Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Styles (London Qur’an Studies Series)
The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur’an. In this book, Muhammad Abdel Haleem examines its recurrent themes and for the first time sets them in the context of the Qur’an’s linguistic style. Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur’an itself.
The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration (4th Edition)
This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger’s classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman–author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament–as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of such important matters as the early Greek manuscripts and methods of textual criticism up to date, integrating recent researc…
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each …
Getting Haiti Right This Time: The U.S. and the Coup (Read and Reist)
Did Aristide leave Haiti voluntarily? Why did the U.S. want him out? What does the regime change mean for the health of Haitians? Did Aristide “overstay his welcome,” in the words of Vice President Dick Cheney, who never had a welcome in his own country to overstay? After 35 coups, what does the double entendre mean to get Haiti “right” this time?From Noam Chomsky, author of the 100,000 copy cloth best seller, Hegemony and Survival, from Paul Farmer, subject of the New York Times biography by…
Effective Java (2nd Edition)
Are you looking for a deeper understanding of the Java™ programming language so that you can write code that is clearer, more correct, more robust, and more reusable? Look no further! Effective Java™, Second Edition, brings together seventy-eight indispensable programmer’s rules of thumb: working, best-practice solutions for the programming challenges you encounter every day. This highly anticipated new edition of the classic, Jolt Award-winning work has been thoroughly updated to …
Everyone Poops (My Body Science)
“Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process. Both my daughters begged me to read the book over and over again. They marveled at the enormity of the elephant’s poop and searched with the skill of a scientist for the tiny specks which represent bug poop. The text is simple and straightforward but not without humor.
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing–and recovering–their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, “this time is different”–claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong. Covering sixty-six countr…
Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!
How many miles does it take to braise a fish fillet? Should you use your exhaust manifold or your valve cover for a pork tenderloin? Were Jaguars really designed with veal scallopini in mind? In the new revised and expanded Manifold Destiny, Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller, two experienced rally drivers–and cooks–answer these and any other questions you’ve got about cooking under the hood. After all, why drive to a diner when you can turn your Chevy into one, especially when you can …
Inside Fallujah: The Unembedded Story
A courageous work of journalism by the only reporter to remain in Fallujah during the US siege of the city.In 2004, the United States waged one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. For many the city was a symbol of the resistance to the US war and occupation; since the battle it has become a symbol of the worst of the USÃƒÂ‚Ã‚ÂÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â-Iraq war. Only one television station–Al Jazeera–stayed in Fallujah to report on the battle, and the horrifyin…
Working Alone: Tips & Techniques for Solo Building (For Pros By Pros)
If your’e working alone, this book will be your second set of hands. You won’t have to wait for a helper or pass up a job that seems too difficult to do alone. And if youre a homeowner working on your own house, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Written by a builder with 30 years’ experience, Working Alone is packed with more than 50 innovative tips and techniques. You’ll learn how to handle nearly every aspect of home construction alone, from foundation layout to raising walls t…
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only “the single most influential baseball book ever” (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what “may be the best book ever written on business” (Weekly Standard). “I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of und…
The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
This stunning set, complete with five editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
How and why did so many non-German ethnic minorities and foreigners fight for the Nazis in World War II? This study answers these questions, among others, by re-examining the Third Reich from an entirely new perspective.
Book by Cohen, Richard A.
The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
Dan Savage’s nationally syndicated sex advice column, “Savage Love,” enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally present…
Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.
The Brothers Karamazov
The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel.