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Known throughout for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the eighth Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow-so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure. Claire Lyons was an innocent, frightened girl on her wedding day, seeking chaste comfort from a childhood friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has returned to London with one goal in mind: the seduction of her notorious husband. Unskilled in the sensual arts, she burns nonetheless for the kisses too long denied her. And she has but one Season to win back the heart of the rogue she betrayed. They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . . until love takes them by surprise.
A biographical novel of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis
Love didn't stalk her--she had become passion's prey Dr. Sloan Adams provoked Lacy Stewart endlessly. Trapped beside the annoyingly handsome veterinarian on the flight from Boston to Austin, Texas, Lacy only wanted to be left alone. Sloan Adams, was by turns infuriating and exasperating. Lacy breathed a sigh of relief when the flight was over but, as luck would have it, their paths crossed again...and again. It wasn't love. Love was that calm, comfortable feeling Lacy felt for Richard Evans. Sloan Adams didn't make her feel comfortable. In fact, he made her feel like running in the other direction. But then, Lacy kept asking herself, why wasn't she running?
Smart, beautiful, and very rich, Kezia Saint Martin leads two lives: one as a glamorous socialite jetting between the poshest places in Europe and America; the other, under a false name, as a dicated journalist committed to justice and her profession. But the two worlds are pulling her apart, leaving her conflicted about her identity and the lies she tells to every man she meets. Then she meets Lucas Johns, a bold, dynamic crusader for social change -- and an ex-con. Their attraction is immediate, but their love may be just one step from tragedy at any time.From the Paperback edition.
This pocket reference book provides a wealth of practical information at your fingertips, whenever you need it. Rich in background detail, at-a-glance tables and diagrams, equations, and more, the Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Referenceis a handy resource for architects, engineers and students. Coverage includes: Definitions Load determinants and Responses (including world wide biomes and climates, building metabolism and response, thermal sources and sinks, passive building responses to sources and sinks, tuning the building to the environment, optimizing insulation & thermal mass for comfort) Contextual Aspects (including microclimate and siting, temperatures, humidity, wind, radiation and comfort parameters) Passive Components (including building envelope, passive solar terminology, orientation, apertures and glazing, thermal storage, thermal control and materials Design Tools (including sun path diagrams, sun peg diagrams, air flow relationships, thermal modelling and life cycle design) Specific Functions (including passive heating, passive cooling and ventilation, natural lighting, passive water heating, resource collection and Integrated design)
Revised and Expanded Edition-Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design SoftwareFor the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners. True to this innovative, straightforward approach, the new edition of this best-selling guide includes CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat your home with the power of the sun. Since The Passive Solar House was first published, passive solar construction expert James Kachadorian has perfected user-friendly, Windows-compatible software to supplement the design process explained in the book by allowing homeowners/designers to enter the specifications of their design and see how changing a variable will affect its energy efficiency. This is the building book for a world of climbing energy costs. Applicable to diverse regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design into practical wisdom for today's solar builders. Profiles of successful passive solar design, construction, and retrofit projects from readers of the first edition provide inspiration to first-time homebuilders and renovators alike.
Simple text and photographs describe the history of Passover and the ways it is celebrated. Includes bibliographical references and index.
With this Passover Haggadah, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder -- the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come. Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retellings of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption. This volume is enhanced by more than fifty original drawings by Mark Podwal, the artist whom Cynthia Ozick has called a "genius of metaphor through line." Podwal's work not only complements the traditional Haggadah text, as well as Wiesel's poetic voice, but also serves as commentary unto itself. The drawings, with their fresh juxtapositions of insight and revelation, are an innovative contribution to the long tradition of Haggadah illustration. .
On topics ranging from pre-conceptional counseling to demystifying pregnancy and explaining away the many myths that surround it to the care of the newborn itself.
(Back Cover) AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO UNCOVER AN OPEN MARKET IN CRIME NANCY DREW has traveled to the charming Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende to help Helen and David Oberman avert a disastrous criminal scandal at their prestigious art school. The Obermans have learned that the campus has become a focal point of counterfeiters. Someone is producing bogus green cards, which will be used to exploit and smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. Meanwhile... THE HARDY BOYS have also made their way south to visit the Perelis family in Mexico City. It began as a pleasure trip, but when a priceless Mayan jade mask is stolen from the Perelis art gallery, Frank and Joe get down to business. Discovering an intriguing connection between the theft and the forgers in San Miguel, Nancy and the boys must act quickly to trace the connection to its source -- and find the shocking truth behind the ancient mask of mystery ...
A thriller loaded with international intrigue from mystery master Lawrence Block Struggling folksinger Ellen Cameron can't believe her luck. Not only is the State Department sponsoring her trip to West Berlin, but her agent has arranged for her to tour Ireland. It's just the break she needs. And better yet, she's meeting the friendliest and most interesting people on her trip, from a kind priest on the plane to a handsome American studying abroad. But things--and people--aren't always what they seem, and her European adventure could turn out to be the type of international affair she never imagined. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
Nancy is tending her prize delphiniums when a mysterious carrier pigeon lands in her yard. The message it carries, "Bluebells are now singing horses," is so odd that it piques her curiosity, causing her to contact the registry for the birds. Meanwhile, housekeeper Hannah Gruen takes a fall and must be treated at the local orthopedist's office. The attending physician, Dr. Spires, later confides to Carson Drew and Nancy that he was forced to tend an elderly woman for her shoulder -- the drivers of a car blindfolded him when they drove him there, so he wouldn't be able to guess her location, leading him to believe the patient was a prisoner. The only clue to her identity is a bracelet with a family crest, and the doctor's belief that she was being held on Larkspur Lane. Nancy, of course, immediately sets out to track the crest, discovering that it belongs to the Eldridge family of St. Louis.
The claim, often made, that India--uniquely among civilizations--lacks historical writing distracts us from a more pertinent question, according to Romila Thapar: how to recognize the historical sense of societies whose past is recorded in ways very different from European conventions. In "The Past Before Us," a distinguished scholar of ancient India guides us through a panoramic survey of the historical traditions of North India. Thapar reveals a deep and sophisticated consciousness of history embedded in the diverse body of classical Indian literature. The history recorded in such texts as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata is less concerned with authenticating persons and events than with presenting a picture of traditions striving to retain legitimacy and continuity amid social change. Spanning an epoch of nearly twenty-five hundred years, from 1000 BCE to 1400 CE, Thapar delineates three distinct historical traditions: an Itihasa-Purana tradition of Brahman authors; a tradition composed mainly by Buddhist and Jaina scholars; and a popular bardic tradition. The Vedic corpus, the epics, the Buddhist canon and monastic chronicles, inscriptions, regional accounts, and royal biographies and dramas are all scrutinized afresh--not as sources to be mined for factual data but as genres that disclose how Indians of ancient times represented their own past to themselves.
Engineering is poised to make an even greater contribution to society in the next half century than it has made in the past half century. At its annual meeting on September 28-29, 2014, the National Academy of Engineering celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. A highlight of the meeting was a forum of distinguished speakers who considered the achievements of the last 50 years and looked toward the potential achievements of the next 50. "The Past Half Century of Engineering - and a Look Forward" summarizes their presentations.
The Game has gone on since time immemorial--its dangerous moves and methods crossing from world to world, from dimension to dimension, through hidden portals located in fields and forests and places of serious magic. A deadly contest of skill and manipulations, it ruthlessly creates wizards and destroys human pawns.. .and transforms men, women and children into something different--something more. In the summer of 1914, in a world poised on the brink of madness, a young man beyond reproach awakens with no memory of recent events--grievously injured, under police guard, and accused of a heinous, impossible murder. And in a different, distant... A troupe of penniless actors makes its way across a dangerous, unpredictable land--and stands by helplessly as its youngest member is taken prisoner by the loyal minions of a corrupt and vengeful goddess. For an elaborate ancient prophecy has split the realm's ruling Deities into warring factions--a prophecy that mentions the captive crippled child... and a youth recuperating from mysterious wounds in a British hospital bed. But slavery is not to be Eleal Singer's fate--as resourcefulness, courage, chance and dragon carry her ever-closer to her perilous foretold meeting with the one who will bring death to Death. Nor will the gallows claim Edward Exeter on this explosive eve of World War. For, across a mystical threshold, there are new worlds for him to explore.. .and deliver.
Woodrow Wilson, a practicing academic historian before he took to politics, defined the importance of history: "A nation which does not know what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today. " He, like many men of his generation, wanted to impose a version of America's founding identity: it was a land of the free and a home of the brave. But not the braves. Or the slaves. Or the disenfranchised women. So the history of Wilson's generation omitted a significant proportion of the population in favor of a perspective that was predominantly white, male and Protestant. That flaw would become a fissure and eventually a schism. A new history arose which, written in part by radicals and liberals, had little use for the noble and the heroic, and that rankled many who wanted a celebratory rather than a critical history. To this combustible mixture of elements was added the flame of public debate. History in the 1990s was a minefield of competing passions, political views and prejudices. It was dangerous ground, and, at the end of the decade, four of the nation's most respected and popular historians were almost destroyed by it: Michael Bellesiles, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephen Ambrose and Joseph Ellis. This is their story, set against the wider narrative of the writing of America's history. It may be, as Flaubert put it, that "Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. " To which he could have added: falsify, plagiarize and politicize, because that's the other story of America's history.
The Other Side and BackandLife on the Other Sidewere phenomenal #1New York Timesbestsellers. Now world-renowned psychic Sylvia Browne returns with a book that takes her millions of devoted readers on an extraordinary journey of past lives. From two-time #1 bestselling author Sylvia Browne comes a remarkable book that shows how our past lives affect everything from our relationships to our health and well-being. With millions of copies of her book in print, Sylvia Browne has proven herself the reigning expert on psychic phenomena. In her newest book, theNew York Timesbestselling author takes us into the mysteries of our own bodies in a comprehensive guide that explores the far-reaching influence the afterlife can have on our health and happiness in this life. With the unique understanding, sensitivity, and profound insight that distinguished her previous books, Browne gives us an unprecedented look at the way so many of our health and relationship problems have their roots in our unresolved past lives: from unexplained illnesses to bizarre phobias, from irrational anxieties and fears to the partners and loves we choose. Even birthmarks and recurring dreams can be traced directly back to these past existences. In the friendly, no-nonsense style that her fans adore, Browne shares amazing and inspiring real-life stories of people who have transformed their lives through understanding their previous existences. PAST LIVES, FUTURE HEALING takes readers on another fascinating odyssey into the other side. And like her earlier books, this will not only help people lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives, but will illuminate a hitherto unknown path to overcoming many of the most frustrating and devastating physical and emotional problems that can occur in life.
The unconscious mind operates like a tape recorder. Indiscriminately, it records and stores any and every event that takes place. While your conscious mind may refuse to acknowledge the more painful or terrifying events of your life, the unconscious mind never shuts down. Its bank of information provides the conscious mind and emotions with a basis for one's entire personality.
A Superintendent Mike Yeadings mystery. A man murdered in London and an attempted hit-and-run in Oxfordshire don't appear to have any connection. Then the death of the "accident" makes it a double murder hunt, and Yeadings unravels a 30-year-old deception which has caused many deaths.
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