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The Future of Brain Repair

The Future of Brain Repair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262357909
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Publisher: MIT Press
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A scientist assesses the potential of stem cell therapies for treating such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype, endowed by the media with almost magical qualities and imagined by the public to bring about miracle cures. Stem cells have the potential to generate new cells of different types, and have been shown to do so in certain cases. Could stem cell transplants repair the damaged brain? In this book, neurobiologist Jack Price assesses the potential of stem cell therapies to treat such brain disorders as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injuries. Certainly brain disorders are in need of effective treatments. These disorders don't just kill, they disable, and conventional drug therapies have not had much success in treating them. Price explains that repairing the human brain is difficult, largely because of its structural, functional, and developmental complexity. He examines the self-repairing capacity of blood and gut cells—and the lack of such capacity in the brain; describes the limitations of early brain stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders; and discusses current clinical trials that may lead to the first licensed stem cell therapies for stroke, Parkinson's and macular degeneration. And he describes the real promise of pluripotential stem cells, which can make all the cell types that constitute the body. New technologies, Price reports, challenge the very notion of cell transplantation, instead seeking to convince the brain itself to manufacture the new cells it needs. Could this be the true future of brain repair?

Sort Your Brain Out

Sort Your Brain Out [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857085360
Author: Jack Lewis,Adrian Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Sort Your Brain Out by Jack Lewis,Adrian Webster Book Resume:

Optimize your brainpower and performance with practical tools and skills The human brain is constantly rewiring its 160 billion cells, continually and imperceptibly changing the way we think. Because of that, we can fundamentally change the way our brains work—for the better. Sort Your Brain Out shows you how to re-wire your brain to be more creative, make better decisions, improve your mood and memory, manage stress, and stave off senility. The book explains how the brain works and what you can do every day to subtly alter your behaviours, beliefs, and motivations to create positive change in your life and health. Presents tools and exercises for maximizing your brain power Written by brain scientist and television personality Dr. Jack Lewis and motivational speaker Adrian Webster Includes brain-powered self-help advice that will improve your mood, help you deal with stress, and be better and smarter at work or in your everyday life In Sort Your Brain Out, you'll discover how to shape and control the most adaptable organ in your body to think more creatively, keep your memory sharp, and live a better life on a daily basis.

The Tomorrow Code

The Tomorrow Code [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375892338
Author: Brian Falkner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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THE END OF THE WORLD started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . . Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, Tane and Rebecca discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear—the messages are being sent back in time from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. As they follow the messages’ cryptic instructions, Tane and Rebecca begin to suspect the worst—that the very survival of the human race may be at stake.

The Project

The Project [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375983503
Author: Brian Falkner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Brian Falkner delivers in this sci-fi thriller with a Da Vinci Code twist! It begins with a book. The most boring book in the world. A book so boring no one could ever read it—the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret. When best friends Luke and Tommy volunteer to help move books from their library's basement to higher ground during a quick-rising flood, they discover the only surviving copy of the world's most boring book: Leonardo's River, lost for over a hundred years. Mysteriously connected to Leonardo da Vinci, the book is worth millions, so Luke and Tommy return that night to steal it. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones with that plan. . . . Brian Falkner, author of The Assault, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, weaves another page-turning thriller full of heart-pounding action--this time, with a secret from Leonardo da Vinci that could determine the fate of history. Hand this to a reluctant boy reader or any reader who loves action and mystery. "Falkner delivers a thriller that melds humor, danger and history. . . . The result is an entertaining mystery with plenty of enjoyable twists and turns." —Publishers Weekly "[The Project] reads like an action movie, with plenty of chases, explosions, and by-a-hair escapes." —School Library Journal

My Name Is Jack Johnson, But I'm Not The Singer

My Name Is Jack Johnson, But I'm Not The Singer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1938271440
Author: Jill Johnson
Publisher: Two Peas Publishing
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A typical family—husband, wife and two children—were thrust into a life of uncertainty when their youngest son, Jack, was diagnosed with autism. Together, the family navigated a new reality they could not perceive while guiding Jack through a world his mind struggled to comprehend. Their hardest trial, however, came when Jack was diagnosed with brain cancer as a teen. MY NAME IS JACK JOHNSON, BUT I’M NOT THE SINGER is the story of a family’s love, perseverance, and determination in the face of unpredictable difficulties. Through Jill Johnson’s journal writings and memories, we get an insightful view into autism, childhood cancer, and the strength of a unique young man. Often touching, sometimes funny, and occasionally heartbreaking, this memoir is Jack’s walk through a life well-lived, not because of adversity, but in spite of it.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0309132835
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publisher: National Academies Press
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From Neurons to Neighborhoods by Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development Book Resume:

How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

Buddha's Brain

Buddha's Brain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1572249986
Author: Rick Hanson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
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Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom-are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030224368
Author: Jack W. Tsao
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Traumatic Brain Injury by Jack W. Tsao Book Resume:

This thoroughly revised and updated work covers numerous advances in traumatic brain injury diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and pathophysiology. Since publication of the first edition in 2012, there has been greatly increased public awareness of the clinical consequences of even the mildest of head injuries, and the result has been a concerted effort of countries around the world to increase research funding. This second edition continues to focus on mild traumatic brain injury--or concussion--and contains updates to all the original chapters as well as adding new chapters addressing clinical sequelae, including pediatric concussion, visual changes, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and blast-associated TBI. Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, is a comprehensive resource designed for neurologists, primary care clinicians, sports physicians, and other medical providers, including psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as athletic trainers who may evaluate and care for individuals who have sustained a TBI. The book features summaries of the most pertinent areas of diagnosis and therapy, which can be readily accessed by the busy clinician/professional. In addition, the book's treatment algorithms provide a highly practical reference to cutting edge therapies, and an updated appendix of ICD codes is included. An outstanding contribution to the literature, Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, again offers an invaluable resource for all providers who treat patients with TBI.

The Terminal List

The Terminal List [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501180835
Author: Jack Carr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR “Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!”—Chris Pratt, all around great guy and star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller that is “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written—rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author). On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law. With “crackerjack plotting, vivid characters both in and out of uniform, and a relentless pace to a worthy finish” (Stephen Hunter, #1 New York Times bestselling author), The Terminal List is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Nelson DeMille.

How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN

How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 364249224X
Author: John C. Eccles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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How the SELF Controls Its BRAIN by John C. Eccles Book Resume:

In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology.

Intervention

Intervention [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101133422
Author: Robin Cook
Publisher: Penguin
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Intervention by Robin Cook Book Resume:

Bestselling author Robin Cook returns with another ripped-from-the- headlines thriller, as New York City medical detective Jack Stapleton investigates the promises-and deadly risks-of alternative medicine and is led deep into the heart of a religious conspiracy...

Mindmelding

Mindmelding [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191611603
Author: William Hirstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Mindmelding by William Hirstein Book Resume:

Can consciousness and the human mind be understood and explained in sheerly physical terms? Materialism is a philosophical/scientific theory, according to which the mind is completely physical. This theory has been around for literally thousands of years, but it was always stymied by its inability to explain how exactly mere matter could do the amazing things the mind can do. Beginning in the 1980s, however, a revolution began quietly boiling away in the neurosciences, yielding increasingly detailed theories about how the brain might accomplish consciousness. Nevertheless, a fundamental obstacle remains. Contemporary research techniques seem to still have the scientific observer of the conscious state locked out of the sort of experience the subjects themselves are having. Science can observe, stimulate, and record events in the brain, but can it ever enter the most sacred citadel, the mind? Can it ever observe the most crucial properties of conscious states, the ones we are aware of? If it can't, this creates a problem. If conscious mental states lack a basic feature possessed by all other known physical states, i.e., the capability to be observed or experienced by many people, this give us reason to believe that they are not entirely physical. In this intriguing book, William Hirstein argues that it is indeed possible for one person to directly experience the conscious states of another, by way of what he calls mindmelding. This would involve making just the right connections in two peoples' brains, which he describes in detail. He then follows up the many other consequences of the possibility that what appeared to be a wall of privacy can actually be breached. Drawing on a range of research from neuroscience and psychology, and looking at executive functioning, mirror neuron work, as well as perceptual phenomena such as blind-sight and filling-in, this book presents a highly original new account of consciousness.

Limitless

Limitless [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401958249
Author: Jim Kwik
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
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An instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. JIM KWIK, the world’s #1 brain coach, has written the owner’s manual for mental expansion and brain fitness. Limitless gives people the ability to accomplish more--more productivity, more transformation, more personal success and business achievement--by changing their Mindset, Motivation, and Methods. These “3 M’s” live in the pages of Limitless along with practical techniques that unlock the superpowers of your brain and change your habits. For over 25 years, Jim Kwik has worked closely with successful men and women who are at the top in their fields as actors, athletes, CEOs, and business leaders from all walks of life to unlock their true potential. In this groundbreaking book, he reveals the science-based practices and field-tested tips to accelerate self learning, communication, memory, focus, recall, and speed reading, to create fast, hard results. Learn how to: FLIP YOUR MINDSET Your brain is like a supercomputer and your thoughts program it to run. That’s why the Kwik Brain process starts with unmasking assumptions, habits, and procrastinations that stifle you, redrawing the borders and boundaries of what you think is possible. It teaches you how to identify what you want in every aspect of your life, so you can move from negative thinking to positive possibilities. IGNITE YOUR MOTIVATION Uncovering what motivates you is the key that opens up limitless mental capacity. This is where Passion + Purpose + Energy meet to move you closer to your goals, while staying focused and clear. Your personal excitement will be sustainable with self-renewing inspirations. Your mind starts strong, stays strong, and drives further exponentially faster. MASTER THE METHOD We’ve applied the latest neuroscience for accelerated learning. Our process, programs, podcasts, and products unleash your brain’s own superpowers. Finish a book 3x faster through speed reading (and remember every part of it), learn a new language in record time, and master new skills with ease. These are just a few of the life-changing self-help benefits. With Kwik Brain, you’ll get brain-fit and level-up your mental performance. With the best Mindset, Motivation and Method, your powers become truly limitless.

Invitations from Afar

Invitations from Afar [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781477203866
Author: Linda A.W. King
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Invitations from Afar by Linda A.W. King Book Resume:

After fulfilling every objective of a top secret mission to Jupiter’s Ganymede and now only days from home, four NASA astronauts learn from their computer systems analyst in Houston through an unauthorized channel that a bomb may be on a rendezvous course with their ship, the Copernicus. Mission Specialist Jana Novacek, the youngest astronaut ever, who has been chosen for mysterious reasons, suggests breaking security, announcing their existence to everyone over the net, and asking for help. Someone might be willing to help who unknowingly is involved in the plot against them. Cocommander Fawzshen, Prince of Rhatania, further recommends revealing their amazing discovery. Commander Jackson Medwin thinks that Jana’s journal is ideal for that purpose. Jana is distressed and feels her personal journal is not suitable. Commander Medwin will do anything to save his crew, this mission, and their discovery, but he decides neither to take evasive actions nor break security until they have proof that something is on a collision course with their ship. He considers a deactivated meteoroid detection program uploaded to them from Houston as insufficient proof.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

The Emotional Life of Your Brain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101560576
Author: Richard J. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
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The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson Book Resume:

This longawaited book by a pioneer in brain research offers a new model of our emotions- their origins, their power, and their malleability. For more than thirty years, Richard Davidson has been at the forefront of brain research. Now he gives us an entirely new model for understanding our emotions, as well as practical strategies we can use to change them. Davidson has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention. Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain chemistry that underlies each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. And, finally, he provides strategies we can use to change our own brains and emotions-if that is what we want to do. Written with bestselling author Sharon Begley, this original and exciting book gives us a new and useful way to look at ourselves, develop a sense of well-being, and live more meaningful lives.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476153825
Author: Valentin Matcas
Publisher: Valentin Leonard Matcas
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The Storyteller by Valentin Matcas Book Resume:

When Arthur returns to Earth, alone, in a rusty escape pod after prolonged stasis, he cannot remember where he is, what caused his runaway, and who his rescuers are! In fact, he cannot remember anything, not even his name... At the strong request of his audience, he follows the emerging threads of his memory to unveil the most complex and the most extraordinary story ever told. ‘The Storyteller’ is an original book series of adventure and space exploration, which seems to answer the persistent, intriguing question present in us all: are we alone in the Universe? Are there other intelligent beings, other powerful civilizations out there? And if they are, then who or what are they? How do they look like? How are the worlds they create and inhabit, and how different are they from us? This first book of ‘The Storyteller’ series introduces a mysterious character that people call simply Arthur, Author, or the Holly One. Here is the first part of his story, including the story of his friends and loved ones. All characters are warm and interesting, young and old, lively and full of joy. They find themselves in interesting circumstances, and they fight, struggle, succeed or fail to get out unharmed. The protagonists are either very powerful, or they are always in contact with powerful beings. At a deeper level, embedded in the web of adventure, this book explores Life, Existence and the Universe, along with the way people, societies, and civilizations behave everywhere, forming this comprehensive, everlasting world that we experience today. Enjoy!

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0887629571
Author: Steven Price
Publisher: Dundurn.com
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Acclaimed Canadian poet Steven Price has conjured a stunning debut novel that explores what we ask from each other, and how much we are prepared to give. Set in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Into That Darkness opens at the moment when a massive earthquake hits the entire west coast with devastating results. Amid the destruction of the city, survivors are left to negotiate a calamity in which bonds of civility are pushed to their limits and often broken. When Arthur Lear hears a voice crying in the rubble, he finds himself descending deep under a collapsed building in a desperate attempt to save a young boy and his mother. But what he discovers there will change him forever — as circumstances lead him across the city’s broken landscape, through the chaos of its hospitals and streets, in a harrowing search for the mother’s lost daughter. Over the days that follow, Lear’s very sense of humanness will be tested and compromised, as he faces the limits of himself and his fellow survivors, in his long journey home. A novel for our age of anxiety and fear, Steven Price delivers a powerful story about the physical manifestation of the darker things lurking in our culture, in ourselves.

SHARED INNOCENCE

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Author: Steve Bradshaw
Publisher: SGB
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SHARED INNOCENCE On a hot summer night in Tampa, Florida, ten-year-old Jack Burcher witnesses his mother's abduction. No one listens to him, not even the police. The next night he watches the sinister visitor place a box at the estate gates. Only his mother's heart is returned to the family. Thirty-three years later, Jack’s ailing father is taken from his bed at a high-security sanitorium. The next night another box is delivered to the gates of the Burcher estate. Jack holds his father's brain in his trembling hands. But this time is different. It is Dr. Jack Burcher, and he is the Chief Medical Examiner of Hillsborough County. The FBI knows now they are hunting the worst kind of serial killer; a multi-generational killing machine. The FBI must investigate three generations of disguised Burcher family deaths. The beginning of the kill-trail may reveal new information. And the FBI must talk to the only eyewitness, the ten-year-old boy with the suppressed fears and pent-up rage--Jack Burcher. Time is running out. It is clear the Chief Medical Examiner is in the killer’s sights.

The Tree Within

The Tree Within [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532652925
Author: Stephen Campana
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Jack and Diane. Two names joined in the common parlance by a pop song. They are also the aliases of two people whose real names--Adam and Eve--are no less joined in the common parlance, and represent the divine calling they share--a calling to show humanity the way back to the garden of Eden. Neither knows the other exists until their travels lead them to the same town. It is there that their mission begins--a mission that unleashes terrors, teaches lessons, and yields the answers they hope will lead a world blinded by guilt, fear, and hatred, into a place more closely resembling the state of man's original perfection.

Torchwood: Exodus Code

Torchwood: Exodus Code [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409071456
Author: Carole E. Barrowman,John Barrowman
Publisher: Random House
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Torchwood: Exodus Code by Carole E. Barrowman,John Barrowman Book Resume:

It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their scrambled senses. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there's not much of Torchwood left. Captain Jack Harkness has tracked the problem to its source: a village in Peru, where he's uncovered evidence of alien involvement. In Cardiff, Gwen Cooper has discovered something alien and somehow connected to Jack. If the world is to be restored, she has to warn him – but she's quickly becoming a victim of the madness, too...

Until I Find You

Until I Find You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307371344
Author: John Irving
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Until I Find You by John Irving Book Resume:

Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns – his life, loves, celebrity and astonishing search for the truth about his parents. When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead – has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master or “scratcher.” Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England – including, tellingly, a girls’ school in Toronto. His real education consists of his relationships with older women – from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda’s, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Too much happens in this expansive, eventful novel to possibly summarize it all. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. A host of eccentric minor characters memorably come and go, including Jack’s hilariously confused teacher the Wurtz; Michelle Maher, the girlfriend he will never forget; and a precocious child Jack finds in the back of an Audi in a restaurant parking lot. We learn about tattoo addiction and movie cross-dressing, “sleeping in the needles” and the cure for cauliflower ears. And John Irving renders his protagonist’s unusual rise through Hollywood with the same vivid detail and range of emotions he gives to the organ music Jack hears as a child in European churches. This is an absorbing and moving book about obsession and loss, truth and storytelling, the signs we carry on us and inside us, the traces we can’t get rid of. Jack has always lived in the shadow of his absent father. But as he grows older – and when his mother dies – he starts to doubt the portrait of his father’s character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland, towards a conclusion of great emotional force. A melancholy tale of deception, Until I Find You is also a swaggering comic novel, a giant tapestry of life’s hopes. It is a masterpiece to compare with John Irving’s great novels, and restates the author’s claim to be considered the most glorious, comic, moving novelist at work today.

Always for You: Jack

Always for You: Jack [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804181381
Author: Alexis Morgan
Publisher: Loveswept
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Always for You: Jack by Alexis Morgan Book Resume:

Praised by Susan Mallery as a bestselling author whose “heartfelt, touching stories never disappoint,” Alexis Morgan introduces Sergeant Joe’s Boys: three brothers living up to a legacy of courageous military service—and pursuing the women who have captured their hearts. No one understands family loyalty like Jack McShane. He’d do anything to honor his foster father’s last wishes, even if it means putting his own plans on hold to manage Joe’s construction business. An ex–Special Forces operative, Jack thrives on the thrill of globe-hopping rescues. But now he’s needed closer to home. His foster mother has her hands full with a troubled teen, and when Jack meets the hired tutor, he discovers a woman who stirs his protective instincts—and his deepest desires. Caitlyn Curtis knows that good looks can hide a hot temper. After an abusive marriage crushed her dreams of a happy ending, she swore off men—until one intoxicating dance in Jack’s strong arms breaks down every emotional barrier. Tough but tender, he leaves Caitlyn yearning for more of his gentle seduction. Despite the violence he’s seen, Jack is a good man. And even though passion can be dangerous, the promise of Jack’s kiss tempts her to believe that love is a risk worth taking. Praise for Always for You: Jack “Engaging and charming, Always for You: Jack is a story of fulfillment, forgiveness, and passionate romance. The combined strength Jack and Caitlyn wield when facing anyone who threatens to break their bonds is incredible. I can’t wait for the rest of the series.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Highlander’s Beloved and Black Eagle Ops series “[A] poignant and touching love story . . . I loved every minute, every word of it. This story really touched my heart.”—Books and Spoons Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Pandemic

Pandemic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525535349
Author: Robin Cook
Publisher: Penguin
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Pandemic by Robin Cook Book Resume:

New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene-modification in this pulse-pounding new medical thriller. When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don't add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc--a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene-editing biotechnology that's captured the imagination of the medical community. . . and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine--and if Jack's not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

Delphi Complete Works of Jack London (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Jack London (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908909072
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Complete Works of Jack London (Illustrated) by Jack London Book Resume:

America’s beloved storyteller Jack London was a pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, winning worldwide celebrity through famous novels such as ‘The Call of the Wild’ and ‘White Fang’ and inspiring readers across the world with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Jack London, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to London's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 24 novels, with individual contents tables * Even includes the rare novels ‘THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER’ and ‘HEARTS OF THREE’, often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * ALL 197 short stories and novellas presented with their own contents table — find that special story quickly and easily! * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * RARE magazine articles by the great writer * The popular travel book ‘THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK’ is presented with its original images of London’s adventures * includes the special BONUS text of Charmian London's biography "Book of Jack London" — explore the author’s amazing life in the words of his beloved wife * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS THE CALL OF THE WILD THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERS THE SEA-WOLF THE GAME WHITE FANG BEFORE ADAM THE IRON HEEL MARTIN EDEN BURNING DAYLIGHT ADVENTURE SMOKE BELLEW THE SCARLET PLAGUE A SON OF THE SUN THE ABYSMAL BRUTE THE VALLEY OF THE MOON THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE THE STAR ROVER THE JACKET THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSE JERRY OF THE ISLANDS MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRY HEARTS OF THREE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Plays THEFT THE ACORN-PLANTER A WICKED WOMAN THE BIRTH MARK THE FIRST POET THE RETURN OF ULYSSES: A MODERN VERSION The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Memoirs THE ROAD JOHN BARLEYCORN The Non-Fiction THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS WAR OF THE CLASSES HOW I BECAME A SOCIALIST REVOLUTION AND OTHER ESSAYS THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK WHAT COMMUNITIES LOSE BY THE COMPETITIVE SYSTEM THE HUMAN DRIFT THE STORY OF AN EYEWITNESS EDITORIAL CRIMES – A PROTEST THE FUTURE OF WAR MEXICO’S ARMY AND OURS A LETTER TO HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. A LETTER TO WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION PHENOMENA OF LITERARY EVOLUTION AGAIN THE LITERARY ASPIRANT THE RED GAME OF WAR WITH FUNSTON’S MEN STALKING THE PESTILENCE THE TROUBLE MAKERS OF MEXICO LAWGIVERS OUR ADVENTURES IN TAMPICO HOUSEKEEPING IN THE KLONDIKE The Biography BOOK OF JACK LONDON by Charmian London Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Mr Selden's Map of China

Mr Selden's Map of China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770893547
Author: Timothy Brook
Publisher: House of Anansi
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Mr Selden's Map of China by Timothy Brook Book Resume:

Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013. A fascinating work of history, biography, cartography, and literary mystery, Mr Selden’s Map of China unlocks the secrets behind a recently discovered map of China like no other of its time. In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP, and the city’s first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it in 2009, he realized that the Selden Map was “a puzzle that had to be solved”: an exceptional artefact so unsettlingly modern-looking it could almost be a forgery. But it was genuine, and what it has to tell us is astonishing. It shows China, not cut off from the world, but a participant in the embryonic networks of global trade that fuelled the rise of Europe — and now power China’s ascent. And it raises as many question as it answers: How did John Selden acquire it? Where did it come from? Who re-imagined the world in this way and, most importantly, what can it tell us about the world at that time? Like a cartographic detective, award-winning author and historian Timothy Brook has provided answers. From the Gobi Desert to the Philippines, from Java to Tibet, and into China itself, Brook uses the map to tease out the varied elements that defined this crucial period in China’s history.

John Barleycorn

John Barleycorn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8726587319
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
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John Barleycorn by Jack London Book Resume:

‘John Barleycorn’ is a deeply personal novel by Jack London. The book tells about London’s own struggles and problems with alcohol and alcoholism. It is a touching story of a young, sensitive man, who loses his battle against spirits. London had the feeling that alcohol made him able to write the way he did, but at the same time it was one of the reasons why the extremely talented writer died at the age of only 40. The book is an honest overview of an alcoholic mind, in which London confesses that he is against spirits – even though he himself was not strong enough to resist the King alcohol. Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. He grew up in the working class, but became a worldwide celebrity and one of the highest paid authors of his time. He wrote several novels, which are considered classics today, among these 'Call of the Wild', 'Sea Wolf' and 'White Fang'.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 12: The Fight for the Frozen Land: The Arctic

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 12: The Fight for the Frozen Land: The Arctic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602862141
Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 12: The Fight for the Frozen Land: The Arctic by Elizabeth Singer Hunt Book Resume:

A team of GPF scientists has vanished in the Arctic while doing research on global warming. While rescuing them from the jaws of a hungry polar bear, Secret Agent Jack Stalwart learns of the malicious Black Arctic Project: A group of mysterious villains are speeding up global warming by blowing up glaciers. Can Jack stop them before the entire planet is doomed?

Jack the Young Trapper

Jack the Young Trapper [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3736812817
Author: George Bird Grinnell
Publisher: BookRix
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Jack the Young Trapper by George Bird Grinnell Book Resume:

A century ago the western half of the American Continent was unknown. Vast herds of buffalo and antelope swarmed over its rolling plains; elk and deer fed along its rivers; wild sheep and white goats clambered over its rocky heights; bears prowled through its forests; beavers built their dams and houses along every stream. Occasionally a group of Indians passed over the plains or threaded the defiles of the mountain ranges.

Jack Taggart Mysteries 9-Book Bundle

Jack Taggart Mysteries 9-Book Bundle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459735226
Author: Don Easton
Publisher: Dundurn
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Jack Taggart Mysteries 9-Book Bundle by Don Easton Book Resume:

This ebook bundle contains the nine-novel the Jack Taggart Mysteries series by Don Easton, now available in one bundle for the first time. Includes Easton’s latest novel, Art and Murder. “Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work.” — The Globe and Mail

Jack Taggart Mysteries 12-Book Bundle

Jack Taggart Mysteries 12-Book Bundle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459744837
Author: Don Easton
Publisher: Dundurn
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Jack Taggart Mysteries 12-Book Bundle by Don Easton Book Resume:

This ebook bundle contains the twelve-novel the Jack Taggart Mysteries series by Don Easton. Includes Easton’s latest novel, An Element of Risk. “Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work.” — The Globe and Mail

White Noise

White Noise [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440674477
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Penguin
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White Noise by Don DeLillo Book Resume:

A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

Jack Taggart Mysteries 8-Book Bundle

Jack Taggart Mysteries 8-Book Bundle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145972867X
Author: Don Easton
Publisher: Dundurn
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Jack Taggart Mysteries 8-Book Bundle by Don Easton Book Resume:

Now available in one bundle for the first time: the first eight books of Don Easton's Jack Taggart Mysteries, including Easton's latest novel, The Benefactor. "Ripped from the headlines ... Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work." - The Globe & Mail

Privacy Interrupted

Privacy Interrupted [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468539477
Author: Paulie J. Johnson
Publisher: Author House
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Privacy Interrupted by Paulie J. Johnson Book Resume:

A young boy loses his twin brother at the age of ten, and two years later, he loses his mother to cancer. He overcomes a multitude of mental disorders that developed from having a photographic memory, and used his beliefs to be his guide in his life. He had problems talking to people so he withdrew to a life of seclusion. A judge intervened, and through the Judge, he met a Senator that recognized his capabilities, and a rocky relationship followed for the rest of their lives. Damage came to him when he saved a girl from death. He didnt have skills in being able to talk to people, and he had to fight a battle that he knew nothing about, it was a battle of love. The problem he had was the girl that he saved was the Senators daughter that he knew, but she didnt know him. His life was kept secret from her for a purpose. To complicate matters, he lived his life of seclusion in the mountains and worked his thoughts out by working on other projects that he had. The girl he saved was a prisoner of the weather, he couldnt help her back to safety, and he knew that him being around her would only cause her discomfort. She was injured and she required attention, which meant that he had to remain nearby. She didnt have anyone but the man that saved her life, so she was at his mercy, and he was at hers. Neither one of them expected what was to unfold.

The Mirroring

The Mirroring [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1684668808
Author: Gaurav Jain
Publisher: Notion Press
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The Mirroring by Gaurav Jain Book Resume:

Legend has it that Stanley Kubrick hid something important in his famous film The Shining. It may sound incredible but new evidence now suggests that there is indeed a treasure trove of secret information and hidden meaning encoded into this puzzling film. It can now be proved that what Kubrick has done is made several complete, full-length “secret films” and hidden them under the surface story of America’s favourite scary movie for those who can see it. The discovery of Stanley’s secret stories solves one of the greatest mysteries of the art world that has baffled moviegoers, Kubrick fans and experts alike for over forty years now. It cleanly unlocks probably the greatest puzzle and mind-maze ever built by man and confirms The Shining as perhaps the most innovative, meticulous and dense work of art ever conceived. We can easily see the first of Kubrick’s “secret movies” by simply watching The Shining again. But this time, we will watch it rationally and solve it logically like a puzzle. It seems the scariest thing about this film is that it contains no ghosts or paranormal activity—only unexplained events that can all be explained rationally. When we can see it, The Mirroring is perhaps the ultimate psychological thriller, murder mystery and dark comedy, all hidden in plain sight in a deceptively shallow blockbuster horror movie. Just beyond the ghost story for children is a profound drama rooted in reality for thinking adults that uses cinema brilliantly to shed light on the darkest parts of human behaviour and the human brain.

The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8)

The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141971029
Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8) by Chris Bradford Book Resume:

Packed with historical action-adventure, the eighth and final book in Chris Bradford's blockbuster Young Samurai series reaches a thrilling conclusion. JACK FLETCHER IS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE The port of Nagasaki is within reach, but the Shogun's samurai are closing in fast for the kill. So too is Jack's old school rival, Kazuki. Every road is blocked and every mountain pass guarded as Jack makes his final dash for safety. But with all of Japan hunting him, he's going need a miracle to survive. And even if he reaches the end of the road, will there be a ship bound for home? Or will he be burned at the stake first? Only the Ring of Sky knows his fate... www.youngsamurai.com 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer

Sniff- A Novel

Sniff- A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1456882058
Author: J. P. Polidoro
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Book of 7

The Book of 7 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504393538
Author: J.R. Wexler
Publisher: Balboa Press
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Why are some kids born with extraordinary abilities? Why are some people lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender? Why are some people deadly afraid of things for no apparent reason? Why are we instantly attracted to some people and not to others? J. R. Wexler creates an exciting tale of seven teenagers from all over the world that, despite their economic, religious, and cultural differences, come together during a lunar eclipse in 2017 and not only become best friends, but also discover a way to change the world and bring peace to all. The Book of 7 spans a full spectrum of religion, spirituality, personal growth, social change, relationships, and more, while unraveling questions of life and inspiring readers to make a change, both inside and out.

Biochemical Studies of CNS Receptors

Biochemical Studies of CNS Receptors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468443615
Author: Leslie Iversen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Biochemical Studies of CNS Receptors by Leslie Iversen Book Resume:

It is now eight years since the first Handbook volumes on Basic Neuro pharmacology were published, and there have been many important advances. As in many other areas in science, progress in this field has depended to a considerable extent on the availability of new experimental methods, and Volume 15 reviews some major recent developments, including new autoradiographic techniques that allow direct visualization of drug and transmitter receptors in the nervous system, and the pin pointing of the precise locations of the changes in brain metabolism elicited by various drug treatments. Volume 16 and 17 cover two of the most active areas for basic research in psychopharmacology at the moment: the characterization of drug and transmitter receptors in brain by radioligand binding techniques, and studies of the role of small peptides in brain function. The latter area, in particular, illustrates how rapidly progress continues to be made in basic research on the mechanisms of chemical communication within the nervous system. Eight years ago when the Handbook first appeared none of the opioid peptides (enkephalins and endorphins) had yet been identified. Since then a whole new area of basic biological research has focused on these substances, and in addition we know of more than thirty other neuropeptides with putative eNS trans mitter functions.

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385347324
Author: Rick Hanson, PhD
Publisher: Harmony
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Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson, PhD Book Resume:

With New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Hanson's four steps, you can counterbalance your brain's negativity bias and learn to hardwire happiness in only a few minutes each day. Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences and slowly from good ones, but you can change this. Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain to make contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In just minutes a day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness.

Hatchet

Hatchet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442403322
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Book Resume:

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.