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Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice.The book is divided into three sections. "Fundamentals" covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. "Strategies" offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. "Caveats" details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution.Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.
Billy Deep and his sister are in for more underwater scares in the Caribbean when they meet evil scientists, two giant-sized goldfish, and a man-eating jellyfish!
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War, and with it comes a deluge of books, documentaries, feature films and radio programs. We will hear a great deal about the horror of the battlefield. Bourke acknowledges wider truths: war is unending and violence is deeply entrenched in our society. But it doesn't have to be this way. This book equips readers with an understanding of the history, culture and politics of warfare in order to interrogate and resist an increasingly violent world.Wounding the World investigates the ways that violence and war have become internalized in contemporary human consciousness in everything from the way we speak, to the way our children play with one another, to the way that we ascribe social characteristics to our guns and other weapons. With a remarkable depth of insight, Bourke argues for a radical overhaul of our collective stance towards militarism from one that simply aims to reduce violence against people to one that would eradicate all violence. Her message is judicious and vital: knowledge about weapons and the violence they bring has simply become too important to cast aside or leave to the experts.
In this story, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder-one that soon comes true.
Centuries ago, Acton and his people displaced the Travellers, the original inhabitants of the Eleven Domains. Now, Saker the enchanter is driven by this ancient rage. With the bones of his fallen ancestors and the blood from his own veins, he will raise armies of the dead to slake his revenge. But what really happened when Acton came through Death Pass a millennium ago? To find out, Bramble agrees to risk her life - and perhaps her soul - on a voyage of discovery. Will she find the simple answer she needs, or will her experiences shatter her deepest beliefs? Meanwhile, Ash, tormented by his past, must return to the Deep to find his father and uncover the Travellers' secret songs. He thought he had learnt all the ancient music. What has his father kept from him - and why? The truth, like all their destinies, is hidden in time and lies in deep water.
Charity Truitt was fighting yet another panic attack that made it increasingly clear she was not going to complete the corporate merger between the Truitt department store chain and Loftus Athletic Gear. She was not going to marry Brett Loftus either. . . . Notorious deal maker Elias Winters had changed gears and soon after, settled in Whispering Waters Cove. He'd been studying martial arts and Asian philosophy with one burning goal in mind -- only to discover that he'd been swept into unknown emotional seas. . . . Facing crises of career and heart, two of the most powerful corporate figures in the Northwest are now borne by the currents of fate to the same small Washington town, and to their respective shops -- a bookstore for Charity and a small curiosity shop for Elias. But no one, especially Charity Truitt, believes that Elias Winters has suddenly stopped outswimming the corporate sharks just to run a small business. As Charity and Elias begin a cautious exploration of each other's pasts, hidden agendas, and libidos, they discover one thing they definitely have in common: a martial arts master, he's a novice at relationships; a formidable executive, she's starting in the mailroom when it comes to love. After two shocking murders, Charity and Elias really join forces to catch a killer -- and become next in line for an early demise. In a story that is at once a 1990s Hepburn-Tracy affair and an astute observation of life in the Northwest, Deep Waters resonates with wit, vivid characters, and a mystery-romance to die for. Jayne Ann Krentz, as always, is a master!
In a culture obsessed with celebrity, baby Muffin's death is big news. Crib death--or something more sinister? Everyone wants to know, including the police. Whatever the truth, the bereaved parents--celebrity couple Jodee and Chazz--live in curate Callie Anson's parish. And despite the disapproval of her vicar and his wife, Callie becomes involved with funeral arrangements. It's a high-profile case, all right. Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is even recalled from his honeymoon to investigate--with disastrous personal results. And journalist Lilith Noone's professional future is on the line as she is sucked more deeply into her own flirtations with celebrity culture. But for police family liaison officer Mark Lombardi, the death of baby Muffin is eclipsed by another death much closer to home. He soon finds himself in an impossible position, torn between his loyalty to his family and his growing love for Callie. Deep Waters takes an unflinching look at our ambivalent relation-ship with the celebrities we make...and discard.
Mission: Locate Secret Enemy Submarine. Enemy: Captain Stewart. Featured Gadget: Amphibious Submersible. Danger Rating: 3.7. Zac Power is about to embark on his first solo mission finally!
[From inside dust jacket flaps:] "Mayfair, Lambeth, Pimlico--from the joyous turmoil of Armistice Day, 1918, young Holly Beckman is drawn out of London's grey back streets into conflict with the rich, brilliant and corrupt members of Mayfair's Smart Set. Holly's job in Aspinall's Antique Shop is threatened when the owner James Aspinall dies. Aspinall, however, has trained the girl well. Acknowledging her flair and honesty, he bequeaths her a quarter share of the business on condition that it remains a going concern. Aspinall's charming but dissolute son David and his snobbish daughter Andrea furiously oppose Holly's inheritance. But Holly Beckman has been given a purpose in life and will not yield. Determination and skills as an antique dealer become prime weapons in a war of prejudice and distrust. Aided by her astute Russian grandfather, Tal Kirsanoff, Holly defies her father's drunken rages, her brother Ritchie's criminal intentions and every pitfall the Aspinalls lay for her to make the business a success. In a society tainted by the horrors of the Great War, hunger for pleasure and profit has become a dominating force. There is no room for pity and, it seems, no love without a price. Holly cannot resist David's easy charm and drifts into an affair with him. But it is Christopher Deems, a handsome war-scarred poet, who captures her heart and drives Holly to the most difficult decision she will ever have to make. She must choose between love and ambition, unaware that tragedy lies in wait for her down each shadowed path." Check for books 2 and 3 in this sweeping historical trilogy about life in post World War 1 London. #2 The Blue Evening Gone and #3 The Gates of Midnight. You will also find two more trilogies by Jessica Stirling, Stalker Trilogy about a mining family in Scotland including: #1 The Spoilt Earth, #2 The Hiring Fair and #3 The Dark Pasture, and the Isle of Mull trilogy comprised of #1 The Island Wife, #2 The Wind From The Hills and #3 The Strawberry season, about rural life on an island on the Scottish coast.
In this compelling rural noir, a devastating murder in an isolated small town sets off an unstoppable chain of events made more complicated-and more dangerous-by the town's dark secrets. .
At the age of forty-six, philosopher and university professor Helmut Dubiel was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In the early stages of his sickness, fearing censure and ostracism, Dubiel did his utmost to conceal his condition. But when his symptoms became too obvious to camouflage, he was obliged to admit defeat and decided to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery. Following this operation, Dubiel found himself in possession of a peculiar power: with little more than the flick of a switch he was able to choose between a personality defined as irascible and maudlin and the lucid, quick-thinking academic he had always been. In this fascinating book, Dubiel describes the course of his illness with a philosopher's aplomb, ennobling his personal experience with intellectual flair and scientific insight as he makes connections between his own medical drama and some of today's most significant global tendencies. Above all,Deep Within the Brain describes a battle: the battle between the inclination to give up, to view oneself as dead to the world, and the force necessary to reinvent oneself and rise above one's illness. Devoid of self-pity, Dubiel vanquishes his illness by using it as a source of philosophical reflection on the twofold nature of modern medicine, the meaning of success and acceptance, and the true nature of that capricious creature we call "I".
In this gripping debut thriller from James M. Tabor, a brilliant and beautiful scientist and a mysterious special ops soldier must lead a team deep into the Earth on a desperate hunt for the cure to a deadly epidemic. When she was unjustly fired from a clandestine government laboratory, microbiologist Hallie Leland swore she would never look back. But she can't ignore an urgent summons from the White House to reenter the realm of cutting-edge science and dangerous secrets. "Potentially the worst threat since Pearl Harbor" is how the president describes a mysterious epidemic killing American soldiers in Afghanistan--and now poised for outbreak in the States and beyond. Millions will die unless Hallie and a hastily mobilized team can recover the ultrarare organism needed to create a new antibiotic. The good news is that Hallie knows more about the organism than anyone else on the planet. The bad news is that it can be found only at the bottom of Earth's deepest cave. Hallie's team is capable--especially the mysterious Wil Bowman, who knows as much about high-tech weaponry as he does about microbiology--but the challenge appears insurmountable. Before even reaching the supercave, they must traverse a forbidding Mexican jungle populated by warring cartels, Federales, and murderous locals. Only then can they confront the cave's flooded tunnels, lakes of acid, bottomless chasms, and mind-warping blackness. But the deadliest enemies are hiding in plain sight: a powerful traitor high in the Washington ranks and a cunning assassin deep underground, determined to turn Hallie's mission into a journey of no return. The award-winning and bestselling author of two nonfiction books about adventure and exploration, James M. Tabor now plunges readers into the harrowing subterranean world of supercaves--and even deeper, into a race-with-the-devil thriller that pits one woman against a lethal epidemic and a murderous conspiracy.From the Hardcover edition.
Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories--as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It's up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it.
The institutional forms of liberal democracy developed in the nineteenth century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the twenty-first. This dilemma has given rise in some places to a new, deliberative democracy, and this volume explores four contemporary empirical cases in which the principles of such a democracy have been at least partially instituted: the participatory budget in Porto Alegre; the school decentralization councils and community policing councils in Chicago; stakeholder councils in environmental protection and habitat management; and new decentralised governance structures in Kerala. In keeping with the other Real Utopias Project volumes, these case studies are framed by an editors' introduction, a set of commentaries, and concluding notes.
Hell exists. It is a real, geological, historical place beneath our very feet. And it is inhabited savagely. In an intense and imaginative tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Long takes readers into the depths of the earth where a primordial intelligence waits in the darkness. A decade has passed since doomed explorers unveiled a nightmare of tunnels and rivers honeycombing the earth's depths. After millennia of suffering terror and predation, humanity's armies descended to destroy the ancient hordes. Deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, a doomed science expedition killed the subterraneans' fabled leader, and suddenly it seemed that evil was dead and all was right with the world again. Now Deeper arrives to explode that complacency and plunge us back into the sunless abyss. Hell boils up through America's subways and basements to take its revenge and steal our children. Against the backdrop of a looming war with China, a crusade of volunteers races to find the vestiges of a lost race. But a lone explorer, the linguist Ali von Schade, learns that a far greater menace lies in the unexplored heart of the planet. The real Satan can't be killed, and he has been waiting since the beginning of time to gain his freedom. Man and his pitiless enemies are mere pawns in the greatest escape ever devised. Mesmerizing and concussive, this darkly brilliant work of imagination galvanizes Jeff Long's reputation as a prodigious talent. At once a love story, the ultimate thriller, and an extreme adventure, Deeper will leave you breathless.
In this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name--and stay clear of a guy who's wrong for her, but feels so right. When Caroline Piasecki's ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn't look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground. West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he's shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger--even after promising her dad she'll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works. They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they're "just friends," their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself--and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her. When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.Advance praise for Deeper "The perfect new adult story . . . West will make you swoon!"--New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy "Beautifully written and full of swoony tender moments, toe-curling chemistry, and delicious, twisty angst . . . Stop whatever you're doing and read this book."--Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard seriesFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Golden Cove today appears to be a charming New England seacoast town. But there are dark stories from decades past--when the town had a different name. Captain Joe Bierden's heard them all--tall tales to entertain the tourists, he thinks. He doesn't hesitate to hire his boat out to a research team eager to begin a month-long diving expedition.<P> So no one is more surprised than Captain Joe with the--thing--that the team finds in an offshore underwater cave. Their first mistake is in bringing it ashore. Their second is believing it can't survive on land.<P> Their third is thinking that it's the only one of its kind...
Grammy Award-winning artist and worship leader Israel Houghton and his band, New Breed invite you to venture with them to A Deeper Level. In preparation for their latest CD release, A Deeper Level (Integrity Music), Israel and his fellow musicians went on a forty-day fast in an attempt to draw closer to the heart of God. What they experienced has been life changing. Now they invite you to go deeper, too. More than just singing songs and going to church, Israel's desire is to help you explore what it means to truly live a lifestyle of worship each and every day.
THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever. Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter's younger sister. Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as her father, Ricky Santiaga, Porsche is also a natural-born hustler. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart. Porsche--unique, young, and beautiful--cries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Unselfish, she pushes to get back everything that ever belonged to her wealthy, loving family. In A Deeper Love Inside, readers will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight. Sister Souljah's soulful writing will again move your heart and open your eyes to a shocking reality.
Don't ask yourself: What do I want from life? Ask yourself: What does life want from me? Millions of people have read The Secret and have put its Law of Attraction into practice, hoping to draw the things they desire into their lives. But what happens if the life of your dreams doesn't materialize? What if you need more help to fulfil your destiny? In The Deeper Secret, Annemarie Postma provides a fresh and empowering new perspective. She explains that the original blockbuster book, The Secret, is an important first step on a path that leads much further - towards the realization of our deepest dreams. We learn to discern why we want what we want, to know what it means when our desires meet resistance, to decide actively to seek our destiny, to overcome the beliefs that limit us, and to take responsibility for ourselves - rather than blaming outside forces for the things we feel we lack. This is a book that will turn our most cherished dreams into possibilities we can recognize, seize and fulfil.
In his acclaimed book God After Darwin, John Haught argued that religious belief is wholly compatible with evolutionary biology. Now, in Deeper Than Darwin, he advances his argument further by saying that religious belief is even more revealing about life than Darwinism. Haught looks hard at the question of how, after Darwin, religions may plausibly claim to be bearers of truth and not just of meaning and adaptive consolation. While he assumes the fundamental correctness of evolutionary biology, he firmly rejects the non-scientific belief that evolutionary biology amounts to an adequate explanation of living phenomena. Even though Darwinism is illuminating, Haught argues, it by no means tells us everything we need to know about life, even in principle. To find the deepest, though certainly not the clearest, understandings of life and the universe, we may still profitably consult the religions of the world. Deeper Than Darwin takes up where God After Darwin left off, arguing that Darwin's vision is important and essentially correct but that we can still dig deeper in our understanding of what is going on in the life-story.
DELIVERED FROM THE DARKNESS, A WOMAN FINDS HERSELF PLUNGED INTO A PASSION THAT IS DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT. At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well--the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free. Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he'll go to end Dragos's reign of evil--even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's tender heart.From the Paperback edition.
Emerald eyes wide with terror, auburn hair streaming, exquisite Kristiana Harcourt fled into the night. Her noble father lay dead. With his murderer, Edward MacHugh, in hot pursuit, she galloped wildly to freedom only to fall into the arms of a golden-eyed Gypsy. Born of a Gypsy mother, Logan Chandler, true Earl of Muircairn, wore many disguises. Committed to a desperate plan, he was amazed to find that his love for this proud beauty ran even deeper than his lust for vengeance. Safe yet reviled as an alien among his people, Kristiana's trust in her virile protector would be sorely tested. Only in the face of certain death would she discover that they shared one heart ... and be forced to betray him. Returning to Castle Muircairn -- a woman wed to two men; one beloved, one abhorred -- her hope lay in the slender chance that Logan still lived. For only he could triumph over MacHugh's black treachery ... to reclaim the land and the love that was their radiant birthright.
For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, for pastors, counselors, and friends, the quotes and scriptures in this book offer comfort and hope.