Lexi Darson is an ordinary teenager, leading a normal life, or so she thought… A recent move to Dansville, New York brought new friends, a first romance, and many unforeseen threats. The dreams, the visions, the warnings… are just the beginning for Lexi as the supernatural world comes forth, pulling her into its depths. Lexi has only scratched the surface of this new found realm, when a desperate call for help has her facing an immortal enemy. One that’s out to destroy anyone in his path to get what he wants. As the nightmare ensues, a shocking twist turns the tables, bringing more questions than answers, and the feeling of impending death lingering in the air…
They've got the world at their feet, but have they got what it takes? When Sammy Lieberman joins the National Academy of Dance he soon learns there’s a lot on his plate: overcoming his weak ankles, fighting his father’s determination that he should become a doctor and running from Saturday class to synagogue. But just when Sammy thinks he’s making progress his own feelings confront him with even greater challenges.
Just when Xavier got Patience to understand her place, Chaos came through and destroyed it, with her attacks and challenges. Chaos had been released and didn’t planned on being caged up in Patience’s mind again. She wreaked havoc on the Southern Facility and gather information about her parent’s death from the Supreme Guardian that was there. She set her sights on the next facility and assassin that put the blade in the hand of the Guardian that killed her father.
Chaos was ready to avenge her parent’s death, but the power that the Alpha had over her, killed all the plans that she made. Xavier was at lost for words when Chaos took over Patience’s body. He didn’t know what to suspect or how to control her. He decided to try and bond with Chaos to get in her head, but she got into his and made him a different man and Alpha to his Queen. He became clipped and irritated with everything Patience did. He realized that he was changing for the worse, when his wolf didn’t recognize Patience as his Queen. Matteo is also loose and looking for the Guardians that killed his babies. He went to the Southern Facility and saw the damages that were done. He knew who done it and couldn’t wait to meet his granddaughter. When he met her, he noticed how powerful she was and thought that she would be better with a Guardian. Patience told him the same thing that she had been telling everyone else, Xavier was her Alpha and she wasn’t going nowhere, so she thought. Patience was going through it. Chaos was getting stronger and was ready to take complete control over her. She had been waking up aching and with bruises all over her body. She tried to talk to her Alpha, but he had changed. When her grandfather shines light on a dim situation, Patience transformed into a different person and confronts Xavier in front of the entire family. It hurts her more when she found out that her brothers knew about Xavier secret and didn’t bother to tell her. Not even her favorite, Maxi. Patience was battling a war within herself.
She had to get Chaos under control before she made her lose the only family that she had left. An unknown guest and an enemy of the wolves showed up unexpectedly to protect the Queen from the Guardians that had her on their most wanted list. Their help wasn’t needed. Xavier felt that he was enough to protect her from anything, but who was going to protect her from him. In, It Took a Beast to Tame Her 2, secrets will be revealed, and mates will be found. Will Patience trust Xavier enough to let him in or will she rely on others to protect her? Even if it put her and their unborn child in danger.
Since it was first published in Hebrew in 2000, this provocative book has been garnering acclaim and stirring controversy for its bold reinterpretation of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the Middle Ages, especially in medieval Europe. Looking at a remarkably wide array of source material, Israel Jacob Yuval argues that the inter-religious polemic between Judaism and Christianity served as a substantial component in the mutual formation of each of the two religions. He investigates ancient Jewish Passover rituals; Jewish martyrs in the Rhineland who in 1096 killed their own children; Christian perceptions of those ritual killings; and events of the year 1240, when Jews in northern France and Germany expected the Messiah to arrive.
Looking below the surface of these key moments, Yuval finds that, among other things, the impact of Christianity on Talmudic and medieval Judaism was much stronger than previously assumed and that a "rejection of Christianity" became a focal point of early Jewish identity. Two Nations in Your Womb will reshape our understanding of Jewish and Christian life in late antiquity and over the centuries.
從第一堂課手的解剖開始，到學期末和大體老師面對面， 十堂嚴格又緊繃的解剖課，道盡對生命和身體知識的熱愛…… ●身為大體解剖老師，在母親想簽署捐贈大體同意書時，為什麼強烈反對且痛徹心肺？ ●解剖檯上的大體老師，難道只是學習工具和器官組合嗎？他們也是有故事、有溫度的人！ ●大體老師生前最後的願望是什麼呢？若有機會跟學生面對面對話，他們會想說些什麼呢？ ●大體解剖課在醫學系可說是一門最令人聞風喪膽的課，負責的老師一個比一個凶悍。為什麼這群「活」老師對這群聰明的學生如此嚴格？他們居心何在？ ●解剖學老師連教具都要自己「生」！她在分娩時，叫來陪產的先生回實驗室拿福馬林，趕緊把胎盤保存起來，為的是讓學生能一窺胎盤的究竟。 對醫學以外的人來說，解剖學深奧複雜，對大體是既好奇又害怕。 解剖室裡到底發生了什麼事？醫學生如何忐忑切下第一刀？ 一學期相處下來，大體老師和學生之間產生什麼樣的特殊情感？ 身為解剖課的「活」教師，本書作者串連成長點滴，寫出內心世界，既述說自己在解剖現場的經歷，也描繪了學習過程中醫學生內心的觸動。 作者以平易近人的文字，述說她的經歷與感受，串連著成長的點滴，寫出內心世界，是本不可多得的好書。 大體解剖課是醫學院校裡教學上重要的一環，透過這個過程，學生經由實際的觸碰與觀察，學習身體的構造，由於醫學上的精細發展與分工，再加上臨床醫學上個人化醫療的高度發展，解剖學精細的程度非一般人可以想像。在知識的量上面，它是門令人生畏、讓醫學生痛不欲生的課程。 對於醫學以外的人而言，解剖學深奧複雜，對人體是既好奇又害怕，解剖室裡到底發生了什麼事，到底如何教學，學生到底怎麼學習，切開的人體是否很恐怖？這些總混雜著道聽途說的猜想與流言！ 本書作者大學畢業後因緣際會，進入解剖實習室，成為一位專業的解剖學教師，她從解剖教師的角度分享了實地解剖教學點滴。這是全台灣第一本描述人體實地解剖的書籍，以局部解剖學的方式，描繪解剖的重要點滴。 文章裡除了不少實地解剖細節的描述之外，更將身體構造的細節連結在一般人日常生活上所碰到的狀況或知識上。更特別的是，這本書還呈現了慈濟大學特有人文融合於解剖專業教學作法的描述，描繪了學習過程中同學們心理的觸動，更闡明了這些對醫學教育的意涵。 這是啟蒙醫學生的十堂大體解剖課，也是你不能錯過的人生十堂課。
Meet A.K. Swift, a working-class war veteran and family man who is haunted by visions of nuclear apocalypse. When matters of conscience determine that he can no longer support the State-sponsored institutions that create the machines that threaten the living, A.K.decides to stop paying. Trouble is, he's not a very good tax resister. He forgets to attend the meetings and doesn't bother to fill out the proper forms. Now he worries there may be consequences. From the dustbin of Cold War protest literature, Bradley Smith s The Man Who Saw His Own Liver emerges as a heartfelt meditation on the time problem of the individual against authority. Rooted in libertarian theory and the moribund tradition of American transcendentalism, it is the story of an accidental rebel trembling in comic defiance under the yoke of God and State, and before the face Leviathan of modern Bureaucracy. Smith's writing is animated by a crisp and laconic prose-poetic hum. His is a uniquely personal canvass in which storytelling and gently wrought polemics interweave, seamly, with turns of magical realism coming to rest in that frail, strangely familiar liminal space, where ineffable exaltation and terror transcend the political. Originally conceived and performed for the stage in 1983, The Man Who Saw His Own Liver is presented by Nine-Banded books in novelized form.
It is appended with Smith s short story, Joseph Conrad and the Monster from the Deep. We hope you enjoy it.
The nucleus of the Java(TM) 2 platform, the Java(TM) virtual machine is the technology that enables the Java 2 platform to host applications on any computer or operating system without rewriting or recompiling.
The Java virtual machine is also responsible for the compactness of applications targeting the Java 2 platform, and is the basis for its security capabilities. This book was written by those directly responsible for the design and implementation of the Java virtual machine, and is the complete and definitive specification for the technology. It is an essential reference for writers of compilers for the Java programming language and implementors of the Java virtual machine. This second edition specifies the newest version of the Java virtual machine and provides a fascinating view into the inner workings of the Java 2 platform. In this book you will find comprehensive coverage of the class file format, the hardware, operating system, and implementation-independent binary format for compiled code. The authors fully describe the instruction set of the Java virtual machine. You will find an entire chapter of examples that demonstrate how to compile code written in the Java progr