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New Magics, an Anthology of Today's fantasy, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, contains in its 260 pages twelve collected short stories written over the last twenty years by leading authors in the field. In the introduction, the editors provide a clever and perceptive definition of the essential interest and focus of fantasy. Contributing writers are as follows: Neil Gaiman, Ellen Kushner, Susan Palwick, Harry Turtledove, Debora Doyle and James D. Mcdonald, Jane Yolen, Charles de Lint, Andy Duncan, Sherwood Smith, Emma Bull, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Orson Scott Card. The moods of the stories cover the range from witty and humorous to sad and profound. Fantasy readers will recognize a number of familiar fantasy worlds, including the Borderlands, Earth Sea, King Arthur's knights, and the tales of Alvin Maker. Tor characterizes the work in these words: Whether it's a tole of a wizard developing his powers or a breakneck chase through New York City in search of the Grail, the best fantasy is all about coming face-to-face with reality-with boundariesand saying, What if? It's about stepping across the threshold of what is and what must be into a world of maybes and why-nots. Most of all, it's a great deal of fun. It's for today's generation of young readers that Patrick Nielsen Hayden-winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology-has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary fantasy writers over the past two decades, for those readers who keep asking questions but are never completely satisfied with the answers-only the journey. Here is National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin with a tale of wizardry from the world of her Earthsea books. Here is Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, with the original story of Prentice Alvin in alternate, magical nineteenth-century America. Here is Sandman author Neil Gaiman with a story of chivalry, with a distinctly modern twist. Here are werewolves and princesses, battles and enchantments, and great stories from Jane Yolen, Harry Turtledove, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, and others. Whimsical or harrowing, irreverent or sublime, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now to New Magics.
Lyn Cote delivers an uplifting and inspirational story about a couple who must rely on their faith when their efforts to open a camp for underprivileged kids splits their conservative small town. They must learn to fight for their cause as well as their budding romance.
The New Materia Medica is a source book of information on some of the most exciting new crystal, botanical, and animal remedies now in use by practitioners of the Guild of Homeopaths. These remedies, proven through the practice of meditation and with a reputation for remarkable success, are extraordinary for their depth of action, reaching far into a patient's psyche and history. Each entry gives a description of the original substance in its natural state and an outline of its medicinal and traditional uses, along with crystal essence cures where applicable and explanations of the remedies' affinities for the chakras and the associated glands and organs. All the remedies also include detailed information on their mental, emotional, and physical effects on the individual parts of the body. Summarized case notes show clinical evidence of efficacy of these therapies and illustrate their day-to-day use.
New Materialisms brings into focus and explains the significance of the innovative materialist critiques that are emerging across the social sciences and humanities. By gathering essays that exemplify the new thinking about matter and processes of materialization, this important collection shows how scholars are reworking older materialist traditions, contemporary theoretical debates, and advances in scientific knowledge to address pressing ethical and political challenges. In the introduction, Diana Coole and Samantha Frost highlight common themes among the distinctive critical projects that comprise the new materialisms. The continuities they discern include a posthumanist conception of matter as lively or exhibiting agency, and a reengagement with both the material realities of everyday life and broader geopolitical and socioeconomic structures. Coole and Frost argue that contemporary economic, environmental, geopolitical, and technological developments demand new accounts of nature, agency, and social and political relationships; modes of inquiry that privilege consciousness and subjectivity are not adequate to the task. New materialist philosophies are needed to do justice to the complexities of twenty-first-century biopolitics and political economy, because they raise fundamental questions about the place of embodied humans in a material world and the ways that we produce, reproduce, and consume our material environment. Contributors Sara Ahmed Jane Bennett Rosi Braidotti Pheng Cheah Rey Chow William E. Connolly Diana Coole Jason Edwards Samantha Frost Elizabeth Grosz Sonia Kruks Melissa A. Orlie
Three hundred meatless, dairyless, high-carbohydrate, and virtually fat-free recipes comprise this excellent new cookbook by the creators of the McDougall Program. Created and tested by Mary McDougall, these delicious dishes are adapted from a variety of ethnic traditions and offer sensational meals for any time of day.
The New ME Diet unlocks your fat-burning hormones, so you can stop counting calories and start losing weight Holistic physicians, biochemists, and personal trainers Jade Teta and Keoni Teta have created a diet and exercise program that jump-starts your stalled metabolism and turns your body into a fat-burning machine. In the first three weeks you'll experience a Metabolic Spark and lose up to 15 pounds, a signal that your metabolism is ready to begin burning fat. Next you'll undergo a Metabolic Transformation and lose 0.5 to 2 percent of body fat a week. In the end, you'll achieve optimal metabolic functioning-the Metabolic Effect-which will keep the weight off once and for all. More than ten thousand people have learned to lose weight smarter by not working harder with The New ME Diet, and now you can too. Complete the Metabolic Effect Questionnaire and find out if you are a sugar, muscle, or mixed burner. Create a personalized diet plan that supports your best hormonal balance and turns you into a fat burner. Fight hunger and cravings with five to six meals a day and a Reward Meal each week. Perform rest-based weight-training exercises called "hybrids" that only require a pair of light weights and three 30-minute sessions per week so that you burn fat even while you rest. So transform your metabolism and enjoy a new you, with The New ME Diet.
When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.The most respected critique of modern mass media ever issued is now published in a completely updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition.'Ben Bagdikian has written the first great media book of the twenty-first century. The New Media Monopoly will provide a roadmap to understanding how we got here and where we need to go to make matters better.' -Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor DemocracyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Around the planet, Indigenous people are using old and new technologies to amplify their voices and broadcast information to a global audience. This is the first portrait of a powerful international movement that looks both inward and outward, helping to preserve ancient languages and cultures while communicating across cultural, political, and geographical boundaries. Based on more than twenty years of research, observation, and work experience in Indigenous journalism, film, music, and visual art, this volume includes specialized studies of Inuit in the circumpolar north, and First Nations peoples in the Yukon and southern Canada and the United States.
Cooking Light named The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook one of the top three healthy cookbooks of the last twenty-five years, calling it "a grand tour through the region." Now Nancy Harmon Jenkins's revolutionary approach to healthy eating is available for the first time as an eBook.Spanning the Mediterranean from Spain to France, Italy, and Greece, with side trips to Lebanon, Cyprus, and North Africa, this revised and updated edition of Nancy Harmon Jenkins's acclaimed cookbook offers ninety-two mouthwatering new dishes plus the latest information about the nutritional benefits of one of the world's healthiest cuisines. But best of all are the recipes--bursting with flavor, easy to prepare, and sure to please everyone at your table, whether you're cooking for yourself, your family, or your friends. Known for classic favorites like tabbouleh and ratatouille, flatbreads, pastas, zesty herbs, and flavorful oils pressed from succulent olives, the Mediterranean diet combines delicious taste with health-supportive ingredients as few other cuisines do. With an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, fish, lean meats, and heavenly desserts, here are recipes for over 250 outstanding dishes created for today's American kitchens. You'll also find new cooking techniques and a simplified approach to cooking--because simplicity is what the Mediterranean way of eating is all about. Experienced and novice cooks alike will be inspired by these delectable, seasonally inspired recipes ranging from sweet young Roman-style peas for spring to skewered shrimp for summer, robust North African Pumpkin Soup when autumn is in the air, and warming winter dishes like Lebanese Garlicky Roast Chicken and Cypriote Braised Pork with Wine, Cinnamon, and Coriander--plus a variety of fabulous pizzas and dinner pies, hearty salads like Tuscan panzanella, and satisfying small dishes known as tapas. Also included is a special selection of traditional dishes prepared for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian holidays that can be enjoyed year round. Rich in flavor and healthy nutrients but low in saturated fats and cholesterol, here are recipes that will delight your palate, nourish body and soul--and can be prepared with ease in your home kitchen.
This popular fourth-grade-level textbook introduces the young reader to New Mexico's past and present, beginning with its geography and covering the changes in the state's culture, society, and economy from earliest times until the present. New Mexico has been continuously settled for over 10,000 years, and this book is centered on the various cultural traditions contributed and blended over time by many groups of people. A separate teachers guide, complete with lesson plans and instructional suggestions as well as student activities and exercises, accompanies the textbook.
The New Mexico Journey is a history textbook program that is based on the New Mexico State Standards for social studies for use in grades 6 and older. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.
Fargo's latest damsel is far from being in distress-in fact, she has a particularly dangerous power over men. And with gunmen close behind, the Trailsman will have to break the spell-or follow the devil's eyes straight to hell.
The hostile desert and hidden arroyos offered cover to a roving band of killers. No soldiers could catch them; no settlers resist them. So upon the broad shoulders of Toby Holt, son of the West's greatest trailblazer Whip Holt, would be laid a desperate burden--to travel into this no-man's-land and infiltrate the deadly gang. And as Toby left behind his beloved Alexandra, perhaps forever, his friend Henry Blake would wrench himself from a Baroness' arms to thwart a deadly plot abroad. But no one faced more peril than the brave young woman photographer whose indomitable American spirit fueled her courage to survive captivity among the fiercest savages... as Toby Holt raised his rifle to fire in the name of justice in this land of blood and honor-- NEW MEXICO!
The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books written by prominent scholars of the region and of comparative politics to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011 2012. While these uprisings prompted a number of cursory publications, this volume contains meticulous and thoughtful reflections on the causes, drivers and effects of these seminal events on the internal, regional and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Although specific conditions in individual countries that have experienced large-scale popular mobilizations are investigated, they are neither treated in isolation nor separated from broader developments in the region. Instead, the authors highlight connections between individual case studies and systemic conditions throughout the Arab arena. These include the crisis of political authority, the failure of economic development and new genres of mobilization and activism, especially communication technology and youth movements. The careful analysis and reflection on the prospects for democratic change in the region ensures the book will have both an immediate and enduring appeal.
Analyzing the NATO bombing, Chomsky challenges the New Humanism: Is it guided by power interests, or by humanitarian concern? Is the resort to force undertaken in the name of principles and values? Or are we witnessing something more crass and familiar?
There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely drawn on its oldest tradition: an ability to adapt and transform itself. Thompson spent years traveling through the region and discovered a South both amazingly similar and radically different from the land she knew as a child. African Americans who left en masse for much of the twentieth century are returning in huge numbers, drawn back by a mix of ambition, family ties, and cultural memory. Though Southerners remain more churchgoing than other Americans, the evangelical Protestantism that defined Southern culture up through the 1960s has been torn by bitter ideological schisms. The new South is ahead of others in absorbing waves of Latino immigrants, in rediscovering its agrarian traditions, in seeking racial reconciliation, and in reinventing what it means to have roots in an increasingly rootless global culture. Drawing on mountains of data, interviews, and a whole new set of historic archives, Thompson upends stereotypes and fallacies to reveal the true heart of the South today--a region still misunderstood by outsiders and even by its own people. In that sense, she is honoring the tradition inaugurated by Wilbur Joseph Cash in 1941 in his classic, The Mind of the South. Cash's book was considered the virtual bible on the origins of Southern identity and its transformation through time. Thompson has written its sequel for the twenty-first century.
Since its publication, the original Money Book of Personal Finance has become America's definitive, all-in-one guide to total financial well-being at every stage of life. Now, from the nation's foremost magazine on everyday money management, comes an authoritative reference that's newer, bigger, and even better. Fully revised and updated with fresh information for a new economy and packed with helpful, easy-to-understand tables, charts, and quizzes, it will show you how to:Take control of your finances-compute your assets, your liabilities, and your net worth Invest with confidence-learn the six golden rules that keep you in check and on track Lower your taxes-conserve your earnings with an easy, can't-fail game plan that works for almost every tax bracketBuy the life insurance policy right for you-solidify your personal finances with this important moveGet a first mortgage by borrowing-learn what to do when you don't have the cash for the down paymentSlash your homeowners insurance costs-discover the eight little tips that make a big difference
It's in one man's true nature to remain by the side of the woman he loves, rather than live without her in his own universe...<P> Landscape architect Logan Marshall is out for a jog -- in his werewolf form -- when a trap catches his paw. As it saps his strength, he is saved by another werewolf, who -- to Logan's amazement -- is female.<P> Female werewolves aren't supposed to exist. But Rinna is a shapeshifter from another dimension who's traveled through a portal to this world. And the trap that ensnared Logan was set by her former captor, and meant for her....<P> But as soon as Rinna and Logan touch, an electrifying bond forms between them. Unable to resist his desire for Rinna, in all her many forms, Logan will have to earn her trust, and travel through both dimensions to save her -- and earth -- from the wrath of her enemy....
Since the Burning, Oran has bled under the heel of the Sileans. But there are rumors that four have escaped--four who have the ancient powers of Earth, Fire, Air and Water. And though they are young, they have allies--allies whose sign is scrawled on tavern walls--the blood-red, blade-thin New Moon.
A New Nation Adventures in Time and Place describes five themes of geography. Each theme introduces a new concept to help children describe their own adventure as they explore the history and geography of the United States.
How to take care of your cat the natural way. Contains instructions for feeding a natural diet, herbal preparations you can make for your cat, etc.
From bestselling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to healthcare, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today. With another presidential campaign on the horizon and a stellar set of real- life characters to have fun with-"New Rule: If Charlie Sheen's home life means he can't have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can't be president"-this enlightening and important book may be the best thing you pretend to read all year. .
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