12 Rounds in Lo's Gym : Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia
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12 Rounds in Lo's Gym : Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia

Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor, comes a passionate commentary on these themes in a family memoir set in West Virginia coal country. 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym is the story of the...

Vali (Amar Chitra Katha)
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Vali (Amar Chitra Katha)

Vali, Sugreeva and Hanuman have key roles in Valmiki's famous epic, Ramayana, from which our Amar Chitra Katha has been drawn. They were begotten in the monkey tribe by Indra, king of the Devas, Surya, the sun-god, and Pavana, the wind-god respectively, to help Vishnu when he manifested himself on earth as Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna, the four sons of King Dashratha of Ayodhya, to destroy the evil Ravana. Vali became the ...

Dimensions of sustainability: architecture form, technology, environment, culture
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Dimensions of sustainability: architecture form, technology, environment, culture

This illustrated book gives a comprehensive view of _ contemporary ideas, innovations and emerging attitudes to sustainability that emanated from the MIT symposium. 16 leading contributors with demonstrable track records in architectural practice, engineering and academia give their insights into the way we need to think about architecture in the future in order to work with the environment - instead of against it. Supported by detai...

Der Architekt, der Koch und der gute Geschmack
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Der Architekt, der Koch und der gute Geschmack

Seit jeher gehören das Kochen und das Bauen zu den grundlegenden Tätigkeiten des Menschen: Beide entspringen der Nützlichkeit, beinhalten aber zugleich ein kulturelles, wie ästhetisch-sensorisches Moment. Das Buch sucht nach den erstaunlichen Parallelen und auch den tief verwurzelten Beziehungen zwischen der Kunst des Bauens und der des Kochens.

The Express on Sunday Complete Guide to Cryptic Crosswords
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The Express on Sunday Complete Guide to Cryptic Crosswords

According to new research, training the brain with puzzles and crosswords may well delay the onset of cognitive decline in old age, keeping the mind of an 80-year-old as sharp as someone 10 years younger. Cryptic crosswords traditionally offer the best mental workout but are difficult to grasp. Here we offer some essential handy tips to help you in your crossword puzzling (and your cerebral rejuvenation).

Building Web, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions with
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Building Web, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions with

Learn how to build key aspects of web, cloud, and mobile solutions by combining F# with various .NET and open source technologies. With helpful examples, this hands-on book shows you how to tackle concurrency, asynchrony, and other server-side challenges. You’ll quickly learn how to be productive with F#, whether you want to integrate the language into your existing web application or use it to create the next Twitter. If you’re a mi...

Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations
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Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations

This fascinating travel perspective is sure to become an invaluable resource in every library and on every coffee table and bookshelf as the past is uncovered through the lens of sacred travel. Including both academic and popular religious perspectives, this comprehensive world guide will be of interest to both experts as well as the spiritual novice. Author Karen Tate deftly combines current trends, academic theories, and historical...

The World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing
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The World's Great Wonders

I am very familiar with Lonely Planet books through their excellent guides, which I have been using for 25 years. Recently, it appears that the books being put out are not just travel guides, but useful books (including one on photography I picked up) and now books about travel that are more descriptive and illustrative about the great sights. Here, this book is about a fairly expansive list of the world's great wonders. This is a "c...

Blade's Guide to Making Knives
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Blade's Guide to Making Knives

Not only does this book contain information about making blades, but it also has a lot of detailed information about making other parts of the complete knife. Some of the techniques are more advanced, such as lost wax casting, but this is a great resource for the beginner who wants to craft a more complicated knife than a simple piece of steel with a sharp edge. The photographs are plentiful, clear and in color, and add a lot of info...