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Peter Held and Heather Sealy Lineberry present photographs of the museum's objects alongside essays by distinguished scholars to illuminate historical and contemporary trends. Sidebars and essays by writers in the craft field offer a broad overview of the future of contemporary craft.
In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos:
· Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
· John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James
· Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
· Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
· Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
· Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
· Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
· Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
· Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
· Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins
· Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder
So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff—it’s a thrill-a-minute read.
While juggling the kids, work, church, and community commitments, are you and your spouse finding time to connect? When was the last time you had a good talk about faith or did a devotional together?
To help you jump-start deeper connections, four marriage experts have come up with 10 creative date ideas, each centered on a spiritual theme, including
· Appreciating your differences
· Experiencing God together
· Facing the storms of life
· Connecting through prayer
With the planning taken care of--including flexible suggestions for before, during, and after the date--you and your spouse can simply enjoy the time sharing what's important in life.
Download a free leader's guide for small groups at 10greatdates.org.
"Finally, here is a book that helps couples connect spiritually, and all in the fun format of Great Dates. I highly recommend this book for couples, small groups, and churches who want to strengthen and build godly marriages."--Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages
"This book goes beyond spending time together. It offers guidance on deepening an emotional and spiritual bond. Each exercise provides insight and opportunities to authentically know and be known in new ways, bringing honor to one another and glory to God."--Gayle DiMartino, marriage ministry director, Willow Creek Community Church
"This book is both practical and fun. It gives couples tangible ways to grow together spiritually all in the fun, guilt-free format of great dates. The Larsons and Arps have done the work. All you need to do is carve out time for your 10 Great Dates!"--Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships
"Don't settle for an individual faith walk when connecting spiritually as a couple could transform your marriage. This book provides an effective road map for couples who want to journey together."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times authors of The Good Fight
"This wonderfully written book takes what often is an elusive and mysterious discipline for couples and provides 10 life-building opportunities to move past the mundane of life and get to what really matters. Experience it!"--Ron L. Deal, author of The Smart Stepfamily and coauthor of The Remarriage Checkup
"Few things possess the potential to add to the overall satisfaction and meaning of marriage like really connecting spiritually. The Larsons and the Arps do an amazing job of gracefully and playfully helping us walk together toward fulfilling our deepest longings and desires."--Robert Paul, co-president, National Institute of Marriage
"With its focus on spiritual intimacy, this book is a refreshing change from the standard marriage materials on emotional and physical connection. The Larsons and Arps have provided us with an amazing resource."--Shawn Stoever, PhD, senior director, WinShape Foundation
"This book will refresh your marriage. You can't beat the life-changing content, 10 meaningful dates, and the wisdom of some of America's finest marriage experts."--Jim and Cathy Burns, authors of Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together; speakers at Creating an Intimate Marriage seminars
Tired of the usual dinner-and-a-movie dates? Looking for new ways to connect with your spouse?
Energize your marriage by getting out of your normal routine with the help of these 52 creative date ideas. From outdoor dates to out-on-the-town dates, you and your spouse will have no trouble finding the perfect date that fits your mood--all on a $10 budget!
See for yourself how new experiences can help you bond together and nurture your relationship. Which of these will be the first of your Great Dates?
· Time Travel Great Date
· Moonlight/Sunrise Great Date
· Bucket List Great Date
· Surprise Me! Great Date
Each date includes easy preparation suggestions, tips for the date, talking points to enhance your conversations, and a Great Date takeaway. What are you waiting for?
Contributors are international scholars and practitioners based in a variety of clinical settings. In addition, the contributions reflect the internationalisation of PCP, with contributors coming from the USA, the UK, Europe and Australasia.
Personal Construct Psychology is a valuable resource for a wide range of health professionals, educationalists and practitioners in counselling and clinical psychology.
Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of ResiliCities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequand deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of governmshow the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient.
The authors' hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organized around their characteristics of a resilicity. A resilicity is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficiand regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficiurban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility.
ResiliCities, Second Edition reveals how the resilicity characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Mimportantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a differfuture that helps us regenerate the whole planet–this is the challenge of resilicities.
Do you know what your son really thinks about girls, school, God, his future? It's not easy to be sure, is it? Boys aren't known for being great communicators, especially entering their teen years. How do you connect with him on the things that are important to both of you?
Based on tried-and-true parenting wisdom, this book shares fun, thoughtful questions and talking points that lead to meaningful, natural conversations about
· physical and emotional changes your son is facing
· staying pure in an oversexualized culture
· using social media responsibly
· and much more
This structured approach offers practical ways to bond with your son and encourage him in his faith, talk about the challenges he faces in school and with friends, and show him that you love him dearly before he enters the turbulent teen years.
This unique program features 7 supersimple Rules of the Ripped--scientifically proven, breakthrough strategies that often run counter to standard "diet" advice (like Rule #7: Eat whatever you want at least 20 percent of the time!). Built around 8 "Fast & Lean" superfood groups, The Men's Health Diet is so easy, so effective, readers can't help but turn fat into muscle and stay strong and lean for life.
Features include: 101 Tips That Will Change Your Life in 10 Seconds or Less; The Men's Health Muscle System exercise plan; and the 250 Best Foods for Men. Packed with easy-to-prepare recipes, hundreds of helpful tips, and weekly workout plans, this is the ultimate secret weapon for a stronger, leaner, more muscular body.
Dr. Travis Stork, cohost of the popular, nationally syndicated television show The Doctors, teams up with Men's Health editor Peter Moore to deliver a personalized prescription for readers looking to shrink their bellies and their health risks. Among the slimming strategies they offer:The PICK 3 TO LEAN plan lets readers design their own diet around their favorite meals and snacks!10-Second Slim Down tips guide readers through key weight-loss tipping points and help them navigate their way to the lighter side of the scale!The Laws of Leanness boil down confusing and often contradictory fitness, health and nutrition information into 20 words or less giving the reader a quick and simple take away!
"When it comes to having the firm, lean belly you've always wanted, this book might just be the final word."--David Zinczenko, author of the Eat This, Not That! series and The New Abs Diet
Nothing has prepared police rookie Ashley Montague for the shocking discovery of a body on the highway and her glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure watching from the side of the road.
At another crime scene in the heart of the Everglades, Detective Jake Dilessio stares at the mutilated body of a woman?the victim identical those of a cult leader he put away five years ago. Is this a copycat killing, or is the wrong man behind bars?
As they join their investigations, the last thing Ashley and Jake want or need is the electric pull of desire as they are dragged deeper into a dangerous conspiracy. Now, with time running out and their lives on the line, they have everything to fight for...and everything to lose.
Originally published in 2003
Volume 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and water and security.
The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur "genius" Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-renowned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street.
Who was the woman? Where did the baby come from? Kieran can’t stop thinking about the child and the victim, so her boyfriend, Craig Frasier, does what any good special agent boyfriend would do—he gets the FBI involved. And asks Kieran to keep out of it.
But the Finnegans have a knack for getting into trouble, and Kieran won’t sit idle when a lead surfaces through her family’s pub. Investigating on her own, she uncovers a dangerous group that plays fast and loose with human lives and will stop at nothing to keep their secrets—and they plan to silence Kieran before she can expose their deadly enterprise.
THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF FREDDIE PROTHERO by Peter Straub
A mere child yet a precocious writer, young Freddie records a series of terrifying encounters with an inhuman being that haunts his life . . . and seems to predict his death.
GROUP OF THIRTY by Jack Ketchum
When an award-winning horror writer on the downward slope of a long career receives an invitation to address the Essex County Science Fiction Group, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. He couldn’t be more wrong.
NANCY by Darynda Jones
Though she’s adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School is most drawn to Nancy Wilhoit, who claims to be haunted. But it soon becomes apparent that poltergeists—and people—are seldom what they seem.
I LOVE YOU, CHARLIE PEARSON by Jacquelyn Frank
Charlie Pearson has a crush on Stacey Wheeler. She has no idea. Charlie will make Stacey see that he loves her, and that she loves him—even if he has to kill her to make her say it.
THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS STRETCH FAR AWAY by Brian Hodge
When Marni moves in next door, the stale marriage of Tara and Aidan gets a jolt of adrenaline. Whether it’s tonic or toxic is another matter.
Praise for Dark Screams: Volume Three
“Well worth picking up and reading . . . If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”—Examiner.com
“Freeman and Chizmar have brought their A-game to Dark Screams: Volume Three. If you pick just one installment in this series to read, pick this one.”—LitReactor
“A gathering of perfect little bites of fiction . . . As you finish one story you’ll definitely be ready to move on to the next one.”—Sweet Southern Home
“Every story has something to offer for horror fans. They’re creepy, thought-provoking, scary and quick reads.”—The Reader’s Hollow
“[Horror] needs to hit you in the sweet spot where the amygdala and the cerebrum whisper to each other, where intellect and emotion intertwine, and all of these stories do that, and they do it well.”—Bibliotica
“A fun, frightful read . . . If the editors keep raising the bar, I’ll be back again and again.”—Atomic Fangirl
Peter once believed that marriage to Imogen would solve his financial problems. He didn’t mind marrying for convenience and a large fortune when affection was within reach. Yet when he gains a title, an estate, and a fortune of his own the secretive writer releases him from their engagement so he might marry for love. Now he’s returned, unwed and unaware of changes in her life, should he do what is expected or listen to his heart instead?
Miss George's Second Chance is the second novella in the Miss Mayhem Series. Other titles are:
Book 1: Miss Watson’s First Scandal
Book 3: Miss Radley’s Third Dare
Book 4: Miss Merton’s Last Hope (October, 2015)
Historian Heather Murray gives voice to gays and their parents through an extensive use of introspective writings, particularly personal correspondence and diaries, as well as through published memoirs, fiction, poetry, song lyrics, movies, and visual and print media. Starting in the late 1940s and 1950s, Not in This Family covers the entire postwar period, including the gay liberation and lesbian feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the establishment of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. Ending her story with an examination of contemporary coming-out rituals, Murray shows how the personal that was once private became political and, finally, public.
In exploring the intimate, reciprocal relationship of gay children and their parents, Not in This Family also chronicles larger cultural shifts in privacy, discretion and public revelation, and the very purpose of family relations. Murray shows that private bedrooms and consumer culture, social movements and psychological fashions, all had a part to play in transforming the modern family.
Bottled and Sold shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years—and why we are poorer for it. It’s a big story and water is big business. Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy a plastic bottle of water, and every second of every day a thousand more throw one of those bottles away. That adds up to more than thirty billion bottles a year and tens of billions of dollars of sales.
Are there legitimate reasons to buy all those bottles? With a scientist’s eye and a natural storyteller’s wit, Gleick investigates whether industry claims about the relative safety, convenience, and taste of bottled versus tap hold water. And he exposes the true reasons we’ve turned to the bottle, from fearmongering by business interests and our own vanity to the breakdown of public systems and global inequities.
"Designer" H2O may be laughable, but the debate over commodifying water is deadly serious. It comes down to society’s choices about human rights, the role of government and free markets, the importance of being "green," and fundamental values. Gleick gets to the heart of the bottled water craze, exploring what it means for us to bottle and sell our most basic necessity.
Brother and sister Peter and Adele Robinson never stood a chance. Dragged up by an alcoholic, violent father, and a weak, beaten mother, their childhood in Manchester only prepared them for a life of crime and struggle. But Adele is determined to break the mould. She studies hard at school and, inspired by her beloved grandmother Joyce, she finally makes a successful life for herself on her own.
Peter is not so lucky. Getting more and more immersed in the murky world of crime and gangs, his close bonds with Adele gradually loosen until they look set to break altogether.
But old habits die hard, and one devastating night, Adele is forced to confront her violent past. Dragged back into her worst nightmares, there's only one person she can turn to when her life is on the line – her brother Peter. After all, blood is thicker than water...
Determined to find her father (and possibly save Saarthe), Lucy and her vexingly stubborn friend Pete follow William Darrington’s trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb. As they encounter Lupine princesses, giant sea serpents, and all manner of terrifying creatures, Lucy hasn’t reckoned that the dreamwood itself might be the greatest threat of all.
Maybe the hit Starz series has you curious about Diana Gabaldon’s genre-defying Outlander, or MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles has inspired you to dive into the timeless fantasy novels of Terry Brooks. Maybe you’re a Star Wars fan who can’t wait to take the journey to The Force Awakens. Maybe you’ve heard a lot about Pierce Brown’s The Red Rising Trilogy, Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles, or Peter V. Brett’s The Demon Cycle and wish to take a sneak peek. Whatever the reason, you’ve come to the right place. Because this year’s sampler is bigger and better than ever!
Featuring provocative work from New York Times bestselling stalwarts like Scott Sigler, Harry Turtledove, and China Miéville alongside rising stars like C. A. Higgins, Sylvain Neuvel, and Carlton Mellick III, this eBook sampler shows you the future of fiction. Within are excerpts of:
THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS by Peter F. Hamilton
ALIVE by Scott Sigler
ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
BOMBS AWAY by Harry Turtledove
CHILDREN OF FIRE by Drew Karpyshyn
CLASH OF EAGLES by Alan Smale
CLOWNFELLAS by Carlton Mellick III
CONSUMPTION by Heather Herrman
THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
EMERGENCE: DAVE VS. THE MONSTERS by John Birmingham
GREEN EARTH by Kim Stanley Robinson
HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie
THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE by Paul S. Kemp
HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON by Naomi Novik
HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne
THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch
LIESMITH by Alis Franklin
LIGHTLESS by C. A. Higgins
MERCY HOUSE by Adam Cesare
OLD VENUS, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon
RED RISING by Pierce Brown
THE SHADOW REVOLUTION: CROWN & KEY by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith
SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel
STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller
STAR WARS: DARK DISCIPLE by Christie Golden
STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp
THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville
UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
THE WARDED MAN by Peter V. Brett
ZERO WORLD by Jason M. Hough
The mighty Norman warrior destined for greatness—forced to take sides in a bloody battle for power and glory . . .
The willful Saxon princess born into a land divided by blackest treachery—fighting for her life against the despised Norman invaders . . .
He would rescue her from certain death. And she would flee, determined to resist this seductive enemy who vowed to conquer her with a passion that would turn her heart to fire . . .
“Engrossing. Sexy.” –Publishers Weekly
Centuries ago, in another lifetime, the man Jillian Llewellyn loved tried but failed to save her. Now, in this season of miracles, two lost souls are being given a second chance.
Since her husband’s death, jewelry designer Jillian Llewellyn has withdrawn, focusing only on her work. But something unimaginable is going to shatter her safe world, drawing her into a web of danger and desire. At the center of the storm is a handsome stranger, Robert Marston. The new silent partner at Llewellyn Enterprises, Marston is as formidable as he is intimidating...as mysterious as he is familiar. The connection she feels is bone deep--as if they’ve known each other before.
When several bizarre accidents strike Jillian, a chilling fear that someone wants to harm her begins to grow. But who would want her dead? A co-worker? A member of her own close-knit family? Against her will she is drawn to Robert, unsure whether he is her salvation...or her damnation. Now, as the ghosts of the past are resurrected, Jillian and Robert must forge a new destiny as they unlock the timeless secrets of passion and betrayal. At Christmas time, anything is possible...if you believe.
Originally published in 2001
--RT Book Reviews
The willful and beautiful Lady Genevieve would do anything to save her beloved Edenby Castle
. . . even if she had to share the name—and bed--of her most treacherous foe . . .
He was Lord Tristan, nobleman and knight. Magnificent in battle, he would lead his invading army across the land, only to become captive to the sensual charms of the bold enchantress who was secretly plotting his destruction . . .
They were born to be enemies and destined to be lovers—players in a perilous game of intrigue and passion where the price was one woman’s innocence . . . and the prize was one man’s heart.
In her weakest moment, Hannah finds an object buried in the sand that not only gives her the motivation to change her life, but the strength to take a chance and seek refuge in God. Desperate for a change, Hannah moves to her hometown of South Lake Tahoe. With guidance from her grandmother, Meg, and friend Peter Shanahan, Hannah begins to piece her life together by surrendering herself to God. Although Hannah finds hope in The Lord and begins to feel His mighty healing, she also feels the haunting memories from her past gripping at her soul and pulling her back into a dark pit. Eventually Hannah is forced to confront the darkness of her past in order to make room for the light of Christ in her future.
Will Hannah be able to let go of her bondage and follow the path that God has called her to be on? Or will she remain a prisoner to her painful past forever?
Now Microsoft has done it again with the release of the Express tools. With nearly every home now having a computer and most people having access to the Internet, being able to take control of the computer and write your own programs is more useful and exciting than ever. So Wright has decided to do it again.
In this book, you’ll find everything you need to program your computer by using Visual C# 2005 Express, one of the very latest programming tools from Microsoft. If you have never written computer programs before, Wright will show you how much fun and how easy it can be. Perhaps you are a programmer and just need to get up to speed on .NET for work—this book is for you too.
Wright took the same approach with this book that he did with the VB titles, and inside you’ll find a fast–paced guide to the essentials to get you programming fast. You’ll learn the C# language and the tools Visual C# 2005 Express provides. He covers everything from simple console programs to code that talks to the Internet, and even how to write your own database programs. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn to program with C#, this book will get you where you want to be quickly, and hopefully with a smile on your face. So dive in and change the way you use computers forever.
Why Moats Matter is a comprehensive guide to finding great companies with economic moats, or competitive advantages. This book explains the investment approach used by Morningstar, Inc., and includes a free trial to Morningstar's Research.
Economic moats—or sustainable competitive advantages—protect companies from competitors. Legendary investor Warren Buffett devised the economic moat concept. Morningstar has made it the foundation of a successful stock-investing philosophy.
Morningstar views investing in the most fundamental sense: For Morningstar, investing is about holding shares in great businesses for long periods of time. How can investors tell a great business from a poor one? A great business can fend off competition and earn high returns on capital for many years to come. The key to finding these great companies is identifying economic moats that stem from at least one of five sources of competitive advantage—cost advantage, intangible assets, switching costs, efficient scale, and network effect. Each source is explored in depth throughout this book.
Even better than finding a great business is finding one at a great price. The stock market affords virtually unlimited opportunities to track prices and buy or sell securities at any hour of the day or night. But looking past that noise and understanding the value of a business's underlying cash flows is the key to successful long-term investing. When investors focus on a company's fundamental value relative to its stock price, and not where the stock price sits today versus a month ago, a day ago, or five minutes ago, investors start to think like owners, not traders. And thinking like an owner will makes readers better investors.
The book provides a fundamental framework for successful long-term investing. The book helps investors answer two key questions: How can investors identify a great business, and when should investors buy that business to maximize return?
Using fundamental moat and valuation analysis has led to superior risk-adjusted returns and made Morningstar analysts some of the industry's top stock-pickers. In this book, Morningstar shares the ins and outs of its moat-driven investment philosophy, which readers can use to identify great stock picks for their own portfolios.
Each chapter begins by summarizing historical and theoretical concerns and connecting them with current practice and applications - all beautifully illustrated with stills from classic commercial and independent films, as well as contemporary examples from student work. Having established this context, the remainder of the chapter focuses on walking readers through their own creative projects.
Topics covered include early animation technologies and techniques, scenes and staging, character animation, animated type, visual effects and motion graphics, pre- through post-production and experimental approaches to motion graphics.
Dozens of sample files are available online, for experimentation and to get readers started on each exercise. The companion website also includes example animations as well as links to recommended software tutorials, recommended artist websites, blogs and animation channels.