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Dusk of Dawn

By W. E. B. Du Bois
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Isbn : 1412822025
  • Pages : 355
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 709
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In her perceptive introduction to this edition, Irene Diggs sets this classic autobiography against its broad historical context and critically analyzes its theoretical and methodological significance.

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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
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  • Pages : 241
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This book explores why it is white ethnicity has been rendered invisible, arguing that contemporary people's conceptions of themselves are conditioned by, and derive from, the unknown and forgotten legacy of a colonial past that cannot be confined to the past.

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  • Pages : 160
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Psychology
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“Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly.” — Andrew Weil, M.D. “Sex at Dawn irrefutably shows that what is obvious—that human beings, both male and female, are lustful—is true, and has always been so…. The more dubious its evidentiary basis and lack of connection with current reality, the more ardently the scientific inevitability of monogamy is maintained—even as it falls away around us.” — Stanton Peele, Ph.D. A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you (think you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and family. In the words of Steve Taylor (The Fall, Waking From Sleep), Sex at Dawn is “a wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behavior and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills.”

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • Pages : 450
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For these volumes, the author has selected 50 articles and papers, ten of them not previously published, from his work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years. Some of the papers, like 'The Evidence for an Autumnal New Year in Pre-exilic Israel Reconsidered', are far from postmodern in their outlook. But there is ample evidence here that the postmodern is indeed the direction in which his mind has been moving. The essays are organized in eight sections (Method, Literature, History, Theology, Language, Psalms, Job-and, for entertainment, Divertimenti). They include 'Reading Esther from Left to Right', 'Beyond Synchronic Diachronic', 'Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture', 'In Search of the Indian Job', and 'Philology and Power'-as well as 'The Postmodern Adventure in Biblical Studies'.

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: kryger-s-principles-and-practice-of-sleep-medicine-e-book.pdf

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Offering today’s most authoritative, comprehensive coverage of sleep disorders, Kryger’s Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 7th Edition, is a must-have resource for sleep medicine specialists, fellows, trainees, and technicians, as well as pulmonologists, neurologists, and other clinicians who see patients with sleep-related issues. It provides a solid understanding of underlying basic science as well as complete coverage of emerging advances in management and treatment for a widely diverse patient population. Evidence-based content, hundreds of full-color illustrations, and a wealth of additional resources online help you make well-informed clinical decisions and offer your patients the best possible care. Contains new chapters on sleep in intersex and transgender individuals; sleep telemedicine and remote PAP adherence monitoring; and sleep and the menstrual cycle, as well as increased coverage of treatment and management of pediatric patients. Includes expanded sections on pharmacology, sleep in individuals with other medical disorders, and methodology. Discusses updated treatments for sleep apnea and advancements in CPAP therapy. Offers access to 95 video clips online, including expert interviews and sleep study footage of various sleep disorders. Meets the needs of practicing clinicians as well as those preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination or recertification exams, with more than 950 self-assessment questions, answers, and rationales online. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

By Lu Xun
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476774730
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: dawn-blossoms-plucked-at-dusk.pdf

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A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing, China. A revolutionary thinker and writer, and one of the architects of the May 4th Movement, his stories reveal the beauty, joy, and struggle of life in early twentieth-century China.

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning

By Christopher Cullen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317327209
  • Pages : 434
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: the-foundations-of-celestial-reckoning.pdf

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The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian thought and practice in the field of mathematical astronomy for centuries to come. It was in many ways radically different from better known traditions of astronomy in other parts of the ancient world. This book includes full English translations of the first three systems of mathematical astronomy adopted for use by imperial astronomical officials, together with introductory material explaining the origin and nature of each system, and a general introduction to the work as a whole. The translations, which are accompanied by the original Chinese text, give a consistent rendering of all technical terms, and include detailed explanatory notes. The text in which the second of the three systems is found also includes a unique collection of documents compiled around 178 CE by two experts in the field, one of whom was the author of the third system translated in this book. Using material transcribed from government archives of the two preceding centuries, these scholars carefully document and review controversies and large-scale official debates on astronomical matters up to their own time. Nothing equivalent in detail and clarity has survived from any other ancient culture. The availability of the totality of this material in English opens new perspectives to all historians of pre-modern astronomy.

Re-cognizing W.E.B. Du Bois in the Twenty-first Century

By Mary Keller,Chester J. Fontenot
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Isbn : 9780881460773
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 822
  • File Pdf: re-cognizing-w-e-b-du-bois-in-the-twenty-first-century.pdf

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The Time Is Out of Joint

By Agnes Heller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Isbn : 1461715431
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 690
  • File Pdf: the-time-is-out-of-joint.pdf

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The Time Is Out of Joint handles the Shakespearean oeuvre from a philosophical perspective, finding that Shakespeare's historical dramas reflect on issues and reveal puzzles which were taken up by philosophy proper only in the centuries following them. Shakespeare's extraordinary handling of time and temporality, the difference between truth and fact, that of theory, and that of interpretation and revelatory truth are evaluated in terms of Shakespeare's own conjectural endeavors, and are compared with early modern, modern, and postmodern thought. Heller shows that modernity, which recognized itself in Shakespeare only from the time of Romanticism, found in Shakespeare's work a revelatory character which marked the end of both metaphysical system-building and a tragic reckoning with the inaccessibility of an absolute, timeless truth. Heller distinguishes the four stages found in constantly unique relation in Shakespeare's work (historical, personal, political, and existential) and probes their significance as time comes to fall 'out of joint' and may be again set aright. Rather than initially bestowing upon Shakespeare the dubious honorary title of philosopher, Heller probes the concretely situated reflections of characters who must face a blind and irrational fate either without taking responsibility for the discordance of time, or with a responsibility which may both transform history into politics, and set right the time which is out of joint. In the ruminations and undertakings of these characters, Shakespeare's dramas present a philosophy of history, a political philosophy, and a philosophy of (im)moral personality. Heller weighs each as distinctly modern confrontations with the possibility of truth and virtue within a human historical condition no less multifarious for its momentariness.

Oswaal ICSE Question Bank Class 9 Geography Book (For 2023 Exam)

By Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Private Limited
  • Isbn : 9355954204
  • Pages : 171
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 349
  • File Pdf: oswaal-icse-question-bank-class-9-geography-book.pdf

Book Summary:

This product covers the following: • Strictly as per the Full syllabus for Board 2022-23 Exams • Includes Questions of the both - Objective & Subjective Types Questions • Chapterwise and Topicwise Revision Notes for in-depth study • Modified & Empowered Mind Maps for quick learning • Concept videos for blended learning • Previous Years’ Examination Questions and Answers with detailed explanation to facilitate exam-oriented preparation. • Commonly Made Errors & Answering Tips to aid in exam preparation. • Includes Topics found Difficult & Suggestions for students. • Includes Academically important Questions (AI) • Dynamic QR code to keep the students updated for 2023 Exam paper or any further ISC notifications/circulars

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture

By Victor H. Mair,Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt,Paul R. Goldin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Isbn : 0824852354
  • Pages : 756
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 829
  • File Pdf: hawaii-reader-in-traditional-chinese-culture.pdf

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The Hawai‘i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources—all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume—of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. They take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities.

Oswaal ICSE Question Bank Class 9 Geography Book Chapterwise & Topicwise (For 2022 Exam)

By Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn : 9354236510
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 293
  • File Pdf: oswaal-icse-question-bank-class-9-geography-book-chapterwise-topicwise.pdf

Book Summary:

• Chapter wise and Topic wise introduction to enable quick revision. • Coverage of latest typologies of questions as per the Board latest Specimen papers • Mind Maps to unlock the imagination and come up with new ideas. • Concept videos to make learning simple. • Latest Solved Paper • Previous Years’ Board Examination & Board Specimen Questions with detailed explanation to facilitate exam-oriented preparation. • Commonly Made Errors & Answering Tips to aid in exam preparation. • Dynamic QR code to keep the students updated for 2021 Exam paper or any further CISCE notifications/circulars.

The Book of Beautiful Feelings

By Jenay Zapparelli
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookonFire Press
  • Isbn : 9798516466311
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 990
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-beautiful-feelings.pdf

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Originally stirred up around 2013 on scrap paper & juice-stained journals... ***** Author Message: This book finally came to fruition in 2016 after a raucous ride. I am pleased to say it was my very first book. It is different from the rest of my books because it dawned only when I was just beginning to feel like it was safe enough to shine. I just came off the streets of Philadelphia & like a cat... managed to land on my feet somehow. It contains a rather distinct version of the most harrowing part of my life story, not for the faint of heart. However, the pages thereafter are a delightful peruse down the endless isles of imagination, leading to all the many ways that... ANYONE can heal their demons, if you just invite them in for a little sweet tea. ***** It is dedicated to all the underdogs of our culture that deserve to now WIN, all those who suffer or struggle(d) with abuse, addiction, or incarceration... & their families. Essentially, this is a guide facilitating the art of holistic recovery via MANUALLY reintroducing the feel-good chemicals back into an otherwise “special needs” brain ravaged by drug or alcohol abuse, & the like. ***** Not to mention, FEELING GOOD is how we maintain freedom. Deliberately CHOOSING to feel good is the modus operandi of a MASTER MANIFESTOR. Gain this skill just by reading! Fortified with over 100 colorful images, this book is like a cool magazine from cover to cover. ***** Looking for ways to become more mindful? Look no further. All it takes is to be grateful within the details of the moment. If you decide to go forth unto the many beautiful pages & beautiful feelings that are captured within this book, you will see how mindfulness comes naturally. It's simple. It's easy. Words are wands. Thoughts become things. ***** If you do not have the beautiful feeling faucet flowing by the end of this book you just might be dead inside. ***** BookonFire Press~ #InLoveWeTrust