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The Host by Stephenie Meyer Summary

The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

The Host

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer Summary

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

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The Host by Mark Cotta Vaz Summary

Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host - one of the most unusual love stories ever written - has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Now acclaimed director Andrew Niccol brings The Host to the silver screen with a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and breathtaking special effects. This definitive companion book takes fans behind the scenes with extensive full-colour photographs and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew, director and producers, including Stephenie Meyer. Offering an intimate look at the filmmaking process, New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz tells the inside stories behind the exotic locations, massive sets and spectacular stunts, and shows how cast and crew come together to bring Meyer's extraordinary vision to life.

Among the Host of Heaven

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Among the Host of Heaven by Lowell K. Handy Summary

During the past two generations, there have been many studies on the structure, organization, and "function" of the gods of the Levantine and ancient Near Eastern worlds. In this important study, Lowell Handy provides new directions for thinking on this crucial topic, arguing that the structure of the pantheon worshiped in Syria-Palestine mirrored the social structure of the city-states in that region. While many recent studies have investigated the relations of the gods in both biblical and extra-biblical texts from the area, Handy shows that the pantheon functioned as a bureaucracy. This perspective may well be the primary key for understanding hierarchy among the gods.

The Host Gaze in Global Tourism

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The Host Gaze in Global Tourism by Omar Moufakkir,Yvette Reisinger Summary

Most tourism theories have been developed from the tourists' perspective and focus on the Anglo-American experience. This unique book for researchers and students of tourism is the first to look at the host gaze; how it is constructed, how it has developed, how it varies between countries and how the tourism industry can affect it. By looking at the gazes of both Western and non-Western hosts, this book analyses the consequences such a gaze can have upon the tourist.

The Host and Thomas Jefferson

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The Host and Thomas Jefferson by Greg McLauchlin Summary

Expect to see life in a different light. Expect to visit places in your own universe that you never knew existed. Be entertained, moved, and educated as you take temporary leave from your earthly existence and become enthralled in a life of one who is trapped in a sphere, from which there seems to be no escape or relief. All of your emotions will be tapped, as you begin to identify with the twists and turns the Host encounters as he struggles to cope with his own existence.

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The Host by David Francis Jeffery Summary

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Influence of Tumor Development on the Host

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Influence of Tumor Development on the Host by L.A. Liotta Summary

Recent experimental evidence has made it increasingly clear In particular, this volume reviews the discrete steps involved that the properties of invasive, malignant cells during tumor in metastatic invasion: the interaction of invasive tumor cells development substantially impact on the host. This is under with extracellular matrices, the basement membrane, attach scored by a variety of biochemical properties of tumor cells ment to extracellular matrices, local proteolytic degradation during their differentiation and metastatic dissemination. of matrices, and the locomotion of invasive tumor cells These properties can be analyzed at different stages of tumor through such areas of localized degradation. The critical growth and progression and this volume explores the role of the cell surface in secondary tumor formation is characteristics of primary tumors as well as the shared reviewed as are important advances in the molecular biology characteristics of both primary and secondary tumors. of metastasis initiation and maintenance. Recent advances The primary tumor comes into existence following in the role of DNA methylation in the generation of tumor preneoplastic biochemical and cellular events that ultimate cell heterogeneity and tumor progression are also critically ly result in malignant transformation. Various aspects of summarized. Chapters in this volume also review molecular metabolism, predetermined by nutritional status, often play aspects of metastatic progression, and the use of the tech a basic role. Obesity, for example, is cancer-promoting. Cell nologies of DNA transfection and somatic cell fusion in the surface carbohydrates, cytoskeletal proteins, glycoproteins, exploration of molecular aspects of metastatic progression.

Phagocytosis: The Host

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Phagocytosis: The Host by S. Gordon Summary

An accompanying volume (Volume 6) in this series presents strategies of cellular invasion from the viewpoint of the microbe. This filed of study is growing rapidly after a somewhat slow start over recent decades. This collection of invited chapters attempts to reflect current research, and brings together cell biologists, microbiologists and immunologists with disparate interests. However, there is a certain unity, even repetition of key themes, hopefully like a symphony rather than a boring catalogue. It will be evident that editorial bias favors intracellular paratism and medically important organisms. The neutrophil is far more than a supporting player to the macrophage, and some attempt is made to remind the reader of some of its unique skills. To retain a manageable size, the emphasis is on relatively early events such as mutual recognition, cell entry, and response, rather than on longterm changes in gene expression by either host cell or pathogen. Viruses are excluded not because of lack of importance but because of somewhat different research approaches, although it is cytogenes, share common strategies in invasion and intercellular spread.

Influence of the Host on Tumor Development

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Influence of the Host on Tumor Development by Ronald B. Herberman Summary

It is widely recognized that the host response to tumor munotherapy of experimental metastases in animal systems progression is an important determinant in cancer growth which are beginning to be developed for ultimate clinical and progression. Indeed, as indicated in Volume I of this trials of human cancer metastasis. series, the process of cancer growth and progression, leading This volume explores a variety of host properties that to tumor invasion and metastasis, is dependent upon the influence tumor development including dormancy, regress complex, dynamic interactions between the properties of the ion, and recurrence. In addition, current knowledge of the tumor as well as the properties of the host. While Volume III response of the central nervous system to cancer, cardiac of this series reviews in great detail the influence of tumor and pulmonary complications, dermatologic effects and development on the host, this volume emphasizes the in hematologic complications of malignancies is presented. fluence of the host on tumor development. These host re The endocrine and metabolic function of cancer patients, as sponses include host anti-tumor immune reactivity, tumor well as the production of hormones by tumors is also review dormancy, cachexia, multiple endocrine and paraneoplastic ed.

MNCs and the Host Country, the Indonesian Case

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MNCs and the Host Country, the Indonesian Case by Sumantoro Summary

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Recent Advances in the Study of the Host-Fungus Interaction

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Recent Advances in the Study of the Host-Fungus Interaction by Attila Gacser,Héctor M. Mora-Montes Summary

Fungal infections represent nowadays a significant burden on the healthcare system of most of the countries, and are among the infections with the highest mortality rates. This has fostered the study of the interaction of these organisms with the human host. The outer most layer of a fungal cell is the cell wall, and together with the secreted components into the extracellular compartment, are the first lines of contact with the host cells. This interaction is critical for tissue adhesion, colonization and damage. In addition, these fungal extracellular components will define the outcome of the interaction with the host immune cells, leading either to the establishment of a protective antifungal immune response or to an immune-evasive mechanism by the fungal cell. On the other hand, our immune system has effectively evolved to deal with fungal pathogens, developing strategies for cell eradication, burden control, or antigen presentation from the innate branch to the adaptive immune response. Here, we provide a series of comprehensive review papers dealing with both aspect of the interaction fungus-immune cells: the role of virulence factors and cell wall components during such interaction, and the recent advances in the study of cellular receptors in the establishment of a protective anti-fungal immune response.

Streptococci and the Host

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Streptococci and the Host by Thea Horaud,Anne Bouvet,Roland Leclercq,Henri de Montclos,Michel Sicard Summary

Streptococci and enterococci are the etiologic agents of infectious diseases that rank among the most severe in human pathology. The diagnosis, antibiotherapy, and prevention of the streptococcal diseases have improved considerably. However, the reemergence of severe streptococcal and enterococcal diseases constitutes a growing public health con cern, which remains open to scientific and medical debate. The XIII'h Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, held at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, September 16---2el, 1996, attracted 505 par ticipants from 43 countries. Twenty-two percent of the participants were students, a clear sign of the intense interest in this field. Of the 390 presentations made at the symposium, 260 were submitted as manuscripts for the Proceedings; we have included 249 of these in this volume. This symposium provided a forum for the presentation of the most recent findings and approaches to understanding several important fields, such as new aspects of infec tion, bacteria~host interactions, epidemiology, and molecular genetics of streptococci and enterococci. Over the last three years, the study of these subjects has expanded as increas ingly sophisticated methods of molecular analysis have been applied to investigate the bi ology of pathogenic streptococci and enterococci. Virulence, vaccine strategies, genetics, antibiotic resistance, epidemiology, and immunology are now being examined through the lens of molecular biology. The application of recently developed techniques to this field will continue to yield insight into the mechanism by which these organisms cause disease.

The Host-Plant in Relation to Insect Behaviour and Reproduction

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The Host-Plant in Relation to Insect Behaviour and Reproduction by T. Jermy Summary

Preference to oviposition and antibiosis mechanism to jassids (Amrasca devastans Dist.) in cotton (Gossypium sp.).- Studies on the induction of food preference in alfalfa ladybird, Subcoccinella 24-punctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).- Feeding and nutrition of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris), with special reference to amino acids.- The ability of Locusta migratoria L. to perceive plant surface waxes.- Antifeedant properties of seedling grasses.- A critical review of the methodology and interpretation of experiments designed to assay the phagostimulatory activity of chemicals to.

Bacterial Infection: Close Encounters at the Host Pathogen Interface

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Bacterial Infection: Close Encounters at the Host Pathogen Interface by Peter K. Vogt,Michael J. Mahan Summary

When it comes to bacterial disease, we are living in a state of false security. Antibiotics have indeed brought unprecedented health benefits, protection from and cure of bacterial diseases during the past 50 years. But there are ominous signs that the fortress and the defenses built on antibiotics are crumbling. They are crum bling because we wittingly or unwittingly created selective con ditions for the emergence of superior pathogens that can no longer be controlled by antibiotics. There are numerous warnings. After a long period of eclipse tuberculosis has now emerged as a serious threat unchecked by antibiotic treatment. Recent years have seen reports of cholera epidemics, of anthrax infections, of serious problems with Salmonella and even with E. coli, just to name a few. Mankind is in a race with microbial invaders. The challenge is to anticipate and respond to developments that affect the precarious balance between man and microbe. This will re quire new knowledge and it will take time for an effective appli cation of that knowledge.

Detecting Peripheral-based Attacks on the Host Memory

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Detecting Peripheral-based Attacks on the Host Memory by Patrick Stewin Summary

This work addresses stealthy peripheral-based attacks on host computers and presents a new approach to detecting them. Peripherals can be regarded as separate systems that have a dedicated processor and dedicated runtime memory to handle their tasks. The book addresses the problem that peripherals generally communicate with the host via the host’s main memory, storing cryptographic keys, passwords, opened files and other sensitive data in the process – an aspect attackers are quick to exploit. Here, stealthy malicious software based on isolated micro-controllers is implemented to conduct an attack analysis, the results of which provide the basis for developing a novel runtime detector. The detector reveals stealthy peripheral-based attacks on the host’s main memory by exploiting certain hardware properties, while a permanent and resource-efficient measurement strategy ensures that the detector is also capable of detecting transient attacks, which can otherwise succeed when the applied strategy only measures intermittently. Attackers exploit this strategy by attacking the system in between two measurements and erasing all traces of the attack before the system is measured again.

Gendering Wisdom the Host

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Gendering Wisdom the Host by Judith E. McKinlay Summary

This work looks at the intertextual relationships of the invitations to eat and drink in Proverbs, Ben Sira and John 4. If the first two invitations are offered by a female Wisdom/Sophia, what are the gender implications when the hostess becomes a host in John 4? The study poses the possibility of an ongoing convergence strategy, which may have begun when Israelite sages adapted for a Yahwistic context language and imagery earlier associated with female deities. In a subtle move, McKinlay draws upon contemporary reader resistance in order to counter such ideological moves by the scribes, whose ambivalence towards real-life women is also observed in these works.

The Host (a BookCaps Study Guide)

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The Host (a BookCaps Study Guide) by BookCaps Study Guides Staff Summary

The perfect companion to Stephenie Meyer’s, "The Host," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its Interaction with the Host Organism

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Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its Interaction with the Host Organism by Jean Pieters,John D. McKinney Summary

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the most notorious pathogens on earth, causing the death of approximately 1.5 million people annually. A major problem in the fight against tuberculosis is the emergence of strains that have acquired resistance to all available antibiotics. One key to the success of M. tuberculosis as a pathogen is its ability to circumvent host immune responses at different levels. This is not only a result of the special makeup of M. tuberculosis in terms of genetic diversity and DNA metabolism and its possession of specialized secretion systems, but also of its ability to hijack the host’s innate immune defence mechanisms. In this volume, researchers from different disciplines provide a topical overview of the diverse mechanisms that contribute to the virulence of M. tuberculosis, ranging from their genetic, metabolic and molecular makeup, as well as the complex strategies these bacteria utilize to escape immune destruction within infected hosts.

Between the Devil and the Host

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Between the Devil and the Host by Michael Ostling Summary

For the first time in English, Michael Ostling tells the story of the imagined Polish witches, showing how ordinary peasant-women got caught in webs of suspicion and accusation, finally confessing under torture to the most heinous of crimes.