A History of Pan-African Revolt (Charles H. Kerr Library)

Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins) and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global black resistance. Robin D.G. Kelley's substantial introduction contextualizes the work in the history and ferment of the times, and explores its ongoing relevance today.

"A mine of ideas advancing far ahead of its time." --Walter Rodney, historian, political activist, and author, "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa""C.L.R. James has arguably had a greater influence on the underlying thinking of independence movements in the West Indies and Africa than any living man." --The Sunday Times"When one looks back over the last twenty years to those men who were most far-sighted, who first began to tease out the muddle of ideology in our times, who were at the same time Marxists with a hard theoretical basis, and close students of society, humanists with a tremendous response to and understanding of human culture, Comrade James is one of the first one thinks of." --E.P. Thompson

"Fortean Times" Book of Exploding Pigs and Other Strange Animal Stories

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Covering weird animal behaviour in all its glory, this latest in the "FORTEAN TIMES" BOOK OF... series also includes chapters such as animals at the wheel, and features tales such as the story of the lost dog which found its way home from Calcutta to Dundee and the tiny spider which blacked out half of southern California.

The Cure D'Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney: St.Jean-Baptiste Vianney

The definitive story of John Vianney based on the official records from the process of his beatification and canonization. Of humble education and assigned to a forgotten farmers' village, he attracted the whole world to Ars and was named the patron saint of parish priests in 1929. He ate one meal a day, slept only a few hours a night, heard confessions up to 17 hours a day, converted thousands. His body remains incorrupt. A grace-filled story of total love of God! 624 pgs, PB

Abbe Francois Trochu is the author of the biographies The Cure d'Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney and St. Bernadette Soubirous. His work on the Cure d'Ars was originally published in 1927 by Burns, Oates and Washbourne. In this definitive biography, Abbe Trochu compiled a great number of extraordinary facts about the saint, based on his life and vocation. It was written using the records and documents of the Church as a guide and presents a vivid and accurate picture of one of the most beloved saints of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Gardeners' Question Time - Plant Chooser (Gardeners Question Time)

Two million people tune in to Britain's best-loved gardening programme on BBC Radio 4 every week of the year, to hear a panel of experts - including Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness - solve their gardening problems. Inspired by the programme's popular 'Plant of the Week' feature, 'Gardener's Question Time Plant Chooser' is the ultimate reference guide to achieving your garden's all-time best, all year round. The authors have chosen some 700 species, and many more varieties, representing plants that will flourish in temperate gardens of the northern hemisphere - flowers, fruits, vegetables, annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs, trees and more - in all their diverse glory. With the same originality and humour that distinguish their inimitable broadcasting styles, the authors' voices shine through, making this not only an extremely approachable reference, but also a personal, opinionated exchange between Britain's favourite gardening experts.

excellent and informative -- Yorkshire Life, Oct 2003more than a reference guide.The passion and humour of the radio programme shines through -- Essex Magazine & Anglian Life, Oct 2003the ultimate reference guide to allow you to achieve your garden's all-time best, all year round. -- Derbyshire Life, Oct 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Boxer and Brandon Boxer e Brandon (bilingual italian, Children's book Italian): Childrens Italian, italian kids books, libri per bambini (English Italian Bilingual Collection)

English Italian children's book. Perfect for kids studying English or Italian as their second language.This is a touching story of friendship between a dog and a little boy.When one of them needs help they are always there for each other. This is what true friendship means.Questa è una commovente storia di amicizia tra un cane e un bambino.Quando uno di loro ha bisogno di aiuto, può sempre contare sull'altro. Questo è il significato della vera amicizia.

Reincarnation in Christianity: A New Vision of the Role of Rebirth in Christian Thought (Quest Books)

A comprehensive examination of the concept of reincarnation in Christian history and writings.

Reading In Communion: Scripture and Ethics in Christian Life

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

The God Chasers Gift Set: Includes: The God Chasers/God's Favorite House/The Daily Chase with Book(s)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Indian Spirit (Sacred Worlds Series)

INDIAN SPIRIT is a compilation of rare photographs, some of which have never before been published, accompanied by the eloquent and moving words of some of the wisest leaders ever to have lived. Although there is no longer any way to experience the people and life ways of the Plains Indian first hand, we can still approach them through the best photographs and quotes that recall to us the spirit of those times. INDIAN SPIRIT, edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald, achieves precisely that. The pages of INDIAN SPIRIT open to us a world of honesty, generosity, self-mastery, courage in the face of adversity, nobility of soul and of constant living awareness of the Creator in creation. The photographs and words are taken from a wide variety of tribes from the Great Plains, but the single message that they express is clear: the olden days and their way of life were imbued with the presence of the Great Spirit. These photographs and words combine to communicate that presence to us, powerfully but with immense grace and dignity.

Menopause, February 2001: One Woman's Story, Every Woman's Story, A Resource for Making Healthy Choices (Nih Publication)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Stephanie Winston's Best Organizing Tips: Quick Simple Ways to Get Organized and Get on with Your Life

By the bestselling author of Getting Organized and The Organized Executive, this is the handiest, most efficient guide to saving time and space yet. Designed to help simplify the management of daily life, the guide targets every organizational hot spot from desk mess to closet clutter.

The New York Times This book is the next best thing to a pile of stuff animating itself and disappearing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Joseph Garcia's Complete Guide to Babysigning: Written by Joseph Garcia, 2004 Edition, Publisher: Match Media Publishing Ltd

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Zodiac Guide to Successful Relationships and Careers: How research-based Western and Chinese astrology can help you make the big decisions in life.

This fascinating book is an astrology guide – but it is not about foretelling your future. Much more practically, it is about understanding your own astrological strengths and weaknesses – those your stars have given you – so that you can make wise, long-term decisions about the career, the friends and the partners you were born for. It covers more than 800 professions and gives details of the star signs and matching traits of hundreds of household names, from Mohammed Ali to Catherine Zeta Jones. It is based on research involving more than 24,000 people. With it, you can begin to match your own stars to your key choices in life.

Jungian Archetypal Psychology Made Easy: (We Promise)

DoesJungian Psychology intrigue you, but you're not sure how to apply it to yourlife or therapeutic practice if you are a therapist? This book written byTheresa Bauer, LPC, CAC III and Elizabeth Cox, M.A. outlines theories andtechniques developed by Charles Bebeau, Ph.D. of theAvalon Jungian Archetypal Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Bebeau developed histheory of the full maturation process of the individual through 12 archetypesand the alchemical process based on Carl lung's work. There are 24 colorillustrations of the archetypes. Astrology is the oldest art practiced byancient people, including the Hebrews. It was originally part of alchemy andstudied extensively by Carl lung. Dr. Bebeau hasrefined this work and made it possibly to pick out your ruling archetypes usingan astrological chart. We all have 4-5-6 ruling archetypes making us unique individuals. Thelast section of the book explains how to do this, but for the people who don'tunderstand astrology or want to, it is possible to gain an understanding of thearchetypes and alchemical process in the first 3 sections of the book. Thisbook will help you gain an understanding of yourself and others.

TheresaBauer, LPC, CAC III is a Jungian Archetypal Therapist, getting hercertification from Avalon Jungian Archetypal Institute in Boulder, Colorado.She has been in private practice for 14 years and works with adolescents,families and substance abuse clients. She has a son who is a Navy aviator.ElizabethCox, M.A. attended Avalon Jungian Archetypal Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she received her certification as a JungianArchetypal Therapist. She is a teacher and a therapist working with families,adolescents and substance abuse clients. She has 3 grown children, who areartistically inclined.

Speaking: Teacher's Book (English for Academic Study)

In this work, texts and recorded interviews and talks offer source material on a range of topics. Each unit practices a particular aspect of discussion or presentation, and guides students to make use of the appropriate pages of the language "Help Section". Skills and language functions practised include: exchanging information, preparing a presentation, describing trends and signpost expressions.

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany

The author of this work tells readers what weeds tell us about our gardens and the lives of all plants. She compares weeding tools and methods, and discusses the uses of weeds.

"Emerson defined a weed as a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Sara Stein sets out to discover those virtues, and the result is a new appreciation of our ancient scourge". -- Yankee

A Guide to Finding Butterflies and Day-Flying Moths in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

The Presence

Slowly, horrifyingly, and without rational explanation, otherwise healthy children are falling victim to a sudden, life-grabbing illness that defies all medical knowledge. This novel of medical science and supernatural terror is set against the perilous beauty of Hawaii's volcanic islands.

Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui. Yet far below the black depths of the Pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

God's Little Book of Proverbs: Timeless Wisdom for Daily Living

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Silent Invasion: The Shocking Discoveries of a Ufo Researcher by Ellen Crystall (1992-02-02)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group

A PAGE-TURNING GLIMPSE INTO FIVE MARRIAGES AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE THEM

For more than a year, journalist Laurie Abraham sat in with five troubled couples as they underwent the searing process of group marriage therapy. Published as "The New York Times Magazine"'s cover story "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" the resulting article generated intense reader response and received the Award for Excellence in Journalism from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Though the article allowed Abraham to focus on only one couple, this book, which grew out of it and the reaction it inspired, tells the moving, fascinating story of all five.

The couples: Can Leigh and Aaron find the intimacy their marriage lacks; will Bella and Joe resolve the imbalance of power that threatens to topple their marriage; are Sue Ellen and Mark as ideal as they seem; what happened to Rachael that Michael cannot acknowledge; and do Marie and Clem, with the help of therapist Judith Coche, come back from the brink of divorce?

With the dexterity of a novelist, Abraham recounts the travails, triumphs, and reversals that beset the five couples. They work with their therapist--and each other--to find out whether they can rediscover the satisfaction in marriage that they once had. At times wrenching, at times inspiring, the sessions bring out the long-hidden resentments, misunderstandings, unmet desires, and unspoken needs that bedevil any imperiled couple. At the same time, these encounters provide road maps to reconciliation and revival that can be used by anyone in a relationship. Along the way, the author draws on her explorations of literature and Freudian theory, modern science, and today's cutting-edge research to decode the patterns and habits that suggest whether a troubled marriage will survive or die. Both an important look at the state of marital dysfunction and a reaffirmation of the enduring bonds of love, "The Husbands and Wives Club "is an extraordinary year in the life of the American marriage.

“Abraham skillfully weaves increasingly fascinating sessions of a couples therapy group with meticulous research about love, marriage, therapy, and humanity. The result—part science, part psychology, part riveting drama—left me moved, cheering, and, frankly, floored by how far these couples could come.” —Cathi Hanauer, author of "Sweet Ruin" and editor of "The Bitch in the House"“"The Husbands and Wives Club" is that rare work of nonfiction that reads like a really good novel—it’s rich in character, drama, and emotional suspense. Laurie Abraham is a remarkably astute observer of the therapeutic process and of the five troubled marriages that lie at the heart of this absorbing and incisive book.”—Tom Perrotta, author of "Little Children"“Abraham’s premise seems simple: follow a group of couples through a year of marital therapy and see what happens. But the result—narratively, intellectually, spiritually—is a profound, inspiring reflection on one’s own relationship in ways that have the potential to strengthen and even transform it.”—Peggy Orenstein, author of "Waiting for Daisy" and "Schoolgirls"“What is more interesting to read about than other people’s marriages? This is one of the smartest and most candid books on marriage I know.”—Phyllis Rose, author of "Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages"""The Husbands and Wives Club" is that rare work of nonfiction that reads like a really good novel--it's rich in character, drama, and emotional suspense. Laurie Abraham is a remarkably astute observer of the therapeutic process and of the five troubled marriages that lie at the heart of this absorbing and incisive book."--Tom Perrotta, author of "Little Children""Abraham's premise seems simple: follow a group of couples through a year of marital therapy and see what happens. But the result--narratively, intellectually, spiritually--is a profound, inspiring reflection on one's own relationship in ways that have the potential to strengthen and even transform it."--Peggy Orenstein, author of "Waiting for Daisy" and "Schoolgirls""What is more interesting to read about than other people's marriages? This is one of the smartest and most candid books on marriage I know."--Phyllis Rose, author of "Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages""Abraham skillfully weaves increasingly fascinating sessions of a couples therapy group with meticulous research about love, marriage, therapy, and humanity. The result--part science, part psychology, part riveting drama--left me moved, cheering, and, frankly, floored by how far these couples could come." --Cathi Hanauer, author of "Sweet Ruin" and editor of "The Bitch in the House" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity (Evolutionary Biology)

When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity.

An intriguing book. -- The AgeAn intriguing book. -- The AgeAn intriguing book. -- "The AgeAfter a decade of number crunching, Galenson, at the not-so-tender age of 55, has fashioned something audacious and controversial: a unified field theory of creativity. Not bad for a middle-aged guy. What have you done lately?--Daniel Pink "Wired "David Galenson has developed something approaching a unified theory of art . . . [that] does a surprisingly good job of explaining the relative value of the world's great paintings. . . . While Mr. Galenson has been studying the art world over the last five years, all sorts of other fields have been engaged in their own debate about judgment versus rules. . . . When the traditionalists in these fields describe their skepticism of statistics, they sometimes make the argument that their craft is as much art as it is science. That's a nice line, but the next time you hear it, think back to Mr. Galenson's work. Even art, it turns out, has a good bit of science to it.--David Leonhardt "The New York Times "Galenson's idea that creativity can be divided into these types--conceptual and experimental--has a number of important implications.--Malcolm Gladwell "New Yorker "Galenson's idea that creativity can be divided into these types--conceptual and experimental--has a number of important implications.--Malcolm Gladwell "New Yorker "David Galenson has developed something approaching a unified theory of art . . . [that] does a surprisingly good job of explaining the relative value of the world's great paintings. . . . While Mr. Galenson has been studying the art world over the last five years, all sorts of other fields have been engaged in their own debate about judgment versus rules. . . . When the traditionalists in these fields describe their skepticism of statistics, they sometimes make the argument that their craft is as much art as it is science. That's a nice line, but the next time you hear it, think back to Mr. Galenson's work. Even art, it turns out, has a good bit of science to it.--David Leonhardt "The New York Times "After a decade of number crunching, Galenson, at the not-so-tender age of 55, has fashioned something audacious and controversial: a unified field theory of creativity. Not bad for a middle-aged guy. What have you done lately?--Daniel Pink "Wired ""An intriguing book."--"The Age" (Sunday Edition)"An intriguing book."--"The Age" (Sunday Edition)"An intriguing book."--"The Age" (Sunday Edition)"Galenson's idea that creativity can be divided into these types--conceptual and experimental--has a number of important implications."--Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker"David Galenson has developed something approaching a unified theory of art . . . [that] does a surprisingly good job of explaining the relative value of the world's great paintings. . . . While Mr. Galenson has been studying the art world over the last five years, all sorts of other fields have been engaged in their own debate about judgment versus rules. . . . When the traditionalists in these fields describe their skepticism of statistics, they sometimes make the argument that their craft is as much art as it is science. That's a nice line, but the next time you hear it, think back to Mr. Galenson's work. Even art, it turns out, has a good bit of science to it."--David Leonhardt, The New York Times"After a decade of number crunching, Galenson, at the not-so-tender age of 55, has fashioned something audacious and controversial: a unified field theory of creativity. Not bad for a middle-aged guy. What have you done lately?"--Daniel Pink, Wired"An intriguing book."--The Age (Sunday Edition)-Galenson's idea that creativity can be divided into these types--conceptual and experimental--has a number of important implications.---Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker-David Galenson has developed something approaching a unified theory of art . . . [that] does a surprisingly good job of explaining the relative value of the world's great paintings. . . . While Mr. Galenson has been studying the art world over the last five years, all sorts of other fields have been engaged in their own debate about judgment versus rules. . . . When the traditionalists in these fields describe their skepticism of statistics, they sometimes make the argument that their craft is as much art as it is science. That's a nice line, but the next time you hear it, think back to Mr. Galenson's work. Even art, it turns out, has a good bit of science to it.---David Leonhardt, The New York Times-After a decade of number crunching, Galenson, at the not-so-tender age of 55, has fashioned something audacious and controversial: a unified field theory of creativity. Not bad for a middle-aged guy. What have you done lately?---Daniel Pink, Wired-An intriguing book.---The Age (Sunday Edition)

The New Exotic Garden

A celebration of the exotic-style garden, where vibrant colour, dramatic architectural shapes and lush tropical leaves fill every available space. Experienced sub-tropical plant grower Will Giles proves how easy it is to grow lush and hot-coloured plants in temperate as well as hot climate gardens and that many 'tender' plants can easily survive cold winters. Besides chapters on the different types of exotic plants - from cool and lush to brightly coloured to drier Mediterranean-style gardens, there is also a practical guide to planting and maintaining exotics, as well as directory of key plants, organised by climate. A book that will inspire all garden lovers attracted to visually dramatic gardens of year-round interest that use plants which hint at warmer climates.

Will Giles reckons that British gardeners are ready to abandon the restrained good taste, subtle border plantings and generally muted palette of the traditional garden in favour of tropical boldness, hot colours and sculptural forms. He may well be right. The various plantings he discusses and illustrates in The New Exotic Garden are extravagant indeed. Huge banana trees, bamboos of all sizes and colours, ferns, gingers, astonishing foliage plants, shrubs like the fabulous Brugmansia, are mingled with familiar exotics like begonias, hostas, clematis and dahlias, made unfamiliar again by their context. This is a very exciting approach to garden-building; and if your tastes lie in the direction of this kind of febrile self-expression, The New Exotic Garden is highly recommended. It includes a directory of exotic plants and practical advice on their cultivation. No-one could pretend, however, that these are low-maintenance plants. Many have to be protected from frost: there are illustrations of the fairly awe-inspiring precautions required to ensure the survival of a mature banana plant (build a kind of wooden cage out of pallets around it and stuff it with straw), and the more manageable plants may need to be transferred to a greenhouse for the winter. All of this means that a full-blown exotic garden is not to be undertaken lightly. But the rewards, as Will Giles triumphantly demonstrates in the many beautiful shots of his own Norwich garden among the illustrations, can be immense. --Robin Davidson

Voodoo in Haiti

Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Alfred Metraux (1902 1963) has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world.
Translated by Hugo Charteris
Introduction by Sidney W. Mintz"

Metraux s book is a landmark in the serious study of Afro-Atlantic religion. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology. Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history, Yale University, author of Flash of the SpiritThis is a work deserving of wide-readership, and assured of it by its understanding and appeal. Library JournalThis book gives what is surely the most authoritative general account of that complex of belief and practice called vaudoo available in literature. . . . No other observer of vaudoo has contributed to its study the exquisite documentation of detail that marks the work of Alfred Metraux. Sidney W. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University"

Surprised by the Commandments: Discovering New Depth and Richness

This book grew out of a slightly reluctant sermon series which, as it turned out, became 'one of the most talked about in our church', says the author. There was a sense of rediscovering the 10 commandments, 'and so coming to appreciate and value them afresh', he enthuses. We see the commandments as a summary of God's law for Israel. The rest of the law in the Old Testament is an unpacking of these commands. The New Testament then shows us a variety of repetition, enlargement and fulfilment of the different commands. The result is a hugely informative and helpful overview of Christian living and ethics. A side benefit comes in the form of worked examples of how to move from the Old Testament to the New Testament. This is a popular, clear and accessible volume, with pastoral application for today's believer. Tragically, it is often the absence of guidelines that is a cause of confusion and heartache in today's society.

Graham Beynon is Minister of Grace Church, Cambridge, and Director of Free Church Training at Oak Hill College. He speaks at national events and is the author of a number of books, including Mirror, Mirror, Emotions and Heart Attitudes. He is married to Charis and they have three children.

Experimental Psychology Its Scope and Method: Volume I (Psychology Revivals): History and Method

First published in English 1968, in this volume Paul Fraisse begins with history, looking at the evolution of experimental psychology, starting with its origins. He then moves on to the establishment of experimental psychology around the world. In the second chapter he discusses the experimental method. In the third chapter Jean Piaget tackles the questions of explanation and parallelism and their problems within experimental psychology. The final chapter by Maurice Reuchlin goes on to discuss measurement in psychology looking at various scales with their experimental conditions and numerical properties.

Columbines: Aquilegia, Paraquilegia, and Semiaquilegia

A horticultural monograph on columbines. This is a black-and-white edition.

"Enthusiasts will find a wealth of information about both native and nonnative species in this well-researched, highly readable volume." Horticulture, March 2004"Gardeners have had to wait more than five decades for this modern monograph on generally easy-to-grow columbines. . . . Nold s horticultural guide to Aquilegia species and hybrids. . . . told in an animated and personal voice melding insights, recollections, and research. Booklist A very useful book for gardeners and taxonomists alike. Highly recommended. Choice Enthusiasts will find a wealth of information about both native and nonnative species in this well-researched, highly readable volume. Horticulture With Columbines behind me, I may well add a few new species to my garden, particularly in the new rock garden. So enjoyable was Nold s book that I also intend to read his Penstemons, which has been on my to-read list far too long. Pacific Horticulture Gardeners have waited a very long time for a readable, comprehensive and attractive book on columbines and here it is. HortResources Newsletter Nold s delightful little book is just the thing for stoking the enthusiasm and self-confidence of the gardener who is ready to enjoy growing these flowering gems in abundance. Boox Review An engaging book. Plant Science Bulletin Fun to read, lovingly written, and recommended for collections with avid gardeners and horticulturists. E-Streams Contains all anyone could want to know about columbines. . . . written in an easy conversational style, with humor lacing even the most intense discussions. California Garden ""Gardeners have had to wait more than five decades for this modern monograph on generally easy-to-grow columbines. . . . Nold's horticultural guide to Aquilegia species and hybrids. . . . told in an animated and personal voice melding insights, recollections, and research." --Booklist "A very useful book for gardeners and taxonomists alike. Highly recommended." --Choice "Enthusiasts will find a wealth of information about both native and nonnative species in this well-researched, highly readable volume." --Horticulture "With Columbines behind me, I may well add a few new species to my garden, particularly in the new rock garden. So enjoyable was Nold's book that I also intend to read his Penstemons, which has been on my "to-read" list far too long." --Pacific Horticulture "Gardeners have waited a very long time for a readable, comprehensive and attractive book on columbines-and here it is." --HortResources Newsletter "Nold's delightful little book is just the thing for stoking the enthusiasm and self-confidence of the gardener who is ready to enjoy growing these flowering gems in abundance." --Boox Review "An engaging book." --Plant Science Bulletin "Fun to read, lovingly written, and recommended for collections with avid gardeners and horticulturists." --E-Streams "Contains all anyone could want to know about columbines. . . . written in an easy conversational style, with humor lacing even the most intense discussions." --California Garden

Perennials

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Gayan

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Experimental Psychology Its Scope and Method: Volume VII: Intelligence: 7

First published in English in 1969, the book opens with a chapter by Pierre Oléron on intellectual activities. These fall into three groups: inductive activities (the apprehension of laws, relations and concepts), reasoning and problem solving. It describes typical methods and essential results obtained by relevant experiments.

There are two chapters by Jean Piaget and his collaborator Bärbel Inhelder. The first, on mental images, breaks new ground: it describes original experiments carried out by Piaget and associates with children of various ages. Piaget examines the relations between images and motor activity, imitation, drawing and operations. He also classifies images according to their degree of complexity and show why children have inadequate images of some processes. The second chapter is on intellectual operations and Piaget gives a summary of the main findings of a number of his earlier books, on the child’s notions of conservation, classification, seriation, number, measurement, time, speed and chance.

In the last chapter, Pierre Gréco discusses learning and intellectual structures. He describes the work of psychologists with rats in mazes and formulating theories of animal learning. Gestalt psychology and various other interpretations are examined and Greco also pays attention to Piaget’s view of ‘structural learning’ based on experience.

The Northwest Cottage Garden by Andrew Schulman (2004-01-09)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information

Working It Through examples provide a step-by-step method for evaluating claims start-to-finish, and a NEW adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, enables students to practice what they've learned and strengthen their comprehension.

Beth Morling focuses on both undergraduate teaching and cultural psychology research. She regularly teaches courses on research methods, cultural psychology, the self-concept, and the teaching of psychology. Dr. Morling's most recent scholarly research has focused on how culture shapes human motivation and social life, as well as where cultural differences are located and measured--whether within the person, or in cultural products such as media, texts, or buildings. She is a Fulbright scholar, having lectured and conducted research in Kyoto, Japan during 2010-2011. She is the Delaware State Professor of the Year (2014), an award from CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day

With over 25,000 copies sold of the hardcover version, this paperback edition of Macrina Wiederkehrs best-selling book invites readers to learn how the practice of consciously pausing for prayer at the seven sacred moments of each day can make their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage. Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers for many religions, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit with the rich tradition of the sacred hours. Seven Sacred Pauses is a wonderful gift to those who seek to find balance in their busy days and to bring the practice of the Divine Hours home to their own hearts.

Discovering Amphibians: Frogs and Salamanders of the Northeast

As author Himmelman can attest, people of all ages are actively learning more about frogs, toads, and salamanders. This book covers everything from amphibians' physiology to their place in folklore and literature to possible explanations of why many populations have declined. Along the way we learn where to find them and how to identify them, how to handle them safely, how to create vernal pools and year-round pond habitats for them, and more.

Sightings: Ufos

Packed with never-before published photos and stories from the popular TV series, "Sightings: UFOs" explores: - Saucers over Washington: The great American UFO flap- Deliberate Deception: UFO intercepts nuclear warhead- UFOs in the Holy Land: Fiery craft of biblical proportions return- Encounter at 39,000 Feet: Cockpit transmissions tell an eerie tale- Intergenerational Abduction: Three generations share extra-terrestrial contactSusan Michaels has been the sole writer of " Sightings" since its inception in 1992 and has written for more than 25 other television programs. She lives in Los Angeles.

Oktober

This scientific horror thriller from the author of "Valley of Lights" is the story of Jim Harper, who survives a near-fatal skiing accident near a small research station. Only as Harper recovers does he realize the sinister nature of the station and the experimental drug it manufactures.
--Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

Space

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

The New Observer's Book of Horses and Ponies (New Observer's Pocket)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Eros Element

If love is the ivy, secrets are the poison. Aether Psychics, Book 1 After enduring heartbreak at the hands of a dishonest woman, Edward Bailey lives according to scientific principles of structure and predictability. Just the thought of stepping outside his strict routine raises his anxiety. Adding to his discomfort is Iris McTavish, who appears at his school's faculty meeting in place of her world-famous archeologist father. Worse, the two of them are to pose as Grand Tourists while they search for an element that will help harness the power of aether. Iris jumps at the opportunity to prove her worth as a scholar-and avoid an unwanted marriage proposal-while hiding the truth of her father's whereabouts. If her secret gets out, the house of McTavish will fall into ruin. Quite unexpectedly, Edward and Iris discover a growing attraction as their journey takes them to Paris and Rome, where betrayal, blackmail and outright theft threaten to destroy what could be a revolutionary discovery-and break their hearts. Warning: Allergen alert! This book was produced in a facility that handles copious amounts of wine, tea and baked goods. May contain one or more of the following: a spirited heroine, a quirky hero, clever banter, interesting facts both made-up and historical, and lots of secrets. It is, however, gluten free.

The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

Winner of the 2016 PNBA Book Award A finalist for the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book categoryWe live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the Fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.In nature and in culture, seeds are fundamental,objects of beauty, evolutionary wonder, and simple fascination. How many times has a child dropped the winged pip of a maple, marveling as it spirals its way down to the ground, or relished the way a gust of wind(or a stout breath) can send a dandelion's feathery flotilla skyward? Yet despite their importance, seeds are often seen as a commonplace, their extraordinary natural and human histories overlooked. Thanks to Thor Hanson and this stunning new book, they can be overlooked no more.What makesThe Triumph of Seedsremarkable is not just that it is informative, humane, hilarious, and even moving, just as what makes seeds remarkable is not simply their fundamental importance to life. In both cases, it is their sheer vitality and the delight that we can take in their existence,the opportunity to experience, as Hanson puts it,the simple joy of seeing something beautiful, doing what it is meant to do." Spanning the globe from the Raccoon Shack,Hanson's backyard writing hideout-cum-labouratory,to the coffee shops of Seattle, from gardens and flower patches to the spice routes of Kerala, this is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer with both the charm of a fireside story-teller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist. A worthy heir to the grand tradition of Aldo Leopold and Bernd Heinrich,The Triumph of Seedstakes us on a fascinating scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds. It is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.

"[A] rip-roaring read."--Robert Krulwich, National Geographic's Curiously Krulwich blog

The Polyporaceae of North America

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... [From the Bullet1n Of The Turrey Botan1cal Club, 32 : 353-371- 1905.] The Polyporaceae of North America --Xl. A synopsis of the brown pileate species Will1am Alphonso Murr1li. An attempt is made in the present paper to summarize in convenient form for reference the results of former studies covering all North American polypores having a distinct pileus with darkcolored substance, and, in addition, to give generic keys and diagnoses of new genera not already treated that come within this subgroup. Fam1ly POLYPORACEAE Hymenophore annual or perennial: context fleshy-tough, corky or woody; hymenium poroid or lamelloid, fleshy to woody, never gelatinous. Synopsis of the subfamilies Hymenium porose. Hymenophore annual. I. Polyporeae. Hymenophore perennial. 2. Fom1teae. Hymenium furrowed. 3. Agar1ceae. Subfamily 1. Polyporeae Hymenophore varied in size and shape, fleshy-tough to corky, annual, sometimes reviving and rarely perennial in the tropics; surface encrusted or anoderm, glabrous or hairy, zonate or azonate: context fibrous, rarely punky, variously colored; tubes cylindrical, sometimes splitting into teeth, usually thin-walled: spores rounded or oblong, brown or hyaline, cystidia frequently present, surface of pileus never conidia-bearing: stipe often present, variously attached. Synopsis of the Polyporeae with brown context Hymenophore sessile. Spores hyaline. Context light-brown. Context at first fleshy, becoming slightly corky. I. Ischnoderma. Context tough from the first. Surface encrusted. 2. Antrodia. Surface not encrusted. Surface glabrous or nearly so. Hymenium alveolate. 3. Favolus. Hymenium normally poroid. 4. Hapalopilus. Surface distinctly hairy. Tubes large and irregular. 5. Funalia. Tubes small and regular. 6. Coriolopsis....

Positive EFT: Stronger, Faster, Smarter but most of all Happier

Positive EFT is THE ANTIDOTE to depression, anxiety, stress, temper tantrums, low energy, misery, impatience, indecision, confusion and feeling helpless, hopeless, powerless and alone.Quick and easy to use in self help, ENORMOUSLY POWERFUL as an addition to your healing practice, Positive EFT is what the world needs, right now.

Silvia Hartmann has dedicated her life to finding practical answers to humanity's oldest questions, and to find logical solutions to the challenges that arise from being a conscious human in the inexplicable bounty of the Universe. Her work has produced so far a workable definition of emotions, a revolutionary and practical way to work with the human energy system, a new system for magic, and the decoding of the language of metaphor. Silvia Hartmann is the author of the best selling Energy EFT.

Control Pests (Green Essentials - Organic Guides)

Garden pests come in all shapes and sizes – but which are the goodies and which are the baddies? The truth is that if you encourage the good bugs, you can control the bad ones without resorting to poisons. We show you who’s who in the pest world, describe their habits and show you how to control those that destroy your crops, flowers or shrubs.

Alan Titchmarsh in the Daily Express said: These handy Green Essentials guides are ideal...easy to follow and full of advice. -- Daily Express 1 May 2004

Mini School: Train Your Miniature Horse to Be All He Can Be

MINI SCHOOL

Train Your Miniature Horse to Be All He Can Be

Mini School takes the training and conditioning of Minis as seriously as that of their full-size cousins how to turn a pint-size package into a head-turning performer.

There is work on the lunge line, long reins with special instructions on the proper use of side-reins and whip cues. It covers popular tricks, in-hand dressage movements such as pirouettes, piaffe, passage and levade, lateral work and features jumping gymnastics and driving.

It is filled with ideas and valuable information on how minis learn and ways to manage factors that impact your mini s ability to learn new lessons.

About The Author

Sabine Ellinger and her Minature Appaloosa, Lancelot, are known throughout Europe and Australia for their in-hand performances at shows and equine events. She lives in Murrhardt, Germany.

I think this book fills a gap in the market. Lots of people have minis Shetlands, Falabellas and other miniatures just as companions for bigger horses, but as this book shows there s lots of training to be done with these pint-size ponies in their own right. All aspects are covered, from care and nutrition to breeding, and from dressage movements to teaching tricks. All of this information is available elsewhere, but this is a comprehensive summary of everything you need to know, all in one place. I have two elderly Shetlands who are no longer ridden, but I ll be trying some of the gentler in hand techniques from this book to keep them interested and fitter. --Horse & CountrysideYour Miniature Horse can be just as accomplished as his larger cousins, minus the saddle. Achieve suppleness, collection and obedience in your Mini through interval training and cross-training consisting of driving and in-hand work. From lateral movements to pirouettes and fun tricks, Mini School shows how your Mini can do it all. --Horse Illustrated

The Two of Me

How much of what we do is directed by conscious, deliberate decisions and how much originates in unconscious, automatic directives? This is the question explored in The Two of Me via an engaging combination of phenomenological subjective investigation and objective considerations of mental processes and specific structures. John Birtchnell puts forward the thesis that many more of our actions than we might imagine are determined unconsciously. Not only are unnoticed automatic actions motivated unconsciously, but also seemingly conscious or 'thought out' behaviours are actually determined and reinforced by unconscious exigencies. Even where we produce a reasoned discourse taking responsibility for why we hold certain thoughts, there is always the possibility that these explanations serve and follow from an unconscious driving force. The conscious mind seems to act as spokesperson for both itself and the unconscious mind. Investigating this dual aspect of the person, the book addresses the issue across a range of mental processes including memory, language, problem-solving, dreams, delusions, hallucinations and more complex constructs such as the arts, humour and religion.

John Birtchnell is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and author of Relating in Psychotherapy and How Humans Relate.

All About Grooming (Allen Photographic Guides 48)

Grooming is an important part of horse care. It helps you assess and promote your horse's well-being, get to know him and present him at his best. This book explains grooming techniques for all types of horses and ponies - whatever their lifestyles - and how to carry them out effectively and safely. There are guidelines on everyday essential tasks and routines for every situation, from quartering to a full grooming session. You will also find advice on the equipment you need, both essentials and useful extras and ideas that can make life easier for you and your horse. Find out how and why to do everything from picking out a horse's feet to spot cleaning and bathing. Whether you are learning about horse care or already an experienced owner, this book will show you how to keep your horse looking and feeling good.

Carolyn Henderson is a regular contributor to Horse and Hound, Horse, Horse and Rider and other national publications. She is the author of many equestrian books, including Showing Secrets and Getting Horses Fit, published by J.A. Allen, and other Allen photographic guides, including Clipping and All About Manes and Tails.John Henderson is a photographer and journalist who contributes to Horse and Hound, Horse and other national magazines. He is the author of The Glovebox Guide to Transporting Horses, published by J.A. Allen, and other Allen photographic guides: Towing Horse Trailers, Trailer Maintenance and Preparing for the Towing Test.

Hydroponics: Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil

Get Started With Hydroponic Gardening And Learn To Grow Plants Without Soil!

Purchase your copy of Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil - today - Don't Wait to Start Growing Your Own Organic Veggies!

What is Hydroponic Gardening? How is it possible to grow plants without soil? Can anyone do it?If you’ve been asking yourself those or similar questions then Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil is the book you need! You'll learn how and why Hydroponic Gardening works and what it has to offer you. Hydroponic gardening doesn't use soil, it grows plants in nutrient-enriched water solution instead. Hydroponic gardening is often easier than traditional gardening and results in higher yields and more nutritious crops.

Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil is available for Purchase Today.

Aren’t hydroponics cost prohibitive for the average person? Is special equipment required? Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil will explain how you can set up a simple and effective hydroponic system in your own home without any special equipment and without a hefty price tag. It also explains exactly how to maintain your system to ensure that you gain the maximum benefits available!

You'll also learn about the most common types of Hydroponic Systems in use today, the vegetables, fruits and herbs that are most often grown hydroponically, and just about everything else you’ll need and want to know about Hydroponic gardening. Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil explains the benefits of this amazing non-traditional way to raise food and how you can easily start your own Hydroponic garden simply and inexpensively!

Learn How to Take Advantage of What Hydroponics Has To Offer You - Buy Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil - Right Away!

Start growing more, bigger, and healthier fruits and vegetables with less time and effort - TODAY!

Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) makes babies and parents at once. Drawing on science and technology studies, feminist theory, and historical and ethnographic analyses of ART clinics, Charis Thompson explores the intertwining of biological reproduction with the personal, political, and technological meanings of reproduction. She analyzes the "ontological choreography" at ART clinics -- the dynamics by which technical, scientific, kinship, gender, emotional, legal, political, financial, and other matters are coordinated -- using ethnographic data to address questions usually treated in the abstract. Reproductive technologies, says Thompson, are part of the increasing tendency to turn social problems into biomedical questions and can be used as a lens through which to see the resulting changes in the relations between science and society.After giving an account of the book's disciplinary roots in science and technology studies and in feminist scholarship on reproduction, Thompson comes to the ethnographic heart of her study. She develops her concept of ontological choreography by examining ART's normalization of "miraculous" technology (including the etiquette of technological sex); gender identity in the assigned roles of mother and father and the conservative nature of gender relations in the clinic; the naturalization of technologically assisted kinship and procreative intent; and patients' pursuit of agency through objectification and technology. Finally, Thompson explores the economies of reproductive technologies, concluding with a speculative and polemical look at the "biomedical mode of reproduction" as a predictor of future relations between science and society.

--Adele E. Clarke, University of California, San Francisco--Marilyn Strathern, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge--Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics, Harvard University--Judith Butler, author of "Undoing Gender" and "Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence"" This book is magisterial in its reach. It will be an extremely significant contribution to our understanding of reproductive technologies, and its commanding writing style matches its ambition. It is a sort of dream book: everything one could expect from an early twenty-first-century work of serious scholarship born out of the last thirty years of debates and reconceptualizations of gender relations, new technologies, ethics, and science." --Marilyn Strathern, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge" This is brilliant work! Charis Thompson gives us an innovative masterpiece, rethinking reproduction in an age defined by the promises, processes, and consequences of current and developing technoscientific enmeshments. Standing at the trafficked intersection of brave new technical worlds, anguished individual/familial/gendered yearnings, the odd tensions of consumer responsibility, and the commodification of life itself, Thompson reports back with a stunning range of vision, helping us address the new complexities that constitute reproduction in the West today. This book belongs on "everybody's" shelves." --Adele E. Clarke, University of California, San Francisco" Charis Thompson's Making Parents is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary aspect of our world: the technological, legal, and moral complexities of becoming a parent in the twnety-first century. Throughout, Thompson maintains a wonderful double vision: seeing as a remarkably gifted, scientifically informed ethnographer and watching anxious and hopeful doctors, nurses, and would-be parents with compassion and self-reflection. It is, to be sure, a book that draws deeply on science studies and feminism, but it carries that work to new spaces and in new directions. It is an added and unusual bonus that she delivers the scholarship with grace, humor, and sparkle." --Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics, Harvard University" Thompson's 'ontological choreography' underscores the ways in which parents are 'remade' through the processes of assisted reproductive technology, and shows how the very conception of the human is historically recast as a result of these new technological conditions for the reproduction of life. One of this extraordinary book's chief strengths is that it returns a set of abstract debates about ethics, technology, and personhood to specific institutional settings, showing us how such dilemmas emerge and giving them a much-needed historical specificity. This is a wide-ranging, unprecedented, incisive, and brilliant inquiry, probing and provocative, and bound to change the field for years to come." --Judith Butler, author of "Undoing Gender" and "Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence"& quot; This book is magisterial in its reach. It will be an extremely significant contribution to our understanding of reproductive technologies, and its commanding writing style matches its ambition. It is a sort of dream book: everything one could expect from an early twenty-first-century work of serious scholarship born out of the last thirty years of debates and reconceptualizations of gender relations, new technologies, ethics, and science.& quot; -- Marilyn Strathern, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge& quot; This is brilliant work! Charis Thompson gives us an innovative masterpiece, rethinking reproduction in an age defined by the promises, processes, and consequences of current and developing technoscientific enmeshments. Standing at the trafficked intersection of brave new technical worlds, anguished individual/familial/gendered yearnings, the odd tensions of consumer responsibility, and the commodification of life itself, Thompson reports back with a stunning range of vision, helping us address the new complexities that constitute reproduction in the West today. This book belongs on everybody's shelves.& quot; -- Adele E. Clarke, University of California, San Francisco& quot; Charis Thompson's Making Parents is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary aspect of our world: the technological, legal, and moral complexities of becoming a parent in the twnety-first century. Throughout, Thompson maintains a wonderful double vision: seeing as a remarkably gifted, scientifically informed ethnographer and watching anxious and hopeful doctors, nurses, and would-be parents with compassion and self-reflection. It is, to be sure, a book that draws deeply on science studies and feminism, but it carries that work to new spaces and in new directions. It is an added and unusual bonus that she delivers the scholarship with grace, humor, and sparkle.& quot; -- Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics, Harvard University& quot; Thompson's 'ontological choreography' underscores the ways in which parents are 'remade' through the processes of assisted reproductive technology, and shows how the very conception of the human is historically recast as a result of these new technological conditions for the reproduction of life. One of this extraordinary book's chief strengths is that it returns a set of abstract debates about ethics, technology, and personhood to specific institutional settings, showing us how such dilemmas emerge and giving them a much-needed historical specificity. This is a wide-ranging, unprecedented, incisive, and brilliant inquiry, probing and provocative, and bound to change the field for years to come.& quot; -- Judith Butler, author of Undoing Gender and Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence"Thompson's 'ontological choreography' underscores the ways in which parents are 'remade' through the processes of assisted reproductive technology, and shows how the very conception of the human is historically recast as a result of these new technological conditions for the reproduction of life. One of this extraordinary book's chief strengths is that it returns a set of abstract debates about ethics, technology, and personhood to specific institutional settings, showing us how such dilemmas emerge and giving them a much-needed historical specificity. This is a wide-ranging, unprecedented, incisive, and brilliant inquiry, probing and provocative, and bound to change the field for years to come."--Judith Butler, author of "Undoing Gender" and "Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence""This is brilliant work! Charis Thompson gives us an innovative masterpiece, rethinking reproduction in an age defined by the promises, processes, and consequences of current and developing technoscientific enmeshments. Standing at the trafficked intersection of brave new technical worlds, anguished individual/familial/gendered yearnings, the odd tensions of consumer responsibility, and the commodification of life itself, Thompson reports back with a stunning range of vision, helping us address the new complexities that constitute reproduction in the West today. This book belongs on "everybody's" shelves."--Adele E. Clarke, University of California, San Francisco"Charis Thompson's Making Parents is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary aspect of our world: the technological, legal, and moral complexities of becoming a parent in the twnety-first century. Throughout, Thompson maintains a wonderful double vision: seeing as a remarkably gifted, scientifically informed ethnographer and watching anxious and hopeful doctors, nurses, and would-be parents with compassion and self-reflection. It is, to be sure, a book that draws deeply on science studies and feminism, but it carries that work to new spaces and in new directions. It is an added and unusual bonus that she delivers the scholarship with grace, humor, and sparkle."--Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics, Harvard University"This book is magisterial in its reach. It will be an extremely significant contribution to our understanding of reproductive technologies, and its commanding writing style matches its ambition. It is a sort of dream book: everything one could expect from an early twenty-first-century work of serious scholarship born out of the last thirty years of debates and reconceptualizations of gender relations, new technologies, ethics, and science."--Marilyn Strathern, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of New Mexico by Michael A. Williamson (1994-08-03)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism

Opening a window onto a long-neglected world of women's experience, this text features eleven essays that examine the writings of medieval women mystics from England, France, Germany, Italy, and the Low Countries, providing close readings of a number of important texts from the viewpoint of different literary theories. Surveying various styles of hagiographical writing, the author offers ground-breaking scholarship on a broad range of topics such as how medieval holy women may have appeared to their contemporaries, medieval antifeminism, comparisons between earlier and later Christian mystical writing, the relationship between male confessors and female penitents in the Middle Ages, and the process by which these extraordinary women produced their work. For courses in religious, medieval, or women's studies, this unique text fills a conspicuous gap in an important and fascinating field of literature.

Elizabeth Avilda Petroff admirably fulfils the apparently disparate aims she sets herself: to provide an advanced introduction for general readers to the women mystics of the later Middle Ages, and simultaneously to produce theoretically informed new readings for specialists ... her work is full of unexpected and illuminating juxtapositions ... She has a rare feeling for narrative, summarizing and retelling with flair; and she is a methodical close reader, attentive to style, who lays out the process of her own judgements. She is also a good historian. (David Lawton, Medium Aevum, LXV.1)

Patterns of Prayer

A simple, encouraging guide to getting started in praying.

Summary of Brief Candle in the Dark: by Richard Dawkins ; Includes Analysis

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins is an autobiographical depiction of his experiences as a world-renowned scientist and atheist. Dawkins has experienced an endless amount of notable events in his life, many of which were very public, such as debates, conference, and television appearances. In this second volume of his memoirs, these life experiences have inspired memories of other events, background stories of people he knew, and scientific analysis of Dawkins' theories of evolution, natural selection, biology, and religion, particularly atheism versus creationism.From 1970 to 1990, Dawkins served as University Lecturer in Animal Behaviour in the zoology department at Oxford University, and from 1990 to 1995, he was promoted to Reader. He also gave tutorials in New College, where he was made a fellow in 1970. He served on a number of committees, including a committee that discussed candidates to invite to attend the school...

With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in the humanities, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to document sources. The sixth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Margot Northey, a specialist in communications, is the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. David B. Knight is a professor of geography at the University of Guelph. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Personal Construct Psychology in Clinical Practice: Theory, Research and Applications

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

"As a compendium of personal construct psychology it is unlikely to be superceded for many years, perhaps ever."-"Changes

Fra Filippo Lippi

Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection.As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free.Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Whilst the books in this collection have not been hand curated, an aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature. As a result of this book being first published many decades ago, it may have occasional imperfections. These imperfections may include poor picture quality, blurred or missing text. While some of these imperfections may have appeared in the original work, others may have resulted from the scanning process that has been applied. However, our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. While some publishers have applied optical character recognition (OCR), this approach has its own drawbacks, which include formatting errors, misspelt words, or the presence of inappropriate characters. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with an experience that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic book, and that the occasional imperfection that it might contain will not detract from the experience.

A Field Guide to Texas Reptiles and Amphibians (Gulf Publishing Field Guides)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

This guide describes and illustrates species and subspecies of reptiles (excluding snakes) and amphibians of Texas.

The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer (Six Weeks With the Bible)

Christians worldwide have been blessing themselves with the sign of the cross for centuries. But few who use this simple, familiar gesture know its impact as a powerful prayer. Author Bert Ghezzi shows how this potent prayer engages the Holy Spirit and affirms Christian identity. With insights derived from Scripture, church teachings, and personal experience, Ghezzi encourages people to utilize this powerful sign in their daily life.

Drawing on the fascinating history of the sign of the cross, Ghezzi reveals six dynamic truths of the spiritual life that God gives. The Sign of the Cross brings forth an opening to God, renewal of baptism, mark of discipleship, acceptance of suffering, defense agains the devil, and victory over self-indulgence. This inspirational book brings to life the blessings of this ancient prayer and guides Christians to a renewed experience of God.

Bert Ghezzi, who holds a PhD in history from the University of Notre Dame, is a popular speaker and author who has written nearly twenty books, including Mystics and Miracles, The Sign of the Cross, Keeping Your Kids Catholic, and Voices of the Saints. He is currently an acquisitions editor for Our Sunday Visitor. He and his wife reside in Winter Park, Florida.

The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (PracticePlanners)

This revised, step–by–step book provides treatment planning guidelines and an array of prewritten treatment plan components for child behavioral and psychological problems, including anger management, chemical dependence, depression, financial stress, low self–esteem, and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD).

This fully revised resource features:

Dream, Phantasy and Art (The New Library of Psychoanalysis)

Hanna Segal's work, especially on symbolism, aesthetics, dreams, and the exploration of psychotic thinking, has established her as an outstanding figure in psychoanalysis, particularly in psychoanalysis of the Kleinian tradition.

In Dream, Phantasy and Art she reworks her ideas on these topics and brings them vividly alive in a new integration which links them afresh to the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion. Throughout the book, the clinical illustrations the author has selected brilliantly spotlight the theory, touching the imagination, and fixing even the most difficult ideas permanently in the reader's mind. In a mutually enhancing relationship, theory and clinical example are combined, and then applied, to create the author's new and original theories of art and aesthetics.

As Betty Joseph notes in her foreword, Segal's writing, and in particular this book, does much to enrich psychoanalysis not only because of the clarity and intelligence but also because of the depth and breadth of her interests and her clinical imagination.

"... this book, which along with the many other contributions Hanna Segal has made to psychoanalysis in the course of a long and productive professional life, will stand as a further testament to her creative capacity." - Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol 3, Vol LXII

It's Not about the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered

Mike Pressler walked into the bottomfloor meeting room of the Murray Building and, as he had done hundreds of times over a sixteen-year career at Duke University, prepared to address his men's lacrosse team. Forty-six players sat in theater-style chairs, all eyes riveted forward.

It was 4:35 P.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. The program's darkest hour had arrived in an unexpected and explosive announcement.

Pressler, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, informed his team that its season was canceled and he had "resigned," effective immediately. While his words reverberated off the walls, hysteria erupted. Players cried, confused over a course of events that had spun wildly out of control. What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers had accelerated into a rape investigation -- one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administration's rush to judgment, and the media's disregard for the facts -- dividing both a prestigious university and the city of Durham.

Wiping away tears, Pressler demonstrated the steely resolve that helped him win more than two hundred games. For the next thirty minutes, Pressler put his personal situation aside and encouraged his players to stick together. He also made a bold promise: "One day, we will get a chance to tell the world the truth. One day."

This is that day.

Pressler, who has not done an interview since the saga began, has handed his private diary from those three weeks to New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, exposing vivid details, including the day Pressler was fired, when the coach asked Athletic Director Joe Alleva why the school "wasn't willing to wait for the truth" to come out. "It's not about the truth anymore," Alleva said to the coach in a signature moment that said it all. In addition to Pressler, Yaeger interviewed more than seventy-five key figures intimately involved in the case. The result is a tale that defies logic.

"It is tough to be one of fifty people who believed a story when fifty million people believed something else," Pressler said. "This wasn't about the truth to many of the others involved. My story is all about the truth."

Don Yaeger is a former associate editor for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of seven books and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Under the Tarnished Dome and the critically acclaimed Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL.

Yoga on the Edge: A Chair Yoga Guide Book for Older Adults and Teacher Trainings

Students can use this step-by-step, chair yoga picture book to guide their yoga practice at home or when travelling. Teachers can use this handbook as a ‘toolbox’ when planning their chair yoga classes. Seated and standing poses are illustrated with a picture first. Then, how to do each pose is described in an easy sequence of movements. Using ‘a chair for yoga’ allows the many health benefits (of a regular yoga practice) to be accessible to almost anyone. These health benefits can include; improved circulation and balance, increased strength and flexibility and enhanced mental clarity, concentration and mood.

Attracted to the helping professions, Annette was thinking to go into nursing, but, the mandatory cow eyeball dissection in Grade 9 science bumped her right off that path! So, what did she do- joined her passion for music with her love of people and became a piano teacher and music therapist. As a registered music therapist since 1978, Annette has worked in many different facilities building relationships with people (of all ages and abilities) through music. She still teaches piano in her Broadway studio and enjoys playing the beautiful white, grand piano in the lobby of the new Leo Wertman Residence in Vancouver, BC. In 2007 Annette began to study yoga. By December 2009 she was certified to teach yoga. In December 2010 Annette received an MA in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University. Her thesis was an exploratory study of yoga and the older adult. These past few years Annette has specialized in Chair Yoga. "Using a chair allows the health benefits of yoga to be accessible to almost everyone". Annette teaches chair yoga at community centres and neighbourhood houses throughout Vancouver. She also gives workshops for non-profit organizations and presents chair yoga workshops at conferences and conventions. Annette also teaches a Chair Yoga Teacher Training Course for Semperviva Yoga School.

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh (2001-09-10)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

A friend complicates matters: The influence of personal proximity and framing on moral decision behavior

To explain decision behavior by reducing it toutility maximization, as Kahneman and Tversky (2000)do, or to intuitive behavior, as Gigerenzer (1996)does, is to risk oversimplification. There is nosingle definition of rational decision behavior. Thecontext defines what decision behavior can beevaluated as rational. In the context of morality,subjects base their decision behavior on fourdifferent ethical positions: deontology, hedonism,intuitionism and utilitarianism. In this article theclassical Asian disease problem (ADP), used byKahneman and Tversky (1981) to show the framingeffect, is understood as a moral dilemma. To reach adecision, subjects relied to varying degrees on allfour ethical positions. Variation of the ADP`spersonal proximity influenced subjects¿ decisionbehavior, leading to the disappearance of theframing effect, and changing the extent of subjects¿reliance on the four ethical positions.

Alexander Bodansky studied Psychology und Philosophy atHamburg University. He is working and writing his dissertationat distance teaching university Hagen and he is lecturing aboutsocial psychology and the different concepts of man at HamburgUniversity.

Encounters In Yoga And Zen

Gleaned from the author’s experiences over many years Yoga and Zen training as well as from conversations with teachers, folk stories and temple magazines, this is a fascinating and enlightening compendium of tales from the Yoga and Zen traditions. Stories such as these are used in many spiritual schools’ teaching – they’re the flint or steel that makes the spark which, when nurtured daily, fires the imagination, heralds enlightenment and insight. 

Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story

In February 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara's son, Finnean. At that moment, Kristine--the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill's child--became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.
"Bringing in Finn" is the incredible story of one woman's hard-fought and often painful journey to motherhood. In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her 61-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together.
Moving, inspiring, and ultimately triumphant, "Bringing in Finn" is an extraordinary tale of despair, hope, forgiveness, and redemption--and the discovery that when it comes to unconditional love, there are no limits to what can be achieved.

Sara Connell burns through abstract questions about the ethics and limits of medicalized fertility and gets to the heart of things. The result is a powerful testament to the depth and complexity of mother love. --Ariel Gore, founding editor of "Hip Mama" and the author of "Bluebird"Sara Connell's journey to motherhood is a modern miracle. Her lyrical book chronicles an adventure that leads us into uncharted territory. Connell reaches deep into her heart to write about the desire for children, the sacred trust of marriage, the enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, and the sustaining power of hope. I couldn't put it down. --Dominique Browning, Senior Director, Moms Clean Air Task ForceBe prepared to be blown away. "Bringing in Finn" is about a family so determined to bring a baby into the world that they push every convention possible and succeed in making a miracle. --Michelle Lowe, playwright, author of "Inana", winner of the 2010 Francesca Primus

Chan Buddhism (Dimensions of Asian Spirituality)

Chan Buddhism has become paradigmatic of Buddhist spirituality. Known in Japan as Zen and in Korea as Son, it is one of the most strikingly iconoclastic spiritual traditions in the world. This succinct and lively work clearly expresses the meaning of Chan as it developed in China more than a thousand years ago and provides useful insights into the distinctive aims and forms of practice associated with the tradition, including its emphasis on the unity of wisdom and practice; the reality of ""sudden awakening""; the importance of meditation; the use of ""shock tactics""; the centrality of the teacher-student relationship; and the celebration of enlightenment narratives, or koans. Unlike many scholarly studies, which offer detailed perspectives on historical development, or guides for personal practice written by contemporary Buddhist teachers, this volume takes a middle path between these two approaches, weaving together both history and insight to convey to the general reader the conditions, energy, and creativity that characterize Chan. Following a survey of the birth and development of Chan, its practices and spirituality are fleshed out through stories and teachings drawn from the lives of four masters: Bodhidharma, Huineng, Mazu, and Linji. Finally, the meaning of Chan as a living spiritual tradition is addressed through a philosophical reading of its practice as the realization of wisdom, attentive mastery, and moral clarity.

A superb introduction to a highly influential form of Buddhist spiritual practice. Both highly readable and philosophically rigorous, Hershock's book would make an excellent secondary source in any college-level course on Chinese religion or philosophy, Buddhism, or contemporary religious practice.-- "Southeast Review of Asian Studies"

The Spiritual Espousals

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

You and Your Puppy: Training and Health Care for Puppy's First Year (Howell reference books)

You & Your Puppy combines the talents of both a professional dog trainer and a veterinarian to produce one inclusive book on raising a happy, healthy puppy. Here, owners will learn: how to housetrain their puppies, training for different growth stages, the right amount of work and play to make training effective and enjoyable, new ways to work with puppies on special teaching lead.

You are the proud owner of an adorable puppy. Lucky you! You are in for the time of your life as you watch your puppy grow, get to know your puppy, and raise a new family member. And like any family member, your puppy will need to learn some basic manners and will need to be well taken care of.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 14: The Well at the World's End

When a girl is sent to find a well at the end of the world, simple acts of kindness lead her to more than she expects. A lost daughter captures the heart of a prince, but will she be reunited with her father? An unfortunate girl is given not one, but two impossible tasksto spin straw into gold, and to guess the name of an unknown creature. The girls will have to use their hearts, charms and wits to find solutions to their problems.
TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children.
The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

A timeless collection to capture our literary heritage

Gambling on God: Essays on Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager attempts to prove that one should believe that God exists, even if the evidence is inconclusive. This collection brings together both new and classic essays that provide the first sustained analysis of the Wager.

This is a very interesting and provocative collection of essays on an important line of theistic argument.--George I. Mavrodes, University of MichiganPascal's Wager raises basic questions concerning rationality and prudence, the morality of believing without sufficient evidence, and a variety of issues in decision theory. In this excellent collection of essays many of these basic questions are explored with great clarity and at considerable depth. A fine introduction to the Wager and the essays is provided by Jeff Jordan. This is a remarkably good book. It will serve faculty and students well.--William L. Rowe, Purdue UniversityThis is a well-conceived anthology that vividly brings to life the fertility and interest of the issues revolving around Pascal's celebrated argument.--Nicholas Rescher --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Spring Beauties: Journal (Wildflowers)

Here, open to the sun, bright and beautiful spring beauties.If you go to the right place, you may find the woodlands carpeted with them in early spring, but not for long.This can be our reminder too, to write, and not put off an inspiration that you find, or one that finds you.Brainstorm, plot, plan and surprise yourself in these pages.Delightful!

Bird Migration and Global Change

Changes in seasonal movements and population dynamics of migratory birds in response to ongoing changes resulting from global climate changes are a topic of great interest to conservation scientists and birdwatchers around the world. Because of their dependence on specific habitats and resources in different geographic regions at different phases of their annual cycle, migratory species are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In 'Bird Migration and Global Change', eminent ecologist George Cox brings his extensive experience as a scientist and bird enthusiast to bear in evaluating the capacity of migratory birds to adapt to the challenges of a changing climate. Cox reviews, synthesizes, and interprets recent and emerging science on the subject, beginning with a discussion of climate change and its effect on habitat, and followed by eleven chapters that examine responses of bird types across all regions of the globe. The final four chapters address the evolutionary capacity of birds, and considers how best to shape conservation strategies to protect migratory species in coming decades. The rate of climate change is faster now than at any other moment in recent geological history. How best to manage migratory birds to deal with this challenge is a major conservation issue, and 'Bird Migration and Global Change' is a unique and timely contribution to the literature.

"Birds are exquisitely sensitive to alterations in habitat, and there is no question that they, especially migrant species, will be afected by a global change in climate. Cox (emer., San Diego State) attempts to assess what groups will be most affected and how...To condense so many major topics into less than 300 pages is no small feat, and Cox has produced a readable, nontechnical introduction to the topic, if not the definitive study...Summing Up: Highly Recommended. All levels/libraries."--T. C. Williams, emeritus, Swarthmore College "CHOICE ""Cox has written a valuable overview of our present knowledge of the effect of global climate change on migratory birds. The book is timely and informative and will be a valuable resource for field ornithologists, wildlife managers, and environmental scientists."--W. Herbert Wilson, Jr., Dept of Biology, Colby College "The Condor ""This book is a valuable resource not only for the compilation of facts but also for its broad scope...The breadth of information is commendable, as is the scholarship of writing."--Marilyn Ramenofsky, University of California, Davis"BioScience" (09/01/2011)"This is an authoritative and scholarly book that is totally accesible to the interested bird-oriented or climate/conservation-oriented audience."--Greg Laden"Greg Laden's Blog" (05/27/2011)"This is a book that I hope will be updated so that it can continue to serve as a readable reference on the subject. Land management agency planners, managers, biologists, ecologists, and others should read this book to obtain important background on climate change and work to put in place programs of natural community restoration and maintenance."--Roger Applegate"Natural Areas Journal" (10/01/2011)"A wonderful and insightful work, "Bird Migration and Global Change" provides the first accessible and comprehensive guide to the leading conservation concern of our time. Written by a world authority, this definitive work introduces the subject ecologically, physiologically, and geographically in ways that promote clarity and understanding."--Keith L. Bildstein "Director, Acopian Center for Conservation Science, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ""Recent rapid climate change has largely been caused by human activity and affects migratory birds with major consequences for Earth's ecosystems. "Bird Migration and Global Change" is a thorough and thoughtful treatise on a critical topic, and a much-needed reference work for the conservation community."--Frederick R. Gehlbach "Professor of biology, Baylor University ""An excellent review of the challenges that global climate change poses to migratory birds. This timely and important book provides a valuable perspective and essential science-based foundation for conservation plans that will safeguard the future of land, freshwater, and marine birds."--Frank Gill "author of "Ornithology" "

Public Lives, Private Prayers

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Prayers and blessings from well-known public figures.In Public Lives, Private Prayers -- a compilation of prayers, blessings and poems edited by Mary Reath -- actors, authors, world leaders and other well-known public figures share pearls of wisdom, lend earnest advice, and provide instruments to enliven one's religious and spiritual life.

The Beginner's Guide to Indoor and Miniature Gardens: Understanding Indoor Gardens, Moss Gardens, Miniature Gardens and Gardens in a Bottle

The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor and Miniature GardensUnderstanding Indoor Gardens, Moss Gardens, Miniature Gardens and Gardens in a BottleTable of ContentsIntroductionNecessary Tools for Bottle GardeningBest Plants for Bottle Gardening.Small Plant GardensPot et FleurMaking A Moss GardenKnowing More about Moss.Growing Plants from PipsExotic gardening – Pineapple TopsMiniature GardensTreesOther Popular Tiny PlantsTaking Care of Your Miniature GardenBulbs for Your GardenSelecting the Right BulbsPlanting Your Bulbs.Planting Hyacinth and Crocus CormsBulb Fiber – TipsNewspaper Compost“Plunging” Bulbs.Growing Bulbs on Water.Methods of Water Cultivation.Bulb FailureBest Bulbs ChoicesConclusionAuthor BioIntroductionThe first time I saw a miniature garden growing in a bottle, my immediate response was “but how did the plants get into the bottle?” Naturally, this amused the gardener very much, and for those people who are not into the secret of how the plants got into the bottle, this feat can only be on par with how did a model ship get into the bottle!A garden in a bottle has about the same sort of fascination and requires almost that same amount offered dexterity and ingenuity to construct as a ship in the bottle. It is also going to need a lot of patience, because after all, you are gardening in limited space. But once your water garden is established, it can be left for months without attention. In many cases, depending on your plans, it may also not need watering.So for all those people who have been really fascinated with this conversation piece, when you see people surrounding a glass bottle with beautiful plants growing in it, here is the beginner’s guide to indoor gardening in a bottle.More than 200 years ago, a London physician named that Nathaniel Ward discovered that mosses, as well as ferns, which never grew satisfactorily in a city full of industrial fumes flourished if they were grown in the protection of a glass sided case. Thanks to his experiments, bottle Gardens developed in Europe, and since then, they have been the rage all over the world for people who are strapped for place, are looking for a new hobby, and also want to achieve something wonderful.You can use any large bottle. But the bottle has to be made of glass! Carboy glass bottles are normally made for brewing beer, so if you can get them cheap at a nursery nearby, please do so.A 5 gallon carboy bottle is going for around USD 48 on eBay USA, but as my gardening books always suggest, follow and advocate minimum of expense and minimum of fuss, you may want to spend some time asking around in your circle of friends and neighbors for large glass bottles, which is they can spare you.I have seen some of these bottles kept away in garages, because once upon a time, they were used and the owner does not have any use for them at the moment. He may not want them for another 20 years, either. Please do buy the bottles from your friends!Otherwise, a long-lasting friendship can get into jeopardy, when carelessly spoken words of half jesting “Well, he borrowed that bottle from me and what a mess he has made in it.” could cause subconscious rancor and ill will. That is of course if he is not interested in gardening!If he is a gardener, he is going to demand his bottle back – along with your bottle garden, - five years down the line!You may want to tell him the purpose for this gardening experiment. It is possible he may also want to give you some suggestions about plants based on his experience.

The Turn of the Screw (Webster's Italian Thesaurus Edition)

If you are either learning Italian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Italian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Turn of the Screw. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Italian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Italian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Much imitated ... but no one comes near the finesse of the master (The Times)Timelessly unsettling (Guardian) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons

What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you who you are? Is there a special memory that makes you smile when you least expect it?
After the publication of Tim Russert's number one New York Times bestseller about his father, Big Russ & Me, he received an avalanche of letters from daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about their own fathers, most of whom were not superdads or heroes but ordinary men who were remembered and cherished for some of their best moments-of advice, tenderness, strength, honor, discipline, and occasional eccentricity.
Most of these daughters and sons were eager to express the gratitude they had carried with them through the years. Others wanted to share lessons and memories and, most important, pass them down to their own children.
This book is for all fathers, young or old, who can learn from the men in these pages how to get it right, and to understand that sometimes it is the little gestures that can make the big difference for your child. For some in this book, the appreciation came later than they would have liked. But as Wisdom of Our Fathers reminds us, it is never too late to embrace it.
From the father who coached his daughter in sports (and life), attending every meet, game, performance, and tournament, to the daughter who, after a fifteen-year estrangement, learned to make peace with her difficult father just before he died, to the son who came, at last, to appreciate the silent way his father could show affection, Wisdom of Our Fathers shares rewarding lessons, immeasurable gifts, and lasting values.
Heartfelt, humorous, engaging, irresistibly readable, and bound to bring back memories of unforgettable moments with our own fathers, Tim Russert's new book is not only a fitting companion to his own marvelous memoir, but also a celebration of the positive qualities passed down from generation to generation.

Tim Russert is the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, and the Washington bureau chief of NBC News. He is married to Maureen Orth, and they have one son, Luke.

Travels With a Donkey, An Inland Voyage, The Silverado Squatters (Everyman) by R.L. Stevenson (5-Jul-1993)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

A Pocket Guide to the Grasshoppers, Crickets and Allied Insects of Britain and Ireland

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context (Oxfords)

The biblical image of Eve has powerfully influenced ideas about women for the past two millennia.Yet, as Carol Meyers argues in Discovering Eve, the image of the first of women as subservient and dependent does not represent some irreducible historical truth.Rather, it represents the androcentric constructions of a group of urban elite males (including, most notably, the Apostle Paul and Rabbi Yohannan) who had a decisive effect on the founding of Judaeo-Christian traditions.Meyers produces convincing evidence, archaeological, scriptural, and sociological, that ancient Israelite woman fulfilled a role very different from that of the biblical Eve.The real Eve, she demonstrates, was a figure of some social substance, a strong and important figure in the social and familial milieux.

'The author has made a special effort to avoid technicaljargon;thus, this book should be accessible to the general reader.Though it will be of special interest to those concerned with biblical history, archaeology, anthropolgy and women's studies, this book will also hold special appeal to women, men, and their relationshiop to one another.Time Outlook

Colorful Emotions: A Workbook to Help Children Express Their Feelings

Sometimes children have a hard time using their words to express how they feel which is how Colorful Emotions can come in handy.This coloring book provides a tool that can help children learn how to identify each emotion by how their body feels, by what might have happened before and how to recognize that emotion in others.The pages of this workbook will provide a useful language for children to share with those around them and to improve social-emotional development at all ages.

Dr. Michelle Moore is a Clinical Psychologist in New Orleans, LA.She earned her doctorate at Pace University in New York, NY before returning to southeast Louisiana where she was born and raised.Dr. Moore is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where she has the opportunity to work with children and adolescents in communities surrounding the New Orleans area.Dr. Moore also provides psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to children and adults at her private practice in New Orleans.

A Complete Guide To Divination: Tarot, Runes and I Ching, Crystals, Pendulums and Tea Leaves, Numerology and Palmistry: How to Use the Most Popular Methods of Fortune Telling

How to use the most popular methods of fortune telling. This is the ideal book for everyone who wishes to explore the traditional methods of divination.

Gives you all the tools you need to read into the past, present and future --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Mindfulness for Life: A Six-Week Guide to Inner Peace

Take a break from your mind and step into the present moment with MINDFULNESS FOR LIFE.

Mindfulness is more than a set of tools to help manage the stresses of life; it's also about enhancing your overall wellbeing. In MINDFULNESS FOR LIFE, mindfulness teacher Oli Doyle shows you how living in the present moment can help in all areas of your life, including work, relationships, family life, creativity, memory and decision making. The easy-to-follow plan is broken down into six-week segments, with each week focused on a basic mindfulness principle. This book is also accompanied by daily online exercises to help your mind work more effectively and build your confidence.

The six-week mindfulness plan that will change your life.

Hardy Palms and Palm-like Plants

Palms provide a strong, natural focal points in a garden and, as hardy evergreens, add year-round interest and a touch of the exotic. This book explains how to make the most of the variations they offer in foliage colour, shape and texture and how to use this to create successful borders and garden designs. Covering mixed plantings, hard landscaping and the use of tubs, planters and other containers, it reveals how to display palms and palm-like plants to dramatic effect. - Hardy palms increasingly available around the world in a wide choice of varieties. - Over 100 of the most readily available species are listed in an extensive directory. - Hardiness ratings and individual growing requirements for each plant. - Full descriptions of flowers, fruits and leaves help you choose the plants. * Also includes essential advice on planting, maintenance and propagation. * Top author: Martyn Graham has spent his life in contract gardening and has been growing palms and other exotic plants for the last 10 years. His interest in palms has taken him around the world and seen his work published in various magazines, including the European Palm Journal.

Today's fashion for exoticism in the garden shows no sign of waning and with global warming bringing higher temperatures throughout the year, the possibility of growing these exotic plants becomes a reality. With many plants hardier than at first imagined, the trend for supposedly less hardy plants is growing in response to the demand for something different, something imposing, something which will add instant structure to a garden. Top choice of these are the palms and palm-like plants such as cordylines, phormiums and agaves. Experienced grower Martyn Graham offers his selection of the best varieties to grow, giving sound advice on acquisition, cultivation requirements and hardiness ratings. He also offers planting ideas for tropical jungles, Mediterranean gardens or container arrangements. With palms and other spiky-leaved plants adding instant glamour to a garden, this book is a timely addition to the tropical gardening range of books. Clearly illustrated and well laid-out, it is an intelligent examination of a newly popular genus for ordinary gardens. - Lucy Watson

Living with Jung: v. 1: 'Enterviews' with Jungian Analysts

The first in a multi-volume set, this collection of interviews with leading Jungian analysts past and present draws upon a wealth of memories and experiences, many of which go directly back to first-hand encounters with Jung. Through their eyes, we catch a rare glimpse of Jung not found in his writings. Featured in this volume are: Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig, Murray Stein, Jane and Jo Wheelwright, John Beebe, Joseph Henderson, Patricia Berry, Thomas Kirsch, C. Toni Frey-Wehrlin, James Hall, Russell Lockhart, Fred Gustafson, and Gilda Franz. A winner from Mackie, one of Quilt in a Day's favorite teachers. The Winning Hand block is a four-patch, with strips on all sides, and a square cut on the diagonal to finish it off. The simple pattern makes a bold and lively quilt. Frame your blocks with a contrasting lattice, or 'float' the cards against a lattice of background fabric."

Women and Sex Therapy: Closing the Circle of Sexual Knowledge

Outstanding feminist scholars present seldom discussed women’s views of sexuality. In the past, there has been little feminist discussion among sexuality professionals and between feminist therapists and sex therapists. The valuable ideas expressed by the contributors to this book are aimed at increasing the possibilities for all therapists and counselors to discuss with their clients the nature of sexuality, and in particular, what women feel about sex. Professionals provide remarkable perspectives on issues that concern all women--orgasm, the double standard, new reproductive options, intimacy, bisexuality, and more.

Making Transparent Soap

With basic ingredients and standard kitchen tools you can craft your own transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial product. Eschewing complex methods and expensive equipment, Catherine Failor uses a simple, dependable process that makes beautiful transparent soaps every time. Failor's easy-to-follow photographic instructions are accompanied by proven recipes and plenty of suggestions for colorful and sweet-smelling variations. You'll soon be creating your own signature soap blends that deliver refreshing scents and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Rev: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

The complex and fascinating nature of London has provided fertile ground for bestselling social histories by writers like Roy Porter and Peter Ackroyd. Yet this is the first time that the capital's 'secret' history has been fully explored - the underground world of radicals and subversives from Boudicca and Wat Tyler to the Anti-Globalisation riots via the Chartists, Suffragettes, Mosleyites and IRA.





Violent London is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries. It is also the story of the growth of London as a capital and as a major city, and of the people who live, work, sometimes demonstrate, fight and die in its violent byways. With its strong characters and dramatic narrative, Violent London is a riveting account of past and present conflict, revealing a hidden thread in our living history.

The history of revolt and rebellion in Britain is a long and colourful one, but (inevitably) it is the nation's capital that has seen the greatest concentration of such dissent over the centuries. Clive Bloom's Violent London (subtitled 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts) is a remarkable document, unquestionably the last word on the subject (if such a thing is possible, given that -- as Bloom demonstrates -- the time-honoured tradition of dissent is alive and well in the capital). The book is an updating of an earlier edition which had such writers as the late JG Ballard enthusiastically extolling its virtues -- and it's not hard to see why. Bloom's reach is immensely ambitious, stretching from Boudicca (who actually set fire to the city in her struggle against Roman occupation) through such significant rebels as Wat Tyler, taking in virtually every important anti-establishment stance adopted throughout the ages with London as the fulcrum. Recent sections (including a perceptive analysis of the anti-globalisation protests) are quite as balanced and well-informed as those set in the ancient past.

Adventures in Kinship with All Life

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

You will enjoy each of these heart warming, true stories, involving the special power of extrasensory perception in animals. They are also about a bond of trust that can exist between people and animals of all kinds. These thoughtful tales demonstrate how the author spoke silently with all forms of life and how he grew to understand their silent replies. The author believes that this silent language can be learned; reading this book helps us to cultivate a gentle, reverent attitude toward all life. This book salutes the divinity within all living creatures and opens up a wonderful new world of silent communication for you to explore.

Four-season Harvest: How to Harvest Fresh Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Shows how to grow and harvest up to forty different vegetables in season all year round.

The Book of Thomas: Heaven

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven." -John Milton, Paradise Lost In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles. But that was millennia ago, before the origins of this massive, artificial realm were forgotten. Now, drought, plague and war afflict the Spheres that make up the world of Man, fragmenting society into antagonistic sects that carry out ruthless pogroms. A young orphan, Thomas, is thrust into the midst of this upheaval and embarks on a journey to the highest of all Spheres, Heaven. As he struggles through his chaotic, crumbling world, Thomas witnesses cruelty and violence beyond measure-and chances upon unexpected moments of courage and self-sacrifice. In this turmoil, his belief becomes doubt as he is forced to make soul-rending choices between what his faith tells him he should do, and what he must do to survive. The Book of Thomas: Heaven is the unflinching, deeply affecting tale of the battle that reason and religion wage for a boy's soul.

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen

Duke Leto Atreides is now the skilful and much-loved ruler of Caladan, served by loyal Duncan Idaho.To his court come Gurney Halleck, despised slave of the Harkonnens - andJessica, the exquisite, perfectly trained concubine chosen by the Reverend Mothers of the Bene Gesserit to be the mother of Leto's daughter.Meanwhile, on Dune - planet Arrakis -House Harkonnen ruthlessly harvests the precious, mind-enhancing drug called spice.AndBaron Vladimir is slowly being consumed by a loathesome disease. Rabban Harkonnen - House Atreides' most implacable enemy - prepares to take over his uncle's empire.

. . . Herbert and Anderson have met the challenge admirably . . . Even readers new to the saga will be able to follow it easily as the narrative weaves among the many interconnected tales.A terrific read in its own right. (Publishers Weekly)House Atreides is a terrific prequel, but it's also a first-rate adventure on its own.Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision. (Dean Koontz)Those who long to return to the world of desert, spice and sandworms will be amply satisfied. (The Times)Those who have nurtured a desire to return to Herbert Sr's world of deserts, spice and sandworms can happily immerse themselves in a more than worthy continuation of the saga (Publishing News)Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson succeed in weaving their own intricate saga. Dune: House Atreides does its predecessors justice. (USA Today)Congratulations to Herbert and Anderson for transporting us back to this richly excavated world...A spicy melange treat for both new and long-time fans of the series (Billy Dee Williams (of Star Wars, Lady Sings the B)In writing a prequel to what is arguably the best science fiction novel of all time, Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson set themselves a monumental task. They succeed brilliantly. This cynical old critic found himself engrossed from page one, and eagerly looks forward to the rest of the series. Buy it now! (Dave Wolverton (NYT bestselling author))IN A WORD, SATISFYING:all Dune fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted, and it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series. (Kirkus)

The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation

Today, an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers are turning to nature to find elegant solutions to human problems. The principle driving this transformation is called biomimicry, and Harman shares a wide range of examples of how we're borrowing from natural models to invent profitable, green solutions to pressing industrial challenges. Aimed at a business audience, aspiring entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and general science readers, "The Shark's Paintbrush" reflects a force of change in the new global economy that does more than simply gratify human industrial ambition; it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and opens bright opportunities for a better future.

"His vision of a biomimetic 'new global economy' is timely, crucial, and thrillingly eye-opening." -- Publishers Weekly

I'm Fearsome and Furry!: Meet a Werewolf (Monster Buddies)

Meet Connor. He's a werewolf! Connor changes into a hairy beast during the full moon. He likes to munch on tasty humans! But dont be scared. Connor's not real. He's one of the monsters you meet in stories. He just wants to tell you about werewolves. Discover how people turn into werewolves. Learn about different kinds of werewolves from around the world. And find out where werewolf stories come from. You'll have a howling good time with this monster buddy!

Systematics and Evolution: Part A (The Mycota)

This is an exciting time to produce an overview of the systematics and evolution of the fungi. Molecular and subcellular characters have given us our first view of the true phylogeny of the fungi. The systematic chapters present detailed illustrated treatments of specific fungal groups with the authors' interpretation of the systematics of that group as well as a survey of specific economic, ecological, morphological, ultrastructural, molecular and cultural data. Other chapters, in addition to treating techniques useful in modern mycology, provide the reader with views of the place of the fungi among the Eukaryotes and relationships within the Mycota. Volume VII, Part A, includes an overview of the fungal hierarchy, Pseudomycota, Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and their yeasts, and anamorphic states. Volume VII, Part B, includes the Basidiomycota and their yeasts, and chapters on speciation, molecular evolution, preservation, computer techniques, and nomenclature.

Back to the Roots or Back to the Future? Towards a New Synthesis Between Taxonomic, Ecological and Biogeographical Approaches in Carabidology.: XIII ... Meeting, Blagoevgrad, August 20-24, 2007

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Contains abstracts of presentations and posters on taxonomy, faunistics, genetics, phylogeny, ecology, biology and conservation of carabid beetles presented at the 13th ECM meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Start: An Interactive Study Guide to Help Christians Grow in Their Faith

Thirty-one interactive Bible studies, each including a short commentary, scriptures for reflection, discovery questions and a personal application section. A valuable resource for new Christians wishing to build a firm foundation for their faith.

The Death of God and the Meaning of Life by Julian Young (2014-05-19)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

The book is brand new and will be dispatched from UK.

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary: 281

Buon giorno! From ordering calamari in Venice to making new friends in Tuscan hill towns, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveller is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling, an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveller's zainetto.

Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveller's zainetto --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Secrets of Aromatherapy

The power of natural fragrances has been recognized for thousands of years for their innate cleansing, healing, relaxing, and invigorating properties. Learn to harness them and let them play a vital role in your physical and emotional health. 

Secrets of Aromatherapy is a thorough introduction to the therapeutic uses of essential oils, and provides an in-depth insight into the use of natural fragrances to improve relaxation and general wellbeing. From what to expect in a session to the history of oils employed as healing agents, discover the many ways aromatherapy can enhance your health and happiness.  

Jennie Harding has 20 years of experience as a healer, working with various modalities including crystals and crystal energy remedies. An established author in the area of the mind, body, and spirit, she has written over 15 books.

Gonorrhea and Syphilis (1912)

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Excavation (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)

Fieldwork in archaeology has been transformed over the past three decades. Drawing on a wealth of experience in excavating some of the most complex, deeply-stratified sites in Britain, Steve Roskams describes the changes that have taken place in the theory and practice of excavation. He then provides a clear account of contemporary techniques, covering pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation, the preparations for full excavation, the actual process of excavation, and the recording of photographic, spatial, stratigraphic and physical evidence. A final chapter discusses the future of excavation. This manual will be welcomed by the professional excavator,the academic researcher, students, and the interested amateur.

"Well thought out...Excavation is a worthy companion for any excavator."Canadian Field-Journal

Representing Rape: Language and sexual consent

Representing Rape is the first feminist analysis of the language of sexual assault trials from the perspective of linguists. Susan Ehrlich argues that language is central to all legal settings - specifically sexual harassment and acquaintance rape hearings where linguistic descriptions of the events are often the only type of evidence available. Language does not simply reflect but helps to construct the character of the people and events under investigation.
The book is based around a case study of the trial of a male student accused of two instances of sexual assault in two different settings: a university tribunal and a criminal trial. This case is situated within international studies on rape trials and is relevant to the legal systems of the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. She shows how culturally-dominant notions about rape percolate through the talk of sexual assault cases in a variety of settings and ultimately shape their outcome. Ehrlich hopes that to understand rape trials in this way is to recognize their capacity for change. By highlighting the underlying preconceptions and prejudices in the language of courtrooms today, this important book paves the way towards a fairer judicial system for the future.

"This rich and rewarding book gives concrete linguistic substance to social constructionism and should be read not only by linguists but by anyone with a serious interest in gender or cultural theory."-Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell University ""Representing Rape is a thought provoking book about sex and violence, language and the law--this is serious linguistics with a serious point. Beginning from the observation that in court, events are always mediated by the language used to describe them. Ehrlich shows in detail how courtroom discourse about rape and sexual assault disadvantages complainants and reinforces rape myths. Her analysis adds a new dimension to feminist discussions of the criminal justice system and deepens our understanding of why it often does not deliver justice for women."-Deborah Cameron, Institute of Education, University of London

Make Love, Drive Freeway

A Glimpse into the realm of enlightenment through Zen

How to Make Sense of God by John Wijngaards (1995-09-01)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Orgasmic Bodies: The Orgasm in Contemporary Western Culture

Orgasmic Bodies explores how bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the doing of masculinities and femininities. Engaging with both science and popular culture it examines the meanings given to orgasmic bodies in contemporary heterosex.

'Hannah Frith's outstanding examination of the historical, biological and cultural 'meanings' of heterosexual orgasm exposes our deep-seated assumptions, prevailing anxieties and hopeful pleasures regarding orgasms. Eloquently reviewing the different theoretical approaches attempting to 'make sense' of this intimate embodied experience (from Freud and Masters and Johnston to feminist poststructuralist theory – and even covering the new biomedical push to market 'pink Viagra'), Frith's 'orgasm is not a 'natural act''. She cleverly demonstrates how popular cultural texts such as Cosmo and Men's Health, which claim to 'inform' readers about the 'truths' of female and male orgasmic experience, actually do more to highlight the inconsistencies and uncertainties of people's understandings and experiences of sexual pleasure. Indeed, Frith's analysis reveals how much 'work' – and what kinds of 'performances' – must go into producing 'authentic' and 'faux' orgasms in heterosexual contexts. Importantly, Hannah Frith brings previous scholarship on the orgasmic imperative up to date by turning to the pleasures of the new neoliberal postfeminist female sexual subject. Written in a beautifully accessible and engaging way, Orgasmic Bodies is the book 21st century Sexuality Studies has been waiting for.' - Associate Professor Annie Potts, Head of Cultural Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand'In Orgasmic Bodies, Hannah Frith makes the already-complicated and treacherous terrain of orgasm even more deliciously complex and nuanced. As a distillation of cultural anxieties, personal pleasures, deep power imbalances, and bodily possibilities, Frith's analysis of orgasm pushes us to understand and evaluate gender relations and erotic thrills such that we as readers shudder with delight and terror in equal measure. This is the social science book on orgasm we have all been waiting for.' - Breanne Fahs, Associate Professor of Women and Gender studies at Arizona State University, USA and author of Performing Sex and The Moral Panics of Sexuality

World Religions: Grades 6-8

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Health and Harmony Through Ayurveda

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Presents commission E's findings as well as other scientific studies.

What Do I Do.... When My Dog Pulls?

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

To Understand God Truly: What's Theological about a Theological School

What are the purposes and the priorities that really govern a theological school? What are realistic expectations of theological education? What would be the ideal theological school, and what is theological about it? Theologian David Kelsey addresses these questions and other concerns regarding theological schooling, and offers suggestions on how to analyze and reconceive "theological schooling" in productive ways.

David Kelsey is Luther A. Weigle Professor Emeritus of Theology at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. Among his books are Imagining Redemption and To Understand God Truly: What's Theological about a Theological School?.

Aliens: The Real Story

Traces the history of encounters and their content, in chronological and geographical order, showing that there is a phenomenon without precedent or equal.

The Monotheistic Religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism (World of Islam)

Since the events of September 11, 2001, today's society is more aware than ever of Islam, often with erroneous facts. This series seeks to educate and elighten youth to one of the world's most predominant religions in an easy-to-read format.

Group Activities for Families in Recovery

Group leaders and therapists are often looking for tried and tested activities to engage members of the group. This book offers therapists a wealth of activities to help families struggling with addiction address problem areas of functioning. The book came out of the authorsÆ work in a family-oriented substance abuse programs where group therapy is a key component of treatment. It contains a collection of group activities that are useful for helping families shift from dysfunctional patterns to healthy living. The book starts with a brief overview of the issues in working with a systemic family therapy perspective of addiction. This is followed by a discussion of practical guidelines for working with families in groups. The last of the three introductory chapters discuss how to utilize the exercise in this book. The collection of 30 activities are the core of the book and are suitable for a variety of family-oriented substance abuse treatment groups. They are divided into 6 sections covering the key issues of 1. Family Structure 2. Family identity 3. Sober Fun 4.Toward Health 5.Anger management and 6. Healthy Communication. The activities are varied and include topics presented through expressive arts (drawing, writing, acting), game-playing, problem solving+ enactments, work-sheets and role plays. The activities were developed for the family group component a substance abuse treatment program and can stand alone as a 16 week (or longer) program. The lessons can be used individually or can be incorporated into another program. The activities can be adapted for use in groups where children or present, or for adult-family groups.

M. Joan Zimmerman, MA, LMFT, LCAS, has been working with substance abuse and families for nine years. Until recently, she supervised the Family Solutions substance abuse treatment program. This program was specifically designed to work with families with substance abuse. She was involved in initially designing the program, with broad input from a variety of community members and agencies, and has consistently led weekly Family Groups for the families the program works with. Currently, she is in private practice and teaches in the Human and Psychological Counseling department at Appalachian State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and an approved Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor.Jon L. Winek, PhD, LMFT, LPC, currently directs the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Appalachian State University, where he has been teaching since 1993. He has been involved with the theoretical development of the treatment program at Family Solutions, and continues to provide ongoing clinical supervision to the staff. He is the author of the DVD series, Systemic Family Therapy: From Theory to Practice, as well numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Panic Disorder (Facts)

This text deals with a relatively common psychological problem - panic disorder. A panic disorder is a sudden episode of intense fear, often bordering on terror. Repeated attacks of panic are termed "panic disorder". Roughly 15 people per 1000 develop a panic disorder at some time in their life. It is a distressing condition, and if it persists, has an adverse effect on most aspects of the person's life. In this book, the authors give a lucid and detailed account of the disorder. This book is mainly intended for the sufferes of panic disorder, and their families and friends. It will also be of interest to the general reader, and to health care workers who have to deal with this problem. Up-to-date information on the nature, symptoms, causes, theories and treatment of panic disorder is provided, all in non-technical language. The chapters on treatment give an account of psychological therapy, and also discuss drug treatment. There is also a chapter giving practical self-help advice. A final chapter answers some commonly asked questions. Personal accounts are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of panic disorder and its treatment.

Review from previous edition"Clinical Psychologists Professor Stanley Rachman and Dr. Padmal de Silva have written Panic Disorder: The Facts giving up-to-date information and numerous personal accounts Daily Mail""The information is matter-of-fact and easy to grasp; reading the book may require some interest but no high level of education and certainly no psychological or medical knowledge."--Behaviour Research --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Greenhouses: How to Garden in the Winter: Greenhouses, Indoor Garden, Planting, Indoor Planting, Greenhouse

Greenhouses:How to Garden in the WinterGreenhouse is a structure with walls and roof made primarily of transparent material such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown. The structure and size of the greenhouse varies from small sheds to industry sized buildings. These serve as the production facilities for flowers, fruits and vegetables.In this eBook you will be introduced to the world of greenhouse gardening in winter. You will learn how to continue your hobby of gardening even in the winter when normally you cannot grow your favourite plants in the cold weather. You can learn what vegetables to grow, how to grow and when to grow in this eBook.

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable Treasurer . As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, Big George's ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories about sexual abuse of the most vulnerable and provoked public anger at the extent of the cover-up. George Pell has always portrayed himself as the first man in the Church to tackle the problem. But questions about what the Cardinal knew, and when, have persisted. The nation s most prominent Catholic is now the subject of a police investigation into allegations spanning decades that he too abused children. Louise Milligan is the only Australian journalist who has been privy to the most intimate stories of complainants. She pieces together a series of disturbing pictures of the Cardinal's knowledge and his actions, many of which are being told here for the first time. Conspiracy or cover-up? Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a culture of sexual entitlement, abuse of trust and how ambition can silence evil.

I have had my concerns about Pell for a while, this book just reinforces my disdain for this man. He is an arrogant man totally lacking in empathy. Louise has done an excellent job in putting the jigsaw together, the jigsaw on the abuse of Catholic children and how they are subsequently treated. The book is well written, well researched and a good read. I hope it has the desired effect of exposing Pell for what he really is, a man who has taken advantage of innocent trusting children, then covers up his actions along with his cohorts in the Catholic Church. In hope the Pope does the right thing when Pell is found wanting and send him back to Australia to face his victims. --Mark BucklandMilligan has written a journalistic tour de force. Where the law takes things from here though is anyone's guess. My heart goes out to the many innocents and their families referred to in this book whose lives have been destroyed by the evilness of clerical child sex abuse. This is a tough but strangely compelling read. The enormous dimensions of child abuse in one Diocese of the Catholic Church in Australia, the blatant denial and hypocrisy of church leaders and stunning lack of compassion boggles the mind. Louise Milligan's courageous work will make enemies of some powerful people. I wish her well for the future. --John Brady

Status and Conservation of Midwestern Amphibians

In 1990 an international group of biologists, meeting to discuss rumors of declines in the number of amphibians, discovered that amphibian disappearances once thought to be a local problem were not the problem was global. And, even more disturbing, amphibians were disappearing not just from areas settled by humans but from regions of the world once believed to be pristine. Under the mantle of the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, this timely book addresses three fundamental questions for the midwestern United States: are amphibians declining; if so, why; and, if so, what can be done to halt these losses?In the Midwest defined here as Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan there can be no doubt that the number of salamanders and frogs has declined with Euro-American settlement and the conversion to an agriculturally dominated landscape. Habitat loss and landscape fragmentation have been major factors in this decline, as have aquacultural uses of natural wetlands. Bullfrog introductions have eliminated populations of native amphibians, and collecting for the biological supply trade has reduced the number of individuals within many populations. The goal of the forty-two essays in this well-documented, well-illustrated book is to put between two covers all we know now about the status of midwestern amphibians. By doing this, the editor has created a readily accessible historical record for future studies.Organized into sections covering landscape patterns and biogeography, species status, regional and state status, diseases and toxins, conservation, and monitoring and applications, this landmark volume will serve as the foundation for amphibian conservation in the Midwest."

The Making of a Knight

Seven-year-old James wants to be a brave and noble knight like his father. He dreams of the day that he too will wear the golden spurs that symbolize knighthood. But before his dreams are realized, James must work for seven years as a page and for seven more as a squire, learning to ride, hunt, and fight.

Patrick O'Brien was raised a Navy "brat" and moved around a lot as a child, but now he calls Baltimore, Maryland, home. He grew up drawing and painting, but did not realize that he should be an illustrator until after he graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in biology. He then attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University and started a successful freelance career drawing storyboards for advertising agencies.In addition to STEAM, SMOKE and STEEL, Patrick has illustrated several other children's books, including A WASP IS NOT A BEE (Holt), A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME, BOTTOMS UP: A BOOK ABOUT REAR ENDS (Holt), and GIGANTIC: HOW BIG WERE THE DINOSAURS (Holt).

Highly Recommended: Teacher's Book: English for the Hotel and Catering Industry

A course specifically designed for young trainees who will be working in hotels and restaurants where they will need English to deal with their customers. This new edition has been substantially revised and updated.

Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations": A Close Study of the Relationship Between Text and Film (Screen Adaptations)

A close study of the relationship between text and film versions of Great Expectations. Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on David Lean's film of Great Expectations, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

'This is one of relatively few textbooks that i can imagine undergraduates, studying modules in film or literary adaptation, really wanting to possess.' --Reviews (2009)

In Conversation with God: Ordinary Time, Weeks 13-23 v. 4: Meditations for Each Day of the Year: Ord, Time, Wks 13-23 Vol 4

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free returns policy means your satisfaction guaranteed. Tracking number provided to your Amazon account with every order.

A Survey of Numismatic Research 1966-1971: v. 1

A three volume set that encompasses all the progress and findings made in numismatic research during the years of 1966 to 1971. The volumes are edited by a number of people and the sections of the books flip-flop between the English langauge and the French langauge.

User's Guide to Propolis, Royal Jelly, Honey, and Bee Pollen: Learn How to Use "Bee Foods" to Enhance Your Health and Immunity. (Basic Health Publications User's Guide)

The food products of bees have long been attributed with many health benefits. They can lead to greater stamina, increased resistance to disease, and, counter-intuitively, often help reduce pollen allergies. Scientific studies have revealed that bee propolis, royal jelly, honey and bee pollen are rich sources of antioxidant phytochemicals - vitamin-like substances similar to those found in common vegetables. In this User's Guide, Dr. Broadhurst explains the scientific rationale behind bee foods and describes how they can improve health.

Broadhurst is president of 22nd Century Nutrition Inc., which specializes in fitness, nutrition, and natural medicine consulting for individuals and corporations.

The British legacy: or, fountain of knowledge. Containing, (among upwards of two hundred other curious particulars, of the utmost service to families ... defected: ... With the gardener's legacy; ...


The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses.
++++
The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:
++++
John Rylands University Library of Manchester

T166774



London : printed for Thomas Chandler, 1754. 176p.,plates : ill. ; 8°

Fucks No: Weekly planner 2018. Swear word journal. Notes. Password Log. Phone Book. Calendar 2018 ( Appointment book 2018, Organizer 8, 5 * 11)

BEST GIFT IDEA! - LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT! Great value (Regular $ 8.99 )

Introducing New best selling 2018 Weekly Planner, Notes, Calendar, Password Log, Phone Book, Organizer.

Monthly planner provides 53 weeks :

Your writings and memories in the notebook will stay forever!

Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours

A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.

Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this winning collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone.

Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir.

Thirty Truths That Help Us to Continue: When Going Through Miscarriage or Stillbirth

The shock of losing your child leaves you with a feeling of bewilderment. You ask yourself if it was all a dream, if all that beauty you felt within yourself and held in your arms was real, while watching in your mind's eye all your future dreams with your child drain away like a fresh, bright, cheerful painting that has been soaked with the rain.This is a glimpse into our painful journey of stillbirth and the thirty truths that God has taught and reminded us of that bring much comfort, hope and peace. It is our prayer that others will be helped too.RECOMMENDATIONS"Natalie, having read your journal it feels like I've just walked hand-in-hand with Jesus. It feels like a refreshing rain on my soul. Thank you for that. Praise God for His comfort and healing, and the excitement of His ever-closer Heaven. Thank you for sharing your precious journey". - Heather B."WOW! I just finished it and... wow. More stabilizing and strengthening truths in that short booklet than in most 300 page books I have read." - Charity W."It is a great blessing and I wish I'd had it when I miscarried 18 months ago!"- Melanie N."Praise the Lord for bringing you to these truths so early in your journey. We, too, have a baby...in heaven, and I can relate so much. It's SO WORTH knowing God better. I'm at total peace with our (baby's) life and amazing future in heaven, and with the work God has done and continues to do through his brief time on earth (16 years later)". - Joy G.

Conflict and Decision Making in Close Relationships: Love, Money and Daily Routines (European Monographs in Social Psychology)

Love and money are important aspects of the everyday lives of couples. This book focuses on the daily routines of disagreement, conflict and joint decisions on these, and other issues such as work, leisure and children, create in the household.
Central to the authors' research is a unique diary study of forty couples, who kept a daily record of their joint decisions over the course of a year. The diaries show how challenging, varied and complex the conflicts and decision making of normal everyday life can be and reveal that goals frequently change during the decision-making process with the result that the final outcome often achieves a goal distinct from the original intention. Furthermore, the dynamics of decision making differ according to the problem at stake, the decision-making history of the couple, and the quality of the partnership. The results of the diary study are discussed within the overall context of current research in the field as a whole, including discussion of joint decision-making case studies, close relationships, decision-making research in general and special research methods. Numerous results of psychological, sociological, economic and consumer behaviour studies are summarised and integrated into a model of household decision-making.
This book will be primarily of interest to students and researchers in social psychology and economic psychology, but its interdisciplinary and applied nature will also make it of relevance to professionals working in the fields of family therapy and consumer behaviour.

Gimmick I: Gesprochenes Deutsch (Gimmick Series) (Gimmick (W.W. Norton))

Originally published under the title Der Gimmick: Gesprochenes Deutsch in Great Britain in 1977 and adopted from the French edition (Flammarion, 1975). What is the Gimmick? Adrienne begins by explaining what the Gimmick is not. It is not a serious scholarly book. It is the answer to your problems in speaking and understanding German-a method of acquiring an international vocabulary. There is a basic vocabulary of words and expressions which is the same in any language. The Gimmicks are expressly designed to supply the essentials, and an internationally valid method of learning them-hence, their great success in every country in which they have appeared.

Adrienne is the author of The Gimmick Series language books for Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Helping the Addict You Love: The New Effective Program For Getting The Addict Into Treatment

It's okay to love them. It's your right to help them.

Addiction destroys people and can even end lives. When you know or suspect that someone you love is suffering from addiction you have two goals: getting your loved one into treatment and turning that treatment into full-fledged sobriety. Many addiction experts tell you that you have to disengage or risk being an enabler, a codependent bystander, in the wreckage of an addict's life; that you have to cut all ties or be taken advantage of financially and emotionally; that you have to protect yourself from your loved one, who isn't the person you used to know. But many friends and family members find it unnatural, even impossible, to turn away from a person they love who is at his lowest point, and refuse to believe that their addict is lost to addiction.

Backed by his years of experience, Dr. Westreich guides you through the process of getting the addict you love on the road to treatment and recovery. He provides detailed scripts to lead you through pivotal conversations with the addict in your life, highlighting the words that he's found to be most effective and the words to avoid. With this book in hand, family and friends will know, for example, how to motivate their addict to recognize his problem based on the addict's own definition of what addiction looks like; how to "raise the bottom" that addicts so often must hit to a more acceptable level -- such as embarrassment, job loss, or ill health; and when to use gentle disagreement, quiet listening, or forceful confrontation to move the addict toward treatment, while managing and protecting their own emotions. Dr. Westreich also shows you how to engage a therapist in the process and provides methods for combating an addict's defense mechanisms. By outlining several treatment options, he helps you to weigh what each can and cannot accomplish, which is the most effective treatment for the kind of addiction you are dealing with, what each treatment requires of the recovering addict and the friend or family member, and how successful each is. Dr. Westreich also takes care to discuss the kinds of special situations you may face when the addict in your life, in addition to having a substance abuse problem, is a minor, is pregnant, has mental or medical diseases, or has other issues that are likely to affect recovery.

Helping the Addict You Love is the guide that so many loved ones of addicts have desperately needed. Dr. Westreich supports you through the emotional process of helping the addict you love, tells you it's okay to want to help, and teaches you how to do so.

"This book is an invaluable resource for the family and friends of addicted people. It is unusual among resources on addiction, because it acknowledges that many alcohol and drug-dependent people are unable or unwilling to embark on a course of recovery. This book shows how to approach this serious problem." -- Marc Galanter, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, New York University Medical Center"Psychiatrist and certified addiction specialist Westreich (clinical psychiatry, NYU Sch. of Medicine) shares what he thinks works best for families and friends hoping to get their loved ones into treatment without getting hurt themselves. His method, a combination of what he calls creative engagement and constructive coercion, is based on his personal experience with hundreds of patients and their families and friends, as well as ideas culled from psychiatric literature and advice from his mentors. His methodology involves using every available strategy to convince the addict to enter treatment and then continuing to work with the addict, who should not be left to his or her own devices. This approach contradicts conventional treatment wisdom and offers a more positive outlook than do the tough love or intervention approaches typically recommended. Along with his novel strategies, Westreich deals with recognizing and understanding the nature of addiction, learning about treatment options, and handling situations that can present special difficulties. He also includes highly realistic sample dialogs that help family and friends prepare for and implement these strategies. Highly recommended for larger public libraries and for academic libraries supporting the helping professions." -- Dale Farris, Groves, TX, Library Journal"This is a terrific book for family members struggling with a loved one's addiction. Families of those with alcohol or drug problems suffer greatly, and often have no idea how to proceed. This book offers them some sense of context, an understanding of addiction, practical strategies, and most of all, hope. Dr. Westreich is a leading expert in the addiction field and he has done a marvelous job here. I recommend this book highly."

Gem Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools (Collins Gems) by Stefan T. Buczacki (1982-05-24)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (2007-12-26)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

You Are Never Alone:Prayers And Meditation To Sustain You Through Breast Cancer

Whether in the middle of the night, the midst of treatment, or midway through a busy day, You Are Never Alone offers patients with breast cancer a selection of encouraging and relevant prayers, soothing meditations, and valuable resources on support and prayer groups.

"Maureen Murray has assembled a variety of prayers that will help anyone find spiritual strength and connect with a higher power....No one should make a journey through illness without this book at their side."

Muhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes)

Islam has a festival of sacrifice, id al-adha, which is celebrated each year in the month of pilgrimage. Simultaneous to the celebration and the sacrificial ritual in Mecca, during hajj, sheep, camels and cows are slaughtered all over the Muslim world. The story about how Abraham nearly sacrificed his son, Ishaq or Isma'il (Q 37), is important. Also other parts of the Qur'an contribute to the understanding of the id al-adha. Further, texts from the first 500 years after hijra contribute to a new comprehension of the theology of sacrifice in Islam. In this monograph insights from the wider field of religious and anthropological studies (esp. R.A. Rappaport) are applied to the source texts about sacrifices and rituals in pre-Islam and Islam.

Gerd Marie Adna is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger (Norway). Her research interests include early Islam and ritual studies as well as contemporary Islam with emphasis on migration and family issues. She is an expert in Christian-Muslim dialogue in Norway and Europe.

The Practical Cook Book

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice

While historians typically describe the state as emerging through a wide variety of processes and structures such as armies, bureaucracies, and administrative organizations, this book demonstrates that a crucial but unrecognized component of statebuilding in Renaissance Venice was the management of public speech: controlling foul language. Ideas about language were deeply embedded in Venetian political culture. Instead of studying the history of language through literary, printed texts, Horodowich examines the speech of everyday people on the streets of Renaissance Venice by looking at their actual words as recorded in archival documents. By weaving together a variety of historical sources, including literature, statutes, laws, chronicles, trial testimony, and punitive sentences, Horodowich shows that the Venetian state constructed a normative language – a language based not only on grammatical correctness, but on standards of politeness, civility, and piety – to protect and reinforce its civic identity.

“Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice will appeal to literary scholars in its attention to rhetoric, language, and speech acts, as well as its focus on the body and etiquette; it will appeal to cultural historians in its rich use of different sources, its colorful, textured vision of the society and ‘everyday life,’ its attention to different strata of society and the connections among them, and its focus on the social history of speech; it will appeal to political historians in its focus on statecraft; and it will appeal to social historians in its mining of the archives and careful evaluation of how to use the sources uncovered.This is, in sum, a fascinating, sophisticated, wide-ranging, and beautifully written book.” -Douglas Biow, University of Texas, Austin“Elizabeth Horodowich’s subject is the talk of Renaissance Venice and in this book she finds stimulating meanings in the conversation of Venetians of every category, patrician and popular, rich and poor, female and male. Threaded throughout Horodowich’s discussions of speech of all kinds is a provocative thesis: that the patrician government sought to discipline the use of words in order to enforce a cultural Venetianness that sustained its regime. She braces this original account of the Venetian government’s social policy with a sophisticated theoretical framework. But the main achievement of the book is a vivid and comprehensive examination of the entire linguistic circulatory system of Renaissance Venice.” -Stanley Chojnacki, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill“Speech and language were important elements in early modern culture.Civic life was maintained and managed through civil conversation, much as the internet and blogs have come to figure in current discourse.Blogs, however, are largely unregulated; civil conversation in the past was an object of intense governmental concern.Perhaps nowhere was that more true than Venice.Elizabeth Horodowich's study links notions of proper speech and prosecutions of improper or dangerous speech acts (blasphemy, insult, malicious gossip) with Venetian political processes and construction of civic identity.Mining a rich variety of sources, especially judicial, to get as close as possible to actual speech, she shows how Venetian officials' attempts to control speech were aimed primarily at the poor and foreigners, those whose belonging to the civic order were most in doubt.” -Thomas Kuehn, Clemson University“Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice establishes a fresh context for a number of subjects that have dominated early modern and Renaissance scholarship over the past generation. Elizabeth Horodowich’s analysis of blasphemy, insults, and gossip elegantly demonstrates that the relationship between language and state power was always paradoxical. Gossip was widely denounced in the theoretical literature as the untrustworthy manifestation of female speech, but male gossip in the form of bargaining for favors had a powerful political value. The book will become a model for reinterpreting how citizens spoke to power in the early modern world.” -Edward Muir, Northwestern University

Kevin Trudeau's Mega Memory: How to Release Your Superpower Memory in 30 Minutes or Less a Day

Do you think you have a "bad memory"?

Impossible, says Kevin Trudeau, the world's foremost authority on memory improvement training. There are no bad memories, only untrained memories. In order to release our natural memory, Trudeau says, we just need to learn to retrieve what we already know. As founder of the American Memory Institute, Kevin Trudeau has already helped more than one million people do just that.

Each Mega Memory lesson in this book takes no more than thirty minutes per day and uses pictures, rather than the laborious word-association techniques of other memory systems, to activate our inborn memory. With this easy-to-follow system, you'll be able to instantly remember names, phone numbers, addresses, financial data, speeches, and schoolwork. Even better, Trudeau's system ensures instant recall and long-term Mega Memory. All you need is the desire to unleash your Mega Memory, and you can reap all these incredible rewards!

Labeled with a learning disability at an early age, Kevin Trudeau was convinced his problem was an inability to recall information. He read everything he could on memory improvement. Eventually, he developed his own program for memory retrieval and formed the American Memory Institute. His Mega Memory home study system is the most utilized self-improvement series of all time.

Mass Spectrometry for Chemists and Biochemists (Cambridge Texts in Chemistry and Biochemistry)

This book describes the full range of mass spectrometry techniques and applications. This versatile technique is in ubiquitous use in universities and industry laboratories because of its ability to identify and quantify materials quickly and, if necessary, in minute amounts, and solve analytical problems in a huge variety of fields. The authors adopt an instructional approach and make use of recent examples to illustrate important points. This second edition includes new methods and applications that have developed in the last ten years. Powerful methods combining mass spectrometry with newer separation techniques, the increased use of computers, and analysis of once difficult polar and large-mass compounds such as proteins using new ionisation methods are all discussed. Requiring no previous knowledge of mass spectrometry, this is an ideal teaching text at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will also be of considerable interest to research workers.

"This is a very good reference book..." Robert T. Rosen, Journal of Food Biochemistry --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

When the Church Says 'no' (Pastoral): Written by Helen Thorp, 2004 Edition, Publisher: Grove Books Ltd

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Monitoring Ecological Change

The state of ecosystems, biological communities and species are continuously changing as a result of both natural processes and the activities of humans. In order to detect and understand these changes, effective ecological monitoring programmes are required. This book offers an introduction to the topic and provides both a rationale for monitoring and a practical guide to the techniques available. Written in a nontechnical style, the book covers the relevance and growth of ecological monitoring, the organizations and programmes involved, the science of ecological monitoring and an assessment of methods in practice, including many examples from monitoring programmes around the world. Building on the success of the first edition, this edition has been fully revised and updated with two additional chapters covering the relevance of monitoring to the reporting of the state of the environment, and the growth of community based ecological monitoring.

'… excellent and well written book … the second edition of Monitoring Ecological Change is the equal of the first in accessibility, clarity and comprehensiveness. … This highly technical and often complex subject matter is rendered clear and accessible … this is a timely and useful addition to the literature. Spellerberg has managed to improve on an already impressive piece of work and I am sure it will be read, reread, and used by undergraduate and postgraduate students, practitioners, and fellow academics.' Biologist'I recommend this book as introductory teaching tool mainly for the undergraduate and graduate students and also for research fellows and practitioners as it offers a profound insight into the science and practice of ecological monitoring, considering different levels of biodiversity and including examples from a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.' Phytocoenologia

Typee (Webster's Italian Thesaurus Edition)

If you are either learning Italian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Italian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Typee. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Italian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Italian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Data Not Found

Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision

The Classic Guide for Educators of Any Denomination

What mission calls us to teach? How do societal issues–social oppression, poverty, politics–affect what we teach, how we teach it, and how people learn? Who are our students? What and when are they ready to learn? Once we understand these foundations, how can we facilitate an educational experience that has the power to shape and transform people and communities in life–giving ways of faith?

In this classic text, Thomas Groome asks and answers these central questions, providing a comprehensive integration of the history, theory, and practice of modern religious education for a new generation of educators. His self–reflective approach–shared praxis–will inspire school teachers, students of religious education, pastors, parents, and religious educators in local churches who want to understand themselves, their mission, and their surroundings–to inform, form, and transform their students′ lives.

"Anyone tugged by the calling at the heart of education or religious life can only cheer for the republication of this classic book."–Robert Kegan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Whether returning Christian Religious Education or reading it for the first time, readers will discover freshness leaping from the page; you will soon know why this formative book of the past is a beacon for the future–informative, inspiring, and wise!"–Mary Elizabeth Moore, professor of theology and Christian education, Claremont School of Theology

"Anyone tugged by the calling at the heart of education or religious life can only cheer for the republication of this classic book." ––Robert Kegan, Harvard Graduate School of Education"Christian Religious Education is one of the most important books –if not the most important–on Christian education published during the last fifty years." ––Don Browning, University of Chicago, coauthor, From Culture Wars to Common Ground: Religion and the American Family Debate"Whether returning Christian Religious Education or reading it for the first time, readers will discover freshness leaping from the page; you will soon know why this formative book of the past is a beacon for the future–informative, inspiring, and wise!" ––Mary Elizabeth Moore, professor of theology and Christian education, Claremont School of Theology"Tom Groome combines the great masters of the past with the most creative innovators of the present to provide us with a modern day classic." ––Virgilio P. Elizondo, founder, Mexican American Cultural Center

The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God (Thomistic Ressourcement Series, Vol 1)

Provides a much-anticipated introduction to Catholic doctrine on the Trinity. The extensive research combined with lucid prose provides readers a resource to better understand the foundations of Trinitarian reflection. It is addressed to all who wish to benefit from an initiation to Trinitarian doctrine.

Gilles Emery, a Dominican priest of the Swiss province of Preachers, is professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is an elected member of the International Theological Commission and the author of several books, including The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Trinity, Church, and the Human Person.

Animal Traditions: Behavioural Inheritance in Evolution

Animal Traditions maintains that the assumption that the selection of genes supplies both a sufficient explanation of the evolution and a true description of its course is, despite its almost universal acclaim, wrong. Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka contend that evolutionary explanations must take into account the well-established fact that in mammals and birds, the transfer of learnt information is both ubiquitous and indispensable. The introduction of the behavioural inheritance system into the Darwinian explanatory scheme enables the authors to offer new interpretations for common behaviours such as maternal behaviours, behavioural conflicts within families, adoption and helping. This approach offers a richer view of heredity and evolution, integrates developmental and evolutionary processes, suggests new lines for research, and provides a constructive alternative to both the selfish gene and meme views of the world. It will make stimulating reading for all those interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, behavioural ecology and psychology.

'This is a timely and thorough account of a neglected field, and will provide fascination and interest to any biologist whose horizons extend beyond the merely molecular.' Dennis Cotton, Biologist'… this well-written book is certain to fuel an interesting debate in evolutionary science.' Choice

Eating for Meaning: Guide to Detox

Eating for Meaning Guide to Detox provides a step-by-step guide to a 14-day modified brown-rice diet. While your body detoxifies daily, if you have hidden sources of inflammation, suffer from constipation, pain, arthritis, obesity or just feel blah, then a detox is a great way to kick start your metabolism. This terrific cleanse incorporates an optional 1-3 days of liquid fast, mono-diet, supplement recommendations plus recipes for salads, dips, breakfast and drinks that are recommended on a cleanse. Cleansing for the first time can be an intense little adventure that will crash course you into understanding how your body uses food. Change up your diet for 2 weeks! See how you feel. See how much weight you lose. How much energy you have. How your symptoms disappear. See how much you learn about yourself! See how pretty you look and how good you feel! How your skin glows! *increase metabolism *uncover hidden food sensitivities *get energy *lose weight *change your genes *bring your body in normal *includes an option for safe fasting *supplement recommendations

Delphiniums (Wisley)

Of the limited number of blue flowering hardy plants available to the gardener, the delphinium is one of the most popular choices. This handbook provides horticultural advice necessary to produce good results.

...an excellent account of this large family of spectacular garden flowers and their wild ancestors, based on David and Shirley Basset's years of practical experience in growing and breeding them. It is also illustrated by their own photgraphs. You can learn from the experts and you will be cultivatingyour own successful delphinium species in no time. --The Lady, June 2007 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Comprehensive Grammars)

Bengali: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Bengali grammar.

It presents a fresh, accessible and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Bengali. The book moves from the sounds and script through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features such as aspect, tense, negation and reduplication.

The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Bengali, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. With clear and simple explanations this book will remain the standard reference work for years to come for both learners and linguists alike.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Bengali grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Bengali as used by present-day native speakers.

An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

The Old Fool and the Corruption of Myth

With this book Guggenbuhl-Craig relieves the old of having to be wise and the young of wisdom worship."

How To Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants that Purify Your Home or Office by B.C. Wolverton (January 10, 2008)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Science Experiments with Water (Usborne Pocket Science)

Each book in this series provides an introduction to an aspect of the natural or scientific world, here water, with lots of information to help answer children's questions about the world around them. They contain safe and easy experiments to help clarify explanations.

Bride To Be: Gold Beautiful Wedding Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Hen Party Message Book ; Keepsake, Scrapbook Memorabilia For Friends & Family To Write ... A Border ; 8.25 x 6 Inches Small: Volume 1

Details:

So why not purchase yours today?

Horses Don't Lie: What Horses Teach Us About Our Natural Capacity for Awareness, Confidence, Courage, and Trust by Irwin, Chris (2001)

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Food Desires and Aversions with Their Effects

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

Mental Fitness

Sorry, description is temporarily unavailable.

A Checklist of North American Amphibians and Reptiles: The United States and Canada

In the spirit of Stejneger & Barbour and Karl Schmidt, Fouquette & Dubois present Volume 1 (Amphibians) of a new edition of a checklist of the herpetofauna of North America. This will be followed by Volume 2, Reptiles. This checklist is much improved over earlier editions, providing more extensive synonymies and complete citations of all literature. The format of synonymies is expected to be easier to follow than more traditional ones. Taxonomy is conservative, and subgenera are used extensively in some families. One new subgenus and a new epifamily are described, otherwise such new nomina are avoided, though there are a number of new combinations due to use of subgenera, including some revived names.

Martin John (Jack) Fouquette, Jr. completed his BA and MA at the University of Texas, then entered the Air Force during the Korean war. He served as navigator in Air Rescue Service, in Panama. On days off he collected and tape-recorded treefrog calls. He returned to UT for a PhD, using Panama data for dissertation research, and earned the degree, 1958. He was on faculties at University of Florida, 1958-1960, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1960-1965, finally Arizona State University, Tempe, 1965, retiring 2005. He continues research there as a Professor Emeritus. Alain Dubois, Professor and Director of Reptiles and Amphibians at the National Museum, Paris, has authored numerous publications on taxonomy, nomenclature, and evolution. He is founder and editor of Alytes, editor and founder of Bionomina, and nomenclature editor for Zootaxa. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity (Federation of Man)

Vaughan Roberts and his two companions had been trapped on a crime-ridden, chaotic planet until they bamboozled the population with a gigantic hoax-which brought them to the attention of the Interstellar Patrol, who were looking for a few good con men, capable of ingenious improvisation and adept at playing dirty tricks on the bad guys. The new recruits acquitted themselves admirably, so they naturally were given more tough nuts to crack, including: Flummoxing an alien empire which has taken a number of human prisoners to gather information prior to an invasion. This has a personal aspect, since the prisoners are from the planet which Roberts tricked into reforming . . .Stopping a plan by not-so-good Samaritans who are pretending to cure a planetary plague-which they introduced to the planet-with a "miracle" drug which creates an addiction to the same drug, which the schemers will be glad to continue supplying for ever-increasing sums . . .Making sure that the rightful heir to a planet's throne escapes from captivity and overthrows the usurper. This time there's a complication: Roberts may be falling for the heir's beautiful sister. . . .And much more, including such lethal alien wildlife as banjo birds with rapier-like beaks, alien caterpillars with flaming dragonlike exhalations, and a cast of thousands of biting, stinging, bloodsucking insects from a host of colony worlds who think humans are the tastiest things they've ever come across.

I'm from Outer Space!: Meet an Alien (Monster Buddies)

Meet Zeeton. It's an alien! Zeeton comes from another planet. It flies around space in a spaceship! But don't worry. Zeeton's not real. It's one of the monsters you meet in stories. It just wants to tell you about aliens. Check out Zeeton's cool spaceship. Find out what Zeeton's doing on Earth. And learn why people on Earth started telling alien stories. You'll have an out-of-this-world time with this monster buddy!

Measuring Ego Development

The topic of ego development developed when psychoanalysis did not fulfill all the initial hopes during its early period of prominence. Clinicians--psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors--realized that they needed to know more than their patients' or clients' psychopathology or normalcy and their psychosexual behavior and drives.

The method for scoring sentence completions presented in this manual was originally developed for a study of women and adolescent girls. By the time it was first published in 1970, however, the method had already come into use in studies of men and boys. Since then, it has been used with widely varying samples, and the test has been translated into several other languages. This wide adoption testifies to the need for such a test. The present version of the manual incorporates three major improvements:
* it is based on data from, and is intended for use with, both males and females,
* its format is easier to use, and
* the examples cited reflect current public attitudes.

The format of the scoring manual for the Sentence Completion Test (SCT) is radically changed from the original, making it easier to find the correct rating for a response. The rating scale itself is kept simple and the basic concept of ego development is the same. A tutorial is included to assist in calculating the Total Protocol Ratings (TPRs).

ALTERNATIVE BLURB!!!
The Washington University Sentence Completion Test, which was developed by Jane Loevinger, is a free-response, semi-projective instrument for the assessment of ego development. The first manual for administering and scoring the test was published in 1970. In addition to its widespread use in the United States, it has also been adopted for use in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, India, and South Africa. The WUSCT has been used for research in the fields of adolescent personality development, moral development, infancy and parenting, family and gender studies, multiculturalism, religion, psychopathology and psychotherapy, vocational studies, and social and organizational psychology. It is most frequently used by researchers and practitioners in psychology, counseling, social work, and education.

This book represents a revised edition of the WUSCT scoring manual, including all items in the 1981 forms, which were revised for use with both men and women. The content reflects current social attitudes, which have changed on some topics since the publication of the original 1970 manual. Although there have been minor changes in terminology, the conception of ego development is unchanged, and the stages of the construct are essentially the same. The format of the scoring manual, however, has been radically changed for ease of use in rating responses. (The rating scale itself, which is the same for all items, is kept simple.) A tutorial is included to assist in calculating the Total Protocol Ratings.

Rosenfeld in Retrospect: Essays on his Clinical Influence

How has Herbert Rosenfeld contributed to psychoanalysis today?

Rosenfeld in Retrospect presents original psychoanalytic papers showing the influence of Herbert Rosenfeld on psychoanalysis today, and reproduces some of Rosenfeld's most important clinical writings.

In the first part of this book, The Conference Papers: Contemporary Developments of Rosenfeld's Work, the editor brings together papers and discussions by Rosenfeld's well-known contemporaries, Ronald Britton, Michael Feldman, Edna O'Shaughnessy, Hanna Segal and Riccardo Steiner who explore his contribution to psychoanalysis. John Steiner demonstrates the importance of Rosenfeld's classic papers, and critically surveys the more controversial developments in his later work. Part II contains four papers by Rosenfeld, chosen by his colleagues to be his most significant and original contributions.

This collection conveys Rosenfeld's liveliness and influence, and will be of interest to all of those attracted to his work.

Amazing Grace for Fathers: 75 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, and Humor

Amazing Grace for Fathers celebrates the power of fatherhood and that power is love. The love of our fathers on earth reflects the infinite love of God, our heavenly Father, from which all fatherly guidance, discipline, and protection flows. The powerful stories in this book show just how deep a father s love is for his children, particularly when he lives in and is strengthened by God s grace. Here, you will find support and inspiration for your own fatherhood. In this book, you will meet: A young boy suffering intense pain who finds peace and comfort in the hands of his father. A loving father who literally comes back from the dead after suffering fatal injuries. A surrogate father who makes a big difference in the life of an angry and troubled boy. A father who provides a birthday present for his little girl after his death through a series of divine coincidences. A young man who heroically saves the life of another because of the wisdom handed down to him by his own father. Two fathers who, unable to provide for their families, turn to God and see His fatherly protection take care of them.

Pattern and Process in a Forested Ecosystem: Disturbance, Development and the Steady State Based on the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study

The advent of ecosystem ecology has created great difficulties for ecologists primarily trained as biologists, since inevitably as the field grew, it absorbed components of other disciplines relatively foreign to most ecologists yet vital to the understanding of the structure and function of ecosystems. From the point of view of the biological ecologist struggling to understand the enormous complexity of the biological functions within an ecosystem, the added necessity of integrating biology with geochemis­ try, hydrology, micrometeorology, geomorphology, pedology, and applied sciences (like silviculture and land use management) often has appeared as an impossible requirement. Ecologists have frequently responded by limiting their perspective to biology with the result that the modeling of species interactions is sometimes considered as modeling ecosystems, or modeling the living fraction of the ecosystems is considered as modeling whole ecosystems. Such of course is not the case, since understanding the structure and function of ecosystems requires sound understanding of inanimate as well as animate processes and often neither can be under­ stood without the other. About 15 years ago, a view of ecology somewhat different from most then prevailing, coupled with a strong dose of naivete and a sense of exploration, lead us to believe that consideration of the inanimate side of ecosystem function rather than being just one more annoying complexity might provide exceptional advantages in the study of ecosystems. To examine this possibility, we took two steps which occurred more or less simultaneously.