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When Carson first noticed the sounds in his cellar, he ascribed them to the rats. Later he began to hear the tales which were whispered by the superstitious Polish mill workers in Derby Street regarding the first occupant of the ancient house, Abigail Prinn.
"The price," he said heavily, "is five hundred for the set, if you insist on buying it... But I must tell you this, although I am sure you young people will laugh at me--or perhaps be even more intrigued by these...these devilish spoons! You see, they..." Mr. Sproull gulped. "They are supposed to be cursed."
From the backwaters of the Universe came two Beings--radiant, terrible--to challenge the love of a mortal man and woman!
Big Joe Merklos was the first of them. He appeared at the Wide Bend National Bank one day, cash in hand. The charm of him, his flashing smile, the easy strength in his big body, were persuasive recommendations. But the bank's appraisal scarcely got that far. Wasn't he the first buyer in fifteen years for that bone-yard of lonely dreams, Dark Valley?
Networking's leading authority joins Sybex for the ultimate CCNA prep guide CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive review for the CCNA exams. Written by the leading authority on networking technology, this guide covers 100% of all objectives for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams. Hands-on labs help you gain experience in critical procedures and practices, and the network simulator provides a realistic lab environment so you can practice at your own pace. Gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, featuring a robust set of study tools including: practice questions, flashcards, video instruction, and an extensive glossary of terms to help you better prepare for exam day. The pre-assessment test helps you prioritize your study time, and bonus practice exams allow you to test your understanding. Need more practice? Get 20% off a year subscription and free access to premium Cisco Labs-providing hands-on, real-world experience using Cisco Routers, Switches, and Firewalls. Free online video training is also included, with almost forty hours of Routing and Switching guidance from the experts at ITProTV. The CCNA certification is essential to a career in networking, and the exam can be taken in two parts or as a composite. Whichever you choose, this book is your essential guide for complete review. Master IP data network operation Troubleshoot issues and keep the network secure Understand switching and routing technologies Work with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing Full coverage and expert insight makes CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide your ultimate companion for CCNA prep.
The perennial bestseller returns to answer all your iPhone questions!Updated and revised, this full-color bestseller is back to cover the latest iPhone models and iOS features. Veteran Dummies authors and Mac gurus Edward C. Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus share their iPhone insights to help you make the most of your device. From making calls to multitasking, sharing photos to scheduling appointments, reading e-mails to recording HD videos, and all the essentials in between, you'll be swiping around your smartphone with their friendly and helpful advice. Plus, you'll also see the fun side of your phone with tips on listening to music, video-chatting with FaceTime, watching your favorite TV shows, challenging yourself with games, downloading the latest apps,and more.Fully updated to cover the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7!Introduces you to the multitouch interface, working in the iCloud, making and receiving phone calls, FaceTime video calling, texting, browsing the Internet, and moreExplains setting up iTunes, catching up on movies and TV shows, taking stunning photos, and listening to your favorite musicHelps you get organized with the calendar and Reminders features, keep on top of the latest news with Notification Center, and communicate with Siri, your voice-activated virtual assistantWalks you through connecting wirelessly, sending and receiving e-mails, getting directions from the all new Maps app, protecting your information, and troubleshootingiPhone For Dummies, 7th Edition is your guide to becoming best buddies with your incredible iPhone.
During the Civil War, Vicksburg, Mississippi, assumed almost mythic importance in the minds of Americans: northerners and southerners, soldier and civilian. The city occupied a strategic and commanding position atop rocky cliffs above the Mississippi River, from which it controlled the great waterway. As a result, Federal forces expended enormous effort, expense, and troops in many attempts to capture Vicksburg. The immense struggle for this southern bastion ultimately heightened its importance beyond its physical and strategic value. Its psychological significance elevated the town's status to one of the war's most important locations. Vicksburg's defiance dismayed northerners and delighted Confederates, who saw command of the river as a badge of honor. Finally, after a six-week siege that involved intense military and civilian suffering amid heavy artillery bombardment, Union forces captured the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," ending the bloody campaign. While many historians have told the story of the fall of Vicksburg, Bradley R. Clampitt is the first to offer a comprehensive examination of life there after its capture by the United States military. In the war-ravaged town, indiscriminate hardships befell soldiers and civilians alike during the last two years of the conflict and immediately after its end. In Occupied Vicksburg, Clampitt shows that following the Confederate withdrawal, Federal forces confronted myriad challenges in the city including filth, disease, and a never-ending stream of black and white refugees. Union leaders also responded to the pressures of newly free people and persistent guerrilla violence in the surrounding countryside. Detailing the trials of blacks, whites, northerners, and southerners, Occupied Vicksburg stands as a significant contribution to Civil War studies, adding to our understanding of military events and the home front. Clampitt's astute research provides insight into the very nature of the war and enhances existing scholarship on the experiences of common people during America's most cataclysmic event.
Investments in education across countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transformed the lives of millions of girls and the prospects of their families and societies. Unleashing the full economic potential of women is nevertheless still a curtailed issue in the region: just about half of women are unable to participate in paid work. The majority of the population out of the labor market is women between the ages of 24 and 45. This is the largest share of the available pool of unused human capital countries have, and where mothers of young children are concentrated. This book argues that more and better childcare constitutes a fundamental policy option to improve female outcomes in the labor market, but countries need to pay particular attention to the design and features of such services. First-rate educational programs will be useless if children are not enrolled or do not attend formal education centers. A large program expansion will be wasted if parents cannot enroll their children because they are unable to reach the center, don't trust its quality, if the program is too expensive, or if work and care schedules are not compatible. Through an integrated framework applied to each country and an overview of the existing evidence, this book addresses the why and what questions about policy relevant instruments to achieve female labor participation. Parts I and II of the book lay out the motivation for Latin-American and Caribbean countries to act depicting their current situation both in terms of women's labor participation and the use and provision of childcare services. Moreover, this book tackles the how question contributing to the incipient evidence about factors affecting the take-up of programs and demand for childcare services and other informal care arrangements. Part III of the book explores how to improve services and implement more and better formal, center-based care arrangements for young children. It looks at international benchmarks, discusses different experiences and proposes specific actions to solve potential inequalities in access to childcare.
A strange and curious story is this, about a banker whose only fear was that he might be buried alive, like his grandfather before him.
What caught Harcourt's eye almost immediately was a disc recorder standing near the desk, together with stacks of discs, some manifestly used, others clearly not yet touched, ready for anyone who might care to use the recorder.
How I longed to discover the secret of some perfect lens, whose magnifying power should be limited only by the resolvability of the object, and which at the same time should be free from spherical and chromatic aberrations, in short from all the obstacles over which the poor microscopist finds himself continually stumbling!
It was quite impossible for him to believe that Ilalotha had died from a fatal passion: since, in his experience, passion was never fatal.
"So the last fly has obligingly walked into the spider's parlor," he murmured, with a laugh.
Eve's lips parted, showing the even white teeth--those slightly pointed teeth. "You're quite sane, my dear," She said calmly. "You are now one of us; a revenant, even as I, and to live you must feed on the living."
Was it a trick of tired nerves, the retention of the light-image upon my retina in the dark?
What defense could she raise against mutant science--telepathy, invisibility, teleportation--especially since Earth was not aware of its danger!
Erd Neff wanted as little to do with his fellow men as possible. So he lived alone in his big cash-vault. Alone, except for John . . . .
Elvin wasn't sure how it had started--maybe it was the Schermerhorn twins--or the mysterious "meteorite"--or else the world had gone crazy . . . .
Is Your Age Getting You Down? Are you now grumpy because of it? If you're looking for ways to start thinking and acting young again, then this humorous, advice-filled book is for you. Included are tips of how you can live a happy, fulfilling, and exciting senior life. Discover ways to make each day better than the last while feeling better, looking better, and enjoying yourself more with hobbies, travel, continued education, second careers, and even marriage, while not overlooking the value family and friends, plus much more. So why be grumpy in your golden years when your life can still be productive, fun and fulfilling? How Not to Act Like a Grumpy Old Man will show you the way.
2nd EditionWhat's a Viking to do when he ends up on a Florida beach, surrounded by a world he doesn't understand, with a hyperactive stockbroker as his only guide? Go back to Chase's hotel, naturally. Chase thinks Bjorn is eccentric at best, a lunatic at worst, or just maybe the real thing: a Viking from the days of yore. It isn't easy for Bjorn to admit, but he needs Chase's help to navigate the confusing modern age. While Chase is trying to clean Bjorn up and help him fit in, Bjorn's sworn enemy also makes the trek through time. Jorund is eager to plunder this new land and finish the job of killing Bjorn's family line, all in one blow. Bjorn and Chase will have to set aside their vast differences and work together if either of them wants to survive.First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.
2nd EditionTiming: Book OneStefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he's thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn't be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan's business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan's in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.
Sequel to Risk Everything on ItReady or Knot: Book ThreeLeft at the altar by his long-time lover, Spencer, and in desperate need of quality health insurance, Dane Archer can't say no when his best man and best friend, Gideon DeLuca, steps in. But Dane and Gideon have history, tangled and passionate and complicated. After seventeen years of cat and mouse, Gideon has realized Dane isn't the kind of man who ever wants to be caught, and he's stopped playing Dane's game. For Dane, it's never been a game, but sexual fidelity isn't his strong suit. Love is too beautiful for limits, something he's never been able to get Gideon the control freak to understand. Now Dane has nothing but limits, including the timeline on his paper-only marriage to Gideon. Gideon's the only person Dane trusts enough to lean on, and Gideon will do anything to get Dane through this crisis. Anything but fall for Dane again. Living together forces Dane and Gideon to stop circling and face what's been between them all these years. They just don't know if they have the power or the time to make things right. What they do know is that they're not ready for it to be over.
Filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900-89), a contemporary of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko, is celebrated today for his unique form of "total" documentary cinema, which aimed to bridge the distance between film and life, as well as for his use of satire during a period when the Soviet authorities preferred that laughter be confined to narrowly prescribed channels. This collection of selected writings by Medvedkin is the first of its kind and reveals how his work is a crucial link in the history of documentary film. Although he was a dedicated Communist, Medvedkin's satirical approach and social critiques ultimately led to his suppression by the Soviet regime. State institutions held back or marginalized his work, and for many years, his films were assumed to have been lost or destroyed. These texts, many assembled for this volume by Medvedkin himself, document for the first time his considerable achievements, experiments in film and theater, and attempts to develop satire as a major Soviet film genre. Through scripts, letters, autobiographical writings, and more, we see a Medvedkin supported and admired by figures like Eisenstein, Dovzhenko, and Maxim Gorky.
Show off your woodworking skills--in the kitchen! Anyone who has ever entertained knows that guests inevitably end up in the kitchen--so what better place to showcase your woodworking? Why not add a hand-crafted focal point--a kitchen island or handsome touches such as a cutting board, spice rack, or rolling pin? Whether you are outfitting your own kitchen or looking for a gift idea for a fellow foodie, The Woodworker's Kitchen has a range of woodworking projects sure to add that special touch. The 24 projects inside include:A customized knife block that does double-duty as a tablet holder, allowing you to pull up recipes and watch cooking videos with easeA kitchen island with a built-in wine rackAn oven peel perfect for gourmet pizzas and toasted sandwichesA K-Cup organizer to help tame those caffeine cravingsA rolling grill cart for your outdoor cooking adventuresA fancy bread knife/cutting board comboAnd many more!Detailed instructions, measured drawings, patterns and step-by-step color photos make constructing these projects easy. See what you can cook up in the shop and add some woodworking charm to your kitchen!
Life can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, right? It can be difficult to clear your mind of a million different anxieties and focus in on the one thing you need to get done. Bestselling author of Clarity and The Little Book of Clarity goes one step further with Results by using his Clarity Coaching Model to help you de-clog your mind so you can make better decisions, prioritise and focus on achieving those important goals. Develop a deeper understanding of why you act the way you do and awaken your inner potential. Jamie's transformational coaching techniques will help you improve in all areas of your life, from developing your listening skills during meetings at work to reducing the levels of stress in your life. These techniques will see you through three important changes - your personal transformation that will see you gaining confidence and understanding your own behaviour, your interpersonal transformation to guide you in having an impact on those around you, and lastly your commercial transformation to get your professional life moving in the direction you want. Results is full of helpful examples and exercises to get you on the road to the results you need. Learn how to: Prioritise and focus on the right goals at the right time Achieve the results you want by following the Clarity Coaching Model Improve your overall performance to gain better relationships with your colleagues, close friends and family Add more purpose to your life by allowing time for creativity and innovation Encourage others to follow in your footsteps!
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