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Stronger than You Know

by Jolene Perry

After police intervention, fifteen-year-old Joy has finally escaped the trailer where she once lived with her mother and survived years of confinement and abuse. Now living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in a comfortable house, she's sure she'll never belong. Wracked by panic attacks, afraid to talk to anyone at her new school, Joy's got a whole list of reasons why she's crazy. With immense courage, Joy finds friends and grows closer to her new family. But just when hope is taking hold, she learns she must testify in her mother's trial. Can she face her old life without losing her way in the new one? Will she ever truly belong in a world that seems too normal to be real?

Strontium Swamp

by James Axler

ETERNAL FIRE In their darkest moments, few citizens of the twentieth century could have envisioned the firestorm that plunged the world into the chaos of a nuke-altered reality. Twenty-second-century America may not be much worth fighting for, but Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists push on, clinging to the deep wellspring of human hope that somewhere in the raw, violent new frontier of a rad-blasted tomorrow is someplace they can call home.SHADOW MONSTERS Weary, sick and hungry, the group barely survives a trek through the torturous deserts of the Southwest which leads into the bayous of what was once Louisiana, a place one of their own first called home. The eerie, lifeless silence of the swamps warns of trouble ahead. But nothing can prepare them for Dr. Jean, a madman who has harnessed pre-Dark tech to create an army of crazed zombies marching toward his own twisted vision of Deathlands domination.

Struck By Lightning

by Chris Colfer

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.

The Structural Approach to Direct Practice in Social Work: A Social Constructionist Perspective, third edition

by Carol T. Tully Gale Goldberg Wood

This classic text introduces students to the structural approach of social work practice, which assumes that many clients' problems arise from harmful social forces. By focusing on the construction of such realities as poverty, racism, and domestic violence, the structural approach counters the focus on individual change that is so common in our age of managed care and corporatization. For this edition Gale Goldberg Wood and Carol T. Tully have recast the text from the perspective of contemporary social constructionism without altering its main message and organization. They have added six new chapters, covering ethics, the role of the social worker as therapist and community organizer, learning and working within the organization, and the paradigm dilemma. In addition, case studies now include greater detail about the client's social context. Though much has changed since the first edition of this book was published, the need for well-trained, compassionate social workers remains. The Structural Approach to Direct Practice in Social Work continues to be an essential resource for practitioners who wish to help their clients confront oppressive social realities and affect system change through political action.

Structural Geology

by Haakon Fossen

This textbook takes an applied approach to introduce undergraduate students to the basic principles of structural geology. The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust. Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology.

Structure and Function of the Body (10th Edition)

by Gary A. Thibodeau Kevin T. Patton

This edition of Structure & Function of the Body retains many features that have proved successful in over 35 years of classroom use; yet as a new text it presents a wealth of carefully selected new content, as well as pedagogical enhancements that will better serve the needs of today's instructors and students.

Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation

by Raymond Farrin

The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context. Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation, aimed both at readers familiar with the Qur'an and at those opening it for the first time, differs from other books on the Qur'an in that it reveals the text's fundamental symmetrical organization. Moreover, through readings of key Qur'an chapters, Farrin shows how structure serves as a guide to interpretation. Indeed, one finds that the Qur'an's structure again and again points to universal messages of an ethical nature, rather than to messages whose application may be limited to a specific context. In addition, the book makes a contribution to Qur'anic studies by highlighting literary evidence indicating that the Qur'an was compiled by one author (in all probability, the Prophet Muhammad) and not by an official committee.

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory

by Stephen Jay Gould

The world's most revered and eloquent interpreter of evolutionary ideas offers here a work of explanatory force unprecedented in our time--a landmark publication, both for its historical sweep and for its scientific vision. With characteristic attention to detail, Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism: that natural selection works on organisms, not genes or species; that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change; and that these changes are incremental, not drastic. Next, he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice: that selection operates on multiple levels, from the gene to the group; that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms, not just natural selection; and that causes operating at broader scales, including catastrophes, have figured prominently in the course of evolution. Then, in a stunning tour de force that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades, Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought. In 2001 the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America's eighty-three Living Legends--people who embody the "quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance." Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work, the likes of which the scientific world has not seen--and may not see again--for well over a century.

The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

by Edward P. Lazear Kathryn Shaw

The distribution of income, the rate of pay raises, and the mobility of employees is crucial to understanding labor economics. Although research abounds on the distribution of wages across individuals in the economy, wage differentials within firms remain a mystery to economists. The first effort to examine linked employer-employee data across countries, The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison analyzes labor trends and their institutional background in the United States and eight European countries. A distinguished team of contributors reveal how a rising wage variance rewards star employees at a higher rate than ever before, how talent becomes concentrated in a few firms over time, and how outside market conditions affect wages in the twenty-first century. From a comparative perspective that examines wage and income differences within and between countries such as Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands, this volume will be required reading for economists and those working in industrial organization.

Structured Finance and Insurance

by Christopher L. Culp

Praise for Structured Finance & Insurance"More and more each year, the modern corporation must decide what risks to keep and what risks to shed to remain competitive and to maximize its value for the capital employed. Culp explains the theory and practice of risk transfer through either balance sheet mechanism such as structured finance, derivative transactions, or insurance. Equity is expensive and risk transfer is expensive. As understanding grows, and, as a result, costs continue to fall, ART will continue to replace equity as the means to cushion knowable risks. This book enhances our understanding of ART."--Myron S. Scholes, Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University"A must-read for everyone offering structured finance as a business, and arguably even more valuable to any one expected to pay for such service."--Norbert Johanning, Managing Director, DaimlerChrysler Financial Services"Culp's latest book provides a comprehensive account of the most important financing and risk management innovations in both insurance and capital markets. And it does so by fitting these innovative solutions and products into a single, unified theory of financial markets that integrates the once largely separate disciplines of insurance and risk management with the current theory and practice of corporate finance."--Don Chew, Editor, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (a Morgan Stanley publication)"This exciting book is a comprehensive read on alternative insurance solutions available to corporations. It focuses on the real benefits, economical and practical, of alternatives such as captives, rent-a-captive, and mutuals. An excellent introduction to the very complex field of alternative risk transfer (ART)."--Paul Wohrmann, PhD, Head of the Center of Excellence ART and member of theExecutive Management of Global Corporate in Europe, Zurich Financial Services"Structured Finance and Insurance transcends Silos to reach the Enterprise Mountaintop. Culp superbly details integrated, captive, multiple triggers and capital market products, and provides the architectural blueprints for enterprise risk innovation."--Paul Wagner, Director, Risk Management, AGL Resources Inc.

Structures of Life

by Delta Education Llc

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Structures or Why Things Don't Fall Down

by J. E. Gordon

For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East (2nd edition)

by Edmund Burke David N. Yaghoubian

A collection of short biographies of ordinary men and women whose lives tell the story of today's Middle East. This second edition has been revised to include six new contemporary stories to bring the book up to date.

The Struggle for Democracy Second Edition

by Edward S. Greenberg Benjamin S. Page

Textbook on the US government, politics, and democracy.

The Struggle for Europe: The History of the Continent Since 1945

by William I. Hitchcock

"A magisterial narrative by a brilliant young historian. Not only shrewd and comprehensive, but written with a wit and vigour that make it a real joy to read. It deserves to be the standard work on the subject for many years to come." Sir Michael Howard, formerly Regius Professor of Modern History, Oxford.

Stuart Woods 6 Stone Barrington Novels

by Stuart Woods

Includes: <P> L.A. Dead: Stone's trip to Venice-with a fiery Mafia princess-is cut short by a frantic phone call from half a world away. A celebrity murder has Los Angeles in an uproar and has a former flame pining for Stone's help-in more ways than one...<P> Cold Paradise: Palm Beach is the most glamorous scene-of-the-crime yet for cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington, who becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still.<P> The Short Forever: Hired by an odd client previously unknown to him, Stone arrives in London, on a mission he thinks he understands, but doesn't. Soon he finds himself not only out of his territory, but out of his depth as well. Baffled as he is by the behavior of both his quarry and his client, Stone's life is further complicated by two, possibly three, murders and the affectionate attentions of two former lovers. When the intelligence services of three countries become involved, he can only hang on for a wild ride and hope for a not-too-bumpy landing.<P> Dirty Work: Hired to prove infidelity in an heiress's marriage, Stone Barrington goes undercover. But the work turns dirty-and catastrophic-when the errant husband is found dead and the other woman disappears without a trace. Now, Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hiding among the glitterati of New York's high society. Enter Carpenter-the beautiful British intelligence agent first encountered in The Short Forever-who has arrived in New York to begin an investigation of her own. Stone suspects that her case is strangely connected to the dead husband. And he and Dino, his former NYPD partner, are set to face the most bizarre and challenging assignment of their very colorful careers.<P> Reckless Abandon: Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington tracks a mobster hiding deep within the witness protection program in this new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series-with a little help from beautiful Florida police chief Holly Barker.<P> Two Dollar Bill: Two-Dollar Bill delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers, as suave Manhattan cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington is back on his home turf caught between a filthy rich conman-who's just become his client-and a beautiful prosecutor.

Stuart Woods: The Ed Eagle Novels

by Stuart Woods

Sante Fe lawyer Ed Eagle is "a fascinatingly flawed character,"* and in these three edgy, exciting novels from the New York Times bestselling author, he takes on difficult clients, a dangerous woman, and cases that offer "plenty of fun" for thriller lovers. (*Booklist) Short Straw Santa Fe Dead Santa Fe Edge

Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family

by Lauren Kessler

Stubborn Twig was selected by the Oregon Library Association as one of three books for "Oregon Reads", in early 2009. These books were chosen for the 150th state anniversary. The middle school book ("Bat 6", in the Bookshare collection), and this one (high school to adult) focus on the history of the Japanese Americans in Oregon. Stubborn Twig follows a well-known family through its life in Hood River valley and beyond. The WWII period includes the forced internment of all Japanese people on the west coast to inland relocation camps for the duration of the war. Stubborn Twig includes photos (captions are included with text), discussion group questions, and an index.

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

by Stephen Hawking

Best-selling author and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the most groundbreaking works by Albert Einstein together into one volume. From the text that revealed the famous "Theory of Relativity"-renowned as the most important scientific discovery of the 20th Century-to his significant works on quantum theory, statistical mechanics, and the photoelectric effect, here are the writings that changed physics, and subsequently, the way we view the world. Einstein also thought deeply on both political issues and religious thought, so many of Einstein's philosophical essays are included. Hawking provides introductions to each work, which provides both historical and scientific perspective. From the papers that shaped modern scientific thought to Einstein's later musings on his landmark findings, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion is a collection of Einstein's most important work, with commentary from our greatest living physicist.

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

by Stephen Hawking

With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it "a gem of a collection" while New Scientist magazine notes the "thrill of reading Einstein's own words." From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

by Stephen Hawking

With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it "a gem of a collection" while New Scientist magazine notes the "thrill of reading Einstein's own words." From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.

Stuck in Reverse

by Charles F. Stanley

Ever wondered why it seems your life is going nowhere? Thoughts of giving up, tossing in the towel, and walking away plague your every step. In Stuck in Reverse, Dr. Charles Stanley issues one clear call, "No matter what life sends your way, don't give up. God is at work, and if you will let Him, He will show you the steps you need to take to be free from the bondages of low self-esteem, fear, and disappointment." Fear, sin, disbelief, and hesitation can paralyze a person, but God has a wonderful plan in mind for your life. Dr. Charles Stanley explains how you can break free of the reverse rut enjoy the good things God has for youexperience success as you place your trust in God Wrong turns and detours do not have to prevent you from reaching your dreams and goals. Get ready to shift out of reverse and into drive as you learn how to live an abundant life full of hope and meaning.

Stuck in the 70's

by D. L. Garfinkle

One night in 1978, Tyler Gray wakes up to find a beautiful girl named Shay lying in his bathtub. For inexperienced, nerdy Tyler, this is not a common occurrence, but it's even stranger because Shay insists that she's from 2006. Of course Tyler doesn't believe her, but once she proves it, they strike a deal: Tyler will try to help get Shay back to 2006 if Shay helps him become more popular. But the more time Shay spends in 1978, the more she likes it. And while she helps Tyler with the popular crowd, she also wreaks havoc by going out with his worst enemy, making over his sister and helping his mother get a job as a cafeteria worker--at his school! Can Tyler get Shay home before his life is completely turned upside down? Publishers Weekly gave D. L. Garfinkle a Flying Start for Storky, praising its "wry outlook" and "lovable hero" in a starred review. With Stuck in the 70's, Garfinkle creates another funny look at teen life with just a touch of magic. It's far-out, man!

Stuck in the Mud (Thomas & Friends)

by W. Awdry Richard Courtney

Based on the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Hero of the Rails, this Step 1 leveled reader will introduce children to reading--and the exciting world of Thomas and his friends!

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