Author: D. G. Pugh File Type: pdf This user-friendly textbook is designed specifically as a practical resource for the mixed-practice large animal veterinarian. It covers all aspects of sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Detailed descriptions of common medical and surgical procedures, as well as reproductive procedures, appear throughout the book enhanced by extensive photographs, diagrams, and charts. This is the only text that comprehensively covers all major body systems of both sheep and goats, in addition to important topics such as herd health, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases.About the AuthorDavid G. Pugh, DVM, MS, ACT, ACVN, Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Surgery and Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Author: Mark Whitaker
File Type: epub
Smoketown brilliantly offers us a chance to see this other black renaissance and spend time with the many luminaries who sparked itIts thanks to such a gifted storyteller as Whitaker that this forgotten chapter of American history can finally be told in all its vibrancy and glory.*The New York Times Book Review* The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely placePittsburgh, PAfrom the 1920s through the 1950s. Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilsons famed plays about noble but doomed working-class strivers. But this community once had an impact on American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds of Harlem and Chicago. It published the most widely read black newspaper in the country, urging black voters to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party and then rallying black support for World War II. It fielded two of the greatest baseball teams of the Negro Leagues and introduced Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh was the childhood home of jazz pioneers Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibsonand August Wilson himself. Some of the most glittering figures of the era were changed forever by the time they spent in the city, from Joe Louis and Satchel Paige to Duke Ellington and Lena Horne. Mark Whitakers Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America. It depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes readers on a rousing, revelatory journeyand offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak. **
Author: Joseph Hobbs
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Egypt lies at a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe and is the largest country in the Middle East. In terms of population, it ranks 15th in the world. Most of its 79 million residents live near the Nile River, which is the countrys most prominent geographical feature and the worlds longest river. Egypts other primary geographical feature, its deserts, also played a significant role in the development of its civilization, which dates from 3000 BCE. The Nile helped in the cultivation of crops, while the deserts helped keep Egypt isolated from other civilizations. These fascinating facts are highlighted in Egypt, Second Edition, an updated, full-color exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of one of the worlds most intriguing nations.
Author: Orson Scott Card
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Amazon.com ReviewMasterpieces The Best Science Fiction of the Century may not include every readers choices for the top science fiction of the 20th century, but it lives up to its title. Editor Orson Scott Card has assembled 27 standout stories by the biggest names and best writers in the genre. Not surprisingly, most of these stories have been anthologized or collected elsewhere, and some (like Arthur C. Clarkes Nine Billion Names of God, Harlan Ellisons Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman, and Robert A. Heinleins All You Zombies--) have been reprinted innumerable times. In addition, Card has previously placed some of these selections in his retrospective 1980s anthology Future on Ice. While some stories in Masterpieces lack fine prose and well-rounded characters, they are solid and engrossing entertainments. Other selections combine literary and science fiction virtues to produce a superior blend, and some of these stories--Bears Discover Fire by Terry Bisson, Snow by John Crowley, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison, Face Value by Karen Joy Fowler, Tourists by Lisa Goldstein, and The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin--are art. Masterpieces isnt an anthology for the well-read fan. However, it is a great book for the new or intermediate science fiction reader. --Cynthia WardFrom BooklistThe 29 classic stories in this anthology are as well chosen as you might expect, given editor Cards formidable knowledge of the field and his fellow writers, knowledge that makes his introductory comments on each story very good, further enhancing the books considerable value for the classroom and as an introduction to major stories and writers for nonstudents. Cards selections span the period from 1936 to 1995, and from Edmond Hamiltons Devolution through Lisa Goldsteins Tourist, they are outstanding. The authors represented constitute an sf hall of fame Heinlein, Bradbury, Asimov, Clarke, Pohl, Ellison, Le Guin, and others as famous and beloved. Toward the end of the collection, a few stories, like so much current sf, blur the lines between sf and fantasy, which makes one hope that Card, a man of mighty prowess in both genres, will compile a companion volume of fantasy stories. Should he, buy that book, too. Roland Greenbr American Library Association. lt
Author: Matthew Lemay
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Many albums could be cited to support the claim that great suffering yields great art. Elliott Smiths XO should not be one of them. Smiths 1998 major label debut defies the tortured singer-songwriter stereotype, and takes up this defiance as a central theme. At a time when Smith was being groomed for a particular (and particularly condescending) brand of stardom, he produced a record that eviscerated one of the central assumptions of singersongwriterdom that pain is beautiful. XO insists that romanticizing personal tragedy can only leave you deaf and dumb and done. And it backs up this claim with some of the most artful and intelligent music of its day. Matthew LeMay writes an original take on a widely beloved album, steering clear of the sensationalist suicide angles that have dogged most analysis of Elliott Smiths extraordinary work.
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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Although the works in this Nietzsche collection are based on early 1900s public domain translations, the texts have been modernized. Words such as fain, hitherto, thee, wouldst, therefrom, nigh, ye and forsooth, have been replaced with present-day English equivalents. Unique Features of this Special Kindle Editionbr An Original Essay on Nietzsches Fundamental Idea of Eternal Recurrencebr A New Introduction to Nietzsches Life and Writings by the Editorbr An New Extensive Timeline Biography br A Section with Nietzsches Comments on Each of his Books.br Selected Excerpts from His Other Works Subtitle br An Ebook to Search the Spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsches Best 8 Books contains the complete and unabridged texts ofbr 1.The Gay Sciencebr 2.Ecce Homobr 3.Thus Spoke Zarathustrabr 4.The Dawnbr 5.Twilight of the Idolsbr 6.The Antichristbr 7.Beyond Good and Evilbr 8.On the Genealogy of Morals Unique among philosophers Nietzsche wrote mostly aphorisms. Within a book aphorisms hop around from subject to subject. A particular subject can reappear in many of his books. With this ebook the reader can search 8 books at once to explore a theme or subject. From the Introduction by the Editorbr University philosophers, especially from America and England, have always been bewildered and irritated by Nietzsche. He doesnt fit anywhere. His influence has been outside university culture - among artists, dancers, poets, writers, novelists, psychologists, playwrights. Some of the most famous who publicly acknowledged being strongly influenced by Nietzsche were Picasso, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, William Butler Yeats, Rainer Rilke, Allen Ginsberg, Khalil Gibran, Martin Buber, H.L. Mencken, Emma Goldman, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Jack London, Franz Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Karl Jaspers, Alfred Adler, Fritz Perls, Eugene ONeill and George Bernard Shaw. . . . Explore Nietzsche yourself. He mostly wrote directly and clearly, without scholarly jargon. See if he brings out the artist or psychologist or dancer in you.
Author: Brad Blanton
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In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free. ** At once shocking, entertaining, and profound-- Radical Honesty isrevolutionary book that takes a fresh look at how we live, love, and attempt toheal ourselves in modern society. Radical Honesty is not a kinder, gentler self-help book. In it Dr. BradBlanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explodes the myths, superstitions, and lies by which we live. He shows us how stress comes notfrom the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps usin our self-built jails is lying. We all lie like hell, Dr. Blanton says.It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us.Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, orthink keeps us locked in that jail. The way out is to get good at telling thetruth. Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape the jail of themind. This book is the cake with the file in it.In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives thatwork, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how tocreate intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophicaland spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato toNietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.Outrageously entertaining and wonderfully wise....apply it liberallythroughout your life. --Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., co-author of ConsciousLoving Dr. Blanton advocates a take-no-prisoners approach to honesty that would sendMiss Manners shrieking from the room. --Elizabeth Hickey, The WashingtonTimes
Author: Victor J. Stenger
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A number of authors have noted that if some physical parameters were slightly changed, the universe could no longer support life, as we know it. This implies that life depends sensitively on the physics of our universe. Does this fine-tuning of the universe suggest that a creator god intentionally calibrated the initial conditions of the universe such that life on earth and the evolution of humanity would eventually emerge? In his in-depth and highly accessible discussion of this fascinating and controversial topic, the author looks at the evidence and comes to the opposite conclusion. He finds that the observations of science and our naked senses not only show no evidence for God, they provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that God does not exist. **
Author: Alexander Stern
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In the most comprehensive account to date of Walter Benjamins philosophy of language, Alexander Stern explores the nature of meaning by putting Benjamin in dialogue with Wittgenstein. Known largely for his essays on culture, aesthetics, and literature, Walter Benjamin also wrote on the philosophy of language. This early work is famously obscure and considered hopelessly mystical by some. But for Alexander Stern, it contains important insights and anticipates--in some respects surpasses--the later thought of a central figure in the philosophy of language, Ludwig Wittgenstein. As described in The Fall of Language, Benjamin argues that language as such is not a means for communicating an extra-linguistic reality but an all-encompassing medium of expression in which everything shares. Borrowing from Johann Georg Hamanns understanding of Gods creation as communication to humankind, Benjamin writes that all things express meanings, and that human language does not impose meaning on the objective world but translates meanings already extant in it. He describes the transformations that language as such undergoes while making its way into human language as the fall of language. This is a fall from names--language that responds mimetically to reality--to signs that designate reality arbitrarily. While Benjamins approach initially seems alien to Wittgensteins, both reject a designative understanding of language both are preoccupied with Russells paradox and both try to treat what Wittgenstein calls the bewitchment of our understanding by means of language. Putting Wittgensteins work in dialogue with Benjamins sheds light on its historical provenance and on the turn in Wittgensteins thought. Although the two philosophies diverge in crucial ways, in their comparison Stern finds paths for understanding what language is and what it does.
Author: Sanjay Singhal
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Confessions From My Entrepreneurial Journey . . . In 1996, at the age of thirty-one, Sanjay Singhal had just driven his second company into the ground, declared bankruptcy, and gotten a divorce. This book is the story of how he got there, got over it, and learned to enjoy the failures almost as much as the successes. Sanjay reveals the (almost) completely accurate story of how he came up with the idea for Netflix, invented the Blackberry, made millions investing in the Telecom industry, and how it all led him to hitting rock bottom, living in a student dorm and running from the law. Success delayed but not blocked, he then takes you through the journey of how he founded Audiobooks.com and took on the industry giant, Amazons Audible Inc., to aggressively grow and eventually sell the business, becoming a Canadian tech success story. Now as one of Canadas most sought-after and successful startup investors, Sanjays story will inspire you to take risks that no rational person would consider reasonable and to achieve success that no ordinary person would consider probable.