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  • The Measure of Reality / A. W. Crosby

    The Measure of Reality / A. W. Crosby

     5/1/19. Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world's leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that occurred during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Alfred W. Crosby is the author of five books, including the award-winning Ecological Imperialism.

  • The Moon Lady / Amy Tan

    The Moon Lady / Amy Tan

       One rainy afternoon, Grandmother tells Maggie, Lily, and June the story of the long-ago night of the Moon Festival, when she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask. Color illustrations throughout.

  • The Origins of the Modern World / R. B. Marks

    The Origins of the Modern World / R. B. Marks

     20/9/18. The Origins of the Modern World offers a refreshing alternative to Eurocentric histories by exploring the roles that Asia, Africa, and the New World played in creating the world we know today. Starting in 1400, it brings the saga of the modern world to the present, considering how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the 20th century and why Asia is experiencing resurgence now.

  • The painters practice / J. Cahill

    The painters practice / J. Cahill

     2/3/19. In The Painter's Practice, James Cahill reveals the intricacies of the painter's life with respect to payment and patronage--an approach that is still largely absent from the study of East Asian art. Drawing upon such unofficial archival sources as diaries and letters, Cahill challenges the traditional image of the disinterested amateur scholar-artist, unconcerned with material rewards, that has been developed by China's literati, perpetuated in conventional biographies, and abetted by the artists themselves. His work fills in the hitherto unexplored social and economic contexts in which painters worked, revealing the details of how painters in China actually made their living from the sixteenth century onward. Considering the marketplace as well as the studio, Cahill reviews the practices and working conditions of artists outside the Imperial Court such as the employment of assistants and the use of sketchbooks and prints by earlier artists for sources of motifs. As loose, flamboyant brushwork came into vogue, Cahill argues, these highly imitable styles ironically facilitated the forger's task, flooding the market with copies, sometimes commissioned and signed by the artists themselves. In tracing the great shift from seeing the painting as a picture to a concentration on the painter's hand, Cahill challenges the archetype of the scholar-artist and provides an enlightened perspective that profoundly changes the way we interpret familiar paintings.

  • The panorama / B. Comment.

    The panorama / B. Comment.

     26/8/18. Invented in 1788, the panorama reached the height of its popularity at the time of the 1900 Universal Exhibition. Vast circular canvases installed in purpose-built rotundas were designed to be viewed from centrally placed platforms and attracted an admiring public. The aim was to produce a perfect illusion. Thus the relationship between viewer and 'reality' underwent a profound mutation, opening up a new logic according to which the world was transformed into a spectacle and images substituted for direct experience. This lavishly illustrated book examines the wide variety of panoramas in both the Old and New Worlds. Included among views of cities are Robert Barker's View of Edinburgh and Karl Friedrich Schinkel's View of Palermo, as well as depiction of Paris, Moscow, Jerusalem and Lima; among historical themes, The History of the Century and Battle of Moscow proved especially popular. The author expands his subject to encompass the sister formats of diorama and cineorama.

  • The Polish revolution / T. G. Ash

    The Polish revolution / T. G. Ash

     In August 1980, the Lenin Shipyard workers in Gdansk won the unprecedented right to form independent trades unions in a Communist country. This account describes the strike and the emergence of Lech Walesa as leader. The strike and its ongoing effects in the whole Soviet bloc are analyzed. 

  • The Principles Of Writing In Psychology. / T. R. Smyth

    The Principles Of Writing In Psychology. / T. R. Smyth

     This book offers advice and guidance on the writing of papers in psychology - in particular, essays, literature reviews, and research reports - that are applicable at all levels of writing in psychology. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the principles involved. The book is organized into parts to allow for ease of finding advice and guidance relevant to the task in hand. Students will find this book helpful throughout their academic careers and beyond. 

  • The Rivers of Paradise. / D. N. Freedman.& M. McClymond

    The Rivers of Paradise. / D. N. Freedman.& M. McClymond

     This important volume explores the lives of the five founders of major world religions -- Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus and Muhammad -- chronicling what actually is known of these charismatic men and introducing readers to the cultural and religious worlds that heard their messages.

  • The Sagwa, Chinese Siamese Cat / Amy Tan

    The Sagwa, Chinese Siamese Cat / Amy Tan

       In this charming original folktale, a mother cat tells her kittens the true story of their ancestry. Schields's energetic illustrations prove an atmospheric counterpart.

  • The siege of Leningrad / A. Wykes

    The siege of Leningrad / A. Wykes

     On Christmas day 1941 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet instituted a medal for the  courageous defence of Leningrad. And on that same day three  thousand seven hundred  Leningraders died of starvation. Yet the city was to suffer not just through that winter, but for nine hundred days. 

  • The Sonnets of William Skakespeare

    The Sonnets of William Skakespeare

    The text used in this Royal Shakespeare Theatre edition is Thomas Thorpe's 1609 Quarto edition, the earliest extant source. Calligraphy is used for the text. 

  • The spiderwick chronicles. Lucinind s secret / T. DiTerlizzi

    The spiderwick chronicles. Lucinind s secret / T. DiTerlizzi

     Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand. As if being attacked by vile, smelly goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggart, Thimbletack, is out to get Jared. Simon has a very hungry griffon recuperating in the carriage house, and Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to get rid of Spiderwick's Guide. But with all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have...If only they could work out why the faeries are stalking them? Could it be the Guide that they want? There's only one person who might know the answer - their crazy old Aunt Lucinda. 

  • The spiderwick chronicles. The seeing stone / T. DiTerlizzi

    The spiderwick chronicles. The seeing stone / T. DiTerlizzi

     Mallory, Simon and Jared discover the fate of the missing cat. With the aid of the seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is revealed. It's important that the kids tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them. 

  • The Survivor of the Holocaust

    The Survivor of the Holocaust

     From the Warsaw ghetto to the concentration camps to liberation by American troops at the close of World War II, this unforgettable story chronicles the author's courageous and extraordinary encounter with a horrific chapter in our world's history.

  • The tantra vision. / Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

    The tantra vision. / Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

    Chandra Mohan Jain (About this sound pronunciation  11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher who has an international following.A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religion made him controversial. He advocated a more open attitude towards sexuality, a stance which earned him the sobriquet of "sex guru" in the Indian and (later) international press. 

  • The tenth Jew / F. Kruger

    The tenth Jew / F. Kruger

     2/5/17.Poezie.

  • The vampire encyclopedia. / M Bunson

    The vampire encyclopedia. / M Bunson

     2/12/16.With over 2,000 entries in A-to-Z format, THE VAMPIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA is a one-stop reference for everything and anything to do with vampires, from books and films to the history of the vampire legend and ways to RESIST THESE IRRESISTIBLE CREATURES. The vampire is alive and flourishing in books, hit television shows, clubs, even comic books—there's no end in sight for the immortal ones!

  • The Wisdom of the Sands: Discourses on Sufism. / Bhagwan Shree

    The Wisdom of the Sands: Discourses on Sufism. / Bhagwan Shree

     Chandra Mohan Jain (About this sound pronunciation  11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher who has an international following.A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religion made him controversial. He advocated a more open attitude towards sexuality, a stance which earned him the sobriquet of "sex guru" in the Indian and (later) international press.

  • The Wonderful Wizard Of OZ. / L. frank Baum & R. Sabuda.

    The Wonderful Wizard Of OZ. / L. frank Baum & R. Sabuda.

     9/5/18. Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honored place on the family bookshelf.

  • The Zombie Survival Guide./ M. Brooks.

    The Zombie Survival Guide./ M. Brooks.

     4/4/19. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 1. Organize before they rise! 2. They feel no fear, why should you?3. Use your head: cut off theirs.4. Blades don’t need reloading.5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it. 7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!9. No place is safe, only safer. 10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

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