An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy. Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics.
Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four.
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。
In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
On a trip to Florida to visit her widowed mother, Winnie learns that when it comes to the Wilde women, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Her spirited elderly mother wants to remarry but the groom's family objects. A handsome doctor is just the medicine Winnie needs for family-induced headaches.
Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the leading theoretical paradigms of international relations have something to say about regional order, a comprehensive treatment of this subject is missing from the literature. This book suggests that cross-paradigmatic engagement on regional orders can be valuable if it can generate theoretically innovative, testable propositions and policy-relevant ideas. The book brings together scholars from the dominant IR perspectives aiming to explain the regional order issue through multidimensional and multi-causal pathways and seeking meeting points between them.
Using insights from IR theory, the contributors offer policy-relevant ideas which may benefit conflict-ridden regions of the world.