Download Airline Deregulation and Laissez-Faire Mythology by Stephen Paul Dempsey, Andrew R. Goetz PDF

By Stephen Paul Dempsey, Andrew R. Goetz

Airline deregulation is a failure, finish Professors Dempsey and Goetz. They attack the normal knowledge during this provocative publication, discovering that the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, championed by means of a profound political flow which additionally encouraged the deregulation of the bus, trucking, rail, and pipeline industries, did not in achieving the guarantees of its proponents. merely now's the total impression of deregulation being felt. Airline deregulation has ended in exceptional focus, depressing provider, a deterioration in labor-management relatives, a narrower margin of security, and better costs for the shopper. This entire publication starts via exploring the tactic, strategies, and egos of the most important airline robber barons, together with Frank Lorenzo and Carl Icahn. In separate chapters, the strengths, weaknesses, and company cultures of every of the main airways are evaluated. half assesses the political, financial, and social justifications for brand new Deal law of aviation, and its deregulation within the overdue Seventies. half 3 then addresses the most important effects of deregulation in chapters on focus, pricing, provider, and protection, and half 4 advances a legislative schedule for fixing the issues that experience emerged. Professors Dempsey and Goetz suggest a center process accountable govt supervision among the "dead hand of legislation" of the Nineteen Thirties and the modern evil of industry Darwinism. The e-book can be of specific curiosity to airline and airport executives, executive officers, and scholars and students in public coverage, economics, enterprise, political technology, and transportation.

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Download The Forbidden Forest by Mircea Eliade PDF

By Mircea Eliade

The Forbidden woodland (Romanian: Noaptea de Sânziene; French: Forêt interdite) is a 1955 novel by means of the Romanian author Mircea Eliade. the tale happens among 1936 and 1948 in different eu towns, and follows Stefan Viziru, a Romanian guy on a religious quest. The ebook used to be written among the years 1949 and 1954. It includes numerous parts and topics which additionally look within the author's scholarly paintings, comparable to initiation rites and sacred time.[1]

The novel used to be first released in French translation in 1955 and in its unique Romanian in 1971. An English translation used to be released in 1978. Eliade himself thought of it to be his top paintings.

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Download Who's Who in Classical Mythology (3rd Edition) by Michael Grant, John Hazel PDF

By Michael Grant, John Hazel

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the main entire and unique reference booklet of its sort. It deals scholarly, but available debts of these mythological stories surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals similar to Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.
It includes over 1200 vast entries, overlaying either Greek and Roman characters, supplying designated biographical details, including old and geographical history. additionally there are complete genealogical bushes of vital mythological households and a close record of all Greek and Latin writers pointed out within the text.

This quintessential consultant to all of the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from significant deities equivalent to Athena and Bacchus to the lesser-known wooden nymphs and centaurs, contains such heroic mortals as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus--all dropped at lifestyles in a sequence of photos drawn from a wide selection of historical literary resources.

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Download Handbook of Japanese Mythology by Michael Ashkenazi PDF

By Michael Ashkenazi

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Grade 10 Up-Ashkenazi's enticing and informative guidebook starts with a hundred pages of context. He emphasizes the ancient, non secular, and social floor for, and gives an outline of, either Shinto and Buddhist myths. This splendidly vibrant and compact advent tells the center tales and gives key anthropological info explaining the role(s) of myths. The author's lucid, available, or even funny type lightens the amazing scholarship. His account levels commonly over historical past and tradition, with no wasting its coherence or relevance to mythology. Shinto tales are associated in a finished narrative; Ashkenazi additionally contains Ryukyu and Ainu myths. the ultimate two-thirds of the amount is made from certain alphabetical entries for significant figures and ideas (with a few overlap), annotated print and nonprint resources, a word list, and an in depth bibliography of fundamental assets. person entries are even more special than these in Jeremy Roberts's jap Mythology A to Z (Facts On dossier, 2003) or David Leeming's A Dictionary of Asian Mythology (Oxford, 2001). jap artwork enriches the cultural context. Williams's quantity follows an analogous structure, and comprises an identical scholarly is helping (e.g., significant entries have references, extra readings, and cross-references). there isn't any primary-sources record, however the annotated print and nonprint part is bigger. The introductory essays are part the size of Ashkenazi's and stay away from contested matters. Williams isn't really a sleek stylist. uncertain antecedents, misused phrases, nonparallel or awkward buildings, and different writing lapses are off-putting and occasionally vague which means. regardless of the writer's visible erudition, this presentation of Hindu mythology is not going to attract scholars to the field.-Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's tuition, Newport, RI

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Download Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess PDF

By Melvin Burgess

Half I
London is in ruins, a as soon as hugely complicated urban now a gated wilderness. inside its partitions, a bloody struggle rages among clans. desire is sparse, however the humans think the gods have risen from the lifeless.
Odin himself has come to play an element within the lives of 2 twins, a brother and sister from the Volson extended family. Siggy and Signy needs to come to grips with their future as London's destiny teeters at the fringe of a knife....

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Download Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet PDF

By Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet

Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a modern French classical scholarship that has produced a a beautiful reconfiguration of Greek concept and literature. during this paintings, released right here as a unmarried quantity, the authors current a tense and decidedly non-classical examining of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our personal outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and mental different types. initially released in French in volumes, this new single-volume variation contains revised essays from quantity one and is the 1st English translation of either volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of reports and Professor of Sociology on the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative learn of historical Religions on the Collège de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author dwelling in England. allotted for quarter Books.

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Download The Iliad (Penguin Classics) by Homer PDF

By Homer

Author note: creation and notes by way of Bernard Knox
Title note: unique identify Ἰλιάς/Ὀδύσσεια
Publish 12 months note: released November 1st 1999 via Penguin Classics. unique 800's
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This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's previous Odyssey in energy and mind's eye. It recreates the unique motion as conceived via Homer, utilizing clean and versatile clean verse that's either lyrical and dramatic.

Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters offers us along with his universally acclaimed sleek verse translation of the world's maximum battle tale.

Rage-Goddess, sing the trend of Peleus' son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that expense the Achaeans numerous losses, hurling all the way down to the home of demise such a lot of stable souls? hence starts the stirring tale of the Trojan warfare and the fashion of Achilles that has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of fellows and gods wrestling with towering feelings and scuffling with amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to its wrenching, tragic end.

Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his terrific creation that even if the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it co-exists with either photos of civilized lifestyles and a poignant longing for peace. Combining the abilities of a poet and pupil, Robert Fagles brings the power of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He keeps the force and metric track of Homer's poetry, and conjures up the influence and nuance of the Iliad's spell binding repeated words in what Peter Levi calls "an impressive performance."

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Download The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test #2.5) by Aimee Carter PDF

By Aimee Carter

For millennia we've stuck basically glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls again the curtain on how they grew to become the strong, petty, loving and hazardous immortals that Kate Winters knows.
Calliope/Hera represented fidelity and but had a husband who by no means matched her faithfulness….
Ava/Aphrodite used to be the goddess of affection and but dedication used to be a wholly varied deal….
Persephone used to be suggested to marry one guy, but longed for another….
James/Hermes enjoyed to make hassle for others#151;but by no means knew real loss before….
Henry/Hades's solitary life had grown too wearisome to proceed. yet assembly Kate Winters gave him a brand new hope….

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Download The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green PDF

By Miranda Green

It is a attention-grabbing ebook in regards to the Celts and their faith, which covers all elements of the gods, ritual consumers, cult-objects and sacred areas of the traditional Celtic peoples. the 1st bankruptcy introduces the Celts and the facts they've got left in the back of, and areas them of their geographical and chronological context. the subsequent chapters disguise a number of the cults of the solar and the sky, the mother-godesses and fertility, conflict, demise and the underworld, water gods and healers, animals and animism, and symbolism and imagery. this can be a profitable evaluate of the proof for Celtic religions, ideals and practices which makes use of smooth scholarship to deliver an vague, yet attractive a part of ecu background to existence. It covers 500 BC to advert four hundred, and embraces the full of the Celtic global from eire to Australia.

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