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A sweeping revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants a mixture of luxury and filth liberty and exploitation civic pride and murderous civil war that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy In S P Q R world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even two thousand years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power citizenship responsibility political violence empire luxury and beauty From the foundational myth of Romulus and Remus to 212 ce nearly a thousand years later when the emperor Caracalla gave Roman citizenship to every free inhabitant of the empire S P Q R the abbreviation of The Senate and People of Rome examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries by exploring how the Romans thought of themselves how they challenged the idea of imperial rule how they responded to terrorism and... revolution and how they invented a new idea of citizenship and nation Opening the book in 63 bce with the famous clash between the populist aristocrat Catiline and Cicero the renowned politician and orator Beard animates this terrorist conspiracy which was aimed at the very heart of the Republic demonstrating how this singular event would presage the struggle between democracy and autocracy that would come to define much of Rome s subsequent history Illustrating how a classical democracy yielded to a self-confident and self-critical empire S P Q R reintroduces us though in a wholly different way to famous and familiar characters Hannibal Julius Caesar Cleopatra Augustus and Nero among others while expanding the historical aperture to include those overlooked in traditional histories the women the slaves and ex-slaves conspirators and those on the losing side of Rome s glorious conquests Like the best detectives Beard sifts fact from fiction myth and propaganda from historical record refusing either simple admiration or blanket condemnation Far from being frozen in marble Roman history she shows is constantly being revised and rewritten as our knowledge expands Indeed our perceptions of ancient Rome have changed dramatically over the last fifty years and S P Q R with its nuanced attention to class inequality democratic struggles and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries promises to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come 100 illustrations 16 pages of color 5 mapsmore
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses treatment and research This manual which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient outpatient partial hospital consultation-liaison clinical private practice and primary care The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive current and critical resource for clinical practice available to today s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals including psychologists counselors nurses and occupational and rehabilitation... therapists as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders more
Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will become filled with grace peace and unconditional love
I am not a recruiter I am a software engineer And as such I know what it s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard I ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer Cracking the Coding Interview 6th Edition is here to help you through this process teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best I ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers The result is this book Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck learn or re-learn core computer science concepts and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions These interview questions are real they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks They reflect what s truly being asked at the top companies so that you can be as prepared as possible WHAT S INSIDE 189 programming interview questions ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems A walk-through of how to derive each solution so that you can learn how to get there yourself Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions just like what you would get in a real... interview Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions so that you can solve questions you haven t seen Extensive coverage of essential topics such as big O time data structures and core algorithms A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview behavioral questions For interviewers and companies details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process more
Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 is a comprehensive prep system that includes both book and mobile-enabled online components Get access to in-depth strategies test information and practice questions to help you score higher on the GRE New for the 2016 edition Premier 2016 contains more targeted instruction across the different Quant and Verbal question types and content plus new questions and explanations Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 contains 2 200 total practice questions with detailed explanations covering the Verbal Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections and strategies for handling all the question types you ll encounter on Test Day It also comes with study plans to help you make the most of your time preparing for the GRE as well as 1-year access to an online center that includes practice tests Quiz Bank and videos to help you score higher Kaplan s GRE Premier 2016 features 2 200 practice questions with detailed explanations including brand new questions and explanations for this edition6 full-length practice tests 5 realistic Multi-Stage Tests available online and 1 in the book 500-question online Quiz Bank for customized quiz creation and review of GRE practice questionsMobile-enabled online resources study anywhere on any... device with an internet connectionOnline study plans learn how to make the most of your time no matter how much or little time you have until Test DayDVD on stress management study planning and the graduate school application processAcademic support from Kaplan faculty via our Facebook page facebook com KaplanGradPrepKaplan guarantees that if you study with this book DVD and online resources you will score higher on the GRE or you ll receive a full refund more
Often called the the best NCLEX exam review book ever Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam - complete content review and over 5 100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online Don t make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today s NCLEX exam Even better all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review Linda Anne Silvestri and updated to reflect the most current NCLEX test plan Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 6th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review But don t just take our word for it - read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there s nothing else like it UNIQUE A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option and guiding you to remediation in... Saunders Strategies for Test Success Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exam UNIQUE Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action including a detailed rationale and textbook reference All alternate item-format questions are included with multiple response prioritizing fill-in-the-blank figure illustration chart exhibit video and audio questions to provide practice with prioritizing decision-making and critical thinking skills UNIQUE Pyramid Alert boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information Exam preparation chapters include test-taking strategies the CAT format transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse and the NCLEX-RN exam from a new graduate s perspective A comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan NEW and UNIQUE A summary of key changes to the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plan is included in the front of the book New More practice questions have been added to the book and online bringing the total to 5 172 questions New Tracking of practice results on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to check your progress more
This classic text is annotated to update Graham s timeless wisdom for today s market conditions The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide Graham s philosophy of value investing -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949 Over the years market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham s strategies While preserving the integrity of Graham s original text this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig whose perspective incorporates the realities of today s market draws parallels between Graham s examples and today s financial headlines and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham s principles Vital and indispensable this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals
In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven s Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth Sixty-six million years ago an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet What was its origin In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way In a sense it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs Working through the background and consequences of this proposal Randall shares with us the latest findings established and speculative regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe our galaxy our Solar System and life along with the process by which scientists explore new concepts In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Randall tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the cosmos history and our own... illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things more
New York Times Bestseller In Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley s most audacious entrepreneur Written with exclusive access to Musk his family and friends the book traces the entrepreneur s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk s world-changing companies PayPal Tesla Motors SpaceX and SolarCity and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way Vance uses Musk s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison Henry Ford Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs More than any other entrepreneur... today Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy more
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Bundle Ace the GMAT with the only official study guides from the creators of the exam Everything you need to prepare for the GMAT exam in one package Get all three of the Official GMAT study guides with 25 new content and actual retired questions from the GMAT exam The set bundle includes The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2016 and The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2016 All three guides come with exclusive access to an online question bank and videos with insight and tips on GMAT preparation from previous test-takers and the officials who create the test The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Bundle features Exclusive access to an online question bank allowing you to build your own practice tests from more than 1 500 retired GMAT questions A 100-question diagnostic exam to help focus your preparation efforts Videos from real test takers and GMAC officials who share insight and tips on GMAT prep An online study companion with 50 Integrated Reasoning questions and answer explanations An Integrated Reasoning chapter with details about this GMAT exam section Grammar review covering concepts tested on the GMAT Verbal section Sections... on Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction Comprehensive math review covering concepts tested on the GMAT Quantitative section Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions that review arithmetic algebra and word problems more