Light From Many Lamps

Author : Lillian Watson
ISBN : 9780671652500
Genre : Religion
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Gathers quotations and brief selections about happiness, faith, courage, confidence, self-discipline, love, hope, family life and contentment
Category: Religion

Light From Many Lamps

Author : Lillian E. Watson
ISBN : 0671835076
Genre : Religion
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Book Of Etiquette

Author : Lillian Eichler
ISBN : 9781605209760
Genre : Reference
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The only serious competitor to Emily Post as etiquette maven to America between the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt. This is the guide to good manners she produced in 1921, mining her own experience as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it was a huge hit with those aspiring to a grander station. Volume I covers: [ why it pays to be agreeable [ the secret of social success [ engagements and weddings [ how and when to make an introduction [ the intricacies of the social call [ calling cards for the young lady, the married couple, and others [ correspondence and invitations [ appropriate dress for children [ addressing titled people [ and much more.
Category: Reference

Life At The Speed Of Light

Author : J. Craig Venter
ISBN : 9781101638026
Genre : Science
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the world’s first synthetic lifeform. In Life at the Speed of Light, scientist J. Craig Venter, best known for sequencing the human genome, shares the dramatic account of how he led a team of researchers in this pioneering effort in synthetic genomics—and how that work will have a profound impact on our existence in the years to come. This is a fascinating and authoritative study that provides readers an opportunity to ponder afresh the age-old question “What is life?” at the dawn of a new era of biological engineering.
Category: Science

The Light Of Paris

Author : Eleanor Brown
ISBN : 9780399573736
Genre : Fiction
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"I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted—it made me long for Paris."—Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You The miraculous new novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Weird Sisters—a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike. Madeleine is trapped—by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer—reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine’s stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.
Category: Fiction


Author : Jane Brox
ISBN : 9780547487151
Genre : History
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Brilliant, reminiscent of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift in its reach and of Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time in its haunting evocation of human lives, offers a sweeping view of a surprisingly revealing aspect of human history—from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to the LEDs embedded in fabrics of the future. Brox plumbs the class implications of light—who had it, who didn’t—through the many centuries when crude lamps and tallow candles constricted waking hours. She convincingly portrays the hell-bent pursuit of whale oil as the first time the human desire for light thrust us toward an environmental tipping point. Only decades later, gas street lights opened up the evening hours to leisure, which changed the ways we live and sleep and the world’s ecosystems. Edison’s “tiny strip of paper that a breath would blow away” produced a light that seemed to its users all but divorced from human effort or cost. And yet, as Brox’s informative and hair-raising portrait of our current grid system shows, the cost is ever with us. Brilliant is infused with human voices, startling insights, and—only a few years before it becomes illegal to sell most incandescent light bulbs in the United States—timely questions about how our future lives will be shaped by light.
Category: History

Light From The Middle East

Author : Marta Rachel Weiss
ISBN : 3869305576
Genre : Photography
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Light from the Middle East explores the various ways that contemporary Middle Eastern artists deploy the language and techniques of photography. Whether embracing the capacity of photography to record or bear witness, or subverting that process in order to highlight its susceptibility to manipulation and recontextualization, they use the medium to tell stories, to question, and to challenge. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (13 November 20127 April 2013), the first major museum exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern photography. It presents over 25 artists from across the greater Middle East (including North Africa and Central Asia), whose multiple viewpoints are appropriate to a region where collisions between personal, social, religious and political life can be emotive and complex. It includes a wide array of work made by artists living in the region and in diaspora, ranging from photojournalism to staged and digitally manipulated photographs. Marta Weiss is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has organised exhibitions at the V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Princeton University Art Museum, and has published articles and catalogue essays on topics ranging from Victorian photocollage to contemporary Iranian photography. She holds a BA in history of art from Harvard University and earned a PhD, specialising in the history of photography, from Princeton University. Venetia Porter is curator of the collection of Islamic and modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art at the British Museum. She studied Arabic and Islamic art at Oxford University and obtained her Ph.D on the medieval history and architecture of the Yemen from the University of Durham. Her publications include Islamic Tiles (1995), Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East (2006), Arabic and Persian Seals and Amulets (2011), The Art of Hajj (2012), and (ed.) Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (2012).
Category: Photography

Man The Unknown

Author : Alexis Carrel
ISBN : 0987508822
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Alexis Carrel is a Nobel Prize winning scientist. In "Man, The Unknown" he puts forward his vision of society's optimal direction. Originally published in 1935, this is a fascinating insight into early 20th century philosophy. "Man, The Unknown" takes the reader through a physiological, mental and ultimately a spiritual journey of understanding humanity, from the level of an individual life to that of society in its entirety.

75 People Who Changed The World

Author : Editor - Ira Rifkin
ISBN : 9788179925829
Genre : Religion
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75 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD is a wonderful, provocative collection of short biographies of reformers, scholars, martyrs and mystics – of many faiths – who shook up religious thought and practice in the twentieth century. The short profiles make interesting reading – and, often, discovery – and the quotations and bibliographies following each profile make this an even more valuable resource. It’s an admiring and instructive survey of influential spiritual practitioners and pioneers. A celebration of the human spirit, ideal for both seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, 75 People Who Changed The World is an authoritative guide to the most creative spiritual ideas and actions of the past century – a challenge for us today.
Category: Religion