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Beyond: A Solar System Voyage

by Michael Benson

Discover what the solar system looks like up close in this definitive collection of space exploration images. Since the 1960s, NASA has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons, and sun. These probes have amassed a stunning visual record of other worlds, revealing not one but scores of new frontiers, from rust-red Mars to Saturn with its ethereal rings. Michael Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of these images into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of these celestial bodies. He discusses what the photos actually reveal about the places in simple language children will understand. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. "Dramatic, unframed color photos on thick glossy paper...the science details are just as exciting as the pictures. Starting with a long chapter on the early history of astronomy, Benson examines the Solar System from the perspectives of robot explorers launched in the last 60 years. He also gives in-depth descriptions of how the photos were taken by unmanned spacecraft...The informal text raises the big questions that will captivate young readers: Are we alone in the universe? Has Mars ever supported life? Does life exist there now? Or elsewhere? More than 20 space probes are in action right now, and engaged readers will want to reference the listed Web sites. The comprehensive glossary is also a handy resource. "--Booklist "A mesmerizing grand tour of solar-system high spots. Gathered with the premise that they are significant achievements in the history of not just science, but photography as well, these big, sharply detailed images were all taken by (specifically) space probes and were chosen for their visual impact...the photos range from a primitive 1967 composite shot of the Moon to haunting close-up views of mysterious Neptune and its moon Triton taken by Voyager 2 in 1989...our nearest neighbors in space have never looked better. "--Kirkus Reviews F&P level: Z F&P genre: I

The Burn Farm

by Michael Benson

Benson takes readers behind the scenes of the sadistic and horrific true story of Shelia LaBarre, a depraved woman who tkaes in troubled men as lovers, then savagely slaughters them and burns their bodies on her New Hampshire farm. photos. Original.

Children’s Orthopaedics and Fractures

by Michael Benson Klausdieter Parsch John Fixsen Malcolm Macnicol

This comprehensive book on all aspects of the clinical management of pediatric orthopedic disorders and fractures contains sections on common disorders of the skeletal, hematopoietic and neuromuscular systems, inherited and acquired conditions, and diagnosis and management of pediatric fractures. Aimed at both the practicing orthopaedic surgeon and residents preparing for board certification, Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures, 2/e will provide the reader with a complete and detailed review of the field of pediatric orthopedics and trauma. Every paediatric orthopaedic condition discussed in detail, with diagnosis and clinical management. Details on complications and their avoidance in each chapter. Surgical techniques and non-surgical orthopaedic clinical management. Additional material on genetics, anaesthesia and other aspects of the care of the child with an orthopaedic condition. Renowned editors and the expertise of an international list of contributors. Superb illustrations with over 700 black and white prints and over 200 surgical line illustrations. New section on imaging in orthopaedic surgery Many advances in diagnosis and surgical techniques. Greatly expanded chapter on gait analysis. Expanded coverage of trauma, arthroplasty in JCA, pelvic osteotomies, and pre- and post-operative care. Extensively revised chapters on genetic disorders, neural tube defects and infections.

Evil Season

by Michael Benson

Benson is a master of true crime. --Robert ScottDeadly DreamsJoyce Wishart was living out her life's dream, running her own art gallery in sunny Sarasota, Florida. But that dream ended in nightmare when a deranged drifter named Elton Brutus Murphy walked through the door with a knife in his hand and a voice in his head commanding him to rape and kill. In the space of half an hour, Joyce was dead--brutally mutilated--and the tony arts enclave plunged into terror as a frenzied manhunt ensued. Told in the convicted murderer's own words, a chilling tale of one life spiraling into madness--and another gruesomely cut short. Difficult to put down. . . . This is one that I highly recommend. --True Crime Book Reviews on Watch Mommy DieBrisk pacing. . . shocking details. --Publishers Weekly on The Burn FarmIncludes the exclusive confession of Elton Brutus Murphy

Killer Twins

by Michael Benson

They Looked Alikehellip; Robert Bruce Spahalski and Stephen Spahalski were identical twins. Same hair, same eyes, same thirst for blood. Stephen was the first brother to kill-by viciously bashing in storeowner Ronald Ripley's head with a hammer. Acted Alikehellip; Unlike Stephen, Robert didn't stop with just one victim. With the cord of an iron, Robert strangled prostitute Morraine Armstrong while having sex. With his bare hands, he choked his girlfriend Adrian Berger. He brutally bludgeoned to death businessman Charles Grande. Even his friend Vivian Irizarry didn't escape his lurid killing spree. Robert ultimately confessed to the four murders in vivid detail. But police suspected there were many more. And Slaughtered Alikehellip; The twins' twisted story became even more bizarre as the true nature of their sick psyches came to light. In these pages, Robert Spahalski reveals for the first time the horrific details of his life and crimes in a disturbing look at the inner workings of a homicidal mind. . . Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

A Killer's Touch

by Michael Benson

A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN . . . Denise Amber Lee was a 21-year-old happily married mother of two little boys. She had her whole life ahead of her. . . until an intruder broke into her Florida home. Within a few short hours she was savagely terrorized, murdered, and buried naked in a shallow grave near a desolate swamp. A DEPRAVED KILLER . . . Michael King, a 38-year-old out-of-work plumber, was a ticking time bomb. For years, neighbors called the police on King, complaining that, among other things, he'd thrown battery acid in their pool and slashed their tires. Denise's fate was far worse. In a horrifying act of cruelty, King bound her with duct tape, raped her repeatedly, then shot her dead. A TRAGIC FAILURE. . . Incredibly, Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction. Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called, but a slow, inefficient system tragically failed her. As a result, Florida passed the Denise Lee Law, setting voluntary standards for 911 systems. King was sentenced to death. But for Denise and her loving family, it was too late. Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

A Knife in the Heart

by Michael Benson

Difficult to put down . . . This is one that I highly recommend. '- True Crime Book Reviews on Watch Mommy DieDie For LoveSarah Ludemann was new to love. The Pinellas, Florida, 17-year old was a late bloomer. When she fell for a boy she was blind to the world of sex, drugs and drama swirling around her. Soon, Sarah had a bitter enemy in 18-year-old waitress Rachel Wade; both girls were head-over-heels with a cocky two-timer named Joshua Camacho. On a warm spring night, their passions erupted into violence. A knife flashed under the streetlights. When the fight was over one girl was dead and the other charged with murder. In an emotion-packed courtroom the whole story took shape-a troubling tale of conflicting lives, tangled sexual affairs, and the high price of having the right feelings for the wrong guy . . . 'Brisk pacing . . . shocking details. '- Publishers Weekly on The Burn FarmIncludes dramatic photos.

Michael Benson's True Crime Bundle: Watch Mommy Die, A Killer's Touch & A Knife In The Heart

by Michael Benson

In The Hands Of A Sadist. . . First, he bound and beat his girlfriend, a 43-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenaged daughter--warning her, "Scream and I will kill you both"--before knocking her unconscious. When the teenager awoke, he proceded to rape her. And in a final horrifying act of depravity, he forced the girl to watch as he slit her mother's throat. But the killing didn't stop there. . . In The Crosshairs Of A Killer. . . Stephen Stanko was described as "a perfect gentleman" who "seemed so pleasant. . . and so normal. " But behind Stanko's mild-mannered appearance, round spectacles, and quiet intelligence was a coldblooded ex-convict who kept a grisly scrapbook on serial killers--and convinced everyone he was a nice guy--until he killed and killed again. On The Trail Of A Psycho. . . A well-orchestrated manhunt caught up with Stanko, who tried to get away with his crimes by pleading insanity. But the jury saw through his ruse and the ruthless killer was sentenced to death. Case Seen On 48 HoursIncludes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

Mommy Deadliest

by Michael Benson

CASE FEATURED ON 20/20ANTI-FREEZE FOR A HUSBANDIt looked like a suicide. A man's corpse on the bathroom floor--next to a half-empty glass of anti-freeze. But fingerprints on the glass belonged to the deceased's wife, Stacey Castor. And a turkey baster in the garbage had police wondering if she force-fed the toxic fluid down her husband's throat. PILLS FOR A DAUGHTERIn desperation, Stacey concocted a devious plan. She mixed a deadly cocktail of vodka and pills, then served it to her twenty-year-old daughter Ashley. The authorities would find Ashley with a suicide note, confessing to the anti-freeze murder. But Stacey's plan backfired--because Ashley refused to die . . . A KILLER FOR A MOTHERCharged with murdering her second husband--and attempting to kill her oldest daughter--Stacey Castor sparked a media frenzy. But when police dug up her first husband's grave--and found anti-freeze in his body, too--this New York housewife earned a nickname that would follow her all the way to prison. They called her 'The Black Widow. ' And with good reason. Includes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

The United Nations Conspiracy to Destroy America

by Michael Benson

Enemies On American Soil The shocking agenda of an organization more dangerous to America than any terrorist group. Inspired by FDR, funded by the USA, and safely sheltered on America's hallowed soil, the United Nations was conceived as a neutral, global peacekeeping body. Yet, from almost the day of its genesis, the UN betrayed the nation that empowers and protects it, allowing anti-American thieves and tyrants to corrupt its mandate and its operations. In this breathtaking exposé, Michael Benson connects far-flung facets of UN history and policy to illustrate a startling point: America is not only harboring its own worst enemy, it is also financing it with taxpayer dollars, bankrolling its own downfall. Among the revelations in this often terrifying book, Benson shows: How the United Nations is developing its own One World Army, in order to enforce their will on a global scale. How a State Department study specifically proposed giving the UN taxing power and, ultimately, control of the world. How the United Nations called for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the privilege of building a huge trade deficit. How the UN condemns Israel and empowers Hamas and other terrorist groups--the UN's gift to the free world. How the UN embraces America-hating dictators like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi while condemning America's allies. Informed by the historical record and the commentary of America's best conservative thinkers, this book paints a stark portrait of this treacherous cabal that gives neutrality a bad name.

Watch Mommy Die

by Michael Benson

In The Hands Of A Sadist. . . First, he bound and beat his girlfriend, a 43-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenaged daughter--warning her, "Scream and I will kill you both"--before knocking her unconscious. When the teenager awoke, he proceded to rape her. And in a final horrifying act of depravity, he forced the girl to watch as he slit her mother's throat. But the killing didn't stop there. . . In The Crosshairs Of A Killer. . . Stephen Stanko was described as "a perfect gentleman" who "seemed so pleasant. . . and so normal. " But behind Stanko's mild-mannered appearance, round spectacles, and quiet intelligence was a coldblooded ex-convict who kept a grisly scrapbook on serial killers--and convinced everyone he was a nice guy--until he killed and killed again. On The Trail Of A Psycho. . . A well-orchestrated manhunt caught up with Stanko, who tried to get away with his crimes by pleading insanity. But the jury saw through his ruse and the ruthless killer was sentenced to death. Case Seen On 48 HoursIncludes 16 Pages of Shocking Photos

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