A new edition of Persian Rugs and Carpets: The Fabric of Life - the 'Bible' on this subject. This book presents a pictorial journey around Persia, reflecting the weaving and pattern styles of the many regions and tribes and showing the vast range of carpets woven in Persia from about 1850 to the third quarter of the 20th century.
Learn all your shapes with Elmer! A first concept book ideal for the very youngest Elmer fans. This colourful, interactive board book with indented areas for little fingers to trace will help learn shapes, while developing the fine motor skills required for handwriting.
As they entered their 600th year of British occupation, the Irish looked to America. By the 1840s, America was the oasis that the Irish sought during a decade of both famine and revolution, and New York City was the main destination. The city would never be the same. Refugees of the famine found leadership in Archbishop “Dagger” John Hughes, who built an Irish-Catholic infrastructure of churches, schools, hospitals, and orphanages that challenged the Protestant power structure of the city. Revol
As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. “If you only read just one book about the AI revolution, make it this one” (John Mackey, co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market). In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: 100,000 years ago, we harness
The advent of deep learning has been transformative for many difficult problems in machine learning, often delivering breakthrough performance compared with previous techniques. This paradigm shift has swept over the field of natural language processing, where an emerging deep learning approach has set the state-of-the-art in text categorization, information extraction, recommendations, and more.Deep Learning with Text is a practitioner’s guide that will help you learn how the neural networks th
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to nondegenerative, noncongenital damage to the brain from an external mechanical force, which can lead to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. Despite this broad definition, it is estimated that more than 1.500.000 people suffer TBI annually in US, with 20% afflicted with moderate or severe forms. Additionally, a high percentage of these patients
Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life 'Clear, practical, focused and useful... extremely helpful both for those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder and those who care for them' Paul Salkovkis, University of BathAre you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away, or feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave? These are common symptoms
From Hans Christian Andersen Award and Batchelder Honor Medal-winning author Roger Mello, a poetic and sensitive portrait of child labor in Brazil's charcoal mines.Beautifully illustrated by Roger Mello with sophisticated, highly textural paper cutouts, Charcoal Boys follows a young boy working in Brazil's charcoal mines. The boy's strength and resilience shine through the darkness in this moving condemnation of child labor.
Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area: Income , Employment, & Gross Domestic Product presents data on personal income, employment, and gross domestic product for the United States as a whole, the seven regions, each state, and over 350 metropolitan statistical areas.
Shaun White is not just the greatest and most famous snowboarder in the world, he's a cultural phenomenon known for an unstoppable drive to succeed. When he's not snowboarding, he's skateboarding. When he's not doing either of those, he's playing with his band or running the Air & Style festival or flipping houses. Since he was born with a potentially fatal heart defect, and cautioned to take it easy, White has been unable to stay still, defying odds and breaking records. This is not a run-of-th
From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and T
A roleplaying game of adventure and fantasy in the age of King Arthur and the Britain of folklore.Romance of the Perilous Land is a roleplaying game of magic and adventure set in the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wonderful regional tales told through this green and pleasant land. It is a world of romantic chivalry, but also of great danger, with ambitious kings, evil knights, and thieving brigands terrorising the land, while greedy giants, malevolent sorcerers
An examination of 'extreme' literary rewritings of the bible, which traces how the bible has been adapted and rewritten in literature across time. The focus of the study is upon how literature can use and apply biblical motifs and styles without specifically re-telling a recognisable biblcal story, and yet at the same time, remain heavily influenced by the Bible. Swindell begins with an overview of the current state of play in the study of the literary rewriting of the Bible considering examples
A charming fictional manga about the friendship between a Japanese woman and her Muslim roommate!Satoko, who is Japanese, has a new roommate in America: a Saudi Arabian woman named Nada, who practices Islam and wears a hijab. While under the same roof, Satoko and Nada learn how to live together with very different customs and still have all the fun young women crave! Through mutual respect—and the hilarious adventures of their daily life—Satoko and Nada prove that friendship knows no borders.
A lovely, lyrical ode to the magic of sisterhood by beloved former first daughters and bestselling authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.A young girl's wish is granted when a new sister arrives. While the baby can't do much, over time the big and little siblings become inseparable, playing and dancing, imagining and laughing. By each other's sides, they are smarter, kinder, and braver than they ever thought they could be. And they are forever sisters first.This exquisite celebration o