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The Tao of Jack Bauer

The Tao of Jack Bauer

What Our Favorite Terrorist Buster Says About Life, Love, Torture, and Saving the World 24 Times in 24 Hours With No Lunch Break

  • Author: Steven Keslowitz
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781440120633
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 268
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As the preeminent post-9/11 television thriller, 24 has addressed critical issues relating to striking the proper balance between maintaining our civil liberties and ensuring our national security. The show continues to have a profound impact on the way in which we view the world. The Tao of Jack Bauer is an insightful study of Jack Bauer's influence in society. What does Jack Bauer teach us about torture? Does 24 glorify torture or does the series take a more nuanced approach to the issue? How can we maintain our civil liberties in the age of terrorism? How can we best fight terrorists while maintaining our core values? Is Jack Bauer a lawbreaker or a lawmaker? How do we analyze the countless moral and ethical dilemmas presented on 24? What is the "Jack Bauer effect"? How do government agents make use of technology to fight terrorism? The Tao of Jack Bauer tackles all of these issues and many more. The book also contains a fun quiz that measures how similar you are to Jack Bauer. So sit back, relax, and explore the world of 24 in a fresh, new light. As Jack Bauer would say: open the book "now, damn it!"

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Geopolitics of Drugs

The Geopolitics of Drugs

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  • Category: Drug control
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A Mystery of Heroism

A Mystery of Heroism

  • Author: Stephen Crane
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061915041
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 100
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Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage, his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories—among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the title story—that stand among the most acclaimed and enduring in the history of American fiction. This superb volume collects stories of unique power and variety in which impressionistic, hallucinatory, and realistic situations alike are brilliantly conveyed through the cold, sometimes brutal irony of Crane's narrative voice.

Olympus Bound

Olympus Bound

  • Author: Jordanna Max Brodsky
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • ISBN: 0316385921
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene. She's lost her home and the man she loves. A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped her father and targeted her friends. To save them, Selene must face the past she's been running from - a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis. With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens -- to the heights of Mount Olympus itself. Olympus BoundThe ImmortalsWinter of the GodsOlympus Bound

Palmyra and Its Empire

Palmyra and Its Empire

Zenobia's Revolt Against Rome

  • Author: Richard Stoneman
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472083152
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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The rebellion of the dazzling Arab queen Zenobia against the fist of Roman domination

The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446490599
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Encyclopedia of Sociology

Encyclopedia of Sociology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 330
  • View: 1928
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Saturday Review

Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art

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The Works of John Ruskin

The Works of John Ruskin

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: N.A
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Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ Compendiarius; Or, a Compendious Dictionary of the Latin Tongue ...

Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ Compendiarius; Or, a Compendious Dictionary of the Latin Tongue ...

  • Author: Robert Ainsworth
  • Publisher: N.A
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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

  • Author: United States. Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Christian & Alcohol

The Christian & Alcohol

  • Author: Doug Batchelor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781580191463
  • Category: Alcohol
  • Page: 32
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The Washington Post Index

The Washington Post Index

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Newspapers
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The Educated Imagination

The Educated Imagination

  • Author: Northrop Frye
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 0887845983
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 100
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"What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?"Written in the relaxed and frequently humorous style of his public lectures, this remains, of Northrop Frye's many books, perhaps the easiest introduction to his theories of literature and literary education.

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

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  • Category: Gardens
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The American School Board Journal

The American School Board Journal

  • Author: William George Bruce,William Conrad Bruce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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  • View: 2399
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The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

  • Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell II
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1942952902
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 496
  • View: 5536
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The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Books in Print 2009-2010

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835250214
  • Category: Publishers' catalogs
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