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Emory's Gift
  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781429996136
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! After 13-year-old Charlie Hall's mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school. But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho. And this very unusual bear will change Charlie's life forever. Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory's Gift is not only heartwarming and charming coming of age story, but also a page-turning insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and bridge the gaps that divide us. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey #3 A Dog's Promise (forthcoming) Books for Young Readers Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Max's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Toby's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale (forthcoming) Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Novel The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Novels A Dog's Way Home The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Emory as Place
  • Author : Gary S. Hauk
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780820355627
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  • Genre : Education
  • Universities are more than engines propelling us into a bold new future. They are also living history. A college campus serves as a repository for the memories of countless students, staff, and faculty who have passed through its halls. The history of a university resides not just in its archives but also in the place itself—the walkways and bridges, the libraries and classrooms, the gardens and creeks winding their way across campus. To think of Emory as place, as Hauk invites you to do, is not only to consider its geography and its architecture (the lay of the land and the built-up spaces its people inhabit) but also to imagine how the external, constructed world can cultivate an internal world of wonder and purpose and responsibility—in short, how a landscape creates meaning. Emory as Place offers physical, though mute, evidence of how landscape and population have shaped each other over decades of debate about architecture, curriculum, and resources. More than that, the physical development of the place mirrors the university’s awareness of itself as an arena of tension between the past and the future—even between the past and the present, between what the university has been and what it now purports or intends to be, through its spaces. Most of all, thinking of Emory as place suggests a way to get at the core meaning of an institution as large, diverse, complex, and tentacled as a modern research university.

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    A History of Social Thought
  • Author : Emory Stephen Bogardus
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433084119084
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  • Genre : Sociology
  • "This book is written for the world of students. In it any seriously-minded person should find a fundamental background for understanding the central theme of human progress, a substantial basis for attacking the most important problems of the day, and a call to renew his faith in the soundness of human aspirations. Inasmuch as this treatise is written for students, it is not intended to be the last word on the subject, but simply a first word. The theme of each chapter is in itself a subject for further investigation. In fact, the student with an alert mind will find in each chapter many subjects concerning which he will want to learn more. If the discussions in this book stimulate the student to make inquiries on his own initiative, they will have accomplished more than the author could have expected"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

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    Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1446
  • ISBN : LLMC:NYA10R6TXB0I
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  • Genre : Books
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    A Dog's Purpose
  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781447213246
  • Reader Reviews : 175
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The phenomenal New York Times Number One bestseller about the unbreakable bond between a dog and their human. Now a major film starring Dennis Quaid. This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders – will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, W. Bruce Cameron's A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

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    Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth
  • Author : Alice Crosetto,Rajinder Garcha
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780810885615
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  • Genre : Reference
  • All human beings encounter loss and death, as well as the grief associated with these experiences. It is therefore important for children and adolescents to understand that such events are inevitable and to learn how to accept loss and cope with their emotions. In order to help children through their pain, parents and caregivers need access to the proper resources that will help them discuss these topics, and educational professionals need reliable resources for creating courses of study on these subjects. In Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians, and students learn about coping with the loss of a loved one and the grief process. These resources include books, Internet sites, and media titles aimed at students and those helping them through the grieving process. Chapters in this volume include fiction and non-fiction titles about the loss of a family member, a friend, and a pet, as well as general reference resources, curricular resources, and websites. Annotations provide complete bibliographical descriptions of the entries, and each entry is identified with the grade levels for which it is best suited. Reviews from recognized publications are also included wherever possible. Anyone interested in locating helpful resources regarding death and grieving will find much of value in this essential tool.

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    Into the Wild
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307476869
  • Reader Reviews : 4488
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

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    Fearless Dialogues
  • Author : Gregory C. Ellison II
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9780664260651
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Drawing on all the community's collective voices--from "doctors to drug dealers"--Fearless Dialogues is a groundbreaking program that seeks real solutions to problems of chronic unemployment, violence, and hopelessness. In cities around the United States and now the world, the program's founder, Gregory C. Ellison, and his team create conversations among community members who have never spoken to one another, the goal of which are real, implementable, and lasting changes to the life of the community. These community transformations are based on both face-to-face encounters and substantive analysis of the problems the community faces. In Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice, Ellison makes this same kind of analysis available to readers, walking them through the steps that must be taken to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change.

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    Regents' Proceedings
  • Author : University of Michigan. Board of Regents
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : UOM:39076000949730
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  • Genre : Books
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    Proceedings of the Board of Regents
  • Author : University of Michigan. Board of Regents
  • Publisher : UM Libraries
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051327495
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  • Genre : Books
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    Black Panther
  • Author : Emory Douglas
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780847841899
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Art
  • A reformatted and reduced price edition of the first book to show the provocative posters and groundbreaking graphics of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party’s message, and artist Emory Douglas became the paper’s art director and later the party’s minister of culture. Douglas’s artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era’s most iconic images. This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party’s visual identity.

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    Annual Report of the President and Treasurer
  • Author : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1672
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033207294
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Record
  • Author : Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080294989
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  • Genre : Books
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    Managing the Gift
  • Author : Kevin Ross Emery
  • Publisher : Lightlines Publishing
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1890405213
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • The A.D.D. impacted person is part of the evolutionary process of humanity. It is time to acknowledge that these people have many gifts and insights that can help us move more clearly into the 21"st" century. They possess a kind of intelligence that allows them to where We have never gone before. What is our reaction? We complain that they are inconvenient -- that they do not "fit in the box". We often decide that the best option is to medicate and try to forget them. Well, change is long over due...and many of our institutions and paradigms will need to shift in the process. That, too, is long overdue. Managing the Gift provides an opportunity to truly understand this thing we call A.D.D. and how to utilize the gifts that accompany it

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    US Navy Submarine Tender Ship USS Emory S Land (AS 39) Journal
  • Author : Pen2 Paper,Military Lovers Journal
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1086656466
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  • Genre : Books
  • Journals are great for writing down ideas, taking notes, writing about travels and adventures, describing good and bad times. Writing down your thoughts and ideas is a great way to relieve stress. Journals are good for the soul!

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    Foundations of Human Resource Development
  • Author : Richard A. Swanson
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9781442962132
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Human resource development (HRD) is a very large field of practice and a relatively young academic discipline. Furthermore, HRD is deeply concerned about the dynamic issues of individual and organizational change. Such a profession is in need of a complete and thoughtful foundational text. That is the purpose of this book. The intention is that this foundation book will serve the needs of both practitioners and academics for the purpose of adding clarity to their professional journeys. While we have a personal preference as to the purpose and primary means of doing HRD work, the attempt has been to provide a fair review of the range of major views that exist in the profession....This book is directed toward several audiences. First, it is designed for university courses in HRD. We argue that every HRD academic program needs a course that teaches the foundations of the field. Second, HRD researchers will find the book thought-provoking and useful as a guide to core research issues. Third, it is written for reflective practitioners who actively seek to lead the field as it grows and matures. Finally, almost every practitioner will find parts of the book that will add depth to their practice.

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    The Whiteness of Wealth
  • Author : Dorothy A. Brown
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780525577324
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND FORTUNE • “Important reading for those who want to understand how inequality is built into the bedrock of American society, and what a more equitable future might look like.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Dorothy A. Brown became a tax lawyer to get away from race. As a young black girl growing up in the South Bronx, she’d seen how racism limited the lives of her family and neighbors. Her law school classes offered a refreshing contrast: Tax law was about numbers, and the only color that mattered was green. But when Brown sat down to prepare tax returns for her parents, she found something strange: James and Dottie Brown, a plumber and a nurse, seemed to be paying an unusually high percentage of their income in taxes. When Brown became a law professor, she set out to understand why. In The Whiteness of Wealth, Brown draws on decades of cross-disciplinary research to show that tax law isn’t as color-blind as she’d once believed. She takes us into her adopted city of Atlanta, introducing us to families across the economic spectrum whose stories demonstrate how American tax law rewards the preferences and practices of white people while pushing black people further behind. From attending college to getting married to buying a home, black Americans find themselves at a financial disadvantage compared to their white peers. The results are an ever-increasing wealth gap and more black families shut out of the American dream. Solving the problem will require a wholesale rethinking of America’s tax code. But it will also require both black and white Americans to make different choices. This urgent, actionable book points the way forward.

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    Inner Engineering
  • Author : Sadhguru
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780812997798
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with a time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga. “A loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.”—Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element, Finding Your Element, and Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH The practice of hatha yoga, as we commonly know it, is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. In fact, yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy. A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening, from a boy with an unusual affinity for the natural world to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, where time stood still and he emerged radically changed. Today, as the founder of Isha, an organization devoted to humanitarian causes, he lights the path for millions. The term guru, he notes, means “dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. . . . As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life.” The wisdom distilled in this accessible, profound, and engaging book offers readers time-tested tools that are fresh, alive, and radiantly new. Inner Engineering presents a revolutionary way of thinking about our agency and our humanity and the opportunity to achieve nothing less than a life of joy.

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    The Palm of Alpha Tau Omega
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080143251
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  • Genre : Greek letter societies
  • Vol. 57, no. 3 is a "Directory issue."

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    Deeply Rooted Dreams
  • Author : Alexander Mukte
  • Publisher : The Rewired
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1952030021
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Deeply Rooted Dreams is the second installment of The Rewired Series, unveiling more of the universal trial that Ori alluded to in The Recruiter.

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    Men in Search of Man
  • Author : Percy C. Madeira Jr.,Percy C. Madeira, Jr.
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781512804027
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  • Genre : Education
  • In 1962 the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania observed its seventy-fifth anniversary. During those seventy-five years the sciences of anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology—the studies of man, his antiquity, and his cultures—grew into major areas of study and research. Paralleling this growth of the study of man, in fact an integral part of it, has been the growth of the University Museum. Men in Search of Man tells the story of the University Museum by telling the stories of the men who were responsible for the success of the institution. The scientific contributions are recorded in hundreds of journals and periodicals; this is the story of the men who made those contributions. The University Museum was a direct outgrowth of a Babylonian expedition to Nip­ pur, a prebiblical city-state in Mesopotamia. The artifacts brought back from this expedition, and subsequent ones, formed the nucleus of the museum's famous collection. The expedition to Nippur was only the beginning, however, of a series of expeditions to such far-flung places as Ur of the Chaldees; Tikal, Guatemala; and Meydum, Egypt. These archaeological feats, and many others, firmly established the University Museum as an important force in archaeological discovery and exploitation. Percy C. Madeira, Jr. has told the story of the University Museum with the knowledge and insight that could come only from having been intimately associated with the institution for more than thirty years. Serving successively as Vice-President, President, and Chairman of the Board, Madeira was instrumental in the growth and expansion of the University Museum and its facilities and services. Along with the story of the museum, the author has told some of the classic anecdotes relative to the museum and its staff. Illustrated with many photographs of the expeditions, as well as of the collections, Men in Search of Man contains several supplements listing additional information pertinent to the history of the museum.

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    Practical Microwave Synthesis for Organic Chemists
  • Author : C. Oliver Kappe,Doris Dallinger,Shaun S. Murphree
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9783527623914
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  • Genre : Science
  • With the novice user in mind, this beginner's guide explains thebasics behind microwave technology, evaluates available instrumentsand reaction modes, and provides practical hints for everyeventuality. Includes 27 detailed protocols for often-usedreactions. From the contents: 1 Microwave Synthesis - An Introduction 2 Microwave Theory 3 Equipment Review 4 Microwave Processing Techniques 5 Starting With Microwave Chemistry 6 Experimental Protocols 6.1 General Small-Scale Sealed-Vessel Microwave Processing 6.2 Reaction Optimization 6.3 Library Generation 6.4 Reaction Scale-Up 6.5 Special Processing Techniques

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    The Poisonwood Bible
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN : 9780571246212
  • Reader Reviews : 283
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Breathtaking.' Sunday Times 'Exquisite.' The Times 'Beautiful.' Independent 'Powerful.' New York Times An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world. This story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. What readers are saying 'This remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.' 'I felt every emotion under the sky with this book.' 'Riveting.' 'This novel left a lasting - YEARS LASTING - impression.' 'This is one of those booksthat stands the test of time and is worth rereading.' 'Five epic, no-wonder-this-book-is-so-well-loved stars!'

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    Triton's Daughter
  • Author : Emory Gayle
  • Publisher : Emory Gayle
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1775353842
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  • Genre : Books
  • What if the person that you had been dreaming of since you were a child was real? Kylaya and Jett have been dreaming of each other since they were children. Never believing that the other truly existed, they forged their way in their own separate worlds; unaware that the other was closer than they realized. Kylaya, heir to the throne of the underwater kingdom of Triton, has been tossed into her leadership role much earlier than expected. When her father falls ill, it is left to her to lead her people and keep them safe from the threat of the Sirens - a deadly race of mutated Mer. She discovers just how dangerous her job is when she finds herself at the mercy of a Siren; which is almost as scary as her engagement to a man she could never fall in love with. Jett has lived his life on the prairies at the heart of the grain belt in Saskatchewan all his life. He found his calling upholding his people's laws and protecting them. Highly skilled and deadly at his job, Jett is one of his people's most prominent citizens. But when he sees a young, beautiful Mer attacked by a Siren, he throws away the reputation he has worked hard for by disobeying his people's first law - never make contact with the Mer - and saves her. KyLaya and Jett are brought together in the most unlikely of situations, forced to face each other and the feelings that have been growing between them for years. Will their love for each other survive the prejudice that they were raised with? Will they be able to see each other for who they are, not what they are before an ancient power destroys them both? The gods seek them. Evil searches for them. For, KyLaya is a Mer and Jett is a Sirenite. A Siren's son.

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    Penn Center
  • Author : Orville Vernon Burton,Wilbur Cross
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 9780820326023
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  • Genre : History
  • Here is all of Penn Center's rich past and present, as told through the experiences of its longtime Gullah inhabitants and visitors to St. Helena Island. It is the inspiring story behind the first school for former slaves, from the Civil War through the civil rights movement, illustrated in forty-two captivating photographs.

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    Triple Exclam!!!
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0998118001
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
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    Report of the Treasurer Issue
  • Author : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112112208266
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  • Genre : Books
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    Host Bibliographic Record for Boundwith Item Barcode 30112114008730 and Others
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112114008748
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    Confess
  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781476791456
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fighting to rebuild her life after shattering losses, Auburn Reed is unexpectedly attracted to an enigmatic artist only to discover that the object of her affections is hiding threatening secrets from his past. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Slammed. Original.

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    The Serpent's Gift
  • Author : Jeffrey J. Kripal
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780226453828
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever since. But how would the study of religion change if we looked at the Fall from the snake’s point of view? Would he appear as a bringer of wisdom, more generous than the God who wishes to keep his creation ignorant? Inspired by the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal uses the serpent as a starting point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of religious studies and its methods. In a series of related essays, he moves beyond both rational and faith-based approaches to religion, exploring the erotics of the gospels and the sexualities of Jesus, John, and Mary Magdalene. He considers Feuerbach’s Gnosticism, the untapped mystical potential of comparative religion, and even the modern mythology of the X-Men. Ultimately, The Serpent’s Gift is a provocative call for a complete reorientation of religious studies, aimed at a larger understanding of the world, the self, and the divine.

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    Ruthie's Gift
  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0606174761
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Brothers and sisters
  • Just before the beginning of World War I, eight-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.

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    Some of My Best Friends
  • Author : Benjamin R. Epstein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Enlightened Gene
  • Author : Arri Eisen,Yungdrung Konchok
  • Publisher : University Press of New England
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781512601251
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Science
  • Eight years ago, in an unprecedented intellectual endeavor, the Dalai Lama invited Emory University to integrate modern science into the education of the thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in exile in India. This project, the Emory Tibet Science Initiative, became the first major change in the monastic curriculum in six centuries. Eight years in, the results are transformative. The singular backdrop of teaching science to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns offered provocative insights into how science and religion can work together to enrich each other, as well as to shed light on life and what it means to be a thinking, biological human. In The Enlightened Gene, Emory University Professor Dr. Arri Eisen, together with monk Geshe Yungdrung Konchok explore the striking ways in which the integration of Buddhism with cutting-edge discoveries in the biological sciences can change our understanding of life and how we live it. What this book discovers along the way will fundamentally change the way you think. Are humans inherently good? Where does compassion come from? Is death essential for life? Is experience inherited? These questions have occupied philosophers, religious thinkers and scientists since the dawn of civilization, but in today's political discourse, much of the dialogue surrounding them and larger issues-such as climate change, abortion, genetically modified organisms, and evolution-are often framed as a dichotomy of science versus spirituality. Strikingly, many of new biological discoveries-such as the millions of microbes that we now know live together as part of each of us, the connections between those microbes and our immune systems, the nature of our genomes and how they respond to the environment, and how this response might be passed to future generations-can actually be read as moving science closer to spiritual concepts, rather than further away. The Enlightened Gene opens up and lays a foundation for serious conversations, integrating science and spirit in tackling life's big questions. Each chapter integrates Buddhism and biology and uses striking examples of how doing so changes our understanding of life and how we lead it.

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    Repo Madness
  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781466855915
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! Ruddy McCann is back in Repo Madness--the laugh-out-loud, thrilling adventure from bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron! Ruddy McCann, former college football star, now Kalkaska, Michigan repo man, is finally getting his life back on track. He has a beautiful fiancé, Katie Lottner, a somewhat stable job stealing cars, and a lazy, lovable basset hound. With his job suddenly in jeopardy, his fiancé wanting a break, and a new court-ordered psychiatrist insisting he take his medication or violate the terms of his probation, Ruddy finds himself missing the one thing he thought he would be happy to be rid of--the voice of Alan Lottner, dead realtor and Ruddy's future father-in-law. When a woman tells Ruddy that the tragedy that defines his life may, in fact, be a lie, Ruddy starts to investigate the disappearances of women in the area and soon discovers that his own redemption may be within reach. Alan's voice returns, and Ruddy and Alan work together to bring down a corrupt banker, win back Katie's love, and stop a serial killer before he can strike again. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey #3 A Dog's Promise (forthcoming) Books for Young Readers Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Max's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Toby's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale (forthcoming) Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Novel The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Novels A Dog's Way Home The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Unrequited Love and Gay Latino Culture
  • Author : D. Contreras
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781403978844
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Drawing on a wide range of material from art, theater, music, and literature, Contreras argues that historical memory is embedded in these forms of art and can perhaps take us "somewhere better than this place." The critical energies in the book come from Chicana/o and queer studies. Contreras views unrequited love as a utopian space of possibility and transformation. The discussion includes The Boys in the Band, Arturo Islas, Paris is Burning, Judy Garland, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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    Forgetting the Former Things
  • Author : Tamara Puffer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781532655609
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In August 1996 Tamara Puffer was a young, newly married violinist-turned-pastor serving a large suburban church. Her growing work with people living on Atlanta’s streets was beginning to reshape her theology and her calling, but a serious car accident derailed her carefully planned career path. Forgetting the Former Things is a rare tapestry of first-person faith journey woven with gritty theological reflection and persistent hope. Puffer writes honestly, poignantly, and often humorously about her efforts to accept limitations and to reimagine her life under radically altered circumstances. She finds solace in the stories of biblical women as she also wrestles with negative images of disability in Scripture. She embraces her self-described role as a “minister of vulnerability” in this troubling national moment—as jobs, healthcare, and affordable housing are evaporating for so many, as countless people feel terrorized by discrimination or the threat of deportation—boldly casting her lot with others whose marginalization cuts deeper. At a time when traumatic brain injury is in the national spotlight, and many families, churches, and communities seek deeper understanding, Tamara Puffer provides in these pages an insightful, inspiring, and much-needed gift.

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    The Valley Where They Danced
  • Author : Emory Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0988732564
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This carefully researched work of historical fiction is set in the rural Georgia foothills shortly after World War I--just as the new village of Helen was becoming a rough-and-ready sawmill town and power companies were building dams on the might Tallulah River to provide electricity for Atlanta. This was a time and place where scars from the recent war and the worldwide flu pandemic were still fresh and, all too often, visible. This book presents a world as it surely existed then, where passions run deep, where good choices lead to romance and bad ones set the stage for a twist of an ending at Tallulah Gorge. The Valley Where They Danced introduces you to characters so real you'll believe they indeed lived here in the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys of Northeast Georgia. Many, like the L.G. Hardman family--its patriarch a future Georgia governor--actually did. As you come to know them, you will care about them deeply.

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    Canary and the Mothman
  • Author : Emory Moon
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9798696899367
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • An inspired-by-true-events tale of Jesse a young boy growing up in Georgia's rural Blue Ridge Mountains and burdened with the "family secret".Jesse is pressured to keep the secret through intimidation, threats and violence but ultimately it's the SILENCE that proves his most difficult adversary. Jesse begins his journey on his family's farm during WW2 and winds his way through the bluffs, backroads and hollows of that nostalgic time searching for answers to questions he doesn't know how to ask. All the while... wondering...doubting...seeking....Jesse learns numerous lessons along the road a few the-easy-way but most the-hard-way. He encounters many friends (Chameleons) but only few foes (Owls). It's not until many years later he begins to learn that his youthful certainty was merely his inability to distinguish the Chameleons (foes) from the Owls (friends).Join Jesse as he struggles to comprehend his FAMILY'S WAY while attempting to obtain (Owlness) or answers to his family's secrets as he comes of age in this tragic tale of SILENCE. Find out how Jesse, an Owl at heart, becomes a Canary instead but for the SILENCE. Don't be like Jesse. He can only wish that he'd spoken up...

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    Innovative Neuromodulation
  • Author : Jeffrey E. Arle,Jay L. Shils
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780128005965
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Medical
  • Innovative Neuromodulation serves as an extensive reference that includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of clinical neuromodulation that is followed by an in-depth discussion of the innovative surgical and therapeutic applications that currently exist or are in development. This information is critical for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, bioengineers, and other proceduralists, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of physiology. As neuromodulation remains an exciting and rapidly advancing field—appealing to many disciplines—the editors’ initial work (Essential Neuromodulation, 2011) is well complemented by this companion volume. Presents a comprehensive reference on the emerging field of neuromodulation that features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in the field Provides commentary for perspectives on different technologies and interventions to heal and improve neurological deficits Contains 300 full-color pages that begin with an overview of the clinical phases involved in neuromodulation, the challenges facing therapies and intraoperative procedures, and innovative solutions for better patient care