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In Search of the Samnites: Adornment and Identity in Archaic Central Italy, 750-350 B.C.

  10/02/2012       Marceliu1994      0 Comments

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In Search of the Samnites: Adornment and Identity in Archaic Central Italy, 750-350 B.C.
 
by
Amy Richardson

The Samnites recur throughout Greek and Roman historical sources as formidable warriors and Romes greatest foes from the mid-fourth century B.C. This book explores the portable material culture for evidence of an emerging proto-Samnite identity between 750 and 350 B.C. The relationships between material culture, ethnicity, constructions of social identity, gender and the life-course are critically examined through the personal adornments recovered from necropolis sites in the central Apennines and surrounding regions. The catalogue of fibulae, bracelets, pendants and necklaces (available online) forms the basis for analysis through distribution mapping, typological patterns, and the use of metals and exotic materials.

Mechanical Engineering

Computational Continuum Mechanics

  10/02/2012       edikdzimis      0 Comments

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Computational Continuum Mechanics
 
by
Ahmed A. Shabana

This book presents the nonlinear theory of continuum mechanics and demonstrates its use in developing nonlinear computer formulations for large displacement dynamic analysis. Basic concepts used in continuum mechanics are presented and used to develop nonlinear general finite element formulations that can be effectively used in large displacement analysis. The book considers two nonlinear finite element dynamic formulations: a general large deformation finite element formulation and a formulation that can efficiently solve small deformation problems that characterize very stiff structures. The book presents material clearly and systematically, assuming the reader has only basic knowledge in matrix and vector algebra and dynamics. The book is designed for use by advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students. It is also a reference for researchers, practicing engineers, and scientists working in computational mechanics, bio-mechanics, computational biology, multibody system dynamics, and other fields of science and engineering using the general continuum mechanics theory.

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The United States Government Manual 2013

  10/02/2012       takiedela      0 Comments

� The US Government Manual� is known as the Official handbook of the Federal Government. This annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. Each agencys description consists of a list of principal officials; a summary statement of the agencys purpose and role in the Federal Government; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; and a description of consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, and publications.A typical agency description includes a list of principal offcials, a summary statement of the agency’s purpose and role in the Federal Government, a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority, a description of its programs and activities, and a “Sources of Information” section. This last section provides information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and many other areas of public interest.This annual reference book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the organization and function of the United States Federal Government agencies and quasi-ageny organizations� that may receive Federal appropriated funds for some of their operations.

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Jesus Paid It All

  10/02/2012       SaLLIka      0 Comments

A great adventure and a lesson in the power of goodness and loveSometimes, when a handsome man invites you to lunch, it is wiser to refuse. When the lonely young wife Darlene is invited to go to a restaurant, by the very handsome and mysterious Diethelm, accompanying him was a very unwise thing indeed to do. She set a series of nightmarish adventures in train, that would take her from her quiet life in California to gilded captivity in Germany as the intended bride of her witch suitor.Darlene is not the only one in her family to be dragged into danger. Her husband, Dylan, also becomes enmeshed in the intrigues of Diethelm’s family coven, when he is kidnapped from his Marine base in Afghanistan by the pagan sex siren Tasha.As its title suggests, this is a book with a very strong Christian ethos. But it is not just a good book in the strictly biblical sense. While the great love that God has for all of us shines out from the pages, it in no way diminishes its effectiveness as a really exciting and suspenseful story. It might be a Christian book, but it will keep people of all faiths and no faiths on the edges of their seats. I absolutely recommend it to one and all.

Mechanical Engineering

Aranyhajú boszorkány (HCM zsebkönyvek #99)

  10/02/2012       sher19802      0 Comments

Megkeseredetten, magányosan él Ravenau gróf ősei kastélyában, amióta a fia meghalt. Unokáját sem tűri meg maga mellett, és egy lánynevelő intézetbe száműzi hosszú évekre. Jutta egyetlen bűne az, hogy annak a csalárd asszonynak a gyermeke, aki egykor a családi tragédiát okozta. Hazatérését mégsem odázhatja el örökre az agg gróf...

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El corazón de las tinieblas

  10/02/2012       sstrane6      0 Comments

Joseph Conrads enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialismHeart of Darkness� is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlows discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. This edition also includes Conrad’s Congo Diary, a glossary, and an introduction discussing the author’s experiences of Africa, critical responses, and the novel’s symbolic complexities.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Elfe blanc, cœur noir(Elfes #3)

  10/02/2012       gghhff      0 Comments

Immortels et sages, les Elfes blancs vivent sur leurs îles, loin des hommes et des autres Elfes. Ils se considèrent comme les gardiens du monde et s’efforcent de protéger tout ce qui doit un jour disparaître : des livres, des armes, des oeuvres d’arts et parfois même des créatures vivantes. Aussi, quand le dernier dragon blanc est aperçu sur la terre des hommes, les elfes n’ont d’autre choix que de le prendre en chasse pour le ramener sur leurs îles. Ils envoient deux de leurs meilleurs pisteurs après le monstre. Elfes blancs, dragon blanc. La traque commence...

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Fosse

  10/02/2012       loxia5      0 Comments

One of the biggest problems with a book about a dancer/choreographer is that no matter how colourful the descriptions (and Wasson REALLY likes description…) you can’t see the performances. I found myself going over and over again to YouTube to look for clips so that I could actually see what was being described. I almost wished that this had been done as a documentary, rather than a written biography.My background – in addition to writing – is in theatre, and my love for Broadway knows no limits, and so I’ve been a fan of Bob Fosse’s work, and his style, for years. Yet it amazed me how much I didn’t know: the projects he worked on that I hadn’t heard of; the projects he worked on and then abandoned; and especially, the heart of a performer who wanted to be a star, and had to settle for being a star choreographer (something that would have been an oxymoron before Fosse came along) and director.Bob Fosse was a complex man, and yet at the heart of him, he was...Check out the rest of my review here: http://cynthiahillbooks.com/2013/12/1...

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Advances in Non-Linear Economic Modeling: Theory and Applications

  10/02/2012       kolek88      0 Comments

In recent years nonlinearities have gained increasing importance in economic and econometric research, particularly after the financial crisis and the economic downturn after 2007. This book contains theoretical, computational and empirical papers that incorporate nonlinearities in econometric models and apply them to real economic problems. It intends to serve as an inspiration for researchers to take potential nonlinearities in account. Researchers should be aware of applying linear model-types spuriously to problems which include non-linear features. It is indispensable to use the correct model type in order to avoid biased recommendations for economic policy.

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