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Silas Carter - American billionaire and heir to an English earldom has no plans for love - a practical marriage is what he has in mind. Julia Fellowes is perfect wife material. However, Silas is prepared to let her think that their engagement is a pretense. What will happen when the truth comes out and everyone discovers Julia is pregnant?
Abby Loretto's decision to become a surrogate mother to the Mediterranean's premier royal couple is the bravest thing she's ever done... When Prince Vincenzo is tragically widowed shortly after Abby becomes pregnant, her heart goes out to the prince. Abby quickly becomes the focus of Vincenzo's hope, but she must use all her courage to ignore their growing attraction...she is a commoner, after all. But Vincenzo is determined: he will fight royal protocol. Because Abby is his baby's mother...and to stay that way she must become his wife!
Years after tragedy had torn them apart, Carrie Lipton was suddenly face-to-face with Thunder Trueno. . . ;and as attracted to him as ever. Thunder wanted her out of his system, a few weeks to defuse the passion between them. How could she dare refuse? After tumbling back into bed with her ex, Carrie found herself pregnant. Thunder demanded they marry but she feared their tumultuous history would only repeat itself. How could she dare accept?
Agent Cal Rico knew that Jenna Laniere was lying. But then he discovered that she was only trying to protect her baby from an untrustworthy ex and his ruthless associates. A deadly game of cat and mouse forced Jenna into hiding. And if Cal didn't help, the struggling single mother would have nowhere else to run. So it didn't matter that claiming the child as his own would ruin his career. Cal had to risk his future to help save Jenna from her past. As an agent, it was his duty. As a man falling for this tiny family, he couldn't turn away if he wanted to....
Late one balmy summer evening in Pyongyang, an important Chinese intelligence general on his way to a secret meeting with Kim Jon-Il is assassinated in plain sight of a surveillance camera. The two shooters are wearing the uniforms of North Korean police officers. Kim Jong-Il denies any knowledge of the shooting, but the Chinese do not believe him. As they prepare to attack, Jong-Il promises to unleash his nuclear weapons on downtown Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, plunging the entire region into nuclear war. Kirk McGarvey, just off a difficult assignment that took him to Mexico City, has returned to his visiting professorship at the University of South Florida. A colonel in North Korea's intelligence service shows up in person, asking McGarvey to prove that North Korea did not authorize the hit. It's the most extraordinary request McGarvey has ever received. He enters a dangerous international shadow world where almost nothing is as it seems. The puzzles lead him to a mysterious Russian ex-KGB multimillionaire whose specialty is expediting assassins for hire, to Pyongyang where he finds the wedge to open up a far-reaching plot so monstrous the entire world could go up into flames, and finally back to the one nation that potentially has the most to gain by such a war. And the most to lose . . .
As a Green Beret, Lt. Col. Marvin was in a unique position to know what was going on during the Vietnam War. He wants the truth to be told, and has documentation to back up his statements.
Joyce Carol Oates's Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America's affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett, a precocious and obese boy who sees himself as a minor character in the alarming drama unfolding around him. Fascinated by yet alienated from his attractive, self-absorbed parents and the privileged world they inhabit, Richard incisively analyzes his own mismanaged childhood, his pretentious private schooling, his "successful-executive" father, and his elusive mother. In an act of defiance and desperation, eleven-year-old Richard strikes out in a way that presages the violence of ever-younger Americans in the turbulent decades to come.A National Book Award finalist, Expensive People is a stunning combination of social satire and gothic horror. "You cannot put this novel away after you have opened it," said The Detroit News. "This is that kind of book-hypnotic, fascinating, and electrifying."Expensive People is the second novel in the Wonderland Quartet. The books that complete this acclaimed series, A Garden of Earthly Delights, them, and Wonderland, are also available from the Modern Library.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels. He explores his relationship with his beloved father, novelist Kingsley Amis, and examines the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who was abducted and murdered by one of Britain's most notorious serial killers. Experience also dissects the literary scene, and includes Amis'portraits of Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Allan Bloom, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, and Ian McEwan, among others. Not since Nabokov's Speak, Memory has such an implausible life been recorded by such an inimitable talent.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic.
LEVEL: 6th form onwards. This contemporary guide to clay techniques, tools, and traditions is as inspirational as it is practical. Supported by a clear, step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive resource details a range of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. From the properties of clay to decoration and firing, all information presented is shown against a rich backdrop of dynamic professional and student work. While encouraging students of varying abilities to explore their own unique style and interests, basic to advanced studio opportunities highlight teaching tips and safety notes at point of use. Friendly and definitive, this stimulating guide to clay is ideal as an introductory text for a studio course from Art I to Ceramics IV. The student text explores ancient traditions and historic innovations. It also includes carefully crafted lessons organised for success in creating art and mastering key concepts and skills while introducing students to: Contemporary masters; Cutting-edge works of art; New media; Techniques and safety precautions; Current careers in art.
Bridge the gap between business and design to improve the customer experience Businesses thrive when they can engage customers. And, while many companies understand that design is a powerful tool for engagement, they do not have the vocabulary, tools, and processes that are required to enable design to make a difference. Experience Design bridges the gap between business and design, explaining how the quality of customer experience is the key to unlocking greater engagement and higher customer lifetime value. The book teaches businesses how to think about design as a process, and how this process can be used to create a better quality of experience across the entire customer journey. Experience Design also serves as a reference tool for both designers and business leaders to help teams collaborate more effectively and to help keep focus on the quality of the experiences that are put in front of customers.Explains how to use experience-centric design for better customer engagementOffers a framework for thinking and talking about "experience design," from a company and customer perspectiveAuthors Patrick Newbery and Kevin Farnham are the Chief Strategy Officer and CEO of Method respectively, an experience design company that solves business challenges through design to create integrated brand, product, and service experiencesImprove the quality of the experiences customers have with your company and watch engagement soar.
In 1999, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore offered this idea to readers as a new way to think about connecting with customers and securing their loyalty. As a result, their book The Experience Economy is now a classic, embraced by readers and companies worldwide and read in more than a dozen languages.And though the world has changed in many ways since then, the way to a customer's heart has not. In fact, the idea of staging experiences to leave a memorable-and lucrative-impression is now more relevant than ever. With an ongoing torrent of brands attacking consumers from all sides, how do you make yours stand out?Welcome to the new Experience Economy. With this fully updated edition of the book, Pine and Gilmore make an even stronger case that experience is the missing link between a company and its potential audience. It offers new rich examples-including the U.S. Army, Heineken Experience, Autostadt, Vinopolis, American Girl Place, and others-to show fresh approaches to scripting and staging compelling experiences, while staying true to the very real economic conditions of the day.
Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others' mistakes--and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Chapter 17, Experience Is Not The Best Teacher, of Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don't have to. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don't set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You'll find them here.
The study attempted to understand the phenomenon of a gay subculture of men who call themselves bears. A review of literature described a bear as a man with a hairy body, facial hair, and a husky, burly body type. Bears are defined by particular values, norms, and sanctions, establishing them as a distinct subculture. The bear subculture reportedly started in the mid-1980s, due to exclusionary practices by other gay males. Ideals for body image, disposition, and behavior disqualified many average men from being considered attractive, resulting in exclusion from many social arenas. This study attempted to provide a foundation for understanding one group within the gay community in order to provide the groundwork and justification for research, free of presuppositions and bias towards outdated research, for other subcultures in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Phenomenological methodology was determined to be the best way to study the bears, focusing solely on the actual experience of being bear. Following traditions in phenomenological research, several methods were maintained in order to reduce and remove suppositional contamination, including writing an epoche', utilizing a process to clear suppositional thought, engaging in a reduction phase creating meaning units, allowing thematic groups to naturally emerge within a reconstruction phase, and developing a final essential statement of the bear experience. The results of this study confirm much of the historical and contextual data found in the review of literature. However, the results found that although a bear experienced himself as inclusive of others, the bear community establishes norms, values, and sanctions that exclude many men from being identified as bears. The results indicate that bears who experience rejection from the gay male majority recreate the rejecting attitudes within their own subculture. The gay male community recreates the exclusionary practice experienced in the American mainstream. As it expands, the phenomenon of becoming the rejecter rather than remaining the rejected appears to be a universal human phenomenon. A discussion about this phenomenon, other findings, and a call for further research can be found in Chapter 5.
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion--God--frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God" functions in the worlds great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanitys knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical "moments"--being, consciousness, and bliss--the author demonstrates an essential continuity between our fundamental experience of reality and the ultimate reality to which that experience inevitably points. Thoroughly dismissing such blatant misconceptions as the deists concept of God, as well as the fundamentalist view of the Bible as an objective historical record, Hart provides a welcome antidote to simplistic manifestoes. In doing so, he plumbs the depths of humanitys experience of the world as powerful evidence for the reality of God and captures the beauty and poetry of traditional reflection upon the divine.
A book detailing the ideologies and beliefs that have made the Alcoholics Anonymous what it is today -- a haven of "Experience, Strength and Hope" for many people dealing with alcoholism. A new section has been added to this Big Book, to incorporate the personal stories of many of its members.
In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not about comparing two languages, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages, thus involving a shift between cultures. An author whose works have appeared in many languages, Eco is also the translator of Gérard de Nerval's Sylvie and Raymond Queneau's Exercices de style from French into Italian. In Experiences in Translation he draws on his substantial practical experience to identify and discuss some central problems of translation. As he convincingly demonstrates, a translation can express an evident deep sense of a text even when violating both lexical and referential faithfulness. Depicting translation as a semiotic task, he uses a wide range of source materials as illustration: the translations of his own and other novels, translations of the dialogue of American films into Italian, and various versions of the Bible. In the second part of his study he deals with translation theories proposed by Jakobson, Steiner, Peirce, and others.Overall, Eco identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on his insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a critical stance.
In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal experts explore the nature of animal minds ad the methods humans conventionally and unconventionally use to understand them. The collection features chapters by scholars working in psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, literary studies, and art as well as chapters by or about people who live or work with animals, including the founder of a sanctuary for chickens, a fur trapper, a popular canine psychologist, a horse trainer, and an art photographer who captures everyday contact between humans and their animal companions.
Experiencing Choral Music is a four-level series designed to build music literacy and promote vocal development for all students and voice categories in grades 6 - 12. The series is a multi-textbook program supported with print materials and audio recordings that enables students to develop music skills and conceptual understanding, while providing teachers with a flexible, integrated program. Available in 4 levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Proficient, and Advanced. Written for Treble, Mixed, or Tenor/Bass voices. Twenty-four graded choral selections per book covering a variety of styles, cultures, and historical periods. Every song is recorded in 3 ways: voices and accompaniment, accompaniment only, and part dominant CDs. Each of the 4 levels is accompanied by a Sight-Singing book.
A comprehensive 13-week companion workbook to experience fresh power and purpose by drawing on the supernatural resources within every believer.Your Christian life really can be new every day-overflowing with never-ending passion- when you discover what really happened to you when you met Jesus Christ. The Experiencing Christ Within workbook can help you do just that.You'll learn how to release the lavish supernatural resources that permanently reside within every believer's soul-new purity, identity, motivations, and power. Because only then can you fulfill your God-given purpose.In this 13-session study ideal for individuals or groups, Dwight Edwards guides you on a fascinating examination of these life-changing biblical truths and their practical outworking. The result: You'll tap into a vibrant eternal reality and experience refreshing intimacy with God, new liberty, a deeper sense of community with other believers, and a greater capacity for ministry-all with a passion for God's glory.
In this text for students who have had some experience in dance, Scheff, a dance educator, presents 45 self-paced lessons, plus guidelines for building a portfolio, that will help students understand dance as an art form, create and perform dances, evaluate and critique dance, and understand cultural influences on dance. Each chapter includes objectives, three or four lessons, portfolio items, and a quiz. The book offers a complete curriculum progression that can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum. B&w photos and drawings are included. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
THE KEY TO LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE STARTS WITH CATCHING A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN. Many of us have become so preoccupied by the here and now that we've lost sight of the fact that Heaven is our home. Our minds have fallen captive to a thousand distractions. EXPERIENCING HEAVEN will help you regain your focus and your sense of purpose by helping you pay attention to Heaven in a new and fresh way. These daily readings, scripture passages, prayers, and stories will help you recover a vision of Heaven that is strong and real and will encourage you in the midst of your everyday life.
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