'Every City Shall Be Forsaken': Urbanism and Prophecy in Ancient Israel and the Near East (JSOT Supplement)

Urbanism in historic society has now develop into a big subject for either classical and historic close to japanese students. both, the query of prophecy as social establishment and literary corpus has been more and more problematized. The essays during this quantity assemble those the most important points of recent biblical examine, the scope starting from methodological matters approximately sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and particular biblical texts. An introductory bankruptcy surveys contemporary anthropological examine on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and areas the several contributions in context.

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American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America Eastern Region

Overlaying 549 species present in North the USA east of the a hundredth Meridian, the American Museum of normal historical past Birds of North the US jap Region is the one advisor to exploit a completely built-in photographic method of profile the extreme diversity of birds present in japanese North the USA.

Ideal for birdwatchers and fowl fanatics of all ages, and together with info on habit, nesting, and habitat, the American Museum of average heritage Birds of North the United States japanese Region comprises distinct sections on species stumbled on in basic terms in southern Texas and for species which are unusual or really restricted in distribution.

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The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart: A Guide for Aspiring Intellectuals

The final observe booklet for aspiring intellectuals!

The so much compendious selection of phrases for aspiring students, this booklet is helping you carry your personal in highbrow discourse. that includes 2,400 refined, imprecise, and obtuse phrases, every one web page will give you the definitions you want to comprehend to fasten educational horns with the clerisy. From antebellum and eleemosynary to impasto and putative, you'll speedy grasp countless numbers of erudite words that would increase your conversational elegance.

Complete with definitions and pattern sentences for every access, The immense e-book of phrases you want to be aware of to Sound Smart will bring up your lexicon as you provoke the susurration out of the perfervid hoi polloi.

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature (17th Edition)

By John Bartlett

First released in 1855, BARTLETT'S known QUOTATIONS has been thoroughly up to date and revised for the 17th variation through Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. This seventeenth version, less than Kaplan's just right path, comprises over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,500 authors, ninety of whom are new to BARTLETT'S. New comers comprise invoice Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tony Kushner, Tammy Wynette, Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Frank O'Hara, Martin Amis, Kingsley Amis, mom Teresa, Jacques Cousteau, Rudolph Giuliani, Alfred Hitchcock, L. M. Montgomery, Eric Ambler, Jerry Seinfeld, J.K. Rowling, Katharine Graham, and Emma Goldman. With quotations awarded in chronological order, within the well-known BARTLETT'S culture, BARTLETT'S offers the reader an enormous landscape of the realm, from the traditional Egyptians to the newest motion picture, from the inspirational and the attractive to the sardonic and the downright humorous.

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Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, Volumes 1-2

By S. T. Joshi

Horror and the supernatural have interested humans for hundreds of years, with a few of the so much critical figures showing time and again throughout time and cultures. those figures have starred within the world's most generally learn literary works, hottest movies, and such a lot fascinating tv sequence. due to their acceptance and effect, they've got attained iconic prestige and a different position within the well known mind's eye. This booklet overviews 24 of the main major icons of horror and the supernatural. integrated are alphabetically prepared prolonged entries at the icons. each one access is written by way of a number one authority at the topic and is available to scholars and normal readers. one of the icons mentioned are: * The Alien * The Angel and The Demon * The Cosmic Horror * The Curse * The Cthulhu Mythos * The satan * The Doppelganger * The Ghost * The Ghoul * The Haunted residence * The Immortal * The Monster * the mother * The Psychic * the ocean Creature * The Serial Killer * The Siren * The Small city Horror * The Sorcerer * The city Horror * The Vampire * The Werewolf * The Witch * And The Zombie. each one access discusses the valuable features of the icon and its lasting impression. incorporated are illustrations, sidebars of fascinating details, and extracts from key texts. Entries record works for extra interpreting, and the Encyclopedia closes with a particular, common bibliography. positive factors and advantages: * Overviews quite a lot of supernatural lore. * Entries are written via top experts on horror and the supernatural. * considerably longer than conventional encyclopedia entries, yet now not as long or intimidating as books, the essays are the right dimension for pupil examine. * Serves as a port of access and place to begin for college students writing papers. * Entries contain sidebars and cite works for additional interpreting. * features a bibliography of significant works on horror and the supernatural. * Spans a extensive time period, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King. * Illustrations aid scholars visualize the subjects of the entries. * Covers an enormous variety of cultures. * is helping scholars comprehend a long literary and cultural culture. * Fosters an appreciation for cultural range. * Encourages scholars to investigate issues of well known curiosity. * is helping scholars and basic readers comprehend modern movie, tv, and tradition. * helps the literature curriculum via supporting scholars relate often taught literary works to modern tradition.

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Roger Zelazny's Visual Guide to Castle Amber

By Roger Zelazny

Permit plants, Princess of Amber, exhibit you thru one in every of SFs so much amazing myth geographical regions. This abundantly illustrated quantity bargains attention-grabbing perspectives of chateau Amber in all its beauty, set like a jewel within the aspect of the mountain referred to as Kolvir.

Stroll round the Castle's pentagonal perimeter, and during the Royal Family's deepest gardens and parks. input the most corridor with its many huge, colourful tapestries . . . stopover at the big Kitchen and well-stocked Armory. particular flooring plans take you room through room - from the Throne Room to the Treasury, from the Dungeons to the eating Halls, from the Library and laboratory to non-public flats and mystery chambers. And the entire whereas, you are going to take in a wealth of never-before-revealed details, as plant life stocks her personal principles and evaluations approximately her domestic and her relatives.

You'll know about Amber's tradition and myths - the Courts of Chaos - the development and the Logrus. you will meet the Royal kin, in addition to their most vital allies and foes. and you can realize the key of the better Trumps - What they're, how they paintings and, for the 1st time, precisely what they appear like.

It's all right here and extra!

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (Oxford Companions)

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed better half covers all elements of the Western fairy story culture, from medieval to fashionable, less than the suggestions of Professor Jack Zipes. It presents an authoritative reference resource for this complicated and fascinating style, exploring the stories themselves, the writers who wrote and transformed them, and the artists who illustrated them. It additionally covers a number of similar issues akin to the fairy story and picture, tv, artwork, opera, ballet, the oral culture, song, advertisements, cartoons, fable literature, feminism, and stamps.

First released in 2000, a hundred thirty new entries were further to account for fresh advancements within the box, together with J. ok. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on subject matters similar to cognitive feedback and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy story blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. the remainder entries were revised and up to date in session with specialist contributors.

This moment variation includes superbly designed characteristic articles highlighting nations with a robust fairy story culture, protecting: Britain and eire, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North the USA and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian international locations, Slavic and Baltic nations, and Spain. it is also an informative and fascinating advent by way of the editor, which units the topic in its historic and literary context. an in depth and up to date bibliography offers information regarding history literature and extra studying fabric. furthermore, the A to Z entries are followed by means of over 60 attractive and thoroughly chosen black and white illustrations.

Already well known in its box, the second one variation of this certain paintings is a necessary significant other for somebody attracted to fairy stories in literature, movie, and artwork; and for someone who values the culture of storytelling.

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Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual

By Rick Sternbach, Michael Okuda

The Star Trek: the subsequent new release® Technical Manual, written by way of Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, the technical advisors to Star Trek: the subsequent Generation, presents a finished schematization of a Galaxy-class starship. From the bridge to the shuttlebays, from the transporter room to crews' quarters, this ebook presents a never-before-seen glimpse on the internal, complicated workings of the main excellent starship ever conceived.
Full of diagrams, technical schematics, and ship's plans, the Star Trek: the subsequent iteration Technical Manual additionally takes an in depth examine the foundations at the back of Star Trek®'s remarkable know-how -- from phasers to warp force to the very good holodeck.

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CISSP Study Guide, Third Edition

By Eric Conrad, Joshua Feldman

CISSP learn consultant, 3rd Edition offers readers with details at the CISSP certification, the main prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor-neutral examination for info safeguard pros.

With over 100,000 execs qualified around the globe, and lots of extra becoming a member of their ranks, this new 3rd version provides every little thing a reader must understand at the most up-to-date model of the exam's universal physique of data.

The 8 domain names are lined thoroughly and as concisely as attainable, permitting clients to ace the examination. every one area has its personal bankruptcy that features a specially-designed pedagogy to assist clients move the examination, together with clearly-stated examination goals, certain phrases and definitions, examination warnings, "learning by means of instance" modules, hands-on workouts, and bankruptcy finishing questions.

  • Provides the main whole and potent learn consultant to organize clients for passing the CISSP examination, giving them precisely what they should move the test
  • Authored by way of Eric Conrad who has ready enormous quantities of pros for passing the CISSP examination via SANS, a favored and recognized association for info protection professionals
  • Covers the entire new details within the universal physique of data up-to-date in January 2015, and in addition presents tests, tiered end-of-chapter questions for a steady studying curve, and an entire self-test appendix

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