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Harper's dad is getting a divorce from her beloved stepmother, Jane. Even worse, Harper has lost her stepsister, Tess; the divorce divides them. Harper decides to escape by joining a volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee who lost their home in a tornado. Not that she knows a thing about construction. Soon she's living in a funky motel and working long days in blazing heat with a group of kids from all over the country. At the site, she works alongside Teddy, the son of the family for whom they are building the house. Their partnership turns into a summer romance, complete with power tools. Learning to trust and love Teddy isn't easy for Harper, but it's the first step toward finding her way back home.
HARPER'S DAD IS getting a divorce from her beloved stepmother, Jane. Even worse, Harper has lost her stepsister, Tess; the divorce divides them. Harper decides to escape by joining a volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee who lost their home in a tornado. Not that she knows a thing about construction.Soon she's living in a funky motel and working long days in blazing heat with a group of kids from all over the country. At the site, she works alongside Teddy, the son of the family for whom they are building the house. Their partnership turns into a summer romance, complete with power tools. Learning to trust and love Teddy isn't easy for Harper, but it's the first step toward finding her way back home.From the Hardcover edition.
Building a house with an architect should be fun. The experience should be one of the most exciting and creative efforts in one's entire life. It can only be so, however, if the client and the architect enjoy that special rapport that comes from understanding how a house is designed and constructed.
From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, also known as EepyBird, share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane that will fly forever, and many more. Each experiment features instructions that will take users from amateur to showman level--there's something here for all skill levels--alongside illustrations, photographs, and carefully explained science. How to Build a Hovercraft is guaranteed to engage curious minds and create brag-worthy results!
With his unique knack for making cutting-edge theoretical science effortlessly accessible, world-renowned physicist Paul Davies now tackles an issue that has boggled minds for centuries: Is time travel possible? The answer, insists Davies, is definitely yes--once you iron out a few kinks in the space-time continuum. With tongue placed firmly in cheek, Davies explains the theoretical physics that make visiting the future and revisiting the past possible, then proceeds to lay out a four-stage process for assembling a time machine and making it work. Wildly inventive and theoretically sound, How to Build a Time Machine is creative science at its best--illuminating, entertaining, and thought provoking. .
In January of 2006, Abbie Johnson Taylor's husband suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side. After months of therapy in a nursing facility, he returned home in September of that year. Although he still had little use of his left arm and leg, it was hoped that through outpatient therapy, he would eventually walk again. In January of 2007, he suffered a second stroke that wasn't as severe, but it was enough to impact his recovery. In August of that year, his therapy was discontinued because he showed no progress. He has never walked since. The first five poems tell the story of how Taylor found her husband when he suffered his first stroke, detail events in the first few months afterward, and describe Taylor and her husband's reactions. The rest of the poems in the first part were inspired by Taylor's experiences while caring for her husband. Covering such topics as dressing, feeding, toileting, their relationship, and his computer, they often provide a humorous outlook. Some poems are from the husband's point of view. Poems in the next two parts cover childhood memories and other topics. The last section of poems was inspired by Taylor's fifteen years of experience as a registered music therapist in a nursing home before marrying her husband.
Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit-the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire. The pioneer cabin, understandably, was a necessity.Even in today's modern and complex world, many people still reside in cabins built to withstand permanent housing. In addition, cabins that serve as hunting and fishing lodges, summer cottages, and bungalows are seen as recreational luxuries. Cabins are healthy investments-when built correctly and cared for continuously, that is.Originally published in 1934, How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows is both a historical and practical text that offers step-by-step instructions on how to build these structures and their various components: doors, windows, shutters, fireplaces, chimneys, porches, and more.In addition to shedding light on how cabins, lodges, bungalows-and even wayside stands and tourist homes-are built, the editors of Popular Science Monthly also included ideas for furnishing and decorating the finished homes and lodges, along with suggested lands on which to build them and tips on how to finance them.
Details each crucial step for assembling a modern Cobra replica, profiling the assembly of the most popular Cobra kit car - the Factory Five Cobra Mk4. Includes an informative guide to buying a pre-owned Cobra replica that covers how to inspect, evaluate, and test drive used Cobra kit cars for those who prefer to purchase one already assembled.
Here's a step-by-step process to recruit, empower and lead teams. How to Build High-Performance Teams focuses on the how-to keys of team-building--from recruiting the right team members to truly empowering them with authority and responsibility for their decisions and performance. You'll understand how to build trust, confidence, and group work skills, balancing and fine-tuning the team process as you go. You'll learn how to: * Build and manage teams that live up to their promise of higher productivity and greater problem-solving ability * Maximize team productivity by encouraging group discussion and problem-solving * Overcome organizational, management and employee barriers to teamwork * Manage interpersonal conflicts among team members
A complete and thorough guide to designing and assembling high-performance Pontiac V-8 engines, including information on the very latest aftermarket components for the Pontiac, including the new cast-iron D-port heads and aluminum blocks. If you're considering building a traditional Pontiac V-8 engine for increased power/ performance or competitive racing, this book is a critical component to achieving your goals.
TIRED OF PEOPLE ALWAYS TELLING. YOU WHAT TO DO? Why not start your own country? The kingdom of Jason! The federal republic of Katie! Let HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COUNTRY be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. It's as easy as 1, 2., 3 . . . STEP 1: Stake out your identity by creating a flag, writing a national anthem and putting your name on the map. STEP 2: Run the country by holding elections, forming a government and laying down the law. STEP 3: Meet the neighbors by joining international organizations and finding allies who will help you face the big issues of the world. Just think: your own personal country! Even if it were only the size of a bathmat, it would be all yours! So grab a copy of HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COUNTRY, and get ready to rule!
Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaceships! Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have the opportunity to experience weightlessness, courtesy of Virgin Galactic's inaugural launch. How to Build Your Own Spaceship takes readers on a fun and quirky trip to the forefront of commercial space travel-the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and financial benefits that are ripe for the picking. Science-writer Piers Bizony's breadth of knowledge, quick wit, and no-nonsense explanations of the hard science in this emerging arena will satisfy even the most dedicated space fanatics. With practical advice (from picking the best jet fuel to funding your own fleet of space crafts), unbelievable space facts, and fascinating photos, Bizony's user-friendly guide to blasting off is a must-have ticket to the final frontier. .
Buying a house should be one of the most rewarding things you can do, but it?s also one of biggest financial commitments you?ll ever make so not surprisingly it can be very stressful. In How to Buy a House, professional homefinders Phil and Kirsti,e from Location Location Location, balance the odds, helping you to find and buy your new home with confidence and success, whether you're getting a foot on the ladder or upsizing. From city flats to country retreats, Kirstie and Phil take you through the buying process, highlighting pitfalls and offering practical tips that could save you time, money and heartache, in this essential companion. FULLY UPDATED EDITION
Fall in love with reading all over again. To Carley Wells, words are the enemy. Her tutor's innumerable SAT flashcards. Her personal trainer's "fifty-seven pounds overweight" assessment. And the endless reading assignments from her English teacher, Mr. Nagel. When Nagel reports to her parents that she has answered "What is your favorite book" with "Never met one I liked," they decide to fix what he calls her "intellectual impoverishment. " They will commission a book to be written just for her-one she'll have to love-that will impress her teacher and the whole town of Fox Glen with their family's devotion to the arts. They will be patrons- the Medicis of Long Island. They will buy their daughter The Love Of Reading. Impossible though it is for Carley to imagine loving books, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch. Hunter Cay, Carley's best friend and Fox Glen's resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her lately as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze, and Vicodin. When the Wellses move writer Bree McEnroy-author of a failed meta-novel about Odysseus' failed journey home through the Internet-into their mansion to write Carley's book, Carley's sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. But as Hunter's behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself increasingly drawn into the fictional world Bree has created, and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories-those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.
While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook, which explains skills that range from the mundane (how to sweep a carpet, how to lose at checkers) to the outrageous (how to restore the apparently dead, how to read minds) to the random (how to be a guest in an English country home). John Krausz has culled material from government pamphlets, Victorian etiquette manuals, farmer's publications, old military handbooks and magazines, and more. Over 1,000 detailed line drawings illustrate his advice on good posture, Spencerian penmanship, Swiss barns, photosculpture, the ethics and aesthetics of eating...and of course, buying an elephant.
Sutton, who is a corporate attorney, identifies the pitfalls and obstacles to avoid when buying and selling a business, and emphasizes the importance of putting together a team of professional advisors for help along the way. He discusses confidentiality, franchises, the elements of a selling prospectus, reading financial reports, valuations methods, negotiations to structure the deal, and tax considerations. No index is provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Buy bank-owned properties at fire-sale prices! Banks and lending institutions today own more than one million foreclosed properties, more are in the foreclosure pipeline. Banks desperately want to get these properties off their balance sheets, but there aren't enough buyers. The result is a soft real estate market with prices investors and homeowners may not see again in their lifetime. In recent years many bargain-hunting investors and homebuyers made the mistake of trying to get foreclosure prices via short sales and pre-foreclosure-- before the bank reclaimed the property. They've been burned by endless delays and uncertainty of the messy foreclosure process. With bank-owned properties, that's over. You deal directly with a motivated seller-the bank-and get the foreclosure price without the hassles and complexity of a short sale or pre-foreclosure. This book shows you how to negotiate the best possible terms with the real estate owned (or REO) department of a bank or lender, including step-by-step instructions and no-nonsense advice on finding great deals, estimating fair market value, and closing the deal. You don't need a ton of cash, because REO investing at fire-sale prices is affordable for almost any investor or homebuyer. Provides detailed, step-based guidance on buying REO properties Written by a super-successful REO investor with fifteen years of experience
Practical advice on how to enjoy the unique benefits and avoid the pitfalls of investing in real estate abroadIn the current uncertain investment climate, foreign real estate represents a more important opportunity than ever before, for both the investor who wants to move a portion of their wealth abroad and the retiree looking for affordable living options. How to Buy Real Estate Overseas explains one of the best options available today for diversification, asset protection, and a safe haven for wealth. Foreign property is a hard asset that, unlike stocks, for example, can't go bankrupt and collapse to zero. This book is an expert guide to the advantages and the challenges of investing in real estate overseas. Author Kathleen Peddicord, an American currently based in Panama, is considered the world's foremost authority on overseas retirement and foreign property investment. She has traveled to more than 50 countries, invested in real estate in 18, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and educated her children in 4. She knows from personal experience how foreign real estate can appreciate significantly over time, throw off an annual cash flow, and provide personal enjoyment for you and your family.An investment in a piece of real estate in a foreign country is a chance for both profit and fun. How to Buy Real Estate Overseas offers practical advice on how to find great deals, buy and manage property profitably in unfamiliar and potentially volatile foreign markets.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR KAREN HAWKINS ONCE MORE SETS SCOTTISH HEARTS AFIRE WITH A SCINTILLATING NEW SERIES FEATURING THE UNCONVENTIONAL BALFOUR FAMILY. Urged by her favorite nephew, the intimidating Duchess of Roxburghe agrees to transform a thorny Scottish rose into a lovely bloom. But even she isn't prepared for fiery Rose Balfour. At seventeen, Rose fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, known as Lord Sin for his wicked ways. Stung by his indifference, the starry-eyed girl tried to win an illicit kiss, but then panicked and pushed the notorious rakehell into a fountain. Leaving Lord Sin floating among the lily pads to the mocking laughter of his peers, Rose escaped back to the obscurity of the Scottish countryside. Six years later, Sin convinces his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to invite Rose to her annual house party, where he plans to get revenge by making Rose the laughingstock of polite society. To his astonishment, he finds she has become an alluring woman who threatens to turn the tables on his nefarious plans. Thus Sin and Rose begin an epic battle of the sexes that becomes more passionate at every turn. Eventually, one will have to surrender . . . but to vengeance? Or to love's deepest passion? Includes an excerpt from the next novel in The Duchess Diaries
If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame. Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. (See glossary!) Or so it seems--until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .
Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers. The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffett's charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.
In the 144 years since Karl Marx's Das Kapital was published, the doctrine that bears his name has been embraced by millions in the name of equality, and just as dramatically has fallen from grace with the retreat of communism from the western world. But as the free market reaches its extreme limits in the economic and environmental fallout, a reassessment of capitalism's most vigorous and eloquent enemy has never been more timely. Eric Hobsbawm provides a fascinating and insightful overview of Marxism. He investigates its influences and analyses the spectacular reversal of Marxism's fortunes over the past thirty years.
Find your purpose. Make a change. If you're not happy, not fulfilled, feel empty and lack motivation, make a change. Don't exist. Live. Turn things around and live a happy, successful, fulfilling life. Go on, you deserve to. Hypnotist and celebrity life-coach Benjamin Bonetti is an expert in addressing limiting beliefs, unlocking purpose and driving success. In How to Change Your Life he shows us how to uncover our 'thing' - how to discover what we should be doing with our lives and how to make that happen. With Benjamin's help we can leap over hurdles, bash through barriers and drive forward towards successful and fulfilment. You will learn; How to discover your 'thing' - your purpose How to unleash your true potential by clearing out past beliefs and barriers. The secrets of high achievers and how to implement them yourself The real reasons why people underachieve
Apply practical strategies from the latest expert research to change the way you think and react to feelings of anger.Do you (or does someone you know) have a problem with anger? Perhaps you've been told you do, but you're skeptical. Anger can be a healthy emotion, but when we direct it outwards towards others, or fail to use it constructively, we cause lasting damage to ourselves and loved ones.Using the research of experts in the field of emotional health, this book outlines a basic understanding of anger and offers healthy ways to process and change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better deal with it. These strategies are based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), a widely used method of examining our own thoughts to challenge and change irrational beliefs.In this book, you willGet past common myths surrounding angerBreak down anger into its basic components and learn how they combine to create healthy or unhealthy expressionLearn and identify the four basic anger stylesDiscover your own anger style, and identify what triggers your angerPractice ways to respond to anger more positively by making conscious choices in your thinking, feeling, and actingKnow how and when to reach out for professional help if necessaryAbout Hazelden Quick GuidesHazelden Quick Guides are short, accessible e-books that draw on the original work and best practices of leading experts to help readers address common addiction recovery and emotional health issues. This first four-book collection applies the proven methods of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to challenge and change the irrational thoughts and beliefs that contribute to the debilitating effects of shame, anger, depression, and anxiety.
Apply practical strategies from the latest expert research to change the way you think and react to feelings of anxiety.Do you (or does someone you know) have problems with anxiety? Perhaps you're suffering in silence, or perhaps it's affecting your daily life and relationships. Anxiety is a common emotion, and is healthy at times. But when it keeps us from activities and people we once enjoyed, it's a disruptive and terrifying feeling.Using the research of experts in the field of emotional health, this book outlines a basic understanding of anxiety and offers healthy ways to process and change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better deal with it. These strategies are based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), a widely used method of examining our own thoughts to challenge and change irrational beliefs.In this book, you willDiscover the "anatomy" of anxiety and break it down into its basic elementsLearn the different forms of anxiety so you can better care for your ownUncover your own sources of anxiety and learn how certain coping strategies often make it worseDiscover how you experience anxiety through your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviorsKnow how and when to reach out for professional help, if necessaryReclaim your life from anxiety by making conscious choices in your thinking, feeling, and acting.About Hazelden Quick GuidesHazelden Quick Guides are short, accessible e-books that draw on the original work and best practices of leading experts to help readers address common addiction recovery and emotional health issues. This first four-book collection applies the proven methods of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to challenge and change the irrational thoughts and beliefs that contribute to the debilitating effects of shame, anger, depression, and anxiety.