Bestselling Books

The Mind of Egypt – History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs

The Mind of Egypt – History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs

"The Mind of Egypt" presents an account of the mainsprings of Egyptian civilization - the ideals, values, mentalities, belief systems and aspirations that shaped the first territorial state in human history. Drawing on a range of literary, iconographic and archaeological sources, Jan Assmann reconstructs a world of unparalleled complexity, a culture that, long before others, possessed an extraordinary degree of awareness and self-reflection.

The Face of War: Writings from the Frontline,1937-1985

The Face of War: Writings from the Frontline,1937-1985

James Cameron admired Martha Gellhorn above all other war-reporters 'because she combined a cold eye with a warm heart'. The Chicago Times described her writing as 'wide ranging and provocative, a blend of cool lyricism and fiery emotion, alternately prickly and welcoming, funny and stern'. But make your own judgements, and in the process find yourself plunged straight back into Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, feel the frozen ground of the Finno Russian war, the continent-wide Japanese invasion of China, the massacres in Java, the murderously naive intervention in Vietnam and the USA's dirty little wars in Central America. You will also experience the process of the Second World War by the seat of your pants. It is a tough way to learn history, but also one created in bite-sized chunks, that inspire just as often as they shock.

HVAC Inspection Notes: Up to Code

HVAC Inspection Notes: Up to Code

Up to Code: HVAC Inspection Notes is an on-the-job “cliff notes” resource, packed with information that will save time and money while ensuring quality. To-do checklists, charts and tables with at-a-glance calculations, who’s-responsible-for-what info, and diagrams that clearly illustrate complicated information make it fast and easy for busy building professionals to do their jobs thoroughly and efficiently, and avoid costly mistakes. The books help building pros establish and meet inspection guidelines, and provide clients with schedules and specifications. Each of the Up to Code: Inspection Notes is focused on the IBC (International Building Code), the most widely adopted building code in North America. HVAC will also focus on information from the SMACNA Duct Manual. Each guide covers: Responsibility; Authority; Quality Control and Assurance; Plans and Specifications; Shop Drawings; Inspectors Daily Report; Pre-Construction Meeting; Equipment Proposal; Claims; Progress Schedules; Labor Enforcement; Storage of Materials; Contractor’s Payment; Rights-of-Way; Record Drawings; Project Turnover; Inspection Files; Recommended Equipment; Inspection; Safety.

WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care: A guide to mental and neurological ill health in adults, adolescents and children, 2nd Edition

WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care: A guide to mental and neurological ill health in adults, adolescents and children, 2nd Edition

The second edition of the WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care has been prepared in the light of the experience of primary-care clinicians and takes account of their specific needs. Concise, user-friendly and orientated towards management, this book contains essential information for GPs and other healthcare workers on how to help patients of all ages who are suffering from mental and neurological ill health.

The book gives helpful guidance on diagnosis and on treatment strategies for primary care clinicians. It also provides guidance on what to say to patients and their families and how to give them support and advice. It provides materials to support clinicians in working collaboratively with patients and encouraging their active participation in treatment. A set of patient information leaflets is provided on CD-Rom. These can be printed out and given to patients. A set of summary cards is provided: they are designed to be used interactively by the clinician in order to facilitate discussion with the patient during the consultation. Suggested template charts of information about local resources for people suffering mental and neurological ill health are also provided.

The text of the book is available in searchable HTML format on the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health website: www.mentalneurologicalprimarycare.org

The evidence base for the recommendations on treatments is set out: but the guidance contains much more than the outcomes of trials of the efficacy of particular treatments. It represents also the clinical wisdom of a very large group of experts whose collective experience of mental and neurological health in primary care is enormous.

Although designed primary with primary care clinicians in mind, the book will be useful to others who work with primary care in the fields of mental health and neurological health - including community health workers, voluntary organizations and primary care patients.

The guidance in this book is compatible with ICD-10 and with the Clinical Terms (Read Codes), which are used by GPs. As such, it provides a common language to help all those working in mental and neurological healthcare - primary and secondary care clinicians, patients, families and community groups - to communicate with each other.

The volume is a highly practical, simple to use tool that can help make neurological and mental health care a more integral part of primary healthcare practice.

Mayamatam - Vol. 1&2: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts)

Mayamatam - Vol. 1&2: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts)

The Mayamata is a Vastusastra, i.e. a treatise on dwelling and as such it deals with all the facets of God's and men's dwellings, from the choice of the site to the iconography of the temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of the temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, right dimensions and of appropriate materials. It intends to be a manual for the architect and a guidebook for the layman. Well-thought-of by traditional architects (sthapati-s) of South India, the treatise is of great interest at a time when technical traditions, in all fields, are being scrutinized for their possible modern application. The present bilingual edition prepared by Dr. Bruno Dagens, contains critically edited Sanskrit text which is an improvement over the earlier edition by the same scholar and published as No.40 of Publications de I'Institut Francaisd' Indologie, Pondicherry. The English translation, also published earlier, has now been revised with copious notes. The usefulness of the edition has been further enhanced by adding an analytical table of contents and a comprehensive glossary. In the series of Kalamulasastra early texts on music, namely, Matralaksanam, Dattilam and Brhaddest, have been published. The medieval texts on music, specially, the Sribastamuktavali (No.3 in the series) and the Nartananirnaya (No.17 in the series), bring us upto the 15th and 16th century. In the case of architecture, despite the IGNCA's endeavour to publish portions of the Brhatsamhita, the Agnipurana and the Visnudharmottara-Purana, first this has not been possible. Instead, our scholars were able to complete work first on a late but important text, namely, Silparatnakosa.

The Secret Language Of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet

The Secret Language Of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet

In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology.Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum?red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet?presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail.Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. Whether? you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 - The Missing FAQ - Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 - The Missing FAQ - Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users

Bonus! Register your paperback book with the author (details inside the book) to get complimentary Premium Membership to the Lightroom Queen website. This gives you access to all the eBook formats of this book at no extra cost and email support from Victoria herself.

Adobe Lightroom CC/6 The Missing FAQ is primarily designed as a conversational FAQ-style reference book, giving you the detailed information you need to make informed choices, whether you've been using Lightroom for a few months or a few years. No more pressing buttons without understanding the repercussions!

Unlike most other Lightroom books, this isn't just the theory of how Lightroom's supposed to work, but also the workarounds and solutions for the times when it doesn't behave the way you'd expect.

For less experienced users, the Fast Track weaves its way through the book, with short tutorials that guide you through a simple workflow, allowing you to gain confidence before diving into the more advanced questions. To get a taste of Victoria's writing style, download the free Quick Start eBook from the Lightroom Queen website.

For many years, the Adobe Lightroom - The Missing FAQ books have been among the most popular Lightroom books available. The LR CC/6 version is a major rewrite that's taken 2 years to complete, and it's the best yet. The information is now easier for less experienced users to understand, and easier to find using the comprehensive new index. If you've read previous versions, don't worry, all of the advanced information is still there and has been expanded too. The paperback's even more readable having been produced in color print for the first time."

The DSLR Field Guide: The essential guide to getting the most from your camera (The Field Guide Series)

The DSLR Field Guide: The essential guide to getting the most from your camera (The Field Guide Series)

Today's DSLRs have manuals running to hundreds of pages, but they neglect one crucial fact: great photographers do not just simply know how to navigate menus, they also understand how their camera works and how to get the best possible pictures from it.

The DSLR Field Guide shares Michael Freeman's decades of professional photography experience with digital technology--from the anatomy of a DSLR, though to making the most of the camera's many settings so you can operate it with speed and accuracy, confident that you will be achieving the best possible result.

Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.

Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience

Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience

Thoroughly revised and updated the third edition of this text builds on the strengths of the previous edition. Focusing on every major topic of psychobiology, this edition now has a greater emphasis on research methods. The full colour art programme has also been enhanced. Included with every copy of the book is a student CD-ROM which is closely integrated with the text. New features include: a new "Fact or Fiction?" section in Chapter 1 spotlights some popular beliefs about biological psychology, each linked by page reference to in-depth discussions in subsequent chapters; research methods are given greater emphasis and are described in greater detail; discussions of clinical disorders are delineated more clearly in the text; the full-colour art programme has been further refined; more than 300 new references, all cited in the text, have been added; new research helps to round out or give new perspectives on major topics; and some older material has been condensed or deleted, keeping the text at its previous length.