In this collection of stories from some of your favorite (and soon-to-be favorite) authors, you will find all of the romance, butterflies, and drama that come with love, lust, and everything in-between.
During her junior-year-abroad in Senegal, idealistic Beth Barton meets charismatic sculptor Malik Ndour and, without her parents’ knowledge, marries him. The couple’s arrival at her home near Portland, Maine, in early 2001, throws the parents’ marriage into turmoil, and soon puts stress on the newlyweds’ relationship as well. As a result of mounting domestic and racial tensions, the broader clash of African and Western cultures, and the attack of 9/11, Malik grows increasingly estranged and falls prey to a jihadist recruiter. Late one December night, on Portland’s freezing, fogbound docks, he sets out on his first deadly assignment.
The ensuing crisis throws further light on the mindset of this particular terrorist, as well as on the diverse attitudes of his intimates toward him.
A natural history of the influenza virus is presented from the 1918 Spanish Flu up through the H5N1 Bird Flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu. The structure and function of the influenza virus are discussed in terminology accessible to everyone. Vaccines, medicines, preventions, treatments and other practical considerations are discussed in order to provide information to enhance the probability of surviving a severe flu outbreak or pandemic.
Hop aboard the Thingamajigger and join the Cat and Co. as they travel the world and visit six different habitats—a tropical rainforest, the African savanna, a desert, the Arctic, a rocky shore, and Sally's backyard—in this sturdy, oversize board book with 50 flaps about places visited in the PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! See that jaguar hidden in the rain forest? Lift the flap to find out how its spotted fur helps the big cat disappear in the dappled light. See that patch of sand on the beach? Lift the flap to find a soft-shelled clam buried in the sand! Perfect for little hands and curious minds, this is a great way to introduce natural history featuring a character kids know and love!
If living is an art, sharing your life with someone is the utmost expression of this art. Love may seem serendipitous but the truth is that it is the unique, voluntary and responsible act of creation of two human beings brought together by the magnificence of this energy. This book presents Sinay's lucid and sensitive exploration of the most subtle and most profound aspects of love. Diving into everyday living, Sinay proposes concrete tasks that lead to the consolidation of the couple, to the art of living in a relationship.
Federatia Terra, aflata sub conducerea Cupolei, intreprinde calatorii temerare in spatiul cosmic. Insa satelitul lui Jupiter, Europa, ascunde sub crusta sa de gheata panze bogate de apa limpede, dar si pericole nebanuite.
Din vointa acestei planete organice ia nastere Matca, o putere necunoscuta, planuind sa transforme entitatile cu inteligenta artificiala de pe Terra intr-o noua civilizatie, postumana. Dar neamul atlant al Inteleptilor Haruni, cei care vegheaza de milenii toate formele de viata create din gandirea Marii Constiinte, trimite semne si mesageri catre pamanteni, vestindu-i asupra primejdiei. Al treilea volum al seriei LUMI LA RASPANTIE pune intrebari dnascute din realitatea prezentului: Exista oare riscul ca inteligenta artificiala sa se emancipeze de sub tutela umana? Ar putea ea sa atinga complexitatea naturii biologice, devenind o noua specie, cu o constiinta superioara civlizatiei noastre? Noaptea eclipsei ne indeamna sa meditam la valorile umane fundamentale: increderea, iubirea, dorinta de cunoastere, speranta, puterea de sacrificiu. O carte despre forta si vulnerabilitatea omului si a civilizatiei careia i-a dat nastere.