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ICING ON THE LAKE Beach reads for snow bunnies-our wildly popular beach reads expand to winter! The author of Maine Squeeze is back with another funny, romantic novel, this time in the snow.
FOAM AT THE MOUTH ABOUT SCIENCE! Have you ever wondered why your breath smells bad or how far you can spit? Have you ever wanted to blow up marshmallows or catapult them across a room? Are you inquisitive enough to pet a worm but too queasy to eat one? You may be surprised what this book will get you to do in the name of science. Each experiment is clearly outlined and explained so that you'll not only know how to do something neat like shoot water without a squirt gun, but you'll know why it happens, too. So clear off your kitchen counter, gather a few sample materials, and get ready to roll up your sleeves, pinch your nose, and plunge into some of the slimiest science experiments around!
Get in sync with iCloud & iTunes Match, with this 96-page e-book guideWant to keep your calendar, contacts, e-mail, and iWork documents up to date and in sync--no matter where you are or which iOS device you're using? Want access to your photos or music library everywhere? Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match services make it simple and automatic--and this In A Day For Dummies e-book will help you get up and running with iCloud and iTunes Match quickly.Covers the basics of setting up iCloud on your devices and syncing your e-mail, contacts, calendars, notes, to-do lists, reminders, and more Shows you how to subscribe to iTunes Match, scan and match your music library, and start streaming your favorite songs Walks you through using iCloud to retrieve a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad Includes access to "Beyond the Book" online bonus content to help you put your iCloud and iTunes Match skills into practiceDownload iCloud & iTunes Match In A Day For Dummies and get your head in the iCloud today!
An easy-to-use guide, filled with tutorials that will teach you how to set up and use iCloud, and profit from all of its marvellous features.This book is for anyone with basic knowledge of computers and mobile operations. Prior knowledge of cloud computing or iCloud is not expected.
It is summer 1999 in Russia, a country on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets. For the West, Russia is a basket case. But for Igor Komarov, onetime army sergeant who has risen to leadership of the right-wing UPF party, the chaos is made to order. As he waits in the wings for the presidential election of January 2000, his striking voice rings out over the airwaves offering the roiling masses hope at last-not only for law, order, and prosperity, but for restoring the lost greatness of their land. Who is this man with the golden tongue who is so quickly becoming the promise of a Russia reborn? A document stolen from party headquarters and smuggled to Washington and London sends nightmare chills through those who remember the past, for this Black Manifesto is pure Mein Kampf in a country with frightening parallels to the Germany of the Weimar Republic. Officially the West can do nothing, but in secret a group of elder statesmen sends the only person who can expose the truth about Komarov into the heart of the inferno. Jason Monk, ex-CIA and "the best damn agent-runner we ever had," had sworn he would never return to Moscow, but one name changes his mind. Colonel Anatoli Grishin, the KGB officer who tortured and murdered four of Monk's agents after they had been betrayed by Aldrich Ames, is now Komarov's head of security. Monk has a dual mission: to stop Komarov, whatever it takes, and to prepare the way for an icon worthy of the Russian people. But he has a personal mission as well: to settle the final score with Grishin.To do this he must stay alive-and the forces allied against him are ruthless, the time frighteningly short....
Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager? Whose record did you wear out? Whose life story could you not resist? Fascination works in mysterious ways-it can be born out of inspiration, or repulsion, or both. In these daring essays, some of the most provocative writers of our time offer a private view on a public figure. In the process, they reveal themselves in beautiful and unexpected ways, blurring the line between biography and memoir.Original essays: Introduction by Amy Scholder Mary Gaitskill on Linda Lovelace Rick Moody on Karen Dalton Johanna Fateman on Andrea Dworkin Danielle Henderson on bell hooks Hanne Blank on MFK Fisher Kate Zambreno on Kathy Acker Justin Vivian Bond on Karen Graham Jill Nelson on Aretha Franklin Zoe Pilger on Mary Gaitskill
Bring your Apple products together and enjoy an orchard of intelligent, unified technology!Whether at work or at home, syncing multiple Apple devices can help you achieve an organized, streamlined, harmonized life. With this unique resource, you discover how to get the most out of AirPlay and iCloud, Apple's streaming and cloud services. Featuring a four-color design and packed with helpful codes, tips, and tricks, this accessible book shows you how to write a document on an iMac at home and then continue editing it on an iPad while on the go without worrying about synching the devices to each other. Perhaps you're interested in watching a movie on an iPhone during the commute home and then stream that movie to an HDTV via an Apple TV once you're back on the couch. Those are just a sneak preview of the tutorials in this book that will show you how to take full advantage of the cross-family integration of Apple's products.Walks you through how to keep your documents, apps, e-mails, messages, and photos in sync across all of your iOS and Mac OS X devicesShows you how to DJ your own event with music streaming via AirPlay to multiple speakers across your home or venue and even allow guests to add songs to the playlist via the cloudExplains how you can give professional presentations direct from your Mac or iOS device on an HDTV or projector using AirPlay mirroringDetails ways to time shift your entertainment by accessing books, movies, music, TV shows, and games on all your devices, wherever you areGuides you through instructions for playing games on your iPhone or iPad while viewing them on your HDTVGet organized at work and at home with synced contacts, bookmarks, and e-mails on all of your devices via WiFi and cellular data with this book as your guide!
When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses - which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as... Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. "Red" Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard "Rick" Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who "appropriated" insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader.
This two-volume encyclopedia of "iconic" examples of American architecture, part of the Greenwood Icons series, discusses 24 of the most memorable structures such as Alcatraz Prison, the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument. Langmead (architecture and design, U. of South Australia) explains the historical significance of each icon by exploring the reasons why it was built and how it became an icon. He provides an architect's view of the unique features of each structure and even provides details on the costs and challenges of construction. He provides plenty of illustrations and photographs of these icons-the images of the Golden Gate Bridge while under construction are particularly striking-and he includes a glossary that makes this reference equally accessible to architectural students and general readers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Intended as a reference for students in high school and up, this two-volume set considers 24 important inventions and their inventors over the past 600 years. Each chapter reviews the background of an inventor (or group of inventors) and describes the origin and early development of the invention, introductory marketing, and subsequent activities of the inventors. The inventors' competitors are also profiled, and the sometimes controversial routes that the inventors took to their most famous creations are detailed. Volume I begins with the printing press, the steam engine, and food preservation, and concludes with electric power and vaccination. Volume II begins with Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and the radio, and ends with satellite communications, Bill Gates, and the Internet. B&w historical and contemporary photos are included. Klooster is a retired attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. The series introduces a new reference format and approach to popular culture, focusing on icons that embody a group of values, elicit strong reactions, reflect the essence of a time and place, and link different traditions and periods. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Gideon Oliver expects to be amicably bored when he takes on the role of "accompanying spouse" at a lodge in the magnificent wild country of Glacier Bay, Alaska, where his forest ranger wife Julie is attending a conference. But it turns out to be exactly his cup of tea. There is another group at the lodge: six scientists on a memorial journey to the site of a thirty-year-old glacial avalanche that killed three of their colleagues. Their leader is TV's most popular science personality, the unctuous M. Audley Tremaine, who is the sole survivor of the fatal avalanche.But he doesn't survive long, and is soon found hanged in his room. If that isn't upsetting enough, shocked hikers discover human bones emerging from the foot of the glacier--are they the shattered remains of the three who died, finally seeing daylight after their two-mile. three-decade journey within the glacial flow?When the FBI seek expert help, everyone agrees how fortunate it is that Dr. Oliver, the famed Skeleton Detective, is on the scene. Everybody, that is, but the person who wants ancient history to stay that way--and who believes that murder is the surest way to keep the past buried.
The Icy Hand Volume 2 :The Second Adventure Instanley Buggle's Saga Even more wicked and weird than the first!Stanley is looking forward to a relaxing winter. After all,nothing could have been weirder than the werewolf curse and plotting pirates he had to face the summer before! Orat least that's what Stanley thinks; but he has a lot to learn about Cramdon Rock, especially after accidentally bringing some dead pirates back to life--ones that make the previous pirates he faced look like cuddly puppy dogs and ones that are trudging across the arctic determined to find a magical medallion in Stanley's house. The only person who can save him is his dead great-uncle Bartholomew, which is a little tricky considering he's...well, dead. Oh, and did we mention headless? With the help of a talking stuffed fish and a new friend named Daisy, Stanley sets out to find his great-uncle's head, stop the pirates, and win over some new readers in this second funny and spooky installment of a thrilling new series.
Rural Kentucky in the 1950s is not an easy place to grow up in, and it's especially hard for ten-year-old Icy Sparks, an orphan who lives with her grandparents. Life becomes even more difficult for Icy when violent tics and uncontrollable cursing begin - symptoms brought on by a troubling affliction that goes undiagnosed until her adulthood. Icy's adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness, and its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humour as it recounts a young girl's painful and poignant journey to womanhood - and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way.
If you?ve ever wondered what effect video games have on your children?s minds or worried about how much private information the government and big companies know about you, ID is essential reading.Professor Susan Greenfield argues persuasively that our individuality is under the microscope as never before; now more then ever we urgently need to look at what we want for ourselves as individuals and for our future society.ID is an exploration of what it means to be human in a world of rapid change, a passionately argued wake-up call and an inspiring challenge to embrace creativity and forge our own identities.
After her mother's untimely death, Clara Schwartz became distant, withdrawn. Her father, a renowned DNA researcher, lived in a farmhouse outside Leesburg, Virginia, where in December 2001, he was fatally stabbed by what seemed to be a ninja-style sword. Police arrested Kyle Hulbert, a troubled teen--and aspiring vampire. Kyle was Clara's friend, one of a circle obsessed with role-playing games. Drawing on exclusive interviews with the killer, bestselling author M. William Phelps reveals a frightening subculture, the tragic collision of two young people's dark worlds, and its deadly consequences.Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel--a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You AnywhereEliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects--or wants--to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her--and share the truth about his other victims.Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it--even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside.An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet. hit yet.
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel-a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You Anywhere Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects-or wants-to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere. In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her-and share the truth about his other victims. Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it-even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside. An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza's absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia's largest high school with 3600 students. Entering Northeast's crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about "Mr. Danza's" showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat. Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today's technologically savvy - and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher's day, given the psychological burdens many students carry. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles - from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to "coaching" the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions. A surprisingly poignant account, I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.ica is still one of the most unappreciated." --Erin Gruwell, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Freedom Writers Diary "At age 59 Tony Danza inexplicably chose to become a teacher at a tough, inner-city school. The story he tells is moving, eye-opening, and compellingly honest. Love infuses his work, and he cries a lot. Read this book and you will too."--Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor "It takes a lot of courage to stand in front of a group of teens and proclaim yourself their teacher. It takes even more to be a good one -- someone who sees each student as an individual with a unique life story. Tony Danza put himself forward to teach children and learn from them, knowing that the more he really understood these kids the better teacher he could be for them. We easily forget how truly difficult it is to be a transformational teacher and in these pages you can see that's what he became."--Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees & Wannabees "Tony Danza is filled with life, joy and the spirit of altruism - which makes him a natural teacher, as well as a perfect witness to the victories and tragedies in today's inner-city classroom. Like teaching itself, this book is an emotional roller-coaster - but it's also a sobering account of the perilous state of schools in our poor communities. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the nation's children."--Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone "I highly recommend I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had to everyone who has thought about teaching as an encore career - and anyone who wants to know what life is like for teachers and students in American public school classrooms today. Tony's book will make you laugh, cry, and cheer. It serves as a call to action for every one of us to take a stand and commit to the education of our young people."--Sherry Lansing, Former CEO of Paramount Pictures and Founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation
"Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I'm in the middle of doing something?" "You don't have to yell at me! Everything has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!" Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century. I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today's constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won't take "no" for an answer.
Marilyn Meberg has found a wonderful formula for living: "Cheer up, for Christ has overcome the world." One of the featured speakers on the wildly popular Women of Faith tour, Marilyn uses her own life events to show how we can maintain joy in the midst of difficult heartbreaking experiences.
From New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison comes the sizzling tale of two friends and the provocative bet that forever changes their lives. Now, with their futures up in the air, who will play one vengeful game too many? And who will wish she wasn't left standing?I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Why won't she let him go? Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. Now with a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it's past time to make some tough decisions. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
In this sizzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, two friends make a provocative bet that forever changes their lives. . .I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
Ida Early is as tall as the tales she tells, a gangly scarecrow who comes to the rural Georgia home of widower Mr. Sutton during the Depression years. Her offer to help out for a spell delights the four Sutton children and their father ... and life becomes a three-ring circus for the kids.
The Idaho Adventure is a multi-media textbook program for 4th grade Idaho studies. The program is based on Idaho's Content Standards for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.