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Altered

By Jennifer Rush
  • ISBN Code: : 0316214493
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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They were made to forget. But they'll never forgive. Everything about Anna's life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There's Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, light-hearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam . . . who's stolen Anna's heart. When the Branch decides it's time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape. Anna's father pushes her to go with them, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. On the run, with her father's warning in her head, Anna begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about herself. She soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they're both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 434
  • Pdf File: meditation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the increase in meditation studies, the quality remains variable; many of them are trivial, and most remain unreplicated. Research on meditation has been plagued by insubstantial theorizing, global claims, and the substitution of belief systems for grounded hypotheses. Meditation punctures some of the myths about meditation, while retaining a place of value for mediation as a normal human function. In each chapter includes discussion of the major questions addressed, followed by a detailed critique of important theoretical, clinical, and research issues. In several instances the reader may find that questions seem to beget questions: research bearing upon certain issues may be contradictory, or not yet of sufficient thoroughness. In these cases, the author suggests the specific future research necessary to resolve the questions posed, so that claims about meditation are justified, and which are not. The profession of psychology itself is, and has been, in a polarized debate between the "practitioners" and the "experimentalists." The latter accuse the former of being "soft, non-empirical, non-scientific," while practitioners accuse the experimentalists of conducting research which is essentially irrelevant to human concerns. This approach provides a bridge between research and clinical practice. Meditation provides an encompassing survey of the topic--nearly forty tables and figures; sample questionnaires, evaluations and programs and a detailed overview of a controversial field. Shapiro separates self-regulation with self-delusion, to outline questions and possible answers. Deane H. Shapiro, Jr. is professor emeritus of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is internationally recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the clinical, therapeutic and medical health care applications of meditation and his research and writing on meditation and self-control have been requested by universities and medical schools throughout the world.

Alteration: The Change

By Kumod Kumar
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1642490008
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: alteration.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A shy, rustic boy K.K. who longs to live a city life, settles in a city for education. A helpful girl, Renu who is his classmate, helps him learn the city etiquettes and lifestyle. Their increasing proximity take the form of love. K.K. tries to remove some social maladies with the help of Renu and some other friends. How far does he succeed? .Does he succeed in transforming into a city boy or remain the same? Does his love with Renu get success or meet a sad end?

Africa

By Richard Dowden
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 0786741422
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truths. Dowden combines a novelist's gift for atmosphere with the scholar's grasp of historical change as he spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden's master work is an attempt to explain why Africa is the way it is, and enables its readers to see and understand this miraculous continent as a place of inspiration and tremendous humanity.

On Altering Architecture

By Fred Scott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134370687
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: on-altering-architecture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting text looks at the common practices of building alteration, reconsidering established ideas and methods, to initiate the creation of a theory of the interior or interventional design. Fred Scott examines in-depth case studies of interventional design from architectural history across the world – examples discussed are taken from the States, Europe and Japan. Scott expands and builds on the ideas of Viollet-le-Duc, structuralism and other thoughts to layout criteria for an art of intervention and change. The book draws on the philosophy of conservation, preservation and restoration, as well as exploring related social and political issues. For those in professions of architecture and interiors, town planners, and students in architecture and art schools, On Altering Architecture forms a body of thought that can be aligned and compared with architectural theory.

Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients

By Lynda Monk,Eric Maisel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000402991
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: transformational-journaling-for-coaches-therapists-and-clients.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing, more than 50 coaches, therapists, and journaling experts from around the world share their best practices and explain in detail how they use journaling to improve their work with clients. This edited collection brings together the leading voices of the journaling world into one ground-breaking volume, providing practical techniques and tools to use with clients. Applicable and accessible, over 50 journaling luminaries share their experiences and insights across eight sections, including the logic of journaling, techniques and applications, using journaling with clients, journaling in groups, journaling for mental health and wellness, growth and healing, spirituality, creativity, and more. Through theoretical and practical applications, it illustrates the transformational process of journaling in helping clients grow, heal, and achieve their goals. This book is essential reading for coaches, therapists, and other mental health professionals, as well as those interested in using personal writing for growth and self-awareness.

The Therapeutic Turn

By Ole Jacob Madsen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317699912
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: the-therapeutic-turn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In what ways has psychology become more influential in Western society? In this book author Ole Jacob Madsen considers the notion of a ‘Therapeutic Turn’ in Western culture – the tendency for psychology to permeate ever new spheres within society. The Therapeutic Turn evaluates the increasing prevalence of psychology in several areas of Western society: Western consumer culture, contemporary Christianity, self-help, sport and politics. Madsen proposes that there are problematic aspects to this development which are seldom recognised due to a widely held assumption that ‘the more psychology, the better for everyone’. A recurring concern with psychological solutions is that they often provide individual solutions to structural problems. As a result, psychologists may be inadvertently increasing the burden on the shoulders of the people they are meant to help and, at the same time, our capacity to understand individual suffering in the light of major historical and political changes in society is becoming increasingly clouded. The Therapeutic Turn presents an accessible and engaging critique of the influence of psychology within Western society. It will appeal to a broad audience of students, academics and lay readers interested in this aspect of modernity and contemporary society, and it will also be of great interest to practitioners and therapists.

Ted Greene: Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing, Volume 1

By Ted Greene
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  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Book Code : 1457455315
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: ted-greene.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A book that clearly explains the principles of jazz soloing. Logically organized, with hundreds of musical examples, this method is the result of many years of Ted's teaching and research.

Jimmy Haslip's Melodic Bass Library

By Jimmy Haslip
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  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Book Code : 1457463210
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: jimmy-haslip-s-melodic-bass-library.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An indispensable book on scales and modes for the bass guitarist. The lessons contain diatonic, modal, pentatonic, whole tone, and diminished scales as well as modes of both the harmonic and melodic minor scales, Eastern, Middle Eastern, and other exotic scales of Jimmy's own invention.