Read Multimedia Forensics and Security book online. Multimedia Forensics and Security by Li, Chang-Tsun, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: As information technology is rapidly progressing, an enormous amount of media can be easily exchanged through Internet and other communication networks. Increasing amounts of digital image, video, and music have created numerous information security issues and is now taken as one of the top research and development agendas for researchers, organizations, and governments worldwide. Multimedia Forensics and Security provides an in-depth treatment of advancements in the emerging field of multimedia forensics and security by tackling challenging issues such as digital watermarking for copyright protection, digital fingerprinting for transaction tracking, and digital camera source identification.
Read Half-Blood Blues book online. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The brilliant, bestselling, Giller Prize–winning novel Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues took the literary world by storm when it was first published, captivating readers and reviewers with its audacity, power, and sheer brilliance. The novel won or was nominated for every literary prize in Canada—and many international ones, too, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize. It was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah, The Globe and Mail, Amazon, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Vancouver Sun, and it was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, the narrator of Half-Blood Blues, musician Sid Griffiths, leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world and into the heart of his own guilty conscience. The bestselling, award-winning Half-Blood Blues is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves—and demand of others—in the name of art.
Read Mein Kampf book online. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, the book is categorize as Biography & Autobiography book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: ‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.
Read Candide book online. Candide by Voltaire Voltaire, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.
Read The Throne of Fire book online. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.
Read The Blood Covenant book online. The Blood Covenant by H. C. Trumbull, the book is categorize as Humor book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Apart from, and yet linked with, the explicit proofs of the rite of blood-covenanting throughout the primitive world, there are many indications of the root-idea of this form of covenanting; in the popular estimate of blood, and of all the marvelous possibilities through blood-transference. These indications, also, are of old, and from everywhere.To go back again to the earlier written history of the world; it is evident that the ancient Egyptians recognized blood as in a peculiar sense life itself; and that they counted the heart,as the blood-source and the blood-centre,the symbol and the substance of life. In the Book of the Dead, the deceased speaks of his heart,or his blood-fountain,as his life; and as giving him the right to appear in the presence of the gods: My heart was my mother; my heart was my mother; my heart was my being on earth; placed within me; returned to me by the chief gods, placing me before the gods
Read The End of Harry Potter? book online. The End of Harry Potter? by David Langford, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE END OF HARRY POTTER is the perfect companion volume for all Harry Potter fans. Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore J.K. Rowling's universe and characters, and shows in detail how cleverly J.K. Rowling has woven her world. This is the book for you if you are one of the gazillions of readers who find themselves wondering about horcruxes and Deatheaters and Dark Lords ... Langford looks at questions like: *What are the remaining horcruxes, the places He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul so he can never die? *Does Harry himself bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar? *Is that why Harry understands Parseltongue - and if not, why does he speak the language of the serpentssss? *What will happen when Harry is technically a grown-up, and no longer under the protection of his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia? *Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? *Whose side is Severus Snape really on? *Will Hogwarts survive the final, apocalyptic battle between Harry and You-Know-Who? Don't know the answers? Then read THE END OF HARRY POTTER!
Read The Ancient City book online. The Ancient City by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero.
Read Hyperbole and a Half book online. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, the book is categorize as Humor book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written. Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to. FROM THE AUTHOR: This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book: Pictures Words Stories about things that happened to me Stories about things that happened to other people because of me Eight billion dollars* Stories about dogs The secret to eternal happiness* *These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!
Read Hiroshima book online. Hiroshima by John Hersey, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.
Read PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments book online. PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments by OECD, the book is categorize as Books book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book presents all the publicly available questions from the PISA surveys. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment.
Read Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) book online. Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.
Read Last Olympian, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) book online. Last Olympian, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
ISBN : 9780309170307
Publisher : National Academies Press
Number of Pages : 172
Readers : 2742
Read Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance book online. Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance by Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This report from the Committee on Military Nutrition Research reviews the history of caffeine usage, the metabolism of caffeine, and its physiological effects. The effects of caffeine on physical performance, cognitive function and alertness, and alleviation of sleep deprivation impairments are discussed in light of recent scientific literature. The impact of caffeine consumption on various aspects of health, including cardiovascular disease, reproduction, bone mineral density, and fluid homeostasis are reviewed. The behavioral effects of caffeine are also discussed, including the effect of caffeine on reaction to stress, withdrawal effects, and detrimental effects of high intakes. The amounts of caffeine found to enhance vigilance and reaction time consistently are reviewed and recommendations are made with respect to amounts of caffeine appropriate for maintaining alertness of military personnel during field operations. Recommendations are also provided on the need for appropriate labeling of caffeine-containing supplements, and education of military personnel on the use of these supplements. A brief review of some alternatives to caffeine is also provided.
Read The State and Revolution book online. The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It was here that Lenin justified his personal interpretation of Marxism, savaged his opponents and set out his trenchant views on class conflict, the lessons of earlier revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois state and the replacement of capitalism by the dictatorship of the proletariat. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated. Translated and edited with an introduction by Robert Service
Read Harry Potter Places Book One book online. Harry Potter Places Book One by C. D. Miller, the book is categorize as Travel book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book One--London and London Side-Along Apparations, the first of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit Potterverse places in the UK, including real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. On the website you'll find Book One's Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks. www.HarryPotterPlaces.com
Read 해리 포터와 혼혈 왕자 book online. 해리 포터와 혼혈 왕자 by J. K. 롤링, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: 이 전자책은 2019년 번역본입니다. "그것이 있었다. 뱀의 혓바닥을 날름거리는 초록색의 번쩍이는 해골... 죽음을 먹는 자들이 어딘가 들어가서 살인을 저지를 때마다 반드시 남기고 가는 그 표식이 학교 위의 하늘에 걸려 있었다..." 덤블도어가 해리 포터를 데려가기 위해 프리벳 가에 도착한 어느 여름밤, 지팡이를 든 그의 손이 검고 쪼글쪼글하게 변하지만 그는 이유를 밝히지 않는다. 비밀과 의심이 마법의 세계에 만연해 있고 호그와트 학교도 안전하지 않다. 해리는 말포이가 어둠의 표식을 갖고 있다고 확신한다. 그들 중에 데스 이터가 있는 것이다. 볼드모트의 사악한 비밀을 밝혀내려면 해리에겐 강력한 마법과 진정한 친구들이 절실한데, 때마침 덤블도어는 그를 운명에 맞서게 준비시키는데... 이 책은 2005년에 한국에서 처음 출간된 '해리 포터' 시리즈의 《해리 포터와 혼혈 왕자》을 새로 번역한 것으로, 2014년 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.에서 출간된 J.K. Rowling의 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince를 저본으로 삼았다 인명 등 고유명사의 표기는 국립국어원 외래어표기법과 오디오북의 발음을 따랐으나, 이미 널리 굳어진 몇몇 명칭('호그와트', '헤르미온느', '래번클로', '후플푸프' 등등)은 기존 한국어판 번역을 그대로 따랐다. 역주는 본문 중에 '-옮긴이'로 표시했다.
Read The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus book online. The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Read Peace, Blood, and Understanding book online. Peace, Blood, and Understanding by Molly Harper, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The “enchanting” (Publishers Weekly) Jane Jameson series returns with this fun and witty paranormal romance following a vampire consultant who has nefarious plans to oust Jane from her role as the head of Half-Moon Hollow’s vampire council. Ever since Jane Jameson took over running the Vampire Council for Half-Moon Hollow, things have been a little unorthodox and that doesn’t sit well with the head office. Who would have thought vampires were so into bureaucracy and tradition? Enter a vamp from corporate who’s determined to unseat Jane and get the council back on track—which means no more of this Kentucky neighborliness and mixing with humans, werewolves, witches, or anything else. But Jane’s not interested in going back to the bad old days when the council was mired in corruption and tended to “accidentally” eat people now and again, but she might be in over her head this time. Good thing there’s a pretty new face in town who just might be the perfect distraction and help save Jane’s career.
Read By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed book online. By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed by Edward Feser, Ph.D.,Joseph Bessette, the book is categorize as Philosophy book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases. Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate—not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty. Some arguments against the death penalty falsely suggest that there has been a rupture in the Church's traditional teaching and thereby inadvertently cast doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. Yet, as the authors demonstrate, the Church's traditional teaching is a safeguard to society, because the just use of the death penalty can be used to protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions. By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed challenges contemporary Catholics to engage with Scripture, Tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence in order to undertake a thoughtful analysis of the current debate about the death penalty.
Read Mythmaking across Boundaries book online. Mythmaking across Boundaries by Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem, the book is categorize as Books book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume explores the dynamics of myths throughout time and space, along with the mythmaking processes in various cultures, literatures and languages, in a wide range of fields, ranging from cultural studies to the history of art. The papers brought together here are motivated by two basic questions: How are myths made in diverse cultures and literatures? And, do all different cultures have different myths to be told in their artistic pursuits? To examine these questions, the book offers a wide array of articles by contributors from various cultures which focus on theory, history, space/ place, philosophy, literature, language, gender, and storytelling. Mythmaking across Boundaries not only brings together classical myths, but also contemporary constructions and reconstructions through different cultural perspectives by transcending boundaries. Using a wide spectrum of perspectives, this volume, instead of emphasising the different modes of the mythmaking process, connects numerous perceptions of mythmaking and investigates diversities among cultures, languages and literatures, viewing them as a unified whole. As the essays reflect on both academic and popular texts, the book will be useful to scholars and students, as well as the general reader.
Read The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature book online. The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature by Deborah L. Madsen, the book is categorize as Literary Criticism book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature engages the multiple scenes of tension — historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic — that constitutes a problematic legacy in terms of community identity, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, language, and sovereignty in the study of Native American literature. This important and timely addition to the field provides context for issues that enter into Native American literary texts through allusions, references, and language use. The volume presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars and analyses: regional, cultural, racial and sexual identities in Native American literature key historical moments from the earliest period of colonial contact to the present worldviews in relation to issues such as health, spirituality, animals, and physical environments traditions of cultural creation that are key to understanding the styles, allusions, and language of Native American Literature the impact of differing literary forms of Native American literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It supports academic study and also assists general readers who require a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to the contexts essential to approaching Native American Literature. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture. Contributors: Joseph Bauerkemper, Susan Bernardin, Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez, Kirby Brown, David J. Carlson, Cari M. Carpenter, Eric Cheyfitz, Tova Cooper, Alicia Cox, Birgit Däwes, Janet Fiskio, Earl E. Fitz, John Gamber, Kathryn N. Gray, Sarah Henzi, Susannah Hopson, Hsinya Huang, Brian K. Hudson, Bruce E. Johansen, Judit Ágnes Kádár, Amelia V. Katanski, Susan Kollin, Chris LaLonde, A. Robert Lee, Iping Liang, Drew Lopenzina, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Deborah Madsen, Diveena Seshetta Marcus, Sabine N. Meyer, Carol Miller, David L. Moore, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Mark Rifkin, Kenneth M. Roemer, Oliver Scheiding, Lee Schweninger, Stephanie A. Sellers, Kathryn W. Shanley, Leah Sneider, David Stirrup, Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., Tammy Wahpeconiah
Read Nanotechnology book online. Nanotechnology by Deb Bennett-Woods, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: From manufacturing to medicine, nanotechnology implies revolutionary change. However, the sweeping changes wrought by a technological advance of this magnitude are likely to come at a price that includes unforeseen environmental impact, disruptions in industry, displacement of workers, and deeply controversial applications of the technology and its offspring. Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society provides a conceptually clear and straightforward ethical framework, in which pragmatic questions can be raised regarding the impact of nano-related technologies. The book focuses on general issues related to nanotechnology in nanomaterials and manufacturing as well as impacts on the marketplace and workforce. After an overview of the nanotechnology revolution, the text illustrates key concepts in the assessment model and then applies this model to a case study related to human enhancement technologies. It also offers an ethical agenda for addressing the challenges of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology promises to be the next great technological revolution. This important volume provides a framework for deciding how best to take advantage of nanotechnology opportunities while also minimizing the harm of negative effects.
Author : Jane Sunderland,Steven Dempster,Joanne Thistlethwaite
ISBN : 1317554728
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 199
Readers : 3920
Read Children's Literacy Practices and Preferences book online. Children's Literacy Practices and Preferences by Jane Sunderland,Steven Dempster,Joanne Thistlethwaite, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.
Read The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Last Olympian: The Graphic Novel book online. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Last Olympian: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Krono's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this epic finale to the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate. Relive the showdown in this all-new graphic novel adaptation.
Read So High a Blood book online. So High a Blood by Morgan Ring, the book is categorize as Biography & Autobiography book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Niece to Henry VIII, heir to the throne, courtier at risk of being killed, spy-mistress, and ambitious political player, Lady Margaret Douglas is a vital new character in the Tudor story. Amidst the Christmas revels of 1530, a fifteen-year-old girl arrived at the court of King Henry VIII. Half-English, half-Scottish, she was his niece, the Lady Margaret Douglas. For the next fifty years, Margaret held a unique and precarious position at the courts of Henry and his children. As the Protestant Reformations unfolded across the British Isles and the Tudor monarchs struggled to produce heirs, she had ambitions of her own. She wanted to see her family ruling a united, Catholic Britain. Through a Machiavellian combination of daring, spying, and luck, Margaret made her son into a suitor to her niece Mary, Queen of Scots. Together, they had a powerful claim to the English throne--so powerful that Queen Elizabeth I feared they would overthrow her and restore both England and Scotland to the Catholic faith. The marriage cost Margaret her position, her freedom, and her beloved son's life. From the glittering Tudor court to the Tower of London, Lady Margaret Douglas weathered triumphs and tragedies in an era of tremendous change. Yet she never lost hope that she would see her family rule throughout the British Isles, which eventually happened when King James (I of England, VI of Scotland) united the crowns in 1603. Drawing on previously unexamined archival sources, So High a Blood presents a fascinating and dramatic portrait of this forgotten Tudor.
Read Consumable Texts in Contemporary India book online. Consumable Texts in Contemporary India by S. Gupta, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context – their productions, circulations and readerships – to understand current social trends.
Read House of Earth and Blood book online. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A #1 New York Times bestseller! Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.
Read Out of the Sun book online. Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade. What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are, as individuals, as nations, as human beings? Through the lens of visual art, literature, film, and the author’s lived experience, Out of the Sun examines Black histories in art, offering new perspectives to challenge us. In this groundbreaking, reflective, and erudite book, two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan illuminates myriad varieties of Black experience in global culture and history. Edugyan combines storytelling with analyses of contemporary events and her own personal story in this dazzling first major work of non-fiction.
Author : Jerrold B. Leikin,Robin B. McFee,Robert Kerscher
ISBN : 1420044788
Publisher : CRC Press
Number of Pages : 752
Readers : 8376
Read Handbook of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agent Exposures book online. Handbook of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agent Exposures by Jerrold B. Leikin,Robin B. McFee,Robert Kerscher, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Treating nuclear, biological, and chemical agent exposures presents a unique set of challenges. These scenarios usually involve multiple exposures, sometimes even mass exposures, from a single, often poorly-defined, event. Early symptoms are not distinct and can often be variable. Laboratory analyses may be required from environmental, often nonbiological, specimens. Scene evaluation and pre-hospital decontamination may turn out to be the most important intervention. Hospital resource utilization must be a consideration. Even the pathologist performing autopsies needs adequate preparation. It is with these considerations in mind that the Handbook of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agent Exposures was created. Taking a concise yet comprehensive, clinical approach to the treatment of these exposures, the authors provide concise information on radiation substances, biological agents, chemical toxins, laboratory tests, and antidotes. The book includes essays on topics such as Field Identification and Decontamination of Toxins, Bioterrorism and the Skin, and Mass Exposures Involving the Pediatric Population. A quick review of the contents will tell you that this book contains the tools you need when facing the formidable tasks of diagnosing and treating nuclear, biological, and chemical agent exposures.
Read Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Revised Reprint - E-Book book online. Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Revised Reprint - E-Book by Eleanor Schlenker,Sara Long Roth, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition, Revised Reprint offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. Authors Eleanor Schlenker and Sara Long address nutrition across the life span and within the community, with an emphasis on health promotion and the effects of culture and religion on nutrition. The revised edition has been updated with current government dietary guidelines, including the new MyPlate recommendations. Other key topics include childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and food safety. Plus, evidence-based information and real-world case scenarios help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice. Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications. Cultural Content boxes highlight the critical, yet often overlooked, role culture plays in nutrition — a role that is becoming more important as the population becomes more diverse. Feature boxes spotlight newsworthy issues related to the chapter topic, including: Diet–Medications Interactions — dietary warnings related to specific prescription drugs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) — information on the uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common herbs and supplements. Focus on Food Safety — important storage and preparation considerations for preventing food-borne illness. Health Promotion sections in each chapter emphasize the importance of health promotion and wellness as part of an effort to stress healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine." Websites of Interest at the end of every chapter lists reliable Internet resources for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics. Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with definitions on the same page for instant reference. Includes complimentary online access to Nutritrac 5.0, the latest version of Mosby’s premier nutrition and exercise management program that features over 1,000 new foods and enhanced functionality. Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the importance of using research to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Expanded health promotion coverage includes the World Health Organization’s definition of "health," the concept of wellness, and patient education. An in-depth discussion of childhood obesity explores the impact and prevention of this major health concern. Additional information on metabolic syndrome examines its effects on the cardiovascular system. Coverage of nutrition support includes the use of adapted feeding tools to aid patients in various disease states. Perspective in Practice boxes offer quick access to practical applications of nutrition principles. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes features the latest updates from the American Dietetic Association.
Read Blood of the Goddess book online. Blood of the Goddess by William Schindler, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lestat and Louis move over! This homoerotic adventure set in India and America takes the vampire genre to a new level of passion and inspiration. A young Dutch sailor lands in India in 1636 and gets swept away by the power and masculine magnetism of a mysterious stranger who claims he is the young mans lover and teacher from a former life. They trek together into the Himalayas to find a secret shrine of the Goddess where the young man may be made immortal like his teacher. Although aided by supernatural beings, they face a foe of terrifying power who seems bent on obstructing their purpose. They meet many colorful characters and witness miracles both beautiful and bizarre. Reincarnation and destiny reunite old friends, lovers, and enemies over six centuries, and the suspenseful conclusion unravels a mystery that none but the ancient immortal Kedar Baba suspected. [email protected] says: "A very unusual find. This book contains an amazing amount of information about the Hindu spirituality. If you are a gay vampire fan and interested in Eastern mythology, this book is highly recommended. . . I recommend this book (and find it refreshing) because of its unique take on the vampire mythos." Steven LaVigne says in the White Crane Journal:"Schindler has joined Stoker, Rice, and others with his mesmerizing novel. . . However, Schindlers tome goes several steps further. . . .Blood of the Goddess explores in effectively hallucinatory passages the gay side of Krishna and the dwarf as a magical, mythic being. He probes religious aspects on penis worship as he utilizes his yogic training and learning on Indias culture to draw us into a deeply philosophical novel.. . . Blood of the Goddess is a terrific achievement in the realm of the vampire novel."
Read Plateau Indian Ways with Words book online. Plateau Indian Ways with Words by Barbara Monroe, the book is categorize as Language Arts & Disciplines book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Plateau Indian Ways with Words, Barbara Monroe makes visible the arts of persuasion of the Plateau Indians, whose ancestral grounds stretch from the Cascades to the Rockies, revealing a chain of cultural identification that predates the colonial period and continues to this day. Culling from hundreds of student writings from grades 7-12 in two reservation schools, Monroe finds that students employ the same persuasive techniques as their forebears, as evidenced in dozens of post-conquest speech transcriptions and historical writings. These persuasive strategies have survived not just across generations, but also across languages from Indian to English and across multiple genres from telegrams and Supreme Court briefs to school essays and hip hop lyrics. Anecdotal evidence, often dramatically recreated; sarcasm and humor; suspended or unstated thesis; suspenseful arrangement; intimacy with and respect for one’s audience as co-authors of meaning—these are among the privileged markers in this particular indigenous rhetorical tradition. Such strategies of personalization, as Monroe terms them, run exactly counter to Euro-American academic standards that value secondary, distant sources; “objective” evidence; explicit theses; “logical” arrangement. Not surprisingly, scores for Native students on mandated tests are among the lowest in the nation. While Monroe questions the construction of this so-called achievement gap on multiple levels, she argues that educators serving Native students need to seek out points of cultural congruence, selecting assignments and assessments where culturally marked norms converge, rather than collide. New media have opened up many possibilities for this kind of communicative inclusivity. But seizing such opportunities is predicated on educators, first, recognizing Plateau Indian students’ distinctive rhetoric, and then honoring their sovereign right to use it. This book provides that first step.
Author : Hyun Seung Yang,Rainer Malaka,Junichi Hoshino,Jung Hyun Han
ISBN : 3642153992
Publisher : Springer
Number of Pages : 521
Readers : 2985
Read Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2010 book online. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2010 by Hyun Seung Yang,Rainer Malaka,Junichi Hoshino,Jung Hyun Han, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The 9th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2010) was held in September 2010 in Seoul Korea. After Pittsburgh (2008) and Paris (2009), the event returned to Asia. The conference venue was the COEX Exhibition Hall in one of the most vivid and largest cities of the world. This amazing mega-city was a perfect location for the c- ference. Seoul is on the one hand a metropolitan area with modern industries, univer- ties and great economic power. On the other hand, it is also a place with a very fas- nating historical and cultural background. It bridges the past and the future as well as east and west. Entertainment computing also aims at building bridges from technology to leisure, education, culture and work. Entertainment computing at its core has a strong focus on computer games. However, it is not only about computer games. The last ICEC c- ferences have shown that entertainment computing is a much wider field. For instance in games, technology developed for games can be used for a wide range of appli- tions such as therapy or education. Moreover, entertainment does not necessarily have to be understood as games. Entertainment computing finds its way to stage perfo- ances and all sorts of new interactive installations.
Read Borderless Economics book online. Borderless Economics by Robert Guest, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.
Author : Nora Kenworthy,Ross MacKenzie, Lecturer in Health Studies, Macquarie University, Australia,Kelley Lee, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
ISBN : 178348358X
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages : 224
Readers : 3322
Read Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance book online. Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance by Nora Kenworthy,Ross MacKenzie, Lecturer in Health Studies, Macquarie University, Australia,Kelley Lee, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A collection of case studies providing interdisciplinary empirical analysis of the impact of corporations on global health and global health governance across a broad range of industrial sectors and issue areas.
Read Inside SEAL Team Six book online. Inside SEAL Team Six by Don Mann, the book is categorize as Biography & Autobiography book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Inside Story of America's Ultimate Warriors When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the U.S. government for over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the US Navy's best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling selection process that leads to becoming a member of Team 6, a group so classified it technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on Earth. Don Mann knows what it takes to be a brother in this ultra-selective fraternity. As a member of Seal Team Six for over eight years and a SEAL for over seventeen years, he worked in countless covert operations, operating from land, sea, and air, and facing shootings, decapitations, and stabbings. He was captured by the enemy and lived to tell the tale, and he participated in highly classified missions all over the globe, including Somalia, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a coordinator for several civilian SEAL training programs, and as a former Training Officer of SEAL Team Six, he was directly responsible for shaping the bodies and minds of SEALs who carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden. But to become a SEAL, Mann had to overcome his own troubled childhood and push his body to its breaking point--and beyond. INSIDE SEAL TEAM 6 is a high octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world's most respected and feared combat unit.