Like A Garden

Author: Sara Covin Juengst
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664256340
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In this book, Sara Covin Juengst explores the use of garden as metaphor in the Bible. Various garden metaphors convey images of God's providential care, our responsibility to steward the earth, the discipline of the Christian life, what it means to bear fruit, and the harvest waiting for us in the "new heaven and earth". She also discusses ancient gardening routines to shed light on the significance of the symbolism in biblical passages.

The Gift

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061943908
Size: 10,66 MB
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The Gift is a magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories. The story of Lou Suffern, a successful executive frustrated by the fact that he spends more time in the office than with his doting wife and two young children, The Gift is “a tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale....[the] perfect treat for the holidays.” (Sara Gruen)

Charged Particles In Oncology

Author: Marco Durante
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 288945391X
Size: 17,45 MB
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High-energy charged particles represent a cutting-edge technique in radiation oncology. Protons and carbon ions are used in several centers all over the world for the treatment of different solid tumors. Typical indications are ocular malignancies, tumors of the base of the skull, hepatocellular carcinomas and various sarcomas. The physical characteristics of the charged particles (Bragg peak) allow sparing of much more normal tissues than it is possible using conventional X-rays, and for this reason all pediatric tumors are considered eligible for protontherapy. Ions heavier than protons also display special radiobiological characteristics, which make them effective against radioresistant and hypoxic tumors. On the other hand, protons and ions with high charge (Z) and energy (HZE particles) represent a major risk for human space exploration. The main late effect of radiation exposure is cancer induction, and at the moment the dose limits for astronauts are based on cancer mortality risk. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) measured the dose on the route to Mars and on the planet’s surface, suggesting that a human exploration missions will exceed the radiation risk limits. Notwithstanding many studies on carcinogenesis induced by protons and heavy ions, the risk uncertainty remains very high. In this research topic we aim at gathering the experiences and opinions of scientists dealing with high-energy charged particles either for cancer treatment or for space radiation protection. Clinical results with protons and heavy ions, as well as research in medical physics and pre-clinical radiobiology are reported. In addition, ground-based and spaceflight studies on the effects of space radiation are included in this book. Particularly relevant for space studies are the clinical results on normal tissue complications and second cancers. The eBook nicely demonstrates that particle therapy in oncology and protection of astronauts from space radiation share many common topics, and can learn from each other.

The Fallacious Confession

Author: P.S. Garbol
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453516069
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Doesn’t radical Islamic terrorism deserve a worthy Christian opponent? What will a Russian call-girl demand from the director of the Topkapi Museum as compensation for a night of ultimate pleasure? Is her lucrative fee the control of a sacrilegious ancient document, or something infinitely more sinister? Can two retired WW II veterans retain their cool and spoil her devilish plans or will they succumb to her treacherous charms and become the latest innocent tourist casualties of the war on terror? If an interest in similar questions exists or if a trip to Istanbul is contemplated in the near future, this book serves well both as a travel guide and as a warning of what might happen to a tourist in the City of the World’s Desires. P. S. Garbol

The Cartographer Of No Man S Land A Novel

Author: P.S. Duffy
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871407604
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The lauded masterpiece about a family divided by World War I, hailed as “brilliant . . . altogether a remarkable debut” (Simon Mawer, author of The Glass Room). From a village in Nova Scotia to the trenches of France, P. S. Duffy’s astonishing debut showcases a rare talent emerging in midlife. When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a town torn by grief. Selected as both a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and one of the American Bookseller Association’s Debut Dozen, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed by it, both on the battlefield and at home.

The Athenaeum

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P S Your Cat Is Dead

Author: James Kirkwood
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429976357
Size: 12,58 MB
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It's New Year's Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you've been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you've lost your job...and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you've got tied up in the kitchen... P.S. your cat is dead. An instant classic upon its initial publication, P.S. Your Cat is Dead received widespread critical acclaim and near fanatical reader devotion. The stage version of the novel was equally successful and there are still over 200 new productions of it staged every year. Now, for the first time in a decade, James Kirkwood's much-loved black humor comic novel of manners and escalating disaster returns to bewitch and beguile a new generation.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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Spatio Temporal Image Processing

Author: Bernd Jähne
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540574187
Size: 10,89 MB
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Image sequence processing is becoming a tremendous tool to analyze spatio-temporal data in all areas of natural science. It is the key to studythe dynamics of of complex scientific phenomena. Methods from computer science and the field of application are merged establishing new interdisciplinary research areas. This monograph emerged from scientific applications and thus is an example for such an interdisciplinaryapproach. It is addressed both to computer scientists and to researchers from other fields who are applying methods of computer vision. The results presented are mostly from environmental physics (oceanography) but they will be illuminating and helpful for researchers applying similar methods in other areas.