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This extremely timely and helpful ready reference will familiarize all students and readers with the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar. These states are bound by the desert culture, the Gulf, new oil economy, and Islam, to name some commonalities. Most Americans know something about the region, such as oases, dates, camels, oil, Bedouin tribes, and the legends of Lawrence of Arabia to Osama bin Laden. Islamic concepts and practices are still unfamiliar.
Over 230 commonly used idioms are introduced in reading selections, dialogues, and activities. Their presentation helps learners incorporate common expressions into their everyday speech. Appealing illustrations keep students engaged as they explore idioms related to topics such as colors, geography, food, and time.
African Americans historically have played a role in shaping the economic development of their race and of the country, though only recently have they received attention in this regard. Current representation of African Americans in some of corporate America’s top positions and as owners of technology companies reflect current trends in society and is a step toward closing the racial gap.
This is a book of knowledge, of facts, theories, questions, and informed judgment, about poetry. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive, comparative, reasonably advanced, yet readable reference for all students, teachers, scholars, poets, or general readers who are interested in the history of any poetry in any national literature of the world, or in any aspect of the technique or criticism of poetry. It provides surveys of 106 national poetries; descriptions of poetic forms and genres major and minor, traditional and emergent; detailed explanations of the devices of prosody and rhetoric; and overviews of all major schools of poetry ancient and modern, Western and Eastern.
Your Guide to America’s Favorite FirearmFrom the sporting clays courses to hunting fields cast and west, Americans love their shotguns. Now Gun Digest brings you a dedicated look at modern sporting shotguns. With everything from tips to improve your shooting to ideas for dampening recoil, the Gun Digest Book of Sporting Shotguns gives you what you need to be a better shotgunner and shows you what’s available on the market right now.
A comprehensive five-volume reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the immunological aspects of autoimmune neurological disease. These diseases include common conditions such as multiple sclerosis, the Guillain-Barre syndrome, and myasthenia gravis. The book begins with chapters on antigen recognition and self-nonself recognition, and neuroimmunology, followed by chapters on specific diseases. For each disease, the authors cover clinical features, genetics, neuropathology, pathophysiology, immunology, and therapy.
There is an entire world of buried treasure right under our feet. This book shows you how to claim your share. Over 200 pages of valuable metal detecting information designed to get you out there finding treasure on your very first outing.Finding treasure with a metal detector is real and doing it is simple and easy once you read this book. There are people finding incredible old coins made from gold and silver, valuable historical relics and old jewelry made from gold, silver and platinum. But you won’t find these great treasures unless you know where and how to look.
Learn how to make the iconic dishes of Chelsea Market and witness the craft of the world’s premier vendors with this behind-the-scenes look at America’s leading food hall. Chelsea Market Makers offers collected advice, recipes, and expertise from the artisans of the market—chefs, grocers, butchers, cheese mongers, and more—and presents a rare opportunity to learn their renowned techniques and methodologies.You’ll learn how to make a sourdough starter with Amy’s Bread, artisanal cheese from Lucy’s Whey, Mokbar’s famous kimchi, and other staples to fill the fridge and pantry.
by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Language: English
Regulatory impact analysis (RIA) is a systemic approach to critically assessing the positive and negative effects of proposed and existing regulations and non-regulatory alternatives. This publication brings together recent OECD research and analysis concerning methodological issues and country experiences with RIA. The collected papers cover a number of challenges to the effectiveness of RIA including: systemic factors which influence the quality of RIA; methodological frameworks that can assist RIA to improve regulation; guidance on using RIA to avoid unnecessary regulation of competitive markets; and a review of the use of RIA in the regulation of corporate governance across a number of OECD countries.
The century that has elapsed since the 1915 Dardanelles campaign has done little to quell the debate that rages over its inglorious end. The origins of the campaign are likewise the subject of ongoing scrutiny, particularly the role of the First Sea Lord Winston Churchill, with whom the ill-fated campaign has been closely identified. Tom Curran’s The Grand Deception: Churchill and the Dardanelles presents a detailed examination of Churchill’s role in the decision-making process that led to the Gallipoli landings.
"A vital tool for anyone who loves food and cooking" Heston BlumenthalThere’s no shortage of recipes available today and Keys to Good Cooking will help you make the most of them by telling you what works, and why. Written by award-winning author Harold McGee, this book acts as a companion to your recipe books, providing answers to all your kitchen questions – How do I prevent my sauce from separating? At what point should I salt meat? What are the benefits of cooking ‘en papillotte’? – and distils modern scientific understanding of cooking into quick and reliable guidance.E
Ranging from Egypt’s predynastic cultures to the suicides of Cleopatra and Marc Antony in 30 BCE, Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Third Edition includes more than 2,300 detailed entries, each thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect recent advances in scholarship.
In addition to the latest discoveries and excavations, new front and back matter items have been added to this comprehensive resource, including an appendix on the study of ancient Egypt, a glossary, a historical overview section, and a geographical overview section.
Coverage includes Administration; Alexander [III] the Great; Alexandria; Cleopatra VII; Dier el-Bahri; Faiyum; Family; Hierakonpolis; Tut’ankhamun; Valley of the Kings; and more.
This is an encyclopaedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, ‘Musical Instrument Design’ provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
In Volume 2 of this nine-volume series, Professional Orchestration: Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section is an historic breakthrough in orchestration instruction detailing for the first time 63 techniques previously known by only a few top professional film orchestrators, composers and arrangers applicable to both live performance and MIDI mock-ups. Loaded with references from 35 works with over 175 excerpts in large full page/full score format, the 63 techniques are referenced meticulously in the low, medium, high and very high registers.
From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today’s greatest words!Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?With The Book of Word Records, you’ll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world’s most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition.
Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson’s seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.
From the experts at Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball canning products, comes the first truly comprehensive canning guide created for today’s home cooks. This modern handbook boasts more than 200 brand new recipes ranging from jams and jellies to jerkies, pickles, salsas, and more. Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists.
The foods eaten by a nation’s population play a key role in shaping the health of that society. This book presents country-specific information on how diet, food security, and concepts of health critically impact the well-being of the world’s population.• Provides concise, accessible information in a ready-reference format that covers most major countries as well as a variety of non-country populations• Includes an introductory essay that creates a conceptual framework for students• Presents dozens of recipes that provide various real-world examples of the types of traditional foods eaten in other regions of the world• Supplies further readings at the end of each entry that guide readers to additional sources of information
Ready, set, reload!With ammo shortages on retailer’s shelves, unprecedented firearms sales across the country, and burgeoning numbers of new shooters, reloading is growing in leaps and bounds. Handbook of Reloading Basics, written by industry experts Robin Sharpless and Rick Sapp, is aimed squarely at the new handloaders and simplifies both the equipment and the process. Inside this bench-handy reference you’ll find: Step-by-step instructions for reloading metallic cartridges and modern shotshells Press selection–single-stage, turrets and progressives explained Component breakdown–primers, cases, hulls, powder, wads and bullets Dozens of illustrative photos and a comprehensive resource listing.B
What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political correctness and the aggressive one-eyed morality. This book disregards conventional thinking and presents 800 reproductions that illustrate erotic art from Ancient Greece down to the present era in both Europe and Asia: when reproduction is not seen as an end in itself. With no hesitation nor inhibition, the author explains why erotic art is a key factor of societal development.
Jewish esotericism is the oldest and most influential continuous occult tradition in the West. Presenting lore that can spiritually enrich your life, this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia is devoted to the esoteric in Judaism―the miraculous and the mysterious. In this second edition, Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis has added over thirty new entries and significantly expanded over one hundred other entries, incorporating more knowledge and passages from primary sources.This comprehensive treasury of Jewish teachings, drawn from sources spanning Jewish scripture, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Kabbalah, and other esoteric branches of Judaism, is exhaustively researched yet easy to use.
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