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SUSE Linux

by Chris Brown

SUSE Linux: A Complete Guide to Novell's Community Distribution will get you up to speed quickly and easily on SUSE, one of the most friendly and usable Linux distributions around. From quick and easy installation to excellent hardware detection and support, it's no wonder SUSE is one of the most highly rated distributions on the planet. According to Novell, SUSE is installed more than 7,000 times every day, an average of one installation every 12 seconds. This book will take you deep into the essential operating system components by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From basic installation and configuration through advanced topics such as administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the important details of how SUSE works--without the fluff that bogs down other books and web sites. Instead, readers get a concise task-based approach to using SUSE as both a desktop and server operating system. In this book, you'll learn how to:Install SUSE and perform basic administrative tasks Share files with other computers Connect to your desktop remotely Set up a web server Set up networking, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Tighten security on your SUSE system Monitor for intrusions Manage software and upgrades smoothly Run multiple instances of SUSE on a single machine with Xen Whether you use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how--but also explains why--and gives you the answers you need to get up and running with SUSE Linux. About the author:Chris Brown is a freelance author and trainer in the United Kingdom and Europe. Following Novell's acquisition of SUSE, he taught Linux to Novell's consultants and IT staff and is certified in both Novell's CLP program and Red Hat's RHCE. Chris has a PhD in particle physics from Cambridge.

The Millionaire's Proposition

by Avril Tremayne

Book 2 in Sydney's Most Eligible...These guys are sexy, successful and the talk of Sydney! A "friends with benefits" arrangement? * Two nights a week * Strictly confidential * One month only... It may have been his proposition, but lawyer Kate Cleary is so buttoned up she whips out a contract for them both to sign! With her high heels and stockings, all Scott Knight can do is sign and move to the implementation stage! Kate couldn't be more jaded about relationships. After all, she is in the business of ending marriages! Millionaire architect Scott might be seriously sexy, but he's also a complicated enigma. One she's quickly becoming determined to solve...even if that means breaking the terms of her own watertight contract?

Teatime for the Firefly

by Shona Patel

My name is Layla and I was born under an unlucky star. For a young girl growing up in India, this is bad news. But everything began to change for me one spring day in 1943, when three unconnected incidents, like tiny droplets on a lily leaf, tipped and rolled into one. It was that tiny shift in the cosmos, I believe, that tipped us together-me and Manik Deb.Layla Roy has defied the fates. Despite being born under an inauspicious horoscope, she is raised to be educated and independent by her eccentric grandfather, Dadamoshai. And, by cleverly manipulating the hand fortune has dealt her, she has even found love with Manik Deb-a man betrothed to another. All were minor miracles in India that spring of 1943, when young women's lives were predetermined-if not by the stars, then by centuries of family tradition and social order. Layla's life as a newly married woman takes her away from home and into the jungles of Assam, where the world's finest tea thrives on plantations run by native labor and British efficiency. Fascinated by this culture of whiskey-soaked expats who seem fazed by neither earthquakes nor man-eating leopards, she struggles to find her place among the prickly English wives with whom she is expected to socialize, and the peculiar servants she now finds under her charge. But navigating the tea-garden set will hardly be her biggest challenge. Layla's remote home is not safe from the powerful changes sweeping India on the heels of the Second World War. Their colonial society is at a tipping point, and Layla and Manik find themselves caught in a perilous racial divide that threatens their very lives.

Having His Baby

by Beverly Barton

JAKE BISHOP WAS A DADDYThe thought shook the hard-hearted cowboy down to his boots. But once he took his tiny daughter in his strong arms, he knew he would to anything for her....AND THAT MEANT MARRIAGEBut blue-blooded beauty Donna Fields had some crazy notion that a rough-edged rancer wasn't the kind of daddy a little girl needed. Well, he'd show the stubborn new mom just what kind of man she needed-one slow kiss at a time. And soon he'd be sharing his ranch with the two sweet little ladies who'd captured his soul....There's nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!3 BABIES FOR 3 BROTHERS

Family First

by Margaret Watson

Never get involved with your patientsThat's no problem for by-the-book police department psychologist Kira McGinnis. She has enough on her plate taking care of her five-year-old daughter and her troubled teenage brother. And now she has the difficult-and disarming-Detective Jake Donovan as a patient. Can she ever get him to drop the tough-guy act and open up?Jake says he'll do anything to get back to active duty. But he doesn't seem to be trying very hard. He has good reason not to trust shrinks, and he doesn't want this one to know what he's thinking or feeling.The thing is, he'd really like to get to know Kira better-outside the job. But that's impossible, since he is her job....

Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management

by Anna Ohanyan

Most regions of the world are plagued by conflicts that are made insoluble by a confluence of complex threads from history, geography, politics, and culture. These "frozen conflicts" defy conflict management interventions by both internal and external agents and institutions. Worse, they constantly threaten to extend beyond their local geographies, as in the terrorist bombings in Boston by ethnic Chechens, or to escalate from skirmishes to full-scale war, as in Nagorno-Karabakh. Consequently, such conflicts cry out for alternative approaches to the classic, state-focused, and sovereignty-based conflict management models that are practiced in traditional diplomacy--which most often produce rather short-term, ad hoc, fragmented interventions and outcomes. Drawing upon the cases of the South Caucasus, the Western Balkans, Central America, South East Asia, and Northern Ireland, Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management offers a theoretical and practical solution to this impasse by arguing for regional collective interventions that involve a long-term reengineering of existing conflict management infrastructure on the ground. Such approaches have been attracting the attention of scholars and practitioners alike yet, thus far, these concepts have rarely involved more than simple prescriptions for regional cooperation between grassroots actors and traditional diplomacy. Specifically, says Anna Ohanyan, only the cultivation and establishment of regional peace systems can provide an effective path toward conflict management in these standoffs in such intractably divided regions.

Meet Me Halfway

by Jennifer Morales

When Johnquell, an African American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his white neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, his community must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. Set in one of the nation's most highly segregated cities-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Meet Me Halfway tells stories of connections in a community with a tumultuous and divided past. In nine stories told from diverse perspectives, Jennifer Morales captures a Rust Belt city's struggle to establish a common ground and a collective vision of the future. Morales gives life to multifaceted characters-white schoolteachers and senior citizens, Latino landlords, black and Puerto Rican teens, political activists, and Vietnam vets. As their lives unfold in these stories, we learn about Johnquell's family-his grandparents' involvement in the local Black Panther Party, his sister's on-again, off-again friendship with a white classmate, and his aunt's identity crisis as she finds herself falling in love with a woman. We also meet Johnquell's mother, Gloria, and his school friend Taquan, who is struggling to chart his own future. As an activist mother in the thick of Milwaukee politics, Morales developed a keen ear and a tender heart for the kids who have inherited the city's troubled racial legacy. With a critical eye on promises unfulfilled, Meet Me Halfway raises questions about the notion of a "postracial" society and, with humor and compassion, lifts up the day-to-day work needed to get there.

The Surgeon's Convenient Fiancée

by Rebecca Lang

Theater Nurse Deirdre Warwick is determined that the two children who had been left in her care will have the best life possible. But she's struggling with the challenges of being a single mom. When Dr. Shay Melburne enters her life suddenly Deirdre finds the confidence to take control of her future. Working with Shay, she finds herself falling hopelessly in love with him. Then Shay offers a marriage of convenience to help secure the children's future-he offer her the security both she and the children need, but can he offer her his love?

The Emergency Doctor's Daughter

by Lucy Clark

A&E Medical Director Harrison Stapleton is determined to stay single. His gorgeous little girls needs more support than most children, and he's determined to focus on her. But their lives are transformed by Amelia-Jane Watson, and English doctor working temporarily in Australia. Amelia's dreams of having a family died long ago. And, although she finds herself becoming more and more involved with this family, she knows she's unable to offer them the future Harrison hopes for. Somehow Harrison must convince Amelia that whatever she's running from, they can face it together...

In His Special Care

by Lucy Clark

Despite being Mt. Black Hospital's only full-time GP, Dr. Claire Neilson always finds time for her patients. But Claire doesn't let anybody care for her. That is until the new specialist-incredibly handsome, enigmatic Dr. Declan Silvermark-arrives in the small Australian town and turns her carefully ordered world upside down. Declan has an exceptional IQ, and has always been treated differently. He, more than anyone, understands Claire's loneliness. If she'll let him, he can show her what it mean to accept love herself...

The Playboy Doctor's Surprise Proposal

by Anne Fraser

Caitlin has no intention of dating any of her male colleagues; but notorious bachelor and gorgeous children's doctor Dr Andrew Bedi is irresistible! And when Caitlin discovers she is pregnant, Andrew finds himself wanting to take on the role of husband and daddy far sooner than he thought...

The Headmaster

by Tiffany Reisz

A fever dream of desires fulfilled. Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she&#39s given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives. She&#39s charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students&#8230and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash. It&#39s strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus&#8212save one other. An eerie white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen&#39s new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy&#39s mysterious allure. RITA&#174 Award nominated title from International Bestselling Author Tiffany Reisz.

Brain-Savvy Leaders

by Charles Stone

Leadership demands constant reframing and reappraisal of the situation at hand. It requires focus, objectivity, honest appraisal of self and others, and evaluation of available resources. An effective Christian church leader must also align the congregation's vision and practices with God's vision and the teachings of Christ. Perhaps most importantly, the church leader must love others. Author Charles Stone uses recent neuroscience research to show how basic brain processes affect leadership. He writes in layperson's language, with memory-boosting illustrations and acronyms, helping readers to increase productivity, handle stress, create and sustain healthy teams, and manage change in the church. Brain science complements and reinforces Christian teaching on life and leadership; Brain-Savvy Leaders equips readers to use that science as a tool for improvement for life and for the church. Brain-Savvy Leaders is... ... the best book I have read on the brain science of healthy thinking and effective leadership. Dr. Stone has done an incredible job of balancing modern brain science with Biblical truth, making complex ideas simple to understand and providing practical tools to enhance mental performance. --Timothy R. Jennings, M.D, FAPA; President, Tennessee Psychiatric Association; Vice President, Southern Psychiatric Association; author, The God Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life ... an engaging and fun read that's also insightful, informative, and practical. A valuable resource for spiritual leaders. --Golnaz Tabinia, neuroscientist and assistant professor, Carnegie Mellon University ... will help you with emotional regulation, personal productivity, team collaboration and change management. It's a winner! --Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia; author, Amplified Leadership ... shares helpful tips on how to master leadership in the church. I needed this book. --Ron Edmondson, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky ... can help you take your church to the next level and help you better align your leadership with God's desires. It will help you achieve greater focus and design more cohesive and collaborative teams. I highly recommend it. --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of You Are Not Your Brain and Brain Lock

Confronting Capitalism

by Philip Kotler

With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic model emerged triumphant. Capitalism--spanning a spectrum from laissez faire to authoritarian--shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations. But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer. In the U.S., Europe, and Japan, economic growth has slowed down. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; natural resources are exploited for short-term profit; and good jobs are hard to find. With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more. Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Movements toward shared prosperity and a higher purpose are reinvigorating companies large and small, while proposals abound on government policies that offer protections without stagnation. Kotler identifies the best ideas, linking private and public initiatives into a force for positive change. Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism--that works for all.

Distant Memory

by Alton L. Gansky

SHE COULDN'T REMEMBER HER NAME, HER ADDRESS, HER FAMILY. NOT EVEN WHY SOMEONE WANTED HER DEAD--WHO WAS SHE?SHE HAD LOST HER WALLET, HER IDENTITY--EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE CLOTHES ON HER BACK--AND HER LIFE. She awoke in a room she didn't remember, asleep on a bed she did not recognize, in a hotel she had never heard of, bruised and battered from an incident she couldn't recall. THEN HER LIFE TURNED COMPLICATED. Befriended by a truck driver who takes her under his wing, she sets about to rediscover--and reclaim--the life she's lost. But despite appearances, she's not really alone. Two men--one, a hardened killer; the other; a methodical, high-tech tracker--stalk her every move. Even Nick--the good Samaritan truck driver helping her--may not be all that he appears.LOCKED IN HER MIND IS A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR--AND WORTH LIVING FOR.More than anything, she wants her memory--and life--back. Others will stop at nothing to make sure she never remembers anything again. For though she does not know it, deep in her mind is buried a secret that threatens to bring down one of the richest men in the world. A secret that can shake governments to their very foundations. A secret that could lead to her destruction--or her salvation.

Terminal Justice

by Alton L. Gansky

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES? WOULD YOU BREAK THE LAW? LIE, CHEAT, STEAL? WOULD YOU KILL? After an event that shattered his world, David O'Neal courageously sets out to rebuild his life as a speech writer for Barringston Relief's wealthy and powerful founder-a man committed to bringing food, medicine, and help to thousands around the world. A man capable of great compassion...and tremendous fury. Then suddenly, David realizes AJ Barringston is much more dangerous than he appears.DO THE ENDS EVER JUSTIFY THE MEANS? A blanket of peace has settled on much of the world, yet many regions are still bathed in violence and pain. In Somalia, East Africa, a warlord named Mahli and his followers are about to implement a plan that is as insidious as it is deadly-unless they are stopped by Barringston, who is willing to pay the ultimate price.Pressed by the FBI and CIA to provide evidence of Barringston's illegal activity, David O'Neal finds himself in a maelstrom of danger and intrigue in this story about one man who will stop at nothing-not even violence-to reach his goal...and another who must decide if wrong can ever be right.A blanket of peace has settled on much of the world, yet many regions are still bathed in violence and pain. In Somalia, East Africa, a warlord named Mahli and his followers are about to implement a plan that is as insidious as it is deadly--unless they are stopped by Barringston, who is willing to pay the ultimate price.Pressed by the FBI and CIA to provide evidence of Barringston's illegal activity, David O'Neal finds himself in a maelstrom of danger and intrigue in this story about one man who will stop at nothing--not even violence--to reach his goal...and another who must decide if wrong can ever be right.

Tarnished Image

by Alton L. Gansky

PEOPLE SAY YOU'RE GUILTY. Dr. David O'Neal has dedicated his life to easing the pain and suffering of the world's downtrodden. His life stands for faith, hope, and honesty. As head of the world's largest relief agency, he has the means to save countless lives. But now, he must use all his wits and strength to save one innocent man from destruction: himself.THE EVIDENCE SAYS YOU'RE GUILTY. In the midst of his relief work, David's world is shaken by the appearance of photos and videotape that show him in compromising situations. He is arrested. Friends and coworkers distance themselves. His love, Kristen, wants to believe in him but struggles against the undeniable evidence. Soon he is faced with the very real possibility of losing all he holds dear.ONLY YOU KNOW YOU'RE INNOCENT. Amidst the media frenzy, David fights to prove his innocence. But more than his reputation is at stake. Someone is determined to bring Dr. David O'Neal down-even if that means killing him. Now only a miracle can save his life and restore his Tarnished Image.

A Prayer for the City

by Buzz Bissinger

In 1990, Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights became an acclaimed bestseller and national sensation, igniting immediate debate about the role of high school football in small-town Texas. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist does for big cities what he did for small towns in this epic story of one remarkable politician's efforts to save a dying American City.Mayor Edward Rendell will do almost anything for Philadelphia. He will clean the bathrooms in City Hall, endure a joint appearance with Mickey Mouse, and personally lobby President Clinton to keep jobs in the city. He is that rare politician who is larger than life in his ambitions, compassion, and flaws--a man wise enough to see the comic absurdity of his job, yet crazy enough to think he can actually revive his declining city.To succeed, Rendell must negotiate a tough new contract with city workers who are threatening to strike and wreak havoc on the city. He must allay African-American leaders engaged in a zero-sum game of racial politics. He must combat the loss of tens of thousands of jobs that have brought the Workshop of the World to its knees.As Rendell and his brilliant chief of staff, David Cohen fight these political battles, four citizens of Philadelphia engage in their own personal struggles, each one connected to events at City Hall:Jim Mangan is a thirty-seven-year-old welder with a wife and six children. Unless the mayor can achieve a miracle, he and thousands of others will lose their jobs at the city's historic Naval Shipyard.Linda Morrison is a city-employed policy analyst who believes urban life can improve if the mayor embraces unprecedented change. But will Rendell have the courage? Will she be able to sustain her love for the city, or will the pressures of crime and taxes drive her away?Mike McGovern is a prosecutor whose anger at the urban violence of the city fuels his drive for justice. As he questions the personal cost of what he does, he faces one of his toughest trials, seeking life imprisonment for a teenager charged with murder.Fifi Mazzccua is an elderly woman from the inner city raising four great-grandchildren while faithfully visiting her son in prison and hoping she'll live to see the day when he is freed.At turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, A Prayer for the City dramatically illustrates high-pressure politics and the threat of economic decline facing so many cities. No author has ever written with such humanity and insight about a politician in power and the way cities really work.

Comfort from a Country Quilt

by Reba Mcentire

The New York Times Bestseller That Reads Like a Back-Porch Conversation with Reba!In a dazzling career, Reba McEntire has become a true country superstar--and a trailblazing businesswoman with her own multimedia entertainment corporation. Yet she is a rare celebrity who is also beloved by her millions of fans for the way she lives her life. For Reba has balanced the demands of career and family, succeeded in show business without sacrificing her values, and kept up with the times without abandoning her country roots.Here Reba writes about the roles a modern woman tries to fill, roles as many and varied as the fabric pieces of an heirloom quilt. Facing the challenges of being a wife, mother, stepmother, daughter, sister, performer, executive, community member, and Christian, Reba has found inspiration and comfort in the values of her past as an Oklahoma ranch girl. In this generous and wise book, she shows how you can keep traditional values fresh and vital in your own search for a fulfilling life.Whether you read it for instant warmth or lasting inspiration, Comfort from a Country Quilt is a book that will make your spirits soar like the sweet high notes of a Reba McEntire song.

REBA: MY STORY

by Tom Carter Reba Mcentire

Country music superstar Reba McEntire describes her Oklahoma childhood as a member of a cattle ranching family, her early days as a performer, her award-winning musical achievements, the tragic loss of her eight band members, and her marriages.NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.

Designing a Woman's Life

by Judith Couchman

For women who want to discover how to move beyond mere existence to lives overflowing with meaning and purpose. Sensitively explores timeless longings and the issue of personal significance.

Dream Wisdom

by Alan B. Siegel

During times of crisis and trauma, as well as transition--beginning or ending a relationship, facing illness, changing jobs, leaving home, dealing with loss --dreams can be a valuable resource for problem solving. Make smart decisions during these critical times with the practical and engaging insight of DREAM WISDOM. This handbook shows you how to use your dreams--and nightmares--as a guide to understanding your unconscious feelings and needs and includes tools for learning dream recall, an explanation of common dream symbols, and more than 140 actual turning-point dreams, all analyized to reveal their hidden meaning. DREAM WISDOM will enhance your ability to interpret your inner feelins and resolve major challenges, turning the difficult passages of life into opportunitites for growth and success.* Analyzes dreams about relationships, expectant mothers, separation and divorce, work, grief and healing, and midlife.* Includes instructions for creating a dream journal, incubating problem-solving dreams, and setting up dream groups.* An accessible means of tapping into an often-unexplored part of the mind.Reviews"Innovative and beautifully researched. Alan Siegel is a refreshing and articulate advocate of psychotherapeutic dream analysis" --San Francisco Chronicle"This book CAN change your life if you focus on your dreams as turning points." -- Association for Humanistic Psychology Perspective"Excellent . . . This is a book that can be confidently recommended to anyone wanting to draw on the wisdom of their dreams" --The California Psychologist"A uniquely positive look at dreams through the lifespan."-- Robert van de Castle Professor Emeritus University of Virginia and author of Our Dreaming MindFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)

by Eric Metaxas

In his earlier book, Eric Metaxas tackled the questions people had always wanted to ask about God. His book was well-received, but Metaxas soon realized there was a long list of questions that still needed to be addressed. In Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know about God..., the author answers the rest-and some of the very best-of the questions that surface when God is the topic of conversation. Metaxas's welcoming tone and his skillful use of humor lower readers' defenses. He presents biblical truth in the form of engaging answers that can't help but connect, whether the reader is an inquisitive skeptic, an open-minded agnostic, or even a new believer looking to get grounded in the basics of the Christian faith. No matter who is asking the questions, this sequel delivers the goods with disarming candor and biblical authority. From the Trade Paperback edition.

BioCoder #7

by Inc. O'Reilly Media

BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. You'll discover:Articles about interesting projects and experiments, such as the glowing plantArticles about tools, both those you buy and those you buildVisits to DIYbio laboratoriesProfiles of key people in the communityAnnouncements of events and other items of interestSafety pointers and tips about good laboratory practiceAnything that's interesting or useful: you tell us!And BioCoder is free (for the time being), unless you want a dead-tree version. We'd like BioCoder to become self supporting (maybe even profitable), but we'll worry about that after we've got a few issues under our belt.If you'd like to contribute, send email to BioCoder@oreilly.com. Tell us what you'd like to do, and we'll get you started.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts

by Michael Norten

Amazing prophecies of God's plans for the world can befound embedded in the customs of the feasts of Israel. The intricate detail of theprophecies illustrated in the observances of these feasts provide insight intoGod's plan for the ages.

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