Neverwinter Saga

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786958049

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter—a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it. Unfortunately, the more they uncover about the secret of Gauntlgrym, the more it looks like they can’t stop it on their own. They’ll need help, and from the last people they ever thought to fight alongside again: Drizzt and Bruenor.

Vampire Mountain

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316905749

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

View: 1491

Mr. Crepsley leads Darren Shan on a dangerous trek to Vampire Mountain, the very heart of the vampire world, to be presented to the Council, but an encounter with the Vampanese along the way means trouble. Reissue.


Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674389

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2038

There's been a timequake. And everyone—even you—must live the decade between February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 over again. The trick is that we all have to do exactly the same things as we did the first time—minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year, betting on the wrong horse again, marrying the wrong person again. Why? You'll have to ask the old science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout. This was all his idea. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743289692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 5818

The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Immigration, Diversity, and Education

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko,Ruby Takanishi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135213585

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 1091

This edited volume presents an overview of research and policy issues pertaining to children from birth to 10 who are first- and second-generation immigrants to the U.S., as well as native-born children of immigrants. The contributors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on recent developments and research findings on children of immigrants. By accessibly presenting research findings and policy considerations in the field, this collection lays the foundation for changes in child and youth policies associated with the shifting ethnic, cultural, and linguistic profile of the U.S. population.

Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Author: Andrew Kahn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191552933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a 'founding father' of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian culture, and his works inspired operas by Musorgsky and Tchaikovsky (as well as Peter Shaffer's Amadeus). Ceaselessly experimental, he is the author of the greatest body of lyric poetry in the language; a remarkable novelist in verse, and a pioneer of Russian prose fiction; an innovator in psychological and historical drama; and an amateur historian of serious purpose. Like Byron, whose writing and personality were an inspiration to him, Pushkin had a sensational life, the stuff of Romantic legend. His writing treats all the most important themes that great literature can addresss-the nature of identity, love and betrayal, independence and creativity, nature, the meaning of life, death and the afterlife-in an elegant style and highly personal voice. Lyric intelligence refers to Pushkin's capacity to transform philosophical and aesthetic ideas into poetry. Arguing that Pushkin's poetry has often been misunderstood as transparently simple, this first major study of this substantial body of work traces the interrelation between his writing and the influences of English and European literature and cultural movements on his understanding of the creative process and the aims of art. Andrew Kahn approaches Pushkin's poetic texts through the history of ideas, and argues that in his poetry the clashes that matter are not about stylistic innovation and genre, as has often been suggested. Instead the poems are shown to articulate a range of positions on key topics of the period, including the meaning of originality, the imagination, the status of the poet, the role of commercial success, the definition of genius, represenation of nature, the definition of the hero, and the immortality of the soul. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of Pushkin's library and his intellectual context, Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence addresses how theories of inspiration informed Pushkin's thinking about classicism and Romanticism in the 1820s and 1830s. The story of the unfolding of the imagination as a vital poetic power and concept for Pushkin is a consistent theme of the entire book. It is this movement towards a fuller apprehension and application of the imagination as the key poetic power that guided Pushkin's transitions through different phases of his creative development. The book looks at the intersection of Pushkin's knowledge of important ideas and artistic trends with poems about the creative imagination, psychology, sex and the body, heroism and the ethical life, and death.

The Dawn Mistaken for Dusk

If God So Loved the World, Why Can't We?

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310565731

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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In his first book conceived and acquired specifically to be delivered electronically, Leonard Sweet contends that the church is blind to the changes that are dragging us into the future. Therefore, it is losing its influence as an agent of change and grace in the world. "There are now some companies who absolutely want to change the world more than the church," writes Sweet. He sees the church at a crossroads. It will either see the future as a new dawn and therefore embrace it as opportunity. Or, it will see the future as dusk and therefore hide from the darkness of the world. Sweet believes that God will be in the future, with or without us, and that an "Acts 27" movement is afoot. This book serves as a "naturalization manual" to help Christians achieve full citizenship in the new, postmodern world. It will teach them how to go from being immigrants to natives. From foreigners in a strange land to people of God, confident and at home in a rapidly changing world.

Contemporary Issues in Mental Health

Concepts, Policy, and Practice

Author: Leslie T. Foster,James André LeClair

Publisher: UBC Press


Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 8553

The social and economic burden of mental illness is considerable and, within the Western world, such problems appear to have increased in recent years. This volume examines a variety of issues related to mental health from the perspective of contemporary research, policy, and practice.

Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

Author: Henry Sokolski,Patrick Clawson,Strategic Studies Institute


ISBN: 9781312329584

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 3527

In his introduction to the September 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States, President George W. Bush wrote, "The gravest danger our Nation faces lies at the crossroads of radicalism and technology. Our enemies have openly declared that they are seeking weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and evidence indicates that they are doing so with determination. . . . Terrorists are organized to penetrate open societies and to turn the power of modern technologies against us." Iran is the poster-child for the nexus of terrorism and WMD. It is the world's foremost state-sponsor of terrorism, as well as one of the countries most actively pursuing nuclear weapons. Washington is vigilant about Iran's support for a network of Islamist terrorist organizations and persistent in pressing Iran to end its fi nancial, political, material, and operational support to them. At the same time, the United States has to come up with effective strategies to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.

Recent Developments in Carbocation and Onium Ion Chemistry

Author: Kenneth K. Laali

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841274143

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 8038

The volume is a collection of 22 chapters written by leading experts and active researchers in the field focusing on various aspects of carbocation and onium ion chemistry. These include stable ion NMR studies, solvolytic and kinetic studies, computational work, and synthetic/preparative aspects.

New Technology

Terrorism and an International Prevention-repression Strategy

Author: Alessia Ceresa

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

View: 9897

From the second half of the the years '90s, we are assisting to a progressive internationalisation of 'Terror(ism)', through the diffusion on a large scale fo the New Technology as an essential component of our lives. National and International Terriorism, in fact, has found a great ally in technological instruments and, in particular, Internet, since they guarantee a high level of anonymity and they represent new channels of communication, essential to keep internal contacts among the members of a single terrorist organisation and they are fundamental instruments also to develop an international network of connections both for idelogogical support, as well as for massive recruitment campaign. New technology has also developed new and more aggressive "technological weapons" (mass-destruction armaments and CBRNE weapons), used by the criminal terrorist organisations for creating new and alternative forms of blackmailing the International Institutions and the 'Civil Society'. These armaments are also considered a new source of raising funds for financing terrorism, because of the illegal trade of toxic and nuclear material. The time is mature for clarifying the concrete subversive capability of the several Terrorist movements that at a National-Intentional level represents a menace to the 'global security', in the light also of the fact that New Technology has progressively contributed in creating a world without spatial and temporal frontiers, through Internet and the technological instruments. This research also has the aim to develop a new program of prevention/repression strategy against Terrorism in any form and idelogical identity, to shorten the distance between the Terrorist phenomenon and the capability of the International Society to prevent and control this 'pathological' problem, using the same technological instruments exploited by Terrorism: from an 'asymmetric war' to a more and more 'symmetrical war', where the battle-field is the the Informational Technology.

The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing

Two Cases

Author: Kenneth Westhues

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773449220

Category: Education

Page: 95

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Examines two cases of academic mobbing with an introduction explaining the background, context, and significance of te incidents by Dr. Kenneth Westhues, the leading expert on the subject.

Healthy Recipes for Chronic Kidney Patients & Their Families

Author: Barbara Clark,Robert Minard

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605631455

Category: Cooking

Page: 94

View: 5917

I have been a dialysis patient for two years. I lost my kidneys to medication toxicity. Before this my husband and I enjoyed cooking together. We found the kidney diet to be a real challenge to stay on and yet cook something that tasted good. For two years we have worked with the dietitian at the dialysis center to create this collection of recipes. Always follow your doctoras instructions, as your diet may not include some of the ingredients. I hope these recipes give you a base to create your own style.