"A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. She draws on genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor and pop-culture references-to explore how we become who we are. Ouellette lets readers in on her own surprising journey of self-discover, as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun and enlightening work of popular science that's sure to be enjoyed by her many fans"-- Provided by publisher.
"Learn to: get started with an action plan; avoid day-trading pitfalls; position yourself for trading success"--Cover.
Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney. Yet while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall.
"Godzilla: Awakening is the official graphic novel based on the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, and reveals an explosive, larger-than-life adventure set decades before the movie."--page 4 of cover.
A simple, straightforward guide to the fundamentals of technical analysis, giving you plain-English explanations on everything you need to know to decide whether to buy or sell individual securities.
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry shares the stories of trauma and transformation he has encountered in his line of work, describing what happens to a child's brain when exposed to extreme stress and how innovative treatments are helping those children heal and become healthy adults.
Lionel Essrog has always respected Frank Minna, who helped him out when he was young, and when Frank is found dead, Lionel and his friends, the Minna Men, scour the streets of Brooklyn in search of the killer.
The Cat Encyclopedia is a lavish celebration of all things feline, combining history, breeds, health, care, and behavior in one beautiful volume. Features all 130 internationally recognized cat breeds, with superb, specially commitioned photographs, precise summaries, and the history of each bread. Includes fascinating insights into the evolution and domestication of the cat, followed by expert advice on health, care, and interpreting cat behavior. Explores our close relationship with cats, which have been celebrated in religion, art, and literature.
"Muffin maker Merry Wynter hopes to find a buyer for the castle she?s recently inherited. But when she throws a party to draw interest, she finds someone who?s bought the farm instead. Merry?s career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry?s cup isn?t exactly overflowing. So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spider webs. Friends new and old are invited, and everyone has a blast. But as the revelers empty out, Merry notices one partygoer who isn?t leaving?or breathing. Now Merry must hurry to unmask a killer before her perfect plans turn into a recipe for disaster"--From publisher description.
Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, the Common Core standards have been adopted in various states from coast to coast. These new common standards are designed to bring many diverse state standards into alignment with each other in math and English to create a set of national educational standards. This book explains the new set of standards, what it means for students, and how parents can get their children prepared for the school year.
When one of his trusted employees, with whom he had been working on a secret government project, becomes the prime suspect in a double homicide, Irish billionaire Roarke enlists the assistance of Lieutenant Eve Dallas to uncover the truth.
Collects interviews with Marines, soldiers, and sailors who have served in twenty-first-century wars and explores their motivations, dreams, and emotions felt during times of extreme danger.
"Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt?s yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event. Casey?s running a new retreat called 'From Sheep to Shawl' at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl. Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She?s an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone?s nerves frayed. Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped"--From publisher description.
A guide to the computer language covers such topics as object-oriented programming, strings and arrays, Swing, Web programming, and databases.
Tommy Phan, a thirty-year-old detective novelist living in Southern California, is forging ahead in pursuit of the American Dream. But the dream becomes a nightmare when Tommy stumbles upon a rag doll that suddenly develops human characteristics. And in a bizarre, Koontzian turn of events, the creature becomes a deadly menace--bent on killing Tommy.
When the Swisher family of 2059 New York City is murdered, lieutenant Eve Dallas, her partner Peabody, and her husband Roarke investigate while protecting the family's lone survivor and witness, a terrified nine-year-old girl.
"Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family--and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy... 'Flying shoes' is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is a story of reconciliation and hope between father and son. The father is an American, an aspiring politician living in Philadelphia. The son is a Korean orphan conceived while the father was a soldier stationed in Korea. The sudden knowledge of a son puts the father in shock and in an ethical dilemma. The situation is further complicated by his childless marriage and his infidelity"--P.  of cover.
"The American angler guide to fly fishing for trout provides beginning and intermediate anglers with everything they need to know in order to successfully fly fish for the most popular quarry in America. It contains the essentials of casting, the basics of both dry fly fishing and wet fly fishing, a primer on various species of trout, and an overview of prime destinations for planning your trip. It includes color photographs and line drawings that illustrate casting and knot-tying fundamentals. It also includes helpful, one-of-a-kind diagrams that show the best leader construction for various types of dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing."--Provided by publisher.