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From Raft to Raft: An Incredible Voyage from Tahiti to Chile and Back

by Bengt Danielsson

Not since the fantastic story of the Kon-Tiki expedition has there appeared such as exciting saga of a primitive raft expedition across the Pacific for scientific investigation. <P><P> From Raft to Raft tells the incredible, suspenseful drama of the dangerous voyage led by Eric de Bisschop from Tahiti to Chile and back to Polynesia--a foray twice as long as that undertaken by Kon-Tiki and one that encountered infinitely greater difficulties and dangers.Like Heyerdahl, de Bisschop undertook his voyage to prove an ethnological theory--but a theory completely contrary to that of his Norwegian forerunner. Heyerdahl believed that voyagers from South America had visited Polynesia in prehistoric times; de Bisschop was equally certain that Tahitian sea rovers had traveled as far as Chile and Peru.<P> After suffering unbelievable hardships during the first half of the voyage, two members of the Tahiti Nui crew abandoned the project, but de Bisschop and Alain Brun, who narrated the story to Bengt Danielsson, continued on their journey, spending thirteen months aboard the most primitive rafts. But despite the inadequacy of their crafts--all of which had a frightening tendency to break up--coupled with the dangers of attacking sharks, mutiny by one of the crew, raging storms, and near-starvation, the Tahiti Nui voyage was completed in record time--but not before a series of dramatic events occurred that were to culminate in tragic death

Dracula and Philosophy

by Nicolas Michaud Janelle Pötzsch

Twenty-four nocturnal philosophers stake out and vivisect Dracula from many angles, unearthing evidence from numerous movies and shows-macabre, terrifying, tragic, and comic. <P><P> Altmann decides whether Dracula can really be blamed for his crimes, since it's his nature as a vampire to behave a certain way. Arp argues that Dracula's addiction to live human blood dooms him to perpetual misery. Karavitis sees Dracula as a Randian individual pitted against the Marxist collective. Ketcham contrives a meeting between Dracula and the Jewish theologian Maimonides. Littmann maintains that if we disapprove of Dracula's behavior, we ought to be vegetarians. Mahon uses the example of Dracula to resolve nagging problems about the desirability of immortality. McCrossin and Wolfe, disinter some of the re-interpretations of this now-mythical character, and asks whether we can identify an essential Dracula. Pramik shows how the Dracula tale embodies Kierkegaard's three stages of life. Barkman and Versteeg ponder what it would really feel like to be Dracula. <P> The Greens publish some previous unknown letters between Dracula and Camus's Meursault. Vuckovich looks at the sexual morality of characters in the Dracula saga. De Waal explains that "Dragula" is scary because every time this being appears, it causes "gender trouble."

The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss

by Krista Davis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Wraps It Up unwraps an all-new tale in which chocolate is the kiss of death... Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. <P><P> Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's CEO, Joe Merano--and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it's a chocolate lover's dream! <P> But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.As if that wasn't enough, Sophie's been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone's trying to send her a message--and if she's next on a chocoholic's hit list...Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

The Diamond Conspiracy

by Tee Morris Philippa Ballantine

For years, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has enjoyed the favor of Her Majesty the Queen. But even the oldest loyalties can turn in a moment...Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun's emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun's street-wise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.But when the intrepid agents finally arrive in London, the situation is even more dire than they imagined. The Ministry has been disavowed, and the Department of Imperial Inconveniences has been called in to decommission its agents in a most deadly fashion. The plan reeks of the Maestro's dastardly scheming. Only, this time, he has a dangerous new ally--a duplicitous doctor whose pernicious poisons have infected the highest levels of society, reaching even the Queen herself...

Demise in Denim

by Duffy Brown

It's springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Pearls and Poison. The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom--and Walker Boone is on the run. . . When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she'd be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest.Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement--and who has been getting under her skin ever since--in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity--and Walker's freedom--they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture . . .

Death of an English Muffin

by Victoria Hamilton

From the national bestselling author of Muffin but Murder, baker Merry Wynter returns with a fresh tray of muffins and a case that has authorities stumped...They say one's home is one's castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry's able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies.The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty--and fabulously wealthy--Cleta Sanson. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy--until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door. Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered, yet no one is privy to how the deed was done. Merry knows she must quickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greased...INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

Death of a Chocolate Cheater

by Penny Pike

Food truck vendor Darcy Burnett unwraps a murder at the San Francisco Chocolate Festival in this mystery from the author of Death of a Crabby Cook... At this year's chocolate festival, Darcy and her Aunt Abby hope to win the $10,000 prize in the chocolate contest with Aunt Abby's taste sensation: the chocolate raspberry whoopee pie. A little friendly competition from Darcy's sometime-beau Jake Miller, who plans to enter with his chocolate cream puff delight, only sweetens the deal. But things get sticky when one of the judges, Polly Montgomery, is taken out of commission--permanently. The suspects include every contestant with reason to believe Polly wasn't too sweet on their sweets, including Aunt Abby's high school friend. Now Darcy must pick through an assortment of secrets to catch a killer before someone else gets a bittersweet finish.

Food of Sri Lanka

by Wendy Hutton Douglas Bullis

This book features over 60 sumptuous recipes originating from the four corners of the island, including classics such as appa and iddiappan (eff and string hoppers), pittu (steamed rice flour rolls), kiri bath (milk rice), ambulthiyal (claypot fish), konda kaum (topknot cakes) and an array of sambol or condiments. Stunning location photography, a detailed glossary of ingredients, and comprehensive introduction to this paradise isle, make The Food of Sri Lanka the perfect companion for your adventure into the delicious world of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Batik

by Brian Brake Inger Mccabe Elliot

Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is a sumptuous, classic book, richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world. It includes historical photographs, etchings, engravings, maps and photographs of modern Java.

Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber

Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear. Images and image descriptions available.

Almost Crimson

by Dasha Kelly

From a young age CeCe copes with her mother's crippling depression, their severe poverty, an absentee father, and her own insecurities. With gorgeous language, a vivid cast of characters, and an eye for poignant detail, Dasha Kelly tells the story of CeCe's struggle to break free from the grips of codependency and poverty to find confidence and success in her career and her personal life, finally becoming the strong woman she's always dreamed of being. CeCe couldn't remember when her mother became too weak to carry anything but tears. When the Sad started to come, pressing her mother to their bed, her Mama cried slick silent tears for a long, long time. Longer than a game of hopscotch. Longer than singing the alphabet in her head five times. Longer than a nap, even. The Sad made her mother cry all the time.

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

by Noelene L Weatherby-Fell

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School presents secondary teaching theory and practice within a contemporary, holistic framework that empowers pre-service teachers to become effective and reflective practitioners. This practical and engaging book includes many valuable teaching resources such as: * practical examples and case studies based on personal teaching experiences in school systems, to encourage effective education intervention for the empowerment of secondary students * questions and research topics to emphasise the importance of collaboration and to highlight opportunities for discussion within each chapter * explicit instructional and behavioural strategies and guidance for pre-service teachers to implement in their classrooms. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of its contributors, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides teachers with the specialist skills necessary to make a difference to the lives and outcomes of young people at a time of significant physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

Gravity and Strings

by Tomás Ortín

Self-contained and comprehensive, this definitive new edition of Gravity and Strings is a unique resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics. From basic differential geometry through to the construction and study of black-hole and black-brane solutions in quantum gravity - via all the intermediate stages - this book provides a complete overview of the intersection of gravity, supergravity, and superstrings. Now fully revised, this second edition covers an extensive array of topics, including new material on non-linear electric-magnetic duality, the electric-tensor formalism, matter-coupled supergravity, supersymmetric solutions, the geometries of scalar manifolds appearing in 4- and 5-dimensional supergravities, and much more. Covering reviews of important solutions and numerous solution-generating techniques, and accompanied by an exhaustive index and bibliography, this is an exceptional reference work.

DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space

by Sandy Antunes

Radio spectrum for commanding and recording from our satellites is a shared resource with subtle hurdles. We walk the path originally paved by AMSATs to discuss the steps and licensing needed to set up and operate both a command uplink and a data download station and network. Find out how playing nicely with others maximizes your ability to get your data down.

The Girlfriend Curse

by Valerie Frankel

It's uncanny! Within six months of breaking up with her, Peg Silver's ex-lovers always meet and marry the women of their dreams. Even worse than being the eternal bridesmaid, she's the last girlfriend, the one who awakens in a guy theknowledge of what he's always wanted in a relationship ... and it's never with Peg. Obviously, a major lifestyle change is seriously called for, which is why the distraught interior landscape designer says good-bye to Manhattan and late-night lattes with pal Nina, and hello to a farmhouse on ten acres in tiny, backwater Manshire, Vermont, hoping to meet the ultimate, all-organic country man (without too much facial hair) to keep her warm in those frosty New England winters.Instead, Peg finds herself at Inward Bound -- a proactive adult-education retreat for the hapless and hopelessly lovelorn -- to try to lift her dreaded "girlfriend curse." A steamy (and expressly forbidden) dalliance with gorgeous woman-eater Ray probably isn't going to help cure her. But some romantic insight could arise from her attraction to Linus, Inward Bound's sexy, scruffy, smart and still-single founder. Perhaps there is a secret to be unearthed in the crunchy Green Mountains, one that will magically transform Peg Silver from the Perpetual Also Ran to the Big Winner in love.

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies (Second Edition)

by Bradley A. Shellito

Combining both theoretical coverage and hands-on lab work, and accessible to majors and non-majors alike, Bradley Shellito's Introduction to Geospatial Technologies has become a new favorite for the digital Earth course. The new edition reflects the latest developments in the field, including how scientists are using GIS data with cloud technology. With lab activities that utilize both widely available freeware and ArcGIS, instructors can tailor the course to their students.

Servsafe Coursebook (Sixth Edition)

by National Restaurant Association Staff

Learn everything you need to know about safe food handling, how to train your employees, what to watch for to make sure you and the people around you stay healthy, how to keep a safe and sanitary work environment.

Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings

by Mary C. Lamia

The book is full of current and relevant psychological research on emotions as well as real-life stories, useful quizzes and fun-fact boxes and will encourage kids to notice what their emotions are telling them about themselves, their friends, and their family.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This book is meant for asperkids and offers insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls, provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children can enjoy and understand.

Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown Clement Hurd

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon. " And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. Images and image descriptions available.

B Is for Burglar

by Sue Grafton

Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt seems like a quickie case to Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But somewhere in between, she vanished. Kinsey's case goes from puzzling to sinister when a house is torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers, the lynx coat comes back without Elaine, and her bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey's clues begin to form a capital M -- not for missing, but for murder: and plenty of it. Winner of the 1985 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award and the 1985 Anthony Award for Best Novel.

Current Issues in the Education of Students with Visual Impairments (International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 46)

by Deborah D. Hatton

This edition addresses current issues in the education of students with visual impairments and includes the expanded core curriculum for students with visual impairment, assistive technology, Braille reading comprehension, communication development, orientation and mobility issues, and more.

Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners (Third Edition)

by Allan G. Osborne Charles J. Russo

This essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows the special education teacher to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs.

Utopia, Limited: Romanticism and Adjustment

by Anahid Nersessian

What is utopia if not a perfect world, impossible to achieve? Anahid Nersessian reveals a basic misunderstanding lurking behind that ideal. In Utopia, Limited she enlists William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, and others to redefine utopianism as a positive investment in limitations. Linking the ecological imperative to live within our means to the aesthetic philosophy of the Romantic period, Nersessian's theory of utopia promises not an unconditionally perfect world but a better world where we get less than we hoped, but more than we had. For the Romantic writers, the project of utopia and the project of art were identical. Blake believed that without limits, a work of art would be no more than a set of squiggles on a page, or a string of nonsensical letters and sounds. And without boundaries, utopia is merely an extension of the world as we know it, but blighted by a hunger for having it all. Nersessian proposes that we think about utopia as the Romantics thought about aesthetics-as a way to bind and thereby emancipate human political potential within a finite space. Grounded in an intellectual tradition that begins with Immanuel Kant and includes Theodor Adorno and Northrop Frye, Utopia, Limited lays out a program of "adjustment" that applies the lessons of art to the rigors of life on an imperiled planet. It is a sincere response to environmental devastation, offering us a road map through a restricted future.

Why America's Top Pundits Are Wrong: Anthropologists Talk Back

by Hugh Gusterson Catherine Besteman

Mixing critical reflection with insights from their own fieldwork, twelve distinguished anthropologists respond by offering fresh perspectives on globalization, ethnic violence, social justice, and the biological roots of behaviour.

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