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release date: Sep 04, 2018
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Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war.

Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.

Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for fifty years. Every Day Is Extra shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.
release date: Apr 03, 2012
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MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design

the definitive guide to the theory and practice of water treatment engineering

THIS NEWLY REVISED EDITION of the classic reference provides complete, up-to-date coverage of both theory and practice of water treatment system design. The Third Edition brings the field up to date, addressing new regulatory requirements, ongoing environmental concerns, and the emergence of pharmacological agents and other new chemical constituents in water.

Written by some of the foremost experts in the field of public water supply, Water Treatment, Third Edition maintains the book's broad scope and reach, while reorganizing the material for even greater clarity and readability. Topics span from the fundamentals of water chemistry and microbiology to the latest methods for detecting constituents in water, leading-edge technologies for implementing water treatment processes, and the increasingly important topic of managing residuals from water treatment plants. Along with hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and extensive tables listing chemical properties and design data, this volume:

  • Introduces a number of new topics such as advanced oxidation and enhanced coagulation
  • Discusses treatment strategies for removing pharmaceuticals and personal care products
  • Examines advanced treatment technologies such as membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, and ozone addition
  • Details reverse osmosis applications for brackish groundwater, wastewater, and other water sources
  • Provides new case studies demonstrating the synthesis of full-scale treatment trains

A must-have resource for engineers designing or operating water treatment plants, Water Treatment, Third Edition is also useful for students of civil, environmental, and water resources engineering.

release date: Nov 06, 2012
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Principles of Water Treatment
Principles of Water Treatment has been developed from the best selling reference work Water Treatment, 3rd edition by the same author team. It maintains the same quality writing, illustrations, and worked examples as the larger book, but in a smaller format which focuses on the treatment processes and not on the design of the facilities.
release date: Sep 20, 2011
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Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle
Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system.

Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book, Stuart Altman—internationally recognized expert in health policy and adviser to five US presidents—and fellow health care specialist David Shactman explain not only the Obama health plan but also many of the intriguing stories in the hundred-year saga leading up to the landmark 2010 legislation. Blending political intrigue, policy substance, and good old-fashioned storytelling, this is the first book to place the Obama health plan within a historical perspective.

The authors describe the sometimes haphazard, piece-by-piece construction of the nation’s health care system, from the early efforts of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman to the later additions of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. In each case, they examine the factors that led to success or failure, often by illuminating little-known political maneuvers that brought about immense shifts in policy or thwarted herculean efforts at reform.

The authors look at key moments in health care history: the Hill–Burton Act in 1946, in which one determined poverty lawyer secured the rights of the uninsured poor to get hospital care; the "three-layer cake" strategy of powerful House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills to enact Medicare and Medicaid under Lyndon Johnson in 1965; the odd story of how Medicare catastrophic insurance was passed by Ronald Reagan in 1988 and then repealed because of public anger in 1989; and the fact that the largest and most expensive expansion of Medicare was enacted by George W. Bush in 2003.

President Barack Obama is the protagonist in the climactic chapter, learning from the successes and failures chronicled throughout the narrative. The authors relate how, in the midst of a worldwide financial meltdown, Obama overcame seemingly impossible obstacles to accomplish what other presidents had tried and failed to achieve for nearly one hundred years.
release date: Aug 31, 2018
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Mystery Weekly Magazine: September 2018 (Mystery Weekly Magazine Issues)
At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Weekly Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers.

The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.

Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.

In this issue:

In our cover feature, “PROBLEMS AREN’T STOP SIGNS” by Robert Mangeot, Tori bet embezzled town money on old Air Force swampland, and now she's in deep. As in, fake a Bigfoot scare deep. Any go-getter knows the best thing to do in a hole is keep digging.

Enter the twilight zone with “LIGHTNING” by John M. Floyd. Police Chief Mike Ryan is having a hard night: a child has disappeared with no trace, an old enemy has just been released from prison, and a huge storm is on its way. And things are about to get even worse …

Jude Roy brings us a caper with “THE MONEY MATTRESS.” JD was skeptical that the rich old woman kept her money in a mattress, but people did crazy things, Finding her dead on the mattress was another problem.

Chris McGinley haunts us with “COAL BLACK HAINT.” A young girl takes to the hills in rural Appalachia, but never comes back. When the sheriff goes looking for her, the search brings back painful memories of her own daughter's disappearance into the same hills. Are the two stories related?

“TEDDY BAER’S PICNIC” by Steve Liskow provides a witty tale when Dessert King Teddy Baer intends to retire and name his successor at his 65th birthday picnic, but his daughter Bronwyn and his several ex-wives decide to stage a hostile take-over.

In “DOCTORED JUSTICE” by Earl Staggs, an aspiring novelist comes across evidence that a man on death row may be innocent of the crime that put him there. Was justice served, or does justice sometimes need a little doctoring?
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release date: Feb 16, 2016
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Lonely Planet Spain & Portugal's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Spain and Portugal with Lonely Planet Spain and Portugal's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on uniquely encountering Spain and Portugal via el auto. Featuring 32 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can explore the route of Don Quixote and journey through the Duoro Valley Vineyards, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Spain and Portugal, rent a car and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet Spain and Portugal's Best Trips:

  • Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - over 100 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Madrid, Basque Country, Barcelona, Andalucia, Portugal and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Spain and Portugal's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Spain and Portugal via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

  • Planning a Spanish or Portuguese trip sans a car? The Lonely Planet Spain guide or Portugal guide, our most comprehensive guides to Spain and Portugal, are perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover Spain, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on a specific Spanish or Portuguese city? Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto? Check out our Lonely Planet Madrid guide and Barcelona guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer, or Pocket Lisbon and Pocket Porto, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

There's More in Store for You:

  • See more of Europe's picturesque country sides and have a richer, more authentic experience by exploring Europe by car with Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides to Italy, France, Ireland and Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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release date: Aug 25, 2015
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Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collection: Heroes for Hire (Epic Collection: Power Man & Iron Fist)
Marvel's stronger-than-steel man of the streets, Luke Cage, partners with the mystic kung fu master Iron Fist in the beginning of one of the greatest teams in comic-book history! Together Power Man and Iron Fist are heroes for hire, taking any on any job, any challenge, so long as their clients can meet the price. But both heroes have long pasts and old foes out to destroy them. Between those menaces and making ends meet, it's a life short on downtime and long on action!

COLLECTING: Power Man 48-49, Power Man & Iron Fist 50-70 (Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collection Vol. 1)

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release date: Apr 18, 2017
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Captain America Epic Collection: Justice is Served
Cap faces a Scourge on the Marvel Universe! A super villain serial killer is on the loose, marking every death with the enigmatic epitaph: "Justice is served!" As the bodies pile up, can the Living Legend take down this Scourge of the Underworld before there are no more criminals left to fight? And if Scourge wasn't enough, there's Blue Streak, Flag-Smasher and the Slug to contend with! Other heroes can be just as much trouble -like enthusiastic D-Man, savage Wolverine and misguided vigilante Super-Patriot! But the government itself might strike the fi nal blow!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 13: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 318-332, ANNUAL 8; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 278; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 29, 31-32; SCOURGE SUBPLOT PAGES

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release date: Sep 18, 2009
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The Cognitive Neurosciences (The MIT Press)

The fourth edition of the work that defines the field of cognitive neuroscience, offering completely new material.

Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The fourth edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences continues to chart new directions in the study of the biologic underpinnings of complex cognition―the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. The material in this edition is entirely new, with all chapters written specifically for it.

Since the publication of the third edition, the field of cognitive neuroscience has made rapid and dramatic advances; fundamental stances are changing and new ideas are emerging. This edition reflects the vibrancy of the field, with research in development and evolution that finds a dynamic growth pattern becoming specific and fixed, and research in plasticity that sees the neuronal systems always changing; exciting new empirical evidence on attention that also verifies many central tenets of longstanding theories; work that shows the boundaries of the motor system pushed further into cognition; memory research that, paradoxically, provides insight into how humans imagine future events; pioneering theoretical and methodological work in vision; new findings on how genes and experience shape the language faculty; new ideas about how the emotional brain develops and operates; and research on consciousness that ranges from a novel mechanism for how the brain generates the baseline activity necessary to sustain conscious experience to a bold theoretical attempt to make the problem of qualia more tractable.

release date: Oct 27, 2003
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A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America
A senate opposition leader and 2004 democratic presidential candidate shares his experiences as a veteran, an opponent of the Vietnam War, his efforts to fight the political establishment, and his hopes for the presidency. By the author of The New War. 100,000 first printing.
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