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Faringdon Dragon Country

by Cleveland W. Gibson

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The Farm

by Scott Nicholson

The latest Appalachian Gothic thriller from award-winning author Scott Nicholson, The Farm explores the legend of a 200-year-old circuit riding preacher who pays a visit to the tiny mountain community of Solom. At the heart of the story is the relationship between a mother and daughter who are new to the town and are just discovering its strange history and dark secrets.

Farm

by Dawn Sirett

Visit a farm and meet animals and farm objects. From soft piglets to woolly sheep, there are all sorts of textures for baby to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages early learning. Picture descriptions added.

Farm Animals

by Deborah Lock

A visit to a farm by a group of young children includes looking at baby animals and seeing animals feeding. DK Readers is a multi-level learning-to-read program combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at four graduated levels.

Farm Business Management: The Core Skills

by Peter L. Nuthall

Based on research carried out within the farming community and academic studies, this book assesses and explains the core skills needed to become a successful farm manager. Observation, anticipation of plan outcomes, and risk management are identified as key requirements, and each of these categories is broken down into isolated skills such as problem definition and visual observation, which are in turn dissected and analyzed.

The Farm - Free Preview (first 25 pages)

by Tom Rob Smith

The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy. . . The Farm If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother. . . she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. . . I need the police. . . Meet me at Heathrow. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

by Tammy Algood

Is there anything better than a kitchen countertop spread with the spoils of a Saturday morning at the farmers' market? Every trip yields some new assortment of old favorites and newfound treasures. One week, you're tempted by the sun-warmed heirloom tomatoes and the Mason jars brimming with orange blossom honey. Another week, it's the slabs of milky Havarti cheese and the Red Haven peaches heavy with juice, enticing you to spend just a little more than you planned. Kentucky pole beans, silky ears of sweet corn, and sacks of stone-ground buckwheat flour may find their way into your basket on another visit.Whether you shop with a list or purely on impulse, you'll always find the truest taste of home at the local farms, roadside stands, and produce markets in your community. These are the places that offer up the native flavors of the South and all its seasons. They are your portal to the fields, the waters, and the vines where your food is cultivated. Get to know the origins of what you eat and the people who produce it. Tammy Algood's Farm Fresh Southern Cooking celebrates this experience with delicious recipes that will enhance the natural flavors of your latest market haul and stories of the South's most dedicated growers and culinary producers.

Farm Sanctuary

by Gene Baur

Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry. Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving as food for humans only at the end of their sun-drenched lives. That's what Gene Baur had been told -- but when he first visited a stockyard he realized that this rosy depiction couldn't be more inaccurate. Amid the stench, noise, and filth, his attention was drawn in particular to one sheep who had been cast aside for dead. But as Baur walked by, the sheep raised her head and looked right at him. She was still alive, and the one thing Baur knew for sure that day was that he had to get her to safety. Hilda, as she was later named, was nursed back to health and soon became the first resident of Farm Sanctuary -- an organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and protection of farm animals. The truth is that farm production does not depend on the family farmer with a small herd of animals but instead resembles a large, assembly-line factory. Animals raised for human consumption are confined for the entirety of their lives and often live without companionship, fresh air, or even adequate food and water.Viewed as production units rather than living beings with feelings, ten billion farm animals are exploited specifically for food in the United States every year. In Farm Sanctuary, Baur provides a thoughtprovoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk,and eggs -- and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote compassion. He details the triumphs and the disappointments of more than twenty years on the front lines of the animal protection movement. And he introduces sanctuary. us to some of the special creatures who live at Farm Sanctuary -- from Maya the cow to Marmalade the chicken -- all of whom escaped horrible circumstances to live happier, more peaceful lives. Farm Sanctuary shows how all of us have an opportunity and a responsibility to consume a kinder plate, making a better life for ourselves and animals as well. You will certainly never think of a hamburger or chicken breast the same way after reading this book.

A Farm Through Time

by Angela Wilkes Eric Thomas

This is the story of a farm and of its place in a changing landscape, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Following the rhythm of the seasons, it shows generations of farmworkers carrying out their daily tasks, ploughing and sowing, harvesting and haymaking. The book traces the development of the farm from a 9th century small-holding, rented from the local lord of the manor, to a large, mechanised farm of the 21st century. Eric Thomas' evocative illustrations capture the atmosphere of a rural idyll, showing farming communities working on the land, while liftable flaps open to reveal activities inside the farm buildings. Angles Wilkes' lyrical text explains traditional crafts and customs, from repairing hedges to making cheese. A Farm Through Time is a portrait of country people, of disappearing crafts and the emergence of new technology, and of how, over time, farming has altered the landscape itself.

The Farm to Table Cookbook

by Ivy Manning

The farm-to-table movement is flourishing. Farmers markets and greenmarkets are popping up in cities and neighborhoods across the country. Shoppers are no longer restricted to the same 30 items in the produce section of the Kroger or Safeway. This cookbook invites you try Escarole Caesar Salad, a Dandelion Greens-Italian Sausage-Fontina Cheese Pizza, and Kohlrabi Salad with Pea Shoots. Farmers markets also introduce cooks to artisan cheesemakers, and the recipe for End of Summer Quiche plays up the tangy character of locally made goat cheese. Ivy Manning, cooking teacher, chef, and writer--has gathered many of the recipes in her book from leading restaurants in Portland and Seattle that are notable practitioners of fresh local ingredients. Organized by seasons. each section also has an illustrated produce primer that introduces and explains the culinary qualities of spring greens, heirloom tomatoes (summer); pears and (fall), and winter squash.

Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

by Stephen B. Brush

Over the course of generations, pre-industrial human agriculture left a bounty of crop diversity across the earth. Bringing together a quarter century of research on the subject and his own field work in the Peruvian Andes, Mexico, and Turkey, Brush (agricultural and environmental science, U. of California at Davis) investigates questions related to patterns of agricultural crop diversity, the impact of farming changes such as industrialization, and methods of conserving diversity. He looks at the questions through lenses of evolutionary science and anthropological ethnobiology. Central to the discussion is the notion of genetic erosion, and Brush discusses both likely causes and possible policy solutions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Farming Cuba

by Carey Clouse

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space-- on rooftops, balconies, vacant lots, and even school playgrounds. By 1998 there were more than 8,000 urban farms in Havana producing nearly half of the country's vegetables. What began as a grassroots initiative had, in less than a decade, grown into the largest sustainable agriculture initiative ever undertaken, making Cuba the world leader in urban farming. Featuring a wealth of rarely seen material and intimate portraits of the environment, Farming Cuba details the innovative design strategies and explores the social, political, and environmental factors that helped shape this pioneering urban farming program.

Farnham's Freehold

by Robert A. Heinlein

This is a survivalist story describing the struggle of one man to survive in an alternate universe along with his family. Blasted into the alternate universe by a nuclear holocaust, Hugh Farnham attempts to rebuild. But in this reality, white people are treated as slaves working for dark-skinned masters. Having lived as a free man, Hugh does not adapt well to this reality and strives desperately to free himself and his family. Heinlein used this plot line to warn of nuclear war, to describe the foolishness of racism and to preach a little about the rights of free men.

The Farseekers (Obernewtyn #2)

by Isobelle Carmody

In this powerful sequel to Obernewtyn, young Elspeth Gordie-possessed of extraordinary mental powers-has united with others Misfits for refuge on the remote mountain keep of Obernewtyn. Yet the threat from the totalitarian Council to their safety is ever present. Their only defense is to work hard to develop their mental powers before an inevitable confrontation. But when Elspeth is lured off the mountain in a dangerous quest to rescue a powerful Misfit, the fate of the Obernewtyn colony will hang in the balance.

The Farseer Trilogy 3-Book Bundle

by Robin Hobb

Since Robin Hobb's debut novel took the fantasy world by storm, the adventures of her beloved assassin FitzChivalry Farseer have spawned a sweeping epic that spans more than a dozen books--and counting. Discover the phenomenon from the beginning with this eBook bundle of the original trilogy: ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE ROYAL ASSASSIN ASSASSIN'S QUEST Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Farseer Trilogy "Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin "A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne."--Publishers Weekly, on Assassin's Apprentice "This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don't want it to be over."--Steven Brust, on Assassin's Apprentice "[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking."--Locus, on Royal Assassin "[Royal Assassin] reaches astonishing new heights. . . . The Farseer saga is destined for greatness--a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy."--Sense of Wonder "An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Assassin's Quest "Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print--including mine!"--Melanie Rawn, on Assassin's Quest

Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

by Blake Bailey

From the prizewinning biographer of Richard Yates and John Cheever, here is the fascinating biography of Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend--a writer whose life and work encapsulated what it meant to be an addict and a closeted gay man in mid-century America, and what one had to do with the other. Charles Jackson's novel The Lost Weekend--the story of five disastrous days in the life of alcoholic Don Birnam--was published in 1944 to triumphant success. Within five years it had sold nearly half a million copies in various editions, and was added to the prestigious Modern Library. The actor Ray Milland, who would win an Oscar for his portrayal of Birnam, was coached in the ways of drunkenness by the novel's author--a balding, impeccably groomed middle-aged man who had been sober since 1936 and had no intention of going down in history as the author of a thinly veiled autobiography about a crypto-homosexual drunk. But The Lost Weekend was all but entirely based on Jackson's own experiences, and Jackson's valiant struggles fill these pages. He and his handsome gay brother, Fred ("Boom"), grew up in the scandal-plagued village of Newark, New York, and later lived in Europe as TB patients, consorting with aristocratic café society. Jackson went on to work in radio and Hollywood, was published widely, lived in the Hotel Chelsea in New York City, and knew everyone from Judy Garland and Billy Wilder to Thomas Mann and Mary McCarthy. A doting family man with two daughters, Jackson was often industrious and sober; he even became a celebrated spokesman for Alcoholics Anonymous. Yet he ultimately found it nearly impossible to write without the stimulus of pills or alcohol and felt his devotion to his work was worth the price. Rich with incident and character, Farther & Wilder is the moving story of an artist whose commitment to bringing forbidden subjects into the popular discourse was far ahead of his time.

Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

by Martin Dugard

James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farm boy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In "Farther Than Any Man", noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness. When Great Britain announced a major circumnavigation in 1768 -- a mission cloaked in science, but aimed at the pursuit of world power -- it came as a political surprise that James Cook was given command. Cook's surveying skills had contributed to the British victory over France in the Seven Years' War in 1763, but no commoner had ever commanded a Royal Navy vessel. Endeavor's stunning three-year journey changed the face of modern exploration, charting the vast Pacific waters, the eastern coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and making landfall in Tahiti, Tierra del Fuego, and Rio de Janeiro. After returning home a hero, Cook yearned to get back to sea. He soon took control of the Resolution and returned to his beloved Pacific, in search of the elusive Southern Continent. It was on this trip that Cook's taste for power became an obsession, and his legendary kindness to island natives became an expectation of worship -- traits that would lead him first to greatness, then to catastrophe. Full of action, lush description, and fascinating historical characters like King George III and Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and gruesome demise of Capt. James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on traveling farther than any man.

Farther Than I Meant to Go, Longer Than I Meant to Stay

by Tiffany L. Warren

Charmayne Ellis is an established, polishedprofessional but although very successful her ridiculing mother andwise cracking younger sister won't let her forget that she is36, fat and unmarried. Her best friend, Lynette sets her up on ablind date with the gorgeous Travis Moon who shows interest.Charmayne's caution light blinks like crazy but under pressure,she talks herself into allowing Travis to work his charm on not onlyher but also her friends and family. Dismissing a persistent feelingthat Travis is not the man God wants for her, Charmayne ignores adviceand marries him. As Charmayne settles in to share her entire lifewith her new husband, Travis only has devastating secrets in exchange.She knew about his felony record and parole requirements but soon shehas to face his bisexuality and theft. Then his addiction to pornempties her bank account and costs her the career she loves and she'sdevastated. With no husband, no job and no one who seems tounderstand, Charmayne-with the help of a Christian therapist-learnsthat her real problem was never her weight or her marital status.Instead it was her own inability to trust God enough to wait on Hisbest for her life.

The Farthest-Away Mountain

by Lynne Reid Banks

This is the tale of the young heroine Dakin, who sets out on a terrifying journey through wicked woods and haunted mountain paths to find the farthest-away mountain and break the spell by which it's been bound for two hundred years.

Farthest Reach (Forgotten Realms: Last Mythal #2)

by Richard Baker

The second in a trilogy of novels from New York Times best-selling author Richard Baker. Farthest Reach is the second novel in a trilogy chronicling the tempestuous return of an isolated society of elves to the mainland of the Forgotten Realms world. The events in this trilogy will have a far-reaching impact across the entire setting. AUTHOR BIO: RICHARD BAKER works as a game designer and Managing Developer for the roleplaying game line at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. A New York Times bestselling author with Condemnation, his additional Forgotten Realms novels include The City of Ravens.From the Paperback edition.

Farthest Reaches

by Joseph Elder

This book contains a dozen science fiction stories by twelve of the most well known authors in the field including: The Worm That Flies by Brian Aldiss, Kyrie by Poul Anderson, Tomorrow is a Million Years by J. G. Ballard, Pond Water by John Brunner, The Dance of the Changer and the Three by Terry Carr, Crusade by Arthur C. Clarke, Ranging by John Jakes, Mind OUt of Time by Keith Laumer, The Inspector by James Mckinney, To the Dark Star by Robert Silverberg, A Night in Elf Hill by Norman Spinrad and Sulwen's Planet by Jack Vance.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives

by Charles Swindoll

Pastor, teacher, and beloved author Charles Swindoll says, "Somehow life has taught us poorly. We're trained to think that the most significant people are star athletes, actors, and musicians--the ones we applaud, those whose autographs we seek, those who have worldly renown. "They aren't. Not really. Most often, the people really worth noting are those who turn a 'nobody' into a 'somebody' but never receive credit." What is forgotten far too often is this: Success in God's kingdom and in the church depends upon faithful people the public rarely knows. The Old Testament contains numerous fascinating stories of forgotten lives--unsung heroes whose actions, sacrifices, or battles failed to ascribe them worldly renown. These great lives, however, reveal significant people whom God honors in the pages of His Word and, therefore, deserve our serious attention and emulation. Adino took out eight hundred armed, skilled fighting men with his sword. Eleazar attacked the Philistines by himself for so long that his comrades had to pry his sword out of his grip. Shammah, while his companions ran like scared cats from their enemies, stood his ground--alone--and was victorious. And yet, did you recall any of their names? They're not on the rolls of the rich and famous. Still, they are significant. In this eighth volume of the bestselling Great Lives from God's Word series, Chuck will examine little-remembered Bible characters and events. He will help you discover biblical principles and practical applications for living so that you can be who you are in God's estimation . . . a person of true significance.

Fascination

by Leona Blair

From the bestselling author of Privilege and The Side of the Angels comes a passionately involving novel of an age when love was the most dangerous of pastimes. The year is 1900; it is a time of glamour and grandeur, of ruthless tycoons cutting deals, of rich Americans traveling abroad, of fashionable women breaking free from old conventions, and of wayward passions that can damn a well-born woman to ruin, unless she resists the dizzying pull of... Fascination. Miranda Cunningham, an elegant, sophisticated New York society wife, is set to sail for England, where she's to join her husband, Paul. At her side is her beautiful, spoiled niece Cynthia, whose mission is to take Europe by storm and restore the family prestige by finding herself a titled husband. Also sailing on the luxury liner is Louisa "Kitt" McAllister, a thoroughly modern and engaging young woman eager to see the world. They are three very different women, each about to fall in love with the same man.... Steven James, the new state senator from New York, has come aboard the Sylvania to investigate a business proposition that could change the face of the country and make him a wealthy man. A compelling, magnetically attractive widower, he has never loved a woman as much as women have loved him. That state of affairs is about to change, as Steven becomes blinded by desire, drawn into a storm of emotions that will drastically transform his life. Soon each of the women will make choices that unleash jealousy, betrayal, and intrigue, pushing them toward the happiness they seek, or lingering heartache. And then, from London to exotic Cairo and finally back to America, amid stolen moments and bitter revelations, Miranda, Cynthia, and Kitt will force their rivalry to a stunning conclusion that tests the depths of a man's love... and reveals the hidden recesses of a woman's heart. A marvelous journey into the past and a timeless look at the perils of love--and the price of betrayal--Fascination is a lush, seductive read, utterly irresistible from first page to last.

Fashion Academy

by Sheryl Berk Carrie Berk

Project Runway meets Fame in a trendy new series from the authors of The Cupcake ClubAt the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, FAB is a way of life. Fashion-forward MacKenzie "Mickey" Williams is thrilled to be accepted to FAB Middle School (Fashion Academy of Brooklyn), a school that serves as a training ground for the fashion designers of tomorrow. (Their motto, "We are SEW FAB"). But when her daring fashion and stellar grades turn the Fab A-listers green with envy, Mickey discovers that standing out doesn't always make it easy to fit in. So when friendly classmate JC comes up with a plan to help Mickey fit in, she decides to take the ultimate fashion risk-ditch her personal style for good. One mega makeover later, pink-haired Mickey Williams mysteriously disappears, and the trendy, blonde "Kenzie Wills" shows up on the FAB scene, blending with the other students in a way Mickey never could. But when Mickey starts to lose herself to "Kenzie," she's not sure that fitting in is worth cutting herself down to size. . .

Fashion Accessories Business

by Entrepreneur Magazine Eileen Figure Sandlin

A billion-dollar industry, fashion accessories offer a world of business possibilities for stylish entrepreneurs like you! From jewelry and handbags to scarves and hats, Entrepreneur covers the hottest accessories businesses within the flourishing fashion industry. Learn how to create and sell your own accessories, buy wholesale accessories for resale, or establish your own online or traditional store! Providing insider advice, tips, and tricks along the way, our expert fashionistas take you step by step and show you how to discover your specialty, establish your business, set up your home workshop and office, manage your finances, and much more! Choose from popular fashion accessory niches- handcrafted jewelry, handbags, belts, scarves, and hats Discover the right sales avenue for your products Outfit your home workshop and office with the right tools and supplies Partner with retailers and designers to boost brand recognition Efficiently manage inventory and supplies for easy order fulfillment Boost profits by expanding and cross-marketing your product line And moreTurn your passion for fashion into a successful business today!All Entrepreneur Step-By-Step Startup Guides Include: Essential industry-specific startup steps with worksheets, calculators, checklists and more Bestselling title,Start Your Own Business by Entrepreneur Media Inc., a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years Downloadable, customizable business letters, sales letters, and other sample documents Entrepreneur's Small Business Legal Toolkit

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