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Nevada Wildlife

RRP $12.99

Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.

 

Common animal species, such as the Lahontan cutthroat trout, the desert bighorn sheep, and the mountain bluebird, are included in this pocket-sized guide to wildlife found in Nevada. Highlighting dozens of familiar birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, and fishes and including a map of prominent statewide wildlife sanctuaries, this hand-held reference is the ideal addition to any nature enthusiast’s arsenal.


A Little Life

RRP $19.99

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015**

Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light.

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome-but that will define his life forever.

In a remarkable and precise prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

Caroline Baum's Review

A Little Life ... but a very big book indeed. Over six hundred pages to be exact. I won't pretend this couldn't do with a prune here and there, but overall, it's immensely satisfying. The arc of the narrative is the life of four male friends, all of them polished and successful New York achievers - but one figure is the hub of the story: Jude, who has had a terrible troubled, abused childhood which haunts every aspect of his adult existence.

His solution to ridding himself of his dreadful memories is ghastly - the passages describing his self-harm make for hard and disturbing reading. Supported by his adoptive parents and by his lover, can he find a way to shed the nightmares? That question kept me emotionally engaged, thanks to the tenderness with which the author captures the intense relationships in this masculine world.

This is in sharp contrast to the harshness with which Ferrante dissects female friendship in her Neapolitan quartet (see above).

About the Author

Hanya Yanagihara is the author of The People in the Trees. She is an editor-at-large at Condé Nast Traveller and lives in New York City.


Reactions To Critical Life Events

RRP $396.99

People's reactions to critical life events is a topic that has stimulated basic as well as applied research by psychologists from a number of different subdisciplines. In this unique work, Marita Inglehart synthesizes previous research in the field and proposes a unique way of thinking about reactions to critical life events that has important implications for much of contemporary social psychological research. The new generalized principle of cognitive consistency, which integrates elements of cognitive consistency theory and attribution theory, offers several significant advantages over existing theories of reactions to critical life events, particularly in terms of the contribution to our understanding of the importance of specific variables such as social support and individual differences. The study is divided into three sections and begins by reviewing and evaluating the current status of theoretical research on reactions to critical life events. The various theoretical contributions are judged against their ability to answer questions regarding the energizing and structuring components of these reactions. Part II introduces the generalized principle of cognitive consistency and explores its applications to research on reactions to critical life events. The third set of chapters demonstrates the way in which the new theory can be used to reinterpret research findings centered around the importance of moderator variables in predicting reactions to critical life events. Inglehart concludes by discussing the role of life philosophies in general and examining the practical implications for counseling of the generalized principle of cognitive consistency. An important contribution to the social psychological literature, this volume will help both to bridge the gap between basic and applied research and enhance communication between the various subdisciplines involved in investigating reactions to critical life events.


Nutritional Management Of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2016

RRP $299.99

This book is a state-of-the art review for clinicians and dieticians with an interest in nutrition and inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). The volume covers new data about dietary risk factors for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, examines the association between diet and microbiome, describes the various diets in the management of these diseases, and discusses macro- and micronutrient deficiency that occurs in such patients. The book also examines the management of patients on total parenteral nutrition, and management of the short gut syndrome with TPN and novel pharmacologic therapies.   Written by experts in their fields, Nutritional Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Comprehensive Guide is a valuable and uniquely specialized resource for gastroenterologists, nutritionists, primary care physicians, and other health care providers and researchers dealing with the management of these complex illnesses. 


Pathways To A Better Life

RRP $13.99

This small book can be the one that changes the way you think about life and the things that happen all around you everyday. We live in a very difficult world today and we all are looking for ways to make it better and help us enjoy the time we have here, this book can help you do that if you let it. It is a spiritual journey with references to the Bible and the beliefs of those who trust God for everything. If you are a believer many of these ideas are things you do every day, if you are not a believer but are searching for a better way, here is your chance.



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