The Chinese economic reform beginning in 1978 had enormous success. This work provides a thorough examination of that reform at the micro, macro, economic and political levles, interpreting the process from the perspective of modern economics.
In this tale of love and obsession set against a picturesque Seattle backdrop, the lives of four successful thirty-somethings collide in a life-altering moment that transforms loneliness into total destruction. When Rawn, a schoolteacher, and D’Becca, a supermodel, meet, their electric chemistry leads to a relationship of passion and intimacy that neither anticipates—until Rawn’s seductive friend and colleague Sicily introduces him to emotionally fragile fashion designer Tamara. Sultry, beautiful, and dangerously unstable, Tamara develops a fixation with Rawn that leads to deception and an impulsive act of desperation that irrevocably intertwines four lives. Soon Rawn becomes a person of interest in a murder and the target of a media spectacle. Packed with sexy, page-turning drama, Vulnerable illustrates the complexity of desire and emotion, the weakness in human nature, and the fragility and spontaneity of fate.
Reluctant vampire Cherry Stem tries to unwrap and survive the mystery behind her turning, while juggling hot mortal and immortal men, prophecies, improbable friendships, and bad hair days. Book 1 - Cherry Stem When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was. And her unlife isn’t the only thing at stake. Book 2 - Cherry Blossom Alex is changing, AdIsa is dead but not as gone as she should be, and feelings forced aside are reconsidered. Back in her hometown, and faced with an overabundance of new information, Cherry is determined to fight for herself, her family, and her man. That’s when her world is turned upside down. Again. Book 3 - Cherry Pie Cherry has lost her career, her life, and both the men she’s loved, because others made her choices for her. It’s time for that to stop.
Ni ska vara heliga för jag är helig is an analysis of eastern religious traditions from a Christian point of view. The author delves in to numerous different faiths and practices which are increasing in popularity in the western world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, yoga, mindfulness, and asks the question "can parts of these practices be integrated with Biblical Christianity?
Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.
Straight from the pages of the Noted Personalities section of The World Almanac comes this refreshingly original series of biographies.
Chronicling the lives of the most important people of the 20th century, these books give student readers a powerful resource for understanding how their world came to be what it is today. Enriched with historic photos of the life and times of the people being profiled, and with excerpts from primary source documents, this series will inspire critical thinking, further research, and additional reading. Each book is more than just the story of an individual. It is a powerful social history of the world one person was born into.