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Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.

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Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf (April 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101874937
ISBN-13: 978-1101874936
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1 x 9.6 inches

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All Summer Long: A Novel PDF

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Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (May 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062390759
ISBN-13: 978-0062390752
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
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Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart.

All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple – prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman.  They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.

As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life.  They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing.  Nick is ecstatic.  Olivia is not.   She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought.   Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work.  Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand.

As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.

This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more.  Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together.  All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness?  From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything.

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The Emperor's Revenge (The Oregon Files) PDF

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Series: The Oregon Files (Book 11)
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399175962
ISBN-13: 978-0399175961
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
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Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

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What to Expect When You're Expecting PDF


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Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 5 edition (May 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0761187480
ISBN-13: 978-0761187486
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches
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With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today.

This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).

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Biomaterials and Designer Functional Applications in Oral Cavity PDF


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Hardcover: 274 pages
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634847792
ISBN-13: 978-1634847797
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Mangroves: Biology and Biogeography PDF

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Hardcover: 450 pages
Publisher: Alpha Science Intl Ltd (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1842654330
ISBN-13: 978-1842654330
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
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The Mangroves: Biology and Biogeography gives an up-to-date overview of the biology of mangrove systems around the world with special references to the Indian sub-continent covering morphology, taxonomy, cell physiology, cytology, cytochemistry, phytochemistry and molecular biological details in different species of mangroves. The text is very clear and lively, illustrated with relevant anecdotes as well as a large numbers of photographs of almost all the living plant species of mangrove flora and drawings supplemented with ample references for further reading for audiences related to generalised and specific fields.

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Best Practices for Sustainable Operations at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site PDF

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Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: RAND Corporation (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0833091700
ISBN-13: 978-0833091703
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The Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS), on the Hawaiian island of Maui, is a major site of U.S. space surveillance activity. This report synthesizes best practices implemented at research institutions that have attributes in common with AMOS in order to provide suggestions for how the Air Force might further streamline its operations and lower its total operating costs.

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Benchmark Series: Microsoft Office 2016: Text PDF


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Series: Benchmark
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Publisher: EMC Paradigm,US (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763869139
ISBN-13: 978-0763869137
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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The Benchmark Series is designed to teach the essential features to develop a mastery skill level in Office, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Its graduated, three-level instructional approach moves students from initial modeling of skills to guided application in projects-based exercises to independent problem solving in realistic workplaces. The Benchmark Series includes assessments that challenge students and test their abilities to re-create files and solve problems independently.

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Becoming a Christian (Pack of 25) PDF


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Pamphlet: 4 pages
Publisher: Good News Publishers (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1682163067
ISBN-13: 978-1682163061
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Becoming a Christian means the beginning of a wonderful journey as a member of God’s family.

The Bible says that Christians are “caused to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading” (1 Peter 1:3-4). The message and Scriptures below will help in the understanding of how to become a Christian and receive a living hope through Jesus Christ.

ADMIT THAT YOU HAVE SINNED.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).

Your sin separates you from God and leads to death. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).

“For the wages of sin is death . . .” (Romans 6:23).

You cannot get rid of your sin on your own. “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy” (Titus 3:5).

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE YOU FROM YOUR SINS.

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Jesus Christ, God’s Son, led a sinless life, and yet chose to be in our place. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).

Jesus died on a cross and was buried. Three days later, God raised him to life again to prove that death was defeated. “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures . . .he was buried . . . he was raised on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). “Death no longer has dominion over him” (Romans 6:9).

God offers to forgive our sins, and he invites us to spend eternity in heaven with him if we accept Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. “Everyone who believes in him receives forgive- ness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43). “Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24).

TURN FROM YOUR SINS AND INVITE CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

WHAT’S NEXT?

Here are some things you can do to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ:

• Read the Bible to learn more about God and his    plan for your life.

• Pray to God often to share your joys and problems and to confess your sins.

• Attend a Bible-teaching church where you can worship God and get to know other Christians.

• Share your faith. You have just received a wonderful gift. Tell someone!

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Barcelona: An Urban History of Science and Modernity, 1888-1929 (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945) PDF


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File Size: 11112 KB
Print Length: 280 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1472434196
Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
Publisher: Routledge (April 14, 2016)
Publication Date: April 14, 2016
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Language: English
ASIN: B01EAHZ6IY
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The four decades between the two Universal Exhibitions of 1888 and 1929 were formative in the creation of modern Barcelona. Architecture and art blossomed in the work of Antoni Gaudi­ and many others. At the same time, social unrest tore the city apart. Topics such as art nouveau and anarchism have attracted the attention of numerous historians. Yet the crucial role of science, technology and medicine in the cultural makeup of the city has been largely ignored. The ten articles of this book recover the richness and complexity of the scientific culture of end of the century Barcelona. The authors explore a broad range of topics: zoological gardens, natural history museums, amusement parks, new medical specialities, the scientific practices of anarchists and spiritists, the medical geography of the urban underworld, early mass media, domestic electricity and astronomical observatories. They pay attention to the agenda of the bourgeois elites but also to hitherto neglected actors: users of electric technologies and radio amateurs, patients in clinics and dispensaries, collectors and visitors of museums, working class audiences of public talks and female mediums. Science, technology and medicine served to exert social control but also to voice social critique. Barcelona: An urban history of science and modernity (1888-1929) shows that the city around 1900 was both a creator and facilitator of knowledge but also a space substantially transformed by the appropriation of this knowledge by its unruly citizens.

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Ballenger's Otorhinolaryngology (Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (Ballenger)) PDF

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Series: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (Ballenger)
Hardcover: 1277 pages
Publisher: People's Medical Publishing House; 18 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607951770
ISBN-13: 978-1607951773
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The first edition of Ballenger's book was published in 1908 and has since been translated into 10 languages. The 18th edition continues the tradition of presenting a complex reference text of current knowledge in otorhinolaryngology for the 21st century. The 18th edition comprises 114 chapters organised into six sections, each edited by a leader in its discipline. The sections are topically arranged to address otology/neurotology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, laryngology and bronchoesophagology, and head and neck surgery. The presentation of basic science underlying clinical otorhinolaryngology has been expanded and molecular mechanisms and genetics of disease are presented. Disorders of smell, taste, balance and hearing, voice, speech, and lagnuage are also emphasised to provide comprehensive coverage of the discipline. Blending state-of-the-art clinical techniques with coverage of scientific foundations, this book is designed to satisfy the informational needs of developing specialists and seasoned practitioners alike. New chapters include Allergy Evaluation, Immunotherapy, Medical Management of Chronic Sinusitis, Otoplasty, and Cleft Lip. New chapters in an expanded section on pediatric otorhinolaryngology include Congenital Anomalies of the Mandible and Maxilla; Drooling, Dysphagia, and Aspiration; Congenital Anomalies of the Nose and Nasal Airway, Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx and Trachea, Acquired Anomalies of the Larynx and Trachae, Aerodigestive Tract Foreign bodies and Caustic Ingestions; Speech and Resonance Disorders in Children; Voice Disorders in Children; and Vascular Tumors and Malformations of the Head and Neck. Senior authors were chosen not only for their original contributions, but also for their intellectual leadership of the speciality. basic science and clinical chapters stress the role of molecular biology in the pathogenesis of disease. Throughout, the genetic basis of disease has been emphasized. The book is a unique blend of state-of-the-art clinical techniques, methods and outcomes together with coverage of basic mechanisms and science. It provides students, residents, fellows and practitioners withe the understanding necessary to participate fully in the use of molecular biology in therapy.

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Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? PDF


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File Size: 850 KB
Print Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (October 1, 2012)
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
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Language: English
ASIN: B009KNRJGQ
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It is well known that the radical libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick sharply distinguished his vision of the free society from egalitarian liberals such as John Rawls. Less remarked upon is the distinction he drew between the free society governed by a strictly limited government, commonly referred to as 'minarchism', and the society without any government at all – anarchism.

In this volume, the editors, Long – an anarchist – and Machan – a minarchist – have brought together a selection of specially commissioned essays from key theorists actively involved in this debate. Each tackles the question of whether or not a government forms a legitimate part of a free society or whether anarchy/minarchy is merely a distinction without a difference.

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Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy) PDF

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File Size: 892 KB
Print Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (October 1, 2012)
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
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Language: English
ASIN: B009KNKWAG
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Examining the political theory of anarchism from a philosophical and historical perspective, Paul McLaughlin relates anarchism to the fundamental ethical and political problem of authority. The book pays particular attention to the authority of the state and the anarchist rejection of all traditional claims made for the legitimacy of state authority, the author both explaining and defending the central tenets of the anarchist critique of the state.

The founding works of anarchist thought, by Godwin, Proudhon and Stirner, are explored and anarchism is examined in its historical context, including the influence of such events as the Enlightenment and the French Revolution on anarchist thought. Finally, the major theoretical developments of anarchism from the late-nineteenth century to the present are summarized and evaluated.

This book is both a highly readable account of the development of anarchist thinking and a lucid and well-reasoned defence of the anarchist philosophy.

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Anaphora Resolution: Algorithms, Resources, and Applications (Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing) PDF


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Series: Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing
Hardcover: 390 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3662479087
ISBN-13: 978-3662479087
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This book lays out a path leading from the linguistic and cognitive basics, to classical rule-based and machine learning algorithms, to today’s state-of-the-art approaches, which use advanced empirically grounded techniques, automatic knowledge acquisition, and refined linguistic modeling to make a real difference in real-world applications. Anaphora and coreference resolution both refer to the process of linking textual phrases (and, consequently, the information attached to them) within as well as across sentence boundaries, and to the same discourse referent.

The book offers an overview of recent research advances, focusing on practical, operational approaches and their applications. In part I (Background), it provides a general introduction, which succinctly summarizes the linguistic, cognitive, and computational foundations of anaphora processing and the key classical rule- and machine-learning-based anaphora resolution algorithms. Acknowledging the central importance of shared resources, part II (Resources) covers annotated corpora, formal evaluation, preprocessing technology, and off-the-shelf anaphora resolution systems. Part III (Algorithms) provides a thorough description of state-of-the-art anaphora resolution algorithms, covering enhanced machine learning methods as well as techniques for accomplishing important subtasks such as mention detection and acquisition of relevant knowledge. Part IV (Applications) deals with a selection of important anaphora and coreference resolution applications, discussing particular scenarios in diverse domains and distilling a best-practice model for systematically approaching new application cases. In the concluding part V (Outlook), based on a survey conducted among the contributing authors, the prospects of the research field of anaphora processing are discussed, and promising new areas of interdisciplinary cooperation and emerging application scenarios are identified.

 

Given the book’s design, it can be used both as an accompanying text for advanced lectures in computational linguistics, natural language engineering, and computer science, and as a reference work for research and independent study. It addresses an audience that includes academic researchers, university lecturers, postgraduate students, advanced undergraduate students, industrial researchers, and software engineers.

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Alleviating Food Insecurity With Snap: Overview and Impacts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program PDF


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Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634848101
ISBN-13: 978-1634848107
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Algorithm and Data Structures PDF

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Hardcover: 550 pages
Publisher: Alpha Science Intl Ltd (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1842659464
ISBN-13: 978-1842659465
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ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES is primarily designed for use in a first undergraduate course on algorithms, but it can also be used as the basis for an introductory graduate course, for researchers, or computer professionals who want to get and sense for how they might be able to use particular data structure and algorithm design techniques in the context of their own work.The goal of this book is to convey this approach to algorithms, as a design process that begins with problems arising across the full range of computing applications, builds on an understanding of algorithm design techniques, and results in the development of efficient solutions to these problems. It seek to explore the role of algorithmic ideas in computer science generally, and relate these ideas to the range of precisely formulated problems for which we can design and analyze algorithm.

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Climate Policy: International Perspectives on Greenhouse Gases PDF


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Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Apple Academic Press (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1771884142
ISBN-13: 978-1771884143
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 inches
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Climate change threatens our planet’s future. Since it’s too late to prevent climate change, we must find ways to prepare for it, while doing all we can to slow down the processes that are causing it. The editor of this compendium, an experienced and respected scientist in the field, has collected research vital to the challenges we are facing. The book offers a multi-perspective look at ways to reduce greenhouse gases and find fossil fuel alternatives from a truly international roster of researchers and scientists.

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Claude Monet: A Short Biography PDF

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Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Benna Books (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944038108
ISBN-13: 978-1944038106
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.2 x 6.8 inches
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This new series from Applewood’s Benna Books imprint begins with short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned artists. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single artist’s life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum. The first titles feature Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, and Pablo Picasso.

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Classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland PDF


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Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 191074512X
ISBN-13: 978-1910745120
Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
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Scrambling is the highly popular pursuit which combines the freedom enjoyed by the hillwalker with the more immediate excitement of the rock climber but without the cumbersome clutter of ropes, karabiners and other paraphernalia. An essential guide to the best scrambling in Scotland, this book details, with the aid of maps and photographs, classic mountain routes such as Aonach Eagach and the Cuillin Ridge, as well as the lesser known Northern Pinnacles of Liathach and many more. Whether a complete beginner or a seasoned scrambler, everything you need to know about this challenging sport is contained here.

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Aquinas Academy 1945-2015 a Very Personal Australian Story PDF


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Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: ATF Press (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1925486141
ISBN-13: 978-1925486148
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Symbolizing Existence: Metalithikum III (Applied Virtuality Book Series) PDF

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Series: Applied Virtuality Book Series (Book 3)
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Birkhauser (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3035603782
ISBN-13: 978-3035603781
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Applied Research of Quantum Information Based on Linear Optics (Springer Theses) PDF


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Series: Springer Theses
Hardcover: 126 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3662498022
ISBN-13: 978-3662498026
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This thesis reports on outstanding work in two main subfields of quantum information science: one involves the quantum measurement problem, and the other concerns quantum simulation. The thesis proposes using a polarization-based displaced Sagnac-type interferometer to achieve partial collapse measurement and its reversal, and presents the first experimental verification of the nonlocality of the partial collapse measurement and its reversal. All of the experiments are carried out in the linear optical system, one of the earliest experimental systems to employ quantum communication and quantum information processing. The thesis argues that quantum measurement can yield quantum entanglement recovery, which is demonstrated by using the frequency freedom to simulate the environment. Based on the weak measurement theory, the author proposes that white light can be used to precisely estimate phase, and effectively demonstrates that the imaginary part of the weak value can be introduced by means of weak measurement evolution. Lastly, a nine-order polarization-based displaced Sagnac-type interferometer employing bulk optics is constructed to perform quantum simulation of the Landau-Zener evolution, and by tuning the system Hamiltonian, the first experiment to research the Kibble-Zurek mechanism in non-equilibrium kinetics processes is carried out in the linear optical system.

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Applied Echocardiography in CAD PDF


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Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub; 1 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 935152972X
ISBN-13: 978-9351529729
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
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Applied Echocardiography in CAD is a comprehensive guide to imaging techniques for a variety of heart conditions. Divided into two sections; section A covers the fundamentals of imaging techniques, and section B covers the clinical applications of these techniques. Variations of echocardiography in the first section include right heart evaluation, contrast echocardiography, and tissue Doppler imaging. Section B is sub-divided into heart conditions including acute coronary syndrome, stable angina, advanced heart failure, and coronary artery diseases in paediatric age groups. Each topic begins with a clinical scenario. Applied Echocardiography in CAD provides an excellent source of reference for cardiologists and residents faced with these conditions day-to-day. Key Points * Comprehensive guide to imaging techniques for a variety of heart conditions * Two sections cover the fundamentals of imaging, and clinical applications for CAD * Excellent day-to-day reference book for cardiologists and residents

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Anomalous Affections (Karnac Library Series) PDF

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Series: Karnac Library Series
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Karnac Books (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178220430X
ISBN-13: 978-1782204305
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Anomalous Affections refers both to the narrator’s accommodation of Parkinson’s disease and to her propensity for loving inappropriately. The first part of the book charts the psychological effects of the diagnosis of a chronic disease on her and her partner in the context of the many disappointments of middle age. She finds parallel experiences in the life of Isabelle de Charrière, a French writer of the late eighteenth century. She’s moved to look at her own past (part 2) and tells of her father’s love for her and her mother’s jealousy and, in her twenties, of her unrequited passion for an older man -- relationship that would be repeated thirty-five years later with a psychotherapist. Part 3 describes this eroticized transference.

Questions arise about the therapist’s complicity in her sexual obsession (a complicity that remains ambiguous). Love alternates with rage; she resorts to silence as a weapon. The power imbalance between patient and therapist troubles her, but it seems that this unacceptable structure brings results: she slowly frees herself from her obsession and is able to feel a simple fondness for him. Described by one psychotherapist as a "terrifying account of an eroticized transference", this fiction is unusual in presenting a patient’s viewpoint

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Animal Lover PDF

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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd; 1 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908373725
ISBN-13: 978-1908373724
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Danny is in trouble. A wannabe animal rights activist and modern day hero, none of this was supposed to happen. After his first attempt at animal liberation ends badly, things go rapidly downhill. In the supermarket where he works his behaviour is becoming more erratic and a number of people, including his boss (a big Jim Davidson fan), a Goth grocery girl (and also teenage poet) and a security guard (enough said) are all out to get him. The woman he loves, Shona, is becoming more extreme by the minute and when they hook up with some hunt saboteurs she's more interested in digging up human graves and stealing the remains than saving foxes. Danny doesn't waste his time at the hunt either

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Interactive Contemporary Art: Participation in Practice PDF


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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784535575
ISBN-13: 978-1784535575
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Audience participation has polarized recent debates about contemporary art. This collection of essays sheds new light on the political, ethical and aesthetic potential of participatory artworks and tests the very latest theoretical approaches to this subject. Internationally renowned art historians, curators and artists analyze the impact of collaborative aesthetics on personal and social identity, concepts of the artist, the ontology of art and the role of museums in contemporary society. Essential reading for students and specialists, Interactive Contemporary Art offers a vital critical evaluation of interactivity in contemporary art.

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Hebrew Bible and Ancient Versions: Selected Essays of Robert P. Gordon (Society for Old Testament Study) PDF

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File Size: 3526 KB
Print Length: 375 pages
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Publisher: Routledge (April 22, 2016)
Publication Date: April 22, 2016
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Robert Gordon gathers together his most important essays on the Old Testament and on the ancient versions, adding an introduction which gives background comment and reflections on each essay. The Old Testament essays are divided into three groups: The Narrative Tradition', 'Prophecy from East to West', and 'Across, Behind and Beyond the Text'. The essays on the ancient versions are divided into two sections: 'The Text and the Versions' and 'The Targums, Chiefly to the Prophets'.

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Hamlet, Protestantism, and the Mourning of Contingency: Not to Be PDF

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File Size: 1284 KB
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Publisher: Routledge (April 22, 2016)
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Building on current scholarly interest in the religious dimensions of the play, this study shows how Shakespeare uses Hamlet to comment on the Calvinistic Protestantism predominant around 1600. By considering the play's inner workings against the religious ideas of its time, John Curran explores how Shakespeare portrays in this work a completely deterministic universe in the Calvinist mode, and, Curran argues, exposes the disturbing aspects of Calvinism. By rendering a Catholic Prince Hamlet caught in a Protestant world which consistently denies him his aspirations for a noble life, Shakespeare is able in this play, his most theologically engaged, to delineate the differences between the two belief systems, but also to demonstrate the consequences of replacing the old religion so completely with the new.

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Habitus and Drug Using Environments: Health, Place and Lived-Experience PDF

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File Size: 1904 KB
Print Length: 290 pages
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Publisher: Routledge; New edition edition (April 22, 2016)
Publication Date: April 22, 2016
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Informed by the thought of Pierre Bourdieu and framed by the philosophy of harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affected by injecting drug use. Drawing on ethnographic research across several locations, this book offers a qualitative and phenomenological account of the social organisation of public settings used for the preparation and administration of illicit drugs, informed by interviews with both injecting drug users and those whose employment is directly affected by public injecting drug use. With attention to current policy-related questions concerning the lived experience of ’place’ upon the health of injecting drug users, how wider social structures contribute to participation in public injecting and the manner in which participation in public injecting amplifies drug-related harm, Habitus and Drug Using Environments sheds light on the ways in which health and place interact to produce and reproduce already established hazards associated with injecting drug use. As such, it will be of interest to sociologists, geographers, criminologists and policy makers working in fields such as drug use, risk behaviours and their relation to place, and health studies.

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Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide (Guides to Historical Artifacts) PDF


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Series: Guides to Historical Artifacts (Book 4)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Left Coast Press (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611329191
ISBN-13: 978-1611329193
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Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North America with descriptions of the uses for, and human behavior associated with, each type. The book contains practical sections on standardized nomenclature, photographing, cleaning, and curating coins, and discusses the impacts of looting and of working with collectors. This is an important tool for archaeologists working with coins. For numismatists and collectors, it explains the importance of archaeological context for complete analysis.

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Grass Roots Leaders: The BrainSmart Revolution in Business PDF

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File Size: 2631 KB
Print Length: 258 pages
Publisher: Gower (September 28, 2012)
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
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Grass Roots Leaders galvanizes the emotional enthusiasm of the workforce and taps the wealth of their brain power to create an engine of innovation that ripples through the organization from the bottom up and powers it forward.

Tony Buzan, Tony Dottino and Richard Israel pick up a theme they first introduced nearly a decade ago in The Brain Smart Leader and document a way of fundamentally changing the perspective and behaviour of leaders and employees in your organization.

Their approach shows how to:
∗ use the brain's capacity for solving problems and implementing innovative plans to make the organization's vision a reality;
∗ adopt a three-speed technique - first gear to slow down and allow new learning or support for difficult transition periods. Second gear shifts up to a productive work outcome, and then third gear revs up to champion innovation and change;
∗ apply a series of proven models for dealing with information overload, making the best use of scarce resources, such as time, and keeping sight of successful outcomes as they are developed.

The book accurately captures the current state of thinking in organizations, as well as the latest research on how our brains work, to deliver a radical blueprint for how organizations need to change to survive and what this means to their managers and to their employees.

If you are a leader who longs to use the grass roots intellectual capital in your organization but, given the quantity of meetings, e-mail, crises and reorganizations, you simply haven't had the time, this book is for you.

And if you are an employee who is sick and tired of daily stress, bad planning and poorly thought-through changes and implementations, customer complaints but no improvements, this book is for you, too.

A Brain Smart Revolution in Business starts with one person.

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The Good Life PDF

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MP3 CD: 1 pages
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged MP3CD edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1504715489
ISBN-13: 978-1504715485
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Stacy and Roger seem to have it all: a wonderful marriage, a luxurious Upper East Side apartment with all the accoutrements of the wealthy, and two endearing young children enrolled in private schools. But what appears to be ''the good life'' to their family and friends is not what it seems in this fast-paced, suspenseful novel that shows the sinister effects of a destructive marriage and the pursuit of the privileged life. Thurm, who according to the New York Times Book Review, ''writes brilliantly of the battle of the sexes,'' has done so again in The Good Life.

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Glimpses of Medieval Switzerland PDF

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Hardcover: 195 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178455569X
ISBN-13: 978-1784555696
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
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Richly illustrated and extensively researched, Glimpses of Medieval Switzerland offers a fascinating journey through medieval Switzerland. It describes and illustrates Swiss history and art in its many cities, towns and villages which are replete with attractive cathedrals, castles, town halls and fountains. Decorative and often colourful fountains were the centrepieces of many towns (Basel, Berne, Fribourg, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen and Solothurn, for example) and they provide the take-off point for an informative account of medieval times in this scenic country. It traces the history, religious and political changes that took place in various regions of the country during and after the Middle Ages and highlights some aspects of the different architectural styles characteristic of the various cantons. The book also poses many intriguing questions, for example, why are there no decorative fountains in many old cantons of Switzerland such as Geneva, the Grisons and Valais? Do Calvinism and parsimonious nature of Geneva's population have something to do with this situation? Are the differences in their sculpture attributable to such factors as religion (Catholic or Protestant), language (French, German or Italian), or the historical legacy of Austrian Habsburgs, German kings or French counts and dukes?

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Getting High: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Dream of Flight PDF


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File Size: 3660 KB
Print Length: 263 pages
Publisher: Vaux Publishing; 1 edition (April 19, 2016)
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
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Language: English
ASIN: B01DOQ087Q
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'We are all born flightless, every one. After so many thousands of years each of us still drops into the world smooth-skinned and featherless.'

Why have we never been content to keep our feet on the ground?

In the 1960s this desire to get high exploded with the LSD counterculture and the Apollo missions. In this unique and dazzling book, acclaimed author Kester Brewin (MUTINY / AFTER MAGIC) explores the history of the human quest for transcendence, and how, following a family tragedy, it blighted his own life.

Drawing on a huge cast of characters from the Montgolfier brothers to Renaissance artists, Hells Angels, astronauts, The Beatles, Gonzo journalists and dreaming hippies, GETTING HIGH is a wild trip into the ancient dream of flight, soaring through shamanic ritual, enlightenment science and punching a hole in what we think the 1960s was all about.

Interwoven in all of this is Brewin's own story. Growing up in a mining village in Yorkshire, his father was the local vicar, the man tasked with lifting this subterranean community each Sunday and offer it a vision of the above. But this pressure to open heaven has terrible consequences for the family, and a tragic illness sends each of them flying.

Skilfully linking ancient history, the story of the 1960s and his own battles with the yearning to 'get high,' this is an important and timely book with an urgent message about religion, the promises of technology, and our need to keep our feet on the ground

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George Eliot, Poetess PDF


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File Size: 731 KB
Print Length: 171 pages
Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (August 28, 2014)
Publication Date: August 28, 2014
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The position of George Eliot’s poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot’s poetry and her role as poetess. Williams argues that even more clearly than her fiction, Eliot’s poetry reveals the development of her belief in sympathy as a replacement for orthodox religious views. With knowledge of the Bible and a firm understanding of society’s expectations for female authorship, Eliot consciously participated in a tradition of women poets who relied on feminine piety and poetry to help refine society through compassion and fellow-feeling. Williams examines Eliot’s poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting religious beliefs, showing that Eliot’s views on gender and religion informed her adoption of the poetess persona. By taking into account Eliot’s poetess treatment of community and motherhood, Williams suggests, readers come to view her not only as a writer of fiction, an intellectual, and a social commentator, but also as a woman who longed to nurture, participate in, and foster human relationships.

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Modern women on trial: Sexual transgression in the age of the flapper (Gender in History MUP) PDF

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File Size: 7360 KB
Print Length: 257 pages
Publisher: Manchester University Press; 1 edition (September 30, 2013)
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
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Modern women on trial looks at the highly publicised, sensational trials of several young female protagonists in the period 1918-24. These cases, all presented by the press as morality tales involving drugs, murder, adultery, miscegenation and sexual perversion, are used as a prism through which to identify concerns about modern femininity. There is a growing historiography on women and the First World War and interwar period, but this book uniquely places a series of virtually co-terminous trials and their reportage alongside each other so as to decipher the cultural work performed in relation to anxieties about the modern woman just after the Great War.

Men, already mentally and physically scarred by war, returned to the humiliation of high unemployment; women, having gained greater independence and skills, were now frustratingly expected to resume prewar work and conventional gender relations. There was particular resentment by men of the 'pleasure-seeking' attitude that women seemed to have acquired. The flapper, which later became closely associated with the 'roaring' 1920s, was a personification of the upheavals of the time, embodying fears and anxieties about modernity, and instabilities of gender, class, race, and national identity. In the period immediately after the Great War, these modern women represented not only newness and hedonism, but also a frightening, uncertain future. This accessible, informative and extensively researched book will be of interest to all those interested in social, cultural or gender history.

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The Flight of the Falcon PDF

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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501153102
ISBN-13: 978-1501153105
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Christopher John Boyce was a son of affluence and privilege whose disaffection with America led him to sell to the Soviets sophisticated and highly secret spy-satellite information.
Eventually uncovered and arrested, Boyce was convicted of espionage in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 1977, and sentenced to forty years in a maximum-security federal penitentiary. Soon after his imprisonment, Boyce--the man prosecutors said had done more harm to the security of the United States than any Soviet agents since the Rosenbergs--escaped.
Boyce was to become America's most wanted fugitive and the focus of an unprecedented, massive manhunt for eighteen months. Scores of FBI agents and U.S. Marshals sifted through hundreds of false leads. They traveled countless miles back and forth across America, to South Africa, through the isolated jungles of Central America. They were called on the carpet by Congressional committees for the often-publicized and embarassing lack of reults.
Although THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON is a thrilling chase and suspense story, it is also a fine study of character and psychological drama--the metamorphosis of an idealistic young man into a coarse and violent criminal fugitive.

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Encountering Freud: The Politics and Histories of Psychoanalysis PDF

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Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Transaction Publishers (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1412862973
ISBN-13: 978-1412862974
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In this volume Paul Roazen examines different national responses to Freud and the beginnings of psychoanalysis. He examines Freud’s work in the contexts of law, society, and class, as well as other forms of psychology.

Encountering Freud includes a brilliant essay on Freud and the question of psychoanalysis’ contribution to radical thought, in contrast to the conservative tradition. Roazen takes up the extravagant claims of Marcuse and Reich, and sees the risks of then overglamorization of the beginnings of psychoanalysis as a profession. Roazen views the legacies of Harry Stack Sullivan, Helene Deutsch, and Erik H. Erikson as less rich because their work conformed to the social status quo. He sees Freud’s inability to avoid an ambiguous outcome as a lack of concern with normality and a refusal to own up to the wide variety of psychological solutions he found both therapeutically tolerable and humanly desirable.

Roazen concludes with a series of explorations on the dichotomies Freud left behind: clinical discoveries versus philosophical standpoints; the relationship of normality to nihilism; and a defense of a therapeutic setting based on trained specialists versus a therapeutic approach encouraging self-expression. This is a volume that utilizes a sharp focus on Freud and his followers and dissenters to explore the question of political psychology at one end and psych-history at the other end of analysis.

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East Liberty: A Novel PDF


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Print Length: 109 pages
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (April 30, 2016)
Publication Date: April 30, 2016
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East Liberty is a poetic, passionate coming-of-age novel spanning 1955 to 1963, set in an Italian-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Roberto (Bobby) Renzo, the novel’s fatherless narrator and main character, lives with Francene Renzo, his beautiful, mysterious, and unconventional mother who gave birth to him out of wedlock. Together the two habitually watch vintage Hollywood movies on TV. Orbiting Bobby and Francene are the Catholic Church; Francene’s gothic, judgmental, Neapolitan parents; and the dramatically shifting culture at large hurtling toward them.

While urged by the nuns at his school to pursue the priesthood — though his dream is to be a big-league baseball player — Bobby is drawn toward the temptations of the secular world, and finds himself involved in petty crimes and seduced by his awakening sexuality. As he emerges from his childhood cloud of innocence, his desire to know about his father becomes acute, and he is forced to confront the confusion and contradictions that rule his life.

First published in hardcover in 2001, East Liberty won the Carolina Novel Award and was named a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction. This paperback edition features a new foreword by Fred Gardaphé, a distinguished professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

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Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes: An Anthropology of Everyday Religion (EASA Series) PDF


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Series: EASA Series (Book 18)
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178533199X
ISBN-13: 978-1785331992
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Everyday practice of religion is complex in its nature, ambivalent and at times contradictory. The task of an anthropology of religious practice is therefore precisely to see how people navigate and make sense of that complexity, and what the significance of religious beliefs and practices in a given setting can be. Rather than putting everyday practice and normative doctrine on different analytical planes, the authors argue that the articulation of religious doctrine is also an everyday practice and must be understood as such.

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Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare: Challenging the Principle of Autonomy in Bioethics (Medical Law and Ethics) PDF


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File Size: 802 KB
Print Length: 258 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0754673960
Publisher: Ashgate; 1 edition (February 28, 2013)
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
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Language: English
ASIN: B00B5QUNAK

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Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare argues that traditional modes of bioethics are proving incommensurable with burgeoning biotechnologies and consequently, emerging subjectivities. Drawn from diverse disciplines, this volume works toward a new mode of discourse in bioethics, offering a critique of the current norms and constraints under which Western healthcare operates. The contributions imagine new, less paternalistic, terms by which bioethics might proceed - terms that do not resort to exclusively Western models of liberal humanism or to the logic of neoliberal economies. It is argued that in this way, we can begin to develop an ethical vocabulary that does justice to the challenges of our age. Bringing together theorists, practitioners and clinicians to present a wide variety of related disciplinary concerns and perspectives on bioethics, this volume challenges the underlying assumptions that continue to hold sway in the ethics of medicine and health sciences.

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Re-inventing the Ship: Science, Technology and the Maritime World, 1800-1918 (Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series) PDF

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File Size: 5816 KB
Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (July 28, 2013)
Publication Date: July 28, 2013
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ASIN: B00DJ4Y00A

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Ships have histories that are interwoven with the human fabric of the maritime world. In the long nineteenth century these histories revolved around the re-invention of these once familiar objects in a period in which Britain became a major maritime power.

This multi-disciplinary volume deploys different historical, geographical, cultural and literary perspectives to examine this transformation and to offer a series of interconnected considerations of maritime technology and culture in a period of significant and lasting change. Its ten authors reveal the processes involved through the eyes and hands of a range of actors, including naval architects, dockyard workers, commercial shipowners and Navy officers. By locating the ship's re-invention within the contexts of builders, owners and users, they illustrate the ways in which material elements, as well as scientific, artisan and seafaring ideas and practices, were bound together in the construction of ships' complex identities.

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A Copious Fountain: A History of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 1812-2012 PDF


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Paperback: 626 pages
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0664503470
ISBN-13: 978-0664503475
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A Copious Fountain tells the two-hundred-year-old story of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. From its first days at Hampden-Sydney College, Union Presbyterian Seminary has answered its call to equip educated ministers to serve the church. As the first institution of its kind in the South, Union Presbyterian Seminary created a standard for theological education across denominational affiliations. This systematic history of Union Presbyterian Seminary gives cultural and historical context to the school through its bicentennial year. Combining research, photographs, and primary source documents, Sweetser's book celebrates the enduring influence of Union Presbyterian Seminary in the church and beyond.

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The Children Left Behind: America's Struggle to Improve Its Lowest Performing Schools PDF

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Hardcover: 222 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1475823592
ISBN-13: 978-1475823592
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Between 2002 and 2016, the federal government, state governments, and school districts undertook unprecedented measures to improve the lowest-performing schools. This book draws on dozens of actual examples to illustrate the wide range of interventions adopted over this time period. Among the initiatives examined in depth are efforts by states to provide technical assistance to schools and districts, offer students educational choices, engage communities in school improvement, take over low-performing schools and districts, create special state-run school districts, and close failing schools. Also discussed are district-initiated measures, including programs to standardize instruction, innovative approaches to raising student achievement, and restructuring of district operations. The book concludes with an assessment of 15 years of turnaround initiatives and recommendations based on lessons learned over this time period.

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Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy: Tradition, Reason and Devotion PDF


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File Size: 1616 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Ashgate (March 28, 2014)
Publication Date: March 28, 2014
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ASIN: B00IT0DY1A

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In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who spoke the Bhagavad Gita. Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature.

This book provides a thematic study of Caitanya Vaishnava philosophy, introducing key thinkers and ideas in the early tradition, using Sanskrit and Bengali sources that have seldom been studied in English. The book addresses major areas of the tradition, including epistemology, ontology, aesthetics, ethics, and history, and every chapter includes relevant readings from primary sources.

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British Posters of the First World War PDF


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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Amberley (April 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1445655268
ISBN-13: 978-1445655260
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During the First World War the authorities emulated the simple slogans and strong graphic imagery of advertising posters to create a form of mass communication that was easily and instantly understood by the British public. They were aimed at the mostly illiterate working class who did more than their share to feed the machinery of war. This book looks at the art of these posters and explores the themes that emerged throughout the course of the conflict. For the most part the posters were calls to action, starting with the initial period of voluntary enlistment and leading on to conscription. Psychologically they worked on several levels, appealing to a sense of duty or tapping into feelings of guilt. Patriotic fervor was heightened by the appearance of the Union Jack, the king and, most enduringly perhaps, the iconic image of Lord Kitchener. In addition, propaganda posters heaped on the pressure with scenes of German atrocities, such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the specter of Zeppelin raids on England. Those not directly involved in the fighting were also urged to do their part; the women in particular by sending their men to the front or working in the munitions factories or on the land. Even children had a part to play - 'Daddy, what did YOU do in the war?' Money is another recurring theme, with war savings and bonds financing the war effort and countless charities appealing for funds to care for the wounded and war orphans.

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Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music Education PDF

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Print Length: 261 pages
Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (December 28, 2015)
Publication Date: December 28, 2015
Language: English
ASIN: B018IOIAOC

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Pierre Bourdieu has been an extraordinarily influential figure in the sociology of music. For over four decades, his concepts have helped to generate both empirical and theoretical interventions in the field of musical study. His impact on the sociology of music taste, in particular, has been profound, his ideas directly informing our understandings of how musical preferences reflect and reproduce inequalities between social classes, ethnic groups, and men and women. Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music Education draws together a group of international researchers, academics and artist-practitioners who offer a critical introduction and exploration of Pierre Bourdieu’s rich generative conceptual tools for advancing sociological views of music education. By employing perspectives from Bourdieu’s work on distinction and judgement and his conceptualisation of fields, habitus and capitals in relation to music education, contributing authors explore the ways in which Bourdieu’s work can be applied to music education as a means of linking school (institutional habitus) and learning, and curriculum and family (class habitus). The volume includes research perspectives and studies of how Bourdieu’s tools have been applied in industry and educational contexts, including the primary, secondary and higher music education sectors. The volume begins with an introduction to Bourdieu’s contribution to theory and methodology and then goes on to deal in detail with illustrative substantive studies. The concluding chapter is an extended essay that reflects on, and critiques, the application of Bourdieu’s work and examines the ways in which the studies contained in the volume advance understanding. The book contributes new perspectives to our understanding of Bourdieu’s tools across diverse settings and practices of music education.

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Print Length: 319 pages
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Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing (April 30, 2016)
Publication Date: April 30, 2016
Language: English
ASIN: B01CIJVI92

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Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity) PDF

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Publisher: Ashgate (June 28, 2013)
Publication Date: June 28, 2013
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, critics have predominantly offered a negative estimate of John Donne’s Metempsychosis. In contrast, this study of Metempsychosis re-evaluates the poem as one of the most vital and energetic of Donne’s canon. Siobhán Collins appraises Metempsychosis for its extraordinary openness to and its inventive portrayal of conflict within identity. She situates this ludic verse as a text alert to and imbued with the Elizabethan fascination with the processes and properties of metamorphosis. Contesting the pervasive view that the poem is incomplete, this study illustrates how Metempsychosis is thematically linked with Donne’s other writings through its concern with the relationship between body and soul, and with temporality and transformation. Collins uses this genre-defying verse as a springboard to contribute significantly to our understanding of early modern concerns over the nature and borders of human identity, and the notion of selfhood as mutable and in process.

Drawing on and contributing to recent scholarly work on the history of the body and on sexuality in the early modern period, Collins argues that Metempsychosis reveals the oft-violent processes of change involved in the author’s personal life and in the intellectual, religious and political environment of his time. She places the poem’s somatic representations of plants, beasts and humans within the context of early modern discourses: natural philosophy, medical, political and religious. Collins offers a far-reaching exploration of how Metempsychosis articulates philosophical inquiries that are central to early modern notions of self-identity and moral accountability, such as: the human capacity for autonomy; the place of the human in the ‘great chain of being’; the relationship between cognition and embodiment, memory and selfhood; and the concept of wonder as a distinctly human phenomenon.

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Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party PDF

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Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (April 30, 2016)
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ISBN-10: 1515955761
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In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the U.S., the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with powerful allies around the world.Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement, and its disastrous unraveling.

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