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Stretchable Bioelectronics for Medical Devices and Systems

by Dae-Hyeong Kim Roozbeh Ghaffari John A. Rogers

This book highlights recent advances in soft and stretchable biointegrated electronics. A renowned group of authors address key ideas in the materials, processes, mechanics, and devices of soft and stretchable electronics; the wearable electronics systems; and bioinspired and implantable biomedical electronics. Among the topics discussed are liquid metals, stretchable and flexible energy sources, skin-like devices, in vitro neural recording, and more. Special focus is given to recent advances in extremely soft and stretchable bio-inspired electronics with real-world clinical studies that validate the technology. Foundational theoretical and experimental aspects are also covered in relation to the design and application of these biointegrated electronics systems. This is an ideal book for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals involved in developing healthcare devices, medical tools and related instruments relevant to various clinical practices.

The Stricken Field (A Handful of Men, Part 3)

by Dave Duncan

Part three of Duncan's projected tetralogy (most recently Upland Outlaw, p. 338), set in Pandemia, land of sorcerers, gods, and numerous human varieties. The insane but enormously powerful dwarf mage Zinixo has ensorcelled many of Pandemia's magicians, compelling them to join his all-but-irresistible Covin. Meanwhile, various characters resist Zinixo by one means or another.

Strife (Sweep #9)

by Cate Tiernan

Frightening things are happening when Morgan is around. Books are flying, lightbulbs are exploding, and no one knows the cause. Morgan's friends think she's the cause of this strange activity. How can she prove she's not to blame?

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

by Brian Allen Ken Potter

That odd-looking coin could be worth a fortune! Mistakes happen. Now you can cash in on them. The U.S. Mint produces error coins every year on every denomination. From doubled die cents to rotated reverse quarters to missing letters on dollars, these coins can be worth far more than face value. Featuring expert insight, hundreds of close-up images, concise details on what to look for and where, and up-to-date market values, you will learn how to spot and profit from even the most well disguised treasures in the new edition of Strike It Rick with Pocket Change.

Strike A Pose

by Lisa Fiedler Taryn Bell Randi Reisfeld

The fashionista drama continues in this 4th book in the fiction series based on the hit TV show! In this final challenge, the winner will be revealed! LINDSAY: Lately, I've been leading a double - and very glam - life. But the one person who threatens to expose could also be the one who wants to help me the most. SHIVA-ROSE: I'm living my dream of being creative and free in Manhattan. What will I do when my hometown crush asks me to make the hardest choice of my life? CHLOE: It all comes down to this one moment. Victory may be in my reach, but what if I just want to leave the runway and, well, run away?

The Strike that Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and The Ocean Hill-brownsville Crisis

by Jerald E. Podair

Fred Nauman received a letter that would change the history of New York. The letter was informing him that he had been fired from his job.

Strike the Blood, Vol. 1

by Manyako Gakuto Mikumo

He never asked for this power. Kojou Akatsuki used to be an ordinary high school boy--but that wasbefore he became the Fourth Primogenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse--he doesn't even remember how it happened. Middle schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to observe him--and to stop him if he gets out of control. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to observe a massively powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate whenever he gets aroused? And on an artificial island populated with all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own designs on the Fourth Primogenitor--?!

Strike Three You're Dead

by R. D. Rosen

A slugger struggles with an empty ballpark and a murdered teammateThe Providence Jewels, an American League expansion team, have been taking a beating all season. Worse, relief pitcher Rudy Furth has just suffered a beating of a more lethal kind--and been left to die in the clubhouse whirlpool among whispers of mob corruption and violently lovesick fans. When the police investigation stalls, veteran Providence center fielder Harvey Blissberg, who knew Furth as well as anyone, decides to play detective. While trying to keep his eye on the ball, and his head above water with the spunky, beautiful sports newscaster Mickey Slavin, Blissberg quietly stalks Furth's killer through major-league locker rooms and the dark streets of Rhode Island's capital city. Lots of ballplayers keep their batting averages above .300--but how many have chased a murderer at the same time?

Strike Zone

by Richard Curtis

When baseball's biggest rising star, Willie Hesketh, declares he is going to cross the picket line to play the game he loves, someone doesn't agree. Before Willie even has a chance to arrive at the battle, four thugs with bats waylay him. Now Willie is laid up in the hospital with a slim chance of walking again. All he knows is that he believes he put out the eye of one of the goons and he begs Bolt to get revenge. It is a twisty road through the maze of managers, union leaders and players, but sports agent Bolt has a map...one that leads straight to a one-eyed man.

The Striker

by Monica Mccarty

New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty continues her Highland Guard series in this tenth steamy historical romance set against the sweeping backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.When Eoin MacLean decides to fight with Robert the Bruce, he knows he will earn the enmity of his new bride's father, but he doesn't expect Margaret MacDowell, the spirited girl he's fallen in love with, to betray him. Blaming her--and himself for trusting her--for the disaster that led to the death of Bruce's two brothers, Eoin cuts her out of his heart and leaves her behind with no intention of ever coming back. But when Bruce puts him in charge of conquering the troublesome southwest province of Galloway--ruled by his wife's father--Eoin reconsiders. Especially after he learns that his treacherous wife who thinks him dead plans to remarry. That's one wedding he has no intention of missing.

Striking the Balance (Worldwar #4)

by Harry Turtledove

WORLDWAR: BOOK 4 At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology, the aggressors swept across the planet, sowing destruction as Tokyo, Berlin, and Washington, D. C. , were A-bombed into submission. Russia, Nazi Germany, Japan and the U. S. were not easily cowed, however. With cunning and incredible daring, they pressed every advantage against the invader's superior strength, and, led by Stalin, began to detonate their own atom bombs in retaliation. City after city explodes in radioactive firestorms, and fears grow as the worldwide resources disappear; will there be any world left for the invaders to conquer, or for the uneasy allies to defend? While Mao Tse-tung wages a desperate guerrilla war and Hitler drives his country toward self-destruction, United States forces frantically try to stop the enemy's push from coast to coast. Yet in this battle to stave off world domination, unless the once-great military powers take the risk of annihilating the human race, they'll risk losing the war. The fatal, final deadline arrives in Harry Turtledove's grand, smashing finale to the Worldwar series, as uneasy allies desperately seek a way out of a no-win, no-survival situation: a way to live free in a world that may soon be bombed into atomic oblivion. From the Hardcover edition.

Strindberg's Star

by Jan Wallentin

China, 1895 In the shifting sands of the Taklimakan Desert, a new Pompeii has come to light and, with it, two remarkable artefacts, found in a hidden burial chamber. A metal ankh and star - covered in strange inscriptions, feather-light and cool to the touch. A hydrogen balloon is readied for a polar voyage. Publicly, it is a patriotic attempt to put Sweden in the lead of the race to the North Pole. Privately, the three men on board have another objective. But S. A Andree, Knut Frænkel and Nils Strindberg will never be seen alive again. Germany, 1942 As the Second World War devastates Europe, behind the barbed wire of concentration camps gruesome, inexplicable experiments are performed on the prisoners. Sweden, 2011 260 meters under the earth, in a long-flooded mineshaft, a diver's torchbeam plays over a mouldering corpse with a fist-sized hole in its forehead. Skeletal fingers clutch a metal amulet. It is the key to the annals of a secret history so deeply buried that the few who knew of it though it lost forever. Until now. . .

The String Diaries

by Stephen Lloyd Jones

A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity.The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves?Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them.If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.

A String in the Harp

by Nancy Bond

A family in mourning...an ancient bard... and a harp key that brings them together.<P><P> When fifteen-year-old Jen Morgan flies to Wales to spend Christmas with her family, she's not expecting much from the holiday. A year after her mother's sudden death, her father seems preoccupied by the teaching job that has brought him and Jen's younger siblings to Wales for the year. Her brother, Peter, is alternately hostile and sullen,and her sister, Becky, misses Jen terribly.<P> Then Peter tells Jen he's found a strange artifact, a harp key that shows him pictures from the life of Taliesin, the great bard whose life in sixth-century Wales has been immortalized in legend. At first Jen doesn't believe him, but when the key's existence -- and its strange properties -- become known to the wider world, the Morgans must act together against a threat to the key...and to their family.<P> Newbery Honor Book

String Theory and the Scientific Method

by Richard Dawid

String theory has played a highly influential role in theoretical physics for nearly three decades and has substantially altered our view of the elementary building principles of the Universe. However, the theory remains empirically unconfirmed, and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. So why do string theorists have such a strong belief in their theory? This book explores this question, offering a novel insight into the nature of theory assessment itself. Dawid approaches the topic from a unique position, having extensive experience in both philosophy and high-energy physics. He argues that string theory is just the most conspicuous example of a number of theories in high-energy physics where non-empirical theory assessment has an important part to play. Aimed at physicists and philosophers of science, the book does not use mathematical formalism and explains most technical terms.

Stringer

by Lou Cameron

He's making news with his fists, his gun...and the ladies. The San Francisco Sun's freelance field stringer Stuart "Stringer" MacKail needs a new story to sell to pay the bills. His editor sends him back to MacKail's home town in Calaveras County for an update on an old legend about a stagecoach robbery by "Sulky Jack" and its missing treasure. Stringer's feet barely hit the ground when the bullets begin flying and it quickly becomes clear that folks are still trying to find the treasure and will stop anyone who gets in their way. Dead bodies, hard drinking and friendly women abound, and it's up to Stringer to uncover whatever truth may exist to get the story written and get himself back to Frisco in once piece.

Stringer and the Hangman's Rodeo

by Lou Cameron

Cheyenne, Wyoming. A town that's leaping into the twentieth century spurs first. Pretty soon Cheyenne will be just as newfangled fancy as any Eastern city - but the folks there still know how to have fun. First the rodeo...and then the hanging. It's the rodeo that Stringer's been sent out to write about. However, before he knows it, he's up to his neck in the West's most notorious murder case. They're fixin' to hang Tom Horn...but something in town smells worse than a stableboy's boots, and Stringer aims to find out what it is.

Stringer on the Assassins' Trail

by Lou Cameron

Stringer was just doing his job when he went to hear Teddy Roosevelt speak at a railway stop in Granger, Wyoming. But Stringer's job is to write about the speech - not get shot at! So suddenly a certain reporter has a powerful curiosity about who wants him six feet under. There's just one hitch. Stringer can't be sure if the bullet was meant for him or old Teddy. Now all MacKail has to do is dodge a pack of hired killers, swap lead with a few train robbers, match wits with a renegade Shoshoni, and bed a few lusty ladies-on a trail that can end on the front page-or the obituaries...

Strip You Bare

by Maisey Yates

Sparks fly when a society belle and a biker with a troubled past get down and dirty in the Big Easy. Maisey Yates turns up the heat in the sizzling finale of a series co-written with Megan Crane, Rachael Johns, and Jackie Ashenden. Micah Carpenter hates New Orleans. Hell, after ten years he no longer has much affection for the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, either. But when the brotherhood calls, Micah answers. Joining the hunt for their mentor's killer, he crosses paths with a Southern belle who exudes class--and sex appeal. Micah knows better than to mess with ice princesses: No matter how hot things get, they never melt. And yet he can't stop himself from offering her a taste of the wrong side of the tracks. Sarah Delacroix understands that reputation is everything. The daughter of a prominent family rocked by scandal, she's desperate to restore their good name. Micah's exactly the kind of man she should be avoiding. Behind his sleek and sophisticated exterior beats the heart of a predator--and she knows it. But, like the tattoos beneath his tailored suit, his rough edges are irresistible. And all too soon Sarah finds him getting under her skin . . . and living out every one of her hottest fantasies. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Stripped

by Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman won the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 for SPILLED BLOOD. Elonda's seen most things working the streets. But it's a first when her client is shot dead in the act. Detective Jonathan Stride quickly establishes that the victim is M.J. Lane, son of a reclusive millionaire film producer. Any number of people might have wanted to kill M.J. Another death is troubling the Vegas force - that of a little boy, killed in a hit-and-run incident involving a stolen car. Then the body of a woman is found in a remote farmhouse. Could the murders be linked? It seems the killer wants to send a message about the brutal slaying decades earlier of a nightclub dancer. That case was wrapped up quickly. Too quickly? Someone certainly thinks so - and he's set on murderous revenge for the sins of the past.

Stripped Bear: A BBW Paranormal Bear Shifter Romance

by Kate Baxter

Get lost in the powerful, sexy novella by Kate Baxter where one alpha shifter will do whatever it takes to claim the woman he can *bearly* resist... Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sortiari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist... Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there's no chance he's interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah's very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe...and claim her as his mate...in Stripped Bear.

Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories

by Tristan Taormino

Where else but a Tristan Taormino erotica collection can you find a femme vigilante, a virgin baby butch, and a snake charmer jostling for your attention? The salacious stories in Stripped Down draw you in like honeyed voices from an upstairs room. In Peggy Munson's "Into the Baptismal," two farmgirls decide to test their virginity pledges one rainy summer night. Quinn Vertiz's "Jubilee" describes a classic American rite of passage -- a trip to a trailer brothel in the Nevada desert -- but with a truck full of butch dykes in place of the local boys. In Skian McGuire's "Phoebe's Undercover Bon Voyage," a group of well-equipped tops indulge a friend's cop fetish before she -- a real cop -- goes undercover. And Kathleen Warnock's "After Lunch" makes it clear that the best dish in a small-town restaurant isn't on the menu. Guest editor Eileen Myles adds her street smarts and lyrical dynamism to Tristan Taormino's powerful collection of riveting girl-girl erotica.

Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers, Completely Revised and Updated Edition

by Bernadette Barton

What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers. Originally published in 2006, the product of years of first-hand research in strip clubs around the country, Stripped is a classic portrait of what it’s like for those who choose to strip as a profession. Barton explores why women begin stripping, the initial excitement and financial rewards of the work, the dangers of the life—namely, drugs and prostitution—and, inevitably, the difficulties in staying in the business over time, especially for their relationships, sexuality and self-esteem. In this completely revised and updated edition, Barton returns to the strip clubs she originally studied to observe the major changes in the industry that have occurred over the last decade. She examines how “raunch culture” affects exotic dancers’ treatment by their clientele, who are now accustomed to seeing nudity and sexualized performance in accessible, R and X -rated media from a variety of outlets, particularly the Internet. Barton explores how new media has transformed exotic dancing, allowing dancers to build an online brand, but also introducing possibilities for customers to take unauthorized nude photos and videos of the entertainers.. And finally, Barton speaks to new dancers as well as dancers she interviewed in the previous edition, examining how the toll of stripping still impacts the lives of exotic dancers in a changing industry. Incorporating new scholarship, new observations, and increased awareness of emerging media technology, Barton brings a fresh and important perspective on the challenges that women face working in the still-thriving world of exotic dancing.

Stripping Bare the Body

by Mark Danner

For the past two decades, Mark Danner has reported from Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. His perceptive, award-winning dispatches have not only explored the real consequences of American engagement with the world, but also the relationship between political violence and power. In Stripping Bare the Body, Danner brings together his best reporting from the world's most troubled regions-from the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti to the tumultuous rise of Aristide; from the onset of the Balkan Wars to the painful fragmentation of Yugoslavia; and finally to the disastrous invasion of Iraq and the radical, destructive legacy of the Bush administration.At a time when American imperial power is in decline, there has never been a more compelling moment to read these urgent, fiercely intelligent reports.

The Stroke Book

by Barbara Toohey June Biermann

An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction--and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them mend. June Biermann, a stroke survivor, and her coauthor--and caregiver--Barbara Toohey, authors of the bestselling Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, offer this essential source for those recovering from a stroke and those providing them with support. The Stroke Book offers readers: - Clear explanations of the science of this often misunderstood condition - Information on what to expect at the hospital and in rehabilitation - Analyses of encouraging new developments in stroke therapy, including basic and alternative therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge medications - Advice on coping with complex rehabilitation needs, including adjustments for nutrition, mobility, and everyday living, and on understanding after-stroke emotional and cognitive changes - Suggestions for preventing future strokes - Information on how people recovering from a stroke can reclaim their independence and quality of life--and how caregivers can manage their own stresses and sorrows - Heartening words on keeping hope alive with patience and fortitude, and the curative power of humor - Inspiring stories of the stroke and recovery experiences of well-known individuals With stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Toohey's optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.

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