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One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Neil F. Comins has identified and classified, by origin and topic, over 1,700 commonly held misconceptions about the universe. He presents the reader with the tools needed to probe erroneous notions so that we can begin to question for ourselves ... and to think more like scientists.
In Heavenly Fragrance, award-winning chef and author Carol Selva Rajah brings you on an unforgettable journey of aromatic discovery in the preparation of foods from different parts of Asia. Inspired by fond memories of fragrant dishes from her childhood, Carol has always believed that what sets Asian cooking apart from other traditions is its vast array of highly fragrant and aromatic ingredients. In this book she sets out her definitive collection of new and classic recipes for cooks who wish to recreate the memorable flavors and aromas of Asia at home.The recipes in Heavenly Fragrance are organized according to the aromatic ingredients used--Asian Herbs, Fruits, Spices and Seasonings--which makes the creation of a meal as simple as picking and choosing from what you've already got stocked in your pantry. Recipes include: Spring Rolls with Orange Chili Sauce Pineapple Lime Salsa with Mint Chicken Satay with Fragrant Spices and Coconut Eggplant Sambal with Black Mustard and Cashews Crab Soup with Lemongrass, Tamarind and Mint Green Mango and Saffron Lassi
GUARDIAN ANGELSHe'd been a lousy fiancéKim hardly recognized her ex-fiancé. Jerry had the same delicious looks and body, even the same mannerisms, but ever since the accident, there were things about him that made him seem like a completely different man! Now he was the perfect angel-instead of a womanizing workaholic-who wanted to be with her twenty-four hours a day!He said she was in danger, and that she needed his protection. But the only danger Kim could foresee was falling in love with Jerry all over again! For, although he might seem heavenly now, what if the old Jerry were to return...?Falling in love sometimes needs a little help from above!
Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveriesby Joshua Gilder Anne-Lee Gilder
Heavenly Intrigue is the fascinating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe-and ended in murder.<P> One of history's greatest geniuses, Kepler laid the foundations of modern physics with his revolutionary laws of planetary motion. But his beautiful mind was beset by demons. Born into poverty and abuse, half-blinded by smallpox, he festered with rage, resentment, and a longing for worldly fame. Brahe, his mentor, was a flamboyant aristocrat who had spent forty years mapping the heavens with unprecedented accuracy-but he refused to share his data with Kepler. With Brahe's untimely death in Prague in 1601, rumors flew across Europe that he had been murdered. But it took twentieth-century forensics to uncover the poison in his remains, and the detective work of Joshua and Anne-Lee Gilder to identify the prime suspect-the ambitious, envy-ridden Kepler himself. A fast-paced, true-life account that reads like a thriller, Heavenly Intrigue is a remarkable feat of historical re-creation.
Full of mouth-watering flavours, sunshine and escapist adventure, The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop will delight readers who enjoy Carole Matthews and Jenny Colgan.Anna and her husband Matteo are ready to embark a delicious Italian adventure. After a year and a half running their ice cream shop on Brighton beach and raising their baby Isabella, Matteo is starting to miss Italy. A shared passion for ices means it's easy to settle on a new business idea - they'll open a shop in Sorrento's cobbled square, a short walk from the sparkling blue sea. For a while, life is sweet; but then Matteo's overbearing family get involved ...Anna's younger sister Imogen feels like things are finally coming together - she's living with boyfriend Finn in a beach house in Brighton, and her photography is taking off. Then her career stalls, and the lure of Capri - and a man from her past - prove difficult to resist. 'Kept me thoroughly entertained until the very last page' Novelicious'Sweet, light and romantic' Closer 'A brilliantly written tale of sisterhood, family ties and love' I Heart Chick Lit'Written very well ... I couldn't put it down!' Handbag.com 'A lovely read which left me smiling long after finishing it' Bookworm Ink
Paraphrased scriptures and insightful prayers bring a refreshing awareness of God's presence and power in your everyday life. Whether for yourself or to give a friend, this beautiful book will be a meaningful and memorable treasure that will be kept close at hand and cherished for years to come.
In this beautiful, deeply personal book, you will discover the profound devotion that lives in God's heart for you. Prayer-letters to heaven share questions, doubts, fears, and concerns from an earthly perspective. Then in heaven's compassionate and loving response, your heart will soar as you experience God's everlasting and unconditional love expressed in personalized scriptures paraphrased just for you. Whether for yourself or a special friend, this beautiful book is a meaningful and memorable treasure that will be kept close at hand and cherished for years to come.
In this unique book, you will experience God's promises in personalized prayers and paraphrased scriptures that will fill your heart with divine assurance and heavenly warmth. Open the pages of this book and discover God's very personal promises that will lift your heart and help you face every day with refreshing optimism and renewed hope. Whether for yourself or a special friend, this book is a meaningful and memorable treasure that will be kept close at hand and cherished for years to come.
In this beautiful yet powerful book, you will discover God's words of wisdom in the personal letters written just for you. This heavenly exchange shares questions, doubts, fears, and concerns from an earthly perspective in the form of prayer-letters to heaven. Then in heaven's kind and loving response, your heart will soar as you experience God's wisdom and insight gleaned from His Word. Whether for yourself or a special friend, this beautiful book is a meaningful and memorable treasure that will be kept close at hand and cherished for years to come.
The simple fact that the Chinese church has grown into a force tens of millions strong today is a sign not only of God's existence but also of his matchless power
Spherical trigonometry was at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia. The discipline was a mainstay of mathematics education for centuries, and it was a standard subject in high schools until the 1950s. Today, however, it is rarely taught. Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of this forgotten art, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used spherical trigonometry to chart the heavens and the Earth. Glen Van Brummelen explores this exquisite branch of mathematics and its role in ancient astronomy, geography, and cartography; Islamic religious rituals; celestial navigation; polyhedra; stereographic projection; and more. He conveys the sheer beauty of spherical trigonometry, providing readers with a new appreciation for its elegant proofs and often surprising conclusions. Heavenly Mathematics is illustrated throughout with stunning historical images and informative drawings and diagrams that have been used to teach the subject in the past. This unique compendium also features easy-to-use appendixes as well as exercises at the end of each chapter that originally appeared in textbooks from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Bring a radiant dimension to your home, garden and gifts with the unique, versatile and quirky qualities of wire and metal20 tempting projects range from pretty cards and glowing lanterns to fluttering butterfly wind chimes, an irresistibly sweet mirror frame and a decadent beaded chandelierCreative craft techniques such as embossing, beading and decoupage combine with simple wirework and metalworkStylish, detailed photography offers essential support and invaluable inspiration
Bring a radiant dimension to your home, garden and gifts with the unique, versatile and quirky qualities of wire and metal 20 tempting projects range from pretty cards and glowing lanterns to fluttering butterfly wind chimes, an irresistibly sweet mirror frame and a decadent beaded chandelier Creative craft techniques such as embossing, beading and decoupage combine with simple wirework and metalwork Stylish, detailed photography offers essential support and invaluable inspiration
In this new volume, the authors of the bestselling Christmas Miracles, The Magic of Christmas Miracles, Mothers' Miracles, and A Gift of Miracles share more than thirty of the most transcendent and mystical true stories they have encountered of ordinary people whose lives were transformed by wondrous events, including: "An Angel's Hand": A struck car spins wildly, sending the passenger door and seat belt flying. Yet the girl in the passenger seat is unhurt-miraculously held in place. "A Path Through the Wilderness": Fleeing to freedom, a mother and son are led safely through a mine-infested forest by a blessed nighttime apparition. "Thanks, Tad": A child receives visits from the grandfather who died years before she was born. "Matchmaker in Heaven": A mysterious red-haired woman has some surprising insights into the personal ads. "A Shaving Cream Surprise": A husband sends a tender message to his grieving widow. "Miracles come more often than we might suppose," the authors write, "and it's very likely that every family has at least one story they could tell. Each small miracle seems to come as part of a greater plan, to accomplish a thing of worth, to help change a life, in addition to offering comfort. Heavenly miracles-proof of God's love and involvement in our lives-are all around us." Let Heavenly Miracles enrich your heart, mind, and soul and remind us all that miracles do, indeed, happen.
In this new volume, the authors of the bestselling Christmas Miracles, The Magic of Christmas Miracles, Mothers' Miracles, and A Gift of Miracles share more than thirty of the most transcendent and mystical true stories they have encountered of ordinary people whose lives were transformed by wondrous events, including: An Angel's Hand": A struck car spins wildly, sending the passenger door and seat belt flying. Yet the girl in the passenger seat is unhurt--miraculously held in place. A Path Through the Wilderness " Fleeing to freedom, a mother and son are led safely through a mine infested forest by a blessed nighttime apparition. Thanks Dad" A child receives visits from the grandfather who died years before she was born. Matchmaker in Heaven": A mysterious red-haired woman has some surprising insights into the personal ads. A Shaving Cream Surprise": A husband sends a tender message to his grieving widow.
Baker Corinna Chapman is happy with her life and has no intention of doing any more investigative work. At least until she bites into what should have been a lovely gourmet chocolate and instead finds a chili-filled catastrophe. Is this tampering part of an elaborate and horrible joke--or a warning?
The Apocalypse of Abraham is a vital source for understanding both Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood. Andrei A. Orlov focuses on the central rite of the Abraham story - the scapegoat ritual that receives a striking eschatological reinterpretation in the text. He demonstrates that the development of the sacerdotal traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham, along with a cluster of Jewish mystical motifs, represents an important transition from Jewish apocalypticism to the symbols of early Jewish mysticism. In this way, Orlov offers unique insight into the complex world of the Jewish sacerdotal debates in the early centuries of the Common Era. The book will be of interest to scholars of early Judaism and Christianity, Old Testament studies, and Jewish mysticism and magic.
As violence and turmoil continue to define the former Yugoslavia, basic questions remain unanswered: What are the forces behind the Serbian expansionist drive that has brought death and destruction to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo? How did the Serbs rationalize, and rally support for, this genocidal activity? Heavenly Serbia traces Serbia's nationalist and expansionist impulses to the legendary battle of Kosovo in 1389. Anzulovic shows how the myth of "Heavenly Serbia" developed to help the Serbs endure foreign domination, explaining their military defeat and the loss of their medieval state by emphasizing their own moral superiority over military victory. Heavenly Serbia shows how this myth resulted in an aggressive nationalist ideology which has triumphed in the late twentieth century and marginalized those Serbs who strive for the establishment of a civil society. "Modern Serbian nationalism...and its contradictory connections...have been sources of considerable scholarly interest...Branimir Anzulovic's compendium is a good example of the genre, made all the more useful by Anzulovic's excellent command of the literature."-Ivo Banac, History of Religions Author interview with CNN: http://www.cnn.com/chat/transcripts/branimir_chat.html
From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it?In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.
This supernatural tale was originally published in 1946. In the story, the Marvell family goes away on vacation, leaving their farm, pets, and livestock home alone, to be taken care of by August, the hired man. But August fails to come. That night, the neighborhood is roused by an unusual glow. When August goes to the farm to investigate, he finds that it is under the care of mysterious beings-the twelve signs of the zodiac. This story sparkles with fantasy and humorous realism that both adults and children will appreciate. <P><P> A Newbery Honor Book
Sovereign in purpose, infinitely powerful, and transcendent over all He has made, God is equally infinite in grace and mercy. He knows and cares about your every need. The Heavens provides a unique and extraordinary opportunity to soar above the distractions and burdens of life as one meets with, and worships the Creator of the universe. Over 100 fascinating devotions with stunning images, insightful and Biblical commentary, stirring poetry, and perfectly chosen scriptures are integrated around clearly presented topics in astronomy. A toolbox and jewel box combined, the Heavens both equips and inspires the soul to know and love God.
This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late nineteenth-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first because it was the world's first "technocracy"-which he defines as "the institutionalization of technological change for state purpose." He also explores the growth of a political economy of technology in both the Soviet Union and the United States.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner
A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything is Illuminated, is now rediscovered for a new generation. In the 19th century, nearly five million Jews lived in the Pale of Settlement. Most lived in shtetls--Jewish communities connected to larger towns--images of which are ingrained in popular imagination as the shtetl Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof. Brimming with life and tradition, family and faith, these shtetls existed in the shadow of their town's oppressive anti-Jewish laws. Not Trochenbrod. Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars' oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions of one son from each Jewish family household throughout Russia. At first, Trochenbrod was just a tiny row of houses built on empty marshland in the middle of the Radziwill Forest, yet for the next 130 years it thrived, becoming a bustling marketplace where people from all over the Ukraine and Poland came to do business. But this scene of ethnic harmony was soon shattered, as Trochenbrod vanished in 1941--her residents slaughtered, her homes, buildings, and factories razed to the ground. Yet even the Nazis could not destroy the spirit of Trochenbrod, which has lived on in stories and legends about a little piece of heaven, hidden deep in the forest. Bendavid-Val, himself a descendant of Trochenbrod, masterfully preserves and fosters the memory of this city, celebrating the vibrant lives of her people and her culture, proving true the words of one of Trochenbrod's greatest poets, Yisrael Beider: I beg you hold fast to these words of mine. After this darkness a light will shine
The groundbreaking and globetrotting exploration of the Islamic finance industry, by one of its leading practitioners A trillion dollar financial industry is revolutionizing the global economy. Governments and corporations across the Islamic world are increasingly turning to finance that complies with Shari'a law in order to fund economic growth. Even in the West, Islamic finance is rapidly becoming an important alternative source of funding at a time when the conventional finance industry is reeling from the effects of the financial crisis. From its origins in the seventh century, Islamic finance has sought to develop core ethical principles that are based in the foundations of Islam and Shari'a. By engaging critically with the complexities of international finance, it has evolved and adapted into a world emerging from the economic and moral aftermath of a global financial crisis. But with an increasing Western interest, is it able to remain true to the principles of its faith? Can it maintain its ideals of social justice? Or is Islamic finance guilty of the very dangers it seeks to avoid? In Heaven's Bankers, Harris Irfan, one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers, gives unparalleled insight into the heart of this secretive industry. From his personal experience of working with leading bankers, scholars and lawyers, he debunks the myths of Islamic banking, analyzes its greatest deals and looks to the future of a system that has reprioritized the very nature of money itself.
Written with the support of the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Institute, this comprehensive cookbook shows how to incorporate the timeless principles of Ayurveda into the twenty-first-century kitchen. A result of Miriam Kasin Hospodar's twenty-year culinary journey, Heaven's Banquet draws from a rich palette of international cuisines and shows how to match your diet to your mind-body type for maximum health and well-being. The more than 700 recipes included here range from Thai Corn Fritters and Asian-Cajun Eggplant Gumbo to West African Avocado Mousse and Mocha-Spice Cake with Coffee Cream Frosting. Readers will discover the most effective methods of preparing food, the benefits of eating seasonally for individual types, and how to create a diet for the entire family. There are special sections on how to lose weight and control sugar sensitivity, a questionnaire to help determine mind-body type, and essential ingredients for a well-stocked Ayurvedic kitchen. Fully illustrated, and written for everyone from the beginner cook to the experienced chef, Heaven's Banquet shows how to use food to tap into your body's intelligence and create lifelong health.