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The New Alexandrian Library

Susan A. Stephens

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Alexandrian library has come to occupy a special place in the Western imagination as the first systematic attempt to collect and preserve human knowledge. That library disappeared or was ... More


Professing Vocation by Caring for the Land

Kathleen L. Shea

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the importance of encouraging college students to include environmental stewardship as part of their vocation. It points out that the protection of nature is a universal ... More


Introduction

Leslie Sklair

in The Icon Project: Architecture, Cities, and Capitalist Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190464189
eISBN:
9780197559628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464189.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Never before in the history of human society has the capacity to produce and deliver goods and services been so efficient and so enormous, thanks to the electronic revolution that started in the ... More


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