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Join travel writer and true Nashvillian Margaret Littman for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Tennessee has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience.Moon Tennessee tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Sample authentic Southern cuisine like barbecue and hot chicken, visit historical sites like Civil War memorials, and explore the great outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains. Along with itineraries to Nashville, Memphis, and the Smokies, Littman includes tips on the best places to see live music in the state that is the cradle of country music and the birthplace of the blues.With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring more of the South? Try Moon North Carolina, Moon South Carolina, Moon Memphis, or Moon Nashville.Road-tripping through the area? Check out Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip.
<A Love Letter to the Planet is part of the Parallax Press Moments series of short ebooks. It is a passionate appeal from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for ecological mindfulness and strengthening our relationship to the Earth.
The first in a scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz's seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless.Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer's lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can't shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He's longed for this passion all his life--he just never dreamed he'd find it with another man.Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn't need. Spotlights aren't made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing.Though Ansel tries to pretend that what's between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there's something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel's world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you'd be a fool to let it go.This book is approximately 82,000 words
Rio has spent years preparing to host the world during the Olympic games--but they didn't prepare for this...Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--home to beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, stunning natural beauty, and the world's largest Carnival celebration--knows how to throw a party. So it's a natural choice to host the biggest spectacles in sports--the World Cup and the Olympics. To ensure that the games go off without a hitch, the organizers turn to Jack Morgan, the unflappable head of the renowned international security and consulting firm Private. But when events are this exclusive, someone's bound to get left off the guest list.Two years after the action nearly spilled from the field to the stands during soccer's championship match, Jack is back in Rio for the Olympics. But before the cauldron is even lit, the only thing more intense than the competition is the security risks. When prominent clients he's supposed to be protecting disappear, and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets, Jack is drawn deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld populated by disaffected residents trying to crash the world's biggest party. As the opening ceremonies near, with the world watching in horror, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a threat that could decimate Rio and turn the games from a joyous celebration into a deadly spectacle.
Build your students' subject knowledge and cross-disciplinary enquiry skills with this modern, topic-based approach, brought to life through clear explanations and skills-focused activities that are tailored to the new assessment requirements; produced by one of the leading Geography publishers and OCR's Publishing Partner for Geography.- Maps the content against the reformed specification, providing an easy-to-follow teaching pathway designed by an author team of experienced teachers and examiners- Equips students with the subject knowledge and up-to-date case study examples they need to maximise their potential, with opportunities to undertake developmental activities for each topic- Offers you a whole-class solution to teaching the non-tiered papers with extension activities to stretch high achievers and scaffolded questions that support lower ability students- Embeds a focus on mathematical and statistical skills throughout by including opportunities to analyse a range of maps, graphs, GIS material and data sources- Prepares students to approach assessment confidently with practice questions of varying difficulty and handy tips for successfully answering enquiry questions- Highlights possible fieldwork projects and contains guidance on carrying out fieldwork, making it easier to integrate practical and theoretical learning
Help your students develop enquiring minds as they learn the geographical knowledge and skills they need through the enquiries of the new OCR B specification which include and up-to-date case studies, a wide range of activities and exam-style questions developed to support and stretch students of all abilities.- Supports students of all abilities through differentiated activities including scaffolded questions and extension questions.- Highlights opportunities for fieldwork throughout the book, and includes guidance on carrying out fieldwork.- Develops students' geographical skills including activities and clear explanations of how to use mathematical and statistical skills.- Helps students gain confidence for the exam with a variety of exam-style practice questions at different levels, with tips on how to approach them.
The only resource for RMPS at CFE Higher level, by a bestselling author and expert in the field.Joe Walker's new full colour book provides comprehensive coverage of the newly designed CFE Higher in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, but is also ideal for students across Scotland studying key topic areas in Morality and Belief as part of the broad general education and the senior phase of RME. The book:Offers lively, accessible and engaging style with appropriate humour that reflects real-life situations and moral issuesHighlights the importance of dealing with varieties of belief within religious traditionsDeals with up-to-date contemporary and topical issues in a highly practical manner
Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie LindonLinking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Safeguarding and Child Protection provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes.· Includes detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter· 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role.- Provides an essential practical toolkit for anyone who works with children.
Engage your students in all aspects of food and nutrition with this book that will develop their knowledge and understanding, improve their practical food preparation and cooking skills and prepare them for assessment of the new WJEC EDUQAS Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.- Ensures your students understand subject content with accessible explanations of all concepts, including simple definitions of key words- Develops cooking and food preparation skills with engaging and cost-effective practical activities throughout- Differentiates with stretch and challenge activities to ensure progression and to challenge more able learners- Includes extensive guidance on the Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action non-examination assessment tasks- Prepares students for the written exam with exam preparation advice and practice questions with worked answers, mark schemes and commentary
Engage your students in all aspects of food and nutrition, improve their practical food preparation skills and prepare them for assessment with this book written specifically for the new WJEC Food and Nutrition GCSE for Wales.This book is endorsed by WJEC.- Ensures your students understand the subject content with accessible explanations of all concepts, including simple definitions of key words- Develops cooking and food preparation skills with engaging and cost-effective practical activities throughout- Differentiates with stretch and challenge activities to ensure progression and to challenge more able learners- Includes extensive guidance on the Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action non-examination assessment tasks- Prepares students for the written exam with exam preparation advice and practice questions with worked answers, mark schemes and commentary
Wedded bliss or marriage misery? Forever simply doesn't have the right ring to it for these ten couples . . . until love unexpectedly leads them strolling down the aisle. With tuxes and trains, turmoil and tenderness, this collection is just in time for readers ready to tie the knot.Holiday Wedding: Weddings are bad luck for Drew Cannon. After being dumped by his own fiancée a year ago, he retreated to Tokyo to throw himself into the family toy-making business. Now he's returned home for the holidays and is forced to team up with his ex to plan last-minute nuptials for his twin brother. Will working together mend and reunite their broken hearts?The Confection Connection: Baker Carly Piper's only way to save her bakery is to partner with her rival from a TV reality show to produce a wedding cake for a wealthy bride. Is this a half-baked proposal, or will love be the icing on the cake?Battling the Best Man: Dr. Kory Flemming can't say no to returning home for her best friend's wedding. Trouble is, Will Mitchell, the only man smart enough to keep pace with Kory in high school, is the best man, and he's up to his usual flirtatious tricks. Can they set aside their rocky past to make a new future together?Bride by the Book: Small-town Arkansas attorney Garner Holt badly needs an assistant to sort out his cluttered office, but he didn't expect a super-secretary like Miss Angelina Brownwood. She's perfect until an online search reveals a flaw: Angelina isn't a secretary. But does her secret mean he can't make this unique woman his for life?An Inconvenient Love: To expand his real estate business, Luca Castellioni needs an English-speaking secretary and a wife, so he strikes a bargain with pretty stranger Sophia Stevens. She's fascinating, and soon he wants more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his new wife has reconstructed her own life without him.Naked Truth: Special Agent Jack Boudreaux is a man who's always looking for a good time - no strings attached - and what better place for a pick up than a wedding? That's fine with Kennedy St. George, whose ex-husband burned her emotionally and financially. But when Jack's FBI assignment sends him undercover at a male strip club in her city, their one-night stand becomes an affair that distracts him from his job and puts their hearts - and Kennedy's life - in danger.The Bull Rider's Manager: No one knows how tough it is to manage a rodeo rider's career like Barb Carico, who simply wants a break before she has a breakdown. But when she indulges in a little Las Vegas R&R with sponsor Hunter Martin, things spin out of control and the duo winds up married. They plan to annul this marriage mistake ASAP, but an unexpected complication finds Hunter bargaining for more time with his new bride.Just for the Weekend: Multimillionaire Sam Mason is sick of gold diggers. When he meets role-playing kindergarten teacher Cleo James at a sci-fi convention in Vegas, she seems like the real thing. Then - surprise! - he wakes up married to this sexy stranger . . . only to find Cleo has vanished. Is he looking for a swindler or the love of his life?Hiding Places: Mona Smith is on the run to avoid getting mixed up in some dirty business with a drug kingpin. Linc Dray needs to produce a marriage certificate to secure the farm he inherited from his grandfather. It's the perfect deal, but what are they going to do about the inconvenient emotions invading their marriage of convenience?The Bride's Curse: Three brides return a gorgeous vintage wedding dress to Kelly Andrew's Wedding Bliss store, claiming it's cursed, which is definitely bad for business. Then Brett Atwell, the handsome nephew of the dress's original owner, gets involved, and a mischievous spirit sends the two of them on a goose chase for a groom who went missing decades ago. Will love get its due at long last?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in Indiaby Sanjay K. Gautam
The Kamasutra is best known in the West for its scandalous celebration of unbridled sensuality. Yet, there is much, much more to it; embedded in the text is a vision of the city founded on art and aesthetic pleasure. In Foucault and the "Kamasutra", Sanjay K. Gautam lays out the nature and origin of this iconic Indian text and engages in the first serious reading of its relationship with Foucault. Gautam shows how closely intertwined the history of erotics in Indian culture is with the history of theater-aesthetics grounded in the discourse of love, and Foucault provides the framework for opening up an intellectual horizon of Indian thought. To do this, Gautam looks to the history of three inglorious characters in classical India: the courtesan and her two closest male companions--her patron, the dandy consort; and her teacher and advisor, the dandy guru. Foucault's distinction between erotic arts and the science of sexuality drives Gautam's exploration of the courtesan as a symbol of both sexual-erotic and aesthetic pleasure. In the end, by entwining together Foucault's works on the history of sexuality in the West and the classical Indian texts on eros, Gautam transforms our understanding of both, even as he opens up new ways of investigating erotics, aesthetics, gender relations, and subjectivity.
For generations Islamic and Western intellectuals and policymakers have debated Islam's compatibility with democratic government, usually with few solid conclusions. But where--Brandon Kendhammer asks in this book--have the voices of ordinary, working-class Muslims been in this conversation? Doesn't the fate of democracy rest in their hands? Visiting with community members in northern Nigeria, he tells the complex story of the stunning return of democracy to a country that has also embraced Shariah law and endured the radical religious terrorism of Boko Haram. Kendhammer argues that despite Nigeria's struggles with jihadist insurgency, its recent history is really one of tenuous and fragile reconciliation between mass democratic aspirations and concerted popular efforts to preserve Islamic values in government and law. Combining an innovative analysis of Nigeria's Islamic and political history with visits to the living rooms of working families, he sketches how this reconciliation has been constructed in the conversations, debates, and everyday experiences of Nigerian Muslims. In doing so, he uncovers valuable new lessons--ones rooted in the real politics of ordinary life--for how democracy might work alongside the legal recognition of Islamic values, a question that extends far beyond Nigeria and into the Muslim world at large.
Santa Margarita de Cortona was founded in 1775 as part of the original Spanish mission system. Its asistencia, in fact, has been considered a lost mission. Santa Margarita Ranch was later founded from a Mexican land grant. In 1889, the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with its terminus in Santa Margarita, created a boomtown with dance halls, blacksmiths, hotels, pool halls, saloons, and a jail. And with the popularity of auto travel half a century later, Santa Margarita was once again revitalized with garages, gas stations, motor inns, restaurants, and bars. It fell into a deep sleep, however, as Highway 101 bypassed the town in the mid-1950s. Landlocked by the 17,000-plus-acre Santa Margarita Ranch, the town has remained frozen in time until recently.
By 1832, when Buffalo was incorporated as a city, the East Side represented a vast forested area and farmland cut with the beginnings of the major arterials of Genesee, Sycamore, Broadway, William, Clinton, and Seneca. These streets were laid out in 1826 and represented the seeds of the East Side's explosive growth. Along these radial thoroughfares, the development of railroads and the Buffalo Belt Line, constructed in 1883, created a semicircle pattern that outlined the East Side. Industries began sprouting up, eager to use their proximity to the belt line to transport wares all over the country. Immigrants from Germany, Poland, and Ireland, along with African Americans from northern and southern states, began establishing their lives around these industries. Access to land, water, roads, and rail lines and eager immigrants and natives looking for work led to the development of Buffalo's East Side industry, an immensely diverse industrial base and workforce.
It is hard to imagine a version of Cranberry Township that was comprised of lush forests, gently rolling hills, and cascading waves of open fields. For the settlers who arrived here in the late 1700s, it was an Eden of abundant opportunity--tranquility that proved irresistible. They purchased hundreds of acres, built self-sustaining farms, and planted their roots. These pioneers had names like Graham, Garvin, Duncan, Meeder, Rowan, and Goehring, and many of their descendants still remain. While its name pays homage to the marshy bogs that produced succulent cranberries, its heritage is rooted in humble beginnings that remained largely untouched for centuries. Only with the dawn of an expanding highway system beginning in the 1950s did Cranberry Township begin its rapid transformation from farm community to suburban hot spot.
Great Sodus Bay graces the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Known as Bay of the Cayugas to early French explorers and Assorodus (Silvery Waters) to Native American Indians, Sodus Bay is bountiful in beauty and history. Host to many creative souls, entrepreneurs, and seekers of nature, relaxation, and recreation, Great Sodus Bay has captured the hearts of all who visit. The images in this volume provide a tour of the communities and commercial developments, as well as historic lighthouses, vintage boats, and architecture. Take a nostalgic look at Great Sodus Bay from 1890 to 1930--an era of newfound popularity as Sodus Bay developed into a destination resort.
Irving, Texas, was founded in 1903 by two eager individuals, J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown, of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway Company. Beginning as an agrarian area of farmland, cotton, and cattle, Irving grew to include industrial facilities while persevering through the financial difficulties resulting from the Civil War and the two world wars. Irving maintained its growth when other cities in the United States could not. Schulze and Brown recognized the importance of utilizing both agricultural and industrial resources in creating and sustaining a successful city. Remnants of early communities, such as Bear Creek, Elm, Estelle, Kit, Sowers, Twin Wells, and Union Bower, can still be identified. Situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving is a robust and thriving city that has greatly contributed to the creation and preservation of Texas history.
The quaint, one-room schoolhouse of the untamed frontier looms large in the collective image of the American West. The stories that surround these schoolhouses have become embedded in the nation's cultural memory: the hardships of having to walk miles to and from school, the often cramped quarters within, and the harsh lessons learned at the hand--or ruler--of the teacher. More often than not, these stories are told with a sense of nostalgia for the bygone era of rural education. This book explores the myths and realities of these iconic buildings in one rural county in California. Although this volume focuses on just a single region, the important role these schools played in the lives of those they served (or did not serve) speaks to the wider influence of schools and education throughout early California.
The community of Oak Cliff is one of progress and transformation, experiencing a "rebirth" over the last few decades. Covering approximately one fourth of Dallas County, Oak Cliff has become one of the most ethnically diverse and culturally opulent neighborhoods in the state of Texas. From the events surrounding the death of Pres. John F. Kennedy to the demographic shifts over the last 40 to 50 years, Oak Cliff has become a symbol of inimitability, re-establishing its image as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the United States.
K. Vale delivers a hot read in Balancing Act: Greg Dwyer and Kyrie Li are living the glorious couple life in New York City. Or are they? When struggling actor Kyrie lands a modeling job, he's ecstatic to have extra cash to spend on his best-friend-turned-boyfriend.Of course, Greg is suspicious Anders Berglund, the gorgeous and androgynous Swedish cover model the designers love to pair with Kyrie, is after his man. And maybe Kyrie encourages a growing closeness with the guy?Greg is probably to blame if Kyrie is drawn to the openly gay and seriously beautiful Andy. With Andy, Kyrie can be himself, as loud and proud as he's always been. But Greg's sexuality stays firmly locked in the closest except when he's with Kyrie's supportive family or alone with the man he loves.To make matters worse, Greg's out-of-touch mom meets with financial ruin and moves in with the couple, forcing him into the closet in his own home. Can Greg find a way to stand up to Mommy Dearest and win back a love he fought so hard to reach? He discovers the road to pride begins at home and with accepting oneself first. Otherwise, it's just a dead-end street. Book 4 in the Shooting Stars series.
Cat Cross has had it with relationships. Her ex-fiancé destroyed her childish dreams of happily ever after when she caught him banging a high-society tramp in their bed. She should have known. Men are only good for one thing, and that's not opening jars. Determined to keep her sex life casual, she refuses to mix emotion with physical pleasure. No man is worth the risk of another broken heart. Not even the hotter than hell fireman Stan Morrison.For months, Cat has resisted Stan's sexy charm and good looks. He's a temptation she can't afford to entertain. But after a few drinks and one night of incredible sex, she's agreed to an exclusive friends-with-benefits agreement with the one man able to set fire to her frozen heart.Stan's had his fill of casual sex. He's ready to settle down, and there's no better place to take root than his hometown of Heart Falls. Unfortunately, the girl he has his sights on would rather leap into a fiery pit than be tied to any one man. Knowing she's hesitant to consent to anything permanent, he agrees to her non-relationship contract, planning to convince her he's worth the risk.With their sexual agreement set, Cat is confident she'll be able to satisfy her libido while keeping her emotions in check. Stan is determined to pleasure her body and win her heart. Love was never part of the deal and is strictly against the rules. But as everyone knows, rules were meant to be broken, and Stan intends to rip apart every last one of them. Morrison on My Mind, a spicy tale about taking chances and finding love, offers the perfect blend of romance and fun.
As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don't realize he knows firsthand there's more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe's life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe's vision has been washed away. When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and Owen realizes he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is reacclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he's out of his element in the world of reality television.
A Survivor StoryAaron Downing worshiped his mother. She saved his life. She did everything for him. But Anthony Downing has a different perspective. He sees the woman who tossed him into a basement for eight long years and forgot he existed. When Anthony decides he's done being invisible, he packs up and heads for Detroit to stay with his Internet friend Jay, but fate intervenes. Brendan Mears lost everything the day the man with a gun came into his father's store. Now, he's tethered to a business he can't manage and a brother who resents him. Different in all the ways that matter, Anthony and Brendan struggle to overcome their psychological obstacles, until a crushing betrayal sends them running for cover and each other.