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By Marit Weisenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1632896427
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a supernatural twist that will appeal to fans of Ally Condie (Matched) and Kiera Cass (The Selection). Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. The daughter of a billionaire investor in Austin, Texas, it looks like Julia has it all. But there's something rotten beneath the surface‒dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of highly evolved people who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she's banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. Julia's goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him‒John Ford. He’s popular, quiet, intense, and strangely compelling. Then Julia discovers she can read his mind and her world expands. Their forbidden love is powerful enough to break the conditioning that has kept Julia in the cold grip of her manipulative father. For the first time, Julia develops a sense of self and questions her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide how she will define herself—and whom she will betray. “. . . a mighty twist at the end to look forward to.” –Kirkus Reviews “. . . the perfect combination between sci-fi and YA literature.” – A reviewer at NetGalley “. . . unique, fast-paced, intriguing and interesting.” –A reviewer at NetGalley “I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Twilight series and paranormal romance.” –A reviewer at NetGalley “Brilliant plot.” –A reviewer at NetGalley

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Some are born notorious. Others have notoriety thrust upon them. Few realize that their morning mouthwash bears the name of a life- saving British baron or that their sugary graham crackers would be abhorred by the health-food fanatic who concocted the flavorless original recipe. Throughout history, the proper names of figures both noble and notorious have slipped into the common and uncommon corners of our vocabulary. Tawdry Knickers and Other Unfortunate Ways to Be Remembered details the lamentable lives and legacies of history's most infamous namesakes and the words they inspired: *Henry Shrapnel died of natural causes, despite having invented the shells whose shattering fragments would rain hellfire on soldiers from the Battle of Waterloo through the Vietnam War. *Poor virgin St. Audrey suffered from a bulging neck tumor and the unwanted advances of an unsympathetic husband, but never lived to hear crass vendors eventually hawk her "tawdry" lace. *If New York blueblood Harmen Knickerbocker isn't rolling over in his grave, his nineteenth-century drawers are at least in a twist over having his venerable family name associated with underwear. *Barbara Handler has never been happy about providing the name for the original Barbie, to say nothing of her doll's plastic relationship with Ken-named for her real-life brother. *In contrast to these, dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel avoided the inevitable "merchant of death" epitaph awaiting him by using his enormous explosives fortune to establish the Nobel Prize Foundation. Want to know where your words come from? The surprising, humorous, and often ironic stories behind ninety notable eponyms will take you on an undercover tour of the etymological sausage factory.

Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes

By Alan J. Barrett,Neil D. Rawlings,J. Fred Woessner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0123822203
  • Total of Pages : 4094
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-proteolytic-enzymes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third edition of the Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes is a comprehensive reference work for the enzymes that cleave proteins and peptides, written by acknowledged experts in the field and containing over 850 chapters. Each chapter is organized into sections describing the name and history, activity and specificity, structural chemistry, preparation, biological aspects, and distinguishing features for a specific peptidase. There are also introductory chapters on peptidase classification and mechanisms and a comprehensive index. For the first time, the Handbook is also available online via Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform as well as a three-volume book. The online version has enhanced options, including online multimedia, cross-referencing capabilities, integrated online delivery and closer integration with the online MEROPS database of peptidases and their inhibitors. This reference work is a must-have for biochemists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists and students in these disciplines, and will be of great interest to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Contains over 830 chapters Covers new research in therapeutics and drug trials Supplies content written by experts in the field

Genealogies in the Library of Congress

By Library of Congress
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  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Book Code : 9780806316673
  • Total of Pages : 870
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: genealogies-in-the-library-of-congress.pdf

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Read and download full book Genealogies in the Library of Congress

Hot Westmoreland Nights

By Brenda Jackson
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  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Book Code : 9781426849954
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: hot-westmoreland-nights.pdf

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He knew better than to lust after the hired help. But Ramsey Westmoreland's new cook was just so delectable…it was enough to make the Denver rancher rethink his rules. When temptation got the best of him, he discovered Chloe Burton was just as hot in the bedroom as she was in the kitchen. Though their affair was growing steamier by the minute, Ramsey couldn't help but question Chloe's true motives. And when he discovered her ultimate betrayal, he was set to satisfy himself with cold showers. Until he realized his fatal mistake: never underestimate the power of the human heart, especially a Westmoreland's.

Baker Towers

By Jennifer Haigh
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061738662
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: baker-towers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens -- and the five children of the Novak family -- the 1940s will be a decade of excitement, tragedy, and stunning change. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America's industrial past, and to the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. It is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.

Sovereigns of the Collapse Book 3: The Church of Nuclear Science

By Malcolm J Wardlaw
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  • Publisher : Malcolm J Wardlaw
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: sovereigns-of-the-collapse-book-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Not all that glitters is gold. Sometimes it’s a nuclear trap. The most forceful individuals will not be cowed by the Republic of the New Nation. Donald aims to defeat the fanatics of the National Party. Lawrence has sworn to destroy the Value System of Nightminster. Sarah-Kelly is determined to expose the crimes of the glory trusts. All three walk straight into a trap laid by the great sovereign Tom Krossington. After which everyone—including Tom Krossington—has to find new ways of staying alive. Despite their mutual loathing, Donald and Lawrence embark on a long and dangerous winter journey hoping to gain asylum with the Church of Nuclear Science. On the way, they discover not all that glitters is gold. Meanwhile, Sarah-Kelly’s Atrocity Commission is reaching farther and farther from London. The Church of Nuclear Science is the third book of the Sovereigns of the Collapse dystopian thriller series.

The Magic Ring of Brodgar

By Katelyn Emilia Novak
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665713518
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: the-magic-ring-of-brodgar.pdf

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Young and successful Megan McKenzie’s life is turned upside down when she goes to the north of Scotland to claim her inheritance of an ancestral castle. There, she meets her Scottish family—a powerful clan that plunges her into the history of the mystical traditions and beliefs of their land. Unexpectedly, Megan finds loyal friends and worst enemies and falls in love with a handsome and mysterious highlander, Derek. Uncertainty and doubt torment Megan as she struggles to choose between a quiet and comfortable life in London and a life of danger with Derek in Scotland. For Megan, who is afraid of the dark and everything inexplicable, her lover’s terrible secret comes as a blow, plunging her into a world of fear. How much will she have to pay to discern friend from foe, and can she stay true to herself while walking this dark path? Megan and Derek must traverse their way through the labyrinths of fate to find an answer.

MPPSC Solved Papers (2003–2020)

By Anand Tripathi
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 9390389933
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 565
  • Pdf File: mppsc-solved-papers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Book MPPSC Solved Papers (2003 2020 Year Wise MPSC Exam), 2022 consists of past [solved papers, covering the years 2003- 2020. The complete chapter-wise distribution of questions for all subjects is provided in the Table of Content. Each chapter of this book gives topic-wise previous years solved papers

International Handbook of Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices

By J. John Loughran,Mary Lynn Hamilton,Vicki Kubler LaBoskey,Tom L. Russell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1402065450
  • Total of Pages : 1541
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 138
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Book Short Summary:

The International Handbook on Self-study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices is of interest to teacher educators, teacher researchers and practitioner researchers. This volume: -offers an encyclopaedic review of the field of self-study; -examines in detail self-study in a range of teaching and teacher education contexts; -outlines a full understanding of the nature and development of self-study; -explores the development of a professional knowledge base for teaching through self-study; -purposefully represents self-study through research and practice; -illustrates examples of self-study in teaching and teacher education.

Me and the Big Bang

By Dr. Richey Novak
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450234135
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: me-and-the-big-bang.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Like medieval mystics wanting to understand and even merge with God, many people today want to comprehend their relationship to the universe, but also feel comfortable in it. Finding ones place in the vastness of time and space is a daunting task for which searchers need all the help they can get. In Me and the Big Bang, Richey Novak shares reflections from his own quest to find the meaning and purpose of life while exploring the often complicated man-universe relationship. Novak uses insights from the worlds of science, anthropology, and psychology to outline the unfolding of the universe from the moment of origin down a long evolutionary path that ultimately culminated, for him, in individual consciousness and self-awareness. Tracing a path from the Big Bang theory to the evolution of man to myths and religions, Novak provides answers to the common questions that virtually all humans have at one time or another. Me and the Big Bang an intimate, honest exploration of the process of coming into being and living a rich, full life that will help anyone ready to embark on their own journey to the truth.