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The Emotional Brain

by Joseph Ledoux

What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive. One of the principal researchers profiled in Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, LeDoux is a leading authority in the field of neural science. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions -- mechanisms that are only now being revealed.

Dancing Through The Snow

by Jean Little

Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of foster care since being abandoned in a public washroom at age three. When Min is dumped by her latest foster mother just before Christmas, Jess Hart, a former Children's Aid doctor who knows Min and sees past her hardened shell, decides to take her home for a couple of weeks to see how the two of them get along. Jess has long had thoughts of becoming Min's official foster mother, or even adopting her. On their way to find a Christmas tree, Min finds a young dog that's near death and brings it home. As the dog's timidness and distrust of people begins to lessen, Min realizes how much she has herself been "walling" people out. Min starts to open up, makes some new friends and even stands up to her old nemesis, the bullying and taunting Laird. This is a story of an abandoned dog helping an abandoned girl open her heart and let in a new family. Jean Little's incredible gift for portraying emotion and creating real people on the page shines in this touching novel.

Men of Bronze

by Donald Kagan Gregory F. Viggiano

Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty years scholars have criticized nearly every major tenet of this orthodoxy. Indeed, the revisionists have persuaded many specialists that the evidence demands a new interpretation of the hoplite narrative and a rewriting of early Greek history. Men of Bronze gathers leading scholars to advance the current debate and bring it to a broader audience of ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, and general readers. After explaining the historical context and significance of the hoplite question, the book assesses and pushes forward the debate over the traditional hoplite narrative and demonstrates why it is at a crucial turning point. Instead of reaching a consensus, the contributors have sharpened their differences, providing new evidence, explanations, and theories about the origin, nature, strategy, and tactics of the hoplite phalanx and its effect on Greek culture and the rise of the polis. The contributors include Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, John Hale, Victor Davis Hanson, Donald Kagan, Peter Krentz, Kurt Raaflaub, Adam Schwartz, Anthony Snodgrass, Hans van Wees, and Gregory Viggiano.

Spring Begins in March

by Jean Little

Not only does Meg Copeland have to share a room with her handicapped sister, Sally, she even feels out of place with the rest of her family. And to make it worse, she's struggling in school and probably won't move on to the next grade. She's sure she's going to be a total failure. Then Grandma moves in and her life gets even worse. Slowly, with help from friends and a new pup, and even Grandma, she starts to overcome her problems. Sequel to "Mine for Keeps."

Beware, This House is Haunted!

by Lance Salway

[From the back cover:] "Can you make friends with a ghost? What a crummy vacation! Jessica and her sister are stuck in the middle of nowhere with their mother and their new stepfather and disgusting stepbrothers. And what a stupid joke! The stepbrothers keep leaving notes around, pretending a ghost wrote them. No way is Jessica going to fall for that! But what if the notes are real? What if a very cranky, messy ghost is causing all the trouble? What if the house really is haunted?" British spelling is used in this book. RL 5, Ages 8-12

The Solomon Curse (Fargo Adventure #7)

by Clive Cussler Russell Blake

The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous--and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Dinah's Dark Desire

by Mechele Armstrong

Dinah's two hunky best friends, Ian and Taylor, are there for her during any trauma that comes her way. After her boyfriend abuses her, they take her home with them so she can heal. Their relationship changes forever when they decide they want her between them forever and in all ways possible. Granted, they arouse her beyond anything she'd ever dreamed possible and give her a new sense of completion. She'd just never imagined the American dream with Dick and Jane... and Robert. Odd things soon start happening--ugly things that make her doubt who she's becoming. In reaction, she resists her desires, ignoring her gut feelings. Will she give in to her family's and society's pressures? Or will she find a way to give in to her darkest desire, to be the woman in the middle?

Getting Together

by Roger Fisher Scott Brown

Expanding on the principles, insights, and wisdom that made Getting to Yes a worldwide bestseller, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown offer a straightforward approach to creating relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise. Getting Together takes you step-by-step through initiating, negotiating, and sustaining enduring relationships -- in business, in government, between friends, and in the family.

The Anatomist's Wife

by Anna Lee Huber

Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. <P><P>But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage--a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage's search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim...

The Apothecary

by Maile Meloy

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover.

The Inferno

by Dante Alighieri John Ciardi Archibald T. Macallister

Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

Blue Warrior

by Mike Maden

"Techno thriller fans will welcome Maden's second Troy Pearce novel, which combines grunt-level action, advanced cyber warfare, and plenty of high-tech weaponry.... Maden handles cutting edge technology and the ancient Tuareg culture with equal dexterity." --Publishers WeeklyA brutal conflict in Mali and an international race for rare elements sets the stage for Troy Pearce and his drone technology to rescue an old friend in this adrenaline-fueled series.Blue Warrior is set in the remote Sahara Desert, where a recently discovered deposit of strategically indispensable Rare Earth Elements (REEs) ignites an international rush to secure them. Standing in the way are the Tuaregs, the fierce tribe of warrior nomads of the desert wasteland, who are fighting for their independence. The Chinese offer to help the Malian government crush the rebellion by the Tuaregs in order to gain a foothold in the area, and Al-Qaeda jihadis join the fight. In the midst of all this chaos are Troy Pearce's closest friend and a mysterious woman from his past who ask him for help. Deploying his team and his newest drones to rescue his friends and save the rebellion, Troy finds that he might need more than technology to survive the battle and root out the real puppet masters behind the Tuareg genocide.


by Philip E. Tetlock Dan Gardner

From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists comes a seminal book on forecasting that shows, for the first time, how we can all get better at making predictions. In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people--including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer--who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They've beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They've even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." The authors show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn't require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, learning to think probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future--whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life--and is destined to become a modern classic.

The Paleo Cafe Lifestyle and Cookbook

by Marlies Hobbs

The Paleo Café Lifestyle & Cookbook offers the ultimate guide to living Paleo. After the birth of her dairy-intolerant son Troy, Marlies Hobbs had a new outlook on life and a sincere appreciation for the effects of food on our physical (and mental) health. Her husband, Jai, first discovered the Paleo concept through CrossFit training, and after only a short time eating Paleo meals, the Hobbs family experienced remarkable improvements to their health and wellbeing.The Paleo Café concept was born when former environmental lawyer, Marlies realised that it wasn't social or convenient to maintain this lifestyle. The first Paleo Café opened its doors in Cairns on 3rd October 2012, launching as a franchise business in March 2013 and has since expanded Australia wide. Marlies' passion for offering guidance to others when making the change to the Paleo Lifestyle, together with the amazing bank of recipes developed with the input of experienced Chefs in the Paleo Café kitchen, led to the creation of the Paleo Café Lifestyle & Cookbook. It provides practical information and advice on living Paleo along with 130 world class Paleo recipes, all tried and tested in the Paleo Café kitchen. This beautiful publication is filled with inspirational quotes and lifestyle images, mouth-watering food photos and engaging note sections throughout. This unique story of a young family passionate about making healthy living convenient for all, is sure to motivate and uplift you to live your best life too!

Healthy Happy Sexy

by Katie Silcox

A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we're talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women's health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.

Esprit de Corpse

by Gina X. Grant

In the third hilarious installment of The Reluctant Reaper series, Kirsty d'Arc's first Reaper mission gets personal when her evil ex-boss escapes from Hell and physically possesses Shannon, Kirsty's BFF. To reunite rightful body and soul, Kirsty must outwit a demented demon, fend off an insane strangler, and bend the very rules of Hell and Earth.Kirsty may be a full-fledged Reaper with a scythe of her own, but Dante is still miffed that she broke the Reaper rules to take down her evil ex-boss, Conrad. And Dante is not above saying "I told you so" when Conrad develops strange demonic powers and escapes to the Mortal Coil. Although barely speaking, Kirsty and Dante are sent on Kirsty's first Reaper mission: bring Conrad back bring him back to Hell.But before they can re-scythe him, Conrad evicts his own daughter's soul to take over her body. Yes, he's not a good person. So it's up to two good people (who are, ironically, from Hell) to fix this. But can Kirsty and Dante put their differences aside in time to take down Conrad and save his daughter?

Scythe Does Matter

by Gina X. Grant

Kirsty's afterlife gets even more Hellish in this second installment of The Reluctant Reaper series when her soul-stealing ex-boss targets her beloved aunt. Her only chance to stop him? Becoming a Reaper herself. Fortunately, her hunky new boyfriend, Italian-poet-turned-Reaper Dante Alighieri, is there to help.Still trapped in the bureaucratic inferno known as Hell, Kirsty d'Arc redoubles her efforts to escape back to the Mortal Coil when she learns Conrad is after the soul of her beloved aunt. To save Aunt Carey, Kirsty must enroll at the Reaper Academy and earn a scythe of her own. Studying topics like Exor-scything 101, Riding the Death Cycle, and Reincarnation for Dummies is strange. But then, so are her classmates: a fallen angel, the Death Valley girls, and Kali--the ancient god of death, destruction, and those little earring backs that always go missing. Now time is running out thanks to a temporal crisis she may have accidentally created. Can she graduate, rescue her aunt, take down Conrad, and save Hell and every other dimension--before the clock stops ticking?As the saying goes in Hell, "Be careful what you wish for; it just might get you!"

The Reluctant Reaper

by Gina X. Grant

Kirsty d'Arc is enjoying life, until someone she trusts hijacks her soul in this first installment of The Reluctant Reaper series. To escape Hell's inferno and gain revenge, Kirsty must partner with the very Reaper who scythed her--the hunky dead poet Dante Alighieri. Life for Kirsty d'Arc might not be perfect, but it's far from hellish. She likes her job, has a great BFF, and truly admires Conrad, her boss. But when she dives in front of a lunatic's blade to save him from certain death, she finds out Conrad isn't so admirable after all. In fact, he's traded her soul to the Devil! While her body lies comatose on the Mortal Coil, Kirsty's spirit is dragged straight to Hell...which is not quite the fire-and-brimstone abyss she'd expected. In fact, the place is quirky, wacky, and not without charm. Desperate to reunite body and soul before her time runs out, she seeks out allies, earning the friendship of a powerful drag demon, a psychic server, and, most importantly, Hell's civil servant. But what of her growing attraction to Dante, the sexy Reaper with a flair for romantic language--can she forgive him for scything her soul? Stuck in the netherworld, Kirsty vows she'll do everything on her postmortem bucket list, starting with getting her life back and ensuring that Conrad has Hell to pay!

YOU: Raising Your Child

by Michael F. Roizen Mehmet Oz

Picking up where YOU: Having a Baby left off, the New York Times #1 bestselling authors of the YOU health series present the ultimate parent's guide to raising a happy, healthy child. Dr. Mehmet Oz--host of television's The Dr. Oz Show and a daily Sirius/XM radio program for Oprah Radio--and Dr. Michael Roizen--chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic-- have sold millions of books informing readers about healthy dieting, aging, and overall health. Now the Docs provide invaluable advice to help parents understand the biology and psychology of raising a happy, healthy child from birth to school age. The authors address everything from troubleshooting infant health issues to supporting the emotional and intellectual development of your child. Included are discussions of healthy nutrition, milestones for physical activity, building good habits, taking care of YOU, and how to cope with the biggest ailments and fears parents face today. The book is filled with wisdom and age-specific advice that will help parents manage all kinds of child-rearing questions and issues. In YOU: Raising Your Child, America's most trusted doctors once again come to the rescue with the biology, psychology, and insider wisdom of providing a healthy and enriching environment.

Dr. King's Refrigerator

by Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson's innovative and richly imagined collection is full of stories -- sly, witty, and insightful -- that bring the world into focus. Each is a vivid cultural and philosophical portrait that deftly explores issues of identity and race. "Kwoon" follows the spiritual journey of a martial arts teacher on Chicago's South Side. "Sweet Dreams" is a Kafkaesque tale set in a world where dreams are taxed and a man and his dreamlife are being audited. "The Gift of the Osuo" is a fable about the dangers of getting what you wish for. In "Cultural Relativity," a young woman falls in love with the son of the president of an African nation but is forbidden to ever kiss him. The title story is an illuminating and deeply human tale about pre-Montgomery Martin Luther King Jr. and a revelation he had when he looked into his refrigerator late one night. Provocative, engaging, and compassionate, Dr. King's Refrigerator is a superb and important collection from a major American voice.

GREP in InDesign

by Peter Kahrel

Updated: June 2013. Author Peter Kahrel updated this Short Cut to cover InDesign CC. Several examples have been added, and most examples are now analysed in more detail.Author note: In Adobe InDesign CS6, GREP has not changed at all. Therefore, the information in this title is valid and up to date for CS6.Updated: August 2010. Author Peter Kahrel updated this Short Cut to cover InDesign CS5.Updated: November 2009. Author Peter Kahrel updated this Short Cut to address typos and reader comments.GREP (short for "General Regular-Expression Print") is a powerful tool that lets you use wildcards ("jokers") to search and replace text. InDesign's GREP implementation can be used for text and also for formatting codes, finding patterns in text as well as literal text.GREP moves beyond the restrictions that hampered earlier InDesign search features, but unfortunately it does have the reputation of being difficult to master. As with many things, it can be challenging to learn, but, fortunately, a lot can be done with surprisingly simple expressions. The aim of this Short Cut is to show how to create simple but powerful regular expressions.


by Paul B. Thompson Tonya C. Cook

When Kith-Kanan of Qualinost, a society of renegade elves, is appointed Speaker of the Suns, his triumph is marred by memories of past failures, his unfaithful wife, and the strange behavior of his successor, his son. Reprint.

Esophageal Cancer and Barrett's Esophagus

by David Ilson Richard Sampliner Prateek Sharma

Esophageal Cancer and Barrett's Esophagus 3E will focus on these two common and key conditions that affect the esophagus, providing expert guidance to their pathogenesis, cause, prevention, diagnosis and clinical management. Top international names in the field will examine each of the many issues involved using the very latest evidence-based research, and clear, didactic advice will allow the reader to understand the best methods of diagnosis and clinical management of each condition - whether early or late stage. Well-illustrated and fully revised to include the latest in ACG/ASG/UEGW guidelines, it will be the perfect consultation tool for gastroenterologists and oncologists managing patients with cancer of the esophagus. It will also be ideal for teaching residents and fellows optimum patient management, and for identifying areas requiring future research.

Fantasies of Identification

by Ellen Samuels

In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis, legal history, and visual culture, Ellen Samuels traces the evolution of the "fantasy of identification"--the powerful belief that embodied social identities are fixed, verifiable, and visible through modern science. From birthmarks and fingerprints to blood quantum and DNA, she examines how this fantasy has circulated between cultural representations, law, science, and policy to become one of the most powerfully institutionalized ideologies of modern society. Yet, as Samuels demonstrates, in every case, the fantasy distorts its claimed scientific basis, substituting subjective language for claimed objective fact. From its early emergence in discourses about disability fakery and fugitive slaves in the nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation in the question of sex testing at the 2012 Olympic Games, Fantasies of Identification explores the roots of modern understandings of bodily identity.

Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith

by Alex Stepick Archbishop Thomas Wenski Terry Rey

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami. Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in America, they, their children, and now their grandchildren, as well as more recently arriving immigrants from Haiti, have diversified socioeconomically. Together, they have made South Florida home to the largest population of native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians outside of the Caribbean and one of the most significant Caribbean immigrant communities in the world. Religion has played a central role in making all of this happen. Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith is a historical and ethnographic study of Haitian religion in immigrant communities, based on fieldwork in both Miami and Haiti, as well as extensive archival research. Where many studies of Haitian religion limit themselves to one faith, Rey and Stepick explore Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in conversation with one another, suggesting that despite the differences between these practices, the three faiths ultimately create a sense of unity, fulfillment, and self-worth in Haitian communities. This meticulously researched and vibrantly written book contributes to the growing body of literature on religion among new immigrants, as well as providing a rich exploration of Haitian faith communities.

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