This book redresses popular interpretations of concealed objects, enigmatically discovered within the fabric of post-medieval buildings. A wide variety of objects have been found up chimneybreasts, bricked up in walls, and concealed within recesses: old shoes, mummified cats, horse skulls, pierced hearts, to name only some. The most common approach to these finds is to apply a one-size-fits-all analysis and label them survivals and apotropaic (evil-averting) devices. This book reconsiders such interpretations, exploring the invention and reinvention of traditions regarding building magic. The title Building Magic therefore refers to more than practices that alter the fabric of buildings, but also to processes of building magic into our interpretations of the enigmatic material evidence and into our engagements with the buildings we inhabit and frequent.
Outstanding leadership is the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results. And no one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. In Creating Magic, he shares the ten practical, common sense strategies that guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise. Combining surprising business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from his four decades on the front lines of some of the world's best-run companies, Lee shows all of us - from small business owners to managers at every level - how to become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm and integrity into our workplaces and our lives.
Nothing is as it seems. Sarah wakes to a wiped mind. But Henry won’t let her sit still. He’s just started using her to clean up Rivertown, and he won’t stop. When Sarah is sent against Winchester, one of the vilest assassins in town, she’ll rapidly remember the stakes. But not before spilling blood through the streets. And all the while, Charles will watch and wait …. Magic First follows a gritty witch and the man who keeps wiping her memory as they fight to save their twisted city. If you love your urban fantasy with fast-paced action, tenacious heroes, and a splash of romance, grab Magic First Book Two today and soar free with an Odette C. Bell series.
Sometimes it takes a little fantasy to believe in what we cannot see or understand. In the book The Magic of Faith the author uses a Magic Genie faith builder to show us how to find, share, and express our faith so that we can cope with the troubled times in which we live. Glorious is a Magic Genie faith builder whose goal in life is to help us find our faith in God. He does this by revealing to us the 99 Magical Keys to finding our faith. Glorious is convinced that deep down each of us does have faith; we just have to find it. He believes that we are all entitled to feel good about ourselves, and that we are all worthwhile people. Glorious is a nonsectarian Magic Genie with a strong desire to help each of us find peace of mind and feel secure. He is everybody's dream. In his eternal quest to help us find our faith he is irrepressible and inspiring as he shows us how to build our faith. Learn how to express your newfound faith. Learn how to declare yourself a person of faith. Let Glorious show you the way.
This is a study of the world of carpenters and joiners, discussing both the technical and the ritual and religious aspects of building. The heart of the book is an annotated translation of the fifteenth-century carpenter's manual Lu Ban jing. Numerous illustrations further enhance the value of this book.
Learn valuable programming skills while building your own Minecraft adventure! If you love playing Minecraft and want to learn how to code and create your own mods, this book was designed just for you. Working within the game itself, you'll learn to set up and run your own local Minecraft server, interact with the game on PC, Mac and Raspberry Pi, and develop Python programming skills that apply way beyond Minecraft. You'll learn how to use coordinates, how to change the player’s position, how to create and delete blocks and how to check when a block has been hit. The adventures aren't limited to the virtual – you'll also learn how to connect Minecraft to a BBC micro:bit so your Minecraft world can sense and control objects in the real world! The companion website gives you access to tutorial videos to make sure you understand the book, starter kits to make setup simple, completed code files, and badges to collect for your accomplishments. Written specifically for young people by professional Minecraft geeks, this fun, easy-to-follow guide helps you expand Minecraft for more exciting adventures, and put your personal stamp on the world you create. Your own Minecraft world will be unlike anyone else's on the planet, and you'll pick up programming skills that will serve you for years to come on other devices and projects. Among other things, you will: Write Minecraft programs in Python® on your Mac®, PC or Raspberry Pi® Build houses, structures, and make a 3D duplicating machine Build intelligent objects and program an alien invasion Build huge 2D and 3D structures like spheres and pyramids Build a custom game controller using a BBC micro:bit™ Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Adventures in Minecraft teaches you how to make your favourite game even better, while you learn to program by customizing your Minecraft journey.
Born to commoners, Imhotep grows to become a scribe, a healer, an architect, and a high priest. He battles barbarians, rebellious nobles, and the invasion of his Egypt by a voracious empire. This is a story of love, adventure, intrigue, and magic, set in Egypt's Old Kingdom.
Use technology to increase loyalty and productivity in youremployees 50 Digital Team-Building Games offers fun, energizingmeeting openers, team activities, and group adventures for businessteams, using Twitter, GPS, Facebook, smartphones, and othertechnology. The games can be played in-person or virtually, andrange from 5-minute ice-breakers to an epic four-hour GPS-basedadventure. Designed to be lead by managers, facilitators,presenters, and speakers, the activities help teams and groups getcomfortable with technology, get to know each other better, buildtrust, improve communication, and more. No need to be a "techie" tolead these games—they're simple and well-scripted. Author John Chen is the CEO of Geoteaming, a company that usestechnology and adventure to teach teams how to collaborate. How to lead a simple, fast, fun team building activity witheasy-to-follow instructions How to create successful "virtual" team building that requiresNO travel and little to no additional expenses How to engage standoffish engineers, "hard to reach" technicalteams, or Gen X/Y teammates with technology they enjoy using Successful technology-based team building can build buzz foryour company, build critically important relationships andcommunication internally, and keep your team talking about it forweeks afterward!
As part of Papua New Guinea, the Trobriant Islands are located in a bordering sea of the Pacific Ocean. At the beginning of the 20th century the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski was one of the first to explore the archipelago in the South Sea and its inhabitants. In the context of his work he discovered that Freund’s psychoanalytic universality thesis regarding the Oedipus complex is not true for the islanders. In this first volume out of three, Malinowsky deals with the tribal economics and social organizations as well as the trobriandan gardening techniques and the magic within this kind of work.