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The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle

Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Outdoors & Nature-New, Sports-New, Travel-New | Posted on 04-03-2011-05-2008

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0374200130 : The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle
ISBN: 0374200130

 
Author: Sara Wheeler

More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica’s extreme surroundings. Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a definitive picture of life on the fringes. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming.

Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, she travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, marking the transformations of what once seemed an unchangeable landscape. As she witnesses the mounting pollution concentrated at the pole, Wheeler reckons with the illness of the whole organism of the earth.

Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, shadowing the endless Trans-Alaska Pipeline with a tough Idaho-born outdoorswoman, herding reindeer with the Lapps, and visiting the haunting, deceptively peaceful lands of the Gulag, Wheeler brings the Arctic’s many contradictions to life. The Magnetic North is an urgent, beautiful book, rich in dramatic description and vivid reporting. It is a singular, deeply personal portrait of a region growing daily in global importance.

Pages: 336
 
Binding: Hardcover
 
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Year: 2011

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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

Posted by admin | Posted in Literature & Fiction-New, Mystery & Thrillers-New, New Releases, Science Fiction & Fantasy-New | Posted on 04-03-2011-05-2008

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0670022411 : A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
ISBN: 0670022411

 
Author: Deborah E. Harkness

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels…

Pages: 592
 
Binding: Hardcover
 
Publisher: Viking Adult Year: 2011

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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

Posted by admin | Posted in Literature & Fiction-New, Mystery & Thrillers-New, New Releases, Science Fiction & Fantasy-New | Posted on 27-02-2011-05-2008

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0670022411 : A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
ISBN: 0670022411

 
Author: Deborah E. Harkness

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels…

Pages: 592
 
Binding: Hardcover
 
Publisher: Viking Adult Year: 2011

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Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

Posted by admin | Posted in Health, Mind & Body-New, New Releases | Posted on 01-02-2011-05-2008

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1599218011 : Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!
ISBN: 1599218011

 
Author: Kris Carr

The author of the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor
takes on the crazy sexy subject of

what and how we eat, drink, and think.  

Crazysexydiet.com

 

On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

 

Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes.

 

In ten chapters with titles such as, ?pHabulous,” ?Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” ?Make Juice Not War,” and ?God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches?advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts?she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life.

 

Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

 

Including contributions by:

 

Dean Ornish, M.D. ? author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute

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Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga

Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Science Fiction & Fantasy-New, Teen-New | Posted on 23-01-2011-05-2008

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0765323966 : Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga
ISBN: 0765323966

 
Author: Greg Bear

100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings.

But one species–eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge–achieved dominance. 

They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness.

They were the Forerunners–the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time.

And then they vanished.

This is their story.

 

Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner. He is a Manipular, untried–yet to become part of the adult Forerunner society, where vast knowledge and duty waits. He comes from a family of Builders, the Forerunners’ highest and most politically powerful rate. It is the Builders who create the grand technology that facilitates Forerunner dominance over the known universe.  It is the Builders who believe they must shoulder the greatest burden of the Mantle–as shepherds and guardians of all life.

Bornstellar is marked to become a great Builder just like his father.

But this Manipular has other plans. 

He is obsessed with lost treasures of the past. His reckless passion to seek out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors–long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent— Read the rest of this entry »

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A Course In Weight Loss 6-CD: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

Posted by admin | Posted in Health, Mind & Body | Posted on 28-11-2010-05-2008

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140192154X : A Course In Weight Loss 6-CD: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
ISBN: 140192154X

 
Author: Marianne Williamson

6-CD set -?Unabridged Audiobook
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?If your ?weighty thinking? does not change, then even if you lose weight you?ll retain an overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it back. It?s less important how quickly you lose weight, and more important how holistically you lose weight; you want your mind, your emotions, and your body to all ?lose weight.? Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a while

but is almost certain to return. It?s self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unless

you are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place.?

? Marianne Williamson

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What is the connection between spirituality and weight loss? Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is about to answer that question for you in her groundbreaking new audiobook, bringing you 21 spiritual lessons to help you surrender your weight forever. These lessons form a holistic paradigm for weight loss, addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological elements involved in what Williamson refers to as ?conscious weight loss.? If you are a food addict, a compulsive eater, or someone who for any reason sees food as the enemy, this book is for you.

A Course in Weight Loss?addresses the true causal root of your weight-loss issues: a place within you where you have?forgotten?your?divine perfection. This?forgetfulness?has confused not only your mind but also your body, making you reach for that which cannot sustain you . . . and reject that which does. As your mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its natural intelligence as well.

The 21 lessons in this audiobook will take you on a deep, sacred journey. One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself?and your body?from one of fear to one of love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself?mind, body, and spirit?to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.

??????? As Williamson states: ?When it comes to your enjoyment of eating, your best days are not behind you but ahead of you!? So get ready to begin a new relationship with food . . . and with yourself.

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Pages: 6
 
Binding: Audio CD
 
Publisher: Hay House Year: 2010

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