Panati s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Panati s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Author: Charles Panati
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 0785834370
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panati s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things Book Excerpt:

Relates facts and information about a host of ordinary things ranging from safety pins to negligees.

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Author: Charles Panati
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780060960933
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things Book Excerpt:

Relates facts and information about a host of ordinary things ranging from safety pins to negligees

Sacred Origins of Profound Things

Sacred Origins of Profound Things
Author: Charles Panati
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1996-12-01
ISBN: 1101656077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Origins of Profound Things Book Excerpt:

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many revelations include: * Why the Star of David became the Jewish counterpart of the Christian cross * What mortal remains of the Buddha are venerated today * How the diamond engagement ring became a standard * That the first pope was a happily married man * How Hindu thinkers arrived at their concept of reincarnation * Why Jews don't eat pork, why some Muslims don't eat certain vegetables, and how some Christians came to observe meatless Fridays Sacred Origins of Profound Things is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the history of religion and the history of ideas--and an inspiring guide to those seeking to understand their faith.

How Things Are Made

How Things Are Made
Author: Andrew Terranova
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN: 0316439266
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Things Are Made Book Excerpt:

For anyone curious about the nuts and bolts of human ingenuity, How Things Are Made is a fascinating exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items. What are bulletproof vests made of? How do manufacturers get lipstick into the tube? How many layers are there in an iPhone screen? The answers to these questions and so much more fascinating information can be found in How Things Are Made, a behind-the-scenes look at the production everyday objects of all kinds, from guitars, sunscreen, and seismographs to running shoes, jet engines, and chocolate. Thoroughly revised and redesigned from the best-selling 1995 edition, How Things Are Made also contains three new entries by author Andrew Terranova. However, each page still contains informative step-by-step text along with detailed but easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars to tell the stories behind the things we sometimes take for granted. For example, did you know that Edison didn't really invent the light bulb? Or that the first bar code was on a pack of Wrigley's Spearmint gum? Or that a maple seed inspired the design for the helicopter? Discover these fascinating anecdotes and much more in How Things Are Made.

Technology Review

Technology Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 714
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Pop Popular Culture Decade by Decade 4 volumes

American Pop  Popular Culture Decade by Decade  4 volumes
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1712
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN: 0313364117
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Pop Popular Culture Decade by Decade 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.

Words

Words
Author: Dale D. Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 0429982607
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words Book Excerpt:

Written by respected authorities in the fields of education and literacy studies, Words: The Foundation of Literacy is a groundbreaking book for teachers, administrators, and education students. Dale and Bonnie Johnson present a fresh, inspiring reminder of why studying language (from word origins to word structure) is such a vital first step in the development of students' vocabulary, literacy, writing skills, and overall ability to learn. At a time when high-stakes testing has squeezed substance from many curricula, Johnson and Johnson provide ways to enhance students' understanding, interest, and appreciation of language and all its subtleties. Words explores how meaning in language is created by the use and interrelationships of words, phrases, and sentences, their denotations, connotations, implications, and ambiguities. From birth, most children exhibit a natural interest in language: its sounds, nuances, and unpredictable qualities. It is important to sustain, stimulate, and recapture that natural interest in the classroom, and Words provides a multitude of creative and practical techniques for doing so.

Loyalty Myths

Loyalty Myths
Author: Timothy L. Keiningham,Terry G. Vavra,Lerzan Aksoy,Henri Wallard
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-10-10
ISBN: 0471746835
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loyalty Myths Book Excerpt:

In Loyalty Myths, the authors have assembled53 of the most common beliefs about customer loyalty – all ofthem wrong or misconceived! Each of the beliefs in this book isdebunked with real-world examples. While other books speak inplatitudes; this book is the only one to validate each propositionwith real data. Granted unprecedented access to customer records from a varietyof multi-national corporations. Through these records, IpsosLoyalty was able to precisely track the impact of thiscustomer-centric construct on actual purchasing behavior. Theauthors’ findings and conclusions will stun business leadersaround the world. The lessons learned from these provide a trueguide for the proper use of customer loyalty.

Advertising to the American Woman 1900 1999

Advertising to the American Woman  1900 1999
Author: Daniel Delis Hill
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780814208908
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advertising to the American Woman 1900 1999 Book Excerpt:

The author focuses on the marketing perspective of the topic and illustrates how women's roles in society have shifted during the past century. Among the key issues explored is a peculiar dichotomy of American advertising that served as a conservative reflection of society and, at the same time, became an underlying force of progressive social change. The study shows how advertisers of housekeeping products perpetuated the Happy Homemaker stereytype while tobacco and cosmetics marketers dismantled women's stereotypes to create an entirely new type of consumer.

Wild Women in the Kitchen

Wild Women in the Kitchen
Author: Nicole Alper
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9781573240307
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Women in the Kitchen Book Excerpt:

Combines recipes with profiles of famous women and the dishes that they inspired the authors to create

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History 2 volumes

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History  2 volumes
Author: Nancy Hendricks
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN: 1440851832
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade

Sundae Best

Sundae Best
Author: Anne Cooper Funderburg
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780879728540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sundae Best Book Excerpt:

This book is the first comprehensive, documented history of this popular institution, which millions of Americans fondly remember. For 150 years, the soda fountain was a community social center. In big cities, the neighborhood fountain had a clubby atmosphere because it drew its clientele from nearby businesses and apartment buildings. In small towns, soda fountains were very democratic because they attracted all ages and all classes of people. In both cities and small towns, soda fountains were part of the social infrastructure that held the neighborhood together. The evolution of the soda fountain reflected momentous developments in American history: urbanization, the temperance movement and Prohibition, the Great Depression, technological progress, the decline of Main Street and Center City, the Car Culture, and the growth of suburbia. The fountain's evolution was also closely tied to trends in retailing, food service, lifestyles, and the decorative arts.

The 1930s

The 1930s
Author: William H. Young Jr.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-10-30
ISBN: 0313077479
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1930s Book Excerpt:

Most historical studies bury us in wars and politics, paying scant attention to the everyday effects of pop culture. Welcome to America's other history—the arts, activities, common items, and popular opinions that profoundly impacted our national way of life. The twelve narrative chapters in this volume provide a textured look at everyday life, youth, and the many different sides of American culture during the 1930s. Additional resources include a cost comparison of common goods and services, a timeline of important events, notes arranged by chapter, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. The dark cloud of the Depression shadowed most Americans' lives during the 1930s. Books, movies, songs, and stories of the 1930s gave Americans something to hope for by depicting a world of luxury and money. Major figures of the age included Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Irving Berlin, Amelia Earhart, Duke Ellington, the Marx Brothers, Margaret Mitchell, Cole Porter, Joe Louis, Babe Ruth, Shirley Temple, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Innovations in technology and travel hinted at a Utopian society just off the horizon, group sports and activities gave the unemployed masses ways to spend their days, and a powerful new demographic—the American teenager—suddenly found itself courted by advertisers and entertainers.

Dust

Dust
Author: Joseph A. Amato
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780520231955
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dust Book Excerpt:

A history of this minute particle spans a thousand years of Western civilization, from the naturalism of the medieval period through the intensely curious Renaissance, to the modern worlds of nanotechnology and viral research.

The Toilet Tractate

The Toilet Tractate
Author: Arthur Belefant
Publsiher: Benjamin Ross & Lane
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2002-09-25
ISBN: 0962955574
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Toilet Tractate Book Excerpt:

The Toilet Tractate is full of fun facts about toilets that you can read while on the toilet! Arthur Belefant, a mechanical/electrical engineer, has been hired to design buildings all over the world. Every building must have a toilet or two and so he has studied toilet design in many cultures across the globe. You’ll be fascinated by what he’s learned.

Cosmetics and Dermatologic Problems and Solutions Third Edition

Cosmetics and Dermatologic Problems and Solutions  Third Edition
Author: Zoe Diana Draelos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 1841847410
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmetics and Dermatologic Problems and Solutions Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Cosmetics for skin, hair, and nails play a vital part in the management and treatment of many dermatological conditions; unfortunately, they may also at times be the cause of some dermatological problems. They are therefore subjects where dermatologists need to be aware of the major commercial developments taking place, in addition to the many common Over The Counter products already available, in order to be vigilant in checking the possible benefits or disadvantages for patients. This text takes a serious look at the integration of skin care products, cosmetics, hair adornments, and nail cosmetics in the daily practice of dermatology, expanding the realm of disease treatment beyond diagnosis and treatment into the maintenance phase of healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Creativity and the Mind

Creativity and the Mind
Author: Thomas B. Ward,Ronald A. Finke,Steven M. Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1489933301
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and the Mind Book Excerpt:

In this provocative book, acclaimed psychologists Thomas Ward, Ronald Finke, and Steven Smith eloquently portray the fascinating processes of the creative mind at work, and hand us the invaluable tools with which we can mine our most valued and important resource. Creativity - and the methods by which we can heighten it - has recently become the focus of a burgeoning and exciting new field in psychology. By skillfully blending this cutting-edge scientific research with the real-world experiences of humanity's most successful creative thinkers, this provocative book isolates the mechanisms by which our mind conceives innovative and creative ideas. Since all creative thoughts emerge from skillfully drawing upon the well of knowledge we already possess, this book tackles the very nature of this knowledge. As these astute authors convincingly argue, the same mental processes that help a chemist like Kary Mullis discover a revolutionary new scientific principle or inspire an artist like Beethoven to create a marvelous symphony underlie the host of creative endeavors we all undertake. This inspiring book applies these basic tenets to a rich variety of creative pursuits, including engineering, design, writing, business, science, art, and even the challenges of our everyday lives. We learn how best to combine and play with the images, words, and concepts that spark fertile new ideas and lead to ever more impressive creative leaps.

Awakening the Soul

Awakening the Soul
Author: Bill Missett
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2008-05-21
ISBN: 1434392457
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening the Soul Book Excerpt:

Awakening The Soul: The Trilogy includes ATS: Book One: Proof of Our Spiritual Nature, which itemizes more than 80 characteristics of our spiritual nature, many very familiar, and explains 10 of them in depth; ATS: Book 2: Our Suppressed Spiritual Nature, which explains why we are so out of touch with our spiritual nature, primarily through suppression of those traits by religions, primarily Christianity, and ATS Book 3: Restoring Your Spiritual Nature contains detailed channeled instructions to restore immediate awareness of your spiritual nature, which has proven highly successful in doing just that.

Business Class

Business Class
Author: Jacqueline Whitmore
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN: 1429909927
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Class Book Excerpt:

Have you forgotten a person's name two minutes after being introduced? Have you wondered which fork to use or how to discreetly pay the check while attending an important business dinner? Have you insulted an international client by mistake and didn't realize it until it was too late? Making these types of errors can get in the way of getting ahead. However, these faux pas can be avoided by exercising a little bit of business etiquette. Business etiquette is a powerful, practical, and profitable skill you can use when it most counts to get a job, keep a job, or succeed on the job. It is a set of rules and guidelines that makes your professional relationships more harmonious, productive, manageable, and meaningful. International etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore provides tips, tactics, and cautionary tales—gleaned from the experience of a multitude of successful CEOs and top managers—as well as information on how to: · Be more polished and professional in the boardroom or at the dining table · Master the art of mingling, networking, and remembering names · Communicate effectively via technology · Keep in touch, nurture professional relationships, and turn contacts into contracts · Write effective thank-you notes and send the perfect business gift every time · Be more "global-minded" and enhance international relationships Business Class will teach you the nuances of treating colleagues, clients, and customers with courtesy and respect, which in turn will increase your visibility, credibility, and profitability.