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The Water Witch

by Juliet Dark

Perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness and Elizabeth Kostova, The Water Watch is a breathtakingly sexy and atmospheric new novel of ancient folklore, passionate love, and thrilling magic. After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the honeysuckle forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine stream, more trouble is stirring. . . . The enchanted town of Fairwick's dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie's grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter's compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college. To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit--risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart. Includes a preview of Book Three of The Fairwick Trilogy: The Angel StonePraise for Book One of The Fairwick Trilogy: The Demon Lover "Dark's letter-perfect gothic style is a satisfying tribute to previous gothic novels, and the paranormal elements, including incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance."--Booklist, included in its list of the year's "Top 10 SF/Fantasy Titles" "Steamy and nuanced."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Noback's Human Nervous System, Seventh Edition

by Robert J. Demarest Lois B. Laemle Norman L. Strominger

With this seventh edition, Noback's Human Nervous System: Structure and Function continues to combine clear prose with exceptional original illustrations that provide a concise lucid depiction of the human nervous system. The book incorporates recent advances in neurobiology and molecular biology. Several chapters have been substantially revised. These include Development and Growth, Blood Circulation and Imaging, Cranial Nerves and Chemical Senses, Auditory and Vestibular Systems, Visual System, and Cerebral Cortex. Topics such as neural regeneration, plasticity and brain imaging are discussed. Each edition of The Human Nervous System has featured a set of outstanding illustrations drawn by premier medical artist Robert J. Demarest. Many of the figures from past editions have been modified and/or enhanced by the addition of color, which provides a more detailed visualization of the nervous system. Highly praised in its earlier versions, this new edition offers medical, dental, allied health science and psychology students a readily understandable and organized view of the bewilderingly complex awe-inspiring human nervous system. Its explanatory power and visual insight make this book an indispensable source of quick understanding that readers will consult gratefully again and again.

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That'll Preach!: 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever

by Charley Reeb

Experienced preacher, teacher and author, Charley Reeb, gives readers a 5-step plan for writing and delivering a sermon that can transform lives for Christ. He covers preparation, sermon structure, storytelling, and how to ‘preach with presence’. He examines lectionary and topical preaching models, and shows the reader how to determine which model to use; he further instructs the reader to use the 5-step plan for each model. Finally, That’ll Preach! offers sermon outlines and full sermons, as examples to illustrate the book’s teaching. The entire book stems from the author’s view that sermons must be engaging in order to be effective. This laser focus results in a book that is powerful and immediately useful, concise and purposeful. It is a book for every preacher.

The New Terrain of International Law

by Karen Alter

In 1989, when the Cold War ended, there were six permanent international courts. Today there are more than two dozen that have collectively issued over thirty-seven thousand binding legal rulings. The New Terrain of International Law charts the developments and trends in the creation and role of international courts, and explains how the delegation of authority to international judicial institutions influences global and domestic politics. The New Terrain of International Law presents an in-depth look at the scope and powers of international courts operating around the world. Focusing on dispute resolution, enforcement, administrative review, and constitutional review, Karen Alter argues that international courts alter politics by providing legal, symbolic, and leverage resources that shift the political balance in favor of domestic and international actors who prefer policies more consistent with international law objectives. International courts name violations of the law and perhaps specify remedies. Alter explains how this limited power--the power to speak the law--translates into political influence, and she considers eighteen case studies, showing how international courts change state behavior. The case studies, spanning issue areas and regions of the world, collectively elucidate the political factors that often intervene to limit whether or not international courts are invoked and whether international judges dare to demand significant changes in state practices.

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

by Ed.D. Nancy J. Holland Jack S. Burks Ph.D. Diana M. Schneider

This book addresses address the wide variety of physical and emotional issues of people with the primary progressive forms of MS. This population experiences a steady decline in function without relapses, and disability tends to occur early in their disease course. It is associated with severe and unrelenting symptoms, and people with PPMS live without hope of a "cure."Chapters deal with the nature of the disease and its characteristics, as well as its comprehensive multidisciplinary management. These include medical and nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, social support, caregiver and family issues, and mental health and quality of life.This book is jointly sponsored by the National MS Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, which have made a major commitment to improving the lives of the approximately 12% of the MS population with the primary progressive forms of the disasease. This commitment reflects the realization that this has been an underserved population, and extensive resources are being.

Army Life in a Black Regiment and Other Writings

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slavesThomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of New England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands. This edition of Army Life features as well a selection of Higginson's essays, including 'Nat Turner's Insurrection' and 'Emily Dickinson's Letters. ''Has some claim to be the best written narrative to come from the Union during the Civil War. '- Henry Steele CommagerIntroduction and Notes by R. D. MADISON

The Beautiful and Damned

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Exploring the decadence of Jazz Age New York through a fictionalised version of his own marriage to Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and the Damned includes an introduction by Geoff Dyer in Penguin Modern Classics. Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must face reality; they may be beautiful - but they are also damned. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '. If you enjoyed The Beautiful and the Damned, you might like John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A prose that has the tough delicacy of a garnet'New York Review of Books

Facundo

by Domingo F. Sarmiento

Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century. .

Time Out Barcelona

by Editors of Time Out

Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals-when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach ( only ten minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars.Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all coverd from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium.It's galleries are among the most avant garde in Europe and its history written large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give you the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country and city are also included in the guide.

Time Out Las Vegas

by Editors of Time Out

Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots - the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.

The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia

by Noah Mccullough

“I want everyone to know about the history of the United States and about important political events and issues and how they work. ” –Noah McCullough, age ten, 2032 presidential hopeful Noah McCullough may just be this country’s youngest presidential historian ever–and in this delightful volume he gives us hours of entertainment with an illustrated tour of America’s forty-three presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush. The political whiz kid famed for his appearances on “The Tonight Show” offers up brief bios and fun facts about our nation’s leaders, as well as trivia questions such as • Which president could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time? • What do the first president born in Connecticut and the last president born in Massachusetts have in common? • Which president was a Pulitzer Prize winner? Confident about your prez-smarts? Take Noah’s Ultimate Presidential Trivia Quiz and see where you stand. Forget your p’s and q’s; know your stars and stripes. If you love your country, you will love The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Days of Jack Sparks

by Jason Arnopp

Jack Sparks died while writing this book.It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed -- until now. "Wow. Seriously hard to put down." -- M.R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts

Parenting for a Peaceful World

by Robin Grille

Parenting for a Peaceful World is a fascinating look at how child-rearing customs have shaped societies and major world events. This completely updated and revised edition reveals how children adapt to and are influenced by different parenting styles and how safeguarding their emotional development is the key to creating a more peaceful, harmonious, and sustainable world.Author Robin Grille provides a wealth of practical advice for raising a well-adjusted child, including strategies for:Supporting your child's developing emotional intelligenceUnderstanding how your childhood has influenced your own emotional make-upHelping you achieve your full parenting potentialParenting for a Peaceful World is for parents, child health professionals, teachers, and adults seeking to heal and grow.Robin Grille is an internationally renowned author, speaker, educator, psychologist, and psychotherapist specializing in child development, parenting issues, and family relationships.

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management

by Alberto Grando Valeria Belvedere

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management addresses the most relevant topics of operations and supply chain management from the perspective of sustainability. The main focus is to provide a step by step guide for managerial decisions made along the product life-cycle, following a path made up of the following steps: product design, sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and physical distribution, reverses logistics and recovery.

The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration

by Kanako Iuchi Norio Maki Shinji Sato Vicente Santiago-Fandiño

This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami - a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government. The respective chapters explore technical, scientific, social and non-scientific (policy-related) aspects, including: reconstruction and restoration policies, infrastructure and designs for tsunami coastal defence, resilient urban areas and affected communities, housing and relocation schemes, disaster mitigation and evacuation measures, reactivation of the economy, revitalization of fisheries and coastal agriculture, and industry and tourism. The book also illustrates some of the achievements and failures in a broad range of projects and initiatives intended to address the above-mentioned issues, making it particularly relevant for experts, decision makers, students and other interested scholars.

The 7 Transdisciplinary Cognitive Skills for Creative Education

by Danah Henriksen

​This book focuses on rethinking creativity for 21st century education. The specific emphasis examines the way that creativity spans disciplines, through a set of common thinking skills that the most accomplished thinkers in any field use. These seven transdisciplinary thinking skills are rooted in historical exemplars of creativity across disciplines. We examine these skills in more detail, chapter by chapter, to offer examples of what each skill looks like in disciplines ranging from art to science, or music to math, and beyond. This set of thinking skills reflects the way that creativity may look different across fields, yet there are common paths of creative thinking that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Beyond this each chapter also considers applications for such skills in 21st century educational contexts, with an eye toward creative teaching and technology. In all of this, the book weaves together broad cultural examples of creativity and the seven transdisciplinary skills, alongside specific application-based examples from technology and teacher education.

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2018: Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays

by Scott Hoezee

Each week’s entry includes: Primary Theme Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions These are designed to spur the preacher’s imagination and sermon development process They offer fresh, intriguing ideas They point the reader/preacher in a good direction; the reader takes it from there Secondary Themes 2 or 3 themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme. These might arise from different parts of the lectionary text. This may also include questions, or alternative ways of thinking about the primary theme. Worship Helps Liturgical elements for the beginning, middle, and end of the worship service. A variety of elements each week, encouraging participation and engagement for the worshipper. All elements relate to the primary and/or secondary themes, to help preachers and worship planners achieve a cohesive thematic flow in worship. Gathering Prayer, Call to Worship Collect, Pastoral Prayer, Congregational Prayer, Responsive Reading, etc. Closing Prayer or Benediction Homiletical Topic Essays (3) These 700-word essays cover a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher. Each essay focuses on one particular topic. Topics could include the practice of preaching, sermon writing, current issues for the preacher, emerging trends in preaching, and emerging ideas or cultural trends that are important for the church and preacher. Essays are contributed by leading homileticians. Full Sermons (6 - 12) The full text from six - twelve sermons will be included in the print and e-book. The full sermons are included as a source of inspiration and edification for pastors, who so rarely are on the receiving end of preaching. These sermons will highlight best practices, unique approaches, and fresh voices. Sermon Series Ideas This section will briefly outline and describe ideas for unique sermon series based on lectionary readings. Most if not all of these will come from non-NT texts, helping preachers to include a wider range of scripture in their preaching. (Many pastors preach primarily from NT passages almost exclusively.)

The Abingdon Worship Annual 2018: Worship Planning Resources for Every Sunday of the Year

by B. J. Beu Mary J. Scifres

The Abingdon Worship Annual 2018 (AWA 2018) offers fresh worship planning resources for all who plan and implement weekly worship. Worship leaders “need to offer prayers, prepare an order of worship, select music, and even prepare a sermon. Into that weekly task, we offer this resource to strengthen your ability to lead creatively and prepare consistently.” Alternative ideas for Praise Sentences and Contemporary Gathering Words are offered for those who work in contemporary worship settings. Using a theme based on the lectionary readings, from the Common English Bible, each week’s offering of prayers and litanies follows a basic pattern of Christian worship: Invitation and Gathering Proclamation and Response Thanksgiving and Communion Sending Forth Searchable online extras! Available exclusively to Abingdon Worship Annual users. Along with the entire resource text in PDF format for ease of navigation and use, The AWA 2018 offers these extras: Song suggestions for each week, hyperlinked to the text Annotated Resource List with links to helpful worship planning websites Liturgies and prayers for New Year’s Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, and Thanksgiving Now more than ever, The Abingdon Worship Annual is a must-have sourcebook offering countless opportunities for planning meaningful and insightful worship.

Acoustics of Bangla Speech Sounds

by Asoke Kumar Datta

This book presents the consolidated acoustic data for all phones in Standard Colloquial Bengali (SCB), commonly known as Bangla, a Bengali language used by 350 million people in India, Bangladesh, and the Bengali diaspora. The book analyzes the real speech of selected native speakers of the Bangla dialect to ensure that a proper acoustical database is available for the development of speech technologies. The acoustic data presented consists of averages and their normal spread, represented by the standard deviations of necessary acoustic parameters including e. g. formant information for multiple native speakers of both sexes. The study employs two important speech technologies:(1) text to speech synthesis (TTS) and (2) automatic speech recognition (ASR). The procedures, particularly those related to the use of technologies, are described in sufficient detail to enable researchers to use them to create technical acoustic databases for any other Indian dialect. The book offers a unique resource for scientists and industrial practitioners who are interested in the acoustic analysis and processing of Indian dialects to develop similar dialect databases of their own.

Acute Medicine: A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies

by David C. Sprigings John B. Chambers

Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards. Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible. Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.

Advances in Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance

by Ronald Laurids Boring

This book brings together studies broadly dealing with human error from different disciplines and perspectives. They concern human performance; human variability and reliability analysis; medical, driver and pilot error, as well as automation error; reports on root cause analyses; and the cognitive modeling of human error. In addition, they highlight cutting-edge applications in safety management, defense, security, transportation, process controls, and medicine, as well as more traditional fields of application. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, held on July 17-21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book includes experimental papers, original reviews, and reports on case studies, as well as meta-analyses, technical guidelines, best practice and methodological papers. It offers a timely reference guide for researchers and practitioners dealing with human error in a diverse range of fields. <

Advances in Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering

by Tareq Ahram Waldemar Karwowski

This book provides a platform for addressing human factors in software and systems engineering, both pushing the boundaries of current research and responding to new challenges, fostering new research ideas in the process. Topics include evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration, smart grids and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education, and defense and aerospace. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, held on July 17-21, 2017, Los Angeles, USA, this book is an inspiring guide for all researchers and professionals in the field of human factors, software and systems engineering.

Advances in Usability and User Experience

by Christianne Falcão Tareq Ahram

This book focuses on emerging issues in usability, interface design, human computer interaction and user experience, with a special emphasis on the research aimed at understanding human-interaction and usability issues with products, services and systems for improved experience. It covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis to user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. Virtual reality, digital environments, heuristic evaluation and feedback of devices' interfaces (visual and haptic) are also among the topics covered in this book. Based on the AHFE 2017 Conference on Usability & User Experience, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book describes new findings, research methods and user-centered evaluation approaches.

African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction

by Patricia Dixon

African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.

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