08
August
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong - Jean-Benoît Nadeau, Julie BarlowThe French... -Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans -Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic power So what makes the French so different? Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street
07
August
The Human Lineage - Matt Cartmill"This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult task--that of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing either clarity or detail... the sheer quality of the writing and explanatory synthesis in this book will undoubtedly make it a valuable resource for students for many years." "--PaleoAnthropology," 2010 This book focuses on the last ten million years
07
August
Il cuore dell'Āyurveda. Antologia di lezioni dai testi classici dell'āyurveda - Ernesto IannacconeIl cuore dell'Āyurveda è un'antologia di brani tratti dai grandi classici dell'Āyurveda antico. Le tematiche proposte spaziano dalla medicina alla filosofia, dall'ecologia all'amore, dall'analisi dei sogni alla logica. Ma ciò che vi si trova è soprattutto una descrizione dell'arte del buon vivere, intesa come capacità di realizzare una compenetrazione intima e profonda tra la propria anima individuale e l'anima dell'universo. Gli insegnamenti dell'Āyurveda rivestono un carattere essenzialmente pratico, ma di una praticità che affonda le proprie radici in una saggezza chiara e luminosa, frutto
07
August
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - Mark KurlanskyThe Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a
07
August
Paradoxes from A to Z - Michael ClarkThis guide to paradoxes takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship, Hempel's Raven, and the Prisoners' Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, ethics, science, art and politics.
06
August
World of Chemistry (Teacher's Edition) - Endy Greene, Susan L. ZumdahlThis book is like new. Except for a 1 inch mark on the rear inside cover and periodic chart is it spotless.
06
August
Superhero Movies - Liam BurkeIn 1978 Superman made audiences believe a man could fly. Since then, superhero movies have shown that man can not only fly, but swing from webs through New York’s concrete canyons, turn monstrous shades of green if suitably angry, and dress as giant rodents to safeguard the city streets. Today, there are more superhero movies than ever before as the cinematic skies are filled with caped crusaders and nocturnal vigilantes that continue to delight and excite filmgoers the world over. Through detailed analysis and fascinating facts, this guide explores how, in a single bound, the superhero has made
06
August
The Age of Bede - Bede, St. Brendan, Eddius Stephanus, David Hugh Farmer, J.F. WebbThis selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede's Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a quest for paradise on earth - these are vivid accounts of the profoundly spiritual and passionately heroic lives of Christian pioneers and saints. Both vital religious writings and a revealing insight into the reality of life at a formative time for the church, they
05
August
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography - Mary Statkiewicz Sherer, E. Ritenour, Paula ViscontiSherer's Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography provides vital information on radiation protection and biology in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner. Building from basic to more complex concepts, this book also presents radiation physics, cell structure, effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of patient and personnel radiation protection practices.