The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling is not a competition, at least not in the ring. The wrestlers know it, the promoters know it, and the fans absolutely know it. Everybody’s in on the joke, but the sport is no less a significant part of pop culture (and the competition outside the ring among promoters and cable networks is ferocious). Shoemaker navigates wrestling’s history from the turn of the late 1800s, when it was often a carnival sideshow. ...

Microfluidic And Compartmentalized Platforms For Neurobiological Research (neuromethods, V. 103)

This volume presents cutting-edge techniques to design, fabricate and use compartmentalized microfluidic devices. Chapters encompass axon guidance and manipulation, compartmentalized devices for synapse manipulation, cell populations interaction either in physiological or pathological condition and compartmentalized devices for pharmacological research and drug discovery. Written in the popular Neuromethods series style, chapters inc...

The Secret Life of Beer!: Exposed: Legends, Lore & Little-Known Facts

Beer has inspired, influenced, and excited human beings for thousands of years and Alan D. Eames, the certified “king of beer,” has traveled the world uncovering The Secret Life of Beer. In this book, he reveals untold stories, lore, and references to beer in poetry, song, literature, and history. Readers will be astonished to learn the esoteric facts Eames has discovered, such as that in most ancient cultures only women were allowed...

Flower Development: Methods And Protocols

In Flower Development: Methods and Protocols, researchers in the field detail protocols for  experimental approaches that are currently used to study the formation of flowers, from genetic methods and phenotypic analyses, to genome-wide experiments, modeling, and system-wide approaches. Written in the highly successfulMethods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the n...

The Art Of Sea Glass

This talented artist and photographer gives us a wonderful look at sea glass in all its variety and color. She composes arresting patterns using contrasting textures and media like rope, wood, shells and glass to frame the unique pieces in her collection - so creative and original. I understand that actual collectors prize the memories associated with finding their treasures, but the rest of us without ready access to the beach can e...

Lesbianism Made Easy

The essential guide to enjoying modern lesbianism These days, lesbians are everywhere you turn, streaming for your entertainment or commenting on the important political movements and hairdos of the day. Yet as more doors open on this often-misunderstood world, who hasn’t found him- or herself wondering how he or she might uncover the secrets, experience the glamour, enjoy the special advantages of lesbianism? Helen Eisenbach’s hilar...

Monument Valley: Navajo Nation Natural Wonder (companion Press Series)

“No one fills a photographic frame with such authentic power, majesty, and passion as America's master landscape artist, David Muench. For more than half a century, he has roamed the great natural places of our vast country to burn his own indelible image of the wild upon our souls. Welcome to Monument Valley Tribal Park—a world of weather-carved rock and wind-driven sand, of massive buttes painted with dark desert varnish, of hardy ...

Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes And Theatre

Throughout his career, famed critical theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) had a complex and often uneasy relationship with theatre and performance. From his early theatre criticism, through his abrupt and enigmatic silence on theatre, to the theoretical 'stagings' of his thought in the 1970s, Barthes committed several stunning reversals with his opinions on theatrical performance. In Performance Degree Zero, Timothy Scheie argues tha...

Crowdfunding for Social Good, Financing Your Mark on the World

Crowdfunding for Social Good is both practical and inspiring, featuring the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding and practical advice to help you do the same. Crowdfunding is the newest way for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to raise money for their causes, projects and companies. By reading this book, you can join the thousands who have successfully raised money to change the world. L...

The Complete Book of Home Inspection, 4th Edition

This comprehensive instruction manual covers every aspect of a home inspection. It includes the exterior, interior, and electro-mechanicals of the home or condominium apartment. The book is basic enough for a layperson and detailed enough to be a working on-site tool for professional home inspectors. Revealing techniques and methods used by experienced home inspectors, this heavily illustrated reference details how to evaluate the co...