Chod Practice Manual and Commentary
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Chod Practice Manual and Commentary

This splendid resource for Chöd practitioners contains the Chöd sadhana written by the Fourteenth Karmapa. This daily practice text is given in three versions: Tibetan, a phonetic rendering of the Tibetan, and English translation. Jamgön Kongtrül's commentary on the sadhana supplies necessary amplification and clarification; it is given both in English and Tibetan. An important feature of the commentary is the inclusion of illustrati...

Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts
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Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts

New perspectives on Israelite warfare for biblical studies, military studies, and social theory Contributors investigate what constituted a symbol in war, what rituals were performed and their purpose, how symbols and rituals functioned in and between wars and battles, what effects symbols and rituals had on insiders and outsiders, what ways symbols and rituals functioned as instruments of war, and what roles rituals and symbols play...

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
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Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

"Life on the Edge gives the clearest account I've ever read of the possible ways in which the very small events of the quantum world can affect the world of middle-sized living creatures like us. With great vividness and clarity it shows how our world is tinged, even saturated, with the weirdness of the quantum." —Philip Pullman

Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy
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Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy

Containing papers from the 3rd International Conference on Energy Production and Management: The Quest for Sustainable Energy, this book discusses the future creation and use of energy resources. It also examines the issue of converting new sustainable sources of energy into useful forms, while finding efficient methods of storage and distribution.An important objective of the book is discussing ways in which more efficient use can b...

Faith and Fertility: Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times
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Faith and Fertility: Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

When an individual or couple is considering a difficult choice such as IVF treatment or third party assisted conception, the moral and ethical basis for their decisions may often be informed by their particular faith traditions. Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders from around the world. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is pra...

Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire
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Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire

In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultu...

Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora
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Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Africans to Spanish America expands the diaspora framework to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African diaspora in the Spanish empires. Analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes opens up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of mul...

Microbes in Soil and Their Agricultural Prospects
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Microbes in Soil and Their Agricultural Prospects

The book Microbes in Soil and Their Agricultural Prospects is a collection of advantageous, informative, simulative and holistic viewpoints presenting basic and applied aspects of microbial functioning in soil. This book covers physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of microbiomes pertaining to the production of available nitrogen (nitrogen fixation), phosphorus (P mobilization) and plant-growth promoting hormones for ad...

Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology
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Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Hallucination is the definitive collection on the philosophy and psychology of hallucination, offering a wide range of perspectives on this fascinating phenomenon. Macpherson provides a marvelous introduction, zeroing in with characteristic acuity on issues surrounding hallucination raised by experimental psychology, the metaphysics of perception, and epistemology.