America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever--
Dirt-free, low-cost, space-saving, low in pesticides, and environmentally friendly, hydroponic gardening the art of growing plants without any soil is a method already used by millions for growing healthy, vibrant plants by everyday gardeners. In Greek, hydro translates to water and ponos translates as labor, meaning that your garden lets the water do the work of feeding nutrients to your plant no soil necessary. This technology allows your plants to grow with nutrient solutions, with its roots free or supported by means like peat moss, sawdust, or gravel. The result is high yield production with a growth rate that is 30 to 50 percent faster than a soil-based plant grown under the same conditions, according to the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. You don't have to be a professional horticulturalist to learn how to grow soil-free in your own home. For anyone who was ever turned off by traditional gardening because of inconvenience or messiness, hydroponic gardening offers an attractive and practical alternative. Your fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other foliage can flourish without their roots being buried unnecessarily in layers of restrictive, water-wasting soil. According to The Green Living Journal, growing plants and crops without soil requires only 1/20 to 1/30 the amount of water needed with conventional gardening, saving you on both the costs of soil and water. With How to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, & Houseplants Without Soil as your step-by-step guide, you can learn how to set up your own hydroponic garden right in your backyard, greenhouse, or windowsill. And with science showing that soil-less gardening results in higher yields and much less water waste, hydroponics are on their way to becoming the primary gardening method of the future though this technique has been used for centuries. If you want to start your own low-maintenance, healthy garden, this book has everything you need to take you from seed to sprout and beyond. Using this heavily researched book, you will learn every detail behind why and how hydroponic gardening works, and what tools you will need to get started. Discover the long history behind this alternative method, and find out what plants and crops flourish the most without soil. You will learn how to prime your plants for growth, as well as how to deal with pests or any other garden hindrances. Learn about both the pros and cons of soil-less planting, as well as the various materials you can utilize to enhance growth and support your plants roots, such as gravel, clay, mineral solutions, and aeroponics. You can understand how to harness the power of natural and artificial light to nurture the growth of your plants, as well as how to use the best environmentally safe and organic methods and media for your green garden. This book features a multitude of in-depth interviews with scientists, hobbyists, and greenhouse-savvy experts who will teach you the secrets behind starting and maintaining your new, innovative hobby. And if you want to turn your hydroponic hobby into an income-producing garden, this book will show you how. Whether your garden comprises a few window-sized containers or multiple sprawling greenhouses, you can learn how hydroponics can inexpensively and easily fit your gardening goals.
Marton spins another outstanding read of danger, action, thrills, heartbreak, and mystery in this fast pace action thriller. Page by Page Reviews When an American teenager disappears abroad, Clara Roberts, a by-the-book investigator on a secret mission, joins forces with Light Walker, an ex-SEAL turned lawless mercenary, to save her. The sparks they generate--and the trouble they stir up--threaten to set the jungle ablaze. Nothing is what it seems in this fast-paced romantic thriller. As attraction grows into love, looming danger turns into all-out war, and the whole region explodes around them. Clara and Walker must hold on to each other and race against time to survive. If you enjoy books by Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Cindy Gerard, or Anne Stuart, you will love Ms. Marton's books. Page by Page Reviews.
Trapped in the wrong time, she needs a knight in shining armor, but this damsel in distress might be the real savior. A damsel in distress... With a day planner attached to her hip, the last thing Katy Tolson wants is a romance that threatens her well-ordered life. She's set to marry the safe--but bland--guy, but something's not quite...right. A careless wish thrusts her through time into medieval Wales and into the arms of... A knight in somewhat shining armor... Sir Robert Beucol, half-Norman and half-Welsh, lives with the shame of his father's treason and vows to reclaim his family's holdings and thereby his honor. To prove himself to his king, he must be more Norman than a full-blooded Norman. What better way to show loyalty than to fight his mother's people? He has no desire to be sidetracked by the mysterious wench with pink toenails, peculiar habits, and passion smoldering behind her cool, collected exterior. A rebellion that challenges both... The Welsh uprising fits perfectly into Roberts plans. Katys on the other hand? Thats a no. As they embark on a perilous journey through the heart of Wales, each passionate encounter pulls them closer together, but farther from their goals. When everything they value is at stake, can they save each other and their love?
They don't play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley's biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he'll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions--can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.--Back cover.
Kristin Cavallari is best known for her time on the hit reality series Laguna Beach and follow-up show, The Hills. But Cavallari is so much more than a reality star. Since her time on MTV, she has had a hand in multiple business ventures, including jewelry design, a line of shoes, and a lifestyle app. Besides that, she is the mother to two young boys, wife to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and a frequent guest and commentator on E! Network. Cavallari is busier than ever and her fans always ask her the same question: How does she balance it all? In Balancing in Heels, Cavallari answers just that question and more, sharing how she juggles all facets of her life with style and grace. Chapters focus on everything from health and wellness, fitness, fashion, and being a successful businesswoman to more private matters of motherhood and her relationship with Jay. This beautiful volume is an intimate look at the woman behind the fame and the perfect gift for her many fans--
In war zones witnessing widespread conflict, what makes life at all worth living? When chaos becomes a way of life in places where religion and violence intersect, what do people hold on to? If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure? Dennis Covington pursued answers to these questions for years, traveling deep into places like Syria, Mexico, and the American South. Looking not for rigid doctrines, creeds, or beliefs--which, he says, can be contradictory, even dangerous--he sought something bigger and more fundamental: faith. It's faith in goodness, kindness, and the humanity of the smallest moments that makes the most difficult times bearable.
In 1987, Trump published an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. Now republished, but not updated, the book still provides a guide to personal finance that also provides a look into Trump's life up to that point.
Nights usher Diana Lorenz from modern city life into a bygone era of horse-drawn coaches, elegantly gowned ladies, and gentlemen as adept with social graces as they are with swords. Scars, mysteriously present since her infancy, bleed with no discernable cause. Vivid dreams intensify, filling her with terror. Haunting, penetrating eyes peer at her through confused images. Meanwhile, Kendra Porter, Diana’s best friend, employs training in psychology and active psychic gifts to seek significance in recurring dreams steadily ruining her friend’s peace of mind and chances for happiness. When Diana is assaulted by a violent gang, neither woman is prepared for the shocking truth behind the dreams. Shared faith and devoted friendship combine Diana’s inner strength with Kendra’s innate wisdom to guide them toward Diana’s painful recovery and events that endanger innumerable lives, including their own.
Former Army Ranger, and Chimera-shifter, Connor Gunn is fighting a losing battle against his lion side. Just released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, the last thing he needs is to be blackmailed into a bank robbery, along with his twin brother Tyler. Worse, the lovely FBI agent already in the bank affects him like no other woman ever has, awakening his body and compelling his lion to the brink of taking full control. FBI agent Embry Lane has learned a few things over the course of her six years with the Bureau: 1.The FBI is more than a career. 2.Men are nice for a distraction, but eventually they leave. 3.No real man can top the dream lover who comes to her at night. When Embry runs into Connor on the street, their instant connection makes her doubt what she knows-until she meets him in a tactical mask at the bank with a rifle in his hands. Trapped in the bank, Connor and Embry must combat their mutual attraction and protect the hostages, because with SWAT outside and deadly enemies within, one wrong move could see them all dead--
In the near future, the birthrate in the United States has dropped precipitously everywhere except a few small pockets. Posing as a social worker at a southern Ohio hospital, TV news reported Dominique Sherwood aims to get the scoop and find out why. Her investigation takes a radical turn when she meets Dr. Joseph Armstrong. His attention makes her heart flutter but his theory about the birthrate decline makes her heart stutter. It's too strange to even consider but it's her only lead. Dominique follows the trail into the dangerous underworld of black market adoptions as Joe and his family are unwittingly drawn into the web of deceit and murder. And when the truth comes out, more than just her story is on the line.
Luke is aware of two unfortunate truths: Corwin Barnes, a sadistic killer with a bone fetish is still out there; and, someday he'll come calling. A year ago, Luke put an end to the bone harvesting operation of the barbaric Barnes but it wasn't without consequence. With the help of a team of doctors, Luke has finally dealt with the heart wrenching loss of his best friend, the heinous crimes he uncovered and the savageness he found within himself. Despite his scars, Luke has put the past behind him and is getting on with his life. Corwin Barnes is not, however, and Luke could never imagine the brutally Barnes has in store for him.
When Rob's sister passed away, she left him her dog and her house. He can handle the dog part, but he doesn't need another home. Especially a fixer-upper the neighbor swears is haunted. Then he meets Bridget, who's working on getting her life back together after a car accident left her scarred in more ways than one. She can't pass up Rob's offer of free lodging, regardless of the shape it's in. Or the roommate that's part of the package. She's never believed in ghosts, but now she's living with one who wants Bridget's help in catching a killer. There's only one problem: the killer has unfinished business ...
The Charm Gates have stood at The Court of Two Sisters for more than a century with no one guessing the secret they hold. A jealous vindictive queen and a blackmailed alchemist have encased French 'charm teacher' Madeline Charlebois's essence, until a grieving professor touches them during a storm and Madeline tumbles out, not in her own 19th century Spain, but in 21st century New Orleans. Quantum physics Professor Grant Stewart has mourned his wife's death for the last three years. He must move on for his young daughter's sake, the child who delights in terrorizing babysitters. Grant needs adequate childcare to pursue tenure at Tulane. What he doesn't need is a French beauty believing nonsense like time-travel and voodoo, and whose very being is melting his heart. Maddie may be without resources but she's good at making new friends, even if they are on the quirky side. She believes Professor Stewart can return her to her own time, but first she must earn his trust to win his cooperation. Babysitting his daughter gives her both proximity and love for the child. Will Grant be the key to returning her home? Or will she, in turn, unlock his frozen heart? All they need is time and maybe a little voodoo.--Page 4 of cover.
Trey Netherland is undercover. Rainey Meadows has been deceived. She wants answers. He wants the bad guy. Together, Rainey and Trey find themselves in the heart of Columbia both searching for different things. As Rainey struggles to learn who she is, Trey is torn between the lies he's told and the truth that is fighting to reach his heart. Tangled in a dangerous plot, can Rainey trust the man whose lies put her heart in turmoil? Will Trey finally cry out to the only one who can truly set him free? There is only one truth and it's in him they find greater love.
In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stans place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.--Page  of cover.