Combining oral and visual history, this description of the Crimean War is compiled with the use of extracts from a considerable number of eye-witness accounts in the form of letters and diaries of soldiers, sailors, doctors, nurses, artists and reporters. They include views from all sides of the conflict - not only British, but French, Russian and Turkish. The war was the first to be photographed (by Roger Fenton and his colleagues), and the first to which professional war artists were assigned, and the book is extensively illustrated with images created by those photographers and artists.
A natural history of the influenza virus is presented from the 1918 Spanish Flu up through the H5N1 Bird Flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu. The structure and function of the influenza virus are discussed in terminology accessible to everyone. Vaccines, medicines, preventions, treatments and other practical considerations are discussed in order to provide information to enhance the probability of surviving a severe flu outbreak or pandemic.
This book shows, from start to finish, how microeconomics can and should be used in the analysis of public policy problems. It is an exciting new way to learn microeconomics, motivated by its application to important, real-world issues. Lee Friedman's modern replacement for his influential 1984 work not only brings the issues addressed into the present but develops all intermediate microeconomic theory to make this book accessible to a much wider audience. Friedman offers the microeconomic tools necessary to understand policy analysis of a wide range of matters of public concern--including the recent California electricity crisis, welfare reform, public school finance, global warming, health insurance, day care, tax policies, college loans, and mass transit pricing. These issues are scrutinized through microeconomic models that identify policy strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for improvements. Each chapter begins with explanations of several fundamental microeconomic principles and then develops models that use and probe them in analyzing specific public policies. The book has two primary and complementary goals. One is to develop skills of economic policy analysis: to design, predict the effects of, and evaluate public policies. The other is to develop a deep understanding of microeconomics as an analytic tool for application--its strengths and extensions into such advanced techniques as general equilibrium models and pricing methods for natural monopolies and its weaknesses, such as behavioral inconsistencies with utility-maximization models and its limits in comparing institutional alternatives. The result is an invaluable professional and academic reference, one whose clear explanation of principles and analytic techniques, and wealth of constructive applications, will ensure it a prominent place not only on the bookshelves but also on the desks of students and professionals alike.
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".
Three lives are forever changed by a visit to the Castle of the Hidden Grotto. “Readers will be… seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights.” A Romance Review Dr. Elijah Wheeler, a professor of mythological studies, visits the castle along with his assistant, Thomas Lee, and his daughter Catherine. A self-described “disciple of the physical sciences,” Catherine rebuffs Tom’s marriage proposal in part because she scorns his field of study. But her conviction that all the mysteries of the world can be explained away by science is challenged when the sexually naive young woman is awakened by the invisible Darius to the pleasures of the flesh.
Elijah, intrigued by the lascivious satyr-and-nymph bathhouse statues, is transported back in time to witness Inigo and the voluptuous Mara posing for them. RT BookReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner. This 86-page stand-alone novella is a revised and expanded edition of a story that was originally published by Bantam Dell in Book 1 of a paranormal series written under a different pen name. That book was an RT BookReviews Top Pick and was honored with their Reviewers’ Choice Award.
“The sensuality is what sets this story apart. Readers will be transfixed by the tableaux that [Crane] presents, and seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights…. These stories will fascinate the reader and whet her appetite for the books to come.” –A Romance Review “The story line is unique… leading to a fascinatingly intense tale. Some of the sexual encounters are vividly graphic, but seems apropos when one considers the castle’s inhabitants and their sagas. Readers will want return engagements to this interesting castle.” –Genre Go Round The Desire Eternal Series: At the Castle of the Hidden Grotto, you’ll discover a world of sensuality and mystery, courtesy of four beautiful immortals who strive to fulfill their guests’ most secret longings—and their own unruly appetites. You’ll meet Elic, a tall Nordic álfr who can morph from male to female; Lili, an insatiable goddess of ancient Babylonia; Inigo, a handsome and playfully lusty satyr; and Darius, a shape-shifting djinni obligated to satisfy the unspoken desires of any human he touches. Step into the Castle of the Hidden Grotto and lose yourself in a realm of entrancement, temptation, and intoxicating passion. This series is comprised of stand-alone books containing complete stories. The Desire Eternal Books in Order: These are the books that are published or planned at this time. There will be more to come. Book 1: Immortal Possession, a novella Book 2: Lick of the Flame, a novel Book 3: Body of Knowledge, a novella Book 4: Demons of Flesh and Stone, a novella Book 5: Property of the Viscount, a novel Book 6: Certain Devils, a novella Book 7: The English Courtesan, a novel Book 8: Open to Instruction, a novella Book 9: That Lovin’ Feeling, a novel Book 10: Hunger,
Using A Bug Free Mind - Manifestation Unleashed This is the second part of the Bug Free Mind Process which revolutionises all the studies around manifestation and turns what was once mystic wisdom into a 13-step scientific process for manifesting what you want. The truth is you are not naturally unsuccessful, but instead you were born naturally successful, despite what you have learned and what life has shown you. Now that you have completed Creating Your Bug Free Mind, it is time to discover exactly how to use it to get everything from life you've always wanted.
This journey with me will once again be an extraordinary one... Along the way you'll discover exactly what you want from life and the shortcut to getting it. This is a journey through your life which takes you to your past and your future before bringing you back to the present. When you begin Using Your Own Bug Free Mind you will finally get the results that you were promised... You will unleash your natural ability to manifest the life of your dreams and no longer live the life of your nightmares! You will solve all of your life's problems and discover the solution to not having painful new ones. You will become the successful and truly happy person you know you are meant to be. Everything you've deemed as a 'failure' was not your fault. You were programmed to fail.
The truth is, you can achieve your dreams. Massive success, despite what others have said to you, IS possible. In fact, after dozens of studies and years of dissecting mystic wisdom, the scientific process of manifestation contained within this book takes the 'law of attraction' from an esoteric and experimental philosophy to a proven 13 step system. Using A Bug Free Mind means your manifestation is finally unleashed. Why I created the Bug Free Mind Process A few years ago I discovered that people could not create success because they were effectively trying to load good software onto a computer with a virus. I discovered that the traditional way success is taught would only work for the people who still had their natural success mindset. I discovered that everybody on earth is, or rather was once naturally successful. That we all had a 100% natural success mindset which we once used perfectly to learn to walk. Every day since you learnt to walk you have moved further away from this naturally successful mindset... And this is why you cannot become successful, no matter what you attempt to do. You were programmed by society to fail... There's no conspiracy theory here, it is simple deduction, as how else can you explain a 99.999% failure to succeed rate? So I wrote The Bug Free Mind Process to enable you to remove societies bad program which you have allowed it 'unconsciously' to install into your mind. Once you've removed it, then you are once again left with the same natural success mindset which you once had when you learnt to walk. What this process does is teach you a whole new way of thinking as you journey through your mind and discover things about yourself which you never knew were currently preventing your success... My ulterior motive for doing this is quite simple, I was fascinated about why I could succeed and why the masters of personal development where unable to have a noticeable effect on people. Then one day I discovered why they couldn't teach it to people despite the fact that what they were teaching clearly worked for themselves and for 'some' others. When I discovered where and why they were going wrong I saw what benefit I could bring to the world. Just after that I came to the understanding that if I didn't do this and devote my life to; showing people how to succeed in a way which 'they could make work.