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Edge of Flight is the toughest rock-climbing route Vanisha has ever faced. She has one last chance to conquer it before she moves to Vermont to start university. University is a sore point for Vanisha, who yearns for a career in the outdoors but feels pressured by her mother to earn an academic degree. Trying to put school out of her mind, she heads to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with her buddies Rusty and Jeb for a final weekend of climbing and camping. Deep in the woods, they stumble on an illegal marijuana plantation, and the gang of bikers who guard it. When Jeb is shot by the bikers, Vanisha alone must get help-and to do so, she must climb Edge of Flight. As she confronts her insecurities on the cliff face and in the woods, Vanisha gains a new resolve and the self-confidence to choose her own path in life.
Christina and her cousin Will have escaped their childhood home, Flambards, and gone to London to fulfill Will's ambition to design and pilot airplanes. Caught up in the events surrounding the onset of World War I, they discover that ambition doesn't equal success, and that the highs of one day can be followed by the depths of despair in the next. English rather than U.S. vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
This textbook shows high school students how to read and understand all types of literature.
Everything sixteen-year-old Simon Fitzroy-Hunt loves is in England. There's his school, his boyfriend, his cat, and especially Oxford University, which Simon plans to attend just as his beloved late father planned. But all of Simon's certainties come crashing down when his mother remarries and drags him to Boston with her.Furious and unforgiving, Simon finds plenty to resent in America. His stepsister, Persie, is overindulged by her father and struggling with Asperger syndrome. And Simon's school project--coaching a young student for the national Spelling Bee--hits a complication when eleven-year-old Toby makes a confession: there's a girl trapped inside his body, and her name is Kay. Helping Kay find her way begins changing Simon too, opening him to different perspectives, revealing a strength that's gone untapped until now. And as the life he's known, and the future he envisioned, slips further away each day, he realizes he can either lose his direction entirely, or forge a new--and perhaps even better--path. . .Praise for the novels of Robin Reardon"Real and honest." --VOYA on The Revelations of Jude Connor"Mesmerizing. . ..A rare book that will appeal to young adults and adult readers alike." --Publishers Weekly on The Evolution of Ethan Poe
In this stunning follow-up to Thoughtless, Kellan and his band embark on a tour that will propel them to national fame, but can Kiera trust her charismatic, sexy man to be faithful from so far away?After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she'd made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera's love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.
Insightful and fun, this collection of poetry captures the essence of the African American experience for young people.
Poor Sabrina! She breaks a mirror and prepares herself for seven years of bad luck...until the Quizmaster tells her otherwise. Witches get seven days of bad luck-right now! "Well, how bad could that be?" Sabrina wonders. But soon Sabrina realizes this week, of all weeks, is not going to be what she expected. Something else is at work here...something bigger than herself, her family...and her magic! Eight short stories-a different disaster each day! -by bestselling Sabrina, the Teenage Witch authors.
Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.Darkness falls...despair abounds...evil reigns... Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn't know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle-one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king's dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Praise for Eragon: "Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that's sure to flourish." -Booklist, Starred "Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut." -People "The new 'It' book of children's lit." -U.S. News & World Report "An auspicious beginning to both career and series." -Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense SelectionFrom the Hardcover edition.
#1 New York Times Best Seller! "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book. "-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013
Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.
What is St. Elmo's Fire? How does a steam turbine generate electricity? Which scientist developed the first battery? Electrical Circuits and Currents takes a look at how electricity works, and the forms that it takes. You will learn about electrical charges, series and parallel circuits, and materials that conduct electricity. You will even discover how to create your own schematic diagrams of electrical circuits! Wire it up and enter the always fascinating world of electrical circuits and currents! Sci-Hi is a visually stimulating series that takes learning science core curriculum to a whole new level! Each title in the series explores an area of life, physical, or earth science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive. Topics include everything from chemical reactions to cell function and specialization. Features of the series include high-interest spreads, fantastic photos and artwork, science activities and projects, quizzes, reviews, timelines, and two or more pages of glossary words and further information. Book jacket.
This introduction to basic wiring centers on the planning of a typical commercial electrical installation, demonstrating how the load requirements are converted into branch-circuit, then into feeders, and finally into the building's main electrical service. Ten plan sheets are provided. The eleventh edition of the textbook adds a comparison of armored cable to metal clad cable. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring Industrial guides readers step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building, making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, the book begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service, power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2008 National Electrical Code throughout the book shows readers how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.
This text covers the rules of the National Electric Code (NEC) as they apply to the installation of wiring in a house. The first seven chapters cover basic electrical code requirements. Topics include, for example, safety when working with electricity, construction symbols, connecting switches and receptacles, ground-fault circuit-interrupters and surge suppressers. The remainder of the text is devoted to a description of the wiring of an actual house. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Textbook on the fundamentals for technical school students. No bibliography.
Textbook on the fundamentals for technical school students. No bibliography.
Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 4th Edition is a shorter version of Allan Bluman's popular text Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 6th edition. This softcover edition includes all the features of the longer book, but is designed for a course in which the time available limits the number of topics covered. The book is written for general beginning statistics courses with a basic algebra prerequisite. The book use a non-theoretical approach, explaining concepts intuitively and teaching problem solving through worked examples step-by-step.
This book presents a fundamental approach to the teaching and learning of language.
Elements of Literature Kentucky Edition has standards are separated into five categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening/Observing, Inquiry, and Technology as Communication. At the Elements of Literature Internet site, you can read texts by professional writers and learn the inside stories behind your favorite authors. You can also build your word power and analyze messages in the media.
Elements Of Literature Second Course PA Edition provides reading test measures and your understanding of nonfictional and fictional passages. You will find multiple-choice questions following each passage. All of the multiple-choice questions have one correct response for you to select from four possible answers. The questions measure your understanding of the passage's structure, content, purpose, and vocabulary.
Eleventh grade at Bathory High is draining Vladimir Tod. Joss, a professional vampire slayer and Vlad's former friend, has moved back to town. The powerful vampire Dorian has an overwhelming desire to drink Vlad's blood. And his arch enemy, D'Ablo, has brought Vlad's Uncle Otis to trial for crimes against vampires. So much for dating; when the tables turn on Vlad, he has just enough time to return to Bathory for his final good-byes . . .
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