Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: 2019-04-02
From the author of Spare and Found Parts, described as "fierce and fearless" by V. E. Schwab and "beautifully written and compelling" by Marian Keyes, comes a story of a haunted house, magic behind the wallpaper, and the strangest summer ever. The house at the end of the lane burned down, and Rita Frost and her teenage ward, Bevan, were never seen again. The townspeople never learned what happened. Only Mae and her brother Rossa know the truth; they spent two summers with Rita and Bevan, two of the strangest summers of their lives... Because nothing in that house was as it seemed: a cat who was more than a cat, and a dark power called Sweet James that lurked behind the wallpaper, enthralling Bevan with whispers of neon magic and escape. And in the summer heat, Mae became equally as enthralled with Bevan. Desperately in the grips of first love, she’d give the other girl anything. A dangerous offer when all that Sweet James desired was a taste of new flesh...
Author: Michael Gaudio
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release Date: 2008
In 1585, the British painter and explorer John White created images of Carolina Algonquian Indians. These images were collected and engraved in 1590 by the Flemish publisher and printmaker Theodor de Bry and were reproduced widely, establishing the visual prototype of North American Indians for European and Euro-American readers. In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its “savage other.” Going beyond the notion of the “savage” as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques of copperplate engraving shaped Western responses to indigenous peoples. Engraving the Savage demonstrates that the early visual critics of the engravings attempted-without complete success-to open a comfortable space between their own “civil” image-making practices and the “savage” practices of Native Americans-such as tattooing, bodily ornamentation, picture-writing, and idol worship. The real significance of these ethnographic engravings, he contends, lies in the traces they leave of a struggle to create meaning from the image of the American Indian. The visual culture of engraving and what it shows, Gaudio reasons, is critical to grasping how America was first understood in the European imagination. His interpretations of de Bry’s engravings describe a deeply ambivalent pictorial space in between civil and savage-a space in which these two organizing concepts of Western culture are revealed in their making. Michael Gaudio is assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota.
Author: Jeremy Chester
Publisher: Publish Green
Release Date: 2009
Set in Miami and Central America during the 70s, Smoke is the story of a journey that begins when Jim Smyth, a young Marine returning from combat in Viet Nam, is brilliantly manipulated by an anonymous adversary with ties to the highest levels of U.S. government. Chosen for his unique skills, Smyth is forced into kidnapping the president of a large, well connected security company.Two intriguing women become tangled in the kidnapping plot. One, like Smyth, is in the Witness Protection Program. The other is the sworn enemy of the kidnap victim and a major shareholder of the company. Smyth, code named Smoke by the Department of Justice, must rely on his military training and survival instincts to ensure they live through the bizarre plot and bring down their enemy. The lies and abuse of power by senior members of the U.S. government in Smoke parallel those in today's society. Jim Smyth must prove he is up to the challenge against an adversary of unsurpassed evil and intelligence; in this competition, losers die.
About two-thirds of smokers want to quit smoking. So, why don't they? Because it's hard to quit, that's why. There are so many forces opposing smokers, it's a wonder that anyone is able to quit smoking. Those that are successful at quitting recognize the forces against them, and develop strategies to beat them. That's It, I Quit: A Guide to Quitting Smoking Forever outlines why people fail at their attempts to quit, and includes techniques to avoid failure. Author and physician Dean F. Giannone reveals the obstacles smokers face and offers individualized strategies to quit smoking forever. "As a physician, I have seen the entire spectrum of the nicotine addiction and the smoking habit, from the young recreational smoker to the older medically-compromised hospital patient. I recognize the importance of stopping this progression to illness as soon as possible. Read this book, and stop smoking now." -Dean F. Giannone, M.D.
Author: Ian Clark
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Inspired by his own experiences while attempting to quit smoking after 22 years. This book is the product of five years work and research into the truth behind smoking and quitting. Smoking has long been seen as an addiction that is impossible to break, however, Ian Clark has discovered that the psychological and primeval forces linking people to smoking is far more powerful than first thought. The book shows that all smokers have a decision to make but until they have both sides of the argument this is very difficult. Instead of having just the tobacco companies side Ian Clark gives the smoker a balanced view of what smoking and quitting is all about. Exercises and pratical steps for helping keep quit and guarding against relapse are also included.
Author: Pavel Somov
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2011-12-01
As a smoker, you know how comforting stepping out for a smoke can be. Smoke breaks are relaxing rituals that can help you cope with stress, keep perspective, and feel good. So why give them up? With The Smoke-Free Smoke Break, you don’t have to. This groundbreaking approach presents a complete plan for quitting smoking safely by helping you transform your smoke breaks into a powerful self-care routine for managing stress and cravings. The exercises and meditations in this program are designed to make it easy for you to mindfully manage stress, control cravings, and prevent relapse. Long after you’ve quit, you’ll continue to enjoy smoke-free smoke breaks to help you feel calm, relaxed, and in control throughout the day.
Author: Richard White
Release Date: 2009
This is a comprehensive book that analyses the scientific evidence linking tobacco smoking to disease and premature death, as well as the political motivations that have led to the anti-smoking movement becoming so large. The book explores all aspects of tobacco smoking, including: smoking trends among social classes; detection bias and its impact on diagnosis; and examines in depth the evidence linking smoking to specific diseases; how attitudes towards smoking have changed over time from being used medicinally to being the scourge of society; and how and why tobacco smoking has the negative status it does today. It objectively dissects the politics and science of smoking trends and issues, looking at vital, complex components that are often overlooked. A must-read for smokers and non-smokers alike, Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco is a controversial work that challenges one of the most widely accepted beliefs of our time.
'If you follow my instructions you will be a happy non-smoker for the rest of your life.' That's a strong claim from Allen Carr, but as the world's leading quit smoking expert, Allen was right to boast! This classic guide to the world's most successful stop smoking method is all you need to give up smoking. You can even smoke while you read....
Author: Mark Foster
Release Date: 2015-12-23
Genre: Health & Fitness
This book answers the following questions: • What things you should tell your children and how you should do it, to prevent them from smoking • How you can save your child from nicotine addiction • What logic, mindset and knowledge should a teenager possess to resist the tension of stereotypes and the society on his own • What things you should explain to a teenager to discredit the “forbidden fruit” and save him or her from curiosity which will eventually lead to addiction • How teenager’s indifference to his or her health and future can be overcome and how teenagers can be aimed at a healthy lifestyle without cigarettes Give your children: • An insurance against a lot of life issues • A long healthy life • A full life without exhausting addictions • And also the money saved on cigarettes and medicines Who is this book for? • For children between 8 and 17 who have not yet tried smoking And also for their parents who like to take preventive measures in advance This book will help to - refuse from an offered cigarette confidently consciously and without regret - prevent teenagers from getting interested and curious about smoking - be there to anticipate the “promotion” of smoking which as a rule comes from friends who already smoke - get a protection from the adverse influence of social stereotypes • For the children between 8 and 17 who already smoke And for their parents who realize that they should take urgent but careful and appropriate measures. This book will help to - counteract carelessness towards one’s own actions and health - realize the existing (but usually denied) addiction by understanding the way it is formed - reconsider smoking - promote understanding of one’s own actions, realizing the sequences, taking up a healthy lifestyle and being independent of the society where smoking is accepted The rest is up to a certain person and other factors, however the information received will not let one smoke the way he or she used to • For the adults who lack motivation and reasons to quit smoking You will get a strong motivation and convincing reasons to quit smoking. You will also fully understand and reconsider the processes which go along with smoking which will let you see the things you already got used to from a different angle and make your way towards a healthy lifestyle.
Author: Jan Österberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
1. The Aim of This Essay Ethical Egoism, the doctrine that, roughly speaking, one should promote one's own good, has been a live issue since the very beginnings of moral philosophy. Historically, it is the most widely held normative theory, and, next to Utilitarianism, it is the most intensely debated one. What is at stake in this debate is a fundamental question of ethics: 'Is there any reason, except self-interest, for considering the interests of other people?' The ethical egoist answers No to this question, thus rejecting the received conception of morality. Is Ethical Egoism an acceptable position? There are many forms of Ethical Egoism, and each may be interpreted in several different ways. So the relevant question is rather, 'Is there an acceptable version of Ethical It is the main aim of this essay to answer this question. This Egoism?' means that I will be confronted with many other controversial questions, for example, 'What is a moral principle?', 'Is value objective or subjec tive?', 'What is the nature of the self?' For the acceptability of most ver sions of Ethical Egoism, it has been alleged, depends on what answers are given to questions such as these. (I will show that in some of these cases there is in fact no such dependence. ) It is, of course, impossible to ad equately discuss all these questions within the compass of my essay.
Author: Martin Raw
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-14
How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped is published to support a pan-BBC campaign, Kick the Habit, launching in March 2000 on the subject of addiction. The author takes the line that stopping smoking is a process which can take time and can be difficult but is certainly possible with good planning, determination and a bit of support. How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped provides help in all three of these areas. The book begins by explaining just why it is so hard to stop. It describes the importance of motivation and preparation before guiding the smoker through the process from day one onwards. It includes details of the common problems and excuses that smokers will come up against and suggests solutions. As well as information on the various therapies available (both traditional and alternative), the book provides details of where smokers can get further help and support. How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped is a practical book, filled with charts, tables and questionnaires. Drawing on 25 years experience in helping people to quit, Martin Raw has written a truly smoker-friendly guide, including case studies examples of how real people have beaten their addiction to encourage the reader to stop smoking and stay stopped! WARNING: This book can seriously improve your health!