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Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System

by Lee Grieveson

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media, principally in the form of cinema, was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced by institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks, as well as the emergence of a corporate media industry and system supported by state policy and integral to the establishment of a new consumer system. Lee Grieveson shows how media was used to encode liberal political and economic power during the period that saw the United States eclipse Britain as the globally hegemonic nation and the related inauguration of new forms of liberal economic globalization. But this is not a distant history. Cinema and the Wealth of Nations examines a foundational conjuncture in the establishment of media forms and a media system instrumental in, and structural to, the emergence and expansion of a world system that has been—and continues to be—brutally violent, unequal, and destructive.

The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

by Niko Besnier Susan Brownell Thomas F. Carter

Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet money, perform witchcraft, and ingest substances. Sport is a microcosm of what life is about. The Anthropology of Sport explores how sport both shapes and is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Core themes discussed in this book include the body, modernity, nationalism, the state, citizenship, transnationalism, globalization, and gender and sexuality.

An Amish Winter: Home Sweet Home, A Christmas Visitor, When Winter Comes

by Barbara Cameron Amy Clipston Kelly Irvin

Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston(Previously published in An Amish Home)Down on their luck and desperate after being evicted from their small apartment, Chace and Mia O’Conner reluctantly take Chace’s Amish boss up on his offer to rent them the daadi haus located on his property. They are certain they will never feel at home in the rustic cabin without any modern conveniences, and they start to blame each other for their seemingly hopeless situation. But with the help of their new Amish friends, Chace and Mia begin to enjoy their cozy cabin and realize that home really is where the heart is.A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin(Previously published in An Amish Christmas Gift)Frannie Mast knows her parents have good intentions when they send her back to Bee County, Texas, to live with her aunt and her aunt’s new husband Mordecai. After all, Frannie knows nothing can come of a relationship with Rocky, the handsome Englisch farm boy back in Missouri. But all bets are off when Rocky follows Frannie to Texas to plead his case.When Winter Comes by Barbara Cameron(Previously published in An Amish Gathering)It's been too long since Rebecca put on her skates and flew across the ice. Five years have passed since a winter accident took her twin Lizzie and left Rebecca heartbroken. Ben has waited for her all that time, and at last she's starting to heal. But has too much time passed for their hearts to reconnect?

Imperfect Justice

by Cara C. Putman

“This is the way legal thrillers are meant to be—compelling, intelligent, and deeply satisfying.” —Randy Singer, author of Rule of LawTHE POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WAS A MURDERER. EMILIE WESLEY KNOWS THEY CAN’T BE TALKING ABOUT HER CLIENT . . . CAN THEY?To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl—and find a future for themselves in the process?

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love

by Jodie Berndt Jim Daly

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t.With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.

The Healing Slow Cooker: Lower Stress * Improve Gut Health * Decrease Inflammation

by Jennifer Iserloh Alice Gao

This collection of 60 set-it and forget-it recipes aims to support a variety of wellness goals for optimal health. From Detox and Calm to Rebuild and Strengthen and more, each chapter's recipes utilize specific ingredients that help lower stress, decrease inflammation, and improve gut health. Combining the convenience of a slow cooker with accessible ingredients like ginger, mushrooms, chocolate, and turmeric, these dishes are simple enough for home cooks of any skill level. Each chapter comes with a detailed guide to the featured healing ingredients, making it easy to explore how they benefit the body. Start the journey to healthful eating with the flip of a switch!

The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30

by Melissa Hartwig

Featuring 150 all new, Whole30-compliant recipes—all fast and easy to prepare Millions of people have transformed their lives with Whole30, yet co-creator Melissa Hartwig wants to make it even easier to achieve Whole30 success—with delicious, compliant, fast, and easy recipes. This follow-up to the best-selling The Whole30 Cookbook is packed recipes designed to get you out of the kitchen fast, so you can enjoy all the benefits of your Whole30-inspired lifestyle.The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook features: Recipes perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on timeNearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or lessCreative, delicious meals using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarketMelissa's favorite kitchen hacks, designed to save time and money while maximizing flavor Whether you’re doing your first Whole30 or your fifth, or just looking for some healthy, fast, and easy recipes to try, this collection is a must-have for any kitchen.

The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles, Book Five

by Karen English Laura Freeman

Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren’t sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn’t look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike! Meanwhile, Gavin’s Great-Aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again, and Gavin is sure she’ll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time. Offering spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action, this gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance.

Ever the Brave

by Erin Summerill

The sequel to Ever the Hunted, whichSarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series called "absolutely marvelous." After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost. The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Diabetic Living Eat Smart, Lose Weight: Your Guide to Eat Right and Move More

by Diabetic Living Editors

A practical and innovative guide to weight loss for people who want to take control of their health with simple changes to their diet and lifestyle—from the experts at Diabetic Living This newest addition to the Diabetic Living collection is ideal for people with diabetes who want to lose weight by learning how to eat healthfully and move more. The first part of the book features more than 100 healthful, calorie-conscious, and carb-counted recipes—from budget-friendly meals to perfectly portioned snacks—plus tips on how to conquer cravings and stay on track. The second part shows easy ways to add movement every day. Everyone will find ways to meet their weight loss goals and get fit, including how to get started with stretching exercises tailored to specific needs. All exercises include variations so that readers will not have to buy gym equipment to complete a workout.

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

by Ursula K. Le Guin Karen Joy Fowler

Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.”On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?”On breakfast: “Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime.” Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she’s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice—sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical—shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula’s online writing, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her unceasing wonder at it: “How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.”

Collected Poems

by Galway Kinnell Edward Hirsch

The definitive collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award winner Galway Kinnell. “It’s the poet’s job to figure out what’s happening within oneself, to figure out the connection between the self and the world, and to get it down in words that have a certain shape, that have a chance of lasting.” —Galway Kinnell This long-awaited volume brings together for the first time the life’s work of a major American voice. In a remarkable generation of poets, Galway Kinnell was an acknowledged, true master. From the book-length poem memorializing the grit, beauty, and swarming assertion of immigrant life along a lower Manhattan avenue, to searing poems of human conflict and war, to incandescent reflections on love, family, and the natural world—including "Blackberry Eating,” "St. Francis and the Sow," and “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps”—to the unflinchingly introspective poems of his later life, Kinnell’s work lastingly shaped the consciousness of his age. Spanning 65 years of intense, inspired creativity, this volume, with its inclusion of previously uncollected poems, is the essential collection for old and new devotees of a “poet of the rarest ability . . . who can flesh out music, raise the spirits, and break the heart.” (Boston Globe)

Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

by Sam Wasson

From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate—and often hilarious—history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular. At the height of the McCarthy era, an experimental theater troupe set up shop in a bar near the University of Chicago. Via word-of-mouth, astonished crowds packed the ad-hoc venue to see its unscripted, interactive, consciousness-raising style. From this unlikely seed grew the Second City, the massively influential comedy theater troupe, and its offshoots—the Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, SNL, and a slew of others. Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv in this richly reported, scene-driven narrative that, like its subject, moves fast and digs deep. He shows us the chance meeting at a train station between Mike Nichols and Elaine May. We hang out at the after-hours bar Dan Aykroyd opened so that friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner would always have a home. We go behind the scenes of landmark entertainments from The Graduate to Caddyshack, The Forty-Year Old Virgin to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we commune with a host of pioneers—Mike Nichols and Harold Ramis, Dustin Hoffman, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many more. With signature verve and nuance, Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half-century—and the most influential one today.

Konstruktives Zeichnen Maschinenbau

by Ulrich Kurz Herbert Wittel

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Digitalisierung im Einkauf

by Florian Schupp Heiko Wöhner

Dieses Buch beschreibt anschaulich, wie die Digitalisierung den Einkauf in Unternehmen auf unterschiedlichste Weise beeinflusst und ver#65533;ndert. Zahlreiche Beitr#65533;ge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis zeigen Gestaltungsm#65533;glichkeiten und geben Hinweise zur praktischen Umsetzung. Dabei umfasst der Einkauf neben den klassischen Bereichen Lieferantensuche, Verhandlung und Nominierung auf der einen Seite auch die Lieferantenentwicklung in Bezug auf Qualit#65533;t und Technologie sowie auf der anderen Seite das Supply Management mit dem Ziel der Sicherstellung einer effizienten Produktion und Produktionssteuerung. In diesem Gestaltungsbereich des Einkaufs werden zehn Ansatzpunkte f#65533;r Digitalisierung verortet und inhaltlich skizziert. Die Umsetzung der Digitalisierung im Einkauf erm#65533;glicht Chancen sowohl f#65533;r Eink#65533;ufer als auch f#65533;r Lieferanten.

Informationssysteme im wertorientierten Controlling

by Jürgen Petzold Markus Westerkamp

Dieses Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch vermittelt anschaulich und praxisnah das Grundverst#65533;ndnis f#65533;r Controlling-Informationssysteme am Beispiel der fiktiven Unternehmen Campus Bicycle Allround GmbH und IDES. Der beispielhaft dargestellte praktische Einsatz ausgew#65533;hlter real existierender Controlling-Informationssysteme zeigt Nutzenpotenziale und Chancen sowie m#65533;gliche Risiken f#65533;r Unternehmen auf. Der typische Controlling-Arbeitstag in unterschiedlichen Systemumgebungen wird verglichen, zahlreiche Fallbeispiele vertiefen die Einsicht in und das Verstehen der systembasierten Unternehmensplanung und -steuerung.

Development Aid—Populism and the End of the Neoliberal Agenda

by Viktor Jakupec

This volume examines the impact of the Trump presidency on development aid. It starts out by describing the rise of national populism, the political landscape and the reasons for rejection of the political establishment, both under Trump and internationally. Next, it gives a historical-political overview of development aid in the post WW-II era and discusses the dominant Washington Consensus doctrine and its failure. It then provides a critique of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) discourse and reviews the political economy of ODA, the discourse, and the conditionalities that are barriers to socio-economic development. The final chapters explore the question of Trumponomics as an alternative to the global neoliberal ODA, and the potential impact of Trumponomics' on ODA. The book concludes with thoughts on the potential future directions for ODA within the 'ideals' of Trumponomics and national populism.

Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration

by Rajendra Prasath Ashish Ghosh Rajarshi Pal

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration, MIKE 2017, held in Hyderabad, India, in December 2017. The 40 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 139 submissions. The papers were grouped into various subtopics including arti ficial intelligence, machine learning, image processing, pattern recognition, speech processing, information retrieval, natural language processing, social network analysis, security, and fuzzy rough sets.

The Patent Medicines Industry in Georgian England

by Alan Mackintosh

In this book, the ownership, distribution and sale of patent medicines across Georgian England are explored for the first time, transforming our understanding of healthcare provision and the use of the printed word in that era. Patent medicines constituted a national industry which was largely popular, reputable and stable, not the visible manifestation of dishonest quackery as described later by doctors and many historians. Much of the distribution, promotion and sale of patent medicines was centrally controlled with directed advertising, specialisation, fixed prices and national procedures, and for the first time we can see the detailed working of a national market for a class of Georgian consumer goods. Furthermore, contemporaries were aware that changes in the consumers' 'imagination' increased the benefits of patent medicines above the effects of their pharmaceutical components. As the imagination was altered by the printed word, print can be considered as an essential ingredient of patent medicines. This book will challenge the assumptions of all those interested in the medical, business or print history of the period.

The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out

by Dr Michael Mosley

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet comes a life-changing look at your gut—home to your “second brain”—and the crucial role it plays in your health and your weight.Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons—as many as you would find in the brain of a cat—and is home to the microbiome, an army of tiny organisms that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many “good” gut bacteria leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity. Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by feeding the “good” bacteria that keep you healthy and lean, while staving off “bad” bacteria that contribute to weight gain and disease. Dr. Mosley also shares a simple two-phase healing program, an effective way to repair and replenish the microbiome and to ease intestinal distress. Discover how foods like chocolate, red wine, and cheese can be part of a gut-healthy diet; how fasting can strengthen the gut and boost “good” bacteria; how changing your microbiome can undo the damage of yo-yo dieting; and how opening a window (and other simple acts) can improve gut health. Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Gut Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health for the rest of your life.

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook

by Michael Mosley Sarah Schenker Dr Clare Bailey

Combat diabetes with this essential companion to New York Times bestselling Dr. Michael Mosley’s groundbreaking The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, featuring over a hundred delicious and healthy recipes.The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet revealed new, staggering scientific studies on diabetes and demonstrated a revolutionary 8-week plan, including an 800-calorie daily diet, to reverse the disease’s effects. Now continue battling diabetes with these simple and delectable recipes that can lower your blood sugar level and help you shed unwanted pounds. Also discover updated nutritional advice, tips for home cooks of every skill level, and detailed menu plans. It’s never too late to fight off diabetes, and with the recipes in The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook, it’s possible to ensure more long-term health benefits in an easy and effective manner!

How to Build Egyptian Boat Models: Patterns and Instructions for Three Royal Vessels

by Jack Sintich

The ancient Egyptians were avid model makers. Many of their miniature masterpieces were replicas of boats, lovingly handcrafted from the finest woods and often decorated with rich materials such as ivory. Amazing examples of Egyptian maritime art and technology, many of these models remain intact today, displayed and admired in museums and private collections centuries after they were masterfully crafted.Concise, authoritative, and easy to follow, this unique guide shows modern shipwrights how to build three ancient Egyptian boat models following the same expert techniques used by craftsmen thousands of years ago. A beginner's skill level is all that's needed to expertly construct the royal sailing ships of King Khufu (ruled ca. 2551-2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled ca. 1479-1458 B.C.) and the great Ramses II (ruled ca. 1279-1213 B.C.). Learn how to select the proper wood and gather the appropriate tools and materials. Follow simple guidelines for every aspect of construction, from hull to sails to rowing oars--even building the display stand. Replicate the paints and colors used for the original Egyptian models. And discover ancient free-hand painting techniques, including how to create authentic hieroglyphic symbols to decorate your project. A profusion of detailed patterns and diagrams--plus photographs of each finished model--accompany the text, guiding crafters step-by-step to shipbuilding success.

Metamorphosis: Nature's Magical Transformations

by Alvin Silverstein Virginia Silverstein

With this easy-to-read book, children will discover the facts behind the seemingly magical conversions that transform a wooly caterpillar into a graceful butterfly and a swimming tadpole into a leaping frog. This book presents a well-illustrated look at how some baby animals develop from a larval stage into a completely different creature.

Easy-to-Make Dollhouse Quilts

by Janet Wickell

Add the perfect "Home, Sweet Home" touch to your dollhouse with these easy-to-make miniature quilts. This expert guide offers step-by-step instructions for foundation piecing, a machine-sewing technique widely used in the late nineteenth century and revived by today's busy quiltmakers. With foundation piecing, you don't need to handle tiny patches of fabric, so creating your 1"-scale masterpiece is remarkably easy.Ten gorgeous patterns appear here: Watercolor Weaves (a variation of the ever-popular Log Cabin pattern), Southwestern Skies, Midnight Stars, Springtime T's, and six others. Blocks range from 1" to 1 1/4" square. Helpful layouts will assist you in determining color values and placement.Even beginners can follow these simple instructions, and experienced quilters will savor the opportunity to try some lovely variations in a miniature format.

Lineage of Loss: Counternarratives of North Indian Music

by Max Katz

In the middle of the nineteenth century a new family of hereditary musicians emerged in the royal court of Lucknow and subsequently rose to the heights of renown throughout North India. Today this musical lineage, or ghar n , lives on in the music and memories of only a small handful of descendants and players of the family instrument, the sarod. Drawing on six years of ethnographic and archival research, and fifteen years of musical apprenticeship, Max Katz explores the oral history and written record of the Lucknow ghar n ,tracing its displacement, loss of prestige, and erasure from the collective memory. In doing so he illuminates a hidden history of ideological and social struggle in North Indian music culture, intervenes in ongoing debates over the anti-Muslim agenda of Hindustani music’s reform movement, and reanimates a lost vision in which Muslim scholar-artists defined the music of the nation. An interdisciplinary, postmodern counter-history, Lineage of Loss offers a new and unsettling narrative of Hindustani music’s encounter with modernity.

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