“The Bible for English Majors” Mary Anne NunnIn an increasingly secular world, more and more students begin their university studies having never developed sufficient familiarity with the Bible to recognize even the broad outlines of the stories it contains. This text offers: “Starting points”—histories of both the biblical texts and ancient Israel, information on formats for dates and referencing, guide to the Names of God—synopses of every book in the Old and New Testaments, and an extensive “Glossary”—alphabetical entries offer definitions, pronunciations, biblical references, and references to longer treatments within the text itself.
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GyroNautica's robotics design team has lost their lead engineer, their sense of mission, and possibly their investor. This start-up of young engineers in Seattle's Pioneer Square district, has one last chance. Sean is a computer wizard with a secret history of “Black Hat” hacking during his teens. As a result of recent contract assignments, he has reinvented himself through his successful hardware designs. Sean's first problem is to sift through the mess left by the fired engineer Jason—who can’t seem to stay away. In that mess is Jason's own secret hack.
In the ‘Fragment’ Spinoza states his goal from the outset which is for us to acquire, “the knowledge of the union existing between our mind and the whole of nature.” Please notice that he does not use the word ‘brain’. He asks us to apply his ‘method’ to our own thinking process in order to clarify our thoughts and to select the power resident in our ability to form adequate ideas to recognize the truth of the reality which surrounds our daily lives. He would like us to harness our innate ability to think clearly in order to arrange our lives according to certain principles.
Essays on traveling to and through the mountain West
Can a humble waitress get into trouble for singing "The Cootie Song"? She can if her name is Kiki Worthington and she is heir to the Worthington mega-fortune--and her performance ends up on You Tube for all the world to see. Kiki is in love with her half-brother Bye (Byron III) Worthington. They live with their father & Bye's mother Dinah in Douglas Beach, Florida. Though they agree to date other people, this is easier said than done. Kiki uses her time to explore career options, often meeting with disapproval from her father. Things come to a head when Kiki leaves for the FL panhandle to reconnect with long-estranged family members. The entire family reunites when Cousin Miranda's war-veteran fiancé' Joe suddenly dies. Byron II does some soul searching and contacts Kiki's mother who has not been in her life since she was 4. She learns that Byron II is not her father, thus leaving herself and Bye free to marry. A fun mix of family, food, music and an HEA ending!
The Santa Fé Trail sets the scene for drug running, money laundering, treachery, murder, and challenges to character, as Judicial Indiscretion plays out in the cactus-studded New Mexican Rio Grande Valley landscape. Following the ritualized murder of a respected judge in Mimbres County, New Mexico, a local attorney, David Madrid, is indicted and arrested for the crime. Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Linda Lawson of The San Diego Times, prevails upon her long time friend Matt Lucas to assist in the defense of David, her brother.
The ultra-inspirational tale of Lisa Jackson, the fitness-phobe who became a best-selling running author and ultra-marathon runner (she's twice completed the gruelling 56-mile Comrades Marathon). Each chapter will focus on a different life lesson running has taught Lisa, plus the stories of the amazing runners she's befriended during 60-plus marathons. With a super-slow average marathon time of 5h45 - and having come last in four - Lisa dubs herself 'The World's Slowest Marathon Correspondent' in a writing career that's seen her donning fancy dress to cover races in cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Hong Kong and New York.
Jillie Lange is a feisty and resourceful 15-year-old who should be at home in St. Louis. Instead, she’s fleeing town on a Greyhound bus with her mother, Ada, along with money and incriminating papers belonging to a crime boss. Arriving in Phoenix, they encounter police detective Luis Faro, a man suffering severe vertigo and mired in guilt resulting from an automobile accident that killed his wife. Assigned to investigate Ada and Jillie, Luis finds himself on a collision course with the revenge fueled mobster at the same time he learns the accident that killed his wife was no accident.
The book opens by describing how I was told by my diabetic doctor that there were early signs of retinopathy forming in my eyes. This diagnosis could ultimately lead to me losing my eyesight. I was therefore compelled to look at ways in which I could improve my health beyond my doctor’s standard advice. Through doing my own research, I found that there were huge benefits to be gained by following a low-carb diet, and that it could even prevent type 2 diabetes. I adopted this diet myself, and document my experiences and overall results in the decade that followed.
In this extract we look at how science works, and discuss a little about sugars and raise the question as to whether there is any good scientific reason to "buy organic."