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How a Lady Weds a Rogue

by Katharine Ashe

Beautiful Diantha Lucas understands society's rules: a young lady must find a man to marry. But Diantha has a bigger goal, and she's not afraid of plunging into adventure to achieve it. When daring, dashing Wyn Yale rescues her, she's certain he's just the man she needs. As an agent for the secret Falcon Club, Wyn knows his duty, but he's not about to admit he's a hero of any sort. He has a plan, too: steal a prized horse, murder an evil duke, avenge an innocent girl, and probably get hanged for it-in that order. Wyn can't afford to be distracted by a pretty face, even one with delectable dimples and kissable lips. But how can a country miss and a hardened spy solve their problems when they can't keep their hands off each other?

How Am I Smart?: A Parent's Guide to Multiple Intelligences

by Kathy Koch

Has your daughter come to you in tears, asking, "Am I smart?" Or has your son wanted to know, "How smart am I?" Dr. Kathy wants children to ask an even more important question, "How am I smart?" When parents determine ways children can be smart, they'll better understand their own children's educational needs and how they learn best.

How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes

by Peter D. Schiff Andrew J. Schiff

Straight answers to every question you've ever had about how the economy works and how it affects your lifeIn this Collector's Edition of their celebrated How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes, Peter Schiff, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof and The Real Crash, once again teams up with his brother Andrew to spin a lively economic fable that untangles many of the fallacies preventing people from really understanding what drives an economy. The 2010 original has been described as a "Flintstones" take economics that entertainingly explains the beauty of free markets. The new edition has been greatly expanded in both quantity and quality. A new introduction and two new illustrated chapters bring the story up to date, and most importantly, the book makes the jump from black and white to full and vivid color.With the help of colorful cartoon illustrations, lively humor, and deceptively simple storytelling, the Schiff's bring the complex subjects of inflation, monetary policy, recession, and other important topics in economics down to Earth. The story starts with three guys on an island who barely survive by fishing barehanded. Then one enterprising islander invents a net, catches more fish, and changes the island's economy fundamentally. Using this story the Schiffs apply their signature take-no-prisoners logic to expose the glaring fallacies and gaping holes permeating the global economic conversation. The Collector's Edition:Provides straight answers about how economies work, without relying on nonsensical jargon and mind-numbing doublespeak the experts use to cover up their confusionIncludes a new introduction that sets the stage for developing a deeper, more practical understanding of inflation and the abuses of the monetary systemAdds two new chapters that dissect the Federal Reserve's Quantitative easing policies and the European Debt Crisis. Colorizes the original book's hundreds of cartoon illustrations. The improved images, executed by artist Brendan Leach from the original book, add new vigor to the presentationHas a larger format that has been designed to fit most coffee tables. While the story may appear simple on the surface, as told by the Schiff brothers, it will leave you with a deep understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes.

How Bad Are Bananas?

by Mike Berners-Lee

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations into our everyday thinking.The book puts our decisions into perspective with entries for the big things (the World Cup, volcanic eruptions, the Iraq war) as well as the small (email, ironing, a glass of beer). And it covers the range from birth (the carbon footprint of having a child) to death (the carbon impact of cremation).Packed full of surprises - a plastic bag has the smallest footprint of any item listed, while a block of cheese is bad news - the book continuously informs, delights, and engages the reader. Solidly researched and referenced, the easily digestible figures, statistics, charts, and graphs (including a section on the carbon footprint of various foods) will encourage discussion and help people to make up their own minds about their consumer choices.

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

by Emma Donoghue Ron Koertge Julie Anne Peters David Levithan Francesca Lia Block Michael Cart Jennifer Finney Boylan Eric Shanower William Sleater

A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister's skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy's love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes a bittersweet journey into the past when a man revisits the summer school where he had "an accidental romance." And a forgotten mother writes a poignant letter to the teenage daughter she hasn't seen for fourteen years. Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others--and themselves--in today's multifaceted and quickly changing world.

How Beauty Met the Beast

by Jax Garren

Book one in Tales of the Underlight The Beast Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley "Hauk" Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He's starting to lose hope...and then he sees her.The Beauty Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn't see. After she's kidnapped by thugs and rescued by a man with a very familiar voice, Jolie becomes a pawn in a struggle she never knew existed. Hauk knows he cannot have her, and resolves to protect his heart and his secrets. But as they work together and grow closer, he finds new reason to keep fighting. Dare he risk hope in a new life, one where Jolie can see past his ravaged face and where their friendship can grow into something more?38,000 words The trilogy continues in How Beauty Saved the Beast.

How Beauty Saved the Beast

by Jax Garren

Book two of Tales of the Underlight Jolie Benoit left her old life behind to become an agent of the Underlight. Training under Sergeant Wesley Haukon, she's honing her combat skills, all the while coping with the intense sexual attraction she feels for Hauk. She keeps their friendship casual, but when his high school sweetheart transfers into their division, Jolie finds herself grappling with jealousy. The Underlight gave Hauk a purpose, but he can't escape his past completely. The physical and emotional scars from the fire that killed seven fellow Army Rangers will mark him forever. Jolie sends his protective instincts into overdrive, but he's convinced he'll never be worthy of her love.Hauk is determined to keep Jolie from harm. But when the Order of Ananke ambushes them with a new weapon that neutralizes Hauk, making him vulnerable, it's Jolie who must tap into her hidden strengths to rescue him-or risk losing him forever...Sequel to How Beauty Met the Beast.52,000 words

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning

by Rosalyn Schanzer

Ben Franklin was the most famous American in the entire world during colonial times. No wonder! After all, the man could do just about anything. Why, he was an author and an athlete and a patriot and a scientist and an inventor to boot. He even found a way to steal the lightning right out of the sky.<P><P> Is such a thing possible? Is it. Take a look inside and find Ben busy at work on every spread. Then find out how he used his discovery about lightning to make people's lives safer.<P> In an inventive way, Rosalyn Schanzer brings us a brilliant and ever-curious American original.

How Big Is Your Energy Footprint? (Environmental Footprints)

by Paul Mason

What sort of footprint are you leaving on the environment? Do you have a heavy footprint or a light footprint? Everything we do and everything we use has an impact on the environment. * Heavy footprints harm the environment and use lots of natural resources. * Light footprints harm the environment as little as possible and use fewer natural resources. Read the ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS series to decide what type of footsteps you want to take in the future! In How Big Is Your Energy Footprint? read about what makes up an energy footprint and the effect this has on the environment. Discover ways to reduce your energy footprint and live sustainably. Special Features Rethink! feature offers ways to lighten your footprints. Case Studies give real-life examples of heavy-footprint and light-footprint actions. How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint? How Big Is Your Energy Footprint? How Big Is Your Food Footprint? How Big Is Your Shopping Footprint? How Big Is Your Travel Footprint? How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

How Brains Think

by William H. Calvin

If you're good at finding the one right answer to life's multiple-choice questions, you're "smart. " But "intelligence" is what you need when contemplating the leftovers in the refrigerator, trying to figure out what might go with them; or if you're trying to speak a sentence that you've never spoken before. As Jean Piaget said, intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do, when all the standard answers are inadequate. This book tries to fathom how our inner life evolves from one topic to another, as we create and reject alternatives. Ever since Darwin, we've known that elegant things can emerge (indeed, self-organize) from "simpler" beginnings. And, says theoretical neurophysiologist William H. Calvin, the bootstrapping of new ideas works much like the immune response or the evolution of a new animal species-except that the brain can turn the Darwinian crank a lot faster, on the time scale of thought and action. Drawing on anthropology, evolutionary biology, linguistics, and the neurosciences, Calvin also considers how a more intelligent brain developed using slow biological improvements over the last few million years. Long ago, evolving jack-of-all trades versatility was encouraged by abrupt climate changes. Now, evolving intelligence uses a nonbiological track: augmenting human intelligence and building intelligent machines.

How Can a Man Control His Thoughts, Desires, and Passions?

by Bob Vereen

Christian men are in the midst of a life-long process. They're being transformed by the renewing of their minds, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, they're crucifying the sinful nature with its passions and desires. But the world, the flesh, and the devil go to great lengths to thwart the process. Our culture is obsessed with sex. Pornography, declining morals, pervasive visual stimulation, rampant divorce, and epidemic adultery. They all reflect ungodly passions. And inflame impure thoughts. In this six-week study you'll learn that God has provided everything you need to resist temptation. Through the examples of men in Scripture-those who fell into sin and those who stood firm-you'll find hope for controlling your passions. You'll learn how to choose the path of purity. And you'll find assurance that through the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word, you can escape the corruption of this world and one day stand before God blameless and pure.

How Can I Find God?: The Famous and the Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question

by James Martin

This vibrant collection brings together an array of voices addressing the question of how one might approach the search for God.

How Can I Help? Stories and Reflections on Service

by Ram Dass Paul Gorman

Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?"In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.

How Can We Keep from Singing: Music and the Passionate Life

by Joan Oliver Goldsmith

The author has been a member of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Symphony Chorus for eight years, and has a lifelong love of choral singing. This book combines memoir with far-ranging reflections on singing, friendship, the corporate world, romantic love, and much more. Goldsmith writes beautifully and her words capture the beauty and exhilaration of singing, which she considers a spiritual experience.

How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country from the Pilgrims to the Present

by Thomas J. Dilorenzo

Whether it's Michael Moore or the New York Times, Hollywood or academia, a growing segment in America is waging a war on capitalism. We hear that greedy plutocrats exploit the American public; that capitalism harms consumers, the working class, and the environment; that the government needs to rein in capitalism; and on and on. Anticapitalist critiques have only grown more fevered in the wake of corporate scandals like Enron and WorldCom. Indeed, the 2004 presidential campaign has brought frequent calls to re-regulate the American economy. But the anticapitalist arguments are pure bunk, as Thomas J. DiLorenzo reveals in How Capitalism Saved America. DiLorenzo, a professor of economics, shows how capitalism has made America the most prosperous nation on earth--and how the sort of government regulation that politicians and pundits endorse has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, and created many other problems. He propels the reader along with a fresh and compelling look at critical events in American history--covering everything from the Pilgrims to Bill Gates. And just as he did in his last book, The Real Lincoln, DiLorenzo explodes numerous myths that have become conventional wisdom. How Capitalism Saved America reveals: * How the introduction of a capitalist system saved the Pilgrims from starvation * How the American Revolution was in large part a revolt against Britain's stifling economic controls * How the so-called robber barons actually improved the lives of millions of Americans by providing newer and better products at lower prices * How the New Deal made the Great Depression worse * How deregulation got this country out of the energy crisis of the 1970s--and was not the cause of recent blackouts in California and the Northeast * And much more How Capitalism Saved America is popular history at its explosive best.

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

by Manning Marable

Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

by Manning Marable

This book records the respective histories of the different social strata within Black political economy and society.

How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: "corruption." But that one word should be "civilization." Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthiest and most powerful civilization in history. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. Woods's story goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. In How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, you'll learn: · Why modern science was born in the Catholic Church · How Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith · How the Catholic Church invented the university · Why what you know about the Galileo affair is wrong · How Western law grew out of Church canon law · How the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church-and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.

How Children Learn

by John Holt

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children."

How Children Learn

by John Holt

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children."

How Children Learn

by John Holt

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children."

How Children Succeed: Rethinking Character and Intelligence

by Paul Tough

Why do some children succeed while others fail?The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories--and the stories of the children they are trying to help--Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do--and do not--prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty.Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children's lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, as Tough's extraordinary reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things.This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet (Native American Animal Origin Stories)

by Gerald Hausman

How Coyote got yellow eyes, How Bat learned to fly, How Lizard got flat, How Hawk stopped the flood with his tail feather, How Horse got fast, How Possum lost his tail, and How Chipmunk got tiny feet.

How Colleges Work: The Cybernetics of Academic Organization and Leadership

by Robert Birnbaum

"One of the best theoretical and applied analyses of university academic organization and leadership in print. This book is significant because it is not only thoughtfully developed and based on careful reading of the extensive literature on leadership and governance, but it is also deliberately intended to enable the author to bridge the gap between theories of organization, on one hand, and practical application, on the other." Journal of Higher Education

How Could a Loving God?

by Ken Ham

It really isn't a fair fight, is it? The finite against the infinite. The limited against the unlimited? Is God indifferent to my suffering? How do I resolve this anger at God? Why didn't God prevent this from happening? Will I see loved ones again? Or is heaven just a "feel good" myth? People assume Christians have all the answers; yet, in the face of tragedy, death, or suffering, everyone struggles to find just the right words to bring comfort or closure to those in need. Sometimes just hearing "It is God's will" isn't enough. Sometimes just saying "God will turn this to good" seems so meaningless when despair is so profound. Often the pain goes too deep, the questions won't go away, and even the assurance of faith doesn't help. How could God let this happen? How can God love us, yet allow us to suffer in this way? What is the point of this? What is the purpose? In this provocative new book, Ken Ham makes clear answers found in the pages of Scripture - powerful, definitive, and in a way that helps our hearts to go beyond mere acceptance. When you grasp the reality of original sin (and all that it means), it creates a vital foundation for your heart to finally understand what follows.

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