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Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
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Dreamsongs: Volume I Kindle Edition
Dreamsongs: Volume I Kindle Edition
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Even before A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. The first of two stunning collections, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat for readers, offering fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master. Gathered here in Dreamsongs: Volume I are the very best of George R. R. Martins early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award-winning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martins New York Times bestselling childrens book of the same title originated. A dazzling array of subjects and styles that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. "Fans, genre historians and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing."--Publishers Weekly "Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other."--The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN "Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien."--Time "Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."--The New York Times "I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers."--Robert Jordan

Mindsight : The New Science of Personal Transformation
Mindsight : The New Science of Personal Transformation
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This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and feelings of shame and inadequacy, from mood swings to addictions, OCD, and traumatic memories, most of us have a mental "trap" that causes recurring conflict in our lives and relationships. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, shows us how to use mindsight to escape these traps. Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients free themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness. By cultivating mindsight, all of us can effect positive, lasting changes in our brains—and our lives. A book as inspiring as it is profound, Mindsight can help us master our emotions, heal our relationships, and reach our fullest potential.

1,027 GRE Practice Questions: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score
1,027 GRE Practice Questions: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score
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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get extra prep for an excellent GRE score with over a thousand practice questions and answers. Practice makes perfect--and The Princeton Reviews 1,027 GRE Practice Questions gives you everything you need to work your way to the top. Inside, youll find tips & strategies for tackling the GRE, tons of material to show you what to expect on the exam, and all the practice you need to get the score you want. Practice Your Way to Excellence. - 1 diagnostic test in the book to help assess your current level of preparedness - 1 full-length practice test online to train you for test day - 73 additional verbal, math, and essay drills (containing an addition 970+ questions) Work Smarter, Not Harder. - Math drills broken down by topic to provide targeted support - Verbal drills focusing on the nuances of tough Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions - Bonus vocabulary content online from Word Smart for the GRE to help prepare for Sentence Equivalence questions - Techniques and approaches for every question type

City of Miracles: A Novel
City of Miracles: A Novel
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Revenge. Its something Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is very, very good at. Maybe the only thing. So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do--and that no mortal force can stop him from meting out the suffering Sharas killers deserve. Yet as Sigrud pursues his quarry with his customary terrifying efficiency, he begins to fear that this battle is an unwinnable one. Because discovering the truth behind Sharas death will require him to take up arms in a secret, decades-long war, face down an angry young god, and unravel the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself. And--perhaps most daunting of all--finally face the truth about his own cursed existence.

SAT Power Vocab, 2nd Edition : A Complete Guide to Vocabulary Skills and Strategies for the SAT
SAT Power Vocab, 2nd Edition : A Complete Guide to Vocabulary Skills and Strategies for the SAT
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Prepping for the SAT may no longer mean memorizing long word lists, but a strong vocabulary is still essential to scoring well on the exam! SAT Power Vocab give you practical advice for understanding and remembering key vocabulary terms for both the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math sections. Techniques That Actually Work. - Tried-and-true tactics to help you learn and remember key vocabulary - Straightforward advice on how to focus your vocabulary prep for the SAT - Handy memory aids for visual learners Practice Your Way to Excellence. - Lists of key vocabulary words defined in every chapter, along with example sentences - Practice exercises to help you master word roots, mnemonic devices, relationships between words, and more - Puzzles and other engaging activities to build and expand your word skills.

Kingpin : How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Kingpin : How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
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Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative--and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first centurys signature form of organized crime. The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone--some brilliant, audacious crook--had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the US economy.

The Wisdom of Insecurity : A Message for an Age of Anxiety
The Wisdom of Insecurity : A Message for an Age of Anxiety
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As the years go by, there seem to be fewer and fewer rocks to which we can hold, fewer things which we can regard as absolutely right and true, and fixed for all time. ... We have but to open the eyes of the mind wide enough, and "the truth will out." We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, here Alan Watts explains that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present—and live fully in the now.

Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
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Long before A Game of Thrones became an international phenomenon, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin had taken his loyal readers across the cosmos. Now back in print after almost ten years, Tuf Voyaging is the story of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an unlikely hero just trying to do right by the galaxy, one planet at a time. Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, hes become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earths legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands--hands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures. Armed with this unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way . . . and in every case, the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tufs ingenuity--and his reputation as a man of integrity in a universe of rogues. "A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile."--Analog

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
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President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters--presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy to get us back in the future business." He explains how we got into the current economic crisis, and offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obamas emphasis on green technology, saying that changing the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security. Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever weve given in to the temptation to blame government for all our problems, weve lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity. Clinton writes, "There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy," based on "a philosophy grounded in youre on your own rather than were all in this together. " He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and "Americans need victories in real life."

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace. "A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought."--Los Angeles Times. How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we dont understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in todays so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World "Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing."--The Washington Post Book World. "Compelling."--USA Today. "A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity."--The Sciences. "Passionate."--San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle