The Monsters of Otherness

Author: Kaza Kingsley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416985573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3927

Trouble is brewing in quiet, pleasant Alypium, and only Erec Rex can make it better. All of the baby dragons have mysteriously disappeared, and King Piter has lost the trust of his people. Worse, the evil Stain brothers will become the new rulers of the Kingdom of the Keepers unless Erec returns to Alypium and challenges them. but if Erec becomes king, the power of the royal scepter could destroy him completely. As Erec performs deadly quests in pursuit of the throne, he discovers that the right path brings many risks and few rewards -- and when he must delve into the Substance that holds our world together, he must summon all of his strength just to survive.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Slide or Die

Author: Todd Strasser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439120862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5098

A house at the beach. A bunch of hot strangers. A three-month party that's Off The Hook. Seven randoms cram into a house down the shore, and they've all got agendas. Curt wants a gig. Polly wants a life. Owen's jonesing for someone he can't have. And everyone's geared up for one wicked summer. Surfing all day, partying all night. Here's the real question: If your boyfriend's cheating but you're too busy hooking up, does it really count? And if people aren't who they say they are, does it really matter?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Case of the Burrowing Robot

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: Hank the Cowdog

ISBN: 9781591882428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

View: 6920

Hank has faced every hardship imaginable-natural disaster, disease, and all kinds of monsters. But, this time, he finds himself up against a creature he's never seen before-and boy is it scary! Someone-or something, a bizarre robot with beady eyes and a full suit of armor-is digging up the garden. Hank is on the case immediately, but before he can put an end to the armored creature's antics, he gets blamed for the crime. Can Hank dig his way out of this mess, or has he burrowed too deep?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Home Dialysis in Japan

Author: H. Suzuki

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318021105

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 6946

Despite the various advantages of home dialysis compared to in-center hemodialysis, only a fraction of patients in Japan currently opt for peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis. However, considerable advances in research and technical improvements have been made lately, advancing the practice of home dialysis therapy in Japan.Japanese research is well-known for its ingenuity and creative energy with regard to the development of new machines and systems for dialysis. New insights regarding peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis are presented in the publication at hand: Contributions by leading Japanese experts discuss topics such as educational methods, techniques, tools, novel systems and organization of patients. The book will be of great interest to clinical physicians involved in dialysis care; Moreover, the expertise collected in this volume may contribute to the advancement of home dialysis therapy in a global context.
Posted in Medical

Empress of the Underworld

Author: Gilbert L Morris

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080247750X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9276

"I'm not going!" Abbey declared, "And that's final!" Their spiritual leader, God, has issued another assignment, and the Seven Sleepers are off and running. Well, most of them are, but not Abbey- not this time. How can Abbey know that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life? Even now the mysterious Empress of the Underworld is plotting to destroy both Abbey and her unsuspecting friends. How can she know that the wicked Empress makes slaves of all who enter her underground kingdom? How can she know that even she will soon come under the Empress's magic spell? And how can she know that her disobedience will endanger not only her life, but the lives of the other Sleepers as well? Through some difficult experiences, Abbey learns that God can be trusted and that His lessons are worth learning.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory

Author: Sandra Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136913076

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3043

Is current archaeological theory stuck at an impasse? Sandra Wallace argues that archaeological theory has become mired as a result of logical and ontological contradictions. By showing that these contradictions are a result of common underlying philosophical assumptions and fallacies this book is able to show how a fresh approach to this discipline is necessary to resolve them, even if this requires re-examining some of the tenants of orthodox archaeology. This fresh approach is achieved by using Critical Realism as an "under labourer" to philosophically evaluate archaeological theory. Starting by assessing the historical impact of philosophy on the discipline and then looking at the current relationship between archaeology and the ontology of the material this book facilitates the construction of discipline specific theory by archaeologists. The result is an approach to archaeology that allows both students and practitioners to free themselves from endemic contradictions and re-discover their approach to archaeological theory.
Posted in Social Science

Elisha Bartlett's Philosophy of Medicine

Author: William Stempsey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402030428

Category: Medical

Page: 246

View: 6850

The idea of preparing a new critical edition of Elisha Bartlett’s Essay on the Philosophy of Medical Science was suggested to me several years ago by Dr. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. Since that time it has been a pleasure to get to know the life and work of Elisha Bartlett. I am pleased to be completing this book in the bicentennial year of Bartlett’s birth. Bartlett was born in 1804 in Smithfield, Rhode Island, less than twenty-five miles from Worcester, Massachusetts, my present home—a short journey even in Bartlett’s day. I have been able to walk at some of the sites to which Bartlett continually returned during his life. Visiting Bartlett’s grave in the Slatersville cemetery has been an inspiration for the preparation of this book. Proximity to several institutions with rich holdings in Bartlett’s works and in nineteenth-century American history of medicine greatly facilitated my research. First, though, I want to acknowledge the College of the Holy Cross for supporting my sabbatical leave for the academic year 2003-2004. The American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts, was generous in giving me access to its remarkable resources. I was able to find many of Bartlett’s published works and other nineteenth-century medical literature there, and the entire library staff provided quick and able research assistance.
Posted in Medical

A Little Gentle Sleuthing

Author: Betty Rowlands

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471907333

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 8690

'A gifted and knowledgeable writer . . . engaging and readable' Financial Times Crime novelist Melissa Craig flees London, her agent and her over-protective lover to take refuge in the Cotswolds and produce bestsellers in peace. But a series of bizarre phone calls leads her to a young journalist convinced a real crime has been committed. When a corpse is discovered under the leaf-mould in woodlands, professional curiosity gets the better of judgement. And in the course of her investigations, Melissa finds that the truth is stranger than her own fiction.
Posted in Fiction

Time and the Transition to Natural Time

Author: Robert Shapiro

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 1622335287

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 8265

"The purpose of this book is to provide a context for your lives in the time sequence you find yourselves in now. This explanation of time -- and to a degree, its variables -- is being provided to you so that you will understand more about your true, natural, native personalities and so that you will be reminded that you are, as you know, in a school and that this school is purely temporary. You don't come here very often to this place of linear time. Like your own human lives, you are in school for only so long and then you live your lives. When you exist beyond this school, you will find all those lives infinitely easier. Even as the Creator, your lives will be easier than they are in their single, linear lives that you're living now because you will have all your components."" -- Founder of Time"
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Drop Dead, Juliet!

Author: Allison Williams

Publisher: Theatrefolk

ISBN: 1894870700


Page: 30

View: 1505

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A Gift from Home

Author: C. H. Admirand

Publisher: C H Admirand

ISBN: 9780989709910

Category: Colorado

Page: 324

View: 3209

For Readers who have read the first three books in the series, this is John Reilly's story! John Reilly is expecting a package from home, something light as a feather and twice as sweet. Little does he realize the package isn't the baked goods he's been dreaming of but a grown-up version of the thirteen-year-old girl who used to follow him everywhere. When John Reilly doesn't return to County Cork, Ireland, Jessi Fahy boards a ship and tracks him down. She arrives in Emerson, Colorado, hot, tired, and dusty, but he doesn't recognize her. Five and a half years of waiting in vain, combined with a horrendous voyage and the realization that John doesn't remember her, have Jessi fisting her hand and testing Mrs. Reilly's secret weapon. With a wicked right cross, big John Reilly goes down like a stone. In Book 4 of C. H. Admirand's Irish Western Series, the temporarily disbanded Committee for the Betterment of Emerson is at it again! This time they accuse Jessi Fahy of setting fire to Peterson's Stable, injuring Mr. Peterson, brawling in public and ruining the good name of the Flahertys' foreman, John Reilly. Other books in C.H. Admirand's Irish Western Series: THE MARSHAL'S DESTINY (Bk 1) THE RANCHER'S HEART (Bk 2) PEARL'S REDEMPTION (Bk 3) A GIFT FROM HOME (Bk 4) Other series by C.H. Admirand: The Secret Life of Cowboys/Sourcebooks, Inc. TYLER (Bk 1) DYLAN (Bk 2) JESSE (Bk 3) Contemporary Small Town/Sourcebooks, Inc. A WEDDING IN APPLE GROVE (Bk 1) ONE DAY IN APPLE GROVE (Bk 2) WELCOME BACK TO APPLE GROVE (Bk 3) Medieval Trilogy/DCL Publications THE LORD OF MEREWOOD KEEP (Bk 1) THE SAXON BRIDE (Bk 2) A SCOT'S HONOR (Bk 3)
Posted in Colorado

Marcia's Madness

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted,Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6731

Questions! Questions! Questions! The Sisters Eight have so many questions and so few answers! Luckily, one more month means one more Eight will discover her power and her gift, which means they're one step closer to discovering what happened to Mommy and Daddy on New Year's Eve. Marcia’s month is about to begin. You remember Marcia, right? The sensible one? The one who would never do anything . . . crazy?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Encoded Heart

Author: Peter J. Evans

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 1849970696

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1110

The galaxy's sexiest vampire is back! The most hunted woman in the galaxy has got a killer attitude... and one hell of a bite! The Encoded Heart continues the tale of bloodsucking vampire and sexy killing machine with attitude, Durham Red. Critically injured in battle, Red is spirited away by servants of the mysterious Magister of Cados, and taken to his vast citadel on the planet Magadan. However, this Samaritan is not what he appears to be, and Red must use all of her powers to get off the planet before it's too late. Packed with Gothic chills and SF thrills, this time Durham Red is on a whole different world of trouble.
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Paradise Postponed

Johann Heinrich Alsted and the Birth of Calvinist Millenarianism

Author: Howard Hotson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792367871

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 3804

This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally `occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in Herborn and Heidelberg and a little-known work on the conversion of the Jews by one of the figures most probably behind the composition of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Based on study of the full range of Alsted's works, his diverse sources, and widely dispersed manuscript material, the result is the first English book on 17th-century continental millenarianism and the first monograph in any language exclusively devoted to the origins of the doctrine within mainstream Protestantism.
Posted in History

Dragonfly Dreams

(Christmas Romance)

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel

ISBN: 1939143020

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 6603

Forced to sell precious family heirlooms to pay for her mother’s cancer medications, Loral Evans swallows her pride when handsome antique dealer Jake Coburn offers her one thousand dollars for a dragonfly brooch they both know is nothing more than costume jewelry. She simply can’t afford to walk away. On the brink of bankruptcy, Jake is taking a huge risk on Loral’s costume jewelry. Then again, it’s Christmas, and he hasn’t been able to resist her since the first time she entered his shop. When he discovers new information about the brooch's connection to the Titanic, Jake's attempt to do the right thing just might cost him his business, and a future with Loral.
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What My Parents Did Right!

50 tips to positive parenting

Author: Gloria Gaither

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451604998

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 7698

You don't have to be a perfect person to be a great parent. In this provocative book you’ll find fascinating stories written by people like John MacArthur, Jr., Kay Arthur, Joni Eareckson Tada, Janette Oke, Gary Smalley, Frank Peretti, and many more. From them you'll learn more than fifty tips to positive parenting—tips you can incorporate in your own family today—principles that will help ensure that you, too, do something right!
Posted in Religion

Paradigms for Language Theory and Other Essays

Author: Jaakko Hintikka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401725314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 8242

Several of the basic ideas of current language theory are subjected to critical scrutiny and found wanting, including the concept of scope, the hegemony of generative syntax, the Frege-Russell claim that verbs like `is' are ambiguous, and the assumptions underlying the so-called New Theory of Reference. In their stead, new constructive ideas are proposed.
Posted in Philosophy

Ice Fire

A Jock Boucher Thriller

Author: David Lyons

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451629303

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6644

Rising to the level of a powerful district judge in Louisiana, bayou-raised Cajun Jock Boucher presides over a first case involving a fugitive scientist who claims that a corrupt judge helped an energy company to steal his ideas about an alternate fuel source that is now posing an ecological threat.
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The Paradoxical Vision

A Public Theology for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Robert Benne

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800627942

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 5374

What are the implications of a person's faith for Christian social ethics? Robert Benne elaborates a basic theological-ethical framework for engaging the Christian vision with its surrounding public environment--political, ethical, cultural, and intellectual. He offers practical ways in which religious traditions do, in fact, engage the public environment.
Posted in Religion

Bonds of Imperfection

Author: Oliver O'Donovan,O'Donovan

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849755

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

View: 6083

Two of today's leading experts on the Christian political tradition plumb significant moments in premodern Christian political thought, using them in original and adventurous ways to clarify, criticize, and redirect contemporary political perspectives and discussions. Drawing on the Bible and the Western history of ideas, Oliver and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan explore key Christian voices on "the political" -- political action, political institutions, and political society. Covered here are Bonaventure, Thomas, Ockham, Wycliff, Erasmus, Luther, Grotius, Barth, Ramsey, and key modern papal encyclicals. The authors' discussion takes them across a wide range of political concerns, from economics and personal freedom to liberal democracy and the nature of statehood. Ultimately, these insightful essays point to political judgment as the strength of the past theological tradition and its eclipse as the weakness of present political thought.
Posted in Philosophy