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A special picture book about adoption from the bestselling creators of the beloved God Gave Us YouAs little fox gets ready for bed, Mama Fox tells him the miraculous story of his special arrivalISBN13: 9780061131769Publisher: HarperCollins PublishersPublication Year: 2009Format: HardcoverPages: 30
Dandi Daley Mackall is an avid animal lover and best-selling writer of many animal books (including Winnie the Horse Gentler and Starlight Animal Rescue); she clearly has a gift for sharing animal stories in a unique and interesting style. Her gift comes
Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors. While scientific advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have protected man, to some degree, from dangers such as starvation, illness, and exposure, the fact remains that our cave-dwelling cousins were considerably healthier than we are. Our paleolithic ancestors did not suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity.
More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90% of all species and nearly 97% of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle for paleontologists, and during the 1990s and the early part of this century a great battle was fought between those who thought that death had come from above and those who thought something more complicated was at work.
What do God and the Caped Crusader have in common? While Batman is a secular superhero patrolling the fictional streets of Gotham City, the Caped Crusader is one whose story creates multiple opportunities for believers to talk about the redemptive spiritual truths of Christianity. While the book touches on Batman's many incarnations over the last 70 years in print, on television, and at the local Cineplex for the enjoyment of Batman fans everywhere, it primarily focuses on Christopher Nolan's two wildly popular and critically acclaimed movies-movies that not only introduced a new generation to a darker Batman, but are also loaded with spiritual meaning and redemptive metaphors.
Whether it's the interminable hold times, the multitude of buttons to press, or the automated voices before reaching someone with a measurable pulse-who hasn't felt exasperated at the abuse, neglect, and wasted time when all we want is help, and maybe a little human kindness? "Your Call Is (not that) Important to Us" is journalist Emily Yellin's highly entertaining and far-reaching exploration of the multibillion-dollar customer service industry and its surprising inner-workings.
A guide to the effective use of big data to improve business performance covers such topics as examining data patterns to recognize future patterns as they emerge and developing governance and security strategy for data use.
How do people come to Jesus in today's postmodern culture? Not by a mechanical, linear process of cookie cutter conversions. Nor by a nebulous spiritual wandering that never culminates in decision and commitment. Over the last decade, Don Everts and Doug Schaupp have listened to the stories of two thousand postmodern people who have come to follow Jesus.
This work explores some of the most interesting and vexing problems in contemporary life. Appealing to reason rather than religious authority, the book tackles the most controversial and talked about positions of the Catholic Church - on contraception, on
"A wife pretends to hang herself in the basement so she can time how long it will be before her husband comes to rescue her. .a woman whose dead aunt was made into a mummy so the family could better grieve her passing and on occasion dine with her at family gatherings. a man wants his nose cut off to escape an annoying smell that haunts him. a teenage boy would only come to therapy if he could bring his pet snake"These and other fascinating and revealing stories are told by some of the most famous therapists in the world.
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A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic
In "The Media Ecosystem," Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media-and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers have seized and exploited the physical territories and natural resources of the earth, so, too, have they colonized the "cultural commons"-the space of ideas that everyone shares.
Beyond Past Lives: What Parallel Realities Can Teach Us About Relationships, Healing, And Transformation
The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter. The book takes readers on a journey from the casinos of Atlantic City to charred Connecticut campgrounds, from the Last Supper to the Constitutional Convention that started our country down the road to democracy, from the back rooms of Wall Street to the jury rooms of our judicial system.
This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children - as well as adults - use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world.
Have you ever wondered why a trumpeter of family values would suddenly turn around and cheat on his wife? Why jealousy would send an otherwise level-headed person into a violent rage? What could drive a person to blow a family fortune at the blackjack tables? Or have you ever pondered what might make Mr. Right leave his beloved at the altar, why hypocrisy seems to be rampant, or even why, every once in awhile, even "you" are secretly tempted, to lie, cheat, or steal (or, conversely, help someone you never even met)? This book answers these questions and more, and in doing so, turns the prevailing wisdom about who we are upside down.
People know the words of the Lord's Prayer by heart. With the words repeated so often, the freshness and meaning begins to disappear. William Barclay goes right back to the original Biblical texts and translates them, providing surprising and fascinating
Hilarious and comprehensive, the ultimate guide to the universe of saints-and what each one means. Cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, this is a must-have for any true believer with a proper sense of fun. Illustrated throughout. The authors will appear on Today.
George Washington's Leadership Lessons
Reveals what the world's largest predators can teach humans about the origins of ethical behavior, arguing that humans are more violent than animals and have a limited capacity for stopping species-threatening behaviors.
Examines Bible prophecy through the eyes of the characters of the Book of Daniel, shedding light on what the prophecies mean and their significance for believers today.
"Fascinating. clearly stated, interesting and provoking. A plainspoken account of living in Asia." -"San Francisco Chronicle" Anyone who has heard his weekly commentary on NPR knows that T.R. Reid is trenchant, funny, and deeply knowledgeable reporter and now he brings this erudition and humor to the five years he spent in Japan-where he served as The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief.
This Is Not About Us (Vinyl)
It's All About US (.Especially Me!):60 fill-in-the-blank surveys (3 each on 20 different topics)Matching pen in holster8 years and up
What happens when we let robots play the game of life? The challenge of studying evolution is that the history of life is buried in the past-we can't witness the dramatic events that shaped the adaptations we see today. But biorobotics expert John Long has found an ingenious way to overcome this problem: he creates robots that look and behave like extinct animals, subjects them to evolutionary pressures, lets them compete for mates and resources, and mutates their 'genes'.
Explores fatherhood from psychological, genetic, and neuroscience perspectives to challenge misperceptions and demonstrate the profound impact of fathers on children's lives.
What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In "Braintrust," neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the "neurobiological platform of bonding" that, modified by evolutionary pressures and cultural values, has led to human styles of moral behavior.
Neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto enters the restless realm of human emotion through the portals of physiology, genetics, history, art and philosophy. Anger, guilt, anxiety, grief, empathy, joy and love are anatomized in turn, enlivened with research on e
A provocative and surprising exploration of the longest sustained relationships we have in life those we have with our siblings. Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters. Our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role
Alex & Sierra - It's About Us (CD NEW)Label: SonyFormat: CDRelease Date: 07 Oct 2014No. of Discs: 1UPC: 888430992122Album Tracks1. Scarecrow2. Give Me Something3. Bumper Cars4. Almost Home5. Here We Go6. It's About Us7. Little Do You Know8. Cheating9. Just Kids10. I Love You11. Broken Frame12. Back To You13. All For You
In light of the escalating costs of healthcare in the U.S. and the on-going debate about appropriate health insurance reform, it's easy to forget about the human side of medicine and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. In Uncommon Wisdom, neurologists John Castaldo and Lawrence Levitt share what they have learned in their many years as doctors, not just from tests and labs, but from years of listening and learning from their patients.
In this provocative rethinking of the African American woman's experience, Brenda Lane Richardson and Dr. Brenda Wade ask their black American sisters to consider this question: "What lessons about love and intimacy were passed down from your foremothe
Blessing the Bridge
THE "MUST-READ"* BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION After the Band of Brothers went home, they never forgot the lessons of war. After chronicling the personal stories of the Band of Brothers in "We Who Are Alive and Remain," author Marcus Brotherton presents a collection of remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company-and how their wartime experiences shaped their lives off the battlefield.
Bedtime stories for elders
During her two decades at "The"New England Journal of Medicine," Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes.
In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In "Beasts," he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is a
We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football-or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple.
Real-life stories of out-of-body experiences, encountering a special light, greeters from the afterlife, life reviews, tunnels, and 360-degree vision-are all part of this intriguing look at near-death experiences (NDEs) by one of the world's noted authorities, P.M.H. Atwater. Atwater shares her amazing findings, based on her sessions with more than 4,000 adults and children, and over 40 years of research; a breathtaking culmination to a successful and controversial career.
Mike Brearley is one of the most successful cricket captains of all time, and, in 1981, he captained the England team to the momentous Ashes series victory against Australia. In The Art of Captaincy, his treatise on leadership and motivation, he draws directly on his experience of man-managing a team, which included a pugnacious Ian Botham and Geoffrey Boycott, to explain what it takes to be a leader on and off the field.
For too long we have been encouraged to see culture as an affair of intellect, and reading as a solitary exercise. But the truth is different: literature and art are pathways of feeling, and our encounter with them is social, inscribing us in a larger com
Stories - Stories/About Us (CD NEW)Label: Raven (Ast)Format: CDRelease Date: 24 Apr 2007No. of Discs: 1UPC: 612657024621Album Tracks1. HELLO PEOPLE2. I'M COMING HOME3. WINTER SCENES4. STEP BACK5. YOU TOLD ME6. SAINT JAMES7. KATHLEEN8. TAKE COVER9. NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE10. HIGH AND LOW11. DARLING12. DON'T EVER LET ME DOWN13. LOVE IS IN MOTION14. HEY FRANCE15.
An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal waste. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives-evolutionary, ecological, and cultural-this examination shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems.
Working in the children's cancer unit of a New York hospital for fifteen years, Norman Fried has been psychotherapist and counselor to both physically ill children and their worried families and friends. He has been part of scenes of bitterness and pain a
From The Mouths Of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, And Being Human
Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves - their personalities, desires and beliefs - in the gardens they create. Melding biography, history and cultural commentary, 'American Eden' offers an insight into the country's landscapes
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the oceanâ s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline.
Silver Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion CategoryBefore he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were getting religion praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the world from sin. But most residents of Denmark and Sweden, he found, don t worship any god at all, don t pray, and don t give much credence to religious dogma of any kind.
CD/Spoken Word, Brilliance Audio, 2015, ISBN13 9781491597545, ISBN10 1491597542
Do you feel as if your body has lost its mind and your mind has forgotten it lives in a body? Do you know how to live your life but fail to do it? What if the answers to life's questions were right inside you? Mind/body science links emotions with immunit
Fresh out of college, and frustrated with own generation's political apathy, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. To his surprise, they were eager to talk, and he soon found himself discussing everything from energy to terrorism to nuclear disarmament with the greatest leaders of the last twenty-five years. Here, he distills what they learned in office, their predictions for the future, and their advice for the leaders of tomorrow.
Working alone, to start with, I filled three pages of legal pads with two columns per page with notes on events in my life. The title of the book came from the incessant questioning by my daughters for stories of my life, and of the lives of those near an
Picture an early scene from "The Wizard of Oz" Dorothy hurries home as a tornado gathers in what was once a clear Kansas sky. Hurriedly, she seeks shelter in the storm cellar under the house, but, finding it locked, takes cover in her bedroom. We all know how that works out for her. Many investors these days are a bit like Dorothy, putting their faith in something as solid and trustworthy as a house (or, say, real estate).
The founders of the world's largest rooftop farm, the Brooklyn Grange, describe how they came together without compromising to plan, fund, and carry out their venture and share their lessons for today's socially-conscious entrepreneurs.
In this book, regressionist Mira Kelley shares the life-changing lessons she has learned from her clients to help you find support and understanding, and to empower you in your own growth. Mira teaches you how to connect with your Higher Self in any moment to receive guidance. You ll come to understand how everything around you is just a reflection of yourself, why is it important to forgive, why you have the right to love yourself, and how the Universe always supports you lovingly and unconditionally.
Drawing on accounts from India to Africa and California to Tennessee, and on research in neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior, G.A. Bradshaw explores the minds, emotions, and lives of elephants. Wars, starvation, mass culls, poaching, and habitat loss have reduced elephant numbers from more than ten million to a few hundred thousand, leaving orphans bereft of the elders who would normally mentor them.
This book covers Life and Death but is mainly about Life. It covers the five worse causes of death in the history of mankind and what has been done to prevent a repeat of these causes. Thid story covers the dramatic efforts since the eighteenth century by key individuals to overcome illness and extend the life of man. It takes you to the present time (2015) and what is being done to overcome many of the everyday illnesses and the death threatening ones.
America's four gods
Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with
A provocative exploration of justice in our time through fresh readings of Shakespeare's greatest playsCelebrated legal scholar Kenji Yoshino's first book, Covering, was acclaimed-from the New York Times Book Review to O, The Oprah Magazine to the American Lawyer-for its elegant prose, its good humor, and its brilliant insights into civil rights and discrimination law.
We are all shaped by our genetic inheritance and by the environment we live in. Indeed, the argument about which of these two forces, nature or nurture, predominates has been raging for decades. But what about our very first environment-the prenatal worl
Discover powerful hidden social "levers" and networks within your company. then, use that knowledge to make slight "tweaks" that dramatically improve both business performance and employee fulfillment! In People Analytics, MIT Media Lab innovator Ben Waber shows how sensors and analytics can give you an unprecedented understanding of how your people work and collaborate, and actionable insights for building a more effective, productive, and positive organization.
Sustainable negotiation - karsaklian, eliane
Blessing the hands that feed us 
The Centered Mind offers a new view of the nature and causal determinants of both reflective thinking and, more generally, the stream of consciousness. Peter Carruthers argues that conscious thought is always sensory-based, relying on the resources of the working-memory system. This system has been much studied by cognitive scientists. It enables sensory images to be sustained and manipulated through attentional signals directed at midlevel sensory areas of the brain.
The public is bombarded daily with reports about risk factors, many conflicting with each other, others accepted as "scientific truth" for awhile, then scientifically disproved, yet others questionable that later prove to be true. Physicians are faced with trying to make sense of those conflicting or questionable results in the scientific literature in order to guide their patients to the best possible decisions.
The School Uniform Movement and What it Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade represents the most thorough exposition on our present understanding of the impetuses, debates, legalities, and effectiveness of school uniform policies that hav
Magnetic resonance imaging methods have taken a commanding position in brain studies because they allow scientists to follow brain activities in the living human. The ability to measure cerebral anatomy, neuronal firing, and brain metabolism has extended and re-invigorated hopes of understanding the role that brain activity plays in human life. The brain has assumed a central role in our thinking of the world that can be traced back to the philosophies that areexpressed in psychology, religion, literature, and everyday life.
Neuroscientists once believed your brain was essentially "locked down" by adulthood. No new cells. No major changes. If you grew up depressed, angry, sad, aggressive, or nasty, you'd be that way for life. And, as you grew older, there'd be nowhere to go but down, as disease, age, or injury wiped out precious, irreplaceable brain cells. But over the past five, ten, twenty years, all that's changed.
William Shakespeare, more than any other author, was able to capture the essence of human nature in all its manifestations. His political plays offer enduring insights into our humanity, our vanity, our noble and baser drives, what makes us great, and what makes us loathsome. He tells us about ourselves and about our world. This volume gleans valuable lessons from the writings of William Shakespeare and applies them to contemporary politics.