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Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth. The Inferno is the first part of the long journey which continues through redemption to revelation - through Purgatory and Paradise - and, in this translation, his images are as vivid as when the poem was first written in the early years of the 14th century.
This eagerly awaited update of a popular text has been substantially revised and updated to incorporate developments in the field of International Business. It continues to do so in Alan Sitkin's characteristically direct, lively and accessible style which is ideal for introductory students. This new edition expands upon issues of growing importance to global businesses, including corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship and sustainability. It explores topics of great importance to business at the start of the new decade, including digital transformation and digital business, and explores the intersection of technology and pandemic-accelerated change to look to the future of business in a global setting. Enriched with practitioner examples as well as new, colourful and illustrative cases, and ideally structured to make navigation and learning straightforward, this textbook is an ideal introduction to international business. Tutors are supported with a range of materials including an instructor manual, testbank, suggested assignment questions and resources to offer their students, such as revision tips, additional cases and self-test multiple-choice questions.
This guide provides practical guidance for managers of portfolios and those working in portfolio offices as well as those filling portfolio management roles outside a formal PfMO role. It will be applicable across industry sectors. It describes both the Portfolio Definition Cycle (identifying the right, prioritised, portfolio of programmes and projects) and the Portfolio Delivery Cycle (making sure the portfolio delivers to its strategic objectives).
From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater powerto enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in alltheir brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Drawing on a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, andHans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White, Warner forms a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
'I could not recommend this more. If you're looking for a sense of optimism, a sense of political possibility, this book is very important' Owen JonesWhat would a fair and equal society actually look like?Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires.In Another Now world-famous economist, Yanis Varoufakis, shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about - and might yet. But would we really want it?Varoufakis's boundary-breaking new book confounds expectations of what the good society would look like and confronts us with the greatest question: are we able to build a better society, despite our flaws.'A vision of a new society with new ways of thinking is possibly the most important thing an artist can offer at the moment' Brian Eno
Brennan, Canning & McDowell cover both the theory and practice of global business-to-business (b2b) marketing from a European perspective, illuminating the subject with a wide range of learning features and case studies. New to the 5th edition: Coverage throughoutof digital transformation and social responsibility in business markets 'Scenario' boxes which provide reflective decision-based situations for students to think through, helping them prepare for future roles. Examples and case studies covering ethics and bribery, circular economy, machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain to reflect developments in the b2b marketing environment Further and updated company content, including brands such asBarry Callebaut, Embraer, Flokk, Givaudan, ING, Ingersoll Rand and Pret-a-Manger Updated onlineresources, including author-selected SAGE journal articles and videos supporting each chapter.
'A terrific book - essential reading for everyone seeking to make sense of Artificial Intelligence' Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Director and Chief Executive of the Alan Turing InstituteIn this myth-busting guide to AI past and present, one of the world's leading researchers shows why our fears for the future are misplaced.The ultimate dream of AI is to build machines that are like us: conscious and self-aware. While this remains a remote possibility, rapid progress in AI is already transforming our world. Yet the public debate is still largely centred on unlikely prospects, from sentient machines to dystopian robot takeovers.In this lively and clear-headed guide, Michael Wooldridge challenges the prevailing narrative, revealing how the hype distracts us from both the more immediate risks that this technology poses - from algorithmic bias to fake news - and the true life-changing potential of the field. The Road to Conscious Machines elucidates the discoveries of AI's greatest pioneers from Alan Turing to Demis Hassabis, and what today's researchers actually think and do.'Nobody understands the past, the present, the promise and the peril of this new technology better than Michael Wooldridge. The definitive account' Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist'Effortlessly readable. The perfect guide to the history and future of AI' Tom Chivers, author of The AI Does Not Hate You
Fresh, modern, and practical, Public Law provides law undergraduates with a unique approach to constitutional and administrative law, aptly demonstrating why this is an exciting time to be studying the subject. Writing in a fluid, succinct style, the authors carve a logical pathway through the key areas studied on the LLB, guiding students to a solid understanding of the fundamental principles. This theoretical grounding is then rooted in reality, with each concept applied to a hypothetical scenario (included at the start of each chapter) to set it into a practical context. While this practical element helps students to understand how the law applies and develop problem-solving skills, a trio of supportive learning features also encourages active engagement with and a critical appreciation of public law. 'Key case' boxes highlight and analyse the significant case law in each area; 'Counterpoint' boxes flag alternative viewpoints and areas of debate; and 'Pause for reflection' boxes prompt readers to consider the impact of laws, and what potential developments andreforms may lie ahead. Public Law's modern approach and unique combination of practical application and theoretically critical discussion makes it the ideal choice for students seeking to understand concepts not only in the abstract but in practice, helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed at university and beyond. Online ResourcesThis title is supported by an online resources platform for students featuring guidance on approaching and analysing the real life scenarios in the book, a bank of multiple choice questions, legal updates, and links to useful material elsewhere on the web.
"The Early Bronze Age Tombs of Jebel Hafit" fremlægger halvtreds gravhøje, der blev udgravet af Moesgaard Museum i perioden 1961-1971 i emiratet Abu Dhabi ved den Arabiske Golf. Disse udgravninger var de første arkæologiske undersøgelser overhovedet i denne del af verden, og de kastede det første lys over begyndelsen af bronzealderen på Omanhalvøen. Gravene repræsenterer en fundamental transformation af forholdet mellem mennesker og landskab i regionen, der går forud for opkomsten af det første oaseagerbrug. Gravene indeholder de første genstande af kobber fra regionen og viser, at udnyttelsen af kobbermalm fra Omanbjergene var begyndt. Gravene fra Jebel Hafit er indskrevet på UNESCOs Verdensarvsliste. Publikationen er resultatet af et samarbejde mellem Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority og Moesgaard Museum.
As the world around us changes at record-speed, An Unstoppable Force imagines a church that embraces change by remaining fully committed to its apostolic calling.Church leaders will discover new ways of engaging communities through vibrant, relevant ministries and clear, innovative communication. An Unstoppable Forcechallenges churches to cast aside methods that are broken or atrophied and embrace the future of the Church with vigor. McManus's prophetic voice outlines a church that is not a refuge from the world, but a refuge to the world. Christians on the forefront of the church movement must be ready to let go of the past and move forward.
Few Bible commentators simultaneously articulate both insightful spiritual truths and memorable life applications for readers who want to be relevant witnesses for Jesus Christ. Gifted Bible preacher and inspiring teacher Jon Courson effortlessly combines both in this easy-to-read, verse-based devotional commentary set.Pastor Jon's years of immersion in God's Word, as he regularly preached from the Bible, produced faithful, valuable teaching that is both a scholarly work and an encouragement for living the Christian life. His Application Commentary Series combines the following elements in a unique blend of pertinent information and needed inspiration:Deep love for God's wordColorful cultural insightsInsightful historical informationApplicable topical studiesVivid illustrations and storiesHumorous, practical, and inspiring life lessonsThe three volumes of this devotional commentary offer thorough and comprehensive teaching on every paragraph in the Bible along with practical, in-depth topical studies. Courson has amassed a wealth of understanding in a very readable and comfortable expositional style.Volumes include:Volume 1, Old Testament, (Genesis-Job)Volume 2, Old Testament (Psalms - Malachi)Volume 3, New Testament (Matthew - Revelation)
El poder de los impotentes es un trabajo de gran relevancia ya que indaga en un territorio en el que abundan los silencios, los acallamientos eventualmente rotos por excepcionales denuncias y siempre habitados por el registro subjetivo de los castigos fisicos recibidos en la infancia por aquellos pequenos cuyas vidas "e;tropezaron"e; con educadores que omitieron hacerse preguntas acerca de su involucramiento en la sancion, aplicando unos castigos que, al decir de ellos mismos, "e;se les salieron de las manos"e;, aun cuando eso podia dejarlos en estado de angustia. La tesis del texto conlleva el sostener unas preguntas por la agresividad, la ambigedad, la compleja relacin con la ley, e introduce y hace jugar la nocin de maltrato, relacionando unas y otra con modos de ejercer una particular idea de autoridad y con un sentimiento de impotencia que la violencia hacia los nios a la vez expresa y disimula.Podra afirmarse que el presente estudio asume varios desafos: el de abocarse a un tema sobre el que pesan negaciones, prejuicios, vergenzas, humillaciones poco "e;confesables"e;, y el de abordar su asunto sin atrincheramientos tericos. Si bien poniendo el nfasis en el psicoanlisis como marco conceptual, tiene el mrito de aplicar una perspectiva transdisciplinar que permite acercarse a los objetos complejos y rspidos de las ciencias sociales. As, el libro busca y logra crear un odo, aportar una mirada, proveer unos conceptos que tienen la virtud de desnaturalizar una prctica cultural que los cambios de ley no han logrado desalojar.Graciela Frigerio
Be inspired by Esther, an incredible woman of God.Esther was willing to risk her life for the welfare of her people and the furthering of God's plan. Strategically positioned by God in a place of influence, Esther is a powerful biblical example of how God can use anyone. She answered God's call and went through a season of preparation physically and spiritually to get ready.Just like in biblical times, God is positioning women today and giving them divine opportunities to influence the culture for His glory. The Esther Anointing gives you the keys to Esther's success, including the qualities that make women great, the power of influence, and the key to finding God's favor for your assignment.It doesn't matter where you came from or what skills and talents you have; if you let Him, God can use your life for His glory!
This is Che Guevaras last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant bestseller. Newly revised by Ches widow (Aleida March), and including a thoughtful preface by his eldest son Camilo, this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America. Thanks to Ches invariable habit of noting the main events of each day, we have rigorously exact, priceless and detailed information on the heroic final moments of his life in Bolivia.Fidel Castro Features of this new edition include:Preface by Camilo GuevaraIntroduction by Fidel CastroRevised translationBiographical noteChronologyGlossaryMaps32 pp black and white photos
Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, The Crisis of Communism: The USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000 has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification. This textbook explores in-depth a period of the practice and demise of Soviet communism. It focuses on key ideas such as de-Stalinisation, 'people power', leadership and legitimacy, and covers events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills suchas historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarise students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.
Vår ære og vår makt er et skuespill av den norske forfatteren Nordahl Grieg; utgitt i 1935, og uroppført på Den nationale Scene samme år.
This highly illustrated book explains the effects of scars and adhesions on the body through the lens of biotensegrity, a concept that recognizes the role of physical forces on their formation, structure and treatment. It includes contributions from specialists in the fields of fascial anatomy, biotensegrity, movement, surgery and other manual therapies. It takes a comprehensive approach to providing a better understanding of these complex issues and will be valuable to every hands-on practitioner. The text is supported with online videos demonstrating five ScarWork therapeutic techniques.
Learn the most common scales and modes used on the major diatonic harmonica. The intention behind these extensive exercises is to develop agility and speed on the instrument. Single-note patterns are introduced without bends.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This remarkable book shines the brightest of lights into some of the darkest and most misunderstood corners of our shared history' James O'Brien_____________________________________________________In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis. And yet empire is a subject, weirdly hidden from view.The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. It is, as Sanghera reveals, fundamental to understanding Britain. However, even among those who celebrate the empire there seems to be a desire not to look at it too closely - not to include the subject in our school history books, not to emphasize it too much in our favourite museums.At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Sanghera's book urges us to address this bewildering contradiction. For, it is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are, and what unites us._______________________________________________________'Lucid but never simplistic; entertaining but never frivolous; intensely readable while always mindful of nuance and complexity - Empireland takes a perfectly-judged approach to its contentious but necessary subject' Jonathan Coe
PhD Dissertation from Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation.From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel's mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian towns, villages and roads into an artifice where all natural and built features serve military ends. Weizman traces the development of this strategy, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon's reconceptualization of military defence during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to the contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare and airborne targeted assassinations. Hollow Land lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.
Turtles, ibexes, ships, inscriptions... Thousands of engraved and painted figures intrigue visitors in the wadis of Al-Hajar Mountains. Who created these enigmatic figures and when were they made? What are their hidden meanings? For the first time, this volume tries to answer these questions. It is the result of the archaeological surveys and investigations undertaken by the author over the last ten years under the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. In this book, the author takes the reader on an in-depth journey into the various themes present in the rock art of Oman. He offers theories on the chronology and interpretation, while exploring the landscape setting of the decorated panels and how best to research these. Several beautiful photographs and scientific tracings of the rock art accompany the text. The volume closes offering to enthusiasts and tourists a series of guided visits with GPS maps to the most interesting and visible rock art sites protected by Royal Decrees of the Sultanate.
A Times book of the yearA Guardian book of the year'Magnificent'The Times'Dazzling' New Statesman'It filled me with hope' Zadie SmithWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker's brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and confusing landscape.From the rise of the internet to her own appearance on an early reality TV show; from her experiences of ecstasy - both religious and chemical - to her uneasy engagement with our culture's endless drive towards 'self-optimisation'; from the phenomenon of the successful American scammer to her generation's obsession with extravagant weddings, Jia Tolentino writes with style, humour and a fierce clarity about these strangest of times.Following in the footsteps of American luminaries such as Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Rebecca Solnit, yet with a voice and vision all her own, Jia Tolentino writes with a rare gift for elucidating nuance and complexity, coupled with a disarming warmth. This debut collection of her essays announces her exactly the sort of voice we need to hear from right now - and for many years to come.
Covering all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your coursework and USMLEs, Immunology, 9th Edition, offers a well-illustrated, carefully structured approach to this complex and fast-changing field. Carefully edited and authored by experts in both teaching and research, it provides cutting-edge, consistent coverage that links the laboratory and clinical practice. A user-friendly, color-coded format, including key concept boxes, explanatory diagrams, and nearly 200 photos to help you visually grasp and retain challenging concepts.Explains the building blocks of the immune system - cells, organs, and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context. Includes extensive updates to clinical information, including recent clinical approaches in cancer immunology, transplantation, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, and more. Features a reorganized format that presents immunology in the order in which is typically taught and learned, better integrating basic and clinical immunology. Covers new topics such as innate lymphoid cells, antibody-based therapies and antibody engineering, innate immunity and its components, the genetics of immunologically-based diseases and personalized medicine, and immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. Provides Critical Thinking boxes, chapter-opening summaries, and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective review and quick practice for exams - plus more learning opportunities online, including USMLE-style questions and clinical cases.
The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa that still haunts Haitians, the America to which so many have emigrated, or even that final shore, the uncertain afterlife awaiting us all. With a grandmother and her grandson sharing the narration, this rich and concise tale covers an impressive span of Haitian history and emotion. Too old to leave her veranda, Noubt reflects on her past, touching on the 1937 Parsley Massacre, in which thousands of Haitians died at the hands of Dominican soldiers, and laments the exodus of so many young people from Haiti, although, ironically, she dreamed of making the trip herself (her name means New Boat in Creole). Her story is juxtaposed with that of her grandson, Jonas, as he suffers the abandonment of friends--including his lover--who emigrated during the Duvalier dictatorships, even feeling an urge to join them. Perhaps most striking is the addition of a third voice--that of an anonymous passenger in steerage recounting a slave ship's progress to the New World from Africa. This voice from long ago provides a powerful depiction of the sights, sounds, and smells of the Middle Passage and a fascinating counterpoint to the evocations of modern Haiti.CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French
Danny "zonic" Sørensen is head coach of Astralis and one of the most winning Counter-Strike gamers of all-time. In ‘Zonic’ he shares the incredible story about how esports went from dingy internet cafés to become a Billion-Dollar industry of sold-out arenas, fanatical fans and greedy money men. Zonic has played a key role on the journey. With Astralis, he helped build a professional organization where psychologists, dietitians and physiotherapists coach and develop the players. With four Major wins, Astralis is the most winning team in the history of Counter-Strike, and esports teams all over the world are now copying their methods. Danny Sørensen did not take an easy road to the top of professional gaming. Growing up in a run-down area south of Copenhagen, computer games were his way out of crime, and he later had to fight his way past scammers, rivalling gaming clans, Russian oligarchs, teammates' betrayal and charges of cheating to get to the dominant position Astralis now holds. 'Zonic' is also the first behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a major esports brand. We hear about the players’ intense training schedule, huge cash prizes, internal strife, rivalry with other teams and the many power struggles in the rapidly growing market for esports.
Why does muscle tension, pain, scar tissue and reduced joint mobility decrease your chances of becoming pregnant? How is your stress level, working posture, stance, and exercise routines affecting your fertility? Do you exercise too little or maybe too much? Why is laser therapy particularly effective in treating age-related infertility and low sperm count? ”Fertility and Physical Therapy offers a ground-breaking ap- proach to treating infertility that provides the reader with natural ways to help “cultivate the soil” and optimize their fertility, whether they are trying to conceive naturally or using assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IVF.” Dr. Lorne BrownB.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHtClinical Director, Acubalance Wellness Centre Vancouver BC, Canada This book is first and foremost dedicated to all the women and couples who are struggling to conceive. It provides a thorough instruction on how you can more than triple your chances of conceiving and carrying your pregnancy to full term by following simple physical exercise and treatment protocols. The book includes an exercise program, a massage program for self-treatment of scar tissue, as well as guidelines to daily exercise routines most beneficial for your fertility. It also offers new insight into why and how laser therapy can increase your pregnancy chances.The content of the book is based on extensive scientific research, as well as the author’s own clinical experience with treating more than 300 women. On that background, it can serve as clinical inspiration for healthcare professionals, who work with couples struggling to conceive.
In this new text, Dhruv Grewal, a leading Professor of Marketing and Retailing, explores the complexities of the contemporary retail environment by drawing on what he refers to as the 5 Es of retailing:- Entrepreneurial, innovative and customer-centric mindset- Excitement- Education- Experience- EngagementThese are illustrated using a wide range of examples such as Tesco, Kroger, Zara, Wholefoods, Groupon, and Amazon. Together, the framework and examples enable readers to navigate today's challenging retail environment made up of social media, retailing analytics and online and mobile shopping.Retail Marketing Managementis essential reading for students of retailing and marketing, as well as practitioners working in retail today.