied at Jagiellonian University, then became rector of a parish school in Warsaw. After some travel, he became a parish priest in Lwów. Subsequently, he travelled

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Indian Philosophy, Principal texts and relation to Sabara

Kumarila commented on Jaimini's sutraas well as on Sabara's bhasya. The Varttika (critical gloss) that he wrote was commented upon by Sucarita Misra in his Kasika (“The Shining”), by Somesvara Bhatta in his Nyayasudha (“The Nectar of Logic”), and Parthasarathi Misra in Nyayaratnakara (“The Abode of Jewels of Logic”). Parthasarathi's Sastradipika (“Light on the Scripture”) is a famous independent Mimamsa treatise

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Crailsheim

City, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany. It lies along the Jagst River, about 45 miles (70 km) northeast of Stuttgart. A Frankish settlement in the 6th and 7th centuries, it was chartered in 1320 and passed to the Hohenzollerns in 1399 and to Württemberg in 1810. Most of the old city with its historic buildings was destroyed in World War II, but the Romanesque church of St. John

Monday, March 28, 2005

Wagner, Richard

For the next 15 years Wagner was not to present any further new works. Until 1858 he lived in Zürich, composing, writing treatises, and conducting (he directed the London Philharmonic concerts in 1855). Having already studied the Siegfried legend and the Norse myths as a possible basis for an opera, and having written an operatic “poem,” Siegfrieds Tod (Siegfried's Death), in which he

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Homburg

City, Saarland, southwestern Germany, on the Erbach River, northeast of Saarbrücken. Chartered in 1330 and 1558, it belonged to the counts of Homburg, most of whose territory was divided in 1499 between the houses of Nassau-Saarbrücken and Pfalz-Zweibrücken. It became part of the Bavarian Palatinate in 1815 and was included in the Saar in 1920. The market square is surrounded by fine 17th-century

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Leafy Liverwort

Most leafy liverworts are found in moist habitats—in swamps and bogs and in damp forests,

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Earth Exploration, Electrical and electromagnetic methods

A multitude of electrical methods are used in mineral exploration. They depend on (1) electrochemical activity, (2) resistivity changes, or (3) permittivity effects. Some materials tend to become natural batteries that generate natural electric currents whose effects can be measured. The self-potential method relies on the oxidation of the upper surface of metallic