Download Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank PDF

By Hanne Blank

Just like the typewriter and the sunshine bulb, the heterosexual used to be invented within the 1860s and speedily and completely reworked Western tradition. the belief of “the heterosexual” used to be unparalleled. in the end, women and men have been having intercourse, marrying, construction households, and infrequently even falling in love for millennia with no need any distinctive identify for his or her feelings or acts. but, inside of part a century, “heterosexual” had develop into a byword for “normal,” enshrined in legislations, medication, psychiatry, and the media as a brand new surest for human experience.
 
during this astounding chronicle, historian Hanne clean digs deep into the previous of sexual orientation, whereas at the same time exploring its modern psyche. Illuminating the hidden styles in centuries of occasions and tendencies, clean indicates how tradition creates and manipulates the methods we predict approximately and event wish, love, and relationships among women and men. starting from Henry VIII to testicle transplants, from Disneyland to sodomy legislation, and from Moby Dick to man made insemination, the historical past of heterosexuality seems to be something yet directly or narrow.
 
With an eclectic scope and interesting aspect, Straight tells the eye-opening tale of a posh and sometimes contradictory man-made production that's all too frequently assumed to be an irreducible truth of biology.

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Download Culture of cold-water marine fish by Erlend Moksness; E Kjørsvik; Yngvar Olsen PDF

By Erlend Moksness; E Kjørsvik; Yngvar Olsen

Content material: 1. creation / The Editors -- 2. Abiotic components / B.R. Howell and S.M. Baynes -- three. Microbial Interactions, Prophylaxis and illnesses / O. Vadstein, T.A. Mo and O. Bergh -- four. reside meals expertise of Cold-Water Marine Fish Larvae / Y. Olsen -- five. Brood inventory and Egg creation / D. Pavlov ... [et al.] -- 6. From Fertilisation to the tip of Metamorphosis : practical improvement / E. Kjorsvik, okay. Pittman and D. Pavlov -- 7. First Feeding expertise / Y. Olsen, T. van der Meeren and K.I. Reitan -- eight. Weaning and Nursery / J. Stoss, ok. Hamre and H. Ottera -- nine. On-Growing to industry dimension / M. Jobling -- 10. The prestige and views for the Species / T. Svasand ... [et al.] -- eleven. Marine inventory Enhancement and Sea-Ranching / T. Svasand and E. Moksness -- 12. New Species in Aquaculture : a few simple monetary elements / R. Engelsen ... [et al.]

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Download The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley PDF

By Matt Ridley

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and monitors striking ingenuity find how one can current complex fabrics for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times

In a daring and provocative interpretation of financial background, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling writer of Genome and The crimson Queen, makes the case for an economics of desire, arguing that the advantages of trade, expertise, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will unavoidably raise human prosperity. enthusiasts of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The international Is Flat) will locate a lot to think about and revel in in The Rational Optimist.

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Download Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes PDF

By Orlando Figes

Starting within the eighteenth century with the construction of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the belief of Russia itself--its personality, religious essence, and future. Skillfully interweaving the good works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folks embroidery, peasant songs, non secular icons, and the entire customs of lifestyle, Figes finds the spirit of "Russianness" as wealthy and uplifting, advanced and contradictory--and extra lasting than any Russian ruler or state.

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Download Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll by Alan Scott Pate PDF

By Alan Scott Pate

First released in print shape in 2005; e-book model released 2013

Famed across the world for his or her complex good looks, jap dolls (ningyo) have performed an immense position in that country's tradition. this primary entire ebook on old jap dolls released in English makes a speciality of the 5 major different types of dolls-gosho palace dolls, hina girl's day dolls, musha boy's day dolls, isho dress dolls, and theatrical dolls-made through the Edo interval (1615-1868) while ningyo tradition used to be at its top. gains an intensive thesaurus and bibliography, plus 250 colour photos.

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Download Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports the Common Core: by Bryan Harris PDF

By Bryan Harris

Is your school room tradition conducive to the expectancies of the typical middle? educating content material isn't adequate; scholars want a school room constitution and surroundings that may aid them study key educational abilities. This sensible booklet will assist you to remodel your school room tradition, bring up the extent of rigor, motivate higher-level wondering and significant pondering, and advertise educational discussions. additionally, you will tips to regulate your school room administration strategies in order that scholars discover ways to keep watch over themselves whereas finishing those higher-level initiatives.

Special positive factors in every one Chapter:

Key Idea―a precis of the fundamental concept that could be addressed within the bankruptcy

Practical strategies―a number of easy-to-implement principles that you should attempt straight away

Connections to the typical middle country Standards―how the talents taught during this ebook might help scholars meet the factors

Reflection Questions―thoughtful questions that may support academics practice their studying to their very own school rooms. those questions should be spoke back independently or utilized in booklet learn teams.

Extend Your Knowledge―creative rules for extending your wisdom past the information during this publication

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Download When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and by Martin Jacques PDF

By Martin Jacques

How China's ascendance as an monetary superpower will adjust the cultural, political, social, and ethnic stability of world energy within the twenty-first century, unseating the West and within the approach making a entire new world

in accordance with even the main conservative estimates, China will overtake the us because the world's biggest economic climate via 2027 and should ascend to the placement of global financial chief by way of 2050. however the complete repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the remainder of the globe-have been unusually little defined or understood. during this far-reaching and unique research, Martin Jacques deals provocative solutions to a few of the main urgent questions on China's transforming into position at the international stage.

Martin Jacques unearths, by way of elaborating on 3 ancient truths, how China will search to form the realm in its personal picture. The chinese language have a wealthy and lengthy heritage as a civilization-state. below the tributary approach, outlying states paid tribute to the center country. Ninety-four percentage of the inhabitants nonetheless believes they're one race-"Han Chinese." The robust feel of superiority rooted in China's heritage grants to resurface in twenty-first century China and within the method advance and additional unify the country.

A culturally self-confident Asian gigantic with a billion-plus inhabitants, China will most probably face up to globalization as we all know it. This exceptionalism may have strong ramifications for the remainder of the realm and the us particularly. As China is already rising because the new middle of the East Asian economic system, the mantle of monetary and, as a result, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes start to go from new york and Paris to towns like Beijing and Shanghai. it's the American courting with and perspective towards China, Jacques argues, that might make sure no matter if the twenty-first century can be fairly peaceable or fraught with pressure, instability, and danger.

When China ideas the World is the 1st booklet to totally conceive of and clarify the upheaval that China's ascendance will reason and the realigned international strength constitution it's going to create.

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