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In Jason Mott's haunting and unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, an impossible miracle is occurring all across the globe. Read how it all begins in this short story, The First.It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancée, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on... Until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns, sending the world-and Emily-into a tailspin.Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind. As the world dives deep into uncertainty, Emily and Edmund are determined to find their way back to one another...even if it means risking everything.The reappearances continue in The Sparrow, and look for The Returned from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family given a second chance at life and a world where nothing-not even death-is certain.
This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Japanese characters.The first 100 Japanese Kanji is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise the written component of Japanese.This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. They have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning. Each kanji's readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented, and romanized pronunciations for English speakers (romanji) are included as well. Printed with gray guidelines, stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write each character. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up as with a dictionary or by their readings. Students who wish to practice writing kanji will find extra practice sheets available.This book includes:Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each characterSpecial boxes with grid lines to practice writing charactersWords and phrases using each kanjiRomanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word
A terrific companion to Gretchen Reynolds's New York Times bestseller THE FIRST 20 MINUTES, this Penguin Special features new material and a wealth of perscriptive insight for those looking to get in shape, stay in shape, or push themselves even farther. The First 20 Minutes Personal Trainer offers detailed advice and instruction on how to exercise, how not to exercise, and what to do in order to get the most from your workout.
The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How we can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longerby Gretchen Reynolds
Every Wednesday, Gretchen Reynolds singlehandedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her Phys Ed column for the New York Times, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and creates arguments among her readers by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise. Expanding upon her popular columns, Reynolds tackles the questions we all have and (sometimes) ask about exercise. Consulting experts in physiology, biology, psychology, neurology, and sports, she uncovers how often we should exercise, how long workouts should be, how to avoid injury, and how to find the right form, routine and equipment for our goals. She also reveals some surprising answers, like: 20 minutes of cardio at a time is enough to obtain maximum health benefits. (And in some cases, just six minutes is all you need. ) Stretching before a workout is counterproductive. (It's better to just start easy, i. e. , walk before you run. ) Core strength is nice but not necessary. (A six-pack looks great but actually has little bearing on performance. ) Walking improves your memory; housecleaning improves your mood. (The brain is like a muscle,; it likes to exercise. ) Chocolate milk is better than Gatorade for recovery. (Providing the best sports nutrition is often the simplest. ) Drawing on scientific expertise as well as her own athletic experiences, Gretchen Reynolds will help you find the right workout for your body, age, fitness and goals. Whether your desire is to be fit for the rest of your life, to look great in a smaller dress size or to run your third marathon in Boston, The First 20 Minutes will make your workouts work for you.
A former prosecutor on the rise, Tom Redmon is today a low-rent attorney mired in unwinnable cases and an alcoholic haze. No one believes in him except his daughter, Jane, a Washington Post reporter, and his one friend, reformed biker and P.I. Mike Tubbs. Then suddenly Redmon gets the ultimate wake-up call: his daughter is gone-kidnapped. Jumping into his old pickup with Tubbs, Redmon burns rubber on a frantic search that will take him into the labyrinth that is Washington...and dangerously close to the line that separates right from wrong. There's no time for mistakes: as an ex-cop, he knows that victims have only have two days to be rescued before they're found dead. THE FIRST 48.
Whether you're looking to get published or just hoping to hook your reader, first impressions are vital. Compelling opening scenes are the key to catching an agent of editor's attention, and are crucial for keeping your reader engaged.
In the first 60 seconds, interviewers can decide whether you will be moved to the top of the list or dropped from consideration! In today's crowded job market, The First 60 Seconds is an innovative book that shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute and gives strategies to constantly differentiate themselves from the competition. From preparing a credentials package to connecting with the interviewer, candidates will learn how to set themselves apart every time especially essential with a 5% national unemployment rate. Author Dan Burns has provided consulting and employee placement services to Fortune 500 companies for the past fourteen years. He'll show you how to tackle: The 60 Days before the Interview The Next 60 Minutes (after the First 60 Seconds) The Close and the Follow-Up The 60-Month Career Plan Whether you're a new job-seeker or out on the market after years of steady employment, The First 60 Seconds gives you the best tools to win your next great career opportunity.
In the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, a woman looks back at her summer internship at the White House when she was seduced by the President of the United States and drawn into a complex affair destined to destroy both her and the presidency.Following college, Jamie McAllister wins a prestigious internship at the White House that she has no idea will irrevocably alter her life. An unexpected flirtation with the handsome and charismatic Gregory Rutland quickly leads to an emotional relationship she is ill equipped to handle at twenty-two. Each time she tries to extricate herself Greg is unable to find the strength to let her go. Meanwhile, the opposing party mobilizes to annihilate his presidency by any means necessary. As Greg's conflicting desires drive her to the breaking point, Jamie can't help but reveal intimate details to those closest to her. But she must have unburdened herself to the wrong person--because within a matter of weeks Jamie finds herself, and everyone she loves, facing highly calculated destruction at the hands of Greg's political enemies. With her every mistake dragged out for the world to judge, Jamie has to endure an unprecedented trial in the court of public opinion--with the fate of the President, his party, and the country at stake. Now, years later, can the woman infamously known as the "girl in the blue dress" make sense of this affair, and the trauma it wrought, for the world--and for herself?
How to treat wounds, injuries and diseases in dogs and cats. Veterinary emergencies, your essential medicine chest, how to prevent accidents, symptom finder, and more.
First Aid, CPR, and AED, Fifth Edition is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers instructor, student, and technology resources to better support instructors and prepare students. The text includes: Coverage of the 2005 CPR and ECC Guidelines Current information on injured and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format. Skills Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills. Flowcharts: Reinforce the decision-making process and appropriate procedures. Decision Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take. Visit the Additional Resources section to preview sample chapters of the Fifth Edition. About the AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute. The AAOS name and training programs are recognized and revered worldwide. In 1971, the AAOS pioneered EMS education by publishing the first EMS training program. Today, the AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute continue that dedication to future emergency responders and the instructors who are paving their way. Founded in 1933, the not-for-profit AAOS provides education and practice management services for orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide. Who better to teach about injuries than injury specialists? For more information about other AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute training programs or to become an AAOS Emergency Care and Safety Institute instructor, visit www.ECSInstitute.org.
First Aid for Colleges and Universities , Tenth Edition, is intended for students in a full-semester course leading to First Aid/CPR certification. It is designed specifically for college-level courses in First Aid and meets American Red Cross guidelines, while providing more depth and detail than the other available texts in the market. In addition to comprehensive coverage of all first aid situations a responder is likely to encounter, this book provides self-tests, critical thinking exercises, and skill assessment checklists. The Tenth Edition features updated content aligned with the new 2010 AHA and ARC CPR Guidelines, which affect many critical procedures in the entire field. Content also reflects the current developments, updated pedagogy, and best practices. Illustrations and photos have also been selectively updated and refreshed throughout the book.
A guide for completing the first aid merit badge for Boy Scouts.
"In this fascinating book, Lee Kennett tells of (World War I fliers and) their experiences on all fronts and skillfully places them in proper context" (Edward M. Coffman, author of The Old Army"). "A welcome and long overdue addition to the literature of military aviation."--Richard P. Hallion, Lindbergh Professor, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Major Morley kept the grenade by Kinsey's ear. Kinsey, who normally considered himself a journalist, wondered if he had made the right career choice.
The First American Army: The Untold Story of George Washington and the Men Behind America's First Fight for Freedomby Bruce Chadwick
This is the first book that offers a you-are-there look at the American Revolution through the eyes of the enlisted men. Through searing portraits of individual soldiers, Bruce Chadwick, author of George Washington's War, brings alive what it was like to serve then in the American army. With interlocking stories of ordinary Americans, he evokes what it meant to face brutal winters, starvation, terrible homesickness and to go into battle against the much-vaunted British regulars and their deadly Hessian mercenaries. The reader lives through the experiences of those terrible and heroic times when a fifteen-year-old fifer survived the Battle of Bunker Hill, when Private Josiah Atkins escaped unscathed from the bloody battles in New York and when a doctor and a minister shared the misery of the wounded and dying. These intertwining stories are drawn from their letters and never-before-quoted journals found in the libraries belonging to the camps where Washington quartered his troops during those desperate years.
National Bestseller He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhapsthepivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America's first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America's independence, Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world's most admired figures, whose circle included the likes of Voltaire, Hume, Burke, and Kant. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth-century genius. A much needed reminder of Franklin's greatness and humanity,The First Americanis a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure, a vital era in American life, and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, The First Americans is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, "The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all the argumentation and gnashing of tenets has been the question of whether the field of archaeology can ever be pursued as a science."From the Trade Paperback edition.
One of America's most controversial legal figures and author of The Starr Report offers a revealing look at the inner workings of today's Supreme Court. Consisting of only nine members, each appointed by the president to serve a life-long term, the U.S. Supreme Court exerts an extensive and pervasive influence over America, handing down decisions that set the legal standards by which every American lives. Now,Kenneth Starr, most famous for his investigation of President Clinton, examines the delicate balance of personalities and judicial philosophies that makes up this esteemed body. Drawing not only on his own scholarly understanding but also on his first-hand experience arguing 25 cases before the Court, Starr traces its evolving role since the days of John Marshall, providing sharply drawn accounts of some of the most significant issues of recent years. His controversial analysis culminates in an especially provocative defense of the Court's actions in Bush vs. Gore, which decided the 2000 Presidential election in perhaps the most contentious decision in history.
Thursday Next is grappling with a host of new problems in BookWorld: a recalcitrant new apprentice, the death of Sherlock Holmes, and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the once-hilarious Thomas Hardy novels. The Council of Genres is trying to broker a peace deal between antagonistic genres: Racy Novel has been recklessly placed between Ecclesiastical and Feminist, and they are all at each other's throats.
Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century. In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti's quest becomes the readers, an undertaking of tremendous significance.
Steven Tuell shows how the books of Chronicles present the revelation of God's plan and purposes through the history of Israel, emphasizing the important role that King David plays within that story. Using up-to-date scholarship, Tuell focuses on the theological message of these books--that the purpose of life is to seek God, that those who find God's will and live accordingly will experience blessing, and that God's presence is found in the events of ordinary life. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Richard Nelson examines the books of Kings and treats the text as theological literature, emphasizing the literary impact of this important part of the Old Testament canon. Nelson recognizes King's as a useful though uncritical source of historical information, its purpose to transform the beliefs of its first readers, to get them to re-evaluate their identity before God.