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Covering the full history of the Ottoman Empire, from its genesis in post-Mongol Eurasia to its dissolution after the Great War in Europe, this textbook takes a holistic approach, considering the Ottoman worldview - what it was, how it came together, and how it fell apart. Douglas A. Howard stresses the crucial role of the Ottoman sultans and their extended household, discusses the evolution of the empire's fiscal model, and analyzes favorite works of Ottoman literature, emphasizing spirituality, the awareness of space and time, and emotions, migration, violence, disease, and disaster. Following how people spent their time, their attitudes towards authority, how they made their money, and their sense of humor and sense of beauty, this illustrated textbook is an essential resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate, courses on the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, Islamic history, and the history of Eastern Europe. The book includes over eighty illustrations, maps and textboxes.
This Companion, the first dedicated to the philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens, gives readers a sense of why he has held such a prominent place in literary and political culture from antiquity to the present and has been a favourite author of individuals as diverse as Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, and Leo Tolstoy. It also sets out the major problems and issues that are at stake in the study of his writings, while simultaneously pointing the way forward to newer methodologies, issues, and questions. Although Xenophon's historical, philosophical, and technical works are usually studied in isolation because they belong to different modern genres, the emphasis here is on themes that cut across his large and varied body of writings. This volume is accessible to students and general readers, including those previously unfamiliar with Xenophon, and will also be of interest to scholars in various fields.
Mohs surgery is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer and allows for the removal of a skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin and a high cure rate. However, for those involved with the Mohs procedure, it is critical to understand the optimal preparation and interpretation of frozen sections.Complete with hundreds of high resolution figures, Atlas of Practical Mohs Histopathology is written by leading experts in the field and discusses everything from normal skin histology and rare tumors to pitfalls and incidental findings. Dermatologic surgeons, Mohs cutaneous surgeons, dermatopathologists and pathologists alike will find this book to be a comprehensive and indispensable reference. Complete with hundreds of high resolution figures, Atlas of Practical Mohs Histopathology is written by leading experts in the field and discusses everything from normal skin histology and rare tumors to pitfalls and incidental findings. Dermatologic surgeons, Mohs cutaneous surgeons, dermatopathologists and pathologists alike will find this book to be a comprehensive and indispensable reference.
The Everything Candlemaking Book: Create Homemade Candles in House-Warming Colors, Interesting Shapes, and Appealing Scentsby Marie-Jeanne Abadie
Now, with The Everything Candlemaking Book, you can enjoy the charm of candles every day, rather than reserve them only for holidays or fancy dinner parties. Home candlemaking is not only much more economical than buying premade candles--it's also a lot more fun! The Everything Candlemaking Book is a complete guide to making all kinds of candles at home, beginning with what you need to get started. Easy-to-follow steps lead you through the process of candlemaking--from making simple tapers and columns to layered, moulded, twisted, and more. Beautiful full-color photographs provide inspiration for creativity, whether you're designing your own unique shapes and color combinations or attempting advanced techniques.This guide includes all you need to know to get started:tools and supplies neededinstructions on how to make candles for holidays and special occasionsartistic techniques, such as chip, twisted, and applique candlesguidance on using unique containerstips on how to incorporate candles into ritualshints on adding scents and personal touches to your candlesand so much more!With The Everything Candlemaking Book, you'll be making homemade candles for yourself and your friends in no time!
This in-depth case study evaluates the recent evolution of the Italian real estate market, which has lately been subject to two interlocking phenomena: a serious devaluation of physical assets and, at the same time, a deep legislative innovation of the vehicles investing in this asset class. The novelty of the legal framework of some of the Italian real estate investment vehicles and the recent developments in the market make this detailed analysis a fascinating addition to the literature. The book starts with an analysis of the Italian real estate sector, covering the evolution and performance in light of the economic crisis and the most recent legislative innovations. Italian real estate investment vehicles are then compared with a broader European perspective. Each Italian investment vehicle (real estate investment funds, real estate fixed capital investment companies and real estate investment trusts) is then analysed in both legal and financial details, providing insights into management structure, the rights and powers of investors, the typical investment process and the related costs. The different management models are then compared in order to assess their advantages and disadvantages, especially for institutional investors. The performance measurement of Italian closed-end alternative investment funds and the phenomenon of discount to net asset value for listed real estate investment funds are then subject to a theoretical and empirical examination.
Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding--and cost-effective--way to eat better for less. However, you might think you lack the space necessary to grow a functioning garden. With this guide, however, you'll learn how to maximize your space and grow delicious vegetables and herbs cheaply and efficiently, whether you have a small backyard or just a windowsill! The book includes expert information on:How to align plants for maximum compatibility and organic pest deterrenceBuilding small-space necessities, including self-watering containers and vertical plantersA variety of plans designed to maximize the amount of food generated at several specific price pointsProductive gardening can and should be a reality for you, regardless of the amount of land you own. This book has everything you need to grow fresh produce in any size space, at any time of year!
The Year-Round Harvest: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Eating, and Preserving the Fruits and Vegetables of Your Laborby Catherine Abbott
Do you . . .. . . love harvesting juicy heirloom tomatoes--but are at a loss for how to extend their shelf life?. . . dig up buckets full of robust potatoes--but don't know how to store them to resist rot?. . . dream about growing vibrant, crisp greens into the colder months--but can't come up with a system that works?If so, this book is for you. Inside, you'll find all you need to grow and store an abundance of fresh food that will leave you wanting more! Complete with variables to consider given your own growing situation, this one-stop guide features illustrations and trusted advice for getting your hands dirty and planting with preservation in mind.In addition, you get 150 recipes--from Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Dried Tomato Risotto to Lavender Blueberry Jam and Fresh Mint Chutney--that help you make your just-picked, homegrown harvest work for you in the most delicious and satisfying way.With this valuable resource, you can forget limp grocery store offerings and instead enjoy your very own bright, flavorful--and nutritious--produce that's in season every season!
This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions--a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." -- Mathematics Teacher.
Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle, Sprocket, are back on the case, in the second Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Kernel of Truth.Despite Rebecca Anderson’s best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he’s once again trying to butter her up—but the TV exposure for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, is too good to turn down. Things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake to film in her shop, and Rebecca discovers Antoine’s assistant electrocuted in a hotel bathtub. Now the police want Antoine to come clean. Her ex may be a pain, but he’s no killer. So Rebecca decides to bag the real culprit. If she isn’t careful, however, she may be the next one getting burned.INCLUDES POPCORN RELATED RECIPES!
Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces of a mysterious hidden past—before it's too late.Wade, Lily, Darrell, and Becca fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.Supports the Common Core State Standards
This mirror for princes sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English for the first time, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and political authority in late medieval / early modern Islamic society.
Burt's Bees . . . Crocs . . . MySpace . . .Every time a new story about how some nobody from nowhere got rich producing some clever new product in his garage, you may think, ôWhy canÆt I do that?ö Well, anyone canùthe trick is to take those good ideas and build them into great products that can succeed in the marketplace. In this book, you will get the 12-step plan you need to make your new product or service a profitable reality. You will learn important skills for success, including how to:Refine their idea to attract a target audienceResearch the competitionFind the right manufacturerCreate appropriate brand messagingBuild buzz online and beyondWork trade shows and conventionsWritten by a woman with no formal business experience who turned her own idea into a million-dollar company, this book is the pragmatic yet inspiring guide every aspiring entrepreneur is looking for.
Routing and Switching Essentials Lab Manual contains all the labs and class activities from the Cisco Networking Academy course. The labs are intended to be used within the Cisco Networking Academy program of study.
This book shows you how to know and validate yourself, your purpose in life, body type, psychological personality, astrological soul personality, religious faith, spiritual path for personal transformation. It examines various approaches to self-knowledge, wholeness, elimination of bad habits, addictions and wrong beliefs, your compatibility with other souls in relationships, and practical ways for aligning body-mind-soul to awakened spirit for wholeness. The book connects knowledge of oneself to a life of wholeness and harmony with others. The author shares his personal story about how he came to understand his divided self, personality, purpose and the struggles he has encountered on the path of wholeness of self.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Quitter and Start comes the definitive guide to getting your dream job.When you don't like your job, Sunday isn't really a weekend day. It's just pre-Monday. But what if you could call a Do Over and actually look forward to Monday?Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you’ve had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another. Now it’s time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, so you can call a Do Over on your career, at any age. You’ll need a Do Over because you’ll eventually face at least one of these major transitions: • You’ll hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself. • You’ll experience a Career Bump and unexpectedly lose your job, requiring strong relationships to survive. • You’ll make a Career Jump to a new role, requiring solid character to push through uncertainty and chaos. • You’ll get a surprise Career Opportunity, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it. Jon Acuff’s unique approach will give you the resources to reinvent your work, get unstuck, and get the job you’ve always wanted!
"Run, Dick, run!" Now you may be the one who wants to run--but as a parent, it's often from invasive strangers, inconsiderate parents, and well-meaning but overbearing grandparents.See Dick Bite Jane is a primer for handling every parenting pitfall--featuring true tales of "Uh-ohs!" and "Oh, nos!" from moms and dads just like you. Etiquette expert Elise Mac Adam doles out helpful, straightforward advice designed to put bullies in their place--whether those bullies are sandbox strong-arms, nasty neighbors, or your own little angel-turned-devil.A scraped knee? How simple that can be! With the help of Mac Adam (Dick and Jane, too!), you can keep the busybodies and n'er-do-wells at bay with the same confidence--it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Familiesby Mike Adamick
It's time for serious family fun!Get ready to take playtime to the next level with Dad's Book of Awesome Projects! Inside, you;ll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop there! This book shows you and your kids how to build:Comic book shoesRope swingsHomemade goo slimeEggshell cupcakesOl'-fashioned fruit crate scooterBest of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad!
Dad's Book Of Awesome Recipes: From Sweet Candy Bacon to Cheesy Chicken Fingers, 100+ Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy!by Mike Adamick
As featured the Today Show, and in Parents Magazine It's time for serious kitchen fun!Sweet, buttery Cinnamon Raisin Fresh Toast Sticks. Crispy, crunchy Bottom-of-the-Bucket Drumsticks. Ooey-gooey Microwave S'mores. Whether your kids have been preparing their own lunches for years or are just starting out in the kitchen, Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes is your all-in-one guide to helping them create tasty meals your whole family will devour. From PB&J Bites and Veggie Rolls to Pasta alla Carbonara and Cheesy Rice–Stuffed Tomatoes, this cookbook offers step-by-step instructions for concocting a variety of yummy dishes that are perfect for snacktime, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bursting with 100+ kid-friendly recipes, each page helps you inspire your little chef to take the lead in the kitchen and make culinary creations of their own.Complete with advice on teaching them cooking basics, Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes encourages you and your kids to unleash your creativity as you whip up tasty meals in one of the most fun rooms in the house!
Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family!by Mike Adamick
The science behind, "But, why?"Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind:Chemistry, with Soap CloudsBiology, with Hole-y WallsPhysics, with Straw Balloon Rocket BlastersPlanet Earth, with Acid RainThe Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time!
A candid, often hilarious guide for anyone who "just doesn't get" Alcoholics Anonymous.In this unprecedented book, A. J. Adams uses self-deprecating humor, entertaining anecdotes, and frank descriptions to introduce anyone who "just doesn't get" Alcoholics Anonymous to the complete "Undrunk" lifestyle.My eyes wandered around the room, taking in the strange collection of humanity seeking to claim me as a fellow sufferer. If variety is the spice of life, this crowd was the jambalaya of affliction.Beginning with the story of his first AA meeting, he takes the mystery out what goes on behind closed doors, dispelling misconceptions of AA as cultlike, secretive, campy, or lowbrow. He then presents a user-friendly history and introduction to AA, explaining the Steps, Traditions, terms, and sayings--all punctuated by honest, often hilarious descriptions of his own struggles and eventual transformation to "getting" the program.
As a combat photographer, Analise Thordarson has seen things through her lens that no one should. But it's the personal losses that brought her home to Canada and her widowed grandfather, whose stables are facing foreclosure.Hotshot corporate lawyer Erik Sigurdson breezes into town with two things on his agenda: to avenge his sister's death and survive a two-week family reunion. Reuniting with his ex, Analise, is not part of the plan, but she just might be his salvation.If she'll pretend to be his fiance, he'll lend her the money to pay off her grandfather's debts. But when their fake engagement is complicated by a very real pregnancy, Analise and Erik must sort out just who is using whom and if this faux relationship could lead to a real future.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
It's always sexy when he runs the company...but she commands his heart. These 10 couples know exactly what suits them and where to draw the line between business and pleasure. Find out who's boss on these perfect lunchtime breaks!An Inconvenient Love: To expand his real estate business, Luca Castellioni needs an English-speaking secretary and a wife, so he strikes a bargain with pretty stranger Sophia Stevens. She's fascinating, and soon enough he wants more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his new wife has reconstructed her own life without him. Can love overcome the obstacles between them?Urgent: One Nanny Required: Rania George is offered a sweet gig babysitting a boy she adores. Only catch? She has to fly to Hollywood--a place she loathes--and spend three weeks with his devastatingly handsome and arrogant father.Slow Ride: Mechanic Cooper Moretto rolls up on trouble with a capital T when he spots Kyla O'Grady's '67 Mustang Coupe by the side of the road. The new gal in Aston Falls is out of cash and he's short-handed, so an employment trade makes sense. But there's danger following Kyla. Can their love vanquish the threat?Bride by the Book: Small-town Arkansas attorney Garner Holt badly needs an assistant to sort out his cluttered office, but he didn't expect a super-secretary like Miss Angelina Brownwood. She's perfect until an online search reveals a flaw: Angelina isn't a secretary. But does her secret mean she's not the girl for him?Looking for Prince Charming: Glory agrees to pose as her boss's girlfriend while he campaigns for Lord Mayor of Melbourne--which might not be the best idea since she's already in love with him!Battling the Best Man: Now a Chicago resident, Dr. Kory Flemming can't say no to returning home for her best friend's wedding. Trouble is, Will Mitchell, the only man smart enough to keep pace with Kory in high school, is the best man, and he's up to his usual flirtatious tricks. Can they set aside their rocky past to make a new future together?A Man for All Seasons: There are crazier ways to spend a holiday. At least that's what journalist Janey Turner keeps telling herself when she agrees to spend Thanksgiving with the editor she's never met in person before. But the chemistry that flares between her and Joe Argenti is as hot and unexpected as the lightning strike that soon ignites Casper Mountain. Will her professional dreams cost her a merry Christmas?Act of Love: When you're young and passionate about your first theatre job, you do everything your director tells you, right? Not if you're Marigold Aubrey, who can't seem to resist speaking her mind around charismatic Tor Douglas. But is she trying for the part, or his heart?Edie and the CEO: Edie Rowan is passionate about workers' rights, but when her protests backfire, championing the little guy gets her in trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk. He sends her to attend management camp--and even drives her there himself. When they let down their professional guard, sparks fly and secrets are revealed.The Meatball Mistress: Ryan Garridy is a diehard commitment phobe, struggling to keep his Italian restaurant afloat. The last thing he needs is to hire Cara Manzoni, a woman who skipped out on paying for her meal. Unless, that is, this secretive stunner can save more than just his livelihood.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Investment banker Jonathan Davis has spent the last ten months renovating his Italian villa and getting over a nasty divorce from his supermodel wife. As a favor to a friend, he escorts Olivia Chapman to a medieval festival and can’t help but fall for the gorgeous woman. When he discovers she’s a model, however, his innate sense of risk analysis tells him to bail. Then his ex-wife abandons his previously unknown daughter at his door, and it’s Olivia who steps in to help. But does Jonathan dare capitalize on his desire and venture his heart again?Olivia Chapman has hidden her ugly childhood scars under the glamour of her modeling career. She thinks her pretty face is her only asset, until she discovers a talent for motherhood when a frightened toddler literally arrives on the doorstep. Olivia can’t bear to see another child go unloved. But caring for Hannah means staying with Jonathan, a man she finds almost impossible to resist.When a big surprise leaves both Olivia and Jonathan reeling, their mutual attraction could end up destroying their futures . . . or healing the past once and for all.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Neither wanted love in their marriage. But you don’t always get what you want.Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college. After seven years on her own, she is no farther ahead than the day she walked out on her old life and started again. So when super-sexy Italian property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she’s intrigued. Financial security and life in a beautiful Italian villa in exchange for attending a few business functions and typing some letters seems very convenient. Until she breaks the most definite term of their arrangement: she falls in love with her husband.Luca Castellioni lives for his job restoring beautiful buildings to their former glory. When his business expansion plans are hampered by the need for an English-speaking secretary and a wife, he does what any efficient businessman would do and combines his requirements. But when his fascination with his wife distracts him from business, he wishes there was more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his wife has reconstructed her own life, without him.When their respective lives pull them in opposite directions, they must decide: will they continue to put their businesses first, or allow love to overcome the obstacles between them?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Is anything more romantic than Paris in spring? Certainly! Love takes flight in these three satisfying tales of women willing to go to the ends of the earth to make their dreams come true, and the heroes who are waiting for them there:Singapore Fling: Lalita Evans's father hired Jeremy Lakewood in the family's international conglomerate, and now he's tagging along as she oversees their interests across eight countries in three weeks. Will Jeremy risk his livelihood and all the success he's achieved to win the woman who haunts his dreams?An Inconvenient Love: Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college, so when property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she's intrigued. But do they really want to continue to put business first, or will they allow love to overcome the differences between them?An Inconvenient Desire: Investment banker Jonathan Davis retreats to his Italian villa to lick his wounds, so his flirtation with runway model Olivia Chapman is just that. But when his ex dumps their toddler daughter on his doorstep, Olivia's assistance is a godsend that shakes up his world in more ways than one.Sensuality Level: Sensual
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