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What is a responsible economy? One that allows healthy communities, creates meaningful work, and takes from the earth only what it can replenish--one where all the indicators of health start to improve. What would make up this economy? <P><P>What could a responsible economy look like? That's the question we'll explore with ourfriends and customers during the coming seasons.
A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands: Of the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islandsby Hiram Bingham Terence Barrow
The fascinating personal account from one of the first Westerners to live in Hawaii.A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands, by the Reverend Hiram Bingham, was first printed in New York in 1847. <P><P>The book provides a panoramic history of Hawaii from before its discovery in 1778 by Captain James Cook up to 1845. Hiram Bingham became Hawaii's most notable missionary, an adviser to kings and queens, and was truly one of Hawaii's most influential historical figures. His work did much to transform old Hawaii into a new Hawaii. He was a child of his time, an ardent advocate of the Calvinistic Christianity of New England. He was unsympathetic to the traditional Hawaiian culture, yet his book tells us an enormous amount about Hawaiians as well as the missionary endeavors of himself and his colleagues.Personally Bingham was a man of great courage in a world of danger. Whaleers and their bottles of grog, the condemnation of those who opposed him, his worries about backsliding chiefs, wayward boy and girl converts, monarchs who liked alcohol-all these were very real problems to Bingham and his colleagues, amusing though they may seem to us today.
With exceptionally clear analysis, James Fetzer dissects the philosophical issues underlying today's most contentious moral debates. <P><P>He examines unflinchingly the controversies where science, religion, and politics meet - intelligent design, creationism, evolution, abortion, stem-cell research, and human cloning - and offers a concept of morality based on respect of individual rights, not religion.
"Desperate patients, international geopolitics, pharmaceutical competition, governmental secrecy, a race against time-sounds like the stuff of a best-selling novel. But, no. It is "The Remarkable Story of Copaxone®," In this book, Dr. Kenneth P. Johnson, a highly respected scientist and world-renowned expert on multiple sclerosis, recounts the fascinating tale of the development and rise to prominence of the drug Copaxone®, one of the first agents to significantly impact the course of multiple sclerosis, an often devastating disease of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves." From the Foreword by Aaron Miller, MDMultiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common crippling neurologic disease of young adults. Its course is unpredictable; people with the disease never know when new symptoms may appear or if improvement will follow. Virtually every therapy for any human disease had been considered and tried, without finding a useful treatment. This understandably led to despair for people with MS and to frustration and disappointment for clinicians.The development of Copaxone® is among the most unique of modern drug discoveries. Not only is it the enduring legacy of brilliant and determined scientists working over decades; it is also the story of The Weizmann Institute of Science and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., two organizations that grew and prospered in spite of a most chaotic and dangerous environment during the early years of the State of Israel. Courage, focus, and dedication to high ideals, as well as excellent science, are the essence of this story.
Experience the rest of your life with restorative yoga, the supported poses and breathing practices that will help you heal the effects of chronic stress.<P><P> In Relax and Renew, the first book exclusively devoted to this work, you'll find:in-depth guidance in Basic Relaxation Pose (Savasana), the heart of restorative practice, as well as the Centering Breatha general restorative sequence that explores backbends, an inverted posture, a twist, cooling forward bends, and a variation of Basic Relaxation Pose (Savasana)sequences for busy days, including a fifteen-minute practice, yoga at your desk, and the Totally Invisible Relaxationprograms for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems a special section for women during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause a guide to props: what they are, where they go, how to fold and roll blankets, and around-the-house alternatives resources: where to find a yoga teacher, as well as recommended books, magazines, newsletters, audio programs, props, yoga vacations
The complete text of the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, "rocked the international community"In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic readers but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.It is, in short, as the New York Times labeled it, "An urgent call to action . . . intended to persuade followers around the world to change their behavior, in hopes of protecting a fragile planet." With an insightful and informative introduction by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.From the Trade Paperback edition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me will be hooked on Ruined, an electrifying journey of emotional and sexual discovery that pushes two damaged souls to their breaking point--and beyond. He's the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could. Ethan Frost is a visionary, a genius, every woman's deepest, darkest fantasy--even mine. And, somehow, I am his. He stole into my life like a dream. Turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true--especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give and gave me everything of himself in return. But dreams don't last forever, and ours is no exception. Because my nightmares are darker, and my wounds deeper, than I could ever reveal. And as much as Ethan wants to protect me, the secrets we share will only tear us apart.Ethan Frost returns in Addicted, now available!Praise for Ruined "Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages, and she proves it again in Ruined. If you're looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner"Fall in love under the spell of a master. Tracy Wolff knows how to keep you panting for more and utterly satisfied all at once."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Beth Kery"Heat sizzles off the page and the oh-so-sexy Ethan Frost will make you swoon!"--USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy "No matter what Tracy Wolff writes, I'm hooked! Ruined is a fabulously sexy story full of passion, intense emotion, and hope. When it comes to billionaire bad boys that are to die for, Ethan Frost is in a delicious league of his own."--Bestselling author Virna DePaul"It is a page tuner which you can't put away. . . . I highly recommend it!"--Me and Reading "Ethan Frost is everything I wanted Fifty and Gideon to be, at least so far!"--Under the Covers "I can say this book may have 'ruined' it for me for all other series as I can not wait for the next book."--Reading in Pajamas"Definitely a page turner."--AYA M. Productions "I really enjoyed the playful banter between Ethan and Chloe."--Cocktails and Books "I absolutely loved this book but after that ending, I have a big problem: I want the second one right now!"--Love and Live to Read "If you're looking for a good, fast, steamy, sugary guilty pleasure read, then this is your book."--Paradays "It's the perfect amount of romance mixed with naughty moments!"--Inside the Pages of a Book "It's very sexy and considering this book is set over a period of two weeks . . . very intense."--I Love Romantic Fiction Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! They're lean, they're mean, they're the pride of Stoneybrook. Who are they? They're Kristy's Krushers! When Kristy sees how much her little brothers and sisters want to play on a softball team, she organizes a ragtag team of her own. They may not be champions, with Jackie Rodowsky, walking disaster, on the team, but at least they have team spirit! Now Bart's Bashers have challenged the Krushers to a game. The Bashers really are lean and mean . . . but the worst part of it all is that Kristy has a giant crush on the Basher's coach. The best friends you'll ever have--with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!
Acclaimed author Barry Denenberg's WHEN WILL THIS CRUEL WAR BE OVER? is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! The peaceful, traditional Southern life that Emma Simpson and her family know is shattered when the Civil War reaches their soil. Soon, Emma's father and brother are called to battle, but her family is confident the South will quickly win the War between the States. As the months drag on, though, the harsh realities of war set in. Death and hardship are all around Emma, and food, medicine, firewood, and ink for her to write in her diary become increasingly scarce as troops from the North march deeper into the South. Finally, even her home is commandeered by the Yankees. Still, with a brave spirit and the knowledge of what is most important, Emma never loses hope that the war will end.
Ten years ago, Tess Cross left her newborn daughter with her sister and hightailed it out of what she called NoWhere, Colorado.<P><P> Now she returns to the eastern plains of Colorado, full of raw rage at herself and at the universe, yearning for the life she never lead and the daughter she left behind. As a levantona who has been running drugs and illegal immigrants once they're beyond the US-Mexico border, she's knowingly and even defiantly entered into a harsh and dangerous world. But suddenly her world has become darker than she can bear: The largest wildfire in Colorado history is blazing. Immigrants are dead. She's haunted by the memory of a Mexican woman she couldn't save and a lost Mexican girl she did. Traffickers - of both immigrants and drugs - are now hunting her down. But most of all, Tess is at the mercy of her own traumatized soul, and the weight of it is cracking her apart.In the act of coming home, Tess must now face her dying mother, her sister, and her daughter, and most importantly, herself. This book broaches timely topics essential in the West-immigration, rural poverty, wildfires-with suspense and gritty wisdom as well
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. <P><P>Each of KCB's criticaly acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guides covers everything frombreed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition.
Following the lives of the three ships with the name Rainbow Warrior, this book, written by a long-serving Greenpeace activist, tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ship's most exciting adventures and actions.<P><P>It is at once a narrative of real life on board, a history of some of the most famous vessels in the world, and also a history of Greenpeace itself, which goes beyond the oceans and touches on many aspects of the organization's work. In the end though it aims to bring out the personal stories and firsthand accounts of the ships' adventures--tales from the high seas, full of action and daring but also of humanity and great compassion.Starting with the early life of Greenpeace and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior I by the French secret service through to the imprisonment of the Arctic 30 by the Russians, the stories are brought to life with photos from the Greenpeace archives, maps, and nautical charts. The most symbolic items belonging to the ship's historical inventory are be also included.Maite Mompo has been a Greenpeace activist for over ten years. With the sea in her blood she started on a small boat, the Zorba, and then moved on to crew for the Arctic Sunrise, Esperanza, and Rainbow Warrior. Spending half her year at sea, she has sailed from pole to pole, taken part in numerous actions, and has put herself "between the harpoon and the whale."
A collection of four novellas-"Fatherhood," "Guile," "Fidelity" and "Shopping"-where intense loneliness and desire guide an alienated cast of characters. In these poignant depictions of repression and guilt Barba captures existential mystery in seemingly banal moments of domestic strife, family tension, and romantic entanglements.
A quiet stroll through the lives of three girls on the verge of something big, drawn in a loose calligraphic style. Three tales of hiking, Russian forest witches, and Dutch people. A collection of unconnected stories about girls in ephemeral landscapes - one dreaming, one grieving, one stuck. Queen's Day explores our internal landscapes and private moments in a painterly, expressionistic drawing style. Fall 1999 Xeric Foundation Grant winner.
Quick & Easy Asian Desserts is a delightful selection of treats that allows you to indulge your sweet tooth with over 50 sumptuous Asian delicacies. <P><P>From sweet desserts such as Mango Pudding to savory Pineapple Tarts and Shaved Ice with Banana and Coconut Milk, Quick & Easy Asian Desserts makes it easier than ever to bring a touch of Asia to your table.Featuring desserts from Hong Kong, India, Indonesian, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, this collection of dessert recipes shows how easy it can be to create delectable and unusual Asian desserts. Clear recipes, step-by-step photographs and a glossary of ingredients ensure fantastic results every time!Recipes include:Creamy Egg TartsMango Refrigerator CakeSteamed Caramel CakesSweet Saffron Raisin RollsHoney Glazed BananasSweet Potato DoughnutsSago Pearls with Melon Balls and Coconut CreamSweet Black Rice PuddingMango LassisAlmond Jelly in Jackfruit SyrupSweet Corn Puddings in Banana Leaf Cups
Based on the techniques used in the nation's leading evidence-based tobacco cessation program, Quit Smoking for Life leads readers through a simple, proven method to quit smoking and remain tobacco-free for life.<P><P> It's full of engaging real stories from ex-smokers and experienced quitting coaches and includes a pull-out quitting plan and workbook.
Qi Gong requires the utmost concentration to attain an almost meditative state.
As grand and wondrous as the Pyrenean mountains whence he comes, the Pyrenean Mastiff is an awe-inspiring guardian breed that remains one of Spain's best kept secrets.<P><P> The Pyrenean Mastiff is rugged enough to weather the outdoors, though he prefers to be indoors with his family, to whom he is fiercely devoted. Towering at over 32 inches at the shoulder, the adult Pyrenean Mastiff offers expert protection for home and property, given his natural aloofness to strangers. Additionally, owners will prize this noble breed's calm, confident demeanor and its superior intelligence and bravery. The author provides a thorough history of the breed in its native Spain as well as in the US, where the breed has begun to win new admirers. In detailing the breed's history, the author rightly credits Rafael Malo as the savior of the modern breed and the man responsible for promoting the breed internationally through his La Tajadera del Tío Roy kennel.
A positive-training guide to puppy training written by much-loved author and puppy -class instructor Charlotte Schwartz is a "week by week training guide" for all new puppy owners. <P><P>The late Charlotte Schwartz had trained dogs for over forty years and was a popular, award-winning author, whose no-nonsense style of writing and training comes forth on every page of this best-selling introductory guide. Focusing on the first eight weeks that a puppy spends in the new owner's home, Puppy Training walks the owner through the lessons to teach one week at a time, offering commonsense solutions to obedience and housetraining problems along the way. Sidebars throughout the text offer useful tips and alternative methods to teach lessons, all of which were originated by Schwartz in her puppy classes over the decades and are illustrated here with color photographs. From the first week, during which the puppy is taught to sit and stand, to the eighth week, devoted to teach the puppy to retrieve and a trick or two, this puppy primer is the best canine educational tool available for under ten dollars!
No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. <P><P>With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.Mike Hunchback is an enthusiast of various eras of extreme and bizarre underground art, and is currently working on a biography of original Fangoria magazine editor Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin.Caleb Braaten operates Sacred Bones Records, which has recently teamed with David Lynch to release his new album The Big Dream.
Each book in the series provides advice about how to locate a healthy, sound puppy from a reputable source and how to properly raise and care for an adorable companion dog.
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition.
Preceding Freud's Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by more than twenty years, Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis pioneered the psychological study of sexual behavior.<P><P> This classic nineteenth-century work on sexual aberration addressed such previously taboo subjects as bestiality, cunnilingus and fellatio, fetishism, incest, masochism, masturbation, nymphomania, and sadism, making it the first serious attempt to catalog and define such "deviations." For almost one hundred years, Psychopathia Sexualis stood as the world's most informative volume on the subject of sexual deviation. Arguably the most important precursor to Freud in the study of human sexuality, Krafft-Ebing introduced ideas and concepts that greatly influenced the works of Alfred Kinsey and Masters and Johnson. In his own time Krafft-Ebing was both praised and damned for this volume. Some psychiatrists denounced the work as an immoral apology for perversion and deviance, while others recognized the immense service the author had done for an unjustly neglected area of study. Although sometimes dated by the beliefs and state of knowledge of the time it was written, Psychopathia Sexualis is essential (and immensely entertaining) as one of the most important documents in humankind's modern effort to understand itself.
Traces the history of the use of hallucinogenic drugs and discusses the psychological and physical effects of LSD, marijuana, mescaline, and other drugs.
In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." <P><P>His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can't imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night....Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie--including Potter Palmer and George Pullman--usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation. But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893.