Download Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery by Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller PDF

By Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller

Mystic Chemist starts in the beginning of the 20 th century, within the Swiss city of Basel that is evolving from a well-liked health and wellbeing spa right into a significant business urban. the tale concludes greater than a century later, after celebrating Albert Hofmann's one centesimal birthday. It tells the original tale of a quickly to be recognized scientist, highlighting his educational trip, his learn at Sandoz after which, because the discoverer of LSD, his conferences and interactions with illustrious writers, artists and thinkers, from around the world, whose universal curiosity is a fascination with the hot wonder-drug. Luminaries like Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert seem at the scene and Hofmann starts a prolific correspondence with them and different events. occasionally he sends a pattern, different instances he hears in their "trips” on LSD or different psychedelic ingredients, like mescaline or psilocybin. From the start he's taking a favorable view in the direction of efforts via physicians and psychotherapists to incorporate LSD in new ways to the therapy of health problems. He sees the "psychedelic" power of this "wonder drug" as helpful to all. And he expresses his conviction that mystical reviews and journeys to different worlds of awareness are the easiest guidance for the final trip he and each one in every of us good needs to ultimately make. on the age of 102, Albert Hofmann dies at domestic. His energy and open mindedness stick with him until eventually his final breath. The lifetime of Albert Hofmann, the Mystic Chemist, is a sworn statement to how you can achieve a superb age the entire whereas ultimate bodily and mentally healthy and spiritually conscious. Mystic Chemist: The lifetime of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD tells the tale of Albert Hofmann's lifestyles and the parallel tale of the wonder-drug, LSD. The ebook runs to 408 pages and includes over 500 colour and black and white photos, illustrations and drawings; a few of them by no means released sooner than. With a foreword by way of global well known Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, Mystic Chemist can be released in could 2013, and comes in hardcover and softcover variants.

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Download American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia by Bret Carroll PDF

By Bret Carroll

"This is a hugely prompt buy for undergraduate, medium-sized, and massive public libraries wishing to supply a considerable creation to the sector of men's studies."
--Reference & consumer prone Quarterly

"Pleasing format and solid cross-references make Carroll's compendium a great addition to collections serving readers of every age. hugely recommended."
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"An very good index, well-chosen images and illustrations, and an intensive bibliography upload extra price. American Masculinities is worth what could otherise be too hefty a value for plenty of libraries simply because no different encyclopedia comes with regards to protecting this becoming box so well."
--American Reference Books Annual

American Masculinities: A ancient Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing advancements within the growing to be box of men's reports. This up to date analytical overview serves as a marker of the way the sphere has advanced over the past decade, specially because the 1993 ebook of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal e-book opened new vistas for exploration and study into American background, society, and culture.

Weaving the material of yank heritage, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have usually used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed ethical righteousness and ostensibly protecting reasons in their regulations. Seeing U.S. historical past by way of gender archetypes, readers will achieve a richer and deeper knowing of America's democratic political procedure, family and overseas regulations, and capitalist economic climate, in addition to the "private" sphere of the house and household life.

The members to American Masculinities proportion the idea that men's lives were grounded essentially in gender, that's, of their knowledge of themselves as men. Their procedure is going past scholarship which ordinarily appears at males (and ladies) by way of what they do and the way they've got stimulated a given box or period. particularly, this crucial paintings delves into the mental middle of manhood that's formed not just by means of biology, but in addition by way of heritage, society, and culture.

Encapsulating the present kingdom of scholarly interpretation in the box of Men's reports, American Masculinities: A ancient Encyclopedia is designed to aid scholars and students improve their reviews, increase new questions for examine, and stimulate new methods of exploring the heritage of yank life.

Key Features

- Reader's advisor allows searching by way of subject and simple entry to details

- vast identify, position, and suggestion index supplies clients an extra technique of finding issues of interest

- greater than 250 entries, every one with feedback for additional reading

- pass references direct clients to similar information

- accomplished bibliography contains a checklist of resources geared up via different types within the field

Topics Covered

- Arts, Literature, and renowned Culture

- physique, well-being, and Sexuality

- classification, Ethnic, Racial, and spiritual Identities

- options and Theories

- family members and Fatherhood

- basic History

- Icons and Symbols

- relaxation and Work

- pursuits and Organizations

- People

- Political and Social Issues

About the Editor

Bret E. Carroll is affiliate Professor of background at California kingdom college, Stanislaus. He bought his Ph.D. from Cornell collage in 1991. he's writer of The Routledge ancient Atlas of faith in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and several other articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.

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Download Magnetohydrodynamics : historical evolution and trends by S Molokov; R Moreau; H K Moffatt PDF

By S Molokov; R Moreau; H K Moffatt

This publication revises the evolution of rules in quite a few branches of magnetohydrodynamics (astrophysics, earth and sun dynamos, pinch, MHD turbulence and liquid metals) and studies present traits and demanding situations. Uniquely, it includes the assessment articles at the improvement of the topic by way of pioneers within the box in addition to top specialists, not only in a single, yet in numerous branches of magnetohydrodynamics, akin to liquid metals, astrophysics, dynamo and pinch.

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Download Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, by Adam Lowenstein PDF

By Adam Lowenstein

In this imaginitive new paintings, Adam Lowenstein explores the ways that a gaggle of groundbreaking horror motion pictures engaged the haunting social conflicts left within the wake of global battle II, Hiroshima, and the Vietnam struggle. Lowenstein facilities Shocking Representation round readings of movies by means of Georges Franju, Michael Powell, Shindo Kaneto, Wes Craven, and David Cronenberg. He exhibits that via allegorical representations those directors' motion pictures faced and challenged comforting old narratives and notions of nationwide id meant to appease public anxieties within the aftermath of nationwide traumas.

Borrowing parts from paintings cinema and the horror style, those administrators disrupted the limits among low and high cinema. Lowenstein contrasts their works, frequently brushed aside by way of modern critics, with the movies of acclaimed "New Wave" administrators in France, England, Japan, and the USA. He argues that those "New Wave" movies, which have been embraced as either artwork and nationwide cinema, frequently upheld traditional principles of state, heritage, gender, and sophistication wondered through the horror movies. by means of fusing movie reports with the rising box of trauma experiences, and drawing at the paintings of Walter Benjamin, Adam Lowenstein bargains a daring reassessment of the fashionable horror movie and the belief of nationwide cinema.

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Download A Handful of Heaven by Kristin Hannah PDF

By Kristin Hannah

Devon O'Shea involves the Yukon Territory looking for gold, yet in its place she unearths Stone guy McKenna, a mountainous slab of animosity who believes the Yukon isn't any position for a woman. whilst he makes an attempt to persuade her of this with a savage kiss, she unearths herself feeling, for the 1st time in her lifestyles, female and alive. And Devon starts to wonder whether she could have struck gold in any case . . .

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Download Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, by Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (editors) PDF

By Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (editors)

The pervasiveness of nationalism, its many manifestations over the centuries, and the commonly scattered means it's been studied make it a very tricky topic to strategy and discover. ABC-CLIO bargains the best complete reference to be had on a necessary subject in sleek international background. throughout 4 volumes, countries and Nationalism: an international historic assessment covers all elements of nationalism, in all elements of the area, from the time of the French Revolution to the current day.Nations and Nationalism is helping scholars, researchers, and different readers discover nationwide identities and nationalistic events in old context. prepared chronologically, its 4 volumes mix thematic essays on assorted features of nationalism with case experiences of key ancient advancements concerning particular international locations at particular occasions. The encyclopedia makes a speciality of Europe, Latin the United States, Africa, and Asia, with featured insurance of nationalist cultural creations, together with literature, song, symbols, and mythologies.

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Download The Monuments of Seti I: Epigraphic, Historical and Art by Peter James Brand PDF

By Peter James Brand

One among old Egypt's most eminent and demanding rulers used to be Seti I. he's particularly infamous for his wars in neighboring Western Asia, Libya and Nubia. yet he's additionally popular, maybe even extra so, for his notable construction courses. Peter Brand's groundbreaking learn is an incredible contribution to clarifying the inner heritage of the reign of Seti I, and revolutionizes our realizing of Seti's recovery application. It bargains many new insights into the size of his reign, the royal succession and the institution of the Ramesside apartment. except an intensive research and interpretation, the reader will locate exact catalogues of Seti's unique monuments, restorations and additions to these of his predecessors, together with prolonged examinations of the Karnak Hypostyle corridor and Abydos and Gurnah temples, in addition to new epigraphic and paintings historic standards elucidating the chronology, the kingdom of this system at his dying, and isolating his reliefs from these of Rameses I and II. The booklet includes many formerly unpublished images and plans.

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