A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

By Christopher Corèdon

An curiosity within the heart a long time frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a notice or time period which isn't understood or simply imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of genuine aid to normal readers and experts alike. The dictionary comprises a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the criminal and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of way of life. Latin was once the language of the church, legislations and govt, and lots of Latin phrases illustrated listed below are usually present in glossy books of heritage of the interval; equally, the fitting that means of previous English and center English phrases may well elude ultra-modern reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that realizing the foundation and evolution of a observe offers a greater realizing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this present day, one other reduction to clarifying which means. CHRISTOPHER COREDON has additionally compiled the Dictionary of Cybernyms. Dr ANN WILLIAMS, ancient advisor at the undertaking, was once till her retirement Senior Lecturer in medieval heritage on the Polytechnic of North London.

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Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

By Anna L. Dallapiccola

Every one quarter of India is a land in its personal correct, with varied languages, customs, and cultural traditions. but shared social structures, firmly grounded in Hindu spiritual ideals, give you the cohesive strength that unites over one billion humans of other backgrounds. This dictionary presents an unequalled perception to all facets of Hindu lifestyles with illustrated entries that elucidate the heritage of Hinduism, its mythology, artwork, structure, faith, legislation, and folklore. Maps and entries at the significant towns and areas of pilgrimage in India, in addition to a concise chronology and an inventory of important dynasties, offer a transparent review of the geography, background, languages, and colourful non secular and cultural traditions of Hinduism. This quantity will function a full of life and crucial advisor for these getting ready a trip to India, for Indians residing within the West, for college students, or for somebody attracted to the subcontinent. 243 illustrations.

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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

By Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

With greater than a million solutions, this quantity includes greater than two times as many solutions as the other crossword dictionary. extra vital, it's the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively hide the clues and solutions that really look in present day most well liked crosswords, together with modern slang, words, and model names.

Meticulously compiled by way of crossword execs with a mixed thirty years within the box, and in accordance with a big research of present crosswords, there hasn't ever been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, intensity, and foreign money of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries comprise 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ movies, 20,000+ recognized humans from all fields, and greater than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so renowned in trendy crosswords.

Featuring an advent via New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million be aware Crossword Dictionary makes another crossword dictionary obsolete.

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Learning: The Owner's Manual (Owner's Manual for the Brain)

Cutting-edge, easy, and complete: the progressive advisor to the mind, now totally revised and updated

At delivery every one folks is given the main robust and complicated device of all time: the human mind. And but, as we good be aware of, it does not include an owner's manual—until now. during this unsurpassed source, Dr. Pierce J. Howard and his crew distill the very newest examine and obviously clarify the sensible, real-world functions to our day-by-day lives. Drawing from the frontiers of psychology, neurobiology, and cognitive technological know-how, but equipped and written for max usability, The Owner's guide for the Brain, Fourth variation, is your entire consultant to optimal psychological functionality and healthiness. it's going to be on each pondering person's bookshelf.

  • What are the constituents of happiness?
  • that are the easiest treatments for complications and migraines?
  • How will we grasp creativity, concentration, choice making, and willpower?
  • What are the simplest mind foods?
  • How is it attainable to spice up reminiscence and intelligence?
  • what's the mystery to getting an outstanding night's sleep?
  • how are you going to absolutely deal with melancholy, anxiousness, habit, and different disorders?
  • what's the influence of foodstuff, rigidity, and workout at the brain?
  • Is character hard-wired or fluid?
  • What are the simplest ideas whilst convalescing from trauma and loss?
  • How do moods and feelings interact?
  • what's the excellent studying setting for children?
  • How do love, humor, track, friendship, and nature give a contribution to well-being?
  • Are there methods of lowering adverse features similar to aggression, short-temperedness, or irritability?
  • what's the instructed remedy for concussions?
  • are you able to hold up or hinder Alzheimer's and dementia?
  • What are crucial parts to a profitable marriage and family?
  • What do the world's most appropriate managers learn about management, motivation, and persuasion?
  • Plus 1,000s extra topics!

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Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Surgery in Urology: Atlas of Standard Procedures

Operative urology has developed lately to incorporate laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries, that have ended in major advancements in caliber of life-related end result. however, education tools in urologic laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgical procedure differ significantly, and a dependent education scheme is needed to allow the fashionable urologist to evolve to and make optimum use of those recommendations. hence, the most aim of this surgical atlas is to lead the urologist rigorously via the entire normal laparoscopic and robot-assisted strategies. each one approach is gifted intimately with a variety of helping endoscopic photographs and diagrams. The reader is thereby accustomed to the various surgical steps and may gather the information valuable for trustworthy copy of the concepts in medical practice.

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Postmodernism For Beginners

By Jim Powell

If you're like most folks, you are not yes what Postmodernism is. And if this have been like such a lot books at the topic, it most likely would not inform you.

Besides what a couple of grumpy critics declare, Postmodernism isn't a host of meaningless highbrow brain video games. to the contrary, it's a response to the main profound religious and philosophical obstacle of our time - the failure of the Enlightenment.

Jim Powell takes the placement that Postmodernism is a chain of "maps" that aid humans locate their manner via a altering international. Postmodernism For Beginners positive factors the suggestions of Foucault on strength and information, Jameson on mapping the postmodern, Baudrillard at the media, Harvey on time-space compression, Derrida on deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari on rhizomes. The publication additionally discusses postmodern artifacts akin to Madonna, cyberpunk, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.

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Library: An Unquiet History

By Matthew Battles

“Engrossingly saturated with interesting lore, colourful anecdotes and deft portraits.”―Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times

throughout the a while, libraries haven't in basic terms collected and preserved but additionally formed, encouraged, and obliterated wisdom. Now they're in main issue. Former infrequent books librarian and Harvard MetaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and directly to the data Age, to discover how libraries are equipped and the way they're destroyed: from the scroll burnings in old China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the newest progressive upheavals of the electronic age. a brand new epilogue elucidates the renovation of information amid the inventive destruction of twenty-first century expertise. 10 illustrations

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The Bedside Baccalaureate: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals

By David Rubel

Many adults lengthy to make up for an schooling they both by no means had or that appeared by some means missing. Now they could fill within the gaps correct at domestic with The Bedside Baccalaureate sequence, which speaks on to this grown-up thirst for wisdom. full of colour photos, super readable, and with an beautiful presentation, it offers a enjoyable, no-pressure adventure that everybody will enjoy.

The objective of The Bedside Baccalaureate isn't the basic accumulation of trivialities, however the placement of evidence in the framework of information. The 20 courses——focused overviews of matters with which any well-educated individual would need to be familiar—are created via specialists of their fields with the purpose of constructing the subjects obtainable and interesting. each one path includes 18 one-page lectures that maximize readability with no compromising the integrity of the information. The lectures are circled, instead of clumped jointly, so as to add style to the interpreting event and to imitate the heady mixture of topics one encounters on this planet of the mind. you could dip into an collection of components through studying a web page at a time; or, if a path relatively grabs you, you could bypass forward. studying is contagious——once you start, it’s tricky to stop.

The classes are linked to one in every of 12 departmental “strands” as follows: 
American History
•Philosophy
•World History
•Economics
•English and Comparative Literature
•Classics
•Art History
•Environmental Science
•Mathematics and Engineering
•Physical Sciences
•Social Science           

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The Etiquette Advantage in Business:Personal Skills for Professional Success

Who says great men end final? In present day aggressive company surroundings, strong experience and daily manners could make the variation among getting forward and being left in the back of. In The Etiquette virtue in Business etiquette professionals Peggy publish and Peter submit assist you to meet the demanding situations of the enterprise international with the type of self-confidence and poise that may propel you to the head.

Written for company humans around the board, from the junior and mid-level diversity to higher administration, from the house place of work employee to the out of the country visitor, this finished source addresses the entire urgent matters in cutting-edge office. The Posts make it easier to use own talents to control employees extra successfully, make longer lasting contacts, win consumers, and shut deals--everything you must understand to get forward on your profession. furthermore, they give up to date recommendation on such sizzling button concerns as intercourse within the place of work, employee privateness, hiring and firing, and the secure criteria on formality which are sweeping throughout many industries.

You'll additionally locate useful recommendation on every little thing from writing persuasive company memos, letters, and e-mails to picking the suitable gown for either informal and formal places of work; from making plans and prime efficient conferences to getting effects at conventions and exchange indicates. There are pointers on interviewing and carrying out winning task searches; directions for company unique, from the corporate picnic to formal dinner events; suggestion on utilizing the newest applied sciences effectively--and courteously--and even more, together with an in depth primer at the social customs you must recognize while doing company abroad.

The CEO interview. the revenues presentation to the board of administrators. Dinner with the boss. Your assistant's annual evaluation. the corporate picnic. the 1st assembly with a brand new buyer the start-up of your personal enterprise. The present on your abroad host.

No subject the location within which you end up, The Etiquette virtue in Business might help you face the demanding situations of the company international with self assurance. As state-of-the-art place of work turns into an increasing number of aggressive, own abilities could make the entire distinction. Peggy submit and Peter submit will assist you use daily manners to get the consequences you want--and placed your self at the street to good fortune.

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The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders

This heritage offers an authoritative and entire creation to the studies of Pacific islanders from their first payment of the islands to the current day. It addresses the query of insularity and explores islanders' studies thematically, protecting such themes as early payment, touch with Europeans, colonialism, politics, trade, nuclear checking out, culture, ideology, and the position of ladies. It contains fabric at the Maori, the Irianese in western New Guinea, the settled immigrant groups in Fiji, New Caledonia and the Hawaiian monarchy and follows migrants to New Zealand, Australia and North the USA.

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