Download E-books The Middle Byzantine Historians PDF

By Warren Treadgold

The center Byzantine Historians, which maintains an analogous author's Early Byzantine Historians, is the 1st ebook to research the lives and works of each major Byzantine historian from the 7th to the 13th century. Written for basic readers in addition to expert students, it describes forty-three historians who frequently knew their emperors personally.
Besides vague yet interesting figures just like the exiled Sergius Confessor, father of the Patriarch Photius, and the embittered monk Nicetas the Paphlagonian, writer of a mystery historical past that denounced Photius, the historians contain the authors of 3 of the world's maximum histories: the courtier Michael Psellus, who depicts the improper personalities of the fourteen emperors and empresses of his time, Princess Anna Comnena, who makes a lively safety of her father Alexius I, and Nicetas Choniates, a provincial who rose to move the complete Byzantine forms and advised the tale of his empire's decline from nice strength to destruction by way of the Fourth campaign.

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Download E-books Journal, II : Traversée de nuit: (1965-1968) PDF

By Charles Juliet

Ce mot, «vivre», remark le comprendre ? Quelles significations lui attribuer ? Que doit-on faire de sa vie ? Quel sens lui donner - ou en recevoir ? Et s'il semble rigoureusement fundamental de se connaître, cet être que je suis, quel est-il ? Dois-je le subir dans tout ce qu'il est ? Ou bien puis-je le transformer ? Mais alors dans quel yet, quelle intention ? Les notes rassemblées dans ce magazine font écho à ces questions qui jalonnent l'aventure de l. a. quête de soi.

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Download E-books The Shadow of the Sun PDF

By Ryszard Kapuscinski

In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the start of the tip of colonial rule because the first African correspondent of Poland's kingdom newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the continuing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed immense distances pursuing the rapid, and infrequently violent, occasions that liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives within the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the loss of life and suffers via a bout of malaria. What emerges is a unprecedented depiction of Africa--not as a bunch of countries or geographic locations--but as a colourful and often joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuscinski's trenchant observations, wry research and overwhelming humanity paint a amazing portrait of the continent and its humans. His unorthodox method and profound recognize for the folk he meets problem traditional understandings of the trendy difficulties confronted via Africa on the sunrise of the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Instant Enlightenment: Fast, Deep, and Sexy PDF

By David Deida

Explore the opposite part of Enlightenment

Does enlightenment have a depressing part? It does, explains David Deida, yet rather than last to what turns out unloving, we will learn how to open as what we might quite avoid.

In Instant Enlightenment, this maverick writer and instructor deals a "rude awakening" via a set of bold routines and practices meant to impress, problem, and instantly show the ubiquitous "love that lives all things." each one pithy bankruptcy encourages readers to blast the sunshine of recognition at the taboos we disguise in shadow, from our principles approximately intercourse and funds to feelings and spirituality.

Instant Enlightenment will shock and probably offend you―but it is going to lead you "fast and unexpectedly" to the conclusion of the sacred entirety of your experience.

"Dive instantly into this publication. Open to any web page and skim for 2 mins, and you can see that you are instant enlightenment."―Ken Wilber, writer of A short historical past of Everything

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Download E-books Asynchronous Operators of Sequential Logic: Venjunction & Sequention: Digital Circuit Analysis and Design (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering) PDF

By Vadim Vasyukevich

This ebook is devoted to new mathematical tools assigned for logical modeling of the reminiscence of electronic units. The for instance is logic-dynamical operation named venjunction and venjunctive functionality in addition to sequention and sequentional functionality. Venjunction and sequention function in the framework of sequential common sense. In a kind of the corresponding equations, they organically healthy analytical expressions of Boolean algebra. therefore, a type of symbiosis is shaped utilizing components of asynchronous sequential common sense at the one hand and combinational common sense nonetheless. So, asynchronous common sense is represented within the kind of better Boolean common sense. The e-book includes preliminary options, primary definitions, statements, rules and principles wanted for theoretical justification of the mathematical equipment and its validity for asynchronous good judgment. Asynchronous operators named venjunctor and sequentor are designed for useful implementation. those uncomplicated components are assigned for figuring out of reminiscence features in sequential circuits. current examine paintings is the ultimate level of generalization and systematization of all these principles and investigations, author’s curiosity to which alternately flashed up and pale over decades and for numerous purposes till shaped “critical mass”, and all findings have been prepared definitively as a mathematical foundation of a thought accurately linked less than a typical subject matter – asynchronous sequential common sense, basically categorized as switching good judgment, which falls into type of algebraic logics.

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Download E-books Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs PDF

By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

American citizens have an severe love for his or her canines: thirty-five percentage of yankee families owned a puppy in 1994, representing a puppy inhabitants of greater than fifty two million.  "It rarely turns out worthy asking the query of why we like them," writes famous psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. "We love canines simply because they love us, unconditionally.  No topic how we deal with them, what we do to them, how little recognition we pay to them, they're desirous to please us, desirous to be with us."  In Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love, the hot York occasions best-selling writer of When Elephants Weep shifts his awareness from the jungle to the lounge to discover the unique and unchartered territory of puppy emotion.

Why do canine bark?
Why do not cats and canine "fight like cats and dogs"?
Do a few canine dedicate suicide from despair?  

Drawing from medical reports, legends and literature, and from the tales of puppy running shoes and enthusiasts world wide, Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love increases our point of realization to the wealthy and engaging international of canines emotion.  The booklet demonstrates how our affection for canine is the same to our love of kids - how either reside and think within the current, and the way youngsters and (especially) canine are desirous to provide us unconditional love.  Most poignantly, notwithstanding, Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love, finds that even if canines express a variety of observable feelings, love is their grasp emotion and is what publications and defines their existence.  In this provocative paintings, Masson  sweeps apart outdated prejudices on animal habit and demanding situations scientists to withstand pushing aside the declare of canines emotion as anthropomorphism (assigning human features to nonhumans) except they can end up that canine are impassive animals.

Heartwarming, inspiring, and regularly enjoyable, Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love is a compelling trip into the lives of canines, informed eloquently throughout the observations and stories of Masson's personal 3 canine Sasha, Sima, and Rani whose pleasant and occasionally strange habit presents the ability to exploring quite a lot of subjects:  from feelings like gratitude, compassion, loneliness, and unhappiness to speculating approximately what canines dream, how they understand people and different species, and the way their strong feel of scent significantly impacts their reminiscence and adventure of truth (humans have approximately five million olfactory cells, while canine have as much as 220 million.)  Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love discusses why canine are usually not finicky on the dinner bowl, why no breed is competitive via nature, and the emotional value of tail wagging.

Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love will captivate readers with its inquisitive, playful, and critical aspects, giving readers a brand new realizing of the hidden global of puppy emotion.  With compelling puppy tales from world wide, Dogs by no means Lie approximately Love deals long-overdue pause for thought of humanity's most sensible and such a lot dependable good friend.

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Download E-books American Government: Roots and Reform, 2011 Texas Edition (6th Edition) PDF

By Karen O'Connor

Updated in a new 2011 Texas edition, American govt: Roots and Reform provides the old context scholars have to comprehend our govt and the main an important and arguable matters affecting the kingdom within the twenty first century. This bestselling ebook has been broadly revised to supply in-depth insurance of President Barack Obama’s first years in workplace and the 111th Congress, the 2010 congressional elections, persisted matters relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and family matters concerning overall healthiness care reform and the economy.

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Download E-books Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (3rd Edition) PDF

By Michael J. Hernandez


The number 1 effortless, common sense consultant to Database layout! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database layout for Mere Mortals® has earned all over the world appreciate because the clearest, easiest way to benefit relational database layout. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent educational even more uncomplicated, whereas making sure that his layout method continues to be correct to the newest databases, purposes, and most sensible practices. Step via step, Database layout for Mere Mortals ® , 3rd Edition, exhibits you the way to layout databases which are soundly based, trustworthy, and versatile, even in smooth internet functions. Hernandez publications you thru every little thing from database making plans to defining tables, fields, keys, desk relationships, company ideas, and perspectives. You’ll research functional how one can enhance information integrity, tips on how to stay away from universal error, and whilst to damage the rules.


Coverage includes

Understanding database kinds, versions, and layout terminology

Discovering what reliable database layout can do for you—and why undesirable layout could make your lifestyles miserable

Setting goals to your database, and reworking these pursuits into genuine designs

Analyzing a present database so that you can establish how one can increase it

Establishing desk buildings and relationships, assigning fundamental keys, surroundings box necessities, and constructing views

Ensuring the right point of knowledge integrity for every application

Identifying and constructing enterprise rules

Whatever relational database platforms you utilize, Hernandez can assist you layout databases which are powerful and reliable. by no means designed a database earlier than? Settling for insufficient widely used designs? working latest databases that desire development? begin here.

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Download E-books Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers PDF

By Mellisa Taylor

ISBN note: This ebook doesn't have an ISBN. ASIN: B00B86DKL6

In Pinterest Savvy: How I received 1 Million+ fans (Strategies, Plans, and counsel, to develop your corporation with Pinterest), Melissa Taylor unearths her secrets and techniques to turning into a best Pinterest person with over 1 million followers.

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Pinterest Savvy highlights:

* organize your profile for success.
* comprehend the fundamentals of crowd pleasing pins.
* examine from companies utilizing Pinterest well.
* enhance suggestions for gaining fans and lengthening engagement.
* in achieving revenues and advertising targets utilizing Pinterest!

Along the way in which, you'll pay attention from different Pinterest specialists like well known blogger Amy at residing Locurto and the social media crew at PBS.

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Download E-books New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) PDF

By James Paul Gee

In this record, famous student James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of electronic media and studying (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic sector" right into a extra prepared box or coherent self-discipline. Distinguishing between educational parts, fields, disciplinary specializations, and thematic disciplines, Gee describes different educational components that experience fallen into those different types or built into validated disciplines. He argues that DMAL won't evolve until eventually a true coherence develops via collaboration and the buildup of shared wisdom. Gee deals a concrete concept of 1 manner students in DMAL may possibly circulate the realm ahead to a extra cohesive, built-in, and collaborative company: the construction of what he phrases "worked examples." In Gee's feel of a labored instance, students trying to construct the recent sector of DMAL could publicly demonstrate their equipment of valuing and considering a particular challenge, presenting them as examples of "good paintings" for you to engender debate approximately what such paintings in DMAL may perhaps come to seem like and what form the realm itself could take. The objective wouldn't be for the proposed method of turn into the approved one yet for it to turn into fodder for brand spanking new paintings and collaboration. Gee concludes by way of providing a pattern labored instance that illustrates his proposal.

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