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From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century. Now, two of the world's leading cryptozoological investigators provide a globetrotting field guide to when, where, and what kind of mysterious aquatic beasts have gripped the public-and sometimes the scientific-imagination. Filled with comprehensive drawings, classifications, and maps, their book offers an invaluable and unusual resource for the intrepidly curious to investigate these sightings firsthand or to simply enjoy the fascinating accounts that others have given.
Seducing the Demonhas introduced Erica Jong to readers who hadn't been born when Fear of Flyingwas published in 1973. Now one of her finest works of nonfiction -and a New York Timesbestseller-is back in print with a new afterword. In Fear of Fifty, a New York Timesbestseller when first published in 1994, Erica Jong looks to the second half of her life and "goes right to the jugular of the women who lived wildly and vicariously through Fear of Flying" (Publishers Weekly), delivering highly entertaining stories and provocative insights on sex, marriage, aging, feminism, and motherhood. "What Jong calls a midlife memoir is a slice of autobiography that ranks in honesty, self-perception and wisdom with [works by] Simone de Beauvoir and Mary McCarthy," wrote the Sunday Times (U. K. ). "Although Jong's memoir of a Jewish American princess is wittier than either. "
"This serious, compact survey of the war's history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available." (Los Angeles Times) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the "war to end all wars" is with us still. The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than World War II, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans. Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume tailored for the general reader. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with extraordinarily vivid photographs and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield--the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it didn't last. Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned, powerfully written, and soon to be released with a new introduction that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, The First World War remains a landmark of contemporary history.
The most complete and up-to-date estate-planning guide available. . . Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate. In clear and practical lay terms, authors Charles K. Plotnick, L. L. B. , and Stephan R. Leimberg, J. D. , both experts in estate planning, provide readers with invaluable advice, including:# How to raise cash for immediate estate expenses# Dealing with insurance claims# Knowing when to hire a lawyer, an accountant, and a stock broker# Managing real estate# Distributing assetsAnd much more. . .
It is the second stage of human colon-ization--the first age, humanity's initial attempt to people the stars, ended in disaster when it was discovered that Earth's original superluminal drive did permanent genetic damage to all who used it--mutating Earth's far-flung colonists in mind and body. Now, one of Earth's first colonies has given humanity back the stars, but at a high price--a monopoly over all human commerce. And when a satellite in earth's outer orbit is viciously attacked by corporate raiders, an unusual young woman flees to a ship bound for the Up-and-Out. But her narrow escape does not mean safety. For speeding across the galaxy pursued by ruthless, but unknown adversaries, this young woman will discover a secret which is buried deep inside her psyche--a revelation the universe may not be ready to face. . . .
Replacing a social life with a career, bestselling romance novelist Emily Shann has gotten by on a vivid imagination, hiding a shocking secret that not even her publisher suspects--until she's asked to write something that's hotter, sexier, more explicit, and true to life. Emily has nowhere to turn for advice except to her new editor--tall, dark, and handsome Michael Devlin--who's already stirring her fantasies. So is The Channel--a secret network designed to tutor women in the art of sensual delight. Now more willing than ever before, she must convince Devlin to teach her everything he knows. . . if her literary fantasies are finally to become unedited flesh-and-blood reality. .
Molly and Amanda Moore and their friends Shawn, Peichi, and Natasha have the hottest thing going-a cooking business called Dish! The girls have become great cooks and their business is really taking off. But mixing friendship with business is not always an easy recipe to follow! Amanda runs for class president, and the Chef Girls' nemesis, Angie, runs against her. As the campaign heats up, Amanda begins to believe that winning is everything-can her friends bring her back to reality?
Molly and Amanda Moore and their friends Shawn, Peichi, and Natasha have the hottest thing going-a cooking business called Dish! The girls have become great cooks and their business is really taking off. But mixing friendship with business is not always an easy recipe to follow! Summer is over and all of the Chef Girls are back in Brooklyn and back to business-or are they? When Molly throws herself into planning a Charity Harvest fundraiser to benefit a local food bank, she must choose between her new interests and Dish.
Sixth grade is over and each Chef Girl has an amazing summer planned. There's only one problem-all of the girls will be apart for the entire summer. Even Molly and Amanda will be separated-for the first time in their lives-as Amanda heads off to theater camp and Molly spends the summer as a mother's helper. For each girl, it will be a summer of changes and challenges, including the surprising event that will change Molly and Amanda's relationship forever.
The Shadowmancer Returns By G. P. Taylor Can evil ever be destroyed? G. P. Taylor adds a higher definition to fiction in this sequel to Shadowmancer. Kate and Thomas have escaped the sorcerer Demurral and sailed to London with charismatic Jacob Crane. But trouble lies in wait when their ship is seized and they are lured into the darkest heart of the city-- to a street that will change their reality and their lives. Further north, Raphah returns and is joined by the most unlikely companion, Demurral's old crony, Beadle. They join together for a terrifying journey in search of their friends. Along the way, unknown enemies and a shadowy beast disturb and torment them. All paths lead to one place: a cursed street, hidden from the world--a place where souls are lost, fates are decided, and old enemies seek their revenge. About the Author G. P. TAYLOR has spent his life pursuing the secrets of God's universe. He has had a multifaceted career spanning the music industry and law enforcement. Today, he is the former vicar of Cloughton in England and lives near Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, richly steeped in history and folklore.
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the final novel in a dramatic trilogy. Margo, Kate, and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Laura who seemed to have it all - until she lost almost everything and had to begin again . . . Laura Templeton found out the hard way that nothing in life is guaranteed. The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, she had always known comfort, privilege, and security. But by the age of thirty, her storybook marriage had been destroyed by her husband's infidelity. Laura's divorce left her both emotionally and financially devastated - but determined to rebuild her life without the help of the Templeton fortune . . .
Princess Anatopsis Solomon wants to be a knight-errant. But her mother, chairwoman of Amalgamated Witchcraft Corporation, plans for her immortal daughter to take over the family business. The Queen has even hired a new tutor: a demigod named Mr. Pound. But Mr. Pound's plans go far beyond completing Ana's education. He is searching for the mysterious and powerful Os Divinitas. And if he finds it, nothing will survive. A shocking and powerful gift will catapult the Princess into an unlikely quest through the rich worlds of Anatopsis, inhabited by magic immortals, a rebel army, and the last dog in the Universe.
Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it?s hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot? they?re about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she?s gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren?t hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him?is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family? .
A voyage of discoveries, a meeting of two remarkable women, and extraordinary time and place enrich bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's enthralling new novel. From the moment she's struck by lightening as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"-and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior. Nature is a threat, throwing bitter, cold storms and landslips at her. And when she falls in love, it is with an impossible man. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a recent exile from London, who also loves scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy. Ultimately, in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and social prejudice to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, is it a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship.
"Caron provides countless dishy details about her exploits which are sure to entertain film buffs, Caron fans and aspiring actors." -Booklist While still a teenager, Leslie Caron-the daughter of an American mother and French father-was literally plucked from the Ballets des Champs- Elysées to star opposite Gene Kelly in An American in Paris, and went on to become an MGM star and one of the most cherished and admired actresses of our time. Wry, poignant, and unguardedly frank, Thank Heaven (an homage to "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," the song Maurice Chevalier sings about her in Gigi) recounts Caron's unorthodox childhood in France, her string of Hollywood successes and leading men, her very public affair with Warren Beatty, and her later triumph over depression and alcoholism. Both witty and deeply moving, Caron's unsentimental memoir will captivate anyone who loves classic American movies.
Selections from Penguin's authoritative first complete translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead One of the most inspiration and compelling works in world literature; The Tibetan Book of the Dead presents a visionary exploration of both the after-death state and the inner workings of our perceptual states during life. Meditations on Living, Dying, and Loss offers selected extracts from this influential text, focusing on perspectives and insights that are the most relevant to our modern experience of life, death, and loss. Each chapter is prefaced by the editor of the acclaimed unabridged translation, Graham Coleman. Here, in his accessible and moving essays, he illuminates the text's secrets, revealing the immense creativity that deepening out insight into the relationship between living and dying can bring.
Read Todd Wilbur's posts on the Penguin Blog More than 4 million Top Secret Recipes books sold! The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection--the first book since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes, revealing the key ingredients in some of our favorite foods such as Starbucks' Peppermint Brownie, Krispy Kreme's original glazed donuts, Panera Bread's cranberry walnut bagel and Wendy's Garden Sensations Manadarin Chicken Salad. The book will feature 115 new recipes, including 40 previously unpublished recipes such as: *Panera Bread French Onion Soup *Burger King Onion Rings *Chick-Fil-A Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce *McDonald's Cinnamon Melts *Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese *Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette *Popeye's Buttermilk Biscuits. Forget takeout--with these fun recipes and blueprints, all using ingredients you can buy at your local supermarket, you can re-create your favorite restaurant signature dishes right in your own kitchen for a lot less! .
The second novel in the Strange Angels series picks up with Dru neatly tucked away in a Schola that's more like a prison than a secret training facility. Except for one tiny detail . . . she's the only girl in the place and is totally surrounded by tons of cute boys. But a traitor in the Order wants Dru dead and she can't trust anyone except for Graves. Too bad he's being kept busy with a new crew of wulfen teens and doesn't have time for her. As she learns the truth about who she can and can't trust, Dru's only hope may be to save herself - although the one gift that makes her special is draining away, and she doesn't know how to get it back. Will Dru survive long enough to find out who is really after her? Or is she destined for the same fate as her murdered parents? Lili's characters come alive on the page in a way that's visually stunning and she creates the same terrific pace, danger and teen romance as in Strange Angels.
"Brings together the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in an elegant, compelling narrative. A revelatory work. " -Oliver Sacks, M. D. The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It's even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on hiw we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt. .
Normally, Harry loves gym class, and is better than the rest of Room 3B at just about every activity. But he's dreading the newest challenge-the climbing rope-especially since Sid is great at it. At first, Harry isn't even willing to try out the rope. But when a special valentine that Song Lee makes for him goes missing, Harry has to conquer his fears to prove who took it. Will he be able to climb up the rope? Or will his Valentine's Day end horribly?
Adam Glasser, aka successful porn star Seymour Butts, has slept with more than 600 women, on and off camera. Drawing on his extensive experience, Rock Her World covers everything you need to know to give and receive perfect pleasure. With explicit illustrations and riotous anecdotes from Adam's own escapades, it also includes:- sexercises to keep your equipment in top shape for improved performance- eye-opening explanations of a woman's orgasm and female ejaculation- how to handle embarrassing/messy situations- sex toys, anal sex (Adam's favourite subject) and spanking- the truth about erectile dysfunctionRock Her World will educate you about the ins and outs of male and female sexuality and show you how to truly satisfy a woman in fantastic, juicy detail.
Jean Chatzky has been working with viewers of NBC's Today show for a series on how to get out of debt once and for all. Her method, both on TV and in this book, is simple yet powerful: the key is saving just $10 a day that you currently waste. It doesn't sound like much--a movie ticket or lunch for two at McDonald's-- but $10 really can take you from debt to wealth in just a few years. And because it doesn't feel like an impossible goal, people are more likely to stick with Chatzky's plan than an extreme regimen of spending cutbacks. Chatzky is focusing on debt because it's the single biggest threat to our financial health. The average American family has sixteen credit cards and high-rate debt of more than $8000, not even counting car loans and mortgages. They pay more than $1000 a year in interest alone. Debt makes people feel depressed and overwhelmed, leaving them without enough money for the truly important things in life--education, retirement, owning a home, feeling secure. Chatzky, one of America's most popular personal finance experts, writes in down- to- earth, woman-next-door language about how to get started right away, without giving up the things that truly give you pleasure. She offers practical, accessible strategies to help readers find the money to pay off their bills, lower their interest rates, and improve their credit scores. Featuring real-life examples of people featured on her Today show series, Pay It Down can transform debtors into future millionaires. .
JOHN KEATS edited with an introduction by Miriam Chalk This book gathers the most potent passages from Keats together, including the famous 'Odes', the sonnets, the luxuriously sensuous 'Eve of St Agnes', the mysterious and atmospheric 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', and extracts from 'Lamia', Endymion and Hyperion. British Poets Series. Bibliography and notes. John Keats is one of the few British poets who is truly ecstatic and wild. Despite the overly-ornate language, the often awkward phrases ('made sweet moan' in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'), despite the Romantic indulgences and the sometimes sexist views, the often over-simplification of natural and human processes and experiences, and despite the tendency to gush and exaggerate, Keats is one of the few poets who write in English who is truly wild and shamanic. He is the British poet closest to the pure intoxication of Arthur Rimbaud. Keats reaches the pinnacle of British poetry, as W. Jackson Bate, typical among critics, says: 'the language of his greatest poetry has always held an attraction; for there we reach, if only for a brief while, a high plateau where in mastery of phrase he has few equals in English poetry, and only one obvious superior. '
From the senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, a mesmerizing real-time portrayal of September 11th, 2001, why we weren't told the truth, and why our nation is still at risk As one of the primary authors of the 9/11 Commission Report, John Farmer is proud of his and his colleagues' work. Yet he came away from the experience convinced that there was a further story of the September 11th attacks to be told, one he was uniquely qualified to write. Now that shocking story can be told. Tape recordings, transcripts, and contemporaneous records that had been classified have since been declassified, and the inspector general's investigations of government conduct have been completed. Drawing on his knowledge of those sources, as well as his years as an attorney in public and private practice, Farmer reconstructs what happened on September 11th, 2001 and the disastrous circumstances that allowed it: the institutionalized disconnect between what those on the ground knew and what those in power did. He details-terrifyingly and illuminatingly-the key moments in the years, months, weeks, and days that preceded the attacks, then descends almost in real time through the attacks themselves, portraying them as they have never before been seen. Ultimately, Farmer builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version not only is almost entirely untrue but serves to create a false impression of order and American national security. The result is "a major, carefully documented and deeply disturbing book, one that deserves the most serious attention of every American concerned about our future" (Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author). .
Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page. Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she's got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she'll have to watch her back--and neck... This boxed set includes: Dead Until Dark Living Dead in Dallas Club Dead Dead to the World Dead as a Doornail Definitely Dead All Together Dead From Dead to Worse And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever. Watch a QuickTime trailer for the HBO original series True Blood, based on the book.
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