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Winter Wonderland #5

by Angela Swan Sue Bentley

It's the storm of the century, and Preeti Namesh and her family are snowed in. That means she's home from school, but she can't even leave to visit her friends! Preeti thinks it's going to be the most boring vacation ever--that is, until magical pony Comet shows up! Comet is on a hunt to find his missing twin sister Destiny. Can Preeti help Comet rescue Destiny, or will the snow sabotage their winter wishes?

Winterfall

by Denise A. Agnew

They survived an apocalypse together, so when danger threatens once again, Juliet Van Pelt turns to the one man she can't forget. Mark O'Day is thrilled that Juliet is back in his life, now all he has to do is keep her safe as danger stalks ever closer. Adventure , suspense, and passion fill the pages of Winterfall, Book 3 of Denise A. Agnew's post-apocalyptic romance series, The Wasteland Trilogy.A firefighter and a former soldier have survived an apocalypse, but there is still danger lurking in the winter light...Firefighter Juliet Van Pelt's strength comes from previous adversity, but there's an arsonist in town who wants to crank up the heat. When threatening letters target her, she turns to the one man she has never forgotten.Former Army Ranger and sniper Mark O'Day can't forget the woman he met months ago when their city was in chaos and they shared a dangerous moment. When opportunity brings her into his life again and danger threatens, he knows there is no alternative but to keep her close and never let her go.Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Action, Adventure, Uniformed Heroes, Post-Apocalyptic

Wintergreen

by David Guterson Robert Michael Pyle

In the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both the human community and the forest community are threatened with extinction. Virtually every acre of the hills has been logged, often repeatedly, in the past hundred years, endangering both the land and the people, leaving dying towns as well as a devastated ecosystem. Weaving vivid portraits of the place and its inhabitants-animal, plant, and human-with the story of his own love affair with the hills, Robert Michael Pyle has written a book so even-handed in its passion that it has been celebrated by those who make their living with a chain saw as well as by environmentalists. As he writes, 'My sympathies lie with the people and the woods, but not with the companies that have used them both with equal disregard.'In his vivid portrayal of the land, plants, people and animals of the Willapa Hills of Washington State, Bob Pyle makes the modest patch of land he writes about a metaphor for the world.

Winterling

by Sarah Prineas

"We live here, my girl, because it is close to the Way, and echoes of its magic are felt in our world. The Way is a path leading to another place, where the people are governed by different rules. Magic runs through them and their land." With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesn't belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the rush of wind through branches feels more real than school or the quiet farms near her house. Then she saves an injured creature-he looks like a boy, but he's really something else. He knows who Fer truly is, and invites her through the Way, a passage to a strange, dangerous land. Fer feels an instant attachment to this realm, where magic is real and oaths forge bonds stronger than iron. But a powerful huntress named the MÓr rules here, and Fer can sense that the land is perilously out of balance. Fer must unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew and claim her true place before the worlds on both sides of the Way descend into endless winter. Sarah Prineas captivates in this fantasy-adventure about a girl who must find within herself the power to set right a terrible evil.

The Winterlong Trilogy

by Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand's thrilling Winterlong Trilogy, in one stunning volumeSet in the surreal, post-apocalyptic City of Trees, Winterlong centers on Wendy Wanders, a girl who can tap into the dreams and emotions of the people around her, and her long-lost twin brother, Raphael, a seductive, sacred courtesan to the City's decadent elite. During their voyage, they encounter man-made and godlike monstrosities--both hideous and gorgeous--in their effort to stop an ancient power from consuming all.In Aestival Tide, Araboth--the city that was once home to an advanced society--is now a shadow of its former self. As the once-in-a-decade Aestival Tide approaches, the formerly great dome teeters on the brink of its own destruction. And in Icarus Descending, open war rules both the earth and sky, and Wendy finds herself joining the rebel forces as they wait for the mythical and mysterious Icarus to turn the tide of the rebellion.

Winter's Desire

by Kristi Astor Charlotte Featherstone Amanda Mcintyre

On Solstice eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree--nor time--can tear asunder. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words-"Burn bright of winter's desire." SABELINE experiences surprisingly unbridled nights with her betrothed's best friend in a lusty medieval tale. SINEAD...her body yearns for her husband, killed in the Crimean War-and for the officer who broke the tragic news. AISLING writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore...until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well.

Winter's Passage

by Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa's bestselling series The Iron Fey captivated the imagination-and hearts-of readers of all ages with its mix of magic, fantasy and romance. Enjoy this special bridge novella, which takes place between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter.Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron Fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck-Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon-who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter-a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....Don't miss the first book in Julie Kagawa's highly anticipated new series, TALON, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2014

Winter's Tale

by Mark Helprin

A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. "This novel...is a gifted writer's love affair with the language" (Newsday).

Winterset

by Candace Camp

Ever since Anna Holcombe inexplicably refused his proposal, Reed Moreland has been unable to set foot in the home that was the backdrop to their romance-Winterset.The eerie beauty of the Gloucestershire mansion and the mystery that surrounds it have always captivated him, and he can neither continue living in the house nor give it up completely despite the painful memories it stirs in his heart.But when Reed begins having troubling dreams about Anna being in danger, he puts his heartbreak and bitterness aside and directs his carriage back to Winterset, determined to protect the woman he cannot stop loving. Once again passion flares between them, but the murder of a servant girl draws them deep into the foreboding, deadly legends of Winterset...and a destiny neither Anna nor Reed can escape.

The Winthrop Woman

by Anya Seton

"The Winthrop Woman is that rare literary accomplishment -- living history. Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records." - Chicago Tribune In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his "unregenerate niece." Anya Seton's riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day. "A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills." - Times Literary Supplement "Abundant and juicy entertainment." - New York Times

The Wire and Philosophy: This America, Man

by David Bzdak Seth Vannatta Joanna Crosby

By many accounts, HBO's The Wire was and remains the greatest and most important television drama of all time. <P><P>Conceived by writers David Simon and ex-Baltimore homicide detective Ed Burns, this five-season, sixty-episode tour de force has raised the bar for compelling, intelligent television production. With each season addressing a different arena of life in the city of Baltimore, and each season's narratives tapping into those from previous seasons, The Wire was able to reveal the overlapping, criss-crossing, and colliding realities that shape-if not control-the people, institutions, and culture of the modern American city.The Wire and Philosophy celebrates this show's realism as well as its intellectual and philosophical clarity. Selected philosophers who are fans of The Wire tap into these conflicts and interconnections to expose the underlying philosophical issues and assumptions and pursue questions, such as, Can cops really tell whether they are smarter than their perps? Or do they fall victim to intellectual vanity? Do individuals really have free will to resist the temptations-of gangs, of drugs, or corruption-that surround them? Is David Simon a modern-day Marx who sees capitalism leading ultimately to its own collapse, or is Baltimore's story uniquely its own?

Wired

by Robin Wasserman

One year ago, Lia Kahn died. A few days later, she woke up. She had a new body: Mechanical, unfeeling, inhuman. She had a new family: Mechs like her, who didn't judge her for what she could no longer be. She had a new life, one that would last forever. At least, it was supposed to. But now everything Lia thought she knew has turned out to be a lie; everyone she thought she loved has been stolen away. And someone is trying to get rid of the mechs, once and for all. Lia will risk everything to save herself and the people she can't live without. But not before facing one final truth: She can't save everyone.

Wired

by Francine Pascal

Back when I was fearless, it went like this: Gaia meets boy. Gaia falls in love with boy. Boy gets hurt. now that I feel fear, it goes like this: Gaia meets boy. Gaia falls in love with boy. Boy gets hurt. Some things never change.

The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age

by Dan Kennedy

In The Wired City, Dan Kennedy tells the story of the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit community website in Connecticut that is at the leading edge of reinventing local journalism. Through close attention to city government, schools, and neighborhoods, and through an ongoing conversation with its readers, the Independent's small staff of journalists has created a promising model of how to provide members of the public with the information they need in a self-governing society. Although the Independent is the principal subject of The Wired City, Kennedy examines a number of other online news projects as well, including nonprofit organizations such as Voice of San Diego and the Connecticut Mirror and for-profit ventures such as the Batavian, Baristanet, and CT News Junkie. Where legacy media such as major city newspapers are cutting back on coverage, entrepreneurs are now moving in to fill at least some of the vacuum. The Wired City includes the perspectives of journalists, activists, and civic leaders who are actively re-envisioning how journalism can be meaningful in a hyperconnected age of abundant news sources. Kennedy provides deeper context by analyzing the decline of the newspaper industry in recent years and, in the case of those sites choosing such a path, the uneasy relationship between nonprofit status and the First Amendment. At a time of pessimism over the future of journalism, The Wired City offers hope. What Kennedy documents is not the death of journalism but rather the uncertain and sometimes painful early stages of rebirth.

Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

by Mark Pagel

"Does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, art, and . . . morality."--Publishers Weekly, starred review A unique trait of the human species is that our personalities, lifestyles, and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth--namely, the culture into which we are born. It is our cultures and not our genes that determine which foods we eat, which languages we speak, which people we love and marry, and which people we kill in war. But how did our species develop a mind that is hardwired for culture--and why? Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel tracks this intriguing question through the last 80,000 years of human evolution, revealing how an innate propensity to contribute and conform to the culture of our birth not only enabled human survival and progress in the past but also continues to influence our behavior today. Shedding light on our species' defining attributes--from art, morality, and altruism to self-interest, deception, and prejudice--Wired for Culture offers surprising new insights into what it means to be human.

Wired For Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

by William M. Struthers

Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

Wired for Story

by Lisa Cron

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers' brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets--and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on "writing well" as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail--they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain's hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won't hold anyone's interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

Wired for Story

by Lisa Cron

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers' brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets--and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on "writing well" as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail--they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain's hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won't hold anyone's interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

Wired for Success: Using NLP to Activate Your Brain for Maximum Achievement

by Wendy Jago

Can your brain help you become more successful? YES! In Wired for Success, Wendy Jago introduces the reader to NLP—Neuro-Linguistic Programming—a therapeutic technique used to recognize and reprogram unconscious patterns of thought and behavior in order to modify psychological responses, and thereby alter your subconscious processes to work for you, instead of against you. Broken into two engaging sections, this book first teaches you how your mind can shape various experiences, and then offers steps to help you approach numerous real-life issues in new ways. Among the topics covered: • Prioritizing effectively • Negotiating • Beating stress • Utilizing teamwork • Spotting opportunities • Making decisions These simple techniques will increase your mental fitness and grant you the ability to succeed in times of change, challenge, and opportunity, so that you don't just survive— you thrive! .

The Wired Homestead: An MIT Press Sourcebook on the Internet and the Family

by Joseph Turow Andrea L. Kavanaugh

The use of the internet in homes rivals the advent of the telephone, radio, or television in social significance.

Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

by Dev Patnaik Peter Mortensen

Patnaik, founder and principal of Jump Associates, a growth strategy firm, notes that all people have the instinct to walk in other people's shoes, to empathize--but somehow, particularly in the world of business, that instinct gets lost. The author, also an educator, offers advice on how companies and individuals can regain their empathy, and what the payoffs are when they do. The author interviewed representatives of major manufacturers from Zildjian to IBM, politicians, farmers' markets conventions during the course of his research for this book.

Wireframing Essentials

by Matthew J. Hamm

An easy to follow, example-based guide introducing you to the world of user experience design through the author's real world experiences Whether you are looking to become a professional UX Designer, or just need to get the job done, the principles and processes discussed in this book will help you understand how to craft reliably effective and successful design solutions.

Wireless

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories. Wealthy Mrs. Harter has a heart condition. Her nephew, Charles, who lives with her, buys her a radio for amusement, but strange messages come from it. Could her dead husband really be sending her messages? And why is he warning that her life is in danger?

Wireless Cortical Implantable Systems

by Vahid Majidzadeh Bafar Alexandre Schmid

Wireless Cortical Implantable Systems examines the design for data acquisition and transmission in cortical implants. The first part of the book covers existing system level cortical implants, as well as future devices. The authors discuss the major constraints in terms of microelectronic integrations are presented. The second part of the book focuses on system-level as well as circuit and system level solutions to the development of ultra low-power and low-noise microelectronics for cortical implants. Existing solutions are presented and novel methods and solutions proposed. The third part of the book focuses on the usage of digital impulse radio ultra wide band transmission as an efficient method to transmit cortically neural recorded data at high data rate to the outside world. Original architectural and circuit and system solutions are discussed.

Wireless Network Security

by Tyler Wrightson Brock Pearson

Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional Protect wireless networks against all real-world hacks by learning how hackers operate. "Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guide" discusses the many attack vectors that target wireless networks and clients--and explains how to identify and prevent them. Actual cases of attacks against WEP, WPA, and wireless clients and their defenses are included. This practical resource reveals how intruders exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to wireless networks. You'll learn how to securely deploy WPA2 wireless networks, including WPA2-Enterprise using digital certificates for authentication. The book provides techniques for dealing with wireless guest access and rogue access points. Next-generation wireless networking technologies, such as lightweight access points and cloud-based wireless solutions, are also discussed. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started right away. "Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guide" features: Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you re in the know on the job IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on the author's years of industry experience In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work "This is an excellent introduction to wireless security and their security implications. The technologies and tools are clearly presented with copious illustrations and the level of presentation will accommodate the wireless security neophyte while not boring a mid-level expert to tears. If the reader invests the time and resources in building a lab to follow along with the text, s/he will develop a solid, basic understanding of what "wireless security" is and how it can be implemented in practice. This is definitely a recommended read for its intended audience. " - Richard Austin, IEEE CIPHER, IEEE Computer Society's TC on Security and Privacy (E109, July 23, 2012) "

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