It's Not About The Tapas

Author: Polly Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083403

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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After working for four years at a leading London book publisher, Polly Evans moved to Hong Kong where she spent many happy hours as a senior editor on the city's biggest entertainment weekly. But fighting deadlines from a twizzly office chair and free use of the coffee machine seemed just too easy. So Polly exchanged the shiny red cabs of Hong Kong for a more demanding form of transport - a bicycle - and set off on a voyage of discovery around Spain. From the thigh-burning ascents of the Pyrenees to the relentless olive groves of Andalusia, Polly found more adventures that she had bargained for. She survived a nail-biting encounter with a sprightly pig, escaped over-zealous suitors, had her morality questioned by the locals, encountered some dubious aficionados on the road and indulged her love of regional cooking. While she pedalled, Polly pondered some of the more lurid details of Spanish history - the king who collected pickled heads, the queen who toured the country with her husband's mouldering corpse, and the unfortunate duchess who lost her feet. And wherever she cycled, she ate and ate - and yet still she shrank out of her trousers.
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Time Out Madrid

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702976

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.
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Divine Play

The Silent Teaching of Shiva Bala Yogi

Author: Thomas Palotas

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0976078309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Divine Play is the story of the God realization of Shivabalayogi, one of the great spiritual masters of the 20th Century. It also describes how a yogi evokes spiritual awareness through direct experience.
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Twin Cities Chef's Table

Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Lakes to the Capital City

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301563X

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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The Twin Cities boast a culinary scene that features locally-grown foods showcased in both local specialties and a variety of international traditions. The cities’ chefs, several of which have been nominated for the James Beard Award, take the freshest ingredients from the season picked right from the local orchards or farms to create inspired dishes the lure diners downtown. With recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the two city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 100 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Twin Cities Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.
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Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Sherry Fohr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474227554

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a microscopic organism. And while laywomen (and a few laymen) undergo long and difficult fasts, the longest being for one month, renouncers' austerities also include pulling their hair out by the roots two to five times a year, walking bare-foot throughout India most of the year, and, in the case of some monks, not wearing any clothing at all. Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of this fascinating tradition, explaining many basic Jain values, beliefs and practices in the same way they are taught to Jains themselves, through the medium of sacred narratives. Drawing from Jainism's copious and influential narrative tradition, the author explores the inner-logic of how renouncers' and laypeople's values and practices depend on an intricate Jain worldview.
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The Trauma Therapies

Author: John Marzillier

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191662321

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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It is well recognized that those who go through a major trauma can go on to experience psychological problems. Many seek psychological help and there is a now a range of psychotherapies specifically for those who have been through trauma. In this authoritative book John Marzillier describes and reviews the various forms of trauma therapy, examining what the therapies consist of, their research basis, their similarities and differences, and what they tell us about trauma and its effects. Designed specifically for therapists, and engagingly written, the book ranges from established therapies such as prolonged exposure, EMDR and imaginal reliving to newer developments such as mindfulness meditation, compassionate-focused therapy and energy psychology techniques. Aware that therapy is more than a collection of techniques, Marzillier discusses the nature of psychological trauma, the therapeutic relationship and what psychotherapy can offer. The domination of a quasi-medical model, notably in terms of PTSD, and of evidence-based psychotherapy has led to a misleadingly simplistic notion that effective trauma therapies are those based on exposure. This book does much to dispel this notion. For all psychotherapists and counsellors, this is a valuable book describing the many and varied trauma therapies. It shows how therapists of all persuasions can benefit from further understanding of how best to help those who have been through a major trauma.
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Tapas Revolution

Author: Omar Allibhoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448148928

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Omar Allibhoy is the new face of Spanish cooking: he’s charismatic, effusive, passionate and wants to bring Spanish food to the people of the UK. Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. Using everyday storecupboard ingredients, Omar offers a new take on the classic tortilla de patatas, making this iconic dish easier than ever, and brings a twist to pinchos morunos and pollo con salsa. With sections covering vegetables, salads, rice dishes, meat, fish, cakes and desserts, the emphasis is on simplicity of ingredients and methods – reinforcing the fact that absolutely anyone can cook this versatile and accessible food. TAPAS NOT PASTA!
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Kiwis Might Fly

Around New Zealand On Two Big Wheels

Author: Polly Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083438

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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When Polly Evans read a survey claiming that the last bastion of masculinity, the real Kiwi bloke, was about to breathe his last, she was seized by a sense of foreboding. Abandoning the London winter she took off on a motorbike for the windswept beaches and golden plains of New Zealand, hoping to root out some examples of this endangered species for posterity. But her challenges didn't stop at the men. Just weeks after passing her test, Polly rode from Auckland's glitzy Viaduct Basin to the vineyards of Hawkes Bay and on to the Southern Alps. She found wild kiwis in the dead of night, kayaked among dolphins at dawn, and spent an evening on a remote hillside with a sheep-shearing gang. As she travelled, Polly reflected on the Maori warriors who carved their enemies' bones into cutlery, the pioneer family who lived in a tree, and the flamboyant gold miners who lit their pipes with five-pound notes, and wondered how their descendents have become pathologically obsessed with helpfulness and Coronation Street. The author of the highly acclaimed It's Not About the Tapas reaches some unexpected conclusions about the new New Zealand man - and finds that evolution has taken some unlikely twists.
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Bookalam Park

New York Love Story

Author: Andre Giordano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477104968

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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In this book Im talking about the door of heaven above a footbridge in the center part of the park far from the entrance, not easily accessible or visible, it opens only when visitors from heaven wants to come to earth for a time value hosted by fairies or vice versa when they have business with therepresentatives of God in heaven. The door is supposed to open permanently to created a new age for men to enjoy in the near future, the role of men is simple, it is to walk holding in his mind the equilibrium of all the tendencies of the collective karma through out the planet, for that in my story they are helped by Lord Vishnu the maintainer of the world, but fi rst and foremost this is also a love story. Love heals, it maintains harmony, it is cosmic and reaches all parts of the universe, when strong it erases differences.
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Spain

A Primary Source Cultural Guide

Author: Graham Faiella

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823940028

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Spain occupies most of a peninsula that it shares with Portugal in southwestern Europe. Under Muslim control for nearly 800 years, Spain enjoyed the introduction of new farming techniques, magnificent palaces, mosques, gardens, and public baths. Christians conquered Spain in 1722. Spain became a powerful empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Catholic monarchs sent conquistadors to conquer, convert, and extract riches from native population in the Americas. Spanish influence has been especially strong there. Today Spanish is the first language of more than 200 million people outside of Spain’s borders. Through primary sources, readers will get an in-depth look at the history, culture, traditions, foods, and lifestyles of the people of Spain. From this book, readers will come to know Spain and its people
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Fried Eggs With Chopsticks

Author: Polly Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083373

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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When she learnt that the Chinese had built enough new roads to circle the equator sixteen times, Polly Evans decided to go and witness for herself the way this vast nation was hurtling into the technological age. But on arriving in China she found the building work wasn't quite finished. Squeezed up against Buddhist monks, squawking chickens and on one happy occasion a soldier named Hero, Polly clattered along pot-holed tracks from the snow-capped mountains of Shangri-La to the bear-infested jungles of the south. She braved encounters with a sadistic masseur, a ridiculously flexible kung-fu teacher, and a terrified child who screamed at the sight of her. In quieter moments, Polly contemplated China's long and colourful history - the seven-foot-tall eunuch commander who sailed the globe in search of treasure; the empress that chopped off her rivals' hands and feet and boiled them to make soup - and pondered the bizarre traits of the modern mandarins. And, as she travelled, she attempted to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: just how does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks?
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The cult of Draupadī

Mythologies : from Gingee to Kurukserta

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120810006

Category:

Page: 487

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This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms. It focuses on the Draupadi cult's own double mythology, moving from its storieis about Draupadi's 'primal temple' near the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Gingee to its version of the Mahabharata war on the North Indian plain of Kuruksetra. Throughout, Hiltebeitel intertwines 'regional' data, gathered from both oral and written sources, with the 'epic', drawn from the cult's own performative traditions as well as from classical versions of the Mahabharata in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He re-examines many issues critical to Indological studies and takes up them while breaking new ground in investigating the further rapport between the Hindu goddess and the Indian epic. Future volumes will treat the rituals of the Draupadi cult and the Mahabharata as seen through a Draupadi cult retrospective. Contents List of Maps, List of Plates, List of Tables, Preface, Acknowledgements, Conventions, PART I: From Gingee: Introduction: Invocatory Songs to Draupadi, 'The Lady Who Resides in Gingee', The Draupadi Cult: Its Historical and Regional Settings, Social Background, Diffusion, Variation, and Change, The Sources of the Gingee Kingdom: The Living River and the Tree of Gold, Myths of the Melacceri Draupadi Temple, Muttal Ravuttan: Draupadi's Muslim Devotee, PART II: To Kuruksetra: The Draupadi Cult's Mahabharata: An Introduction, The Death of Baka: Prelude to the Drama Cycle, Additional Marriages, The two Sabhas: 'The Rajasuya Sacrifice' and 'Dice Match and Disrobing' , Arjuna's Tapas, Draupadi's Forest Exile and the Period in Disguise: Virapancali, Puvalicci, and Kuravanci, Krsna the Messenger, Aravan's Sacrifice, Pormannan's Fight: Pottu Raja at Kuruksetra, Pormannan's Flight: The War Kings Weapons and Their Mythical Sources, Kuruksetra: The Mahabharata War, When Draupadi Walked on fire, Appendix 1: The Lunar Dynasty from its origins to draupadi's Second Advent at Gingee, Appendix 2. An outline History of Gingee, Abbreviations, Bibliography, Index.
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Insiders' Guide® to Connecticut

Author: Eric D. Lehman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762783885

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Insiders' Guide to Connecticut is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Nutmeg State. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Connecticut offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state.
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Time Out Barcelona

Author: The Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702542

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 4548

Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals — when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach (only 10 minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars. Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all covered from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium. Its galleries are among the most avant-garde in Europe, and its history writ large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give travelers the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country, and city are also included.
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Too Late to Die Young

Nearly True Tales from a Life

Author: Harriet McBryde Johnson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805081801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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With a voice as disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as its author, a thoroughly unconventional memoir that shatters the myth of the tragic disabled life Harriet McBryde Johnson isn't sure, but she thinks one of her earliest memories was learning that she will die. The message came from a maudlin TV commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that featured a boy who looked a lot like her. Then as now, Johnson tended to draw her own conclusions. In secret, she carried the knowledge of her mortality with her and tried to sort out what it meant. By the time she realized she wasn't a dying child, she was living a grown-up life, intensely engaged with people, politics, work, struggle, and community. Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With help, however, she manages to take on the world. From the streets of Havana, where she covers an international disability rights conference, to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to an auditorium at Princeton, where she defends her right to live against philosopher Peter Singer, she lives a life on her own terms. And along the way, she defies and debunks every popular assumption about disability. This unconventional memoir opens with a lyrical meditation on death and ends with a surprising sermon on pleasure. In between, we get the tales Johnson most enjoys telling from her own life. This is not a book "about disability" but it will surprise anyone who has ever imagined that life with a severe disability is inherently worse than another kind of life.
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Indian Asceticism

Power, Violence, and Play

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266406

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Throughout the history of Indian religions, the ascetic figure is most closely identified with power. A by-product of the ascetic path, power is displayed in the ability to fly, walk on water or through dense objects, read minds, discern the former lives of others, see into the future, harm others, or simply levitate one's body. These tales give rise to questions about how power and violence are related to the phenomenon of play. Indian Asceticism focuses on the powers exhibited by ascetics of India from ancient to modern time. Carl Olson discusses the erotic, the demonic, the comic, and the miraculous forms of play and their connections to power and violence. He focuses on Hinduism, but evidence is also presented from Buddhism and Jainism, suggesting that the subject matter of this book pervades India's major indigenous religious traditions. The book includes a look at the extent to which findings in cognitive science can add to our understanding of these various powers; Olson argues that violence is built into the practice of the ascetic. Indian Asceticism culminates with an attempt to rethink the nature of power in a way that does justice to the literary evidence from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sources.
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Some Tapas of Computer Algebra

Author: Arjeh M. Cohen,Hans Cuypers,Hans Sterk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540634805

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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This book presents the basic concepts and algorithms of computer algebra using practical examples that illustrate their actual use in symbolic computation. A wide range of topics are presented, including: Groebner bases, real algebraic geometry, lie algebras, factorization of polynomials, integer programming, permutation groups, differential equations, coding theory, automatic theorem proving, and polyhedral geometry. This book is a must read for anyone working in the area of computer algebra, symbolic computation, and computer science.
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Astadala Yogamala Volume-2

Collected Works

Author: B.K.S Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177641786

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 332

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Collected works on Yoga, Haṭha Yoga etc.
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Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?

A Novel

Author: Thompson Square

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698461

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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