On Edge

On Edge
Author: Andrea Petersen
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 0553418580
ISBN 13: 9780553418583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. Woven into Petersen’s personal story is a fascinating look at the biology of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that might point the way to new treatments. She compares psychoactive drugs to non-drug treatments, including biofeedback and exposure therapy. And she explores the role that genetics and the environment play in mental illness, visiting top neuroscientists and tracing her family history—from her grandmother, who, plagued by paranoia, once tried to burn down her own house, to her young daughter, in whom Petersen sees shades of herself. Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: Andrea Petersen
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0553418572
ISBN 13: 9780553418576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

An account of living with anxiety, coupled with reportage on the science of anxiety disorders.

Woman on the Edge

Woman on the Edge
Author: Samantha M. Bailey
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1982160543
ISBN 13: 9781982160548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman on the Edge Book Review:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps… In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she’s just become a murder suspect. To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too. Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Claude Martin
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 177164141X
ISBN 13: 9781771641418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

In 1972, The Limits to Growth introduced the idea that world resources are limited. Soon after, people became aware of the threats to the world’s rainforests, the biggest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity and essential regulators of global air and water cycles. Since that time, new research and technological advances have greatly increased our knowledge of how rainforests are being affected by changing patterns of resource use. Increasing concern about climate change has made it more important than ever to understand the state of the world’s tropical forests. This book provides an up-to-date picture of the health of the world’s tropical forests. Claude Martin, an eminent scientist and conservationist, integrates information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health throughout the world. He explains how urbanization, an increasingly global economy, and a worldwide demand for biofuels put new pressure on rainforest land. He examines the policies and market forces that have successfully preserved forests in some areas and discusses the economic benefits of protected areas. Using evidence from ice core records and past forest cover patterns, he predicts the most likely effects of climate change. Claude Martin brings his wealth of experience as an ecologist, director of the WWF, and advistor to various conservation organizations to bear on the latest research from around the world. Contributions from eight leading experts provide additional insight.

Discipleship on the Edge

Discipleship on the Edge
Author: Darrell W. Johnson
Publsiher: Regent College Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781573832120
ISBN 13: 157383212X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discipleship on the Edge Book Review:

Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. Darrell W. Johnson serves as Scholar-in-Residence at The Way Church and Canadian Church Leaders Network in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of congregations in North America and the Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Teaching Fellow at Regent College. His other books include Experiencing the Trinity and Fifty-Seven Words That Change The World.

Capitalism on Edge

Capitalism on Edge
Author: Albena Azmanova
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 0231530609
ISBN 13: 9780231530606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism on Edge Book Review:

The wake of the financial crisis has inspired hopes for dramatic change and stirred visions of capitalism’s terminal collapse. Yet capitalism is not on its deathbed, utopia is not in our future, and revolution is not in the cards. In Capitalism on Edge, Albena Azmanova demonstrates that radical progressive change is still attainable, but it must come from an unexpected direction. Azmanova’s new critique of capitalism focuses on the competitive pursuit of profit rather than on forms of ownership and patterns of wealth distribution. She contends that neoliberal capitalism has mutated into a new form—precarity capitalism—marked by the emergence of a precarious multitude. Widespread economic insecurity ails the 99 percent across differences in income, education, and professional occupation; it is the underlying cause of such diverse hardships as work-related stress and chronic unemployment. In response, Azmanova calls for forging a broad alliance of strange bedfellows whose discontent would challenge not only capitalism’s unfair outcomes but also the drive for profit at its core. To achieve this synthesis, progressive forces need to go beyond the old ideological certitudes of, on the left, fighting inequality and, on the right, increasing competition. Azmanova details reforms that would enable a dramatic transformation of the current system without a revolutionary break. An iconoclastic critique of left orthodoxy, Capitalism on Edge confronts the intellectual and political impasses of our time to discern a new path of emancipation.

City on Edge

City on Edge
Author: Kate Bird
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781771643139
ISBN 13: 1771643137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City on Edge Book Review:

A collection of photographs documenting the moments Vancouver stood up, took to the streets, rallied for change, or exploded in anger.

A World on Edge

A World on Edge
Author: Daniel Schönpflug
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1627797610
ISBN 13: 9781627797610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World on Edge Book Review:

The story of the aftermath of World War I, a transformative time when a new world seemed possible—told from the vantage of people, famous and ordinary, who lived through the turmoil November 1918. The Great War has left Europe in ruins, but with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age: new politics, new societies, new art and culture, new thinking. The struggle to determine the future has begun. Sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, whose son died in the war, is translating sorrow and loss into art. Captain Harry Truman is running a men’s haberdashery in Kansas City, hardly expecting he will soon go bankrupt—and then become president of the United States. Moina Michael is about to invent the “remembrance poppy,” a symbol of sacrifice that will stand for generations to come. Meanwhile Virginia Woolf is questioning whether that sacrifice was worth it, and George Grosz is so revolted by the violence on the streets of Berlin that he decides everything is meaningless. For rulers and revolutionaries, a world of power and privilege is dying—while for others, a dream of overthrowing democracy is being born. With novelistic virtuosity, Daniel Schönpflug describes this watershed time as it was experienced on the ground—open-ended, unfathomable, its outcome unclear. Combining a multitude of acutely observed details, Schönpflug shows us a world suspended between enthusiasm and disappointment, in which the window of opportunity was suddenly open, only to quickly close shut again.

Exam Prep for On Edge

Exam Prep for  On Edge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exam Prep for On Edge Book Review:

Mirror s Edge Impostors Book 3

Mirror s Edge  Impostors  Book 3
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1338151614
ISBN 13: 9781338151619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirror s Edge Impostors Book 3 Book Review:

The danger rises and the deception grows in the heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Impostors series! Frey's return to the city of her birth isn't going to be an easy one. She and her love Col must surge on new faces and bodies in order to infiltrate Shreve by dropping from the sky and landing undetected. Frey's sister Rafi -- no longer a twin in features, but still a twin by birth -- is the wild card. Are the sisters on the same side . . . or are they playing to their own agendas? If their father is deposed from Shreve, who will take control? And what other forces may be waiting in the wings? Mirror's Edge is another brilliant blockbuster from one of the greatest speculative writers YA fiction has ever seen, set within the world of Uglies . . . and about to converge with Uglies in a spectacular way.

Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge
Author: Johnjoe McFadden,Jim Al-Khalili
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0307986829
ISBN 13: 9780307986825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on the Edge Book Review:

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences.

Ana on the Edge

Ana on the Edge
Author: A. J. SASS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 9780316458627
ISBN 13: 0316458627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ana on the Edge Book Review:

For fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary ice skater navigating a binary world. Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid. So, when Ana learns that next season's program will be princess themed, doubt forms fast. Still, Ana tries to focus on training and putting together a stellar routine worthy of national success. Once Ana meets Hayden, a transgender boy new to the rink, thoughts about the princess program and gender identity begin to take center stage. And when Hayden mistakes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn't correct him and finds comfort in this boyish identity when he's around. As their friendship develops, Ana realizes that it's tricky juggling two different identities on one slippery sheet of ice. And with a major competition approaching, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Alison Levine
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 145554485X
ISBN 13: 9781455544851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

FOREWORD BY LEGENDARY DUKE BASKETBALL COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments. Both settings require you to be able to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival -and the survival of your team-depend on it. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, On the Edge provides a framework to help people scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb-be they literal or figurative-by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to grow as a leader.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: Raelyn Drake
Publsiher: Darby Creek ™
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 1541547357
ISBN 13: 9781541547353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

Trevor and Micah set out on what they think will be a fun day of rock climbing and hiking. But after Micah takes a bad fall, injuring himself in the process, the trip is off to a bad start. Things take another turn for the worse when Trevor gets bitten by a snake. The friends know they need to act fast...before their adventure turns deadly.

Street Pharm

Street Pharm
Author: Allison van Diepen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1439120323
ISBN 13: 9781439120323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Street Pharm Book Review:

Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top. But one slip—or one serious competitor—and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly, Ty’s got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It’s about survival.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: Raelyn Drake
Publsiher: Darby Creek Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1541540387
ISBN 13: 9781541540385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

When friends Micah and Trevor skip school to go geocaching and rock climbing in the desert, they face real danger as one sustains a broken arm and the other, a snakebite.

Disability and Contemporary Performance

Disability and Contemporary Performance
Author: Petra Kuppers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136500332
ISBN 13: 9781136500336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Contemporary Performance Book Review:

Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an award-winning artist and theorist, investigates the ways in which disabled performers challenge, change and work with current stereotypes through their work. She explores freak show fantasies and 'medical theatre' as well as live art, webwork, theatre, dance, photography and installations, to cast an entirely new light on contemporary identity politics and aesthetics. This is an outstanding exploration of some of the most pressing issues in performance, cultural and disability studies today, written by a leading practitioner and critic.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: Barbara Fister
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307489019
ISBN 13: 9780307489012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

Konstantin Slovo knows his way through the dark. He knows what it’s like to live on the edge--of tragedy, of sanity, of humanity. A Chicago cop, Slovo’s own life had come violently apart with the shooting death of his partner. Here on the picture-perfect Maine coast, he thought he could outrun his past. But amid the crying of gulls, he has found something even worse. Twenty years ago in Brimsport, Maine, police investigated a ring of sexual predators--and left behind a town seething in secrets and rage. Now children are disappearing from Brimsport--in ways that buckle the knees of hardened investigators...and plunge the town back into a nightmare. Now Slovo, a man who’s already seen too much, must peer into the darkness of a town torn apart by fear...to glimpse the secrets in the shadows--the glitter in a killer’s eyes.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: C. Carr
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-04-09
ISBN 10: 081957242X
ISBN 13: 9780819572424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

Through her engaged and articulate essays in the Village Voice, C. Carr has emerged as the cultural historian of the New York underground and the foremost critic of performance art. On Edge brings together her writings to offer a detailed and insightful history of this vibrant brand of theatre from the late 70s to today. It represents both Carr’s analysis as a critic and her testament as a witness to performances which, by their very nature, can never be repeated. Carr has organized this collection both chronologically and thematically, ranging from the emphasis on bodily manipulation/endurance in the 70s to the underground club scene in New York to an insider’s analysis of the Tompkins Square Riot as a manifestation of the cultural and social conflicts that underlie much of performance art. She examines the transgressive and taboo-shattering work of Ethyl Eichelberger, Karen Finley, and Holly Hughes; documents specific performances by Annie Sprinkle and Lydia Lunch; and maps the development of such artists as Robbie McCauley, Blue Man Group, and John Jesurun. She also describes the “cross-over” phenomenon of the mid-80s and considers the far-right backlash against this mainstreaming as cultural reactionaries sought to curb the influence of these new artists. CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Montano, Chris Burden, G.G Allin, Jean Baudrillard, Patty Hearts, Dan Quayle, Anne Magnouson, John Jesurun, John Kelly, Shu Lea Changvv, Diamanda Galas, Salley May, Rafael Mantanez Ortiz, Sherman Fleming, Kristine Stiles, Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hafedorn, Robbie McCormick, Karen Finley, Poopo Shiraishi, Donna Henes, Holey Hughe, Ela Troyano, Michael Smith, Harry Koipper, John Sex, Nina Jagen, Ethyl Eichelberge, Marina Abramovic, Ulay. Ebook Edition Note: All illustrations have been redacted from the ebook edition.

On Edge

On Edge
Author: Madam.Estate
Publsiher: Madam Estate
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2021-01-21
ISBN 10: 0578502003
ISBN 13: 9780578502007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Edge Book Review:

On Edge is a composition of short stories and poems about socialism, racism, politics, God, love, hate...life and more.