Nonfiction

Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist

As an atheist, Dave Schmelzer never thought of himself as the religious type—and he still doesn't, even though he now believes in God and leads a large Boston church in the shadow of some of the nation's most impressive universities. Religion is usually about rules and codes, about “being good,” ...

การลาออกครั้งสุดท้าย

เรื่องราวจากชีวิตจริงของชายหนุ่มผู้ว่างงานโดยสมัครใจ เขาไม่ได้มีเพียงแผนการที่จะไม่อดตาย แต่ยังตั้งใจจะอยู่อย่างมั่งคั่งในทรัพย์สิน สุขภาพ และเวลาอันเหลือเฟือเพื่อชีวิตที่จะไม่ต้อง 'ลาออก' จากที่ไหนอีกต่อไป ผลงานล่าสุดของผู้เขียน 'หัดเยอรมัน' 'ฟินแลนด์ไม่มีแขน' และ 'เสียดาย...คนอินเดียไม่ได้อ่าน'...

Silent Sons: A Book for and About Men

It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have c...

ContamiNation: My Quest to Survive in a Toxic World

An investigation into the dangers of the chemicals present in our daily lives, along with practical advice for reducing these toxins in our bodies and homes, from acclaimed journalist McKay Jenkins. A few years ago, journalism professor McKay Jenkins went in for a routine medical exam. What docto...

Everyone's Children: A Pediatrician's Story of an Inner City Practice

A promising young doctor, whose first book about becoming a pediatrician was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "making the future of medicine seem brighter", now brings us into the lives of children and parents whom we all too readily reduce to statistics, to headlines, and to the purview of dispassion...

How to Have a Lifestyle

This book is an invitation to a marvelous party where the talk scintillates, the anecdotes unfailingly amuse, the glamorous guests stay late, and the genial host is a true wit who dispenses one-liners like a latter-day Oscar Wilde. In this funny, wise, self-mocking, and acutely perceptive book, C...

A Different Journey: Raising a Child with Down Syndrome

"A Different Journey" deals with the initial shock and sense of loss all parents experience at the birth of a different child. This unexpected twist of fate that threatens to shatter a life is explored beautifully in this heartrending memoir. The writer takes the reader through the journey step b...

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pr...

Thirteeners: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy--and How Yours Can Be One of Them

Prosser’s can-do attitude, paired with the book’s wealth of worksheets and easy-to-use exercises, make this an appealing and encouraging guide to success through improved communication. -- Publishers Weekly In today's corporate world, 87 percent of companies fail to successfully execute the strat...

Drinking Water

Text and photographs show what water does in the body and why it is essential to our health.

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The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade

Ben Lopez spends his life traveling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation service...

Women Daredevils

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home a...

Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was demolished, and its inhabitants swept from their tank into the Gulf of Mexico. After growing up in captivity, how could the eight bottlenose dolphi...

A History of the Hellenistic World: 323 - 30 BC

A History of the Hellenistic World provides an engaging look at the Macedonian monarchies in the period following the reign of Alexander the Great, and examines their impact on the Greek world. Offers a clearly organized narrative with particular emphasis on state and governmental structures Make...

How to Learn Life's Lessons and Become Life's Favorite

by Alexander Sviyash, Ph.D. Nowadays many people are aware of the Secret of the Power of Thought that manifests everything in our lives. However, very few of us apply the secret to its full extent. Why? Because we have become too attached to our preconceived ideas and are not willing to let them ...

Jodie Foster: A Life on Screen

Thirty-something Jodie Foster has gone from Coppertone model at age three to two-time Academy Award winner to acclaimed director in her own right. How has she attained the enviable balance of normalcy and influence, and how does she maintain her privacy? What of her much-discussed sexuality? How ...

Serce narodu koło przystanku

Serce narodu koło przystanku to opowieść o Polsce B, tej zapomnianej, wypchniętej poza nawias rozwijającego się kapitalizmu. Reportaże składające się na ten zbiór powstawały od 1998 do 2009 roku.

Pojawiają się w nich najbardziej palące kwestie: upadające PGR-y, zamykane kopalnie, wejście d...

A   Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams

Frequently recognized as one of the most influential women of the century, and considered a heroine by nurses and social workers around the globe, Jane Addams had to struggle long and hard to earn her place in history. Born in 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, she lived during pivotal times when ...

Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide

Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.

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