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When you look at the stars or feel the force of the wind, you are making observations. An observation is an interaction of one or more of the senses-sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell-with the environment or surroundings. The ability of the senses are limited. Therefore, instruments have been invented and developed to extend the powers of observation. Instruments improve our ability to observe and to make measurements that would otherwise be very inaccurate or even impossible to make. For example, a telescope allows us to take a closer look at the stras. A scale enables us to accurately determine how much we weigh by measuring the pull of Earth's gravity on our bodies, which is something our senses don't readily observe.
Have neglected items around your house? They can be the source for exciting craft possibilities! Turn your old leather belts into a cool doormat (or even a briefcase!); worn-out paperbacks into gorgeous bud vases; tennis balls into a quaint country swing; chopsticks into a handsome trivet, and many more.With full-color photos throughout to guide and inspire, Danny shows that it's easy to be crafty, and fun to be budget- and eco-conscious.
What is it to grieve for the death of a parent? More literary and experiential than other philosopical works on emotion, Upheavals of Thought will engage the reader who has ever stopped to ask that question. Emotions such as grief, fear, anger and love seem to be alien forces that disturb our thoughts and plans. Yet they also embody some of our deepest thoughts--about the importance of the people we love, about the vulnerability of our bodies and our plans to events beyond our control. In this wide-ranging book, based on her Gifford Lectures, philosopher Martha Nussbaum draws on philosophy, psychology, anthropology, music and literature to illuminate the role emotions play in our thoughts about important goals. Starting with an account of her own mother's death, she argues that emotions are intelligent appraisals of a world that we do not control, in the light of our own most significant goals and plans. She then investigates the implications of this idea for normative issues, analyzing the role of compassion in private and public reasoning and the attempts of authors both philosophical and literary to purify or reform the emotion of erotic love. Ultimately, she illuminates the structure of emotions and argues that once we understand the complex intelligence of emotions we will also have new reasons to value works of literature as sources of ethical education. Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago, appointed in Law School, Philosophy department, and Divinity School, and an Associate in Classics. A leading scholar in ancient Greek ethics, aesthetics and literature, her previous books include The Fragility of Goodness (Cambridge, 1986), Loves's Knowledge (Oxford, 1992), Poetic Justice (Beacon Press, 1997), The Therapy of Desire (Princeton, 1996), Cultivating Humanity (Harvard, 1997), and Sex and Social Justice (Oxford, 1999). Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Review of Books, and New Republic.
Model question papers with answers to prepare for the Civil Services Preliminary exam on Indian History.
Model papers for students appearing for C. A. Entrance Examination.
Eligibility, age and other conditions and papers on ability, aptitude and language.
This is a reference book about English grammar for students and teachers.
This is a book contains objective questions of latest happenings.
Model question and answers for University Grants Commission JRF/NET Examinations, History subject.
Model papers for students pursuing course for IGNOU B. Ed. Entrance Exam with solved papers of previous year exams.
'New Pattern Tests of Objective English' has been designed basically to meet the pressing requirements of the candidates going in for various competitive examinations in which Objective Tests in General English are given. This book, therefore, is indispensable to the candidates planning to take higher and economically better jobs in life. The results of the test in Objective General English will determine, in great measure, the future of the candidates preparing for lofty achievements in life. The purpose of this book, therefore, is not to make candidates self-reliant, but to direct them in self-reliance, not to make their knowledge perfect but to inspire them to reach perfection.
Objective Arithmetic, General Intelligence, General Knowledge, General Science and Objective General English question papers with answers of 2006/7/8/9 to help candidates to appear for railway recruitment board exams in 2010 for different positions.
Examination question papers and their answers to prepare for future staff selection commission tests.
Model paper and references for teaching and research aptitude as per revised syllabus.
Contains mock interview questions and answers that help prepare for real interviews and group discussions.
This book contains topics on Computer Architecture and Circuit Design, Introduction to Database Concepts, Computer Graphics, Programming Language Concepts, Data Communication and Networking, Data Structures and Algorithms, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, System Analysis and Designing, Operating System Concepts and Artificial Intelligence. Objective Questions and Syllabus are addition features of this book.
This book has been specially written for the candidates preparing for the UGC-NET/JRF/SET and other competitive examinations of the same level. It covers the latest revised and updated syllabus and pattern of papers prescribed by the UGC for Paper-II and Paper-III for the above noted examinations.
Question booklet for civil service examination.
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth. The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction. At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies. Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today's science fiction greats.From the Paperback edition.
"The threads of Peter Lovesey's new Peter Diamond mystery, Upon a Dark Night, twist up so neatly they make a perfect hangman's noose--another triumph of plotting from this master of the classic puzzle form."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review "Lovesey is . . . master of the traditional crime novel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The characters are complex and well-drawn, the plot intricate but credible, the story well-told and the puzzles neatly tied up by the end."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "An extraordinary combination of classic puzzle with a contemporary police procedural; an immensely satisfying work by one of Britain's foremost mystery novelists."--Houston Chronicle "Lovesey's latest Peter Diamond novel offers everything a fan of classic detective fiction could want."--Booklist A young woman is dumped, injured and unconscious, in a private hospital's parking lot. She is an amnesiac with no memory prior to her discovery by hospital personnel. Detective Inspector Peter Diamond of the Bath homicide squad is unwilling to become involved. He has other, more important cases to solve: A woman has plunged to her death from the roof of a local landmark while half the young people of Bath partied below, and an elderly farmer has shot himself. Are these apparent suicides really so, or are there sinister forces at work? And then he finds a connection to the amnesiac woman named, temporarily, Rose. Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded The Crime Writers' Association's Gold, Silver and Diamond Daggers, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Dream-Hunter novel about Aidan, who's angry at the world, and Leta, an immortal goddess who needs him to protect her from a ruthless enemy.
The much-beloved and acclaimed Christian fiction author delivers a redemptive delight with the story of an ex-con who learns the hard way that it's better to be with God than without Him. Deon "Rocky" Rockford is released after serving nearly twenty five years in jail. He may have been "saved" on the inside, but now that his term, originally a life sentence, has been overturned, and he's free from the shackles of the prayers of the men's ministry of the New Hope Church, he wants only to focus on himself. As fearless as he is strong, this big, brawny guy won many brawls behind bars, and feels ready to forge a new life in the infamous community of Shelton Heights. But he soon starts to see that the only "rock" he can count on is God.
Warm, energetic, and charming. --The Houston PostMama Ruby's known for taking things that aren't rightfully hers, like her best friend's stillborn infant, who she brought back to life and christened Maureen. She's also rumored to have done away with her husband. Some fear her, others try their best to avoid her. But Mama Ruby doesn't pay them any mind. Not when she's got the one gift God gave her--her precious baby girl. "Monroe's literary canvas is painted with verve and humor and passion." --Christian Science MonitorBut growing up with a mama like Ruby is enough to make any half-sane girl wish for something--anything--else. And when Maureen gets the chance to explore the "real" world, you can bet she's going to take it. . .and run like hell. "There is an electricity and vitality to this novel that makes it unique. Mary monroe is a remarkable talent." --Chicago Sun-Times
Over 400 colleges and universities have adopted this up-to-date user-friendly textbook addressing psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors. Wide-ranging research and extensive citations make this an excellent reference source. A companion Study Guide containing chapter outline, guided review, practice tests, a drug identification table, and an extended glossary is available to download with each copy. Key ideas and concepts are highlighted throughout the book. This technique along with the Study Guide aids readers in processing the materials. Instructor support materials are also available. The content relies on the most current data and studies as well as practical information and interviews drawn from treatment professionals and their clients. The material gives perceptive insights into the complex fields of drug abuse, compulsive behaviors, addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention. QR (quick response) codes access short videos for each chapter, and hundreds of illustrations, photos, and graphics make this clearly, concisely, and simply written textbook valuable to instructors, students, and professionals alike.
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