Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Girl in the Spider's Web

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.
Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .
The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.

 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

Humpback whale population growth shows no sign of slowing down

Australia's humpback population is the healthiest it has been since whaling ended along the east coast in the 1960s according to a Queensland whale counting group.

Until 1962, humpback whales along the Queensland coast were hunted for use in oil, tennis rackets, medicine and animal feed with numbers dramatically dwindling until a ban was introduced.

The University of Queensland's Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory (CEAL) has counted between 25,000 and 26,000 whales this migration season, the highest seen in decades

Read more...http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/humpback-whale-population-shows-no-sign-of-slowing-down/6728660

Winged Leviathan: The Story of the Humpback Whale

Winged Leviathan: The Story of the Humpback WhaleFew animals inspire such wonder as the great whales, and the humpback whale can stake a fair claim to being the most beloved of all.

Known for its spectacular breaching displays, ingenious feeding methods and its haunting song, the humpback is today a staple of the whale-watching industry in many countries.

Yet for centuries humpback whales enjoyed no such relationship with humans, and were instead the focus of a relentless commercial hunt that almost rendered them extinct.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New book Joy and Sorrow details life in the Exclusive Brethren

Joy & Sorrow: The story of an Exclusive Brethren survivorFor the first 25 years of her life, Joy Nason lived in constant fear of “God’s wrath” — to the point where death was a better option than confessing her sins.

The Neutral Bay woman has opened up about her childhood as a member of the Exclusive Brethren church in her book Joy and Sorrow.

The book goes into depth about growing up in a family that belonged to an evil cult and how she is “surviving and thriving” after escaping.

Edicts included no television, no toys, no pets, no contact with outsiders and an intimidating culture of confessing sins.

Read more...http://www.news.com.au/national/i-was-raised-in-a-religious-cult-new-book-joy-and-sorrow-details-life-in-the-exclusive-brethren/story-e6frfkp9-1227499803951

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Change Your Mind And Your Life Will Follow: 12 Simple Principles

Change-Your-Mind-And-Your-Life-Will-Follow-12-Simple-Principles-0Thirty years ago best-selling author Karen Casey(Each Day a New Beginning) wandered into a support group and learned there was only one thing she could change–herself!

She found a group of people who had adopted this concept–and she joined them.

The result? Change so profound Casey has dedicated much of her life to teaching others about it.

Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Followoffers a dozen simple principles to live by.

Each principle makes up a chapter.

Each chapter includes meditation-style essays to help readers access peaceful, life-changing responses to just about any situation. It really is as simple as changing our minds.

This little book will show you how.