Author: Tom Buk-Swienty
Publisher: Profile Books
The Battle of Dybbl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. Of little strategic importance, the struggle for Schleswig foreshadowed the same forces that, fifty years later, would tear Europe apart. Prussia's victory would not only rejuvenate its nascent militarism, but help it claim leadership of the new German Empire. Told in rich detail through first-hand accounts, Tom Buk-Swienty's magisterial account of the Schleswig conflict tells the story of this pivotal war. 1864 shows how a minor regional conflict foreshadowed the course of diplomacy that led to the First World War and brutally presaged the industrialised future of warfare. But most of all, in its human detail, from touching letters between husbands and wives to heartbreaking individual stories of loss, 1864 is a gripping, epic human drama that shows the effect all wars have on the soldiers, on families and on the individual men and women who must live its realities.
This collection of essays represents the wide perspective of current research being undertaken in Digital Classics. It honours the life of Professor Allen Ross Scaife, who was instrumental in advancing digital scholarship in the field of Classics.
War of the Worlds
Author: Adrian Plass
Publisher: Authentic Media Inc
Adrian Plass considers the pull of the spirit and of the flesh and how this often leads us to live compartmentalised lives. We allow God only into certain bits and suffer embarrassment when our compromised private lives and shiny public lives collide. War of the Worlds is about spiritual warfare, maturity, prayer and the fear of true commitment. It's a book that battles to reunite the secret world of what we are, with the public world of what we appear to be, in an outrageous and seriously funny advance into the no-man's-land of genuine Christian engagement. Adrian brings the Bible alive with rather unexpected soap opera characters; he introduces us to a God who is much more playful than we thought and asks questions such as: - If doubt and insecurity are the elephants in the room, how do we deal with these huge creatures? - How have we allowed so many herds of sacred cows to grow so large? True authenticity demands a major cull.
Secrets of Rejuvination
Author: Martin Faulks
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Learn the Secrets of Rejuvenation and turn back the clock with this simple set of exercises - practise them every day to make you look younger and feel healthier.
Now in its third edition, and for the first time in full-color, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, coverage includes avian, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and wildlife. Now in full color Features anatomy, restraint, common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology New chapter on fish medicine Companion website offering review questions and images from the text in PowerPoint
The Five Healing Tibetans is a form of yoga developed centuries ago by Tibetan monks and distilled down into five precise exercises. The monks believed them to be the key to living a long, vibrant and healthy life. Your body's seven energy centres (chakras), act upon your endocrine system, which is responsible for the body's overall functioning and ageing process. By activating and stimulating these centres, you can tackle spinal and joint problems, impaired vision and memory, aid weight-loss and boost physical strength and endurance. Practise the Five Healing Tibetans every day, and learn the secret of how to revitalize your life and maximize your well-being.
Get the guidance you need to start designing databases—one step at a time. With this practical tutorial, you’ll teach yourself the core skills for building and managing databases with the next generation of SQL Server. Discover how to: Install and configure SQL Server 2005 Design database components with SQL Server Management Studio Apply a three-step modeling approach to design databases that meet business requirements Create, modify, and manage views Write user-defined functions and stored procedures using T-SQL Add, delete, and update information in your databases Work with data from custom applications and legacy systems Troubleshoot error messages and handle exceptions CD features: All practice exercises Code samples A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]
Women in the Academy
Author: C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Reeves (philosophy, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) wrote and presented these dialogues as part of a humanities course at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The dialogues, which touch on many of the philosophical themes of Plato's Republic, take place between the two women students reputed to be members of Plato's Academy and Plato, their fellow students, and Aristotle.
Author: Ursula K. Heise
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An analysis of the way postmodern novels respond to changes in the experience of time.
On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise. Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers. However, this is only half the story Â? William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned. This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny. Also includes an exclusive Foreword by former World Sailor of the Year Pete Goss, who offers a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Bounty's crew, whether castaway or mutineer.
"For too long Social Practice has been the notoriously flimsy flipside of market-based contemporary art: a world of hand-wringing practitioners easily satisfied with the feeling of 'doing good' in a community, and unaware that their quasi-activist, anti-formalist positions in fact have a long artistic heritage and can be critically dissected using the tools of art and theatre history. Helguera's spunky primer promises to offer a much-needed critical compass for those adrift in the expanded social field." -Claire Bishop, Professor of Contemporary Art and Exhibition History, CUNY, and author of Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship "This is an extremely timely and thoughtful reference book. Drawn from empirical and extensive experience and research, it provides a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices. Locating the methodologies of this work in between disciplines, Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices. Rather than propose a system he exposes the temporalities necessary to make these situations possible and resonant. This is a tool that will allow us to consider the difficulties of making socially engaged art and move closer to finding a language through which we can represent and discuss its impact." -Sally Tallant, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial "Helguera has produced a highly readable book that absolutely needs to be in the back pocket of anyone interested in teaching or learning about socially engaged art" -Tom Finkelpearl, Director of the Queens Museum, New York, and author of Dialogues in Public Art
Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: Penguin UK
One of the great landmarks of modern history publishing, Simon Schama's Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution is the most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution ever produced. 'Monumental ... provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly revisionist' Eugen Weber, The New York Times Book Review 'The most marvellous book I have read about the French Revolution' Richard Cobb, The Times 'Dazzling - beyond praise - He has chronicled the vicissitudes of that world with matchless understanding, wisdom, pity and truth, in the pages of this marvellous book' Bernard Levin, Sunday Times 'Provides an unrivalled impression of the currents and contradictions which made up this terrible sequence of events' Antony Beevor, Express Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.
The virtuoso book is similar in content to the intermediate book, with the addition of held notes and rhythmic variants. The exercises are more focused and concentrated on solving technical problems. The two-finger exercises are now combined with a held note--either the thumb or the fifth finger-- which keeps the hands in a balanced position. This balanced position will gradually strengthen the knuckles and finger joints so that the arm weight delivered into the key bed is more easily supported. Strengthening the knuckles and finger joints will help the muscles in the arm to attack and release the keys quickly. With the rhythmic variants, each note of the pattern is alternately on the beat so that the weight of the arm is shifted to each finger evenly. The rest of Chapter I is devoted to thirds, sixths, and octaves. Chapter develops the movement of the thumb used in the playing of scale and arpeggio passages. In Chapter III the double-note exercises are especially valuable for the balance of the hand, developing strength in the knuckles, finger joints, and the muscles between the bones in the hands. The extension exercises in Chapter IV provide training for playing chords, broken chords, and arpeggios, along with the ability to move the arm freely for widely spaced intervals, rather than reaching for these intervals with a finger motion. Chapter V has the same patterns of double-note thirds, sixths, and octaves as Chapter III with the addition of held notes. This book, practiced every day with persistence and focused concentration, will make every aspect of playing the piano become easier: finger independence, relaxation of the fingers, palm, wrist, and arm, control of tone color and dynamic shading, and the development of muscular strength, endurance, and responsiveness. This book has been written for piano students from age 9 and up, piano majors, teachers, piano hobbyists, and concert pianists. It is divided into five chapters and may be practiced one chapter a day or the entire book can be practiced in 90 minutes in a moderate tempo. 139 pages, 24.95