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Animals Don't Blush
  • Author : A. V. Harrison Publishing,David Gross
  • Publisher : A. V. Harrison Publishing
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0982971370
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers is a region of the USA steeped in histories of the mountain man, fur traders and the northern upper plains nomadic tribes. I joined a veterinary practice there in 1960, directly out of veterinary school. Our clients included townspeople, river valley farmers, high prairie dry land wheat farmers and ranchers, and North Dakota Badlands ranchers, the later doing their best to wrest a living from government grazing leases and their too small homesteads. All were determined, independent-minded folks who expected their veterinarian to be physically tough, knowledgeable about all species of animals, and skilled in the practice of the profession. Our animal patients were the same as they are today prone to the same illnesses and injuries. They were for the most part stoic and never embarrassed by anything they did or that was done to them. The characters in this book are those people, those animals, and that time and place. This is also the story of the personal relationship between my new bride and me as we learn to cope with being away from family, making new friends in a community foreign to us, and being Jewish in an area of the country with few Jews and a history of anti-Semitism. The story is complicated by the strained relationship between the veterinarian I work for and his wife and her family.

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    The Hanna Legacy
  • Author : David R. Gross
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1648037321
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This is a historical novel based on recollections of members of the Hanna family and their collection of family photographs. I put my words into the mouths of the characters to tell their story. The novel is, ostensibly, about the lives and experiences of the male members of the family who owned and operated Pass Ranch, for five generations and now the sixth is taking over. However, obvious to any reader, the story is also about the grit, fortitude, determination, and heroism of the women in their lives. Particularly the pioneer women of the late 1800's and early 1900's, but also the strength of character of the wives I have known personally. Wynona Severance Hanna (Nona), whose photo is on the cover of the book, is particularly inspirational. She was a tiny, young woman who came to the Sand Hills to homestead her own claim. She was successfully wooed by Don E. Hanna Sr. As his wife she encouraged and supported him, pushing him to significant accomplishments.

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    Enos
  • Author : George Forss
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 729
  • ISBN : 9781462843817
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Enos is a biblical character. Enos is the grandson of Adam. In different bibles this name is spelled Enos, Enoch, and Enosh. It is said that Enos was the first human being to reach up to the heavens to pray to God for guidance. Enos, as far as science is concerned, would be the first early-on human being that paused one day suddenly to speak to God in the sky. This is so because somewhere in our past there would have to be a first person to do something like this. My book ENOS is my own prayerful quest to know the whole truth about humanity at long last. I do have it here. I believe I do because I asked for some guidance from God as did Enos. I started writing my book in 1983 and it is based on a stark experience I had when I encountered some amazing wisdom in 1969. This experience made me want to know more about God in life. My quest is based on a book I read that a young woman named Buffy put together in 1969, which had the wisest words I have ever encountered. Buffy had what she called a report. She had a report that claimed to contain the real truth about humanity in the universe. My book Enos is a similar phenomenal report about humanity and much more. My book is much the same as Buffys report because it is a recreation of what I saw in her report ... that, indeed, some Aliens did come to the earth in 1969 to create a new bible for our world ! There is a conversation that goes on for about 400 pages of my writing. In this way a new body of wisdom is born. My writing is about 700 pages in total. My book is not about my view of the universe revealing Gods might to us. My book is more like a prayerful quest because I am asking God in the universe for answers. I know that I have the same basic wisdom contained in Buffys book. My writing contains hundreds of new finding sentences. We know these as long standing wise sayings ... like ... He Who Lives by the Sword Will Die by the Sword. A few years after I met Buffy, from the day when she told me that some wise Aliens had abducted her and her friends, I ran into Buffy again. When I questioned her she said her report from those days was junk. She said ... You know how we were in those days, George. Her report wasnt junk to me and I had to have it back. Buffy didnt even know where her original report book was ! On this very occasion I made a vow to God and I started getting finding sentences immediately. These are transcribed all throughout my writing. God always wins. In ENOS we learn that humanity is a part of God and part of some advanced Alien life form intelligence that came to the earth about 200,000 years ago. I am talking about the giants we read about in our basic Christian Bible in Genesis. This situation of a foreign intelligence cannot last long and when it is over only a Godly being will remain that suits this earth perfectly for a very long time. This foreign intelligence is humanity. Enos is about God in the universe. Enos teaches us how to live freely for a million years. Enos is a new American style mindset [American lingo] about the wisdom that all natural creatures have known through the eons. The Aliens themselves in Enos are an amazing perfectly natural life form that has survived a long time in evolution to become who they are now ... who they want to be. My book has to be known as a religion. This bold statement goes along with the process by which I have been able to write this book out at all. Enos is also an overly long diatribe of rhetorical writing that many will not like ... and some will be completely enthralled by. It can also be looked upon as being a book of poetry. Enos has about 50 poems in it, a few long poems and many short ones ... and many passages that are poetic like. The Aliens in my report say that this entire writing is a prolonged po

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    That's Why We Don't Eat Animals
  • Author : Ruby Roth
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781556437854
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten). Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment. A separate section entitled “What Else Can We Do?” suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, such as:“Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast” or “Buy clothes, shoes, belts, and bags that are not made from leather or other animal skins or fur.” This compassionate, informative book offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject. That's Why We Don't Eat Animals official website: http://wedonteatanimals.com/

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    Ask a Science Teacher
  • Author : Larry Scheckel
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9781615191796
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  • Genre : Reference
  • Fun and fascinating Q&As on topics from astronomy to zoology: “A treasure.” —Library Journal We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mystery—or behind a haze of technical language. For kids of all ages—or those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didn’t—Larry Scheckel comes to the rescue. An award-winning science teacher and longtime columnist for his local newspaper, Scheckel is a master explainer with a trove of knowledge. Just ask the students and devoted readers who’ve spent years trying to stump him! In Ask a Science Teacher, Scheckel collects 250 of his favorite Q&As and provides refreshingly uncomplicated explanations. You’ll learn how planes really fly, why the Earth is round, how microwaves heat food, and much more on topics including: The Human Body * Earth Science * Astronomy * Chemistry * Physics * Technology * Zoology * Music and conundrums that don’t fit into any category “For any curious minded reader—young or old.” —Publishers Weekly

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    The Wonder of Creation
  • Author : Louie Giglio
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781400230587
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • In this captivating follow-up to the bestselling kids' devotionals Indescribable and How Great Is Our God, discover more mind-blowing, faith-building scientific facts and biblical truths about the wonder of God's creation from author, speaker, and founder of the Passion movement Louie Giglio. Well-known for his powerful and highly visual messages about science and the Bible, Louie Giglio has a passion for inspiring kids to notice, enjoy, and marvel at God's creation. In The Wonder of Creation, children will find new delight in God's creativity with 100 devotions that explore: animals—from honeyguide birds to flying snakes to white rhinos space—from black holes to volcanic moons to gamma-ray bursts people—from optical illusions to brain freezes to our immune systems Earth—from rainbow rivers to blue lava to flowing glaciers and much, much more! With engaging illustrations and striking photography, this fun and informative book is ideal for children ages 6–10. Each of the 100 devotions features a scientific fact or an easy activity for exploring faith, a short Bible verse, and a closing prayer. With a beautifully bright and colorful cover and a ribbon bookmark, The Wonder of Creation is ideal for science-loving kids, Bible-loving kids, and any child ready to go deeper in faith continues a well-loved devotional series that has impacted over a million children, parents, and teachers includes informative content call-outs inviting kids to "Explore the Wonder" makes a great addition to a homeschool STEM curriculum or a bedtime reading routine As kids explore this awe-inspiring devotional, they'll be amazed at the many wonders God has made! Check out these other books in the bestselling Indescribable Kids series: Indescribable Indescribable for Little Ones How Great Is Our God

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    The Transparency Paradox
  • Author : Ida Koivisto
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780192667908
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  • Genre : Law
  • Transparency has become a new norm. States, international organizations, and even private businesses have sought to bolster their legitimacy by invoking transparency in their activities. This growth in popularity was made possible through two interconnected trends: the idea that transparency is inherently good, and that the actual meaning of the term is becoming harder and harder to pin down. Thus far, this has remained undertheorized. The Transparency Paradox is an insightful account of the hidden logic of the ideal of transparency and its legal manifestations. It shows how transparency is a covertly conflicted ideal. The book argues that counter to popular understanding, truth and legitimacy cannot but form a problematic trade-off in transparency practices.

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    Poetry in the Song of Songs
  • Author : Patrick Hunt
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1433104652
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This ground-breaking study explores the structure and literary figures in the biblical Hebrew poetry of the Song of Songs. These figures include simile, metaphor, paronomasia, parallelism, sensory cluster, fertility language - flowers, spices, and plants as well as animals and images of wealth - and many other literary devices, delineated but not limited to how they also appear in classical literature as defined by Aristotle, Quintilian, and others. This biblical poetry is also compared to the Greek poetry of Sappho and Egyptian love poetry as well as to the Ramayana and the Kamasutra. The Song of Songs is discreetly yet firmly interpreted as erotic literature.

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    A Dangerous Predicament and Other Snippets
  • Author : SLN,Mithila Kannan
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781482840292
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • The book handles a vast and varied array of subjects and presents- A peep into the Indian family fabric and social relationships.How old values and tradition are still cherished.A peaceful co existence of modern fast life and ethical and moral issues of yester years.Problems of the ageing population and how contradictions are managed.The beauty and intricacies of Indian marriages.How problems and villains make life interesting. How religions enjoy barrier free relationships contrary to what is generally perceived about India.Bringing up children,encouraging their observation skills and creativity.The increasing influence of women force in building up the family. Middle class lives,their agonies and ecstasies.Subtle humour on day today occurences.The romance of the seventees sublime ,subtle with stolen glances.The birth of Premasai-a soulful visualisation.-Crazy happenings like catching monkeys,temple for rats and sending people to the moon-The beauty of ageing gracefully and dignity of losing teeth. The book has everything it takes to make it interesting for the entire family and different age groups

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    Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life
  • Author : Bruce C. Birch
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1451404603
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Among the topics treated are: Christian ethics as community ethics Charting the moral life Elements of character formation Character and social structure Decision making The nature and role of biblical authority Uses of Scripture in Christian ethics

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    How to Spot a Liar
  • Author : Gregory Hartley
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781427094223
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Read and download full book How to Spot a Liar

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    Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?
  • Author : Andrew Thompson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781612435077
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  • Genre : Reference
  • The bestselling author of Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red share more than 150 baffling, bizarre, and enlightening facts in the fun trivia collection. This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like: • Is Jurassic Park possible? • What causes “the shakes” after drinking a lot of alcohol? • Why do dogs walk in circles before lying down? • What makes popcorn pop? The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?, Can Holding in a Fart Kill You? has even more fun and fascinating trivia. Perfect for the ever-curious trivia lover, this book is the ultimate in truly extraordinary information. From silly to serious to outright bizarre, this expansive collection offers surprising answers and unexpected facts on everything from history and science to pop culture and nature. From the everyday to the fantastical—it's all here. “A very handy book that could honestly, save their life—or just answer all those questions they’re maybe too embarrassed to even google.” —Buzzfeed

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    Crazy Culture
  • Author : Peter Heinegg
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9780761856849
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Crazy Culture is a series of broadsides against many widely held misconceptions in both academe and the general public. Surveying the history and ideology of cultural realms such as religion, sexual norms, politics, economics, the arts, and athletics, Heinegg deftly identifies and explains ubiquitous traces of cultural sins by humanity.

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    The Warrior Rabbi
  • Author : David R. Gross
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1645506436
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • SAMUEL HA-LEVI IBN NAGRELA, KNOWN AS HA NAGID, LIVED FROM 993-1056 AD. Raised in Cordoba he became the Prime Minister of the city/ state of Granada, the General-in-Chief of its armies, and the head Rabbi of all of Andalusia. As a General he never lost a war. He wrote and published books on Jewish law and poetry, the latter in both Arabic and Hebrew. He conducted an active correspondence with Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora reaching as far north as England and Ireland and as far east as India and the Khazar Empire. Much of his poetry, some of his legal writings, and a bit of his correspondence has survived. Some of his poetry is included in Jewish prayer books to this day. Ha Nagid fled from Cordoba, became a scribe, then assistant to the financial vizier of Granada and, by dint of hard work and extraordinary intelligence and skill, rose to positions of real authority. Palace intrigue, the near constant threat of war from neighboring taifa, and never-ending struggles to protect his people dominated his life. He was a moral person forced, by his position and dedication to the welfare of the Jewish community, to participate in immoral activities. His son Joseph, whom he groomed from an early age to succeed him, was intelligent and educated but lacked the ruthlessness, leadership skills, and warrior nature of his father.

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    Gold Diggers
  • Author : Sanjena Sathian
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781984882059
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2021 * One of NPR's Best Books of 2021 * New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * Long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize “Dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise.” —Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere “Sanjena Sathian’s Gold Diggers is a work of 24-karat genius.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post How far would you go for a piece of the American dream? A magical realist coming-of-age story, Gold Diggers skewers the model minority myth to tell a hilarious and moving story about immigrant identity, community, and the underside of ambition. A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is funny and smart but struggles to bear the weight of expectations of his family and their Asian American enclave. He tries to want their version of success, but mostly, Neil just wants his neighbor across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal. When he discovers that Anita is the beneficiary of an ancient, alchemical potion made from stolen gold—a “lemonade” that harnesses the ambition of the gold’s original owner—Neil sees his chance to get ahead. But events spiral into a tragedy that rips their community apart. Years later in the Bay Area, Neil still bristles against his community's expectations—and finds he might need one more hit of that lemonade, no matter the cost. Sanjena Sathian’s astonishing debut offers a fine-grained, profoundly intelligent, and bitingly funny investigation into what's required to make it in America. Soon to be a series produced by Mindy Kaling!

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    Max's Story
  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Starscape
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780765395030
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Meet Max—a very special dog with a very important purpose— featured in A Dog's Journey, soon to be a major motion picture! Young readers will love this story in the popular A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales series by bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron. As soon as he sets eyes on CJ, Max knows that she’s his girl and quickly figures out his purpose: to show her how to navigate the big city. Being a native New Yorker, Max knows how to take charge, even though he’s the smallest dog at the park. At the same time, with CJ’s help, Max learns that he doesn’t always have to be ferocious—sometimes, he can be “gentle Max” and make friends. Young fans of Ellie’s Story, Bailey’s Story, and Molly’s Story will love Max’s Story, the story of a little dog in the big city. Includes adorable illustrations by Richard Cowdrey and a reading and discussion guide at the end of the book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Small Animals
  • Author : Kim Brooks
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250089564
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • "It might be the most important book about being a parent that you will ever read." —Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Still Point of the Turning World "Brooks's own personal experience provides the narrative thrust for the book — she writes unflinchingly about her own experience.... Readers who want to know what happened to Brooks will keep reading to learn how the case against her proceeds, but it's Brooks's questions about why mothers are so judgmental and competitive that give the book its heft." —NPR One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America’s culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals, Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than fear? Why have our notions of what it means to be a good parent changed so radically? In what ways do these changes impact the lives of parents, children, and the structure of society at large? And what, in the end, does the rise of fearful parenting tell us about ourselves? Fueled by urgency and the emotional intensity of Brooks’s own story, Small Animals is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children. In her signature style—by turns funny, penetrating, and always illuminating—which has dazzled millions of fans and been called "striking" by New York Times Book Review and "beautiful" by the National Book Critics Circle, Brooks offers a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we most value in our relationships with our children and one another.

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    Transparency, Society and Subjectivity
  • Author : Emmanuel Alloa,Dieter Thomä
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9783319771618
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • This book critically engages with the idea of transparency whose ubiquitous demand stands in stark contrast to its lack of conceptual clarity. The book carefully examines this notion in its own right, traces its emergence in Early Modernity and analyzes its omnipresence in contemporary rhetoric. Today, transparency has become a catchword outplaying other Enlightenment values like empowerment, sincerity and the notion of a public sphere. In a suspicious manner, transparency is entangled in the discourses on power, surveillance, and self-exposure. Bringing together prominent scholars from the emerging field of Critical Transparency Studies, the book offers a map of the various sites at which transparency has become virulent and connects the dots between past and present. By studying its appearances in today’s hyper-mediated economies of information and by linking it back to its historical roots, the book analyzes transparency and its discontents, and scrutinizes the reasons why it has become the imperative of a supposedly post-ideological age.

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    Animals Like Us
  • Author : Mark Rowlands
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1859846645
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  • Genre : Nature
  • Foot-and-mouth and mad-cow disease are but two of the results of treating animals as commodities, subject only to commercial constraints and ignoring all natural and moral considerations. Chickens hanging by their necks on conveyor belts, caged pigs with sores, bloated dead sheep with their legs in the air, mutilated dogs waiting to die after undergoing horrendous experiments in the name of science or just product-testing—these are some of the images that illustrate the indifference of a consumerist society to the suffering of animals. Few are willing to recognize that the packaged, sanitized supermarket meat that materializes on their dinner tables every day is the result of an industrial process involving unimaginable pain and suffering. We would be horrified if our pets were harmed, yet every day we eat animals that have been tortured and executed. Mark Rowlands claims that it is simply unjust to harm animals. As conscious, sentient beings, biologically continuous with humans, they have interests that cannot simply be disregarded. Using simple principles of justice, he argues that animals have moral rights, and examines the consequences of this claim in the contexts of vegetarianism, animal experimentation, zoos and hunting, and animal rights activism.

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    Don't the Moon Look Lonesome
  • Author : Stanley Crouch
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780307425614
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stanley Crouch's gloriously bold first novel provides an intimate and epic portrait of America that breaks all the rules in crossing the boundaries of race, sex, and class. Blonde Carla from South Dakota is a jazz singer who has been around the block. Almost suddenly, she finds herself fighting to hold on to Maxwell, a black tenor saxophonist from Texas. Their red-hot and sublimely tender five-year union is under siege. Those black people who oppose such relatonships in the interest of romantic entitlement or group solidarity are pressuring Maxwell, and he is wavering. As Carla battles to save the deepest love of her life, her past plays out against the present, vividly bringing forth a startlingly fresh range of characters in scenes that are as accurately drawn as they are unpredictable and innovatively conceived.

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    The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report
  • Author : Northern Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 2044
  • ISBN : SRLF:D0001044825
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  • Genre : Northern Ireland
  • Read and download full book The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report

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    Making Friends Keeping Friends
  • Author : Jonnie Carter Bassaro
  • Publisher : William Mulvey
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 093479118X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Read and download full book Making Friends Keeping Friends

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    The Musical Human
  • Author : Michael Spitzer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781526602749
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  • Genre : History
  • A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Full of delightful nuggets' Guardian online 'Entertaining, informative and philosphical ... An essential read' All About History 'Extraordinary range ... All the world and more is here' Evening Standard ____________________________________________ 165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm. 66 million years ago came the first melody. 40 thousand years ago Homo sapiens created the first musical instrument. Today music fills our lives. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Yet music is an overlooked part of our origin story. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages – from Bach to BTS and back – to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. With insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer renders a global history of music on the widest possible canvas, looking at music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects to apes, humans to AI. 'Michael Spitzer has pulled off the impossible: a Guns, Germs and Steel for music' Daniel Levitin 'A thrilling exploration of what music has meant and means to humankind' Ian Bostridge

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    The Mating Game
  • Author : Alex Cooper
  • Publisher : Placid Pangolin
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 1838313915
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  • Genre : Books
  • Animals are fond of feeding, fighting, and something else beginning with 'f.' But competition is fierce, and they'll need a few tricks up their sleeves to pass on their genes. The Mating Game investigates the ins-and-outs of creative courtship rituals, eyebrow-raising evolutionary adaptations, and an array of peculiar peckers that would make Charles Darwin blush. Each seductive specimen has its own illustrated dating profile, along with background info on its real-life mating strategies. Ever wanted to know which species engages in a spot of "penis fencing"? Is a love dart as romantic as it sounds? And what does a sea otter have in common with Christian Grey? From aquatic artists to pebble-thieving penguins, these amorous animals will pull out all the stops to win the mating game.

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    If a Lion Could Talk
  • Author : Stephen Budiansky
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1501142747
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Science
  • The study of animal intelligence has developed enormously over the last decade. Herons 'fish' using twigs as bait, monkeys add and subtract, dolphins hunt in groups to outwit prey, ravens solve complex puzzles. Steering clear of sentimental attempts to equate animals with humans, Stephen Budiansky shows us how superbly well-adapted animal 'intelligence' is for the survival of animals - large and small, wild and domestic - in the evolutionary contest. We can thus learn a true respect for their remarkable evolutionary heritage on Earth.

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    The Evolution of Beauty
  • Author : Richard O. Prum
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780385537223
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Science
  • A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum—reviving Darwin's own views—thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons—for the mere pleasure of it—is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.

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    Wild Minds
  • Author : Marc Hauser
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 080505670X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Nature
  • A psychology professor journeys inside the minds of different species of animals to discover how animals think, drawing on the latest research into evolutionary theory and cognitive science to examine the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral life of animals. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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    Between the Lines
  • Author : Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9781451635751
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

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    Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid
  • Author : Thor Hanson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781541672413
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Science
  • *A New York Times Editor's Choice pick *Shortlisted for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Awards A beloved natural historian explores how climate change is driving evolution In Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, biologist Thor Hanson tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. Anole lizards have grown larger toe pads, to grip more tightly in frequent hurricanes. Warm waters cause the development of Humboldt squid to alter so dramatically that fishermen mistake them for different species. Brown pelicans move north, and long-spined sea urchins south, to find cooler homes. And when coral reefs sicken, they leave no territory worth fighting for, so aggressive butterfly fish transform instantly into pacifists. A story of hope, resilience, and risk, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is natural history for readers of Bernd Heinrich, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and David Haskell. It is also a reminder of how unpredictable climate change is as it interacts with the messy lattice of life.

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    Chicken Cheeks (the Beginning of the Ends)
  • Author : Michael Ian Black
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0864619383
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Anatomy
  • Some bears will go to any length to get some honey. This one recruits every animal that comes along to form, well, a stack. The result? Tail of the duck to the gluteus maximus of the duck-billed platypus (with many other rears in between). Readers will giggle with delight at the bird's eye view of some hysterical animal bottoms. Follow this back-sided journey up the tree - where the real surprise awaits.

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    How to Love Animals
  • Author : Henry Mance
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781984879660
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Nature
  • A personal journey into our evolving relationships with animals, and a thought-provoking look at how those bonds are being challenged and reformed across disciplines We love animals, but does that make the animals' lives any happier? With factory farms, climate change and deforestation, this might be the worst time in history to be an animal. If we took animals' experiences seriously, how could we eat, think and live differently? How to Love Animals is a lively and important portrait of our evolving relationship with animals, and how we can share our planet fairly. Mance works in a slaughterhouse and on a pig farm to explore the reality of eating meat and dairy. He explores our dilemmas over hunting wild animals, over-fishing the seas, visiting zoos and saving wild spaces. What might happen if we extended the love we show to our pets to other sentient beings? In an age of extinction and pandemics, our relationship with animals has become unsustainable. Mance argues that there has never been a better time to become vegetarian or vegan, and that the conservation movement can flourish, if people in wealthy countries shrink their footprint. Mance seeks answers from chefs, farmers, activists, philosophers, politicians and tech visionaries who are redefining how we think about animals. Inspired by the author's young daughters, his book is a story of discovery and hope that outlines how we can find a balance with animals that fits with our basic love for them.

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    Collier's
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1088
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112039802183
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : United States
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    Mending Your Soul
  • Author : Ramesh Richard
  • Publisher : B & H Publishing Group
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 0805418342
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • In this introspective, reader-oriented book, believers and non-believers alike are invited on a thoughtful journey of self-discovery and understanding through the steps of discovering how to fill the spiritual void by letting Jesus into their hearts.

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    Eat Sleep Work Repeat
  • Author : Bruce Daisley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062944528
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • “An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.”—Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square “With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.”—Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive The vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives. How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team’s performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made? As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company’s employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he’s discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office. A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers—and employees themselves—can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including: Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend) Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity) Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness) “Let’s start enjoying our jobs again,” Daisley insists. “It’s time to rediscover the joy of work.”

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    Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Author : Wilson Rawls
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780399551239
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For fans of Old Yeller and Shiloh, Where the Red Fern Grows is a beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. This special edition includes new material, including a note to readers from Newbery Medal winner and Printz Honor winner Clare Vanderpool, a letter from Wilson Rawls to aspiring writers, original jacket artwork, and more. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It’s true that times are tough, but together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR A Great American Read's Selection (PBS) Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 14 million copies in print! “A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased....Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

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    Strays
  • Author : Britt Collins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781501122606
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Pets
  • For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, “this lovely, luminous story will warm your heart and make you laugh and want to share your life with a rescue cat” (Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats). Alcoholic and depressed, Michael King lives on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and sleeps in a UPS loading bay. One raining night, he stumbles upon a hurt, starving, scruffy cat cowering beneath a café table and takes her in. He names her Tabor, nurses her back to health, and she becomes something of a celebrity in Southeast Portland. When winter comes, they travel from Oregon to the beaches of California to the high plains of Montana, surviving blizzards, bears, angry steers, and rainstorms. Along the way, people are drawn to the spirited, beautiful cat and are moved to help Michael, who cuts a striking figure with Tabor riding high on his backpack or walking on a leash. Tabor comforts Michael when he’s down, giving him someone to love and care for, and inspiring him to get sober and to come to terms with his past family traumas and grief over the death of his life partner. As they make their way along the West Coast, the pair become inseparable, healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts. When Michael takes Tabor to a veterinarian in Montana, he discovers that Tabor has an identification chip and an owner in Portland who has never given up hope of finding his beloved cat. Michael is faced with the difficult choice of keeping Tabor or returning her to her rightful owner—and, once again, facing the streets alone.

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    Doctor Dolittle's Delusion
  • Author : Stephen R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 0300115253
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • Annotation Dr. Dolittle--and many students of animal communication--are wrong: animals cannot use language. This fascinating book explains why. Can animals be taught a human language and use it to communicate? Or is human language unique to human beings, just as many complex behaviors of other species are uniquely theirs? This engrossing book explores communication and cognition in animals and humans from a linguistic point of view and asserts that animals are not capable of acquiring or using human language. Stephen R. Anderson explains what is meant by communication, the difference between communication and language, and the essential characteristics of language. Next he examines a variety of animal communication systems, including bee dances, frog vocalizations, bird songs, and alarm calls and other vocal, gestural, and olfactory communication among primates. Anderson then compares these to human language, including signed languages used by the deaf. Arguing that attempts to teach human languagesor their equivalents to the great apes have not succeeded in demonstrating linguistic abilities in nonhuman species, he concludes that animal communication systems--intriguing and varied though they may be--do not include all the essential properties of human language. Animals can communicate, but they can't talk. "Written in a playful and highly accessible style, Anderson's book navigates some of the difficult territory of linguistics to provide an illuminating discussion of the evolution of language."--Marc Hauser, author of "Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think.

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    Mind as Machine
  • Author : Margaret A. Boden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 789
  • ISBN : 9780199543168
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • The development of cognitive science is one of the most remarkable and fascinating intellectual achievements of the modern era. The quest to understand the mind is as old as recorded human thought; but the progress of modern science has offered new methods and techniques which have revolutionized this enquiry. Oxford University Press now presents a masterful history of cognitive science, told by one of its most eminent practitioners. Cognitive science is the project of understanding the mind by modeling its workings. Psychology is its heart, but it draws together various adjoining fields of research, including artificial intelligence; neuroscientific study of the brain; philosophical investigation of mind, language, logic, and understanding; computational work on logic and reasoning; linguistic research on grammar, semantics, and communication; and anthropological explorations of human similarities and differences. Each discipline, in its own way, asks what the mind is, what it does, how it works, how it developed - how it is even possible. The key distinguishing characteristic of cognitive science, Boden suggests, compared with older ways of thinking about the mind, is the notion of understanding the mind as a kind of machine. She traces the origins of cognitive science back to Descartes's revolutionary ideas, and follows the story through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the pioneers of psychology and computing appear. Then she guides the reader through the complex interlinked paths along which the study of the mind developed in the twentieth century. Cognitive science, in Boden's broad conception, covers a wide range of aspects of mind: not just 'cognition' in the sense of knowledge or reasoning, but emotion, personality, social communication, and even action. In each area of investigation, Boden introduces the key ideas and the people who developed them. No one else could tell this story as Boden can: she has been an active participant in cognitive science since the 1960s, and has known many of the key figures personally. Her narrative is written in a lively, swift-moving style, enriched by the personal touch of someone who knows the story at first hand. Her history looks forward as well as back: it is her conviction that cognitive science today--and tomorrow--cannot be properly understood without a historical perspective. Mind as Machine will be a rich resource for anyone working on the mind, in any academic discipline, who wants to know how our understanding of our mental activities and capacities has developed.

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    Eating Animals
  • Author : Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780316086646
  • Reader Reviews : 87
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name. Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers" -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.