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Dying to be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guideby Ira M. Sacker Marc A. Zimmer
Dr. Sacker and Dr. Zimmer explain in full detail the causes and symptoms of these disorders and how and where to find help. Using case histories and first-person accounts by patients, their families, their physicians and friends, Dying To Be Thin is the complete resource for anyone concerned with these dangerous disorders.
Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is going nowhere faster. Forced to trade in her chic life for a shabby one, she's now on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past . . . . Helen Hawthorne has just found her new calling as a telemarketer. And it's not long before she's disrupting dinner all over the country with her pesky calls. But during a phone survey to the home of Henry Asporth, she's the one who gets an earful when she overhears an argument, followed by a scream--and then dead air. Was someone being strangled? Or was it just a loud movie? Helen searches the office computer database to learn more about Asporth and the much younger woman he allegedly lived with . . . before she disappeared. And soon Helen's in over her head, chasing clues and trying to avoid a close call . . . with a killer.
La aterradora historia de un viaje sin regreso... Cada día, cientos de personas toman incalculables riesgos para cruzar la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos en busca de trabajo y mejores oportunidades de vida. Pero para un grupo de inmigrantes que cruzó la frontera ilegalmente y se subió a un trailer la noche del 13 de mayo del 2003, este sueño se tornó en una tragedia. Al menos 73 personas abordaron la parte de atrás de un camión que debía llevarlos de Harlingen, Texas hasta la ciudad de Houston, a unas 300 millas de distancia. Pero a las cuatro horas tuvo que detenerse cerca de la ciudad de Victoria, donde se abrieron las puertas del trailer para encontrar que varias personas, incluyendo un niño de 5 años, habían muerto por asfixia, deshidratación y un calor insoportable, y muchos de los sobrevivientes ya habían desaparecido. Con la pasión y la minuciosidad que lo caracteriza, el periodista Jorge Ramos nos cuenta los detalles de esta desgarradora tragedia, a la vez que busca comprender cómo algo tan inhumano puede suceder en pleno siglo XXI. A través de entrevistas con cuatro sobrevivientes que tuvieron el valor de hablar de su experiencia, conversaciones con los familiares de los difuntos y un exhaustivo análisis del juicio a la persona responsable de esta tragedia y de las implicaciones del incidente en las políticas migratorias estadounidenses, Jorge Ramos relata uno de los episodios más tristes de la historia moderna de este país.
INTRODUCING JENNIFER MARSH What does it take to get a book contract? That's the lament of every unpublished author--including aspiring murder-mystery novelist Jennifer Marsh. After submitting eight diligently crafted manuscripts to every prominent publisher in New York, Jennifer has collected enough rejection letters to wallpaper a room. But that doesn't stop her from concocting one killer of a scheme for her next novel. And suddenly Jennifer's lifelong love affair with crime fiction brings her face to face with real-life murder. . . .
British socialite Zoe Anderson-Howe's pampered life is abruptly shattered when she's taken hostage by FARC guerrillas while on a business trip to Bogota. While her father struggles to come up with the ransom, she must endure hardships that test her both mentally and physically. Elite Operative Fetch has been living in the Colombian jungle for six months on a mission to infiltrate the FARC and orchestrate the rescue of western hostages. When Zoe is added to her assignment, Fetch's sense of duty must override the disdain she initially feels for the self-indulgent tabloid queen. The task of freeing Zoe gains new urgency when it appears she may be the key to stopping a mysterious new virus that is racing across the globe, killing indiscriminately. The support Fetch counted on is needed elsewhere. Can she get Zoe out of there on her own, and will that be enough to save the millions of lives in peril? Fourth in the romantic intrigue series: Elite Operatives
A lone survivor in a zombie-infested world, Jonah Caine wandered for months, struggling to understand the apocalypse in which he lives.Unable to find a moral or sane reason for the horror that surrounds him, he is overwhelmed by violence and insignificance. Then Jonah comes across a group of survivors living in a museum-turned-compound. They are led by Jack, an ever-practical and efficient military man; and Milton, a mysterious prophet who holds a strange power over the dead. Both share Jonah's anguish over the brutality of their world as well as his hope for its beauty. Together with others, they build a community that reestablishes an island of order and humanity surrounded by relentless ghouls. But this newfound peace is short-lived, as Jonah and his band of refugees clash with another group of survivors who remind them that the undead are not the only--nor the most grotesque--horrors they must face.
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Cry No More" turns up the heat and pours on the suspense in her latest romantic thriller, as childhood friends are drawn into a tangle of secrets that may cost them their lives.
A baffling series of multiple homicides leaves Atlanta's Deputy Chief of Detectives Elaine Jentzen no choice but to call in FBI agent Trace Callahan. Elaine is aware of Trace's reputation for being as ruthless as the killers he tracks-but she isn't prepared for the immediate and dangerous attraction that ignites between them.Trace is convinced a serial killer known as the Gamekeeper is behind the deadly sprees. But the evidence begins to point to Trace-until Elaine discovers a link in the crimes: a computer game.When Elaine logs on, she receives a message:> Trace will be next to die.Now the only way Elaine can save Trace is if she plays the game.But not by the Gamekeeper's rules....
When Dodie Blackstock, only child of multi-millionaire Wolf Blackstock, is told that her mother's body has been found in a housing estate in Hackney, she is shocked. When she is told that her mother, Susan, has been dead for less than 48 hours, she is devastated. For Susan was kidnapped, apparently by a politically motivated group, when Dodie was nine. Susan was never found, and she was presumed dead. Traumatised by her lonely childhood, Dodie has been estranged from her dysfunctional and complicated family for years. She returns to Camoys Hall, the Blackstock's stately home, to talk to her step-mother Joan, who lives there by herself. But when she arrives, she discovers that Joan, surprised by an intruder, has had a fatal heart attack. Alone with her memories in the big house, Dodie must come to terms with the anger she still feels for her father whose vast fortune she has now inherited. She must make up her mind whether she can trust Jimmy, the local boy who appears to have her best interests at heart. Most importantly she must find out who it is who is sending her anonymous and threatening letters; who it is who's waiting in the darkness outside Camoys Hall, watching her every move . . .
Written by lesbians of different ages, races and religions--and compiled by one of the gay movement's best-known writers and activists--these original essays give vibrant voice to the diversity of the lesbian experience. Celebrating the many ways in which the lesbian experience is unique from all others, many of these pieces focus on specific lesbian concerns such as sexual practices, raising children and higher incidence of certain illnesses. Beyond pointing out these differences, the essays also provide a comprehensive view of the many phases of lesbian life by covering diverse topics like body piercing, coming out and work. Short narratives--"To Mother or Not to Mother," "Confessions of a Lesbian Vampire," "About Being an Old Lesbian in Love," and more--complement and enrich the main essays, adding a unique personal tone to the collection. A mix of the serious and the irreverent,Dyke Life is an important contribution to gay and lesbian literature.
Dylan Quade was a man's man, whether he was running cattle on his Bar X ranch, breaking a bronc or carousing in the rowdy saloons of Jackson Hole. He had no use for any woman, least of all the bedraggled charity case his shiftless kin were trying to palm off on him. Rachel Sutter had been wedded and widowed on the same day, and now his dirt-poor cousins were claiming she'd make Dylan a fine wife. Not if he had anything to say about it!
Private detective Dylan Delacourt had only to look into baby doctor Kelsey James's beautiful green eyes to know he'd move heaven and earth to find her kidnapped son. But having lost his own son to his ex-wife, Dylan had a particular distrust of single mothers. Especially when, despite their increasing attraction, Kelsey seemed to be withholding crucial information....But learning the truth of her secret and revealing his own buried anguish gave Dylan new hope. Suddenly, whatever risks he had to take seemed worthwhile, for he might find not only Kelsey's son and his own--but the love of a lifetime, as well.
Hailed as "rodeo's bad boy" for his talent at taming bulls and women, Dylan Creed likes life in the fast lane. But when the daughter he rarely sees is abandoned by her mother, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs ranch. Somehow the champion bull rider has to turn into a champion father-and fast. Town librarian Kristy Madison is uncharacteristically speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who'd left a trail of broken hearts-including her own-is back...and this time Kristy's determined to tame his wild ways once and for all.
Will Dylan give up riding for good? <P>Dylan Becker used to be one of Christina Reese's best friends. They like to do all the same things. He even loved horses as much as she did! But lately, Dylan has been spending more time playing soccer than riding his horse, Dakota. In fact, he's thinking of giving up riding entirely--only one "little girls" like horses, he says. <P>Christina can't believe it. Has Dylan really outgrown his love of riding? Even worse, has he outgrown their friendship? <P>Whether jumping a cross-country course, galloping a powerful racehorse, or just riding on the trails, only one thing matters to Christina and her friends: the special bond between horse and rider. If you love horses, then you'll love reading all the books in the "Thoroughbred" series.
Isabella Trueblood made history reuniting people torn apart by war and an epidemic. Now, generations later, Lily and Dylan Garrett carry on her work with their agency, Finders Keepers. Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remains the same. Lost! One locket. A locket that certain people want badly enough to kill for, and Julie Cooper is the only one who can lead them to it. So far, she's managed to stay one step ahead, but she's tired of running. Now she's going to take things into her own hands.... But Dylan Garrett won't let her. Found Freedom. No way is Dylan going to lose Julie - there's nothing he won't do to ensure the safety of her and her precious baby. He'll crack the case - or die trying - because if he doesn't, neither he nor Julie will ever be free to follow their destiny....
Bull-riding champion Dylan "The Devil" Gentry had females of all ages eating out of the palm of his hand. Except his pretty physical therapist, The no-nonsense Brenna Farren. His stolen kisses-aimed to make her quit-only made him more eager to keep the feisty redhead around!and once the ruggedly handsome cowboy learned that Brenna was expecting and alone, his protective instincts kicked in. Knowing her family would be disappointed in her single status, Dylan proposed a temporary marriage to give her unborn babe his name. But would Dylan take the biggest dare of all-and settle down?
Jimmie Walker was born in 1947 in the Bronx. At 22, he began performing as a standup comedian and was eventually discovered by the casting director for "Good Times." Walker was the first successful young black sitcom star, and his catchphrase--"Dyn-o-mite!"--remains an indicator of the era. He continues to tour the country doing stand-up and lives in Las Vegas.
The developing of in vivo neuroscience techniques is rapidly improving the specificity and sensitivity of measurements of brain function. However, despite improvements in individual methods, it is becoming increasingly clear that the most effective research approaches will be multi-modal. Thus, it is the researchers who are familiar with many in vivo techniques who will be able to make the most substantial contributions to our understanding of dynamic brain function. In Dynamic Brain Imaging: Multi-Modal Methods and In Vivo Applications, leading experts specializing in magnetic resonance, electrophysiology, and optical imaging methods explain basic principles of their respective techniques and demonstrate their power in depicting functional activation patterns en route to a basic understanding of the dynamic processes underlying various neuroimaging signals. The novel results, from various species, provide a new understanding of dynamics of neural activity that span a wide spatiotemporal range. Numerous cutting-edge applications are used as examples to illustrate enticing possibilities of combining techniques toward studies of normal function and disease. Exclusive examples of dynamic functional imaging of the cerebral cortex, olfactory bulb, and retina are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of each method for applications to the neurosciences. State-of-the-art techniques described include multi-photon optical imaging, multi-array electrical recordings, heteronuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Up-to-date and user-friendly, Dynamic Brain Imaging: Multi-Modal Methods and In Vivo Applications is designed to be accessible to both specialist neurophysiologists and general neuroscientists. It reviews the fundamental, theoretical, and practical principles of magnetic resonance, electrophysiology, and optical methods as applied in the neurosciences and shows how these tools can be used successfully to answer important questions in brain science.
The US Constitution is by no means just a fragile nut-brown document left in a nice glass case at the end of some corridor. Fallon (constitutional law, Harvard Law School) focuses on the social impact of the Constitution, and he begins with its original design and describes the theories and processes of judicial review. He examines civil rights including freedom of speech and association, freedom of religion, protection of economic liberties, equal protection, and fundamental rights. He analyzes the separation of powers, elections and political democracy, limits on state power and resulting individual rights, war and emergency, the reach of the Constitution and the enforcement power of Congress. After his very interesting conclusion about the future of constitutional law, he takes that fragile document out of its case and prints it as an appendix, for those amongst us who have misplaced it somewhere. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Raised Congregationalist in New England, Mairs is a convert to Catholicism. She is also a feminist, a radical, a political activist -- and all this in a church that tends to scorn her kind of progressive iconoclasm. "A Dynamic God" explores why and how Mairs deals with those contradictions and still identifies as Catholic, and what she finds to love in that tradition. Doctrinally, Mairs parts ways with the mainstream Church with few regrets. The people she worships with celebrate communion in each others homes without a priest, discuss politics, and defy Church opposition. But the Catholic rituals and imaginative structures that Mairs loves shape her life. In the Latino image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, for instance, she finds inspiration for a commitment to social justice. In her unmistakable, vibrant voice, she writes about sin and abundance; understanding vocation in a life circumscribed by multiple sclerosis; and celebrating life.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Includes directions for protecting students from injury, how to play such games as soccer, and seemingly everything a teacher would need to design and implement a successful and appropriate PE program for young students.
Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms: Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists (9th edition)by George W. Maxim
This is the basic premise of Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms-- taking advantage of children's natural curiosity and built-in desire to learn. Because this ninth edition directs primary attention to capturing the natural learning style of children, students will be referred to as "young social scientists." The young social scientists in our classrooms put subject matter to work to find and solve problems just like practicing social scientists do. This kind of teaching does not minimize the subject matter, for social scientists rarely find a powerful and interesting problem without substantial background knowledge. It simply suggests that subject matter can be put to work to stoke the curiosity in our students.
The Dynamic Terrorist Threat: An Assessment of Group Motivations and Capabilities in a Changing Worldby Cheryl Y. Marcum Susan S. Everingham Jill Hoube Kim Cragin M. Rebecca Kilburn Sara A. Daly
As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation's policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. As part of the RAND Corporation's yearlong "Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism" project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess and analyze the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fresh foundation of threat analysis on which future counterterrorism strategy may build.
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