The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

By Bernie Clark

Bernie Clark's The whole advisor to Yin Yoga offers an in-depth examine the philosophy and perform of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on the right way to perform Yin Yoga, together with descriptions with images of 30 Yin Yoga asanas.

All types of yoga offers merits bodily, emotionally, and mentally, notwithstanding Yin Yoga works the deeper degrees of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and the vigorous channels of the meridians, nerves and blood procedure. One difference spotted by way of scholars of Yin Yoga is the long-held, passive nature of the posture, which supplies time for a deeper trip to spread, a trip into the meditative features of yoga, a bridge to residing existence mindfully.

Clark provides complete details on how one can do the perform, together with a deep glance inside of over dozen Yin Yoga postures exhibiting the good thing about the pose, the best way to get into and out of the pose, contraindications and warnings should you can have hassle with specific features of the posture, and different vital info. the advantages are explored in 3 major sections: the physiological advantages, the lively merits and the mental/emotional benefits.

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How the Snake Lost its Legs: Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo

By Lewis I. Held Jr.

How did the zebra particularly get its stripes, and the giraffe its
long neck? what's the technological know-how at the back of camel humps, leopard spots
and different animal oddities? Such questions have involved us for
centuries, however the increasing box of evo-devo (evolutionary
developmental biology) is now supplying, for the 1st time, a
wealth of insights and solutions. Taking suggestion from Kipling's
'Just So Stories', this e-book weaves rising insights from
evo-devo right into a narrative that offers startling explanations
for the foundation and evolution of features around the animal kingdom
Held's designated and interesting variety makes this narrative both
enlightening and pleasing, guiding scholars and researchers
through even complicated thoughts and inspiring a fuller
understanding of the newest advancements within the box. The first
five chapters disguise the 1st bilaterally symmetric animals
flies, butterflies, snakes, and cheetahs. a last bankruptcy surveys
recent effects a few menagerie of different animals

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Just intervals and tone representation in contemporary music

By Robert Tatsuo Hasegawa

Traditionally, periods among musical pitches were understood via special conceptual versions: both as distances in an imaginary house or as ratios among frequencies or string lengths. each one version has its personal biases: the gap version is well-suited to developing summary pitch geometries, whereas the ratio version bargains perception into an interval's sonic caliber and balance. In contemporary tune conception scholarship, the recognition of the space version has resulted in the forget of period ratios: during this dissertation, I argue go back to the ratio version bargains a deeper figuring out of many works of latest track that are tough to investigate with distance-based tools.

One subset of the ratio durations is of specific curiosity: the simply durations, durations with frequencies comparable through basic entire quantity ratios like 3/2 or 5/4, have traditionally been linked to musical consonance. The psychoacoustical houses which offer basic simply durations their consonant impression persist for periods with extra advanced ratios; such "extended simply intonation" has been explored via composers together with Harry Partch and Ben Johnston. as well as their consonance, simply periods strongly suggest a harmonic root, delivering cognitive aid for varied sorts of tonal centricity.

In order to use simply intonation conception to a broader number of track, I suggest a concept of harmonic notion in accordance with Hugo Riemann's Tonvorstellung . I argue that even durations which aren't completely simply are inclined to proportion harmonic houses with the closest simply interval--for instance, we listen a piano's tempered significant 3rd as primarily similar to a simply significant 3rd, even supposing the tempered 3rd is a bit wider. I name this technique of matching a heard period to a close-by simply period "tone representation." the speculation is constructed into 3 choice ideas for sensible application--these ideas draw on fresh study in Gestalt and track psychology.

The conception is used to research twentieth-century works by means of composers together with Arnold Schoenberg, György Ligeti, l. a. Monte younger, and Gérard Grisey. As a realistic thought dependent in belief, tone illustration can illustrate the typical elements among works through composers with very varied aesthetics and compositional strategies.

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Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics

By Tony Hasler

Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics is set optimizing person SQL statements, in particular on creation database structures. This Oracle-specific e-book starts by means of assuming you will have already pointed out a selected SQL assertion and are contemplating taking steps to enhance its functionality. The publication describes a scientific procedure through which to diagnose an issue assertion, determine a repair, and to enforce that repair effectively in a construction procedure. you are going to research not just to enhance functionality while it's too sluggish, but additionally to stabilize functionality whilst it truly is too variable. you will know about approach data and the way the Cost-Based Optimizer makes use of them to figure out an appropriate execution plan for a given assertion. That wisdom offers the basis from which to spot the basis reason, and to stabilize and increase functionality.

Next after selecting an issue and the underlying root reason is to install position an answer. Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics explains tips to observe a variety of treatments reminiscent of altering the SQL assertion, including tricks, altering the actual layout, and extra, and the way they are often delivered to endure on solving an issue as soon as and for all.

Rolling a transformation out easily is a crucial subject whilst facing tuning and optimization. Expert Oracle SQL: Optimization, Deployment, and Statistics doesn't allow you to down during this serious zone. The e-book includes chapters of excellent details from an skilled specialist on the best way to thoroughly set up alterations into construction in order that your platforms ultimate operating and to be had in the course of the deployment strategy.

  • Describes a scientific method of tuning Oracle SQL
  • Explains how issues are meant to paintings, what can get it wrong, and the way to mend it
  • Takes you thru the stairs had to stabilize functionality on your creation structures

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Niccolò Machiavelli: History, Power, and Virtue (Value Inquiry Books Series, Volume 226)

By Leonidas Donskis

This quantity is an try and reconsider Niccolò Machiavelli, probably the most demanding political thinkers within the historical past of ecu political concept. In 2013, we'll mark 500 years considering the fact that Machiavelli wrote his confusing letter to Lorenzo de' Medici, Il Principe. This publication is an undertaking to hide one of the most complicated facets of Machiavelli's lifestyles and paintings.

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Leading Libraries: How to Create a Service Culture

Caliber management is critical to the very way forward for our occupation. And it does not merely come from the head down. potent management is customer-focused and collaborative, fostering a provider tradition that invitations the involvement of people in every thing and at each point of the association, because the authors persuasively reveal during this functional new e-book. Drawing from case reports in addition to the literature of commercial and social sciences, the authors offer tips on find out how to follow the values of provider management to either public and educational libraries. by using examples, routines, and instruments for improvement, this booklet walks readers throughout the steps had to create a sustainable, service-oriented version by

  • Explaining how a provider tradition reaches past the person chief with positional authority and extends to all individuals
  • Showing how one can construct rapport and belief inside of a company, and the way to stability encouragement with accountability
  • Detailing strategic considering and making plans tools that would bring about advancements in customer support, human assets, organizational improvement, and training
  • Helping library leaders create a sustainable carrier tradition via codifying their organization's values, with recommendation on guidelines and techniques comparable to recruitment, functionality evaluate, repayment, and succession planning
  • Discussing the surroundings of switch in libraries, exhibiting how a library's organizational tradition is on the middle of being responsive and staying relevant

This precious source gathers the foundations and most sensible practices of management, and issues the best way in the direction of making a provider tradition that makes each employees member a library chief.

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The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America

By Arthur C. Brooks

The popular economist and president of the yankee firm Institute—the prime highbrow imagine tank at the right—offers a daring new imaginative and prescient for conservatism as a circulate for social and fiscal justice.

In The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks contends that once years of targeting monetary development and conventional social values, it's time for a brand new form of conservatism—one that is helping the susceptible with out mortgaging our children’s destiny. In Brooks’ bold imaginative and prescient, this conservative circulation fights poverty, promotes equivalent chance, celebrates earned good fortune, and values religious enlightenment. it's an inclusive circulation with a favorable schedule to aid humans lead happier, extra hopeful, and extra happy lives.

One of the country’s best students and coverage thinkers, Brooks has thought of those concerns for many years. Drawing on years of study at the resources of happiness, he asserts that what humans such a lot want are 4 “institutions of meaning”—faith, relatives, neighborhood, and significant paintings. those aren't purely the rules of private well being, but additionally the mandatory skill for development a greater nation.

Combining reporting, unique learn, and case reviews, and freed from vituperative politics, The Conservative Heart is an clever and compelling manifesto for renewal. transparent, well-reasoned, and available, it's a welcome new procedure for disconsolate conservatives trying to find clean, actionable rules to deal with the intense difficulties confronting us this day and to reclaim our destiny, and for politically self sustaining voters who think that neither political get together addresses their wishes or concerns.

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Mobile Networks Architecture

By Andre Perez

This booklet explains the evolutions of structure for mobiles and summarizes the several technologies:
– 2G: the GSM (Global procedure for cellular) community, the GPRS (General Packet Radio carrier) community and the sting (Enhanced info for international Evolution) evolution;
– 3G: the UMTS (Universal cellular Telecommunications process) community and the HSPA (High velocity Packet entry) evolutions:
- HSDPA (High pace Downlink Packet Access),
- HSUPA (High velocity Uplink Packet Access),
- HSPA+;
– 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet procedure) network.
the phone carrier and knowledge transmission are the 2 major providers supplied via those networks. The evolutions are essentially dictated through the rise within the expense of knowledge transmission around the radio interface among the community and mobiles.
This ebook is meant as a quite simply comprehensible aid to aid scholars and execs wishing to speedy gather the most techniques of networks for mobiles comprehend the applied sciences deployed.

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The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

Whilst it was once released in 1994, Roger Schwarz's The expert Facilitator earned common severe acclaim and have become a landmark within the box. The e-book is a vintage paintings for specialists, facilitators, managers, leaders, running shoes, and coaches--anyone whose position is to facilitate and consultant teams towards knowing their inventive and problem-solving capability. This completely revised variation offers the basic fabrics for an individual that works in the box of facilitation and comprises easy yet potent flooring principles for team interplay. choked with illustrative examples, the ebook comprises confirmed thoughts for beginning conferences at the correct foot and finishing them certainly and decisively. this significant source additionally bargains sensible tools for dealing with feelings once they come up in a gaggle and provides a diagnostic technique for opting for and fixing difficulties which could undermine the crowd approach.

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Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

Anarchy within the Age of Dinosaurs lays out a brand new knowing of political anarchy, person who goals to switch the mass stream with a scrappy multitude of mutineers, mad scientists, sprawling shanties, and thieves within the evening. the 1st version went out of print in 2009 whilst the USA govt stole each last replica and all of the electronic backups with a sealed warrant. Authorship of the booklet used to be utilized in the government's statements to the media as to why the mysterious raid used to be played. Now it really is again in print, in a brand new variation!

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