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Tap Out

by Michele Mannon

Book two of Worth the FightLate-night shock jock Sophie Morelle has been fired, dumped by her network after an embarrassing incident cost them big bucks. But she knows just how to get back on her feet-by filming a raw, gritty documentary about MMA fighters, starring the hottest welterweight around. The only problem? He's the one responsible for ruining her life.MMA-champion-turned-model Caden Kelly is hell-bent on reestablishing himself as the best fighter in the country. He'd been on a roll, too, until that loudmouth reporter hit him in the head with a camera on national TV. The headaches he's suffered since are nothing compared to the one he gets when she shows up, seeking an exclusive. That Sophie's gorgeous is undeniable...but she's also the most infuriating woman he's ever met.Stepping into the ring with Caden Kelly is not for the faint of heart, but Sophie's never been the delicate type. This champion may have finally met his match-both in and out of the bedroom.Don't miss Knock Out, available now!

Playing It Close

by Kat Latham

Book two of the London LegendsWhere do you go to escape everything when you're one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela's Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn't exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction.Still reeling from a professional disaster that's made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own.Their time spent together in paradise is idyllic but brief-after one passionate night, Liam wakes up to find Tess gone. Returning to London, he's shocked to learn she's taken a job with his team's new sponsor. As the Legends' captain, he'll have to not only figure out how to work with the one woman who ever left him wanting more, but also convince her that their feelings in the present mean more than any lies they've told in the past.90,000 words

The Ace

by Rhonda Shaw

Book two of Men of the Show "Love 'em and leave 'em" has been real estate agent Karen Bently's motto for as long as she can remember. She doesn't need a man, except to make her toes curl. Or so she thought, until her longtime crush, Ace pitcher Jerry Smutton, sets his sights on her.After signing one of the largest baseball contracts in history with the Detroit Rockets, Jerry enlists Karen to help him find the house of his dreams. Their connection is instant and electric, but neither of them is the relationship type. When Jerry proposes a friends-with-benefits arrangement, that suits Karen just fine.Passionate sleepovers soon turn into long, romantic evenings... Still, Karen and Jerry refuse to acknowledge they're a couple. Karen insists that she's immune to Jerry's heart-melting charm. Jerry's not ready to settle down. Denial is the name of the game, until one pitch changes everything...Meet Jerry's teammate Chase Patton in The Changeup!76,000 words

Faust I & II

by Johann Wolfgang Goethe Stuart Atkins David E. Wellbery

One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man's pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is a tour de force illustrating Goethe's own moral and artistic development, and a symbolic, cautionary tale of Western humanity striving restlessly and ruthlessly for progress. Capturing the sense, poetic variety, and tonal range of the German original in present-day English, Stuart Atkins's translation presents the formal and rhythmic dexterity of Faust in all its richness and beauty, without recourse to archaisms or interpretive elaborations. Featuring a new introduction by David Wellbery, this Princeton Classics edition of Faust is the definitive English version of a timeless masterpiece.

Blue Mondays Part Five

by Emily Dubberley

Part five of an addictive eight-part erotic romance for fans of Sadie Matthews and Sylvia Day. When Lucy Green sees a stranger drop his wallet on the Tube, itÕs the beginning of a cat-and-mouse relationship that enlightens, frustrates and arouses her in equal measure. Lucy needs time to consider her options, and visits family to take her mind off everything.Ê Running into an old flame who seems keen to reignite their spark only presents her with more choices, and Ben seems very far away ? will temptation lead her onto the wrong path? Sensual and romantic, shocking and arousing, BLUE MONDAYS will change the way you think about your commute foreverÉ

The Nonviolence Handbook

by Michael N Nagler

Love Is Stronger Than Hate "Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force," renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. Nagler identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany. And he shows that nonviolence is more than a tactic--it is a way of living that will enrich every area of our lives.

The Lotus Sutra

by Gene Reeves

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the world. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on skillfully doing whatever is needed to serve and compassionately care for others, on breaking down distinctions between the fully enlightened buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to postpone salvation until all beings may share it, and especially on each and every being's innate capacity to become a buddha. Gene Reeves's new translation appeals to readers with little or no familiarity with technical Buddhist vocabulary, as well as long-time practitioners and students. In addition, this remarkable volume includes the full "threefold" text of this classic.

Mahamudra

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lobsang P Lhalungpa Dakpo Tashi Namgyal

Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience. When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation.

Beer: Reference to Go

by Alison Miksch Babs Suzanne Harrison

Whether it's ales, lagers, pilsners, bitters, or stouts, this deck offers tips and techniques for selecting, storing, serving, and (of course) sampling these sudsy libations. Learn everything from flavor and aroma to food pairing and proper serving etiquette. If youre an amateur beer imbiber or a true aficionado, The Beer Deck will ensure youre the host with the most and the guest with the best.

DHO: Health Science

by Karen Simmers-Nartker Louise Simmers Sharon Simmers-Kobelak

The highly respected DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is now HEALTH SCIENCE: COMPREHENSIVE! The new 8th edition continues to be the all in one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum. Organized in two parts, the first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions, such as infection control, first aid, and professionalism. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised with new photos throughout, this eighth edition includes a new chapter on Medical Math, information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new nutritional guidelines from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, updates that correlate with the National Healthcare Foundation Standards, and much more!

Sleuth ReadyGEN [Grade 2]

by Pearson Education

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Pete's Big Lunch

by James Dean

Pete the Cat is hungry. What should he make for lunch? Pete decides to make a sandwich! But this isn't an ordinary sandwich. . . . Pete has some pretty groovy ideas about what should go inside. And the bigger this sandwich gets, the more ideas Pete has! But what happens if Pete's sandwich gets too big for him to eat?

Thinking About Crime (Revised Edition)

by D. L. Wilson James P. Wilson

As crime rates inexorably rose during the tumultuous years of the 1970s, disputes over how to handle the violence sweeping the nation quickly escalated. James Q. Wilson redefined the public debate by offering a brilliant and provocative new argument-that criminal activity is largely rational and shaped by the rewards and penalties it offers-and forever changed the way Americans think about crime. Now with a new foreword by the prominent scholar and best-selling author Charles Murray, this revised edition of Thinking About Crime introduces a new generation of readers to the theories and ideas that have been so influential in shaping the American justice system.

Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories 1

by Judith Kay Rosemary Gelshenen

North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 1 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think critically. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros. Extensive pre-reading activities capture students' interest. Post-reading activities check their comprehension, increase their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and provide thought-provoking discussion and writing assignments. Literary term explanations and tasks enhance students' appreciation of literature. In addition, WebQuests take students beyond the reading to expand their knowledge of the topic while building Internet reading skills.

Fatal Consequences: Book Three of the Fatal Series

by Marie Force

Politics can be murder...Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend-complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past...Book 3 of the Fatal Series.96,000 words

Fatal Justice: Book Two of the Fatal Series

by Marie Force

She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night beforeStanding over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up-but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal... 94,000 words

Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3

by Marissa Meyer

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

by Günter P. Wagner

Homology--a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal's fin and a bird's wing--is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking book provides the first mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution.Günter Wagner, one of the preeminent researchers in the field, argues that homology, or character identity, can be explained through the historical continuity of character identity networks--that is, the gene regulatory networks that enable differential gene expression. He shows how character identity is independent of the form and function of the character itself because the same network can activate different effector genes and thus control the development of different shapes, sizes, and qualities of the character. Demonstrating how this theoretical model can provide a foundation for understanding the evolutionary origin of novel characters, Wagner applies it to the origin and evolution of specific systems, such as cell types; skin, hair, and feathers; limbs and digits; and flowers.The first major synthesis of homology to be published in decades, Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation reveals how a mechanistically based theory can serve as a unifying concept for any branch of science concerned with the structure and development of organisms, and how it can help explain major transitions in evolution and broad patterns of biological diversity.

A Public Empire

by Ekaterina Pravilova

"Property rights" and "Russia" do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia's long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals for their indifference to the issues of ownership. A Public Empire refutes this widely shared conventional wisdom and analyzes the emergence of Russian property regimes from the time of Catherine the Great through World War I and the revolutions of 1917. Most importantly, A Public Empire shows the emergence of the new practices of owning "public things" in imperial Russia and the attempts of Russian intellectuals to reconcile the security of property with the ideals of the common good. The book analyzes how the belief that certain objects--rivers, forests, minerals, historical monuments, icons, and Russian literary classics--should accede to some kind of public status developed in Russia in the mid-nineteenth century. Professional experts and liberal politicians advocated for a property reform that aimed at exempting public things from private ownership, while the tsars and the imperial government employed the rhetoric of protecting the sanctity of private property and resisted attempts at its limitation. Exploring the Russian ways of thinking about property, A Public Empire looks at problems of state reform and the formation of civil society, which, as the book argues, should be rethought as a process of constructing "the public" through the reform of property rights.

Everyday Calculus

by Oscar E. Fernandez

Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the night sky. Fernandez uses our everyday experiences to skillfully reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events. He guides us through how math naturally emerges from simple observations--how hot coffee cools down, for example--and in discussions of over fifty familiar events and activities. Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful--determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance--and fascinating--exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. Whether you're new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus invites you to spend a day discovering the calculus all around you. The book will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.

The Transformation of the World

by Patrick Camiller Jürgen Osterhammel

A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more.This is the highly anticipated English edition of the spectacularly successful and critically acclaimed German book, which is also being translated into Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French. Indispensable for any historian, The Transformation of the World sheds important new light on this momentous epoch, showing how the nineteenth century paved the way for the global catastrophes of the twentieth century, yet how it also gave rise to pacifism, liberalism, the trade union, and a host of other crucial developments.

Quinoa Revolution: Over 150 Healthy, Great-tasting Recipes Under 500 Calories

by Patricia Green Carolyn Hemming Nicole Winstanley

Bestselling authors Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming show how the ancient superfood quinoa is revolutionizing the lives of people everywhere, addressing numerous health and lifestyle concerns such as weight loss, vegetarian diets, food allergies, gluten intolerance, heart conditions, and more. Quinoa Revolution demonstrates the extreme versatility of quinoa and how to increase your nutrition and revamp what you're eating now-with recipes that are great tasting and healthy. In addition to being one of the world's healthiest foods, quinoa's long list of amazing properties is what makes it so versatile in any number of recipes. Quinoa Revolution reveals how quinoa is not only used to boost nutrition, but how it can be used for any of its unique characteristics, including to enhance taste or texture, to thicken, hold moisture, replace gluten, increase protein, and more. Quinoa offers more than just salads. In everything from light snacks to full meals and even dessert, this nutrient-superior superfood plays a role. Healthful recipes include 'Chipotle Corn Chowder,' 'Red Velvet Waffles,' 'Korean Barbeque Beef Wraps,' 'Black Forest Goat Cheese Brownies,' 'Ginger Peach Crisp,' and more.

Dracula Lives: Dracula Unborn, The Revenge of Dracula, Dracula My Love

by Peter Tremayne

DRACULA UNBORN 'A document is discovered in mysterious circumstances: written by Mircea, son of Dracula, it tells of the monstrous power of the Undead and how he came to scourge the living for centuries. THE REVENGE OF DRACULA An enigmatic jade figurine brings nightmares to its owner, Upton Welsford. Then the woman he loves seems possessed. How does the ancient relic connect him with the Vampire's quest for immortality. DRACULA, MY LOVE Following the death of her lover, governess Morag MacLeod travels to Transylvania where she is employed by the evil Count. Soon she is under his spell and must choose between love and life itself.

The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims

by Andrew G. Bostom

[P]rovides a comprehensive history of jihad. - Middle East Journal[A]n impressive compendium that meticulously documents the terror that is jihad. . . [this] wide-ranging anthology. . . takes the reader from the religious roots of the jihad ideology to the havoc that it has wrought across the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, and, now, America. . . an unparalleled documentary history of nearly 14 centuries of jihad, and of the non-Muslims who have been subjugated as a result of that relentless campaign. His account is a sober warning of the mortal challenge posed to free societies by the ongoing jihad of the militants. Scholars as well as general readers owe a debt of gratitude to Bostom for making available a number of very important texts. . . -National ReviewBostom's 759-page volume . . . could be called Everything Westerners Need to Know about Jihad - But are Afraid to Ask. Often letting the jihadists' ferocious words speak for themselves, the book chronicles 13 centuries' worth of Islamic attempts to conquer and slaughter non-Muslims. The scholarly articles and original documents - some published in English for the first time - debunk the popular ahistorical, superficial explanations for the current Islamicist terror wave. . . . [an] invaluable volume. -Canadian Jewish News[A] resource which should be consulted by U. S. and European legislators, policy makers and media opinion-shapers. -Mideast OutpostWriting in 1991, the late French theologian and philosopher Jacques Ellul observed:In a major encyclopedia, one reads phrases such as: 'Islam expanded in the eighth or ninth centuries. . . . '; 'This or that country passed into Muslim hands. . . . ' But care is taken not to say how Islam expanded . . . . Regarding this expansion, little is said about jihad. And yet it all happened through war!The Legacy of Jihad provides a comprehensive, meticulously documented corrective to the genre of ahistorical assessments decried by Ellul. This unique, extensive compilation includes Muslim theological and juridical texts, eyewitness historical accounts by both Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers, and essays by preeminent scholars analyzing jihad war and the ruling conditions imposed upon the non-Muslim peoples conquered by jihad campaigns. The Legacy of Jihad reveals how, for well over a millennium, across three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe - non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars, became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic), in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day. Scholars, educators, and interested lay readers will find this collection an invaluable resource. Andrew G. Bostom is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims. He has published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review Online, Revue Politique, FrontPage Magazine. com, American Thinker, and other print and online publications. More on Andrew Bostom's work can be found at www. andrewbostom. org.

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