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The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)

by James Dashner

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago. Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated--and with it, order--and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal. The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Thomas can only wonder--does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)

by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up--the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind. From the Hardcover edition.

The Naked Coach: Business Coaching Made Simple

by David Taylor

Bestselling author David Taylor returns with his take on business coaching. No fuss. No jargon. Just great ideas. The Naked Coach is the back-to-basics book on coaching that will make sense of coaching and place it back at the very heart of the business agenda. It will make understanding, learning and teaching coaching simple. The Naked Coach tells real, practical, fun, exciting and above all else relevant stories that you can apply straightaway. David Taylor strips away the hype, jargon and mystery to give coaching a clear definition in all its forms, including mentoring, training, facilitation and interventions of every kind. The Naked Coach explains coaching without being patronising, defines without being arrogant, and does it in a fun, accessible way. It is coaching from a different perspective - yours. The fundamental principle of The Naked Coach is to be yourself - always. Find what works for you, and do it, again and again and again. Remember. No fuss. No Jargon. Just great ideas.

Business Coaching: Achieving Practical Results Through Effective Engagement

by Peter J. Shaw Robin Linnecar

The aim of this book is primarily to enable those wanting to invest in coaching to be able to do so in the most effective way whether they are doing this as an organisation or as an individual. It illustrates the impact coaching can have and identifies changes in leadership and management demands and expectations. We consider what a coachee gets out of coaching, different formats for coaching and its potential value at Board level, including for the Chief Executive Officer, and for other individuals or groups such as new recruits or those who have just been promoted. We look at the difference between coaching and mentoring and the potential benefits that both can have, especially in combination. We look at how coaching programmes can be introduced effectively and how a leader might introduce coaching in their organisation. We address the international dimension with many organisations looking to ensure that leadership is based on similar values throughout its global reach. This book is unashamedly about business coaching. Quality coaching engagement will impact into an individual's wider life priorities and use of time and energy. But the effective delivery of business priorities has to be at the basis of introducing business coaching. Chapter headings: Effective Engagement The Impact Coaching Can Have Coaching in Context: Changes in Leadership and Management Demands and Expectations What Makes a Good Coach What a Coachee Gets Out of Engaging with Coaching Different Formats for Coaching Coaching and the Chief Executive Different Focuses of Individual Coaching The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring Meeting Business Priorities Introducing Coaching Programmes in a Whole Organisation Running Coaching in Your Organisation The International Dimension

Leap!: Ditch Your Job, Start Your Own Business and Set Yourself Free

by Ian Sanders

Who Do You Think You Are? Times are changing fast. Traditional working practices and the concept of a conventional job are increasingly becoming things of the past as we make sense of a new marketplace where the only limit to success is our own imagination. What Does it take to Survive in This New Scrambled Up World of Work? * Attitude - to get started * Enterprise - to succeed * Success - at maximising opportunities * Worklife - in the right balance The challenges - and the opportunities - for the 'entrepreneur-within' the huge. For micro-businesses, home-workers, freelancers, it's all for the taking. That is the essence of LEAP! A stimulus for taking the plunge to go it alone and set yourself free... and for making it up as you go along! "Ian Sanders connects brilliantly wit the mindset and needs of talented professionals in their migration away from corporate mediocrity. LEAP! is a personal guidebook to both the practicality and emotion of making work matter." - Chris Nel, Partner, Tom Peters Company

The Impact Code: Live the Life you Deserve

by Nigel Risner

"The future of Britain's self-esteem is safe in Nigel's Hands. He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people's lives." --Jack Canfield, Co-author, New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series "I believe that Nigel Risner is the best speaker in the world. He excites, he challenges and most of all, impacts the lives of thousands of people to take action." --David Taylor, Author of The Naked Leader "YOU made the difference Nigel and Wow!" --Kriss Akabussi MBE, The Akabussi Company "Not another self-help book?" I hear you cry. Well, for once no, definitely not just another self help book. You've probably tried, and more than likely been disappointed, by self-help books in the past. Why is that and why is this one different? Well here's the truth; the fault doesn't lie in the books you have read before, it lies with you. Only you can make a difference. It wasn't the books that failed to make an impact, it was you. Get over it. The Impact Code is a beautifully simple approach to life. So simple you will wonder why it never occurred to you to do it before. So, it's time to get off your butt and start living for yourself, for your dreams and for your life. Nigel Risner's approach is direct, sincere and devastatingly honest. If you follow the code, you will see and feel a difference in your life and the life of everyone around you. Your life is waiting for you to get started. All you have to do is crack the IMPACT Code and the world will, quite literally, be yours. The choice is yours; it always has been.

SUMO (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life

by Paul Mcgee Fiona Griffiths

S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean 'get over it' or 'pull yourself together' (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary). 'Shut Up' means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential. 'Move On' means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think about it, take action. There are six S.U.M.O. principles that are designed to help you create and enjoy a brilliant life. If you are wrestling with life's challenges, these principles will help you do so more successfully. 1. Change Your T-Shirt - take responsibility for your own life and don't be a victim. 2. Develop Fruity Thinking - change your thinking and change your results. 3. Hippo Time is OK - understand how setbacks affect you and how to recover from them. 4. Remember the Beachball - increase your understanding and awareness of other people's world. 5. Learn Latin - change comes through action not intention. Overcome the tendency to put things off. 6. Ditch Doris Day - create your own future rather than leave it to chance. Forget the attitude 'que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.' "A superb book. It combines honesty, humour and inspiration to help people move ahead in life." --Allan and Barbara Pease, authors of Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps "Powerful, simple and effective. A highly engaging and thought provoking book. Anyone who reads it is sure to look at themselves and the world differently as a result." --Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey, The Mind Gym The S.U.M.O. guy is Paul McGee, an international speaker and author. He has been developing the S.U.M.O. principles over the last five years.

The Kill Order (Maze Runner Prequel)

by James Dashner

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. The Kill Order is the story of that fall.A prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy, The Kill Order has been in the works since the completion of The Maze Runner. The story of civilization's fall was kept under wraps and is the explication of the events that began this bestselling series.

Cousin Betty

by Honoré De Balzac

La Cousine Bette (French pronunciation: [la kuzin bɛt], Cousin Bette) is an 1846 novel by French author Honoré de Balzac. Set in mid-19th century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Bette works with Valérie Marneffe, an unhappily married young lady, to seduce and torment a series of men. One of these is Baron Hector Hulot, husband to Bette's cousin Adeline. He sacrifices his family's fortune and good name to please Valérie, who leaves him for a tradesman named Crevel. The book is part of the Scènes de la vie parisienne section of Balzac's novel sequence La Comédie humaine ("The Human Comedy").

Court Life in China: The Capital, Its Officials and People

by Isaac Taylor Headland

Originally published in 1909, when in the Preface it was said: "Until the past ten years a study of Chinese court life would have been an impossibility. The Emperor, the Empress Dowager, and the court ladies were shut up within the Forbidden City, away from a world they were anxious to see, and which was equally anxious to see them. Then the Emperor instituted reform, the Empress Dowager came out from behind the screen, and the court entered into social relations with Europeans. ""For twenty years and more Mrs. Headland has been physician to the family of the Empress Dowager's mother, the Empress' sister, and many of the princesses and high official ladies in Peking. She has visited them in a social as well as professional way, has taken her friends, to whom the princesses have shown many favours, and they have themselves been constant callers at our home. It is to my wife, therefore, that I am indebted for much of the information contained in this book. "Isaac Taylor Headland was a Professor inthe Peking University.

Aging and Mental Health

by Daniel L. Segal Sara Honn Qualls Michael A. Smyer

This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology. Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health and mental illness, along with their implications for treatment of older adultsProvides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches that both students and practitioners will find usefulUses case studies to link theory and practiceFully updated to include discussion of the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the field of mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functional behaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away from a focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum of services

The Uppity Swans

by Kathleen Bettilyon

One day, while dozing on his lily pad, Frampton Frog heard two beautiful swans, Jessie and Tessie, saying mean things to two good-natured but oddly named turtles, Fluff and Fuzz. Upset at this, Frampton decided to do something about it. After asking for strength and guidance from God, he confronted Jessie and Tessie, warning them that God does not like when we belittle others. Jessie and Tessie listen to Frampton, but do they heed his words? Will they listen to Frampton's lesson that God loves each and every creature, and that it's what's inside a creature's heart that is the most important thing?

Stereochemistry and Stereoselective Synthesis: An Introduction

by László Poppe Zoltán Boros József Nagy Mihály Nógrádi Gábor Hornyánszky

Written by a well-respected and experienced author, this textbook fills the gap for a concise introduction to the key concepts of organic stereochemistry and the most important classical and modern methods in stereoselective synthesis. The concepts are extensively illustrated in color, with practical examples and question-answer sets to help consolidate the reader's knowledge. In addition, animations are available from the Wiley website. A must-have for students in chemistry, biochemistry, and life sciences, as well as researchers in pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies in need of a quick introduction to the field.

Click Reactions in Organic Synthesis

by Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

The first book on click reactions to focus on organic synthesis, this reference work describes the click concept and underlying mechanisms as well as the main applications in various fields. As such, the chapters cover green chemical synthesis, metal-free click reactions, synthesis of pharmaceuticals, peptides, carbohydrates, DNA, macrocycles, dendrimers, polymers, and supramolecular architectures. By filling a gap in the market, this is the ultimate reference for synthetic chemists in academia and industry aiming for a fast and simple design and synthesis of novel compounds with useful properties.

Creating Digital Animations

by Derek Breen

The easy way to start animating today! Creating Digital Animations is your ticket to learning animation! Learn how to animate your very own characters using Scratch--the free multimedia tool that lets you create interactive stories, games, and animations. Designed specifically for kids aged seven and up, this easy-to-follow, full-color guide introduces you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation with sound effects and more! You'll work just like the pros as you sketch out your main idea, add your own details, and develop a complete, workable character from scratch. If you're curious about coding, animation is the perfect place to start exploring. The Scratch platform doesn't require an actual programming language, but it gets you used to thinking like a programmer while you develop your very own animation. Short on rules but big on fun, this book is your friendly animation coach to get you started on the right foot. Use stick figures to design your characters' 'bones' Flesh out your design and animate movements Create scenes and background locations Add sound to take your animation to the next level Animation is fun! Building your own characters is exciting! And putting the finishing touches on your animation project shows you just how much you can learn while you play. Coding is a valuable skill that will serve you throughout school and beyond, and this book teaches you the basics in a way that leaves you hungry for more. Where will you take your new animation skills next? Creating Digital Animations takes you on the first steps of your journey to wherever you want to go!

The Tree In The Ancient Forest

by Carol Reed-Jones Christopher Canyon

Ancient trees embrace a wonderful world of creatures, each playing their special role. From lowly fungi to majestic owls, the book connects the web of nature and aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival. Stunning illustrations by the renowned illustrator, Christopher Canyon, manage to be both magical and true. As AAAS Science Books & Films says, "The science is accurate and the book painlessly teaches important ecological lessons. "

Survival of the Sickest

by Jonathan Prince Sharon Moalem

Read it. You're already living it. Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on -- or off? Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. When the option is a long life with a disease or a short one without it, evolution opts for disease almost every time. Everything from the climate our ancestors lived in to the crops they planted and ate to their beverage of choice can be seen in our genetic inheritance. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives. Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.

Stardust

by Neil Gaiman

Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria--even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie--where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous--in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.

A False Mirror

by Charles Todd

Unhealed scars of the Great War still torment Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he carries with him the presence of the soldier he was forced to execute in the midst of battle. A haunted, damaged shell of a man, he has been sent to the small coastal town of Hampton Regis to solve a violent crime and to confront his own tragic past.An officer who served with Rutledge in the trenches of France before being sent back to England under suspicious circumstances has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the woman he still loves. The suspect has taken the wife hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid unless Rutledge is put in charge of the investigation. Although the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's own past and the love he lost to another man, he cannot refuse it. When the unconscious brutalized victim vanishes without a trace, it's clear that this peaceful little town hides a vicious murderer . . . and secrets powerful enough to kill for.

The Everything Healthy Casserole Cookbook: Includes - Bubbly Black Bean and Cheese Dip, Chicken Jambalaya, Seitan Shepard's Pie, Turkey and Summer Squash Mousska, Harvest Fruit Cake

by Kristen Widican

Casserole - that old weeknight standby - is trendy again! The fat- and calorie-laden dishes of old have been replaced with lighter, delicious fare you'll feel good about serving to your family. The Everything Healthy Casserole Cookbook takes the work out of preparing healthy casserole-based appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and shows you how to create consistently flavorful dishes. You'll prepare wholesome, irresistible recipes, including:Tomato, Basil, and Parmesan StrataRoasted Pear and Blue Cheese SpreadOven Seared Tuna Steaks with Olives and LemonGingered and Pralined Sweet PotatoesBlackberry CobblerApple-Walnut Bread Pudding With 300 recipes that include nutritional information, tips for refreshing family favorites, and vegetarian, vegan, and special diet options, this fun and inspiring cookbook has something for everyone.

Doodle Trees and Happy Bees: Create Playful Art

by Kim Anderson

Find your happy place! Create as if no one else is watching, like you did when you were a child. Doodle Trees and Happy Bees will take your hand and show you how fun it is to get lost in your own doodled art. With step-by-step illustrations as a friendly guide, you'll see how simple lines and shapes easily come together to create art that brings a smile to your face and your heart. In addition, inside you will find:Suggestions for getting into the creative zoneIdeas for developing your own style and encouragement to try new thingsEasy techniques using pens, washi tape, art foil, glitter glue and moreTemplates for drawing a variety of cute creatures and pretty motifs--each with ideas for adding your own personal spinPick up a pen, Doodle Trees and Happy Bees and discover your own playful voice!

Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

by Douglas Davis

The Business Skills Every Creative Needs! Remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity--you need to understand the language of business. The problem is that design school doesn't teach the strategic language that is now essential to getting your job done. Creative Strategy and the Business of Design fills that void and teaches left-brain business skills to right-brain creative thinkers. Inside, you'll learn about the business objectives and marketing decisions that drive your creative work. The curtain's been pulled away as marketing-speak and business jargon are translated into tools to help you:Understand client requests from a business perspectiveBuild a strategic framework to inspire visual conceptsIncrease your relevance in an evolving industryRedesign your portfolio to showcase strategic thinkingWin new accounts and grow existing relationshipsYou already have the creativity; now it's time to gain the business insight. Once you understand what the people across the table are thinking, you'll be able to think how they think to do what we do.

Type Teams: The Principles Behind Perfect Type Face Combinations

by Tony Seddon

Every creative brief requires its own unique typographic solution to achieve both individuality and visual harmony. This is why the question "what's the best typeface combination?" is impossible to answer succinctly. Typefaces are a bit like people; their personalities can alter ever so slightly when you bring them together in different groups. A stern Geometric san serif can act the part of a plain disciplinarian when standing next to an equally restrained Transitional serif, but can become light-hearted and playful when it encounters a lively Casual script or a burly Slab serif face. Choosing typefaces that work well together is ultimately as subjective as it is scientific, as personal as it is informed, and as debated as it is agreed upon. The suggested type combinations illustrated throughout this book are designed to provide the information and inspiration you need to make the best choices you can when bringing typefaces together.A book for typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks alike.Type teams are compiled from a pool of two hundred handpicked typeface families.Typefaces from over fifty world-class type foundries and type designers.One hundred and forty nine type team combinations with up to four individual typeface families utilized for each.Thirty two themed sections to allow quick access to the required mood for your individual projects.Ten key principles to help you make the right typeface choices for your creative assignments.Fourteen "tricks" to apply when selecting and combining typefaces from your personal collection.

Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors

by Linda B. Nilson

The classic teaching toolbox, updated with new research and ideas Teaching at Its Best is the bestselling, research-based toolbox for college instructors at any level, in any higher education setting. Packed with practical guidance, proven techniques, and expert perspectives, this book helps instructors improve student learning both face-to-face and online. This new fourth edition features five new chapters on building critical thinking into course design, creating a welcoming classroom environment, helping students learn how to learn, giving and receiving feedback, and teaching in multiple modes, along with the latest research and new questions to facilitate faculty discussion. Topics include new coverage of the flipped classroom, cutting-edge technologies, self-regulated learning, the mental processes involved in learning and memory, and more, in the accessible format and easy-to-understand style that has made this book a much-valued resource among college faculty. Good instructors are always looking for ways to improve student learning. With college classrooms becoming increasingly varied by age, ability, and experience, the need for fresh ideas and techniques has never been greater. This book provides a wealth of research-backed practices that apply across the board. Teach students practical, real-world problem solving Interpret student ratings accurately Boost motivation and help students understand how they learn Explore alternative techniques, formats, activities, and exercises Given the ever-growing body of research on student learning, faculty now have many more choices of effective teaching strategies than they used to have, along with many more ways to achieve excellence in the classroom. Teaching at Its Best is an invaluable toolbox for refreshing your approach, and providing the exceptional education your students deserve.

Lysosomes: Biology, Diseases, and Therapeutics

by Shuyan Lu James M. Willard Frederick R. Maxfield

Discussing recent findings, up-to-date research, and novel strategies, the book integrates perspectives from pharmacology, toxicology, and biochemistry to illustrate the potential of lysosomes in drug discovery and development.* Explores basic principles and properties of lysosomes that allow them to act as regulators of cell metabolism, therapeutic targets, and sites for activation of drug conjugates * Discusses the role of lysosomes in metabolism, drug targeting, apoptosis, cancer, aging, inflammation, autophagy, metabolism, toxicity, and membrane repair* Introduces new pathways in therapeutic development and new mechanisms in drug development

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