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Suspicion Nation

by Lisa Bloom

Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend's home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator.And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal.In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin's death, and made George Zimmerman's acquittal by far the most likely outcome.America today holds an unhealthy preoccupation with firearms that has led to the expansion of gun rights to surreal extremes. America now has not only the highest per capita gun ownership rate in the world (almost one gun per American), but the highest rate of gun deaths. Despite the strides America has made, fighting a bloody Civil War to end slavery, eradicating Jim Crow laws, teaching tolerance, and electing an African American president, racial inequality persists throughout our country, in employment, housing, education, the media, and most institutions. And perhaps most destructively of all, racial biases run deep in every level of our criminal justice system. Suspicion Nation captures a court system and a country conflicted and divided over issues of race, violence, and gun legislation.

A Door in the Ocean

by David Mcglynn

On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn's closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity-a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship in Southern California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming-related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs.In his post-evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off-guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes.The memoir's concluding chapter, which appeared in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, celebrates the author's love for swimming, the enduring metaphor for his faith and the setting for many of his life's momentous occasions. Rough Water charts the violent origins of one young man's faith and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of life's painful uncertainties.

The Lankavatara Sutra

by Red Pine

Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen's First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k'o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words. In the words of Chinese Zen masters, these two teachings became known as "have a cup of tea" and "taste the tea." This is the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since.In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.

The Little Russian

by Susan Sherman

The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new and assured voice in historical fiction. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow--a life filled with salons, balls, and all the trappings of the Upper Class--very different from her current life as a grocer's daughter in the Jewish townlet of Mosny. So when a mysterious and cultured wheat merchant walks into the grocery, Berta's life is forever altered. She falls in love, unaware that he is a member of the Bund, The Jewish Worker's League, smuggling arms to the shtetls to defend them against the pogroms sweeping the Little Russian countryside.Married and established in the wheat center of Cherkast, Berta has recaptured the life she once had in Moscow. So when a smuggling operation goes awry and her husband must flee the country, Berta makes the vain and foolish choice to stay behind with her children and her finery. As Russia plunges into war, Berta eventually loses everything and must find a new way to sustain the lives and safety of her children. Filled with heart-stopping action, richly drawn characters, and a world seeped in war and violence; The Little Russian is poised to capture readers at every turn.

Mr. Bridge

by Evan S. Connell

Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within-not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household.The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author's lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

In Maremma

by David Leavitt Mark Mitchell

Now with stunning illustrations and color photographs, this newly expanded edition of In Maremma recounts David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell's restoration of a dilapidated 1950s farmhouse in southern Tuscany. Beautifully written, witty, and concise, it recounts the process by which they became initiated into a part of Italian life foreigners rarely see. The pleasures of the olive harvest and picking wild asparagus are juxtaposed with the vagaries of political corruption and self-perpetuating bureaucracy. Landscape and weather provide the stuff of reverie, as do the benefits of boredom and the longing for peanut butter. A celebration and exploration of a little-known part of Italy, In Maremma is a fond if sometimes critical corrective to other more rapturous portrayals of Tuscany.

The Anger Meridian

by Kaylie Jones

"Jones. . . has written a compulsively readable novel about a woman who manages to come into her own. With engaging characters, a compelling story, and a seductive sense of place, this is a literary treat. " --Booklist "A fast-paced story of a woman who only stops lying to others once she stops lying to herself. " --Kirkus Reviews "Jones creates a superb sense of place and carries the reader over each cobblestone in San Miguel de Allende. . . . Warm, scary, disturbing and lovable characters and an interesting story line makeThe Anger Meridian worth reading and sharing. " --DindyWrites "Kaylie has outdone herself. . . a thrilling and suspenseful novel that will have you hopelessly hooked from page one. " --Confessions of a Book Junkie "The Anger Meridian is an impossible-to-put-down book. Kaylie Jones is a master storyteller, and this is her best one yet. " --Ann Hood, author ofAn Italian Wife "The Anger Meridian is a sexy, sleek page-turner. Uncertain Merryn loses her husband in an unsavory accident--and her first instinct is to flee. She gathers her beloved hyper-allergic daughter and a teddy bear full of cash and races across the border to her mother''s house in the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. But Merryn feels the noose tightening as her flamboyant, overbearing mother begins to threaten and the FBI closes in. Jones deftly weaves together a thriller, a family drama, a romance, and a story of self-awakening in this taut, suspenseful, and beautiful novel. " --Taylor Polites, author ofThe Rebel Wife "Kaylie Jones has written a narrative that ingeniously marries the atmosphere of the longtime outpost of American expats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with a narrator who lives in so much denial that she creates her own magic realism. And the mother, a living nightmare, is too awful to be true, and too true not to believe. The characters in this book made me laugh, drop my jaw in outrage, nod in acknowledgment, and then they hung around long after I turned the last page. " --Beverly Donofrio, author ofAstonished: A Story of Healing and Finding Grace Praise for Kaylie Jones: "Although we''ve gotten used to second-generation actors equaling or surpassing the accomplishments of their parents, the same hasn''t happened with second-generation novelists. Nonetheless there are a few, and added to their small number ought to be Kaylie Jones. " --New York Times Merryn Huntley is rudely awakened to the many bad decisions she has made in her life when she is told by two Dallas police officers that her wealthy husband Beau has been killed in a car accident, along with a local waitress. Merryn''s first instinct is to flee in order to protect her nine-year-old daughter, and the only place that feels safe enough is her mother''s beautiful, isolated home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Merryn''s mother, the redoubtable Bibi, always said to her as a child,When you tell a lie, make sure you keep it as close to the truth as possible, because it will be easier to remember. Ironically, from the moment Merryn arrives, she is forced into twisting the truth--about how much she knew of her husband and his shady business affairs; about her own secret lovers; and most importantly, that she is beginning to doubt the one person who has always been the greatest influence in her life: her mother. The situation worsens when two FBI agents show up and begin to ask Merryn questions about her husband''s business, which only intensifies her need to continue lying. While Merryn''s perfect life begins to crumble around her, she must decide whether or not she can face the most painful reality of all--that she has been lying to herself her entire life.

Chinese Business Etiquette

by Stefan H. Verstappen

A unique, insider's pocket reference on common business and social protocols for traveling and doing business in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Also ideal for those responsible for greeting and hosting visitors from China.Stefan H. Verstappen's books and bio are at www.chinastrategies.com.

Fateful Triangle

by Noam Chomsky Edward Said

From its establishment to the present day, Israel has enjoyed a special position in the American roster of international friends. In Fateful Triangle Noam Chomsky explores the character and historical development of this special relationship.

Creating a Beautiful Mess

by Ann Gadzikowski

Parents will appreciate Creating a Beautiful Mess because it's fun and helpful. This book isn't about parenting rights or wrongs; it's about playful, joyous play experiences for childhood that are universal. It boils down the essential play experiences in an accessible, practical, and easy way. The chapters represent an optimal balance among experiences that support learning, provide physical activity, encourage creative expression, and promote social and family connections. Ann Gadzikowski is an early childhood educator and the author of several books. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences on the topics of both early childhood education and gifted education.

Easy Songs for Smooth Transitions in the Classroom

by Carol Aghayan Nina Araújo

Sing your way through difficult times of the day and watch your job get easier!Young children in school go through many transitions throughout the day. What can make ten children settle down, clean up, and move from room to room without protest?Even if you're uncomfortable singing in public, the simple songs in this book will help you glide smoothly through tough transitions such as greetings and good-byes, calling attention, cleaning up, moving, waiting, and slowing down. Children will feel more powerful and in control, reducing stress levels during the more difficult times in your day. You will learn songs that everyone will love singing, including:"Get On Board, Little Children" and "We're On Our Way," which move toe-tapping children in and out of the classroom"Go to Sleep, My Little Pumpkins," which helps kids wind down for naptime"Cleaning Spirit," which acknowledges children as they clean up the classroomMultiple songs for each transition area, a transition planning guide, and lyrics to all 69 songs-formatted so you can easily create your own song cards-are included.

The New Jim Crow

by Cornel West Michelle Alexander

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control--relegating millions to a permanent second-class status--even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.

The Elements of Graphic Design

by Alex W. White

This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

by Robyn Webb

While fancy and sophisticated foods continue to grow in popularity, ask most people what their favorite foods are and the answer will invariably be classic comfort foods: lasagna, meat loaf, mac and cheese, and cake. Unfortunately, most people think that having diabetes means the days of enjoying these hearty classics are long gone, and that their favorite foods are a thing of the past. Author Robyn Webb shows that healthy eating doesn't have to mean giving up on favorite foods! Diabetes can be overwhelming, but it doesn't mean reinventing the wheel when it comes to cooking. Just a tweak here and there and familiar foods can remain favorites, guilt-free, and enjoyed every day.The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook creates a "go-to" collection of updated comfort foods for families that need to cook nutritionally sound and diabetic-friendly meals that will satisfy and soothe the souls of the member (or members) of the family with diabetes-and do the same for the rest of the family. No need to cook two meals to please everyone in the household. Now everyone can enjoy the same hearty and nutritious meals. This book will ease the stress of planning meals by offering easy and flavorful recipes and a menu planning guide that allows for mix and match meals that will keep everyone in the family happy, healthy, and satisfied.Filled with gorgeous original photography and a beautiful four-color design, this cookbook will look as good as it's meals. Sprinkled with helpful tips and time-saving advice, The American Diabetes Association Comfort Food Cookbook will not only make classic comfort foods healthier and diabetes friendly, it will make them a snap to prepare as well.Following a diabetic meal plan doesn't have to be a flavorless chore. Now everyone can enjoy the classic foods they know and love!

Complete Krav Maga

by John Whitman Darren Levine

EVERY MOVE, EVERY TECHNIQUE"Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for hiscontributions to Krav Maga." --Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav MagaThe official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga offersyou an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizesinstinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios.Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quicklyas possible, Complete Krav Maga teaches fast-escape maneuvers combined with powerful counterattacks. Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself by exploiting an assailant's vulnerabilities. Learning Krav Maga will give you the fitness, skills and confidence to feel safer and more secure every day.All the moves in Complete Krav Maga--from beginner Yellow Belt to advanced Brown Belt--are described in depth and illustrated with step-by-step photos:*BeginnerPunches, kicks, knee strikes and basic defense movements*IntermediateFurther self-defense moves, counterattacks, and defenses against knives, guns and sticks*AdvancedAll weapon defenses, groundfighting techniques and advanced strikes

The Better World Shopping Guide #5

by Ellis Jones

While we generally try to make our vote count every four years, few of us realize that our most immediate power to shape the world is being squandered on a daily basis. Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, it already has. The world that exists today is in large part a result of how our purchasing decisions have shaped it.The Better World Shopping Guide rates hundreds of products and services from A to F so you can quickly tell the "good guys" from the "bad guys" and ensure your money is not supporting corporations who make their decisions based solely on the bottom line. Drawing on decades of meticulous research, this completely revised and updated fifth edition will help you find out who actually "walks the talk" when it comes to: Environmental sustainability Human rights Community involvement Animal protection Social justiceSmall enough to fit in a back pocket or handbag, and organized in a user-friendly format, The Better World Shopping Guide will help you reward the companies who are doing good, penalize those involved in destructive activities, and change the world as you shop!Ellis Jones, PhD, is the award-winning, best-selling author of four previous editions of The Better World Shopping Guide and co-author of The Better World Handbook. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship, and everyday activism, Jones has dedicated himself to uncovering practical ways for people to make a difference in the world. He currently teaches at Holy Cross College.

A Rock Fell on the Moon

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and '60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world's most lucrative silver mining operations-an enterprise that far surpassed the riches produced during the iconic Klondike gold rush. For twelve of those years, Gerald Priest was the chief assayer for United Keno Hill Mines (UKHM), the major player in the region. Priest was a clever man who could as easily carry the role of refined gentleman as he could rustic mountain man. As far as ten-year-old Alicia Priest was concerned, her father Gerry's life in Elsa was perfect: a home rich with music, books and pets where he never had to boil a kettle or wash a sock; a well paying job; a beautiful and affectionate wife; and two daughters who revered him as only little girls can. But as Alicia grows older, she realizes that perhaps her dad saw things differently, with four female dependents, an ailing wife who couldn't give him the son he wanted, a religiously fanatical mother-in-law and a tedious, dead-end job.Escape becomes possible when Gerry stakes the Moon Claims and discovers a phenomenal silver-rich boulder-enough silver to make him and his family rich and fund their relocation south. But when Gerry tries to smelt and sell the ore, UKHM calls the RCMP. Too many things don't add up: geologists find the former assayer's boulder story improbable, the manpower required to hand-mine and transport seventy tons of rock across the Yukon terrain is beyond Herculean and most suspiciously, Gerry's ore looks a lot like the ore found in UKHM's Elsa mine.In A Rock Fell on the Moon, Alicia Priest consults letters, news stories, archived RCMP files and court documents, and interviews with former mine employees, litigators and police investigators, to piece together the full story of her father's infamous heist. The result is a lively, heartrending account of a mysterious crime that came extraordinarily close to succeeding; a fascinating look into the small mining communities that once thrived in the Yukon; and the personal story of the Priest family, who could only watch aghast as the life they knew crumbled around them. As she uncovers more of the story, Alicia must reconcile two different versions of her father: the fun-loving, bush-savvy adventurer who raised her, and the man accused and convicted of the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist.

Writing Japanese Hiragana

by Jim Gleeson

This guide presents exercises, review practices and lively illustrations, helping the reader to learn to write Hiragana.

Simple Origami Airplanes

by Andrew Dewar

Fold and fly your own realistic paper airplanes with this easy origami kit. Simple Origami Airplanes Mini Kit presents a collection of realistic origami paper airplanes from well-known author and paper aviation expert Andrew Dewar. Dewar has spent decades perfecting the art of folding easy paper airplanes that both look great and fly well. Simple Origami Airplanes Mini Kit features models with sturdy wings and fuselages--these designs are so perfectly balanced that a gentle throw results in amazing flights, time after time. All the origami projects are designed to be simple enough to be considered "origami-for-kids" kits, and can be assembled by beginning origami folders. Paper airplanes are a great way for children to learn origami and gain an interest and appreciation for this fascinating art form. The flashy folding papers already have plane images printed on them, making the finished origami planes look as awesome as they fly. As an added bonus, the accompanying DVD shows precise instructions and tips from the designer. This origami kit contains: Full-colored 32-page booklet Step-by-step instructions and diagrams 6 original design projects for planes 24 origami folding papers A variety of colors with printed fold lines A DVD with easy-to-follow video tutorials Fun and accessible for both the paper crafts novice and the more season paper folder, this wonderfully giftable origami kit gets you started right away and is a great value. The pre-colored origami paper is ready to fold--No scissors or glue required! Origami airplane projects include: The Razor The Octopus The Starbird The Swordfish The Frankenplane The Orbit

Tropical Asian Cooking

by Wendy Hutton

This book truly represents the contemporary flavors of tropical South and Southeast Asia today. It is unashamedly Asian without being traditional--reflecting the fascinating blend of peoples andcultures found in the region. What is particularly fascinating is the interaction between the cuisines that expand upon, and yet preserve, the distinctive character and strength of the indigenous dishes and ingredients. This modern, fresh approach to Asian cooking is in demand around the world today--honest food that is easy to put together and guaranteed to please. This stunning book has been produced in collaboration with well-known chefs of selected Four Seasons resorts in Asia. These chefs have share here a selection of their best recipes that are absolutely perfect for every occasion-from a simple breakfast for two, to an alfresco picnic or barbeque, to an elegant dinner party with friends at home. Competiton:Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia, 1-5796-5114-3, Artisan, September 2000, Hardcover, 346 pp. , $45. 00Savoring Southeast Asia by Joyce Jue, 0-7370-2043-1, Time Life, November 2000, Hardcover, 256 pp. , $39. 95Vatch's Southeast Asian Cookbook, 0-3121-8274-0, St. Martins Press (Trade), 1st US edition December 1997, Hardcover, 192 pages $26. 95

Handmade Bags In Natural Fabrics

by Emiko Takahashi

Make your own charming purse, tote, clutch, satchel or eco tote with with this fashionable Japanese sewing book.There is no better project for the eco-conscious crafter than a simple cloth bag. Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics offers patterns for twenty-five basic bag styles along with sixty variations and the know-how to customize each bag to suit any style-from sweet-and innocent to minimalist to counter-culture.Emiko Takahashi, a fashion and textiles designer, provides easy instructions and bag sewing diagrams, as well as a sheet of fully-sized pattern pieces for each handmade bag project-plus easy lessons on the basics of hand-stitching drawstring casings, corners, edges, straps, and simple flourishes. Cotton and linen bags are always useful and they lend a carefree, laid-back touch to any warm-weather outfit. Each bag can be machine-sewn, but they are designed to be made in natural fabrics that are lightweight enough to be easily sewn by hand. With Takahashi's expert guidance, beginning sewers with little or no previous experience can learn to make these understated and elegant handbags.Sewing patterns include: Envelope Pouches Bucket Bags Picnic Totes Sacks and carryalls Classic Drawstrings

Stylish Skirts

by Sato Watanabe

Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish Japanese sewing book.Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great--at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this Japanese Sewing book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles--from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures--so the options are truly endless. The enclosed DIY sewing patterns and instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze.Sewing patterns include: White Twill A-line Skirt Russel Lace Gored Skirt Striped Skirt with Box PleatsRussel lace Gored Skirt Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt And many more...Author Sato Watanabe has written many of the most popular Japanese sewing books on the market. In this new book, she shows you how to make professional-quality skirts easily and inexpensively.

Basic Black

by Sato Watanabe

Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish Japanese sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book she shows you how to make truly professional-quality pieces easily and inexpensively at home.DIY Sewing designs include: Lace Shirred Blouse Tiered Sleeveless Dress Zip-up Vest with High Neck Frilled Shirt in Charcoal Flannel Short Coat And many more...All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your own personal style, and there is truly something for everyone and every occasion in this book--from a smart two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic--and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed.Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form.

Arabic in a Flash Kit Volume 1

by Fethi Mansouri

Arabic in a Flash: Volume I is an excellent new language learning resource for beginning students of Arabic.This unique set of flash cards enables learners to acquire basic Arabic words and their derivatives in an easy-to-use manner at whatever pace the learner prefers. Each card has Arabic script on one side, with romanized forms and English meanings/derivatives agiven on the other. Contains 448 flash cards plus a 32-page index booklet.Learn 448 main words plus 1,792 related words and phrases--2,700 basic vocabulary items.Arabic script, romanized forms and English meanings given for all items.A sample sentence in Arabic with English translation shows how the main word is used.

Food of Myanmar

by Claudia Saw Robert

Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, is a land with an intriguingly different and relatively undiscovered cuisine. Full of delicious and healthful dishes--some hauntingly similar to ones in the neighboring countries of China, India and Thailand, others dramatically different--the classic cooking of Myanmar is not difficult to prepare at home.The Food of Myanmar is a unique cookbook that presents over 60 recipes encompassing the complete range of traditional Burmese dishes. Discover a distinctive cuisine that draws inspiration from neighboring traditions while remaining true to its Burmese roots. Learn to create such national favorites as: Rice Noodles in Fish Soup Tangy Kaffir Lime Salad Hearty Pork Balls Cooked in Sweet Soya Bean Sauce Sesame-topped Semolina Cake with Coconut Floating Rice Dumplings

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