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Thousands of years away in time and space spins a planet whose wealth in natural resources makes it the most vulnerable target for man's oldest and deadliest game--War. In the super-mercantile universe of centuries from now, young Captain David Falkayn has earned his command by blazing a trail of brilliant achievements in opening new planets to trade. Yet his very aptitudes in the rough and ready encounters on frontier worlds make him vulnerable to the supersecret machinations of Serendipity, Inc.--a firm offering any information, at the highest available prices. The giant computers of Serendipity inform David of a planet whose untapped natural resources would bring to incredible heights the wealth and power of David's boss, the irascible Nicholas van Rijn and his company Solar Spice and Liquor. The highly classified information is coupled with the warning that David's next space trek should be surrounded with maximum security. But even before he can depart on his mission he finds himself the unwilling guest of the founders of Serendipity at their secluded Lunar castle. David soon finds that not only is his life in jeopardy but the existence of his employers as well. On an even more immense scale, the strength of the Polesotechnic League is in peril of disintegration. What could be revealed in an expedition to the rogue planet that could bring such destruction to so many, and so much?
The New Create an Oasis With Greywater:Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems (5th Edition)by Art Ludwig
This book describes how to choose, build, and use 20 types of residential greywater reuse systems in just about any context: urban, rural, or village.
This book focuses on clinical theories and methods for pastoral assessment of intervention with those who despair and offers a corrective measures to these stories through deconstruction, re-framing, and reconstruction.
This best-selling resource is a great refresher and hands-on resource for counselors new to their professions. It's packed with step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients. It covers not just the basic building blocks in the profession, but also what the author calls the "megaskills" and common curative factors that lie behind the methods. The tone is conversational and the references are very useful.
The death of Lord Henry Fitzalan on the feast of St. Matthew 1303 is a matter widely reported but little mourned. Infamous for his lecherous tendencies, his midnight trysts with a coven of witches and his boundless self-interest, he was a man of few friends. So when Hugh Corbett is asked to bring his murderer to justice it is not a matter of finding a suspect but of choosing between them. Immediate suspicion falls on Lord Henry's chief verderer, Robert Verlian. His daughter had been the focus of Lord Henry's roving eye in the weeks before his death and he was not a man to take no for an answer. But the culprit could just as easily be Sir William, the dead man's younger brother. It is no secret that Sir William covets the Fitzalan estate - but would he kill to inherit it? The possibilities are endless, but the truth is more terrible than anyone could have imagined.
Bandy O'Sullivan is a little confused...God promised to bless her in all her endeavors, didn't He? And yet things keep going wrong for Bandy. An underhanded employee tries to sabotage Bandy's business. Her stepmother conspires to hurt her. The man Bandy's been dating deserts her for another woman. And the new man in Bandy's life, Alan Brockhurst, seems to be working with Bandy's enemies. Just when things seem to be turning around for Bandy, they fall apart again. Why isn't God keeping His promises? Or is Bandy expecting God to cater to her whims?
An illustrated collection of twenty-four Aesop fables selected from those populated only by animals, arranged in categories such as lion fables, fox fables, and wolf fables.
This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr, and shows them why this holiday is special.
Luminescence sheds light on the adventure of science. Scientists and many others have explored the science and wonder of cold light--the chemistry of animals and things that make light but not heat. A seventeenth-century alchemist tried to turn a stone into gold. He failed, but the stone glowed in the dark instead. The alchemist began to mold the first luminescent objects. A light also came on one night for the famous chemist Robert Boyle. After he saw a raw chicken glowing in his kitchen, he began his own research into luminescence. With light humor, Anita Sitarski brings the thrill of discovery to life as she recounts the stories of the alchemist, chemist Robert Boyle, the adventurers who first saw bizarre creatures glowing in the depths of the sea, and others. Awe-inspiring, full-color photographs accompany the compelling, fact-filled text in these scientific explorations.
This highly respected, best-selling book offers an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for readers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of women, the text reflects a genuine interest in and understanding of the readers for whom it was written. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN includes a chapter on old age as well as discussions of topics such as welfare issues, pregnancy, and women's retirement, which are central in many women's lives but not consistently covered in other texts.
Cut the complexity-and let people work From two leading thinkers at the Boston Consulting Group, this book offers six smart and simple rules for making any organization less complicated. The findings from two BCG indexes that rate business complexity and layers of management and hierarchy inside firms send a clear message: complicatedness is killing the modern company by making it harder than ever for people to do their jobs. Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman say the only effective response to ever-increasing complexity is to stop trying to manage it. Instead, say the authors, let people work together and use their own intelligence to meet the challenges they face. Based on principles from organizational sociology, along with insights collected over two decades applying these principles in companies all over the world, this book presents six proven methods- six smart rules -for mobilizing people without giving them more processes, structures or hierarchies. Organizations that follow the rules will see a direct impact on performance and results.
All women just naturally loved him -- at least until now, Kiernan FitzAllen noted, bemused. Mistress Glenys Seymour seemed immune to his roguish charms. Granted, he had kidnapped her, which could be somewhat off-putting. But ensorcellment had to be afoot for such a master thief to be so completely enchanted by this very practical maiden fair! Were she truly able to cast a spell, Glenys Seymour would whisk away any trace of the confusing yet compelling passion she felt for Kiernan FitzAllen. The man was an outlaw, an adventurer, a roue -- and yet the fabled Chosen One who would help her gain her secret heart's desire!
What she planned...or what she wants? Samantha Rylant's life is coming together as planned-promising career, awesome friends, perfect boyfriend. Then she inherits her grandmother's ranch and sweet childhood memories come rushing back to her. Now this city girl is torn, wondering where she truly belongs. And the gorgeous cowboy down the lane is only complicating matters! Jack Baron and his handsome, aggravating self are around every corner offering a helping hand, sharing his unwanted opinions and in general messing with Sam's heart. The logical thing to do is to sell the ranch and return to San Francisco. But maybe this is one decision that requires the heart, not the head....
Gwen Murphy, once the girl from the ranch next door, owed her aging Apache neighbor big-time. But deploy her private-investigator skills to a find a wife for Morning Hawk's great-grandson? And move into his home to do so? Dang it! For years, virile Jess Logan had stirred feelings celibate Gwen wanted no part of. Once under Jess's roof -- and his amused masculine scrutiny -- Gwen did her best to procure him a spouse. Or did she? For Texas heat scorched her whenever Jess was near, melting her lifelong icy grudge against men. Finally she saw her heart could be whole, if only she could find the courage to let Jess claim her as his woman.
Wild Gunfire...Thundering Horses...A Careening Stagecoach -- Was This Any Way To Find True Love? Rede Smith didn't think so, yet the Texas Ranger hadn't counted on the brave and beautiful Addy Kelly, whose tender mercies and intoxicating touch ye him hope for a life free of the dark secret that plagued him. Respectable widow Adelaide Kelly had a secret: she was neither a widow nor respectable in small-town eyes. But the scandal her divorced status would create paled beside the shocking fact that she'd allowed the rugged Rede Smith into her home, heart and deepest desires.
Old secrets and a local legend force Sadie Bellam to put her trust in an easy-on-the-eyes detective in Raven's Hollow by Jenna Ryan Every small town has hidden secrets. But Raven's Hollow is also hiding a murderer. Twenty years ago, Detective Eli Blume's stepsister was killed. Though the killer was never found, Eli was forever changed by the family tragedy. Now another woman Eli cares about has been targeted: Sadie Bellam, whose legacy is closely tied to the town's eerie legends.... Sadie knows her stalker is no ghost, but a flesh-and-blood villain. And while she appreciates Eli's protection, their mutual attraction poses its own danger. Once that attraction ruined the life she thought she wanted; now Eli may be the only person standing between her and becoming yet another victim haunting Raven's Hollow....
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood. In this quiet village neighboring Steepwood Abbey, India Rushford had a decision to make -- consent to be Anthony, Lord Isham's reluctant bride or spend the rest of her days destitute. As their wedding neared, she saw the handsome lord's gentle nature, and a powerful attraction flared between them. But the path to wedded bliss had its obstacles, including a deadly threat that put both their lives in danger. Could India admit before it was too late that she loved Lord Isham?
A passionate summer romance between a rancher and a social worker is rekindled when they meet again unexpectedly in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee's latest addition to her miniseries, Conard County: The Next Generation! "I love you." Ten years ago rancher Cliff Martin said those three little words to Holly Heflin. But all she said was "goodbye." She ran from Conard County fast as a jackrabbit, leaving Cliff with a broken heart. But Cliff never forgot the one that got away.... Now Holly has returned to settle her aunt's estate-and Cliff is the executor. Her matchmaking aunt and his jealous ex-wife are the least of Holly's problems. Everywhere there are memories...and Cliff. But he's still a small-town rancher with roots and she's a big-city girl with a ticket home. She's got two weeks to avoid the hunky cowboy.... But what if she can't?
The last place she expects to have a reunion is the Rocky Mountains. But this man from her past is hard to ignore in Cindi Myers's Rocky Mountain Revenge Despite her new identity in the WitSec Program, Anne Gardener has been found by the one person who hurt her the most: FBI agent Jake Westmoreland. And when she testified against her own flesh and blood, her whole existence was turned upside down. Jake couldn't expect any more from her-except that he did. He wanted the impossible...her help. Jake doesn't have much time to restore Anne's faith in him. She is the only one who can help him locate her mob-boss father and put him away for good. He knows that his betrayal has hurt her deeply. Loving her was never part of the plan; yet losing her is a risk he won't take. He'll do anything to keep her safe-even if it means walking into the lion's den....
Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past, and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger...Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker-after all, she can't even tell him her real name. But Tristan won't be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss...
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