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Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship. The Essential Chögyam Trungpa blends excerpts from bestsellers like Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Meditation in Action, and other titles into a concise overview of Trungpa's teachings. Forty selections from fourteen different books articulate the secular path of the Shambhala warrior as well as the Buddhist path of meditation and awakening. This "new classic" vividly demonstrates Trungpa's great appreciation of Western culture which, combined with his deep understanding of the Tibetan tradition, makes these teachings uniquely accessible to contemporary readers. It will appeal to beginning students of meditation as well as seasoned readers of Eastern religion.
Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music belongs in their collection and where thecomposer fits into the evolution of classical music. Read consecutively, the recommendations -- from medieval Gregorian chant to Arvo Pärt'sFratres, written in 1977 -- form a dazzling and concise history of classical music. Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart are here, of course, along with other beloved but lesser-known composers, such as Josquin Desprez, Anton Bruckner, and Gabriel Fauré. And popular pieces, such as Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Handel'sThe Water Music, and Elgar'sEnigma Variations, are complemented by such less-familiar but outstanding compositions as the Turangalila Symphony by Olivier Messiaen. Connoisseurs and die-hard listeners to "Sound Advice" will appreciate having Phillips's recommendations of specific recordings (and their catalogue numbers) between two covers at long last. And those who are just starting to explore the rich world of classical music will soon discover that Phillips is a guide they can trust.
"I wonder if the reverse is not also in some way true. That the artist is constantly working on an elaborate and fantasticated self-portrait, but at the end has drawn, unbeknownst, a picture of the world." -- Clive Barker, "Private Legends: An Introduction" Clive Barker, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, playwright, artist, producer, director, screenwriter, and one of the world's master storytellers, writing in the haunting and moving traditions of Poe and Dickens, invites us to join him on a dazzling, wondrous journey through the worlds of his imagination and to experience visions, dreams, love, terror, heaven and hell, and revenge. As we read, we discover and explore the dream-sea Quiddity and the islands of Ephemeris; the five Dominions of the Imajica, of which the Earth is but an imperfect facet; the rapturous world woven into an ancient, threadbare carpet in a derelict house in Liverpool; Hood's Holiday House where each day contains four seasons and children's wishes may come true; the Sky Room of Galilee, where the creation of the universe may be witnessed; and the clubs and bars of San Francisco and New York, in which all manner of sexual adventures lie in wait. In these stories, the real and the miraculous are within a breath of one another, life gives way to death, and death to life; doorways open into other states of existence, and each doorway leads us back to our own dreams and fears. The Essential Clive Barker is an irresistible narrative compendium that superbly represents the impressive quality and range of Barker's fiction, spanning more than twenty years of writing. It contains more than seventy excerpts from novels and plays and four full-length short stories, all personally selected by Barker, and offers a privileged insight into a remarkable writer and his art.
Thoroughly revised and updated, Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Sixth Edition provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health. With its unique focus on critical thinking and analysis of health-related behaviors and attitudes, this text enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about the reliability of health-related information they encounter in the media. New to the Sixth Edition Updated Design - interior layout has been upgraded and modernized Includes Healthy People 2020 and MyPlate New sections added - Transgender, Anti-Drug Vaccines, Alcohol-related injury deaths in college students, Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, Celiac Disease, Consumer Health: CAM Products and Colds, and more
Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. THE ESSENTIAL CRAZY WISDOM delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the words of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. Discover the common thread in these multiple perspectives and travel on this comedic course to enlightenment! Ä¢ Original edition sold over 40,000 copies.
In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J. M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured. It then covers the major theories of crime, from individual-level, classical, and rational choice to biological, psychological, social learning, social control, and interactionist perspectives. In this latest edition, the authors explore the kind of criminology that is needed for the globally interdependent twenty-first century. With cutting-edge updates, illustrative real-world examples, and new study tools for students, this text is a necessity for both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology.
This easy-to-follow reference shows a variety of professionals how to use the Concurrent Versions System (CVS), the open source tool that lets you manage versions of anything stored in files. Ideal for software developers tracking different versions of the same code, this comprehensive book also helps system administrators and project managers manage large quantities of documents. A full command reference details aspects of customizing CVS for automation, logging, branching, merging documents, and creating alerts.
A complete guide to the work of the remarkable twentieth-century seer Edgar Cayce, featuring Cayce's most intriguing and influential readings, and a biographical introduction to his life. Edgar Cayce is one of the most mysterious men of the twentieth century. Sometimes called "The Sleeping Prophet," he was prone to pick up taglines that reflected the sensationalistic side of his work rather than its real depth and meaning. The core of his life's work was actually being an intuitive healer and Christian mystic. More than one hundred books have been written about his teachings and his life story. Yet no book has combined insightful commentary with lengthy, verbatim selections of the full range of his contribution to holistic healing, practical spirituality, and the psychology of the soul. The Essential Edgar Caycegives the reader an understanding of each major area in which Cayce helped pioneer the modern holistic living movement, as well as the contemporary popular approach to spirituality that weaves together the best of Eastern and Western religious traditions. The book's substantial introduction frames Cayce and his life's work, and is followed by eight topical sections in which commentaries by Mark Thurston guide the reader through some of the seer's most significant readings. Here is a truly integral portrait of the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating spiritual figures.
The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, manageable exploration of the essential principles of public speaking, making a clear link between theory and practice. Listening; Speech Criticism; Selecting a Speech Topic, Purpose and Thesis; Audience Analysis; Using Supporting Materials and Visual Aids; Organizing, Wording and Delivering Speeches; Informing and Persuading Audiences; Special Occasion Speeches; and Presenting the Group's Thinking.
From the acclaimed author ofThe PencilandTo Engineer Is Human,The Essential Engineeris an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental, and other factors that science often does not consider, that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns. Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates surrounding the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy--among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol--explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful carbon dioxide than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a "sunshade" in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists. What's needed is not so much invention as engineering. Just as the great achievements of centuries past--the steamship, the airplane, the moon landing--once seemed beyond reach, the solutions to the twenty-first century's problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written,The Essential Engineeridentifies and illuminates these problems--and, above all, sets out a course for putting ideas into action.
An easy way to discover your personality type based on the enneagram. Using positive language this simple, easy to read book provides a step-by-step guide to insure you have balance in your life.
This introduction/review is intended for psychology students who have had minimal preparation in ethics or codes of professional conduct, and for psychologists who need a review. In addition to background, it presents ethical decision making models. The book begins by introducing the history and concepts of the APA Ethics Code, then treats four ethical concepts in depth: competence, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and avoiding harm and exploitation. These four concepts are then applied to specific roles such as psychological assessment, psychotherapy, research and publication, and ethics in teaching, training, and supervision. Case studies include fictional vignettes based on actual transgressions.
This volume presents up-to-date, comprehensive and high quality reviews of the psychopharmacological evidence-base for each of the major psychiatric disorders, written by expert psychopharmacologists from around the world. Building on the success of the first edition, the volume summarizes the wealth of new developments in the field and sets them within the context of day-to-day clinical practice. All chapters have been fully updated and new contributions on personality disorders and substance dependence added. Each chapter provides information about optimal first line pharmacological interventions, maintenance pharmacotherapy and the management of treatment-refractory patients. The content is organized according to the DSM-V listing of psychiatric disorders, and covers all major conditions including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and Alzheimer's disorder. These issues lie at the heart of clinical psychopharmacology, making this book invaluable to all practising and trainee clinicians, in a mental health setting or a less specialized environment.
A collection of the essential works by William Faulkner, the American novelist and short story writer."I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing." --William Faulkner
As Fromm points out, ours is "a life between having and being"--between mere having and healthy being, between destructiveness and creativity, between narcissism and productive self-understanding, between passivity and the joy of positive activity. The alternatives of having and being are basic orientations of our character and determine our behavior. The mostly unpublished and unknown texts featured in The Essential Fromm encapsulate Fromm's views on the fulfilling life. To put down roots yet remain free is what the late Erich Fromm called the art of being. It is the secret of happiness.
Known and loved throughout the world as the author of The Prophet, the twentieth century's bestselling book after the Bible, the great Lebanese-American poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran is widely regarded as one of history's most gifted writers. With an immediate ability to connect with his audience, his profound words have transcended barriers of culture and creed to touch the hearts of millions. Compiled by the world's foremost authority on Gibran, Professor Suheil Bushrui, The Essential Gibran draws on a wide-ranging collection of prose poems, dramatic sketches, parables, letters, essays, and national and international addresses to capture the essence of Gibran's style and thought. With an excellent introduction to the man and his work, this impressive edition will add a fresh dimension to our understanding of one of the greatest wordsmiths of the last century.
The range and size of Gore Vidal's literary achievement is remarkable. He is a master of the historical novel, in which he has explored American history, ancient history, and the history of religion. He has developed his own style of science fiction combined with satire, and in the books he refers to as his "inventions" he writes cautionary tales about sex, politics, art, and philosophy. He is at once a contrarian, a wise man, and a romantic. He is also wickedly funny, and often outrageous. All of these qualities are evident in his essays, which deal with things about which he feels passionately. He writes about other writers -- Tennessee Williams, Henry James, Montaigne, Edmund Wilson -- and about public life, and his own life, which has been complicated and rich. This collection (the only single volume that includes both Vidal's fiction and his essays) contains two complete long works -- "Myra Breckinridge", perhaps his most famous novel, and "The Best Man", a play about the American presidency. There are selections from "The City and the Pillar", his early, controversial novel about homosexual love, and excerpts from such later works as "Julian, Duluth, and Live from Golgotha". Selections from the American history novels have been woven together to provide a continuous narrative. There are twenty-five essays here, on the many subjects that have engaged Vidal during his long career. The editor, Fred Kaplan, who is writing the first major biography of Vidal, has provided an introduction to the work as a whole as well as an introductory explanation of each selection. He has also prepared a biographical chronology and a bibliography.
Essential Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English (3rd edition)by Raymond Murphy
An absolute essential for any elementary level student. Essential Grammar in Use Third edition is a fully updated version of the bestselling grammar title. Now in full colour, with new content and even more exercises, this updated edition retains all the key features of clarity and ease-of-use that have made the book so popular with students and teachers. This edition, with answers, is ideal for self-study.
An essential guide to detoxifying your lifestyle and your body, inside and out, from expert and activist Deirdre Imus In The Essential Green You!, the third volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Deirdre Imus shares tips on how to "green" the way you take care of yourself, whether with the food you eat or the clothes you wear, or the cosmetics, toiletries, and hair products you use every single day. Deirdre provides detailed, practical advice that includes: - How to find everything from organic groceries to nontoxic personal care items - Toxic ingredients to avoid in the products you use every day - Where to find clothes that are both environment-friendly and fashionable - Healthy alternatives to commonly used medications - How to make better eating habits a priority and live more consciously Living organically doesn't require a drastic overhaul and it doesn't have to be complicated or expensive -- Deirdre Imus shows how easy and important it is for women to "buy green, eat green, and be green."
The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws explains the 20 most important federal laws dealing with employment issues a must have book for any HR professional, manager or entrepreneur. Get the facts on: . which business must comply with each law . where to find the text of each law . which federal agency enforces each law . what each law allows and prohibits . practical tips to remain within the scope of the law . resources for further research and information Find the information you need about these major laws in plain English: . Americans With Disabilities Act . Age Discrimination in Employment Act . Equal Pay Act . Family and Medical Leave Act . Pregnancy Discrimination Act . and much more Stay ahead of the game and protect your company and yourself get The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including new information on the expansion of FMLA provisions on military leave, ADA regulations, discrimination, and reforms to the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals: How to Begin, Build and Maintain a Properly Diversified Portfolioby David L. Ganz
Want more than a piece of paper with a stock number on it to show for your investment? Then learn about all the ways you can add precious metals to your portfolio. Gold and silver have been king and queen of metals for centuries. Today, they are joined by platinum and palladium in the precious metals arena. They are traded in the form of bars, rounds and ingots, tangible assets you can see and touch.
Gaining an understanding of rhetorical theory and its practical applications is a critical component to effective and competent communication. The Essential Guide to Rhetoric provides an accessible and balanced overview of the core historical and contemporary theories. It uses concrete, relevant examples and jargon-free language to bring these concepts to life. The guide helps students move from concept to action with discussions of invention, the traditions of trope, argument and speech, among others. This handy guide is an excellent addition to the public speaking class, extending and deepening crucial concepts, and an indispensable supplement to the rhetorical theory class.
This book will be vital reading for anyone doing research, since using the web to find high quality information is a key research skill. It introduces beginners and experts alike to the most effective techniques for searching the web, assessing and organising information and using it in a range of scenarios from undergraduate essays and projects to PhD research. Nigel Ford shows how using the web poses opportunities and challenges that impact on student research at every level, and he explains the skills needed to navigate the web and use it effectively to produce high quality work. Ford connects online skills to the research process. He helps readers to understand research questions and how to answer them by constructing arguments and presenting evidence in ways that will enhance their impact and credibility. The book includes clear and helpful coverage of beginner and advanced search tools and techniques, as well as the processes of: @!critically evaluating online information @!creating and presenting evidence-based arguments @!organizing, storing and sharing information @!referencing, copyright and plagiarism. As well as providing all the basic techniques students need to find high quality information on the web, this book will help readers use this information effectively in their own research. Nigel Ford is Professor in the University of Sheffield's Information School.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF MIXING HERBS, DRUGS, AND VITAMINS, YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK. Did you know that . . . Using echinacea to ward off a cold while you're taking Tylenol can severely damage your liver? Mixing kava kava and alcohol can be toxic? If you're diabetic and you take Panax ginseng, you can dangerously lower your blood sugar levels? Drinking green tea can lead to false-positive results for some forms of cancer? Taking St. John's wort while you're on birth control, prescription antidepressants, or certain heart medications can be deadly? These are just a few of the warnings you need to know. If you're one of the 60 million herb, vitamin, and supplement users in America, you need to know how to use herbs and supplements safely and effectively. The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideprofiles 300 supplements and gives vital information regarding potentially dangerous interactions, possible side effects, and typical dosages. Written by a leading authority in the field and a veteran health writer,The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideis organized alphabetically by herb, with an index of medications at the end of the book so you can instantly locate the information you need, Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and easy to use, this is one health guide you can't afford to be without.
This portable, user-friendly Hindi language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Hindi before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Hindi language book-Essential Hindi is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of India and is also designed as a Hindi phrasebook, making it the most versatile Hindi language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to India or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Hindi phrase book or as an English-Hindi Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Hindi without the need to say a single word or read a single character. Terms and phrases cover all your conversations via mobile phones, internet, and social media in a way that will help you make the most of the language. In addition, sentences on the essentials of travel make it easier for visitors to navigate the basics of arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, and much more. Essential Hindi includes: Over 1,500 necessary sentences for everyday use. A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions. Extensive notes on Hindi grammar and pronunciation. A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily. Look up the latest Hindi vocabulary and phrases for smart phones, blogging, Facebook and Twitter. Let Essential Hindi guide you in making the right word choices when communicating with friends and business colleagues, and the world!
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