Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran, in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination - and more controversy - than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and conspiracy theories to this day. John Collins tells the story of the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls since their startling discovery, and sheds light on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history. Collins vividly recounts how a Bedouin shepherd went searching for a lost goat and found the scrolls instead. He offers insight into debates over whether the Essenes were an authentic Jewish sect and explains why such questions are critical to our understanding of ancient Judaism and to Jewish identity. Collins explores whether the scrolls were indeed the property of an isolated, quasi-monastic community living at Qumran, or whether they more broadly reflect the Judaism of their time. And he unravels the impassioned disputes surrounding the scrolls and Christianity. Do they anticipate the early church? Do they undermine the credibility of the Christian faith? Collins also looks at attempts to "reclaim" the scrolls for Judaism after the full corpus became available in the 1990s, and at how the decades-long delay in publishing the scrolls gave rise to sensational claims and conspiracy theories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moseley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007313/bk_adbl_007313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Complete Look at Hypothyroidism includes key information I have gained from my own extensive research and experiences as a hypothyroid patient and from my experience as Editor and Moderator of a thyroid disease website. The information also comes from e-mail and forum correspondence with 1,000s of other hypothyroid patients, since year-2003. In this audiobook, I address the key subjects involving hypothyroidism including symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments. I also discuss the causes and types of hypothyroidism, affecting millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide. In March of 2003, at age 40 I experienced the onset of autoimmune thyroid disease but was unaware for several months of what was causing my symptoms. Through blood lab testing, I was found to have hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Due to the slow onset of the disease and my delay in starting treatment for it, I also developed co-morbid (co-occurring) conditions. I have since adjusted better to my treatment and have seen significant improvement in symptoms. I discovered through my own experience that thyroid disorders, especially hypothyroidism can include many complications. This inspired me to learn more about my disease and about thyroid diseases in general and about the conditions that are co-morbid to them. Following my searching and researching, I began writing online articles in the year 2005 for websites including BellaOnline Thyroid Health - where I also served as editor and forum moderator and Suite101 General Health, where I received editor's choice awards for health articles. I have endeavored in this resource, to share the information of most importance to readers or newly diagnosed hypothyroid patients on the subject of hypothyroidism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James M. Lowrance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014390/bk_acx0_014390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools - and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria, before its civil war, she documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Excellent Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies - from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS - and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Zoepf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027300/bk_adbl_027300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SINCE 1964 A VIEW TO THE WORLD There is a saying that everything happens in Austria with a certain delay. One should be aware of this when examining the period during which the Hotel InterContinental Vienna was opened in 1964. Inaugurated shortly after the Frankfurt branch as the international chain's second house in Continental Europe, it must have seemed like a glimpse of the future. While Austria was still searching for a self-confident identity, having at least completed physical reconstruction, in its American, laid-back way, the InterContinental spoke of a world in which international mobility was to become the norm. The standards of service and décor calmly outdid the luxury available so far, its interior design rejecting the pomp and ornamentation of romantic retrospective in favor of an accent on local simplicity. However, buildings become symbols not just because of their architectural qualities but also because of the expectations and associations they become imbued with. Three additional chapters to the English volume examine the Hotel InterContinental's long lasting cooperation with the glamorous Life Ball and the internationally renowned film festival Viennale, while the third traces back the first signs Americanism has left in the Viennese architecture. Written by: Erich Bernard, Severin Corti, Michael Fleischhacker, Hans Hurch, Ulrike Jürgens, Norbert Kettner, Andreas Lackner, Lilli Licka, Iris Meder, Georg Rigele, Georg Schmid, Jan Tabor, Andreas Ungerböck
This book covers a overview of legal problems concerning delay in charterparty contracts. In the book both Voyage and Time charterparties are covered. Specific attention was given to the different stages of the execution of the charterparty contract and the relation to the general concept of delay. An interesting work for those searching for an easy overview of delay in charterparties and the possible solutions for shipowners and other persons of interest.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: A, San Francisco State University, course: ENG 425, language: English, abstract: This paper will address the issue of 'uh' and 'um'. The idea for this paper came around while listening to a Teacher's Assistant give a lecture; she had used 'uh' twenty-six times and used 'um' nineteen times (needless to say I do not recall what the lecture was about, nor which class it was for). Then the following questions popped into mind: why do we use 'uh' and 'um'? And why are they so marked? After some research and surveying, I found that 'uh' and 'um' are useful to the speaker as well as the audience. 'Uh' and 'um' are used to let an audience know that there will either be a brief (uh) or a long (um) pause, a hesitation, or a pause for recall which I will show in my data presentation and interpretation. In many studies of uh and um, the conclusions were similar to my findings. Clark and Fox Tree (2002) stated 'that speakers use uh and um to announce that they are initiating what they expect to be a minor (uh), or major (um), delay in speaking. Speakers can use these announcements in turn to implicate, for example, that they are searching for a word, are deciding what to say next, want to keep the floor, or want to cede the floor'. Which I found to be consistent with my findings; a subject tended to continue with their speech almost immediately after using an uh and delayed a few seconds after they had used an um. Clark and Fox Tree found that uh and um had use and are in fact words, 'By words, we mean linguistic units that have conventional phonological shapes and meanings and are governed by the rules of syntax and prosody'. The use of uh and um can be used to alert the audience '(1) that they wouldn't normally expect a delay at this moment; (2) that they anticipated the delay; and (3) that they were aware, at some level, of the reason for their delay'. Clark and Fox Tree were able to prove uh and um have meaning and therefore are indeed words.
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