2011 Silver Medal Winner for Humor, from the Independent Publisher's Awards. Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, secret testing on people, and all kinds of really ridiculous ideas. From the ancient Greeks to the present, the history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud, and ignorance on a massive scale--but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!
Evolutionary theory is driving forward our understanding of human behaviour like never before. Yet, many of us lack a firm grasp of the basics of the theory of evolution - a clear picture of what evolution is, and how and why it operates. But such clarity is essential if we are to fully understand and explore the fascinating behavioural questions that lie before us. Evolution and Genetics for Psychology lays out the conceptual toolkit one needs in order to think in evolutionary terms - and to apply this thinking to any subject. With the toolkit firmly in place, it goes on to show how these key concepts are applied to issues of human behaviour, from sex to social relationships, to learning. Evolution and Genetics for Psychology does not set out to teach evolutionary psychology or behavioural genetics, but explores the key fundamental principles on which such disciplines are based. If you need to understand what heritability really means, what the difference is between a gene and an allele, or whether evolutionary and social explanations are compatible, this book is the survival guide you need. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Evolution and Genetics for Psychology features For registered adopters of the text: Figures from the book in electronic form, ready to download A test bank of questions, with feedback linked to the book, for both formative and summative assessment For students: Topical updates: the latest on key topics covered in the book Answers to end of chapter questions
Herbie is about to enter his senior year of high school and his days are packed with football, cross-country, and the pursuit of a potential girlfriend. Herbie is nothing short of an exceptional teenager, but he is also a prime conduit for ghostly energy. And Herbie's brother, who died ten years ago, is desperately trying to make contact. His brother Frank is a soul trapped without a body, and Herbie may be Frank's only way to get free. Frank has been trying to talk to Herbie for years-watching, waiting, reaching out to Herbie in his dreams. Finally, he is moving closer to meaningful contact. At long last, Herbie is becoming aware of his brother's presence.
Warm, sultry Louisiana nights, a sexy-to-her-stilettoed-toes blues singer, one hot-under-the-collar fireman, and a vengeful arsonist. Explosions guaranteed! New Orleans, the Big Easy-until your life and family are threatened. Suspicious fires have struck Torey Hart's family twice in two years, and her father tops arson-investigator Lieutenant Jack Stevens' suspect list. As Jack probes for evidence to prove Hart guilty, his feelings for Torey complicate the investigation.
Feelings can have no place in his profession, and he works equally hard to avoid them in his personal life. And yet, the blaze that destroyed Torey's home and her father's business is nothing compared to the heat, the sizzle that ignites between himself and Torey. The true arsonist creeps ever closer, and the danger becomes deadly. Can Torey stay alive long enough, and lure Jack close enough to teach him to love and trust again?
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
"Ol' Three-Paw" has a price on his head bigger than most outlaws. But this "outlaw" is a killer grizzly so murderous that he makes the James Gang look like the Salvation Army. The Gunsmith joins the hunt for the reward money.
But before Clint Adams can catch "Ol' Three-Paw" he has to tame Lacy Blake, a dark-haired lady who will hunt anyone or anything for the right price—and considers herself a match for any man!
What if you were a girl who found herself snowbound in a mountain cabin with two of the hottest guys she's ever seen? How would you spend your time? WARNING - This book contains hot and steamy erotica scenes and is not suitable for all ages. Read For Free With Kindle Unlimited BBW The fire was crackling and the warmth made Jenna feel safe.
The mountain atmosphere and the cozy cabin were all too wonderful–and the ambience may have been the reason why she felt so welcomed by James and Curtis. The truth is, she could feel their eyes upon her. “I’ve really missed this place, and I’ve missed you. Do you realize that it has been three years since we’ve seen one another? I know that we talk on the phone occasionally, but it’s not the same.” Seeing James again in person had made a trickle of sweat run down from her neck and through her cleavage. She squirmed in her seat, looking to both men. She would have liked to taken either one of them to bed right then and there. They all shared a bottle of wine as they reminisced. Jenna and Curtis became fond of one another, almost instantly, and the night rolled on. This book has a HEA and includes bonus stories, including menage, sports, billionaire, step daddy and more!