The scene is perfect - a brightly lit, outdoor Nativity - for a Christmas celebration. Church members portray Mary and Joseph, shepherds, wise men, and angels. Yet, it seems no one notices the empty manger! While looking for baby Jesus, Claire and Anna learn the true meaning of Christmas. All proceeds from "Claire and Anna: The Live Nativity" benefit the medical expenses of Claire Parker during her fight against leukemia. A portion of proceeds from "Claire and Anna: The Live Nativity" benefit the medical expenses of Claire Parker during her fight against leukemia.
Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous construction of (. . .) lucid objects of language." His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.
This hot, new series from the best selling author of "To Live and Die in Love", Ms. Backshot. What happens when a stripper meets a block boy? Find out in this sexy, new erotic short. Cream is a beautiful and smart young woman, working her way through school by stripping. A brief encounter with a local block boy Cocaine, and she starts to rethink her situation. The last thing Cocaine wants is to fall in love, especially with a stripper. However, once he gets a taste of Cream,it's out of his control. Will these two put pride aside and take the next step, or will they end up walking away from a once in a lifetime love? ADULT CONTENT RECOMMENDED FOR 18+
Very low-carbohydrate (aka ketogenic) diets such as The Atkins Diet, Protein Power and The South Beach Diet have come and gone repeatedly over the years and there is currently great research and real-world interest in their effects. Unfortunately, altogether too much misinformation exists regarding them. Folks who are pro-low-carbohydrate diets tend to present them as the quick and easy solution to everything including obesity. Easy weight loss without hunger or calorie counting is promised but never seems to pan out as well as we might hope. At the other extreme are the anti-low-carbohydrate folks who tend to present low-carbohydrate diets as nothing short of a nutritional disaster being perpetrated by a bunch of con men. The truth, of course lies somewhere in the middle. While low-carbohydrate diets aren’t for everyone and have their pros and cons, the research is clear: they have major benefits under certain circumstances and can be as healthy (and sometimes healthier) than ‘standard’ carbohydrate based dieting. The Ketogenic Diet is the first and only book to objectively examine in-depth the scientific evidence regarding low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diets. It is meant to be a reference manual for low-carbohydrate diets; it is unlike any other book on low-carbohydrate diets that you have ever read or seen. Covering every topic in extreme detail, The Ketogenic Diet addresses everything from the basic physiology of how the body adapts to a low-carbohydrate intake, the details of human fuel utilization, the impact of low-carbohydrate diets on body composition and many, many more. Of course, none of the above is useful without practical application guidelines.
Details on how to optimize low-carbohydrate diets for different goals (such as fat loss, bodybuilding and endurance performance) are discussed along with three distinct types of low-carbohydrate diets.
In addition, the book includes a complete discussion of resistance, aerobic and anaerobic exercise physiology along with specific training programs for different goals and different levels of trainee At 325 pages and containing over 600 scientific references, this will be your complete reference for ketogenic diets. Please note: this book does not include information on the ketogenic diet for adolescent epilepsy (the topic is discussed briefly). I highly suggest The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Epilepsy, 3rd Edition (Paperback) by Freeman, Freeman and Kelly (link will take you to Amazon.com page). Table of contents Section I: Introduction 1. Introduction to the ketogenic diet 2. History of the ketogenic diet Section II: The physiology of ketosis 3. Fuel utilization 4. Basic ketone body physiology 5. Adaptations to ketosis 6.
Changes in body composition 7. Other effects of the ketogenic diet Section III: The diets 8.
Setting calorie levels 9. The standard ketogenic diet (SKD) 10. Carbs and the ketogenic diet 11.
The targeted ketogenic diet (TKD) 12. The cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD) Section IV: Other topics for the ketogenic diet 13. Breaking fat loss plateaus 14. Ending a ketogenic diet 15. Tools for the ketogenic diet 16.
Final considerations Section V: Exercise physiology 17. Muscular physiology and energy production 18. Aerobic exercise 19.
Interval training 20. Weight training 21. The effect of exercise on ketosis 22.
Exercise and fat loss Section VI: Exercise guidelines 23. General exercise guidelines 24. Aerobic exercise 25. Interval training 26. Weight training Section VII: Exercise programs 27. Beginner programs 28. Intermediate programs 29. The advanced CKD workout 30.
Fat loss for pre-competition bodybuilders Section VIII: Supplements 31. Supplements Index
For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the December 2008 Israeli invasion was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: in the 22-day-long action 1,400 Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. More than 6,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged. The cost of the destruction and disruption of economic life, in one of the world’s poorest areas, is estimated at more than $3 billion. And yet, while nothing should diminish recognition of Palestinian suffering through these frightful days, it is possible something redemptive will emerge from the tragedy of Gaza. For, as Norman Finkelstein details, in a concise work that melds cold anger with cool analysis, the profound injustice of the Israeli assault has been widely recognized by organizations impossible to brand as partial or extremist. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the UN investigation headed by Richard Goldstone, in documenting Israel's use of indiscriminate and intentional force against the civilian population during the invasion (100 Palestinians died for every one Israeli), have had an impact on traditional support for Israel. Jews in both the United States and the United Kingdom, for instance, are beginning to voice dissent, and this trend is especially apparent among the young. Such a shift, Finkelstein contends, can result in new pressure capable of moving the Middle East crisis towards a solution, one that embraces justice for Palestinians and Israelis alike.
The seeds of hope were thus sown in the bitter anguish of Gaza. This Time We Went Too Far, written with Finkelstein’s customary acuity and precision, will surely advance the process it so eloquently describes.
Where does garbage in the ocean come from, and how can it harm ocean animals? How do poisonous chemicals end up in our oceans? What is an oil spill, and how does it hurt wildlife and seashore habitats? Polluted Oceans introduces young readers to the issues of pollution due to the dumping of garbage, chemicals, and other things into our planets seas.
It also gives students plenty of ideas for ways that they can be part of the campaign to help keep our oceans clean and safe for the future. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early-elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume includes grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes to keep the pace lively and interactive.