The New Cambridge Modern History, Vol. 1: The Renaissance, by G. R. Potter, Denys Hay

By G. R. Potter, Denys Hay

In a preface written for the paperback version, Professor Hay examines the various alterations in Renaissance scholarship because the first book of this quantity in 1957. Successive chapters research the social and fiscal constitution of a continent approximately to set up alternate and colonies within the New international, the highbrow and creative routine which made up the Renaissance, the location of the Church at the eve of the Reformation, the political inheritance of the center a long time, with its emerging state states, and the expansion of the Ottoman Empire

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The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

By Kate Andersen Brower

America's first households are one of the such a lot deepest public figures on the earth. From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded invoice and Hillary Clinton throughout the president's impeachment to the historical but polarizing residency of Barack and Michelle Obama, each one new management brings a different set of personalities to the White House—and a brand new set of demanding situations to the fiercely dependable and hardworking those that serve them: the White residence place of dwelling staff.

No one is familiar with the president of the U.S., and his kinfolk, just like the women and men who make the White condo run each day. Now, for the 1st time, their tales of 50 years, ten administrations, and numerous crises, huge and small, are informed within the place of dwelling. Drawing on hundreds of thousands of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, cooks, florists, doormen, and different staffers—as good as former first girls and primary kinfolk members—Kate Andersen Brower, who coated President Obama's first time period, deals a gaggle portrait of the devoted execs who orchestrate lavish nation dinners; stand prepared in the course of conferences with overseas dignitaries; deal with the president and primary lady's young ones; and cater to each want the 1st couple can have, despite the fact that chic or, occasionally, ridiculous.

In the voices of the place of abode staff themselves—sometimes wry, frequently affectionate, consistently gracious and proud—here are tales of
• The Kennedys—from intimate glimpses in their marriage to the chaotic days after JFK's assassination
• The Johnsons—featuring the unusual saga of LBJ's obsession with the White condominium plumbing
• The Nixons—including Richard Nixon's unforeseen visual appeal within the White residence kitchen the morning he resigned
• The Reagans—from a fireplace that endangered Ronald Reagan past due in his moment time period to Nancy's keep an eye on of information huge and small
• The Clintons—whose inner most battles, marked by way of shouting suits and flying gadgets, unsettled place of dwelling workers
• The Obamas—who danced to Mary J. Blige on their first evening within the White House

And simply as compelling are the tales of the employees themselves, together with Storeroom supervisor invoice Hamilton, who served 11 presidents over fifty-five years; government Housekeeper Christine Limerick, who married a fellow place of abode employee; leader Usher Stephen Rochon, who grew to become the 1st African American to carry the submit; govt Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, who feuded fiercely with government Chef Walter Scheib; and Butler James Ramsey, who made neighbors with presidents invoice Clinton and George W. Bush, and whose spirit lively the White residence via six administrations prior to his dying in 2014.

Working tirelessly to supply impeccable carrier and incomes the belief and timeless admiration of every new first relations, those impressive White residence staff served on a daily basis in the middle of history—and lived to inform the tales.

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Intellectual property rights in agriculture: the World by Uma J. Lele, William Lesser, Gesa Horstkotte-Wesseler

By Uma J. Lele, William Lesser, Gesa Horstkotte-Wesseler

'Poverty and starvation will not be inextricably hooked up. even supposing bad, a subsistence farmer with enough land, inventory, and seed should be in a position to feed his relations. What the farmer can't do, besides the fact that, is feed the expanding variety of landless friends. international inhabitants is anticipated to develop from 5.8 billion to 8.5 billion through the 12 months 2025. How will this enormous inhabitants be fed?' - From 'Intellectual estate Rights in Agriculture'. The becoming involvement of the personal region in all over the world agricultural biotechnology study makes the difficulty of highbrow estate rights (IPR) an pressing precedence in and for constructing nations. the realm financial institution geared up an important workshop on IPRs, bringing jointly a couple of trained members representing significant associations with a stake in IPR. the gang felt it very important to solve disputes surrounding IPRs in constructing international locations to guard meals safeguard and to make sure uninterrupted provide of latest applied sciences to resource-poor farmers. This booklet includes invaluable insights into the complicated region of highbrow estate rights in agriculture, and should aid supply invaluable and urgently wanted course to the financial institution and to its member and borrower nations.

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1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric by Tomaz Jarm, Peter Kramar

By Tomaz Jarm, Peter Kramar

This quantity offers the complaints of the first international Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed electrical Fields in Biology, medication and nutrition & Environmental applied sciences (WC2015). The congress came about in Portorož, Slovenia, through the week of September sixth to tenth, 2015. The medical a part of the Congress lined diverse elements of electroporation and comparable applied sciences and integrated the next major issues:

· software of pulsed electrical fields expertise in meals: demanding situations and opportunities

· electric impedance dimension for evaluation of electroporation yield

· Electrochemistry and electroporation

· Electroporation meets electrostimulation

· Electrotechnologies for foodstuff and biomass treatment

· meals and biotechnology applications

· In vitro electroporation - simple mechanisms

· Interfacial behaviour of lipid-assemblies, membranes and cells in electrical fields

· Irreversible electroporation in scientific use

· scientific functions: electrochemotherapy

· clinical functions: gene therapy

· Non-electric field-based actual equipment inducing mobile poration and improved molecule transfer

· Non-thermal plasmas for nutrients safeguard, environmental functions and clinical treatments

· PEF for the nutrition undefined: basics and applications

· PEF proce

ss integration - complicated procedure chains and strategy mixtures within the nutrition industry

· Predictable animal models


Pulsed electrical fields and electroporation applied sciences in bioeconomy

· Veterinary clinical applications

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Waltzing into the Cold War: The Struggle for Occupied by James Jay Carafano

By James Jay Carafano

As U.S. troops marched into vanquished Austria on the finish of global struggle II, they confronted the twin initiatives of destroying the remnants of Nazi strength and developing a brand new democratic state. the army used to be adept on the first activity; it used to be woefully unprepared for the second one. those halting efforts, complex via the problems of dealing with the career besides Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, exacerbated an already huge project and fueled the looming chilly conflict war of words among East and West.

In this primary English-language research of mystery postwar U.S. army operations through the career of Austria and of the yank attempt to create a garrison kingdom for NATO’s protection, James Jay Carafano lines U.S. coverage and behaviour from the top of the battle until eventually 1955 and the signing of the treaty that eventually ended in the withdrawal of the career forces. From the very starting of yank presence, he demonstrates, the U.S. military couldn't wean itself from the operational behavior it had cast in battle, practices that skewed U.S. postwar international coverage whereas incomes Austrian resentment and Soviet distrust. The fog of peace, he concludes, befuddled U.S. planners.

In interesting narrative and crystal-clear element, Carafano lays out the process U.S. presence in Austria, the issues the United States encountered, and the issues it triggered. within the direction, he not just sheds new mild in this little-studied element of the chilly struggle, he additionally underscores the mundane fact that peace is essentially assorted from conflict and that armies used in the course of peacetime must be retrained from their struggle concentration in the event that they are to regulate their projects successfully.

Those drawn to modern army peace-keeping efforts in addition to these attempting to comprehend the teachings of the chilly conflict will locate this in-depth examine a useful aid.

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 by Human Rights Watch

By Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is more and more famous because the world’s chief in construction a much better knowledge for human rights. Their annual global record is the main probing evaluation of human rights advancements to be had wherever. Written in trouble-free, non-technical language, Human Rights Watch global document prioritizes occasions within the most influenced international locations in the course of the past yr. The spine of the document contains a chain of concise overviews of the main urgent human rights concerns in nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with specific specialize in the role—positive or negative—played in each one kingdom via key household and foreign figures. hugely expected and broadly publicized by way of the U.S. and foreign press each year, the area record is a useful source for reporters, diplomats, and all electorate of the area.

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