Girl Stories

Author: Lauren Weinstein
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805078633
Size: 12,21 MB
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A full-length graphic novel documents one girl's journey through adolescence, where she deals with embarassing parents, bullies, best friends, boyfriends, breakups, and trying to fit in.

Combined Estrogen Progestogen Contraceptives And Combined Estrogen Progestogen Menopausal Therapy

Author: IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Editor: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9283212916
Size: 12,87 MB
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Oral contraceptives for family planning worldwide have revolutionised the reproductive lives of millions of women since their introduction in the 1960s. Later on, a variety of side-effects including cardiovascular diseases was recognised. In response to these concerns, new generations of combined oral contraceptives were developed that featured lower dose of estrogen and newer, more potent progestogens. The effectiveness and ease of use of combined hormonal contraceptives suggest that they will continue to be used to a significant extent in the future. This ninety-first volume of IARC Monographs contains evaluations of the carcinogenic hazard to humans of combined estrogen-progestogen contraceptives and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy. The hormonal drugs reviewed in this volume involve co-administration of an estrogen and a progestogen. Studies that did not provide information on the use of combined estrogen-progestogen agents are not reviewed. It should also be noted that this volume reviews only studies that are publicly available and therefore does not include pharmaceutical test results that are not in the public domain. The evaluations developed in this volume identify specific forms of cancer for which the risk is increased or decreased by combined estrogen-progestogen contraceptives and provide information that will help address the health concerns and well-being of hundred of millions of women worldwide.

City Of Angel

Author: Nancy Holder
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671041444
Size: 17,11 MB
Format: PDF
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Angel, a vampire, leaves his old life behind and moves to Los Angeles, and encounters two unlikely allies, a half-demon and an ex-May Queen.

The Goddess Of War

Author: Lauren R. Weinstein
Editor: Picture Box Incorporated
ISBN: 9780978972295
Size: 19,34 MB
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This follow-up to Lauren Weinstein's critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel, Girl Stories, traces the life of a celebrated Valkyrie, great-granddaughter of Thor, from her earliest days to her present position as Goddess of War--bored, finally, of determining the outcome of all the Earth's conflicts. Produced in a deluxe, oversized format and featuring both pen-and-ink drawings and etchings, this story is actually Volume One of the continuing adventures of Valkyrie, and it follows the Goddess, who is based on the character that Weinstein plays in her rock band, Flaming Fire, from her isolated planet of vampires, wolves and volcanoes, all the way to our Earth, where she abandons her post and takes up with her lover, the Apache Chief. Vengeance ensues. A favorite with librarians and graphic novel buyers, Weinstein has been included in a variety of important collections, including The Anthology of Graphic Fictionand The Best American Comics.

Integrated Silicon Optoelectronics

Author: Horst Zimmermann
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3642015212
Size: 10,94 MB
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Integrated Silicon Optoelectronics synthesizes topics from optoelectronics and microelectronics. The book concentrates on silicon as the major base of modern semiconductor devices and circuits. Starting from the basics of optical emission and absorption, as well as from the device physics of photodetectors, the aspects of the integration of photodetectors in modern bipolar, CMOS, and BiCMOS technologies are discussed. Detailed descriptions of fabrication technologies and applications of optoelectronic integrated circuits are included. The book, furthermore, contains a review of the newest state of research on eagerly anticipated silicon light emitters. In order to cover the topics comprehensively, also included are integrated waveguides, gratings, and optoelectronic power devices. Numerous elaborate illustrations facilitate and enhance comprehension. This extended edition will be of value to engineers, physicists, and scientists in industry and at universities. The book is also recommended to graduate students specializing on microelectronics or optoelectronics.

Antaeus

Author: Borden Deal
Editor: Amer Education Pub
ISBN: 9780886825799
Size: 17,11 MB
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A farm boy from Alabama moves to a northern city during wartime and convinces the neighborhood boys to create a garden on the roof of the adjacent factory.

Kuth Ranieri Architects

Author: Byron Kuth
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568988658
Size: 15,80 MB
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In its work, Kuth/Ranieri Architects amplifies the craft of each design. With materials like the translucent glass used to sequence a view from Russian Hill, the constellation of domes used to manipulate sound at an AIDS memorial, and the 800 pounds of synthetic felt and 1,000 C-clamps used to create the Fabrications installation at SFMOMA, the firm brings subtlety and innovation to every project. The latest in our New Voices in Architecture series, Kuth/Ranieri Architects features several built works, including Nob Hill Residence, Park Presidio Residence, Russian Hill Penthouse, William Wurster Renovation, Hillsborough Residence, LEF Foundation Offices / Gallery, Guesthouse / Gallery, and Lodi Bunkhouse. The book also features several projects, including Calistoga House, Malama Learning Village, Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio, AIDS Memorial Grove, Harvey Milk Memorial Car, Climate Clock, Martyrs' Square, Mission Bay, and Folding Water. Texts by Ila Berman, Mitchell Schwarzer, Rodolphe el-Khoury, and Aaron Betsky discuss issues of modernism, fetish, and meaning.

Great Again

Author: Donald J. Trump
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501137980
Size: 16,86 MB
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In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them? It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people. I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries. It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home. This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said.

Blue

Author: Kazuichi Hanawa
Editor: Ponent Mom S L
ISBN:
Size: 11,14 MB
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School is coming to a close an all-girl lycee in coastal Japan. Kayako Kirishima has only a short time before she will undoubtedly go to college in Tokyo. But she is timid and unsure of herself. Masami Endo has been made a social outcast for having an abortion. She is generally outgoing and experienced in life. They meet in class and become good friends but, as the relationship proceeds, Kirishima falls in love with her friend and matters become more personal. During recess, Endo disappears and Kirishima discovers several untruths about her paramour. A cold reception on her return prompts Endo to tell her friend the entire truth - and that often hurts. Nananan reaches inside feminine sexuality and, with clear outline and confused feelings, she explores these intimate torments proving you can make a Blue manga from black and white.

Meditation For The Love Of It

Author: Sally Kempton
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604073292
Size: 19,29 MB
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Meditation is like a love affair with your innermost self. At times it can be ecstatic and entrancing, other times simple and still—and sometimes you might not even feel its profound effects until later. Now with Meditation for the Love of It, Sally Kempton shares practical secrets to help us turn meditation into an unconditional embrace of the fullness of our experience—on and off the meditation cushion. With the gentle wisdom and compassion of one who understands the nuances of practice, she opens us to the joy of exploring the deep and mysterious inner landscape of the heart, mind, and body. Drawing on her 40 years as a teacher and a fellow meditator, Sally teaches us how we can connect to our inner longings and creative “shakti” energy to allow the transformative gifts and blessings of meditation to unfold. With playfulness and devotion—two key attitudes in sustaining a daily practice—she shares indispensable guidance for this voyage of self-discovery, including: How to tune in to your own “meditation channel,” a bandwidth of tranquillity, energy, and joy Why you don’t need a quiet mind to meditate How the force known as Kundalini can fuel your practice Connecting to your ever-present Inner Beloved to let go of conditioned ideas about yourself and make space for the True Self to come forth Ripening your practice beyond technique into the “sweet mysterious expanse of spontaneous meditation” More than 20 practices for bringing the peace and insight of meditation into your daily life “Remember: what you seek in meditation is your own Beloved, your own inner intelligence, your own Awareness, and your own Truth,” teaches Sally. Meditation for the Love of It points us back to our own intimate heart of hearts, our own deepest experience, and the bliss of existence itself. Contents Introduction: Awakening to Meditation Chapter One: The Lure of Meditation Chapter Two: How Do We Experience the Inner Self? Chapter Three: Preparing for Practice Chapter Four: Choosing the Right Doorway Chapter Five: Moving Inward: The Practice of Oneness Chapter Six: Working with the Mind, Part I: Navigating the Thought-Stream Chapter Seven: Working with the Mind, Part II: Liberating Your Thoughts Chapter Eight: Letting the Shakti Land Chapter Nine: Where Do You Find Yourself? A Road Map to the Meditation Journey Chapter Ten: Coming Out of Meditation: Contemplation, Recollection, and Journal Writing Chapter Eleven: The Daily Life of a Meditator: Holding Inner Attention Chapter Twelve: The Three-Week Breakthrough Program Chapter Thirteen: The Process of Ripening Epilogue: Let the Inner Dance Unfold Praise “This is the classic wisdom of the East, cast in a very personal and accessible form. It is authoritative and inspiring and will make you want to meditate for the highest reasons and in the most effective ways.” —Andrew Weil, MD, author of Spontaneous Healing and Meditation for Optimum Health “A thoughtful, intuitive, and uncommonly well-written book, which can only be welcomed be all who follow the way of meditation.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard “Sally Kempton is one of the great realized teachers on the meditation path, whose Integral understanding of life merges seamlessly with her mastery of meditation. She is a guide for our time.” —Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything “Love this book! I’m grateful to Sally for this how-to guide to the soul and am excited to deepen my own experience of meditation through her inspiration and guidance.” —Seane Corne, international yoga teacher and activist, cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World