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Virtually Perfect

Virtually Perfect [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149671010X
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Not so long ago, Lizzie Glass had a successful TV show, a cookbook deal, and a social diary crammed with parties and events. But fame doesn’t stay fresh for long. Her show fizzles, her magazine column is canceled, and Lizzie’s only option is a summer job as personal chef to the Silvesters, a wealthy and eccentric family. Their beach house is a lavish, beautifully decorated palace on the Jersey Shore, and Lizzie gets to work catering to Kathryn and Jim Silvester’s fashionably restrictive diets. But it’s their twenty-something daughter who presents Lizzie with her biggest challenge—professionally and personally. A self-proclaimed “wellness warrior,” Zoe Silvester has a hugely popular website and app that promotes healthy living and organic, unprocessed foods. Yet Lizzie soon realizes that The Clean Life site has a dirty little secret. In fact, Zoe’s entire online persona is based on a dangerous hoax that runs deep and will damage lives. Exposing Zoe won’t just jeopardize Lizzie’s job and a promising new relationship—it may expose the cracks in her own past. Sharply observed, witty, and thoughtful, Paige Roberts’ debut novel is a compelling look at one woman’s journey toward reinventing herself—and seeing through the façade of others—to discover the imperfect but sometimes wonderful truth.

The Last House on Sycamore Street

The Last House on Sycamore Street [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496710126
Author: Paige Roberts
Publisher: Kensington Books
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The Last House on Sycamore Street by Paige Roberts Book Resume:

As intriguing as it is relatable, Paige Roberts’ compulsively readable novel delves into the secrets and ties that lie between friends—and neighbors. When Amy Kravitz opts to leave Washington, D.C., behind in favor of a less stressful life in the Philadelphia suburbs, she has a certain kind of house in mind. And on a charming street in a family-friendly neighborhood, she and her husband Rob find it. It’s a perfect brick colonial with plenty of space, a beautiful yard, and great schools nearby. The sellers, Julian and Grace Durant, are eager to make a deal. In an unexpected bonus, the Durants’ young son, Ethan, strikes up a friendship with Amy and Rob’s introverted four-year-old, Noah. Soon, Amy is unpacking boxes in her new home and arranging playdates for Noah and Ethan. But as weeks go by, Amy suspects something isn’t quite right. Julian’s mail keeps arriving at their old address, and Amy can hardly miss the “Final Notice” stamped on the envelopes in big, red letters. Behind the laid-back veneer projected by the Durants, Amy senses lives reeling out of control. But how much does Grace know, how much is she choosing to ignore—and is there more at stake in Amy speaking up or in staying silent? Praise for Virtually Perfect “Newcomer Paige Roberts serves up a fresh take on reinvention and acceptance. Light and satisfying, Virtually Perfect is the perfect weekend read!” —Amy Sue Nathan, author of Left to Chance “Entertaining and incisive . . . Readers are treated to ample helpings of snappy dialogue and vivid characters.” —Publishers Weekly “Roberts’s spot-on debut novel delves into the virtually perfect façade of an internally imperfect family. The author also eloquently splashes in a dash of humor.” —Library Journal

The Fifth Vial

The Fifth Vial [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429917018
Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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From the blockbuster, eleven-time New York Times bestselling author comes a novel of medical suspense that begins with these chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give for tests? What else are they being used for? Why don't you know? Take a Deep Breath. . . . In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career. . . . Four thousand miles away, in a jungle hospital in Cameroon, a brilliant, reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a serum that could save millions of lives, and bring others inestimable wealth. . . . In Chicago, a disillusioned private detective, on the way to his third career, is hired to determine the identify of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body. Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another. Three lives becoming irrevocably intertwined. Three lives in mounting peril, moving ever closer to the ultimate confrontation against a deadly secret society with godlike aspirations and roots in antiquity. Medical student. Scientist. Private eye. Three people who will learn the deeper meanings of brilliance and madness, truth and deception, trust and betrayal. Three lives linked forever by a single vial of blood—the fifth vial.

The Media and Body Image

The Media and Body Image [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847877508
Author: Maggie Wykes,Barrie Gunter
Publisher: SAGE
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The Media and Body Image by Maggie Wykes,Barrie Gunter Book Resume:

Blaming the media for reproducing and extolling unrealistic female bodies has almost become a popular truism. Even medical opinion notes that the media can influence young women to starve themselves and therefore act as a possible causal factor of disordered eating. Yet surprisingly, little work has addressed either the nature of media representations of the body, or the ways in which audiences interpret and use such images in our contemporary cultural context. The Media and Body Image addresses this lack and: - Draws together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology - Brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses - Offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.

David Ricardo

David Ricardo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137315954
Author: J. King
Publisher: Springer
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David Ricardo by J. King Book Resume:

This book offers a new account of David Ricardo's political economy that is both scholarly and accessible. It provides a detailed overview of the secondary literature on Ricardo down to 2012, and discusses alternative perspectives on his work, including those of Marxians, neoclassicals and Sraffians.

Reading Eco

Reading Eco [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780253112828
Author: Rocco Capozzi
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Reading Eco by Rocco Capozzi Book Resume:

"[READING ECO is a timely indication] of the fruitfulness of perceiving Eco as the same in his metamorphoses. [It also testifies] to a certain price that Eco and his readers must/may pay for the enormous pleasure and intellectual stimulus of being Eco and being with Eco." —The Comparatist Umberto Eco is, quite simply, a genius. He is a renowned medievalist, philosopher, novelist, a popular journalist, and linguist. He is as warm and witty as he is learned—and quite probably the best-known academic and novelist in the world today. The goal of this anthology is to examine his ideas of literary semiotics and interpretation as evidenced both in his scholarly work and in his fiction.

Constructive Anarchy

Constructive Anarchy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317161319
Author: Jeff Shantz
Publisher: Routledge
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Constructive Anarchy by Jeff Shantz Book Resume:

Constructive Anarchy, the result of more than a decade of direct study within a variety of anarchist projects, provides the most wide-ranging and detailed analysis of current anarchist endeavours. The compelling discussions of anarchism and union organising, anti-poverty work and immigrant and refugee defence represent truly groundbreaking undertakings from a rising scholar of contemporary anarchism. Organised to illustrate the development of the diversity of anarchist strategies and tactics over time, the book begins with a discussion of alternative media projects before turning attention to anarchist involvement in broader community-based movements. Case studies include a discussion of anarchists and rank-and-file workplace organising, anarchist anti-borders struggles and "No One Is Illegal" movements in defence of immigrants and refugees since 9/11, and anarchist free schools and community centres. Jeff Shantz's analysis demonstrates serious and grounded practices rooted in anarchist organising: practices that may draw on previous traditions and practices but also innovate and experiment. The varied selection of case studies allows the author to compare groups that are geared primarily towards anarchist and radical subcultures with anarchist involvement in more diverse community-based coalitions, an approach that is otherwise lacking in the literature on contemporary anarchism.

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes]

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0313345317
Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes] by Mitzi M. Brunsdale Book Resume:

This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191572640
Author: Jan E. Leighley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior by Jan E. Leighley Book Resume:

The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. This Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the various theoretical approaches to the study of American elections and political behavior. The chapters are thoughtful and creative, providing broad overviews of intellectual developments and challenges, as well as incisive commentary on the accomplishments of, and challenges facing, scholars of American politics. Substantively, the Handbook includes chapters focusing on various approaches and issues in research design, political participation, vote choice, presidential and non-presidential elections, and issues, interests and elites as influences on individuals' political behaviour. Each of the chapters offers a working research bibliography, as well as retrospective evaluations of research and discussions of fruitful paths for future research. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

What Do You Really Want for Your Children?

What Do You Really Want for Your Children? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006201319X
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
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What Do You Really Want for Your Children? by Wayne W. Dyer Book Resume:

World-famous author Wayne Dyer, the doctor who taught millions how to take charge of their own lives in the bestselling classics Your Erroneous Zones and Pulling Your Own Strings, reveals how to help your kids take charge of their own happiness. If you have children, then you have dreams for them. You want to see them growing up happy, healthy, self-reliant, and confident in themselves and their abilities. You’ve also probably wondered if you'll be able to give them all this. There's good news: you can. Wayne Dyer shares the wisdom and guidance that have already helped millions of readers take charge of their lives and shows how to make all your hopes for your children come true. Learn valuable advice including Dyer’s original seven simple secrets for building your child's self-esteem every day; how to give very young children all the love they need without spoiling them; how to encourage risk-taking without fear of failure; action strategies for dealing with both your own anger and your child's; the right way (and the wrong way) to improve your child's behavior; the secrets of raising kids relatively free of illness; techniques that encourage children to enjoy life, and much more. It's all here – straightforward, commonsense advice that no parent can afford to do without.

Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition

Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1464964572
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Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition by , Book Resume:

Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Muscle, Membrane, and General Microbiology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Quantum Theory of Solids

Quantum Theory of Solids [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1482295334
Author: Eoin O'Reilly
Publisher: CRC Press
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Quantum Theory of Solids by Eoin O'Reilly Book Resume:

Quantum Theory of Solids presents a concisely-structured tour of the theory relating to chemical bonding and its application to the three most significant topics in solid state physics: semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity--topics that have seen major advances in recent years. This is a unique treatment that develops the concepts of quantum theory for the solid state from the basics through to an advanced level, encompassing additional quantum mechanics techniques, such as the variational method and perturbation theory. Written at the senior undergraduate/masters level, it provides an exceptional grounding in the subject.

The Consequences of Molly’S Choice

The Consequences of Molly’S Choice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469789415
Author: M. Egram
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Consequences of Molly’S Choice by M. Egram Book Resume:

Molly Wagner is a radiant blonde and a rumored former party girl. Her charismatic, joyful personality seems to reveal a shallow core, and she may have a couple of rather large skeletons in her closet. In spite of these skeletons, however, she has just been elected President of the United States. After a lengthy, personally painful campaign, Molly has come out victorious the leader of America, having disposed of her competition, chiefly the Republican governor of Ohio in a tense election. Not only did she choose a woman as her running mate, but she chose a Latino woman, Eva Parker. As Molly struggled to move forward after the death of her husband, she drew strength and comfort from her friend, Wall Street financier Jenny Crowley. Now ready for the White House, Mollys difficulties have only begun. The decisions she made during the election will have serious consequences. Beneath the hot microscope of public office, Mollys quirks may not measure up. The press can be cruel, and so can other politicians. Now only time will tell if the most powerful woman in the world will crumble under the pressure, or become the leader America has been waiting for. This political novel explores age-old questions, such as whether the ends justify the means, whether politics is inherently susceptible to dishonestif not illegalbehavior by otherwise good people, and whether a politicians personal life has a place in public discourse.

Capitalist Discipline

Capitalist Discipline [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137339845
Author: Arthur Wassenberg
Publisher: Springer
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Capitalist Discipline by Arthur Wassenberg Book Resume:

This book is not just about corporate strategies and stratagems: it is about the 'Faustian' pact between real and financial powers, governed by the rules of 'minimizing the costs to oneself of imposing losses upon others'. It is more than about limited rationality and irrationality: it is about unlimited rationalisations and limited accountability.

Blood, Iron, and Gold

Blood, Iron, and Gold [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1586488511
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Blood, Iron, and Gold by Christian Wolmar Book Resume:

The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of a transport revolution that would forever transform the way we live. Blood, Iron, and Gold takes us on a journey encompassing jungle, mountain, and desert, revealing the huge impact of the railroads as they spread rapidly across entire countries, and linked cities that hitherto had little reach beyond their immediate environs. The rise of the train triggered daring engineering feats, great architectural innovation, and the rapid movement of people and goods across the globe. Cultures were both enriched and destroyed by the unrelenting construction of the railroads, and the new technology quickly took on a vital role in civil conflicts and two world wars. In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

Stumbling Towards the Constitution

Stumbling Towards the Constitution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137010800
Author: J. Chu
Publisher: Springer
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Stumbling Towards the Constitution by J. Chu Book Resume:

Jonathan Chu explores individual economic and legal behaviors, connecting them to adjustments in trade relations with Europe and Asia, the rise in debt litigation in Western Massachusetts, deflation and monetary illiquidity, and the Bank of North America.

A New Introduction to Islam

A New Introduction to Islam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118953487
Author: Daniel W. Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A New Introduction to Islam by Daniel W. Brown Book Resume:

Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Qur’an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources

Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology

Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317716051
Author: Christine Temple
Publisher: Psychology Press
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Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology by Christine Temple Book Resume:

How independent are different cognitive skills during development? Is the modularity seen in the studies of adult neuropsychology disorders mirrored by modularity in development? Are developmental neuropsychological disorders explicable against cognitive models? What restrictions are there to developmental plasticity? How many routes are there to competence? Is there a single developmental pathway? What do disorders of cognitive development tell us about normal developmental processes? These are some of the questions addressed by this text. In certain cognitive domains, such as the analysis of reading and spelling disorders, the field is well developed, with extensive studies of the development of dyslexias and dysgraphias. In other areas, such as the analysis of perceptual spatial disorders, pertinant studies are beginning, as in the analysis of developmental face recognition disorders, and the exploration of spatial disorders of Williams' syndrome. In these areas, interesting routes for future inquiry are also evident. The text of this book is organized around seven key cognitive areas, within which the developmental disorders are addressed in turn: language, memory, perception, reading, spelling, arithmetic and executive skills. The first three of this list may be considered the core areas of cognition; the second three involve specific cultural transmission in their acquisition; and the third, concerns higher order processes. The major emphasis of the text is upon developmental rather than acquired disorders. Throughout, case studies are used to convey an impression of the cases themselves, and to illustrate how dissociations in performance are displayed.

Big History and the Future of Humanity

Big History and the Future of Humanity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118881702
Author: Fred Spier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Big History and the Future of Humanity by Fred Spier Book Resume:

Featuring a variety of updates and revisions, Big History andthe Future of Humanity, Second Edition, presents anaccessible and original overview of the entire sweep of historyfrom the origins of the universe and origins of life on Earth up tothe present day. Provides an accessible and original overview of the entiresweep of history that places human history within the context ofthe history of life, the Earth, and the universe Offers new insights into the future of humanity by providing abetter understanding of the past Features a variety of updates and revisions that includeincreased coverage of key concepts such as the emergence of humanbehaviour, the development of value systems, and patterns ofcomplexity in Big History Incorporates a variety of 'little big histories' that aidreaders in recognizing how big history concepts can relate to theirdaily lives Instructor resources from the author will be available onlineupon publication Find additional resources from the author online at www.bighistory.info

Connectionist Psychology

Connectionist Psychology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317715527
Author: Rob Ellis,G.W. Humphreys
Publisher: Psychology Press
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Connectionist Psychology by Rob Ellis,G.W. Humphreys Book Resume:

This textbook provides an introduction and review of connectionist models applied to psychological topics. Chapters include basic reviews of connectionist models, their properties and their attributes. The application of these models to the domains of perception, memory, attention, word processing, higher language processing, and cognitive neuropsychology is then reviewed.