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Zen Of Groups

By Dale Hunter
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Dale Hunter
How to make meetings more enjoyable-and more effective.

The Zero-Sum Society

By Lester C. Thurow
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Lester C. Thurow
Written during a period of acute economic stagnation in 1980, The Zero-Sum Society discusses the human implications of economic problem solving. Interpreting macroeconomics as a zero-sum game, Thurow proposes that the American economy will not solve its most trenchant problems-inflation, slow economic growth, the environment-until the political economy can support, in theory and in practice, the idea that certain members of society will have to bear the brunt of taxation and other government-sponsored economic actions. As relevant today as it was twenty years ago, The Zero-Sum Society offers a classic set of recommendations about the best way to balance government stewardship of the economy and the free-market aspirations of upwardly mobile Americans.

Zin

By David Darlington
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David Darlington
Here is the book that Frank J. Prial in the New York Times Book Review called "delightful, it weaves history, geography, wine, and some of the fascinating people who make it into a downright enthralling tale." It is the grape that has been stepped on, but never crushed. Long thought to produce workaday wines at best, the zinfandel grape has triumphed in the last decade, with stylish, sophisticated wines from the Ravenswood and Ridge wineries, among many others. In Zin, David Darlington delves into the murky and curious history of the wine and takes the story right up to the present, with portraits of the eccentric artisans who engineered the ascension of America's "native" wine. With an unerring eye for detail (a bedraggled vineyard in Sonoma County is described as looking "like a collection of fright wigs") and a gift for the on-target characterization (Sutter Home, for example, is called "the Sylvester Stallone among wineries"), Darlington has created a classic transcending its genre.

Zen Therapy

By David Brazier
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David Brazier
Buddhism, from Abhidharma to Zen, offers a practical path to harmony of head and heart. For over 2,000 years Buddhists have been developing sophisticated psychologies to guide the work of achieving freedom from mental suffering. Now East and West are beginning to learn from each other. In a readable and practical manner, this book challenges basic assumptions of Western psychology, demystifies Buddhist psychology and presents Zen as a therapy. Giving examples of its effectiveness in psychotherapeutic practice, the author shows how Zen derives from the Buddhist theory of the mind and throws new light upon the Buddhist theory of relations and conditions. This seminal wok is a resource full of intriguing and controversial ideas.
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The Zapatista Reader

By Tom Hayden
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Tom Hayden
The electrifying effect the Zapatista peasant rebellion has had on leading figures in the intellectual, political, and literary world since the Zapatistas woke them up on New Year's Day, 1994, has provided inspiration for activists all over the world. A remarkable synergy has also developed between leading writers, novelists, and journalists and Subcomandante Marcos, the enigmatic, pipe-smoking and balaclavered leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, who seems like a character out of a "magical realism" novel. This reader includes a wide sampling of the best of the writing to emerge on the subject. The book is a journey through an insurgent and magical world of culture and politics, where celebrants and critics debate what Carlos Fuentes has described as the world's first'post-communist rebellion.' Included are essays by Paco Taibo II, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska, Ilan Stavans, Carlos Monsivais, Jorge Castenada, Jose Saramago, John Berger, Marc Cooper, Andrew Kopkind, Bill Weinberg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto and Eduardo Galeano.

Zermatt

By Frank Schaeffer
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Frank Schaeffer
Calvin Becker is back in a timeless story about the volcanic sexual curiosity of a fourteen-year-old boy born into a fundamentalist family so strict that he has never seen a movie, watched television, or danced (and has to hide his five copies of Mad magazine in the attic). It is 1966, and Ralph and Elsa Becker, Reformed Presbyterian missionaries from Kansas, are stationed in Switzerland, and on a modest ski vacation with their three children: tyrannical eighteen-year-old Janet, angelic Rachael, and our narrator, the irrepressible Calvin, who puzzles over his sisters' bras, as they hang on a line hidden away "so that I could not get a good look unless I ducked under the sheets ... to the feminine heart of the laundry maze." But at the Hotel Riffelberg, high above Zermatt, Calvin falls into the hands of a waitress who, while bringing him his breakfast each morning, serially initiates him into ecstasies he can barely comprehend. The resulting family crisis triggers a larger crisis of faith in his fundamentalist father, leading to a climax, which rips Calvin out of his childhood. With echoes of Irving and Roth and its own uniquely human voice, Zermatt is a coming-of-age gem.

Zen Meditation Balls

By Alison Trulock
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Alison Trulock
Our Zen Meditation Balls are a moving counterpoint to the inner stillness of a meditative session. By hitting specific pressure points on the palms of your hands, these metal balls send signals through your nervous system that it's time to relax and let go. You can make meditation a part of your daily routine with this kit. Complete with 2 beautiful, high-quality, gently chiming meditations balls, and an 88-page book with step-by-step instructions on how you can lower stress, and improve your health. The Zen Meditation Balls Mega Kit will be a welcome addition to a frazzled world.
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Zimmer Men

By Marcus Berkmann
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Marcus Berkmann
Ten years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their team-mates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that fields after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend. In their minds they run around the field as fast as ever; it's only their legs that let them down. ZIMMER MEN asks all the important questions of middle-aged cricketers. Why is that boundary rope suddenly so far away? Are you doomed to getting worse as a cricketer, or could you get better? How many pairs of trousers will your girth destroy in one summer? Chronicling the 2004 season, with its many humiliating defeats and random injuries, this coruscatingly funny new book laughs in the face of middle age, and starts thinking seriously about buying a convertible.
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Zaatar Days, Henna Nights

By Maliha Masood
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Maliha Masood
When twenty-eight-year-old Maliha Masood, a burned-out dot-commer from Seattle, bought a one-way ticket to adventure and rejuvenation, she found it in the most unlikely of places: the Middle East.With an infectious love of adventure, a zany sense of humour, and serious questions about her Islamic faith, Pakistani-born Masood begins an unforgettable journey. She camps in the Sahara with a Bedouin "desert fox," is mistaken for a spy in Turkey, takes a lesson in beauty from a Kurdish family, and falls in love with a poet. She experiences souks and mosques, open-air lingerie bazaars and nightclubs grooving to hip-hop. In a region associated with terrorist havens, Masood meets ordinary Muslim men and women navigating the politics of culture, religion, and identity. Zaatar Days, Henna Nights offers a street-savvy take on the contemporary Arab world that's seldom seen on the evening news. This is a story of discovery and faith, of making bonds and breaking stereotypes, and of finding oneself where one least expects to.

Zigzag

By Nicholas Booth
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Nicholas Booth
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice. But it was all an illusion: Eddie fooled the Germans in the same way he conned his victims in civilian life. He was working for the British all along. Until now, the full story of Eddie Chapman's extraordinary exploits has never been told, thwarted by the Official Secrets Act. Now at last all the evidence has been released, including Eddie's M15 files, and a complete account of what he achieved is told in this enthralling book.
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Zombie-Loan: Vol 1

By Peach-Pit
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Peach-Pit
Michiru Kita is a weak-spirited girl who has a hard time speaking her mind. One day she notices mysterious, ring-like markings around the necks of two of her classmates, two boys who miraculously survived a horrible accident six months before. Michiru, possessing the rare ability to see these rings knows that they warn of impending death. Thinking that maybe she can do something to save them, she approaches them...but it seems the boys have already made some other kind of deal and garnered themselves a heavy debt in the process.....

Zombie-Loan: Vol 2

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana survived an otherwise fatal accident by making a deal with the Zombie-Loan office. Now they repay their debt as undead agents of the office by dispatching zombies. Having learned their secret, shy Michiru Kita who possesses the 'shinigami eyes' - the ability to spot those about to die and to identify the walking dead - is bullied into working with the two boys. But can she survive life as a bounty hunter...?

Zombie-Loan: Vol 3

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana survived an otherwise fatal accident by making a deal with the Zombie-Loan office. Now they repay their debt as undead agents of the office by dispatching zombies. Having learned their secret, shy Michiru Kita who possesses the 'shinigami eyes' - the ability to spot those about to die and to identify the walking dead - is bullied into working with the two boys. But can she survive life as a bounty hunter...?

Zhou Enlai

By Gao Wenqian
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Gao Wenqian
When Gao Wenqian first published this ground-breaking, provocative biography in Hong Kong, it was immediately banned in the People's Republic. Using classified documents spirited out of the China, he offers an objective human portrait of the real Zhou Enlai, the premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949 until his death in 1976. Often touted as the last perfect revolutionary," Zhou is a modern saint" who offered protection to his people during the Cultural Revolution, and an icon who allows modern Chinese to find an admirable figure in what was a traumatic and bloody era. But his greatest gift was to survive, at almost any price, thanks to his acute understanding of where political power resided at any one time.

Zen Meditations Kit

By Running Press
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Running Press

Zombie-Loan: Vol 4

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana survived an otherwise fatal accident by making a deal with the Zombie-Loan office. Now they repay their debt as undead agents of the office by dispatching zombies. Having learned their secret, shy Michiru Kita who possesses the 'shinigami eyes' - the ability to spot those about to die and to identify the walking dead - is bullied into working with the two boys. But can she survive life as a bounty hunter...?

Zombie-Loan: Vol 5

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
When the Z-Loaners learn that Shito's been kidnapped by a mad scientist, Chika, Michiru, and the group's newest addition, the axeman Sotetsu, don't hesitate to rescue their tall, dark, and grumpy friend... even despite the recent, shocking revelations about his past. The intense battle that ensues leaves the group exhausted, and Koyomi decides that the only cure for these blues is some all-night karaoke! But little do they know that the very people behind all the illegal zombie activity are getting their groove on in the very next room! Just who... or what... is A-Loan!?

Zombie-Loan: Vol 6

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
Z-Loan's forced to duke it out with A-Loan to see who can earn ten million yen first! But just as the challenge gets underway, the illegal zombies are nowhere to be found! Just what is going on?

Zombie-Loan: Vol 7

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
The gang is trapped inside the school, fraught with students-turned-zombie and a steadily growing tension between Z-Loan and A-Loan. The cabin fever reaches an all-time high when Chika loses his senses and resorts to cannibalism--nibbling on Michiru's finger. Yomi steps in to place Chika under a trance, thus allowing Shito and Michiru to enter his subconscious in the hopes of finding the source of Chika's distress. What they find are disturbing, buried memories of Chika's childhood. He was apparently abused and nearly starved to death by his negligent mother, which is how he came to be friends with Shiba. Michiru breaks the ribbon that links her to the real world, thus leaving her wandering in Chika's subconscious...with Shiba attempting to lure Chika to give up and give in

Zombie-Loan: Vol 8

By Peach-Pit
Authors:
Peach-Pit
The volume picks up with Chika fighting his inner demons - facing a manifestation of Shiba - and Shito managing to switch the train tracks in time to save his partner! Our heroes escape through one of Kuze's portal-doors, only to end up in a dimentional space fashioned by Caramelo. Michiru reveals a nastier side as she tries to warp the entire space in her rage, while Zen attacks his own friends as though possessed...and plummets into the darkness.