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A Humanist Funeral Service and Celebration

by Corliss Lamont Revised by Beth K. Lamont J. Sierra Oliva

A revised edition. As in earlier versions of the book, there are meditations and eloquent passages of prose and poetry to express appreciation, grief, and farewell when a friend or loved one dies.

Battling the Inner Dummy: The Craziness of Apparently Normal People

by David L. Weiner

. . . informative, entertaining, and well-researched. . . . Weiner does a fine job. -BooklistFrom the sexcapades of Bill Clinton to the unbelievable story of Hugh Grant and the prostitute; from the 15-year-old who weighs only 82 pounds but believes she's obese, to the professor who screams profanities at other drivers in snarled traffic--we wonder out loud, What are they thinking?! What drives so many apparently normal, intelligent people to act irrationally, harming themselves and others?According to Sigmund Freud, such behavior may be caused by the id, our built-in mental invitation to everything from dangerous fun to horrendous acts of irrationality. For popular psychology writer David Weiner, id stands for Inner Dummy, the part of the brain that we must come to understand if we are ever to know why we do foolish, irrational, and compulsive things. Drawing on the groundbreaking theories of evolutionary psychology, Battling the Inner Dummy localizes the source of our irrationality in the limbic id-the most primitive part of our brain that endlessly thirsts for status, sex, territory, nurturance, and survival. We become captured by these drives, Weiner says. By understanding our Inner Dummy, we can avoid disasters in our own lives. Along with sound advice from clinical psychiatrist Dr. Gilbert Hefter on how to handle our own Inner Dummies with built-in rewards and punishments, Weiner brilliantly interweaves delightful, imagined conversations with Freud and staffers at a mythical advertising agency, who have been given the assignment of communicating the nature of the id's irrationalities to the general public (e. g. , t-shirts that say, Would someone please fix my Inner Dummy before I fall in love with another idiot? and a bathroom scale that allows you to weigh eight pounds less each time you use it). This inviting, humorous romp with Inner Dummies who have made the news illustrates how we can apply ID prevention in our daily lives and includes all the major strategies science and medicine have developed over the years to counter Inner Dummies that threaten our well-being. See how well you're handling your own inner dummy by taking the quizzes at www. innerdummy. com.

Rust Essentials

by Ivo Balbaert

This book is intended for software developers interested in systems level and application programming, and are looking for a quick entry into using Rust and understanding the core features of the framework. It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of Java, C#, Ruby, Python or JavaScript.

Building Web Services with Microsoft Azure

by Alex Belotserkovskiy Stephen Kaufman

If you are a .NET developer who wants to develop end-to-end RESTful applications in the cloud, then this book is for you. A working knowledge of C# will help you get the most out of this book.

RxJava Essentials

by Ivan Morgillo

If you are an experienced Java developer, reactive programming will give you a new way to approach scalability and concurrency in your backend systems, without forcing you to switch programming languages.

Ember.js Web Development with Ember CLI

by Suchit Puri

If you are a JavaScript developer who is starting out to build ambitious Ember.js application, or a developer who has prior Ember.js experience and want to transition your application to the latest Ember.js version with Ember CLI, then this book is for you.

R Data Analysis Cookbook

by Shanthi Viswanathan Viswa Viswanathan

This book is ideal for those who are already exposed to R, but have not yet used it extensively for data analytics and are seeking to get up and running quickly for analytics tasks. This book will help people who aspire to enhance their skills in any of the following ways: * perform advanced analyses and create informative and professional charts * become proficient in acquiring data from many sources * apply supervised and unsupervised data mining techniques * use R's features to present analyses professionally

Nmap Essentials

by David Shaw

This book is for beginners who wish to start using Nmap, who have experience as a system administrator or of network engineering, and who wish to get started with Nmap.

Gephi Cookbook

by Devangana Khokhar

If you want to learn network analysis and visualization along with graph concepts from scratch, then this book is for you. This is ideal for those of you with little or no understanding of Gephi and this domain, but will also be beneficial for those interested in expanding their knowledge and experience.

Getting Started with Knockout.js for .NET Developers

by Andrey Akinshin

This book is intended for .NET developers who want to use the MVVM design pattern to create powerful client-side JavaScript linked to server-side C# logic. Basic experience with ASP.NET, Razor, and creating web applications is needed.

Learning Robotics Using Python

by Lentin Joseph

If you are an engineer, a researcher, or a hobbyist, and you are interested in robotics and want to build your own robot, this book is for you. Readers are assumed to be new to robotics but should have experience with Python.

Meteor Cookbook

by Isaac Strack

This book is meant for developers of all experience levels looking to create mobile and full-stack web applications in JavaScript. Many of the simple recipes can easily be followed by less-experienced developers, while some of the advanced recipes will require extensive knowledge of existing web, mobile, and server technologies. Any application or enterprise web developer looking to create full-stack JavaScript-based apps will benefit from the recipes and concepts covered in this book.

For God and Kaiser

by Richard Bassett

Among the finest examples of deeply researched and colorfully written military history, Richard Bassett's For God and Kaiser is a major account of the Habsburg army told for the first time in English. Bassett shows how the Imperial Austrian Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe, the balance of international power, and the defense of Christendom. Moreover it was the first pan-European army made up of different nationalities and faiths, counting among its soldiers not only Christians but also Muslims and Jews. Bassett tours some of the most important campaigns and battles in modern European military history, from the seventeenth century through World War I. He details technical and social developments that coincided with the army's story and provides fascinating portraits of the great military leaders as well as noteworthy figures of lesser renown. Departing from conventional assessments of the Habsburg army as ineffective, outdated, and repeatedly inadequate, the author argues that it was a uniquely cohesive and formidable fighting force, in many respects one of the glories of the old Europe.

Coming, Aphrodite

by Willa Cather

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, New York, and nobody had ever disturbed him. But early one May, the vivacious singer Eden Brower moves in. "Coming, Aphrodite!" is a Willa Cather masterpiece, possessing all the qualities that bubble just beneath the surface of Cather's work, deceptively tranquil on top but as exciting, ambitious, and boisterous as the American continent she so well represented below. Including Coney Island ballooning scenes, ancient Aztec tales, melancholy artists and prairie girls navigating the big city, Cather weaves an astonishing narrative of lost love and dashed opportunities. From the Collected Stories, spanning the length of her triumphant career. An eBook short.

Selected Writings of César Vallejo

by César Vallejo Joseph Mulligan

For the first time in English, readers can now evaluate the extraordinary breadth of César Vallejo's diverse oeuvre that, in addition to poetry, includes magazine and newspaper articles, chronicles, political reports, fictions, plays, letters, and notebooks. Edited by the translator Joseph Mulligan, Selected Writings follows Vallejo down his many winding roads, from Santiago de Chuco in highland Peru, to the coastal cities of Trujillo and Lima, on to Paris, Madrid, Moscow, and Leningrad. This repeated border-crossing also plays out on the textual level, as Vallejo wrote prolifically across genres and, in many cases, created poetic space in extra-literary modes. Informed by a vast body of scholarly research, this compendium synthesizes a restored literary corpus and--in bold translations that embrace the idiosyncratic spirit of the author's writing--puts forth a new representation of this essential figure of twentieth-century Latin American literature as an indispensable alternative to the European avant-garde. Compiling well known versions with over eighty percent of the text presented in English translation for the first time, Selected Writings is both a trove of and tribute to Vallejo's multifaceted work. Includes translations by the editor and Clayton Eshleman, Pierre Joris, Suzanne Jill Levine, Nicole Peyrafitte, Michael Lee Rattigan, William Rowe, Eliot Weinberger, and Jason Weiss.

Women without Class

by Julie Bettie

In this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head and offers new tools for understanding the ways in which class identity is constructed and, at times, fails to be constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture and style that high school students use to explain class and racial/ethnic differences among themselves, Bettie depicts the complex identity performances of contemporary girls. The title, Women Without Class, refers at once to young working-class women who have little cultural capital to enable class mobility, to the fact that class analysis and social theory has remained insufficiently transformed by feminist and ethnic studies, and to the fact that some feminist analysis has itself been complicit in the failure to theorize women as class subjects. Bettie's research and analysis make a case for analytical and political attention to class, but not at the expense of attention to other axes of identity and social formations.

Learn to Teach

by Catherine Scott

Learn to Teach explores the most up-to-date findings on how children learn, to help teachers create effective learning environments and plan for teaching. Drawing on a neo-Vygotskian approach to learning, it covers the purpose of education; socio-cultural approaches to human cognition; attention and intelligence as cognitive tools; and the role of mindsets, memory and language in learning. It promotes the idea that the mind is a cultural product and that education is best understood as fostering the development of valued cognitive tools appropriate for the 21st century. To provide readers with a holistic understanding of learning, the book explores the significant contributions to the study of learning and teaching from psychologists, sociologists and cultural theorists. Readers are encouraged to critically engage with - and challenge - some of the prevailing learning theories in order to better understand their students. Each chapter features classroom observation exercises, discussion questions and links to further reading.

Live Christ! Give Christ!

by Mary Lea Hill FSP Margaret Kerry Fsp

Discover the rich tradition of Pauline spirituality in this first-time-ever-in-print collection of prayers by Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline family, and by other contemporary Paulines. A valuable edition for anyone desiring to thrive in the living out of their Catholic faith, Live Christ! Give Christ! features prayers for facing the challenges of life and for all aspects of evangelization. The collection includes the Our Secret of Success prayer featured in the movie, Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story.

Longing

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Ready for the sexiest getaway of your life? USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt turns up the heat in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series--a romance that mixes BDSM with a powerful emotional connection. Reeling from a disastrous love affair, plus-size model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya's deepest longings over nights of burning passion. Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno's opulent private dungeons. But it's Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into a contest of wills--and a jealous rival plots against them both--Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.Longing is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Longing "In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers' desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended."--Library Journal"Longing takes you to a world of dominants and submissives that others have not. If you are looking for an erotic novel that will fulfill that wild side, then Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt should be on your bookshelf."--Fresh Fiction"Erotic and unforgettable . . . Jamie K. Schmidt's plus-size heroine and the sexy Dom who can't resist her bring BDSM fans into a seductive hidden world they won't want to leave!"--Logan Belle, author of The Librarian and Blue Angel"I would recommend this book/series to anyone looking for a fun, easy and sexy read."--Book Bitches "I absolutely loved when Anya goes to Clint's pole-dancing class for the first time. Wow, talk about hot!"--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "I cannot tell you just how much I enjoy the Club Inferno series! It's funny, well written, and yes it has sex and BDSM, but it also has so much more."--Brit Nanny Reads "A wonderful couple who deserves to be cheered from an author who deserves praise."--Books-n-Kisses Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Longing

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Ready for the sexiest getaway of your life? USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt turns up the heat in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series--a romance that mixes BDSM with a powerful emotional connection. Reeling from a disastrous love affair, plus-size model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya's deepest longings over nights of burning passion. Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno's opulent private dungeons. But it's Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into a contest of wills--and a jealous rival plots against them both--Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.Longing is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Longing "In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers' desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended."--Library Journal"Longing takes you to a world of dominants and submissives that others have not. If you are looking for an erotic novel that will fulfill that wild side, then Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt should be on your bookshelf."--Fresh Fiction"Erotic and unforgettable . . . Jamie K. Schmidt's plus-size heroine and the sexy Dom who can't resist her bring BDSM fans into a seductive hidden world they won't want to leave!"--Logan Belle, author of The Librarian and Blue Angel"I would recommend this book/series to anyone looking for a fun, easy and sexy read."--Book Bitches "I absolutely loved when Anya goes to Clint's pole-dancing class for the first time. Wow, talk about hot!"--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "I cannot tell you just how much I enjoy the Club Inferno series! It's funny, well written, and yes it has sex and BDSM, but it also has so much more."--Brit Nanny Reads "A wonderful couple who deserves to be cheered from an author who deserves praise."--Books-n-Kisses Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Heat

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Style and seduction collide in Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat--sure to please fans of Fifty Shades of Grey--as the world's best-dressed men and women shed their clothing . . . and their inhibitions. On the run from her abusive fiancé, ER doctor Mallory Bryant arrives at her sister's Connecticut resort desperate for a place to restore balance to her life. But Club Inferno is more than a haven for the rich and fashionable. Beneath its elegant facade is an erotic playground where dominants and submissives play out their fantasies. At first, Mallory is wary of Max Spencer, the martial arts trainer acting as her bodyguard--until he introduces her to passion so intense she wants nothing more than to surrender to his touch. As one of Club Inferno's most skilled doms, Max enjoys taking Mallory to the limits of pleasure. It's a dangerous proposition, and as their sensual games draw them into a relationship beyond the boundaries of pupil and master, Max starts spiraling out of control. But when Mallory's violent past catches up with her, Max knows what he must do: draw her closer than ever before, even if it means risking a surrender of his own.Advance praise for Heat "Club Inferno is deliciously sexy, and Max is a Dom to love. A nonstop ride of sexual exploration and emotional healing, Heat will keep you entertained."--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Bared"With Jamie K. Schmidt you get to have it all, diamonds and champagne, and rope and leather. Heroines and readers alike will find every erotic wish and every heart's desire come true at Club Inferno."--Award-winning author Cecilia Tan"Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat burns with its red-hot sex scenes and thrills with a passionate and wonderfully tender love story. Enter the world of Club Inferno and be very, very satisfied!"--Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

The ADHD Book of Lists

by Sandra F. Rief

Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Children with ADHD/ADD do not outgrow it, but the adults in their lives play a major role in what these children achieve and how they feel about themselves. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges There is a high correlation between ADHD and a number of negative outcomes when not treated, but the tide is turning as more effective management becomes commonplace. The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management.

OpenStack Essentials

by Dan Radez

If you need to get started with OpenStack or want to learn more, then this book is your perfect companion. If you're comfortable with the Linux command line, you'll gain confidence in using OpenStack.

Apache Solr Enterprise Search Server - Third Edition

by David Smiley

This book is for developers who want to learn how to get the most out of Solr in their applications, whether you are new to the field, have used Solr but don't know everything, or simply want a good reference. It would be helpful to have some familiarity with basic programming concepts, but no prior experience is required.

Health Care Professionalism at a Glance

by Judy Mckimm Jill Thistlethwaite

Health Care Professionalism at a Glance offers accessible coverage of an increasingly important aspect of medical and health professional education. This concise text includes how to identify and develop professional behaviours, how they are assessed, and how to challenge unprofessional behaviours. Health Care Professionalism at a Glance: Provides a user-friendly and thought provoking overview of health care professionalism Introduces the main topics, key definitions and explores aspects relevant to learners and novice professionals Considers fundamental features of professionalism that students are expected to acquire as well as how they are taught, learned and assessed Includes summary boxes that highlight important points, reflection points, clinical cases and suggested further reading Includes references relevant to different countries accrediting bodies This important new book will assist students in understanding the nature of professionalism, its assessment, and the implications for professional practice.

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