When Women Ruled the World

When Women Ruled the World
Author: Kara Cooney
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1426219784
ISBN 13: 9781426219788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Women Ruled the World Book Review:

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today. Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example? Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages, and why we should care.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 1426318618
ISBN 13: 9781426318610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Book Review:

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead
Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 377
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105046855867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Dead Book Review:

The Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid Texts
Author: Samuel Alfred Browne Mercer
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1952
ISBN 10: 1613101910
ISBN 13: 9781613101919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pyramid Texts Book Review:

The Egyptian pyramid texts, which are the basis of this work, were collected and inscribed on the walls of five royal pyramids at Sakkareh between the years 2350 and 2175 B.C. The present work is the first English translation with commentary.

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead
Author: Foy Scalf
Publsiher: Oriental Institute Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 9781614910381
ISBN 13: 1614910383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of the Dead Book Review:

Discover how the ancient Egyptians controlled their immortal destiny! This book, edited by Foy Scalf, explores what the Book of the Dead was believed to do, how it worked, how it was made, and what happened to it.

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection
Author: Emanuel Tov,Kipp Davis,Robert Duke
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 9004322868
ISBN 13: 9789004322868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection Book Review:

Under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, teams of scholar-mentors and students working collaboratively present the thirteen fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls in this volume. The fragments are part of the Museum of the Bible Collection in Oklahoma City.

Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations

Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations
Author: Mary Elizabeth Stonaker
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN 10: 1437900631
ISBN 13: 9781437900637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations Book Review:

This manual will ensure that the management of massive fatalities forms part of disaster preparedness and response plans, and that it is a fundamental aspect of humanitarian assistance to survivors and rehabilitation and reconstruction programs. The manual provides the technical information that will support the correct approach to handling dead bodies. Contents: Preparedness for mass deaths; Medicolegal work in major disasters; Health considerations in cases of mass fatalities; Sociocultural aspects; Psychological aspects; Legal aspects; Cases studies; Final recommendations; Myths and realities of management of dead bodies in disasters; and Glossary. Illustrations.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2012-09
ISBN 10: 0143122010
ISBN 13: 9780143122012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Better Angels of Our Nature Book Review:

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Author: Zahi A. Hawass
Publsiher: National Geographic Society
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105210558800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Book Review:

A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9241563362
ISBN 13: 9789241563369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurological Disorders Book Review:

Although there are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders, we know enough to be able to shape effective policy responses to some of the most common. This book describes and discusses the increasing public health impact of common neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuroinfections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may reduce their occurrence and consequences, and offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders. The clear message that emerges is that unless immediate action is taken globally, the neurological burden is likely to become an increasingly serious and unmanageable.

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation
Author: H.R. Pruppacher,J.D. Klett
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2010-06-25
ISBN 10: 0306481006
ISBN 13: 9780306481000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation Book Review:

Cloud physics has achieved such a voluminous literature over the past few decades that a significant quantitative study of the entire field would prove unwieldy. This book concentrates on one major aspect: cloud microphysics, which involves the processes that lead to the formation of individual cloud and precipitation particles. Common practice has shown that one may distinguish among the following addi tional major aspects: cloud dynamics, which is concerned with the physics respon sible for the macroscopic features of clouds; cloud electricity, which deals with the electrical structure of clouds and the electrification processes of cloud and precipi tation particles; and cloud optics and radar meteorology, which describe the effects of electromagnetic waves interacting with clouds and precipitation. Another field intimately related to cloud physics is atmospheric chemistry, which involves the chemical composition ofthe atmosphere and the life cycle and characteristics of its gaseous and particulate constituents. In view of the natural interdependence of the various aspects of cloud physics, the subject of microphysics cannot be discussed very meaningfully out of context. Therefore, we have found it necessary to touch briefly upon a few simple and basic concepts of cloud dynamics and thermodynamics, and to provide an account of the major characteristics of atmospheric aerosol particles. We have also included a separate chapter on some of the effects of electric fields and charges on the precipitation-forming processes.

Causation and Counterfactuals

Causation and Counterfactuals
Author: John David Collins,Edward Jonathan Hall,Laurie Ann Paul,Ned Hall
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780262532563
ISBN 13: 0262532565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Causation and Counterfactuals Book Review:

A collection of important recent work on thecounterfactual analysis of causation.

Principles of Copyright Law - Cases and Materials

Principles of Copyright Law - Cases and Materials
Author: D. Vaver,Pierre Sirinelli
Publsiher: WIPO
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9280510134
ISBN 13: 9789280510133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Copyright Law - Cases and Materials Book Review:

This publication aims to provide a valuable and practical tool for those countries where court decisions in the copyright domain are scarce or non-existent - either because copyright law is a fairly new phenomenon or because legislation has not been extensively applied. To that effect,this publication examines a carefully selected number of court decisions illustrating general principles of copyright law, drawn from common law, civil law and the legislative systems of Arab countries. As the basic principles illustrated here are to a large extent commonly shared, many of the cases presented have a wider relevance, going beyond the confines of the legal system of which they form a part. L'objet du présent recueil est d'offrir un outil précieux et commode aux pays dont la jurisprudence en matière de droit d'auteur est restreinte ou inexistante, soit parce que le droit d'auteur est une réalité relativement nouvelle pour eux, soit parce que la législation en vigueur dans ce domaine n'a pas été largement appliquée. À cette fin, le présent ouvrage expose un certain nombre de décisions de justice, soigneusement sélectionnées, qui illustrent les principes généraux du droit d'auteur et qui émanent de la common law, du droit civil et des systèmes législatifs des pays arabes. Compte tenu de la valeur quasi universelle de ces principes fondamentaux, la pertinence des cas présentés va bien souvent au-delà des limites du système juridique dont ils relèvent.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1862
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015065580683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Book Review:

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)
Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN 10: 0393342158
ISBN 13: 9780393342154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition) Book Review:

Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.

Livestock's Long Shadow

Livestock's Long Shadow
Author: Henning Steinfeld,Pierre Gerber,T. D. Wassenaar,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Vincent Castel,Mauricio Rosales,Mauricio Rosales M.,Cees de Haan
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789251055717
ISBN 13: 9251055718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livestock's Long Shadow Book Review:

"The assessment builds on the work of the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative"--Pref.

The Canaanites

The Canaanites
Author: Mary Ellen Buck
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 1532618042
ISBN 13: 9781532618048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canaanites Book Review:

The term Canaanite will be familiar to anyone who has even the most casual familiarity with the Bible. Outside of the terminology for Israel itself, the Canaanites are the most common ethnic group found in the Bible. They are positioned as the foil of the nation of Israel, and the land of Canaan is depicted as the promised allotment of Abraham and his descendants. The terms Canaan and Canaanites are even evoked in modern political discourse, indicating that their importance extends into the present. With such prominent positioning, it is important to gain a more complete and historically accurate perspective of the Canaanites, their land, history, and rich cultural heritage. So, who were the Canaanites? Where did they live, what did they believe, what do we know about their culture and history, and why do they feature so prominently in the biblical narratives? In this volume, Mary Buck uses original textual and archaeological evidence to answer to these questions. The book follows the history of the Canaanites from their humble origins in the third millennium BCE to the rise of their massive fortified city-states of the Bronze Age, through until their disappearance from the pages of history in the Roman period, only to find their legacy in the politics of the modern Middle East.

Collapse

Collapse
Author: Jared Diamond
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 0141976969
ISBN 13: 9780141976969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collapse Book Review:

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon
Author: Covenant,Covenant Communications, Incorporated
Publsiher: Covenant Communications
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2003-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781591562849
ISBN 13: 1591562848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Mormon Book Review:

Bonded-leather with over 70 breathtaking images and gift box 50% discount.

Soil pollution: a hidden reality

Soil pollution: a hidden reality
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 9251305056
ISBN 13: 9789251305058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil pollution: a hidden reality Book Review:

This document presents key messages and the state-of-the-art of soil pollution, its implications on food safety and human health. It aims to set the basis for further discussion during the forthcoming Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18), to be held at FAO HQ from May 2nd to 4th 2018. The publication has been reviewed by the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soil (ITPS) and contributing authors. It addresses scientific evidences on soil pollution and highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally in order to achieve food safety and sustainable development. This is linked to FAO’s strategic objectives, especially SO1, SO2, SO4 and SO5 because of the crucial role of soils to ensure effective nutrient cycling to produce nutritious and safe food, reduce atmospheric CO2 and N2O concentrations and thus mitigate climate change, develop sustainable soil management practices that enhance agricultural resilience to extreme climate events by reducing soil degradation processes. This document will be a reference material for those interested in learning more about sources and effects of soil pollution.