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Beyond the Gate of Worlds

by John Brunner Robert Silverberg Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

From Silverberg: The three novellas in this book trace their ancestry to my novel The Gate of Worlds, which I wrote in 1966: an exuberant alternate-universe story which I intended, originally, as the first volume of a trilogy.

Beyond the Glen

by Diane Haeger

As children, half-sisters Marielle and Colleen roamed the heather-covered hills of their Scottish hamlet until Marielle's French mother fled their troubled home, tearing Marielle from a sister who was also her best friend. Now twenty years later, this beautiful, respected journalist who suffers from constant internal turmoil, returns to her quaint home town Killin in the Scottish Highlands to find the sister she loves, the past she lost, and the fulfillment of her destiny. But Marielle's cherished hope for a reunion is shattered when she discovers Colleen was the victim of a mysterious accident. She also finds a wheelchair bound teenager injured the night of the accident, the town baker and Coleen's widower live in her old home. Determined to uncover the truth, Marielle turns to two men-one of them her sister's smolderingly attractive ex husband, the other, a wise, gentle, childhood friend-who will link the secrets of Colleen's life inexorably with her own in this powerful, evocative tale of heartbreak and love. Marielle's tenacity helped by touches of magic, enable her to make peace with the past which has paralyzed her spirit, opening her heart to the possibility she can find love, and find the confidence to brighten the lives of others and ultimately her own.

Beyond the Good Death

by James W. Green

In November 1998, millions of television viewers watched as Thomas Youk died. Suffering from the late stages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Youk had called upon infamous Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian to help end his life on his own terms. After delivering the videotape to 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was arrested and convicted of manslaughter, despite the fact that Youk's family firmly believed that the ending of his life qualified as a good death.Death is political, as the controversies surrounding Jack Kevorkian and, more recently, Terri Schiavo have shown. While death is a natural event, modern end-of-life experiences are shaped by new medical, demographic, and cultural trends. People who are dying are kept alive, sometimes against their will or the will of their family, with powerful medications, machines, and "heroic measures." Current research on end-of-life issues is substantial, involving many fields. Beyond the Good Death takes an anthropological approach, examining the changes in our concept of death over the last several decades. As author James W. Green determines, the attitudes of today's baby boomers differ greatly from those of their parents and grandparents, who spoke politely and in hushed voices of those who had "passed away." Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in the 1960s, gave the public a new language for speaking openly about death with her "five steps of dying." If we talked more about death, she emphasized, it would become less fearful for everyone.The term "good death" reentered the public consciousness as narratives of AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases were featured on talk shows and in popular books such as the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie. Green looks at a number of contemporary secular American death practices that are still informed by an ancient religious ethos. Most important, Beyond the Good Death provides an interpretation of the ways in which Americans react when death is at hand for themselves or for those they care about.

Beyond the Grave

by Mara Purnhagen

I can't move forward with my life, until I know my demons are confined to the past...Being Charlotte Silver, the daughter of famous paranormal investigators, means my life isn't like that of other teenage girls. Especially after what happened to my parents. Things changed. I missed prom and deferred my big college plans. But I still have my boyfriend, Noah. He's everything I could want-if I can figure out what's up with him. Suddenly Noah is secretive.I fear it has something to do with what happened to us three months ago. The bruise Noah suffered during a paranormal attack has never completely faded. Now I've learned Noah is researching demons. And when he disappears, it's up to me to find him-before something else does.

Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues #4)

by Jude Watson

A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what's behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do? It's a wild race that will take Amy and Dan deep into the bowels of the earth ... and right into the hands of the enemy.

Beyond the High Road (Forgotten Realms: Cormyr #2)

by Troy Denning

The seer Alaundo prophesied that seven scourges would sweep Cormyr way in ruin. For centuries the royal family has stood watch against that day and devoted their lives to the protection of the realm. But in a time when their ancient guardians slumber and their most loyal servants disappear, when a terrible evil prepares to sweep down upon their home -- Who will protect the royal family?

Beyond the Highland Mist

by Karen Marie Moning

He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . . An alluring laird...He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart--until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length--but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.A prisoner in time...She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .From the Paperback edition.

Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research

by Institute of Medicine

In the realm of health care, privacy protections are needed to preserve patients' dignity and prevent possible harms. Ten years ago, to address these concerns as well as set guidelines for ethical health research, Congress called for a set of federal standards now known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In its 2009 report, Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information concludes that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not protect privacy as well as it should, and that it impedes important health research.

Beyond the Homestretch

by Lynn Reardon

In Beyond the Homestretch, Lynn Reardon shares an unlikely story. In 2002, she quit her Washington, DC-area office job and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE. Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. Though now the director of this high-profile organization, Reardon didn't learn to ride until she was an adult. Here she presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, complete with colorful horses, jockeys, trainers, and gallop girls, beautifully depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them.

Beyond the Horizon (Heartland Special Edition #2)

by Lauren Brooke

Being away from Heartland has been anything but easy for Amy Fleming. The work at the horse sanctuary was her life for years. Now she is in a pre-vet program, and she has new challenges and new friends. Amy refuses to believe anything has changed. But as soon as she's come home for spring break and been reunited with her boyfriend, Ty, she gets a call from another vet student. Will Savage is on a ranch in Colorado where there's a horse that needs Amy's help. Torn between her old life and her new one, Amy has to decide. But, in the end, she learns that she isn't the only one who is moving on.

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

by Wallace Stegner

In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. <P><P>A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was."This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose." -Ivan Doig

Beyond the Known

by Tri Thong Dang

Beyond the Known is about the martial-arts quest, and a meditation on the art of discipleship. In a series of parables relating the experiences of an unusually talented but otherwise typical martial artist, it calls for teachers and practitioners of all martial arts to question their motives and goals, to go beyond the superficial dazzle of prizes and awards, beyond repetition of techniques, ultimately, to go beyond the known- the ultimate goal of the martial arts

Beyond the Laughing Sky

by Julie Morstad Michelle Cuevas

In the tradition of E. B. White and Kate DiCamillo comes the magical and moving story of a bird-like boy who longs to flyTen-year-old Nashville doesn't feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds?With an ear for language and a gift for storytelling, Michelle Cuevas will remind fans of Stuart Little and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon that anything is possible. Even flying.

Beyond the Limbo Silence

by Elizabeth Nunez

"[A] haunting story ... Bears witness to the struggles of an African Caribbean woman as she seeks to find her place in America without selling her soul." -BEBE MOORE CAMPBELL, Author of Your Blues Ain't Like Mine. When Sara Edgehill is given a scholarship to leave Trinidad and attend a college in Wisconsin, she is thrilled. America, the one she has seen in the movies, is a land of dreams, prosperity, and equality. Not like Trinidad, where her parents cast disappointed glances her way because she wasn't born with lighter-colored skin. But when Sara leaves her island's brilliant green fields and warm sparkling waters for the pale cornfields of the Midwest, the ties to her home and her past grip her as strongly as America's cold, winter winds. For as soon as Sara sets foot in her new home, she must make tough decisions. Wanting desperately to fit in, she begins to understand that in America, the color lines run deeper than they did even in Trinidad. And as Sara forms ties with two other West Indian students--the beguiling, haunted Courtney and the passionate, vivacious Sam--she is irrevocably pulled into the very center of America's exploding civil rights movement.

Beyond the Limit (Morgan's Mercenaries #30)

by Lindsay Mckenna

He's tackled tough military projects in hot spots around the globe. . . ;but Marine engineer Major Pete Trayhern has never faced anything as challenging as civilian Calandra Roland. Attractive and vivacious, she's definitely not the kind of person he thought would be in charge of building a crucial power station in war-torn Afghanistan. Since they have to work together smoothly, Pete is determined to ignore the instant sparks between them. But Cali's courage and disarming directness are slowly making him drop his guard-and igniting feelings he'd given up trusting. Now, with day-to-day danger the only sure thing and a ruthless conspiracy fast closing in around them, Pete and Cali will put their future and lives on the line. But will their sacrifice destroy their chance for love worth a lifetime?

Beyond the Lion's Den

by Erich Krauss Ken Shamrock

This book highlights the fighting life of Ken Shamrock, one of the most popular professional wrestlers in the WWE and the second most popular combatant in UFC history. It covers Shamrock's beginnings in amateur wrestling, his bouts in the WWE, to his most recent return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It exposes the victories, injuries, and personal struggles behind Shamrock's failures and successes. Featuring descriptions of his most pivotal fights, this book is a perfect complement to Inside the Lion's Den and will let readers into the full story of the "World's Most Dangerous Man."Also featured is a complete how-to section that covers Shamrock's most devastating techniques. With easy-to-follow instructions and photographs for 70 techniques, this book teaches Shamrock's entire submission fighting system.

Beyond the Lion's Den

by Erich Krauss Ken Shamrock

This book highlights the fighting life of Ken Shamrock, one of the most popular professional wrestlers in the WWE and the second most popular combatant in UFC history. It covers Shamrock's beginnings in amateur wrestling, his bouts in the WWE, to his most recent return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It exposes the victories, injuries, and personal struggles behind Shamrock's failures and successes. Featuring descriptions of his most pivotal fights, this book is a perfect complement to Inside the Lion's Den and will let readers into the full story of the "World's Most Dangerous Man."Also featured is a complete how-to section that covers Shamrock's most devastating techniques. With easy-to-follow instructions and photographs for 70 techniques, this book teaches Shamrock's entire submission fighting system.

Beyond the Market: The Social Foundations of Economic Efficiency

by Jens Beckert Barbara Harshav

Beyond the Market launches a sociological investigation into economic efficiency. Prevailing economic theory, which explains efficiency using formalized rational choice models, often simplifies human behavior to the point of distortion. Jens Beckert finds such theory to be particularly weak in explaining such crucial forms of economic behavior as cooperation, innovation, and action under conditions of uncertainty--phenomena he identifies as the proper starting point for a sociology of economic action.Beckert levels an enlightened critique at neoclassical economics, arguing that understanding efficiency requires looking well beyond the market to the social, cultural, political, and cognitive factors that influence the coordination of economic action. Beckert searches social theory for the components of an alternative theory of action, one that accounts for the social embedding of economic behavior. In Durkheim and Parsons he finds especially useful approaches to cooperation; in Luhmann, a way to understand how people act under highly contingent conditions; and in Giddens, an understanding of creative action and innovation. Together, these provide building blocks for a research program that will yield a theoretically sophisticated understanding of how economic processes are coordinated and the ways that markets are embedded in social, cultural, and cognitive structures.Containing one of the most fully informed critiques of the neoclassical analysis of economic efficiency--as well as one of the most thoughtful blueprints for economic sociology--this book reclaims for sociology the study of one of the most important arenas of human action.

Beyond the Master Cleanse

by Tom Woloshyn

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF THE MASTER CLEANSE EVERY DAY Stay Toxin Free Keep the Weight Off Increase Energy Improve Skin and Hair Eliminate Allergies Maintain a Healthy ColonSpending ten days on The Lemonade Diet is a proven way to transform your body and health. But if you return to your former unhealthy habits, you will quickly undo all you gained. With its comprehensive post-cleanse program, Beyond the Master Cleanse allows you to maintain and extend the Master Cleanse's amazing benefits.Beyond the Master Cleanse explains how to identify and overcome the most common difficulties you will encounter in your post-cleanse life. Drawing on the principles and power of The Lemonade Diet, this book's program offers an effective way to keep your body from sliding back into a toxic state. From easy parasite cleansing and tips for avoiding common toxins to overcoming addictions and transitioning to your new diet, Beyond the Master Cleanse shows how to continue the healthy transformation you started with your cleanse so that you can live a happier, healthier and more prosperous, abundant life.

Beyond the Matrix

by Patricia Cori

Those concerned with the current eco-crisis most often look only to scientists and politicians for solutions. In this important book, Patricia Cori invites another, overlooked group--perhaps the most important one--to join the discussion. Beyond the Matrix collects some of the most provocative, forward-thinking interviews conducted on Cori's radio show of the same name, bringing together leaders in various fields of alternative thinking to propose new and exciting perspectives on the future of humanity as we approach the potentially life-changing 2012.Beyond the Matrix offers a portrait of a refreshingly optimistic future in a time when we are bombarded with an apocalypse scenario as the future of our civilization. The book features no-holds-barred, in-depth interviews with such renowned thinkers as New York Times best-selling author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, whom many call the Einstein of our times; respected UFO and ET investigator Stanton Friedman; radical Egyptologist Stephen Mehler; former astronaut and the sixth man on the moon Dr. Edgar Mitchell; crop circle expert Andy Thomas; intuitive physicist MaAnna Stephensen; Paradigm Research Group director Stephen Bassett; founder of bluevoice.org Hardy Jones; and nine others. The probing conversations cover a bracing range of subjects, from string theory, UFO and extraterrestrial life, crop circles, and ecology to healing, Egyptian mysticism, ascension, and other significant topics that swirl in our minds as we face a new paradigm for human exploration, where spirit and science finally merge. With its blend of fascinating dialogue and higher ideals, Beyond the Matrix offers both hope and reassurance in these challenging times.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond the Melting Pot: The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City

by Nathan Glazer Daniel P. Moynihan

This is a classic study of various ethnic groups in New York City, their history, and social conditions through the 1960s.

Beyond the Miracle Worker

by Kim E. Nielsen

After many years, historian and Helen Keller expert Kim Nielsen realized that she, along with other historians and biographers, had failed Anne Sullivan Macy. While Macy is remembered primarily as Helen Keller's teacher and mythologized as a straightforward educational superhero, the real story of this brilliant, complex, and misunderstood woman, who described herself as a "badly constructed human being," has never been completely told. Beyond the Miracle Worker, the first biography of Macy in nearly fifty years, complicates the typical Helen-Annie "feel good" narrative in surprising ways. By telling the life from Macy's perspective-not Keller's-the biography is the first to put Macy squarely at the center of the story. It presents a new and fascinating tale about a wounded but determined woman and her quest for a successful, meaningful life. Born in 1866 to poverty-stricken Irish immigrants, the parentless and deserted Macy suffered part of her childhood in the Massachusetts State Almshouse at Tewksbury. Seeking escape, in love with literature, and profoundly stubborn, she successfully fought to gain an education at the Perkins School for the Blind. As an adult, Macy taught Keller, helping the girl realize her immense potential, and Macy's intimate friendship with Keller remained powerful throughout their lives. Yet as Macy floundered with her own blindness, ill health, and depression, as well as a tumultuous and triangulated marriage, she came to lean on her former student, emotionally, physically, and economically. Based on privately held primary source material, including materials at both the American Foundation for the Blind and the Perkins School for the Blind, Beyond the Miracle Worker is revelatory and absorbing, unraveling one of the best known-and least understood-friendships of the twentieth century.From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond the Moon

by Michele Hauf

Like most immortal witches, Verity Van Velde knows how to look after herself-and she knows better than to trust any man. But then, a vampire with a grudge roughs her up and steals her precious talisman. Before long, Verity is swept up in a terrifying intrigue-and into the strong arms of a devastatingly sexy vampire hunter. For the past four centuries, Rook has devoted himself to avenging a terrible loss. But something about this pretty witch calls to him, and it's not just her long legs...or her pouty lips...or her fiery magic. Something deep inside Rook knows that Verity may be his only chance to find his soul mate-and his soul.

Beyond the Moongate

by Elizabeth Quan

MOONGATES DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE OF OLD CHINA. Ancient Chinese architects had sculpted stone piled on sculpted stone to form round doorways, with the spiritual symbolism of the full moon. To step through one of these doorways was to step into a world of peace and happiness....And so it was in the 1920s that the Lee King family - father, mother, and six children, aged ten months to seven years - traveled from their home in Canada, across the Pacific Ocean, to inland China. There, they had the opportunity to step beyond the moongate into a land not yet touched by modern warfare or political unrest.The story of the moongate, tells of the two "golden" years the family spent with Grandmother in a remote village in the south, which hadn't changed for centuries. Step inside and live the long lazy days of a China forever gone. The moongate beckons....From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond the Myth of Self-Esteem: Finding Fulfilment

by John Smith Coral Chamberlain

Enticing yet potentially damaging 'myths' about self-esteem have become so deeply entrenched in pop culture that many accept them as truth. They have infiltrated parenting, teaching, the media, celebrity culture, advertising and even religion.Drawing on a wide range of resources and insights from his extraordinary experiences, John Smith uncovers common myths about self-esteem and explores their effects on individuals and society. To those who have come under the influence of these myths, he offers a fresh perspective on self-esteem and personal identity and the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life.Beyond the Myth of Self-Esteem is essential reading if you are looking for a deeper understanding of your world. It will be of particular interest to those who have encountered unexpected obstacles along the path to living their dreams or have a lurking suspicion that there must be more to life than chasing success and spending money.

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