Don't You Have Time to Think?


Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Michelle Feynman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780141021133
Category: Physicists
Page: 486
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Don't You Have Time to Think? collects the witty, eccentric and moving letters letters of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Richard Feynman was no ordinary genius. Brilliant, free-spirited and irreverent, he upset those in authority, gave captivating lectures, wrote equations on napkins in strip joints and touched countless lives everywhere. He also wrote hundreds of letters to friends, family, critics, colleagues and devoted fans around the world. Now these letters have been brought together for the first time. From down-to-earth advice to eager students to discussions of time travel and the atom bomb, and from blunt rebuttals to journalists to poignant exchanges with his first wife as she lay dying, they will introduce you to a unique person whose wisdom and lust for life inspired all those who came into his orbit. 'Nobel-winning physicist, expert bongo-player, safe-cracker and all-round genius, Feynman was, as this wonderful and inspiring collection records, also a champion letter-writer ... Witty, deadpan, warm ... some are unbearably poignant' Guardian 'Plain-speaking ... touching' Daily Telegraph 'He sparked excitement not just about science but also about the power of creativity, passion, curiosity' The New York Times Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was one of this century's most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers. Feynman's other books, also available in Penguin, include QED, Six Easy Pieces, Six Not-so-Easy Pieces, Don't You Have Time to Think, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, What Do You Care What Other People Think? and The Meaning of it All.

Why God Why?

Sermons on the Problem of Pain
Author: Justin W. Tull
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426749732
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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This collection of sermons explores the age-old question of why a loving God allows suffering to visit His children. Tull encourages readers to ask why in good times as well as in difficult ones, to examine God's eternal presence in times of blessed joy as well as during sorrow and care. He emphasizes scriptures and anecdotes that illustrate God's comfort and grace during all situations in our lives.

The Three Principles of the Path

Extensive Commentary
Author: Gelek Rimpoche
Publisher: Jewel Heart
ISBN: 1934994170
Category: Religion
Page: 443
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The Three Principles of the Path was written by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), one of the greatest lamas in the history of Tibet. In fourteen stanzas, the entire path to enlightenment is explained, summarized in three main features, i.e the need for a determination to be free, the need to develop altruism and insight in the true nature of reality. Gelek Rimpoche’s commentary is both practical and modern, revealing the deeper layers of this poetic text together with tips on how to meditate on its meaning.

Toning for Teens

The 20 Minute Workout That Makes You Look Good and Feel Great
Author: Joyce L. Vedral
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446553530
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 300
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Flat Abs. Tight Butt. Lean Thighs. Kickass Attitude. Get One Great Body! Have you been looking in the mirror and thinking, "I hate my...I can't stand those...I have to hide my..."? Do you want to feel strong and confident in whatever you wear, from jeans to a halter top? No matter what shape you're in now-star athlete or gym class wallflower, string bean, jelly belly, or chunky monkey-you can be fit and fabulous, safely and without starving yourself. America's #1 Fitness Expert, Joyce Vedral, has helped thousands of teens create their best body. Her foolproof techniques are designed to produce a tight, toned, dynamite figure-and you can start using them right now! The secret is not dieting obsessively. It is working out with Joyce's special toning program and eating right. In fact, with Joyce's daily food plan, you will probably eat more than you do now-but lose fat from the first day. And her 20-minute workout with weights is not only fun, but gives you visible results fast! With her program, you can: * Get a better body in just 3 weeks...and a terrific body in just 12 weeks! * Develop a figure that's firm and toned instead of soft and flabby * Burn fat...even in your sleep! * Get rid of cellulite * Go down a dress size every 3 weeks if you are overweight * Boost metabolism so you can eat more-without getting fat * Build exciting new strength, balance, and stamina, but no bulky muscles * Increase self-discipline to promote success in all areas of your life!

Dragons Luck


Author: Robert Asprin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101046357
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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New York Times bestselling author Robert Asprin scales new heights in his series of Big Easy-dwelling dragons… Griffen McCandles is adjusting well to running his gambling operation in the French Quarter of New Orleans and to his newfound status as head dragon. But he still doesn’t know much about dragon protocol—or what he’s really capable of. Other dragons are getting a whiff of his reputation, though, and they’re not happy about it. Which is why there’s suddenly a hit out on Griffen. And, just in time for Halloween, the ghost of a voodoo queen wants Griffen to moderate a supernatural conclave. And though the strange goings-on will barely be noticed in a city used to drunken conventioneers and wild revelers, it’s Griffen’s chance to spread his wings—or crash and burn…

Fearless Living

Live Without Excuses and Succeed Beyond Your Dreams
Author: Rhonda Britten
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444733796
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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So many of us are held back by fear - in every aspect of our lives. Hugely inspirational writer and speaker Rhonda Britten goes beyond Susan Jeffers' classic "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" to show us how to banish fear entirely. Describing how she herself overcame the personal tragedy of her father's murder of her mother, she explains the 3 key steps involved in reversing fortunes and making a success of our lives. First unblock potential, then dismantle self-defeating habits, and finally re-channel negative self-talk to turn your losses into wins and problems into possibilities. Both motivating and practical, Rhonda Britten includes case histories and exercises to help us identify, transform and move beyond our fears to a new life of physical, spiritual and emotional freedom.

Keep Getting Up

Reflections of a Global Agent for Change
Author: Ann L. Standford Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465323295
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 530
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Keep Getting Up is the first book of its kind to be written by a black woman career public servant. Its about her 40-year journey finding her identity and meaning for her life as a youngster and as an adult, and then finding her place on the world stage as an ambitious and talented professional. In her sheltered environment her parents, her school teachers, and the community in which she grew up in Kansas failed to prepare her for the truth of the Black Experience in America. When she stepped out onto the world stage at age 17 ready to make her mark on the world, she crashed into the wall of racial discrimination that shattered her belief system and rocked her self-confidence. A few years later in seeking employment, she discovered institutional racism that circumscribed what she could do, when and how she could do it. These new realities were almost life-threatening. A setback for sure, but for only a period long enough for her to educate herself about what life in America was all about for Blacks, and the time it took to develop carefully crafted strategies to overthrow all racial barriers placed in her path. She triumphed over all obstacles to her success along her journey and rose to the top ranks in public service. This book is a must read, particularly for those who are concerned about social justice for all in America.

Seduction in Death


Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101203958
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb comes a tantalizing novel in the futuristic In Death series, as Detective Eve Dallas searches for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction... Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed—a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn’t intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again… From the Paperback edition.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2009


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160880076
Category: Political Science
Page: 1084
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Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note. The appendixes in each Public Papers volume provide listings of a digest of the Presdient's daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issed by the Officeof the Press Secretary; The President's nominations submitted to the Senate; A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary that are not printed full-text in the book; and a table of Proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.

Ink


Author: Dante Ralik
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469108038
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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Ebony, Ebony. Are you ok? I heard you scream. Ebony slowly begins to stir. Her mother stands over her with a concerned look on her face. Ebony sits up and rubs the lengthy scar on her right forearm. What a dream. I havent dreamt of how I got this scar in years. Ebony groggily looks at her mother. Did I scream out loud? She embarrassingly inquires in that husky morning voice people have when just waking up. Mildred starts toward her daughters closet. No dear, you didnt. Now please, pull yourself together. We do have a funeral to attend. Ebonys mother searches through her closet. She keeps a firm grip on her emotions during times like this but she couldnt help a tear streaming down her face as she pulls her daughters black satin dress out of the closet. Mildred wipes the tear off her cheek before turning to face her daughter. Here, you can wear this. Ill just put it over on the chair. She retrieves Ebonys black two inch heel shoes from under the bed. They are the appropriate kind. She places the shoes in front of the chair. I know this is a trying time for you. Mildred says as she sits at the foot of the bed. I just want you to know that your father and I are here for you; no matter what. Ebony begins to tear. Mildred moves closer to her daughter and comforts her. Its ok, baby. Go ahead, let it out. She says as Ebony sobs even harder. I wish I could take all your pain away. Just then, a small black bird perches outside of the window. With no sunshine in sight, its shadow slowly creeps into the cozy little room.

In Dubious Battle


Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101118665
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence, now a major motion picture starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez, and Zach Braff At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

For a Good Time Call . . .


Author: Donald Ladew,Mamie Swiger K L
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456603094
Category: Fiction
Page: 247
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William Fennimore is bored and depressed. He is a short man trapped in a tall world. While at a bus stop, waiting for his ride, he notices a perfectly written, copperplate script ad on the wall of the bus stop. It is surrounded by illiterate graffiti and stupid advertisements. On a whim, he calls the number, makes an appointment and meets a beautiful girl who is taller, but then not. Miss Annie Brown, in a peculiar accent, says she works for a company called "For a Good Time Call." Instead of enjoying her bed, he is transported to their offices 9 million miles beyond Pluto and discovers that they are a Galactic Employment Agency. The agency finds people of different races who can bring new view points to problems that have resisted all attempts to solve. While waiting for assignment, William spends time with Miss Annie Brown. They fall in love. He receives his assignment and they are sent down to a planet that has been at war for 11 years. She is sent to one of the opposing sides by "accident" and William to the other. He can only think of finding her. His many adventures crossing a vast, island-filled ocean to the other continent slowly bring him to the point where his 5 and 3/4" height is unimportant, and he does realize that he is having a good time. And so he should, "For a Good Time Call" guaranteed it contractually. William does finally solve the problem of the war and find his Miss Annie Brown.

Tom Clancy's Net Force: Cybernation


Author: Tom Clancy,Steve Pieczenik,Steve Perry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101002506
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBP the Net Force. When web service is disrupted across the world, a new nation makes its presence known. Terrorists from a virtual country called CyberNation have taken the web hostage. Their demands: worldwide recognition and rights for their "citizens." Though there are millions of CyberNation sympathizers, Net Force rallies its troops for an all-out war on three fronts -- politically, physically, and electronically -- because dealing with terrorists is never an option...

God is No Laughing Matter


Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101176873
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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In God Is No Laughing Matter, bestselling author Julia Cameron takes a witty, powerfully honest, and irreverent look at the culture of "spirituality" today and offers insight to enable readers to determine their personal spiritual path. The important thing to remember, she says, is that God is both more humorous and more humane than we've been taught. With her trademark "sparkling prose" (Publishers Weekly), anecdotes, and helpful techniques, Cameron's thought-provoking essays paint the spiritual journey in a refreshingly clear light. Addressing the way in which spiritual "experts" have clouded the message, her book shows readers how to improve concentration and how to make conscious choices that heighten their individual autonomy as well as enrich their lives and their communities.

Spiritual Realism

The Skeptic's Guide to Happiness
Author: David A. Gurdjieff
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595330037
Category: Self-Help
Page: 116
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You are not happy. You may enjoy periods of relative happiness and you may be happier than other people that you know, but you are not as happy as you'd like to be or as happy as you can be. How do I know? First of all, if you were completely satisfied with your life you wouldn't be holding this book in your hands right now. Second, it is very rare to find people that are in touch with certain realities regarding their existence that lead to lasting happiness. Spiritual Realism works in two ways. First, it will challenge the way you think about yourself and your personal reality construct, or in simpler terms, what you think is real. Your illusions need to be shattered in order to achieve the bliss that you desire, yet has been eluding you for so long. Second, this book will teach you a series of techniques that will make you happier and more content with your life if you practice them sincerely over an extended period of time. Spiritual Realism works. It cannot fail to work. Good luck! IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have strong religious beliefs you will likely find views in this book disturbing.

A Ride to Happiness - Der Ritt ins Glück


Author: Annette Weber
Publisher: Langenscheidt
ISBN: 3468691459
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Eine deutsch-englische Lovestory: Reiterferien in Wales! Alina genießt die Arbeit im Stall, die Ausritte und die Zeit mit ihrer Freundin Megan. Wenn nur Megans Bruder nicht dauernd Streit suchen würde! Alina versteht nicht, wie Grace so einen Hitzkopf lieben kann. Noch nicht ... Hier geht es nicht um Grammatik pauken und ewig lange Vokabellisten. Hier geht es um Spaß und Romantik! Eine Lovestory in der Sprachkombi Englisch und Deutsch aus der Reihe „Girls in Love": Spannende Storys von Jugendbuchautoren geschrieben auf Deutsch erzählte Geschichten mit englischen Dialogen kurze Kapitel für den schnellen Erfolg keine langen Vokabellisten, sondern kleine Übersetzungsboxen, wenn mal ein unbekanntes Wort auftaucht Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere zweisprachigen Lektüren!

The Art of Asking

Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513289
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.

Jinn

A Novel
Author: Matthew B.J. Delaney
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429972823
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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It is May 1943. On the remote island of Bougainville, in the South Pacific, a squad of United States Marines beats their way through the thick jungle. They've landed to do battle with the Japanese soldiers on the island, but in short order, they begin to realize that the forbidding battleground holds an ancient secret a hundred times more terrifying than any enemy army---especially when they start finding the bodies. Flash-forward to July 2008. In the slums---and the skyscrapers---of Boston, a new kind of depraved serial killer is stalking human prey and terrifying the city. The bodies have been found posed and mutilated in bizarre ways that the two police officers in charge of the case have never seen before---and never want to see again. Are the two scenarios connected? Detectives Jefferson and Brogan have no idea that to solve the biggest case of their careers, their investigation must take them around the world and through time and history---from a mysterious salvaged submarine with a shocking secret, to an inhumane prison where the inmates are even more scared than usual of "the Pit," and finally back to the beginning: the sinister island in the South Seas where something inhuman has been biding its time. Matthew B.J. Delaney's Jinn won the 2003 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel.

The Teeth Of The Tiger


Author: Tom Clancy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101002308
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous. From the Paperback edition.

In The Presence Of The Enemy

An Inspector Lynley Novel: 8
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848942745
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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As the editor of a popular left-wing tabloid, Dennis Luxford has made a career out of a scandal. But this time the scoop involves his own daughter. To save the life of his child, Luxford must expose the girl's mother - Eve Bowen, now Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. And Eve refuses to involve the police, convinced that Charlotte's disappearance is just one more shabby tabloid ploy. Only when events take an unbearable turn is New Scotland Yard brought in, in the guise of Detective Inspector Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers. And as their investigations move from Westminster to Wiltshire, Lynley and Havers discover that treachery and betrayal lie perilously close to home.