e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Composers - Holton Bo (Books)

  1-20 of 39 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

1. Bo Holton: The Marriage Of Heaven
2. Winning Words: Sports in Particular
3. Gospel of Mark, New Metaphysical
4. Gospel of Luke, New Metaphysical
5. Gospel of Matthew, New Metaphysical
6. Helping Your New Employee Succeed:
7. Flights Of Adventure
8. A More Elite Soldier: Pursuing
9. The Secret Lives of the Kudzu
10. Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes:
11. Meltdown
12. Bulletproof: The Making of an
13. Beach Trip: A Novel
14. Allah's Fire
15. Abigail Adams
16. Willing, Wanting, Waiting
17. An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology,
18. Case Studies in Infectious Disease
19. Understanding Physics: Student
20. Touching The Dead

1. Bo Holton: The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
by Unknown
 Unknown Binding: Pages (2009-01-01)

Asin: B002Z43HJA
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

2. Winning Words: Sports in Particular and Life in General
by Hilton Holton
Paperback: 67 Pages (1998-12)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$4.98
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1577361296
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
For thirty-five years Hilton Holton helped build Electro-Mech Scoreboard Company around designing and selling electronic scoreboards-and on the side gathered words of wisdom and humor from his customers. This collection of clean jokes, good humor, and common sense covers all the bases-sports, money, happiness, family, character, coaching, aging, friendship, and more. The author has written them just the way he remembered them. ... Read more

3. Gospel of Mark, New Metaphysical Version
by Bil Holton at http://metaphysicalbible.net
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-10-26)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B0049H9DO4
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
A chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse metaphysical (spiritual) interpretation of the Gospel of Mark. You can read it side-by-side with any traditional version of The Bible, and instantly get a metaphysical, spiritual interpretation. Perfect for study, classes, and meditation. ... Read more

4. Gospel of Luke, New Metaphysical Version
by Bil Holton at http://metaphysicalbible.net
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-10-26)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B0049H9DXA
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
A chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse metaphysical (spiritual) interpretation of the Gospel of Luke. You can read it side-by-side with any traditional version, to get a metaphysical or spiritual interpretation. Perfect for Bible study, classes, personal devotion, and meditation. ... Read more

5. Gospel of Matthew, New Metaphysical Version
by Bil Holton at http://metaphysicalbible.net
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-10-07)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B0046H960I
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Does you feel like the Bible is filled with inconsistencies and contradictions?
Do you wish the Bible was more practical to what you are going through today?
Are you searching for an up-to-date version that offers real spiritual growth?

For the First Time Ever, here is a spiritual Bible interpretation of The Gospel of Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse! The Gospel of Matthew: New Metaphysical Version transforms the traditional content into a practical application to help you deal with the problems you are facing every day.

Bring the Bible up to date and discover the hidden meaning behind every word in every chapter!

Use it as a Personal Study Guide! This New Metaphysical Version of Matthew reads verse-by-verse alongside whatever traditional version you prefer to read.

Use it for Group Classes! The New Metaphysical Version stimulates a lot of discussion, as students gain new insights into familiar verses and Bible stories.

... Read more

6. Helping Your New Employee Succeed: Tips for Managers of New College Graduates
by Elwood F Holton, Ed Holton, Sharon S Naquin, Sharon Naquin
Kindle Edition: 84 Pages (2001-01-01)
list price: US$9.95
Asin: B001RCU1KE
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Show supervisors how to improve retention by helping new hires become effective members of the organization, not just perform the specific tasks they were hired to do
o Uses a dynamic, field-tested, easy-to-follow 12-step process Demonstrates the shortcomings of most existing employee orientation programs, and uses a variation of the 12-stage process presented in How to Succeed in Your First Job to show supervisors and managers how they can effectively support and encourage new hires in their efforts to successfully acclimate to the organization. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read For All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Naquin and Holton have an effective straight forward approach to managing and training new employees.The book was quite educational and I recommend it to any business or institution that are faced with the challenge of hiring and maintaining new college graduates. ... Read more

7. Flights Of Adventure
by Ken Larson, Tom Holton
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-12-08)
list price: US$3.99
Asin: B003EENKRY
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Who hasn’t daydreamed of soaring above a South American rainforest, landing a float plane on a pristine Alaskan lake, or piloting a commercial airliner? Flights Of Adventure introduces the exciting, often harrowing, lifestyles of fighter pilots, wingwalkers, and men and women who brave the elements in the most barren places on the planet. This is a collection of real-life adventures to stir the blood of anyone who loves aviation—stories that are touching, humorous, exciting, and often dangerous or miraculous. Flights Of Adventure is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial adventure while keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars For people who loves travel.
If you like adventures in different countries and wild places, you will love this book.


5-0 out of 5 stars Flights of Adventure Rocks!
This book rocks! My girlfriend gave it to me because she knows I'm a bit afraid of flying and I read it recently (on the plane). Although there were moments when I couldn't tell if my heart had stopped out of fear or I was just feeling a bit dehydrated that book made the 9 hour flight go by like a 2 hour Spielberg movie!

This book has a bit of history, a lot of adventure, and a ton of heart. If you like reading books about travel, think (Bill Bryson) or if you liked any of J. Maarten Troost's travel books you are going to love Flights of Adventure!


4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Ride
If the purpose of a good book is to transport readers to new worlds, Flights of Adventure succeeds many times over, leading a journey from Middle America to the Middle East, Africa, South America, and, ultimately, the South Pole.

Anyone with a bit of the flying bug, or even just a traveling jones, should find something to love about this book, which features ten memoirs, all related to flying but told from very different perspectives.

The stories include the reminiscences of a wing-walking acrobat; a pair of essays by a father and his daughter about his love of flying; and a surreal, humorous account penned by the passenger - some might say "unwitting accomplice" - of a novice pilot who faked his way into soloing an ill-conceived flight over the Sierras in search of a weeklong camping trip/rave party in the desert.

Several chapters offer first-hand accounts of historical events. Marion Stegeman Hodgson writes about her days flying with the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), a little-known but important corps of female pilots who flew non-combat missions during World War II under the direction of the US Army Air Forces. Other military and commercial pilots contribute tales of flying in various world hot spots - Somalia, Beirut in 1983, Colombia during the search for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar - while retired Navy pilot Paul Derocher details the thrills and perils of three years in the world's coldest spot: Antarctica.

The pilots in Antarctica could only fly to the South Pole a few months out of the year, when the temperature "warmed up" to 65 degrees below zero - the temperature below which their aircraft couldn't operate. For those of us who don't consider 65 degrees above zero to be especially warm, the idea of flying, or doing anything for that matter, in a place so cold is difficult to imagine.

One amusing image from the chapter involves a group of curious penguins crowding around an aircraft while the crew scurries aboard and quickly closes the door so the penguins couldn't follow. Apparently, if given half a chance, the flightless birds would love to see what they're missing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Aviation, History, Adventure, Travel -- Great Reading!
I very much enjoyed this book. I was amazed at the wide variety of story topics and settings, which rendered this a great experience.

You don't have to be a pilot to enjoy this read. I especially liked the fact that women aviators wrote chapters, including the historical account of the WASPs of World War II by Marion Hodgson.

Although the ten stories feature very different topics, locations and voice, each was well written and very interesting.In several of the chapters, pilots were faced with extraordinary risks and I found it fascinating how they worked through these problems to save their lives and their planes.

Even someone who never travels, but wants to, will find the descriptions of far away places appealing. South America, USA, Canada, Antarctica, Africa, Middle East are all included in these stories.One story, written not by a pilot, but by a passenger is incredible. "The Milgram Experiment" will make a great movie. I was reminded of Gene Wilder's comedies as I read this. These guys were lucky to survive.

Buy this book. Read it and pass it on.You will like it.


5-0 out of 5 stars Flights of Adventure IS Adventure -- read it
There are ten stand-alone stories in this book and any one of them is worth the price of the book.I am interested in airplanes so it is a special book to me, but even someone who hates flying will enjoy the travel and adventure.

Some of these aviators face life and death situations and I find it fascinating how they make decisions and resolve their problems, forcing themselves to be calm and focused.

Canadian wingwalker Carol Pilon shares her ambitions and achievements in a very positive way that should inspire any woman that nothing is impossible.

Marion Stegeman Hodgson, author of "Winning My Wings," was one of the first and few women to fly military aircraft for the US. She relates some fun stories about being a WASP during World War II.Marion and other WASPs will be receiving Congressional Gold Medals in the Spring of 2010 for their unselfish service to the USA.

Other stories were informative and exciting at the same time -- from Antarctica to the hot deserts of Somalia, this book is not only ADVENTURE, it is TRAVEL and should appeal to even the "arm-chair" traveler.

I strongly recommend it to women as well as men.

Kevin ... Read more

8. A More Elite Soldier: Pursuing a Life of Purpose
by Chuck Holton
Kindle Edition: 208 Pages (2009-02-04)
list price: US$12.99
Asin: B001RLTFK2
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The rigor of becoming an Airborne Ranger is exceeded only by the challenge of being one - but those who join their ranks find fulfillment in something bigger than themselves. In the same way, pursuing God's objectives energizes our everyday lives. Former U.S. Army Ranger Chuck Holton shows how God oversees our training and gives each of us specific skills to accomplish the mission He has for us in this great spiritual war. Riveting action and powerful vignettes offer potent spiritual ammunition for the battles of every Christian serving in God's army. Find out what it takes to be a more elite soldier.

Life is combat.

From the instant the alarm clock signals the beginning of your day, you’re jumping into a zone of uncertainty. Your survival depends on having a clear focus.


Get on mission as an elite soldier. Become part of something bigger than yourself.

Your Commanding Officer will oversee your training, honing your skills to a razor-sharp edge. God will lead you through the danger zone of today’s insecurity, equipping you to make a difference.

In this riveting book, you will be issued potent spiritual ammunition for your daily battles from the perspective of a seasoned Special Operations soldier.


From the Trade Paperback edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
In "A More Elite Soldier," Chuck Holton described in vivid detail his military training and missions. Interspersed in these accounts, he related the various spiritual lessons he learned on how his training reflected things in the Bible on how we are called to follow Christ. I found the descriptions of his training very interesting and enjoyed his insights on how God trains us for His missions.

I don't recall any bad language. A few parts of the book were written in present tense ('I see' vs 'I saw'), but most was in past tense. I'd recommend this book to Christians who are in the military, who are interested in learning more about the training that Army Rangers go through, or who want to become a "more elite soldier" for God (or at least see a Ranger's perspective on it).

Reviewed by Debbie from Different Time, Different Place
(differenttimedifferentplace. blogspot. com)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
I just signed up with 11X Ranger on my contract, but by no means have I gone through any of this yet.Reading this book has been an encouragement and truly an inspiration.
I hope people read this, Ranger, Army, or neither, and are inspired to lead better lives, letting God take the reins and pushing forward, despite all the obstacles on the road.In fact, he basically says that war wounds mean you're in the battle.The hard way is usually the better one.

Anyways, I loved it.I hope others like it as much as I did.Chuck Holton is something else, no doubt.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gem of a Book
This is a five-star read for what it does:show how life as an elite U.S. Army Ranger is very similar to the life of a dedicated Christian.Holton describes in vivid detail the challenges of the incredible training and physical demands placed upon the Ranger trainee and how that training saves lives on the battlefield.And interspersed throughout the narrative are reminders and illustrations of how living the Christian life also requires one to be an elite soldier.This is a small book, very personal, very well-written for someone who is not a professional writer, and very profound.Certainly, every military man should read this, but so should anyone who is serious about living the Christian life.A very inspiring book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life is Combat
Whether you realize it or not, ever since Satan rebelled against God, every human being has arrived on planet earth - a world at war! Chuck's book shows how the lessons he learned as a more elite soldier - a US Army Ranger (hooah) - are directly applicable to life as a Christian being a more elite soldier in the army of the Lord and participating in the daily spiritual battle. Chuck also shows how God, knows us, loves us, and takes time to meet our needs - the last chapter will get your full and undivided attention and show you just how much God cares.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book
I'm currently non-denominational and chose to read this book for two reasons: I served in the same Regiment as Mr. Holton (different time period) and I'm currently at a crossroads in my life concerning the idea of organized religion.Simply stated, I'm a lost sheep amongst the herd.
So I figured maybe I could pick up a few jewels from this book. And I feel I did.
But to the interested reader, be aware that this book is heavy on Army speak, to the point that I think it would take the average reader some time to try and understand what he talks about. I thought his stories were humorous, but then again much of what he says I've done before. So just understand that and further understand it's STILL worth reading.
It's an excellent resource for any soldier who's struggling to find the application of God in his life. I came to a realization yesterday that I'm missing something and oddly enough this book appeared in my life the same evening (odd, huh?). Fortuitous as it was, I read it in a day and firmly believe he deals w/ real-life issues concerning combat, leadership, and most important, spirituality, which in turn makes for a very good, down-to-earth read.
Three stars for the subject it covers; casual, combat-disinterested readers may not enjoy (even though combat isn't the issue he's hinting at--it's really revelations LEARNED from it which is the pot of gold).
If you're compelled by anything I've said, check it out. ... Read more

9. The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes: A Novel
by Cathy Holton
Kindle Edition: 320 Pages (2008-12-10)
list price: US$14.00
Asin: B001NJMBA4
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Cotillion: A formal gathering of bright young women on the verge of entering adulthood, the society pages, and prospective high-tax-bracket marriages. Think a Civil War reenactment with crisp, clean white dresses.

Catfight: An impromptu gathering of not-so-young women on the verge of losing their cool. Think a cotillion with hair-pulling.

It’s been more than a year since the Kudzu Debutantes exacted sweet, merciless revenge on their cheating husbands, but the repercussions are still palpable throughout Ithaca, Georgia: Nita is anxiously preparing herself for marriage to Jimmy Lee, a man thirteen years her junior; Lavonne, despite having dropped her husband–and eighty pounds–and launched her own business, longs for love; and while Eadie remains married to Trevor, she feels more neglected than ever.

So the occasion of Nita’s second wedding seems like just the ticket to cheer up the disconsolate Debs. But they’ve made a formidable enemy in Virginia Broadwell, first lady of Ithaca and the bride’s ex-mother-in-law. Hell-bent on vengeance and determined to restore old-school social mores, Virginia hatches a plan so devious it makes her pedicured toes curl in anticipation.

Soon enough, the women are knocked for a loop–but you can keep a Kudzu Debutante down for only so long. The one thing stronger than Virginia’s wrath is the bond between the three friends, who soon learn that one of Virginia’s Jimmy Choos contains an irresistible Achilles’ heel. With spirit, wit, and down-home gumption, the take-no-prisoners trio decides it’s time to ditch their cotillion manners as they rally to save Nita’s marriage, Lavone’s business, Eadie’s sanity . . . and the honor of Kudzu Debs the world over.

Packed with authentic Southern flavor and characters as colorful as an azalea in full bloom, The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes serves up stinging one-liners and earthy wisdom in equal measure.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Really good read!
I bought and read this book after reading "The Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes" from my local library. Cathy Holton has mastered the art of writing about strong, intelligent Southern women and the remarkable friendships they form. I definitely recommend reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kudzu Debs
Cathy Holton writes a very entertaining book with plenty of laughs. She is southern humor at its best!

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!!
Ok...just to let you know right off, if you're interested in reading this book, you MUST read 'Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes' first. There are many references and comments that could seem dead-end if you haven't read the first book.

That said...what a FABULOUS sequel! I loved it just as much as the first. Virginia Redmon is out to seek revenge on her ex daughter-in-law Nita for ruining her sons life (deservidly) and causing him to lose his law practice, which happened to be Virginia's main source of income. Virginia is the type of character you just LOVE to hate. While you're always rooting for Nita to stick-it-to-her, you can't help but look forward to whatever evil plan Virginia will come up with next.

Now, while there were some things that may have seemed a bit far-fetched (like the whole adoption thing, it was quite a stretch for me to believe how Nita figured everything out) the ending was very satisfying. I just love Nita, Lavonne, and Eadie, and I can't wait for Ms. Holton's next novel. Hopefully it'll center around these three fun, martini-loving women again!

5-0 out of 5 stars frustration
There seems no way to make you people enter my address correctly and so all orders are mis-delivered.That is the reason I do not often do business with you

5-0 out of 5 stars Cathy Holton does it again
The author has done it again with a witty and laugh out loud funny novel! I could not put down her first novel and this one is just as good.If you want a great read and to laugh from cover to cover then read the latest goings on with Nita, Lavonne, and Eadie!Cathy Holton's novels should not be missed. ... Read more

10. Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes: A Novel
by Cathy Holton
Kindle Edition: 288 Pages (2006-05-16)
list price: US$13.95
Asin: B000GCFW2S
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
kud • zu \kud-zü\ n: a ubiquitous vine/weed found in Southern climes that, left uncontrolled, will grow over any fixed object in its path, including trees, power lines, and the entire state of Georgia.

deb•u•tante \de-byu-tänt\ n: a young woman making a debut into society, easily spotted in white dress and pearl necklace. Common names include Muffy, Bootsy, and Bunny.

Eadie Boone is no shrinking violet. An artist and former beauty queen who married into one of the first families of Ithaca, Georgia, she tackles everything with gusto and flair. But tailing her wayward husband proves to be, well, an exasperating chore. If only Trevor would just see the light, dump his twenty-two-year-old hussy, and return home, Eadie’s creative energy could be put to better use. Now all she has to do is convince him.

Nita Broadwell, a good Southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband’s shirt pocket (“Maybe he’d found them on the ground and picked them up”). Between clinging to denial and dodging her overbearing mother-in-law, Nita is also trying to break her addiction to steamy bodice-ripper novels. Only now it appears she’s authoring her own real-life romance tale with a hunky handyman thirteen years her junior.

Lavonne Zibolsky–a transplanted Yankee, bless her heart–is saddled with planning the annual Broadwell & Boone law firm party. That and her lackluster marriage have her seeking solace in the contents of her refrigerator. If she could just put down the Rocky Road ice cream and peach pie, she might get around to finding a caterer, dropping sixty pounds, and figuring out how to fall in love with her husband again. Not necessarily in that order.

Bonded by years of friendship, these three women discover what else they have in common: lying, cheating spouses. So they heed their collective betrayals as a wake-up call and band together to exact sweet revenge. The take-charge trio will see to it that the punishment is just, exquisitely humiliating, and downright hilarious.

Cathy Holton’s debut novel is a delicious yarn of friendship and marriage, secrets and retribution, and how nothing stays hidden for long. Against a Southern backdrop of gentility and decorum, Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes dares to abandon Junior League social graces in ways that would make even Scarlett O’Hara blush.

"It’s great fun reading about these women as they trade their tea for tequila and get smart, get out, and get even, with amusing, and surprising results." --Nancy Thayer, author of The Hot Flash Club

"Sly, smart, and full of great characters -- and then there’s that sweet, sweet revenge. Getting even has never been so creative. Or delicious." --Louise Shaffer, author of The Ladies of Garrison Gardens

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read-perfect for summer or anytime--
The book arrived in great condition and very promptly--much sooner than I expected.Great book and I'd recommend it to any mature lady who needs a great laugh and some much needed insight.

4-0 out of 5 stars The South Does It Again!
I was afraid this was going to be silly, but it wound up being hilarious with enough of a serious plot for you to care about what happens. Being from the South myself, I can tell you that there was not very much exaggeration about the people or places. There was just a great deal of humor thrown in. I loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kudzu Debs
Another extremely funny Holton book.Her southern humor is right on target.Looking forward to her newest book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Silly, but fun!
I really enjoyed this book. I have to say though, the plot has been done, over and over actually, scorned wives wanting revenge on their awful husbands....but I enjoyed this book so much anyway. It was laugh out loud funny in quite a few places, and once I started it, I could not put it down. I would like to say though, I read it on kinlde and there were a couple of editing goofs, but it didn't matter. I still enjoyed the book so much. I see there is a sequel , off to order it from Amazon. I can't wait to see what happened to all the characters I fell in love with.

5-0 out of 5 stars IMPOSSIBLE To Put Down!!...
I am so hooked on the Kudzu Debutantes! I can't wait till my library gets the sequel to this book in, 'The Secret Lives of Kudzu Debutantes'. Darn the super slow Georgia library system! Every night I'd go to bed at 9:30 and say to myself '1 hour, just 1 hour of reading, then I'll go to bed'. Ha! 3 hours later I was FORCING myself to put the book down!

If you love southern fiction, cheating husbands and wives who set into motion the perfect revenge plot, then you'll love this book. The only thing that slightly irritated me throughout was Nita's wish-washy attitude towards her marriage. Maybe she'd leave her bully husband Charles, maybe she wouldn't...argh! But other then that, it was perfect. The story moved along at a great pace, and the characters were extremely well developed. I couldn't have been more pleased with the ending, and how everything panned out. I sure hope there are many more Kudzu Debutante books to follow, cause I just love these three women! ... Read more

11. Meltdown
by Chuck Holton
Kindle Edition: 336 Pages (2009-08-12)
list price: US$12.99
Asin: B001NLL5YU
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The global war on terror has reached catastrophic proportions, leading the U.S. Special Operations EOD team–Task Force Valor–to Chernobyl, where ghosts of past disasters are nothing compared to the nuclear nightmare about to unfold.

With CIA Agent Mary “Phoenix” Walker heading her first Special Ops mission and Master Sergeant Bobby Sweeney fighting demons on and off the battlefield, Task Force Valor races to stop a terrorist threat in the Ukraine before Europe is turned into a radioactive wasteland.

But when the terror reaches American shores, the team is powerless to help until they can save themselves. And when they finally track down the source of the chaos, what they find is worse than anything they could have imagined.

From the Trade Paperback edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Task Force Valor Book Three
Meltdown is the third book in the Task Force Valor series. I have been eagerly waiting for it since I read the last book. :) Chuck Holton's fiction and nonfiction reveal his real life experience in the military. Action, suspense, and a little romance make this a hard to put down story for me. I loved it. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.

5-0 out of 5 stars super Task Force Valor anti terrorism thriller
Chernobyl remains a horrific radioactive wasteland due to its nuclear heritage; not just the most famous accident.Now terrorists see the locale as the perfect ground zero to devastate Europe.

U.S. Special Operations Explosives Ordinance Detachment (EOD) unit Task Force Valor is assigned to prevent a disaster in the Ukraine that will make 1986 look like a picnic.CIA Agent Mary "Phoenix" Walker leads the EOD squad with Master Sergeant Bobby Sweeney at her side.Both have issues but especially Mary who still suffers nightmarish flashbacks to when she was a prisoner.The threat widens to include the United States as the terrorists widen the Global War on the NATO alliance.

The third Task Force Valor anti terrorism thriller is the best of a strong series as even with the return of leads and support players from the previous books (see ALLAH'S FIRE and ISLAND INFERNO), the star is Chernobyl.The story line is fast-paced and filled with non-stop action, but it is when the heroes enter the dead zone where the MELTDOWN occurred that the true meaning of nuclear energy having no cost (disposal of the by-product in a waste land apparently does not count) is clear.Fans will relish Chuck Holton's strong tale as the MELTDOWN dead zone eerily hooks the reader.

Harriet Klausner

4-0 out of 5 stars 3rd in Task Force Valor series packs a powerful punch
Meltdown by Chuck Holton is the third book in the Task Force Valor series. CIA Agent Mary Walker is heading up her first Spec Ops mission with team members Bobby Sweeney, John Cooper, and Rip Rubio in the Ukraine in the hopes of finding the source of a deadly weapon. While they are undercover, all across America, strikes are made using just that weapon bring the economy and communication to a halt and panicking the entire nation. This was my first read of the Task Force Valor series, but I'm sure it won't be my last! With the action of a James Bond movie and the exciting military story of NCIS, I couldn't put this book down! Holton takes care to keep Christian themes to a minimum, making sure that readers don't feel preached to. There are several plot threads, and he juggles them all with ease, making each character come to life, even those only on the canvas for a few paragraphs. The ending is a terrific twist with a frightening message. A special bonus at the end of the book is Holton's Easter Eggs which will give the reader a whole new appreciation for the series.

5-0 out of 5 stars MELTDOWN is hard to put down.
I was lucky enough to get MELTDOWN early and have finished reading it.

I just finished reading this latest book of Chuck's. It's the 3rd in the Task Force Valor series and I must say the best of them. It's good as a stand alone book, but if you have not read the first two, you will want to after reading this one.

In this book there is a lot of action that can have a severe impact to USA and rest of North America in some cases. Though it's done with not much violence in comparison to the impact. This alone will give you a real eye opening thought of what you'd do if only ONE of the several things happened and how it could impact your life.

Then the team goes overseas to take care of the root of the violence, and there's quite a bit of action in places you'll probably never go, but have definitely heard about.

When the book ending comes to the violence - and happenings, not what you'd have ever thought was the cause and the causee is not who you'd have thought. It really makes you think.

As to the people of the book, they are people you expect to run into and have a conversation with. Basically - they are real. There's even a situation or two that corresponds to something in my life, even though it's totally different in the book.

At the end, a dash of romance, just a dash - but very classy and all the ladies would like it but not too mushy for the tough guys reading the book.

Through the whole book there is a strong feeling of people of faith, and of one searching for why the faith - that is answered in the end.This is also a clean book that doesn't rely put downs and bad language to give it some spirit.

I think many people here would really enjoy the series, but this book does very well as a stand alone read. (You'll still want to read the others that came before).
... Read more

12. Bulletproof: The Making of an Invincible Mind
by Chuck Holton
Kindle Edition: 208 Pages (2009-05-27)
list price: US$12.99
Asin: B002BAPKZC
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Would you like to have the confidence, the kind of driving purpose, that shuts out all fear? Do you want your life to be filled with adventure? There are many kinds of soldiers, and the ones that this book is written for don’t necessarily wear a uniform. The missions these soldiers undertake have more than just political or historical significance—they are impacting eternity. Bulletproof is a field manual for the Christian soldier. It addresses the issues of fear and risk from a Christian perspective, using primarily military examples and analogies. Holton teaches believers how to overcome fear and join the ranks of the army of God.

Terrorism. Murder. Disease. Job Loss. Road Rage. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Environmental Disaster.


What? Are You Scared?

[Body copy]:

By every sense of reason, you should be. By faith, you don’t have to be.

God’s soldiers are issued body armor: Peace that surpasses understanding. But you must choose to put it on. Chuck Holton reveals how to claim this peace of mind and rest in the sovereignty of God’s plan while stationed in our dangerous world.

Not denying legitimate causes for fear, Holton’s balanced perspective to living boldly as a Christian today offers refreshing hope in the midst of rampant anxiety. Because when you begin seeing things from the Commander’s perspective, you won’t have to dodge bullets.

Until your mission is complete, you are bulletproof.

Story Behind the Book

“In October 2002, a sniper started killing people at random in the area where I live. The community almost ground to a standstill, with people refusing to leave their homes, drive the streets, or send their children to school until the killer was found. What disturbed me most was the reaction of many of my fellow Christians—one of fear just like their unsaved neighbors. I felt we were passing up a perfect opportunity to model the peace that passes all understanding to a very needy audience. “Since then I have come to realize that the Bible, almost in its entirety, tells us over and over again that we should not be afraid. A life lived trusting God is a fearless, confident life that will draw others to it.”

From the Trade Paperback edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars An awesome Read
I love reading books about law enforcement and this book is really an awesome read for other law enforcement officers. I read this book in about 2 days. I will have to read it again. Thank you Chuck for taking the time and writing such a good book. I have been recommending this book already.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chuck Holton is right on target
This is an excellent book for anyone who is facing the threat of violence. It is especially relevant to law enforcement and military personnel who must confront violent individuals face to face.Fear God, and Fear Only God.Great job Chuck!

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent tool for the Christian man
So many books are just fluff that goes in and out of thought.However, this book was filled with insight and examples of right living that I felt could be put in my pocket and carried around for a while.A fun and informative read.

1-0 out of 5 stars A Different Title for the Bible.
This book is rather misleading. You will this to be great reading if your a "Bible Thumper". However, if your looking for something written about the military, this is NOT the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars so, the author hates nonChristians
a complete waste of time and 100% unAmerican to have an attitude like this. How can he think he was defending freedom ... Read more

13. Beach Trip: A Novel
by Cathy Holton
Kindle Edition: 432 Pages (2009-04-25)
list price: US$15.00
Asin: B0027MJU50
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Cathy Holton's Summer in the South.

Mel, Sara, Annie, and Lola have traveled diverse paths since their years together at a small Southern liberal arts college during the early 1980s. Mel, a mystery writer living in New York, is grappling with the aftermath of two failed marriages and a stalled writing career. Sara, an Atlanta attorney, struggles with her own slowly unraveling marriage. Annie, a successful Nashville businesswoman married to her childhood sweetheart, can’t seem to leave behind the regrets of her youth. And sweet-tempered Lola whiles away her hours—and her husband’s money—on little pills that keep her happy.

Now the friends, all in their forties, converge on Lola’s lavish North Carolina beach house in an attempt to relive the carefree days of their college years. But as the week wears on and each woman’s hidden story is gradually revealed, these four friends learn that they must inevitably confront their shared past, and a secret that threatens to change their bond, and their lives, forever. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great beach book
A very good summer read.The characters are comical and the author keeps you interested.A very good story.

3-0 out of 5 stars good summer/vacation/book club read
This is an easy read, good summertime book.The content is light with periods of moderate heaviness, as each main character reflects on their life choices.Some of the plot is predictable, but there are some good twists.Even if you think you know what is going to happen, it is written in a way that makes you want to keep reading it.This is a good book club book, can read in a few days.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for forty-something femmes
A quartet of forty-somethings head to the coast in Beach Trip, for a Southern-soul reunion -- shopping, drinking, and the review/reward of life's lessons learned. I read through this, feeling as though I leafed through my high-school yearbooks and "knew" these four.
Cathy Holton crafts a brilliant, bubbly, bracing novel of "sisters" reunited.
Skipping back and forth between 1985 and 2005, the lives and loves of four college friends weave a colorful tale, snapping and fluttering like a beach towel in the wind.
Mel arrives after two failed marriages and a lull in her heretofore-wild-life as a writer, having survived breast cancer, telling no one. Sara keeps tabs on her family -- out of earshot from Mel, her oldest childhood friend, with whom she shares college memories. Annie faces the specter of her youthful indiscretions at a mid-life point, while the seemingly ditzy Lola blithely guides the quartet through a week together, keeping her own dreams well-hidden.
Mel's inner dialogues are feisty, sharp, and defensive. An independent city girl after the college years, she leads the foursome into adventure, keeping herself engaged so as not to deal with her inner demons. Sara's chats with her husband back at the homefront make those with good marriages smile and those less fortunate a little wistful; Annie, the quintessential anal-retentive Stepford wife needs this weekend with the girls more than she knows. Lola hides behind glasses and a quiet, sweet, Southern nature but passions run wild deep beneath the surface.
Packed with hilarity and heartache, Holton delivers two big twists at the end that will make you go back and re-read.
Get a beach chair and a margarita. Perfect summer escape.

Julia Brantley, A Score Of Intervals

5-0 out of 5 stars Great novel with twists and turns
I absolutely loved this book, the first I had read from Cathy Holden.After finishing it, I immediately purchased Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes and Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes, and was equally pleased with those two reads.Beach Trip is honest with a lot of twists and turns, it's definitely a page turner.I've read the book several times now and it's definitely one of my favorites.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good story but certainly not my favorite
Here's a piece of what I had to say about this book at Bookish Mom Reviews-
"Some novels reach out and grab you at the very first word, igniting a fire within you that renders you completely unable to put the book down. For me, this was not one of those books. Don't get me wrong, the story was good. However, try as I might, I did not feel any connection to the story or any of the characters. I had such great expectations for this book, considering it is about such a wonderful thing- timeless female friendship, which is why I found it incredibly odd that I could not get in to the storyline."

~Bookish Mom, aka RebekahC ... Read more

14. Allah's Fire
by Gayle Roper, Chuck Holton
Kindle Edition: 400 Pages (2009-02-19)
list price: US$12.99
Asin: B002ZW7ED2
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Two Dangerous Missions Collide with Explosive Results

A suicide bomber blows up a hotel in Beirut, killing hundreds of people. A young American woman is kidnapped in Lebanon by terrorists. Connected or coincidence? Despite the government’s difficulty in locating her sister, Liz Fairchild, a reporter from the States, is determined to find her…regardless of the risks. Meanwhile, Sergeant John Cooper and his elite Special Ops team hunt down Palestinian extremists in possession of a new undetectable explosive that will change the “face of terror.” When Liz and Task Force Valor’s paths intersect, more is at risk than their separate missions. While maneuvering through hostile territory, Liz and John realize they need each other to survive. Their antagonism gradually gives way to cooperation—and something more.

Task Force Valor

Explosive Ordnance Disposal—The Bomb Squad

As the global war on terror heats up, the U.S. needs a team of highly trained special operators to deploy overseas to locate and neutralize threats, bringing EOD expertise to the dirty, deadly missions that have no room for error. For the men of Task Force Valor—life is a blast.

A lethal new weapon.

Master Sergeant John Cooper and his Special Ops team of explosives-hunters have a mission unlike any they’ve ever experienced before. A new undetectable type of explosive has burst onto the scene, and it will change the “face of terror” in the world. Washington wants the manufacturers shut down before it turns up on American soil.

A missing sister.

A suicide bomber blows up a hotel in Beirut. Liz Fairchild, an American reporter, searches for her sister, Julie, who is presumed dead in the blast…until Liz uncovers evidence she might be alive. When signs indicate that time is running out for Julie, Liz is determined to find her—regardless of the risks.

A stealthy escape.

As their separate objectives bring John and Liz together, the path ahead takes twists neither of them counted on. Although God works in all things for the good of those who love Him, God’s definition of good might not match theirs. When the mission goes south and politics intrude on their plans, the team must rely on their wits—and guts—to survive. Can they make it…with a wounded team member and a female civilian in tow?

Story Behind the Book

“I met Chuck Holton a few years ago when he took my fiction classes at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. I enjoyed him because my life experience is so different from his. When it was time to develop a new fiction series, I thought it would be fun to combine his military background with my civilian background and write a series right out of today’s headlines. He has basically written the male points of view, and I’ve done the female. Very challenging and great fun!”

—Gayle Roper

From the Trade Paperback edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Enjoyable read. Impressed with the obvious research that went into the writing of this series.

4-0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition Not A Clean Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 stars is that there are way too many instances where the translation from print to Kindle got messed up. For example, instead of "little" it would read "littde". Also, the apostrophe got dropped throughout the book. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading more books by these authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Allah's Fire
My dad flew airplanes and dropped bombs in WWII. I don't think he ever dropped any bombs but he got injured which is why he got a purple heart. That's why I thought he would like this book because it was about war. At first he said it was very complicated because of speaking of Allah and to many characters. However, he finished the book, which I didn't think he would. He told me it got better the more he read it. I'm not sure I will read it as it's not my kind of book. It arrived in perfect condition. I would buy from this seller again.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite Gayle Roper book
This is my favorite of all of Gayle Roper's works, which is saying something because all her books are excellent.Shortly after finishing this book, news reports exposed real plots frighteningly similar to what had been written.It is an exciting book and one that would appeal to both Christian readers and non-Christians alike.I recommended it to my husband, which says it all, since in 25 years of marriage we've only agreed on a handful of books.I would highly recommend Allah's Fire.

5-0 out of 5 stars Action-packed story that could've been ripped from the headlines...
With Allah's Fire, Roper and Holton have delivered a novel chock-full of non-stop action and suspense. The story begins by rapidly alternating between sisters Julie and Liz in Beirut, Cooper on the Ivory Coast, and the terrorists planning an attack that will rock all of their lives and test their faith. The paths of each of these individuals are set on a collision course when Julie is kidnapped after barely surviving the terror attack that firebombs a World Bank meeting and kills her husband. Her sister Liz refuses to give up the hope that Julie somehow survived. Cooper has scars of his own, having recently recovered from injuries sustained by a car bomb that sent him to the States. Cooper's team is sent to investigate the bombing in Lebanon and the threat of a new, untraceable explosive. The clock is ticking for Julie -- will Cooper and Liz be able to rescue her in time, and thwart the terrorists' plans?
I have to say -- doesn't this book have a fantastic cover? I love it, and it does a very classy, smart job of conveying the action-packed, adrenaline laced feel of the novel. I also have to add that the editing of this collaborative effort was done extremely well -- Roper was quoted as saying that she wrote the female point of view sections, and Holton the male pov -- and both are seamlessly blended. Holton's military background lends this story an genuine, realistic feel, and adds authenticity to the interaction and relationships between the members of Task Force Valor.
This book is a stellar beginning to what promises to be a fantastic series. The authors do an incredible job of exploring the theme of "faith under fire," and how individuals cope with real questions and struggles about their faith and belief in a good and just God in the midst of horrific, stressful circumstances. If you enjoyed Dee Henderson's Uncommon Heroes series, pick this novel up. I only wish I didn't have to wait until Spring 2007 for the sequel. ... Read more

15. Abigail Adams
by Woody Holton
Kindle Edition: 512 Pages (2010-05-24)
list price: US$18.00
Asin: B003L7865K
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s ChoiceAmerican Heritage, Best of 2009In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award–winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams’s life story and of women’s roles in the creation of the republic. Using previously overlooked documents from numerous archives, Abigail Adams shows that the wife of the second president of the United States was far more charismatic and influential than historians have realized. One of the finest writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women’s education, denounced sex discrimination, and matched wits not only with her brilliant husband, John, but with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. When male Patriots ignored her famous appeal to "Remember the Ladies," she accomplished her own personal declaration of independence: Defying centuries of legislation that assigned married women’s property to their husbands, she amassed a fortune in her own name. Adams’s life story encapsulates the history of the founding era, for she defined herself in relation to the people she loved or hated (she was never neutral), a cast of characters that included her mother and sisters; Benjamin Franklin and James Lovell, her husband’s bawdy congressional colleagues; Phoebe Abdee, her father’s former slave; her financially naïve husband; and her son John Quincy.

At once epic and intimate, Abigail Adams, sheds light on a complicated, fascinating woman, one of the most beloved figures of American history. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars The female half of the American Revolution's power couple
Not a fiction reader ... even the intricacies of historical fiction? Then stroll down the book store aisle to historical biographies and pick up Woody Holton's "Abigail Adams".One of the reviews I read called this "epic and intimate" and that's a perfect description.Having read so much of John Adams, I was thrilled with a readable, enjoyable walk down the path of an extraordinary woman's life ... both personal and professional. For Abigail Adams was so much more than a wife and mother to two presidents.Self-educated in a time when even well-to-do families thought educating girls was a waste of time; self-taught in business and real estate investments at a time when women were the keepers of home and hearths; intellectually independent from her famous husband and confident enough to express her independent thoughts and decisions to him."Remember the Ladies" has taken on exaggerated proportions over the centuries, but Abigail's exhortation to her husband, then in Philadelphia writing the Declaration of Independence, went on to ask him to "... not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands" and focused her pleas to her husband on actual physical abuse of wives by their husbands for which, in those days, a husband was never held to account. And then there is Abigail, the entrepreneur ... the woman who demanded that her husband send her every pin he could find in Philadelphia telling him that there were no pins for ladies' sewing needs in Boston and she could thus corner the market and make a profit ... which she did! Absorbing, highly-entertaining, charmingly instructive ... "Abigail Adams" opens the reader's mind and heart to the other half of the American Revolution's power couple in ways that show us how powerful the Adams' friendship was to the incredible accomplishments of this political couple from the Colony of Massachusetts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look into one our Founding Mothers
If only history could be taught this way in school, we'd have a lot more kids interested in it.Woody brings Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, to life.She was key force behind John Adams's success and truly a woman ahead of her time.What couldn't Abigail do?

Woody Holton meticulously re-creates what it was like to live during the Revolutionary War and the early years of our country (mid 1700's to early 1800's).

What I found especially inspiring about this book:

**Abigail's belief in her husband.She endured several long (2-3 year) separations from him while he served his country.Their letters during these times give great insight to their daily life.

**Abigail's self-confidence. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind; she also freely gave advice to John on running the country.

**Abigail's accomplishments.She ran several businesses, including an import business, she bought and sold properties, and she made some astute investments.This all during a time when husbands had total control over their wives' assets.

**Abigail's devotion to her family.She was a tireless advocate for education of both men and women. Even after her children were grown and had families of their own, she wanted them living back at Peacefield with her.

**Abigail's faults.Woody presents Abigail as a real person, not some mythical wonderful saintly person.She was jealous, she was controlling, and she was devious.This is what makes her so appealing and real.

I thought the later chapters, starting with 1800's, dragged a bit.They seemed more of a recitation of facts and not as interesting as the earlier years.On the whole, I really enjoyed this book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to see what life was like during the Revolutionary War and during the early years of our country.It's especially interesting to read about what life was like for women during this time.

5-0 out of 5 stars a spellbinding life story
Abigail Adams was all over the place in the Revolutionary era, her life entwining not only with that of her husband John, her son John Quincy Adams, and her daughter-in-law Louisa Catherine Adams, but also with those of Benjamin Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, Mercy Otis Warren, George III and Queen Charlotte, and other famous men and women, some she admired and some she deprecated.In this brisk and engaging new biography, Woody Holton highlights Adams's keen observation of the public events and public figures of her day, but even more importantly, he shines a steady light on the recesses of her private life, her relationships with her sisters and brother, husband, children, and grandchildren, her economic ventures, her daily activities, and her private dreams and values.

Much of Holton's analysis focuses on two intertwined themes: Abigail Adams as economic agent and Abigail Adams as commentator and critic of women's roles in society.Holton convincingly argues that Adams was responsible for managing and shepherding much of the Adams family's wealth and that her investments turned a better profit than her husband's investments did.The final chapter features an intriguing account of Adams's will, which she used to endow granddaughters, nieces, and other female relations (some already married) with modest economic portfolios of their own.Throughout her life, Adams testified to her concern for women's education-- she believed that the revolution in girls' schooling was one of the most important social changes of her lifetime-- and her wish that women might have more of a voice in society.Yet, as Holton notes, she stopped short of being a feminist in the modern sense and always insisted on wives' ultimate subordination to their husbands' judgment, even when that principle came hard for her.

There are a few curious ellipses in this book.Holton says very little about Adams's Christian faith, even as he acknowledges that it was important to her, and relatively little about sexuality (aside from a speculative comment that she may have employed some form of contraception), even though Abigail and John's letters, with their passionate undertones, by-play about the prospect of infidelity during their long separations, and allusions to Abigail's evident appreciation of the sexual magnetism of one of her daughter's suitors, would seem to provide ample material for a more considered discussion.But on the topics on which he chooses to focus, particularly Adams's economic ventures and relations with her extended family, Holton is incomparable.I breezed through the 400-page book in 48 hours; I simply couldn't put it down.Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another A+
Another A+ book by Woody Holton.I had already read just about everything about John and Abigail Adams, and this book was a pleasure to read.
His earlier book, "Unruly Americans & the Origins of the Constitution," is the best book I've read on the origins of our constitution.

5-0 out of 5 stars An intriguing read about an intriguing woman
Much emphasis is rightly given to the founding fathers of America such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.But rarely do we get such a detailed glimpse into the homes and personal lives of these men as we do the Adams' in Woody Holton's biography of Abigail Adams.With riveting detail, Holton introduces us to the complex woman who helped shaped America more than perhaps any other of the "founding mothers" through her influence on her husband.

Strong-willed, intelligent and willing to speak her mind, Adams was decades ahead of her time when it came to women's rights and involvement in the everyday affairs of life and politics.Relying heavily on Adams' correspondence between her husband and others, Holton places much emphasis on Adams as an advocate of women's rights.We glimpse the struggles that the Adams family endured through the many long absences of John Adams; but through these struggles we also get to see Abigail's knowledge and fortitude in being able to "keep the home fires burning" as it were.In a culture that frowned on educating women, she was very intelligent, widely read, and very active in promoting the education of her gender.She made financial investments often without the knowledge of her husband - also a cultural taboo.

Holton does an excellent job of highlighting Adams' strengths as well as her weaknesses, giving us a well-rounded, quite readable biography of this great woman.He certainly does Adams justice in examining her life as a woman and not simply as the wife of a founding father.I would highly recommend this book to any reader of American history or of women's rights. ... Read more

16. Willing, Wanting, Waiting
by Richard Holton
Kindle Edition: 184 Pages (2009-06-22)
list price: US$49.95
Asin: B002HWQWNS
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Richard Holton provides a unified account of intention, choice, weakness of will, strength of will, temptation, addiction, and freedom of the will. Drawing on recent psychological research, he argues that, rather than being the pinnacle of rationality, the central components of the will are there to compensate for our inability to make or maintain sound judgments. Choice is understood as the capacity to form intentions even in the absence of judgments of what action is best. Weakness of will is understood as the failure to maintain an intention, or more specifically, a resolution, in the face of temptation--where temptation typically involves a shift in judgment as to what is best, or in the case of addiction, a disconnection between what is judged best and what is desired. Strength of will is the corresponding ability to maintain a resolution, an ability that requires the employment of a particular faculty or skill. Finally, the experience of freedom of the will is traced to the experiences of forming intentions, and of maintaining resolutions, both of which require effortful activity from the agent. ... Read more

17. An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 88, Fourth Edition (International Geophysics)
by James R. Holton
Kindle Edition: 535 Pages (2004-04-14)
list price: US$67.95
Asin: B001V7U7G8
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLABr exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.Teh CD is not included with the eBook. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars predictor for one's success in atmospheric sciences
I was trained in a classical program in atmospheric sciences in the sense that the atmosphere is a fluid hence the field being a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics is much emphasized. Holton's book is The Undergraduate Textbook for programs rooted in this understanding, in the US or internationally.
As an undergrad I was told that whether or not I was meant to stay in this field could be predicted by how well I performed in the class teaching Holton.
Now one of my duties is to teach dynamics to undergraduates in atmospheric sciences at a US land-grant university. I am however disappointed to find
out that most students coming to the dynamics class do not have such understanding. There is a tendency for students to forsake the hard-core
atmospheric sciences in favor of the marginal science in broadcasting meteorology. Holton's book is often not tolerated and considered too
'mathematical' (this happens to be the most common excuse students without any originality would use). I really would like to challenge
the students who have shunned (or plan to shun) Holton's book to think twice about how serious they are in pursuing a career in atmospheric
sciences before they make fair judgments about the value this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily good text
I have to say I'm not sure if texts on atmospheric dynamics get better than this.Physics books in general, in fact, rarely provide an understanding of phenomena that is so concise, intuitive, and yet mathematically robust.I highly recommend it for children, as a gift, and for pleasure reading.

I also very seriously recommend it as a graduate textbook.Five stars all the way.

4-0 out of 5 stars feedback from rmd
it's a very analytic book; it's strongly related to anaysis. all the models are very well explaned; perhaps there is not a good relationship between models and pratical meteorology. phenomena are quite 'hidden' by equations, and only a good experienced physicist has the tools to extract the pratical approach deriving from model behaviours.
however it remains a 'must' for meteorologists.

Renato Medini

5-0 out of 5 stars The most exellent textbook in dynamics of the atmopshere
This book, in my opinion, is the most valuable book on dynamical aspects of the atmosphere insofar, especially from pedagogical point of views. As a foreign student, I understand well Holton's writings. Simple but very concise sentences, no wordy explanations. The first 3 chapters provide you the basic equations used inmeteorology and their common approximations. The next 5 chapters, to me, are the most interesting chapters. They give you wide range of knowledge from boundary layer, synoptic scale phenomena, to instabilities. Equations are of great usefulness because THEY bring into the light physical contents of the dynamics of the atmosphere. To me, any analytical equation and its explicit solution provide us a more complete understanding than numerical models do (because you never know some unpredictable behaviour of numerical solutions). So, try to understand carefully the simplest cases that Holton selected. This gives you a lot of deeper understandings. Chapters 9 to 11 provide the dynamics of meso- to large-scale circulations. You will see why the Hadley circulation descends around 35N in very clear way. However, simple Poisson eqn with the argument of "positive forcing, negative solution" that is applied throughout the text should be paid especial attention because this conclusion is not always true. As a whole, the contents, explanations and derivations will be very well constructed if you see the main point of each section.
To get to the heart of this book, read and derive all the skips in Holton's derivations. The gaps are not too hard to fill out in math but require some thinking. DO ALL OF THE EXERCISES at the end by yourself and you will double your knowledge. For any math-related physical book, transparent derivations are the first thing you should figure out, physical explanations will follow subsequently. From my experience, people tend to skip any chapter what they thought they knew it already. If you apply this method here, you may be in trouble. Read carefully the first 5 chapters, understand approximations used in the each situation. Simply apply equations without judgments of their assumptions will take you into the nightmare.

I give this book 5 stars +. It is really classic....

4-0 out of 5 stars you can't find an alternative.
when i was a student, i used to think, like many other reviewers, that the book is extremely dry. but now as a researcher in atmospheric-oceanic dynamics, i realise that the book is useful in explaining the most essential and elementary theories behind the dynamics one can encounter in meteorology or climate dynamics.

use the book as a reference and revision of elementary concepts. if you encounter a process you need to understand in your research, this is the book which will tell you the basics. then you go on and learn more from journal articles and your own research.

this new edition of the book, especially with the matlab models, makes studying with it more fun because you can visualise the dynamics and play with the m-files yourself. ... Read more

18. Case Studies in Infectious Disease
by Peter M. Lydyard, Michael F. Cole, John Holton, William L. Irving, Nino Porakishvili, Pradhib Venkatesan, Katherine N. Ward
Kindle Edition: 608 Pages (2010-04-03)
list price: US$50.00
Asin: B003FC9RVS
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine, this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. The use of real clinical cases serves to reinforce and extend the basic science. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Infectious diseases
This book did not satisfy my need of getting aquick necessary information to get on with essential functions of a primary care physician.It is written for a person who already knows the field very clearly but it would confuse a novice in the field.

2-0 out of 5 stars Incomplete
There were only two sentences devoted to ME (CFS) a common and extremely disabling neuroendocrine immune disease known since the 1980s to be associated with multiple viral and bacterial infections including retrovirus infection and b cell lymphomas (and now, of course, associated with XMRV). ... Read more

19. Understanding Physics: Student Guide
by David Cassidy, Gerald Holton, James Rutherford
 Kindle Edition: 165 Pages (2002-07-31)
list price: US$44.95
Asin: B000WDVH7A
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
This book, a companion to the textbook, is your guide to observations and explorations in the world of physics. Prepare for challenging work, fun, and some surprises. One of the best ways to learn physics is by doing physics, in the laboratory and everywhere. One cannot rely on reading and class work alone. The explorations in this book are your opportunity to gain some actual, hands-on experience with physics. Many of these explorations will assist you to design your own experiments and to discover many of the important ideas of science yourself.||As you will see from the Contents, this "Student Guide" provides a variety of potentially helpful materials. Following the Introduction is a review of units, mathematics, and scientific notation, and a list of suggest further reading and Web Sites. However, a large portion of the "Student Guide" contains further materials relating to many of the textbook chapters, as well as to laboratory explorations. In the section containing "Further Chapter Materials" you will find elaborations on topics in many of the chapters, as well as derivations of important equations. A complete list of the suggested mini- and major-laboratory explorations is also given in the Contents. Each explorations is keyed to specific portions of the textbook, and lists are also provided of the explorations pertaining to each part of the text.||There are actually three types of laboratory explorations in this book: "mini-laboratories," "major laboratories," and some suggested "laboratory activities." The mini-laboratories are hands-on experiences and demonstrations that enable you to observe and study an event in nature, either in class or in a laboratory. The major laboratories are designed for more in-depth exploration. Finally, the laboratory activities provide ideas for ways in which you might design your own investigations. All three types of explorations are closely tied to the material in the book. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars what every educated person should know about physics
This really is an excellent book.

I believe it's aimed at first year university/college students who require a broad CONCEPTUAL overview of the field of classical & modern physics and how they came to be that way. At over 800 pages it gets chest deep in the key experiments and their interpretation. Basically, shows you the logic behind how we've come to understand the modern technical world starting with the Greeks up to modern day.

The information contained in this work is what every person graduating from a high school physics course should know from a qualitative POV. However, it does not contain the math/problem solving parts of physics required for high school. Overall, book is similar to "Physics for Poets" by March.

small complaints: because it's so thick the spine is easily cracked/broken. Why not divide the book into 2 volumes? Chapter 9 seems out of sequence with preceding material. At the end of chapter 9 the Michelson-Morley diagram for the interferometer is not explained.

Some chapters are too long - # 8 on wave motion for e.g. Also, some material is over-explained but I can live with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction
I spend most of my hours reading philosophy. So I never had taken any classes in Physics or any Exact Science. Since more and more Im into the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, I keep on being confronted with a Mechanical worldview and bringing back everything to laws. Kants hero in this way was Isaac Newton. So there you go trying to understand ones philosophy that was one of the few who actually was abble to understand Newton. So I more and more thought about reading myself into Pysics. But the problem was that I could not find a proper introduction. So I went to a store in Amsterdam to find something or atleast gain some information. In the end I walked out with this book.

The book has a historical based way of dealing with everything, so they begin in Ancient Greece and work their way up. Since Im mainly interested in the astronomical part and the mechanical side of Physics I did not read the rest, but since that what I read is covering about half of the book. And since that is extremely we'll written (half is about Mechanics and the other half about Atoms) I think that the second part pf the book is very good too.

Anyway if you are a leek in this field. And you want to learn sometging about Physics including the historical development, so not only just the laws and the mathmantical parts of physics, but learn who the poiners really were and how theu came to their thoughts, this book is for you. However if you do want to learn something about the mathmatical side, and go really deep into the abstracts, then I think you beter pass. Anyway for every beginner or someone that wants to pollish op their knowledge, its a great recomandation. ... Read more

20. Touching The Dead
by Carlotta G. Holton
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-07-22)
list price: US$6.00
Asin: B001D1GIEW
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Are you brave enough to read this book? Not everyone is. Maybe you remember a time when you were scared out of your wits. Maybe you saw a dead body…or even touched one! The 17 stories in this eerie book are more frightening than your worst nightmares. They are weird, alarming stories of madness, revenge, human sacrifice, and the eternal fight between good and evil. In these creepy pages, reality is twisted and terror is on call 24 hours. So take a deep breath and begin a frightening journey into dark realms of terror. ... Read more

  1-20 of 39 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

site stats