12 Jul 2020

Tag: Reference

Engineering

The History of Grinding 

An in-depth examination of the oldest engineering process, The History of Grinding begins at the start of agriculture and outlines how size reduction developed over the centuries(without completely immersing the reader in technical detail). Great technical achievements have led to the machines of today, which…

Ancient Civilizations

Engineering the Pyramids 

In Engineering the Pyramids, author Dick Parry – a civil engineer – assesses the design of the pyramids and the likely methods of quarrying, transporting and raising the stones. Basing his ideas on both the archaeological record and the basic principles of engineering – as…

Philosophy

Focus, Evaluativity, and Antonymy: A Study in the Semantics of Only and its Interaction with Gradable Antonyms (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy) 

This book uncovers properties of focus association with ‘only’ by examining the interaction between the particle and bare (or “evaluative”) gradable terms. Its empirical building blocks are paradigms involving upward-scalar terms like ‘few’ and ‘rarely’, and their downward-scalar antonyms ‘many’ and ‘frequently’, an area that…

Biographies & Memoirs

Pain Studies 

“A fascinating, totally seductive read!” ―Eula Biss, author of Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays and On Immunity: An Inoculation “A book built of brain and nerve and blood and heart. . . . Irreverent and astute. . . . Pain Studies will change…

Alternative Medicine

Preventing Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Control Ticks in the Home Landscape; Prevent Infection Using Herbal Protocols; Treat Tick Bites with Natural Remedies 

Disease-carrying ticks are found in all 50 states in the U.S. and, as their numbers rise and their ranges increase, so, too, do cases of tick-borne illnesses. Alexis Chesney, a naturopathic physician specializing in the treatment of diseases transmitted through tick bites, offers a comprehensive…