The First Signs

Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Author: Genevieve von Petzinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785503

Category: Art

Page: 328

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The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors--offering a glimpse of when they became us.

The First Signs of April

A Memoir

Author: Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152299X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6531

Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.

Could It Be Autism?

A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps

Author: Nancy Wiseman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307418936

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 9689

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s social, emotional, or behavioral development, you’re not alone. The number of children affected by autism—an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes “classic” autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome—is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early intervention can vastly improve a child’s chances for a successful outcome and recovery. Could It Be Autism? provides vital information so you can recognize the red flags of developmental delays and begin treatment based on those first signs. Nancy Wiseman is the founder and president of First Signs, the organization dedicated to educating parents, clinicians, and physicians on the early identification of and intervention for developmental delays. She is also the mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and she draws on her own experiences as well as the latest research to present real strategies. Emphasizing warning signs, she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child’s growth, including things parents and pediatricians often overlook. She also empowers parents to act on their instincts and initial concern, rather than to “wait and see,” which is often encouraged. The book explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder. It details various diagnoses and show how sometimes multiple diagnoses may apply. But even more valuable is the information on how to design and implement the best intervention plan based on a child’s unique developmental profile. Different treatments and therapies are outlined so parents can explore and understand what may work best for their child, based on his or her particular strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, Could It Be Autism? is about giving parents hope--hope that they can know one way or the other where their child is developmentally and hope that they can give their child what he or she needs to have the best life possible.

My First Signs

Author: Annie Kubler

Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 3391

Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.

My First Signs

Author: Michelle Anthony,Reyna Lindert

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780545109246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 340

Introduces basic signs that babies can use before they are ready to talk. On board pages.

The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes

A Patient-Expert Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Author: Gretchen Becker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472103610

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 5974

Diagnosed with type-2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes in 1996, Gretchen Becker educated herself on every aspect of this chronic condition by reading medical books, talking with doctors, listening to her own body and using the Internet to communicate daily with other people with diabetes. Now, as a patient-expert, she guides all those newly diagnosed through everything they need to learn and do in the crucial first year after diagnosis. This indispensable guide simplifies but never patronises and offers a wider approach than any so far adhered to by doctors. It answers all the questions that assail the newly diagnosed: How to cope with daily maintenance? How to make sense of the terminology about measurement of blood-glucose levels? How to build self-knowledge and confidence? How, overall, best to adjust to life with diabetes.

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106526

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 6779

George Lyman Kittredge’s insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials. These plays are being made available by Focus Publishing with the permission of the Kittredge heirs.

Signs of Autism in Infants

Recognition and Early Intervention

Author: Stella Acquarone

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855754867

Category: Psychology

Page: 269

View: 5776

This book brings hope where despair has prevailed. It offers the prospect of early detection of prodromal signs of autism and the possibility of effective therapeutic mitigation. Directed at the clinical practitioners who must build bridges between theory and practice, this book combines what we know with what we know that works, all for the betterment of the babies and their families. Early intervention is the treatment, the tool of the clinician, because it sits somewhere between prevention and acute care. The advances described in the book--from the medical, biological and psychological sciences--have extended our reach for better outcomes into the preverbal, the unconscious and the mental matrices that define our behavior. Stella Acquarone and her colleagues show us that we can recognize the signs of autism in infants and intervene early--and that these interventions have proved successful.

Über Tyrannei

Zwanzig Lektionen für den Widerstand

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406711472

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 4727

Wir sind nicht klüger als die Menschen, die erlebt haben, wie überall in Europa die Demokratie unterging und Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus kamen. Aber einen Vorteil haben wir. Wir können aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen. „Leiste keinen vorauseilenden Gehorsam.“ So lautet die erste von 20 Lektionen für den Widerstand, mit denen Timothy Snyder die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vorbereitet auf das, was gestern noch unvorstellbar zu sein schien: einen Präsidenten, der das Gesicht der Demokratie verstümmelt und eine rechtsradikale Tyrannei errichtet. Doch nicht nur in den USA sind Populismus und autoritäres Führertum auf dem Vormarsch. Auch in Europa rückt die Gefahr von rechts immer näher – als ob es das 20. Jahrhundert und seine blutigen Lehren niemals gegeben hätte. Snyders historische Lektionen, die international Aufsehen erregt haben, sind ein Leitfaden für alle, die jetzt handeln wollen - und nicht erst, wenn es zu spät ist. Lektion 8: „Setze ein Zeichen.“ Dieses Buch tut es. Tun Sie es auch.

Zehn Wahrheiten


Author: Miranda July

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315617

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1372

Vorsicht, diese Autorin könnte Ihr Leben verändern! Zugegeben: Die Menschen in Miranda Julys Geschichten sind sonderbar. Sie haben merkwürdige Obsessionen, verlieben sich möglichst hoffnungslos, wohnen gerne in Luftschlössern, sind einsam und stoßen das Glück von sich, wenn es einmal anklopft. Und doch bringen diese flüchtigen und zugleich sehr diesseitigen Geschichten etwas in uns zum Klingen, das wir zuvor vielleicht geahnt, aber noch nie so deutlich vernommen haben. Kein Wunder also, dass diese Sammlung von sechzehn Storys bei ihrem Erscheinen 2007 in den USA und ein Jahr später in Deutschland als literarische Sensation gefeiert wurde und ihre Autorin auf einen Schlag berühmt machte. Sie wurde dafür mit dem Frank-O’Connor-Preis ausgezeichnet. Seither hat sie ihr Publikum immer wieder überrascht, als Aktionskünstlerin, als Filmemacherin (»Ich und du und alle, die wir kennen«, »The Future«) und zuletzt als Autorin des großartigen Romans »Der erste fiese Typ«. Miranda July ist ein künstlerisches Multitalent, das mit abgründiger Fantasie die verschiedensten medialen Klaviaturen bespielt und dabei immer überzeugt.

Word Signs

A First Book of Sign Language

Author: Debby Slier

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680489

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 8600

Charming, full-color photographs of basic words and animals plus illustrations of their corresponding signs offer children ages 1 to 4 a fun way to learn their first signs and vocabulary words. Constructed of sturdy cardboard with a protective finish on each page, these hardy books will withstand the tough use to which fascinated young children will subject them. Studies have shown that babies who learn to sign can communicate at an earlier age than those who learn verbal communication alone. Others indicate that children strengthen their grammar and vocabulary skills by learning sign language, too. Animal Signs and Word Signs offer children exciting new worlds while also making learning language skills fun!

The Italian Army and the First World War

Author: John Gooch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521193079

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 8275

A major new account of the role and performance of the Italian army in the First World War. Setting military events in a broad context, Gooch explores pre-war Italian military culture, and reveals how an army with a reputation for failure fought a challenging war in appalling conditions - and won.

The First World War

Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

Author: Holger H. Herwig

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147251081X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8168

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes: - New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures - More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework - Increased coverage of the Eastern front The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.

Homoeopathy For The First Aider

Author: Dr Dorothy Shepherd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489892

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 72

View: 8005

Dr Dorothy Shepherd offers a guide to the medicinal treatment of first aid. For years she followed obediently the recognised, well-troden paths of antiseptic and aseptic wound treatment, with little or no medicinal aid, other than those already mentioned. She then had the opportunity to study and apply first-aid methods in surgical outpatients, private practice and a munition factory in the First World War and the later a minor ailment clinic. She gave up entirely the old methods and with the help of a devoted staff applied these comparatively new homoeopathic ideas which have proved successful.

A Selection from the Letters and Despatches of the First Napoleon

With Explanatory Notes

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte,D. A. Bingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108023428

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 6714

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) is best remembered for establishing the First French Empire, declaring himself Emperor of the French in 1804. His military campaigns across Europe sparked the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) and profoundly shaped European political and economic activities during the early nineteenth century. These volumes, edited by military officer and historian Denis Arthur Bingham and first published in 1884, contain translations of a selection of Bonaparte's letters. Bonaparte was a prolific letter writer, and the translations in these volumes describe a variety of domestic and international situations, including his early military career, his reports on the invasion of Egypt, and his criticism of his relatives who he had installed on the thrones of various conquered countries. Arranged by year with concise explanatory notes, these volumes provide a valuable and fascinating resource for the study of Bonaparte's career and character. Volume 3 covers the years 1811-1815.