Groups: A Counseling Specialty by Samuel T. Gladding Requirements: .PDF reader, 7.5 MB Overview: Groups: A Counseling Specialty is a comprehensive look at groups, covering the history of group work, the dynamics of groups, leadership in groups, ethical issues in groups, multicultural aspects of groups, stages of group development, groups across the life span, and the theoretical basis for working with groups. The coverage is current, the style is clear and interesting, and the book challenges students to reflect on what they have learned, as well as on their own experiences in groups. The new edition of Gladding’s Groups includes over 120 new references; chapter overviews; brief introductory stories; a new appendix on self-help group organizations; and new material and updates throughout, including additions that focus on social justice, creativity (particularly the work of Keith Sawyer), different specialty groups throughout the lifespan, technology and group work, brief groups, and groups for older adults. Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Side Effects by Nikki Crescent Requirements: .ePUB reader, 114 KB Overview: Eldrid has spent the past eight years in a wheelchair, struggling to come to terms with his lower body paralysis. He lost so much in that car accident, but now he has an opportunity to have it all back in the form of a new drug trial: ten pills to be taken over ten days, designed to repair the spinal cord. Eldrid can’t sign up fast enough.
But the drug has serious side effects. After the first day, two men who took the first pill are hospitalized, so Dr. Lafontaine decides to end the trial for everyone. But after that first pill, Eldrid has feeling in his toes. He can’t let the amazing chance slip away, so he starts taking the pills behind his doctor’s back: one pill each day. And each day, more feeling comes back to his body. But something else is happening: certain body parts are beginning to shrink, and some soft lumps are beginning to form. Genre: Fiction > Erotic Transgender
3 Novels by Shaun David Hutchinson Requirements: ePUB Reader, 11.1 MB Overview: Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans. He is the author of We Are the Ants, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, The Deathday Letter, fml, and the editor of the anthology Violent Ends. He currently lives in South Florida with his dog and watches way too much Doctor Who. Genre: Children/Young Adult, LGBT
We Are the Ants From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to. After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived. Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts. But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all. But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.
At the Edge of the Universe Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy–that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.
The Borgias’ Spy: An unputdownable, gripping thriller by Andrea Frediani Requirements: .ePUB reader, 632 KB Overview: 1497. Pope Alexander VI Borgia is perfecting his plans for the control of Italy when a heinous crime deprives him of one of the people dearest to him. All of Rome is mobilised to discover the perpetrator but a strange series of coincidences means famous court painter Pinturicchio finds himself on the front line.
To shed light on a murder that has cut the papacy to the quick, Pinturicchio is assisted by the city’s most established artists, from Michelangelo Buonarroti and Filippino Lippi to Piermatteo d’Amelia and Perugino. The Borgias have so many enemies that the list of suspects grows by the day, but a masked man may be the key witness to the crime – or even its perpetrator…
Andrea Frediani brings one of the most famous cold cases in history to life in this thrilling tale of intrigue and deceit set in Renaissance Rome.
What Amazon reviewers are saying about The Borgias’ Spy: Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia by Rebecca Pinner Requirements: .PDF reader, 18.7 MB Overview: Longlisted for the Katharine Briggs Award 2016 St Edmund, king and martyr, supposedly killed by Danes (or “Vikings”) in 869, was one of the pre-eminent saints of the middle ages; his cult was favoured and patronised by several English kings, and gave rise to a rich array of visual, literary, musical and political artefacts. This study explores the development of devotion to St Edmund, from its first flourishing in the ninth century to the eve of the Reformation. It explores a series of key questions: how, why and when did the cult develop? Who was responsible for its promotion and dissemination? To which groups and individuals did St Edmund appeal? How did this evolve over time? Using as evidence a range of textual and visual treasures from the Anglo-Saxon king’s erstwhile kingdom and later cultic heartland, Norfolk and Suffolk, the study draws on sources and approaches from a variety of disciplines (literature, art history, social history and anthropology) to elucidate the social, cultural and political dynamics of cult construction. Dr Rebecca Pinner is a Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia. Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Secret Language of Cells: What Biological Conversations Tell Us About the Brain-Body Connection, the Future of Medicine, and Life Itself by Jon Lieff MD, Narrated by George Newbern Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 540.9 MB Overview: Your cells are talking about you.
Right now, both your inner and outer worlds are abuzz with chatter among living cells of every possible kind – from those in your body and brain to those in the environment around you. From electrical alerts to chemical codes, the greatest secret of modern biology, hiding in plain sight, is that all of life’s activity boils down to one thing: conversation.
While cells are commonly considered the building block of living things, it is actually the communication between cells that brings us to life, controlling our bodies and brains, determining whether we are healthy or sick, and directly influencing how we think, feel, and behave.
In The Secret Language of Cells, doctor and neuroscientist Jon Lieff lets us listen in on these conversations, and reveals their significance for everything from mental health to cancer. He explains the surprising science of how very different cells – bacteria and brain cells, blood cells and viruses – all speak the same language. This overarching principle has been long overlooked because scientific journals use impenetrable jargon that makes it hard to be understood across disciplines, much less by the general public.
Lieff presents a fascinating and accessible look into cellular communication science – a groundbreaking and comprehensive exploration of this biological phenomenon. In these pages, discover the intriguing lives of cells as they ask questions, get answers, give feedback, gather information, call for each other, and make complex decisions. During infections, immune T-cells tell brain cells that we should “feel sick” and lie down. Cancer cells warn their community about immune and microbe attacks. Gut cells talk with microbes to determine which are friends and which are enemies, and microbes talk with each other and with much more complicated human cells in ways that determine which medicines work and which will fail.
With applications for immunity, chronic pain, weight loss, depression, cancer treatment, and virtually every aspect of health and biology, cellular communication is revolutionizing our understanding not just of disease, but of life itself. The Secret Language of Cells is required listening for anyone interested in following the conversation. Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Pediatric Disease and Treatment (Free) v3.6.7 (SAP) (Premium) Requirements: 5.0 and up Overview: This application dedicated to giving you the best possible information to help you make educated decisions on your health care needs
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Motivational Nudges to Empower Your Life by Eldon Taylor , Ravinder Taylor Requirements: .ePUB reader, 464 KB Overview: For many people, self-help is simply a tool used for addressing a specific issue. They fix the issue and then they move on. For some people though, self-help is more of a journey, a constant striving for higher goals, a search for ways to unleash all of their inner potential. These are the people who know the real secret to success, regardless of whether that success means career or academic achievements, relationship, sports, body image, or spirituality.”How high is up?” has long been the slogan of authors Eldon and Ravinder Taylor. Motivational Nudges is full of insightful nuggets that will inspire you not only to ask this question too, but to also put action behind your dreams. Also included is a complete resource guide that will jump start your self-help journey. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, Volume 2: Since 1865 by Michael P. Johnson Requirements: .PDF reader, 5.3 MB Overview: With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this popular two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in an accessible way. Expertly edited by Michael Johnson, co-author of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and will fit into any syllabus. Genre: Non-Fiction > History
I Believe by Eldon Taylor Requirements: .ePUB reader, 931 KB Overview: What is the foundation underpinning success in all areas of life? Is there a blueprint? What if you learned that your beliefs were the very cornerstones that supported success, and that having a few of these could give rise to success in some areas while complete failure in others? Would you choose to build a stronger overall foundation?
Very few people today doubt the power of positive thinking. We all know that if we expect to fail, then failure is inevitably what we get, and there is also the issue of the mind/body connection—science is repeatedly demonstrating the power of mind and belief to heal. What you believe can and does have a huge impact on the quality of your life—from success in business to success in relationships, from your ability to learn and master new subjects to your ability to heal your own body. But have you ever stopped to consider your own beliefs—to truly examine them and decide for yourself if they are serving you or sabotaging you? Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy