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In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990's Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will transcend the lives and imaginations of its characters and its readers. Dazzling and viscerally powerful, The Fishermen never leaves Akure but the story it tells has enormous universal appeal. Seen through the prism of one family's destiny, this is an essential novel about Africa with all of its contradictions-economic, political, and religious-and the epic beauty of its own culture. With this bold debut, Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the most original new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation's masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.
The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and contains over 15 percent of all known species of marine fishes. This diverse fish fauna has been the subject of many publications, but, until now, no work has ever surveyed all known species, including the deep sea fishes and those of the southern Gulf.<P><P>This book is the first of two volumes that will cover the entire fish fauna of the Gulf of Mexico. An introductory section that outlines the Gulf's geographical setting, geological origin, current patterns, tides, sediments, meteorology, ecology, and biological exploration is followed by a key for the forty-four orders of fishes known from the Gulf. Keys and descriptions are provided for families, which are arranged phylogenetically, and for the species, which are arranged alphabetically, described, and distinguished from similar species. All but a few species are illustrated.
This book is the second of two volumes that cover the entire fish fauna of the Gulf of Mexico. It includes the orders Scorpaeniformes, Perciformes, Pleuronectiformes, and Tetraodontiformes. Keys and descriptions are provided for the families, which are arranged phylogenetically, and for the species, which are arranged alphabetically, described (including distribution and life history), and distinguished from similar species. All but a few species are illustrated. The volume also includes a biogeographical synopsis of the fishes of the Gulf of Mexico.
Do you know ... * how brown bears get ready for winter? * how bears walk? * how brown bears fish? * how long a bear's foot is? * why brown bears stand up? * if brown bears live near you? Read this book and become an expert on bears!
Don't cast this one aside. Anglers now have the ultimate fishing reference providing complete coverage of new gear, tackle, and equipment from the fishing industry and a directory of more than 1,400 leading fishing guides and charters. Provides fishing license fees and regulations for each state to help enthusiasts eliminate confusion when traveling. This comprehensive catalog lists rods, reels, depth finders, tackle boxes, boats, trailers, and other vital equipment available for fresh water, salt, and deep-sea fishing. It includes essential information for the traveling angler, such as top fishing resorts, state and national parks, and tourism resources for every state. Also included are contact information and brand names for every major manufacturer in the fishing and boating industries. Entertaining and information-packed articles report on salmon fishing, busting bass on the pro tour, saltwater success, Great Lakes trolling, Canadian getaways, recipes, fly-tying secrets, and more.
If you're familiar with the world of hunting, you know how important dogs are in the field. Less known, however, is how vital these canines are to fishermen. For many anglers, packing your tackle and wading through the river without a trusted fishing dog is a recipe for disaster.In Fishing Dogs, Raymond Coppinger sheds light on the true value of fishing dogs of every size, shape, and color. Monsoon dogs, for example, lay in the bilge of boats until they are disturbed by the shipping of water. At that point, they rise up out of the bilge and unleash with tremendous power a series of epicentric rotational reciprocations, thus expelling inches of boat-threatening water. Coppinger also introduces readers to the Maine bowplunk dog, which received its name from its deeply ingrained habit of standing, proud and brave, on the bow of his master's boat as it moves through the choppy waters off Maine's coast.As a biologist, distinguished fisherman, and a known storyteller and fan of satire, Coppinger is more than qualified to discuss the various breeds of fishing dogs, in addition to topics as the evolution of dogs from wolves, the dangers of crossbreeding, and finding a fisherman's perfect fishing dog.
Something fishy is going on in River heights--and this time I really mean it! First a burglar breaks into the Nickersons' home and snatches Ned's digital camera, and then a few days later his laptop is stolen. Ned is super bummed--there's no replacing the hilarious photos he snapped of his dad falling out of the boat on their fishing trip. I have a hunch this is more than a run of bad luck and I'm determined to reel in the crook--hook, line, and sinker.
Make fishing easier and more rewarding every time you pick up your rod and reelNo one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. For as long as we've been catching fish, fish have been outsmarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up!Fishing For Dummies helps you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, you'll get coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro.The latest in fishing line and equipment technology, including new electronics and gadgetsAn expanded section on casting methods for spinning tackle and bait casting8 pages of full-color fish illustrationsIf you're one of the millions of people who enjoy fishing, whether for fun or sport, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to keep "The Big One" from getting away!
Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series.
Greg had been out in his boat for two hours. The sun was starting to come up. What was he waiting for? Greg has bait hooked to the end of his line.
All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons's new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek and catching a huge brook trout when he was barely out of infancy to long opening day treks during his teens, and then on to fishing in France, Iceland, Key West, Montana, and widely elsewhere, Nick has spent a lifetime on the water.Fishing Stories features tales about bass, bluefish, tarpon, stripers, bluegill, and many other species as well as portraits of many of the unusual people with whom he has fished. Lyons describes a long, hilarious day with a character named Hawkes in one story, and then the next features a father and son on a Western lake.Through these memories, Lyons shows the comfortable pleasure of fishing waters close to home that one knows just about as well as his or her closest friends. Stories describe days of discovery and adventure on new waters; fishing with famous fishing writers, and new friends, and a granddaughter; and fishing in a little pond he built during the years he refers to as his Indian summer. An unforgettable fight with a gigantic fish in a Western river and simpler days fishing for bluegill and pickerel are also documented.No fisherman of any stripe will fail to find stories that echo his or her own experiences, and all will come closer to understanding the passion that drives all serious fishermen.
Fishing with Dad is a collection so full of life and energy that it's difficult to put down. For anyone who picks up this assemblage of fishing memories between fathers and their children, the adventure of each experience will only whet their appetite for more.
When CatKid finds out her class is going on a trip to the aquarium, she is psyched. But she's totally disappointed to discover you don't eat the fish -- you just look at them! Once she arrives, she's amazed at all there is to see -- tropical fish, jellyfish, and sea horses, too. The class is given a treasure hunt to complete during the trip, so she and her best friend, Maddie, team up to prove that no one has a nose for fish quite like CatKid.
With whole language and literature in the classroom blossoming in schools across America, Puffin's easy-to-read series is a perfect match for the times. These books are easily read by beginning readers, and their reading-level labels make it easy for parents and teachers to match the right book with the right child.
Who's that kid with the wheels? Is he a visitor? No, he's Jody George, new Pee Wee Scout. Molly is worried. She can't think of anything to say to someone new. But she is more worried about earning her hobby badge. Mrs. Peters says extra-clever Pee Wees can combine their hobbies with the program the Scouts will perform for Grandparents Day. But every hobby Molly starts turns into disaster. Even the goldfish she bought to make goldfish babies won't cooperate. The hobby hunt is on! The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the many Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, # 11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, # 17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #21 Pee Wees On skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads on Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #29 Pee Wee Pool Party, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, #33 Halloween Helpers, #34 Planet Pee Wee, #35 Pedal Power, #36 Computer Clues # 37 Wild, Wild West #38 Send in the Clowns, and #39 Molly For Mayor.
Starting off with a powerful vocabulary is the best way to prepare for a successful, stress-free time in high school. High school opens a world of new ideas and experiences-along with more challenging and sophisticated concepts. Knowing these 250 words will give students the gift of a head start that will last for years to come. Every year, thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times , as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible-because he knows and listens to students. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know gives students the most important words they'll encounter in high school, across a wide range of subjects and skill levels. This short, powerful tool will allow any student to expand his vocabulary, sharpen his writing skills, and be prepared to make the most of his high school years!
Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in high school and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading educational authority. Each entry contains a complete definition, word origin, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for eighth grade graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, preparing them for standardized tests, and increasing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving students who are entering high school a clear advantage before they begin.
Learn the words you need to succeed in college and beyond!With a powerful vocabulary on your side, a world of possibilities opens up. It is a gift of confidence and knowledge for college, your career, and beyond. Knowing these 250 words will give you the edge you need to succeed in anything you set your mind to do. Every year, thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times , as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible-because he knows and listens to students. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know gives you the most important words you'll need to know to build your success across a wide range of subjects and skill levels. This short, powerful tool will expand your vocabulary, sharpen your writing skills, make you more persuasive, and prepare you for every success you want to achieve!
Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, increasing word comprehension, and honing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving young adults entering college or starting a career a clear advantage before they begin.
When it comes to academic excellence, the Ivy Leagues aren't the only schools worth their salt. And nobody knows that better than Edward B. Fiske. Beyond the Ivies introduces an exclusively selected sample from the 2014 Guide to Colleges of ten schools that have redefined what it means to be a top university. From leading engineering institutions to small liberal arts colleges, discover which of these academic elites fits your needs the most! Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the corridors of Benjamin Franklin's university? Or to study in the same library as countless Nobel laureates? Take an in-depth look at the history and prestige of the most well-known and elite universities in the nation-the Ivy Leagues. With this exclusive sample from the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, you can uncover the traditions behind the prestigious reputations and discover which of these academic elites would be the best fit for you. Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Applying for college is a stressful endeavor: choosing the right schools, paying application fees, and writing personal essays. But, before you can even get to those steps you're faced with the prospect of taking the SAT or ACT-two of the most daunting tests of a young person's life. Maybe you're not a good test-taker, or you freeze under pressure, causing your score to plummet-what do you do now? Are you hopes of getting into a good college dashed forever? The answer is unequivocally no-you can attend a great college even if your SAT or ACT scores are lacking. Edward B. Fiske-the author of the most trusted college guide on the market-has compiled a collection of SAT/ACT optional schools. Though these schools may not require test scores, they still deliver a high quality education. Included: -14 high quality SAT/ACT optional schools -Full Fiske write ups and descriptions -Color photographs -Statistics on every school
Get accepted to the college that's right for you. Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college. The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the only admissions guide that starts with an in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools you actually want to get into. The #1 expert on America's colleges will show you how to:Choose the right kind of school for you, Filter out the hype, Earn the test scores colleges want to see, Write authentic essays (even if you're not a great writer, Submit an application that shows off your best features, Ask the right questions during campus visits, Know how admissions officers rank candidates, Get off the waiting list and get accepted, and Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package. The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice. Edward B. Fiske served for seventeen years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He writes the bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. Bruce G. Hammond has devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Education Management. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,and U. S. News & World Report.
Top College Essays That Show You What Works1. Take the stress out of writing your essays!Every fall, thousands of aspiring students just like you spend hours staring at a computer screen, searching for a clever opening line or life-changing experience. It doesn't have to be that hard--we'll help you push past writer's block and find a topic that works for you!2. Let your personality shine through!A good essay does not need to be a literary masterpiece or a scholarly treatise worthy of James Joyce. The best essays come from high school students just being themselves. We'll teach you how to showcase yourself--and all the depth, with, charm, and quirkiness you bring to your daily life.3. Submit an essay that will get you in!College admissions experts Edward B. Fiske and Bruce G. Hammond give you all the advice you need for an essay that will open the door to the college of your choice. You'll find effective examples from real applicants--of all skill levels--and learn how to successfully bring your essay from initial draft to final submission.Real essays on these topics and more: Athletics The Arts Racial and Cultural Differences Humor Family Personal Growth Travel
The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do. But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.
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