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Across Iron Age Europe the human head carried symbolic associations with power, fertility status, gender, and more. Evidence for the removal, curation and display of heads ranges from classical literary references to iconography and skeletal remains. Traditionally, this material has been associated with a Europe-wide 'head-cult', and used to support the idea of a unified Celtic culture in prehistory. This book demonstrates instead how headhunting and head-veneration were practised across a range of diverse and fragmented Iron Age societies. Using case studies from France, Britain and elsewhere, it explores the complex and subtle relationships between power, religion, warfare and violence in Iron Age Europe.
The new edition of this bestselling guide to newborn care has been fully revised and updated. Written by two pediatricians and focusing on the first few months of an infant's life, Heading Home With Your Newborn, 3rd Edition, includes new information on breastfeeding and the involvement of allergies, formula options, vitamins and supplements (vitamins, iron, fluoride, probiotics), sleep, extended stay in strapped-in positions(car seats, bouncy chairs), swaddling, diaper options, the impact of social media sharing, and capturing moments/sharing memories.
Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more.The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more.With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed!Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org:Sleeping by the BookThe Many Colors of PoopTo Bathe, or Not to Bathe
When the four Stanley children meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they're amazed to learn that she studies witchcraft. They're stunned to see her dressed in a strange costume, carrying a pet crow and surrounded by a pile of books about the supernatural. It's not long before Amanda promises to give witchcraft lessons to David, Jamie, and the twins. But that's when strange things start happening in their old house. David suspects Amanda of causing mischief, until they learn that the house really was haunted long ago.<P><P> Legend has it that a ghost cut the head off of a wooden cupid on the stairway. Has the ghost returned to strike again?<P> Newbery Medal Honor book
Amidst the blood and carnage of battle, the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead grows thin, and, occasionally, something slips through. Although usually dismissed as fantasy or fairy tale, history contains numerous stories of violent warriors, decapitated in battle, who return from the dead to terrorize the living. The ancient Irish called these malevolent spirits dullahan, but in English they are generally called headless horsemen. This book presents the history of these rare and dangerous undead warriors, explaining how and why they were created, describing their strengths and limitations, and finally revealing how they can be defeated. It also examines the best-documented encounters with these spirits, including the most famous and enduring manifestation, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
The book retells 19 tales and legends, some hundreds of years old, with modern settings.
WITNESS TO MURDER A gang of masked gunmen murder a man right in front of reporter Olivia Brant. Now they're after her-the newswoman witness who won't rest until she gets her story. She's rescued in the nick of time by a six-foot-four former bodyguard, but Olivia hardly feels safe. She's certain Daniel Ash is connected to her investigation into the dead man's business dealings, but how? With no one left to trust, Olivia accepts Daniel's offer of shelter at his abandoned country house in rural Ontario. But the killers are not far behind, and determined that Olivia takes the evidence she's uncovered to her grave.
Post-cyberpunk SF that recalls the darkness of M. John Harrison and the wild visual imagination of China Mieville and Hannu Rajaniemi, HEADLONG felt ahead of the curve when first published and now serves to show just why Simon Ings has remained on the cutting edge of genre fiction. Surgically connected to their swarming robotic workers, architects Christopher and Joanne Yale are turning the moon into a paradise. But now, without warning, the machines have pulled the plug and are building a new, insane future away from the control of human minds.
A fever dream of desires fulfilled. Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she's given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives. She's charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students…and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash. It's strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus—save one other. An eerie white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen's new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy's mysterious allure. RITA® Award nominated title from International Bestselling Author Tiffany Reisz.
Patience Creighton has devoted herlife to running her father's boarding school. But when the enigmatic master ofthe estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistresssuddenly finds her livelihood--and her heart --in the hands of one dangerouslyhandsome gentleman.At twenty-five, Patience Creighton isalready a spinster. The busy headmistress of Rosemere always expected a dashingman to sweep her off her feet and take her away . . . but that man never came.And since her father's death, keeping the school running and her mother happyhas been plenty to keep her occupied.William Sterling dallied his way intofinancial trouble and mortal danger. When he is assaulted by his creditors'henchmen on the road home from a tavern, he guides his horse to the doorstep ofhis tenant, the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. After being tended to byPatience, the wounded William rides off into the dawn--but makes a point tolearn more about the lovely headmistress.As he spends more time at Rosemere,something delicate begins to develop between William and Patience. But thatwill not deter William's creditors. With little money to repay his debts, andless for the upkeep of his estate, it becomes clear that sacrificing Rosemeremay be the only way to preserve his legacy. But it may also cost him hishappiness.
Lois-Ann Yamanaka's new novel tells the story of the Yagyuu family, who live in Hilo above Heads by Harry, the family's taxidermy shop. Every day a group of opinionated old futs from the neighborhood gathers outside Harry O.'s shop, where they discuss everyone in town (loudly) and drink beer and eat smoked meat into the pau hana hours. Back at home, things aren't quite as simple. Toni Yagyuu, the middle child, wanders through life in the shadow of her flamboyant big brother, Sheldon, who prefers the name Shelly and whose penchant for cosmetology causes Harry O. much consternation. Their younger sister, Bunny, is a provocative beauty and budding diva. At the heart of their rivalry is a small-town catch extraordinaire, Maverick Santos, football star and pig hunter for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Maverick's older brother, Wyatt, is a swaggering, macho thug who may be far more tender than he appears. Caught in the center of every conflict, Toni must choose between college life, the strange beauty of taxidermy, and the gore of the hunt. Graphic, compassionate, and brutally funny; Heads by Harry completes Yamanaka's haunting and memorable trilogy on growing up in Hawai'i.
In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans. Yet, rising fast through the ranks, he ended up working in "hospitality" for more than a decade, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who's seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department's dirty little secrets--not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it's like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge.Along his journey Tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. This book (and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill) will help you score late checkouts and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view charge magically disappear. Thanks to him you'll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly.
"Now ladies and gentlemen ... an amazing trio of trick riders, who will thrill you with daredevil riding and spectacular feats -the Three Tuckers!" Suddenly it is Peggy's turn to ride. No time to think, no time for anything but get ready, get set, "Heads Up!" How wonderful to be a part of the Tucker act! How comforting to be wanted by them - the first family Peggy has ever known. Will she be able to stay with them? Will she be allowed to keep Chief, the horse she alone can manage? Or will Mr. Mac, the trainer Peggy works for, succeed in his dishonest plan?
In the countryside, Inspector Cockrill investigates a wartime beheadingAs war rages in Europe, the citizens of London flee to the country. At Pigeonsford, a group of guests plays cards, drinks tea, and acts polite--but Grace Morland knows the strong emotions that lurk beneath the placid social surface. She's painfully in love with Stephen Pendock, the squire of Pigeonsford, but Pendock's smitten with young beauty Francesca Hart. One afternoon, Fran debuts a new hat, and Grace's jealousy gets the better of her. She exclaims, "I wouldn't be seen dead in a ditch in a thing like that!" She will soon be proven wrong. Grace is found dead with the hat on her head--and her head removed from her neck. To the scene comes the incomparable Inspector Cockrill, who finds that far more than petty jealousy lies beneath this hideous murder.
Jessica Bowen and Ryan Chang bring home a two-headed "joke" coin from the Horror Land souvenir shop. Soon, a simple coin toss transports them to a world of terror.
The night Johnny Danetello drove a dying girl through the streets of Brooklyn in his cab, he was trying to save her life. Instead he ran down a cop and lost her and his freedom. Every day in prison, Johnny knew that Angie Monticelli's family blamed him for her death, and that going home would be suicide. But Johnny has unfinished business with his former friend turned mob boss, Vinny Monticelli. Now Johnny has returned to converse with the doomed and the dead-and wait for Vinny to make his move. Survivors of a long-ago freak accident, the two men share access to alternate realities no one else can know-and to a past and present that will all become the same in a city only one of them can leave alive. . . .
Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history's brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children." It wasn't until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary--and consequent outcry--prompted were, Who are the role models for today's female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best--while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood discover that romance can appear in unanticipated places. No one takes in that their friend Callie Forester may be getting into trouble. She won't let anything deter her from her goal, which right now is to get back into competitive riding. So each day she takes to the trails around Pine Hollow for hours at a time, all alone. But the woods may not be as empty as she thinks.
"Luminous. . . . Each reading reveals the tug of opposites, and in this tension the poet shows her brilliance."--Library Journal, starred review Rash yet tender, chastened yet lush, Headwaters is a book of opposites, a book of wild abandon by one of the most formally exacting poets of our time. Animals populate its pages--owl, groundhog, fox, each with its own inimitable survival skills--and the poet who so meticulously observes their behaviors has accumulated a lifetime's worth of skills herself: she too has survived. The power of these extraordinary poems lies in their recognition that all our experience is ultimately useless--that human beings are at every moment beginners, facing the earth as if for the first time. "Don't you think I'm doing better," asks the first poem. "You got sick you got well you got sick," says the last. Eschewing punctuation, forgoing every symmetry, the poems hurl themselves forward, driven by an urgent need to speak. Headwaters is a book of wisdom that refuses to be wise, a book of fresh beginnings by an American poet writing at the height of her powers.
A British lawyer working for the Peruvian government attempts to arrest a United States ex-President for alleged war crimes. The ex-President, John Harris, is on an airplane in Athens when he gets the news of his impending arrest, and, with the help of his pilots, he begins an elaborate game of airborne cat-and-mouse, trying to evade European authorities. Meanwhile, his lawyer, a brilliant litigator with a checkered past, goes head-to-head with the Brits.
Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our environment, and our communities. Heal Local argues that "100-mile healthcare" can be equally valuable in terms of how we treat illness and injury and maintain wellness.This innovative guide demonstrates that by harnessing multifaceted whole plants, we can rely on homegrown or regionally produced herbs rather than importing exotics and non-natives. Based on the small apothecary model, author Dawn Combs explains how to: *Maximize the benefits of homegrown first aid, from increased freshness, potency, and effectiveness to community resilience and local economic growth *Make home herbal healthcare less intimidating and more attainable, by focusing on twenty herbs to effectively treat most common injuries and ailments*Implement a local medicine culture safely and sustainably, while protecting and respecting wild plant populationsMany herbals overwhelm their readers, presenting a list of hundreds of herbs, each with a different purpose. Heal Local empowers readers by showing that you don't need to know everything about every herb on the planet to create a complete home apothecary. Anyone can be self-sufficient with their wellness, regardless of their previous knowledge, experience, or available space.Dawn Combs is a homestead herbalist with over twenty years' experience and author of Conceiving Healthy Babies. As well as training others in herbal home healthcare, she treats her family's common illnesses and minor injuries with natural therapies, herbal remedies, and appropriate foods.
"All disease begins in the gut," Hippocrates instructed more than two thousand years ago. Today, more people than ever are struggling with gut-related chronic disease. In this visually stunning cookbook, GAPS Diet experts Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett offer more than 200 straightforward, nutrient-dense, and appealing recipes designed to heal your gut and thereby manage the illnesses that stem from it Developed by pioneering British MD Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, addictions, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, stemming from or exacerbated by leaky gut and dysbiosis. Gut and Physiology Syndrome (also GAPS) likewise refers to chronic gut-related physical conditions, including celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type one, and Crohn's disease, as well as asthma, eczema, allergies, thyroid disorders, and more. Dr. Campbell-McBride designed the GAPS Diet to restore the balance between beneficial and pathogenic intestinal bacteria and seal the gut through the elimination of grains, processed foods, and refined sugars and the carefully sequenced reintroduction of nutrient-dense foods, including bone broths, raw cultured dairy, certain fermented vegetables, organic pastured eggs, organ meats, and more. From basic bone broth and broth-based soups, such as maitake mushroom immune boosting soup in the first stage of the GAPS Intro Diet to roasted pork sausage with red onion and butternut squash, marinated cod fish tacos with coconut flour tortillas, and-for the adventurous-chicken livers wrapped in bacon during the full GAPS Diet, readers will discover a great deal of flexibility within this restrictive diet for delicious home-cooked and even kid-friendly meals. Readers will find recipes for salads, fish, poultry, meat, organ meats, vegetables, ferments, snacks, and even desserts, as well as sauces, dressings, and marinades. The Heal Your Gut Cookbook also walks readers through the key cooking techniques and ingredients that form the backbone of the GAPS Diet: working with stocks and broths, soaking nuts and seeds, using coconut, and culturing raw dairy. And, throughout, Boynton offers an encouraging perspective on the life-changing improvements to her family's health, as she, her husband, and their five children followed this challenging, but powerful, diet. An evolution of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, GAPS will appeal to followers of the Paleo Diet, who are still struggling for optimum health. The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a must-have if you are following the GAPS Diet, considering the GAPS Diet, or simply looking to improve your digestive health and-by extension-your physical and mental well-being.
Heal Your Gut With Bone Broth: The Natural Way To Get Minerals, Amino Acids, Gelatin And Other Vital Nutrients To Fix Your Digestionby Robin Westen
"This is a needed and helpful antidote to the stresses of modern times that assault mental and physical health. " -Publishers Weekly A PROGRAM TO BALANCE DIGESTIVE HEALTH IN SEVEN DAYS USING TRADITIONAL QUICK-AND-EASY BONE BROTH REMEDIES The key to a healthy, happy stomach starts with bone broth. Used by our ancestors for centuries, broth restores and promotes the healthy bacteria crucial for pain-free digestion. Heal Your Gut with Bone Broth unleashes these ancient, healing powers to conquer discomfort with a seven-day program, including: *Essential mineral information *Easy-to-follow daily meal plans *Simple, organic recipes *Trigger foods to avoid *Tips for long-term health Designed to quickly relieve tummy troubles, this book also details the added benefits of broth, including stronger bones, younger skin, healthy hair and weight loss.
A unique collaboration between a Tibetan doctor and two Westerners, introducing Tibetan medicine to a Western audience. With a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Doctors think they heal with drugs. But only living cells can heal. When something is out of balance, your cells move to correct it because bodies want to be well. HEAL YOURSELF! HOW TO HARNESS PLACEBO POWER shows how to tap into this mysterious process to get well and stay well by harnessing your body's natural healing power-the power of placebo.These amazing effects are not just "in the mind." They can be observed and measured in the body's physiology. When patients believe in the treatment, ulcers heal, warts disappear, cancer goes into remission, swelling reduces-cells actually look different under the microscope. When your doctor believes in the treatment, the impact is even more powerful -not in every case, of course. But in enough that science now accepts that something is going on!HEAL YOURSELF! explains how researchers believe that the stress response creates an environment that promotes physiological breakdown, while the relaxation Response creates a healing environment. HEAL YOURSELF! offers specific things you can do, and do today, to turn on your body's innate healing mechanisms, including meditation, prayer, laughter, listening to music and rocking, Qi Gong, gratitude and forgiveness, and more.healing mechanisms.