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The Southern High Plains of northwestern Texas and eastern New Mexico are rich in Paleoindian archaeological sites, including such well-known ones as Clovis, Lubbock Lake, Plainview, and Midland. These sites have been extensively researched over decades, not only by archaeologists but also by geoscientists, whose studies of soils and stratigraphy have yielded important information about cultural chronology and paleoenvironments across the region. In this book, Vance T. Holliday synthesizes the data from these earlier studies with his own recent research to offer the most current and comprehensive overview of the geoarchaeology of the Southern High Plains during the earliest human occupation. He delves into twenty sites in depth, integrating new and old data on site geomorphology, stratigraphy, soils, geochronology, and paleoenvironments. He also compares the Southern High Plains sites with other sites across the Great Plains, for a broader chronological and paleoenvironmental perspective. With over ninety photographs, maps, cross sections, diagrams, and artifact drawings, this book will be essential reading for geoarchaeologists, archaeologists, and Quaternary geoscientists, as well as avocational archaeologists who take part in Paleoindian site study throughout the American West.
In the wake of the paleobiological revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, paleontologists continue to investigate far-reaching questions about how evolution works. Many of those questions have a philosophical dimension. How is macroevolution related to evolutionary changes within populations? Is evolutionary history contingent? How much can we know about the causes of evolutionary trends? How do paleontologists read the patterns in the fossil record to learn about the underlying evolutionary processes? Derek Turner explores these and other questions, introducing the reader to exciting recent work in the philosophy of paleontology and to theoretical issues including punctuated equilibria and species selection. He also critically examines some of the major accomplishments and arguments of paleontologists of the last 40 years.
Using new data from neuroscience and evolutionary biology, an exploration of what the development of our species can tell us about the origins of language and the verbal imagination.
The 1947 UN resolution to partition Palestine irrevocably changed the political landscape of the Middle East, giving rise to six full-fledged wars between Arabs and Jews, countless armed clashes, blockades, and terrorism, as well as a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. Its origins, and that of the wider Arab-Israeli conflict, are deeply rooted in Jewish-Arab confrontation and appropriation in Palestine. But the isolated occasions of violence during the British Mandate era (1920-48) suggest that the majority of Palestinian Arabs yearned to live and thrive under peaceful coexistence with the evolving Jewish national enterprise. So what was the real cause of the breakdown in relations between the two communities? In this brave and groundbreaking book, Efraim Karsh tells the story from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives. He argues that from the early 1920s onward, a corrupt and extremist leadership worked toward eliminating the Jewish national revival and protecting its own interests. Karsh has mined many of the Western, Soviet, UN, and Israeli documents declassified over the past decade, as well as unfamiliar Arab sources, to reveal what happened behind the scenes on both Palestinian and Jewish sides. It is an arresting story of delicate political and diplomatic maneuvering by leading figures--Ben Gurion, Hajj Amin Husseini, Abdel Rahman Azzam, King Abdullah, Bevin, and Truman --over the years leading up to partition, through the slide to war and its enduring consequences. Palestine Betrayedis vital reading for understanding the origin of disputes that remain crucial today.
President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer in the Palestinian elections of 2006. In this book President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences of the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many British and American officials shy from. PALESTINE is a challenging and provocative book. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism.
This foundational text now features a new introduction by Rashid Khalidi reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood. Khalidi also casts an eye to the future, noting the strength of Palestinian identity and social solidarity yet wondering whether current trends will lead to Palestinian statehood and independence.
From the pure, radiant flavors of classic Blackberry and Spicy Pineapple to unexpectedly enchanting combinations such as Sour Cream, Cherry and Tequila, or Strawberry-Horchata, Paletas is an engaging and delicious guide to Mexico's traditional--and some not-so-traditional--frozen treats. Collected and developed by celebrated pastry chef Fany Gerson, this sweet little cookbook showcases her favorite recipes for paletas, those flavor-packed ice pops made from an enormous variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and even spices; plus shaved ice (raspados) and aguas frescas--the delightful Mexican drinks featuring whole fruit and exotic ingredients like tamarind and hibiscus flowers. Whether you're drawn to a simple burst of fresh fruit--as in the Coconut, Watermelon, or Cantaloupe pops--or prefer adventurous flavors like Mezcal-Orange, Mexican Chocolate, Hibiscus-Raspberry, or Lime Pie, Paletas is an inviting, refreshing guide guaranteed to help you beat the heat.From the Hardcover edition.
From the author of "The Orphan's Tales" comes an erotic and exotic tale of four lost souls mapping a fantastical city.
A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia. Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology as either a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine; a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition. Now, as the revolution once wrought by the printed word gives way to the digital age, many fear that the art of writing, and the nuanced thinking nurtured by writing, are under threat. But writing itself, despite striving for permanence, is always in the midst of growth and transfiguration. Celebrating the impulse to record, invent, and make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all of its forms.
Published to celebrate his 70th birthday, the memoirs of the American writer, from his childhood as the grandson of a blind southern senator, through to the establishment of his literary career in 1964.
"Anne's contribution to our understanding of the needs of young people with cancer has been unparalleled and without her extraordinary insights our services would be that much poorer." From the foreword by Simon Davies , CEO Teenage Cancer TrustThis topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multidisciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues.This title is essential reading for community children's nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children's hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families.A comprehensive resource on end of palliative are provision for children and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnessesTimely and topical, tying in with the Department of Health palliative care strategy 'Better Care: Better Lives'Written in an accessible style that does not assume either detailed medical or theoretical knowledgeExplores palliative care provision in a range of different clinical settings including the home, hospice, and hospitalProvides valuable insights into the experiences of parents, children and young people
This concise book offers an engaging case-based approach to palliative care. Experts in the field provide the essential aspects of daily practice with real cases presented as forums for the discussion of the complexities and practicalities of palliative treatment. Clearly structured, each chapter opens with bullet points highlighting the most relevant aspects of the case and points for discussion. Covering the full range of symptoms from cardiac care to pain management to wound healing, the vital elements of management are put into context through insightful dissections of history, examination, and goals of care. Each chapter concludes with a section on further reading. Palliative Care: a Case-based Guide provides the clinician with a crucial set of skills to address the challenging issues related to communication and symptom management. Care-oriented and practical, this book is ideal for all health care professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care to end-of-life patients.
Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings
Palm OS is one of the most popular handheld operating systems on the planet. From the newest Tungstens and Treos all the way down the family tree, Palms are everywhere. Although the Palm OS is simple to learn and use, there is more to it than meets the eye--from new features in the Palm to capabilities you can get with add-on software, the Palm can be made to do quite a lot. Palm and Treo Hacks gives you tips and tools that show you how to make the most of your Palm. A few minutes spent reading some of the hacks in this book will save you hours of research. Inside this book, you'll learn how to: Find great applications for your Palm and make the most of the ones you're using now Get super-organized, getting more from the built-in Personal Information Manager and learning how to manage complex projects with your Palm Extend the Palm with must-have software and hardware add-ons Take your Palm online, reading email, surfing the web, and sending instant messages Get some rest and relaxation with your Palm, whether it's listening to music, playing classic games, or watching video Written for beginning to experienced Palm users, Palm and Treo Hacks is full of practical, ingenious tips and tricks you can apply immediately. Whether you're looking to master the built-in applications or you want to trick out your Palm to its fullest extent, this book will show you how to get it.
Old Man Paddler sends the Sugar Creek Gang to a beautiful Caribbean island to find his missing twin brother. Circus and Bill find an old man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Old Man Paddler, but then they get separated from the rest of the group. A goat and a lottery ticket become the key to restoring Mr. Paddler. Discover the difference between fate and God's control of the events in our lives. The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchens's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole. the island, and the woods that surround Indiana's Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
Am I going to find love? Will I live a long and healthy life? What career should I choose? The answers to these questions and more are at your fingertips--literally! Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Palmistry Book helps you learn palmistry with this fantastic system designed for beginners. Each line on the palm is shaded a different color in the book, so you can easily identify the line connected to the theme you are interested in, then find out what it means.
Samantha Taylor is shattered when her husband leaves her for another woman. She puts her advertising career on hold and seeks refuge at a friend's California ranch, where she loses herself in the daily labor of ranch life. Here, she discovers the healing powers of trusted friends, simple joys, and hard work. She also meets Tate Jordan, the ranch foreman, and a tumultuous relationship ensues. When Tate disappears and a fall from a horse changes Samantha's life forever, she is confined to a wheelchair and must look deep inside herself to finds the courage to begin again. Now, fighting the battles of the handicapped, she finds new challenges, new loves, and even the adopted child she's always longed for.From the Paperback edition.
PALOMINO Laura is in her fifties, a gynecologist now barred from her profession. For ten years, she has lived alone on a remote valley farm in self-imposed isolation. Then, returning by ship from a journey around the world (meant as an act of self-healing, -to reawaken her senses), Laura sees Andrea, a young woman whose golden hair and complexion remind her of the beautiful palomino horses that run together in paddocks in clear view of her verandah. Later, by chance, the two women meet at a dinner party, and to Laura's delight, Andrea insists on an extended visit to Laura's farm. Here, they share early morning walks in the jarrah forest, evenings of music and intimate conversation, and much reading-of diaries and letters, in particular. In this idyllic setting, amid orchards and rain storms, each woman seeks to make herself known to the other. The passion that blossoms is rare and deeply felt. As time passes, events long suppressed are revealed, unorthodox entanglements of friendship and love and a bizarre medical accident (or was it murder?).
Pamela is a young girl who had a terrifying experience with a horse. Gran, her grandpa, wants Pam to come to his horse ranch for the summer. Pam says, yes, as long as she doesn't have to go to the stables. Can Gran change her mind? Will Pam help with the newly born horse, Frosty, since her mother is sick? Will it help Pam get over her fear of horses? Images described.
At Berkshire Hathaway, we like companies that are easy to understand. Doris Christopher's "keep it simple" approach has a lot to teach anyone who is reaching for the American Dream. Frankly, if I can't understand a company's business, I figure their customers must have a pretty hard time figuring it out, too. I would challenge anyone on Wall Street to take $3,000 and do what Doris Christopher has done: build a business from scratch into a world-class organization. But follow the simple steps in this book, and it just might happen. Come see me in Omaha when you've put together your own recipe for success; we pay cash and Bershire's check will clear. In the meantime, read this book. Then, read it again. -- Warren Buffet from the foreword to The Pampered Chef The Pampered Chef is Doris Christopher's extraordinary account of how she turned an innovative concept and $3,000 investment into a business with annual sales approaching the billion-dollar mark. It is packed with real-life lessons and inspiring insights for small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In 1980 Doris Christopher, a former home economist and teacher, was itching to get back into the workforce after an eight-year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom. Drawing on her personal and professional expertise, and determined to make cooking easier and more convenient for families, she started selling high-quality kitchen tools through cooking demonstrations to groups of women in their homes. Today, the company she started in her basement, The Pampered Chef, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary and has grown into a corporation with tens of thousands of independent kitchen consultants. Now owned by Berkshire Hathaway, The Pampered Chef's Kitchen Consultants present more than a million Kitchen Shows a year, attended by more than 12 million people. THE PAMPERED CHEF is the story of the vision, energy, hard work, and chutzpah that drove Christopher and her company to the height of success. She describes her early days as a "one-woman show," chronicles the company's gradual expansion, its challenges and growing popularity, and the process, offers invaluable advice and sound strategies on how to found and grow a business, including: Hard learned lessons for start-up entrepreneurs How to create a business concept and set your priorities Knowing when to expand and when to slow growth so that demand doesn't overwhelm your operations or supplies How to counter the naysayers and deal with adversity Today, as at the company's founding, achieving a better balance between work and family remains central to The Pampered Chef's mission. THE PAMPERED CHEF brings Christopher's recipe for success to women, and men, everywhere.
Jaine Austen is looking forward to an indulgent spa getaway-until she learns it's more about deprivation than relaxation. Between miniscule meals and a deadly brush with fame, surviving this vacation will be no piece of cake. . . When Jaine's friend Lance surprises her with a trip to The Haven, an ber-luxe health spa on the California coast, she and her feline pal Prozac are eager to hit the road and bask in a week of pampering and pedicures. But upon their arrival, she discovers that this oasis in the hills is merely a fat farm in disguise, complete with celery-juice cocktails, humiliating weigh-ins, and a zero-tolerance position on carbs. And as she gets to know her fellow inmates, she realizes 300-calorie dinners aren't the craziest thing she'll be dealing with. Among her bulge-battling companions is Mallory Francis, a B-list movie star with a knack for making frenemies with everyone she meets. When she's found strangled during a seaweed wrap gone awry, Jaine is hard-pressed to think of anyone who couldn't have done it. Perhaps it was Kendra, Mallory's bitter sister-slash-personal assistant. Or maybe Clint, a macho former co-star whose dirtiest secret is in danger of being undressed in the drama queen's upcoming memoir. Or was it The Havens' pretty young masseuse, driven to commit a crime of passion when Mallory seduced her aerobics instructor husband Sven? With the suspects mounting faster than her hunger pangs, Jaine doesn't know who to believe. And when her search for truth, justice and contraband calories leads her straight to the cold-blooded killer, it seems murder may be on the menu once again. . .
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
I lie in bed and study the shadows on my ceiling, leafy and stretched oblong, not so different from the ones in Dayton. I try to work out what I feel about this new place, think I'll never fall asleep. Then the scent of Mother's Dayton soap in the sheets blurs me and I'm anesthetized into deep, dark Panama night. She is fifteen, ready for something-- anything--to happen. What happens is Panama. The U.S. government has asked her father to help build the Canal. The whole family will go, be a part of this historical event. But Panama isn't as she imagines. Americans live in the Zone, which has been designed to look and feel just like an American town. She wants more. She wants different. The fantasy is out there. She'll find it.
THE PANCATANTRA, composed around 300 CE, is the most famous book of animal 'folk' tales of India, a book that has had a greater impact on world literature than possibly any other piece of Indian literature.
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