This is Ethics presents an accessible and engagingintroduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary moralphilosophy. Covers a wide range of topics which are actively debated incontemporary moral philosophy Addresses the nature of happiness, well-being, and the meaningof life, the role of moral principles in moral thinking, moralmotivation, and moral responsibility Covers timely ethical issues such as population growth andclimate change Offers additional resources at ahref="http://www.thisisphilosophy.com/"www.thisisphilosophy.com/a Features extensive annotated bibliographies, summaries, andstudy questions for further investigation Written in an accessible, jargon-free manner using helpful illustrative examples
These aliens are willing to do anything to meet their mates…even join a dating agency and come to Earth. But are the humans ready for them? Sixx: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #4 Single alien dad seeks a human mate with some moxie. Saving up to start her own video game company, Moxie Maguire logs fourteen hours days working for an obnoxious boss. But when life seems to be passing her by, she sets another goal—meet her dream man. The Intergalactic Dating Agency matches her with Sixx. Hot & horned, a good listener, family-oriented—Sixx is the perfect man to share a life with. If only that life was on Earth. Single dad Sixx dreams of finding a mate and raising more “kits.” With females in short supply on his planet, he heads for Earth to get a female and get back to Dakon and his young son. The instant he meets Moxie, he recognizes she’s his Fated mate. He can’t abandon his child. And, unfortunately, his planet has even fewer computers than females. One for the entire planet, to be exact. Will two Fated Mates have to part? Or can they find a way to work it out? Kord: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #5 She’s a successful restauranteur, but he’s hungry for more than what she’s cooking. Barb Quintain owns the hottest restaurant in town, lives in a fabulous luxury apartment, and has a personality as big as the state of Texas. But outward confidence conceals old wounds as big as Texas, too. She hides behind success, fearing someone will discover what she’s really like—a fake, a fraud, all broth and no beans. Then, one evening, Kord walks into her restaurant—an alien so hot and sexy she knows he’s way out of her league. Kord doesn’t understand why none of his Intergalactic Dating Agency matches have panned out until he meets the owner of Barbie Q’s Restaurant and realizes she’s his Fated mate. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to recognize that. The only thing he can do is get her to hire him so he can convince her they’re meant to be together. Just as Kord’s patience wins her over, a family crisis sends Barb running in her rhinestone boots. Will confronting her past destroy their future? Braxx: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #6 She’s given up on love, but love hasn’t given up on her… If there’s anything Holly Hansen has learned it’s that falling for a persuasive charmer is a sure path to a broken heart. It happened when her fiancé abandoned her just when she needed him most. Everything about the smoking-hot alien, Braxx, reminds her of her ex, and he keeps showing up night after night at the restaurant where she works. It’s enough to wear a girl down, make her doubt her convictions, maybe hope that love can conquer the heartbreak of the past… The instant Braxx meets Holly Hansen, his horns begin to throb, and he realizes she’s the ONE. His Fated Mate. He can’t wait to settle down with her and make beautiful babies together. Unfortunately, she won’t give him the time of day. But he didn’t come this far to give up easily, and he hopes that with patience and baby steps, he’ll win her heart. Just when it seems he’ll succeed, Holly’s past comes back to haunt them. Can a heartbreak be too deep for love to fix? All the stories in this volume can be read as stand-alones. You do not have to have read the previous Dakonian books (Darak, Aton & Caid).
Ranging from dark tales of vampires and serial killers to tongue-in-cheek science fiction to comedy and farce, My Shorts, by author Bert G. Osterberg, shares an eclectic collection of short stories centering on life, death, and laughter. The Option was written while Osterberg contemplated his past. High School was inspired by a plot twist in Tchaikovskys opera, The Queen of Spades, and recalls his own tortured high school career. To Amerikay calls on his love of history as told in the stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Three Views shares Osterbergs political statement. Netties Triumph was penned for his granddaughter to illustrate when she was in grade school. And My Aunt Ruth tells about this feisty woman who lived in Michigan all of her life. From a suspenseful story of a dark castle in Transylvania to a fanciful encounter with a wonderfully strange fifth grade teacher, this collection of tales entertains and often challenges conventional ideas and notions.
Dominick Candiotti is a paid assassin for the shadowy Brownstone Agency, but he wants out. His anonymous boss turns the tables and assigns fellow agents to eliminate him. On the run, Candiotti tries to stay a step ahead of deadly pursuers while tracking down his nemesis boss and uncovering secrets from his own past. A gripping cat-and-mouse tale.
This Arabic language-learning classic is now enhanced with a bound-in CD of MP3 files. Designed to provide beginners in Arabic with maximum linguistic and cultural exposure in a short period (about 100 hours of contact time), this book consists of sixteen lessons with dialogs and exercises dealing with day-to-day scenarios: greeting people, getting a taxi, making phone calls, asking directions, discussing the weather, and effectively communicating with police and duty officers. The lessons help the reader to navigate situations at gas stations, marketplaces, restaurants, and in their own households. Formal Spoken Arabic (FSA) is a kind of lingua franca that is more natural than speaking Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the literary form of the language. FSA uses the shared features of the various urban colloquial dialects, defaulting to Levantive (terms common to Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan) where the spoken dialects diverge. Each lesson includes cultural notes on American-Arab interactions, notes on learner strategies for managing Arabic conversations with a limited amount of language, and grammar explanations in clear, non-technical language. Although the main dialogue for each lesson is presented in Arabic script, transcriptions are used to accelerate spoken performance. The FAST Course includes grammatical explanations, English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, appendices listing common idioms, courtesy expressions and other useful terms, instructor's notes, and drills aided and accompanied by the CD. Originally created for diplomats, this is an expanded and enhanced edition of a work originally developed by the U.S. State Department as a six-week intensive, or "FAST" (Familiarization and Short-Term) course, and is easily adaptable for students in Middle East area studies. Travelers heading for posts in the Arab world who quickly need to gain a basic ability to converse in day-to-day situations will find Formal Spoken Arabic FAST Course an invaluable companion.
True to Life is now available in five levels, taking adult learners from complete beginner to upper-intermediate level. Like other levels of the course, the new Starter features:" tasks and content which will successfully engage the interest of adult learners " the opportunity for learners to contribute their own knowledge, experience and creativity" extensive opportunities for practising grammar and vocabulary through speaking" Review and Development in every unit" dual level listeningIn addition Starter offers:" In conversation sections, introducing students to simple conversational English" a serialised story in the Personal Study Workbook The Starter level is designed for complete beginners and provides between 40 and 60 hours of class work. It can be used as preparation for True to Life Elementary or any other elementary course.
In Brian Freeman's thrilling novel Stalked, Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner Maggie Bei is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: I know who it is. Following a twisted trail, Stride uncovers a sordid web of violence and voyeurism that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. Stride isn't alone. His lover Serena Dial – a homicide cop turned private investigator – is chasing a blackmailer who knows all the city's dirty secrets. Even Maggie's. But as Stride and Serena hunt for a killer, a predator with a vicious past is hunting them – with a terrifying plan for revenge. Now every step they take to expose the truth brings them closer to a showdown amid the howling winds of a winter storm. Where survival in the blinding snow is measured in seconds. Where crimes can be buried forever.
This book is about a woman who feels different, knows shes not special but feels like shes alone. She trys to find love but ends with heartbreak, the hidden power beating in her heart dangers the life within her body. So take a minute and find a seat get comfortable, get a nice cold glass of water or wine. Turn to the first chapter, clear your mind and begin reading because I know once you start your going to want to finish the whole thing....
In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston’s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby—and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder . . . Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she’s hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted children and birth parents. Her new case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine. Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a dozen years, Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Sam has learned how trusting wealthy people can be—especially the lonely ones—as he expertly manipulates his way into their lives and homes. In Wendy Richards, the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston’s most influential families, he’s found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in which he knows he belongs—a world of Brooks Brothers suits, Nantucket summers, and effortless glamour. As Hester’s investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own safety. While Gabe has pinned all his desperate hopes of a normal life on Hester, Sam wants her out of the way for good. And Gabe has always done what Sam asks . . .
"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required." Leia Hamilton can move things and set them on fire with her mind. Leia's father and step-mother tried to hide their past: a time when they were part of a team of superheroes. But despite being disbanded for over twenty years following a series of tragedies, their problems were passed to their children and Leia finds that her future collides with their past. In the diverse world of human and superhuman, heroes and villains, friends and enemies, some of Leia's choices have terrible consequences. For Leia, this leads to a personal crossroads and a search for redemption. Not your normal superhero novel, Mindfire isn't about secret identities, costumes, or evil plots endangering the world. Instead, self-discovery and adaptation is at the forefront as the reader follows the lives of the characters who are unafraid to show love and explore spirituality. Can redemption and renewed grace weather the flames of absolute power and superhuman strength?
Ever thought about running your own coffee shop? That was the farthest thing from J.R.'s mind when he set out to sell the world's best grass fed hamburger in sunny south Florida. One fateful trip to a farmers market intervened, and coffee lured him back to his beginnings, or rather, his wife's beginnings, turning their culinary adventure into a search for the best cup of coffee.
A Step-by-Step Program to Reduce Anger, Rage, Negativity, Violence, and Depression in Your Life If you get angry out of the blue, experience road rage, often blow off steam at your kids, get depressed for no apparent reason, or otherwise act out of control, then you need to read and heed this book. Anger is not just an emotion - it's a way of life based on all the things you eat, think, and do. Specific biological, nutritional, and psychological states feed anger. So if you don't change your lifestyle and cure your problem, you're headed for degenerative diseases that increase with age - things like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, obesity, and addiction. In her book, author Kathleen O'Bannon, C.N.C., uses her accumulated wealth of knowledge about lifestyle-based conditions to provide a series of tests to help you diagnose what's causing your anger problem. She then guides you through a series of lifestyle changes necessary to cure it. For instance, spikes in your blood sugar after you eat a candy bar instead of a nutritious lunch cause anger attacks, as do yeast infections, a lack of B vitamins, and excess stress. Not only does O'Bannon describe the many factors that contribute to and promote anger, she provides diets, exercises, and stress management - a complete Anger Cure program - based on nearly thirty years of lifestyle counseling. Being angry is a choice you make when you allow your body to control you instead of you controlling your body. The goal of The Anger Cure is to help you learn how to become more balanced and anger-free. Are you ready to take control of your life? The choice is yours.
A workout book for busy men and women provides muscle-building, strength, and weight-loss exercises divided into smaller time blocks that can be incorporated into limited schedules, in a guide complemented by more than 250 demonstrative exercises. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A complex healthcare system involving many moving parts often makes us forget what matters most is the people. Marlett presents her observations of the inner workings of the hospital system with a book that tells what it is really like to work in one as a nurse. Not only does Marlett tell us her story, but she also tells us her patients’ stories. And it’s their stories that ultimately form the heart and soul of Marlett’s book. — Dylan Ward, The US Review of Books If I was considering a career change, this book might encourage me to become a nurse, or it might dissuade me from becoming a nurse. Either way, it’s a no-holds-barred look at nursing. Alice Marlett’s writing is so descriptive that readers will feel like they’re on the hospital floor with her. — Joe Wisinski, Readers’ Favorite I liked...the uncompromising honesty concerning cases of negligence in health facilities. Further, the book sufficiently explores the risks associated with understaffing in nursing. — Kibetious, Online Book Club