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The first four titles in the popular Canterwood Crest series are now available as an eBook boxed set.In Take the Reins, Sasha Silver and her thoroughbred, Charm, arrive on the campus of elite Canterwood Crest Academy. Sasha knows immediately that she's not in her home town anymore. Surrounded by the trappings of privilege, Sasha feels inadequate. But she's determined to prove to others--and herself--that she isn't just a big fish rider from a small town. She belongs on the Canterwood equestrian team--after all, she was recruited. But it turns out that her talent might be harder to prove then she thought. In Chasing Blue, Sasha and Charm have proven that they're worthy competitors for any girl on the elite Canterwood Crest equestrian team. Now Sasha must prove herself again when she finds out that she'll be working with her arch-nemesis, Queen Bee Heather, on the advanced riding team to win their school the blue ribbon-- first place-- in the national competition. Will Sasha and Heather be able to put their differences aside and work together to put Canterwood Equestrian on the map? In Behind the Bit, Sasha and her team have been accepted to the Mr. Conner's prestigious clinic, on campus over mid-winter break. Even better, they find out that scouts from the Youth Equestrian National Team will be there looking for new members. But, to make it the girls must work together as team--which might be hard to do given the state of the "team"... In Triple Fault, Sasha has had it. First, Heather pretends to date Sasha's boyfriend behind her back, just to mess with her. Strike One. Then, Callie cops an attitude because a guy she has a crush on starts crushing on Sasha. Strike Two. Add to that a former BFF who steals your boyfriend? Strike. Three.
The Flame Deluge was over, the earth was dead and all knowledge has been eradicated. In a desert, a monk unearths a link to 20th-century civilization, and with his colleagues, vows to preserve the ancient knowledge until mankind is ready to receive it.<P><P> Hugo Award winner.
A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The priceless Royal Crown of Hungary was on display in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Guarded by many, including the NYPD and the gypsy, Roman Grey - a heist was impossible. But it happened, and murder, mayhem and all hell broke loose...
Cantonese, the lingua franca of Hong Kong and its neighboring province, has an unusually rich repertoire of verbal particles. This volume significantly augments the academic literature on their semantics, focusing on three affixal quantifiers, -saai, -hoi and -maai. The author shows how these verbal suffixes display a unique interplay of syntax and semantics: used in a sentence with no focus, they quantify items flexibly, according to an accessibility hierarchy; with focus, focus comes into effect after syntactic selection. This fresh and compelling perspective in the study of particles and quantification is the first in-depth analysis of Cantonese verbal suffixes. It compares the language's affixal quantification to the alternative determiner and adverbial quantifiers. The book's syntax-semantics mapping geography deploys both descriptive and theoretical approaches, making it an essential resource for researchers studying the nexus of syntax and semantics, as well as Cantonese itself.
When Professor Isidore Cantor reveals his latest breakthrough in cancer research, the scientific community is galvanized. Cantor's most promising research fellow, Dr. Jeremiah Stafford, has only to conduct the experiment that will prove the brilliant hypothesis and win cantor the Nobel Prize. But how far will the young assistant go to guarantee the results?
The fighter had a dream. . . .Some men were sewing a body into canvas. It was on the deck of a ship. There was a big seam up the middle of the canvas, and now only the face was still uncovered . . .''You want to take a last look, champ?'' one of the men asked. ''We're about ready to dump him.''The fighter bent to see in the moonlight. The face in the canvas was his own . . .The fighter was Luke Pilgrim, middleweight champion of the world. Luke could handle any man in the ring. He also could handle the hoods who were trying to muscle in on his next fight . . . But there was one thing he couldn't handle - and that was murder . . .
This book is intended for educators who want to use Canvas to enhance their teaching or for educators whose institution has adopted Canvas as its learning management system. Whether you are brand new to online learning or you are a seasoned expert, you will be able to master both the basic functions and the advanced features of Canvas with this book.
Maya saw her first demon when she was seven. She learned to hide what she saw, ignore the paranormal beings around her and build an ordinary life. But she had to tell her secrets somehow, so she began drawing, creating her own world, her own characters. Twenty years after that first demon entered her life, her normal existence is shattered when she's faced with two of her comic book characters come to life. Living in our world for years, each has his own agenda. Benjamin Black, sexy thief with a cause, wants to get back to his own world. The world Maya thought she created. Only now he says she's his reason to stay in this one. Adam Richards, once a cop, now a ruthless crime lord, wants to be immortal and he'll do anything, including hurting Maya's loved ones, to get what he wants. The problem is, the men are inextricably linked through Maya's drawings. Ridding the world of Adam means Benjamin disappears from Maya's life forever...
From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson comes a new trilogy starring three Westmorelands... Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it's time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his-his woman and his child!
A NEW Westmoreland story! From New York Times bestselling author BRENDA JACKSON Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland wasn't ready to settle down. But when Keisha Ashford returns to town with a two-year-old son, everything changes-except for the blazing attraction he still feels for Keisha. This time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his-his woman and his child!
When they shot his father, Calem Gault seeks revenge against Major Jeffrey Dembrow's people, who gets a posse together and pursues him and his brother Jesse.
The essential, must-have guide to staying sharp and mentally active--from a former Surgeon General and the experts at Canyon Ranch.When it comes to aging, most of us understand how to keep our bodies healthy and fit, but few of us know where to begin when it comes to taking care of our brains. Do you want to improve your memory, sharpen your thinking, increase your attention span, and boost your mental energy? If so, Dr. Richard Carmon provides all the information you need--including healthy living tips, step-by-step exercises, recipes, and a thirty-day program for maximizing your brain function. Synthesizing the cognitive science behind memory, sleep, stress, and addiction, Canyon Ranch's 30 Days to a Better Brain is the definitive guide to caring for your brain, whether you're approaching your elder years or still in your quarter-life crisis. Guiding you through the anatomy of the aging brain, how stress and toxins affect your mind, and the importance of sleep, Dr. Carmona lays out a thirty-day nutrition, exercise, and medical plan to help you achieve optimal brain health. You'll also find answers to all your questions, including how your health is affecting your brain, what foods to eat and what to avoid, whether or not supplements are necessary, what important medical tests to ask your doctor about, and how best to challenge your brain. Also included are techniques for practicing mindfulness, meditation, and spiritual contemplation. The immense benefits of this thirty-day program include better memory, mood, and sleep; faster, sharper thinking; more energy; quicker reflexes; safer driving; improved attention span; and much more. Combining the best of traditional and alternative therapies, behavioral science, and exercise physiology, this indispensable guide will help you maintain and enhance a strong, agile mind so that your body does not outlive your brain.
Do you or someone you love have a Y chromosome? If so, this book is for you. The average life expectancy for men is five years shorter than for women. Why? Because men neglect their health. Dr. Stephen C. Brewer's The Canyon Ranch Guide to Men's Fitness: A Doctor's Prescription for Male Wellness aims to remedy that. This do-it-yourself guide is divided into four sections designed to target each specific phase on your journey to well-being.
Delicious and nutritious recipes from the leading authority on healthy, luxurious living For nearly three decades, Canyon Ranch has been the world?s premier health and wellness destination, celebrated for its integrative treatments, incredible facilities, and signature gourmet food. The cuisine at Canyon Ranch is so satisfying and inventive that guests hardly know they are dining healthy. Through the years, Scott Uehlein and the staff of Canyon Ranch nutrition experts have sought out the most natural, wholesome ingredients and used them to create delicious, nutritious dishes that please the senses and the soul. The culinary philosophy at Canyon Ranch is that the most nourishing food?and best tasting?is fresh and seasonal. Featuring more than two hundred recipes from breakfasts such as Thai French Toast with Orange Ginger Syrup and delicious sides such as Butternut Squash Tart to entrées such as Cod with Cauliflower Tomato Broth or Zahtar-Crusted Lamb and indulgent desserts such as the Alsatian Plum Cake, Canyon Ranch: Nourish includes mouthwatering dishes that will entice the most sophisticated palate. In addition, each recipe includes complete nutritional information as well as simple step-by-step techniques to empower the novice cook. With all the authority and experience as the recognized leader in wellness, Canyon Ranch: Nourish makes healthy eating easy and irresistible.
UndeniableCanine trainer Shari Afton can't deny the shiver of pleasure that runs through her at the sound of Maco Durant's sexy voice over the phone. Seems that trouble has followed this Wyoming rancher to Oregon, and he wants two of her guard dogs for protection. And she wants to see the cowboy face-to-face . . . UncontrollableAs she waits for Maco, the last thing Shari expects is the sound of a gunshot. When Maco arrives, Shari puts on a brave front, but the shooting brings back vivid memories of her past and she can barely control her emotions around this rugged stranger . . . UnforgettableMaco's concern awakens an intimate place deep inside that Shari has almost forgotten. With one touch, he ignites her erotic desire, and within his strong, masculine embrace, she surrenders to a wild ride in the saddle, western style . . . Praise for Vonna Harper'Will touch your heart and leave you breathless. ' - Just Erotic Romance ReviewsWARNING! This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit)
A Love Reunited Councilman Jake Talford is determined to protect his small Arizona town. Even if that means keeping a close eye on former sweetheart Macy Colston. Macy has come to Canyon Springs to get the scoop for her popular blog Hometowns with Heart. The rest of the town council hopes it will bring in the tourists. But Jake's worried she'll turn local gossip into public scandal. He and Macy once shared dreams of a future together. Now it's up to Jake to make her see what's most important in life-love, faith and truth.
The private plane taking Peter to his wealthy father's ranch crashes in the Rockies, and its pilot is killed.
Negro students outrank others when taking an exam to enter nursing school. Ages 12-14. Follow the journey of integration pioneers. As Mary Ellis enters nursing school as one of the first two Negro students in a previously all white nursing program, follow their blend as students and friends and how everyone learns we have more things in common than we have differences.
Questions of gender, injustice and equality pervade all our lives, and as such, the capabilities or 'human development' approach to understanding well-being and basic political entitlements continues to be debated. In this thought-provoking book, a range of authors provide unique reflections on the capabilities approach and, specifically, Martha C. Nussbaum's contributions to issues of gender, equality and political liberalism. Moreover, the authors tackle a broad range of development issues, including those of religion, ecological and environmental justice, social justice, child care, disability and poverty. This is the first book to examine Nussbaum's work in political philosophy in such depth, bringing together a group of distinguished experts with diverse disciplinary perspectives. It also features a unique contribution from Nussbaum herself, in which she offers reactions to the discussion and her latest thoughts on the capabilities approach. Capabilities, Gender, Equality will interest a wide range of readers and policy-makers interested in new human development policies.
Chess endings have an immediacy lacking in chess endgame or chess problems: endings are not theoretical or composed, but actual board positions, the point in every game when the superfluous falls away, leaving only the essential. José Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942) had no need for isolated artistic theory or compositions -- he composed and created chess art as he played. All of his genius -- intuitive, tactical, strategic, logical -- all of his art shines clearest in his endings, as he himself was proud to declare, advising others to study them carefully. "In order to improve your game," he said, "you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame."The best way to follow Capablanca's advice is through this -- the only book devoted to his great endings, 60 complete games emphasizing the grand finale but annotated throughout.Irving Chernev communicates in his notes the mystery and wonder as well as the delight in discovering again and again the original, fertile mind of chess's greatest born player. "Virtuoso," "exquisite," "profound," "inspired," "elegant," and "fiendish ingenuity" describe match and tournament games and endings against Alekhine, Steiner, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Lasker, Réti, and others, the best in the contemporary chess world. Capablanca's eleventh game in the 1901 Cuban championship (which he won, aged 12) "surpasses any accomplishment by such other prodigies as Morphy, Reshevsky, and Fischer." From age 12 through the last game in the book (nearly four decades later against Reshevsky at Nottingham, 1936), Capablanca fashions endgames in tense tournament atmosphere that seem like delicate, precise instruments dreamt at leisure.Here then is the essence of Capablanca, analyzed for the instruction of players and the pleasure of chess connoisseurs. Included are indexes of openings, themes in the endings, and opponents, as well as a bibliography and record of tournament and match play. Capablanca: for players, the epitome of the endgame; for readers, a classic chess study.
This book is intended to support the forestry institutions in the tropical countries in the planning, assessment and systematic observation of forests required to fulfill their obligations as laid in international conventions such as the CBD and UNFCCC. Following the Rio Conference, a number of countries, donors and international organizations have implemented capacity-building projects with varying degrees of success. One main reason for the varying success rates seems to lie in the design of technical assistance programs, which have been formulated on the traditional lines of mainly generating forest resources information or transferring technology; whereas Agenda 21 requires fundamental changes in countries' institutions and approaches to planning and implementing the conservation and sustainable development of forests through a process of continuing research and analysis. The book is intended to serve the basic needs of national planning strategies and international and donor support.
In the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics. Stacy Clifford Simplican demonstrates how disability buttresses systems of domination based on race, sex, and gender. She exposes how democratic theory and politics have long blocked from political citizenship anyone whose cognitive capacity falls below a threshold level marginalization with real-world repercussions on the implementation of disability rights today. Simplican's compelling ethnographic analysis of the self-advocacy movement describes the obstacles it faces. From the outside, the movement must confront stiff budget cuts and dwindling memberships; internally, self-advocates must find ways to demand political standing without reinforcing entrenched stigma against people with profound cognitive disabilities. And yet Simplican's investigation also offers democratic theorists and disability activists a more emancipatory vision of democracy as it relates to disability one that focuses on enabling people to engage in public and spontaneous action to disrupt exclusion and stigma. Taking seriously democratic promises of equality and inclusion, The Capacity Contract rejects conceptions of political citizenship that privilege cognitive capacity and, instead, centers such citizenship on action that is accessible to all people.
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