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Getting the Girl

by Markus Zusak

Tired of being the underdog, Cameron Wolfe hungers to become something worthwhile and finally finds a girl with whom he can share his words and feelings--his popular brother Rube's ex-girlfriend.

Underdogs

by Markus Zusak

From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to THE UNDERDOG, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

Costly Democracy: Peacebuilding and Democratization after War

by Christoph Zürcher Carrie Manning Kristie D. Evenson Rachel Hayman Sarah Riese Nora Roehner

Peacebuilding is an interactive process that involves collaboration between peacebuilders and the victorious elites of a postwar society. While one of the most prominent assumptions of the peacebuilding literature asserts that the interests of domestic elites and peacebuilders coincide, this book contends that they rarely align. Costly Democracymakes the case that the preferences of domestic elites are greatly shaped by the costs they incur in adopting democracy, as well as the leverage that peacebuilders wield to increase the costs of non-adoption. As cases from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Timor, Rwanda, Namibia, Mozambique, and Tajikistan show, domestic elites in postwar societies may desire the resources-both material and symbolic-that peacebuilders can bring, but they are less eager to adopt democracy because they believe democratic reforms may endanger some or all of their substantive interests. Costly Democracyoffers comparative analyses of recent cases of peacebuilding to deepen understanding of postwar democratization and better explain why peacebuilding missions often bring peace, but seldom democracy, to war-torn countries.

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

by Jacek M. Zurada Lotfi A. Zadeh Ryszard Tadeusiewicz Rafał Scherer Marcin Korytkowski Leszek Rutkowski

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 7th Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC2004, held in Zakopane, Poland, June 7 11, 2004. The conference was organized by the Polish Neural Network Society in cooperation with the Department of Computer Engineering at the Tech- calUniversityofCzesto, chowa, WSHE University in L od z and IEEE Neural Networks Society. The previous conferences took place in Kule (1994), Szczyrk (1996), Kule (1997) and Zakopane (1999, 2000, 2002) and attracted a large number of papers and internationally recognized speakers: Prof. Lot? A. Zadeh, Prof. RobertMarks, Prof. EnriqueRuspini, Prof. Zdzis lawBubnicki, Prof. Jacek ? Zurada, Prof. Shun-ichi Amari, Prof. Kaoru Hirota, Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Prof. Shiro Usui, Prof. W lodzis law Duch, Prof. Erkki Oja, Prof. Syozo Yasui, Prof. Witold Pedrycz, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, Prof. Laszlo T. Koczy, Prof. Soo- Young Lee and Prof. Daniel Amit. The aim of this conference is to build a bridge between traditional arti?cial intelligence techniques and recently developed soft computing techniques. It was pointed out by Prof. Lot? A. Zadeh that Soft Computing (SC) is a coalition of methodologies which are oriented toward the conception and design of information/intelligent systems. The principal m- bers of the coalition are: fuzzy logic (FL), neurocomputing (NC), evolutionary computing (EC), probabilistic computing (PC), chaotic computing (CC), and machine learning (ML). The constituent methodologies of SC are, for the most part, complementary and synergisticrather than competitive . Thisvolumep- sents both traditional arti?cial intelligence methods and soft computing tech- ques presented in 14 parts: 1. "

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

by Jacek M. Zurada Lotfi A. Zadeh Ryszard Tadeusiewicz Rafał Scherer Marcin Korytkowski Leszek Rutkowski

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 7th Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC2004, held in Zakopane, Poland, June 7 11, 2004. The conference was organized by the Polish Neural Network Society in cooperation with the Department of Computer Engineering at the Tech- calUniversityofCzesto, chowa, WSHE University in L od z and IEEE Neural Networks Society. The previous conferences took place in Kule (1994), Szczyrk (1996), Kule (1997) and Zakopane (1999, 2000, 2002) and attracted a large number of papers and internationally recognized speakers: Prof. Lot? A. Zadeh, Prof. RobertMarks, Prof. EnriqueRuspini, Prof. Zdzis lawBubnicki, Prof. Jacek ? Zurada, Prof. Shun-ichi Amari, Prof. Kaoru Hirota, Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Prof. Shiro Usui, Prof. W lodzis law Duch, Prof. Erkki Oja, Prof. Syozo Yasui, Prof. Witold Pedrycz, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, Prof. Laszlo T. Koczy, Prof. Soo- Young Lee and Prof. Daniel Amit. The aim of this conference is to build a bridge between traditional arti?cial intelligence techniques and recently developed soft computing techniques. It was pointed out by Prof. Lot? A. Zadeh that Soft Computing (SC) is a coalition of methodologies which are oriented toward the conception and design of information/intelligent systems. The principal m- bers of the coalition are: fuzzy logic (FL), neurocomputing (NC), evolutionary computing (EC), probabilistic computing (PC), chaotic computing (CC), and machine learning (ML). The constituent methodologies of SC are, for the most part, complementary and synergisticrather than competitive . Thisvolumep- sents both traditional arti?cial intelligence methods and soft computing tech- ques presented in 14 parts: 1. "

Masiosare, nuestro extraño enemigo: Los mitos que nos dieron traumas 2

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Después del éxito rotundo de Los mitos que nos dieron traumas, llega la esperada segunda parte. México necesita una transformación. Sólo tú puedes hacerla. Juan Miguel Zunzunegui nuevamente nos quita la venda de los ojos para hacernos responsables del país y de sus circunstancias. Masiosare se esconde en el pasado, en la profundidad de nuestra mente, y detrás de muchos de nuestros mitos. Está oculto en lo profundo del inconsciente colectivo de México y el mexicano, en sus condicionamientos psicológicos y patrones de conducta, en su gandallismo y su chingonería, en su violencia disfrazada de machismo y de honor herido, en su mente racista e inquisidora, clasista e intolerante. Masiosare, nuestro extraño enemigo, es un libro que hace una serie de viajes al pasado de México y la mente de los mexicanos, para comprender los mitos y traumas que nos destruyen como país y nos dividen como pueblo. En un México que no cesa de destruirse a sí mismo, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui hace, en esta revisión histórica, el llamado a la paz y la colaboración que el país necesita para sobrevivir.

10 True Tales: Crime Scene Investigators

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to track down the killers? A bomber is terrorizing a western community. What forensic clues can Investigator Jack Charles gather to stop and solve the bombings? Enter the secret world of crime scene investigators who use the latest forensic techniques to solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. You will never forget these incredible true stories.

10 True Tales: Secret Agent

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read the 10 True Tales from kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!

Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust

by Allan Zullo

Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.

Titanic: Young Survivors (10 True Tales)

by Allan Zullo

Relive history through these amazing moment-by-moment accounts of the famous shipwreck and what ten young people did to survive. Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer looks over the side of the sinking Titanic and stares into the frigid sea. He knows he has to jump, but can he? Fifteen-year-old Edith Brown and her mother beg her father to join them in Lifeboat 14. Why won't he? Eleven-year-old Billy Carter kneels down on the slanting deck of the ship and hugs his beloved Airedale. But how can he save himself and his dog, too? These young people and seven more from many walks of life tell of the terrifying decisions they faced on the night of April 14, 1912, when the unthinkable occurred and the "unsinkable" ship began to go down.

Vietnam War Heroes (10 True Tales)

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories give accounts of American heroes risking their lives while serving their country in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s in a hostile environment halfway across the world.

Christ-Centered Therapy

by Terry E. Zuehlke Neil T. Anderson Julie Zuehlke

Depending on whom you ask, the term Christian counseling can mean anything from secular psychology practiced by a Christian to biblical counseling that completely shuns psychological insights. Christ-Centered Therapy thoroughly integrates psychology and practical theology. A book written by experts from both fields, it utilizes the contributions of science in an uncompromisingly biblical framework. Here at last is a powerful resource to help you—pastor, counselor, or spiritual advisor—understand the complex problems of people and address them with the wisdom of God’s Word and the power of his Spirit. Insightful and practical, Christ-Centered Therapy unites the wisdom and expertise of pastoral theologian and best-selling author Dr. Neil Anderson and professional Christian counselors Dr. Terry and Julianne Zuehlke. The first part of the book equips you with an understanding of the different issues involved in integrating theology and psychology. The second part helps you turn theory into practical application. You’ll also find appendixes that offer personal testimonies, provide professional forms, discuss the role of psychiatry in managed care, and present the Steps to Freedom in Christ.

Assault on Juno

by Mark Zuehlke

Dawn, June 6, 1944. Off the Normandy coast 6,500 ships carry 150,000 Allied troops. This is D-Day, the long-awaited Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe. The Allies will storm five beaches. One is code-named Juno Beach. Here, 14,500 Canadians will land on a five-mile stretch of sand backed by three resort towns. The beach is heavily protected by a seawall, barbed wire, underwater obstacles and hundreds of mines. Behind these defenses a heavily armed German force waits inside thick concrete pillboxes and deep trenches that bristle with machineguns and artillery pieces. About 3,500 Canadians will lead the way. The fate of the invasion is in their hands. They either break the German defenses or die trying. Piling out of small, frail landing craft, they struggle through bullet- and shell-whipped water to gain the sand. And the bloody battle for Juno Beach begins. With his trademark you-are-there style, acclaimed military historian Mark Zuehlke plunges readers into a vivid and powerful account of the day-long battle that put the Allies on the march toward victory in World War II.

Ortona Street Fight

by Mark Zuehlke

December 20, 1943. Two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment stand poised on the outskirts of a small Italian port town. They expect to take Ortona quickly. But the German 1st Parachute Division has other ideas. For reasons unknown, Hitler has ordered Ortona held to the last man. Houses, churches and other buildings are dynamited, clogging the streets with rubble. Germans with machine guns lie in ambush. Snipers slip from one rooftop to another. The Canadians seem to have walked into a death trap. This is a battle fought at close range, often hand to hand. Casualties on both sides are heavy. In the end, raw courage and ingenuity save the Canadians.

A Taste for Rabbit

by Linda Zuckerman

In the tradition of WATERSHIP DOWN comes a brilliant novel about foxes, rabbits, and the cold calculation that leads to war. Imagine a world in which there are no people, but foxes are civilized. They wear clothes, they fight, they elect corrupt officials. They eat all kinds of things, but only lower orders with limited brainpower. Like mice. Or rabbits. Now imagine that one day the rabbits disappear, and slowly develop their OWN society away from the foxes. What happens when the two societies once again collide? A TASTE FOR RABBIT is a brilliant, piercing look at Harry the Fox, Quentin the Rabbit, the price of honor, and the "animal" parts of human nature.

Clinician's Thesaurus (Seventh Edition)

by Edward L. Zuckerman

With over 350,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more--all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition *References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated. *Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors. *Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing. *More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales. See also The Paper Office for the Digital Age, Fifth Edition, by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, which provides the essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs.

Was kommt nach Ausbildung und Studium?

by Ivo Züchner Susanna Roux Gisela Kammermeyer Kirsten Fuchs-Rechlin

Auf der Basis des bundesweit durchgef#65533;hrten BMBF-Projekts #65533;FA wird mit diesem Band eine erste umfassende Vergleichsstudie zur beruflichen Einm#65533;ndung und Platzierung von Erzieherinnen und Kindheitsp#65533;dagoginnen vorgelegt. Die zahlreichen, in den Fachdiskurs eingeordneten Befunde bilden eine wertvolle Informationsgrundlage f#65533;r all diejenigen, die mit der Aus- und Weiterbildung von Erzieherinnen und/oder Kindheitsp#65533;dagoginnen sowie mit beruflicher #65533;bergangsforschung befasst sind oder sich daf#65533;r interessieren.

Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto

by Marlena Zuber Shawn Micallef

What is the 'Toronto look'? Glass skyscrapers rise beside Victorian homes, and Brutalist apartment buildings often mark the edge of leafy ravines, creating a city of contrasts whose architectural look can only be defined by telling the story of how it came together and how it works, today, as an imperfect machine. Shawn Micallef has been examining Toronto's streetscapes for a decade. His psychogeographic reportages, some of which have been featured in EYE WEEKLY and Spacing magazine, situate Toronto's buildings and streets in living, breathing detail, and tell us about the people who use them; the ways, intended or otherwise, that they are being used; and how they are evolving. Stroll celebrates Toronto's details - some subtle, others grand - at the speed of walking and, in so doing, helps us to better get to know its many neighbourhoods, taking us from well-known spots like the CN Tower and Pearson Airport to the overlooked corners of Scarborough and all the way to the end of the Leslie Street Spit in Lake Ontario. Stroll features thirty-two walks, a flâneur manifesto, a foreword by architecture critic John Bentley Mays and dozens of hand-drawn maps by Marlena Zuber. 'Shawn Micallef looks at the city in a way we all should more often - he sees it as a living book that is alive with stories just waiting to be told to the attentive observer. In Stroll, he gives us an introduction to just how interesting and surprisingly dramatic those stories are, and how exciting our city is when we hear them.' - David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto. 'A smart and intimate guide to the city that makes you feel like an insider from start to finish.' - Douglas Coupland. Stroll is co-published with EYE WEEKLY.

Bewilderments

by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

The newest book in Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg's award-winning series of commentaries on the hebrew bible. The book of Numbers is the narrative of a great failure. What should have been for the Israelites a brief journey from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land becomes a forty-year death march. Both before and after the devastating report of the Spies, the narrative centers on the people's desire to return to Egypt, to undo the miraculous work of the Exodus. At its heart are speeches of complaint and lament, expressing a profound existential skepticism. But by contrast, in the narrative of the book of Numbers that is found in mystical and Hasidic sources, the generation of the wilderness emerges as one of extraordinary spiritual experience, receivers of the Torah to the fullest extent, fed on miracles and nurtured directly by God: a generation of ecstatic faith, human partners in an unprecedented conversation with the Deity. Drawing on kabbalistic sources, the Hasidic commentators on the book of Numbers depict a people who transcend prudent considerations in order to follow God into the wilderness, where their spiritual yearning comes to full expression. This view of the wilderness history invites us into a different kind of listening to the many cries of distrust, lament, and resentment that issue from the Israelites throughout the book of Numbers. Is there a way to integrate this narrative of dark murmurings, of obsessive fantasies of return to Egypt, with the celebration of a love-intoxicated wilderness discourse? The question touches not only on the language the Israelites speak but also on the very nature of human utterance. Who are these people? Who are we who listen to them? What effect does the cumulative trauma of slavery, the miracles of Exodus, the revelation at Sinai, have on a nation that is beginning to speak? In Bewilderments, one of the most admired biblical commentators at work today posits fascinating answers to these questions through the magnificent literary, scholarly, and psychological analysis of the text that is her trademark.From the Hardcover edition.

NIV, Bible for Men, eBook: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today's World

by Zondervan Jeff Goins

In a world that tells us to be and live however we want, the NIV Bible for Men inspires you to be better, dig deeper into your soul, and do more with what God gave you. Spiritually challenging and always thought-provoking, each of the daily devotions will move you toward one goal: enriching your spiritual life and relationship with God every single day.Each reading begins with a tweetable statement that introduces you to that day’s meaningful, concise topic designed to address the challenges and expectations that will instantly connect with today’s guys, such as career, sexuality, leadership, pornography, relationships, financial stability, spiritual growth, substance addiction, culture, character, education, self-image and more. The NIV Bible for Men will help you to apply the Bible to your life every day. As you read and learn, this will quickly become your go-to Bible.NIV Bible for Men features include:260 weekday devotions from young pastors and leaders such as Matt Chandler, Shane Claiborne, Craig Gross, and Gabe Lyons2 methods to engage: reading through the Bible canonically from Genesis to Revelation or by topic using the topical index52 ”Myth Articles” state commonly accepted myths in our culture today, then refute those myths with answers from God’s Word.

1 and 2 Samuel

by Zondervan

Why do the books of Samuel pack such broad appeal? Taken together as a single narrative, they certainly offer something for everyone: kings and prophets, great battles and greater heroes, action and romance, loyalty and betrayal, the mundane and the miraculous. In Samuel, we meet Saul, David, Goliath, Jonathan, Bathsheba, the witch of Endor, and other unforgettable characters. And we encounter ourselves. For while the culture and conditions of Israel under its first kings is vastly different from our own, the basic issues of humans in relation to God, the Great King, have not changed. Sin, repentance, forgiveness, adversity, prayer, faith, and the promises of God—these continue to play out in our lives today. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Bill T. Arnold shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Samuel that reveal ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

1001 Bible Questions Kids Ask

by Zondervan

The Bible is God’s Word to his people, so it has some important things to say! But let’s be honest … it can also be sort of puzzling. Now you can get relief for your confused cranium. Here’s how: Pick up this book, based on the NIV translation. Look up your questions. Learn about heaven, earth, angels, sin, creation, and more. Understand what the creator of the universe—your creator—is saying to you!

2 Corinthians

by Zondervan

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey one our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary applications. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

African Christian Theology

by Zondervan

Christian theology evolves out of questions that are asked in a particular situation about how the Bible speaks to that situation. This Zondervan ebook, African Christian Theology, is written to address questions that arise from the African context. It is intended to help students and others discover how theology affects our minds, our hearts, and our lives. As such, it speaks not only to Africans but to all who seek to understand and live out their faith in their own societies. The author understands both biblical theology and the African worldview and throws light on areas where they overlap, where they diverge, and why this matters. He explores traditional African understandings of God and how he reveals himself, the African understanding of sin and way the Bible sees sin, and how the work of Christ can be understood in African terms. The treatment of Christian living focuses on matters that are relevant to Christians in Africa and elsewhere, dealing with topics such as blessings and curses and the role of the church as a Christian community. The book concludes with a discussion of biblical thinking on death and the afterlife in which it also addresses the role traditionally ascribed to African ancestors.

Amplified Cross-Reference Bible

by Zondervan

The Amplified Cross-Reference Bible offers the full text of the popular Amplified® translation along with an extensive center-column cross-reference system to help you get the most out of your Bible-reading experience. The Amplified Bible is designed for readers who want to understand all the rich nuances of the original Bible languages. No working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses, and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the deeper meaning behind the message of Scripture unfolds as you read.

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