Cradle Crucible

Author: David Fromkin
ISBN: 9780792265979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A multifaceted portrait of the Middle East combines photography, maps, and the writings of noted authors to provide a detailed overview of the political, cultural, historical, and religious forces that have shaped the region, beginning with the prehistoric civilizations of the fertile crescent and ranging through the continuing conflicts of the twenty-first century. Reprint.


Author: Darby V. Checketts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484922590
Format: PDF, ePub
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Perhaps America's top priority is not the economy. It is not healthcare. It is not national security. It is not the national debt. It would appear to be the effectiveness of the educational processes that we employ in preparing our children to take over the leadership of our nation. They will be the innovators who drive economic growth, streamline healthcare, and assure our nation's security including its fiscal health and international credibility. In parallel with the influence of the home, the classroom is the “cradle” where childhood aptitudes and a sense of self-worth are nurtured. Clear ideas and effective patterns of thinking are forged in the “crucible” of learning that each classroom represents. And, as would a “crystal ball,” the classroom provides a prototype of what America's future will be. We will all soon live in the future that today's students will create. This book contains practical insight and heart-warming inspiration for teachers, parents, students, and American citizens—all who have such an immense stake in the outcomes that our nation's classrooms produce.

Parris Island The Cradle of the Corps

Author: Eugene Alvarez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514455331
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The original 1983 manuscript written by Eugene Alvarez, who is the primary author of this book, included the years 15621983. The current and revised manuscript was edited and updated by Leo J. Daugherty III, PhD, in cooperation with the primary author, and covers the years 1997 to 2015, including chapter 6, dealing with recruit training in the 1920s and 1930s, which was a part of his doctoral dissertation at the Ohio State University. Since this work was first completed, Parris Island has undergone numerous changes in buildings, the base layout, and recruit training. The training philosophy has been altered as society demands. Thus, past training situations and methods should be observed as recorded in the chronological approach of the text to present times.

The Crucible of the Dragon God

Author: Mike Wild
Publisher: Abaddon Books
ISBN: 1849971439
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“Is this what happened to the Old Races? My Gods, is this how they died?” Hordes of a deadly and unknown species of predator swarm across Twilight, killing and destroying everything in their path. Where have they come from? Is there a connection with the Final Faith airship in the Drakengrat Mountains? What was ‘the mistake’? Exactly what are the k’nid – and how can they be stopped? New questions for Kali Hooper and her friends to answer – but doing so will prove far from easy. From a labyrinthine dwarven deathtrap to a besieged and battle-torn city, a haunted ancient limbo at the end of time and the aquatic lair of a vast serpent, Kali must battle her way to a place in the clouds that legend calls the Crucible of the Dragon God. There she must confront the past itself, for the Crucible holds a secret kept even from the Old Races – a secret so staggering that Kali is about to discover the true reason her world is called Twilight…

Textbook of Prosthodontics E Book

Author: V Rangarajan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 813124928X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Textbook of Prosthodontics,, 2e encompasses all the different subspecialities of prosthodontics like Complete Dentures (CD), Removable Partial Dentures (RPD), Fixed Partial Dentures (FPD), Oral Implantology (OI) and Maxillofacial Prosthetics (MFP) with an aim to demystify the subject. The book provides a strong basic foundation along with contemporary clinical and laboratory applications. The book is written in an easy -to-comprehend-and-remember style, the clinical and laboratory aspects are depicted with colour photographs, radiographs, line arts, tables, boxes and flowcharts to make text self-explanatory. Useful for UGs as a prosthodontic textbook, an easy-to-practice book for the general practitioners and a basic reference for the PGs Covers DCI prescribed syllabus for UGs Contains numerous tables, boxes, flowcharts and more than 3000 high quality colour photos and line diagrams to supplement the text Contains dedicated chapters on Porcelain Laminate Veneers, Attachment Retained Dentures, Overdentures, and Smile Design Provides section wise Suggested Reading and chapter wise Sample Questions in Appendices section Companion website ( provides latest Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms for Additional reading

The Path of the Higher Self

Author: Mark Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
ISBN: 0922729840
Format: PDF
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This landmark of metaphysical literature explores topics important to every spiritual seeker—the destiny of the soul, the difference between soul and Spirit, the role of the Christ, how to contact the Higher Self and the spark of God within the heart, and the role of nature spirits in planetary ecology.

Thanatia The Destiny of the Earth s Mineral Resources

Author: Antonio Valero Capilla
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814602493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources through a novel and rigorous approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics: heat dissipates and materials deteriorate and disperse. Quality is irreversibly lost. This allows for the assessment of such depletion and can be used to estimate the year where production of the main mineral commodities could reach its zenith. By postulating Thanatia, one acquires a sense of destiny and a concern for a unified global management of the planet's abiotic resource endowment. The book covers the core aspects of geology, geochemistry, mining, metallurgy, economics, the environment, thermodynamics and thermochemistry. It is supported by comprehensive databases related to mineral resources, including detailed compositions of the Earth's layers, thermochemical properties of over 300 substances, historical energy and mineral resource inventories, energy consumption and environmental impacts in the mining and metallurgical sector and world recycling rates of commodities. Contents:The Threads: Minerals, Economy and Thermodynamics:The Depletion of Non-Renewable Abiotic ResourcesEconomic versus Thermodynamic AccountingFrom Thermodynamics to Economics and EcologyPhysical Geonomics: A Cradle-Grave-Cradle Approach for Mineral Depletion AssessmentOver the Rainbow: From Nature to Industry:The Geochemistry of the EarthThe Resources of the EarthAn Introduction to Mining and MetallurgyMetallurgy of Key MineralsDown the Rainbow: From Grave to Cradle:Thermodynamics of Mineral ResourcesThanatia and the Crepuscular Earth ModelThe Exergy of the Earth and Its Mineral ResourcesThe Exergy Replacement Costs of Mineral WealthThe Exergy Evolution of Mineral WealthTying the Rainbows: Towards a Rational Management of Resources:Recycling SolutionsThe Challenge of Resource DepletionThe Principles of Resource EfficiencyEpilogue Readership: Thermodynamicists, geologists, economists, policy makers, and mining, environmental and chemical engineers. Keywords:Exergy;Mineral Resources;Depletion;Hubbert Peak;Gibbs Free Energy;Mineralogical Composition of the Earth;ThermodynamicsReviews: "This is an exhaustive treatment of the subject with numerous tables of the baseline date and discussions going from basic thermodynamics to economics and social sciences. It is an essential read for any scientist who is concerned with resource evaluation and how we can best manage these assets and continue to live on an Earth in which we appreciate the service provided by the resource and thus avoid Thanatia in defence of Gaia." John Ludden Executive Director, British Geological Survey “'Thanatia' presents a refreshing way of analysing the run-down of our mineral inheritance … To serious students of the resource problem the numerous tables in 'Thanatia' are useful because they are thought-provoking as much as for the numerical data. 'Thanatia' is a big book, with a wealth of data and background material on the minerals industry, representing many years of intensive investigation and analysis.” Jane H Hodgkinson & Frank D Stacey CSIRO, Australia Authors of The Earth as a Cradle for Life “The unusual title of the book Thanatia (death in Greek) leads its readers to understand what sustainability really means and to quantify the problem of mineral depletion using both disciplines thermodynamics and economics. ” Ph. Vieillard Director of Research C.N.R.S., Poitiers, France