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1. Northwest Wines: A Pocket Guide
2. My Reality: Contemporary Art and
3. A Political Bestiary
4. Species Conservation and Management:
5. Darwin's Children
6. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't
7. Coaching Youth Baseball
8. Sphere of Influence
9. Northwest Wines: A Pocket Guide
10. The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer
11. Partners (German Edition)
12. Carolina Hurricanes Coaches: Peter
13. Film Score Monthly, June 2004
14. Ahead Of The 21St Century
16. Dot-Com People: James H. Clark,
17. Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Coaches:
18. Media and marriage: 'Good Night'
20. American Music, Volume 3 Number

1. Northwest Wines: A Pocket Guide to the Wines of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
by Paul; McCarthy, Daniel; Prather, Jeff; McCarthy, Dan Gregutt
Paperback: Pages (1996)
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Asin: 1570610622
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to the winery's offerings
After visiting many of the wineries described within the book I found thecontent to be very much in line with my observations. Not an exact match(we agreed on about 3/4ths of them), though differences could be explainedby palate.

Even though it is difficult to remain current, I think theauthors did a very good job. The only item I found lacking is a generalguide to vintages, ala the tearout from some wine magazines. For example,which wines are generally best for a particular year and when it isexpectedto reach its peak. One specifically for the regions in the bookwould be helpful.

All in all, though -- good job! ... Read more

2. My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
by Jeff Fleming, Takashi Murakami, Matthew Benedict, Lee Bul, Taro Chiezo, James Esber, Inka Essenhigh, Masakatu Inamoto, Mika Kato, Micha Klein, Miltos Manetas, Richard Patterson, Momoyo Torimitsu, Charlie White, Kenji Yanobe, Paul McCarthy, Yoshitomo Nara
Paperback: 96 Pages (2001-09-15)
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Asin: 1879003333
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Japanese animation, or anime, which has attained cult status among young people globally during the past several decades, is increasingly breaking into the mainstream. "My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation",investigates the influence of this form of pop culture on today's art in Japan, other Asian countries, and the West.

Featured artists include: Inka Essenhigh, Mariko Mori, Paul McCarthy, Tom Sachs, Richard Patterson, Takashi Murakami among others.

Essays by Jeff Fleming, Takashi Murakami and Susan Lubowsky Talbott. Foreword by Judith Richards,

35 color and 10 b&w.
9 x 12 in. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars 3/5
The synergy between Japanese anime and American pop culture is explored in this book, a companion piece to the traveling exhibition currently in installation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. My Reality examines the role of anime on modern art; in particular, there's a technology-friendly bent to anime, which the book asserts has been assimilated in the technique of "serious" artists in both hemispheres. The book, much like the exhibition, touches upon the common anime themes of high technology, aliens, cyborgs and so on, but through a series of essays, draws a link between these and real-life themes such as gender roles and popular and consumer culture. Showcasing artwork from emerging artists like Takashi Murakami, Mariko Mori, and Paul McCarthy, this book is an interesting, although way too brief, commentary on art and culture in the face of technology and the future, as well as providing additional depth to the context of this intriguing exhibition.

1-0 out of 5 stars ADisappointment
This is a this book of three essays with some just sort of interesting photos and illustrations. I was expecting lots of great Anime and collectable art that is inspired by Manga and Anime, but this is a companion to a traveling exhibit of art inspired by Anime and Manga. The art is just ok, nothing really interesting, and the essays are dull as if written for a thesis. There are way too many footnotes, and phrases like "ontological insecurity".I just don't see this type of art as high-brow art. Skip this book. ... Read more

3. A Political Bestiary
by Eugene J. McCarthy, James J. Kilpatrick
Paperback: 90 Pages (1979-10)
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Asin: 0380465086
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4. Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies includes CD-ROM
Hardcover: 552 Pages (2004-10-07)
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Asin: 0195166469
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This edited volume is a collection of population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species, including plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.Each chapter of the book describes the application of RAMAS GIS 4.0 to one species, with the aim of demonstrating how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, and how the results of the model has been or can be used in conservation and management of the species.The book comes with a CD that includes a demo version of the program, and the data files for each species. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good, Practical Examples
This book addresses the use of computer models in species conservation and management.It is a very informative book that will be of great value to graduate conservation biology courses, government agencies, and land managers.The book consists of a series of sections on plants, invertebrates, fish, herps, birds, and mammals.Each section has a summary chapter discussing the state of the art for that taxonomic group and a number of case studies.Some of the summary chapters, such as the amphibian and reptile chapter, are excellent.The case studies are informative and give the reader a good view of the breath of modeling studies that have been done to date.An accompanying CD provides a number of example models that the reader can use to explore the power of these procedures.I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Professor, Dept. Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado Stat
This edited book covers conservation planning and population viability analyses in a clear and comprehensive fashion.The inclusion of chapters on plants, invertebrates, fishes, birds and mammals makes it particularly attractive for teaching students with broad taxonomic interests in conservation biology.Each chapter uses models from the software program RAMAS GIS which accompanies the book on CD.I use the RAMAS GIS software in my graduate course in landscape ecology and the material in this book provided a great diversity of data sets and case histories. The program has excellent graphics and is well documented enabling the reader to understand what models are being used and the assumptions of those models. I strongly recommend the book for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in population and conservation biology. ... Read more

5. Darwin's Children
by Greg Bear
Audio CD: Pages (2003-04-01)
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Asin: 0739302345
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Greg Bear’s Nebula Award–winning novel, Darwin’s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution—one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where “survival of the fittest” takes on astonishing and controversial new dimensions.


Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA—a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence . . . and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the “old” human race.

Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special “schools,” targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have sprung up among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseases—and who fear the worst if the government’s draconian measures are carried to their extreme.

Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but determined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stella—a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind.

But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the government’s radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children monitor their every move—watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike the next blow in their escalating war to preserve “humankind” at any cost.

From the Hardcover edition.Amazon.com Review
Darwin's Children, Greg Bear's follow-up to Darwin's Radio, is top-shelf science fiction, thrilling and intellectually charged. It's no standalone, though. The plot and characters are certainly independent of the previous novel, but the background in Darwin's Radio is essential to nonbiologists trying to understand what's going on. The next stage of human evolution has arrived, announced by the birth of bizarre "virus children." Now the children with the hypersenses and odd faces are growing up, and the world has to figure out what to do with them. The answer is evil and all too human, as governments put the kids in camps to protect regular folks from imagined dangers. Mitch and Kaye, scientists whose daughter Stella is swept up in the fray, become unwillingly involved in the politics that erupt around the issue of the new humans. Harrowing chases, gun battles, epidemics, and tense meetings about civil rights ensue, all brilliantly narrated. But just when you think you've got the book figured out, Bear throws a massive curveball by introducing... religion. That's right, a good old-fashioned epiphany, plopped down in the middle of a hard science fiction novel. But even skeptical readers will be swept along with Kaye as she tries to deal with what's happening to her and how it relates to the fate of her daughter's species. Keep reading past the words that make you uncomfortable--the hot science, the cool spirituality--and you'll be rewarded with a story of complete and moving humanity. --Therese Littleton ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars As affective and touching as the first one
I enjoyed this sequel to Darwin's Radio. It was as touching and affective (and suspenseful) as the first novel. I also appreciated the hard-science plot and the definitions and sources in the back of DC. I had spent a fair amount of reading time wondering how much of the whole genomic story could possibly ever happen.

Not much, apparently, though Bear makes clear that molecular biologists aren't all that sure. (Somehow I had overlooked the genetic origin of viruses and that explication, alone, was worth the price of admission.) I also liked the blending of science and belief. It was surprising and well done.

I could have done without the villainy attached to the Republicans and Foxnews. As I recall, when SF masters like Heinlein blamed pols, they did not specify party and used fictitious journalists as stand-ins for the industry. I wonder why writers like Bear (and Stross, to name another who does it) feel the need to push their personal politics in their readers' faces. Sign of the times, I suppose, or maybe their editors/publishers require it. Still, despite this flaw (neither book wallows in it), both were worthy, absorbing tales I recommend to all, whether hard SF fans or not. Bring a hanky.

1-0 out of 5 stars Borderline Awful
I have read a lot of reviews discussing how Greg Bear's prose is smooth and flowing, and that this book is full of biology, intriguiging, etc. Bull. Every other sentence is full of over-strained hyperbole, struggling to get attention with poor, over-stated comparisions like "the rain... drummed like a million bored fingers" (not an exact quote). This style added nothing to the plot and was so distracting to the point that I found my self not paying attention. Afetr about 1/3 of the way through I put it down and could not finish it.

There are too many outstanding sci fi books out there to waste your limited time on books like this.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK sequel, too technical on genetics theory
After reading Darwin's Radio, I quickly picked up the sequel. The story itself takes place about 10 years later, and has 3 main sequences. The first and last part of the book is entertaining, and definitely a page turner. The problem lies in the middle portion of the book.Bear goes into a detailed discussion concerning genetics theory and ethics, but for this reader - way too much detail. I found myself skimming quickly through a good 150 pages, waiting for the story to pick up the pace.
Overall, it's good to find out what has happened to Mitch, Kate and their daughter Stella (who is now a teenager), but I was hoping for more...

3-0 out of 5 stars The virus children reach adolescence
Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are on the road. They flee and hide to keep their daughter safe. They need to keep ahead of the bounty hunters and the hysterical general public who are ready to turn them in. Their daughter Stella, product of SHEVA virus outbreak, is quickly maturing in the Virginia they are hiding. But Stella disappears, is caught by an informer, and transferred to camp run by Emergency Action (EMAC), with deprived of human rights. Fear and hatred of the virus children have made the 'Shevite' children quarantined by the government.The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children.A new disease begins killing SHEVA children in the special schools and camps. The public opinion becomes increasingly intolerant and EMAC even more powerful which leads to Mitch being jailed without trial. They get separated from their daughter permanently. Will the government's draconian measures be carried to their extreme?

In order to get into the book, the reader must have read the prequel Darwin's Radio. The retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans is continued in this book to show how the new children are reaching adolescence. The genetics and evolution viewpoint has been lessened since the first book to make room for more character development of Kaye, Mitch and Stella. Is is clear that the author has put lot more effort to make reader engage and feel the emotions of the tragedy. The new ways of communication by using complex verbal tricks, enhanced facial expressions, psychoactive chemical scents is well executed. Depicting the government as intolerant, gullible, complacent or savage to the point of attempting genocide is looming deliciously at the background. The book ends in a tragedy and brings out the first Shevite baby from their 16 year old parents.

Three (3) stars. Written in 2003. The virus threats -- we meet a woman whose pig's kidney transplant start producing horrific SHEVA mutations -- are technically very realistic. Although the book has focus shift to characters compared to the first book, it is still heavy on the medical jargon; there is an appendix to explain the many used acronyms. The disturbing thing in the story, also in the previous book, is the constant shifting of viewpoint. In one moment the reader is immersed into the thoughts of Stella and then suddenly ripped off to somewhere else. In some places these shifts take only 1-3 pages which is too little to be justified; they disconnect and make one feel frustrated. There are also side tracks, like an archaeological excavation that reveals Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens being together, which are superfluous to the story (already explained in the first book). The ending is a little short and the reader is left wishing he would have seen more about the progress of the new society. This book is like an ice cream that melted before you could eat it. If the book had focused on the three lead characters and their survival the book would have been solid 5, because one genuinely starts to care for the people. Promising, but not necessarily satisfying read.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mixing science and religion
I read Greg Bear expecting stories based on reality, on science and the cutting edge of biology. Unfortunately, "Darwin's Children" reads more like an extended epilogue to "Darwin's Children," and while offering a little in the way of scientific suggestion -- mostly speculation of what the next phase of human evolution would be -- it instead drops in a load of religion. To place a religious epiphany on the same level as a serious exploration and extrapolation of scientific principles is, to me, completely unacceptable. The religious elements of the story have little to no attachment to the actual story of "Darwin's Children." As a result, the addition of a religious epiphany feels less like an exploration of the ramifications of the existence of God and more like proselytizing by a religious convert who wants to place the existence of God on the same level of fact as the existence of evolution.

In a better context, an exploration of religious belief and how it can be reconciled with science and nature would be fascinating. But in the context of Greg Bear's hard-science reputation, "Darwin's Children" comes across more like malpractice. ... Read more

6. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) - Jazz Ensemble
by words by Joe McCarthy / arr. Jeff Hest Music by James V. Monaco
 Paperback: Pages (2001-01-01)
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7. Coaching Youth Baseball
by John P. McCarthy; Jr.; Jeff McKay
Unknown Binding: Pages (2007-01-01)
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8. Sphere of Influence
by Kyle Mills
Audio Cassette: Pages (2002-10-01)
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Asin: 0060520078
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Mark Beamon has always been an unconventional FBI agent -- and years of putting truth ahead of protocol have him languishing in a dead-end job in the Bureau's Phoenix office. But before he can officially be put out to pasture, our nation's war against terrorism pulls him back to the front lines.

Videotapes arriving at television stations across the country bear a terrifying message: A terrorist cell inside the United States possesses a rocket launcher and will begin attacking civilian targets within days. As panic takes hold, the FBI calls on Beamon for one last assignment. Suspecting a connection between the Mob and these fanatics, he is sent undercover to meet a Mafia don who might have information concerning the terrorists.

That simple meeting goes horribly wrong when Beamon's partner is executed after his cover is blown. Barely escaping with his life, Beamon is determined to find the source of the leak and, more important, in one final act of self-destructive heroism, to exact revenge.

As he spirals into a world of government corruption, murder, and betrayal, Beamon comes to know the mysterious Christian Volkov -- a master criminal with seemingly limitless power. Soon it is clear that only through Volkov will Beamon be able to avenge his friend's death and unravel the conspiracy threatening his country.

Performed by Michael Kramer

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4-0 out of 5 stars Well Done
Sphere of Influence by Kyle Mills is sort of a relaxed thriller.There's suspense, but not too much.There's thrills, adventure and misadventure, but not too much, and there's Beamon who fits just right into a story about the things that can happen when all you want is out of this job.The writing is smooth and tight but the tension is not as high as most thrillers, letting you get a better feel for the characters.The story has a few unlikely twists, but the author keeps it all believable and there is little dead time as the action builds steadily into a solid conclusion.This is the first time I have read Mills and I really enjoyed the book

5-0 out of 5 stars Kyle Mills
Another one that is just great. a great writer.Can't put his books down once you start them. A great read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book dumb premise
I loved the book, the characters, etc.I randomly grabbed this book off the shelf to read nad wasn't disappointed.

I have 2 criticisms:

1. The whole concept of a rocket launcher shutting down the economy was (to my naive mind) dumb.Maybe it is a realistic option, but whatever.It didn't take away from the book at all.

2. Everything seemed to go right for the protaganists.

But I still enjoyed it, and would recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love Mark Beamon and this book is the best one of his stories yet!
I've "read" audios of several other books by Kyle Mills -- Rising Phoenix (2 tapes a bit too abridged), Free Fall (four tapes, great abridgment!), Storming Heaven (unabridged!). I've liked them all and marveled at the ideas underpinning the plotlines and Mark Beamon's brilliant strategies, but this is the best so far. I love Mark Beamon. I can see someone this intelligent lacking people-dealing skills and being mired in the bureaucracy.But when he can escape the box, can he ever think outside it! And what's almost as wonderful as Mark Beamon's mind is his humor - in the midst of dire situations. What a hysterically funny plan for ensuring the mob boss could escape! What a spectacular criminal he became!!! I don't know when I smiled so much over a nonstop action page-turner.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is Entertainment !
Although as stated in previous reviews, the plausability of this book does tend to be streched quite a bit, that does not subtract from the entertainment value of this book. Like his previous four novels, this book moves at a very quick pace, has engaging characters, and a plot line that will have you examining your morals and values. I wish Hollywood had the guts to adapt this novel to film as this would make a highly entertaining movie and would be very original as well. With the moral ambiguity of this book however I know that will never happen. Once again Kyle Mills has written a very clever and unique thriller. If you are looking for a very solid and entertaining thriller that will make you look at the world a litte differently- then you should enjoy this book. ... Read more

9. Northwest Wines: A Pocket Guide to the Wines of Washington, Oregon & Idaho, 2nd Edition
by Paul Gregutt, Jeff Prather Daniel McCarthy
 Paperback: Pages (1996)

Asin: B000OZY71O
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10. The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and A Good Night's Sleep
by William C. Dement, Christopher Vaughan
Audio Cassette: Pages (2000-03-01)
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Asin: 0671047264
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep -- and the price of sleep deprivation. Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, takes us on a fascinating tour of the sleeping body and mind, revealing the price we pay for ignoring sleep -- an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages.

Dr. Dement offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including: self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need; information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids; the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system; how to combat insomnia, snoring, jet-lag; and much more.Amazon.com Review
"We are a sleep-sick society," says William C. Dement, M.D.,Ph.D. According to Dr. Dement, "sleep science" has yielded a greatdeal of scientific knowledge about sleep--yet the general public, andeven doctors, aren't aware of it. Sleep disorders are routinelymisdiagnosed or ignored, sometimes resulting in medical tragedy anddeath, frequently leading to chronic exhaustion. In The Promise ofSleep, Dr. Dement aims to remedy that by making the latest sleepinformation accessible to health professionals and lay readers. Hedescribes the sleep cycle and gives a short history of sleepresearch. Then he dives into clear and detailed explanations ofconcepts and conditions we've all heard about, but that few of usunderstand: sleep debt, biological clock, circadian rhythm, insomnia,sleep apnea, narcolepsy. He discusses why we need sleep (soundsobvious, but it isn't) and the role of dreams. After 300 pages ofsleep facts, Dr. Dement teaches you how to "reclaim healthy sleep" inyour own life. You learn to assess your personal sleep situation bykeeping a sleep diary, measuring your sleep debt, and evaluating yourrisk of sleep disorders; find appropriate treatment; manage sleepcrises; and adopt a "sleep-smart lifestyle." A three-week "sleep camp"program at the end helps you put all the strategies together. Thisbook will put you to sleep--and that's meant as praise! --JoanPrice ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Authoritative And Convincing Book On The Importance Of Sleep
In "The Promise of Sleep" veteran sleep researcher Dr. William C. DeMent explains the chronic epidemic of exhaustion, insomnia, and other sleep disorders in modern society. DeMent stresses that most medical school curricula give short shrift to discussing sleep and sleep disorders resulting in numerous misdiagnoses, or physicians ignoring the problems people with sleep disorders have altogether.

I am a fairly light sleeper, and for several years flew international routes as a pilot. I found it difficult to overcome circadian rhythm effects in my sleep habits, and now choose to fly domestic trips as I did not want to risk developing some of the sleep insufficiency problems DeMent discusses in the book. When flying domestic trips, I have normal sleep patterns and am grateful for a good night's sleep. There is no doubt in my mind that DeMent is correct in his analysis of sleeping disorders, and I am grateful that a simple change helped me so much.

Although the book is long, I found much of the research fascinating. I found the accounting of successfully breeding a litter of narcoleptic Doberman puppies (p. 204) to be astounding: the account was so odd that it reminded me of fainting goats, although I'm sure the physiology behind the two is different. I also have done a substantial amount of study in various safety fields (mostly aviation and chemical processing,) and was unsurprised to see that many industrial accidents occurred when people were working on the back side of the clock. On p. 393 DeMent states "Nearly every major industrial accident in recent decades has occurred after midnight, in the early hours of the morning: the 'Exxon Valdez' grounding, the Chernobyl and Three-Mile Island [sic] nuclear accidents, the Bhopal chemical plant disaster. Students of system safety will not be surprised to hear this, and I agree with his conclusions, particularly as they relate to rotating shift work.

I think this is a great book either for those who have a sleep disorder, people who fear they might be developing a sleep disorder, medical professionals, or safety researchers interested in the effects of fatigue on human performance and health. The book is perhaps a bit over-long and redundant, but I found it a fascinating read and recommend it highly to anyone interested in the science of sleep.

1-0 out of 5 stars Please don't waste your time,don't buy the book!!
Page after page i was hoping for usefull info. If you read real carefully, you are able to distill some practical info well hidden in between countless repitions of boring experiments that mean nothing to the average person looking for applicable advice. I tried really hard to find any proof that i had spent my 18 dollars and about 6-8 hours wisely but failed miserably. I read about 3/4 of the book and found 4-5 ideas that resonated with me, but the ROI is low, very low.

I've read through the 5 star comments and honestly do not understand them:
- the average experiment is repeated 3-5 times throughout the book
- there's is plenty info that is repeated 10-15 times like 'don't drive when you're sleepy/drowsy' (duh)
- he spents way to much time elaborating on personal experience, all the wonderfull people he met, the experiments he conducted, complimenting himself, complimenting what he did, complementing people he worked with, complementing the organization he's set-up
- it's out of date, especially the way it's written
- the last 6 chapters should be practical but he keeps on repeating the topics in bullet 2

Buy this book when you plan a phd in sleep science or if you're looking for a badly organized encylopedia. Don't buy this book if you're looking for a practical solution to a sleep problem.

I love Powell's books in Portland, OR but the only reason why they could ve made this a 'staff pick' must ve been because M. Dement comes from nearby state Washington.

I realy hope Mr. Dement hires a decent writer that is able to translate 40 years of authorative knowledge into accesible information in stead of an annoying, frustrating data overload. It's a pitty.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
Thought this book was an excellent book...easy to read and follow. The only drawback is that it is probably a hair out of date after 5+ years. The foundational aspect of it, though, is very well done. The research that Dement did over the years was profound and the stories that he shares are great. All in all it was a great book about sleep.

4-0 out of 5 stars A valuable book, but may fall between audiences
* Abridged audiobook review *

Dr. William Dement was a pioneer in sleep research and has continued to be a leader in the field for over four decades, so this book is about as authoritative as you can get, though of course that still doesn't guarantee that he's right about everything.

The book contains plenty of useful information on a largely neglected topic, and this information can literally change (or save) your life if you act on it, particularly if you're not currently sleeping well.The main lesson is that you absolutely must get enough quality sleep to have a good quality and quantity of life, and to avoid accidents related to sleepiness.This means avoiding accumulation of excessive 'sleep debt', along with getting help from a sleep specialist if you have a significant sleep disorder.

In the audiobook, Dement goes into quite a bit of detail in describing how sleep research findings were arrived at and their corresponding limitations, and I assume that's even more the case in the print book.A benefit of these details is that they'll be helpful to physicians unfamiliar with sleep research, as well as other serious readers who want all the nitty gritty.But a drawback is that the details go far beyond what most people need from a practical standpoint, so I think a much shorter book would have worked better for a general audience, with a focus on telling people what they need to do rather than all the reasons why.

Overall, this is a useful book and I can recommend it, but I'll myself next be looking for a sleep book which is more recent, shorter, and more pragmatic.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Promise of Sleep
I love this book.It's very easy to read and understand.I never knew sleep could be so interesting.I checked it out from the library to see if it could help me with my sleeping problems and I didn't even finish reading it before I decided to buy it.It's fantasic! ... Read more

11. Partners (German Edition)
by Thomas Weski, Ernst Van Alphen, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner
Hardcover: 204 Pages (2004-03-02)
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One of the most powerful people in the art world--and the only Canadian on that list--Ydessa Hendeles is renowned not only as one of the foremost supporters of contemporary art but also as a brilliant curator and collector. The collection she has assembled under the auspices of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation is one of the most original, prescient, and highly regarded contemporary art collections in the world--if one of the lesser known. Large parts of it are being shown for the first time in Haus der Kunst in Munich, assembled and arranged by Hendeles; this book has been conceptualized by her in conjunction with the exhibition. In typical Hendeles fashion, Partners combines artworks, press photos, anonymous snapshots, and everyday articles. Maurizio Cattelan's HIM, a depiction of Hitler on his knees, plays a key role, as does a large installation of thousands of historical snapshots of teddy bears.

Essays by Carol Squiers and Ernst van Alphen.~Introduction by Ydessa Hendeles.~Foreword by Chris Dercon and Thomas Weski.

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12. Carolina Hurricanes Coaches: Peter Laviolette, Jeff Daniels, Paul Maurice, Kevin Mccarthy, Greg Stefan, List of Carolina Hurricanes Head Coaches
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Chapters: Peter Laviolette, Jeff Daniels, Paul Maurice, Kevin Mccarthy, Greg Stefan, List of Carolina Hurricanes Head Coaches. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Peter Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is a retired American National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman and current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. From 2003-2008, he was the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, which he led to a Stanley Cup championship in the 2005-06 season. As a player, Laviolette spent the majority of his 10-year career playing for various minor league teams. He played twelve games in the NHL for the New York Rangers in the 198889 season. He began his coaching career as head coach of the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. In one season as coach, he led his team to a 37249 record and a berth in the playoffs, wherein they lost in the third round. He left Wheeling to take over the head coaching job for the Providence Bruins. In 199899 he coached the team to a 56154 regular-season record. In the playoffs Providence won the American Hockey League (AHL) Championship with a 154 playoff record. Laviolette was named AHL Coach of the Year. Laviolette's success in the AHL earned him a stint as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins. Having grown up in the Boston suburb of Franklin, Massachusetts, Laviolette was disappointed when he did not get the head coaching job in Boston after that season so he left for the head coaching job on Long Island. After taking over the New York Islanders, which had suffered seven years of post-season futility prior to his arrival, he led his team to the playoffs in both seasons he was there. His first season in New York resulted in a surprisingly consistent season in which the Islanders earned 96 points (422884 record), nearly winning the Atlanti...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=644699 ... Read more

13. Film Score Monthly, June 2004 (Articles on Lalo Schifrin, Michael McCarthy, Gary LaMel, and Harry Gregson-Williams, Volume 9, Number 5, June 2004)
by Nick Joy, Karen Rugg Jeff Bond
Single Issue Magazine: 48 Pages (2004)

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14. Ahead Of The 21St Century
by Peter Fischli, David Weiss, John Armleder, George Condo, Wim Delvoye, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons
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Damien Hirst's Alone Yet Together, a pseudoscientific installation of fish suspended in formaldehyde in small, identical glass boxes, graces the cover of this volume. As the singular image selected to represent the Pisces Collection, it demands some exploration of wordplay. Pisces is, after all, the zoological term for fish and also the name of a zodiac sign--the astrological sign, as it happens, of the collection's anonymous owner. Devoted to contemporary art from the 1980s onward, the Pisces Collection takes not an encyclopedic approach but a focused one, concentrating on representing the work of a relatively small group of artists in depth. For the first time, 150 pieces from this very valuable collection are presented to the international public, featuring work by John M. Armleder, Ross Bleckner, George Condo, Wim Delvoye, Fischli & Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Mariko Mori, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Ruff, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, and Christopher Wool. Highlights from the 80s include Prince's My Name and Koons's Encased Five Rows; the 90s are represented through photographic works by Sherman and Gursky, alongside Struths's Paradise 2 (Pilgrim Sands). Hirst's Something solid beneath the surface of several creatures great and small, with its use of live and dead animals, is one of the collection's more controversial pieces.Artists Include: Andreas Gursky, Paul McCarthy, Jeff Koons, Margrit Brehm, Franz West, , Rosemarie Trockel, John M. Armleder, Ross Bleckner, George Condo, Wim Delvoye, Fischli / Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Damien Hirst, Thomas Struth, Mariko Mori, Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince amongst others.

Edited by Simon de Pury and Daniella Luxembourg.
Introduction by Margrit Brehm.

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15. W MAGAZINE TREASURE CHEST OCTOBER 2002 (Magazine. Naomi Watts. Jeff Wall. Julie Taymor.)
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16. Dot-Com People: James H. Clark, Jerry Yang, Ken Mccarthy, Manpreet Singh, Marc Andreessen, Damian Stephens, Jeff Black, Pierre Omidyar
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Chapters: James H. Clark, Jerry Yang, Ken Mccarthy, Manpreet Singh, Marc Andreessen, Damian Stephens, Jeff Black, Pierre Omidyar, Terry Semel, Kathy Sierra, Martha Lane Fox, Marc Fest, Brian Solis, Jonathan Dube, Gurbaksh Chahal, Pete Snyder, Ron Conway, Tim O'reilly, Michael Arrington, Brett Atwood, Lawrence Kestenbaum, Aaron Swartz, Alexander Muse, Dick Hardt, Jon Mittelhauser, Steve Jurvetson, Dan Gillmor, F. Mark Modzelewski, Stowe Boyd, Melissa Marr, Anil Mathews, David Filo, Marc Scarpa, Scott A. Jones, Pedro Sostre, Kevin Spidel, Keith Teare, Susan Mernit, Stephan Ekbergh, Aaron Patzer, Bob Bernard, Brent Hoberman, Dimitri Boylan, Sam Altman, Eric Hahn, Richard Johnson, David O. Sacks, Gerry Kearby, Sahar Sarid, Brent E. Erwin, Philip J. Kaplan. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 157. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ken McCarthy (born September 20, 1959) is an American activist, educator, entrepreneur and Internet commercialization pioneer. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, McCarthy's father Francis W. McCarthy (1922-2003) was pioneer in the practical applications of data processing technology for the insurance industry. McCarthy's maternal grandfather, Andrew Paretti of the Bronx, NY, was the preeminent granite masonry contractor in the New York City area from 1936 to 1955. His firm did the stone work for the Chapel at West Point, Keating Hall at Fordham University, and the Peace Plaza of the UN as well as numerous public works projects during the Robert Moses era. McCarthy graduated from Regis High School (New York City) in 1977 and Princeton University in 1981. At Princeton he was the program director for WPRB-FM. While at university and immediately afterwards, he produced numerous concerts including several for his college roommate, multi-Grammy nominee Stanley Jordan. His...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=9345646 ... Read more

17. Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Coaches: Jeff Lebo, Henry Dickerson, John Shulman, Harold Drew, Mack Mccarthy
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Chapters: Jeff Lebo, Henry Dickerson, John Shulman, Harold Drew, Mack Mccarthy. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jeffrey Brian (Jeff) Lebo (born October 5, 1966 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) is the head men's basketball coach at East Carolina University. He was previously the head men's basketball coach at Auburn University (2004-2010), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2002-04), and Tennessee Tech (1998-2002). Before becoming a head coach, he spent a total of eight years as an assistant coach at South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and East Tennessee State. As a high school player, Lebo played for his father, Dave Lebo, at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he was a McDonalds All-American. The elder Lebo would later serve as an assistant to his son, at Auburn. As a collegian, Lebo was a 4 year starter at point guard (1986-1989) while playing for legendary coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. While at Carolina, Lebo set the Tar Heel record for most consecutive free throws made (41 from January 3 to March 12, 1989), the most assists in a single game (17 vs. vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga on Nov. 18, 1988) and graduated with the highest ever free throw shooting percentage (.839) in Tar Heel history. Lebo was also an Academic All American and graduated in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration. After leaving the Tar Heels, Lebo had a brief NBA career as a member of the San Antonio Spurs during the 1989-90 season, appearing in four games. On 12 March 2010, following a loss to Florida in the 2010 SEC men's basketball tournament in Nashville, Lebo was fired as the head basketball coach after compiling a 96-93 record at Auburn and no post-season NCAA Tournament bids. On March 22, 2010, Lebo was named head coach at Ea...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=8571053 ... Read more

18. Media and marriage: 'Good Night' examines Murrow-McCarthy clash in the 1950s; 'Squid' screenwriter revisits his parents' divorce.(MOVIES - Good Night, ... An article from: National Catholic Reporter
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Title: Media and marriage: 'Good Night' examines Murrow-McCarthy clash in the 1950s; 'Squid' screenwriter revisits his parents' divorce.(MOVIES - Good Night, and Good Luck; The Squid and the Whale)(Movie Review)
Author: Joseph Cunneen
Publication: National Catholic Reporter (Magazine/Journal)
Date: November 4, 2005
Publisher: National Catholic Reporter
Volume: 42Issue: 3Page: 18(1)

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20. American Music, Volume 3 Number 1 Spring 1985 [Article on Stance, Role & Identity in Fieldwork among Folk Baptists and Pentecostals]
by John P., Jeff Todd Titon, Robert F. Nisbett, Ann McKinley, S. Margaret W. McCarthy, Betty E. Chmaj, Nicholas Tawa, Leonie Rosenstiel, Edith Borroff, et al Frayne
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