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New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1999. A fascinating discussion on the nature of aging and death, the author presenting much modern research from the fields of cell biology, molecular genetics, and other disciplines, to answer many questions about these issues and the destriny and possibilities of each indvidiual. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains illustrations, charts, tables, bibliography, indexed, 234pp. A very nice copy.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Oxford University Press, Inc., 1999, New York: Time-Life Books, 1969. Previous Owner Markings/Ex-Library; Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. BOOK NUMBER: 64 209 16 310. ON THE COVER: Spread out like wind-tossed banners, the red, white and green leaves of a caladium suggest the beauty and diversity of all plants. Caladium, once a jungle-growing rarity, is an ornamental plant in many homes today. CONTENTS: Introduction 1 The Green World 2 The Subworld of the Cell 3 The Plant as a Chemical Factory 4 Moving Water by Molecules and by Tons 5 The Quest for Clues to Growth 6 The Molding Force of Climate 7 Climbers, Clingers and Predators 8 Man the Master; Appendix; Bibliography; Credits; Index. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frits W. Went is the son of one naturalist and the father of another. His youth was spent in Utrecht, Holland, where his father taught at the University's Botanical Gardens and Institute. In constant contact with botanists and plant research, he decided to take up the science himself. Soon after receiving his doctorate from Utrecht, Dr. Went moved to Indonesia to spend five years at the famous Botanical Gardens at Buitenzorg (Bogor), Java. In 1933 he came to the California Institute of Technology, where he became professor of plant physiology and remained until 1958. A pioneer in the field of plant hormones, Dr. Went has also been a student of environmental influences on plant growth. Over 15 years of work in both areas are summarized in his book The Experimental Control of Plant Growth. As Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden at St. Louis, he designed the Climatron - a climate-controlled display greenhouse where plants from a wide variety of habitats are under investigation. In 1963, he returned to research and teaching as Professor of Botany at Washington University, St. Louis. Since 1965, he has been Distinguished Professor of Botany at the University of Nevada and Head of the Desert Biology Laboratory of the Desert Research Institute. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and of many other scientific societies, Dr. Went has served as president of both the Botanical Society of America and the American Society of Plant Physiologists and is the author of more than 150 technical papers. EXCERPT: Introduction . . . Dr. Frits Went, an outstanding botanist with an unusually broad understanding of his subject, has joined with the Editors of Time-Life Books to produce a book which beautifully summarizes and illustrates the basic structure, activities and behavior of plants. This is no superficial work, although author and editors have dropped a hint here and there to indicate how much more there is to the whole story than can be told in a book of this size. I am sure that many readers, once they have been introduced to botany in these pages, will find themselves with an irresistible urge to pursue further many of these fascinating bypaths and ramifications of a science that is basic to our world. - William Campbell Steere, Director, The New York Botanical Garden, Professor of Botany, Columbia University.. Second Edition 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket (As Issued). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library., Time-Life Books, 1969, Baen Books, UK, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Available Now. Book Description: The world had become used to the metahumans - people sometimes perfectly ordinary, but sometimes quite extraordinary in appearance - who mostly worked with their governments as high-powered peace officers, fighting crime, and sometimes fighting rogue metahumans who had become super-criminals. Then that comfortable world ended in just one terrifying day. Suddenly, all world governments were simultaneously attacked by soldiers in giant mecha robotic suits with the swastika symbol of the Third Reich on their metal arms. If these were Nazis, where had they been hiding since the end of World War II? And where had they gotten armor and weapons far in advance of anything on the planet? Weapons against which even the metahuman heroes seemed to be helpless... : About the Author: Mercedes Lackey is the "New York Times" best-selling author of the Bardic Voices series and the SERRAted Edge series (both Baen), the Heralds of Valdemar series (DAW), and many more. She was one of the first writers to have an online newsgroup devoted to her writing. Among her popular Baen titles are "The Fire Rose," "The Lark and the Wren," and "The Shadow of the Lion" (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer). She lives in Oklahoma. Steve Libby was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, a few months before mankind landed on the Moon, and ever since his head has been elsewhere. He has worked as a graphic designer, a teacher of computer graphics, a web designer, and occasionally plays guitar with a seven piece funk band. Cody Martin is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, and currently resides in Florida, where he's a self-described anarchist and avid gamer. Dennis Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and was moved to Canada before the age of two. With a degree from the University of Toronto in pharmacology, he pursues a career in cell biology research when not writing about fantastical people and, of course, making them fight each other. Size: 15.5 x 3.6 x 23.5 cm. 512 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 3. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 1439134197. ISBN/EAN: 9781439134191. Inventory No: B212-1006. . 9781439134191, Baen Books, 2011, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, UK. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: Aimed at the general reader and covering a broad range of topics, from Britishness and fairness, through the economy and public services, to child poverty and environmental issues, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to discover what motivates Gordon Brown, and what his vision is for a modern, forward-looking Britain. Though varying in tone and style, the Chancellor's speeches stand as an integrated whole - as those of very few politicians do - because they reflect long thought and a coherent view of Britain, of our responsibilities to one another as citizens, and of Britain's role in the world. Prefaced by short introductions by leading figures including Kofi Annan, Helen Clark, Linda Colley, Ralph Dahrendorf, Al Gore, Alan Greenspan, Nelson Mandela, Wangaari Maathai, Trevor Phillips, J. K. Rowling, Jonathan Sacks, Derek Wanless and Sir Magdi Yacoub, they reflect a formidable and widely read intellect, trained in the analytic skills of the historian but also - and far more importantly - inspired by a vision of what the political process can achieve for our society and our nation. All royalties are being donated to the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory within the University of Edinburgh's Research Institute for Medical Cell Biology. : Review: 'I am pleased that Gordon Brown's speeches have been collected for publication. Reading them gives an insight into the man behind the politician, and the values behind the policies. These are values we share: values of fairness and liberty and, above all, justice. Gordon Brown brings determination to the fight against intentional poverty, and it is rooted in a sense of justice that extends beyond Britain's shores. His speeches show a vision of a better world for all, a vision to which he is deeply committed' Nelson Mandela 'Each speech in this book is densely argued yet delicately orchestrated' New Statesman : About the Author: Gordon Brown was born (1951) and educated in Kirkcaldy. He studied at Edinburgh University from the age of 16 and graduated with Master of Arts at 19 with 1st Class Honours, later gaining a Doctorate of Philosophy. He was elected Rector of Edinburgh University by the student body and from 1972 to 1975 was Chairman of the University Court. From 1976 to 1980, he lectured at Edinburgh University and then Glasgow College of Technology, before taking up a post at Scottish TV. From 1983-1984 he was Chair of the Labour Party Scottish Council and in May 1983 became MP for Dunfermline East. He was Opposition spokesperson on Treasury and Economic Affairs (Shadow Chancellor) from 1992. With the election of the Labour government in May 1997, Gordon Brown became Chancellor of the Exchequer and is now the longest serving Chancellor for 200 years. He is currently Chairman of the International Monetary and Finance Committee which monitors the International Monetary Fund and is a member of Kofi Annan's Panel for the Reform of the United Nations. Gordon Brown is married to Sarah Macaulay and they have one son. Wilf Stevenson, a former Director of the BFI, is the Director of the Smith Institute, an independent Think Tank set up to undertake research and education in issues that flow from the changing relationship between social values and economic imperatives. Size: 1.9 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; ISBN: 0747588384. ISBN/EAN: 9780747588382. Inventory No: F244-1059. . 9780747588382, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, John Wiley & Sons, UK. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Available Now. Book Description: You can feel great again! "Syndrome X proactively lays out a nutritious, tasty, and simple diet plan to get us back to the basics of healthy nutrition."-Lendon H. Smith, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Feed Your Body Right "Syndrome X is the best new book to help you understand the facts about nutrition, health, and aging. . . . It is full of new information and insights most readers have never had access to before. Everyone who values his or her health will want to read the book and then individualize the program to suit his or her needs-the authors have made this easier than ever to do."-Richard A. Kunin, M.D., author of Mega-Nutrition What is Syndrome X? It′s a resistance to insulin-the hormone needed to burn food for energy-combined with high cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure, or too much body fat. Syndrome X ages you prematurely and significantly increases your risk of heart disease, hypertension, obesity, eye disease, nervous system disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer′s, cancer, and other age-related diseases. Syndrome X is the first book to tell you how to fight the epidemic disorder that is derailing the health of nearly a third of North Americans. It outlines a complete three-step program-including easy-to-follow diets, light physical activity, and readily available vitamins and nutritional supplements-that will safeguard you against developing Syndrome X or reverse it if you already have it. : Review: "Syndrome X is the best new book to help you understand the facts about nutrition, health, and aging....It is full of new information and insights most readers have never had access to before. Everyone who values his or her health will want to read the book and then individualize the program to suit his or her needs - the authors have made this easier than ever to do." (Richard A. Kunin, M.D., author of Mega-Nutrition) "Syndrome X could very well be the next public health crisis, and the information in this book can keep you from becoming another statistic. The nutritional and supplement advice in Syndrome X should help you stay healthy and lean." (Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Feed Your Kids Well and Thin For Good) "Syndrome X clearly shows the importance of antioxidant supplementation in keeping you healthy and preventing disease." (Lester Packer, Ph.D., author of The Antioxidant Miracle, director of the Packer Lab, the University of California at Berkeley) "SYNDROME X is a well-organized and cogent book that documents the serious health consequences of what most people eat. It proactively lays out a nutritious, tasty, and simple diet plan to get us back the basics of healthy nutrition. Jack Challem, Dr. Burton Berkson, and Melissa Diane Smith have laid it all out for the whole world to see ." (Lendon H. Smith, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Feed Your Body Right and Beyond Antibiotics) "SYNDROME X is a well-written, easy-to-follow guide that provides life-saving information for the whole family. As a parent of a teenager with a family history of heart disease, I am particularly concerned about the role of insulin resistance on the long-term health of my family. This book offers a smart and easy solution to this problem. It also provides terrific information on how to lose weight -- without losing your mind in the process. The recipes are great -- you′ll want to keep a copy in your kitchen." (Carol Colman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Antioxidant Miracle, Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks and Stop Depression Now) "Useful, informative, and easy to read, this is a much-needed guide for the millions who have Syndome X and don′t know it until they suffer serious health consequences. I am recommending it to my many patients who have this problem." (Priscilla Slagle, M.D., author of The Way Up from Down) "SYNDROME X is a superb book. The concepts in SYNDROME X need to be understood by every person seeking or giving advice about symptoms like fatigue, lack of vigor, and mental fuzziness. Readers will benefit from the simple suggestions clearly outlined in this book." (Hugh D. Riordan, M.D., president, the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. : From the Inside Flap: You can feel great again! For years, medical researchers have been trying and failing to explain the widespread prevalence of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and other health problems among adults of all ages. Then, just a few years ago, a handful of enterprising scientists began to connect the dots between these seemingly disparate medical problems. A frightening pattern emerged: Syndrome X. Now, in the first book to tell you how to fight the epidemic disorder that is derailing the health of nearly a third of North Americans, find out what Syndrome X is and what you can do to protect yourself against it. What is Syndrome X? The hallmark of Syndrome X is a resistance to insulin, the hormone that enables your body to use the energy stored in the food you eat. If you have insulin resistance together with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, or too much body fat, you have Syndrome X. How does Syndrome X affect you? It ages you prematurely, making you look and feel older than you should. It significantly increases your risk of heart disease, hypertension, obesity, eye disease, nervous system disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer, and other age-related diseases. It saps your energy, dulls your mental focus, and darkens your outlook on life, leaving you depressed or subject to mood swings. What causes Syndrome X? Eating too many processed high-carbohydrate foods such as breads, pastas, and sweets creates an excess of glucose and cell-destroying free radicals in your system, leads to insulin overload, and deprives your body of the nutrients it needs to thrive. How can you tell if you have Syndrome X? Signs can be as simple as a spare tire around your waist, fatigue, mental fuzziness, and elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. To get a more complete picture, read this book. It arms you with a self-test and other valuable tools for determining whether you have or are in danger of developing Syndrome X. What can you do to fight Syndrome X? The first big step in conquering Syndrome X is reading this book. It outlines a complete, three-step program—including easy-to-follow diets, light physical activity, and readily available vitamins and nutritional supplements—guaranteed to safeguard you against developing Syndrome X or to reverse it if you already have it. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Size: 15.5 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0471398586. ISBN/EAN: 9780471398585. Inventory No: F205-1011. . 9780471398585, John Wiley & Sons, New york: Hyperion, 2001. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. map by Neil Gower. dark cranberry boards black cloth spine with gold title minimal amount where to the edges of the book dust jacket fairly good shape has a crease on the back fly see pictures minor amount ruffling on dust jacket book is been read a couple of times once by me fairly carefully.very interesting, makes you realize how many rights we have generally regarded to process the United States.. Him him him Peer.translated by Ros Schwartz printing history originally published in France as la prisonniere© editonns grasset & fasquelle 1999 all photos unless otherwise credited @ Oufkir / Grasset. A gripping memoir that reads like a political thriller--the story of Malika Oufkir's turbulent and remarkable life. Born in 1953, Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide. Adopted by the king at the age of five, Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the seclusion of the court harem, one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and extraordinary privilege. Then, on August 16, 1972, her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five younger brothers and sisters. and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colony. After fifteen years, the last ten of which they spent locked up in solitary cells, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape. Recaptured after five days, Malika was finally able to leave Morocco and begin a new life in exile in 1996. A heartrending account in the face of extreme deprivation and the courage with which one family faced its fate, Stolen Lives is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey to freedom. 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New York, NY: Talk Miramax Books, 2001. 1st Stated Ed 4th Pr. Hardbound. 8vo. 293 Pgs.. Fine in Good- DJ/Good. Stolen Lives, Twenty Years In A Desert published by Talk Miramax Books, NY, 2001. 1st Stated Ed 4th Pr. Hardbound in DJ. 8vo. 293 Pgs. By Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi. In 1972, Oufkir's father attempted to overthrow Morocco's King Hussan II. Her father was executed, but she and the rest of her family, mother and five siblings, were imprisoned for 20 years in a series of quarters that declined in comfort. Finally, on the verge of starvation, they dug an escape tunnel, only to be recaptured and imprisoned once again. This book details the horrifying experience of her family and the circumstances of her nation. Description text copyright 2007 Books For Comfort. Item ID 15259., Talk Miramax Books, 2001

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Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
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Malika Oufkir, Michele Fitoussi, Ros Schwartz

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Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

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At the age of 5, Malika Oufkir, eldest daughter of General Oufkir, was adopted by King Muhammad V of Morocco and sent to live in the palace as part of the royal court. There she led a life of unimaginable privilege and luxury alongside the king's own daughter. King Hassan II ascended the throne following Muhammad V's death, and in 1972 General Oufkir was found guilty of treason after staging a coup against the new regime, and was summarily executed. Immediately afterward, Malika, her mother, and her five siblings were arrested and imprisoned, despite having no prior knowledge of the coup attempt.

They were first held in an abandoned fort, where they ate moderately well and were allowed to keep some of their fine clothing and books. Conditions steadily deteriorated, and the family was eventually transferred to a remote desert prison, where they suffered a decade of solitary confinement, torture, starvation, and the complete absence of sunlight. Oufkir's horrifying descriptions of the conditions are mesmerizing, particularly when contrasted with her earlier life in the royal court, and many graphic images will long haunt readers. Finally, teetering on the edge of madness and aware that they had been left to die, Oufkir and her siblings managed to tunnel out using their bare hands and teaspoons, only to be caught days later. Her account of their final flight to freedom makes for breathtaking reading. Stolen Lives is a remarkable book of unfathomable deprivation and the power of the human will to survive.

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