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When Charles Darwin writes the wrong book and reverses the progress of science, Unseen University's wizards must once again save Roundworld (Earth, that is) from an apocalyptic end. Ever since a wizardly experiment inadvertently brought about the creation of Roundworld, the wizard scholars of Unseen University have done their best to put things on the right course. In Darwin's Watch they may face their greatest challenge yet: A man called Darwin has written a bestselling book called The Theology of the Species, and his theory of scientific design has been witlessly embraced by Victorian society. As a result, scientific progress has slowed to a crawl, and the wizards must find a way to change history back to the way it should have been. DARWIN'S WATCH EXPLORES THE REVERBERATIONS of major scientific advances on our planet and our culture, the dangers of obscurantism, and the theory of evolution as you have never seen it before. This brilliant addition to Pratchett's beloved Discworld series illustrates with great wit and wisdom how the laws of our universe truly are stranger than fiction.
This modern German-Californian cookbook from longtime Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Hans Röckenwagner features sections on bread-making (yes, pretzel bread!), holiday treats, and bar snacks, along with the most popular recipes from his several Los Angeles restaurants, including 3 Square Cafe on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Cafe Röckenwagner in Brentwood.Hans Röckenwagner's background spans thirty years of cooking in Germany, Switzerland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In the 1980s, he won international fame for his fine-dining restaurant in Santa Monica, Röckenwagner; today, he owns several LA-area bakery/cafes and a large wholesale bakery. Hans is known for his individuality, innovative dishes, and his craftsmanship in designing and building his restaurants (he is also a master woodworker). This is his second cookbook.Jenn Garbee is a food reporter and editor who has written for the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Cooking Light, Saveur, and more. An expert recipe tester and developer, Jenn has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu and has worked in professional kitchens across Los Angeles. She is also the author of Secret Suppers and the co-author of the 2015 St. Martin's Press book, Tomatomania!Wolfgang Gussmack has been Hans's chef de cuisine since 2012. A native of Graz, Austria, Wolfgang started his culinary career cooking spätzle for his family's restaurant and gasthaus. This experience earned him a spot in Austria's only two-star Michelin restaurant and subsequently led him to renowned kitchens in Italy and France before he came to Los Angeles.Photographer Staci Valentine is based in Los Angeles; her other cookbooks include The Perfect Peach.
Das Kapital, Karl Marx's seminal work, is the book that above all others formed the twentieth century. From Kapital sprung the economic and political systems that at one time dominated half the earth and for nearly a century kept the world on the brink of war. Even today, more than one billion Chinese citizens live under a regime that proclaims fealty to Marxist ideology. Yet this important tome has been passed over by many readers frustrated by Marx's difficult style and his preoccupation with nineteenth-century events of little relevance to today's reader.Here Serge Levitsky presents a revised version of Kapital, abridged to emphasize the political and philosophical core of Marx's work while trimming away much that is now unimportant. Pointing out Marx's many erroneous predictions about the development of capitalism, Levitsky's introduction nevertheless argues for Kapital's relevance as a prime example of a philosophy of economic determinism that "subordinates the problems of human freedom and human dignity to the issues of who should own the means of production and how wealth should be distributed."Here then is a fresh and highly readable version of a work whose ideas provided inspiration for communist regimes' ideological war against capitalism, a struggle that helped to shape the world today.
"A beautiful story, expertly told. " --Per Mertesacker, Arsenal defender and member of the German national team, winners of the 2014 World Cup Estádio do Maracanã, July 13, 2014, the last ten minutes of extra time in the World Cup Final: German forward Mario Götze jumps to meet a floated pass from André Schürrle, cushions the ball with his chest, and in one fluid motion volleys the ball past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. The goal wins Germany the World Cup for the first time in almost thirty years. As the crowd roars, Götze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done. In Das Reboot, Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German soccer from the dreary functionality of the late 1990s to Götze's moment of sublime, balletic genius and asks: How did this come about? The answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracanã, via Dortmund and Amsterdam. Packed with exclusive interviews with key figures, including Jürgen Klinsmann, Thomas Müller, Oliver Bierhoff, and many more, Honigstein's book reveals the secrets of German soccer's success.
This book narrates the ten incarnations of Vishnu, the Hindu god.
When Jenny discovers barrel racing, she cannot wait to give it a try. Luckily, Jenny's dad has the perfect horse, Dash. Dash is very fast, but Jenny must learn to control him around all the tight turns in the barrel racing course.
A POWERFUL, EASY-TO-FOLLOW CLEANSE UTILIZING THE SCIENTIFICALLY-PROVEN DASH DIET--THE #1 OVERALL DIET BY U. S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FIVE YEARS IN A ROW Shedding pounds, lowering blood pressure and detoxing your body have never been easier thanks to the DASH Diet Detox. This helpful handbook offers all the tools you need for a healthy weight loss plan, including: *Easy-to-use 14-day meal plans *Delicious recipes for every meal *Ready-to-go shopping lists *Superfood suggestions for natural detoxing *Tricks for breaking unhealthy habits *Advice on transitioning from detox to diet Drawing from the diet rated #1 overall by U. S. News & World Report five years in a row, the DASH Diet Detox shows you how to quickly lose pounds and start living a healthier life today.
IN A 2011 RANKING PUBLISHED IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, THE DASH DIET WAS RATED #1 BY A PANEL OF MEDICAL EXPERTS INCLUDING SPECIALISTS IN DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE-- THE BEST OVERALL DIET AND THE BEST DIET FOR DIABETES! More than 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, and most of them control it by taking prescription drugs with potentially dangerous side effects; and nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. But there is a natural and affordable alternative for managing these potentially deadly conditions, reducing your risk of heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease, and achieving the best health of your life: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Developed by a world-class team of doctors and nutritionists, the DASH diet gives you: * Complete and balanced nutrition for safe short-term and long-term weight loss * A scientifically proven approach to managing diabetes and heart disease without prescription medication * A hearty and healthful selection of DASH menus, recipes, and grocery lists * DASH exercise programs for everyday living * Key tools including calorie worksheets and a formula to calculate body mass . . . and much more from this revolutionary program, which is recommended by the American Heart Association; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the American Society for Hypertension; and other leading medical authorities.
UNLIKE MOST DIETS, the DASH Diet is based on favorite foods you can find at the grocery store around the corner. It's easy to follow, it won't leave you hungry, and it's built for long-lasting results. It's also America's healthiest diet. And people on the DASH Diet feel better and think more clearly. That's because, also unlike most diets, the DASH Diet was originally developed by a team of medical researchers who were funded by the NIH and led by Dr. Thomas Moore. The team's goal was to create a diet to lower blood pressure (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), and they came up with an easy eating plan that has since been proven to lower high blood pressure and reduce the development of hypertension, lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and kidney stones, as well as reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. And the researchers noticed something else along with these incredible medical benefits: while eating a varied, hearty diet of nutritious foods, people on the DASH Diet also were able to lose weight and maintain that healthy weight loss over time. Named the Best Overall Diet by U.S. News & World Report two years in a row and recommended by the US Department of Agriculture as an ideal eating pattern for all Americans, the DASH Diet is easy to follow and allows you to choose the foods you like. Now, based on new data from Dr. Moore's continuing research, The DASH Diet for Weight Loss adapts the DASH Diet for anyone who wants to reach his or her healthiest weight. You'll learn how to calculate calorie targets and learn what counts as a serving; how to add exercise to the diet; how to keep a food log, plan a menu, and adapt favorite recipes for the DASH Diet. And you'll learn how to keep off the weight you lost. With versions for meat-eaters and vegetarians, the DASH Diet is a plan you can stick to because it offers a wide selection of your favorite foods, not special supplements or meals that you have to buy from a specific manufacturer. You'll read inspiring before-and-after stories by others who have experienced success with DASH. And you'll find extensive meal plans at the calorie level that is just right for you, concentrating on how to lose weight without sacrificing great-tasting foods. You can reach your goal to lose weight and keep it off by following America's healthiest diet. The DASH Diet for Weight Loss will show you how. *** * NAMED THE BEST OVERALL DIET BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT TWO YEARS IN A ROW * RECOMMENDED BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS AN IDEAL EATING PATTERN FOR ALL AMERICANS * ENDORSED BY THE NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) * MEAL PLANS PROVIDED AT MULTIPLE CALORIE LEVELS (SO THERE'S ONE THAT'S RIGHT FOR ALL READERS) AND FOR MEAT-EATERS AND VEGETARIANS ALIKE *** START THE DASH DIET THE EASY WAY WITH ONE OF OUR SIMPLE, SUBSTANTIAL MEAL PLANS: 1,600 CALORIES: DAY 5 Target: 6 grain, 4 fruit, 4 vegetable, 2 dairy, 1½ meat, ¼ nuts/seeds/legumes, 1 added fat, ½ sweets BREAKFAST (340 CALORIES) 1 Low-Fat Blueberry Muffin (see recipe), 2 grain (200 calories) ½ cup raspberries, 1 fruit (30 calories) 1 cup low-fat milk, 1 dairy (110 calories) MORNING SNACK (160 CALORIES)1 cup sliced mango, 2 fruit (110 calories) ¾ ounce (1 small slice) low-fat cheddar cheese, ½ dairy (50 calories) LUNCH (325 CALORIES) 1 Cobb Salad (see recipe), 4 vegetable, ½ dairy, ½ meat, 1 added fat (225 calories) 1 small chocolate chip granola bar, 1 grain (100 calories) AFTERNOON SNACK (160 CALORIES) "Ants on a log": 4 celery sticks (5 inches each), 1 vegetable (5 calories) 1 tablespoon peanut butter, ½ nuts/seeds/legumes (100 calories) 2 tablespoons raisins, ½ fruit (55 calories) DINNER (445 CALORIES) Shrimp Scampi, 3 ounces shrimp with sauce (see recipe), 1 meat (145 calories) 1½ cups whole-wheat linguine, 3 grain (300 calories) EVENING SNACK/DESSERT (105 CALORIES) 1 medium apple, 1 fruit (50 calories) 2 tablespoons low-fat caramel sauce, ½ sweets (55 calories) Nutrition analysis for the day: 1,535 calo...
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--BASED ON THE DIET RANKED "#1 BEST DIET OVERALL" BY US NEWS & WORLD REPORT--FOR 4 YEARS IN A ROW!The DASH diet isn't just for healthy living anymore-now it's for healthy weight loss, too. Using the key elements of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and proven, never-before-published NIH research, bestselling author, foremost DASH dietitian and leading nutrition expert Marla Heller has created the most effective diet for quick-and lasting-weight loss. Based on the diet rated the #1 Best Overall Diet by Us News & World Report, this effective and easy program includes menu plans, recipes, shopping lists, and more. Everything you need to lose weight and get healthy!With a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish and poultry, nuts, beans and seeds, heart healthy fats, and whole grains, you will drop pounds and revolutionize your health, while eating foods you love. In just 2-weeks you'll experience: Faster metabolism Lower body fat Improved strength and cardiovascular fitness Plus lower cholesterol and blood pressure without medication, without counting calories!As effective as the original DASH is for heart health, the program is now formulated for weight loss!
"I've left some clues for you.If you want them, turn the page.If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please."So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (LET IT SNOW, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.From the Hardcover edition.
As Joseph Epstein once said, "We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents, or the country of our birth. We do not, most of us, choose to die. . . . But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live." And that is what The Dash is all about. Beginning with an inspiring poem by Linda Ellis titled "The Dash," renowned author Mac Anderson then applies his own signature commentary on how the poem motivates us to make certain choices in our lives--choices to ignore the calls of selfishness and instead reach out to others, using our God-given abilities to brighten their days and lighten their loads. After all, at the end of life, how we will be remembered--whether our dash represents a full, joyous life of seeking God's glory, or merely the space between birth and death--will be entirely up to the people we've left behind, the lives we've changed.
A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a deliciously sensual new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is six feet four inches of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life-and women-to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own.... Beneath Margo's tough facade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side...skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he'll have to prove he's all the man she needs-in all the ways that matter....
"Takes the straitjacket off punctuation....Lukeman's wit and insight make this an instant classic."--M. J. Rose The first practical and accessible guide to the art of punctuation for creative writers. Punctuation reveals the writer: haphazard commas, for example, reveal haphazard thinking; clear, lucid breaks reveal clear, lucid thinking. Punctuation can be used to teach the writer how to think and how to write. This short, practical book shows authors the benefits that can be reaped from mastering punctuation: the art of style, sentence length, meaning, and economy of words. There are full-length chapters devoted to the period, the comma, the semicolon, the colon, quotation marks, the dash and parentheses, the paragraph and section break, and a cumulative chapter on integrating them all into "The Symphony of Punctuation." Filled with exercises and examples from literary masters (Why did Poe and Melville rely on the semicolon? Why did Hemingway embrace the period?), A Dash of Style is interactive, highly engaging, and a necessity for creative writers as well as for anyone looking to make punctuation their friend instead of their mysterious foe.
Tess Norton knows that Dash Black is way out of her league. She just looks after his houseplants, for heaven's sake. But she can't resist a sizzling fling with the sexy media king before she settles for Mr. Ordinary someday.Dash has never experienced a woman like Tess in his life. Hot...sweet...sinful, she occupies his bed-and his mind-day after day. She's a welcome distraction in the New York frenzy that he calls home. For Tess, he knows he's just a man to do.Not a man to marry.But sometimes sex and romance can get all mixed up when you least expect it....
From the Book jacket: The story begins with Dasher meeting her new family for the first time. The book is about Dasher's fears, mistakes, and triumphs as she learns the joy of being in a loving home. The abrupt transition from the race track to her new home confuses Dasher. She wonders if she did something wrong to cause the change. Time, patience, and bonding through shared activities, helps Dasher learn to love and trust her family. Dasher Gets Adopted combines creative storytelling and delightful illustrations with values important to every family. Age range is 4-8. What's being said about Dasher Gets Adopted... "The book provides a wonderful opportunity for parents to help kids develop empathy and understanding for a new family member. --Tami Beutel (author) "I liked it!" --Shay Stenchever (age 3 1/2) "Dasher Gets Adopted is a really good book." -Cathy Fisk (mom) "A charming and informative story of greyhound adoption from the retired racer's point of view." -Alyssa Stenchever (mom) "It's a fun story for children. Dasher is a great character." --Liza Hanses (mom) "Dasher Gets Adopted is good for any family, but ideal for those with adopted children or stepchildren." -Vicky Carlsen (has two stepchildren)
Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade--immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon--and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood. A brilliant writer, Hammett was a complex and enigmatic man. After 1934 until his death in 1961, he published no more novels and suffered from a writer's block that both shamed and maimed him. He is identified with his tough protagonists, but his tuberculosis compromised his masculine identity and alcoholism may have been his answer. A former Pinkerton detective who valued honesty, he was attracted to women who lied outrageously, most notably Lillian Hellman, with whom he conducted a thirty-year affair. A controversial political activist who stood up for civil liberty, he was also a very private man. In this compact new biography, Sally Cline uses fresh research, including interviews with Hammett's family and Hellman's heir, to reexamine the life and works of the writer whom Raymond Chandler called "the ace performer."
Can a matchmaking pup bring a city slicker and a small-town doctor together? Find out in Helen Myers's latest Sweet Springs, Texas story! When city girl Brooke Bellamy rushes to Sweet Springs, Texas, to be by her ailing aunt's side, little does she know that she's headed straight into a whirlwind of her own! Managing Marsha's floral shop and keeping an eye on her aunt's mischievous basset hound, Humphrey, is hard enough. Luckily, Marsha's neighbor, veterinarian Gage Sullivan, is more than willing to give a helping hand with the stubborn pup...among other things! For years, Gage has heard about his neighbor's wonderful niece, and he's curious to see if the stories hold up. When Brooke proves to be everything Gage had imagined-and more-he's faced with his biggest challenge yet: to convince her that she belongs in Sweet Springs with him.
"Dashing dog! Dashing dog! Oh, what a sight to see!" When a dashing dog gets into messy mischief, his family is exasperated. Then baby Betty falls off the jetty, and it's up to the brave dashing dog to save the day. Can this bedraggled puppy prove that looks aren't everything?Award-winning author Margaret Mahy's canine caper will tickle young readers until they sit up and beg for more! Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Nancy Wins A Holiday Party Raffle -- but Loses The Prize! Nancy and her Labrador puppy, Chocolate Chip, are enjoying the holiday party at the Dashing Dog salon. They even win the raffle prize -- a one-of-a-kind doggie collar with rhinestones shaped like bones. But then the collar vanishes! Now Nancy is digging up suspects. There's Petra, a girl from her school. She really, really wanted the collar for her dog, Prince Fabian. And what about Alice Cahill, who writes about pets for the local newspaper? She was crazy for the collar, too. Then there's Mrs. Vanderpool and her two yipping Yorkies -- the collar is just their style. To solve this case, Nancy has to be sure she's barking up the right tree!
From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and Carol Higgins Clark, author of the hugely popular Regan Reilly mystery series, comes Dashing Through the Snow, a holiday treat you won't want to miss. In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it? The Clarks' endearing heroes -- Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly -- have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears. So much for an old-fashioned weekend in the country. This fast-paced holiday caper will keep you dashing through the pages!
The book aims to give students a superior foundation in data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and other modern problem-solving techniques.
If you are ready to dive into the MapReduce framework for processing large datasets, this practical book takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as building a recommendation system. You'll learn how to implement the appropriate MapReduce solution with code that you can use in your projects.Dr. Mahmoud Parsian covers basic design patterns, optimization techniques, and data mining and machine learning solutions for problems in bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and social network analysis. This book also includes an overview of MapReduce, Hadoop, and Spark.Topics include:Market basket analysis for a large set of transactionsData mining algorithms (K-means, KNN, and Naive Bayes)Using huge genomic data to sequence DNA and RNANaive Bayes theorem and Markov chains for data and market predictionRecommendation algorithms and pairwise document similarityLinear regression, Cox regression, and Pearson correlationAllelic frequency and mining DNASocial network analysis (recommendation systems, counting triangles, sentiment analysis)
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