On Edge Book

On Edge

  • Author : Andrea Petersen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553418590

On Edge Excerpt :

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. Woven into Petersen’s personal story is a fascinating look at the biology of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that might point the way to new treatments. She compares psychoactive drugs to non-drug treatments, including biofeedback and exposure therapy. And she explores the role that genetics and the environment play in mental illness, visiting top neuroscientists and tracing her family history—from her grandmother, who, plagued by paranoia, once tried to burn down her own house, to her young daughter, in whom Petersen sees shades of herself. Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge.

City on Edge Book

City on Edge

  • Author : Kate Bird
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1771643137

City on Edge Excerpt :

A collection of photographs documenting the moments Vancouver stood up, took to the streets, rallied for change, or exploded in anger.

Edge Book


  • Author : Laura Huang
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525540823

Edge Excerpt :

Laura Huang, an award-winning Harvard Business School professor, shows that success is about gaining an edge: that elusive quality that gives you an upper hand and attracts attention and support. Some people seem to naturally have it. Now, Huang teaches the rest of us how to create our own from the challenges and biases we think hold us back, and turning them to work in our favor. How do you find a competitive edge when the obstacles feel insurmountable? How do you get people to take you seriously when they're predisposed not to, and perhaps have already written you off? Laura Huang has come up against that problem many times--and so has anyone who's ever felt out of place or underestimated. Many of us sit back quietly, hoping that our hard work and effort will speak for itself. Or we try to force ourselves into the mold of who we think is "successful," stifling the creativity and charm that makes us unique and memorable. In Edge, Huang offers a different approach. She argues that success is rarely just about the quality of our ideas, credentials, and skills, or our effort. Instead, achieving success hinges on how well we shape others' perceptions--of our strengths, certainly, but also our flaws. It's about creating our own edge by confronting the factors that seem like shortcomings and turning them into assets that make others take notice. Huang draws from her groundbreaking research on entrepreneurial intuition, persuasion, and implicit decision-making, to impart her profound findings and share stories of previously-overlooked Olympians, assistants-turned-executives, and flailing companies that made momentous turnarounds. Through her deeply-researched framework, Huang shows how we can turn weaknesses into strengths and create an edge in any situation. She explains how an entrepreneur scored a massive investment despite initially being disparaged for his foreign accent, and how a first-time political candidate overcame voters' doubts about his physical disabilities

At the Edge Book

At the Edge

  • Author : Larry Verstraete
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545273350

At the Edge Excerpt :

Collects more than twenty true stories of people facing critical life or death decisions, including a man saving someone in the path of an oncoming train, a tragic mountainclimbing accident, and a family caught in a tsunami.

Capitalism on Edge Book

Capitalism on Edge

  • Author : Albena Azmanova
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231530606

Capitalism on Edge Excerpt :

The wake of the financial crisis has inspired hopes for dramatic change and stirred visions of capitalism’s terminal collapse. Yet capitalism is not on its deathbed, utopia is not in our future, and revolution is not in the cards. In Capitalism on Edge, Albena Azmanova demonstrates that radical progressive change is still attainable, but it must come from an unexpected direction. Azmanova’s new critique of capitalism focuses on the competitive pursuit of profit rather than on forms of ownership and patterns of wealth distribution. She contends that neoliberal capitalism has mutated into a new form—precarity capitalism—marked by the emergence of a precarious multitude. Widespread economic insecurity ails the 99 percent across differences in income, education, and professional occupation; it is the underlying cause of such diverse hardships as work-related stress and chronic unemployment. In response, Azmanova calls for forging a broad alliance of strange bedfellows whose discontent would challenge not only capitalism’s unfair outcomes but also the drive for profit at its core. To achieve this synthesis, progressive forces need to go beyond the old ideological certitudes of, on the left, fighting inequality and, on the right, increasing competition. Azmanova details reforms that would enable a dramatic transformation of the current system without a revolutionary break. An iconoclastic critique of left orthodoxy, Capitalism on Edge confronts the intellectual and political impasses of our time to discern a new path of emancipation.

Discipleship on the Edge Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Discipleship on the Edge

  • Author : Darrell W. Johnson
  • Publisher : Regent College Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 157383212X

Discipleship on the Edge Excerpt :

Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. Darrell W. Johnson serves as Scholar-in-Residence at The Way Church and Canadian Church Leaders Network in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of congregations in North America and the Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Teaching Fellow at Regent College. His other books include Experiencing the Trinity and Fifty-Seven Words That Change The World.

Empire on Edge Book

Empire on Edge

  • Author : Rajeshwari Dutt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108493420

Empire on Edge Excerpt :

Reveals how British officials attempted to understand and impose order on northern Belize during the second half of the nineteenth century.

On the Edge Book

On the Edge

  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101140376

On the Edge Excerpt :

Step into a whole new world in the first Novel of the Edge from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series. The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny... Rose Drayton thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out the way she’d planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have Rose (and her power). But when a flood of creatures hungry for magic invade the Edge, Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them—or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

Over the Edge Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Over the Edge

  • Author : Jonathan Kellerman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345521484

Over the Edge Excerpt :

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before—and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn’t five years ago. And when he peers into a family’s troubled history and Jamey’s brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamey over the edge—or else someone is getting away with murder.

Woman on the Edge Book

Woman on the Edge

  • Author : Samantha M. Bailey
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982160548

Woman on the Edge Excerpt :

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps… In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she’s just become a murder suspect. To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too. Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life.

Forest Prairie Edge Book

Forest Prairie Edge

  • Author : Merle Massie
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887554544

Forest Prairie Edge Excerpt :

Saskatchewan is the anchor and epitome of the ‘prairie’ provinces, even though half of the province is covered by boreal forest. The Canadian penchant for dividing this vast country into easily-understood ‘regions’ has reduced the Saskatchewan identity to its southern prairie denominator and has distorted cultural and historical interpretations to favor the prairie south. Forest Prairie Edge is a deep-time investigation of the edge land, or ecotone, between the open prairies and boreal forest region of Saskatchewan. Ecotones are transitions from one landscape to another, where social, economic, and cultural practices of different landscapes are blended. Using place history and edge theory, Massie considers the role and importance of the edge ecotone in building a diverse social and economic past that contradicts traditional “prairie” narratives around settlement, economic development, and culture. She offers a refreshing new perspective that overturns long-held assumptions of the prairies and the Canadian west.

Religion at the Edge Book

Religion at the Edge

  • Author : Paul Bramadat
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774867658

Religion at the Edge Excerpt :

The Cascadia bioregion – British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon – has long been at the forefront of cultural shifts occurring throughout North America, in particular regarding religious institutions, ideas, and practices. Religion at the Edge explores the rise of religious “nones,” the decline of mainstream Christian denominations, spiritual and environmental innovation, increasing religious pluralism, and the growth of smaller, more traditional faith groups. The first research-driven book to address religion, spirituality, and irreligion in the Pacific Northwest, past and present, Religion at the Edge expands our understanding of the nature, scale, and implications of socio-religious changes in North America, and the relevance of regionalism to that discussion.

World on the Edge Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

World on the Edge

  • Author : Lester Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-06-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136540752

World on the Edge Excerpt :

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

At the Edge Book

At the Edge

  • Author : Ann Dale
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 0774808373

At the Edge Excerpt :

Ann Dale argues that hope for the future lies in sustainable development - the fundamental human imperative of the 21st century - but what is first required is a new framework for governance based on human responsibility and a recognition of the interconnectedness of human and natural systems.

Over the Edge Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Over the Edge

  • Author : Norah McClintock
  • Publisher : Kane/Miller Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Children of divorced parents
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 193527967X

Over the Edge Excerpt :

Nobody knows how Peter ended up at the bottom of MacAdams Lookout. Chloe cant figure it out, or why his mother seems to think she was his friend. Peter had no friends. He was a loner, more interested in astronomy than in other people. But something or someone pushed him over the edge...