An Act to Incorporate the London and Canadian Loan and Agency Company (Limited) (Classic Reprint): Allan Napier Macnab
Reports of Rating Appeals Heard During 1886-1890 Before the Queen´s Bench Division and Court of Appeal, the Assessment Sessions and London Quarter Sessions:With a Digest of the Practice Under the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, and the Acts Incorporate Walter C. Ryde
´Married to the City´ offers a fresh take on the interrelationship of emblems and mayoral pageants and a novel investigation into the function of feminine allegorical personifications in the early modern Lord Mayor´s Show, with a special focus on the allegorical nuptials of mayor and city. The study finds that the newly sworn-in mayor´s ritual passage through the streets of London serves not only as a spatial enactment of his rise in status but simultaneously confirms a metaphorical bond of marriage between mayor and city. This naturalizes the prerogative of the mayor and company elites to wield civic power while it also serves to incorporate Londoners into an idea of the city as an integral, bodily entity. This function of personified London (´´the speaking female city´´) in the Lord Mayor´s Show is anticipated by the late medieval Corpus Christi celebrations which also figure community in terms of body. The study also pays attention to the hitherto neglected yet typical phenomenon of ´serious punning´ on the names of new mayors in the Lord Mayor´s Show by which new officeholders are ceremonially established in their positions at the heart of the city.
As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it´s not just how you feel, it´s how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.
Handel called Britain ´the ringing isle´ because when he moved to London, he heard bells ringing everywhere: great bells in church towers, and handbells in some of the first private houses he visited. The sound of people ´ringing the changes´ is a peculiarly British sound of celebration, and it seems a good starting point for a piece celebrating British musical life. Within The Ringing Isle, Dove incorporates some traditional change-ringing patterns, from ´Grandsire Doubles´, ´Oxford Treble Bob Minor´ and his own version of ´Plain Bob Major´. Handel´s phrase also conjures up an image of a magical island, and so this is how Dove envisaged how it must have been to approach Britain from an ocean voyage.
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn´t have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala - and its affiliates around the world - have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King´s College London. The eight week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You´ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. www.franticworld.com breathworks logo
The Little Book of Sleep is a practical guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night´s sleep is essential in today´s demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep, and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body. Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the listener on their personal journey back to sleep. With simple five- and 10-minute exercises that you can practice before bedtime, this soothing audiobook incorporates aspects of mindfulness and will help you towards a peaceful night´s sleep in no time. Dr Nerina Ramlakhan has been a professional physiologist and sleep therapist for 25 years. She works with a number of corporate clients, runs sleep and wellness programmes at Nightingale Hospital in London, and is also the sleep advisor to the Silentnight bed company. She is author of Tired But Wired (Souvenir Press, 2010) and Fast Asleep, Wide Awake (Harper Thorsons, 2016) and her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines including The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, New Scientist, Healthy Living and Psychologies. She has also appeared on numerous national TV and radio programmes. Nerina is a mother, climber, marathon runner, meditator and compulsive bookworm. She lives in London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001849/bk_orio_001849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legal systems like to think of themselves as impartial and fair, dispensing the objective morality of Justice. But, from time to time, a court of law can be as political, prejudiced, and biased as any other arm of the State. The classic instance is the story of the trials of Alfred Dreyfus. In December 1894 a French military tribunal found Alfred Dreyfus guilty of high treason. Dreyfus was a Jew; the War Office was determined that at all costs the honour and good name of the Army must be upheld; and both left and right in the French Parliament used the convulsions of the case for what they believed to be their own advantage. The original verdict affected the Army, the Church, the Judiciary, and the State over the following 12 years. Even now the case provokes arguments of fierce intensity. Guy Chapman´s classic exposition of the long drawn-out trials has been out of print for many years and this present thorough revision incorporates the findings of recent scholarship; it is compellingly readable and unapproachably authoritative. The questions still remain - how far were the Dreyfus Trials the product of a conscious conspiracy, how far an unconscious conspiracy of silence, and how far did ´justice´ prevail? Guy Chapman (1889-1972) was born in London and educated at Oxford where he trained to be a lawyer. When war was declared he joined the Royal Fusiliers and served on the Western Front, surviving a mustard gas attack. Chapman also served in World War II. Following the First World War, he worked as an editor for several publishing houses where he met his wife, writer Storm Jameson before becoming Professor of Modern History, University of Leeds, 1945-53, and later a visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1948-9. Having trained as a lawyer, Chapman´s chief literary works from the 1930s onwards analyzed French political system and modern French history, and his time in war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Caufield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009186/bk_adbl_009186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter incorporates colour summary diagrams with corresponding explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about Medical Statistics...at a Glance! Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for this complex subject. The self-contained chapters explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: * Presents key facts accompanied by clear and informative tables and diagrams * Focuses on illustrative examples which show statistics in action, with an emphasis on the interpretation of computer data analysis rather than complex hand calculations * Includes extensive cross-referencing, a comprehensive glossary of terms and flow-charts to make it easier to choose appropriate tests * Now provides the learning objectives for each chapter * Includes a new chapter on Developing Prognostic Scores * Includes new or expanded material on study management, multi-centre studies, sequential trials, bias and different methods to remove confounding in observational studies, multiple comparisons, ROC curves and checking assumptions in a logistic regression analysis * The companion website at www.medstatsaag.com contains supplementary material including an extensive reference list and multiple choice questions (MCQs) with interactive answers for self-assessment. Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the previous editions ´´The more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose. It is now a valuable companion to my formal statistics course.´´ -International Journal of Epidemiology ´´I heartily recommend it, especially to first years, but it´s equally appropriate for an intercalated BSc or Postgraduate research. If statistics give you headaches - buy it. If statistics are all you think about - buy it.´´ -GKT Gazette ´´...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book.´´ -4th Year Medical Student, Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003 Titles of related interest Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd Edition; B.R. Kirkwood & J.A.C. Sterne; 2003; 9780865428713 Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 4th Edition; P. Armitage, G. Berry & J.N.S. Matthews; 2001; 9780632052578 Statistics at Square One, 11th Edition - Forthcoming; M.J. Campbell; June 2009; 9781405191005 Statistics at Square Two, 2nd Edition; M.J. Campbell; 2006; 9781405134903
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn´t have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala - and its affiliates around the world - have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King´s College London. The eight week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You´ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. This title includes eight guided meditations which appear throughout the audio, as well as being collected at the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vidyamala Burch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000714/bk_twuk_000714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.