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After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

by E. C. Pielou

The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years. "-Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time. "-S. David Webb,Science

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.

The Erotic Comedies

by Marco Vassi

In this ribald, titillating, exciting book, Marco Vassi exposes the human animal in all its absurdity. He spares no one and nothing in his ironic X-ray of our exalted obsessions. Capturing the sizzling vitality of our current erotic upheaval while grasping its peculiar pretensions, Vassi creates a gallery of unforgettable characters who are only ourselves in a form larger than life. In these nineteen stories, Vassi turns erotic literature inside out, unraveling the seams of our most secret fantasies. The Erotic Comedies offers a mere taste of what awaits readers in his full-length novels.

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.

Pastoral Care

by Karen D. Scheib

Christian pastoral care is a narrative, ecclesial, theological practice (NET). As a narrative practice, pastoral care attends to the inseparable interconnection between our own lifestories, others' stories, the larger cultural stories, and God's story. As a ministry of the church, pastoral care is an ecclesial practice that derives its motivation, purpose, and identity from the larger mission of the church to bear witness to and embody God's mission of love that extends beyond the church for the transformation of the world. As a theological practice, pastoral care is grounded in God's love story. God's profound love for humankind heals our brokenness when human love fails and invites us into an ongoing process of growth in love of God, self, and neighbor. Intended for those who provide care with and on behalf of religious communities, author Karen Scheib focuses on listening and "restorying" practices occurring in the context and setting of congregations. By coauthoring narratives that promote healing and growth in love, pastoral caregivers become cocreators and companions who help others revise and construct life-stories reshaped by the grace of God. What Karen Scheib has done in this book is to reposition pastoral care as a theological activity performed in the context of the church. She draws deeply upon her Wesleyan theological heritage, upon an understanding of life in its fullness as growth in love and grace, and upon a "communion ecclesiology" undergirded by a communal understanding of the Trinitarian life of God. Thus grounded, she envisions pastoral care first as a rhythm of the life of the whole church and secondarily as a work of trained pastors. In her vision, pastoral care is rescued from a narrow understanding of it as exceptional acts of intervention performed only in moments of dire crisis. Instead, it becomes a "daily practice of pastoral care," an attending, in love, to the stories of others and a "listening for ways God is already present in a life story." Solidly theological, grounded in the life of the church, and eminently teachable - Karen Scheib has given us a great gift in this book." from the Foreword -Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Divine Blood

by Martinez Hewlett

It is an astonishing discovery: a bloodstained burial shroud entombed in the crumbling walls of a historic French Monastery. Carbon dating concludes the fabric is from the time of Christ. A molecular biologist conducts a daring experiment: the cloning of genetic material recovered from the cloth. Now two men--Father Laurent Carriere and scientist Josh Francis--are plunged into the center of a worldwide religious and political power struggle. But even as Washington and the Vatican vie for control of the relic, members of a secret society take steps to reclaim the holy artifact they have sworn to protect--by any means necessary. Selected by the Literary Guild® and the Doubleday Book Club®.

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.

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

The Deerslayer

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer (1841) is the last-written of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, but the first in the development of the hero, Natty Bumppo. Here, Cooper returns Leatherstocking to his youth and to a pristine wilderness that D. H. Lawrence said was perhaps lovelier than any place created in language'. This novel, and the contemporaneous The Pathfinder, mark Cooper's return to historical romance after more than a decade given largely to social and political commentary. Written during the period of Cooper's bitter legal battles with the Whig press, The Deerslayer reflects a retreat from his difficulties into a world of romance; but the novel also symbolically attacks Cooper's opponents and implicitly provides a critique of nineteenth-century American society. In the Introduction H. Daniel Peck offers an explanation for The Deerslayer's mysterious power over twentieth-century readers, showing how the novel's patterns of adventurous action dramatize issues of possession and loss. This edition provides the authoritative text of the novel. -;The Deerslayer (1841) is the last-written of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, but the first in the development of the hero, Natty Bumppo. Here, Cooper returns Leatherstocking to his youth and to a pristine wilderness that D. H. Lawrence said was perhaps lovelier than any place created in language'. This novel, and the contemporaneous The Pathfinder, mark Cooper's return to historical romance after more than a decade given largely to social and political commentary. Written during the period of Cooper's bitter legal battles with the Whig press, The Deerslayer reflects a retreat from his difficulties into a world of romance; but the novel also symbolically attacks Cooper's opponents and implicitly provides a critique of nineteenth-century American society. In the Introduction H. Daniel Peck offers an explanation for The Deerslayer's mysterious power over twentieth-century readers, showing how the novel's patterns of adventurous action dramatize issues of possession and loss. This edition provides the authoritative text of the novel. -;Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of James Fenimore Cooper; Preface to he Deerslayer (1841); Preface to the Leatherstocking Tales (1850); Preface to The Deerslayer (1850); The Deerslayer; Explanatory Notes. -

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. .

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne was a 19th century novelist and short story writer. He wrote about life in Colonial America. Written in 1851 The House of Seven Gables Begins, "Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. " The house is a gloomy old place haunted with accusations of witchcraft and shady sudden deaths. A delicate romance grows between Phoebe and the mysterious lodger Holgrave, who is writing a history of the Pyncheon family.

Jazz Age Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

& quot;A generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken. & quot; Thus F Scott Fitzgerald summed up his age. Perhaps nowhere in American fiction is this & quot;Lost Generation & quot; more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's own short fiction.

History's Greatest Hits

by Joseph Cummins

In this unillustrated edition, Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from the past. Not only does he relate and re-create these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their impact on subsequent history and explains the reasons for their enduring fame. Accompany Hannibal over the Alps with a herd of elephants and learn what led him to attempt such a daunting and outlandish undertaking. Cross the Delaware River with George Washington to discover how his subsequent raid on British-held Trenton, New Jersey, changed the course of the American Revolution. Follow the British Light Brigade into the "Valley of Death" during the Crimean War and find out how this farcical military blunder was immortalized through its rendition in verse.- We've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? And why do we remember them?- Inside readers find thirty-seven in-depth accounts of the greatest events in history.Gripping, revealing, and informative, History's Greatest Hits is a fascinating read for history buffs, or anyone seeking to understand the world we live in today.

4 Ingredients Celebrations

by Kim Mccosker

Filled with new and loved recipes, 4 Ingredients Celebrations is your new 'go-to' entertaining cookbook. With a personal taste for entertaining combined with Kim's passion for making flavoursome food to be savoured, Celebrations promises to delight with everything a cook and host need to save time and money and create an event they will enjoy too! With meal ideas suitable for classic gatherings of Christmas, Easter and Birthdays, chapters also highlight Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Desserts; Bubbly Bar (excellent for mum get-togethers), Footy Fever (fueled for men); and dedicated chapters for Bursting Boys and Gorgeous Girls birthday parties. Add to this a fine selection of Bomboniere - perfect as homemade gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Christenings and more.4 Ingredients Celebrations will satisfy all year round. Recipes can be easily modified to delight a surprise lunch group with an amazing meal, or pre-prepared and frozen ahead of time; leaving just the fresh and final meals to make closer to time! You, as many have, will be amazed at how EASY and ELEGANT entertaining can be with just a few key ingredients!

Time Out Miami and the Florida Keys

by Editors of Time Out

The sixth edition of Time Out Miami and the Florida Keys is your VIP pass to this A-list city. Time Out's intrepid team of insiders has combed its beaches, bars, restaurants and secret spots to create the definitive guide to the fabulous surreal life of Miami. All rumors of this city being heaven's waiting room will be dispelled as Miami's vibrant, youthful culture is exposed and explored. We will shed light-and not just a neon one on the evolution of what was once a sleepy beach town into one of the world's most glamorous spots.

Time Out New York

by Editors of Time Out

Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights - everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.

Slip & Fall Practice

by Charles Turnbow

Plaintiffs' attorneys lose 40% of their slip and fall cases. Failure to prove a causative link between the hazard and a negligent act of the defendant is the number one reason for these high losses. Charles Turnbow, attorney-engineering consultant on over 9,500 slip and fall cases, shows you how to prove causation (and how to efficiently screen out cases lacking it) in his highly-respected toolbook, Slip & Fall Practice: * Analyzing the mechanics of the fall to identify the cause * The most common cases and what they must have to win * Documenting the dangerous condition and the negligence that caused it * Establishing the duty of care * Proving control of the premises * Establishing actual or constructive notice * Showing that the hazard caused the injury Slip & Fall Practice is loaded with case evaluation strategies, illustrative fact patterns (with photos), discovery forms, expert witness checklists, case authorities, building code citations, model pleadings, trial preparation aids, and most important, timesaving and case-winning practice tips.

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.

Fitness After 40

by Ruth Winter Vonda Wright

As we age, our bodies change--but that doesn't have to impact our fitness level. We may not be teenagers anymore, but if we exercise smarter, we can remain youthful, energetic, and strong.Dr. Vonda Wright is the creator of a unique exercise program tailored to the needs of mature athletes. In Fitness After 40, you will learn how to:Understand your body, and approach exercise in a new wayMaximize your fitness while minimizing injuryGain flexibilityBenefit from aerobic exerciseBuild strength through resistance trainingImprove balanceAnd much moreNow in its second edition, the book includes targeted "20 Minutes to Burn" workouts, a 6-week total-body plan, and new information on nutrition, injury prevention, joint preservation, the mind/body connection, and more. Whatever your age or activity level, Fitness After 40 will get you motivated, get you moving...and feeling better than ever.

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.

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017: Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays

by Scott Hoezee

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 includes: The Primary Theme Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions designed to spur the preacher's imagination. Secondary or Parallel Themes Two or three themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme offered. Worship Helps Including Gathering Prayer, Collect, Pastoral Prayer, Congregational Prayer, Responsive Reading, and a Closing Prayer or Benediction. Creative Lenses for Sermon Development The book identifies six different creative approaches to sermon planning. Each lens is explored in a 700-1000 word essay. Topical Essays These 700 word essays cover a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher--contributed by leading homileticians. Full Sermons The full text from six to twelve sermons will be included. Additional are available online. 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.

The Abingdon Worship Annual 2017: Worship Planning Resources for Every Sunday of the Year

by Mary J. Scifres B. J. Beu

The Abingdon Worship Annual 2017 (AWA 2017) 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." Using a theme based on the lectionary readings, now 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 print text in PDF format for ease of navigation and use, The AWA 2017 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.

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: No Time for Hallie

by Catherine Hapka Dana Regan

Welcome to the Pet Rescue Club! When Janey starts a blog where people can share cute pet photos and stories, she never imagines she'll receive a heartbreaking photo of a skinny, abandoned dog. She calls on her friends Lolli and Adam to help - and that's just the start! When these animal-loving fourth graders discover how many animals need help in their suburban hometown, they can't just sit by and do nothing...Zach's neighbors just had a new baby - and now they're threatening to take their cat, Hallie, to the animal shelter! The kids have been volunteering there since starting the Pet Rescue Club, and they know an older cat might have trouble getting adopted. Can they convince the family to give their kitty another chance - or maybe find someone who truly appreciates all that an older kitty has to offer? It won't be easy, especially since Janey is distracted by a lost pet bird and Lolli by a sad classmate . . . Based on a real-life cat named Hallie. See Hallie's sweet photo and read about her heart-warming adoption story on the bookmark included with every book! Read a book and help save a life:4%-5% of the purchase price of every Pet Rescue club book goes directly to the ASPCA® so they can continue their mission of helping the helpless.

Carve the Mark: First Look

by Veronica Roth

A chapter from Carve the Mark, the first book in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth's stunning new series.

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