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Rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, New Thought, like Science of Mind, is captured by the idea that our thoughts create our lives, not the other way around. <P><P> New Thought: A Practical Spiritualityis the perfect introduction to this exciting, living faith. The book's editor, Mary Manin Morrissey, is a leading New Thoughtminister of the Living Enrichment Center, and the author of the popular Building Your Field of Dreams. In this volume, Morrissey collects brief, powerful essays from today's most popular New Thoughtclergy. Each piece addresses issues you can use right now to improve your life.
Two unexpected newcomers to Cape Light will teach its residents to put the past behind them and surrender to the power of forgiveness--and love.
A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. <P><P> An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire. .
Colombia is usually associated with drug cartels, guerrilla wars and violence. But the biggest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico is changing. The economy is already larger, by some measures, than South Africa's; if peace talks are successful, it will do better still. This free ebook is an indispensable guide to the new Colombia, reproducing a magazine published earlier this year by the Financial Times.<P><P> FT writers interview President Juan Manuel Santos and profile both the Bogota establishment and young Colombians to watch. They explore the development challenges of the Colombian outback and the rise of a new national export - security expertise ranging from bullet proof fashion to mercenaries. Essays by Oscar Naranjo, former head of the national police, and Malcolm Deas, historian, provide further context.
Lily loves working at Greengates Riding Stables, but she can't help feeling sad that she doesn't have her own pony. Or even her own pet. But when Storm, a golden retriever with sparkling midnight-blue eyes, magically appears, she can't believe it. A wonderful adventure awaits them.
When a stalker's sadistic threat sends photographer Torie Bradshaw fleeing for her life, she can think of only one safe haven: Matt Callahan. Rugged and captivating, the sexy government operative saved her once before. <P><P>Surely he'll play her hero again. If only they hadn't parted under such unfortunate circumstances. Matt can't believe it when Torie invades his Texas home, bringing danger, drama, and a designer dog with her. He is busy battling old ghosts and newer wounds-this intriguing beauty is a distraction he doesn't need. But when the situation explodes, Matt must team with Torie to uncover the identity of a killer. Otherwise, he stands to lose all the things he never thought he wanted. . .
Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what she tells people. She watches the news for stories of missing people, then waits a few days and goes to see the family. <P><P>She tells them she's had a vision and that she may know where their missing loved one is--for a price, of course. <P> Keisha's latest mark is Wendell Garfield, whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home, or for whoever took her to let her go. Keisha tells Wendell her vision of what might have happened. Unluckily for Keisha, her vision turns out to be alarmingly close to the truth. As she wades deeper into the mystery, Keisha inadvertently finds herself caught in a web of suspicion and violence that's much more complicated than she first thought--and which may end up with her own disappearance... <P> Also includes a preview of Linwood Barclay's newest thriller, Trust Your Eyes
A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver's American debut Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found--Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. <P><P>When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver's thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.
Elizabeth Hampton is consumed by grief when her mother dies unexpectedly. Leslie Hampton cared for Elizabeth's troubled brother Ronnie's special needs, assuming Elizabeth would take him in when the time came.<P><P> But Leslie's sudden death propels Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew.... <P> When police discover that Leslie was strangled, they immediately suspect that one of Ronnie's outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth can't believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother? <P> More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslie's will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the family's secrets unravel, a man from Leslie's past who claims to have all the answers shows up, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.
Now, former TV writer Thom Racina turns to the dark side of Hollywood in a seductive story of madness and murder. The victim had as many lovers as he had enemies. And the killer is still on the loose
Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene--it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.
Speaker and consultant Tim Hurson presents 12 techniques that benefit both the seller and the client Never Be Closing expands on the principles of Tim Hurson's first book, Think Better, to teach salespeople how to improve their strategy and sell anything to anyone using a simple, repeatable framework. <P><P>This isn't a book full of mundane tactics for cold-calling or techniques for closing a deal. This is a problem-solving approach that is more beneficial for both the seller and the client. Selling better isn't just a one time thing; it's a way to become a more valuable long-term partner. With their "Productive Selling Model," Hurson and Dunne offer business people a set of 15 tools to pull apart their current techniques, analyze them, and re-assemble them in a dynamic way. The authors include practical advice mixed with helpful anecdotes to build mutually productive relationships between seller and client, including: * The Rashomon Effect, which teaches readers how to bridge the gap between different perspectives. * The Hitchcock Method, which offers readers strategies on developing a script about themselves, their company, and their products. * The Sales Conversation, a three step structure to explore the client's needs, establish credibility, and deliver value. Tim Hurson is the founding partner of Manifest Communications, one of North America's leading social marketing agencies. He launched ThinkX Intellectual Capital in 2004 and is the author of Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking. Tim Dunne is a consulting partner with ThinkX, KnowInnovation, and New & Improved, firms that offer leadership, innovation, and sales training to companies worldwide.ne show that outstanding selling isn't just about mastering the art of persuasion. Instead, the most successful selling comes from a sincere interest in your clients and their needs. These methods will enable you to sell more effectively than ever before.
In a dazzling new novel in the Wherlocke family saga, New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell creates an unforgettable story of intrigue, jeopardy, and desire. . .Stealing a stranger's carriage is the second most reckless thing Lady Catrin Gryffin de Warrene has ever done. The first is succumbing to her powerful attraction to the carriage's owner. Catrin has heard the rumors about Sir Orion Wherlocke's family and their otherworldly gifts. He's the one person who can keep her son and his inheritance safe from her late husband's ruthless brother. As for how to protect herself. . .it may be too late for that. Orion is facing the worst danger a man of his ilk can find: a woman he can't walk away from. Catrin is an intoxicating blend of innocence and sensuality, and for the first time, seduction is far more than a game. But her beauty and fortune have made her a target--one that will dare him to risk everything he's known--in pursuit of everything he's ever longed for. . .Praise for Hannah Howell and The Wherlockes"Gentle but passionate love scenes and endearing descriptions of close-knit, quirky families will have readers beaming from the first page to the last." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on If He's Dangerous"Another Howell winner!" --RT Book Reviews on If He's Tempted
25 recipes to deeply understand and implement advanced algorithms in Clojure About This Book * Explore various advanced algorithms and learn how they are used to address many real-world computing challenges * Construct elegant solutions using impressive techniques including zippers, parsing, and pattern matching * Solve complex problems by adopting innovative approaches such as logic or asynchronous programming In Detail Data-structures and algorithms often cross your path when you compress files, compile programs, access databases, or simply use your favourite text editor. Understanding and implementing them can be daunting. Curious learners and industrial developers can find these complex, especially if they focus on the detailed implementation of these data structures. Clojure is a highly pragmatic and expressive language with efficient and easy data manipulation capabilities. As such, it is great for implementing these algorithms. By abstracting away a great share of the unnecessary complexity resulting from implementation, Clojure and its contrib libraries will help you address various algorithmic challenges, making your data exploration both profitable and enjoyable. Through 25 recipes, you'll explore advanced algorithms and data-structures, well served by a sound Clojure implementation. This book opens with an exploration of alternative uses of the array data-structure, covering LZ77 compression, drawing fractals using Pascal's triangles, simulating a multi-threaded program execution, and implementing a call-stack winding and un-winding operations. The book elaborates on linked lists, showing you how to construct doubly linked ones, speed up search times over the elements of such structures, use a linked-list as the foundation of a shift-reduce parser, and implement an immutable linked-list using skew binary numbers representation. After that, the tree data-structure is explored, focusing on building self-balancing Splay Trees, designing a B-Tree backing-up an efficient key-value data-store, constructing an undo capable Rope, and showing how Tries can make for an auto-completing facility. Next, some optimization and machine learning techniques are discussed, namely for building a co-occurrence-based recommendation engine, using branch-and-bound to optimize integral cost and profit problems, using Dijkstra's algorithm to determine optimal paths and summarizing texts using the LexRank algorithm. Particular attention is given to logic programming, you will learn to use this to discover interesting relations between social website data, by designing a simple type inferencer for a mini Java-like language, and by building a simple checkers game engine. Asynchronous programming will be addressed and you will design a concurrent web-crawler, an interactive HTML5 game, and an online taxi booking platform. Finally, you'll explore advanced cases for higher order functions in Clojure while implementing a recursive descent parser using efficient mutual resucrsion, devising a mini resusable firewall simulator thanks to Clojure 1.7 new tansducers feature or building a simple unification engine with the help of Continuation Passing Style. What You Will Learn * Explore alternative uses of classical data-structures like arrays and linked-lists * Discover advanced types of tree data-structures * Explore advanced machine learning and optimization techniques * Utilise powerful Clojure libraries, such as Instaparse for parsing, core.match for pattern matching, clojure.zip for zippers, and clojure.matrix for matrix operations * Learn logic programming through the usage of the library core.logic * Master asynchronous programming using the core.async library * See the transducers in action while resolving real-world use-cases Who This Book Is For If you are an experienced Clojure developer, longing to take your knowledge to the next level by discovering and using advanced algorithms and seeing how they can be applied to real-world problems, then this book is for you.
In the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge the Presidential motorcade is waylaid. This is the beginning of the most spectacular kidnapping in history. The President of the United States and two Arab leaders are taken hostage in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge--and the bridge is wired to explode! A half billion dollars ransom is what master criminal Peter Branson and his handpicked gang of killers are asking. It appears to be a foolproof scheme. Except for one thing. Agent Paul Revson, who has mysteriously become a hostage. Quietly, stealthily Paul begins to unleash his counterplot--as daring and dangerous as Branson's own...
Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy is collected here for the first time!The Gathering: Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home--and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy--her paw-print birthmark.The Calling: Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.The Rising: All Maya and her friends have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life
Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy is collected here for the first time!The Awakening: Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment--not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. She's a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control, which means she can raise the dead without even trying. Now Chloe's running for her life with three of her supernatural friends--a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch--and they have to find someone who can help them before the Edison Group catches them.The Summoning: Chloe is locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. There is definitely more to Chloe's housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to her to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt her.The Reckoning: Chloe Saunders's life is not what you would call normal. First of all, she can't figure out how she feels about a certain antisocial werewolf or his charming brother--who just happens to be a sorcerer. Then there's the fact that she's running for her life from an evil corporation that's trying to kill her and her supernatural friends. And finally, she's a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. But Chloe has a plan. And the end is very near.
Set during the Civil War against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, the Stefan's Diaries books follow three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia, as they enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity. Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine--and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.Includes the six books in the series:The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #1: OriginsThe Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2: BloodlustThe Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #3: The CravingThe Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #4: The RipperThe Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #5: The AsylumThe Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #6: The Compelled
From the bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries L. J. Smith, comes a dangerously exciting tale of love, witchcraft, and the supernatural, perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures series. This collection includes all seven books in the series.The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I: Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants--even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power: Cassie has joined the most alluring--and deadly--in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger?The Secret Circle: The Divide: For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She's dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But the Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy--and anyone could be the next victim. As they struggle to protect themselves, alliances are formed and relationships are tested. No one knows who to trust or who to fear. Will Cassie be able to save the Circle . . . and herself?The Secret Circle: The Hunt: Cassie's life is far from ordinary. Her best friends are a coven of witches and her relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, is written in the stars. But then Cassie's evil half sister surfaces, determined to take Cassie's place in the Secret Circle. And a band of powerful witch-hunters begins targeting the group, determined to destroy them. Will Cassie survive this ultimate battle between good and evil?The Secret Circle: The Temptation: Black John's curse has been unleashed on the Circle, and it is up to Cassie to set things right. As Cassie's heart is tested once more, she is forced to finally choose between Nick and Adam, and she faces the ultimate test of her power in this gripping showdown between good and evil.
Vampires! Love! Danger! Suspicion! Dark secrets! Nobody does it better than L.J. Smith. This collection brings together six books, the two story arcs following the original wildly popular Vampire Diaries series that spawned the hit TV show. In The Vampire Diaries: The Return, darkness is infiltrating the peaceful town of Fell's Church and invading the minds of young girls. A demon has come to town, and his powers threaten the whole world. Worse still, it causes the very dangerous vampire Damon to turn on his brother, on the citizens of Fell's Church, and on Elena herself.The dark, romantic saga of Elena and the two vampire brothers who love her continues in as The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Elena, Stefan and Damon must face the dangerous creatures being drawn to Fell's Church.Includes:The Vampire Diaries: The Return: NightfallThe Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow SoulsThe Vampire Diaries: The Return: MidnightThe Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: PhantomThe Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: MoonsongThe Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Destiny Rising
All three volumes of Rae Carson's New York Times-bestselling The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy plus the three novellas set in the same world, available together! An insecure princess with an unclear destiny becomes a secret bride, a revolutionary, a queen, and--finally--the champion her world so desperately needs in this epic fantasy series that Tamora Pierce called "engrossing" and that Veronica Roth said was "intense, unique . . . definitely recommended."This complete collection includes the three volumes of the trilogy: book one, The Girl of Fire and Thorns; book two, The Crown of Embers; and book three, The Bitter Kingdom. It also includes the three novellas set in the world of the series: The Shadow Cats, The Shattered Mountain, and The King's Guard.Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous--even if she doesn't realize it. A sweeping fantasy series about a young woman finding her true strength, this is perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.
This collection contains the first two novels in Sara Shepard's New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars and Lying Games series, plus a sneak peek at The Perfectionists, the first book in a brand-new Sara Shepard series!Pretty Little Liars: This page-turning start to the Pretty Little Liars series introduces readers to Rosewood and the pretty little liars who call it home. High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily thought their darkest secrets vanished when their best friend, Alison, went missing three years ago. But now someone named "A" is sending them notes and threatening to reveal their ugliest secrets--things only Alison knew.Pretty Little Liars #2: Flawless: Four pretty little liars have been very bad girls. But their most horrible secret yet is so scandalous that the truth would ruin them forever.The Lying Game: Separated at birth, twin sisters Emma Paxton and Sutton Mercer never had a chance to meet. And now they never will. Someone murdered Sutton and forced Emma into taking her place.The Lying Game #2: Never Have I Ever: The deeper Emma digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out Sutton and her friends played a lot of games--games that ruined people's lives. Anyone could want revenge . . . anyone could want Sutton--and now Emma--dead.Plus, a sneak peek at The Perfectionists, another series full of Sara Shepard's trademark juicy secrets, nail-biting suspense, and beautiful girls who will do anything to hide the ugly truth.
Sink your teeth into the Vampire Diaries! This collection includes the first four can't-miss volumes from L. J. Smith.The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening: A deadly love triangle:Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wantsStefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed himElena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle: Torn between two vampire brothers:Damon: determined to make Elena his, he'd kill his own brother to possess herStefan: desperate for the power to destroy Damon, and protect Elena, he gives in to his thirst for human bloodElena: the girl who can have anyone finds herself in the middle of a love triangle . . . one that might turn deadlyThe Vampire Diaries: The Fury: Love can kill:Elena: with Damon at her side, and wild with her craving for blood, the changed Elena struggles to control her desiresDamon: his hunger for the golden girl wars with his hunger for revenge against StefanStefan: tormented after losing Elena, he will do anything to get her back. Even if it means becoming what he once despised. . . .Getting what they want may come at a deadly cost.The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion: The Final Conflict...The Last Deadly Kiss:Elena: now she rises from the dead to recreate the powerful vampire trioStefan: summoned by Elena, he keeps a promise to her and fights the most terrifying evil he's ever facedDamon: joining the brother he once called enemy, Damon battles this new horror with strength, cunning, and deadly charm.
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences. Separated at birth, twin sisters Emma Paxton and Sutton Mercer never had a chance to meet. And now they never will. Someone murdered Sutton and forced Emma into taking her place. Sutton can only watch from beyond the grave as Emma tries to figure out who killed her--and why. But as Emma digs deeper, the girls discover that the truth may be far more terrible than they'd ever imagined--and the killer may be a lot closer to home....This collection contains all six Lying Game novels, plus two digital original novellas, The First Lie and True Lies.
Four thrilling bestselling novels are included in this collection:The Power of Six: I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.And I'm ready to fight.The Rise of Nine: The stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it's too late. During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives--and they lost Sam in the process. In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.The Fall of Five: To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. When the Garde receive a sign from Number Five--a crop circle in the shape of a Lorien symbol--they know they are close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.The Revenge of Seven: The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered. The Garde are broken and divided once again, but they will not be defeated. As long as one still stands, the battle for Earth's survival is not lost.
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