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.
"Explains the clash between Islam and the West"
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.
"Mostly for Those Already in the Choir"
In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances but how we perceive and respond to them that governs our reality.
What would you do if you ever encountered a spirit or otherworldly entity? Do you think you would flee the scene, screaming as you put as much distance between you and the unknown? Or would you try your hardest to communicate with the entity? The idea of ghosts and spirits is not a new concept. Records of ghosts have been reported since the beginnings of civilization as we know it. But nothing prepares you for the moment you eventually come face to face with a paranormal entity.
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.
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!!!"
Because Israel has contributed so much to all of us, what was once just an Israelite culture has grown to become what is by and large an inherited world culture. As the scriptures promised to Abraham, "I will make your descendants countless as the dust of the earth; if anyone could count the dust upon the ground, then he could count your descendants." I believe that this scripture does hold true.
"What a great deal, two life changing books!!!"
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"
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.
It was the last thing he pondered on before he took one last glance at the pyramid, and closed his eyes. But then - a shriek, accompanied by shouting and screaming. It snapped him out of his sleepy mood right away. What was making those sounds? He had to investigate.
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"
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.
"'We Couldn't Believe Our Eyes': A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found" is from the November 12, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by William J. Broad and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Boko Haram Rages in Nigeria, but the World’s Eyes Are Elsewhere" is from the September 22, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dionne Searcey and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"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.
"France Will Party under the Watchful Eyes of 90,000 Security Guards" is from the June 8, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
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!