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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. In this concluding volume ofThe Venture of Islam, Hodgson describes the second flowering of Islam: the Safavi, Timuri, and Ottoman empires. The final part of the volume analyzes the widespread Islamic heritage in today's world. "This is a nonpareil work, not only because of its command of its subject but also because it demonstrates how, ideally, history should be written. "--The New Yorker
Ventures is a five-level, standards-based ESL series for Adult Education. Each Student's Book contains 10 topical units composed of six lessons each. The two-page lessons are designed for an hour of classroom instruction. Culture notes and speaking, reading, and writing tips enrich and support exercises. Review units include sections focusing on pronunciation.
Venturesome Vegan Cooking means healthful, delicious recipes from around the globe that will challenge and excite your palate. Written with the typical home cook in mind, the more than 100 recipes included here will introduce readers to exciting new dishes from a variety of traditions that feature bold, fresh flavors.<P> Written in a clear, straightforward style, Venturesome Vegan Cooking is packed with advice to make vegan dishes that are creative, simple to prepare, and adventurous.<P> Recipes include: Fresh Spring Rolls, Spicy Creamy Hummus, Spicy Asian Noodle Salad, Hearty Autumn Squash and Bean Stew, Peppery Pumpkin Risotto, Succulent Strawberry and Vinegar Sauce, Chocolate Fudge Pie, Sticky Cinnamon Nut Rolls, Spare the Pigs Hash, and many, many more!
When killer whales invade Glacier Strait, Coral's herd is in deadly danger. Reluctantly, Coral's father and mother send her in search of safer waters. The journey is not easy, and Coral confronts hungry sharks, menacing killer whales, and hazardous fishing nets. Inevitably, she encounters the greatest danger of all -- humans.
Introduces the life and accomplishments of the famous tennis-playing sisters.
At thirty-five, Mary Frazier Armstrong, called "Frazier" by friends and enemies alike, is a sophisticated woman with a thriving art gallery, a healthy bank balance, and an enviable social position. In fact, she has everything to live for, but she's lying in a hospital bed with a morphine drip in her arm and a life expectancy measured in hours. "Don't die a stranger," her assistant says on her last hospital visit. "Tell the people you love who you are." And so, as her last act on earth, Frazier writes letters to her closest family and friends, telling them exactly what she thinks of them and, since she will be dead by the time they receive the letters, the truth about herself: she's gay. The letters are sent. Then the manure hits the fan in Charlottesville, Virginia, because the funny thing is, Frazier Armstrong isn't going to die after all.
Morgan Snow's newest patient is a powerful, influential man - secretly addicted to watching Internet Web cam pornography. He's not alone in his desires. She's also working with a group of high school teenagers equally and dangerously obsessed with these real-time fantasies. Fantasies that are all too accessible. Then the women start dying online, right in front of their eyes. Now it's all about murder.
10 billion reward to recover the body of Alex Humphries from Venus, the most hellish place in the solar system.
Now available as an eBook, the classic erotic novel by the father of BDSM who has captivated readers for over a century with his visionary tale of seduction and power.Originally published in 1870, Venus in Furs was ahead of its time. Revolutionizing popular thought on the relationship among love, sex, and power, it paved the way for modern erotica like the wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey series. It has inspired films, a song written by Lou Reed and performed by the Velvet Underground, and--most recently--the four-time Tony nominated play Venus in Fur starring Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda. Sensitive artist Severin, humiliated as a child by a glamorously cold aunt, has grown into a man who longs to worship a woman with his whole self. When he meets the beautiful widow Wanda at an Italian resort, he is so captivated by her that he begs to be taken as her slave. Reluctant at first, Wanda soon finds herself drawn into the dark world of dominance and drunk on lust and control. Wanda abuses Severin mercilessly, drawing him deeper into her web of dominance and sex, but their relationship is put to the test when Wanda meets a man to whom she'd rather be the slave than the master....
Two works from the Austro-Hungarian who gave us the word masochism.
This is a nice summary of the properties and features of Venus, the second planet out from the sun.
Tanith Lee concludes her compelling Secret Books of Venusquartet with a haunting and suspenseful tale set in her brilliantly reimagined alternate Venice. Centuries into the future, the sunken city of Venus has been salvaged from beneath the sea and rebuilt there under a dome, where it is supported by a vast network of computers that regulate weather, noise, and the most precious undersea commodity of all-air. It is here that a macabre experiment takes place. Conducted by geneticists at the university, it consists of the resurrection of two lost souls, both murdered in their times: Jula, a first-century gladiatrix, and Cloudio Del Nero, the eighteenth-century composer who met his fate in Lee's acclaimed first volume of the Venusseries. An unexplained catastrophe occurs, claiming several lives. Was it merely an accident, computer failure, or has the experiment unleashed an airborne virus? Or is there an even more sinister danger afoot, a force from beyond that threatens the survival of Venus itself? To answer these questions, a traveler from the surface is forced to confront mysteries in his own past that have remained buried, and to reveal the connection that ties him to the unavenged spirits wreaking havoc on the doomed city.
Discusses our early ideas about the planet Venus, what we have discovered about its true nature, and what we may learn from it in the future.
First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series."People judge you by the words you use." Millions of Americans know this phrase from radio and print advertising for the Verbal Advantage audio series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Now this bestselling information is available for the first time in book form, in an easy-to-follow, graduated vocabulary building program that teaches an outstanding vocabulary in just ten steps. Unlike other vocabulary books, Verbal Advantage provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, the book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, teaching a vocabulary shared by only the top percentage of Americans, with a proven method that helps the knowledge last.A 10-step vocabulary program teaches 500 key words and 3,000 synonyms. Lively, accessible writing from an expert author and radio personality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.
"When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control."Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view--and take the lead in most disputes.This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson's five universal truths of "human interaction": People feel the need to be respected People would rather be asked than be told People have a desire to know why People prefer to have options over threats People want to have a second chanceStop being frustrated and misunderstood. Stop finding yourself on the losing end of an argument. With Verbal Judo you'll be able to have your say--and say what you mean.
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. The Princeton Review's Verbal Workout for the GRE gives you everything you need to practice your way to perfection on the verbal sections of the GRE exam. Inside, you'll find useful reviews of key test topics, strategies for tackling tough questions, and all the practice you need to get the score you want.This eBook edition has been optimized for digital viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need · 250+ practice and quiz questions with detailed answers and explanations · Coverage of all question types: text completion, reading comprehension, and sentence equivalence· Important essay writing tips and rules for the Analytical Writing Section· Practice Issue and Argument essay prompts and sample essay responses · Dozens of important vocabulary words that you'll need to know for the Analytical Writing and Verbal sections of the GRE
If you need to know it for the new, next-generation GMAT, it's in this book. Verbal Workout for the New GMAT, 3rd Edition has been optimized for e-readers, with all questions, answers, and explanations cross-linked for easy on-screen viewing. It includes:* Tons of drills (with more than 150 practice questions & detailed explanations) to show you exactly what to expect on the Verbal section of the new GMAT, covering Sentence Corrections, Reading Comprehension, Arguments, and the Analytical Writing Assessment* Proven strategies for writing a strong essay* Tips and tricks to help you effectively manage your time on Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension questions* Detailed, comprehensive explanations for every practice question* A special bonus section introducing the changes to the new GMAT, including the brand-new Integrated Reasoning section
Return to the deserts of the Dark Sun world!A maverick statesman, a half-elf slave girl, and a man-dwarf gladiator band together to face off against the vile magic of a sorcerer-king who's spent a thousand years draining the world of Athas of its precious life-force.In 1991 best-selling author Troy Denning introduced the world to the post-apocalyptic world of Athas, and almost twenty years later it remains one of the most talked-about and fan-requested settings in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. These deluxe trade paperback reissues will introduce a whole new generation to the magic-blasted deserts of the Dark Sun world!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Verdi's operas - composed between 1839 and 1893 - portray a striking diversity of female protagonists: warrior women and peacemakers, virgins and courtesans, princesses and slaves, witches and gypsies, mothers and daughters, erring and idealised wives, and, last of all, a feisty quartet of Tudor townswomen in Verdi's final opera, Falstaff. Yet what meanings did the impassioned crises and dilemmas of these characters hold for the nineteenth-century female spectator, especially during such a turbulent span in the history of the Italian peninsula? How was opera shaped by society - and was society similarly influenced by opera? Contextualising Verdi's female roles within aspects of women's social, cultural and political history, Susan Rutherford explores the interface between the reality of the spectators' lives and the imaginary of the fictional world before them on the operatic stage.
The verdict starts off in the office of a priest. A lawyer, Galvin, is talking with him and asking the Father is he has ever been in love.
Daddy Material? Blake Adams thinks he's dreaming when he wakes up to find a beautiful baby girl on his doorstep. With her curly red hair and sparkling green eyes, "Annie" quickly makes an indelible impression on his hardened heart. Needing advice, Blake turns to the only person he feels he can trust: criminal attorney Marissa Mason. It's been years since he's seen his childhood friend, and it's clear this stunning woman is no longer the tomboy of their youth. Now, with Marissa looking into Annie's mysterious arrival, Blake can't imagine letting either of them go. And when she unearths a shattering twist to Annie's birth, Blake knows his fate is sealed -- and that his future is not going to be spent alone.
13 mysteries by P. D. James, Gwendoline Butler, Dick Francis, Michael Gilbert, Christianna Brand, Michael Innes, Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin, H. R. F. Keating, Michael Underwood, Ngaio Marsh, Peter Dickinson, and Julian Symons.
A festive celebration turns into a fight for survival when Mara and her clan come under attack... Christmas 1519 is the twentieth anniversary of King Turlough Donn's reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burren, so Mara and her scholars are spending the festive period in her husband's principal court, the castle of Bunratty in Thomond. However, in the midst of celebrations, the Brehon of Thomond is found dead, slumped across a table with a knife protruding from below his shoulder blade, while all around him Turlough's relations and friends dance and feast. Mara's difficult task in probing the motives of the multiple suspects, made worse by her suspicion that someone near and dear to her is involved, is interrupted by a dramatic attack on the castle. Turlough's cannon has been sabotaged and now a trebuchet batters the castle with huge rocks and the lives of all are at risk. Has this treachery and betrayal anything to do with the mysterious death of the Brehon, but most importantly how will Mara's husband answer the call for surrender...?
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