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The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible

by Lindy Smith

Learn over 150 cake decorating techniques with The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible, the international bestseller from renowned sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith.This is the ultimate guide to contemporary cake designs - you will learn how to make decorated cakes, starting with basic sugarcraft tools, baking recipes and ingredients, and finishing with advanced modelling techniques, including royal icing stencilling, brush embroidery, buttercream piping, using sugar cutters and moulds, making cake jewellery, and so much more!Get creative straight away with simple, step-by-step instructions for more than 80 celebration cake, mini cake, cupcake, and cookie designs. Essential tips and advice are included for all skill levels, from complete beginners to the most confident of cake decorators, and you can even learn how to make Lindy Smith's signature 'wonky cakes'.

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers

by Lindy Smith

Flowers are probably the most popular choice of all cake decorations. The simplest representation of a flower is a cut-out shape. Other more interesting ways of representing flowers are to create fabric-effect flowers out of paste or to try your hand at creating lifelike flowers. There are many books written on the art of sugar flower making; LindySmith touches on this subject here, showing you how to make lifelike poppies and peonies, as well as fabric roses, blossoms and dahlias, and simple cupped flowers.

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers

by Lindy Smith

Flowers are probably the most popular choice of all cake decorations. The simplest representation of a flower is a cut-out shape. Other more interesting ways of representing flowers are to create fabric-effect flowers out of paste or to try your hand at creating lifelike flowers. There are many books written on the art of sugar flower making; Lindy Smith touches on this subject here, showing you how to make lifelike poppies and peonies, as well as fabric roses, blossoms and dahlias, and simple cupped flowers.

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stenciling

by Lindy Smith

How to stencil a cake.

Contemporary Canadian Federalism

by Alain-G. Gagnon

First published in French in 2006, Le fédéralisme canadien contemporain was immediately recognised as the most comprehensive collection of reflections on Canadian federalism by leading Québécois scholars. This remarkable translation of a range of Québécois voices makes their insightful and underrepresented perspectives available to English-language audiences. Offering alternative views of the Canadian federal model's realities by covering its foundations, traditions, and institutions, Contemporary Canadian Federalism considers the ways in which federalism relates to issues such as regionalism, multiculturalism, rights and freedoms, financial distribution, and public policy. Filled with stimulating work that bridges the gap between distinctive traditions in English- and French-Canadian scholarship on federalism, this important volume is required reading for understanding provincial-federal relations and Canadian governance.

Contemporary China

by Yongnian Zheng

Using new research and considering a multidisciplinary set of factors, Contemporary China offers a comprehensive exploration of the making of contemporary China. Provides a unique perspective on China, incorporating newly published materials from within and outside China, in English and Chinese. Discusses both the societal and economic aspects of China's development, and how these factors have affected Chinese elite politics Includes coverage of recent political scandals such as the dismissal of Bo Xilai and the intrigue surrounding the 18th National Congress elections in late 2012Discusses the reasons for--and ramifications of--the gap that exists between western perceptions of China and China itself

Contemporary Christian Morality: Real Questions, Candid Responses

by Richard C. Sparks

In a question-and-answer format, this book presents answers to 100 of the most pressing questions in Christian (Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican) ethics. A reliable introduction that takes on hot-button issues, including sexuality and politics, in a thoughtful and clear way.

Contemporary Clinical Psychology

by Thomas G. Plante

A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychologyThoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the Third Edition takes an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout and features:New coverage of innovations in psychotherapy and their implications for interventions, changing populations, and assessmentUp-to-date discussion of empirically supported treatments, technology-assisted treatments such as Web-based interventions, and new cognitive behavior treatments such as ACTInsights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, and confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAACase studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clientsChapter-ending Big Picture synopses and lists of key points and terms, as well as unique Real Students, Real Questions sections featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology studentsFirsthand career advice from a diverse group of mental health professionalsCurrent and future trends, plus a step-by-step road map that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologistThis broad-spectrum overview of the art and science of clinical psychology explores many different perspectives in many different settings. Author Thomas Plante draws from his own experience as a practicing clinician and college professor to reveal how science and application function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.

Contemporary Coloproctology

by Steven Brown John E. Hartley Nigel Scott J. Graham Williams Jim Hill

Contemporary Coloproctology covers colorectal surgery, as practiced today, in an easily accessible format with emphasis on bringing key facts rapidly into focus. It is ideal reading both for the medical trainee and the practicing colorectal surgeon. As well as a succinct presentation of the current colorectal knowledge base, each chapter contains practical advice and pearls of wisdom from established practicing clinicians. A unique feature of the format is the identification of key references and questions and scenarios that present real life decisions in colorectal surgery. Edited and authored by outstanding surgeons in their fields, this book brings the reader expertise in surgery and management across the various conditions encountered in coloproctology.

Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music

by Elliott Schwartz Barney Childs

This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music-from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernacular, electronic, and non-Western influences. Featuring classic essays by Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Reich, as well as writings by lesser-known but equally innovative composers such as Jack Beeson, Richard Maxfield, and T. J. Anderson, this collection covers a broad range of styles and approaches. Here you will find Busoni's influential "Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music"; Partch's exploration of a new notation system; Babbitt's defense of advanced composition in his controversial "Who Cares If You Listen?"; and Pauline Oliveros's meditations on sound. Now updated with fifteen new composers including Michael Tippet, György Ligeti, Gunther Schuller, Ben Johnston, Sofia Gubaidulina, and William Bolcom, this important book gathers together forty-nine pieces-many out of print and some newly written for this volume-which serve as a documentary history of twentieth-century music, in theory and practice. Impassioned, provocative, and eloquent, these writings are as exciting and diverse as the music they discuss.

Contemporary Composers On Contemporary Music

by Elliott Schwartz Barney Childs Jim Fox

This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music-from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernacular, electronic, and non-Western influences. Featuring classic essays by Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Reich, as well as writings by lesser-known but equally innovative composers such as Jack Beeson, Richard Maxfield, and T. J. Anderson, this collection covers a broad range of styles and approaches. Here you will find Busoni's influential "Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music"; Partch's exploration of a new notation system; Babbitt's defense of advanced composition in his controversial "Who Cares If You Listen?"; and Pauline Oliveros's meditations on sound. Now updated with fifteen new composers including Michael Tippet, György Ligeti, Gunther Schuller, Ben Johnston, Sofia Gubaidulina, and William Bolcom, this important book gathers together forty-nine pieces-many out of print and some newly written for this volume-which serve as a documentary history of twentieth-century music, in theory and practice. Impassioned, provocative, and eloquent, these writings are as exciting and diverse as the music they discuss.

Contemporary Confucianism in Thought and Action

by Guy Alitto

This volume focuses on contemporary Confucianism, and collects essays by famous sinologists such as Guy Alitto, John Makeham, Tse-ki Hon and others. The content is divided into three sections - addressing the "theory" and "practice" of contemporary Confucianism, as well as how the two relate to each other - to provide readers a more meaningful understanding of contemporary Confucianism and Chinese culture. In 1921, at the height of the New Culture Movement's iconoclastic attack on Confucius, Liang Shuming (梁漱溟) fatefully predicted that in fact the future world culture would be Confucian. Over the nine decades that followed, Liang's reputation and the fortunes of Confucianism in China rose and fell together. So, readers may be interested in the question whether it is possible that a reconstituted "Confucianism" might yet become China's spiritual mainstream and a major constituent of world culture.

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism

by Richard Jackson Samuel Justin Sinclair

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism is an innovative new textbook, addressing a number of key issues in contemporary terrorism studies from both 'traditional' and 'critical' perspectives. In recent years the terrorism studies field has grown significantly, with an increasing number of scholars beginning to debate the complex dynamics underlying this category of violence. Within the broader field, there are many identifiable controversies and issues which divide scholarly opinion, a number of which are discussed in this text: Theoretical issues, such as the definition of terrorism and state terrorism; Substantive issues, including the threat posed by al Qaeda and the utility of different responses to terrorism; Ethical issues, encompassing the torture of terrorist suspects and targeted assassination The format of the volume involves a leading scholar taking a particular position on the controversy, followed by an opposing or alternative viewpoint written by another contributor. In addition to the pedagogic value of allowing students to read opposing arguments in one place, the volume will also be important for providing an overview of the state of the field and its key lines of debate. Contemporary Debates on Terrorism will be essential reading for all students of terrorism and political violence, critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, security studies and IR in general.

Contemporary Direct and Interactive Marketing

by Martin Baier Lisa D. Spiller

Decades ago, direct marketers gathered customer names and addresses, and created mailing lists; today, much has changed and much has remained the same. This third edition recognizes the growth of various digital marketing formats for conducting direct and interactive marketing today. Today's consumers desire the speed and the control that the new digital and social media formats provide. Direct marketing has always been accountable and measurable, and now with the various digital media formats and computer technology, it is more interactive and precise than ever before. This edition builds on the traditional foundations of direct marketing, and extends into the future where continuous digital innovations are transforming the marketing landscape. We cannot begin to envision what changes are ahead. But one thing is certain: traditional direct and interactive marketing principles will still apply. This edition builds on these traditional foundations, captures the new media and methods, and explores the future innovations of direct and interactive marketing.

Contemporary Drawing

by Margaret Davidson

Drawing is experiencing an unparalleled surge in the art world. Passé notions that once defined drawing as being a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture have long since been cast aside. Drawing is now fully recognized as its own art form--in the biennials, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and beyond. Drawing has come of age. Contemporary artists are increasingly discovering that drawing is something unique and different from painting. It is an intense, sensitive, compelling, personal, and utterly direct art form, one with its own concepts, characteristics, and techniques. In addition, contemporary drawing is not governed by any particular imagery, but rather encompasses a variety of approaches, including realist, abstract, modernist, and post-modernist. Contemporary Drawing delves into the essential and far-reaching concepts of this medium, exploring surface, mark, space, composition, scale, materials, and intentionality in turn. Key techniques, such as using nature to induce marks and working with a checklist to determine a drawing's problems, are introduced throughout. Plus, an in-depth chapter examines a number of artists, such as William Kentridge and Gego, who are breaking traditional boundaries that separate one artistic discipline from another.Lushly illustrated by a wide range of highly accomplished contemporary artists, Contemporary Drawing offers a broad perspective on this expansive and energized field of art. From the Hardcover edition.

Contemporary Economics

by William A. Mceachern

McEachern, an economist and teacher, provides an introductory textbook on economics that explains related theory, events, and institutions by using timely real-world examples. Each of the National Content Standards of the National Council on Economic Education is covered. Two new chapters in this edition discuss personal finance, specifically consumer responsibilities and protections and managing money. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Contemporary Economics

by William A. Mceachern

Comprehensive coverage of the national standards is combined with many other great qualities of the package: web-based resources, history connections, activities and projects, personal finance topics, video, technology-based teaching tools, and much more.

Contemporary Environmentalists

by Kevin Graham

Here are ten men and women whose contributions to the environmental movement have significantly changed how we see and think about the world. Profiles: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Anita Roddick, Vo Quy, Neca Marcovaldi, David Brower, Thomas Odhiambo, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Randy Hayes, Joseph Krecek, and Michael Bloomfield.

Contemporary Furniture

by Editors of Popular Woodworking

Matching furniture to your home decor can be a tall order. Classic furniture styles with intricate details can overpower a room or clash with other styles in the typical home. That's one of the reasons why contemporary furniture is so popular - and why woodworkers love to build it.Contemporary furniture has an understated elegance that is suited to just about any room, regardless of decorating style. This book presents 17 contemporary furniture projects hand-picked from the pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker magazine. Each one comes with step-by-step instructions, high-quality diagrams, cutting lists, color photos and detailed, easy-to-follow assembly techniques. Inside you'll find:Elegant side tablesAn open-construction bookcaseSleek modern cabinetsA mid-century inspired coffee tableA city sideboardAnd other stylish projectsFrom simple drawer pulls to gracefully beveled edges, contemporary furniture offers a subtle elegance that can really bring the room together. Let this book be your guide, and create your own contemporary pieces today.

Contemporary Indian Short Stories: Series I

by Laxminath Bezboroa Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay Bhabani Bhattacharya Dhumketu

Twenty two short stories written by different authors during the period 1930-50 in fourteen Indian languages, translated in English.

Contemporary Indian Short Stories: Series IV

by Shantinath K. Desai

A collection of stories in twenty-two Indian languages. Recurrent themes were used to seek unity. This is a substantial view of what is happening in the area of short fiction in India.

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

by Elizabeth Mannion

Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring the work of some of its leading writers--including Peter Tremayne, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Ken Bruen, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Tana French, Jane Casey, and Benjamin Black--The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel opens new ground in Irish literary criticism and genre studies. It considers the detective genre's position in Irish Studies and the standing of Irish authors within the detective novel tradition. Contributors: Carol Baraniuk, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coffey, Charlotte J. Headrick, Andrew Kincaid, Audrey McNamara, and Shirley Peterson.

Contemporary Israel

by Robert O Freedman

Since its formation in 1948, and particularly since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin in 1995, Israel has experienced turbulent political change and numerous ongoing security challenges, including major party splits, collapsed peace talks with the Palestinians and Syria, nuclear threats from Iran, and even the specter of civil war as Israel withdrew from Gaza. This essential survey brings together Israeli and American scholars to provide a much-needed balanced introduction to Israel's domestic politics and foreign policy. Experts tackle this difficult subject in three parts: domestic politics, foreign policy challenges, and strategic challenges. Domestic topics include the Israeli Right and Left; religious, Russian, and Arab parties; the Supreme Court; and the economy. Part two discusses Israel's complicated and often fractious relationships with the Palestinians and the Arab world, as well as its improved relations with Turkey and India and continuing close relationship with the United States. The Israel-Hizbollah War of 2006 and existential threats to Israel, including the threat from Iran, are detailed in part three. This compelling and authoritative coverage provides students with the necessary framework to understand Israel's political past and present, as well as the direction Israel is likely to take in the future.Contents1. Introduction (Robert O. Freedman)Part One: Israeli Domestic Politics 2. The Israeli Right (Ilan Peleg) 3. The Israeli Zionist Left (Mark Rosenblum) 4. Israel's Religious Parties (Shmuel Sander and Aaron Kampinsky) 5. Israel's Russian Parties (Vladimir Ze'ev Khanin) 6. Israel's Arab Parties (Hillel Frisch) 7. Israel's Supreme Court (Pnina Lahav) 8. Israel's Economy (Ofira Seliktar)Part Two: Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges 9. Israel and the Palestinians (Barry Rubin) 10. Israel and the Arab World (David Lesch) 11. Israel's Strategic Relations with Turkey and India (Efraim Inbar) 12. Israel and the United States (Robert O. Freedman)Part Three: Israel's Strategic Challenges 13. Existential Threats to Israel (Steven David) 14. Israel's Second Lebanon War (Elli Lieberman)

Contemporary Israel: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Security Challenges

by Robert O. Freedman

Since its formation in 1948, and particularly since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin in 1995, Israel has experienced turbulent political change and numerous ongoing security challenges, including major party splits, collapsed peace talks with the Palestinians and Syria, nuclear threats from Iran, and even the specter of civil war as Israel withdrew from Gaza. This essential survey brings together Israeli and American scholars to provide a much-needed balanced introduction to Israel's domestic politics and foreign policy. Experts tackle this difficult subject in three parts: domestic politics, foreign policy challenges, and strategic challenges. Domestic topics include the Israeli Right and Left; religious, Russian, and Arab parties; the Supreme Court; and the economy. Part two discusses Israel's complicated and often fractious relationships with the Palestinians and the Arab world, as well as its improved relations with Turkey and India and continuing close relationship with the United States. The Israel-Hizbollah War of 2006 and existential threats to Israel, including the threat from Iran, are detailed in part three. This compelling and authoritative coverage provides students with the necessary framework to understand Israel's political past and present, as well as the direction Israel is likely to take in the future. Contents 1. Introduction (Robert O. Freedman) Part One: Israeli Domestic Politics 2. The Israeli Right (Ilan Peleg) 3. The Israeli Zionist Left (Mark Rosenblum) 4. Israel's Religious Parties (Shmuel Sander and Aaron Kampinsky) 5. Israel's Russian Parties (Vladimir Ze'ev Khanin) 6. Israel's Arab Parties (Hillel Frisch) 7. Israel's Supreme Court (Pnina Lahav) 8. Israel's Economy (Ofira Seliktar) Part Two: Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges 9. Israel and the Palestinians (Barry Rubin) 10. Israel and the Arab World (David Lesch) 11. Israel's Strategic Relations with Turkey and India (Efraim Inbar) 12. Israel and the United States (Robert O. Freedman) Part Three: Israel's Strategic Challenges 13. Existential Threats to Israel (Steven David) 14. Israel's Second Lebanon War (Elli Lieberman)

Contemporary Israel: New Insights and Scholarship

by Frederick E. Greenspahn

For a country smaller than Vermont, with roughly the same population as Honduras, modern Israel receives a remarkable amount of attention. For supporters, it is a unique bastion of democracy in the Middle East, while detractors view it as a racist outpost of Western colonialism. The romanticization of Israel became particularly prominent in 1967, when its military prowess shocked a Jewish world still reeling from the sense of powerlessness dramatized by the Holocaust. That imagery has grown ever more visible, with Israel's supporters idealizing its technological achievements and its opponents attributing almost every problem in the region, if not beyond, to its imperialistic aspirations. The contradictions and competing views of modern Israel are the subject of this book. There is much to consider about modern Israel besides the Middle East conflict. Over the past generation, a substantial body of scholarship has explored numerous aspects of the country, including its approaches to citizenship and immigration, the arts, the women's movement, religious fundamentalism, and language; but much of that work has to date been confined within the walls of the academy. This book does not seek not to resolve either the country's internal debates or its struggle with the Arab world, but to present a sample of contemporary scholars' discoveries and discussions about modern Israel in an accessible way. In each of the areas discussed, competing narratives grapple for prominence, and it is these which are highlighted in this volume.

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