Myth and Romance

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714832647

Category: Art

Page: 145

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Produced in a pocket-sized, jacketed paperback format, Phaidon's Miniature Editions make ideal gifts and desirable possessions. Each book features a wealth of finely reproduced colour images. This synopsis of the paintings of J W Waterhouse reveals, with eloquence, the unfolding dimensions of his instantly recognizable imagery. His depictions of women in Romantic settings in part subtly reflect the troubled relations between the sexes in Victorian England.

The Civil War Paintings of Mort Künstler ; [foreword by William C. Davis].: Fort Sumter to Antietam

Author: Mort Kunstler

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825565

Category: Art

Page: 239

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For nearly thirty years, Mort Kunstler has focused his considerable artistic talent on interpreting the Civil War. In crafting his work to reflect poignant moments or critical circumstances of the conflict, he has turned to leading historians and scholars for informative details that he has then translated on canvas to create an indelible image of this defining ordeal in America's history. More than 160 of these images?supplemented by preliminary sketches, early studies, and photographs of works in progress?are the basis for this book. Kunstler has also explored the human side of this national struggle. Thus he has produced thoughtful studies of leaders at decisive moments, instances of daily camp life for the soldiers, and those early romantic notions that it would be a bloodless war, predicated on the belief that a show of inner strength would prevail. In the past twenty years, Kunstler's portfolio has been published in twelve books, including companion pieces for the epic films ?Ge

The Fragile Wisdom

Author: Grazyna Jasienska

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070976

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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Women’s physiology evolved to aid reproduction, not to reduce disease. Any trait—however detrimental to post-reproductive health—is preserved in the next generation if it increases the chances of having offspring who will survive and reproduce. For this reason, the author argues, many common diseases are especially difficult for women to prevent.

Ghost Hunting in Montana

A Search for Roots in the Old West

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781585747207

Category: History

Page: 352

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An unforgettable tour through Montana's past and present.

Ukraine (Other Places Travel Guide)

Author: Ashley Hardaway

Publisher: Other Places Publishing

ISBN: 1935850040

Category: Travel

Page: 250

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Palaces that emerge from the mountains, beaches with names like "New World," ski resort towns straight out of a Bond film, and clubs where passwords must be whispered to enter - it must be Ukraine. A secret favorite of backpackers for years, Ukraine is finally getting recognized by the outside world for what it is: a can't miss travel destination. This unique travel guide provides insight into Ukraine's vast history in a - dare we say - fun way. Travelers will be eased into this Eastern European country's cultural norms and introduced to its taboos in order to avoid embarrassing cross-cultural no-no's. With transliterations of all entries, first-hand reviews and recommendations, and a focus on the country's must-see places and off-the-beaten-path gems, this guidebook will act like your international chaperone; making falling in love with Ukraine that much easier. The author, Ashley Hardaway, has lived and worked in Ukraine for over two years; getting to know the culture overtime through the slow-burn of a budding relationship. This isn't merely a one-off observation - this is true love.

Reproductive Politics

What Everyone Needs to Know®

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019993004X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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The term "reproductive politics" was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions about reproductive rights are just as complex--and controversial--as they were then. Focusing mainly on the United States, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® explores the legal, political, religious, social, ethical, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger considers a range of topics from abortion and contraception to health care reform and assisted reproductive technologies. Solinger tackles some of the most contentious questions up for debate today, including the definition of "fetal personhood," and the roles poverty and welfare policy play in shaping reproductive rights. The answers she provides are informative, balanced, and sometimes quite surprising. Offering a wide range of information in an accessible and engaging manner, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to follow the debates in this important and continually evolving field. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States

Author: Domenic Vitiello,Thomas J. Sugrue

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249127

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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After decades of urban crisis, American cities and suburbs have revived, thanks largely to immigration. This is the first book to explore the phenomenon, from big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, to newer destinations such as Nashville and suburban Boston and New Jersey.

Cro-Magnon

How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191673

Category: History

Page: 320

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Cro-Magnons were the first fully modern Europeans-not only the creators of the stunning cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere, but the most adaptable and technologically inventive people that had yet lived on earth. The prolonged encounter between the Cro-Magnons and the archaic Neanderthals and between 45,000 and 30,000 years ago was one of the defining moments of history. The Neanderthals survived for some 15,000 years in the face of the newcomers, but were finally pushed aside by the Cro-Magnons' vastly superior intellectual abilities and cutting-edge technologies, which allowed them to thrive in the intensely challenging climate of the Ice Age. What do we know about this remarkable takeover? Who were the first modern Europeans and what were they like? How did they manage to thrive in such an extreme environment? And what legacy did they leave behind them after the cold millennia? The age of the Cro-Magnons lasted some 30,000 years-longer than all of recorded history. Cro-Magnon is the story of a little known, yet seminal, chapter of human experience.

Equine Biomechanics for Riders

The Key to Balanced Riding

Author: Karin Blignault,Maggie Raynor

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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By understanding how the horse's biomechanics works and how to influence it, most of the misunderstanding between horse and rider is avoidable, and the vast majority of schooling problems solvable. Although in its infancy, equine sport science teaches us how a horse's body and mind functions. Through an understanding of this natural science, together with literature left to us by the classical masters, training horses, without the dependence on gadgets, becomes extremely easy and logical. The knowledge of equine biomechanics turns horse training and riding teaching into a completely logical process.In this work, Karin Blignault investigates the horse's natural methods of performing movements and compares this with the movements he performs in dressage and jumping. Examining each individual gait and movement - including lateral work, piaffe, passage, flying changes - the author highlights the biomechanical difficulties the horse encounters in his effort to please the rider, gives suggestions to riders and trainers on how to overcome these difficulties, and further gives judges pointers on how to recognize these problems.

The Great Warming

Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596917804

Category: History

Page: 304

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From the 10th to 15th centuries the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature that changed climate worldwide-a preview of today's global warming. In some areas, including much of Western Europe, longer summers brought bountiful crops and population growth that led to cultural flowering. In others, drought shook long-established societies, such as the Maya and the Indians of the American Southwest, whose monumental buildings were left deserted as elaborate social structures collapsed. Brian Fagan examines how subtle changes in the environment had far-reaching effects on human life, in a narrative that sweeps from the Arctic ice cap to the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. The lessons of history suggest we may be yet be underestimating the power of climate change to disrupt our lives today.

RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Practice Exams with Virtual Machines (Exams EX200 & EX300)

Author: Michael Jang

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071801596

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Don’t Let the Real Test Be Your First Test! RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Practice Exams with Virtual Machines (Exams EX200 & EX300) features 100+ hands-on labs, four complete practice exams, and three virtual machines. To help you understand the material, the labs and practice exams are accompanied by in-depth answer explanations. This practical guide covers all official objectives for Exams EX200 and EX300 and is the perfect companion to RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Sixth Edition. Covers all exam topics, including: Virtual Machines and Automated Installations • Fundamental Command Line Skills • RHCSA-Level Security Options • The Boot Process • Linux Filesystem Administration • Package Management • User Administration • RHCSA-Level System Administration Tasks • Security • System Services and SELinux • RHCE Administrative Tasks • Electronic Mail Servers • The Apache Web Server • The Samba File Server • More File-Sharing Services • Administrative Services: DNS, FTP, and Logging Includes three virtual machines preloaded with: Two RHCSA practice exams Two RHCE practice exams 100+ hands-on labs In order to take advantage of the virtual machines that accompany this book you will need a 64-bit system with hardware virtualization enabled as well as RHEL 6 or its equivalent.

American Spartan

The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

Author: Ann Scott Tyson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062115006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America’s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy. Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant’s vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story—one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.

The Interior Landscape

Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195635010

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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This classic anthology of translations has long been out of print. The poems come from one of the earliest surviving texts of Tamil poetry, the Kuruntokai, an anthology of love lyrics probably recorded during the first three centuries AD. Seventy-six of these classical poems have here beengiven a modern language and form. In an effort at fidelity to the effect of the images and their placement in the original, Ramanujan has given a visual shape to the poems by typographic devices. An essay on Tamil poetry explains its techniques and enriches the reader's pleasure in these quiet, controlled, yet dramatic poems.

The Follies of the King

(Plantagenet Saga)

Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140701143X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The eighth volume in Jean Plaidy's enormously popular Plantagenet series. Edward the Second's first act on coming to the throne is to recall Piers Gaveston from exile, and the new king's devotion to the shrewd and avaricious young man soon becomes a scandal. It is assumed that when Edward marries one of the most beautiful princesses in Europe his inclinations will change, but nothing can make him swerve from his attachment to Gaveston, who is clearly making the most of royal favour. The new Queen Isabella, accustomed to adulation, is bitterly humilated; and she is not a woman to forget or forgive. With the country in turmoil the king is making enemies throughout the land, and he fails to see that the most deadly of these is his queen.

Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625588933

Category: Religion

Page: 11

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Here is a small book with the Maxims of Brother Lawrence. The book is set up so that you can absorb these maxims with short, easy readings each day over the course of one month, allowing you ample time to reflect and meditate upon each maxim.

Surgical Care Made Incredibly Visual!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582559469

Category: Medical

Page: 201

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Building on and strengthening the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series® features, Surgical Care Made Incredibly Visual! offers an innovative visual approach to mastering perioperative nursing. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each task in surgical care, including perianesthesia management, infection control, wound care, and nursing interventions for specific surgical procedures. Colored text highlights crucial information, and lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Come Equipped displays photographs or illustrations of equipment. Op Sight presents photographs or illustrations of surgical procedures. Post-Op Pitfall describes common complications of selected surgical procedures. Memory Board features visual mnemonics. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.

The Rough Guide to Japan

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241326109

Category: Travel

Page: 880

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Explore Japan with the smartest and shrewdest guidebook on the market. Fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated travel guide brings you superb coverage of all the country's unmissable experiences, from staying in a cosy ryokan and soaking in an onsen bath to climbing snow-capped Mount Fuji and watching a titanic bout of sumo. Get up-to-the minute tips on contemporary Japan, from Kyoto's burgeoning street-food scene to Tokyo's up-and-coming hipster hubs, and read expert background on everything from anime to Zen. Packed with advice on all the best places to eat, sleep, drink and party - on every budget - this new edition of The Rough Guide to Japan covers Japan with our trademark mix of candour, insight and practical advice. Full colour maps and Japanese characters are given throughout to help navigate this bewildering and bewitching country. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Japan. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Digital Technical Theater Simplified

High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget

Author: Drew Campbell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621533743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical Theater Simplified explains digital technology in the fields of lighting, audio, video, and show control. All chapters contain do-it-yourself examples of how anyone can use these advanced technologies, as well as case studies of “How the Pros Do It.”

Hockey Strong

Stories of Sacrifice from Inside the NHL

Author: Todd Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501118374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This is the story of hockey, one scar at a time. For the casual enthusiast and hockey fanatic alike comes a brilliant collection of essays and photographs celebrating the grit and dedication of hockey players who regularly and willingly withstand injury and hardship to play the sport they love. Veteran hockey writer Todd Smith explores a side of the NHL that is rarely seen. Through in-depth player interviews and inside-the-locker-room reportage, Hockey Strong gives readers a behind-the-pads look at the playing in pain ethos that has been woven into the fabric of the game. What separates a hockey player’s toughness from other athletes’ is the fact that being hockey strong is more than a single performance or bout or game or series. Hockey strong is a way of life. Superstars, muckers, snipers, and enforcers alike: the arduous journey of an NHL player is a story of the human body. It is the cracking left fist of the Philadelphia Flyers’ Dave Brown and the battering ram right hand of the Detroit Red Wings’ Joe Kocur. It is the unbreakable hockey heart of Rob McClanahan during “The Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. It is the smashed face Kris Draper suffered during the bloody rivalry between the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings. Medical clearance to fight. Midgame root canals. Crushed orbital bones. Beer league determination. Legendary beat-downs. Collapsed lungs that go unreported. Unrelenting pain. Recovery and valor. Players refusing to go out because they owe it all to their brothers in uniform. Includes stories from: Shjon Podein, Dave Brown, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Joe Kocur, Darren McCarty, Chris Nilan, David Clarkson, Rob McClanahan, Herb Brooks, Jack Carlson, Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle, Rick Tocchet, the Playoffs, and more!

Ride with Me, Mariah Montana

Author: Ivan Doig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476745153

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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This greathearted novel is the finale of Ivan Doig's passionate and authentic trilogy about the McCaskill family and their alluring Two Medicine country along the hem of the northern Rockies. Jick McCaskill, the illustrious narrator of English Creek, returns as the witty and moving voice in this classic encounter with the American road and all the rewards and travails it can bring. Jick faces his family's—and his state's—legacy of loss and perseverance from the vantage point of Montana's centennial in 1989 when his daughter Mariah enlists him as Winnebago chauffeur to her and her ex-husband, the magnificently ornery and eloquent columnist Riley Wright, when their news-paper dispatches them to dig up stories of the "real Montana." Just as the centennial is a cause for reflection as well as jubilation, the exuberant travels of this trio bring on encounters with the past in "memory storms" that become occasions for reassessment and necessary accommodations of the heart.