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The Heart of the Humanities

The Heart of the Humanities: Reading, Writing, Teaching by Mark Edmundson
**From one of America’s great professors, a collection of works exploring the importance of reading, writing, and teaching well, for anyone invested in the future of the humanities.**
A renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, Mark Edmundson has devoted his career to tough-minded yet optimistic advocacy for the humanities. He argues for the importance of reading and writing to an examined and fruitful life and affirms the invaluable role of teachers in opening up fresh paths for their students.
In his series of books *Why Read?*, *Why Teach?*, and *Why Write?* Edmundson explored the vital worldly roles of reading, teaching, and writing, earning a vocal following of writers, teachers, and scholars at the top of their fields, from novelist Tom Perrotta to critics Laura Kipnis and J. Hillis Miller.
Now for the first time *The Heart of the Humanities *collects into one volume this triad of impassioned arguments, including an introduction from the author on the value of education in the present and for the future. The perfect gift for students, recent graduates, writers, teachers, and anyone interested in education and the life of the mind, this omnibus edition will make a powerful and timely case for strengthening the humanities both in schools and in our society.

Heart of Iron: Iron Souls, Book Three

Having seen Grayson’s future, Briar is ready to meet his past…

Captain Briar Rose has eluded the law, outwitted the soulless, and defeated a fully devolved ferromancer. Now she faces her biggest challenge yet. She must convince Esme, one of the females of the ferromancer race, to teach her how to use her own ferra magic. But nothing in the ferromancer world ever goes as Briar plans, and dealing with Esme is no exception.

Briar anticipated the woman’s arrogance and condescension, but she didn’t expect a lab full of macabre samples. It seems Grayson had left out a few details about Esme’s past, and the more Briar learns, the more she wants to punch the woman. But fisticuffs—warranted or not—aren’t an option. Not when Esme is her lone hope for finding some answers.

It won’t be easy, but Briar must find a way to make this partnership work. Otherwise, she will never master her unique talent, or use it to save Grayson from his fate.

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A Heart of Flesh: An Arrow’s Flight Novella

For Justin Phillips, every single step is unpredictable.
He spends his days teaching self-control to five tiny, yet dangerous toddlers. Injected with an advanced mixture of the Serum, they are the last of Eden’s legacy. The Indestructibles.
His commitment to train them has put his own life on hold, and their slow progress frustrates him. Soon, an anger begins to harden his heart—to eat at his soul. Anger at Ian for leaving him to do all the work. Anger at his father for destroying his dreams of a different life. Anger at God for not answering.
His only comfort is Diana. His friend, his constant in the storm, she keeps him centered, focused.
He’s afraid to let himself love her.
When his Aunt Penelope discovers some unusual activity in the Serum, things heat up fast, and Justin finds himself running against time to save the children. But before he can save anyone, he must let go of his fears.
He must trade in his heart of stone for the one God has waiting for him.

The Heart of Devin Mackade

< bA New York Times Bestselling Author< /b< PSheriff Devin MacKade watched - patiently, painfully - as the woman he secretly cherished suffered through a less-than-perfect marriage. Now pretty Cassie Connor was free . . . but vulnerable. Devin knew he'd have to tread slowly, all the while wondering if the heart of Devin MacKade would ever claim the woman he loved. (source: Bol.com)

Heart of Darkness: And Selections From the Congo Diary

With an Introduction by Caryl Phillips
Commentary by H.L. Mencken, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chiua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch
“Heart of Darkness,” which appeared at the very beginning of our century, was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence,” wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz.

Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring–and harrowing–works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad’s Congo Diary of 1890–the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade.
Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, “His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . .  He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.”

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.   Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind.   Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man.   With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

*Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction*, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the *Barnes & Noble Classics* series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
* New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars
* Biographies of the authors
* Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
* Footnotes and endnotes
* Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
* Comments by other famous authors
* Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations
* Bibliographies for further reading
* Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works.
One of the most haunting stories ever written, Joseph Conrad’s *Heart of Darkness* follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining. *Heart of Darkness* is widely regarded as a masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism.
This collection also includes three of Conrad’s finest short stories: “Youth,” the author’s largely autobiographical tale of a young man’s ill-fated sea voyage, in which Marlow makes his first appearance, “The Secret Sharer,” and “Amy Forster.”

Features a map of the Congo Free State.

A. Michael Matin is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He has published articles on various twentieth-century British and postcolonial writers.

Heart of Darkness

“This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State University This Norton Critical Edition includes: – A newly edited text based on the first English book edition (1902), the last version to which Conrad is known to have actively contributed. “Textual History and Editing Principles” provides an overview of the textual controversies and ambiguities perpetually surrounding Heart of Darkness. – Background and source materials on colonialism and the Congo, nineteenth-century attitudes toward race, Conrad in the Congo, and Conrad on art and literature. – Fifteen illustrations. – Seven contemporary responses to the novella along with eighteen essays in criticism—ten of them new to the Fifth Edition, including an entirely new subsection on film adaptations of Heart of Darkness. – A Chronology and an updated Selected Bibliography.

Hearing Secret Harmonies

A Dance to the Music of Time – his brilliant 12-novel sequence, which chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England.
The novels follow Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles that stand between them and the “Acceptance World.”
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-By-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep by Marc Weissbluth M.D.
**The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease—now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition!**
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In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In *Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, *he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on

• the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment
• common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep
• different sleep needs for different temperaments
• stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more
• ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock—*naturally*
• handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training
• why both night sleep and day sleep are important
• obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues
• the father’s role in comforting children
• how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems
• the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed

Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. *Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child *outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.

**Praise for *Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child ***
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“I put these principles into practice—with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser.”**—Cindy Crawford**

The Health and Beauty Botanical Handbook

In The Health and Beauty Botanical Handbook, Pip Waller shares her invaluable herbal know-how for natural wellbeing. An introduction to the power of plants is followed by growing tips and profiles; guidelines on how to set up your kitchen to make the recipes; and techniques for making everything from tinctures to tonics. Kitchen pharmacy meets natural beauty wisdom in this classic compendium of plant-powered health and beauty recipes.
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The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world–France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond–to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bill, The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world. T. R. Reid’s newest book, A Fine Mess, will be published by Penguin Press in Spring 2017.

Head First Learn to Code

Head First Learn to Code: A Learner’s Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking by Eric Freeman
**What will you learn from this book?**
It’s no secret the world around you is becoming more connected, more configurable, more programmable, more computational. You can remain a passive participant, or you can learn to code. With *Head First Learn to Code* you’ll learn how to *think computationally* and how to *write code* to make your computer, mobile device, or anything with a CPU *do things for you.* Using the Python programming language, you’ll learn step by step the core concepts of programming as well as many fundamental topics from computer science, such as data structures, storage, abstraction, recursion, and modularity.
**Why does this book look so different?**
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, *Head First Learn to Code* uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

He Who Fears the Wolf

He Who Fears the Wolf (Inspector Sejer Series #3) by Karin Fossum
Inspector Sejer is hard at work again, investigating the brutal murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents. When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage, the three misfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance. Shrewdly, patiently, as is his way, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect. Fossum once again provides extraordinary insight into marginalized lives and richly evokes the atmosphere she captured so brilliantly in *Don’t Look Back*.

He Said/She Said

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SHORTLISTED FOR CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘I’m calling it: THISis the book I wish I’d written’ Clare Mackintosh, author of Let Me Lie

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Don’t be left in the dark.

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever.

Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.

And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden . . . something she never could have guessed.

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See what everyone is saying about this brilliant read:

‘It’s SO good . . . I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

‘A gripping, twisting, furiously clever read . . . I loved it’ Ruth Ware, author of The Lying Game

‘It’s magnificent. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing’ Marian Keyes, author of The Break

**Recensie(s)**

A taut, cleverly constructed novel about what we see, know and understand – and how they are not always the same thing. Prepare to step into the darkness… — Linda Green, author of While My Eyes Were Closed Not just a tense psychological drama but a meditation on the complex view. Kelly brilliantly uses the eclipse as metaphor, exploring the fact that though we long for black and white, the partial view is all we ever get. Dive in. — Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed There’s so much to love here – seamless plotting, descriptive prose, characters so real they pull you in to their tangled lives – and then an absolute humdinger of a twist that will take your breath away. * Sunday Mirror * Deliciously tense and twisty. — Sharon Bolton, author of Daisy in Chains A clever, compulsive read, which sinks its claws into you and won’t let go * Red magazine * It’s SO good…I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped — Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end. * Observer * I’m calling it: THIS is the book I wish I’d written — Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You Erin Kelly has written several good psychological thrillers, but in He Said / She Said she ascends to a new plane of ingenuity. Her ability to switch between the sordid reality of crime and juicy melodrama, the story anchored within the realm of plausibility by the care with which she brings her characters and settings to life, reminded me of Ruth Rendell at her best. * Telegraph * A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it. — Ruth Ware, author of The Woman in Cabin 10
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Havoc of War

THE FINAL BATTLE IS AT HAND
A renegade American fleet has launched a genocidal counterattack against the Galactic Imperium. Empowered by entities from warp space, the Black Ships are about to unleash unspeakable evils on the entire galaxy. Only the US Navy has any hope to stop them, but first it must contend with alien armadas still intent on wiping out humanity.
At the forefront of battle, the Warp Marine Corps faces impossible odds. Armed with new weapons and wielding ancient technologies, Captain Peter Fromm and Colonel Lisbeth Zhang will fight not only for the lives of all humans in the universe, but their souls as well.
Havoc of War concludes the story that began with the Amazon best-selling novel Decisively Engaged.