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After a friend's untimely death, Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce Creegan's presence arouses more than just Martise's suspicions. Original.
Most women found Slade McClintoch irresistibly attractive, with his dark charisma and hardmuscled physique. But Brionny Stuart vowed she wasn't one of them. If anything, she had always been turned off by Slade's arrogant sort! So why couldn't she forget how skillfully Slade had tried to seduce her? She must concentrate on taking the Eye, an ancient, legendary, Inca emerald, back from Peru to New York!However, her expedition went tragically wrong, and suddenly Brionny, the cool, city girl, was at the mercy of the steaming jungle...and Slade. Would he help her back to civilization, or tempt her into making fierce, primitive love...?
15 new fantasy stories by talented, award winning, popular authors edited by Andrew M Greeley. Diane Duane humorously writes about how the murder of leprechauns in modern Dublin is halted. Tanith Lee's muse, a Speir-Bhan, helps a musician rid the land of 3 beautiful Goth women who are murderous shape shifters. Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple describe a violent pub brawl where the combatants are the Fair Folk. Judith Tarr's lonely hermit finds romance as he rescues the magic folk from extinction. Elizabeth Haydon's Merrow, a mermaid, is a loving wife and mother who rescues her son from starvation during the potato famine. Disrespecting The Butter Spirit almost results in broken hearts and a lost soul in Charles De Lint's suspenseful story. Ray Bradbury creates a beautiful but deadly banshee. Andrew Greeley's Faeries could be angels who prefer Ireland to heaven. Jane Lindskold offers a unique take on the love of a famous poet's life. Fred Saberhagen concocts a shocking blend of vampires and literature. Peter Tremayne's characters pay a chilling price for their chance to be discovered in the music world. Cecilia Dart-Thornton's hero gains love in the land of eternal youth, but can he keep it? L. E. Modesitt, Jr. weaves Irish magic together with interstellar flight. Jacqueline Carey's heroes decide between remaining with their beautiful lovers and continuing their quest for revenge. A stray cat is the salvation of a lonely little girl in the final story by Morgan Llywelyn. Readers may find other titles to try in the short biographies of the authors given at the end of the book.
Introducing this exciting rerelease of USA TODAY bestselling author Lynne Graham's longer-length Harlequin Presents title, Emerald Mistress, available digitally for the first time!When Harriet Carmichael's world comes crashing down, she's determined to count her blessings. Forget London, her failing career and her unfaithful fiancé-an unexpected legacy of a cottage and stables in an Irish village beckons!But her fresh start is soon threatened by Rafael Cavaliere: her new neighbour and the very man who cost Harriet her job! With her heart so recently burned she's reluctant to become another notch on his bedpost, but when passion ensnares them both, deep secrets are revealed-ones that could change their lives forever.
The last in the trilogy of Forgotten Realms novels from Thomas M. Reid. This is the concluding novel in a trilogy exploring the political intrigue of a mercenary society in the Forgotten Realms world. Author Thomas M. Reid has written the entire trilogy, which takes place in an area of the world little before explored in novels. AUTHOR BIO: THOMAS M. REID held numerous positions with TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Inc., including brand manager for the D&D® brand and creative director for Star Wars® RPGs. Besides the Scions of Arrabar trilogy, his most recent novel is Insurrection, the second book in the New York Times best-selling R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen series.From the Paperback edition.
The Battle Against Those Determined to Rule the World-or Destroy It-Continues In the future the world was a paradise-and then, in a moment, it ended. The council that controlled the Net fell out and went to war, while people who had never known a moment of want or pain were left wondering how to survive. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny. Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon-carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords-because New Destiny has plans of its own. The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids- and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolr and Mae West.
Dear Reader, My new story begins on a terror-filled night when two babies--identical twin girls of noble birth--are separated. One grows to womanhood as the frail, manipulative ward of the handsome young earl of Harcourt. The other becomes an enchanting, street-smart urchin who earns her way as a traveling player on the streets of England and France. The two girls' paths might never again have crossed if Harcourt hadn't run into Miranda in the midst of an exuberant performance. The resemblance to his ward is unmistakable--uncanny, in fact. . . and an ambitious plot begins to take shape in Harcourt's mind. His ward, Maude, will commit herself to a convent rather than marry the love-struck king of France, who will soon be traveling to London to claim her. What if Miranda were to take Maude's place? Harcourt is confident that with the right training, the right clothes, and the right attitude, the lithe, carefree Miranda will captivate society--and the king. So begins Harcourt's breathtaking scheme to turn an ugly duckling into a gorgeous swan. But if he succeeds too well, Miranda may become something irresistible--even to Harcourt. . . . It's a delicious dilemma and a dangerous deception. . . and the twists and turns surprised even me. Warmest wishes, Jane Feather
The Emerald Tablet?an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings?has had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious traditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources back to ancient Egypt, and presents alchemy as a useful, practical system of self-transformation. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is explained, with hands-on techniques and exercises, treating alchemy as a living discipline for achieving a spiritual awakening. .
Benjamin and his best friend Andy love being different from the other kids. They like being able to read each others mind and use their telekinesis to play tricks. In fact, they are getting set to spend their entire summer doing just that when Benjamin's mirror starts talking.
Are you struggling to improve something about yourself--your health, your mindset, your relationships? Throw aside the self-help books and recognize this one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you.The harder we try to change, the deeper in the hole we get. We find a new partner but have the same old fights. We strive for an ever bigger paycheck but end up broke at a higher income bracket. This is what happens when the basic principle of life--the Law of Emergence--is disrupted, stopping you from knowing that you are the perfect you. Like an acorn is a perfect acorn that becomes a perfect oak tree, there is not a part of you from beginning to end that isn't exactly what you should be. The Law of Emergence provides the foundation to re-engage with this ancient principle. In this seven-stage framework, spiritual life coach Derek Rydall shows that we aren't lacking anything; everything we need to fulfill our full potential is already inside us. Backed by an ancient truth that has largely been lost, Rydall changes the conversation around how to achieve your potential by showing you how to activate the genius already in you and empower your purpose in life.
Ancestral Pueblo farmers encountered the deep, well watered, and productive soils of the central Mesa Verde region of Southwest Colorado around A.D. 600, and within two centuries built some of the largest villages known up to that time in the U.S. Southwest. But one hundred years later, those villages were empty, and most people had gone. This cycle repeated itself from the mid-A.D. 1000s until 1280, when Puebloan farmers permanently abandoned the entire northern Southwest. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book examines how climate change, population size, interpersonal conflict, resource depression, and changing social organization contribute to explaining these dramatic shifts. Comparing the simulations from agent-based models with the precisely dated archaeological record from this area, this text will interest archaeologists working in the Southwest and in Neolithic societies around the world as well as anyone applying modeling techniques to understanding how human societies shape, and are shaped by the environments we inhabit.
Two problems continually arise in the sciences and humanities, according to Mario Bunge: parts and wholes and the origin of novelty. In "Emergence and Convergence," he works to address these problems, as well as that of systems and their emergent properties, as exemplified by the synthesis of molecules, the creation of ideas, and social inventions. Along the way, Bunge examines further topical problems, such as the search for the mechanisms underlying observable facts, the limitations of both individualism and holism, the reach of reduction, the abuses of Darwinism, the rational choice-hermeneutics feud, the modularity of the brain vs. the unity of the mind, the cluster of concepts around 'maybe, ' the uselessness of many-worlds metaphysics and semantics, the hazards posed by Bayesianism, the nature of partial truth, the obstacles to correct medical diagnosis, and the formal conditions for the emergence of a cross-discipline. Bunge is not interested in idle fantasies, but about many of the problems that occur in any discipline that studies reality or ways to control it. His work is about the merger of initially independent lines of inquiry, such as developmental evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, and socio-economics. Bunge proposes a clear definition of the concept of emergence to replace that of supervenience and clarifies the notions of system, real possibility, inverse problem, interdiscipline, and partial truth that occur in all fields.
Harold Innis was one of the most profound thinkers that Canada ever produced. Such was his influence on the field of communication that Marshall McLuhan once declared his own work was a mere footnote to Innis. But over the past sixty years scholars have had a hard time explaining his brilliance, in large measure because Innis's dense, elliptical writing style has hindered easy explication and interpretation. But behind the dense verbiage lies a profound philosophy of history. In Emergence and Empire, John Bonnett offers a fresh take on Innis's work by demonstrating that his purpose was to understand the impact of self-organizing, emergent change on economies and societies. Innis's interest in emergent change induced him to craft an original and bold philosophy of history informed by concepts as diverse as information, Kantian idealism, and business cycle theory. Bonnett provides a close reading of Innis's oeuvre that connects works of communication and economic history to present a fuller understanding of Innis's influences and influence. Emergence and Empire presents a portrait of an original and prescient thinker who anticipated the importance of developments such as information visualization and whose understanding of change is remarkably similar to that which is promoted by the science of complexity today.
In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications.<P> A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK<P> A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR<P> AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR <P> Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web? <P> In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.
The question of whether life exists beyond death remains one of the most pertinent of our existence, and theologians continue to address what relevance the answer has for our life in the present. In this book, William J. Hoye uses the phenomenon of emergence - the way higher forms of existence arise from a collection of simpler interactions - as a framework for understanding and defending the concept of eternal life, showing how it 'emerges' from our present life, our human longing for fulfilment and happiness, and our striving for knowledge of reality. Hoye uses the work of Karl Rahner and Thomas Aquinas to explore questions concerning suffering, the ultimate relevance of morality, and how the fundamental idea of responsibility changes when viewed eschatologically. Contemporary reasons for denying an afterlife are examined critically and extensively. This book will be of great interest to those studying systematic theology, theological anthropology and Catholic theology.
When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound portrait of the writer, who has been praised posthumously for his unflinching explorations of historical cruelty, memory, and dislocation. With contributions from poet, essayist, and translator Charles Simic, New Republic editor Ruth Franklin, Bookworm radio host Michael Silverblatt, and more, The Emergence of Memory offers Sebald's own voice in interviews between 1997 up to a month before his death in 2001. Also included are cogent accounts of almost all of Sebald's books, thematically linked to events in the contributors' own lives.Contributors include Carole Angier, Joseph Cuomo, Ruth Franklin, Michael Hofmann, Arthur Lubow, Tim Parks, Michael Silverblatt, Charles Simic, and Eleanor Wachtel.
The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, 100-600 (The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 1)by Jaroslav Pelikan
In this five-volume opus--now available in its entirety in paperback--Pelikan traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth. "Pelikan's The Christian Tradition [is] a series for which they must have coined words like 'magisterial'."--Martin Marty, Commonwealth.
Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. He canvassed 15,000 doctors and nurses across the country, asking them to contribute the stories, dramas, the ridiculous sagas, and the immensely humorous moments that make up their lives in the war zone, or "pit."
Featuring all new material not included in the print edition, including: two deleted chapters, the contents of Neil's Bugout Bag, a disaster survival cheat sheet on how to survive 35 catastrophic events, and ten emergency-preparedness myths that can kill you. Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation. What can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. **I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.** So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year. After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes-and now of world financial meltdown-Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world-and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...
Falling for the handsome consultant-all over again! Dr. Katie Sherbourn shouldn't get too close to A&E consultant Drew Bradley. She knows it would mean unsettling her ill father and alienating herself from her beloved family-something she can't afford to do. But memories of her relationship with Drew leave her yearning for his touch, and working up close and personal with the handsome doctor at the Royal forces Katie to confront her feelings. Could she really be falling for him all over again?
EMERGENCY! Is still a favorite with fans all over the world. When the show premiered in 1972, fire department paramedic services were being piloted in just a handful of cities. By 1977, over 50% of the U.S. population was within 10 minutes of a paramedic unit. The paramedics of Fire Station 51 showed viewers critical techniques, such as CPR, that saved lives, both on-screen and off! Emergency! Behind the Scene contains real-life tales from the production crew-medical and fire technical advisors, cast members and writers, to paramedics and fire fighters. Learn more about Johnny Gage, Roy DeSoto, Dixie McCall, and the rest of the Station 51 and Rampart General Hospital staff. If you are a fire fighter paramedic, or simply a fan, you will enjoy this in-depth look behind the scenes! "Watching Johnny and Roy in action on Emergency! was a reflection of how early Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics really worked; it redefined the scope of the fire service. It was truly one of America's first reality shows." -P Michael Freeman, Fire Chief, Los Angeles County Fire Department
This textbook serves as the primary resource for the emergency medical technician (EMT) course. It also discusses what will be expected of you during the course and what other requirements you will have to meet to be licensed or certified as an EMT in most states. You will also learn about the differences between first aid training, a Department of Transportation (DOT) emergency medical responder (EMR) training course, and the training courses for an EMT, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT), and paramedic.
Posh Doc, Nurse Bride! Gina Riddles never settles in one place. She loves her job as a travel nurse, and she loves her patients, but Gina's never let herself be loved. Dr Thomas Ferguson is rich, handsome, and the top doctor in the ER. He's always prided himself on his aloof dedication to work. So how has this new, vivacious and totally unsuitable young nurse thrown him completely off balance? She's brought life and sparkle to the ER department, and he can't seem to get enough of her! Gina's contract is running out. She's about to leave - unless Thomas can stop her with a more permanent proposal. . .
The authors present a host of information to prevent your dog from requiring emergency care. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, accidents and injuries happen. This is a must have resource for anyone who is loved by and loves their dog. It includes basic first aid as well as very in depth information on how to care for your dog in an emergency situation. Do you know how to choose toys that won't hurt your dog? Do you know which plants are toxic or possess toxic parts? It also covers other common poisons...when to induce vomiting, when not too... An excellent written guide for caring for your pooch until emergency vet care can be obtained. No dog owner should be without this book.
Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisisby Peggy Layton
Always Be Prepared! What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you? With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities--food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more--simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver. Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to: *Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy" *Use what you store and store what you use *Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs *Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family *And many more invaluable hints and tips "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!"-- Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan, and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
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