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Bestselling author Jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers - all while wearing a mask and a cape. Phoenix Jones patrols Seattle, masked, muscles rippling, while corner boys scatter and teenage runaways are helped, whether they want it or not. He might still see his pediatrician when superhero-ing gets a little too intense, but he'll be back out there with his ass-kicking comrades as soon as he's bandaged up. These do-gooding citizens talk the talk, and walk the walk of mythical superheroes - the only thing they're missing is actual supernatural powers. The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones is an inside, intimate look at the world of amateur superheroes and a front row seat to their adventures.
Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would you like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke may speed and travel records and so inspired people around the world. Experience these and other outstanding stories in Amazing Americans and be inspired by some of the amazing people who helped shape the United States.
Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Earth's polar regions with 25 interactive projects, activities, and experiments. Kids ages 9 and up will discover that the coldest places on Earth hold fascinating scientific wonders and mysteries. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects to teach young readers about the harsh polar climate, immense Arctic tundra, magical Northern Lights, vast glaciers, ancient frozen lakes, remarkable animals and plants, brave explorers, innovative people who live and work at the top and bottom of the world, and the vital importance of conservation. With Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself kids will gain an appreciation for the exciting and extraordinary polar environments.
Reading on your own Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they've been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal.Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.
As the world becomes smaller and air travel more commonplace, do we always remember those amazing people whose bravery and vision has made it possible for us to travel around to the far ends of the earth? In this unique collection of inspirational stories from The Amazing People Club®, take a fascinating flight through the lives of some of the world's most celebrated aviators!From the great dreams of Joseph Montgolfier, inventor of the hot-air balloon, to the incredible innovations of the Wright Brothers, whose work on bicycles inspired them to invent a system of controlling aircraft; the principle of which is still used today. From the bravery and pioneering spirit of Amelia Earhart to the tenacious spirit of Yuri Gagarin, there is much to be learnt from the lives of these amazing people who all played key roles in the history of aviation. Experience the excitement of great aviation breakthroughs in this unique collection of amazing stories. Travel with Frank Whittle, who developed the jet engine. Learn how Igor Sikorsky created the helicopter. Find our how aviation engineers and brave pilots created the airline industry. These stories all come alive through BioViews®.A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview, about an amazing person. These stories offer an inspirational way of learning about people who made major contributions to our world. The unique format and flow enables each person's story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, and reflects their interests, emotions and passions.
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of America's greatest thinkers with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. From his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and inventions to his career as a writer, printer, and politician, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions gives young readers a comprehensive look at the man who gave us the lightning rod, the armonica, bifocals, the post office, the first public library, Poor Richard's Almanac, and so much more. Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the courage, creativity, and determination of Ben Franklin and a young America coming into its own.
The book is a time machine, which lets the readers to travel back to meet Benjamin Franklin when he discovers the secret of electricity.
Take off on a scavenger hunt through the New Testament with your small group. The Amazing Bible Race series for adult small groups blends interest-building activities with Bible discovery for participants who read short segments of Scripture and commentary then play games, answer quizzes, and earn points for their team in a competitive race format. The race runs various legs through different sections of the New Testament and promises excitement and new discoveries as participants dive into the sacred stories. Each leg includes a daily reader for every runner and leader helps including team registration. Runners will earn points for daily reading and completing the WeeklyChallenge, Fast Forwards, and Hurdles. Weeks 1-3 Matthew Weeks 4-5 Mark Weeks 6-7 Luke Weeks 8-9 John Weeks 10-12 Acts Check out the race at www.amazingbiblerace.com.
Take off on a scavenger hunt through the New Testament with your small group. The Amazing Bible Race series for adult small groups blends interest-building activities with Bible discovery for participants who read short segments of Scripture and commentary then play games, answer quizzes, and earn points for their team in a competitive race format. The race runs various legs through different sections of the New Testament and promises excitement and new discoveries as participants dive into the sacred stories. Each leg includes a daily reader for every runner and leader helps including team registration. Runners will earn points for daily reading and completing the WeeklyChallenge, Fast Forwards, and Hurdles. Check out the race at www.amazingbiblerace.com.
792 questions about the Bible, with answers.
Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself takes kids ages 9 and up on a circumnavigation of the globe to learn about Earth's terrestrial and aquatic biomes. Kid's will wander through forests, sizzle in deserts, shiver in the tundra, plunge beneath the seas to explore coral reefs, and slog through marshy waters. Along the way, kids will encounter flora and fauna adapted for survival in each unique climate zone. They'll learn about gnarly krumholz trees, bioluminescent sea creatures, camouflage, carnivorous plants, and blubbery marine critters. In each biome, people who use science in their jobs are highlighted, whether at the site of a disastrous oil spill or an oh-so-cool mastodon dig.
On her way home from school, Pearl, a pig, finds a talking bone that saves her from would-be robbers and from a hungry wolf. A charming story. This file should make an excellent embossed braille file.
Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicians of all stripes to higher standards of performance. Yet Powell remains one of American music's most misunderstood figures, and the story of his exceptional talent is often overshadowed by his history of alcohol abuse, mental instability, and brutalization at the hands of white authorities. In this first extended study of the social significance of Powell's place in the American musical landscape, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. shows how the pianist expanded his own artistic horizons and moved his chosen idiom into new realms. Illuminating and multi-layered, The Amazing Bud Powell centralizes Powell's contributions as it details the collision of two vibrant political economies: the discourses of art and the practice of blackness.
Business makes the world go round. This unique audio collection from The Amazing People Club explores the lives of four amazing people who all enjoyed global success in a variety of ways. Get an insight into the life of Henry Ford, the man behind one of the biggest car brands in the world. Born on a farm, Henry's journey took him to Detroit, where he built the first mass produced vehicles - the Model T, the Model A and the system of 'Fordism'. His talent for invention and machines was inspired by other amazing individuals, including Thomas Edison. Also meet Beulah Henry, called 'Lady Edison' by many; she was a prolific inventor. Many people have actually never heard of her despite her development of over 101 inventions! Be amazed by Henry Bessemer who played a critical role in steel making and steam engines which drove the industrial revolution and find out about George de Mestral whose ingenuity was responsible for Velcro, now used all over the world. It's a great example of the fact that behind every invention, there is an amazing story! Each story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. They provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
A school of fish raining from the sky . . . anglers catching eighty-three sailfish in one day-fish tales? No, Amazing but True Fishing Stories. In the tradition of Nash and Zullo's Amazing but True Golf Facts and The Sports Hall of Shame book series comes a compendium of true tales, angling antics, and fish facts. This is a book that once again demonstrates how truth can be stranger than fiction. Consider: the Frenchman who caught 590 fish in one hour with a single pole; the angler who used his rod and reel to hook and save a drowning woman; the man who lost his thumb in a boating accident-and found it seven months later, in the belly of a trout! These and many more terrific tales, crazy catches, and daring duels can be found in Amazing but True Fishing Stories.
In this follow-up book to The Art of Cake Pops, Noel Muniz brings you even more challenging and fun designs for the little treats that are still the hottest confections in bakeries everywhere. From football helmets to corn dogs, polar bears, party hats, meatballs, beehives, and castles, Amazing Cake Pops is jam-packed with incredible designs that will spruce up any party or occasion.Along with the basics of making cake pops, more advanced tips and tricks are included for anyone wishing to bring their cake pop-making skills to another level. You'll learn how to: Create colored cakes and designs Shape pops using cookie cutters Decorate and paint pops with precision Prepare pops ahead of time and store them properly Ship them safely And much moreAside from basic cake flavors, you'll learn how to make carrot cake, coconut, cookies and cream, almond, and peanut butter cake, as well as different types of frosting, ganache, and fondant so that each cake pop tastes as delicious as it looks. You'll truly impress anyone with your creations.
How did Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Coco Chanel choose their careers? Discover how these and other high achievers became successful in Amazing Careers. In life, the work we do often determines our status in society as much as the money we earn. Some people choose their job because of strong convictions while others are motivated by salary. This book provides a unique insight into lives of people who had exciting and interesting careers and can help provide inspiration to you in your own. Each amazing career is explored through BioViewsÂ® which are short biographical stories, similar to interviews. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
A former soldier who's been unwittingly living another man's life is given the chance to turn back the clock Anton Blum is the strongest man in Konigswald. But the German peasant is mute; he hasn't spoken a word since he was wounded in action nearly a decade earlier. On a stormy night, he is recruited by British officers to help remove a tree that has fallen across the road. A flash of lightning strikes, and Anton is struck in the head by a branch. He opens his eyes and addresses one of the officers in English, calling him a nickname he couldn't possibly know. The truth is even more extraordinary: Anton isn't actually Anton, but a long-missing English soldier. Lookalike cousins Jack and Jim Laydon were presumed to have perished in a raid during the war. Cotterell Laydon, the present owner of Laydon Manor, is stunned to discover that one of his grandsons might be alive. But is he Jack or Jim? Now the long-lost Laydon must prove his identity before he can lay claim to the ancestral estate--and the wife who sees him as a complete stranger. Is it possible he isn't a Laydon at all?
With three million soldiers scattered along a 10,000-mile front and more than 1,000 engagements, the Civil War was one in which fascinating anecdotes, colorful stories, humorous tales, and unusual coincidences were frequent. This is written in a style similar to Garrison's best-selling Civil War Curiosities. Illustrated and indexed.
Colonists are often defined as people who moved from a civilized country to a non-civilized country to form new communities modelled on their old country. The Amazing People Club would like to introduce you to five amazing people who embarked upon great adventurous journeys, in some cases not always voluntarily. Discover how they adapted to new worlds and cultures as they share their stories of survival and success. Be inspired by Anne Burras, the maidservant who became the first founding colonial mother of America - she is one of the most important women in the history of the USA. Follow in the footsteps of Cecil Rhodes, who despite ill health went from cotton farmer to diamond magnate and founder of the state of Rhodesia. Join Christopher Columbus, Samuel de Champlain and Susannah Holmes on their voyages to explore undiscovered worlds. Gain insights into what motivated these amazing explorers and colonists, and how they battled to form civilized communities. Be inspired by their notable achievements which have had major influences on the world as it is today. Each story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. They provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
Young at art! Combine the familiar charm of crayons with "grown-up" art techniques for surprisingly realistic results Your old childhood coloring friends are all grown up! In this unique book, best-selling artist Lee Hammond proves that crayons are not just for kids anymore but can hold their own as a "serious" (if unexpected) art medium. Use Hammond's easy methods to create striking drawings that feature brilliant color and incredibly lifelike texture. 29 step-by-step demonstrations cover a wide range of subjects--still life, landscapes, animals and people Simple blending, layering and burnishing techniques translate into remarkably realistic drawings Hammond's graphing and "puzzle piece" theories help you draw any subject with true-to-life results Features great tricks you can pass along to other crayon lovers in your life, regardless of age You simply won't believe what you can accomplish with this familiar and affordable medium. Rediscover the creative thrill of opening the "big box," and infuse your art with a fresh sense of play.
The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories: Three Hundred Years of Blackfoot Historyby Hugh Aylmer Dempsey
The result of more than forty years of research, The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories is a unique oral history spanning three hundred years of the Blackfoot people. Dating back as far as 1690, the stories collected here by Hugh Dempsey tell of renowned Blackfoot warriors such as Calf Shirt and Low Horn, of those who tried to adapt to a changing world, and of others who rebelled against the government's attempts to control their lives. These stories are factual, based on extensive interviews with Blackfoot elders as well as research into government documents, accounts of early travelers, and records kept by missionaries, Indian Department officials, and the Mounted Police. "Once free and independent buffalo hunters, the members of the Blackfoot Nation - the Blood, Blackfoot, and Peigan - were forced onto reserves in the 1880s. These stories portray the problems and traumas accompanying those changes: the clash of Native and white cultures and the hardships the Blackfoot endured through years of poverty on their new reserves. The elders' tales are reminiscences on buffalo hunts, exciting raids on enemy camps, and the freedom of wandering the prairies. Good and evil spirits being an everyday reality of Blackfoot life, the stories also explore the supernatural."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Based on scriptural principles and stories this book will teach you how to activate and apply discernment in every area of your life.This book teaches how God many times used women because of their discernment throughout the Bible. It also shows that every woman has been given a special gift (sometimes referred to as intuition). When a woman exercises this discernment, they will find help/insight in these areas: favor, the atmosphere of their home, children, husband, outside associations, protection, provision, recovery of what's been lost, timing, right place, right plan, right people, living a life that will be remembered
The Amazing Discernment Of Women: Learning to Understand Your Spiritual Intuition and God's Plan For Itby Jentezen Franklin
A comprehensive and practical book about the spiritual significance of the often extraordinary spiritual intuition that God has given to women.
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