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Why Marines fight by Brady, James, 1928-2009.

Why Marines fight

As the war in Iraq continues, the idea of being a soldier in wartime is of interest to many Americans. Why Marines Fight by James Brady is a ruthlessly candid book told in the words of U.S. Marines themselves, who answer provocative questions about what drives them to fight and why so competently and ferociously.For more than two centuries, U.S. Marines have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. This pounding look into the U.S. Marines is magnificent in scope and is writt

Sep 26, 2014
Why gender matters what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences by Sax, Leonard.

Why gender matters what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences

Are boys and girls really that different? In the past twenty years, an avalanche of research has shown that sex differences are more significant than anybody guessed. Gender differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. Dr. Leonard Sax addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations.

Sep 26, 2014
Why geese don't get obese (and we do) [how evolution's strategies for survival affect our everyday lives] by Widmaier, Eric P.

Why geese don't get obese (and we do) [how evolution's strategies for survival affect our everyday lives]

Imagine being able to consume 250,000 calories daily without gaining weight. If you had the metabolism of a shrew you could. And while most of us can't hold our breath for more than a few minutes, the Weddell seal can remain under water for a full 75 minutes! Through many amazing examples, Why Geese Don't Get Obese discusses the mechanisms humans and other creatures have evolved to gauge their need for food; gather water and oxygen; circulate blood; regulate body temperature; respond to stress

Sep 26, 2014
Why don't students like school? a cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom by Willingham, Daniel T.

Why don't students like school? a cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom

Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television programs, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test?Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers. This book will help teachers improve their prac

Sep 26, 2014
Why does he do that? inside the minds of angry and controlling men by Bancroft, Lundy.

Why does he do that? inside the minds of angry and controlling men

He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and to change your life. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship. You will learn about:-The early warning signs-Ten abusive personality types-The role of drugs and alcohol-What you can fix, and what you can't-

Sep 26, 2014
Why do they act that way? a survival guide to the adolescent brain for you and your teen by Walsh, David Allen.

Why do they act that way? a survival guide to the adolescent brain for you and your teen

Even smart kids do stupid things. It's a simple fact of life. No one makes it through the teenage years unscathed-not the teens, not their parents. But now there's expert help for both generations in this groundbreaking new guide for surviving the drama of adolescence.In WHY Do They Act That Way? nationally renowned, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientifi

Sep 26, 2014
Why can't I get better? solving the mystery of Lyme & chronic disease by Horowitz, Richard I., author.

Why can't I get better? solving the mystery of Lyme & chronic disease

You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic every disease process, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions like MS, psychiatric conditions like depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia. It is called the "Great Imitator," and inaccurate testing-combined with a fierce, ongoing debate that questions chronic infection-makes it difficult for sufferers to find effective care.

Sep 26, 2014
Why businessmen need philosophy by Rand, Ayn.

Why businessmen need philosophy

"Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth," wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism, and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism, and collectivism (which dominate our universities), destroy that freedom. Other essays in this volume will he

Sep 26, 2014
Why business people speak like idiots a bullfighter's guide by Fugere, Brian.

Why business people speak like idiots a bullfighter's guide

"This is just the kind of synergistic, customer-centric, upsell-driven, out-of-the-box, customizable, strategically tactical, best-of-breed thought leadership that will help our clients track to true north. Let's fly this up the flagpole and see where the pushback is." It's Monday. Time to hit the pause button on your personality and get ready for the next meeting because, for the next five days, we'll be speaking the language of business. And, from bloated jargon and monotonous memos to syrupy

Sep 26, 2014
Why beautiful people have more daughters from dating, shopping, and praying to going to war and becoming a billionaire---two evolutionary psychologists explain why we do what we do by Miller, Alan S.

Why beautiful people have more daughters from dating, shopping, and praying to going to war and becoming a billionaire---two evolutionary psychologists explain why we do what we do

A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives.Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study-one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human

Sep 26, 2014
Whose body? by Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.

Whose body?

Sayers's most renowned amateur detective, the engaging and amusing Lord Peter Wimsey, sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing a golden pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes that will hold the listener spellbound with anticipation. Dorothy L. Sayers, long considered one of the top mys

Sep 26, 2014
Whose body? by Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.

Whose body?

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder-especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath

Sep 26, 2014
Whoreson the story of a ghetto pimp by Goines, Donald, 1937-1974, author.

Whoreson the story of a ghetto pimp

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture.||After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.||Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, h

Sep 26, 2014
Whole rethinking the science of nutrition by Campbell, T. Colin, 1934-

Whole rethinking the science of nutrition

What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine. Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn't nearly sufficient to explain the effect

Sep 26, 2014
Whole an honest look at the holes in your life and how to let God fill them by Whittle, Lisa.

Whole an honest look at the holes in your life and how to let God fill them

How to get past whatevers holding you backand start living a whole new story. We all have holes in our livesthose things we lament about ourselves. Those things we allow to define us in ways we dont like. Those things that keep us from living the life God wants for us. But what if you discovered that the holes in your life are really the things that will ultimately make you . . . well, whole? Author and communicator Lisa Whittle knows this all too well. When her world was rocked to the core in a

Sep 26, 2014
Who's your mummy? by Stine, R. L.

Who's your mummy?

Abby and Peter's uncle knows a lot about Egyptian pyramids, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb. Do other secrets lurk inside Uncle Jonathan's house? MUM's the word!

Sep 26, 2014
Who's who in the age of Jesus by Vermès, Géza, 1924-2013.

Who's who in the age of Jesus

Though the New Testament gospels are some of the most extraordinary documents ever written, the picture they provide of Jesus's world is a very partial one. This remarkable work paints a comprehensive and colorful picture of the world that Jesus knew. From detailed, convincing portraits of John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Jesus himself, and other key figures, to the Jewish and Hellenistic leaders often ignored in scripture, Who's Who in the Age of Jesus is a critical, in-depth look at on

Sep 26, 2014
Who's pushing your buttons? [handling the difficult people in your life] by Townsend, John Sims, 1952-

Who's pushing your buttons? [handling the difficult people in your life]

Button-pushers come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: Their behavior drives us crazy and makes us dream of ways to escape the mess were in. The person who pushes your buttons is likely someone who matters to youa spouse, a parent, a boss, a fellow church member. Almost always the difficult person is connected to you by blood, love, faith, or money, so you cant just end the relationship without causing pain and upheaval in your life. Our friends and todays culture will o

Sep 26, 2014
Who's on first a Blackford Oakes mystery by Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.

Who's on first a Blackford Oakes mystery

It's 1956, and the cold war is hot. Hungary has just fallen, and Blackford Oakes is back from Budapest, puzzling over a betrayal and mourning a tragedy he couldn't prevent. But in Washington, all attention is focused on the race to put the first satellite in space. Ironically, Russia and America each have the secrets the other needs to succeed. The solution: kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put the U.S. in the lead. Blackford Oakes is in charge, unaware that KGB spymast

Sep 26, 2014
Who's afraid of post-blackness? by Touré, 1971-

Who's afraid of post-blackness?

A provocative look at what it means to be Black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, NY Gov David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove and others. A memoir of the racist and racial incidents that have shaped Toure's life. William Pope.L, and Rashid Johnson.

Sep 26, 2014