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The Western Front: Landscape, Tourism and Heritage (Modern Conflict Archaeology Ser.)

by Stephen Miles

The Western Front has become, once again, and after 100 years, an important and increasingly popular tourist destination. The Centenary is already encouraging large numbers of visitors to engage with this highly poignant landscape of war and to commemorate the sacrifice and loss of a previous generation. Interest is also being sharpened in the places of war as battle-sites, trench-systems, bunkers and mine craters gain a clearer identity as war heritage. For the first time this book brings together the three strands of heritage, landscape and tourism to provide a fresh understanding of the multi-layered nature of the Western Front. The book approaches the area as a rich dynamic landscape which can be viewed in a startling variety of ways: historically, materially, culturally, and perceptually. To illustrate these two dominant interpretations of the regions landscape commemorative and heritage are highlighted and their relationship to tourism explored. Tourism is a lens through which these layers can be peeled away, and each understood and interacted with according to the individuals own knowledge, motivation, and degree of emotional engagement. Tourism is not regarded here as a passive phenomenon, but as an active agent that can determine, dictate and inscribe this evocative landscape. The Western Front: Heritage, Landscape and Tourism is a timely addition to our increasing interest in the First World War and the places where it was fought. It will be indispensable to those who seek a deeper understanding of the conflict from previously undervalued perspectives.

The Western Front-North: 100th Anniversary Edition (Major And Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides)

by Tonie Holt Valmai Holt

Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this is a companion volume to the Holts Western Front South Guide. Between the two, they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book covers 15 of the most significant battles of the northern area from Nieuwport to just north of The Somme.Whether travelling on the ground or in the mind, the reader is carefully guided through the battlefields with a mixture of succinct military history, cameo memories and stories of VCs and other personalities, interspersed with references to the literature and poetry of the war.This guidebook is based on Tonie and Valmai Holt's 30 years experience of researching, guiding tours and writing about the area, with their unique blend of male and female points of view. It is written to the high standards that have come to be expected of these highly respected authors who are credited with pioneering the modern battlefield tour and whose guide books are referred to as 'The Bibles' . This new edition contains: Brief Historical Background and Summary of each battle, Opening Moves and What Happened, with appropriate quotations Sketch Map for each battle showing battle lines, routes etc and all points of interest described on each timed itinerary Large Sketch Map putting the battlefields (north and south) into perspective Memorials, Museums, Sites of Interest (bunkers, craters etc) War Grave Cemeteries Allied and German GPS Location for every recommended stop War Graves and Commemorative Associations Cameos about individual personalities Useful Tourist Information Where to stay and eat

The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology

by John Bowden Alan Richardson

The Westminter Dictionary of Christian Theologyis an important reference for any pastor, scholar, or student of theology. The articles are clearly written, historically informative, and conceptually clarifying. The entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use. Related ISBN 9780664227487

The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology

by John Anthony Mcguckin

The early centuries of the Christian era were marked by a variety of theological ideas in differing stages of development. Numerous theologians emerged with proposals about what the Christian church should believe and how theological ideas related to each other. Some of these theologians gained more prominent status and their ideas became sources on which others built. Patristic theology is thus a formative period, a yeasty time in which theological doctrines took on many stages of complexity. This outstanding handbook by a leading specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, socio-cultural developments, and controversies of this period, extending to the ninth-century. McGuckin's introductory essay outlines the main intellectual issues in the early church. His concluding Bibliographic Guide Essay and General Bibliography also features a Website Resources Guide to assist readers with additional ways to study this period. The entries are written to help those with no previous theological knowledge understand the major dimensions of each topic. The result is an eminently useful, reliable, and unique resource.

What American Women Did, 1789-1920: A Year-by-Year Reference

by Linda Miles Coppens

A reference chronicling women's lives and accomplishments year-by-year from the emergence of the republic in 1789 through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Chapters on each year look at women's everyday lives in areas of domesticity, work, education, religion, the arts, law and politics, and joining forces. Includes a wealth of b&w historical photos, plus tables of statistics on birthrates, immigration, and education. Coppens is an independent scholar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

What Are Hyenas Laughing at, Anyway?

by David Feldman

David Feldman answers puzzling questions submitted by readers of his popular, quizzical series.

What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

by Peter D'Epiro Mary Desmond Pinkowish

Can you name...Newton's 3 laws of motion?The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse?The 5 pillars of Islam? The 6 wives of Henry VIII?The 7 kinds of plane triangles? The 8 Beatitudes?If you're not sure about the answers to the above, this is the book for you. A compendium of 101 culturally significant particulars from the fields of mythology, religion, literature, history, science, mathematics, art, and music, What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? is a stimulating fusion of facts and fun that makes for an invaluable reference and an entertaining diversion.Questions are grouped in sections according to the number of items in their answer (all the 3s, all the 4s, all the 5s, etc.), so that the answers are in the form of easily memorized lists. You won't find Luther's 95 theses, or the 264 Popes, for example, but you will find everything from the 3 sons of Adam and Eve all the way up to the 24 letters of the ancient Greek alphabet. This clever format lends itself well to quizzing and guessing, which gives it a deliciously sophisticated parlor-game quality. But for those who wish to delve a little deeper, there are thoughtful essays to go with each answer that include fascinating details and place the list in its larger cultural or historical context. Much more than a book of trivia, What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? offers a grand overview of the knowledge needed to appreciate many of the finest things in our cultural and intellectual life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Are the Ten Commandments? (What Was?)

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough Tim Foley Who Hq

Learn the story behind the ten laws that have been the guiding light of Judeo-Christian belief.Not just about Moses, whose origin story leaves open questions, this book looks back at the time when the commandments were written, how the belief in one all-powerful God set the Israelites apart from other ancient peoples, and the roles the Ten Commandments have played in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also looks at what each individual commandment means and how together they form the basis of leading a moral life as well as forming a just government.

What Colleges Don't Tell You

by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

From the author of What Colleges Don't Tell You, 250 secrets for raising the kid colleges will compete to acceptThe headlines prove it: Competition for admission to America's top colleges is more cutthroat than ever. Gone are the days when parents could afford to let high school guidance counselors handle the admissions process alone-gone, also, are the days when a student could wait until senior year to prepare for it. As Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, a highly successful educational strategist, knows from working for over a decade with hundreds of middle- and high school students and their parents, if you want to raise a kid colleges will compete for, you must act, early and aggressively, as opportunity scout, coach, tutor, manager, and publicist-or be willing to watch that acceptance letter go to someone whose parents did. What High Schools Don't Tell You reveals 250 strategies to help parents stack the admissions deck in their kid's favor, gleaned from Wissner-Gross's expertise and from interviews with parents of outstandingly high achievers-strategies that most high school guidance counselors, principals, and teachers simply don't know to share. From identifying exactly which academic credentials will wow an admissions committee to which summer programs and extra-curriculars can turn an ordinary applicant into a must-have, What High Schools Don't Tell You demonstrates how hands-on parental involvement early in a child's high school career is essential to achieving college admissions success.

What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?: 200 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers

by Andrew Thompson

BAFFLING AND BIZARRE.ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING.This witty and compulsive collection of trivia will captivate and surprise you with its fun and funky revelations: Why is New York called "the Big Apple"? How do people count cards at casinos? What keeps the head on a glass of beer? Why don't you ever see baby pigeons? Why is getting married called tying the knot?

What Do I Do If...?

by Eric Grzymkowski

Easy solutions for life's toughest scenarios When there's a 1 in 12 million chance of a shark attack occurring and a 1 in 5 chance of bed-bug infestation, it's easy to see which scenario is worth preparing for. What Do I Do If...? helps you solve the far more common, but no less devastating, of life's little curveballs. From accidentally dropping your ring down the drain to blowing out a tire at 65 mph to dealing with a friend who won't pay you back, each entry offers practical advice for fixing or getting out of just about any situation. With these handy instructions, you'll finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief when your boss comes onto you, your brakes fail, or you get trapped in an avalanche. Filled with 120 valuable solutions to life's toughest problems, this book is there to save the day when you run into some bad luck and have no idea what to do next.

What Do I Do If...?: How to Get Out of Real-Life Worst-Case Scenarios

by Eric Grzymkowski

Easy solutions for life's toughest scenariosWhen there's a 1 in 12 million chance of a shark attack occurring and a 1 in 5 chance of bed-bug infestation, it's easy to see which scenario is worth preparing for. What Do I Do If...? helps you solve the far more common, but no less devastating, of life's little curveballs. From accidentally dropping your ring down the drain to blowing out a tire at 65 mph to dealing with a friend who won't pay you back, each entry offers practical advice for fixing or getting out of just about any situation. With these handy instructions, you'll finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief when your boss comes onto you, your brakes fail, or you get trapped in an avalanche.Filled with 120 valuable solutions to life's toughest problems, this book is there to save the day when you run into some bad luck and have no idea what to do next.

What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know

by Diane Ravitch

What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know? Gives the results of the first nationwide test of American high school students' knowledge of history and literature, as well as fascinating insight into what teenagers are reading, how much television they watch, what influence their home environment has on their academic achievement, and what historical topics and literary works are included in (or have been dropped from) the school curriculum.

What do you say when...: Talking to People with Confidence on any Social or Business Occasion

by Florence Isaacs

A smart, useful tool, "What Do You Say When . . . " provides a complete guide to conversation in a variety of circumstances.

What Does it Mean to be Human? Life, Death, Personhood and the Transhumanist Movement (Anticipation Science #3)

by D. John Doyle

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical and moral issues in relation to human enhancement and the various related medical developments that are now rapidly moving from the laboratory into the clinical realm. In the book, the author critically examines technologies such as genetic engineering, neural implants, pharmacologic enhancement, and cryonic suspension from transhumanist and bioconservative positions, focusing primarily on moral issues and what it means to be a human in a setting where technological interventions sometimes impact strongly on our humanity. The author also introduces the notion that death is a process rather than an event, as well as identifies philosophical and clinical limitations in the contemporary determination of brain death as a precursor to organ procurement for transplantation. The discussion on what exactly it means to be dead is later applied to explore philosophical and clinical issues germane to the cryonics movement. Written by a physician/ scientist and heavily referenced to the peer-reviewed medical and scientific literature, the book is aimed at advanced students and academics but should be readable by any intelligent reader willing to carry out some side-reading. No prior knowledge of moral philosophy is assumed, as the various key approaches to moral philosophy are outlined early in the book.

What Does the Earth Sound Like?: 159 Astounding Science Quizzes

by Eva Everything

An all-ages quiz book that makes learning science fun, from the Discovery Channel science quizmaster and author of What Does the Moon Smell Like? From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, this quiz book explores anything and everything in a fun, user-friendly format. Topics include the Earth, the moon, and the stars; satellites and space travel; pets and other animals; nature and the environment; the brain and the body; and the psychology of food, behavior, success, and attraction. The introductions to each question are peppered with interesting tidbits of information, and the fascinating answers to these quiz questions are explained in detail and given full context. Whether used as an individual brain workout or as a fun game at social gatherings, What Does the Earth Sound Like? is smile-inducing and thought-provoking. “Playful questions like those in What Does the Earth Sound Like? can provide important insights and understanding . . . Delightful.” —Marty Hoffert, professor emeritus of physics, New York University Praise for What Does the Moon Smell Like? “This is a great book. It became a popular table game in the summer holidays with two teams competing with all the questions. It makes an excellent change from celebrity trivia.” —Peter Gabriel, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer “Proving that science can be wildly fun with each new page, this book reads like a mad scientist’s Trivial Pursuit . . . A book that will surely provide hours of thought-provoking and amusing entertainment.” —Scene Magazine

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

by Peter Ginna

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

by Melissa Rossi

Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat. Among the things you'll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation: What is the difference between Kurdistan and Kazakhstan? Why did North Korea's leader kidnap his favorite actress? Why is Osama bin Laden so mad? Which countries still have slaves? Why is Kashmir "the most dangerous place in the world?" What country has the most Muslims? Why are they fighting in Chechnya? What little box prompted Hutus to kill Tutsis? Who is Prince Turki and how did his hunting trip change history? How are cows fueling the fighting between India's Muslims and Hindus? Which country drew maps that have resulted in the most intractable wars? What is controversial UN Resolution 242? What makes Qatar stand out? What country does Sumatran coffee come from? What country's fakes forced the US to redesign the $100 bill? Who is the FARC and why have they been fighting for decades? An entertaining guide to political science, current events, foreign affairs, and history, What Every American Should Know about the Rest of the World gives you the vocabulary and background you need to decipher the modern world in a simple-to-understand format.

What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World

by Melissa Rossi

Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who's pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they've done (and are still doing). Get the lowdown on: Pfizer Halliburton Monsanto Oprah Winfrey WTO & IMF Wal-Mart Rupert Murdoch Al Qaeda Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

What Every Driver Must Know: Michigan

by The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office

This newest edition of What Every Driver Must Know has a new look and size. A resource guide is presented in the back of the booklet that provides other sources for information, such as websites, printed materials and a customer service number if you want to know more about the topics in What Every Driver Must Know.

What Every Driver Must Know Michigan

by Michigan Department of Transportation

What Every Driver Must Know Michigan

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex (Second Edition)

by Stephanie Buehler

<p>The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. <p>Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist.</p>

What Every Mom Needs

by Elisa Morgan Carol Kuykendall

On the occasion of its 10-year anniversary, this revised and updated version of What Every Mom Needs takes a look at what moms need, or want, for themselves during the busy years of mothering young children. Morgan (President of MOPS International) and Kuykendall (Director of Strategic Projects at MOPS International) are candid and articulate as they explore how meeting her personal needs of Identity, Growth, Relationship, Help, Perspective, and Hope enables a woman to be a better mom.

What Every Science Student Should Know (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

by Justin L. Bauer Andrew H. Zureick Yoo Jung Kim Daniel K. Lee

"I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. . . . We must understand and circumvent this dangerous discouragement. No one can predict where the future leaders of science will come from."--Carl Sagan In 2012, the White House put out a call to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million. Since then, hundreds of thousands of science students have started down the path toward a STEM career. Yet, of these budding scientists, more than half of all college students planning to study science or medicine leave the field during their academic careers. What Every Science Student Should Know is the perfect personal mentor for any aspiring scientist. Like an experienced lab partner or frank advisor, the book points out the pitfalls while providing encouragement. Chapters cover the entire college experience, including choosing a major, mastering study skills, doing scientific research, finding a job, and, most important, how to foster and keep a love of science. This guide is a distillation of the authors' own experiences as recent science graduates, bolstered by years of research and interviews with successful scientists and other science students. The authorial team includes former editors-in-chief of the prestigious Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. All have weathered the ups and downs of undergrad life--and all are still pursuing STEM careers. Forthright and empowering, What Every Science Student Should Know is brimming with insider advice on how to excel as both a student and a scientist.

What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?: And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas

by Patti Lawson

“If you love your dog, this is the most important book you’ll ever read” (Jane Velez-Mitchell, New York Times–bestselling author). Here is an engaging, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issues—and their legal consequences—that affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic counsel, every chapter covers a different issue that dogs and their pet parents may face at some time. Author Patti Lawson presents these issues conversationally—not couched in legalese—so every pet parent, grandparent, or sibling will know what to expect. With real-life stories and real court cases, this book covers topics people rarely think to ask about or research—until it’s too late: Fighting city hall when a dog runs afoul of the law The rights of pet parents to take their dogs on public transportation Providing for a canine companion after an owner’s death Keeping custody of their pet should they divorce or separate Confiscation of a pet by a humane officer if they violate a city ordinance Housing rights and those of their dog Breed-specific legislation . . . and more! Pet parents can make sure their dog enjoys every legal right and protection available with the great advice and information Lawson presents in this book. What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over? is the go-to guide for keeping your pooch out of the pound and you out of court.

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