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The Charing Cross Mystery

Author: J. S. Fletcher
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434491390
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Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and crime fiction writer. This novel was originally published in 1922 as "Black Money."

The Willpower Instinct

Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101553731
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Situation Ethics

Author: Joseph F. Fletcher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664257613
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This is a new edition of Joseph Fletcher's 1966 work that ignited a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication. It was hailed by many as a much-needed reformation of morality--and as an invitation to anarchy by others.

Studies On Chinese And Islamic Inner Asia

Author: Joseph Fletcher
Publisher: Variorum Publishing
ISBN: 9780860784692
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This volume brings together the most important articles of the late Joseph F. Fletcher, summarizing his research on the relation of China to its neighbours; the history of nomad society, and the interconnections among the great empires of the early modern age.

Mister X

Author: Dean Motter
Publisher: ipicturebooks
ISBN: 9781596878327
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Here is volume two in the definitive three-volume graphic novel collection of the acclaimed cult classic and 2005 Eisner Award nominated series. Radiant City was built to be the dream city, a vast and beautiful metropolis, designed to fulfill the grandest aesthetic and architectural ideals. It now smolders in dilapidation, its citizens afflicted with all forms of madness, bizarre addictions and a surfeit of perversions. Stranded in the city is the mysterious Mister X. His past shrouded in mystery, he struggles to unlock the city's secrets even as he labors to protect his own.

Scribes Script And Books

Author: Leila Avrin
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910386
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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

Latin Palaeography

Author: Bernhard Bischoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367264
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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.

The Cambridge History Of Early Christian Literature

Author: Frances Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521460835
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The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c.100–c.400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.

Space Between Words

Author: Paul Saenger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804740166
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Silent reading is now universally accepted as normal; indeed reading aloud to oneself may be interpreted as showing a lack of ability or understanding. Yet reading aloud was usual, indeed unavoidable, throughout antiquity and most of the middle ages. Saenger investigates the origins of the gradual separation of words within a continuous written text and the consequent development of silent reading. He then explores the spread of these practices throughout western Europe, and the eventual domination of silent reading in the late medieval period. A detailed work with substantial notes and appendices for reference.

The Printing Press As An Agent Of Change

Author: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521299558
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Originally published in two volumes in 1980, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change is now issued in a paperback edition containing both volumes. The work is a full-scale historical treatment of the advent of printing and its importance as an agent of change. Professor Eisenstein begins by examining the general implications of the shift from script to print, and goes on to examine its part in three of the major movements of early modern times - the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.