Author: Walter Ameling
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A Multi-Lingual Corpus of the Inscriptions From Alexander to MuhammadAnyone involved in the study of ancient IudaeaPalaestina and its vicinity has felt the need for a comprehensive work containing all the inscriptions in various languages found in the region. The lack of such a work was all the more regrettable, as the material concerns not only those interested in the region, but also students of a great variety of related subjects, such as the history of the ancient Near East, ancient Jewish history and early Christianity, and, of course, historians of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. The inscriptions are presented within their specific context, and complemented by a translation and commentary where available, the texts are accompanied by a reproduction.
Author: Sandra Kahn
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Theres a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways? Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws will change your life. Every parent should read this book. **Review Jaws The Story of a Hidden Epidemic is a well-researched book providing unique overview and insight in to a healthcare problem frequently overlooked by child healthcare professionals. Sleep is likely as important to health and well-being as food, but receives little attention. This book is an important read for all professionals who care for children. It also asks questions for possible future research in the field of pediatric obstructive sleep disordered breathing. (Stephen H. Sheldon author of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine**) This epidemic has important consequences for heart health. Im delighted Jaws is bringing it home to both citizens and health care professionals. (Dr. John S. Schroeder, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University) Every parent wants their child to grow strong and healthy. Orthodontics chosen for your child can be the most important choice to give a structural foundation to health. Sandra and Paul present important information that any parent should know about in order to give their children the cranial facial structure for beauty and health. This is a brilliant work by two brilliant scientists. (Mark Abrahamson Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine) This manuscript looks beyond the flashy smile that so many of us pay our orthodontists for and asks the hard question Why is it we are almost all born with the faces of angels, yet so few maintain that face value of our innate and inborn beauty? The answer revealed is intriguing, thought provoking and a much needed call to action to fight for the fullest physical potential for all our children. A must read! (Simon Wong, BDSc. London School of Facial Orthotropics) Every new parent should chew on this book. Who knew that how we suckle, chew and breathe as an infant can set us off on a course toward serious orthodontic treatment, a life of sleep apnea, cardiovascular problems and sudden death while sleeping? Kahn and Ehrlich clearly and comprehensively describe a hidden epidemic that impairs the health of far too many people, young and old. They explore the causes of the epidemic, and crucially, provide practical advice that helps you prevent the epidemic from affecting your child, or amazingly, how its progress can be reversed in childhood if it has already started. This book should be in every new moms care package when she leaves the hospital. (John Peterson Myers, Chief Scientist Environmental Health Sciences) Drs. Kahn and Ehrlichs cogent narrative describing the structural, functional and behavioral changes in the human species truly challenges the cultural and educational orthodoxies in the Wests disease management healthcare system. It begs the question, why did it take so long to bring this enlightened insight into mainstream thought with all the available evidence presented? The answer to this question is meticulously answered in the very readable pages of this important work read on! (Mark A. Cruz, DDS The Airway and Facial Development Collaborative) People have some power to protect their children from this serious and cryptic environmental problem. Jaws lays out both causes and cures. (Gretchen C. Daily, Bing Professor of Environmental Science Stanford University) Paul Ehrlich is the worlds best-known and most distinguished ecologist, and one of the best known figures in any field of science. Now, teaming up with Sandra Kahn, he offers us his most personal and practical book to date. Youll discover the widespread consequences of how you carry out such seemingly mundane, automatic, and repetitive acts as breathing, smiling, and sleeping and how your ways of doing those things affect peoples perceptions of you. Read, enjoy, learn, and prepare to be astonished! (Jared Diamond Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel **) Elucidation of what can be called a classic public health risk factor for a little understood disease, one with heavy influence of both social determinants and individual behaviors as well as their interactions. (Kirk R. Smith, University of California Berkeley) The specialty of orthodontics has the potential to lead the way out of this epidemic of chronic disease (including malocclusion). We need only read and understand this book first. (Barry Raphael Head of the Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics) About the Author Dr. Sandra Kahn, D.D.S., M.S.D., is a graduate from the University of Mexico and the University of the Pacific. She has 25 years of clinical experience in orthodontics and is part of craniofacial anomalies teams at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. Her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley was on physical anthropology and human craniofacial growth and development. She practices pediatric sleep apnea prevention and whole-body treatment, addressing body and oral posture to develop stronger jaws which fit all 32 teeth and house large healthy airways. She is an international lecturer, has published two books, Lets Face It and GOPex Good Oral Posture Exercises!, and has translated Dr. John Mews The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion into Spanish. She is currently the only Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics that practices exclusively Biobloc Orthotropics. Paul R. Ehrlich has been a household name since the publication of his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb. He is Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Crafoord Prize (an explicit substitute for the Nobel Prize in fields of science where the latter is not given), the Blue Planet Prize, and numerous other international honors. He investigates a wide range of topics in population biology, ecology, evolution, human ecology, and environmental science. Much of his current effort is focused on the mechanisms of human cultural evolution and ways of directing that evolution to ameliorate the human predicament.
Author: Anatoli Boukreev
File Type: epub
When Anatoli Boukreev died on the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest adventurers of our time.In Above the Clouds, both the man and his incredible climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries on the infamous 1996 disaster, written shortly after his return-are immortalized. There also are minute technical details about the skill of mountain climbing, as well as personal reflections on what life means to someone who risks it every day. Fully illustrated with gorgeous color photos, Above the Clouds is a unique and breathtaking look at the world from its most remote peaks.**
Author: Sara Roncaglia
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div align=justifyEvery day in Mumbai 5,000dabbawalas(literally translated as those who carry boxes) distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the citys workers and students. Giving employment and status to thousands of largely illiterate villagers from Mumbais hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation since the late nineteenth century. It provides one of the most efficient delivery networks in the world only one lunch in six million goes astray.div align=justifyFeeding the Cityis an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbaisdabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance. Developing the idea of gastrosemanticsa language with which to discuss the broader implications of cooking and eatingRoncaglias study helps us to rethink our relationship to food at a local and global level.
Author: The Washington Post
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The aftermath was almost as devastating as the storm itself. In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, New Orleans has changed drastically, and The Washington Post returns to the region to take the full measure of the citys long, troubled, inspiring, unfinished comeback.When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it wrenched more than a million people from their homes and forever altered New Orleansone of the countrys cultural capitals. It reordered the citys economy and population in ways that are still being felt today. What changed? And what was lost in the intervening decade? Dozens of Washington Post writers and photographers descended on New Orleans when Katrina hit, and many of those same journalists went back for the anniversary. What they found was a thriving city, buttressed by a new $14.5 billion complex of sea walls, levees, pump stations and outfall canals. What they heard was that, while some mourn the loss of the New Orleans soul and authenticity, otherswho saw a desperate need for improvement even before the stormwelcome the rebuilding of New Orleans into Americas latest tech hub. This insightful, elegiac eBook, then, is both a backward and forward look at New Orleans comeback, full of the voices of those who were pushed by Katrinas winds in directions they never imagined. The city, on balance, is far better off than before Katrina, says Jason Berry, a prolific New Orleans author. But its still a break-your-heart kind of town.Read More