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Download E-books Greek and Roman Necromancy PDF

By Daniel Ogden

In classical antiquity, there has been a lot curiosity in necromancy--the session of the lifeless for divination. humans might search wisdom from the useless by means of slumbering on tombs, traveling oracles, and trying to reanimate corpses and skulls. Ranging over a few of the lands during which Greek and Roman civilizations flourished, together with Egypt, from the Greek archaic interval in the course of the overdue Roman empire, this publication is the 1st entire survey of the topic ever released in any language.

Daniel Ogden surveys the areas, performers, and methods of necromancy in addition to the explanations for turning to it. He investigates the cave-based websites of oracles of the lifeless at Heracleia Pontica and Tainaron, in addition to the oracles on the Acheron and Avernus, which most likely consisted of lakeside precincts. He argues that the Acheron oracle has been lengthy misidentified, and considers intimately the traditions connected to every web site. Readers meet the personnel--real or imagined--of old necromancy: ghosts, zombies, the earliest vampires, evocators, sorcerers, shamans, Persian magi, Chaldaeans, Egyptians, Roman emperors, and witches from Circe to Medea. Ogden explains the applied sciences used to evocate or reanimate the lifeless and to compel them to disgorge their secrets and techniques. He concludes by means of analyzing historical ideals approximately ghosts and their wisdom--beliefs that underpinned and justified the perform of necromancy.

The first of its type and choked with info, this quantity may be of vital significance to these attracted to the quickly increasing, inherently interesting, and intellectually intriguing topics of ghosts and magic in antiquity.

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Download E-books The Outsiders PDF

By S. E. Hinton

A heroic tale of friendship and belonging

No one ever acknowledged lifestyles was once effortless. yet Ponyboy is beautiful yes that he is acquired issues discovered. He is aware that he can expect his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he is familiar with that he can anticipate his friends—true neighbors who may do something for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. And by way of the Socs—a vicious gang of wealthy children who get pleasure from beating up on "greasers" like him and his friends—he is familiar with that he can expect them for difficulty. yet one evening somebody takes issues too some distance, and Ponyboy's global is became upside down...

Written over forty-five years in the past, The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring paintings of fiction. S. E. Hinton's vintage tale of a boy who unearths himself at the outskirts of normal society continues to be as robust at the present time because it was once the day it was once first published.

"The Outsiders remodeled young-adult fiction from a style regularly approximately promenade queens, soccer avid gamers and highschool crushes to at least one that portrayed a darker, more true world." —The New York Times

"Taut with pressure, packed with drama." —The Chicago Tribune

"[A] vintage coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia day-by-day News

"What it truly is prefer to stay lonely and undesirable and cornered via circumstance...There is rawness and violence the following, yet sincere wish, too." —National Observer

A New York bring in Tribune most sensible Teenage Book
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An ALA most sensible ebook for younger Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts kid's booklet Award

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Download E-books Bekifft und abgedreht - Wenn Cannabis zum Problem wird PDF

By Udo Küstner, Gisela Beckmann-Többen

Cannabispräparate sind heute viel konzentrierter und schädlicher als noch vor zwanzig Jahren. Das wird oft unterschätzt, nicht nur von Jugendlichen, auch von Eltern. Denn häufiger Cannabiskonsum hat nachweislich schädliche Folgen: Oft macht er Jugendliche gleichgültig, beeinträchtigt sie in ihrer persönlichen und schulischen Entwicklung und löst im schlimmsten Fall sogar Psychosen aus. Eltern können und sollten hier Einfluss nehmen. Dieser fundierte Ratgeber informiert Eltern sowie Lehrer über die möglichen Wirkungen und Folgen andauernden Cannabiskonsums und zeigt ihnen, wie sie konstruktiv damit umgehen können.

Udo Küstner und Gisela Beckmann-Többen sind Mitarbeiter der Drogenambulanz am Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf. Sie beraten und begleiten Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene mit Drogenmissbrauch sowie deren Familien. Herr Küstner ist Psychologischer Psychotherapeut, arbeitet seit über 15 Jahren im Suchtbereich und hat zusammen mit seinem Chef (Rainer Thomasius) das Buch »Familie und Sucht« bei Schattauer herausgegeben. Frau Beckmann-Többen ist approbierte Kinder-und Jugendlichentherapeutin, sie hat viele Jahre in der Erziehungs- und Lebensberatung gearbeitet, bevor sie an die Drogenambulanz wechselte.

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Download E-books Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition PDF

By Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense advisor to Electronics

Advance your electronics wisdom and achieve the abilities essential to improve and build your individual functioning instruments. Written by means of a couple of skilled engineers and devoted hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth variation, lays out the necessities and offers step by step directions, schematics, and illustrations. detect the way to choose the precise parts, layout and construct circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, paintings with the most recent software program instruments, and attempt and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow publication good points new guide on programmable common sense, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, energy offers, electronic electronics, and more.
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth variation, covers:

  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • Diodes, transistors, and built-in circuits
  • Optoelectronics, sun cells, and phototransistors
  • Sensors, GPS modules, and contact monitors
  • Op amps, regulators, and gear offers
  • Digital electronics, liquid crystal display monitors, and common sense gates
  • Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
  • Combinational and sequential programmable logic
  • DC automobiles, RC servos, and stepper vehicles
  • Microphones, audio amps, and audio system
  • Modular electronics and prototypes

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture) PDF

This publication bargains a finished account of contemporary Spanish tradition from its beginnings within the Revolution of 1868 to the current day. Specially-commissioned essays via prime specialists research the old and political history of recent Spain, the tradition of significant areas together with Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque state, and the country's literature. There are reviews of portray, sculpture, structure, cinema, dance, tune, and the fashionable media. A chronology and courses to additional studying help in making the amount a useful creation to the politics, literature and tradition of recent Spain.

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Download E-books Ufos In Reality: Programmed Aerospace Monitors Of Our Species PDF

By T. R. Dutton

This publication is the intense paintings of a pro aerospace engineer. It stocks profound discoveries made in the course of forty+ years of goal examine, concerning the nature of UFOs, specially people with craft-like features. It covers almost all facets of the phenomenon, together with these tales of shut encounters with alien creatures and of time-loss and claimed abductions through the witnesses. inside of those pages you will find that real sightings and encounters are proven to were in keeping with (now pointed out) ages-old programmes, referencing the sunlight and chosen stars. This predictable method turns out to were organize, aeons in the past, to facilitate long term tracking of our species by means of absolutely computerized craft, a few of which can be working oftentimes, with out occupants, from the outer fringes of our sun approach. The expertise getting used is at present past us - yet why may still we predict it to be differently? it's printed that a number of alien species appear to be co-operating and usually following a similar ideas of engagement with this planet. The flying saucers phenomenon is now proven to be a major topic, requiring the entire consciousness of scientists and, certainly, of each person dwelling on the earth. This ebook demonstrates that we people appear to stay in a much broader truth than we're programmed, clearly, to event from beginning. The vacationing craft appear to function in that wider truth and feature the power to open the minds of chosen contributors, permitting these humans to percentage that improved country of attention with them. Why no longer pass judgement on that for your self once you have thought of the testable proof now being published through this mind-expanding e-book? Herein you will find proof that, in all likelihood, were withheld by means of respectable investigators because the finish of WWII.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Qualitative Research PDF

By Uwe Flick

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within the re-creation of his bestselling publication, Uwe Flick introduces the entire major theoretical techniques to qualitative examine, and gives unequalled insurance of the total diversity of tools now to be had to qualitative researchers. Organised round the strategy of doing qualitative learn, the booklet publications you thru ethics, examine layout, info assortment, and knowledge research.

during this fifth edition, you'll find:

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  • lots of recent sensible examples which enable you perform all facets of a qualitative examine venture
  • new routines that provide the chance to check your realizing of what you’ve learn
  • a fresh better half web site filled with assets for teachers and scholars together with advised solutions to the routines within the publication, complete textual content magazine articles and hyperlinks to extra resources:


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Download E-books Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle PDF

By John Rolfe, Peter Troob

They Hit "The Street." omit what you've learn, disregard what you've heard, omit what you've been taught. Monkey company pulls off Wall Street's suspenders and provides the reader the interior thin on genuine existence at an funding financial institution, the place the promised land is often yet another twenty-hour workday and one other lap dance away. "The Street" Hit again. clean out of Wharton and Harvard enterprise faculties, John Rolfe and Peter Troob ran willingly into the open palms of funding financial institution sizeable Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. they'd signed on as foot squaddies in a white-collar military of overworked and annoyed lemmings furiously attempting to spin straw into gold. They escaped with the remnants in their sanity-and, finally, this publication. Uncensored, unsanitized, and uncut, it captures the chaotic essence of the Wall road carnival and the outlandish personalities that make all of it hum...and it is going to develop into the neatest, such a lot exciting funding you'll make this yr.

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