"I Know It's Dangerous"

Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border

Author: Lynnaire Maria Sheridan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528578

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Recounts the experiences of Mexicans who have risked their lives to cross the Mexico-America border, explaining how the thrill of taking that risk has become a motivator for border crossers.

And Dangerous to Know

Henry Gamadge #14

Author: Elizabeth Daly

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press

ISBN: 1631940635

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Alice Dunbar was a very proper upper East Side woman with a very boring life. There is, in fact, absolutely no reason anyone can think of for Alice to go missing, and yet that’s exactly what she does, shortly after the death of an elderly aunt. Henry Gamadge thinks there’s more to the story, and as he tracks down Alice’s last trip, he turns up a secret life no one suspected. Originally published in 1949.

The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144477753X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection – his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT (‘Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy’ Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW (‘The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve’ Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (‘History at its best and most approachable’ Country Life).

Cracked

Author: Eliza Crewe

Publisher: Eliza Crewe

ISBN: N.A

Category: Demonology

Page: N.A

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Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up. They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by Crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her “kind” is. Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E-Book

Author: Angela Hicks,John Hicks,Peter Mole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044482

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"

Funhouse

Author: Sergio Kokis

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780889242869

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Sergio Kokis recreates the magic world of a child in Brazil, told from the point of view of a Brazilian painter in exile.

Eternal Light

Author: Paul McAuley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575087978

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core. Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions - the power-holders of the ReUnited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power, and the Religious Witnesses - all see advantages to be gained. But what awesome technology started the star on its journey half a million years ago - and why?

A Dangerous Fiction

A Mystery

Author: Barbara Rogan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622814

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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When a glamorous literary agent falls prey to a violent stalker, she discovers that the publishing biz can really be murder, for fans of The Spellman Files and Maisie Dobbs “Suspenseful . . . Barbara Rogan cleverly explores . . . our capacity for self-deception and weaves it into an absorbing mystery that keeps its secret until the very end.” —NPR Jo Donovan always manages to come out on top. Originally from the backwoods of Appalachia, she forged a hard path to elegant lunches and parties among New York City’s literati. At thirty-five, she’s the widow of the renowned novelist (and notorious playboy) Hugo Donovan, the owner of one of the best literary agencies in town, and is one of the most sought-after agents in the business. But all this is about to fall apart, as a would-be client turns stalker, a hack shops around a proposal for an unauthorized tell-all biography of Hugo, and a handsome old flame shows up without warning. Both a seasoned author and a former literary agent herself, Barbara Rogan knows the publishing world from all angles. Fans of Lisa Lutz and Jaqueline Winspear will adore Jo Donovan and Rogan’s wickedly sharp tale that skewers the dangerous fictions we read—and the dangerous fictions we tell ourselves.

Such Power is Dangerous

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448213851

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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. . . Once we have begun our operations there can be no turning back, but if you agree to join me I have no single doubt as to our success. What is your answer?' Hinckman stood up – his great chin jutted out and he threw his massive shoulders back as he replied: 'I guess this is the biggest proposition that's ever been put up, Lord Fortescue – but I'm your man!' Lord Gavin took his hand, a sudden fire leapt into his strange, cold eyes. 'Within a year,' he said softly, 'you and I will be the richest and most powerful men in the world.

Tall, Dark and Dangerous Part 2

Harvard's Education\It Came Upon A Midnight Clear\The Admiral's Bride\Identity: Unknown

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426806280

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Action, romance, and four more sexy Navy SEALS await in Part 2 of the Tall, Dark and Dangerous collection by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann. Bundle includes Harvard's Education, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Admiral's Bride, and Identity: Unknown.

Maplecroft

The Borden Dispatches

Author: Cherie Priest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698138384

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.... The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.

A Dangerous Fortune

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466674

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. A Tragic Accident 1866, and at an exclusive school in Victorian England a student dies in mysterious circumstances. His death sets off a chain of events that encompass numerous lives over thirty years in an ever greater web of deceit and treachery. A Fierce Rivalry For Edward and Hugh Pilaster, cousins and scions of a powerful banking dynasty with connections that reach from the City of London to the colonies, who were there on that fateful day, the event will have repercussions for decades to come. A Lethal Secret The Pilaster cousins find themselves locked in a vicious competition for the top job at the bank. But the respectable veneer of the family, and even Victorian England itself, looks to shatter as the deadly event from their schooldays threatens everything the Pilasters’ have built.

The Samurai Conspiracy

A Story of Revenge by the Author of "The Junkyard Dog."

Author: Harlan Wygant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469724359

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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This sequel to "The Junkyard Dog" takes place five years later. Brad Logan is now a homicide captain and must stop a gang of terrorists who have killed several prominent citizens. When Brad's wife is kidnapped by the gang, the hunt becomes more personal. When he becomes reckless in his investigation, he is suspended and must continue on his own. When he finally locates the terrorists he is involved in a life or death struggle with the man who thinks of himself as a Samurai.

Collateral Damage

Author: Katie Klein

Publisher: Katie Klein Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

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True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Parker pretending not to care. . . . Parker Whalen and Jaden McEntyre are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past—a reputation—and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there’s no reason why, when they're assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn't be falling in love. What they have? It isn't real. Because the truth is, Parker Whalen is a liar. This has never mattered…until now. Because lying to someone you care about—someone who matters, someone who believes in you—that's when people get hurt. And Parker is about to hurt Jaden in the biggest way imaginable. COLLATERAL DAMAGE is the companion novel to CROSS MY HEART, which spent more than 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller List in its first year of release, and was a 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best YA Fiction. COLLATERAL DAMAGE, a 76k word/300 page novel for Young Adults, is CROSS MY HEART told from Parker's point of view. **Though this is not a series, the author highly recommends reading CROSS MY HEART before COLLATERAL DAMAGE** Rated PG-13 for violence, adult language, and some sensuality. Keywords: teen, YA, young adult, romance, love story

Bruised

Author: Siobhan Parkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444905260

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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"That's where I should have started the story. I sat for ages in the dark, with my head in a swirl. My thoughts were spinning round and round, like clothes in a washing machine. Bruising, I thought. Alcoholic. Social worker. Foster care. Scum. School. Measles. Cow. Mobile phone. Danielle. That was the beginning. But I'd forgotten that until now. I mean, it's amazing what you can forget ..." It all started when Gramma died. And then Jonathan and Julie had only apples for dinner. Apples, an alcoholic mother, and one big bruise on Julie's face. Jonathan had no choice but to pack their schoolbags and run away, far from Ma ... Until the police catch up with them and take Julie away and lock up Jono. And through his questioning, Jonathan must finally confront the real truth. A powerful tale of one boy's mission to protect his younger sister ... no matter what the cost.

Safe Living in a Dangerous World

An Expert Answers Your Every Question from Homeland Security to Home Safety

Author: Nancy Harvey Steorts

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868440

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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The former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells American families how to protect themselves from everyday accidents and international terrorism. Illustrations.

Health Behavior Change E-Book

Author: Stephen Rollnick,Pip Mason,Christopher C Butler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043214

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Engagingly written by experts with worldwide reputations in the field, Health Behavior Change presents an exciting method which can be used to helps patients change their behaviour in both hospital and community settings. The method is applicable to any behaviour, such as overeating, physical inactivity and smoking or with patients struggling with the consequences of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Using brief, structured consultations with the client, the practitioner encourages the patient to take charge of decision-making concerning their health. It relies upon partnership between professional and patient rather than dominance of one over the other and is carried out in a spirit of negotiation rather than confrontation. The text clearly outlines the fundamental principles behind the method while applying it to practice. Problems of resistance and lack of motivation are explored and practical strategies to manage them are suggested. The patient is at the centre throughout. Short case examples and dilemmas from clinical settings ground the method in the reality of practice. Well accepted method. Reflects professionals' current concerns with health promotion and effective use of time. Highly respected authors. Community focus. Genuine international market. Particularly relevant to US practice. US spellings throughout. text revised and updated throughout to reflect developments in the field e.g. new studies that have been conducted since 1e published improved appearance with addition of a second colour and more modern page design to increase appeal chapter summaries added to aid assimilation more material relating to obesity