The key to our minds ability to create is to bring forth images that help us to see the world in a different way, a new way. With this line of vision, we are opened to numerous possibilities. All hopes that have once seemed so far a way suddenly become attainable. For moments that are surrounded by despair, with no sign of light to guide us, are soon turned into a time of triumph and rejoicing. There is a spirit of our mind's eye, when at its most active, gives more power to extend itself further. That is inspiration. Drawn from the simplest of matters or objects that we may or may not have taken notice. In these stories, inspiration is given to a number of working people, who try to fill in the missing links in their vocations of choice. For in their midst they come face to face with an ultimate gift from a common object, a statue, a cloth sculpture, a beaded art form. Whichever name they are given, the message to these people is to respond to this gift; Find within their hearts the courage to go beyond where the eyes can see.
Born under an evil moon harboring dark secrets, Earl Cain C. Hargreves, the youthful heir of the aristocratic Hargreves family, is a man on a quest to find the truth about his family's past. Written in dark, harrowing episodes, The CAIN Saga chronicles how Cain solves the strange crimes that seem to plague his cursed existence, yet somehow bring him closer to deciphering the puzzling circumstances surrounding his father's tragic death.
[A] new people appeared on the scene, bringing with them the elements of a high culture and a knowledge of working in metals. These were the Pharaonic Egyptians, who seem to have come from Babylonia and the coasts of southern Arabia. Cities were built and kingdoms were founded on the banks of the Nile, and the Early Israel and the surrounding .population was forced to become the serfs of the new-comers, to cultivate their fields, to confine the Nile within artificial boundaries, and to carry out those engineering works which have made the valley of the Nile what it is to-day. -from "Chapter V: Egypt" A.H. Sayce was one of the most controversial figures in the field of biblical archaeology at the turn of the 20th century, a popularizer of ancient history who sought to prove the veracity of the Bible as an historical document. This 1899 work leaves no doubt as to why he enjoyed such success with the public: this is a compulsively readable work, yet one of formidable scholarship as well. A brisk study of the legendary places of the Bible-and of the dawn of human civilization-Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations briefly explores the landscapes and the cultures of Israel, Canaan, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor with wit and panache. It remains an excellent foundation for appreciating the Biblical as history and as literature. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Sayce's The Hibbert Lectures, 1887: Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of the Ancient Babylonians British classical scholar ARCHIBALD HENRY SAYCE (1845-1933), a fellow and lecturer in Assyriology at Oxford, is best known for his book The History of Hebrews and his deciphering of the Hittite language. An expert in Ancient Near Eastern civilization and culture, he also authored Assyria: Its Princes, Priests and People and The Races of the Old Testament.
One of the first applications of ultrasound was in submarine sonar equip- ment. Since then ultrasound has found increasing applications, particularly in industry, but increasingly in biomedicine. For many years ultrasound has been used in physical therapy, although only in the past decade or two has it evolved from laboratory curiosity to a well-established diagnostic imaging modality. Ultrasound is now a widely accepted, indeed pervasive, diagnos- tic and therapeutic tool in the medical field, and its applications are increasing rapidly. Our intent in developing this book is to provide a coherent tutorial intro- duction to the field of medical ultrasound at a level suitable for those en- tering the area from either medical or scientific backgrounds. The topics discussed should be of interest to nearly all medical and health care per- sonnel needing to understand or operate ultrasonic devices, including clini- cians, medical technicians, physiotherapists, medical physicists, and other biomedical scientists interested in the field. The book opens with a description of the basic principles of propagating acoustic waves, explains how they interact with a wide range of biological systems, and outlines the effects they produce. To provide practical infor- mation to operators of ultrasound equipment, we have included thorough coverage of the details of ultrasonic instrumentation and measurement techniques, and set forth the framework for an effective quality assurance program.