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"A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist"-- Provided by publisher.

Secret agent Leamas is on a mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves.

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him. But when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas--a thousand miles from home--she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her.

When Maddie Michaels, AKA Mrs. Frugalicious, is invited to take a local news crew with her on a Black Friday shopping expedition, she?s excited to show viewers at home how to score the season?s best savings. Despite a negative comment from Contrary Claire? the sole naysayer in her growing Frugarmy?Maddie is hopeful her first TV appearance will be a bargain-savvy success. But Black Friday eve takes a bleak turn when a shopper is crushed beneath a pallet of toasters. After learning that the victim could be Contrary Claire, it becomes clear that Claire has made more than one enemy. Maddie finds herself dealing once again with a murder investigation. Will she catch the killer before someone else is slashed like a sale price?

Designed for both independent contractors and the businesses who hire them, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements is the most comprehensive guide you?ll find anywhere. The book shows you how to: define a project?s scope, components, and duration; protect trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights; satisfy IRS requirements; get paid on time and in full; avoid disputes. The new edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. It includes step-by-step guidance and all the forms you'll need to draw up the necessary contracts.

Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. What Is Veiling? explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam. Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art. By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling, the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or oversimplified and extend well beyond the religious and political accounts that are overwhelmingly proclaimed both inside and outside Muslim-majority societies. Neither defending nor criticizing the practice, What Is Veiling? clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard and who, veiled or not, demand the right to live spiritual, personal, and public lives in dignity.

A woman who has lived life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years finds herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family's various catastrophes.

"A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race"-- Provided by publisher.

When two young men vanish from an oil rig in North Dakota, no one seems in a hurry to find them except their mothers, two women from very different worlds who must work together to find their sons" -- Provided by publisher.

"For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson communicated its pleasures and complexities to a wide readership in a hugely entertaining, authoritative style, and his daily reviews and Sunday articles set a high-water mark in American cultural journalism. Thomson collected his newspaper columns in four volumes: The Musical Scene, The Art of Judging Music, Music Right and Left, and Music Reviewed. All are gathered here, together with a generous selection of Thomson's uncollected writings. The result is a singular chronicle of a magical time when an unrivaled roster of great conductors (Koussevitzky, Toscanini, Beecham, Stokowski) and legendary performers (Horowitz, Rubinstein, Heifetz, Stern) presented new masters (Copland, Stravinsky, Britten, Bernstein) and re-introduced the classics to a rapt American audience." -- Back cover.

The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, 'Underwater dogs.' Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.

In a world where color is the basis of all magic, Kip has yet to realize his powers, but he soon begins to learn the truth behind the rift between his father--the current Prism--and uncle and discovers that time is running out for the world.

When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who enable free black people to be sold into slavery.

Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast--no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City's floating Towers.

"Working out a fair and realistic custody agreement is often crucial in protecting children's best interests. but it may seem impossible for divorcing parents. That's where Building a Parenting Agreement That Works comes in. This comprehensive guide will show you how to overcome all kinds of obstacles and build a win-win custody agreement that allows eveyone--especially your children--to thrive."--Page [4] of cover.

"... a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountain states"--From publisher description.

Celebrate your favorite holidays and special occasions from birthdays to bake sales, Halloween to Christmas?and even the everyday?with delectable gluten-free cakes. In this delightful collection, Catherine Ruehle, a pastry chef and cake artist turned wellness foods chef, shares sixty classic cake recipes that are every bit as indulgent as the gluten-heavy ones we adore, but gluten-free, all-natural, and with alternatives given for vegan, dairy-free, and nut-free renditions. A few of the luscious cakes that await: Pink Velvet Strawberry Cake made electrifyingly pink with strawberries instead of food dye, Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes that children of all ages will be thrilled to find in their lunchboxes, and a dramatic White and Dark Chocolate Checkerboard Cake that?s a cinch to prepare in advance. With positivity and careful guidance, Ruehle provides basic and advanced decorating, piping, and plating techniques to take your cakes from pretty to breathtaking. So go ahead: lick the frosting off the beaters, cut yourself a nice big slice, and let us all eat cak

"Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever-evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the world's most successful and adored bands, for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of his life as one of music's greatest drummers and bandleaders, the cofounder of the deeply loved supergroup that bears his name and that of his bandmate and lifelong friend John McVie. Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac's raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being in the band that Fleetwood was determined to keep together."-- From publisher description.

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.

"1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England--aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted.".

"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--From publisher description.

For parents and children to read together, this book sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all by breaking down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is. Offers readers the chance to do some science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.

Provides both beginner and experienced runners with all the information they need to run more efficiently and with better biomechanics and to minimize strain and potential injury by describing the best type of shoes and the safest type of foot strike. Includes more than 100 instructional photos and a four-week training program.

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