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Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes - Yaron Ayalon
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 23:26 @ English eBooks
Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes - Yaron Ayalon
Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes - Yaron Ayalon
Cambridge University Press | 2017 | PDF

This book explores the history of natural disasters in the Ottoman Empire and the responses to them on the state, communal, and individual levels. Yaron Ayalon argues that religious boundaries between Muslims and non-Muslims were far less significant in Ottoman society than commonly believed. Furthermore, the emphasis on Islamic principles and the presence of Islamic symbols in the public domain were measures the state took to enhance its reputation and political capital — occasional discrimination of non-Muslims was only a by-product of these measures. This study sheds new light on flight and behavioral patterns in response to impending disasters by combining historical evidence with studies in social psychology and sociology. Employing an approach that mixes environmental and social history with the psychology of disasters, this work asserts that the handling of such disasters was crucial to both the rise and the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
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Essential Teacher Knowledge
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 23:24 @ English eBooks
Essential Teacher Knowledge
Essential Teacher Knowledge


The information you need to understand the pedagodgy and skills used in ELT:
teach English as a Foreign Language to students of all ages
learn about the lives of different EFL teachers around the world
prepare for the Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) or other ELT tests

Along with the book comes a DVD containing 21 Teacher's Voices interviews with teachers from around the world sharing their top tips, classroom ideas and thoughts on working in ELT.This is your window into the classrooms of Tom, Emily and Connor, qualified English Language Teachers working with different groups of students of mixed abilities.
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Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:59 @ Video

Do you know how to use commas? In this lesson, you’ll learn simple rules for using commas with coordinating conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions connect two ideas or clauses in a sentence. We’ll look at the most common conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. Knowing how to place commas in your sentences will help you to write better, and will make your writing easier to read. This grammar lesson is essential for anyone who wants to improve their English writing. It is especially important for university writing, or if you’re taking IELTS or TOEFL. So join me in this fun lesson, and learn to love the comma.
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The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-Control and How to Master It
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:57 @ English eBooks
The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-Control and How to Master It
The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-Control and How to Master It

Walter Mischel's now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life—from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement.

With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it's time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow.
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Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity - Ian Morris
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:56 @ English eBooks
Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity - Ian Morris
Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity - Ian Morris
Cambridge University Press | 1992 | PDF

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Trade in Classical Antiquity - Neville Morley
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:54 @ English eBooks
Trade in Classical Antiquity - Neville Morley
Trade in Classical Antiquity - Neville Morley
Cambridge University Press | 2007 | EPUB
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Food and Society in Classical Antiquity - Peter Garnsey
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:53 @ English eBooks
Food and Society in Classical Antiquity - Peter Garnsey
Food and Society in Classical Antiquity - Peter Garnsey

This is a broad-based, comprehensive general study of food in antiquity. The book deals with food as food or nutrition, the discussion revolving around the concrete issues of food availability and the nutritional status of the population. It also treats the nonfood uses of food, focusing on the role of food in forming and marking the social hierarchy. Food defines the group, whether social, religious, philosophical or political.
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Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity - Lisa C. Nevett
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:52 @ English eBooks
Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity - Lisa C. Nevett
Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity - Lisa C. Nevett
Cambridge University Press | 2010 | PDF
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Geography in Classical Antiquity - Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:51 @ English eBooks
Geography in Classical Antiquity - Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen
Geography in Classical Antiquity - Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen
Cambridge University Press | 2012 | PDF
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Viking Eyewitness Book from DK
Posted by JayJay on 22-04-2019, 22:43 @ English eBooks
Viking Eyewitness Book from DK

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Loaded with superb color photographs of Viking ships and swords, clothes and shields, memorial stones and beautiful brooches, this revised and updated edition of Eyewitness: Viking offers a unique view into the lives of the Norse people and their outstanding achievements.
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