Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai by Upasika Kee Nanayon,Thanissaro

By Upasika Kee Nanayon,Thanissaro

Upasika Kee was once a uniquely strong religious instructor. Evocative of the good Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. within the 20th century, she became some of the most recognized lecturers in Thailand--male or female--all the extra striking simply because, rarer nonetheless, she was once now not a monastic yet a layperson. Her relentless honesty, together with her encouraging voice, is one cause such a lot of modern Buddhist academics bear in mind Upasika Kee so fondly, and so frequently. With this booklet, readers looking anything comparable to the vintage Mindfulness in undeniable English can obtain guideline on meditation perform as they turn into conversant in the legacy of a well known Buddhist determine. Pure and Simple, the 1st widely-available choice of her writings, should be gratefully bought not just by way of those that knew Upasika Kee, yet by means of a person who encounters her for the 1st time in its pages.

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Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the by R. Keller Kimbrough

By R. Keller Kimbrough

Wondrous Brutal Fictions offers 8 seminal works from the seventeenth-century jap sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the 1st time. either poignant and hectic, they vary from tales of cruelty and brutality to stories of affection, charity, and remarkable filial devotion, representing the simplest of early Edo-period literary and function traditions and performing as very important precursors to the Bunraku and Kabuki varieties of theater. As works of Buddhist fiction, those texts relate the histories and miracles of specific buddhas, bodhisattvas, and native deities. a lot of their protagonists are cultural icons, recognizable via their illustration in later works of jap drama, fiction, and picture. the gathering contains such sekkyo “sermon-ballad” classics as Sansho Dayu, Karukaya, and Oguri, in addition to the “old joruri” performs Goo-no-hime and Amida’s Riven Breast. R. Keller Kimbrough presents a severe advent to those vivid functionality genres, emphasizing the position of seventeenth-century publishing of their unfold. He additionally information six significant sekkyo chanters and their playbooks, filling an important scholarly hole in early Edo-period theater. greater than fifty reproductions of as a rule seventeenth-century woodblock illustrations provide wealthy, visible foundations for the severe creation and translated stories. perfect for college students and students of medieval and early smooth eastern literature, theater, and Buddhism, this assortment offers an exceptional come upon with well known Buddhist drama and its far-reaching impression on literature and culture.

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Atlas of Airway Management: Techniques and Tools by Steven L. Orebaugh,Paul E. Bigeleisen

By Steven L. Orebaugh,Paul E. Bigeleisen

profitable airway administration calls for strict realization to anatomic aspect and the facility to tailor administration ideas to every patient’s disease and presentation. With the Atlas of Airway administration, readers will find a clinically targeted, abundantly illustrated consultant to appropriate anatomy, in addition to the newest instruments and confirmed innovations within the field.

the second one version of this revered source offers a more robust and enlarged text—along with new sections on pediatric purposes, bronchoscopy, specified airway issues within the emergency room and the ICU, and post-intubation care concerns. assurance of latest and rising suggestions contains fabric on noninvasive air flow and high-frequency jet ventilation.

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) by Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

By Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

during this smooth religious vintage, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most typical pitfall to which each and every aspirant at the non secular course falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The common tendency, he indicates, is to determine spirituality as a technique of self-improvement—the impulse to boost and refine the ego while the ego is, by way of nature, primarily empty. "The challenge is that ego can convert whatever to its personal use," he acknowledged, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick all of us play on ourselves, and to supply us a much brighter fact: the real and joyous liberation that necessarily contains letting pass of the self instead of operating to enhance it. it's a message that has resonated with scholars for almost thirty years, and continues to be clean as ever this present day.

This new version incorporates a foreword via Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

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Becoming Jane Jacobs (The Arts and Intellectual Life in by Peter L. Laurence

By Peter L. Laurence

The results of years of groundbreaking research, Becoming Jane Jacobs is the 1st highbrow biography to target Jacobs's formative years and writing profession prime as much as her nice book, The loss of life and lifetime of nice American Cities. Through an research of Jacobs's lifestyles and paintings, together with lots of her formerly unknown writings and different unique discoveries, Becoming Jane Jacobs offers a brand new starting place for figuring out no longer only Death and Life, but her next books on towns, economies, and civilizations.

Jane Jacobs is universally famous as essentially the most very important figures in American urbanism, and The demise and lifetime of nice American Cities one of crucial books on towns. notwithstanding, as a result of her David-versus-Goliath battles with "Power dealer" Robert Moses and the urban-renewal institution, Jacobs has got extra awareness for being an activist than a philosopher, regardless of having written a listing of influential books on towns, economies, and different topics. Her highbrow talents have frequently been lowered to surprisingly prepared powers of remark and customary sense.

With Becoming Jane Jacobs, Dr. Peter L. Laurence exhibits that what's lacking from the stereotypes and myths is a serious exam of ways Jacobs arrived at her principles approximately urban lifestyles. The publication exhibits that even supposing Jacobs had just a highschool degree, she pursued a writing profession that ready her to develop into a nationally well-known architectural critic simply as postwar city renewal rules got here into impact. After beginning her writing occupation within the Nineteen Thirties, and constructing it as a author and propagandist for the U.S. govt within the 1940s, Jacobs was once immersed in an elite neighborhood of architects, urban planners, and teachers as an editor of the Time Inc. magazine Architectural Forum. The Fifties, a severe decade for US towns, used to be the time while american citizens have been determining among dwelling in new suburbs or rebuilding and modernizing previous towns. Laurence unearths that after confronted with this selection, Jacobs not just sided with city renewal, yet idealized the sphere of urban planning-- ahead of quickly coming to determine the issues with outmoded and anti-urban strategies and techniques for making improvements to cities.
Laurence strains the evolution of Jacobs's thinking--through her visits and reviews of redevelopment in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, Washington DC, fortress worthy, and East Harlem, between different locations, and shut interactions with notables together with editor Douglas Haskell, shopping center dressmaker Victor Gruen, housing suggest Catherine Bauer, architect Louis Kahn, Philadelphia urban planner Edmund Bacon, city historian Lewis Mumford, city theorist Kevin Lynch, and collaborators on the British magazine The Architectural Review. Challenging the stereotyped limits of Jacobs's geography and outsider prestige, Laurence exhibits that Jacobs contributed considerably to architectural feedback and concrete layout, participated in vital educational meetings, and have become often called knowledgeable author on towns even prior to she began writing Death and Life
The fabricated from decades of groundbreaking research, Becoming Jane Jacobs shows that The demise and lifetime of nice American Cities could merely were written via Jane Jacobs. via research of a lot of formerly unknown writings, pointed out and mentioned right here for the 1st time--including Jacobs's executive employment files, FBI documents, paintings memoranda, and correspondence with amazing neighbors and confidants--and via an realizing of her principles of their old context, Laurence asserts that Death and Life was no longer the spontaneous epiphany of an beginner activist however the manufactured from a qualified author and skilled architectural critic with deep wisdom in regards to the renewal and dynamics of yank towns. yet whilst, through displaying how Jacobs's rules developed, Laurence indicates ways in which we will develop into extra like Jacobs ourselves, and proceed to boost our knowing of higher cities. 

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Infectious Disease Threats, An Issue of Medical Clinics, by Douglas S. Paauw

By Douglas S. Paauw

This factor of clinical Clinics covers the present most sensible practices on easy methods to deal with infectious ailment threats. visitor edited by way of Douglas Paauw, the themes lined will comprise herpes, pertussis, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, pneumococcal infections, MRSA and more.

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Revolutionary War Almanac (Almanacs of American Wars) by John C. Fredriksen

By John C. Fredriksen

With the prospective exception of the Civil warfare, no different interval in American heritage competitors the Revolution in value. Originating in 1775 as disorganized, neighborhood violence over rights and taxes, it quick escalated into full-blown armed clash. by the point the Treaty of Paris was once signed in 1783 - after six years of warfare - a brand new state had emerged. delivering a daily chronology of the folk and occasions vital to the yank Revolution, "Revolutionary warfare Almanac" presents an up-close examine this ancient time. The A-to-Z dictionary covers humans, battles, and different fascinating info. greater than a hundred thirty maps, photos, and illustrations pair with a close index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology to make this reference extra obtainable than any other.

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World Economic Outlook, September 2004: The Global by International Monetary Fund

By International Monetary Fund

the realm financial Outlook, released two times a 12 months in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, provides IMF employees economists' analyses of world monetary advancements throughout the close to and medium time period. Chapters supply an summary of the realm economic climate; examine matters affecting commercial nations, constructing international locations, and economies in transition to marketplace; and tackle themes of urgent present curiosity. Annexes, packing containers, charts, and an in depth statistical appendix increase the text.

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Critical Limb Ischemia Carotid Surgery (Current Aspects in by S. Horsch,K. Tenidis

By S. Horsch,K. Tenidis

due to the fact that significant potential randomized multicenter reports (NASCET, ECST, ACAS) have guaranteed the numerous influence of the carotid reconstruction on stroke prevention, the most curiosity in carotid surgical procedure specializes in smooth radiologic systems, new features in surgical method, and perioperative zone, paricularly of the carotid artery is, as a result, additionally most sensible handled in an interdisciplinary method concerning the neurologist, angioradiologist, and vascular physician. those present topics must be mentioned and continuously revised with new constructing aspects.

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Neurostereology: Unbiased Stereology of Neural Systems by P. R. Mouton

By P. R. Mouton

Stereological equipment supply researchers with exceptional quantitative information from tissue samples and make allowance for well-evidenced learn advances in a huge diversity of clinical fields. providing a concise advent to the technique and alertness of stereological study in neuroscience, Neurostereology provides a fuller realizing of using those tools in study and a method for replicating profitable medical methods. delivering sound footing for destiny research, Neurostereology is a great tool for uncomplicated and scientific researchers and complicated scholars seeking to combine those tools into their research.

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