Strong Enough To Bend

Author: Judith K. Witherow
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0974717266
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In Strong Enough to Bend, author Judith K. Witherow compiles a sampling from four decades of her essays and poems that describe the real life experiences of a disabled, mixed blood Native American Indian lesbian raised in Appalachian poverty. Much of the work has been previously published in anthologies, university women's studies texts and feminist periodicals. This unique memoir is the first collection exclusively authored by Witherow.

Seeing With The Eyes Of Love

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 0915132877
Size: 57.11 MB
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"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."

Communication In Plants

Author: F. Baluška
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9783540284758
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Plant neurobiology is a newly emerging field of plant sciences. It covers signalling and communication at all levels of biological organization – from molecules up to ecological communities. In this book, plants are presented as intelligent and social organisms with complex forms of communication and information processing. Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly. The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity.

Far From Heaven Safe And Superstar The Karen Carpenter Story

Author: Todd Haynes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555847773
Size: 42.46 MB
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Todd Haynes is a fiercely intelligent and visionary writer-director. Haynes's award-winning short film Superstar (1987) tells the story of Karen Carpenter's dark struggle with anorexia nervosa. With a cast of Barbie dolls, the underground classic became "the most talked-about, least-seen film of the 1980's" (The Onion A.V.) after the Carpenter estate forced it permanently out of circulation. Haynes's breakthrough feature, Safe (1995), was voted Best Film of the 1990s by the 2000 Village Voice Film Critics Poll. It is the disturbing, elusive story of an affluent suburban housewife whose life is shattered by a mysterious illness. Haynes's latest movie, Far from Heaven, continues his investigation of the conflicted woman, depicting a 1950s housewife who is alienated by her neighbors when her husband's homosexuality leads her to turn to her African-American gardener. The winner of fifty critics' prizes and on over two hundred Top Ten lists (more than any film of 2002), Far from Heaven was nominated for a slew of major awards, including an Academy Award. With exquisite subtlety, all three films demonstrate Haynes's concerns as a pioneer of the "new queer cinema" who is winning increasing acceptance by the American mainstream. Black-and-white photographs are featured throughout.

Bend Not Break

Author: Ping Fu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591846811
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Traces the author's rise from a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution to an "Inc. Magazine" Entrepreneur of the Year and proud U.S. citizen, describing the circumstances that led to her exile and the visionary leadership style that enabled her remarkable career.

Be The Better Person

Author: Mary Miner
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463445512
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1. Can you turn a bad day into a happy day? 2. Do you have a peaceful, calm, comfortable life? 3. Are you content with who you are? 4. Are you always kind, considerate and sincere to everyone, especially those you love? If you answered yes to all four questions, then this book is not for you. If you answered no to just one, GOD says you need to read Our golden book. If you diligently read this entire book, persistently practice these golden skills and consistently apply what you read you will love yourself more than you do right now. Isn’t that a nice thought? For small fee you could have a better life. Better yet, those around you could also have a better life. This is not just a book. It is a campaign to bring back THE GOLDEN RULE. You might be wondering why I gave credit to GOD as co-author for this golden book. Well, credit goes where credit is deserved. I didn’t write this book by myself. My INNER VOICE, who I call GOD told me, “My job on this Earth is to spread as much love as I possibly can.” HE told me what I should and shouldn’t write. I listened. Some might think I am crazy but at my wise age; I don’t care because I am finally happy, peaceful and content in this greedy, confused unloving world. So, if you believe everything happens for a reason, guess what, it does! You are looking at this right now for a reason. So buy and live this golden book!

Magnetoresistance In Metals

Author: A. B. Pippard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521326605
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First published in 1989, this book contained the first systematic account of magnetoresistance in metals, the study of which has provided solid-state physicists with much valuable information about electron motion in metals. The electrical resistance of a metal is usually changed when a magnetic field is applied to it; at low temperatures the change may be very large indeed and when magnetic breakdown is involved, very complex. Every metal behaves differently, and the effect is highly dependent on the direction of the field relative to the crystal axes. Quite apart from its usefulness for determining the Ferni surfaces of individual metals, the phenomenon presents many interesting problems in its own right; it is the phenomenon, rather than its applications, that Professor Pippard concentrates on in this book. The level of treatment is aimed at readers with a basic knowledge of undergraduate solid-state physics, and makes no great demand on mathematical ability. The text is copiously illustrated with real experimental results.

Voices Of The Chincoteague

Author: Martha A. Burns
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143963064X
Size: 49.24 MB
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Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to boom towns like Greenbackville and Franklin City on Virginia's remote Chincoteague Bay to cash in on the lucrative oyster trade. Most eventually settled for simple rural lives, living a cash and barter economy, commuting on foot or by boat, always closely tied to the tide and water. From mystery in the marsh to jealous lovers, these accounts of life on the Bay are filled with work boats, crab pots, and saltwater.

From Grief To Relief

Author: Joseph Perroni
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477104062
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Joseph Perroni shares a personal and intimate look into his life-changing struggle from the depth of grief through his labored climb back to relevance and joyfulness. He bravely gives the public a front-row seat to witness how a widowers heart breaks and how it may be healed. With profound honesty, passion, and insight, he questions God, cold-hearted clinical treatments, and an apathetic death-denying culture. Finding the path to higher ground was made possible by the values and love instilled in him by his family and canine companions. The trek to higher ground is difficult but necessary when one assumes pride of ownership of his or her life. Joseph Perroni hopes his truth and life experiences help others find peace.

Get A Grip On Physics

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486289702
Size: 70.94 MB
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Popular physics primer by an acclaimed author offers accessible, imaginative explanations of string theory, the Schrödinger's Cat paradox, quantum uncertainty, black holes, and other cosmic oddities. Numerous playful illustrations.