By Miriam Forman-Brunell
During this accomplished, readable, quantity encyclopedia, specialists from various disciplines give a contribution items to the puzzle of what it means?€”and what it has intended during the last four hundred years?€”to be a woman in the US. The portrait that emerges unearths deep changes in ladies' stories counting on socioeconomic context, non secular and ethnic traditions, kin lifestyles, faculties, associations, and the messages of purchaser and well known culture.Girls were commodified, idealized, trivialized, eroticized, and formed by way of the strong forces of pop culture, from Little ladies to Barbie. but women also are robust co-creators of the tradition that shapes them, frequently cleverly subverting it to their very own reasons. From Pocahantas to punk rockers, ladies were an vital, if neglected and undervalued, a part of American tradition.
By Chris Santella
Fifty extra areas to Play golfing ahead of You Die is the 6th of Chris Santella’s renowned Fifty locations” books (more than 250,000 copies in print), and the 1st to come back to golfthe sequence’ most well-liked subject. In this new publication Santella interviews 50 luminaries within the golfing global approximately their favourite classes and experiences. Experts variety from professional traveling execs (Amy Alcott, Fred Funk) to reporters and photographers (James Dodson, Brian Morgan) to golfing direction architects (Robert von Hagge, Bob Harrison) to shuttle experts (Gordon Dalgleish, Mike Lardner). Old nation favorites like Royal Dornoch and Machrihanish in Scotland are featured, yet so are venues faraway the linksters’ crushed course, like Nirwana, Bali, the place the direction runs beside rice paddies within the shadow of historic temples, and China’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the place gamers tee off at 10,000 toes, on the base of the Himalayas. More than forty awesome photographs catch the attract of those unforgettable golfing locations.
By David Feldman
In accumulating the main interesting questions requested approximately activities and leisure right into a convenient Gem layout, popular culture guru David Feldman demystifies those and lots more and plenty extra in Imponderables®: enjoyable and video games . supplying you with info you cannot locate in encyclopedias, dictionaries, or almanacs, enjoyable and video games is a enjoyable examine the little issues that make existence so fascinating.
By P. Roy Vagelos
P. Roy Vagelos grew up throughout the melancholy as a wise-cracking son of Greek immigrants. He left his family's small eating place to develop into a physician and went directly to grasp 3 professions and turn into the manager govt Officer of the multinational pharmaceutical colossal, Merck & Co. medication, technological know-how, and Merck follows Vangelos' existence from early life to retirement, from his educational years on the college of Pennsylvania, Columbia University's scientific institution, and Massachusetts common sanatorium via his expert occupation on the nationwide Institute of well-being, Washington collage, and Merck. all through, Vagelos by no means misplaced contact along with his relatives values, his excessive wish to aid others, and his religion within the partnership precept and the contest that makes it paintings. P. Roy Vagelos and Louis Galambos provide an strange standpoint on operating in 3 prime professions: medication, technological know-how, and company. They take readers contained in the laboratory and boardroom of 1 of America's huge organisations, interpreting the blunders and the strategies of Merck. P. Roy Vagelos, M.D. served as CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. from 1985 to 1994. prior to assuming duties in company management, he had gained medical popularity as an expert on lipids and enzymes and as a learn supervisor. the writer of greater than a hundred clinical papers, Vagelos has been elected to the yank Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the yankee Philosophical Society. Louis Galambos has written greatly on U.S. business-government kinfolk, on monetary points of recent institutional advancements and at the upward thrust of the bureaucratic nation. A professor at Johns Hopkins college, Professor Galambos is the writer of a number of books, together with every time, anyplace (Cambridge, 2002).
By Tina Beattie
From its slow decline through the latter a part of the 20 th century, faith has been catapulted again into public awareness, now not least through acts of violence, extremism and numerous different types of fundamentalism.In this energetic and magnificent contribution to the controversy the major feminist theologian, Tina Beattie, argues that the specter of spiritual fanaticism is reflected through a no much less virulent and ignorant secular fanaticism which has taken carry of the highbrow periods. Its excessive Priest is Richard Dawkins, writer of "The God Delusion", yet its disciples and acolytes contain major opinion formers and commentators reminiscent of A C Grayling and Christopher Hitchens, the journalist Polly Toynbee and the novelists Martin Amis and Ian McEwan. "The New Atheists" demands a extra reasoned and inventive discussion among believers and non-believers approximately questions which impinge deeply on all our lives, and may intrigue each open-minded reader, believer or non-believer.
By Charla Krupp
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By Tanya Michaels
Laptop programmer Chloe Malcolm does not know the way she enable her ally speak her into attending her tenyear highschool reunion. but if Dylan Echolsher former overwhelm became significant league baseball playermistakes her for a favored cheerleader, she comes to a decision to utilize the Cinderella second. Dylan cannot think it while the attractive lady he simply kissed runs away. he is much more shocked to find she's now not the individual he idea she was.... Chloe is aware she cannot misinform the horny activities big name eternally. yet as soon as she tells Dylan the reality, will she flip again into her tonguetied former self? Or will he love her for who she is and provides her the happilyeverafter she's continuously dreamed of?
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Until eventually lately, there have been simply major methods you'll get funds out of your domestic: promote it or borrow opposed to it and make per thirty days mortgage payments. opposite mortgages supply a 3rd approach of having funds out of your domestic. when you are a home-owner, age sixty two and older, you're eligible to use for a opposite loan mortgage that converts your house fairness right into a tax-free source of revenue. With the entire consultant to opposite Mortgages, you are going to examine all you want to understand to earn the supplemental source of revenue you wish, with out being concerned approximately: Having to promote your house hand over your identify Or tackle a brand new per thirty days personal loan cost. This useful consultant explains every thing you must find out about opposite mortgages and the way to exploit them for your virtue. With practising lawyers Tyler Kraemer and Tammy Kraemer best the way in which, you'll examine the step by step approach to getting a opposite personal loan and making the simplest of your retirement!
By W. R. Mekwi
By Ralf Riedel, I-Wei Chen
Even if ceramics were identified to mankind actually for millennia, study hasn't ever ceased. except the vintage makes use of as a bulk fabric in pottery, development, and ornament, the latter half the 20 th century observed an explosive development of program fields, similar to electric and thermal insulators, wear-resistant bearings, floor coatings, light-weight armour, or aerospace fabrics. as well as undeniable, not easy solids, sleek ceramics are available in many new guises similar to materials, ultrathin motion pictures, microstructures and hybrid composites.
equipped at the reliable foundations laid down by means of the 20-volume sequence fabrics technological know-how and know-how, Ceramics technology and know-how choices out this fascinating fabric classification and illuminates it from each side.
fabrics scientists, engineers, chemists, biochemists, physicists and clinical researchers alike will locate this paintings a treasure trove for a variety of ceramics wisdom from conception and basics to useful methods and challenge solutions.Content:
Chapter 1 Ceramic Oxides (pages 1–58): Dusan Galusek and Katarina Ghillanyova
Chapter 2 Nitrides (pages 59–89): Pavol Sajgalik, Zoltan Lences and Miroslav Hnatko
Chapter three Gallium Nitride and Oxonitrides (pages 91–130): Isabel Kinski and Paul F. McMillan
Chapter four Silicon Carbide? and Boron Carbide?Based difficult fabrics (pages 131–227): Clemens Schmalzried and Karl A. Schwetz
Chapter five advanced Oxynitrides (pages 229–256): Derek P. Thompson
Chapter 6 Perovskites (pages 257–297): Vladimir Fedorov
Chapter 7 The Mn+1 AXn stages and their houses (pages 299–347): Michel W. Barsoum
Chapter eight Structure–Property kinfolk (pages 349–378): Tatsuki Ohji
Chapter nine Dislocations in Ceramics (pages 379–436): Terence E. Mitchell
Chapter 10 disorder constitution, Nonstoichiometry, and Nonstoichiometry rest of complicated Oxides (pages 437–478): Han?Ill Yoo
Chapter eleven Interfaces and Microstructures in fabrics (pages 479–528): Wook Jo and Nong?Moon Hwang
Chapter 12 Fracture of Ceramics (pages 529–575): Robert Danzer, Tanja Lube, Peter Supancic and Rajiv Damani
Chapter thirteen Creep Mechanisms in advertisement Grades of Silicon Nitride (pages 577–599): Frantisek Lofaj and Sheldon M. Wiederhorn
Chapter 14 Fracture Resistance of Ceramics (pages 601–631): Mark Hoffman
Chapter 15 Superplasticity in Ceramics: Accommodation?Controlling Mechanisms Revisited (pages 633–663): Arturo Dominguez?Rodriguez and Diego Gomez?Garcia
Chapter sixteen Thermal Conductivity (pages 665–696): Kiyoshi Hirao and also you Zhou
Chapter 17 electric Conduction in Nanostructured Ceramics (pages 697–727): Harry L. Tuller, Scott J. Litzelman and George C. Whitfield
Chapter 18 Ferroelectric homes (pages 729–790): Doru C. Lupascu and Maxim I. Morozov
Chapter 19 Magnetic houses of Transition?Metal Oxides: From Bulk to Nano (pages 791–833): Polona Umek, Andrej Zorko and Denis Arcon