As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world. Brilliantly drawn, Polina is a moving and intimate story of self-discovery. It confirms Bastien Vivès as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.
Adaptogens help the body to “adapt” to the many health challenges it encounters--particularly stress. They increase stamina and counter the effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and related disorders. The authors explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness.
Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.
Probability and Measure Theory
Probability and Measure Theory, Second Edition, is a text for a graduate-level course in probability that includes essential background topics in analysis. It provides extensive coverage of conditional probability and expectation, strong laws of large numbers, martingale theory, the central limit theorem, ergodic theory, and Brownian motion. * Clear, readable style * Solutions to many problems presented in text * Solutions manual for instructors * Material new to the second edition on ergodic theory, Brownian motion, and convergence theorems used in statistics * No knowledge of general topology required, just basic analysis and metric spaces * Efficient organization
Menfreya in the Morning
For Harriet Delvaney, the great house of Menfreya, standing like a fortress on the Cornish coast, had always been a citadel of happiness and high spirits. Not until she herself came to Menfreya as a bride did Harriet discover the secret family legend of infidelity, jealousy and murder. And not until the legend seemed to come dangerously to life did Harriet begin to believe the old story that when the tower clock of Menfreya stopped, someone was about to die . . .
Integral Yoga Hatha for Beginners
This booklet offers the essential practices of the popular Integral Yoga Hatha class. The text includes complete instructions and photographs of each of twelve postures, eye movements, breathing practices, relaxation, and a brief introduction to meditation. It is an easy-to-follow aid for practice at home.
Bluegrass Fakebook by Bert Casey - This handy songbook contains bluegrass lyrics, bluegrass gospel lyrics, chord progressions, and melody lines to 150 of the all-time favorite Bluegrass songs, including 50 gospel tunes, as well as many new bluegrass songs. Printed in large, easy-to-read type with one song per page, this book is excellent for use on stage or in jam sessions, because everyone can read along. Also includes chord charts for the guitar, banjo, and mandolin to help you learn your favorite bluegrass chords and a listing of currently available recordings of each song. Now all those obscure verses you can never remember are right at your fingertips.