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"No matter how science has progressed, childbirth, in essence, has remained unchanged from ancient times . . . [It] is the last natural process left to us," writes internationally lauded obstetrician Dr. Tadashi Yoshimura. "The fact that it has remained unchanged means that there is truth in it." The truth and power of birth is the subject of Dr. Yoshimura's first book published in the United States. Yoshimura describes babies born so directly into the arms of their mothers that they do not cry, and women so transformed with pride and passion in their ability that they are joyous and forever changed. Instead of a medical emergency, Yoshimura describes birth as a transcendent and natural process that cannot be perfected, and that, when performed through the innate power of women, reveals what he calls a "mystic beauty." Full of delightful stories of birthing women and peaceful smiling infants, and helpful tips from his childbirth preparation program, Joyous Childbirth Changes the World is a must-read for all expectant parents and those who care for them. Yoshimura's clinic serves as a testament to the kind of compassionate birth culture that is possible if we prioritize the health and experience of women and babies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In describing the effects of mescaline, Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception opened a proverbial door for a generation of seekers. Watts walked through it with this classic account of the levels of insight that consciousness-changing drugs can facilitate "when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search, not of kicks, but of understanding." Watts and peers including foreword authors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (then Harvard professors) anticipated physicists' recognizing the individual's "inseparability from the rest of the world," the work of New Age thinkers who combine scientific findings and spiritual experiences, and federally funded clinical trials utilizing psilocybin to treat a variety of conditions. More than an artifact, The Joyous Cosmology is both a riveting memoir of Watts's personal experiments and a profound meditation on our perennial questions about the nature of existence and the existence of the sacred.
Six weeks to a healthy new you from the creator of the popular Joyous Health blog. Joyous Health, a fresh new approach to eating, will change the way you think about food with its simple and practical path that will create a healthy lifestyle. In just six weeks, holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy guides you through an easy-to-follow and flexible program and puts you on a permanent path to good health with amazing results, including improved digestion, weight loss, balanced hormones,lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, and much more. Joyous Health celebrates eating delicious whole foods and enjoying an invigorating lifestyle. Inside you'll learn all about the best foods and most nutritious habits for vibrant health, foods to avoid, and detox solutions. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Joyous Health includes eighty healthy recipes like Carrot Cake Smoothie, Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes, Thai Beetroot Soup, Curry Chicken Burgers, and Double-Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies
SHE'S HAVING THE RIDE OF HER LIFE...Corinne McCourt is starting over...the right way! After discovering her fiance with another woman, she's determined to be more daring, spontaneous...sexy. And what better way to begin than by swiping her fiance's precious Ferrari and hitting the open road....BUT WHO'D HAVE GUESSED THERE'D BE SO MANY DETOURS?Corinne's first stop-Las Vegas. There, she'll get lessons from the best-her wild child cousin, Sandee. Only, Corinne never dreams she'll end up masquerading as her bombshell cousin-a cousin who is wanted by the law! Still, after checking out seriously sexy Detective Leo Wolfman, Corinne has a feeling that having a cop on her tail-and in her bed-will be the best ride of all...
"New York Times"-bestselling author and "Today" show nutritionist Bauer offers "The LIFE Diet," a revolutionary weight loss plan to help readers get healthy and lose weight quickly.
Unsweetened almond milk has less than half the calories of skim dairy milk. It has the same consistency of whole milk, and it has more vitamins and minerals than soy milk. <P><P>If you can handle tree-nuts, then you have no excuse not to use almond milk every day of your life.With so many diets and eating habits out there-like vegan, gluten-free, and low-carb-it can be confusing to try keeping up with what kind of food is acceptable for specialty eaters. The beauty of almond milk is that it fits all of those eating habits and so many more. Even more perfect is that almond milk can be used in place of dairy, soy, or rice milk in almost any cooking situation.With these dozens of Instructables recipes in one convenient collection, you'll be on your way to a more almond-based lifestyle in no time! Only in this collection can you find amazing recipes like:Raw chocolate almond chia puddingVegan butternut biscuitsCreamy vegan baked potato soupVegan shepherd's pieHealthy chocolate banana breadAnd so much more!You don't have to be vegan, gluten-free, or even watching your weight to enjoy the healthy benefits of almond milk. With it, you know exactly what you're drinking; with The Joys of Almond Milk, you'll know exactly what you're eating, too.
"A rich, multilayered work of fiction, full of drama and written with deceptive simplicity."--Essence Nnu Ego, a hard-working, optimistic Ibo woman, remains fiercely determined to save her children from the devastation of war, the erosion of village life, and the breakdown of tradition.
A feminist literary classic by one of Africa's greatest women writers, re-issued with a new introduction by Stéphane Robolin. First published in 1979, The Joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society. Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a mother. Then, against the backdrop of World War II, Nnu must fiercely protect herself and her children when she is abandoned by her husband and her people. Emecheta "writes with subtlety, power, and abundant compassion" (New York Times).
This book takes a beginner's guide approach, giving you step-by-step instructions for creating a number of different jQuery plugins covering most of the common issues one may encounter when working on web pages and sites. It is a practical guide, which will show you how to design and build the most commonly used jQuery plugins.This book is for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the dynamics of jQuery when plugins come into play, as well as for those who are willing to push jQuery to its limits and develop awesome plugins to use in their websites. A little background information about JS and jQuery cannot harm, but even very beginners can have a chance to be introduced to the wonderful world of jQuery.
A practical tutorial with powerful yet simple projects that are quick to implement. This book is aimed at developers who have prior jQuery knowledge, but may not have any prior experience with jQuery Tools. It is possible that they may have started with the basics of jQuery Tools, but want to learn more about how it can be used, as well as get ideas for future projects.
<p>With the jQuery UI library, you can apply the power and standards of jQuery to user interface design, complete with interactive elements, animation, and themeable widgets. This concise, code-heavy guide demonstrates how to harness interactive features that HTML5 lacks, including tabs, accordions, and dialog boxes. You’ll also learn how to program common but complex tasks, such as managing drag and drop and autocomplete, that make it easier for users to interact with your site.</p>
Ten years ago, most scholars and students relied on bulky card catalogs, printed bibliographic indices, and hardcopy books and journals. Today, much content is available electronically or online. This book examines the history of one of the first, and most successful, digital resources for scholarly communication, JSTOR. Beginning as a grant-funded project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the University of Michigan, JSTOR has grown to become a major archive of the backfiles of academic journals, and its own nonprofit organization.Roger Schonfeld begins this history by looking at JSTOR's original mission of saving storage space and thereby storage costs, a mission that expanded immediately to improving access to the literature. What role did the University play? Could JSTOR have been built without the active involvement of a foundation? Why was it seen as necessary to "spin off" the project? This case study proceeds as an organizational history of the birth and maturation of this nonprofit, which had to emerge from the original university partnership to carve its own identity. How did the grant project evolve into a successful marketplace enterprise? How was JSTOR able to serve its twofold mission of archiving its journals while also providing access to them? What has accounted for its growth? Finally, Schonfeld considers implications of the economic and organizational aspects of archiving as well as the system-wide savings that JSTOR ensures by broadly distributing costs.
Mama puts Juan Bobo to work whenever he is having a good time. But he always finds a way to make work fun -- like using baskets instead of buckets to carry water, or sprinkling the pig with Mama's favorite perfume.
The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine passageway that connected the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This tale would be the catalyst for centuries of dreaming, and exacerbate English and Spanish rivalry.The search for the fabled Northwest Passage inspired explorers to seek out fame, adventure, knowledge and riches. Likewise, the empires of Spain and Great Britain were impelled by the hopes of finding a naval trade route that would connect Europe to Asia, thus securing their dominance over the other as an economic power. The story of the Northwest Passage is one of significant figures and great empires, jostling for a distant corner of North America.Gough provides meticulously researched insight, delving into diplomatic records, narratives of explorers and commercial aspirants, legal affidavits and court records to illuminate the journeys of Martin Frobisher, James Cook, Francis Drake, Manuel Quimper, José María Narváez, George Vancouver and Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, among others.A sea venture tied up with piracy, political loyalty and betrayal, all bound up in a web of international intrigue, Juan de Fuca's Strait is an indispensable contribution to the history of discovery on the Northwest Coast.
Details the life and exploits of the Spanish explorer who sailed among the islands of the Caribbean.
When U.S. Secretary of War Duncan Campbell and his family are kidnapped by vicious Guatemalan guerrillas, their only hope is U.S. Marshal John McCain. The kidnappers want their countrymen freed from a New Orleans jail, or the hostages will die--unless McCain and his men can get the Campbells safely out of a secluded Mexican hideout guarded by rooftop snipers, angry Dobermans, and two dozen very bad hombres led by bloodthirsty killer Josè Gristo. Even then, McCain will need every bit of his brains, brawn, and firepower to escort the Campbells by stagecoach all the way to Juarez--with the ferocious Guatemalans breathing down his neck.
In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's last novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as Master Juba, who lived in the nineteenth century.This engaging historical novel is based on the true story of the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz, and step dancing. With meticulous and intensive research, Walter Dean Myers has brought to life Juba's story.The novel includes photographs, maps, and other images from Juba's time and an afterword from Walter Dean Myers's wife about the writing process of Juba!red in the North and sent down South as slaves. England offers freedoms that Juba could only dream of in the States, and returning home may prove a dangerous decision.This novel is based on a true story, the intricacies of Juba's meteoric rise as an explosive young black dancer brought to life by Walter Dean Myers through meticulous and intensive research.
According to David Jubb, who has done the breakthrough work in this realm, life extension and health optimization require protein and antioxidant synthesis. Colloids of life and lifecolloids (spores), he says, are the real primordial building blocks of life, not the body cells. These colloids comprise the body's flora, whose vitality is crucial in creating sustained good health and long life. Jubbs Cell Rejuvenation focuses on how to optimize this bio-terrain, giving readers solid information about the science and techniques for reclaiming that inner terrain in relationship to protein and antioxidant synthesis. In a world of health practitioners who talk only in terms of disease, Dr. Jubb's focus is on the forces that allow health to flourish. This work represents a nontoxic, natural approach that gently creates a symbiotic relationship among body functions that contributes to overall health. Chronic fatigue, digestive insufficiency, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune challenge are all demystified in this important work.
Historical novel exploring the struggles of a Black family freed from slavery in Civil War era Georgia..
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