11.03.2016 Journalism

The Normal Bar: Where Does Your Relationship Fall?

Based on an unprecedented survey of the romantic lives of more than 100,000 people, most of them in couple relationships, The Normal Bar identifies what is normal for the most satisfied partners, and provides effective tools for shifting ones normal if one so desires. This books team of expert authors uses a powerful interactive survey tool known as OnQ to compare relationships around the world, sorting for such criteria as ethnic differences, age, gender, and income.

What is delivered is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to learn the keys to satisfaction and contentment in areas such as communication, sex, affection, and financial cooperation. The Normal Bar is the first book to give readers a snapshot of what relationships look like from the inside--from the typical couples surprising embrace of bedroom kinkiness to the real factors that sour marriages to the role played by friends, family, and children.

Most important, it insightfully charts the alternative paths that readers can take to improve their own romantic situation.

11.03.2016 Journalism

Temporary Yes

In Temporary Yes, Kat Dixons debut full-length collection, her unique and fresh voice are on full display. Dixons is poetry that defies categorization, at once whimsical and confessional.Kat Dixon’s poems slip across time and geography, accumulating scraps of textures, strange weather, secret sensations, and woven sounds with forms “twice phantomed” by light and its shadow.

They are stories of the body: glittering, soft, brave, broken, necessary and commanding in their dizzying wonder. -Molly Brodak, author of A Little Middle of the Night

11.03.2016 Journalism

Teen Angel

Angie, a teen aged girl, was killed in a tragic accident. As a ghost she became convinced her boyfriend Dickie still loved her, so she decided to return to Earth and win him back. But her timing was a little off--thirty years off!--and she found him grown, married, and with teen aged daughters of his own. When she discovered she was stuck there and couldnt return, she figured there was no choice but to break up Dickies marriage...

11.03.2016 Journalism

Beginning Serbocroatian

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Beginning Serbocroatian
 
by
Albert Bates Lord

probably neither better nor worse than any other learn srpskohrvatski for english speakers--except:a) it refers to serbocroatian as an inseparable whole, not split into several separate languages as part of the civil wars ethnic cleansing projects, andb) its written in the 1950s, so theres plenty of references to seljak sells zito in ducan and whatnot, riding konja, dancing kolo.

very old world, plus plenty of appropriately commie references to the early tito years.

11.03.2016 Journalism

Ulysses: James Joyce

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Ulysses: James Joyce
 
by
Hanskarl Kölsch

Das Jahrhundertbuch wird Ulysses von James Joyce genannt. Und: das schwierigste Buch der neueren Literatur. Was ist es, das diesem Roman solch eine furchterregende Sonderstellung gibt?

Auf eintausend Seiten wird ein Tag im Leben des Dubliner Bürgers Leopold Bloom beschrieben.Es ist der 16. Juni 1904: Bloomsday.Bloom erlebt triviale und banale, aufregende und gefährliche Ereignisse - es ist ein ganz normaler Tag (an dem unglaublich viel Unterhaltsames und Witziges erzählt wird).Aber ist Leopold Bloom der Held des Romans?Held des Romans ist die Sprache.

Das ist singulär und hat eine außergewöhnliche Folge. Als Definition des Menschen gelten heute nicht mehr: aufrechter Gang und Vernunft, sondern: die Fähigkeit, mit Sprache zu kommunizieren. Was wir geworden sind, wurden wir durch Sprache, jeder Gedanke und jede Handlung braucht Sprache, Individuum und Gesellschaft sind nur durch Kommunikation existenzfähig.In Ulysses ist Sprache nicht Medium, spannende Handlung zu erzählen, sondern umgekehrt: Handlung ist Anlass, Sprache entstehen zu lassen.Ulysses - das Buch, in dem die Sprache der eigentliche Held ist - wird zum Menschheits-Roman.

11.03.2016 Journalism

The Bobbsey Twins: Merry Days Indoors and Out(Original Bobbsey Twins #1)

While most books in the 1001 childrens books series are timeless, The Bobbsey Twins is definitly of a time. Unfortunately this time is one of segregation and racism.For example: The twins sort their dolls- the best doll had blond hair and blue eyes, the worst doll is black and dirty and named jujubee and segregated from the other white dolls wth a piece of cardboard.

The bobbseys also have live in black help, who are characterized as full of childlike wonder.The children do have some good ole fashioned fun but there are other stories that manage to capture that old time simple wonder without the social baggage.

11.03.2016 Journalism

Secret of the Scribe

A cave-expedition to the remote borders of China and Tibet unearth enigmatic discs that are believed to be of extraterrestrial origin.

But their discovery is quickly squashed and erased from official records.When venture capitalist Mark Steinberg launches Linguistics, Inc. and unveils cutting-edge nanotechnology-based communication, an enthralled human race is ready to proclaim the written and spoken word a thing of the past.But unknown to the world, Linguistics is setting the stage for total control.Leading the scattered resistance movement, Lance Michener wants to shut down the Linguistics network before the damage is total and irreversible.At the center of the conflict is the hunt for the mythical Book of Thoth — the Book of Wisdom of the Gods; a Book that contains the secrets of the language of all earthly species and languages yet unknown.And as Linguistics ushers in an era of global mind control, the race is on to prevent The Book from falling into the wrong hands.

11.03.2016 Journalism

Children of the Universe

Children of the Universe is a book unlike any other. The book covers everything from Jesus to what they may have discovered on the moon in 1969 and why we can never go back. From JFK to 2012 this book is without doubt destined to become a classic. The information contained within is bound to get people thinking and asking the sort of questions all of the secret Government agencies would rather not answer.

11.03.2016 Journalism

Mastering Instrument Flying

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Mastering Instrument Flying
 
by
Henry Sollman

Every aviator can learn the FAAs practical instrument test standards and earn the IFR with this complete course in instrument flight,written by two experienced instructors with more than 80 years of flying between them. Discover todays IFR skills and electronics. This third edition brings you up to speed with the electronics revolution and its impact on instrument flight training and information. Written for pilots and their instructors by renowned pilots and instructors,this ideal instructional manual for earning the IFR gives you: a building-block,20-lesson plan approach to the IFR—proven successful by students,pilots,and instructors; comprehensive coverage of all aspects of instrument flying,from approaches and departures to effective communication with air traffic control; in-depth instruction on the newest GPS systems; a valuable guide to Internet sites and PC resources; indispensable evaluations of computerized flight simulators.

Perfect for pilots seeking IFRs,flight instructors developing lesson plans,and IFR pilots wanting to refresh their skills,Mastering Instrument Flight,Third Edition looks at the entire IFR learning spectrum,from psychology to test day and beyond. It all ads up to a must-have IFR kit that no other resource can match.