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Tao Te Ching   Author: Lao-Tzu  
This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters and a glossary commenting on the pronunciation and meaning of each Chinese character displayed. This greatly enhances the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the different ways it can be translated into English.
Pages: 128 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations: illus  More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: October 1993 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Oriental & Indian philosophy : Oriental religions : Taoism : China
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The Poetic Edda   Author: Jackson Crawford  
"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." --Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison
Pages: 392 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations: 0  More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,Inc
Published: March 2015 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Poetry
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Top Knife   Author: Asher Hirshberg & Kenneth L Mattox  
Operative trauma surgery is a key element of surgical training world-wide, but many surgical trainees have only limited exposure to it throughout their training. The aim of this book is to provide a detailed technical guide for trauma surgery by two experienced surgical educators who are experts in the field. The original concept behind this text (compared to other operative surgery texts) is a special emphasis on intra-operative judgement, decision-making, and thought processes, as well as technical 'tips and tricks'. The book will be generously illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, but will NOT be a surgical atlas, because there will not be a step-by-step sequence of illustrations for each procedure. The illustrations will be incorporated into the text rather than appearing on separate pages. As such, the book will be an 'operative surgery' book, along the lines of such British classics as Peter Jones' 'Emergency Abdominal Surgery', Hugh Dudley's editions of 'Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery' and Keen's 'Operative Surgery and Management'.
Pages: 234 Size: 145x210mm Illustrations: b/w line drawings  More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: March 2004 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Surgery
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Republic   Author: Plato  
The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato's text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering.
Pages: 392 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: November 1992 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 : Social & political philosophy : Political science & theory
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Plato: Five Dialogues   Author: Plato  
The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works . A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.
Pages: 168 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: October 2002 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 : Ancient Greece
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Plato: Complete Works   Author: Plato  
Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars--many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works attributed to Plato in antiquity. In his introductory essay, John Cooper explains the presentation of these works, discusses questions concerning the chronology of their composition, comments on the dialogue form in which Plato wrote, and offers guidance on approaching the reading and study of Plato's works. Also included are concise introductions by Cooper and Hutchinson to each translation, meticulous annotation designed to serve both scholar and general reader, and a comprehensive index. This handsome volume offers fine paper and a high-quality Smyth-sewn cloth binding in a sturdy, elegant edition.
Pages: 1838 Size: 234.95x161.93mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: May 1997 Format: Hardback
Subjects: Literary essays : Literary studies: classical, early & medieval : Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 : Greece
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A Rulebook for Arguments   Author: Anthony Weston  
From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.
Pages: 118 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,Inc
Published: February 2018 Format: Paperback
Subjects: linguistics : Philosophy: logic
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Iffat al Thunayan   Author: Joseph A Kechichian  
‘Iffat Al Thunayan, spouse of the late King Faysal bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al Sa‘ud (r. 1964–1975), was a pillar of the ruling Al Sa‘ud family. Born and raised in Istanbul to an uprooted Sa‘udi family, she returned to the Kingdom in 1932, a few months before the founder ruler, ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin ‘Abdul Rahman, reinstituted the monarchy. ‘Iffat used her influence to infiltrate many progressive ideas into the Kingdom, including significant strides in education for both boys and girls as well as major advances in health care. An astute observer and a doer par excellence, Queen ‘Iffat left her mark on the contemporary history of the Al Sa‘ud, as she protected and empowered her kin. She raised a formidable family, listened carefully, guided conversations as necessary, spoke with moderation, recommended policies to her husband and, after the latter was assassinated, to her brothers-in-law who succeeded him. A politically conscious spouse, Queen ‘Iffat played the leading role in Sa‘udi female society, attended many state functions, and received female state guests. She traveled extensively, especially in Europe and the United States, supported myriad charities, and cajoled many to invest in the Kingdom. Universally respected, many people sought her advice for she shared her ambitions and ideas to benefit the entire country. Based on multiple interviews conducted with members of the al-Faysal family, friends, and acquaintances of the late Queen, Joseph A. Kéchichian offers the first political biography of a Sa‘udi monarch's spouse. This work is an important resource for social scientists and political analysts, and of interest to all who wish to learn about Arab women in general, and Sa‘udi women in particular.
Pages: 320 Size: 234x156mm Illustrations: colour illus  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: December 2014 Format: Hardback
Subjects: Biography: historical, political & military : Education : Middle East
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Familia Romana   Author: Hans H. ørberg  
Hans ørberg's Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. The Natural Method encourages students to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but instead by teaching them to think in the language: students first learn grammar and vocabulary inductively through extended contextual reading and an ingenious system of marginal notes. Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is also the most popular series for those teachers at both the secondary and collegiate levels who wish to develop Latin conversational skills in the classroom. Familia Romana (the main book of Pars I of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series) contains thirty-five chapters and describes the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. It culminates in readings from classical poets and Donatus's Ars Grammatica , the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lessons (lectiones) of a few pages each followed by a grammar section (Grammatica Latina) and three exercises (Pensa). Hans ørberg's impeccable Latin, humorous stories, and the Peer Lauritzen illustrations, reproduced in full color, make this work a classic. The book also includes a table of declensions, a Roman calendar, and a word index (index vocabulorum). The Lingua Latina series incorporates the following features: The most comprehensive treatment of Latin grammar available in an elementary textbook. A vocabulary of almost 1,800 words, reinforced by constant and creatively phrased repetition, vastly expands the potential for later sight reading. A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.
Pages: 328 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: March 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
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The Incredible Years®   Author: Carolyn Webster-Stratton  
Fully revised with new chapters that focus on promoting your child's social, emotional, and language development as well as ability to persist and be successful in school. All children misbehave sometimes! Some children are temperamentally more difficult to parent because they are impulsive, hyperactive, inattentive, or delayed in some aspect of their development. This invaluable handbook use the Incredible Years® Parenting Pyramid® as the architectural or construction plan for specific parenting tools that help prevent behaviour problems from occurring and promote children's social, emotional, and academic competence, and healthy lifestyles. The book helps parents to build a strong positive relationship foundation before using respectful discipline tools to reduce target behaviour problems. The book also focuses on tools for building family relationships and support networks as well as problem solving methods and self-regulation skills to manage stress.
Pages: 480 Size: 230x190mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherThe Incredible Years, Inc
Published: July 2019 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Advice on parenting
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The Saga of the Volsungs   Author: Carolyn Webster-Stratton  
From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.
Pages: 184 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations: 1  More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,Inc
Published: July 2017 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Classic fiction (pre c 1945) : Sagas : European history : Northern Europe, Scandinavia
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Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy   Author: René Descartes  
This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method , bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.
Pages: 128 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: June 1999 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : History of Western philosophy
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Nicomachean Ethics   Author: Aristotle  
Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition of the Irwin Nicomachean Ethics features a revised translation (with little editorial intervention), expanded notes (including a summary of the argument of each chapter), an expanded Introduction, and a revised glossary.
Pages: 392 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: December 1999 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 : Ethics & moral philosophy
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New Introduction to Old Norse   Author: Michael Barnes  
New Introduction To Old Norse Part 1
Pages: 282 Size: 140x215mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherViking Society
Published: December 2007 Format: Paperback
Subjects: European history : Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 : Old Norse
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Discovery of El Greco   Author: Eric Storm  
Originally published in Dutch and translated to Spanish for the fourth centenary celebration of the death of El Greco in 2014, this book is a comprehensive study of the rediscovery of El Greco -- seen as one of the most important events of its kind in art history. The Nationalization of Culture versus the Rise of Modern Art analyses how changes in artistic taste in the second half of the nineteenth century caused a profound revision of the place of El Greco in the artistic canon. As a result, El Greco was transformed from an extravagant outsider and a secondary painter into the founder of the Spanish School and one of the principle predecessors of modern art, increasingly related to that of the Impressionists -- due primarily to the German critic Julius Meier-Graefe's influential History of Modern Art (1914). This shift in artistic preference has been attributed to the rise of modern art but Eric Storm, a cultural historian, shows that in the case of El Greco nationalist motives were even more important. This study examines the work of painters, art critics, writers, scholars and philosophers from France, Germany and Spain, and the role of exhibitions, auctions, monuments and commemorations. Paintings and associated anecdotes are discussed, and historical debates such as El Greco's supposed astigmatism are addressed in a highly readable and engaging style. This book will be of interest to both specialists and the interested art public.
Pages: 256 Size: 230x155mm Illustrations: illus  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: May 2016 Format: Paperback
Subjects: History of art / art & design styles : Biography: arts & entertainment : Cultural studies
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Attempt to Uproot Sunni-Arab Influence   Author: Joseph A Kechichian  
In the aftermath of popular uprisings that unleashed the quest for freedom, Arab governments scrambled to limit sectarian divisions, though much of these efforts came to naught. Regrettably, weak governments fell into carefully laid traps, aimed to divide and rule. Protracted wars further destroyed Arab wealth and cohesiveness, and Sunni communities saw their power bases marginalised. On cue, and predicted by some commentators, extremist movements like the so-called Islamic State emerged, targeting Sunnis with extreme violence. In 2014 Nabil Khalifé, an established Lebanese thinker, published a widely praised thesis that identified the root causes of renewed sectarian tensions at a time when confrontations polarised awakened Arab societies. Based on an extensive discussion of the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the Shah, Khalifé advanced the notion that the revolution was not Islamic but an Iranian-Shi‘ah rebellion that ended the Pahlavi military monarchy, and that the post-2011 Sunni–Shi‘ah struggle was planned by leading Western powers, including Russia, to preserve Israel and impose the latter’s acceptance in the Middle East as a natural element. In this translation of Istihdaf Ahl al-Sunna [Targeting Sunnis], Joseph A Kéchichian analyses the fundamental questions raised by the author to better place the current sectarian collision in a geo-strategic global perspective. Based on the book’s avowals of how the world’s three monotheistic religions perceive each other and Political Sunnism, Kéchichian assesses Henry Kissinger’s famous appellation of the Middle World that houses significant and indispensable oil resources, and why that allegedly makes it -- Political Sunnism -- dangerous. In a comprehensive introduction to the translation, he describes various initiatives that led global powers to check the undeniable force of Political Sunnism.
Pages: 224 Size: 234x156mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: January 2017 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Biography: historical, political & military : Middle Eastern history : Middle East
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding   Author: David Hume  
A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh , Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature , which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry . In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led Hume to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature .
Pages: 151 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: November 1993 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : History of Western philosophy : Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
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Walden Two   Author: B. F. Skinner  
A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.
Pages: 320 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: July 2005 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Literary studies: from c 1900 - : Science fiction : Psychology : Psychological theory & schools of thought : Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
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Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings   Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau  
This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War . New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.
Pages: 312 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: June 2012 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : Social & political philosophy : Political science & theory
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New Introduction To Old Norse: Part Ii -- Reader   Author: Anthony Faulkes   (Edited by)
This fifth edition has the same texts as the fourth edition, but versions of the skaldic verses in prose word order have been added after the notes to each text that contains any that are complicated enough to need them. Background notes to Text I have been contributed by Richard Perkins. Some additions to the bibliographies and minor corrections have been made by various contributors.
Pages: 394 Size: 135x200mm Illustrations: b/w photos  More from this PublisherViking Society
Published: September 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: European history : Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
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Independence of East Timor   Author: Clinton Fernandes  
This book is a history of the struggle for independence after East Timor was invaded by Indonesia in 1975. The occupation, which lasted 24 years, was immediately resisted through guerrilla warfare and clandestine resistance. A continuum of effort between the armed freedom fighters in the mountains, the resilience of urban supporters, and international activism and support eventually brought about liberation in September 1999. Given that the Timor rebels did not have a land border with a friendly state, had no external supplier of weapons and no liberated area in which to recover between guerrilla operations, their successful resistance is unique in the history of guerrilla warfare and independence struggles. Equally uncommon was an unexpected weapon in the struggle -- a remarkable display of strategic non-violent action. This is the first study to integrate all the major factors in East Timor's independence struggle. The multi-dimensional perspectives addressed in this volume include Indonesian, US and Australian diplomacy; Indonesian military operations and activities against the populace; East Timorese resistance at all social levels; human rights abuses; the issue of oil; and international diplomacy resulting from global solidarity activism.
Pages: 261 Size: 152x229mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: April 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: National liberation & independence, post-coloniali : Indonesia
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Cunning Folk & Familiar Spirits   Author: Emma Wilby  
This book contains the first comprehensive examination of popular familiar belief in early modern Britain. It provides an in-depth analysis of the correlation between early modern British magic and tribal shamanism, examines the experiential dimension of popular magic and witchcraft in early modern Britain, and explores the links between British fairy beliefs and witch beliefs. In the hundreds of confessions relating to witchcraft and sorcery trials in early modern Britain there are detailed descriptions of intimate working relationships between popular magical practitioners and familiar spirits of either human or animal form. Until recently historians often dismissed these descriptions as elaborate fictions created by judicial interrogators eager to find evidence of stereotypical pacts with the Devil. Although this paradigm is now routinely questioned, and most historians acknowledge that there was a folkloric component to familiar lore in the period, these beliefs, and the experiences reportedly associated with them, remain substantially unexplored. This book examines the folkloric roots of familiar lore from historical, anthropological and comparative religious perspectives. It argues that beliefs about witches' familiars were rooted in beliefs surrounding the use of fairy familiars by beneficent magical practitioners or ‘cunning folk', and corroborates this through a comparative analysis of familiar beliefs found in traditional Native American and Siberian shamanism. The author explores the experiential dimension of familiar lore by drawing parallels between early modern familiar encounters and visionary mysticism as it appears in both tribal shamanism and medieval European contemplative traditions. These perspectives challenge the reductionist view of popular magic in early modern Britain often presented by historians.
Pages: 317 Size: 152x229mm Illustrations: illus  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: November 2005 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Witchcraft & Wicca
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Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy   Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe & Bryan W. Van Norden   (Edited by)
This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse ; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.
Pages: 416 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: December 2005 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Oriental & Indian philosophy
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Intensive Care Medicine MCQs   Author: Steve Benington & Shoneen Abbas & Ruth Herod & Daniel Horner  
Intensive care medicine is a dynamic and evolving specialty, requiring its practitioners to be part physician, physiologist and anaesthetist. This requires a firm foundation of knowledge and an ability to apply this to the clinical situation. This book contains 270 multiple choice questions allowing self-assessment of the breadth of knowledge required of the modern intensivist. The book is divided into three papers each consisting of 60 multiple true false (MTF) and 30 single best answer (SBA) questions covering areas including resuscitation, diagnosis, disease management, organ support, and ethical and legal aspects of practice. The MTF questions test factual knowledge and understanding of the evidence base underpinning intensive care medicine, while the SBA questions test the ability of the candidate to prioritise, compete options and make the best decision for the patient. Each question is peer reviewed and accompanied by concise and detailed explanatory notes with references to guide further reading. All the authors are practising intensive care physicians with first-hand experience of professional examinations in the specialty. This book will appeal to intensive care physicians approaching professional examinations worldwide, including the European Diploma, American Board and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine examinations. In addition, it will appeal to intensive care nurses and allied healthcare professionals wishing to update their knowledge as part of continuing professional development, and to physicians sitting professional examinations in related specialties requiring knowledge of intensive care medicine such as general medicine, general surgery and anaesthesia. This book will complement the existing international best-selling title "Multiple Choice Questions in Intensive Care Medicine" (9781903378 649), also written by Dr Steve Benington.
Pages: 300 Size: 210x150mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: April 2015 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Anaesthetics : Intensive care medicine : Medical study & revision guides & reference materi
List Price: 35.00 Pounds Sterling   ISBN10-13: 1910079073 : 9781910079072
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New Introduction to Old Norse   Author: Steve Benington & Shoneen Abbas & Ruth Herod & Daniel Horner  
New Introduction To Old Norse Part 3
Pages: 318 Size: 140x215mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherViking Society
Published: January 2007 Format: Paperback
Subjects: European history : Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 : Old Norse
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Colorful Was Their Voice   Author: Shahar Bram & Neta Goren  
A collaboration between a poet and an artist, "Colorful Was Their Voice" pays tribute to American poetry in word and colour portraiture. It is the outcome of a dialogue in which ideas and thoughts continuously shift between the visual and the verbal. The dialogue continues in the book: the eye moves back and forth between a brush stroke and a line, an idiom and a contour of a body, between a figure of speech and the figure in colour. The poems and paintings relate to each other in diverse ways, rival each other and complete one another. They compete yet harmonise, hinting thus in myriad ways to the life and work of each poet, bringing to life a visual and textual portrait of twenty-five American masters such as Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Ezra Pound, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. This is not only a work of collaboration, it is about collaboration: it reminds readers that in the tradition of the Sister Arts, where poetry and painting converse, they encapsulate the supreme art of the diálogos.
Pages: 64 Size: 229x152mm Illustrations: colour illus  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: March 2013 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
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Utilitarianism   Author: John Stuart Mill  
This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.
Pages: 88 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: June 2002 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy, from c 1900 - : Ethics & moral philosophy : Social & political philosophy : Political science & theory
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Grammatica Latina   Author: Hans H. ørberg  
A Latin morphology to be used with Lingua Latina: Part I: Familia Romana.
Pages: 32 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: November 2006 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
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Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings   Author: Zhuangzi  
Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included.
Pages: 256 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: March 2009 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Oriental & Indian philosophy : China
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Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics   Author: Immanuel Kant  
This edition of Prolegomena includes Kant's letter of February, 1772 to Marcus Herz, a momentous document in which Kant relates the progress of his thinking and announces that he is now ready to present a critique of pure reason.
Pages: 160 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: December 2001 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : History of Western philosophy : Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology : Ethics & moral philosophy
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Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery   Author: Narain Moorjani & Nicola Viola  
This book will systematically cover all the main topics involved in the current practice of a cardiac surgeon. It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology) and up-to-date information based on current literature. All the chapters have been written by cardiac surgeons who have recently undertaken their Cardiothoracic Board / Specialty Exit examinations and reviewed by a cardiothoracic examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Each chapter will be structured to include aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, indications for surgery, peri-operative management, surgical options and postoperative care. Possible complications will be discussed and the results of current practice presented. Importantly there will be a section on basic sciences related to the practising cardiac surgeon and a further section on cardiac investigations with many images illustrating the variety of pathologies. Each chapter will also contain important references for further reading and greater depth of knowledge. The data and body of knowledge presented in this book is strictly evidence-based and is relevant to all cardiac surgical trainees, at any stage of their training programme. It will provide interns, residents and specialist registrars the necessary information to carry out their daily duties. Adult cardiologists and cardiothoracic intensive care unit specialists will also find the book useful in terms of the indications and surgical management of these patients, as they are integral to the cardiac surgical process. Another important group is the nursing staff, physiotherapists and other professions allied to medicine, both surgical and cardiological, working with patients with adult cardiac disease either pre-operatively or postoperatively, as it will help to give a detailed understanding of the principles surrounding adult cardiac surgical disease. Most importantly, the book is ideal as a revision aid for residents/registrars undertaking their Cardiothoracic Surgery Board examinations around the world. Although these examinations vary in format in different countries, this book is applicable to all cardiothoracic surgical trainees. Its concise, yet complete coverage of the important topics, make it the ideal guide to answer the key questions in cardiac surgery that are asked within the confines of an examination.
Pages: 520 Size: 150x235mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: March 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Cardiothoracic surgery
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The History of Rome, Books 1-5   Author: Livy  
In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita , this edition features a general introduction to Livy and his work, extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information, and a chronology of events. Three appendices--on the genealogies of the most prominent political figures in the early Republic, Livy's relationship with Augustus, and Livy's treatment of religion--offer additional insight into the author and the early history of Rome.
Pages: 496 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: September 2006 Format: Paperback
Subjects: European history : Classical history / classical civilisation : Ancient Rome
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Lingua Latina: Teacher's Materials/Key   Author: Hans H. ørberg  
Teacher's Materials contains teacher's materials and answer keys for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina Pars I) and Roma Aeterna (Lingua Latina Pars II) and answer keys for Exercitia Latina I and II. Hans ørberg's Lingua Latina per se illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes, giving students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation. Further information on Roma Aeterna and all titles in this widely adopted series can be be found at www.hackettpublishing.com.
Pages: 172 Size: 279.4x215.9mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: August 2005 Format: Paperback
Subjects: linguistics : Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
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Familia Romana   Author: Hans H. ørberg  
Hans ørberg's Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. The Natural Method encourages students to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but instead by teaching them to think in the language: students first learn grammar and vocabulary inductively through extended contextual reading and an ingenious system of marginal notes. Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is also the most popular series for those teachers at both the secondary and collegiate levels who wish to develop Latin conversational skills in the classroom. Familia Romana (the main book of Pars I of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series) contains thirty-five chapters and describes the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. It culminates in readings from classical poets and Donatus's Ars Grammatica , the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lessons (lectiones) of a few pages each followed by a grammar section (Grammatica Latina) and three exercises (Pensa). Hans ørberg's impeccable Latin, humorous stories, and the Peer Lauritzen illustrations, reproduced in full color, make this work a classic. The book also includes a table of declensions, a Roman calendar, and a word index (index vocabulorum). The Lingua Latina series incorporates the following features: The most comprehensive treatment of Latin grammar available in an elementary textbook. A vocabulary of almost 1,800 words, reinforced by constant and creatively phrased repetition, vastly expands the potential for later sight reading. A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.
Pages: 328 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: March 2011 Format: Hardback
Subjects: Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
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Second Treatise of Government   Author: John Locke  
The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since.
Pages: 148 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: June 1980 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : Social & political philosophy : Political science & theory
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Exercitia Latina I   Author: Hans H. ørberg  
This workbook contains contains supplemental grammatical exercises for each of the 133 lectiones (lessons) in Familia Romana (Lingua Latina Pars I). Hans ørberg's Lingua Latina per se illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes, giving students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation. Further information on Familia Romana and all titles in this widely adopted series can be be found at www.hackettpublishing.com.
Pages: 136 Size: 279.4x215.9mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: June 2005 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
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Schein's Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery   Author: Moshe Schein & Paul N Rogers & Ari Leppaniemi & Danny Rosin & Jonathan E Efron  
This, the 4th edition of Schein's Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery, builds on the reputation of the three previous editions. Already a worldwide benchmark, translated into half a dozen languages, this book guides surgical trainees logically through the minefields of assessment and management of acute surgical abdominal conditions. General surgery as a concept may have been overtaken in many parts of the world by the development of niche specialties, but the need for a cohort of generalists able to deal competently with common surgical emergencies has not gone away. If you recognise this need then this is the book for you! Tyro surgeons and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from the distilled wisdom contained in these pages. The direct, no nonsense, writing style, supported by entertaining cartoons, gives clear guidance while at the same time providing amusing insights into our collective surgical psyche. NOT a standard textbook. Buy it! You will not regret it. Some new editors and authors enhance the new edition. Almost all chapters have been revised to take account of new concepts and modern developments. New chapters have been added and some completely rewritten often with a new emphasis on the importance of a laparoscopic approach.'
Pages: 650 Size: 235x135mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: August 2015 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Gastrointestinal & colorectal surgery
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Beyond Freedom and Dignity   Author: B. F. Skinner  
In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Insisting that the problems of the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior, Skinner argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be sharply revised. They have played an important historical role in our struggle against many kinds of tyranny, he acknowledges, but they are now responsible for the futile defense of a presumed free and autonomous individual; they are perpetuating our use of punishment and blocking the development of more effective cultural practices. Basing his arguments on the massive results of the experimental analysis of behavior he pioneered, Skinner rejects traditional explanations of behavior in terms of states of mind, feelings, and other mental attributes in favor of explanations to be sought in the interaction between genetic endowment and personal history. He argues that instead of promoting freedom and dignity as personal attributes, we should direct our attention to the physical and social environments in which people live. It is the environment rather than humankind itself that must be changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom and dignity are to be reached. Beyond Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems--one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which envisions the building of a world in which humankind can attain its greatest possible achievements.
Pages: 240 Size: 215.9x139.7mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: March 2002 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Literature: history & criticism : Literary studies: classical, early & medieval : Western philosophy, from c 1900 - : Psychological theory & schools of thought : Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
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Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy   Author: S. Marc Cohen & Patricia Curd & C. D. C. Reeve   (Edited by)
Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy." * More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind. It is now stronger than ever: The Fifth Edition of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy features a completely revised Aristotle unit, with new translations, as well as a newly revised glossary. The Plato unit offers new translations of the Meno and Republic . In the latter, indirect dialogue is cast into direct dialogue for greater readability. The Presocratics unit has been re-edited and streamlined, and the pages of every unit have been completely reset. * APA Newsletter for Teaching Philosophy
Pages: 736 Size: 234.95x187.32mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,Inc
Published: September 2016 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
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Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Anaesthesia   Author: Dr Cyprian Mendonca & Shyam Balasubramania  
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a highly reliable and valid tool for the evaluation of trainees in anaesthesia. It enables examiners and trainers to assess a number of competencies in an organised way. Performance in the OSCE is considered to be a fair reflection of the level of knowledge and skill attained during anaesthesia training. Apart from having a wide and deep knowledge on the subject, trainees are expected to have the capacity to demonstrate their competency in a short period of time allotted for each station. The authors of this book have a rich experience in successfully conducting OSCE courses in the United Kingdom. The sample OSCE sets in the book closely simulate the style and content of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' examination format. The book contains 100 OSCE stations with answers based on key practical procedures, clinical skills, communication skills, data interpretation, anaesthetic equipment and the management of critical incidents on a simulator. The answers are presented thoroughly and clearly. The tutorial on the relevant topic and additional key points at the end of each station, together with more than 100 illustrations throughout the book will complement the reader's overall understanding. The marking system signifies the relevance of each question, enabling objective assessment of knowledge and practical skills. This book will also help candidates all over the world to pass highly competitive postgraduate examinations in anaesthesia. It is an invaluable educational resource for all anaesthetists.
Pages: 384 Size: 150x210mm Illustrations: colour photos & illus  More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: August 2007 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Anaesthetics
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Decisive Moments in History   Author: Stefan Zweig  
Contains 12 brief accounts by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) of decisive historical moments in which an individual's will to discover, create, and transcend the limits imposed by the temporal and physical environment conflicts with the individual's inability to escape from the realities of their own nature.
Pages: 254 Size: 140x215mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherAriadne Press
Published: January 1999 Format: Paperback
Subjects: History
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Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy   Author: Bryan W. Van Norden  
This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly.--Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University
Pages: 289 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: March 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Philosophy : Oriental & Indian philosophy
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Fundamentals of Surgical Instruments   Author: Steve Moutrey  
This book provides a sound introduction to surgical instrumentation, including their recognition, use and care. It provides useful information that is essential for operating department practitioners, nurses, scrub practitioners, surgeons under training, surgical technologists, junior doctors and medical students. Descriptions of how and where the instruments are used will also aid in the knowledge required for their application, providing an understanding of instruments for specific procedures. The book is relevant to surgical practice around the world. It also aligns with the core curriculum of the Association of Surgical Technologists in the United States. This book provides the fundamental knowledge required for students and qualified staff working within the perioperative environment, to ensure the safe and efficient use of surgical instrumentation and ultimately the care of the surgical patient as a result.
Pages: 270 Size: 230x190mm Illustrations: 360 photos  More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: August 2017 Format: Spiral
Subjects: Surgery
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Critical Care MCQs   Author: Steven Lobaz & Mika Hamilton & Alastair J Glossop & Ajay H Raithatha  
"Critical Care MCQs" is the perfect companion for anyone sitting exams in intensive care, as a training resource or just wanting to improve their knowledge in this constantly developing area of medical practice. Written by critical care doctors with experience of UK and European examination formats, this book leads the reader through 450 true/false questions with referenced explanations, covering core syllabus topics and key influential papers to date. A detailed list of further resources and recommendations relevant to critical care revision is also provided to enable readers to further their knowledge and understanding. It is hoped that this book will prove invaluable for preparation and success in upcoming intensive care exams for both candidates and trainers. This book would be useful for not only candidates sitting the UK Final Fellowship of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM) and European Diploma of Intensive Care (EDIC) exams, but also the Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM), the Diploma of the Irish Board of Intensive Care Medicine (DIBICM), the Australia and New Zealand Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM), American Board and any other examinations related to intensive care.
Pages: 400 Size: 210x150mm Illustrations: 100 graphs, line drawings, photos, tables & illus  More from this PublisherTFM Publishing Ltd
Published: December 2014 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Intensive care medicine : Medical study & revision guides & reference materi
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JB -- An Unlikely Spanish Don   Author: Margaret Joan Anstee  
John Brande Trend, the first Professor of Spanish in Cambridge in 1933, arrived at his Chair by a circuitous route through a variety of disciplines, encountering a host of prominent people in pre-war political, cultural and intellectual life. It was this wider experience that made his teaching so unique and makes his story central to the period through which he lived. At Cambridge with the doomed generation who were to perish in the First World War, Trend studied Natural Sciences but fell under the spell of the musicologist Edward Dent, who became his lifelong friend. A brilliant linguist and musician, it was music that took Trend to Spain in 1919 to unearth ancient manuscripts and to write articles for London magazines. He fell in love with a country undergoing a cultural, intellectual and political transformation that culminated in the establishment of the Second Republic in 1931. He became a close friend of Manuel de Falla, whose music he introduced to the British public, as well as of the ill-fated poet, Federico Garcia Lorca, and other luminaries of the optimistic 1920s. After the euphoria of the Republic and the subsequent Civil War, he never returned to Spain but did much to help Spanish exiles and refugees. Academically he extended his interests to Central and South America, one of the first Hispanists to do so. Trend's books on Spanish literature and music were vivid and evocative, as was his style of teaching, inspired by the philosophy of the Spanish educationalist, Francisco Giner de los Rios. Drawing on Trend's prolific and hitherto unknown correspondence with many celebrated figures, the book depicts his extraordinary personality and achievements, and his first-hand involvement in important events of the period.
Pages: 192 Size: 229x152mm Illustrations: illus  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: February 2013 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Biography: arts & entertainment : Cultural studies : Spain
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Expressing the Shape & Colour of Personality   Author: Therese Mei-Yau Woodcock  
This book contains the distillation of the author's 35 years' experience of using Lowenfeld Mosaics and Lowenfeld practice in the treatment of unhappy and disturbed children, in the investigation of children' acculturation to alien cultures, and in working with the deaf. Through case studies, 80 colour mosaics made by children and adults are used to illuminate Lowenfeld's theories. Mosaics are one of several non-verbal techniques invented by Lowenfeld to enable children to express their thoughts and feelings directly without having to find words. The circumvention of language attracted Mosaics to the notice of social anthropologists, such as Margaret Mead, looking for tools for cross-cultural research. The author gives a detailed account of how to set about using Mosaics in a clinical setting, how to introduce them to a young person, and how to discuss the resultant creation. The wide range of case studies presented includes the use of Mosaics to study the degree of comparative acculturation of samples of 12-year old Chinese children, in mainland China, London, and San Francisco. Thérèse Woodcock has taught the use of Mosaics to a wide range of professionals who work with children -- child psychotherapists and psychiatrists, paediatric social workers, paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, play therapists, guardians, specialist nurses, workers with the deaf, among others. "Expressing the Shape and Colour of Personality" offers an opportunity to anyone working professionally with children or young people to benefit from her unrivalled experience.
Pages: 224 Size: 170x245mm Illustrations: 80 colour mosaics  More from this PublisherSussex Academic Press
Published: January 2006 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Child & developmental psychology
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The Five Quintets   Author: Micheal O'Siadhail  
The Five Quintets is both poetry and cultural history. It offers a sustained reflection on modernityâ€people and movementsâ€in poetic meter. Just as Dante, in his Divine Comedy , summed up the Middle Ages on the cusp of modernity, The Five Quintets takes stock of a late modern world on the cusp of the first-ever global century. Celebrated Irish poet Micheal O'Siadhail structures his Quintets to echo the Comedy . Where Dante had a tripartite structure ( Inferno , Purgatorio , and Paradiso ), O'Siadhail has a five-part structure, with each quintet devoted to a disciplineâ€the arts; economics; politics; science; and philosophy and theology. Each quintet is also marked by a different form: sonnets interspersed by haikus ("saikus"), iambic pentameter, terza rima, and two other invented forms. The Five Quintets captivates even as it instructs, exploring the ever-changing flow of ideas and the individuals whose contributions elicited change and reflected their times. The artists, economists, politicians, scientists, and philosophers O'Siadhail features lived complex lives, often full of contradictions. Others, though deeply rooted in their context, transcended their time and place and pointed beyond themselvesâ€even to us and to a time after modernity's reign. The ancient Horace commended literature that delivered "profit with delight." In The Five Quintets , Micheal O'Siadhail has done just that: he delights us in the present with his artistry, even as he reveals hidden treasures of our past and compels us toward the future.
Pages: 381 Size: 203x127mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherBaylor University Press
Published: July 2018 Format: Hardback
Subjects: Poetry by individual poets : History : Social & cultural history : Christianity
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Half the Perfect World   Author: Paul Genoni & Tanya Dalziell  
‘Their years in the Aegean may have been half perfect at best, but it was on Hydra that they connected to a place, a lifestyle and a community that allowed them to live and express themselves intensely, and as they wished. They refused to believe their dreams were an illusion, or that boldness, ambition and a leap-of-faith might not allow them to reach beyond the constraints of their birthright’. Half the Perfect World tells the story of the post-war international artist community that formed on the Greek island of Hydra. Most famously, it included renowned singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and his partner Marianne Ihlen, as well as many other artists and writers including the Australian literary couple, Charmian Clift and George Johnston, who fostered this fabled colony. Drawing on many previously unseen letters, manuscripts and diaries, and richly illustrated by the eyewitness photographs of LIFE magazine photo-journalist James Burke, Half the Perfect World reveals the private lives and relationships of the Hydra expatriates. It charts the promise of a creative life that drew many of them to the island, and documents the fracturing of the community as it came under pressure from personal ambitions and wider social changes. For all the unrealised youthful ambitions, internal strife and personal tragedy that attends this story, the authors nonetheless find that the example of these writers, dreamers and drifters continues to resonate and inspire.
Pages: 496 Size: 235x155mm Illustrations: 170 illus  More from this PublisherMonash University Publishing
Published: October 2018 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Music : Literature: history & criticism : Australasian & Pacific history : Media studies : Media, information & communication industries : Greece
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Republic   Author: Plato  
This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. "Reeve's new translation of Republic is the one to order for students. . . . Reeve draws on his thorough understanding of Plato's central work to provide an informed translation and properly brief supporting apparatus. A highlight is the concise, substantive Introduction that usefully encapsulates much of Reeve's own scholarship." —P.W. Wakefield, in CHOICE
Pages: 392 Size: 228.6x152.4mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Published: September 2004 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 : Social & political philosophy : Political science & theory
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Fabulae Syrae   Author: Luigi Miraglia   (Edited by)
A basic knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating ancient culture, art history and even modern literature. This delightful assortment of fifty captivating myths of Rome and Athens provides extended readings selected or adapted from the works of ancient authors which not only introduce readers to the essential legends of Roman literature but also cement the grammar and vocabulary taught in an introductory course of Latin. Each selection of Fabulae Syrae corresponds to a chapter in Familia Romana, allowing you to read stories that are perfectly on grade level, and thereby rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the adventures of men and mischief of gods. The collection begins with the adventure of Pygmalion, the Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory, and ends with nearly 200 verses of original Latin from books two and three of Ovid's Metamorphoses. The vignettes are annotated with helpful margin notes and are accompanied by beautiful historic woodcut illustrations. The volume contains two appendices: a list of vocabulary and a glossary of proper names. Fabulae Syrae can be used concurrently with Familia Romana for further enrichment or as a review text after completing Familia Romana. It is, however, also a stand-alone work and could also be used as a reader in mythology separate from the Lingua Latina per se Illustrata series. New vocabulary is kept to an absolute minimum, so the reader can truly enjoy the readings, while focusing on a mastery of the grammar and essential vocabulary taught in the Familia Romana. Features include: Readings linked to each chapter of Familia Romana from XXVI to XXXIV Fifty of the most important tales of ancient mythology Every word, cover to cover, is in Latin with vowel lengths marked Approximately 18,500 Latin words in length Approximately 500 new vocabulary words are taught Helpful margin notes Picks up where Colloquia Personarum ends Perfect for home-schoolers, as it covers the material of a course in ancient mythology Indices of vocabulary and proper names
Pages: 144 Size: 279.4x215.9mm Illustrations:   More from this PublisherHackett Publishing Company,
Published: September 2011 Format: Paperback
Subjects: Language teaching & learning material & coursework : Latin : Latin
List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling   ISBN10-13: 1585104280 : 9781585104284
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