Petrology: Principles and Practice

By Gautam Sen

This undergraduate textbook at the key topic of geology heavily follows the center curriculum followed by means of so much universities through the international and is a needs to for each geology scholar. It covers all elements of petrology, together with not just the rules of petrology but additionally functions to the foundation, composition, and box relationships of rocks. even if petrology is often taught within the junior yr, this booklet is an invaluable source for graduate scholars to boot.

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Happiness and the Good Life

By Mike W. Martin

What's happiness? How is it with regards to morality and advantage? Does dwelling with phantasm advertise or cut down happiness? Is it larger to pursue happiness with a accomplice than by myself? thinker Mike W. Martin addresses those and different questions as he connects the which means of happiness with the philosophical idea of "the strong life." Defining happiness as loving one's existence and valuing it in methods manifested by means of plentiful amusement and a deep feel of that means, Martin explores the ways that happiness interacts with all different dimensions of excellent lives--in specific with ethical decency and goodness, authenticity, psychological health and wellbeing, self-fulfillment, and meaningfulness. He interweaves various examples from memoirs, novels, and movies alongside the way in which, connecting his dialogue of the philosophical matters to comparable issues that curiosity we all: advantage, love, philanthropy, anguish, simplicity, balancing paintings and relaxation, and lots more and plenty extra. Drawing on wide-ranging and strong proof, Martin additionally makes the case that we want a "politics of happiness" wherein govt may follow the result of contemporary "happiness stories" in psychology to public policy.

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Watch Journal (August 2013)

Watch magazine is the 1st luxurious journal outfitted round watches. we now have reinvented the normal watch ebook by means of achieving a much wider viewers of ultra-affluent readers via leading edge editorial, a visually-stunning structure and a proprietary distribution strategy.

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Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

Woven from the phrases of the population of a small Suffolk village within the 1960s, Akenfield is a masterpiece of twentieth-century English literature, a scrupulously saw and deeply affecting portrait of a spot and other people and a now vanished lifestyle. Ronald Blythe’s incredible ebook increases enduring questions on the family members among reminiscence and modernity, nature and human nature, silence and speech.

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Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials

By Ezra Schwartz

Axure RP 6 Prototyping necessities is a close, sensible primer at the top fast prototyping device. brief on jargon and excessive on techniques, real-life eventualities and step by step tips via hands-on examples, this publication will make it easier to combine Axure into your UX workflow. This e-book is written for UX practitioners, company analysts, product managers, and somebody else who's focused on UX tasks. The ebook assumes that you've no or little or no familiarity with Axure. it is going to assist you while you are comparing the software for an upcoming venture or are required to speedy wake up to hurry in a venture you simply joined. The e-book assumes a few familiarity with the rules of the consumer focused layout method.

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Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

By Sharon Zukin

As towns have gentrified, knowledgeable urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" city existence: getting older constructions, artwork galleries, small boutiques, upscale foodstuff markets, local old-timers, funky ethnic eating places, and outdated, family-owned outlets. those characterize a place's authenticity, unlike the tasteless standardization of the suburbs and exurbs.

But as Sharon Zukin exhibits in Naked City, the speedy and pervasive call for for authenticity--evident in escalating genuine property costs, pricey shops, and heavily monitored city streetscapes--has helped force out the very those who first lent a local its genuine air of mystery: immigrants, the operating category, and artists. Zukin lines this fiscal and social evolution in six archetypal manhattan areas--Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union sq., purple Hook, and the city's group gardens--and travels to either the city's first IKEA shop and the area alternate heart web site. She exhibits that for fans of Jane Jacobs, this change is a perversion of what was once speculated to take place. certainly, Naked City is a sobering replace of Jacobs' mythical 1961 publication, The demise and lifetime of nice American Cities. Like Jacobs, Zukin seems at what provides neighborhoods a feeling of position, yet argues that through the years, the emphasis on local specialty has turn into a device of monetary elites to force up actual property values and successfully strength out the local "characters" that Jacobs so evocatively idealized.

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The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

By Rick Curtis

Whilst it was once first released in 1998, The Backpacker's box Manual set the normal for entire backpacking books. Now exhaustively up-to-date to provide a extra whole view of backpacking this day, it covers the newest advancements in gear—such as international Positioning structures and ultralight mountain climbing equipment—first reduction, and depart No hint comping, and features a bankruptcy dedicated to outside management assets and fundamentals. novices and skilled hikers alike will locate this e-book imperative for journey making plans options and in addition as a short reference at the path for:

BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the elements, establish timber, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with greater than a hundred line drawings.

TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested sensible classes realized alongside the way

GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing feedback in case you are looking to lighten up

Every traveller is familiar with that area in a backpack is restricted, so in your subsequent journey, hold the one advisor you are going to ever need—this one—and take to the good open air with self assurance.

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Art Therapy and Anger

Pros operating in a number of medical settings are frequently known as upon to paintings with indignant consumers, and so they may possibly locate their talents and assets for operating with this robust emotion restricted. artwork remedy and Anger demonstrates how the non-verbal medium of paintings remedy offers an excellent outlet for the expression of suggestions and emotions which are too complicated and painful to place into phrases, featuring a brand new and functional method of facing this zone of want. Marian Liebmann argues that consumers of every age will enjoy the art-making technique, which is helping them to decelerate and view their feelings extra evenly. The tangible made from their efforts permits consumers to evaluate and react to what they've got depicted, offering a lucid and secure framework for larger figuring out the motives and results in their anger. This publication attracts jointly contributions from artwork therapists who paintings in a large choice of contexts, together with paintings with offenders, psychological healthiness consumers, consumers with mind harm and people with melanoma, with the view of aiding consumers to regulate their anger extra constructively. This optimistic, functional quantity can be of significant curiosity to paintings therapists and scholars, in addition to practitioners operating with indignant consumers in numerous fields reminiscent of psychological well-being, probation, counselling and drugs.

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Enrique's Journey

By Sonia Nazario

An unbelievable tale that places a human face at the ongoing debate approximately immigration reform within the usa, now up to date with a brand new Epilogue and Afterword, images of Enrique and his relations, an writer interview, and more—the definitive version of a vintage of latest America
 
in response to the Los Angeles Times newspaper sequence that gained Pulitzer Prizes, one for function writing and one other for characteristic images, this page-turner concerning the strength of relatives is a well-liked textual content in study rooms and a touchstone for groups around the state to have interaction in significant discussions approximately this crucial American subject.
  
Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy searching for his mom, 11 years after she is compelled to go away her ravenous family members to discover paintings within the usa. Braving incredible peril, usually clinging to the perimeters and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels via opposed worlds filled with thugs, bandits, and corrupt law enforcement officials. yet he pushes ahead, counting on his wit, braveness, desire, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. while you're going to learn just one nonfiction publication this yr, it should be this one.”
 
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“Magnificent . . . Enrique’s Journey is set love. It’s approximately relatives. It’s approximately home.”The Washington submit booklet World
 
“[A] searing document from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing because it is heartbreaking.”People (four stars)
 
“Stunning . . . As an experience narrative by myself, Enrique’s Journey is a precious learn. . . . Nazario’s striking piece of reporting [turns] the present immigration controversy from a political tale right into a own one.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Gripping and harrowing . . . a narrative begging to be told.”The Christian technology Monitor
 
“[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”Newsday

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