The Rings of Saturn
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."
Author: Han Lamers
Greece Reinvented is the first book-length discussion of the transformation of Byzantine Hellenism in Renaissance Italy, exploring why and how the Byzantine intelligentsia, displaced to Italy, adopted distinctively Greek personas to replace traditional Byzantine claims to a Roman identity.
Author: Jean Graham-Jones
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
"In Exorcising History, Jean Graham-Jones documents, contextualizes, and analyzes theater produced in Buenos Aires during Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83 and the nation's subsequent return to democracy. The plays discussed, while not necessarily constituting "political theater," are indeed political in that each is conditioned by sociopolitical structures present at the moment of creation. It is in this way that the plays lend themselves to Graham-Jones's examination of how personal and collective histories enter into theater production, in the creation of dramatic worlds that re-create and revise the "outside" world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This product documents the process by which foodborne parasites were ranked from a global food safety perspective, and provides a ranking and information on all the top ranked parasites both generally and from a regional perspective. It directly supports the establishment of international standards on foodborne parasites by the Codex Alimentarius.
"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring men
In recent years, zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals have gained increasing attention worldwide. Human diseases that have their origins in infected animals, such as AIDS or Creutzfeldt-Jakob, have highlighted the need for a better understanding of animal diseases in terms of their epidemiology, mechanism of transmission to man, diagnosis, prevention and control. Encroachment into formerly little known ecological areas has increased exposure to such diseases. Also, the speed of modern travel facilitates the spread of the diseases once confined to specific geographic areas. Animal migration and trade pose a similar threat. This new edition provides a detailed overview of the most important zoonotic diseases including: its first appearance, most important outbreaks, latest scientific knowledge, and causative agents. It includes etiology, geographic distribution, symptoms and occurrence in man and animals, source of infection, mode of transmission, role of animals in the epidemiology of the disease, diagnostic techniques and prevention and control measures; name and number according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD -10.). It also includes an index covering synonyms and etiologic agents' names.
Exploring Renaissance humanists’ debates on matter, life and the soul, this volume addresses the contribution of humanist culture to the evolution of early modern natural philosophy so as to shed light on the medical context of the Scientific Revolution.
Author: Michael O'Neal Campbell
Publisher: CRC Press
This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, colorizations, and conservation questions. Extinct species of both families are examined, as is the disputed evidence for familial similarities and differences currently under review by geneticists and ornithologists. Conservation questions concern the extent to which recent land cover change (deforestation, urbanization, and desertification), wildlife depletions, and pollution have affected scavenging vultures. Such changes are examined as both positive and negative for vultures—a growing body of literature hints at the positive impacts of urban waste, more open forests, forest fires, landscape cultivation, road kills, and shore development, especially with increased attention to bird adaptation and "new" theories of adaptive management in conservation. These are contrasted with the conservation of other raptors and scavengers. Within new trends in conservation, with emphases on animal/human shared co-evolution in intensely habituated spaces, vulture conservation requires important new perspectives that contrast with the needs of other species conservation.
Collects the adventures of Garfield as he torments Jim and Odie.
Author: David Brodsky
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Unlike other vocabulary guides that require the rote memorization of literally thousands of words, this book starts from the premise that using the etymological connections between Spanish and English words—their common derivations from Latin, Greek, and other languages—is the most effective way to acquire and remember vocabulary. This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Teachers of the language will also find much material that can be used to help motivate their students to acquire, and retain, Spanish vocabulary. Spanish Vocabulary is divided into four parts and four annexes: Part I provides background material on the origins of Spanish and begins the process of presenting Spanish vocabulary. Part II presents "classical" Spanish vocabulary—words whose form (in both Spanish and English) is nearly unchanged from Latin and Greek. Part III deals with "popular" Spanish vocabulary, which underwent significant changes in form (and often meaning) during the evolution from Latin to Spanish. A number of linguistic patterns are identified that will help learners recognize and remember new vocabulary. Part IV treats a wide range of themes, including words of Germanic and Arabic origin, numbers, time, food and animals, the family, the body, and politics. Annex A: Principal exceptions to the "Simplified Gender Rule" Annex B: 700 words whose relations, if any, to English words are not immediately obvious Annex C: -cer verbs and related words Annex D: 4,500 additional words, either individually or in groups, with English correspondences
Consumer-driven products have kept the food industry at the forefront of technological innovations. For example, the redefinition of the once accepted compromise between convenience and quality is just one of the current issues driving the development of new products. An overview of a range of solutions for these challenges, Innovation in Food Engineering: New Techniques and Products addresses not only new or alternative technologies but also new products, materials, and additives that have emerged as a response to current and emerging issues faced by the food industry. This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern processing technologies and their use to develop new or improved food products and ingredients that meet consumers increased demands for quality and safety. Each chapter in the Innovative Techniques section begins with a critical review of the fundamentals of the new or modified technique, its advantages, and relevant results. They include a description of the actual industrial scenario where the technique can be applied, emphasizing benefits and economical relevance of this sector. The chapters in the New Materials, Products, and Additives section identify the potential of the new or modified product, discuss its production route, and compare it with traditional alternatives. While there are many books available on both topics, this is one of the first to cover processing technologies and their use to produce new and improved food products. Written by internationally recognized experts and pioneers and comprehensive in scope, the text highlights promising techniques and remaining challenges. In the constantly changing global marketplace, keeping up with new developments is important—keeping ahead of them is essential. This book keeps you up to date on the latest technology and paves the way for future developments.
Cat in an Alien X-Ray
Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
Publisher: Forge Books
Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride, as Midnight Louie, feline PI, and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond...or common criminals that prey on the innocent. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Neil Giarratana
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
CEO Priorities provides direct, specific, and valuable real-world advice and insights for CEOs and aspiring CEOs or executives, supported by relevant stories couched in humor and irony. Neil Giarratana takes you inside the CEO’s office and lays out a top executive's priorities—get these right...or else! He covers the key areas that must be handled well and with smarts, and explains in detail how to do it. Weaving in examples from his 30-plus years of experience, Giarratana packs CEO Priorities full of fascinating, surprising, and always relevant information. You'll learn what you need to know about the critical areas of concern or activity for a CEO, any one of which could mean the difference between success and failure, plus targeted advice to help you: End divisive office politics Fast-track new product development Handle a bad quarter Forecast earnings without being foolish Employ moral responsibility as a competitive advantage Avoid the dark side of passion Successfully effect changes in company culture Introduce a new business model Everything of major significance you’ll have to face as a CEO is identified and analyzed in this important new title.