The Human Superorganism

The Human Superorganism
Author: Rodney Dietert, PhD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 1101983914
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Superorganism Book Excerpt:

"Eyeopening... Fascinating... may presage a paradigm shift in medicine.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Teeming with information and big ideas... Outstanding.” —Booklist (starred review) The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors. They comprise as much as 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies—a staggering percentage! More than a thousand species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases—which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths. Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth.

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam
Author: Mary Thurlkill
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 0739174533
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam Book Excerpt:

Medieval scholars and cultural historians have recently turned their attention to the question of “smells” and what olfactory sensations reveal about society in general and holiness in particular. Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam contributes to that conversation, explaining how early Christians and Muslims linked the “sweet smell of sanctity” with ideals of the body and sexuality; created boundaries and sacred space; and imagined their emerging communal identity. Most importantly, scent—itself transgressive and difficult to control—signaled transition and transformation between categories of meaning. Christian and Islamic authors distinguished their own fragrant ethical and theological ideals against the stench of oppositional heresy and moral depravity. Orthodox Christians ridiculed their ‘stinking’ Arian neighbors, and Muslims denounced the ‘reeking’ corruption of Umayyad and Abbasid decadence. Through the mouths of saints and prophets, patriarchal authors labeled perfumed women as existential threats to vulnerable men and consigned them to enclosed, private space for their protection as well as society’s. At the same time, theologians praised both men and women who purified and transformed their bodies into aromatic offerings to God. Both Christian and Muslim pilgrims venerated sainted men and women with perfumed offerings at tombstones; indeed, Christians and Muslims often worshipped together, honoring common heroes such as Abraham, Moses, and Jonah. Sacred Scents begins by surveying aroma’s quotidian functions in Roman and pre-Islamic cultural milieus within homes, temples, poetry, kitchens, and medicines. Existing scholarship tends to frame ‘scent’ as something available only to the wealthy or elite; however, perfumes, spices, and incense wafted through the lives of most early Christians and Muslims. It ends by examining both traditions’ views of Paradise, identified as the archetypal Garden and source of all perfumes and sweet smells. Both Christian and Islamic texts explain Adam and Eve’s profound grief at losing access to these heavenly aromas and celebrate God’s mercy in allowing earthly remembrances. Sacred scent thus prompts humanity’s grief for what was lost and the yearning for paradisiacal transformation still to come.

Scents Sensibility

Scents   Sensibility
Author: Sarah Chayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soap trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scents Sensibility Book Excerpt:

Sensory Marketing

Sensory Marketing
Author: Bertil Hultén
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 131742784X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Marketing Book Excerpt:

Sensory Marketing offers a global view of the use of senses in marketing strategy based on consumers' perception and behaviour. Integrating the company constraints and classical approaches of branding and communication, the author presents sensory marketing as an emergent marketing paradigm in theory and practice. This book will be an important contribution that will provide useful reading for marketing scholars and consumer psychologists across the world.

The Scent of Ancient Magic

The Scent of Ancient Magic
Author: Britta K. Ager
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0472133020
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scent of Ancient Magic Book Excerpt:

Magic was a fundamental part of the Greco-Roman world. Curses, erotic spells, healing charms, divination, and other supernatural methods of trying to change the universe were everyday methods of coping with the difficulties of life in antiquity. While ancient magic is most often studied through texts like surviving Greco-Egyptian spellbooks and artifacts like lead curse tablets, for a Greek or Roman magician a ritual was a rich sensual experience full of unusual tastes, smells, textures, and sounds, bright colors, and sensations like fasting and sleeplessness. Greco-Roman magical rituals were particularly dominated by the sense of smell, both fragrant smells and foul odors. Ritual practitioners surrounded themselves with clouds of fragrant incense and perfume to create a sweet and inviting atmosphere for contact with the divine and to alter their own perceptions; they also used odors as an instrumental weapon to attack enemies and command the gods. Elsewhere, odiferous herbs were used equally as medical cures and magical ingredients. In literature, scent and magic became intertwined as metaphors, with fragrant spells representing the dangers of sensual perfumes and conversely, smells acting as a visceral way of envisioning the mysterious action of magic. The Scent of Ancient Magic explores the complex interconnection of scent and magic in the Greco-Roman world between 800 BCE and CE 600, drawing on ancient literature and the modern study of the senses to examine the sensory depth and richness of ancient magic. Author Britta K. Ager looks at how ancient magicians used scents as part of their spells, to put themselves in the right mindset for an encounter with a god or to attack their enemies through scent. Ager also examines the magicians who appear in ancient fiction, like Medea and Circe, and the more metaphorical ways in which their spells are confused with perfumes and herbs. This book brings together recent scholarship on ancient magic from classical studies and on scent from the interdisciplinary field of sensory studies in order to examine how practicing ancient magicians used scents for ritual purposes, how scent and magic were conceptually related in ancient literature and culture, and how the assumption that strong scents convey powerful effects of various sorts was also found in related areas like ancient medical practices and normative religious ritual.

B E S Dog Training Bible

B E S  Dog Training Bible
Author: Andrea Arden
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1438083475
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

B E S Dog Training Bible Book Excerpt:

A complete guide to new puppy and dog training! Included is information on raising, training, and loving dogs, including adorable color photos, helpful hints, and quick tips on training. You'll learn: Housetraining your puppy, with reference to short-term and long-term confinements, food, water, walking schedule, and more Socialization, with reference to handling and gentling, bite inhibition, introduction to people, socializing with kids, and more Dog Training 101: Foundation Exercises, which includes exercises in eye contact, teaching a dog to come when called, sit, down, and stand commands, walking on leash, and more Physical and Mental Activity, with advice on teaching games and tricks, agility training, and more Correcting Behavior Problems, including excessive barking, destructive chewing or digging, begging, and more Written for new dog owners or for prospective pet parents who are about to acquire a canine companion. Author Andrea Arden is a well-known trainer who currently works on Animal Planet's shows, Underdog to Wonderdog, Dogs 101, and Cats 101. She begins by pointing out the importance of understanding canine psychology and a dog's learning capacity as necessary prerequisites to effective and humane training. Also discussed are several different approaches to dog training, canine temperaments, and impulse control.

The Ephemeral History of Perfume

The Ephemeral History of Perfume
Author: Holly Dugan
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN: 1421402343
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ephemeral History of Perfume Book Excerpt:

In contrast to the other senses, smell has long been thought of as too elusive, too fleeting for traditional historical study. Holly Dugan disagrees, arguing that there are rich accounts documenting how men and women produced, consumed, and represented perfumes and their ephemeral effects. She delves deeply into the cultural archive of olfaction to explore what a sense of smell reveals about everyday life in early modern England. In this book, Dugan focuses on six important scents -- incense, rose, sassafras, rosemary, ambergris, and jasmine. She links these smells to the unique spaces they inhabited -- churches, courts, contact zones, plague-ridden households, luxury markets, and pleasure gardens -- and the objects used to dispense them. This original approach provides a rare opportunity to study how early modern men and women negotiated the environment in their everyday lives and the importance of smell to their daily actions. Dugan defines perfume broadly to include spices, flowers, herbs, animal parts, trees, resins, and other ingredients used to produce artificial scents, smokes, fumes, airs, balms, powders, and liquids. In researching these Renaissance aromas, Dugan uncovers the extraordinary ways, now largely lost, that people at the time spoke and wrote about smell: objects "ambered, civited, expired, fetored, halited, resented, and smeeked" or were described as "breathful, embathed, endulced, gracious, halited, incensial, odorant, pulvil, redolent, and suffite." A unique contribution to early modern studies, The Ephemeral History of Perfume is an unparalleled study of olfaction in the Renaissance, a period in which new scents and important cultural theories about smell were developed. Dugan's inspired analysis of a wide range of underexplored sources makes available to scholars a remarkable wealth of information on the topic.

The Miss Dennis School of Writing and Other Lessons from a Woman s Life

The Miss Dennis School of Writing and Other Lessons from a Woman s Life
Author: Alice Steinbach
Publsiher: Bancroft Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1996-08-20
ISBN: 189086210X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miss Dennis School of Writing and Other Lessons from a Woman s Life Book Excerpt:

"An intimate, personal collection of essays, remembrances, and columns that ... [recount] the experiences and observations of a divorced, working mother."--Jacket

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination
Author: Adeline Grand-Clément,Charlotte Ribeyrol
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1350169749
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination Book Excerpt:

This volume tackles the role of smell, under-explored in relation to the other senses, in the modern rejection, reappraisal and idealisation of antiquity. Among the senses olfaction in particular has often been overlooked in classical reception studies due to its evanescent nature, which makes this sense difficult to apprehend in its past instantiations. And yet, the smells associated with a given figure or social group convey a rich imagery which in turn connotes specific values: perfumes, scents and foul odours both reflect and mould the ways in which a society thinks or acts. Smells also help to distinguish between male and female, citizens and strangers, and play an important role during rituals. The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination focuses on the representation of ancient smells - both enticing and repugnant - in the visual and performative arts from the late 18th century up to the 21st century. The individual contributions explore painting, sculpture, literature and film, but also theatrical performance, museum exhibitions, advertising, television series, historical reenactment and graphic novels, which have all played a part in reshaping modern audiences' perceptions and experiences of the antique.

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry
Author: Michael Grossman
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN: 3110718812
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Chemistry Book Excerpt:

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY FUNDAMENTALS strives to help scientists & lawyers, & students, understand how their two disciplines come together for forensic science, in the contexts of analytical chemistry & related science more generally, and the common law systems of Canada, USA, UK, the Commonwealth. In this book, forensics is considered more generally than as only for criminal law; workplace health & safety, and other areas are included. And, two issues of Canadian legal process are argued as essays in the fi nal two chapters.

Living Life as a Thank You Journal

Living Life as a Thank You Journal
Author: Nina Lesowitz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN: 1936740389
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Life as a Thank You Journal Book Excerpt:

Building upon the foundational wisdom of the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have created a journal filled with life-changing practices and encouraging advice to take readers through a process of self-transformation and personal growth. The friendly format not only provides readers with tried and true thank you techniques and practices, but also allows them to take part in creating their own. The act and power of gratitude has a direct effect on our lives on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level. Studies have shown that living life with appreciation leads to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. The secret to a happy and fulfilled life may rely on focusing on all the good, rather than what is lacking or not going well at the moment. Living Life as a Thank You: My Journal is a toolkit for this transformation.

The Gratitude Power Workbook

The Gratitude Power Workbook
Author: Nina Lesowitz,Mary Beth Sammons
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 157344670X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gratitude Power Workbook Book Excerpt:

Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have received hundreds of thank you emails and letters from readers whose lives they have touched and helped — spiritual seekers, teachers, business people, cancer patients, parents, the newly bereaved, athletes, and many others. Building upon the foundational wisdom of the bestselling Living Life as a Thank You Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have developed a workbook filled with life-changing practices and encouraging advice to take readers through a process of self-transformation and personal growth. The workbook-style format not only provides readers with tried and true thank you techniques and practices, but also allows them to take part in creating their own. The act and power of gratitude has a direct effect on our lives on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level. Studies have shown that living life with appreciation leads to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. The secret to a happy and fulfilled life may rely on focusing on all the good, rather than what is lacking or not going well at the moment. The Thank You Power Workbook is a toolkit for this transformation.

The Business of Beauty

The Business of Beauty
Author: Jessica P. Clark
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1350098523
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Beauty Book Excerpt:

The Business of Beauty is a unique exploration of the history of beauty, consumption, and business in Victorian and Edwardian London. Illuminating national and cultural contingencies specific to London as a global metropolis, it makes an important intervention by challenging the view of those who-like their historical contemporaries-perceive the 19th and early 20th centuries as devoid of beauty praxis, let alone a commercial beauty culture. Contrary to this perception, The Business of Beauty reveals that Victorian and Edwardian women and men developed a number of tacit strategies to transform their looks including the purchase of new goods and services from a heterogeneous group of urban entrepreneurs: hairdressers, barbers, perfumers, wigmakers, complexion specialists, hair-restorers, manicurists, and beauty “culturists.” Mining trade journals, census data, periodical print, and advice literature, Jessica P. Clark takes us on a journey through Victorian and Edwardian London's beauty businesses, from the shady back parlors of Sarah “Madame Rachel” Leverson to the elegant showrooms of Eugène Rimmel into the first Mayfair salon of Mrs. Helena Titus, aka Helena Rubinstein. By revealing these stories, Jessica P. Clark revises traditional chronologies of British beauty consumption and provides the historical background to 20th-century developments led by Rubinstein and others. Weaving together histories of gender, fashion, and business to investigate the ways that Victorian critiques of self-fashioning and beautification defined both the buying and selling of beauty goods, this is a revealing resource for scholars, students, fashion followers, and beauty enthusiasts alike.

Exploding Hushpuppies

Exploding Hushpuppies
Author: Leslie Anne Tarabella
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN: 1664206523
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploding Hushpuppies Book Excerpt:

Get ready to relax, laugh and shed a tear with downhome tales from a modern storyteller with old fashioned values. Award winning columnist Leslie Anne Tarabella draws on her deep faith and mischievous sense of humor to tell stories of raising two boys, dealing with humidity, overcoming communication malfunctions with her Northern-born husband, and eating delicious comfort food. Exploding Hushpuppies contains quick-to-read stories that will lift your spirits, distract you from a stressful world and motivate you to look for the simple blessings in life.

Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Si cle

Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Si  cle
Author: Jane Ford,Kim Edwards Keates,Patricia Pulham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1317576586
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Si cle Book Excerpt:

This volume marks the first sustained study to interrogate how and why issues of sexuality, desire, and economic processes intersect in the literature and culture of the Victorian fin de siècle. At the end of the nineteenth-century, the move towards new models of economic thought marked the transition from a marketplace centred around the fulfilment of ‘needs’ to one ministering to anything that might, potentially, be desired. This collection considers how the literature of the period meditates on the interaction between economy and desire, doing so with particular reference to the themes of fetishism, homoeroticism, the literary marketplace, social hierarchy, and consumer culture. Drawing on theoretical and conceptual approaches including queer theory, feminist theory, and gift theory, contributors offer original analyses of work by canonical and lesser-known writers, including Oscar Wilde, A.E. Housman, Baron Corvo, Vernon Lee, Michael Field, and Lucas Malet. The collection builds on recent critical developments in fin-de-siècle literature (including major interventions in the areas of Decadence, sexuality, and gender studies) and asks, for instance, how did late nineteenth-century writing schematise the libidinal and somatic dimensions of economic exchange? How might we define the relationship between eroticism and the formal economies of literary production/performance? And what relation exists between advertising/consumer culture and (dissident) sexuality in fin-de-siecle literary discourses? This book marks an important contribution to 19th-Century and Victorian literary studies, and enhances the field of fin-de-siècle studies more generally.

The Lyric in Victorian Memory

The Lyric in Victorian Memory
Author: Veronica Alfano
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2017-11-11
ISBN: 3319513079
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lyric in Victorian Memory Book Excerpt:

This book is a study of nineteenth-century poems that remember, yearn for, fixate on, and forget the past. Reflecting the current critical drive to reconcile formalist and historicist approaches to literature, it uses close readings to trace the complex interactions between memory as a theme and the (often-memorable) formal traits – such as brevity, stanzaic structure, and sonic repetition – that appear in the lyrics examined. This book considers the interwoven nature of remembering and forgetting in the work of four Victorian poets. It uses this theme to shed new light on the relationship between lyric and narrative, on the connections between gender and genre, and on the way in which Victorians represented and commemorated the past.

The Good Life

The Good Life
Author: Mordecai Siegal,Matthew Margolis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0684864746
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Life Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive, month-by-month guide to raising a happy, healthy puppy is presented by America's most celebrated dog-expert team: TV's "Uncle Matty" Margolis and pet columnist Mordecai Siegal. 52 photos.

Lovestruck

Lovestruck
Author: Sharon Jaynes
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1400209668
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lovestruck Book Excerpt:

Have you ever felt like your "I do" in marriage has turned into "I don’t anymore?" Have you ever felt that the man you thought was your soulmate has turned into more of a roommate? If so, then Lovestruck will help you see your marriage from a fresh perspective and reignite the passion that was there in the beginning. While the extent of the church’s message has traditionally been, "If you’re not married, don’t do it," and "If you are married, don’t talk about it, " it’s time to see what God has to say sexual intimacy. With the Song of Solomon as a backdrop, bestselling author Sharon Jaynes will take you on a daring journey to discover how to recognize outside factors that cause hurt feelings and create healthy boundaries that protect your relationship; overcome feelings of guilt about your level of desire for physical intimacy by understanding God’s original intent; recognize the warning signs of growing indifference by taking steps to make marriage a priority; regain the passion of the early years by remembering and returning to what brought you together in the first place; and recalibrate the direction your marriage is headed by starting with the end in mind. When we see God's design for spiritual and physical oneness, we'll have the foundation for a love that lasts a lifetime.

Equestrian Life The Animal Chronicles

Equestrian Life   The Animal Chronicles
Author: Ellie E Johnson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN: 0578633981
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equestrian Life The Animal Chronicles Book Excerpt:

Ellie Johnson, an engaging storyteller, a competitor on the Three Day Eventing circuit for fifteen years and an animal advocate all her life, sculpts stories in Equestrian Life - The Animal Chronicles, with heartfelt, witty and real portrayals of the bonds that can exist between people and their four-legged families. From finding the partners of a lifetime, to sleek east coast competitions, to the community of like-minded, entertaining characters from every walk of life who find their happy places reside in tack rooms and on farms with horses and dogs, it is a depiction of the undying pursuit of the equine love-struck. Before anyone does anything in equestrian sport, from gymkhanas to the Olympics, they all start by simply loving horses. Boots and jackets not required. These are the stories of the bonds we keep.

A Taste of Molecules

A Taste of Molecules
Author: Diane Fresquez
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1558618406
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Taste of Molecules Book Excerpt:

Food and science have been linked even before (and since) that iconic scientific tool, the pH scale, was developed in 1909 at a famous Europeanbrewery. The book begins with the story of a Belgian beekeeper who turns to science to give a taste-makeover to mead (or "honey wine"). The author then explores how food memories are tested at a Dutch research center called the Restaurant of the Future; discovers how much skill it takes to make banana flavor in the lab; and experiments on a group of scientists during a surprise meal eaten in the dark. Food andfamily, stories, and memories --A Taste of Molecules is a journey of the senses that will delight foodies andscience enthusiasts alike.Recipes include Belgian Hop Shoots with Smoked Salmon, and a cocktail with dancing molecules.