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The first edition of Stroke Syndromes was widely welcomed as a new and authoritative reference in the assessment and diagnosis of stroke. This revised and updated edition remains the definitive guide to patterns and syndromes in stroke. A comprehensive survey of all types of neurological, neurophysiological and other clinical dysfunction due to stroke, the book is organised to make pattern recognition easier. It contains descriptions of clinical problems encountered in stroke patients and their differential diagnosis, and will enable clinicians to differentiate between possible locations on the basis of symptoms and signs. A companion volume Uncommon Causes of Stroke completes this highly authoritative reference work which clinicians in neurology will find essential to the understanding and diagnosis of stroke.
1) Hit the NYT bestseller list with latest novel2) Find a great guy and start living a perfect life3) Try to stay in her own bed!When author Becky Stone's horoscope predicted that the New Year would bring her great things, she never expected the first thing she'd experience would be great sex! But after the crushing news that the only way to save her career is to coauthor a book with chauvinistic Adam Maxwell, Becky needs something to go right. And what could be more right than spending an incredible New Year's Eve in the arms of a seriously sexy stranger?Only, the man in her bed isn't going to be a stranger much longer. . .
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the first in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy. Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she's ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? How would I describe myself? Well, I'm Muse Harper. I'm a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make--abandon everything I've ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.That's when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn't know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn't all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I'd found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don't know if I'd have done things differently.Now, I have another choice to make--trust the man that I'm falling in love with and hope that he'll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.
USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl delivers sassy and sexy contemporary romance in a new series set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Get a taste with this novella, Strong Enough to Love.... Photographer Eve Hill was completely comfortable being single. Or at the very least, she was completely resigned to it. There was only one man who made every nerve in her body and brain light up when he walked into a room. But Brian Stewart had always been off limits. Hell, she'd never even kissed him! For Brian, returning to Jackson Hole feels like coming home. But that has nothing to do with the town. It's Eve drawing him back. Eve and the chance to finally see if they have something or if it's all been in his imagination. Eve doesn't think she can open her heart to Brian again after getting hurt so badly before, though her body still wants him. She offers Brian one night to fulfill their long-denied fantasies, and that's it. No love or promises, just a chance to get their attraction out of their systems. But can one night really be enough?Return to Jackson Hole for more steamy romance by Victoria Dahl in Close Enough to Touch, Too Hot to Handle and So Tough to Tame.
Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen--or rebuild--her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about * the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys * the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up * the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life * the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into--and how to avoid them * the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations * the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom's natural ways of communicating--talking, analyzing, exploring--only fuel the fire When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. PRAISE FOR MEG MEEKER, M.D. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters "Dr. Meeker's conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today--and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience--can afford to miss reading this book."--Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School "Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues."--National Review Boys Should Be Boys "If you want to raise a boy you'll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys."--Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover "Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons' innocence. It's a wonderfully written and eye-opening book--a must-read."--Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers "Offers practical ways to help you let go of 'mom guilt' in order to become a happier, healthier woman."--Parent & Child "Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book."--Associated PressFrom the Hardcover edition.
A love story set in Boston that interweaves earthquakes and abortion protesters.
She is lovely, smart, and talented--and only Lord Peter can save her from the gallowsLord Peter Wimsey comes to the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in years. Unfortunately for the detective, the crime's details are distractingly salacious, and there is little doubt that the woman will be found guilty. A slightly popular mystery novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancé, a literary author and well-known advocate of free love. Over the course of a few weeks, she bought strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and when her lover died the police found enough poison in his veins to kill a horse. But as Lord Peter watches Harriet in the dock, he begins to doubt her guilt--and to fall in love. As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his life, love will triumph over death. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
from the cover flap: 'An open-and-shut case: a man dies of arsenic poisoning; his lover admits to having bought arsenic. But when Lord Peter Wimsey meets the young woman standing trial for her life--Harriet Vane--he is certain she's innocent. Lord Peter sets out doggedly pursuing every clue, every possibility. For not only is he convinced of Harriet's innocence, he's also in love with her from the moment he first sees her testifying in court." There is a lot of dialect and English spelling of words as well as words that are unfamiliar to us, as the book was originally written in 1930. There is also a lot of humor.
Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's dominated by white men, there is no place for a black woman.
He's the son of a chieftain and a princess-yet Halfdan was born a slave. Now he is becoming a man and it is time for him to meet his destiny. Though raised a slave who could only dream of freedom, young Halfdan's fate may be about to change. If freed, he may train as a Viking warrior, and come to know the glories of true brotherhood and the horrors of unspeakable evil. In the world of Vikings, a warrior's destiny is forged in the heat of battle. If the fates decree it, Hafdan may emerge as a new hero . . . a new myth . . . and perhaps a new legend.
Based on the true events of 12th century Ireland, this is the story of Richard de Clare (Strongbow), the greatest of all Norman knights, and Aoife, the free-spirited but willful Irish princess who took up a sword alongside Strongbow to defend her people and her land. Historical fiction.
The third installment of the critically acclaimed Super Human series All Gethin Rao wants is to be like every other boy his age. But normal twelve-year-olds aren't blue. And they certainly aren't thirteen feet tall. That's what happens when his superpowers kick in. And from that moment on, his life is never the same. Treated as a villain--a monster--Gethin spends the rest of his life on the run or as a prisoner in a secret military facility. When he finally escapes, he falls in with a group of superpowered teens and becomes the one thing he never thought he'd be: a hero. But as the years pass by and he takes the name Brawn, Gethin learns that being a good guy is a lot more difficult than he thought.
In this enchanting romance, a cursed beauty and a man with an endangered soul are transported through space and time to be reunited in Regency-era England for one last chance at redemption--could their love be stronger than the spell that binds them? Born to a faerie father and a mortal mother, Lucan lacks one thing: a soul. To become complete, he must fall in love. When he does--with spoiled, willful Alys le Fayre--his life ends tragically. Too late, Alys realizes that Lucan was her soul mate. Now imprisoned in the faerie underworld as punishment for causing Lucan's death, she is fated to spend the next millennia helping humans find happiness. But she's never forgotten the love she lost. Her chance for redemption comes in 1816, when she's tasked with finding the perfect woman for Lucian Warre, the seventh Marquess of Thistlewood, who is Lucan reborn into his final life. The catch? She has only 130 days before tragedy once again befalls the half-mortal Lucian, who doesn't believe in love and never intends to marry. But Alys has other plans . . . Heather Cullman delivers a timeless romantic tale about two people whose love transcends time, fate, and intervention--both human and otherworldly.
Lauren's pony, Twilight, turns into a beautiful unicorn when she says the magic words. Lauren and Twilight have been busy using their special magic to help all their friends, but suddenly Twilight gets sick.
What happens when a small girl finds she can lift something as big as a bus... The first of an enchanting series about children empowered by magical gifts.
Introducing a new Western series in the classic tradtion of Louis L'Amour. A son of both the Sioux and white worlds, Joshua Strongheart has two prized possessions-his father's Bowie knife and his stepfather's Colt .45 Peacemaker. And when his stage is robbed by a cold-blooded gang, Strongheart vows to show that revenge-just like that knife-cuts deep.
Part Terry McMillan, part Jan Karon, author Vanessa Davis Griggs delivers the second book in her exciting Blessed Trinity Trilogy.When Pastor George Landris, the dreadlock-wearing minister of the new mega-church, Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, urges his congregation to approach the altar and cast off their strongholds--also known as their weaknesses--it's the start of intense soul-searching for many. From a married couple's twin addictions to gambling and gluttony, to a female member's adulterous affair and a computer expert's obsession with cyber-porn, the church family is about to open the proverbial floodgates. And that's just the beginning. The plot only thickens when the Pastor's wife lightens his load by helping him counsel--and finds herself at the center of a decades-long deception. Insightful, witty, and always poignant, Griggs once again shows the amazing power of redemption and faith in people's lives. "Vanessa's rich stories of faith in action always hit the writing trifecta--they make you laugh, cry, and yearn for more. Her wonderfully realistic characters leap off the pages, compelling you to join them in one life-changing adventure after another."--Angela Benson, National Bestselling Author
When the Romans left Britain around AD 410 the island had not been fully subjugated. In the Celtic fringe of Caledonia - now Northern Scotland - these unconquered native peoples were presented with the opportunity to pillage what remained of Roman Britain. By way of response the Post-Roman Britons of what is now Scotland did their best to defend themselves from attack, and to preserve what they could of the economic and administrative systems left behind by the Romans. While some old Roman forts were maintained, the Post-Roman Britons in the area created new strongholds, or re-occupied some of the long-abandoned hill-forts first built by their ancestors before the coming of the Romans. Meanwhile the Caledonians - who evolved into the Picts - relied on fortifications to maintain control over their land.Then a new wave of invaders arrived from across the Irish Sea. The Scots came first to conquer, then to settle. In their wake came the Angles and Saxons, driving north to occupy most of Scotland as far as the Firth of Forth, and later the Vikings arrived from the north and east. During the variety of ensuing struggles, the Picts, Scots, Vikings, Northumbrians and North Britons made extensive use of fortifications, the remains of which still dot the modern landscape.This book traces the origins and development of these North British forts. It also touches on the way they served as secular or religious centers, seats of power, or as barriers against invasion. It will also discuss the mystery surrounding the Picts, and show how modern archaeology has done much to reveal the way these enigmatic people waged war, and defended their strongholds.
Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.
This edition of Structure & Function of the Body retains many features that have proved successful in over 35 years of classroom use; yet as a new text it presents a wealth of carefully selected new content, as well as pedagogical enhancements that will better serve the needs of today's instructors and students.
The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context. Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation, aimed both at readers familiar with the Qur'an and at those opening it for the first time, differs from other books on the Qur'an in that it reveals the text's fundamental symmetrical organization. Moreover, through readings of key Qur'an chapters, Farrin shows how structure serves as a guide to interpretation. Indeed, one finds that the Qur'an's structure again and again points to universal messages of an ethical nature, rather than to messages whose application may be limited to a specific context. In addition, the book makes a contribution to Qur'anic studies by highlighting literary evidence indicating that the Qur'an was compiled by one author (in all probability, the Prophet Muhammad) and not by an official committee.
The initial concern with the canonical aspect of Scripture led inevitably to reexamination of the formal character of Scripture as such. "What is the Bible?" became a central question, and it receives here a somewhat distinctive answer, in line with the new direction taken in the formulation of biblical canonicity. Because of the limitations of the author's field of specialization the focus of these studies is on the Old Testament, but some suggestions are ventured for the extension of the main theses into the New Testament.
The world's most revered and eloquent interpreter of evolutionary ideas offers here a work of explanatory force unprecedented in our time--a landmark publication, both for its historical sweep and for its scientific vision. With characteristic attention to detail, Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism: that natural selection works on organisms, not genes or species; that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change; and that these changes are incremental, not drastic. Next, he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice: that selection operates on multiple levels, from the gene to the group; that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms, not just natural selection; and that causes operating at broader scales, including catastrophes, have figured prominently in the course of evolution. Then, in a stunning tour de force that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades, Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought. In 2001 the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America's eighty-three Living Legends--people who embody the "quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance." Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work, the likes of which the scientific world has not seen--and may not see again--for well over a century.
The distribution of income, the rate of pay raises, and the mobility of employees is crucial to understanding labor economics. Although research abounds on the distribution of wages across individuals in the economy, wage differentials within firms remain a mystery to economists. The first effort to examine linked employer-employee data across countries, The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison analyzes labor trends and their institutional background in the United States and eight European countries. A distinguished team of contributors reveal how a rising wage variance rewards star employees at a higher rate than ever before, how talent becomes concentrated in a few firms over time, and how outside market conditions affect wages in the twenty-first century. From a comparative perspective that examines wage and income differences within and between countries such as Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands, this volume will be required reading for economists and those working in industrial organization.
For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.
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