This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the winter training held December 22-27, 2014, in Anaheim, California, on the “Crystallization-study of Exodus.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.
This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.).
A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.). Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.
Das Buch ist eine problemorientierte Einführung in die (nicht nur germanistische) Literaturwissenschaft; kein positivistisches Lernbuch, aber auch keine bloße Methodenrevue. Gestützt auf Erfahrungen aus langjähriger Lehre versucht der Autor, anhand anschaulicher Beispiele grundsätzliche Perspektiven und Fragestellungen der Literaturwissenschaft zu entfalten. Das Spektrum der Themen reicht von der antiken Rhetorik und Poetik über Begründungsfragen der modernen Literaturwissenschaft und exemplarische Strukturanalysen zu epischen, lyrischen und dramatischen Texten bis hin zu aktuellen Fragestellungen wie Lesesozialisation und "Literatur in der Medienkonkurrenz". Die leserfreundliche Anlage des Textes, mit erläuternden Marginalien, Begriffsdefinitionen, Schaubildern und Abbildungen soll den Studienanfängern den Einstieg erleichtern und sie ermuntern, die vielfältigen weiterführenden Anregungen und Hinweise selbständig zu verfolgen. Diesem Ziel dient (als Ergänzung zum Buch) dieses "Vertiefungsprogramm zum Selbststudium".
This brilliant blend of history, biography, and criticism explores the seminal figures of twentieth-century French art—Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Léger, Dufy, Braque, Giacometti, Balthus, and Hélion—and the vital art world in which they thrived. The ten interlocking essays in this important book include radical new evaluations of Derain, Léger, and Dufy, and penetrating studies of the final works of Picasso and Braque. Paris Without End, Jed Perl’s first book, is now celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary and is essential reading for anyone passionate about modern art. Roberta Smith called it “a quiet, cogent tour de force. . . . As one critic’s demonstration of what he considers the best in art and the best way to write about it, this book sets a high standard.” Hilton Kramer also noted, “Everyone who cares about the art of the twentieth century will find something to disagree with in this book—its many unorthodox judgments are bound to be controversial—but that, in my view, is a mark of the book’s importance.”
While rescuers frantically searched for survivors in the World Trade Center attacks, Jack Taylor was searching, too. His life-long journey to find one woman who would love him unconditionally was somewhere among the rubble.
This is an epic journey along the road traveled and littered by the bones of other hope romantics who failed to find perfect love. Jack discovers it is not what you find at the end of the journey but the journey itself. The story of Jack Taylor begins in his childhood as he sets off on a life-long journey to find a lover who will accept him for all that he is and is not. Jack does not realize he has been on such a journey until his mother dies. She dies only hours after he has made plans to move home and take care of her. Following her death, Jack is forced to revisit his childhood bitterness for manipulating women. By now, he had perfected his malice. Frustrated at not understanding his spite, he seeks revenge against the opposite sex.
In the process, his first marriage falls apart and he turns his back on the world.
By accident, the power of a youthful first love resurfaces and begins to soften his heart. Jack becomes entangled in the doomed relationship. In retreat, Jack almost misses the love affair he longed for, only to have it stolen from him by unchangeable circumstances.
Deciding to abandon his convictions to find unconditional love, Jack settles for a larger endeavor - trying to instill the impenitent search for inner peace in his young daughter. A Journey Through Pines is a pilgrimage all humans pursue, yet one that leaves them unsure of what they have found until faced with losing it along the way. Jack Taylor was a risk taker unafraid of falling from grace in the name of leaving behind an ancestral message of love.
Are you giving your marriage the attention it deserves? Marriage is the most significant human relationship we ever experience. Yet many people do not think about how a great marriage happens, and why. In this new book, The Marriage Prayer, Morley and Delk come together to help you invest in the most important person in your life, before it's too late.
The Marriage Prayer covers topics ranging from worship and security to money and sex. Filled with case studies, application questions, and real-life stories, this book is just the thing to keep you moving down the road toward a great godly marriage.
THE ATKOI WAR, VOLUME 1: SLAVE GIRL OF AKKADIS "From Machiavellian intrigues at the Imperial court to the slave markets and Arena of Akkadis; from ruth brigands and corrupt rulers to beautiful slave girls, this has it all. This is space opera on a galactic scale, an epic reminiscent of the great classics of science fiction. If you want a great read, you've found it." It is the year 2999. Humanity's vast Empire rules over a thousand worlds, but its leaders are weak and corrupt. On its borders, the Atkoi tribes, human but long since reverted to barbarism, have acquired modern weapons and faster than light warships. They are united in their hostility to the Empire by their religious beliefs and now for the first time they also have a single leader, a tyrant bent on religious war and conquest. The Empire's feeble attempts to appease him only help the Atkoi grow stronger. And between the Empire and the Atkoi is the fiercely independent world of Akkadis: strategically vital, and coveted by both. An Imperial passenger liner, the Evening Star, is attacked by Atkoi terrorists aided by terrifying alien mercenaries. One of the passengers, an Imperial ambassador named Archpriest Scamander, appears to be in league with the terrorists. The ship's precious cargo is plundered and several dozen of the most attractive female passengers are taken captive. They begin a nightmare voyage to Akkadis, beyond the borders of the Empire and beyond any hope of rescue, where their fate is to be sold into slavery. One of the girls, Aimee, is promised that the lives of her family will be spared if she surrenders her virginity to Scamander.
Too late she discovers that the treacherous ambassador is lying: her family are already dead. Another young woman, Kyra, is a bride-to-be on her way to her fiance on the Imperial capital world. But Kyra is not molested at all; the brigands appear to have other plans for her. On Akkadis the girls face a terrifying ordeal: sale by auction.
Several of them are sold to one of the planet's notorious slave brothels. There they meet Mrs Knott, the tyrannical manageress. Meanwhile an Akkadisi lawyer and politician has been accused of treason and executed by the secret police, and his wife, Amanda, has been condemned to slavery. She attempts to escape but is betrayed. She is sold to the same brothel, where she meets and befriends Aimee. The two women share a common thirst for freedom and revenge, and they are willing to risk their lives to achieve it. Mrs Knott has been secretly filming rich and powerful clients when they visit her establishment. Her ultimate plan is blackmail. She considers her collection of audiovisual recordings to be her 'pension fund,' little realising that one of the men she has filmed is in fact Archpriest Scamander, perhaps the most dangerous man on the planet, who is involved in treason and intrigue at the very highest levels. Mrs Knott is completely out of her depth. She does not know that her clumsy attempt at blackmail is about to go catastrophically wrong, nor does she realise how far and wide the consequences of Amanda's desperate act of revenge will spread. Sometimes the best weapons of the weak are the mistakes of those who think they are strong. PRAISE FOR 'SLAVE GIRL OF AKKADIS' "(Sparrowhawk is...) a master of storytelling. He creates a shockingly authentic future universe." "A fast moving, thrilling plot... a stunning tour de force" "At last, a new SF author with great ideas."