By Laurie R. King
Known as "one of the main unique skills to emerge within the '90s" by way of Kirkus Reviews, award-winning writer Laurie R. King promises an clever, terrifying, engrossing drama of excellent and evil, in contrast to any she has written before....
A revered college professor, Anne Waverly has a previous recognized to few: Years in the past, her personal unwitting act fee Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer nonetheless comprehend that this background and her educational specialty--alternative non secular movements--have made her an excellent FBI operative. 4 occasions she has infiltrated suspect groups, escaping her personal stories of loss and carnage to discover a degree of atonement. Now, as she starts to take pleasure in existence once again, she has no goal of taking one other project. till she learns of multiple hundred little ones dwelling within the swap movement's Arizona compound....
Anne quickly realizes that modify isn't any traditional group and hers isn't any usual challenge. For, faraway from appeasing the demons of her earlier, this task is sweeping her again into their clutches...and to the razor's fringe of risk.
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In 1958, Jean Barbizet published a large compilation of data and historical information in French and English , together with the first radioscopic measurements, which he had taken, of pharyngolaryngeal expansion during yawning. He thus showed that during the culmination of yawning, pharyngolaryngeal diameter is multiplied by four. He also described the first works of P. Passouant, who triggered experimental yawning in cats by electrostimulation of the hypothalamus. In addition to mentioning involuntary parakinesis in the paralyzed arm of a hemiplegic, he reported the unusual observation of D.
In summary, we have shown that during the first stages of development only spontaneous yawning is present, at a relatively low frequency; in the young adults, this decreases, and even more so in the elderly. Furthermore, the daily distribution of spontaneous yawning changes: in preterm infants yawning does not show diurnal variation, whereas in young adults and the elderly there is an increase in the early morning and in the late evening, respectively, after and before the main sleep episode. In contrast, the link between spontaneous yawning and the modulation of vigilance levels seems to be maintained across the whole life span.
In ancient Mayan civilization, yawning was thought to indicate subconscious sexual desires. In the same way, W. Seuntjens hypothesized that yawning has an erotic side. He found that both the ‘yawn’ and the ‘stretch’ of the stretch-yawn syndrome are semantically and etymologically associated with ‘desire’ and ‘longing’. e. of being in love. Yawning was both linked with acedia-boredom and with luxuria (lechery) and passion. As a non-verbal behavior, the yawn was found to figure in the courtship process.
A Darker Place (Anne Waverly, Book 1) by Laurie R. King