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Joe and Frank's winter break skiing holiday turns to horror in this Hardy Boys adventure--a fresh approach to a classic series.Frank and Joe are thrilled to spend winter break hitting the slopes at the Granite Peak Lodge ski resort. What could be better than an action-packed week of skiing and snowboarding set against a scenic mountain landscape? But their plans hit an unexpected bump when a blizzard blows in, closing the roads and leaving the boys stranded in the lodge with several others. Meanwhile, a series of deadly mishaps threatens to sabotage the resort--and the lives of its trapped guests. First, a fellow vacationer nearly freezes solid when he's locked out during the raging storm. Then, the lodge's electricity is cut off, broken glass turns up in the breakfast waffles, and a resort employee is buried in a snowdrift. Who's behind these sinister acts? Is the culprit trapped in the lodge with them? The Hardys are determined to find out--before they're caught in an avalanche of danger.
Vicki Barr's greatest desire is to obtain her pilot's license. Vicki signs up to take lessons with Bill Avery, who owns a small airport north of town. Bill's airfield serves small, unscheduled cargo flights. Vicki immediately learns that Bill has his hands full running his small airport and that Bill is hopelessly disorganized. Vicki tries to help him straighten up his disorderly office and put some order in his affairs. Bill's chief competitor, Andrew Corey, owns a neighboring airfield and is putting pressure on Bill to sell out to him. Bill refuses to sell his airfield, and shortly thereafter, one of Bill's planes is sabotaged. Could it just be coincidence, or could Andrew Corey or Bill's mysterious new mechanic, Spin Voight, be involved? All that Vicki knows for certain is that Spin appears to hold a grudge against her. Bill's problems multiply as a mysterious company named Land and Sky, Inc. tries to buy his airport, and local farmers seek an injunction to close Avery Airport. Vicki remains convinced that both Andrew Corey and Spin Voight are behind Bill's problems and works to uncover the plot before Bill's time runs out.
HIDE-AND-SEEK The Himalayas become a deadly hunting zone when a nuclear warhead is stolen from a black-market warehouse in Kathmandu. Knowing the incident could start World War III, the President sends Mack Bolan and a CIA operative to retrieve the weapon in the treacherous border region between Tibet and Nepal. But the U.S. isn't the only country in the search. Bolan and his ally are up against cunning Chinese and Russian assassins, and several local warlords are vying for the valuable nuke, as well. These competing parties are determined to reach the weapon first-no matter how many witnesses they eliminate on the way. With few alternatives and the trail of innocent blood growing longer, Bolan accepts the help of an old spy. But can he be trusted? With the harsh mountain terrain working against them, the Executioner will need to rely on his wits to win this race...because coming in second is not an option.
Tam-sin knew dreams; she had been able to summon and dismiss them at her own will; they and the people in them had been but toys with which she could play at desire. Until she had dreamed for Lord Starrex and plunged them both into such a venture as she could not control. Somehow she had brought them here, to new identities, new adventures, and doubtless, new dangers. But there was Kas, who had striven to put an end to both in two times, two worlds, and who must also have been wrenched with them into this, though not in her company? She was to find out, and the doing was to bring her into the alien laws and unmapped lands of yet a third world, and eventually a fourth and a fifth. . . .
Politics and passion collide on a Caribbean pleasure cruise when a woman is kidnapped--and rescued by the most dangerous man she knows In the wrong place at the wrong time. Amber Larkspur is on a cruise ship headed to the Caribbean when she witnesses an abduction. The target is a powerful Washington senator who is a friend of her father's and a member of the president's inner circle. Then Amber is abducted too. Terrified that she's going to die, she is shocked to be rescued by the seductive stranger who shared her bed a year ago. But Michael Adams hasn't come to save her. Haunted by the explosion that killed his wife and daughter, Adam Tchartoff lives for the day he can carry out his retribution. To the world he's a heartless assassin. As Michael Adams, he can infiltrate the most impenetrable terrorist cells. Now a covert government mission has thrust Amber into harm's way. The only way to protect her is to keep up the pretense. But will his hunger for revenge cost him the woman whose passion has brought him back to life? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today. Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. His bold conclusions cast doubt on well-entrenched attitudes about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on warfare, the future of Western dominance, and much more. Taking into account wars waged by virtually all civilizations since the beginning of recorded history, France finds that despite enormous cultural differences, war was conducted in distinctly similar ways right up to the Military Revolution and the pursuit of technological warfare in the nineteenth century. Since then, European and American culture has shaped warfare, but only because we have achieved a sense of distance from it, France argues. He warns that the present eminence of U. S. power is much more precarious and accidental than commonly believed. The notion that war is a distant phenomenon is only an illusion, and our cultural attitudes must change accordingly.
Ever since birth we've been told, 'we're nobody unless we're number one.' But now that we've so dutifully mastered the ability to defend our self-worth, this book shows why we must learn to forget it and redirect search for significance to the one true source of value - Jesus Christ.
Nowhere to turn When she witnesses her boss's murder, Chelsea Rogers is forced on the run. Hiding out as a personal assistant to a wealthy matron on a Hawaiian vacation, she hopes to stay off-the-radar. But then Alex Sullivan, her employer's dashing but highly suspicious attorney, starts digging into her identity-and hired guns begin stalking her every move. Another murder leaves her with no choice-she has to trust Alex to have any chance of surviving. But when the threats against her put them both at risk, will the danger she can't outrun cost her the man she's learned to love?
STONY MANOnly a few know of their existence, but the lives of millions lie in their hands. An elite, covert counterterrorist team acting under the President, Stony Man comprises the best cyber technicians and military warriors in the world. Their goal is to fight terror anywhere and anytime-even if it means sacrificing their lives in the process.PERILOUS SKIESWhen billion-dollar stealth technology drops to bargain prices, governments and drug cartels around the world want in on the action. Suddenly, hotspots are cropping up everywhere, and even the United States can feel its military security slipping away. No country is safe unless Stony Man's command can find a way to destroy the technology. Determined to stop war from erupting, Able Team is sent to find the brain behind the stealth tech, while Phoenix Force infiltrates China to destroy the manufacturing plant. But time is of the essence. And the clock is already counting down.
UNDER SUSPICION For FBI agent Sam Steele, there's no room for error or emotions on his latest undercover assignment. Getting close to gallery owner Jennifer Robbins while on an Alaskan cruise is the only way to catch her dealing stolen art. Out on the icy seas, Jen suddenly goes from suspect to victim when she's targeted by a deadly enemy. And Sam's mission goes from investigating an art crime to protecting the woman who's begun to melt his heart. As danger looms closer, he'll do anything to save her life-even if it costs him his own.
Branded a minion of evil--escaping a death sentence imposed by his half-brother Lysaer and his Alliance of Light--Arithon, Master of Shadow, must choose to either cast his lot with a renegade enchanter whom Arithon dares not trust or die by the swords of fanatical enemies.
Book 38. Judd and his friends face a new threat from the Global Community. Will God help them escape? Will they reach more people with their message? As a few members of the Young Tribulation Force move to Petra, deadly news reaches them about a beloved friend. While Lionel adjusts to a new assignment, Judd and Vicki must make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they face the final clays before the battle of Armageddon.
In this Isabel Dalhousie original short story, available exclusively in electronic format, our intrepid heroine--accused by a distraught wife of being the "other woman"--makes a surprising discovery as she attempts to defend her reputation.Summer in Edinburgh is a season of delicate sunshine and showers, picnics with loved ones in blossoming gardens, and genteel celebrations of art and music. But Isabel Dalhousie's peaceful idyll is broken when a single meeting over coffee with fellow philosopher Dr. George McLeod brings an irate phone call from his wife, Roz, who implacably accuses Isabel of conducting an affair with her husband. Wounded by the injustice of Roz's wild allegation and concerned both for her standing among the gossipy group of her scholarly peers and for Roz's apparent state of hysteria, Isabel sets out to discover more about the McLeods, and to set the record straight before the bitterness in their marriage poisons her own reputation. For insight into the McLeods' relationship she turns to Millie, who is both an old acquaintance of Isabel's and a university colleague of George's. In this engaging, intelligently observed story, Alexander McCall Smith's sharp-eyed heroine is reminded once again to avoid jumping to hasty conclusions about the lives of others, and to value friendship wherever it's found.
Summer in Edinburgh is a season of delicate sunshine and showers, picnics with loved ones in blossoming gardens, and genteel celebrations of art and music. But Isabel Dalhousie's peaceful idyll is broken when a single meeting over coffee with fellow philosopher Dr. George McLeod brings an irate phone call from his wife, Roz, who implacably accuses Isabel of conducting an affair with her husband. Wounded by the injustice of Roz's wild allegation and concerned both for her standing among the gossipy group of her scholarly peers and for Roz's apparent state of hysteria, Isabel sets out to discover more about the McLeods, and to set the record straight before the bitterness in their marriage poisons her own reputation. For insight into the McLeods' relationship she turns to Millie, who is both an old acquaintance of Isabel's and a university colleague of George's. In this engaging, intelligently observed story, Alexander McCall Smith's sharp-eyed heroine is reminded once again to avoid jumping to hasty conclusions about the lives of others, and to value friendship wherever it's found.
Beginning with Woodrow Wilson and U. S. entry into World War I and closing with the Great Depression, The Perils of Prosperity traces the transformation of America from an agrarian, moralistic, isolationist nation into a liberal, industrialized power involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. William E. Leuchtenburg's lively yet balanced account of this hotly debated era in American history has been a standard text for many years. This substantial revision gives greater weight to the roles of women and minorities in the great changes of the era and adds new insights into literature, the arts, and technology in daily life. He has also updated the lists of important dates and resources for further reading. "This book gives us a rare opportunity to enjoy the matured interpretation of an American Historian who has returned to the story and seen how recent decades have added meaning and vividness to this epoch of our history. "--Daniel J. Boorstin, from the Preface
"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books "An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com "Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com "Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes." --Pop Culture Guy "The Hound of the Baskervilles." "A Scandal in Bohemia." "The Sign of the Four." These are just a few of the well-known mysteries solved by the one and only Sherlock Holmes. The legendary detective is one of the most enduring literary characters of all time, and he appears once more in The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. Each of these adventurous tales has been authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While you may recognize some of these stories, others--such as "The Serpent's Egg"--are revealed for the very first time. Other works in this collection include three previously published essays that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Uncover these captivating Sherlock Holmes mysteries and essays In this adventurous collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, you will find yourself right by the legendary detective's side as he investigates a whole new series of crimes. Each of these fascinating tales are authorized by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate, and while you will recognize some of them, other stories, like "The Serpent's Egg," are revealed here for the very first time. This entertaining book also includes three previously published essays, "Channeling Holmes," "On the Significance of Boswells," and "Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?" that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. WithThe Perils of Sherlock Holmes, you will love diving into the extraordinary mindset and thrilling investigations of your favorite sleuth!
Period 8. An hour a day. You can hang out. You can eat your lunch. You can talk. Or listen. Or neither. Or both. Nothing is off-limits. The only rule is that you keep it real; that you tell the truth. Heller High senior Paul Baum--aka Paulie Bomb--tells the truth. Not the "Wow, that's an ugly sweater" variety of truth, but the other kind. The truth that matters. It might be hard. It often hurts. But Paulie doesn't know how not to tell it. When he tells his girlfriend Hannah the life-altering, messed-up, awful truth, his life falls apart. The truth can get complicated, fast. But someone in Period 8 is lying. And Paulie, Hannah, and just about everyone else who stops by the safe haven of the P-8 room daily are deceived. And when a classmate goes missing and the mystery of her disappearance seeps beyond P-8 and into every hour of the day, all hell breaks loose.
What is my period exactly? Do I need to see a doctor? What does it feel like to wear a pad? What if I get my period at school? Karen Gravelle and her fifteen-year-old niece, Jennifer Gravelle, have written a down-to-earth and practical book that answers any questions you might have about your period, from what it is and what it feels like, to how to choose pads and tampons, to how to talk to your parents about it. The Period Book will help guide you through all the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with your period, as well as related issues like dealing with pimples, mood swings, and new expectations from friends and family. Debbie Palen's funny and sympathetic cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel, and celebrate the new sense of power and maturity that your period can bring. Perfect for sharing,The Period Book is a trusty friend that can help you feel happy and confident about this new phase of your life.
Come on a journey into the heart of matter-and enjoy the process!-as a brilliant scientist and entertaining tour guide takes you on a fascinating voyage through the Periodic Kingdom, the world of the elements. The periodic table, your map for this trip, is the most important concept in chemistry. It hangs in classrooms and labs throughout the world, providing support for students, suggesting new avenues of research for professionals, succinctly organizing the whole of chemistry. The one hundred or so elements listed in the table make up everything in the universe, from microscopic organisms to distant planets. Just how does the periodic table help us make sense of the world around us? Using vivid imagery, ingenious analogies, and liberal doses of humor P. W. Atkins answers this question. He shows us that the Periodic Kingdom is a systematic place. Detailing the geography, history and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, he demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties. Here's an opportunity to discover a rich kingdom of the imagination kingdom of which our own world is a manifestation.
Like the alphabet, the calendar, or the zodiac, the periodic table of the chemical elements has a permanent place in our imagination. But aside from the handful of common ones (iron, carbon, copper, gold), the elements themselves remain wrapped in mystery. We do not know what most of them look like, how they exist in nature, how they got their names, or of what use they are to us. Welcome to a dazzling tour through history and literature, science and art. In Periodic Tales, you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and neon as it lights its way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future and why zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the White House in Washington, the glow of a streetlight with the salt on your dinner table. From ancient civilizations to contemporary couture, from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorous in your pee, the elements are near and far and all around us. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating but mysterious building blocks of the universe.
A collection of sources, many of them fragmentary and previously scattered and hard to access, for the development of Peripatetic philosophy in the later Hellenistic period and the early Roman empire. This book provides the background against which the first commentator on Aristotle from whom extensive material survives, Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c. AD 200) developed his interpretations which continue to be influential even today. Many of the passages are here translated into English for the first time, including the whole of the summary of Peripatetic ethics attributed to 'Arius Didymus'.
Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring theses narratives homes, proposing surprising new vision of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.
In both traditional Chinese cuisine as well as herbal medicine, there has never been a strict distinction between the roles of "food" and "medicine" in the kitchen or the clinic. One of the most basic premises of traditional Chinese medical therapy states, "When illness occurs, first try to cure it with food; only when food fails should one resort to herbal medicines." This means two things: first, that properly prepared food which has been correctly balanced for specific conditions is always the best cure; second, that food is always the best means for delivering medicinal herbs, especially tonics, into the human system. Tonics such as Ginseng and Wolfberry, for example, are more therapeutically effective and readily absorbed into the body when they are taken with fortifying foods such as chicken and pigeon than when administered alone. Only when a person's condition precludes such foods are the herbs prescribed alone as decoctions, powders, or pills.Cooking food with medicinal herbs to increase both their therapeutic and nutritional values is one of the most ancient and original principles in traditional Chinese cuisine. Indeed, within the royal palaces and wealthy households of ancient China, it was always the custom to retain professional herbalists to formulate all of the recipes prepared in the kitchen, after which the cooks did the actual cooking. Herbalists decided which medicinal herbs should be combined with which foods, and these herbal formulas have remained an integral part of traditional Chinese recipes down to the present day, which explains why therapeutically potent herbs such as garlic, ginger and spring onions appear in almost every Chinese dish.In addition to the basic herbs used to balance both the flavours and essential energies in food, the medicinal herb most highly favoured in Chinese herbal cooking is the tonic variety. Tonic dishes are specially blended combinations of fortifying foods and tonifying herbs, and their primary functions are to increase strength and stamina, enhance energy and immunity, boost sexual vitality and fertility, and prolong life. While many tonic dishes also have curative value for various common illnesses, their main role is to keep people healthy and make them stronger, and extend the enjoyment and vital functions of life to a ripe old age.The recipes presented in this book rank among the all-time favorite tonic dishes on the Chinese menu, both for their exotic taste and their potent therapeutic values, and all of them are easily prepared at home. Many of the common tonic herbs, such as Chinese Wolfberry, Job's Tears, cinnamon, gingko nuts, lotus seeds, white fungus, dried lily bulb and red dates are available in Chinese food markets, as well as in the Asian food sections of well stocked supermarkets. Others can be purchased in any Chinese herb shops.
Traditional northern Chinese recipes are presented with clear and easy step-by-step instructions. This book is your key to enjoying classic favorites like Pot Sticker Dumplings, Black Bean Sauce Noodles and Five Spice Beijing Spareribs.