On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN 10: 9781393352914
ISBN 13: 139335291X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

A cocky Scot, an innocent pole dancer and a penthouse apartment with a view. What could go wrong? To escape her difficult past Sasha jumps into an opportunity of managing the sale of the stylish, up market apartment. All of this sounds like a dream, but no one has ever mentioned the arrogant, mouthy Scottish god that lives next door. The problem is that Dexter isn't just good looking, he is also a fist-clenching, heart-pounding, fervent hot man, who makes her heart flutter uncontrollably. She hates his cock-sure attitude. With the talent, of melting women's panties off at a glance, he thinks he can have Sasha too. Well, he couldn't be more wrong. Sasha would rather eat dirt than sleep with him. He vows not to fall for her, but their scorching attraction proves impossible to ignore...

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.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 1101140372
ISBN 13: 9781101140376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

Step into a whole new world in the first Novel of the Edge from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series. The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny... Rose Drayton thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out the way she’d planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have Rose (and her power). But when a flood of creatures hungry for magic invade the Edge, Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them—or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

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.

At the Edge

At the Edge
Author: Larry Verstraete
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0545273358
ISBN 13: 9780545273350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Edge Book Review:

Collects more than twenty true stories of people facing critical life or death decisions, including a man saving someone in the path of an oncoming train, a tragic mountainclimbing accident, and a family caught in a tsunami.

Ana on the Edge

Ana on the Edge
Author: A. J. Sass
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0316458635
ISBN 13: 9780316458634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ana on the Edge Book Review:

Perfect for fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World: a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary character 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: Rafael Chirbes
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-25
ISBN 10: 0811222853
ISBN 13: 9780811222853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

On the Edge is a monumental fresco of a brutal contemporary Spain in free fall On the Edge opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain—a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban—his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a “friend,” and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban’s raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage—soloists stepping forth from the choir—and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss. Chirbes alternates this choir of voices with a majestic third-person narration, injecting a profound and moving lyricism and offering the hope that a new vitality can emerge from the putrid swamps. On the Edge, even as it excoriates, pulsates with robust life, and its rhythmic, torrential style marks the novel as an indelible masterpiece.

World on the Edge

World on the Edge
Author: Lester Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 113654075X
ISBN 13: 9781136540752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World on the Edge Book Review:

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

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.

City on the Edge

City on the Edge
Author: David Swinson
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 0316528552
ISBN 13: 9780316528559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City on the Edge Book Review:

An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family in this thrilling novel from "one of the best dialogue hounds in the business" (New York Times Book Review). 1972, Beirut, Lebanon. Young American Matthew lives with his father, a rising foreign service attache, and mother, in an exclusive community of ex-patriots. It is the summer Matthew becomes a teenager, falls in love, nearly dies, and watches his family, and the city, fall apart. It is in this world of Western schemers and local merchants, of hoodlums and politicians, that Matthew begins to solve the mystery of who his father really is, and what role he is really playing in the upheaval that is shaking the city loose of its old, civilized and way and ushering in a new and frightening radicalism. This is the story of a boy and a family, besieged. Intimate in scope and wrenching in its vision of lost innocence, City on the Edge is a mystery and spy story from the past, and a coming of age story for our time.

Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge
Author: Han Nolan
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 0544612388
ISBN 13: 9780544612389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing on the Edge Book Review:

The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. Twelve-year-old Miracle McCloy never liked the story of her remarkable birth, but her grandmother Gigi has always loved telling it. An expert in occult magic, Gigi insists that when Miracle was saved from her dead mother’s womb, it was an omen of greatness to come. But how can Miracle become a prodigy like her father when sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist? When her father suddenly vanishes without a trace, Miracle’s life starts feeling less miraculous by the day. The only time she feels whole is when she’s dancing—an activity her grandmother strictly forbids. But shortly after her thirteenth birthday, a life-threatening incident puts her whole world in a harsh new light. And though she does not emerge unscathed, Miracle might finally see the truth about her past, her family, and herself. “Extraordinary . . . Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Elaborately drawn characters that will surprise readers at every turn . . . Compelling.” —Booklist (starred review)

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.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Markus Werner
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1590176529
ISBN 13: 9781590176528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

A psychological drama with a masterful, pulse-quickening plot revolving around two seemingly very different men, who have more in common than they know. Thomas Clarin is a divorce lawyer whose profession has fostered a deep and abiding distrust of marriage, preferring instead to "play the field." Thomas Loos is a somber widower intensely mourning his wife's death. With Clarin's flirtatious, roving eye and Loos's complete disenchantment with the world around him, it would seem these men had nothing in common. But after a fateful meeting in a crowded Swiss restaurant, the two strike up a conversation that unearths unnerving coincidences. With brilliant ease, Werner's meticulously rendered story begins quietly at first, then grabs its reader, refusing to let go. On the Edge, widely acclaimed by reviewers as a treasure of contemporary German literature, has been published in 15 different countries, and has sold over 400,000 copies in Germany alone since its publication in 2004.

Leading at The Edge

Leading at The Edge
Author: Dennis Perkins,Margaret Holtman,Jillian Murphy
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 0814431615
ISBN 13: 9780814431610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading at The Edge Book Review:

Drawing on the amazing story of a polar exploration team’s survival against all odds, author Dennis N. T. Perkins demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Part adventure tale and part leadership guide, Leading at the Edge uncovers what the legendary Antarctic adventure of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of twenty-seven polar explorers can teach us about bringing order to chaos through true leadership. Among other skills, you’ll learn how to instill optimism while staying grounded in reality, step up to risks worth taking, consistently reinforce your team message, set a personal example, find things to celebrate, laugh small things off, and--even in the face of extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation--never give up.The book’s second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott, which transcend the one-hundred-plus years since their historic race to the South Pole to help today’s leaders learn valuable lessons about the meaning of true success.

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.

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge
Author: James Aronson,João Santos Pereira,Juli G. Pausas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2009-04-22
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080857827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge Book Review:

In addition, Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge offers ten site profiles written by local experts that present an in-depth vision of cork oak woodlands across a range of biophysical, historical, and cultural contexts, with 16 pages of full-color photos that illustrate the tree, agro-silvopastoral systems, products, resident biodiversity, and more."--Pub. desc.

Standing at the Edge

Standing at the Edge
Author: Joan Halifax
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1250101360
ISBN 13: 9781250101365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standing at the Edge Book Review:

"Joan Halifax is a clearheaded and fearless traveler and in this book...she offers us a map of how to travel courageously and fruitfully, for our own benefit and the benefit of all beings." —From the foreword by Rebecca Solnit Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience. Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom—and how we can transform our experience of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others. Halifax has identified five psychological territories she calls Edge States—altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement—that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in Halifax's groundbreaking research on compassion, Standing at the Edge is destined to become a contemporary classic. A powerful guide on how to find the freedom we seek for others and ourselves, it is a book that will serve us all.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Kenneth Koch
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0375711201
ISBN 13: 9780375711206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

In paperback for the first time: Kenneth Koch’s six masterly, groundbreaking longer poems, which contain some of the poet’s most original work, full of exclamation and exaggeration but graced as well with dry wit and sophistication. Together they serve as the companion volume to the highly praised Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch.

Dancing on the Edge of the Roof A Novel the basis for the film Juanita

Dancing on the Edge of the Roof  A Novel  the basis for the film Juanita
Author: Sheila Williams
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 030751921X
ISBN 13: 9780307519214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing on the Edge of the Roof A Novel the basis for the film Juanita Book Review:

“Dancing on the Edge of the Roof kept my heart and mind dancing through the pages. Sheila Williams, with her talent for detailed storytelling, expertly takes the reader on a poignant and humorous quest for self.”—Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author of Read Between the Lies At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a place that seems about as far away from the violence and poverty of the Columbus, Ohio, projects as the moon. She wants adventure and excitement—if such things exist for a pre-menopausal African American woman with three grown, deadbeat children. Juanita’s new life in Paper Moon, Montana, begins at a local diner where a culinary face-off with chef and owner Jess Gardiner finds Juanita in front of Jess’s stove serving up home cookin’ that lures the townsfolk like a magic spell. And suddenly Juanita, who was just passin’ through, now has a job by popular demand. Out here in this wide-open space, Juanita’s heart can no longer hide, especially when she sees herself through the eyes of the wonderful and eccentric people of this down-to-earth town. She’s happy in Paper Moon; she’s found a home, but can she stay? And then there’s Jess. She has always dreamed of romance, but she never planned on falling in love.

On the Edge of Gone

On the Edge of Gone
Author: Corinne Duyvis
Publsiher: Amulet Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 9781419719035
ISBN 13: 1419719033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge of Gone Book Review:

A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature's boldest new talents. January 29, 2035. That's the day the comet is scheduled to hit--the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise's drug-addicted mother is going, they'll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter--a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she'll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?