Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World by Sarah Vowell

By Sarah Vowell

Take the Cannoli is a relocating and wickedly humorous number of own tales stretching around the massive panorama of the yankee scene. Hailed by way of Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with expertise to burn," Vowell has an impossible to resist voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a faithful following for her journal writing and radio monologues in this American Life.

While tackling matters akin to id, politics, faith, paintings, and historical past, those autobiographical stories are written with a biting humor, putting Vowell solidly within the culture of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for lines of the town's favourite son, Frank Sinatra. She is going below disguise of heavy make-up in an research of goth tradition, blasts cannonballs right into a hillside on a father-daughter day out, and maps her family's haunted background on a highway journey down the path of Tears.

Take the Cannoli is an eclectic journey of the hot global, a set of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

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My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir by Susan Fox Rogers

By Susan Fox Rogers

In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her kin, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a clean standpoint: the seat of her kayak. Low within the water, she explores the bays and the bigger estuary, using the tides, marveling over sturgeons and eels, eagles and herons, and recognizing the is still of the ice and cement industries. After years of dipping her paddle into the waters off the village of Tivoli, she got here to understand the rocks and tree limbs, currents and eddies, mansions and islands so good that she claimed that component of the river as her personal: her achieve. Woven into Rogers's intimate exploration of the river is the tale of her lifestyles as a girl within the outdoors―rock mountain climbing and mountain climbing in addition to kayaking.

Rogers writes of the Hudson River with ability and vivacity. Her robust experience of position informs her engagement with a waterway that lured the early Dutch settlers, entranced nineteenth-century painters, and has been marked by means of a long time of pollutants. The river and the groups alongside its banks develop into companions in Rogers's existence and shiny characters in her memoir. Her travels at the river variety from brief tours to the Saugerties Lighthouse to a days-long trip from Tivoli to Tarrytown and a circumnavigation of ny Island, whereas in reminiscence she ventures so far as the Indiana Dunes and the French Pyrenees.

In a fluid, attractive voice, My Reach mixes the genres of memoir, outdoors experience, traditional and unnatural heritage. Rogers's curiosity within the wildlife of the river is as prepared as her perception into the folk who reside and go back and forth alongside the waterway. She integrates moments of description and environmental context along with her personal means of grieving the hot deaths of either mom and dad. the result's a booklet that not just strikes the reader but additionally informs and entertains.

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Applied Emotional Intelligence: The Importance of Attitudes by Tim Sparrow, Amanda Knight

By Tim Sparrow, Amanda Knight

A decade on from its beginning, emotional intelligence is attracting extra cognizance than ever ahead of. Why? due to its confirmed connection to functionality. Tomorrow's leaders must be facilitators who paintings collaboratively to assist others boost their strength, and this may require emotionally clever abilities and attitudes. by contrast panorama, utilized EI presents the instruments and recommendation had to boost and deal with a courting with your self and create optimistic relationships with others - the dual cornerstones of emotional intelligence.
We're all in a position to performing with emotional intelligence. such a lot folks don't, simply because inner interferences - erroneous ideals and attitudes learnt in youth - get within the means. Countering this, utilized EI attaches distinctive value to the function of attitudes in constructing and making use of emotional intelligence. Tim Sparrow and Amanda Knight tension that EI isn't a synonym for character; it's approximately coping with character. That's why understanding the way to positioned EI into perform is key. And that's why decreasing EI to a unmarried quantity or rating misses the purpose, and serves in basic terms to provide us one other degree in which to pass judgement on ourselves and others.
Anyone attracted to functionality development this present day should be drawn to emotional intelligence. utilized EI exhibits how our attitudes underpin our EI, explores the best way to advance emotionally intelligence attitudes, and lays out strategies for making use of them in perform. It discusses what's wanted at person, crew and management improvement degrees, and considers what it capacity to be an EI practitioner. Its functional method and certain viewpoint make it a must-read for a person thinking about the sphere of non-public improvement.

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Ptosis Surgery by Arnab Biswas

By Arnab Biswas

Ptosis is the abnormally low place of the higher eye lid, occasionally referred to as "lazy eye". If left untreated in babies it may impair the advance of imaginative and prescient, and in adults it can be a hallmark of muscle weak point, endocrine sickness, melanoma or poisoning. This finished textual content and atlas bargains ophthalmologists in training and in education entire insurance of the factors, analysis, overview and surgical interventions on hand to therapy this . provided in ten chapters from anatomy and differential diagnoses to surgical interventions, this publication indicates the most recent surgical thoughts to begin with via line drawings prior to relocating to scientific photos of the innovations. The ebook additionally covers the surgical administration of different linked stipulations i.e. telecanthus, epicanthus, and ectropion that might need to be controlled together with Ptosis and comprises a useful checklist of substances said to urge Ptosis and syndromes and ailments linked to the situation.

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Binocular Vision & Orthoptics. Investigation and Management by Bruce J. W. Evans BSc PhD FCOptom DipCLP DipOrth FAAO

By Bruce J. W. Evans BSc PhD FCOptom DipCLP DipOrth FAAO FBCLA, Sandip Doshi PhD MCOptom

* this article represents a standard method of the analysis and administration of binocular imaginative and prescient issues * it's a useful, very smooth textual content with a hugely designed structure and with huge use of complete color illustrations * Containing contributions by way of correct specialists within the box it truly is conscientiously edited to make sure that a uniform and constantly excessive ordinary is maintained all through

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Prétextes by André Gide

By André Gide

Publié pour l. a. première fois en 1903, ce quantity contient :
DEUX CONFÉRENCES : De l’influence en littérature ; Les Limites de l’Art — AUTOUR DE M. BARRÈS : À propos des Déracinés ; los angeles querelle du peuplier (Réponse à M. Maurras) ; los angeles Normandie et le Bas-Languedoc — LETTRES À ANGÈLE : I. Mirbeau, Curel, Hauptmann ; II. Signoret, Jammes ; III. Les naturistes ; IV. Barrès, Maeterlinck ; V. Verhaeren, Pierre Louys ; VI. Stevenson et du nationalisme en littérature ; VII. De quelques récentes idolâtries ; VIII. Sada Yacco ; IX. De quelques jeunes gens du Midi ; X. Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit du Dr Mardrus ; XI. Max Stirner et l’individualisme ; XII. Nietzsche — QUELQUES LIVRES : Villiers de l’Isle-Adam ; Maurice Léon ; Camille Mauclair ; Henri de Régnier ; Dr J.-C. Mardrus (Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit) ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Lettre à M. Saint-Georges de Bouhélier — SUPPLÉMENT : Francis Jammes ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Henri de Régnier ; Octave Mirbeau — IN MEMORIAM : Stéphane Mallarmé ; Emmanuel Signoret ; Oscar Wilde.

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French Literature: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by Carol Clark

By Carol Clark

Boasting one in all Western culture’s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has lengthy been a pioneer of fashion and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Molière to the torment of Baudelaire’s verse, it has encouraged writers and artists in all places through the a while. This accomplished Beginner’s consultant tells French Literature’s compelling tale from the start correct as much as at the present time. Highlighting its precise features, Carol Clark explores how the literary types of diversified sessions took form and exhibits what we will be able to achieve from studying vintage and smooth French works. With translations and reasons of noteworthy extracts from celebrated writers, this can be the ideal source for an individual who desires to realize the delights French literature deals. Carol Clark is Emeritus Fellow of Balliol collage and previous collage Lecturer in French on the collage of Oxford. She has translated works by way of Baudelaire, Proust, and Rostand for Penguin Classics.

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and by Charles Duhigg

By Charles Duhigg

A tender girl walks right into a laboratory. during the last years, she has remodeled nearly each point of her existence. She has give up smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at paintings. The styles within her mind, neurologists detect, have essentially changed.

Marketers at Procter & Gamble learn movies of individuals making their beds. they're desperately attempting to determine the best way to promote a brand new product known as Febreze, on target to be one of many largest flops in corporation background. without notice, one in all them detects a virtually imperceptible pattern--and with a mild shift in advertisements, Febreze is going directly to earn one thousand million cash a year.

An untested CEO takes over one of many biggest businesses in the United States. His first order of commercial is attacking a unmarried development between his employees--how they method employee safety--and quickly the enterprise, Alcoa, turns into the pinnacle performer within the Dow Jones.

What do these kind of humans have in universal? They accomplished luck through concentrating on the styles that form each point of our lives.

They succeeded through remodeling habits.

In The strength of Habit, award-winning long island occasions company reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the exciting fringe of medical discoveries that specify why behavior exist and the way they are often replaced. With penetrating intelligence and a capability to distill tremendous quantities of data into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to existence a complete new figuring out of human nature and its capability for transformation.

Along the best way we research why a few humans and firms fight to alter, regardless of years of making an attempt, whereas others appear to remake themselves in a single day. We stopover at laboratories the place neuroscientists discover how conduct paintings and the place, precisely, they live in our brains. we find how the suitable behavior have been an important to the good fortune of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We pass within Procter & Gamble, objective superstores, Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation's greatest hospitals and notice how enforcing so-called keystone behavior can earn billions and suggest the adaptation among failure and luck, lifestyles and death.

At its center, The strength of Habit includes an exciting argument: the main to workout on a regular basis, removing extra weight, elevating unparalleled young children, turning into extra effective, construction innovative businesses and social routine, and attaining luck is knowing how behavior work.

Habits aren't future. As Charles Duhigg exhibits, by means of harnessing this new technological know-how, we will remodel our companies, our groups, and our lives.

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Aeschylus: The Oresteia by Simon Goldhill

By Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill specializes in the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of guy in historic Greek culture--in this normal creation to Aeschylus' Oresteia, some of the most vital and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a fable for the town within which he lived, a last bankruptcy considers the impact of the Oresteia on extra modern theater. The volume's geared up constitution and advisor to additional examining will make it a useful reference for college students and teachers.

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