Category: Nonfiction

  • Textures of Light: Vision and Touch in Irigaray, Levinas and Merleau Ponty (Warwick Studies in European Philosophy)

    By Cathryn Vasseleu

    Textures of Light attracts at the paintings of Luce Irigaray, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas to offer a superb and flooring breaking learn of the very important significance of sunshine in Western proposal. on account that Plato's allegory of the cave, mild and the function of sight were accorded a different place in Western suggestion. they've got stood as a metaphor for fact and objectivity and the very axis of recent rationalism. extra lately notwithstanding, this prestige has come lower than major feedback from continental and feminist notion which has under pressure the privileging of subjectivity and masculinity in any such metaphor.
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  • The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime

    By Charley Rosen

    From "Casey on the Bat" to Connie Mack to the Irish activities corridor of repute, here's the first-ever complete heritage of the Irish people’s influence on America’s favourite earlier time, from its earliest years to its most vital milestones this present day. New York occasions bestselling sportswriter Charlie Rosen, writer of The Bullpen Diaries and More than simply a Game, can provide a specific immediate vintage excellent “for somebody who's Irish and loves baseball.” within the phrases of Jay P. Dolan, writer of The Irish Americans, “The Emerald Diamond is a needs to learn. it's a striking tale concerning the achievements of the Irish in the course of the heritage of baseball in America.”
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  • 5000 Decorative Monograms for Artists and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archive)

    This voluminous and assorted assortment includes greater than 5,000 examples of two-, three-, and four-letter mixtures in a wealthy number of kinds. prepared alphabetically in columns, each one sequence is grouped lower than a suitable head. Crowns, coronets, and a couple of historical and sleek alphabets are displayed within the ultimate plates, with many old fashioned and gorgeous specimens of decorative lettering came upon during the paintings. crucial to advertisement artists and architects, the great sourcebook of royalty-free layout can be a boon to craftworkers.
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  • The Writer's Diet: A Guide to Fit Prose (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

    Do your sentences sag? might your paragraphs use a pick-me-up? if that is so, The Writer’s nutrition is for you! It’s a brief, sharp creation to nice writing that can assist you energize your prose and strengthen your verbal fitness.

    Helen Sword dispenses with over the top causes and overwrought research. as a substitute, she deals an easy-to-follow set of writing rules: use lively verbs at any time when attainable; desire concrete language over obscure abstractions; stay away from lengthy strings of prepositional words; hire adjectives and adverbs purely after they give a contribution whatever new to the that means of a sentence; and decrease your dependence on 4 pernicious “waste words”: it, this, that, and there.

    Sword then indicates the principles in motion via examples from William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Martin Luther King Jr., John McPhee, A. S. Byatt, Richard Dawkins, Alison Gopnik, and plenty of extra. A writing health attempt encourages you to evaluate your personal writing and get quick suggestion on addressing areas of difficulty. whereas The Writer’s vitamin is as smooth and concise because the writing beliefs contained inside, this slender quantity packs a robust punch.

    With Sword’s training writers of all degrees can boost and tone their sentences with the stroke of a pen or the clicking of a mouse. as with all health regimen, adhering to the foundations calls for strength and vigilance. the consequences, even though, will communicate for themselves.
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  • The Antiques Magpie: A Fascinating Compendium of Absorbing History, Stories, Facts and Anecdotes from the World of Antiques

    By Marc Allum

    From the legendary artefacts of the traditional international to prized 80s pop memorabilia – and the committed creditors who revere those items – The Antiques Magpie brings jointly a treasure trove of news, anecdotes and evidence from the glorious global of antiques. The Antiques Magpie divulges closely-guarded insider the way to detect fakes and forgeries; explains how growth and bust may have a devastating impression at the antiques industry, and why a chinese language five-clawed dragon, instead of 4, could make a porcelain vase worthy thousands. guaranteed to satisfaction and shock, Marc Allum’s Magpie examines the main revered layout icons all through heritage, explores conundrums like who invented glass, finds the most costly antiques ever bought, the delicate variations among gathering and hoarding and lots more and plenty, a lot more…
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  • The Everything Feng Shui De-Cluttering Book: Simplify Your Environment and Your Life

    By Katina Z. Jones

    In our fast paced, high-tech global, increasingly more everyone is discovering themselves crushed via "stuff." From previous outfits and receipts to unused home equipment and damaged electronics, messes are available in all styles and sizes. Overcrowded closets, bursting bureaus, and desks of disarray have an effect on the environment and stifle our actual, emotional, and religious well-being.

    The every little thing Feng Shui Decluttering Book indicates you the way to prepare your assets, create area, and advertise optimistic power stream at your residence or workplace utilizing easy feng shui rules. From making a choice on litter and letting visit developing all-new garage and paintings areas, this useful advisor exhibits how clearing the environment of junk can result in better productiveness, prosperity, and wellness.

    Also comprises worthwhile counsel for:

    • Defining muddle and determining its actual, emotional, and religious effects
    • Applying feng shui rules with no sacrificing convenience
    • Arranging areas to augment overall healthiness, wealth, and relationships
    • Eliminating muddle nightmares within the bed room for a valid, restful sleep
    • Conducting a litter audit within the workplace so readers can get all the way down to business
    Fun and straightforward to stick with, The every little thing Feng Shui Decluttering Book is a must have for someone looking to create optimistic residing and dealing spaces.

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  • Wherever You Go, There You Are

    By Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Whilst Wherever You pass, There You Are used to be first released in 1994, not anyone may have anticipated that the booklet could release itself onto bestseller lists national and promote over 750,000 copies up to now. Ten years later, the booklet maintains to alter lives. In honor of the book's tenth anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be freeing the e-book with a brand new afterword by way of the writer, and to percentage this excellent booklet with a fair greater viewers.
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  • Civic Apps Competition Handbook

    By Kate Eyler-Werve, Virginia Carlson

    Organize a Civic Apps pageant (CAC) on your urban. This sensible advisor offers top practices for every section of the method, dependent principally at the authors’ firsthand adventure making plans and coping with Apps for Metro Chicago (A4MC). You’ll research every little thing from atmosphere pursuits and making a funds to operating the contest and measuring the outcome.

    CACs offer software program programmers with systems for development powerful apps, utilizing open govt information which will foster neighborhood involvement and make govt extra obvious. This guide is helping you handle severe questions about the method and indicates you what’s required for making your pageant successful.

    • Gain insights from the authors’ survey of 15 CACs within the US and Canada
    • Get guidance for developing particular pursuits, and assessment effects with trustworthy metrics
    • Understand significant expenditures concerned and construct the cheap round companions and sponsors
    • Determine participation incentives, prize different types, and judging
    • Avoid unstructured info units by way of being selective while making a choice on public datasets
    • Learn how the authors dealt with roadblocks throughout the A4MC competition
    • Discover how one can maintain lasting neighborhood curiosity as soon as the CAC is over
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