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Hope Leslie: or Early Times in Massachusetts

by John Matteson Catharine Maria Sedgwick

A spirited freethinker amid an oppressive Puritan community, Hope Leslie champions independence for women and justice for Native Americans. Her best friend Magawisca, the daughter of a Pequot chief, defies tribal authority to rescue a white man from death and restore a kidnapped girl to her family. This frontier novel paints an intriguing portrait of life in seventeenth-century New England as it explores the tumultuous relations between Puritans and Pequots.Author Catharine Sedgwick ranks among the founders of American literature. Her richly plotted books abound in unforgettable characters like Hope Leslie, whose challenges to the social order range from rejecting a unwanted suitor to freeing wrongfully imprisoned Indians. Packed with politics, philosophy, and romance, this novel offers a fascinating depiction of women's efforts to build the new republic and claim their rightful place in history.

Swedish Film Classics

by A. Kwiatkowski

Memorable stills from great cinematic tradition -- Ingeborg Holm (1913) to Wild Strawberries (1957). Complete credits, synopsis, commentary for each film. Introduction, critical biographies of directors.

East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon & Other Norwegian Fairy Tales

by George Webbe Dasent

Ten stories from great Asbjørnsen and Moe collection include title story plus "Shortshanks" -- the tale of a wee lad who manages to defeat giant ogres -- "Princess on the Glass Hill," "Why the Sea Is Salt," "The Twelve Wild Ducks," "The Mastermaid," "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," and 2 other stories.

Lost Continents

by L. Sprague Camp

A leading authority examines the facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include the classical works from which Plato drew his proposal of the existence of an island continent, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, the Lemurian Continent theory, K. T. Frost's equation of Atlantis with Crete, and many other citations of Atlantis in both famous and lesser-known literature. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports include accounts of actual expeditions searching for the sunken continent and attempts to prove its existence through comparative anatomy and zoology.

Everyday Life of the North American Indian

by Jon Manchip White

This book by the author of several outstanding studies of ancient peoples vividly recounts the story of the Native Americans -- from their earliest beginnings as immigrants from the Asian mainland, to their lives as tragic figures on U. S. government-authorized reservations.A story of great depth and perspective, Everyday Life of the North American Indian traces the subjects' various roles in the New World: as nomad, hunter, and farmer; as athlete, warrior, parent, and spouse; as witch doctor, worshipper, artist, and craftsman.Enhanced with more than 100 illustrations, this comprehensive, highly readable book will be valued by students of American history and welcomed by all those intrigued by Native American culture.

Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13

by Come-Packt Furniture Co.

A comprehensive home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, reprinted from a rare original, illustrating and describing 400 items from beds and highboys to arm chairs and kitchen cabinets, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home. With invaluable information on woods, finishes, upholstery, colors, more.

The Principles of Scientific Management

by Frederick Winslow Taylor

For more than 80 years, this influential work by Frederick Winslow Taylor -- the pioneer of scientific management studies -- has inspired administrators and students of managerial techniques to adopt productivity-increasing procedures. Indeed, this book laid the groundwork for modern organization and decision theory.As an engineer for a steel company, Taylor made careful experiments to determine the best way of performing each operation and the amount of time it required, analyzing the materials, tools, and work sequence, and establishing a clear division of labor between management and workers. His experiments resulted in the formulation of the principles expounded in this remarkable essay, first published in 1911.Taylor advocated a scientific management system that develops leaders by organizing workers for efficient cooperation, rather than curtailing inefficiency by searching for exceptional leaders someone else has trained. The whole system rests upon a foundation of clearly defined laws and rules. Moreover, the fundamental principles of scientific management apply to all kinds of human activities, from the simplest individual acts to the most elaborate cooperative efforts of mighty corporations. Correct application of these principles, according to Taylor, will yield truly astonishing results.

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

by Vladimir Rojansky

Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this well-known and popular textbook provides an introduction to the physical principles, mathematical apparatus, and typical applications of classical electromagnetic theory. Beginning with the notion of scalar fields, Professor Rojansky leads the student through vectors and vector fields, the laws of Ohm, Joule, Coulomb, and Faraday, static electricity, and continues all the way to Maxwell's equations for bodies at rest, and to examples of electromagnetic waves. A particularly useful feature of the book is the author's introduction and explanation of the necessary mathematics as he goes along, rather than presuming student understanding. Although an extensive background is not necessary, a general knowledge of physics and calculus is a prerequisite. Throughout the book, the development of each topic is explicit and unhurried, an approach intended to avoid basic misconceptions that lead to major misunderstandings later on. Short exercises help the student test his grasp of the material, and the text is studded with diagrams and illustrations that supplement the content and elucidate many hard-to-visualize concepts. The book ends at a point where the use of Maxwell's equations in several important problems has been illustrated, and students are prepared to proceed to a variety of further topics. Professor Rojansky brings many years of experience both as a teacher and a scientist (including ten years of advanced research at TRW Space Technologies Laboratories) to this lucid discussion of the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields and waves. His extensive pedagogical background enables him to communicate difficult concepts with great clarity.

Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color

by H. A. Ogden

Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray the gamut of U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress, between 1774 and 1889. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 beautifully reproduced plates depict all ranks in complete regalia, with accessories such as weapons, horses, and other accoutrements. Captions.

The Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers

Regarded as one of the best spy stories ever written, this is the classic Secret Service novel. More like fact than fiction, it holds a special place in the affections of spy-novel fans for its richness of technical detail about inshore sailing, its highly sympathetic characters, an unsurpassed narrative style, and a setting and plot that recapture the European political scene on the eve of World War I.Two young Englishmen, Davies and Carruthers, head for the Baltic Sea in the late 1890s for a holiday of sailing and duck-shooting. The mood gradually darkens as Davies discloses his suspicions of espionage in the North Frisian Islands, and Carruthers joins in an investigation that develops into a series of increasingly dangerous intrigues. Norman Donaldson, an expert on detective and suspense fiction, offers an Introduction with details about the author as well as the novel's background and its place in the history of the spy-novel genre.

Reform or Revolution and Other Writings

by Rosa Luxemburg

A polemic writing by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, it defines the position of scientific socialism on the issues of social reforms, the state, democracy, and the character of the proletarian revolution.Reform or Revolution opposes Edward Bernstein's revisionist theories, which rejected Marxism in favor of trade unionism and parliamentary procedures. Luxemburg offers articulate and reasoned objections to all of Bernstein's arguments. She defends the necessity for socialism, which provides an answer to the contradictions and inevitable crisis of the capitalist economy, along with a means for a transformation in working class consciousness. This essay remains a key explanation of why there can be no parliamentary road to socialism. It appears here together with Luxemburg's writings on "Leninism or Marxism," "The Mass Strike," and "The Russian Revolution."

Contemporary Designs for Glass Etching

by Sherri Boldt

Easy to master -- even with its intricate patterns -- glass etching is an art form that can turn a piece of plain glass into a work of art. This practical guide to the craft provides glassworkers with more than 60 attractive, original designs, ideal for applying to dozens of projects.Patterns ranging from nautical themes and Art Nouveau designs to florals, butterflies, and borders are accompanied by instructions for attaining perfect results. Also included is a list of materials needed for making etched glass art at home.

The Sport of the Gods

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

A landmark in African-American literature, this powerful turn-of-the-century novel was among the first realistic depictions of ghetto life and language. Written by a renowned poet, essayist, and lecturer who was the son of former slaves, its fictional portrayal of social and political issues within an early-twentieth-century black community foreshadowed the later works of such luminaries as James Baldwin and Richard Wright. As the story opens in the post-Civil War South, Berry Hamilton, his wife, and children are living happily in a cottage on Maurice Oakley's prosperous plantation. Employed there for thirty years, the black couple has been loyal and enjoyed a comfortable life--before and after emancipation. But their good fortune changes abruptly when money is discovered missing from Oakley's mansion. Berry is wrongfully accused of theft and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. Evicted from the plantation, the rest of the family flees to New York's Harlem to start anew. But the lure of the city's vices is more than they can handle. Without their patriarch's guiding hand, they fall victim to its temptations with serious consequences for each of them. Hailed by Booker T. Washington as "the Poet Laureate of the Negro Race," Paul Laurence Dunbar broke new ground with this poignant novel, entertaining readers with lively dialogue and dialect, as he influenced a nation's social conscience.

Great Ships in New York Harbor: 175 Historic Photographs, 1935-2005

by William H. Miller

A vibrant profile of New York Harbor, this illustrated chronicle traces the great port's history from its heyday in the 1930s to the present. Its informative text, complemented by 175 vintage photographs, conveys fascinating details in a conversational tone, making it as interesting to read as it is to browse.Great Ships in New York Harbor captures the bustling excitement of the busiest marine terminals in the world. It ranges from the elegant sophistication of the ships in the uptown piers known as Luxury Liner Row to the commercial hubbub of the downtown docks and their freighters, tramp steamers, tugs, and barges.Maritime expert William H. Miller, Jr., ranks among the best guides to the Port of New York. The author of numerous books on ships, he has traveled aboard all manner of vessels, often in the capacity of guest lecturer or journalist. Miller's books feature personal recollections and anecdotes from passengers who sailed on historic ships, and his unique selection of new and different pictures offers fresh perspectives on even the most-well-known vessels.

The Great Roman-Jewish War

by Flavius Josephus

An eyewitness account of a historical turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, The Great Roman-Jewish War chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from A.D. 66-70. Its author was a leader among the Jewish resistance in Roman occupied Judea during the first century -- until he switched sides and collaborated with Rome, becoming an adopted member of the imperial family and assuming the name Flavius Josephus.For centuries, Flavius Josephus' histories of the tumultuous era that saw the collapse of Jewish independence and the rise of Christianity were more widely read in Europe than any book other than the Bible. The Great Roman-Jewish War is among the few sources of information about Judaism during the first century. As such, it provides an essential background for an understanding of both the beginning of modern Judaism and of the New Testament within its historical setting. It also offers a fascinating self-portrait of a turncoat general whose story is as much a rationale for his collaboration as it is a record of events.This edition features a detailed biographical sketch of the author as well as appendixes with helpful maps, genealogies, and a chronological table.

Fifty Years in Chains

by Charles Ball

Charles Ball's simply stated verbal account of the shocking events in his life provides gripping details of Southern slavery before the Civil War. His recollections and observations encompass the manner in which he was treated by planters and slaveholders in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia; the conditions and treatment of other slaves; the state of morals among cotton planters; and the perils and suffering of fugitive slaves.One of the earliest and most important slave narratives, this account provides a valuable primary source on early nineteenth-century Southern plantation life. An inspiring story of courage and perseverance, it is essential reading for students of American history and African-American studies.

The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia

by Samuel Johnson

The distinguished English writer's only novel provides a compelling glimpse of his moral views as he assails 18th-century optimism and man's unrealistic estimates of what life has to offer. Rasselas ponders such subjects as romantic love, flights of imagination, the great discoveries of science, and speculations about the meaning of happiness.

Great Self-Portraits

by Carol Belanger Grafton

What does a self-portrait tell us about the artist? Readers are invited to find out in this unique addition to Dover's popular Art Library Series. Drawings in pen, ink, and charcoal, as well as etchings and engravings, encompass 45 splendid self-portraits. Subjects range from such 15th-century artists as Gentile Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci, and Albrecht Dürer to a host of 19th-century masters: James Whistler, Auguste Rodin, Vincent van Gogh, Berthe Morisot, Aubrey Beardsley, and many more. Among the other artists depicted here is the avid self-portraitist Rembrandt van Rijn, in one of his trademark hats, along with Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco de Goya, William Blake, and Camille Pissarro. Artists, art historians and art lovers will enjoy discovering the emotions, character traits, and nuances of personality revealed in these masterly self-portraits.

The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

A scion of the famous Adams family of American statesmen, historian Henry Adams crafted this well-known autobiographical work, which reflects his constant search for order in a world of chaos. He cast himself as a modern everyman, seeking coherence in a fragmented universe and concluding that his education was inadequate for the demands of modern society.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

Easy Ways to Enlarge Your German Vocabulary

by Karl A. Schmidt

Although there are many books that cover German grammar and syntax, remarkably little modern attention has been given to the practical problem of acquiring a German vocabulary. Yet building up or enlarging a basic vocabulary can be one of the most time-consuming and most difficult tasks for the student, if he approaches it by the conventional method of word lists or reading notes. As the present book, by Karl A. Schmidt, Assistant Professor of German at the University of San Francisco, shows, there are modern techniques for building vocabulary efficiently.Professor Schmidt's work builds upon the close relationship of German to English, as well as upon the easy and rational processes that are used in German for word formation. Cognates and words of common foreign origin between English and German are covered, as well as the creation of new words by compounding, by affixes, and other modifications. Concentrating on useful, modern vocabulary, this book is remarkably clear in its presentation and will (in addition to its specific considerations) leave the reader with a sense of the patterns of word formation, so that he can go farther on his own.This book can be used as a supplement to any language course, for self-study by a student who has already had grammatical basics, or as a refresher. The extensive practice examples that are included (with a key at the rear) will enable the reader both to increase his knowledge and to check his progress.

Wings & Things in Origami

by Stephen Weiss

The sky's the limit for papercrafters who want to take the next step with their art. Here are thirty-two origami models that really fly! A new spin on an ancient Japanese craft, action origami is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough to delight experienced folders. Plus, there's no cutting, gluing, or taping required--all you need is paper and a little patience and you're ready for takeoff! For centuries--since paper was first invented in China--people have been using their creativity to fold paper into a range of imaginative shapes. Now Stephen Weiss, a world-class origami creator who has exhibited models in England, Tokyo, and New York City, has taken this art form skyward. The clever designs, made by folding squares or rectangles of paper (even dollar bills!), include a Manta Ray, Blackboard Bomber, Mach III Jet, SST, and Flying Nun, plus the more traditional Swooping Hawk, Origami Kite, Gliding Swan, Flying Fish, Seagull, and twenty-two others. Fold them, fly them, gift them, and most of all, have fun with them!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

by Tom Dam José Dol-Jansen Sija Geers-van Gemeren Ria Zuurbier Johan Nahuis

In dit boek worden de fysische en technische principes van MRI beschreven. Ook worden de meest voorkomende MRI-onderzoeken besproken, waarbij de relevante anatomie, pathologie en indicaties worden behandeld, evenals de positionering van de pati#65533;nt. Behalve voor MBB'ers (Medisch Beeldvormings- en Bestralingsdeskundigen) in opleiding, is Magnetic Resonance Imaging ook bij uitstek geschikt voor afgestudeerde MBB'ers die zich willen specialiseren op het gebied van MRI. Het boek is ook een goede introductie voor artsen in opleiding. Dit boek is een vervolg op, en afgeleid van de boeken 'Techniek in de radiologie' en 'Radiodiagnostisch onderzoek'. Vanaf 2010 zijn deze twee boeken vervangen door drie nieuwe delen, die sterk zijn uitgebreid en geactualiseerd: 'Computertomografie', 'Radiologie' en 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging'. Aan deze editie is een onlineomgeving StudieCloud toegevoegd. Via www. studiecloud. nl heeft de lezer toegang tot online verrijkingen, zoals toetsvragen en samenvattingen per hoofdstuk en deeplinks met betrouwbare informatie, samengesteld door de auteurs van het boek. 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging' maakt deel uit van de boekenserie Medische Beeldvorming en Radiotherapie. De uitgave van deze boeken is een initiatief van het project Samenwerkingsverband Leermiddelen, bestaande uit de redacties in samenwerking met auteurs uit het werkveld.

Big Data Analytics

by Sharma Chakravarthy P. Krishna Reddy Ashish Sureka Subhash Bhalla

This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Big Data Analytics, BDA 2017, held in Hyderabad, India, in December 2017. The 21 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions and cover topics on big data analytics, information and knowledge management, mining of massive datasets, computational modeling, data mining and analysis.

Intelligent Human Computer Interaction

by Patrick Horain Catherine Achard Malik Mallem

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction, IHCI 2017, held in Evry, France, in December 2017. The 15 papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. The conference is forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results at the crossroads of human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, signal processing and computer vision. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Personal Analytics and Privacy. An Individual and Collective Perspective

by Dino Pedreschi Riccardo Guidotti Anna Monreale Serge Abiteboul

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Workshop on Personal Analytics and Privacy, PAP 2017, held in Skopje, Macedonia, in September 2017. The 14 papers presented together with 2 invited talks in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book and handle topics such as personal analytics, personal data mining and privacy in the context where real individual data are used for developing a data-driven service, for realizing a social study aimed at understanding nowadays society, and for publication purposes.

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