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Killer History

by Clive Gifford

Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say "read" will devour this mega mix of history's grisly stories. From all corners of the globe and dating back to ancient Egypt, this book leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver a glimpse at some of the weirdest traditions, most gruesome methods, craziest causes, and most fascinating facts surrounding death in history. Kids will discover: The ancient Egyptians didn't mummify and bury their dead alone. Oh, no. They also entombed cats, dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and even beetles with their dearly departed. As queen, Marie-Antoinette lost her head for all the fine things France had to offer, and she delighted in them as the country grew poorer and poorer. When the revolution came, she literally lost her head for her frivolity. The guillotine was used for almost 200 years in France. It was the cutting edge of death technology when it was invented in 1792 and stayed in style until 1977. History's most surprising murder weapons The top-ten potent poisons The worst epidemics in history

Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War

by Thomas G. Andrews

This book offers a bold and original perspective on the 1914 Ludlow Massacre and the "Great Coalfield War."

The King James Bible after 400 Years

by Hannibal Hamlin Norman W. Jones

2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. No other book has been as vital to the development of English writing or indeed to the English language itself. This major collection of essays is the most complete one-volume exploration of the King James Bible and its influence to date. The chapters are written by leading scholars from a range of disciplines, who examine the creation of the King James Bible as a work of translation and as a linguistic and literary accomplishment. They consider how it differed from the Bible versions which preceded it, and assess its broad cultural impact and precise literary influence over the centuries of writing which followed, in English and American literature, until today. The story will fascinate readers who approach the King James Bible from the perspectives of literary, linguistic, religious or cultural history.

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

by Charlotte Evans

Often, fact is stranger than fiction. This Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is packed full of fascinating facts and real-life stories about the people, places, and events of the past that have shaped the colorful, but still turbulent world that we know today.

The Kings and Queens of Britain

by John Cannon Anne Hargreaves

This dictionary gives a detailed history of the kings and queens of Britain, ranging from mythical and early pre-conquest rulers to the present House of Windsor. Covering English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs, the entries are ordered in sections, by regions for pre-1066 monarchs, and then by royal lines. Detailed boxed entries give information on themes such as Coronations and Regalia, and on significant royal residences or traditions like Sandringham House and Touching for the King's Evil, while illustrations include images of various monarchs, as well as regional maps and genealogies. With comprehensive coverage of the rulers, their regnal dates, policies, characters, and the roles they played in shaping history, it is an ideal reference for students of European history.

Know It All

by Marsha Kranes Fred Worth Steve Temerius

The Definitive Collection for Die-hard Trivia Buffs (and the Rest of Us Who Think We Know a Thing or Two). 5087 questions and answers on: Language * Art, Comics and Literature * Presidential Trivia * The World * Television and Radio * Sports and Games * War and the Military * America-Past and Present * Religion, The Bible and Mythology * Music and Theater * Science, Nature and Medicine * The Cinema * Food * Business, Advertising and Inventions * Miscellaneous.

Knowledge Power: The Ultimate Quiz Book 1

by Seasons Publishing

This book would be of interest to students preparing for competitive exams, quiz competitions and to the general public of all ages.

Knowledge Power: The Ultimate Quiz Book 2

by Seasons Publishing

This book would be of interest to students preparing for competitive exams, quiz competitions and to the general public of all ages.

Knowledge Power: The Ultimate Quiz Book 3

by Seasons Publishing

This book would be of interest to students preparing for competitive exams, quiz competitions and to the general public of all ages.

Korea - Culture Smart!

by James Hoare

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* do's, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Laboratory Manual for Anatomy & Physiology (Fifth Edition)

by Elaine N. Marieb

This laboratory manual is designed for instructors who teach a two-semester introductory anatomy & physiology course, but do not require the full range of laboratory exercises found in Marieb's best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab Manuals (Cat, Fetal Pig, and Main).

Laboratory Pathology Words and Phrases

by Sally Crenshaw Pitman

Book useful for medical transcriptionists. Includes laboratory terminology, tables of bones, muscles, nerves and more.

Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell (4th Edition)

by David S. Hill

Comprehensive guide provides expert explanation of the rules that govern the legal relations between landlords and tenants. Describes the exceptions to these rules and explores the underlying reasons for them. Reviews the creation, duration, and termination of several types of tenancies; terminating leases before expiration; repairs and improvements; transfers; extensions, renewals, and purchase options; rent and security; and insurance and taxes.

The Landlord's Legal Guide in Illinois

by Diana Brodman Summers Mark Warda

Learn how to manage your tenants, deal with problems, and handle evictions on your own. The Landlord's Legal Guide in Illinois offers clear and easy explanations of Illinois rental property laws. Complete with all the forms you need, as well as a list of resources for Illinois landlords and copies of applicable law, this guide allows you to manage the landlord-tenant relationship from application to eviction and beyond. This book offers detailed information on: - Rental applications - Laws - Residential and commercial property - Security deposits - Pets - Discrimination - Maintenance and property damage - Rent regulation laws - Leases and lease modifications - Liability

Landlords' Rights and Duties in Illinois

by Diana Brodman Summers Mark Warda

This new release is the perfect resource for any residential or commercial landlord. Includes leases, evictions and Illinois-specific law. Learning about your rights and responsibilities could save you a bundle in legal fees!

Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use (2nd edition)

by Ferrell M. Bridwell

Intended to help students, nursery people, landscape architects, educators, and homeowners in accurately identifying and growing an array of mostly typical woody landscape plants. A beginning chapter discusses plant identification and characteristics as well as the functional and aesthetic uses of plants. The remaining chapters present the plants, with one page of text and several passable color photos devoted to each. Information provided includes hardiness zones (mostly USDA zones 5 to 9), dimensions, fruit, texture, growth rate, culture, pest problems, habit, family, leaf and flower characteristics, selections and cultivars in cultivation, and landscape notes. Entries include ground covers; vines; dwarf, medium, and large shrubs; small, medium, and large trees; and grasses, palms, and bamboo.

The Language of Clothes

by Alison Lurie Doris Palca

The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Even before we speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes often express important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes. And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we observe into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue. Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is our savvy guide and interpreter on this tour through the history of fashion. She provides fascinating insights into how changing sex roles, political upheavals, and class structure have influenced costume. Whether she is describing the enormous amount of clothing worn by early Victorian women or illuminating the significance of the long robes worn by aging men throughout history to connote eminence, her analysis is playful, clever, and always on target.

The Language of Medicine (Tenth Edition)

by Davi-Ellen Chabner

Bring medical terminology to life with Davi-Ellen Chabner's bestselling The Language of Medicine, 10th Edition By presenting medical terms within the context of the body's anatomy and physiology, and in health and disease, this proven resource makes it easy to learn a working medical vocabulary built on the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Practical exercises and case studies demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. Add an engaging student Evolve website with medical animations and videos, word games, flash cards, and more, and you'll be ready to communicate confidently in the clinical setting and succeed in your healthcare career.

Latin for All Occasions: Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus

by Henry Beard

Hundreds of everyday English expressions rendered into grammatically accurate, idiomatically correct classical Latin, with pronunciation guide.

Latin for Even More Occasions: Lingua Latina Multo Pluribus Occasionibus

by Henry Beard

More English expressions translated into Latin, including "Please don't squeeze the Charmin", "Erin go bragh" and "Make my day."

Latino Athletes

by Ian C. Friedman

A book about 175 Latinos who have made significant accomplishments in athletics in the U.S. and the world.

Law of Asylum in the United States (2013 Edition)

by Deborah E. Anker

Law of Asylum in the United States is a classic and comprehensive presentation of U.S. asylum law. It describes and interprets applicable U.S. laws, as well as numerous international sources, and provides detailed discussions of all aspects of asylum and refugee law, including: The meaning of well-founded fear and persecution; The five grounds (race, religion, nationality, social group membership, and political opinion); Withholding of removal protection and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Claims based on childhood status and gender-based persecution; When non-state actors can be considered agents of persecution; Asylum eligibility for those fleeing gang violence in their home countries; Elements of proof; Credibility determinations and Recent changes in statutory language enacted with the REAL ID Act.

Leases and Rental Agreements (Tenth Edition)

by Ralph Warner Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary you need. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: - prepare a rental agreement or lease - tailor your documents to meet your needs - make required disclosures to tenants - comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination and more - check tenant references and credit - do a final inspection when a tenant moves out This edition provides updated 50-state information on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more, plus an expanded chart on state disclosure laws.

Lectures In Systematic Theology

by Henry Clarence Thiessen Vernon D. Doerksen

Originally published in 1949 and then revised in 1979, this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology has well served countless students and pastors for more than half a century. Following two introductory chapters delineating the nature, necessity, possibility, and divisions of theology, Henry Clarence Thiessen systematically address a wide range of subjects in eight major sections -- Theism, Bibliology, Theology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology. Also included are two specialized indexes for further study -- an Index of Subjects and an Index of Scriptural References that includes over 4,000 entries.

Left to My Own Devices: Learner Autonomy and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

by Javier E. Díaz-Vera

This book is the result of five years of intensive dedication to teaching innovation and curriculum development and offers a series of studies exploring how mobile technologies in particular, and mobile learning in general, may be used for second language teaching and learning in a wide variety of environments.

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