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"The long-awaited 8th edition of Old Fishing Lures & Tackle -"the bible for lures collectors"- has been thoroughly updated, combining the time-honored research of the late Carl F. Luckey with essential updates from author Russell E. Lewis. It now features:More than 2,000 photos include hundreds of new lures.Among the 5,000 listings is fresh information on related categories like rods, reels, creels and ephemera.A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results."This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector."-Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com"
Get hooked on Interlocking Crochet! Do you want to create incredible crochet projects that will leave even experienced crocheters amazed and wondering, "How did she do that?" Would you like to crochet one project that has two unique, attractive looks? Try the technique of interlocking crochet, which takes simple stitches and turns them into richly textured, reversible fabrics. There has never been a book that explores this technique so thoroughly. Inside Interlocking Crochet you'll find: Step-by-step illustrations of the crochet stitches that turn yarn into incredible interlocking crochet fabric A stitch dictionary with 80 beautiful stitch patterns 10 projects ranging from lovely, luxurious scarves to big, cozy afghans Try your hand (and crochet hook!) at this unique and interesting technique—you might never want to go back to regular crochet again!
A Lust for LifeAnxious to undress, these dangerous dolls ply their womanly wares to get whatever they want: men, power and sex - lots of sex. Yet to quench their fiery desires they crave more, much more. See, even sultry sinners long for love.Bad Girls Need Love Too is a frolicking celebration of pulp fiction floozies doomed to keep looking for love in all the wrong places. Thankfully, repeating the same mistake over and over again has never been more fun, or outrageous.For more about these hard-boiled vixens, visit BadGirlsNeedLove2.com.
The second half of the twentieth century saw the University of Pennsylvania grow in size as well as in stature. On its way to becoming one of the world's most celebrated research universities, Penn exemplified the role of urban renewal in the postwar redevelopment and expansion of urban universities, and the indispensable part these institutions played in the remaking of American cities. Yet urban renewal is only one aspect of this history. Drawing from Philadelphia's extensive archives as well as the University's own historical records and publications, John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd examine Penn's rise to eminence amid the social, moral, and economic forces that transformed major public and private institutions across the nation.Becoming Penn recounts the shared history of university politics and urban policy as the campus grappled with twentieth-century racial tensions, gender inequality, labor conflicts, and economic retrenchment. Examining key policies and initiatives of the administrations led by presidents Gaylord Harnwell, Martin Meyerson, Sheldon Hackney, and Judith Rodin, Puckett and Lloyd revisit the actors, organizations, and controversies that shaped campus life in this turbulent era. Illustrated with archival photographs of the campus and West Philadelphia neighborhood throughout the late twentieth century, Becoming Penn provides a sweeping portrait of one university's growth and impact within the broader social history of American higher education.
While the Spanish Inquisition has laid the greatest claim to both scholarly attention and the popular imagination, the Roman Inquisition, established in 1542 and a key instrument of papal authority, was more powerful, important, and long-lived. Founded by Paul III and originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy, it followed medieval antecedents but went beyond them by becoming a highly articulated centralized organ directly dependent on the pope. By the late sixteenth century the Roman Inquisition had developed its own distinctive procedures, legal process, and personnel, the congregation of cardinals and a professional staff. Its legal process grew out of the technique of inquisitio formulated by Innocent III in the early thirteenth century, it became the most precocious papal bureaucracy on the road to the first "absolutist" state.As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. The new institution modeled its case management and other procedures on those of another medieval ancestor, the Roman supreme court, the Rota. With unparalleled attention to archival sources and detail, Mayer portrays a highly articulated corporate bureaucracy with the pope at its head. He profiles the Cardinal Inquisitors, including those who would play a major role in Galileo's trials, and details their social and geographical origins, their education, economic status, earlier careers in the Church, and networks of patronage. At the point this study ends, circa 1640, Pope Urban VIII had made the Roman Inquisition his personal instrument and dominated it to a degree none of his predecessors had approached.
Buying? Selling? Arm Yourself with the Facts–with Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!A seller's market can turn into a buyer's market overnight–especially the red-hot tactical rifle market! But how do you know what a particular gun is worth? Simple! Just check the Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!It's all here! From ARs to AKs, from Scorpions to Tommyguns, author Phillip Peterson gives you the straight scoop on everything that can even remotely be considered a tactical rifle. And Peterson, stickler that he is, has even included tactical handguns and carbines. If it's tactical or paramilitary in nature, you'll find it here!SpecificationsCurrent ValuesHundreds of IllustrationsHistoriesAnd Much More!Don't pay too much! Don't sell for too little! KNOW what your guns are worth–with the Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!
In Reloading for Handgunners, the reader will learn the benefits of serious handgun ammunition reloading (decreased cost, increased reliability) in an accessible, step-by-step way. In addition, the reader will learn how to avoid the costly, wasteful errors that plague many reloaders, experienced and novice alike. Finally, the reader will enjoy the vast experience and unique style that have made Patrick Sweeney the country's leading guru on tactical and competition shooting and ammunition. Features: Shortcuts, hints and tips (from a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, and certified Armorer Instructor) to reload your own ammunition and avoid costly errors Loading data for the most popular and asked-about calibers Specialty loading info for: Competition: IPSC/IDPA, Bullseye, Steel Challenge, Cowboy Hunting: heavy magnums and big bores
This groundbreaking look at deer behavior is packed with research that will enhance your hunting and wildlife viewing experience.Whitetails: A Photographic Journey through the Seasons chronicles the life of six white-tailed deer, sharing a journey through the seasons from the viewpoint of the deer, vividly illustrating both behavior and the deer's perspective.More than 200 stunning, full-color photos portray the life of the whitetail in intimate detail.Chapters read like "a day in the life of," providing a rare glimpse at the behaviors of deer.Explains reproduction, courtship and mating, including the rut and behaviors leading up to it.Covers bucks, does and fawns for an entire year cycle.Special chapter covers antler growth.Time-lapse images, taken between April and October, depict a buck as it grows a full rack of antlers.
The Street Fighters True muscle cars make no apologies. They had one primary job: get the driver from Point A to Point B as fast as law, and the driver's driving ability, would allow. They started off in the early 1960s as mid-size sedans and coupes stuffed with oversized engines - Bel Airs, Catalinas, and Tempests - and it wasn't long before crazy hi-po machines came in all shapes in sizes. Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, Chevelles, 4-4-2s, Gran Sports ... they all had one thing in common: big engines, and big performance. In Nothin' But Muscle, you'll find 199 of the greatest American performance cars ever built. From the earliest 1964 GTO, to the Shelby-built muscle/racers of the late-'60s, to the ferocious Buicks of the 1980s and 500-plus-hp Viper and Corvette rocketships of today. Nothin' But Muscle brings you the most memorable and beloved pavement eaters ever seen on American soil.
The People's Choice! Was there ever a car that captured the imagination of the public like the Ford Mustang? From the rich and famous, to the down and out, to moms, dads, teens and seniors ... everybody seemed to love the Ford pony car. From the moment it landed in showrooms as a 1964 ½ model, the Mustang was a runaway winner. In Mustang, The Original Pony Car, you'll get a guided tour through every year of Mustang, from the original first-year coupes and convertibles, to the wildly popular Fox body cars of the 1980s and '90s, to the fantastic retro-styled fifth-generation 'Stangs of today. Get the full story of the Mustang's long and colorful life, complete with more than 200 photos covering every year of the car's history.
The King of Cool It seems impossible. At one time, the Corvette was the car that almost nobody wanted. When it first surfaced for the 1953 model year, the cars were rough-riding, underpowered, and lacking in the "fit" and "finish" that buyers of refined roadsters would normally expect. Through six generations and major makeovers, Chevy's European-inspired rocket has outperformed and outlasted the competition. There is no other car that enjoys such a rabid fan following, and no car is more instantly recognizable, regardless of the year. In Corvette: The Great American Sports Car, accomplished automotive author John Gunnell provides a year-by-year examination of the Corvette's evolution. With more than 225 photos and fact-filled biographies of every production Corvette ever built, Corvette: The Great American Sports Car is a handy, colorful, authoritative reference sure to appeal to any Corvette lover.
GM's 1-2 Punch The argument will never have a winner. Which car was cooler, the Chevrolet Camaro, or the Pontiac Firebird? The two legendary GM F-bodies had so much in common - including the year they were born - that they would be forever joined at the hip. They were wildly popular with the car buying public and came in so many varieties that almost any driver could find happiness with a Camaro or Firebird. Alas, all good things usually come to an end, and GM pulled the plug on the two legendary nameplates in 2002 after 35 great years. After Pontiac's demise, the Firebird and Trans Am may be gone for good - certainly as "Poncho" offspring - but thankfully, the Camaro is back by popular demand. In Camaro and Firebird: GM's Power Twins, muscle car expert John Gunnell traces the year-by-year development of both legendary cars. With more than 225 color photos and fact-laden yearly bios, Gunnell packs 38 model years into one easy-to-use resource.
Coins of Canada From the earliest unified coinage in 1858 to the latest releases from the Royal Canadian Mint, Canadian Coin Digest has it all. The trusted numismatic editors and market analysts of the Krause Publications' Standard Catalog division have compiled an extensive, accurate, up-to-date listing of Canadian coinage. This new edition features: Over 1,200 images Thousands of accurate price listings New issues from the Royal Canadian Mint Accurate mintage figures KM identification numbers Detailed descriptions Trust the experts at Krause Publications to bring you a complete, economical, accurate guide to Canadian coins.
All Aboard the Crazy TrainThis is Ozzy Osbourne in all his raw and unfiltered glory; four decades worth of his best quotes, oddest observations, risqué retorts, and yes, even articulate ponderings. Ozzy might come across as a nutter (and rightly so), but when you sit down and seriously consider what he's saying . . . well, he's f**king Ozzy Osbourne and he's got things to say!The Prince of Darkness sounds off on various topics including:Black Sabbath: "We thought, Let's scare the whole f**king planet with music."Drugs and Alcohol: "I was always a miserable drunk."Rehab: "I still take medication, but not for fun."Himself: "I don't know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day."The Wit & Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne reveals Ozzy's philosophy of life and reflects the spirit of the man who made Black Sabbath famous, Christian groups frightened, and The Osbournes–a hit reality TV show.
Officially the best M.I. Hummel® resource!Find all the information you need to identify and determine the value of your M.I. Hummel® collectibles with The Official M.I. Hummel® Price Guide, officially licensed by ARS AG, Baar/Switzerland, licensor of M.I. Hummel®. This book features:2,000 full-color images.Special showcase of rare drawings by Maria Innocentia Hummel and the figurines they inspired.All your old favorites PLUS the newer "2000 Series" of figurines.Listings arranged by Hum Number make finding your collectibles easy.Full index alphabetized by item name makes cross-referencing a snap.
Business today is global--and success requires a new set of skills. But not to worry, whether you're negotiating with vendors in Asia, exploring potential markets in Africa, or leading a diverse team at home, you don't have to master the nuances of every culture you encounter. With Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, you can lead effectively in any context. Featuring fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence details a powerful, four-step model for becoming more adept at managing across cultures: Drive--boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures Knowledge--understand the relevance of differences in religion, values, norms, and languages Strategy--plan ahead for unfamiliar cultural settings, but remain flexible if actual experience differs from expectations Action--successfully adapt your behavior to each situation With Leading with Cultural Intelligence as your guide, you'll be able to thrive in any business environment--whether it's across the world or in your own backyard.
The Cinema of Errol Morris offers close analyses of the director's films--from box office successes like The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War to Morris's early works like Vernon, Florida and controversial films like Standard Operating Procedure. Film scholar David Resha's reappraisal of Morris's films allows us to rethink the traditional distinction between stylistically conservative documentaries, which are closely invested in evidence and reality, and stylistically adventurous films, which artfully call to question such claims of nonfiction and truth. According to Resha, Errol Morris does not fit neatly in this division of the documentary tradition. Rather, his experiments with documentary conventions constitute another way to investigate reality--in particular, to examine the ways in which his subjects understand, and misunderstand, themselves and the world around them. Seen within the nonfiction tradition, an Errol Morris documentary is a flexible form of lively, engaging storytelling and shrewd, cutting, in-depth reportage.
In this tour of the history of arguments for and against the existence of God, Nathan Schneider embarks on a remarkable intellectual, historical, and theological journey through the centuries of believers and unbelievers--from ancient Greeks, to medieval Arabs, to today's most eminent philosophers and the New Atheists. Framed by an account of Schneider's own unique journey, God in Proof illuminates the great minds who wrestled with one of history's biggest questions together with their arguments, bringing them to life in their time, and our own. Schneider's sure-handed portrayal of the characters and ideas involved in the search for proof challenges how we normally think about doubt and faith while showing that, in their quest for certainty and the proofs to declare it, thinkers on either side of the God divide are often closer to one another than they would like to think.
Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department's hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive.
When World War I began, Karnig Panian was only five years old, living among his fellow Armenians in the Anatolian village of Gurin. Four years later, American aid workers found him at an orphanage in Antoura, Lebanon. He was among nearly 1,000 Armenian and 400 Kurdish children who had been abandoned by the Turkish administrators, left to survive at the orphanage without adult care. This memoir offers the extraordinary story of what he endured in those years-as his people were deported from their Armenian community, as his family died in a refugee camp in the deserts of Syria, as he survived hunger and mistreatment in the orphanage. The Antoura orphanage was another project of the Armenian genocide: its administrators, some benign and some cruel, sought to transform the children into Turks by changing their Armenian names, forcing them to speak Turkish, and erasing their history. Panian's memoir is a full-throated story of loss, resistance, and survival, but told without bitterness or sentimentality. His story shows us how even young children recognize injustice and can organize against it, how they can form a sense of identity that they will fight to maintain. He paints a painfully rich and detailed picture of the lives and agency of Armenian orphans during the darkest days of World War I. Ultimately, Karnig Panian survived the Armenian genocide and the deprivations that followed. Goodbye, Antoura assures us of how humanity, once denied, can be again reclaimed.
Since the end of World War II, protests against U. S. military basing and related policies have occurred in several Asian host countries that are key U. S. allies. These protests are a matter of considerable concern to the United States as it attempts to project power across a world in which its basing policies remain highly contentious. Many episodes of contention raise important questions about the extent to which protests have and will influence policy regarding U. S. military bases in Asia. Protests Against U. S. Military Base Policy in Asia answers these questions by examining state response to twelve major protests in Asia since the end of World War II-in the Philippines, Okinawa, and South Korea. Yuko Kawato lays out the conditions under which protesters' normative arguments can and cannot persuade policy-makers to change base policy, and how protests can still generate some political or military incentives for policy-makers to adjust policy when persuasion fails. Kawato also shows that when policy-makers decide not to change policy, they can offer symbolic concessions to appear norm-abiding and to secure a smoother implementation of policies that protesters oppose. While the findings will be of considerable interest to academics and students, perhaps their largest impact will be on policy makers and activists, for whom Kawato offers recommendations for improving their decision-making and actions.
Beloved YA author Wendy Higgins delivers the explosive conclusion to the Sweet Evil trilogy. In this dramatic finale to the epic love story between Anna Whitt and Kaidan Rowe, the time has come for Anna, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, to accept her fate as the chosen one. She is destined to rid the earth of demons once and for all. But as Anna and her Nephilim allies prepare for the evil brewing, the powerful Dukes use Anna's love for bad boy Kaidan Rowe against her, and her strength is put to the ultimate test. How far will the two of them go to keep each other alive? Will love conquer all in the final battle between good and evil?
Embrace the Forbidden What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Aliens Attack! When science-camp buddies Kevin, Warner, Tara, and TJ summon alien life to earth, they quickly find out that not all extraterrestrials come in peace. Can they stop an alien takeover and save the world in time to win the Invention Convention?John Kloepfer, author of the popular Zombie Chasers books, has done it again. Galaxy's Most Wanted has a fast-paced, silly plot full of sidesplitting descriptions, a cast of diverse and endearing characters, and a slew of creepy-crawly aliens oozing off the page. With out-of-this-world black-and-white illustrations by Nick Edwards throughout, the first book in this new series is going to blast off!Meet the CharactersKevin: Science genius. Physics, biology, chemistry, you name it, Kevin can do it. He's the brains of the operation, leader of the crew.Warner Reed: Kevin's best friend and resident cool dude. He's the guy to see if you've got a 2:00 a.m. junk-food craving--but you'll pay top dollar for his top secret stash.Tara Swift: Not only is Tara supersmart and great at building things out of next to nothing, she's also in an all-girl punk band and the best drummer in the universe. (It's true--just ask her.)TJ Boyd: Computer problems? He's your man. TJ's a regular computer-programming prodigy. He's not much of a talker, though. Word around the campfire is that he damaged his voice box in a botched robotics experiment.
The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is as she expected--particularly her charming and beguiling new husband.Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy--who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away.
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