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Fighting Sail - Fleet Actions 1775-1815

by Peter Dennis Ryan Miller

In the years between 1776 and 1815, grand square-rigged sailing ships dominated warfare on the high seas. Fighting Sail is a tabletop wargame of fleet battles in this age of canvas, cannon, and timbers. Players take on the roles of fleet admirals from one of eight different national fleets: America, Britain, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Sweden in battles ranging from the American War of Independence to the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Each fleet has access to different ships, tactics, and command personalities - each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Offering a unique blend between detail and simplicity, the scenarios included enable the recreation of historic actions or 'what-if' scenarios. Join the battle and experience the adventurous age of the fighting sail!

Across A Deadly Field - The War in the West

by Mark Stacey John Hill

The War in the West, the new supplement for Across A Deadly Field brings to the tabletop the bitter struggles of the Western Theatre of the American Civil War. The special rules and scenarios included in this volume give players everything they need to recreate the battles, both great and small, of this theatre of the war. Battles such as Shiloh, Stone River, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Atlanta are presented in great detail, offering players of Across a Deadly Field not only a range of scenario options, but the ability to play through a full campaign.

Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) Self-Study Guide

by Glenn Warnock Ghassan Shaheen Mira Ghafary

A comprehensive resource for professionals preparing for Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) certification Networking professionals are taking note of Alcatel-Lucent and its quick ascent in the networking and telecom industries. IP networking professionals looking for a comprehensive guide to obtaining the Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) certification will be pleased to learn of this new publication, Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) Self-Study Guide: Preparing for the BGP, VPRN and Multicast Exams. The book comprises approximately 2,600 pages of print and additional online content, making it the foremost resource for those looking to make themselves IP subject matter experts. In this impressive resource, readers will find detailed information to prepare them for various sections of the Service Routing Architect certification, and to familiarize them with topics and learning material for three of the SRA written exams. Pre- and post-chapter assessment questions, sample written exam questions, and valuable lab exercises ensure that readers will gain knowledge and develop strategies for successfully obtaining certification. Other highlights of the book include: Offers a comprehensive look at certification topics through 1,500 pages of printed content and an additional 1,100 pages of authoritative online information Provides strategies for troubleshooting complex network problems Serves as the premier resource for Service Routing Architect certification--similar books do not offer this level of detail Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect (SRA) Self-Study Guide: Preparing for the BGP, VPRN and Multicast Exams has been developed for industry professionals working in network environments where Alcatel-Lucent products are deployed, and for industry professionals with Cisco and Juniper certifications looking to expand their knowledge and skill base. Engineers and networking professionals with an SRA certification from Alcatel-Lucent will be in high demand. Let this must-have learning resource prepare you for success!

CompTIA A+ Complete Lab Manual

by James Pyles

Boost your understanding of CompTIA A+ exam principles with practical, real-world exercisesDesigned to complement CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, this hands-on companion book takes you step by step through the tasks a PC technician is likely to face on any given day. It supports the theory explained in the test-prep guide with additional practical application, increasing a new PC technician's confidence and marketability. Various scenarios incorporate roadblocks that may occur on the job and explain ways to successfully complete the task at hand. In addition, each task is mapped to a specific A+ exam objective for exams 220-801 and 220-802.Tasks are divided into categories: hardware and software installation, hardware and software maintenance, and installing and upgrading operating systems, networks, and security systems. Designed to enhance factual study with practical application Explains step by step how to perform a variety of tasks that PC technicians commonly face on the job Tasks include installing or replacing a power supply or a laptop hard drive, installing or upgrading to Windows 7, scanning for and removing viruses, installing printer drivers, and troubleshooting a networkCompTIA A+ Complete Lab Manual gives you the hands-on experience you need to succeed in the real world.?

New Junior CookBook

by Betty Crocker

All new recipes are age-appropriate, kid-tested and kid-tasted. Recipes use short ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions. Written and designed to appeal to 8- to 12-year-old children who are just beginning to cook on their own, as well as those who have some cooking experience. Cooking Basics chapter covers all the things children need to know such as kitchen safety, menu-planning, basic nutrition information, and how to read food labels. New illustrations and new features make this a must-have reference cookbook for kids and their parents to use together. Simply delicious recipes kids will have fun preparing and the whole family will enjoy eating. Yummy recipes include: Farmhouse Breakfast Pizza, Sun-Up Sandwiches, Fast Fixin' Fajitas, Mighty Melts, Ooey Gooey Fudge Sauce, Raining Berries Turnovers. Includes recipes for special celebrations and diabetic exchanges.

The Social Media Management Handbook

by Nick Smith Robert Wollan Catherine Zhou

How do organizations manage social media effectively?Every organization wants to implement social media, but it is difficult to create processes and mange employees to make this happen. Most social media books focus on strategies for communicating with customers, but they fail to address the internal process that takes place within a business before those strategies can be implemented. This book is geared toward helping you manage every step of the process required to use social media for business.The Social Media Management Handbook provides a complete toolbox for defining and practicing a coherent social media strategy. It is a comprehensive resource for bringing together such disparate areas as IT, customer service, sales, communications, and more to meet social media goals. Wollan and Smith and their Accenture team explain policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities, metrics, strategies, incentives, and legal issues that may arise. You will learn how to:Empower employees and teams to utilize social media effectively throughout the organizationMeasure the ROI of social media investments and ensure appropriate business value is achieved over timeMake smarter decisions, make them more quickly, and make them stickGet the most out of your social media investment and fully leverage its benefits at your company with The Social Media Management Handbook.

The Business of Venture Capital

by Mahendra Ramsinghani

The definitive guide demystifying the venture capital business The Business of Venture Capital covers the entire spectrum of a venture capital business, from raising venture funds to structuring investments, value creation as board member and assessing exit pathways. Author Mahendra Ramsinghani covers the distinct aspects of the venture capital fund raising and investment process with insights and perspectives from leading experts. Interviewees include Limited Partners (LPs) such as Credit Suisse, Grove Street Advisors and General Partners (GPs) from Foundry Group, Spark Capital, Benchmark Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. If you're curious about venture capital businesses, you've found the only book that covers it all. - The first book to address the full investment cycle of the venture capital business - Demystifies the key aspects of the business - raising venture funds, fund-level due diligence and fund terms, structuring investments, value creation, and exits - Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association - Benefit from the experiences of the best-in-class practitioners, who have made investments in leading companies like Zynga, Twitter & Foursquare - Describes how venture capital is an art as well as a science In-depth and thorough, The Business of Venture Capital is the one book that includes insights, tools and real world examples every practitioner can benefit from.

Financial Markets, Banking, and Monetary Policy

by Thomas D. Simpson

Praise for Financial Markets, Banking, and MonetaryPolicy"A lucid treatment that takes on board shadow-banking,Dodd-Frank, the zero lower bound, and forward guidance. In short,all the key post-crisis issues."--Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economicsand Finance, University of Chicago"The financial sector is a vital component of the USeconomic machinery. The Federal Reserve works within this sector topromote its congressional mandates of maximum employment and lowinflation. Unfortunately, the contribution of the financial systemto the economy's performance is not well understood. Studentsof standard college courses on money, banking, and monetary policyoften find that the textbooks have not kept pace with the evolutionof the financial sector, including the rise of securitized financeand the Federal Reserve's evolving monetary operations. TomSimpson's book represents a huge step forward in this regard.His comprehensive exposition of the essential parts of thefinancial system and modern explanation of how the Federal Reservesupports the economy gives readers a much better understanding ofthe US financial system and the Federal Reserve."--James Glassman, Managing Director and Head Economist forthe Commercial Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co."Financial Markets, Banking, and Monetary Policy byTom Simpson provides a comprehensive introduction to the financialsystem, including the markets, institutions, and mechanisms offinance, as well as the role of the Federal Reserve and monetarypolicy. The economic principles underlying finance are woventhrough the chapters, and the book includes an insightfulintroduction into the causes of and responses to the recentfinancial crisis. Tom Simpson has had a front-row seat on financialdevelopments in recent decades and has written a book that providesan ideal introduction to the financial system and monetarypolicy."--Dan Sichel, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College

Study on the Auditing Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Revised Edition

by Jiayi Liu

A comprehensive guide to China's public, private, and internal audit system Study on the Auditing Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics provides a comprehensive overview of China's auditing practices. Recent years have seen the National Audit Office of China (CNAO) making remarkable headway not only in China by guaranteeing the healthy operation of the economy and society and improving national governance through government auditing, but also in the international arena by carrying out audits with the United Nations. With constant development in the practice, an audit theory with socialist Chinese characteristics has taken shape, centering on the premise that government auditing serves as the cornerstone and safeguard of national governance. At the XXI INCOSAI held in 2013 in Beijing, the theme of "national audit and national governance" proposed and chaired by CNAO, was met with widespread approval by participants from over 160 countries, and led to the endorsement of the Beijing Declaration, which makes it a priority and target for audit institutions to promote good national governance. To explore the nature and development of government auditing, this book probes into the history and reality, and theories and practices of auditing in various countries, and puts forward the assertion that, "as a cornerstone and important safeguard for national governance, government auditing is an 'immune system' endogenous within the synthetical system of national governance, with functions of precaution, revelation and defense." Furthermore, China's socialist auditing theory has been elaborated in nine aspects, nature, functions, goals, features, methods, management, framework of regulations and standards, IT application and culture, covering the new concepts, methodologies, techniques and achievements of China's government auditing. This book is highly relevant, practical, and readable. Jiayi Liu, the chief author, is the Auditor General of China and the current Chairman of INTOSAI Governing Board. In 2013 he won the United Nations Peace Prize in recognition of his auditing work for UN peacekeeping operations.

Virtual Banking

by Renaud Laplanche Dan Schatt

Technology is permanently transforming the banking industry, anddigital payments are the key Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: AGuide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation takes ahands-on approach to competing in the modern banking environment.Former PayPal Head of Financial Innovation Dan Schatt explores thereasons behind the massive consumer migration away from traditionalbanks, and provides clear, actionable guidance on beating newbanking models at their own game. Digital payment is the hottesttopic in banking today, and is set to define the future of theindustry.Consumers are rapidly abandoning traditional banks in favor ofinstitutions that are lower-cost and more consumer-centric. Betweenthe pace of financial regulatory reform and the cloud computingrevolution, the old banking model is on the fast track toextinction. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and VirtualBanking provides the information banks need to compete in thisnew environment, and details the integral implementation actionsthat will allow them to thrive. The book discusses real-worldinnovations from banks, non-banks, and up and comers, and the heavycompetition from the new outsource bank model. Topics include:The changing POS landscape and the need for digital walletpartnershipsShifting gears to greenfield market opportunities versusnon-profitable marketsDigital channel best practices for superior customerexperienceWhen to outsource, and what capabilities to truly ownCase studies including PayPal, Google, Square, Facebook,Twitter, and more illustrate acceleration of innovation throughbanking partnerships, as well as the mechanics behind banking'sbiggest, scariest threats. The trick to surviving the paradigmshift is to embody innovation while providing a superior customerproposition. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and VirtualBanking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulationprovides the inside track on managing the shift and dominating thenew marketplace.

Working Capital Management

by James Sagner

Stay liquid, think global, and better manage resources withthis authoritative guideWorking Capital Management is a comprehensive primer onkeeping your business financially competitive in the face oflimited access to short-term funds. With detailed insightapplicable to each phase in the business cycle, this authoritativeguide helps managers revamp current practices for more efficientuse of assets and liabilities, including more stringent monitoringand planning of collections, disbursements, and balances. Readerswill learn how to minimize investments in idle resources, and howto maximize the use of forecast data to better identify risk andthe optimal use of available funds. Case studies illustrate thepractical applications of the ideas presented, with particularattention given to cash budgeting, forecasting, bankingrelationships and other common scenarios with specificrequirements.Managing a company's short-term resources is both an artand a science. Effectively maintaining funds for ongoing activities- and keeping those funds liquid, mobile, and available- is a masterful skillset lacking in business. WorkingCapital Management offers practical advice for managers in thischallenging position, providing guidance that helps them:Learn the specific metrics at work in capital management, andthe problems that they can causeImprove cash management with robust fraud protection and betteruse of short-term instrumentsManage the issues that arise from accounts receivable,inventory, payables, information management, and internationalsourcesDevelop an effective management system for key points in theworking capital cycleThe recent liquidity crisis in the U.S. has thrown the spotlightonto those companies that have adjusted well to credit contractionand the weakened economy, and these success stories - some ofwhich are noted in the book - demonstrate that a positivebusiness outcome can be accomplished. Working CapitalManagement provides a clear look at a complex issue, withpractical, actionable, sustainable advice.ainable advice.

Peony

by Pearl S. Buck

The Nobel Prize-winning author's perceptive fable of cross-cultural passions in nineteenth-century ChinaIn 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family's son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family already has a rabbi's daughter in mind for David. Long celebrated for its subtle and even-handed treatment of colliding traditions, Peony is an engaging coming-of-age story about love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

The novel that T. S. Eliot called "the first, the longest, and the best of the modern English detective novels"Guarded by three Brahmin priests, the Moonstone is a religious relic, the centerpiece in a sacred statue of the Hindu god of the moon. It is also a giant yellow diamond of enormous value, and its temptation is irresistible to the corrupt John Herncastle, a colonel in the British Army in India. After murdering the three guardian priests and bringing the diamond back to England with him, Herncastle bequeaths it to his niece, Rachel, knowing full well that danger will follow. True to its enigmatic nature, the Moonstone disappears from Rachel's room on the night of her eighteenth birthday, igniting a mystery so intricate and thrilling it has set the standard for every crime novel of the past one hundred fifty years.Widely recognized, alongside the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as establishing many of the most enduring conventions of detective fiction, The Moonstone is Wilkie Collins's masterwork and one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

War and Peace: With bonus material from Give War and Peace A Chance by Andrew D. Kaufman

by Leo Tolstoy Andrew D. Kaufman

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. A s Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds--peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers--as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving--and human--figures in world literature.

Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson

The classic story collection by a great American masterSherwood Anderson's unforgettable story cycle has long been considered one of the finest works of American literature. The central character is George Willard, a youngartist coming of age in a quiet town in the heart of the Midwest, but his story is no more extraordinary than those of friends and neighbors such as Kate Swift, a lonely schoolteacher whose beauty inspires lust and confusion; Wing Biddlebaum, a recluse whose restless hands are the source of both his new name and the terrible secret that led him to abandon the old one; and Doctor Reefy, who hides his personal suffering by pouring it onto scraps of paper. With its uncompromising realism and unique narrative structure--twenty-two short tales linked by their setting and by a large cast of recurring characters--Winesburg, Ohio inspired an entire generation of writers, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and forever changed the depiction of small-town life in popular American culture.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Pointer

by Richard G. Beauchamp

An aristocrat bred for sports afield, the Pointer is the quintessential hunting dog, pure-bred in origin and unmistakable for his passion in the field. Bred and hunted in Britain for hundreds of years, this is a graceful, symmetrical and strong sporting dog. The Pointer is congenial and alert, making a terrific pet, a fine watchdog and an active weekend sports pal. Endowed with dignity, kindness and nobility, the Pointer possesses all of the desirable characteristics of a devoted companion dog. This Special Limited Edition serves as an excellent introduction to the Pointer, including a special section on the breed in the United States written by guest author WAYNE G. CAVANAUGH, and a lively chapter on the breed's characteristics and personality. Author Richard G. Beauchamp, respected dog show judge and breeder, also discusses the selection of a puppy, introducing the puppy to your safe home, house-training and obedience lessons. All of the basics of care and maintenance are detailed, including feeding the Pointer throughout his life, grooming, exercise and conditioning. Spectacular color photographs accompany a special chapter on preventive healthcare written by world-renowned veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman, including such vital topics as selecting a veterinarian, spaying/neutering and preventing the onset of parasites and infectious diseases. Whether you are a newcomer to the Pointer or a long-time owner, this new volume will be a treasured addition to your dog-book shelf.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

The celebrated remembrances of the man who led the Union to victory during the Civil WarCompleted just days before his death, Grant's Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant's autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant's meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House.Beloved and bestselling since its publication in 1885, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a seminal work of military history and one of the great achievements of American autobiography.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

She

by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard's classic tale of fantasy and adventure set in a lost world ruled by a two-thousand-year-old queenOn the occasion of his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey opens the locked iron box that is his birthright and finds an ancient potsherd. Following clues engraved on the relic, Vincey and the man who raised him, Cambridge professor Horace Holly, embark on a remarkable adventure that will take them from Victorian England to an uncharted region in East Africa. Surviving shipwreck, disease, and hostile natives, they discover a lost civilization no European has ever encountered--or lived to describe. They have entered the realm of the cruel and beautiful Ayesha, known to those who worship her as "She-who-must-be-obeyed." For two thousand years, the white queen has been waiting--for what, Vincey and Holly are about to find out.One of the bestselling novels of all time, She has held readers in its thrall for more than a century. Alongside Haggard's other classic, King Solomon's Mines, it established the conventions of the lost world fantasy genre, and has inspired some of our greatest thinkers and writers, from Sigmund Freud to J. R. R. Tolkien to Margaret Atwood.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The most infamous of horror stories--a disturbing examination of man's capacity for evilOne pitch-black London morning, a ghoulish little man tramples a young girl and continues heedlessly on his way. Caught by a passerby and returned to the scene of the crime, the man is forced to pay £100 in restitution. He produces ten pounds in gold and a check for the remainder. Curiously, the check bears the signature of the well-regarded Dr. Henry Jekyll. Even stranger, Dr. Jekyll's will names this same awful and mysterious little man, Mr. Hyde, as the sole beneficiary. Troubled by the coincidence, Dr. Jekyll's attorney visits his client. What he uncovers is a tale so strange and terrifying it has seeped into the very fabric of our consciousness.An immediate success upon its publication in 1886 and a cultural touchstone to this day, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most disturbing stories ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Christian Gnosis

by Richard Smoley C W Leadbeater

Then shall the candidate be bound upon the wooden cross . . . After the third day he shall be brought back from the dead and carried up to heaven to be on the right hand of Him from whom he came. Surprisingly, these lines are from an Egyptian initiation ritual thousands of years before the Christian drama. Linking the two is just one fascinating element in this profound introduction to esoteric Christianity, as timely today as when it was first published in 1920. Famed clairvoyant Charles Webster Leadbeater was a bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church, which preserves the sacraments while interpreting the scriptures with maximum freedom. He quotes St. Augustine himself saying that what we now call Christianity emerged at the very beginning of humanity as the one true religion. To access its transformative force, Leadbeater returns to original teachings and decodes its story symbolically as a guide for direct knowledge (Gr: gnosis) of the Divine. "As Christ had the Godhead behind Him, so have we the same power, although not yet unfolded as fully," he says. "Nevertheless, it is only a question of development, and that development is certain." With the authority of a scientist and a mystic, he addresses such topics as the birth of Christ in the heart; God's utter love; divine grace; angelic help; the true meaning of salvation; and reincarnation and the evolution of the soul.

Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's classic tale of a woman brave enough to defy convention: Soon to be a major motion picture starring Carey MulliganSpirited, impulsive, and beautiful, Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Wessex to live with her aunt. She strikes up a friendship with a neighbor, Gabriel Oak, and even saves the young shepherd's life. But when he responds by asking for her hand in marriage, she refuses. She cannot sacrifice her independence for a man she does not love.Years later, misfortune has bankrupted Gabriel, while Bathsheba has inherited her uncle's estate and is now a wealthy woman. She hires Gabriel as a shepherd but is interested in William Boldwood, a prosperous farmer whose reticence inspires her to playfully send him a valentine. William, like Gabriel before him, quickly falls in love with Bathsheba and proposes. But it is the dashing Sergeant Francis Troy who finally wins her heart. Despite the warnings of her first two suitors, Bathsheba accepts his proposal--a decision that brings long-buried secrets to the fore and leaves everything for which she has fought so hard hanging in the balance.Published a century and a half ago, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major success and introduced the themes he would continue to explore for the rest of his life. A love story wrapped in the cloak of tragedy, it is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the nineteenth century.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences

by Karen S. Harpp Noémi D'Ozouville Eric Mittelstaedt David W. Graham

The Galápagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution. Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839, Darwin also remarked on the fascinating geology and volcanic origin of these enchanted Islands. Since then, the Galápagos continue to provide scientists with inspiration and invaluable information about ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth.Motivated by an interdisciplinary Chapman Conference held in the Islands, this AGU volume provides cross-disciplinary collection of recent research into the origin and nature of ocean islands, from their deepest roots in Earth's mantle, to volcanism, surface processes, and the interface between geology and biodiversity.Volume highlights include:Case studies in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspectiveUnderstanding the connection between geological processes and biodiversitySynthesis of decades of interdisciplinary research in physical processes from surface to deep interior of the earthIn-depth discussion of the concept of the island acting as a natural laboratory for earth scientistsIntegrated understanding of the Galápagos region from a geological perspectiveCollectively, The Galápagos presents case studies illustrating the Galápagos Archipelago as a dynamic natural laboratory for the earth sciences. This book would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in earth sciences, including petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

by Dee Brown

Dee Brown's powerful and unforgettable classic that awakened the world to the nineteenth-century decimation of American Indian tribes First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs--from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse--who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

A Marriage Under the Terror

by Patricia Wentworth

The award-winning debut from one of Britain's most cherished crime writersBefore she created the iconic Miss Silver, Patricia Wentworth found acclaim as an author of page-turning romances. Set during the French Revolution, A Marriage Under the Terror is a gripping tale of love blossoming in the ashes of betrayal, and a fascinating first step from a master storyteller.Nineteen-year-old orphan Aline de Rochambeau is horrified at the prospect of an arranged marriage to the foppish Vicomte Selincourt. But when Selincourt and Madame de Montargis, Aline's married aunt, are unmasked as lovers and arrested for treason, the young noblewoman's situation grows even more drastic. Alone in a Paris engulfed in revolt, Aline has no chance of survival--until she meets the dashing freedom fighter Jacques Dangeau. Torn between his vow to liberate France and his passion for Aline, Jacques makes a choice that could doom both of them forever.Published in 1910, A Marriage Under the Terror won the Melrose Prize for best first novel.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Zen-Brain Horizons

by James H. Austin

In Zen-Brain Horizons, James Austin draws on his decades of experience as a neurologist and Zen practitioner to clarify the benefits of meditative training. Austin integrates classical Buddhist literature with modern brain research, exploring the horizons of a living, neural Zen. When viewed in the light of today, the timeless wisdom of some Zen masters seems almost to have anticipated recent research in the neurosciences. The keen attentiveness and awareness that we cultivate during meditative practices becomes the leading edge of our subsequent mental processing. Austin explains how our covert, involuntary functions can make crucial contributions to the subtle ways we learn, intuit, and engage in creative activities. Austin begins by looking back at ancient Buddhist narratives. He then weaves together the major themes of self, attention, emotion, language, and insight. He goes on to examine Zen and psychology as cultural developments, including recent information about how a clear, calm awareness can change the meditating brain. He considers the pathways through which intuitions develop on their way to becoming realized, exploring the phenomena of the spontaneous color imagery that arises during meditation. Looking out even further into the future, Austin discusses the universal themes of creativity, happiness, openness, and selflessness. Along the way, he bows in homage to William James, explores "Buddhist Botany" and "Avian Zen," demonstrates why living Zen means much more than sitting quietly indoors on a cushion, and provides simplified advice that helps guide readers to the most important points.

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