The two volumes of Appalachia Inside Out constitute the most comprehensive anthology of writings on Appalachia ever assembled. Representing the work of approximately two hundred authors-fiction writers, poets, scholars in disciplines such as history, literary criticism, and sociology-Appalachia Inside Out reveals the fascinating diversity of the region and lays to rest many of the reductive stereotypes long associated with it.
Your Complete Guide to Natural Health, Nutrition, and Skincare
Author: Julie Gabriel
Category: Health & Fitness
"Celebrated author of The Green Beauty Guide Julie Gabriel presents a comprehensive yet simple book that brings all four corners of the natural beauty paradigm together: natural skincare, holistic nutrition, stress-relief, and healthy lifestyle. A holistic nutritionist, Gabriel teaches her reader how to 'eat yourself beautiful' using building blocks from a wholesome diet, and as a long-time beauty writer and editor, reveals why beauty-boosting changes to our everyday lifestyles are essential in helping us to discover the allure we are looking for. Holisitic Beauty from the Inside Out claims that true beauty radiates from inner physical and emotional harmony. Our body is equipped with a full set of tools to maintain and restore our intrinsic assets, and has enormous healing powers to rejuvenate our skin, hair, and nails, without expensive cosmetics and procedures. The book includes handy and straightforward lists of what products to avoid, what foods to eat, and natural recipes to use for skincare. This one lucid and refreshing read will bring you face to beautiful face with a new life of quality sleep, fresh air, lush nourishment, renewing relaxation, radiant skin, sparkling eyes, and sound mind"--
The History, Design, Fun, and Art of Massively-multiplayer Online Role-playing Games
Author: Richard A. Bartle
This is an astonishing collection of ideas, information, and instruction from one of the true pioneers of Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. MMOs from the Inside Out: The History, Design, Fun, and Art of Massively-Multiplayer Role-playing Games speaks to the designers and players of MMOs, taking it as axiomatic that such games are inspirational and boundless forces for good. The aim of this book is to enthuse an up-coming generation of designers, to inspire and educate players and designers-to-be, and to reinvigorate those already working in the field who might be wondering if it’s still all worthwhile. Playing MMOs is about fun, immersion, and identity. Creating MMOs is about imagination, expression, and art. MMOs are so packed with potential that today's examples are little more than small, pioneering colonies on the shore of a vast, uncharted continent. What wonders wait beyond the horizon? What treasures will explorers bring back to amaze us? MMOs from the Inside Out is for people with a spark of creativity: it pours gasoline on that spark. It: Explains what MMOs are, what they once were, and what they could – and should – become. Delves into why players play, and why designers design. Encourages, enthuses, enrages, engages, enlightens, envisions, and enchants. Doesn't tell you what to think, it tells you to think. What You Will Learn: Myriad ways to improve MMOs – and to decide for yourself whether these are improvements. What MMOs are; who plays them, and why. How MMOs became what they are, and what this means for what they will become. That you have it in you to make MMOs yourself. Whom This Book is For:MMOs from the Inside Out is a book for those who wish to know more about game design in general and MMO design in particular. It's for people who play MMOs, for people who design MMOs, and for people who study MMOs. It's for people with a yearning to see beyond the world around them and to make manifest the worlds of their imagination.
"Women negotiating, subverting, appropriating public and private space"
Category: Social Science
The incursions of women into areas from which they had been traditionally excluded, together with the literary representations of their attempts to negotiate, subvert and appropriate these forbidden spaces, is the underlying theme that unites this collection of essays. Here scholars from Australia, Greece, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and the United States reconsider the well-entrenched assumptions associated with the public/private distinction, working with the notions of public and private spheres while testing their currency and exploring their blurred edges. The essays cover and uncover a rich variety of spaces, from the slums and court-rooms of London to the American wilderness, from the Victorian drawing-room and sick-room to out of the ordinary places like Turkish baths and the trenches of the First World War. Where previous studies have tended to focus on a single aspect of women’s engagement with space, this edited book reveals a plethora of subtle and tenacious strategies found in a variety of discourses that include fiction, poetry, diaries, letters, essays and journalism. Inside Out goes beyond the early work on artistic explorations of gendered space to explore the breadth of the field and its theoretical implications.
The story of how plants and flowers have shaped interior design for over 200 years From ferns in 19th-century British parlors to contemporary "living walls" in commercial spaces, plants and flowers have long been incorporated into the design of public and private spaces. Spanning two centuries, Nature Inside explores the history and popularity of indoor plants, revealing the close relationship between architecture, interior design, and nature. Studying the international modern interior through the lens of plants in the human environment, author Penny Sparke attributes a degree of the interest in indoor plants to urbanization, and, more recently, the climate crisis, which serve as ongoing reminders that people must maintain a connection to, and respect for, the natural world. While architectural and interior design styles have evolved alongside the popularity of various plant species, the human need to bring nature indoors has remained constant.
Enthusiastic Hiker and Trail Runner Jerry has participated in trail running events for more than twenty years across the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia. He has a passion for trail running, approaching nature and exploring the world's mountains, forests and fields. He has journeyed from Hawaiian volcanoes to the American Rocky Mountains; from Canadian mountains to the jungles of Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asian countries. He also led students from the Hawaii Pacific State University Mountaineering Society in volcanic and mountain in-depth trail running activities. Appreciating the beauty and majesty of nature and inviting my friends to explore it with me gave me the greatest sense of achievement. "The beauty of nature is like the sun in the mountains; because you can't absorb all the sun on your own, so share it with everyone!" Mother Nature is always there waiting for you. As long as you are willing to return to the mother's arms, she will provide endless positive energy. Why do I like climbing? 1. To get to know myself better, 2. To see the beauty of heaven and earth, 3. To meet friends who love nature and extend the spirit of adventure challenges to all corners of the world. This book mainly addresses my first-hand experience of exploring the mountains and waters of eight countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, through independent travel, trail exploration, national Hash trail running, foreign mountaineering trail competitions, as well as promoting and organizing Crazy Beer Trail running activities. I hope to introduce more friends to hiking, promote international cultural sports exchange and finally share the experience of years of trail nd mountain running. I draw on inner strength, experiencing the challenges of nature, to achieve the best balance of mind and body. Running from the inside out!!!
About The Secret Life of Flies, also by the author: "It's no small feat for an experienced researcher to write in a way that is accessible to a non-scientific audience, and McAlister accomplishes this.... A short, rich book by turns informative and humorous." --The New York Times "After reading her book it is obvious: flies rock." --The Spectator The Inside Out of Flies is an under-the-hood look at the astonishing mechanics of fly anatomy. Erica McAlister reveals the engineering miracles embodied in each species of fly and some of the fascinating implications they hold for human technology. Discover the physics of the mysterious "scuba diving fly," marvel at the venomous horsefly larvae which prey on frogs, and glimpse the golden ratio in these creatures' spiral flight patterns. McAlister touches on the emerging field of biomimetics -- the study of evolutionary adaptations to devise new technology -- and anticipates everything from medical needles based on the mosquito's proboscis to hearing aids inspired by Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with ears on its thorax. At every juncture she uncovers unique and surprising science lessons encapsulated in the form and function of the humble fly. Not only an expert at the top of her field, McAlister is a skilled writer who masterfully imparts knowledge while entertaining the reader with her enthusiasm and wit. Even those who would not consider reading about flies, will find themselves entertained and enlightened. This is an ideal selection for personal, public, academic and specialist libraries.
The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever
Author: Michael Neill
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Would you like to experience amazing clarity, peace, and freedom, even in the midst of challenging circumstances? In this groundbreaking new book, bestselling author Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments. Understanding these principles allows you to tap into the deeper intelligence behind life, access your natural wisdom and guidance, and unleash your limitless creative power. You'll be able to live with less stress, greater ease, and a sense of connection to the larger unfolding of life. Welcome to the space where miracles happen… Are you ready to begin?