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Fires on the Plain

by Shohei Ooka Ivan Morris

His name is Tamura. A private in the Japanese Army during the last stages of World War II. He is separated from his forces and far behind enemy lines. is struggle to maintain his dignity amid the awesome terrors and exigencies of war is the basis for this great modern Japanese novel. Tamura hears of a port still in the hands of his own troops and he attempts to walk to safety. One by one this sensitive and intelligent man's ties to humanity are severed. He falls into hallucinations. Devoid of hope, isolate, bordering on insanity, he is driven to committing what he considers to be the ultimate human sin.

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon unwraps God's gift of hope as he presents us with strong encouragement and a powerful tool for surviving daily struggles and temptations. This book will renew and strengthen your walk with Christ as you discover how to weather difficult personal storms, experience God's secure protection, receive daily strength and encouragement, turn painful memories into blessings, and build a solid foundation of faith and trust. No case is too desperate for God. There is no problem He cannot overcome. Hope in God can see you through your greatest difficulties.

Crick Crack, Monkey

by Merle Hodge Roy Narinesingh

Written by a West Indies author, this is the coming of age of story of Tee. Along with that, she is moving from village-based life to city-based values and becomes as bigoted as she once denounced. Includes a glossary and study questions. There are numerous errors in the print copy, which were left intact due to copyright laws.

A Sending of Dragons

by Jane Yolen

Jakkin and his girlfriend, Akki, discover a primitive cult that sacrifices dragons.

Black Rain

by Masuji Ibuse

Black Rain is centered around the story of a young woman who was caught in the radioactive "black rain" that fell after the bombing of Hiroshima. lbuse bases his tale on real-life diaries and interviews with victims of the holocaust; the result is a book that is free from sentimentality yet manages to reveal the magnitude of the human suffering caused by the atom bomb. The life of Yasuko, on whom the black rain fell, is changed forever by periodic bouts of radiation sickness and the suspicion that her future children, too, may be affected. <P> lbuse tempers the horror of his subject with the gentle humor for which he is famous. His sensitivity to the complex web of emotions in a traditional community torn asunder by this historical event has made Black Rain one of the most acclaimed treatments of the Hiroshima story.

Latin America: New Challenges to Growth and Stability

by Dora Iakova Sebastián Sosa Gustavo Adler Luis M. Cubeddu

Over the past fifteen years countries in Latin America made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. Although output fell temporarily during the global financial crisis, most economies staged a rapid recovery. However, economic activity across the region has been cooling off and the region is facing a more challenging period ahead. This book argues that Latin America can rise to the challenge, and policymakers in the region are already implementing reforms in education, energy, and other sectors. More is needed, and more is possible, in Latin America's quest to continue to improve living standards.

Classic American Love Poems

by The Editors of Hippocrene Books

[From the back cover:] "From patriotism, familial and brotherly affection, first romances, and passion--to loss, anguish and tragedy--these verses express a unique American voice on the subject of love. The anthology contains 94 inspiring love poems from 47 American poets, encompassing works from colonial days to the twentieth century. Among the poets included are Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sylvia Plath. The anthology also includes 30 lovely illustrations and a section of poet biographies." Pictures are described.

Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea: The History And Discovery Of The World's Richest Shipwreck

by Gary Kinder

Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Gary Kinder's Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the sinking of the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, two hundred miles off the Carolina coast in September 1857. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century. In the 1980s, a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one, not even the U. S. Navy, had been able to do: establish a working presence on the deep ocean floor and open it to science, archaeology, history, medicine, and recovery. The SS Central America became the target of his project. After years of intensive efforts, Tommy Thompson and the Columbus-America Discovery Group found the Central America in eight thousand feet of water, and in October 1989 they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, journals, and even an intact cigar sealed under water for 130 years. Life magazine called it "the greatest treasure ever found. " Gary Kinder tells an extraordinary tale of history, human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the human will to triumph over adversity. It is also a great American adventure story of the opening of Earth's last frontier.

Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies

by Ian Blumer Cynthia Payne

Over 100 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will help any food lover manage and live with diabetesOver two million Canadians have diabetes--with 10 percent living with type 1 diabetes, and the remaining type 2. With recipes reflecting Canada's diverse, multicultural population, this unique cookbook contains over a hundred mouthwatering recipes for everything from tempting appetizers like feta bruschetta and toasted walnut hummus to entrees like tandoori chicken and glazed asian lamb. Desserts and satisfying snacks aren't off the menu, either--the book contains recipes for sour cream chocolate chip cake, fruit trifle, and chocolate zucchini muffins that will satisfy the sweetest tooth.Based on the latest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes AssociationIncludes a 16-page full-color insert of photos of the book's many tempting dishesLoaded with information for cooks with diabetes, the book also includes timesaving meal planning suggestions, shopping advice, and tips for plotting out a month of diverse and delicious menus. An essential companion volume to the bestselling Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies, this indispensable cookbook will help those with diabetes and their loved ones prepare and enjoy healthy, great-tasting food.

Data Driven

by Jenny Dearborn

A "how-to" guide to boosting sales through predictive andprescriptive analytics Data Driven is a uniquely practical guide to increasingsales success, using the power of data analytics. Written by one ofthe world's leading authorities on the topic, this book shows youhow to transform the corporate sales function by leveraging bigdata into better decision-making, more informed strategy, andincreased effectiveness throughout the organization. Engaging andinformative, this book tells the story of a newly hired sales chiefunder intense pressure to deliver higher performance from her team,and how data analytics becomes the ultimate driver behind the salesfunction turnaround. Each chapter features insightful commentaryand practical notes on the points the story raises, and one entirechapter is devoted solely to laying out the Prescriptive ActionModel step-by-step giving you the actionable guidance you need toput it into action in your own organization.Predictive and prescriptive analytics is poised to changecorporate sales, and companies that fail to adapt to the newrealities and adopt the new practices will be left behind. Thisbook explains why the Prescriptive Action Model is the keycorporate sales weapon of the 21st Century, and how you canimplement this dynamic new resource to bring value to yourbusiness.Exploit one of the last remaining sources of competitiveadvantageRe-engineer the sales function to optimize success ratesImplement a more effective analytics model to drive efficientchangeBoost operational effectiveness and decision making with bigdataThere are fewer competitive edges to gain than ever before. Theonly thing that's left is to execute business with maximumefficiency and make the smartest business decisions possible.Predictive analytics is the essential method behind this newstandard, and Data Driven is the practical guide tocomplete, efficient implementation.

The Skillful Teacher

by Stephen D. Brookfield

In this second edition of the book that has become a classic in the field, award-winning author Stephen D. Brookfield offers inspiration and down-to-earth advice to new and seasoned teachers. The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the hundreds of workshops conducted by the author. This new edition also reflects the many changes that have come about in the decade since the book was first published and includes new chapters that deal with emerging topics such as classroom diversity and teaching in online learning environments.

HTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery 24-Hour Trainer

by Dane Cameron

Master web app development with hands-on practice and videodemonstration HTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery 24-Hour Trainer shows youhow to build real-world HTML5 apps -- both web-based andmobile -- in combination with JavaScript, jQuery, andCSS/CSS3. You'll learn progressively more advanced skills as youwork through the series of hands-on video lessons. Exercises andscreencasts walk you step-by-step through the process of buildingweb applications, and give you the opportunity to experiment andextend the examples to create your own working web app. You'll gaina solid understanding of the fundamental technologies, and developa skillset that fully exploits the functionality of web developmenttools.Although HTML5 is at the forefront of web development, it existswithin an ecosystem that also includes CSS/CSS3, JavaScript, andJavaScript libraries like jQuery. Building robust, functional webapplications requires a clear understanding of these technologies,and more importantly, the manner in which they fit together. Thisis your step-by-step guide to building web apps, with a hands-onapproach that helps you learn by doing.Master the fundamentals of HTML and HTML5Explore multimedia capabilities and CSS3Integrate offline data storage, background processes, and otherAPIsAdapt web applications for mobile phones and tabletsWhether you're looking for a quick refresher or a first-timelesson, HTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery 24-Hour Trainer willquickly get you up to speed.

Trading Options For Dummies

by Joe Duarte

Navigate options markets and bring in the profits Thinking about trading options, but not sure where to start?This new edition of Trading Options For Dummies starts youat the beginning, explaining the common types of options availablefor trading and helps you choose the right ones for your investingneeds. You'll find out how to weigh option costs and benefits,combine options to reduce risk, build a strategy that allows you togain no matter the market conditions, broaden your retirementportfolio with index, equity, and ETF options, and so muchmore.Options are contracts giving the purchaser the right to buy orsell a security, such as stocks, at a fixed price within a specificperiod of time. Because options cost less than stock, they are aversatile trading instrument, while providing a high leverageapproach to trading that can limit the overall risk of a trade orprovide additional income. If you're an investor with some generalknowledge of trading but want a better understanding of riskfactors, new techniques, and an overall improved profit outcome,Trading Options For Dummies is for you.Helps you determine and manage your risk, guard your assetsusing options, protect your rights, and satisfy your contractobligationsProvides expert insight on combining options to limit yourposition riskOffers step-by-step instruction on ways to capitalize onsideways movementsCovers what you need to know about options contractspecifications and mechanicsTrading options can be a great way to manage your risk, and thishands-on, friendly guide gives you the trusted and expert help youneed to succeed.

Codependency For Dummies

by Darlene Lancer

Codependency is much more widespread than originally thought. You don't even have to be in a relationship. Codependents have trouble accepting themselves, so they hide who they are to be accepted by someone else.Codependency for Dummies is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. It describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency and provides self-assessment questionnaires. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and helpful daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself.It clarifies deep psychological dynamics that underlie codependency, yet is written in a conversational style that's easily understandable by everyone.You will learn:How to raise your self-esteemThe difference between care-giving and codependent care-takingThe difference between healthy and dysfunctional familiesHow to set boundariesHow to separate responsibility for yourself and for othersHow to overcome guilt and resentment

Love Your Job

by Kerry Hannon

Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your career Yes, it is possible to have a job you love, and itdoesn't require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is aguide to making work fulfilling and fun -- again, or even forthe first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days toretirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transformingthe daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? KerryHannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP's Jobs Expert,focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in howwe feel about work.Love Your Job is all about the routines, habits, andthought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream jobinto a drudge or, worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits andattitudes is simple, and this book shows you how to identify thelittle things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using thesesimple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep youhappy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, nomatter what stage of your career you are in. In this book, you willlearn to:Develop new habits that bring more purpose into every singleworkdayRekindle your hope and motivation by celebrating smallsuccessesRecognize negative patterns that keep you from enjoying yourjobCraft an entrepreneurial attitude that will get you noticed andenrich your work lifeWe all deserve to experience happiness and satisfaction everyday, at every stage of our careers. Kerry Hannon explains that youdon't have to make a huge career transition to love work again. Butif you reinvent the way you see work, who knows where your newoutlook will lead? Wake up to the countless possibilities thatawait you with Love Your Job.

Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics

by Marcia Kaufman Hurwitz Adrian Bowles

A comprehensive guide to learning technologies that unlock thevalue in big data Cognitive Computing provides detailed guidance towardbuilding a new class of systems that learn from experience andderive insights to unlock the value of big data. This book helpstechnologists understand cognitive computing's underlyingtechnologies, from knowledge representation techniques and naturallanguage processing algorithms to dynamic learning approaches basedon accumulated evidence, rather than reprogramming. Detailed caseexamples from the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing walkreaders step-by-step through the design and testing of cognitivesystems, and expert perspectives from organizations such asCleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, as well as commercialvendors that are creating solutions. These organizations provideinsight into the real-world implementation of cognitive computingsystems. The IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is describedin a detailed chapter because of its significance in helping todefine this emerging market. In addition, the book includesimplementations of emerging projects from Qualcomm, Hitachi, Googleand Amazon.Today's cognitive computing solutions build on establishedconcepts from artificial intelligence, natural language processing,ontologies, and leverage advances in big data management andanalytics. They foreshadow an intelligent infrastructure thatenables a new generation of customer and context-aware smartapplications in all industries.Cognitive Computing is a comprehensive guide to thesubject, providing both the theoretical and practical guidancetechnologists need.Discover how cognitive computing evolved from promise torealityLearn the elements that make up a cognitive computingsystemUnderstand the groundbreaking hardware and softwaretechnologies behind cognitive computingLearn to evaluate your own application portfolio to find thebest candidates for pilot projectsLeverage cognitive computing capabilities to transform theorganizationCognitive systems are rightly being hailed as the new era ofcomputing. Learn how these technologies enable emerging firms tocompete with entrenched giants, and forward-thinking establishedfirms to disrupt their industries. Professionals who currently workwith big data and analytics will see how cognitive computing buildson their foundation, and creates new opportunities. CognitiveComputing provides complete guidance to this new level ofhuman-machine interaction.

Easy GI Diet

by Helen Foster

Did you know that high-GI diets, while sounding healthy, can actually increase your risk of heart problems, diabetes, weight gain and possibly even some cancers? Easy Low-GI Diet focuses on healthy, low-GI foods that give you more energy, keep hunger at bay and protect against heart disease and diabetes. Inside there are four great diet plans to choose from: The Genius weight-loss plan The Vegetarian weight-loss plan The energy-boosting Galvanizer plan The GI for Life plan to maintain your new-found figure Packed with expert information on what low-GI means and how it can help, as well as the at-a-glance GI ratings chart with over 600 entries to help you choose the right foods for you, this easy-to-follow guide contains everything you need for a healthier, low-GI lifestyle.

Great Gluten-Free Baking

by Louise Blair

Following a gluten-free diet needn't mean missing out on delicious cakes and bakes. From melt-in-the-mouth cookies and dainty fairy cakes to rustic homebaked bread and spoil-yourself chocolate cakes, here are over 80 easy recipes that everyone will love. Delectable treats for every occasion are included - from simple Feta & Herb Loaf and Caraway & Sunflower Seed Rolls to truly decadent Coconut & Mango Cake and Passion Cake Squares and snack-time favourites such as Garlic & Caramelized Onion Bhajis and Pizza Scrolls.

IBS: Food, Facts and Recipes

by Sarah Lewis Tracy Parker

With so many people worldwide affected by irritable bowel syndrome, it is important that we all know the details behind recognising and curing this affliction. IBS: Food, Facts and Recipes offers expert, easy-to-follow information about exactly what IBS is and its symptoms and causes. This practical book also provides detailed advice on what to eat and what to avoid with 50 delicious, nutritious recipes that make eating right easy. Includes constructive ideas for simple lifestyle changes that will help to ease symptoms and answers to all the questions that you might be too embarrassed to ask.

Detox

by Helen Foster

Detox will help you to combat the many 'toxic' elements of modern life through diet, alternative therapies, massage and exercise. The book includes tips and advice to ensure that tiredness, sluggishness and the guilt about not exercising become a thing of the past. Fourteen effective detox plans target specific issues from stopping smoking to energizing and stress-busting. With simple recipes, step-by-step exercises and lifestyle tips to make detoxing easy and enjoyable, Detox is the perfect way to start to detoxing your life.

The Confidence Myth

by Helene Lerner

Speak Out, Step Up, Act NOWNot only do we need more female leaders at the top, but we need more women at all levels of business, government, and nonprofits to step up--there's no time to waste. The problem, says Helene Lerner, isn't so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is. True confidence isn't fearlessness; it's having the courage to jump in even when your knees are shaking. Any woman who waits until she feels 100 percent confident before offering a big idea or asking for a raise or promotion will never get anywhere. Drawing on her own and other female leaders' experiences, as well as on her survey of over 500 working women, Lerner lays out practical strategies for beating this confidence myth and overcoming obstacles like gender bias. The book features dozens of Confidence Sparks, simple but powerful exercises and techniques that can catapult anyone's career to the next level.

Halo: New Blood

by Matt Forbeck

The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games!While Spartans get all the glory, no soldier-not even the legendary Master Chief-wins a war on their own. Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) played a major role in saving the Earth from all-out invasion at the end of the Covenant War-acts of bravery and ingenuity that did not go unnoticed by the United Nations Space Command.Now, after many Spartans have been killed in battle and the Master Chief is listed as MIA, the UNSC decides to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside-and within. When they come to Buck with an extraordinary proposition, he is forced to make a life-altering decision. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to finally retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about...or is he prepared to step up and become part of the military's new blood?Copyright © 2015 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Sawyer

by Nicole Edwards

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling indie author Nicole Edwards comes the seventh book in her Alluring Indulgence series, erotic romances featuring the Walker brothers from Coyote Ridge, Texas, and their sizzling-hot love interests.Sawyer Walker has never run into problems with women. The female population tends to swarm toward him, in fact, and he's never had a complaint. But there's one woman Sawyer has always had his eye on. A woman who won't give him the time of day. In recent months, it would seem that Kennedy Endsley is opening up to Sawyer, but she's got a few surprises in store for him. Because, as hard as she finds it to resist the handsome Walker brother, she won't give in easily. Not when her heart is on the line.

Jian, A Novel

by Eric Van Lustbader

"Brilliant. . . Perhaps no other piece of fiction since SHOGUN illuminates the mind, machinations, and mores of Eastern peoles with the style and intensity of JIAN. "THE MIAMI HERALD Jake Maroc is the top agent for the Quarry, the secretive government agency. Nichiren, Jake's sworn enemy, is a cold killer with a deadly secret. Shi Zilin is a wily Communist minister, a survivor of eras in turmoil. Which one of them will emerge the true Jian--the consummate warrior, the man who excels, the supreme master of the arts of love and combat, strength and wisdom? Four ancient pieces of jade are the key to unlocking the grand scheme of the Jian. The price is Hong Kong--glittering jewel that sets the KGB, the Communist Chinese, and the Americans in a deadly battle. "From the Paperback edition. "

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