This is our uninhibited declaration of love to the good, the true and the beautiful in people. In a world like ours, it is easier to become skeptical or even cynical, instead of keeping one's heart open even if it breaks. Please do not confuse us with naĂŻve optimists. Our confidence is not based on anxious hope or blind faith. Our trust is a choice. It is the boldest and most intelligent choice we are capable of. Our call is a declaration of love to life and a wake-up call for the rebel who lies dormant in every person. It is our contribution to the unleashing of your power. Nothing is too good to be true. You want to know who we are? Let our words accompany you in your wild, silent heart. This is where you will find us. The Rebels of Spirit
To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own... Violet The new night sister is not all that she seems. Who is she and what dark secret is she hiding? As the mystery deepens, Sister Wren is determined to find out the truth. Dora The student nurse is struggling with her own secret, and with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily? Millie Dora’s fellow student is also torn between the two men in her life. But then an unexpected friendship with an elderly patient makes her question where her heart – and her future – really lies. As the nation mourns the death of King George V, it seems as if nothing is ever going to be the same again, especially for the women at the Nightingale.
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever? The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Shipwrecked on the shore of Japan, twelve-year-old Jack Fletcher is wounded and alone. His father and the entire crew have been slaughtered by ninja pirates. Jack's last remaining possession is his father's rudder, an invaluable book of maps and notes about the world's uncharted oceans. Masamoto-sama, one of Japan's greatest samurai, rescues Jack, adopts him, and sends him to samurai school, where Jack will be trained in the Way of the Warrior. Will it be enough to help Jack defeat Dragon Eye, the ruthless ninja who is intent on stealing the rudder at any cost?
Do you leap out of bed every day, excited at what lies ahead - even on Mondays? Do you bound out the front door to get out and get on with the day because you know you're going to be doing something that you love? Do you have all the material wealth you could ever hope for and travel to exotic locations on a whim? If you answered "No" to any of these questions, then this book is for you! What you're going to learn in this book is that what's in your life, what your life looks like, is completely up to you. That's right - it's your life, your choice! Doing something that you love is what life is all about. If you don't love what you do and aren't having fun most of the time then there is room for change. You may even already know that. What you may not know is how you can change. Your Life, Your Choice! will help you to remove all of the internal sludge that your true passion has been hiding beneath, since early childhood. As a small child you instinctively knew what your passion was, but for many of us it gets buried under the expectations of our culture, our family and even our friends. Rediscover your passion, and live the life of your dreams, your way, for the rest of your life.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Bruce M. Rothschild, Hans-Peter Schultze, Rodrigo Pellegrini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As scientific analysis of testable hypotheses has replaced the speculative approach to study of bone disease in recent and fossil amphibians and reptiles, the field has advanced from simply reporting observations to analyzing their implications. This process is predicated upon a reproducible data base which explains/diagnoses the nature of bony alterations and a secure review of the literature. Thereby hangs the rub. The herpetological literature are difficult to access (let alone read) and are scattered through many prominent and eclectic journals and in the lay literature. While older diagnoses often have not stood the test of time, the clarity of report descriptions usually allows confident identification of the underlying pathology.
Famed Victorian-era sleuth outwits a variety of unprincipled villains in "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Final Problem," "The Adventure of the Empty House," and two other tales.
Babar the King
Author: Jean de Brunhoff
Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)
This charming series of French illustrated classics follows the adventures of Babar the elephant as he becomes king of his people, builds a city, has a family and travels. Tested by difficult trials - from snakes to fire to runaway prams - he always comes out on top, with the help of patience, determination and, on one memorable occasion, a flight of winged elephants.
Retells the story of how an angel led the shepherds and kings to Bethlehem when Jesus was born.
Author: Alessandro Sanna
"The River tells four stories about life on the Po River, one story for each of the four seasons"--
"We are the Mods"
Author: Christine Jacqueline Feldman
Publisher: Peter Lang
Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of London’s Soho, where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, «We Are the Mods» contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the culture’s fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture.
Mod_perl Developer's Cookbook
Author: Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, Randy Kobes
Publisher: Sams Publishing
A task-based reference that will provide experienced developers with useful recipes and easy-to-follow solutions to common problems when using mod_perl in Web applications. The first mod_perl cookbook, containing valuable recipes that use mod_perl to extend the Apache API. with tricks, solutions, and idioms .
The Red Apple
Author: Feridun Oral
Author-illustrator Feridun Oral's gentle, beautifully illustrated, and timeless tale of cooperation and problem-solving that celebrates the world of animals On a cold winter's day, Rabbit leaves his burrow in search of food, but all he can find is a single red apple hanging far out of reach. Rabbit tries and tries to get his animal friends to help him reach it, but none of them can manage it. When they accidentally wake Bear from her hibernation, they all work together to figure out a way to get what they want.