• An interdisciplinary collection exploring the practices and cultures of mapping in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It features contributions from scholars in critical cartography, social anthropology, film and cultural studies, literary studies, art and visual culture, marketing, museum studies, architecture, and popular music studies.

  • Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé pourquoi la mer est bleue ? Pourquoi une flamme sait dans quelle direction elle doit se dresser ou encore pourquoi un miroir inverse la droite et la gauche mais pas le haut et le bas ? Robert Wolke répond à ces questions cruciales et à bien d'autres. Il nous explique avec humour la physique qui se cache derrière chaque phénomène et nous invite à réaliser des expériences simples et ludiques.

  • Le passé renferme des siècles de trésors inestimables, des conseils d'hommes et de femmes d'une grande sagesse, inspirés par la foi chrétienne.
    Qu'ont déclaré ceux qui nous ont précédé dans la foi, au sujet du mariage ? D'Ignace d'Antioche à J.R.R. Tolkien en passant par Thomas d'Aquin et Elizabeth Elliott, tous ont fait l'expérience du mariage ou enseigné sur le sujet.
    À travers 50 méditations commentées par les auteurs, découvrez 2 000 ans de conseils remarquablement modernes.
    Robert L. Plummer est auteur et orateur. Il enseigne aussi le grec et le Nouveau Testament. Robert et sa femme, Chandi, ont trois filles.
    Matthew D. Haste enseigne la théologie pratique. Il est marié avec Cheyenne et ils ont trois enfants.
    que l'Esprit veut façonner en vous. Laissez-vous encourager par ce message bouleversant !

  • Denis Bérubé, pédiatre-pneumologue, Sylvie Laporte, inhalothérapeute, et Robert L. Thivierge, pédiatre, répondent aux questions que vous vous posez sur l'asthme de votre enfant.

  • You wish you didn’t spend as much time worrying as you do, but you just can’t seem to help it. Worrying feels like second nature. It’s what helps you solve your problems and prevents you from making mistakes. It’s what motivates you to be prepared—if you didn’t worry, things might get out of hand. Worry protects you, prepares you, and keeps you safe.Is it working? Or is it making you tense, tired, anxious, uncertain—and more worried?For more than twentyfive years, Dr. Robert L. Leahy has successfully helped thousands of people defeat the worry that is holding them back. The Worry Cure is his new, comprehensive approach to help you identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research and his more than two decades of experience in treating patients.This empowering sevenstep program, including practical, easytofollow advice and techniques, will help you: • Determine your “worry profile” and change your patterns of worry • Identify productive and unproductive worry• Take control of time and eliminate the sense of urgency that keeps you anxious• Focus on new opportunities—not on your fear of failure• Embrace uncertainty instead of searching for perfect solutions• Stop the most common safety behaviors that you think make things better—but actually make things worseDesigned to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry—relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval—The Worry Cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator. It’s time to stop thinking you’re “just a worrier” who can’t change and start using the groundbreaking methods in The Worry Cure to achieve the healthier, more successful life you deserve.From the Hardcover edition.

  • "Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mindand this is one of them"Arthur C. ClarkeFrom the Paperback edition.

  • Tragedy is a part of life, it is a part of the human mystery which we all must face. A Gift of Hope is a moving, beautifully written book that will give you the understanding and the self-assurance to overcome the anger and the loneliness, the suffering and the pain of your own personal travail: the loss of a loved one, the heartbreak of a handicapped child, a debilitating illness, an unwanted divorce, a severe financial setback. Here is a practical and inspirational guide to help you express your sorrow and begin the process of healing -- to help you move from sadness to serenity, from fear to faith, and to find courage in your moment of crisis.
    -- How to identify the stages of grief and recognize your need for help -- How to soothe the initial panic and relieve the long-term anxiety -- How to preserve your health, resist self-destructive impulses, and renew your sense of well-being -- How to draw on family and friends for spiritual solace and emotional support -- When to seek professional guidance, with a comprehensive list of national organizations

  • Eliot not only explains the medical and psychological results of stress, but teaches complete effective ways to manage stress and ultimately make it work for individuals.

  • Shook takes listeners through all the steps of a sale, from initial contact to closing, stressing important information and demonstrating the important nuances of voice and timing.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." --H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre.
    In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:
    The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals.
    Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil.
    Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price.
    The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University.
    PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TNGLING TALES!
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • A stirring account of the most influential battle in historyyes'>#160;For millennia, Carthage’s triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. It was the battle that countless armies tried to imitate, most notably in World Wars I and II, the battle that obsessed legendary military minds. Yet no general ever matched Hannibal’s most unexpected, innovative, and brutal military victoryyes'>mdash;the costliest day of combat for any army in history. Robert L. O’Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, now tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving us a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences.O’Connell shows how a restive Rome amassed a giant army to punish Carthage’s masterful commander, who had dealt them deadly blows at Trebia and Lake Trasimene, and how Hannibal outwitted enemies that outnumbered him. O’Connell describes Hannibal’s strategy of blinding his opponents with sun and dust, enveloping them in a deadly embrace and sealing their escape, before launching a massive knife fight that would kill 48,000 men in close contact. The Ghosts of Cannae then brilliantly conveys how this disastrous pivot point in Rome’s history ultimately led to the republic’s resurgence and the creation of its empire.Piecing together decayed shreds of ancient reportage, the author paints powerful portrats of the leading players: Hannibal, resolutely sane and uncannily strategic; Varro, Rome’s coconsul who was so scapegoated for the loss; and Scipio Africanus, the surviving (and selfpromoting) Roman military tribune who would one day pay back Hannibal at Zama in North Africa. Finally, O’Connell reveals how Cannae’s legend has inspired and haunted military leaders ever since, and the lessons it teaches for our own wars.Superbly researched and written with wit and erudition, The Ghosts of Cannae is the definitive account of a battle whose history continues to resonate.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Although the current economic crisis creates a sense of urgency, we have always had and will always have a large number of people who are unemployed. For many, it is the most difficult time that they have ever faced. Without help, the unemployed face an increased risk of binge drinking, depression, anxiety and suicide. For many, there is a decreased quality of mental health, life satisfaction and objective physical wellbeing. Most feel alone and helpless.
    Dr Robert Leahy has worked with many unemployed people over the years, examining the psychological consequences of unemployment and exploring ways to help people cope with the emotional fallout of losing their job. This book gives readers psychological tools to handle their period of unemployment and simple, self-help strategies that can be used immediately to help them feel better and act better. The book draws on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as practices such as mindfulness to help readers boost their self-esteem and confidence, decrease anxiety and feelings of helplessness, and develop resilience and strength going forward.

  • A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones.
    As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared financially, emotionally, and practically for the relentless job they will face.
    In The Good Caregiver, world-renowned expert on aging and long- term care Dr.Robert Kane provides a road map for caregiving. More than just a professional expert, Dr. Kane draws on his personal experience of caring for his aging mother after she struggled from a debilitating stroke. Dr. Kane offers heartfelt advice for those learning how to best care for their loved one and how to make thoughtful, informed decisions at each stage of the caring process:
    ? How does a nursing home differ from assisted living?
    ? How is a homemaker different from a home health aide?
    ? How far can you trust a hospital discharge planner?
    ? What services does Medicare cover, and much, much more The Good Caregiver equips readers to deal more effectively with the challenges of day-to-day care and to navigate the system itself, including legal, financial, and interpersonal hurdles. Filled with stories and sidebars from other caregivers, The Good Caregiver offers a candid, personal approach to caregiving, providing fearless answers to difficult scenarios with humor and encouragement.

  • William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape--and the American character.
    Americas first celebrity general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some of them were exalted in the public eye. Others were known only to intimates--his family, friends and lovers, and the soldiers under his command. In this rich and layered portrait, Robert L. OConnell captures the man in full for the first time. From his early exploits in Florida, to his role in California at the start of the Gold Rush, through his brilliant but tempestuous generalship during the Civil War, and to his postwar career as a key player in the building of the transcontinental railroad, Sherman was, as OConnell puts it, the human embodiment of Manifest Destiny.
    Here is Sherman the military strategist of genius, a master of logistics whose uncanny grasp of terrain and brilliant sense of timing always seemed to land him in the right place at the most opportune moments. OConnell shows how Shermans creation of an agile, improvisational fighting force--the Army of the West--helped turn the tide of the Civil War and laid the foundation for modern U.S. ground forces. Then there is Uncle Billy, Shermans public persona, a charismatic hero to his troops and quotable catnip to the newspaper writers of his day.
    Here, too, is the private Sherman. He was born into one powerhouse family--his grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence--and was adopted into another. His foster father, Thomas Ewing, was an influential politician and cabinet member who helped provide key opportunities for Sherman throughout his career. But Shermans fraught relationship with Ewing, coupled with his appetite for women, parties, and the high life of the New York theater, certainly complicated his already turbulent marriage to his foster sister Ellen, a relationship OConnell likens to a mix of gunpowder and gasoline--altogether a family triangle that might have sprung from the pages of a Victorian novel.
    As he peels away the layers of the Sherman persona, OConnell dispels a number of common misperceptions about his subject. He sheds new light on Shermans relationship with Ulysses S. Grant, and also on his struggle against Nathan Bedford Forrest and the insurgency that was the other half of the Civil War along the Mississippi. Later he reveals Shermans fabled march from Atlanta to the sea not as a campaign of unmitigated destruction, as it is often portrayed, but the careful execution of a necessary piece of strategy calculated to scare the South back into the Union. OConnells Sherman is no Attila, but a complicated soldier/statesman--perhaps the quintessential nineteenth-century American.
    Warrior, family man, American icon, William Tecumseh Sherman has finally found a biographer worthy of his protean gifts. A masterful character study whose myriad insights are leavened with its authors trademark wit, Fierce Patriot will stand as the essential book on Sherman for decades to come.
    Praise for Fierce Patriot Robert OConnells Fierce Patriot is a sharply drawn and propulsive march through the tortured psyche of the man known to his army as Uncle Billy--a man on a lifelong march of his own, not to Atlanta or the sea but to his own independence.--The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.

  • It's the business of saving lives.
    Miracle Medicines goes behind the scenes of the pharmaceutical industry and into the high-security laboratories to tell the stories of the men and women---chemists, physiologists, medical and clinical researchers, engineers---who have chosen to toil for years in the lab in order to transform scientific theories into new lifesaving medicines.
    You'll witness the day-to-day labors, victories and defeats of the dedicated professionals who are waging a war against the diseases that still plague mankind. From the confines of their laboratories, these pharmaceutical adventurers explore unknown territories in health and science.
    Miracle Medicines reveals what really happens during the long and uncertain journey that each new drug and its creators must endure from theory, to research, to testing and, finally, FDA approval and delivery to the public. It's a very human story within the context of fascinating scientific innovation.
    Through first hand interviews you'll also meet the patients who benefit from these manmade miracles and learn how, within their bloodstreams, an ongoing battle is raging. The drugs profiled are:


    Advair: GlaxoSmithKline's revolutionary asthma medication, the first packaged as both a control and emergency drug.

    Gleevec: The Novartis' chronic myeloid leukemia treatment born from decades of medical research in a field of study that was once considered hopeless.

    Humalog: Eli Lilly's reinvention of insulin to control diabetes has been described as being better than nature Lipitor: Pfizer's miracle antidote for high cholesterol that was nearly lost to the pharmaceutical vaults and has since become the world's top-selling medicine.

    Norvir: Abbott's contribution to the fight against HIV that nearly erases all traces of the disease from the bloodstream and prolongs the life of patients.

    Remicade: Created for the treatment of Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases, Johnson & Johnson's revolutionary biomedicine was developed from technology that once was only found in science fiction.

    Seroquel: AstraZeneca's treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar mania that has given millions of psychiatrics a new lease on life.


    This compelling and truth-revealing book will forever change the way you view the medicines in your medicine cabinet, and the people who create them.

  • Everyone in the neighborhood thought the Reese family was no good, but it would be twenty-six years before they really learned how bad they were...
    In July 2008, there were a rash of murders in Indianapolis, three of which occurred during robberies committed by Brian Reese. It turned out he learned his life of crime at home: his father, Paul Sr., who served as his lookout man, had been in and out of prison numerous times, and his mother, Barbara-'who was Brian's getaway driver the day of his arrest (right after he shot a police officer)-'had once been convicted of embezzlement. The four Reese brothers had been in and out of prison with more than three dozen convictions among them.
    /> It was no wonder parents warned their children to stay away from the Reeses. But soon they would learn that the family's secrets were darker than they ever imagined...
    INCLUDES PHOTOS

  • Dean Acheson was one of the most influential Secretaries of State in U.S. history, presiding over American foreign policy during a pivotal era--the decade after World War II when the American Century slipped into high gear. During his vastly influential career, Acheson spearheaded the greatest foreign policy achievements in modern times, ranging from the Marshall Plan to the establishment of NATO.

    In this acclaimed biography, Robert L. Beisner paints an indelible portrait of one of the key figures of the last half-century. In a book filled with insight based on research in government archives, memoirs, letters, and diaries, Beisner illuminates Acheson's major triumphs, including the highly underrated achievement of converting West Germany and Japan from mortal enemies to prized allies, and does not shy away from examining his missteps. But underlying all his actions, Beisner shows, was a tough-minded determination to outmatch the strength of the Soviet bloc--indeed, to defeat the Soviet Union at every turn. The book also sheds light on Acheson's friendship with Truman--one, a bourbon-drinking mid-Westerner with a homespun disposition, the other, a mustachioed Connecticut dandy who preferred perfect martinis.

    Over six foot tall, with steel blue, "merry, searching eyes" and a "wolfish" grin, Dean Acheson was an unforgettable character--intellectually brilliant, always debonair, and tough as tempered steel. This lustrous portrait of an immensely accomplished and colorful life is the epitome of the biographer's art.

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