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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford wait anxiously for a letter from Russia that may contain information of international importance hidden beneath the stamp. The letter is anticipated by more than just the Beresfords, and they must fight to keep the information from getting into the wrong hands.
Movie star Mary Marvell consults with Hercule Poirot after receiving threatening letters that warn her to return her diamond, the famous "Western Star," to its rightful owner. But who does own the diamond, and is it even the genuine article?
Everyone warns of Indian ambushes as Elizabeth Pogue, her nine-year-old sister, Martha, and their family begin the dangerous trip on foot to Daniel Boone's new settlement in Kentucky But the only thing bothering Elizabeth is her bratty younger sister, Martha -- until she disappears. Then, without thinking, Elizabeth races into the savage wilderness to find the sister she tried not to love. . . .
Adventure Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild ride of philosophical mayhem. The authors have come together to understand and explore one of the deepest and most thoughtful television shows ever to assault human brain waves. Where Adventure Time shows us what the world could be like, this book screws open our cranial lids, mucks about in the mess that is our heads, and attempts to come to some answers about the nature of reality. Adventure Time challenges everything we know about life, meaning, heroism, and even burritos. And it's time to give the show some serious thought. Adventure Time and Philosophy is a chance to put down your broadsword, put your exhausted monster-slaying feet up, and try to figure out why you spend your time rescuing people in distress and fighting for justice. What is justice anyway? If you don't happen to have your pocket edition of the Enchiridion on hand, and Billy the Hero *wicked guitar solo* hasn't been returning your calls, pick up Adventure Time and Philosophy and learn what it means to be a real hero! The authors of the chapters will prove that Adventure Time is much more than a cartoon, it's a way of life. . . . It's also the future!--a post-apocalyptic future 10,000 years after the Great Mushroom War, actually. Who better to have as companions than Finn and Jake when taking on Plato, Nietzsche, and Baudrillard or encountering the Slime Princess, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen. In a review of the show in Entertainment Weekly, Darren Franich characterized Adventure Time as a "hybrid sci-fi/fantasy/horror/musical/fairy tale, with echoes of Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki, Final Fantasy, Richard Linklater, Where the Wild Things Are, and the music video you made with your high school garage band." This book is filled with chapters written by a colorful cast of characters who enlighten us about the profound and life-affirming spiritual subtext and dark comedic elements of an awesomely fantastic show.
With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the crafts will never end! Learn how to stitch, paint, sculpt, and crochet more than 23 projects featuring your favorite Adventure TimeTM characters. You'll find designs by fans just like you for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor, and stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom:* Reversible Jake/Cake Plush* Marceline's Axe* Bubblegum's Like-Like Sweater* Peppermint Butler Pillow* Oh My Glob, Nail Art!* Fionna and Finn Hats* BMO's 8-Bit Fuse Bead CoastersAnd so much more! What the lump are you waiting for? It's time to D.I.Y.!
Simulation of an accountant working at a travel agency.
[from the back cover] "Who sits high up on the classroom flagpole? Who leaves a mouse's head on the teacher's chair? Who curls up inside a desk and goes to sleep? Who gobbles chicken in the cafeteria? AdventureCat tells the story of her first visit to school. What a story! What a cat!" AdventureCat is brave, curious and outspoken. She even calls the teacher names! Contains frequent use of spelling changed to resemble the accent a cat would have if it could speak such as: freeeee, lifffffee, rowling, Meeeooowwwser, dogsss, cat-lamity and booooyyyy.
The Fleetwood Flowers Fact: In the late 1800s, a spinster schoolteacher spent a summer in the Washington mountains ... searching for gold. Legend: Emelina Fleetwood found the gold-and used it to buy five pairs of gemstone earrings, each in the shape of her favorite flowers. Before she died, she buried the treasure, then drew a map of the spot. Legacy: Well, one part of the legend is true. A crudely drawn map has been handed down to each generation of Fleetwood women. And if that's true, surely the rest of the legend must be. At least that's what Sarah Fleetwood believes-and she's the current owner of the map. Gideon Trace, the treasure hunter she's hired to help her, isn't so sure. But Sarah is convinced he's some kind of hero, and if that's enough to keep her close to him, Gideon's more than willing to share the adventure.
The monumental novel that carries us from South America to Paris to New York and the oil-rich fields of Texas...into the world of the privileged few who live and lust in the lap of luxury.
How do you survive a charging elephant? What's the best way to serve polar bear meat? Where do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingstone, Shackleton and John Hunt. Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of the great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid tales of yester-year and witty retro tips. You'll discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain. Packed with fun facts and trivia, this is the perfect gift for hardened explorers and armchair adventurers alike.
In the glorious autumn of Elizabeth I's reignWith supporters rallying for Mary Queen of Scots and the Spanish invasion fleet on the horizon, Queen Elizabeth I turns to her secret service for help.An adventurer and privateer serving the Queen's spymaster, Sir Christopher Hamilton is dispatched to watch over Anne Marie Fraser. Held hostage because of her treacherous father's support for Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Marie's cloistered plight angers and then frustrates Kit. Rescuing her from her father's cruel hands, Kit seeks permission from the Queen to marry. But he hasn't counted on Anne Marie's fury at discovering his deception. She will marry him, but she won't be his wife in anything more than name!THE ELIZABETHAN SEASONGlory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the Age of Elizabeth
From "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Sherlock Holmes is famously outwitted by a woman, the captivating Irene Adler, to "The Five Orange Pips," in which the master detective is pitted against the Ku Klux Klan, to "The Final Problem," in which Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, face each other in a showdown at the Reichenbach Falls, the stories that appear in The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes bear witness to the flowering of author Arthur Conan Doyle's genius. "The plain fact," the celebrated mystery writer Vincent Starrett asserted, "is that Sherlock Holmes is still a more commanding figure in the world than most of the warriors and statesmen in whose present existence we are invited to believe."From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Adventures at Green Apple Acres" is a magical place where farm animals live together, face challenges and succeed in overcoming life's obstacles. In the process, they learn some big life lessons...with the help of their friends, both human and animal. By using farm animals to illustrate real life situations and weaving a moral into each story, author Cynthia A. Sudor allows young adults to identify with the animals, read how each character faces and navigates each challenge, and, in the end, learn a life lesson from the animal's experience and eventual success. "My goal is that young adults identify with the real life challenges from each story, see the strength in getting through life's twists and turns, learn how to achieve a successful result and gain strength from the situation," says Sudor. "The animals in this book are ones that I know from my farm and friends' farms, and I know the people characters in the book as well. Each story has a meaningful message."
Explore new worlds . . . If you ever wondered what might lie beyond the reality we experience every day, if you've ever thrilled to accounts of out-of-body travel and longer to go alone for the ride, this fascinating, practical guide is for you. America's leading expert on out-of-body travel tells the riveting story of his travels to other realms and offers easy-to-use techniques to guide you on your journey of a lifetime'and beyond. Travel into parallel realities . . . William Buhlman has trained out-of-body travelers in his workshop for more than a decade, teaching people how to project their consciousness outside the limits of their physical bodies and to explore dimensions and worlds beyond everyday life. Now he vividly recounts how own adventures in the parallel universe described in the new-physics theories of Stephen Hawkins, Paul Davies, and Fred Alan Wolf and presents his step-by-step guide to astral travel'including exercises, tips, techniques, and answers to your every question about out-of-body experiences. And discover surprising truths about reality, past lives, the soul, and life after death. Astral travel, Buhlman reveals, not only can expand your conscious'it can help verify the existence of the soul, teach you about past lives, and enhance your daily life. Find out in this compelling handbook for everyone who wants to venture beyond the body and take the ultimate trip.
Learn more about reading and writing with wonderful stories and poems from many authors.
A textbook for young students to improve their reading skills.
Sequentially outlays poems, short stories, plays plus other literary works as it challenges the minds of the readers to carefully determine the main idea of the selection and exactly what the writer's aim was without having to directly derive from it. It aims at making skilled readers from most readers.
Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons, and the Garage Warriors Who Love Themby William Gurstelle
The technology underground is a thriving, humming, and often literally scintillating subculture of amateur inventors and scientific envelope-pushers who dream up, design, and build machines that whoosh, rumble, fly--and occasionally hurl pumpkins across enormous distances. In the process they astonish us with what is possible when human imagination and ingenuity meet nature's forces and materials. William Gurstelle spent two years exploring the most fascinating outposts of this world of wonders: meeting and talking to the men and women who care far more for the laws of physics than they do for mundane matters like government regulations and their own personal safety. Adventures from the Technology Underground is Gurstelle's lively and weirdly compelling report of his travels. In these pages we meet Frank Kosdon and others who draw the scrutiny of the FAA, ATF, and other federal agencies in their pursuit of high-power amateur rocketry, which they demonstrate to impressive--and sometimes explosive--effect at the annual LDRS gathering held in various remote and unpopulated areas (a necessary consideration since that acronym stands for Large Dangerous Rocket Ships). Here also are the underground technologists who turn up at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada high desert, including Lucy Hosking, "the engineer from Hell" and the creator of Satan's Calliope, aka the World's Loudest Thing, a pipe organ made from jet engines. Also at Burning Man is Austin "Dr. MegaVolt" Richard, who braves the arcing, sputtering, six-digit voltages of a giant Tesla coil in his protective metal suit. Add in a trip to see medieval-style catapults, air cannons, and supersized slingshots in action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition in Sussex County, Delaware, and forays to the postapocalyptic enclaves of the flamethrower builders and the future-noir pits of the fighting robots, and you have proof positive that the age of invention is still going strong. In the world of science and engineering, despite its buttoned-down image, there's plenty of fun, humor, and sheer wonder to be found at the fringes. Adventures from the Technology Underground takes you there. * Launch homemade high-power rockets. * Catapult pumpkins the better part of a mile. * Watch robot gladiators saw, flip, and pound one another into high-tech junk heaps. * Dazzle the eye with electrical discharges measured in the hundreds of thousands of volts. * Play with flamethrowers, potato guns, and other decidedly unsafe toys . . . If this is your idea of fun, you'll have a major good time on this wild ride through today's Technology Underground. From the Burning Man festival in Nevada's high desert to the latest gathering of Large Dangerous Rocket Ship builders to Delaware's annual Punkin Chunkin competition (a celebration of "science, radical self-expression, and beer"), you'll meet the inspired, government-unregulated, and corporately unfettered men and women who operate at the furthest fringes of science, engineering, and wild-eyed arc welding, building the catapults, ultra-high-voltage electrical devices, incendiary artworks, fighting robots, and other machines that demonstrate what's possible when physics meets human ingenuity.
A high school textbook of the literature produced in the United States since colonial times, with some American Indian offerings and with study and discussion material.
Learn literature through short stories, essays, biographies, autobiographies, poetry, drama, novels and much more.
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