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Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary

Malaspina arrived in Spain with a scientific background and an ardent interest in the philosophy of the Enlightenment. A skilled navigator, the Pacific voyage on which he sailed in 1789 was the last and most important of his career - a five-year scientific and political examination of the Spanish colonies in the Americas and the Philippines. He appraised the British colony at Sydney Cove and Tonga, allowing him to compare life at a p...

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Handbook of British Romanticism

The Handbook of British Romanticism is a state of the art investigation of Romantic literature and theory, a field that probably changed more quickly and more fundamentally than any other traditional era in literary studies. Since the early 1980s, Romantic studies has widened its scope significantly: The canon has been expanded, hitherto ignored genres have been investigated and new topics of research explored. After these profound c...

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Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

Contents Summary 1 Introduction 2 Patterns of Tobacco Use by Adolescents and Young Adults 3 The Developmental and Environmental Context of Adolescent and Young Adult Tobacco Use 4 The Effects of Tobacco Use on Health 5 Restrictions on Youth Access to Tobacco Products 6 Evidence on the Effects of Youth Access Restrictions 7 The Effect on Tobacco Use of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products 8 Health Benefits of Ra...

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Principles and Themes in Yoga Therapy

Yoga has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture, with varied interpretations of how it should be taught and practiced, and increased awareness of its beneficial effects as a healing modality. As a result, yoga therapy has emerged as an effective alternative approach to health and wellness. Explaining the principles and underpinning ideas presented by the yoga therapy movement, James Foulkes identifies the methods leading t...

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Female Football Players and Fans(Football Research in an Enlarged Europe)

This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of women’s football and female fans. It gives an in-depth analysis of the development of the women’s game in different European countries and examines the experiences of female fans. An overview about women’s football in Europe shows the rise and development of the game and the increasing inclusion of girls and women in football and fan...

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A Shamanic Pneumatology in a Mystical Age of Sacred Sustainability

This book represents a germinal effort that urges all religious and world leaders to savor the mystical spirituality, especially the cosmology and spirituality of sacred sustainability of the indigenous peoples. The power of indigenous spirit world is harnessed for the common good of the indigenous communities and the regenerative power of mother earth. This everyday mysticism of the world as spirited and sacred serves to re-enchant ...

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Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas: Volume 1

Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Viking Language Series) (1st Edition) ISBN-10: 1480216445 ISBN-13: 9781480216440 by Jesse L. Byock (Author) Product details Series: Viking Language Series Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Jules William Press; 1st edition (March 18, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1480216445 ISBN-13: 9781480216440 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches

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Comfort Measures Only

In Comfort Measures Only, Rafael Campo bears witness to the unspeakable beauty bound up with human suffering. Gathered from his over twenty-year career as a poet-physician, these eighty-nine poems—thirty-one of which have never been previously published in a collection—pull back the curtain in the ER, laying bare our pain and joining us all in spellbinding moments of pathos. The poet, who is also truly a healer, revives language itse...

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Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

The suburban dream of a single-family house with a white picket fence no longer describes how most North Americans want to live. The dynamics that powered sprawl have all but disappeared. Instead, new forces are transforming real estate markets, reinforced by new ideas of what constitutes healthy and environmentally responsible living. Investment has flooded back to cities because dense, walkable, mixed-use urban environments offer c...

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Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex, for example: 3D digital construction and documentation programming, 3D imaging data (including laser scanning and photogrammetry), multispectral and thermographic imaging, geophysical data, etc. This book will present the latest n...