Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous, and Totally Off the Wall Facts

By Leslie Gilbert Elman

The Earth is broadcasting a symphony of sound correct now . . .Madagascar is domestic to huge, immense suicidal palm timber . . .Blacktip sharks can reproduce via virgin delivery . . .In this attention-grabbing publication, bizarre, real proof like those show simply how a lot freaky stuff particularly occurs round the world.

We've exposed bizarre ordinary phenomena, super-strange ancient occurrences, downright strange momentous discoveries, and absolutely odd coincidences that may blow your brain. From Biblical latrines to final survivor microbes, if it's weird—and true—you'll locate it right here!

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

By Francis D. K. Ching

The vintage, bestselling reference on structure now revised and expanded!

An crucial one-volume reference of architectural themes utilizing Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. it's the in simple terms dictionary that gives concise, exact definitions illustrated with finely precise, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to wooden, each suggestion, know-how, fabric and aspect very important to architects and architects are awarded in Ching's precise style.

  • Combining textual content and drawing, each one time period is given a minimal double-page unfold on huge structure trim measurement, in order that the time period could be comprehensively explored, graphically displaying family members among options and sub-terms
  • A entire index allows the reader to find any vital observe within the text.
  • This long-awaited revision brings the most recent options and know-how of twenty first century structure, layout and building to this vintage reference work

It is certain to be by way of the part of and utilized by any critical architect or dressmaker, scholars of structure, inside designers, and people in development.

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Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online

The clean and insightful advisor to etiquette in a electronic global from the Emily put up Institute, Inc., the definitive standard-bearer of excellent manners
For generations of usa citizens, the Emily submit Institute is the authoritative resource on the right way to behave with self assurance and tact. Manners in a electronic World is its up to date, straight-talking consultant that tackles how we should always act whilst utilizing a electronic machine or whilst on-line. As verbal exchange applied sciences swap, our smartphones and capsules develop into much more necessary to our day-by-day lives, and the main polished and applicable how one can use them frequently stay uncertain. As a person who has mistakenly forwarded an electronic mail is aware, there are numerous pitfalls, too. This crucial consultant discusses issues such as:

·      Why you wish a fit electronic nutrition that comes with texts, emails, and calls
·      the way to correctly deal with a breakup declaration on social media
·      What makes for the best—and the worst—online remark
·      find out how to preserve privateness and safety for on-line profiles and debts, crucial for every thing from banking to on-line dating
·      How mom and dad and youngsters can determine electronic apartment rules
·      the proper, low-maintenance how one can separate own selves online


Emily Post’s Manners in a electronic World
is for technophiles and technophobes alike—it’s for someone who desires to navigate today’s verbal exchange atmosphere with emotional intelligence.

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The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges: An Index to References and Allusions to Persons, Titles, and Places in his Writings (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature)

By Daniel Balderston

"Balderston's compilation is outlined via its subtitle. The paintings is a accomplished exertions of literary love delivering for the committed Borges fan or pupil the site in his works of allusions to humans, titles, and areas. the main outstanding part of the compilation, except the sheer enthusiasm essential to adopt and whole it, is the breadth and intensity of Borge's wisdom, which encompasses all cultures and every age. The index supplies a feeling of Borge's encyclopedic brain. other than testifying to Borge's brilliance, the index could be worthwhile for college kids of Hispanic literature and of Borge's himself...."-Choice

"Este índice, que cataloga más de 100.000 alusiones explícitas o implícitas, citas y referencias de todo tipo, contenidas en los angeles obra borgesiana, está estructurado en tres partes, que respectivamente clasifican las referencias a personas, títulos y lugares. El corpus indexado por Balderston incluye l. a. obra completa de Borges (edición de Emecé 1974, a los angeles que agrega El tamaño de mi esperanza y el fabric reunido por Carlos Meneses en Poesía juvenil de Jorge Luis Borges), más los angeles obra en colaboración (Emecé 1979); incorpora también algunas colecciones realizadas de artículos (sobre cine, Dante), pero deja de lado las entrevistas realizadas a Borges (con excepción de Borges Oral, Buenos Aires: Emecé/Universidad de Belgrano, 1979) y los artículos no publicados en colección. Así como el índice de “personas” registra las referencias a dioses, monstruos, personas reales y personajes ficticios, el de títulos incluye obras reales y apócrifas, mientras que el catálogo de lugares se compone casi exclusivamente de referencias a lugares reales. A pesar de los angeles cantidad de referencias repertoriadas por Balderston, éste califica su esfuerzo de un “primer paso” que podrá ser continuado y mejorado no sólo cuando se cuente con una edición completa de las obras de Borges, sino cuando dicha edición se vea libre de los errores, omisiones y alteraciones que actualmente contiene. Balderston admite en los angeles “Introducción” que su obra tiene las fuerzas y debilidades atribuibles a todo fruto de una empresa person: las anotaciones más completas se encuentran en aquellas entradas que pueden rastrearse en fuentes generales, como enciclopedias, correspondiendo las más débiles a las referencias a personas. No obstante, para quienes usan este índice, lo que occurrence es l. a. admiración ante los angeles valiosísima información que el inteligente esfuerzo de una sola character ha acumulado de los angeles A a l. a. Z. El registro del denso universo borgesiano va desde “Aachen” a “Zurich”, desde “Aarón” a “Zwingli” y desde “A buen toro mejor buey” a “Zohar”. " - Cristina Parodi , Buenos Aires, http://www.borges.pitt.edu/book-reviews

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Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America

By James A. Duke

Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award!

A entire consultant Addressing security, Efficacy, and Suitability

About 1 / 4 of all of the medications we use come from rainforest vegetation and greater than 1,400 kinds of tropical vegetation are being investigated as capability treatments for melanoma. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A accomplished advisor to safeguard, efficacy, and suitability, Duke’s instruction manual of Medicinal crops of Latin America responds to carrying on with curiosity in medicinal crops and the capability treatments they comprise.

Determine Which Species can be utilized for particular objectives

The writer of Green Pharmacy natural instruction manual and CRC instruction manual of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers approximately 500 of the extra very important local Latin American medicinal crops in a hugely equipped structure. After a quick advent, each one access comprises clinical and colloquial names, synonyms, connection with illustrations, notes, organic actions, medicinal symptoms, dosages, capability dangers, extracts, and references. This structure offers a place to begin for deciding on which species can be utilized for particular ambitions.

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Year-round reasonable temperatures, considerable rainfall, and wealthy soils make tropical Latin the United States domestic to almost 100,000 of the world’s 300,000 recognized species of vegetation, and as a result domestic to untold numbers of power therapies. targeting 500 of the main famous and well-studied crops, this e-book is helping you concentration your look for ammunition opposed to continually evolving pathogens and newly rising diseases.

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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies: The Ultimate A-Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom

By John Michael Greer

Detect every little thing you ever desired to find out about mystery societies just like the Freemasons, the historic secret of Atlantis, why King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci and Hitler are key figures, plus conspiracy theories, forgotten sciences and old knowledge.

A entire and informative A to Z for the most renowned genres to have emerged in recent years -- the hidden historical past of the final 10,000 years. This encyclopedia solutions all of your questions about the extra arguable matters being debated.

Conspiracies and mystery societies, e.g. Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, the Hellfire membership, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Priory of Sion. it's also mystery traditions, hidden bloodlines, extraterrestrial intervention, forthcoming apocalypse, and the Mayan calendar prophecies.

Ancient knowledge and forgotten sciences, e.g. alchemy, prophecy, sacred geometry, ley strains, and magic, in addition to helping proof for complicated applied sciences in precedent days e.g. the mysteries of Stonehenge and the good Pyramids.

Unsolved ancient mysteries, e.g. the site of Atlantis, the early heritage of Christianity, the Holy Grail, the destiny of the Knights Templar, the authorship of Shakespeare's performs, the reasons of the French Revolution, and the occult roots of Nazism.

Key figures in hidden heritage -- Pythagoras, Jesus of Nazareth, Leonardo da Vinci, King Arthur, Roger Bacon, John Dee, Alessandro Cagliostro, the Comte de St. Germain, Benjamin Franklin, and Adolf Hitler.

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Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World (The Context of Scripture, Volume 1)

By William W. Hallo, K. Lawson Younger Jr.

Quantity I is dedicated to 'literary' texts: these responses to the realm approximately them wherein the artistic minds of antiquity sought to return to phrases with their setting, genuine or imaginary.

"The Context of Scripture" illuminatingly offers the multi-faceted international of old writing that types the colourful heritage to the literature of the Hebrew Bible. Designed as a radical and sturdy reference paintings for all engaged within the research of the Bible and the traditional close to East, and related to sixty three of the world's remarkable students within the box, it presents trustworthy entry to a extensive, balanced and consultant selection of historical close to japanese texts that experience a few pertaining to the translation of the Bible. Translations of lately stumbled on texts are incorporated, along new translations of better-known texts and occasionally the easiest present translations of such texts. The great three-volume paintings, with its especially designed web page format and massive structure, good points complete cross-referencing to similar Bible passages, and new, updated bibliographical annotations with sensible statement. Its many specific benefits over different collections will make sure the position of "The Context of Scripture" as a customary reference paintings for the twenty first century.

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70 preguntas curiosas sobre el mundo que nos rodea y sus asombrosas respuestas (Las Tres Edades / Nos Gusta Saber)

By Ariane Hoffmann, Verena von Keitz, Thomas Liesen, Katja Nellissen, Sascha Ott

¿Por qué somos más altos por l. a. mañana que por los angeles noche? ¿Con qué sueñan los ciegos? ¿cómo se mide los angeles altura de las montañas? ¿Cómo se forma un nudo en los angeles garganta? ¿Cómo sería los angeles Tierra sin l. a. Luna? ¿Por qué a veces se nos pega una canción? ¿por qué las olas siempre llegan a l. a. playa en línea recta? ¿Beben agua los peces? Este sorprendente y divertido libro reúne las respuestas a 70 curiosas preguntas sobre nuestro cuerpo, el mundo animal, las plantas, l. a. ciencia, l. a. tecnología y otras inquietudes o dudas que todos hemos tenido alguna vez.

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Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Released in 1785, Immanuel Kant's foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks along Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as some of the most profound and influential works in ethical philosophy ever written. In Kant's personal phrases, its objective is to spot and corroborate the ultimate precept of morality, the explicit important. He argues that humans are results in themselves, by no means for use via a person in simple terms as a way, and that common and unconditional responsibilities has to be understood as an expression of the human capability for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they're legislation of freedom. This quantity comprises Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the paintings, sympathetically revised by means of Jens Timmermann, and an obtainable, up-to-date creation by way of Christine Korsgaard.

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