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This is the first book in a new series by a veteran fantasy writer. Ben Collins finds himself stranded and hungry in a strange world and kills a very tame rabbit for survival. He is then arrested and accused of cannibalism for the rabbit was a guman at night. Rescued by dissidents from the very hangman's noose, Ben must help those who would change things in Barakhai. But will it save his life? Will he ever return to his own world?
When their parents go to America for the summer, Madlyn and Rollo are sent to their great-aunt Emily and great-uncle George at Clawstone Castle, home of the legendary and mysterious Wild White Cattle of Clawstone Park. But times are hard at Clawstone, as the fancier castle down the road attracts all the tourist traffic. Determined to save the castle and the herd, Madlyn and Rollo audition a cast of ghosts to add some thrills to the Clawstone tours, and soon visitors are pouring through the gates. But just when things are looking up, the ghosts and children find themselves facing a great mystery, and some very sinister enemies. Will Madlyn, Rollo, and their ghostly friends find a way to save the day?
On Gor, the other world in Earth's orbit, the term beast can mean any of three things: First, there are the Kurii, the monsters from space who are about to invade that world. Second, there are the Gorean warriors, men whose fighting ferocity is incomparable. Third, there are the slave girls, who are both beasts of burden and objects of desire. All three kinds of beasts come into action in this thrilling novel as the Kurii establish their first beachhead on Gor's polar cap. Here is a John Norman epic that takes Tarl Cabot from the canals of Port Kar to the taverns of Lydius, the tents of the Sardar Fair, and to a grand climax among the red hunters of the Arctic ice pack.
In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started -- a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extaordinary new writer.
In a dark, dark house, in a dark, dark wood lurks a creepy, beasty . . . BEAST! But fear not--this beast may not be so beastly after all. The talents of Bill Martin Jr and Steven Kellogg come together for the first time to create a ghoulish story thats both scary and snug. Cuddle up but beware--youre in for a big, beasty surprise!
This rousing anthology features the work of more than twenty-five writers from the great twentieth-century countercultural literary movement. Writing with an audacious swagger and an iconoclastic zeal, and declaiming their verse with dramatic flourish in smoke-filled cafés, the Beats gave birth to a literature of previously unimaginable expressive range. The defining work of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac provides the foundation for this collection, which also features the improvisational verse of such Beat legends as Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure and the work of such women writers as Diane DiPrima and Denise Levertov. LeRoi Jones's plaintive "Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note" and Bob Kaufman's stirring "Abomunist Manifesto" appear here alongside statements on poetics and the alternately incendiary and earnest correspondence of Beat Generation writers. Visceral and powerful, infused with an unmediated spiritual and social awareness, this is a rich and varied tribute and, in the populist spirit of the Beats, a vital addition to the libraries of readers everywhere.
Beat Sales Burnout is the perfect antidote for salespeople who need a boost. The time-tested strategies in this book help readers overcome job burnout, turn destructive stress into creative stress, increase productivity and make sales slumps a thing of the past. Salespeople have to be on their game 100 percent of the time. The proven strategies for self-renewal in this book provide today's sales professionals with quick fixes for getting through the day, the week, the quarter and the year with their attitudes - and their incomes - on the upswing. The author shows readers how to: Take control of the day; Use the LBE Formula - live, breathe and enjoy your job; Focus on strengths, not weaknesses; Make realistic income forecasts; Improve relationships with sales managers; Also includes a special section for managers on hiring, managing and retaining burnout-free sales teams.
This book covers the hot games right now seen on TV and played by millions nationwide: limit, no-limit, online and tournament hold'em. In each of the four sections games, the authors cover the basics of play, the top 10 tips for winning, 10 essential practice hands, frequently asked questions, review questions and "Dear Tom" stories from readers about actual situations with 1983 World Champion, Tom McEvoy's answers. Light yet serious, with wisdom and a touch of humor, and spiced with anecdotes designed to teach a lesson.
Are you: Fed up with all the mixed messages on how to be fit and lose weight? Intimidated by the gym's machines, weights, or classes? Discouraged, as you've worked out in the past but have seen no results? Frustrated that you can't afford a personal trainer to help motivate and guide you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Beat the Gym is the book for you. I know what works, and I want you to love the gym and finally achieve the body and level of fitness that YOU want. I have spent decades sculpting bodies in the top gyms of New York City-those of celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, weekend warriors, and "real people," and now I am ready to share all my personal training secrets. Beat the Gym demystifies fitness and diet, and, best of all, includes more than fifty of my best and most proven workouts. Together, we can beat the gym and get you the body you deserve.
This book should be read by everyone who sets foot in a casino -- average casino patrons, skilled players, casino employees, and anyone else. It should be required reading for police officers, regulators, other public officials, and attorneys who may represent any of the aforementioned. Bob Nersesian is an attorney who represents victims of casino wrongdoing against patrons. In an enjoyable writing style, he takes a look at the often too-cozy relationship between casinos, police, and regulators. He discusses specific cases and dispenses sound, practical advice that patrons, casinos and public officials would be wise to heed. Cases discussed include Nevada and other jurisdictions.
Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient--and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program--and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.
Five traditional Nigerian tales including "Hen and Frog," "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends," "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls," "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together," and "How Animals Got Their Tails."
In May Joss was saving up to rent a horse for a week, planning on using her birthday money and a lot of persuasion. Her older sister, Kate, observed it all: how they tried to build a barn in the backyard and how a storm blew it down a few minutes later; how Joss polished her riding boots every day and worried about colic; how Miss Pemberthy, the unfriendly elderly lady across the street, told Kate about her own childhood as if she were in a dream. In June, on Joss's eleventh birthday, she and Kate rode their bikes to Mr. Essig's to pay for Prince. Kate recalled smiling, buxom Mrs. Essig standing in the doorway, offering them coffee, the sunlight dazzling on her newly bleached hair. She remembered the neighborhood Kids begging for rides. She thought of Tootie, not the brightest eight-year-old on the block, giving Joss an almost heart-shaped rock for her birthday as a token of his devotion. Kate remembered climbing the tree in the backyard with Joss and looking down at Prince, munching the grass below them-- And then in a few irrevocable seconds, Kate's world changed forever. In this touching story Constance C. Greene shows us a close and loving family and the way they try to cope with unexpected tragedy, giving readers no easy answers.
Captain Hornblower and the 36 gun frigate HMS Lydia are off the coast of Nicaragua searching for a route across Central America.
Everything you need to fight an unfair ticket! We've all received one -- a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn? Not if you choose to fight back with Beat Your Ticket. Beat Your Ticket simply and clearly lays out the best strategies for beating tickets in court. The book explains in plain English how to: use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial attack radar and other detection methods pick a jury present your case cross-examine the ticketing officer The 6th edition is extensively updated to reflect your state's current traffic laws and court procedures.
The book covers: speeding, radar and laser tickets, rolling stops, illegal turns and lane changes, cruising through red lights, how to prepare for court, how to make a winning presentation, and how to cross examine the ticketing officer.
A whimsical parody of politically correct parents. Sam Appleby's dad won't make him a sword, or even let him play with a water pistol. Instead, Dad buys Sam a nice, nonviolent sunflower and a balloon. But when Dad and Sam find themselves being threatened by the dread robber Buckbounder, they learn there's more bang in a sunflower than they could have ever guessed. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
Discusses what thysthemia is and what makes a person susceptible to mild ongoing depression. Also outlines various possibilities for ongoing coping, not all having to do with drugs and counseling.
Like the magazine, the book series will focus on: - The relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of illness and disease - The interrelationship of mental, emotional and physical health - Interpersonal and effective conflict resolution skills; appreciation of diverse perspectives and individual needs - The impact of family as a system Curriculum Standards: Grades 7-12 Health Education Standards - Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury/illness - Describe interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, physical health during adolescence - Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents. Grades 7-12 Consumer Science Standards Consumer Science and Education - Analyze the impact of family as a system on individuals and society - Demonstrate appreciation for diverse perspectives and needs of individuals and families Interpersonal Relationships - Demonstrate respectful relationships in the family, workplace, & community - Analyze functions and expectations of various types of relationships - Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques - Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in the family, workplace, community Character Development and Ethics - Describe appropriate character traits, social skills needed for home, school, community - Describe how personal ethics influence decision-making
A majority of the Fortune 500 Companies implement some practice of workplace drug testing in their company policies. This practice was first initiated by President Ronald Reagan when he ordered federal agencies to drug test federal employees involved in sensitive positions as well as positions involving public safety. As a practicing toxicologist, Dr. Amitava Dasgupta is involved with the pre-employment drug testing at his own hospital and aptly shares his expertise in Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist's Perspective, which covers all major issues concerning how people try to beat drug tests and defend positive test results. In each chapter, extensive references are cited so that readers can access more information on a particular topic that may interest them. The book will undoubtedly prove helpful to toxicologists, medical technologists, pathologists, human resources professionals and anyone interested in workplace drug testing.
Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long-dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen.
When a movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide, it shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy. A female colleague comes forward claiming it was murder, but the police are skeptical. Preoccupied by a sudden drug war between the tong gangs of Chinatown and the mob, they listen to her story and send her packing. She turns to private detective Cape Weathers, who believes her just enough to let her pay his day rate. Then two Russian gangsters show up on his doorstep and tell him to drop the case or die. Cape and his partner Sally--a female assassin raised by the Triads--take on the Russian mob, a major movie studio, and a recalcitrant police department by enlisting the help of rogue cops, computer hackers, and an investigative journalist who just doesn't give a damn. But with a sniper on their trail, the challenge will be staying alive long enough to learn the truth.
In 1991, Michael B. O'Higgins, one of the nation's top money managers, turned the investment world upside down with an ingenious strategy, showing how all investors--from those with only $5,000 to invest to millionaires--could beat the pros 95% of the time by putting 100% of their equity investment into the high-yield, low-risk "dog" stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. His formula spawned a veritable industry, including websites, mutual funds, and $20 billion worth of investments, elevating the theory to legendary status. Reflecting on the greatest bull market of our time, this must-have investment guide has been revised and updated for a new economy. With current company and stock profiles, as well as new charts, statistics, graphs, and figures, Beating the Dow is the smart investment that you--and your portfolio--can't afford to miss.
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