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Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again.Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: the school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people. They remember him--the White Man with no fear of snakes--and welcome him. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?Interweaving memory and desire, hope and despair, salvation and damnation, this is a hypnotic, compelling, and brilliant return to a terrain about which no one has ever written better than Theroux.nlightening The Tao of Travel.
Not your typical tax-reduction book -- with this one, anyone can save on taxes!
The numbers speak for themselves. More than 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure--and yet despite the billions we spend on medication, the death rate from high blood pressure has risen 36 percent in the past decade. Clearly, the time has come for a radical new treatment plan. And that's exactly what Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra delivers in this invaluable new book. All too often people with high blood pressure get the same frustrating advice from their doctors: lose some weight, lay off the salt, and fill a bunch of prescriptions. One of the nation's leading authorities on cardiovascular disease, Dr. Sinatra offers a different approach. Through an eight week plan that takes into account your lifestyle, medical history, and special needs, this book will dramatically lower your blood pressure while at the same time reducing or even eliminating your need for medications. Inside you will discover * How to diagnose high blood pressure and get the help you need fast * A meal-by-meal diet plan you can start following today * The relationship between hypertension, cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke * The special risk factors for women, the elderly, and African Americans * Easy, enjoyable exercises you can make part of your daily routine * How dietary supplements work and which ones are best for you * Which medications to use--and which to avoid * Finding the stress-reduction program that works for you Clearly written, user friendly, grounded in science and common sense, and full of inspiring case histories and delicious recipes,Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeksis the one book that deals withallthe factors involved in hypertension. This program has worked wonders with hundreds of Dr. Sinatra's patients. Now it will do the same for you! From the Trade Paperback edition.
This best-seller for busy fleet operators, now in its 44th edition, provides essential information and advice on transport legislation, technical standards and goods vehicle operations. Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook is a truly comprehensive guide to the legal, operational and environmental factors that are of the utmost importance in today's road transport industry - including professional competence, working times and driving hours rules, speed cameras and penalties, the international road haulage market, and drugs testing for drivers. The Handbook is the essential reference source for any transport manager, fleet operator, owner-driver haulier or student with an involvement in the industry.
Dear Jamshed, America is not so different from what we thought. I told you I wouldn't see a single cowboy riding across the plain, and I haven't. I have not even seen a plain. Still, there are some silver linings. They are: Trapper and King, the cat and dog who live in the apartment building. They are cuddly and waggy. I am not allowed to play with them, though, becayse they are supposed to catch mice and keep burglars away. Ironman. He owns a pig and talks to me a lot. But he is a grown-up. Kids. I can hear them playing outside. Too bad they do not want to play with me. I wish you were here. Do you wish I was in India? Write back soon. Your friend, Lowji
Early Bird looks and looks, but he can't seem to find a worm to play with. A jumping frog and a tiny field mouse try to help out, but there just aren't any worms to be found. Early Bird is about to give up when he meets a friendly fellow in a funny hat--it's Wiggly Worm! Long out of print, this Richard Scarry classic will delight a whole new audience of readers!
In 1783 and 1784, some fifty thousand Americans felt that they could not support the revolution against Britain. They were called Loyalists - and there would be no place for them in the new United States.As they streamed into the Canadian colonies to the north, they changed forever the face of settlement there. Their arrival would eventually lead to the formation of the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario.First published in hardcover in 1984, the bicentenary of the migration, The Loyalists tells the very human story of these people - of the societies that shaped them, the attitudes that motivated them, and the circumstances that determined their future and influenced the future of Canada. It went on to win the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The events that shaped the author's childhood and led to the persecution of his parents during the McCarthy era.
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell prepares system administrators for the basic LPI General Linux 101 exam and the more advanced 102 exam. The book is divided into two parts, one for each of the LPI exams. Each part features a summary of the exam, a Highlighter's Index, labs, suggested exercises, and practice exams to help you pass the LPI exams with flying colors.
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you need to practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This book will help you determine when you're ready to take the exams, which are technically challenging and designed to reflect the skills that administrators need in real working environments. As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for their IT systems, the demand for certified technicians will become even greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career options because the LPIC is the most widely known and respected Linux certification program in the world. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the best Training and Certification Program. The exams were developed by the Linux Professional Institute, an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in a dozen countries. The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge of Linux installation, configuration, and command-line skills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding system troubleshooting and network services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell is a thoroughly researched reference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one for each of the LPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills you need, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hints to let you focus your energies. Major topics include: GNU and Unix commands Linux installation and package management Devices, filesystems, and kernel configuration Text editing, processing, and printing The X Window System Networking fundamentals and troubleshooting Security, including intrusion detection, SSH, Kerberos, and more DNS, DHCP, file sharing, and other networking infrastructure Email, FTP, and Web services Praise for the first edition:"Although O'Reilly's Nutshell series are intended as 'Desktop Reference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a good all-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as an excellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuable addition to O'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward to more from the author." --First Monday
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell , Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you need to practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This book will help you determine when you're ready to take the exams, which are technically challenging and designed to reflect the skills that administrators need in real working environments. As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for their IT systems, the demand for certified technicians will become even greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career options because the LPIC is the most widely known and respected Linux certification program in the world. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the best Training and Certification Program. The exams were developed by the Linux Professional Institute, an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in a dozen countries. The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge of Linux installation, configuration, and command-line skills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding system troubleshooting and network services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell is a thoroughly researched reference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one for each of the LPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills you need, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hints to let you focus your energies. Major topics include: GNU and Unix commands Linux installation and package management Devices, filesystems, and kernel configuration Text editing, processing, and printing The X Window System Networking fundamentals and troubleshooting Security, including intrusion detection, SSH, Kerberos, and more DNS, DHCP, file sharing, and other networking infrastructure Email, FTP, and Web services Praise for the first edition: "Although O'Reilly's Nutshell series are intended as 'Desktop Reference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a good all-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as an excellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuable addition to O'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward to more from the author." --First Monday
Vietnam, 1968. All of Sergeant John Burford's missions with F Company, 58th Infantry were deep in hostile territory. As leader of a six-man LRRP team, he found the enemy, staged ambushes, called in precision strikes, and rescued downed pilots. The lives of the entire team depended on his leadership and their combined skill and guts. A single mistake--a moment of panic--could mean death for everyone.From the Paperback edition.
Leary and his crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert, and the strains of a voyage never before attempted, in this sequel to the "Locus" hardcover bestseller, "With the Lightnings".
From the Book Jacket: Luba, she lives so happily in her dacha in the country with her mama and papa-until she helps a frightened wren! She only means to be kind to the wren, as she would any creature, but when the wren returns the favor, how Luba's life changes! "Ask for anything you wish," the wren says. Luba wants nothing, but her mama and papa want a rich estate, then to be lords, then czar and czarina -then rulers of the world! Where will it end? In this blazing texture of color, Patricia Polacco brings to her many readers a Russian-style turn on The Fisherman and His Wife, introducing an enchanting new character whose love for simplicity wins the day, as well as her parents' lives. PATRICIA POLACCO comes from a large family of fine storytellers, and her stories reflect that rich family heritage. Luba and the Wren carries on in the tradition of her award-winning Rechenka's Eggs and Babushka Baba Yaga, which highlight her distinctive Russian background. Ms. Polacco lives in Michigan, where she continues to write and illustrate wonderful books for young readers.
On a mission to the stars to find the Holy Grail, Lucan meets High Priestess Cael and they get caught in a futuristic romance.
From the acclaimed author of "Martyn Pig" comes this gripping novel that shows how storytelling has the power to heal and transform. Lucas enters Caitlin's life, and she's deeply drawn to him. When Lucas is accused of a crime he didn't commit, Caitlin knows she must make a choice.
Zoey's parents broke up, and it rocked her world. Then Lucas watched miserably as Zoey was comforted by her old boyfriend, Jake. Now, Lucas tries to hold off Claire, his old love, who says she'll do anything to get Lucas back. If Zoey finds out what happened between Lucas and Claire, will she ever take him back? One thing for sure is that nothing stays the same with the teen couples who are just learning about love. Find out where they've been and where they are going in the Making Out series in the Bookshare Collection. Get a good start on the 28 book series by reading these first 13 books with more to come. #1 ZOEY FOOLS AROUND, #2 JAKE FINDS OUT, #3 NINA WON'T TELL, #4 BEN'S IN LOVE, #5 CLAIRE GETS CAUGHT, #6 WHAT ZOEY SAW, #8 AISHA GOES WILD, #9 ZOEY PLAYS GAMES, #10 NINA SHAPES UP, #11 BEN TAKES A CHANCE, #12 CLAIRE CAN'T LOSE, and #13 DON'T TELL ZOEY.
"Favelas, or shantytowns, are where cocaine is mainly sold in Rio de Janeiro. There are some six hundred "favelas in the city and most of them are controlled by well-organized and heavily armed drug gangs. The struggle for the massive profits from this drug trade has resulted in what are increasingly violent and deadly confrontations between rival drug gangs and a corrupt and brutal police force, that have transformed parts of the city into a war-zone. "Lucia tells the story of one woman who was once intimately involved with drug gang life in Rio throughout the 1990s. Through a series of conversations with the author, Lucia describes conditions of poverty, violence and injustice that are simply unimaginable to outsiders. In doing so, she explains why women like her become involved with drugs and gangs and why this situation is unlikely to change.
Novice actors and stage veterans alike will discover a deeper level of consciousness through the exercises outlined in The Lucid Body: A Guide for the Physical Actor. Developed by Fay Simpson, an Actors Center member and co-founder of Impact Theatre, The Lucid Body is a cutting-edge technique that lets you combine eastern yoga elements with your contemporary western way of life to bring truth to your acting and inner clarity to your life. The Lucid Body technique has been presented by the author for 15 years in workshops, rehearsals, and schools, teaching actors to access their seven chakra centers. Now you can practice in your own home what hundreds of others have already discovered at the Yale School of Drama, NYU, and the Michael Howard Studios. Add vital energy to your life and your acting with The Lucid Body.
Green Your Cuisine with Earth-Friendly Food Choices. With organic and seasonal cooking principles becoming ingrained in today's kitchens, and new buzzwords including locavore and CSA steadily gaining traction, how do we integrate food politics into daily life in ways that are convenient, affordable, and delicious? Lucid Food offers more than eighty-five healthy, eco-oriented recipes based on conscientious yet practical environmental ideals. Sustainable chef and caterer Louisa Shafia demystifies contemporary food issues for the home cook and presents simple, seasonal dishes that follow nature's cycles, such as Baby Artichokes with Fresh Chervil, Apricot Shortcake with Lavender Whipped Cream, and Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Soup. Her empowering advice includes how to source animal products ethically and responsibly, support local food growers, and reduce one's carbon footprint through urban gardening, preserving, composting, and more. This cookbook celebrates the pleasures of savoring home-prepared meals that are healthful, honest, pure, additive-free, and transparently made, from the source to the table.
A brand-new page-turning Stone Barrington novel from the perennially entertaining New York Times-bestselling author. It seems like just another quiet night at Elaine's. Stone Barrington and his former cop partner, Dino, are enjoying some pasta when in walks former client and all around sad sack Herbie Fisher. . . with a briefcase containing $14 million in cash. Herbie claims to have won the money on a lucky lotto ticket, but he also says he needs a lawyer--and after a single gunshot breaks the window above his head and sends diners scrambling, Stone and Dino suspect Herbie might need a bodyguard and a private investigator, too.
Lucien's Gamble Lucien Remington's reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one's rules--in business or the bedroom--is well deserved. He gets what he wants, social repudiation be damned. But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires, the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur. Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man and searching for her irresponsible brother. Suddenly she's in Lucien's grasp, his to take, and his mind is filled with the most wickedly sinful thoughts. A gentleman would walk away from the temptation she presents. But then, Lucien has never claimed to be a gentleman. . .
Front-line, behind-the-scenes military adventure that will steal your breath and take you deep inside the world of the nation's most lethal human weapons-from an Air Force Combat Crewmember who's seen the light . . . Whether on a call to rescue or a call to arms, close to home or in the most inaccessible places on earth, the U. S. Special Forces elite pararescue teams are first on the scene, first to put their lives on the line. Along with his unit of ten, Air Force Master Sergeant Jason Johnson is licensed to kill but prefers to use his powers for good-until murder on the job makes it personal. A series of deadly events has made it terrifyingly clear that the nation-and its fiercest protectors-are in danger. A weapon of unmatched power is aimed at the United States and hidden thousands of feet beneath one of the most isolated spots on the planet. It must be destroyed at the source and it's going to take a thermonuclear charge to do the job-hand-placed by the cream of U. S. covert forces, the suicide squad known as the Brotherhood of Death. Excelling in infiltration, intimidation, and assassination, armed with top-secret, high-tech gadgetry, these handpicked warriors are the last resort. Johnson knows their lethal drill all too well. He's been there before and now he's being called on again. But this time he wants the man behind the killing machine. And he'll stop at nothing to get him, even if it makes this mission his last.
In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins. From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city's mystery and eroticism. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector's library. But when Daniel's employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation--and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries. With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer--and a mystery was born. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal, and danger collide in David Hewson's dazzling novel. Sweeping us from the intrigue of Vivaldi's Venice to the gritty world of a modern cop, from the genius of a prodigy to the greed of a killer,Lucifer's Shadowbuilds to a shattering crescendo--and one last, breathtaking surprise. From the Hardcover edition.
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