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New Titles Tuesday, May 3

Here is a selection of titles added in the past week.

 All talked out: naturalism and the future of philosophy /J.D. Trout. All Talked Out is an exercise in applied philosophy. It is a study of what the examination of knowledge, explanation, and well-being would look like if freed from the peculiar tools and outlook of modern philosophy and handed over to scientists – or scientifically-trained philosophers – who had a reflective aim.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

 Battle of Vimy Ridge /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the role that Canadian soldiers played at the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I.

Christian ethics: an introduction to biblical moral reasoning /Wayne Grudem. Grudem explains in detail what the whole Bible says about living as a Christian in this highly practical, biblically based volume on Christian ethics.

 COVID’s impact on health and healthcare workers /Don L. Goldenberg, MD. The physical and emotional toll on healthcare workers is described, as well as the innovations and sacrifices made by physicians, nurses, and hospitals during the pandemic. Present and enduring changes in primary care and mental healthcare, including increased utilization of telemedicine, are explained. The misinformation and disinformation raging during the pandemic and their adverse effect on public health and patient recovery are uncovered. The book concludes with recommendations to best move forward, addressing public health, healthcare inequities, long-term care facilities, primary care, healthcare worker well-being, and following science and truth.

 Hard questions: facing the problems of life /John Kekes. The hard questions are hard because reasonable answers to them conflicting. The aim of this book is to show how hard questions can be reasonably answered.

 Health equity in a globalizing era: past challenges, future prospects /Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert. This title discusses how globalization impacts the health of individuals and populations. It focuses on how globalization processes have impacted various social determinants of health such as income, employment, or migration patterns, and how this in turn shapes inequities in health outcomes.

 Health sciences literature review made easy: the matrix method /Judith Garrard. The ultimate ‘how to’ guide for learning the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences.

 Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: local solutions and global opportunities /edited by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Nathan D. Martin. Written by researchers working in and with Indigenous communities around the world, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies is an international collaboration that offers guidance and lessons learned in the field. Including contributions from diverse geographic locations–such as Canada, Peru, and Norway–the book is anchored by specific themes: exploring decolonizing methodological paradigms, honouring Indigenous knowledge systems, and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination. Readers are encouraged to consider the purposes and utilities of research and its consequences for Indigenous identities, and both individual and community well-being.

 Philosophy for public health and public policy: beyond the neglectful state /James Wilson. This groundbreaking book argues that philosophy is not just useful, but vital, for thinking coherently about priorities in health policy and public policy.

  Research and reconciliation: unsettling ways of knowing through indigenous relationships /edited by Shawn Wilson, Andrea V. Breen, and Lindsay DuPré. Research as Reconciliation will profile stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers engaging in research that is aligned with Indigenist ways of knowing. The contributors in this volume represent various disciplines, backgrounds, and diverse conceptions of reconciliation and its meaning in relation to ongoing settler colonial projects. The book will be comprised of research stories written in a variety of creative forms, such as stories, letters, twitter conversations and visual methodologies. By emphasizing stories rather than traditional academic chapters, we aim for the book to be reflective of individual voices, relevant to Indigenous traditions of storytelling, and interesting to practitioners, community members and others outside of academia who are engaging with research.

 Science and humanity: a humane philosophy of science and religion /Andrew Steane. Steane reconfigures the public understanding of science, by drawing on a deep knowledge of physics and by bringing in mainstream philosophy of science. A reply to a major argument of David Hume, and a related one of Richard Dawkins, is given. The book finishes with some brief chapters setting religion in the context of all human capacities, and showing, in fresh language, what theistic religious response is, or can be, in the modern world.

 Teaching health humanities /edited by Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin and Thomas R. Cole. Teaching Health Humanities expands our understanding of the burgeoning field of health humanities and of what it aspires to be. The volume’s contributors describe their different degree programs, the politics and perspectives that inform their teaching, and methods for incorporating newer digital and multimodal technologies into teaching practices. By collecting scholars from a wide array of disciplinary specialties, professional ranks, and institutional affiliations, the volume offers a snapshot of the diverse ways medical/health humanities is practiced today and maps the diverse institutional locations where it is called upon to do work

The 2nd Battle of Ypres /Norman Leach. Details the efforts of Canadian soldiers in the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

 The Appalachian /Erinn Banting. Discusses the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of Canada’s Appalachian region.

The Battle of Passchendaele /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

The Battle of the Somme /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of the 1st Battalion of Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge /Norman Leach. Details how the Battle of Vimy Ridge was a coming of age for the Canadian military.

The building of the CPR /Blaine Wiseman. The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) united the country from coast to coast. Although strenuous at times, the creation of the CPR was a turning point in Canadian history that helped shape Canada into the nation that it is today.

The Canadian shield /Tina Schwartzenberger. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Canadian Shield region.

 The contagion next time /Sandro Galea. This book articulates the foundational forces shaping health in American society and how they can be strengthened to prevent the next outbreak from becoming a pandemic. The book challenges Americans to tackle the deep-rooted obstacles preventing them from becoming a truly vibrant and equitable nation, reminding them of what they seemed to have forgotten: that health is a public good worth protecting.

 The Cordillera /Melanie Ostopowich. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Cordillera region.

The Crown /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Crown as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The governor general /by Amy Sawyer. Describes the role of the Governor General, the work she/he does and Governors General in history.

 The lieutenant governor /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the lieutenant governor.

 The member of Parliament /by Elizabeth Simon. Explores the role and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament in Canada’s government.

 The new leadership challenge: creating the future of nursing /Sheila C. Grossman, Theresa M. Terry Valiga. The New Leadership Challenge has been written as a reference book and textbook for undergraduate students in nursing, as well as for nurses in any practice role. The book also is helpful for nurses pursuing graduate study, including those preparing as clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, or those pursuing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. It provides an overview of major ideas related to the multidimensional concept of leadership and explores the relevance of those ideas at various points throughout one’s career development: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

 The Oxford handbook of feminist philosophy /edited by Kim Q. Hall and Ásta. This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary state of the field. The editors’ introduction and forty-five essays cover feminist critical engagements with philosophy and adjacent scholarly fields, as well as feminist approaches to current debates and crises across the world. Authors cover topics ranging from the ways in which feminist philosophy attends to other systems of oppression, and the gendered, racialized, and classed assumptions embedded in philosophical concepts, to feminist perspectives on prominent subfields of philosophy. The volume provides a rigorous but accessible resource for students and scholars who are interested in feminist philosophy, and how feminist philosophers situate their work in relation to the philosophical mainstream and other disciplines.

 The politics of health in the Canadian welfare state /Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael. The Politics of Health in the Canadian Welfare State argues that the nature of Canada’s liberal welfare state shapes the health care system, the social determinants of health, and the health of all Canadians. Documenting decades of work on the social determinants of health, Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael explore topics such as power and influence in Canadian society, socially and economically marginalized populations, and approaches to promoting health. Each chapter examines different aspects of the links between public policy, health, and the welfare state, investigating how broader societal structures and processes of the country’s economic and political systems shape living and working conditions and, inevitably, the overall health of Canadians. It includes international comparative data to demonstrate where Canada stands in comparison to other welfare states and provides a comprehensive overview of how the form of the welfare state acts as an important determinant of health.–Provided by publisher.

The prime minister /by Elizabeth Simon.Looks at the office of Prime Minister in Canada: the details of the job, how the Prime Minister leads in public, and famous Prime ministers throughout history.

The Queen /by Amy Sawyer.Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the monarchy.

The Senate /Simon Rose. Discusses the function and responsibility of the Senate as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The senator /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and the specific responsibilities of the Senate.

 The Supreme Court /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Supreme Court as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

 Toward a better world: the social significance of nursing /Mark Lazenby. The book’s central argument is that the profession can work for the common good through fulfilling obligations to the entire human community and that which sustains the human community. The obligations this book explores are to promote human equality, to give assistance to those who need it, to promote peace and safety, to respect Earth as a living entity with a moral status of its own, and to respect one’s own and others’ humanity.

  World Health Organization /Simon Rose. A look at the World Health Organization and Canada’s role in world health.

 World Trade Organization /Simon Rose.A look at the World Trade Organization and Canada’s role in international trade.

New Titles Tuesday, March 15

Here is a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week.

 A road connects places /Crystal Sikkens. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.

 A tower stands tall /Kylie Burns. This interesting book takes children through the engineering design process, giving them an inside look at how engineers design towers to suit specific purposes and hold steady in different environments. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own tower solution.

 Boost your brain /written by Alice Harman ; illustrated by David Broadbent. What is a ‘brain hug’? Can making up silly songs help you with your homework? Could staring at an apple give your brain superpowers? Find out to boost your brain in fun ways that will help you take on big challenges and daily tasks with a healthier, happier mindset.

 Brill’s encyclopedia of global Pentecostalism /executive editor, Michael Wilkinson ; associated editors, Keyin Ou, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. TWU AUTHOR A comprehensive overview of worldwide Pentecostalism from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The BEGP is cross-cultural and transnational, including contributors from around the world to represent key insights on Pentecostalism from a range of countries and regions. Providing summaries of the key literature, the BEGP will be the standard reference for Pentecostal Studies.

Brought out to be brought in: deeper life messages /by Ian Thomas ; Edited by Phil Masters. Edited from recordings of messages given in 1956 and 1957 at Prairie Bible Institute

 Cézanne: visions of a great painter /Henri Lallemand. Traces the life and work of the great French painter.

Gender and leadership /Gary N. Powell. Powell explores cutting-edge topics including; the appropriate role of masculinity in leadership, the ever-so-small numbers of female CEOs, and sexual harassment by men in power such as Harvey Weinstein and the resulting #MeToo movement. With suggestions of practical steps that would work toward achieving a workplace in which all employees can reach their leadership potential regardless of their gender, Gender and Leadership is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.

 God’s revelation of the lamb: king of the kingdom /H. Dave Derkson.  God’s Revelation, given to John, shows how the Lamb brings  truth into the reality of our world. Modern-day theologians argue that the seven horns of this symbolic Lamb presents him as the judge and prosecutor of sin and the sinners of the world. However, this is a distortion of the text. There is no scripture in the entire Bible where a secondary symbol transforms a primary symbol. The Lamb is shown as the primary symbol in Revelation, and that Lamb is repeatedly designated as humanity’s redeemer.

 Johannes Vermeer / [curators, Frederik J. Duparc and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.] Vermeer scholars examine the life and works of this 17th-century Dutch master. It analyzes his evolution from a painter of religious and mythological images to an artist who explored the psychological nuances of human endeavour.

 Manet: a visionary impressionist /Henri Lallemand. Introduces the life of Edouard Manet and his works. This maverick Impressionist’s work is presented here in a glorious color portfolio.

 Michelangelo /Trewin Copplestone. This book is intended to be a comprehensive survey of the greatest artist of the Renaissance, his life, his art and his times. Explore the different aspects of Michelangelo and his works in this comprehensive volume, which includes not only his artwork but also his architecture and poetry.

 Our story: Baptist General Conference in Canada /Abe Funk. The story of the Baptist General Conference of Canada.  Funk will take you through the history and legacy of the Conference. Witness and experience God’s work in BGCC from day one and how it is still blessed to this day.

 Reckoning with slavery: gender, kinship, and capitalism in the early Black Atlantic /Jennifer L. Morgan. Morgan draws on the lived experiences of enslaved African women in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-centuries to reveal the contours of early modern notions of trade, race, and commodification in the Black Atlantic..

 Sir John A. Macdonald: the man and the politician /Donald Swainson.  This book is a bestselling  and authoritative biography of Canada’s first prime minister An ideal introduction to the man which has been adopted for introductory courses  in Canadian Political History and Canadian Studies courses in the United States and Canada.

 The Inklings and culture : a harvest of scholarship from the Inklings Institute of Canada /edited by Monika B. Hilder, Sara L. Pearson, and Laura N. Van Dyke. TWU AUTHORS The twenty-seven chapters in The Inklings and Culture explore the legacy of their diverse literary art–inspired by the Christian faith–art that continues to speak hope into a hurting and deeply divided world

 The no-guilt guide to witnessing /George Sweeting. This book addresses witnessing in layman’s terms. Sweeting shares simple yet profound methods of sharing the gospel.

 Unusual animal journeys /Natalie Hyde. Read about unusual animal journeys around the world, from wandering saltwater crocodiles to invasive insect species and outbreaks of Australian plague locust. Interesting facts, unexpected outcomes, and human impacts on the journeys are highlighted.

 Your church has personality /Kent R. Hunter. Hunter contends that each congregation has its own distinctive personality and that its personality, not its geographic location, is the best beginning point for planning an expansion of ministry.

What we were reading online in February 2022

Alloway Library users accessed just under 2500 unique titles  nearly 5000 times in February. Here is a list of some of the most used titles this month.

If you have ever been unable to access an eBook because it was being used by another person, you will be glad to know that library staff are investigating “turnaway” statistics and discussing options to reduce their occurrence.

 Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy From Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century . / John Deely Postmodernism; Philosophy–History.; Semiotics 117 uses

Jesus According to the New Testament . / James D. G. Dunn RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament $14.00 50 uses

 Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice: A Guide for Human Service Professionals . / Jason M. Newell Social workers–Job stress 48 uses

Foundations of Ethical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling . / Karen Strohm Kitchener; Sharon K. Anderson Psychology–Moral and ethical aspects./ Clinical Psychology 39 uses

 Social Work Assessment . / Menon, Sudha. Social service. SOCIAL SCIENCE 29 uses

Case Management: An Introduction to Concepts and Skills . / Arthur J. Frankel; Sheldon R. Gelman; Diane K. Pastor Social case work.    Price: $60.75 23 uses

 The Tao of Loyalty: Winning with Employees . / Ajit Rao Personnel management.; Employee loyalty. Human Resources & Personnel Management 23 uses

Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results . / Ken Blanchard; Renee Broadwell Leadership.BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 22 uses

 Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition . / Seymour Drescher Slave trade–Great Britain—History 20 uses

The Concise APA Handbook: APA 7th Edition . / Paul Iida English language–Style–Handbooks, manuals, etc.; 20 uses

 Textual Signposts in the Argument of Romans: A Relevance-Theory Approach . / Sarah H. Casson RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament Price: $35.96 19 uses

 Doing Relationship-Based Social Work: A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change . / Mary McColgan; Cheryl McMullin Social service.; Interpersonal relations. 18 uses


New Titles Tuesday, February 15

Here’s a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week

 Assisted suicide in Canada: moral, legal and policy considerations /Travis Dumsday. Assisted Suicide in Canada delves into the moral and policy dimensions, other key court rulings and subsequent legislation. Travis Dumsday explores thorny topics such as freedom of conscience for healthcare professionals, public funding for medical assistance in dying and extensions of eligibility. Carter v. Canada will alter Canadians’ understanding of life, death, and the practice of medicine for generations.

 Being-in-creation: human responsibility in an endangered world /edited by Brian Treanor, Bruce Ellis Benson, and Norman Wirzba. Being in Creation asks about the role of humans in the more-than-human world from the perspective of human creatureliness, a perspective that accepts as a given human finitude and limitations, as well as responsibility toward other beings and toward the whole of which they are a part.

 Breaking barriers, shaping worlds: Canadian women and the search for global order /edited by Jill Campbell-Miller, Greg Donaghy, and Stacey Barker. A comprehensive exploration of the role of women in twentieth-century, Canadian international affairs. Bringing together contributors ranging from new scholars to a former prime minister, Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds examines the lives and careers of women who have made an impact: professional women working abroad in the so-called helping fields; women who fought for change as anti-war, anti-nuclear, or Indigenous rights activists; and women with careers in traditional diplomacy.

 C.S. Lewis /Stewart Goetz. The definitive exploration of C.S. Lewis’s philosophical thought, and its connection with his theological and literary work. In this newest addition to the Blackwell Great Minds series, well-known philosopher and Lewis authority Goetz discusses Lewis’s philosophical thought and illustrates how it informs his theological and literary work. Drawing from Lewis’s published writing and private correspondence, including unpublished materials, C.S. Lewis is the first book to develop a cohesive and holistic understanding of Lewis as a philosopher. In this groundbreaking project, Goetz explores how Lewis’s views on topics of lasting interest such as happiness, morality, the soul, human freedom, reason, and imagination shape his understanding of myth and his use of it in his own stories, establishing new connections between Lewis’s philosophical convictions and his wider body of published work. Written in a scholarly yet accessible style, this short, engaging book makes a significant contribution to Lewis scholarship while remaining suitable for readers who have only read his stories, offering new insight into the intellectual life of this figure of enduring popular interest.

 Chaplaincy ministry and the mission of the church /Victoria Slater. Slater explores the significance of chaplaincy for the mission and ministry of the contemporary Church. She discusses the reasons for the recent growth in new chaplaincy roles in the contemporary cultural and church context and provides a theological rationale for chaplaincy along with practical suggestions for the development and support of chaplaincy practice. The book provides conceptual clarity about what chaplaincy actually is and will move beyond the common polarisation of chaplaincy and Church to position chaplaincy as a distinctive form of ministry with its own identity and integrity that, together with other forms of ministry, makes a significant contribution to the mission of the Church.

 English ministry crisis in Chinese Canadian Churches: towards the retention of English-speaking adults from Chinese Canadian Churches through associated parallel independent English congregational models /Matthew R.S. Todd. Todd looks into the anecdotal reporting of high numbers of Canadian-born Chinese leaving western Canadian Chinese churches — what is termed the silent exodus. This book recommends solutions towards the retention of Canadian-born Chinese adults in Chinese bicultural churches through empowerment.

 Hopeful influence: a theology of Christian leadership /Jude Padfield. Engaging with the work of influential theological voices such as Lesslie Newbigin, Tom Wright and Martyn Percy,’Hopeful Influence’argues that it is in the process of helping others to see, participate in or experience the world to come that Christian leadership becomes manifest

Human rights: moral or political? /edited by Adam Etinson.  This volume brings together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars to address philosophical questions raised by the complex status of human rights as both moral rights, on the one hand, and legally, politically, and historically practised rights, on the other. Its original chapters, each accompanied by a critical commentary, explore topics including: the purpose and methods of a philosophical theory of human rights; the Orthodox-Political debate; the relevance of history to philosophy; the relationship between moral and legal human rights; and the value of political critiques of human rights.

 Pillars in the history of biblical interpretation. Volume 3, Further essays on prevailing methods /edited by Stanley E. Porter and Zachary K. Dawson. This third volume, like its predecessors, adds to the growing body of literature concerned with the history of biblical interpretation.  Each chapter provides a biographical sketch of its respective scholar(s), an overview of their major contributions to the field, explanations of their theoretical and methodological approaches to interpretation, and evaluations and applications of their methods. By focusing on the contexts in which these scholars lived and worked, these essays show what defining features qualify these scholars as ‘pillars’ in the history of biblical interpretation.

 Qualitative research in theological education: pedagogy in practice /edited by Mary Moschella, Susan Willhauck. Brings together a diverse group of scholars to consider the theological values arising from and contributing to their use of qualitative research in scholarship and teaching. The book offers a careful consideration of the pedagogical and administrative challenges involved in teaching qualitative research and its various sub-disciplines such as ethnography. As a whole, the book argues that the teaching of QR methods is critical to the theological, ethical, spiritual, and/or pastoral formation of ministers and theological scholars

 Reading Paul with the Reformers: reconciling old and new perspectives /Stephen J. Chester. Chester brings a careful and nuanced reading of the Reformers’ Pauline exegesis. Examining the overall contours of Reformation exegesis of Paul, he contrasts the Reformers with their opponents and explores particular contributions made by such key figures as Luther, Melanchthon, and Calvin. He relates their insights to contemporary debates in Pauline theology about justification, union with Christ, and other central themes, arguing that their work remains a significant resource today.  Reading Paul with the Reformers reclaims a robust understanding of how the Reformers actually read the apostle Paul.

 The geography of hell in the teaching of Jesus: Gehena, Hades, the Abyss, the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth /Kim Papaioannou ; with a foreword by Edward W. Fudge. In this study,  Papaioannou tackles the topic of hell at its most foundational level, in the words and teaching of Jesus. Rather than attempt overarching and all-encompassing answers, he begins instead with a detailed study of the relevant texts and builds from there upwards. The result is a picture that is not only coherent and satisfying, but more importantly, solidly based on biblical exegesis of the most refined nature. Papaioannou concludes by putting hell into a more palatable and biblically sound perspective. Though unreservedly scholarly, the study is written in such a way that lay readers can understand and enjoy it.

 The origins of creativity /Edward O. Wilson.  The Origins of Creativity grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression–so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species–came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of our species. One of our most celebrated biologists offers a sweeping examination of the relationship between the humanities and the sciences: what they offer to each other, how they can be united, and where they still fall short. Both endeavours, Edward O. Wilson reveals, have their roots in human creativity–the defining trait of our species. Reflecting on the deepest origins of language, storytelling, and art, Wilson demonstrates how creativity began not ten thousand years ago, as we have long assumed, but over one hundred thousand years ago in the Paleolithic age. Chronicling this evolution of creativity from primate ancestors to humans, The Origins of Creativity shows how the humanities, spurred on by the invention of language, have played a largely unexamined role in defining our species. And in doing so, Wilson explores what we can learn about human nature from a surprising range of creative endeavors–the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, and the power of music and song.

 These brothers of mine: a biblical theology of land and family and a response to Christian Zionism /Rob Dalrymple.  Dalrymple contends that just as Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s purpose for the Temple, so also Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises to Abraham that he would receive the Holy Land and an uncountable number of descendants.

Torah encounters: Exodus /Rabbi Daniel Pressman. This book invites readers into the richness of the Torah, sharing context and information for each parasha, as well as commentary from generations of Biblical interpreters—historical and modern, and Pressman’s own insights. The second in the five-volume Torah Encounters series, Torah Encounters: Exodus makes the weekly Torah portion approachable and applicable. It is a wonderful resource for clergy, adult or high school Hebrew education, or personal study.

Understanding the periodic table /by Jane P. Gardner.

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