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              A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

              A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals (Hardback)

              By Ellison, Katherine

              • RRP: $294.00
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              During and after the English civil wars, between 1640 and the 1690, an unprecedented number of manuals teaching cryptography were published, almost all for the general public. While there are many surveys of cryptography, none pay any attention to the volume of manuals that appea...red during the seventeenth century, or provide any cultural context for the appearance, design, or significance of the genre during the period. On the contrary, when the perioda (TM)s cryptography writings are mentioned, they are dismissed as esoteric, impractical, and useless. Yet, as this book demonstrates, seventeenth-century cryptography manuals show us one clear beginning of the capitalization of information. In their pages, intelligence - as private message and as mental ability - becomes a central commodity in the emergence of Englanda (TM)s capitalist media state. Publications boasting the disclosure of secrets had long been popular, particularly for English readers with interests in the occult, but it was during these particular decades of the seventeenth century when cryptography emerged as a permanent bureaucratic function for the English government, a fashionable activity for the stylish English reader, and a respected discipline worthy of its own genre. These manuals established cryptography as a primer for intelligence, a craft able to identify and test particular mental abilities deemed a smarta (TM) and useful for Englanda (TM)s financial future. Through close readings of five specific primary texts that have been ignored not only in cryptography scholarship but also in early modern literary, scientific, and historical studies, this book allows us to see one origin of disciplinary division in the popular imagination and in the university, when particular broad fields a the sciences, the mechanical arts, and the liberal arts a came to be viewed as more or less profitable.
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              ISBN 9781472457646
              Released NZ 20 Jun 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

              ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hinshaw, Stephen P.; Ellison, Katherine

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              Researched and written by Stephen Hinshaw, an international expert on ADHD, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) is the go-to book for authoritative, current, accurate, and compelling information about the glo...bal ADHD epidemic.
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              ISBN 9780190223793
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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              Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers
               

              Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers (Hardback)

              By Rose, Todd; Ellison, Katherine

              • RRP: $60.99
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              An accessible and insightful book that is part memoir and part social commentary for parents and teachers, about children who struggle in conventional schools.

              ISBN 9781401324278
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2013
              Publisher Hyperion
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              Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

              Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools (Hardback)

              By Little, Tom; Ellison, Katherine; Introduction by Waldman, Ayelet

              • RRP: $50.99
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              Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution for turning American students into lifelong learners.

              ISBN 9780393246162
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2015
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy
               

              A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy (Hardback)

              Edited by Ellison, Katherine; Kim, Susan

              • RRP: $271.00
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              The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability stud...ies, and other theoretical perspectives. Essays analyze the material forms of ciphering as windows into the cultures of orality, manuscript, print, and publishing, revealing that early modern ciphering, and the complex history that preceded it in the medieval period, not only influenced political and military history but also played a central role in the emergence of the capitalist media state in the West, in religious reformation, and in the scientific revolution. Ciphered communication, whether in etched stone and bone, in musical notae, runic symbols, polyalphabetic substitution, algebraic equations, graphic typographies, or literary metaphors, took place in contested social spaces and offered a means of expression during times of political, economic, and personal upheaval. Ciphering shaped the early history of linguistics as a discipline, and it bridged theological and scientific rhetoric before and during the Reformation. Ciphering was an occult art, a mathematic language, and an aesthetic that influenced music, sculpture, painting, drama, poetry, and the early novel. This collection addresses gaps in cryptographic history, but more significantly, through cultural analyses of the rhetorical situations of ciphering and actual solved and unsolved medieval and early modern ciphers, it traces the influences of cryptographic writing and reading on literacy broadly defined as well as the cultures that generate, resist, and require that literacy. This volume offers a significant contribution to the history of the book, highlighting the broader cultural significance of textual materialities.
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              ISBN 9781138244641
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Material Readings in Early Modern Culture
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              A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

              A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals (Paperback)

              By Ellison, Katherine

              • RRP: $93.99
              • $93.99
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              During and after the English civil wars, between 1640 and the 1690, an unprecedented number of manuals teaching cryptography were published, almost all for the general public. While there are many surveys of cryptography, none pay any attention to the volume of manuals that appea...red during the seventeenth century, or provide any cultural context for the appearance, design, or significance of the genre during the period. On the contrary, when the period s cryptography writings are mentioned, they are dismissed as esoteric, impractical, and useless. Yet, as this book demonstrates, seventeenth-century cryptography manuals show us one clear beginning of the capitalization of information. In their pages, intelligence - as private message and as mental ability - becomes a central commodity in the emergence of England s capitalist media state. Publications boasting the disclosure of secrets had long been popular, particularly for English readers with interests in the occult, but it was during these particular decades of the seventeenth century when cryptography emerged as a permanent bureaucratic function for the English government, a fashionable activity for the stylish English reader, and a respected discipline worthy of its own genre. These manuals established cryptography as a primer for intelligence, a craft able to identify and test particular mental abilities deemed smart and useful for England s financial future. Through close readings of five specific primary texts that have been ignored not only in cryptography scholarship but also in early modern literary, scientific, and historical studies, this book allows us to see one origin of disciplinary division in the popular imagination and in the university, when particular broad fields - the sciences, the mechanical arts, and the liberal arts - came to be viewed as more or less profitable.
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              ISBN 9780367139339
              Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter
               

              The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Ellison, Katherine

              • RRP: $73.50
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              Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, this work offers scientific evidence that motherhood gives women unexpected mental advantages. It contains stories of multi-tasking mums, and aims to encourage us to discover the positive ways in which having children changes mother...s' brains for the better.
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              ISBN 9780465019069
              Released NZ 11 Apr 2006
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy
               

              A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Ellison, Katherine; Kim, Susan

              • RRP: $102.66
              • $102.66
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              The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability stud...ies, and other theoretical perspectives. Essays analyze the material forms of ciphering as windows into the cultures of orality, manuscript, print, and publishing, revealing that early modern ciphering, and the complex history that preceded it in the medieval period, not only influenced political and military history but also played a central role in the emergence of the capitalist media state in the West, in religious reformation, and in the scientific revolution. Ciphered communication, whether in etched stone and bone, in musical notae, runic symbols, polyalphabetic substitution, algebraic equations, graphic typographies, or literary metaphors, took place in contested social spaces and offered a means of expression during times of political, economic, and personal upheaval. Ciphering shaped the early history of linguistics as a discipline, and it bridged theological and scientific rhetoric before and during the Reformation. Ciphering was an occult art, a mathematic language, and an aesthetic that influenced music, sculpture, painting, drama, poetry, and the early novel. This collection addresses gaps in cryptographic history, but more significantly, through cultural analyses of the rhetorical situations of ciphering and actual solved and unsolved medieval and early modern ciphers, it traces the influences of cryptographic writing and reading on literacy broadly defined as well as the cultures that generate, resist, and require that literacy. This volume offers a significant contribution to the history of the book, highlighting the broader cultural significance of textual materialities.
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              ISBN 9780367667528
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe
                

              Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe (Hardback)

              Edited by Ellison, Katherine; Kincade, Kit; Nelson, Dr. Holly Faith

              • RRP: $591.50
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              Fourteen essays offering analyses of Defoe's works in the light of current literary critical trends, focusing particularly on the ways in which general readers, literary critics, and editors have interpreted Defoe in different places and times --

              ISBN 9780404648695
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
              Publisher AMS Press
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              Series AMS Studies in the Eighteenth-Century
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              Mothers And Murderers: A True Story Of Love, Lies, Obsession ... and Second Chances
                

              Mothers And Murderers: A True Story Of Love, Lies, Obsession ... and Second Chances (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ellison, Katherine

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              In delightful, insightful prose, Katherine Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she weaves together the stories of how her Pulitzer Prize-winning career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got ...drawn into a stranger-than-fiction murder case.
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              ISBN 9781948239400
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Wildblue Press
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