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What happens when Bennie Harper finally meets her in-laws? Who will turn up dead?
How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception, and experience. Basing his ideas on common sense, Eco shares a vast wealth of literary and historical knowledge, touching on issues that affect us every day. At once philosophical and amusing, Kant and the Platypus is a tour of the world of our senses, told by a master of knowing what is real and what is not.
It is the story of how the Gandhian struggle for independence comes to one small village in south India.
Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason was written late in his career. It presents a theory of 'radical evil' in human nature, touches on the issue of divine grace, develops a Christology, and takes a seemingly strong interest in the issue of scriptural interpretation. The essays in this Critical Guide explore the reasons why this is so, and offer careful and illuminating interpretations of the themes of the work. The relationship of Kant's Religion to his other writings is discussed in ways that underscore the importance of this work for the entire Critical philosophy, and provide a broad perspective on his moral thought; connections are also drawn between religion, history, and politics in Kant's later thinking. Together the essays offer a rich exploration of the work which will be of great interest to those involved in Kant studies and philosophy of religion.
He's an award-winning record producer-and as a recording artist, Kanye West has won Billboard awards, Grammys, BET Awards, Mobo Awards, MTV Awards, and NAACP Awards. He's also received much criticism and controversy. Readers will learn about both in Kanye West.
New from best-selling USMLE author and award-winning medical educator, Dr. Conrad Fischer, comes the only full-color USMLE guide on the market to present the clinical conditions and patient care scenarios encountered on the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam. Students take the USMLE Step 2 CK Exam during their final year of medical school. The Step 2 Clinical Knowledge is a multiple choice exam designed to determine whether the examinee possesses the medical knowledge and understanding of clinical science considered essential for the provision of patient care under supervision.
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Earth is flat, empty, weary, and bare. Her children, too, had left her, all but a few who lived peacefully off the land. And then came the Kar-Chee, to crack Earth open and suck out what remained of her richness, threatening the twilight of th old planet with an evil beyond anything that had gone before. With them they brought their servants, beasts so creul and horrible that men could recall their like only from ancestral nightmares, and named them "Dragons . . ."
In Karate Basics, readers will learn:* The origination of Karate--the philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art * What happens in a Karate class--taking readers through their first class and explaining the gear and clothing used in Karate training * The basic elements of the style--stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches, and kicks * Sparring drills and kata to help students understand and apply the basics to their practice * How to progress in Karate--creating a training program, testing for belt promotion, and an overview of competitions and tournaments * A comprehensive list of resources helps students further develop their knowledge of and training in karate The Martial Arts Basics series provides a complete introduction to the martial arts. All of the books in the series are meant to coach beginning students through their first six months of practice--and beyond. These books allow students to gain a complete understanding of the art form from the very beginning--helping them progress faster and with a clearer vision of purpose.
Karate Breaking Techniques is the first book devoted solely to the art and techniques of breaking. The author, a highly experienced martial arts instructor and former Green Beret, explains clearly and systematically how to break boards, bricks, and other objects, and discusses practical applications of these techniques for self-defense. With over 500 outstanding photographs and sketches, this book demonstrates the breaks themselves, then, in a simple, step-by-step manner, teaches how to execute them properly and safely. Although kola and fighting principles differ from style to style, breaking remains a constant, no matter what the style. Therefore, although martial artists may fight differently, execute kato differently or execute entirely different sets of kala, all students of all styles can use the information set out in Karate Breaking Techniques to master the art of reaking. Beginning with thorough coverage of the basics and on examination of the three principles of speed, power, and penetration, the author explains the importance of focus, body conditioning, proper placement of objects to be broken, breath control, and other vital aspects of the art. Hand, kicking, flying, and combination breaking techniques are discussed in detail, and the book concludes with instructions for performing impressive demonstration techniques.
Quick Kicks and Sneaky Tricks. Frank and Joe are learning some awesome new moves in karate class. But one move is no good at all. Brian Ludlow brought to class a black belt signed by action-movie hero Jimmy Han and somebody stole it! Brian even promised to bring Jimmy to class, but now he says: "No way!" But maybe if the Hardys can find the belt, they'll be the true-blue action heroes of the day!
When Kenny's anger problem gets out of control, his father signs him up for karate lessons. But even in karate class, Kenny can't get a grip on his temper. He's getting a reputation for being angry. With help from his karate teacher, will Kenny be able to calm down long enough to focus -- and win?
A fun and accessible introduction to studying karate--designed specifically with the interests and capabilities of young martial artists in mind.First time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world--one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing--but that also offers them lots of new opportunities for fun and accomplishment.Karate for Kids will help prepare kids to start learning about karate and help them practice at home. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the techniques, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals.With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed karate exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.
Katie's friend Kevin can't wait for his big karate match. And Kevin, who says he's the best yellow belt in his class, thinks he's bound to win. But when the magic wind turns Katie into Kevin just before his big match, she manages to threaten his chances of beating the competition! Will Katie be able to karate chop her way to the top? .
Cole Richards has been training in karate for four years. He's on the brink of advancing to his next belt level, but as he prepares for his test, new challenges come his way. First, his dojo announces a "create-your-own kata" contest to take place the same day as his belt test. Now he's torn between practicing for the test and making up a series of moves that will knock his sensei's socks off. But before he even begins with either challenge, he lands in trouble with a group of local teens -- and then with his best friends, too! How will Cole handle the mounting pressure? With themes of jealousy, competition, and bullying, Matt Christopher brings together important life lessons and the thrill of karate.
Daniel may be new in town, but he's already made an enemy of Johnny, the toughest kid in school and a karate black belt. There's only one solution-Daniel has to learn karate, too. But can Mr. Miyagi, the old Japanese handyman, teach him enough to face Johnny in the All Valley Championship? And more important, can Daniel win back the girl he loves, and regain his own self-respect? Daniel stood in the bow of the boat, practicing his blocking exercises. "When am I going to learn to punch?" he asked. In response, Mr. Miyagi began to rock the boat, breaking Daniel's rhythm and tipping him. Unceremoniously, Daniel landed, shoulder first, in the cold water. When he emerged, sputtering, Mr. Miyagi answered his question. "When learn keep dry," he said wryly, and helped Daniel climb back into the boat. "More important than learn punch or block," he continued, handing Daniel a towel, "is to learn balance. Balance is key. When balance good, karate good. Everything good. When balance bad, better fix quick or pack up and go home. Understand?" "Yeah."
In a new adventure that begins where THE KARATE KID left off, Daniel and Mr. Miyagi travel to Okinawa-Mr. Miyagi's boyhood home. There, Mr. Miyagi is challenged to a karate duel-to-the-death by Sato, once his best friend. When Mr. Miyagi meets a long-lost love, Daniel meets a new girl friend, and then finds his courage tested to the limit in a confrontation with a vicious young karate expert who will stop at nothing to defeat him.
When Daniel and his karate teacher return to California, they find that Daniel's old enemies from the Cobra Kai dojo are waiting for him.
This book could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate-do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of karate, the author sets out in Part One of his book to trace the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece) and its transmission in successively more developed forms to China, Okinawa, and then Japan. Relevant aspects of the history of Japan and influences-the samurai ethos, bushido, and Zen Buddhism-on its martial arts are then pointed out. Finally, the author discusses the changes made on the karate brought in from Okinawa due to these influences. Even with all this martial background, however, it is stressed that current karate-do is different in form and philosophy from the early traditions in that modern practice emphasizes karate as a sport, a means of self-defense, or even a way of life, but not as a means of dispatching an opponent. In Part Two the author first demonstrates important points of etiquette to be used in the karate dojo. He follows with well-illustrated instructions of kumite (sparring drills), including those involving two practitioners and those such as the doubleline drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing a number of opponents. Descriptions of many of these are not readily found in other English-language publications. The final chapter presents nine kata, introductory the advanced kata, Sochin and Nijushiho, are rarely seen in print in English. Often de-emphasized in the modern Western practice of karate, the important place of kata in the martial arts as well as their application to self-defense is here stressed. Further features include a history of karate in the United States, an Appendix listing rank requirements in Shotokan karate, and a recommended reading list. All in all, this book will prove to be an excellent source for martial arts historians and practitioners alike.
The boy who grew up to be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in New York City on April 16, 1947. He was big even then, weighing in at almost 13 pounds and measuring 22-1/2 inches. Al and Cora Alcindor named their only child Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. Big Al was a fine musician who earned his living as a Transit Authority policeman. As Lew grew up, Cora made sure he paid attention to his schoolwork. Education came first in the Alcindor household.
Karel J. Robot updates Karel the Robot and even Karel++ to provide a means of introducing novice programmers to object-oriented programming (OOP). This book maintains the simplicity of the original and yet provides instruction that is thoroughly object-oriented from the beginning. Where the original used a syntax and methodology derived from Pascal, the present text is 100% Java. In object-oriented programming, a computation is carried out by a set of interacting objects. Here, the objects are robots that exist in a simple world. There can be one or several robots assigned to a task. The programming task is divided into two parts. The first part is defining the capabilities of the robots that are needed. The second is providing a description of the task for the robots to perform. The programmer uses his or her problem solving skills on both parts of this task. This version goes beyond the earlier Karel++ to put more emphasis on polymorphism, the primary distinction between procedural programming and object-oriented programming. There is also an introduction to simple but important design patterns, such as those that have recently revolutionized software practice.
Now that summer has begun, Karen has every day to play with her two best friends Nancy and Hannie. But too much togetherness starts to take its toll. Their patience with one another wears thin, and soon the girls are not even speaking to each other.
With her signature blend of sensual fantasy, thrilling adventure, and breathtaking magic, Karen Marie Moning--the #1 New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Shadowfever and Dreamfever--is the reigning queen of paranormal romance. Now in a convenient eBook bundle, here are the seven novels in her spellbinding Highlander series, featuring passionate love stories with a time-travel twist: Beyond the Highland Mist, To Tame a Highland Warrior, The Highlander's Touch, Kiss of the Highlander, The Dark Highlander, The Immortal Highlander, and Spell of the Highlander. "Highly original . . . sensual, hard-to-put-down romance. Karen Marie Moning is destined to make her mark on the genre."--Romantic Times, on Beyond the Highland Mist Beyond the Highland Mist He is known throughout medieval Scotland as Hawk. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart--until Adrienne de Simone tumbles out of modern-day Seattle and into Hawk's legendary bed. To Tame a Highland Warrior He was born to a clan of Highland warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Yet even from afar, he watches over Jillian St. Clair. She is the only woman who can tame the beast within him--even as deadly enemies plot to destroy them both. The Highlander's Touch A trick of fate has sent Lisa seven hundred years back in time and into Scottish warrior Circenn Brodie's chamber to tempt him with an all-consuming desire. For this woman he burns to possess is also the woman he has foresworn to destroy. Kiss of the Highlander Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar has slumbered for nearly five centuries, until an unlikely savior, Gwen Cassidy, awakens him. Bound to Drustan, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves. The Dark Highlander Dageus MacKeltar is a sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, battling with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul. When Chloe Zanders is drawn into his world, she will face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting thirteen evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man. The Immortal Highlander Adam Black is free to roam across time in pursuit of his insatiable desires, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible. The only woman who can see him is Gabrielle O'Callaghan. It is the beginning of a long, dangerous seduction, the price of which could be their very lives. Spell of the Highlander Jessi St. James first sees the gorgeous man staring out at her from the glass of an ancient mirror. Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, Cian MacKeltar was trapped centuries ago inside the Dark Glass, and now an enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it. And Cian will stop at nothing to protect Jessi from a deadly fate. "[Moning's] storytelling skills are impressive, her voice and pacing dynamic, and her plot as tight as a cask of good Scotch whisky."--Contra Costa Times, on Kiss of the Highlander Includes a tantalizing excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's beloved novella Into the Dreaming.
This is book 3 of 6 from the T.V. serial entitled Prisoner Cell Block H. You will go behind the walls and barred gates into Wentworth Prison. This series contains adult content.
Karen gets to be an angel in the school pageant ... and witnesses a heartwarming miracle when the homemade angel on their family Christmas tree is mysteriously replaced by a beautiful one on Christmas morning.
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