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Jeremy Royal Howard ," author of the "Holman QuickSource Guide to Understanding Jesus," is a writer and editor whose previous work includes coauthoring "The New Eve" and contributing to the "Apologetics Study Bible." He holds a Ph.D. in Christian Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and lives with his wife and children in Nashville, Tennessee.

004528681|01|AU|Susan James is a Computer Systems Engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, where she manages Unix Systems for scientists who are performing scientific research. She also builds and maintains high performance technical computers for scientists who are doing scientific computing. Her career work includes part-time teaching in information science at various college computer labs. She holds a bachelor's degree in health science and a master's degree in public health. Her recent degrees include an A.S. in accounting, information science, and network administration. She is a Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) and a Certified Microsoft Professional (CMP). She continues to pursue her studies in computer science a the University of California, Berkeley. 004528728|01|AU|Stephen M. Ashby (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 004528742|01|AU|Alfonso Ropero was an evangelical pastor for almost twenty years who decided to surrender to scripture research. He has a master's and doctorate in theology from CEIBI (The Center for Biblical Investigation) and the Saint Alcuin House University. Alfonso is history of philosophy professor and director of the humanities department at CEIBI. In addition, he has been coordinating editor for the 'Great Authors of the Christian Faith' collection from Clie Editorial and he succeeded Eliseo Vila as its director. He has published more than a hundred articles on theology, history and reflection. Alfonso has been guest speaker at seminars and meetings in universities at home and abroad. He has also edited epitomes and compendiums of a diversity of classical Christian authors and commentaries by Martin Lutero. SPANISH BIO: Alfonso Ropero fue pastor evangelico durante casi veinte anos, decidio entregarse a la investigacion y a la escritura. Tiene un master y un doctorado en teologia por el CEIBI (Centro de Investigaciones Biblicas) y la Universidad Saint Alcuin House. Es profesor de Historia de la Filosofia en el CEIBI y director de su departamento de Humanidades. Tambien ha sido Coordinador Editorial de la coleccion Grandes Autores de la Fe Cristiana de Editorial Clie y sustituyo a Eliseo Vila en la direccion de esta editorial. Ha publicado mas de un centenar de articulos sobre temas de Teologia, Historia y Pensamiento. Participo en diversas reuniones y congresos en universidades nacionales y extranjeras. Ha editado epitomes y compendios de diversos clasicos cristianos y tambien los Comentarios de Martin Lutero. 004528760|01|AU|Benny Goodman is a lecturer in adult nursing studies with the University of Plymouth and has been teaching nurses since 1992. His clinical focus includes adult acute hospital based care and, more recently, new roles for nurse practitioners, paramedics and emergency care practitioners in health assessment and clinical examination. He teaches courses which draw students from various disciplinary and professional backgrounds. His academic interests and teaching include Evidence Based Practice, Leadership and Management and sustainability. His sociological background assists him in analysing social and ethical processes which underpin professional practice and his first degree is in Sociology and Politics. 004528809|01|AU|David Castillo has been designing and developing computer-based training using tools such as Flash and Authorware for the past six years first with the University of Texas and more recently with Alaska Airlines flight operations, and Hill-Rom. He presented his early work on device simulation at MacromediaAs user conference, and more recently demonstrated how simulation can be used for rapid skills acquisition and field certification at the International Society for Performance Improvement Conference on Performance Based Instructional Systems Design. 004528838|01|AU|Chester Elton is co-author of"The Carrot Principle" and "The Orange Revolution", a popular lecturer, and an influential voice in global workplace trends. He is a founder of The Culture Works and advises the leadership teams of numerous Fortune 500 firms on cultural issues. Learn more at TheCultureWorks.com or chesterelton.com 004528868|01|AU|M. L. N. Hanover is an International Horror Guild Award-winning author living in the American southwest.

004528882|01|AU|The Silver Lake Editors have been producing books an online content for insurance and financial-services consumers for more than a decade. 004528947|01|AU|Jim Grant is the owner of Sailrite Kits, a mail-order company supplying both amateur and professional sailmakers with quality fabrics and tools. 004528949|01|AU|Nicholas de Lange is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz's work since the 1960s. 004528950|01|AU|Roger Smith is Senior Lecturer in the History of Science at Lancaster University, England. He is the author of "Trial by Medicine: Insanity and Responsibility in Victorian Trials" (Edinburgh, 1982) and co-editor (with Brian Wynne) of "Expert Evidence: Interpreting Science in the Law" (Routledge, 1989). 004528962|01|AU|Michael Bentley worked as a bookshop manager and served in the British army before his call to the ministry. He has a diverse background, which includes freelance religious reporting for national and religious radio and television, being a Religious Education teacher, and holding pastorates in Surrey, South East London, and Berkshire. He is also closely involved with his local community as a member of various committees and councils. His hobbies include singing second bass in the Bracknell Choral Society. Now retired, he still preaches regularly and has a ministry of writing, with some twelve books in print including Opening Up Amos and DavidEncountering the man after Gods heart. He lives in Bracknell with his wife, Jenny, and has five children and seven grandchildren. 004528975|01|AU|Mark Thomas is a business consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in over 40 different countries. His clients include Lloyds TSB Asset Management, Motorola, Barclays Capital, Reuters, Cisco, Sony, HSBC, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestle, Aramex, Shell, Union Bank of Switzerland, and the American Management Association. Mark Thomas is a senior partner with Performance Dynamics Management Consultants, an international business consultancy specializing in organizational change and people development. He is also a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an associate faculty member of the Tias Business School in Holland and MCE in Brussels. 004529027|01|AU|Mickey Z. is the author of "Saving Private Power: The Hidden History of 'The Good War'" (Soft Skull Press, 2000 and 2003), "The Murdering of My Years: Artists and Activists Making Ends Meet" and "Forgotten New York: Small Slices of a Big Apple" (Seaburn Books, 2003); and Senior Editor at Wide Angle. 004529046|01|AU|Peter Loan, "HRD in the Age of Globalization". 004529052|01|AU|Juan L. Calderon was born in Valladolid, Spain, on June 8 1969, the fourth of five siblings. He is an Augustinian Recollect Priest, ordained on July 23, 1994. Since September 2001, he has been the Assistant Director at "Centro Guadalupe," Hispanic Pastoral Institute of the Archdiocese of Newark. 004529058|01|AU|Bridget K. Hamre, Ph.D., is Research Associate, Department of Human Services, University of Virginia. 004529084|01|AU|John M. Blink served in various executive positions at the California Hotel, including hotel manager, director of sales, and vice president of marketing. 004529093|01|AU|Han Dong is one of China's most important avant-garde poets as well as an essayist, short story writer, and novelist. Banished! won the prestigious Chinese Novelist Prize in 2003. 004529102|01|AU|California State University, Domiguez Hills, USA 004529103|01|AU|Susan Andreatta is a past president of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Her theoretical background lies in political economy and political ecology as applied to the environment and health. As an applied anthropologist, Andreatta conducts field research in the areas of tourism, migration, resettlement, health and nutrition, sustainable farming and fishing, and the marketing of fresh local produce and seafood. 004529109|01|AU|Timothy W. Richardson is coordinator of world language instruction and assistant professor at Brigham Young University Hawai'i. 004529110|01|AU|Kristina Goransson is lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology, Lund University. 004529111|01|AU|Andrew Walker is fellow in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. 004529121|01|AU|Nora Yao is senior tutor in the School of Asian Studies and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Auckland. 004529129|01|AU|Frances Hodgson Burnett became a writer to support her family after the deaths of her parents. She was published regularly in Harper's Bazaar and Scribner's before publishing her best-known works, The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and A Little Princess. Reader Lucy Whybrow has appeared in television and films and on stage as Juliet with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 004529153|01|AU|Laura Colombino is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Genova, Italy. She has published articles on Thomas Hardy, Ford Madox Ford, A.S. Byatt, J.G. Ballard, Iain Sinclair, Michael Moorcock and Geoff Ryman. She is currently working on a book about London's architecture in contemporary British fiction. 004529188|01|AU|Miriam N. Kotzin teaches creative writing and literature at Drexel University where she also co-directs the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing. She is a contributing editor of "Boulevard" and a founding editor of "Per Contra." Her latest collection of poetry "Taking Stock" (Star Cloud 2011) joins "Weights & Measures" (Star Cloud 2009) and "Reclaiming the Dead" (New American Press 2008) and a collection of flash fiction, "Just Desserts" (Star Cloud 2010). A fourth collection of poems, "The Body's Bride," will be published by David Robert Books early in 2013. 004529207|01|AU|Jana Fortier has been a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, and a cultural resource management consultant since 2005. She was a tenured associate professor of anthropology at Southwest Minnesota State University from 1996-2004. 004529208|01|AU|Nora Annesley Taylor is associate professor of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian art and culture in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Arizona State University. 004529210|01|AU|Scott O'Bryan is assistant professor of history at Indiana University. 004529211|01|AU|Frank Stewart is Mānoa's general editor and has published numerous books on Asia and the Pacific, and most recently on issues of reconciliation. 004529243|01|AU|Sylvia Brownrigg's novels have been included in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times lists of notable fiction. Pages for You won a Lambda Award for fiction, and The Delivery Room was published by Counterpoint in 2008. Raised in England and California, she continues, with her family, to divide her time between London and Berkeley. 004529245|01|AU|Kenneth Gorrell discovered the original manuscript of Hank Gorrell in a family attic. He is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and lives in Northfield, New Hampshire. 004529246|01|AU|John H. Swanson is President of Swanson Communications, Inc. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York. 004529249|01|AU|Chad Rohman is Professor of English at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and editor of the Mark Twain Circular. 004529250|01|AU|Eric C. Sands is Assistant Professor of Government at Berry College and lives in Rome, Georgia. 004529280|01|AU|Simon Brown works in London as a technical architect and has been using Java since its early beginnings, working in roles ranging from developer and architect to mentor and trainer. In the past few years, Simon has presented at the JavaOne conference and has authored/coauthored several books, including "Professional JSP Tag Libraries". Simon maintains an active involvement within the Java community as a bartender (moderator) with JavaRanch and his open source JSP custom tag-testing framework called TagUnit. 004529286|01|AU|Nikki Mackay is a family constellator and an experienced historical medium. She teaches seminars and works with individuals exploring family and ancestral patterns. 004529305|01|AU|Tom Palmer, vice-president of the Atlas Foundation is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute. Educated at St. John's College and Catholic University, he earned his doctorate in politics at Oxford University. His writing is published in scholarly and popular journals, including Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and books by leading academic presses. 004529314|01|AU|Chet Nicholson enlisted in the Army Paratroopers out of high school at 17, won the 101st Airborne Division rifle championship for new shooters at 300 meters when he was 18, was commissioned a 2nd Lt at 19, and led a platoon in Viet Nam when he was 21. He returned to the United States after his release from active duty, earned a degree in English at Colorado State University, then worked as a federal investigator in the national security program for seven years before enrolling in the University of Mississippi School of Law, wher he obtained his law degree in 1984. SInce then, Chet and his wife Gail, also his law partner, have practiced law on the MIssissippi Gulf Coast, between New Orleans and Mobile. Chet is currently hard at work on his next book. 004529323|01|AU|Teresa O Driscoll, author, journalist and self-development facilitator spent nineteen years in Athens, Greece. She recently returned to her native Wales and opened Greenvalley Cottage, Centre for Creative Li 004529324|01|AU|Christine France is a freelance writer who has contributed to a number of cookbooks. 004529326|01|AU|Richard Bird is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto. 004529327|01|AU|Judy Smith is lecturer in surveying, investment and valuation at Kingston University 004529361|01|AU|A flotilla commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and a member of the Coast Guard's Aids to Navigation Team, author Rose Castro-Bran helps maintain California's lighthouses and has been museum curator of Point Hueneme Lighthouse since 2002. The evocative vintage images showcased here are from her collection, local museums, lighthouse keepers' families, and the Point Hueneme Lighthouse collection. 004529549|01|AU|MICHAEL RUBENS was a producer for several years for the award-winning Daily Show with Jon Stewart, writing and directing field pieces with Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms and other Daily Show correspondents. In addition to his work with the Daily Show, Michael has also been a host, writer, and producer of several programs on the Travel Channel, including Eclipse Chasers: Ghana and Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup. Michael has also written and produced for CNN, Oxygen and other networks. He has appeared as a guest commentator on VH1's infamous celebrity-bashing programs. His first novel, The Sheriff of Yrnameer, was published last year. This is his first book for young adults. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 004529664|01|AU|David S Morrison CA, FTIA, Barrister-at-law is senior lecturer in law in the TC Beirne School of Law, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, The University of Queensland. He holds Commerce and Laws degrees, a Masters of Financial Management, Masters of Laws, PhD and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (UQ). The author of eight books including Taxation Law - in principle, Introduction to Taxation Law, and co-author of Crutchfield's Corporate Voluntary Administration, he has published over 40 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Commerce and Taxation and member of the Assets and Ageing Research Program, Dr Morrison acknowledges the support of the Australian Research Council. David serves on various Taxation Institute of Australia committees, including the Education, Examinations and Quality Assurance Board at national level and Queensland State Council. He also serves on the Taxation Committee and the Insolvency Committee of the Business Law Section for the Law Council of Australia. 004529685|01|AU|Susan M. Papp is a television producer, director and writer, who after working for the CBC for fifteen years founded her own television production company, Postmodern Productions. While at the CBC, she was awarded the prestigious Michener Award for her outstanding investigative work. She has written and published widely on Hungarian immigration to and settlement in North America. 004529686|01|AU|Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Smy C.D. is a prominent figure in the Armed forces and this is his first novel. 004529687|01|AU|Barbara Wall La Rocque is a Toronto resident with ties to Wolfe Island that began in her childhood. She continued her father's research to fulfill his dream of a worthy book on the history of Wolfe Island. 004529688|01|AU|Ingrid Zschogner is a self taught artist and outdoor enthusiast who has been creating detailed portraits in oil, graphite, and pastel for more than fifteen years. She is also a professional trailbuilder, wilderness guide, and environmental activist. To view Ingrid's portfolio, please visit her website at www.wildrosedesigns.ca. 004529689|01|AU|Susan Humphries has been an avid dragon-boat paddler for the past ten years. She has competed in the European, North American, and World Club Crew Championships, and has been active in the goverance of the sport through her work with Dragon Boat Canada. She lives in Burlington. 004529690|01|AU|Mary Pettit is well known for her interest in home children The success of her first book on the young Mary Janeway has taken Mary on speaking engagements across Canada and into a studio to record a widely praised audio version of her book for the CNIB talking books. Mary lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario. 004529691|01|AU|Adrienne Shadd is a researcher, writer, curator and editor living in Toronto. She is co-author of "We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up": Essays in African Canadian Women's History" (University of Toronto Press, 1994) and co-editor of "Talking About Identity: Encounters in Culture, Language and Identity" (Between the Lines, 2001), with Carl James. Most recently, she has curated exhibitions entitled ."..and still I rise" in Hamilton, Ontario, on the experience of African-Canadian workers in the twentieth century, and "Black Mecca: The Story of Chatham's Black Community" in Chatham, Ontario. 004529692|01|AU|Sarah Jennings is a journalist whose work has been featured on the CBC and BBC, and in "The Globe and Mail", "the National" and "Financial Post", and "The Wall Street Journal". She was a lecturer at Carleton University's School of Journalism until 2005. She lives in Ottawa. 004529698|01|AU|Dr. Theodore Fenske is an associate clinical professor in the division of cardiology at the University of Alberta Medical School and a cardiologist on the frontlines of medicine in a busy downtown Edmonton tertiary care health centre. He lives in Edmonton. 004529699|01|AU|Doris Etienne received her bachelor of arts in German and French from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario. 004529866|01|AU|Columbia University, New York 004529960|01|AU|Rolf A. Jacobson is associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. 004530050|01|AU|Jeffrey Palermo began to use ASP.NET MVC and provide feedback to Microsoft about the product in 2007, more than a year before it was released. He began leading client projects using the technology in late 2008. Along with several editions of this ASP.NET MVC book, Jeffrey has written many articles on the topic and has presented at many conferences including Microsoft Tech Ed, VS Live, and DevTeach. Mr. Palermo is a cofounder of MvcContrib and COO of Headspring Systems in Austin, TX where the company runs a very popular MVC Boot Camp training class. 004530051|01|AU|Ben Scheirman is a Principal Consultant with Sogeti in Houston, Texas. He studied computer science at the University of Houston and is a Certified ScrumMaster and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. He enjoys speaking and blogging about Agile development topics in .NET. 004530053|01|AU|Donald Belcham is an independent contractor who has been developing applications for the public and private sectors of North America and the South Pacific since 2000. In those years he has built some green field applications, but more often than not he has inherited partially completed systems (brownfield) which were in dire need of resuscitation. 004530055|01|AU|Ayende Rahien is a software developer focused mainly on .NET development, who is always searching for better ways to solve problems. This search has led to his involvement in the open source world. He is an active member in several leading open source projects, including NHibernate, Castle, and Rhino Mocks. He is also an active blogger on architecture, data access, best practices, testing, and other topics. As a developer he builds complex business systems using NHibernate and Castle's Frameworks. 004530056|01|AU|Dhanji R. Prasanna is an Enterprise Java consultant for technologies such as EJB3, JBI, JSF, Guice, Spring, HiveMind, and PicoContainer. He is a co-author of the Bean Validation (JSR-303), JAX-RS (JSR-311), Servlet 3.0 (JSR-315), and JavaServerFaces 2.0 (JSR-314) specifications. He is also co-author of the Java EE 6.0 (JSR-316) platform specification, which is the next edition of J2EE. 004530057|01|AU|David Dossot is a software engineer, architect, and open source developer who has been using Mule since 2005. He has contributed to Mule core and has created numerous modules and transports for it. He and co-authors John D'Emic and Victor Romero are hard at work on their next book: Mule in Action, Second Edition. 004530058|01|AU|John D'Emic has been working on integration projects in one form or another for the last 10 years. He is currently the Chief Integration Architect at OpSourceInc and has been leveraging Mule in that capacity since 2006. In addition to being an extensive end user of Mule, John has submitted patches to the Jetty and XFire transports. He holds a degree in Computer Science from St. John's University. 004530059|01|AU|Tomas Petricek discovered functional programming as a graduate student at Charles University in Prague. He has been a Microsoft C# MVP since 2004 and is one of the most active members in the F# community. In addition to his work with F#, he has been using C# 3.0 in a functional way since the early previews in 2005. He interned with the F# team at Microsoft Research, and he has developed a client/server web framework for F# called F# WebTools. His articles on functional programming in .NET and various other topics can be found at his web site tomasp.net. 004530062|01|AU|For over a decade, Roy Osherove has been a developer, lead, manager, and architect. Roy speaks at international conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, JAOO, and DevDays about subjects relating to Agile development, unit testing and testdriven development. He's the founder of the Agile Israel User group and consults and trains teams around the world. 004530068|01|AU|Peter Saint-Andre has been contributing to the Jabber/XMPP developer community since late 1999, where he has focused on technology standardization as author of the XMPP RFCs and numerous XMPP extension protocols. Since 2002 he has also served as Executive Director of the XMPP Standards Foundation. 004530069|01|AU|Remko Troncon is the lead developer of the Psi Jabber/XMPP client. 004530076|01|AU|Thomas H. Nash III is Professor of Plant Biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He has over 35 years teaching experience in Ecology, Lichenology and Statistics, and has taught in Austria (Fulbright Fellowship) and conducted research in Australia, Germany (junior and senior von Humbolt Foundation fellowships), Mexico and South America, and the USA. He has co-authored five previous books and over 200 scientific articles. 004530077|01|AU|Paul A. Crowther is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. 004530078|01|AU|Adrian Schulz lives in Berlin, Germany and received a degree in architecture from TU Berlin. Early in his studies, he became interested in architectural photography, and thus it became the subject of his thesis. Adrian now works as a professional architectural photographer both in Germany and North America. 004530190|01|AU|Robert Barr Smith, J.D. is the Associate Dean for Academic ARobert Barr Smith, J.D. is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Director of the Law Center, Professor of Lffairs, Associate Director of the Law Center, Professor of Law, and Director of Legal Writing at the University of Oklahaw, and Director of Legal Writing at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a retired Army Officer, a recipienoma College of Law. He is a retired Army Officer, a recipient of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Awards. t of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Awards. 004530248|01|AU|As Executive Director of the Meals under Wheels Foundation (R), Buck Peterson's contributions to the culinary world have been described as "significant" and "unusual" by those in the know. He is the author of ten humor books on hunting, fishing, and cooking roadkill. 004530314|01|AU|Elizabeth Chesla has taught writing and literature courses at colleges and universities for over twelve years. She is the author of several books on test preparation, reading comprehension, and writing. She currently writes from home in Pennsylvania. 004530361|01|AU|Joanne Stern has been a psycotherapist for more than twenty years and a parent for thirty-three years, including five as a single mom. As an expert in family relationships and communication, she has taught parenting classes and worked with families and their children. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University, a double master's in counseling and theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University. 004530384|01|AU|Ernest Nagel was John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, and James R. Newman was the author of "What is Science".

Douglas R. Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University and author of the Pulit 004530385|01|AU|James R. Newman was the author of "What is Science". 004530395|01|AU|Paul de Guchteneire is head of the Programme on International Migration and Multicultural Policies at UNESCO and director of the Diversities journal. He has worked as an epidemiologist at the Netherlands Cancer Research Foundation and is a past director of the Steinmetz Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former president of the International Federation of Data Organizations. His current research focuses on the human rights dimension of international migration and the development of policies for migration management at the international level. His publications include Democracy and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies (2007), Migration without Borders: Essays on the Free Movement of People (2007), Migration and Human Rights: The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights (2009), as well as several works on data collection and analysis in the social sciences. 004530423|01|AU|Agathe Ravet-Haevermans is a scientific illustrator and naturalist at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, where she also teaches botanical drawing to adults.


004530425|01|AU|A biography for this author is not available. 004530426|01|AU|Kamal Saleem was born under another name into a large Sunni Muslim family in Lebanon. At age seven, he was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood and immediately entered a Palestinian Liberation Organization terror training camp in Lebanon. After being involved in terror campaigns in Israel, Europe, Afghanistan, and Africa, and finally making radical Islam converts in the United States, Saleem renounced jihad and became an American citizen. He has appeared on CNN, CBS News, and Fox News programs, and has spoken on terrorism and radical Islam at Stanford University, the University of California, the Air Force Academy, and other institutions nationwide."

Collaborator Writer, Lynn Vincent: " Lynn Vincent, a U.S. Navy veteran, is features editor at WORLD Magazine, a national news biweekly. She is the author or co-author of six books, including the "New York Times" bestseller, "Same of Kind of Different as Me". 004530430|01|AU|Mags Storey is a writer, editor, and journalist. Born in Canada, she spent her childhood living as a missionary in the Middle East before studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto. She lives and works in Canada with her husband, Mike, and their two daughters. 004530450|01|AU|Jayne Lyons has worked as a geologist/geophysicist for fifteen years. "100% Wolf" is her first book. She lives with her family in Australia. You can visit her at JayneLyons.com. 004530451|01|AU|Ward Jenkins is an illustrator and animator. His first picture book was "How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals" by Michael Phelps. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children. 004530474|01|AU|Mark Smith is a Lecturer in the Modern History of Christianity, King's College, London 004530476|01|AU|BRIAN MILLER is a Conservation Biologist at the Denver Zoo. He is the coauthor of Prairie Night: Black-footed Ferrets and the Recovery of Endangered Species. 004530484|01|AU|Charles W. Heuser, Jr. is a professor of Horticultural Physiology at Penn State University. He is the International Editor of the International Plant Propagator's Society (IPPS).
004530485|01|AU|Larry Correia is an award-winning competitive shooter, a movie-prop-gun master and, yes, an accountant by day-but an urban noir adventure master by night. He is the creator of the "Wall Street Journal" and "New York Times "bestselling Monster Hunter series as well as urban fantasy hardboiled adventure saga, the Grimnoir Chronicles. Correia is very tall, very bald, and lives in Utah with his wife and family. 004530513|01|AU|Michael Cole has been a seminar educator for 32 years. For 22 years, he has been founder and president of Salon Development Corporation, an international company specializing in business training. He is a world-

renowned recipient of numerous awards for his contribution in helping thousands of professionals transform their lives. 004530523|01|AU|Antonio Goncalves is a senior software architect specialized in Java/Java EE. As a former BEA consultant, he has expertise in application servers (Weblogic, JBoss, and GlassFish). He is the author of a Java EE 5 book in France and is also an Expert Member on Java EE 6, EJB 3.1, and JPA 2.0. He is the cofounder of the Paris Java User Group. For more, visit http: //www.antoniogoncalves.org. 004530524|01|AU|A biography for this author is not available. 004530525|01|AU|Chivas Sicam occasionally works as an IT instructor and consultant. Prior to his hiatus from working full time, he indulged himself as one of the system administrators in the engineering team of Defender Technologies Group. Chivas takes pride in being part of DOST-ASTI (Advanced Science and Technology Institute) on Bayanihan Linux. His team advocated the use of open source software for the computing needs of government agencies, schools, and small and medium-size enterprises in the Philippines. He enjoys technology, road trips, and keeping up to date on news of the Utah Jazz. 004530526|01|AU|Ryan Baclit is a Linux and web programming instructor at the Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology in Manila. He used to administer open source databases and networks in a previous life, before he discovered that those who can do, teach. He holds an RHCE and a degree in computer science from DLSU in Manila. 004530527|01|AU|Hailing from the U.K., Peter Membrey has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his master's degree. 004530528|01|AU|Michael Newman is Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of North London. His previous books include "Harold Laski: A Political Biography" (1993), "John Strachey" (1989), and "Democracy, Sovereignty and the European Union" (1996). 004530550|01|AU|Megan Ahlers is currently a school administrator. Combining her years of experience as a teacher, program coordinator, and administrator, she spent over 27 years in the field of education and has taught children ranging in age from 3 to 22 years old. Her area of expertise is in early intervention and curricula programming as well as shaping behavior. With her co-author, Colleen H. Zillich, she developed The Classroom and Communication Skills Program, which integrates positive behavioral supports along with a total communication approach to better meet the needs of some young students, was developed.

Megan has presented at the national, state, and local levels on autism, positive behavioral support, and other effective programming for students who are nonverbal, limited verbal, and/or have limited table readiness skills. Megan received her undergraduate degree in education and her master's degree in special education from Indiana University. She lives with her husband and their three children in Indiana. She enjoys reading, needlepoint and conversation with close friends.

004530552|01|AU|First time author Jason N. Young is a sixth grade teacher and coach at Northside Middle School in Muncie, Indiana. Other than visiting with friends and family, Young enjoys fishing, gardening, competing in sports, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, and spending time with his dog, Roxanne. He resides in Muncie, Indiana. 004530553|01|AU|Born in Chicago to Maxie Fannie Hawthorne and Charles Lynn Terrel, Elizabeth Marvin Mulholland was adopted by Kathryn Caine Marvin and Edwin Waldo Marvin and was brought up in Connecticut. She has also lived in Arizona and Virginia, and now resides in Florida.

Educated at Phillips Andover Academy and Briarcliff College, she was married in 1987 and has one stepson. Active as a volunteer in various political campaigns and hospital work, her interests also include bridge, golf, and anthropology. She has traveled to Scandinavia, Poland, Greece, and throughout greater Europe, as well as the Caribbean, and is a member of the Junior League and the DAR.

004530555|01|AU|Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks is one of the most original thinkers and articulate writers in the Jewish world today. Educated at Cambridge University and Jews College London, he has been chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth since 1991. Rabbi Sacks is the author of many books on Jewish thought and speaks regularly to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. 004530562|01|AU|Dr. Ellen Marmur is the Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic SDr. Ellen Marmur is the Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery and Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Ceurgery and Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York.

A board-certified dermatologist with advannter New York.

A board-certified dermatologist with advanced training in cosmetic laser surgery and skin cancer surgeced training in cosmetic laser surgery and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstry, Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research on melaein College of Medicine with distinction in research on melanoma vaccines and the national Alpha Omega Alpha award for hnoma vaccines and the national Alpha Omega Alpha award for highest excellence in medicine. Dr. Marmur is an internationaighest excellence in medicine. Dr. Marmur is an international speaker and author with numerous publications in academic l speaker and author with numerous publications in academic journals, books and the popular press. She is also Skin Healjournals, books and the popular press. She is also Skin Health Editor of Merck Manual's "Your Health Now "magazine.

Sth Editor of Merck Manual's "Your Health Now "magazine.

She lives in New York with her husband and four children. he lives in New York with her husband and four children. 004530567|01|AU|Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in 1970. After a career in information technology, he published his first novel, Wizards' Web in 2003. His 2004 short story, "Saitama Chainsaw Massacre," won the 16th SF Magazine Reader's Award. His other novels include Slum Online and Characters (co-written with Hiroki Azuma). 004530569|01|AU|Rob DeStefano, D.C., is a sports chiropractor, a national leader in the field of manual muscle therapies, and an avid triathelete. He divides his busy practice between offices in New Jersey and Manhattan's La Palestra health club, and he regularly consults for the New York Giants NFL football team and the Ironman World Triathalon Championships in Hawaii. 004530583|01|AU|Colin Turner is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Theseus International management Institute, Sophia Antipolis in France, Europe's Silicon Valley. Referred to by Business Age as 'Europe's foremost teacher for business success,' Professor Turner's business beooks have sold over one nillion copies and are published in 25 languages. Time Magazine called him a 'leading authority on success, business, management and lifestyle' and his inspirational keynote lectures and groundbreaking executive workshops make his a sought after conference speaker. Professor Turner advises leading global organizations and has personally developed several multi-million dollar entrepreneurial enterprises from start-up. 004530647|01|AU|No Information Available. 004530698|01|AU|Stanford Lipsey began his photography career as a photographer for his high school newspaper. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he was a photographer for The Michigan Daily and photo editor of the university yearbook. His first professional position was as a photojournalist for the Sun Newspapers in Omaha. Nebraska. He went on to become the paper's editor, publisher, and owner, before selling it to Warren Buffett. In 1973, Buffett, Lipsey, and Paul Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for a financial expose of Boys Town. Lipsey has been the publisher of The Buffalo News for the past 25 years. He has had nine exhibitions in museums and galleries, and provided the photography for the book Forest Lawn Cemetery: Buffalo History Preserved (Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, 1996). 004530699|01|AU|Anthony Karen is a photojournalist based in New York. His passion for photography began in Haiti, where he documented the various Vodou rituals and pilgrimages throughout the country before embarking on the Ku Klux Klan project. Karen served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for many years in the personal protection industry. He has traveled extensively worldwide and has worked with many humanitarian groups, including the Humane Society of the United States. He currently freelances for World Picture News. 004530700|01|AU|Matt Albiani is a New York-based fashion photographer. Born and bred outside of Boston, Massachusetts, he has shot for a wide range of publications, including Elle, Interview, Allure, Out, and Vanity Fair. His advertising roster includes Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Victoria's Secret, and Lilly Pulitzer. 004530701|01|AU|Patrick Trefz is a longtime staff photographer for Surfer Magazine. He is also a filmmaker, who directed the award-winning 16mm film on which the book version of Thread is based. He was born in 1970 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. 004530704|01|AU|Born in Paris in 1980, Kim Badawi is an American photojournalist and documentarian of French, Egyptian, and Slovenian background. He began his photographic career photographing the plight of refugee families from Mississippi to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while still interning for Contact Press Images and Magnum Photos in New York. Selected for publication by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Badawi's work appears in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers (powerHouse Books, 2008). 004530718|01|AU|James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart is currently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field is harmonic analysis. Stewart is the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning--Brooks/Cole, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts. 004530724|01|AU|Rafik Schami was born in the Syrian capital Damascus in 1946, where hefounded a newspaper Al-Muntalek displayed on the walls of the old city.In 1971 he emigrated to Germany, where he worked in factories and restaurantswhile studying chemistry and writing for newspapers and journals.Eight years later he graduated with a Ph.D. and then in 1980 founded theliterary group 'Sudwind' (South wind) and a multi-cultural organizationcalled 'PoLiKunst-Verein'. He received several literary prizes including theHermann-Hesse-Preis and the Prix de Lecture. His latest novel Die dunkleSeite der Liebe (The Dark Side of Love) was published by Hanser in 2004.Rafik Schami has written this book with the culinary help of his sister MarieFadel. 004530751|01|AU|Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Visiting Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Over 15 years of academic experience in Raman spectroscopy and over decade of experience in nanotechnology and fullerene behaviour. 004530754|01|AU|Anna Pegler-Gordon is Associate Professor of History and AsiAnna Pegler-Gordon is Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at Michigan State University. an American Studies at Michigan State University. 004530755|01|AU|A scholar of Greek art and archaeology, Dr Alexandre Mitchell is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. 004530756|01|AU|Allen Jones is associate professor of history at Troy University. 004530757|01|AU|Adam Winsler is professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His research interests are private speech and the development of self-regulation in typical children and those with ADHD and/or autism; bilingual language development; and early childhood education and the transition to school for ethnically and linguistically diverse children in poverty. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, and he is editor of the journal Early Childhood Research Quarterly. He is also co-author of the book Scaffolding Children's Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education (1995). 004530794|01|AU|At Miami University, Denise Eileen McCoskey is Associate Professor of Classics and Affiliate Black World Studies. 004530795|01|AU|Janet C. Myers is Associate Professor of English at Elon University. 004530806|01|AU|David Ucko is a transatlantic fellow at the RAND Corporation, specializing in counterinsurgency, stability operations, and conflict analysis. He has previously worked as a research fellow at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, and as a deputy defense analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. 004530822|01|AU|Allison Benis White's poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Bernice Slote Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She is currently at work on a second poetry manuscript, "Small Porcelain Head," which received the 2008 James D. Phelan Literary Award for a work in progress from the San Francisco Foundation. She teaches at the University of California, Irvine. 004530994|01|AU|David Jackson has been buying, collecting, and conserving tansu since 1990. He lives in North Carolina. 004531054|01|AU|Bob Martin spends his time on his computer, writing his memoirs, fussing over and spoiling his cat, sailing, photographing the world around him, reading and entertaining his many and varied friends from all walks of life which include thespians, musicians, dancers, singers, writers, poets, artists, retired judges, engineers and sailors. 004531058|01|AU|Antoinette Matlins, P.G., is the most widely read author in the world on the subject of jewelry and gems. Her books include Gem Identification Made Easy; Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites; and many more. An internationally respected gem and jewelry expert and a popular media guest, she is frequently quoted as an expert source in print media and seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, educating the public about gems and jewelry and exposing fraud. 004531062|01|AU|Colette Omans Nicoletta is an elementary school art teacher who lives in Chanhassen, Minnesota with her husband, two children, and cat Matilda. 004531070|01|AU|Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd. was established in 1962 with the aim of printing and publishing the first fully Jewish Bible in nearly 500 years. With its precision and beauty, the Koren Bible quickly became the international standard. Koren first published the Koren Siddur in 1981. It can be found in every synagogue in Israel, and remains the most functional and beautiful of all Hebrew prayer books. Koren continues to publish its Bible and Siddur in various editions, as well as other religious books. 004531071|01|AU|Koren Publishers Jerusalem, Ltd. was established in 1962 with the aim of printing and publishing the first fully Jewish Bible in nearly 500 years. With its precision and beauty, the Koren Bible quickly became the international standard. Koren first published the Koren Siddur in 1981. It can be found in every synagogue in Israel and remains the most functional and beautiful of all Hebrew prayer books. Koren continues to publish its Bible and Siddur in various editions, as well as other religious books. 004531101|01|AU|GARY V. NELSON is president of Tyndale University College and Seminary. Prior to working at Tyndale, he served as general secretary of the Canadian Baptist Ministries. 004531134|01|AU|Aim e Bruneau is an actor, director, professor and student of theater. She earned her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Aim e has been telling tales in Seattle, Washington for more than a decade. Additionally, she has worked for theaters in Chicago, San Francisco, Savannah, and in southern France. 004531161|01|AU|Author Mary Beth DaAlonzo of the Georgia Historical Society has compiled a fascinating visual journey into a defining period of Savannahas history. Culled from the images and archives of the Georgia Historical Society, Streetcars of Chatham County is a unique study of a time gone by, and a piece of history carefully preserved. 004531168|01|AU|Avid collector and local history enthusiast Laurence G. ClagAvid collector and local history enthusiast Laurence G. Claggett has drawn images from a wonderful personal collection agett has drawn images from a wonderful personal collection as well as from the community to create this nostalgic and eds well as from the community to create this nostalgic and educational look at Easton in an earlier time. This lovingly cucational look at Easton in an earlier time. This lovingly crafted tribute is sure to win the hearts of both longtime rerafted tribute is sure to win the hearts of both longtime residents and visitors to the area. sidents and visitors to the area. 004531170|01|AU|Arthur Marwick is Professor of History, Clive Emsley is Professor of History and Wendy Simpson a course manager at The Open University. 004531173|01|AU|Michael Schmidt was born in Germany in 1945. In 1976 he founded and has since been the head of the Werkstatt fur Fotografie at Volkshochschule Kreuzberg. Schmidt received various prizes and funding for his photographic work that has been shown worldwide in group and solo exhibitions. He lives and works in Berlin. 004531188|01|AU|Paul Harris worked with the San Francisco Community Law Collective for sixteen years, during which time he was described as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in America. A past president of the National Lawyers Guild, he is Charles Garry Professor of Law at New College, a public-interest law school in San Francisco. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. 004531230|01|AU|Bill and Brenda (Beni) Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church. Bill is a fifth generation pastor with a rich heritage in the things of the Spirit. Together they serve growing network of apostolic churches that has crossed denominational lines in building relationships that enable church leaders to walk in both purity and power. All of their three children and spouses are involved in full-time ministry.SPANISH BIO: Bill Johnson y su esposa, Beni, son pastores de la iglesia Bethel en Redding, California. Bill es pastor de quinta generacion con una herencia rica en las cosas del espiritu. Juntos sirven en una creciente Red de iglesias apostolicas que atraviesan lineas denominacionales y permiten construir relaciones que ayudan al liderazgo a caminar en la pureza y el poder. Sus tres hijos, junto con sus conyuges, estan involucrados en el ministerio a tiempo completo. 004531289|01|AU|Dan Veach is the founder and editor of the international poetry journal Atlanta Review. 004531290|01|AU|Michael A. Kost serves as Lead Ecologist and a Senior Conservation Scientist for Michigan Natural Features Inventory. 004531322|01|AU|Jonathan Abel is Assistant Professor In the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State University. 004531337|01|AU|Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) She lives in Aldie, Virginia. 004531355|01|AU|Peter T. Leeson is the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. 004531361|01|AU|Norman K. Denzin, Distinguished Professor of Communications, Sociology, and the Humanities at the University of Illinois, is one of the world's leading authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, and the author of more than a dozen books. 004531369|01|AU| "Peter Juviler" is professor emeritus of political science and chair of the Human Rights Program both at Bernard College. He is the author of numerous books including "Freedom's Ordeal: Th e Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in Post-Soviet States, Human Rights for the 21st Century: Foundations for Responsible Hope", and "Revolutionary Law and Order: Politics and Social Change in the USSR". 004531376|01|AU| "R. L. Bruckberger" (1918-2008), author of "The Seven Miracles of Gubbio", served as chaplain to the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the medal of the Legion of Honor for his work in the Resistance. He received General Charles de Gaulle in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, in the midst of persisting enemy gunfi re when France was liberated from the Nazis. 004531388|01|AU| Nathan Edmonson was professor of economics at Georgia State University, director of mineral economics at Kennecott Minerals Company, chief economist at Ashland Oil, and economics consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Currently, he is an independent investor and consultant. He has written scholarly articles in Mining Engineering, Journal of Industrial Economics, Nitrogen, and is the author of Technological Foundations of Cyclical Economic Growth (Transaction, 2009). 004531389|01|AU|John Taylor is Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, Kent. He is the author of Greek to GCSE, Greek Beyond GCSE, Essential GCSE Latin and (with Stephen Anderson) Greek Unseen Translation. 004531390|01|AU|RANDALL G. HOLCOMBE is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is also chairman of the Research Advisory Council at the James Madison Institute for Public Policy Studies, a Tallahassee-based think-tank that specializes in issues facing state governments. He is author of seven books, including "Public Policy and Quality of Life" (Greenwood, 1995). His primary research areas are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues. 004531397|01|AU| Laurence Mintz is an independent scholar and visual artist. He was senior editor at Transaction Publishers for more than fifteen years. His main area of interest is in European cultural studies. 004531400|01|AU|Bruce Smith lover of history and historical writing, write on the Arts and Crafts movement, bungalows, craft, and food. Smith was the editor of American Bungalow News and associate editor of American Bungalow magazine. Smith co-owns The Arts and Crafts Press in Berkely, California, publishers of The Tabby: A Chronicle of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 004531403|01|AU|Steve Sisgold is a popular speaker and body-centered therapist whose clients include Kenny Loggins, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks and several other bestselling authors, Grammy-award winners, and CEOs. He has taught thousands how to use their body intelligence to create better health, prosperity, and richer, more authentic relationships. The author of two books, three audio programs, and a documentary film, Sisgold holds an M.A. in communications, a B.S. in business, and certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling. 004531427|01|AU|For the last sixteen years, Dr. Branam has helped people quit giving away their personal power in relationships and start using it to connect with a soul mate
004531434|01|AU|Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Director of Procedural Sedation Management and Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Management and Medical Informatics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. 004531450|01|AU|Josef Raab is professor of American studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 004531457|01|AU| Noor Nieftagodien is a researcher based at the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 004531463|01|AU| Leonie Joubert is a freelance science writer. She is the author of Scorched: South Africa's changing climate (2006), which was awarded an honorary Sunday Times/Alan Paton Award, and Boiling Point: People in a changing climate (2008), based on research funded by the 2007 Ruth First Fellowship, both published by Wits University Press. 004531466|01|AU|Julia Eckert is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern and head of the research group 'Law against the State' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany. Her research interests are in legal anthropology, the anthropology of the modern state, social movements, the anthropology of crime and punishment and changing notions of responsibility and justice. 004531479|01|AU| Alexandre Lambert is the academic director and professor at the School for International Training (SIT/Study Abroad) and its Genevabased program in Switzerland. 004531485|01|AU| Hans Peter Hahn teaches anthropology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main (Germany). 004531491|01|AU| Luca Illetterati is professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Padua (Italy). 004531492|01|AU| Francesca Michelini currently works at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento (Italy). 004531545|01|AU|Gonzalo Alarcon is Reader and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and at King's College Hospital, London, UK. 004531558|01|AU|Teresa Shawcross is Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean and European History at Amherst and Mount Holyoke Colleges. 004531572|01|AU|John Collins has been actively involved in the Ghanaian and West African music scene since 1969, as a musician, band leader, recording producer and engineer, music union executive, writer and music journalist. He has published numerous articles on West African music and over the past 30 years has influenced and inspired countless other activists, journalists, writers, historians, musicologists and musicians. His previous books include "African Pop Roots" (1985) and "Highlife Time" (1996). 004531575|01|AU|David Cope is a composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of "Virtual Music: Computer Synthesis of Musical Style" (MIT Press, 2004). 004531601|01|AU|As a child psychologist, Sandra Kay has met children all over the world while actively working on environmental and health related issues for the last 15 years of her life. While creating her first children's book ANGELina-Don't be afraid of the Dark, she was introduced to the devastating statistics of Congenital Heart Defects and the urgent need for more public awareness of them. She decided to join the CHD community and created her organization, Matters of the Heart, home for many CHD projects like creating giftbags for little CHD patients in hospitals or the CHD Awareness Brochure for the US, UK, Australia and Canada (more countries soon). 004531652|01|AU|John McCarthy is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology at University College, Cork. 004531654|01|AU|Paul Cleave is the author of six internationally bestselling thrillers, including "Blood Men, Collecting Cooper, " and "The Laughterhouse". He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Visit his website at PaulCleave.com. 004531658|01|AU|Anthony J. Pagano has championed Melrose history for many years and is active in numerous civic and social groups. Those in the community know him well, and they will surely appreciate the contribution he has made in this outstanding tribute to the city and its people. 004531659|01|AU|Dr. Haleh Ardebili has an Honors BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University at University Park, MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park. She has three years of industry experience at General Electric Global Research Center at Niskayuna, New York where she was involved in design, material characterization, and reliability assessment of X-ray detectors, CT Scans, and Organic LEDs. She is a recipient of Invention Fulcrum of Progress Award from GE for a patent on direct CSI scintillator coating that led to significant reliability improvement in digital X-ray detectors. She has written several journal papers on electronic materials and encapsulant material characterization. She is a member of ASME and IEEE. She is currently teaching and conducting research at the University of Houston in Mechanical Engineering. 004531670|01|AU|Robert M. Blair, M.D. is the Research Manager for Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and manages the daily activities of the Research and Nutrition departments. Dr. Blair received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1992 in the field of Reproductive Physiology. Before joining Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he worked as visiting scientist at the National Center for Toxicological Research, where he examined the ability of endocrine disrupting chemicals to bind to estrogen receptors. 004531675|01|AU|Judi Fennell is an award-winning author. Her romance novels have been finalists in Gather.com's First Chapters and First Chapters Romance contests, as well as the third American Title contest. She spends family vacations at the Jersey Shore, the setting for some of her paranormal romance series. She lives in suburban Philadelphia, PA. Visit her website for more information on her series: http: //www.judifennell.com. 004531676|01|AU|Holly Denham is the pen name for Bill Surie, the owner of a placement service for receptionists and secretaries in London. He started the Holly's Inbox website as a place to serialize his first novel, and it became an overnight sensation. He lives in Maida Vale, England. 004531679|01|AU|Gerard Gavarry was born in Paris in 1946 and has also lived in New Caledonia, Niger, Guinea, Benin, and London. He studied literature at the Sorbonne and taught French literature first in Gabon and then in Paris. He is the author of eight books. 004531801|01|AU|A fashionista in her own right, Simone Werle has been attending fashion shows before she was invitedand writing about the fashion world for years. Her articles have appeared in Elle, Style, InStyle, and MAX, and she is the author of Fashionista (Prestel). She lives in Munich, Germany. 004531802|01|AU|DIRK STICHWEH is an avid New York fan and has been engaged in the study of skyscrapers for many years. He lives in Bremen, Germany. 004531805|01|AU|Claude Allemand-Cosneau is a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes, France. 004531809|01|AU|Katrin Wethege is head of publication at the Kunsthaus Begenz, Austria. 004531810|01|AU|Chris Jordan's work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, and was recently shortlisted for the first annual Prix Pictet in Paris. His recent exhibition include "In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster." Jordan lives in Seattle. 004531819|01|AU|Dilip Soman is Corus Chair in Communications Strategy and a professor in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. 004531877|01|AU|Nipissing University 004531887|01|AU|Claude Paul Desmarais is the Reichwald Professor in Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. 004531989|01|AU|Anthony Ruff, OSB, is a monk of Saint John's Abbey. He teaches theology, liturgy, and Gregorian chant at Saint John's University and plays organ in the abbey. Ruff is the founding director of the National Catholic Youth Choir and is a frequent presenter across the U.S. on topics of liturgy and music. In addition to his many journal articles, he is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations. 004532014|01|AU|Dr. Bruce M. Whitehead is an elementary school principal as well as an Adjunct Professor of Education for the University of Montana. As a result of his impact on education at state and national levels, he was awarded the National Distinguished Principal Award.A former Secretary of Education called Whitehead one of the most innovative educational administrators and visionaries in America. He is the author or co-author of 10 books as well as numerous journal articles. 004532038|01|AU|Edward Nelling is Associate Professor of Finance in the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, where he teaches courses in valuation and corporate finance. He has extensive experience in executive education and financial consulting. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has also taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Korea University Business School. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. 004532064|01|AU|Richard "Chip" Thomas, a global trade and banking expert, is the Director of Training for The American Export Training Institute. The former banker has taught the secrets of successful trade finance to thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. He has a graduate degree from Thunderbird. 004532077|01|AU|Lourdes Mara Alvarez is presently associate professor of modern languages, medieval studies, and comparative literature at Catholic University. She has publ

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