The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1611478650

Total Pages:274

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This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant.

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Vampire Dreams Revamped (Sons of Navarus Prequel)

Author:K.M. Scott,Gabrielle Bisset

Publisher:Copper Key Media, LLC

ISBN:

Total Pages:100

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LOOK FOR THE FINAL SONS OF NAVARUS BOOK, BLOOD ASCENDANT, COMING NOVEMBER 12, 2019! A vampire for hundreds of years, Brandon Ridley is surrounded by others of his kind who enjoy their world to the fullest. Orgies, debauchery, and sensual delights leave him empty, though. What he wants is that one woman who will share his life. Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet and yearns to make her one of his kind. Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren’t enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his own sire, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before. But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he’s been without for centuries. mythology, vampires, romance, paranormal romance, New York Times bestselling author, USA Today bestselling author, paranormal series Be sure to read all the Sons of Navarus series and see why readers love these Alpha males! Vampire Dreams Revamped Blood Avenged Blood Betrayed Longing Blood Spirit The Deepest Cut Blood Prophecy Blood Craving Blood Eclipse Blood Ascendant (coming 11-12-2019) Sons of Navarus Box Set #1 Sons of Navarus Box Set #2

Shift in the conscious states of mind revamped

Author:karthik poovanam

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3730951939

Total Pages:49

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This book is a possibility for everyone who is looking for tools to unleash their true potential. Your performance will be at its best only when you learn how to dissolve your fear, have internal clarity, and have an amazing ability to have a vibrant relationships.

Revamped Classics for Teens Sampler

Author:Various Authors

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:144341915X

Total Pages:100

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Help your teen step into classic literature with this sampler of revamped classics written especially with a teen audience in mind. These popular authors have taken their cues from such classics as FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, EMMA, and classic Arthurian legends, maintaining the literary integrity and intentions of the originals but infusing them with drama, action, and contemporary language sure to engage modern readers. Teens don’t need to be familiar with the original stories, but we bet these accessible novels will make them seek out the originals. Featuring samples from THIS DARK ENDEAVOUR by Kenneth Oppel, HAMLET & OPHELIA by John Marsden, WONDROUS STRANGE by Lesley Livingston, THE ONE AND ONLY ZOE LAMA by Tish Cohen, and THE BILLIONAIRE’S CURSE by Richard Newsome.

Vamped

Author:David Sosnowski

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:0743270851

Total Pages:352

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Martin Kowalski is an eighty-year-old man stuck in a twenty-year-old body. He works the graveyard shift. He has a poster of Bela Lugosi on his wall and a box of uneaten Count Chocula in his pantry. He drinks stem-cell-derived blood from cleverly packaged and marketed juice boxes. He is, in short, a vampire. But since his wildly successful scheme to turn as many mortals as possible into vampires -- "vamp" them rather than kill them -- resulted in a new immortal majority, Marty finds little of interest to fill his countless days. From the deeply imaginative mind of David Sosnowski -- who gave us the critically acclaimed junkie-angel classic Rapture -- bursts this neo-vampire novel studded with pint-size vampires known as "screamers" (children who were vamped and are none too happy about it); priest vampires who helped convert their flock into lifetime members of the Church; stripper vampires who lap-danced their way into customers' veins; and one very small, very outspoken human girl. When Marty decides to end his endless life of soul-crushing ennui -- call it vampire affluenza -- a three-foot blond obstacle is thrown in his path: Isuzu Trooper Cassidy, a refugee from a human hunting preserve. At first he thinks "midnight snack," but before the sun comes up, Isuzu is the one snacking on his prized cereal collection as she charms him into staying undead long enough to raise her in a world rife with danger and almost entirely populated by vampires yearning for the taste of real human blood. The critics applauded David Sosnowski when Rapture was published, saying he "staked out a patch of turf somewhere between Franz Kafka and Douglas Adams." Now with Vamped, Sosnowski takes on a time-honored genre and breathes new life into it by turning Martin Kowalski's vampire world upside down and telling his story with rich, masterful, and frequently hilarious prose.

Euro Crash

Author:B. Brown

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137371498

Total Pages:262

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Euro Crash is a unique analysis of the European Monetary Union, arguing that it was not sub-optimal currency areas or profligate government spending but instead fatal flaws in monetary design and an appalling series of policy mistakes by the European Central Bank that lead to the current and ongoing Eurozone crisis.

The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

Author:Charles Saylan,Daniel Blumstein

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:0520948726

Total Pages:256

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At a time when wild places everywhere are vanishing before our eyes, Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein offer this passionate indictment of environmental education—along with a new vision for the future. Writing for general readers and educators alike, Saylan and Blumstein boldly argue that education today has failed to reach its potential in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. In this forward-looking book, they assess the current political climate, including the No Child Left Behind Act, a disaster for environmental education, and discuss how education can stimulate action—including decreasing consumption and demand, developing sustainable food and energy sources, and addressing poverty. Their multidisciplinary perspective encompasses such approaches as school gardens, using school buildings as teaching tools, and the greening of schoolyards. Arguing for a paradigm shift in the way we view education as a whole, The Failure of Environmental Education demonstrates how our education system can create new levels of awareness and work toward a sustainable future.

Sima's Healthy Indulgence

Author:Sima Cohen

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1510728082

Total Pages:272

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Sima’s definition of transformation is not about obsessing over the numbers on a scale—it is all about something that blossoms from within you, out from your very pores, that ends with a lustrous glow that shows all over your transformed self. It’s not just about eating good food and feeding your hungry belly, it’s about discovering who you are, and transforming your body and life from the inside out.When clients said they had a sweet tooth, or they were hungry for their latest diet’s “no-no food” and wanted to eat without the guilt that came with it, something immediately clicked in Sima’s mind, and she knew that she had to create a perfect, life-changing meal plan for them. This book is the ultimate guide to guiltless freedom that you can celebrate every day, without any depriving, compromising, counting calories, or measuring body fat! After two decades, countless hours, thousands of clients, and customized food and detox plans, it was a no-brainer to understand that everybody—no matter their age or social status—wants their cake, and to eat it too. This book will transform how you think, what you eat, and the way you live. Losing weight is just the cherry on top of the sugar-free sundae.

Roast Revolution

Author:Kathy Kordalis

Publisher:Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN:1788791339

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1947

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Revolutionise your roasts with this sumptuous selection of contemporary roast dinner recipes, with ideas for meat, fish and inspired veggie centrepieces plus rib-sticking desserts and thirst-quenching cocktails. The eternally popular traditional roast is adored by many, they are comforting, delicious and great for feeding a crowd. With essential tips on timings, the art of meat and heat, cuts of meat and how to make vegetables the main event, this book will ensure you cook the perfect roast every time. The classic versions have endless possibility for variation – try Smoky Rosemary Lamb Neck Fillet with Herby Grain Bowl and Charred Tomato Yogurt Dressing or Whole Baked Cauliflower with Chimichurri sauce served with Broad Bean and Pistachio Farro. Your Sunday roast will never be dull again!

From Reactive Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems

Author:Ezio Bartocci,Rance Cleaveland,Radu Grosu,Oleg Sokolsky

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:3030315142

Total Pages:301

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This Festschrift is in honor of Scott A. Smolka, Professor in the Stony Brook University, USA, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Scott A. Smolka made fundamental research contributions in a number of areas, including process algebra, model checking, probabilistic processes, runtime verification, and the modeling and analysis of cardiac cells, neural circuits and flocking behaviors. He is perhaps best known for the algorithm he and Paris Kanellakis invented for checking bi-simulation. The title of this volume From Reactive Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems reflects Scott's main research focus throughout his career. It contains the papers written by his closest friends and collaborators. The contributions cover a wide spectrum of the topics related to Scott's research scientific interests, including model repair for probabilistic systems, runtime verification, model checking, cardiac dynamics simulation and machine learning.

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems

Author:Armin Biere,David Parker

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:3030452379

Total Pages:425

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This open access two-volume set constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2020, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2020, and was held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2020. The total of 60 regular papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 155 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Program verification; SAT and SMT; Timed and Dynamical Systems; Verifying Concurrent Systems; Probabilistic Systems; Model Checking and Reachability; and Timed and Probabilistic Systems. Part II: Bisimulation; Verification and Efficiency; Logic and Proof; Tools and Case Studies; Games and Automata; and SV-COMP 2020.

The Invention of Wings

Author:Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698175247

Total Pages:384

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The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes. Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content

Session Cocktails

Author:Drew Lazor,Editors of PUNCH

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:0399580875

Total Pages:160

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A cocktail book introducing a new canon of low-proof drinks that highlight fresh flavors and facilitate conviviality, featuring more than 60 inventive and delicious recipes. Bartenders are increasingly moving away from strong, spirituous cocktails toward a lighter canon of low-alcohol drinks that you can drink all day. These drinks provide an occasion for more leisurely socializing through their "sessionability"--you can have a few at a time without having to go down for a nap. Driven by a renewed interest in aperitifs and the increasing availability of liqueurs and amari in the U.S., these drinks provide new creative opportunities for professional bartenders and home hosts alike. Session Cocktails explores this trend through the history and evolution of low-proof drinks, tips on building a low-ABV (alcohol by volume) bar, and more than 60 recipes appropriate for occasions ranging from brunch to the end of the night, contributed by some of the industry's best-known mixologists including Will Elliot, Natasha David, Dale DeGroff, and Leo Robitschek. In addition to drinks like the Mermaid Parade (Aperol, raspberry liqueur, grapefruit juice, and egg white), the Soft Shock (fino sherry, gin, lime, and mint), and Far East Side (sake, elderflower, tequila, and lemon), the book also features low-proof versions of your favorite classic cocktails.

CEMAF as a Census Method

Author:David A. Swanson,Paula J. Walashek

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:9789400711952

Total Pages:46

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In provocative terms that push the envelope of technical, administrative, and legal capabilities, Swanson and Walashek propose a re-vamped US census based neither on the current system, self-enumeration, nor its predecessor, door-to-door canvassing. Instead, they propose that it be built on a combination of four elements: (1) administrative records; (2) the continuously updated Master Address File; (3) survey data; and (4) modeling and imputation techniques. They use “Census-Enhanced Master Address File (CEMAF) as a descriptive term for their proposal, which is based on four principles and includes a proposal for an independent Census Bureau. They argue that evidence suggests that the methods used to conduct traditional census counts may be at the end of their useful working lives, as evidenced by increasing costs and declining response rates. Some of their ideas will seem farfetched. However, Swanson and Walashek believe this is the time to discuss radical proposals as governments re-examine the utility of traditional census counts and consider reductions, as is the case in Canada and England. This SpringerBriefs should be on the reading list of staff in statistical agencies grappling with rising costs and declining response rates, as well as census stakeholders concerned about costs, accuracy, and census utility.

Essential 120000 English-Filipino Words Dictionary

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen

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Total Pages:4456

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The Essential 120,000 English-Filipino Words Dictionary is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their Filipino equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning Filipino or English). The words you will learn will help you in any situation! Ang Essential 120,000 ingles-Filipino Words Dictionary ay isang mahusay na mapagkukunan saan ka man pumunta; ito ay isang madaling tool na may lamang ang mga salita na gusto mo at kailangan! Ang buong diksyunaryo ay isang alpabetikong listahan ng mga salitang Ingles at ang kanilang mga Filipino pantay na pagsasalin. Ito ay magiging kapaki-pakinabang para sa lahat (tahanan, paaralan, mag-aaral, paglalakbay, pagbibigay-kahulugan at pag-aaral ng Filipino o Ingles). Ang mga salitang matututuhan mo ay makakatulong sa iyo sa anumang sitwasyon!

Days and Nights in Summerville

Author:G.L. Giles

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781477173039

Total Pages:105

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G.L. Giles is grateful to be one of the "Indie Author" success stories. Shes had over 140 major bookstore signings (for various Borders, Barnes & Noble and Waldenbooks stores) in nine states in the Southeast and Midwest over the last two years. Shes also signed at some wonderful Independent Bookstores and businesses during this time as well. Shes been on television six times talking about her books for various stations in South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. In 2008, she had the career-making experience of being interviewed by the legendary Joe Franklin about being a nontraditionally published author and about her popular vampire series; it aired on his Bloomberg Radio show in New York and was heard by millions in 2008. Shes been a Top 10 Royalty Earner for her publisher and was recently honored by being in the "Author Spotlight" at their site. Furthermore, shes had an article, poem and interviews published in MetaCreative Magazine in 2008, and she writes a book review column called "The G.L. Giles Files" for Psychic Times. Her experiences with the unique challenges of being a self-published and successful author are gathered and presented in the first article in this book entitled "My Advice on Marketing your Nontraditionally Published Book." In the spirit of thwarting the hegemony and not being anti-hodgepodgery, shes also included in this anthology some of her award-winning poetry, micro-fiction, short stories and sample chapters, etc. from the final book in her vampire series. Finally, she decided it would be fun to include some of the digital pictures shes taken over the last few years while living on the edge of the vibrant spinney in Summerville, South Carolina.

Current Affairs October 2017 eBook

Author:JagranJosh

Publisher:JagranJosh

ISBN:

Total Pages:468

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Current Affairs October 2017 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by Jagranjosh.com. The topics for cover story and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general knowledge sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of September 2017. It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of September 2017 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to National, International, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The major topics included in the magazine for cover story are: India-Japan Relations: Changing Dynamics and China Factor, Recurrent floods in India : Causes, Impact & Solution, Rohingya Crisis and Its Genesis, Forex Reserves to hit USD 400 Billion: Impact on Indian Economy. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Mind Your Ps and Qs

Author:G.L. Giles

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781477173046

Total Pages:86

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There has been frequent debate about what Mind Your Ps and Qs really means. It has come to mean a lot to me over the years as minding my own Ps and Qs, not the dogma of stale thought, became what is truly important to me. So, I have come up with my own definition of Ps and Qs (meaning Poetry and Quotes). Specifically, my own poetry and quotes which I hope will empower others as they have me. In addition, Ive included a short story entitled Stripper Witch, and an article entitled More Marketing Advice which will hopefully benefit not only nontraditionally published authors but those traditionally published as well.

We’re Losing Our Minds

Author:R. Keeling,R. Hersh

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137001763

Total Pages:205

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America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. Many graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. The only solution - making learning the highest priority in college - demands fundamental change throughout higher education.

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!

Author:Lisa Lillien

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Griffin

ISBN:1250087260

Total Pages:400

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Lisa Lillien has sold millions of books by serving up clever and deliciously easy recipes with low calorie counts, huge portions, and easy-to-find ingredients that are good for you. With eleven New York Times bestsellers under her belt, Lisa is taking things to the next level with Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED! Keeping in line with the current clean-eating food trend (and as a follow-up to her to last smash-hit book, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry), she's taking on the beloved foods that Americans are OBSESSED with—comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts, and more! Donuts, lasagna, fried chicken, quesadillas, fudge... No food is off-limits, and all of them have been completely re-created, re-vamped, and CLEANED UP! With the unique and healthy recipes in this cookbook, you can finally enjoy ALL the foods you crave while eating clean and staying lean! You’ll find . . . Spaghetti Squash Your Hunger B-fast Bowl (271 calories) Caramelized Onion Cauli-Crust Pizza (316 calories) Peanut Butter Cup French Toast (344 calories) Love Me Tender Pot Roast (272 calories) Philly You Up Cheesesteak Meatloaf (198 calories) Oh, Wow! Chicken & Waffles (353 calories) Mad About Eggplant Manicotti (264 calories) Garlic & Onion Butternut Turnip Fries (196 calories) Grab a Fork Pork Fried Rice (197 calories) Reconstructed Nachos (245 calories) Three Cheers for Cheesecake Brownies (126 calories) . . . and so much more!