Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Norman Solomon

Normon Solomon's succinct booklet is a perfect advent to Judaism as a faith and lifestyle. Demonstrating the varied nature and ethnic beginning of Jewish humans, Solomon explores how the faith has built within the 2,000 years because the days of the Bible.

This Very brief Introduction starts off through outlining the fundamentals of sensible Judaism, together with: fairs, prayers, customs, and numerous sects - and is going directly to think of how Judaism has spoke back to, and handled, a few key concerns and debates, together with the effect of the Holocaust and the institution of the country of Israel. during this new version, Solomon considers problems with modern Judaism within the twenty first century, incorporating new fabric at the courting among the Muslim religion and Judaism, the increase of Zohar and Kabala, and considers how the religion bargains with matters similar to homosexuality and homosexual marriage.

ABOUT THE sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press includes 1000s of titles in virtually each topic zone. those pocket-sized books are the ideal strategy to get forward in a brand new topic speedy. Our professional authors mix evidence, research, point of view, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and hard subject matters hugely readable.

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The Invisible College

By Robert Lomas

In 1660 a small workforce of guys, led by way of Sir Robert Moray, met in London with a mystery plan to reshape the realm. They have been contributors of the 'Invisible College', larger recognized this present day because the Freemasons

Emerging from the horrors of the Civil warfare, Britain used to be a society torn aside by way of political distinction, non secular ferment and was once nonetheless immersed in medieval superstition. It used to be a rustic which burnt alive at the least 100 aged girls a 12 months on suspicion of witchcraft. but this workforce, who had lately been sworn enemies, controlled to bridge their social and cultural variations to stumbled on a brand new association devoted to the clinical research of nature, the Royal Society.

Robert Lomas finds in compelling element how the key tenets and traditions of the Freemasons laid the basis for a brand new revolution, that gave the area smooth, experimental technological know-how and based what's nonetheless, 350 years later, the pre-eminent medical establishment on the planet.

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The Developing Human Elsevieron VitalSource: Clinically Oriented Embryology

Written by way of many of the world's most famed anatomists, the 10th version of The constructing Human: Clinically orientated Embryology maintains to provide clinical scholars with a finished and simply digestible evaluate of this advanced subject. essentially written and well-structured descriptions contain simply the knowledge that’s wanted, whereas approximately six hundred illustrations support supply a clinically orientated advisor to human improvement, using a week-by-week and stage-by-stage approach to explain fetal organ and method development. 

  • Review questions and solutions on the finish of every chapter
  • permit for potent examination preparation.

  • Covers the most recent advances in embryology, together with general and irregular embryogenesis, explanations of delivery defects, and the function of genes in human development.
  • Details how discoveries in molecular biology have affected scientific perform, together with the advance of refined new thoughts resembling recumbent DNA expertise and stem cellphone manipulation.
  • Clinical case presentations, highlighted in particular packing containers, exhibit how embryology strategies relate to medical perform and are perfect for preparing for the USMLE Step 1.
  • Three-dimensional animations
  • 2 new to this edition — support visible novices comprehend the topics as mentioned within the booklet as an entire.

  • New and thoroughly revised evaluation questions by way of Mark Torchia.
  • Presents an authoritative description of human embryology via all levels of development.
  • Rich illustrations correspond to the textual content to reinforce comprehension.
  • Medicine book is obtainable on numerous devices.

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The Small Business Online Marketing Handbook: Converting Online Conversations to Offline Sales

By Annie Tsai

The small company advertising specialists at Demandforce support proprietors kick off their on-line strategy

Small company vendors are extraordinary at providing on their services or products. Many, in spite of the fact that, have no idea the place to begin by way of affiliate marketing online. The Small company affiliate marketing Handbook will aid you successfully leverage e-mail, social, on-line, and community advertising to get new shoppers and retain present shoppers coming again. writer Annie Tsai exhibits you ways to refocus only a small percent of an offline advertising and marketing funds and create exponential go back in your business.

  • Author Annie Tsai is a well-liked blogger and leader client Officer for Demandforce, an automatic online marketing and communique corporation focusing on small- to medium-sized companies, lately obtained through Intuit
  • Features spot interviews and "do this now" recommendation from resident specialists at Demandforce, together with the founders

With the proliferation of social media and the patron voice on the internet, small company vendors have to take a planned method of leveraging this new advertising and marketing channel to successfully convert on-line conversations into offline revenues. The Small company affiliate marketing Handbook indicates you how.

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The Making of Green Knowledge: Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation

By Andrew Jamison

The Making of eco-friendly wisdom presents a breathtaking creation to the politics of our surroundings and the improvement of environmental wisdom. Focusing specifically at the quest in recent times for extra sustainable kinds of socio-economic improvement, it makes an attempt to put environmental politics inside a extensive old viewpoint, and examines different political options and cultural practices that experience emerged. The Making of eco-friendly wisdom is a uniquely own exploration of the connection among sustainable improvement, public participation, and cultural transformation. via a hugely available mixture of thought, sensible research and private mirrored image it seeks to deliver the making of eco-friendly wisdom to lifestyles.

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Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire

By Amber Dawn

Traditional horror has frequently portrayed girl characters in direct relation to their sexual function in keeping with males, akin to the lascivious sufferer or blameless heroine; even vampy, strong lady villains, comparable to the vintage noir “spider women,” use their sexual prowess to seduce and crush married males. Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror tales by means of queer and transgressive ladies and others that disrupts fact as queer girls understand it, instilling either worry and arousal whereas turning conventional horror iconography on its head.

In this assortment, horror (including gothic, noir, and speculative writing) is outlined as that which either titillates and terrorizes, forcing readers to confront who they're. Kristya Dunnion's "Homeland" unearths the horrors that lurk in your ordinary evening in a lesbian bar; Elizabeth Bachinsky’s “Postulation at the Violent Works of the Marquis de Sade” is a reaction to Sade from a feminist (yet kinky) viewpoint; and Amber Dawn’s “Here Lies the final Lesbian apartment” is a mystical fantasia approximately city gentrification, set in a home rented through lesbians at the eve that it really is offered to new owners.

Subversive, witty, sexy—and scary—Fist of the Spider Woman poses questions: “What do queer ladies worry the most?” and “What do queer ladies wish the most?”

Amber Dawn is a author, functionality artist, and radical sex/gender activist who co-edited With a coarse Tongue: Femmes Write Porn.

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Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia

By Toby Craig Jones

Oil and water, and the technological know-how and know-how used to harness them, have lengthy been on the center of political authority in Saudi Arabia. Oil’s abundance, and the wonderful wealth it generated, has been a keystone within the political primacy of the kingdom’s ruling family members. the opposite bedrock point used to be water, whose significance was once measured via its dearth. Over a lot of the 20th century, it was once via efforts to regulate and deal with oil and water that the fashionable nation of Saudi Arabia emerged.

The important government’s energy over water, area, and folks elevated progressively over the years, enabled by means of expanding oil sales. The operations of the Arabian American Oil corporation proved severe to growth and to attaining strength over the surroundings. Political authority in Saudi Arabia took form via international networks of oil, technological know-how, and services. And, the place oil and water have been crucial to the forging of Saudi authoritarianism, they have been additionally instrumental in shaping politics at the flooring. Nowhere was once the effect extra profound than within the oil-rich jap Province, the place the politics of oil and water resulted in a longing for nationwide belonging and to demands revolution.

Saudi Arabia is frequently considered during the lenses of Islam, tribe, and the economics of oil. Desert Kingdom now offers an alternate historical past of environmental energy and the making of the fashionable Saudi nation. It demonstrates how important the exploitation of nature and the jobs of technological know-how and worldwide specialists have been to the consolidation of political authority within the desert.

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Grid Computing For Electromagnetics (Artech House Electromagnetic Analysis)

By Luciano Tarricone

This day, an increasing number of practitioners, researchers, and scholars are using the ability and potency of grid computing for his or her more and more complicated electromagnetics purposes. This state of the art ebook bargains sensible and accomplished suggestions in utilizing this new, inexpensive method of supercomputing to resolve large numerical electromagnetics difficulties. The ebook describes the best way to practice severe facts exploration through the internet in an easy demeanour, construct a computational grid for an electromagnetics program, and use collaborative engineering to percentage distant assets on-line. additionally, this worthy reference explains easy methods to use grid computing to discover new electromagnetics purposes that could result in cutting edge marketplace and examine possibilities. CD-ROM integrated! comprises all of the software program had to construct a grid and pattern code for a number of software parts.

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Répertoire des délicatesses du français contemporain

By Renaud Camus

Par délicatesses on doit entendre ici, bien entendu, subtilités, et de préférence agréables : finesses, élégances, raffinements. Mais on ne peut pas ne pas entendre aussi, et peut-être surtout, délicates questions, issues sensibles, events de débats, peut-être même de disputes. En ce sens, c'est l'auteur d'un tel livre qui risque castle, le publiant, de se mettre en délicatesse avec ses contemporains...

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What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology (Oxford Landmark Science)

By Addy Pross

Seventy years in the past, Erwin Schrodinger posed a profound query: 'What is existence, and the way did it emerge from non-life?' This challenge has questioned biologists and actual scientists ever considering that.

Living issues are highly advanced and feature precise homes, akin to self-maintenance and it sounds as if useful behaviour which we don't see in inert subject. So how does chemistry provide upward thrust to biology? What may have led the 1st replicating molecules up this kind of direction? Now, advancements within the rising box of 'systems chemistry' are unlocking the matter. Addy Pross exhibits how the several form of balance that operates between replicating molecules leads to an inclination for chemical platforms to develop into extra complicated and procure the houses of existence. Strikingly, he demonstrates that Darwinian evolution is the organic expression of a deeper, well-defined chemical thought: the total tale from replicating molecules to complicated lifestyles is one non-stop technique ruled by way of an underlying actual precept. The gulf among biology and the actual sciences is eventually turning into bridged.

This new version comprises an Epilogue describing advancements within the options of primary varieties of balance mentioned within the publication, and their profound implications.

Oxford Landmark technology books are 'must-read' classics of recent technological know-how writing that have crystallized significant rules, and formed the best way we think.

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