Author: Suzanne Weyn

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545328821

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4512

A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out... It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
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Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect

Author: Jonice Webb

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448242X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 700

A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than the foreground. This will be the first self-help book to bring this invisible force to light, educate people about it, and teach them how to overcome it.
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A Novel

Author: Josefina Vicens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 9298

"It's a lot easier just not to write." So argues Josefina Vicens' alter ego, Jose Garcfa, in The Empty Book. Yet his need to write exists independently of his perception that an "ordinary" person has "nothing to say." In the very act of writing about "nothing," Garcia paradoxically tells a story that does have meaning and significance--the story of his own attempt to transcend the limits of mundane existence through creative work.Winner of the prestigious Xavier Villaurrutia prize, The Empty Book was first published in Mexico as El libro vacfo in 1958. A novel about the writing process, it stands as a forerunner of the metafiction boom of the 1960s that included the works of such writers as Cortazar, Pacheco, and Elizondo. The accessibility of its language and themes makes this novel highly democratic and empowering, rescuing literature from the realm of high art and opening it to participation by "ordinary" people.A novel for everyone interested in the process of writing--and not writing-- The Empty Book presents a novelist who deserves to be much better known by English-language readers. Josefina Vicens (1915-1988) was a noted Mexican screenwriter and author of a second novel, Los anos falsos. David Lauer is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University.
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Author: David Rakoff

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385533690

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 2338

In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff’s sharp observations and humorist’s flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity.
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Author: K. M. Walton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442453591

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

View: 8323

Deeply depressed after her father cheated on and divorced her mother, 17-year-old Adele has gained over 70 pounds and is being bullied and abused at school—to the point of being raped and accused of being the aggressor. From the author of Cracked.
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Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

Author: Todd Henry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591846994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9039

Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow to do our most important and valuable work. We fill our days with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines, and chasing the next promotion. But by the end of each day we're often left asking ourselves, 'did the work I do today really matter?' Die Emptyis a tool for people who aren't willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course. 'You have limited number of days on Earth. This book sends an urgent message- make them count!' Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startupand The Art of Non-conformity'In a field crowded with rivals, Todd Henry stands out as a unique and original voice. I love Todd's outstanding thoughts on how each of us possesses a career-in-potential, and it's our challenge to bring it forth so that we can 'die empty.' If you can read this book and not be inspired, you need a 100 percent full-body-and-soul transplant.' Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Artand Turning Pro'It's a veritable page-turner of insights and new ways to think about how to soak the most creative juices out of your life.' Twist Image'If you've pondered a life list, books you want to write, trips you want to take, creative projects you want to begin, don't allow those visions to die with you. Let Todd Henry help you make it happen.' Aaron McHugh's Insights Into Work, Life, & Playblog'Most of the advice is sensible, easy to implement, and a reminder that best efforts are more rewarding than mediocre ones.' Success
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The Tourist Papers

Author: Dean MacCannell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134933983

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8448

Empty Meeting Grounds continues Dean MacCannell's search for the cultural subject that is about to emerge from the encounter of the ex-primitive and the post-modern. It contains fascinating chapters on `Cannibal Tours', `The Desire to be Postmodern', the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., the Statue of Liberty Restoration Project and the urbanization of Yosemite Park.
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Author: Demi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805049002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9989

When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.
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Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742578216

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 6488

This shocking expose dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates portrayed by the media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of human treatment favored by animal exploiters, and explain why exisiting laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.
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Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148142002X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9440

When Neil survives a deadly plague and plunges into solitude, he must question everything in this gripping adventure from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. Neil’s world is shattered when he and his family are involved in a horrible car accident that leaves him an orphan. He is sent to live in a small village with his grandparents, whom he loves but doesn’t really know. Soon, a devastating illness, the Calcutta Plague, begins making the headlines. After killing thousands of people in India in just a few months, the disease begins to spread much farther, quickly sweeping across the world and eventually settling in the same village where Neil resides. The sickness is a strange one, affecting only the adults and none of the children, and soon Neil finds himself an orphan once more. Alone, Neil travels to London in search of other survivors of the plague. There he finds a strange world of fear and suspicion, where friends can be enemies and people will do anything to survive. In this time of strife, amid the excitement and loneliness of his solitude, can Neil find a way to focus on what matters most?
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A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684829576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

View: 959

Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.
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A Postmortem on the Balkan War

Author: Ted Galen Carpenter

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781882577859

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 2064

Discusses American foreign policy in the Balkans
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Author: Andrew Pratley

Publisher: Little Steps Publishing

ISBN: 0648267423

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5044

A little girl finds she has an emptiness. She embarks on a journey of friendship, music and giving, and along the way she finds her own joyful fulfilment.
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Author: Bruno Bettelheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029031400

Category: Psychology

Page: 484

View: 5315

Focusing on three case histories, the author attempts to reveal the problems and struggles of the autistic child
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Hypothyroidism, Introduction to an Underactive Thyroid Gland

Author: Robyn Koumourou

Publisher: Cocoon Books Australia

ISBN: 9780957767058

Category: Hypothyroidism

Page: 332

View: 6314

It is estimated that around 1 in 14 Australians suffer with a thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder of the thyroid gland and can occur at any age. Some symptoms are fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, recurrent infections, cold intolerance, hair loss, skin conditions and depression. Often thyroid diseas is overlooked or misdiagnosed and sometime poorly investigated and inadequately treated.
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Author: Abdulla Alshehi

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483429393

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2822

This Book offers out of the box ideas and the most innovative techniques in Water Harvesting & Saving technologies to help transform the Empty Quarter Desert into blooming Gardens. Chief Executive Officer to a leading environmental company in the UAE. A strong advocate of Environment issues. Received many awards related to his environmental achievements. Saved over 500 Million Liters of Water wasted in the car wash business. Inventor of “AL-Maa” concept which shall revolutionize the water harvesting science.
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Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399-1422

Author: Paul Strohm

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300075441

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 6982

The methods employed by the Lancastrian usurpers in their attempts to legitimise their dynasty's hold in the English throne included the reburying of the murdered Richard II, the invention of chronicles, prophecies and genealogies, new methods of trial and punishment, the use of spies, and the radical redefinition of treason. Strohm uses both literary and historical analysis to explore this quest for legitimacy, and the importance of symbolic activity to Henry IV and V.
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Saudi Arabia's New Basic Laws

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564320681

Category: Law

Page: 62

View: 2988

- Law of provinces
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The Journey from Home to College

Author: Andrea Van Steenhouse

Publisher: Simpler Life Press

ISBN: 9780961980627

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 183

View: 3129

Beginning with the senior year in high school, moving through the summer year after graduation, the final departure for college and the freshman year, Andre Van Steenhouse offers a lighthearted, yet savy look at this turbulent time through her generous and compassionate world view, making it lively, humorous, and emotionally resonant. She has interviewed hundreds of families making this difficult passage and includes their stories while providing her trademark sensitivity for handling each stage of the journey.
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