This useful book pulls together the most recent research about Internet Addiction: what it is, how it develops and how it can be treated. Internet Addiction Disorder, a disorder being considered for inclusion in the DSM-V, is the newest and fastest growing addiction of the 21st century. Porn, video gaming, social networking, gambling, surfing: our clients come to us with these problems, and if we do not understand what we are seeing and how to address it, many clients may fail to get the help they need. This book provides enough practical information that clinicians will feel much better prepared to assess for and treat this growing problem.
The Musical Instrument Desk Reference: A Guide to How Band and Orchestral Instruments Work
The Musical Instrument Desk Reference includes general information on fingering, the anatomy of musical instruments, sound production, amplification, and control, as well as the science of sound. Readers will find individual chapters on woodwinds, brass instruments, non-fretted string instruments, and percussion instruments.
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables
How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by these far-fetched tales of their favorite foods’ pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate.
Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.
The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations
Have you ever found yourself grasping in vain for that ideal descriptive word lost somewhere within the misty recesses of your vocabulary? Or felt frustrated that an oddly shaped structure or pretty setting you wished to portray in writing didn't quite translate clearly to paper?
If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then The Describer's Dictionary is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but—bringing them to life—stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well.