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Do we make our own destinies? Can we alter the courses of our lives?Cynthia Freeman's New York Times bestselling novel will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a second chanceTwenty-five years ago, Martin Roth made the most difficult decision of his life. He gave up the girl he loved, married a different woman, and raised a family. But he's just been given another shot at happiness.Sylvia has loved Martin since she was a young girl. They have two great children and a wonderful life together--until a love from Martin's past threatens everything she's worked so hard to build.Jenny McCoy can't believe she and Martin have found each other again--but she's never gotten over his cruel betrayal. Is she ready to forgive the sins of the past for a second chance?Moving between countries and across time, Illusions of Love tells the story of a man, his heritage, and the crisis of faith that brings his life to a crossroads.
The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals.When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief.After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't? The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against he government that could cost them their lives.
No nation stages massive parades and collective performances on the scale of North Korea. Even amid a series of intense political/economic crises and international conflicts, the financially troubled country continues to invest massive amounts of resources to sponsor unflinching displays of patriotism, glorifying its leaders and revolutionary history through state rituals that can involve hundreds of thousands of performers. Author Suk-Young Kim explores how sixty years of state-sponsored propaganda performances---including public spectacles, theater, film, and other visual media such as posters---shape everyday practice such as education, the mobilization of labor, the gendering of social interactions, the organization of national space, tourism, and transnational human rights. Equal parts fascinating and disturbing, Illusive Utopia shows how the country's visual culture and performing arts set the course for the illusionary formation of a distinctive national identity and state legitimacy, illuminating deep-rooted cultural explanations as to why socialism has survived in North Korea despite the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and China's continuing march toward economic prosperity. With over fifty striking color illustrations, Illusive Utopia captures the spectacular illusion within a country where the arts are not only a means of entertainment but also a forceful institution used to regulate, educate, and mobilize the population.
The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life. The Five books are descriptions by Musashi of exact methods, or techniques, which are described by such elements.
Cataloging everything from historic photographic processes to the latest advances in digital technology, this reference contains nearly 5,000 entries explaining the terms and techniques of photography. An ideal sourcebook for anyone with an interest in photography, entries include words associated with shooting techniques, digital imaging terms, specialized photographic subgenres, the science of photography, and notable photographers. Each entry blends ample cross-references with detailed explanations to provide both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts with an essential resource.
Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more.Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.
Whether you're an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, Basic Homebrewing will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Learn all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it-malt, hops, yeast, and water. Easy to understand and beautifully illustrated, this book covers everything from the history of brewing, to basic methods and explanations of needed equipment and ingredients, to advanced brewing techniques and delicious recipes.
Rich in world history and political power, veiled in secrecy, and rife with rituals and arcane symbols -- from art and architecture to the images that adorn our currency -- the Freemasons arose from ambiguous origins centuries ago to play a major role in drafting the initial documents of the United States, and even in constructing the intricate landscape of Washington, D.C., itself a virtual mystery by design. These puzzles lay the foundation for Dan Brown's serpentine thriller, The Lost Symbol, and also raise provocative questions. Why do some Masonic symbols remain obscured, while others are hidden in plain sight? Which presidents were the embodiments of Masonic ideals? What is the significance of the construction of the Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and the physical layout of Washington, D.C.'s roadways and cul-de-sacs? And to what secretive end do they all lead? Now millions of curious fans can follow Robert Langdon step-by-step, and discover for themselves the answers to the absorbing conundrums posed by The Lost Symbol in this comprehensive, fully illustrated, and intricately detailed tour of the arcana of Washington, D.C. It takes readers through the enigmatic codes, captivating trivia, unfathomable riddles, intriguing records, historic maps, ciphers, and conspiracies of the phenomenal bestseller. What's more, it reveals the fascinating details of a world of unknown locales, mysticism, intrigue, and secret societies -- all of which lie in the shadow of The Lost Symbol.
A systematic approach to breaking down the parts of medical terms is used, allowing readers to grasp basic medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology.
Anyone who owns a horse or who works with horses and ponies knows the importance of ensuring that they are healthy, well-behaved, and well-disciplined. This is more easily said than done; like humans, horses are individuals and they often have specific care and management problems. Some of these problems are inherent in their physiological makeup; others may be man-made because of the environment provided. Still others may be caused by accident or by infection. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse and Pony Care is an authoritative and practical guide to all aspects of looking after the horse and pony. It is designed to meet the needs and stimulate the interests of anyone involved with horses and ponies - from parents buying their child's first pony to breeders and trainers. The book is divided into four main sections, beginning with Buying a Horse. Each aspect for consideration in this section is presented on a double- page spread including conformation, temperament, and identification. Color photographs are combined with superb color paintings to provide a thorough guide to colors and natural markings. The second section, Handling the Horse, includes step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs on how to approach, catch, and lead a horse; various methods of restraint for adults and foals; how to transport your horse by road, rail, sea, or air. There are beautifully detailed illustrations showing the various types of saddles and bridles, sequences of color photographs showing the correct way to put on the tack, and useful advice on how to care for this valuable equipment. The next section which is the main focus of the book, concerns the healthy horse. Guidelines are set out for daily care, including feeding, grooming, and exercise with important points presented in charts for quick and easy reference. Periodic care includes worming and teeth care, with chapters on shoeing and vaccination. Vital first-aid techniques are explained with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. One of the most important features of the book is its coverage of specific health problems. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and sound veterinary practice, Tim Hawcroft has illustrated and enumerated the most common and easily-recognizable illnesses and accidents that a horse may suffer from. These diseases and problems are arranged from A-to-Z with details of signs, symptoms, and treatment given for each ailment. The fourth and final section of the book discusses breeding. There are chapters on selection and management of the stallion and mare; preparation for the service; pregnancy diagnosis including details of the latest ultrasound techniques; a series of color photographs illustrating the various stages of foaling; advice on how to care for the mare after foaling; common diseases and problems of foals with full details of treatment; and, finally, specific care requirements of youngstock.
Here is the straight-up dope on how to make your own clothing. With or without patterns, machines, or fancy materials--anyone can do it! Got some old clothes that you love and that fit well? Use them as patterns for new ones. Want something new and spectacular, something that fits right along where your head is moving? Cut up, remodel, add on, and let your old stuff evolve! Readers will embrace the step-by-step illustrations, clear and encouraging prose, and timeless collection of clothes--from skirts and pants to dresses, a waistcoat, and even a teeny-weeny bikini. The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book promises to be both an indispensable resource and a much-noticed collectible on every hipster's bookshelf.
See the history of civilization through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms!The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating tools of battle. More than three hundred photographs of an eclectic mix of weapons were specially commissioned from the 8,000-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. Spanning the globe and hundreds of years, they include the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Heinrich Himmler's rifle. A variety of rare weapons of espionage and combination curiosa makes the collection of special interest to even the most seasoned weaponry connoisseur.In The Illustrated History of Guns, the extraordinary weapons from the Berman Museum of World History are collected in this one-of-a-kind volume. Within these pages, you'll find weapons owned by Benito Mussolini, Belle Starr, Hermann Goering, Napoleon III, and Kaiser Wilhelm.Chuck Wills offers historical perspective of the people, places, and times important to the development of firearms, with special features that illuminate such topics as the Civil War and trench warfare. The rare and wonderful pieces collected here and their commentary offer something for the history buff, cultural anthropologist, and weapons enthusiast alike.
Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that's what Dolphin thinks--she just wishes Marigold wouldn't stay out quite so late or have mood spells every now and again. Dolphin's older sister, Star, loves Marigold too, but she's tired of looking after her. So when Star's dad shows up out of the blue and offers to let the girls stay with him, Star jumps at the opportunity. But Dolphin can't bear to leave Marigold alone. Now it's just the two of them, and Dolphin is about to be in over her head. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
In The Art of War, Sun Tzu says: "If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."Welcome to the secret world of the ninja master! The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is your ultimate guide to the esoteric knowledge and teachings of the ancient Japanese ninja masters. It provides ninjutsu devotees with the first detailed understanding of this shadowy and mysterious martial art form.This handbook contains step-by-step instructions that allow you to master the 40 most devastating ninja fighting techniques. It was created with the blessing of legendary ninjutsu master Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, who taught for many generations in the Bujinkan School--generally recognized as the leading ninjutsu school in the world.The Bujinkan Dojo encompasses nine separate ryu-ha or martial arts schools that are based in Japan and headed by Hatsumi. Bujinkan ninjas use both armed and unarmed fighting techniques, with weapons such as swords, bamboo shinai, and staffs. They also learn to defend themselves unarmed against weapons attacks. Author Remigiusz Borda studied and taught Bujinkan ninjutsu for many decades, and in this book presents the unique system created by Masaaki Hatsumi--the 34th Grandmaster and head of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu lineage.The Illustrated Ninja Handbook is based on hundreds of years of actual ninja combat experience and contains the traditional knowledge of the legendary Shinobi warrior clan who were instrumental in helping found the Tokugawa Shogunate.
This new and fully updated edition of the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices, covering important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. This book examines theatres and their equipment, tools and materials, and scenery construction, as well as the principles of electricity and implementation of a lighting design. New additions include: * Hundreds of unique hand-drawings that illustrate lessons, giving detailed, dimensional instruction * New chapters on stage management and electrical theory as it relates specifically to stage lighting * Completely revamped chapters on metal frame construction and the practice of entertainment lighting covering DMX signals, dimmer mechanics, power distribution, digital lighting * Eco-friendly tips on how to reuse and recycle props and set material * Multiple do-it-yourself projects and practice problems *Companion website with a solutions manual and how-to videos that give an exclusive visual on crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage Illustrated Theatre Production Guide, Second Edition offers techniques and best-practice methods from an experienced industry expert, creating a foundation on which to build a successful and resourceful career behind the scenes in theatre production.
This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: 'The Frog Prince', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and dozens more.
Charles Peirce's Illustrations of the Logic of Science is an early work in the philosophy of science and the official birthplace of pragmatism. It contains Peirce's two most influential papers: "The Fixation of Belief" and "How to Make Our Ideas Clear," as well as discussions on the theory of probability, the ground of induction, the relation between science and religion, and the logic of abduction. Unsatisfied with the result and driven by a constant, almost feverish urge to improve his work, Peirce spent considerable time and effort revising these papers. After the turn of the century these efforts gained significant momentum when Peirce sought to establish his role in the development of pragmatism while distancing himself from the more popular versions that had become current. The present edition brings together the original series as it appeared in Popular Science Monthly and a selection of Peirce's later revisions, many of which remained hidden in the mass of messy manuscripts that were left behind after his death in 1914.
ILLUSTRATOR CS5 IN SIMPLE STEPS provides a thorough, step-by-step approach to learn and master the skills required to work with Illustrator CS5. The book explains the core concepts of vector graphics and promises to enhance the skills required in graphic designing. In this book, you explore the new features of Illustrator CS5, such as perspective grid, drawing modes, Width Tool, and Shape Builder Tool. The content presented in the book is equally helpful for the beginners as well as advanced learners. An easy to understand, step-by-step approach, supplemented with practical implementation and a plethora of real-life screenshots are some of the distinguishing features of the book. The book covers: The new and improved features of Illustrator CS5 The procedure to create and save Illustrator documents The new Drawing Mode feature, which allows you to create an object behind or insider another object The procedure to group, ungroup, lock, unlock, and align objects in Illustrator The procedure to apply colors using various panels, such as COLOR, SWATCHES, and KULER The procedure to create and apply gradients The procedure to manage and format text using Character and Paragraph Styles The procedure to create interesting effects using Illustrator effects The procedure to work with symbols and 3D effects, such as Revolve The procedure to save, export, and print documents in Illustrator CS5
Warm, loving pictures accompany this upbeat look at how a family grows when a new baby comes home. A companion volume to I'm a Big Brother.
Whether it's for health, humane, or taste reasons, many young people are vegetarians. This is the perfect book to help them be healthy ones. It provides a history of vegetarianism, advice on balancing one's diet, yummy food ideas, and, best of all, ways to cope with sticky situations. How do you handle the inevitable trips to the local burger joint? How do you resist Grandma's attempts to get you to try just a bit of her famous roast turkey? How do you respond to dire predictions that it's meat that makes you strong? For young people who are vegetarians, or for those who are thinking about making the switch, this is an invaluable resource.
Find a Job You Love With Your English Degree What do Steven Spielberg, Alan Alda, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Diane Sawyer, and Stephen King have in common? That's right#150;they were English majors who now have successful careers. I'm an English Major, Now What?helps English majors and graduates understand their skills and talents so they can find satisfying jobs across a diversity of fields and dispels common fears and misconceptions that English majors will never make good money. In this book, you'll learn: How an English major background can be very marketable How an English major's skills can be applied to an array of jobs and careers (beyond teaching and writing) How an English major can develop valuable skills and experience through school and extracurricular activities You'll also find answers to common questions such as: Should I go to graduate school? Should I wait? How do I begin a freelancing career? Would I do well in a corporate setting? Authored by a former English major with professional experience across many areas, including corporate communications, journalism, publishing, teaching, and writing, this guide also features more than a dozen interviews with English majors who were able to translate their skills into satisfying careers.
After Tiffany lands a position as executive producer and head writer for the hit television series Boy Crazy, her career is skyrocketing. All seems perfect, until she learns that the network will be cancelling her show. To add insult to injury, when she returns home from work, she catches her man in bed with the hired help. Despite her personal problems, she's determined to move on and find a new home for her show. She pitches it unsuccessfully to every network on her list, until she finally piques the interest of the cable network TiMax. The only problem is that the network is run by Langley Green, father of Tressa Green, who happens to be the fiancée of Tiffany's high school crush, Kory Banks. Touted as the queen of L. A. , Tressa not only wants to keep her man away from Tiffany, but she's also going to see to it that Tiffany's show never sees daylight again. With an undeniable attraction and a secretive lust brewing between them, Kory does everything in his power to resist the temptation. He pulls away from Tiffany and tries to focus on his fiancée, but it isn't long before the drama hits the fan. Tressa's schemes and manipulative devices to destroy Tiffany could cause her to lose more than she ever imagined.
Experience the vampire world for the holidays through the eyes of Gigi Scanlon in this e-novella prequel to The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire from beloved paranormal romance author Molly Harper! College co-ed Gigi is headed home to Half-Moon Hollow for her first Christmas since her sister, Iris, was turned into a vampire by her beloved undead husband, Cal. Iris is working overtime to make this holiday as normal and special as possible. After all, it's taken her months of working with Jane Jameson and the Hollow's vampires to convince herself that she won't bite her baby sister on sight. Gigi has her own worries. She's falling out of love with her high school sweetheart, Ben, and has no idea how to tell him. She's got a secret job interview with terrifying teen Council official, Ophelia Lambert. And there's a handsome but cagey vampire following her around town and then disappearing before Gigi can confirm that he's not, in fact, a figment of her fertile imagination. Holidays with family are complicated. Christmas with an undead family can be downright dangerous.
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