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This book on world history covers in detail various civilizations like the Roman Empire, Islamic Civilization , African Civilizations, Imperial China and also covers Renaissance and Reformation and The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment Era.
Uses engaging anecdotes and stories to make abstract material pertinent without over-simplifying the science. The fifth edition features new coverage of developments in the study of positive psychology, Asperger's syndrome, sleep, consciousness and sex differences in the brain, as well as new artwork, chapter summaries and revised appendices.
Discovering Statistics is intended for an algebra-based, undergraduate, one- or two-semester course in general introductory statistics for non-majors. It will prepare you to work with data in fields such as psychology, business, nursing, education, and liberal arts, to name a few.
Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament's Most Infamous Cityby Steven Collins Latayne Scott
The fascinating, true account of the quest for one of the Old Testament's most infamous cities.Like many modern-day Christians, Dr. Steven Collins struggled with what seemed to be a clash between his belief in the Bible and the research regarding ancient history--a crisis of faith that inspired him to put both his education and the Bible to the test by embarking on an expedition that has led to one of the most exciting finds in recent archaeology. Recounting Dr. Collins's quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define Biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. The book follows Dr. Collins as he tracks down Biblical, archaeological, and geological clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing down the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive site called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Challenging the assumptions of academics around the world, Discovering the City of Sodom may well inspire a revision of the history books. Dr. Collins has become a new voice in the controversy over using the Bible as a credible source of understanding the past--and opened a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of Biblical archaeology.
The deep oceans and global seafloor are truly Earth's last frontier. They remain largely unexplored, yet are critical to our survival on this planet. This magnificent, full-color volume transports you to bizarre landscapes hosting exotic life forms that rival the most imaginative science fiction. Starting with a historical summary of seafloor exploration and the developing technologies used to study this extreme environment, it then describes the distinctive geologic components of the Earth's ocean floor and the unusual biological communities found along the mid-ocean ridges. This is an indispensable reference for researchers, teachers, and students of marine science, and a visually stunning resource that will enlighten and intrigue oceanographers and enthusiasts alike. A suite of online resources, including photographs and video clips, combine with the book to provide fascinating insights into the hidden world of seafloor geology and biology using the latest deep-sea imaging and geological concepts.
Apocalyptic millennialism is embraced by the most powerful strands of evangelical Christianity. The followers of these groups believe in the physical return of Jesus to Earth in the Second Coming, the affirmation of a Rapture, a millennium of peace under the rule of Jesus and his saints, and, at last, final judgment and deep eternity. In Discovering the End of Time, Donald Akenson traces the primary vector of apocalyptic millennialism to southern Ireland in the 1820s and '30s. Surprisingly, these apocalyptic concepts - which many scholars associate with the poor, the ill-educated, and the desperate - were articulated most forcefully by a rich, well-educated coterie of Irish Protestants. Drawing a striking portrait of John Nelson Darby, the major figure in the evolution of evangelical dispensationalism, Akenson demonstrates Darby's formative influence on ideas that later came to have a foundational impact on American evangelicalism in general and on Christian fundamentalism in particular. Careful to emphasize that recognizing the origins of apocalyptic millennialism in no way implies a judgment on the validity of its constructs, Akenson draws on a deep knowledge of early nineteenth-century history and theology to deliver a powerful history of an Irish religious elite and a major intersection in the evolution of modern Christianity. Opening the door into an Ireland that was hiding in plain sight, Discovering the End of Time tells a remarkable story, at once erudite, conversational, and humorous, and characterized by an impressive range and depth of research.
Discovering the Feminine Genius presents a framework in which women can discover and understand their human and spiritual journey as a daughter of God, a woman, a unique individual, and spouse of the Spirit. Katrina Zeno, renowned speaker on the theology of the body, explores the role of women in our complex world and explains the concept of the feminine genius.
Praise for Discovering the Leader in You "An excellent guide for both new and seasoned leaders on the unique and complex challenges of leadership in the twenty-first century. This well-written, concise book will take you through the steps needed to make conscious, deliberate leadership choices in our 24/7 world of constant access and rapid change-choices that will help you better shape and control the influence you want to have. "-Molly Corbett Broad, president, American Council on Education "All great leaders strive for excellence by committing and periodically recommitting to self-improvement. In Discovering the Leader in You, the authors help leaders hone their awareness of self and environment in this must-read guide on the journey to betterment. " -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "An effective leader must have keen self-awareness, which can only be obtained through a systematic process of self-discovery and evaluation. This book will take you through a proven discovery process that will help hone your leadership skills. I highly recommend it. " -Donna Noce, president, White House Black Market "Discovering the Leader in You isn't about finding what's inside you or recovering what you've lost. It's about recognizing your situation, embracing its challenges, and making the necessary changes to overcome the challenges you face. This book helps leaders at all levels frame leadership discovery as a choice-a decision to make a difference to improve the lives of other people. Leadership is essential no matter the situation. " -General James D. Thurman, commanding general, U. S. Army Forces Command "Leaders can make or break an organization. With Discovering the Leader in You, the authors supply us with a systematic approach to excelling as a leader. The principles defined in this book can help you become the effective, impactful leader you want to be!"-Eric Wiseman, chairman, president, and CEO, VF Corporation "Discover who you are as a leader with the world's top experts on the subject!" -Marshall Goldsmith
Modular, manageable, meaningful--help your students discover the life span! Based on extensive market research, and informed by author Robert Feldman's own teaching experience, Discovering the Life Span was created to meet key teaching needs. Many instructors would like to cover the entire life span in a single term. They would like their students to see the big picture and understand how the domains of development work together. And, perhaps most importantly, they would like their students to truly connect to the material. This remarkable first edition does all three of these things. Here's how: Structured around a modular format, each stage of life and each domain are treated equally throughout the text. This balanced format offers instructors teaching flexibility while helping students see the connections between the physical, cognitive, and social/personality domains.
Comins (U. of Maine) and Kaufmann (San Diego State U. ) introduce the new features of the seventh edition of this well-illustrated introductory text (dates of previous iterations are not given), including updated information on planets in our solar system and extra-solar planets; new appendixes on math, graphs, and constellations; and novel ways of presenting examples of concepts. Special features include "an astronomer's toolbox," advanced computational questions, Web-based questions, and observational projects. The included CD-ROM contains an interactive electronic planetarium. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A scientific theory can be independently tested and potentially disproved. Newton's ideas can be tested and potentially disproved by observations and thus qualify as scientific theory. The idea that God created the Earth in six days cannot be tested, much less disproved. It is not a scientific theory but rather a matter of faith.
Why wonder or worry about the future? God has given you a sneak preview. With all that's transpiring in the world, people can't help but wonder what the future holds. Will there ever be peace on earth? How long will the world live under the threat of terrorism? Is a one-world ruler on the horizon? God has already provided answers to these questions in the book of Daniel, which sets forth His blueprints for the future. In fact, when you understand the prophecies Daniel reveals, every other prophecy in the Bible will fit somewhere in the plan. If you want to understand the future, if you want to know what will happen in the "end of days," you need to begin with the prophecies of the Book of Daniel. Join me on this glorious adventure into the future. --Kay Arthur The 40-Minute Bible Studies tackle vital issues in short, easy-to-grasp lessons for personal or group use-with no homework required.
In a unique approach to career planning, Discovering Your Career matches a career area to the student rather than the student to a career area. This approach focuses on each student's needs and guides the student to pursuing a career based on individual talents and passions. Discovering Your Career addresses current career trends related to technology, workforce diversity, and global markets; explores investigating careers via job shadowing, service learning, and community mentoring; explains and discusses a variety of career and educational options; and emphasizes self-awareness, goal setting, decision making, reduction of prejudice, SCANS competencies, and economic responsibility. Discovering Your Career also promotes future career success by providing students with current and projected career information and by helping them build skills in such vital areas as networking, teamwork, communication, and problem solving.
Winner of the 2009 Smart Marriages® Impact Award Think all sex should be earth shattering? The quality of most couple sex doesn't measure up to the much distorted image of the perfect romantic love/passionate sex encounter portrayed in popular culture. In Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style: Sharing Desire, Pleasure, and Satisfaction, renowned marital and sex therapist Barry McCarthy and his wife Emily McCarthy urge couples to ignore what they see on TV, in books, or online, and discover their own unique sexual style. The McCarthys offer three guidelines for sexual satisfaction: develop positive, realistic sexual expectations; explore sensual and sexual options; and communicate sexual desires. With this foundation, couples can take a straightforward survey to determine which of four couple sexual styles best fits their relationship. Based on three years of research and treating more than 4,000 individuals and couples, Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style provides information, guidelines, exercises, and case studies that will help readers find their own sexual voice and develop a mutually satisfying sexual style.
How to open up the world of past-life regression to anyone interested in finding out more about themselves.
Riso has become the foremost writer on the Enneagram. His two bestselling books, Personality Types and Understanding the Enneagram, have pioneered a modern understanding of human personality as delineated by the ancient nine-pointed Enneagram symbol. Now, in response to wide demand, he has developed this questionnaire to help readers determine their personality types.
How much do you know about . . . Obesity Sleep Meteors Aliens Bees Sperm banks Sex in space Duct tape Germs Airport security Death Ancient weapons Rats The Internet Birth Weather Milk Mosquitoes Your body Space disasters DISCOVER'S 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything is the first book written by the editors of the award-winning DISCOVER magazine. Based on DISCOVER'S most eagerly awaited monthly column, "20 Things You Didn't Know About," this original book looks at many popular--and sometimes unexpected--topics in science and technology, and reveals quirky, intriguing, and little-known facts. Whether you're just curious or think you already know everything, this book is guaranteed to expand your mind.
Grace Mackay thought she was normal, a little shy maybe, but no less normal than any other struggling young waitress. But she did not know about the secretive Powers world. She did not know she was the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers' survival. And she certainly did not know her newest boyfriend, Gregory, was an Anti-Powers prince who intended to break her heart and her bones in no particular order.But when she discovers that Ben, her best friend and unrequited former crush, is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace's normal turns a little wacky. And when she learns that she has The Gift, the rare power to heal the injured and resurrect life with her touch, it is official - Grace is a weirdo even in the Powers world.But what freaks Grace out more than all that is the fact she has feelings for Ben again - and he has feelings for her - which makes Grace's new normal a lot more complicated.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors