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The Girl in the River

by Kate Rhodes

Praise for the Alice Quentin series:"A fast-moving, entertaining mix of sex, suspense and serial killings." -Washington Post"Alice is a vividly realized protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline." -New York Times bestselling author Sophie HannahJude Shelley, daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, had her whole life ahead of her until she was attacked and left to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived. A year later, her family is now asking psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case.But then a body is found: an elderly priest, attacked in Battersea, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.Alice is certain that Jude and her family are hiding something, but unless she can persuade them to share what they know, more victims will come.Because the Thames has always been a site of sacrifice and death.And Alice is about to learn that some people still believe in it...

Never Swim in Applesauce

by Katherine Applegate Brian Biggs

The hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan and Crenshaw, returns with a fresh new cover from artist Brian Biggs and bonus material!Roscoe's first grade class is going on their first field trip ever to an apple orchard! It's so much fun picking apples and seeing how applesauce is made. Ms. Diz, his teacher, expects the class to be on their very best behavior. And Roscoe tries--he really does--but somehow he still manages to land in a very sticky situation.Roscoe and his comical misadventures will appeal to fans of Megan McDonald's Stink series, Nancy Krulik's George Brown, Class Clown series, and Dan Gutman's My Weirder School series. This repackaged edition includes Roscoe Riley's Time-Out Activities, featuring lists, games, and more.

Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog

by Katherine Applegate Brian Biggs

The hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan and Crenshaw, returns with a fresh new cover from artist Brian Biggs and bonus material!It seems like everyone has an award of some kind. Except Roscoe. But a pet-trick contest is coming up, and first prize is a big, shiny trophy. Roscoe really wants that trophy--would he even borrow someone else's dog to win?Roscoe and his comical misadventures will appeal to fans of Megan McDonald's Stink series, Nancy Krulik's George Brown, Class Clown series, and Dan Gutman's My Weirder School series. This repackaged edition includes Roscoe Riley's Time-Out Activities, featuring lists, games, and more.

Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete

by Kyle Garlett

Throughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles--including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant--and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphoma and continuing through years of chemotherapy that destroyed his joints and weakened his heart, leading up to his journey to the Ironman Triathlon, in which he competed not once but twice. His miraculous recovery and athleticism are recounted, along with his becoming an Olympic torch bearer, a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society spokesperson, and a motivational speaker.

The Fire of Origins: A Novel

by Emmanuel Dongala

The whole of African history unfolds in this brilliant novel from one of the continent's major writers. The story is unified by the actions of one man, Mankunku, a "destroyer," who is born in mysterious circumstances in a banana plantation and whose identity is as variable as that of his land. This novel traces his development along with that of his unnamed country, from the precolonial era, through the horrors of European subjugation, to independence and the complexities of the postcolonial nation. Along the way, charlatans and saints, workers and bureaucrats, warriors and peacemakers are introduced in a moving m+lange of laughter and terror. First published in France in 1987, The Fire of Origins received the 1988 Prix de la Fondation de France and the Grand Prix Litteraire d'Afrique Noire, and has been translated into Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, and Japanese. Mythical, lyrical, powerful, and surreal, it is one of the most ambitious works of fiction to come out of sub-Saharan Africa. This replaces 155652420X.

Death of a Siren: A Novel

by William Schaill

This fast-paced mystery is set in the otherworldly Galapagos Islands in 1938 during the lead-up to World War II. A fugitive New York City cop is on the run from both the law and the mafia after killing a local thug. Trying to make his escape in a boat he stole from his uncle, castaway Fred Freiman, a German American, comes ashore on the islands and stumbles upon the body of a beautiful, enigmatic German baroness with a hatchet in her head. The next day the baroness's two strange companions are also found murdered. Freiman soon finds himself trapped into tracking down the murderer, or murderers, by a corrupt local official. International politics, local intrigues, and personal passions swirl around Fred as he learns more about the murdered woman, who some describe as a monster and others a lost soul. Early in the investigation Freiman meets Ana de Guzman, a young, wealthy Ecuadorian woman who teams up with him to unravel the tangled mysteries. As he struggles to solve the murders, Freiman puzzles over the baroness's shady past and begins to wonder: Do sirens sing intentionally to trap sailors, or do they sing because it is their nature to sing?

A Good Yer For Murder: Albert J Tretheway Series

by A. E. Eddenden

Set in the Ontario city of Fort York in 1940, this novel introduces readers to Albert V. Tretheway (pronounced TreTHOOee), an oversized Inspector in the Fort York Police Department, along with his colleague, Jonathan (Jake) Small, his sister Adelaine (Addie), and a bizarre collection of characters who make up the Fort York City Council. In early 1940, Fort York is chiefly concerned with the war; that is, until a series of crimes turns their attention to dangers closer to home. A dead, unplucked chicken with an arrow through its heart is delivered to Junior Alderman Gertrude Valentine, which marks the beginning of a series of "pranks" on subsequent holidays, eventually leading to murder. The city waits breathlessly for each week to pass, wondering which holiday (and which Alderman) will be next. The story reaches its raucous climax on New Years Eve in Albert and Addie's boarding house, where Tretheway unravels the mystery in front of the entire cast of citizens.

Learning JavaScript

by Ethan Brown

This is an exciting time to learn JavaScript. Now that the latest JavaScript specification--ECMAScript 6.0 (ES6)--has been finalized, learning how to develop high-quality applications with this language is easier and more satisfying than ever. This practical book takes programmers (amateurs and pros alike) on a no-nonsense tour of ES6, along with some related tools and techniques.Author Ethan Brown (Web Development with Node and Express) not only guides you through simple and straightforward topics (variables, control flow, arrays), but also covers complex concepts such as functional and asynchronous programming. You'll learn how to create powerful and responsive web applications on the client, or with Node.js on the server.Use ES6 today and transcompile code to portable ES5Translate data into a format that JavaScript can useUnderstand the basic usage and mechanics of JavaScript functionsExplore objects and object-oriented programmingTackle new concepts such as iterators, generators, and proxiesGrasp the complexities of asynchronous programmingWork with the Document Object Model for browser-based appsLearn Node.js fundamentals for developing server-side applications

Ajeemah and His Son

by James Berry

In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu's bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations'never to see one another again. "Readers will come away with a new sense of respect for those who maintained their dignity and humanity under the cruelest of circumstances. "'SLJ. "Each moment here of the Jamaican-born poet's terse, melodious narrative is laden with emotion. . . . Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. "--K. Notable Children's Book of 1993 (ALA) 1993 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 1993 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) 1992 Books for Youth Editors' Choices (BL) Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Bulletin Blue Ribbons 1992 (C) 1993 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library) Children's Books of 1992 (Library of Congress) 1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza: A Novel

by Maceo Montoya

"A brilliant and innovative take on an issue close to the hearts and minds of families who have one foot planted firmly on both sides of the border. It is a deportation story in reverse: a bold re-envisioning with unexpected consequences, mystery, and insight. "--Tim Z. Hernandez, author of Manana Means Heaven. After Wopper Barraza's fourth drunk driving violation, the judge orders his immediate deportation. "But I haven't been there since I was a little kid," says Wopper, whose parents brought him to California when he was three years old. Now he has to move back to Michoacan. When he learns that his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, the future looks even more uncertain. Wopper's story unfolds as life in a rural village takes him in new and unexpected directions. This immigrant saga in reverse is a story of young people who must live with the reality of their parents' dream. We know this story from the headlines, but up to now it has been unexplored literary territory. "

A Guide to Crisis Intervention (Fifth Edition)

by Kristi Kanel

This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse.

The Enlightenment: A Brief History With Documents

by Margaret C. Jacob

In an unusually diverse collection, Margaret Jacob presents the eighteenth-century movement known as the Enlightenment that forever changed the political, religious, and educational landscape of the day. Selections by some of the period's most important thinkers include pieces by Locke, Rousseau, Mary Wortley Montagu, Denis Diderot, and Moses Mendelssohn. She covers the movement's lengthy evolution in a comprehensive introduction, which establishes the issues central to understanding the documents and provides important background on the political and social debates of the period. All documents are preceded by headnotes, and the volume includes a chronology, 14 illustrations, a bibliography, and an index.

Assessing and Treating Trauma and PTSD (Second Edition)

by Linda J. Schupp

Assessing and Treating Trauma and PTSD, 2nd Edition, masterfully explores the nature of traumatic stress and provides spot-on assessment tools for various trauma-related criteria. The second edition updates include all trauma-related DSM-5 diagnoses, as well as new theories, research and therapeutic techniques. This collection of physiological and psychological techniques provides professions with a practical, eclectic approach to a variety of treatments. * "High-Risk" Indicators for PTSD * Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 * DSM-5 Predictors for PTSD * Dissociation and Treatments * Attachment Theory and Neurobiology of Broken Attachment Bonds * Nutritional Supplement Update for the Prevention and Treatment of PTSD * Current Psychopharmacological Studies for PTSD * The Relationship as Therapy * Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria and Treatment

Children's Rights in the United States: In Search of a National Policy

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman Nancy E. Walker Catherine M. Brooks

The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.

Death in the Middle Watch: A Carolus Deene Mystery

by Leo Bruce

Carolus Deene is enjoying himself on a holiday cruise. On the first night aboard the Summer Queen, he hears a shout of "Man Overboard!" From that point on to the moment of Deene's unexpected revelations, the reader will find that unique mixture of artless fun and grim terror Leo Bruce devotees savor.

Case Without a Corpse: A Sergeant Beef Mystery

by Leo Bruce

This is one of Sgt. Beef's most interesting and perplexing cases. It involves a murder, but one in which no body can be found. Young Rogers announces to Beef and others assembled in a local pub that he has committed a murder--then takes his own life. But where is the victim? How did it happen? "I always supposed," says Beef. "a murder case started with a corpse, and then you had to find out 'oo done it. This time we know 'oo's done it, but we can't find the corpse."

Ireland: A History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day

by Paul Johnson

Drawing from a wealth of historical and scholarly sources, Johnson traces the important social, religious and political development of Ireland's struggle to become a unified, settled country. Johnson describes with accurate detail Ireland's barbarous beginnings, Oliver Cromwell's religious "crusade," the tragic Irish potato famine, the Ulster resistance and the outstanding fact of the constant British-Irish connection and the fearful toll of life it exacted. Among the anonymous multitude are famous names such as "Silken Thom" Kildare, Thomas Wentworth, Archbishop Plunkett and Lord Frederick Cavendish. And yet many great men marshaled their energies and wits to settle Ireland: Sir Henry Sidney, Sire Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser, Chruchill and others.

Valentine

by George Sand

This is George Sand's second novel. Like Indiana, her first, it explores the relationship between men and women. Valentine, an aristocratic girl, falls despearately in love with Benedict, the son of a poor farmer. Again, like Indiana, this novel challenges preconceived masculine assumptions about woman's role in society. In loving Benedict, Valentine rebels against her family and her class.

In the All-Night Café: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian's Formative Year

by Stuart David

Belle and Sebastian have been making music to critical acclaim since their formation in 1996. They have played hundreds of gigs and won a Brit Award; their music has been featured in popular films; and their unsettling, often surreal songs, delicate melodies, and alternative approach to pop stardom have earned them fans worldwide. In the All-Night Café is founding member Stuart David's charming and evocative memoir of Belle and Sebastian's first year, an as-yet-undocumented period of the band's history. Beginning with the fortuitous meeting of Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David at a course for unemployed musicians in Glasgow, it tells--in David's eminently readable and understated style--of their adventures in two early incarnations of Belle and Sebastian, culminating in the recording of the band's much-loved and highly praised debut album, Tigermilk. But this is not just a book for Belle and Sebastian fans: it's a universal story about being young, out of work, and trying to make something of your life--about discovering something you love, being fortunate enough to find similarly minded people, and making a go of it.

Electronics for Artists: Adding Light, Motion, and Sound to Your Artwork

by Simon Quellen Field

With today's modern technology--LEDs, servomotors, motion sensors, speakers, and more--artwork can incorporate elements of light, sound, and motion for dramatic effects. Author and educator Simon Quellen Field has developed a primer for creative individuals looking for new ways to express themselves though electronically enhanced art. Following step-by-step examples of basic circuitry and programming, readers can develop the skills necessary to enhance their works of art. The book also features art projects to try, including a bouquet of glowing flowers, an LED metronome, a talking computer, a sensile robot, and a simple wheeled robot. A variety of artistic works created by Field's students and based on these open-ended lessons are also included to provide creative sparks for the readers. For those interested in programming their circuits, Field explores the basics of Energia, a free software package, and provides simple programs to create flashing light patterns, computer controlled motors, and LCD text displays.

I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues

by Stephen Calt

Providing a clear look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this is the first biography of the late Skip James, perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. His 1931 performances of "Devil Got My Woman," "I'm So Glad," and "22-20 Blues" are masterpieces that transcend the genre. Drawing largely on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, it paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. In doing so, it offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.

Gray's Anatomy for Students

by Richard Drake

It didn t take long for students around the world to realize that anatomy texts just don t get any better than Gray s Anatomy for Students. Only in its 2nd edition, this already popular, clinically focused reference has moved far ahead of the competition and is highly recommended by anyone who uses it. A team of authors with a wealth of diverse teaching and clinical experience has updated and revised this new edition to efficiently cover what you re learning in contemporary anatomy classes. An improved format, updated clinical material, and remarkable artwork by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson make anatomy easier than ever for you to master. Unique coverage of surface anatomy, correlative diagnostic images, and clinical case studies demonstrate practical applications of anatomical concepts. And, an international advisory board, comprised of more than 100 instructors, ensures that the material is accurate, up to date, and easy to use. Uses more than 1,000 innovative original illustrations- by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson-to capture anatomical features with unrivalled clarity, and makes body structures easy to locate and remember from one illustration to another through consistent use of color. Includes over 300 clinical photographs, including radiological images depicting surface anatomy and common clinical applications of anatomic knowledge. Presents an organization by body region that parallels the approach used in most of today s anatomy courses. Features conceptual overviews summarizing each body region's component parts, functions, and relationship to other bodily organs. Uses clinical cases to underscore the real-life relevance of the material. Features a rewritten abdomen section for greater clarity. Provides updates and revisions to clinical material to provide you with the absolute latest knowledge in the field. Includes expanded discussions of cranial nerves for added clinical relevancy. Uses a new internal design and presents an improved index for easier retrieval of information. Provides more information on the general aspects of anatomy via introduction chapter. "

Earth Science: Geology, The Environment, and The Universe

by Francisco Borrero Frances Scelsi Hess Chia Hui Juno Hsu

Strong support for reading comprehension makes earth science accessible to all students.

Fela: This Bitch of a Life

by Carlos Moore Gilberto Gil Margaret Busby

Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based on hours of conversation and close interaction with the legend himself. The full spectrum of Fela's experience is here: the spirits and trances, the paranoia and drugs, the queens (as he called his wives), and always the music. Interviews with 15 queens, providing their personal stories in their own words, contribute to this amazing story of Fela's life and music. As the creator of Afrobeat--the vibrant fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, and Yoruban music--he protested with lyrics that dealt provocatively with everything from sex to politics, always challenging neocolonialism and the ruling elite. Painting him as an advocate of black power, human rights, and pan-Africanism, this book reveals how Fela shocked, disturbed, and inspired the masses.

Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism with 21 Activities

by Pat Mccarthy

The history of American environmentalism is the history of men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the nation's natural heritage. Almost singlehandedly, John James Audubon introduced the study of birds in North America. John Muir pushed a president and a nation into setting aside vast preserves, including Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainier, and the Grand Canyon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas did the same for the Florida Everglades, as did Mardy Murie with the Grand Tetons and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Cordelia Stanwood, and later Roger Peterson, revolutionized and popularized birdwatching. Rachel Carson opened the world's eyes to the dangers of pesticides, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill saved a 1,000-year-old redwood while bringing to light the devastation of our old growth forests. Together, these environmentalists' inspiring life stories tell the story of American environmentalism, from its inception to the present day. In Friends of Our Earth readers will also learn how to put their concerns into action. Author Pat McCarthy gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a birdfeeder, conduct a water quality survey, start a compost pile, study the Greenhouse Effect, make plaster casts of animals tracks, create their own recycled paper, test for acid rain, and more. It includes a time line of historic milestones, popular outdoor parks and sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

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