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The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick

by Richard Johnson Tim Gower

In The Sugar Fix, Dr. Richard Johnson, who oversees a pioneering research program, reports on discoveries about how fructose impacts the body—and directly connects the American obesity epidemic to a frightening escalation in our fructose consumption. It comes as no surprise that the sugar is found in processed foods like candy, baked goods, canned foods, and frozen meals in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, but it is also hidden in less obvious foods like peanut butter, egg products, and soups. Many fruits and vegetables contain high levels of it naturally. Dr. Johnson shows how to cut way back on the sweetener by making effective substitutions. The daily meal plans included here contain no more than 25 grams of fructose, one-quarter of the amount the average American now ingests. Rather than the low-carb approach of so many recent diets, Dr. Johnson recommends a much easier to enjoy and stick to formula: 50% carbs, 25% fat, and 25% protein. The immediate benefit of this diet is to help anyone shed excess weight. The additional benefits are even more impressive—reduced risk for such serious health problems as high blood pressure, elevated blood fats, and insulin resistance, conditions directly linked to heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and stroke.

The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients

by Kathy Matthews Steven Pratt Wendy Bazilian

Blockbuster bestseller SuperFoodsRx identified a variety of SuperFoods that prevent disease and significantly improve health. In this follow-up diet plan, The Superfoods Rx Diet—fully tested in two intensive 30-day trials involving more than 100 volunteers—authors Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD, Steve Pratt, MD, and Kathy Matthews show how a diet rich in these powerhouse nutrients also helps one to lose weight. The Los Angeles Times listed the hardcover edition in its list of notable weight-loss books. And all across the nation the verdict from satisfied, successful dieters is coming in fast—this is a weight-loss program that health-conscious dieters want to make their lifetime eating plan.

Swim to Me: A Novel

by Betsy Carter

It's a fresh start for Delores Walker when she boards a Greyhound bus bound for Florida. Leaving the Bronx far behind, she's headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road. Always more suited for a life underwater, Delores joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in this City of Live Mermaids, where she discovers a world of sequined tails and amphibious theme shows that even Disney couldn't dream up. It's in this fantastic place of make-believe and reinvention that Delores Walker becomes Delores Taurus, Florida's most unlikely celebrity. Bringing together an eccentric assortment of outcasts, poseurs, and underdogs, this wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible, especially in the Sunshine State. A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible—even in mermaids from the Bronx.

Teaching History (Achieving QTS Series)

by Pat Hoodless

This series provides subject related texts of different genres which can be used for teaching specific subjects as well as part ofthe Literacy Hour. While the content of the texts are firmly rooted in the requirements for that particular subject, teachers are able to select particular texts as appropriate for use in the Literacy Hour. And by using texts that are relevant to the learning that children are doing in the rest of the day, teachers can place the Literacy Hour within a meaningful context. The books provide: *fully photocopiable texts covering a broad range of genres and subject content-original, previously published, and rewritten *texts that are Key-Stage specific *teaching notes and ideas *at-a-glance grids which demonstrate where texts fit into the Literacy Framework and subject Programmes of study. HISTORY KS1 will provide sections on the following historical areas of study: Changes in children's own lives and others around them; The way of life of people in the more distant past; The way of life of people in the very distant past; The way of life of people in ancient times; Lives of significant men and women; Past events. *Provide secondary and primary sources for teaching subject knowledge *Compiled specifically to match subject requirements of the various Curricula *Ideal to use as part of the Literacy hour *All texts photocopiable

Telex from Cuba: A Novel (Playaway Adult Fiction Ser.)

by Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner has written an astonishingly wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution -- a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut. Young Everly Lederer and K. C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom -- three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, Everly and K. C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them -- the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence. In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazière, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of "yanqui" revelers, K. C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come. At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

by Antony Flew Roy Abraham Varghese

In one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew, the world's leading atheist, now believes in God. Flew is a pioneer for modern atheism. His famous paper, Theology and Falsification, was first presented at a meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club chaired by C. S. Lewis and went on to become the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last five decades. Flew earned his fame by arguing that one should presuppose atheism until evidence of a God surfaces. He now believes that such evidence exists, and There Is a God chronicles his journey from staunch atheism to believer. For the first time, this book will present a detailed and fascinating account of Flew's riveting decision to revoke his previous beliefs and argue for the existence of God. Ever since Flew's announcement, there has been great debate among atheists and believers alike about what exactly this "conversion" means. There Is a God will finally put this debate to rest. This is a story of a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker, and where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him: belief in God as designer.

Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs (Playaway Adult Nonfiction Ser.)

by Malcolm Macpherson Johnathan Hillstrand Andy Hillstrand

The story of two brothers, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, who are maverick fisherman on the Bering Sea. They share the skippering duties on board their family-operated vessel, the Time Bandit. They are totally outrageous characters, taking on what is known to be the most dangerous job in the world. The Bering Sea is dangerous and mercurial and can steal years from a fisherman's life and Time Bandit is the name of the fishing vessel the brothers use to hook the Alaskan King Crabs. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving waves 60ft high, the perils of 1000lb steel crab traps thrown about by the wind and the constant menace of open water. The details of their childhood make you wonder how they ever lived past the age of ten! This amazing story, co-written with Malcolm MacPherson, brings to life the heart-in-your-throat existence of the Hillstrand brothers.

Timeskipper

by Antony Shugaar Stefano Benni

Tom Sawyer (Bring the Classics to Life Ser.)

by Mark Twain

Student activity pages are intended for reproduction. EDCON Publishing grants to individual purchasers of this book the right to make sufficient copies of reproducible pages for use by all students of a single teacher. This permission is limited to an individual teacher, and does not apply to entire school systems.

Tomato Girl: A Novel

by Jayne Pupek

For eleven-year-old Ellie Sanders, her father has always been the rock that she could cling to when her mother's emotional troubles became too frightening. But when he comes under the thrall of the pretty teenager who raises vegetables and tomatoes for sale at the general store that he runs, Ellie sees her security slowly slipping away. Now she must be witness and warden to her mother's gradual slide into madness. Told from Ellie's point of view, Tomato Girl takes the reader into the soul of a terrified young girl clinging desperately to childhood while being forced into adulthood years before she is ready. To save herself, she creates a secret world, a place in which her mother gets well, her father returns to being the man he was, and the Tomato Girl is banished forever. Tomato Girl marks the debut of a gifted and promising new author who has written a timeless Southern novel.

Tone Your Tummy Type: Flatten Your Belly and Shrink Your Waist in 4 Weeks

by Denise Austin

Every woman yearns for a tight tummy and a narrow waist. In this breakthrough target-toning book, bestselling author and fitness guru Denise Austin gives women the weapons they need to win the war against even the most stubborn belly fat. All belly bulges is not created equal! Drawing on the latest scientific studies about the five different kinds of abdominal fat, Austin helps every woman identify her particular Tummy Type--and then carefully explains and illustrates the specific exercises that work for that type. Features that distinguish Tone Your Tummy Type: - A cutting-edge program-combining nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle advice-that works to blast away belly fat faster and more effectively than ever before- A 4-week weight-loss plan complete with recipes and shopping lists- Inspiring success stories with before-and-after photographs- The remarkable motivational skills that have made Denis Austin's top-rated Lifetime fitness shows "Fit & Lite" and "The Daily Workout" so enormously popular Women of all ages at all stages of life will find the right program for themselves in these pages-and there's even a bonus chapter for men!

Tradiciones y leyendas sevillanas

by José María Mena

Por primera vez se publica una edición actualizada y ampliada de Tradiciones y leyendas sevillanas, que incluye nuevas fotografías de la ciudad y material inédito aportado por el autor. Sevilla es una ciudad rica en leyendas, muchas de las cuales han pasado a la literatura, la música y la pintura universales. <P><P>Así, la fundación de Sevilla por Hércules ha pasado a la literatura y mitología grecolatinas; la leyenda de los dos hijos de César forma parte de la romana; la tradición del pañuelo de la princesa visigoda está recogida en la literatura medieval francesa. Lo mismo sucede con las leyendas de la princesa árabe sevillana Intimad, las historias del rey Pedro el Cruel y las de Hernán Cortés en Sevilla. <P>Pero, sobre todas, destaca la leyenda de don Juan, que de Tirso de Molina pasó a Molière, a Pushkin y a lord Byron, y se hizo ópera con Mozart. Del mismo modo, la leyenda de Fidelio, paradigma del amor conyugal, fue recogida por Beethoven. <P>Una historia basada en un suceso pasó a Francia y se convirtió en la novela Carmen, de Merimée, y en la ópera del mismo título de Bizet... Por no citar las óperas sevillanas Las bodas de Fígaro de Mozart, El barbero de Sevilla de Rossini, Alfonso y Estrella de Schubert... Un rico acervo, pues, de alcance universal, recreado por la pluma de José María de Mena en esta obra.

The Trials of Kate Hope

by Wick Downing

When she was not yet a teenager, Kate Hope started “reading law” in the office of “Judge” Hope, her half-blind grandfather, a grumpy eighty-nine-year-old lawyer with problems. One big problem is that he believes in justice for all, not just those who can afford it. He also needs a partner. Together they find a loophole in Colorado law, and Kate becomes a lawyer—technically. She has a law license hanging on the wall in her office, but she has no idea how to practice law. In a courtroom. With a judge and jury and defendants.It doesn’t help that things don’t start out so well for Kate’s legal career. The firm of Hope and Hope has an unusual first case, and if they lose it, a dog named Herman—the only friend an old woman has—will be destroyed. But Grandfather falls ill, leaving Kate to try the case on her own. Will Kate be able to save Herman from doggy death row? Will Grandfather Hope recover in time to make it to the courtroom? Will life ever be normal again for Kate Hope? Will justice be served?

Trouble

by Gary D. Schmidt

"Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry's older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin's preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school--and in the well-established town where Henry's family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents' knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.

The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisitorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command

by James Kalb

When it comes to liberalism, the usual story in postwar America is one of decline, accompanied by the subplot of conservatism’s ascendance. But take a longer view—look beyond and below politics—and it is the unchallenged triumph of liberalism and its philosophical assumptions that ought to command our attention. The triumph of liberalism means the tyranny of liberalism, explains James Kalb in this illuminating book, for liberalism is the extension into the sociopolitical realm of modern scientific thought and technological rationality. These modes of thinking are regarded by nearly everyone today as uniquely authoritative; those institutions and beliefs which do not conform are regarded at best as annoyances, and at worst as evil. Furthermore, Kalb shows how liberalism is an expression of the interests and outlook of commercial and managerial elites, who are suspicious of less rationalized and controllable forms of social organization like the family.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Golden Plunger Awards

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

This unique volume-Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Golden Plunger Awards-gives readers a new way to recognize some of the world's greatest (and oddest) achievements. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers' Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.Where else could you find awards like the Most Versatile Condiment, Oldest Scam, and Rudest Gesture? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about...The Albino Squirrel Preservation SocietyThe history of dreadlocksTrendsetting (and ugly) shoesProfessional eatersAnd much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Horse Lover's Companion

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Why the long face? This book really ponies up the fun! From Old West cowboy companions to magnificent Kentucky Derby winners, Uncle John trots out a beloved tome dedicated to our equine friends. Saddle up and read about the most hair-raising, hilarious, and heartfelt horse tales from around the world. You'll ride into the sunset with...The high-stepping Budweiser ClydesdalesThe secrets of Secretariat and other Triple Crown winnersHorse-tastic superlatives-the biggest, smallest, oldest, and fastestEquine myths exposed (such as, Seabiscuit wasn't really that famous)Pressing equine questions (Just how big is a hand, anyway?)The wild ponies of ChincoteagueWhat it takes to be a jockeyThe real horse whispererThe Texas prison rodeoStrange horsey lawsAnd much, much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmas

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . again! Uncle John's follow-up to his wildly successful Christmas Collection unwraps even more treasures of holidays past and present. Packed with more fun than an elf's goodie bag, this anthology includes all the legends, lore, trivia, and history we didn't have room for in the first Christmas collection. Read about . . .The history of Jingle BellsSecret Santas, bad Santas, and goofy Santas10 great holiday films you may have missedChristmas on the range...and in outer spaceHow to make your own figgy puddingThe legend of the Christmas SpiderThe real Scrooge And much, much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers Ser.)

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Why is baseball such a great subject for a Bathroom Reader? Because it's steeped in history and tradition, it's rife with scandals and controversy, and most of the men that dedicate their life to it are just a little bit...weird. Uncle John's spirited take on the game takes you deep into that history to paint a detailed picture of where the game came from and where it may be going. You'll go behind the scenes at spring training, listen in on pitcher's mound conferences, and meet the players, coaches, fans, and broadcasters who make this the greatest game in the world! Swing for the fences as you read about...Minor league mishapsThe violent history of umpiringThe true story of Lou Gehrig's heroic rise and tragic fallThe man who pitched a no-hitter while tripping on LSDThe origins of gloves, baseballs, bats, uniforms, helmets, and moreBaseball's most famous call and how it was saved for posterityThe best and worst teams of all timeAnimals in the outfieldThe birth of Little LeagueThe Abner Doubleday mythAnd much, much more!

Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual)

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

With this all-new 21st edition, Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader, Uncle John and his crack staff of writers prove that after more than two decades in the business, they're still at the top of their game. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers' Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.Who else but Uncle John could tell you about the tapeworm diet, 44 things to do with a coconut, and the history of the Comstock Lode? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about...7 (underwater) places to see before you dieMedical miracles (and medical horrors)The godfather of fitnessHigh-tech underwearThe CSI effectAnd much more!

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide (The Thomas Keller Library)

by Thomas Keller Harold McGee

A revolution in cooking Sous vide is the culinary innovation that has everyone in the food world talking. In this revolutionary new cookbook, Thomas Keller, America's most respected chef, explains why this foolproof technique, which involves cooking at precise temperatures below simmering, yields results that other culinary methods cannot. For the first time, one can achieve short ribs that are meltingly tender even when cooked medium rare. Fish, which has a small window of doneness, is easier to finesse, and shellfish stays succulent no matter how long it's been on the stove. Fruit and vegetables benefit, too, retaining color and flavor while undergoing remarkable transformations in texture. The secret to sous vide is in discovering the precise amount of heat required to achieve the most sublime results. Through years of trial and error, Keller and his chefs de cuisine have blazed the trail to perfection—and they show the way in this collection of never-before-published recipes from his landmark restaurants—The French Laundry in Napa Valley and per se in New York. With an introduction by the eminent food-science writer Harold McGee, and artful photography by Deborah Jones, who photographed Keller's best-selling The French Laundry Cookbook, this book will be a must for every culinary professional and anyone who wants to up the ante and experience food at the highest level.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Cancer Care

by Michael E. Porter Sachin H Jain

In 2006, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was an internationally leading institution for cancer care, education, and research. Since 1996, it had successfully reorganized itself from a cancer hospital that was physically organized around clinical specialties into one that was organized into disease-based integrated practice units called multidisciplinary care centers. These units were supported by a new construction project that had created new disease-specific facilities and a widely-supported administrative plan in which physicians reported both to leadership of specialty-based academic departments and disease-based clinical centers.

The Validation Process for EYPS (Achieving EYPS Series)

by Jennifer Colloby

This book supports all candidates for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) as they prepare for the Validation Process. Through a series of reflective activities based on case studies of successful candidates, this book helps those on the EYP pathway prepare for assessment and build confidence in their own good practice and skills. This second edition incorporates the changes to the assessment requirements introduced in September 2008 and references the new Candidate’s Handbook.

Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir (Crispin Guest #1)

by Jeri Westerson

Crispin Guest has fallen far from his privileged position as a knight in medieval high society. Accused of treason, abandoned by former friends and allies, he has survived on the gritty streets of London by reinventing himself as "The Tracker", a private investigator for hire who can locate lost objects or uncover the clandestine lives of people.When the secretive, wealthy merchant Nicholas Walcote hires Guest to investigate his alluring young wife Philippa for adultery, he discovers a seedy underworld of covert dealings and violent men of mystery. Philippa is indeed hiding something and she's not the only one. Guest soon learns that Walcote is rumored to be in possession of a mystical holy relic so powerful that some would even kill for it.Guest must contend with his nemesis, Sheriff Simon Wynchcombe in the search for answers to the questions surrounding the mysterious Walcotes. With each new day comes another layer of intrigue and Guest quickly becomes entangled in a strange world of superstition, seduction, and murder.

The Vinland Sagas

by Leifur Eiricksson Keneva Kunz Gisli Sigurosson

My study of the Vinland Sagas took off in earnest in Spring 1996 when I spent time as a Nordplus lecturer at the University of Nuuk in Greenland. Its university library contained a good selection of books on Norse finds in Greenland and at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, which I could delve into, and I had the great benefit of being able to discuss these matters with the rector of the university, Claus Andreasen, who was himself an archaeologist.

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