From Empiricism to Expressivism


Author: Robert Brandom
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674187288
Category: Philosophy
Page: 289
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Wilfrid Sellars ranks as one of the leading critics of empiricism—a philosophical approach to knowledge that seeks to ground it in human sense experience. Robert Brandom clarifies what Sellars had in mind when he talked about moving analytic philosophy from its Humean to its Kantian phase and why such a move might be of crucial importance today.

The Death Marches


Author: Daniel Blatman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059190
Category: History
Page: 592
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Blatman writes about the end phase of the German concentration camp system when the Nazis, realizing that they were losing the war, were faced with the enormous problem of what to do with the people being held captive. As these camps were being evacuated, the collapse of the front in Poland and the advance of the Red Army generated frantic waves of flight and the evacuation of millions of civilians and soldiers. The panicky retreat created conditions under which prisoners were murdered in horrific death marches. Gas chambers in faraway camps were no longer in use, and now the slaughters took place on the very doorsteps of ordinary German civilians' homes and in the streets German and Austrian towns. Unknown numbers of ordinary civilians across the dissolving Reich, fearing for the fate of their families and property, participated in the lethal eruption of violence. The book is divided into two sections. The first part provides an detailed overview of the camp system and a thorough chronological treatment of the camp evacuations during the winter of 1944-45 and the spring of 1945. The second part is a case study of the atrocity in the German town of Gardelegen where over 1000 prisoners were murdered, along with about 400 in the surrounding villages. This event serves as a focused example of the breakdown of the evacuation plans at the end of the war.

Hooray for Inventors!


Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763667498
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 37
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Profiles over one hundred of the world's most influential inventors, and describes the origins of such everyday items as the ballpoint pen, eraser, sandwich, and zipper.

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray


Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452165866
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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In this delightfully original take on nonfiction, bestselling author Dave Eggers tackles one of the most famous architectural and natural monuments in the world: the Golden Gate Bridge. Cut-paper illustrations by Tucker Nichols ensures that this book feels like a special object, and the revised edition includes real-life letters from constituents making the case for keeping the bridge orange. The narrative's sly humor makes the topic perfectly accessible for kids enthusiastic about nonfiction. This one-of-a-kind book transports readers to the glorious Golden Gate, no matter where they live.

Living Out Loud

Activities to Fuel a Creative Life
Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
ISBN: 9780811836746
Category: Self-Help
Page: 128
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Remember those childhood days spent running in your bare feet, playing make-believe, and most of all, living life with wonderment? That youthful enthusiasm and playfulness are key to discovering who you are and what you love to do. Living Out Loud is the perfect prescription for a creative jump start to your life. Included are games, projects, activities, crafts, postcards, and playful ideas that will send you off on an exciting adventure, where you'll discover inspiration around and within you.

Out of Sheer Rage

In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857863398
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
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Dyer was a talented young writer and determined to write a study of D.H. Lawrence. But when he sat down to write the book, he found himself distracted by . . . everything! Welcome to the world of Dyer! Gripped by indecision at every turn, he agonises over where to settle down to write, whether or not he should move in with his almost-girlfriend, and even which edition of Lawrence's poems to pack in his rucksack. In Out of Sheer Rage Dyer travels the world, providing fascinating insights into Lawrence's life and the continuing value of his work - and into the myriad anxieties that define the life of a writer.

Wristwatch Annual 2008

The Catalog of Producers, Models, and Specifications
Author: Peter Braun
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789209313
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 432
View: 1929

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The definitive book for the collector of mechanical wristwatches includes complete information on over 1,700 models, including prices.

Fantasy Fashion Art Studio

Creating Romantic Characters, Clothing and Costumes
Author: Meredith Dillman
Publisher: IMPACT
ISBN: 9781440328312
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Live out all your fashion fantasies! Flower fairies, water spirits, enchanted forests, Victorian ladies and more! Immerse yourself in timeless stories inspired by nature, myths, legends and literature! With Fantasy Fashion Art Studio, you'll learn the basics for sketching and watercolor painting; you'll also learn to draw and paint beautiful, ethereal characters! Inside you'll explore: Lessons and tips for sketching characters--proportions, heads, hands, feet, hair, wings and more. Drawing and painting tips for fashions from the medieval, Renaissance and Victorian periods as well as traditional Japanese, Steampunk, folk and gothic influences. 10 fully stepped-out demonstrations for drawing and painting a multitude of dreamy characters, including mermaids, enchanted princesses, fairies and more. 18 mini step-by-step demonstrations to help you create dreamscape scenes, including the night skies, forests, architecture, flowers and leaves. A fashionable trip through a fantasy landscape, Fantasy Fashion Art Studio will help you bring all of your fantasies to life!

Luxurious Minimalism

Elegant Interiors
Author: Fritz Von Der Schulenburg,Karen Howes
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847839506
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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An unsurpassed collection of the most inspiring minimalist interiors in the world. Minimalism has a richness, texture, and creativity that continues to inspire designers to create a wide range of looks, from minimalist luxury to luxurious minimalism. From rough luxe to stripped down modernist formality to an almost empire-style minimalism, this collection of beautiful photographs showcases breathtaking interiors from around the world that combine a sense of grandeur and drama shaped and inflected by minimalism. Whatever the location, period, or architectural style, all the rooms featured here share a sense of proportion, balance, and minimalist elegance. The range of interiors and properties include a New York penthouse where the minimalist interiors highlight incredible views; a Colorado lodge in a dramatic mountain setting; a Loire Valley château; a traditional country house in Litchfield; a Fire Island beach house; a recently renovated baroque palace in Sweden; private estates in California and Vermont, and much more. Nine special sections feature statements from specially conducted interviews with the world’s most celebrated interior designers. Complete with an address book of useful contact details, this is an inspiring volume that celebrates the enormous range of possibilities of minimalism in the grand style.

Supersymmetry After the Higgs Discovery


Author: Ignatios Antoniadis,Dumitru Ghilencea
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662441721
Category: Science
Page: 175
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Supersymmetry (SUSY) is a new symmetry that relates bosons and fermions, which has strong support at both the mathematical and the physical level. This book offers a comprehensive review, following the development of SUSY from its very early days up to present. The order of the contributions should provide the reader with the historical development as well as the latest theoretical updates and interpretations, and experimental constraints from particle accelerators and dark matter searches. It is a great pleasure to bring together here contributions from authors who initiated or have contributed significantly to the development of this theory over so many years. To present a balanced point of view, the book also includes a closing contribution that attempts to describe the physics beyond the Standard Model in the absence of SUSY. The contributions to this book have been previously published in The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields.

Blood

Principles and Practice of Hematology
Author: Robert I. Handin,Samuel E. Lux,Thomas P. Stossel
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781719933
Category: Medical
Page: 2304
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Following its highly successful and well-respected first edition, this thoroughly revised edition offers much more! Edited and authored by leading authorities in hematology, this scientific reference textbook now comes with a CD-ROM. Additional features include some of the more salient standard and current therapeutics and an easily accessible appendix that provides great reference. The CD-ROM contains 100 of the most critical illustrations from the text—great for quick consultation from your computer.

A Fruitful Sunday

A Short Story
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062302752
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. Edward Palgrove has saved up to buy a small car, which he and his fiancée, Dorothy Pratt, are both proud of. But neither one is prepared for the journey it will take them on.

Employee Assistance Programs in Managed Care


Author: William Winston,Norman Winegar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317720792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 182
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Make sense of the managed care systems that dominate the world of EAP professionals and programs today! Employee Assistance Programs in Managed Care gives you a valuable overview of modern employee assistance programs. It compares and contrasts EAPs with managed behavioral care products and examines how EAPs are often provided in conjunction with managed care services. This timely book, vital in today’s ever-changing EAP climate, will familiarize you with essential managed behavioral technology such as the application of medical necessity criteria. This is especially important today in an environment dominated by employer- or insurer-sponsored managed care systems. You also get a helpful directory of EAP/managed care companies Employee Assistance Programs in Managed Care is your guidebook to today’s EAPs, providing vital information about: the services modern EAPs offer to employers and employees participating in networks to provide both therapy and EAP services how EAPs interface with managed behavioral care organizations how EAPs are sold how EAPs are marketed and managed today professional issues--certification, credentials, ethics, and more ways that counseling professionals can participate in them to the advantage of their clients--and to their professional practices EAP professionals, clinical social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, benefit consultants, insurance brokers, psychiatric nurses, and clinical nurse specialists can all improve their practices and stay current with Employee Assistance Programs in Managed Care.

Taken By the Night


Author: Kathryn Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061755133
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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I enjoy carnal pleasures like any mortal man, but six hundred years of existence have taught me loss. Best to stay away from people and save myself the heartache. Then I arrive at the notorious London brothel Maison Rouge, and my life, such as it is, will never be the same again. Ivy Dearing, daughter of the infamous Madam, has requested my assistance. Two of her friends have been murdered, and she is determined to find their killer. I know better than to agree to help, yet Ivy is impossible to resist. No stranger to vampires, she has awakened desires within me that are as potent as my thirst for blood—desires that can only be satisfied by Ivy herself. But when there is another murder, it is all I can do to protect the woman I love from an evil more powerful than the undead . . .

Guide to Medical Billing and Coding


Author: Icdc Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 612
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Medical billing is one of the fastest-growing employment opportunities in the United States today. Insurance companies, medical offices, hospitals and other health care providers are in great need of trained personnel to create medical claims. This book will ensure learning the skills necessary to become a successful medical claims biller. It is presented in a comprehensive, yet user friendly way, following a logical learning format beginning with a broad base of information and then, step by step, following the course for creation of a medical claim. This book teaches the skills necessary to become a well-rounded medical biller. By completing this course of study with a satisfactory grade, the user will be granted a certificate and can have the opportunity to work towards an "Honors Certificate", which is even more valuable to a potential employer.

Christmas with My Cowboy


Author: Diana Palmer,Lindsay McKenna,Margaret Way
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420144707
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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From the snowy, wind-whipped prairie to the remote Australian Outback, a cowboy’s loving kiss makes this Christmas merry and bright . . . “The Snow Man” by Diana Palmer Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the Colorado ranch she’s inherited. Cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor’s dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both. “Kassie’s Cowboy” by Lindsay McKenna A brutal blue norther is battering Wyoming just in time for Christmas when solitary former Marine Travis Grant finds his childhood sweetheart, Kassie Murphy, injured in her car just beyond the ranch where he works. For Travis and Kassie, this snowy silent night will be one last chance to put the painful past behind them—and treat the wounds only love can heal. “Her Outback Husband” by Margaret Way Scott and Darcey MacArthur were the perfect couple, devoted to their life together on the family cattle ranch. With one blistering rumor, it ended in heartbreak—but Scott’s mother has a scheme that will reunite them in the Outback for a holiday that will prove it’s the season for forgiveness.

Lucifer's Shadow


Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307423158
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins. From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city’s mystery and eroticism. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector’s library. But when Daniel’s employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation—and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries. With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer—and a mystery was born. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal, and danger collide in David Hewson’s dazzling novel. Sweeping us from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern cop, from the genius of a prodigy to the greed of a killer, Lucifer’s Shadow builds to a shattering crescendo—and one last, breathtaking surprise.

The Complete 101 Collection


Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1400203953
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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Discusses eight fundamentals needed for leadership, including attitude, relationships, mentoring, and more.