Author: Gena Showalter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488015295

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5958

"My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning." With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right? But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.


Author: Tom Becker

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545037468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 279

View: 3370

As Jonathan searches London's Darkside for the same murderer that his mother was seeking when she disappeared twelve years earlier, it becomes clear that it is Jonathan who is being hunted.


Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Author: Matthew T. Huber

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816685967

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7887

If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don’t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits—Big Oil, petro-states, and the strategists of empire—Lifeblood finds a deeper and more complex explanation in everyday practices of oil consumption in American culture. Those practices, Matthew T. Huber suggests, have in fact been instrumental in shaping the broader cultural politics of American capitalism. How did gasoline and countless other petroleum products become so central to our notions of the American way of life? Huber traces the answer from the 1930s through the oil shocks of the 1970s to our present predicament, revealing that oil’s role in defining popular culture extends far beyond material connections between oil, suburbia, and automobility. He shows how oil powered a cultural politics of entrepreneurial life—the very American idea that life itself is a product of individual entrepreneurial capacities. In so doing he uses oil to retell American political history from the triumph of New Deal liberalism to the rise of the New Right, from oil’s celebration as the lifeblood of postwar capitalism to increasing anxieties over oil addiction. Lifeblood rethinks debates surrounding energy and capitalism, neoliberalism and nature, and the importance of suburbanization in the rightward shift in American politics. Today, Huber tells us, as crises attributable to oil intensify, a populist clamoring for cheap energy has less to do with American excess than with the eroding conditions of life under neoliberalism.


Tapping into Jesus as the True Source of Renewal

Author: John Brandon

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619582775

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 519

Even mature Christians can have moments of spiritual apathy, seasons when you just go through the motions and rely on your own strength to survive. John Brandon’s Lifeblood has the answer. The power of the Holy Spirit inside you—the lifeblood—is the only way to bring about authentic spiritual growth. In seven rich chapters, John shares how tapping into the lifeblood will revitalize all aspects of your life. If you want to transform how you view your Christian life and live radically for God, this book is a must-read.


How Successful Business Owners Achieve Wealth

Author: Sam Frowine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425921637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 6853

There is excitement in the air. A young couple is in love. The wedding is exquisite. Two large families meet and celebrate. The festivities go on and on. The future holds so much promise-------- Oddly enough, in the midst of all the pleasantries, there is a cloud present. Like oil and water, there are two family members who do not easily mix. They are the new bride and her mother-in-law. Their mutual antagonism is a well known but infrequently spoken about syndrome. Their clash with one another is classic. Despite their lack of preparation for this, the individuals find themselves in a real inner war with no easy solution in sight. "My Son, What Have You Done?" attempts to analyze the many aspects of this conflict, including history, parents, baggage, expectations, siblings, and other surrounding influences. The style is analytic, objective and logical. The book reads lightly and entertainingly. The factors from the vantage point of both combatants are laid out, allowing the reader to make his or her own evaluation and judgment, and to relate to the situations presented. Surprisingly, "My Son, What Have You Done?" moves from its original neutral position and leads rather to strong, upbeat, and curative conclusions. Hopefully, its path will be helpful for everyone involved, which is the purpose for which this book was written. The book includes actual interviews with both mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law, which run the gamut of feelings, experiences, and hopes.


Author: Gill Fyffe

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 1910449172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1733

Poisoned. Ruined. Silenced. A family story. The heart-breaking true story of one woman’s fight for her family's future in the wake of one of the biggest medical scandals in the last 30 years. In 1988 Gill’s daughter is born and she is transfused with four units of blood. She does not know that the blood is probably harvested from Scottish or American prisoners. The prisoners probably did not know that their blood was infected with the Hepatitis C virus nor that the virus is destroying their livers. For the first ten years, Hepatitis C has no symptoms save unreasonable fatigue. Gill is falling asleep a lot. She falls asleep against radiators, and raises blisters which leave both shoulders patchworked with scars. She falls asleep at the wheel, drives off the road into a culvert and writes off the car. She falls asleep so often that she worries she is missing her son and daughter growing up. When her daughter is seven years old, she wakens to a letter from the Blood Transfusion Service, advising her that her transfusion was contaminated. Gill is treated with Alpha Interferon. The treatment fails because it is too late. The lawyer explains she cannot sue, because it is too late. Gill explains this situation to the bank. The bank withdraws her overdraft facility. Minus a salary and with no overdraft facility, she appeals to the Inland Revenue. The Inland Revenue threatens to close her husband down. This is for you mum, say her children, slamming Chumbawamba’s Tub-Thumping in the tape deck of the car she is about to sell. I get knocked down But I get up again You’re never going to keep me down. She sells the car, they sell the cottage. Her health and finances recover long enough for her to resume her career, before the side effects of Alpha Interferon force her to resign. In a panic to secure tuition fees, the family flee to London. And there, in the British Library’s Newspaper Archive, destitute again, Gill finds a quarter of a century of headlines. Lord Winston has called it the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Despite years of warning from the United States, that Britain rely on safe blood donations from healthy volunteers, and build the new laboratory required to process them, nothing is done. When five thousand people are discovered to have been infected and two thousand die, the evidence is shredded. The slow poison of an official cover-up and an establishment refusal to hold a Public Inquiry almost finishes Gill off. They’re never going to keep you down? insists her family. ‘This is a story of medical incompetence, political malfeasance, financial hardship and real long-term horrible suffering. It is also one of the funniest, most buoyant, triumphant books I’ve read in ages - tragi-comedy at a very high level, delightful and admirable.’ Sara Maitland, author of Three Times Table, Gossip from the Forest and A Book of Silence 'This is a tale of bad luck and its rippling effects, a portrait of a family stretched to its limits by uncertainty and lack of accountability. The misfortune itself is not unheard-of, yet Gill Fyffe’s narrative approach is fresh and full of surprises: no heartwarming clichés of love triumphing in adversity, no crusading campaigns. The result is writing that rings bold and true.' Jennie Erdal author of Ghosting and The Missing Shade of Blue More about Gill Fyffe


Author: N. J. Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849831920

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3414

Six months on from the events in NO ESCAPE, forensic psychologist Karen Taylor is busy assessing prisoners out on parole for a Ministry of Justice project designed to predict which of them will re-offend. One of them is Randall Greer, a violent serial rapist, whose last offence took place on the Isle of Wight. Karen is sure he will attack again - and that this time he will probably kill. So when Randall breaks the terms of his parole and goes missing, Karen breaks all the rules. She returns to the Isle of Wight to warn DCI Charlie Trench, because he was involved in Greer's arrest and subsequent trial for the rape of Lizzie Fane. Randall had threatened to kill Lizzie if she gave evidence against him. Lizzie Fane has secretly reinvented herself as Lisa Raithe, and is enjoying a burgeoning career as a successful artist. She's settled into an attractive village well away from the Island - and has tentatively started dating again. As Lisa, she has everything going for her. Until she hears that Randall is out, and on the loose. She has stoically rebuilt her shattered life - how far will she go to protect it? Soon people who gave evidence at Randall's trial are found murdered. Has the rapist now turned killer, as Karen predicted? Has Lizzie herself turned avenging angel? Or, as Karen starts to suspect, is someone else pulling the strings?


How to Change the World, One Dead Mosquito at a Time

Author: Alex Perry

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 1849041571

Category: Epidemics

Page: 173

View: 1710

"One day in 2006, the rich, well connected but very private philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through the holiday snaps of his friend, the development economist Jeffrey Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. 'They're not sleeping,' Sachs tells a shocked Chambers. 'They're in malarial comas.' A few days later, they were all dead. So begins Chambers' mission to eradicate a disease that has haunted mankind since before medicine began, still infects half a billion people a year, and kills a million of them. The campaign draws in presidents, celebrities, scientists and enormous funding and becomes a stunning success, saving millions of lives and propelling Africa towards prosperity. And by replacing traditional ideas of assistance with business acumen and hustle, Chambers upturns the whole notion of aid, forging a new path not just for the developing world but for global business, religion and even celebrity. As he follows three years of the campaign, award-winning journalist Alex Perry takes the reader across Africa, from a terrifying visit to a Ugandan town that is the most malarial on earth to a star-studded World Cup concert, encountering jungle scientists, fugitive guerrillas, presidents, religious leaders and icons of the global aid industry. In Lifeblood, he weaves together science and history with on-the-ground reporting and a riveting expose of aid as he documents this race against time. The result is a thrilling and all-too-rare tale of humanitarian triumph that has profound implications for how to build a better world." Présentation de l'éditeur.

Wolverine: Lifeblood

Author: Hugh Matthews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510737

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 7597

Troubled by memory flashes about his time in the Canadian army during World War II, Logan soon discovers that he had been a POW in a Nazi concentration camp, where he had fallen victim to the experimentation of ruthless Nazi scientist Wolfgang von Strucker, who will do anything to regain control of Wolverine's mutant powers. Original.


Tasmania's Hydro Power

Author: Roger Lupton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781875359332

Category: Electric power

Page: 447

View: 1941

Tasmania generates more electricity per head of population than any place in the world except Norway, and 99 per cent of that power is generated from clean, self-renewing water. This history seeks to capture the foresight and determination of those who began harnessing this priceless resource late last century, and built an efficient statewide energy grid.

Darkside 2: Lifeblood

Author: Tom Becker

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407132237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9717

A second gripping visit to the secret borough of Darkside... When Jonathan and Carnegie, Darkside's premier wereman PI, start to investigate a series of murders they find themselves embroiled in Dardside's most dangerous secret - and its most dangerous family. Solving the mystery is a lot less important than staying alive...

Water and Atmoshphere

The Lifeblood of Natural Systems

Author: Julie Kerr Casper

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438105614

Category: Atmosphere

Page: 223

View: 9230

Without the crucial resources of water and atmosphere, life would not be possible on Earth. Because of this, it is critical that they be managed and cared for. This work focuses on issues that affect us.


Author: Penny Rudolph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590589892

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 8162

Rachel Chavez, a recovering alcoholic, owns and lives in an apartment on the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Los Angeles. She leases parking space and the use of the rooftop helicopter pad to nearby businesses. Tough but vulnerable, she is struggling to stay sober and keep her business financially afloat. Horrified when she discovers two unconscious young Mexican boys locked in an apparently abandoned van in the garage, she rushes them to the emergency room. Doctors declare one dead on arrival. The other, dehydrated but alive, is admitted to the hospital. But when Rachel checks back the next day, the Medical Center has no record of either child. Wary of the police because her own checkered past includes a DWI and arrest for drug possession, Rachel’s determination to find an explanation becomes an obsession that meshes with a search for her own Mexican roots, creating a problem in her relationship with her fiancé. Hank, a workaholic water quality engineer, wants to marry her when his divorce finally comes through. But now Rachel isn’t certain marriage is for her. She relies on emotional support from her friends, an eclectic band of misfits and outsiders: Irene, a homeless fortuneteller, Goldie, the big-hearted leader of the late-night cleaning crew of mentally handicapped workers, and Rachel’s dad Marty, a compulsive gambler. She’s delighted when the hospital leases parking space for staff, relieving her of financial worries. But her life doesn’t become easier. It quickly becomes very complicated. And dangerous.

Intellectual Property

The Lifeblood of Your Company

Author: Mark Elmslie,Simon Portman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 7372

Written by two intellectual property (IP) lawyers, experienced in contentious and non-contentious matters, Intellectual Property deals with different types of intellectual property protection and how to apply for them. It also covers how to cope with the infringement of one’s intellectual property or allegations that it infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Finally, the book advises on how best to exploit one’s intellectual property rights and the sort of commercial agreements that will be entered into as a result. Aimed at business people rather than lawyers. Intellectual Property contains concise, practical, day-to-day advice rather than the study of legal theory or case law. Based on the real experience of the authors and their clients Easy to understand and uncluttered by legal jargon or complicated footnotes Applicable to a wide range of industries


Author: Werner Lind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938243646

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 813

Lifeblood is a powerfully moving supernatural romance, filled with rich details and fast paced action. Lind has a brilliant way with words, creating a vivid atmosphere and filling it with characters that come to life with his words." --Diana Bennett, The Midwest Book Review All Ana Vasilifata ever wanted was a simple life, with a good husband, children, and a happy home. What she found was a vampire who made her his bride. And when she fled to England in the winter of 1665, she found a stake at the hands of a fearful and angry mob. Over three hundred years later, an accident reanimates Ana in the quiet town of Meriwether, Iowa. She flees to an abandoned house where she meets Joshua Davidson, a kind-hearted carpenter who helps Ana adjust to this strange place and time. As her friendship with Joshua deepens, Ana begins to hope she can finally find the peace she has always sought. But dangers still haunt her, for even now there are some who believe in the stories of vampires. This time she is not friendless -but, she wonders, would Joshua continue to help her if he knew what she was? And even if he would, could he protect her from all the monsters lurking in the shadows?


Author: T. H. Morris

Publisher: 11th Percent

ISBN: 9781980248446

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 6581

Jonah Rowe thought he had The 11th Percent figured out. Spirits were real, and he had access to ethereal powers. He got that. But he hadn't expected this: this was one threat too many. One revelation too many. As ethereal monsters prepare to ravage Rome, Jonah is the only thing in the way of the ancient city being bathed in lifeblood. The worst part of it is that his survival hinges on him confronting the one thing he never thought he'd have to. His past. Lifeblood is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read other books in the series.


Author: P. N. Elrod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780441847761

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 1047

Journalist-turned-vampire Jack Fleming investigates the very men who want him dead, as he tries to find out how a band of crazy vampire-hunters discovered the secret of his true identity


Author: Mansi Gaur

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781729277478

Category: Art

Page: 78

View: 1926



A Novel

Author: Ann Funk

Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Pub

ISBN: 9781564745330

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 2517

Sarah Austen, a young English dissenting Mormon, against all odds, succeeds in her goal to become a medical doctor in the wilds of nineteenth-century northern Nevada. This is the story of her harrowing journey with her parents by handcart from Iowa to Great Salt Lake. The family is broken apart when Sarah's father chooses to take another wife. Sarah and her mother cross the desert to Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. There, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, Sarah and her mother forge new lives. Other new arrivals to the area are Walther Rottenburg, an immigrant rancher from Saxony, and Giovanni Corveddu, an immigrant from Sardinia who works for a mining consortium. The ranchers and the miners have a running battle over water rights, and it is water, that substance so precious to desert life, that gives this novel its title