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Bobby Versus Girls (Accidentally)

by Lisa Yee Dan Santat

When Bobby inadvertently gets into a fight with his best friend Holly, their disagreement develops into a boys versus girls war involving their whole fourth-grade class.

The Scarlet Letter (Ignatius Critical Editions)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Joseph Pearce Mary R. Reichardt

The Scarlet Letter is one of American literature's greatest tragedies. The Scarlet Letter presents a profound meditation on the nature of sin, repentance, and redemption, and on how such Christian concepts may be integrated into American democracy.

Of Scars and Stardust

by Andrea Hannah

After the attack that leaves her little sister, Ella, close to death in a snowy cornfield, Claire Graham is sent to live with her aunt in Manhattan to cope. But the guilt of letting Ella walk home alone that night still torments Claire, and she senses the violence that preyed on her sister hiding around every corner. Her shrink calls it a phobia. Claire calls it the truth. When Ella vanishes two years later, Claire has no choice but to return to Amble, Ohio, and face her shattered family. Her one comfort is Ellas diary, left in a place where only Claire could find it. Drawing on a series of cryptic entries, Claire tries to uncover the truth behind Ellas attack and disappearance. But she soon realizes that not all lost things are meant to be found.

Somatic Patterning: How to Improve Posture and Movement and Ease Pain

by Mary Ann Foster

<p>A comprehensive sourcebook for massage, bodywork, and somatic practitioners and their clients. Also, a great resource for dance, exercise, or yoga teachers and their students. With numerous illustrations, photos, special features, and somatic exercises, this text is user-friendly. Practitioners are even encouraged to photocopy exercises to give to their clients. <p>Somatic Patterning covers a broad spectrum of topics, including early motor development, body-mind awareness, pain relief, breathing, postural muscles, organic movement, and basic kinesiological patterns. And, it is well-documented with comprehensive glossary, endnotes, bibliography, and index.

Desolation Road (Desolation Road #1)

by Ian Mcdonald

It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and resident genius, to the Babooshka, a barren grandmother who just wants her own child - grown in a fruit jar; from Rajendra Das, mechanical hobo who has a mystical way with machines to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with - and married - the same woman.REVIEWS"Ian McDonald's Desolation Road is one of my most personally influential novels. It's an epic tale of the terraforming of Mars, whose sweep captures the birth and death of mythologies, economics, art, revolution, politics... Desolation Road pays homage to David Byrne's Catherine Wheel, to Ray Bradbury's entire canon and to Jack Vance, blending all these disparate creators in a way that surprises, delights, then surprises and delights again." - Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing)"McDonald's first novel, it absolutely bowled me over when it came out, and while I have read everything he's published since, and admire all of it and like most of it, this remains my favourite... some of the most beautiful prose imaginable... If you ever want to demonstrate how different science fiction can be, what an incredible range and sweep of things are published with a little spaceship on the spine, Desolation Road is a shining datapoint, because it isn't like anything else and yet it is coming from a knowledge of what the genre can do and can be and making something new out of it." - Jo Walton (Tor.com)"This is the kind of novel I long to find yet seldom do. Desolation Road is a rara avis... Extraordinary and more than that!" - Philip José Farmer

The New Testament: Its Background and Message

by Thomas D. Lea David Alan Black

In the comprehensive <i>The New Testament: Its Background and Message</i>, the late Thomas Lea presented a clear and concise introduction to the New Testament giving readers the key that unlocks the door to understanding these important texts. This influential work presents the background of the New Testament with broad strokes and with a focus on specific books including the Gospels, Acts, and Paul and his letters. Originally written in an easy-to-understand style and form, Lea’s text continues to unlock the message of the New Testament for both new students and seasoned scholars.

Somos lo que sentimos: El ser humano pensante y emocional

by Federico Fros Campelo

<P>El ser humano tiene la habilidad para razonar de manera compleja. Pero, ¿es ese realmente el único rasgo que nos diferencia del resto de los animales? La revolución actual de las ciencias de la mente está revelando que somos tan racionales como emocionales. De hecho, somos los animales más emocionales que existen en la faz de la Tierra. <P>Somos lo que sentimos es una colección de ensayos breves acerca de nuestra naturaleza humana que pueden leerse en cualquier orden. Se desmenuzarán temas tan candentes como el bullying, la obsesión con el aspecto físico, la compulsión por el juego, la sociedad de consumo, la desmotivación en el trabajo, las problemáticas de vivir en grandes ciudades y hasta nuestro comportamiento como votantes. <P>El autor incluso propone repensar leyes y regulaciones a partir del descubrimiento de cómo funcionan nuestras emociones. Como perlitas, vas a encontrar una entrevista inédita con el queridísimo y recordado psicólogo panelista del Diario de Mariana, Eduardo Chaktoura; y la predicción de una aplicación tan adictiva como lo es Pokémon Go.

Sí puedo y es fácil: Atrae todo lo que sueñas y hazlo realidad

by Antonina Andrea Canal Dávila

Gracias a la acogida que tuvo su primer libro EL DESPERTAR DE LA DIOSA, la maestra de la danza en Colombia y una de las más reconocidas terapeutas de sanación, regresa con un libro que se convertirá en un manual de seguridad, autoestima y transformación dirigido a todos los públicos. <P><P> ¿Por qué no puedo y no es fácil? ¿Qué me hace falta para ganar seguridad en mí y transformar mi entorno? ¿Por qué no consigo a la pareja que sueño? Estas y otras preguntas llevaron a la autora a escribir este libro. Antonina Canal está convencida de que creer en eso que deseamos es el primer paso para que se convierta en una realidad. Y también suprimir en gran medida la palabra "no" de nuestro vocabulario porque sí, podemos, sí somos capaces, sí nos merecemos eso que deseamos y sí podemos transformar nuestra realidad. <P>El lector encontrará a lo largo del libro "El consultorio Prem Shakti" en el que podrá ir resolviendo todo lo que lo agobia e ir avanzando en su proceso personal como si asistiera a una terapia personalizada. Además, encontrará mantras y meditaciones guiadas para sacar a relucir todo su potencial y transformar su entorno y el de las personas que lo rodean.

Un librero

by Álvaro Castillo Granada

La primera obra de Álvaro Castillo Granada, cuentos donde su autor, uno de los libreros más importantes de Colombia, le hace desde la ficción un emotivo homenaje a su oficio. <P><P> En los cuentos que conforman este volumen merodea un librero apasionado por su oficio. En algunos él es el protagonista de una historia derivada de su obsesión: la adquisición o la venta o la recomendación o la pérdida de un libro lo llevan por caminos insospechados; en otros él no es más que un testigo de los destinos impredecibles que tienen los libros y los lectores y puede enterarse de acontecimientos memorables e increíbles que marcaron la vida de muchas personas.

La novela como historia

by Eduardo Posada Carbó

Un libro de ensayo que indaga entre la relación entre historia y literatura en el marco del Caribe. El libro acude principalmente a la obra García Márquez, de Fuenmayor y Marvel Moreno. <P><P>Reflexiones sobre la forma que toma la historia en la ficción, hechas por uno de los principales historiadores colombianos. Enfocado sus estudios en el Caribe colombiano, Eduardo Posada Carbó es un referente de los estudios literarios y de la historia. Su preocupación por el Caribe lo ha llevado a conectar las manifestaciones culturales, la producción artística, la historia literaria y social. El libro es una apuesta del autor por reunir cinco ensayos que presentan sus principales tesis sobre historia y literatura y su expresión en el Caribe colombiano.

El cerebro del consumo: ¿Qué nos venden y por qué compramos?

by Federico Fros Campelo

<P>Qué estrategias subliminales aplican las marcas para vender más?¿Qué tipo de decisiones de consumo terminamos tomando en #piloto automático#?¿Cuáles son los errores más comunes de los departamentos de marketing a la luz de los últimos descubrimientos de las neurociencias? Estas son algunas de las cuestiones en las que el autor indaga en este libro. <P>El cerebro del consumo invita a un viaje a la frontera del conocimiento en este campo de potencial enorme, y hasta hace poco tiempo inhóspito. <P>#¿Quién sabe lo que quiero hacer? ¿Quien sabe lo que cualquiera puede hacer? ¿Cómo alguien puede estar seguro de algo así? ¿No es todo una cuestión de química cerebral, de señales yendo y viniendo, de energía eléctrica en la corteza cerebral?#, se plantea el escritor Don DeLillo en su novela Ruido Blanco. Son palabras que resuenan en toda la literatura de #neuro-superación#, de la cual #El cerebro del consumo# es un exponente destacado que, con un lenguaje muy agil y ameno, ideal para un lector no especializado, se mete de lleno en la relación fascinante entre los procesos cerebrales y nuestras decisiones de compra.

El caso de la quimera encadenada: Una aventura en el campo de la genética

by Gonzalo España

Un misterio que llevará a los lectores por el fascinante mundo de la genética. <p><p>Esta es la historia de Irene, una estudiante de Biología cuyo sueño es llegar a ser una gran genetista, como su ídolo, Emilio Yunis. Los azares de la vida le permitirán hacer parte del equipo de investigación de este gran maestro y, allí, no sólo descubrirá la clave para ayudar a una mujer que está en la cárcel, sino un posible amor.

The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development (2nd Edition)

by J. Robert Clinton

After examining the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Dr. J. Robert Clinton gained perspective on how leaders develop over a lifetime. By studying the six distinct stages he identifies, you will learn to: Recognize and respond to God’s providential shaping in your life; Determine where you are in the leadership development process; Identify others with leadership characteristics; and Direct the development of future leaders. This revised and updated edition includes several new appendixes and expanded endnotes, as well as an application section at the end of each chapter.

Crónica de un destino (Una trilogía de la vida real.)

by Ramón Melhado

Una trilogía de la vida real. Crónica de un Destino es una trilogía que transporta vívidamente al lector a la cruel guerra civil de El Salvador, acompañaa un nuevo inmigrante en su incierto ingreso a Canadá, y lo embulle en la fascinante historia de Japón, donde Eduardo Roca misteriosamente recupera su vista y sorprendentemente descubre su pasado.

Reimagining Advocacy: Rhetorical Education in the Legal Clinic (RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric #8)

by Elizabeth C. Britt

Domestic violence accounts for approximately one-fifth of all violent crime in the United States and is among the most difficult issues confronting professionals in the legal and criminal justice systems. In this volume, Elizabeth Britt argues that learning embodied advocacy—a practice that results from an expanded understanding of expertise based on lived experience—and adopting it in legal settings can directly and tangibly help victims of abuse.Focusing on clinical legal education at the Domestic Violence Institute at the Northeastern University School of Law, Britt takes a case-study approach to illuminate how challenging the context, aims, and forms of advocacy traditionally embraced in the U.S. legal system produces better support for victims of domestic violence. She analyzes a wide range of materials and practices, including the pedagogy of law school training programs, interviews with advocates, and narratives written by students in the emergency department, and looks closely at the forms of rhetorical education through which students assimilate advocacy practices. By examining how students learn to listen actively to clients and to recognize that clients have the right and ability to make decisions for themselves, Britt shows that rhetorical education can succeed in producing legal professionals with the inclination and capacity to engage others whose values and experiences diverge from their own.By investigating the deep relationship between legal education and rhetorical education, Reimagining Advocacy calls for conversations and action that will improve advocacy for others, especially for victims of domestic violence seeking assistance from legal professionals.

The Great Gatsby: Originals (Originals (raleigh, Nc) Ser.)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

**The twentieth-century masterpiece, the authoritative new edition** With a new foreword by Jesmyn Ward, author of the Women's Prize-shortlisted Sing, Unburied, Sing‘There was music from my neighbour’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.’ Enigmatic, intriguing and fabulously wealthy, Jay Gatsby throws lavish parties at his West Egg mansion to impress Daisy Buchanan, the object of his obsession, now married to bullish Tom Buchanan. Over a Long Island summer, his neighbour Nick Carraway, a writer and a cousin to Daisy, looks on as Gatsby and Daisy’s affair deepens. Tragedy looms in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece third novel, frequently named among the best novels of the twentieth century. Praise for The Great Gatsby: ‘A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel’ Sunday Times ‘More than an American classic; it’s become a defining document of the national psyche, a creation myth, the Rosetta Stone of the American dream’ Guardian ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation’ New York Times ‘An unquiet masterpiece whose mystery never fails to exert its power’ Robert McCrum, Observer, ‘The 100 Best Novels in English’

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How To Survive Hyper-Change

by Dwight L. Carter Mark E. White

A school leadership model for surviving hyper-change From social media to evolving safety issues to constant school reform, today’s school leaders face unprecedented disruption. How can educators prepare students for a globalized world when many institutions are not ready for the constantly changing 21st century? With an eye on the past and a vision for the future, Carter and White draw the blueprint for adapting schools to ever-changing times. • A comprehensive history of disruption in American schools as a lens for understanding accelerated change • Practical exercises and real-life examples for reshaping education in the 21st century • A grounded examination of radical disruptions schools will face in the years to come

Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools

by Dr P J Caposey

Re-evaluate your perspective on teacher evaluation to truly transform school performance! The tools, strategies, and reflections in this book provide realistic solutions to the problem faced by many schools: meaningless evaluation. A considerable amount of time, energy, and money is spent on the teacher evaluation process, yet the question remains whether it is truly transforming the learning of teachers and, therefore, students. This practical guide shows how evaluation can become the tie that binds all school improvement activities together to: • Bring clarity and purpose to all educators making their roles more effective • Improve teacher practice since they receive better support • Increase student achievement and overall school culture

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

by Salvatore I. Attardo

The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

by Salvatore I. Attardo

The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

The Health of People: How the social sciences can improve population health

by Campaign for Social Science

As Britain ages amid austerity, more and more people will suffer from long-term health conditions. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise. Mental health problems are widespread. Tobacco and addictions are well-known killers. Each condition brings high costs, both financial and social. Meanwhile, budgets for the NHS, social care and public health are being squeezed. Despite this potential crisis, new opportunities are emerging to support both healthcare providers and the population. Advances in understanding will change how behaviour can prevent and mitigate ill health. Our approach to health must become more ‘social’. The Health of People – a report compiled by the Campaign for Social Sciences – investigates a range of ways to cut the cost of health interventions and to improve patient outcomes as well as ways of preventing people becoming patients. The report includes arguments for and case studies in favour of a more rounded, social science informed view of health and wellbeing. It concludes with an invitation to clinicians and policy makers to think outside the box of ‘care’ about the causes and prevention of ill health.

Crayons and iPads: Learning and Teaching of Young Children in the Digital World (SAGE Swifts)

by Dr Debra Harwood

Crayons and iPads examines the use of digital technology in the early stages of child development, and the way in which learning techniques have evolved in classrooms across the world. Harwood explores how tablets can be used to provoke, ignite and excite children’s interest in the world around them, performing as accessible learning and instructional tools, and argues that it is through this engagement with technology that new discoveries are made and learning takes place. Guiding readers through research-based insights into children’s thinking, interactions and being, Crayons and iPads offers an important starting point upon which to build play and inquiry-based learning opportunities within early learning programs, and will appeal to both educators and researchers across child development, early years education, and digital literacy.

Lo que nos dice la Biblia

by Henrietta C. Mears

El claro y conciso examen de las Escrituras que ella (Henrietta C. Mears) hace, nos revela que la Biblia es un libro, una historia, y un relato. Este compañero del estudio bíblico ayuda a hacer que las Escrituras revivan para usted, y lo ayudará a conocer mejor la revelación escrita de la Voluntad de Dios a los humanos.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2016 30th Anniversary Special (Jim Henson's Labyrinth)

by Cory Godbey Jim Henson Jeff Stokely Jonathan Case Ted Naifeh

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth. Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Jeff Stokely (The Spire), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more!

Left On Mission

by Chip Mosher Francesco Francavilla

The critically acclaimed espionage thriller from Chip Mosher and Francesco Francavilla is collected digitally for the first time! See why Ain't It Cool News proclaimed this series "a must for fans of 007... spy fiction at it's best." Former agent Eric Westfall has been called out of his perfect suburban retirement to stop a rogue agent from auctioning a stolen hard-drive on the black market for $50 million. Eric's mission - turn his target back into a loyal agent for the government, or kill her - despite the fact that the two were once lovers! Wending its way through some of the world's most exotic locales, Left on Mission provides non-stop excitement and intrigue. Collecting all 5 issues of this lauded limited series, Left on Mission is for fans of gritty, dark espionage thrillers.

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