The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982120843

Total Pages:400

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An award-winning journalist’s searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance. In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war. One afternoon in October, while walking through an olive grove, he met three young Syrians—who turned out to be al Qaeda operatives—and they captured him and kept him prisoner for nearly two years. On his first day, in the first of many prisons, Padnos was given a blindfold—a grime-stained scrap of fabric—that was his only possession throughout his horrific ordeal. Now, in Blindfold, Padnos recounts his time in captivity in Syria, where he was frequently tortured at the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate, Jebhat al Nusra. We learn not only about Padnos’s harrowing experience, but we also get a firsthand account of life in a Syrian village, the nature of Islamic prisons, how captors interrogate someone suspected of being CIA, the ways that Islamic fighters shift identities and drift back and forth through the veil of Western civilization, and much more. No other journalist has lived among terrorists for as long as Theo has—and survived. As a resident of thirteen separate prisons in every part of rebel-occupied Syria, Theo witnessed a society adrift amid a steady stream of bombings, executions, torture, prayer, fasting, and exhibitions, all staged by the terrorists. Living within this tide of violence changed not only his personal identity but also profoundly altered his understanding of how to live. Offering fascinating, unprecedented insight into the state of Syria today, Blindfold is an astonishing portrait of courage that combines the emotional power of a captive’s memoir with a journalist’s account of a culture and a nation in conflict that is as urgent and important as ever.

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Buckles & Blindfolds

Author:Anitra Lynn McLeod

Publisher:Anitra Lynn McLeod

ISBN:

Total Pages:124

Viewed:1930

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Even though ex-cop Rick Browder is desperate for a job, being the bodyguard to a trick rider with a trust fund might be more than he can handle, especially when they’ve hooked up before. Keeping his hands off his sexy young client proves impossible, but the bigger question is can Rick put his ego aside to embrace a life with Quentin Tenney or will his pride ruin their chance at happiness? This contemporary western M/M romance contains a powerful bear with a soft heart, a trick rider with a fascination for blindfolds, a May-December romance, hot hookups, and a deeply satisfying HEA. 31,000 words or 124 pages.

Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants

Author:Sivasailam Thiagarajan,Tracy Tagliati

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470948644

Total Pages:272

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Praise for Jolts! "Only Thiagi and his co-author, Tracy, could have devised a list of 50 magical learning moments that are concise and certain to JOLT learners into new perspectives and profound insights. If you facilitate group learning or change management, you won't want to miss this one!" —Elaine Biech, author of Business of Consulting and Training for Dummies "Give your training sessions a jump start with Jolt activities in less than 5 minutes. These easy-to-use creative techniques help learners gain instant insights. Not just session starters, this collection is a valuable addition to any trainer's bookshelf." —Jean Barbazette, president, The Training Clinic, and author of The Art of Great TrainingDelivery and Managing the Training Function for Bottom-Line Results "As a Charter Member of BFT (Borrow from Thiagi) Club, I've been adapting Thiagi's training activities for decades. I have built college courses and training workshops around Thiagi and Tracy's jolts. Use the jolts from this book as a way to instantly and successfully engage your participants with your topic." —Steve Sugar, author of Games That Teach Jolt|jolt|: a powerful training tool that will help you engage your participants and focus attention on your learning event. Master trainer Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan and co-author Tracy Tagliati introduce a brand-new set of powerful training activities specially designed to get participants to sit-up, listen, and learn—to jolt them into a new level of participation, activity, and change. The forty-seven games and activities in Jolts! are interactive and emotionally charged—carefully chosen for their ability to make participants think, and think differently. When you really need to give your participants a powerful wake-up call, startle them into re-examining their assumptions and habitual practices, or encourage self-reflection, problem solving, and fresh perspectives—zap them with Jolts!

Biology of Bats

Author:William Wimsatt

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0323151191

Total Pages:418

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Biology of Bats, Volume I, examines most of the basic characteristics related to the anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of the bat. It covers the animal's evolution, as well as karyology, bioeconomics, zoogeography, principles of classification, and procedures and issues involved in the care and management of bats as research subjects in the laboratory. Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins with a historical overview of bat origins and evolution, karyotypic trends in bats, and the role of karyotypes in studying the biology of bats. It then discusses the bat skeletal and muscular systems; flight patterns and aerodynamics; prenatal and postnatal development; migration and homing; ecology and physiological ecology of bat hibernation; thermoregulation and metabolism; and the urinary system, including gross anatomy and embryology, histophysiology, and renal physiology. It also looks at morphological contrasts between the skulls and dentitions of different families and genera of bats. This book will benefit biologists, zoologists, teachers, and others concerned with the general biology of Chiroptera.

Blindfolded

Author:Daisy Rose

Publisher:Boruma Publishing

ISBN:1370781245

Total Pages:N.A

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"There is a dungeon hidden beneath the castle where women are treated as playthings?humiliated in ways an innocent little thing like you cannot possibly begin to imagine? Hmm? What do we use? Ropes, whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, clamps, anything that can fit- Oh, are you blushing already? Come now, wouldn't you like to have a look?" ~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~ "There is a dungeon hidden beneath the castle where women are treated as playthings?humiliated in ways an innocent little thing like you cannot possibly begin to imagine," he said with a wicked grin that did not reach his eyes. "I am not a child, Victor," I said through clenched teeth, more than a little annoyed that this stranger was judging me without knowing anything about me. "Of course not, but there are things that happen in the dungeon that will make you question a lot of things," he said. "What kind of things?" I asked, curious despite my apprehension to show him that he was right in guessing my lack of experience regarding sex. I wasn't completely innocent but every time a topic that had to do with sex came up, I would blush and turn away. "What do you mean what kind of things?" he asked. "What do you use?" I asked. "Hmm? What do we use? Ropes, whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, clamps," he shrugged. "Anything that can be fitted inside a woman's-" he stopped and turned to me. "Oh, are you blushing already? Come now, wouldn't you like to have a look?" My cheeks flamed red and I turned to stare at him incredulously. "I'm here to work, Victor, not to check out some kinky dungeon," I said. "Yes, but you do have to check everything, don't you?" I continued gaping at him, a burning sensation tumbling in my belly. "Yes, but-" "There is an event tonight," he said. "You should have a look," he suggested. I looked at him blankly. Was he asking me to go to the dungeon with him? Was it some sort of innuendo? "What? What do I need to do?" I swallowed, suddenly nervous. I sounded feeble and weak. "Submit," he said with a grin that scared me.

Blindfold

Author:Theo Padnos

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982120843

Total Pages:400

Viewed:701

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An award-winning journalist’s searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance. In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war. One afternoon in October, while walking through an olive grove, he met three young Syrians—who turned out to be al Qaeda operatives—and they captured him and kept him prisoner for nearly two years. On his first day, in the first of many prisons, Padnos was given a blindfold—a grime-stained scrap of fabric—that was his only possession throughout his horrific ordeal. Now, in Blindfold, Padnos recounts his time in captivity in Syria, where he was frequently tortured at the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate, Jebhat al Nusra. We learn not only about Padnos’s harrowing experience, but we also get a firsthand account of life in a Syrian village, the nature of Islamic prisons, how captors interrogate someone suspected of being CIA, the ways that Islamic fighters shift identities and drift back and forth through the veil of Western civilization, and much more. No other journalist has lived among terrorists for as long as Theo has—and survived. As a resident of thirteen separate prisons in every part of rebel-occupied Syria, Theo witnessed a society adrift amid a steady stream of bombings, executions, torture, prayer, fasting, and exhibitions, all staged by the terrorists. Living within this tide of violence changed not only his personal identity but also profoundly altered his understanding of how to live. Offering fascinating, unprecedented insight into the state of Syria today, Blindfold is an astonishing portrait of courage that combines the emotional power of a captive’s memoir with a journalist’s account of a culture and a nation in conflict that is as urgent and important as ever.

Looking Forward Through the Lifespan: Developmental Psychology

Author:Candida C Peterson

Publisher:Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN:1442556943

Total Pages:719

Viewed:488

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When a local context really makes the difference… The new edition of this original Australian text continues to offer the most balanced coverage of theory and research for Australian students and educators and appeals to students from many backgrounds. It covers the domains of development including neurological, cognitive, social, physical and personality. The text is organised chronologically by chapter. Within each chapter content is organised topically. This structure allows for a degree of flexibility and lecturers can choose the way they wish to approach the content, whether it is topically or chronologically.

Navigating the Social World

Author:Mahzarin R. Banaji,Susan A. Gelman

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199890722

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1154

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Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book will be the first to report on evidence that has accumulated on an unprecedented scale, showing us what capacities for social cognition are present at birth and early in life, and how these capacities develop through learning in the first years of life. The volume will highlight what is known about the discoveries themselves but also what these discoveries imply about the nature of early social cognition and the methods that have allowed these discoveries -- what is known concerning the phylogeny and ontogeny of social cognition. To capture the full depth and breadth of the exciting work that is blossoming on this topic in a manner that is accessible and engaging, the editors invited 70 leading researchers to develop a short report of their work that would be written for a broad audience. The purpose of this format was for each piece to focus on a single core message: are babies aware of what is right and wrong, why do children have the same implicit intergroup preferences that adults do, what does language do to the building of category knowledge, and so on. The unique format and accessible writing style will be appealing to graduate students and researchers in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology.

Imagining Mass Dictatorships

Author:M. Schoenhals,K. Sarsenov

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137330694

Total Pages:316

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This volume in the series Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century series sees twelve Swedish, Korean and Japanese scholars, theorists, and historians of fiction and non-fiction probe the literary subject of life in 20th century mass dictatorships.

Talkabout for Children 2

Author:Alex Kelly

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:042976331X

Total Pages:272

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Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned TALKABOUT books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem, and social skills of people with special needs. The three TALKABOUT for CHILDREN books, now in their second edition, are specifically designed to provide a foundation of social skills through which children can grow and develop with confidence. Revised for US professionals, and with a new Foreword by Nancy Tarshis and Debbie Meringolo (Altogether Social LLC, New York), TALKABOUT for CHILDREN 2 focuses on social skills including body language, talking, and assertiveness. Resources include: An assessment framework to help identify specific needs Over 60 structured activity sessions focusing on social skills, and the resources needed to deliver the sessions 25 group cohesion activities to help facilitate productive group sessions A three-term intervention plan This book is an invaluable resource for therapists, teachers, child psychologists, and all professionals looking to develop the social skills of children aged 4 + or children with special needs.

Essential 120000 English-Nepali Words Dictionary

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen

ISBN:

Total Pages:4419

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The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their French equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning French or English). सम्पूर्ण शब्दकोश अङ्ग्रेजी शब्दहरू र उनीहरूको फ्रान्सेली बराबर अनुवादको एक वर्णमाला सूची हो। यो सबैको लागि धेरै उपयोगी हुनेछ (घर, विद्यालय, विद्यार्थी, यात्रा, व्याख्या र फ्रान्सेली वा अंग्रेजी सिक्दै)।

Blindfold Chess

Author:Eliot Hearst,John Knott

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:0786452927

Total Pages:445

Viewed:694

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For centuries, blindfold chess—the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces—has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record in 2009 was 45 [and is now 46] simultaneous blindfold games. This work describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess’s greatest players—including Philidor, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand and Kramnik. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold, and its practical value, are also included.

Blindfolded Innocence

Author:Alessandra Torre

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488081646

Total Pages:384

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He was just as deliciously dangerous as she'd been warned… Don't miss this fan-favorite series from New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre! Brad De Luca is used to getting whatever, and whomever, he wants. The premier divorce attorney in town, he is a playboy who's bedded half the city, including his own clients. And when the newest intern at his firm poses a challenge, his seductive prowess goes into overdrive. Pre-law student Julia Campbell is fresh off a failed engagement and happy with her new independence. Even if she weren't warned away from Brad at every turn, she'd know he was bad news. The last thing she needs is an older man who could destroy her job prospects, not to mention her innocence. But before she knows it, the incorrigible charmer has her under his spell. His deviant tastes plunge her deep into a forbidden world of sexual exploration…but her heart may not survive the fall. First published in 2014

27000 English-Japanese Words Dictionary With Definitions

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen

ISBN:

Total Pages:2272

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is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words completed description you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words with their full description plus special Alphabet, Irregular Verbs and Parts of speech. It will be perfect and very useful for everyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, office, organization, students, college, government officials, diplomats, academics, professionals, business people, company, travel, interpreting, reference and learning English. The meaning of words you will learn will help you in any situations in the palm of your hand. あなたが行くどこにでも素晴らしいリソースです。 それはあなたが必要としている必要な記述を完了した単語だけを持つ簡単なツールです! 辞書全体はアルファベット順の英単語のリストで、完全な説明と特別なアルファベット、不規則な動詞、および品詞が含まれています。 家庭、学校、オフィス、組織、学生、大学、政府関係者、外交官、学者、専門家、ビジネスマン、会社、旅行、通訳、リファレンス、学習のための便利で信頼できるリソースが必要な人にとって、 英語。 あなたが学ぶ言葉の意味は、あなたの手のひらのどのような状況においてもあなたを助けます

The Social Life of Materials

Author:Adam Drazin,Susanne Küchler

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472592654

Total Pages:304

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Materials play a central role in society. Beyond the physical and chemical properties of materials, their cultural properties have often been overlooked in anthropological studies: finished products have been perceived as 'social' yet the materials which comprise them are considered 'raw' or natural'. The Social Life of Materials proposes a new perspective in this interdisciplinary field. Diverting attention from the consumption of objects, the book looks towards the properties of materials and how these exist through many transformations in a variety of cultural contexts. Human societies have always worked with materials. However, the customs and traditions surrounding this differ according to the place, the time and the material itself. Whether or not the material is man-made, materials are defined by social intervention. Today, these constitute one of the most exciting areas of global scientific research and innovation, harboring the potential to act as key vehicles of change in the world. But this 'materials revolution' has complex social implications. Smart materials are designed to anticipate our actions and needs, yet we are increasingly unable to apprehend the composite materials which comprise new products. Bringing together ethnographic studies of cultures from around the world, this collection explores the significance of materials by moving beyond questions of what may be created from them. Instead, the text argues that the materials themselves represent a shifting ground around which relationships, identities and powers are constantly formed and dissolved in the act of making and remaking.

The Athlete's Bible: Undefeated Edition

Author:Holman Bible Staff

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1433607611

Total Pages:1541

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Undefeated is the 2015 FCA camp theme. We serve a God who has never lost. God is holy. God is mighty. He is UNDEFEATED! The FCA Athlete's Bible is made for competitors on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels. Featuring 232 pages of exclusive FCA content, this FCA Athlete’s Bible is full of amazing tools to help equip, encourage, and empower athletes in any sport to study God’s Word. Includes: FCA Camp Meeting Material, Training Time devotionals, Warm-Up Studies, Athlete Studies, the Starting Line Devotional and the More Than Winning Gospel presentation. - “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” -1 Corinthians 15:57