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Tamar Robinson knows a lot about loss--more than any teenager should. Her younger sisters are dead, her parents are adrift in a sea of grief, and now Tamar is losing her hair. Nevertheless, she navigates her rocky life as best she can, not always with grace, but with her own brand of twisted humor. She joins the chess club with her friend Roy, earns a part in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, buys an awesome wig, lands a crappy job, gets invited to the prom (by three different guys!) and helps her parents re-enter the land of the living. What Tamar lacks in tact (and hair), she makes up for in sheer tenacity.
With the New Perspectives critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will learn basic to advanced features of the Internet from browser basics to finding the best resources on the Web.
Following the critical thinking, problem-solving approach of the New Perspectives Series students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Excel 2007, including the new features of the software. The case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With the New Perspectives Series approach, students understand why they're learning what they're learning, and are better situated to retain skills.
Following the critical thinking, problem-solving approach of the New Perspectives Series learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including the new features of the software. The case-based tutorials challenge learners to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With the New Perspectives Series approach, learners understand why they're learning what they're learning, and are better situated to retain skills.
Following the critical thinking, problem-solving approach of the New Perspectives Series learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Word 2007, including the new features of the software. The case-based tutorials challenge learners to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With the New Perspectives Series approach, learners understand why they?re learning what they?re learning, and are better situated to retain skills.
This book is an indispensable reference for beginning and expert gardeners alike. Completely redesigned and updated, this ninth edition includes a fresh new look, thousands of color photographs, fresh illustrations, and an easy-to-follow format.
This is a student's guide to the great study of the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith.
In this 1994 revised edition of his award-winning book on the Earth's history, Professor van Andel updates and expands his earlier text, drawing on a wealth of new knowledge that has become available in the last decade. This book examines the major changes in the Earth's history - the evolution of the solid Earth, the changing oceans and atmospheres and the progression of life - to render a historical account of the Earth's evolution. Much knowledge was gained in the previous decade, and while little material has been deleted, this new edition has grown to cover the key topics, including a chapter on how we can improve our grasp on geological time. Mindful of the current interest in global change, new sections describe the green-house effect and address its possible future ramifications. In prose that is both concise and compelling, New Views on an Old Planet: A History of Global Change makes Earth history appealing to the general reader. It will serve as an excellent text for introductory courses in the earth and environmental sciences.
NANCY DREW heads for Quebec City to investigate sabotage on the set of the romantic TV thriller Dangerous Loves. But the action behind the scenes is far more chilling than anything on camera. Somebody is secretly determined to turn the film into a flop. The movie title adds an ominous twist to the case when Bess falls for its very attractive star -- one of Nancy's prime suspects! Meanwhile... FRANK and JOE HARDY are also in Quebec for the Winter Carnival's spectacular auto iceracing event. But they soon find themselves in a race of their own -- to catch a murderer! Racing champ Andre Junot has turned up dead. At the same time a photographer from the movie set has turned up missing. Nancy, Frank, and Joe form a single resolution: infiltrate the criminal conspiracy.
New York Chemistry: Matter and Change is a comprehensive course of study designed for a first-year high school chemistry curriculum, this program incorporates features for strong math support and problem-solving development. New features include content organized around Themes, Big Ideas, and Main Ideas, promoting student comprehension and testing success; more assessment options than ever; Dinah Zike's FOLDABLES, three-dimensional graphic organizers that help students grasp information for review and retention; the latest in Glencoe classroom technology, and much more!
From Amazon.com: School's back in session, and evil is in the curriculum: Judd and Vicki's old school has just been renamed Nicolae Carpathia High after the UN's new secretary-general, whom scripture-guru Bruce declares is the Antichrist and who has already begun planning a one-world government, religion, and currency. Our four heroes, recovering from the chaos of the Rapture just weeks ago (starting with The Vanishings, the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), are brushing up on Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation, preparing to help in the last-minute "soul harvest" prophesied for the end-times. But it won't be easy, because the faculty is confiscating Bibles and citing separation of church and state to put a lid on the truth. The Young Tribulation Force has to get creative to spread the Good News.
Some teenagers on Fear Street sneak out at night to play pranks. But then Diane's boy friend Lenny wants revenge on a teacher, and the pranks get out of hand.
Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this epic trilogy from an acclaimed fantasy writer. When Mio steals the family's katana - a priceless ancestral sword - from her parents' attic, she just wants to spice up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is much more than some dusty antique and her actions unleash a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. Soon Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, appears to protect Mio - and threatens to steal her heart. With the gods and monsters of Japanese myth stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe, and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life . . . but the love of a lifetime.
From inside the book: A FEROCIOUS, wolf-like creature appears during the night of the full moon in a small Adirondack town, attacking livestock and scaring many of the residents. John Tabor, a young man with a history of werewolves in his family line, is suspect. Frank and Joe Hardy are hired to clear the young man's name. At the same time, Fenton Hardy requests his sons' help on a case of industrial sabotage. The Hardy Boys, with the assistance of Chet Morton, tackle their assignments with gusto and find themselves face to face with danger wherever they go. Joe barely escapes a horrible death as the young detectives battle their unscrupulous enemies before finally solving this exciting and hair-raising mystery.
Ever since he watched his little brother drown last summer, Dylan has felt like he's losing it. He can't shake the nightmares that plague him--dreams from which he wakes up screaming every night. Dylan takes a summer job at a remote wilderness hotel, hoping to leave his problems behind. But when he volunteers to help close up the resort for the winter, things only get worse. Edward, the hotel manager, seems to be out to get him. A freak snowstorm blocks the road to the resort, leaving them trapped for days. And Dylan keeps seeing a ghost that might be trying to send him a message--or maybe Dylan really is going crazy this time.
Nancy Drew is in New Orleans to celebrate the opening of an ultra-chic Creole restaurant. Frank and Joe Hardy have come to New Orleans to investigate the theft of half a million dollars from a riverboat casino--and the prime suspect is Remy Maspero! Passions are running high in the case, and they're about to run even higher when murder is added to the mix.
Scraping by in classes, hanging out with his best friend Charlie, and trying to get a date with Lara Hanover, the prettiest girl in school-that was Nick Robbins' life. Survival was the last thing on his mind. Then, a strange cloud appeared over the city. A cloud that kept growing. The darkness on the horizon consumed the light around it. And Nick's dad, a Department of Defense energy physicist, might have something to do with it. Soon, it became clear that the world Nick knew would never be the same. Now, night is never-ending. The temperature is falling as heat leaves the world. Plants and animals are dying and people are turning into predators waiting for any small advantage. But Nick is determined not to disappear like the fading light. Desperate to glimpse a familiar face in the shadows, Nick races to find his friends-and the one clue that's his glimmer of hope.
Celia Lytton, strong-willed, tough and courageous, moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions - with the most far-reaching consequences for everyone. For her husband, Oliver, head of the great family publishing house of Lyttons; for Sylvia Miller, whose life of relentless poverty is transformed by Celia's intrusion; for Oliver's daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and for Sebastian Brooke, with whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all.
For the first time since his sister's death, Nicholas Morrow seems almost happy again; he has fallen in love with a mysterious girl named Barbara. But the twins uncover clues to Barbara's past that point to murder. Is Barbara really who she seems to be?
The uptown girls are headed downtown as Serena and Jenny take on their new fabulous roles as rock-star model girlfriends of New York's hottest band, The Raves. Meanwhile, Dan is to busy drowning his sorrows in empty bottles to notice a mysterious French beauty who has a penchant for dirty, Jim Morrison-wannabe lead singers. Blair takes residence at the Plaza to think about her future. Will she become a gun-toting international spy or Manhattan's snobbiest society hostess? Decisions are so difficult! Sounds like everyone needs a day off at the spa. And Senior Spa Day promises to serve up further doses of scandal for New York's busiest private-school vixens.
As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face? It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper. She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path? Written in lively, artful prose, award-winning author Justina Chen Headley has woven together a powerful novel about a fractured family, falling in love, travel, and the meaning of true beauty.
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The Norton Reader began as an attempt to introduce students to the essay as a genre, and to create an anthology of excellent nonfiction writing. This new edition offers a wide selection of essays on a broad range of subjects--from Jhumpa Lahiri recalling the town in Rhode Island where she grew up to Peter Singer contemplating how much billionaires should give, to Rita Dove meditating on her religious heritage.
The shorter tenth edition of The Norton Reader happily blends the new and the old. It includes twenty-four new essays by twenty-three new authors. New annotations and study questions appear with many of the essays, whether old or new. The tenth edition also includes many favorite, now canonical essays: Joan Didion's "On Keeping a Notebook," George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant," Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own"--to name only a few.
With 71 readings (half new to this edition), well-written writing instruction (including templates to help students get started), and new navigation features that make it very easy to use, The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged reader that practices what it preaches about good writing.
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