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By Many a Happy Accident

Author : Mohammad Hamid Ansari
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One of the most-awaited memoirs of the year. In this first-person account, Hamid Ansari recollects the challenges he faced in his two-terms as vice-president-the difficult decisions he had to take and the tightrope he had to walk to ensure that both constitutional propriety and his opinion were taken into consideration. - He pulls no punches when it comes to offering his views on contentious subjects, from adhering to constitutional principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity to maintaining sanity and social peace. - This book gives us a glimpse of Vice President Hamid Ansari at his best.

Happy Accidents

Author : David Ahearn
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Stop saying 'no' to opportunity, and start saying 'yes' to possibility Happy Accidents is your personal guide to transforming your life. As we take on task after task, responsibility after responsibility, we lose sight of who we are and why we're doing what we do; we rush through the day completing a to-do list, but we never really seem to accomplish the things that are most important. What goals do you have for your life? What steps have you taken toward them today? Consider this book your guide to getting back on track to your dreams and help inspire those around you. It's not about doing more or doing less, it's about making what you do worthy of the effort. From forging new relationships, stepping out of your comfort zone, and reframing your work—start valuing these as empowering choices you get to make toward a particular goal every day. To preserve our precious time and energy, we often default to 'no,' yet this only closes the door to our growth, while a 'yes' opens up a world of possibilities. The secret is adding 'yes, and' to our lives. This seductively simple turn of phrase opens the doors to better collaboration and positive relationships, and invites self-sustaining opportunities into our world. 'Yes, and' helps you get from where you are, as an individual or organization, to where you want to be. No person or organization is an island, and none of us reaches our goals alone. This book shows you how to build on the power of open-mindedness, cultivate supportive relationships, and adopt a win-win mindset to reignite your purpose and unleash your best. Harness the power of team collaboration, cooperation, and creativity Reframe 'mistakes' and 'bad ideas' into 'Happy Accidents' that lead to opportunities Communicate more effectively by learning how to listen actively and build on the pertinent information Relinquish some degree of control to allow for more growth and discovery Children have a natural inclination toward curiosity. As we grow into adults, our curiosity gradually takes a back seat to obligations, responsibility, and duty—but that spark remains, and can be reignited. Don't spend your life adrift in a sea of 'could've, would've, should've'—take back your sense of purpose, positivity, joy, time, and energy with the power of Happy Accidents.

Happy Accidents

Author : Morton A. Meyers
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A look at the role of serendipity in major medical and scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century explains how chance led to the discovery of such medical advances as penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, X-rays, Valium, and Viagra

The Happy Accident

Author : Laurence Stoll
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The Happy Accident is a story of one man's effort to put his unhappy past behind him by running away from everything he loves. It is an effort that is doomed to fail. Brad Burke grew up in the shadow of his younger brother, Morris. He faces constant scrutiny from his mother and ridicule from his peers. The only person that ever supports him is Emily, a childhood friend and the love of his life. When WWII breaks out, he is able to do something that his brother can't—join the navy. However, after a horrible accident leaves his foot crushed, Brad comes home from the navy—only to find his beloved Emily married to his brother and pregnant with Morris's child. In his search for peace, Brad travels across the United States, rediscovers old friends, stumbles into wealth, finds a new love, Audrey, and uncovers a new faith. That faith is to be tested again and again until he finally surrenders himself to God. Brad's, Emily's, and Audrey's lives are to be intertwined in a way they never imagined. The Happy Accident is a story of love and hate, joy and sorrow, life and death, until Brad and his true love meet their destiny together.

Happy Accident

Author : Jill Sanders
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Sanders charms readers with this hit series set in a quaint town on the coast of Maine that has characters galore! Nothing has ever been easy for Kayla. With the mystery of her sister’s death ten years ago still looming over her, Kayla returns home with her young son to a broken family. All she wants is a fresh start. A reboot on life. There’s just one problem, everything seems to be getting in her way of having her very own happy ever after…

Book of Humorous Quotations

Author : Connie Robertson
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From Oscar Wilde's witty observation in Lady Windermere's Fan that 'I can resist everything except temptation', to Zsa Zsa Gabor's admission that 'I know nothing about sex, because I was always married', and by way of Woody Allen's numerous bon mots to the anonymous definition of psychiatry as being 'the care of the id by the odd', Connie Robertson has woven together a hilarious, stimulating and thought-provoking collection of the best humorous quotations which will provide the reader with much to ponder over long after the book has been put aside.The Wordsworth Book of Humorous Quotations will delight the browser and the simply curious while also providing the student, journalist and after-dinner speaker with a wealth of valuable material.

Hidden Fields Book 4

Author : Dr. Charles Ford
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In Hidden Fields, Book 4, author Charles gets a chance to share his feelings and thoughts in a personal way. He presents themes of Friends, Friendships, Romance, and Love with respects to choices. Charles writes in the spirit of poetry from his heart revealing his experiences one after another in great detail. He was inspired by his everyday experiences from lessons he had learned and lived, too. Many of these experiences, their lessons, were not always clear and evidential, some were after the fact; nonetheless, he gained a wealth of knowledge about others and himself. In hindsight, he believes that human beings are all evolving and unfolding in their own uniqueness, genetic make-up, from experience to experience, lesson to lesson, and realization to realization. All human beings are gifted, and blessed to have volition to make better choices in their lives. Charles believed that soon like himself, that human beings will reach for more insightfulness in their choices; thus, to grasp some sense of wisdom within the best of their choices. For Charles, choices continue to have a profound effect on his life as he faces himself in the light of the unknown and progressive future.

Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations

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It has been the aim of the compiler of this little book to present a Dictionary of Poetical Quotations which will be a ready reference to many of the most familiar stanzas and lines of the chief poets of the English language, with a few selections from Continental writers; and also some less familiar selections from more modern poets, which may in time become classic, or which at least have a contemporary interest. Readers of English literature are aware that the few great poets of our language have struck perhaps every chord of human sentiment capable of illustration in verse, and even these few have borrowed the ideas, and sometimes almost the exact words, of predecessors or contemporaries.

Thomas Middleton The Collected Works

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Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - 'our other Shakespeare' - is the only other Renaissance playwright who created lasting masterpieces of both comedy and tragedy; he also wrote the greatest box-office hit of early modern London (the unique history play A Game at Chess). His range extends beyond these traditional genres to tragicomedies, masques, pageants, pamphlets, epigrams, and Biblical and political commentaries, written alone or in collaboration with Shakespeare, Webster, Dekker, Ford, Heywood, Rowley, and others. Compared by critics to Aristophanes and Ibsen, Racine and Joe Orton, he has influenced writers as diverse as Aphra Behn and T. S. Eliot. Though repeatedly censored in his own time, he has since come to be particularly admired for his representations of the intertwined pursuits of sex, money, power, and God. The Oxford Middleton, prepared by more than sixty scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other. The Collected Works brings together for the first time in a single volume all the works currently attributed to Middleton. It is the first edition of Middleton's works since 1886. The texts are printed in modern spelling and punctuation, with critical introductions and foot-of-the-page commentaries; they are arranged in chronological order, with a special section of Juvenilia. The volume is introduced by essays on Middleton's life and reputation, on early modern London, and on the varied theatres of the English Renaissance. Extensively illustrated, it incorporates much new information on Middleton's life, canon, texts, and contexts. A self-consciously 'federal edition', The Collected Works applies contemporary theories about the nature of literature and the history of the book to editorial practice.

Sherpa

Author : Steve Casagranda
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Sherpa is not a book about mountaineering. It is a think book written as an imaginary journey through places of ice, rock, and snow, similar to a trek through the Himalayas. The story begins at advanced base camp and spans three peaks of understanding on subjects such as problem solving, the power of giving, and eliminating certain forms of ego that no longer work in our favor, before returning to advanced base camp. Personal stories, observations, and experiences that the author has had, sprinkled with humor and wisdom, makes for an entertaining and interesting journey.

A Philosophy of Cinematic Art

Author : Berys Gaut
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A wide-ranging and accessible study of cinema as an art form, discussing traditional photographic films, digital cinema, and videogames.

Silk Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen

Author : Mathilda V. and James A. Schwalbach
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Clearly explains how to employ silk-screen printing in producing a serigraph (art print) and in textile design (making a fabric print). Nearly 200 diagrams and photographs, including 19 in full color.

Science Religion and Society

Author : Arri Eisen
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This unique encyclopedia explores the historical and contemporary controversies between science and religion. It is designed to offer multicultural and multi-religious views, and provide wide-ranging perspectives. "Science, Religion, and Society" covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others. The first section, General Overviews, contains essays that provide a road map for exploring the major challenges and questions in science and religion. Following this, the Historical Perspectives section grounds these major questions in the past, and demonstrates how they have developed into the six broad areas of contemporary research and discussion that follow. These sections - Creation, the Cosmos, and Origins of the Universe; Ecology, Evolution, and the Natural World; Consciousness, Mind, and the Brain; Healers and Healing; Dying and Death; and Genetics and Religion - organize the questions and research that are the foundation of the enormous interest, and controversy, in science and religion today.

Kitchen Afloat

Author : Joy Smith
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Written from a cook's perspective, this book helps you choose supplies and provisions to fit your cooking styles and teaches you to plan and execute workable menus at sea, and in harbour. It includes up-to-date information on water, stoves, refrigeration, nutrition, food safety, storage, menu planning and clean up, with a special feature on recipe development and a set of original recipes.

The Many Faces of Coincidence

Author : Laurence Browne
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Although much has been said and written about coincidences, there is a marked absence when it comes to the development of a comprehensive model that incorporates the many different ways in which they can be understood and explained. One reason for this omission is undoubtedly the sharp divide that exists between those who find coincidences meaningful and those who do not, with the result that the conclusions of the many books and articles on the subject have tended to fall into distinct camps. The Many Faces of Coincidence attempts to remedy this impasse by proposing an inclusive categorisation for coincidences of all shapes and sizes. At the same time, some of the implications arising from the various explanations are explored, including the possibility of an underlying unity of mind and matter constituting the ground of being.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Connie Robertson
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Quotations have exercised a particular fascination for humanity since the birth of recorded language and their potency in the age of the soundbite is stronger than ever. We revel in quotations, compete to know them, love them, hate them and inscribe them in books and on buildings, and this freshly revised and updated dictionary includes a wealth of new material among its 13,000 familiar, serious, outrageous, witty and thought-provoking entries.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations is an essential work of reference for every writer, journalist and speech-maker, as well as being a treasure-trove for the browser and the simply curious. From the Roman poet Ovid's observation that 'Judgement of beauty can er, what with the wine and the dark' to Oscar Wilde's that 'Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes', there is a wide diversity of sayings to add spice to our conversation and enrich our daily lives. The book is alphabetically arranged by author and indexed by keyword for ease of use.

Don t Stop the Music

Author : Nancy Weckwerth
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“Nancy Weckwerth has written a powerful book that guides the reader through the practical issues that arise when we face life’s sudden changes. At the same time, she supplies a deeply inspirational and authentically emotional look at living with celebration amidst the transient nature of existence. The reader is left with a clear feeling that, with love and willingness, everything and anything can be integrated into a well-lived, well-loved life.” —William Martin, author of The Caregiver’s Tao Te Ching, and The Parent’s Tao Te Ching. “Don’t Stop the Music is a narrative of John’s acceptance of his disability and Nancy’s transformation to a caregiver. Nancy shares their journey through every triumph and challenge with honesty and openness. Her insights disclose the light, the lessons, and the laments that guided them across uncharted territory from surviving to thriving.” —Martha Paterson OTR/L, CHT Artistic Advantage ~ Performing Arts Medicine Author Nancy Weckwerth has created a “survive and thrive” manual for Caregivers. Based upon over twenty-five years of caregiving for her friend and partner, John D. Swan, the book describes how to find the joy in caregiving. The wisdom within is meaningful for any caregiving situation

Fossils

Author : Gary Raham
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Whether a sea monsters bones weathering from limestone, a serrated "T. rex" tooth the size of a banana, or a tiny trilobite staring back with calcite eyes, fossils provide the only tangible evidence of creatures long vanished from our planet. "Fossils" shows how our understanding of these remains has evolved over time and how fossils are interpreted to resurrect lost worlds. Fledgling paleontologists will learn how professionals collect and display fossils as well as how fossils are used to tell geological time and reveal Earths 4.6-billion-year history. The book concludes by surveying the variety of once-missing fossil links in the development of our own species.

Fertility and Infertility For Dummies

Author : Dr. Gillian Lockwood
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This friendly guide combines professional and personal advice on every aspect of fertility and infertility. From deciding when to seek help and what help to seek, to the emotional, fi nancial, and medical considerations of fertility treatments, you'll be reassured every step of the way with all the support and specialist advice you need to increase your chances of a healthy and happy pregnancy.

A God of Many Understandings

Author : Todd Miles
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Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission. Oregon-based theology professor Todd L. Miles writes to that end in A God of Many Understandings?, attempting, as the scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen puts it, “to think theologically about what it means for Christians to live with people of other faiths and about the relationship of Christianity to other religions.”