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America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care. Now, today's parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock's timeless advice is here! This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock's insightful writings on connecting with your child's inner life during the all-important early years. Dr. Spock's The First Two Years covers such topics as: understanding your baby's different cries helping your little one cope with separation anxiety communicating with your baby teaching your child about giving and sharing the easiest way ever to toilet-train dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings treating the most common ailments With Dr. Spock's The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.
Pregnant? Congratulations! Now let an expert guide you through this exciting time. Pregnancy is a time of powerful emotions, dramatic changes, and plenty of questions. Noted obstetrician Marjorie Greenfield, M. D. , one of the new team of medical experts at The Dr. Spock Company, has written this authoritative book to answer all your questions and help ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guidewill take you month by month through the thrilling journey to parenthood, with special focus on how to:Follow the development of your growing babyFind the right obstetrician or midwifeDeal with common symptoms and problemsPlan the kind of childbirth experience you wantGet good care every step of the way, and moreFor more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest in parenting, child-health, and pregnancy information. Be sure to pick upDr. Spock's Baby Basics,the first book in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series.
Annie Sprinkle has done it all. From porn star to stripper to performance artist to sex-life coach, she has confronted (and experimented with) just about everything sex-related under the sun. In Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex, she shares with readers a powerful program for improving the overall quality of your life through better understanding and embracing one of the most powerful sources of happiness in our lives: sex. In Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex, Annie Sprinkle provides encouragement and inspiration for anyone who longs for greater intimacy, excitement, and pleasure. Drawing on her thirty years as a fearless and passionate explorer of sexuality, as well as her experience as a sex-life coach of thousands of people around the world, she invites readers to make a virtual visit to "Dr. Sprinkle's Sex-Life Makeover Spa," where they will undertake a fourteen-step program that begins with "Makeover Your Mind"and ends with "Bask in the Afterglow." This book is the ultimate guide to great sex from one of the best authorities on the subject.
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.
This book comprises letters from creatures (all non-human) worried about their bizarre sex lives, to the only sex columnist with a prodigious knowledge of evolutionary biology.
LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXASWelcome back to Promise, Texas, a ranching community deep in the Hill Country. It's a good place to live and raise a family-and a good place to visit. Yes, there's a secret or two hidden beneath Promise's everyday exterior, but what town doesn't have its secrets?DR. TEXASThey call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic-but just for a couple of years. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget!Look for more heartwarming titles from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
This book focuses on the fascinating study of molluscs by a world renowned scientist who has been blind since childhood. Young readers learn how Dr. Vermeij also became interested in fossils, and how he traveled the world to exotic places to study them.
Rebecca Warwick has always loved living in the remote mountains of North Carolina, especially since it's the perfect place to raise her little girl. But her peace and quiet is shattered when hotshot Dr. Matt Tyler visits the village to provide free medical care to its residents. Becca's hardened heart slowly begins to thaw the more time she spends with Matt, even though his West Coast reputation as Dr. Wonderful should be a warning to her not to get involved. Focusing on the benefits he'll bring her friends and neighbors helps keep her mind off his chiseled good looks and very capable hands. But then he kisses her....
A new edition of a classic of contemporary American literature, first published in 1997 by Sun & Moon Press but unavailable in recent years."Dra-, the nondescript heroine of this grim, hilarious fiction, might have fallen through the same hole as Lewis Carroll's Alice, only now, 130 years later, there's no time for frivolity, just the pressing need to get a job. In a sealed, modern Wonderland of "small stifled work centers, basements and sub-basements, night niches, and training hutches connected by hallways just inches across," Dra- seeks employment . . . This labyrinthine journey is brilliantly mimicked in the architecture of the prose. Levine creates cozy little warrens, small safe spaces made of short clear sentences, then sends the reader spiraling down long broken passages, fragmented by colons and semi-colons which give a halting, lurching gait to our progress. A quest, a comedy of manners, and a parable, Dra- is, above all else, a philosophical novel concerned with the most basic questions of living."-Matthew Stadler, reviewing the original edition in The Stranger, 1997.
The regiment of draconian engineers featured in The Doom Brigade seek a safe haven for their precious cargo of young draconians. All they have to do is stay alive. Surely that shouldn't be too hard. But Commander Kang puzzles over a sinister mystery. Why are some of his men vanishing? Kang will have to use draconian measures to defeat his foes and save his race. They'd better be enough -- the fate of his entire race hangs in the balance.
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."Hob Draconian, American-born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher, is happily back from America and living in Ibiza--until he learns that the property he's renting is about to be sold for re-development and he needs a quick $10K to save his house. Time for the Alternative Detective Agency to find a lucrative case to solve--one where he can avoid danger, get away with being a smart-mouth quipster and still save the day--and get paid.
For millennia, the dragons have watched the great events of the world unfold, nurturing and destroying entire nations when necessary, always guided by the Draconic Prophecy. Now Eberron's fragile peace is crumbling. Armies gather, and for the first time in generations, the dragons rise to war. At the center of it all, one man--the prophesied Storm Dragon--must learn to wield his extraordinary powers not only to save those he loves, but to keep the world from sliding into the chaos of never-ending war.This omnibus edition features a brand-new short story, "Learning to Dream"!"Every James Wyatt novel I read is a delight - may there be many, many more!"-Ed GreenwoodAuthor and creator of Forgotten Realms
The classic tale of terror and suspense, of the vampire who emerges at night to feast on the blood of the living
Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character's life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker's tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense.Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.From the Hardcover edition.
An eBook edition of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula with a new extended introduction on vampire myths and legends by leading vampire expert Dr Tina Rath. The introduction explores the development of Vampire myths and legends from early sixteenth-century stories to the current teenage vampire obsession evinced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Twilight series of books and films.From Arnold Paul, an allegedly real vampire of the sixteenth-century, to Lord Byron's physician Dr John Polidori who created the vampire Lord Ruthven, to Camilla, Brunhilda and Varney, who all made their contributions to our picture of the vampire, the picture was completed by Dracula when it was published in 1897. Tina Rath explores our impressions of vampires throughout the ages in books, on stage and on screen, as well discussing the origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula.Dracula is probably the best-known, least-read horror novel in the English (or possibly any other) language. Say 'Dracula' and we all know what we mean: the handsome Master Vampire with sleek dark hair forming a widow's peak on his forehead, a black cloak, possibly lined with red silk, over faultless evening dress, fangs and photophobia. What we will almost certainly not visualise is Stoker's vision of Dracula. Tina explains why.
The original story of the vampire Count Dracula, written by Bram Stoker. In the Afterword, editor Beth Johnson gives a history of the author and explains the purpose of some editing that was done to the original edition. While this version is slightly revised, it wouldn't be considered as changed for adaptive or abridged readers.
The original vampire Since its publication in 1897, Dracula continues to terrify readers with its depiction of a vampire with an insatiable thirst for blood and the group of hunters determined to end his existence before he destroys a young woman's soul.
An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. See the other titles in the couture-inspired collection: Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice. The vampire novel that started it all, Bram Stoker's Dracula probes deeply into human identity, sanity, and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England--an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his "Master"--culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries.
Dracula is the ultimate horror story, producing one of literature's most lasting villains: Count Dracula. A harrowing, memorable, and enduring story about the world's most famous vampire.A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written--and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.
Irish author Bram Stoker introduced the character of Count Dracula and provided the basis of modern vampire fiction in his 1897 novel entitled Dracula. Written as a series of letters, newspaper clippings, diary entries, and ships' logs, the story begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker journeying to meet Dracula at his remote castle to complete a real estate transaction. Harker soon discovers that he is being held prisoner, and that Dracula has a rather disquieting nocturnal life. Touching on themes such as Victorian culture, immigration, and colonialism, among others, this timeless classic is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! Now available as part of the Canterbury Classics singles series, Dracula is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
One of the best-known and most popular horror stories ever. When Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula on a tour through Europe, his nightmare experience there is just the start of a macabre chain of events. The vampire Count Dracula follows him back to England, determined to increase his evil band of Un-Dead, and selects Jonathan's wife Mina as his next victim. He must be destroyed at all costs . . .
Jonathon Harker travels to Transylvania in Eastern Europe to do business with a mysterious man, Count Dracula. On his way to the count's castle he is warned by many, even provided with crucifixes, and almost attacked by wolves. To his surprise, upon reaching the castle, Harker is confronted by a professional and gentle man - that is up until he realises he has been made the count's prisoner. While he is under serious threat in the castle, strange things happen elsewhere - a Russian ship is wrecked and a woman is found with bite-marks on her neck. The great power and ambition of the count manifests itself in deaths and looming evils, causing a group, including the escaped Harker, to hunt Dracula down and kill him. Dracula is an intense horror flavoured with the perils of seduction, desire and identity.
The vampire novel that defined a genre by tapping into our deepest fears and darkest fantasiesA junior solicitor travels to Transylvania to meet with an important client, the mysterious Count Dracula. Ignoring the dire warnings of local townsfolk, he allows himself to be seduced by the count's courtly manners and erudite charm. Too late, the solicitor realizes that he is a prisoner of Castle Dracula, his guards a trio of voluptuous young women with sharp white teeth and a taste for blood.Soon thereafter, the solicitor's fiancée, Mina, visits a friend on the English coast. The town is full of speculation over a Russian ship run aground nearby, its crew missing, the dead body of its captain, crucifix in hand, lashed to the wheel. A giant dog was seen leaping from the deck before disappearing into the countryside. The ship's cargo: fifty boxes of Transylvanian dirt. As the beautiful Mina will soon learn, Count Dracula has arrived. At once a Gothic reflection of the Victorian era and a timeless tale of sinister lust, Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired countless adaptations--none with the same power to quicken the pulse as the original.
Vampires: The 100% Bona Fide Totally Real And Not Made Up At All TruthIn this day and age, the belief in vampires has been dwindling at an exponential rate. Those who still believe in them are often wildly misinformed. So what do you think will happen when Johnny McNormalpants finds himself face to face with a bloodthirsty vampire? Probably crap his pants, but then what? An informed citizen would know exactly what to do in this situation. If only there was some way to enlighten the public about this often forgotten subject, preferably in the form of a mock informative guide or something.From Matt Melvin, one of the creators of Explosm.net and the hit online comic Cyanide & Happiness, comes Dracula Is A Racist, the definitive guide to vampires, answering those gravely important questions that keep you up at night. . . * Was Dracula really a racist? * How do vampires do their hair if they don't have any reflection? * Is it gross for immortals to be attracted to high school girls if they're stuck in a 17-year-old body? * Was Sesame Street ever truly safe from The Count? * Is dressing in all black and acting snobby toward everyone enough to fake being a vampire? * Just how much more badass are vampires than zombies?Dracula Is A Racist is the essential vampire handbook that digs up all the dirt and backs it up with hard vampirical evidence. That's totally true. Really.Matt Melvin is a 25-year-old T-shirt aficionado and sideburn enthusiast. Along with three other dudes, he runs Explosm.net, a pretty awesome website full of awesome things. When not adding even more filth to the Internet, he enjoys criticizing and complaining about movies, listening to music and inventing obscure types of niche sexual acts. He currently lives in San Diego. He is very tall.
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