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  • Souvenir de Syrie, 1860-1861 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Souvenir de Syrie, 1860-1861

    Nous passames encore une journee a Marseille et le 12 a sept heures du matin nous montames, avec nos cinq hommes, a bord de l'euez'ne, grand bateau a vapeur de la Compagnie Penin sulaire. A huit heures et demie on leva l'ancre et nous sortimes par un temps magnifique du port de Marseille.

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  • L'Eau de Mer Milieu Organique: Constance Du Milieu Marin Originel, Comme Milieu Vital Des Cellules, a Travers La Série Animale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Eau de Mer Milieu Organique: Constance du Milieu Marin Originel, Comme Milieu Vital des Cellules, A Travers la Serie Animale

    Cette seconde edition est la reproduction pure et simple de la premiere.

    C'est dire que le Livre III de cet ouvrage n'a pas ete mis au courant des travaux nombreux, publies depuis 1904, sur les applications therapeutiques de l'eau de mer en injections sous-cutanees.

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  • Les Florentins a Lyon: Les Florentins En Pologne (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Florentins A Lyon: Les Florentins en Pologne

    Pour je faire une idee exaaedel' importance a' de la valeur des notes recueillies par M. Fournier, il faut confiderer que ce qui a trait aux Florentins n'y etait que difle'minl car il ne jaugeait pas alors a en faire une biographie fpeciale.

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  • One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise in Its Land Values, 1830-1933 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise in Its Land Values, 1830-1933

    In the annals of the past, many whose names are unknown to me have furnished invaluable material. The real estate editors of the Chicago Tribune, who weekly wrote searching comments upon real estate transactions in the Sunday papers Since 1870, the editors of the Economist, the editors of the Real Estate and Building Journal have written many lines which reappear in these pages. Mr. Frank Chandler wrote much on early land-value history, and gave me access to his private files before his death.

    Mr. Everett Chamberlin, in his book, Chicago and Its Suburbs and Mr. Mark L. Putney, in his Land Values and Historical Notes of Chicago (1890, furnished great assistance. The work of Captain A. T. Andreas on the History of Chicago (1886) proved very useful.

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  • History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1832: And of the Adjoining Towns, Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1832: And of the Adjoining Towns, Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle

    The author of the following History, having had occasion several years since to consult some of the earlier town records in Concord, discovered many important facts and documents which were wholly unknown to the public, and'very imperfectly to the inhabitants of the town itself; and it occurred to him that a series of communi cations in a periodical work, embracing them, would be interesting and valuable, and he immediately began to collect materials for this purpose. But, in the progress of his investigation, the quantity of interesting matter increased so much, that it was thought best it should be published in some other form than that originally intend ed.' The result of his inquiries appears in the following volume. It has been compiled at such intervals of time as could be con veniently abstracted from the almost constant engagements of busmess.

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  • Great Christian Thinkers: From the Early Church through the Middle Ages

    In 50 brief chapters, originally delivered as public audiences to the faithful in St Peter's Square, Benedict XVI offers absorbing, perceptive, and often edifying sketches of some of Christianity's greatest thinkers and writers. The book is divided in four parts: The Apostolic Fathers: Witnesses from the first generations after the New Testament; The Patristic Theologians: From councils and controversies, from Origen to Augustine; Early Medieval Thinkers: The beginnings of scholastic and monastic theologies; Later Medieval Thinkers: The flowering of Christian theology in the high Middle Ages. Benedict discusses the most notable theologians from East and West, along with figures whose primary witness was as ascetics, poets, mystics, and a number of popes, politicians, and missionaries. The historical circumstances and theological ideas of each are explained with the clarity of an experienced teacher. Benedict always has an eye to their deepest religious convictions and struggles as well as to their present importance to the church and Christian life today.

  • Cours de Droit Commercial Maritime, Vol. 1: D'Après Les Principes Et Suivant l'Ordre Du Code de Commerce (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cours de Droit Commercial Maritime, Vol. 1: D'Apres les Principes Et Suivant l'Ordre du Code de Commerce

    Celui qui causait le naufrage, matelot, pas sager, marchand, capitaine, en supportait seul l'evenement. Etait-cc la faute de plusieurs Les coupables partageaient entre eux les reparations necessaires. N'etait - il produit que par un -bris force, une tempete, un incendie? On imposait a tous une contribution egale, ou on y soumettait les debris des marchandises et du navire. (art. 10, 27, 29, 50, 59, 41, etc.)

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  • Why Did Jesus Have to Die?: A Little Book of Guidance

    For many people, the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans is just another tragic fact of history - a cruel travesty of justice, perhaps, but nothing more. But for Christians the death of Jesus has a much deeper and far-reaching significance. Jane Williams examines the reasons why Jesus' death was seen by his first followers as nothing less than the demonstration of God's love for his creation, and the means by which we all can find forgiveness and redemption, both now and in the world to come.

  • Sex in the Bible: A New Consideration

    What is the Bible's stance on such controversial issues as homosexuality and polygamy? What does it have to say about sexual behaviors that some would deem perverted or criminal? Is sex always wrong if it is not used to create life?

    Ellens answers these and other questions in a book that argues that our understanding of what the Bible has to say about sex is frequently misguided. He corrects our impressions with a look at the Scriptures themselves, considers what they might have meant to people in the past, and reflects on how we understand, or misunderstand, them today. Focusing on early interpretations and contemporary misconceptions, Ellens guides readers through what the Bible actually says, showing how these messages have been interpreted in different contexts, and suggesting new ways of reading and translating them for use in our own lives. Readers hoping to reach a better understanding of the Bible's views on sexual practices and sexuality in general will find their questions answered here.

    What does the story of Adam and Eve reveal about sex and sexuality? What does the Old Testament say about sex and how might we interpret that in our own lives today? How does the New Testament say we should behave in our sexuality and our lives? What lessons can we learn from a closer examination of the Bible and its teachings on human love, marriage, and sexuality? These are among the many questions Ellens answers in an effort to help us all come to a better understanding of the gift of sexuality and its attendant behaviors in our lives. In non-judgmental prose, he elucidates the Bible and our understanding of its teaching on these and related issues.

  • Eisenhower Versus Montgomery: The Continuing Debate

    This book examines the postwar memoir fight over the broad front versus the single thrust strategy, the Allied advance on the Rhine, and the British call for a ground-forces commander other than General Eisenhower. It traces the argument in the postwar memoirs from 1946 through 1968 as well as the official histories of the United States, Britain, and Canada to see what the documents really said. What were men willing to say, what did they feel that they had to cover up? Field Marshal Montgomery was deeply chagrined that he had only one army group to command when he thought himself the most professional commander in Northwest Europe. Montgomery had little grasp of the intricacies of politics and could not understand that American public opinion made it impossible for Eisenhower to name him ground-forces commander. During the Battle of the Bulge the U.S. President and Chief of Staff settled the issue in Eisenhower's favor.

  • Reconciliation: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2019

    'Swamy reminds us constantly that true reconciliation is a journey into otherness' JUSTIN WELBY

    Global in scope, but homing in on the role ordinary people play in conflict and division, Reconciliation enables Christians to engage confidently in a ministry bequeathed to us by Christ himself.

    The book issues a vibrant call to the church to support and strengthen relationships amongst church members; to cross borders to build connections with different denominations, and to maintain open attitudes towards our neighbours from other religions and ideologies.

    Forty biblically-based meditations introduce topics such as Impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness to the other andpeace with justice. Questions for reflection are included, making Reconciliation suitable for use at weekly gatherings or for everyday devotion during Lent.

    'A thoroughly biblical guide to reconciliation - its passions and problems, its complexity and utter cruciality. Dr Swamy offers new angles on old stories, prophetic messages, and a gospel wisdom on becoming people of peace.'
    PROFESSOR DAVID F. FORD, University of Cambridge

    We are offered key texts, key themes, substantial exposition of those texts and themes, solid biblical and theological reflection with living examples and then left with questions with which to challenge ourselves.
    The Methodist Recorder

    For those able to sustain a daily devotion through Lent, this is a rich resource. For weekly discussion groups who like to wrestle with big issues, there is more than enough here to see them through Lent, and some way beyond.
    Reform Magazine

  • The Shah and the Ayatollah: Iranian Mythology and Islamic Revolution

    Twenty-two years after Ayatollah Khomeini's ascent to power in Iran many aspects of his 1979 Islamic revolution remain obscure if not baffling. For instance, in November 1978 an offer was made to him in his Paris exile to return to Iran with international guarantees of freedom of speech and action. He refused and demanded the departure of the Shah. Americans put pressure on the monarch to leave the country. Khomeini arrived in Tehran in early February 1979, and he immediately demanded the return of the Shah and his trial before an Islamic tribunal! No one could give a valid explanation of this contradiction in Khomeini's conduct and demands. Many other mysteries in the unfolding of the revolution and the policies of the Islamic republic which replaced the monarchy have gone unexplained up to now. Scholars and experts in the West have offered the usual explanations for the Islamic revolution-corruption, deepening gaps between the rich and the poor, rapid industrialization, sky-rocketing inflation, westernizing policies that offended traditions, lack of democratic institutions, authoritarian rule, and on and on. But such characteristics which exist in other Muslim countries, especially in the Arab world, fail to clairify the particularities of the Iranian revolution.

    Indeed, as Ambassador Hoveyda points out, Iran is not an Arab country. It has kept alive its ancient mythological heritage which is not Islamic. It is an Indo-European nation with a recorded history of three thousand years! To understand the real causes of the 1979 revolution one must refer to the deep-rooted beliefs of Iranians and to their very rich mythology. One must also take into account the kind of Islam-shiism-Iranians have created and nurtured. In fact, Iran is a powerful example of how mythologies remain alive and can account for the conduct of a whole nation. Hoveyda shows the influence of myths in history-in-the-making. Indeed, he has found in the Iranian revolution many points that can be clarified only by the impact of old mythology and mindsets. He provides a very original explanation of the events that led to the fall of the Shah and the ascent of Khomeini, changing the political and diplomatic situation in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea region. As such it will be of great interest to scholars, students, researchers, and foreign policy makers involved with the Middle East and Islamic fundamentalism.

  • Saying Yes to Life: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2020

    'Ruth Valerio s book is perfect for individuals and groups to think, reflect, pray and be challenged together.' JUSTIN WELBY, from the Foreword

    Saying Yes to Life lifts our focus from natural, everyday concerns to issues that are having an impact on millions of lives around the world. As people made in the image of God, we are entrusted to look after what he has created: to share in God s joy and ingenuity in making a difference for good. Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1) as she relates themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern.

    Foundational to Saying Yes to Life is what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus. Voices from around the world are heard throughout, and each chapter ends with discussion questions and a prayer to aid action and contemplation.

  • Oeuvres de Denis Diderot, Vol. 16: Dictionnaire Encyclopédique, Tome IV (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres de Denis Diderot, Vol. 16: Dictionnaire Encyclopedique, Tome IV

    On prend l'habitude de respirer un certain air, et de vivre de certains aliments; on se fait a une sorte de boisson a des mouvements des remedes des venins etc.

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  • Beyond the Law of the Sea: New Directions for U.S. Oceans Policy

    The 1982 U.N. Convention of the Law of the Sea took over a decade to produce and was the final result of the largest single international negotiating process undertaken before or since that time. As the world's leading maritime nation, the U.S. has vital, immediate, national interests in the Convention and in the continuing refinement of maritime law based upon the tenets of that comprehensive document. The present work describes in detail the concurrent development of international law and the law of the sea, the complex negotiating process that resulted in the completed Convention, the role of the U.S. both during the Law of the Sea Convention and during the decade of negotiation that finally made the Convention acceptable, and policy directions and issues for the U.S. in the post-Convention environment. This is an important new text in international law, international relations, and maritime affairs.

  • My Little Christening Gift Books

    The My Little Christening Gift Books set includes three books in a slipcase. My Little Christening Bible (64 pp.) includes the best-known stories from the Old and New Testaments re-told in a child-friendly style by Sally Ann Wright, author of The Children's Bible. My Little Christening Prayers (48 pp.) includes a selection of familiar and classic prayers. The 32-page baby record book includes space to note all the milestones of a child's life and will be treasured by families for years to come. All the books feature Frank Endersby's charming illustrations.

  • L'École Parfaite Des Officiers de Bouche: Qui Enseigne Les Devoirs Du Maitre d'Hôtel Et Du Sommelier; Le Maniere de Faire Les Consitures Seches Et ... La Cuisine, À Découper Les Viandes, Et À

    Excerpt from L'Ecole Parfaite des Officiers de Bouche: Qui Enseigne les Devoirs du Maitre d'Hotel Et du Sommelier; Le Maniere de Faire les Consitures Seches Et Liquides, les Liqueurs, les Eaux les Pommades Et les Parfums; La Cuisine, a Decouper les Viandes, Et a Faire la Patisserie

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  • Writing the Gospels: Composition and memory

    Ancient authors and readers did not work with manuscripts the way we work with printed texts. It is thus all too easy to fall into anachronistic assumptions about how the Gospels were written. Writing the Gospels challenges such assumptions in the light of recent work on ancient media studies and suggests more appropriate models for the composition of the New Testament Gospels. The main argument is that memory would have been central to the process of composition. The Evangelists almost certainly relied on their memory of the Hebrew Scriptures (and Israelite tradition in general) for their use of them. They will also have been both informed and constrained by the social memory of the primitive Church. It is argued here that they will most likely have relied on their memory of their written sources, or at least, that it is a better working assumption that they did so than that they necessarily worked with their written sources open in front of them. So, for example, Matthew may well have been used to performing Mark from memory and would have had no need to consult a copy if he used Mark as the basis of his own work. While other aspects of ancient composition are addressed, the main concerns of this study are first to establish the centrality of memory in ancient composition and secondly to explore the implications of assuming that the Evangelists worked mainly from memory, as many of their contemporaries did.

  • The Ministry Team Handbook

    Ministry is for everyone, not just the clergy. The leadership of every church, parish and congregation in the land is the responsibility of the whole of that community. Churches need leadership, but that leadership will empower the whole congregation, fusing them into a dynamic, outward looking community, bearing witness to the powerful message of the Gospel. This book provides practical resources for groups of people who want to: work with God for the well-being of the world: becoming a ministering community: develop local, collaborative and supportive ministry: encourage a partnership between clergy and laity: grow dynamic leadership for mission: sustain and support local ministry teams: introduce local ordained ministry into a team.

  • Strange Worlds Amazing Places: A Grand Tour of the Most Exciting Places on Earth

    The world abounds in places that are wreathed in wonder and shrouded in mystery. Some were sculpted by the awesome forces of nature, while others are dramatic expressions of the human spirit. This extensively-illustrated book examines more than 300 such places around the world, including Stonehenge, the Badlands of South Dakota, Shangri-La, Easter Island, the Grand Canyon, Tibet's Potala Palace, and Mount Kilimanjaro, and discusses topics such as how they were created, who discovered them, why they evoke such feelings of awe and wonder, and - in some cases - whether they do in fact exist.

  • Cinq Cents Contes Et Apologues, Vol. 3: Extraits Du Tripitaka Chinois Et Traduits En Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cinq Cents Contes Et Apologues, Vol. 3: Extraits du Tripitaka Chinois Et Traduits en Francais

    Elle s'applique a un savant; au yeux du vulgaire, celui ci est eveille; aux yeux des arhats, il est endormi Telle fut donc la solution qu'on apporta au genie celeste.

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  • The Evangelical Universalist: The Biblical Hope that God's Love Will Save Us All

    Can an orthodox Christian, committed to the historic faith of the Church and the authority of the Bible, be a universalist? Is it possible to believe that salvation is found only by grace, through faith in Christ, and yet to maintain that in the end all people will be saved? Can one believe passionately in mission if one does not think that anyone will be lost forever? Could universalism be consistent with the teachings of the Bible? This book argues that the answer is 'yes' to all of these questions. Weaving together philosophical, theological and biblical considerations, the author shows that being a universalist is consistent with the central teachings of the Bible and of historic Christian theology.

  • Childhood Lost: How American Culture Is Failing Our Kids

    Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children. From children developing surprising physical maturity and sexual awareness at younger and younger ages, to those estranged when television and computer screens replace family time, and those warped by national junk food/fast food habits bringing an explosion of obesity and diabetes among boys and girls, this book takes a harsh look at the results of American social norms. The damage being done by governmental policies is examined, including inadequate parental leave, a minimum wage that is not a living wage, unregulated day care, and a public education system that delivers inferior education to poor children. A call to action, this is a work from some of the best-known child experts nationwide. Every person who has or cares about a child will find this of interest.

    Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children. From children developing surprising physical maturity and sexual awareness at younger and younger ages, to those estranged when television and computer screens replace family time, and those warped by national junk food/fast food habits bringing an explosion of obesity and diabetes among boys and girls, this book takes a harsh look at the results of American social norms. It highlights the damage being done by governmental policies, including inadequate parental leave, a minimum wage that is not a living wage, unregulated day care, and a public education system that delivers inferior education to poor children. A call to action, this is a work from some of the best known child experts nationwide. Every person who has or cares about a child--or the future of U.S. socity-- will find this of interest.

    Most experts writing about childhood address issues from their own particular perspective. This work draws together a team of top scholars from across fields. They connect the dots in engaging and clear essays. Altogether, they demonstrate that the problems facing children today come from an underlying crisis of adult values, and they suggest that individuals must join forces to turn back this crisis.

  • Skills for Collaborative Ministry

    Contemporary mission and ministry, as well as best practice in secular government, emphasize partnership and working together. Yet this can be easier said than done. At its best, working together brings energy and synergy and enables you to achieve something you could never do alone. At its worst, it's a nightmare that you may well wish you had never got into. Skills for Collaborative Ministry will help you to work more effectively with other people, both inside and outside of the Church. Each chapter focuses on a particular skill - such as team building, facilitation, diversity skills, conflict resolution and evaluation techniques - outlines the theory and the theology behind it, and gives practical guidance and advice. Written by an experienced team, the book includes exercises for both individuals and groups, along with a range of ideas that can be adapted to your own context. It will enable you to work collaboratively with confidence and skill.

  • La Kabbale, Ou La Philosophie Religieuse Des Hébreux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Kabbale, ou la Philosophie Religieuse des Hebreux

    Et en general toutes les recherches historiques ont acquis tant d'importance, ou l'on parait enfin dispose 'a croire que l'esprit humain ne se revele tout entier que dans l'ensemble de ses oeuvres, il m'a semble qu'un tel sujet, considere d'un point de vue superieur a l'es prit de secte et de parti, pourrait exciter un interet le.

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  • Readings for Funerals

    Readings for Funerals is a perceptive collection of Bible quotations, poems, hymns and prose, offering consolation and comfort to those bereaved. Featuring the writing of, amongst others, W. H. Auden, Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot and Joyce Grenfell, it is suitable for use at secular funerals, celebrations of a life and church services. This book follows the style of the highly successful Readings for Weddings which has sold over 7,000 copies.

  • Theology in the Context of Science

    "Theology in the Context of Science" is a new work by John Polkinghorne. It explores the ever popular debate of science in religion. Here, Polkinghorne examines how science, rather than debunking theological thoughts and ideals, can support and reinforce the Christian values we hold dear. Polkinghorne continues to insist that science and religion can be complementary - one does not disprove the other, rather they are two ways to look at the really big questions.

  • La Morale Sexuelle (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Morale Sexuelle

    Il me semble cependant que l'heure est arrivee de nous demander si nos lois et nos moeurs sont en har monie avec les principes de finalite et de justice que nous devons trouver dans l'organisation de toute societe. Aucune institution humaine n'est au-dessus de notre libre examen; les croyants les plus sinceres eux memes, essayent de demontrer l'existence de Dieu autant qu'ils l'affirment et veulent convaincre notre raison autant qu'exiger de notre credulite un acte de foi. La raison humaine est notre seul guide dans le domaine si variable etsi relatif de la morale, terre loin taine, ou jaillissent les sources des moeurs et du droit.

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  • Oeuvres de Saint François de Sales, Évèque Et Prince de Genève Et Docteur de l'Église, Vol. 6: Les Vrays Entretiens Spirituels (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de Saint Francois de Sales, Eveque Et Prince de Geneve Et Docteur de l'Eglise, Vol. 6: Les Vrays Entretiens Spirituels

    De Bourges, de Paris, ou elle etait allee fonder des Monasteres, sainte jeanne-francoise fait circuler les precieux Manuscrits dans l'institut naissant. Bien plus, elle ne cesse de conjurer le saint Fondateur d'entretenir la Communaute d'annecy, ce qu'il lui accordait facile ment. Nos Soeurs d'ici font fort bien, ecrivait - il le 13 decembre 1619, et n'y a rien a redire, sinon qu'elles veulent trop bien faire, a fin que nostre Mere reve nant, treuve que tout va bien; cela les presse un peu. Hier nous fismes un entretien ou je m'essayay de les mettre un peu au large. Cet entretien dut etre suivi de plusieurs autres; car, le 12 fevrier 1620, la Sainte ecrit (2) exhorte fort nos Soeurs; c'est pour l'utilite de toutes les Maisons, je l'ai fort prie de le faire.

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  • Shandong: The Revival Province

    Many have heard of the extraordinary explosion of Christianity throughout China in recent decades. Few, however, know how it occurred. Paul Hattaway draws on thirty years' experience in China and numerous interviews with church leaders to provide insights into how the living God brought about the largest revival in the history of Christianity. In a narrative full of jaw-dropping stories, the China Chronicles document the acts of the Holy Spirit throughout China, where phenomenal growth has occurred in the furnace of intense persecution. Hattaway starts his account with Shandong Province, which is home to almost one hundred million people. On multiple occasions, God has revived his Church in Shandong by pouring out his Spirit with great power and grace. As a result, Shandong today could be rightfully called 'China's Revival Province'.

  • Debt Reduction and Development: The Case of Mexico

    This study provides an in-depth analysis of the external debt problem of a country--Mexico--that allegedly faces a debt overhang, which inhibits long-term growth-oriented investment. Issues facing the debtor nation and its commercial bank creditors are simultaneously examined in order to move closer towards an understanding of the situation of debt-distressed developing countries. The need to address these issues on a case-by-case basis is emphasized, opposed to a global approach to solving the debt crisis presently recommended by some.

    Not only does this work provide a survey of the theoretical literature on the international debt crisis it also provides a way of incorporating simultaneously the concerns of the opposing sides--debtor nations and creditor banks. It will be of interest to economists and policy-makers in international finance and trade and development economics.

  • Traité de Mécanique Céleste, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Mecanique Celeste, Vol. 1

    Cela pose, on trouvera, en ne portant l'approximation que jusqu'aux quantites de l'ordre e? inclusivement.

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  • The Law and Economic Development in the Third World

    This volume examines critical issues that all developing countries must face. Subjects covered include an historical insight into and description of the legal system of a Third World country; considerations of intellectual property regimes and suggestions for developing countries; insights into the patterns of investment on a continent the bulk of whose members are Third World countries, and suggestions for establishing and strengthening legal arrangements in order to attract beneficial investment; a critical examination of proposals made during the most recent GATT multilateral trade negotiations; and pointers to global trends in the provision of financial services. These chapters range from the historical to the contemporary, from the descriptive to the analytical and prescriptive, and from the theoretical to the empirical.

    In toto, the volume seeks to challenge scholars, bureaucrats, and technocrats in developing countries to critically and candidly examine the causes, conditions, and magnitude of underdevelopment, and to propose and thoroughly critique options available to them. As such, the volume will be invaluable to researchers and officials involved with international development issues and Third World studies.

  • War and Peace: 1940's

    The invention of photography in the first half of the 19th century gave people a completely different way of recording what was happening around them and soon professional and amateur photographers were turning their lenses onto every subject imaginable - monarchs and politicians, soldiers at war, industry and transport, farming and rural life, national celebrations, ordinary people at home and at work, entertainers and actors, fashion, sport, school and much else. Their work has given us a unique view of our nation's heritage. This volume looks at the major events, people and stories of the 1940s through photographs that reveal the essence of those times. In June 1940, Winston Churchill looked forward a thousand years to when Britons would still say that 'This was their finest hour'. Wartime Britain saw heroism and hardship, but it was a time when the country pulled together towards a common goal. It was also an era of growing equality that carried over into peacetime. In 1945 the people threw out their war-winning Prime Minister and chose instead a Labour government who delivered the welfare state and the NHS. Relive these times in the dramatic and moving pictures presented in this book.

  • The Drug Problem: A New View Using the General Semantics Approach

    Current approaches to the drug problem are not working and almost everyone agrees that more effective solutions are needed. This comprehensive volume offers a dynamic new approach to understanding and solving the drug problem. This text applies the techniques and formulations of general semantics to investigate and make recommendations about various aspects of drug abuse. General semantics, a process problem-solving approach based on the primacy of the scientific method and importance of language as a shaper of thoughts and perceptions, has a proven record of success in problem-solving across a wide variety of disciplines and fields.

    Topics examined include American drug history and policy, the legalization issue, drugs and creativity, treatment, and prevention. A chronological overview of drug-taking in human history and a resource guide are provided. One chapter offers an in-depth description of an effective drug abuse prevention model and a program using the model.

  • Inventaire Général Des Richesses d'Art de la France, Vol. 3: Archives Du Musée Des Monuments Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Inventaire General des Richesses d'Art de la France, Vol. 3: Archives du Musee des Monuments Francais

    Correspondance au sujet du tombeau de Guillaume le Conquerant et de la reine Mathilde sa femme, conserve a Caen.

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  • Oeuvres Complettes de Messire Esprit Fléchier, Vol. 4: Revues Sur Les Manuscrits de l'Auteur, Augmentées de Plusieurs Pièces Qui n'Ont Jamais Été ... de Notes Sur Tous Les Endroits Qui Ont Paru

    Excerpt from OEuvres Complettes de Messire Esprit Flechier, Vol. 4: Revues sur les Manuscrits de l'Auteur, Augmentees de Plusieurs Pieces Qui n'Ont Jamais Ete Imprimees, Et Accompagnees de Prefaces, d'Observations Et de Notes sur Tous les Endroits Qui Ont Paru en Avoir Besoin; Partie II

    Il n'y a rien de plus noble, de plus'aii'e&ueux de plus touchant que les Mandemens les Lettres Paftorales de M. Flechier, foit qu'il les adrefi'e indig tin&ement' a tous les Fidelles de [on diocefe, foit qu'il ne les deltine qu'a une certaine portion de ceux qui lui font [oumis comme les Cures les Religieu fes les nouveaux convertis. Ce n'efi pas la meme eloquence qu'on admire dans les Oraifons firnebres les Panegyriques les autres compofitions oratoires de l'illuftre Prelat. C'elt genre d'eloquence tout difl'erent plus on&ueux, plus tendre ou l'empreinte du coeur le langage du fentim nt fe fait encore, plus remarquer. Le ile eft toujours egalement pur corre& harmonieux, comme dans tous les autres Ouvrages qui nous relient de cet immortel Ecrivain mais on voit dans ceux - ci qu'il a pris foin de l'ap propriet ala nature des fujets qu'il traite ala qua lite des perfonnes auxquelles il veut fe rendre utile. C'eft pour cela que fous une apparence d'uniformi te il y a dans ces Pieces un ton fi varie des nuan ces fi differentes fi faciles a fail' r pour peu qu'on y fail'e attention, lorfqu' on pafl'e de l'une a l'autre... Le ton qui domine dans toutes, c 'efi celui de la di gnite, de la noblefl'e de la verite, avec des tein tes habilement menagees de force de pathetique de douceur d'amenite fuivant que l'iuuflre Ecri vain a befoin d'employer ce qui frappe remue l'efprit ou ce qui touche amollit le coeur pour arriver a {on but. Mais de quelque maniere qu'il s'y prenne de quelque fecret de l'art qu'il faille ufage, C'efi toujours un Eveque qui parle de la maniere qui convient le mieux a la faintete de fun cara&ere a l'autorite facree dont il el't revetu aux fentimens dont il doit etre penetre a l'importance a la grandeur des verites qui font l'objet de fes infim&ions. On croit entendre un de ces eloquens pieux Eveques des premiers temps qui portes comme lui au rang fubli me de fuccelieurs des Apotres etoient remplis de leur efprit de leur do&rine combatt0'ent les en nemis de la religion avec un zele intrepi'de fage tout a la fois, ne connoifl'oient, eu' attaquant les erreurs ou les vices d'autres menagemens que ceux de la charite. D'apres cela nous ofons dire que de tous les ecrits de M. Flechier, il n'en eft point ou il ait mieux faili mieux imite le ton de l'antiquite que dans ceux dont ce Volume ell compofe. Le Theolo gien dogmatique moralilte l'orateur eloquent l'ecrivain poli s'y montrent en meme temps s'y pretent un mutuel fecours l'un pour approfondir difcuter les principes l'autre pour employer a propos les raifonnemens ou les peintures le troifieme pour adoucir la fecherefl'e des preceptes la feverite des reproches, par les charmes d'une di&ion pure attrayante. Une Notice courte neanmoins fufli famment developpee de chaque Piece contenue dans ce Volume jullifiera pleinement le jugement que nous en portons. D'ailleurs ces Notices nous ont paru neceffaires pour rappeler les faits qui ont donne lieu aux Mandemens Lettres Paliorales de 'eloquent Prelat pour remettre fous les yeux du Le&eur les principales circonfiances auxquelles M Flechier fe contente de faire allulion, fans s'y arre ter, parce que perfonne ne les ignoroir de fon temps.

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  • La Religion Védique d'Après Les Hymnes Du Rig-Veda, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Religion Vedique d'Apres les Hymnes du Rig-Veda, Vol. 2

    C'est naturellement avec l'aurore que le soleil a les rela tions les plus etroites. L'aurore conduit le cheval blanc l' oeil des dieux VII, 77, 3, c'est - a - dire precede le soleil qui, lorsqu'il brille a l'orient, parait sortir de l'aurore, I, 121, 6, ou, selon l'expression deja plus caracteristique du vers VII, 63, 3, du sein des aurores. On a donc dit de l'aurore, non seulement qu'elle enfante la lumiere, III, 61, 4, mais qu'elle fait briller, VII, 80, 2, et, en propres termes, qu'elle enfante le soleil, VII, 78, 3.

    Fils de l'aurore, le soleil est aussi son amant et son epoux. D'abord il la poursuit, 1, 56, 4; IX, 84, 2, comme un homme qui poursuit une femme, I, 115, 2. Puis ses rayons s'unissent a ceux de l'aurore, VIII,9, 18 X, 111, 7, of. 1, 123, 12; 124, 8; 137, 2; VII, 91, 1; X, 35, 5. Aux vers 11 et 12 de l'hymne I, 92 a l'aurore, il est dit tour a tour qu'elle brille avec l'eclat de sp amant et qu'elle apparait avec les rayons du soleil Ces deux formules sont evidemment equivalentes. Quand on dit qu'elle vient du meme lieu que son amant, VII, 76, 3, il est clair que cet amant ne peut etre encore que le soleil. J'en dirai autant de l' amant de l'aurore auquel 'agni est compare pour son eclat, I, 69, 1 et 9; VII, 10, 1, of. 2. Enfin l'aurore est appelee expressement I' epouse du soleil VII, 75, 5.

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  • Life, Sex, and Prostate Cancer Surgery: How One Man Healed and Was Made Whole

    John Hallenborg did get tested for prostate cancer and is fully recovered today, thanks to "the healing processes of time, a great doctor, and loving family and friends." Life, Sex, and Prostate Cancer Surgery: How One Man Healed and Was Made Whole is his story.

    Hallenborg at last found a way to both medical and emotional well-being. With sardonic humor and psychological acuity, he tells of his experiences and feelings while dealing with "the big C"-- the physical toll of the treatment, the fears of its effect on his sex life, and the other diseases that intruded along the way. Life, Sex, and Prostate Cancer Surgery is often graphic, always unflinching, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately uplifting. For anyone facing prostate cancer themselves or involved in the life of someone who is, it offers helpful information and hard-earned reasons for hope.

  • God with Us: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection - Then and Now

    From the pen of one of our greatest living theologians, here is a fresh and compelling introduction to the foundation story of the Christian faith.

    Full of illuminating theological insights, and with questions for discussion or personal reflection at the end of each chapter, this is the perfect book for all those who want to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the heart of the gospel.

    Part One: The meaning of the Cross 1. The sign 2. The sacrifice 3. The victory Part Two: The meaning of the Resurrection 4. Christs resurrection then 5. Christs resurrection now

  • Manuel Pratique Des Moteurs À Gaz Et Gazogènes: Guide de l'Industriel, de l'Ingénieur Et Du Constructeur Pour Le Choix, l'Installation, La Conduite Et ... Des Moteurs Et Gazogènes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Manuel Pratique des Moteurs a Gaz Et Gazogenes: Guide de l'Industriel, de l'Ingenieur Et du Constructeur pour le Choix, l'Installation, la Conduite Et l'Entretien des Moteurs Et Gazogenes

    Des ingenieurs predisent que le gaz evincera la vapeur du champ industriel c'est une illusion, car les deux con currents possedent des avantages speciaux et particuliers dans leur espece et ils trouveront toujours des clients, l'un et l'autre.

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  • Five Events That Made Christianity: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost

    'Jesus was a pest to the Romans and a threat to the religious leadership, so they threw him on to the rubbish dump. Little did they realize that it was like trying to put out a fire with petrol. The whole world exploded.' With characteristic style, John Pritchard takes us on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, as he unpacks the five great events that made Christianity - Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. We explore: What happened? What did it mean? What does it mean for us? Absorbing, immediate and full of stories, this volume offers deeply considered theology, brilliantly communicated to connect with life as we actually experience it. 'Vividly elucidates the familiar but often not-quite-understood beliefs at the centre of the Christian faith.' Dominic Barrington, Dean of Chicago Praise for John Pritchard: Rowan Williams on God Lost and Found: 'Unusually honest . . . superbly well focused.' Justin Welby on Living Faithfully: 'A very good book by an exceptional leader . . . takes one back to the face of Christ and the realities of Christian discipleship.'

  • The Economic Benefits of Predicting Job Performance: Classification Efficiency

    Designed as a comprehensive text for advanced courses in personnel selection and classification, the three volumes that comprise The Economic Benefits of Predicting Job Performance take a different approach than that taken in most previous works on the subject. While most texts focus on selection and psychological measurement to the exclusion of classification, these volumes summarize the major theories and research findings in both areas and provide a thorough treatment of classification processes. This is the first text providing more than a chapter on classification since Cronbach and Gleser's historic work in 1965. Cecil D. Johnson and Joseph Zeidner discuss the central topics involved in the practical prediction of job performance, including validity and utility models and research strategies and designs. Based on their analysis, they introduce a new theory, the differential assignment theory, and illustrate the mathematical principles that govern its use in personnel classification. Throughout, the authors are concerned with the realistic applications of specific procedures to maximize both selection and classification efficiency.

    This volume begins with an overview that describes the major issues and highlights important findings and conclusions. Volume 2 begins with a taxonomy of personnel selection, classification, and placement--going on to address the measurement of classification effectiveness and ways to improve it. The use of model sampling and simulation as a tool for measuring utility, potentially available from personnel classification, is described. This volume concludes with a glossary and list of references.

  • Steel Wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmuller and the Birth of Modern Artillery

    Steel Wind is a piece of historical detective work that explains how Colonel Georg Bruchmuller, an obscure German artillery officer recalled from retirement, played a pivotal role in the revolution of offensive tactics that took place in 1917-18. Ironically, the methods developed by Bruchmuller ultimately were rejected by the German Army of World War II, but they were taken up and applied with a vengeance by the emerging Red Army. The Soviets further developed Bruchmuller's principles and incorporated them into their doctrine, where they remain to this day. Through Soviet doctrine, they have become fundamental to the practice of many other armies. Bruchmuller's influence in shaping the former Soviet Army has also been mirrored in the shape of those armies designed to oppose it.

  • Traité Élémentaire de Chimie, Vol. 1: Présenté Dans Un Ordre Nouveau Et d'Après Les Découvertes Modernes; Avec Figures (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite Elementaire de Chimie, Vol. 1: Presente dans un Ordre Nouveau Et d'Apres les Decouvertes Modernes; Avec Figures

    Sous le Privilege de l'academie de: Sciences le la Sooic: e Royale de medecine.dis C OU RS prejliminaire'.

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  • Archives Historiques Et Ecclésiastiques de la Picardie Et de l'Artois (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Archives Historiques Et Ecclesiastiques de la Picardie Et de l'Artois

    La plupart des tribus du nord des Gaules durent facilement echapper a cette transformation religieuse; Rome osait moins sur leur territoire. Plus isoles du centre de l'empire ses soldats etaient la moins assures de leur conquete; et la presence des legions romaines y fut toujours une garantie plus sure de la soumission des peuples que les exhortations pathetiques des pretres de Jupiter.

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  • Everything Happens For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved

    London-born Kate Bowler, a thirty-five year-old professor at the school of divinity at Duke, had
    finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart when she began to feel jabbing pains in her
    stomach. She lost thirty pounds, guzzled antacid, and visited doctors for three months before
    she was finally diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer.

    As Kate navigates the aftermath of her diagnosis, she pulls the reader into her life and her
    history - affectionately filled with a colourful retinue of friends, mega-church preachers,
    parents, and doctors - and shares her irreverent, laser-sharp reflections on faith, friendship,
    love, and death. She wonders why suffering makes her feel like a loser and explores the burden
    of positivity. Trying to relish the time she still has with her son and husband, she realizes she
    must cure her habit of 'skipping to the end' and planning the next move. An historian of the
    American Prosperity Gospel (the creed of the megachurches that promises believers a cure for
    tragedy, if they just want it badly enough) Kate finds that she craves these same 'outrageous
    certainties'. Why is it so hard to surrender when she knows there are no spiritual guarantees?

    In Everything Happens for Reason we encounter one of the talented, courageous few who - like
    Paul Kalanithi - can articulate the grief we feel as we contemplate our own mortality.

  • Toward Genuine Global Governance: Critical Reactions to "Our Global Neighborhood"

    Nine well-known authors associated with the world federalist movement critique the 1995 Report of the Commission on Global Governance entitled Our Global Neighborhood. Although the contributors manifest a variety of viewpoints, styles, and approaches, they are unanimous in condemning the Report as insufficiently imaginative and visionary. Despite repeated calls in the Commission Report for a radically new way of thinking, the substance of the Report mindlessly rubber-stamps the legitimacy of the sovereign nation-state system of today, by means of summarily and peremptorily dismissing even the possibility of a supernational government qualitatively beyond the United Nations.

    According to the contributors, the concept of genuine world government is sufficiently advanced, and the circumstances of the present day are conducive, so that this concept is deserving of the most careful and serious attention by the general public and the political leadership. Despite their unconventional conclusions, these essays are lucid, judicious, and commanding.

  • New Women Included: A Book of Services and Prayers

    Founded in 1987 by a group of women exasperated by sexism in the church, the St. Hilda Community has been both a centre of lively and imaginative innovations in liturgy and a focus of sometimes bitter dispute. This book brings the community's story up to date and collects the best of its prayers.

  • The Freemasons' Quarterly Magazine and Review, 1850 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from The Freemasons' Quarterly Magazine and Review, 1850

    As it has already 'been announced 11; the circular, calling attention to 'the Appearance 'of the freeuasons' quarterly magazine and review, the primary design of the Work is to supply valuable and important information to the Craft, and to make it, as far as possible, the organ of the Order.

    In these days of progression it is impossible that Masonryr can stand still. It must advance in usefulness with the movements of the times, with which its principles must be identified and its practices interwoven, if Stability to order, adhesion to integrity, and preservation of the light of truth are to be preserved.

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  • Manuel d'Archéologie Grecque (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Manuel d'Archeologie Grecque

    Le Manuel d'otfried Muller offre un plan tout trace pour ces sortes d'ouvrages. Toutefois, nous avons cru devoir nous en ecarter sur plusieurs points, pour ne pas multiplier outre mesure les chapitres. Apres avoir expose br1evement l'histoire des origines de l'art grec, nous avons successive ment passe en revue les differents arts plastiques, en adoptant les divisions consacrees par - l'usage. Dans chaque partie, nous avons donne une suite chronologique de monuments, classes par periodes, en nous attachant, non pasa accumulerles exemples, mais a les choisir. L'etude des series la133e en effet dans l'esprit du lecteur des idees nettes, elle lui montre que les diverses parties de l'art se develop.

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  • Edgewalkers: People And Organizations That Take Risks, Build Bridges, And Break New Ground

    In ancient cultures, each village had a shaman or medicine man who would visit the invisible world to obtain vital information, guidance, and healing for members of the tribe. These edgewalkers have contemporary counterparts in today's organizations--those individuals who don't fit squarely into any one box; in their metaphorical travels they interpret trends from the marketplace, translate messages across departments, and envision the future impact of today's decisions and actions. Edgewalking doesn't come without its own risks and challenges; these unconventional people often clash with more traditional, rule-bound colleagues, and they are often frustrated by organizational systems that emphasize quantitative results over creative impulses. And yet in today's fast-changing, diverse, and globalized business environment, organizations must recruit and support these people in order to stay competitive. Featuring colorful interviews and practical tools to gauge and manage your own edgewalking skills, Edgewalkers explores the opportunities that are created by defying formal boundaries and fostering creativity at every level of the organization.

    They're the first people to volunteer to head up a new business unit, lead a cross-company initiative, or take on an overseas assignment. They're the glass half-full folks, who are constantly thinking out of the box, forging alliances with colleagues in other departments, seeking out new solutions to old problems, and anticipating challenges on the horizon. And in today's increasingly diverse workplaces, they are often people who have pursued unusual educational and career paths, traveled widely, and speak more than one language. Judi Neal has a term for these people: Edgewalkers.

    Literally, an edgewalker is someone who walks between two worlds. In ancient cultures, each village had a shaman or medicine man who would visit the invisible world to obtain vital information, guidance, and healing for members of the tribe. Today's corporate edgewalkers serve a similar function, interpreting trends from the marketplace, translating messages across departments, and envisioning the future impact of today's decisions and actions. Edgewalking doesn't come without its own risks and challenges; these unconventional people often clash with more traditional, rule-bound colleagues, and they are often frustrated by organizational systems that emphasize quantitative results over creative impulses. And yet in today's fast-changing, globalized business environment, organizations must recruit and support these people in order to stay competitive. Featuring colorful interviews with edgewalkers from a variety of fields and practical tools to gauge and manage your own edgewalking skills, Edgewalkers explores the opportunities that are created by defying formal boundaries and fostering creativity at every level of the organization.

  • Celebrating the Eucharist

    This Anglican Eucharistic manual, sponsored by the Alcuin Club, is suited to the needs of different parishes. It provides those clergy who neither have the time nor the opportunity for extended study with some advice on which they can rely. Celebrating the Eucharist helps users to combine what is practical with faithfulness to the Catholic tradition as it has been received by the Church of England. Relevant to Common Worship, this book is of value beyond a particular rite and will provide useful to those of differing theological backgrounds.

  • Science and Religion in Quest of Truth

    '[This book] covers what I believe to be the critical issues in the contemporary vigorous debate between science and theology, concentrating on what I judge to be the essential insights that are relevant to the issues raised. References are given to my earlier writings where chapters can be found that afford a more detailed engagement with particular issues, but I believe that on its own the present book lays out the core concepts that are fundamental in what is surely one of the most significant interdisciplinary interactions of our time, pursued in a wide quest for truthful understanding. The book concentrates on my own work, not at all because I think that I have said all that need be said, but simply because, after more than thirty years of reflection, this is what I have to offer.' From the Introduction

  • Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, Fille de Gaston d'Orléans, Frere de Louis XIII, Roi de France, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, Fille de Gaston d'Orleans, Frere de Louis XIII, Roi de France, Vol. 2

    Quoique perfonne ne le crut ne fc laif fat tromper a cette apparence. Iv Princes arriverem np. Le Prince lui fis un compliment afiz court, np. Le Prin ce de Conti M'. De Longueville enfui= te, puis ils eGBP mirent a miller avec la Rei nc tout ce qu 'il y avoit la de gens, comme 11 M'. Le Prince cut encore ete au Havre, M'. Le Cardinal Mazarin' a la Cour. Les fleurs etoiem bien de notre Cote non pas de celui de cette pauvrc Reine, qui temoigna en cette occafion beaucoup de force de vertu a fupportet cette aie'don a voir devam fes yeux les plus grands ennemis du Cardinai Ma zarin triomphants de fa perte. Mefiicurs les Princes allerent au fortir de chez la Remc fouper au Luxembcu1g avec S. A. R.? ils vinrent dans la chambre de Mada me, ou 'etois, ou apres l' avoir faluee, iis vinrent a moi me firent mille compli men1e, M'. Le Prince me temoignae11 particulier avoir ete bien - aife Yorfque Gui tau1 l'avoit affure du repentir quej'avois d'avoir eu tant d'averfion pour lui. Les compliments finis nous nous avouames laverf on que nous aviens eue l'un pour l'autre: il me confefia avoir ete ravi lorf que j 'avois eu la petite - verole avoir fou haite avec pafiion que j'en fufle marquee.

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  • Politics and the Papacy in the Modern World

    The outbreak of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution at the turn of the nineteenth century transformed the world and ushered in the modern age, whose currents challenged the traditional political order and the prevailing religious establishment. The new secular framework presented a potential threat to the papal leadership of the Catholic community, which was profoundly affected by the rush towards modernization. In the nineteenth century the transnational church confronted a world order dominated by the national state, until the emergence of globalization towards the close of the twentieth century. Here, Coppa focuses on Rome's response to the modern world, exploring the papacy's political and diplomatic role during the past two centuries. He examines the Vatican's impact upon major ideological developments over the years, including capitalism, nationalism, socialism, communism, modernism, racism, and anti-Semitism. At the same time, he traces the continuity and change in the papacy's attitude towards church-state relations and the relationship between religion and science.

    Unlike many earlier studies of the papacy, which examine this unique institution as a self-contained unit and concentrate upon its role within the church, this study examines this key religious institution within the broader framework of national and international political, diplomatic, social, and economic events. Among other things, it explores such questions as the limits to be placed on national sovereignty; the Vatican's critique of capitalism and communism; the morality of warfare; and the need for an equitable international order.

  • Act of God

    Few know that the face on the famous death mask of Tutankhamen is not his at all. This book reveals an historical mystery which overturns Ancient Egyptian chronology, and also provides evidence that the Parting of the Red Sea and Plagues of Egypt in the Bible are accounts of actual events.

  • Youth Crisis: Growing Up in the High-Risk Society

    What is the social condition of youth in modern society? This is the question taken up by this passionate and substantive book. The author argues that youth are at a crisis state. The crisis has been brought about by the general state of social crisis; violence, questions of political legitimacy, educational decline; as well as the decline of compassion as a core principle of culture. The author draws on a variety of trends and scholarly research to examine the problems of growing up in a high risk society and offers pathways to spiritual renewal and cultural renewal, esential for salvaging the next generation.

    The study takes on the youth crisis as a compelling public issue, exploring various manifestations of the crisis; endangered youth, gang participation, youth addictions, unworkable schools, violence in the home and on the streets, homelessness, and the near genocidal conditions that plague African American and urban youth. Students, educators, and policy makers, as well as anyone interested in the plight of youth and the steps necessary to successfully overcome the crisis will find this book invaluable and memorable.

  • History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut: From Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900, with a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut: From Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900, With a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families

    Having been frequently requested by my friends to write and publish a History of Stonington, from its first settlement in 1649 to the present time, has induced me to undertake the task of its compilation and in so doing have spared no labor of research into all of the available sources of historical information, includ ing the Connecticut Charters and records of the Town and Churches here and regret that from their imperfect records, I have not been able to produce a more perfect book.

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  • Les Monuments Antiques de l'Algérie, Vol. 2: Ouvrage Publié Sous Les Auspices Du Gouvernement Général de l'Algérie; Contenant 34 Planches Hors Texte Et 89 Illustrations Dans Le Texte (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Monuments Antiques de l'Algerie, Vol. 2: Ouvrage Publie Sous les Auspices du Gouvernement General de l'Algerie; Contenant 34 Planches Hors d104e Et 89 Illustrations dans le d104e

    Il n'entre pas dans le plan de ce livre d etudier le reseau routier dont les Romains couvrirent l'algerie1 oeuvre admi rable a laquelle prirent part le gouvernement imperial (qui y employa ses soldats), les communes et les proprietaires. Nous nous bornerons ici a quelques indications sur la structure des voies.

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  • The Common Worship Lectionary: A Scripture Commentary Year C

    Since the Common Worship Lectionary first came into use, many short preaching aids have been published. They have ranged from brief notes to almost complete sermons. This new companion offers an understanding of some points of significance in each lection for every Sunday and for other major days. It combines the latest scholarship with the conviction that the text should address today's world, squarely facing up to the difficulties that some passages may present to modern congregations. It does not aim to provide a substitute for sermon preparation, but to stimulate reflection among those engaged in this work. This is a serious academic commentary on the readings, by scholars who are also aware of the demands and purposes of preaching. The book - provides the academic background knowledge essential for interpreting the texts; does not shirk difficult questions; stimulates the prospective preacher to see new ways of reading the text; covers the Anglican variations not dealt with in American commentaries. "Real scholarship and valuable resources [are] to be found in this volume..." John McCourt, Church Times on previous volume

  • Building Community in Buildings: The Design And Culture of Dynamic Workplaces

    Building Community in Buildings takes us on a fascinating journey through workplaces large and small, old and new, traditional and contemporary, to explore the dynamic relationships between people and the structures in which they work. Noting that a child born today will spend 90 percent of his or her life inside, Jana Kemp and Ken Baker integrate insights from management and building design to reveal new understandings about workplace productivity and performance. Showcasing dozens of examples--from office buildings to libraries to hospitals--the authors highlight innovative practies that utilize space to promote creativity and collaboration, improve morale and motivation, and ensure employee health and safety. Featuring over a dozen photographs, practical recommendations, and the tools to conduct a workplace design survey in your own organization, Building Community in Buildings ultimately demonstrates that by investing in spaces that support people needs, companies will strengthen bottom-line results.

    Building Community in Buildings takes us on a fascinating journey through workplaces large and small, old and new, traditional and contemporary, to explore the dynamic relationships between people and the structures in which they work. Consider that in the 1950s, average North Americans spent approximately 50 percent of their time in buildings, compared to a child born today, who will spend 90 percent of his or her life inside. Clearly and increasingly, our social and cultural relationships are deeply influenced by the physical spaces in which they are created.

    Jana Kemp and Ken Baker integrate insights from management and building design to reveal new understandings about workplace productivity and performance. Showcasing dozens of examples--from the redesign of the Hood River Library in Oregon (with input from front-line employees) to the creation of open, naturally-lit spaces in Lockheed Building 157 (increasing employee productivity by 15%), the authors highlight innovative practices that utilize space to promote creativity and collaboration, improve morale and motivation, and ensure employee health and safety. They also explore the pros and cons of virtual workplaces, in which people are connected electronically but not physically, and trace the impact and influences of such trends as the green building movement. Featuring over a dozen photographs, practical recommendations, and the tools to conduct a workplace design survey in your own organization, Building Community in Buildings ultimately demonstrates that by investing in spaces that support people needs, companies will strengthen bottom-line results.

  • Traité de Mécanique, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Mecanique, Vol. 2

    Statique, Avant d' en faire les applications contenues dans ce chapitre, on donne un autre enonce du meme principe, n? 555'

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  • Fatal Freedom: The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

    Fatal Freedom is an eloquent defense of every individual's right to choose a voluntary death. The author, a renowned psychiatrist, believes that we can speak about suicide calmly and rationally, as he does in this book, and that we can ultimately accept suicide as part of the human condition. By maintaining statutes that determine that voluntary death is not legal, our society is forfeiting one of its basic freedoms and causing the psychiatric/medical establishment to treat individuals in a manner that is disturbingly inhumane according to Dr. Szasz. His important work asks and points to clear, intelligent answers to some of the most significant ethical questions of our time:

    - Is suicide a voluntary act?

    - Should physicians be permitted to prevent it?

    - Should they be authorized to abet it?

    The author's thoughtful analysis of these questions consistently holds forth patient autonomy as paramount; therefore, he argues, patients should not be prevented from exercising their free will, nor should physicians be permitted to enter the process by prescribing or providing the means for voluntary death.

    Dr. Szasz predicts that we will look back at our present prohibitory policies toward suicide with the same amazed disapproval with which we regard past policies toward homosexuality, masturbation, and birth control. This comparison with other practices that started as sins, became crimes, then were regarded as mental illnesses, and are now becoming more widely accepted, opens up the discussion and understanding of suicide in a historical context. The book explores attitudes toward suicide held by the ancient Greeks and Romans, through early Christianity and the Reformation, to the advent of modern psychiatry and contemporary society as a whole. Our tendency to define disapproved behaviors as diseases has created a psychiatric establishment that exerts far too much influence over how and when we choose to die. Just as we have come to accept the individual's right to birth control, so too must we accept his right to death control before we can call our society humane or free.

  • A Systems Approach to Quality Improvement

    While many quality improvement processes in business have enjoyed initial success, most have eventually failed--not producing the desired long-term results. This is because, though our learning curve is good, we still lack the sophistication requisite to generate the necessary comprehensive whole. This work attempts to help define the ingredients of such a whole. It then offers a case history which allows us to see what happens when the results of these efforts are actually put into place. Finally, it identifies the key obstructions to and long-range societal opportunities resulting from successful implementation of such wholes.

    According to Roth, there are five necessary phases to any comprehensive quality process: familiarization, team building, training, introduction to statistical measurement techniques, and long-range planning. In addition, truly open communication at all levels and real and continual, as opposed to verbal, top-level management support are crucial. Roth explores the five phases in detail. He then presents a blow-by-blow description of their emplacement at two major manufacturing facilities. This work should be of interest to quality process heads, human resource managers, manufacturing managers, top level executives, and scholars and students of quality improvement.

  • Scapegoats at Work: Taking the Bull'S-Eye Off Your Back

    Scapegoating is the identification--then blaming and punishing--of individuals for problems that rightly belong to the larger organization. Dyckman and Cutler offer a survival guide for people affected by workplace scapegoating. They show us the social and psychological roots of scapegoating and explain how the individual and system act together to enable this human drama. This book shows how both individuals and the workplace system contribute to scapegoating. This book follows the career of the scapegoat and presents ways that the pattern can be interrupted. Strategies to help remove the bull's-eye include understanding how to recognize scapegoating and break behavioral patterns that make one an attractive target. Also provided is information for workers and managers who wish to develop cooperative means of dealing with individual differences, creating a work environment that is more humane and efficient.

    People who feel victimized by work-related scapegoating will find this book of great interest, as will professionals working in human resources or employee assistance programs. It will help managers who have problem employees and want to improve workflow, reduce turnover, and reduce workers' comp claims. This clear and concise compendium of examples, tips, and strategies will also appeal to mediators, shop stewards, union officials, psychotherapists, and occupational medicine specialists.

  • Liturgy in Dialogue: Essays in Memory of Ronald Jasper

    Published in memory of R.C.D. Jasper and including an appreciation of his life and work, this book explores the connections between liturgy and other areas of religious and human concern, such as language and ethics.

  • Histoire de Colbert Et de Son Administration, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de Colbert Et de Son Administration, Vol. 2

    Torts incessants pour le developpement de nos colo nies. Nous avons montre enfin la part glorieuse qu'il eut a la.creation de la marine francaise, ce magnifique fleuron de sa couronne. Le moment est venu de suivre l'infatigable et vigilant ministre dans un ordre d'affaires tout nouveau et non moins fecond en resultats utiles. Parmi les actes qui signalent a l'attention les premieres annees de son ministere, une instruction capitale sur l'ad ministration des provinces merite d'etre particulierement remarquee. Si l'on excepte la guerre et la justice. Cette administration touchait a tout, embrassait tout. Ajoutons que bien des questions qui relevent aujourd'hui de l'au torite militaire, d'autres qui ont motive la creation d'un departement fort important, les ponts et chaussees, les canaux, les mines, l'agriculture, etaient, avant la Revolution; du domaine du controleur general des finan ces* enfin, quant a la justice de nombreuses juridic tions restreignaient singulierement l'action des parle ments, en_ore amoindrie, quand le Conseil en avait ainsi decide, par l'attribution de certaines aiiaires a l'intendant, dont les sentences, meme capitales, etaient sans appel.

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  • Le Jardin Des Racines Greques, Mises En Vers François: Avec Un Traité Des Prépositions, Et Autres Particules Indeclinables, Et Un Recueil Alphabetique ... Soit Par Allusion, Soit Par Étymologie

    Excerpt from Le Jardin des Racines Greques, Mises en Vers Francois: Avec un Traite des Prepositions, Et Autres Particules Indeclinables, Et un Recueil Alphabetique des Mots Francois Tirez de la Langue Greque, Soit par Allusion, Soit par Etymologie

    Le Livre qui a eu le plu: de vague parm_y le: peu pie: depui: plzgfieur: annee: pour ce fujet a 4% ce. Jay de C 0 M 5. N 1 v s Allemand, mtitule' IA N v A L a N 6 v A a v M quifut compcfe' en Latin avec un trawnl de trois um par fim Auteur, comme il le dit uymefme dam fa Prefwe quz' a ene' depui: traduzt prefque en toute: le: langue: quo; qu'on n'ait pm: encore veu que le fruit en ait efie' aufli grand pour la jeunqÿe qu'on je_ l'ejioi: imagine. Et en eflet il [mele gu'on pu{fi douter/i cet Ouvrage.

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  • Les Loisirs Du Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, Ancien Ministre Plenipotentiaire de France, Sur Divers Sujets Importans d'Administration, &c. Pendant Son Séjour En Angleterre, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Loisirs du Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, Ancien Ministre Plenipotentiaire de France, sur Divers Sujets Importans d'Administration, &C. Pendant Son Sejour en Angleterre, Vol. 5

    Chevalier d'eon D E 23 umdn't.' Ancien Minifi: re Plenipotentiaire de France, 3 U R Divcr: fujet; importam d'adminijimtion Es'a. [email protected]

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  • Matthew for Everyone - Part 1 Chapters 1-15

    Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on the gospel and what it might mean for us are combined, passage by passage, with his new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the immediacy of Matthew's gospel in a way few writers have.

  • Unbelievable?: Why after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian

    No one likes to be told they are wrong; but is that any reason not to listen?

    Seeking to burst the 'Christian bubble' that many believers find comfort in, Justin Brierley began to invite atheists, sceptics and non-believers onto Premier Christian Radio to unpack and understand the so-called 'unbelievables' of the Christian faith.

    Now, over ten years later, Premier's Unbelievable? podcast continues to captivate hundreds of thousands of listeners and has even spawned its own annual conference. But how has ten years in the atheist-argument firing-line affected the presenter's faith?

    Taking the best from conversations with Richard Dawkins and many more, Unbelievable? the book, invites readers to look behind the scenes at how ten years of talking with atheists, sceptics and non-believers has stirred, shaken but ultimately strengthened Justin's own belief in the not-so-unbelievable Christian faith.

    This book invites readers to unpack some of the most common objections to Christianity, equipping them to respond to sceptics and better understand the reason for their faith.

  • Management of Hazardous Agents: Industrial and Regulatory Approaches

    This book, along with its companion volume, discusses the research needs, institutional modifications, and legislative changes that must be addressed to deal more effectively with the risks of hazardous materials. Prominent among the research needs is the necessity to assess the health effects of low-level exposure to toxicants. For none of these agents (lead, mercury, radiation, PCDDs, dioxins, PCBs, pesticides) is the existing toxicological data sufficient to define unambiguously the dose-effect relationship in the low-dose domain. Another uncertainty is our ignorance of how individuals within the human population may vary in susceptibility to the agents because of differences in genetic background, age, sex, diet, health status, and exposure to extraneous environmental influences. Also identified among the research needs are methods for improving the technology of waste disposal, waste reduction, and waste recycling.

    Institutional changes necessary are the commitment to long-term, pro-active, prevention-oriented objectives; institutional mechanisms to achieve better consistency and coordination among different agencies; improvement in the reliability, credibility, and effectiveness with which institutions communicate risk-assessments and risk-management policies; and provision for more adequate education and training of all who must be involved. Finally, the need for certain legislative changes is considered, including better use of incentives, such as taxation and price support mechanisms; better use of enforcement provisions; statutes that address cross-media patterns of human exposure; and greater federal-state-local coordination in risk-assessment and risk-management activities.

  • Upholding Democracy: The United States Military Campaign in Haiti, 1994-1997

    An inside account of the U.S. military operation to restore Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in 1994, this study demonstrates progress made in joint warfighting in the period following the end of the Cold War, including improvements in command and control, joint force integration, and techniques for successful humanitarian operations.^L With ties to Haiti that date back over one hundred years, the United States could not stand by as a coup ousted Aristide in 1990. When the coup leaders refused to leave peacefully, forces authorized by the U.N. Security Council deployed toward Haiti. Diplomatic efforts by former President Carter, General Powell, and Senator Nunn eventually obtained the cooperation of coup leaders in the final hour, and on September 19, 1994, the first of over 50,000 U.S. military personnel arrived to ensure security, facilitate Aristide's return, and professionalize the Haitian security forces.^L General Henry Shelton, later the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commanded the joint task force that entered Haiti under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter during one of the few recent instances of U.N. intervention without the concurrence of the host nation. While the operation was unique, its innovations will benefit planners for decades as humanitarian actions around the world continue to be important. This book illustrates the challenges of remaining engaged in support of the United Nations and of conducting modern military operations, which are highly dependent on close interagency and multinational coordination.

  • Dictionnaire de Droit Et de Pratique, Vol. 1: Contenant l'Explication Des Termes de Droit, d'Ordonnances, de Coutumes Et de Pratique; Avec Les Jurisdictions de France (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Droit Et de Pratique, Vol. 1: Contenant l'Explication des Termes de Droit, d'Ordonnances, de Coutumes Et de Pratique; Avec les Jurisdictions de France

    Le defilement proprement dit ell l'abandonneGBP ment que le tiers detenteur d'un immeuble fait 5 celui qui le reclame, comme en etant le veritable proprietaire.

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  • Étude Sur La Théorie Du Droit Musulman, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Etude sur la Theorie du Droit Musulman, Vol. 1

    La partie de la legislation musulmane for mant le sujet de l'etude que je presente aujour d' hui au public est la moins connue en Occident. Elle represente cependant la base et eeplique la raison de la loi a laquelle obeit l'une des fractions les plus importantes de l'humanite.

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  • The Globalization of Capitalism in Third World Countries

    The transformation and growth of capitalism in third world countries is examined by first looking at the beginnings and growth of capitalism in the developed industrialized world and at the various stages in which it is transplanted to less developed countries. This transplantation of capitalism brings about only the rapid growth of capital sector and not the complete capitalist transformation of a country. An interesting challenge of traditional views is made on population growth, demographic transitions, and technological transfers in economic development. Social welfare and economic planning are justified as inevitable conditions for the present phase of the spread of capitalism.

  • Victorians Come of Age: 1850's

    The invention of photography in the first half of the 19th century gave people a completely different way of recording what was happening around them and soon professional and amateur photographers were turning their lenses onto every subject imaginable - monarchs and politicians, soldiers at war, industry and transport, farming and rural life, national celebrations, ordinary people at home and at work, entertainers and actors, fashion, sport, school and much else. Their work has given us a unique view of our nation's heritage. This volume looks at the major events, people and stories of the 1850s through photographs that reveal the essence of those times. Britain in 1850 was a country brimming with confidence. Its engineers were the best in the world and its navy was the largest. Its growing empire stretched around the globe, and trade and industry were booming. The mood of optimism found the perfect expression in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Victoria and Albert, the devoted royal couple, set the moral tone, becoming the model of respectability for Victorian families. Yet poverty was all around, as city slums filled to bursting and emigration reached its peak. Relive these times in the dramatic and moving pictures presented in this book.

  • Simply Christian: Reissue

    Simply Christian is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our daily lives. Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this book describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story for the contemporary world. 'I am very much impressed by the Bishop's book. He makes it absolutely fresh. He presents the case for Christianity as something new for the first time. It is enormously important especially in the UK where the Christian religion has virtually disappeared. It is absolutely wonderful, absolutely radical and very powerful' Professor Antony Flew, author of The Presumption of Atheism

  • The Words and Music of Bob Marley

    Throughout his life and perhaps even more since his death in 1981 at the age of 36, Bob Marley's music has demonstrated a unique ability to combine with almost any cultural setting, no matter how different the elements might at first appear. Through his adaptable, yet enduring musical messages, he represents an especially articulate type of singer-songwriter. Marley released a large quantity of introspective, autobiographical material at the height of his success and it is thus only in a work such as this--in which the artist is investigated through his recorded output--that one can understand who this great man truly was and what he hoped to achieve through his life and music.

    Time magazine made Bob Marley's impact strikingly clear when it named Exodus the most important album of the 20th century. Throughout his life and perhaps even more since his death in 1981 at the age of 36, Marley's music has demonstrated a unique ability to combine with almost any cultural setting, no matter how different the elements might at first appear. Through his adaptable, yet enduring musical messages, he represents an especially articulate type of singer-songwriter. Marley released a large quantity of introspective, autobiographical material at the height of his success and it is thus only in a work such as this--in which the artist is investigated through his recorded output--that one can understand who this great man truly was and what he hoped to achieve through his life and music.

    The Words and Music of Bob Marley investigates Marley's creative output chronologically and provides complementary biographical information where it is relevant and helpful. Themes discussed throughout the book include protest, revolution, love, hate, biblical concepts, and Rastafari culture.

  • Les Protestants d'Autrefois: Vie Intérieure Des Églises, Moeurs Et Usages; Les Pasteurs; Vie Officielle; Vie Privée (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Protestants d'Autrefois: Vie Interieure des Eglises, Moeurs Et Usages; Les Pasteurs; Vie Officielle; Vie Privee

    La seconde partie du volume est consacree a la vie privee des pasteurs. Le lecteur pourra penetrer dans la maison de quelques - uns d'entre eux, en visiter les chambres, en ouvrir les armoires, et se promener, s'il le juge a propos, de la cave au grenier.

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  • Droit Musulman, Vol. 2: Recueil de Lois Concernant Les Musulmans Schyites (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Droit Musulman, Vol. 2: Recueil de Lois Concernant les Musulmans Schyites

    Cette faculte est contestee au mari present: mais, selon toute vrai semblance, on doit aussi l'admettre.

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  • Educating America: How Ralph W. Tyler Taught America to Teach

    In his preface to this work, Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes, "If you want insight into what's right and what's wrong about the current debate over standards, you'd be well advised to start with the redoubtable Ralph Tyler." Finder's work is the first to chart the career of the man who developed the nation's report card, the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Ralph W. Tyler, one of the most influential educators of the 20th century, held strong and closely argued views on issues we debate today-- tracking, class size, and how the school can cope with the demands of the public.

    In his decades long career at some of the nation's most prestigious universities, Ralph W. Tyler changed the course of American education. His work reverberates today in our national discourse on public schooling and in the currency of his groundbreaking testing instrument, the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It was Tyler who, during the Great Depression, understood that high schools in particular must prepare their graduates for practical and useful work. Tyler maintained his connection with teachers and public schools by managing to spend several hours a week visiting various classrooms and engaging instructors and administrators. Tyler, a strong proponent of local control of schools, was convinced that nationwide tests and standards were unsuited to the diversity of communities across the country. His own assessment, the NAEP was developed in such a way as to be informative but not necessarily prescriptive. Tyler's commitment to teacher education resulted in the establishment of workshops, a radical idea in its time. The author, a student of Tyler's while teaching school in Chicago, brings the insider's perspective to Tyler's work. In so doing, he presents an informed view of an educator whose strong views and philosophy affect schools in the United States to this day.

  • Certificate of Baptism

    This attractive card, showing the Dove of the Holy Spirit, provides a record of baptism as well as outlining the duties of parents and Godparents.

  • Unsung Heroes Of The Lord Of The Rings: From The Page To The Screen

    Most criticism of The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and even Sam. From popular to scholarly literature, the women and smaller characters often go overlooked. But our notions of what makes a hero have altered since September 11, and sometimes the most unlikely people can come to embody all that we look up to and admire in a person. Here, Lynnette Porter examines what we mean when we talk about heroes, and for the first time illustrates the heroic qualities that can be found in the women and other beloved, though less-celebrated, characters in the The Lord of the Rings books and movies. She takes a critical look at the importance of literary and cinematic heroes in general, emphasizing the roles of Merry, Pippin, Galadriel, Eowyn, Arwen, Legolas, and Gimli, who can all be considered heroes despite their relatively smaller roles. She shows, ultimately, that our attraction to and celebration of heroes does not have to be limited to the leading man, but rather that women and youth often display essential characteristics of true heroes.

    Bringing together a discussion of both the books and the movies, Porter reveals for readers the heroic nature of several characters in The Lord of the Rings who have been ignored in terms of their status as heroes. Nevertheless, these female and youthful characters have received incredible popular acclaim and illustrate the shift in the way the Western movie-going public identifies and glorifies heroes. While other stars may have outshone the likes of Merry and Pippin, Arwen and Galadriel, Porter redirects the spotlight on these favorites of the books and movies to show us how the roles they play, the actions they take, and the behaviors they display are worthy of our praise and admiration. This unique and refreshing perspective adds dimension to our understanding of The Lord of the Rings phenomenon.

  • Dictionnaire Raisonné Du Mobilier Français de l'Époque Carlovingienne a la Renaissance, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Raisonne du Mobilier Francais de l'Epoque Carlovingienne A la Renaissance, Vol. 4


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  • Dictionnaire de la Noblesse, Vol. 3: Contenant Les Généalogies, l'Histoire Et La Chronologie Des Familles Nobles de la France, l'Explication de Leurs ... À Titre de Principautés, Duchés, Marquis

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de la Noblesse, Vol. 3: Contenant les Genealogies, l'Histoire Et la Chronologie des Familles Nobles de la France, l'Explication de Leurs Armes Et l'Etat des Grandes Terres du Royaume, Possedees a Titre de Principautes, Duches, Marquisats, Comtes, Vicomtes, Baronies, &C

    Sieur de Bougy, fut pere d'ouvum, qui eut en partage la Seigneurie debougy, &de J... DE Barman, du nom, qui acheta, le 8 F6 vrier 1482, la Seigneurie de Courmenil, fi tuee au Diocefe de Seez. Il efi l'auteur de la branche des Seigneurs de Courmenil, dont ell fortic celle des Seigneurs d'a vernes; c'efl de ces deux branches, dont on va parler.

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  • Bushels of Rubles: Soviet Youth in Transition

    This study is the third and culminating work by Kitty Weaver on Soviet youth. The first, Lenin's Grandchildren, studied the Soviet child from birth to age seven. The second, Russia's Future, studied Soviet children from ages seven to fourteen, the years of the Young Pioneers. This study examines the Soviet system and its education of young communists in the Komsomol (the Young Communist League) and at Moscow State University. Given the events of recent times, Weaver also shifts from examining how Soviet young people learned communism to considering how they unlearn communism.

    Her first-hand account is based on her travels and her study in the Soviet Union and in Russia and the other fourteen republics. The question Weaver most frequently asked, and the question implied by many of her other questions of her Soviet friends and informants was, Who are you? Their illuminating answers and her pithy comments and observations sprinkle her narrative with a sense of the everyday, providing the reader with a three-dimensional portrait of Soviet life, of the hopes and the fears of Soviet youth.

  • Valueware: Technology, Humanity and Organization

    Against an emerging landscape of intranets, extranets, virtual communities, and virtual reality, this book highlights the dangers of individuals or organizations becoming technology-rich but value blind. Valueware also champions the evolution of a gentler mode of capitalism as just one of many hopes for a more caring and sustainable 21st century. After detailing the critical forces now driving the convergence of technology, humanity, and organization, Barnatt then balances a wide spectrum of value perspectives, including those of past and present management gurus, Internet pioneers, and Generation Xers.

    Knowledge-empowered individuals and organizations are already beginning to learn the value of global interdependence over independence. Cutting-edge technologies and new social structures may also soon empower more relationship-rich markets, which begin to mediate human affiliation via money but in a gentler capitalist structure. Barnatt doesn't claim to predict the world of tomorrow. However, by detailing alternative millennial realities from which key future-shapers may choose, it instead champions future gazing as future shaping.

  • The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations, and Blueprints for Visionaries

    From Braille Without Borders and Unite for Sight, to Geekcorps and PeaceWorks, humanitarian groups are working worldwide largely in undeveloped countries to better the lives of the residents. Whether they are empowering people with schools for the blind, prosthetic limbs, the devices to understand and use technology, or the information to work for civil peace, the men and women of these agencies offer tremendous talent to their causes, great dedication and, sometimes, even risk their lives to complete their missions. Working in war or civil war zones, humanitarians with nonprofits, non-governmental agencies, and university-connected centers and foundations have been injured, kidnapped, or killed. Now terrorist events and war crimes are more and more often bringing these self-sacrificing workers into the national spotlight by media headlines. Their work is, doubtless, remarkable. And so too are the stories of how they developed - including the defining moments when their founders felt they could no longer stand by and do nothing. In this set of books, founders and top officials from humanitarian organizations established in the last 50 years spotlight how and why they began their organizations, what their greatest victories and challenges have been, and how they run the organizations, down to where they get their funding and how they spend it to grow the group and its efforts. Led by Chris E. Stout, named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Psychological Association, the contributors here come from across training disciplines including psychology, medicine, technology, science, politics, social work, and business.

    Stout, who has worked in Latin American terrorist zones, in Vietnam, and along the Amazon in Ecuador with Flying Doctors of America, has chosen to feature a sample of humanitarian groups across four primary areas - medicine, environment, education, and social justice. He also concentrates on what he calls guerilla humanitarians - those who step into unsafe or unhealthy conditions despite the dangers. There is also a concentration on those that have been very successful with on-the-ground-guerilla-innovations without a lot of bureaucracy or baloney. Above all, They are rebels with a cause whose actions speak louder than mere words, Stout explains. They have all felt a moral duty to serve as vectors of change. In addition to being psychologically insightful, these volumes hold invaluable practical information.

  • Central Banking, Crises, and Global Economy

    Bridging a gap between economic theory and observed reality, this book examines the most visible central banks, the move to monetary union in Europe, the IMF's new role, the rise of managed market economies, and the elevated importance of central banks. In central banking, attention has often turned to the management of liquidity crises and the attainment of economic stability. In the global economy, the respective market economies are more interconnected, and information regarding crises in one part of the industrialized world is rapidly communicated to other nations, giving the crises themselves a more immediate impact. The Asian debt and liquidity crises of 1997-98 were seen as having an impact on the United States, the European Union countries, and even China. In the effort to attain international stability, the information emanating from central banks at a policy level is crucial. This book aims to depict an ideal central bank for a globally connected country.

    Two developments heighten the need for such an operations/policy-based ideal: the lessons learned from the European moves to monetary union and the establishment of the European Central Bank, and the increased awareness of banking problems in Asia during the 1997-98 debt and liquidity crises. This timely work will be of interest to economists, bank officials, government policy makers and political scientists.

  • Clinical Anthropology: An Application of Anthropological Concepts Within Clinical Settings

    This unique book applies concepts from the field of anthropology to clinical settings to result in a powerful and dynamic model/theory of clinical anthropology. These clinical settings could include hospitals, police and probation situations, individual and marriage and family counseling, as well as cross-cultural issues, governmental policy, and other instances of educational delivery of concepts and behaviors that allow individuals/groups to reduce stress and move toward personal/group health. In addition to appealing to anthropology and other social/behavioral science scholars, this book will be useful to clinicians of many specialities within Western biomedicine including physicians, nurses, and health care administrators.

  • Léopardi: Traduit de l'Italien; Poésies Completes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Leopardi: Traduit de l'Italien; Poesies Completes

    Tu marchais en chantant dans ta route isolee. L'heure derniere vint, tant de fois appelee, Tu la vis arriver sans crainte et sans remord.

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  • Dictionnaire des Cris d'Armes Et Devises des Personnages Célèbres Et des Familles Nobles Et Autres de la Belgique Ancienne Et Moderne: Belgique, ... Et Principauté de Liége (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Cris d'Armes Et Devises des Personnages Celebres Et des Familles Nobles Et Autres de la Belgique Ancienne Et Moderne: Belgique, Pays-Bas, Nord de la France Et Principaute de Liege

    Chevalier de lordre royal du Christ de Portugal Fonctionnaire au Ministere de llnterieur, Membre honoraire de la Societe d' Emulation pour letude de lhistoire et des antiquites de la Flandre Occidentale, Correspondant du Cercle archeologique du Pays de Waes Associe de la Societe historique, archeolo gique et litteraire de la ville d'ypres et de l'ancienne West - Flandre.

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  • Traité Sur Le Vénin de la Vipere, Sur Les Poisons Americains, Sur Le Laurier-Cerise Et Sur Quelques Autres Poisons Végétaux, Vol. 2: On y a Joint Des ... Différentes Expériences Sur La Reproductio

    Excerpt from Traite sur le Venin de la Vipere, sur les Poisons Americains, sur le Laurier-Cerise Et sur Quelques Autres Poisons Vegetaux, Vol. 2: On Y A Joint des Observations sur la Structure Primitive du Corps Animal; Differentes Experiences sur la Reproduction des Nerfs Et la Description d'un Nouveau Canal de l'Oeil

    Vipere fur. Des. Petits oifeanx 46. Ligatures faioes, aux. Poules mordues par lesviperes 49. Experiences fur les Cochons d' Inde 53_ Experiences fun les Lapins 56.

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  • God and Churchill: How the Great Leader's Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours

    When Winston Churchill was a boy of sixteen, he already had a vision for his purpose in life. "This country will be subjected somehow to a tremendous invasion ...I shall be in command of the defences of London ...it will fall to me to save the Capital, to save the Empire."It was a most unlikely prediction. Perceived as a failure for much of his life, Churchill was the last person anyone would have expected to rise to national prominence as prime minister and influence the fate of the world during World War II. But Churchill persevered, on a mission to achieve his purpose. God and Churchill tells the remarkable story of how one man, armed with belief in his divine destiny, embarked on a course to save Christian civilization when Adolf Hitler and the forces of evil stood opposed. It traces the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of history's greatest leaders and offers hope for our own violent and troubled times.

  • Rescuing All Our Futures: The Future of Futures Studies

    The future is the last frontier where nonwestern societies are still free--free to envision desirable futures based on their own worldviews, cultures, and traditions. Yet the discipline of futures studies, this volume argues, has abandoned its goal of exploring such diverse and alternative futures in favor of a single, myopic vision that is incapable of seeing outside the framework of western thought and action. Its overemphasis on forecasting and prediction, its overpreoccupation with technology, and its neglect of nonwestern cultures and concerns have transformed the discipline into an instrument for the colonization of the future. Distinguished contributors from a variety of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds discuss ways of bringing multiculturalism and plurality to the heart of futures studies and point towards new, decolonizing directions.

    This groundbreaking text will be essential reading for all those interested in helping shape more pluralistic and humane futures.

  • Behind the Ballot Box: A Citizen's Guide to Voting Systems

    Interest in voting systems and voting system reform is growing in the United States. Voting systems--the procedures by which we cast votes and elect our public officials--are a crucial part of the democratic election process. The decision to use one kind of voting system rather than another has far-reaching political consequences. Among other things, voting systems help to determine which officials are elected to run our governments, the variety of parties that voters have to choose from at the polls, whether political minorities can win any representation, and whether the majority will rule.

    Amy gives readers all the information and analytical tools needed to make intelligent choices among voting systems. He provides a set of political criteria that can be used to judge voting systems and gives detailed descriptions of all the common voting systems used in the United States and other Western democracies, including winner-take-all systems as well as proportional representation systems. He also provides an analysis of the various political advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of system. This is an important guide for citizens, government officials, political activists, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about voting systems and their political implications.

  • The East-Central European Region: From Cradle to Grave and Beyond

    An examination of East-Central European history, this book looks to the past for the roots of the cleavage between the eastern and western regions of Europe and the reasons for the east-central countries' backward, reactionary nature; their slide into fascism and war; and the ultimate destruction of the region within the Stalinist orbit. East-Central Europe emerged as a distinct region as early as the 15th century, when, in sharp contrast to an expanding urban economy and a loosening of serfdom in the West, it pursued a brutal Second Serfdom. This development would determine much of its future course, as 19th century attempts to modernize society included revolutions from above and the abolishment of serfdom, while stubbornly retaining decisive feudal structures. After World War I, industrial developments created a semi-feudal, distorted capitalism, and the region soon saw the emergence of ultra-nationalist, fascist-style regimes whose actions would eventually lead to catastrophe.

    In the post-war era, the region found itself in the Soviet sphere. The short People's Democracy period attempted to purge its structure of feudal, reactionary and fascist remnants, but soon got destroyed as a distinct region by brutal Stalinization. The collapse of Communism did not restore its separate existence reintegration into the West requires a painful transition period with a yet uncertain outcome. Hodos produces a comprehensive, comparative overview of the centuries-old division, along with the resulting social, political, and economic consequences. Chapters on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust illustrate the stark differences between the regions.

  • Annales de Géologie Et de Paléontologie, 1899, Vol. 25 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Annales de Geologie Et de Paleontologie, 1899, Vol. 25

    J' avais auparavant distingue les deux localites et j' avais etudie les deux faunes separement, mais en suite je me suis convaincu que c' etait tout a fait inutile; car elles sont parfaitement synchroniques et contiennent une faune parfaitement identique.

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  • Organisation de l'Industrie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Organisation de l'Industrie

    Lorsque je me decidai a professer les lecons qui font la base de cet ouvrage, mon but principal etait d'appeler l'attention publique, en Angleterre, sur les Opinions que quelques economistes du continent avaient recemment emises. Mais le sujet que j'avais choisi s'a grandit et s'eleva dans mon esprit a mesure que je le de ve10ppais; c'est ainsi qu'en combinant les propositions avancees par ces economistes, je parvins a en tirer des consequences plus etendues que celles qu'ils s'etaient hasardes eux memes a en deduire.

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  • Successful Adoptive Families: A Longitudinal Study of Special Needs Adoption

    This study, done over a four-year period, focuses on children who are older than infants when placed for adoption, children who are members of a sibling group, and children with physical, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. There are an estimated 35,000 such children each year who need assistance in placement. The book explores issues of separation from siblings, adoption experiences of children who had been physically or sexually abused, and social support. The purpose of this book is to provide empirically grounded knowledge and information that will help social workers practice more effectively with special needs placements.

  • Sermons, Instructions Et Allocutions Du R. P. Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, Des Frères Prècheurs, Vol. 2: Notices, Textes, Fragments, Analyses; Sermons ... de Soreze (1854-1861) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Sermons, Instructions Et Allocutions du R. P. Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, des Freres Precheurs, Vol. 2: Notices, d104es, Fragments, Analyses; Sermons (1850-1856); Instructions Donnes A l'Ecole de Soreze (1854-1861)

    Apres un rapide sejour a Flavigny, ou les medecins l'avaient envoye pour le debarrasser d'un gros rhume en vue des prochaines conferences, il rentra a Paris le 5 fevrier et precha le 10 a Saint - Sulpice.

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  • Breathing Under Water Companion Journal: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

    A valuable new companion journal to the bestselling Breathing Under Water! We are all addicted to something, according to Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. This Companion Journal can help you work your way through the wisdom of the twelve-step program as outlined in Breathing Under Water to help you determine the source and solution for your own addictions. The journal contains reflections, discussion questions, and room for your own notes to help you explore the process in a way that's relevant and meaningful in your own life.

  • Children in Chaos: How Israel and the United States Attempt to Integrate At-Risk Youth

    High-risk youth are rarely able to succeed in school, on the job, in their family relationships, or in society at large. They often express hopelessness, frustration, anger. Even after they have acquired skills and have begun to work, they tend to lose jobs, fail again in schools, and become involved in crimes. There is a noted connection between youth who come from dysfunctional families and have low academic skills, nonexistent career goals, poor work history, drug and/or alcohol abuse, and involvement with the juvenile justice system.

    Ivan C. Frank explains the need for longer term alternative educational programs in highly supportive environments for high-risk youth. He describes the features and coverage of programs in Israel and in some American cities that have rehabilitated high-risk youth.

  • Information Technology and Management Control: An Agency Theory Perspective

    Drawing on research in the areas of business organization, information technology, and information economics this book develops an empirical basis for integrating the three fields. It investigates information technology management based on the theoretical foundations of information economics, examines the chief information officer phenomenon and identifies the factors that lead organizations to create such a position, and analyzes organizational and managerial motivations leading to investment in information technology. Karake concludes that the way information technology is managed and the magnitude of investment in such technology depends on the organization ownership structure, that the ownership structure is a determinant of the degree of control information managers exercise, and that there is a significant relationship between the size and composition of boards of directors and the management of and investment in information technology.

    This study will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners of information technology management and information technology performance.

  • Annales de la Société Académique de Nantes Et Du Département de la Loire-Inférieure, 1885, Vol. 6 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Annales de la Societe Academique de Nantes Et du Departement de la Loire-Inferieure, 1885, Vol. 6

    Nous terminons une annee heureuse. Permettez-moi de m'en feliciter avec vous au moment de quitter ce fauteuil, ou m'avait appele votre bienveillance.

    Oui, annee heureuse! Aucun deuil cette fois n'est venu nous attrister.

    Annee heureuse! Nos sea'nces ont ete remplies par des travaux nombreux et importants, quoique certaines sections eussent pu nous en fournir davantage.

    Annee heureuse encore, parce que nous avons compte un plus grand nombre de laureats que par le passe, et que les deux premiers joignent a l'expression de leur reconnais sance des promesses qu'ils tiendront, je l'espere, dans un prochain avenir.

    J'aurai le soin, m ecrit l'un d'eux, de ne rien negliger pour continuer a meriter une telle approbation de la Societe academique.

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  • Etudes Sur La Bière: Ses Maladies, Causes Qui Les Provoquent, Procédé Pour La Rendre Inaltérable, Avec Une Théorie Nouvelle de la Fermentation (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Etudes sur la Biere: Ses Maladies, Causes Qui les Provoquent, Procede pour la Rendre Inalterable, Avec une Theorie Nouvelle de la Fermentation

    Jetons d'abord un rapide coup d'oeil sur la nature de la biere et sur ses modes de fabrication.

    Connue des la plus haute antiquite, la biere est une infusion de farine d'orge germee et de houblon, qu'on a fait fermenter apres l'avoir refroidie, et que le repos et les soutirages ont amenee ulterieurement a une limpidite presque parfaite. C'est une boisson alcoolique d'origine vegetale, du vin d'orge, comme on l'a appelee quelquefois non sans raison Pourtant le vin et la biere different assez notablement dans leur composition moins acide et-moins alcoolique que le vin, la biere est plus chargee de matieres en dissolution, et ces matieres, pour la plu part, ne sont pas d'une nature identique a celles qu'on trouve dans le vin.

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  • Oeuvres Complètes de Louis de Grenade de l'Ordre Des Frères-Prècheurs, Vol. 19: Traduites Intégralement Pour La Première Fois En Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres Completes de Louis de Grenade de l'Ordre des Freres-Precheurs, Vol. 19: Traduites Integralement pour la Premiere Fois en Francais

    Peut - etre aussi en viendra - t - il un autre apres nous, qui, avec plus de talents et plus de loisir, profitant de la facilite d'ajouter a ce qui est deja trouve, donnera pour ainsi dire les derniers traits a cet ouvrage que nous avons ebauche, et rendra notre Rhetorique chretienne en toute maniere.

    Quant aux exemples de i'ecriture dont je me suis servi, ils sont tires principalement des saints prophetes, parce qu'ils ont tous ete comme autant de predicateurs choisis et envoyes de Dieu, pour instruire les peuples et pour corriger leurs moeurs et leurs incli nations mauvaises; et que ces hommes tout divins, sans le secours de l'art, ont parle neanmoins avec une tres - ingenieuse adresse, c'est-a-dire tres-eloquemment et comme etant pousses et animes, non par l'esprit de la rhetorique, mais par l'esprit de Dieu meme, qui les avait rendus ses organes et ses interpretes. Car comme toutes ses oeuvres sont parfaites le don de la science et de la parole dont il les a remplis, etait aussi parfait, puisque le propre de cet Esprit saint 9, qui contient tout, est de donner la science de la parole et de rendre eloquentes les langues memes des petits enfants 3.

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  • Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System

    George offers a direct and powerful challenge to the fatal shortcomings of virtually all currently dominant economic paradigms, including those of capitalism, socialism, communism, and so-called mixed economies. The alternative socioeconomic democracy, and advanced theoretical model in which there is some form of universal guaranteed income as well as a limit to maximum allowable personal wealth, combined with a realistic degree of human flexibility based on public choice theory.

    Arguing that such a procedure would allow a society to democratically control the extreme limits of material wealth and poverty, the author forecasts that such a system will create strong economic incentives while reducing the present undesirable and expensive social problems associated with the maldistribution of wealth. This innovative book will be of interest to scholars and others interested in exploring ways to strengthen democracy while improving economic systems around the world.

  • Oratory and Rhetoric in the Nineteenth-Century South: A Rhetoric of Defense

    The only modern collection of speeches by southerners on the themes that have shaped the history and culture of the region, this anthology, which spans eighty tumultuous years of southern history, reflects the strategies of southern orators as they attempted to defend the indefensible, as well as those few who advocated a more compassionate South. Southern leaders were judged largely by their oratorical ability and their skills in defending the southern way of life. Accordingly, they placed much emphasis on developing consummate rhetorical skills. Thus, one can read the history of the region in the speeches of its politicians, ministers, and other public figures.

    Beginning in 1820 with the debates over the admission of Missouri to the Union, many southerners took a defensive posture against those forces from outside the region which they saw as threats to their culture. While the rhetoric of most southern leaders was clearly defensive, one must remember that they were dealing with the difficult issues of slavery; the relationship of federal and state government; their vision of the ideal society; the coming civil war and its aftermath; and living in a defeated, desolate, war-torn region. As demagogic, defensive, and archaic as they may seem today, these speakers developed and expanded patterns of thought and rhetorical strategy that echoed throughout the region. The collective memory that they created would shape their contemporaries and affect the lives of generations to follow.

  • Czechoslovakia's Lost Fight for Freedom, 1967-1969: An American Embassy Perspective

    This fascinating account, by a Czech-speaking American diplomat who lived in Czechoslovakia from 1967-1969, describes the collapse of a repressive Communist regime, the subsequent unprecedented explosion of popular freedom, the surprise Soviet occupation, and the spirited passive resistance of the population until the gradual strangulation of the Prague Spring. Drawing on his own journal, recent memoirs, and documentary materials in the National Archives, the author shows how American diplomats and senior U.S. officials analyzed and reacted to ongoing events. He explains how reform leader Alexander Dubcek became wedged between enthusiastic popular support and the objections of ultra-orthodox Soviet leaders. Skoug's economic and commercial responsibilities gave him considerable access to Czechoslovak officials even in the Novotny period, and he was an eyewitness to the invasion and many other crucial events of the period, including the great patriotic demonstration of March 1969 which the Soviet Union exploited to force Dubcek's resignation.

    Despite overt Soviet pressure, neither Prague nor Washington anticipated intervention. The Johnson Administration, courting Moscow for help on Vietnam, displayed calculated indifference to the dispute and reacted tepidly to developments. Left alone, the Czechoslovak population met the invader with militant, if passive, resistance, but the Dubcek leadership capitulated to Soviet demands and acquiesced in an occupation that gradually betrayed all of the gains achieved. Subsequent reluctance by Washington to criticize Moscow helped the Soviet Union cut its diplomatic losses. On the other hand, the Czechoslavak crisis may have helped to persuade Gorbachev to allow Eastern Europe to resolve its own affairs in 1989.

  • Oeuvres de Jean Racine, Vol. 2: Avec Des Commentaires (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de Jean Racine, Vol. 2: Avec des Commentaires

    Celadon a mieux connu que lui le parfait6 'ainour. Mais que faire Pyr1hus n 'avoit pas lu nos romans; il etoit violent de son naturel; et tousile_si ne sont pas faits pour etre des Celadons.

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  • There's an Easter Egg on Your Seder Plate: Surviving Your Child's Interfaith Marriage

    This book is a practical guide for parents whose children intermarry. It draws upon Rabbi Reuben's personal experiences officiating at over a thousand interfaith weddings. The author imparts the lessons he has learned for helping parents create loving, supportive, and successful relationships with their own children, their new son- or daughter-in-law, and their new interfaith in-laws, without compromising the integrity of their own dearly-held beliefs and faith. In addition, he incorporates anecdotal experiences of parents who have shared their own formulas for successfully coping with the day-to-day issues of maintaining the best relationship with their children. And he includes stories from same-sex unions as well. Written for people of various faiths across the religious spectrum, this book is a valuable source of information, guidance, and support. It speaks directly to parents, with concrete practical suggestions about how to maintain the best possible relationship with their children--and be a positive influence upon their grandchildren.

  • Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History And Myth

    Of all the fictional monsters that have pierced society's collective consciousness, none has been so persistent or seductive as the vampire. Tales of the undead preying upon the blood of the living have survived in one form or another for thousands of years and across cultures. Legends of Blood traces this fascinating history from the myths of Ancient Greece and Egypt through the Gothic literature of 19th century Europe and up to present day, emphasizing how the tales of this alluring creature tap into humanity's most basic and primal fears. Wayne Bartlett and Flavia Idriceanu's highly readable yet impeccably researched book is a must-have for vampire enthusiasts and scholars alike.

    Drawing upon such sources as obscure and ancient myths, Romantic literature, and the novels of Anne Rice, Legends of Blood sheds new light on the pervasiveness of the vampire myth. Bartlett and Idriceanu illustrate the relationships that subsist between vampires and witchcraft, religion and sexuality, and show how the myth has adapted to the various intellectual trends of European history. Other topics include real-life vampirism such as the macabre tale of Elizabeth Bathory who murdered some 650 girls and bathed in their blood to restore her legendary beauty.

  • Is Hip Hop Dead?: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Most Wanted Music

    Hip hop is remarkably self-critical as a genre. In lyrics, rappers continue to debate the definition of hip hop and question where the line between underground artist and mainstream crossover is drawn, who owns the culture and who runs the industry, and most importantly, how to remain true to the culture's roots while also seeking fame and fortune. The tension between the desires to preserve hip hop's original culture and to create commercially successful music promotes a lyrical war of words between mainstream and underground artists that keeps hip hop very much alive today. In response to criticisms that hip hop has suffered or died in its transition to the mainstream, this book seeks to highlight and examine the ongoing dialogue among rap artists whose work describes their own careers.

    Proclamations of hip hop's death have flooded the airwaves. The issue may have reached its boiling point in Nas's 2006 album Hip Hop is Dead. Nas's album is driven by nostalgia for a mythically pure moment in hip hop's history, when the music was motivated by artistic passion, instead of base commercialism. In the course of this same album, however, Nas himself brags about making money for his particular record label. These and similar contradictions are emblematic of the complex forces underlying the dialogue that keeps hip hop a vital element of our culture. Is Hip Hop Dead? seeks to illuminate the origins of hip hop nostalgia and examine how artists maintain control of their music and culture in the face of corporate record companies, government censorship, and the standardization of the rap image.

    Many hip hop artists, both mainstream and underground, use their lyrics to engage in a complex dialogue about rhyme skills versus record sales, and commercialism versus culture. This ongoing dialogue invigorates hip hop and provides a common ground upon which we can reconsider many of the developments in the industry over the past 20 years. Building from black traditions that value knowledge gained from personal experience, rappers emphasize the importance of street knowledge and its role in forging a career in the music business. Lyrics adopt models of the self-made man narrative, yet reject the trajectories of white Americans like Benjamin Franklin who espoused values of prudence, diligence, and delayed gratification. Hip hop's narratives instead promote a more immediately viable gratification through crime and extend this criminal mentality to their work in the music business. Through the lens of hip hop, and the threats to hip hop culture, author Mickey Hess is able to confront a range of important issues, including race, class, criminality, authenticity, the media, and personal identity.

  • The Words and Music of Paul Simon

    Paul Simon is commonly acknowledged to be one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the pop-rock era. His work has flourished in the context of Simon and Garfunkel as well as in his own solo career. Starting with the folk-rock style that marked his earliest significant success, he has drawn on a wide variety of influences, including many American traditions and, later, many international ones as well. He has won multiple Grammy awards in both the duo and the solo phases of his career. His songwriting has also provided the impetus for brief forays into film and musical theatre. After providing a brief biographical overview, this work examines Simon's songwriting work in depth, providing a critical discussion of each song as a fusion of text and music so as to help the reader to identify elements that enhance appreciation.

    A particularly valuable contribution in this context is the discussion of the wide variety of musical elements that contribute significantly to the value of Simon's work. These include such easily-understandable issues as verse-chorus structure, melodic variation, selection of particular instruments and even performers, variation of musical style within a song, general harmonic characteristics, relationships among keys, rhythm and pacing of text, etc. While the book proceeds chronologically through Simon's recorded output, specific threads are developed throughout, and the discussion of individual songs takes place in the context of these threads, both drawing on them and developing them further. The diversity of Paul Simon's work reflects his very American background, and no discussion of American music is complete without accounting for his influence.

  • Code de Commerce Argentin: Promulgué Le 9 Octobre 1889, MIS En Vigueur Le 1er Mai 1890; Traduit, Annoté Et Précédé d'Une Introduction (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Code de Commerce Argentin: Promulgue le 9 Octobre 1889, Mis en Vigueur le 1er Mai 1890; Traduit, Annote Et Precede d'une Introduction

    Docteur en Droit Substitut du Procureur de la Republique pres le tribunal de Sens Membre de la Societe de Legislation comparee.

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  • Recherches Sur l'Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recherches sur l'Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne

    En revanche, j'ai essaye, dans les chapitres preliminaires, de retracer, a un point de vue que je crois nouveau, l'en semble da developpement des connaissances astronomiques positives chez les Grecs, et j'ai insiste sur la difference des conceptions successives qu'ils se sont formees de la science du ciel.

    Dans l'exposition du systeme de Ptolemee, je me suis efforce de ne reclamer de mes lecteurs que le moins possible de connaissances mathematiques; mais, voulant presenter les theories avec un detail suffisant, j'ai du necessairement.

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  • Les Récifs de Corail: Leur Structure Et Leur Distribution (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Recifs de Corail: Leur Structure Et Leur Distribution

    Feu M. Le professeur Jukes, dans sa relation du voyage de H. M. S. Fly, publiee en 1847, a consacre un chapitre aux recifs - barrieres de l'australie, et conclut ainsi: Apres avoir vu beaucoup de ces grands recifs-barrieres, refle chi longtemps sur leur nature et essaye, de toutes les facons, s'il etait possible d'eviter les conclusions auxquelles M. Darwin est arrive, je ne puis m'empecher d'ajouter que son hypothese est, a mon sens, parfaitement satisfaisante, et meme qu'elle s'eleve au - dessus d'une simple hy pothese jusqu a la valeur d'une vraie theorie de la formation des bancs de corail.

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  • Leading a Local Church in the Age of the Spirit

    This work is based on Jonathan Gledhill's own experience of ministry, in particular at St Mary Bredin, Canterbury, which experienced spectacular and sustained growth under his leadership. Anecdotal in style, the book acts as a blueprint for any church leader wanting to create a busy, thriving church. The first part of the book discusses issues and definitions of leadership, power within the church and worship. This discussion forms the intellectual basis of the second section, which is about the practical aspects of leadership including sermon preparation, housegroups, youth and children, mission and evangelism, church planting, social responsibility and managing volunteers, money and buildings.

  • Women on the Way - Meditations for Lent

    A series of meditations encouraging us to delve into the background of the women - both biblical and legendary - who encounter Jesus as he walks the Via Dolorosa. Each encounter within the Passion is used as a springboard to other events in Jesus' teaching and ministry.

  • Des Rapports de l'Homme Avec Le Démon, Vol. 2: Essai Historique Et Philosophique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Des Rapports de l'Homme Avec le Demon, Vol. 2: Essai Historique Et Philosophique

    Introduction a l'histoire de la magie et de la sorcellerie du quen: zeme au dew-septieme siecle inclusivement.

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  • Pollution Markets in a Green Country Town: Urban Environmental Management in Transition

    The brave new world of environmental economics--complete with pollution markets, emission brokers, and commodity auctions of emission allowances--has been developing in the U.S. for several decades. This book traces the evolution of such environmental management techniques in industrial Philadelphia. Initially as a greene country towne, the city's development led to significant pollution concerns, including rivers filled with sewage, typhoid deaths, and smoky plumes from coal combustion. Technological pollution controls improved conditions, but blunt regulatory tools eventually evolved into more refined economic approaches.

    This book describes that transition and the economic mechanisms that have emerged in recent decades, as well as prospective markets for ozone precursors, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental risk (potentially offering what one pundit labeled cancer futures). In doing so, it presents a comprehensive overview--from old to new--of urban environmental management.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

    Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating, and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated, and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.

  • Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Theory and Method

    Reflects changes in the medical field since the late 1980s with additions on AIDS, psychopathology, emotion, nutrition, and suffering.|A significant update of the 1990 classic state-of-the-art handbook on medical anthropology. With new chapters on AIDS, psychology and emotion, nutrition, and bioethics, the text reflects the changes in medical anthropological theory and practice since the late 1980s. Chapters from the first edition are revised to reflect current trends and to include recent references. This work demonstrates the creative expansion and diversity in the field, amidst efforts to explore the individual sickness experience in the context of local cultures and global political and economic dynamics.

  • Integration and Stabilization: A Monetary View

    This study argues that owing to the wide diversity of nations, their often conflicting policies, and insistence on preserving their sovereignty, the processes of worldwide integration are facilitated by tying these countries together in a system of flexible exchange rates externally, while putting in place a rules-oriented monetary regime internally. The examination of the various issues involved in such an arrangement focuses on money and monetary policy drawing on historical, theoretical, philosophical, and empirical results.

  • Courting the Media: Public Relations for the Accused and the Accuser

    Media relations are not just for the rich and famous. Mackenzie takes readers behind the scenes of high-profile cases in which men, women, and even children were thrust into the spotlight--many because they were victims of unwarranted prosecution by the justice system and inaccurate depiction by the press. With media-savvy guidance from Mackenzie, these people and their lawyers successfully challenged the prejudiced portraits that police and prosecutors tried to present. In this book, Mackenzie also weighs in on celebrity cases, analyzing how they and their lawyers used the media to their advantage, or how they failed to do so.

    Mackenzie is a consummate expert in the use of media relations in the court of law. Her conviction that a right to demand a fair portrayal by the press must not be reserved for the prosecution or the wealthy has propelled her career as she has fought for the falsely accused, the unjustly portrayed, and their families.

    The media coverage of suspects or defendants by CNN, the nightly news, the New York Times, or the local paper affects the court of public opinion, even before their trials, and is often as important as what happens in front of a judge or jury. Private industry and corporations have long used media consultants. Prosecutors have public information officers to advise their lawyers. To level the playing field, all lawyers need to be ready to represent their clients before the media as well as the jury. Not only can this be done ethically, but as Mackenzie shows in this book, given what defendants are up against today, it may be unethical to ignore the media when the other side is using every possible opportunity to advance their portrayal of the accused or the victim.

  • I Can Join in Common Worship

    This work is aimed at children over seven years old, although it could be used by younger children with the help of an adult. It explains the outline of the Common Worship Eucharist and gives the words of the prayers so that children can actually join in.

  • Les Insectes: Anatomie Et Physiologie Générales (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Insectes: Anatomie Et Physiologie Generales

    Cet ouvrage s'adresse a ceux qui debutent dans la science difficile des Insectes, et a ceux qui, ne faisant pas de cette etude l'objet principal de leurs occupations, desirent cependant en posseder les notions les plus ele mentaires et les plus generales.

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  • Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics

    Since September 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many television viewers in the United States have become familiar with Al Jazeera as offering an alternative take on events from that presented by mainstream U.S. media, as well as disseminating anti-American invective. Westerners have tended toward simplistic views of Arab newspapers, radio, and television, assuming that they are all under government control and that freedom of press is non-existent. William A. Rugh, a long time observer of the Arab mass media, offers a more nuanced picture of the Arab press as it relates to the political situation in the Arab world today.

    Although governmental influence over the media is stronger in the Middle East than in Europe or the United States, Rugh argues that there is more diversity in the Arab media than most people in the West realize. In reality, the Arab media are coming to reflect the diversity and wide range of opinions of those within the Arab world itself. In particular, the advent of privately owned Arab satellite television in the 1990s has led to significant liberalization of the media throughout the region. Rugh concludes that a democracy of ideas and voices is slowly growing in the Arab world, and he remains guardedly optimistic about the positive role the Arab media can play in processes of democratization and nation-building.

  • World Debt and Stability

    The constant and seemingly intractable problem of world debt is much in the news today, and, despite the Baker plan of the 1980s and the more recent Brady plan, the plight of third-world borrowing nations and their first-world creditors continues to worsen. Developing nations are stymied by the portions of their gross domestic product that must be given over to servicing debt, and money center banks continue to write down their third-world loans, damaging their own balance sheets as well as their credibility. In this study, a follow-up to his Monetary Reform and Cooperation Theory, George Macesich addresses the world debt crisis and proposes a method for overcoming the dilemma.

    Macesich develops a useful framework with which to approach the world debt problem, focusing on his cooperation theory, which calls for a bilateral approach on the part of both creditor and debtor countries. There are significant obstacles to this type of cooperation, however, and these difficulties and methods for overcoming them are discussed at length. Macesich begins the volume with a survey of the world debt problem, followed by a detailed examination of the theory and strategy of cooperation. In succeeding chapters he studies the barriers to cooperation: domestic constraints in debtor nations, domestic constraints in creditor nations, economic nationalism, and the nationalism of the bureaucratic and political elite. He concludes the work with a discussion of the relationship between debt burden and world monetary stability. This study will be a valuable resource for finance and banking professionals and for monetary policymakers, as well as for courses in banking, world finance, and international monetary policy. College, university, and public libraries will also find it a useful addition to their collections.

  • The Heights of Courage: A Tank Leader's War on the Golan

    In October 1973, the State of Israel was invaded by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Despite early losses, Israel managed to outfight its opponents. The brief and bloody Yom Kippur War stands as a unique chapter in modern military history. Fought primarily by tank units, the war became a story not only of battle strategy and tactics, but also one of human discipline, endurance and sacrifice.

    While many historians have chronicled the events of the Yom Kippur War, few have been seasoned by actual combat. Avigdor Kahalani, commander of a tank battalion on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War, describes this experience in The Heights of Courage. Beginning with a description of the initial Syrian offensive, he recounts the personal endeavors of his men, their fears and their ambitions, as well as their emotional and physical hardships. His stark account traces the efforts of the Israel Armored Corps as they struggle to overcome extreme difficulties and setbacks. The author describes their ultimate penetration into enemy territory and their approach to within forty kilometers of Damascus.

  • Les Généaologies Historiques des Rois, Empereurs, &C., Et de Toutes les Maisons Souveraines Qui Ont Subsisté Jusqu'à Présent, Vol. 2: Exposées dans ... Avec des Explications Historiques Et Chrono

    Excerpt from Les Geneaologies Historiques des Rois, Empereurs, &C., Et de Toutes les Maisons Souveraines Qui Ont Subsiste Jusqu'a Present, Vol. 2: Exposees dans les Cartes Genealogiques Tirees des Meilleurs Auteurs, Avec des Explications Historiques Et Chronologiques; Contenant les Maisons Souveraines d'Italie, Avec les Familles Papales Depuis Cent Cinquante Ans

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  • The Praeger International Collection on Addictions

    Only the very rare among us are completely unscathed by the effects of addiction - our own, that of a family member, friend, or coworker. Even the addictions of strangers - from the drunk driver or drug addict, to gambling, food, spending, or violence-addicted people - may subject us to dangers, threaten our well-being, and drain money from our pockets. Recent national estimates in just the US show that substance abuse and addiction alone cost taxpayers a total of nearly $500 billion a year. In these volumes, experts from around the world present the newest issues, research, and insights into addictions of all kinds. Led by Angela Browne-Miller, Director of the Metaxis Compulsive and Habitual Behaviors Institute in California, this team of contributors includes scholars and practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Thailand, Africa, and Russia. Topics range from drug addiction among male, female, teen, and aging populations, and among White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, Native American, and other groups, using liquor, cocaine, methamphetamine, khat, and/or other lesser known drugs, to behavioral addictions including online gaming, excessive buying, and eating disorders. Chapters also address issues including addiction as a public health problem and the politics of drug treatment policies. Treatment methods for addictions, from electrotherapy to holistic approaches are addressed, as are spiritual, psychological, and cross-cultural issues involved. The experts behind these chapters include those from the University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Purdue University, to McGill University, Nottingham Trent University, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

  • In Pursuit of Liberty: Coming of Age in the American Revolution

    The voices of the children and teenagers who witnessed the events that transformed the colonies to an independent nation have seldom been heard in historical accounts of the American Revolution. This book tells the story of the forgotten youngsters who engaged in the boycott of British goods and the battles that led up to the Declaration of Independence; the story of their courageous exploits in eight years of warfare on land and sea, and the story of the social forces that shaped and transformed their post-war lives. The Revolution challenged the notions of patriarchal authority. It introduced serious risks and disruptions in the lives of the young, but it also gave them an unprecedented degree of autonomy and a sense of responsibility that allowed them to seize the opportunities that they gained with their independence.

    The book is based on the eye-witness accounts of one hundred children and teenagers who were between the ages of five and sixteen when they first observed the events recorded in their diaries, journals, letters, or memoirs. One-third of the accounts are from girls, most of whom lived in cities; two-thirds are from boys, most of whom lived rural areas. They include reports from black as well as white boy soldiers, from teenagers imprisoned on land and on prison ships, from slave children and youngsters held hostage by Indians, and from children of loyalists and pacifists who opposed the war with Britain for political or religious reasons. Also included are the viewpoints of Hessian teenagers who fought in the American Revolutionary War for the British. The book follows the chronology of the American Revolution across two decades from 1770, when the boycott of British goods throughout the American colonies gained momentum, to 1789, when George Washington was sworn in as the first president of a new and independent nation. It sets the experiences of the children and teenagers who lived and wrote in that time in a historical context. It focuses on the major milestones of the American Revolution, and the contribution of young people to its progress and ultimate success.

  • Le Costume Civil En France Du Xiiie Au Xixe Siècle: Ouvrage Orné de 700 Illustrations Directs Par La Photographie, d'Après Les Documents Du Temps ... Tapisseries, Vitraux, Etc.) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Costume Civil en France du Xiiie au Xixe Siecle: Ouvrage Orne de 700 Illustrations Directs par la Photographie, d'Apres les Documents du Temps (Statues, Peintures Murales, Tapisseries, Vitraux, Etc.)

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  • Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview

    This accessible introduction to Christian worldview explores the question of how Christians can live faithfully at the crossroads of the story of Scripture and postmodern culture.Ideal for undergraduate students and laypeople, "Living at the Crossroads" opens with a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The authors then tell the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity, before providing an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories. They proceed to tease out the implications for key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church. The result is a deeply thoughtful yet approachable text that draws on the rich tradition of reformational thinking but contextualizes it to a postmodern setting for a contemporary audience.

  • Evelyn Underhill's Prayer Book

    Between 1924 and 1938, Evelyn Underhill compiled two personal prayer books for use when conducting spiritual retreats at Pleshey (the retreat house for the diocese of Chelmsford). The prayers were carefully selected and include quotes from a variety of theologians and writers in Christian spirituality, as well as her own very rich, metaphorical, and theologically deep prayers. This volume makes these collections available for the first time.

  • The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

    The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a 'mystery'. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives?

    The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience.

    In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God - circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the 'Desert Mothers and Fathers' applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow it's like a dance.

    But God is not a dancer - He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

    PRAISE FOR THE DIVINE DANCE

    Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance. (And was always meant to be.)-Bono, U2

    The Divine Dance invites you into the heart of Christian mysticism: the lavish ever-expanding love of God. Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell show how the triune God is more than a philosophical concept - the Trinity is a joyous celebration of love and life, and we are all called to participate. - Carl McColman, Author, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, CarlMcColman.net

    More and more people are struggling with conventional understandings of God, like the big white guy on a throne with a long beard and a fistful of swords and lightning bolts by which you (or your enemies) might be smitten at any moment if you don't think or act correctly. For many, the concept of Trinity simply triples their God-problems. But in The Divine Dance, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell explore the Trinity as a pathway beyond problematic understandings of God. This beautifully-written book can do far more than change your troubled thoughts about God: it can change your way of thinking about God entirely.-Brian D. McLaren, Activist, speaker, and author, We Make the Road by Walking, brianmclaren.net

  • Some Even Volunteered: The First Wolfhounds Pacify Vietnam

    "I was hooked by the unusual style and, moreso, by the unusual approach to the familiar material . . . Articulate, sensitive, and intelligent . . . an unusually readable and persuasive narrative."

  • Hypnotism: How It Is Done; Its Uses and Dangers (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Hypnotism: How It Is Done; Its Uses and Dangers

    IT is a saying as old as the hills that a little learning is a dangerous thing. While as a physician I am ready to admit the truth of this, I think that there is infinitely more danger to the common weal from the populace being densely ignorant of the phenomena which are daily occurring in their midst.

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  • Evaluating Public Sector Research and Development

    The need for evaluation of public sector research and development activity is critical in today's political environment to assist policymakers with resource allocation. Methodology for evaluating public sector research and development activity is described and illustrated by the author using in-depth case studies drawn from the research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These cases range from newly formed federal laboratory research initiatives to well-established research programs. Managerial and evaluative guidelines are enunciated.

    The United States has supported research and development activity on both the applied and basic research levels for most of its history. The importance of public sector research has often been discussed but its effectiveness has not been adequately reviewed. The need for evaluation of public sector research and development activity is critical in today's political environment to assist policymakers with resource allocation. Methodology for evaluating public sector research and development activity is described and illustrated by the author using in-depth case studies drawn from the research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These cases range from newly formed federal laboratory research initiatives to well-established research programs. Managerial and evaluative guidelines are enunciated.

    This work should be of interest to scholars who deal with economics in general, public policy, science policy, and public administration. In addition, practitioners in public administration and managers of public sector research laboratories on federal and state levels should find the information useful. Those who depend on research and development done with public sector money or who use it to supplement their research programs will also be interested.

  • The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, Through the Centuries and Today

    The book is divided into three parts. Part One provides a thematic analysis and exegetical commentary on all the relevant biblical and cognate literature, including Josephus, Philo and the Mishnah. Part Two investigates the thinking of key Christian theologians on the Holy Spirit, from the Apostolic Fathers to eighteenth century authors such as John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards. Part Three examines more recent writings on the Spirit, from the nineteenth century onwards, including major systematic theologians such as Schleiermacher, Barth and Moltmann, as well as biblical scholars such as James D G Dunn, Gordon Fee and Gerd Theissen. Thiselton concludes the entire study by identifying seven fundamental themes, and calling for greater dialogue between mainstream scholarship and contemporary leaders of the Pentecostal and Renewal movements.

  • Lecons d'Anatomie Comparée, Vol. 2: Contenant Les Organes Du Mouvement Des Animaux Sans Vertébres, Et l'Ostéologie de la Tète (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lecons d'Anatomie Comparee, Vol. 2: Contenant les Organes du Mouvement des Animaux Sans Vertebres, Et l'Osteologie de la Tete

    Il y en a deux raisons principales l'une c'est que des travaux multiplies sur cette partie de l'anatomie comparee ont rendu tout a fait insuffisant l'espace qui lui etait consacre dans la premiere edition; l'autre, c'est que M. Cuvier avait lui - meme refait presque en entier cette partie de ses lecons.

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  • Zionism and the Arabs: An American Jewish Dilemma, 1898-1948

    How have American Zionists maintained the delicate balance between their Americanism and their Zionism? How did they, as Americans, support the principle of democracy and at the same time, as Jews, support the creation of a Jewish homeland despite the pre-1948 Arab majority in Palestine? Looking at America-Holy Land relations during the years prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, Medoff explores this crucial question of American Jewish identity. Using original, previously unpublished archival material, this study presents an engaging account of a dilemma that is still very much an issue in today's political climate.

  • Novelas Ejemplares, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Novelas Ejemplares, Vol. 1

    En fin, pues ya esta ocasion se paso y yo he quedado en blanco y sin figura, sera forzoso valerme por mi pico, que aunque tarta mudo, no lo sera para decir verdades, que dichas por senas suelen ser entendidas. Y asi, te digo otra vez, lector amable, que destas novelas que te ofrezco, en ningun modo podras hacer pepitoria, porque no tienen pies ni cabeza ni entranas, ni cosa que les pa rezca; quiero decir, que los requiebros amorosos que en algunas hallaras, son tan honestos y tan medidos con la razon y discurso cristiano, que no podran mover a mal pensamiento al descuidado o cuidadoso que las leyere.

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  • International Entertainment Law

    Because entertainment is one of America's most vital and important industries, the legal implications of the international aspects of the business are of vital importance. This is the first casebook to deal with international entertainment law, focusing on cross-border transactions and disputes. It tracks the development of most entertainment projects--from the initial acquisition of necessary legal rights, to the ultimate exhibition, performance, or sale of entertainment. International Entertainment Law is an essential resource for those who represent, or hope to represent, individual entertainers or entertainment companies in international litigation, dealmaking, or multinational public policy.

    Weaving together a wide variety of materials--including cases, statutes, treaties, government reports, articles, and original pieces prepared just for this volume--Sobel and Biederman provide indispensable legal information on a broad range of issues. Topics covered include intellectual property, labor relations, taxation, finance, international trade, domestic content requirements, and censorship. Information is drawn from worldwide sources including the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the European Union, the World Trade Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Professors, students, and practitioners of entertainment law will benefit from the wealth of information on the international aspects of this exciting field of legal study and practice.

  • The Gospel in a Pluralist Society

    How does the gospel relate to a pluralist society? What is the Christian message in a society marked by religious pluralism, ethnic diversity and cultural relativism? Should Christians concentrate on evangelism or dialogue? The Gospel in a Pluralist Society addresses these kinds of questions - providing an excellent analysis of contemporary culture and suggests how Christians can more confidently affirm their faith in such a context. While drawing on scholars such as Michael Polanyi, Alasdair MacIntyre, Hendrikus Berkof, Walter Wink and Robert Wuthnow, this heartfelt work by a missionary pastor and preacher is not only suited to an academic readership; it also offers to Christian leaders and lay people many thoughtful, helpful and provocative reflections. When Lesslie Newbigin died in 1998, The Times' obituary writer described him as 'one of the foremost missionary statesmen of his generation', and amongst 'the outstanding figures on the world Christian stage of the second half of the century'. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society has been widely influential and deserves to be reissued as an SPCK Classic.

  • Jesus and the Victory of God

    N.T. Wright offers a penetrating assessment of the major scholarly contributions to the current 'quest' for the historical Jesus, and then sets out in detail his own account of how Jesus himself understood his mission.

  • Les Loisirs Du Chevalier d'Eon, Vol. 1: Sur Divers Sujets Importans d'Administration, &c., Pendant Son Séjour En Angleterre (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Loisirs du Chevalier d'Eon, Vol. 1: Sur Divers Sujets Importans d'Administration, &C., Pendant Son Sejour en Angleterre

    Erud{fia inter pnj}: m 0mam'erimm mier adver/'a refuglflruz L A a R T 1 v s.

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  • Outsmarting the Terrorists

    Given that the war on terror is currently being fought the way crime typically is--after the fact--this country cannot protect its citizens from future terrorist events solely in this way. Instead, measures must be taken to actually stop terrorists before they can attack. Here, the authors argue that government anti-terrorism policy must pay much more attention to reducing opportunities for terrorist attacks by protecting vulnerable targets, controlling the tools and weapons used by terrorists, and removing the conditions of everyday life that make these attacks possible. While some of this work is being done on an ad hoc basis, there are no recognized methods to guide the work, there is limited experience on which to draw, and the government has no trained professionals to oversee the work. In this book, the authors address these deficiencies, and lay out a systematic approach for reducing opportunities for terrorism.

    The current take-them-out mindset may be the main reason why reducing opportunities for terrorism has been so neglected by governments, but another important reason is that the task seems so overwhelmingly difficult. How can we possibly protect every vulnerable target or person? How can we control all the everyday tools that terrorists must use in carrying out their attacks? How can we control their weapons when we cannot even keep guns out the hands of ordinary criminals? In this book, the authors show that these tasks are indeed manageable. They take readers through the methods for preventing terrorism and the policies that will assist in this important work. They show that in order to protect the country from terrorists, security forces must do what the terrorists do: identify vulnerable targets, analyze their specific weaknesses, consider the tools and weapons needed to attack, and assess access to the targets. Once these steps are taken, security agencies can then provide appropriate protection, limit accessibility, anticipate the forces needed to combat a potential attack, and plan carefully for an attack if it does occur. By outsmarting the terrorists security forces undertake the same analysis of vulnerabilities and opportunities that terrorists themselves undertake in planning their operations, and can more effectively defeat them before they strike. This books shows how this approach works and can succeed.

  • Cyberstalking: Harassment in the Internet Age and How to Protect Your Family

    Cyberstalking is an entirely new form of deviant behavior that uses technology to harass others in a variety of ways. In less than a decade, our reliance on the Internet, email, instant messaging, chat rooms, and other communications technologies has made cyberstalking a growing social problem that can affect computer users anywhere in the world. This is the first book devoted entirely to an examination of cyberstalking, providing an overview of the problem, its causes and consequences, and practical advice for protecting yourself and your loved ones.

    New technologies have enriched our lives in countless ways. Yet these technologies can easily be misused to frighten, intimidate, coerce, harass, and victimize unsuspecting users. Cyberstalking is an entirely new form of deviant behavior that uses technology to harass others in a variety of ways. In less than a decade, our reliance on the Internet, email, instant messaging, chat rooms, and other communications technologies has made cyberstalking a growing social problem that can affect computer users anywhere in the world. This is the first book devoted entirely to an examination of cyberstalking, providing an overview of the problem, its causes and consequences, and practical advice for protecting yourself and your loved ones.

    Although cyberstalking usually involves one person pursuing another, this is not always the case. As the behavior has evolved, it has come to include such acts as stock market fraud, identity theft, sexual harassment, data theft, impersonation, consumer fraud, computer monitoring, and attacks by political groups on government services. More disturbingly, pornographers and pedophiles have begun to use cyberstalking as a way of locating new victims. While cyberstalking has become a worldwide problem, most cases originate in the United States, making Americans the most vulnerable group of targets. Bocij carefully delineates the boundaries of cyberstalking, providing real-life examples, guidance for avoiding the pitfalls, and suggestions for what to do if you fall victim.

  • Ashes to Glory

    A series of meditations for Lent, Holy Week and Easter which draws on the liturgy and biblical material of the season. The book begins with the reception of ashes on Ash Wednesday and the recognition that we are dust returning to dust. This is overlaid by the theme of becoming a new creation in Christ, and participating in his resurrection and in the glory to come. We are led to explore our humanity, both sinful and redeemed, and our progress in discipleship, as well as the main facets of the passion.

  • Children and Youth in Limbo: A Search for Connections

    The American family structure is complicated, and only becoming more so as time goes on. Finkelstein attributes this complexity, with its accompanying value confusions and inconsistencies, to the voluntary and involuntary, uprooted, migrant, immigrant, multiethnic and multicultural origins of the country itself. As people of different cultures intermarry, the complexities surrounding communications and expectations increase dramatically with each ensuing generation. These changes, coupled with the pressures of a rapidly changing world, place the American family and, therefore, American children in jeopardy. This unique volume does not just examine the troubles that American families face, or demand that changes be made. Finkelstein approaches family problems from a direct practice perspective and speaks to the implementation of needed services.

    The author designs an array of family-focused programs, emphasizing wellness, strengths, and assets. She calls on communities as well as individual agencies to organize themselves to create services, from the ordinary, such as housing, day care, education and family counseling, to the very special which includes outreach preventive services for families in trouble, family foster care, adoption, and a variety of residential options for youths with severe problems. Finkelstein stresses that these programs must be family-centered, they must be linked to past family connections, and they must build connections into the future. This work will offer students and scholars in social work, child welfare, and public policy a complete overview of the systemic difficulties of the American family as well as compatible and practical programs designed to meet current family needs.

  • Healing the Family Tree

    Dr Kenneth McAll tells how through his medical and religious experiences he has discovered a remarkable new method of healing. Believing that many supposedly 'incurable' patients are the victims of ancestral control, he seeks to liberate them from domination. By drawing up a family tree he is able to identify the ancestor who is causing his patient harm. He then cuts the bond between the ancestor and the patient by celebrating, with a clergyman, a service of Holy Communion in which he delivers the tormented ancestor to God.

  • Atlas Photographique de la Lune, Vol. 3: Publié par l'Observatoire de Paris (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Atlas Photographique de la Lune, Vol. 3: Publie par l'Observatoire de Paris

    Il semble qu'aucune theorie purement geometrique ne rende compte de cette apparence, si l'on ne suppose pas qu'elle tient reellement a l'etat physique de la surface, c'est - a-dire que non seulement les calottes polaires, mais toutes les regions qui forment pour nous le contour apparent de la Lune, sont, dans leur ensemble, de couleur plus claire que les autres parties du disque.

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  • Dictionnaire Des Girouettes, Ou Nos Contemporains Peints d'Après Eux Mèmes: Ouvrage Dans Lequel Sont Rapportés Les Discours, Proclamations, Extraits ... Ont Eu Lieu En France Depuis Vingt-Cinq ANS

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Girouettes, ou Nos Contemporains Peints d'Apres Eux Memes: Ouvrage dans Lequel Sont Rapportes les Discours, Proclamations, Extraits d'Ouvrages Ecrits Sous les Gouvernemens Qui Ont Eu Lieu en France Depuis Vingt-Cinq Ans

    Qu'y ga gnent - ils Des eloges, qu'ils meritent il est vrai a bien des titres. Mais seront-ils jamais comme monsieur un tel, par exemple, qui, avec le talent de se rattacher au gouvernement eleve sur les ruines de celui qui l'a deja comble de faveurs, se trouve avoir quatre ou cinq places au lieu de deux qu'il avait auparavant?

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  • The Sermon Slot: Year 2: Ideas for All-Age Worship

    In "Sermon Slot: Year One", Sharon Swain introduced all-age worship to parishes large and small. This volume provides new material for use throughout the year, but especially tailored to Year 2 of the Church of England's two-year cycle of readings.

  • Les Étoiles, Vol. 1: Essai d'Astronomie Sidérale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Etoiles, Vol. 1: Essai d'Astronomie Siderale

    Sir John Lubbock. L'homme prehistorique etudie d'apres les monuments et les costumes retrouves dans les difierents pays de l'eur0pe, suivi d'une etude sur les moeurs et les coutumes des sauvages modernes, avec 228 gravures, 3e edition. 2 vol. 12 fr.

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  • Médecine Et Médecins (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Medecine Et Medecins

    C'est une conduite bizarre, j'en conviens; elle n'est pourtant pas sans explication. En 4827, j'avais mes seize inscriptions et me preparais a passer mes exa mens (il fallait alors avoir toutes ses inscriptions pour les passer), quand mon pere mourut Cet evenement que, pour me servir du langage du poete latin.

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  • Collection Des Meilleurs Dissertations, Notices Et Traités Particuliers Relatifs a l'Histoire de France, Vol. 6: Composée, En Grande Partie, de Pieces ... Été Publiées Séparément (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Collection des Meilleurs Dissertations, Notices Et Traites Particuliers Relatifs A l'Histoire de France, Vol. 6: Composee, en Grande Partie, de Pieces Rares, ou Qui n'Ont Jamais Ete Publiees Separement

    Du temps de la republique, le nom d'impemtor etait plus en usage que celui de dax, pour signifier la qualite du general; mais depuis que les Cesars se furent attribue la souveraine puissance, le mot d'im peraior leur fut affecte comme le titre distinctif de l'autorite absolue, et celui de daw devint plus ordi naire pour signifier les generaux d'armee et meme les gouverneurs des frontieres qui y avaient quelques troupes sous leur commandement. La qualite de duc fut a peu pres la meme chez les Francais, quand ils furent etablis dans les Gaules. Ce nom se donne par tout, dans notre histoire, a ceux qui commandaient les armees, et ai1x gouverneurs des provinces qui avaient dans leur gouvernement plusieurs villes, dont chacune etait gouvernee par un comte. C'est par cette raison que vvulfrid Strabon, qui vivait du temps de Charles - le-chauve, jcompare les comtes aux eveques.

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  • The Centre Brain: Unleashing Your Persuasive Power

    When facing a red light, what can you say to turn it green?

    Hooking an audience? Sweating in a job interview? The results of what you say aren't coincidence. Whether you persuade, or not, is down to whether you use the right prompts.

    The 'Centre Brain' - the body's action centre - responds to what it hears. And, if the right prompts are used, the brain can be persuaded to act. This book explains why your communication works, or doesn't. Why you prompt action, or don't.

    The result of a 20-year quest to discover what prompts action, this book offers readers a glimpse into the story behind their stories. Combining psychological insight, real-life experience and inspiring application, this book will empower you to really make the most of your message.

  • Dictionnaire Étymologique de Mille Et Une Expressions Propres À l'Idiome Français: Fondé Sur Les Faits Linguistiques Et Des Documents Exclusivement Nationaux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Etymologique de Mille Et une Expressions Propres a l'Idiome Francais: Fonde sur les Faits Linguistiques Et des Documents Exclusivement Nationaux

    Godefro_y. Dictionnaire de l'ancien Francais. Mistral. Dictionnaire Provencal.

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  • Principes de Phonologie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Principes de Phonologie

    De la somme phonologique dont Troubetzkoy avait trace le plan, nous n'avons que la premiere partie, celle ou, apres avoir traite des fondements memes de la phonologie, l'auteur nous indique selon quels principes et quelles regles on doit decrire les langues, envisagees sous l'angle de la phonie. Cet expose est d'une extraordinaire richesse, car Troubetzkoy ne se contente pas de mettre au point une methode. Il en justifie longuement, dans chaque cas, toutes les demarches. Il nous fait profiter, dans chaque chapitre, de sa prodigieuse experience linguistique, acquise soit par examen direct, soit par l'etude de descriptions anterieures ou sa pensee incisive savait admirablement faire le tri entre les faits linguistique ment valables et le reste.

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  • The Evolution of the West

    What has Christianity ever done for us?

    A lot more than you might think, as Nick Spencer reveals in this fresh exploration of our cultural origins.

    Looking at the big ideas that characterise the West, such as human dignity, the rule of law, human rights, science - and even, paradoxically, atheism and secularism - he traces the varied ways in which many of our present values grew up and flourished in distinctively Christian soil.

    Always alert to the tensions and the mess of history, and careful not to overstate the Christian role in shaping our present values, Spencer shows how a better awareness of what we owe to Christianity can help us as we face new cultural challenges.

  • Being Christian

    Equality, Jenny Baker suggests, is intrinsically related to the desire to see people flourish. Jesus was not averse to challenging cultural stereotypes in his encounters with others. His model of liberating relationships can be a great encouragement to us, as we seek to find the generosity of spirit we need to enable those we love to thrive and, ultimately, to reflect more fully the image of God.

  • Cambodia, Pol Pot, and the United States: The Faustian Pact

    This provocative analysis of U.S. relations with Cambodia from the 1950s to the present illuminates foreign policy issues that remain especially pertinent in the aftermath of the Cold War, as we attempt to formulate new approaches to a changed but still threatening international situation. Based on interviews with more than 100 diplomats, journalists, and scholars who have been involved with the Cambodian peace process, Michael Haas' book brings to light new information on a complex chain of events and casts doubt on official accounts of U.S. policies toward Cambodia.

    Haas sorts through the tangle of misinformation, anti-communist hysteria, secret operations, and other policy miscalculations that he contends were instrumental in defeating the unaligned government of Prince Sihanouk and setting the stage for the Khmer Rouge takeover and massive slaughter in Cambodia. He examines the strategic assumptions underlying U.S. efforts to sustain the Khmer Rouge after its defeat by Vietnam in 1979, and the unraveling of that policy when the unilateral withdrawal of Vietnamese troops eliminated any reasonable justification for it. Haas attributes U.S. failures in Cambodia to a combination of the idealistic desire to remake the world in a democratic image, a belief in U.S. omnipotence, and the realpolitik tradition of using power to advance U.S. commercial and security interests whenever they seem to be threatened. Through the method of options analysis, Haas proposes a model of international relations based on self-determination and democratic principles. Urging reflection on the lessons of Cambodia as policies are developed for the 1990s, this book will be important reading for diplomats, policymakers, journalists, and academics with an interest in foreign policy analysis and conflict resolution, communism, and Southeast Asia.

  • Eating in Italy

    A traveller's culinary sourcebook for the 11 regions that make up the northern half of Italy. From the finest restaurants in Florence and the best chocolate, to the chic kitchenware shops in Milan and the outdoor markets in towns not on any tourist map.

  • The Sacred Art of Joking

    'Having worked for many years at the coalface of comedy, sorting the dross from the combustible, James Cary is uniquely qualified to write this book.' Milton Jones, comedian and panellist on BBC2's Mock the Week

    Every few weeks a politician, pundit or soap star causes a media storm by making a gaffe or tweeting a joke that some people do not find funny. Comedy is very hard to get right and yet we think it's important to have a sense of humour and not take yourself too seriously. On the other hand, a sense of humour failure can lead to losing your friends, your twitter account, your job, your career and, in some cases, your life.

    James Cary knows about this. He is a sitcom writer who's written jokes about bomb disposal in Afghanistan (Bluestone 42), defended comments about Islam by Ben Elton on Newsnight, been on a panel with radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, sits on the General Synod of the Church of England and somehow managed to co-write episodes of Miranda. An odd mix, but one that makes him very readable. This entertaining, breezy book, explains how comedy works (with jokes and quotes) and gives much-needed insights into the controversy surrounding humour.

    'An elegant treatise on how [the church] could lighten up its iamge'. - The Times

  • Histoire Naturelle Des Coléoptères de France, 1856, Vol. 9: Pectinipèdes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire Naturelle des Coleopteres de France, 1856, Vol. 9: Pectinipedes

    Ce savant au reste, ainsi que l'ombre amie de Solier, ne verront, nous l'esperons, aucun motif de blame dans ces observations. Elles sont moins ecrites dans l'esprit de critiquer leurs travaux que pour indiquer combien sont en general difficiles a tracer d'une maniere na turelle et d'apres des caracteres constants, les genres de cette Tribu.

    Peut - etre n'aurons - nous pas ete nous - meme plus heureux dans les divisions que nous proposons, et dans les coupes nouvelles que nous avons ete force d'etablir.

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  • Le Système Du Monde, Vol. 3: Histoire Des Doctrines Cosmologiques de Platon À Copernic; l'Astronomie Latine Au Moyen Age (Suite) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Systeme du Monde, Vol. 3: Histoire des Doctrines Cosmologiques de Platon a Copernic; L'Astronomie Latine au Moyen Age (Suite)

    Cette inondation quotidienne, en effet, se produit toujours deux fois par jour de vingt - quatre heures; en outre, elle change, de semaine en semaine, par l'alternative de la morte-eau (leda) et de la vive - eau (malina). La morte - eau (leda) a six heures de flot et meme duree de jusant; au contraire, une forte vive - eau (malina) bouillonne pendant cinq heures et, pendant sept heures, decouvre le rivage.

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  • Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, 1842, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, 1842, Vol. 1

    The character and design of the Masonic Institution have seldom been more distinctly and accurately set forth, than in the above concise para graph from the pen of him who was, and will continue through all coming time to be, the first in the hearts of his countrymen. Few men have understood the nature and tendencies of Freemasonry better; and fewer still have loved it with a more enduring constancy. Washington associa ted himself with it, while yet a youth and withdrew only when summon ed to take his seat in the Grand Lodge whose convocation 'is eternal.

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  • Islam in the Middle Ages: The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization

    In the Middle Ages, a varied and vibrant Islamic culture flourished in all its aspects, from religious institutions to legal and scientific endeavors. Lassner, Reisman, and Bonner detail how all three montheist traditions are linked to the same sacred history. They trace the most current scholarship on the Arabian background to Islam, the prophet's early religious message and its appeal. They the Qur'an and how it would have been understood by the earliest generations of Muslims. How much does historical memory come into play in current depictions of this early era? Beyond religious institutions, Muslim scholars and scientists were vital to both the transmission of knowledge from the Greek civilization and to the uninterrupted progress of science. The authors explore the role that non-Muslim minorities played within this culture and they detail the splits within the Muslim world that continue to this day.

  • The Lost Battalion: Controversy and Casualties in the Battle of Hue

    In 1968 in South Vietnam, a U.S. infantry battalion was ordered to charge a fortified North Vietnamese Army force 200 yards away over an open field with no artillery or air support. The defenders had every advantage. The Americans started moving across the field just before noon, every man a target. By the time they reached the tree line at the other side of the open field, nearly one half of the 400-man battalion was a casualty. Nine long, agonizing hours afterwards, U.S. artillery units began support fire, although the units remained desperately short of ammunition. The entrapped men saw their fate: death or captivity. Help from headquarters was neither offered or available.

    The following night the battalion commander decided to make a run for it. It was a gamble with high stakes. But the battalion did make it through enemy lines to a mountaintop where the NVA could not follow. When the Lost Battalion finally escaped encirclement, after nine hours with no artillery or air support, and 30 hours of fighting against an enemy that outnumbered them three to one, the tragic episode disappeared from official memory and relevant U.S. Army records--as if nothing had happened. Krohn tells the whole story--and it tells it with the words of those present. That some of the testimony comes from those responsible is remarkable.

  • University Presidents As Moral Leaders

    How university presidents lead is an extremely important topic, for both the welfare of universities and for society and for society as a whole. This book is based on papers presented at Wake Forest University, where three forums co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership were held to address the questions of leadership in American universities. This book is structured around nine of the papers that were presented. Each paper was authored by a university president; each discusses a specific issue that the president faced during his or her tenure; each concludes with lessons learned. Three other presidents were asked to reflect on the essays based on their own experiences. In the fall of 2003, the Center for Creative Leadership at Wake Forest University hosted three synopsia where leaders of 36 US universities and colleges reflected and debated about their roles and responsibilities. The 29 essays, many of them responses to others, explore such issues as leadership in time of crisis, the University of Michigan's affirmative action case, promoting high achievement among minority students, leadership and teaching, and the unique character of academe. For those in positions of academic leadership, University Presidents as Moral Leaders is an engaging and thought-provoking read about the role of university presidents. Leaders facing a crisis will find the reflections of these presidents useful. The value of the book is its candid discussion of presidential leadership from a first person point of view. The outstanding contributors to this book share their experiences about the kind of leadership situations senior administrators face and the moral decisions they are called upon to make. Among them are: Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan; Molly Corbet Broad, President, University of North Carolina System; William Kirwan, Chancellor, University of Maryland System; Edward S. Malloy, President, University of Notre Dame; Steve Sample, President, University of Southern California; Graha

  • The Magic of Prayer: An Introduction to the Psychology of Faith

    This comprehensive, psychological, and naturalistic analysis of prayer offers an alternative to William James's model of prayer, represented in his work The Varieties of Religious Experience, which links supplication to the divine or supernatural realm. Through his examination of prayer, and its connection to faith, Faber also analyzes religious faith psychologically and anthropologically, concluding that subjective prayer is finally an instance of homeopathic magical conduct. It ritualistically conjures up, according to the author, a version of the first, primal, biological situation, in which the dependent little one cries out to a parental big one for physical and emotional nourishment. Eventually, religion...and its expression of faith through prayer, provides us with a magical protective presence that is natural in its return to the primal, rather than supernatural, as James argues, in its presence and existence.

    The very instructional details of individual prayer, Faber argues, are unconsciously designed to recreate the magical alliance through which our existence on the planet commences and goes forward. Over and over again, dozens of times each day, thousands of times each year, the little one asks and the big one sees to it that the little one receives. Such asking and receiving is the central feature of a child's existence. As we internalize this reality and seek to re-create it in our adult lives, religious conviction and faith--as it comes through prayer--helps us to achieve a sense of security and a psychic return to the parental alliance. Faber's compelling arguments will challenge readers to consider prayer and faith as a magical circle of religious belief and to examine afresh the underlying nature of supplication.

  • An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming

    This text is a one-stop resource on modern dream psychology, from the pioneering theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to the revolutionary findings of the sleep laboratory.

    An introduction to the 20th century's major psychological theories about dreams and dreaming, this work offers a detailed historical overview of how these theories have developed from 1900 to the present. To help readers understand the many different approaches modern psychologists have taken, the book examines each approach in terms of three basic questions: How are dreams formed? What functions do dreams serve? How can dreams be interpreted?

    The book begins with a brief historical review of the most important ideas about dreams proposed in Western antiquity. It then presents comprehensive descriptions of the dream theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and other clinical psychologists. It further discusses the revolutionary discoveries of the modern sleep laboratory and the most important research findings of experimental psychologists. The book concludes with an examination of dreams in contemporary popular psychology, a multifaceted analysis of a sample dream, and an extensive bibliography on dream research.

  • Factum Pour Messire Antoine Furetière, Abbé de Chalivoy, Contre Quelques-Uns de l'Académie Française (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Factum pour Messire Antoine Furetiere, Abbe de Chalivoy, Contre Quelques-Uns de l'Academie Francaise

    LE lib. AU que weem l'aaae' Furetie're eu tombera d'ac cord eu le l7fiuzt. 'du rejz'e ou uefeut feluflier de louer E'afwz defl'elu E5 la.

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  • An Introduction to the Study of Animal Magnetism (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from An Introduction to the Study of Animal Magnetism

    Si donc la science que je professe s'etablit en Angleterre vingt annees plus t6t qu'elle ne l'eut fait peut-etre, si le bien qui doit en resulter pour l'humanite a deja commence, une partie du tribut de reconnaissance vous appartient sans doute; et en vous dediant cet ouvrage, j'ai voulu que ce fait ne fut pas ignore.
    Veuillez, Monsieur le Comte, recevoir l'assurance de mon profond respect.

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  • Church Pocket Book and Diary 2019: Green Feathers

    The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers. Also includes: Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for Advent 2017 to Advent 2018, with Sunday names for Common Worship and BCP schemes Information on every Anglican Diocese in the UK and the Republic of Ireland Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organisations, including all mainstream denominations

  • Parish Survival Guide: How To Survive When Things Go Wrong

    This book is about parish ministry and how to survive it. 'Survival' means to make it through the storm and outlast ones opponents! This is a practical handbook based on the premise that with preparation and careful foundation work, the problems facing the life of the ordinary clergy can be prevented. Looking at themes of crisis management, models of leadership, resource-management and then at the risks taken in carrying out the God-given calling and providing concrete examples of difficult situations, Dudley and Rounding also give wise and heartening advice on limiting the damage if things do slip out of control.

  • Between the Lines: Banditti of the American Revolution

    The Revolutionary War was not a polite conflict between orderly troops and gentlemanly officers. Civilians on the home front suffered considerably. This account depicts the ugly side of the War for Independence, where roving bands of robbers, known as banditti, plagued the countryside in areas not fully under the control of either army.

    Regardless of their political sympathies, American civilians lived in terror of these well-armed gangs of looters, who frequently engaged in torture, arson, and murder. The players in this sordid tale, chiefly motivated by greed, chose their victims indiscriminately and then returned to sanctuary. Many civilians fled their homes, leaving large sections of New York, Georgia, and the Carolinas as no-man's-land, where near anarchy and the complete disruption of civilian justice only abetted the success of the marauders.

    Ward details the activities of the most prominent banditti and looks at the horrors and devastation of their actions. His account challenges readers to look beyond the set-piece battles and even past the guerrilla activities, to examine what life was like for those caught between the lines.

  • Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England

    Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England is a human story of medicine in 19th-century England. It's a story of how a diverse and competitive assortment of apothecary apprentices, surgeons who learned their trade by doing, and physicians schooled in ancient Greek medicine but lacking in any actual experience with patients, was gradually formed into a medical profession with uniform standards of education and qualification. It's a story of how medical men struggled with "new" diseases such as cholera and "old" ones known for centuries, such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and smallpox, largely in the absence of effective drugs or treatments, and so were often reduced to standing helplessly by as their patients died. It's a story of how surgeons, empowered first by anesthesia and later by antiseptic technique, vastly expanded the field of surgery--sometimes with major benefits for patients, but sometimes with disastrous results.

    Above all, it's a story of how gender and class ideology dominated both practitioners and patients. Women were stridently excluded from medical education and practice of any kind until the end of the century, but were hailed into the new field of nursing, which was felt to be "natural" to the gentler sex. Only the poor were admitted to hospitals until the last decades of the century, and while they often received compassionate care, they were also treated as "cases" of disease and experimented upon with freedom. Yet because medical knowledge was growing by leaps and bounds, Victorians were fascinated with this new field and wrote novels, poetry, essays, letters, and diaries, which illuminate their experience of health and disease for us. Newly developed techniques of photography, as well as improved print illustrations, help us to picture this fascinating world. This vivid history of Victorian medicine is enriched with many literary examples and visual images drawn from the period.

  • Le Moyen Äge Et La Renaissance, Vol. 5: Histoire Et Description Des Moeurs Et Usages, Du Commerce Et de l'Industrie, Des Sciences, Des Arts, Des ... Et Des Beaux-Arts En Europe (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Moyen Age Et la Renaissance, Vol. 5: Histoire Et Description des Moeurs Et Usages, du Commerce Et de l'Industrie, des Sciences, des Arts, des Litteratures Et des Beaux-Arts en Europe

    On ajouta, dit M. De Caumont, a quelques basiliques et a quelques eglises une cour carree, entouree de portiques, dans laquelle les catechumenes se retiraient pen dant la celebration des ceremonies auxquelles il ne leur etait pas encore permis d'as sister il y avait, au milieu de cette cour, un reservoir, ordinairement octogone et entoure parfois de colonnes soutenant un toit de meme forme. Les neophytes y rece vaient le bapteme Ce lieu d'attente et d'espoir est devenu le type du cloitre chre tien, mais il a change de destination. Les moines n'y terminaient point leur noviciat religieux le preau abritait la depouille des morts; les survivants erraient dans l'ombre des avenues, en meditant les lecons de la tombe, que semblaient leur apporter le murmure des hautes herbes, les plaintes du vent sous les arceaux et le bruit lointain des cantiques. Le porche a la meme origine.

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  • Cyclopædia of Costume, Vol. 1 of 2: Or Dictionary of Dress (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cyclopaedia of Costume, Vol. 1 of 2: Or Dictionary of Dress

    A cap worn during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and commencement of the sixteenth century by royal and noble personages.

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  • The Sword of Damocles: U.S. Financial Hegemony in Columbia and Chile, 1950-1970

    Focusing on Chile and Colombia during the 1950s and 1960s, Kofas examines the impact of IMF, World Bank, and U.S. foreign policy on the economies and social and political institutions of Latin America. Far from fostering democracy and social justice, foreign loans and aid were major impediments to these ideals. Symptomatic of systematic underdevelopment, cyclical Third World foreign borrowing and debt crises have been responsible for maintaining the debtor nations integrated into the global market economy, perpetuating their dependency, and maintaining low living standards. Comparing Colombia and Chile, the book examines the complex factors of domestic and international forces that account for structural underdevelopment in the Third World.

    A study on the historical antecedents of globalism and its impact on the Third World, this book analyzes the interplay between IMF, World Bank, and U.S. foreign policy in shaping the economies of the Third World through loans that are the catalyst to global integration. Through its in-depth look at a complex topic, this book will prove provocative and valuable reading to students of globalization, inter-American relations, international finance, Latin American History, and U.S. diplomatic history.

  • The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.s. and Canada

    With about 70,000 domestic and international adoptions each year in the United States and Canada, adoption remains a major means of building families in both countries. Its continued success can be inferred not only from the yearly statistics, but from a report issued in 2003 by the U.S. Census Bureau. To the surprise of many, the report announced the existence of 1.6 million adopted children in the U.S. under the age of eighteen. Written by a former social worker who has placed hundreds of children in foster and adoptive homes and a clinical psychologist who has counseled adopted children and parents, this book offers a comprehensive look at the adoption process by merging the best of social work with the best of psychology.

    Adoption can be a frustrating and intimidating undertaking for the unprepared. This guide provides prospective adoptive parents with the insider information that they need to navigate the process-and it provides students with the sort of expert opinion that they need to grasp the academic theory they receive in the classroom.

  • A History of Monroe County, West Virginia (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from A History of Monroe County, West Virginia

    His contact with the county and its people has been such as to render the preparation of this work a pleasure and not a task.

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  • Cours d'Architecture, Ou Traité de la Décoration, Distribution Et Construction Des Bâtiments, Vol. 4: Contenant Les Leçons Données En 1750, Et Les Années Suivantes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cours d'Architecture, ou Traite de la Decoration, Distribution Et Construction des Batiments, Vol. 4: Contenant les Lecons Donnees en 1750, Et les Annees Suivantes

    Nous avons enfin termine cet Avant Propos par indiquer notre Ecole pour l'e tude de notre Art non a l'exdufion de toute autre; mais comme celle ou, ayant. Reuni, depuis trente annees, planeurs Pro fefieurs habiles, dont les fucces ont plus d'une fois furpaffe notre attente, les jeu nes Artilies confies a nos foins peuvent fai re des progres affez rapides. Nous n'aurions pas fans doute pris le parti de publier l'ordre des Lecons qui s'y donnent, fi no tre defintereftement eut ete moins connu, fi un certain nombre d'annees ne nous eut perfuade que l'experience nous deve noit, pour ainfi - dire, un sur garant que le Public regardera nos eii'orts, meme a l'age ou nous fommes comme un tribut de la reconrroiffance que nous devons au plus grand nombre de nos vrais Citoyens.

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  • Foreign Exchange Black Markets in Latin America

    Foreign exchange black markets in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica and Peru were studied during the period 1990-93. This group of case studies presents a broad view of the phenomenon in Latin America at the beginning of the 1990s. This is not a traditional economic analysis of foreign exchange markets, for many reasons. Most importantly, since black markets are illegal by definition, they are not recorded in offical statistics and the participants are not easily identified. Nevertheless, these markets are often widely used and well known to people living in the Latin American countries, so it is possible to paint a reasonably accurate picture of them.

    The work is based largely on interviews with black market participants in each country. This primary means of collecting information was desirable because of the general lack of published sources of data or other records; though published information was also used when available. The book discusses foreign exchange black markets from a variety of perspectives, looking at who participates in them, how they function, and what impacts they have on local economies.

  • La Descendance de l'Homme Et La Sélection Sexuelle (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Descendance de l'Homme Et la Selection Sexuelle

    Depuis la publication de la premiere edition de cet ouvrage en 1871, j'ai pu y faire des corrections importantes. Apres l'epreuve du feu, par laquelle ce livre a passe, je me suis applique a profiter des critiques qui me semblaient avoir quelque fondement. Un grand nombre decorrespondants m'ont egalement communique une foule si etonnante d'ob servations et de faits nouveaux, queje ne pouvais ou signaler que les plus importants. La liste de ces nouvelles observa tions et des corrections les plus importantes qui sont entrees dans la presente edition se trouve ci - apres. De nouveaux dessins faits d'apres nature par M. T. W. Wood ont egale ment remplace quatre figures de la premiere edition et quel ques nouvelles gravures y ont ete ajoutees.

    J'appelle l'attention du lecteur sur les observations qui m'ont ete communiquees par M. Le professeur Huxley. Ces observations se trouvent en Supplement a la fin de la 1 par tie (page et traitent des dzfle'rences du cerveau de l'homme, _compare' aux cerveaue des singes superieurs. Ces observations ont d'autant plus d'a-propos que depuis quel ques annees diverses publications populaires ont grandement exagere l'importance de cette question.

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  • How to Clean Just About Everything: Ingenious Secrets for a Fresh and Sparkling Home

    This indispensable guide holds the key to getting your entire house looking spick and span, and every object that you own looking almost as good as new. And don't worry about how time-consuming that all sounds, using the efficient and reliable routines of cleaning experts from all arenas, you will be amazed at what you can achieve in next to no time. This practical handbook is packed with practical hints, shortcuts and the latest information on cleaning, making it the most complete cleaning guide ever. With more than 2000 tried and tested cleaning tips, "How to Clean Just About Everything" will save you time and effort no matter what you are cleaning. It is a quick reference guide to cleaning emergencies including when the baby is sick on the sofa, a guest drops a glass of wine and 30 other situations requiring swift action. Plus a complete guide to laundry and a mini-encyclopaedia of cleaning tools, telling you everything you need to know about buying and using more than 45 types of cleaning implements and products.

  • Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life

    This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the Christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; life in the Spirit. Written by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ. Highly accessible, for people of all ages and backgrounds. Designed for use by individuals or groups, with questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter. An ideal gift for anyone near the start of their spiritual journey or wanting to be refreshed and reinvigorated in the Christian life. ore nearly the way of Jesus Christ.

  • All Desires Known

    A classic updated All Desires Known is a classic; it consists of prayers and liturgies and includes a whole set of collects for the ASB lectionary. The formal prayers are written in various traditional forms - some can be linked to specific festival use and others are adaptable to a range of settings. It also includes a section of psalms and poems. A new edition is needed because; The ASB lectionary has been replaced by the CWL; Janet has written 32 pages of new material since the book was last published

  • Maximizing Your Health Insurance Benefits: A Consumer's Guide to New and Traditional Plans

    A comprehensive guide designed to help consumers understand the American health insurance system so that they can obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Epstein explains the ins and outs of both new and traditional health insurance plans, including traditional individual and group policies, HMOs and other types of managed care plans, self-funded plans, Medicare, Medicare HMOs, Medigap, long-term care, COBRA, CHAMPUS, and Medical Savings Accounts.

    Written by a nationally syndicated columnist, this useful volume also deals with special health insurance issues related to children, adults with special needs, and individuals who may need long-term care. In addition, Epstein provides valuable information for individuals who are in the process of changing jobs or making changes in their marital or family status, choosing a health insurance plan, or arranging long-term care--including placement in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility--for an aging parent. The book has a practical focus with a variety of tables and worksheets to help consumers establish a system for preventing health insurance problems, and for dealing with any health insurance problems that may arise. It also contains answers to common questions about health insurance, and provides a list of organizations that offer detailed information and advice in regard to specific health insurance problems.

  • Living the Gospel Stories Today: Reissue

    In this exhilarating book, John Pritchard reclaims the narrative power of the gospels by retelling well-known stories in vivid, imaginative language, and showing us how our own stories fit into the Christian story and can be transformed by it. He takes key narratives like the visit of Mary to Elizabeth, the parable of the rich fool, and the Last Supper, and helps us to be part of them. We are given the opportunity to see the people involved more clearly, not least of all Jesus himself - and so to consider whether we might live our own lives a little differently.

  • Memories of Britain Past: The Illustrated Story of How We Lived, Worked and Played

    Do you recall when every seaside town had a Punch and Judy show, when city gents all wore bowler hats and when your local high street boasted a butcher, baker and grocer, but not a supermarket in sight? Acclaimed historian Juliet Gardiner, provides an authoritative account of life from the 1930s to the 70s through the eyes of people from all walks of life. With expert insight, personal memories and hundreds of candid photographs, this superbly well-written book captures the unique spirit and engaging stories of this fascinating era

  • Les Statues Funéraires Dans l'Art Grec (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Statues Funeraires dans l'Art Grec

    L'objet de ce lrtuatil a ete surtout de definir et de classer des types, de constituer des series ou monumentspourrontprendre place, a mesure que se multiplie/ont les decouvertes. Il ne m'a donc pas paru necessaire d 'entrer dans de longues descrip tions, nid'appli1pzer des oeuvres relevant le plus souvent de la sculpture industrielle la critique minutieuse qui s'impose pour l'etude des oeuvres de maitrise. Pourtant, a certains egards, cette etude touche de tres pres a l'histoire de t 'arl Ces statues tom bales eccecutees par des sculpteurs anonymes, qui furent de simples marbriers, s'eclairent toujours d'un reflet du grand style. Il en est d'ailleurs qui nous conservent des types crees pour d'autres destinations, et se pretant, grace a leur caractere inde termine ou tres general, a l 'emploi qu 'en. Ont fait les decorateurs de tomlwaue. Nous savons d'autre part que les maitres de premier rang ont eoeerce leur activite dans ce genre de production, et fourni ainsi les modeles dont l'influence s'est/hit sentir jusque dans les plus humbles ateliers. En etudiant la statuaire des lombenu.r. On peut sz.zim*e toutes les evolutions de l'art, et c'est connue au chapitre special de l'histoire de la sculpture grecque quej'ai ete tunene ecrire.

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  • Dictionnaire de Musique, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Musique, Vol. 2

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  • The Voice of the Other: Language as Illusion in the Formation of the Self

    This work introduces the concept of the Voice of the Other and the intersubjective world it creates for humans. The unconscious processes of speech and language are deeply identified with the ego. In the movement from nature to civilization, the newborn is mastered by language and becomes part of the social world of his parents. The child's thought is now structured by parental language and speech as well as by memories stored in the unconscious. What is real for the individual is composed only of the images and words that define them. Even family and school relationships are structured in language and the social formations that language created in the past. The imaginary and symbolic functions of the mind form ideologies that bind people together and help them to make sense of their world. In schools this leads to submissive students and constant teacher-student conflict.

    The author uses the works of Freud, Lacan, and Marx to situate schooling in capitalist society. He employs psychoanalytic, linguistic, and anthropological perspectives in an attempt to discover how we think and communicate with one another using unconscious processes.

  • In Defense of Garbage

    This other side of the story is the first to show how waste products contribute positively to the economy, and to place garbage in perspective when considering the total use of America's resources. Alexander comes to this subject with 40 years of experience in making and recycling disposable products and in studying litter and municipal waste issues. He sees the garbage crisis as a political, not a physical, problem and introduces a non-cash national solution. He deals with popular misconceptions about the quantity and growth of garbage, resource consumption, forest productivity, packaging, disposal taxes, landfills, incineration and recycling. Written for open-minded lay readers, policymakers, professionals, and serious-minded students, this is an important contribution to the study of our current environmental situation.

    Alexander proposes that the problem does not necessarily lie with the quantity of our resources, population growth, affluence, or with space or pollution, but rather with politics, fear, and misinformation. Alexander offers a survey of the history of garbage, considers the quantity and contents of the waste, and provides us with ways to save our nonrenewable resources. Especially compelling is the discussion of the characteristics and products of our throwaway society. Also covered is the role of packaging, measures for source reduction, the promise and problems of recycling different types of material, biodegradation, compost and litter, and the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste. In Defense of Garbage is about the politics of garbage. Reading this eye-opening book is a sure way to become part of the solution to one of the most hotly-debated problems in the world today.

  • Co-Creating a Public Philosophy for Future Generations

    When making decisions, governments can and should strive consciously to balance the demands of the present with the needs of future generations. Various advocates for greater governmental foresight have created new processes or institutions within existing systems of democratic government. These include long-range planning departments, futures commissions, requirements for future-impact statements on proposed legislation, environmental protection agencies, and offices of technology assessment. But, as the contributors to this volume demonstrate, much more remains to be done.

    Some of the provocative questions posed by this book include: What is a public philosophy oriented to the needs of future generations necessary, and why is it necessary? What are the major examples of actual experiments in future-oriented governance? What were their successes and failures, and the reasons for each? And finally, what are the obstacles to future-oriented governance, and how might they be overcome? The authors of the essays in this volume suggest answers based on their extensive experience in working with governments, trying to help them incorporate techniques of foresight into their institutions and practices.

  • Historia, Geografía y Estadística del Estado de Tamaulipas (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Historia, Geografia y Estadistica del Estado de Tamaulipas

    Tal es la pintura que nos hace de las costumbres de aquellos habitan tes el escritor Santa Maria, en su Relacion Historica de la colonia del Nuevo Santander que publico por 1760.

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  • Art Crime

    This is the only book by a criminologist to look at the full range of crime involving works of art: forgery, fraud, theft, smuggling, and vandalism. It is up to date, drawing on much material from the boom years of the art market in the 1980s and continuing up through the 1990s, and assimilating information from a variety of sources: art magazines, newspaper accounts, and the relatively small amount of scholarship on art crime by art historians and criminologists. In addition to considering the motives of thieves, the book looks at the way art theft is socially organized: the types of thefts that are committed, the ways thieves locate art to steal and how they gain access to it, their use of insiders and fronts, and the way they launder stolen art. The relationship between art theft and organized crime, especially drug traffickers, is investigated. After looking at explanations of art vandalism and the way vandals explain their behavior, the book concludes with a consideration of policies to curb art crime. The entire book is written in a highly entertaining way, packed with case studies of numerous crimes and stories of smuggling, grave-robbing, and skullduggery, that will appeal to a general audience as well as professionals and academics in criminology, sociology, and art history.

  • Traité de Médecine Légale, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Medecine Legale, Vol. 3

    Baie ovale, ayant la forme d'une olive, peu charnue, coriace, grosse comme la moitie du pouce, d'une couleur d'abord verte, qui devient jaune en murissant; elle est uniloculaire, herissee de piquans mous, s'ouvre avec elasticite et lance les semences au loin celles - ci sont ovales, anguleuses, comprimees, munies d'une arille et nagent dans une pulpe aqueuse.

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  • Glossaire Du Droit François, Vol. 2: Contenant l'Explication Des Mots Difficiles Qui Se Trouvent Dans Les Ordonnances de Nos Roys, Dans Les Coustumes ... Donné Cy-Devant Au Public Sous Le Nom d'Ind

    Excerpt from Glossaire du Droit Francois, Vol. 2: Contenant l'Explication des Mots Difficiles Qui Se Trouvent dans les Ordonnances de Nos Roys, dans les Coustumes du Royaume, dans les Anciens Arrests Et les Anciens Titres; Donne Cy-Devant au Public Sous le Nom d'Indice des Droits Royaux Et Seigneuriaux

    Recueil de plufieurs notables Arrefls du Parlement de Paris nouvelle (a der niere Edition augmentee des plus belles Decifions des plus notables Arrefls rendus tant au Parlement de Paris, qu'aux autres Cours Souverai nes du Royaume &c. In folio deux volumes.

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  • The Spectator: A World War II Bomber Pilot's Journal of the Artist As Warrior

    From Greenwich Village to Guadalcanal in just over a year, David Zellmer would find piloting a B-24 bomber in the South Pacific a far cry from his life as a fledgling member of the Martha Graham Dance Company. He soon discovered the unimagined thrills of first flights and the astonishment of learning that an aerial spin was merely a vertical pirouette which one spotted on a barn thousands of feet below, instead of on a doorknob in Martha's studio. Reconstructed from letters home, this captivating account traces Zellmer's journey from New York to the islands of the South Pacific as the 13th Air Force battled to push back the Japanese invaders in 1943 and 1944.

    Spurred to action by encouraging letters from Martha Graham, who urges him to document his participation in the great tragic play of the Second World War, Zellmer struggles to come to terms with the fears and joys of flying, of killing and being killed. Each stage of the battle takes him farther and farther from those he loves, until the soft night breezes and moon-splashed surf no longer work their magic. From bombing runs against Truk, the infamous headquarters of the Japanese Fleet, to much savored slivers of civilization in Auckland and Sydney, the young pilot bemoans a gnawing concern at a loss of sensation, the prospect of life--not as a performer, but as a spectator. With distant memories of life on the stage, he finds that only the threat of death can bring the same intensity of feeling.

  • Traité de Géométrie Théorique Et Pratique, a l'Usage Des Artistes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Geometrie Theorique Et Pratique, A l'Usage des Artistes

    Pourront s'exercer les imiter a la Pour rendre cette nouvelle edition plus di gne encore de l'accueil favorable que le.

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  • Celebrate the Christian Story - An Introduction to the New Lectionary and Calendar

    An introduction to the Lectionary, Calendar and set of Collects used by the Church of England from Advent 1997, and designed to replace those in the ASB Alternative Service Book. Michael Perham piloted the new Calendar, Lectionary and Collects through the General Synod.

  • Dictionnaire Géographique de l'Arrondissement de Saint-Omer Avant 1789: Comprenant Les Noms de Lieux, Villes, Bourgs, Hameaux, Châteaux, Censes, ... Maisons de Templiers, Chapelles, Hôpitaux O

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Geographique de l'Arrondissement de Saint-Omer Avant 1789: Comprenant les Noms de Lieux, Villes, Bourgs, Hameaux, Chateaux, Censes, Fermes, Moulins, Ecarts, Monasteres, Prieures, Commanderies, Maisons de Templiers, Chapelles, Hopitaux ou Maladreries, Siefs ou Seigneuries

    Scere'lain-genenl de la Societe lmp'riale des Antiquaires de la lorieie.

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  • Bosnia and the New Collective Security

    What is the role of peace support operations in managing non-traditional crises? This is the central focus of Sloan's analysis of peacekeeping and the changing nature of the international community's involvement in Bosnia following the outbreak of civil war in 1992. The key players in this drama are three institutions--the European Union, NATO, and the United Nations--and five major powers, including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Sloan examines their actions and undertakings through the prism of several perspectives, including the peacekeeping, peacemaking, peace enforcement, and peace building dimensions.

    This study advances current thinking on peacekeeping and related operations by distinguishing key characteristics of the forms of operation and indicating how they best relate to one another. It also challenges the notion that the international response to conflict in Bosnia was haphazard or confused, suggesting instead that the international community's actions can be readily understood as a reflection of the evolution of great power interests. The overall effect is to shed light on two timely, complex, and interrelated subjects. The reader comes away with a clear understanding of what went wrong (and right) and why in Bosnia, and what lessons the experience holds for the future. This is must reading for military and peacekeeping planners and for scholars and researchers in the fields of strategic studies, international security, and international relations.

  • The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edison (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edison

    Automatic and chemical telegraphy. Statistics OF speed. Discovery and applications OF electro-motograph and carbon button. The carbon transmitter.

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  • Redefining Security: Population Movements and National Security

    International migration has become a major domestic political issue in many countries and a major topic of international debate. Thus far, most of the attention has centered on the plight of refugees or on ways to curb the flow of illegal immigrants. As more and more migrants cross interstate boundaries, however, governments are realizing that immigration and asylum problems cannot be separated from broader socio-economic and political issues; nor can they be resolved by countries acting unilaterally. Even with this understanding, attempts to develop multilateral strategies to ease international tensions arising from uncontrolled migration will be complicated by economic disparities, regional political tensions, and mounting population and ecological pressures.

    Internal migration, particularly in terms of forced resettlement and urbanization, also gives rise to a myriad of problems relating to aspects of security. The increase in other major population movements, such as tourism and business travel, also has implications for security. Until recently, the question what is security? was rarely asked in the context of these developments. This was because there was a perceived consensus on what the nature of security was. The nature of security was held to mean national, political, and military security. Thus security was virtually synonymous with defense. The theoretical claim of this volume is that these developments are necessitating a redefinition of security. This volume provides major theoretical analyses of these trends as well as in-depth case studies that explore specific developments of major concern to scholars and other researchers involved with international relations, migration, and development issues.

  • Living the Gospel Stories Today

    This volume re-tells the narratives of the Gospels and shows how our own stories fit into - and can be transformed by - the Christian story. The book includes an introduction on the power of stories; 20 short chapters, each one based on an incident in the Gospels and ending with questions for personal or group reflection, further group activities, and suggestions for prayer; appendices on using stories in person reflection and prayer, in groups and in preaching.

  • St John of the Cross: Songs in the Night

    One of the greatest lyrical poets in Spanish of any age, St John of the Cross (1542-1591) enjoys an authoritative status as a theologian and teacher of the mystical road to union with God. This full-length study, vividly written in a style accessible to contemporary readers, devotes a separate chapter to each of St John's major works, citing the original Spanish and providing English translations throughout. Looking for connections between his verse and prose, Colin Thompson argues for a theological understanding of the intensely beautiful and moving poems. He seeks to explain the principles that guide St John in his exploration of the self and its encounter with the divine, and provides an analysis of the poet's most famous symbol - the dark night of the soul.

  • Esquisses Des Moeurs Turques Au Xixe Siècle, Ou Scènes Populaires, Usages Religieux, Cérémonies Publiques, Vie Intérieure, Habitudes Sociales, Idées ... En Forme de Dialogues (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Esquisses des Moeurs Turques au Xixe Siecle, ou Scenes Populaires, Usages Religieux, Ceremonies Publiques, Vie Interieure, Habitudes Sociales, Idees Politiques des Mahometans, en Forme de Dialogues

    Careme et paque, des Mahometans. Derwischs. Prieres. Ambassadeurs europeens qualifies d'es pions. Befense du porc et du vin. Moines ou anges terrestres. Leurs attributs. Miracles de Maho met. Defenses des couleurs claires aux sujets cbre -tiens. Ecoles et eglises. Livres. Peinture. Imprimerie. Com' - ann.

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  • The Myth of Evil: Demonizing the Enemy

    The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake and the evidence that radically evil acts are committed not by inhuman monsters, but by human beings. This contradiction can be seen most clearly when we consider the most extreme forms of evil: war crimes, serial murders, sex offences, murders committed by children. Taking the traditional position that evil is an active force creating monsters in human shape, this book shows that this idea is still at work--both in the popular imagination, cultivated in fiction and film (about vampires, monsters, and serial killers) and in real form (in the media, most recently in relation to migrants and terrorism.).

    Cole delves deeply into two approaches to evil: the traditional approach where evil is regarded as a force that creates monsters in human form, and a more recent perspective that regards evil as the consequence of the actions of misguided or mentally deranged agents. Cole rejects both approaches and posits that evil is a myth humankind has created about itself. Drawing on philosophical ideas as well as on theological perspectives, psychological theories, and fictional representations, this book provides a thorough and thought-provoking account of the puzzling concept of evil and a reconsideration of the common understanding of human nature.

  • The Words and Music of Neil Young

    Neil Young cannot be simply labeled. He has recorded as a solo artist, as a member of a hard rock trio, and with numerous other musician configurations. He can move from the soft sounds of early 1970s acoustic folk to the distorted, fuzz guitar sound of Crazy Horse. And his compositions have responded to musical trends from punk rock to grunge, and to social issues like racism, the Vietnam War, and the war in Iraq as well. The Words and Music of Neil Young follows the evolution of Young's musical work from the late 1960s to the present, with special focus on the enduring elements that have made his music successful.

    Individual chapters cover Young's musical output album by album, and song by song--from his debut work with Buffalo Springfield, to his time with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, to his solo work within various genres and for various causes (some political, but all artistic). In his conclusion, author Ken Bielen sums up Neil Young's accomplishments and places his work in the context of contemporary culture.

  • Voyage Dans Les États-Unis d'Amérique, Fait En 1795, 1796 Et 1797, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Voyage dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique, Fait en 1795, 1796 Et 1797, Vol. 1

    Lorsqu'e fe commencai a ecrire ce Jou'rnal je n'avais l'intention que de le confier a mes amis.

    Quelques uns d' eux penserent qu 'il offrait sur les Etats - Unis d' Amerique des renseigne mens qui pourraient n'etre pas sans utilite, et je me determinai, d'apres leur avis, a le publier quand ]e serais de retour en Europe.

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  • Making the Most of Your Church Wedding: A Gift to Last a Lifetime

    Attractive, full-colour booklet that may be bought by clergy to give to couples. Ideal for use in marriage preparation. Church of England has invested a great deal of time and money in encouraging church weddings: 2010 figures showed a 4% increase in church weddings (58,700). Companion to Making the Most of your Child's Baptism. A short, attractive, full-colour guide to the Anglican wedding service aimed at couples planning to get married. It uses the words and the actions of the marriage service to enable couples to explore the big questions of life, relationships, commitment, God, family and more.

  • Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons

    What is consciousness? Is the mind a machine? What makes us persons? What does it mean to aspire to human maturity? These are among the fundamental questions that Rowan Williams helps us to think about in this deeply engaging exploration of what it means to be human. The book ends with a brief but profound meditation on the person of Christ, inviting us to consider how, through him, 'our humanity in all its variety, in all its vulnerability, has been taken into the heart of the divine life'.

  • Histoire Des Princes de Condé Pendant Les Xvie Et Xviie Siècles, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire des Princes de Conde Pendant les Xvie Et Xviie Siecles, Vol. 5

    Le 30 avril 1645, Mme de Longueville avait perdu son premier enfant, Mlle de Dunois. Le janvier 4646, elle donna le jour a un fils, jean-louis-charles, qui entra dans les Ordres et mourut en 4694.

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  • Du Fondement de l'Induction: Suivi de Psychologie Et Métaphysique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Du Fondement de l'Induction: Suivi de Psychologie Et Metaphysique

    Ce syllogisme est irreprochable et ne differe pas quant a la forme des syllogismes ordinaires de la premiere figure: mais il en differe quant a la matiere, en ce que le moyen, au lieu d'etre un terme general, est une collection de termes particuliers. Or c'est precisement cette difference qui exprime le caractere essentiel de la conclusion inductive car cette conclusion consiste, a l'inverse de la conclusion deductive, a tirer de la collection complete des cas particuliers une regle generale qui n'en est que le resume.

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  • Essai Sur l'Histoire Du Droit Français Au Moyen Age, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Essai sur l'Histoire du Droit Francais au Moyen Age, Vol. 1

    G. A. Guyot a publie un Traite des matieres feodales en 7 vol. In-4o, Paris, 2? edition, 1767; mais on fait plus de cas des Institutes feodales du meme auteur, publiees apres sa mort, en 1753, in-12.

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  • Theory and Application of the Interest Rate

    This work provides an integration of the financial and economic aspects of the interest rate. It depicts how the interest rate operates in the macro-economy to set the supply and the allocation of capital and how it functions on the micro-economic level to optimize capital decision-making. It describes the function of the financial markets in setting the supply and cost-of-funds to various users, of estimating a reasonable cost of capital for operational purposes of business firms and public sector authorities, and the application of discounting and present-value methods to financial and investment decisions and strategies.

    This work is unique in presenting seamless coverage of the function of the interest rate across varying markets. It will be of interest to scholars and students in economics and finance.

  • Grammaire Et Dictionnaire Du Patois Bourbonnais (Canton de Varennes) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Grammaire Et Dictionnaire du Patois Bourbonnais (Canton de Varennes)

    Selon le plan publie dans le Bulletin d'alors, le Glossaire bourbonnais doit comprendre non pas tous les mots de la langue parlee en Bourbonnais, mais ceux seulement qui lui sont propres et de nature a la caracteriser particuliere ment.

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  • Inheritance: Psychological History of the Royal Family

    Prince Charles is not the first Prince of Wales to turn to other women to satisfy unfulfilled childhood needs. His great uncle Edward VIII and Edward VII, both of whom had mistresses, had similar compulsions. Could it be that a flaw runs through the family? Many questions are raised in this book which addresses the complex and turbulent personal relationships of the royal family from the times of Victoria up to the lives and marriages of the present generation of young royals. One of the most fundamental questions is whether the rigid and traditional royal upbringing, with its emphasis on duty, has been responsible for producing "loveless" adults.

  • Price Policies and Economic Growth

    An understanding of price structures and their impact on trade, productivity, and other related factors will aid in formulation of price policies promoting economic growth and development. Price formulation issues are examined within the context of nonmarket and imperfect market conditions, providing insightful linking of exchange rates and domestic prices to a wide array of factors that determine economic growth. Different facets of primary commodity price formation are explored, arriving at such conclusions as the fact that the dramatic rise in oil prices during the 1970s had little to do with the Latin American debt crisis or with the world recession that followed. Some new techniques for analysis are used, and commonly used techniques in price comparison studies are discussed.

  • How to Clean Just About Everything

    It is no idle boast, this compact book really will show you how you can clean almost every item that you can think of. With cleaning tips on over 300 common items from computer keyboards, scissors, light fixtures, vases, drains and more - it will show you how to tackle each one quickly and effectively. Packed full of sage advice and tried-and-tested methods, this guide will get your house looking spotless in a flash.

    - the quickest way to get your house gleaming from top to bottom
    - how to ensure your laundry is always spotless
    - advice on everything from a cloudy aquarium to grimy umbrella
    - green solutions to most cleaning conundrums
    - how to bust every kind of stain

  • Opere del Conte Algarotti, Vol. 15 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Opere Del Conte Algarotti, Vol. 15

    J'espere que ma premiere lettre vous sera pervenne. J' aurai bientot acheve la refutation de Machiavel; je ne fais a pre sent que revoir l' ouvrage et corriger quel.

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  • Invitation to the Bible

    This practical and accessible book is a basic approach to the Bible, looking at ways we can read it as part of our Christian life. It places Biblical interpretation in the context of the church as something which cannot be done in isolation from the tradition and community of believers. The book does not assume any background knowledge of the Bible and deals with it in the context of faith.

  • A Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton's life, especially once he had become a writer, was to a great extent one of dialogue with people who were distant, both geographically and historically. In these probing and perceptive studies, Rowan Williams looks closely at the key intellectual and spiritual relationships that emerge in Merton's writings, exploring the impact on him of thinkers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Karl Barth, William Blake, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Olivier Clement, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Paul Evdokimov, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Vladimir Lossky, John Henry Newman, Boris Pasternak and St John of the Cross.

  • Dictionnaire Des Gens Du Monde, Vol. 3: Historique, Littéraire, Critique, Moral, Physique, Militaire, Politique, Caractéristique Et Social (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Gens du Monde, Vol. 3: Historique, Litteraire, Critique, Moral, Physique, Militaire, Politique, Caracteristique Et Social

    A les eclaire pour leur en faire voir la verite, la coutume le temperament font plus forts qu'elles.

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  • Oeuvres Du Lucien, Vol. 1: de la Traduction de N. Perrot, Sr. d'Ablancourt, Avec Des Remarques Sur La Traduction (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres du Lucien, Vol. 1: De la Traduction de N. Perrot, Sr. D'Ablancourt, Avec des Remarques sur la Traduction

    Gun. Laumb cave L un grande Salle du Palais a la Palme. Henry Cnanvnurr nn, grande Salledu: Palais au bon Charpentier. M 1 cm: L dav! D Ql_ljÿ des Augufiins, a la Btouidenoe: christoehe_qavi_?dc aÿ'dca Auguf tins Pfaiag'c fiophe.. H A a I. 2 5 Q faim Jacques cnzr. CL cusu Quay Malaquais a la Charite.

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  • Expenditures of Older Americans

    Aging in America imposes dramatic personal, social, and economic changes. Retirees have substantial power to affect both business and public policy decision making. This book analyzes the expenditure patterns of older households to characterize their comparative lifestyles and quality of life. Expenditure patterns of various elderly households are examined over time and compared with the non-elderly. Particular emphasis is placed on analysis of necessity and health care expenditures.

    The authors empirically test the dominant theories of consumer life-cycle behavior. They conclude that these theories do not provide a consistent explanation for the expenditures of heterogeneous age and income groups and that alternate theories--the precautionary theory of elderly savings or the theory of positional goods--have credence.

  • Darwinism, Dominance, and Democracy: The Biological Bases of Authoritarianism

    Somit and Peterson seek to explain two apparently contradictory yet well-established political phenomena: First, throughout human history, the vast majority of political societies have been authoritarian. Second, notwithstanding this pattern, from time to time, democracies do emerge and some even have considerable stability. A neo-Darwinian approach can help make sense of these observations. Humans--social primates--have an inborn bias toward authoritarian life, based on their tendency to engage in dominance behavior and the formation of dominance hierarchies. Reinforcing this bias is an impulse toward obedience. These factors are associated with the propensity of humans to accept authoritarian systems.

    Nonetheless, the authors argue, conditions of material abundance combined with another human characteristic--indoctrinability--can foster the emergence and maintenance of democracies. Somit and Peterson assert that an understanding of human nature from an evolutionary perspective can help to explain how and why political systems have developed. They conclude by pointing to policy implications that might enhance the odds of formation and continuation of democratic forms of government. Students and scholars of political science and philosophy, sociology, and human biology will find this an intriguing study.

  • Runaway Kids & Teenage Prostitution: America's Lost, Abandoned & Sexually Exploited Children

    This concise and accessible new text examines the correlations between runaway children and teenage prostitution in the United States from a criminological, sociological, and psychological perspective. The author takes a systematic approach to defining and describing the differences between youth who run away from home and those who leave institutional settings and distinguishes the difference between runaway and throwaway children. A careful examination of teenage prostitution among girls and boys helps to illuminate the special problems faced by children who have run away. In addition, the author discusses laws related to runaways, teenage prostitution, and the sexual exploitation of minors as well as the criminal justice response to the problems. Runaways and prostitution involving youth in other countries is also explored. The text's findings support current conclusions on the characteristics of runaways, the relationship between runaways and teen prostitution, and the implications of running away from home.

    Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution is divided into five parts. Part I examines the scope and dynamics of running away and differentiates between runaways and throwaways. Part II explores teenage prostitution and provides information on girl and boy prostitutes and the people who exploit them. Child sexual abuse and child pornography as correlates to the problem are studied in Part III, and Part IV reviews the law that atttempts to combat teenage prostitution. Part V is devoted to an examination of the scope and significance of the problem in other countries. Together, these chapters provide readers with a clear picture of the problem of runaways and teenage prostitution in the United States and around the world.

  • Church Pocket Book and Diary 2018: Red

    The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers. Also includes: Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for 2015, with Sunday names for Common Worship and BCP schemes Information on every Anglican Diocese in the UK and the Republic of Ireland Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organisations, including all mainstream denominations.

  • Women in Baseball: The Forgotten History

    In 1974, when the Supreme Court forced Little League to change its charter and permit girls to play baseball on boys' teams, feminists cheered, heralding the decision as a significant victory. How short their memories were! Had investigators only looked to baseball history, they would have learned, much to their surprise, that women had been avidly playing baseball for over a hundred years - as far back as 1866. In 1928, one female Indiana player helped lead her team to the state championship and on to the national tournament in American League Junior Baseball. And during World War II, Wrigley started the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. In fact, not until 1952 was there a rule barring women from being professional players. Women in Baseball offers the details of this compelling, largely overlooked aspect of baseball history, introducing the reader to a whole new cast of little-known stars on men's teams: Lizzie Arlington, a pitcher in 1898; Alta Weiss, a pitcher for 15 years in the early 20th century; Lizzie Murphy, who played first base for the American All-Stars against the Boston Red Sox; Jackie Mitchell, who became a media sensation in 1931 when she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The author also reveals the stories of women's professional and amateur teams - Josie Caruso and her Eight Men, the Chicago Bloomer Girls, and the all-black Dolly Vardens of Philadelphia - and introduces women who distinguished themselves as players, umpires, and team owners. Women in Baseball explores the history of women in baseball from a socio-cultural perspective, analyzing how it was "forgotten" in the light of residual Victorian values that governed women's lives for so manydecades.

  • Traité Complet de la Peinture, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite Complet de la Peinture, Vol. 4

    Cette question est si fondamentale, et SI Importante pour la connaissance et le succes de la peinture, qu'elle meriterait peut - etre d'etre traitee dans une digression particuliere et complete. Mais j'espere que ce qui sera dit a ce sujet, quand je traiterai de chaque moyen de l'art en particulier, suffira pour expliquer ce point. Conten tons-nous ici d'une ou de deux reflexions.

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  • Being Confirmed

    Being Confirmed has been written to help answer all those tricky questions that come up when preparing for confirmation but is also for those who wish to remind themselves of the promises they made at their first public commitment to Christ. Nick Aiken has a clear step-by-step approach the cornerstones of the Christian faith, tackling the foundations, such as who God is and Holy Communion, and the more controversial topics such as the Bible, prayer and the Holy Spirit. ""Nick Aiken is a pastor with the widest possible experience of making the Christian faith come alive for young believers in terms they can get hold of."" Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Relations Politiques de la France Et de l'Espagne Avec l'Ecosse Au Xvie Siècle, Vol. 5: Papiers, d'État, Pieces Et Documents Inédits Ou Peu Connus, ... France; Correspondances Espagnoles, 1562-1588

    Excerpt from Relations Politiques de la France Et de l'Espagne Avec l'Ecosse au Xvie Siecle, Vol. 5: Papiers, d'Etat, Pieces Et Documents Inedits ou Peu Connus, Tires des Bibliotheques Et des Archives de France; Correspondances Espagnoles, 1562-1588

    Avertissement. Ecclesiastiques, l'instruction publique retribuee par les villes et les communes, la gratuite de la justice, le droit d'election, etc., organisation gouvernementale qui forme maintenant en France et dans plusieurs Etats de l'europe les bases du droit public, mais dont l'exercice, sauf en Angleterre, ne remonte pas au - dela de 4789.

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  • Unconquered: The Iroquois League at War in Colonial America

    Unconquered explores the complex world of Iroquois warfare, providing a narrative overview of nearly two hundred years of Iroquois conflict during the colonial era of North America. Detailing Iroquois wars against the French, English, Americans, and a host of Indian enemies, Unconquered builds upon decades of modern scholarship to reveal the vital importance of warfare in Iroquois society and culture, at the same time exploring the diverse motivations--especially Iroquoian spiritual and cultural beliefs--that guided such warfare.

    Economic competition and rivalry for trade were important factors in Iroquois warfare, but they often provided less motivation for waging war than Iroquoian spiritual and cultural beliefs, including the important tradition of the mourning war. Nor were European agendas particularly important to Iroquois warfare, except in that they occasionally coincided with Iroquois designs. Europeans influenced and incited, both directly and indirectly, conflict within the Iroquois League and with other Indian nations, but the peoples of the Iroquois League waged war according to their own cultural beliefs and by their own rules. In reality, the Iroquoi League rarely waged war against anyone. Rather its individual member nations drove the warfare often attributed to the whole, creating a shifting, amorphous political and military position that allowed member nations to pursue separate policies of war and peace against common foes and multiple enemies.

    Unconquered also seeks to dispel longstanding beliefs about the invincible Iroquois empire, myths that have been dispelled by focused academic studies, but still retain a powerful resonance among popular conceptions of the Iroquois League. While the Iroquois created far-reaching networks of trade and destroyed or dispersed Indian peoples along their borders, they created no expansive territorial empires. Nor were Iroquois warriors unequaled in battle. Europeans, Americans, and Indians defeated Iroquois warriors and burned Iroquois villages as often as they tasted defeat, and on more than one occasion they brought the Iroquois League to the brink of utter ruin. Yet the Iroquois were never completely destroyed.

  • Latin American Debt in the 1990s: Lessons from the Past and Forecasts for the Future

    This book examines the interrelationship between the external debt problem and the consolidation of democracy in Latin America in the 1990s. It considers the interplay of actors, including creditor governments, international financial institutions, debtor countries, commercial banks, and multinational corporations, and environment in the new decade, focusing on whether or not Latin America's political regimes can strengthen and democratize their respective economies while continuing to guarantee the country's democratic politics.

    The foreign debt problem casts an especially long shadow on the Latin American democracies. While important in its own right, understanding the Latin American experience is also essential in light of changes in Eastern Europe. Despite many obvious cultural differences and historical experiences, there are many parellels between the two regions--democratization at a time of economic crisis and of heavy external debt. This important new book underscores the lessons of the Latin American experience, making it essential reading for anyone concerned with the global economy.

  • William Tyndale: A very brief history

    Part One: The History (What do we know?)
    This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received.

    What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with him?

    Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?)
    This second part explores the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of William Tyndale, and considers the ways in which his impact has lasted and been developed in different contexts by later generations.

    Why is he still considered important today? In what ways is his legacy contested or resisted? And what aspects of his legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future?

    The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.

  • Kabbalah and the Spiritual Quest: The Kabbalah Centre in America

    Dressing entirely in white is normal practice on a five-block stretch of Robertson Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Western men and women, garbed in white from their turbans to their Keds, traverse the busy streets surrounding the Sikh Temple. Further north, you have to wait until Friday afternoon to see white-clad young men in yarmulkes gathering outside the Kabbalah Learning Centre greeting each other with hugs, the spaces around them filled with women and children wearing multi-colored garments. Beyond this city street, one hears of the popularity of Kabbalah in the tabloids, as celebrities such as Madonna claim Kabbalah as their new religion. How have the obscure and offensive ideas of medieval Jewish mysticism, expressed in doctrines like the demonic power of women's menstrual blood or the soulless bodies of Gentiles, been made palatable for so many from all stripes of life?

    With KLCs in cities such as Boca Raton, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, Houston, and Las Vegas, the reach of this mystical tradition can be said to be nationwide. But how did its beliefs and practices become as fashionable as they are now? What do the KLCs teach so that adherents stay on? Is it a cult, a religion, or simply a system of universal wisdom as its leaders purport? Determined to uncover the secrets of this esoteric faith, the author embarked upon three 10-week Kabbalah classes among other learning opportunities, examined Kabbalah publications from the 1970s to the present, listened to KLC audio tapes, and interacted with adherents. This book presents her experiences and findings, and offers an overview of the history of the Kabbalah in this country, its beliefs and practices, its positions on health and healing of both the self and the world, its structure and outreach, and its views of men and women. She traces the origins of Kabbalah, offers a glimpse into its world, its relationships to Judaism, its place in American society, and its future.

  • Traité Des Maladies a Urines Albumineuses Et Sucrées, Ou de l'Albuminurie Et Du Diabète Sucré Dans Leurs Rapports Avec Les Maladies (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite des Maladies A Urines Albumineuses Et Sucrees, ou de l'Albuminurie Et du Diabete Sucre dans Leurs Rapports Avec les Maladies

    Ainsi, ce que Bright avait parfaitement apprecie; les notions si vraies et su conformes a la saine observation qu'il avait implantees dans la science, sont devenues la source de doctrines exagerees, partant fausses a bien des titres, et ne pouvant qu'egarer les praticiens. De la ces continuelles controverses resultant de tra vaux produits sous telle ou telle impulsion doctrinale.

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  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Des Sciences Médicales, Vol. 17: Deuxième Série; Ore-Ors (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 17: Deuxieme Serie; Ore-Ors

    En effet les dimensions, la configuration du pavillon, l'angle sous lequel il s'insere, presentent de tres-nombreuses varietes. Les unes sont communes a une meme famille, a une meme race, et constituent quelquefois des signes distino tifs de race et de nationalite. Chez quelques individus le pavillon est presque parallele ala region temporale. Chez la femme, dans quelques peuplades, cet etat est le plus souvent le resultat d'une pression exageree de la coiffure, ou la consequence de pratiques considerees comme salutaires a la premiere enfance. Dans d'autres cas ce rapprochement du pavillon de la tempe est du a un etat pathologique anterieur, a un eczema chronique du point d'attache et de la rainure posterieure, phenomene assez frequent dans la seconde enfance.

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  • Meeting God in Paul

    Fresh insights into Paul's revolutionary message by one of the world's greatest living theologians. Rowan Williams explores the essentials of Paul's thought for complete beginners - as well as for those who've read Paul's letters many times before and want to see them in a fresh light. Written at a highly accessible level, this book would make a perfect gift for anyone thinking about confirmation, while also appealing to people who are curious as to why Paul has had such a profound influence on Christian history and belief.

  • Walking Backwards to Christmas: An Advent journey from light to darkness

    Though the Christmas story is well known, most of us have learnt it from school nativity plays and carols. On the whole, this familiar version is more concerned with light than darkness. The backwards approach taken here allows the movement to be in the opposite direction, enabling us to get under the skin of a complex narrative. We begin by seeing through the eyes of Anna, the prophetess; followed by Rachel, who weeps for her children; King Herod; Casper, a wise men; David, a shepherd; Martha, the (so-named) innkeeper's wife; Joseph; Elizabeth; Mary; Isaiah and, finally, Moses. Each imaginative reflection is prefaced by a Bible reading and followed by a prayer.

  • Vénus Damnées: Documents Curieux Et Rares Sur La Galanterie Secrète Du Xviiie Siècle (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Venus Damnees: Documents Curieux Et Rares sur la Galanterie Secrete du Xviiie Siecle

    Et comment n'en aurait - il pas pu etre ainsi? Nous n'avons pas oublie que c'etaient presque exclusivement des femmes qui etaient les heroines passionnees de ces pages. Et ces femmes ne furent elles pas belles, charmantes, gracieuses et dignes du pardon et de l'excuse a cause de tout cela meme?

    Ce pardon et cette excuse, les documents, eux, ne les leur accordent point. Et c'est tant pis pour nous et tant mieux pour la verite qui doit presider a ce genre de recherches. Mais entre ces deux senti ments extremes se trouve peut-etre le juste milieu. Nous aimons autant a le croire qu'a voir le leo teur ne pas nous donner tort a cet egard.

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  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Des Sciences Médicales, Vol. 10: Mor-Mus (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 10: Mor-Mus

    Mort-ne peut etre pris ou comme adjectif des garcons mort-nes, des filles mort - nees; ou comme nom un mort-ne, des mort - nes.

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  • Recueil Général Des Bas-Reliefs, Statues Et Bustes de la Gaule Romaine, Vol. 5: Belgique; Première Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recueil General des Bas-Reliefs, Statues Et Bustes de la Gaule Romaine, Vol. 5: Belgique; Premiere Partie

    Il me reste a remercier une fois de plus de ses bons conseils le Commis saire responsable de cette publication, M. Salomon Reinach, dont personne ne comprendrait que je tusse le nom. Je le fais avec toute la cordialite que peuvent m'inspirer des relations amicales bientot trentenaires.

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  • The Mekong River and the Struggle for Indochina: Water, War and Peace

    Tracing the history of the Mekong River, this book shows how its conceptualization and utilization have been transformed in modern times, and particularly during the Vietnam war when the Mekong River and Mekong Project became political pawns. Nguyen concludes by examining the continuation of some of the Project's schemes by the independent Southeast Asian countries and regional powers.

    The Mekong River links together the mainland countries of Southeast Asia in a vital geographic, but also economic and political, unit. Its historical trajectory coursed through kingdoms and colonies, and its physical presence and symbolism became more acute as it came closer to modern times. Tracing the history of the Mekong River, this book shows how its conceptualizations have been transformed in modern times, and particularly during the Vietnam War when the Mekong River and Mekong Project became political pawns.

    In the 1950s, the decision was made to develop the river's resources to foster economic development for the four countries of the lower Mekong basin. The Mekong Project, as it came to be known, proposed the construction of a set of major dams on the mainstream and of numerous smaller ones on the tributaries to bring hydropower, flood control, irrigation, and other benefits to the riparian countries. The Project, however, was subverted to the needs of the Vietnam War. With the return of peace, the Mekong countries can re-examine the future of the river and its potential impact on the region. Nguyen concludes by examining the continuation of some of the Project's schemes by the independent Southeast Asian countries and regional powers. Scholars and researchers interested in Southeast Asian history and economic development, environmental history, and rural sociology will find this an important study.

  • Visions for the 21st Century

    This is a challenging and stimulating collection of twenty-one essays by international contributors. Their topics are as varied as the cultures and disciplines they themselves represent. We are invited to go beyond present complexities and take a far future perspective. Business, so often cast as the villain, is given a transforming role of rescuing us from the mess we are in. We are shown practical and achievable steps to bring peace and cooperation to the Middle East and an end to war. Conventional scientific methods are also tested and found wanting.

    These essays resonate with the interconnectedness and interdependence of the issues that face us: they also demonstrate that the solutions we seek are achievable but must also reflect that same interconnectedness. They show that to become mesmerized by the problems we face is to lose sight of the possibilities. These visions are a refreshing antidote to a growing tide of pessimism about the future.

  • Vingt-Sept and d'Histoire Des Études Orientales, Vol. 2: Rapports Faite a la Société Asiatique de Paris de 1840 a 1867 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Vingt-Sept And d'Histoire des Etudes Orientales, Vol. 2: Rapports Faite A la Societe Asiatique de Paris de 1840 A 1867

    Nous celebrons aujourd'hui le trente-troisoeme anniversaire de la fondation de la Societe asiatique. Un tiers de siecle est une vie assez longue pour une association libre, pour prouver qu'elle repose sur un besoin reel; car, dans cetintervalle, elle s'est necessairement renouvelee presque en entier, et elle au rait cesse d'exister, si elle n'avait du sa creation qu'a une impulsion artificielle ou a l'influence personnelle de ses fonda teurs. Mais d'un autre cote, quand on reflechit que notre So ciete est la premiere qui ait ete fondee en Europe pour la propagation des lettres orientales, on ne peut etre que frappe de la nouveaute de ces etudes et de la rapidite avec laquelle elles se sont repandues, et cette consideration doit nous sou tenir dans la lutte contre les difficultes de toute nature que.

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  • David: A Story of Passion and Tragedy

    The story of David - his surprising selection by the prophet Samuel, his tortured relations with Saul and his family, his passionate and reckless love for Bathsheba, and the appalling tragedies within his own family - has made this flawed but courageous king one of the most exciting characters in the Bible. Yet despite his turbulent life, he remained the 'man after God's own heart' and the inspiration for Israel's future Messiah. In David: A story of passion and tragedy, Anthony Phillips reflects on the life and work of the great warrior-king of Israel. He shows how David's story came to be written and what it really meant for the ancient Israelites and their religion. By taking a fresh and original look at some of the best-known narratives in the Hebrew Bible, Phillips enables us to revel in the passion and excitement of this unsurpassed literature of the ancient world, including its extraordinary psychological insight into the human condition - a perception as relevant now as when it was written. He also raises important issues about the Hebrews' understanding of the nature of their God.

  • Egypt Under the Pharaohs: A History Derived Entirely from the Monuments (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Egypt Under the Pharaohs: A History Derived Entirely From the Monuments

    The estimation in which Brugsch - Bey's History of Egypt under the Pharaohs is held, and the continuously increasing demand for it, have induced the publisher to bring out a cheaper and more convenient edition. While presenting this to the public in one volume instead of two, the greatest care has been taken that, in condensing the Author's style, all the original in formation should be retained.

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  • The Polish Economy: Legacies from the Past, Prospects for the Future

    .Economic reform measures introduced in Poland have been the most radical and ambitious in the newly free countries of Eastern Europe. In a short time that country has moved from a centrally planned economy to a free-market system. The ramifications and implications of these economic reforms are influencing economic thought and planning in other recently liberalized, formerly communist societies.

    Raphael Shen asserts that measures taken to transform the Polish economy should be implemented over time rather than overnight, and should be moderate rather than radical. Throwing the centrally planned system out and replacing it with the free-market system instantly means that, in the short term at least, Poland will have no smoothly functioning system in place. The necessary economic infrastructure and basic institutions have had no time to develop. The contrived market system cannot function in a meaningful way. The current experience in Poland has already led to extensive disillusionment among Polish consumers and doubts among academicians. The Polish experience will be a valuable lesson in economics for students and decision makers. Shen's book valuable to students, teachers, and researchers in the areas of comparative economic systems, economic development, and economic history.

  • The Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race

    This is the first complete history of the Games' most storied race. From ancient Greece to Atlanta 1996, the book chronicles the race's development--the heroes, the controversies, and the stories that emerged from the ultimate Olympic challenge.

    For the first time, the complete history of the most famous race in the Olympic Games has been presented in Olympic Marathon--A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race. Beginning with the legends of ancient Greece, this book traces the process of reviving the Olympic movement, including the establishment of the marathon--the only event specifically created for the 1896 Olympics. Following heroes such as Dorando Pietri, Emil Zatopek, Abebe Bikila, and Frank Shorter, the book includes a complete analysis of every Olympic marathon as well as tales from the lives of the runners.

    The stories of John Hayes, who won the race with the help of strychnine; 1936 winner Sohn Kee Chung, a South Korean forced to compete for Japan; and Mamo Wolde, who won the marathon with an infected toe only to end up as a political prisoner in Ethiopia, make this book much more than a sports history. The story of the long struggle to establish a women's marathon begins with a lonely female who ran the marathon course in 1896 and ends with the dramatic victory of American Joan Benoit in the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984. Completely up to date, the book concludes with chapters on the races in Atlanta in 1996, including the closest finish in Olympic marathon history. An appendix, photographs, and an index complete this history. An invaluable resource for all interested in the Olympics and marathon running.

  • The Words and Music of Prince

    Prince's early albums Dirty Mind, 1999, and Purple Rain, established him as a major force in American pop music. His combination of rock and funk was unique, and drew both critical praise and commercial attention. The 1990s found Prince forming a new group, moving back in the direction of R&B, and eventually adopting an unpronounceable symbol as his moniker. By the end of the millennium, he was again exploring an eclectic collection of musical styles and enjoying a resurgence of interest in his well-known song 1999. Prince is one of the few artists of the entire rock era who successfully bridged the gap between traditional R&B and rock audiences with his musical eclecticism. He now stands among the best-selling pop musicians of the rock era. In this revealing study, author James Perone highlights the complexities and ambiguities of Prince's life work, while at the same time clarifying why it is that Prince remains such a widely popular figure in American music.

    After a brief introductory biographical treatment, Perone goes on to analyze all of Prince's musical output-both as specific pieces, and as part of a larger body of work. Perone doesn't allow any of the elements of Prince's entertainment career (including his early contractual problems, his series of proteges, his name change, and his views on gender and race) to pass without reflection. As a result The Words and Music of Prince operates as a sort of creative biography for both the man and the artist. The work also includes six illustrations, a bibliography, a discography, and an index.

  • The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story

    The second - thoroughly updated and revised - edition of a bestselling textbook that surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The Drama of Scripture provides an engaging overview of the storyline and theology of the Bible. The authors work their way through the Bible as a drama with six acts - creation, sin, Israel, Jesus, mission and new creation. Their study provides an introduction to the Bible and a commentary on important passages, while helping the reader relate their story to the Bible story at each point.

  • Why Believe in Jesus Resurrection?: A Little Book of Guidance

    Regarded by believers as the foundation stone of their faith, and as a stumbling block by those who struggle to believe, the resurrection of Jesus lies at the heart of the Christian gospel. James D. G. Dunn sets out clearly and fairly the arguments for and against Jesus' resurrection, and explains why most biblical scholars believe the weight of historical evidence points in its favor.

  • Contribution À La Myologie Des Rongeurs (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Contribution a la Myologie des Rongeurs

    Le probleme est cependant plus complexe qu'on ne pourrait le croire au premier abord il est complique par les autres causes qui modifient les systemes organi ques et au premier chef le systeme musculaire, je veux parler des influences familiales ou generiques et des anomalies individuelles.

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  • The Executor's Guide: How to Administer an Estate Under a Will

    You have been named the executor of a will by a friend or family member. Are you prepared to meet the challenge and do you know how to avoid personal liability? Thousands of individuals each year face the daunting and often painful task of settling the estate of a loved one, and even with professional guidance from attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors, they are often ill-equipped to deal with many of the tasks necessary to manage and settle an estate--and may put themselves at serious financial risk.

    The Executor's Guide is the definitive instruction manual for anyone administering an estate under a will. Featuring step-by-step instructions, worksheets, checklists, and timetables, The Executor's Guide takes the reader through the entire process-from the time of death to the final closing of the estate. The Executor's Guide explains the full range of roles and responsibilities of the executor, including reading the will, hiring and supervising the attorney, dealing with court proceedings, notifying those who are entitled to property, finding and valuing assets, settling with creditors, filing taxes, and distributing the assets. Unique and highly practical elements include a comprehensive Summary of Assets (from Annuities to Videos), a glossary of essential terms, and a series of key questions to ask your attorney. Written in highly accessible language by an expert in the field, The Executor's Guide is at once authoritative and user-friendly--an essential resource for any family.

  • Finding God in the Psalms: Sing, Pray, Live

    I have decided, as a kind of thought-experiment, to order the material in three sections. The Psalms invite their singers, as they always have, to live at the crossroads of time, space and matter. This book explores what happens at this crossing-point' From the Introduction 'A characteristic blend of learning, personal insight and spiritual perception. This book will be of enormous help to Christians who want to know how to make fuller use of one of the greatest scriptural resources for prayer' Rowan Williams

  • Introduction À l'Étude de la Stratégie Littéraire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Introduction a l'Etude de la Strategie Litteraire

    Les poemes de l' Urbs IV. Les litanies DE notre ame. Les deaw Idees III. Contre LE neo-hellenisme contre nord. LA preparation A LA fiancee, roman.

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  • Banns of Marriage Application MB 1: Pack of 50 Forms

    This form is designed to provide all the information needed both for publishing the banns and for entering the marriage register. The sections numbered two to eight correspond with those in the marriage register.

  • The Secret Trial of Imre Nagy

    Among the various secret or staged processes in court that are all to some degree the focus of public attention, the process against Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy of the 1956 Revolution is especially noteworthy. This volume contains the most important documents of this process: the indictment, the death sentence, the prosecutor's motion 31 years later concerning the repeal of the death sentence, and the acquittal. The separate research papers analyze the historical background of the process and the unlawful practices followed in the administration of justice of the communist party-state, best exemplified by the most serious infringements in the process against Imre Nagy. This book may be read with interest not only by lawyers and historians, but by all interested in the struggle of human will against political terror.

  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Des Sciences Médicales, Vol. 7: Gas-Géo (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 7: Gas-Geo

    Ou peut observer une ou quelques crises chez des femmes, a epoque des regles ou durant la grossesse, dont le tube digestif a toujours ete en bon etat et la fonction digestive intacte.

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  • The Way of a Pilgrim: And the Pilgrim Continues his Way

    In The Way of a Pilgrim, an unknown pilgrim describes his wanderings through mid-nineteenth century Russia and Siberia, from one holy place to another, in search of the way of prayer. R. M. French's superb translation conveys the charm of the original text, as well as brilliantly communicating the spiritual truths of the gospel. In the much-loved sequel, The Pilgrim Continues His Way, the narrator shares more of his story, as desire burns within him to discover deeper experiences of prayer, and to draw closer to the heart of God.

  • Simply Jesus - Who He Was, What He Did, Why it Matters

    Who was - and is - Jesus of Nazareth? This is a simple question that every Christian must ask. A multitude of different voices and centuries of church tradition have made it difficult for us to see Jesus the way his own contemporaries saw him, and to understand him in the way that he wanted to be understood. This book places Jesus firmly within his own context, and shows how startlingly relevant he is to our own day as well. In this book, renowned New Testament scholar Tom Wright sets out to answer three simple but vital questions about Jesus: who was he, what did he do and why does it matter? The Jesus we might discover if we really looked is larger, more radical and more urgent than we ever imagined. And when we recognize Jesus, our next challenge is to follow him in his project of bringing God's wise, healing rule to bear on his world.

  • Le Merveilleux Dans Le Jansénisme, Le Magnétisme, Le Méthodisme Et Le Baptisme Américains, l'Épidémie de Morzine, Le Spiritisme: Recherches Nouvelles (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Merveilleux dans le Jansenisme, le Magnetisme, le Methodisme Et le Baptisme Americains, l'Epidemie de Morzine, le Spiritisme: Recherches Nouvelles

    Nous nous sommes propose d'etudier les preuves de la realite de tous ces phenomenes, leurs points de ressemblance, la valeur des explications qu'en a donnees la science.

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  • The French Navy in Indochina: Riverine and Coastal Forces, 1945-54

    This narrative history of the French Navy in Indochina from 1945 to 1954 draws on recently published French language sources, as well as English sources, to create a detailed, highly readable account of the critical first ten years of the 30-year war in the maritime crossroads of Southeast Asia. Captain Charles W. Koburger, Jr. examines the specific naval organization, equipment, and skills demanded by coastal and riverine warfare, focusing on the unique French-developed naval infantry assault divisions called, in a convenient French acronym, dinassauts. The French development of such river assault groups, their successful performance, whether on coastal patrol, river patrol, or river assault--and a review of some of their tactics, techniques, and battles, compose the bulk of the book. The authoritative text is complemented by maps of the area, photographs of naval craft used in the campaigns, and tables pertaining to battles and military organization. Appendixes survey Indochinese geography and weather as well as ships and craft.

    Early chapters narrate the historical situation in French Indochina in August and September 1945, emphasizing the naval picture. The heart of the book, covering the periods 1946-50, 1951, and 1952, holds the story of the dinassauts' early development and their later expanded operations as well as the naval strategies employed. The final chapters trace the last years of the French in Indochina, describing the culmination of dinassaut organization and highlighting their last operations necessitated by the communist victory in China, and made possible by U.S. aid. The French Navy in Indochina addresses historians, naval officers, diplomats, government officials, and war gamers, but informed general readers will find it an entertaining and useful read as well.

  • Readings for Weddings

    Readings for Weddings is an inspirational collection of Bible quotations, poems, hymns and prose for secular weddings, church ceremonies and services of blessing. Mark Oakley includes such 'wedding classics' as 1 Corinthians 13 and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, the poetry of Shelley and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, verse by Wendy Cope and other witty, contemporary poets.

  • Worship Together: Creating All-age Services that Work

    This book explores the way in which liturgy can be used effectively in all-age communication. It will explore what we mean by worship and what we mean by 'all-age', particularly looking at the all-age experience in the secular world and the skills that make good multi-generational communication happen (e.g. how do Disney Pixar do it). It then goes on to unpack the liturgical framework which is the bedrock of many traditional churches, showing this may well be used imaginatively to create worship for whoever is present. It will also contain twelve full worship outlines, one for each month of the year.

  • Les Lois Psychophysiologiques Du Développement Des Religions: L'Évolution Religieuse Chez Rabelais, Pascal Et Racine (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Lois Psychophysiologiques du Developpement des Religions: L'Evolution Religieuse Chez Rabelais, Pascal Et Racine

    Pascal, a la fin de sa vie, ne faisait point cette distinction. Il y a, selon lui, trois principes de nos connaissances, les sens, la raison et la foi Et il entend que la foi est la croyance fournie par l'amour. Il notre foi dans le sentiment; autre ment, elle sera toujours vacillante 3. Il va jusqu'a dire que les principes de la raison nous sont fournis par le coeur.

    La verite est que l'homme doit au sentiment un Preface du Traite du vide.

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  • Le Théâtre Du Monde, Ou Nouvel Atlas, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas, Vol. 2

    Les rivieres p'rincipales font la Seine Marne, Loire, Garonne le Rholne. La Seine prend la lource au Duche de Bourgogne vifitant plu fieurs villes fait une tres - noble lfle en la ville de Paris, citant augmentee de plufieurs belles ri vieres, le vient rendre dansl'oceande Bretagne ou bien de Normandie, eflargillanr grandement les rivagesf Sa bouche eit extremement peril leule redoutee des Pilotes mariniers a eau le de la maree vulgairement appellee la Bare; lors que la Seine ayant penet're tort avant dans la mer incontinent recoule derechef contre le naturel de tous les autres fleuves, avec un burica ment elpouvantable le hauilant de la hauteur d'une pieque d'ou arrive fouventefois que les Pilotes negligens tombent en grand danger de le perdre. Le Marne elt un fleuve allez grand Mm. Non moindre que la Seine, avec laquelle ancien nement'elle diviibit les Celtes des Bel ge$.ll prend la lovrec du mont de -faucilles un peu par del fils la ville de Langres, ayant palleoutre Lan gres, plulieurs villes, bourgs villages. Auf 1'receu autres petites rivieres' le ruelle dans la Seine au pont de Charenton un peu au dellas de Paris.

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  • Les Généaologies Historiques Des Rois, Empereurs, &c. Et de Toutes Les Maisons Souveraines Qui Ont Subsisté Jusqu'à Présent, Exposées Dans Les Cartes ... Explications Historiques Et Chronologiques,

    Excerpt from Les Geneaologies Historiques des Rois, Empereurs, &C. Et de Toutes les Maisons Souveraines Qui Ont Subsiste Jusqu'a Present, Exposees dans les Cartes Genealogiques Tirees des Meilleurs Auteurs, Avec des Explications Historiques Et Chronologiques, Vol. 1: Contenant les Genealogies des Patriarches, Rois, Heros de l'Antiquite, Et Empereurs Depuis Jule-Cesar, Jusqu'a Constantin le Grand, Avec Celles des Plus Illustres Romains

    Mais de toutes les Monarchies, la meilleure _efi_; afuce cefijve hereditaire fur - gout; nand elle va de male en male d'aihe en aine. Le celle que Dieu etablit parmi fon peuple, apres l'avoir fait paiier lpar 'les, autoes forines de gouvernementapdur le coe1d_liaGBPc GBPqmmeipa'a degres - au plus parfait. Trois raifoms fontequ guette; gcfiwetnement eu le meilleur.

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  • The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

    'I cannot put this book down' - Bono

    'One of the most influential speakers in the world' - Oprah Winfrey

    In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understanding has been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the centre.

    Drawing on scripture, history and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God s constant, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them,' he writes, and Jesus life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator s presence all around us and in everyone we meet.

    Thought-provoking, practical and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

  • Mélanges Politiques Et Polémique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Melanges Politiques Et Polemique

    Je parlerai maintenant de l'ecrit place a la tete de ce volume Louis XVIII voulait bien dire que cet ecrit lui avait valu une armee.

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  • Description Physique de la République Argentine d'Après Des Observations Personelles Et Étrangères, Vol. 5: Lépidoptères; Première Partie, Contenant ... Avec Un Atlas de XXIV Planches In-4e

    Excerpt from Description Physique de la Republique Argentine d'Apres des Observations Personelles Et Etrangeres, Vol. 5: Lepidopteres; Premiere Partie, Contenant les Diurnes, Crepusculaires Et Bombycoides Avec un Atlas de XXIV Planches In-4e

    J'ai donne, dans la preface du second volume, les raisons qui me faisaient renoncer a continuer cet ouvrage; mais, depuis, est intervenu le decret du Gouvernement national, du 24 decembre 4876, qui me fournit de nouveau les fonds necessaires pour couvrir annuellement les frais de la publi cation. Je m'empresse de l'en remercier et de me remettre a l'oeuvre.

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  • The End of the Future: The Waning of the High-Tech World

    This book represents the first calm, detailed, and rational description of the imminent end of western industrial civilization as we know it. Despite this alarming premise Gimpel is far from pessimistic, save in the short term: with the sure hand of the historian, he emphasizes how humanity has always recovered from its previous collapses in the past, and will certainly do so again. The unique value of this book is that it gives us a baseline from which we can now work into the future.

    This book represents the first calm, detailed, and rational description of the coming end of our current world culture. The author seeks to show that, particularly when we compare actual technological reality in the 1990s with the heady predictions of futurologists back in the 1960s, technology has levelled off, reached a plateau--even in the leading-edge areas like infomatics, space, and medicine.

    Even that plateau will prove to be temporary, claims Gimpel, and the end of western industrial society as we know it will inevitably ensue. However exceptional, our civilization has no reason to expect that it will evolve any differently from every civilization before it: decadence and decay have engulfed them all, one after the other. The unique value of this book is that it gives us a baseline from which we can now work into the future. The conclusion, which is not pessimistic--save in the short term--points out that humanity has always recovered from such collapses, and gone on again to reach new heights. By way of making his case, Gimpel leaves us with a final simple thought: The future, he asserts, is China.

  • The Modern/Colonial/Capitalist World-System in the Twentieth Century: Global Processes, Antisystemic Movements, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge

    An important building block for further advancing world-system theory, this book considers the theory from the perspectives of global processes and antisystemic movements, feminist theory, and the aftermath of the colonial system. The volume addresses three myths tied to Eurocentric forms of thinking: objectivist and universalist knowledges, the decolonization of the modern world, and developmentalism. All three myths, the authors argue, conceal the continued hierarchical and unequal relations of domination and exploitation between European and Euro-American centers and non-European peripheral regions. In this volume, world-system scholars address these and related aspects of the modern/colonial capitalist world-system.

    Addressing the myth of universalist knowledge, the volume reminds us that our knowledge is situated in the gender, class, racial, and sexual hierarchies of a specific region in the world-system, while the coloniality of power additionally situates our knowledge. The volume further argues that the postcolonial era retains the hierarchy of colonialism, and the possibility of national development without global structural changes is one of the greatest 20th-century myths. Taking these perspectives into consideration, the contributors examine and help to refine classic world-system theory.

  • Principal Photography: Interviews With Feature Film Cinematographers

    By using photography as a storytelling medium, the cinematographer plays a key role in translating a screenplay into images and capturing the director's vision of a film. This volume presents in-depth interviews with 13 prominent cinematographers, who discuss their careers and the art and craft of feature film cinematography. The interviewees--who represent the spectrum of big-budget Hollywood and low-budget independent filmmaking from the sixties through the nineties--talk about their responsibilities, including lighting, camera movement, equipment, cinematic grammar, lenses, film stocks, interpreting the script, the budget and schedule, and the psychological effect of images. Each interview is preceded by a short biography and a selected filmography, which provide the background for a detailed analysis of the photographic style and technique of many highly acclaimed and seminal films.

  • Erpétologie Générale, Ou Histoire Naturelle Complete Des Reptiles, Vol. 7: Deuxième Partie, Comprenant l'Histoire Des Serpents Venimeux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Erpetologie Generale, ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles, Vol. 7: Deuxieme Partie, Comprenant l'Histoire des Serpents Venimeux


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  • The Roots of Christian Festivals

    In The Roots of Christian Festivals, David Self succinctly explains the social, folkloric and historic roots, customs and developments of the major Christian festivals, including those that are more modern in their invention, and shows how the sacred and the secular have fed upon one another to result in the celebrations we have today. A great source of information for teachers and preachers, David Self includes all the major dates, including Christmas Day, Easter, Pentecost, Mothering Sunday and Thanksgiving as well as some of the more obscure, such as Epiphany, Candlemas, Rogationtide, Lammas and All Hallows. The result is an absorbing volume that will prove both enlightening and enjoyable for a wide audience.

  • Les Garnisons de la Barrière Dans Les Pays-Bas Autrichiens (1715-1782): Étude d'Histoire Politique Et Diplomatique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Garnisons de la Barriere dans les Pays-Bas Autrichiens (1715-1782): Etude d'Histoire Politique Et Diplomatique

    Ces deux documents presentent un grand interet, en ce qu'ils relatent avec beaucoup de precision un certain nombre de faits jusqu'ici demeures inconnus.

    Nous eumes d'abord l'intention de prier la Commission royale d'histoire de les publier dans ses Bulletins; mais tandis que nous faisions des recherches complementaires pour elucider certains passages de ces memoires, nous decouvrimes, coup sur coup, de nombreuses pieces d'archives qui jetaient, nous sembla - t-il, une vive lumiere sur une periode peu etudiee de nos annales.

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  • Jesus and Peter: Growing in Friendship with God

    Michael Perham tells the beautiful story of how the friendship between Jesus and Simon Peter developed. This book traces Peter's journey from the moment he answered Jesus' call to his role as a leader in the first Christian communities. Peter's story exemplifies our desire to become God's friends, and the struggles we might experience along the way.

  • Prayers for Peace

    A uniquely wide-ranging selection of prayers and readings drawn from all the major world religions and from over 25 nations. Quotations from the scriptures and spiritual classics of all the major faiths. Extracts from modern authors - from Bonhoeffer to Rowan Williams. All royalties to Amnesty International.

    'Much has happened since the historic day in Assisi when Pope John Paul II invited religious leaders from all over the world for a day of prayer for peace. The need for peace is no less pressing. The dialogue between religions and faiths has moved forward both in importance and in achievements. For both these reasons, the reissue of Prayers for Peace, which draws from a number of the world's great religious traditions, is welcome.'-- Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
    'This collection of prayers and meditations still has the freshness and challenge it had on its first publication, and I welcome the opportunity to commend it to a new generation.' -- Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Histoire de la Politique Commerciale de la France Et de Son Influence sur le Progrès de la Richesse Publique Depuis le Moyen Âge Jusqu'à Nos Jours, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Politique Commerciale de la France Et de Son Influence sur le Progres de la Richesse Publique Depuis le Moyen Age Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Vol. 2

    Mais cela ne suffisait pas les pratiques des accapare ments et les fausses manoeuvres de l'ignorance et de la peur n'etaient pas conjurees par cette grande mesure.

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  • What is Christianity? (Little Book of Guidance)

    Rowan Williams takes you to the heart of what Christianity means for those who practise it, and the hope it offers to the world at large. A book for all who wonder what the Christian faith is all about, and what difference it really makes

  • Abrégé de l'Histoire Du Théâtre François, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'au Premier Juin de l'Année 1780, Vol. 2: Précédé Du Dictionnaire de Toutes Les ... Des Auteurs Dramatiques, Et Du Dictionna

    Excerpt from Abrege de l'Histoire du Theatre Francois, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'au Premier Juin de l'Annee 1780, Vol. 2: Precede du Dictionnaire de Toutes les Pieces de Theatre Jouees Et Imprimees; Du Dictionnaire des Auteurs Dramatiques, Et du Dictionnaire des Acteurs Et Actrices

    LA manie des dramee sombree, Comedie en trois A&es en vers, par M. Le Che valier de Cubieres, reprefentee a Fontainebleau.

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  • Labor in the Puerto Rican Economy: Postwar Development and Stagnation

    This volume is a theoretical and empirical examination of human resource growth and change in postwar Puerto Rico. The study is empirically based, but emphasis is given to econometric results as opposed to econometric methods. The main concern is with issues of economic efficiency. In particular, the book focuses on efficiency in the use of human resources during rapid industrialization. Nonetheless, Santiago subscribes to the notion that economic growth is a necessary but not sufficient condition for economic development. Understanding the larger historical and social processes that encompass economic development requires drawing together, in a multidisciplinary way, information from diverse fields and methodologies. This work helps us to better understand the process of economic development, thus providing directions for practical solutions to the pressing economic problems faced by the majority of the population of the planet.

    Much of the critique of the Puerto Rican development strategy is based on its negative impact on income distribution and the fact that it promotes dependency on the United States. This book concludes that, despite its focus on economic growth and rapid industrialization, Puerto Rico's use of resources has been less than optimal, and that on efficiency grounds, the Puerto Rican development model offers some successes but significant errors for developing nations. This work examines those successes and errors and will instruct both economists and policy makers in development economics, labor economics, and Latin American studies.

  • The Future of Atheism: Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue

    The subject of atheism has been much in the news, following the highly publicized release of radically atheistic books by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. This volume, which contains the transcript of a lively dialogue between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on the topic of the present status of atheism, highlights points of agreement and disagreement between the two. It also provides the reader with an interdisciplinary assessment by a team of philosophers and theologians, of atheism in comparison with Christian theism.

  • Inventaire Des Dessins Exécutés Pour Roger de Gaignières Et Conservés Aux Départements Des Estampes Et Des Manuscrits, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Inventaire des Dessins Executes pour Roger de Gaignieres Et Conserves aux Departements des Estampes Et des Manuscrits, Vol. 2

    Tire des Cordeliers d'angers. Dessin a la plume [monument du. Coeur de Rene d'anjou, roi de Sicile, 1480, et du coeur de Jeanne de Laval, sa seconde femme] Fol. '7.

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  • African American Women And HIV/Aids: Critical Responses

    AIDS is the second-leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 18 and 44. African American women constitute 63% of all cases of AIDS among women in the United States. This volume brings together the collective wisdom of scholars, researchers, and social work professionals dealing with these concerns. Focusing attention on the primary population of women impacted by AIDS, this book presents culturally sensitive responses that meet the specific needs of African American women.

    An historical and current overview of the alarming HIV infection rate among African Americans, in particular women, introduces the crisis. Subsequent chapters highlight HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention strategies that are successfully impacting the African American population. Guided by a feminist perspective and grounded in social construction theory, social work theory, and social work practice, this volume privileges the voice of African American women, the group that is the most disenfranchised--and least accurately represented--in AIDS-related research and writing. This essential guide sheds light on a calamity too often overlooked, making it especially valuable for scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners involved with HIV/AIDS issues in the African American community, and with women's and black studies.

  • African-American Youth: Their Social and Economic Status in the United States

    An in-depth analysis of the contexts of Black youth socialization with emphasis on the intragroup variations in the circumstances, behavior, and experiences of those youth. Taylor and his contributors present a balanced portrait of the majority of Black youth who stay in school, avoid drugs and pregnancy, are employed, and are not involved in crime despite social and economic disadvantages, alongside those unfortunates who are enmeshed in the crucible of social problems. Authored by some of the best African-American researchers in the United States, this volume focuses on the multiple ecologies of Black youth development from school through employment and marriage.

  • Histoire de la Monarchie de Juillet, Vol. 6 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Monarchie de Juillet, Vol. 6

    Lettres particulneres au comte de Flahault, ambassadeur a Vienne. (docu ments inedits.)

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  • The Blue And Gray in Black And White: A History of Civil War Photography

    The first complete narrative history of Civil War photography, this work brings together the remarkable experiences of M.B. Brady, Alexander Gardner, George S. Cook, and other photographers, many of whom had careers stretching back more than two decades to the dawn of American photography in 1839. Step by step throughout the war, American photographers, North and South, advanced their craft to new heights, acting independently, but seemingly as if part of one great team, moved to act by a spirit in their feet. With their wet plate cameras, they produced many firsts, including the first combat action photographs, the first photo essays of news events as they happened, and the first photos deemed so controversial that they were censored by the federal government. Zeller also examines the impact of photography on average Americans.

    The American Civil War was extensively photographed, not only to preserve history, but because the leading American photographers realized that they could make a profit by mass marketing the images. Complete with more than 150 illustrations, including previously unpublished Civil War images, as well as all known Civil War battle action photos, this work fills a huge gap in the history of America's greatest conflict. It tells the stories of the men who created the images that students of history know so well, men whose personal legacies became confused by myths and misinformation, were shrouded in obscurity, or have simply not been documented--until now.

  • Catalogue de la Riche Et Nombreuse Collection de Tableaux Anciens Et Modernes Des Écoles Flamande, Française, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Etc: Délaissée Par M. J.-J. Chapuis (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Catalogue de la Riche Et Nombreuse Collection de Tableaux Anciens Et Modernes des Ecoles Flamande, Francaise, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Etc: Delaissee par M. J.-J. Chapuis

    En ces derniers temps, M. Chapuis s'etait un peu retire dans la solitude, et il ne montrait plus guere sa collection; mais il s'occupait toujours de la maintenir en bon etat, et il y ajoutait meme parfois des trouvailles, qui auront tout le merite de la nouveau te.

    Le nombre considerable des tableaux delaisses par M. Cha puis nous a contraint, pour ne pas retarder davantage la publication de ce catalogue, a ne decrire que sommairement la plupart de ces oeuvres. Nous nous reservons de faire paraitre ulterieurement une notice supplementaire de celles qui n'ont pu trouver place ici.

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  • Technology and Science in Ancient Civilizations

    Why did the Greeks excel in geometry, but lag begin the Mesopotamians in arithmetic? How were the great pyramids of Egypt and the Han tombs in China constructed? What did the complex system of canals and dykes in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley have to do with the deforestation of Lebanon's famed cedar forests? This work presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which the ancients learned about and preserved their knowledge of the natural world, and the ways in which they developed technologies that enabled them to adapt to and shape their surroundings. Covering the major ancient civilizations - those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, the Indus Valley, and Meso-America - Olson explores how language and numbering systems influenced the social structure, how seemingly beneficial construction projects affected a civilization's rise or decline, how religion and magic shaped both medicine and agriculture, and how trade and the resulting cultural interactions transformed the making of both everyday household items and items intended as art. Along the way, Olson delves into how scientific knowledge and its technological applications changed the daily lives of the ancients.

  • Synchronicity: C.G. Jung, Psychoanalysis, and Religion

    Synchronistic events can be explained fully in naturalistic terms. They comprise an instance of the uncanny as they return the individual subjectively to a period when the world, as the good parent, was sympathetically attuned to the individual's wishes and requirements. Jung invoked the spiritual, or the supernatural, or the paranormal to explain synchronicity rather than exploring the early stages of human existence.

    Faber offers a critique of Jung's theory of synchronicity that develops an alternative to demystify synchronistic happenings by explaining them in purely naturalistic terms. The book's larger purpose is to demystify Jung's archetypal psychology and to explain the whole Jungian approach to human behavior in naturalistic terms. Because Jung's psychology is ultimately religious in nature, the book touches generally upon the implications of religion and religious conduct. The book offers the reader an opportunity to ponder the psychological nature of synchronicity either as a spiritual occurrence with paranormal overtones or as a return of the repressed, a mnemonic trace of events that actually transpired in the life of the individual.

  • Common Worship/book of Common Prayer Lectionary 2008

    The Common Worship lectionary for reading the Bible throughout the year is authorized for use in the Church of England. This edition offers the reading scheme in full, including the variations provided to allow its use with the eucharistic provision of the Book of Common Prayer (1662). The lectionary is clearly laid out with CW and BCP routes distinguished at a glance, and a helpful chart to explain the different provisions given. It includes additional information about particular celebrations, rules to order the service and liturgical colours, a note to explain how this lectionary can be used in services following the order of the Book of Common Prayer, and guidance about the choices Common Worship offers.

  • Arsenic Under the Elms: Murder in Victorian New Haven

    A high-profile murder can function as a mirror of an era, and attorney and crime researcher Virginia McConnell provides a fascinating view of Connecticut in Victorian times, as glimpsed through the unrelated, but disturbingly similar murders of two young women near New Haven in the late 1800s. The colorful characters involved in the commission, investigation, and prosecution of these crimes emerge as real, vibrant individuals, and their stories, compelling in themselves, reveal much about Victorian sex and marriage, drugs from arsenic to aphrodisiacs, early forensic medicine, and 19th-century courtroom procedures.

    Both victims in these sensational killings were young women from the New Haven area. The first, Mary Stannard, was a 22-year-old, unmarried mother who worked as a domestic and believed herself to be pregnant for a second time. The man accused of her murder, Reverend Herbert Hayden, was a married lay minister whose seduction of Mary was fairly common knowledge. Upon hearing from Mary of her pregnancy, he assured her he would obtain some quick medicine for an abortion and they agreed to meet in the woods. Mary's body was found clubbed and poisoned, her throat slit; chemical tests revealed she had been given 90 grains of arsenic. Hayden's wife perjured herself on the witness stand to protect him (subsequently becoming a darling of the press) and despite convincing forensic testimony from Yale professors, the minister ultimately went free.

    Three years later, another woman of relatively low social stature was found floating face-down in Long Island Sound off West Haven. This strikingly pretty 20-year-old daughter of a cigar-maker came to be known as The Belle of New Haven, and though she had been seen frequently in the company of young people of questionable character, had never been a loose girl. The autopsy of Jennie Cramer revealed that she had not drowned, but had been savagely raped and poisoned with arsenic just before her death. Three people were put on trial for her murder: two scions of the wealthy Malley department store family, and their prostitute friend from New York. It was believed that the victim was killed to prevent her disclosure of the date rape by one of the young men, but they were likewise acquitted. Arsenic Under the Elms meticulously reviews the evidence, the personalities involved, and the society that produced them, resulting in a mesmerizing contribution to the literature of true crime.

  • Zero Fighter

    This technohistory, a genre invented by the author, is the history of the production and use of the famous Zero fighter aircraft, the finest "dogfighter" in the air for most of World War II. Superbly written with an eye to detail and to the poignant and resonant moment, this poetic, highly charged narrative presents World War II from the Japanese point of view. Ultimately more than the history of an airplane--though the Zero is presented with the grandeur due it--this book is an extremely astute presentation of the Japanese character and world view.

  • Gaufrey: Chanson de Geste; Publiée Pour La Première Fois d'Après Le Manuscrit Unique de Montpellier (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Gaufrey: Chanson de Geste; Publiee pour la Premiere Fois d'Apres le Manuscrit Unique de Montpellier

    Notre poete nous parait avoir eu une predilec tion marquee pour cet enfant de son imagination qu'a toute rencontre il met-en avant et qu'ilne perd jamais de vue, le proposant sans cesse a l'admiration de chacun, present ou absent an moncaut ses exploits futurs ou rappelant ses prouesses passees, lorsque, pour le moment, il ne le fait point agir, et le mettant seul en scene, avec le lutin son pere, dans la partie du poeme ou il introduit le merveilleux feerique.

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  • When Good Kids Kill

    In recent years, the incidence of violent crime committed by teenagers has escalated, a fact that has hardly escaped the news media. When faced with the challenge of understanding and explaining such occurences in the headlines, one is tempted to rely upon the truism: "There are good kids and there are bad kids." Michael D. Kelleher, noted expert on the subject of violence, asserts in When Good Kids Kill that this belief is outdated, oversimplified, and fundamentally wrong. He states that some of the most atrocious murders are, in fact, committed by "good kids" who have never given a prior indication of violence. Kelleher's book is the first to focus exclusively on homicides committed by previously nonviolent teens, exploring many of the prominent criminal cases covered by the media in recent years. Although individual killings are hard to predict, Kelleher's important new work demonstrates that there are categories of crime that can be attributed to good kids who kill; his work shows for the first time that the young perpetrators of murders that fall into these categories share similar backgrounds and experience.

  • Oeuvres de Maitre François Rabelais, Vol. 3: Publiées Sous Le Titre de Faits Et Dits Du Géant Gargantua Et de Son Fils Pantagruel (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de Maitre Francois Rabelais, Vol. 3: Publiees Sous le Titre de Faits Et Dits du Geant Gargantua Et de Son Fils Pantagruel

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  • Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader

    Unprecedented in range and scope, this volume serves as a record of and reference for the development of fantasy literature. Working to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, opening a dialogue wherever possible, Sandner presents the full range of debates concerning the fantastic and its relationship to the sublime, the Gothic, children's literature, romance and comedy, and the purposes of imaginative literature. Introductions to each essay, presented in full or excerpted for the most relevant commentary, situate the reader in the history of fantasy literature and the criticism it has inspired.

    New and important here are the claims for the early development of fantasy literature from the 18th century sublime. Previous histories of the genre regard Romanticism as a limit, but this reader draws from 18th, 19th, 20th, and even 21st century texts, revealing the unimagined scope of the field and developing a map of its early history for the first time. This important new volume presents, ultimately, the development of critical debates about the fantastic and its relationship to literature generally.

  • Flore de Lorraine, Vol. 1: Meurthe, Moselle, Meuse, Vosges (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Flore de Lorraine, Vol. 1: Meurthe, Moselle, Meuse, Vosges

    Une seconde clef analytique, redigee d'apres le systeme sexuel de Linne, sera placee a la fin de l'ouvrage, et fournira egalement un moyen sur et facile d'arriver immediatement a la connaissance du genre.

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  • Dementia from the Inside: A Doctor's Personal Journey of Hope

    Many assume that living with dementia is one long term steady decline. Jennifer s insightful book debunks that myth. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society

    Jennifer Bute was a highly qualified senior doctor in a large clinical practice, whose patients included those with dementia. Then she began to notice symptoms in herself. She was finally given a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia in 2009.

    After resigning as a GP, she resolved to explore what could be done to slow the progress of dementia. The aim of this practical book is to help people who are living with dementia and to give hope to those who are with them on the dementia journey.

    Jennifer believes that her dementia is an opportunity as well as a challenge. Her important insights are that the person inside remains and can be reached, even when masked by the condition, and that spirituality rises as cognition becomes limited.

    The observant physician shines through in Dr Bute's book, while her practical advice reveals the resourcefulness of an inventor. Alzheimer s disease has surely met one of its toughest ever adversaries! Peter Garrard, Professor of Neurology, University of London

  • Fighting for the First Amendment: Stanton of CBS Vs. Congress and the Nixon White House

    Here is an inside look at how a Congressional Committee, supported by the Nixon White House, sought to establish control over broadcast news by investigating editorial news judgment. Frank Stanton, legendary President of CBS, refused to produce outtakes from the award-winning documentary, "The Selling of the Pentagon, " subpoenaed by the Committee in an attempt to condemn the program and CBS. The Committee voted to hold Stanton and CBS in contempt, and the House of Representatives held a full debate on its power to investigate and control broadcast news. Had Stanton not taken up the fight he describes to gain First Amendment protection, broadcast news would have been shaped by Congressional hearings and intimidation. Will new electronic media publishers resist such government efforts on the Information Superhighway? Fighting for the First Amendment can serve as a model for that struggle.

  • American Places: In Search of the Twenty-first Century Campus

    For the college campus, "place" means much more than just geography and physical setting. It is the sum of the experiences, activities, events, and memories that occur within the campus. American institutions of higher education are giving renewed attention to the question of how the quality and character of place can support the endeavors of the institutions. In doing so, campus communities are seeking to reclaim ground that was lost in the decades after World War II, when the traditional virtues of campus coherence, human scale, and place distinction were overtaken by explosive growth in attendance rates and the growing prevalence of automobiles. American Places calls for campuses to be conceived, not only to heighten the quality of the learning experience, but also as working demonstrations of how places everywhere can be transformed into more healthy, humane, civic environments. As campuses and communities are reshaped by societal forces, the campus will endure as a vital civil learning environment well into the 21st century. American Places calls for campuses to be designed, not only to heighten the quality of the learning experience, but also as working demonstrations of ways in which places everywhere can be transformed into more healthy, humane, civic environments. For the college campus, "place" should mean much more than geography and physical setting. It represents the sum of the experiences, activities, events, and memories that occur within the campus boundaries. Today, American institutions of higher education are devoting renewed attention to the question of how the quality and character of place can support their goals. In doing so, campus communities are seeking to reclaim psychological ground that was lost in the decades after World War II, when the traditional virtues of campus coherence, human scale, and place distinction were overtaken by explosive growth in attendance and the growing prevalence of automobiles. The quest to make better places of college campuses has a critical pract

  • The U.S. Media and Yugoslavia, 1991-1995

    This book is a unique contribution to both media studies and contemporary politics. It analyzes the American media's structure and its role in shaping perceptions of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia, and looks at the key issues involved, from self-determination to genocide. Sadkovich sees the failure of the U.S. media and the West as having prolonged and even aggravated the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. This work will prove useful to both the general reader and students of media and current affairs.

  • The Gatekeepers: Federal District Courts in the Political Process

    There are more than 600 Federal district judges serving today, and they decide some 230,000 civil cases each year. About 90% of the decisions they reach are final. Lyles argues that these lower court judges not only influence the flow of information to the judicial hierarchy, but they formulate questions that influence how higher courts, including the Supreme Court, respond. As such they are key elements in the formulation and implementation of public policy. To cite a few examples, they desegregate school districts, run mental institutions and prisons, break up monopolies, and reapportion legislatures.

    Lyles begins by examining the structure and function of federal courts and detailing the history, operation, and purpose of the district courts. He then turns to the selection, nomination, and appointment of district judges. Lyles then analyzes the extent to which presidents might advance policy objectives through their judicial appointments to the district courts. After examining how African-American, Latino, and white judges, male and female, view their roles as policy actors, Lyles concludes with a discussion of the implications of the study. Important for students and scholars of contemporary public policy and the court system.

  • Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, And Typhus

    More than 1.5 million concentration camp prisoners died of typhus, a preventable disease. Despite advances in public health measures to control and prevent typhus outbreaks, German doctors, fueled by their racist ideology and their medieval approach to the disease, used the disease as a form of biological warfare against Jews, Slavs, and gypsies. Jewish hospitals in ghettos were burned along with patients and staff if typhus was present. In concentration camps, even suspected typhus cases were killed in the gas chambers or through intracardiac injections. Typhus vaccines were tested on prisoners deliberately infected with typhus. Only a handful of doctors were ever prosecuted for their crimes.

    Against all odds, Jewish health providers struggled to avoid the worst through innovative steps to save lives. Despite the removal of their equipment, drugs, and other resources, they organized health care and sanitary hygienic measures. Doctors were forced to conceal cases, falsify diagnoses and cause of death in order to save lives. This important study explores the role of the International Red Cross in typhus epidemics during and after World War I and World War II. It details the widespread complicity of foreign companies in the Nazi typhus research. Finally, the author stresses the importance of monitoring and holding accountable the medical profession, researchers, and drug companies that continue to invest in research on biological agents as weapons of war."

  • Church Pocket Book and Diary: Pink 2016

    The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers. Also includes: Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for 2015, with Sunday names for Common Worship and BCP schemes Information on every Anglican Diocese in the UK and the Republic of Ireland Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organisations, including all mainstream denominations.

  • Mémoires Du Marquis de Sourches Sur La Règne de Louis XIV, Vol. 1: Septembre 1681-Décembre 1686 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires du Marquis de Sourches sur la Regne de Louis XIV, Vol. 1: Septembre 1681-Decembre 1686

    Nous livrons pour la premiere fois a la publicite, dans leur entier, les Memoires du marquis de Sourches, dont le texte manuscrit appartient par heritage a M. Le duc des Cars. L'existence de ces Memoires est demeuree long temps ignoree; elle n'etait guere connue hors du cercle restreint des membres de l'illustre maison qui les possedait. Nous devons attribuer a cette circonstance ce fait que le P. Lelong et son continuateur, qui ont signale tant de ma nuscrits inedits de leur temps ou qui le sont encore, les ont passes sous silence dans la Bibliotheque historique de la France.

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  • Jerusalem in the Mind of the Western World, 1800-1948

    This fifth volume of the With Eyes Toward Zion series brings together 19 internationally renowned scholars to interpret how Jerusalem returned to the world stage in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The rediscovery of the Holy Land coincided with the greatest era of Christian missions and the birth of Zionism, and the face of Jerusalem began to change markedly. This volume explores those changes, looking at the influx of travelers and explorers to the Holy Land, and the evolving theological concepts among the various religious groups. This discussion of the rediscovery of the Holy Land delves into an issue that is at the forefront of current world discussion: the meaning of Jerusalem to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

  • Letters to a Candid Inquirer, on Animal Magnetism (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Letters to a Candid Inquirer, on Animal Magnetism

    The following Letters were projected, the plan sketched out, and a part of the work written, in the latter months of 1849. But the translation of Reichenbach's Researches on Magnetism, and other labors, besides my absence abroad in the summer of 1850, have retarded its completion. This I do not regret: . First, because, in the interval, Mr. Lewis and Dr. Darling, whose interesting experiments are fully no ticed, have visited Edinburgh; and secondly, because, partly in consequence of this, many of our scientific men have become convinced that there are many facts in Animal Magnetism, too long neglected, which must be investigated. Indeed several of them have actually commenced observa tions on the subject.

    In later times, Animal Magnetism was first prominently brought before the British public by Mr. J. C. Colquhoun.

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  • The Social Psychology of Prejudice

    This volume provides a comprehensive and concise overview on the nature and causes of prejudice. The importance of a scientific understanding of prejudice and racism, different approaches to the definition and conceptualization of prejudice, and the relation of prejudice and behavior are considered. John Duckitt also contributes a unique historical analysis of social scientific understandings of prejudice. He integrates an otherwise confusing mass of popular theories and perspectives into a coherent explanatory framework and develops this into a systemic multilevel approach to the problem of reducing prejudice in society and individuals.

    From Duckitt's perspective, prejudices are remarkable not in their existence, but in their ubiquity--the ease with which they can be aroused, their variety of expression, and the tenacity with which they are held. He demonstrates that, although it is unlikely that the universal psychological processes which underlie a fundamental propensity for prejudice can be changed, the degree to which they come to be expressed can be: at the level of social structure and intergroup relations, in the social influences to which individuals are exposed, and in individual susceptibility. The Social Psychology of Prejudice will be of particular use to social scientists in the fields of psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology.

  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Des Sciences Médicales, Vol. 17: Cho-CLé (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 17: Cho-Cle

    Jusqu a present on ne peut se faire une idee precise du role et de la significa tion physiologique de la cholesterine dont il n'a ete fait aucune application im portante. P. Sch.

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  • Applied Graphology: A Textbook on Character Analysis From Handwriting, for the Practical Use of the Expert, the Student, and the Layman Arranged in ... Which Is Added an Appendix (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Applied Graphology: A Textbook on Character Analysis From Handwriting, for the Practical Use of the Expert, the Student, and the Layman Arranged in Form for Ready Reference, to Which Is Added an Appendix

    All graphologists aim to use definite terms to express the shade of meaning intended, fitting generic or denotative expres sions to the particular requirement of the case.

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  • Fragile Mystics: Reclaiming a Prayerful Life

    Fragile Mystics reworks traditional concepts of prayer and gives them a contemporary 'spin'. Like Steel Angels, it draws on the author's own experience as a Christian priest and offers illustrations from the world of visual arts, film and contemporary culture. It includes some biblical examples, and connects present day yearnings and wrestling's as a 'person who wants to pray better' with those of the mystics and holy people from the Christian past. It is about 'reclaiming' and transforming our inner spaces so that we have a renewed and hopeful approach to life and ministry. Each chapter has a short, sharp contemporary title, with a further subtitle to unpack the content, and ends with ideas for both individuals and leaders on how to put the concept under discussion into practice.

  • Des Méthodes Dans Les Sciences de Raisonnement, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Des Methodes dans les Sciences de Raisonnement, Vol. 4

    Ici se trouvent des considerations que ne presentent pas les sciences des nombres et de l'etendue celles de temps, de mouvement, et de cause.

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  • Photojournalism and Foreign Policy: Icons of Outrage in International Crises

    David Perlmutter examines concerns over the interplay of pictures in the press, elite decision-making and public opinion on foreign policy. His focus is on certain celebrated, indelible images that, it is said, sum up famous events, provoke moral outrage, mobilize public opinion, and spur government action: the icons of outrage. Discourse elites thrust greatness upon such images as well as frame their meaning and interpretation. The public only plays a marginal role in making icons; ordinary readers and viewers are, however, often resistant or indifferent to elite interpretation and pretensions of outrage.

    To explore these ideas, Professor Perlmutter offers a series of case studies in crises in American foreign policy and the images that came to define and affect them: the Tet offensive in 1968, the Tiananmen events of 1989, and the Somalia intervention of 1992-1994. In each case, icons became sites of political struggle and argumentation, tools of policy rather than masters of it. Actual effects on public opinion are rarely found. Presidents, diplomats, pundits, and journalists, when confronting news images, apply a first person effect, projecting onto all of America or even the whole world their personal reaction to an icon. As Perlmutter shows, the influence of icons of outrage lies in their ability to focus debate, not in any power of visual determinism. He concludes that rather than worrying about how pictures affect policy, more attention should be paid to how politicians manage, frame, and spin images to win support for policies. A provocative study for students, scholars, and the public concerned with visual communication, the mass media, and current international affairs.

  • Saints, Signs and Symbols

    This handbook, enlarged for the second edition, contains all the main symbols used in the Church with notes on their origin, meaning and colouring. The book includes a section on the saints, which includes brief biographical details.

  • For the Love of Teddi: The Story Behind Camp Good Days and Special Times

    Teddi Mervis lost her fight with cancer when she was 12 years old. Beginning with the diagnosis of her brain tumor, the story tells of her three-year battle for life--a struggle she eventually lost. Although Teddi passed away, her memory inspired those who had helped her to deal with her suffering to band together to aid other children who are facing cancer.

    These people and thousands of others inspired by Teddi's story--from construction workers to college students to bank presidents--helped form an organization whose primary purpose is to make the lives of children as happy and rewarding as possible. The organization, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., has become one of the largest and most successful organizations of its kind in the world. It is credited with breaking down the barriers for children with cancer and creating pioneering new programs. The 2001 Edition carries the story forward from 1990 with new photographs and an afterword. This book serves to teach and guide those who must cope with the devastating ordeal of childhood cancer.

  • Advancing Futures: Futures Studies in Higher Education

    What is Futures Studies, what are the theories and methods underlying the field? What are its basic concepts and metaphors, and how is it related to other academic fields? These are the core questions addressed in this book by a comprehensive assembly of distinguished scholars. They explore the enigma of why Futures Studies, despite its growing maturity as an intellectual endeavor, after more than three decades of groundbreaking work, still struggles for institutional acceptance. Together these contributors paint a picture of Futures Studies not so much a product of the stale intellectual heritage of the 20th century, but as a vibrant harbinger of intellectual perspectives sure to gain wider currency in the 21st.

    Drawing on their backgrounds in fields as diverse as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, management, and human ecology, this international line-up of contributors includes world systems theorist Immanuel Wallerstein, philosopher Peter Manicas, management professor Bill Halal, and industrial sociologist Arthur Shostak.

  • Fire and Blood: Rubies in Myth, Magic, and History

    The ruby is the world's most precious and rare stone. For the ancient Hindus, the ruby was Rajnapura: the Gem of Gems, at whose heart surges an eternal, unquenchable flame. Yet, for all its rarity and beauty, the ruby has always been a slightly sinister stone. Indian legend says the ruby was born from the blood of a demon. Indeed, the ruby is very close to a wild, living being: fiery, passionate, and dangerous. It has been at the center of love and wars, a symbol of passion, greed, and strong magic. Ancient sages and modern crystal healers have credited it with strange powers--from the granting of prophetic insight to protecting one from bullets. It has long been part of the human journey: coveted, fought over, and feared. Morgan considers all the beautiful and terrifying facets of this magnificent stone: scientific, economic, mythological, and spiritual. She discusses the great stones and great heists of the ruby world--and the famous fakes, too--the great Black Prince and renowned Timur. She closes with a discussion of the making of synthetic rubies and the laser beam.

  • A Spring Within Us: A Year of Daily Meditations

    'The water I give will be a spring within you - welling up into infinite life.' John 4.14

    In these daily reflections, Richard Rohr invites us to rediscover the spring hidden inside each one of us. He reminds us of God's indwelling presence and that we are inherently beloved. Remembering who we truly are is a gradual, lifelong journey: Fr Richard offers insights to ease the process and lead us back to our Source.

    Although each life moves at its own pace and in different ways, our growth does follow a common sequence - from innocence, through inevitable brokenness, to putting ourselves back together, and, ultimately, to ripening into union with self, God, the world and others.

    The author explores each stage, drawing from Scripture, Christian mystics, non-dual teachers from various faiths, and wisdom from other fields such as psychology, science, the Enneagram and the Twelve Steps. He is not teaching new concepts so much as framing them in a way that resonates with our intuitive wisdom, the truth that our souls already know.

    Each week concludes with a unique invitation to contemplative practice. Throughout the book, Fr. Richard also calls us to compassionate action: the spiritual journey is not merely for our own transformation, but for the healing of the world.

  • Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert: Three Inspirational Saints

    This rousing volume explores the lives and interweaving stories of Aidan, Bede and Cuthbert. After an introduction which tells appropriately of David Adam's ordination in Durham Cathedral, there are four chapters on each.

  • Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church

    While scholars have long regarded the second century as one of the most decisive stages in the history of Christianity, there are no introductory surveys devoted solely to this critical period. This book fills this gap by providing an accessible and informative look at the complex and foundational issues faced by an infant church still trying to determine its identity. These issues included battles over heresy and orthodoxy, the development of the canon, the transmission of the Christian scriptures, and more. The church's response to these issues not only determined its survival, but it determined the kind of Church it would be for generations to come.

  • Maison Rustique Du Xixe Siècle, Vol. 1: Encyclopédie d'Agriculture Pratique, Contenant Les Meilleures Méthodes de Culture Usitées Particulièrement En ... Agriculture Proprement Dite (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Maison Rustique du Xixe Siecle, Vol. 1: Encyclopedie d'Agriculture Pratique, Contenant les Meilleures Methodes de Culture Usitees Particulierement en France, en Angleterre, en Allemagne Et en Flandre; Agriculture Proprement Dite

    Art. 111. Choix des especes pour la formation des her Choix des plantes eu egard ala nature du terrain. Il).

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  • Lectio Divina - the Sacred Art

    Lectio divina, which means sacred reading, is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. In recent years there has been a reclaiming of the riches of contemplative prayer forms of Western traditions. Through the practice of lectio divina you become present to each moment in a heart-centred way. Gradually, the practice of lectio expands your capacity to sense God's presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner breaks open the movements of this spiritual practice. She makes them accessible to the contemporary reader who longs for a more pervasive experience of the holy in the everyday but lives far away from the sanctuary of a monastery.

  • Knowing Jesus (SPCK Classic)

    This classic book asks what it is to know Jesus. It will enable thinking Christians to ask new questions about their faith, their reading of the New Testament, and the theology of redemption.

  • Catalogue Sommaire Du Musée de Moulages Pour l'Histoire de l'Art Antique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Catalogue Sommaire du Musee de Moulages pour l'Histoire de l'Art Antique

    Pour faciliter le remaniement des salles, a quoi oblige tou jours plus ou moins l'arrivee de moulages nouveaux, et sur tout afin de rendre plus commode l'etude des oeuvres, au Cours des lecons faites aux etudiants, tous les socles (sauf pour les statues d'une taille colossale et d'un poids exceptionnel) sont montes sur roulettes et peuvent etre deplaces et tournes sans effort.' Les socles des grandes statues sont generalement bas, de facon que l'oeuvre se prete mieux a - uh examen detaille. Beaucoup de tetes isolees sont posees sur un piedestal en forme de colonne, que termine un plateau tournant.

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  • Traité de Médecine Légale, Vol. 3: Première Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Medecine Legale, Vol. 3: Premiere Partie

    M. Devergie, qui a adopte cette definition, quoi qu'il en dise, blame toutefois l'expression de corps vivant, a laquelle il sub stitne les mots corps de l'homme, se fondant sur ce que telle matiere est veneneuse pour un animal et ne l'est pas pour l'homme. Moi qui sais qu'une definition n'est reellement bonne que lorsqu'elle embrasse tous les cas je me garderai bien d'imiter cet auteur, et au lieu de ne l'appliquer qu'a l'homme je l'etendrai a tous les etres vivans; qu'importe que telle sub stance veneneuse pour tels animaux ne le soit pas pour d'autres? Elle sera un poison pour les premiers et nullement pour les der niers, tandis qu'une autre substance pourra etre veneneuse pour ceux - ci et ne pas l'etre pour d'autres. La discussion placee sur ce terrain donne evidemment tort a M. Devergie, dont la defi nition n'embrasse qu'un seul cas.

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  • Lament for a Son

    Nicholas Wolterstorff's 25 year-old son Eric was killed in a mountaineering accident in the Alps, and this book charts his agonized response to the sense of irrevocable loss and absence that began with the numbing news of Eric's death. Eschewing pious sentiment for a much more honest and tough-minded approach to the appalling irreversibility of death, and exploring all the facets of his experience, the author rejects any easy options in the attempt to place his grief in a Christian context.

  • The Cockleshell Pilgrim: A Medieval Journey to Compostela

    In 1986, the skeleton of a medieval man dressed as a pilgrim was found in Worcester Cathedral. His name was Robert Sutton the dyer, and he was once a pilgrim to Compostela. But what did he see on the way and what thoughts might have inspired him? How did his journey compare with that of modern pilgrims? Katherine Lack skilfully weaves together the handful of surviving medieval pilgrim accounts with evidence from contemporary records to recreate the journey Sutton might have made in the spring of 1423.

  • Sense of Sacrament, The - Movement and Measure in Art and Music, Place and Time

    This volume examines the sacramental element in a wide range of areas - fine art, music, topography and time. Contributors focus on the sense of the holy in their different fields. This study should appeal to all those interested in spirituality, music, liturgy and art.

  • Encyclopédie Méthodique, Vol. 4: Botanique; Supplément (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Encyclopedie Methodique, Vol. 4: Botanique; Supplement

    Six etamines; les filamens-tres - courts; les antheres ovales, prefque de la Longueur des pe tales; le r-ud1mt d'un ova1re fort peut.

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  • Closer to Truth: Science, Meaning, and the Future

    Explore the latest scientific research, philosophical thinking, and expressions of human creativity. Some of the world's most esteemed experts--Nobel laureates, best-selling authors, and renowned scholars--engage in spontaneous and intimate conversations that combine hard facts with an inspiring, and breathtaking, look into our future. Based on the public television program of the same name, Closer To Truth features distinguished specialists who forcefully debate provocative subjects that have broad ramifications for the population at large: Who gets to validate alternative medicine? How does basic science support national security? Can we believe in both religion and science? At the heart is the question: how will scientific advances and the philosophical issues they create affect the individual as well as humanity as a whole?

    Closer To Truth: Science, Meaning, and the Future explores the latest scientific research, philosophical thinking, and expressions of human creativity. Some of the world's most esteemed experts--Nobel laureates, best-selling authors, and renowned scholars--engage in spontaneous and intimate conversations that combine hard facts with an inspiring--and breathtaking--look into our future. Based on the public television program of the same name, Closer To Truth features distinguished specialists who forcefully debate provocative subjects that have broad ramifications for the population at large: Who gets to validate alternative medicine? How does basic science support national security? Can we believe in both religion and science? At the heart is the question: how will scientific advances and the philosophical issues they create affect the individual as well as humanity as a whole?

    Whether the subject is the meaning of human consciousness, the ethics of testing experimental drugs on sick people, scientific thinking versus religious beliefs, or how music may help mental development, Closer To Truth uncovers exciting new lines of inquiry and offers fresh perspectives. Participants include Nobel laureates Murray Gell-Mann and David Baltimore; authors Michael Crichton, Octavia Butler, and David Brin; astrophysicists Alan Guth and Neil deGrasse Tyson; planetary scientist Bruce Murray; physicist Steven Koonin; quantum theorist Seth Lloyd; molecular biologist Lucy Shapiro; neuroscientists Nancy Andreasen, Terry Sejnowski, and Christof Koch; psychiatrist Leslie Brothers; Psychology Today's Robert Epstein; musicologists Jeanne Bamberger and Robert Freeman; ethicist Alexander Capron; skeptic Michael Shermer; theologian Nancey Murphy; and Islamic scientist Muzaffar Iqbal.

  • Bibliographie Instructive, Ou Traité de la Connoissance Des Livres Rares Et Singuliers, Vol. 2: Contenant Un Catalogue Raisonné de la Plus Grande ... La République Des Lettres, Depuis l'Inven

    Excerpt from Bibliographie Instructive, ou Traite de la Connoissance des Livres Rares Et Singuliers, Vol. 2: Contenant un Catalogue Raisonne de la Plus Grande Partie de Ces Livres Precieux, Qui Ont Paru Successivement dans la Republique des Lettres, Depuis l'Invention de l'Imprimerie, Jusques a Nos Jours; Belle-Lettres

    Edition rare 1'originale de ce Livre. Les Cu deux les Savans en font beaucoup de cas mai:, il eft difficile (1 en trouver des exemplaires.

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  • Sustainable Global Communities in the Information Age: Visions from Futures Studies

    Because the Information Age is so extremely different from the Industrial Age, the socioeconomic systems that will evolve will be different as well. The systems based on capitalist market economies and socialist planned economies proved to be neither sustainable nor community based. The scholars who contributed to this volume, including Nobel Laureates and other leaders in diverse fields, consciously look to new socioeconomic systems that would be sustainable and would be community-based.

    The failure of the Industrial Age is partly due to the education system peculiar to that age, which only values highly fragmented specialists, without questioning the interrelationships of professions and fragmented viewpoints. In the emerging Information Age, a new type of higher-education system, one focused on holistic viewpoints, is needed to unify fragmented professions. This and other future-oriented visionary perspectives emerge from this collection--one that will be of great value to all researchers and thinkers concerned with the new opportunities arising from the emerging Information Age.

  • Jupiter's Ghost: Next Generation Science Fiction

    The why's and what-if's of scientific inquiry constitute the core of science fiction, the purpose of which is to further explore these questions from every imaginable angle. Gregory L. Zentz affirms this connection between science and fiction, showing how integral a grasp of the theoretical and practical sciences is to an understanding of science fiction. Zentz provides a holistic, rather than a literary or a sociological analysis, thereby focussing on the genre of science fiction as a reflection of scientific and philosophical paradigms, both past and present.

    By outlining the history of science fiction literature from the ancients to the present, Zentz parallels the changes in its scope and vision with the progress of scientific research and discovery. Central to the text is the rapidly shifting and increasingly intricate nature of modern scientific knowledge and how difficult it is for science fiction writers to incorporate that knowledge into their works. These problems are addressed, and possible solutions are suggested. Jupiter's Ghost is an excellent resource for teachers and students of science fiction as well as devoted science fiction readers interested in exploring the conceptual framework in which the genre is grounded.

  • Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876

    Whether newly-freed slaves could be trusted to own firearms was in great dispute in 1866, and the ramifications of this issue reverberate in today's gun-control debate. This is the only comprehensive study ever published on the intent of the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment and of Reconstruction-era civil rights legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, this is the most detailed study ever published about the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment to incorporate and to protect from state violation any of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, even including free speech. Paradoxically, the Second Amendment is virtually the only Bill of Rights guarantee not recognized by the federal courts as protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Through legislative and historical records generated during the Reconstruction epoch (1866-1876), Halbrook shows the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment and of civil rights legislation to guarantee full and equal rights to blacks, including the right to keep and bear arms.

  • The Secret Middle Ages: Discovering the Real Medieval World

    Using the wealth of medieval art, much of it unseen or ignored by museums and art historians, Jones paints a compelling picture of life as imagined by the masses between 1200 and 1500. The civilization that emerges is both like and unlike our own, one teeming with the richness of life and its contradictions. In contrast to most medieval studies, Jones does not focus exclusively on religious or aristocratic art, but looks instead to the products of popular and folk art, such as jewelry, tableware, illustrations, carvings, and textiles. All evoke the vivid creative imagination and strong visual culture of the middle ages.

    This book offers a major reassessment of the high medieval period. Medievalists and those interested in the history of language and customs will find it to be essential reading. Richly illustrated, it provides a brilliant and evocative picture of medieval Europe by a leading authority on medieval folklore. As Jones writes, gems and precious metals may dazzle the eye, but a pewter brooch, though it may look tawdry, is of more real significance and tells us more about the middle ages than a treasure chest of royal jewels.

  • The Dawkins Delusion? - Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine

    World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: 'If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down'. The volume has received wide coverage, fuelled much passionate debate and caused not a little confusion. Alister McGrath is ideally placed to evaluate Dawkins' ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins' critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued response deals with questions such as: Is faith intellectual nonsense? Are science and religion locked in a battle to the death? Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically? Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises - including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

  • Correspondance Du Ministre de l'Intérieur Relative Au Commerce, Aux Subsistances Et a l'Administration Générale (16 Avril-14 Octobre 1792): Annotée (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Correspondance du Ministre de l'Interieur Relative au Commerce, aux Subsistances Et A l'Administration Generale (16 Avril-14 Octobre 1792): Annotee

    Le registre conserve aux Archives nationales sous.la 'coteif 12' 1 78 qui renferme la correspondance du Ministre de'l'iateiieur, d'avril a octobre 1 79 2 relative au commerce, aux m'anufactures, aux subsistances et autres objets d'administration generale dans les attributions de la 6? division merite d'autant plus de retenir l'attention qu'il est le seul de cette correspondance qui Soit arrive jusqu'a nous atravers les orages de la periode revolutionnaire et les multiples causes de destruction qui ont atteint les archives de nos ministeres, surtout celles du Ministere de l'interieur.

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  • Oeuvres de Jean Racine, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

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    D'autres ont feint que Diane ayant eu pitie de cette jeune princesse l'avolt enlevee et portee dans la Tauride au moment qu'on l'alloit sacrifier, et que la deesse avoit fait trouver en sa place ou une biche, ou une autre victime de cette nature. Euripide suivi cette fable, et Ovide l'a mise au nombre des metamorphoses.

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  • La Science Des Négocians Et Teneurs de Livres: Ou Instruction Générale Pour Tout Ce Qui Se Pratique Dans Les Comptoirs Des Négocians, Tant Pour Les ... Et Chez Les Financiers Pour Les Comptes

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    Oblong 8vo. Xvj, 760pp. With plate, decorative tailpieces. Contem porary cali. Label gilt on spine (rubbed). Small hole on p.1 not affecting text, some browning and foxing, otherwise good copy with the signature of a former owner on the tit1e-page and endpaper.

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  • Terence Conran

    This authorized biography provides a detailed look at Sir Terence Conran, founder of Habitat and the Conran Shop, and successful restaurateur of the 1990s. It covers his prodigious influence on the design and restaurant businesses and it includes Conran's own analysis of the difficult times.

  • The Naked Clone: How Cloning Bans Threaten Our Personal Rights

    Banning therapeutic and reproductive cloning jeopardizes more than cloning itself. The constitutional principles intertwined with cloning embrace such vital liberties as personal autonomy, privacy, reproduction, and freedom of expression. Properly understood, cloning is essentially the same as other forms of assisted reproduction. Procrustean bans on cloning implicate and indirectly threaten numerous key personal interests, including abortion, in vitro fertilization, same-sex adoption, and surrogacy. A government allowed to preemptively isolate and censor medico-scientific research into cloning may be emboldened to shut down other forms of disfavored inquiry and expression as well.

    Much of the animosity toward cloning is based on unfounded fear, science-fiction fantasy, moralistic bias, and slippery slope predictions, most of which is scientifically untenable or already illegal. Yet when people are cloned, they will in fact be less similar than identical twins; genetics aren't everything. Differing environments produce differing people, and human clones--distinct individuals--will be entitled to the same human rights and legal protections that have protected individuals for centuries. Kunich establishes the pressing need to evaluate cloning in a rational scientific and legal manner, before the extreme opposition sprouting from fear and misunderstanding, which has already led to several state laws, results in an unconstitutional federal ban.

  • Orthodoxy for Today

    In recent years there has been a gap in the market for a basic, modern introduction to the Orthodox faith. This book is progressive, whilst faithful to Orthodox teaching and practice. With enthusiasm and balance it covers the background and context of the Orthodox faith and churches, the traditional beliefs, the liturgy and prayer, the awareness of ecological issues.

  • Finding Grace At The Center - The Beginning of Centering Prayer

    Centering Prayer focuses attention on God's presence within and moves on to discover His presence everywhere else. This volume will help those familiar with Centering Prayer and those learning about it for the first time to explore how it can strengthen and deepen their faith. The book offers three simple rules of Centering Prayer as well as guidelines on posture and relaxation, reflection on the prayer of The Cloud of Unknowing and will help cultivate Centering Prayer in all aspects of life.

  • The War on Privacy

    In today's globalized society, the war on terror has negatively affected privacy rights not just in the United States, but everywhere. When privacy rights are curtailed around the world, American efforts to spread freedom and democracy are hindered, and as a consequence, Americans are less secure in the world. Ironically, the erosion of individual privacy rights, here and abroad, has been happening in the name of enhancing national security. This book sheds light on this apparent contradiction, and argues that governments must do more to preserve privacy rights while endeavoring to protect their citizens against future terrorist attacks.

    It is easy to forget that prior to 9/11, privacy rights were on the march. Plans were in the works, in the areas of legislation and regulation, to protect personal privacy from both governmental intrusion and corporate penetration. The need for such protections arose from the swift advances in information technology of the 1990s. But the attacks of 9/11, and the responses of governments to this new level of the terrorist threat, put an end to all that. Not only is privacy no longer emphasized in legislation, it is being eroded steadily, raising significant questions about the handling of personal information, surveillance, and other invasions into the private lives of ordinary citizens.

  • Étude Sur Robert Garnier: Thèse (Classic Reprint)

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    Robert Garnier, si celebre comme poete tragique pendant la seconde moitie du seizieme siecle, si peu connu aujourd'hui, n'offre pas seulement cet interet de curiosite qui s'attache aux origines de l'art; il doit etre place au premier rang parmi les ecrivains erudits dont les louables tentatives, inspirees par la Renaissance, eurent pour but et pour effet de ressusciter en France la tragedie antique. Sans rien enlever de leur gloire aux genies createurs, on ne saurait meconnaitre ce qu'il a fallu d'ef forts souvent ingrats et d'imitation patiente pour preparer les chefs-d'oeuvre. Or, parmi ceux qui ont commence a frayer la voie a Corneille, nul -n'a mieux merite du theatre que Robert Garnier, nul n'offre meme autant d'analogies avec le plus sublime et le plus moral de nos poetes, au point de vue du talent, du caractere et des sujets traites.

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  • Transforming Preaching: The Sermon as a Channel for God's Word

    Rooted in a clear understanding of the indispensable authority of God's word, Transforming Preaching provides a wealth of practical wisdom and advice for anyone approaching the task of preaching for the first time. It also serves as a useful refresher for all who want to increase the effectiveness of their preaching ministry. Basing his advice on the latest research into the way people listen, learn and grow in the Christian life, David Heywood looks at ways of constructing and delivering more successful sermons, while also providing a stimulating guide to the principles and benefits of interactive preaching.

  • Places of Pilgrimage

    Places of Pilgrimage is a record of the travels of artist Ian Scott Massie, as he seeks out the spirit of place of over seventy locations around Britain. In words and paintings, he explores the personality of these sites explaining, for example, what he feels on the spot where Saint Cuthbert's coffin rooted itself to the earth, or the visions conjured up on crossing the sands to Holy Island. Some places, which have already been interpreted by people such as A. E. Houseman, Vaughn Williams and Stanley Spencer, are presented afresh. Some are very personal choices: the landscapes painted by Paul Nash (who grew up in the same area as the artist); the village where Laurie Lee wrote Cider with Rosie; the boathouse where Dylan Thomas composed Under Milk Wood, and the industrial landscape which inspired L. S. Lowry. Some are traditional pilgrimage sites, like Lindisfarne, Durham and Canterbury; some are places which have other holds over the visitor - the stones of Avebury, the battlefield of Culloden, the tree where Robin Hood assembled his merry men.

  • Strange Glory: A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    This elegantly written biography offers the most intimate, detailed, rounded and supremely human portrait yet painted of the great Christian thinker and martyr. Draws on writings only recently made accessible - including the correspondence between Bonhoeffer and his teen-age fiance, Maria von Wedemeyer. Fresh insights into the duplicity into which Bonhoeffer was drawn, with intriguing quotes from the bogus diary and letters he composed to distract the Gestapo from his real activities. Packed with fascinating extracts from Bonhoeffer's own letters and papers, creating a vivid sense of the momentous times in which he lived, and of his innermost thoughts and feelings at any given moment.

  • Women, Ethics and the Workplace

    As women are entering the workforce in record numbers, there is an urgent need to address the specific ethical problems that working women face. Providing a conceptual framework from which practical issues can be addressed, the authors focus on sexual harassment, comparable worth, leadership, advertising, and working-class women. Theoretical concepts, applied cases, personal narratives, statistical data and charts are all included in this wide ranging treatment of ethics and working women. This is not merely a summary of others' work; it is a book that will frame debates on gender, ethics, business, and economics and serve as an exemplar for the critical treatment of basic human concerns.

  • Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communities: A Sociological Analysis

    American society is culturally diverse with a variety of religious denominations, sects, cults, and self-help groups vying for members. This volume analyzes nine of these groups, chosen both for their intrinsic interest and because they illustrate a variety of sociological concepts. The groups included in this study are: Heaven's Gate, Jesus People USA, the Love Family, The Farm, Amish Women, Scientology, El Nino Fidencio, Santeria, and Freedom Park. The contributors are social scientists with first-hand knowledge of the groups they examine.

  • Londres, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Londres, Vol. 4

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  • Praying Like A Woman

    Praying Like A Woman is the expression of one woman's journey through life and faith, yet its themes of struggle, suffering, and joy, are universal. It is both intensely personal, and also appealing and relevant to all women. 'My hope is that whoever picks up this book may be encouraged - to pray as and who they are, towards who they may yet become.' Nicola Slee. The collection contains prayers, poems, songs, psalms, canticles, litanies, laments and creeds, as well as personal reflections. The areas covered include traditional areas for prayer, but also diverge into more specific themes, particularly relevant for women - such as the body and health. Praying Like A Woman is ideal for women who want to explore and develop their faith.

  • Inside the Minds of Health-Care Serial Killers: Why They Kill

    In 2004, Charles Cullen was arrested and charged in the deaths of more than 30 patients in his care. Crossing several jurisdictions in seven counties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he was stopped after a fifteen-year spree at ten institutions. While many people do not think of healthcare workers as serial killers, their profession is disproportionately represented among the serial killer population, and they tend to be more prolific than other serial killers, having more opportunities, better cover, and easy alibis. Healthcare professionals who kill have learned how to exploit the atmosphere of trust in the healthcare community and to hasten deaths that may go unnoticed in an already vulnerable arena. This book delves into the world of the healthcare serial killer, looking at the special characteristics of the different groups of murderers, the motives, the methods, and the outcomes.

    Crime specialists have long suspected that many healthcare serial killers have gone undetected. Because it is easier to cover up their crimes, it is harder to uncover that a crime has even been committed. Here, Ramsland identifies some of the warning signs that a serial killer may be on the loose in a healthcare setting. Further, she offers suggestions for reform in the healthcare and criminal justice communities that would help identify potential killers before they have a chance to strike, or strike again. Using numerous real-life cases in every chapter, she provides a fuller picture of this most deadly type of serial killer and helps readers understand how they work, and how they can be stopped.

  • The Manager As Change Leader

    In The Manager as Change Leader, Ann Gilley examines the complexities of change from the manager's perspective, providing readers with the tools to help themselves, their employees, and their colleagues successfully engage in the change efforts that will propel their organizations into the future. In a challenge to traditional approaches--which presume that organizational change will occur once an initiative has been launched--Gilley focuses on the challenges that managers face when others resist change, before, during, and even after the process has been implemented. She explains that resistance to change is natural and inevitable, and offers practical approaches to overcoming organizational inertia, focusing on the specific skills in leadership, management, problem solving, communication, and personal relationships that contribute to successful change. Featuring a wide array of diagnostic and development tools, worksheets, and references, The Manager as Change Leader will become an indispensable resource for any manager faced with leading or navigating a change program, whether large scale or small.

    To say that businesses today must contend with constant change is an understatement. New technologies, new competitors, new markets, new products, new employees--if your company is not already anticipating their impact you've fallen behind the curve. And yet, as managers acknowledge, and even embrace, change as a reality of organizational life, the success rate of change efforts is perilously low. In The Manager as Change Leader, Ann Gilley examines the complexities of change from the manager's perspective, providing readers with the tools to help themselves, their employees, and their colleagues successfully engage in the change efforts that will propel their organizations into the future.

  • The Foresight Principle: Cultural Recovery in the 21st Century

    Why do things always get harder before they get easier? Why is foresight useful? What are the real megatrends? What does foresight really cost? Who should support it? These and other questions form the backbone of this strongly argued and thoroughly referenced work from the highly experienced educational futurist Richard A. Slaughter of the Futures Study Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Abregé de la Philosophie de Gassendi, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

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  • AIDS Education: Reaching Diverse Populations

    Since the time AIDS and HIV infection were first discovered, no medical cures have been developed. It became clear early on that education would be the cornerstone in the fight against AIDS, and that assessment remains true in the 1990s. This book describes how to tailor HIV education and prevention efforts to specific communities, including how to identify those most at risk, what types of interventions are most appropriate to those communities, how to engage those most at risk, and the role of participatory evaluation in determining the effectiveness of community education efforts.

  • Twelve Step Programs: A Contemporary American Quest for Meaning and Spiritual Renewal

    Twelve Step Programs are significant features in the American landscape. Their popularity compels us to take them seriously. This book studies one such program, Al-Anon, which was founded in 1951 by wives of alcoholics who were struggling with the effects of alcoholism on themselves and their families. In the 1990s its scope was broadened to include husbands, grown children, lovers, friends, and anyone else affected by another's drinking or chemical use. This study used an ethnographic approach: it reveals that Al-Anon and similar groups act as sites of spiritual renewal and moral reconstruction for primarily white, middle-class, middle-aged, Protestant Americans who report experiencing a crisis of identity. Investigating Twelve Step Programs lends further insight into the cultural crisis affecting many Americans as well as the strategies some have found to make sense of their lives.

  • Profiles from Prison: Adjusting to Life Behind Bars

    Written by an inmate serving 45 years for a drug conviction when he was 23, this is an in-depth view living behind bars from the perspective of prisoners themselves. Sections of the book are based on length of imprisonment. Prisoners in Fort Dix, N.J., detail their unique experiences, thoughts, and feelings about life on the inside. Some describe the actions that lead to their confinement, or detail the complexities of living in all-male communities. Others reveal the ways they cope with their terms, or the expectations they have for life after prison.

    Santos offers the gripping stories of men serving a variety of terms, providing commentary and analysis as he guides readers through the prison experience. How men adjust to their confinement, and how they utilize their time while serving their sentences, can be a predictor of future success or failure both in prison and society upon their release. Through these often-difficult accounts, readers gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a prisoner, and how the system itself can contribute to both positive adjustment and negative outcomes alike.

  • The Regulatory Economics of Title Insurance

    Title insurance is central to the health of the home mortgage market and the commerical real estate business, and its regulation has a profound impact on the prices that consumers pay for title insurance and the kinds of coverages that are available. Dr. Lipshutz provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the key economic policy issues that arise in regulating this small but critical segment of the insurance industry. This is the first book to examine title insurance from a primarily economic viewpoint and contains much information on the operations of the industry that is available nowhere else. The book is particularly timely because title insurance regulation is currently under intensive study by a number of state insurance departments and by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

  • Godparent Card: Pink (2972): Pack of 50

    This is a record of Christian responsibility towards a god-daughter.

  • Dictionnaire Raisonné d'Architecture Et Des Sciences Et Arts Qui s'y Rattachent, Vol. 4: Pontceau-Zotheca (Classic Reprint)

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    Porche-auvent. Celui qui etait fait en construction legere, surtout en charpente, et qui avait pour but de garantir de la pluie la porte de l'eglise (fig.

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  • First Position: A Century of Ballet Artists

    The dancers profiled in First Position represent the pinnacle of their art over the last century. Author Toba Singer polled scores of dance critics, dance teachers and professors, and active and retired professional dancers to create a list that represents the best of the various styles of ballet from the last hundred years. The result is a collective biography that introduces the reader to dancers both with household names and those known mostly to ballet aficioinados. Profiled dancers include Carlos Acosta, Alicia Alonso, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Erik Bruhn, Lazaro Carreno, Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci, Gelsey Kirkland, Li Cunxin, Muriel Maffre, Natalia Makarova, Arthur Mitchell, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, and Maya Plisetskaya.

  • The Bible and Liberation

    The new edition of this essay collection, written by a wide spectrum of theologians, aims to reflect the advances made in the study of new sociological and political approaches to the Bible. The editors' introduction surveys and summarizes developments and current socio-political interpretations

  • God in our Midst: Gospel Stories and Reflections

    In relishing and taking full advantage of the room the biblical text leaves for the imagination, Trevor Dennis has produced a beautifully crafted collection of poetry and prose that releases the power of the gospel story afresh. Not only does he pay careful heed to the women of the Gospels, he also seeks to enter into the minds of those 'on the other side' in material written from the perspective of Pilate, 'the Jews' and someone who is fighting against the uncomfortable truths of Good Friday.

  • Cross the Line: Christian Footballers Talk God, Faith and the Beautiful Game

    Twenty high-profile footballers share their faith and reveal how it influences their lives, both on and off the pitch.

    The book offers a range of information and insights into strictly football matters, while also exploring the way these players have crossed the line into a relationship with Jesus, and showing how God is actively at work in professional football today.

    Based on interviews with internationals such as Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus and Ghana), Heurelho Gomes (Watford and Brazil), Hernanes (Juventus and Brazil), Odion Ighalo (Watford and Nigeria), Kaka (Orlando City FC and Brazil) and Victor Wanyama (Southampton and Kenya).

  • The Common Worship Lectionary 2019

    The SPCK Lectionary provides a completely redesigned and clearly laid-out presentation of the Common Worship calendar and lectionary, with BCP readings on the same page. Sundays and major festivals are covered, as well as weekday

  • Psychological Reflections on Cinematic Terror: Jungian Archetypes in Horror Films

    In this examination of the psychology of terror, Iaccino uses Jungian archetypes to analyze significant works in the horror film genre. In the past, Jungian archetypes have been used to interpret mythologies, to examine great works of literature, and to explain why sexual stereotypes persist in our society. Here, for the first time, Iaccino applies such models as the Cursed Wanderers, the Warrior Amazons, the Random Destroyers, and the Techno-Myths to highlight recurrent themes in a wide range of films, from early classics such as Nosferatu to the contemporary Nightmare on Elm Street and Alien series. With this innovative approach, Iaccino gains a new perspective on the psychology of the often powerful compulsion to be scared.

  • Recueil Général Des Bas-Reliefs, Statues Et Bustes de la Gaule Romaine, Vol. 7: Gaule Germanique, I.-Germanie Supérieure (Classic Reprint)

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    Korber et Behn, administrateurs du Musee de Mayence, qui m'ont fait en 1909 et 1912 un courtois accueil. Mais on comprendra que ma gra titude ne soit pas sans amertume a la pensee de tout ce qu'ont ose contre mon pays les dirigeants et les armees de leur nation.

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  • La Règle Du Temple: Publiée Pour La Société de l'Histoire de France (Classic Reprint)

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    Une quatrieme partie fournit de nouveaux eclaircisse ments sur la penalite, et y joint, cette fois, quelques exemples historiques.

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  • Women and New and Africana Religions

    This probing and thought-provoking series of essays brings together in one volume the multifaceted experiences of women in the New and Africana religions as practiced today. With this work, religion becomes a lens for examining the lives of women of diverse ethnicities and nationalities across the social spectrum.

    In Women and New and Africana Religions, readers hear from women from a number of religious/spiritual persuasions around the world, including Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and North America. These voices form the core of remarkable explorations of family and environment, social and spiritual empowerment, sexuality and power, and ways in which worldview informs roles in religion and society. Each essay includes scene-setting historical and social background information and fascinating insights from renowned scholars sharing their own research and firsthand experiences with their subjects.

  • Encyclopédie Méthodique, Vol. 6: Botanique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Encyclopedie Methodique, Vol. 6: Botanique


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  • The Economics of Household Consumption

    This text provides an overview of concepts, theories, and methods related to the study of household consumption. It summarizes the most recent data on consumption patterns and trends, together with factors that influence consumption--population trends, prices, and distribution of resources--and examines how consumption data are used by business, government, and other organizations.

    The work will give the student a knowledge of household consumption patterns and an understanding of how to use such knowledge. Its three general purposes, which correspond to the three parts of the book, are: to provide the tools students need in order to use information about household consumption, including major concepts and theories used in the study of consumption, empirical methodologies, and sources of data; to describe current patterns, trends, and problems in household consumption in the United States and other countries; and to show how information about household consumption is used. This text is designed for upper-division courses in consumption economics, consumer science, and family resource management.

  • The Study of Organizations: Positions, Persons, and Patterns

    Readers are introduced to basic terms and principles used in the study of organizations as an invitation to further learning. The approach blends classical writing on organizations with current research and examples illustrating key elements of positions, patterns, and persons. A discussion of role analysis shows how these elements enter into the actual behavior of participants. Discussions of such topics as interaction and bureaucracy and a unique chapter on paperwork and record-keeping are presented.

  • Le Moyen Age Médical: Les Médecins Au Moyen Âge, Les Grandes Épidémies, Démonomanie, Sorcellerie, Spiritisme, La Médecine Dans La Littérature Du Moyen ... Poètes, Auteurs Dramatiques (Classic Reprint)

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    J'ai cherche enfin, dans la derniere partie de mon travail, a determiner le role que tenaient autrefois, dans la societe, les medecins et les idees medicales, d'apres lumportance qui leur fut donnee dans la litterature du temps.

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  • Le Roman de Renard (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Roman de Renard

    Comment on explique d'ordinaire la formation du Roman de Renard. On fait une large place au folklore et on neglige u_gpe_u la litterature contemporaine. Le Roman de Renard, a-t-ou dit, sort de la foule et non des livres. Nous cherche rons a prouver qu'il sort des livres, mais que c'est la foule qui en a fait le succes.

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  • What to Do in an Emergency

    What would you do if someone collapsed on the street beside you, or if you were caught up in a terrifying natural disaster, terrorist alert or traffic accident? Your immediate response might be to panic, and then do either the wrong thing, or nothing at all - which could make things worse. This unique new book shows you how to stay calm, take charge and avert a crisis in almost any situation. You'll learn how to spot a tsunami, how to survive an earthquake, hurricane or tornado, how to revive someone who's choking and what to do if you're robbed on holiday. There are also practical solutions to everyday problems such as a blocked toilet, a virus on your computer and an encounter with a snarling dog. So don't worry about what might never happen - armed with this book, you can cope with anything!

  • Collection Des Ouvrages Anciens Concernant Madagascar, Vol. 2: Ouvrages Ou Extraits d'Ouvrages Français (Jusqu'à 1630), Portugais, Hollandais, ... À Madagascar (1613 À 1640) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Collection des Ouvrages Anciens Concernant Madagascar, Vol. 2: Ouvrages ou Extraits d'Ouvrages Francais (Jusqu'a 1630), Portugais, Hollandais, Anglais, Allemands, Italiens, Espagnols Et Latins Relatifs a Madagascar (1613 a 1640)

    Ouvrages ou extraits d'ouvrages francais (jusqu'a portugais, hollandais, anglais, allemands, italiens, espagnols et latins relatifs a Madagascar (1613 a 1640)

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  • Prodrome d'Un Ouvrage Sur Le Système Des Vaisseaux Lymphatiques: Contenant 24 Planches In-Folio (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Prodrome d'un Ouvrage sur le Systeme des Vaisseaux Lymphatiques: Contenant 24 Planches In-Folio

    Apres avoir appris a les connaitre dans oe's cadavoe's, _re 'fefois ufage - aveo fucces d'ep tout; autre cadavre Pour... les rendre'fenfibles, je les rempliffois de mercure par le moyen d'}a fl deue'c' branches; Longue Jargc lia'utriei - ho'rizpctale largfle Ia lex emite tres 'fi-neg - temaela n8la - wc fuivi de; ur omgine aw termc lymphatiques dans; toutes, les, paftie3: du corps humain, 'a Im referve. De, ceux; da... Cerveau... Je m'etois; aufli procure des, dcii'ein3 quelques, planche& des memes preparauon& Je les. Demontrai publiquement; dans Ie cours de, me.s lea: c0nsoen 1781.

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  • Babies for Sale: The Tennessee Children's Home Adoption Scandal

    In 1950, the Governor of Tennessee called for an investigation of the Tennessee Children's Home black market baby operations, said to have grossed $1 million for Georgia Tann, the superintendent of the local branch of the home. Tann was accused of fraudulently persuading pregnant mothers to relinquish their children. A number of Hollywood celebrities adopted children through the home, namely Joan Crawford, June Allyson, and Dick Powell. During the investigation, local attorneys and justices were found to be part of the scandalous network of adoption that allowed adoptive parents to be out-of-state residents. The story is dramatic and shows southern politics at its worst--congenial, respected public figures running shady deals in the back room. Thousands of children were placed in adopted homes during the agency's operation. Each case is a fascinating story involving the search and reunion of adopted children with their natural families.

  • Church Pocket Book and Diary: Green Fields 2016

    Now with an attractive new cover design. The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers. Also includes: Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for 2015, with Sunday names for Common Worship and BCP schemes Information on every Anglican Diocese in the UK and the Republic of Ireland Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organisations, including all mainstream denominations

  • Under a Watchful Eye: Privacy Rights and Criminal Justice

    This revealing book answers many crucial questions. What legal surveillance, search, and seizure authority do criminal justice officials have when investigating crimes, monitoring criminals, or regulating justice personnel? What factors have contributed to changing guidelines and practices? What protections do persons have when they interact with the criminal justice system? What are the privacy implications of surveillance and search practices in public places, such as schools, workplaces, or public areas? What methods and technologies are used in surveillance, search, or seizure? How do we balance individual privacy rights against public safety?

    Using real-life stories, Under a Watchful Eye: Privacy Rights and Criminal Justice reveals the threats to personal privacy when individuals come under investigation--whether warranted or not. Covering privacy of the home, workplace, computer, personal records and communications, and other areas of personal concern, this book is an important reminder that, when it comes to invasion of privacy, we are all vulnerable.

  • Fables de Phèdre: Avec Des Notes, Des Éclaircissements, Et Un Petit Dictionnaire À La Fin, À l'Usage Des Commençants (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Fables de Phedre: Avec des Notes, des Eclaircissements, Et un Petit Dictionnaire a la Fin, a l'Usage des Commencants

    La cinquieme vient de certaines phrafes tellement propres au Latin qu'on ne peut les rendre en Francois fans en changer la tournure. Une feule de ces difficultes eft capable de caufer bien du degout aux Commencants mais quand elles fe trouvent reunies, elles ne peuvent que rebuter ceux qui font les plus attentifs qui ont le plus grand delit d'apprendre.

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  • Choice Desire and the Will of God: What more do you want?

    In this text, David Runcorn talks openly and honestly about the real problems experienced in life. Runcorn looks at the implications of free will, its excitements and its burdens. He also faces head-on tough questions of desire, of feeling overwhelmed, of feeling far from God. His writing should attract those looking for a deeper prayer life and a faith with true integrity. The book has an original and direct approach and an unusual style.

  • Lettres de Franz Liszt À La Princesse Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres de Franz Liszt a la Princesse Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein

    Mais avant de laisser la parole au maitre, il nous faut faire connaitre la femme distinguee, qui exerca sur lui une influence si decisive.

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  • Jesus the Storyteller

    A rich and compelling portrait of Jesus as storyteller, set within a credible historical reconstruction of his aims and ministry

  • Vie de Planat de la Faye: Aide de Camp Des Généraux Lariboisière Et Drouot, Officier d'Ordonnance de Napoléon Ier; Souvenirs, Lettres Et Dictées, Recueillis Et Annotés Par Sa Veuve (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Vie de Planat de la Faye: Aide de Camp des Generaux Lariboisiere Et Drouot, Officier d'Ordonnance de Napoleon Ier; Souvenirs, Lettres Et Dictees, Recueillis Et Annotes par Sa Veuve

    Que n'ai - je Planat avait dit Napoleon a Las - Cases, dans les tristes et longues soirees de sainte-helene ou ce vainqueur du monde*en etait reduit a regarder comme une conquete une heure gagnee sur le temps, ce bon jeune homme nous serait utile J'en connais le prix! Napoleon savait, en effet, s'emparer de ces natures affectueuses et tendres. Lui dont le coeur, comme il le disait un jour a son chirurgien o'meara, lui faisait l'effet de ne pas battre, puisqu'il ne l'avait jamais senti, excellait a faire battre le coeur des autres. Il savait, par des phrases tres calculees sous leur impetuosite apparente, susciter l'heroisme, la passion de la victoire, l'ivresse de la mort. Il etonna, il etourdit la France qui assistait a ces coups repetes de sur prise et d'eclat, comme la foule assiste, en faisant la haie, aux defiles militaires. Et cet empereur qui tenait le monde entier en suspens, ce defaiseur de nations et ce faiseur de rois, reconnaissait, grace a sa memoire prodigieuse, tout homme a peine entrevu. Il provoquait ainsi l'enthousiasme d'un marechal, d'un capitaine, d'un soldat par la brusque evocation d'un souvenir. Que d'existences ont ete eu-devant de la mort pour un seul de ses mots, un seul regard qui partait de ses yeux bleus ou se peignaient d'une maniere incroyable, a ecrit son valet de chambre Constant, les di verses emotions dont il etait agite, tantot extremement doux et caressants, tantot severes et durs.

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  • Adoption, Race, and Identity: From Infancy Through Adolescence

    Adoption, Race, and Identity examines the innovative placement of nonwhite (predominantly black) adoptees with white parents. In addition to reviewing recent court decisions involving race as a factor in child custody, authors Rita Simon and Howard Altstein examine the research to date on this topic, including adoption policy and practice as carried out by some adoption agencies. Although there are a few anecdotal portraits of typical situations, the work is almost exclusively devoted to actual responses to questions about the experiences of these families based on a longitudinal study that began in 1971. The authors conclude that the majority of families and their adopted children are well integrated into society and that the adoptees now, as adolescents, do not see themselves as any less black than their in-racially raised peers.

    Chapters 1 and 2 examine the historical and legal background of transracial adoption. The authors discuss numbers and trends, founding social movements, agency practices, and the legal status of transracial adoption over the past forty years. They present the arguments by the National Association of Black Social Workers against the practice, and responses offered by various adoption networks. Chapter 3 details the authors' research method for the study of families and their transracial adoptees, and integrates a review of the research literature. The following chapter provides demographic and social psychological data on the 200 families involved in the study, and examines their stated reasons for adopting. Chapters 5 and 6 evaluate the responses to the study by parents and by adoptees and their siblings. Chapter 7 reviews the families' experiences from both the parents' and children's perspectives, and Chapters 8 and 9 discuss problem families and ordinary families, respectively. The work closes with an examination of alternative forms of child placement, a discussion of social policy, and suggestions for future research and practice. This study will prove valuable to social workers, adoption agencies, and scholars and practitioners in related fields.

  • Culture: Beacon of the Future

    Culture is essential to everything we do and is going to play a very significant role in the world of the future. In spite of this, most of us have only a hazy understanding of culture and do not realize how it will affect individual, institutional, community, national, and international affairs. This volume delves into the domain of culture--both as a concept and as a reality--and proposes a formulation of the world system of the future according to culture's highest and most enduring principles. The author draws on many disciplines--anthropology, sociology, philosophy, cosmology, history, economics, and the arts--to make his case that culture and cultures should be accorded a central position in global development and human affairs in the future.

  • Faith Confirmed: Preparing for Confirmation

    How do we know God? Why is Jesus' death important? How do I pray? Do I have to go to church to be a Christian? In our journey through life we are often confronted with big questions. What is the purpose of life? Why do people have to die? What happens after death? Where do we look to find an answer to these questions? Christians through the years have turned towards the Bible and the Church for answers. 'Faith Confirmed' is an introduction to what Anglican Christians believe. It is written for people intending to be confirmed into the Anglican Church and for all those who want to know more about the essentials of the Christian belief. It helps people to learn about the key elements of Christian belief in an interesting and enjoyable way. Each section of the book contains a clear explanation of what Anglicans believe, illustrative stories that explore the meaning of those beliefs, questions encouraging the reader to think the issues through, Bible study and opportunities for prayer and reflection. The reader is encouraged to apply beliefs to everyday life.

  • de Montcalm En Canada, Ou Les Dernières Années de la Colonie Française (1756-1760) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from De Montcalm en Canada, ou les Dernieres Annees de la Colonie Francaise (1756-1760)

    Nous n'avons pas la pretention de donner ici une his toire complete du marquis de Montcalm, mais il nous a semble qu'on pouvait etudier avec interet et avec utilite les derniers evenements de cette guerre lointaine, si glo rieuse et en meme temps si fatale pour ce heros, si hono rable pour la France malgre ses revers, et si pleine de scenes emouvantes et instructives.

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  • More Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 1700 Ways to Save Time and Money

    Everywhere you look, there are expensive products that claim to provide the answer to your needs, but this book shows you how you can get the same results with the things that you already have. Use banana peel to fertilize roses, pliers to hold a torch at an angle or toothpaste to remove watermarks - these are just a few of the thousands of clever uses for things you would otherwise throw away.

  • Come to Me: Biblical Mothers with Contemporary Problems

    A beguiling re-telling of ten Bible stories, each focused around the experiences and emotions of mothers.

  • Acts for Everyone 2: Reissue

    Writing in an accessible and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many-sided story of the book of Acts. Wright shows how the book builds on Luke's gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit. His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke's work draws us all into the story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to furnish them with his own fresh translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful interpretation and explanation, and thoughts as to how it can be relevant to our lives today. No knowledge of technical jargon is required. The series is suitable for personal or group use. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.

  • Étude Des Mammifères Miocènes Des Sables de l'Orléanais Et Des Faluns de la Touraine (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Etude des Mammiferes Miocenes des Sables de l'Orleanais Et des Faluns de la Touraine

    Les Philosophes et la Societe Francaise au xvm? sie cle, par M. Rousrxrz, agrege des Lettres, docteur es lettres, professeur de rhetorique superieure au Lycee de Lyon. (ll, Faso. 16) 6 fr.

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  • Pilgrimage And the Jews

    The history and breadth of Jewish pilgrimage traditions is rich and varied. Here Gitlitz and Davidson tell the fascinating, and sometimes harrowing, story of Jewish pilgrimage from the beginnings of Judaism to the present time. They trace the history of Jewish pilgrimage and show how the repeated cycles of exile and return to Israel serve the Jews as a kind of pilgrimage in reverse. This lively account is sure to appeal to anyone interested in religious pilgrimage, tourism, and travel.

    From Jerusalem and the Mt. of Olives, to the tombs of King David, Rachel, and Joseph, from Galilee to Curacao, Jewish pilgrims seek out spiritual transcendence, a return to their roots, communion with those who have gone before, and connection to their common heritage as they visit holy shrines, important synagogues around the world, Nazi death camps, and the graves of leaders, among other holy places. But what makes these places holy? And what purpose do the pilgrimages serve? How has recent unrest in the Middle East contributed to, or detracted from, modern Jewish pilgrimage and its future? These questions and others are answered in these pages.

  • Dictionnaire de la Langue Françoise, Ancienne Et Moderne, Vol. 2: E-O (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de la Langue Francoise, Ancienne Et Moderne, Vol. 2: E-O

    Quand l'e precede un a dans une meme filabe, ' il perd ordinairement fon propre fon, ce qui arrive dans tous les preterits dans tous les participes des verbes dont l'infinitif fe termine en ger. Ainfi jugea manger: logeq jugeant mangeant logeant l'e ne fe prononce point n'y ell; mis qu'afin que le g fe prononce comme l'j confohne. Il faut dire la meme chofe de l'e devant un a comme beau ebapeau., &c. De meme e avant uni teindre peindre feindre, a la referve de reine pleine veine haleine, mille autres ou l'e fe prononce comme un e ferme. Defm. Gram. [fr.

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  • Biotechnics & Society: The Rise of Industrial Genetics

    Impacts of technological change have historically been assessed only after the passage of a significant period of time. It is then that historians recreate the decisions that were made, sort out the influencing factors, and debate in hindsight the options that were available at the time. Sheldon Krimsky, consistent with the importance of his subject, telescopes this process by providing to contemporary readers a broad overview of the first ten years of the industrial revolution in applied molecular genetics. He discusses the birth and expectations of the biotechnology industry, the response to products of genetic engineering, perspectives on risk assessment from different sectors of the scientific community, and public initiatives to regulate new products. The author explores the social and political discourse on the direction of biotechnology, and offers the most detailed examination to date of the controversy over the environmental release of genetically engineered organisms. Finally, he takes a critical look at the conventional role of technology assessment and suggests an alternative model that fits more closely with the needs of an environmentally sensitive world.

    Krimsky's thought-provoking work offers readers a unique opportunity to understand what questions were being asked, what options were available, and what decisions were being made when the industrial application of genetic technologies was still in its infancy. His insider's perspective will interest those working in the fields of biology and social issues; science, technology, and society; and the sociology of science. Challenging, cautioning, and balanced, this book is required reading for all who are seriously concerned with the relationship of emerging technologies to society.

  • Sex Linkage of Intelligence: The X-Factor

    The author presents a theory that major genes controlling the growth of human intelligence, both left- and right-brain attributes, are on the X-chromosome. The more significant of the implications of such X-linkage include: ^L^L ^DBL Males tend to be more variable in intelligence. It is well known that males are far more likely to have intellectual deficits, including mental subnormality, learning disorders, and behavior problems. This book also presents evidence that males are more likely to be exceptionally high in cognitive abilities (other than memory), and in such areas as advanced mathematics, spatial perception, and creative music.^L ^L ^DBL Partial or total reversions to the aboriginal level of intelligence can account for virtually all cases of non-specific mental subnormality. These conditions are now identified by such terms as Renpenning syndrome, Martin-Bell syndrome, Fragile-X syndrome, and cultural-familial mental retardation. Because of the probability of offsetting genes, females are less likely to be severely affected by these conditions.

    ^DBL Since the X-linked genes control a pattern of growth, boys are more variable in the age of readiness for the skills required for progress in school. Some are precocious, but many are delayed, and not ready for the three R's at the traditional age of 6. This is the basis for almost all cases of learning disability.^L^L ^DBL Being on the X-chromosome, these genes, favorable or unfavorable, are not passed on from father to son, although they are passed on from father to daughter. This invalidates earlier studies of parent-child transmission of IQ, which have included father-son correlations. In effect, earlier studies have come up with estimates of the heritability of intelligence that are too low.

  • God's World (ISG 36) (International Study Guide (ISG): A Theology of the Environment

    This study guide combines a discussion of the theology and ethics of the environment with a practical, positive Christian response. It covers themes from both the Old and New Testament and includes detailed discussion of actual passages and the wider issues involved.

  • The Orthodox Liturgy: The Development of the Eucharistic Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite

    Western observers never fail to be awestruck at the celebration of the liturgy in an Orthodox church. Hugh Wybrew's authoritative yet highly readable account traces the fascinating story of the Orthodox liturgy from its origins in the first century to the present day, conveying a lively and memorable sense of what it would have felt like to be among the worshippers. 'We have long needed such an introduction. Clear yet detailed, sympathetic yet not uncritical, The Orthodox Liturgy will be of great value to Christian, whether western or eastern' Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia '[The Orthodox Liturgy] is solidly based on sound scholarship . . . written in a non-technical way which will be accessible to anyone who is interested in the history of Christian worship' Church Times

  • Bulletin de la Commission Archéologique de Narbonne, 1898, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Bulletin de la Commission Archeologique de Narbonne, 1898, Vol. 5

    M. Narbonne lit la suite de sa monographie de l'eglise saint-just, sepultures, orgues, reliques, tresor. Renvoye au comite de publication.

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  • Wing and a Prayer

    Katharine Jefferts Schori is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. She is the first ever female Primate - the equivalent of an Archbishop - in the 500-year history of the Anglican Communion. Previously an oceanographer, she was ordained only in 1994. In 2001 she became Bishop of Nevada, where she piloted her own plane to remote parishes, proclaiming her message of reconciliation and peace. Now, as the leader of the Episcopal Church, she speaks to a far wider audience. Here, Jefferts Schori shares her views on issues of social justice, the role of the Church, personal relationships with God and the importance of building communities of peace. What are her passions and concerns? How might her leadership affect the future of the Anglican Church both in the United States and in the wider Anglican Communion? A Wing and A Prayer is a great way to get to know the exceptional woman who will lead the Episcopal Church through the challenges of the next nine years.

  • Les Rues Du Vieux Paris: Galerie Populaire Et Pittoresque (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Rues du Vieux Paris: Galerie Populaire Et Pittoresque

    Coit pour ainsi dire pas les. Bords. Je suis bien loin de l'avoir epuise. Quelle que soit la grosseur du volume, j'ai du forcement me restreindre et choisir. Ce genre de livre pourrait toujours s'ac croitre par juxtaposition aux chapitres que j'ai traites, rien de plus facile que d'en adjoindre deux ou trois fois autant, dont beaucoup offriraient un interet egal. Mon excuse est dans les bornes materielles de l'ouvrage.

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  • Saint Wilfrid

    St Wilfrid is one of the great saints of the seventh century. He was educated at the Irish monastery of Lindisfarne before spending some years at Lyon - where he was consecrated bishop - and in Rome. Some believe he came back an uncompromising supporter of Roman church customs, and attack him for uprooting the Celtic tradition by making the case against the Irish dating of Easter at the 'council' of Whitby. This work argues, however, that Wilfrid embraced early Christian spirituality in all its diversity, and was drawn into conflict only when he saw its fullness, its orthodox catholicity, threatened. An aristocrat, at ease in the exercise of power, he was equally at home in the service of the gospel.

  • Revelation for Everyone

    Writing in an accessible and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to negotiate the final book of the Bible, regarded by many as the hardest to understand. He encourages us to see how the Revelation of John offers one of the clearest, sharpest visions of God's ultimate purpose for the whole of creation: the overthrow of evil and the victory of God. In a world that often seems filled with violence, hatred and suspicion, John's glorious images of the end of days are a clarion call to all Christians to be tireless, faithful witnesses to God's love. With this volume, the New Testament for Everyone series is completed.

  • Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

    Henri Nouwen understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community and relationships. And the practice of discernment is about how to read the 'signs of the times' in daily life in order to know what to do next. Nouwen believes our calling and mission may be made clear through the people we meet on our path, the circumstances that each day brings, the books and sacred texts we read and meditate on, and through current events. Discernment seeks the will of God, requiring the disciplines of contemplative prayer, compassionate action and theological reflection. Discernment has been compiled by two of Nouwen's longtime students, Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, from coursework, journals and unpublished writings.

  • Ghosts of Halabja: Saddam Hussein's and the Kurdish Genocide

    Saddam Hussein's execution for his crimes against Iraq's Shia not only brought an end to his reign of oppression, but also to the justice that was to be served to the Iraqi Kurds. The unspeakable atrocities visited by Saddam upon the Kurds of Iraq are explored here, together with the trials of Saddam by the Iraqi High Tribunal. However, this work is more than a litigation history. It is also an exploration of the motivations behind and the depths of organized evil in the context of a single, brutal despot at the helm of an artificially created multi-ethno/religious state lying atop massive oil wealth. Saddam's background and the context of his rule explain much about his actions, but not all. He remained an unpredictable tyrant to the end of his reign.

    The Kurds have continually been subject to adversity since the end of World War I, when they were denied their own homeland, splitting them among three countries: Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. During Saddam's 24-year reign, the Kurds of Iraq were frequently under the knife of injustice. Between 1987 and 1989, Saddam unleashed genocide, razing over 2,000 villages and murdering at least 50,000 Kurds. As his dictatorship came to an end, the Kurds long-awaited opportunity to hold Saddam responsible for the atrocities against them seemed to have come, only to be sidetracked by the Iraqi High Tribunal, the Iraqi government, and the U.S. government. While the Shia rejoiced in their victory, the Kurds continued to be left behind. Saddam's death freed him of the charges against him by the Kurds. The world had turned its back on the Kurds in their age of genocide, and now appeared to turn a blind eye to the justice that was denied.

    The unspeakable atrocities visited by Saddam upon the Kurds of Iraq are explored here together with the trials of Saddam by the Iraqi High Tribunal--both the completed prosecution for the Dujail massacre against the Shites and the incomplete one for the Anfal Campaigns against the Kurds. However, this work is more than a litigation history. It is also an exploration of the motivations behind and the depths of organized evil in the context of a single, brutal despot at the helm of an artificially created multi-ethno/religious state lying atop massive oil wealth, but situated in the most dangerous part of the world. Saddam's background and the context of his rule explain much about his actions, but not all. He remained an unpredictable tyrant to the end of his reign.

  • Population Growth and Environmental Issues

    Scholars, political leaders, and experts in international development issues offer their responses to the need for up-to-date information about the linkages between population growth and three significant environmental issues: global warming, land use, and natural resource management. Collectively, the chapters in this volume look at the demographic facts and their interpretations, and beyond these facts to theories about consumption, technological development, and collective behavior. Of particular concern throughout are the issues of poverty and the implications for the health and welfare of the poor people whose very lives are at stake in the global discussion about population growth and environment.

  • Religion among the Folk in Egypt

    Religion among the Folk in Egypt seeks to structure the entire field of supernatural beliefs and related practices in the folk communities of Egypt. These beliefs constitute a cognitive system on the one hand and represent behavioral experiences felt, thought, and lived by individuals and social groups on the other. The systemic qualities of the beliefs involved are represented by the fact that the components are interconnected; even a peripheral belief is connected to others and, ultimately, attributed to a central component. The individual 'believer' is aware of the system's components and of the interrelationships among these components. Individuals and social groups manifest the behavioristic nature of a belief or a piece of knowledge within the system through actions. These actions, or rituals are motivated by these beliefs and are made in response to, and within the confines of, the beliefs.

    A major component of a belief is its affective quality. From the viewpoint of the believer, a religious belief is associated with a certain type of sentiment: awe, reverence, fear, love, hate, and so forth. Such feelings are learned and lead the individual to act in a certain manner and direction congruent with his feelings. In the present inquiry the sentiments involved are predominantly of a religious nature. The folk system only partially overlaps with the formal religion. Folk beliefs and practices, however, represent real behavioral patterns which influence the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals and tradition bound groups in daily living; in many respects it is the real religious culture, while formal religion represents the ideal or the supposed form of that culture.

  • Paléontologie Française, Ou Description Des Fossiles de la France, Vol. 11: 2 Partie. Animaux Invertébrés, Terrain Jurassique; Crinoïdes, 1884-1889 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Paleontologie Francaise, ou Description des Fossiles de la France, Vol. 11: 2 Partie. Animaux Invertebres, Terrain Jurassique; Crinoides, 1884-1889

    Tige cylindrique, formee d'articles epais, dont la sur face articulaire est couverte de groupes de granules plus ou moins nombreux, mais sans sillons rayonnants regu liers; sur le pourtour seulement se trouvent de legeres stries qui ne peuvent rendre les sutures dentelees. Cirres nuls. Racine plus ou moins massive; elle pouvait se diviser en plusieurs branches.

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  • Immortal Longings

    For all its thoroughly secular form, religious motifs play a much more significant part in a good deal of late 20th-century philosophy than might at first appear. This study focuses on the more or less obvious theological commitments of several much-discussed contemporary philosophers.

  • Chaotics: An Agenda for Business and Society in the 21st Century

    The new discipline of chaotics will alter our thinking about the real forces of change in our society. As presented here, chaotics emphasizes that the real world cannot be understood in terms of conventional deterministic philosophies or standard chaos theory, but that complexity in itself has a powerful but subtle role to play. How does this apply to business and society? To what degree are our lives governed by misguided notions--or do our businesses succeed by chance--because real societal and business forces and their effects are not really understood? Beginning with the foundations of the discipline, this book applies chaotics to business and wealth creation and to society. On the social side, it examines a sea-change in the philosophy of everyday living, be it the concept of employment or our relationship to the environment. The book examines personal identity and its loss in modern society, as well as the search for new contacts and gratification through technology. The authors look at the stunted growth of philosophy against science but emphasize what philosophy has to tell us in a chaotic world. A major new text which will be of interest to professionals and scholars in business, government, and society.

  • Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology

    1. Introduction: Who are the Orthodox? 2. Thinking and doing, being and praying: Where do we start? 3. Who is God? The doctrine of the Holy Trinity; apophatic theology 4. Creation; Wisdom of God (Sophia); Angels and humankind 5. What went wrong? Sin and death 6. Who is Christ? The life of Christ; the Paschal mystery; Christology 7. What is it to be human? Being in the image of God 8. Icons and Sacraments: the place of matter in the divine economy 9. Time and the Liturgy 10. Where are we going? The last things and eternal life

  • Heaven a Dance - An Evelyn Underhill Anthology

    A collection of retreat addresses, letters and poems, chosen from the works of Evelyn Underhill. The editors seek to bring out her remarkable qualities of insight and vision as both mystic and teacher.

  • Guerrillas and Generals: The Dirty War in Argentina

    A comprehensive and balanced examination of the Dirty War in Argentina.|Lewis provides a comprehensive, impartial examination of Argentina's Dirty War. He analyzes the causes, describes the ideologies that motivated both sides, and explores the consequenc

  • Midwife of Borneo: The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer

    In 1959, Wendy Grey, a young district nurse, lives in one of the remotest corners of the world. Officially, she is employed as a health worker running a dispensary as part of the Anglican mission in Tongud in North Borneo. However, as the only medical practitioner in the region--apart from local witch doctors--she is obliged to carry out every procedure her patients require, or watch people die. And so Wendy finds herself diagnosing diseases, performing operations (acting as both anesthetist and surgeon), delivering babies, and extracting teeth. When news reaches her of patients too sick to come to the dispensary, she undergoes long and arduous journeys, often travelling for hundreds of miles through the jungle in a dug-out canoe to reach them. Back home, supporters are uplifted by Wendy's selfless, cheerful ministry, horrified by her accounts of close encounters with snakes and crocodiles, and stirred by her courage in the face of unimaginable challenges. Based on Wendy Grey's vividly detailed diaries, her many letters and the extensive newspaper coverage generated during her three-year mission, this is the story of a young district nurse who responds to a call for aid from Christians in one of the remotest corners of the world.

  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

    In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr offers a new way of understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failing can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from timehonoured myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up' We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to give us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us

  • Total War and the Law: The American Home Front in World War II

    Now, more than ever, we need to avoid nostalgia in thinking about the Good War. This collection of essays reveals some of the challenges that Americans' commitment to the rule of law faced during the Second World War. As a total war, World War II required an unprecedented mobilization of society and growth of the federal government. The American state survived as a government of laws, not men, but in a very different form than its prewar counterpart. Using examples from the war era, this study demonstrates that major wars can imperil and transform one of our most deeply held values, the notion that public officials are constructed by law.

    As a result of total war, the political landscape changed, and, with it, Americans' notions of what law could do. Supreme Court justices endangered their reputation as being above politics through their behind-the-scenes relations with FDR, and in several important constitutional decisions they relinquished the judicial supremacy that many Americans had considered a crucial safeguard of freedom. The national government's power to tax was dramatically expanded in ways that left tax resistors looking like cranks rather than freedom fighters. When New Dealers tried to realize the potential of law as a vehicle of social organization, they fell prey to conservative rivals in the federal bureaucracy and Congress, but this defeat did nothing to slow the overall expansion of the administrative state, which continued under the formal oversight of the federal judiciary.

  • Oeuvres Complètes de Madame Émile de Girardin, Née Delphine Gay, Vol. 6: Théâtre; l'École Des Journalistes, Judith, Cléopâtre, c'Est La Faute Du Mari, ... d'Un Horloger, Une Femme Qui Déteste Son Mari

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de Madame Emile de Girardin, Nee Delphine Gay, Vol. 6: Theatre; L'Ecole des Journalistes, Judith, Cleopatre, C'est la Faute du Mari, Lady Tartuffe, la Joie Fait Peur, le Chapeau d'un Horloger, une Femme Qui Deteste Son Mari

    Vous etes genereux, vous faites l'aumone vous souscrivez pour un ouvrier sans travail, et cependant vous ecrivez des articles incendiaires qui conduisent le peuple ala misere par l'insurrection.

    Vous etes enthousiaste des beaux - arts, et cependant vous decouragez le talent, non par un jugement loyal, severe, digne de l'oeuvre mais par un denigrement mesquin un acharnement periodique qui change la critique en persecution. Harceler n'est point juger.

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  • Histoire de la Médecine, d'Hippocrate AA Broussais Et Ses Successeurs (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Medecine, d'Hippocrate Aa Broussais Et Ses Successeurs

    Nous ne sommes pas riches en historiens de la medecine; a peine pouvons - mus citer cinq ou six noms.

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  • John for Everyone - Part 2 Chapters 11-21

    Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of this extraordinary gospel. He describes it as 'one of the great books in the literature of the world; and part of its greatness is the way it reveals its secrets not just to high-flown learning, but to those who come to it with humility and hope'. Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own translation of the Bible text.

  • Manuel Complet Du Bijoutier, Du Joaillier, de l'Orfèvre, Du Graveur Sur Métaux Et Du Changeur, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Manuel Complet du Bijoutier, du Joaillier, de l'Orfevre, du Graveur sur Metaux Et du Changeur, Vol. 1

    La premiere com rend la pierres precieuses eurs caracteres et chimiques leur analyse, leur la maniere de les tailler de les polir leur respective et les moyens de l app.

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  • Paris, Ou Description de Cette Ville (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Paris, ou Description de cette Ville

    Les contemporains de Michel de Marolles amis surtout ont ete exageres dans leurs apprecia tions, peut - etre injustes; de none temps on n'est que trop porte a accepter leurs jugements.

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  • Traité de Métallurgie Du Fer, Vol. 1: Élaboration Des Métaux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Metallurgie du Fer, Vol. 1: Elaboration des Metaux

    La metallurgie est l'art d'extraire les metaux usuels de leurs minerais et de leur donner les formes sous lesquelles ils sont employes dans l'industrie, tout en leur faisant acquerir des proprietes determinees.

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  • Intellectual Property And Information Wealth: Issues And Practices in the Digital Age

    Until recently, issues of intellectual property were relegated to the experts--attorneys, legal scholars, rightsholders, and technology developers who wrangled over interpretations and enforcement of copyright, patent, and trademark protections. But in today's knowledge-based economy, intellectual property protection has taken on fundamentally new proportions, as a subject of urgency for businesses (whose survival depends on protection of their intangible assets) and as a subject of cultural importance that grabs front-page headlines (as the controversy over Napster and high-profile revelations of plagiarism, for example, have illustrated). This landmark set of essays brings new clarity to the issues, as societies around the world grapple with the intricacies and complexities of intellectual property, and its impact on business, law, policy, and culture. Featuring insights from leading scholars and practitioners, Intellectual Property and Information Wealth provides rigorous analysis, historical context, and emerging practical applications from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

    Volume 1 focuses on protections to novels, films, sound recordings, computer programs, and other creative products, and covers such issues as authorship, duration of copyright, fair use of copyrighted materials, and the implications of the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing. Volume 2 explains the fundamental protections to inventors of devices, mechanical processes, chemical compounds, and other inventions, and examines such issues as the scope and limits of patent protection, research exemptions and infringement, IP in the software and biotech industries, and trade secrets. Volume 3 looks at the protections to distinctive symbols and signs, including brand names and unique product designs, and features chapters on consumer protection, trademark and the first amendment, brand licensing, publicity and cultural images, and domain names. Volume 4 takes the discussion to the global level, addressing a wide range of issues, including not only enforcement of IP protections across borders, but also their implications for international trade and investment, economic development, human rights, and public health.

  • Oeuvres Complètes de Diderot, Vol. 3: Revues Sur Les Éditions Originales, Comprenant Ce Qui a Été Publié À Diverses Époques Et Les Manuscrits Inédits, ... Bibliothèque de l'Ermitage (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres Completes de Diderot, Vol. 3: Revues sur les Editions Originales, Comprenant ce Qui A Ete Publie a Diverses Epoques Et les Manuscrits Inedits, Conserves A la Bibliotheque de l'Ermitage


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  • The Mexican Right: The End of Revolutionary Reform, 1929-1940

    What are the historical roots of the Mexican right, which has seemingly come from nowhere to play a critical role in contemporary Mexico? This lucid study of the right in the pivotal decade of the 1930s provides the answer. Traditionally, historians have viewed the presidency of Lazaro Cardenas (1934-1940) as the apogee of a successful Institutionalized Revolution. In truth, at odds with a conservative political culture, cardenismo failed. Its demise assured the rule of a corrupt, oligarchical regime that employs revolutionary rhetoric even while vigorously suppressing popular aspirations, and placed Mexico on its sad course into the present.

    The presidency of Lazaro Cardenas (1934-1940) has long been viewed as the successful apogee of Mexico's Institutionalized Revolution. Scholars have traditionally portrayed Cardenas as a widely popular reformer: the idealist who gave peasants land and the nationalist who seized American oil company properties. Others hold him responsible for establishing Mexico's modern authoritarian state. Now these interpretations are challenged in this evocative book, which examines the vital role of the Mexican right on the eve of cardenismo and during its tenure.

    Even while the institutional right withered in the face of Mexico's Revolutionary leviathan, a new right emerged and undermined cardenismo in Mexico's fundamentally conservative political culture. Employing the media, literature, and spontaneous grassroots politics, the right appealed to values rooted in faith, family, and fatherland, and convinced a majority of Mexicans that Fat Lips Cardenas vision for their country was radical and dangerous. The 1940 presidential election debacle followed, when the President imposed his moderate successor on a reluctant electorate. Despite this, the Cardenista agenda for Mexico could not endure. Cardenismo, rather than a defining point in 20th-century Mexican history, became only a noteworthy exception to a continuity of conservatism.

  • John the Baptist: A Historical Study

    An historical portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the Gospels: John the Baptist. Joan Taylor brings the world and work of this strange wandering ascetic to life, and seeks answers to some intriguing questions such as what was the origin of baptism as a symbol for repentance.

  • Le Rythme Du Chant Dit Grégorien: D'Après La Notation Neumatique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Rythme du Chant Dit Gregorien: D'Apres la Notation Neumatique

    Nous ne reprendrons pas, dans cet ouvrage theorique, la polemique que nous avons soutenue precedemmentl contre la restauration benedictine.

    Certes, nos critiques ont ete dures pour elle, bien que tres moderees neanmoins, nous n'en retirons aucune.

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  • A Year with Thomas Merton

    Daily reflections from the one of the most influential spiritual writers of the past century Thomas Merton is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the past century. This volume of daily reflections draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month begins with one of Merton's delightful Zen-style pen-and-ink or black and white photographs.

  • Why Are We Here?: A Little Book of Guidance

    Alister McGrath shows how science can take us only so far in answering the big questions about our origins, and how Christianity can take us further. A book for all who want to explore the reasons why the universe exists, and why we are in it.

  • Public Lands Management in the West: Citizens, Interest Groups, and Values

    The use of public lands in the western United States has become the focus of international, national, and regional debate. Public concern for wildlife, fish, wilderness, recreation, and other values associated with these lands has increased substantially since the 1960s. And that concern has clashed with the more user/extraction orientation of traditional interests. The priorities for management of these lands have become the subject of increasing controversy and litigation, particularly with regard to U.S. federal forests and rangelands. At the heart of this debate are differing philosophical and normative views about the natural environment and human relationship to that environment. This volume provides an analysis of public values and philosophical views about the environment from an interdisciplinary perspective and will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in public policy, business-government relations, and environmentalism.

  • Church Pocket Book And Diary 2018: Purple

    The diary pages are laid out with one week to view, beginning with Sunday (which has a double-size space) and including the whole of December and Advent. Titles of Sundays and dates of festivals correspond to the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary and the Book of Common Prayer. There are pages at the back for personal memoranda, addresses and telephone numbers. Also includes: Complete Common Worship Calendar and Lectionary for 2015, with Sunday names for Common Worship and BCP schemes Information on every Anglican Diocese in the UK and the Republic of Ireland Names and addresses of major Christian societies, charities and other organisations, including all mainstream denominations.

  • Mémoires Sur l'Impératrice Joséphine, Ses Contemporains, La Cour de Navarre Et de Malmaison, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires sur l'Imperatrice Josephine, Ses Contemporains, la Cour de Navarre Et de Malmaison, Vol. 3

    Messieurs deciderent, a l'unanimite que les circonstances, la prudence, etc. Etc., voulaient qu'on ne mit aucune inscription; la plaque resta toute unie!

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  • Précis de Grammaire Comparée Du Grec Et Du Latin (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Precis de Grammaire Comparee du Grec Et du Latin

    Par la meme raison, l'on ne doit s'attendre a rencontrer dans ces pages aucune donnee nouvelle aucun fait qui n'ait ete anterieurement publie. Leur seul merite, si elles en ont, est d'avoir ete mises et tenues rigoureusement au courant de l'etat actuel de la linguistique ludo - europeenne et je desarmerai le reproche de plagiat, qui coute si peu a la loyaute de certains censeurs, en declarant sans ambages que je n'ai point pretendu faire oeuvre personnelle bien que je n'aie presque jamais ren voye aux sources craignant de surcharger et de compliquer outre mesure un texte d'un aspect deja peu attrayant. Pour suppleer autant que possible au manque de references, j'inseoe a la suite de cette preface une bibliographie des ouvrages aux quels je suis le plus redevable. Cette liste si incomplete soit elle, aura en meme temps l'avantage d'indiquer aux etudiants et aux professeurs les livres les plus propres a developper en eux le gout de la linguistique en general ou les notions speciales puisees a mon enseignement....

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  • Principes Généraux Du Droit International Public, Vol. 1: de l'Utilité de l'Arbitrage (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Principes Generaux du Droit International Public, Vol. 1: De l'Utilite de l'Arbitrage

    Lorsque ce Congres aura termine ses travaux, il devra en sieger un autre, de caractere parlementaire.

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  • OEuvres Complètes de M. Le Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Membre de l'Académie Françoise, Vol. 33: Essai sur la Littérature Anglaise, Tome I (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres Completes de M. Le Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Membre de l'Academie Francoise, Vol. 33: Essai sur la Litterature Anglaise, Tome I

    Quant au systeme de cette traduction, je m'en suis tenu a celui que j'avais adopte autrefois pour les fragmens de Milton, cites dans le Genie du christianisme. La traduction litterale me parait toujours la meilleure une traduction interli neaire serait la perfection du genre, si on lui pou vuit Oter ce qu'elle a de sauvage.

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  • Beyond Top Secret

    By the author of "Above Top Secret", this book brings the story up to date with new evidence of unidentified flying objects, including confirmation from American and Russian military and scientific personnel that extraterrestrial craft do exist. Timothy Good is the also author of "Alien Liaison".

  • Healthy Aging, Healthy Treatment: The Impact of Telling Stories

    Human stories are the core of identity and meaning. This book is an invitation to the engaging and reforming power of telling stories. It is also an invitation to heal the story of health care for older adults by improving the communication between professionals in medicine, psychology, and religion.

    At any age the process of genuinely listening and expressing hopes and fears is an intimacy rarely matched in human interaction. Life stories can be told, revised, and rewritten through psychotherapy and improved by a health care which integrates the best of medicine, religion, and psychology. This book invites health care reform by renewing old principles. Through clinical experience, research, and listening to seniors and their families, life stories can be retold to promote healthy treatment and healthy aging. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in psychology, medicine, nursing, religion, and social work.

  • Poésie, Vol. 6: Les Contemplations, II; Aujourd'hui, 1843-1855 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Poesie, Vol. 6: Les Contemplations, II; Aujourd'hui, 1843-1855

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  • The Cry of the Deer: Meditations on the Hymn of St Patrick

    The Cry of the Deer takes us deeper into the prayer experience through a series of meditations leading into practical exercises in affirming the Presence of God. These meditations are based on the eternal certainties of the Christian faith, as acclaimed in the translation of the hymn of St Patrick known as 'The Deer's Cry' They are designed to help us to experience faith not merely as creeds but as a vital, living relationship with God which touches every aspect of our lives.

  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Trading

    Until as recently as the late 1970s, the main channel for oil distribution was the integrated system of the major oil companies, while the volume of spot trading was limited to roughly 5 percent of the total oil trade. Today, spot and spot-related deals account for 80 to 85 percent of internationally traded petroleum, and have ushered in a new era of petroleum trading. In this work, Hossein Razavi and Fereidun Fesharaki offer a detailed study of the workings and issues surrounding today's oil trading market as they apply to all parties involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of petroleum. They provide a complete description of petroleum spot markets, futures, and options trading, and their interlinkages with contract sales.

    Razavi and Fesharaki cover a wide range of topics, and challenge the generally accepted view that spot and futures trading have wrested the power of price setting away from OPEC. They claim that prices are still determined by supply, which OPEC continues to influence. The book is divided into four sections, beginning with an overview of recent developments in spot, futures, and contract trading. Section two provides an analysis of spot and spot-related deals, while the third section describes the mechanics, organization, and evolution of petroleum futures markets and options trading. The work concludes with an in-depth section on interlinkages, examining the interactions among various segments of the market, including spot and futures trading, petroleum stock building, and OPEC. This book will be a valuable resource tool for libraries as well as a wide range of users, from oil industry professionals and financial analysts to students of energy-related topics.

  • Étude Scientifique Sur Le Somnambulisme Sur Les Phénomènes Qu'il Présente Et Sur Son Action Thérapeutique Dans Certaines Maladies Nerveuses Du Rôle ... Et Dans Les Névroses Dites Extraordinaires

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  • The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, 30th Anniversary Edition

    Thirty years ago, Alfred Crosby published a small work that illuminated a simple point, that the most important changes brought on by the voyages of Columbus were not social or political, but biological in nature. The book told the story of how 1492 sparked the movement of organisms, both large and small, in both directions across the Atlantic. This Columbian exchange, between the Old World and the New, changed the history of our planet drastically and forever.

    The book The Columbian Exchange changed the field of history drastically and forever as well. It has become one of the foundational works in the burgeoning field of environmental history, and it remains one of the canonical texts for the study of world history. This 30th anniversary edition of The Columbian Exchange includes a new preface from the author, reflecting on the book and its creation, and a new foreword by J. R. McNeill that demonstrates how Crosby established a brand new perspective for understanding ecological and social events. As the foreword indicates, The Columbian Exchange remains a vital book, a small work that contains within the inspiration for future examinations into what happens when two peoples, separated by time and space, finally meet.

  • Darlan: Admiral and Statesman of France, 1881-1942

    Admiral Jean Francois Darlan's Western legacy is that of an opportunist, a fascist collaborator, or, at worst, a traitor during France's struggle for survival in the early years of World War II. This study, however, based upon new research from French, English, and German archival sources, paints a different picture. With a career beginning during the height of France's imperial power and lasting until the nation's rapid wartime decline, Darlan was a pragmatic statesman, a guardian of naval preparedness, a stout opponent of fascism, an earnest patron of the Anglo-French Alliance, and an advocate of combined naval power in the Mediterranean. He defended French naval and colonial interests against all foreign powers before and during the war, and his success in this area eventually resulted in his assassination.

    Darlan's career was characterized by his loyal service to his government and nation. One of the first to recognize the German threat, he openly favored naval rearmament in the early 1930s. He was also instrumental in the success of the 1937 Nyon Conference on Mediterranean security, which was the only prewar military effort against fascist aggression. During the occupation, Darlan pursued diplomacy to ease the burdens of the French people. Yet, these very negotiations with the Germans, along with his bitter reaction to Britain's surprise attack against the French fleet at Mers el-Keebir, would result in his reputation as an opportunist and a collaborator with the fascists. This examination of the man whose murder would ease the way for Charles de Gaulle will captivate anyone interested in the political intrigues of World War II.

  • Dictionnaire Des Sciences Naturelles, Vol. 2: Planches; Règne Organisé; Botanique; Végétaux Dicotylédons, 1-94 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles, Vol. 2: Planches; Regne Organise; Botanique; Vegetaux Dicotyledons, 1-94

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  • Luke for Everyone

    Tom Wright's guide to Luke, which includes a wealth of information and background detail, provides real insights for our understanding of the story of Jesus and its implications for the reader. His clear style is accessible to new readers of the Bible, as well as to those who are further on. His exciting new translation brings to life, passage by passage, the immediacy and drama of Luke's gospel.

  • Meister Eckhart: Mystical Theologian

    Meister Eckhart, the fourteenth-century German mystic and theologian, is one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the history of the Church, and few have played so diverse and fertile a role in the cultural imagination. He has been seen as both heretic and 'the man from whom God nothing hid' Christian mystic and Buddhist sage; Catholic and Protestant; feminist and ecologist; he is both medieval schoolman and inspirer of contemporary philosophers such as Heidegger, Bloch and Derrida. Oliver Davies's masterly evaluation of Eckhart is based on an unrivalled knowledge of the original texts, their historical and theological context, and their place in the Christian mystical tradition. The portrait of St Dominic on the cover (of the book) illustrates one of Davies's main themes: Eckhart's position in the mainstream Dominican tradition of grounding theology in spiritual experience. Both a stimulating scholarly study and an ideal introduction for the non-specialist, Meister Eckhart: Mystical Theologian explores the enduring fascination of Meister Eckhart, 'a mystic for our age'

  • Seasonal Worship from the Countryside

    A collection of liturgical material for use in rural parishes. These have been developed in line with new Common Worship liturgy of the Church of England and encompass community and agricultural festivals (e.g. Plough Sunday, Remembrance Day etc) celebrated in rural areas throughout the Church of England but not formally recognised within the church's calendar. Liturgies to celebrate the familiar festivals in ways relevant to rural communities are also included. The material is mainstream rather than alternative, and would be a useful contribution to 'times and seasons' material.

  • Cours d'Architecture, Ou Traité de la Décoration, Distribution Et Construction Des Bâtiments, Vol. 3: Contenant Les Leçons Données En 1750, Et Les Années Suivantes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cours d'Architecture, ou Traite de la Decoration, Distribution Et Construction des Batiments, Vol. 3: Contenant les Lecons Donnees en 1750, Et les Annees Suivantes

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  • Ma Cure d'Eau: Ou Hygiène Et Médication Pour La Guérison Des Maladies Et La Conservation de la Santé (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Ma Cure d'Eau: Ou Hygiene Et Medication pour la Guerison des Maladies Et la Conservation de la Sante

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  • Traite Des Ponts: Ou Il Est Parle' de Ceux Des Romains Et de Ceux Des Modernes; de Leurs Manieres, Tant de Ceux de Maçonnerie, Que de Charpente; Et de ... Dans Toute Sorte de Lieux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite des Ponts: Ou IL Est Parle' de Ceux des Romains Et de Ceux des Modernes; De Leurs Manieres, Tant de Ceux de Maconnerie, Que de Charpente; Et de Leur Disposition dans Toute Sorte de Lieux

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  • Lettres Inédites de la Sainte Mère Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot, Baronne de Rabutin-Chantal, Dame de Bourbilly, Fondatrice de l'Ordre de la Visitation ... d'Apres Le Textes Originaux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres Inedites de la Sainte Mere Jeanne-Francoise Fremyot, Baronne de Rabutin-Chantal, Dame de Bourbilly, Fondatrice de l'Ordre de la Visitation Sainte-Marie: Publiees d'Apres le d104es Originaux

    Cette lettre est tiree du manuscrit de la Visitation h'annecy. J 'indi -querai l'origine de toutes ces lettres par ces seuls mots Visitation d'annecy. Thomas de Savoie premier prince de Carignan, frere du duc Victor Amedee; il epousa Marie de Bourbon - Soissons et en eut entr'autros enfants le comte de Soissons, epoux d'olympe Mancini.

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  • Designing Movies: Portrait of a Hollywood Artist

    This retrospective on the career of Academy Award-winning production designer Richard Sylbert takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most influential films of the past fifty years.

    The Manchurian Candidate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Graduate, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Dick Tracy. The common factor behind these diverse, visually ground-breaking cinematic masterpieces is the work of legendary production designer Richard Sylbert. Basing the book in part on the late designer's Hollywood memoirs, writer Sylvia Townsend, with the participation of Sylbert's widow, screenwriter Sharmagne Sylbert, has enhanced the production designer's original manuscript with candid interviews from some of his most famous collaborators, including Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski, and Francis Ford Coppola. The result is a book that takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most influential and highly acclaimed films of the past fifty years.

    This is a portrait of a highly driven, sometimes tempestuous visionary who wasn't afraid to fight for the artistic integrity of the worlds he created on screen. Movie lovers will find in-depth discussions of the making of such modern classics as Reds, Carnal Knowledge, Shampoo, and The Cotton Club. More than thirty illustrations capture Sylbert's creative process from early sketches to completed sets and locations.

  • Les Histoire Tragiques de Notre Temps, Ou Sont Contenues Les Morts Funestes Et Lamentables de Plusieurs Personnes, Arrivées Par Leurs Ambitions, ... Et Par Autres Accidens Divers Et Mémorables

    Excerpt from Les Histoire Tragiques de Notre Temps, ou Sont Contenues les Morts Funestes Et Lamentables de Plusieurs Personnes, Arrivees par Leurs Ambitions, Amours Dereglees, Sortileges, Vols, Rapines, Et par Autres Accidens Divers Et Memorables

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  • An Introduction to Judaic Thought and Rabbinic Literature

    Many people have heard the term Talmud but have little or no idea what it is, what it contains, and why it was written; moreover, few have ever actually looked into one of its works, and even fewer would make any sense of it if they did. Here, Sicker provides readers with insight into the nature and history of Judaic thought and its literature through illustrative examples and clear explanations. Rabbinic literature is important, even to those who are not religiously inclined, because it alone represents the embodiment of the intellectual legacy that has contributed enormously to the survival and continuity of the Jewish people. Through two thousand years of dispersion, rabbinic literature was the primary link to the past and provided hope for the future. It was, in effect, the intellectual homeland of a people scattered throughout the world. Even if one has never read any Judaic literature, he or she will have some notion of what it is after reading this book.

    This book is written for the vast majority of adults who either attend synagogue or have a general interest in Judaism, whether Jewish or not. It provides insight into the meaning of terms that are used in sermons, lectures, and articles, such as Torah, halakhah, midrash, Talmud, and Jewish law, all of which are component elements of rabbinic literature. Sicker explains the meaning of these and other terms, the bodies of literature they refer to, and the historical linkage between them in an easy, accessible manner. In a sense, this book is not only a guide to the literature, but also an intellectual history of Judaic thought and culture that should be of interest to anyone even slightly curious about how Judaism managed to survive for millennia without central institutions or clerical hierarchy.

  • Models Of Proposal Planning & Writing

    Grantseeking has become an increasingly competitive process. Beginning grantwriters sometimes assemble a collection of facts and present that information to grantmakers, hoping to receive support. However, sponsors rarely award grant funding just because a grantseeker supports a specific cause or works for a specific organization. Grantseekers must persuade sponsors to invest in their projects and organization. Successful grantseekers know that persuasion, not information, attracts funding. Persuasive proposals present a seamless argument that stands the test of reason, addresses psychological concerns, and connects project ideas to the values of the sponsor.

    Models of Proposal Planning & Writing illustrates, in intimate detail previously unpublished, an integrated process of planning and writing persuasive proposals. The grantseeker will see the questions that the authors asked of themselves and those asked of sponsors before they developed a complete grant application. Grantseekers will read the actual proposals the authors submitted to private and public sponsors, including paragraph-by-paragraph analyses of the key features that made them persuasive. The authors provide the reader with a verbatim examination of reviewer comments and grant award notification letters they received back from the sponsors. As a whole, these annotated models serve as a springboard from which grantseekers can begin to develop their own fundable proposals.

  • Oeuvres Complètes de Diderot, Vol. 1: Comprenant Tout Ce Qui a Été Publie a Diverses Époques, Et Tous Les Manuscrits Inédits Conservés a la ... Accompagnées de Notices, Notes, Table an

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de Diderot, Vol. 1: Comprenant Tout ce Qui A Ete Publie A Diverses Epoques, Et Tous les Manuscrits Inedits Conserves A la Bibliotheque de l'Ermitage, Revues sur les Editions Originales, Accompagnees de Notices, Notes, Table Analytique Et Suivies d'une Etude sur Diderot

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  • Recherches Médico-Légales Sur l'Incertitude Des Signes de la Mort, Les Dangers Des Inhumations Précipitées, Les Moyens de Constater Les Décès Et de ... En État de Mort Apparente (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recherches Medico-Legales sur l'Incertitude des Signes de la Mort, les Dangers des Inhumations Precipitees, les Moyens de Constater les Deces Et de Rappeler A la Vie Ceux Qui Sont en Etat de Mort Apparente

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  • Les Gètes, Ou La Filiation Généalogique Des Scythes Aux Gètes, Et Des Gètes Aux Germains Et Aux Scandinaves: Démontrée Sur l'Histoire Des Migrations ... Phénomènes de Leur État Social, Moral, Intell

    Excerpt from Les Getes, ou la Filiation Genealogique des Scythes aux Getes, Et des Getes aux Germains Et aux Scandinaves: Demontree sur l'Histoire des Migrations de Ces Peuples Et sur la Continuite Organique des Phenomenes de Leur Etat Social, Moral, Intellectuel Et Religieux

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  • Paul for Everyone: Part 2: Romans

    Tom Wright has completed a tremendous task: to provide comprehensive guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to furnish them with his own fresh translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable commentary with helpful background information. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.

  • Saints, Signs, and Symbols: The Symbolic Language of Christian Art

    Saints, Signs, and Symbols is a comprehensive guide to symbols used in Christian liturgical art, architecture, manuscripts and stained glass. The book includes over 500 illustrations making it a wonderful resource for Christian artisans and those who are simply curious. The text also addresses the rich history of the symbolism, presented for the twenty-first century reader.

  • Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks: The Definitive Take-Charge Guide

    Stopping Diabetes In Its Tracks is filled with practical tips for better health - and better living. You'll learn how to battle 'diabetes burnout', what to do on sick days, how to choose a glucose monitor, simple weight-loss strategies, information on medicines and insulin - everything you need to know to take control of diabetes. Packed with information, this authoritative guide will explain why there is no such thing as a 'diabetic diet': sugar is not the villain it was once thought to be and even fats aren't all bad. Read about the secret ingredients in our eat-to-beat diabetes diet and enjoy our tasty and healthy recipes. Learn how your attitude makes a difference: the way you view your diabetes has a significant impact on the course of your condition. Discover how to stay focussed - and guard against diabetes-related complications - without becoming obsessed or feeling defeated. Stopping Diabetes In Its Tracks is the definitive guide to taking charge of diabetes and your life!

  • Oeuvres de M. Le Chancelier d'Aguesseau, Vol. 8: Contenant Les Lettres Sur Les Matières Criminelles Et Sur Les Matières Civiles (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de M. Le Chancelier d'Aguesseau, Vol. 8: Contenant les Lettres sur les Matieres Criminelles Et sur les Matieres Civiles

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  • Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect

    Children who claim to remember a previous life have been found in many parts of the world, particularly in the Buddhist and Hindu countries of South Asia, among the Shiite peoples of Lebanon and Turkey, the tribes of West Africa, and the American northwest. Stevenson has collected over 2,600 reported cases of past-life memories of which 65 detailed reports have been published. Specific information from the children's memories has been collected and matched with the data of their claimed former identity, family, residence, and manner of death. Birthmarks or other physiological manifestations have been found to relate to experiences of the remembered past life, particularly violent death. Writing as a specialist in psychiatry and as a world-renowned scientific investigator of reported paranormal events, Stevenson asks us to suspend our Western tendencies to disbelieve in reincarnation and consider the reality of the burgeoning record of cases now available. This book summarizes Stevenson's findings which are presented in full in the multi-volume work entitled Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects, also published by Praeger.

  • Contemplating God, Changing the World

    "Contemplating God, Changing the World" introduces six inspiring figures of the twentieth century - Thomas Merton, Ernesto Cardenal, Daniel Berrigan, Sheila Cassidy, Desmond Tutu and Mother Teresa - each of whom embraced a life of prayer, spending time in conversation with and contemplation of God. In this way God gave them courage and understanding, not just to grow in personal holiness but to help others, to empathize with the suffering and to become one with God and with others.Through frequent prayer and celebration of the Eucharist these six outstanding Christians were inspired to political action - to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and liberate the oppressed. It was their spiritual life that gave them energy, commitment and the strength to continue in difficult times. Yet, as Mario Aguilar shows, it is not just a chosen few who are called to combine prayer with political action: through the regular contemplation of God all Christians can be empowered to work towards social transformation and a just world.Contemplating the lives of these brave men and women will encourage Christians, wherever they are, to do something beautiful for God and for the world, however big or small it may seem.

  • Brief Encounters: Notes from a Philosopher's Diary

    Cardinals, directors, dissidents, dons, judges, novelists, philosophers, prime ministers, scientists, world statesmen. . . Throughout his long and distinguished career, Sir Anthony Kenny has encountered some of the most notable and influential leaders of the post-war world. In these brilliantly vivid vignettes Kenny offers telling and often unexpected insights into the achievements, flaws and foibles of sixty public figures--past and present--each of whom has contributed in decisive ways to British political, spiritual, and cultural heritage.

  • The Six-minute Fraternity: Rise and Fall of the NCAA Tournament Boxing, 1932-60

    NCAA boxing represented a brief, but colorful, chapter in the history of intercollegiate athletics, and it played an important part in the lives of persons making substantial contributions to American society. This story of NCAA boxing is told from the perspectives of former national champions and coaches. One hundred-fifty-six men won 199 NCAA championships. Perspectives of 72 of them and 13 prominent coaches are presented in this book.

    Almost from its inception in 1932, coaches and other supporters concentrated on the physical and psychological welfare of participants. They took action to get opponents to know and appreciate each other as human beings. Opponents ate together before their bouts and socialized afterwards. Lifelong friendships resulted. These socializing practices and opposition to the sport caused officials, coaches, and boxers to be very close. Wallenfeldt narrates the history of this sport from its inception to 1960, when NCAA boxing effectively came to an end. Of considerable interest to sports historians and boxing history buffs.

  • La Phrase à Verbe Etre En Latin: Thèse pour le Doctorat Es Lettres, Présentée A la Faculté des Lettres de Paris (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Phrase a Verbe "Etre" En Latin: These pour le Doctorat Es Lettres, Presentee A la Faculte des Lettres de Paris

    Une traduction qui ne considererait que la construe tion syntaxique ne pourrait pas rendre compte du role de sed, car elle reviendrait a dire Ciceron acquit autant de gloire qu'octave, mais Rome libre le nomma pere de la patrie C'est que toute la valeur de la seconde phrase est dans libera, ainsi que nous l'indique la disjonction Roma - libera mais c'est une Rome libre (et non pas une Rome sujette), qui appela.

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  • Décrets de l'Assemblée Nationale Concernant Les Colonies: Suivis d'Une Instruction Pour Les Isles de Saint-Domingue, La Tortue, La Gonave Et l'Isle-À-Vaches; Du 8 Mars 1790 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Decrets de l'Assemblee Nationale Concernant les Colonies: Suivis d'une Instruction pour les Isles de Saint-Domingue, la Tortue, la Gonave Et l'Isle-a-Vaches; Du 8 Mars 1790

    Les memes Affemblees Coloniales enoncerontleur voeu fur les modifications qui pourroienr etre apportees au re gim'e prohibitif du Commerce entre les Colonies la Metropole, pour etre fur leurs petitions apres avoir entendu les reprefentations du Commerce Francois &a t_ue ainfi qu'il appartiendra.

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  • Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990's: Causes, Solutions, and U.S. Interests

    Peacekeeping is a useful tool to manage international conflict and maintain truces, but it will only work in a narrow range of circumstances. Peacekeepers can order punitive airstrikes, depose elected leaders, destroy infrastructure, and enforce peace accords not drafted by the warring parties. They have overstepped their bounds, and peacekeeping is now often a euphemism for any multilateral military action. A CIA analyst who worked closely with Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administration officials on UN issues, Fleitz examines how peacekeeping works, the rash of peacekeeping failures since 1993, and whether peacekeeping can still play a role in U.S. foreign policy. It is a unique realist assessment destined to become the guide to this very important subject for U.S. policymakers, politicians, and students of international relations.

    UN peacekeeping disasters in the 1990s occurred because world leaders failed to recognize the rules and precedents that allowed traditional peacekeeping to succeed during the Cold War. Although failed peacekeeping operations damaged the peacekeeping concept, it can still serve as a viable tool to promote international security and promote American interests abroad if used in the right circumstances. Carefully researched and supported by over two dozen maps, charts, and photos, Fleitz boldly challenges dozens of assumptions of the foreign policy establishment about the nature of the Cold War, post-Cold War peacekeeping, and 1990s peacekeeping deployments.

  • Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill

    There are many cultural myths about serial killers, often propagated even by mental health professionals. Many assume there is a profile of a serial killer, that serial killers always go for the same victim type or always use the same MO, that they are more clever than ordinary people, and that they are inevitably charming and attractive. The truth is not as simple as that. There are different types of serial killers, and while there are many books that discuss the serial killer phenomenon especially in relationship to victim types or context, researchers have not yet been able to come up with a definition, or type, that covers the broad spectrum of serial killers and their complex psychological dynamics. Ramsland looks at the variety of serial killer types, illustrating that it is difficult to accurately depict these elusive, intriguing, and dangerous killers.

    There are many cultural myths about serial killers, often propagated even by mental health professionals. Many assume there is a profile of a serial killer, that serial killers always go for the same victim type or always use the same MO, that they are more clever than ordinary people, and that they are inevitably charming and attractive. The truth is not as simple as that. There are different types of serial killers and while there are many books that discuss the serial killer phenomenon especially in relationship to victim types or context, researchers have not yet been able to come up with a definition, or type, that covers the broad spectrum of serial killers and their complex psychological dynamics. Ramsland looks at serial killer types, illustrating that it is difficult to accurately depict these elusive, intriguing, and dangerous killers.

    This book examines a variety of serial killers, from sexual predators to psychotic killers, from murder teams to odd eccentric stalkers, in order to present the distinct psychological dynamics that set serial killers apart from other violent murderers. Among the motives addressed are lust, control, glory, profit, thrill, delusions, rage, the desire for company, the need to please a partner, and even murder as an intellectual exercise. Serial killers live double lives, hiding their violence even from those who live with them, so along with a study of motives are chapters devoted to how close associates have described killers, including parents, siblings, co-workers, lovers, and survivors. There is no profile of a serial killer, and this book establishes that in vivid and frightening detail.

  • How to Do Just About Anything in PowerPoint

    Get to grips with Microsoft Powerpoint with this guide, which has been created for PCs using Powerpoint 2007 and Windows Vista.Offering practical advice in simple, everyday language, it covers all the common Powerpoint tasks, from the very basics of creating a basic presentation and laying out and formatting text to adding transitions and special effects and more advanced operations such as creating macros and recording a narration.Expert advice and tried-and-tested instructions make light work of all the tasks and are accompanied by snapshots showing you what you'll see on screen at every stage. Packed with hints and tips, this book will help you make the most of Powerpoint 2007's features and save you time and effort.

  • L'Odyssée d'Un Ambassadeur: Les Voyages Du Marquis de Nointel (1670-1680) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Odyssee d'un Ambassadeur: Les Voyages du Marquis de Nointel (1670-1680)

    Par sa facon de voir et de sentir, par sa maniere decrire, Nointel se rattache aux genres divers qui avaient fleuri ou sevi dans la premiere moitie de son siecle. Les grands maitres les auteurs classiques, qui de son temps epuraient le gout et disci plinaient les lettres, paraissent n'avoir exerce sur lui aucune influence; il smspire de leurs levanciers ou de leurs rivaux attardes, les romanesques et les exageres. Meme il tient par certains cotes a ces fantaisistes qui furent sous Louis XIII des libertins de lettres Il y natureuement en lui quelque chose d'exuberant et de touffu, une seve bouillonnante et trouble, une ardeur a decrire, le sens du pittoresque avec un certain penchant au burlesque, par-dessus tout le gout et la passion de la couleur locale, si rares a son epoque. Les grands tableaux qu'il trace de verve sont surclnarges de teintes violentes. Mal composes, mais debordants de vie, fourmillants de details pris sur le vifet d'epi sodes typiques; sa franchise et sa crudite d'expression ne recu lent devant aucune particularite, fut - elle basse et repugnante, pourvu qu'elle serve a faire revivre un personnage ou une scene.

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  • Grenfell Hope: Ravaged by Fire but Not Destroyed

    Gaby Doherty, her husband Sean, and their four children live in a flat across from Grenfell Tower, and Sean (a Church of England minister) was the first clergy person on the scene after a fire destroyed the building. This book stems from personal experience of the impact of the fire, featuring the testimony of and commentary on the community that experienced it, and the amazing stories of hope that followed in its wake. Grenfell Hope will help readers understand what it was like living in North Kensington before and after the fire. It will help engage the reader with poverty issues, to examine attitudes to the poor, and to consider how even small gestures in everyday life can change local communities. In the desperate situation of the fire, God was at work in people's hearts bringing hope in tiny gestures that mounted up to something enormous. Hope that couldn't be ignored or even contained. Hope sprang out all over the country.

  • Bulletin de la Commission Archéologique de Narbonne, Vol. 8: Année 1904, 1st Semestre (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Bulletin de la Commission Archeologique de Narbonne, Vol. 8: Annee 1904, 1st Semestre

    MM. Cabannes (alcime), Argelliers (aude) 10 avril 1899. R0uzaud (henri), ancien depute, percepteur des contributions directes 4 nov. 1901.

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  • Relations Politiques de la France Et de l'Espagne Avec l'Ecosse Au Xvie Siècle, Vol. 4: Papiers d'État, Pièces Et Documents Inédits Ou Peu Connus, ... France; Correspondances Françaises, 1585-1603

    Excerpt from Relations Politiques de la France Et de l'Espagne Avec l'Ecosse au Xvie Siecle, Vol. 4: Papiers d'Etat, Pieces Et Documents Inedits ou Peu Connus, Tires des Bibliotheques Et des Archives de France; Correspondances Francaises, 1585-1603

    Charge qui avait ete donnee par Henri III a M. De Castelnau et au vicomte Pinart d'aller retablir la paix en Ecosse. Obstacle apporte par Elisabeth a l'accom plissement de cette mission. Resolution prise par le Roi d'envoyer M. D'esne val comme ambassadeur residant aupres de Jacques VI. Avis recu en France, au moment du depart de l'ambassadeur, des nouveaux troubles survenus en Ecosse. Vif chagrin que le Roi a ressenti. Recommandation expresse qu'il a faite a son ambassadeur d'intervenir en son nom pour veiller sur la personne et aux interets du Roi d'ecosse.

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  • Mission at Nuremberg: An Allied Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis

    November, 1945. The war is over, Hitler is dead, and Allied Army Chaplain Henry Gerecke receives his most challenging assignment: to go to Nuremberg and minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity. Mission at Nuremberg takes us deep inside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where they faced trial. These twenty-one Nazis had sat at Hitler's right hand: Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner were the orchestrators, and in some cases the direct perpetrators, of the most methodical genocide in history. As the drama leading to the court's final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings Henry Gerecke's impossible moral quandary to life. Gerecke had visited Dachau and had seen the consequences of the choices these men had made, the orders they had given and carried out. How could he preach a gospel of mercy, knowing full well the nature of the atrocities they had committed? As execution day drew near, what comfort could he offer, and what promises of salvation could he make? Detailed, harrowing, and emotionally charged, Mission at Nuremberg is a compelling new history of the Nuremberg trials, and an incisive investigation into the nature of sin, the price of empathy, and the limits of forgiveness.

  • Paul: A Biography

    This compelling reconstruction of the life and thought of St Paul paints a vivid picture of the Roman world in which he preached his revolutionary message and explains the significance of his lasting impact on both the Church and the world. Regarded by many as the founder of Christianity, Paul of Tarsus is one of the most controversial and powerful figures in history. His writings have had an incalculable influence on Western culture and beyond, and his words continue to guide the lives of over two billion Christians across the world today. In this superbly detailed biography Tom Wright traces Paul's career from zealous persecutor of the fledgling Church, through his journeys as the world's greatest missionary theologian, to his likely death as a Christian martyr at the hands of Nero in the mid 60s CE. Drawing judiciously on the latest research into the Jewish, Greek and Roman worlds, and enriched by a wealth of critical insight into Paul's own writings, this is the most rounded portrait of the apostle ever painted - his development, motivations, spiritual struggles and intellectual achievements, and his lasting impact over two millennia.

  • Discovering Acts: Content, Interpretation, Reception

    Student-friendly introduction to the book of Acts, covering not only its structure, content and key issues of interpretation but also its historical reception as a resource for Christian prayer and worship. This introduction to the interpretation of Acts encourages in-depth study of the text, and genuine grappling with the theological and historical questions raised, by providing a 'map' to the book as a whole, and to key interpreters and interpretative debates. It draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centred), as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the text. In particular, it reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts, increasingly viewed as a vital aspect of interpretation rather than an optional extra.

  • Des Moyens de Conserver Les Antilles a la France, Si Nous Avons Une Guerre Maritime (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Des Moyens de Conserver les Antilles A la France, Si Nous Avons une Guerre Maritime

    Trieui, le plus grand de tous est celui a'une guerre maritime, le commerce alimente et soutient les guer res de terre les guerres maritimes coupent toutes\ les veines au edmmeree; les guerres sur le continent fournissent souvent des germes feconds a lemulatioir et au travail, elles 'ne devastent que quelques points sur la guerres maritimes amenent l'inertie dans tous les travaux, transforment le paisible navi gateur en corsaire intrepide substituent la passion du brigan'dage aux efforts de l'industrie attaquent ainsi la morale publique promenent la discorde d'un pole a l'autre et finissent par embraser les Eeux mondes. Tel est Citoyens l'avenir qui menace no.

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  • Exploring the Old Testament: The Pentateuch: Pentateuch Volume 1

    This book offers an exploratory approach that enables students to engage with the text for themselves, and not simply to be passive learners. It offers activities and challenges at introductory and intermediate levels, key background information needed to work at the required level, and ideas for further theological thought and reading. Students will discover the major themes and theology of the Pentateuch, the purpose and structure of the texts, the major scholarly questions concerning the texts and how it can be seen as relevant today.

  • Race for Theory and the Biophobia Hypothesis: Humanics, Humanimals, and Macroanthropology

    Race and those other socially divisive creations, concepts, tropes, ideologies, and behaviors that have enabled human beings to dominate Earth and other species are now obsolete because of weapons, technology, and internationalism. The big brained animal must transform and transcend his or her culture with the Ecological Revolution or become extinct. The production and reproduction of social inferiority is maladaptive in a global village. Status superiority and inferiority threaten the human race. Human beings can no longer deny, defy, and defile their animal kinship in their own endless search for security. If human beings fail to change, they may leave the Earth to other social animals who have evolved better paradigms of social cooperation and ecological fitness.

  • Make Music to Our God: How We Sing the Psalms

    This title addresses contemporary psalm singing and is intended to help church musicians. It takes a look at the use of psalms in worship beginning with a historical survey, including the Gregorian chant. It also provides practical examples for the modern church.

  • The Catastrophe Ahead: AIDS And the Case for a New Public Policy

    The result of an intensive two-year research study, this volume examines the likely course of the AIDS epidemic over the next fifteen years. Extremely well-documented and based largely on sophisticated statistical analysis, the study makes detailed forecasts of who will become sick; explores the social, political, and economic consequences of the spread of the disease; and analyzes the controversial policy choices that must be made if the epidemic is to be contained. The authors argue that current policies have failed in their efforts to combat the spread of AIDS and suggest new public policy measures aimed at dramatically reducing the spread of the virus. AIDS researchers, health care practitioners, and policymakers will find The Catastrophe Ahead both an invaluable source of detailed statistical information about the AIDS epidemic and an urgent call to action.

    Based on the study results, the authors conclude that by 2002, a million and a half people may die of AIDS and more than 4 million others may be infected with the disease. They explore various scenarios--worst, best, and middle cases--demonstrating that blacks face by far the greatest risks: under the most likely scenario some 15 percent of all blacks between the ages of 15 and 50 will carry the virus by 2002. The authors propose a universal routine voluntary testing program to avert this catastrophe, enabling people to sexually self-segregate themselves based on whether or not they carry the HIV virus. While the authors concede that this program cannot completely stem the tide of infection, they argue that it offers one of the best defenses available against the epidemic. Well written and illustrated with numerous tables and figures, this volume should be required reading for anyone involved in AIDS counseling and policymaking.

  • Reader's Digest DIY Manual

    This manual is packed with invaluable advice for anyone fixing, extending, decorating, renovating or building their home or garden. Whether you want to know how to rewire your house, repair a faulty ball valve or wallpaper a stairwell, it's all here. The completely up-to-date text reflects new legislation, including the latest wiring requirements (Part P of the Building Regulations). All Projects involving new wiring work show the new electrical cable core colours. Clear symbols indicate electrical installation work that has to be notified to the local authority Building Control department. Each section is clearly laid out with step-by-step instructions and clear drawings and diagrams for every project. Masses of practical tips and tricks of the trade make this book essential.

  • Trigonométrie Rectiligne Et Sphérique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Trigonometrie Rectiligne Et Spherique

    De cette methode generale' decoulent naturellement les solutions de toutes les equations du second et du'

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  • Histoire Du Commerce de Bordeaux Depuis Les Origines Jusqu'à Nos Jours, Vol. 4: Xixe Siècle (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire du Commerce de Bordeaux Depuis les Origines Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Vol. 4: Xixe Siecle

    Nous ne pouvons donner ici dans son entier ce remarquable travail, que les Chambres de commerce qui se sont succede a Bordeaux ont tenu a s'approprier a diverses reprises. Nous laissons de cote ce qui a rapport aux effets pratiques qu'avait eus le traite de Versailles, pour analyser les bases et etablir en se servant de l'experience acquise par ce traite.

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  • Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 18 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 18

    Suppose, however, that their errors were real ones, the record of their work is just as important to future navigators as it is to have the rocks and shoals of a channel mapped out and buoyed. It is work which must be done. The great ship passing straight to its destination is enabled to attain this directness and speed by the combined labours of a multitude of workers, some obscure and forgotten, some distinguished and remembered, but none of whom were able to realise the stately passage of the great ship through the channels marked out for it, and by aid of mechanism which they had taken a part in designing or constructing. So it is with every great erection: and the Forth Bridge stands upon piers sunk below the water-mark by the painful and long continued labours of Italian workmen in caissons full of com pressed and heated air.

    The study of specifically Natural knowledge was fostered and promoted by the recognition in the reign of Charles II. Of a body of enthusiasts who, during the disturbed but hopeful era of the Commonwealth, had met together to discuss problems of scientific interest; and today the Royal Society is among the dignified institutions of our land, taking all branches of Natural Philosophy and Natural History - the Physical Sciences and the Biological Sciences - under its wing.

    Us it does not recognise, but then neither does it recognise Mental and Moral Philosophy, or Ethics, or Psychology, or History, or any part of a great region of knowledge which has hitherto been regarded as outside the pale of the Natural Sciences.

    It is for us to introduce our subjects within that pale, if it turns out that there they properly belong; and if not, it is for us to do pioneer work and begin the establishment of another Society or group of Societies for recognition and promotion of work in the mental, the psychological, the psychical direction, until the day for unification shall arrive.

    Half knowledge sees divisions and emphasises barriers, delights in classification into genera and species, affixes labels, and studies things in groups. And all this work is of the utmost practical value and is essentially necessary. That the day will come when barriers shall be broken down, when species shall be found to shade off into one another, when continuity and not classification shall be the dominant feature, may be anticipated by all, but we have no power of hastening the day except by taking our place in the workshop and doing our assigned quota; still less have we any advantage in pretending that the day of unification has arrived while as yet its dawn is still in the future.

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  • Law And Business of the Entertainment Industries

    In response to the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised fifth edition makes the casebook more timeless. Providing contract templates covering book publishing, recording contracts, actor agreements, video game agreements, and internet agreements, among others, this new edition is more useful and illustrative of the business of entertainment for lawyers, students, and industry professionals than its competition. Introductions, notes, and cases are fully updated to take into account recent changes in the industry. This classic casebook is essential to students at law schools throughout the country and to industry professionals trying to keep up with this ever-changing field of law.

  • A Short History of Christianity

    From the pen of a great historian, here is the most accessible and affordable one-volume history of Christianity you can buy.

    As well providing a masterly panoramic survey of the religion itself, Professor Blainey keeps you informed about the social and economic forces that influenced it, making fascinating connections with politics, literature, popular culture, other religions and wider historical events along the way. The result is a vivid account of the world’s largest religion, packed with illuminating insights into the ideas and achievements of some of the most powerful people and movements that have shaped our world right up to the present day.

  • The Limits of Principle: Deciding Who Lives and What Dies

    As a society, we are faced with a series of dilemmas--abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, organ transplant allocation, support or non-support of the elderly and fragile--that seem to offer no resolution. How do we choose between the needy and the ailing? Choices must be made in both the world of law and the realm of medical ethics. What we need is what we do not have--a perspective in the larger sense of the word--a view that makes apparent the sweep of the issues at hand. The failure of perspective in bioethics and medical decision making is absolute. It results from the limits of an 18th century philosophy and philosophical method. Simply, current methods of examining these issues can not resolve them because the method itself is limited.

    Answers are possible. They require, Koch argues, a new approach. In it, principle is the goal, not the mechanism of solution. Its parts must be defined and their application considered in context. This is demonstrated using two distinct contemporary problems. The first: Who gets available organ transplants? How do we decide between the equally needy when there are not enough organs for all? The second: The problem of Baby K, the care or non-care of brain stem, anencephalic babies. These problems are defined using multicriterion approach and resolved through a series of focus group discussions that involve medical and lay personnel. What results is a new, more inclusive view of medicine and a new, more complex understanding of what consensus may mean in an evolving, twenty-first century society. This is must reading for lay people, medical personal, and policymakers concerned with bioethics and medical philosophy issues.

  • Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

    In Falling Upward (and in many of his other teachings), Richard Rohr talks at length about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity, especially if its preoccupations continue into the second half of life. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? In his new book, the author likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives and needing to be searched for, uncovered, and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process involves not resuscitation but transformation.

  • The Renewal of Common Prayer - Unity and Diversity in Church of England Worship

    In this book of essays, members of the Liturgical Commission show what the ideal of common prayer has meant throughout Anglican history; they demonstrate why its maintenance is important today, and discuss what form it might take in the future.

  • Diccionario Vasco-Español-Francés: Dictionnaire Basque-Espagnol-Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Diccionario Vasco-Espanol-Frances: Dictionnaire Basque-Espagnol-Francais

    Maiero (an - b, R), palo que se pone debajo del cedazo al cerner, baton qui se place sous le sas pour tamiser.

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  • Genocide by Proxy: Cambodian Pawn on a Superpower Chessboard

    A detailed, scholarly reassessment of developments in Cambodia since December 25, 1978, when Vietnamese combat soldiers expelled the ruthless Pol Pot regime. Genocide by Proxy is an account of a country at war and of a people consigned to the role of pawn in world politics. Michael Haas contends that Cambodia became an arena for superpower conflict and thus could only find peace when the superpowers extricated themselves from the country. In providing perhaps the best explanation of the causes of the Cambodian tragedy, Haas exposes the narcissism that reigns when one state forces another to be its pawn. Haas' analysis entails a study in comparative foreign policies, an exercise that has theoretical merit for political scientists in search of paradigms of political behavior. Challenging the conventional view of Vietnam as the aggressor, this volume vindicates Vietnam's role in the Cambodian conflict, while at the same time revealing the treachery of U.S. foreign policy toward Cambodia. Much of the information in the book is based on Haas' own interviews with more than 100 key international figures and on primary documents.

    In an introductory chapter devoted to the basic facts of how genocide by proxy began, Haas sets forth the history of Pol Pot's rise and fall. The first three parts of the book, which deal with proxy war, proxy peace, and deproxification, are related in the style of the film Rashomon and detail how each country perceived events and framed policies to use the conflict for its own ends. The final chapter suggests an alternative to this world of superpower chess games. The two appendices contain records of voting in the United Nations on Cambodia. Genocide by Proxy provides a truly fresh assessment of Cambodia that will prove invaluable in courses in Asian studies, international relations, and peace research.

  • L'Ambigu, Ou Variétés Littéraires Et Politiques, 1813, Vol. 40: Recueil Périodique, Publié Trois Fois Par Mois (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Ambigu, ou Varietes Litteraires Et Politiques, 1813, Vol. 40: Recueil Periodique, Publie Trois Fois par Mois

    Nous ne parlerons qu'en assaut des intentions que ces deux empereurs ont aGBPcctees de retablir la nation Juive. La tentative fut, dans les deux cas, aussi peu sincere qu'impie mais ce qu'il y a de cer tain c'est que l'evenement. A? echoue. De nos jours comme il echoue autrefois.

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  • Oeuvres Posthumes de Frédéric II, Vol. 9: Roi de Prusse (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, Vol. 9: Roi de Prusse

    Monfie1ir, me voila rapproche de plus de foixante lieues de Cirey; il me femble que je n'ai plus qu'un pas a faire pour y arriver, je ne fais quelle puiliance invifible m'empeche d'achever ce chemin. Vous ne fauriez croire ce que vous me faites foufirir, les inquietu des que j'ai, vous fachant fi pres, de ne pou voir jouir de votre converfation.

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  • The Plant Propagator's Bible

    This title helps to easily propagate any plant in your garden, greenhouse, or conservatory. This comprehensive guide explains techniques for cultivating new plants from seed, cuttings, budding, and grafting. Utilize the natural processes of plant reproduction. Each method is demonstrated for different types of plant using detailed step-by-step illustrations and annotated photographs, with invaluable advice on how to create the perfect growing conditions for your new plants. This title includes information on essential tools and equipment, troubleshooting, and specialist tips for commercial growers. It is an A-Z directory of over 1000 species that provides tailor-made recipes for propagating a huge range of aquatics, ornamental plants, houseplants, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and wildflowers.

  • How to Do Just About Anything on a Computer

    Cutting through the computer jargon, this essential guide will tell you all you need to know about your computer. Its step-by-step projects help you set up your computer, manage your files and get connected to the internet with complete ease. The practical projects section has great suggestions for calculating your bills, organising music for a party, making address labels and so much more using your computer. With clear pictures showing what you can expect to see onscreen, you will have expert help every step of the way. Including new projects on downloading images from a digital camera, image-editing, digitising old records and creating a family tree, this easy-to-follow book is a must for computer users with "Microsoft" "Windows" "Vista".

  • Traité de Mécanique Générale, Vol. 6: Comprenant Les Leçons Professées a l'École Polytechnique Et a l'École Nationale Des Mines; Voûtes; Ponts En ... Travaux Maritimes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Mecanique Generale, Vol. 6: Comprenant les Lecons Professees A l'Ecole Polytechnique Et A l'Ecole Nationale des Mines; Voutes; Ponts en Charpente; Constructions Metalliques; Navigation Interieure; Travaux Maritimes

    Cet Appendice comprend notamment de nouvelles demons trations du theoreme des trois moments et de la theorie des rivets, des developpements numeriques sur la resistance des arcs circulaires, des considerations analytiques sur la resis tance des cintres des voutes, sur les murs de soutenement et de reservoirs, et enfin sur la resistance des etais.

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  • Faith and Fiction: Christian Literature in America Today

    In recent years, there has been an explosion in the market for fiction on religious topics and themes, most notably Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. The variety of contemporary religious fiction and the publishing phenomenon surrounding it indicate that this literature transcends any overt religious meaning and is significant in its political and social implications; it is emblematic of the contemporary American Zeitgeist. Traditionally, literature is both mirror and lamp, reflecting the society that produces it and illuminating the values and interests of that society. Recognizing both of those perspectives, Gandolfo examines Christian literature's place in American culture today and explores the cultural meaning and significance of the wildly popular Christian fiction now available.

    The phenomenon surrounding Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has led to a cottage industry of interpretations, attacks, and commentaries, but one thing is certain: the book has had an enormous impact on American society, culture, and religious understanding, not to mention the publishing industry, which scrambles to find similar religious books to feed to an eager public. But The Da Vinci Code is not the only book of its type on the market today. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the market for fiction on religious topics and themes, with an entire series devoted to the impending Rapture as described in the Left Behind series. Some fiction does not take an explicitly religious theme as these books do. Instead, writers like Andre Dubus and Ron Hansen imbue their creative work with spiritual and religious themes embedded in the everyday lives and concerns of their characters. Regardless of the specific approach, what is not in doubt is that American readers have made the authors of these works wealthy as bookstores cannot stock their shelves with enough copies. Why the recent surge of interest in Christian fiction? How does it reflect trends in our culture and our lives? How has it changed our society and our understanding of spirituality and religion? How accurate are these books in terms of the theology they espouse?

    The variety of contemporary religious fiction and the publishing phenomenon surrounding it indicate that this literature transcends any overt religious meaning and is significant in its political and social implications; it is emblematic of the contemporary American Zeitgeist. Traditionally, literature is both mirror and lamp, reflecting the society that produces it and illuminating the values and interests of that society. Recognizing both of those perspectives, Faith and Fiction examines Christian literature's place in American culture today and explores the cultural meaning and significance of the wildly popular Christian fiction now available.

  • Hymne Ammon-Ra Des Papyrus Égyptiens Du Musée de Boulaq (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Hymne Ammon-Ra des Papyrus Egyptiens du Musee de Boulaq

    Dlflna/itmw du, ({au wm.qm m wma 7uo meclcvi/amm/i cwu/ d cf... fwa ...de nom: 7l1 umoeeumd7m tw Magda cum/l caaawoe, mnm une vu jet'l dc aad4uw jmj urw aÿwm/wf wow e/fdu, ux.

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  • Droit Musulman, Vol. 1: Du Statut Personnel (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Droit Musulman, Vol. 1: Du Statut Personnel

    Que le tuteur pouvait etre tenu de rendre compte au kadi chaque fois que, par son administration, il mettait en peril les interets de son pupille.

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  • Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright

    N. T. Wright is widely regarded as the most exciting and influential biblical scholar of the past two decades. In Jesus, Paul and the People of God, an international team of leading scholars assesses the impact and theological significance of N. T. Wright's major publications on the New Testament and Christian origins. The book includes two important new essays by N. T. Wright on the themes of historical Jesus studies and of Pauline studies and the life of the Church. Eight other essays critically interact with these two central themes, enabling the reader to gain a deeper appreciation of the key areas of debate, and of Wright's distinctive contribution to our present understanding. Contributors: Jeremy S. Begbie, Markus Bockmuehl, Richard B. Hays, Edith M. Humphrey, Sylvia C. Keesmaat, Nicholas Perrin, Marianne Meye Thompson, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Brian J. Walsh

  • Perspectives on Faculty Roles in Nursing Education

    This book discusses the roles and responsibilities of nursing faculty and deans related to student education, nursing program management, and success within the academic and clinical environments.

    Various chapters cover topics such as significant role factors and their influence on role strain--time constraints, pressure to do research and secure funding, and lack of adequate support services; strategies to reduce role strain; the use of mentoring, which decreases role strain and enables faculty to better negotiate the promotion and tenure system; the changing demographics of the student body and the effect that adult students have on teaching styles; the multiple roles of deans; and the recruitment and retention of minority students.

  • From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb And the Foundations of Radical Islamism

    The modern political idea of jihad--a violent struggle against corrupt or anti-Islamic regimes--is essentially the brainchild of one man who turned traditional Islamic precepts inside out and created the modern radical political Islamist movement. Using the evolution of Sayyid Qutb's life and writings, Musallam traces and analyzes Qutb's alienation and subsequent emergence as an independent Islamist within the context of his society and the problems that it faced. Radicalized following his stay in the United States in the late 1940s and during his imprisonment from 1954 to 1964, Qutb would pen controversial writings that would have a significant impact on young Islamists in Egypt for decades following his death and on global jihadist Islamists for the past quarter century. Since September 11, 2001, the West has dubbed Qutb the philosopher of Islamic terror and godfather ideologue of al-Qaeda. This is the first book to examine his life and thought in the wake of the events that ignited the War on Terrorism.

    A secular man of letters in the 1930s and 1940s, Qutb's outlook and focus on Quranic studies underwent drastic changes during World War II. The Quran became a refuge for his personal needs and for answers to the ills of his society. As a result, he forsook literature permanently for the Islamic cause and way of life. His stay in the United States from 1948 to 1950 reinforced his deeply held belief that Islam is man's only salvation from the abyss of Godless materialism he believed to be manifest in both capitalism and communism. Qutb's active opposition to the secular policies of Egyptian President Nasser led to his imprisonment from 1954 to 1964, during which his writings called for the overthrow of Jahili (pagan) governments and their replacement with a true and just Islamic society. A later arrest and trial resulted in his execution in August 1966.

  • Political Economy of Money: Emerging Fiat Monetary Regime

    Since 1971, when the Bretton Woods gold exchange standard ended, the world has been on a fiat monetary regime, with various fiat currencies managed according to the discretion of the issuing country. Inherent in this regime is a basic problem--the ease with which the system lends itself to political manipulation. This study examines the emerging fiat regime in a world of nation states determined to preserve their sovereignty from erosion by the global economy and places this process in its economic, historical, and political perspective.

  • Dictionnaire de la Langue Françoise, Ancienne Et Moderne, Vol. 1: A-D (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de la Langue Francoise, Ancienne Et Moderne, Vol. 1: A-D

    C 'efi un grand abarcar de bois. Facon de parler proverbiale qui veut dire que celui dont on parle, fe vante de faire beaucoup de choles qui font a'u - de'fl'us de fes forces.

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  • Cours d'Économie Politique, Vol. 2: Revu Et Augmenté de Leçons Inédites Recueillies (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cours d'Economie Politique, Vol. 2: Revu Et Augmente de Lecons Inedites Recueillies

    Mais ce n'est pas dans ce moment que nous vou lons examiner a fond la nature et la portee de ces faits. Je voulais seulement vous faire remarquer que, si l'on voulait aborder logiquement la question de l'appr0priation individuelle de la terre, il faudrait d'abord la degager de toutes ces questions secondai res sur la distribution du sol, et considerer le prin cipe de la propriete territoriale en lui-meme, sans restrictions et sans anomalies.

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  • Caring for Future Generations: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Perspectives

    Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are increasingly discovering that what unites them is more important than what divides them. Many now acknowledge that an interreligious dialogue going beyond faith and spiritual fellowship to a common struggle for justice can enrich a holistic vision through a complementarity of perspectives. It is this spirit of interreligious dialogue that has inspired this volume and the conference on which it is based. Using as a focal point the conceptual framework of an abiding respect for human rights, in particular the rights of future generations, the contributors demonstrate that the three monotheistic faiths share several basic convictions, such as the need to protect our Earth for the benefit of our progeny, the fundamental unity of the human family, and the unity of past, present, and future generations.

  • Lettres de Monsieur Antoine Arnauld, Vol. 4: Docteur de Sorbonne (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres de Monsieur Antoine Arnauld, Vol. 4: Docteur de Sorbonne

    14 WM Larue CCXII. A M Wi lcttrb De Lum CCLXIV. &ccxx. Mie de fi: afin obligeanta. Il de ne plus l'obliger a parler du P. Ft. 11 lui p4rle de M. Mal: a 156. F. CCLXXI. A Mad. De Pont nr. Sur le: faufle alarm: uz ue pre fe: fonfiqet hg4tum eait defi: mega jicr tout par 158. CCLXXII. A la meme. Sur vrt de deuxp: rfims de meme [a fiatt d'une Rel{gimfi. 16 CCLXXIIL Alameme. Illm' un d'un: penfl'e qui la: im: venue gie: de: precautions qu'on le fillio'floit.

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  • Practical Theology in Action - Christian Thinking in the Service of Church and Society

    Now a classic textbook, Practical Theology in Action offers a basic introduction for all those involved in pastoral care and in applying Christian thinking to the service of the Church and society. Using everyday stories and case histories the authors explore pastoral situations and reflect on them theologically. This new edition has been extensively revised to take into account the changes of the past ten years. The first part of the book (The Foundations) looks at the theory of practical theology, and models for its application. The second part covers tools for practical theology; learning from experience, interdisciplinary working, theological reflection, action and spirituality; and to this has been added new material about mission in context today.

  • Serial Murder And Media Circuses

    The Axman of New Orleans specialized in killing grocers of Italian descent in the 1910s, apparently to promote jazz music. Dorothea Puente was a little old landlady who murdered her tenants, but kept cashing their government checks. The Manson Family terrorized California in the 1960s, as did the Hillside Stranglers a decade later. Twelve serial murder cases, occurring in eight decades between the 1890s and 1990s, had one thing in common: significant presence of the mass media. This book examines these specific cases of serial murder, and the way the media became involved in the investigations and trials of each.

    Gibson argues that the American media plays a multidimensional and integral role in serial killings and their investigation--and that this role is not generally a positive one. Serial murder cases motivate the media in unfortunate ways, and the result is that even typically respectable media organizations can be involved in such things as document theft, or in interfering with the capture of serial murderers on the run. This link between multiple murderers and mass communication is not accidental or coincidental; rather, the relationship between the press and serial killers is one of extraordinary importance to both parties. Gibson examines the role of the media in serial murder cases; the body of knowledge on serial murder as seen through the lens of mass communication; the effectiveness of law enforcement responses to serial murderers and how they might be improved if the mass communication influence was better understood; the magnitude of the serial murder problem; and the interaction between the media, the killers, and serial murder investigations. Specific examples and numerous quotes are provided throughout to illustrate this strange and detrimental relationship between media and serial murderers.

  • American Cultural Pluralism and Law

    This new edition of Norgren and Nanda's classic updates their examination of the intersection of American cultural pluralism and law. They document and analyze legal challenges to the existing social order raised by many cultural groups, among them, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, homeless persons, immigrants, disabled persons, and Rastafarians. In addition, they examine such current controversies as the culture wars in American schools and the impact of post-9/11 security measures on Arab and Muslim individuals and communities. The book also discusses more traditional challenges to the American legal system by women, homosexuals, African Americans, Latinos, Japanese Americans, and the Mormons and the Amish.

    The new chapters and updated analyses in this Third Edition reflect recent, relevant court cases dealing with culture, race, gender, religion, and personal status. Drawing on court materials, state and federal legislation, and legal ethnographies, the text analyzes the ongoing tension between, on the one hand, the need of different groups for cultural autonomy and equal rights, and on the other, the necessity of national unity and security. The text integrates the authors' commentary with case descriptions set in historical, cultural, political, and economic context. While the authors' thesis is that law is an instrument of social policy that has generally furthered an assimilationist agenda in American society, they also point out how in different periods, under different circumstances, and with regard to different groups, law has also some opportunity for cultural autonomy.

  • In Company with Christ

    This is an exploration on the power and traditions of pilgrimage. This book explores the power, the theology and the spirituality of procession and pilgrimage through the processions traditionally associated with Holy Week and Easter, the continuity of the pilgrimage tradition through the fourth and tenth centuries, to the present day. A sophisticated theologian herself, Benedicta Ward explores how the tradition of walking, in silence, in conversation with other, telling or listening to stories, manifests how the truth of Christ is available to all. The book based around lectures given in Canterbury Cathedral, substantially re-written as a book.

  • Temple Theology - An Introduction

    Margaret Barker believes that Christianity developed so quickly because it was a return to far older faith - far older than the Greek culture that is long-held to have influenced Christianity. Temple Theology explains that the preaching of the gospel and the early Christian faith grew out of the centuries' old Hebrew longing for God's original Temple. These longings form the basis of the Old Testament exile theology and cause us reassess the relationship between Christianity and the Hebrew tradition. This is no fundamentalist work harking back to the idea that 'the oldest is the purest' Rather it is recognition that the Old Testament has a complex heritage and that those who shared this heritage did not share the same beliefs or scriptures - amongst these people were the first Christians. In her exploration of temple theology, Margaret Barker finds clear references and beliefs in fundamental Christian concepts such as atonement, creation and covenant. This is a thorough and fascinating exploration of the theology of the original Jewish Temple.

  • Communist Revolutionary Warfare: From the Vietminh to the Viet Cong

    This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era was among the first major published analyses by an American expert on the insurgency in Indochina. In addition to tracing the Chinese influence on the Vietminh cadres and the French military response, the book describes the organization, logistics, and tactics of the communist movement. The author, George Tanham, managed the U.S. rural development program in South Vietnam and later served as special assistant for counterinsurgency at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand during the mid-1960s. With a new foreword by Richard A. Shultz Jr.

  • The American War Film: History and Hollywood

    McAdams provides the first extensive synthesis of American and world history with the war film genre. He demonstrates how the war film reflects the currents of history of the time with actual events portrayed and in dramatic plot points.

    Beginning with ^IThe Birth of a Nation^R in 1915, McAdams weaves the development of Hollywood, the larger socioeconomic and political events of the time with the way war was and is portrayed in American film. In wartime he shows the struggle between propaganda and patriotism on the one side and the desire of many directors and film people to portray war as they came to know it on the other. He concludes with ^IPearl Harbor^R and Hollywood's search for historical film blockbusters. A fascinating survey for film and American military history scholars and students as well as the general public interested in American film in context.

  • Histoire Des Plus Célèbres Amateurs Français Et de Leurs Relations Avec Les Artistes Faisant Suite À Celle Des Plus Célèbres Amateurs Italiens: Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1694-1774 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire des Plus Celebres Amateurs Francais Et de Leurs Relations Avec les Artistes Faisant Suite a Celle des Plus Celebres Amateurs Italiens: Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1694-1774

    Laurent Natter, Francois Guay, graveurs en pierres fines Madame de Pompadour; le marquis de Marigny; Soufflot, Cochin fils, De Troy fils.

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  • The Economic Benefits of Predicting Job Performance: Selection Utility

    Designed as a comprehensive text for advanced courses in personnel selection and classification, the three volumes that comprise The Economic Benefits of Predicting Job Performance take a different approach than that taken in most previous works on the subject. While most texts focus on selection and psychological measurement to the exclusion of classification, these volumes summarize the major theories and research findings in both areas and provide a thorough treatment of classification processes. This is the first text providing more than a chapter on classification since Cronbach and Gleser's historic work in 1965. Joseph Zeidner and Cecil D. Johnson discuss the central topics involved in the practical prediction of job performance, including validity and utility models and research strategies and designs. Based on their analysis, they introduce a new theory, the differential assignment theory, and illustrate the mathematical principles that govern its use in personnel classification. Throughout, the authors are concerned with the realistic applications of specific procedures to maximize both selection and classification efficiency.

    This volume begins with an overview describing the major issues, important findings, and conclusions. Focusing on selection utility, it covers the analysis of major validation studies and the development of current decision theoretic selection utility models. Volume 1 includes a glossary and list of references.

  • Histoire de la Médecine Arabe, Vol. 1: Exposé Complet Des Traductions Du Grec; Les Sciences En Orient, Leur Transmission À l'Occident Par Les Traductions Latines (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Medecine Arabe, Vol. 1: Expose Complet des Traductions du Grec; Les Sciences en Orient, Leur Transmission a l'Occident par les Traductions Latines

    Ce qui caracterise cette periode, c'est la profonde origina lite de ses debuts. Chez les divers peuples qui ont tour 'a tour occupe la scene, le developpement des sciences et leurs evolutions suivent il peu pres identiquement les memes lois. Il n'en est pas de meme pour les Arabes: leur initiation a la science est un fait unique dans l'histoire.

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  • Barefoot Prayers: A Meditation a Day for Lent and Easter

    Stephen Cherry's latest book is a sequence of beautifully crafted prayer-meditations, providing simple yet profound spiritual nourishment for the Lenten season. The book gives an engaging introduction to the different ways that prayer can work in the lives of the busiest of Christians. Barefoot Prayers is ideal for people who may have little time for sitting and reading but more time for thinking and reflecting.

  • Energy, Economics, And Politics in the Caspian Region: Dreams And Realities

    The potential of energy resources in the Caspian region (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) has attracted much attention since the demise of the Soviet Union. Many industry analysts in the United States and other developed nations consider oil supplies from the Caspian a strong alternative to the Persian Gulf, and believe that a new reliance on its resources can reduce the perennial Western vulnerability to price increases and threatened cutoffs. But is the region capable of fulfilling that role? The relatively low demand for natural gas worldwide, the transitory and often perilous political situation in the Caspian, and the uncertainty regarding the region's oil-producing capabilities in general make estimates of its potential to alleviate energy demands seem dubious. Maureen Crandall's revealing study of relevant economic and security issues clearly separates what can and cannot be expected from this strategically important, yet politically unstable region.

    In addition to examining the complex issues of cause and effect surrounding Caspian oil supply, Crandall examines the interests of neighboring states (Russia, Iran, and China), as well as those of the United States in the global search for resources. Figures, tables, and a bibliography complete a study that will prove of vital interest to regional security specialists, defense economists, energy analysts, environmentalists-and anyone else interested in Central Asia and the future of America's energy supplies.

  • Voyage Dans Le Nord Du Brésil Fait Durant Les Années 1613 Et 1614: Publié d'Après l'Exemplaire Unique Conservé À La Bibliothèque Impériale de Paris (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Voyage dans le Nord du Bresil Fait Durant les Annees 1613 Et 1614: Publie d'Apres l'Exemplaire Unique Conserve a la Bibliotheque Imperiale de Paris

    Joyeuse, etait venu renoncer au faste de la cour, et s'etait demis volontairement de ses charges mili taires, pour vivre dans la plus etroite pauvrete. C'etait dans ce sombre asile qu'un des rejetons les plus illustres de la famille de Pembroke, avait ab jure le Calvinisme et, renoncant 'a la plus brillante existence, avait accepte les humbles fonctions qui des la premiere annee du siecle, il est vrai, s'etaient echangees pour lui contre les dignites de l'ordre, et l'avaient mis 'a meme de poursuivre sans relache, la mission qu'il s'etait volontairement imposee.

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  • The Channel Four Book of Big Races

    This guide to over 100 major televised horse races encompasses the Flat, National Hunt steeplechasing and important international races. It covers the history of each event, together with famous runnings, course characteristics, personalities and previous winners.

  • New York State in the 21st Century

    Technological innovation, the globalization of exchange, greater marital instability, and new environmental and health challenges are reshaping the world in which we live. This edited volume analyzes current and projected future socioeconomic trends in the context of New York State, a state that has historically played an important role in public policy innovation. The contributors identify major trends, compare New York State to the United States as a whole, and indicate the need for new social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Among the issues discussed are the distribution of income, trends in land use, recent immigrants, and family living arrangements.

  • Tides and Seasons

    In Tides and Seasons, David Adam draws from the rich store of Celtic Spirituality insights which speak to our own world today. The prayers he has written for this book echo the rhythms of creation which find their parallels in our spiritual lives. The movement of the tides - incoming, full flood, ebb tide, low tide - are linked to the cycle of the year, the seasons of life and the highs and lows of our own experience. Many strong currents are at work in our lives. Yet in the ebb and flow, nothing is lost, only changed. The sea of God's love is not diminished. Even in times of despair, we are made aware that there are other shores, eternal reaches, and that after the lowest ebb, the tide will flow again.

  • Huon Le Roi, Le Vair Palefroi: Avec Deux Versions de la Male Honte (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Huon le Roi, le Vair Palefroi: Avec Deux Versions de la Male Honte

    Wilhelm Hertz 2 et M. K. Vossler 3 ont rapproche du fabliau du Vair Palefroila 316 des Cent nouvelles nouvelles, dans laquelle un ecuyer, voyant un soir a la porte de son seigneur une mule sellee, la monte et est conduit par elle chez une belle dont il n'avait jamais pu connaitre l'adresse. Mais les donnees litteraires sur les quelles repose cette 316 nouvelle sont tout autres, ainsi que l'on peut le voir par l'etude de M. Walter Kuchler sur les sources des Cent nouvelles nouvelles 4, et, la reminiscence du Vair Palefroi y est bien vague; il se peut meme, comme le-croit M. Langlois, qu'il n'y ait entre les deux situations qu'une simple coincidence.

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  • Oeuvres, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres, Vol. 3

    Comparez la fable X... du livre VI, ayant memes personnages le Villageois et le Serpent, mais tout autre du reste.

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  • Austin Farrer: The Essential Sermons

    This is a collection of sermons based on simple yet profound understanding of spiritual themes. It combines intellect and poetry in order to make lessons more memorable and stimulating.

  • Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury: Stories and wisdom through the eyes of great painters

    The Bible contains some of the greatest stories and teachings of all time. It is also the inspiration for some of the greatest pictures ever painted. Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury captures some of the Bible's most dramatic scenes and memorable characters, as depicted by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Degas, Duccio, Durer, El Greco, Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens Rublev, Titian and Van Gogh. From the majesty of Genesis to the mystery of Revelation, Sister Wendy invites you to share her delight in the way these painters have interpreted and depicted the Bible over two thousand years. This beautifully presented volume includes 55 illustrations.

  • Religions de l'Antiquité, Vol. 1: Considérées Principalement Dans Leurs Formes Symboliques Et Mythologiques; Première Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Religions de l'Antiquite, Vol. 1: Considerees Principalement dans Leurs Formes Symboliques Et Mythologiques; Premiere Partie

    Note Origine et developpement progressif des re ligious d'apres Goerres, 523. Note 2 Disser tation grammaticale sur lit nomenclature symbolique et mythologique des anciens, p. 528. Note 3 Ori gine. Et divers modes de l'ecriture, et leurs rapports avec les langues, p. 537. -note Sur les diverses acceptions des mots symbole, embleme, etc., p. 543. Note 5 Rapports du mythe heroique ou epique avec le symbole, p. Note 6 Sur l'architecture symbolique des anciens et des modernes, p. Note 7 Emploi allegorique des couleurs chez les au ciens.et chez les modernes, p. - Note 8 Obser vations critiques de M. Guerres sur la premiere partie de 552. Note 9: Sur les Betyles par M. Munter, p. 555. Note De l'etat des pretres chez les anciens Grecs par M. Heeren p. 556. - Note Sur la Diviuation, p. 558. Note 12 Sur les Oracles les Sibylles, etc., p. 560. Note 13 Sur l'art dans le christiamsme, p. 561. Note rl. Travaux modernes sur la mythologie et les anciennes traditions du Nord 563. Note 15 Bibliographie mythologique des All2mauds dans les quinze ou vingt dernieres annees p. 565.

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  • Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith

    W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, William Golding, Elizabeth Jennings, C. S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Stevie Smith, Barbara Pym, Marilynne Robinson, R. S. Thomas. . . These are among some of the great poets and novelists whose struggles with faith finds expression in their works, and whose works have helped countless readers to appreciate the different forms that faith can take in different times and places. Richard Harries considers the work of twenty of these writers, painting vivid pictures of their lives and times, and providing us with numerous critically sympathetic insights into the spiritual dimension of their writings.

  • Telecity: Information Technology and Its Impact on City Form

    This study examines the growth of the information society and the impact of its technologies on city form and urban life. It establishes a theoretical framework that integrates the consequences of technology on the physical city, the dynamics of its economic activities and location decisions, and its social processes.

    Tarik A. Fathy's main concern in this work is the relationship between socioeconomic forces of social change and the physical transformation process of the existing city in Western countries. The focus is on the influence of technology, not as an autonomous or deterministic factor, but as an analytical element in order to investigate which form of the city accommodates these social changes and which structure appropriates them. The complexity of the social impact of technology and the broad interests of many disciplines in technological change foreshadow an innovative approach that establishes the influence of current social transformations and their forms in urban life. Fathy argues that the revolutionary use and application of information technologies produces a telecity--a critical mass of inhabitants engaged in interactive communication networks where remote services, facilities, and work dominate life. He finds that this new telecity is strikingly different in physical layout and needs, and economic and social processes from the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century city. He concludes this study of the telecity concept by proposing four public policy implications. Scholars and designers in the fields of urban studies, urban planning, sociology, and urban/regional economics will find this work of great interest.

  • Checking Executive Power: Presidential Impeachment in Comparative Perspective

    Baumgartner, Kada, and thier contributors examine presidential impeachment in such varied settings as the United States, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Madagascar. In all of these countries there has been a serious impeachment attempt within the past decade or so. The results of each impeachment attempt vary, from unnsuccessful attempts to those which were successful; in the latter case, some resulted in presidents remaining in office, others in removal of the president, and, in one case, the forced resignation of a president.

    The common framework of each analysis includes a discussion of the historical and constitional bases of the presidency, the institutional balance of power, provisions for impeachment, and the structure of party politics in each country; in addition, the role that public opinion plays in the process is discussed. While broad, the framework permits comparison between the cases and some general conclusions about all phases of the impeachment process and executive accountability can be drawn. One of the most important conclusions is that contrary to popular wisdom, impeachment is most definitively not a strictly legal process, but rather one that is highly political from start to finish. As the volume makes clear, it is most useful to view impeachment by way of examining the intersection of executive-legislative relations, partisan political conflict, and public opinion.

  • Immigrant Physicians: Former Soviet Doctors in Israel, Canada, and the United States

    Shuval and Bernstein examine the occupational integration of immigrant physicians from the former Soviet Union to Israel, Canada, and the United States. An analysis of general immigration policy and the licensing and employment of immigrant physicians in each of the host countries provides the background for a comparative analysis of the migration experience as expressed in life-history narratives. The findings provide sociological insights, hypotheses, and generalizations that are meaningful beyond these settings. This is an important research tool for scholars and students in medical sociology, immigration studies, and Eastern European studies.

    Shuval and Bernstein examine the occupational integration of immigrant physicians from the former Soviet Union to Israel, Canada, and the United States. It is this combination of the commonality and uniqueness of the contexts studied that makes possible a comparative analysis that sheds light on the dynamic structuring of professions in contemporary industrialized societies.

    Shuval, Bernstein and their contributors first focus on the common motives, values, and problems of immigrants in post-industrial societies. After examining the historical and structural background of their medical training and practice, they look at the reasons for emigrating and the immigration policy and licensing approaches in each of the three host countries. Throughout, life-history narratives personalize the experience. They conclude by drawing together the findings in the three settings. An important research tool for scholars and students in medical sociology, immigration studies, and Eastern European studies.

  • The Art of Advent: A painting a day from Advent to Epiphany

    This beautiful book describes and interprets a series of paintings for each day of Advent. Artists often address subjects our culture seeks to avoid, and Jane Williams' brilliant and perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a more discerning eye, and discover deeper levels of meaning than may at first appear.

  • Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, Vol. 21: November 1961 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Freemasons' Monthly Magazine, Vol. 21: November 1961

    In our last number we felt it to be a duty to state with somewhat of plainness, the position in which we were placed, showing the sacrifices that had been already made by us, and the need of increased support to save us from incurring such a further amount of loss as would involve a breach of duty to those having the nearest and most solemn claims upon us. If that appeal has not yet added any such number to our subscription list, as would balance the loss sustained within the last year by the with drawal of so many Southern subscriptions and the stoppage of communi cation between North and South, still it has been the means of calling forth many kind and brotherly expressions of sympathy and support, which have been a most welcome consolation and counterbalance to the trials that we, in common with all our countrymen - professions, classes, or individuals - have had lately to undergo.

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  • Lectionary Reflections: Year C

    This book is one of three volumes that bring together Jane Williams's widely read and much enjoyed Church Times columns. Here, she offers reflections on the Sunday readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C. Each section gives the lectionary references and provides a thought-provoking starting point for exploring the readings, drawing out points of connection between them. Intelligently written in an engaging and inspiring style, Lectionary Reflections will prove invaluable in preparation for Sunday worship or for regular Bible study throughout the year. It will be of use to individuals and groups for opening up the Bible and applying its rich teaching and stories.

  • Marriage, Mitres, and Being Myself

    Jane Williams knows a thing or two hundred about being married to a bishop - and an archbishop. She also knows many other bishops' wives and an Episcopal husband or two. In this absorbing book, she pulls together the experiences of a unique band of diverse individuals whose common bond is an attachment to the higher echelons of the Anglican Communion.Bishop's spouses discuss their lives openly; many for the first time. There are glimpses of struggles with bureaucracy, with feelings of powerlessness in the face of major upheavals, and of frustration at the difficulties of balancing duty, marriage and the time to be yourself. Yet the overall impression is of a richness of life and opportunity, a sense of privilege and of grace to surmount challenges that none of the spouses imagined or sought."Marriage and Mitres" is a book with a relevance far beyond the small group of people whose lives it explores; it is a story of husbands and wives facing challenges together, even when 'together' means being apart for a while; and it is told with gratitude when it would be easy to slip into an attitude of 'us against them'.Set against the backdrop of the diverse worldwide Anglican Communion, the stories told here are ultimately those of the partnership of marriage, proving through its tensions and trials the reality of love.

  • Great Christian Thinkers - A Starter Kit

    A guide to the major theologians, from Anselm to Zwingli. It takes a question-and-answer form with the thinkers arranged in alphabetical order, and a time-line to put the thinkers into their context.

  • Speaking of Higher Education: The Academic's Book of Quotations

    This unique book offers quotations that reflect both historic and current thinking in the field of higher education. These quotations are enjoyable to read, useful to those who speak and write on the subject of higher education, and illustrative of the enduring purposes of the academic enterprise. More than 1,600 quotations from over 650 authors are arranged both chronologically and by subject. The collection includes both statements that support higher education as well as those that criticize it.

    This unique book offers quotations that reflect both historic and current thinking in the field of higher education. These quotations are enjoyable to read, useful to those who speak and write on the subject of higher education, and illustrative of the enduring purposes of the academic enterprise. This book will be of particular value to academic, political, and journalistic practitioners who prepare speeches, position papers, or news backgrounders for both professional and lay audiences, as well as for scholars seeking citations to materials that are otherwise difficult to locate. More than 1,600 quotations from over 650 authors are arranged both chronologically and by subject. This arrangement offers readers the opportunity to trace how thinking has changed, or how it has remained the same, during the 2000-year period covered in this book. The collection includes both statements that support higher education as well as those that criticize it.

    Many of the quotations in this book were developed from original sources, which are cited in detail for verification and further reading. The represented authors range from academic leaders to social critics, U.S. presidents to Russian revolutionaries, Roman poets to student radicals, John Donne to Fats Domino. All of the authors are identified by professional positions, years of birth, and, where applicable, year of death.

  • The Money Supply Process: A Comparative Analysis

    A pioneering work in comparative monetary and financial studies, this is the first international comparative, empirical study of the money supply process (MSP) that involves all of the basic types of economies and institutional economic systems at all levels of economic development. As the authors note at the outset, the highly relative nature of the MSP contributes to wide differences in the MSP in different types of economies. Yet the MSP is one of the most important topics of both monetary theory and monetary practice. The comparative approach adopted here enables the authors to explain the differences that do occur in the MSP across economies and what causes them. By properly defining the general theory and overall monetary theory of MSP, the authors offer the reader both a better understanding of the national MSP and a broad framework of possibilities for improving the efficiency of monetary policy.

    The authors begin by describing their approach to an analysis of the MSP in national economies and the concepts and models used in this analysis. They then explain the classification of economies used in the study and their methodological approach, which is based on a two-dimensional flow of funds accounts matrix. Four chapters present the empirical evidence derived from this approach. Included are both a holistic analysis and a structural comparative analysis of the MSP. A separate chapter presents a comparative analysis involving 100 countries of the MSP during the 1978-83 time period. Finally, the authors look at the influence of the balance-of-payments and of domestic institutional sectors on the MSP. Their concluding chapters summarize their findings and point the way to further research in this area. Scholars and policymakers in economics, macroeconomics, and monetary policy will find this an illuminating addition to the literature of the money supply process.

  • Pursuing the Mystery: Worship and Daily Life as Presences of God

    Drawing on a range of sources, the author proposes a revolution in our attitudes to worship and to life. The results show the phenomenon of the Christian church in a different perspective for our times.

  • Speaking Christian - Recovering the Lost Meaning of Christian Words

    As with French, German or Spanish, learning the basic vocabulary of Christianity is a vital first step in understanding what it means and how it works. We think of words like 'faith', 'forgiveness', 'salvation', 'sin' and 'heaven'. But how can we be sure that we understand them correctly? Over the centuries all sorts of different meanings have grown up around these words, and sometimes those meanings can obscure or distort the way the words were originally used in the Bible. In Speaking Christian, Marcus Borg takes some of the key words in the Christian dictionary and exposes the negative and unhelpful connotations they still carry today. At the same time, he goes back to the Bible and unpacks their meaning in a way that is both more faithful to the teaching of Jesus and more relevant to his followers today.

  • Les Huns Blancs, Ou Ephthalites Des Historiens Byzantins (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Huns Blancs, ou Ephthalites des Historiens Byzantins

    Ces deux propositions sont d'ailleurs si etroite ment liees entre elles que l'eclaircissement de l'une conduit en meme temps ala solution de l'autre.

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  • Signifying Female Adolescence: Film Representations and Fans, 1920-1950

    Motion pictures have been one of the forces that have both shaped and reproduced adolescent femininity. Films not only reflect culture--they help to create it. So it is worth looking at films to see what messages they gave girls--and adults--about what girls were and should be like. Scheiner uses film as a window into the cultural meanings of female adolescence, and explores how those meanings changed over time. She looks at how female adolescence has been constructed in film, focusing on the period from 1920 to 1950. She contextualizes representations of female adolescence by looking at the actual experience of adolescence in each period and by examining the material conditions and film industry processes that contributed to these portrayals.

    As Scheiner makes clear, historical interpretations of film messages must be expanded to determine what conclusions girls themselves reached from film images. Girls are hardly passive consumers of film. Rather, they choose how to respond to the films they see. This is perhaps best illustrated by fan activities, where girls actively define what is important about films and film stars, and create their own understandings of female adolescence. Scheiner also looks specifically at adolescent girls as fans to decode their responses to filmic representations of adolescence. She uses some nontraditional sources such as fan columns in fan magazines, fan publications of various stars, reviews in young women's literature, fan mail, and letters to film companies to find evidence of audience reception. Scheiner opens up a world often at odds with the actual experience of female adolescents, and she makes clear that films about adolescent girls are not only a formative part of the nation's history in the early 20th century, but a formative part of becoming a girl. Scholars, students, and other researchers of American film and women's studies, popular culture, and 20th-century history will find this study of particular interest.

  • Military Justice: A Guide To The Issues

    Public, press, and academic interest in the military justice system has increased over the past generation. This is a result of several high-profile trials (the Sergeant Major of the Army and Kelly Flinn, among many others), a popular TV show (even if it was Navy JAGs), and broader public attention to and interest in the military, stemming from the post-Cold War prominence of the military (Gulf War I, Balkans, and post-9/11 operations). In addition, some of the more prominent cases from the war in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib and detainee cases, as well as the GTMO military commissions, have kept military justice in the news. There are many misconceptions about the rudiments of the military justice system. Many perceive severity where there is none (though there are features that differ from the civilian system, sometimes unfavorably for the accused), and few are aware of its unique protections and features. Senators Lott and McConnell were not unique in the inaccurate perceptions they publicly stated about military justice during hearings on military tribunals. This volume would accomplish two main purposes: (1) provide comprehensive, accurate, and current information about the military justice system and related disciplinary features, written in laymen's language; and (2) explain the system through some illustrative or engaging anecdotes (e.g., the trials of Billy Mitchell, William Calley, and the World War II Nazi saboteurs, whose capture and trial provide the basis for today's Guantanamo-based trials of suspected terrorists).

  • Genocide and Millennialism in Upper Peru: The Great Rebellion of 1780-1782

    Exploring one of the least studied genocides in post-conquest South America, Robins calls into question many of the central assumptions currently held by genocide scholars. Victims of genocide usually lack the organization and weaponry to battle their enemies. During the 1780-1782 Great Rebellion in Peru and Upper Peru (now Bolivia), however, the Indian revolutionaries faced the better-organized and armed loyalist army. Whereas genocidal policies are usually characterized by centralized leadership, the Great Rebellion was highly fragmented and confederational in nature, undercutting the widely-held assumption that only the State is capable of committing genocide. The Rebellion is one of the rare cases when the victims of genocide emerged victorious.

    Focusing on the events occurring in the region south of La Paz, Robins examines how a native millennial movement evolved into an Indian-led attempt at genocide, dealing an unprecedented challenge to Spanish rule in the Americas. In the eyes of the rebels, this revolt fulfilled prophecies of an inevitable, divinely assisted, and long-awaited return of native rule. Just like at the dawn of the colonial period, this new era was to be born of pachacuti, or cataclysm. But this time the Spanish interlopers and their culture would be targeted for destruction.

  • Omens and Oracles: Collective Psychology in the Nuclear Age

    Using depth psychology to develop a globally rooted psychoanalytic perspective, Jerry Kroth explores the psychological underpinnings of events, conflicts, and changes that may have deeper symbolic meanings than we generally suppose. Through his strategy of treating real occurrences as dreams arising from the collective unconscious, Kroth is able to derive clues to the significance of present happenings and identify incidents that have accurately predicted subsequent events.

    Beginning with a dream interpretation approach to the Jim Jones phenomenon, Kroth discusses the power of the trickster archetype in American society. In another chapter, he connects the panic following Orson Welles's 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds to a collective dream anticipating the cataclysm of World War II, which was to unfold only eleven months later. In the remaining chapters Kroth sifts through some of the omens and oracles that confront us today, finding many of the same foreboding conclusions. His examination of the Gorbachev revolution from the standpoint of Russian national character and psychohistory yields future scenarios less optimistic than have usually been anticipated. Other topics addressed are the collective dreams and portents encoded in the mass media, the Cambodian disaster as an aspect of the American shadow, and Israel's David-and-Goliath duel with the Palestinians. This incisive work is aimed at alerting us to the fact that consciously perceived events contain vital symbolic information on the psychological state of the union and suggest a number of unsettling future scenarios. Appropriate for general readers as well as classes and studies in clinical psychology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, political science, and related fields.

  • The Just Meritocracy: Iq, Class Mobility, And American Social Policy

    The author provides a detailed investigation of the facts surrounding human mental ability, its measurement, inheritability, possible neurobiological underpinnings, and its role as a currency in human mate choice. He links human mental ability with educational attainment, occupational attainment, occupational prestige, and earned income. The ethical and policy implications are profound for both liberal democratic and libertarian social thought.

    Class mobility is significantly mediated by human intelligence, and intelligence itself is significantly heritable. Liberal democratic and libertarian conservative social policies require substantial revision in light of these findings. New forms of socioenvironmental and genomic intervention recommend themselves.

    The author provides a detailed investigation of the facts surrounding human mental ability, its measurement, inheritability, possible neurobiological underpinnings, and its role as a currency in human mate choice. He links human mental ability with educational attainment, occupational attainment, occupational prestige, and earned income. The ethical and policy implications are profound for both liberal democratic and libertarian social thought.

  • Cicely Saunders: The Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement

    Dame Cicely Saunders was the founder of the Hospice Movement, in which Britain leads the world. Her work transformed our approach to the care of the dying, and also the debate about euthanasia. She died in 2005 and her memorial service was held in Westminster Abbey in March 2006. Over 1600 people attended. This biography, by Shirley du Boulay, includes a 4-page plate section and new chapters by Marianne Rankin covering the years after 1984

  • The Dark Side of the Internet: Protecting Yourself And Your Family from Online Criminals

    In less than a decade, personal computers have become part of our daily lives. Many of us come into contact with computers every day, whether at work, school or home. As useful as the new technologies are, they also have a darker side. By making computers part of our daily lives, we run the risk of allowing thieves, swindlers, and all kinds of deviants directly into our homes. Armed with a personal computer, a modem and just a little knowledge, a thief can easily access confidential information, such as details of bank accounts and credit cards. This book helps people avoid harm at the hands of Internet criminals. It offers a tour of the more dangerous parts of the Internet, as the author explains who the predators are, their motivations, how they operate and how to protect against them.

    In less than a decade, personal computers have become part of our daily lives. Many of us come into contact with computers every day, whether at work, school or home. As useful as the new technologies are, they also have a darker side. By making computers part of our daily lives, we run the risk of allowing thieves, swindlers, and all kinds of deviants directly into our homes. Armed with a personal computer, a modem and just a little knowledge, a thief can easily access confidential information, such as details of bank accounts and credit cards. This book is intended to help people avoid harm at the hands of Internet criminals. It offers a tour of the more dangerous parts of the Internet, as the author explains who the predators are, their motivations, how they operate and how to protect against them.

    Behind the doors of our own homes, we assume we are safe from predators, con artists, and other criminals wishing us harm. But the proliferation of personal computers and the growth of the Internet have invited these unsavory types right into our family rooms. With a little psychological knowledge a con man can start to manipulate us in different ways. A terrorist can recruit new members and raise money over the Internet. Identity thieves can gather personal information and exploit it for criminal purposes. Spammers can wreak havoc on businesses and individuals. Here, an expert helps readers recognize the signs of a would-be criminal in their midst. Focusing on the perpetrators, the author provides information about how they operate, why they do it, what they hope to do, and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

  • Profits, Taxes, and the State

    The 1980s and 1990s were a watershed in terms of both tax and monetary policy. The 1981 Reagan tax cut ushered in supply-side economics, while the 1986 Tax Reform Act produced a substantial cut in the marginal individual income tax rate. In terms of monetary policy, the Volcker-Greenspan chairmanships of the Federal Reserve initiated fundamental changes in monetary policies that lowered inflation. Jankowski examines both tax and monetary policies to determine their effects on profits. He shows that the pretax profit rate fell in the post-World War II year, but that the post-tax profit rate remained relatively constant. However, Jankowski argues that the tax policies adopted did not produce the observed constancy in the post-tax profit rate. He further argues that the elimination of the corporate income tax would have the effect of enhancing redistributive policies.

    Jankowski's analysis of tax and monetary policies leads to new theories of the state and classes, and he argues that the growth of the state has restructured classes. The state, and not the workplace, has become the locus of income for the majority of individuals in modern capitalist societies. This change requires a fundamental rethinking of the nature of classes and class politics. A controversial analysis that will be vital reading for economists, political scientists, and other scholars and policymakers dealing with tax and monetary issues.

  • Changing Visions: Human Cognitive Maps : Past, Present, and Future

    The four authors of this book recognize that no one on the common human journey to the 21st century can pick the best route without consulting a map--that is to say, an interconnected set of understandings about what in a given situation is important, what demands action and attention, and what does not. The problem, they contend, is that the picture of the world we each carry in our mind may not be a true mapping of the reality that surrounds us. This picture, the cognitive map, could always be sharper. The authors prompt us to become more conscious of our own cognitive map, and explain how it can be adapted to the exigencies of our changing world so that it can be better-used to guide our steps toward the 21st century.

    We all carry a picture of the world in our mind, but is that map an assuredly true layout of the reality that surrounds us? If not, how can we use it to guide our steps toward the 21st century and beyond without creating shocks and surprises that impair our well-being and threaten our survival?

    We shall not survive, either as individuals or as a species, if our maps fail to reflect accurately the nature of the world that surrounds us. The authors attempt, through reviewing the origins, development, and current changes in individual and social cognitive maps, to prompt readers to become more conscious of their own map, and hence be better able to adapt it to the exigencies of our changing world. The book ends with a vision of the global bio- and socio-sphere: the unified cognitive map which is emerging in laboratories and workshops of the new physics, the new biology, the new ecology, and the avant-garde branches of the social and historical sciences. But Changing Visions recognizes that these sciences alone cannot promote the formation of faithful maps of lived reality, and that religion, common sense, and even art can fill in and sharpen one's world-picture.

  • C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy

    Most popularly known as the author of the children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis was also a prolific poet, essayist, novelist, and Christian writer. His most famous work, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, while known as a children's book is often read as a Christian allegory and remains to this day one of his best-loved works. But Lewis was prolific in a number of areas, including poetry, Christian writing, literary criticism, letters, memoir, autobiography, sermons and more. This set, written by experts, guides readers to a better understanding and appreciation of this important and influential writer.

    Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise him and his older brother Warren. He fought and was wounded in World War I and later became immersed in the spiritual life of Christianity. While he delved into the world of Christian writing, he did not limit himself to one genre and produced a remarkable oeuvre that continues to be widely read, taught, and adored at all levels. As part of the circle known as the Inklings, which consisted of writers and intellectuals, and included J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others, he developed and honed his skills and continued to put out extensive writings. Many different groups now claim him as their own: spanning genres from science fiction to Christian literature, from nonfiction to children's stories, his output remains among the most popular and complex. Here, experts in the field of Lewis studies examine all his works along with the details of his life and the culture in which he lived to give readers the fullest complete picture of the man, the writer, and the husband, alongside his works, his legacy, and his place in English letters.

  • Religion and Technology: A Study in the Philosophy of Culture

    Religion and technology have always been at the heart of any civilization, says Newman, and the changing relations between them have and will continue to have a powerful influence on social and personal development. Newman begins with a look at religious criticism of technology, most specifically the view that technology undermines religious world views, religious practices, and spirituality in general. But what the religious antitechnologist might be misunderstanding, he argues, are the essence of technology, its relation to progress, and its significance as a religious endeavor. Indeed, religion may be a form of technology, or both may be the same as culture itself.

  • The Information Society and the Black Community

    Does the Information Age promise egalitarianism and democracy, or will it simply reinforce long-standing social and economic inequalities? This collection of essays analyzes the emerging role of African-Americans in post-industrial society from a variety of communications research perspectives. Accepting W.J. Wilson's theory of a socially and economically isolated African-American underclass, Barber and Tait ask the logical question: what next? The Information Society and the Black Community is a critical examination of the prospects and pitfalls of a historically disadvantaged group in a period of rapid technological advances and economic growth.

    Adopting Frank Websters theory of the Information Society as a framework for organization and development, the book is divided into five sections that look at technological, economic, occupational, spatial, and cultural aspects of the relationship between the African-American community and the Information Society. Part One analyzes data on African-American use of information technology, and examines how the new flow of information might effect African-American social and cultural images. Part Two focuses on African-American participation in the ownership and control of information industries. Part Three treats professional training and employment patterns affecting African-Americans in the Information Age. Part Four centers around the potential uses of information technology in solving social, political, and economic problems. Part Five addresses the growing connections of the African-American community to Africa and the rest of the world via information technology.

  • Encyclopédie Méthodique, Ou Par Ordre de Matieres, Vol. 2: Botanique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Encyclopedie Methodique, ou par Ordre de Matieres, Vol. 2: Botanique

    C I C U E, CIC U TA genre de plante a fleurs polypetalees de la famille des Ombelliferes qui a des rapports avec les Caucalides les Atha -mantes qui comprend des herbes remarqua bles par leurs fruits dont les firies font crenelees ou dentees.

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  • La Cité Mystique de Dieu, Vol. 4: Vie de la Très-Sainte Vierge Marie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Cite Mystique de Dieu, Vol. 4: Vie de la Tres-Sainte Vierge Marie

    Trois jours apres, la tres - pure Marie et Joseph trouverent l'enfant Jesus dans le Temple proposant des questions aux docteurs.

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  • Guide Des Négocians Dans Toutes Leurs Entreprises Mercantiles, Ou Traité Instructif Sur Le Commerce de Cent Vingt-Six Villes Commerçantes de l'Europe, ... Les Écritures; Leurs Monnoies Imaginaires E

    Excerpt from Guide des Negocians dans Toutes Leurs Entreprises Mercantiles, ou Traite Instructif sur le Commerce de Cent Vingt-Six Villes Commercantes de l'Europe, de l'Asie Et de l'Afrique, Vol. 1: La Maniere D'y Tenir les Ecritures; Leurs Monnoies Imaginaires Et Effectives; Cours Et Operations de Leurs Changes Avec les Places Etrangeres; Usances Et Jours de Grace; Poids Et Mesures Avec Leurs Rapports

    Zurzach en Suisse et en outre un recueil alphabetique contenant l'explication et defini tion instructive, ' raisonnee - de la plupart des termes de commerce de mer, de terre et de banque ams1 qu'lin eclaircissement detaille et curieux sur les drogues; les noms des divers poids mesures monnoies et toiles de coton des Indes orientales servant de supplement a ce qui en est dit aux articles des places de ces contrees, et a'la note detaillee des mousselines des Indes qu'on trouve a la suite de l'article de Londres.

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  • Interpreting the Prophets

    A clear, concise and up-to-date introduction a central topic in biblical studies Written with the needs of students in mind Provides readers with the 'big picture' and shows how they can develop the skills to formulate their own interpretations The prophetic books are some of the most captivating and fascinating texts of the Old Testament. They are also some of the most misunderstood. This book aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they require to interpret the prophetic books in a faithful and accurate fashion. The work consists of two parts. In the first, the author focuses on the various 'worlds' of Israel's prophets (historical, social, theological and 'literary'). This provides the basic contextual and background information that students need to exegete the literature. In the second, he focuses on developing a methodology which students can employ when seeking to interpret a section from a prophetic text. After working through the book, readers should emerge as more competent and confident interpreters of the prophetic literature.

  • Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

    In recent decades, American medicine has become increasingly politicized and politics has become increasingly medicalized. Behaviors previously seen as virtuous or wicked, wise or unwise are now dealt with as healthy or sick--unwanted behaviors to be controlled as if they were health issues. The modern penchant for transforming human problems into diseases and judicial sanctions into treatments, replacing the rule of law with the rule of medical discretion, leads to the creation of a type of government social critic Thomas Szasz calls pharmacracy.

    Medicalizing troublesome behaviors and social problems is tempting to voters and politicians alike: it panders to the people by promising to satisfy their needs for dependence on medical authority and offers easy self-aggrandizement to politicians as the dispensers of more and better health care. Thus, the people gain a convenient scapegoat, enabling them to avoid personal responsibility for their behavior. The government gains a rationale for endless and politically expedient wars against social problems defined as public health emergencies. The health care system gains prestige, funding, and bureaucratic power that only an alliance with the political system can provide.

    However, Szasz warns, the creeping substitution of pharmacracy for democracy--private medical concerns increasingly perceived as requiring a political response--inexorably erodes personal freedom and dignity. Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America is a clear and convincing presentation of this hidden danger, all too often ignored in our health care debates and avoided in our political contests.

  • Crowning the Year - Autumn in Christian liturgy and devotion

    Although not normally considered to be a liturgical season, autumn does have a degree of unity in religious and secular terms. These reflections for use from September to November explore, among other things, the idea of times and seasons, angels, All Saint's Day and the different kinds of saints, the glorious company of the Apostles, the Christian commemoration of the war dead, and the kingship of Christ over all things.

  • Naval Expeditions: The French Return to Indochina, 1945-1946

    In the Post-Cold War Era, the possibility of large-scale military conflict between the superpowers has been replaced by the probability of a series of minor--and perhaps not so minor--regional ones. Many, if not most of those, will take place within reach of seaborne expeditionary forces. France organized such an expedition at the close of World War II, in 1945-1946, to return to Indochina. This account of that expedition provides a good case study of what such expeditions involve and, moreover, illustrates many politico-military lessons--and warnings--for those like the U.S., who would project power from the sea east of the Suez today.

  • The Politics of World Federation: Two Volumes

    Volume I traces the influence of a generation of internationalists on policy, particularly on Winston Churchill's proposal of Anglo-French union of June 16, 1940, deliberations in the U.S. State Department on the shape of a postwar international security organization until October 1943, the Baruch plan for the international control of atomic energy in l946, and early efforts at UN reform. Volume 2 recounts the history and practical politics of creating a world in which the rule of law maintains the peace in the same way as in well-organized free national states. The coming of the Cold War by 1947 is the principal explanation for the immediate failure of the world federalists. The historic opportunity for so fundamental an innovation in international relations as the establishment of even a limited world federation had passed, but for the next few years there was a vigorous and deep political thinking about the continued prospect of war. Work toward this goal continued, and eventually the United World Federalists built up enough of a popular movement to pass resolutions favoring U.S. participation in 22 states.

  • Children in the Digital Age: Influences of Electronic Media on Development

    Television will be interactive, computers will provide feature-length motion pictures and TV programs, and information will be delivered like never before. Access to digital technologies is rapidly changing how children experience media, and how technologies will impact children's development, and is making media an increasingly active gateway for experiencing and learning about the world. This volume considers how children use media today, and how new media is emerging and merging with existing technologies. The distinctive features of both older and newer media are examined, along with why these technologies are attractive to children and adolescents.

    An interdisciplinary group of scholars from the fields of psychology, communication, sociology, and linguistics examine the effect of media experiences on children's social, cognitive, familial, and consumerist experiences. Social policy implications of media effects are also considered.

  • The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation

    This study proceeds historically, from the origins of the Eucharist up to our own day. Unlike most studies of this kind, it includes an introduction to and developmental summary of the diverse Eucharistic liturgies of the Christian East. It also explores the various Western rites (Ambrosian, Gallican, and Mozarabic) in addition to the Roman. With regard to theological themes, the authors give special attention to the topics of real presence (including the "consecration" of the bread and wine) and eucharistic sacrifice, the most central and most ecumenically challenging issues since the sixteenth-century Reformations. Making the book especially teacher- and student-friendly are the summary points at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also contains an abundance of liturgical texts for ease of reference.

  • An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming

    This text is a one-stop resource on modern dream psychology, from the pioneering theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to the revolutionary findings of the sleep laboratory.

    An introduction to the 20th century's major psychological theories about dreams and dreaming, this work offers a detailed historical overview of how these theories have developed from 1900 to the present. To help readers understand the many different approaches modern psychologists have taken, the book examines each approach in terms of three basic questions: How are dreams formed? What functions do dreams serve? How can dreams be interpreted?

    The book begins with a brief historical review of the most important ideas about dreams proposed in Western antiquity. It then presents comprehensive descriptions of the dream theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and other clinical psychologists. It further discusses the revolutionary discoveries of the modern sleep laboratory and the most important research findings of experimental psychologists. The book concludes with an examination of dreams in contemporary popular psychology, a multifaceted analysis of a sample dream, and an extensive bibliography on dream research.

  • Deforestation, Environment, and Sustainable Development: A Comparative Analysis

    According to available estimates, forests cover more than one quarter of the world's total area. About sixty percent of these forests are situated in tropical countries. However, these forests are disappearing at a very fast pace. Between 1980 and 1995, an area larger than Mexico had been deforested. This accelerated destruction of forests poses a serious threat to the environmental and economic well-being of the earth. Several studies have demonstrated that natural forests are the single most important repository of terrestrial biological diversity--of ecosystems, species, and genetic resources. Forests also act as major carbon sinks, absorbing massive quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Deforestation, according to these studies, is directly linked to adverse climate change, soil erosion, desertification, and water cycling. Until recently deforestation was deemed to be a local/national problem. However, increased awareness and scientific data have pointed out that the problem transcends national boundaries. Deforestation affects the entire earth's environment and economic development.

    This collection of essays analyzes the forces responsible for deforestation, the governmental policies that effect this destruction and the roles multilateral aid agencies, NGOs, play in the environmental debate. The collection critically examines the principles and criteria suggested by forest-experts for a sustained economic growth vis-a-vis forest stewardship in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. An invaluable resource for scholars, students, researchers, and policymakers involved with environmental and public policy issues.

  • Celebrating the Eucharist: A Practical Guide (Reissue)

    This is a handbook to the Eucharist looking in detail at the principles of liturgical celebration as well as ritual instructions. This approach to the rite will show ministers how to enable the community to gather, encounter Christ in word and sacrament and be sent out in response to that encounter. This will help ministers to hold the liturgy together, with a sense of momentum which moves the community from the gathering to the dismissal, and which allows various members of the community to exercise individual ministries within the gathered setting.

  • Hypnotisme, Suggestion, Psychothérapie: Études Nouvelles (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Hypnotisme, Suggestion, Psychotherapie: Etudes Nouvelles

    Ce nouveau livre forme le complement de celui que j'ai publie en 4886: De la suggestion et de ses applica tions la therapeutique.

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  • Big Sports, Big Business: A Century of League Expansions, Mergers, and Reorganizations

    The Expos' move from Montreal to Washington, DC, and subsequent rebirth as the Nationals, was one of the sports success stories of 2005. As a result of the move, the team has enjoyed significant increases in home attendance and cash flow, broadcast revenues, and market valuation. This is but one example of the impact of sports league reorganization, a phenomenon as old as the leagues themselves. Frank Jozsa takes us on a tour, from the 1870s to the present, of the expansions and mergers, relocations and transfers that are constantly shifting the professional sports landscape. Incorporating concepts from economics, demographics, management, and marketing, he explains the successes and failures of such efforts in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer, including their effects on team competitiveness, market share, and prosperity--and their impact on the communities in which they operate. Arguing that professional sports teams are profit-maximizing businesses, Jozsa's analysis sheds light on the economics, culture, and politics of sports as big business, as decisions are made and implemented, and offers an insightful perspective on both the history and future of sports franchises.

    The Expos' move from Montreal to Washington, DC, and subsequent rebirth as the Nationals, was one of the sports success stories of 2005. As a result of the move, the team has enjoyed significant increases in home attendance and cash flow, revenues from local radio and television rights, and the estimated market value of the franchise--from $50 million to over $300 million in one year. This is but one example of the impact of sports league reorganization, a phenomenon as old as the leagues themselves. Frank Jozsa takes us on a tour, from the 1870s to the present, of the expansions and mergers, relocations and transfers that are constantly shifting the professional sports landscape.

    Incorporating concepts from economics, demographics, management, and marketing, he explains the successes and failures of such efforts in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer, including their effects on team competitiveness, market share, and prosperity--and their impact on the communities in which they operate. Arguing that professional sports teams are profit-maximizing businesses, Jozsa's sharp analysis sheds light on the economics, culture, and politics of sports as big business, as decisions are made and implemented. In addition to providing a unique perspective on the history and culture of sports management, he offers insightful commentary on the future prospects of sports franchises.

  • Précis de Chirurgie Vétérinaire, Vol. 1: Comprenant l'Anatomie Chirurgicale Et La Médecine Opératoire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Precis de Chirurgie Veterinaire, Vol. 1: Comprenant l'Anatomie Chirurgicale Et la Medecine Operatoire

    Le Nouveau Dictionnaire pratique de Medecine, de Chirurgie et d'hygiene veterinaires se composera d'environ 18 forts vol. Ill - 8, qui paraitront succe'ssivement.

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  • Traité de Mécanique Céleste, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Mecanique Celeste, Vol. 5

    Pour avoir au pole la gravite, qui, sur ce point, est la pesanteur meme, Newton considere un ellipsoide de revolution dont l'axe de revolution contient 100 parties et l'axe de l'equateur 101, et il trouve, au moyen des propositions qu'il etablit sur la gravite aux poles des spheroides de revolution, que la gravite au pole de cet ellipsoide est a la gravite a la surface d'une sphere dont le diametre est de 100 parties comme 126 est a 125.

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  • The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924

    Athabaska Rivers. It is his desire to place on record the results Of three major expeditions into the moun tain area Of the Continental Divide between the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National Rail roads, together with less strenuous excursions among some Of the beauty spots which every trans-canadian traveller should see. In this way it is hoped that a volume will have been produced alike Of interest to the leisurely excursionist and to the more strenuous climber Of peaks.

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  • Estimating Capital and Operating Costs in Urban Transportation Planning

    Addressing the chronic underestimation of capital and operating costs in urban transportation projects, this book provides a detailed analysis of the cost estimating process using case studies from three U.S. cities and outlines a practical framework for this process. The work goes beyond a simple quantitative approach to explaining cost underestimation and looks at the planning process as a tool for both argumentation and structuring the argumentation. This approach highlights the difficulties in several components of the estimating process and suggests specific and practical actions to address these problems. The proposed framework will strengthen the estimating function and the link between analysis and decision in urban transportation planning.

    This work will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in transportation planning, urban planning, and transportation engineering.

  • Small Town and Rural Economic Development: A Case Studies Approach

    Similar to large cities, rural towns have undergone dramatic change since mid-century. The decline in retailing, changes in manufacturing, and jobs moving abroad have had a tremendous impact. Yet while rural and industrial areas have similar concerns about adjusting to a changing economy, successful urban strategies cannot be blindly transferred to rural areas. Nor can rural areas be considered homogeneous. They differ in ethnic makeup, industrial structure, topography, and natural and human resources. Appreciating the diversity of rural areas, this book presents case studies from different industries, regions, and cultures, providing examples of the activity in small town and rural development, and reflecting on how these strategies might be pursued elsewhere.

    This collection provides examples of communities that have attempted to affect their future. Telling the stories of small towns that do not attract the attention of national media, this book celebrates the success, creativity, and vision of rural residents. Also included are examples of less effective rural development initiatives, which can be lessons to analyze and avoid mistakes. Ultimately, what is best in small town and rural development is the result of community engagement. This volume will help people to begin, or strengthen, that process of engagement.

  • Traité Des Impôts En France Considérés Sous Le Rapport Du Droit, l'Économie Politique Et de la Statistique, Vol. 1: Suivi Du Mouvement Détaillé de la Dette Publique Depuis 1789 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite des Impots en France Consideres Sous le Rapport du Droit, l'Economie Politique Et de la Statistique, Vol. 1: Suivi du Mouvement Detaille de la Dette Publique Depuis 1789

    Ce sera, en effet, un des points les plus saillants de l'histoire de ce siecle que cet accroissement continu des depenses publiques qui, ne pouvant etre couvert par une augmentation constante de l'impot, donne lieu a des emprunts si souvent repetes.

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  • The Words and Music of Patti Smith

    Many consider Patti Smith the godmother of punk. That label, however, is inaccurate. Although she possessed the energy and irreverence that would later mark the punk generation, she was inspired by the beatniks and by Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and many other figures whom the punk rockers were reacting against. Yet, she acted as a bridge between the two generations, finding common ground with both. The experimental and rebellious nature of her work made Smith and her band integral to the mid-'70s New York art rock scene, centered around the club CBGB on the Lower East Side. Smith's 1975 album, Horses, was the first album released from the scene and established Smith as a major artist. The androgynous appearance of Smith on the cover--shot by Robert Mapplethorpe--has become one of the most famous shots in rock history. Musically, the album was groundbreaking for its mix of improvisational music and Dionysian lyrics. As both an artist and a woman, she broke new ground.

    Smith released three more albums before abruptly walking away from her fame in 1980. She reemerged in the mid-'90s to reshape her image and astound fans with her dynamic performances. Smith's impact on rock music--her rebellion against gender roles, her charismatic performances, her merging of poetry and music, and the way she's aged as a rock star--has been vast. She has redefined what it means for women to be rock performers and blazed trails for many other popular female musicians to follow after her. Individual chapters examine individual albums and account for parallel developments in Smith's life. Tarr concludes his work with an examination of the influence Smith has had on pop culture and on rock 'n' roll in general. Patti Smith is a guarded and private person, and little has been written about her. In this searching analysis of Smith's life and work, author Joe Tarr has filled a huge gap and provided an essential guide to the iconic artist's career.

  • Advent for Everyone (2018): A Journey through Luke

    Join Tom Wright on a journey through Luke, as he explores the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice and celebration. Within each of these themes, Wright offers daily readings and meditations for a week, beginning with the Sunday reading in the Revised Common Lectionary, and ending with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion. Distilled from selected passages in his popular For Everyone commentaries, these sparkling reflections take you on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, guiding you towards the wonder and joy of Christmas.

  • de l'Administration Des Finances de la France, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from De l'Administration des Finances de la France, Vol. 2

    Chap. XI_ Recherches confidercttions genirales fnr les' dettes de l'etat, 699 far les remboarflement5.

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  • Secrets the Expers Won't Tell You

    For everyone who's ever thought - if only i'd known the full story, i could have made a better decision, save money and goodness knows what else... This book reveals such secrets as:

    - Effective remedies that a doctor may never mention
    - Healthy 'green' alternatives to scary chemicals in cleaning products and pesticides
    - Ways of getting ahead at work and survivimg office politics
    - How to fight for your legal rights - and win
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    Energy Conservation Myths

    Fans cool a Room: Fans do not actually cool the air in a room, they cool the people in it buy creating a wind-chill effect on their skin. So their is no point leaving a fan on when you are no longer in a room. Instead, treat it like a light and turn it off when you leave. Otherwise, you will just be wasting electricity and running up a large bill!

  • Just This: prompts and practices for contemplation

    Just This is a collection of brief and evocative meditations and practices that invites us to cultivate the gift of waking up to the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness. With his signature blend of contemplation, theology, and pastoral sensitivity, Fr Richard Rohr creates a spaciousness for the soul to grow into a kind of seeing that goes far beyond merely looking to recognising and thus appreciating. This is the heart of contemplation, the centerpiece of any inner dialogue that frees us from the traps of our perceptions and preoccupations. The contemplative mind does not tell us what to see; it teaches us how to see what we behold.

  • Word Crazy: Broadway Lyricists from Cohan to Sondheim

    This volume surveys the development of the American musical during the 20th century by focusing on one of the most important yet least recognized members of the creative team: the lyricist. From George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin through Oscar Hammerstein II, Alan Jay Lerner, Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, and others, Word Crazy examines both well-known and obscure writers who have shaped one of America's most beloved theatrical forms. The author offers an overview of each lyricist's career and works and evaluates his or her strengths, weaknesses, patterns, temperament, and personal vision. The result is an unusual critical history of the Broadway musical that will be of significant interest to students of the theatre as well as to anyone who wishes to learn more about the unique craft of the theatre lyricist.

    Beginning with George M. Cohan, the American theatre's first important lyricist, and continuing up into the 1980s, the book presents an overall history of the musical theatre during this century. Hischak explores the various trends and movements, from the early operettas through the arrival of jazz, and up through the conceptual musicals of the last 30 years. The treatment is chronological with most chapters focusing on a single lyricist. A bibliography and index complete the volume. By reviewing the careers and works of America's most influential theatre lyricists, Hischak offers a fresh new perspective on the evolution of musical theatre in America.

  • Ralph Richardson: The Authorized Biography

    Ralph Richardson was a contradictory genius who remains a legendary power and presence dominated stage and screen for over 50 years. Richardson eschewed most of the romantic heroes that made his two friends, Olivier and Gielgud, famous; he was the only one of the three thought capable of playing the ordinary man. In his search for the man behind the actor's make-up, the author has talked to Ralph Richardson's friends and colleagues. From their memories and Richardson's own words, John Miller has woven a portrait which shows Richardson in all his complexity and reveals the inner drive which took him, against the odds, to the heights of public and critical acclaim. John Miller also disentangles the real from the apocryphal stories of the eccentricity that contributed to the Richardson legend, discovering most to be true and finding new ones. Sir Ralph believed in keeping the secrets of his art from the public, but those secrets he did show to his fellow players are now told in this biography.

  • Social Bonds and Teen Pregnancy

    Nearly eight out of ten homeless and runaway young girls between the ages of 13 and 20 have given birth to at least one child. Social Bonds and Teen Pregnancy reports on a recent study of pregnant and parenting runaway and homeless girls found on American streets. Authors LaWanda Ravoira and Andrew Cherry examine the factors that shape these girls' decisions and life experiences, including family, individual, and community bonds; religiosity; parental and individual attitudes toward premarital sex; tolerance for minor deviance; feelings of self-worth; and sense of power over one's own life. Contrary to prior research, which characterizes sexually active girls as dependent or victimized, this study suggests that girls who have had sexual intercourse before age sixteen are more mature and in control of their lives than their peers.

    Social Bond theory is used to provide a framework for thinking about the development of prevention and intervention programs for at-risk girls, as well as for the development of national policies to address the long-term negative consequences of adolescent pregnancy and parenting. Ravoira and Cherry provide an overview of youth services, along with an appraisal of the impact of current government policies, in order to highlight gaps in services at the national and local levels. A review of the antecedents of teen pregnancy and a critique of the theoretical literature suggest numerous psychosocial reasons for the growing phenomenon of earlier pregnancy and parenting. Excerpts from and summaries of actual case studies and tape-recorded personal accounts of teenage mothers bring the research to life.

  • Travaux de l'Académie Nationale de Reims, Vol. 17: 4e Trimestre 1852-1er Trimestre 1853 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Travaux de l'Academie Nationale de Reims, Vol. 17: 4e Trimestre 1852-1er Trimestre 1853

    Ce resultat me parait digne en lui - meme d'une grande attention. En efl'et les huiles essayees sont prises, autant que possible, dans des conditions differentes d'origine et d'age; cependant elles ne pre sentent aucune difference sensible dans leur action sur l'acide sulfurique. Elles peuvent donner toutes le meme developpement de chaleur, si l'on observe avec soin les precautions dont je donnerai le detail tout - a - l'heure.

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  • Rôle Du Ban Et de l'Arrière-Ban Du Bailliage de Caen En 1552 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Role du Ban Et de l'Arriere-Ban du Bailliage de Caen en 1552

    Les documents de ce genre sont precieux au double point de vue de l'histoire militaire et de celle des familles et des terres, dont ils nous fournissent une statistique officielle. Toutefois, il ne faut pas y chercher la nomenclature complete des nobles et des fiefs dans telle ou telle province, a une epoque determinee. En voici la raison.

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  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de la Théologie Catholique, Vol. 7: Rédigé Par Les Plus Savants Professeurs Et Docteurs En Théologie de l'Allemagne ... La Philologie Biblique de l'Ancien Et Du

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique de la Theologie Catholique, Vol. 7: Redige par les Plus Savants Professeurs Et Docteurs en Theologie de l'Allemagne Catholique Moderne; Comprenant, la Science de la Lettre, Savoir: La Philologie Biblique de l'Ancien Et du Nouveau Testament, la Geographie Sacree; Drusille-Epistolae

    Le dualisme de la prem1ere espece appartient a l'antique philosophie grec que et paienne il est presque aussi ancien qu'elle.

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  • Was the Birth of Jesus According to Scripture?

    This book focuses on the question that will be of most interest to readers: Was the Birth of Jesus according to Scripture? It sets the scene by outlining the debate between those who think that Matthew and Luke devised their narratives on the basis of specific Old Testament texts and those who think the Gospel narratives have determined the choice and meaning of those texts. It helps the reader engage with the material by beginning with the least controversial topics (Jesus was preceded by a forerunner and was of the house of David), then moving on to the importance of particular places in the narrative (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Egypt, Nazareth) and the historical evidence for associating Jesus with them, before ending with the most controversial topics (virgin birth and slaughter of the innocents).

  • Barefoot Ways: Praying Through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

    A sequence of beautifully crafted prayer-meditations for daily reading from Advent through to Candlemas. By the author of the hugely successful Barefoot Disciple (2010) and Barefoot Prayers (2013) Especially helpful for people with a heavy workload - whether lay or ordained From the Introduction: 'Barefoot Ways offers the reader a poetic, prayerful meditation for every day of December and January. It connects with the spiritual themes of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany and takes the reader from the first days of a new Christian year to the feast of Candlemas on February 2nd. These three great Christian seasons are divided into thematic areas, each of which is given a brief introduction . . . The distance from Advent to Candlemas is considerable, and there are many ways across its fearful and fascinating terrain. I offer here some 'barefoot' ways - by which I mean ways that are both down to earth and yet full of spiritual aspiration and hope . . .

  • Fundraising for Churches

    At last, a book that really helps with fund-raising, offering a practical approach to the task facing so many of us today, regardless of the scale involved. Jane Grieve considers the most effective methods employed, and shows how they can be used and adapted for the specific needs of churches and other Christian organisations. The book is in four parts. In the first, the reader is provided with a useful checklist of things to be done and shown how to start the vital consultation and pre-planning necessary to create a successful programme targeted at the appropriate level. Part two provides a description of all the major sources of income, with hints for how to access them. The third part considers the ethical principles that lie behind fundraising, to help and inform a Christian approach. It looks at biblical themes and seeks to provide readers with sufficient understanding to help them apply their principles to their own situation and context. In the final part, the author assembles a wealth of examples from her own experience, and other valuable case studies, complete with successes and frustrations, in order to provide a rounded picture of what can be a complex process.

  • Systematic Theology

    A rounded, coherent and biblically grounded account of the major topics in the study of theology, by one of the world's most widely respected evangelical scholars. At last, here is a concise one-volume systematic theology that readers will find both accessible and affordable. Equally useful to students, ministers and interested lay people, the work is divided into fourteen chapters, to match weekly sessions in an average-length semester. Each chapter, in turn, contains five roughly equal subsections. One of the book's great strengths is to provide a broad interdisciplinary perspective, and within that framework to cover all the key elements expected of any systematic theology: a theological understanding of God and creation; issues concerning theism and atheism; the nature of humankind and of misdirected desire and alienation; the work and Person of Christ; the Person and work of the Holy Spirit; the Church, ministry and sacraments; and two chapters on the last things. Each chapter is built on careful foundations in biblical exegesis, while also interacting with major thinkers through the centuries and today. Too often systematic theologies yield disappointingly few practical lessons for Christian discipleship and devotion. Thiselton, by contrast, has produced a work that is fully mindful of these practical concerns, injecting into his theological discussions many helpful observations about their relevance to the Christian life.

  • Burning Questions: America's Fight With Nature's Fire

    A burning mix of diesel fuel and gasoline drips from handheld canisters onto the ground. Slowly a line of fire begins to creep downhill. The flames are well behaved, almost hesitant. This is a backing fire, unlikely to attract media attention unless it escapes, like the disastrous Los Alamos Cerro Grande fire did in 2000. This book explores a century of controversy over prescribed burning--using fire as a tool--and fire suppression. For more than 100 years, America waged an all-out war against wildland fire. Decades of fire suppression caused fuels to build up at alarming levels in our forests, culminating in the increasingly severe, uncontrollable fires of the late 20th century--the fires in Yellowstone, the Oakland Hills, and Los Alamos and the fires in summers of 2000 (the second worst fire season in the nation's history) and 2001.

    Looking at these and earlier fires, Carle uses the voices of those who were involved, of those who were early advocates, and of today's proponents to examine the role of controlled burning. Early in the century, Harold Biswell, a pioneer in prescribed burning, dared to commit the heresy of questioning the dogma of fire suppression, despite professional controversy and opprobrium, he and a few other pioneers led the way. Their roles play an integral part in the story told here. In Biswell's words, fire is a natural part of the environment, about as important as rain and sunshine... . We must work more in harmony with nature, not so much against it. Can humanity, this book asks, learn to become a fire-adapted species?

  • The Evolutionary Neuroethology of Paul Maclean: Convergences and Frontiers

    In the mid-20th century, integrative efforts began concerning the brain and its social and humanistic functions. These efforts were led by Paul D. MacLean's integrative research and thought. As the century ended, however, such efforts were lost in the surge of new effort in brain and genome research. Nobel Prizes were awarded on biochemical and cellular findings relevant to psychiatry. Findings on these levels seemed to provide ultimate answers.

    By contrast, Cory, Gardner, and their contributors provide a more comprehensive view by extending MacLean's findings and integrative theory. Supported by new findings and extended by critical analyses of current work, the collection provides foundations for more integrative efforts that the editors and contributors believe will prevail increasingly in coming decades. Looked at from another vantage point, therapeutic, social, economic, and politial sciences have proceeded wtihout operating theories congruent with, or based on, brain functions. Across-species perspectives have been lacking. This collection redresses this problem and leads the way toward more comprehensive 21st century research on the one hand, and practical applications on the other. Multiple approaches extend from modeling efforts to across-species comparisons, to the basic science of psychiatry to theoretical explanations of political and economic systems. But most important, these essays abolish the Berlin wall that currently separates the brain from its social functions. A major guide for scholars, students, and researchers involved in the neurobehavioral sciences, for psychologists, psychiatrists, and others involved with human clinical sciences, and for social scientists concerned with the impact of the nervous system and its function.

  • Restorying Our Lives: Personal Growth Through Autobiographical Reflection

    This is a new and important contribution to the explosion of contemporary interest in life as story and lifestories. Written in a lively and readable manner, the book explores theoretical, practical, ethical, and personal aspects of this fascinating topic area. It invites the reader, whether professional or general, to realize the potential to restory his or her own life and to coauthor others' lives in a positive way. This book is a refreshingly readable blend of practical insight and academic analysis concerning the familiar, but fascinating metaphor: the story of my life. It offers an engaging perspective on the aesthetic dimensions of composing (or storying) our lives. Woven around numerous entailments of the life-as-story metaphor, like plot, character, theme, point of view, and setting, it introduces a variety of novel concepts, such as coauthoring, biographical coaching, biographical aging, narrative environment, larger stories, radical restorying, and storying style in order to probe the complex hermeneutical and ethical issues surrounding the storytelling/storylistening exchange that is integral to therapeutic care, qualitative research, and, indeed, everyday life. With a comprehensive bibliography on the narrative approach in the human sciences, plus numerous examples that illustrate the enticing theoretical perspective at the book's core, this work constitutes a valuable resource for anyone curious about the dynamics of continuity and change-or restorying-in both their own and other's lives. It appeals to a broad range of readers from social workers to gerontologists, from psychotherapists to memory theorists, from spiritual directors to health care providers, and from professional philosophers to individuals involved in self-exploration.

  • Thinkwork: Working, Learning, and Managing in a Computer-Interactive Society

    This volume explains how advances in computer technology will augment communication in person-to-person, organizational, and educational settings. It describes the convergence of virtual reality and group decision support, and how these will serve educational and organizational effectiveness. Contributors--experts from business and academia--examine what the computing/communications world will look like in the near future, what the specific needs of various industries will be, and how innovations will fit into organizations and society.

    These three topics are addressed with attention to the following questions: What will be the size of initial and future markets for advanced computer and communications technology? What will be the future computing environment in manufacturing operations, in the executive suite, in the office, in the field and on the road, at the point of service, for the computer-integrated enterprise, at home, in the school, and in the global marketplace?

  • Histoire de la Conquête de l'Angleterre Par Les Normands, de Ses Causes Et de Ses Suites Jusqu'à Nos Jours, En Angleterre, En Écosse, En Irlande Et Sur Le Continent, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Conquete de l'Angleterre par les Normands, de Ses Causes Et de Ses Suites Jusqu'a Nos Jours, en Angleterre, en Ecosse, en Irlande Et sur le Continent, Vol. 4

    Depuis l'avenement du roi Richard Ier jusqu'a l'execution du Saxon William surnomme longue-barbe.

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  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive of 1968 was perhaps the key incident in the War for Vietnam. But the debate surrounding the offensive continues: Was it a failed last-gasp effort by the defeated North Vietnamese and their Viet Cong allies? Or was it part of a larger plan that led to victory for the North Vietnamese and their allies? The essays in this volume are among the very first to seek to dispel the wishful thinking, analytical dogmas, and political agendas that have obscured past efforts to master this key turning point in Vietnamese and American history. They reveal that we can look at the truth--and learn from it.

  • Reason and Reality: The Relationship Between Science and Theology

    Written by perhaps the world's foremost authority on the relationship between science and theology, Reason and Reality brings together essays in which John Polkinghorne pursues more deeply themes touched on in his earlier works. The result is a deeply satisfying interpretation of the nature and scope of human knowledge, the extent and limits of science, and the proper place of theology as what Polkinghorne calls science's "cousin under the skin"

  • Sukarno and the Indonesian Coup: The Untold Story

    On September 30, 1965, six of Indonesia's highest ranking generals were killed in an effort by President Sukarno to crush an alleged coup. The events of that were part of a rapidly growing power struggle pro and anti-communist factions. The elimination of the generals, however, did little to increase and preserve Sukarno's power, though, and he was stripped of the presidency in 1967. Hunt's work is a unique and original examination of the events that culminated on that night in September, 1965. It is the first detailed account of the Indonesian Coup that reveals the previously unknown workings of the PKI's ultra-secret Special Bureau, a clandestine organization within the Communist Party that may be the prototype of other similar entities that flourished around the world in the mid-50's and 60s. No such expose of secret communist organizations committed to covert killings of the top military or political leaders of the country has ever been published. She establishes beyond any doubt that the PKI, under Chairman Aidit's direction, using the capabilities of a secret organization within the PKI that only Aidit and a handful of trusted high-level members of the Communist Party even knew about, and, most importantly, acting with President Sukarno's full knowledge and approval, planned and then-dramatically-failed to execute a bold plan to kill the top leadership of the Army and proclaim a new socialist state under President Sukarno's leadership with PKI Chairman Aidit as his proclaimed successor. At the time of the coup, government analysts as well as non-government scholars were of two minds. Some, like the group at Cornell University, were convinced that the PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) had not been involved, that the coup was the action mid-level army officers against the top leadership. That was the official line at the time. Others were convinced that the PKI alone had planned and executed the coup in its long-held desire to remove the pro-U.S. army leadership. No one at the time saw the hand of Indonesia's world-famous President Sukarno in the affair.

  • Mémoires Du Duc de Lauzun, 1747-1783: Publiés Pour La Première Fois Avec Les Passages Supprimés, Les Noms Propres Une Étude Sur La Vie de l'Auteur, Des Notes Et Une Table Générale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires du Duc de Lauzun, 1747-1783: Publies pour la Premiere Fois Avec les Passages Supprimes, les Noms Propres une Etude sur la Vie de l'Auteur, des Notes Et une Table Generale

    Si nous avions en a ecrire un roman, cette vue generale de l'existence de Lauzun eut ete une tache reprochable, facheuse pour l'interet; c'est, dans un tableau historique, un premier crayon; il est plus facile ensuite de grouper et de rattacher a l'ensemble, et les details que l'auteur a passes sous silence, et les evenements que ses Memoires auraient racontes s'ils eussent ete acheves.

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  • Uprooted Women: Migrant Domestics in the Caribbean

    A socio-historical and ethnographic account of pioneering Anglophone eastern Caribbean women who signed up to be migrant domestics in the Caribbean oil lands. This book provides an explanation of the migration culture of the Caribbean by injecting gender into traditional labor migration theories. It views labor migration from the female migrant women's perspective as a major entrepreneurial activity for those who refuse to be fazed by foreign nation-state boundaries. Aruba, the site of a giant U.S.-owned oil refinery, became a major participant in supplying Western Europe's and North America's insatiable oil needs during the decade of the 1940s and World War II. Therefore, the island is presented as the prototype of a 20th-century industrial worksite that attracted the female migrant labor flow.

    The book argues that this female migration created a long-term relationship between black female migrant workers from the eastern Caribbean and the non-black middle-class households on Aruba. In addition, wage-earning efforts of migrant labor in the oil enclave expanded and intensified female intra-regional petty trading activities and stimulated the interests of eastern Caribbean women in new labor sites outside of the Caribbean.

  • Understanding Paranoia: A Guide For Professionals, Families, And Sufferers

    In this insightful book, the author vividly takes the reader inside the minds of people who are paranoid: experiencing delusions of persecution ranging from thinking others are out to get them to falsely believing they have physical illness. Kantor also explains to us other facets of the Paranoid Personality, including suspiciousness, hypersensitivity, extreme vigilance, simmering anger, and a tendency to blame others for and absolve oneself of almost everything. How does such paranoia affect one's life? Whether one is a paranoiac wanting to recover from the emotional disorder, or a person looking for the best way to deal with a paranoid husband, wife, friend, boss, or acquaintance, this book offers understanding and guidance. As Kantor explains, the term paranoid should not be used as a hurtful epithet. Paranoid individuals are no more or less evil than persons with any other emotional disorder, or for that matter, persons with a physical disorder. Paranoia is a disorder of the mind, not a flaw of character, says Kantor.

    Paranoid individuals are not invariably social misfits. They are found in all walks of life and in all professions, suffering from this disorder that distorts behavior and affects those with whom they come in contact, often in devastating ways. Politicians who write attack ads, spouses who beat or kill their partners, people in road or supermarket rage incidents are all among the possibly paranoid, as are students who perpetrate violence at their schools and fired employees who wreak violence at their former workplaces. Recognizing and treating paranoid behaviors can prevent or reduce antisocial activity and violence against individuals and society.

  • Platon Oeuvres Complètes, Vol. 4: 3e Partie; Phèdre (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Platon OEuvres Completes, Vol. 4: 3e Partie; Phedre

    Ne suffit-11 pas, tenant compte de l'allu s1on qu1 y est fade au role de Phedre dans la scene du Banquet, de duc que Platon a voulu qu'on la supposat poster1eure a celle 01 Or celle - 01 se place vra1semhlablement en 416 Mens, pour asmgner a l'autre la date prec1se de 410 2, on manque de base Lys1as, d1t - on, sera1t revenu d ltal1e a Athenes en 412, 11 y aura1t fa1t b1entot figure d homme de lettres et 1l en aura1t donne une preuve en composant un Erotzcos Or nen de tout cela, on le verra b1entot (p 1111 sqq n'est assure En quo1 cela serv1ra1t - 1l d a1lleurs a dater la sceneil La seule chose qu'1l y a1t sans doute a d1re, c'est que dans le Phedre Il n'est pas du tout queshon, comme dans d autres.

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  • Korea at the Turning Point: Innovation-Based Strategies for Development

    Can Korea realize its dream of matching the economic performance of the G-7 nations in the next 15 years? The marshalling of capital, and dedicated, low-cost labor by authoritarian governments in the past created double-digit economic growth based on imported technology. How can Korea's young democracy, fledgling science, and liberalizing policies compete against a new level of global competition? Korea must build its research capability, accelerate the development of smaller, high-tech firms, and reduce bureaucratic conflict in support of an innovation-based strategy. This book puts Korea's technological challenge in its historical context, documents the reasons past strategies are no longer viable, and presents a blueprint for the next stage in Korean development. Korean economy is one of the most exciting and dynamic ones in the world. Korea finds itself in the position of being regarded as respected competition by nations and firms which earlier regarded it only as a source of low-cost, high-quality production. As the economy has slowed, the Korean government and private sector have faced the challenge of making a change in strategy in regard to its approach to technology, and how the economy is to be managed. This analysis of where Korea has been and how it will deal with technology and economic management is conducted by prominent Korean and American scholars.

  • Madame de Païva: Étude de Psychologie Et d'Histoire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Madame de Paiva: Etude de Psychologie Et d'Histoire

    Elle a deja passe dans la vie d'un homme et l'a bouleversee; elle s'est fait lancer par celui dont elle a pris, provisoirement et sans droit, le nom car c'est un nom qu'il lui faut qui ne soitpas un nom de guerre, un nom qui sonne sa victoire.

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  • Being Jack Dominian - Reflections on Marriage, Sex and Love

    Sub-titled: 'Reflections on marriage, sex and love' this book summaries the author's journey around these questions in relation to Christianity in general and Roman Catholicism in particular. It charts the author's impact on Christian pastoral thought over fifty years through his books and lectures, his personal faith, marriage to Edith and the views and pronouncements of the Church. There is a diversity of elements ranging from autobiography to lecture material and including commentary and personal reflections.

  • Q and a Bible Verse 5-year Journal

    In the hugely popular 'Q & A' style, this devotional journal enables you to reflect on your spiritual journey over a period of five years.

    Approachable and encouraging, it offers a brief Scripture reading and a question for each day. There are verses from every book of the Bible, and questions on topics such as praise, faith, prayer, worry, creation and forgiveness.

    As you record your responses over the years, you'll discover how circumstances change, how difficult things can be used by God in ways we cannot foresee and how hints of future decisions may be perceived in earlier entries.

    Most valuable of all, the journal helps you to find time to be with God for a few minutes each evening as you contemplate the events of the day.

  • In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians: A Story of Suppression, Secrecy and Survival

    In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians is a remarkable story of suppression, secrecy and survival in the face of human cruelty and Gods apparent silence. Part history, part travelogue, it explores and seeks to explain a clash of civilizationsof East and Westthat resonates to this day. For seven generations, Japans Hidden Christians preserved a faith that was forbidden on pain of death. Just as remarkably, descendants of the Hidden Christians continue to practise their beliefs today, refusing to rejoin the Catholic Church. Why? And what is it about Japanese culture that makes it so resistant to Western Christianity?

  • The New Testament and the People of God

    This major new five-volume project presents a comprehensive, detailed, yet highly readable assessment of the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity.

  • Glossaire Du Droit François, Vol. 1: Contenant l'Explication Des Mots Difficiles Qui Se Trouvent Dans Les Ordonnances de Nos Roys, Dans Les Coustumes ... Et Les Anciens Titres (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Glossaire du Droit Francois, Vol. 1: Contenant l'Explication des Mots Difficiles Qui Se Trouvent dans les Ordonnances de Nos Roys, dans les Coustumes du Royaume, dans les Anciens Arrests Et les Anciens Titres

    Rumpe, T0gaoe, moras nam quas tua Gallia dudum Nefci1t, unus Opes mittit R A cu E L I. U s in auras Thcfaurique faut tanti patriamque Participes marrc'mque novo fic dirat honore Mille fecans nodos Sphyngifque en1gmata mille Premia led referet tantum equatura laborem. ]uridicum applauq fama hunc comitante pertenni.

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  • Critique de la Raison Pratique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Critique de la Raison Pratique

    La morale de Kant doit etre cherchee dans les Fondements de la metaphysique des moeurs; la Religion dans les limites de la raison pure; la Metaphysique des moeurs, elements metaphysiques du droit, elements metaphysiques de la vertu (n. 18, p. Surtout dans la Critique de la Raison pratique. Pour bien la comprendre, il faut se rendre compte tout d'abord des elements fort differents que l'education et l'etude personnelle introduisirent successivement dans l'esprit de Kant. Pour bien saisir la Critique de la Raison pra tique, il faut de meme determiner ce qu'elle suppose et ce qui la complete dans l'oeuvre du moraliste. En possession de ces indica tions, ou pourra suivre la pensee de Kant dans toute sa complexite.

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  • Haphazard by Starlight: A Poem a Day from Advent to Epiphany

    Unlike Lent, Advent is celebrated when the year is becoming darker and colder, moving into the death and dormancy of winter. Before we can greet the coming of the light, we need to engage with some themes that are challenging and occasionally fearful. Like the magi who travelled a long distance to search out and adore the infant Jesus, and who took some wrong turnings on the way, we too have a journey to undertake, before we find that we have.

  • Latin American Debt and International Finance

    The dynamics of the International Monetary Fund are examined here in terms of how the system coped in the 1980s with the crises resulting from events in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, the three most heavily indebted developing countries in the world. Ernest J. Oliveri offers three case studies that demonstrate levels of cooperation and defection in the world of international finance. The Mexican case offers the richest example of cooperation by a Latin American borrower. At the other extreme is Brazil, which adamantly refused to recognize the legitimacy of the IMF as a participant in its economy. In between is Argentina, which took a hard line until 1985 but recently softened its resistance to international pressure. These three countries provide the reader with the widest possible scope of behavior within the confines of an interdependent world economy in crisis. In each of the studies under consideration, the primary independent variable is the system of inter-American finance itself. While Oliveri focuses on separate actors and their roles at different points during the crisis, the final considerations are how they relate to systemic maintenance, the threats they may pose to it, and their efforts to preserve it.

    Oliveri observes that international finance in the 1970s was anarchic. By 1982, the system was ill-equipped to accommodate the serious stress caused by de facto defaults. What happens when a severe financial crisis threatens this precarious stability? Can the system's behavioral boundaries constrain short-term self-interested actions? The Latin American debt crisis provides such a challenge to the system. Oliveri finds that accommodation by players involves skillful, though capricious and arbitrary, coordination by creditors and borrowers; the IMF is not a manager of an international debt regime, but only one of its players. He concludes that adjustments have indeed been short-term and that at present no mechanism exists to coordinate this volatile system with stable long-term objectives. Latin American specialists, business managers, and political scientists will find this book provocative and informative reading.

  • Histoire Littéraire de l'Afrique Chrétienne Depuis Les Origines Jusqu'a l'Invasion Arabe, Vol. 4: Le Donatisme (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire Litteraire de l'Afrique Chretienne Depuis les Origines Jusqu'a l'Invasion Arabe, Vol. 4: Le Donatisme

    L'afrique chretienne du we 51ecle et des premieres annees du v6 a produit une curieuse litterature polemique qui lui appar tient bien en propre la litterature donatiste et antidonatiste. Ce vaste domaine, ou s'est donne libre carriere le genie des Africains, a ete presque completement delaisse par la critique moderne. Les historiens des lettres latines n' y ont vu sans doute que matiere a theologie ou documents d' histoire; la plupart ne mentionnent meme pas cette litterature, ils omettent jus qu' aux noms des principaux polemistes Les Vieux historiens de l'eglise ont ete plus clairvoyants 2; mais leurs solides tra. Vaux, peu familiers aux philologues et aux lettres, n'ont pas reussi a faire entrer dans l'histoire litteraire - les pamphlets donatistes ou antidonatistes. Malgre ce silence plusieurs fois seculaire, il nous parait legitime d'accorder ici une place, et meme une large place, a cette litterature polemique, qui ne manque, on le verra, ni d'originalite, ni d'interet.

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  • Communist Revolutionary Warfare: From the Vietminh to the Viet Cong

    This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era was among the first major published analyses by an American expert on the insurgency in Indochina. In addition to tracing the Chinese influence on the Vietminh cadres and the French military response, the book describes the organization, logistics, and tactics of the communist movement. The author, George Tanham, managed the U.S. rural development program in South Vietnam and later served as special assistant for counterinsurgency at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand during the mid-1960s. With a new foreword by Richard A. Shultz Jr.

  • Adolescent Group Therapy: A Social Competency Model

    This book offers a health-oriented, integrative approach to adolescent group therapy. George R. Holmes and his associates believe that promoting social competency in each adolescent group member is central to successful therapy. The enablement of interpersonal skills neutralizes the environmentally sponsored psychopathology that adolescents use to survive. The authors also emphasize the co-therapy relationship. They offer recommendations for supervising trainee therapists and for applying their model to other contexts, such as high schools.

    The authors discuss strategies developed in their clinical work, covering such issues as scapegoating, silence, and withdrawal. They explore how processes, roles, and meaningful issues change over the life of the group. Social competency should be the main focus, they argue: it is essential to nurturing self-parenting skills and a healthy identity. The co-therapy relationship--the interaction between co-therapists and among co-therapists and group members--also greatly determines therapeutic change. The book includes recommendations for supervising trainee therapists and for applying this model to other contexts, such as high schools. Adolescent Group Therapy will be of interest to students and to teachers and professionals in psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, nursing, education, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

  • Iron Age to Dark Age: 1200BC to AD1000

    The empires of the Persians, Greeks and Romans called for practical civilising devices, and their innovative people obliged. Pythagorus invented the abacus, which greatly aided the administrators, who were also helped in this period by the appearance of the pen and a version of shorthand. Inspired by the presses used for extracting grape juice and olive oil, Archimedes developed a revolutionary water-lifting device that became known as Archimedes' Screw. The first aqueducts were built, essential for irrigation and supplying the growing cities with fresh water. Also in this period the first compass was made - from bronze - and the first hospitals were devised.

  • Histoire Du Développement de la Chimie Depuis Lavoisier Jusqu'à Nos Jours (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire du Developpement de la Chimie Depuis Lavoisier Jusqu'a Nos Jours

    Si mes collegues s'interessent a l'objet de ce travail et s'ils veulent m'aider de leur savoir et de leurs conseils, peut-etre sera - t-il bientot possible d'avoir un expose objectif des theo ries chimiques des cent dernieres annees. Ce livre doit etre considere comme un essai dans cette voie et juge avec indulgence.

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  • Paul: A Biography

    This compelling reconstruction of the life and thought of St Paul paints a vivid picture of the Roman world in which he preached his revolutionary message. It explains the significance of Paul's lasting impact on both the Church and the world.

    Elegantly written by arguably the most influential Pauline scholar in the world today - Paul: A Biography is Tom Wright at his very best.

    This gripping historical life story will appeal to both believers and historians, painting a picture that provides insight and new understanding of both the man Paul and the world in which he lived.

  • Promenades d'Un Médecin À Travers l'Exposition: Souvenirs de 1889 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Promenades d'un Medecin a Travers l'Exposition: Souvenirs de 1889

    Notre savant confrere M. Gillet de Grandmont, secretaire general de la Societe de Medecine Pratique de Paris, sou tenu par un vote unanime de la Societe et toujours conduit par la noble ardeur de tout approfondir, organisa avec le zele le plus digne d'eloges, une serie de promenades ins tructives sous la conduite de personnes autorisees.

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  • Mémoires de Godefroi Hermant, Docteur de Sorbonne, Chanoine de Beauvais, Ancien Recteur de l'Université, Sur l'Histoire Ecclésiastique Du Xviie Siècle ... Le Manuscrit Autographe, Et Sur Les Ancienn

    Excerpt from Memoires de Godefroi Hermant, Docteur de Sorbonne, Chanoine de Beauvais, Ancien Recteur de l'Universite, sur l'Histoire Ecclesiastique du Xviie Siecle (1630-1663), Vol. 2: Publies pour la Premiere Fois sur le Manuscrit Autographe, Et sur les Anciennes Copies Authentiques; Avec une Introduction Et des Notes; 1653-1655

    La chaire royale de theologie en l'universite de Caen etant vacante par la mort de M. Dupre, qui avait pousse si vigoureusement ces Peres par ses harangues, plusieurs personnes de condition et de merite de la meme ville et du corps de l'universite de Caen ecrivirent a quelques-uns de leurs amis a Paris, pour obtenir par leur moyen que cette chaire fut remplie par quelque savant et pieux theolo gien de cette fameuse Universite de la capitale du royaume, et qui est la mere de toutes les autres. Ceux a qui ils s'e taient adressesjeterent les yeux sur M. Manessier', licencie en theologie de la maison et societe de Sorbonne, natif d'abbeville, d'une des plus honnetes et des plus anciennes familles de la ville. Mais comme sa modestie l'avait toujours fort eloigne de rechercher une fonction publique et eccle siastique, il s'en excusa, [ne pouvant] se resoudre a pour suivre par la voie du concours et de la dispute une charge toute divine queles plus habiles et les plus sages devraient redouter, quand meme elle leur serait offerte sans cette con dition.

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  • Paul for Everyone: Romans Part 1 Chapters 1 - 8

    Writing in an anecdotal and approachable style, Tom Wright helps us to see the great sweep of the letter to the Romans. This long-awaited two-volume addition to the hugely popular For Everyone series will be ideal for daily Bible study, a preaching aid or for those readers who are looking to deepen their understanding of this classic NT book. Tom Wright has a rare gift for communicating his understanding and enthusiasm to non-specialists. He is one of the few people alive today capable of undertaking a project such as the For Everyone guides. When complete, this series will include a new translation of the entire New Testament by Tom Wright. Section by section, the translation is accompanied by his eye-opening comments on each passage.

  • Locked in and Locked Out: The Impact of Urban Land Use Policy and Market Forces on African Americans

    African Americans have suffered intensely at the hands of America's dominant group, but the roles played by urban planning, land use policy, and the free market are not well known. Presenting a new conceptual approach, this book considers their locking effect on African Americans, showing, for instance, that one-acre zoning and similar policies in upscale neighborhoods lock African Americans out while market mechanisms in decaying neighborhoods lock them in. Arguing that the locking effect leads to the disenfranchisement of African Americans, Bobo shows how wealth is channeled to the dominant group and African Americans' life choices are denuded, creating a volatile situation.

    Although classical economic theory holds that a free market allocates scarce resources in the best interest of society, in reality market mechanisms do not work to the advantage of African Americans. Nor does public regulation of land use operate in their interest, although public policy is presumed to produce equitable and favorable outcomes for all members of society. This book explores how a combination of government regulation of land use and free market forces have created the locking effect, which has cultivated and sustained a process of disenfranchisement of African Americans.

  • The New Imperial Economy: The British Army and the American Frontier, 1764-1768

    During the Seven Years War the British economy had expanded rapidly to meet the demands of equipping the army and navy as well as subsidizing Britain's European allies. After the war, the economy was left without sufficient markets to absorb the extra production. This situation led to a persistent drive to open new markets, especially in the American colonies. When the British decided to maintain an army in America after 1764, these troops became a major market for the colonists who provided them with beef, pork, flour, and rum. Colonists also sold manufactured goods to French settlers in Illinois and fur traders west of the Mississippi.

    Organization of this trade to provide the most cost-effective means of supplying goods to the frontier was achieved through refinements in financial, transportation, and production techniques. By the end of 1768, competition between American merchants increased, and prices dropped dramatically. Meanwhile, British troops began moving back toward the East Coast, further depriving the colonial merchants of a major market. This period marked a severe setback for colonial merchants on the frontier and added fuel to the fires of discontent with British policies.

  • Labor Productivity Control: New Approaches for Industrial Engineers and Managers

    This management guide to labor productivity represents the author's experience of more than 40 years in the engineering field. Based on his work in over 100 plants and a dozen major corporations, John Martin presents his own personal approach to the specifics of labor productivity control, examining a variety of issues and operations that other books neglect. He fully details longstanding approaches to worker performance and the changes they have undergone, as well as management's responsibilities and industrial engineering functions, all of which are made applicable to manufacturing, processing, and service organizations.

    Martin's approach is to examine control strategies that have proven ineffective or incomplete, and to describe alternate methods that he has observed to be workable. To do this, he first explores the basic principles of labor productivity, culled from a combination of historical and modern viewpoints, then follows with discussions of techniques used in general control processes and of various overall control functions. Among the specific topics addressed are work measurement considerations, performance rating and testing, developing and applying time study data, learning curve concepts and applications, wage incentive concepts and plans, and preparing and implementing a productivity control system. New concepts discussed include direct time study versus predetermined motion times, computer-aided application of MTM-1, and advanced applications of measured daywork. Designed as a hands-on reference work, Labor Productivity Control will be a valuable resource for manufacturing management personnel, practicing industrial engineers, management and line supervisors, and students in these fields.

  • The G Factor: The Science of Mental Ability

    Jensen provides a comprehensive treatment of one of the major constructs of behavioral science--general mental ability--labeled the g factor by its discoverer, Charles Spearman. The g factor is about individual differences in mental abilities. In factor analyses of any and every large and diverse collection of measures of mental abilities, however varied the content of knowledge and skills they call upon, g emerges as the largest, most general source of differences between individuals and between certain subpopulations.

    Jensen fully and clearly explains the psychometric, statistical, genetic, and physiological basis of g, as well as the major theoretical challenges to the concept. For decades a key construct in differential psychology, the g factor's significance for scholars and researchers in the brain sciences as well as education, sociology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, economics, and public policy is clearly evident in this, the most comprehensive treatment of g ever published.

  • Science and Theology: A Textbook

    An introduction to the field of science and religion. After surveying their volatile historical relationship, John Polkinghorne leads the reader through the whole array of questions that arise at the intersection of the scientific and religious quests.

  • Breastfeeding Rights in the United States

    Breastfeeding Rights in the United States shows that the right to breastfeed in this country exists only in a negative sense: you can do it unless someone takes you to court. Kedrowski and Lipscomb catalog and analyze all the laws, policies, judicial opinions, cultural mores, and public attitudes that bear on breastfeeding in America. They then explore the classic double bind: social norms promulgated by the medical and public health establishment say breast is best; but social practices in the workplace and in public spaces make breastfeeding difficult. Aggravating the double bind is the prominence of the breast in American culture as a sexual object. The double bind creates coercively structured choices that are incompatible with the meaningful exercise of rights.

    The authors conclude that the solution to this problem requires new theory and new strategy. They posit a new democratic, feminist theory of the breastfeeding right that is predicated on the following distinctions: DT It is not a right to breastfeed, but a right to choose to breastfeed. DT It is a woman's right to choose, not a baby's right to be breastfeed. DT It is a right, not a duty. The authors predict that framing the breastfeeding right in this way provides the basis for a new strategic coalition between breastfeeding advocates and liberal feminists, who have historically been wary of one another's rhetoric. Breastfeeding Rights in the United States represents an important advance toward policy change.

  • Reason and Reality: The Relationship Between Science and Theology

    In his trilogy - "One World", "Science and Creation" and "Science and Providence" - Polkinghorne showed how new discoveries such as quantum theory and chaos theory opened the way to a new relationship between science and religion. In this book, he returns to the science-theology debate.

  • The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day from Ash Wednesday to Easter

    This delightful book describes and interprets a series of paintings for each day of Lent. Artists often address subjects that our culture seeks to avoid, and Sister Wendy's brilliant and perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a more discerning eye and encounter deeper levels of spiritual meaning than may at first appear.

  • Les Mois, Poëme, En Douze Chants, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Mois, Poeme, en Douze Chants, Vol. 2

    L'amaranthe a livre fon panache eclatant. L'avance; mes regards, de dedale en dedale Pourfuivent les attraits de la Pyramidale.

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  • The Works of Sir William Jones, Vol. 5 of 6 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from The Works Of Sir William Jones, Vol. 5 of 6

    Chap. I. - De la famille naifiance de Nader Chah chap. II - Les premieres a&ions de Nader chap. III -les forces de N adcr marchent vers Mechehed, pour.

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  • Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

    Enables us to identify our addiction (whatever it may be) and to overcome it through the grace of God.Only people who have suffered in some way can save one another. Deep communion and deep compassion are formed much more by shared pain than by shared pleasure. This, says Richard Rohr, is one of the greatest discoveries of the Twelve Step program, America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality. Rohr makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue any of us who are drowning in addiction and might not even realize it-and we are all addicted in some way. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn "to breathe under water" and discover God's love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step Spirituality, Rohr identifies the core Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting them to the Gospels.

  • Oeuvres de Rabelais, Vol. 1: Augmentée de Pièces Inédites, Des Songes Drolatiques, de Pantagruel, Ouvrage Posthume, Avec l'Explication En Regard; Des ... de Marsy, de Voltaire, de Ginguené, Etc

    Excerpt from Oeuvres de Rabelais, Vol. 1: Augmentee de Pieces Inedites, des Songes Drolatiques, de Pantagruel, Ouvrage Posthume, Avec l'Explication en Regard; Des Remarques de la Duchat, de Bernier, de la Motteux, de l'Abbe de Marsy, de Voltaire, de Ginguene, Etc

    La victoire remportee par Pantagruel sur les Dypsodcs et les Almyrodes ou alteres leur puni tion celle de leurs chefs, sont la pacification de la Guienne (en 1548) revoltee pour les droits de gabelle sur les sels, et le tmp fameux chatiment de ces peuples maritimes, ainsi que des chefs de la revolte.

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  • Institutions Politiques, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Institutions Politiques, Vol. 1

    Un' autre mor, lache a propos en faveur d'un etabliliement utile, peut pro curer le bonheur d'un pais a perpetuite. Cependant on neglige de leur enfeiguer la Politique, tandis que les precieux infians de la ]eunelie E'ecolulent a leur faire apprendre des exercices inutiles des Sciences rwo es.

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  • Holidays and Hard Times: 1870's

    The invention of photography in the first half of the 19th century gave people a completely different way of recording what was happening around them and soon professional and amateur photographers were turning their lenses onto every subject imaginable - monarchs and politicians, soldiers at war, industry and transport, farming and rural life, national celebrations, ordinary people at home and at work, entertainers and actors, fashion, sport, school and much else. Their work has given us a unique view of our nation's heritage. This volume looks at the major events, people and stories of the 1870s through photographs that reveal the essence of those times. As the decade began, Britain was enjoying an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. The gap between rich and poor was still vast, but conditions for workers were improving and the Bank Holiday Act pioneered paid holidays. Government swung between two giants of Victorian politics: Gladstone and Disraeli. Gladstone attempted to solve the problems of Ireland, but his efforts pleased no-one. Disraeli's coup was to purchase for Britain almost half the shares in the Suez Canal, securing the way to India. But this did not stop the country heading into recession, allowing Gladstone to storm back to power. Relive these times in the dramatic and moving pictures presented in this book.

  • Oeuvres de Pasteur, Vol. 2: Fermentations Et Générations Dites Spontanées (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres de Pasteur, Vol. 2: Fermentations Et Generations Dites Spontanees

    Ainsi s'enchainent les deux premieres etapes de l'oeuvre pasto rienne dissymetrie moleculaire et fermentations.

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  • Meeting God in Mark

    A fresh look at the message and meaning of Marks Gospel by one of the worlds greatest living theologians. Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of St Marks Gospel for complete beginners as well as for those whove read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light. Written at a highly accessible level and packed with illuminating spiritual insights, this book would make a perfect gift for anyone thinking about confirmation, while also appealing to people who may simply be curious about Jesus and the Gospels and want to learn more about his significance.

  • Market Economies and Natural Law

    The forefathers of neoclassical or conventional economics, beginning with Walras, wanted to build a psycho-mathematical science similar to celestial mechanics. However, during the first half of the last century, they succumbed to the charm of axiomatization: Hence, economics remains a stillborn science. Its theory is plagued with incongruities, generating misleading notions and policies that are detrimental to human welfare and environmental equilibrium. Its truths have significantly low half-lives, and its confused pronouncements have become an open ground in which false consciousness rumble unchallenged. This state of affairs calls for a fundamental revision.

    After reviewing the evolution of economics from Antiquity to the present and pointing to its inadequacies, Dominique proposes an alternative formulation which not only sheds light on the enduring features of market economics but also makes economics consistent with physics, the mother of all sciences. This is a challenging revision for scholars, students, and others involved with economic theory.

  • The Day the Revolution Began: Rethinking The Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion

    In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith — Jesus’ crucifixion. As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross.

    With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus death not only releases us from the power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day — a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God s creation.

    The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

  • Community Prevention Trials for Alcohol Problems: Methodological Issues

    The contributors to this volume demonstrate that it is now possible to undertake community prevention trials of alcohol-involved problems with the same precision, good design, and careful planning that has characterized similar prevention trials for heart disease and cancer prevention. This is the first book to establish a scientific basis for the integration of research into program design and in program evaluation, making it possible to determine if community programs are effective or worth the money spent for them.

    In part I, the contributors address issues of outcome measures, selection of relevant community interventions, utilization of appropriate research designs and analyses, and adjustment to social and political realities. Part II reviews definitions, perspectives, and issues that provide a conceptual base for the rest of the book. Also considered are the selection and measurement of alcohol problems that may be candidate outcome variables for a community intervention study. Part III summarizes the perspectives and prior experiences of community-based approaches in other health areas (including heart disease, cancer, and adolescent health) that may be applicable to the prevention of alcohol-related problems. Experiences and implications of alcohol-prevention projects in Ontario, Texas, and Rhode Island are discussed in part IV. Part V evaluates different experimental designs, methodologies, and relative risk regression models of community-based intervention programs in alcohol prevention. The two chapters in part VI discuss the dynamic social and political realities facing community prevention trials for alcohol problems and guidelines for undertaking such trials. This book will be useful for state and local prevention program planners and evaluators, researchers in alcohol and substance abuse, teachers of applied research methods or social program development and planning, and government policy makers.

  • The Lessons of Israel's Great Inflation

    This analysis of Israel's successful stabilization program challenges current thinking on macroeconomic policy. It reviews and examines the take-off of runaway inflation and of the subsequent stabilization policy in what can be seen as laboratory conditions. Since Israel's stabilization policy is one of only two which have actually succeeded, it offers important lessons to all East European and many Latin American countries in the design and implementation of these programs. Professional economists concerned with macroeconomics, money, credit and banking, monetary and banking theory, economic policy, and inflation and stabilization, as well as Latin American and East European scholars, will find this work extremely informative.

  • Les Poissons Des Eaux Douces de l'Afrique Occidentale (Du Sénégal Au Niger) (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Poissons des Eaux Douces de l'Afrique Occidentale (du Senegal au Niger)

    En vue de l'achevement de ce vaste edifice, pour la construction duquel chacun doit en quelque sorte apporter quotidiennement son labeur, je crois avoir deja, pour ma part, tant dans le passe qu 'encore aujourd' hui dans cet ouvrage, assemble et mis en bonne place nom bre de materiaux dont on appreciera plus tard toute la portee.

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  • Adolescent Worlds: Drug Use and Athletic Activity

    In an important new contribution to the sociological literature, M.F. Stuck explores both the place of sport in adolescent society and, more specifically, the ways that drug use or non-use fits into the lives of and is talked about by youths who participate in sports and those who do not. The study breaks new ground both in its subject matter and in its methodology--virtually no studies exist which deal with the question of drug usage among adolescent athletes and most previous studies of adolescent drug use rely on survey data rather than on the adolescents' own descriptions of their drug use or non-use. In addition to examining specific questions related to adolescent drug use and sports, the author utilizes several theoretical perspectives drawn from sociology to illuminate the study findings: Sutherland's theory of differential association; Cohen's notion of the concept of subcultures; and the social control theories of Hirschi and Sykes and Matza. Throughout, Stuck focuses particularly upon how the actors--the adolescents themselves--explain drug use or non-use and involvement or non-involvement in sports.

    The study begins by introducing appropriate literature in sociology and the sociology of sport and goes on to describe the research methodology. The bulk of the volume is devoted to an extended analysis of the findings. Among the specific questions examined are: What is the meaning of sport in the lives of the adolescents in the study? Is the popular conception that sports and clean living go hand in hand upheld? What are the explanations offered by adolescents regarding their drug use? Is sport a form of individually chosen social control? What part does the peer group play in an adolescent's social world? Is involvement in sport a mechanism for the prevention or limitation of drug use among adolescents? Stuck concludes by offering broad policy recommendations based on the study's findings. Students and professionals in the fields of sociology-sport, deviance, qualitative methodology-adolescent psychology, and education will find this volume enlightening reading.

  • Manuel Biblique, Ou Cours d'Écriture Sainte a l'Usage Des Séminaires, Vol. 1: Ancien Testament; Introduction Générale, Pentateuque (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Manuel Biblique, ou Cours d'Ecriture Sainte A l'Usage des Seminaires, Vol. 1: Ancien Testament; Introduction Generale, Pentateuque

    Enfin ce Manuel nous semble repondre a un besoin general et pouvoir servir a ceux qui sont charges de la redaction des conferences ecclesiastiques, sans parler des la1ques instruits qu interesse la Sainte Ecriture.

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  • Genera Des Coléoptères, Ou Exposé Méthodique Et Critique de Tous Les Genres Proposés Jusqu'ici Dans CET Ordre d'Insectes, Vol. 11: Famille Des Phytophages (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Genera des Coleopteres, ou Expose Methodique Et Critique de Tous les Genres Proposes Jusqu'ici dans Cet Ordre d'Insectes, Vol. 11: Famille des Phytophages

    Il faut remarquer en passant que nous disons le developpement des cuisses posterieures et non la faculte de sauter. La classification est basee sur les differences organiques et non sur les fonctions dont les organes sont charges.

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  • Shoreham and the Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Power Industry

    This book traces the history of the nuclear power industry in the United States from the 1950s when electricity from nuclear power was expected to be too cheap to meter, to the 1990s when the nuclear power industry lies in shambles and the landscape is dotted with the billion dollar carcasses of unfinished or inoperable nuclear power plants. Using the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant on Long Island as a case study, and reviewing the civil racketeering trial relating to that plant, McCallion details how a fatal combination of fraud, incompetence, and naivete has driven utility companies to the brink (and in some cases, beyond the brink) of bankruptcy in the vain quest for the nuclear power fix.

  • Modern Communications Law

    Modern Communications Law provides the most comprehensive and contemporary coverage of communications law available, a subject characterized by rapidly expanding and changing horizons. The book is thorough, informative, and accessible. It is divided into three main sections that respectively consider the media's nature and context, structural governance of the communications industry, and content issues. Lively provides an in-depth study of telephone communications--an area which affects virtually the entire citizenry--as well as print, broadcasting, cable, and other new media.

    The book contains several structural innovations calculated to enhance the teaching and learning process. The selection and editing of cases and other primary materials reflect the author's experience with topics that facilitate animated discussion. Additionally, the text is extensively annotated with pinpoint citations which heighten the book's utility for research and reference purposes. A particularly notable feature is the introduction of case summaries preceding all major court opinions. The synopses are intended to familiarize readers with the basic arguments, issues and reasoning so that they derive more meaning from the cases themselves than ever before. The book is well-suited for law school courses and is appropriate for communications law courses in the graduate and undergraduate curricula. Legal practitioners, media industry professionals and government regulators and policy-makers will find Modern Communications Law an essential resource.

  • Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 6: Saa-Sar (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 6: Saa-Sar

    D'apres une analyse de Gardes (journal de Chimie medicale, t. III, p. 051 2? serie, les feuilles de-sabine renfermeraient une huile volatile analogue a l'essence de terebenthine, de la resine, de l'acide gallique, du ligneux, des matieres extractives, des sels calcaires et de la chlorophylle.

    L'huile volatile, ou essence de sabine, qui en est le principe le mieux connu.

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  • College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the Ncaa's Amateur Myth

    Many books have been written on the evils of commercialism in college sport, and the hypocrisy of payments to athletes from alumni and other sources outside the university. Almost no attention, however, has been given to the way that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has embraced professionalism through its athletic scholarship policy. Because of this gap in the historical record, the NCAA is often cast as an embattled defender of amateurism, rather than as the architect of a nationwide money-laundering scheme.

    Sack and Staurowsky show that the NCAA formally abandoned amateurism in the 1950s and passed rules in subsequent years that literally transformed scholarship athletes into university employees. In addition, by purposefully fashioning an amateur mythology to mask the reality of this employer-employee relationship, the NCAA has done a disservice to student-athletes and to higher education. A major subtheme is that women, such as those who created the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), opposed this hypocrisy, but lacked the power to sustain an alternative model. After tracing the evolution of college athletes into professional entertainers, and the harmful effects it has caused, the authors propose an alternative approach that places college sport on a firm educational foundation and defend the rights of both male and female college athletes. This is a provocative analysis for anyone interested in college sports in America and its subversion of traditional educational and amateur principles.

  • African Democratization and Military Coups

    Onwumechili provides an exciting perspective on African military coups and reminds us that democracy is not synonymous solely with Western societies. He examines democracies in traditional Africa and shows how these socieites clearly defined and limited the roles of traditional African armies.

    From this background, Onwumechili makes readers appreciate that modern African armies are deviant institutions, with no roots in traditional Africa. Rather, he argues, one has to seek those roots in Africa's recent, colonial history. Dr. Onwumechili goes on to describe the reasons for coups and their tactics. Finally, he examines how military coups can be prevented. While previous solutions have largely failed, Onwumechili provides convincing solutions based on case studies.

  • Voyages Dans l'Amérique Méridionale, Par Don Félix de Azara, Commissaire Et Commandant Des Limites Espagnoles Dans Le Paraguay, Depuis 1781 Jusqu'en ... Et Civile Du Paraguay Et de la Rivière

    Excerpt from Voyages dans l'Amerique Meridionale, par Don Felix de Azara, Commissaire Et Commandant des Limites Espagnoles dans le Paraguay, Depuis 1781 Jusqu'en 1801, Vol. 2: Contenant la Description Geographique, Politique Et Civile du Paraguay Et de la Riviere de la Plata; L'Histoire de la Decouverte Et de la Conquete de Ces Contrees

    Contenant la description geographique politique et civile du Paraguay et de la riviere de La Plata; l'histoire dela decou verte et de la conquete de ces contrees; des details nom breux sur leur histoire naturelle et surles peuples sauvages qui les habitent; le recit des moyens employes par les Jesuites pour assujetir et civfliser les indigenes etc.

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  • Dictionnaire Anti-Philosophique, Vol. 2: Pour Servir de Commmentaire Et de Correctif Au Dictionnaire Philosophique, Et Aux Autres Livres Qui Ont Paru ... on Donne En Abrégé Les Preuves de la Religion

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Anti-Philosophique, Vol. 2: Pour Servir de Commmentaire Et de Correctif au Dictionnaire Philosophique, Et aux Autres Livres Qui Ont Paru de Nos Jours Contre le Christianisme; Ouvrage dans Lequel On Donne en Abrege les Preuves de la Religion

    On peut voir dans le troifieme volume des oeuvres de Maupertuis edition de Lyon 1756 fa reponfe a une Lettre de M. Le Baron de Haller, fi celebre par fes (avans Ouvrages de Medecine de Phyfique, par fes belles Poelies.

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  • Community Service: Encounter With Strangers

    Radest reviews the history and present practice of community service in the United States. While appreciative of the genuine contributions of community service programs to the development of schools and society, the author believes that hidden behind good intentions and willing energies there is a strain of ambivalence that cannot be ignored (such as when a citizen is sentenced by the court to perform a number of hours of community service). He analyzes philosophically and psychologically this ambivalence, employing his experience in the field, his observations of school and community-based programs around the country, as well as his point of view as an educator and social critic.

  • Jesus and the Earth

    What was Jesus' attitude to the earth? What, if anything, did he say about the environment? Is there a divine 'earth-ethic' to be found in the Gospels? As the ecological threats to the earth multiply and intensify, Christians are turning to the pages of the Old Testament for guidance on environmental ethics. But is wisdom about this critical issue to be found only there? James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, set out to discover if his own concern for creation found any sympathy in the teaching and example of Jesus. This book is the result of his search. Here he argues clearly and passionately that Jesus is the saviour not only of humanity, but also the saviour of the planet and of the whole cosmos, which came into being through him and for him. A series of questions is provided at the end of each chapter to stimulate individual reflection and group discussion.

  • Selling War to America: From the Spanish American War to the Global War on Terror

    Battles are won in combat. Wars are won by winning the hearts and minds of the people. Selling War to America provides a thought-provoking look at the propaganda efforts the U.S. government has exerted to that end. It begins with an examination of the government's campaign to instigate a war with Spain and ends with a review of the methods being used to encourage support for the War Against Terrorism. The book analyzes each of these wars within the context of the techniques used to generate public support, also examining the results of propaganda efforts, both before and after each conflict. From these historical analyses, noting both the blunders and the triumphs of the past century, the authors offer the keys to successfully persuading the American public to support wars that must be fought.

    Lies were told and truths withheld because government and military leaders did not trust the American people to make appropriate decisions concerning our national security. The attacks of September 11, 2001, on The World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon have summoned the American people to a war on terrorism. The U.S. government is now trying to mobilize American public opinion to support this war. But this is just the most recent example of how our government has sought to enlist broad public support for the wars it has waged. The job of informing and persuading America to support its war efforts has become increasingly more challenging as media technologies, like instant global coverage of television news and the Internet, reach into every American home.

  • Exploring the Old Testament: Volume 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature

    The Psalms and Wisdom Literature is one of six textbooks covering the Old and New Testaments, all written by authors who have extensive experience of teaching students in their first two years of university-level study. This book offers an exploratory approach that enables students to engage with the text for themselves, and not simply to be passive learners. It provides activities and challenges at introductory and intermediate levels, the key background information needed to work at the required level, and ideas for further theological thought and reading. Students will discover: the kind of literature they are dealing with; the major questions in the scholarly study of these books; the structure and purpose of the books; the major themes and theology of each book; issues for today arising from each area of study. 'A study of the prophets that will serve admirably as a textbook for a class or a resource for individual study. I recommend this book highly to all who want to learn more about this important part of Hebrew Scriptures'. Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College 'I have found the range of topics treated by Lucas enormously impressive. From all the usual introductory topics through to detailed guidelines for interpretation, students will find here admirable summaries of the main scholarly views together with sensible comments to help evaluate them. I know of no other textbook on the Psalms and Writings that will service its intended readership so helpfully'. Professor H.G.M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford Comments on Exploring the Old Testament: The Prophets: 'It fulfils superbly its aim of making the prophets accessible to the student reader' Professor Robert P. Gordon, University of Cambridge

  • Atlas Photographique de la Lune, Publié par l'Observatoire de Paris, Vol. 7: Comprenant 1. Études sur la Topographie Et la Constitution de l'Écorce ... du Grand Équatorial Coudé; 3. Planches 36 à

    Excerpt from Atlas Photographique de la Lune, Publie par l'Observatoire de Paris, Vol. 7: Comprenant 1. Etudes sur la Topographie Et la Constitution de l'Ecorce Lunaire (Suite); 2. Planche G., Image Obtenue au Foyer du Grand Equatorial Coude; 3. Planches 36 a 49 -Heliogravures d'Apres les Agrandissements sur Verre de Quatre Cliches

    Pour suivre-dans le detail ces faits generaux et en apprecier les consequences, il sera utile d'avoir recours aux agrandissements contenus dans les feuilles sui vantes.

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  • A Political Theology of Climate Change

    The failure of political institutions, including national governments and the United Nations, to mitigate climate change reflects the modern constitution of the nation-state as a cultural and secular, rather than created and providential, agency. Northcott constructs a new political theology of climate change that acknowledges the role of borders in the constitution of the nations, and their providential ordering under God as assemblies of persons who recognise particular duties to each other within those borders. Against this conception, a global economy promotes a state of conflict over access to basic natural goods. Elite agents use networks of power to act without reference to the common good or to fair access to natural resources. The book sets out a clear and sustained theological response to the biggest issue of our time, providing a spur to this generation of Christians to grasp and confront these issues and call their governments to account for the sake of generations to come.

  • Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia

    An unprecedented description of the critical energy situation throughout Asia, this book examines the energy resources, naval forces, and national strategies of the nations of that vast landmass, set against the priorities and resources of the United States. Energy security in Asia is crucial to the continued economic growth and hence the national security of the region's nations. Providing such security requires a combination of naval, political, and economic policies. Despite dramatic news coverage to the contrary, Cole's research reveals that the nations of the region-of which the United States must be counted-are in fact acting more together than apart in striving to ensure the security of scarce energy resources they all require.

    No issue in today's international environment is more important than energy security. Even the North Korean nuclear development program must be taken as a subset of this subject. As the United States, the United Kingdom, and other nations have done in past decades, the People's Republic of China is striving to establish proprietorship of energy resources throughout their lifecycle, from recovery from the ground to sale in the market place. This important book demonstrates the vacuity of that paradigm, illustrating the multilateral nature of energy security.

  • Telecommunications and Rural Development: A Study of Private and Public Sector Innovation

    This study assesses the potential that telecommunications advances hold for rural America and is the outcome of the third in a series of policy research projects into issues relating telecommunications policy and economic development undertaken by research teams of faculty and students at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs and College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin. All three projects have been concerned with telecommunications at two levels: the effects of telecommunications advances on our economy and society and the policy framework that has resulted from divestiture of AT&T. The first project studied state telecommunication policy and resulted in the publication of Telecommunications Policy and Economic Development: The New State Role (Praeger, 1989); the second, which dealt with cities and large telecommunications users, produced The New Urban Infrastructure: Cities and Telecommunications (Praeger, 1990). Telecommunications and rural development has been much more frequently researched in Third World countries than in advanced industrialized ones and this volume represents a significant contribution to the literature on the subject.

    The findings are divided into four general research areas. Following an introduction, Chapter Two looks at some fascinating telecommunications applications in American rural businesses from Wal-Mart, to traditional rural businesses like the lumber industry, to the opening of new businesses like telemarketing. Chapter Three assesses the use of telecommunication for delivery of public services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to health care and distance education. Chapter Four asserts that many of the benefits of telecommunications for rural America will only be realized if the small independent or cooperative telephone companies remain healthy and progressive. The substantial contribution to community development, from community revitalization and regional cooperation to infrastructure upgrading, is the focus of Chapter Five. A final chapter offers conclusions. This is required reading for students, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of communications/telecommunications and government.

  • A Clash of Cultures: Civil-military Relations During the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was in many ways defined by a civil-military divide, an underlying clash between military and civilian leadership over the conflict's nature, purpose and results. This book explores the reasons for that clash--and the results of it.

    The relationships between the U.S. military, its supporters, and its opponents during the Vietnam War were both intense and complex. Schwab shows how the ability of the military to prosecute the war was complicated by these relationships, and by a variety of nonmilitary considerations that grew from them. Chief among these was the military's relationship to a civilian state that interpreted strategic value, risks, morality, political costs, and military and political results according to a different calculus. Second was a media that brought the war--and those protesting it--into living rooms across the land.

    As Schwab demonstrates, Vietnam brought together two leadership groups, each with very different operational and strategic perspectives on the Indochina region. Senior military officers favored conceptualizing the war as a conventional military conflict that required conventional means to victory. Political leaders and critics of the war understood it as an essentially political conflict, with associated political risks and costs. As the war progressed, Schwab argues, the divergence in perspectives, ideologies, and political interests created a large, and ultimately unbridgeable divide between military and civilian leaders. In the end, this clash of cultures defined the Vietnam War and its legacy for the armed forces and for American society as a whole.

  • The Common Worship Lectionary 2019

    The SPCK Lectionary provides a completely redesigned and clearly laid-out presentation of the Common Worship calendar and lectionary, with BCP readings on the same page. Sundays and major festivals are covered, as well as weekday

  • Gravity Fails: The Comic Jewish Shaping of Modern America

    The comedic work of the children of modern Jewish immigrants overturned the prevailing languages and imageries with which an Anglocentric United States had traditionally represented and expanded itself. In ^IGravity Fails: The Comic Jewish Shaping of Modern America^R, James D. Bloom approaches these developments by first surveying this transformation as it affected literature, entertainment, commerce, and politics, and then offers sharply focused chapters that look at changes in sexual candor, reactions to the Holocaust, and critiques of race.

    Indeed, the personae discussed here pioneered unprecedented candor toward and scrutiny about sex and violence, and no other book delves as deeply or as widely among art forms, media, and levels of cultural hierarchy. Including considerations of the work of such diverse artists as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Gilda Radner, Philip Roth, Jerry Seinfeld, and Stephen Sondheim, Gravity Fails provides a unique, penetrating, and hilarious look at a major force in the progress of American culture.

  • Pétrarque, Sa Vie Et Son Oeuvre: Traduit Avec l'Autorisation de l'Auteur (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Petrarque, Sa Vie Et Son Oeuvre: Traduit Avec l'Autorisation de l'Auteur

    Nous sommes devenus sages, parce qu nous avons beaucoup souffert. Eh bien! Pen dant la duree de nos malheurs, savez - vous quel] etait en Italie la meilleure et, apres Dieu, 1 seule consolation de tous ceux qui souffrai de tous ceux qui pensaient, de tous ceux esperaient? L'italie a vecu, pense.

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  • Becoming JFK: A Profile in Communication

    John F. Kennedy began his political communication in the neighborhoods of the Eleventh Congressional District of Massachusetts, using informal more than formal speaking as he learned to speak and began his career as a political leader. For 18 years he practiced the art of communication that is so intrinsic to the art of politics--speeches, small group deliberation, stump speaking in campaigns, radio and television press conferences, debates, and interviews.

    Silvestri describes the political and social contexts that shaped Kennedy's earliest efforts as a communicator and politician until his death in 1963. His first campaign became the blueprint for his future political contests; his warnings as Congressman and Senator about Vietnam and Algeria proved prophetic. Kennedy's greatest communication tests involved his persuasion of the public that a Roman Catholic had the right to run for President, his memorable Inaugural Address to a world deadlocked in nuclear stockpiling, his deliberation in the Cuban Missile crisis, his eloquent reasoning for peaceful measures and conciliatory attitudes through his address at American University, his advocacy of civil rights, and his televised presidency--historical firsts for a charismatic American leader of the nuclear half of the 20th century. Scholars, students, and other researchers as well as lay readers will find this study of JKF, political communication, and recent American history fascinating and instructive.

  • Modernization, Globalization, and Confucianism in Chinese Societies

    Confucianism has influenced Chinese societies for more than 2,000 years, and such influence is likely to continue in the future. However, during the preceding centuries, the nature of what was understood to be Confucianism has changed, and this process will also continue. Today, the scholarly tradition is adapting both to the modernization of Chinese societies--mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan--and to the emergence of global society.

    Tamney and Chiang focus on current social changes, their implications for the Chinese scholarly tradition, and the responses of Confucianists to these changes. Special topics include the response of Confucian scholars to the democracy movement, how politicians are using Confucian beliefs and values, the role of the scholarly tradition in contemporary Chinese popular culture, the challenges to Confucianism resulting from the changing role of women, and how competition with world religions is affecting the scholarly tradition. Throughout the book two themes are explored: the division of Confucianism into traditionalist and modernist forms and the nature of ideological convergence in the contemporary world. Scholars, students, and researchers interested in the ways Confucianism is becoming more similar to Western beliefs and values and in the ways Confucianism is likely to remain distinctive will find the volume invaluable.

  • Recherches Et Considérations Sur Les Finances de France, Depuis 1595 Jusqu'en 1721, Vol. 6 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recherches Et Considerations sur les Finances de France, Depuis 1595 Jusqu'en 1721, Vol. 6

    Le 30 Janvier parut une Declara tion du Roi pour la redu&ion des pen fions, pour etablir un ordre dans leur payement independant folt de l'arbitraire foit de l'importunite. C'efl ce qu'explique le preambule avec cette nobleffe ordinaire d'expreffion cette fageffe de vues qui en rendent la lec ture aufli agreable qu'infiru&iv.

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  • La Magie Et La Sorcellerie En France, Vol. 2: Poursuite Et Chatiment de la Magie Jusqu'a La Réforme Protestante, Le Proces Des Templiers, Mission Et Proces de Jeanne d'Arc (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Magie Et la Sorcellerie en France, Vol. 2: Poursuite Et Chatiment de la Magie Jusqu'a la Reforme Protestante, le Proces des Templiers, Mission Et Proces de Jeanne d'Arc

    L'experience amontre qu'il ne fallait pas atta cher beaucoup d'importance a certains signes exterieurs trop vantes. Peuples brachycephales.

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  • Le Droit Public de l'Empire Allemand, Vol. 2: Autorités Et Fonctionnaires de l'Empire; La Législation de l'Empire; Les Traités Internationaux; ... Dans l'Empire; Les Protectorats Allemands

    Excerpt from Le Droit Public de l'Empire Allemand, Vol. 2: Autorites Et Fonctionnaires de l'Empire; La Legislation de l'Empire; Les Traites Internationaux; L'Administration; La Situation de l'Alsace-Lorraine dans l'Empire; Les Protectorats Allemands

    Le cercle des affaires publiques dont le soin in combe a l'empire n'a cesse de s'elargir depuis la fon dation de la Confederation de l'allemagne du Nord; c'est pourquoi le nombre des fonctionnaires de 1'em pire s'est accru eu-cours des annees.

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  • Dictionnaire Pour l'Intelligence Des Auteurs Classiques, Grecs Et Latins, Tant Sacrés Que Profanes, Vol. 26: Contenant La Géographie, l'Histoire, La Fable, Et Les Antiquités (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire pour l'Intelligence des Auteurs Classiques, Grecs Et Latins, Tant Sacres Que Profanes, Vol. 26: Contenant la Geographie, l'Histoire, la Fable, Et les Antiquites

    Luca N [acruvs Aci lim Lucanus celebre Orateur, eut une fille nommee Acilia, qui fut mere du pacte Lu cain.

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  • Silver Threads: 25 Years of Parapsychology Research

    Silver Threads shows consciousness studies in the context of scholarly investigation and liberal thinking. It was written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Parapsychology Research Group. However, the subject matter is not confined to parapsychology; the volume is, more generally, a collection of essays on and experiments in consciousness. It includes theoretical material on the philosophy of science and experimental reports. Many of the contributors are recognized as outstanding original researchers in the field of parapsychology, such as Targ, Honorton, Tart, Harman, Krippner, and Grof.

    The contributors conclude that: (1) psychic phenomena are genuine and can be subject to scientific investigation; (2) science is changing to adapt to new categories of phenomena, including those which are considered paranormal; and (3) paranormal function is an innate human ability that everyone possesses and uses.

  • Anatomie Des Centres Nerveux, Vol. 2: Fascicule 1; Anatomie Du Cerveau (Suite), Anatomie Du Rhombencéphale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Anatomie des Centres Nerveux, Vol. 2: Fascicule 1; Anatomie du Cerveau (Suite), Anatomie du Rhombencephale

    Par son trajet, le systeme des fibres de projection du manteau cerebral appartient donc aux differents segments du nevraxe qu'il traverse cer veaux anterieur, intermediaire, moyen, rhombencephale, moelle epiniere.

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  • Through the Year With Michael Ramsey: Devotional Readings for Every Day

    A thought for each day of the year by the hundredth Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians

    The two series of books by N. T. Wright, Christian Origins and the Question of God and The New Testament for Everyone, constitute a mixture of academic and popular writing that has proved hugely influential among Christian students and general readers of all denominations. This introduction to the New Testament draws on and supplements key parts of those books to create a lively, student-friendly textbook for use in seminaries and universities throughout the world.

    The inclusion of full-colour maps, diagrams, charts and photos, along with special features on key issues of interpretation and major theological topics, will ensure that this introduction fully meets the needs of a new generation of Bible students. It will also prove invaluable to church leaders, homegroups and others who want to better understand the foundation documents of the faith and how we can best interpret and apply them to today.

  • John Henry Newman: A Very Brief History

    In another world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. From An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1903)

    Saint John Henry Newman was one of the most controversial and influential thinkers of his day, and his many writings have remained highly influential since his death in August 1890. He is also widely regarded as one of the finest prose stylists of modern times, as well as a popular poet and hymn-writer.

    Published to coincide with Newman s canonization by Pope Francis in October 2019, this engaging and judicious introduction to Newman life and legacy will be welcomed by newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

  • Peru: The Evolution of a Crisis

    This volume gives specialists and students alike a comprehensive political history of Peru that includes the first full-length treatment of the 1980s, a decade in which early optimism sparked by the return of democratic rule gave way to widespread pessimism amidst a full-blown social, economic, and political crisis. Discussed are Peru's return to democracy in the 1980s and the multiple challenges that process has faced. The study traces the growth of the Sendero Luminoso insurgency; the economic collapse that brought Peru hyperinflation coupled with its deepest depression of the twentieth century; and the evolution of the electoral political system that brought Alberto Fujimori, a political novice, to the presidency in 1990.

    Many of the key causes of Peru's contemporary crisis--foreign debt, fiscal irresponsibility, desgobierno (erratic, inappropriate, or incompetent behavior on the part of the government), and the centralization of governmental authority--have been recurrent themes in Peruvian history since at least the early republican period. The profound social divisions within Peru's population, which constitute the principal cause of la crisis, have persisted even longer. A number of these divisions have broken down, however; in this development, the author sees cause for optimism in the midst of crisis. Latin American specialists, Peru watchers, advanced students in comparative politics, journalists, and anyone interested in the far-reaching changes occurring in Latin America will find this book useful and compelling.

  • Traité de Droit Constitutionnel, Vol. 2 of 4: La Théorie Générale de l'État (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite de Droit Constitutionnel, Vol. 2 of 4: La Theorie Generale de l'Etat

    On a br1evement montre au tome chapitre VI, 57, que les trois formes principales qu ont du revetir au cours des temps les societes humaines parvenues a un certain degre de civilisation sont la famille, la cite et la nation. La nation moderne, forme generale des collectivites politiques, est en soi une agglomeration de cites, comme la cite aete une agglomeration de familles. Mais cette conception de la nation moderne est, il faut le dire, plus schematique que reelle. Dans le fait les nations modernes sont des formations sociales dune infinie complexite et composees d'elements dont on doit mettre en relief les principaux. Elles sont sorties du monde antique par l'intermediaire du regime feodal qui pendant plusieurs 'sieclcs a regne dans toute l'eu rope et a en sur nos idees et nos institutions modernes une influence profonde, toujours persistante, souvent inapercue. Les elements du monde feodal, amalgames et organises sous l'empire de causes diverses, que je n'ai pas a etudier, ont donne naissance, ou plus tot ou plus tard, suivant les pays, a la nation moderne.

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  • Tools for Reflective Ministry Reissue

    In reflective practice we are asked to consider our own experiences and ask 'what went well?', 'what went badly' and 'how might I do better next time?' Tools for Reflective Ministry contains practical exercises and ideas on how to do this theologically and spiritually, putting Christianity at the core of the discipline. Topics covered include: using metaphor in reflection; spiritual practices for reflection; reframing the past, imagining the future, understanding the present; using culture in reflection; reflecting without words; reflecting with nature; reflecting together.

  • Healing Power of Prayer, The

    A biblically-grounded and simple approach to experiencing the transforming love of God in our lives. It covers forgiveness prayer; healing of memories prayer; and even fantasy prayer. There is also guidance on how to pray for healing for our families, our nation and our world.

  • Noms de Famille Normands Étudiés dans Leurs Rapports Avec la Vieille Langue Et Spécialement Avec le Dialecte Normand Ancien Et Moderne (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Noms de Famille Normands Etudies dans Leurs Rapports Avec la Vieille Langue Et Specialement Avec le Dialecte Normand Ancien Et Moderne

    Pendant plusieurs siecles, il fut generalement d'usage chez les peuples chretiens, de ne porter d'autre nom que celui donne au moment du bapteme.

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  • Limits of Persuasion: Germany and the Yugoslav Crisis, 1991-1992

    This book provides both a unique, first-hand account of German and European diplomacy in the early stages of the Yugoslav crisis and a detailed analysis of the major issues. By correcting the many misperceptions and misjudgments about that period, the book will put the debate on Western involvement in the former Yugoslavia on a new and more solid basis.

    This book presents both a detailed historical account of German diplomacy in the first year of the Yugoslav crisis and a thorough analysis of the issues that Germany and the international community faced at the time. Written by the German diplomat responsible for the conduct of German policy on the working level, the book is a compelling, first-hand view of the motives, perceptions, and actions of the German government.

    Part I is a chronological treatment of the responses of the European Community and of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe to developments on the ground--in particular, the military conflict in Croatia and the German role in shaping these responses. Part II provides a systematic treatment of the causes of the conflict and the major issues raised by the Yugoslav crisis, such as questions concerning self-determination, frontiers, the role of history, and the recognition of successor states. Taken together, the two parts provide a comprehensive analysis of the origins of international involvement in the Bosnian war. This book will interest scholars, researchers, and policymakers involved with the Bosnian conflict and contemporary German and international relations.

  • Insecta, 1917, Vol. 7: Revue Illustrée d'Entomologie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Insecta, 1917, Vol. 7: Revue Illustree d'Entomologie

    Les abonnes ont droit dans chaque numero a six lignes d'insertion gratuites pour leurs echanges et ils peuvent avoir recours a un Comite d'etudes de 30 membres qui se chargent gratuitement des determi nations.

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  • Dictionnaire de Pomologie, Vol. 5: Contenant l'Histoire, La Description, La Figure Des Fruits Anciens Et Des Fruits Modernes Les Plus Généralement ... À Noyau, Première Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Pomologie, Vol. 5: Contenant l'Histoire, la Description, la Figure des Fruits Anciens Et des Fruits Modernes les Plus Generalement Connus Et Cultives; Fruits a Noyau, Premiere Partie

    Mon histoire de l'abricotier ne saurait avoir les developpements de mes precedentes etudes sur les genres Poirier et Pommier. Pour ces derniers, remontant aux ages bibliques et cultives chez nous de toute antiquite, les documents surabondaient; aussi fus - je oblige d'en eliminer beaucoup. Pareil sacrifice ne sera pas necessaire ici, les notes que j'ai pu recueillir etant loin d'offrir, comme je l'eusse desire, un ensemble suffisamment complet.

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  • Dictionnaire de Musique Moderne, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Musique Moderne, Vol. 2

    Leve adj. Pris subst. C'est le temps de la mesure ou on leve la main ou le pied; c'est un temps qui fait et precede le frappe; c'est par consequent toujours un temps faible. Les temps leves sont, a deuk temps le second; a trois le troisieme; a quatre, le second et le quatrieme.

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  • Les Systèmes de Philosophie: Ou Les Philosophies Affirmatives (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Systemes de Philosophie: Ou les Philosophies Affirmatives

    La methode de la philosophie doit etre celle de toutes les sciences, methode qui prescrit trois actes de la pensee observer, supposer, verifier? Admettre pour la philosophie une autre methode que celle a laquelle toutes les sciences experimentales doivent leurs progres est une erreur grave qui n'est pas encore dissipee dans un grand nombre d'esprit.

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  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes - Cultural Studies in the Gospels

    Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads us on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus in the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women and especially Jesus' parables. Throughout the author employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead us into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus, lifting away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting.

  • Les Grandes Compagnies de Commerce: Étude Pour Servir a l'Histoire de la Colonisation (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Grandes Compagnies de Commerce: Etude pour Servir A l'Histoire de la Colonisation

    Les ouvrages de jurisprudence distinguaient, au siecle dernier, deux sortes de compagnies de commerce. Les unes, disaient-ils, sont formees par l'association de plu sieurs personnes qui se reunissent pour entreprendre une espece de commerce ce sont les Societes de commerce.

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  • From Silence to Sanctuary: A Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Responding to Abuse

    Many churches now have child protection policies, and yet, despite growing awareness, there is still a great need for greater understanding of abuse of all kinds. An essential read for all those who have experienced abuse themselves, pastors and youth workers, this guide explains the effect of all kinds of abuse on the victim, abusers and the wider community. It goes on to give guidelines for good leadership and pastoral care to prevent abuse and to support survivors. Separate chapters deal with working with offenders.

  • Heritage of Care: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the nation's first animal welfare organization. The society had its origins in the fervor for social reform that characterized the era following the Civil War. Its founder, Henry Bergh, organized the ASPCA because of his abhorrence of injustice -- personally, he was never especially interested in animals. The society's agents--known in the early years as Bergh's men--were empowered to enforce the law throughout the state. Bergh used the media to advance his cause, and many of the issues that he confronted were covered in the press. Heritage of Care brings these early efforts to life again.

    After Bergh's death, the ASPCA's original mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals drew committed men and women to continue the work. From 1894 to 1994, the ASPCA handled animal control for New York City, changing the image of dog pounds to animal shelters by introducing the concept of a professional staff. And just as Bergh preached kindness to children in the orphanages of old New York, his successors instilled caring attitudes through the new medium of television, and later through the Internet. Heritage of Care brings the society's work up-to-date. It is an insider's look at Bergh's men and Bergh's women of the twenty-first century.

  • Knowing Jesus

    A new edition of an analysis of the influence of Jesus in the world today, written by the author of LIVING IN THE END TIMES and THE JOY OF BEING WRONG. It is suitable for use in group work and contains questions at the end of each chapter for individual study or group discussion.

  • A Science of God?

    In A Science of God? Austin Farrer insists upon the concrete, positive, affirmative elements in the Christian faith. Here, he counters the argument that scientific discoveries - for example, those associated with the theory of evolution - make belief in God impossible. A Science of God? showcases Farrer's well-deserved reputation for combining considerable scholarship with intellectual integrity. There have been few better advocates for universal, deep-rooted, mature Christianity.

  • Literary Modernism and Photography

    The developments in narrative experimentation that marked the modernist period in Europe and the United States provide an interesting crossroads with the development of visual representation during the same time. In this collection of fourteen original essays, scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the ways in which the photograph became a vital emblem of the transformative processes of modernism, offering a new aesthetic and psychological model for the new zeitgeist. The interdisciplinary methodology of Literary Modernism and Photography melds literary, cultural, and photographic theories to offer a challenging literary framework for this period.

    The essays address the problems surrounding the photograph's ostensible factuality-its presumed ability to represent the real world-and suggest the difficulties inherent in aestheticizing the real into fictive forms, while also examining how the photograph shaped and reflected the new, modern artistic self-consciousness of figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Vanessa Bell, and Willa Cather. If literary modernism heralded a re-visioning of the world, then the photograph was the concrete rendering of this new vision.

  • Anxious Christians - Psychological Problems and Christian Faith

    Anxious Christians aims to be of value to anyone who suffers from the many forms of anxiety, depression, phobias, stress or just plain worry. Embracing a professional psychological approach to these conditions, it nevertheless upholds the concept of sin. Yet unlike some Christian counselling advocates, it does not limit the cause of these distressing symptoms to the individual's 'strength' or 'weakness' in faith and prayer.

  • Warriors' Words: A Consideration of Language and Leadership

    Public discourse receives the concerted attention of linguists, political analysts, and others involved with language as a persuasive tool of communication. Yet sometimes overlooked is the fact that the impact of much modern political communication comes from aesthetic attributes. Effectiveness of delivery, poetry of expression, and emotional investment of the rhetorician give the audience a gauge for determining the speaker's sincerity.

    Warriors' Words examines leadership in the present century by scrutinizing the oral and written communications of 15 remarkable individuals at critical periods of their lives. Drawing on the words of Mohandas Gandhi, Clarence Darrow, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Joseph McCarthy, Adlai Stevenson, and Martin Luther King, among others, the author shows how language can dramatically transform listeners into agents of change. Moreover, the author analyzes how exemplary rhetoric can promote the development of motivation, the refinement of thought, and the binding together of peoples into positive forces for action. This study of the use and impact of words by significant social figures will be of interest to all students of rhetoric, politics, and history.

  • Histoire Naturelle Des Coléoptères de France, Vol. 15: Angusticolles, Diversipalpes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire Naturelle des Coleopteres de France, Vol. 15: Angusticolles, Diversipalpes

    Les plus glorieux, nous fournirait bien des titres pour rappeler ici tous lesservices qu'elle vous doit; mais l'amitie dont vous nous honorez, a des dettes particulieres et plus pressantes a acquitter, et elle seule veut avoir le plaisir de vous offrir ces pages vous voudrez bien sans doute les accueillir comme un.

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  • How to Trace Your Family History on the Internet

    Have you ever wondered what surprises there are in your family tree? It's never been easier to become a detective and find out - thanks to technology.The internet is one of the most essential tools in the family historian's kit, but without the right know-how, it can be a bewildering experience. "How to Trace Your Family History on the Internet" guides you through the maze of online sources, directing you to the facts, figures, dates and stories relevant to your search. No matter how much - or how little - you already know about your ancestors, this practical, easy-to-use book will make finding out fascinating, fun and easy.

  • The Wages of Sin: America's Dilemma of Profit Against Humanity

    This is an incisive book about what has gone wrong with the social fabric of American society. Jon Huer postulates two models of society: one that pursues profit and self-interest, and the other that cherishes community values. Huer holds that these two types of ethics cannot coexist in a truly just society. One prominent result of the current dominance of the profit-driven model of behavior is that American society increasingly substitutes reality with illusion, happiness with pleasure, strength with brute force--highlighted by the now-obsessive demands for entertainment and overconsumption, and frequent calls for warlike ventures.

    The Wages of Sin is a major work of American cultural analysis that gives historical insights and suggests remedies to the current societal malaise. Calling attention to the United States' original purpose and resolve, the author challenges the generally accepted views in the United States. He is critical of American society--but expresses his view hopefully, regretfully, and sympathetically. Huer passionately uncovers the underpinnings of the unhappiness and dissatisfaction rampant in America--while at the same time providing historical and sociological insights and facts. This book will be of great interest to the educated or general reader, scholars, and students in sociology, American studies, political science, philosophy, psychology, and even literary criticism.

  • The Environmental Contexts of AIDS

    AIDS, like Pandora's box, has unleashed and focused issues upon our twentieth century society that have caused apprehension and anticipation. This text presents realistic approaches to the prevention of HIV infection by looking at health and behavior from an environmental perspective. The text demonstrates that health cannot be separated from the total environment if we are to be effective in planning for health and HIV prevention. The view of AIDS as simply a bio-medical problem is challenged, and individual responsibility for health is enlarged. Those making decisions about HIV prevention need to respond to and attempt to understand complex social and cultural issues like sexuality, drug use, and alternative lifestyles to be effective.

    The Environmental Contexts of AIDS begins with the history of AIDS, focusing on North America. Behavior change is viewed as essential, so precepts of health promotion and health belief models used to predict motivation and risk behavior are discussed. Particular environments are examined with chapters on the general public, homosexuals/bisexuals, drug users, adolescents/street youths, and women/minorities/special needs groups. Finally, the implications of an environmental perspective are reviewed. This book is essential reading for AIDS researchers, public health administrators and policymakers, health care practitioners, and sociologists.

  • Traité d'Analyse, Vol. 5: Calcul Intégral, Equations Différentielles Ordinaires (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite d'Analyse, Vol. 5: Calcul Integral, Equations Differentielles Ordinaires

    Nous demontrerons que les equations differentielles ordi maires et aux derivees partielles admettent ordinairement des solutions, et meme en general des solutions en nombre infini. Au contraire, les equations aux differentielles totales n'en admettent que si elles satisfont a certaines conditions.

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  • Le Livre Des Morts Des Anciens Égyptiens: Traduction Complète d'Après Le Papyrus de Turin Et Les Manuscrits Du Louvre; Accompagnée de Notes Et Suivie d'Un Index Analytique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Livre des Morts des Anciens Egyptiens: Traduction Complete d'Apres le Papyrus de Turin Et les Manuscrits du Louvre; Accompagnee de Notes Et Suivie d'un Index Analytique

    I? L mcorrection des manuscrits an ciens ou modernes, beaux ou laids d'ecri ture, luxueux ou, grossiers, tous sont egalement incorrects. Les scribes ne com prenaient souvent pas ce qu'ils copiaient et des volumens destines d l'ombre eter nelle des hypogees, sans crainte d'un controle ulterieur, ne pouvaient pas etre traites avec un grand soin de detail; ceux qui se vendaient le plus cher etaient ceux qui frappaient l'oeil par une plus grande richesse de vignettes, mais leur texte n'en etait pas plus pur. Je sais par experience le peu de lumiere qu'il y a a tirer de la collation des papyrus on n'y recueille guere que des erreurs, en va riante d'autres erreurs.

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  • Exploring the New Testament: The Gospels and Acts

    The first in a series of six textbooks written by authors who have extensive experience of teaching students in the first two years of university level study. It enables students to engage with the Gospels and Acts for themselves, and not just to be passive learners, and offers activities and challenges at introductory and intermediate levels, and the key background information needed to enable them to work at the required level. This new edition includes updated bibliographies throughout, numerous corrections, and new material on oral history, the non-canonical Gospels, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Hygiène Et Thérapeutique Thermales (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Hygiene Et Therapeutique Thermales

    Ce serait une conception bien etroite et bien incomplete de ne voir dans une cure thermale que l'action de l'eau minerale elle-meme le climat, l'altitude, les vents regnants, l'exposition de la localite, l'abandon momentane des aflaires, des preoccupations quotidiennes, des plaisirs ordi naires, du regime la vie au grand air, sans parler des agents annexes du traitement proprement dit, tels sont les princi paux elements adjuvants dont on sait de plus en plus apprecier l'action puissante, profonde et durable.

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  • Morceaux Choisis Des Auteurs Français Du Moyen Age: Avec Une Introduction Grammaticale, Des Notes Littéraires Et Un Glossaire Du Vieux Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Morceaux Choisis des Auteurs Francais du Moyen Age: Avec une Introduction Grammaticale, des Notes Litteraires Et un Glossaire du Vieux Francais

    Depuis que l'etude du vieux francais a ete introduite dans les programmes de l'enseignement secondaire, il a paru plusieurs recueils de Morceauoe choisis du moyen age On les doit 31 MM. Merlet, Aubertin, Constans dont je tenais a mettre les noms en tete de cette preface; car j'ai profite de l'experience qu'ils ont acquise a leurs suc cesseurs.

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  • Missions Archéologiques Françaises En Orient Aux Xviie Et Xviiie Siècles, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Missions Archeologiques Francaises en Orient aux Xviie Et Xviiie Siecles, Vol. 2

    Juif portugais, premier medecin du grand-vizir; of. Plus haut, p. 38h, note 1. Archives des Affaires etrangeres, Consulats Constantinople.

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  • Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age

    This volume brings together some of the leading scholars of Vatican history to examine papal diplomacy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Essays consider the role of the Vatican in the major events of the modern era (the unification of Italy, World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, the war in Vietnam, the Nicaraguan revolution). Other essays examine the way in which the Papacy conducts its relations with secular states, specifically addressing its relationship with Ireland, Canada, the United States, and Yugoslavia. And three essays consider the place of the Vatican in the politics of the contemporary Middle East. This important work provides a sense of the complex nature of the Papacy's involvement in the political and diplomatic issues of the modern world.

  • Transportation Infostructures: The Development of Intelligent Transportation Systems

    This volume, the first to result from the Diebold Institute Information-Based Infrastructure Project, explores the links between business and government in the development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology. The work focuses on road and vehicular infrastructures, comparing those of the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and the roles that ITS can play in solving major current and anticipated future transportational problems. Special attention is given to environmental and economic concerns.

    The world's infrastructure requires refurbishing, but it especially requires rethinking. The computer has transformed business enterprises and now information technology can change our environment. This book explores the benefits and how to achieve them through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The implementation of ITS will potentially lead to individual drivers, fleet operators, and public transit users saving vast amounts of journey time and fuel, to a significant reduction in pollution and to improved road safety. The Japanese are ahead of the U.S. and Europe in the area of intelligent transportation systems, using position location devices, and electronic maps.

    Most look at this development as one that helps speed passenger cars, but this book details the economics which point to the technology being equally good for speeding trucks and easing the movement of freight. Traffic avoidance is only part of the problem although route guidance is helpful. Financing of projects in ITS is an important area for innovation and ITS could be a source of revenue to municipalities rather than an expense.

  • Funding Extended Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terror

    One aspect of war is often overlooked: how much do they cost and how are they funded. Funding Extended Conflicts develops a baseline on Federal spending for the two extended conflicts of the Cold War era, Korea and Vietnam, and compares them with the global war on terror, including current outlays for Iraq and Afghanistan. It also provides wartime cases that offer recommendations on how to pay for future wars and focuses on the length of the tails of such spending, which are often omitted in the final analyses and distort funding estimates. Background chapters examine financing and budget issues as well as problems associated with defining the real cost of Korea, Vietnam, and the so-called long war against terrorism and are complemented by an assessment of the open-ended commitment to support homeland defense and conduct ongoing military operations in Southwest Asia.

    One aspect of war is often overlooked: how much do they cost and how are they funded. Funding Extended Conflicts develops a baseline on Federal spending for the two extended conflicts of the Cold War era, Korea and Vietnam, and compares them with the global war on terror, including current outlays for Iraq and Afghanistan. It also provides wartime cases that offer recommendations on how to pay for future wars and focuses on the length of the tails of such spending, which are often omitted in the final analyses and distort funding estimates. Background chapters examine financing and budget issues as well as problems associated with defining the real cost of Korea, Vietnam, and the so-called long war against terrorism and are complemented by an assessment of the open-ended commitment to support homeland defense and conduct ongoing military operations in Southwest Asia.

  • The Life and Behavior of Living Organisms: A General Theory

    Jaques presents a totally new general theoretical foundation for understanding the individual and social behavior of all living organisms. In contrast to existing theories of behavior which are static, Jaques has succeeded in breaking through to a truly dynamic orientation. This breakthrough, resulted from his fundamental research into work organizations that led to the realization that the difference between inanimate processes and all living behavior, is that all living behavior is composed of intentional goal-directed work.

    This continuous work entails the use of judgment in choosing goals and in making the decisions necessary to get to these goals. This work process is the same in all living organisms, including humans. It is an ineffable process of the total organism, inaccessible to direct observation and experience. Intentionality is the dynamic of behavior. This discovery has led over the past 50 years to extensive discoveries--objective measures of work complexity, and of the level of complexity (capability) of individuals in all species; how human language differs from communication in other species; the need to distinguish between horizontal evolutionary mutations within a given level of capability, and vertical evolution to species with higher levels of complexity; the nature of freedom within mutual-trust inducing constraints. Set forth to radically change the nature of all behavioral and social sciences in the new millenium, Jaques' analysis is essential reading for all scholars, students, and researchers as well as the general public involved with the behavior of living organisms.

  • Oeuvres de Henri Poincaré, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de Henri Poincare, Vol. 1

    La maison d'edition gauthier-villars, dont l'habilete est universelle ment connue, continue d'apporter son aide appreciee a la publication.

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