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Sometimes, the most evil things come from the most holy . . .Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor, is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda's death; all the while supernatural forces have begun to attack the people around him. The more questions he asks, the more he is drawn into the world of a mysterious Anglican priest, a paranormal investigation group and a rogue female detective investigating the murders. As the gruesome rituals escalate, ancient hidden secrets and an evil long buried threaten to rip Aidan's world apart.
Charles Stanley lays out 30 Life Principles that can help you become more like Christ every day. This is accomplished through the power of His Holy Spirit, and through your own diligence and discipline.In this book, author Charles Stanley lays out 30 Life Principles that can help you in the process. You will learn: "God's Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm," "fight all your battles on your knees and you will win every time," "God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him," and much more. These principles are laid out as a study guide for use in individual devotional or group study--enough for every day of the month. By practicing these 30 Life Principles, you will be cooperating fully with the Spirit of God, and your life will grow into the likeness of Christ.
YOUR BEST BODY BEGINS HERE AND NOW! Ditch the gym membership and say goodbye to weights and machines! Take control of your shape and your weight at home with celebrity fitness trainer Adam Rosante's three-tiered, simple-to-follow plan: * Eat Clean: Feed your body right with simple meals designed to help you feel your best inside and out. No weird and wacky "diet" gimmicks; just an easy embrace of healthy whole foods. * Train Dirty: Using compound movements, progress overload, and high-intensity 30-second interval training, Rosante's exercises will skyrocket your metabolism, torch fat, and build lean muscle without requiring the use of a single piece of equipment. * Live Hard: Strengthen the single most important muscle in your body: your mind. You'll learn how "Lottery Mindset Marketing" has conditioned you to fail in your weight-loss goals--and how to overcome it. Featuring inspiring testimonials, motivational advice, instructive photos, and a complete workout calendar, The 30-Second Body is a comprehensive one-stop solution, your road map to losing weight fast and taking charge of your life!From the Trade Paperback edition.
The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and storage at NASA, and classified and stored for long term at the Smithsonian. It is the largest collection in the world with many significant samples including lunar, martian, many interesting chondrites and achondrites, and even several unusual one-of-a-kind meteorites from as yet unidentified parent bodies. Many Antarctic meteorites have helped to define new meteorite groups. No previous formal publication has covered the entire collection, and an overall summary of its impact and significant samples has been lacking. In addition, available statistics for the collection are out of date and need to be updated for the use of the community. 35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2011): A Pictorial Guide to the Collection is the first comprehensive volume that portrays the most updated key significant meteoritic samples from Antarctica.35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites presents a broad overview of the program and collection nearly four decades after its beginnings. The collection has been a consistent and reliable source of astromaterials for a large, diverse, and active scientific community. Volume highlights include:* Overview of the history, field practices, curation approaches* Special focus on specific meteorite types and the impact of the collection on understanding these groups (primitive chondrites, differentiated meteorites, lunar and martian meteorites)* Role of Antarctic meteorites in influencing the determination of space and terrestrial exposure ages for meteorites* Statistical summary of the collection by year, region, meteorite type, as well as a comparison to modern falls and hot desert finds* The central portion of the book features 80 color plates each of which highlights more influential and interesting samples from the collection.35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in meteoritics, including advanced graduate students and geoscientists specializing in mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, astronomy, near-earth object science, astrophysics, and astrobiology.
In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss? In The 360 Degree Leader Workbook, Maxwell addresses that very question and takes the discussion even further. You don't have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across. 360-Degree Leaders can lead effectively, regardless of their position in an organization. By applying Maxwell's principles, you will expand your influence and ultimately be a more valuable team member.
The days of true romance and passion are back. Kissing your love no longer need be a routine event bordering on the tedious. Put some fire back into your romance with a different kind of kiss for every day of the year. Whatever the mood or the time, there is a kiss to fit the moment. With 365 Ways To Kiss Your Love: A Daily Guide To Creative Kissing, author Tomima Edmark shows how you and your love can continually discover new pucker power. Edmark delivers 365 unique kisses destined for the lips of your love. The kisses are romantic, hilarious, tender, corny, tasty and, yes, even outrageous. This book takes you from the start of the year to the end, offering fun-loving kissing techniques that turn otherwise mundane settings such as toll booths and high-rise elevators into romantic hot spots. Do you know the correct technique for initiating a Resuscitation Kiss? Do you want to know what goes into a successful "Eureka Kiss"? For the history buff, there are kisses related to 19th Century Scottish weddings, Medieval Indians and the Greeks' preparation of thyme as a love herb. There is the Morse Code kiss... the Ping Pong kiss... kisses involving sleeping bags, fire extinguishers (which often come in handy throughout this book) and confetti. If movies are your thing, take your cues from Tracy and Hepburn, or the Catwoman. Put romance back in your and your love's life. From one day to the next, kissing will never be the same!
The essential fundamentals of 3D animation for aspiring 3D artists3D is everywhere--video games, movie and television special effects, mobile devices, etc. Many aspiring artists and animators have grown up with 3D and computers, and naturally gravitate to this field as their area of interest. Bringing a blend of studio and classroom experience to offer you thorough coverage of the 3D animation industry, this must-have book shows you what it takes to create compelling and realistic 3D imagery. Serves as the first step to understanding the language of 3D and computer graphics (CG)Covers 3D animation basics: pre-production, modeling, animation, rendering, and post-productionDissects core 3D concepts including design, film, video, and gamesExamines what artistic and technical skills are needed to succeed in the industryOffers helpful real-world scenarios and informative interviews with key educators and studio and industry professionalsWhether you're considering a career in as a 3D artist or simply wish to expand your understanding of general CG principles, this book will give you a great overview and knowledge of core 3D Animation concepts and the industry.
The #1 bestselling new mystery series of the past decade comes roaring back with 3rd Degree, a shockingly suspenseful thriller featuring the Women's Murder Club. One of James Patterson's best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found - and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club. Which one will it be? While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women's Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.
Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read? Is it possible to: Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it's all here, and it all works. YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each): How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails. * How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) * How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice * How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time * How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested * How to produce 15-minute female orgasms * How to triple testosterone and double sperm count* How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks * How to reverse "permanent" injuries * How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months * How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That's exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.From the Hardcover edition.
More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: *How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week*How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want*How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs*How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist*How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements"The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek includes:*More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point*Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal*How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times*The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being eitherFrom the Hardcover edition.
4 Ingredients Allergies is the third part in best-selling author, Kim McCosker's Wellness Trilogy. Always striving to save time and money in the kitchen, McCosker has answered the calls of Allergen sufferers, their families and friends everywhere. This fully illustrated book features recipes from breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts and includes a popularly requested "Parties & Entertaining" chapter. It will offer inspiration free of the world's top 9 allergens that account for 90% of all documented food allergens. 4 Ingredients Allergies will be the daily cookbook guide for busy parents who need to follow strict guidelines for the absolute health and care of their children, for schools that are Allergy aware, and family and friends who want to create beautiful, nutritious food, easily for loved ones living with Allergies.
Filled with new and loved recipes, 4 Ingredients Celebrations is your new 'go-to' entertaining cookbook. With a personal taste for entertaining combined with Kim's passion for making flavoursome food to be savoured, Celebrations promises to delight with everything a cook and host need to save time and money and create an event they will enjoy too! With meal ideas suitable for classic gatherings of Christmas, Easter and Birthdays, chapters also highlight Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Desserts; Bubbly Bar (excellent for mum get-togethers), Footy Fever (fueled for men); and dedicated chapters for Bursting Boys and Gorgeous Girls birthday parties. Add to this a fine selection of Bomboniere - perfect as homemade gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Christenings and more.4 Ingredients Celebrations will satisfy all year round. Recipes can be easily modified to delight a surprise lunch group with an amazing meal, or pre-prepared and frozen ahead of time; leaving just the fresh and final meals to make closer to time! You, as many have, will be amazed at how EASY and ELEGANT entertaining can be with just a few key ingredients!
4 Ingredients Diabetes is the second release in best-selling author, Kim McCosker's Wellness Trilogy. Always striving to assist people save time and money in the kitchen, McCosker has answered the calls of Diabetes sufferers - now affecting an estimated 246 million people worldwide. This colour book featuring over 60 recipes will offer inspiration and prove that there is an easier way to cook, which is both fresh and delicious! 4 Ingredients Diabetes is an amazing compilation that will motivate all people needing or wishing to follow a no sugar, low GI healthy eating plan, endorsed by Diabetes Australia.
4 Ingredients Gluten Free Lactose Free is the first release in Kim McCosker's Wellness Trilogy. Kim has created over 60 recipes from mains to desserts, vegetarian to chocolate, that are full of flavour AND contain just 4 ingredients or less. A must-have for those with gluten and lactose intolerances and the cooks who need inspiration with limited ingredients, these recipes are clever, healthy and delicious and will satisfy everyone, everyday.
Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is "419," the world's most insidious Internet scam. <P><P> A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.<P> A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa.<P> And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims.<P> Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help..."<P> When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city, discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she sets out to track down--and corner--her father's killer. It is a dangerous game she's playing, however, and the stakes are higher than she can ever imagine.<P> Woven into Laura's journey is a mysterious woman from the African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit.<P> And running through it, a dying father's final words: "You, I love."
4Play is Kim McCosker's (pen and married name Mrs Turnbull) 15th book. Whether you want to seduce a lover, reintroduce some sparkle into your long-term relationship or comfortable marriage, turn up the passion in your life with the food and thoughts within.Diverting from an entire recipe book, 4Play is a provocative book of seduction; create ambiance, tease your partner, go to a little effort to whip up aphrodisiac-infused flavours bound to cast a spell succumbing them to your every desire.4Play offers etiquette on the technology of Sex'ting, and guidance on Sex'ercises to keep the inside feeling as good as the outside looks! Choose the ultimate arousing playlist and reignite the flame and enhance your sex life using classic aphrodisiacs. This book is complete with seductive food photography throughout, to reunite your passion starting (or ending!) with a sensually sensational meal. Recipe chapters will have your juices flowing with finger food, cocktails, dinners and desserts.
A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay. "Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination." -New York Times Book Review "Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star "When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."-New York Daily News
A collection of classic and diverse essays, with a variety of genres; to help the readers practice their reading, thinking and writing skills.
Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America's fifty funniest writers--according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who's Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does "one of the funniest people in America" (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh?
This simple and highly accessible non-fiction guide to BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, and Masochism) features 50 edgy and erotic adventures to sample and is the perefct companion for the millions of fans of the Fifty Shades trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed), the Anne Rice/A.N. Roquelaure Sleeping Beauty trilogy (The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment, Beauty's Release) and Sylvia Day's Crossfire novels (Bared to You and Reflected in You). This instruction book for couples contains one warning: you should try this at home! From turning your ho hum bedroom into a "Red Room of Desire," to exploring the fine art of Japanese rope bondage--and a few other ideas perhaps better not mentioned in polite company--50 Ways to Play invites couples who might otherwise think of themselves as "average" or "nice" to walk on the wild side. According to husband-and-wife writers Debra and Don Macleod, sex should pack a punch--it's meant to catch you off guard. The fifty sexy and surprising "ways to play" offered up in this book are guaranteed to turn up the heat in your sex life.
It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths--and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, the Women's Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff. The newest addition to the top selling new mystery series takes the Women's Murder Club to the most terrifying heights of suspense they have yet to encounter. THE 5TH HORSEMAN proves once again that James Patterson is "the page-turningest author in the game right now " (San Francisco Chronicle).
This newly updated and revised edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque hits classic trails and uncovers paths where no guidebook has gone before. This is the essential guide to north-central New Mexico, from the black lava badlands in El Malpais National Monument to the cool aspens in Santa Fe National Forest. Explore newly opened lands in the Ojito Wilderness and the Valles Caldera, or revisit the past with nostalgic walks along the Rio Grande and Route 66. Hikes lead to ancient pueblos, ghost towns, slot canyons, strange hoodoos and other treasures in the heart of New Mexico, all just a daytrip or less from the Duke City.Each chapter serves as both a navigational aide and an interpretive guide to familiarize hikers with wondrous destinations in the Land of Enchantment. From the black lava badlands in El Malpais National Monument to the aspen trees in Santa Fe National Forest, the Albuquerque area is filled with beautiful wilderness perfect for exploration. This comprehensive guidebook outlines the level of difficulty for each hike, and includes extensive maps and trail profiles to assist hiking enthusiasts and day-trippers alike. Experience the Rio Grande, old Route 66, ancient pueblos, ghost towns, and other charms of the area with this essential guide.
In a masterful epic that combines timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes humankind to its endpoint, to a fate inscribed in rock and ice in an event known as The 6th ExtinctionLife always finds a way. . . . A military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling order: "This is sierra, victor, whiskey. There's been a breach. Failsafe initiated. No matter the outcome: Kill us . . . kill us all."The site is part of TECOMM, the U.S. Army Test Command. When help arrives to investigate, they discover that everyone in the lab is dead--not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is completely sterile--and the blight is spreading.Only one team on earth has the scientific knowledge and military precision to handle this mission: Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma. The dead scientists were working on a secret project, researching radically different forms of life on Earth, life that could change our understanding of biology and humanity itself. But something set off an explosion in the lab, and now Sigma must contend with the apocalyptic aftermath. To prevent the inevitable, they must decipher a futuristic threat that rises out of the distant past--a time when Antarctica was green and life on Earth was balanced on a knife's edge. Following a fascinating trail of clues buried in an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will make a shocking discovery involving a prehistoric continent and a new form of life and death buried under miles of ice. Gray Pierce and his dedicated team must race through eons of time and across distant continents to decipher millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past and untangle mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, as they face their greatest challenge yet: stopping the sixth extinction--the end of humankind. But is it already too late?The 6th Extinction combines pulsating adventure, intriguing history, and cutting-edge advances in science and technology in a thrilling white-knuckle ride that delivers as only James Rollins can.
When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies-- but the kidnappers aren't demanding ransom. Amid uncertainty and rising panic, Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation, and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death. And just when everything appears momentarily under control, the case takes a terrifying turn, putting an entire city in lethal danger. Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she'd face--with no certainty that either outcome has more than a prayer of success.
75 Readings introduces students to a range of classic and contemporary essays. The text also exposes them to a variety of rhetorical strategies, writing styles, themes, and topics. At the same time, it retains maximum flexibility for the instructor. These essays provide good structural models for rhetorical techniques and raise complex questions about current and enduring issues.