Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch―as they were celebrated during the Enlightenment and as they are perceived today.Blindfolding children from birth? Playing a piano made of live cats? Using tobacco to cure drowning? Wearing “flea”-colored clothes? These actions may seem odd to us, but in the eighteenth century, they made perfect sense.As often as we use our senses, we rarely stop to think about their place in history. But perception is not dependent on the body alone. Carolyn Purnell persuasively shows that, while our bodies may not change dramatically, the way we think about the senses and put them to use has been rather different over the ages. Journeying through the past three hundred years, Purnell explores how people used their senses in ways that might shock us now. And perhaps more surprisingly, she shows how many of our own ways of life are a legacy of this earlier time.The Sensational Past focuses on the ways in which small, peculiar, and seemingly unimportant facts open up new ways of thinking about the past. You will explore the sensory worlds of the Enlightenment, learning how people in the past used their senses, understood their bodies, and experienced the rapidly shifting world around them.In this smart and witty work, Purnell reminds us of the value of daily life and the power of the smallest aspects of existence using culinary history, fashion, medicine, music, and many other aspects of Enlightenment life. 11 illustrations
Discover more patterns, more stitches, and more styles--this follow-up to the award-winning bestseller Sensational Knitted Socks presents new possibilities for knitting great socks!Combine the yarn, gauge, stitch pattern, and size of your choice to knit more than 1,000 variations of adult- and kid-sized socksStart with 11 basic designs; then try loads of different looks with an all-new stitch-pattern libraryChoose your favorite technique--use four or five double-pointed needles or two circular needles
The Story of King Tut for Children!: The Mystery of the Boy Pharaoh and How the Sensational Discovery of His Tomb Changed Our View of the Ancient World Forever
Almost a century ago, two intrepid archaeologists unsealed the shrine doors of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber after 3,000 years and discovered a nearly intact tomb that changed our knowledge of ancient history forever.Even to this day, however, there are many more questions than answers about this mysterious boy king.Read this easy-to-read children's book and discover...* Who was King Tutankhamun and why is it so important?* Who discovered the tomb of King Tut?* What did they discover when they unsealed the tomb after 3,000 years?* Was King Tut a fierce warrior as many believe?* What were Tutankhamun's main accomplishments?* The mystery of King Tut's death -- was he murdered?...and Much, Much More!So scroll back up and download this educational children's book that reveals the incredible story of King Tutankhamun.
Songs for Sensational Kids Vol. 1: The Wiggly Scarecrow
Singer/songwriter Coles Whalen collaborated with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (Denver, CO) to create a CD for children. These 15 songs were designed to help children learn about, use and develop their sensory processing. A wonderful CD for all kids!
Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors
Blood on the Street is a riveting account of the Wall Street scam in which ordinary investors lost literally billions of dollars -- in many cases their life savings -- in one of the greatest deceptions ever, by the crack reporter who broke the original story. In one of the most outrageous examples of dirty dealing in the history of Wall Street, hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits were made during the booming 1990s as a result of research analysts issuing positive stock ratings on companies that kicked back investment banking business. Now, for the first time, award-winning journalist Charles Gasparino reveals the whole fascinating story of greed, arrogance, and corruption. It was Gasparino's front-page reporting in The Wall Street Journal that brought the story to national attention and spurred New York State attorney general Eliot Spitzer to launch an official probe. Now, Gasparino goes behind his own headlines to tell the inside story of this spectacular swindle -- with revelations from his unprecedented access to never-before-published depositions and documents, including e-mail exchanges leading all the way up to Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill. Drawing on his research and interviews with industry insiders, Gasparino takes readers into the back rooms of Wall Street's top investment firms and captures the outsize personalities of three key players: Salomon Smith Barney's Jack Grubman, a braggart with one of the largest salaries on Wall Street; Merrill Lynch's Henry Blodget, the Yale graduate who hyped his way to the top of the research pyramid; and Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker, the "Queen of the Internet," who foresaw the market catastrophe but gave in to the pressures Blood on the Street shows how regulators, like former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt, allowed the deceptive practices to fester and grow during the 1990s bubble, leaving the door open for a then- little-known attorney general from New York State to step in and make his mark by holding Wall Street accountable. Gasparino provides the first major account of Spitzer's rise to prominence, detailing how the attorney general pursued key players to build his case against Wall Street, including his shifting allegiance to the powerful New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso. A fast-paced narrative rich in sharp insights, Blood on the Street is the definitive book on the financial debacle that affected millions of Americans.
Telling Tales: How to Write Sensational Short Stories
The passing on of stories is as old as mankind, and the urge to tell them, for many of us, runs deep. Those of us who find ourselves afflicted by what many writers liken to a disease, will know only too well that the true writer can’t NOT write – many of us tend to do so compulsively. And even if we’re not all scribbling furiously in cafes, a la the fabled J K Rowling, then we’re often to be found, miles away, staring into space, while engaged in doing likewise in our heads.This step-by-step course on creating sensational short fiction is for everyone. Written by bestselling author Lynne Barrett-Lee, and based on her face-to-face course of the same name, Telling Tales will guide you through the whole writing process, from the basics - where to start, how to create characters, how to plot and to write sparkling dialogue - to the business of polishing and editing your fiction, before taking the next step - getting it out there in the world. It assumes nothing: it doesn’t matter whether you already have some experience or are a complete novice, because writing fiction, at any level, requires just three vital things: a desire to create stories (that disease mentioned earlier), an imagination (if it’s rusty, no matter; it will be nurtured) and most of all, a sense of adventure. In other words, nothing the average person can’t muster, if telling tales looks like becoming an affliction for you too…Lynne Barrett-LeeNovelist and Ghostwriter Lynne Barrett-Lee has been a full time author since the mid 1990s, and after a successful period as a short story writer, with over 100 published stories to her name, has gone on to pen a dozen Sunday Times Bestsellers.For two hours a week, however, she also enjoys teaching creative writing, running two popular classes at Cardiff University.Novel, and its companion guide to writing short fiction, Telling Tales, are written distillations of those courses."A fantastic, supportive course: just what I needed when I was setting out to become a professional writer. Constructive advice and feedback on what I was writing, combined with practical help on negotiating the world of markets, agents and publishers. Lynne shares her successful experience generously." - Peter HigginsPeter Higgins' first novel, Wolfhound Century, is published by Gollancz in the UK and Orbit in the US, and in translation in France, Germany, Poland and Finland. The sequel, Truth and Fear, comes out in early 2014."Before Lynne’s course, I was a revved up sports car after a three gin lunch, full of ideas, ambition and passion, but prone to crashing into a central reservation of procrastination and improbability. The content of the course was the steadying hand that transformed my desire into direction and eventual publication. I owe Lynne a lifetime of three gin lunches as thanks."Dan Tyte, author of ‘Half Plus Seven’, published by Parthian Books, spring 2014."Lynne's classes are fun and friendly and her expertise covers many different aspects of writing. If you can't be there in person then the chance to read her notes has to be the next best thing." Evonne Wareham, award-winning author of romantic suspense.
Widespread strategic innovation means that businesses now face more complex and dynamic issues than ever before. Yet many business-people are still using outdated management theories and approaches based on static and expired business models.This course is designed to equip professionals, entrepreneurs and established business owners with the ability to analyse, improve and create new business models that work and are grounded in 21st-century strategic thinking.Whether you need to pitch your new business case, reposition your market or predict your next big growth trajectory, this course will teach you how to deliver effective, scalable and transferable business models.The business world is changing at pace. Learn to apply 21st Century strategic models to your work and ensure your business and become one of the most valuable people in your company.
Sensational sewing projects demand fabulous fabrics! Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes shows you how to create an astonishing array of surface designs, simply and safely, using textile paints and printing ink. She covers a wide variety of techniques: stamping, ancient Japanese Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour resist, image transfer, marbling, nature printing, foils and metal leaf, and more. Step-by-step photographs illustrate every technique, and Rezendes includes innovative suggestions on how to combine and layer techniques for stunningly original results.
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