King's Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One by Margaret Campbell Barnes

By Margaret Campbell Barnes

A Remarkably Intimate story of the Intrigue, Ruthlessness, and Majesty of Henry VIII's court docket whilst nation lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he is simply been passed a front-row seat to heritage. With a seat close to the throne and an ear to the ground, Somers witnesses firsthand the dizzying energy struggles and sly scheming that marked the reign of the fiery Tudor king. Somers watches the increase and fall of a few of the main enigmatic ladies in heritage, together with the tragic Katherine of Aragon, the doomed Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor, who confided within the jester as she made the easiest of the delicate lifetime of a princess whom every person needed used to be a prince. in line with the lifetime of the genuine Will Somers, King's idiot is infused with Margaret Campbell Barnes' trademark wealthy aspect and old accuracy. This intimate peek into the royal chambers offers readers a special view on essentially the most tumultuous classes in English background. First released in 1959 via world-renowned historic novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's idiot is a striking insider story of the intrigue, ruthlessness, and majesty of the Tudor courtroom. while state lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he';s simply been passed a front-row seat to heritage. incorporates a bonus analyzing staff consultant written through the author's nice granddaughter. "A relocating and practical portrait... a completely pleasant novel." manhattan instances "Immensely interesting and absorbing." Chicago Tribune "A dramatic tale, filled with colour and strong characters, nice humans made extra human." e-book of the Month membership "Memorable scenes... a true achievement." Saturday overview "All may be warned that, regardless of the identify, they won't come across the normal fool." Chicago Tribune "Margaret Campbell Barnes has extra wonderful colorings to an image which by no means lacked in color." Vancouver (BC) day-by-day Province "…Watch the king's merciless vanities during the eyes of a chum whose love and sympathy by no means waver." information Chronicle (20090112)

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Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia (The American Family) by Miriam Forman-Brunell

By Miriam Forman-Brunell

During this finished, readable, quantity encyclopedia, specialists from quite a few 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 United States. The portrait that emerges finds deep ameliorations in women' reviews reckoning on socioeconomic context, non secular and ethnic traditions, relations lifestyles, faculties, associations, and the messages of purchaser and renowned culture.Girls were commodified, idealized, trivialized, eroticized, and formed through the strong forces of pop culture, from Little ladies to Barbie. but women also are strong co-creators of the tradition that shapes them, usually 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.

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Essential Practice of Surgery by Jeffrey Norton, M. Li, R. Randal Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang,

By Jeffrey Norton, M. Li, R. Randal Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, Stephen F. Lowry, Sean J. Mulvihill, Harvey I. Pass, Robert W. Thompson, M.K. Shirazi

A condensed model of the critically-acclaimed surgical procedure: uncomplicated technology AND scientific facts, crucial perform of surgical procedure offers a cutting-edge, evidence-based method of surgical procedure for surgeons, citizens and scientific scholars. The publication is split into eight complete sections, offering the main succinct insurance of crtical issues: Care of the Surgical sufferer; Gastrointestinal & stomach illness; Endocrine surgical procedure; Vascular surgical procedure; Cardiothoracic surgical procedure; Transplantation; melanoma; and linked Disciplines. Over 250 illustrations and 340 tables, together with sixty two evidence-based tables, supplement the textual content.

Reviews of surgical procedure: "...a clean approach... [the ebook] emphasizes the fundamental technology underlying the perform of surgical procedure and the facts helping medical judgements. The textual content is obviously written and the chapters are well-illustrated. there's additionally a distinct characteristic: a number of hundred evidence-based tables. those tables permit the reader to arrive conclusions at the foundation of data." -- New England magazine of medication

"Is it diverse from the present textbooks of surgical procedure? Did the authors in achieving their vital target of delivering an evidence-based method of surgical choice making? might i like to recommend it to the surgical citizens in my program?...the solution to these kind of questions is definite. The formidable project of constructing an evidence-based textbook of surgical procedure has largel succeeded and that i heartily suggest it." -- magazine of the yank scientific organization

"During a interval of various adventures into the textbook enviornment, this can be diversified in concentration and caliber. The a hundred thirty participants represent an outstanding workforce of younger surgeons, who, besides the editors, have stayed the path with this fascinating structure. surgical procedure: uncomplicated technological know-how and medical facts is reader pleasant with very good illustrations and 2 hundred evidence-based tables. -- records of surgical procedure

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New Larousse Encyclopedia Of Mythology by Felix Guirand, Richard Aldington, Delano Ames, Robert Graves

By Felix Guirand, Richard Aldington, Delano Ames, Robert Graves

Right here, in all their ask yourself and attractiveness, are the Mythologies of Mankind.. from pre-biblical Egypt and pre-Homeric Greece to the farthest researches of Africa, the Orient, the Pacific and the Americas.. all collected into one big quantity of exceptional scope and wonder, and illustrated with an incomparable scope and wonder, and illustrated with an incomparable assemblage of real work, sculpture, symbols, idols, ritual and sacrificial items, many infrequently noticeable through smooth Western eyes.

This huge paintings is the 1st whole encyclopedia of worldwide anthology. initially released in France via the recognized condo of Larousse, it comprises after all the entire well-loved myths of Classical Antiquity. yet greater than part the e-book is dedicated to the unusual and unusual mythologies of civilizations...from Peru to Persia, from Tahiti to Togoland.

Nearly six hundred Illustrations.

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Output Coupling in Optical Cavities and Lasers: A Quantum by Kikuo Ujihara

By Kikuo Ujihara

Authored by way of one of many founders and significant avid gamers during this box of analysis, it is a thorough and accomplished method of the quantum mechanical output coupling thought of lasers -- a major region of optical physics that has to this point been overlooked within the medical literature. essentially based, a few of the sections hide one-dimensional optical hollow space, laser, and microcavity laser with output coupling, atom-field interplay in a free-dimensional area, 3D research of spontaneous emission in a planar microcavity with output coupling, plus two-atom spontaneous emission. With a number of end-of-chapter difficulties, this can be very important studying for theoretical physicists, laser experts, and physicists in undefined, in addition to scholars and academics in physics.

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Redrawing the nation: national identity in Latin-o American by Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Visit Amazon's Juan Poblete Page,

By Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Visit Amazon's Juan Poblete Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Juan Poblete,

This quantity discusses the position of comics within the formation of a contemporary feel of nationhood in Latin the US and the increase of a collective Latino identification within the united states. it's one of many first attempts--in English and from a cultural reports perspective--to hide Latin/o American comics with an absolutely continental scope. particular instances contain cultural powerhouses like Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, in addition to the construction of lesser-known industries, like Chile, Cuba, and Peru.   

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Imponderables (R): Fun and Games Collins Gem Imponderables by David Feldman

By David Feldman

In accumulating the main interesting questions requested approximately activities and leisure right into a convenient Gem structure, popular culture guru David Feldman demystifies those and lots more and plenty extra in Imponderables®: enjoyable and video games . supplying you with details you cannot locate in encyclopedias, dictionaries, or almanacs, enjoyable and video games is a enjoyable examine the little issues that make existence so fascinating.

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True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson

By Rachel Gibson

Catastrophe number 1: males difficult knocks and starvation taught religion Duffy to not think in love. nonetheless, whilst she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she grew to become the best spouse. after which he went to that giant financial institution within the sky, leaving religion with lonely nights, a pile of cash, and a complete mess of a professional hockey workforce. Heck, religion does not even watch hockey! catastrophe quantity : ardour yet so much of the USA and half Canada is looking at Ty Savage. His deadly intercourse attraction and lethal correct hook make him the favourite of enthusiasts. for many of Ty's lifestyles, he is dreamed of profitable the Stanley Cup. the very last thing he wishes is a bimbo messing up his plans. catastrophe quantity 3: Love religion loathes Ty on sight, yet she cannot cease considering him all day . . . and evening. Then a second of temptation ends with religion in Ty's mattress, and she or he starts off to determine there is extra to him than intercourse allure. Ty discovers there is way more to religion than good looks and billions. yet a courting with religion is most unlikely, and falling in love—that will be a catastrophe.

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The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural by Pradyumna P. Karan, Shanmugam P. Subbiah

By Pradyumna P. Karan, Shanmugam P. Subbiah

On December 26, 2004, an immense tsunami caused through an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and different international locations alongside the Indian Ocean. With casualties as far-off as Africa, the aftermath used to be overwhelming: ships should be noticed miles inland; automobiles floated within the ocean; legions of the unidentified lifeless -- an predicted 225,000 -- have been buried in mass graves; aid firms struggled to arrive rural components and supply sufficient relief for survivors.Shortly after this catastrophe, researchers from all over the world traveled to the region's so much devastated components, staring at and documenting the tsunami's impression. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: the worldwide reaction to a ordinary catastrophe deals the 1st research of the reaction and restoration attempt. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah, using an interdisciplinary procedure, have assembled a world staff of best geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists to check the environmental, monetary, and political results of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.The quantity comprises chapters that handle the tsunami's geo-environmental effect on coastal ecosystems and groundwater structures. different chapters supply sociocultural views on non secular strength kinfolk in South India and recommend how one can enhance govt organizations' reaction structures for usual disasters.A transparent and definitive research of the second one deadliest average catastrophe on list, The Indian Ocean Tsunami should be of curiosity to environmentalists and political scientists alike, in addition to to planners and directors of disaster-preparedness courses.

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Out Backward (P.S.) by Ross Raisin

By Ross Raisin

Sam Marsdyke is a lonely younger guy, dogged through an incident in his previous and compelled to paintings his relatives farm rather than attending university in his Yorkshire village. He methodically fills his existence with day-by-day exercises and adheres to strict obstacles that hold him at a get rid of from the townspeople. yet sooner or later he spies Josephine, his new neighbor from London. From that second on, Sam's conscientiously developed protections start to crumble—and what begins as a innocuous friendship among an remoted loner and a defiant teenage lady takes a most annoying flip.

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