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From the book Gus goes fishing for the first time. Mommy can't help him because she doesn't fish, and Daddy is completely absorbed in his fancy new fishing gear. Fortunately, Grandpa is there. Grandpa shows Gus how to cast, but Gus gets all tangled up in the line. When he masters casting and lands the lure in the water, nothing bites. Finally he feels something - it gets away. "I want to catch a fish," Gus tells Grandpa. "Keep trying," says Grandpa. "We know they're out there." As always, Grandpa gently points Gus in the right direction and Gus finds the way in yet another story, illustrated with watercolor paintings that "reflect the sunny warmth of loving connections passed across generations" (Booklist) This is the ninth book in the Gus and Grandpa series.
Everyone loves puppies! Bouncy and cute, furry and huggable, what could be more perfect than a puppy? Gus is a very greedy puppy. He eats anything -- from chocolate chip cookies to shoes! But now Gus is in big trouble. Mrs. Wilson's diamond ring has disappeared. Could naughty Gus have eaten one snack too many?
Everybody is talking about "energy independence. " But is it really achievable-or even desirable? In this controversial, meticulously researched book, Robert Bryce exposes the false promises and political posturing behind the rhetoric. Gusher of Lies explains why the idea of energy independence appeals to voters while also showing that renewable sources like wind and solar cannot meet America's growing energy demand. Along the way, Bryce exposes the ethanol scam as one of the longest-running robberies ever perpetrated on American taxpayers. In a new foreword to this edition, he shows how energy independence rhetoric was used during the 2008 election, even as the heavily subsidized ethanol business fueled a growing global food crisis.
Everybody is talking about "energy independence." But is it really achievable-or even desirable? In this controversial, meticulously researched book, Robert Bryce exposes the false promises and political posturing behind the rhetoric. Gusher of Lies explains why the idea of energy independence appeals to voters while also showing that renewable sources like wind and solar cannot meet America's growing energy demand. Along the way, Bryce exposes the ethanol scam as one of the longest-running robberies ever perpetrated on American taxpayers. In a new foreword to this edition, he shows how energy independence rhetoric was used during the 2008 election, even as the heavily subsidized ethanol business fueled a growing global food crisis.
The aliens had arrived with gifts, warnings, and an offer we couldn't refuse. . . Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be. . . fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die (as only humans can) against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests -- or remain as we were -- virtually weaponless and third in line for brunch. We chose to fight. Thanks to alien technology and sheer guts, the Terrans on two worlds fought the Posleen to a standstill. Thank God there was a moment to catch our breath, a moment, however brief, of peace -- Now, for the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces, it was a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs. A blessed chance to forget the screams of the dying in purple swamps and massacres under searing alien suns. For earth it was an opportunity to flesh out their force of raw recruits with combat-seasoned veterans. Political, military and scientific blundering had left the Terran forces in shambles -- and with the Posleen invasion only months away, these shell-shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from devastation. If the veterans had time to lick their wounds. Because the Posleen don't read schedules.
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is a legendary figure, whose life and career were deeply influential in Finnish and European history. He is viewed by many as the father of modern Finland after leading the 'White' faction to victory and independence in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. That conflict preceded a sequence of bitter clashes between Finland, Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany in the buildup to, and during, World War II: The Winter War in 1940, the Continuation War and the Lapland War in 1944-45. Throughout these fierce clashes in the ice and snow, Mannerheim managed his forces with great skill, even though the initiative was to swing back and forth between the adversaries. This study provides a fascinating insight into Mannerheim's career, analysing his traits, his biggest victories and his key enemies. Complete with uniform artwork and detailed tactical maps, it is a comprehensive guide to one of history's most capable military leaders and statesmen.
When the big Doberman pinscher Gustav was brought to the Panama Canal Zone, the reputation of his great father, Franz, had already preceded him. No dog could entirely live up to that, but under the careful guidance of Lieutenant Fielding, Gustav began to show his brilliant qualities. The general was doubtful, but when the dog tracked and captured a native in the jungle, the commanding officer was won over. The war in Europe brings the canal into imminent danger of sabotage, and it is there that the young dog must really prove himself.
Enter an exciting new world of shadows from Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro. Meet Gustav Gloom. Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast! Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family. Featuring a unique cover and beautifully dark full-page illustrations by Kristen Margiotta, Gustav Gloom is sure to be a hit with fans who love a little darkness in their lives.
We live in a material worldOCoour homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender as well as social status. "Gusto for Things" reconstructs the material lives of seventeenth-century Romans, exploring new ways of thinking about the meaning of "things" as a historical phenomenon. aThrough creative use of account books, inventories, wills, and other records, Renata Ago examines early modern attitudes toward possessions, asking what people did with their things, why they wrote about them, and how they passed objects on to their heirs. While some inhabitants of Rome were connoisseurs of the paintings, books, and curiosities that made the city famous, Ago shows that men and women of lesser means also filled their homes with a more modest array of goods. She also discovers the genealogies of certain categories of thingsOCofor instance, books went from being classed as luxury goods to a category all their ownOCoand considers what that reveals about the early modern era. An animated investigation into the relationship between people and the things they buy, "Gusto for Things" paints an illuminating portrait of the meaning of objects in preindustrial Europe. "
Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one's golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one's anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who's reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will laugh at jokes about a wide range of subjects, including . . .One-Liners: "I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes." -Andy RooneyMemory: A senior citizen driving on the highway received a cell phone call from his wife. "Herman, be careful! I just heard on the radio that there was a madman driving the wrong way on Route 280!" The husband replied, "I know, but there isn't just one-there are hundreds!"Sex and the Senior: An eighty-two-year-old man went to his doctor for a physical. A few days later the doctor saw him walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.Several days later the doctor spoke to his patient and commented, "You're really doing great, aren't you?"The man replied, "I'm just doing what you said, Doc-'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'"The doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur. Be careful.'"Belly Laughs is a "lode" of fun for the young at heart of all ages, especially the golden age. Remember this bit of sage advice: "If you laugh a lot, when you get older your wrinkles will be in the right places."
A groundbreaking plan to cleanse your system and revitalize your health. Award-winning author and detox expert Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, America's "First Lady of Nutrition," has an unbeatable track record in helping people to identify the "hidden invaders" that may be sabotaging their health. In her groundbreaking The Gut Flush Plan, she focuses on the next frontier in health care-the new germ warfare- designed to outsmart the hidden invaders and superbugs that are spreading into the community and threatening our health-making us sick, tired, and bloated. In The Gut Flush Plan, Gittleman helps readers pinpoint the source of their "gut grief" and then offers a revolutionary threestep program to rebuild the digestive system from the cellular level up. You will learn to: * fortify your own compromised digestive system against pathogens and parasites; * flush out any lingering invaders or toxins; * feed yourself nourishing foods that encourage and rebuild GI health; * and, with Gittleman's 21-Day Gut Flush Plan, replete with menu plans, irresistible recipes, and shopping lists, you'll discover tantalizing new foods and delicious herbs and spices that enhance immunity and reduce intestinal distress. With The Gut Flush Plan you'll feel better, lighter, cleaner, healthier, and more vital than you have in years!
Reunited...by a murderer FBI agent Luke Campbell has never been more determined to catch the serial killer who's eluded him for two years. Because this time the monster is after Julie, the ex he walked out on when he returned from Iraq, emotionally scarred and burdened by a secret. Now Luke will do anything-even risk his life-to protect Julie and regain her trust. But it's a tense race against time. Defying FBI rules, Luke keeps Julie by his side throughout a harrowing chase. Once they're finally at a safe house, it's clear to him that the passion they once shared hasn't cooled. Can Luke redeem himself and keep evil away from the woman he refuses to let go of again?
Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor delivers an action-packed short story that sets Pike Logan's partner Jennifer Cahill against a fellow Taskforce operator in a mission that will put their authority, careers, and innocent lives on the line.Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor's hotly anticipated fourth Pike Logan novel, The Widow's Strike, coming July 16, 2013. Fresh off of a brutal mission with the Taskforce--a top secret counter-terrorist unit that operates outside the bounds of U.S. law--Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are still dealing with its aftereffects. With his injuries on the mend, Pike is forced to let Jennifer take the lead when another Taskforce team asks for her help. But when her stint spying on two women suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot leads her in another direction, the team leader won't take her seriously. Butting heads with him costs them credibility, but Jennifer won't let it go. Determined to uncover the true target, Pike must trust Jennifer's instincts more than ever. Being wrong means risking their reputations and future with the Taskforce, but being right means averting a threat that nobody else can see. A threat that may be bigger than they can handle.
Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor delivers an action-packed short story that sets Pike Logan's partner Jennifer Cahill against a fellow Taskforce operator in a mission that will put their authority, careers, and innocent lives on the line. Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor's hotly anticipated fourth Pike Logan novel, The Widow's Strike, coming July 16, 2013. Fresh off of a brutal mission with the Taskforce--a top secret counter-terrorist unit that operates outside the bounds of U.S. law--Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are still dealing with its aftereffects. With his injuries on the mend, Pike is forced to let Jennifer take the lead when another Taskforce team asks for her help. But when her stint spying on two women suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot leads her in another direction, the team leader won't take her seriously. Butting heads with him costs them credibility, but Jennifer won't let it go. Determined to uncover the true target, Pike must trust Jennifer's instincts more than ever. Being wrong means risking their reputations and future with the Taskforce, but being right means averting a threat that nobody else can see. A threat that may be bigger than they can handle.
You don't have to be in pain! You don't have to pop antacids after every meal, or rely on prescription drugs to coax your gastrointestinal system to do what it's supposed to. Whether you suffer from chronic indigestion or from a more serious condition such as Crohn's disease, it is possible to find relief and return to a comfortable, healthy way of eating and living. In Gut Reactions, Dr. Raphael Kellman, a pioneer in the practice of complementary medicine, draws upon the best conventional Western tre...
A positive mental attitude is everything, and this inspirational as well as informative guide to good tummy health is fairly brimming with it. Sorokie, who owns her own holistic health center in Chicago and teaches "gut wisdom" workshops, offers a complete instructional rundown, from diseases to diets, in her effort to make all people realize "your gut 'knows' what you need." She explains why not to ignore the signs and signals your gut is giving you about your digestive health and how not to ignore its messages--meaning, what to do about the information you are receiving, in terms of what to put into your mouth and what not to. Her user-friendly format permits easy consultation about a specific problem, and her warm tone encourages reading the book straight through, as a "journey," as the author calls it.
A renowned physician shares her complete 10-day digestive tune-up for women, with important revelations about good gastrointestinal health. Many so-called cures for women's bloating and indigestion, from juice cleanses to specialty diets, are based on junk science. For women seeking true relief from that overall feeling of discomfort in any size jeans, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has the perfect plan for feeling light, tight, and bright in ten days. Gutbliss offers: A primer on the real reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why it's much more common in women A look at the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habits--from Greek yogurt to bloat-inducing aspirin An expert analysis of symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition An indispensable checklist to pinpoint the exact cause of your bloating Just a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can make a huge difference in a woman's digestive health, but the changes have to be the right ones. Going beyond the basics of top sellers such as Wheat Belly, Dr. Chutkan's Gutbliss empowers women to take control of their gastrointestinal wellness.
Slims a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck and just about broke. He loves his music, the real down-home gutbucket blues. Then one day the music loves him back. In a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. It's a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same. And the blues manifest here in the form of a pearl-gray Strat, a.k.a. the Gutbucket. But the Strats fallen into the wrong hands. Slims off and running on The Gutbucket Quest, with the help of his new mentor and an purely blues singer named Nadine.
Gutenberg and the Invention of Printing: An Anniversary Review, with Special Reference to the Gutenberg Bibleby Laurence E. Tomlinson
This short text offers a justification for Gutenberg having invented the modern form of printing. The Gutenberg Bible is examined in particular.
An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany--a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, the wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corruption- riddled, feud-plagued Mainz to meet "a most amazing man."Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary--and, to some, blasphemous--method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press. Fust is financing Gutenberg's workshop, and he orders Peter to become Gutenberg's apprentice. Resentful at having to abandon a prestigious career as a scribe, Peter begins his education in the "darkest art."As his skill grows, so too does his admiration for Gutenberg and his dedication to their daring venture: printing copies of the Holy Bible. But when outside forces align against them, Peter finds himself torn between two father figures--the generous Fust and the brilliant, mercurial Gutenberg, who inspires Peter to achieve his own mastery.Caught between the genius and the merchant, the old ways and the new, Peter and the men he admires must work together to prevail against overwhelming obstacles in a battle that will change history . . . and irrevocably transform them all.
Hilarious and moving, "Guts" is a sharp and wry meditation on American manhood. Nylen, a self-confessed reckless jerk, never backs down from a good fight--and he has the scars to prove it.
"It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I'd still be screwed, because there's no way I'd ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors." The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. GUTS is a true triumph--a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris. With GUTS, Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with the reader for a long, long time.
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