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Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage

Kennis Kim

Artifacts, whether found in museums, our community, or our homes, offer glimpses into the past. Be they documents, photographs, books, or clothing, as custodians of our history, we're faced with how to maintain these items. Professional conservator Kennis Kim tells us how. Topics discussed include: creating an accession list; the nature of conservation, restoration, and preservation; deciding on display, storage, or using the artifact; common threats such as light, humidity, insects, and rodents; and when to call a professional. Here is all that's needed to determine what can be done to preserve precious articles for future generations.

Publish Your Family History

Susan Yates

Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you’ve done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. You’ll learn: how to get your manuscript ready for production; design ideas for the pages and the cover; methods of making pages with or without a computer and printing those pages quickly and inexpensively; and ideas on bindings that last and look great. Even if time is at a premium, you’re not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you’ll learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada

Janice Nickerson

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (1791–1841) of Ontario’s history. Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this era of the province’s past, which is notoriously difficult to investigate due to paucity of records and indexes. An entertaining, educational read, the book features chapters with detailed inventories of available records in federal, provincial, and local repositories; published transcripts and indexes; online transcripts and indices; and suggestions for additional reading. Also included are engravings (jails and courthouses, public hangings, judges), maps (showing the boundaries of districts), charts (for statistics such as frequencies of different kinds of offences), and document examples (court minutes, jail registers, newspaper reports, et cetera), while case studies demonstrate the use and relevance of various records.

Now You Know Royalty

Doug Lennox

We’re all familiar with the trials and tribulations of the current British Royal Family, but there are more than 25 royal families that still wield power in the world today from Japan and Thailand to Saudi Arabia and Scandinavia. The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the world’s monarchies, past and present. From betrayal and beheadings to pageantry and privilege, discover the truth about life behind the castle walls. Which wife of England’s Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? What royal connection does Thomas Crapper, inventor of the flush toilet, have? What is the royal residence in Monaco known as? What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest? Who was the «Hammer of the Scots»? Why are members of royal families said to have «blue blood»? Which member of the British royal family competed at the Olympics? Where did the word czar come from? What did Marie Antoinette say before she was executed?

Science Fiction Prototyping

Brian David Johnson

Science fiction is the playground of the imagination. If you are interested in science or fascinated with the future then science fiction is where you explore new ideas and let your dreams and nightmares duke it out on the safety of the page or screen. But what if we could use science fiction to do more than that? What if we could use science fiction based on science fact to not only imagine our future but develop new technologies and products? What if we could use stories, movies and comics as a kind of tool to explore the real world implications and uses of future technologies today?


Science Fiction Prototyping is a practical guide to using fiction as a way to imagine our future in a whole new way. Filled with history, real world examples and conversations with experts like best selling science fiction author Cory Doctorow, senior editor at Dark Horse Comics Chris Warner and Hollywood science expert Sidney Perkowitz, Science Fiction Prototyping will give you the tools you need to begin designing the future with science fiction.


The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2021. His work is called “future casting”—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to create a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and reinventing TV. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Fake Plastic Love and Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We Love). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.


Table of Contents: Preface / Foreword / Epilogue / Dedication / Acknowledgments / 1. The Future Is in Your Hands / 2. Religious Robots and Runaway Were-Tigers: A Brief Overview of the Science and the Fiction that Went Into Two SF Prototypes / 3. How to Build Your Own SF Prototype in Five Steps or Less / 4. I, Robot: From Asimov to Doctorow: Exploring Short Fiction as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Cory Doctorow / 5. The Men in the Moon: Exploring Movies as an SF Prototype and a Conversation with Sidney Perkowitz / 6. Science in the Gutters: Exploring Comics as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Chris Warner / 7. Making the Future: Now that You Have Developed Your SF Prototype, What’s Next? / 8. Einstein’s Thought Experiments and Asimov’s Second Dream / Appendix A: The SF Prototypes / Notes / Author Biography

Лексический минимум по русскому языку как иностранному. III сертификационный уровень. Общее владение

Отсутствует

Лексический минимум III сертификационного уровня является частью официального комплекса материалов Российской государственной системы тестирования. Он содержит около 11 000 единиц, необходимых и достаточных для успешного решения коммуникативных задач, которые предусмотрены требованиями, предъявляемыми к III сертификационному уровню общего владения русским языком как иностранным. Данный минимум адресован иностранным гражданам, изучающим русский язык как в России, так и за рубежом, преподавателям русского языка как иностранного, авторам учебников и учебных пособий, составителям тестов и тренировочных материалов.

Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

Ward Farnsworth

"I must refrain from shouting what a brilliant work this is (præteritio) . Farnsworth has written the book as he ought to have written it – and as only he could have written it (symploce) . Buy it and read it – buy it and read it (epimone) .”—Bryan A. Garner, author of [i]Garner's Modern English Usage Ward Farnsworth details the timeless principles of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to the present day, drawing on examples in the English language of consummate masters of prose, such as Lincoln, Churchill, Dickens, Melville, and Burke.

Süstemaatilise teoloogia käsiraamat ehk dogmaatika märksõnades

Elmar Salumaa

Kõik õigused kaitstud: Kirjastus Logos, EELK Usuteaduse InstituutEsmatrükk, Tallinn 2008Teine, parandatud trükk, Tallinn 2009Kolmas, parandatud e-väljaanne, 2020Viimase 100 aasta Eesti ühe mõjukaima teoloogi Elmar Salumaa (1908-1996) suurteos „Süstemaatilise teoloogia käsiraamat“ on ainulaadne Eesti usuteaduses ja kultuuriloos ning asendamatu leksikon teoloogiliste märksõnade seletamisel. 525 märksõnaartiklit, lühemaid ja pikemaid, loovad tervikliku teoloogiliste ja teoloogiaga haakuvate filosoofiliste teadmiste süsteemi, seletades ühtlasi mõistete päritolu ning ajaloolisi arengujooni kuni nüüdisaja seisukohtadeni. Elmar Salumaalt on ilmunud üle 200 monograafia, käsikirjalise uurimustöö ja tõlketeose ning nendele lisaks 30 köidet „Teoloogilist ajakirja“ aastatel 1969-1990. Salumaa käsikirjade väljaandmine trükistena sai alata aastaid hiljem, Eesti taasiseseisvumise järel. Aastatel 1991-1998 kirjastati „Filosoofia ajaloo“ köited. Mahukamatest teostest on ilmunud 2001. aastal piibliteaduslik „Matteuse rõõmusõnum“, 2008. aastal „Eesti mõtteloo“ sarjas „Evangeelium ja eetos“, 2010. aastal „Eesti mälu“ sarjas elulooraamat „Tiib pandud aastaile õlale“.

Структура Зодиака

Александр Айч

Эта книга посвящена Зодиаку – самой древней системе символов, дошедшей до нашего времени. В ней раскрыты психологические особенности зодиакальных знаков, подробно описана внутренняя структура Зодиака, объясняющая влияние стихий, зодиакальных полусфер, квадрантов, крестов, терм, деканов, квинт и отдельных градусов. Книга написана простым и доступным языком и будет интересна как новичкам, так и опытным астрологам.