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Got Milked?

by Alissa Hamilton

For more than a generation, we've been taught that milk does a body good, but in Got Milked?, Alissa Hamilton dispels common misconceptions about milk, and exposes the truth behind the marketing, as well as the enormous influence the milk industry has over our diets. Separating science from advertising, Hamilton uncovers the inside story behind how milk became a dietary staple, stripping away years of conventional assumptions about diet to reveal the ways in which milk interferes with everyday health.But more than just a sobering look at how milk is not the wonder food that it has been made out to be, Got Milked? also demonstrates how going milk-free can revolutionize your diet and your well-being. Attacking decades of accepted wisdom about milk, Got Milked? will make you rethink the way you consume milk and empower you to eat better. Hamilton also offers delicious, dairy-free recipes and full meal plans that deliver the same nutrients found in dairy products, without all the sugar or negative side effects.At once provocative and transformative, Got Milked? challenges much of the accepted wisdom about milk and will leave you prepared to take charge of your health. Not only will you find it easy to drop milk from your diet, you will thrive without it.

The Drowning God

by James Kendley

To uncover modern Japan's darkest, deadliest secret, one man must face a living nightmare from his childhoodFew villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to investigate a string of suspicious disappearances. Even the local police chief tries to shut him out from the case. For behind the conspiracy lurks a monstrous living relic of Japan's pagan history: the Kappa. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers--and now by coldly calculating corporate interests--the Kappa drains the valley's lifeblood, one villager at a time.As the body count rises, Takuda must try to end the Drowning God's centuries-long reign of terror, and failure means death...or worse.

An Uncomplicated Life

by Paul Daugherty

A father's exhilarating and inspiring love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome, whose vibrant and infectious approach can teach us all how to live a little better"Jillian was born October 17, 1989. It was the last bad day."Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day her parents, Paul and Kerry, brought her home from the hospital, they were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also with overwhelming love, which they channeled to "the job of building the better Jillian." They knew their daughter had special needs, but they refused to have her grow up needy. They were resolved that Jillian's potential would not be limited by preconceptions of who she was or what she could be.In this charming and often heart-stirring book, Paul tells stories about Jillian making her way through the world of her backyard and neighborhood, going to school in a "normal" classroom, learning to play soccer and ride a bike. As she grows older, he traces her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, including vignettes about her inspiring triumphs and the guardian angels--teachers, neighbors, friends--who believed in Jillian and helped her become the exceptional young woman she is today.In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Being with Jillian, Paul discovered the importance of every moment and the power of the human spirit--how we are each put here to benefit the other. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. As Paul writes, "Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions," a model of grace, happiness, and infectious enthusiasm. She embraces all that she is, all that she has--"I love my life. I just love my life," she says. In her uncomplicated life, we see the possibility, the hope, and the beauty of our own.

Population Control

by Jim Marrs

Bad FoodBad WaterBad DrugsBad AirWhat if these are all part of a global plot?From the food we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe, everything these days seems capable of killing us. Recently we have seen an unprecedented number of deaths due to medications for diseases that may not even exist, obscure cancers caused by our modern devices, and brutal police tactics. All a coincidence? Think again. In Population Control, acclaimed journalist Jim Marrs lays out a stunning case for his most audacious conspiracy yet: the scheme concocted by a handful of global elites to reduce the world's population to 500 million by whatever means necessary and make a profit from it.Marrs, the bestselling author of Rule by Secrecy and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, pulls no punches in exposing this evil and chillingly effective plan. He explains how a small group of tremendously wealthy and powerful people controls virtually every important industry--guns, oil, pharmaceuticals, food, and of course the media--and how it uses this vast network of conglomerates to take actions that lead to the deaths of men and women all over the world.Marrs answers tough questions the corporate-controlled media wouldn't even dream of asking: Could the CDC be secretly behind the recent Ebola outbreak that gripped the world? Who is responsible for the explosion in prescriptions for potentially deadly medications, and who profits? Why are local American police officers being sent to Israel for training in counterterrorism methods? Why might water be the deadliest weapon of the twenty-first century?In the explosive Population Control, Marrs lays bare the damning truths corporate owners don't want you to discover: how they've spied on private citizens, intentionally spread disease, and destroyed the planet chasing profits, all to improve the lives of a privileged few while eliminating everyone else. Finally, he offers a citizen's blueprint for fighting back.

Orphan Brigade

by Henry V. O'Neil

The action-packed sequel to Glory Main Life has not been easy for Lieutenant Jander Mortas since making it to the Glory Main headquarters--with a telepathic alien entity in tow. After turning down his powerful father's offer of a desk job as an ambassador, Jander is heading back to the war zone. After joining an emergency reaction force of combat veterans known as the Orphans, Jander must work hard to get his platoon in shape for the next deployment--while learning the ropes himself. Because disaster soon strikes, and the Orphan Brigade is shipped out to Fractus, a harsh planet invaded by the enemy--the Sims.Meanwhile, Jander's sister, Ayliss, is on a mission of her own: to uncover a scandal that would bring an end to her father's dubious reign as Chairman of the Emergency Senate. But Olech Mortas is hiding even more than his children could ever know ...

Guardian

by Erik Williams

The heart-pounding, action-packed sequel to DemonA secret order at war with itself. A Syrian official who wants to set the Middle East ablaze. And all of them want nothing more than one unlucky CIA agent . . .CIA agent Mike Caldwell just confronted a fallen angel and survived. But he wasn't the only one tracking down Semyaza, and the demon's escape from an ancient tomb has caught the attention of several powerful entities. Now they will stop at nothing to get Mike to play by their rules.Mike must head out on an international mission to confront the covert brotherhood in an effort to save the world from destruction.

Evangelpreneur

by Terry Felber Josh Tolley

The truth shall set you free. Ignoring it will cost you a fortune. It has become unarguably obvious that we are living a lie and it has brought devastating results: Bankruptcy among churchgoers is equally as high as those who don't attend. Financial stress is responsible for increased depression, abuse, drug use, and illness. Financial misconduct is destroying marriages, families, individuals, and churches. There's a record-high number of churches in foreclosure. What's more, many of us are not embracing the opportunities of business ownership.The world teaches a system of student loans, car payments, mortgages, credit cards, long-term employment, and the idea that positive thinking automatically brings success. It tells us to be rich, not poor. Likewise, the church teaches us it's normal to have student loans, car payments, mortgages, credit cards, long-term employment, with a similar "name it, claim it" approach. It calls poverty a curse. So how is the church acting any different than the world?To correct the problem of financial misconduct, the church focuses on tithing and the elimination of personal debt. But debt elimination is not enough. You must earn and manage money correctly.Is it biblical to barely tread water financially? Wouldn't you rather thrive in your finances and live the life God has called you to? A life where you have money to help others and advance God's kingdom?Evangelpreneur will teach you:How to get your financial life to line up with your faith life How to save your family and your church from financial ruin How to recognize if God is calling you to entrepreneurship How to use proper financial practices to lead people to salvation and do God's good work on earthFor too long the faithful have been held hostage by false teaching, bad teaching, and the poor practice of good teaching. It's time to break free from the bondage tied to financial issues and become an Evangelpreneur.

Starhunt

by David Gerrold

Only an endless space war could have produced the Roger Burlingame. A war that had caused Earth to turn starships into instruments of total destruction. A war that had so drained Earth of resources that the Roger Burlingame was kept in service long after it should have been scrapped.Now, light years from Earth, the great starship had sighted a quarry almost certain to defeat it in a fair fight. The captain's nerve was gone; the crew were on the verge of mutiny. And command had passed to a fanatical young first officer hungry for his first kill.War had turned into hell-and this was a voyage of the damned...Originally published as Yesterday's Children.

Things I Want to Punch in the Face

by Jennifer Worick

Inspired by the popular blog of the same name, Things I Want to Punch in the Face takes aim at the things that chap Jennifer Worick's hide, from old-guy ponytails to shoeless households, naked pregnancy portraits to man caves, Renaissance faires to people who don't believe in TV. It's a colorful, laugh-out-loud funny gift book at a very friendly price, from the author responsible for such hit titles as Nancy Drew's Guide to Life and the Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Dating & Sex.

The Way to a Man's Heart

by Debbie Macomber

In this classic story from Debbie Macomber--available for the first time as an eBook--a feisty waitress and a handsome professor receive an education in love over Chaucer and chicken-pot pie. Meghan O'Day isn't sure what captures her fancy more: the sexy stranger in her Wichita diner or his reading material. Before long, Grey Carlyle becomes a regular, ordering the nightly specials and chatting with the spirited redhead about the classics. Certain that her favorite customer has an appetite for more than home cooking, Meghan decides it's time to teach the good professor a thing or two about romance. Grey notices the sparkle in Meghan's eyes the moment she opens up about her passion for literature. She's the breath of fresh air and joy this reserved and lonely teacher needs in his life. They say opposites attract, and Grey becomes a true believer each time he holds Meghan in his arms--even as they hit a few speed bumps on the road to togetherness. But if Grey knows anything about great books, it's that the best tales always have a happy ending. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPagePublished by Debbie Macomber Books

The Science of Good Cooking

by The Editor's at America's Test Kitchen

Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA

by Jeff Wheelwright

A brilliant and emotionally resonant exploration of science and family history. A vibrant young Hispano woman, Shonnie Medina, inherits a breast-cancer mutation known as BRCA1.185delAG. It is a genetic variant characteristic of Jews. The Medinas knew they were descended from Native Americans and Spanish Catholics, but they did not know that they had Jewish ancestry as well. The mutation most likely sprang from Sephardic Jews hounded by the Spanish Inquisition. The discovery of the gene leads to a fascinating investigation of cultural history and modern genetics by Dr. Harry Ostrer and other experts on the DNA of Jewish populations. Set in the isolated San Luis Valley of Colorado, this beautiful and harrowing book tells of the Medina family's five-hundred-year passage from medieval Spain to the American Southwest and of their surprising conversion from Catholicism to the Jehovah's Witnesses in the 1980s. Rejecting conventional therapies in her struggle against cancer, Shonnie Medina died in 1999. Her life embodies a story that could change the way we think about race and faith.

The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec

by Ian Mount

"A definite must-read for Malbec drinkers everywhere."--Lettie Teague, WSJ.com As wine connoisseurs know, Argentine wine was once famously bad. The grapes were overwatered, harvested in brutal heat, fermented in enormous cement pools, aged in antiquated oak vats, and then watered down and adulterated. The final product was industrial plonk, drinkable only on ice. But in 2001, a Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec blend beat Napa and Bordeaux's finest in a blind taste test. Suddenly, Argentina emerged as a premier wine region with a champion varietal--what best-selling author Benjamin Wallace calls "the humble Malbec." How did this happen? Ian Mount's vivid journey through Argentina's Wild West explores the alchemy of weather, soil, and viticulture techniques that, on rare occasions, produce a legendary bottle of wine. He also investigates the dynamics of taste, status, and money that turned Malbec into a worldwide phenomenon. Profiling the larger-than-life figures who fueled the Malbec revolution--including celebrity oenologist Michel Rolland, acclaimed American winemaker Paul Hobbs, and the Mondavi-esque Catena family--Mount describes in colorful detail the brilliant innovations and backroom politics that put Malbec on the map. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes and Mendoza's sweeping plains, The Vineyard at the End of the World tells the fascinating, four-hundred-year story of how a wine mecca arose in the Argentine desert. It is at once a sumptuous travel narrative, a riveting history of a fascinating region, and an intriguing business story in which a small group of passionate vintners remade their world.

Universal Rights Down to Earth (Norton Global Ethics Series)

by Richard Thompson Ford

A path-blazing lesson on how to reconcile lofty human rights ambitions with political and cultural realities. The idea of universal rights--rights shared by all citizens, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography--has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal. In Universal Rights Down to Earth, acclaimed author and legal expert Richard Thompson Ford reveals how attempts to apply "universal" human rights principles to specific cultures can hinder humanitarian causes and sometimes even worsen conditions for citizens. In certain regions, human rights ideals clash with the limits of institutional capabilities or civic culture; elsewhere, rights enforcement leads to further human rights violations. And in some countries, offending regimes use human rights commitments to distract attention from or justify their other abuses. Ford explores how our haste to identify every ideal as a universal right devalues rights as a whole, so that even the most important protections--such as that against torture--become negotiable. In clear, persuasive prose, Ford explores cases ranging from food distribution to the poor in India to sex work in Japan, illustrating how a rights-based approach to these problems often impedes more effective measures--the pragmatic politics of cost weighing, compromise, and collective action. The bad news is that improving lives worldwide isn't as easy as making a declaration. But the good news, as Universal Rights Down to Earth powerfully demonstrates, is that if we are clear-eyed and culturally aware, it can be done.

Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

by John Maxtone-Graham

"Maxtone-Graham's take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship's dedicated buffs."--Publishers Weekly This is a book unlike any other. Rather than offering simply a detailed retelling of the Titanic sinking on her maiden voyage, John Maxtone-Graham devotes his considerable knowledge and impeccable prose to a discussion of salient, provocative, and rarely investigated components of the story, including dramatic survivors' accounts of the events of the fateful night, the role of newly in-vented wireless telecommunication in the disaster, the construction and its ramifications at the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, and the dawn rendezvous with the rescue ship Carpathia. Richly written and vividly detailed, this is the book Titanic buffs have been waiting for.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius--a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

The Sufferings of Young Werther: A New Translation

by Stanley Corngold Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"A highly readable, sensitive, and lively Werther. Corngold is both faithful to the German and true to the demands of a modern English text" --Jeremy Adler, Times Literary Supplement A masterpiece of European imagination, The Sufferings of Young Werther is the classic Sturm und Drang tale of youthful angst and tragedy. The acclaimed translator Stanley Corngold brings new passion and precision to Goethe's timeless novel of obsessive love and madness in this magnificent new translation. Goethe's themes of unrequited love, the pain of rejection, deepening despair, and their tragic consequences are as relevant today as when the novel was first published in 1774. His hugely influential novel informed the writing of, among others, Franz Kafka and Thomas Mann. In translating The Sufferings of Young Werther, Corngold follows the German text closely, never knowingly using a word that was not current in English at the time the novel was written and yet maintaining a modern grace and flair. The result is an eagerly awaited translation that speaks to our time through the astonishing liveliness of Goethe's language--as well through the translator's own.

That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

by Rachel Herz

"A lively look at all things revolting."--New York Times Why do we watch horror movies? What is the best way to persuade someone to quit smoking? Why are we more likely to buy a given item if an attractive person has just touched it? And what on earth is the appeal of competitive eating? In this lively, colorful new book, Rachel Herz answers these questions and more, shedding light on an incredible range of human traits--from food preferences and sexual attraction to moral codes and political ideology--by examining them through the lens of a fascinating subject: disgust. One of the most complex human emotions, disgust is the product of both culture and instinct and so it allows us a unique perspective on the relationship between nature and nurture. A component of fear and prejudice, it also gives us powerful--sometimes disturbing--insights into the fabric of society. Herz draws on the latest psychological studies and neurological research to offer surprising observations about human behavior and biology. For example, we learn that a man's scent matters more than his looks or his income in determining whether or not a given woman will find him attractive, that lust and disgust activate the same area of the brain, and that watching a gory movie triggers your immune system as if you were facing an actual threat. We even learn that washing your hands after thinking about a past misdeed--a la Lady Macbeth--can help you feel less guilty. What makes That's Disgusting so remarkable is Herz's ability to weave these curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions. What matters more: our brain wiring or our upbringing? Is there such a thing as "normal"? And how might politicians and marketers use disgust to manipulate us? Combining lucid scientific explanations and fascinating research with a healthy dose of humor, That's Disgusting illuminates issues that are central to our lives: love, hate, fear, empathy, prejudice, humor, and happiness.

The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions

by Alex Rosenberg

A book for nonbelievers who embrace the reality-driven life. We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life-and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them--all of them. His bracing and ultimately upbeat book takes physics seriously as the complete description of reality and accepts all its consequences. He shows how physics makes Darwinian natural selection the only way life can emerge, and how that deprives nature of purpose, and human action of meaning, while it exposes conscious illusions such as free will and the self. The science that makes us nonbelievers provides the insight into the real difference between right and wrong, the nature of the mind, even the direction of human history. The Atheist's Guide to Reality draws powerful implications for the ethical and political issues that roil contemporary life. The result is nice nihilism, a surprisingly sanguine perspective atheists can happily embrace.

Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

by Steven Pinker Matthew White

"An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes."--New York Times Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's epic examination of history's one hundred most violent events, or, in White's piquant phrasing, "the numbers that people want to argue about." Reaching back to the Second Persian War in 480 BCE and moving chronologically through history, White surrounds hard facts (time and place) and succinct takeaways (who usually gets the blame?) with lively military, social, and political histories.

The Human Right to Health (Norton Global Ethics Series)

by Jonathan Wolff

"A broad-ranging, insightful analysis of the complex practical and ethical issues involved in global health."--Kirkus Reviews Few topics in human rights have inspired as much debate as the right to health. Proponents would enshrine it as a fundamental right on a par with freedom of speech and freedom from torture. Detractors suggest that the movement constitutes an impractical over-reach. Jonathan Wolff cuts through the ideological stalemate to explore both views. In an accessible, persuasive voice, he explores the philosophical underpinnings of the idea of a human right, assesses whether health meets those criteria, and identifies the political and cultural realities we face in attempts to improve the health of citizens in wildly different regions. Wolff ultimately finds that there is a path forward for proponents of the right to health, but to succeed they must embrace certain intellectual and practical changes. The Human Right to Health is a powerful and important contribution to the discourse on global health.

Lady Sarah's Sinful Desires

by Sophie Barnes

Welcome to Thorncliff Manor, where London's elite mix, mingle, and may even find their heart's desire . . .There are thousands of things Christopher, Viscount Spencer, would rather do than hunt for a bride, especially since experience has taught him that women are not to be trusted. Then he finds the intriguing Lady Sarah scrambling around in Thorncliff's conservatory and he is instantly charmed by her passionate nature. But why is she so intent on avoiding him?Lady Sarah would make the perfect bride for a peer--if not for a tarnished past that she's hiding from the ton. A stay at Thorncliff Manor was meant to help her plan for her future, not fall in love. Yet Christopher's kisses are irresistible, his gallantry enticing. When her secret stands to be revealed, will the truth ruin their dreams of happiness?

Devil in the Wires

by Tim Lees

"It's a perfect circle, Chris. The god receives his audience, the grid receives the power--and we light up Chicago."After the perilous retrieval of a long-dormant god from Iraq, Chris Copeland--professional god hunter and company troubleshooter--is about ready to quit his job. But his employers at the Registry have other plans...plans to build a power facility on the shores of Lake Michigan. Adam Shailer, a rising star at the Registry, thinks he can cage the god, drain its energy, and power the city.It's Chris's job to make sure nothing goes wrong. And at first, everything seems fine. Great, even. But when ecstatic devotees start leaving human sacrifices on the beach near the god-house, it quickly becomes clear that the god is not as contained as the Registry would have everyone believe. The devil's in the wires, and there's no turning back now.

Age Of Miracles

by John Brunner

When the aliens came to earth they did not make contact with its inhabitants. Instead they set up overnight, vast shining cities like mountainous gems whose borders men could not penetrate, where nations' bombs and weapons could do no damage. In the impact of these incredible invaders, the world's governments fell apart and new ganglike regimes arose. Reduced to helplessness on what was once their world, men struggle to find a different way of life... free of war, free of national enmities and united only by a burning desire to share in the interstellar Age of Miracles.

The Forgotten

by Bishop O'Connell

Across the United States, children are vanishing. Only this time, faeries may not be to blame ...Dante, Regent of the fae's Rogue Court, has been receiving disturbing reports. Human children are manifesting magical powers in record numbers. Shunned and forgotten, they live on the streets in ragtag groups with the already-booming population of homeless changelings. But the streets aren't a haven; someone, or something, is hunting these children down.Wraith, a teenage spell slinger, has no home, no family, and no real memories of her past. She and her friends SK, Fritz, and Shadow are constantly on the run, fleeing from a dark and unknown enemy. But when her companions are taken by "the snatchers," Wraith is their only hope. Her journey to find them will test the limits of her magic--and her trust. A dark force is on the rise, and it could spell the end of our world as we know it.

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