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IF BABIES CAME WITH A USER'S MANUAL-THIS WOULD BE IT! Here is a lifeline of reliable, reassuring information for those busy days and often sleepless nights from pregnancy through the first year. This trouble shooting, sanity-saving book covers more than five hundred topics-everything from allergies to zoster (commonly known as shingles)-and is filled with warm, comforting advice from an experienced pediatrician and father of two. Wondering about those little bumps or spots? Worried that your baby sleeps or eats too much (or too little)? Coping with colic? Concerned about teething? Confused about car seats, medications, vaccinations? Designed to console even the most stressed-out parents during the always challenging first twelve months, this essential guide includes * Guidelines for a healthy pregnancy (tip: limit fish and avoid peanut butter)-and what supplies to have on hand when baby arrives * Advice on choosing a pediatrician: three vital questions for the prenatal interview * The advantages (and disadvantages) of breast- and bottle-feeding, as well as time-tested tips on feeding schedules * Hints for getting through the night-and avoiding ineffective bedtime rituals, including the "Sneaky" and "Buddy" approaches * Crucial facts about shots, screening tests, and immunizations (yes, kids still do get whooping cough) * At-your-fingertips information on common illnesses, fevers, when to call the doctor, and what to do in an emergency * Special advice for working moms, single parents, adoptive parents, and parents of twins, triplets, and preemies Plus-handy checklists, growth charts, eye-catching diagrams, "Myths and Truths" about baby care, and Kidfixer FAQs-real questions from parents and Dr. Altman's helpful advice From the Trade Paperback edition.
The last thing most kids want to do is kidnap their own parents. But life has reached a crisis point for Steven and Benjy Marks. Their dad is always away on business, and ever since their mom began prosecuting a group of terrorists, the boys have been confined to their home with police protection. So where does that leave Steven and Benjy? Stuck in the house with a weird "nanny" named Dewey, whose idea of a good meal is Pop Tarts and Kool-Aid. The refrigerator's empty, their clothes aren't washed, and it's hard to get up for school when there's never a bedtime. It may sound like fun, but it wears thin after a while. That's when Steven and Benjy take matters into their own hands. On a weekend in the country, the boys take their parents by surprise with a plan that will assure them some quality family time. But the surprise is on Steven and Benjy, because there's a pair of terrorists outside their cabin and what they have in mind for the boys' mom is no joke!
FBI agent Kelly Jones has little left to lose. Following months of grueling rehab after losing her lower leg--and nearly losing her life--she knows she may never do fieldwork again. And in the slums of Mexico City, she's about to encounter an old and infinitely twisted enemy. Original.
When young David Balfour is orphaned, he discovers some surprising truths about his family. His meeting with his uncle Ebenezer turns out to have disastrous consequences leading to kidnap and imprisonment on board a ship bound for the Carolinas. The voyage is full of incident and, after violent conflict and a shipwreck, David finds himself in a daredevil chase across the Scottish Highlands in the company of the irrepressible warrior Alan Breck Stewart.
Okay, it's certainly an unconventional way for Manhattan heiress Tate Baxter to conquer her fears. But when your whole life takes place behind the tinted windows of a limo and your household staff are all gun-toting ex-CIA, drastic measures have to be taken. Especially when one member of that staff has got her all hot and bothered. Chauffeur Michael Caulfield has just one assignment -- keeping Tate safe. But when she's kidnapped for real, the only way he can save her is to become a prisoner with her. He may be just the help, but as her take-charge protector, he's the Michael of her sexual fantasies. Maybe a man she can trust and even dare to love? Except once out of his uniform, he isn't exactly laying bare all his secrets -- to Tate.
"It all happened so fast that even now, a month later, I still have trouble believing it, and I have to tell myself over and over again: Leszli, you have been kidnapped." On April 12, 1999, Leszli Kálli boarded a plane in Colombia to work on a kibbutz in Israel, but she never made it. The plane was hijacked by a leftist guerrilla group and forced to land on an abandoned runway in the jungle. Leszli, along with her father and the other passengers, were held hostage for 373 days. Her diary reveals her innermost thoughts, darkest fears, and visions of hope. Leszli vividly presents this painful time in her life: trapped, held at gunpoint, and never knowing if she would live to see another day. Although never close before, the bond between her and her father grows as they provide one another with vital support. Alienated as the only woman in her group, she maintains her guard but finds comfort caring for animals, including a tarantula living beneath her bed. As the pages of her diary unfold, so, too, does the incredible story of one girl's fight for survival against overwhelming odds.
K. C. Corcoran and her best friend Marshall Li searching Washington, D.C., for K. C.'s mom and President Zacary Thornton, who mysteriously disappear while the two kids are buying ice cream at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
SHANGHAIED FROM THE CHURCH?Slung over the broad shoulders of her ex-fiancé as he kidnapped her from the church was not the way Lorelei Mason had envisioned her wedding day to her new fiancé. Jack Storm had left her at the altar once; now he had the nerve to want her back!Jack had made the biggest mistake of his life when he was a no-show for his wedding. Now he hoped Lorelei would fall in love with him again. And only then would he take her back to the church-to marry him!RIGHT BRIDE, WRONG GROOM:Marrying Mr. Almost-Right is all wrong, especially when the perfect man is ready to sweep you into his arms!
Jack and Amy have come to London during the 1860s as orphans searching for a relative. London society is cruel to the needy, and Jack and Amy are left on their own without money, food or shelter. When Amy is stolen away to be sold, Jack turns to an unlikely source for help.
Taken!Callie Mae Lockett had once trusted TJ Grier, cared for him even, but then her brother was killed and TJ took the blame. Now he wants a chance to clear his name, even if that means kidnapping Callie Mae. . . . Redeemed?Alone in the wilderness with TJ, Callie Mae should feel afraid. Instead, she is attracted to this rugged cowboy and begins to believe in his innocence. But the truth will be dangerous for both of them and, with time running out, can TJ clear his name and claim his woman?
A dangerous cult has entered Sweet Valley and Jessica has fallen under its spell. Elizabeth is worried so she is trying to help Jessica.
If I accept his offer to be his mistress, I could have the finest silks, the best carriage and be transformed from ugly duckling to a pampered, pretty swan! And although I would feel a virtuous pride in turning down the wicked rake, I also have an unmaidenly interest in exactly what the role would entail.... Catriona is doing her best to resist the skillful seduction of the scandalous heir to the Earl of Strathconan. But kidnapped and shipwrecked with only this rake as company, her adventure has just begun....
Two in one! In "Kidnapped?", reporter Melanie Mulcahy can't believe her good luck when she's kidnapped by Hal "The Iceman" Smothers. She thinks it will lead to the story of a lifetime. He wants her to "be" the story of his lifetime. And in "I Got You, Babe", Nick gets conned into babysitting his infant niece when the right girl comes along. And he finds himself looking more like Mr. Mom than Don Juan.
With a robot's help, two children search for a relative who has been kidnapped by the king on the planet Astarr and accused of making secret war weapons.
Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive ... but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness. This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.
"It's a mistake ," Joey Bishop says, "to earn the reputation of being a liar. It seems harmless enough to make up stories to entertain yourself, but it can backfire." And when it does, it does so in a big way! The whole thing begins when Joey hits Willie Groves in the nose. It's an accident, but Willie doesn't want excuses. He wants revenge, and he's out to get Joey. Since Willie is a head taller and fifteen pounds heavier than Joey, Joey sees himself dead. So, of course. Joey hides from Willie. And because Joey is hiding, and because most of the other kids have already been picked up by their mothers or their chauffeurs from their expensive private school, only Joey sees what happens. Only Joey sees Willie being kidnapped. Joey doesn't like Willie, yet he doesn't like to think of what could happen to Willie at the hands of the kidnappers. But now, at just the wrong time, Joey's reputation kicks in. No one seems to believe him when he tells what he's seen. The truth is, however, that Willie has actually been kidnapped; and someone does really believe that Joey saw it. In fact, Joey suddenly finds himself in more danger, more involved with the event and even more involved with Willie than he ever thought he could be. Sometimes. Joey discovers in this exciting tale, truth really can be stranger than fiction.
In an original short story by New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge must put all his detecting skills to use to solve a baffling case. A man and his young daughter were returning home from a dinner party when three men appeared from out of nowhere and grabbed the girl. Rutledge has to act quickly to find the child and bring the surprising culprits to justice. The Kidnapping also includes excerpts from three other Ian Rutledge mysteries: A Lonely Death, The Red Door, and A Pale Horse.
When a terrible accident partially disables Kevin and makes his mother overprotective of him, his best friends Ryan and Mooch decide that the only way to liberate him is to kidnap him.
Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn's GED course. . . until his abduction plan succeeds. Terrified, Kenzie doesn't want to believe his explanation. That he's Myles Borden, FBI agent-- placed under cover because someone wants her dead. Now that Myles has got her out of harm's way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house--but the stubborn woman won't go! He struggles to protect her even as she takes care of him . He tries to keep his distance. . . and finds himself falling in love.
The transplant physicians and surgeons at Cleveland Clinic have collaborated to produce, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide. This volume is devoted to kidney and pancreas transplantation and is well grounded in scientific principles, quantitative clinical reasoning, clinical pharmacology, tested clinical practices and overall clinical applicability. Also addressed are key aspects in the initiation, maintenance and sustained growth of viable clinical programs in kidney and pancreas transplantation. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide will be of great value to transplant physicians as well as medical and surgical fellows who intend to pursue an interest in transplantation.
As the expense of treating a growing number of end-stage kidney disease patients increases, greater attention has been paid to prevention and early treatment. The study of renal disease, however, suffers due to the complex nature of renal anatomy and physiology and the plethora of different cell types found in the kidney. In Kidney Research: Experimental Protocols, top experts in the field seek to aid researchers by providing a number of specialized techniques developed to examine this intricate system. Through both well-established and novel methods, this volume explores the preparation and culture of the main cell types used to study renal disease mechanisms, the common animal models used to mimic the various forms of human renal disease, and specific applications and techniques used in vivo and in vitro. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, the chapters contain step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Essential and cutting-edge, Kidney Research: Experimental Protocols delivers invaluable guidance to new and experienced laboratory researchers delving into the sophisticated study of the kidney.
Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Transplant Recipients is an easy to read, up to date, clinical resource written by experts in the field of kidney transplantation. The book explains how donors and recipients are selected for transplantation, how the surgical procedure is performed, and how the experts recognize and treat rejection. Clearly illustrated chapters show how the immune system works in the setting of transplantation and how immunosuppressive medications prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney; knowledge essential for the proper care of the transplant recipient. The acute and long-term care of the patient is described from the perspective not only of proper immunosuppressive medication management, but also from the perspective of comorbidities most common to transplanted patients, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases, malignancies, and bone disease. Special issues that impact the care of the transplant recipient, such as unusual donor sources, nonadherence and insurability are also addressed.
To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves, Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and other crucial questions about the development of preschool children aged one to six.While Our Babies, Ourselves explored the physical and cultural preconceptions behind child-rearing and offered new clues to parenting practices that might be detrimental to a baby's best interest, Kids delves even deeper. Unraveling the deep-seated notions prescribed in most parenting books, Kids combines the latest scientific research on human evolution and biology with Small's own keen observations of various cultures for a lively, eye-opening view of early childhood in America. Small not only reveals how children in this age group socialize and absorb the rules that underlie the societies they live in; she also explains the extent to which parents enhance or hold back the emotional and psychological growth of their kids.In her engaging style, Small blends memorable accounts from her own experiences raising a preschooler with fascinating findings from her pioneering cross-cultural research, which spanned the country as well as the globe. Covering myriad aspects of the miraculous process of human growth, Small breaks new ground on topics such as why childhood is the optimum time for acquiring language skills; how children absorb knowledge and learn to solve problems; how empathy, and morality in general, make their way into a child's psyche; and the ways in which gender impacts identity. Underlying each chapter is an illuminating discussion of how the roles parents assign children in America shape the self-esteem and self-image of a future generation. Rich with vivid anecdotes and profound insight, Kids will cause readers to rethink their own parenting styles, along with every age-old assumption about how to raise a happy, healthy kid.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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