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Honeymoon in Tehran

By Azadeh Moaveni
  • ISBN Code: : 1588367770
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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BONUS: This edition contains a Honeymoon in Tehran discussion guide. Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pronouncements. And then the unexpected happens: Azadeh falls in love with a young Iranian man and decides to get married and start a family in Tehran. Suddenly, she finds herself navigating an altogether different side of Iranian life. As women are arrested for “immodest dress” and the authorities unleash a campaign of intimidation against journalists, Azadeh is forced to make the hard decision that her family’s future lies outside Iran. Powerful and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing story of a young woman’s tenuous life in a country she thought she could change.

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Bamboo is an ordinary plant with extraordinary properties. With its high growth rate and self-renewing ability, bamboo’s sustainability is unparalleled. Bamboo is an important resource for a healthy planet, and its shoots hold manifold nutritional benefits. Based on 18 years of research, Bamboo Shoot: Superfood for Nutrition, Health and Medicine details health-promoting bioactive compounds found in bamboo and offers practical guidance on how this vegetable, bamboo shoot, is used for food fortification. Already a delicacy in many Asian countries, bamboo shoots aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Exploring the tradition and culture of bamboo in Asian countries, this book also provides information on the science behind the nutritional value of bamboo shoots. Written by individuals with expertise in bamboo shoot nutrition and fully illustrated in colour, this book reveals the antioxidant activity of bamboo shoots and discusses the potential for bamboo to be used as an ingredient in functional foods and nutraceuticals. This highly practical book discusses processing and packaging of shoots for long term storage and using bamboo in the development of novel food products. Features: Elucidates the nutrients and phytochemicals in over 30 bamboo species and includes a glossary of scientific names Highlights the nutraceutical and antioxidant properties of bamboo Describes novel healthy food products fortified with bamboo shoots and provides food recipes using bamboo Explains how bamboo can help countries achieve their sustainable development goals, from poverty reduction, food security, improved nutrition and prevention of diseases to climate change mitigation and inclusive green economic development Aimed at professionals in the nutrition and food processing industry, this book appeals to those with an interest in incorporating bamboo into a healthier lifestyle. Endorsements This is a unique book interestingly crafted to highlight the important nutritional, health and medicinal aspects of Bamboo, an area that is greatly underexplored. It will bring awareness that bamboo shoots are a low calorie, high fibre nutritious vegetable packed with vitamins and minerals. - Prof. Cherla Sastry, Founding Director General INBAR and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Canada This book brings a series of answers to all questions related to bamboo as a superfood [and will] enlighten readers how to transform bamboo shoots using either traditional or modern techniques, how to package them and how to use them as a functional and nutraceutical food. It also provides a series of cooking recipes for healthy eating while we enjoy our food. - Ximena Londoño, Founder, A Bamboo and Guadua Paradise, Colombia

Resilience

By Eric Greitens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0544323998
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: resilience.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A masterpiece of warrior wisdom: how to be resilient, how to overcome obstacles not by "positive thinking" or self-esteem, but by positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other. “Eric Greitens provides a brilliant and brave course of action to help navigate life’s roughest waters.”—Admiral Mike Mullen, seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. Eric’s letters — drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers — are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Greitens shows how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more. Resilience is an inspiring meditation for the warrior in each of us. “This book is a gift not only to Greitens’s comrades-in-arms, but to readers everywhere.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Bamboo

By David Namerow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462802885
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: bamboo.pdf

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When Paul Stein a sailor stationed at Subic Bay in the early 60´s marries Maria, a bargirl, without getting Navy permission he begins an exotic odyssey which threatens to destroy his identity. To survive he must discover his place in a culture where the storms of social change are as threatening as the typhoons that sweep this archipelago. Like bamboo, which bends to the wind, his resilience is tested again and again by the character and soul of the people who intersect his path: The loyalty and brotherhood of Billy and Malo his two Filipino crewmen on the charter fishing boat Paul runs for the Navy threatens to sweep him and Maria into a life as fugitives. Jesse, the smuggler, whose deadly secret almost costs Paul his life, is engulfed by the turbulence of rebellion. The assassination of Mayor Johnny Santos ensnares Paul in a whirlwind of barrio intrigue and political retribution as Mario, the slick intellectual and cool manipulator saves him from interrogation and torture. Ellie, the jungle pygmy, an unlikely soul mate, desperately tries to save his tribal culture, yet loses the one thing he cherishes most. Lane, the filmmaker, offers Paul a new career and Maria an escape from Manila´s cocktail and gossip circuit so she can nurture a safe haven in the rushing tide of Paul´s life. But safe havens are few in the islands´ brewing political tempest, and on the eve before martial law is declared Paul is unaware of the fateful decision Maria has made which may cast him adrift.

Shattered Skies

By Alice Henderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rebel Base Books
  • Book Code : 1635730481
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: shattered-skies.pdf

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An Earth ravaged by an environmental catastrophe now faces its greatest threat—from space. And only the woman known as H124 can harness a lost technology to save it from absolute destruction. The Skyfire Saga As a deadly asteroid careens towards Earth, H124 and her Badlander companions race against time to piece together the ancient ruins of a spaceship that can intercept it. But this is not their only mission. In case their plan is not successful, they must warn the residents of Delta City of the impending impact, giving them a chance to seek shelter. Aligned against a power-hungry media empire that feeds off an apathetic and unsuspecting populace, H124 knows that knowledge is her greatest weapon. And as news of the incoming asteroid spreads, the citizens begin to turn away from those who have kept them shackled in ignorance. Backed into a corner, Earth’s corrupt rulers will do anything to stop H124, even if it means sacrificing the planet itself . . .

Heteroptera of Economic Importance

By Carl W. Schaefer,Antonio Ricardo Panizzi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1420041851
  • Total of Pages : 856
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: heteroptera-of-economic-importance.pdf

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Heteropterans regularly cause a wide variety and large number of problems for humans - at times on a catastrophic scale. The 37,000 described species of this suborder including many pests, disease transmitters, and nuisances exist worldwide, inflicting damage on crops, forests, orchards, and human life. Inspired by the widespread economic impact of

Painting Chinese

By Herbert Kohl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1608196526
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: painting-chinese.pdf

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As Herbert Kohl approached seventy, he realized the image he had of himself (energetic man in midlife) was not in keeping with how he was viewed by others (wise grandfather figure). To counter the realization that he was growing old, Kohl, a staunch believer in lifelong learning, set out to try something new. While on a walk, he happened upon a painting studio and on a lark signed up for a beginning class. When Kohl arrived for his first lesson, he was surprised to see the students were Chinese children between the ages of four and seven. Now, after three years of study, Kohl tells us what he learned from them. He shares the joys of trying to stay as fresh and unafraid as his young classmates and the wisdom he unexpectedly discovers in the formal tenets of Chinese landscape painting. As he advances into classes with older students, he reflects on how this experience allows him to accept and find comfort in aging. For anyone who feels stuck in the wearying repetition of everyday life, Kohl's adventures will clearly illustrate that you can never be too old to grow from new experiences.

The Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

By David Borgenicht,Joshua Piven,Ben H. Winters
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452121230
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: the-ultimate-worst-case-scenario-survival-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four hundred scenarios from all of the bestselling books in the series—with dozens of new entries—from being kicked by a zebra to breakup texts. With over 10 million copies sold worldwide, the Worst-Case Scenario series has been preparing readers for dangers of all kinds for more than a decade. This handsome compendium is truly the ultimate guide for handling life’s inevitable Worst-Case Scenarios, collecting—for the first time—hundreds of the best and most crucial scenarios from across the entire 26-book series, along with dozens of all new and expanded scenarios, charts, and expert tips. Topical, tabloid-style pages explore more than 100 subjects, from storms to stampedes to technology failures and beyond, with special sections highlighting critical information on starting fires, animal encounters, emergency signals, “Can I eat that?” questions, and more. Packed with expert advice and sturdy enough to stop a tiger bite, this gifty tome will keep longtime fans and new initiates safe and entertained in equal measure. Praise for the Worst-Case Scenario Survival series “What this book lacks in spiritual enlightenment, it more than makes up for with the practical advice you thought you’d never need. Yet it’s only when you read about how to deliver a baby in the back of a taxi, surviving quicksand and mastering awkward lift silences that you realize just how handy a book like this could come in. Some day.” —The Irish Times “There is something for everyone. It has a wide range of scenarios from dangerous to just downright irritating . . . It is fun, witty, entertaining and you learn something along the way too.” —Quill Quotes

Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture

By Farrin Chwalkowski
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443857289
  • Total of Pages : 620
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: symbols-in-arts-religion-and-culture.pdf

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We are a product of nature. Every single cell of our body is made of, and depends, on nature. Our inner soul is heavily influenced by nature. We feel sad if the sun is not shining for a few days, and feel pleasure when drawn to the wonder of flowers and uplifted by the song of birds. We came from nature; we are part of nature. In short, we are nature. Nature has been an intimate part of the human experience from the earliest times. Different religions and cultures, from all corners of the world, have honoured and worshipped nature in art, ritual and literature in their own unique ways. This book shows how we learn about our own human nature, our own sense of identity and how we fit into the larger scheme of life and spirit when we come to better understand how our human ancestors, through art, symbol and myth, expressed their relationship with the natural world.

The Return of the Cooperstown Caboose

By Ramon Cassinari
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450080154
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: the-return-of-the-cooperstown-caboose.pdf

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Theyre back! Smashing the Dimension boundaries again! Hot summer vacation explodes with ultimate awesome adventures as Dakota, Matt, Lori, Jess and Cowboy return back to Dimension Zero. In this next chapter of the fantastic Cooperstown Caboose Trilogy, Dakota makes a return trip. His scheme: Embark on a mission to find the secret treasure of the Cardorzins. Hidden in a world of monsters and supernatural oddities are riches of gold, the likes of which the world has never seen or known. Enter the evil land of Cycloptica, ruled by a mystic lion, where every living creature has only one eye and is guarded by a giant Cyclops. Their trip is cut short when they learn that the entire evil land of Gathk will be destroyed and that they must return back to our dimension. Their friend, the incredible Professor Hinstein, comes to the rescue again. The kids go on a quest to obtain more Uranium for the Professor to construct atomic transporters for the return trip. The most unthinkable happens: Lost, the kids find themselves in The Pit of Ghosts, the entrance into a hellish spirit world. Extreme terrifying adventures await the reader when they get a peek inside the most evil place in the universe! Do the kids escape unscathed? Will they be up for the ultimate challenge? Can Cowboy continue his struggle to crack the Megalith code? Its the ultimate race now as the kids try and beat the doomsday clock and help save the world from the impending destruction that began back in year 2012! Do they all return home or is one of them lost forever? The ultimate summer vacation continues to heat up as Dimension Zero awaits the Return of the Cooperstown Caboose.

Laugh with the Moon

By Shana Burg
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375985689
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: laugh-with-the-moon.pdf

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Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four days without phone reception. Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but Clare. Clare feels like a fish out of water at Mzanga Full Primary School, where she must learn a new language. Soon, though, she becomes immersed in her new surroundings and impressed with her fellow students, who are crowded into a tiny space, working on the floor among roosters and centipedes. When Clare’s new friends take her on an outing to see the country, the trip goes horribly wrong, and Clare must face another heartbreak head-on. Only an orphan named Memory, who knows about love and loss, can teach Clare how to laugh with the moon. Told from an American girl’s perspective, this story about how death teaches us to live and how love endures through our memories will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Favorite Scary Stories of American Children

By Richard Young,Judy Dockrey Young
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874835632
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: favorite-scary-stories-of-american-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection, selected by children as their favorites, of twenty-three spooky tales from a variety of ethnic traditions.