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The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521963

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

Dr. Libby ́s Stoffwechsel-Geheimnis

9 magische Bausteine zum schlank werden & bleiben

Author: Libby Weaver

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3432100191

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

View: 1735

Des Rätsels Lösung... Diäten sind Ihnen bestens vertraut, das Kalorienzählen ist Ihnen schon genauso in Fleisch und Blut übergegangen wie Ihr wöchentliches Sportprogramm - und trotzdem tut sich auf der Waage nichts? Ihr Stoffwechsel erscheint Ihnen träge wie eh und je? Vergessen Sie Ihren Frust, denn jetzt ist Zeit für Dr. Libby Weaver. Die australische Biochemikerin und Bestsellerautorin weiß: Kalorien und volle Teller sind die eine Sache - aber unser Stoffwechsel setzt sich aus viel mehr Bausteinen zusammen: die biochemischen Mechanismen unseres Körpers gehören ebenso dazu wie emotionale Triebkräfte, Hormone und Stress. Empathisch und bestärkend zeigt Ihnen Dr. Libby, welche Bausteine Ihnen dabei helfen, Gewichtsprobleme an der Wurzel zu packen, Ihren Stoffwechsel zu aktivieren und zu einem guten Körpergefühl zu finden.

Dr. Libby ́s Stoffwechsel-Geheimnis

9 magische Bausteine zum schlank werden & bleiben

Author: Libby Weaver

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3432100205

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

View: 7665

Des Rätsels Lösung... Diäten sind Ihnen bestens vertraut, das Kalorienzählen ist Ihnen schon genauso in Fleisch und Blut übergegangen wie Ihr wöchentliches Sportprogramm - und trotzdem tut sich auf der Waage nichts? Ihr Stoffwechsel erscheint Ihnen träge wie eh und je? Vergessen Sie Ihren Frust, denn jetzt ist Zeit für Dr. Libby Weaver. Die australische Biochemikerin und Bestsellerautorin weiß: Kalorien und volle Teller sind die eine Sache - aber unser Stoffwechsel setzt sich aus viel mehr Bausteinen zusammen: die biochemischen Mechanismen unseres Körpers gehören ebenso dazu wie emotionale Triebkräfte, Hormone und Stress. Empathisch und bestärkend zeigt Ihnen Dr. Libby, welche Bausteine Ihnen dabei helfen, Gewichtsprobleme an der Wurzel zu packen, Ihren Stoffwechsel zu aktivieren und zu einem guten Körpergefühl zu finden.

The Beauty of the Infinite

The Aesthetics of Christian Truth

Author: David Bentley Hart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in "theological aesthetics." David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. The book begins by tracing the shifting use and nature of metaphysics in the thought of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, Deleuze, Nancy, Levinas, and others. Hart pays special attention to Nietzsche's famous narrative of the "will to power" -- a narrative largely adopted by the world today -- and he offers an engaging revision (though not rejection) of the genealogy of nihilism, thereby highlighting the significant "interruption" that Christian thought introduced into the history of metaphysics. This discussion sets the stage for a retrieval of the classic Christian account of beauty and sublimity, and of the relation of both to the question of being. Written in the form of a dogmatica minora, this main section of the book offers a pointed reading of the Christian story in four moments, or parts: Trinity, creation, salvation, and eschaton. Through a combination of narrative and argument throughout, Hart ends up demonstrating the power of Christian metaphysics not only to withstand the critiques of modern and postmodern thought but also to move well beyond them. Strikingly original and deeply rewarding, The Beauty of the Infinite is both a constructively critical account of the history of metaphysics and a compelling contribution to it.

The Beauty and the Sorrow

An Intimate History of the First World War

Author: Peter Englund

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307701387

Category: History

Page: 560

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An intimate narrative history of World War I told through the stories of twenty men and women from around the globe--a powerful, illuminating, heart-rending picture of what the war was really like. In this masterful book, renowned historian Peter Englund describes this epoch-defining event by weaving together accounts of the average man or woman who experienced it. Drawing on the diaries, journals, and letters of twenty individuals from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Venezuela, and the United States, Englund’s collection of these varied perspectives describes not a course of events but "a world of feeling." Composed in short chapters that move between the home front and the front lines, The Beauty and Sorrow brings to life these twenty particular people and lets them speak for all who were shaped in some way by the War, but whose voices have remained unheard.

The Beauty of Fractals

Six Different Views

Author: Denny Gulick

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883859718

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: 95

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The Beauty

Poems

Author: Jane Hirshfield

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385351089

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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The Beauty, an incandescent new collection from one of American poetry’s most distinctive and essential voices, opens with a series of dappled, ranging “My” poems—“My Skeleton,” “My Corkboard,” “My Species,” “My Weather”—using materials sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected, to explore the magnitude, singularity, and permeability of our shared existence. With a pen faithful to the actual yet dipped at times in the ink of the surreal, Hirshfield considers the inner and outer worlds we live in yet are not confined by; reflecting on advice given her long ago—to avoid the word “or”—she concludes, “Now I too am sixty. / There was no other life.” Hirshfield’s lines cut, as always, directly to the heart of human experience. Her robust affirmation of choice even amid inevitability, her tender consciousness of the unjudging beauty of what exists, her abiding contemplation of our moral, societal, and biological intertwinings, sustain poems that tune and retune the keys of a life. For this poet, “Zero Plus Anything Is a World.” Hirshfield’s riddling recipes for that world (“add salt to hunger”; “add time to trees”) offer a profoundly altered understanding of our lives’ losses and additions, and of the small and larger beauties we so often miss.

On the Beauty of Women

Author: Agnolo Firenzuola

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200578

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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First published in 1548, On the Beauty of Women purports to record two conversations shared by a young gentleman, Celso, and four ladies of the upper bourgeoisie in the vicinity of Florence. One afternoon Celso and the ladies consider universal beauty. On a subsequent evening, they attempt to fashion a composite picture of perfect beauty by combining the beautiful features of women they know. The standards of beauty established in the garden give way to the artistic, creative imagination of the human spirit, and the group's movement from garden to hall seems to echo the dialogue's movement from Nature to Art, from divinely to humanly created beauty. Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray have provided the first translation into English of Firenzuola's dialogue since the nineteenth century. In their introduction, they argue that Firenzuola's work presents a useful point of entry into the society and values of the mid-sixteenth century. In its discussion of beauty, the dialogue reveals the intersection of Neoplantonic philosophy and mathematically based artistic theory, both inherited from classical antiquity. Indeed, Firenzuola's treatise has been assessed as one of the most significant expositions of Renaissance aesthetics.

The Beauty of the Primitive

Shamanism and Western Imagination

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038498

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. There is an enormous literature on shamanism, but no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture became so fascinated with the topic. Behind fictional and non-fictional works on shamanism, Andrei A. Znamenski uncovers an exciting story that mirrors changing Western attitudes toward the primitive. The Beauty of the Primitive explores how shamanism, an obscure word introduced by the eighteenth-century German explorers of Siberia, entered Western humanities and social sciences, and has now become a powerful idiom used by nature and pagan communities to situate their spiritual quests and anti-modernity sentiments. The major characters of The Beauty of the Primitive are past and present Western scholars, writers, explorers, and spiritual seekers with a variety of views on shamanism. Moving from Enlightenment and Romantic writers and Russian exile ethnographers to the anthropology of Franz Boas to Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda, Znamenski details how the shamanism idiom was gradually transplanted from Siberia to the Native American scene and beyond. He also looks into the circumstances that prompted scholars and writers at first to marginalize shamanism as a mental disorder and then to recast it as high spiritual wisdom in the 1960s and the 1970s. Linking the growing interest in shamanism to the rise of anti-modernism in Western culture and intellectual life, Znamenski examines the role that anthropology, psychology, environmentalism, and Native Americana have played in the emergence of neo-shamanism. He discusses the sources that inspire Western neo-shamans and seeks to explain why lately many of these spiritual seekers have increasingly moved away from non-Western tradition to European folklore. A work of intellectual discovery, The Beauty of the Primitive shows how scholars, writers, and spiritual seekers shape their writings and experiences to suit contemporary cultural, ideological, and spiritual needs. With its interdisciplinary approach and engaging style, it promises to be the definitive account of this neglected strand of intellectual history.

The Beauty of the 'Burst

Gibson Sunburst Les Pauls from '58 to '60

Author: Yasuhiko Iwanade

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793573745

Category: Music

Page: 224

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(Book). Finally, the long-awaited English edition of this historic Japanese book is here! The Beauty of the 'Burst pays tribute to Gibson's magnificent Sunburst Les Pauls made between 1958 and 1960, the most highly prized solidbody electric guitars ever. The magnitude of their value is directly related to their look (outrageous wood patterns, or "figured" timber), since non-players are paying top dollar for them. The book features lavish full-color photos of these beautiful instruments throughout; the guitars of famous players; a foreword by Ted McCarty; a bio of the author, world renowned collector Yasuhiko Iwanade; and the "Science of the Burst" section with over 30 pages of detailed reference facts on every facet of the guitar, including colors, wood figure, pick-ups, hardware and qualities of "voice." This may be the closest guitarists will ever be able to get to these incredibly collectible beauties! 216 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 Softcover

The beauty of the heavens

a pictorial display of the astronomical phenomena of the universe. Exhibited in one hundred and four scenes, accompanying and illustrating a familiar lecture on astronomy. From original drawings, paintings. and observatory studies

Author: Charles F. Blunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 103

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For the Beauty of the Earth

A Christian Vision for Creation Care

Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103695X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This substantially revised and updated edition provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.

Cortisol Control and the Beauty Connection

The All-natural, Inside-out Approach to Reversing Wrinkles, Preventing Acne, and Improving Skin Tone

Author: Shawn Talbott

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897934794

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

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An easy-to-follow FACE (Free radicals, Advanced glycation, Cortisol, Eicosanoids) program incorporates diet, exercise, and natural products to control the cellular basis of aging and prevent and reduce wrinkles, acne, and other skin problems. Original.

The Beauty of Yoga

Author: Jacine Harrington

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738700052

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 314

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Explaining "chakra" yoga, a method of tuning into one's emotional body and releasing negative energy or issues, this book takes readers to a deeper level of regular yoga practice by showing how to connect with emotions and feelings as they perform physical postures.

Loving the Beauty

Author: Peyton Dare

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736308965

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Jeder hat eine helle und eine dunkle Seite in sich. Aber kann man beide lieben? Um ihren Bruder wiederzufinden, hat Celeste ihren Körper und ihre Seele an Braden "the Beast" Hunter verloren. Auf seinem versteckten Anwesen lebt Celeste wie in einem goldenen Käfig. Sie hat alles, was sie sich je erträumt hat, und muss Braden dafür alles von sich geben. Doch während die Welt seinem Vermögen, seine feinen Maßanzügen und seinem entwaffnenden Lächeln blenden lässt, erkennt sie hinter seiner Maske etwas Dunkles, Unheimliches und Einsames - an das sie langsam aber sicher ihr Herz zu verlieren droht ... Band 2 der erotischen Liebesroman-Dilogie von Bestseller-Autorin Peyton Dare

The "beauty truths" of literature

Elemente einer Dichtungstheorie in Aldous Huxleys Essayistik

Author: Gerhard Wagner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825853587

Category: Poetics

Page: 265

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The Beauty of the Cross

The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Author: Richard Viladesau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040668

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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From the earliest period of its existence, Christianity has been recognized as the "religion of the cross." Some of the great monuments of Western art are representations of the brutal torture and execution of Christ. Despite the horror of crucifixion, we often find such images beautiful. The beauty of the cross expresses the central paradox of Christian faith: the cross of Christ's execution is the symbol of God's victory over death and sin. The cross as an aesthetic object and as a means of devotion corresponds to the mystery of God's wisdom and power manifest in suffering and apparent failure. In this volume, Richard Viladesau seeks to understand the beauty of the cross as it developed in both theology and art from their beginnings until the eve of the renaissance. He argues that art and symbolism functioned as an alternative strand of theological expression -- sometimes parallel to, sometimes interwoven with, and sometimes in tension with formal theological reflection on the meaning of the Crucifixion and its role insalvation history. Using specific works of art to epitomize particular artistic and theological paradigms, Viladesau then explores the contours of each paradigm through the works of representative theologians as well as liturgical, poetic, artistic, and musical sources. The beauty of the cross is examined from Patristic theology and the earliest representations of the Logos on the cross, to the monastic theology of victory and the Romanesque crucified "majesty," to the Anselmian "revolution" that centered theological and artistic attention on the suffering humanity of Jesus, and finally to the breakdown of the high scholastic theology of the redemption in empirically concentrated nominalism and the beginnings of naturalism in art. By examining the relationship between aesthetic and conceptual theology, Viladesau deepens our understanding of the foremost symbol of Christianity. This volume makes an important contribution to an emerging field, breaking new ground in theological aesthetics. The Beauty of the Cross is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the passion of Christ and its representation.

In the Beauty of the Lilies

A Novel

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307421333

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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In the Beauty of the Lilies begins in 1910 and traces God’s relation to four generations of American seekers, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith but finds solace at the movies, respite from “the bleak facts of life, his life, gutted by God’s withdrawal.” His son, Teddy, becomes a mailman who retreats from American exceptionalism, religious and otherwise, into a life of studied ordinariness. Teddy has a daughter, Esther, who becomes a movie star, an object of worship, an All-American goddess. Her neglected son, Clark, is possessed of a native Christian fervor that brings the story full circle: in the late 1980s he joins a Colorado sect called the Temple, a handful of “God’s elect” hastening the day of reckoning. In following the Wilmots’ collective search for transcendence, John Updike pulls one wandering thread from the tapestry of the American Century and writes perhaps the greatest of his later novels.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Author: Martin McDonagh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408173832

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 2829

The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag her manipulative ageing mother whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific.

Beneath the Beauty

Author: Phlip Arima

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414668

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 4285

Beneath the Beauty is Philip Arima's first collection of poetry. His work is gritty and rhythmic, passionate and uncompromising. His writing reveals themes like love, life on the street and addiction. Arima has a terrifying clarity of vision in his portrayal of contemporary life. Despite the cruelties inflicted and endured by his characters, he is able to find a compassionate element even in the bleakest of circumstances.

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