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When the ruthless Black King Rugad, leader of the Fey, threatens to invade Blue Isle, he targets his great-grandchildren Arianna and Sebastian, who are loyal Islanders, but their efforts are thwarted by a discovery about Sebastian's true parentage.
"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
Academic scientist turned Hollywood screen writer, Mlodinow recounts his first year on the faculty at California Technical Institute, beginning in winter 1981, and his interactions there with renowned physicist Richard Feynman during his last years. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Fiancé and Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible for spouses and fiancés. Easy to understand, this one-of-a-kind book demystifies the immigration process, guides readers through the bureaucracy, and provides intensive instructions for each step.
This guide makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible. It helps couples make sure they're truly eligible and decide the fastest and best application strategy--whether married or unmarried, living in the U. S. or overseas.
From the back cover: Who are you seeing? Debra Daniels thinks she's found the answer to the age-old question women have been plagued with ever since Eve first said "Why not?" when Adam asked her on a stroll through the Garden. In need of a break from her matchmaking mother and a score of hellish blind dates, to her the do-it-yourself boyfriend-in-a-box kit is a gift from Above. Fiance at Your Fingertips: Touted as the single woman's best defense against pitying looks and speculative stares, it comes with everything the single-and-slightly-desperate woman needs to convince friends, family and coworkers that she has indeed found Mr. Right. And "Lawyer Logan" is definitely that. Tall, handsome... and fictitious. Debra is going to have an absolute blast with her faux beau-until he shows up on her doorstep, acting as if he has every right to be there, and in her arms. That'll be the start of a romance truly outside of the box, and where the real fun begins.
Some bonds can't be brokenWhen billionaire Gabriel Messena sees that former fling Gemma O'Neill might be settling down with another man, he knows he has to act fast. He wants her, and he'll use any excuse to get her back. Luckily, he needs a fiancée to regain control of his family's business, and he wants Gemma for the part.Gabriel's proposition is truly unexpected, though exactly what Gemma needs to secure permanent custody of her daughter. Their daughter. Being back in Gabriel's bed is amazing, but once he finds out what she's kept from him, how long will the honeymoon last?
Leo Zamos persuades his virtual PA, Eve Carmichael, to act as his fake fiancée at a business dinner. Thinking he's never met her before, Leo assumes that Eve's appearance will be as neat and professional as the work she's so efficiently performed for him. But soon he realizes how wrong he's been! With her soft curves, and lips that beg to be kissed, Eve is every bit as tempting as her namesake....Eve has accepted Leo's commission reluctantly-how can she, a single mom, refuse the fee he's offering her? But will he recognize her as the girl he once briefly met and for whom he felt a simmering attraction? When Eve sees Leo again, she knows that the one-evening masquerade she's signed up for is about to become a whole passionate night...in his bed.
The handling, or mis-handling of the run-up to and conduct of the war in Iraq will be debated for years. Using dozens of inside sources and citing dozens of documents, Thomas ricks chronicles the mistakes, misjudgements, lies, hubris and arrogance which lead to the invasion of Iraq and which have continued to make our involvement in Iraq a fiasco
Telephone, telefax, email and internet - the key ingredient of the inner workings is the conduit: the line which is designed to carry massive amounts of data at breakneck speed. In their data-carrying capacity optical fiber lines beat other technologies (copper cable, microwave beacons, satellite links) hands down, at least in the long haul. This book is a comprehensive source about optical fibers: Their structure, their light-guiding mechanism, their material and manufacture, their use. Several effects tend to degrade the signal as it travels down the fiber: they are spelled out in detail. Nonlinear processes are given due consideration for a twofold reason: On one hand they are fundamentally different from the more familiar processes in electrical cable. On the other hand, they form the basis of particularly interesting and innovative applications, provided they are understood well enough. A case in point is the use of so-called solitons, i.e. special pulses of light which have the wonderful property of being able to heal after perturbation. The book starts with the physical basics of ray and beam optics, explains fiber structure and the functions of optical elements, and continues to the forefront of applications. The state of the art of high speed data transmission will be described, and the use of fiber optic sensors in metrology is treated. The book is written in a pedagogical style so that students of both physics and electrical engineering, as well as technicians and engineers involved in optical technologies, will benefit.
The book covers the area of fiber optics from an engineering perspective. Emphasis is placed on data conversion between electrical and optical domains and the way limitations in each domain affect the other domain. Techniques to improve the fidelity of this conversion (both from electrical to optical domain, and vise versa) are also covered. The first few chapters cover the required theoretical background including fundamentals of fiber optics communication, fiber optics networks, converting the electrical data to light, light transmission in the medium of fiber as well as converting light back to electrical signal. A critical chapter is dedicated to characterization of optical signals. The following chapters use the theoretical background to address the design of fiber optic transceivers. The author emphasizes issues that fiber optic engineers should be familiar with, but are rarely discussed in books because they belong to an area which is neither purely electrical nor optical. The last few chapters cover issues such as standards (ITU, IEEE, FSAN, etc.), test and measurement methodologies, and reliability (over temperature performance, aging, failure rates, shock and vibration, etc.).
It's time to revolutionize the way you think about dieting! Bestselling author Brenda Watson shares the remarkable secret that helped her take charge of her health and change her life forever. Now you can do the same! The Fiber35 Diet will show you how to lose weight and improve your health by taking advantage of the extraordinary health benefits of fiber. In recent decades, a change has taken place in America. In contrast to the fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains once prevalent in our diet, we now consume an overwhelming number and amount of processed foods filled with refined sugars and harmful trans fats. As a result, we have almost completely stripped our diet of what is quite possibly the most beneficial nutrient on the planet. In addition to helping prevent many of the major diseases of our time -- including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer -- fiber helps to increase satiety, reduce hunger, and actually decrease caloric intake. The Fiber35 Diet will show you how getting 35 grams of fiber every day is the key to losing weight and staying healthy for life. Unlike many of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets that currently saturate the market, the Fiber35 Diet is based on scientifically verified techniques clinically proven to help you lose weight. Most important, this diet corrects one of the most dangerous falsehoods of our time: that carbohydrates are bad. The Fiber 35 Diet teaches you a lifetime eating system that helps you shed pounds safely and effectively. This book includes: Straightforward, easy-to-understand concepts that have been researched in detail and clinically proven. A personalized weight loss formula based on how many pounds you want to lose. Recommendations about dietary supplements and nutritious food choices. Healthful and fiber-rich recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. A comprehensive strength and cardio training program designed to help you maintain your ideal body weight. Twenty years ago, author Brenda Watson was overweight, chronically tired, and battling constant health problems. Today she inspires hundreds of thousands of people just like you with her story of personal transformation. By starting the Fiber35 Diet, you are taking the first step on your own journey.
Looking for answers after your diagnosis of fibromyalgia? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you'll find information on this condition of chronic pain, including symptoms of the disorder, the overall effect it has on your body, and how it will affect your life. As you deal with the chronic pain and fatigue, the more you know about the disorder, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
Fibromyalgia: the most common cause of widespread pain. Over 5 million Americans - mostly women - suffer from fibromyalgia, an invisible disorder that causes chronic muscle pain, fatigue, memory problems, lack of concentration, and numerous secondary symptoms. Recent research is finally revealing what causes this mysterious condition and is developing more effective treatment. The Fibromyalgia Help Book is a how-to guide that gives people with fibromyalgia practical tools for effectively managing the syndrome. Recommended for fibromyalgia patients, medical professionals who treat fibromyalgia, those seeking to understand fibromyalgia sufferers, and FMS support groups.
Looking for information on traditional and alternative treatments for fibromyalgia? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on deciding the best course of treatment for you, including information on traditional medications and alternative treatments. As you deal with treating fibromyalgia, the more you know about your options, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
Looking for support with the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on dealing with the chronic pain, handling the debilitating fatigue, and solving the various sleep issues that arise due to fibromyalgia. As you deal with these fibromyalgia symptoms, the more you know about the disorder, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
THIS CARING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE CAN HELP YOU FEEL BETTER-STARTING NOW. Fibromyalgia causes muscle stiffness and pain, debilitating fatigue, and numerous other symptoms. Most frustrating of all, people with fibromyalgia syndrome don't look sick; standard tests for injury or chemical imbalances often show nothing wrong. But if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know that your disease is real, and so is your pain. It's natural to feel discouraged--but don't give up! In fibromyalgia: Simple Relief through Movement, Stacie L. Bigelow--a motivational health counselor and FMS sufferer herself--gives hope to everyone with fibromyalgia with a simple program designed to help you benefit from the one thing that is known to help: movement. "The most important key to managing muscles affected by fibromyalgia," writes Bigelow, "is to keep them moving." Drawing on new medical understanding of fibromyalgia as well as her patients' and her own experiences, she explains what the disease is and how to implement an effective plan. She shows you: * Why traditional exercise programs are not for you * Which activities will reduce your pain--and which might increase it * How to balance your daily needs for healing rest and movement * How (and whether) to use muscle conditioning to decrease pain * How to stretch properly to reduce pain * How to communicate your needs to family members, coworkers, and health care providers. Presenting clear and specific advice on how to use movement safely and effectively to ease the pain of fibromyalgia, this caring, knowledgeable guide will give you an optimistic new mind-set about your pain, your body, and your future. STACIE L BIGELOW, M.A., is a health educator, researcher, and counselor who has had fibromyalgia syndrome for nearly ten years. She is the author of many health improvement courses used in a variety of settings and is an adjunct instructor of psychology at Adler Graduate School in Minnesota. With a degree in health counseling, she helps her patients improve their health and manage chronic illnesses through personalized exercise and stress management plans.
Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic medical disorder characterized by widespread pain and often coupled with other symptoms such as fatigue, disturbed sleep, chronic headaches, and other ailments. Recent research shows that the disorder is directly related to decreased levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The solution,renowned rheumatologist Dr. David Dryland argues, is to regulate levels of dopamine in the body through an "off-label protocol" using the FDA-approved medications Mirapex and Requip, which help mute pain signals traveling from the body to the brain. This vital and necessary book will also show readers how to: develop a protocol to successfully treat fibromyalgia; identify what causes the disease and its debilitating flare-ups; determine which symptoms can be attributed to fibromyalgia and which cannot; use non-drug treatments for relieving the painful symptoms of the disease; and more.
Leading investigators review the highlights of current fibrosis research and the experimental methodologies used uncover the mechanisms that drive it. In their discussion of research methodologies utilizing cultured cells to model various aspects of the fibrotic response in vitro, the authors describe the isolation, characterization, and propagation of mesenchymal cells, and highlight the similarities and differences between methods that are appropriate for different types of fibroblasts. Approaches for studying collagen gene regulation and TGF-b production are also discussed, along with experimental methodologies utilizing animal models to study the pathogenesis of fibrosis. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular MedicineTM series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principles behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form--in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an entire world, a review of a nonexistent writer's attempt to re-create Don Quixote word for word, a man with the disabling inability to forget anything he has ever experienced, and other metaphysical puzzles. But the true measure of Borges's greatness lies in the fact that his fictions--elaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they are--managed to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.From the Hardcover edition.
Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.
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