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The Doors were born in the sixties, a decade of bright colors, rebellion, and amazing creativity. Forty years later, you might think the Doors would seem like a relic from the past, like a tie-dyed T-shirt that's been washed too many times. But that's far from the case. Although this band definitely has its roots deep in the psychedelic, drug-soaked soil of the sixties, the Doors have managed to make the transition into the twenty-first century.
Aliens have given a precious relic, the star-stone, to the people of Earth but the harmony of the galaxy is at stake when it goes missing.
Dopamine, a catecholamine transmitter, plays a number of vital physiological roles in the brain and body, and, in recent years, studies on the role of dopamine in disease have opened new avenues of research and discovery. In Dopamine: Methods and Protocols, experts and key figures within the field provide detailed protocols on leading approaches in the study of dopamine within biological systems. Divided into sections on cellular/biochemical, imaging, genetics, and electrophysiology, this collections includes protocols for bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, receptor immunoprecipitation and proteomic analysis, creation and characterization of a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, real time measurement of dopamine in the brain, and modeling signal transduction in silico. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and convenient, Dopamine: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for students and experts alike, as well as for anyone interested in exploring the vast and crucial field of dopamine research.
The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop. With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . . Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.
Part 2 of the Dopeman's Trilogy, JaQuavis Coleman chillingly chronicles the life and crimes of Harlem resident Hazel Brown, as she rises to the highest highs and spirals into an inevitable, devastating downfall. Hazel has nothing and no one in her life; the only thing she "owns" is an insatiable addiction to heroin. Her addiction brings her to the slums, where she quickly learns the tricks of surviving--of hustling and getting her street smarts. She'll do anything to feed her habit, even if that means robbing and conning and selling her own body. Yet no matter how much heroin she does, the pain that's cut so deep within her never goes away in this story so intimate and compellingly written, you'll feel like you're walking in her shoes.
Hazel is alone in this cold world, and the only thing she has to her name is a strong addiction to heroin. With street smarts and hustle, she finds out about life in the slums. Willing to do any and everything to feed her habit, she robs, steals, cons, and sacrifices her body to satisfy her insatiable urge. Walk in the shoes of a dopefiend and feel her pain as she tells the story of her life--the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is a deep story that tells the rise and fall of a dopefiend by the name of Hazel Brown.
Doping in sports and the fight against it has gained increasing attention in recent years. The pharmacological basis for a possible performance enhancement in competitive sport through the administration of prohibited substances and methods as well as the analytical disclosure of such practices are comprehensively covered in 21 contributions by outstanding and distinctive authors.
High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed photograph on a missing children's website of a boy that looks just like her sidekick Brian, throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's past and family heritage.
Doppelgangers are monsters, hardwired for murder. They are not supposed to have doubts, but this one does. He wishes he could be different. More human, maybe. But even that can't stop him from killing people so he can take their places and live their lives. He has to do it; it's who he is. But when the doppelganger murders a small-town teenager, assumes his shape, and takes over his life, he's shocked by the world he steps into. Engulfed in a whirlwind of peer pressure, messy family dynamics, and a provocative relationship with a beautiful girl, he quickly learns that there's more than one way to be human, and many ways to be a monster. Told in the tortured voice of a most extraordinary teen, this contemporary gothic romance brews a captivating combination of violence, desire, and atonement. Here is the story of a monster yearning for a human life.
The case history involves a complicated set of liaisons of Dora, her father, her mother, Mr. K., Mrs. K., and the governess.
It's Valentine's Day! Dora and Boots can't wait to spend it together. They pick a favorite meeting place and set put with Map's help. Will they find each other on this special day? Only with your help!
A mean octopus has dumped garbage all over Mermaid Kingdom! The only way to save the mermaids is to find the magic crown! Come along with everyone's favorite explorer, Dora, as she crosses the Seashell Bridge, goes through Pirate Island, and then goes to the Silly Sea. Will Dora be able to save her ocean friends?
Join Dora and Boots as they jump into a fairy tale to save the Snow Princess! They have to save the Snowy Forest from melting away too. But they can't do it without you!
Dora loves her backpack. She always has what she needs inside. Join Dora and her pals as they try to reach the library before it closes, so Dora can return her books on time. Can Backpack help?
Join Dora and Boots as they go on exciting adventures before they go to sleep! Preschoolers will love this bedtime book with soft cover that includes two favorite stories: Good Night, Dora! and Dora's Bedtime Wishes.
Dora and Boots help Mr. Troll mind his manners.
What color are Boots's boots? What else is blue on Blueberry Hill? Find out as Dora and Boots visit their friends to learn about a rainbow of colors. Picture descriptions added.
Dora and Boots need to find the perfect pumpkin to make a pie with Abuela! Read along with your favorite explorer, Dora!
Weaving in and out among members of the opposing team, Dora dribbled the soccer ball and kicked it to Daisy. Daisy moved it closer to the goal and then, with one smooth kick, passed it back to Dora, who sent it sailing into the net. The Tornadoes' fans were especially excited because their team was playing a great game in the city tournament, in which all the schools in the area gathered to play against each other. The players left the field just long enough to catch their breath and position themselves for the kickoff.
Dorinda thinks that she and her sister, Tiffany, are totally different, but they actually have something in common - a love for music! Dorinda can dance and sing, and Tiffany can jam on the keyboard.
Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner--a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon's taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids' party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle . . . plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!
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