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Breena's determination to secure a position with the guard flight by qualifying for the Island Championships pits her against her best friend, Cara, and damages the Trust bond she has with her dragon, Moonflight.
The town of Labyrinth is like home to Clint Adams and when the Castiglione gang grabs property rights and starts strong-arming citizens, Clint decides its time to clean house.
The Saddle Club girls, now in high school, continue having adventures.
He's a Harley-riding ex-thief...she's a gun-toting ex-socialite. Together they'll take the ride of a lifetime in this erotic romance from "an undoubted master." Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim her gun at. But there he was, the bad boy who'd broken her heart years ago--still a thief, hijacking a priceless artifact--and it was all she could do to push aside the memories of how it felt to have his perfectly chiseled body next to hers. Mac was no less shocked to see the beautiful girl next-door again, threatening to shoot him. Little did she know she was blowing his cover. He had to get her out of harm's way without succumbing to his desire to take her on a hot trip down memory lane. But Lily has no intention of going anywhere with Mac, which means he'll have to resort to kidnapping. Unless she agrees to let him take her for the kind of ride destined to drive them both unbelievably wild.
A steampunk princess is torn between love and duty in this prequel to SyFy.com's wildly popular webisodes.Riese has never been happy as a princess; she'd much rather be hunting or fighting than sitting through another lesson on court etiquette. When she meets Micah, a wandering artist with a mysterious past, she pretends to be a peasant--it's a chance to be just a normal girl with a normal boy for a while. But with war decimating her once-proud nation and the sinister clockwork Sect infiltrating her mother's court, Riese's moments with Micah are the only islands of sanity left in a world gone mad. As her kingdom falls and the Sect grows ever stronger, will Riese remain true to her duty as a princess...or risk everything on a boy she barely knows? SyFy's enormously popular Riese webisodes come to literary life in this prequel rife with steampunk technology and medieval mysticism.
On August 17, 1945, Indonesia proclaimed its independence from Dutch colonial rule. Five years later, the Republic of Indonesia was recognized as a unified, sovereign state. The period in between was a time of aspiration, mobilization, and violence, in which nationalists fought to expel the Dutch while also trying to come to grips with the meaning of "independence." Rifle Reports is an ethnographic history of this extraordinary time as it was experienced on the outskirts of the nation among Karo Batak villagers in the rural highlands of North Sumatra. Based on extensive interviews and conversations with Karo veterans, Rifle Reports interweaves personal and family memories, songs and stories, memoirs and local histories, photographs and monuments, to trace the variously tangled and perhaps incompletely understood ways that Karo women and men contributed to the founding of the Indonesian nation. The routes they followed are divergent, difficult, sometimes wavering, and rarely obvious, but they are clearly marked with the signs of gender. This innovative historical study of nationalism and decolonization is an anthropological exploration of the gendering of wartime experience, as well as an inquiry into the work of storytelling as memory practice and ethnographic genre.
Jefferson Davis Bussey is 16 when the Civil War breaks out and he can't wait to defend the Union against Cherokee Indian rebels. But soon Jeff learns there's more to war than honor and glory.
It was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who finally made the Swampeast habitable. Just south of Cape Girardeau the levee line began, to continue 2,200 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The levees kept the floodwaters out. During the decades of prosperity, the farmers had forgotten the conditions under which they had prospered were artificial. Southeastern Missouri was as artificial as the Washington Monument, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, or the space shuttle, and like these, existed as a monument to the ingenuity of humankind. The land there had been manufactured. But that which is artificial occupies a precarious position in the world of nature. Its existence depends upon the maintenance of the conditions under which it was designed. The Mississippi River's levee system was built with the understanding that two things would remain constant: The flood waters would not rise much higher than they had in the past, and the land on which the levees were built would not move of its own accord. The first of these constants was violated regularly. The result was a greater commitment to reinforced levees. The second constant, the requirement that the earth not move, had not been tested. Though such a test, as history showed, was inevitable.
There is a fine line between transformation and ruin....Twenty-four-year-old Reeve Calder has spent his life on a high-tech space station, watching as terraforming gradually fails on his home planet of Lithia--a failure that has doomed the colonists stranded there to short, brutish lives. Reeve's dream has always been to rebuild Lithia. But when a mysterious explosion destroys the station, forcing Reeve to crash-land on Lithia's blood-hued soil, he soon learns that the reality of saving a dying planet is quite different from what he imagined. For Gabriel Bonhert, former captain of the space station, has set in motion a world cataclysm, using a fatal probe that will travel down the fiery pathway of a deep mantle plume.Now, to save the homeland he has never known, Reeve is caught in a race against time to reach Bonhert's base in the Rift Valley, a remote volcanic gateway to the hidden heart of Lithia. His staunchest ally may be a feral girl who alone seems enthralled by what Lithia is becoming, and whose enigmatic past holds the key to startling possibilities. As the old Lithia struggles to be reborn in a tide of toxic red flora creeping across the oxygen-starved planet, Reeve forges onward, coming into conflict with savage enclaves of colonists, a doomsday genemorphing cult, and a mysterious alien race with its own intentions for the planet--intentions that may include humanity's slavery or their terrible transformation....From the Paperback edition.
Every thirty-three years, a rift in space connects the Federation with a mysterious race called the Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light years away -- much too far to travel in a Starship. Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise are dispatched to transport a Federation delegation of diplomats, scholars and scientists who will travel to Calligar directly during the brief period of time that the rift will be open. Mr. Spock leads the Federation party as they travel by shuttle through the rift just as a group of the aliens arrive in Federation space. The meetings go smoothly until the Calligar take Spock's party hostage and Kirk discovers that the aliens are keeping a deadly secret. With angry Tellarite and Andorain fleets ready to attack the Calligar, Kirk must save Spock and the others before war breaks out and the rift closes for another fifty years.
This second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history combines rousing pulp action with steampunk style, bringing epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism. Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance's horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, Senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria. As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind, and if Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory will also cost the life of Adele's beloved Greyfriar.
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Under the guidance of veteran cowboy Jack Lomas, young rodeo rider Clay Tory has slowly but steadily risen in the ranks. Everything is coming together for this unlikely partnership. But the two are thrown like a greenhorn from a bronco when suspicious mishaps begin to befall Clay's fellow riders. When the two start digging for answers, Clay is viciously attacked, almost crippling his rodeo career forever. It turns out that some very powerful people from Las Vegas are trying to fix the contest in their favor--and they want Clay and Jack out of commission. But they're about to find out that the one thing a rodeo man will never do is stay down....
When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías faced a coup d'état in April 2002, advocates of democracy in Venezuela and abroad roundly condemned the assault on the country's constitutional order. Today Venezuela faces another constitutional crisis that could severely impair its already fragile democracy. This time, though, the threat comes from the government itself. Over the past year, President Chávez and his allies have taken steps to control the country's judicial branch, undermining the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary in ways that violate basic principles of Venezuela's constitution and international human rights law.
The acclaimed novelist's new work traces 20 years of an unlikely friendship between two black women alongside the white family who employs them--set mid-century in America's rural South.
Derek Strange is a black ex-cop in Washington D.C. who now makes a living running his own private detective agency. He is hired to investigate the killing of an off-duty black policeman by a white police officer -- a killing that was supposedly accidental, but that has opened difficult questions about racism on the force. In the course of that investigation the white officer, Terry Quinn, becomes Strange's friend and then his partner. Together they try to uncover what really happened that night, when Quinn came upon a confusing and treacherous crime scene. Along the way they confront the kingpins of a flourishing drug trade and some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.
This is a book about choosing properly. A human Admiral must either save the honor of mankind or reveal terrible secrets. While there is a threat to human space, others who hold a grudge seek to take advantage of the weakness of human forces.
The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace. When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce - a bigwig at home in Texas - several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom's young fiancée's roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she ca...
Jeffrey Freed draws upon years of tutoring children diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and concludes that most of these children are "right-brain dominant." These right-brained children are visual learners who perceive in mental pictures, and have great difficulty with the "linear thinking" widespread in today's schools. After examining the controversies surrounding the ADD diagnosis, the authors outline a program that can help the ADD child realize his full potential. They contend that our quick-fix, high-tech society actually encourages children to become visual learners, though the schools have not changed their teaching techniques to adapt today's students.
Freed has developed a simple, easy-to-apply program that works with, not against, the special abilities of the ADD child. In as little as ten minutes a day, parents can help ADD kids learn to harness their powerful visual memory and heightened perceptions, enabling them not only to hold their own but to excel - even in a classroom situation that is less than ideal. In straightforward language, this book explains how to use the innovative "Learning Styles Inventory" to test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling - and build confidence - by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid's amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather than phonics; access the child's capacity to solve math problems of increasing, often astonishing complexity - without pen or paper; capitalize on the "writing and weaning" technique to help the child turn mental images into written words; and win over teachers and principals to the right-brained approach the ADD child thrives on. For parents who have longed to help their ADD child quickly and directly, Freed and Parsons's approach is nothing short of revolutionary. This is the first book to offer them reason for hope and a clear strategy for enabling their child to blossom.
With information that could solve a series of murders but endangers the girl he loves, a college boy grapples with what to do--and whom to trust.
Choosing a college is a complicated process--and it's not simply about picking the "best" or highest-ranked school that you can get into. In this short ebook, the experts at the Princeton Review provide advice and activities to help you find the college that fits you best. In The Right College For You, we'll help you figure out how to find and apply to schools where you'll be happiest both academically and socially. We'll take a concise but enlightening look at: · 18 factors that do & don't matter · Common mistakes to avoid while choosing a college · How to boost your chances of getting into the schools you select · 25 "Would You Rather?" questions to help identify what you want in a school · 7 activities to help you define the right college for you We'll help you evaluate the importance of factors like location, school size, cost and financial aid, campus culture, social scene, and majors offered. We'll look at your likes and dislikes, what you cherish about high school and what you want to leave behind, and how you want to spend your college years. We won't try to make your college decisions for you, but The Right College For You will help you through the complicated process of figuring out where you want to go to school and how to get in.
Ira a Golden Retriever puppy born at PawsAbilities in Montana, is raised by a sixth grade teacher and loved by her class, but when it is time for Ira to return back for formal service dog training, there is a problem. The training center where Ira needs to go isn't ready yet. And no other service dog school needs him. Can Ira learn another career as a guide dog at Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc.? Follow Ira as he learns to be a service dog, turning on lights, and pawing Handicapped push buttons, and retrieving objects, to his work in harness and his graduation as a guide dog. Good book for all ages. Has some great photographs and captions. Good for teaching kids about service dogs.
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