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Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

by Jeff Vandermeer

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one anotioner, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.<P><P> They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.<P> Nebula Award Winner

Come, Let Me Guide You

by Susan Krieger

Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten-year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, a book about facing life's challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues--those deeply felt signals--that can help guide the way. It is also, more broadly, about the importance of intimate connection in human-animal relationships, academic work, and personal life. In her previous book, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side, Krieger focused on her first two years with Teela, her lively Golden Retriever-Yellow Labrador. Come, Let Me Guide You continues the narrative, beginning at the moment the author must confront Teela's retirement and then reflecting on the entire span of their relationship. These emotionally moving stories offer the reader personal entrée into a life of increasing pleasure and insight as Krieger describes how her relationship with her guide dog has had far-reaching effects, not only on her abilities to navigate the world while blind, but also on her writing and teaching, her ability to face loss, and her sense of self. Come, Let Me Guide You is an invaluable contribution to the literature on human-animal communication and on the guide-dog-human experience, as well as to disability and feminist ethnographic studies. It shows how a relationship with a guide dog is unique among bonds, for it rests upon highly regulated connections yet touches deep emotional chords. For Krieger, those chords have resulted in these memorable stories, often humorous and playful, always instructive, and generative of broader insight.

Same Sun Here

by Silas House Neela Vaswani

Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City's Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner's son. As Meena's family studies for citizenship exams and River's town faces devastating mountaintop removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences. With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun.

What's Next: Essays on Geopolitics That Matter

by Ian Bremmer Douglas Rediker

From the world's leading experts on geopolitical risk, a guide to the major global issues and policies sure to dominate headlines in the next few years.<P><P> In the last four years, the world has suffered a financial market meltdown and subsequent global recession. The eurozone crisis looms, the Middle East is in turmoil, and a shifting power balance between emerging markets and developed economies is reordering the global economy as a whole. Political and economic challenges intertwine now more than ever before, as the demands of local politics and global business grow increasingly complex and begin to conflict in new ways. Facing these new challenges, what will the future hold? <P>Ian Bremmer and Douglas Rediker, together with experts, analysts, and many of their colleagues from the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk, analyze these global issues and provide a template to understand how they will change our world in the next few years. Focusing on the most volatile, powerful, or misunderstood developments, the authors examine, among other topics: The risks to the International Monetary Fund Russia's future The roles of emerging markets <P>The political roots of the eurozone crisis Important trends and tensions in Asia-Pacific The rise of regionalism in the wake of fracturing international governance Most importantly, the contributors provide guidance on how to understand some of the key dynamics in the rapidly evolving global game.

Water Dance

by Thomas Locker

Travel with author-illustrator Thomas Locker and follow our planet's most precious resource--water--on its daily journey through our world.

Mckeachie's Teaching Tips (Fourteenth Edition)

by Wilbert Mckeachie Marilla Svinicki

This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a "set of recipes" to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning.

Opposing Viewpoints in American History, Volume 1: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction

by John C. Chalberg

This unique two-volume set combines selected pairs of documents from Greenhaven's Opposing Viewpoints: American History Series with other carefully chosen primary source viewpoints to explore the rich history of disputation that has formed and informed American history. The books thus provide a comprehensive reference tool for exploring America's past.

What to Do When You're Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year

by Natalie Diaz

What to Do When You're Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more.<P><P> The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches.

What Remains of Heaven (Sebastian St. #5)

by C. S. Harris

London 1812. When the controversial reform-minded Bishop of London is found bludgeoned to death in an ancient crypt beside the corpse of an unidentified man murdered decades before, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, reluctantly agrees to investigate.<P><P> As his search for the killer leads him from the back alleys of Smithfield to the power corridors of Whitehall, Sebastian must confront the well-guarded secrets of his own family's past-and a devastating truth that could ultimately force him to question who-and what-he really is.

What Nurses Know and Doctors Don't Have Time to Tell You

by Pat Carroll

This comprehensive, accessible home reference guide addresses a wide range of health concerns-as only a nurse who knows the inside story on healthcare can. <P><P>From headaches to ankle sprains, asthma to zinc remedies, this authoritative resource reveals what everyone needs to know in order to get healthy-and stay that way. The book features hundreds of tips on easing symptoms, promoting healing, following a treatment plan, and solving both the big and small problems that arise when someone is sick, hurt, or in pain. Readers will discover how to: Treat everyday health complaints and minor injuries Heal faster after an injury Get the best results from medicines while reducing side effects Recover more comfortably at home after outpatient surgery .

What Ifs? Of American History

by Robert Cowley

Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? <P><P>This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker, Theodore Rabb, Victor David Hansen, Cecelia Holland, Andrew Roberts, Ted Morgan, George Feifer, Robert L. O'Connell, Lawrence Malkin, and John F. Stacks. Included are two essential bonus essays reprinted from the original New York Times bestseller What If?-David McCullough imagines Washington's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, and James McPherson envisions Lee's successful invasion of the North in 1862.

What If?: The World's Foremost Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

by Robert Cowley

With its in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past, this amazing book of essays ponders what might have been if things had gone differently in history. Featuring Stephen J. Ambrose, John Keegan, and many others.

The Wrecker (Isaac Bell #2)

by Clive Cussler Justin Scott

A man known only as the Wrecker is sabotaging the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line. Whoever he is, whatever his motives, he's building up to a grand act unlike anything ever committed before. <P><P>And only private detective Isaac Bell can stop him...

What Dreams May Come

by Rebecca York Sherrilyn Kenyon Robin D. Owens

Taryn doesn't believe in heroes--until a bare-chested hero literally steps out of her paperback romance and into her heart. Is her mind playing beautiful tricks? Or has her fantasy become a reality? <P><P> The answer to that question lies in the psychic visions of her former lover--astonishing revelations that could reunite them forever, or plunge them both into jeopardy.Road of Adventure by RITA Award-winning author Robin D. OwensIn life, Jake and Shauna were destined for love, until a twist of fate changed everything. Now, with otherworldly help, they have one more chance to prove it's possible. If they heed the lessons they learned on earth...

The Wrath and the Dawn

by Renée Ahdieh

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One NightsEvery dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer.<P><P> Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

The Wereling (Wounded #1)

by Stephen Cole

Kate Folan comes from a family of werewolves. She'll only become fully 'wolf herself when she mates with a male werewolf. But she vows that will never happen. The last thing she wants is to give in to her evil heritage.<P><P> Then she meets Tom Anderson. Tom is a wereling--a werewolf who retains his humanity even in his wolf form. He was "turned" by Kate's mother, who chose wisely.Tom and Kate can't help falling for each other. But if they give in to their feelings, Kate will become the thing she hates most. Unless they can find a cure. . . .

Opposing Viewpoints in American History, Volume 2: From Reconstruction to the Present

by John C. Chalberg

This unique two-volume set combines selected pairs of documents from Greenhaven's Opposing Viewpoints: American History Series with other carefully chosen primary source viewpoints to explore the rich history of disputation that has formed and informed American history. The books thus provide a comprehensive reference tool for exploring America's past.

The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story

by Jon Katz

From New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz comes a wise, uplifting, and poignant memoir of finding love against all odds, and the power of second chances for both people and dogs. "I had no idea that Frieda would enter my life and alter it in the most profound way, but that's one of the beautiful things about animals. They change you, and you almost never see it coming." In 2007, a few years after purchasing Bedlam Farm in upstate New York, Jon Katz met Maria Wulf, a quiet, sensitive artist hoping to rekindle her creative spark. Jon, like her, was introspective yet restless, a writer struggling to find his purpose. He felt a connection with her immediately, but a formidable obstacle stood in the way: Maria's dog, Frieda. A rottweiler-shepherd mix who had been abandoned by her previous owner in the Adirondacks, where she lived in the wild for several years, Frieda was ferociously protective and barely tamed. She roared and charged at almost anyone who came near. But to Maria, Frieda was sweet and loyal, her beloved guard dog and devoted friend. And so Jon quickly realized that to win over Maria, he'd have to gain Frieda's affection as well. While he and Maria grew closer, Jon was having a tougher time charming Frieda to his side. Even after many days spent on Bedlam Farm, Frieda still lunged at the other animals, ran off into the woods, and would not let Jon come near her, even to hook on her leash. Yet armed with a singular determination, unlimited patience, and five hundred dollars' worth of beef jerky, Jon refused to give up on Frieda--or on his chance with Maria. Written with stunning emotional clarity and full of warm yet practical wisdom, The Second-Chance Dog is a testament to how animals can make us better people, and how it's never too late to find love.Praise for The Second-Chance Dog "No one speaks the language of a dog like best-selling author Jon Katz. His latest heartwarming memoir about finding love after struggling through a broken relationship . . . gives testament to how dogs can make us better human beings."--The Free Lance-Star"[An] intimate story of falling in love with a woman and her extremely protective pet dog . . . Bittersweet in its telling, Katz reminds readers of the importance of human and animal connections."--Kirkus Reviews "In this heartwarming story of love and redemption . . . dogs and humans alike get second chances at life, love, and growth. . . . This moving work is recommended for readers who want a true-life love story, for dog lovers seeking a book with a happy ending (the dog doesn't die!), for seniors who think that receiving a Medicare card means that love is out of the question, and for dog trainers who want to learn more about Katz's philosophy of dog training."--Library Journal "The story [Katz] tells gives hope that no animal is beyond help, as long as enough love and patience are thrown in."--Minneapolis Star TribuneFrom the Hardcover edition.mals and humans and their combined generosity of spirit--is a place you're glad you've been."--The Boston Globe "From Toto to Marley, our canine friends are a sure bet in the literary biz. But no one seems to speak their language like Jon Katz."--San Antonio Express-NewsFrom the Hardcover edition.

Deal : My Three Decades of Drumming Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

by Bill Kreutzmann Benjy Eisen

The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums.<P><P> Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph.<P> But at this book's beating heart is the music--theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill's life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

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by Ken Dobson John Holman Michael Roberts

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A Match For Marcus Cynster

by Stephanie Laurens

Duty compels her to turn her back on marriage. Fate drives him to protect her come what may. Then love takes a hand in this battle of yearning hearts, stubborn wills, and a match too powerful to deny. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of passionate desire and unwavering devotion.<P><P> Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for Fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be and with whom will he share it?<P> Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her--even from himself. Fickle Fate, he's sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.<P> Niniver has vowed to return her clan to prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in her care. She accepts that she cannot risk marrying and losing her grip on the clan's reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately, many local men see her as their opportunity.<P> Soon, she's forced to seek help to get rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who so excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar problem.<P> Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver's side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth--that she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster.

Trails 3: Trails Through the Tales

by April Brown

Pair 2, Book 1: Trails Through the Tales Time: 200 years in the future POV Characters: Tanna and Zella Amber's descendants, Tanna and her mother, Zella, are garbage miners who each end up embroiled in their own fight for survival when one of the villas they trade with regularly begins acting strangely. Blake, the Webbel leader, has cut off access to the area west of the mines, and only allows digging to occur two weeks of the year. Roamers he has taken in are abusing women from unknown villas, locking them in pits. Zella has to try to heal the mental anguish of those who suffered at the hands and words of Blake. As a spiritual leader, she thought she wanted her daughter to assume leadership responsibilities at Spring Trade. Not this way, though. Tanna would rather be a traveler, and a wanderer, to see villas she never dreamed of instead of assuming her mother's leadership role. Instead, after rescuing Rusty and her younger brother Henry, she fights to save those in the villas who have not gone to the spring trade meeting. During the battle to save the villa, she is faced with her fear of a man her own age, Orid, whose intentions prove deadly for the women who remained at the winter villages. In the battles, she fights to maintain the safety she has always know for future generations, while avoiding a return the ancestor's battle ridden past. The tipping point between the rights of one, versus the rights of many, rest in their choices.

No Heroes : Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force

by Elaine Shannon Danny Coulson

After a career that spanned three decades, Danny O. Coulson now uncovers the secretive world of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, or HRT -- the civilian equivalent of the U.S. military's elite Delta Force -- a group that executes perilous missions in crises too volatile for SWAT teams.<P><P> In a catalog of some of the most notorious criminal events of the last thirty years, Coulson provides his own enthralling firsthand accounts and reflective personal opinions of his experiences in bringing hundreds of murderous extremists and killers to justice -- from the Black Liberation Army police assassins to the treacherous white supremacist terrorists of the Order and the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord; from the Atlanta prison riots to the controversial sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco; and his investigations into the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings.<P> The narrative springs to life with nerve-tingling electricity as Coulson discloses the tactics and the teamwork of HRT snipers, operators, and negotiators, as well as experts in assaults, electronics, and explosives -- and explains why, on our future path to justice, there must be No Heroes.

Passing The Louisiana LEAP Grade 4 in Science

by Michelle Gunter Emily Powell

Prepare for the Louisiana LEAP Grade 4 in Science test

Common Core Coach: English Language Arts, Grade 1

by Triumph Learning Llc

Learn more about how words are put together, to improve your reading and comprehension.

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