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An eye-opening study undermining our focus on nutrients as the key to healthy eating.
This 1989 book is intended as an introductory survey of the philosophy of the social sciences. It is essentially a work of exposition which offers a toolbox of mechanisms - nuts and bolts, cogs and wheels - that can be used to explain complex social phenomena. Within a brief compass, Jon Elster covers a vast range of topics. His point of departure is the conflict we all face between our desires and our opportunities. How can rational choice theory help us understand our motivation and behaviour? More significantly, what happens when the theory breaks down but we still cleave to a belief in the power of the rational? Elster describes the fascinating range of forms of irrationality - wishful thinking, the phenomenon of sour grapes, discounting the future in noncooperative behaviour. This is a remarkably lucid and comprehensive introduction to the social sciences for students of political science, philosophy, sociology and economics.
Meet the hilarious Nut family--stars of a new series from the creative genius behind the #1 New York Times best-selling Pete the Cat books! Features:Read & Play functionality [where available]Book Description:It's bedtime at the Nut House, but Hazel and Wally Nut aren't ready to settle down just yet. Instead they're bouncing, wiggling, and howling at the moon, and it's up to Mama Nut to guide and wrangle her lovable and rambunctious little ones into bed. Litwin's expert use of repetition, call-and-response, and clever rhyme offers an unforgettable interactive reading experience inviting readers young and old to join in and have fun. With lively, rip-roaring illustrations by Scott Magoon, this new series starring the Nut Family will have everyone going nuts for it.
Renowned cookbook author Susan Herrmann Loomis has traveled extensively to collect recipes that incorporate every kind of nut-from almonds to Brazil nuts, and everything in between. In these delectable recipes, you'll see nuts as much more than a tempting snack. Loomis shows how they complement, and can be the centerpiece of, every single meal of the day. Included in this imaginative collection are more than 100 easy-to-make recipes for small plates, salads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Start with breakfast and serve Waffles with Walnut Whipped Cream or Apricot and Pine Nut Compote. Share an evening with friends by serving Anise- and Fennel-Spiced Walnuts or Brazil Pesto with Pasta; next, move on to a main course of Gingered Fish on Spiced Macadamia Butter; and finish with refreshing Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream or Coconut Sticky Rice with Peanuts. Loomis provides an invaluable collection of The Basics-including recipes for Almond Milk, Lemony Hazelnut Butter, Poppy Seed Dressing, and Macadamia and Coconut Sprinkle-for stocking every pantry and adding a new dimension to daily meals. Along with the wonderfully diverse recipes in this book, you'll find nutritional information, menu ideas, and different kinds of food-simple, exciting, flavorful, unusual, easy, and good for you, too. Nuts in the Kitchen is the ultimate culinary guide for using these wonderful, healthful ingredients in inventive, sophisticated, and astonishing ways. Whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan, or a meat eater, you'll find yourself turning to this book over and over as you prepare meals large or small.
If you take the time to read only one business book this year, I strongly encourage you to read NUTS!. --From the Foreword by Tom Peters
Nutty put the sack with the school Christmas collection into his locker, and someone took eighty dollars and left the rest of the money. Why take only part? And who could it be? Who even knows Nutty's locker combination? These questions face Nutty, president of the student council, and his three friends--Orlando, Bilbo and Ritchie. And they had to have answers soon. Because Nutty has to produce the money at the student council meeting. Nutty's sure who the thief is. The problem is to prove it. Only Nutty and his friends, along with their genius friend and former classmate, William Bilks, come up with many devious and funny ways to trap a thief, funny to the boys but methods that get them in serious trouble with the school principal. There are clues, but no thieves. Soon all five, but especially Nutty and William, are in deep trouble before William, with his usual aplomb, solves the problem. As always, not in a way anyone else expects. Fans of, The Hobbit., will be less confused than Nutty who realizes he really doesn't want to fail as student council president. Look for 7 other books in this series in the Bookshare Collection. Book one is, Nutty For President, and book 3 is, Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy.
[from the dust jacket] "Nutty Nutsell, Student Council president, feels proud of himself. He has made it possible for a bunch of kids to go skiing during the Christmas holidays. And for once everything he planned seems to be working. He and Orlando and Bilbo and Richie and even William are all going--and are rooming together. It is when they reach their room that the problem begins. Hidden in a drain in the bathroom are some plans that look important and a note asking the finders not to turn the plans over to anyone, but to wait for him to reclaim them. He will use the code name Russian Roulette when he approaches them. Is the owner's life really in danger as the note says? Are the plans really that important? And if so, where can they be hidden? Who will come looking for them? What should the boys do? The answers to the first two questions come quickly. The plans are hidden in a safe place, thanks to William's genius. And it is soon apparent that a lot of people are looking for them. But where is Russian Roulette? And who is he? Before those questions are answered, the boys have encountered wild chases on the snow-covered hills, when not all of them are good skiers; a desperate escape from a locked hotel room; and threats of all kinds, enough to keep them alert and to wonder if their lives are as much in jeopardy as the life of Russian Roulette. This is a companion book to Nutty for President and Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief." which can be found in the Bookshare collection.
Hillside Manor's neighbors all adored proprietor Judith McMonigle Flynn's festive suggestion to deck the halls and houses in their cul-de-sac with eye-catching Christmas finery -- except Enid Goodrich.The grumpy old humbug refused to cooperate.Then someone cooked her Christmas goose -- silencing Enid's objections with a handy hatchet. Though Judith's already got a lot under her tree -- what with holidy business booming and the anticipated unwanted arrival of hubby Joe's soused ex-spouse -- she's not about to let murder mess up what's left of her seasonal spirit. With the help of irrepressible cousin Renie, Judith's determined to wrap up this case for Christmas -- and expose the Scrooge-slayer who felt strongly that the only Goodrich is a Deadrich.
From the dust jacket: "Nutty Nutsell is back, this time with his local recreational basketball team--the Lab School Labradors--and the Labradors are in trouble. The team has only won one game in two years, and that game only because the other team forfeited. Worse than that, this year their coach is Nutty's father, who makes long-winded speeches about team spirit and pride, but knows nothing about basketball. The answer? William Bilks, boy genius, of course. Although William doesn't know a whole lot about basketball either, he is willing to research basketball strategy and help develop some plays. But beyond that he tries something different--working with Nutty on a deep concentration technique, much like imaging, in which Nutty imagines himself making a perfect shot and then, in reality, does it. It is not long before the team is at the top and Nutty is a fifth-grade basketball phenomenon. Everything he does is perfect. No one has ever seen anyone play the sport like him before. He is certain to get a college scholarship, to play in the NBA. His future is unlimited, that is until Nutty, who feels nothing while in his "trance," has second thoughts about whether all the success and fame are worth the price of being nothing but a machine." This is the fourth book in the Nutty Nutsell series,. You'll find NUTTY FOR PRESIDENT, NUTTY AND THE CASE OF THE MASTERMIND THIEF, and NUTTY AND THE CASE OF THE SKI-SLOPE SPY in the Bookshare Collection.
From the back cover: " When William unveils his plan to make Nutty Nutsell the president of the Student Council, Nutty isn't sure if he's a nerd or a genius. After all, Nutty is a fifth-grader and only sixth-graders can hold office. But then, Nutty doesn't know that William has a way of handling adults--especially principals and teachers!" Nutty doesn't agree with his own campaign promises any more. How will he manage to get better food for lunches and longer recesses? He wants to quit, but he'll miss the extra attention and his proud parents beg him not to give up. Nutty thinks the girl running against him would be a better president. He is memorizing speeches he thinks are wrong. People tell him what he's doing is regular politics. Nutty's starting to think playing basketball, doing homework, almost anything., is better than politics. Read more about Nutty's funny, confusing, life as a fifth grader in the next three books in the nutty Nutsell series. Bookshare has #2 Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief, #3 Nutty and the Case of the Ski Slope Spy, and #4, Nutty can't miss, and there are more Nutty books to come.
North West London comes vividly to life in NW, the new novel by the author of the bestselling White Teeth and Man Booker-shortlisted On Beauty. This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation . . . Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone - familiar to town-dwellers everywhere - Zadie Smith's NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself. Praise for Zadie Smith: 'A tremendous talent' Boyd Tonkin, Independent'A writer of remarkable wit and originality' Observer'One of the handful of novelists writing at present who really matter and who, we may confidently assume, will "last". She is "canonical"' The Times'[It is] impossible not to admire Smith's marriage of humanity, humour and intellect' Irish Times 'An outstanding novelist with the powerful understanding both of what the brain knows and what love knows' ObserverZadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is also the author of a collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and the editor of The Book of Other People.
Nyagra Ensley is beautiful, smart, and very successful. In a word, she's damn near perfect. But it's lonely at the top because perfection can only tolerate perfection. That means only the "perfect" man will do. But searching for a soul mate repeatedly turns her life topsy-turvy. While her career is booming, her love life has as much spark as a firecracker in a swimming pool. As she continues her quest, the more disappointing, depressing--but humorous--her life becomes. All this searching has made her tired. She vows to loosen up and become less superficial for the New Year. Her resolution activates her ability to view people for who they are on the inside and unlocks the door for a man that doesn't fit her every criterion--or does he?
Along Came Polly...Surgeon Johnny Griffin's world stopped when he lost his wife and unborn child. Now only his little patients can brighten Johnny's day. Until the moment bubbly new nurse Polly Seymour whirls into his ward and turns his life upside down!She's the ray of sunshine this brooding doc needs-the only woman who can make him feel alive again. It could be the second chance Johnny's dreamed of...if he doesn't let her slip through his fingers....
Breaking all her rules...Head nurse Scarlet Miller's take-no-prisoners attitude makes her a force to be reckoned with on the neonatal ward, but no one has ever questioned her devotion to her patients. She thought her hidden vulnerability was impenetrable...but E.R. doc and struggling single dad Lewis Jackson ties her heart up in knots! Suddenly this tough-cookie nurse is wondering if Lewis and his troubled daughter might actually be her undoing....
Gorgeous surgeon-with a guarded heartHotshot surgeon Dan Morris fixes his little patients' heart, but no woman has ever melted the icy barricades around his own. Then he meets cheery Molly Shriver, the physiotherapist treating his injured son. Her joie-de-vivre helps Dan see the world in a new light. Molly might be able to see behind Dan's mask to the damaged man beneath, but she knows better than most that letting her help him heal is a whole other issue....
Some secrets are best shared...Since making the ultimate emotional sacrifice for her sister, counsellor Lucy Edwards has kept her feelings buried and her heart on lockdown. Enter neurosurgeon Ryan O'Doherty, complete with piercing blue eyes and roguish charm. Working with him on an emotive case brings all of Lucy's painful memories to the surface...and even closer to Ryan. Lucy's finally tempted to let someone in-but will their fragile relationship survive her most difficult revelation?
Israeli Military Intelligence agents Eytan Eckstein and Benni Baum are about to conclude a delicate prisoner swap between Israel and her nemesis, Iran. But when a suicide bombing at the Israeli embassy in New York throws the plan into chaos, they discover the involvement of Martina Klump, a vicious German terrorist who has an old score to settle with Baum. If Eckstein and Baum can't stop her, Klump will not only thwart the prisoner swap, but ignite an all-out war between Israel and Iran.Steven Hartov was born in the United States and educated at Boston University. After serving in the U.S. Military Sealift Command, he emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces parachute corps and Military Intelligence special operations. He is the author of the espionage trilogy, "The Heat of Ramadan," "The Nylon Hand of God," and "The Devil's Shepherd," and co-author of the New York Times best seller "In the Company of Heroes" and "The Night Stalkers." For six years, Hartov helmed "Special Operations Report" as Editor-in-Chief. He currently serves as a Task Force commander in the New York Guard and is writing a new novel. A superior thriller, dark and exciting. . . . The finest sort of espionage thriller.- Publishers WeeklySuspenseful action and twisty plotting. . . . a fine beat-the-devil tale.-Kirkus Reviews The gripping take, full of twists and turns, rockets from New York to Washington, D.C., to Casablanca and thence to the Algerian Sahara. It's climax is a hair-raiser.-Lake Oswego Review
The first and only vampire book to be declassified by the federal government . . . Felix Gomez went to Iraq a soldier. He came back a vampire. Now he finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue when an old friend prompts him to investigate an outbreak of nymphomania at the secret government facilities in Rocky Flats. He'll find out the cause of all these horny women or die trying! But first he must contend with shadowy government agents, Eastern European vampire hunters, and women who just want his body . . . Skewering sexual myths, conspiracy fables, and government bureaucracy, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats reveals the bizarre world of the undead with a humorous slant and a fresh twist.
This atlas tells the story of United States' history through maps, graphs, pictures, and words.
A collection of maps with outlines of major events in history. It helps students know where History and Geography intersect.
Presents the diary of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.
Kennedy's O Albany! is in part the non-fictional stories he covered in his novels, Legs and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. Kennedy retells the exploits of the bootlegger Jack 'Legs' Diamond, the bungled 1933 kidnapping of John O'Connell, Jr., heir to the Albany Democratic machine and explores the Albany of his past, including its demographics and vanished neighborhoods.
Two years ago Niall Williams and his wife, Christine Breen, abandoned their urban careers and paychecks and their many comforts to return to the rugged, rural life of their ancestral Ireland. They emigrated back to the land of their forefathers. Answering a sentimental longing to reconnect to the place of their origin, they booked one-way tickets, pooled and budgeted savings, and bundled up their worldly possessions. Niall would write, Christine would paint, and they would soon grow produce and maintain live-stock. The town they settled near was the village of Kilmihil, 12 miles from the sea, on Ireland's western coast. The place is damp, gray and utterly beautiful. The house, her great grandfather's cottage is heated only by turf which Niall must learn to cut from the nearby bogs and burn in the open fireplace. There is no telephone, no chain saw. There are no restaurants, cinemas, subways, cities or sounds other than the wind, the rain and the jackdaws. Christine sets upon the overgrown garden, salvaging the flowers from among the weeds. The garden, she realizes, was first put in by her great grandfather 200 years earlier. Though the skies rain for an entire summer, she manages to paint and even teach aerobics to the local ladies, as she also strives to earn the welcome she finally receives as Jack O'the Grove's granddaughter.Niall learns to kill a chicken, rids the house of a hoard of bees, finds the burial grounds of a mythical giant and ultimately takes a course to learn to be a farmer. Together Niall and Christine brought the farmland of Kiltumper back to life and together they have written this journal, delightfully illustrated with Christine's art. Niall and Christine first met at University College in Dublin, the city where Niall was born and raised. Christine was born in New Jersey and raised in New York. She graduated from Boston College. They have stories and poems published in Ireland in the past 2 years. Before that Christine worked in New York City at a medical journal and Niall was a copywriter at a mass market publishing house, where he also penned a romance newsletter under the name of "Sarah Reynolds."
Mudlavia Elizabeth Stuckey-FrenchThe Brief History of the Dead Kevin BrockmeierThe Golden Era of Heartbreak Michael Parker The Hurt Man Wendell BerryThe Tutor Nell FreudenbergerFantasy for Eleven Fingers Ben FountainThe High Divide Charles D'AmbrosioDesolation Gail JonesA Rich Man Edward P. JonesDues Dale PeckSpeckle Trout Ron Rash Sphinxes Timothy Crouse Grace Paula FoxSnowbound Liza WardTea Nancy ReismanChristie Caitlin MacyRefuge in London Ruth Prawer JhabvalaThe Drowned Woman Frances De Pontes PeeblesThe Card Trick Tessa HadleyWhat You Pawn I Will Redeem Sherman AlexieFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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