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Words of Mercury

Words of Mercury

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848545479
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

Toxic Effects of Mercury

Toxic Effects of Mercury

  • Author: Shabnum Nabi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 8132219228
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 268
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Mercury is widespread in our environment. Methylmercury, an organic form of mercury, can accumulate in the aquatic food chain and lead to high concentrations in predatory fish. When consumed by humans, contaminated fish represent a public health risk. Toxic Effects of Mercury intends to facilitate among its readers the understanding of the importance of mercury pollution in the environment and the health consequences associated with exposure to this metal. The knowledge on methylmercury (MeHg) toxicity collected over the years is undoubtedly robust creating an impression all that is to be learnt about this metal has already been accomplished. However, in large measure, past knowledge has merely laid the ground for interesting questions that have yet to be fully addressed and concepts have yet to be deciphered. One of my major goals was to make a valiant attempt to include state-of-the-art information on the mechanisms of mercury toxicity, describing its effects on cultured cellular systems as well as in whole living organisms, starting from the lessons learned from the tragic events in Minamata Bay, Japan. A special focus of the book is on the neurotoxic effects of MeHg. An understanding at the cellular level is necessary to gather information on the structural and functional alterations induced by MeHg and how they possibly become unmasked and evident at the behavioral level, 32 chapters of the book have been organised having these considerations in mind. This book will provide state-of-the-art information to the graduate students training in toxicology, risk assessors, researchers and medical providers at large. It is aimed to bring the readers updated information on contemporary issues associated with exposure to methylmercury, from its effects on stem cells and neurons to population studies. It is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the public health effects and regulation of mercury. The report provides an excellent example of the implications of decisions in the risk assessment process for a larger audience and is written with the hope that the information will provide better understanding of the mercury problems which confront us.

The plays of William Shakespeare ...

The plays of William Shakespeare ...

With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Joseph Dennie,Samuel Johnson,George Steevens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

  • Author: Catherine M. S. Alexander
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521808002
  • Category:
  • Page: 472
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife

An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production

  • Author: Peter Holland
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521050005
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 368
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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. Most volumes of Survey have long been out of print. Backnumbers are gradually being reissued in paperback.

Verständigungsprobleme in Shakespeares Dramen

Verständigungsprobleme in Shakespeares Dramen

  • Author: Hans-Jürgen Weckermann
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789060321058
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 369
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Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

  • Author: Kenneth Muir
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521523592
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 212
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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

Awe of Mercury

Awe of Mercury

  • Author: Elon Dann
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books
  • ISBN: 1471401200
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 608
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How many escapes until freedom? Mo is a penitent on the Death Spiral, a subterranean, circular death row. Each day, he gets closer to pen 1, where he will be executed. Trapped with the snivelling Nonstop, and only word games to pass the hours, Mo has given up. Until the memory of Harete stirs something, and he plans his most desperate escape attempt yet, with a toothpick, the juice of a stomach-destroying chilli and a bucket of urine. Far above the Spiral, the Fartherland - his home - has disintegrated into an appalling civil war. Mo knows this was triggered by the Moth's liberation, and that he is to blame for the carnage and chaos. Mo vows revenge, but each escape is a step into an even more horrific reality than before. Unflinchingly told and truly unputdownable, AWE OF MERCURY is the stunning conclusion to CLOCKWISE TO TITAN.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists

  • Author: Ton Hoenselaars
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107494338
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 323
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While Shakespeare's popularity has continued to grow, so has the attention paid to the work of his contemporaries. The contributors to this Companion introduce the distinctive drama of these playwrights, from the court comedies of John Lyly to the works of Richard Brome in the Caroline era. With chapters on a wide range of familiar and lesser-known dramatists, including Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford, this book devotes particular attention to their personal and professional relationships, occupational rivalries and collaborations. Overturning the popular misconception that Shakespeare wrote in isolation, it offers a new perspective on the most impressive body of drama in the history of the English stage.

Planet Narnia

Planet Narnia

The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

  • Author: Michael Ward
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199740932
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains conna?tre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.

The Scourge of Venus and Mercury, Represented in a Treatise of the Venereal Disease ... Unto which is Added, the True Way of Curing, Not Only the Consummate and Inveterate, But Also the Mercurial Pox, Etc

The Scourge of Venus and Mercury, Represented in a Treatise of the Venereal Disease ... Unto which is Added, the True Way of Curing, Not Only the Consummate and Inveterate, But Also the Mercurial Pox, Etc

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology

The Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology

  • Author: Per Henrik Gullfoss
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738712582
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 249
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Astrology.

The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators, to which are added notes by S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised and augmented by I. Reed, with a glossarial index

The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators, to which are added notes by S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised and augmented by I. Reed, with a glossarial index

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Quicksilver

Quicksilver

A History of the Use, Lore and Effects of Mercury

  • Author: Richard M. Swiderski
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451963
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Though modern scientists recognize mercury as a harmful environmental pollutant and one of the world’s most dangerous elemental toxins, mercury was once considered a wondrous substance capable of eradicating internal disease, revolutionizing the paint and cosmetics industries and even entertaining the masses as part of amateur magic tricks and witch doctor scams. This work traces the history of mercury in popular culture, beginning in the early eighteenth century when Dr. Thomas Dover, nicknamed “Dr. Quicksilver,” began prescribing doses of raw mercury to clear out intestinal blockages and rid the body of syphilis and other diseases. The author then details the role of mercury in several medical, industrial, and cultural applications. In the fields of dentistry and vaccination, mercury continues to be used as a preservative and amalgamative agent. In the cosmetics industry, mercury was once used as a popular “skin lightener” in soaps and skin creams. In the early development of obstetrics and gynecology, mercury was once used to stimulate conception and fetal abortion. Many more uses of mercury, along with many more, are outlined in the work, while several appendices provide translations of rare works which reference mercury.

Plautine Elements in Plautus

Plautine Elements in Plautus

(Plautinisches Im Plautus)

  • Author: Eduard Fraenkel,Tomas Drevikovsky,Frances Muecke
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199249107
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 459
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Eduard Fraenkel was one of the most influential classicists of the twentieth century. His Plautine Elements in Plautus (originally published in German in 1922) revolutionized the study of Roman comedy. It is still essential reading for students and scholars of Plautus. This translation makes it accessible to an English-speaking readership for the first time. All Latin and Greek is translated, thus making the work available to a wider audience consisting of all those interested in Roman drama. The book includes a translation of the Addenda to the Italian translation published in 1960. The English translation is prefaced by an essay which gives an introduction to developments in Plautine scholarship since 1960.

Rhetorius the Egyptian

Rhetorius the Egyptian

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: American Federation of Astr
  • ISBN: 0866905901
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 246
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This book contains the Astrological Compendium of the late Classical astrologer Rhetorius the Egyptian. It contains his Explanation and Narration of The Whole Art of Astrology, and was translated from the Greek by James Herschel Holden, M.A., Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers. Also included are the treatises by Teucer of Babylon on the Nature of the Signs of the Zodiac and the Nature of the Seven planets. Rhetorius was the last major astrological writer of the Classical period of Greek Astrology.

The Ariadne Objective

The Ariadne Objective

Patrick Leigh Fermor and the Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

  • Author: Wes Davis
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448170656
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers who found themselves serving because, as one of them put it, they had made 'the obsolete choice of Greek at school'. John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge on the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; Sandy Rendel, a future Times reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretans he fought alongside; and Patrick Leigh Fermor, the future travel-writing luminary who, as a teenager in the early 1930s, walked across Europe, a continent already beginning to feel the effects of Hitler's rise to power. Having infiltrated occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi manoeuvres, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling and little known episode of Second World War history, Wes Davis paints a brilliant portrait of some extraordinary characters and tells a story of triumph against all the odds.

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems

  • Author: Eric Lichtfouse,Jan Schwarzbauer,Didier Robert
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540265317
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 780
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This book describes advances in this new, fast developing science, which seeks to decipher fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour in water, soils, atmosphere, food and living organisms of toxic metals, fossil fuels, pesticides and other organic pollutants. Sections on eco-toxicology, green chemistry, and analytical chemistry round out this thorough survey of conditions and analytical techniques in an emerging specialty.

An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare

An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare

Calculated to Point Out the Different Meanings to which the Words are Applied

  • Author: Samuel Ayscough
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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