Comics & Graphic Novels

Time For Lights Out

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn’t like them much. Illustrated with Briggs’s inimitable pencil drawings, Time for Lights Out is a collection of short pieces, some funny, some melancholy, some remembering his wife who died young, others about the joy of grandchildren, of walking the dog... He looks back at his schooldays and his time as an evacuee during the war, and remembers his parents and the house in which he grew up. But most, like this one, are about his home in Sussex: Looking round this house, What will they say, The future ghosts? There must have been Some barmy old bloke here, Long-haired, artsy-fartsy type, Did pictures for kiddy books Or some such tripe. You should have seen the stuff He stuck up in that attic! Snowman this and snowman that, Tons and tons of tat.

Lights Out

Author: T. S. Wiley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 642

When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie. With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We’re literally dying for a good night’s sleep. Our lifestyle wasn’t always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb. When we don’t get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since day one. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 p.m., midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive. Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us. Wiley and Formby also reveal: -That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging -Why the carbohydrate-rich diets recommended by many health professionals are not only ridiculously ineffective but deadly -Why the lifesaving information that can turn things around is one of the best-kept secrets of our day. Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.

Lights Out

Author: Darius Anania

Publisher: Darius Anania


Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 396

This gripping book takes you screaming around the track of Formula 1 racing in a brand new novel for longtime race fans and those with no knowledge of the sport. Here we meet Kiara, a scrappy driver who faces an underperforming car and a lackluster race season as she fights for a place as a woman in a male-dominated field. Kiara meets an unlikely competitor who pushes her to perform in a series of enthralling head-to-head competitions under circumstances that test not only her own grit, but her resiliency in the face of unimaginable challenges. In Lights Out, Darius Anania brings a fictional story of Formula 1 to life with engrossing storytelling and unforgettable characters.
Business & Economics

Lights Out?

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 321

Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the region made up of the countries of Central and South East Europe (CSE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), is a major energy supplier to both Eastern and Western Europe. However, the outlook for both primary and derivative energy supplies is questionable, with a real prospect that there will be a significant decline during the next two decades. Western Europe is heavily dependent on energy imports from this region and therefore will be affected by declines in primary energy supplies. But Western Europe has the financial capacity to secure the energy supplies it needs (albeit at the expense of others). In contrast, the region s energy-importing countries are caught between Western Europe, which has increasing import needs, and it s own exporters, whose exports will likely decline. These countries face the prospect of being squeezed not only financially but also in terms of energy access. This difficult prospect is compounded by the deterioration of the energy infrastructure, including power generation and district heating. Although the public sector will have to finance a portion of these infrastructure investments, it will not have the capacity to meet the full needs. It is essential, therefore, that the countries in the region move quickly to put in place an enabling environment to support investment in the sector. Further complicating these issues are environmental concerns, in particular concern about climate change. EU member states and those with EU ambitions will need to meet the challenging EU greenhouse gas emissions targets. At the same time, a number of countries in the region will face the temptation to use environmentally unfriendly technology to meet their immediate energy needs. 'Lights Out?' analyzes key measures that can help countries address all of these challenges.
Family & Relationships

Lights Out!

Author: Chad Cramer

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

View: 586

Lights Out! is packed with real-life examples from the author's life as well as his children's, as he challenges the prevalent fear of the dark in a courageous duel. After dealing with this fear for over a decade and then again with his children, Chad determined to help others overcome this fear from the things he learned. If you've ever struggled with this fear or your children currently do, then dive in and discover how your children can win through Scripture and the scores of "fearbusters" listed at the end of each chapter. Victory can start immediately, and your children don't have to wait any longer to enjoy the wonders of the night instead of being afraid of them. They'll learn to rely on the "God who sees" and the one who created darkness for a reason. Whether your children are in their toddler years or in college, this book delivers the message in an amusing yet strategic way, to help your children trample fear with faith. Sweet dreams and peaceful nights await the courageous child who learns to rest in the shadow of the Almighty!

Lights Out

Author: Jason Starr

Publisher: Oldcastle Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 427

Ryan Rossetti and Jake Thomas were the two Major League-bound rivals on their high school baseball team. Until Ryan hurt his pitching arm and landed a $10 dollar an hour life as a house painter. Lucky Jake made it all the way, and he and his $10 million signing bonus are heading back for a publicity-motivated homecoming weekend. But he's got a nasty surprise in store: Ryan is involved in an intense, addictive relationship with Jake's fiancé Christina, who now faces a choice between love in a Brooklyn tenement or a heartless marriage on Easy Street. None of the three have any idea what's about to play out in the streets they once all called home... Lights Out is a razor sharp crime novel that brilliantly combines biting social satire, explosive suspense, and honest, revealing human drama. 'Lights Out has the New York sound, the energy, dialog that's on the beat... Read it and you'll go hunting for Jason Starr's other books, I promise' - Elmore Leonard 'Jason Starr is hypnotically good - if you miss him, you're missing some of the best new writing there is' - Lee Child 'Jason Starr is a leader of the new noir movement' - George P. Pelecanos

Primary Care Sleep Medicine

Author: James F. Pagel

Publisher: Springer


Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 962

Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide was among the first books to address sleep medicine for a primary care audience. It remains the primary text oriented to the primary care physician with an interest in sleep disorders medicine. Since this title published, there have been many changes in the sleep field. A new text oriented towards supporting the primary care physician in the practice of sleep medicine is needed; an updated second edition of Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide could fill this knowledge gap. This second edition will include updated information on insomnia medications, post-traumatic stress disorders, home sleep testing protocols, complex sleep apnea and the defined role for primary care physicians in sleep medicine.

Achievement and Addiction

Author: Edgar P. Nace

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 245

View: 564

Achievement and Addiction examines in depth the psychodynamic, social, and biological factors that interact to culminate in the "impaired professional," and provides a practical guide to the sensitive and effective treatment of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lawyers, business executives, and high achievers from all professions. It also discusses the etiologic factors at the root of the addiction, as well as the neurochemical mechanisms of the major drugs of abuse. This book describes the process of intervention, diagnosis, and evaluation, as well as guidelines for matching the patient to the level of treatment. Of particular interest are several candid and detailed case histories written by members of the various professions that enrich and enliven the text. Specific therapeutic approaches applicable to professional populations are also covered, including the use of psychotherapy, medication, monitoring, support groups, and, of particular value, 12-step programs.
Young Adult Fiction

Lights Off

Author: Joey Paul

Publisher: Bug Books


Category: Young Adult Fiction


View: 113

The Revolution will be televised War happens in the blink of an eye. And it kills without hesitation. With the King’s reign threatened, he will do whatever it takes to end the war and bring peace to his people. Only he has no qualms about sacrificing anyone who gets in his way. Lock and Clara, together with the Evendown rebels have a part to play in making sure the war ends with their side as victorious. The only thing they can do is train to fight and act as a safe haven for people joining the war. Border crossings, an alliance with Raildown and Cardown, and the threat of death and destruction fill everyone’s minds. Lock has one job, to stay alive. Peace takes time. The question is, do they have the time to wait? Or will the King continue his reign of terror?