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The Descendants
Author: Wanda Harkins
ISBN: 099628382X
Year: 2016-02-03
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This is book two in The Descendants Duology. Once again Emmaline finds herself battling the world to save her friends. This time the stakes are higher as more loved ones become involved. What she doesn't realize is there are other battles brewing in the realms; battles that she will need all her friends to overcome.
The Journey Home
Author: Wanda Harkins
ISBN: 0996283854
Year: 2016-10-02
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The Summer Princess
Author: Wanda Harkins
ISBN: 0996283870
Pages: 341
Year: 2017-08-06
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It was just a shoe, but this night it turned a servant into a princess. It also marked her for death. Will there be enough magic or enough love to keep her safe long enough to realize her true destiny? Lianna may be a servant, but she has never been treated like one. She has lived with the kind lord and his wife since being mysteriously left as an infant. One fateful day that all changed as she was torn from her life and thrust into the middle of a curse on the brink of being broken. Lianna is forced to travel with queen and the Summer Princesses as they make their way to Graystone castle, and the Cold King who lives there. It has been foretold one of these girls will be the means to break the curse the kingdom is under. Lianna¿s days and nights are quickly overwhelmed by the cruelty of these royals as they try to gain the king¿s attention and break her sweet spirit. When all seems at its darkest, she is given the gift of one magical night. One night where she becomes the beautiful, but mysterious woman at the ball that captures the heart of the king. It also gains her the wrath of the evil queen as her daughters are forgotten. The secret of her identity is almost discovered and she is forced to run for her life, leaving something behind. One shoe. One shoe that could bring about her death if it¿s linked back to her. Fate will bring Lianna to a difficult decision that will have her choose between her own life and true love. If she chooses wrong, she¿ll condemn an entire kingdom, if she chooses right, she could find a happily ever after for her and the one who holds her heart.
Rise of the Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368002099
Year: 2017-05-23
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Ride with the tide! Deep beneath the waves, King Triton's powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost—keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal's longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can't believe her luck. The tide has dragged in something good for a change, and Uma is determined to get her wicked hands on it. But first, she needs a pirate crew. A storm is brewing back in Auradon, and when Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay hear that the trident has been washed away, they realize they'll have to find it before anyone from the Isle does. Luckily, they seem to have a talent for locating missing magical objects. As Uma readies for the high seas alongside Harry, son of Captain Hook, Gil, son of Gaston, and the toughest rogues on the Isle of the Lost, the reformed villains of Auradon devise their own master plan. And with King Ben away on royal business, they won't have to play by all the rules. Using bad for good can't be totally evil, right? The thrilling, perilous race to the trident pits old friends—and current enemies—against each other with the future of Auradon on the line. Both teams might like to make waves, but only one will come out on top of this one.
The Dream Walker
Author: Wanda Harkins
ISBN: 0996283846
Year: 2016-04-29
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Abiotic Stress-Mediated Sensing and Signaling in Plants: An Omics Perspective
Author: Sajad Majeed Zargar, Mohammad Yousuf Zargar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811074798
Pages: 350
Year: 2018-02-20
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The natural environment for plants is composed of a complex set of abiotic and biotic stresses; plant responses to these stresses are equally complex. Systems biology allows us to identify regulatory hubs in complex networks. It also examines the molecular “parts” (transcripts, proteins and metabolites) of an organism and attempts to combine them into functional networks or models that effectively describe and predict the dynamic activities of that organism in different environments. This book focuses on research advances regarding plant responses to abiotic stresses, from the physiological level to the molecular level. It highlights new insights gained from the integration of omics datasets and identifies remaining gaps in our knowledge, outlining additional focus areas for future crop improvement research. Plants have evolved a wide range of mechanisms for coping with various abiotic stresses. In many crop plants, the molecular mechanisms involved in a single type of stress tolerance have since been identified; however, in order to arrive at a holistic understanding of major and common events concerning abiotic stresses, the signaling pathways involved must also be elucidated. To date several molecules, like transcription factors and kinases, have been identified as promising candidates that are involved in crosstalk between stress signalling pathways. However, there is a need to better understand the tolerance mechanisms for different abiotic stresses by thoroughly grasping the signalling and sensing mechanisms involved. Accordingly, this book covers a range of topics, including the impacts of different abiotic stresses on plants, the molecular mechanisms leading to tolerance for different abiotic stresses, signaling cascades revealing cross-talk among various abiotic stresses, and elucidation of major candidate molecules that may provide abiotic stress tolerance in plants.
The Undiscovered Island
Author: Darrell Kastin
Publisher: Tagus Pressat University of Massachusetts
Pages: 410
Year: 2009
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The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
Author: George A. Bray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597454311
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-01-23
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This book presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of obesity and the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. The book defines obesity and realistically assesses its prevalence. It further examines and evaluates the success of traditional cognitive behavioral treatment. This volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
The Future of Aging
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048139996
Pages: 866
Year: 2010-07-28
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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.
Working Together in Vanuatu
Author: John Taylor, Nick Thieberger
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862351
Pages: 245
Year: 2011-10-01
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This collection is derived from a conference held at the Vanuatu National Museum and Cultural Centre (VCC) that brought together a large gathering of foreign and indigenous researchers to discuss diverse perspectives relating to the unique program of social, political and historical research and management that has been fostered in that island nation. While not diminishing the importance of individual or sole-authored methodologies, project-centered collaborative approaches have today become a defining characteristic of Vanuatu's unique research environment. As this volume attests, this environment has included a dynamically wide range of both ni-Vanuatu and foreign researchers and related research perspectives, most centrally including archaeologists and anthropologists, linguists, historians, legal studies scholars and development practitioners. This emphasis on collaboration has emerged from an ongoing awareness across Vanuatu's research community of the need for trained researchers to engage directly with pressing social and ethical concerns, and out of the proven fact that it is not just from the outcomes of research that communities or individuals may be empowered, but also through their modes and processes of implementation, as through the ongoing strength and value of the relationships they produce. With this in mind, the papers presented here go beyond the mere celebration of collaboration by demonstrating Vanuatu's specific environment of cross-cultural research as a diffuse set of historically emergent methodological approaches, and by showing how these work in actual practice.
I Hear America Singing
Author: David Kastin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Pages: 374
Year: 2002
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The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles.Presents a balanced, accurate, and comprehensive portrayal of American popular music within a narrative, conversational style while discussing various musical styles and performers in a larger social and historical context that provides a larger perspective on American cultural history. The book relates the development of each musical genre to its historical period and places individual performers and styles within their larger social or artistic context. It includes numerous excerpts from literary works that reveal the tremendous influence popular music has had on American culture. It also presents over 300 photos and illustrations, including album covers, posters, sheet music illustrations, and song lyrics.An important reference for any reader interested in the history of American popular music.
The Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484712951
Pages: 336
Year: 2015-05-05
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Evil tree. Bad Apple? Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world. Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon's Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the Dragon's Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
The Extended Organism
Author: J Scott Turner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044495
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-06-01
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Can the structures that animals build--from the humble burrows of earthworms to towering termite mounds to the Great Barrier Reef--be said to live? However counterintuitive the idea might first seem, physiological ecologist Scott Turner demonstrates in this book that many animals construct and use structures to harness and control the flow of energy from their environment to their own advantage. Building on Richard Dawkins's classic, "The Extended Phenotype," Turner shows why drawing the boundary of an organism's physiology at the skin of the animal is arbitrary. Since the structures animals build undoubtedly do physiological work, capturing and channeling chemical and physical energy, Turner argues that such structures are more properly regarded not as frozen behaviors but as external organs of physiology and even extensions of the animal's phenotype. By challenging dearly held assumptions, a fascinating new view of the living world is opened to us, with implications for our understanding of physiology, the environment, and the remarkable structures animals build.
Comparative Psychology
Author: Mauricio R. Papini
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113687318X
Pages: 800
Year: 2010-10-18
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Comparative Psychology (second edition) is a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology. Its main goal is to introduce the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior. The structure of the book reflects the principal areas of importance to psychology students studying animal behavior: evolution, physiological issues, learning and cognition, development, and social evolution. Throughout, this text includes many examples drawn from the study of human behavior, highlighting general and basic principles that apply broadly to the animal kingdom.
Lithuanian Jewish Communities
Author: Nancy Schoenburg, Stuart Schoenburg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568219938
Pages: 502
Year: 1996-01-01
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This volume lists, in alphabetical order, the major Jewish communities that existed in Lithuania before World War II. The name of each community is accompanied by information about it: when it was founded, the Jewish population in different years, shops and synagogues, and the names of citizens. An appendix locates each town on a map of Lithuania. Since most of the Jewish communities in Lithuania were destroyed in the Holocaust, this volume will be a valuable tool in recreating a picture of Lithuanian Jewry.

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