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How do butterflies find their way as they migrate thousands of miles each year? See how scientists track and learn more about birds, whales, and butterflies that migrate.
Ways of the World has quickly become one of the most widely adopted new world history textbooks and offers a genuine alternative for your world history survey. Designed as a brief text, Ways of the World focuses on the big picture of significant historical trends, themes, and developments.
Dig into the green world that grows silently around us. Explore how plants make their own food, protect themselves, reproduce, provide much of the earth's oxygen, and even combat pollution.
This book presents, in a stepwise and interactive fashion, approximately 75 cases that reflect the wide spectrum of pathology encountered in this region. Each case description commences with a concise clinical scenario. High-quality radiologic, laboratory, and histopathologic images depicting the differentiating features of the lesion subtype in question are then presented, and key operative and clinical management pearls are briefly reviewed. The interdisciplinary nature of this easy-to-use color atlas and textbook reflects the fact that the management of patients with sellar and parasellar lesions is itself often interdisciplinary. The format is unique in that no similar interdisciplinary book is available on lesions of this region of the brain. Atlas of Sellar and Parasellar Lesions: Clinical, Imaging, and Pathologic Correlations is of great value for practitioners and trainees in a range of medical specialties, including radiology, neurology, endocriniology, pathology, oncology, radiation oncology, and neurosurgery.
The first three novels in the incredible Erotic Romance Fantasy Series from author Camryn Cutler, including: CALTHRACA: THE TIGER Tengri Khan, Prince of the Eastern Plain, requires a wife to inherit his kingdom. A horseman and raider, his world consists of conquest and plunder. Used to taking what he wants, he finds his mate and kidnaps her. Princess Adama Fawkes is the young heiress of Lyros, next in line for the throne. Strong and determined, she is a formidable match for the man who has no idea that she will melt his frozen heart, and seize his very soul. CALTHRACA: ADAMARE Adama Fawkes, now Queen of Lyros, is far from home in a hostile land. Kidnapped by a ruthless bounty hunter and held prisoner for months, her throne and legacy are in jeopardy. To make matters worse, her daughter is missing. Adama's fate has been placed into the hands of her sister and now ruler, Eleana Draga, Empress of BasSalaam. Captive in her depraved and dangerous court, Adama must plan her escape and begin her search for Princess Oma. Kesim Trasain is a powerful sorcerer and Eleana's personal physician. He is also a spy for Minalos, placed in the court of the warlike Basaltic Empress. Sent to aid Adama, he does not yet realize that she is the woman fated to be his. When Adama and Kesim finally meet, their fated passion is consummated and their destiny is sealed. They escape captivity, but can their love and passion withstand the menacing threat which seems to await them at every turn along their journey? CALTHRACA: SURRENDER LOVE He was not the man fate intended for her.He had been her first lover, a man so masterful that he had held her life in the palm of his hand. When Tengri-Khan, Sehzade of Tartak died, Adama had wanted to die with him.Fifteen years later, an older and wiser Adama Fawkes has found her fated love in Kesim Trasain, her husband, a powerful sorcerer, and the man who would move heaven and earth for her. Settled comfortably into their happy life, they thought their journey was over, they thought they'd earned some peace. But fate had other plans.Tengri-Khan has returned and he wants his wife back. Once again stolen from her family, Adama is far too strong now to meekly accept Tengri's rule. Her fervent plans for escape, her hope and her heart are put to the test when she encounters Khalid Fariz, Saracen and assassin from Tengri's past. Determined and seemingly unstoppable, Fariz has set his sights on Adama, and his powerful charm threatens to overwhelm her.Can she escape both Tengri and Khalid and somehow find her way back to Kesim, or must she Surrender Love? Genre: Torrid Romance Fantasy Rating: Erotic Romance - Explicit (Contains adult content, language, and graphic sex)
Computer nerd, Cyra, finds herself crashed and trapped within a cage on a distant planet. When the walls to her jail come down two buff, commando aliens are staring at her. Their camouflage stripes aren't fatigues but the color of their naked skin. Uninterested in her, they leave with the prize they sought, a strange, wild, flying beast enclosed within the larger cage with her. Cyra, knowing she's no longer on Earth, follows the males. Cage is in possession of a great power; he is leader of his Cloud Flyer tribe. His mate is gone, presumed dead. Cage learns that he can no longer reproduce a male heir to keep his all-male tribe safe. The human he encounters, after receiving that devastating blow, is lucky he lets it live. But it's not that lucky for Cyra. Cage has discovered a weapon in her fears. With his new abilities, Cage plans to steal another's mate. War will wage, as a dark new world follows.
For the first time, the first five novels in C.L. Scholey's popular science fiction & romance series is available in one ebook bundle. SHIELD ARMOR IMPENETRABLE APPARITION ENGULF Earth is all but dead. With meteors exploding in their midst, the shuttle Grace boards takes flight in a last ditch effort to save human lives. With little food, water and eight stowaways the situation is volatile while they race to the new planet, Ulsy. A wormhole and a crash are their undoing. While fleeing into the strange surroundings on an even stranger planet two of Grace's shuttle pilots are killed by a massive ebony creature with fangs as white as ivory. Rask is a full blooded Castian warrior who thinks his planet has been stormed. When he comes across the little being that cowers from him he is intrigued. After four hundred years and virtual immortality Rask thought he had seen everything. When the being before him declares herself to be a human female he is beyond amazed. Females have been extinct as long as he can remember. But there is no denying her sweet scent. One inhaled breath is all it takes to drop his shield and reveal the muscular tanned male beneath. Rask had thought his armor impenetrable. One touch from a slender hand and he realizes he is powerless against the tiny human he must have. This begins the journey with the New World.
C.L. Scholey's 4-Book Box Set: Bay's Mercenary, Zuri's Zargonnii Warrior, Bethany's Heart, and Cautious Surrender (Unearthly World #1-5)by C. L. Scholey
Earth is all but dead. With meteors exploding in their midst, the shuttle Grace boards takes flight in a last ditch effort to save human lives. With little food, water and eight stowaways the situation is volatile while they race to the new planet, Ulsy. A wormhole and a crash are their undoing. While fleeing into the strange surroundings on an even stranger planet two of Grace's shuttle pilots are killed by a massive ebony creature with fangs as white as ivory. Rask is a full blooded Castian warrior who thinks his planet has been stormed. When he comes across the little being that cowers from him he is intrigued. After four hundred years and virtual immortality Rask thought he had seen everything. When the being before him declares herself to be a human female he is beyond amazed. Females have been extinct as long as he can remember. But there is no denying her sweet scent. One inhaled breath is all it takes to drop his shield and reveal the muscular tanned male beneath. Rask had thought his armor impenetrable. One touch from a slender hand and he realizes he is powerless against the tiny human he must have.
The past is always with us. The past comes back to haunt former police chief Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick and his protégé, Officer Flora Vastine as an outbreak of arson shakes residents of rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania. At first, the minor nature of the fires inclines authorities to see them as pranks, possibly the work of juveniles. Then, tension increases in the wake of a murder at the site of one fire and an increase in the value of targets. Hetrick and Flora must confront troubling, dangerous people from the past, and errors in judgment add to their jeopardy.
In recent years the field of regional anesthesia, in particular peripheral and neuraxial nerve blocks, has seen an unprecedented renaissance following the introduction of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. This comprehensive, richly illustrated book discusses traditional techniques as well as ultrasound-guided methods for nerve blocks and includes detailed yet easy-to-follow descriptions of regional anesthesia procedures. The description of each block is broken down into the following sections: definition; anatomy; indications; contraindications; technique; drug choice and dosage; side effects; potential complications and how to avoid them; and medico-legal documentation. A checklist record for each technique and a wealth of detailed anatomical drawings and illustrations offer additional value. Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine provides essential guidelines for the application of regional anesthesia in clinical practice and is intended for anesthesiologists and all specialties engaged in the field of pain therapy such as pain specialists, surgeons, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, general practitioners, and nurse anesthetists.
I woke up after yet another horrible dream. This time I was tied to a big wooden pole, and I looked down and saw that I had bare feet and that my feet were standing on a big twisted pile of sticks. Then as I was watching my feet the sticks seemed to come alive like snakes and wrap around my feet holding me in place. It wasn't the first time I have had the dream, it kept coming back to me night after night, or variations of it at least...
Sizzling. Steaming. Sexy. 10 explicit erotic stories to get you hot. ~ After Lyanna meets her roommate's breath-taking brother, she gets to know this family member intimately. ~ Rose unveils more than she expects at a masquerade party--who is the sexy stranger beneath the mask? ~ A rock star plays his wife a love song--right on top of the piano. ~ Is the naughty nanny starting to play a little too often with the kid's gorgeous dad? ~ One schoolgirl just cannot resist her new gym teacher. And 4 more steamy stories! A sexy selection of hot stories that will leave you burning for more...
Beth Sumpter hasn't always been--but today she is--one lucky girl. Not only has she inherited a tidy sum from a long-lost, dead relative, but she's about to embark on a lifelong dream: owning her own home. Unfortunately, that's when Beth's luck runs out, because the house she buys is in very bad shape. If she's going to save it, it will take a lot of hard work. But rehabbing an entire mansion isn't easy, or cheap. Beth will need expert help. Good thing she's found hunky contractor, Joe McGuire. And he's willing to assist her...in every way he can.
Rose Webb isn't the chosen one. She just has a job to do. Part hunter, killer, and public relations agent, Rose is a Brimstone Syndicate Seeker. It's her responsibility to ensure that no humans learn of the Syndicate's existence, and all Inhumans are obeying the laws. Unfortunately she is also a one hundred and thirty year old vampire, and that is easier said than done. Humans still consider those things that go bump in the night just a myth, and the Brimstone Syndicate will do anything to keep it that way. A botched operation to clean out a nest of illegal vampires leads Rose and her partners, a young werewolf and a pissy goblin, directly into a confrontation with powers that threaten to subvert the Syndicate. Rose must use her connections in the underworld to investigate, unravel, and solve the mystery and not everyone, or everything, is as it seems.
Ice and snow litter the frozen earth in the not-so-distant future. Survival is for those adept at carving out homes within the polar ice caps. Mercy is the last child of a martyr family. The line must die out--the madness must stop. All have been forbidden to produce offspring by their leader, Mercy's father. Sex and conception is a sin punishable by death. A dark evil is spreading across the land. Vampires, in a desperate bid for self-preservation are searching each iceberg, cave and cavern for their highly prized food source. Of particular interest are women of childbearing years. With Tavish's first taste of her blood comes the first onslaught of Mercy's tears. Rules of survival are explained. Complete submission, it is law. Fealty to her Master, it is law. Females must be bred. It is law. Those that cannot breed are given over to the vampires and Anivamps. It is certain death. Tavish will soon come to realize exactly how far he will go for a little Mercy.
Dermatopathology is a specialized branch of pathology in which there has been great progress as new techniques have become available to evaluate the pathology of the skin. Many of the advances in our knowledge and understanding of the skin and the diseases that affect it have been made by people with experience of both diagnostic pathology and clinical dermatology. With significant numbers of large textbooks available, there is a need to provide practical clinical information and concise criteria for pathologic diagnosis for pathologists and dermatologists looking for up-to-date diagnostic and management options.
Over the last 30 years, Dr. Nikita V. Chukanov has collected IR spectra of about 2000 mineral species, including 247 holotype samples. In this book, he presents 3309 spectra of these minerals with detailed description and analytical data for reference samples. In the course of this work, about 150 new mineral species have been discovered. After an introductory chapter, infrared spectra of minerals are given together with the descriptions of standard samples used (occurrence, appearance, associated minerals, empirical formula etc. ) and some comments. Sections are organized according to different classes of compounds (silicates, phosphates, arsenates, oxides etc. ).
Mystics and theologians warn us of impending cataclysmic events. Scientists raise alarms when they rail of dangers like global warming, planetary asteroid strikes, the potential for a pandemic, and other theoretical real-world disasters. Science and mystical religion often seem to occupy opposing realms. But, what if there existed an underlying TRUTH that unified both paradigms? The Breath of God reveals to the reader a desperate search for this TRUTH just as mankind surges relentlessly toward its ultimate fate. A group of scientists just might soon discover the TRUTH. But, will it be too late? This is the thrilling sequel to THE EON STAIRCASE.
Middle-aged widower and millionaire playboy Quinton Kincade stands to lose his chain of department stores if he doesn't find and marry a woman with the qualifications his father put in his will. The marriage has to last at least one year. With no escape clause, he and his lawyer set out to find a woman who can be enticed with enough money to marry him. Jillian Lockland lost most of her assets when her husband divorced her and left her almost penniless. She has maxed out her credit cards and only has a part-time job which doesn't come close to covering all her bills. When she sees a newspaper ad for an unusual job in the Blue Ridge Mountains, she never suspects she's applying to become a wife.
Deena Hopping, a Pennsylvanian divorcee, finally has a home again, a rental, but it's new and she is rebuilding her life. Yet there is something about the basement that troubles her besides the fact that her landlord lives in the basement. When women begin to disappear she suspects her landlord. Researching the history of the town, she learns that there were many mysterious disappearances throughout its history. When the police finally put an end to her landlord's reign of terror, she thinks all is well. But the real horror is hidden deeper in the earth, below the basement, a being of evil that will destroy the entire town if that's what it takes to feed its appetite...
When the men are dead the women must fight. The year is 1940 and half of England is now German occupied territory. The Royal Air Force has lost half its airfields, half its aircraft, and too many aircrew. It badly needs all the help it can get. That's where Annabel Riley comes in. This female American pilot offers her services to the beleaguered British and becomes the captain of a bomber aircraft. One by one, she sees the men in her crew killed, only to be replaced by more women. In time Eddie Pascoe, the navigator aboard a Wellington bomber, becomes the sole male member of the bomber's crew. Can Annabel turn her female crew into a potent fighting force, or will they get shot down?
When Ethan Kingsley loses his wife to suicide, he virtually gives up on life and love until he meets an elegant but wild beauty with a velvety touch. Roni Carlin is wild though she keeps this side of her personality a secret until she meets a man who brings the not-so-velvety side out. Now Ethan and Roni have to fight past demons in order to hold onto their blue velvet love . A Fallen Angel Reviews Reccommended Read!
The second edition of The Growing Spine has been extensively revised to cover recent advances in knowledge and management. The book is intended as a comprehensive, one-stop reference for specialists and health professionals who care for young children with spinal deformities. In addition, it will effectively help to standardize the care of these patients. Depending on the etiology, children with spinal deformities are often cared for by multiple specialists, including pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedists or orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists, and pulmonologists. The multidisciplinary nature of care is reflected in The Growing Spine, which will be of value for all involved practitioners rather than just orthopaedic specialists. It will also be an ideal reference for nurses, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals in training, who are usually unfamiliar with spinal deformities in children.
Although interest in pancreatic pathology is very high in the radiological and gastroenterological communities, it is still the case that less is known about pathology of the pancreas than about liver pathology, for example. Diagnosis depends on the structure of the pancreatic lesion, which can be directly visualized on US, CT or MR images. This atlas, which encompasses both the imaging and the pathology of pancreatic neoplasms, will therefore be invaluable in enabling radiologists and sonographers to understand the underlying pathology and in allowing pancreatic pathologists to understand the imaging translation. The emphasis in the atlas is very much on the pathological and imaging appearances, with most of the text concentrated at the beginning of the chapters. A comprehensive overview is provided of typical and atypical presentations and diverse aspects of common and uncommon pancreatic neoplasms, including ductal adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine neoplasms, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, cystic neoplasms, metastases and lymphoma.
The Springer Reference Work Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology provides overviews and in-depth and authoritative analyses on the basic and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and sciences across a broad spectrum of areas. These topics are commonly encountered in industries as well as in academia. Manufacturing engineering curricula across universities are now essential topics covered in major universities worldwide.
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