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Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin by Randall Childree
Learn the Latin you need. Gain the language skills you want.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* is a trusted companion to your Latin learning experience. In each of the forty-one bite-sized lessons, author Randall Childree explains one or two language concepts and supports them with many clear examples. These lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. A comprehensive glossary of words frequently found in Latin speeches, poems, histories, and plays is a special feature.
With 164 exercises, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Latin class, *Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* will help you build your confidence.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic
Latin* will help you master:
* Basic grammar
* High-frequency vocabulary
* Declensions and conjugations
* Numbers
* Imperative and subjunctive moods
* Irregular verbs
* And more

The Poetic Species

Provides a manifesto for activists in education and conservation—as Wilson and Hass explain how the close observation of nature, which is central to both poetry and science, can rouse the conservationist in all of us, the conversation becomes a powerful treatise on the necessity of achieving consilience (an interdisciplinary unity of knowledge between science and the humanities) and the value of narrative to inspire social and civic responsibility.

Features two bestselling writers and educators, a foreword by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, and publication support from Poets House, which co-hosted the sold-out event between Hass and Wilson at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in December 2012.

Presented in a beautiful edition and priced for the gift market, classroom, and bookseller point-of-sale promotions.


World Literature Today Editor’s Pick� Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating. � Brain Pickings� The principle of consilience, or the unity of knowledge, infuses this conversation between biologist E. O. Wilson and poet Robert Hass. . . . The eminent duo explore echoes and parallels in their respective fields with eloquent concision, from Wilson’s advice to poets (� Colonize science ) to Hass’s musings on the interplay of selfish gene and social imperative in imagination. � Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science� The Poetic Species explores the intersection of science and the arts in relation to the staggering environmental crisis the world is encountering. I am encouraged by this call to action by both scientific and literary communities and curious about the possible responses. � World Literature Today Editor’s Pick citation� Every page offers something worth contemplating . . . The Poetic Species is a fascinating foray into the ways we’re connected to each other and the natural world� highly recommended reading. � Rosemary & Reading Glasses World Literature Today Editor’s Pick Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating. -Brain Pickings The principle of consilience, or the unity of knowledge, infuses this conversation between biologist E. O. Wilson and poet Robert Hass. . . . The eminent duo explore echoes and parallels in their respective fields with eloquent concision, from Wilson’s advice to poets ( Colonize science ) to Hass’s musings on the interplay of selfish gene and social imperative in imagination. -Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science The Poetic Species explores the intersection of science and the arts in relation to the staggering environmental crisis the world is encountering. I am encouraged by this call to action by both scientific and literary communities and curious about the possible responses. -World Literature Today Editor’s Pick citation Every page offers something worth contemplating . . . The Poetic Species is a fascinating foray into the ways we’re connected to each other and the natural world-highly recommended reading. -Rosemary & Reading Glasses
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A Place Called Hope

When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It’s not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they’re two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it’s time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony?

Personal (Jack Reacher 19)

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child’s number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris – and then to London. The stakes have never been higher – because this time, it’s personal. The brand new Jack Reacher short story, Not A Drill, is now also available to pre-order exclusively as an ebook.

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world “into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists,” even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant’s long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.
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Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.
She *can’t* be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.
Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.
All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky, Scott Selikoff
**Full coverage of functional programming and all OCA Java Programmer exam objectives**
*OCA, Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide, Exam 1Z0-808* is a comprehensive study guide for those taking the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I exam (1Z0-808). With complete coverage of 100% of the exam objectives, this book provides everything you need to know to confidently take the exam. The release of Java 8 brought the language’s biggest changes to date, and for the first time, candidates are required to learn functional programming to pass the exam. This study guide has you covered, with thorough functional programming explanation and information on all key topic areas Java programmers need to know. You’ll cover Java inside and out, and learn how to apply it efficiently and effectively to create solutions applicable to real-world scenarios.
* Work confidently with operators, conditionals, and loops
* Understand object-oriented design principles and patterns
* Master functional programming fundamentals

Notte Oscura

Nella storia della teologia e della spiritualità cristiana san Giovanni della Croce è probabilmente il mistico che più ha indagato e descritto la natura, il dinamismo e gli effetti della prova nella vita dello spirito, prova che ha magistralmente identificato con la metafora della notte.
Alla “notte oscura” viene attribuito il valore centrale che ne fa l’espressione sintetica dell’esperienza mistica: si riferisce, infatti, a tutti i momenti dell’esperienza e quindi anche a quello culminante, quando diventa “notte pacifica, abissale e oscura intelligenza divina”, allorché l’anima si unisce a Dio “trasformata dall’amore”. Ma è notte anche perché è il luogo dove agisce la fede, che procede nell’oscurità, cioè nella non conoscenza dell’obiettivo finale, anche se cammino di progressiva trasformazione, purificazione del soggetto, il quale perde uno dopo l’altro i suoi attaccamenti ai sensi e alle facoltà psichiche (intelletto, immaginazione e desiderio).
La “notte” porta a sviluppare la capacità di contemplazione che, in modo apparentemente molto semplice, è descritta come un “rimanere quieti trascurando qualsiasi opera interiore ed esteriore e tenendo lontana ogni sollecitudine di fare qualche cosa”. In realtà si tratta di un suggerimento molto tecnico, che viene spiegato come un cessare da ogni “meditazione’ di tipo discorsivo (come sarebbe p. es. riflettere su un passo della Scrittura o altri simili esercizi in cui è coinvolto il pensiero) e restare fermi su un oggetto singolo e specifico, che nella fattispecie è la sensazione della presenza di Dio.

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No Place to Hide

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agencys widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowdens disclosures.
Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity ten-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSAs unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.
Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nations political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizensand considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.

Monk’s Hood

Monk’s Hood (Brother Cadfael Series #3) by Ellis Peters
**Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man.** Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

The Moe Manifesto

**MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan now, but throughout the world.**
In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the young, beautiful and innocent characters they adore—like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru inSailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based around the original manga and anime roles.
Author Patrick Galbraith is the world’s acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of MOE, and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world.
The Moe Manifesto provides an insider’s look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous MOE characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.

Moe is a hall of mirrors in a cultural fun palace; a twist in the psyche; an etymological thicket; and a sometimes controversial social phenomenon. I can’t image a better guide to the moe world than scholar Patrick W. Galbraith, with his lavishly illustrated, interview-based book. -Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics Galbraith has crafted the most definitive moe treatise to date. -Brian Ashcraft, author of Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential What exactly is moe? Galbraith takes a fascinating look into all the elements that make up this word through in-depth interviews and character analysis. -Danny Choo, www.culturejapan.com blog Between them, author and publisher have made that great rarity: a serious book that wears its scholarship as lightly as a bunch of balloons and makes its content accessible, enjoyable and instructive all at once. You will learn from The Moe Manifesto, but you’ll do it through being thoroughly entertained. -HelenMcCarthy.wordpress.com The author of The Otaku Encyclopedia (Kodansha, 2014) returns with another look at the Japanese subculture that holds such a strong appeal to American audiences. The idea of moe goes even further than the general idea of fandom, specifically referring to the strong sense of emotional attachment that fans feel for their favorite characters … This is an eye-opening, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing look at fandom that will resonate with anyone curious about Japanese culture. -School Library Journal This book is quite an eye opener that helped me understand that I barely scratched the surface with regards to what people like about Japanese pop culture. -ParkaBlogs.com We really love how the book fits in the hands, just the right size to bring it anywhere we went, most of us had this on the go when we took turns to read this. We love the additions of illustrations and photographs, assembling along with the lively colours giving the book a energy driven feel, making one want to pick this up from the shelf to read right away, even if one isn’t a hard core fan of Japan culture. We can imagine someone picking this off the shelf just for curiosity and falling love with it. – Quizoxy blog Patrick Galbraith, author of several books about anime and the people who love it, including The Otaku Encyclopedia and Otaku Spaces, is out with a new book called The Moe Manifesto, an in-depth look at just what this whole moe thing is all about. In a wide-ranging interview, we spoke to Galbraith why he decided to write the book, how he went about it, and what the heck moe really means. -Otaku USA Magazine
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Mercury Revolts

After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help. Far from dismissing her wild claims, Eddie reveals that things are even worse than they appear: the U.S. government has been infiltrated by angels, who are attempting to bring about Heaven on Earth – no matter the cost. Only one angel knows the secret to exposing the cabal: the rogue cherub known as Mercury. But when Mercury learns who is behind the cabal, he realizes he’s going to need a lot of help. Old enemies become allies, old friends become bitter enemies, and as competing plots for world domination unfold, it isn’t always clear which is which. MERCURY REVOLTS is the fourth book by Robert Kroese featuring the wise-cracking, anti-authority angel Mercury. MERCURY REVOLTS takes place after the events of MERCURY RESTS, but is a standalone story that can be enjoyed whether or not you’ve read the other books.
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The Mating of Michael

“Sex in Seattle: Book Three ”
Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.
James Gallway s life is slowly but inexorably sliding downhill. He wrote a best-selling science fiction novel at the tender age of eighteen, while bedridden with complications of polio. But by twenty-eight, he’s lost his inspiration and his will to live. His sales from his J.C. Guise books have been in decline for years. Wheelchair bound, James has isolated himself, convinced he is unlovable. When he is forced to do a book signing and meets Michael Lamont, he can t believe a guy who looks like Michael could be interested in a man like him.
Michael and James are made for each other. But they must let go of stubbornness to see that life finds a way and love has no limitations. ”
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Mastering Bitcoin

Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).This book includes:
* A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
* An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
* Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
* Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications
* User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

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A Man Called Ove

The word-of-mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. ‘Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail ‘Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it’ Spectator Books of the Year At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…

Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire

Take a trip to the dark side with **12 books** by some of the hottest names in edgy romance, including USA Today Bestselling authors *CJ Roberts, Eliza Gayle*, and *Aleatha Romig*!
**Pam Godwin**: [Beneath the Burn](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17561072.Beneath_the_Burn “Beneath the Burn”)
**Skye Warren**: [Wanderlust](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18069463.Wanderlust “Wanderlust”)
**Claire Thompson**: [Enslaved](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12883970.Enslaved “Enslaved”)
**Cari Silverwood**: [Take Me, Break Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17264796.Take_Me__Break_Me “Take Me, Break Me”)
**Annabel Joseph**: [Comfort Object](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13108550.Comfort_Object “Comfort Object”)
**Aleatha Romig**: [Consequences](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12416934.Consequences “Consequences”)
**Shoshanna Evers**: [The Man Who Holds The Whip](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16399036.The_Man_Who_Holds_The_Whip “The Man Who Holds The Whip”)
**Annika Martin**: [The Hostage Bargain](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18502668.The_Hostage_Bargain “The Hostage Bargain”)
**Jasmine Haynes**: [Take Your Pleasure](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19013179.Take_Your_Pleasure “Take Your Pleasure”)
**Eliza Gayle**: [Play With Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20890736.Play_With_Me “Play With Me”)
**Pepper Winters**: [Tears of Tess](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18399439.Tears_of_Tess “Tears of Tess”)
**CJ Roberts**: [Captive in the Dark](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12541075.Captive_in_the_Dark “Captive in the Dark”)
*These e-books would cost over $40 if purchased separately. This set will only be available for a limited time, so order your copy now!*