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From the author of the incredibly original Knitting Mochimochi comes a delightful collection of supersized, quick-and-easy knitted toy creations sure to please knitters of all ages.Bigger sometimes does mean better. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Anna Hrachovec charmed knitters with her adorable miniature Mochimochi Land creatures. In Huge + Huggable Mochimochi she gives us knitted toys with even more to love. With 20 large-scale projects, from a massive monster truck to a pirate pillow pal and a super-cute bag buddy that converts from knapsack to shoulder bag, these playful knits make wonderful gifts and whimsical decorations. Anna also explains how to size the projects up or down so the knitter can customize each piece as desired.
Grab your yarn and go wild! All you need is a hook and yarn to create the most adorable stuffed animals you'll ever meet. Huggable Crochet has patterns for 19 different animals measuring from twelve to eighteen inches (thirty to forty-six centimeters). These cute and full-sized creates range from the everyday to the exotic, from the farm to the jungle-and beyond! Crochet a snuggly squirrel, cow, penguin, dolphin, lion, giraffe, koala and more! Plus, see each pattern done in two different color schemes: realistic and fanciful. With simple stitches and construction techniques shown in the book, you will quickly be on your way to crocheting a cuddly kingdom that animal lovers of all ages will adore.
Taken from back cover: "A wonderful collection of over 60 charming photographs of man's best friend. Dogs playing, frolicking and snoozing are accompanied by proverbs, sayings and quotations from history's wisest and wittiest figures. The perfect companion for all dog lovers."
LAUGH ALONG WITH HUGGLY AND THE MONSTERS UNDER THE BED! Huggly and his friends live in the monster world. But sometimes the human world is just too hard to resist! That's when the fun begins . . .
"A delightful novel full of chivalry, romance, and real-life terrors. " Historical Novels Review
He is one of the most controversial and important world leaders currently in power. In this international bestseller, at last available in English, Hugo Chávez is captured in a critically acclaimed biography, a riveting account of the Venezuelan president who continues to influence, fascinate, and antagonize America. Born in a small town on the Venezuelan plains, Chávez found his interests radically altered when he entered the military academy in Caracas...
This is the fourth volume of the Hugo Winners edited by Isaac Asimov. The Hugo winners is a collection of science fiction short stories that won the 'Hugo Award' in the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1961.
The latest in the bestselling Hugs series features inspiring Bible verses paired with heartwarming stories written by ordinary women who have stepped out in faith and experienced God's faithfulness to them.Hugs Bible Reflections for Women is a moving collection of stories told by women who are not afraid to bare their souls and share their hard-earned life wisdom. Full of inspirational quotes, scripture, insightful tips, and biblical principles, this heartwarming book will strengthen the faith of those special women in your life.Building on its own bestselling success, the Hugs series focuses on Christian women's growing interest in finding useful tools that will encourage them to refresh their outlook on life. Readers are sure to relate to these personal stories and the thought-provoking reflection questions that follow each story. So whether you are searching for the "just right" present for a friend, or want a nurturing read that will help you through those rough patches in life, Hugs Bible Reflections for Women is sure to deepen any woman's relationship with God.
Inspirational hugs of appreciation for the love that grandmothers share -- every day of the year.
Comfort is an easy thing to define but can be difficult to grasp-especially in our troubled world. All around are challenges, some great and some small, and we all feel weighed down by obligations that at times threaten to overwhelm. When the stress presses in, we seek comfort, and this little book points to a very big God who is the eternal source of peace and hope. Each day of the year offers an inspirational message, an uplifting scripture, and a peace-filled quote. These words of comfort are fitting for experiences from minor sadness to profound grief. It is the perfect gift for anyone going through the sadness of illness, job loss, the death of a loved one, or any of the many disappointments of life. In a world of pain, loss, and wrong turns, the need for gentle words of hope, courage, peace, and comfort is everywhere. Because God is a God of comfort, the messages in this little book offer a big hug of comfort and the promise of better things to come.
Hugs From Heaven, the Christmas Story: Sayings, Scriptures, and Stories from the Bible Revealing God's Loveby G. A. Myers
Feel heaven's embrace as you relive the Christmas story in all its wonder in these fascinating narratives.
If you are a longtime fan of our Hugs books, thank you for your support over the past ten years. If this is your first purchase, welcome to the family. The Hugs series has touched the lives of more than seven million people nationwide. It's brought countless hours of love and encouragement to moms, dads, aunts, sisters, brothers, daughters, and everyone in between. Its message is really simple -- you are loved and appreciated for what you do! While it's our anniversary, we share it with you for making this dream come true.
A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences--a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence.The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.
This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. In studying the unique character of the Asian archaeological record, it reassesses long-accepted propositions about the development of human 'modernity. ' Ryan J. Rabett reveals an evolutionary relationship between colonization, the challenges encountered during this process - especially in relation to climatic and environmental change - and the forms of behaviour that emerged. This book argues that human modernity is not something achieved in the remote past in one part of the world, but rather is a diverse, flexible, responsive, and ongoing process of adaptation.
In this text Marieb (Holyoke Community College) integrates the relationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and complementarity of structure and function.
With each edition of her top-selling "Human Anatomy & Physiology" text, Elaine N. Marieb draws on her own, unique experience as a full-time A&P professor and part-time nursing student to explain concepts and processes in a meaningful and memorable way. With the "Seventh Edition," Dr. Marieb has teamed up with co-author Katja Hoehn to produce the most exciting edition yet, with beautifully-enhanced muscle illustrations, updated coverage of factual material and topic boxes, new coverage of high-interest topics such as Botox, designer drugs, and cancer treatment, and a comprehensive instructor and student media package. The Human Body: An Orientation, Chemistry Comes Alive, Cells: The Living Units, Tissue: The Living Fabric, The Integumentary System, Bones and Skeletal Tissues, The Skeleton, Joints, Muscles and Muscle Tissue, The Muscular System, Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue, The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflex Activity, The Autonomic Nervous System, The Special Senses, The Endocrine System, Blood, The Cardiovascular System: The Heart, The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels, The Lymphatic System, The Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Body Defensives, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, Nutrition, Metabolism, and Body Temperature Regulation, The Urinary System, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, The Reproductive System, Pregnancy and Human Development, Heredity For all readers interested in human anatomy & physiology.
This book contains eight science fiction stories by William Tenn that look at what being human is like from some very different angles, including: "Project Hush," "The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway," "Wednesday's Child," "The Servant Problem," "Party of the Two Parts," "The Flat-Eyed Monster," "The Human Angle," and "A Man of Family." WIT--An extra-terrestrial sells pornographic literature from his world on Earth. IMAGINATION--A politician seeks complete security, only to find... CHARM--Modern art gets viewed from the future. IRONY--Just what kind of an animal is a human being?
Human Assisted Reproductive Technology: Future Trends in Laboratory and Clinical Practice offers a collection of concise, practical review articles on cutting-edge topics within reproductive medicine. Each article presents a balanced view of clinically relevant information and looks ahead to how practice will change over the next five years. The clinical section discusses advances in reproductive surgery and current use of robotic surgery for tubal reversal and removal of fibroids. It looks into the refinement of surgical procedures for fertility preservation purposes. Chapters also discuss non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis with proteomics technology, new concepts in ovarian stimulation and in the management of polycystic ovary syndrome, and evidence-based ART. The embryology section discusses issues ranging from three-dimensional in-vitro ovarian follicle culture, and morphometric and proteomics analysis of embryos, to oocyte and embryo cyropreservation. This forward-looking volume of review articles is key reading for reproductive medicine physicians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists and andrologists.
Digital systems, such as phones, computers and PDAs, place continuous demands on our cognitive and perceptual systems. They offer information and interaction opportunities well above our processing abilities, and often interrupt our activity. Appropriate allocation of attention is one of the key factors determining the success of creative activities, learning, collaboration, and many other human pursuits. This book presents research related to human attention in digital environments. Original contributions by leading researchers cover the conceptual framework of research aimed at modelling and supporting human attentional processes, the theoretical and software tools currently available, and various application areas. The authors explore the idea that attention has a key role to play in the design of future technology and discuss how such technology may continue supporting human activity in environments where multiple devices compete for people's limited cognitive resources.
We live in a complex and dynamically changing acoustic environment. To this end, the auditory cortex of humans has developed the ability to process a remarkable amount of diverse acoustic information with apparent ease. In fact, a phylogenetic comparison of auditory systems reveals that human auditory association cortex in particular has undergone extensive changes relative to that of other species, although our knowledge of this remains incomplete. In contrast to other senses, human auditory cortex receives input that is highly pre-processed in a number of sub-cortical structures; this suggests that even primary auditory cortex already performs quite complex analyses. At the same time, much of the functional role of the various sub-areas in human auditory cortex is still relatively unknown, and a more sophisticated understanding is only now emerging through the use of contemporary electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques. The integration of results across the various techniques signify a new era in our knowledge of how human auditory cortex forms basis for auditory experience. This volume on human auditory cortex will have two major parts. In Part A, the principal methodologies currently used to investigate human auditory cortex will be discussed. Each chapter will first outline how the methodology is used in auditory neuroscience, highlighting the challenges of obtaining data from human auditory cortex; second, each methods chapter will provide two or (at most) three brief examples of how it has been used to generate a major result about auditory processing. In Part B, the central questions for auditory processing in human auditory cortex are covered. Each chapter can draw on all the methods introduced in Part A but will focus on a major computational challenge the system has to solve. This volume will constitute an important contemporary reference work on human auditory cortex. Arguably, this will be the first and most focused book on this critical neurological structure. The combination of different methodological and experimental approaches as well as a diverse range of aspects of human auditory perception ensures that this volume will inspire novel insights and spurn future research.
This volume will provide an important contemporary reference on hearing development and will lead to new ways of thinking about hearing in children and about remediation for children with hearing loss. Much of the material in this volume will document that a different model of hearing is needed to understand hearing during development. The book is expected to spur research in auditory development and in its application to pediatric audiology.
Human behavior is a subject so vast that it would seem to defy one's ability to comfortably and confidently grasp its varieties, nuances, shapes, and dynamics. But in this wide-ranging and comprehensive survey of the contexts of human behavior, Dennis Saleebey examines the different social science approaches to understanding the way humans react to and are affected by their environment.
Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice (5th edition)by Joe M. Schriver
This textbook offers a comparative examination of competing paradigms in the study of human behavior and the social environment. The text focuses at each system level on the need for multiple perspectives that respect the diversity of persons and environments with whom social workers interact.
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