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Man and Animal in Severan Rome

The Roman sophist Claudius Aelianus, born in Praeneste in the late second century CE, spent his career cultivating a Greek literary persona. Aelian was a highly regarded writer during his own lifetime, and his literary compilations would be influential for a thousand years and more in the Roman world. This book argues that the De natura animalium, a miscellaneous treasury of animal lore and Aelian's greatest work, is a sophisticated ...

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition

Combining scholarly authority with an awareness of today’s communication demands, Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user’s process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phr...

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Ultimate Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide to Barbell Lifts―from Beginner to Gold Medal

Every four years, the world's most powerful athletes showcase their amazing abilities at the Olympics. This book takes you step by step through the same primary lifts, assistance movements and training techniques used by these high-level athletes to help you build explosive strength, power and speed. By following the programs, exercises and instructions in Ultimate Olympic Weightlifting, you learn how to: *Develop Full-Body Strength ...

Demons of Wrath: The Dark Fires of Attack Magick
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Demons of Wrath: The Dark Fires of Attack Magick

magine a safe, fast way to inflict havoc on your enemies. The magick causes no harm or backlash to you. It delivers justice and revenge. The demons in this book can be called with a simple ritual. They will destroy ambition, cause anxiety, bring nightmares, and stir a fear of madness, while causing depression and weakness. Your enemy can be made to feel regret, exhaustion and frustration. You can make a person so aggressive that they...

Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician (Edita - History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands) (
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Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician

Herman Boerhaave, who held professorships in medicine, botany, and chemistry at the University of Leiden, is often considered the most important medical teacher after Galen. Known during his lifetime as "The Teacher of Europe," his reputation was purported to have reached all the way to China. Previously, historians of science and medicine have stressed the mechanical aspects of his teachings, but have neglected the principles behind...

Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti
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Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti

This book is a compilation of discussions between UG Krishnamurthi and various questioners in India, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands, and the U.K. According to UG, "The religious states of bliss and ecstasy can never be experienced, can never be grasped, contained, much less given expression to you, by man. That beaten track will lead you nowhere. There is no oasis situated yonder; you are stuck in a mirage."

Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change
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Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change

Juxtaposing contributions from geneticists and anthropologists, this volume provides a contemporary overview of cousin marriage and what is happening at the interface of public policy, the management of genetic risk and changing cultural practices in the Middle East and in multi-ethnic Europe. It offers a cross-cultural exploration of practices of cousin marriage in the light of new genetic understanding of consanguineous marriage an...

The Volleyball Handbook
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The Volleyball Handbook

“Bob Miller is one of the premier high school volleyball coaches in the country, and he relates his many great ideas on how to maximize the performance of young athletes in The Volleyball Handbook. His philosophy is insightful and has proven to be very successful, and I would recommend this book to coaches and players alike who are serious about improvement.”

Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport
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Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport

Pavel and Dan are entertaining and bring a lot of insight into the work, that just reinforces what I've been learning in the most recent years, strength is skill and requires more intelligence than might in getting there. I've done shoulder, chest and back days, back to back 6 days a week. I get exhausted and found that 2 days a week gets strength done. I do KB swings etc 3 days a week and jog, stretch, do body weight stuff and marti...

Computational mathematics: Models, methods, and analysis with MATLAB and MPI
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Computational mathematics

This book is not just about math or computing or applications, but about all three-in other words, computational science. Each section of the first six chapters is motivated by a specific application. The author applies a model, selects a numerical method, implements computer simulations, and assesses the results. These chapters include an abundance of MATLAB code. The last four chapters focus on multiprocessing algorithms implemente...