Critical Perspectives Series: a Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Books
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Mon Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2011csldsl Rating:4.0
Good reference to the Sookie Stackhouse books. Includes a new short story. You should read the whole series, including Dead Reckoning, before reading this one if you don't want to read spoilers. I've passed on my Sookie Stackhouse books, but I'll keep this one around to refer back to.
Wed Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2010rokross10 Rating:5.0
This is a terrific book that presents hard science and makes a clear and compelling case for how meditation and training the brain to focus its attention can make quantifiable changes in the brain and brain chemistry. It is easy reading that takes the time to tell the long story of how the understanding of the brain and what it can do has changed. Conventional wisdom was that the brain can't change for adults, but a series of experiments have proven that brain plasticity is a reality for adults - and important for overall health. The author brings her own credibility as the science editor for The Wall Street Journal to bear on this subject. The book also tracks the course of a series of discussions over time that scientists have had with the Dali Lama to explore the real-world benefits of meditation and the possibilities of real change. The Dali Lama's curiosity and interest in science was as critical to this exploration as was the scientists desire to quantify what actually happens, how it happens and how long any changes may last when the brain's miraculous neuro network is engaged.
Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 MDT 2009randmath Rating:5.0
I love the whole premise of "The 39 Clues Series). From using several authors instead of just one, adds a different perspective to the indivudual book while staying within the frame work of the series. I can not wait until the next book comes out in the series.randmath
Thu May 14 00:00:00 MDT 2015DeCarlo, Johnny D. Rating:4.0
Arriving to the world of 'Outlander' 20years later (sorry), I've become totally absorbed. First introduced by the Starz Original TV Series, left hanging in the middle of the series when Jamie tells Black Jack Randall, "I'll thank you to take your hands off my wife." I needed to know what the heck happens next. So I grabbed a hold of 'Outlander' which has endlessly hooked me as an obsessed fan of all things 'Outlander'. 'Dragonfly In Amber' is a HUGE book, very good but a laborious read. Not because of the over 740 pages but by the immensity & scope of the story. This of course is absolutely integral & necessary. It weaves back & forth from the 20th Century to the 18th Century. Claire & Jamie leave Scotland to go to France with the hopes of persuading Bonnie Prince Charley to not go forth with his Jacobite uprising. Claire knows from her unique perspective of history it will be doomed to failure, the Scots will be slaughtered & their way of life, their very culture, will be obliterated. There are a VAST array of characters which at times can be confusing & tends to bog one down but as pre-stated, it's so necessary. Do not let the immensity of 'DIA' deter you, stick with it. From my 'pov', I felt 'Outlander' & 'Voyager' flowed much smoother. However, the plot devices in 'DIA' the continuing saga of Claire & Jamie in 1746, juxtaposed with their daughter Brianna, now a grown young woman in 1968, are hugely informative, entertaining & engrossing. I found myself wanting to learn more & stay in tune with their 1968 search to find what happened to Jamie at the Battle of Culloden. What goes on within both centuries keeps you riveted. You find each time you finish a Diana Gabaldon book, the story can't get much better but it does, keeping you moving from book to book. You have to read 'DIA' to fully appreciate what happens next in 'Voyager'. So, if you haven't become a fan yet, do so and join the rest of us.
Thu Apr 23 00:00:00 MDT 2009louisianaladydi Rating:5.0
I can't remember the last time reading a book was so enjoyable. This series was gripping, an easy read and Stephenie Meyer's style was engaging and descriptive. I found the human characters relatable and interesting and the not-so-human characters intriguing. I mean, this is probably not Pulitzer material on its face, but should win a prize for popularity with readers. EVERYONE female in my office is reading or has read the series and/or watched the movie. Can't remember the last time that happened! The stories flowed well and although Twilight hooked me, I enjoyed New Moon the best. The third book in the series, Eclipse, was probably the slowest read, as it went deeper into character development. I was sad to finish the series with book four, Breaking Dawn, but enjoyed the ending. I enjoyed the series so much that I also read the draft of Midnight Sun located on Meyer's website, which tracks Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective - that was a nice surprise and I hope she will reconsider and actually publish Midnight Sun. I recommend this as fun, light, campy and entertaining reading for most ages (I'm 49!). Enjoy!
Wed May 23 00:00:00 MDT 2007drcromwell Rating:5.0
Well written and logically structured perspective that builds a strong case for the critical elements that support the Christian faith. A must read for those that are considering the Christian walk, and for those that want to deepen their walk and understanding of the facts supporting their faith.
Sat Sep 17 00:00:00 MDT 20113single3 Rating:4.0
I LIKE IT SO FAR BUT YOU SHOULD NOT READ IT UNLESS YOU HAVE READ ALL THE BOOKS AVAILIBLE, IT HAS SPOILERS. I STOPPED READING AS SOON AS I CAME ACROSSED ONE. I SKIPPED AHEAD HOPING NOT TO RUN INTO ANYMORE.
Wed Oct 21 00:00:00 MDT 2015OstkUser54402 Rating:5.0
Do not miss the first installment of this unbelievable series! It has been so long since I’ve come across a book that I not only finished in one sitting, but was left wanting more! Poet Anderson…of Nightmares tells the story of two brothers who are lucid dreamers. After an unfortunate accident that leaves one of them in a coma, it is up to Jonas to battle his own emotional trauma in order to save his older brother from the dream world. Does he do it?! You will have to read to find out! In addition to absolutely loving this book on a personal level, I have no doubt that it will turn non-readers into avid readers. As a high school English and Psychology teacher, I am in the process of eagerly developing a comprehensive curriculum around this book to share with my students in all my classes. I believe that not only will they relish in the rich character development and dialogue, but they will fully enjoy exploring the content more deeply from a psychoanalytic perspective (i.e. dream interpretations). I am looking forward to the moment they fall in love with the characters, identify with their emotions/experiences and become captivated by their adventures! CHECK THIS OUT!
Sat Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2007Rating:4.0
Purchased as a gift for a Medical M patient, I was ever so slightly disappointed in volume 3 as BBB1 and BBB2 (which the recipient already had) seemed to cover a wider variety of strains from a greater number of breeders. I get the feeling the writers traveled to fewer locations to discuss and photograph varieties That said, I can also say that the strains discussed were generally not discussed in previous volumes and this volume has followed the successful formulae of the first two volumes and improved subtly, while effectively widening the base of described strains. The more consistent notations about the various medical values of each variety is an extremely welcome addition and one that I wish would be the basis of a similar book all its own. A "medical big book", if you will. The only thing I could ask for is the kind of information that is not easily gained: each strain's amounts of CBD and CBN vs THC, etc so individuals who need specific "non-high" cannabinoids for treatment of various conditions can learn which strains are best for their ailment, be it epilepsy, MS, glaucoma, crohns, asthma/COPD, arthritis/chronic pain, depression, or chronic nausea. The manufacture is good quality and the softcover binding of this series holds up to repeated use as a reference. It's entirely full color on coated stock, and has impressive phototgraphs, as do the previous volumes. Overall, this book is mostly accurate and a useful addition to a patient's or caregiver's library, while nicely complementing the previous volumes. It is highly recommended as a solid reference for those whose needs are critical.
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