The A List
By Jay Carr
People love movies. People love lists. So The A-List is a natural. While there are plenty of encyclopaedic lists of films, this compulsively readable book of 100 essays,most written expressly for this volume-flags the best of the best as chosen by a consensus of the National Society of Film Critics. The Society is a world-renowned, marquee,name organization embracing some of America's most distinguished critics: more than forty writers who have national followings as well as devoted local constituencies in such major cities as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. But make no mistake about it: This isn't a collection of esoteric "critic's choice" movies. The Society has made its selections based on a film's intrinsic merits, its role in the development of the motion-picture art, and its impact on culture and society. Some of the choices are controversial. So are some of the omissions. It will be a jumping-off point for discussions for years to come. And since the volume spans all international films from the very beginning, it will act as a balance to recent guides dominated by films of the last two decades (hardly film's golden age). Here is a book that is definitely ready for its close-up.
The A-Z Of Being Single
By Jeff Green
Ah, the single life. The blind dates, the guiltless sleeping in the starfish position, the 'table for one in a draught, please'. In his hilarious new book, Jeff Green offers practical advice on how to find love, or failing that how to pretend you've got a significant other half. For women: Leave the fridge door open for no reason. For men: Wash your towels. And if you've just been dumped, Jeff shows how you can reach 'closure', otherwise known as uncompromising REVENGE. Also includes:** Great chat-up lines for the older lover: 'Did you break a hip when you fell from heaven?' ** Beauty tips for dates: How to look twenty years younger? Stand further away ** Things not to say on a first date: Would you like to see my shrine to the others? ** And at last, the truth about what women really want*If you're in a couple, this book will remind you why your own situation is - just about - worth tolerating. And if you're happily single, follow Jeff's advice and you're guaranteed to stay that way... * everything
The A-Z Of Having A Baby
By Jeff Green
Congratulations! You're having a baby! Or maybe you're a proud parent, holding your little bundle of joy with a mixture of ecstasy, wonder and sheer unadulterated TERROR? But don't panic! Real help is at hand, in the form of new dad and award-winning comedian Jeff Green. Let him guide you through the late nights, the stretch marks, the haemorrhoids... (and that's just the dads) and reassure you that you are NOT ALONE. So Dad, if you're suffering from father blues (the slow realisation that all your holidays will now be at Center Parcs), and Mum, if you're still miffed that your partner kept just out of punching range during childbirth, then this book is most definitely for you. Because it's not just babies who have teething problems...
The A-Z Of Living Together
By Jeff Green
What happens when those two most incompatible of creatures - the human male and the human female - settle down for a life of togetherness and arguments about the toilet seat? Award-winning comedian Jeff Green bravely sets out to discover the truth. Why is, 'Wow, you're a fantastic cleaner', not considered a compliment? And what is it about women and candles...? Along the way he offers helpful advice (why you shouldn't cheer when your partner says, 'I'm not angry, I'm disappointed'), handy tips (ways to avoid becoming broody: get up every hour throughout the night and burn £200) and essential buys (see 'exercise equipment and other places to hang wet washing'). Whether you're hopelessly coupled or gratefully single, The A-Z of Living Together has all the answers you need. Because it's not just men who behave badly...
The A-Z of Wedding Wisdom
By Suzan St Maur
Planning and organising your wedding is quite a challenge, especially for today's busy brides and grooms. The good news is that many people have been there, done it and got the T-shirt Sharing their experience can save you a vast amount of time, money, energy and sanity when it comes to your own Big Day. In this book Suzan St Maur has gathered together many years' worth of wedding wisdom from wedding planners, wedding suppliers, and married folks themselves: experiences, expert advice, shortcuts, tips, and much more. No matter how complex your wedding is going to be, the advice you'll find in this book is priceless. In easy-to-read, easy-to-reference encyclopaedic style, Suzan covers all the usual - and the more unusual - issues you may have to deal with when planning your wedding. Here are just a few: Parents, step-parents, adoptive/birth parents * Brothers, sisters, step-siblings * Aunts, uncles, grandparents and other key relatives * The best man, chief bridesmaid and other bridal attendants * Speeches * Guest lists * Receptions * Table seating plans * Different religions * Different races/cultures * Gay and lesbian weddings * Finances and paying the bills.
A-Z Of Wedding Wisdom
By Suzan St Maur
Planning and organising your wedding is quite a challenge, especially for today's busy brides and grooms. The good news is that many people have been there, done it and got the T-shirt Sharing their experience can save you a vast amount of time, money, energy and sanity when it comes to your own Big Day. In this book Suzan St Maur has gathered together many years' worth of wedding wisdom from wedding planners, wedding suppliers, and married folks themselves: experiences, expert advice, shortcuts, tips, and much more. No matter how complex your wedding is going to be, the advice you'll find in this book is priceless. In easy-to-read, easy-to-reference encyclopaedic style, Suzan covers all the usual - and the more unusual - issues you may have to deal with when planning your wedding. Here are just a few: Parents, step-parents, adoptive/birth parents * Brothers, sisters, step-siblings * Aunts, uncles, grandparents and other key relatives * The best man, chief bridesmaid and other bridal attendants * Speeches * Guest lists * Receptions * Table seating plans * Different religions * Different races/cultures * Gay and lesbian weddings * Finances and paying the bills.Acknowledgements; About the Author; Introduction; Alcohol; Animals at Weddings; Best Man and Ushers; Bridal Showers; Bridesmaids, Flower Girls and Pages; Bride's Dress, Hair and Make-Up; Bridesmaids' Dresses; Cakes; Cars; Caterers; Children; Churches, Synagogues and Other Religious Venues; Civil Partnerships; Civil Weddings; Comfort Breaks; Confetti; Confetti, green; Decorations; Destination Weddings; Directions and Parking; Double Weddings; Dress Code; Elopement; Entertainment; Ex-Partners; Fathers; Finances and Budgeting; Flower Girls; Flowers; Food and Drink; Gifts and Gift Lists; Girlfriends, Bride's; Groom; Groom's Clothes; Guests; Hairstyles; Honeymoons; Horse-Drawn Vehicles; Inter-Faith Weddings; Invitations; Marquees; Mothers; Mothers-in-Law; Mothers' Outfits; Music; Names; Nerves and Stress; Outdoor Weddings; Pages; Parents and Step-Parents; Photography; Postponement or Cancellation; Pregnancy; Pre-Nuptial Agreements; Reception Lines; Register Offices; Rehearsals and Rehearsal Dinners; Relatives, Other; Rings; Seating Plans; Second Marriages; Siblings; Speeches; Stag and Hen Nights; Stationery; Superstitions; Ushers; Venues; Videography; Wedding Insurance; Wedding Lists; Wedding Planners; Wedding Websites and Weblogs; Who Pays What?; Zero Hour... Disaster Recovery Tips!; Bibliography; Index.
By Ted Dekker
A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the centre of it all. The story of Jesus in a way you have never experienced it.Step back in time to the year of our Lord, Anno Domini, 30.
By Ted Dekker
They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death. Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love and staggering victory-one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus's stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way.
AARP Meditations for Caregivers
By Barry J. Jacobs, Julia L. Mayer
Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.
The Abacus and the Cross
By Nancy Marie Brown
The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages,in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called The Scientist Pope," Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church. By turns a teacher, traitor, kingmaker, and visionary, Gerbert is the first Christian known to teach math using the nine Arabic numerals and zero. In The Abacus and the Cross , Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe. A fascinating narrative of one remarkable math teacher, The Abacus and the Cross will captivate readers of history, science, and religion alike.
By James S. A. Corey
NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL SERIESAbaddon's Gate is the third book in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series. For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.The Expanse series has sold over two million copies worldwide and is now a major television series.The Expanse series: Leviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis RisingPraise for the Expanse: 'The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire' NPR Books'As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form' io9.com'Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights' wired.com'High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce' Library Journal'This is the future the way it's supposed to be' Wall Street Journal'Tense and thrilling' SciFiNow
By Karl French
In April 1974, 500 million television viewers across Europe witnessed the bizarrely thrilling sight of four garishly-dressed unknowns from Sweden storm their way to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was 'Waterloo'. Abba had arrived.Over the next three decades, the band moved on through an almost unbroken succession of hit albums and singles. Abba have sold some 400 million records around the world, and their songs inspired a musical which since opening in October 2001 has been seen by more than 10 million people. In Abba: Unplugged, Karl French, a journalist and author specialising in popular culture, brings his inimitable wry perception to bear on the band's whole story. Born in Sweden, and raised in England, he comes to the subject as someone with first-hand knowledge of the very particular social and political climate from which Abba emerged. He has been a fan - although not necessarily an uncritical one - for three decades.
By Chris Culver
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SENSATIONAddictive, thrilling, exhilarating...You won't be able to put it down.Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. That's until his niece's body is found in the property of one of the city's wealthiest citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer. But the longer he searches, the darker the case gets - and if he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury...Discover for yourself the US crime novel that became a word of mouth phenomenon. The Abbey is the beginning of a major new series, featuring one of the most fascinating detectives in the history of crime fiction.
ABC, Now You See Me
By Kim Siebold, Kim Siebold
Kids learning to read can't resist these interactive flaps and adorable illustrations. Cute and friendly animals are placed next to colourfully illustrated lettered flaps. This graspable padded-cover book will encourage kids to lift-the-flaps and learn their ABC's by associating letters with words. A is for Alligator, B is for Bunny. . .the fun and learning never stops with these delightful animal buddies!
The ABCs of Handwriting Analysis
By Claude Santoy, Ph.D.
The ABCs of Handwriting Analysis is an indispensable tool for anyone hoping to peer behind the letters on a page,professionals responsible for hiring and managing other employees, and hobbyists looking to uncover the truths we reveal through our writing. It demonstrates proven techniques for deconstructing hand-lettering to determine an individual's inner workings,revealing mental aptitudes and emotional characteristics, odd or unusual personality traits, sense of humour, sexual motivation, and many other qualities,all through the critical analysis of the slant, pressure, size, and shape of one's scripted letters. Claude Santoy's step-by-step instruction on the most practical and up-to-date methods of handwriting evaluation includes psychological interpretation of drawings and doodles, methods of determining mental health from handwriting, workbook examples to help readers master the system, and a helpful glossary of terminology. Packed with useful information, The ABCs of Handwriting Analysis is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in uncovering the secrets hidden within handwriting.
The ABCs of Christmas
By Jill Howarth, Jill Howarth
LEARN the ALPHABET and DECK the HALLS!Spread the joy of Christmas with this sparkly board book that features clever word associations and delightfully festive illustrations.
ABCs Of Christianity
By Terdema Ussery
Yes, this is Grandma's religion. The underpinnings are the same rock solid concepts taught for 2,000 years. But this book is what texting is to ancient scrolls with each concept presented in concise, almost outline, form. Every doctrine is further referenced by Scripture, allowing readers to use the Bible translation of their choice-whether it be a leather-bound King James Version on onion-skin paper, a Biblical translation app, (on phone or tablet), or favorite spirituality Internet site. Stripped of anecdotes, wordsmithing, and other mechanics used to communicate biblical truth, this handbook is meant to serve all who wish to live in the now and experience the gift of actively knowing God.
The ABCs of Human Behavior
By Niklas Törneke
When cognitive behavior therapy emerged in the 1950s, driven by the work of Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, basic behavior principles were largely sidelined in clinical psychology curricula. Issues in cognition became the focus of case conceptualization and intervention planning for most therapists. But as the new third-wave behavior therapies begin to address weaknesses in the traditional cognitive behavioral models-principally the modest effectiveness of thought stopping and cognitive restructuring techniques-basic behavior principles are once again attracting the interest of front-line clinicians. Many of today's clinicians, though, received their training during the years in which classical behaviorism was not a major part of clinical education. In order to make the best use of the new contextual behaviorism, they need to revisit basic behavioral principles from a practical angle. This book addresses this need. The ABCs of Human Behavior offers practicing clinicians a pithy and practical introduction to the basics of modern behavioral psychology. The book focuses both on the classical principles of learning as well as more recent developments that explain language and cognition in behavioral and contextual terms. These principles are not just discussed in the abstract-rather the book shows how the principles of learning apply in the clinical context. Practical and easy to read, the book walks clinicians through both common sense and clinical examples that help them learn to use behavioral principles to observe, explain, and influence behavior in a therapeutic setting.
By Mark Gimenez
When hotshot lawyer Elizabeth Brice turns up to collect her daughter Grace from football practice, the coach tells her she needn't have bothered, as Grace's uncle has already picked her up.The only problem is - Grace has no uncles.And so begins a furious race against time to save Grace from unknown kidnappers. Grace's internet geek father John leads the search, forced to unite with his terrifying wife and even more terrifying father Ben, a battle-hardened Vietnam veteran. Somehow they must find Grace before it is too late. But secrets from the past make the little girl's survival more uncertain with every passing minute...A riveting, action-packed thriller, The Abduction will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.
By Dan Simmons
June 1924. On the brutal North East Ridge of Mount Everest, famous adventurers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanish into the snow-whipped night. Daredevil explorer Richard Deacon devises a plan to follow in the men's footsteps, accompanied only by two friends. Off piste and with no support team, the three men strike for Everest's peak and the most vicious climate on earth. As the winds rise and the temperature and oxygen levels drop, Deacon and his companions hear howls in the distance. Some dark creature is tracking them up the mountain, sending them scrabbling blindly into Everest's dangerous heights to escape it.Soon they will discover what happened to Mallory's crew - but can they escape the same hideous fate?A gripping thriller by a master of the genre, The Abominable blends historical fact with spine-tingling drama - this is one of the most chilling and unforgettable novels you will ever read.