Category Archives: Nonfiction

Housing in Postwar Japan - A Social History

Radical adjustments within the layout of housing in post-war Japan had various results at the eastern humans. Public coverage towards housing provision and the results of escalating land costs in Tokyo and some different very huge towns within the kingdom from the mid- to past due Seventies onward are tested, however it is dwellings themselves and the gradual yet regular shift from a floor-sitting to a chair-sitting housing tradition in city and suburban elements of the rustic that determine so much prominently within the dialogue.
Central to the ebook is the author's translation of an account written via Kyoko Sasaki, an observant spouse and mom, in regards to the housing she and her turning out to be family members skilled throughout the Nineteen Sixties, and next chapters discover many of the concerns that move from her account. leader between those are the small dimension and usually terrible caliber of the private-sector housing that jap of particularly traditional skill may have the funds for to occupy within the early postwar years, the hot layout projects undertaken at approximately that point via public-sector housing companies and the diffusion of not less than a few of their tasks to the housing zone as a complete, and the alterations that the occupants of housing needed to, or selected to, make because the dwellings to be had to them as renters or as proprietors replaced in personality. awareness can also be paid to the structural specifications of dwellings and attitudes towards dwellings of various varieties in a rustic at risk of earthquakes.

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Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series

By P. C. Cast, Jordan Dane, Amy H. Sturgis, John Edgar Browning, Yasmine Galenorn

The residence of evening isn't any traditional school—and not only simply because it truly is for vampyres. it is a position the place magic, faith, folklore, and mythology from a number of traditions merry meet and meld to create whatever excellent and new.

In Nyx in the home of Night—a 2-color illustrated better half to the home of evening series—some of your favourite YA authors, plus a couple of specialists, assist you navigate the affects at the back of the home of evening sequence in a consultant that may get even Damien's seal of approval.

Travel with %. solid as she will get her first tattoo in eire, climbs the ruins of Sgiach's citadel, and discovers the lore that ended in the Isle of Skye vampyres. learn Kristin Cast's security of girls in background and mythology who, like Zoey, have made a tradition of juggling a number of males. sit down in on a vampyre lecture via Bryan Lankford, the real-life foundation for condominium of evening teacher Dragon Lankford, at the parallels among Wiccan and vampyre circle rituals. travel Tulsa's condo of evening landmarks with neighborhood Amy H. Sturgis.

Plus:

•Karen Mahoney on Nyx and different goddesses of the night
•John Edgar Browning on vampires in folklore, fiction, and reality
•Jana Oliver on tattoos and different Marks
•Ellen Steiber on tom cat familiars
•Yasmine Galenorn on priestesses and goddess worship
•Jordon Dane on Zoey's Cherokee heritage
•Jeri Smith-Ready at the Raven Mockers and Kalona's under heavenly inspiration
•Christine Zika at the connection among Nyx and the Virgin Mary
•Triniy Faegen at the Greek model of the Otherworld

Nyx in the home of Night additionally comprises an appendix of personality names that unearths the parable at the back of Zoey's final identify, which condo of evening cats have ties to Camelot, Egypt, and Middle-earth, and more!

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Journeyman: Eric Clapton -- A Photographic Narrative (Calla Editions)

"Perhaps the vital Eric Clapton scrapbook of remembrances with cool photographs to mark every one venue. I enjoyed the addition of play or set lists and visitor appearances. notable publication for fanatics of Eric." — Ausable River Arts
For over 5 many years, Eric Clapton has ranked between rock's preferable guitarists — and because the early Eighties, famed tune photographer Gene Shaw has been shooting nice moments from Slowhand's electrifying occupation. greater than one hundred fifty of Shaw's infrequent colour and black-and-white photos supply a front-row fan's point of view on many mythical musical occasions. Highlights comprise Clapton's functionality on the 1983 palms profit; the 1992 express with Elton John at Shea Stadium; the 2005 Cream reunions on the Royal Albert corridor and Madison sq. backyard; numerous appearances on the Rock and Roll corridor of repute induction ceremonies; and the present Crossroads Guitar Festivals.
The majority of the pictures have by no means been released earlier than and trap infrequent and intimate moments among Eric and his fellow musicians now not obvious wherever else. those artists comprise a number of the largest names within the enterprise, so there also are specific pictures of Jeff Beck, Jimmy web page, Joe Cocker, Keith Richards, Albert Collins, Bob Dylan, and different superstars.
Shaw offers a remark on each one exhibit, recapturing the emotionally charged moods of venues starting from small golf equipment and theaters to colossal stadiums and arenas. Notes at the performances contain a partial band lineup and entire set checklist. This particular retrospective contains an advent through Rolling Stone author Anthony DeCurtis and a Foreword by way of John "Crash" Matos, artist and dressmaker of a few of Clapton's signature guitars.

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The Core iOS Developer's Cookbook (5th Edition) (Developer's Library)

By Erica Sadun

The top position to begin iOS software development

The center iOS Developer’s Cookbook presents ready-to-use code recommendations for universal iOS demanding situations, delivering recipes that assist you grasp the middle expertise on the middle of iOS. well known iOS programming specialist Erica Sadun and most sensible iOS developer wealthy Wardwell hide the themes you must create winning cellular functions that take complete benefit of iOS photographs, touches, and views.

As in all of Sadun’s iOS bestsellers, The center iOS Developer’s Cookbook interprets glossy most sensible practices into operating code, distilling key recommendations into concise recipes you could simply comprehend and practice on your personal initiatives. This isn’t simply cut-and-paste; utilizing examples, Sadun and Wardwell absolutely clarify either the “how” and “why” that underscore powerful and profitable iOS development.

Coverage includes

  • developing direct touch-based interfaces with multi-touch, gestures, and customized gesture recognizers
  • construction and customizing controls in strong methods
  • including novel movement results
  • Alerting clients through pop-ups, growth bars, neighborhood notifications, popovers, audio cues, and extra
  • utilizing Xcode modules to simply combine process frameworks and headers
  • Assembling perspectives and animation, organizing view hierarchies, and knowing how perspectives interact
  • aiding a number of monitor geometries with the leap forward automobile format constraints process
  • Controlling keyboards, making onscreen components “text aware,” and successfully scanning and formatting textual content
  • Organizing consumer workspaces with view controllers
  • dealing with images, movies, e-mail, and textual content messages
  • Leveraging improved iOS help for social media actions, together with Flickr and Vimeo
  • enforcing VoiceOver accessibility, together with text-to-speech
  • Getting began with center Data-managed facts shops
  • Leveraging robust networking and net prone aid
  • utilizing APIs to augment the consumer adventure

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Utvecklingspsykologi

By Philip Hwang, Björn Nilsson

I denna introduktionsbok i utvecklingspsykologi beskrivs barns och ungdomars, liksom den vuxna människans, utveckling på ett lättfattligt och instruktivt sätt. Boken tar upp aktuella forskningsrön samt viktiga och ibland kontroversiella frågeställningar. På det utvecklingspsykologiska området har new york kunskap växt fram lower than senare år och tidigare rön måste fortlöpande revideras.

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Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept

The twenty-first century has noticeable an elevated wisdom of the kinds of environmental destruction that can't instantly be visible, localised or, through a few, even acknowledged.

Ecocriticism at the Edge explores the potential for a brand new mode of severe perform, one totally engaged with the harmful strength of the planetary environmental hindrance. Timothy Clark argues that, in literary and cultural feedback, the “Anthropocene”, which names the epoch within which human affects at the planet's ecological structures achieve a deadly restrict, additionally represents a threshold at which modes of interpretation that after appeared adequate or innovative turn into, during this new counterintuitive context, insufficient or maybe latently harmful. The e-book comprises analyses of literary works, together with texts by way of Paule Marshall, Gary Snyder, Ben Okri, Henry Lawson, Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver.

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Trading Options to Win: Profitable Strategies and Tactics for Any Trader

By Stuart Johnston

A clean funding method of an ever-changing market
In this precise and interesting treatise at the artwork and technological know-how of hypothesis, professional S. A. Johnston combines the ecocnomic parts of banking, bookmaking, and gambling-three alternative routes of constructing funds with money-with buying and selling, to supply readers with a clean new method of buying and selling the marketplace. Written via a dealer for a dealer, Trading suggestions to Win offers readers a framework for utilizing logical research to discover ecocnomic possibilities that they'd in a different way pass over. Johnston develops a speculative process that investors can use to continuously locate and deal with ecocnomic trades. He then backs his speak up through detailing 3 months worthy of trades utilizing his winning procedure. For traders seeking to flow past the geographical regions of technical and basic research, buying and selling techniques would be the consultant of choice.
S. A. Johnston is a platforms analyst and clothier by way of career. His corporation, software program platforms, makes a speciality of stock optimization and keep an eye on structures for company. below the tutelage of Fredric B. Fitch and Richmond Thomason, he turned the 1st graduate of Yale to obtain a BA in common sense.

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Soviet Chess 1917-1991

By Andrew Soltis

Historic booklet of the Year--United States Chess Federation this massive and luxurious murals is either an interpretive historical past of Soviet chess from the Bolshevik Revolution to the cave in of the U.S.S.R. in 1991 and a list of the main fascinating video games performed. The textual content strains the outstanding progress of chess from the progressive days to the devastations of worldwide battle II, after which from the Golden Age of Soviet-dominated chess within the Nineteen Fifties to the problem of Bobby Fischer and the hunt to discover his Soviet fit. integrated are 249 video games, every one with a diagram; such a lot are annotated and plenty of have by no means sooner than been released open air the Soviet Union. The textual content is augmented by means of pictures and comprises sixty three event and fit scoretables. additionally integrated are a bibliography, an appendix of files accomplished in Soviet nationwide championships, indexes of openings, and an index of gamers and competitors.

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