The Sensible Sleep Solution

A Guide to Sleep in Your Baby's First Year

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Author: Sarah Blunden,Angie Willcocks

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862549478

Category: Infants

Page: 176

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"Are you uncomfortable with the thought of controlled crying? Unwilling to share your bed with your baby for months in an effort to sleep? Parents need facts about infant sleep and development - up-to-date information based on evidence rather than myths, old wives' tales and opinions" -- cover description.

A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

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Author: Shawn Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441118446

Category: Music

Page: 128

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One of the finest hip-hop albums ever made, A Tribe Called Quest's debut record (featuring stone-cold classics like "Can I Kick It?" and "Bonita Applebum") took the idea of the boasting hip-hop male and turned it on its head. For many listeners, when this non-traditional, surprisingly feminine album was released, it was like hearing an entirely new form of music.  In this book, Shawn Taylor explores the creation of the album as well as the impact it had on him at the time - a 17-year-old high-school geek who was equally into hip-hop, punk, new wave, skateboarding, and Dungeons & Dragons: all of a sudden, with this one album, the world made more sense. He has spent many years investigating this album, from the packaging to the song placement to each and every sample - Shawn Taylor knows this record like he knows his tattoos, and he's finally been able to write a fascinating and highly entertaining book about it.

One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night

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Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748131981

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience', every facility any tourist who hates abroad will ever want, will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school (none of his ex-classmates can remember him, but what the heck, it's free). He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along -- a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public. And they in turn are unaware that Inspector MacGregor has got wind of their activities. Within twenty-four hours Gavin's dream has blown to the four winds, along with a lot of other things. Fast, rabidly funny, and seriously over the top.

The Story Within Us

Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading

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Author: Megan Sweeney

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252037146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Framing the narratives within an analytic introduction and reflective afterword, Megan Sweeney highlights the crucial intellectual work that the incarcerated women perform despite myriad restrictions on reading and education in U.S. prisons. These women use the limited reading materials available to them as sources of guidance and support and as tools for self-reflection and self-education. Through their creative engagements with books, the women learn to reframe their own life stories, situate their experiences in relation to broader social patterns, deepen their understanding of others, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of connection with their fellow citizens on both sides of the prison fence.

Imaginal Reality

Voidcraft

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Author: Aaron B. Daniels

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 178049937X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This is Volume Two of Imaginal Reality, a work that has been described as "The finest book on contemporary existential magic I've ever read" (George Holochwost, Magus (1), Illuminates of Thanateros).Readers will dive deeper into the imagination of magic and learn to develop the fictional gaze necessary to claim authority and authorship of their lives. This second volume contains an extensive glossary of over 300 scholarly entries on esotericism, existentialism, psychology, and the magical revival.This volume moves more explicitly into the practice of magic - that is, the ongoing journey of claiming our lives more fully and deeply. This cultivation of intentionality and vision, though never a one-time decisive victory, can become a more habitual attitude. To gird these hard-fought realizations, this volume presents the other four voids - Nothingness, Meaninglessness, Freedom and Responsibility, and Change and Finitude - in detail.

Roth Unbound

A Writer and His Books

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Author: Claudia Roth Pierpont

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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A critical evaluation of Philip Roth—the first of its kind—that takes on the man, the myth, and the work Philip Roth is one of the most renowned writers of our time. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus, which won the National Book Award in 1960, and the explosion of Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 to his haunting reimagining of Anne Frank's story in The Ghost Writer ten years later and the series of masterworks starting in the mid-eighties—The Counterlife, Patrimony, Operation Shylock, Sabbath's Theater, American Pastoral, The Human Stain—Roth has produced some of the great American literature of the modern era. And yet there has been no major critical work about him until now. Here, at last, is the story of Roth's creative life. Roth Unbound is not a biography—though it contains a wealth of previously undisclosed biographical details and unpublished material—but something ultimately more rewarding: the exploration of a great writer through his art. Claudia Roth Pierpont, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has known Roth for nearly a decade. Her carefully researched and gracefully written account is filled with remarks from Roth himself, drawn from their ongoing conversations. Here are insights and anecdotes that will change the way many readers perceive this most controversial and galvanizing writer: a young and unhappily married Roth struggling to write; a wildly successful Roth, after the uproar over Portnoy, working to help writers from Eastern Europe and to get their books known in the West; Roth responding to the early, Jewish—and the later, feminist—attacks on his work. Here are Roth's family, his inspirations, his critics, the full range of his fiction, and his friendships with such figures as Saul Bellow and John Updike. Here is Roth at work and at play. Roth Unbound is a major achievement—a highly readable story that helps us make sense of one of the most vital literary careers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

How to Release Fear-Based Thinking and Feeling

An In-Depth Study of Spiritual Psychology

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Author: Dr. Joshua David Stone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469796643

Category: Psychology

Page: 564

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One of the most profound and in-depth books ever written on how to release fear-based thinking and feeling and change it to love-based thinking and feeling. A revolutionary cutting-edge master thesis on the subject of Spiritual Psychology and how to realize it. The reader will never be the same after reading this book. Each chapter will transform and shift your consciousness like an attitudinal and emotional "chiropractic adjustment." By the time you are finished with this book you will see life with totally new eyes! Absolutely electrifying reading! One of the most profound books ever written in the field of Spiritual Psychology and Psychology! Totally cutting-edge!

3 Minutes Or Less

Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers

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Author: Pen/Faulkner Foundation

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1582340692

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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Each October at the PEN Gala, well-known authors take the stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Theatre to ponder the meaning of such universal mysteries as "obsession," illusion," first love," and more. Each author is given only three minutes or less to speak. The results have been unpredictable -- cleaver, confessional, inspiring, hilarious, profound, and all of them entertaining. Seventy-five essays have been transcribed for the first time, and comprise this unique anthology.

Reality

The Novel

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Author: Jeff Havens

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613733704

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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Trent Tucker, the protagonist of this hilarious satire, hates reality TV. Unfortunately, his job at Nova Consulting involves the creation of new reality shows that are even more outrageous and excessive than those now on television. Surrounded by colleagues who could easily be characters in the own reality show—dumb blonde, angry black man, flamboyant homosexual, frosty bitch, fast-talking Sicilian and their megalomaniacal boss, P.T. Beauregard—Trent's immersion is complete. The characters in Reality: the novel, behave a lot like their television counterparts as they bicker with each other incessantly, backstab their co-workers, find themselves on a deserted island and become involved in a murder plot—all good, clean fun that mimics the fantasy lives they feverishly try to create for their anxious network clients.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312703724

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Caffeine

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Author: Ryan Grabow

Publisher: egrabow.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian fiction

Page: 444

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Diary of a Pedophile

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Author: T. J. Davis

Publisher: Brownsville Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780961291617

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8119

Annotation: Political/Social fiction/satire

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

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Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

The Collected Short Fiction of Bruce Jay Friedman

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Author: Bruce Jay Friedman

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802137494

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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An anthology of fifty-seven short stories from the past forty years by the co-author of the screenplay for Splash! combines social satire, black humor, surrealism, and poignant situations. Reprint.

The Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer

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Author: David Duncan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110806681X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 666

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Based on his correspondence, a 1908 biography of one of the late nineteenth century's most influential and controversial thinkers.

60 Years Behind the Wheel

The Cars We Drove in Canada, 1900-1960

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Author: Bill Sherk

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770706224

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Winner of the 2004 International Gallery of Superb Printing Bronze Award for Superb Craftsmanship in Production, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association Excellence in Print Awards, commended for the 2004 Honourable Mention for Superb Craftsmanship in Production From rumble seats and running broads to power tops and tailfins, 60 Years Behind the Wheel captures the thrill of motoring in Canada from the dawn of the twentieth century to 1960. There are intriguing stories of cars with no steering wheels, and fascinating photographs of historic vehicles from across the country. From the Studebaker to the Lincoln-Zephyr, from the showroom to the scrapyard, here are over 150 vehicles owned and driven by Canadians.

The Greatest Coach Ever (The Heart of a Coach Series)

Timeless Wisdom and Insights of John Wooden

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Author: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 144122498X

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Coach John Wooden's teams won 10 NCAA mens basketball championships at UCLA and Sporting News magazine named him the greatest coach of all time. Yet decades after he retired and now after his passing, his wisdom, capsulated so clearly in his famous Pyramid of Success, continues to guide new generations of athletes, coaches, and people of all walks of life. In The Greatest Coach Ever, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes features forty tributes from athletes, coaches, and other influential leaders like Bobby Bowden, Tom Osborne, Sue Semrau, Tony Dungy, Mike Singletary, Tamika Catchings, Joe Girardi, Jim Tressel, and David Robinson, paying honor to Coach Wooden and reflecting on how his example has challenged and changed them. Their stories can challenge and change your life, too. Coach Wooden appreciated the tributes and the honor of being called the greatest coach ever, but felt uncomfortable with the title. He was eager to see that this book points to the one whom he calls the greatest coach ever. "I am happy being remembered as a man of integrity. I like that"--John Wooden, May 21 2010