You set the alarm for 5:00 am, skipped breakfast and braved traffic to get to the gym, only to find your workout Zen crushed by space invaders, super-talkers and gym slobs. You know the type-you'll find them hogging the locker room bench, gabbing loudly on their cell phones, and leaving used tissues and sweaty towels everywhere. Author and New York City attorney Lori Pines loves her daily workout, and thinks we are all entitled to a peaceful, energizing session at the gym-but it would sure help if all gym-goers read this book! Featuring six gym types you don't want to be, this little book will help gym-newbies learn what behavior is OK, and help experienced gym-goers curb their "gym rage" and cope with their less considerate gym mates. Polite gym regulars will have a laugh, and maybe one or two gym "hogs" will find a copy of this book tastefully tucked into their bag!
Mesopotamia, "the land between the rivers," has been brought by Time's revolution once more into the foreground of the history of the world. The plains where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob tended their flocks and herds; where the hosts of Sennacherib, Shalmaneser and Alexander contended for "world-power" in their day; where the Arabs, heirs of ancient civilisations, reared a civilisation of their own until it fell under the blight of Turkish dominion: have become once more the battle-ground of opposing armies, the representatives of conflicting spirits and ideals.