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1 CK12 21st Century Physics: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies - James Batterson, David P. Stern, Andrew Jackson & et al
Auteur : James Batterson, David P. Stern, Andrew Jackson & et al
Genre : Physics
CK-12 Foundations’s 21st Century Physics Flexbook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies covers the following chapters: Toward Understanding Gravitation – gravitation, astronomy and cosmology. Nuclear Energy - non-mathematical introduction to atomic nucleus and nuclear fission. The Standard Model of Particle Physics - Building blocks of matter and forces that hold these particles together The Standard Model and Beyond- Current experiments in particle physics, large particle colliders, equipment and instrumentation and emerging theories. A Brief Synopsis of Modern Physics - origin, components, implications, and lingering problems. Introduction to Nanoscience - discovery and study of phenomena at molecular scale (between 10 and 100nm Biophysics (Medical Imaging) - medical imaging technologies and their foundations in physics Kinematics: Motion, Work, and Energy – te
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3 Light Emerging - Barbara Ann Brennan
Auteur : Barbara Ann Brennan
Genre : Spirituality
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity.

In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process.

Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging

4 What Is the Bible? - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Bible Studies
Instant New York Times Bestseller

Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined—and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

In Love Wins, Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. Using the same inspired, inquisitive approach, he now turns to our most sacred book, the Bible. What Is the Bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives.

Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. Wh

5 The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape - McKinsey Global Institute, Charles Roxburgh, Susan Lund, Richard Dobbs, James Manyika & Haihao Wu
Auteur : McKinsey Global Institute, Charles Roxburgh, Susan Lund, Richard Dobbs, James Manyika & Haihao Wu
Genre : Economics
Several forces are converging to reshape global capital markets in the coming decade and to reduce the role of listed equities. The most important of these is the rapid shift of wealth to emerging markets where private investors typically put less than 15 percent of their money into equities (compared to 30–40 percent in many mature economies). At the same time, demand for listed equities in developed economies is likely to fall due to aging, shifting pension regimes, growth of alternative investments, and new financial regulations.The result, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report, The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape, will be a potential $12.3 trillion “equity gap” between the amount of equities that investors will demand and what companies will need to fund growth over the next decade. MGI projects that the share of glob

6 The Coming Plague - Laurie Garrett
Auteur : Laurie Garrett
Genre : Social Science
A New York Times bestseller

The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett

"Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

After decades spent assuming that the conquest of infectious disease was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours.

Relying on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology, and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America, and the United States,

7 Addressing Emerging Threats and Targeted Attacks with IBM Security Network Protection - IBM Redbooks
Auteur : IBM Redbooks
Genre : Computers
In networks today, organizations are faced with hundreds of new web and non-web applications that are available to their users. Social media applications, peer-to-peer file transfer applications, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), web-based email, cloud data storage, and many others are all readily available. The ease and speed at which these new applications can be installed or simply accessed reduces the effectiveness of a perimeter-based security architecture and provides many new types of risks. These applications can be used by an attacker to obtain initial access into the organization and bypass any perimeter-based security.

This IBM® Redguide™ publication introduces the solution, which is a (IPS) that extends the capabilities of traditional protocol-based IPSes by providing application visibility and control. By using IBM X-Force® Research And Development, this so

8 Why the West Rules--for Now - Ian Morris
Auteur : Ian Morris
Genre : World
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last?

Describing the patterns of human history, the archaeologist and historian Ian Morris offers surprising new answers to both questions. It is not, he reveal

9 Flashpoints - George Friedman
Auteur : George Friedman
Genre : Political Science
A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years), with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines “flashpoints,” unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

“There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8 Ball.”  —The New York Times Magazine

With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints, Friedman focuses on Europe—the world’s cultural and power nexus for the past five hundred years . . . until now. Analyzing the most unstable, unexpected, and fascinating borderlands of Eur

10 Leading from the Emerging Future - Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer
Auteur : Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer
Genre : Management & Leadership
Our Time Is Now We have entered an age of disruption. Financial collapse, climate change, resource depletion, and a growing gap between rich and poor are but a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer ask, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole. Filled with real-world examples, this thought-provoking guide presents proven practices for building a new economy that is more resilient, intentional, inclusive, and aware. “A watershed! An inspiring, practical weaving of the inner and outer dimensions of the systemic changes so many around the world are now working toward.” —Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan S

11 The Zimzum of Love - Rob Bell & Kristen Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell & Kristen Bell
Genre : Christianity
As he revolutionized traditional teaching on hell in the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Love Wins, Rob Bell now transforms how we understand and practice marriage in The Zimzum of Love, co-written with his wife, Kristen.

Despite the divorce statistics, people are still committing to each other, instinctively believing and hoping that theirs is a sacred union that will last forever. Yet when these couples encounter problems, they often lack the resources that keep them connected to this greater mystery surrounding marriage.

Rob and Kristen Bell introduce a startling new way of looking at marriage, The Zimzum of Love. Zimzum is a Hebrew term where God, in order to have a relationship with the world, contracts, creating space for the creation to exist. In marriage, zimzum is the dynamic energy field between two partners, in which each person contracts to allow th

12 Velvet Elvis - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Velvet Elvis is the first book from Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins.  Selected as one of 2011’s most influential people by Time Magazine, pastor Bell offers original and refreshingly personal perspectives on what Christianity is truly all about in Velvet Elvis.  A vibrant voice for a new generation of Christians—the most recognizable Christian leader among young adults—Rob Bell inspires readers to take a fresh look at traditional questions of faith.

13 IBM Information Server: Integration and Governance for Emerging Data Warehouse Demands - IBM Redbooks
Auteur : IBM Redbooks
Genre : Databases
This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for business leaders and IT architects who are responsible for building and extending their data warehouse and Business Intelligence infrastructure. It provides an overview of powerful new capabilities of Information Server in the areas of big data, statistical models, data governance and data quality. The book also provides key technical details that IT professionals can use in solution planning, design, and implementation.

14 Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
In the ninth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and Mudge spend a scary night at Henry's grandmother's house in the country.

15 Sex God - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
From Rob Bell, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Love Wins and a Christian pastor named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in 2011, comes Sex God, an enlightening exploration of sexuality and spirituality. With profound beauty and insight, Bell addresses the truism that we can’t talk about ourselves as sexual beings without asking who made us that way. For progressive Christians and readers who enjoy the writings of Donald Miller, N.T. Wrighter, Brian McLaren and Timothy Keller, Rob Bell is a pioneer among those seeking a new kind of Christian teaching.  

16 Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
In the eleventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, it's a gray, rainy weekend and Henry and Mudge are stuck inside. Being inside is boring, until Henry and his parents decide to build a castle in the basement!

17 Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
In this eighth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and his dog Mudge take in a stray cat. It's not a pretty cat, but it is a happy cat and it loves Mudge!

18 The Heart of Christianity - Marcus J. Borg
Auteur : Marcus J. Borg
Genre : Christianity
World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith.

For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.

Borg reclaims terms and ideas once thought to be the sole province of evangelicals and fundamentalists: he shows that terms such as "born again" have real meaning for all Christians; that the "Kingdom of God" is not a bulwark against secularism but is a means of transf

19 A New Kind of Christianity - Brian D. McLaren
Auteur : Brian D. McLaren
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
“Some books provide us with information about the world, but every once in a while a book appears that enables us to imagine new, more wonderful worlds. [A New Kind of Christianity] is one of these.” —Peter Rollins, Ikon A New Kind of Christianity is Brian D. McLaren’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough work of the emergent-church movement, A New Kind of Christian. Named by Time magazine as one of America’s top 25 evangelicals, McLaren, along with such contemporaries as N.T. Wright, Jim Wallis, and Rob Bell, is one of the acknowledged leaders of a new generation of Christians who want to update their faith for current times while remaining true to the core message of Jesus. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, McLaren explores the questions that will determine the shape of Christianity for the next 500 years.

20 What We Talk About When We Talk About God - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Christianity
How God is described today strikes many as mean, primitive, backward, illogical, tribal, and at odds with the frontiers of science. At the same time, many intuitively feel a sense of reverence and awe in the world. Can we find a new way to talk about God?

Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell does here for God what he did for heaven and hell in Love Wins: he shows how traditional ideas have grown stale and dysfunctional and reveals a new path for how to return vitality and vibrancy to how we understand God. Bell reveals how we got stuck, why culture resists certain ways of talking about God, and how we can reconnect with the God who is with us, for us, and ahead of us, pulling us forward into a better future—and ready to help us live life to the fullest.

21 Emerging mHealth: Paths for Growth - PWC & Economist Intelligence Unit
Auteur : PWC & Economist Intelligence Unit
Genre : Industries & Professions
PwC commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit, a subsidiary of The Economist, to examine the current state and potential of mobile health (mHealth) in developed and emerging markets (US, UK, Brazil, India, China, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Turkey, South Africa), the ongoing barriers to its adoption and opportunities for companies seeking growth in the mHealth space.

22 Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
In the 13th book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and his big dog Mudge can't wait for Cousin Annie to visit. But when Annie arrives, she thinks Henry's fish tank smells and does not like dog kisses. How can you have fun with a cousin like that? Henry and Mudge find a way!

23 Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
In this seventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, first Henry has a cold, and then Mudge gets sick, too. What can Henry do to help Mudge feel better?

24 Boys & Sex - Peggy Orenstein
Auteur : Peggy Orenstein
Genre : Family & Relationships

Now in paperback—Peggy Orenstein, author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex, turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men. “Eye-opening…. Every few pages, the boy world cracks open a little bit…. Even in the most anxiety-provoking moments of Boys & Sex, it’s clear that Orenstein believes in the goodness of boys and the men they can become, and she believes in us, as parents, to raise them” (New York Times Book Review).

Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—ste

25 Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind - Cynthia Rylant
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Genre : Early Readers
Storms make Henry jump. They make his big dog Mudge even jumpier. When the thunder goes pow!, Mudge goes to hide. Poor Mudge! How can Henry help his best friend?

26 The Anatomy of Dreams - Chloe Benjamin
Auteur : Chloe Benjamin
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Discover the award-winning debut novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists, a “majestic collision of sci-fi thriller and love story” (Bustle) about a young woman struggling with questions of love, trust, and ethics as the line between dreams and reality dangerously blurs.

When Sylvie Patterson, a bookish student at a Northern California boarding school, falls in love with a spirited, elusive classmate named Gabe, they embark on an experiment that changes their lives. Their headmaster, Dr. Adrian Keller, is a charismatic medical researcher who has staked his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming: by teaching his patients to become conscious during sleep, he believes he can relieve stress and trauma. Over the next six years, Sylvie and Gabe become consumed by Keller’s work, following him across the count

27 The Sale of a Lifetime - Harry S. Dent, Jr.
Auteur : Harry S. Dent, Jr.
Genre : Personal Finance
After the Roaring '20s came the Great Depression. After the Roaring 2000s came the Great Recession.

We're now entering the winter season of the 80-Year Four Season Economic Cycle. It's during this season that we'll clear the decks with a devastating crash and debilitating deflation. The economy and markets will shed the excesses created during the preceding fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom.

After the blustering bull market of 2009-2015, we are now preparing for a shakeout more painful than anything we've seen before. We have eight years of unprecedented government stimulus and money creation to thank for stretching this bubble beyond imagination and making the burst more painful than anything we've ever experienced.

There's no better guide to financial cycles than Harry S.

28 Emerging Love - Rori O'Keeffe
Auteur : Rori O'Keeffe
Genre : Poetry
Love may fill a heart with fire at one moment, and at the next strike it cold and unapproachable. A cautionary love tale about love lost at sea. When we first encounter love, the experience can transform us for life. Falling into the arms of a stranger may be the most perilous of first loves, and nothing will be the same again.

540 words. 18+ for mature language and themes.

29 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Margaret McNamara
Auteur : Margaret McNamara
Genre : Fiction
Mrs. Connor's classroom learns all about Martin Luther King in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read!

When Mrs. Conner's class learns about a great man, they discover their own dreams and hopes for a better world!

30 Winning in Emerging Markets - Tarun Khanna & Krishna G. Palepu
Auteur : Tarun Khanna & Krishna G. Palepu
Genre : Management & Leadership
The best way to select emerging markets to exploit is to evaluate their size or growth potential, right? Not according to Krishna Palepu and Tarun Khanna. In Winning in Emerging Markets, these leading scholars on the subject present a decidedly different framework for making this crucial choice.

The authors argue that the primary exploitable characteristic of emerging markets is the lack of institutions (credit-card systems, intellectual-property adjudication, data research firms) that facilitate efficient business operations. While such "institutional voids" present challenges, they also provide major opportunities-for multinationals and local contenders.

Palepu and Khanna provide a playbook for assessing emerging markets' potential and for crafting strategies for succeeding in those markets. They explain how to:

· Spot institutional voids in d

31 Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise - Wanda Coven
Auteur : Wanda Coven
Genre : Chapter Books
When Heidi gets in some Christmastime trouble, it will take more than magic to restore the holiday spirit!

Christmas is around the corner, and Heidi is very excited. She loves Christmas decorations, Christmas cookies, and, best of all, Christmas presents! But when she takes her mom’s special charm bracelet without asking—and then loses it—Heidi fears that her mom will be angry with her. And when she finally finds the bracelet, it has been totally crushed by a snowplow. Heidi tries to fix the broken bracelet with a spell, but that only makes things worse! Will Heidi have the courage to come clean and tell her mom the truth—and will there still be room for Christmas cheer?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

32 A Government of Wolves - John W. Whitehead
Auteur : John W. Whitehead
Genre : Politics & Current Events
In A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. In such an environment, the law becomes yet another tool to oppress the people. As a constitutional attorney of national prominence, and as president of The Rutherford Institute, an international civil liberties organization, Whitehead has been at the forefront of the fight for civil liberties in this country.

The recurring theme at the heart of A Government of Wolves is that the American people are in grave danger of losing their basic freedoms. The simple fact is that the Constitution - and in particular the Bill of Rights - is being undermined on virtually every front. Indeed, everything America was founded upon is in some way being challenged. The openness and freedo

33 NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence - Pramod J. Sadalage & Martin Fowler
Auteur : Pramod J. Sadalage & Martin Fowler
Genre : Computers
The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program.

NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL databases work and the ways that they may be a superior alternative to a traditional RDBMS. The authors provide a fast-paced guide to the concepts you need to know in order to evaluate whether NoSQL databases are right for your needs and, if so, which technologies you should explore further.

The first part of the book concentrates on core concepts, including schemaless data models, aggregates, new distribution models, the CAP theorem,

34 The Little Book of Emerging Markets - Mark Mobius
Auteur : Mark Mobius
Genre : Economics
The information you need to invest in emerging markets, in one Little Book
The world's economies are in a state of flux. The traditional dominance of the G7 countries is being challenged by emerging market nations like Brazil and India, and while investment opportunities in these countries abound, the risks can be extremely high. In this Little Book, Mark Mobius, an internationally-renowned expert on emerging market funds, explains the ins and outs of emerging market investment, providing practical guidance on picking industries and companies likely to win, and explaining why policies and regulations matter as much as balance sheets, how to recognize global contenders, techniques for managing risk, and how to get out at the right time.

The emerging markets are expected to be a key driver of future global economic growth, and with The Little Book

35 Pursued - Jud Wilhite
Auteur : Jud Wilhite
Genre : Christianity
Christian faith isn't blind obedience to a set of rules and regulations; it is entering into a relationship with a God who pursues us-not to punish, but to love. As the leader of Central Christian Church in the self-proclaimed "Sin City, U.S.A.," Jud Wilhite has seen it all, and he knows that no matter how far someone has strayed from God, God always remains in passionate pursuit. Using the biblical prophet Hosea's marriage, commanded by God, to an unfaithful prostitute as a metaphor for God's unwavering love, PURSUED compellingly illustrates God's plan for every person-to be freed to become his or her own unique self through intimate togetherness with the living, loving God.

36 New Truth to the Fountain of Youth: The Emerging Reality of Anti-Aging Medicine - Theodore Goldsmith
Auteur : Theodore Goldsmith
Genre : Medical
For most of the past century, it was widely thought that delaying the human aging process was scientifically impossible. More recently, it has become increasingly clear that delaying aging is not only possible but a near-term reality. This book describes how theories of biological aging have evolved to support anti-aging medicine and summarizes the steadily increasing experimental evidence confirming that slowing the aging process is medically feasible. These developments are leading to fundamental changes in the way we think of age-related diseases like cancer and heart disease.

The author goes on to describe possible approaches to finding anti-aging agents and ways modern technology, including the Internet, could be applied to the search. Second edition 5/2014

37 Dr. Mary's Monkey - Edward T. Haslam
Auteur : Edward T. Haslam
Genre : Medical
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into cover-ups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys. This new edition includes a foreword from author Jim Marr.

38 Being a Teen - Jane Fonda
Auteur : Jane Fonda
Genre : Health

This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:
• The male and female body as it changes and matures.
• Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others.
• Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today’s world.
• Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem.
• Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
Praise for Being a Teen
“A frank and candid resource for adolescents.”

39 Herbal Antivirals - Stephen Harrod Buhner
Auteur : Stephen Harrod Buhner
Genre : Health & Fitness
Take control of your health and learn how to use herbs safely and effectively to prevent and fight off a wide range of viral infections, including coronaviruses, SARS, influenza, encephalitis, dengue fever, and more. Expert herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner offers this exhaustive guide to understanding the antiviral properties of dozens of herbs, backed up by the most recent research studies and findings. In addition to in-depth profiles of the herbs, Buhner provides complete, step-by-step instructions for obtaining high-quality herbs and preparing and using customized herbal formulations for strengthening the immune system and addressing each virus. Discover how these natural remedies can help keep you and your family healthy and strong.

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40 Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-Dyed Bunny - Wanda Coven
Auteur : Wanda Coven
Genre : Chapter Books
Heidi brings home the class bunny over Easter weekend—and finds herself in a magical, colorful mess!

Easter is just a few days away and Heidi Heckelbeck can’t wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it’s Heidi’s turn to take home Maggie, the school’s bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi’s arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to un-tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

41 Emerging Adulthood - Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Auteur : Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Genre : Psychology
In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident whi

42 How the Bible Actually Works - Peter Enns
Auteur : Peter Enns
Genre : Christianity
Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acquire wisdom.

For many Christians, the Bible is a how-to manual filled with literal truths about belief that must be strictly followed. But the Bible is not static, Peter Enns argues. It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing questions and issues that confront us in our daily lives. Rather, the Bible is a dynamic instrument for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual questions, cultivating God’s wisdom within us.

“The Bible

43 Love Wins Companion - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Christianity
For anyone who wants to delve deeper into Rob Bell’s bestselling Love Wins, the expansive and accessible Love Wins Companion offers scholarly support and critiques, resources for individuals, groups, and classes, and brand new material by Rob Bell himself. As Love Wins continues to become a touchstone for thousands of readers worldwide, controversy surrounds the book’s arguments. Author Brian D. McClaren wrote that with Love Wins “thousands of readers will find freedom and hope and a new way of understanding the biblical story," yet USA Today observed that “Bell has stuck a pitchfork in how Christians talk about damnation." Here, in The Love Wins Companion, Rob Bell offers commentary on the positive and negative attention his groundbreaking book is receiving, delivering a crucial supplement to one of the most talked-about books in recent memory.

44 Jesus Wants to Save Christians - Rob Bell & Don Golden
Auteur : Rob Bell & Don Golden
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
“Bell and Golden trace redemption from Genesis to Revelation...[delivering] a tough message the American church needs to hear.”
—Christianity Today

“Equal parts prophetic warning and call to action, Jesus Wants to Save Christians exhorts Jesus’s followers to sacrifice their comforts and hear the ‘cry of the oppressed.’”
—Grand Rapids Press

In Jesus Wants to Save Christians, Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins joins with Don Golden, Christian activist and vice president of World Relief, to call upon the church to break from its cultural captivity and challenge the assumptions of the American Empire. Bell, whom the New York Times calls “one of the country’s most influential evangelical pastors” and whom Time Magazine named one of the most influential people in 2011, is a pioneer in the movement seeking new Chr

45 The Big Nine - Amy Webb
Auteur : Amy Webb
Genre : Industries & Professions
A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we -- the everyday people whose data powers AI -- aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into -- one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations -- Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain.

In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI -- the people working on the system, their motivations,

46 Relationship Alpha: The Emerging Competitive Advantage in Wealth Management - Charlotte B. Beyer
Auteur : Charlotte B. Beyer
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
Adapted from Charlotte Beyer’s 2017 book, Wealth Management Unwrapped, Revised and Expanded, comes a new term—relationship alpha (α), a competitive advantage for firms serving private clients and more predictive and longer lasting than traditional measures like alpha or beta. While Beyer’s book is addressed to investors, the Appendix (reprinted here) is addressed to advisors. Each of the “10 Principles of Principal” Beyer presents for investors has a corollary that a firm can apply to its management processes, culture, marketing methods, and client service protocols. Expanding on these 10 best practices, the author explains how relationship a can be securely and successfully embedded into a firm’s everyday activities, earning the trust and loyalty of private clients.

47 Brazillionaires - Alex Cuadros
Auteur : Alex Cuadros
Genre : Economics
For readers of Michael Lewis comes an engrossing tale of a country’s spectacular rise and fall, intertwined with the story of Brazil’s wealthiest citizen, Eike Batista—a universal story of hubris and tragedy that uncovers the deeper meaning of this era of billionaires.


When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil’s emerging class of billionaires at the height of the historic Brazilian boom, he was poised to cover two of the biggest business stories of our time: how the giants of the developing world were triumphantly taking their place at the center of global capitalism, and how wealth inequality was changing societies everywhere. The billionaires of Brazil and their massive fortunes resided at the very top of their country’s e

48 The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social and Collaborative Tools - Jacob Morgan
Auteur : Jacob Morgan
Genre : Management & Leadership
Solve business problems, uncover new opportunities, and ignite innovation using the newest collaborative technologies

The Collaborative Organization gives you a strategic approach to building, implementing, and using social and collaborative technologies—such as those created by Jive and Yammer—to create innovative products, solve business problems, and create new processes that will foster lasting success and growth.

Jacob Morgan is the principal and cofounder of Chess Media Group, which helps organizations understand how to use social and collaborative tools to solve business problems.

49 TRSF - Technology Review, Chris Foss, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Bear, Ma Boyong, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul DiFilippo, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Geoffrey Landis, Ken Liu, Ken MacLeod & Vandana Singh
Auteur : Technology Review, Chris Foss, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Bear, Ma Boyong, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul DiFilippo, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Geoffrey Landis, Ken Liu, Ken MacLeod & Vandana Singh
Genre : Short Stories
Technology Review Science Fiction: 12 visions of the future of computing, biotechnology, energy and more from the editors of MIT’s Technology Review. TRSF, is an anthology of original near-future science fiction stories by celebrated science fiction masters, and some of the best new talent from around the world. The collection is inspired by real world technological breakthroughs. Featuring an original cover by legendary science fiction artist Chris Foss, and illustrated with six classic Foss paintings.

50 Zika: The Emerging Epidemic - Donald G. McNeil Jr
Auteur : Donald G. McNeil Jr
Genre : Biology
A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Until recently, Zika—once considered a mild disease—was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage.

By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted—and eventually confirmed—that microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted.

The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April. The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico was confirmed on May 13, 2016. The
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