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The Simon & Schuster Thesaurus for Children provides students with the tools they need to build their vocabulary, improve their writing skills, and express themselves more accurately and precisely. The thesaurus is packed with information that encourages children to expand their knowledge of the English language. With over 800 main entries and 5,000 synonyms, the Simon & Schuster Thesaurus for Children helps young writers make correct word choices and avoid repetition. It stimulates children's creativity and gives them a new understanding of the complex resources of language. SOME SIMON & SCHUSTER THESAURUS FOR CHILDREN HIGHLIGHTS: More than 800 entries and 5,000 synonyms; Entries that give parts of speech, definitions, and example sentences; Easy-to-use cross-references; A complete index of all the synonyms, antonyms, phrases, and idioms; Special word banks that contain additional word choices; Unique word alerts that warn of possible problems in grammar or word use; Common phrases and idioms; Synonyms that include definitions and one or more example sentences.
In the early 15th century, during the middle of the Hundred Years' War, England and France were fighting for sovereignty over France. It was a time of hand-to-hand combat, the invention of the longbow, and real knights in armor. Simon Beauvallet was born in 1386, the illegitimate son of Geoffrey of Malvallet. After his mother's death in 1400, he and his half-brother, the legitimate son and heir of his father, became great friends of the Prince, fighting against France. Known for his silence and nicknamed "the Coldheart," Simon nonetheless loved children and had a complex and deep personality. After the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, he was sent to besiege Belremy, where he met the lady, Margaret, who eventually surrendered to the English and became his bride. "She makes the knightly days live again. " -Boston Evening Transcript"An outstanding storyteller. " -The Times Literary Supplement
In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book by asking: "Then what kind of a problem does being a woman pose?" Bauer's aim is to show that in answering this question The Second Sex dramatizes the extent to which being a woman poses a philosophical problem. In exploring what it might mean to philosophize as a woman, Beauvoir produced a book that not only sparked the contemporary feminist movement but also, Bauer argues, made an important but still profoundly undervalued contribution to the philosophical tradition.
Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.
Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. This book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.
When Gwyneth returned his gaze, she thought she would be lost in it. She nearly gasped when Simon went down on one knee before her and bowed his head to her. It was a signal honor to her for all to see and a magnificently submissive gesture that only the least submissive of men could afford.
A workbook based on the author's popular workshops.
A year of brief daily meditations for women, covering everything from spirituality to fashion to stress-management, to food and home decorating.
We all get "stuck" at times. You may be creatively blocked, spiritually burned out, or in some other way stalled, paralyzed, or simply bored. The good news is, there is always something you can do to move forward. In this thoughtful book, Vinita Hampton Wright offers sixty practical and possible suggestions and meditations to help propel you out of gridlock and into a richer life.
Prefaced by the famousAtlantic Monthlyessay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form.
Set your GPS for the small town of Harmony, Kansas, where a city girl becomes embroiled in mystery and romance. Graphic designer Gracie Temple is engaged to Sam Goodrich. As she returns from chaperoning her protegé, Hannah Mueller, during summer art classes in the city, Gracie is eager to finish her wedding plans and marry the man of her dreams. But unexpected events threaten to disrupt the peaceful lives of those in Harmony--and Gracie's wedding. Hannah goes missing, and Gracie's happy plans become a mess of suspicion and fear. Will Gracie ever find contentment and marital bliss in Harmony?
The first Christmas was a simple one. So simple that it had all the makings of a first-class disaster. It's a miracle it turned out well at all. In fact, that's the whole point. It really remains, a miracle - the greatest miracle of all time.
The recipes here are simple, innovative and crafted with fresh, healthy ingredients-- most of all, they're fun to make, from the Toblerone banana split to mini pan pizzas.
In this book, Karen has catered to the needs of today's budding gourmet, who seeks cooking inspiration from different parts of the world.
In this book the author has given recipes that are straightforward, uncomplicated and clear, using ingredients and methods for which you don't need a French dictionary.
Vegetarian doesn't mean boring. Karen's recipes use the wealth of new fruits and vegetables available in the market and cooking techniques from all around the world to introduce adventurous new vegetarian dishes.
This book is a collection of traditional recipes from the different regions of India. Karen presents popular and delicious recipes from Goa, Hyderabad, Kerala, Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kashmir and Gujarat and also the Parsi community.
This book aims at putting together a main course for four in just 20 minutes. Karen has drawn inspiration from the cuisines of the Mediterranean which rely on just a few ingredients punched with flavor; home-style quick dishes with Indian flavors.
This book covers three of Karen's favourite topics. From her personal menu file, these recipes range from luxurious to wonderfully simple. The recipes in this book are easy to replicate in your own kitchen.
"HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS." -old folk prayer. In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12 winds tossed men about like playthings and turned drops of freezing Atlantic foam into icy missiles. When, in the space of twenty-eight hours, the ship was slammed by two rogue waves--solid walls of water more than sixty feet high--the impacts cracked the decks and hull almost down to the waterline, threw the vessel over on her side, and thrust all on board into terror. Flying Enterprise's captain, Kurt Carlsen, a seaman of rare ability and valor, mustered all hands to patch the cracks and then try to right the ship. When these efforts came to naught, he helped transfer, across waves forty feet high, the passengers and the entire crew to lifeboats sent from nearby ships. Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and entreaties to abandon ship. Instead, for the next two weeks, he fought to bring Flying Enterprise and her cargo to port. His heroic endeavor became the world's biggest news. In a narrative as dramatic as the ocean's fury, acclaimed bestselling author Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea. We meet the devoted family whose well-being and safety impelled Carlsen to stay with his ship. And we read of Flying Enterprise's buccaneering owner, the fearless and unorthodox Hans Isbrandtsen, who played a crucial role in Kurt Carlsen's fate. Drawing on historical documents and contemporary accounts and on exclusive interviews with Carlsen's family, Delaney opens a window into the world of the merchant marine. With deep affection and respect for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a "biblical tempest" of unimaginable power. He illuminates the bravery and ingenuity of Carlsen and the extraordinary courage that the thirty-seven-year-old captain inspired in his stalwart crew. This is a gripping, absorbing narrative that highlights one man's outstanding fortitude and heroic sense of duty. "One of the great sea stories of the twentieth century... [a] surefire nautical crowd-pleaser." --Booklist (starred review). "Frank Delaney has written a completely absorbing, thrilling and inspirational account of a disaster at sea that occasioned heroism of the first order. In the hands of a gifted storyteller, the 'simple courage' of the ship's captain and the young radio man who risked their lives to bring a mortally wounded ship to port reveals the essence and power of all true courage- a stubborn devotion to the things we love." -Senator John McCain.
In an original eBook novella set in the Amish community of Lancaster County--sure to captivate readers of Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly Lewis--Rosalind Lauer explores the choices a heart makes for love. Lizzy King has been blessed by nearly five years of marriage to her husband, Joe, but her heart is heavy. Grieving the child she carried only briefly, Lizzy is uncertain how to heal. In an Amish community where big families and laughing children are a way of life, she feels lost. Thank goodness for her friend Juanita, whose family owns the Puerto Rican restaurant next door to the King family's cheese shop. Nita understands the pressure and joys of a large family, and she, too, is at a crossroads. Nita's strict parents intend for her to marry a man she doesn't love--but her heart already belongs to another. Knowing the time has come to take a stand, Nita struggles to find the courage to fight for her future. As two women help each other to find their way home to love, they discover that the heart is the brightest star--and its guiding light cannot be extinguished. Includes an exclusive preview of the first novel in Rosalind Lauer's upcoming Lancaster Crossroads series, A Simple Faith.
In the sequel to "Simple Secrets," watch how a raging current of deceit runs through the once peaceful Mennonite community of Harmony, Kansas. As soon as Gracie decides to stay in town and take freelance work involving a local land developer, the townspeople blame her for bringing on this change that could ruin life as they know it. Gracie's motives in romance with Sam, in helping an oppressed teenager, and in trying to make a living are all suddenly drawing suspicion. Should she leave or stay and fight for what she has come to love?
Twelve-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s. Born into a musical family, Ronstadt's childhood was filled with everything from Hank Williams to Gilbert and Sullivan, Mexican folk music to jazz and opera. Her artistic curiosity blossomed early, and she and her siblings began performing their own music for anyone who would listen. When she arrived in Los Angeles the folk-rock movement was just beginning to bloom, and after the dissolution of her first band, Ronstadt went out on her own and quickly found success. As part of the coterie that played at the Troubadour club in West Hollywood, she helped define the musical style that dominated American music in the 1970s, and became the most successful female artist of the decade. She has sold more than 100 million records, won numerous awards, toured all over the world, and collaborated with legends such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville, J.D. Souther, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Bette Midler, and Frank Sinatra, as well as Homer Simpson and Kermit the Frog. By the time she retired in 2009, Ronstadt had spent four decades as one of the most popular singers in the world, becoming the first female artist in popular music to release four consecutive platinum albums.
"As you look deeply into your own awareness, and relax the self-contraction, and dissolve into the empty ground of your own primordial experience, the simple feeling of Being--right now, right here--is it not obvious all at once? Were you not present from the start? Did you not have a hand to play in all that was to follow? Did not the dream itself begin when you got bored with being God? Was it not fun to get lost in the productions of your own wondrous imagination, and pretend it all was other? Did you not write this book, and countless others like it, simply to remind you who you are?" -Ken Wilber The author of nineteen books of philosophy and psychology, Ken Wilber is a pioneering thinker who has developed an integral "theory of everything" that embraces the truths of both Eastern spirituality and Western science. Yet while he is best known for his scholarly research into the world's contemplative traditions, Wilber is also an accomplished spiritual practitioner and mystic in his own right. In order to highlight the personal wisdom of this popular author, the editors of The Simple Feeling of Being have assembled a collection of inspirational, mystical, and instructional passages drawn from his publications. These heartfelt writings, born of Ken's own meditation practice and inner experiences, include: Poetic passages of contemplative insights and reflections Inspired descriptions of Spirit, Nondual Awareness, the Witness, One Taste, and other topics. Commentary on the spiritual contributions of figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saint Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, and Ramana Maharshi. Anecdotes of personal experience and glimpses into Wilber's inner world. Practical spiritual instructions and guided meditations.
You've seen him on the Food Network's Chopped, Chefs vs. City, and Heat Seekers. You've savored his lovingly prepared dishes at Centrico in New York City. Now, with Simple Food, Big Flavor, award-winning restaurateur Aarón Sánchez brings the amazing tastes and aromas found in his kitchen to yours. Aarón Sánchez's passion for food has placed him among the country's leading contemporary Latin chefs. He has earned a premiere spot in the world of culinaria, introducing an enthusiastic national audience to his technique and creativity with modern interpretations of classic Latin cuisine. In Simple Food, Big Flavor, rather than over-whelming readers with complex, intimidating dishes, he starts small, showing how one simple but fabulous "base" recipe can become many fantastic dishes. Take Garlic-Chipotle Love, a blend of roasted garlic, canned chipotles in adobo, cilantro, and lime zest that keeps in the fridge for weeks or in the freezer for months. Once you make it, you're just a few steps away from delicious dishes like Chipotle-Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Bean and Butternut Squash Picadillo, and Mussels with Beer and Garlic-Chipotle Love. And that's just the beginning. Sánchez features fifteen of these flavor base recipes, including Roasted Tomato Salsa, Cilantro-Cotija Pesto, and homemade Dulce de Leche. He even shares his plan of attack for making the perfect mole and how to team it up with roasted Cornish game hens, turkey enchiladas, and the ultimate crowd pleaser, braised beef short ribs. He then provides detailed yet easy tips for applying each sauce to everyday meals, whether you spread it on hamburgers, turn it into a marinade for easy grilled chicken, or stir in a little oil and lime for salad dressing with a kick. With his warm and engaging style, Sánchez equips home cooks with the skills and knowledge they need to come up with their own simple, flavorful meals every night of the week. Your kitchen will be en fuego! As Sánchez says, your food will go from inspiring smiles and polite nods to igniting ridiculous grins and bear hugs. Enjoy!
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