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When Lauren's mom gets a job at on office, Lauren gets to stay home by herself a lot. At first she loves the extra responsibility, and she loves getting to stay up later, and getting a bigger allowance, and having the Sleepover Friends over.
While at her after-school job, Lauren learns that nasty Ginger Kincaid is working at the shop next door, and to make matters worse, Ginger is out to make Patti her new best friend.
One Big Mess! When the Sleepover Friends go to the city for a weekend, they expect it to be pretty exciting. But Lauren gets a real surprise when she opens her suitcase...and finds a gigantic men's undershirt! Poor Lauren - she picked up the wrong bag at the bus station! The bad luck isn't over yet. Stephanie accidentally reads Kate's secret journal, Patti gets trapped alone on a bus, and Stephanie's city friend turns out to be a real snob. Plus, Lauren still doesn't have her clothes back. Will the girls make it through their sleepover without everything going wrong? RL 4 ages 8-12
Who wants to live in Nightmare Mansion? Lauren's family is moving to a new house! Her father has found a big, old, run-down place that he hopes to transform into a beautiful home. Lauren is miserable! Moving to "Nightmare Mansion" means being farther away from Patti, Stephanie, and, worst of all, Kate, who's been her almost-next-door-neighbor all her life. But there's no time for moping. Stephanie has gotten the Sleepover Friends involved in tracking down an orphaned princess-who looks suspiciously like Lauren's new neighbor! Is little Maya Jones really Princess Marina of Osterburg?
Wayne Miller believes catching fish and cutting it is men's job and cooking is women's.
Lauren, Patti, Kate, and Stephanie are each having an exchange student from Walden Elementary stay with them for a week. It's going to be a great time! Stephanie and her new friend are going to shop till they drop. There's going to be a big party for the Walden kids...and of course, Patti's organized an eight-girl sleepover! Then Patti finds out she won't be hosting someone. And Lauren's visitor could not care less about making friends. The sleepover exchange sure looks like a washout...until Lauren decides to take charge!
Buried treasure! The Sleepover Friends are going on a "dig" with their class! Scientists from a nearby town have uncovered some valuable old artifacts, and they've asked the kids from Riverhurst to help out with the digging. Stephanie isn't thrilled about crawling around in the dirt, but Kate thinks it sounds like fun. Who knows what they might find? The boys in 5B want to dig up a skeleton. Stephanie hopes to find something more useful--like jewelry. But poor Lauren's been having a bad week. She's sure the dig will be a disaster, too--until she finds real treasure!
Indian Mythology Stories for children. Lava and Kusha were the twin sons of Rama and Sita.
The Lavalite World is a 280 page science fiction novel written by Philip Jose Farmer and first published in 1977. It is the fifth book in the early vintage series by Farmer entitled World of Tiers. The novels in this series in order are The maker of Universes, The Gates of Creation, A Private Cosmos, Behind the Walls of Terra, The Lavalite World, and More Than Fire. Red Orc's Rage is a novel written just before More Than Fire that is associated with The World of Tiers. Ace Books characterizes The Lavalite World as follows: The lavalite world is a world of slow but constant change. Here mountains rise from plains, or sink into rifts; new oceans form as vast hollows collapse and seas rush In. There is only one escape from this world where the very landscape moves. The one gateway to other universes Is in the palace of the Lord Urthona. Paul Janus Finnegan also known as Kickaha-must reach it if he is to survive. And he must do so despite the Lords Urthona and Red Orc, the hired thug McKay, flesh-eating vegetation on the run, beasts of prey, and planetary pseudopods. THE LAVALITE WORLD: perhaps Philip Jose Farmer's finest achievement.
Holly and her family move to Dimsdale, an old estate in a small New England town, and soon Holly and her twin brother and sister find themselves caught up in the town's history of witchcraft. Includes a reader's guide.
A book on different types of lavender and how to grow them
China must put her upcoming nuptials on the back burner when a murder investigation entangles her friends and neighbors... "Good riddance" is the response of every Pecan Springs resident to the murder of Edgar Coleman, a local real estate shark found shot to death in his garage. With the small-town gossip mill running full tilt, it doesn't take long for China to learn that Coleman was having numerous affairs and was blackmailing City Council members for their votes on a bad land development deal. With her fiance\ interim police chief Mike McQuaid, immersed in the murder investigation-and the suspect list growing longer by the minute-China can forget about a honeymoon, unless she can find the killer. As China investigates, she starts digging up dirt on people she knows-and unearthing secrets best left six feet under...
Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had. When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In the letter, Miss Edi also mentions that she has found the perfect man for Joce -- a handsome young lawyer. Joce is shocked to learn that the mystery, the house, and the future love of her life are all in Edilean, a small town in Virginia that Miss Edi never told her about. Hurt that the woman who meant so much to her kept so many secrets, Jocelyn moves to this tight-knit village in an attempt to understand the legacy that has been left to her. As she begins to dig into Miss Edi's mystery, she soon discovers some shocking surprises about her family's history and her own future -- and she meets a man with his own mysterious past.
Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up in a world of private schools and afternoon tea, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce was an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt, sixty years her senior, but a kindred soul. When Miss Edi dies, she leaves Jocelyn all her worldly possessions, which include clues to a mystery that began in 1941, set in a small town in Virginia that Joce has never heard of. But, because of her benefactor's notorious past, the townspeople know who Joce is, and they've plotted out her entire future, including who she is meant to marry. But Jocelyn has her own ideas about men -- and secrets that no one wants revealed.
French political libertarian and economist, Frederick Bastiat was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, Bastiat discusses: what is law?
What is the definition of 'crime'? Law and Crime helps the criminologist to understand how the law constructs crime and how one might engage in critical analysis of such legal constructions. It uses a thematic approach to comprehensively explore the relationship between criminal conduct, criminal justice and the law. The book introduces key topics in criminal law scholarship for criminologists, including: criminalization fault and criminal responsibility corporate liability the production of criminal guilt the nature of judicial punishment. Aimed at students with no prior knowledge of law, the book includes many useful features to enhance understanding, from chapter overviews and key terms to study questions and suggestions for further reading. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology's interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.
Economic development is the most important agenda in the international trading system today, as demonstrated by the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) adopted in the current multilateral trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization (the Doha Round). This book provides a relevant discussion of major international trade law issues from the perspective of development in the following areas: general issues on international trade law and economic development; and specific law and development issues in World Trade Organization, Free Trade Agreement and regional initiatives. This book offers an unparalleled breadth of coverage on the topic and diversity of authorship, as seventeen leading scholars contribute chapters from nine major developed and developing countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Israel.
This book examines the activities of a broad array of police officers in Ptolemaic Egypt (323-30 BC), and argues that Ptolemaic police officials enjoyed great autonomy, providing assistance to even the lowest levels of society when crimes were committed. Throughout the nearly 300 years of Ptolemaic rule, victims of crime in all areas of the Egyptian countryside called on local police officials to investigate crimes; hold trials; and arrest, question, and sometimes even imprison wrongdoers. Drawing on a large body of textual evidence for the cultural, social, and economic interactions between state and citizen, John Bauschatz demonstrates that the police system was efficient, effective, and largely independent of central government controls. No other law enforcement organization exhibiting such a degree of autonomy and flexibility appears in extant evidence from the rest of the Greco-Roman world.
Law & Ethics for the Health Professions, sixth edition, provides an overview of the laws and ethics you should know to help you give competent, compassionate care to patients that is also within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. The text can also serve as a guide to help you resolve the many legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as a student and, later, as a health care practitioner.
When city gal Ginny Marlow stormed into Serendipity, Montana, to bail out her little sister, she didn't expect to be sentenced herself--to ten days on Sheriff Quint Cutler's ranch! Or that "doing time" with this laid-back lawman would completely unsettle her well-ordered life. Quint knew just what Ginny and her sister needed. As for his own needs, after one all-consuming kiss, he couldn't help himself. He wanted Ginny in his arms forever. And soon he was building a case that even she couldn't resist!
Since the earliest days of philosophy, thinkers have debated the meaning of the term happiness and the nature of the good life. But it is only in recent years that the study of happiness- or "hedonics"- has developed into a formal field of inquiry, cutting across a broad range of disciplines and offering insights into a variety of crucial questions of law and public policy. Law and Happiness brings together the best and most influential thinkers in the field to explore the question of what makes up happiness--and what factors can be demonstrated to increase or decrease it. Martha Nussbaum offers an account of the way that hedonics can productively be applied to psychology, Cass R. Sunstein considers the unexpected relationship between happiness and health problems, Matthew Adler and Eric A. Posner view hedonics through the lens of cost-benefit analysis, David A. Weisbach considers the relationship between happiness and taxation, and Mark A. Cohen examines the role crime--and fear of crime--can play in people's assessment of their happiness, and much more. The result is a kaleidoscopic overview of this increasingly prominent field, offering surprising new perspectives and incisive analyses that will have profound implications on public policy.
The study of ancient law has blossomed in recent years. In English alone there have been dozens of studies devoted to classical Greek and Roman law, to the Roman legal codes, and to the legal traditions of the ancient Near East among many other topics. Legal documents written on papyrus began to be published in some abundance by the end of the nineteenth century; but even after substantial publication history, legal papyri have not received due attention from legal historians. This book blends the two usually distinct juristic scholarly traditions, classical and Egyptological, into a coherent presentation of the legal documents from Egypt from the Ptolemaic to the late Byzantine periods, all translated and accompanied by expert commentary. The volume will serve as an introduction to the rich legal sources from Egypt in the later phases of its ancient history as well as a tool to compare legal documents from other cultures.
This collection of papers from the Twentieth British Legal History Conference explores the relationship between substantive law and the way in which it actually worked. Instead of looking at what the courts said they were doing, it is concerned more with the reality of what was happening. To that end, the authors use a wide range of sources, from court records to merchants' diaries and lawyers' letters. The way in which the sources are used reflects the possibilities of legal historical research which are opening up in the twenty-first century, as large databases and digitised images - and even online auction sites - make it a practical possibility to do work at a level which was almost unthinkable only a short time ago.
This volume presents classic and contemporary legal cases that have set important precedents related to psychological and mental health issues in criminal and civil proceedings; the role of practitioners as expert witnesses and forensic consultants; and legal concerns in general clinical practice. Engagingly written, the book brings to life the details of each case and the personal stories involved, while also providing a solid introduction to foundational issues in the field. Forensic and clinical professionals will find this a highly informative resource, and it will also be useful for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and professional training.
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