Thinking About Art

A Thematic Guide to Art History

Author: Penny Huntsman,Association of Art Historians (Great Britain)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118904974

Category: Art

Page: 304

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"Thinking About Art "explores some of the most influential works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, "Thinking About Art "is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader. It is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website:

Just Toss the Ashes

Author: Marta Merajver-Kurlat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979076688

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 3280


After his mother, a successful lawyer, commits suicide, Lucas searches for answers and discovers the demons that plagued her life.

Phase Change in Mechanics

Author: Michel Frémond

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642246095

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

View: 2914


Predictive theories of phenomena involving phase change with applications in engineering are investigated in this volume, e.g. solid-liquid phase change, volume and surface damage, and phase change involving temperature discontinuities. Many other phase change phenomena such as solid-solid phase change in shape memory alloys and vapor-liquid phase change are also explored. Modeling is based on continuum thermo-mechanics. This involves a renewed principle of virtual power introducing the power of the microscopic motions responsible for phase change. This improvement yields a new equation of motion related to microscopic motions, beyond the classical equation of motion for macroscopic motions. The new theory sensibly improves the phase change modeling. For example, when warm rain falls on frozen soil, the dangerous black ice phenomenon can be comprehensively predicted. In addition, novel equations predict the evolution of clouds, which are themselves a mixture of air, liquid water and vapor.

We Are All Completely Fine

Author: Daryl Gregory

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961716

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 3148


A group of outcasts with questionable states of mental health—including Stan, who was partially eaten by cannibals, and Greta, who may be a mass-murdering arsonist—are sought by a psychotherapist to uncover internal and external monsters. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders

Author: Andreas A. Noll,Sabine Wilms

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131468319

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4786


Written by experts in Chinese medicine, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine therapies for fertility disorders. It opens by reviewing the basics of current Western reproductive medicine in terms of diagnosis, treatment options, and possible risks. The book then introduces the reader to traditional Chinese fertility treatments, providing information about how they complement Western reproductive medicine. The authors describe in detail the different treatment methods, ranging from qi gong and tui na to moxibustion and acupuncture to Chinese dietetics and medicinal therapy. The main section of the book provides in-depth discussion of specific fertility disorders and their management, including menstrual disorders, early menopause, sexual disorders, male infertility, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. It closes with a section on patient support, addressing issues such as the mind-body relationship and the impact of stress.Key features: Case studies with real-life examples of specific treatment approaches Information on both Chinese and Western therapiesPerspectives from numerous Chinese medicine specialistsExtensive quotations from classical texts in translation Historical, cultural, and social perspectives on the issue of fertility in Chinese culture, modern and ancient Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders is an invaluable resource for practitioners in complementary medicine, including acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists who wish to include fertility treatment in their practice, and a useful reference for all physicians who seek to expand their perspective on managing fertility issues.


A hilarious and heartwarming family drama, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick

Author: Daryl Gregory

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786482789

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5848


'As gripping as it is hilarious' Steven Rowley 'Funny and charming . . . magical' New York Times Book Review 'Hilarious' Guardian Teddy, Maureen, Frankie, Irene and Buddy were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind reading act. Until, that is, the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television. We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when grandson Matty, born long after the public fall from grace, discovers powers in himself and realises his dispirited, dysfunctional family members are actually amazing after all. Spoonbenders is the legacy and legend of the Telemachus family, across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses: each with a tarnished reputation, each tasked with finding redemption...

Need to Know

'You Won't Be Able to Put It Down!' Shari Lapena, Author of the COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Author: Karen Cleveland

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552174794


Page: 432

View: 3024


Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone. She was wrong. You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer. Your task- break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight. You're in. Five faces stare back at you. One of them is your husband. 'Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful' J. P. DELANEY, bestselling author of The Girl Before 'An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns' Daily Mail 'This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night' Red

The Second Child

A breath-taking debut novel about the bond of family and the limits of love

Author: Caroline Bond

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786493373

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 3637


Chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club with Simon Mayo 'A carefully crafted and utterly compelling tale of lost opportunity and impossible choices.' Amanda Brooke, author of The Affair Why do you love your child? Is it because they're a straight A student, a talented footballer? Or is it simply because they're yours? Sarah and Phil love both their children, James and Lauren. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their perfect baby daughter has been born with a flaw; a tiny, but life-changing glitch that is destined to shape her future, and theirs, irrevocably. Over time the family adapt and even thrive. Then one day a blood test casts doubt on the very basis of their family. Lauren is not Phil's child. Suddenly, their precious family is on the brink of destruction. But the truth they face is far more complex and challenging than simple infidelity. It tests their capacity to love, each other and their children, and it raises the question of what makes - and what breaks - a family.


Author: Adam Hamdy

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681441330

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8536


Solitary photojournalist John Wallace struggles to consciousness to find he has been bound and blindfolded by a masked man who is preparing to hang him in his own living room. Forced onto a chair with a noose around his neck, Wallace briefly reconsiders his mostly lonely life before the chair is kicked out beneath him and his world fades to black. Then he gets lucky and manages to escape his apartment, just ahead of his assailant. Bloody, barefoot, and with at least one broken rib, he has no choice but to run for his life. With no idea who would want to kill him, he makes it to the hospital and files a police report, but it soon becomes clear that as far as the authorities are concerned the only threat to Wallace's life is himself, and he is placed under suicide watch. When his would-be killer strikes again, Wallace realizes he will have to figure out who is hunting him and stop him on his own. The pendulum of fate swung briefly in his favor, but it's only a matter of time before its momentum carries it to the other side . . .

The History of Bees

A Novel

Author: Maja Lunde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175734

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5481


In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.


Book 1 in the Amberlough Dossier

Author: Lara Elena Donnelly

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780765383822

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 895


A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut, now a Nebula finalist for Best Novel! “Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” —Bookriot In Amberlough, amidst rising political tensions, three lives become intertwined with the fate of the city itself. The Smuggler: By day, Aristide Makricosta is the emcee for Amberlough City’s top nightclub. By night, he moves drugs and refugees under the noses of crooked cops. The Spy: Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, but after a disastrous mission abroad, he makes a dangerous choice to protect himself...and hopefully Aristide too. The Dancer: Streetwise Cordelia Lehane, burlesque performer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted. As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other. “James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black “Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award “Astonishing first novel!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

The Night Market

Author: Jonathan Moore

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544671899

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6716


From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play. It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and then is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Mi�ville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.

The Sealwoman's Gift

the Zoe Ball book club novel of 17th century Iceland

Author: Sally Magnusson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473638976

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1113


A Zoe Ball ITV Book Club Pick 'Sally Magnusson has taken an amazing true event and created a brilliant first novel. It's an epic journey in every sense: although it's historical, it's incredibly relevant to our world today. We had to pick it' Zoe Ball Book Club ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN 2018 & THE SALTIRE LITERARY AWARD FOR BEST FICTION*** 'A remarkable feat of imagination ... I enjoyed and admired it in equal measure' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 'A powerful tale of Barbary pirates ... richly imagined and energetically told.' Sunday Times - 100 Best Books to Read This Summer 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'Fascinating ... a really, really good read' BBC R2 Book Club 'The best sort of historical novel' Scotsman 'A lyrical tale' Stylist 'A poetic retelling of Icelandic history' Daily Mail 'Compelling stuff' Good Housekeeping 'An extraordinarily immersive read ... examining themes of motherhood, identity, exile and freedom' Guardian 1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her. Uplifting, moving, and witty, The Sealwoman's Gift speaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption. Chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club (a really, really, good book) and the ITV Zoe Ball/Specsavers Book Club (the quality of the writing is amazing). 'Icelandic history has been brought to extraordinary life... An accomplished and intelligent novel' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of Why Did You Lie? 'Vivid and compelling' Adam Nichols, co-translator of The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson

The New Neighbors

Author: Simon Lelic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451490460

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 453


The Girl Before meets The Couple Next Door in a Hitchcockian thriller about a couple who moves into their dream neighborhood only to discover nothing is as it seems... The perfect couple. The perfect house. The perfect crime. Londoners Jack and Syd found their dream home: lots of space, a great location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. Everything is exactly what they hoped for when they move in--except Jack makes a disturbing discovery in the attic, and Syd begins to wonder about the girl next door. And they each keep the other in the dark. A mistake. Because someone has just been killed outside their back door, and now the police are watching them. This is their chance to prove they're innocent--or to get away with murder. Whose story do you believe?

How to Read World Literature

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119009251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 8448


"The study of world literature has developed at a rapid pace since the turn of the millennium. Just since this book first appeared in 2009, many new courses and several entire programs in world literature have been established, while a growing number of sophisticated studies have contributed to the expansion of world literature as a field of scholarship. These developments have also given rise to renewed debates concerning the politics of world literary study amid the ongoing stresses of globalization, including crises of migration, economic inequality, and tensions between local or national belonging and regional or religious identification. In such difficult times, it is more imperative than ever to find productive ways to read across cultures, gaining a better purchase for critical engagement both with the wider world beyond our shores and with our own home culture - or cultures. It has been a pleasure to be able to return to this book now, and I took this opportunity to expand a very succinct account into a more capacious but still accessible introduction to the key issues involved in the study of world literature today, as illustrated through a range of remarkable works from across the centuries and around the world. In preparing this new edition, which is half again the size of the first, I've brought in a range of new writers and have expanded the treatment of others. In particular, I've opened out what had been a single chapter on travel and empire into two full-length chapters"--

Dr James Barry

A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Author: Michael du Preez,Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6890


Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, lady killer, eccentric. He performed the first Caesarean in Africa, was deported from St Helena and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down in the Crimea. At home, he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and half a dozen small terriers. Long ago, in another life in Cork, Ireland, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing true story of Margaret Ann Bulkey, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. Her life became one long, audacious act of deception that saw her rise to positions no woman had ever reached before, but it also left her isolated, even costing her the chance to be with the man she loved.

The Silent Companions

Author: Laura Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408888033


Page: 384

View: 7728


As featured on the Radio 2 Book Club. Some doors are locked for a reason...Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge.With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. For inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure - a Silent Companion - that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself...

A Case of Witchcraft

Author: Joe Revill

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780922914

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 4321


A tale of witchcraft in the Northern Isles, in which some long-concealed secrets are revealed - concerning not only the Dark Arts but also the Great Detective himself.

America City

From the Arthur C. Clarke winner and bestselling author of the Eden Trilogy

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786491532

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9814


Arthur C. Clarke Award-Winning Author 'An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent... Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed.' - Guardian America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow-Americans from the south. Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission is to keep America together, reconfiguring the entire country in order to meet the challenge of the new climate realities as a single, united nation. When he runs for President, Holly becomes his right hand woman, doing battle on the whisperstream, where stories are everything and truth counts for little. But can they bring America together - or have they set the country on a new, but equally devastating, path?