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The Alchemy Of Things by Karen McCartney

Title The Alchemy of Things
Author Karen McCartney
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date 2018-08-29
Category Architecture
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781760637026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

The Alchemy Of Us by Ainissa Ramirez

Title The Alchemy of Us
Author Ainissa Ramirez
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2021-04-06
Category Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780262542265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Materials science, wedged as it is between the ... fields of chemistry and physics, teaches us that everything in our world is due to the interactions of atoms. If you can find out how they interact to make up the physical world, then you can also change the way that atoms act to make them do new things and, as we develop new materials, we discover that materials and humans are constantly being molded by each other. [This book] shows how materials were shaped by inventors, but also how those materials shaped culture ... Particularly, [it] highlights how quartz clocks, steel rails, copper cables, silver photographic films, carbon light bulb filaments, magnetic disks, glass labware, and silicon chips radically altered how we interact, connect, convey, capture, see, share, discover, and think"--

Title The Jewelry Maker s Design Book
Author Deryn Mentock
Publisher Quarry
Release Date 2014-01-01
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781592538843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects you will learn techniques for making several beautiful projects and discover how to plan and conceive your designs using one-of-a-kind objects in mixed media jewelry pieces.

The Alchemy Of Air by Thomas Hager

Title The Alchemy of Air
Author Thomas Hager
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2009-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9780307351791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A profile of pioneering scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch describes their seminal discovery of a way to pull nitrogen out of the air to create synthetic fertilizer, a process that offered a solution to the critical food shortage confronting a growing global population but also led to the development of the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the World Wars. 30,000 first printing.

The Alchemy Of Forever by Avery Williams

Title The Alchemy of Forever
Author Avery Williams
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-04-26
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780857076823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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People say 'love never dies'… but love might be the death of Seraphina. Seraphina has been alive since the Middle Ages, when her boyfriend, Cyrus, managed to perfect a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human being. She doesn't want to die, so she finds young people who are on the brink of death, and inhabits their bodies. When we meet Sera, she has landed in the body of a girl named Kailey who was about to die in a car accident. For the first time, Sera falls in love with the life of the person she's inhabiting. Sera also falls for the boy next door, Noah. And soon it's clear the feelings are returned. Unfortunately, she can never kiss Noah, because for her to touch lips with a human would mean the human's death. And she has even more to worry about: Cyrus is chasing her, and if she stays in one place for long, she puts herself -and the people she's grown to care for - in danger.

Title The Alchemy of Conquest
Author Ralph Bauer
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 670
ISBN 9780813942551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical relationship between the two, focusing on the connections between religion and science in the Spanish, English, and French literatures about the Americas during the early modern period. As sailors, conquerors, travelers, and missionaries were exploring "new worlds," and claiming ownership of them, early modern men of science redefined what it means to "discover" something. Bauer explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the discovery of the Americas and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. The book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of late medieval alchemists such as Roger Bacon, Arnald of Villanova, and Ramon Llull in the early modern literature of the conquest of America in texts written by authors such as Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, José de Acosta, Nicolás Monardes, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Francis Bacon, and Alexander von Humboldt.

Title An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors
Author Curtis Craddock
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 2017-08-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780765389619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is Curtis Craddock's delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring a genius heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer, which Brandon Sanderson calls, "A great read!" Born with a physical disability, no magical talent, and a precocious intellect, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs has lived her life being underestimated by her family and her kingdom. The only person who appreciates her true self is Jean-Claude, the fatherly musketeer who had guarded her since birth. All shall change, however, when an unlikely marriage proposal is offered, to the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Isabelle and Jean-Claude plunge into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, Isabelle must unravel the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception. “A setting fabulous and strange, heroes to cheer for, villains to detest, a twisty, tricky plot — I love this novel!” —Lawrence Watt Evans “A thrilling adventure full of palace intrigue, mysterious ancient mechanisms, and aerial sailing ships!” —David D. Levine At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Etcetera by Sibella Court

Title Etcetera
Author Sibella Court
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date 2012-07-17
Category Design
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781741965568
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Expert tips and inspiration from renowned stylist Sibella Court, presented in a unique, tactile, beautiful book.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title The Alchemist
Author Paulo Coelho
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-02-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780062416216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Alchemy Of Meth by Jason Pine

Title The Alchemy of Meth
Author Jason Pine
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date 2019-11-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781452961279
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold Meth alchemists all over the United States tap the occulted potencies of industrial chemical and big pharma products to try to cure the ills of precarious living: underemployment, insecurity, and the feeling of idleness. Meth fires up your attention and makes repetitive tasks pleasurable, whether it’s factory work or tinkering at home. Users are awake for days and feel exuberant and invincible. In one person’s words, they “get more life.” The Alchemy of Meth is a nonfiction storybook about St. Jude County, Missouri, a place in decomposition, where the toxic inheritance of deindustrialization meets the violent hope of this drug-making cottage industry. Jason Pine bases the book on fieldwork among meth cooks, recovery professionals, pastors, public defenders, narcotics agents, and pharmaceutical executives. Here, St. Jude is not reduced to its meth problem but Pine looks at meth through materials, landscapes, and institutions: the sprawling context that makes methlabs possible. The Alchemy of Meth connects DIY methlabs to big pharma’s superlabs, illicit speed to the legalized speed sold as ADHD medication, uniquely implicating the author’s own story in the narrative. By the end of the book, the backdrop of St. Jude becomes the foreground. It could be a story about life and work anywhere in the United States, where it seems no one is truly clean and all are complicit in the exploitation of their precious resources in exchange for a livable present—or even the hope of a future.

Building Beauty by Michael S. Smith

Title Building Beauty
Author Michael S. Smith
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date 2013
Category House & Home
Total Pages 205
ISBN 9780847836574
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A master of his craft, interior designer Smith offers advice and lots of inspiration to create the perfect home, in this follow-up to "Michael Smith's Elements of Style." 200 illustrations.

The Black Sun by Stanton Marlan

Title The Black Sun
Author Stanton Marlan
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Release Date 2008-05-08
Category Psychology
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781603440783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86080 The black sun, an ages-old image of the darkness in individual lives and in life itself, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences—and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt—to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black light of the Sufi Mystics. An important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s original reflections help us to explore the unknown darkness conventionally called the Self. The image of Kali appearing in the color insert following page 44 is © Maitreya Bowen, reproduced with her permission,[email protected]

Title The Alchemy of Architecture
Author Ken Tate
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-12-23
Category
Total Pages 158
ISBN 1951465067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Alchemy of Architecture: Memoirs and Insights from Ken Tate is celebrated architect Ken Tate's creative memoir about his life in houses. Beginning with his days growing up in Columbus Mississippi where he was surrounded by beautiful Greek Revival houses, the book journeys through Ken's upbringing as a creative adolescent to his early days at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he started his collegiate architectural career. There Ken struggled to keep up with the hard-edged modernism that was being taught in school and longed to design beautiful buildings with soul. Thus, his quest began leading him to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama where he found what he was looking for in two professors, Jim Jones and Lewis Lanter, who began mentoring him. That tutelage led him to write his thesis Architecture in Search of a Soul. Following graduation from Auburn, Ken journeyed to work for the eccentric talent Bruce Goff in Texas and afterwards for Sambo Mockbee in Jackson, Mississippi. He established his own firm, Ken Tate Architect, in 1984 in Jackson, Mississippi which began a lifelong career for designing houses in an alchemical way where truth, beauty and an inner essence was distilled into them. Full of rich detail and texture, the book follows Ken's 35-year career of soul from Jackson to New Orleans and onto Palm Beach where the firm has opened their second office. Covering his approach to design, how architecture relates to cinema and photography, advice, reflections and even epiphanies, the book is a must read for any fan of the profession. Features many black and white photos taken over Ken's life and career.

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland

Title Alchemy
Author Rory Sutherland
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-05-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062388438
Language English, Spanish, and French
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HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas. "Sutherland, the legendary Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, uses his decades of experience to dissect human spending behavior in an insanely entertaining way. Alchemy combines scientific research with hilarious stories and case studies of campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft and the like. This is a must-read." —Entrepreneur ("Best Books of the Year") Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone—everyone!—hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can’t be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy. Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism—Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others. Heralded as “one of the leading minds in the world of branding” by NPR and "the don of modern advertising" by The Times, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in these pages) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places: What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business? How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system? Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong? What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion? Better “branding,” Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech. Equally startling and profound, Sutherland’s journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.

The Book Of Alchemy by Francis Melville

Title The Book of Alchemy
Author Francis Melville
Publisher Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date 2002
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 128
ISBN 0764154621
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Melville explains the mysteries behind alchemy--the ancient science that aims to transform various substances into different and more noble elements. It is seen as a complex key to understanding humanity's relationship to the universe and a means of improving health and well-being.

The Alchemy Of Finance by George Soros

Title The Alchemy of Finance
Author George Soros
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2015-06-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 0471445495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction. New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." —The Wall Street Journal George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "the Man who Moves Markets," Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the "theory of reflexivity" which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend. This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

Down To Earth by Lauren Liess

Title Down to Earth
Author Lauren Liess
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category House & Home
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781683356486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess’s Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess’s critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess’s latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess’s down-to-earth style are evident throughout.

The Alchemy Of Becoming by Karen Diguer

Title The Alchemy of Becoming
Author Karen Diguer
Publisher Balboa Press
Release Date 2021-02-10
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781982260156
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of this book is to raise your level of consciousness through a process that is based on alchemy, the ancient science of transforming something from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The step-by-step process, while adhering to the precise sequencing of alchemy, allows for a deeply personalized experience. No two people will experience the path to higher consciousness in the same way. What is unique about this book is that it brings together the works of many brilliant minds of our time - spiritualists, quantum physicists, biologists, cosmologists, and mathematicians - into a cohesive and ordered methodology. You unleash the power and wisdom held within to be true and sovereign, and in so doing create a life of meaning, vitality, and profound inner peace. It is a lifelong journey of ever deepening exploration and understanding; to becoming the person you were always meant to be.

The Alchemy Of Race And Rights by Patricia J. Williams

Title The Alchemy of Race and Rights
Author Patricia J. Williams
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1991
Category Law
Total Pages 263
ISBN 0674014715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law

Title The Alchemy of Illness
Author Kat Duff
Publisher Harmony/Bell Tower
Release Date 2000-11-01
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 159
ISBN 0609899430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reflecting on her own experience with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, and integrating insights from psychology, religion, and other disciplines, a counselor sheds new light on the meaning of illness, recovery, and healing. 15,000 first printing.