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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

    One of the country's most idyllic getaways, Napa and Sonoma charm visitors with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic California countryside with its rows of leafy vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern.

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    Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Isaiah, Mary. . . This sequence of twenty-five meditations looks at how great biblical heroes of faith turned to God in times of need and in times of joy, showing how a better understanding of their experience can help us to keep in touch with God today. Contents 1. Abraham: God’s promises in our despair 2. Jacob: Broken and re-made 3. Moses: Meet God alone 4. Hannah: Prayer, faith and faithfulness 5. David: Success and gratitude 6. Solomon: A discerning heart 7. Elijah: God’s whisper 8. Hezekiah: God can do it! 9. Jehoshaphat: God of the unexpected 10. Ezra: Humble repentance 11. Nehemiah: An arrow prayer 12. Job: God makes no mistakes 13. A psalmist: A victorious God 14. A psalmist: Desolation 15. A psalmist: King of Glory 16. A psalmist: A God who forgives 17. A psalmist: God lifts me up 18. Isaiah: We worship a holy, forgiving God 19. Jeremiah: God’s presence in weakness 20. Daniel: Committed to pray 21. Jonah: The wideness of God’s mercy 22. Habakkuk: Complaint and trust 23. Mary: Joy in the Lord 24. Zechariah: God of the impossible 25. Shepherds and Angels: History’s supreme event
    This is the third Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations to be compiled by journalist and writer Jennifer Crwys-Williams. It is an all-new, 500-page slice of pure South Africana. Containing thousands of entries and spanning the first eight years of the 21st century, there is something for everyone in this invaluable 'Who said that?' handbook. From the serious to the profound, the poignant, embarrassing and the downright ridiculous, the public utterances of statesmen, comedians, political commentators, government ministers, sportsmen and many more are given a platform in this extensively researched collection. If you are a passionate follower of the ever-evolving South African story, or someone who enjoys the cut and thrust of debate on the political issues of the day, this book provides pithy, observant and broadly representative views of what engages the hearts, heads and minds of South Africans. If you need reminding about the Hefer Commission, or want to know what ANC president Jacob Zuma thinks about God and his party, look no further. If you're ready to relive the Hansie Cronje saga or to find comfort in Archbishop Desmond Tutu's unwavering stand on human rights over the years, or are simply curious to discover what chocolate has to do with the good life or what Barry Ronge thinks about gardening books, Crwys-Williams will not disappoint you. What was it that Nadine Gordimer said about Ronald Suresh Roberts and what has Aids done to all of us (especially to Manto Tshabalala-Msimang)? This is an essential reference guide: dip in and out of it, make notes in its margins, or use it to impress your friends with your brilliant grasp of current affairs. From the 'I wish I'd said that' view to the 'I wish I hadn't!', The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations caters for everyone.
    Pieternella, Daughter of Eva opens in the early days of the first white settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, beneath the shadow of Table Mountain, with the Dutch East India Company clinging precariously to a little piece of land - Robben Island - in Table Bay. Eva was one of the first interpreters and intermediaries between her Goringhaicona tribe and the Dutch, and Pieternella's father was Pieter van Meerhoff, the Company surgeon who was murdered by slave dealers in Madagascar. Pieternella and her siblings were among the first mixed-race children born at the Cape and their lives are a manifestation of a sentiment often expressed by Matthee in this novel - that life can consist of heaven and hell rolled up together in one bundle. After her mother's sudden and untimely death, the orphaned Pieternella and her brother Salomon are sent to the hurricane- and drought-afflicted Mauritius, a penal colony at the time, to work as 'slaves' to foster parents. Pieternella barely survives the exhausting sea voyage and a premature marriage becomes her salvation. Pieternella remains attached to the memory of her mother and is full of turbulent emotions about how she is both brown and white in the same body. What will her children look like? Is she really only half-human, as she has so scornfully been told? Will she ever come to terms with who she is and find the peace and comfort she yearns for? Through this remarkable true story, which took three years of intensive research into old journals, diaries and historical records, Matthee has resurrected and breathed new life into the early history of the Cape, and Robben Island and Mauritius - the isles of banishment. She skilfully balances the elements of Pieternella's life: love and shame for her mother, the impersonal might of the Company versus one individual, and a slave who is freer than a free woman. She allows the historically misunderstood Eva finally to come into her own through the eyes of her clever, sensitive daughter.
    Trevor Manuel became South Africa's first black finance minister in 1996, a time when the economy threatened to spiral into a debt trap. It took five years before Manuel could present his first 'good news' Budget in Parliament. He described that Budget as a tale of 'irrevocable and powerful transformation', a tale of 'patience and obstinacy ... of determination and hope ... Of choice, not fate.' He could have been telling the tale of his own life. Born into a working-class family on the Cape Flats, his family's story embodied the fate that befell thousands of people classified coloured under apartheid. Homes lived in and lost under the cruel Group Areas Act, a mother who struggled to bring up her children on a garment worker's wages, clashes with gangsters who roamed the streets of the Flats, a truncated education. Manuel stared down fate - and internecine Western Cape politics - to become one of the most prominent anti-apartheid leaders in the internal resistance movement of the 1980s. He confronted apartheid's police and prisons with a boldness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Manuel rose quickly through the ranks of the African National Congress becoming a member of Mandela's first cabinet. When Mandela appointed him minister of finance in 1996, business leaders sneered at his lack of qualifications and experience. When he drove through a tough macroeconomic plan in a post-apartheid South Africa, some of his own constituency turned on him. 'Obstinate and patient', he saw out the worst until the economy began to turn. Under his stewardship, South Africa entered its longest growth period ever. By 2007, he was the world's longest serving minister of finance and, across the world, the most respected African finance minister.
    When Daniel Fox woke up one Monday morning at home in New York City, he thought it would be a day like any other. Little did he know that it was the day he would die. After a day witnessing the murder of an old man and being kidnapped from the Museum of Ancient History, Daniel Fox ends up in a waiting room, the waiting room that leads to the capital of the underworld, the great and most noble city of Arison. Gradually the world of Arison is revealed to Daniel, the classification by number and rule by the Elite Lower Lords. He seems to have a speical role to play, but why? And can he do what it takes? Join Daniel Fox on this non-stop adventure through worlds where things are not always quite as simple as they seem.
    Thirty writers, thirty views of Durban. Each piece evokes memories of the city that has shaped them. With a wide range of voices, from John van de Ruit, Glynis Horning, Ronnie Govender, Kobus Mooman, Aziz Hassim and many more, Durban in a Word is a lush collection from South Africa's often forgotten city.
    A child wanders too far into the Knysna Forest ... he never returns. Nine years later government officials working on a census find a white child living with a Coloured family in the mountains beyond the forest. They take him away from the stricken Fiela, who has brought him up as her son, and give him back to his 'original' family. Stunned and helpless, Benjamin waits for Fiela to reclaim him. But, powerless against authority, Fiela never comes. Benjamin has to grow up before he can go in search of the truth ...
    All Rachel Marcus wants is a cool job, a guy who has all his own teeth and a decent cup of tea. Is that too much to ask? Rachel Marcus has a great life and an amazing job as a top copywriter at an advertising agency in Johannesburg, or rather Rachel Marcus HAD a great life and an amazing job as a top copywriter at an advertising agency in Johannesburg - right up until she got fired. Forced to sell everything she owns and leave Joburg in a hurry, Rachel decides to move to New York City, where she plans to make a fabulous life for herself and prove to everyone back home that she's not a complete disaster. Except the only job she can find is at a crap ad agency, with a hippie freak for a boss and an alcoholic drug addict for an art director. The only apartment she can afford is the world's smallest cockroach-infested rat trap. And all the men she meets are stalkers, ex cons and whack jobs.In fact, the only upside to her new life in the big apple is her new best friend - her frustratingly petite neighbour, Sue. Will Rachel Marcus ever get it together or is she destined to spend the rest of her life working on ads for sanitary pads, trawling Internet dating sites and dreaming of that elusive cup of Five Roses? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, living in the Big Apple will change Rachel's life forever.
    In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela describes his house at 8115 Vilakazi Street, Soweto, as '... identical to hundreds of others ... it had the same standard tin roof, the same cement floor, a narrow kitchen, and a bucket toilet at the back.' Little did Mandela know when he first moved into the house in 1946 that it would become the stage for some of the most important political events in South Africa's turbulent history and, in recent times, a cultural landmark visited by thousands of tourists each year. Renowned photographer and close family friend Alf Kumalo captured the day-to-day life of the Mandelas - the raids by the security police and intimate family moments, both of joy and sorrow, as well as Mandela's return to his home after his release from prison in 1990, twenty-eight years after he had left it. Using this unassuming house as the setting, 8115: A Prisoner's Home collects some of Kumalo's most historically important and beautiful images of the Mandela family and their home, giving us a unique insight into the life of the family who would have a profound effect on South Africa's political landscape.
    A profiler who wants to understand the mind of the serial killer must have been prepared by life experiences before he or she can dare to venture into the abyss. A person who has led a protected life will not survive...
    David O'Sullivan en Kevin McCallum is passievol oor sport en word geboei deur die kleurryke karakters, spanningsvolle oomblikke en nimmereindigende drama wat die sportwêreld kenmerk. Jare se kyk-, lees- en verslaggewingswerk oor belangrike sportgebeure het dié twee skrywers in staat gestel om 'n magdom inligting te versamel. Hierdie boek is die eindproduk van baie oordenking, argumente en die navolging van bekende sportsterre in pogings om persoonlike staaltjies bymekaar te maak. Dis 'n boeiende versameling trivia en agter-die-skerms-verhaaltjies oor die Suid-Afrikaanse sporttoneel oor die jare. Die Penguin Boek van Suid-Afrikaanse Sporttrivia is ideale leesstof vir sportgeesdriftiges, of diegene wat graag hul sportmal vriende wil uitboul met hul kennis. Het jy geweet: Watter eenoog-Noorweër op 'n stadium kaptein was van die Suid-Afrikaanse krieketspan? Waarom Percy Montgomery vir Bruce James 'n opstopper gegee het voor die 2007 Rugby Wêreldbeker? Hoe Thabo Mbeki daarvoor verantwoordelik was dat die Wes-Indiese krieketspan hulle eerste wedstryd verloor het tydens hulle toer in Engeland in Junie 1966? Watter kwaito-ster se pa bekend is vir sy prestasies in perdspring? Hoe Madonna gehelp het om Gary Kirsten se krieketloopbaan 'n hupstoot te gegee? Waarom Jomo Sono van sy eie trouonthaal gedros het? Waarom Pieter Hendriks se drie in die openingswedstryd van die 1995 Rugby Wêreldbeker nooit toegestaan moes gewees het nie? Kry antwoorde op hierdie en nog honderde vrae en beïndruk jou vriende met jou buitengewone kennis oor Suid-Afrikaanse sport.
    Moses Swart, skaapwagter van die Bredasdorpse Strandveld, voel sy hele lewe lank nog dat hy nie hoort in hierdie land van see- en veldmense nie. Hy is 'n uitgespoelde, maar waar kom dié knaende gevoel van 'n ander identiteit vandaan? Totdat hy Lord en Lady van Springfield ontmoet en dadelik besef: hulle is ook uitgespoeldes, soos hy. Dalene Matthee se heel laaste roman bied 'n historiese verhaal uit die 1950's met 'n besondere bekoring. Soos haar vorige trefferromans verbeeld die weergaloos die mistieke verbondenheid tussen mense wat op die onsêbare vlak lê.
    Early in the twentieth century a four-year-old boy is washed ashore like a piece of driftwood at Rietfontein Bay in the Southern Cape. Plucked from amongst the drowned bodies and the wreckage of the ship which floundered on the rocky reefs, the child is adopted by Willem and Sanna Swart and is given the name Moses. More than fifty years later, Moses spends his days taking care of a flock of sheep, continually haunted by a sense of displacement and a yearning to know his real identity. When he goes to work as a gardener for the elderly Lord and Lady de Saumarez he begins for the first time to feel a sense of belonging, and the missing pieces of his life start to unravel. Dalene Matthee, in this her final work, has created a moving tale of identity lost and found.
    In Fatal Females, investigative psychologist and former police profiler Micki Pistorius examines the minds and motives of women who kill. Throughout history the view seems to have prevailed that it is not in women's nature to commit violent crime, but Pistorius shows that this is not in fact the case. Women, givers of life, are indeed capable of ruthlessly taking life. She examines more than fifty documented cases of South African female killers, categorised according to the nature of the crime - for example, infanticide, spree killings, stalkers, poisoners - and she presents her new hypothesis to explain the psychology of that rare individual, the female serial killer.
    Mvusi has to research a famous South African for a school project and decides on Kaizer Motaung, the man who started Kaizer Chiefs. Follow Mvusi as he learns more about the history of soccer, the dark days of apartheid and the life of the man who was an international soccer star and then went on to form the biggest soccer team in Africa.
    This vividly textured tale of risk and betrayal juxtaposes an unlikely trio of two women and the child who both connects and divides them. An intimate portrayal of the bare-bones struggle for survival in the world's oldest profession, it is also a luminous page-turner about love in its limitless guises; about motherhood, sisterhood and friendship. From a tiny apartment in Cape Town, Katy works as a prostitute while raising her daughter Jody. Out of the blue, Katy's most trusted regular commits an appalling crime against the little girl, forcing Katy to make a devastating choice. Maggie is a hooker with a secret. She forges an unbreakable bond with young Jody while Katy, strident and embattled, is compelled to retrace the destructive decisions that threaten to separate her from her daughter forever. Together Katy, Jody, Maggie and the web of intriguing characters they encounter take the reader on a moving journey into unchartered regions of the human heart.
    Khwezi idolises Lucas Radebe and keeps photos and news clippings of him in a scrapbook. After her uncle buys her a computer she uses the Internet to search for more information about her favourite soccer star. This is the story of Khwezi's quest to find out more about the life of one of South Africa's greatest ever soccer players.
    On the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid, Narguiss, who 'never wanted anything to do with politics', is more preoccupied with family problems than with the radio news of kidnappings and murders. Nearby, Leia, Januário and their young daughter are caught up in the pleasure and security of finally finding a flat of their own, while Mena, who was once the beauty of her village, overhears her husband plotting murder. Before dawn, these innocent people seeking to lead peaceful lives are thrown together in a vicious conspiracy to infiltrate and destabilise Mozambique. Skilfully weaving together present events and age-old traditions through narrative 'snapshots', Lília Momplé gives us, in the drama of a few short hours, an insight into the consequences of Mozambique's complex history.
    I began to notice little things about him that no one else noticed, and got to be quite fond of the little beggar ... perhaps it was because he was always cheerful and plucky and it seemed as if there might be some good stuff in him after all.' Before the turn of the twentieth century, when the lure of gold was bringing men from all corners of the earth to the Transvaal, a young man from Cape Town goes to the Lydenburg goldfields to seek his fortune. On realising that a good hunting dog would be a great advantage in the Bushveld, he decides to find himself a puppy - but to all his companions' astonishment, it's not the prettiest or the strongest puppy that catches his eye. Instead, he chooses an ugly little bull-terrier called Jock, the runt of the litter, who eventually surprises everyone by growing up to become one of the most famous hunting dogs in South African history. With his master, Jock shares the excitement of a transport rider's life; they become close companions and all Jock's skill and intelligence are needed in many thrilling and dangerous encounters with big game. Through the story of Jock and his master, a vivid picture of the Bushveld unfolds, as together they discover its birds and beasts and men. Now regarded as a classic, Jock of the Bushveld is still as fresh and exciting as it was when it was first told.
    Carla Jensen is big-hearted, bright, beautiful - and bipolar. A rebel by nature and a feisty champion of the downtrodden, she battles to resist the relentless pull of the murky waters of her illness, while remaining sceptical of her diagnosis and suspicious of medication. Adrift and exhausted by her mood swings, Carla witnesses a random act of violence on a city street and the ensuing confrontation impels her to challenge man's inhumanity to society's outcasts and ultimately to embark on a personal quest for healing and redemption. Her journey takes her into the maelstrom of disordered minds, across the sometimes hazardous terrain of sexual deviance, and into the dark heart of her own family and of Anna, her mother, who is haunted by her own sad secrets. Along the way Carla finds inspiration in unexpected places and laughter and joy in the underbelly of a city where most would see only pain.
    Self-discipline, commitment, determination and personal integrity are only a few of the key ingredients of great leadership. With something for everyone, Meet the CEOs introduces the faces of the businessmen and women behind the brand names we know so well, who strive forward, leading some of South Africa's top companies into the world market through excellence. From a wide spectrum of different people and their different leadership styles, this illustrates how the perfect combination of skills, talent and passion aids in conquering the various challenges and obstacles faced in the day to day running of their businesses.
    Set in the farming community of the Kammanassie mountains in the Eastern Cape, Annelie Botes's family saga takes us into the world of the Verryne family - Daniel the father, and Schoonraad the son. Both men are passionate about their land and about preserving the beauty of the wildlife and fynbos around them, but they are both headstrong individuals who share an uncompromising obstinacy. A single incident which neither of them can confront drives them apart, creating a rift which seems impossible to bridge ... Botes's evocative style, with its touches of magical realism, and her ability to bring her characters vividly to life, makes Mountain of Lost Dreams a thoroughly entertaining read.
    Acclaimed composer Richard Turnbull, grieving at his wife's slow descent into schizophrenia, is notified at this crisis point in his life that his daughter Pia has been murdered in East Africa. He travels to Kenya to investigate her death. His quest leads him to a beautiful island off the coast where he quickly becomes enmeshed in a nightmare world of hard drugs, ivory poaching and sexual intrigue. As the story moves rapidly to its apocalyptic climax, Turnbull clashes violently with the island's ruler, the charming but ruthless Sultan. On the surface a hard-paced thriller, Night Jasmine Man echoes with layer upon layer of meaning, built as it is on a bedrock of ancient myths. Orpheus and Eurydice are here, as is Theseus, and the Cretan myth of a bull-god risen from the sea. It is also shot through with reverence for the natural primal beauty of Africa - sun, sea, wind, elephant, buffalo, birds and fish. At once mystical and highly erotic, tender and sensuous, this compelling novel poses questions about the origin of good and evil and celebrates a passionate belief in the redeeming power of love.
    Clementine is in a rut. Overshadowed by her indomitable female relatives - her stern, politically correct mother, Claude, her foulmouthed racist grandmother Mac, and her sassy, brassy aunt Maddy - she spends her time making props for the Drama school (for a pittance) and for her lover Kurt's Art Happenings (for free). Months after graduation, she is still stuck in the soup kitchen which she shares gladly with her housemate, Angus, and less gladly with a horde of free-loading 'guests'. Even her friendship with Jack, her one-time drama teacher, is thrown into jeopardy when a male student accuses him of sexual harassment. When Clem returns early from a visit to her ailing but outrageous grandmother and discovers Kurt and one of his more dangerous disciples 'locked in earnest discussion, their bodies radiating lust', she comes to the conclusion that the situation has to change. Homicide seems like a tempting option, but she opts instead for flight. In a moment of bravado Clem books a plane ticket to Paris and accidentally embarks on a picaresque series of misadventures with unsuitable foreigners, which drives her to the brink of insanity and eventually makes her take stock of who she is and what she really wants out of life.
    Paul Morgan, a much-divorced recluse, meets a wild and sensual young girl on a deserted beach and is plunged into a sexually dangerous liaison. The action moves from the raw Atlantic sea-coast to the African wilderness - and Paul is compelled to confront his demons and escape from his bondage to the woman he once loved.
    This is a true story of exodus, the inevitable journey of the last of the First People, as they leave the Great Sand Face and head for the modern world and cultural oblivion. Paul John Myburgh spent seven years with the 'People of the Great Sand Face', a group of /Gwikwe Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. They were years of physical and spiritual immersion into a way of life of which only an echo remains in living memory. But all does not end there. In The Bushman Winter Has Come, the author imagines a continuing journey towards a place where we may, once again, know who we are in the context of our life on this earth ... towards a time when we may answer the /Gwikwe's morning greeting, Tsamkwa/tge? (Are your eyes nicely open?) with a confident Yes.
    They're psychopaths, violent offenders, drug addicts, sexual deviants and social misfits. And these are the good guys. In the notorious military camp known as The Vault, they are considered unfit to wear the South African Defence Force uniform. As part of a brutal rehabilitation programme, they become the experimental toys of a rogue psychiatrist. After a tragic accident and a clerical error, conscript Lloyd Norton finds himself thrust into this macabre world. He will never be the same again. The novel, based on the real apartheid-era camp Greefswald, not only rips open an all but forgotten chapter in a chilling history, but also tells a gripping rites-of-passage story.
    Long before the official negotiations to end apartheid, there were secret discussions that paved the way for dialogue between the African National Congress and the South African government. Aziz Pahad played a key role in these discussions, and in this book he provides the first account of them from the ANC’s perspective. Pahad recounts his early years in South Africa, which informed his political ideology, as well as his time in exile in London. He gives insights into the leadership of 00inspirational figures, such as Yusuf Dadoo, Oliver Tambo and Thabo Mbeki, and describes the central role played by the ANC in rescuing the country from the brink of disaster. There are also important lessons for governments still resorting to military aggression to resolve conflicts by showing that honesty, mutual understanding and compromise are essential to bringing an end to instability.A moving memoir about a significant historical period, The Insurgent Diplomat draws on the author’s experiences as one of the ANC’s most trusted politicians, who contributed to a free and democratic South Africa.
    In a market flooded with quick-fix solutions for weight loss andhealthy living, Dr Adriaan Liebenberg, an internationally recognisedbrain surgeon, provides an easy, safe and healthy alternative: useyour brain to lose weight permanently.After being fat – and unhappy about it – for most of his life, DrLiebenberg decided to apply his professional knowledge to work outwhich foods would adjust his brain chemistry to speed up hismetabolism and change his attitude towards food. It worked. He lost70 kilograms and has been maintaining his new weight for almostthree years.Straightforward and easy to read, The Brain Surgeon’s Diet tells DrLiebenberg’s inspiring story and guides us to utilise our brain powerand adjust our eating habits the way nature intended. It empowersus with knowledge about foods that keep us healthy and slim, and isa step-by-step guide for taking control of our lives without having torely on fad diets and appetite-supressing drugs.This pocket-size book provides complete information on the energyvalues of foods and contains delicious meal plans that will make yourweight-loss journey painless and guilt-free.
    In ’n mark wat oorspoel is met kitsoplossings vir gewigsverlies enidees vir ’n gesonde leefstyl, bring dr. Adriaan Liebenberg,internasionaal gerekende breinchrirurg, ’n maklike, veilige engesonde alternatief: span jou brein in en skud daardie ekstra pondepermanent af.Nadat hy sy lewe lank vet – en ongelukkig – was, het dr. Liebenbergsy professionele kennis gebruik om uit te werk watter kossoorte sybreinchemie so sou aanpas dat dit sy metabolisme sal versnel en syhouding teenoor kos verander. Dit het gewerk. Hy het 70 kg verlooren handhaaf sy nuwe gewig al vir byna drie jaar lank.Die breinchirurg se dieet vertel dr. Liebenberg se inspirerende verhaalin eenvoudige, reguit taal. Dié gids wys hoe ons ons breinkrag kangebruik om ons eetgewoontes aan te pas op ’n natuurlike manier. Ditbemagtig mens met kennis oor kossoorte wat jou maer en gesondhou, en sit stap-vir-stap uiteen hoe jy beheer oor jou welstand kanneem sonder om staat te maak op modediëte of eetlusdempers.Dié sakpasboekie verskaf volledige inligting oor die energiewaardesvan kossoorte en bevat heerlike maaltydplanne wat help metgewigsverlies sonder lyding en skuldgevoelens.
    When in 2013 he first published a report on the active presence of Al-Qaeda in South Africa, all hell broke loose for investigative reporter De Wet Potgieter. He was forced to retract before a second, substantiating article could be published. Then the massacre at Westgate Mall hit Nairobi, which made the involvement of the so-called White Widow - operating on a legitimate but illegally acquired South African passport - front-page news. Suddenly the world's media was beating a path to Potgieter's door. Now, for the first time, he tells the full unsettling story of Al-Qaeda's presence in this country. Not only is the veil lifted from this mysterious British woman, but the identity of another is disclosed: an Afrikaans-speaking counter-terrorist operative known as the Black Widow.The book shows how, taking advantage of corrupt state machinery, Al-Qaeda factions launch attacks in other countries. It discloses the location of a terrorist training camp in the Karoo and reveals disturbing details of the support they receive from various local extremist groups. Based on investigations spanning two years, Black Widow White Widow paints a frightening picture of the all too real possibility of future attacks from, or on, South African soil.
    It is a painfully hungover Saturday morning for two incorrigible small-town scallywags. Jeremy “Spikes” Vorster and his impulsive but charismatic sidekick, Zachary Post, decide to flee their previous night’s regrets in search of adventure in the rural Transkei. A run-in with a local taxi gang sets in motion a series of events that unravels a tense and violent misadventure as the two young rebels are forced to defend themselves at all costs. What results is a gritty, uniquely South African undertaking, complete with sex, drugs and crawling paranoia.
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    Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it's all top-notch: fantastic food, excellent local wine, stylish shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler (site of the 2010 winter Olympics), and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going. Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria is the guide to help you plan your time from the slopes to the surf and everything in between. 

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    Seattle is a city of many personalities: eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh--it's all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront, to the eccentric "Republic of Fremont," to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There's something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Outside of Seattle, the San Juan Islands offer a respite from city life, while Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Olympic National Park beckon adventure travelers.

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    Fodor's Los Angeles keeps pace with this fast-changing cultural capital. With more than 45 million visitors each year, the City of Angels has it all, including unbeatable beaches, iconic theme parks and studios, stunning architecture, and world-class museums and concert halls.

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    The eighth edition of LEADERSHIP provides an ideal balance of essential theory and real-world applications, perfect for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership. The text is a blend of description, skill development, insight development, and prescription. Andrew DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates the latest research on leadership and current business practices from academic journals and popular periodicals. The text provides students with a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders they can relate to and reinforcing their knowledge with frequent skill-building activities.
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    Biomedicalization is seen as the natural outgrowth of continued scientific progress--a movement towards improving the quality and quantity of life through scientific inquiries using biomedical perspectives and methods. This approach carries with it the assumption that with "proper" risk assessment, detection, and treatment, our lives can be lengthened, improved, and indeed more fulfilling. Yet critics question biomedicalization's ability to deliver. There is concern about how biomedicalization can change our traditional concepts of health as we discover more conditions for which we are at risk, and health maintenance is seen as the responsibility of the individual.The purpose of the book is to describe, assess, and critique biomedicalization and its influence as a larger social trend on the health field and specifically in the area of alcohol research, policy, and programs. Chapter 1 gives a broad overview of biomedicalization. Chapter 2 lays the groundwork for a historical understanding of how medicalization and biomeidcalization have developed and are expressed in diverse fields such as aging, psychiatry/mental health, and women's health. Chapter 3 focuses in-depth on alcoholism and assesses the development and assumptions underlying the two movements that have greatly influenced the substance abuse field: the medicalization of deviance and the growth of the disease model of alcoholism. Chapter 4 discusses the origins and development of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) from its inception in 1970. Chapter 5 illustrates the growing biomedicalization that has occurred in the alcohol field prior to NIAAA's movement to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Chapter 6 assesses how Sweden has handled alcohol problems and currently funds alcohol research. Chapter 7 concludes with a rationale for an expanded discourse between social scientists and biomedical researchers working on social problems, particularly alcohol issues.This volume will stimulate discussion of the processes by which social problems, and specifically alcohol issues, are framed, managed, and studied. It will hold particular interest for researchers and students in the areas of alcohol studies, social science, and social welfare. Lorraine Midanik is a professor in the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.
    Many policymakers argue that the best poverty policy not only provides cash to the poor for subsistence but also incentives and structures that encourage long-term social and economic improvement. As part of this, they make the case for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a new policy proposal designed to help the poor save and to build assets. This book explores IDAs to determine their effectiveness.IDAs are matched savings accounts targeted on low-income, low-wealth individuals. Savings in IDAs are used for home ownership, post-secondary education, small business development, and other purposes. Do IDAs work? If they do, for whom? And does how an IDA is designed determine savings outcomes? This volume is the first analysis of matched savings by the poor to use data from monthly bank statements. It comes at a critical time, as debate rages over the merits of individual social security accounts. IDAs also respond to policy that is becoming more asset based and less inclusive of the poor. The authors argue for the efficacy of IDAs to counter this tendency. They find that while savings outcomes vary among participants, no characteristics (such as low income or public assistance) preclude saving. They examine effects of IDA design (the match rate, savings targets, and the use of automatic transfer) on savings results and analyze factors that influence varying rates of saving and spending over time. They conclude that financial education and other support services, though costly, improve savings performance. To address the issue of cost they suggest a two-tier system of IDA design, one with broad access and simple services and the other with targeted access and intensive services.Can the Poor Save? offers a wealth of lessons to those interested in saving and asset accumulation among the poor. It not only breaks new ground in the scientific study of savings behavior, but also offers concrete, evidence-based recommendations to improve policies designed to encourage the poor to save and how to make such policies more inclusive.
    Between 1990 and 2006, more than 76,000 children born in Eastern Europe were adopted into American families. Almost two-thirds of these children came from Russia. And in contrast to children adopted from Korea, China, Central America, and South America, most of the Russian children were not infants, but between one and four years old. This volume addresses adoption policies and practices as they pertain to adopted children from Eastern Europe, children who have histories of "pre-adoption adversity." Drawing on her decade-long experience as an adoptive parent of siblings born in Russia and her expertise as an applied sociologist, Josephine Ruggiero examines the central issues involved in international adoptions, focusing on older children as well as siblings, and suggesting needed changes in policy and practice.Regardless of whether children are adopted domestically or internationally, age is a significant factor in their ability to adjust to and function well in their new families. Only about three in ten Russian adoptees joined their new families as infants. Pre-adoption experiences are also significant factors in a child's ability to adjust and function well in a new family. Countries differ in risk factors that may figure into the likelihood of adoptees adapting to life in a new family. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, serious medical conditions, emotional problems, behavioral problems, attachment issues, learning disabilities, and exposure to family violence must be considered as potential risk factors in adoptions. Pre-adoption adversity is less likely when children come from birth families that are economically poor but have bonded with them.At a time when adoption has finally "come out of the closet" and the definition of the family is changing dramatically, Eastern European Adoption takes a much-needed look at current adoption policies and practices and how well they do or do not work. Ruggiero draws on the literature on older-child and sibling adoption, and data from a questionnaire survey she designed and conducted with 121 adoptive parents. Ruggiero's examples from real adoptive families give a human face to the issues, needs, and strategies she discusses.
    Others might have called this book Micro Theory or Price Theory. Becker's choice of Economic Theory as the title for his book reflects his deep belief that there is only one kind of economic theory, not separate theories for micro problems, macro problems, non-market decisions, and so on. Indeed, as he notes, the most promising development in recent years in the literature on large scale economic problems such as unemployment has been the increasing reliance on utility maximization, a concept generally identified with microeconomics.Microeconomics is the subject matter of this volume, but it is emphatically not confined to microeconomics in the literal sense of micro units like firms or households. Becker's main interest is in market behavior of aggregations of firms and households. Although important inferences are drawn about individual firms and households, the author tries to understand aggregate responses to changes in basic economic parameters like tax rates, tariff schedules, technology, or antitrust provisions. His discussion is related to the market sector in industrialized economies, but the principles developed are applied to other sectors and different kinds of choices.Becker argues that economic analysis is essential to understand much of the behavior traditionally studied by sociologists, anthropologists, and other social scientists. The broad definition of economics in terms of scarce means and competing ends is taken seriously and should be a source of pride to economists since it provides insights into a wide variety of problems. Practically all statements proved mathematically are also provided geometrically or verbally in the body of the text.
    In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia and develops his now-famous concept of "Communitas." He characterizes it as an absolute inter-human relation beyond any form of structure.The Ritual Process has acquired the status of a small classic since these lectures were first published in 1969. Turner demonstrates how the analysis of ritual behavior and symbolism may be used as a key to understanding social structure and processes. He extends Van Gennep's notion of the "liminal phase" of rites of passage to a more general level, and applies it to gain understanding of a wide range of social phenomena. Once thought to be the "vestigial" organs of social conservatism, rituals are now seen as arenas in which social change may emerge and be absorbed into social practice.As Roger Abrahams writes in his foreword to the revised edition: "Turner argued from specific field data. His special eloquence resided in his ability to lay open a sub-Saharan African system of belief and practice in terms that took the reader beyond the exotic features of the group among whom he carried out his fieldwork, translating his experience into the terms of contemporary Western perceptions. Reflecting Turner's range of intellectual interests, the book emerged as exceptional and eccentric in many ways: yet it achieved its place within the intellectual world because it so successfully synthesized continental theory with the practices of ethnographic reports."
    A wide variety of biomedical photonic technologies have been developed recently for clinical monitoring of early disease states; molecular diagnostics and imaging of physiological parameters; molecular and genetic biomarkers; and detection of the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. However, available information on this rapidly growing field is fragmented among a variety of journals and specialized books. Now researchers and medical practitioners have an authoritative and comprehensive source for the latest research and applications in biomedical photonics. Over 150 leading scientists, engineers, and physicians discuss state-of-the-art instrumentation, methods, and protocols in the Biomedical Photonics Handbook. Editor-in-Chief Tuan Vo-Dinh and an advisory board of distinguished scientists and medical experts ensure that each of the 65 chapters represents the latest and most accurate information currently available.
    The first reference to collect the latest research and reviews on the treatment and pathogenesis of heart disease in AIDS patients, this reference attempts to improve the diagnosis, management, and therapy of HIV-associated heart failure by studying the prolonged effects of immunosuppression and opportunistic and viral infection, as well as cofactors affecting heart disease such as drug-related cardiotoxicity, cocaine abuse, and nutritional deficiencies on cardiac function.
    This proceedings volume consists of papers focusing on repairing, maintaining, rehabilitating, and retrofitting of existing infrastructures to extend their life and maximize economic return. Moreover, structural performance and material durability are discussed. Contributions fall under the following headings: (i) Concrete durability aspects, (ii) Condition assessment of concrete structures, (iii) Modern materials technology, (iv) Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting, (v) Performance and health monitoring, and (vi) Education, research and specifications. Major attention is paid to innovative materials for durable concrete construction, integrated service life modelling of reinforced concrete structures, NDE/NDT and measurement techniques, repair methods and materials, and structural strengthening and retrofitting techniques. For researchers and practitioners in structure and infrastructure engineering. Set of book of abstracts (546 pp) and a searchable full paper CD-ROM (1564 pp).
    Under the pressure of harsh environmental conditions and natural hazards, large parts of the world population are struggling to maintain their livelihoods. Population growth, increasing land utilization and shrinking natural resources have led to an increasing demand of improved efficiency of existing technologies and the development of new ones. Additionally, growing complexities of societal functionalities and interdependencies among infrastructures and urban habitats amplify consequences of malfunctions and failures. Malevolence, sustainable developments and climatic changes have more recently been added to the list of challenges. Over the last decades, substantial progress has been made in assessing and quantifying risks. However, with regard to the broader utilization of risk assessment as a means for societal strategic and operational planning, there is still a great need for further development. Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering contains the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP11, Zürich, Switzerland, 1-4 August 2011). The book focuses not only on the more traditional technical issues, but also emphasizes the societal context of the decision making problems including the interaction between stakeholders. This holistic perspective supports the enhanced and sustainable allocation of limited resources for the improvement of safety, environment and economy. The book is of interest to researchers and scientists working in the field of risk and reliability in engineering; to professionals and engineers, including insurance and consulting companies working with natural hazards, design, operation and maintenance of civil engineering and industrial facilities; and to decision makers and professionals in the public sector, including nongovernmental organisations responsible for risk management in the public domain, e.g. building authorities, the health and safety executives, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.
    Psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents is a rapidly evolving field. It has become clear that a "psychopharmacological way of thinking" provides a useful model for explaining the nature of disorders to children and their families. For the clinician, a similar approach helps explain why, when, what and how to proscribe more logical. This concise book covers all the recent advances, our current state of understanding of the neurobiological processes underlying these conditions and the various treatment options. When the psychopharmacology and neurochemistry involved are understood, the choice of drug or therapy for each child is less daunting. Treatment can be tailored to specific symptoms and disease profiles, with side effects anticipated and explained. This book provides the information clinicians need to make informed choices in this complex field.
    Pharmacoeconomics is a new word but decisions about which treatments are available within any health care system have always been influenced by the availability of resources. Today, the economics of care and treatment are major issues for governments and health services throughout the world. This is the first text to provide an authoritative economic evaluation of the use of drugs in psychiatry. The authors have reviewed the world literature on the subject and include all the most recent data. The book provides pragmatic but scientifically robust reviews of the pharmacoeconomic aspects of drug prescribing in order to improve clinical practice. With the ultimate aim of ensuring that resources are used to the best effect and thus improve the health and quality of life of people with mental health problems, this practical handbook is an important text for psychiatrists and GPs, as well as for health service providers and managers.
    Recent and current demographic changes have resulted in an increasing number of people living to retirement and beyond. More and more women are thus facing the dilemma of how to protect themselves from the problems of oestrogen deficiency, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and, possibly, Alzheimer's disease. This handbook presents a clear and comprehensive review of the role of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in this patient population, assessing the risks and benefits in an impartial manner, and thus enabling clinicians to help women to make an informed decision regarding treatment and prevention.
    This book discusses the investigation, clinical diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, the biggest cardiovascular disorder in industrialized countries.

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