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Kettlebells for Women: Workouts for Your Strong, Sculpted and Sexy Body

  10/02/2012       Chet      0 Comments

GET A STRONG, SEXY, SCULPTED KETTLEBELL BODYWhether youre looking to get in better shape, spice up your exercise regimen or challenge yourself with the ultimate high-intensity workout, kettlebells are the perfect tool to take you to the next level. With over 300 step-by-step photos, Kettlebells for Women presents a solid 12-week program packed with exercises that produce unmatched results for: burning fat and increasing lean muscle mass enhancing balance, coordination and flexibility increasing and developing rock-hard core stability improving sports performance shaping legs, back and shoulders firming and lifting glutesKettlebells for Women teaches the proper way to do primary lifts as well as variations so you can use kettlebells safely and effectively to transform your current workout into a fun, dynamic program for sculpting and strengthening your entire body.

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Gupp and Gossip from the Hills

  10/02/2012       romka98      0 Comments

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Gupp and Gossip from the Hills
 
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Ganesh Saili

This book is a jewel, a masterpiece of the genre. Ganesh Saili deserves the honorary title of Mussoorie Consul. He is a master of bringing to the fore a touch of scandal, a hint of naughty goings-on or hilarious encounters that otherwise might have remained forever forgotten.

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El imperio del Opus Dei en Chile

  10/02/2012       qwest5000      0 Comments

El Opus Dei, o se entiende desde la fe teologal o no se entiende. Peor todavía: no sólo no se entiende, sino que lo que se entiende es una cosa atrozmente distinta. Porque toda esta cantidad de gente esforzándose cada día por la fe, por la esperanza, por el amor de Dios, por santificar su trabajo. Si todo esto no se mira con un mínimo de sentido sobrenatural, se reduce, a lo que suelen reducirlo los periodistas: poder.

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Dangerous Voices: Womens Laments and Greek Literature

  10/02/2012       MACTpeK001      0 Comments

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Dangerous Voices: Womens Laments and Greek Literature
 
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Gail Holst-Warhaft

In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially womens mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments ranging from New Guinea to Greece suggests that this essentially female art form gave women considerable power over the rituals of death. The threat they posed to the Greek state caused them to be appropriated by male writers including the tragedians. Holst-Warhaft argues that the loss of the traditional lament in Greece and other countries not only deprives women of their traditional control over the rituals of death but leaves all mourners impoverished.

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Starving Artist (Jim Public Presents, #1)

  10/02/2012       blacknick      0 Comments

Jim the artist wakes up before dawn and squints at his calendar through the darkness. It is the day of his art show! If he can sell his painting he will take his family out for a hamburger dinner in the city. If he cant sell it? Well, burgers dont pay for themselves.A story for all ages—told almost exclusively with pictures—Starving Artist follows the highs and lows of one artists day and the little joys that keep him going.As a bonus, the comic book includes a supplemental chart that gives a brief and colorful lesson in the history and range of abstract painting, and it features James Hough’s canvas Burger Night.

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The Roman Cavalry

  10/02/2012       madakhs      0 Comments

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The Roman Cavalry
 
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Karen R Dixon

The cavalry was a vital part of the army of Rome and it played a significant role in the expansion and success of the Roman Empire. Karen R. Dixon and Pat Southern describe the origins of the mounted units of the Roman army and trace their development from temporary allied troops to the regular alae and cohorts. They have drawn together evidence from a wide variety of sources: archaeological, epigraphic and literary, as well as comparing ancient testimony with more recent experience of the use of cavalry.The book covers the subject from the perspective of both the men and the horses. How were the horses selected and disposed of; how were they trained, stabled and fed? How were the men recruited, organized and equipped; and what were the conditions of service for a Roman cavalryman? The cavalry had to be employed in peacetime and this is discussed as well as its role in war.The image of the Roman cavalry is often one of excitement and glory but the authors are aware that a true picture must not overlook the routine and the suffering. This book provides a comprehensive account of the Roman cavalry and the current state of knowledge concerning it. The wide selection of illustrations includes original drawings by Karen R. Dixon.

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Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State

  10/02/2012       lk10100      0 Comments

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Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State
 
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Isa Blumi

Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long 19th century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State moves the study of the modern empire towards a comparative, trans-regional analysis of events along the Ottoman frontiers: Western Balkans, the Persian Gulf and Yemen. This inter-disciplinary approach of studying events at different ends of the Ottoman Empire challenges previous emphasis on Europe as the only source of change and highlights the progression of modern imperial states.The book introduces an entirely new analytical approach to the study of modern state power and the social consequences to the interaction between long-ignored historical agents like pirates, smugglers, refugees, and the rural poor. In this respect, the roots of the most fundamental institutions and bureaucratic practices associated with the modern state prove to be the by-products of certain kinds of productive exchange long categorized in negative terms in post-colonial and mainstream scholarship. Such a challenge to conventional methods of historical and social scientific analysis is reinforced by the novel use of the work of Louis Althusser, Talal Asad, William Connolly and Frederick Cooper, whose challenges to scholarly conventions will prove helpful in changing how we understand the origins of our modern world and thus talk about Modernity. This book offers a methodological and historiographic intervention meant to challenge conventional studies of the modern era.

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Obsession with Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect (Revised)

  10/02/2012       chuvaagg      0 Comments

I bought this despite not being terribly interested in butterflies because I had been so impressed with another book by Russell, Anatomy of a Rose, despite not being terribly interested in flowers. I was not disappointed.The mimicry or camouflage that works so well against a bird may not work at all against the predatory stinkbug, which has been known to stalk its prey for as long as an hour. Some caterpillars do the obvious. They drop off the leaf and hope for a soft landing. Or they spin out a thread of silk, drop like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, and dangle from the lifeline while they wait for the predator to leave.Some parasitic wasps wait, too, for their prey to climb back up. Some wasps slowly walk down the silken line. Some wasps slowly reel in that line...Aieee! Russells writing can be lovely and lyrical, but this is not a book that forgets just how brutal nature can be. (I have always been horrified by parasitic wasps, and Russell helpfully added some details on them that I had not known before-- details beyond what Im quoting-- that freaked me the hell out all over again.)The book is primarily about butterflies themselves, not about human-butterfly interactions, but there are a couple brief but sharply drawn incidents involving the latter: the Great White Butterfly-Hunter musing in his diary over whether he was losing some respect for human life, while his native bearers were dropping dead on a hunt; the modern college student, too sedentary to compete with his friends who rushed madly about with butterfly nets, sitting down at his leisure beside a tree and learning the life cycle of a species.Recommended, as is Anatomy of a Rose, whether or not you care about butterflies or roses.

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