When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
"This Series Rocks"
Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.
"A history of the world before the West mattered"
From the author's monthly Scientific American columns. An eclectic, inspiring collection exploring a broad range of scientific thought from best-selling author and celebrated skeptic Michael Shermer.
Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of 13. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment - and by a seeing world.
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at any age. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves.
"Great book for parents"
In this eye-opening handbook, the internationally noted speaker, economics expert, and bestselling author, Noreen Hertz, reveals the extent to which the biggest decisions in our lives are often made on the basis of flawed information, weak assumptions, corrupted data, insufficient scrutiny of others, and a lack of self-knowledge. To avert such disasters, Hertz persuasively argues, we need to become empowered decision-makers, capable of making high-stakes choices and holding accountable those who advise us.
In telling this story, I am not interested in taking any side. I just want to tell the story of how one small nation and a small group of people have had the tenacity and courage to defy the odds and preserve an ancient culture that has become the epicenter of not just conflict but religion, philosophy and human society as a whole.
Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as 'The Greatest' heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him 'Dad'. They are all here in this book - 50 men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned 'Sportsman of the Century': Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; and more.
"He was Great...BUT!!!"
"India’s Richest Woman Eyes the Art World" is from the March 10, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kelly Crow and narrated by Paul Ryden.
A Pair of Blue Eyes: Published in 1873 "A Pair of Blue eyes" describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Reflecting Hardy's meeting and romance with his wife Emma he spoke of it as one of his favourite books.
"Double the pleasure"
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking, especially as he's trying to make every neighborhood dog his own personal squeaky toy or wailing in panic on a car trip? In Duffy's World, curious humans finally have the chance to find out. Duffy is an Australian Shepherd with an unquenchable thirst for new experiences - that often get him into trouble. In this quirky memoir, Duffy reveals his thoughts about his most significant life events.
In My Mind, by Adonya Wong, explores the inner world of an autistic child - the world that no one else can see.
Baxter sees God's world through his eyes and wants to spread that joy!
"Beer Ads That Portray Women as Consumers, Not Eye Candy" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Zach Schonbrun and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Islamic faith is becoming increasingly topical as time goes by. It's in the news constantly, yet many people are clueless as to the circumstances under which the religion began. This audiobook is designed to offer the context of the history of Islam from its inception, keeping the main focus on its more focalized radical forms.
"Eyes on Kennedy, Women Tell Supreme Court Why Abortion Was Right for Them" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Liptak and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Nabokov’s fourth novel, The Eye, is as much a farcical detective story as it is a profoundly refractive tale about the vicissitudes of identities and appearances. Smurov, a lovelorn, excruciatingly self-conscious Russian émigré living in pre-war Berlin, commits suicide after being humiliated by a jealous husband, only to suffer even greater indignities in the afterlife as he searches for proof of his existence among fellow émigrés who are too distracted to pay him any heed.
"Ego vero, ergo sum"
During our study of the Titanic catastrophe it became clear to us that the leadership lessons from the Titanic clearly apply to businesses today as much as they did to the ships at this iconic event more than 100 years ago. This book will draw parallels between the Titanic catastrophe and today's contemporary business world. As our reader will hopefully see, there are many lessons to be learned by today's business practitioners.
The Eye in the Door is the richly deserving winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, the second volume in Pat Barker's brilliant Regeneration Trilogy. Written with immense power, it is the story not just of one young man suffering from the trauma of war, but of a generation condemned to the unending slaughter of the trenches.
The novelist Susan Goodman, herself a child of the Second World War, wanted to commemorate and celebrate the experiences of a special generation before they were lost to history. When she appealed for stories, she was overwhelmed by the response. This remarkable book is the result, a rich tapestry of the dramatic, amusing, poignant and everyday during the 20th century's greatest conflict, through a child's eyes.
"Excellent Personal Perspectives"