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It is an August morning. It is an old English manor-house. There is a breakfast-room hung with old gilded leather of the times of the Stuarts; it has oak furniture of the same period; it has leaded lattices with stained glass in some of their frames, and the motto of the house in old French, "J'ay bon vouloir," emblazoned there with the crest of a heron resting in a crown. Thence, windows open on to a green, quaint, lovely garden, which was laid out by Monsieur Beaumont when he planned the gardens of Hampton Court. There are clipped yew-tree walks and arbors and fantastic forms; there are stone terraces and steps like those of Haddon, and there are peacocks which pace and perch upon them; there are beds full of all the flowers which blossomed in the England of the Stuarts, and birds dart and butterflies pass above them; there are huge old trees, cedars, lime, hornbeam; beyond the gardens there are the woods and grassy lawns of the home park. The place is called Surrenden Court, and is one of the houses of George, Earl of Usk, -his favorite house in what pastoral people call autumn, and what he calls the shooting season.
A History of Chinese Art is a lavishly illustrated work in four volumes covering the history of Chinese art from the Pre-Qin period (pre-221 BC) to the early twentieth century. Compiled by leading art historians at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the volumes offer a Chinese perspective on the rich artistic tradition that has flourished throughout China's long history, from ancient pottery and tomb painting to furniture, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy and fine art. Discussion is supported by full-colour illustrations throughout, sourced from collections in China and around the world, including recent archaeological discoveries. A History of Chinese Art provides an introductory point of reference for those with an interest in Chinese history, culture and art.
Earthquake Survival - A Guide To Preparedness And Action Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Surviving an Earthquake 2.1 Inside a premisies 2.2 Outside the buildings 2.3 Automobiles 2.4 Impaired mobility 2.5 High-Rise Buildings 2.6 Crowded Indoor Public Places 2.7 Stadium or Theater 2.8 Near the Shore 2.9 Below a Dam Chapter 3 - Prevention 3.1 Practice Drills 3.2 Evacuation Plans 3.3 Write Down Important Information Chapter 4 - Emergency supplies 4.1 First Aid Kit 4.2 Drugs/Medications 4.3 Dressings 4.4 Other First Aid Supplies 4.5 Survival Kit for Your Home 4.6 Items for safety and comfort 4.7 Survival Kit for Your Automobile 4.8 Survival Kit for Your Workplace Chapter 5 - Inspecting for Possible Home Hazards 5.1 Rooms in the Home 5.2 Securing Appliances 5.3 Hanging and Overhead Items 5.4 Shelves, Cabinets, and Furniture 5.5 Hazardous Materials 5.6 Foundation 5.7 Roof and Chimney 5.8 Learning to Shut Off Utilities Electricity Water Chapter 6 - First aid scenarios 6.1 Bleeding wounds 6.2 Internal bleeding 6.3 Burning 6.4 Burn symptoms 6.5 Principles of first aid against burns 6.6 Broken bones 6.7 Treatment of broken bone wounds Chapter 7 - Conclusion Author Bio Preface It's natural to feel helpless against nature. I agree it is not a fair fight, but we can least give it a try. Combating earthquakes does not mean that you will have the power to overturn it, but it does mean that you have the wit to minimize your losses, at least those that are somewhat in your hands. This book tries to give you a thorough insight into the scenario of the earthquake. We begin by making you realize that your reactions will always vary with your positions and the steps that you have to take will be different in each situation. Evacuation strategies are followed by the analysis of scenarios, and then we introduce you to perhaps the most crucial thing in the moment of panic, organization. Yes, in moments like these you need your mind to calm down and we have done that for you. The lists are all given; all you need to do is to work on them and prearrange all your tools and aids. We end by giving you all the common injuries and their first aid helping mechanisms. I hope that with following these steps you can ensure the safety of your family and be unharmed by this monstrous calamity.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
In 1625 Lady Eleanor Davies' life took a dramatic turn when, by her account in 1641, a "Heavenly voice" told her "There is Ninteene yeares and a halfe to the day of Judgement, and you as the meek Virgin". That same year she published her first treatise, A Warning to the Dragon, initiating her controversial career as a writer of prophetic tracts. Between 1641 and 1652 she would produce some 66 of them, using the Bible to gauge the cosmic significance of events, great and small, taking place in her nation and in her personal life. They focus on a complex of personal and political events that Lady Eleanor thought indicated the fast approach of the "last days" foretold by the biblical prophets Daniel and John of Patmos. A complement to Teresa Feroli's facsimile edition of Eleanor Davies' pre-1640 texts (Ashgate, 2000), this pair of volumes reproduces 60 texts from the corpus of 66 printed between 1641 and 1652.
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