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Power, Sex, Suicide

Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection of genes, separate from those in the cell nucleus. It is thought that they were once bacteria living independent lives. Their enslavement within the larger cell was a turning point in the evolution of life, enabling the development of complex organisms and, closely related, the origin of two sexes. Unlike the DNA in the nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively (or almost exclusively) via the female line. That’s why it has been used by some researchers to trace human ancestry daughter-to-mother, to ‘Mitochondrial Eve’. Mitochondria give us important information about our evolutionary history. And that’s not all. Mitochondrial genes mutate much faster than those in the nucleus because of the free radicals produced in their energy-generating role. This high mutation rate lies behind our ageing and certain congenital diseases. The latest research suggests that mitochondria play a key role in degenerative diseases such as cancer, through their involvement in precipitating cell suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Nick Lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don’t we just bud?), and why we age and die. This understanding is of fundamental importance, both in understanding how we and all other complex life came to be, but also in order to be able to control our own illnesses, and delay our degeneration and death. ‘An extraordinary account of groundbreaking modern science…The book abounds with interesting and important ideas.’ Mark Ridley, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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The Power of Myth

SUMMARY: Finally available in a popularly priced, non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal for the college market and general reader alike, this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant evocation of the noted scholar’s teachings on mythology.

The Potter’s Field

The Potter’s Field (Brother Cadfael Series #17) by Ellis Peters
In October of 1142, a local landlord gives the Potter’s Field to the local clergy. The monks begin to plow it, and the blades turn up the long tresses of a young woman, dead over a year. Then the arrival of a novice who fled from an abbey ravaged by civil war in East Anglia complicates life even further for Brother Cadfael.

The Postman

This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin’s The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.He was a survivor–a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.  Fate touches him one chill winter’s day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.  The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.From the Paperback edition.

PostgreSQL Server Programming – Second Edition

This book is for moderate to advanced PostgreSQL database professionals who wish to extend PostgreSQL, utilizing the most updated features of PostgreSQL 9.4. For a better understanding of this book, familiarity with writing SQL, a basic idea of query tuning, and some coding experience in your preferred language is expected.
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The Possessed (The Devils)

The book has five primary ideological characters: Verkhovensky, Shatov, Stavrogin, Stepan Trofimovich, and Kirilov. Through their philosophies, Dostoevsky describes the political chaos seen in 19th-Century Russia.

The Positronic Man

Powerful and haunting, *The Positronic Man* is an unforgettable novel that redefines Isaac Asimov’s and Robert Silverberg’s place among the greatest science fiction authors of all time.
In the twenty-first century the creation of the positronic brain leads to the development of robot laborers and revolutionizes life on Earth. But to the Martin family, their household robot NDR-113 is more than a trusted friend, a confidant, a member of the family. For through some unknown manufacturing glitch, Andrew has been blessed with a capacity for love and a drive toward self-awareness and devlopment that are almost…human.
But almost is not enough. Andrew’s dream is to become fully human. Facing human prejudice, the laws of robotics, and his own mechanical limitations, Andrew will use science and law in his quest for the impossible, arriving at last at a terrifying choice: to make his dream a reality, he must pay the ultimate price.

Positioning in CSS

The Grid Layout spec will soon change your approach to website design, but there will still be plenty of uses for CSS positioning tricks. Whether you want to create sidebars that remain in the viewport (browser window), add sticky section headings to lists or long articles, or overlap one element with another, this concise ebook will expertly guide you through all the main CSS positioning types.
Short and deep, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of *CSS: The Definitive Guide*. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of *Positioning in CSS*, you’ll receive a discount on the entire *Definitive Guide* once it’s released. Why wait? Make your web pages come alive today.
You’ll learn how to:
* Remove an element from a document but keep its new position part of the document’s flow with *absolute positioning*
* Keep an element like a masthead or sidebar in one fixed position in the viewport with *fixed positioning*
* Preserve an element’s shape and the space it occupied in the document with *relative positioning*
* Make a document’s headers selectively stay still in response to scrolling conditions with *sticky positioning*
Eric A. Meyer is an author, speaker, blogger, sometime teacher, and co-founder of An Event Apart. He’s a two-decade veteran of the Web and web standards, a past member of the W3C’s Cascading Style Sheets Working Group, and the author of O’Reilly’s *CSS: The Definitive Guide*.
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Position Sex

Everything you need to know about 50 wild sex positions all in this handy guide. For couples who might be stuck in a one-position nooky rut, Position Sex gives couples quick ideas on how to spice up their sex life and be more adventurous in the bedroom (or any room, counter, or chair in the house.) Each of the 50 positions offers a four-color photograph of a wild sex position with its name, for example the Carnal Crossbow. You’ll learn how to arrange the position and details the challenges and pleasures specific to each move. The guide features full-color photographs of each hot, new position, as well as acrobatic variations on good old standbys, such as the missionary position. Lovers can take position tips with them anywhere as they expand their bedroom repertoire.
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The Pornographer

Michael, a writer of pornographic fiction, creates an ideal world of sex through his two stock athletes, Colonel Grimshaw and Mavis Carmichael, while he bungles every phase of his entanglement with an older woman who has the misfortune to fall in love with him. But his insensitivity to this love is in direct contrast to the tenderness with which he attempts to make his aunt’s slow death in hospital tolerable, while his employer, Maloney, failed poet and comic king of pornographers, comes gradually to preside over this broken world. Everywhere in this rich novel is the drama of opposites, but, above all, sex and death are never far from each other.

‘A marvellous novel, deep, moving, rich and resonant, about love, lust, life and death.’ Sunday Express

‘A novel that succeeds beautifully in doing what it sets out to do; to record and illuminate varieties of disenchantment.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘An admirable book, one of the finest I have read for a long time … I cannot recommend Mr McGahern too strongly.’ Sunday Telegraph

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Pornland

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.”  In Pornland—the culmination of her life’s work—Dines takes an unflinching look at porn and its affect on our lives. Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. But, as Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. To differentiate their products in a glutted market, producers have created profitable niche products—like teen sex, torture porn, and gonzo—in order to entice a generation of desensitized users.Going from the backstreets to Wall Street, Dines traces the extensive money trail behind this multibillion-dollar industry—one that reaps more profits than the film and music industries combined. Like Big Tobacco—with its powerful lobbying groups and sophisticated business practices—porn companies don’t simply sell products. Rather they influence legislators, partner with mainstream media, and develop new technologies like streaming video for cell phones. Proving that this assembly line of content is actually limiting our sexual freedom, Dines argues that porn’s omnipresence has become a public health concern we can no longer ignore.

Porn Star Secrets of Sex: Over 100 Mind-Blowing Tips, Tricks, and Games You Wish You Knew

***How to be a Sex Goddess!***
Porn stars know everything there is about having a mindblowing sex life. Admit it, you want to know their secrets for crushing inhibitions and finding the sexy vixen within.
Whether you’re inexperienced or always orgasmic, these porn star secrets are perfect for anyone who loves sex-and wants to make it even better.
*STRIPPING WITH CONFIDENCE…He aches to be teased…*
*Going beyond missionary…ease into positively perfect positions…*
*GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH ORAL SEX…thrilling ways to give and receive…*
*Pushing the BOUNDARIES…as little or as much as you want-games, toys, and DVDs, oh my!*
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***How to be a Sex Goddess!***
Porn stars know everything there is about having a mindblowing sex life. Admit it, you want to know their secrets for crushing inhibitions and finding the sexy vixen within.
Whether you’re inexperienced or always orgasmic, these porn star secrets are perfect for anyone who loves sex-and wants to make it even better.
*STRIPPING WITH CONFIDENCE…He aches to be teased…*
*Going beyond missionary…ease into positively perfect positions…*
*GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH ORAL SEX…thrilling ways to give and receive…*
*Pushing the BOUNDARIES…as little or as much as you want-games, toys, and DVDs, oh my!*
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Jeni West is a hussy at heart under a deceptively mild-mannered exterior. She has worked in jewelry and journalism and specializes in writing about sex activities. She lives modestly in the greater New England area.

Porn King: The Autobiography of John C. Holmes

Autobiography of the KING of PORN
In the world of adult cinema, one name stands out above all others: John Holmes. For nearly 20 years, from 1967 to 1987, Holmes reigned as the undisputed King of X-rated films, having appeared in a record 2,200 plus productions, from the landmark Johnny Wadd movies (one of which became the first adult motion picture to gross over $1 million) to the legendary Insatiable with Marilyn Chambers. To a legion of fans World-wide, he was known as “Mr. Big.” To industry insiders, he was “Mr. Nice Guy.” Yet for all of his fame and notoriety, Holmes remained an intensely private person and a mystery man. That is, until now.
In a startlingly frank autobiography, PORN KING was written in large part prior to his death (with new material added by his widow, Laurie,) Holmes tells the story of his incredible life. This is not a typical celebrity story, filled with bright lights and glamour, giant sound stages and movie moguls. It is, instead, a rare portrait of a young man drawn into an unknown Hollywood, a secret, forbidden Hollywood, and the parallels between his astounding career and the sexual revolution in American films. Holmes knew his subject better than anyone.
Holmes candidly tells of a lucrative but often harrowing “other” life as a male prostitute to the rich and famous, a shattering fall into drugs and his side of the grisly Wonderland Murders and his desperate cross-country flight afterwards.
From start to finish, in this newly revised edition, complete with never-before-seen candid photos of Holmes in his private life, PORN KING is a sizzling, sensuous, fast-paced story laced with controversy.
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The Porn Addiction Cure – How to Overcome Porn Addiction for Life (Addiction Recovery, Addiction,)

Discover How To Overcome Porn Addiction For Life
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The truth is, if you are suffering from porn addiction and haven’t been able to change, it’s because you are lacking an effective strategy and haven’t yet changed your associations to your porn addiction. This book goes into a step-by-step strategy that will help you free yourself from porn addiction and help you to be able to take control of your life.
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…
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Check Out What Others Are Saying…
In this ebook author talks about dangers of porn and it’s influence on one’s own and family life. Author talks about very useful, proactive ways to overcome porn addiction. Not only that. I think, that advice given in this ebook can be applied also in other areas of your life as it shows how to have a positive outlook in your life. Alex Oliveira
Porn addiction nowadays is viral as in all forms of tri-media, there is porn. This book will help us determine the factors of porn addiction and will enumerate systematic means for its cure and prevention. An informative book to read. Bob Carlton
This book have definitely exceeded my expectations in the quality and quantity of information that was provided. What was great about ‘The Porn Addiction Cure’ was the cure was based on supporting the emotions of the porn addict, and not going on about how you are a bad person for looking up porn. Anyone reading this book, you will learn that once you sort out negative feelings such as depression, anxiety, loneliness and frustration in your life, that anyone can overcome any type of porn addiction. I definitely recommend this book to anyone suffering porn addiction or knows someone suffering porn addiction. Michael Holdsworth
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Porn – Philosophy for Everyone

This anthology takes the ever-controversial discussion of pornography out of solely academic circles; it expands the questions about porn that academics might tackle and opens the conversation to those who know it best—the creators and users of porn.
* Features essays on non-traditional issues in porn, including celebrity sex tapes, virtual sex, S&M, homosexual porn, and technology’s impact on the porn industry
* Features fascinating insights from psychologists, a lawyer, and an English professor, as well as industry insiders such as Dylan Ryder
* A fun, entertaining, and philosophically provocative approach to pornography, written for the general reader

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Poppy Done to Death

Aurora Teagarden, mild-mannered librarian, has spent her entire life in the same small Georgia town. Along with her sister-in-law Poppy, Roe has finally earned a coveted spot in the Uppity Women, an exclusive group that does more than flower arranging. But Poppy is a no-show on their induction day. Roe stops by Poppy’s house to find out why and is shocked to discover Poppy dead on the kitchen floor, and it’s not by accident. There’s no lack of suspects, since both Poppy and her husband were unfaithful. Even the detective in charge of the case, Roe’s former lover Arthur Smith, has a past with Poppy.
As if that weren’t enough, Roe has rekindled a relationship with another old flame and things are moving fast, with plans to meet his mother at Thanksgiving. She’s also acquired an unexpected house guest: her half-brother, who’s run away from his parents’ home in California. Balancing her personal life while looking into Poppy’s murder isn’t easy, but Roe is determined to give it — and Poppy — her best effort. And when Roe discovers that the crime scene has been ransacked, she knows someone is desperate to hide a secret. Roe will have to dig through Poppy’s life to uncover the truth and bring the killer to justice.
Poppy Done to Death is the engaging eighth installment of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. The series has been adapted into film for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.