Browse Results What Format Should I Choose?

Showing 53,951 through 53,975 of 214,077 results

Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold

by Jennifer Ackerman

Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off. " Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.

Ah Ha!

by Jeff Mack

Frog is settling in for a relaxing day at the pond. (AAHH.) But wait--there are other creatures at the pond as well. (AH HA!) And some of them are out to get Frog. (AHHH!) Not to worry, Frog gets the last laugh. (HA HA!) Using only two letters, along with many brightly colored and lively illustrations, Jeff Mack brings his hallmark humor to this rollicking book that will leave young readers guessing, laughing, and on the edge of their seats.

Ah, Music!

by Aliki

Surveys the history and components of music, concentrating on Western musical traditions. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Ah, Sweet Mystery

by Celestine Sibley

Kate Kincaid Mulcay has a tranquil life in her country log cabin and a pleasant routine of writing thrice-weekly columns for an Atlanta newspaper. All that is shattered when she discovers that Miss Willie Wilcox, a beloved eighty-five year-old neighbor, has calmly confessed to the brutal murder of her stepson, Garney. But Kate knows Miss Willie too well to believe she could kill anyone, and a little investigation shows that the facts don't add up. Soon she's off on the trail of the real murderer, a dangerous chase that leads her from the drug deals of downtown Atlanta to the wealthy new subdivisions of her own hometown. Kate finds herself attending three funerals related to the case and she and two little girls she is sheltering are threatened. Set in big city Atlanta and the remnants of rural Georgia, and featuring many colorful characters from disappearing and emerging cultures, this is an engrossing mystery with heart.

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl

by Roald Dahl

roald dahl's new book is a wonderful collection of stories, most of which were written in the late 1940s, originally published in various magazines and collections in the forties and fifties, and are gathered here together for the first time. Set in one English village and sharing a cast of characters, these stories--each bearing the inimitable, antic, slightly wicked Dahl touch--have the vivid effect of a novel, giving us the larger picture of this small world in the years just after World War II. And leave it to Dahl to find the most unusual, the eeriest, the funniest, and the most shocking details lurking inside this (or any) pastoral. There's the ratcatcher who looks--and acts--alarmingly like his quarry...the grand backfiring of the greatest pheasant poaching (a "sporting type of stealing") ever almost pulled off...the strange disappearance--and gruesome reappearance--of Ole Jimmy, the elderly, sweet-tempered, tipsy playground attendant...the comings and goings at the illegal greyhound racetrack where the dogs are far tamer than the bookies...the surprisingorigin of the expression "bull's eye" (and a lesson in assuring the sex of your cow's next calf)... Seven stories that delight us with their mixture of the charming and the charmingly perverse, and that remind us--as only a Roald Dahl story can--that the mystery of life isn't always as sweet as it seems.

Aha! Activities

by Arvind Gupta

This books teaches about sustainable science.

Ahab (Modern Literary Characters)

by Harold Bloom

Critical extracts by Evert A. Duyckinck, D. H. Lawrence, Lewis Mumford, R. P. Blackmur, W. H. Auden, Lawrance Thompson, Marius Bewley, James Baird, Alfred Kazin, Denis Donoghue, A. R. Humphreys, Joyce Carol Oates, Raney Stanford, Martin Leonard Pops, Ann Douglas, Carolyn L. Karcher, David Simpson, Tony Magistrate, Joseph Allen Boone, David S. Reynolds, Wai-Chee Dimock, Bruce L. Grenberg, and Pamela Schirmeister Critical essays by F. O. Matthiessen, Maurice Friedman, Robert Zoellner, Bainard Cowan, Michael Paul Rogin, William B. Dillingham, Larry J. Reynolds, Neal L. Tolchin, Edward J. Ahearn, and Leo Bersani

Ahab's Wife

by Sena Jeter Naslund

From the opening line-"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"-you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Ahead in the Heat (A Pacific Blue Novel)

by Lorelie Brown

Sean Westin finds himself on the beaches of San Sebastian as he recovers from a bad break. But he'll need more than sand and swells to heal his heart....The surfing World Championship Tour is under way, and Sean Westin is desperate to make his mark--until a stupid display of machismo in Bali leaves his shoulder busted. He has six weeks to get back on the waves or he may be looking at the end of his career.Annie Baxter is the best physical therapist in the business, and she knows it. After almost joining the pro circuit herself, she's wary of working with big stars and their huge egos. But Sean is making her an incredible offer--full funding for her after-school skate center for underprivileged kids--and she's finding him hard to resist....As intense therapy sessions turn into passionate intimacy, Sean unleashes a wild side of Annie that she's suppressed for years. Only, Sean's keeping secrets, and when his hidden history comes to the surface, everything--even Annie--might get torn away.

Ahead of All Parting

by Rainer Maria Rilke Stephen Mitchell

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet's rich formal music and depth of thought. "If Rilke had written in English," Denis Donoghue wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "he would have written in this English." Ahead of All Parting is an abundant selection of Rilke's lifework. It contains representative poems from his early collections The Book of Hours and The Book of Pictures; many selections from the revolutionary New Poems, which drew inspiration from Rodin and Cezanne; the hitherto little-known "Requiem for a Friend"; and a generous selection of the late uncollected poems, which constitute some of his finest work. Included too are passages from Rilke's influential novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and nine of his brilliant uncollected prose pieces. Finally, the book presents the poet's two greatest masterpieces in their entirety: the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. "Rilke's voice, with its extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell's versions more clearly than in any others," said W. S. Merwin. "His work is masterful."

Ahmed the Philosopher

by Alain Badiou Joseph Litvak

English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are introduced to Badiou's philosophy through a theatrical tour de force that has met with much success in France. Ahmed the Philosopher presents its comic hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant philosopher even as it casts philosophy itself as a comic performance. The comedy unfolds as a series of lessons, with each "short play" or sketch illuminating a different Badiousian concept. Yet Ahmed does more than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative aspects of philosophy, mobilizing a comic energy that exposes the emptiness and pomp of the world. Through his example, the audience is moved to a living engagement with philosophy, discovering in it the power to break through the limits of everyday life.

Ahoy, Ghost Ship Ahead! (Pirate School #2)

by Brian James

While on watch in the crow's nest, the pirate kids spot something gaining on their ship: a ghost ship! Rotten Tooth refuses to believe them, so the kids know that they have to solve this mystery themselves. They spend a night on deck waiting for the ghost ship to approach, and then they plan to board it. But is it even possible to step onto a ghost ship? And if it is, is it possible to get off of it?

Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Yoshi Miyake

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and recipient of the Florida Sunshine Award: In this absorbing chapter book, Ahyoka helps her father, Sequoyah, unlock the mystery of "talking leaves" to create the Cherokee alphabet Ahyoka is the daughter of Sequoyah, a silversmith who has given up most of his trade to focus on his true passion. He longs for the day when the Cherokee people can communicate to one another from afar and document the history of their lives. He wants his people--the Real People--to have a written language like the white men do. When he is ostracized from his community for the "magic" he is creating, he leaves his home to pursue his quest. His young daughter, who shares his dream, joins him on his journey. They work together to create a syllabic alphabet that will tell the story of the Cherokee people.

Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Ahyoka helps her father Sequoyah in his quest to create a system of writing for his people. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy

by Sophal Ear

International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for more peaceful, representative rule. Yet the country's social indicators and the integrity of its political institutions declined precipitously within a few short years, and inequality grew dramatically. Conducting an unflinching investigation into the case of Cambodia, Sophal Ear uncovers the pernicious effects of aid dependence and its perversion of democracy. International intervention and foreign aid resulted in higher infant and child mortality rates in Cambodia in the 1990s and unprecedented corruption by the mid-2000s. Similarly, in example after example, Ear finds that the more aid dependent the country, the more distorted its incentives to develop sustainably. Contrasting Cambodia's twin economic engines, tourism and clothing, with its livestock sector and internal handling of the avian flu epidemic, he showcases the international community's role in preventing Cambodia from owning its national development. A postconflict state unable to refuse aid, Cambodia is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintended consequences, such as bad governance and poor domestic and tax revenue performance--a major factor curbing sustainable, nationally owned growth. By outlining the terms through which countries can achieve better ownership of their development, Ear offers a way forward for governments on the brink of collapse, despite ongoing dependence on foreign intervention and aid.

Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen

by Alex Farnum Aida Mollenkamp

Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in How to Be in the Kitchen. This comprehensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills. For members of the tech-savvy new generation who can't cook but want to, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place and for those already at ease in the kitchen it's full of "who knew" moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes.

Aiding and Abetting

by Muriel Spark

None.

Aiding the Enemy

by Julie Rowe

Book three of War GirlsGerman-occupied Brussels, BelgiumDecember 1915Rose Culver is in grave danger. For months the Red Cross head nurse has been aiding Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines, helping them flee into neutral Netherlands. It's only a matter of time until she's caught. Which makes it the wrong time to fall in love with a handsome German military doctor as devoted to the sanctity of human life as she is.The Great War has caused Dr. Herman Geoff to question everything he once believed. He knows Rose has been hiding British soldiers in her hospital-he's even treated some of them, refusing to go against his own Hippocratic oath. As a doctor, he admires Rose's skill and conviction. As a man, he can no longer deny his attraction to her. But when Rose is arrested for treason, Herman must choose between love for her and duty to his country...For more tales of love and war, download Saving the Rifleman and Enticing the Spymaster, available now! 32,000 words

AIDS and Accusation

by Paul Farmer

Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in 1992 this new edition has been updated and a new preface added.

AIDS Between Science and Politics

by Laurence Garey Peter Piot

A social, political, and human history of the epidemic, with a look at its ongoing challenges, written by a scientist, physician, and pioneering world health leader.

AIDS: The Ultimate Challenge

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"None of us is so unique as to be exempt from the human condition." As the numbers of reported AIDS cases continue to climb, and the disease continues to take more and more lives, those who have to deal with the complexities of this problem continue to ask: "How do we care for these terminally ill?" Using letters from patients, questions and answers between patient and doctor, and other compassionate tools, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shows us how to comfort the seriously ill and help AIDS patients through the critical "stages of dying" She addresses the stigma surrounding AIDS as a "gay disease" and makes a special plea for prisoners with AIDS, for women and children with AIDS, and for babies with AIDS. This remarkable book is warm and informative on one of the most important subjects of our time.

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere

by Oscar Ratti Adele Westbrook

Aikido neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless. By controlling body position and harmonizing their vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning control practiced in Aikido.

Aikido Basics

by Phong Thong Dang Lynn Seiser

In Aikido Basics, the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Dang Phong, shares his secrets to building a successful training program, testing for belt promotion, and understanding and developing Ki, the energy used in aikido. The author incorporates a discussion of aikido's origin, its history and philosophical underpinnings, and an explanation of the different branches of aikido.

Aikido Basics

by Phong Thong Dang Lynn Seiser

In Aikido Basics, the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Dang Phong, shares his secrets to building a successful training program, testing for belt promotion, and understanding and developing Ki, the energy used in aikido. The author incorporates a discussion of aikido's origin, its history and philosophical underpinnings, and an explanation of the different branches of aikido.

Aikido Ground Fighting

by Carl Long Walther G. Von Krenner Ken Jeremiah Damon Apodaca

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it comes to ground fighting. Aikido Ground Fighting is a unique look at the roots of aikido techniques (in particular, the kneeling practices of suwari-waza) and how they might be applied to defense on the ground. Written by a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba in collaboration with other aikido teachers, this book remains steadfastly true to the founder's teachings while presenting innovative and effective techniques. Containing never-before-published pictures of Ueshiba as well as step-by-step photographs clearly demonstrating techniques, Aikido Ground Fighting is designed for aikido students looking to become more well-rounded martial artists as well as practitioners of all martial arts seeking effective self-defense techniques.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Showing 53,951 through 53,975 of 214,077 results

Help

Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.