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The Best Spiritual Writing 2013

by Stephen Prothero Philip Zaleski

A new volume of the critically acclaimed spiritual writing series, with an introduction by bestselling author Stephen Prothero Boasting an impressive selection of personal essays, articles, and poems by today's leading luminaries, The Best Spiritual Writing 2013 captures our nation's spiritual pulse and offers readers an opportunity to explore the most nourishing writings on spirituality published in the past year. As in previous editions, Philip Zaleski draws from a wide range of journals and magazines to build an anthology of stimulating works by some of the nation's most esteemed writers such as Adam Gopnik, Edward Hirsch, and Melissa Range. The result is a book, ideal for gift giving, that will appeal to religious thinkers, atheists, and people of all faiths and beliefs.

The Best Spy Fiction From the War Era (5-Books-in-1)

by Hachette India

Timeless stories of adventure and daring. Thrilling reads. Addictive page-turners. The original bestsellers, now classics in their own right. The most popular fiction down the ages brought back as limited edition collectibles in the Hachette Retro Revival series, published in livery that is contemporary in appeal but is at once emphatically reminiscent of the 'yellowbacks' that most of the series was originally published as.

The Best Stews in the World

by Clifford A. Wright

The tradition of stew-making is as old as the invention of the first pot, so it is only natural that a piping-hot, rib-sticking stew is comforting in a very primal sort of way. In The Best Stews in the World, Cliff Wright takes cooks on a culinary voyage around the world to discover the favorite comfort foods of nearly 50 countries. These 300 recipes are the real deal: classic home food complete with culinary pedigrees. Here you can find authentic versions of Swedish Meatball Stew, Ossobuco alla Milanese, African Groundnut Stew, Irish Stew, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Coq au Vin, Maine Lobster Stew, Spicy Indian Vegetable Stew, and much more. The Best Stews in the World is organized by each recipe's predominant ingredient: beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.

Best Stories from Panchatantra

by Neeti Jaychander

Stories from Panchatantra bring some of the most popular moral stories retold for the young readers in simple English.

The Best Summer Drinks

by Ray Foley

Perfect summer promo or cash-wrap title, from the ultimate authority on bartending, Bartender Magazine. From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name in bartending, comes The Best Summer Drinks, the perfect recipe guide for the hottest drink time of year. Written by the ultimate authority on bartending, this book contains 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders, including: Summer Breeze Fourth of July Blue Lemonade South Wind Sun StrokedPerfect for impulse purchase at cash-wrap areas, The Best Summer Drinks is sure to find its way into the pocket of anyone who loves libations.

The Best Summer Programs for Teens

by Sandra L. Berger

Record numbers of teens are applying to selective universities and the competition to gain entrance into college is tougher than ever before. The Best Summer Programs for Teens 2014-2015 helps teenagers find the coolest, most exciting, and most fulfilling summer programs across the United States. College-planning expert Sandra L. Berger provides students and parents with advice on using summer opportunities to help gain entrance into selective universities, and guidance on researching, choosing, applying for, and making the most out of summer programs. Students will be able to peruse the updated directory of more than 200 of the best summer opportunities in the areas of academic enrichment; fine arts; internships and paid positions; leadership and service; math, science, computer science, and technology; and study abroad or international travel, to find the program that fits them best.

The Best Survival Stories Ever Told

by Jon E. Lewis

This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are:Ernest ShackletonDouglas MawsonSalomon AndréeSebastian SnowEd DrummondEdmund HillaryMaurice HerzogLewis and ClarkThor HeyerdahlTheodore RooseveltJacques CousteauSven HedinNorbert CasteretJim CorbettCharles A. LindberghThe Best Survival Stories Ever Told recounts stories of ordinary mortals who achieved extraordinary things. Spanning the ice-locked Poles and the endless deserts of Arabia to the storm-tossed South Atlantic, the rain forests of the Amazon, and sheer peaks of the Himalayas, it charts the dangerous relationship between men and nature.

The Best Teacher in the World

by Howard Books

Whether you are just beginning your journey as a teacher or have been molding young minds for many years, be encouraged and refreshed as you read the pages of this gift book designed especially for you. You are the best!

The Best Teacher in You

by Robert E. Quinn Mike Thomas Katherine Heynoski Gretchen M. Spreitzer

What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite a love of learning and change students' lives? In this book you'll learn from seven remarkable teachers who stretch beyond the conventional foundations of good teaching to transform their classrooms into exciting, dynamic places where teachers and students cocreate the learning experience. Based on six years of extensive work, the book outlines a framework that identifies four dimensions of effective teaching and learning that are integrated in these highly effective teachers' classrooms--and that all teachers can use to recognize and release the potential in themselves and their students.

The Best Teachers' Test Preparation for the California CSET: English Subtests I-IV

by David M. Rosen Jean O. Charney

REA's new test preparation guide will help teacher candidates succeed on the California CSET in the subject area of English Subtests I through IV, which are: Subtest I: Literature and Textual Analysis; Composition and Rhetoric. Subtest II: Language, Linguistics, and Literacy. Subtest III: Composition and Rhetoric; Literature and Textual Analysis. Subtest IV: Communications: Speech, Media, and Creative Performance. Included are a self-assessment review and 2 practice tests of the competencies and skills required on California's official exam. Complete with detailed explanations to all answers, an adaptable study schedule, and test-taking drills and strategies that can improve your performance.

The Best Tennis of Your Life

by Jeff Greenwald

Play with Freedom . . . And Win More! The Best Tennis of Your Lifeis an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation. This comprehensive guide will show you how to: embrace nerves and play even better under pressure maintain confidence to win more consistently develop a pin-point focus access an ideal level of intensity play with a renewed sense of passion and freedom Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life? Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.

Best Tent Camping: Michigan

by Matt Forster

Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, Best Tent Camping: Michigan points tent campers to the most scenic and serene campsites in the state. This guide has a campground to suit nearly every camper's taste. You'll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and Web sites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.

Best Tent Camping: New England

by Lafe Low

If you subscribe to the opinion that televisions, Japanese lanterns, and electric guitars are not essential camping equipment, The Best in Tent Camping should be your constant companion. The Best in Tent Camping: New England is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, this book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Each campground profile provides essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read map making the campground a snap to locate.Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound, to Vermont's world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better. Including campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, the campgrounds profiled in The Best in Tent Camping: New England, 4th edition are each unique. With revised and updated text, finding that perfect site is a snap. Author Lafe Low guides readers not only to the region's best campsites, but also to recreational and cultural activities nearby. It fits perfectly in your pack for easy access on your trip.

Best Tent Camping: New York State

by Aaron Starmer Timothy Starmer Catharine Starmer

Wilderness abounds in New York State. From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Adirondack Mountains to the Catskills, from the St. Lawrence River to the Hudson, millions of acres of public lands are dotted with hundreds of campgrounds-but you probably only have a precious amount of limited time. Which campgrounds do you choose? Where should you go? When should you go? That's what Best Tent Camping: New York State is for-to help you make the wisest use of your time in the wilds of New York.Divided geographically into seven sections-Long Island, Catskills/Hudson Valley, Central/Leatherstocking, Adirondacks, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes, and Western-the book is a helpful reference for camping enthusiasts throughout the state. And highlighting activities, hiking trails, and local attractions, it will also serve as inspiration when planning a trip. Historical tidbits, descriptions of wildlife and the occasional personal anecdote add flavor to the campground descriptions. Star ratings and maps make choosing the best place to pitch a tent a simple task.Each campground has been rated on six criteria: beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quiet, security and cleanliness. In addition, campground profiles include vital statistics about each location (fees, restrictions, operating season, amenities, contact information, driving directions and reservation information, to name a few) that help campers plan the perfect trip without unwanted surprises. GPS users will also appreciate that each campground's precise latitude and longitude waypoints are included.Tent campers will also enjoy a detailed map of each campground included in the site profile. Making reservations online or blindly over the phone can put a camper miles from the restroom, stranded with no shade, or in the middle of a busy campground trail. Maps will help campers avoid those pitfalls, and wherever possible the author has even recommended specific campsites for maximum privacy, spaciousness, or beauty.

Best Tent Camping: Virginia

by Randy Porter

Best Tent Camping: Virginia takes outdoor enthusiasts to the most beautiful, yet lesser known, of the state's campsites, guaranteeing a peaceful retreat. Each entry provides the latest maps of the grounds and alerts readers to the best sites within the facility to ensure a rewarding and relaxing visit. Campsite ratings for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quietness, security, and cleanliness help campers pick the perfect campground for any trip. In addition, each site entry has complete contact and registration information, operating hours, and a list of restrictions. Directions to the site come complete with GPS coordinates to put travelers right at the main gate. For beginning adventurers and seasoned veterans alike, Best Tent Camping: Virginia makes any trip more gratifying and is the key to enjoying the great natural beauty of the Virginia landscape.

Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin

by Kevin Revolinski Johnny Molloy

Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin, now completely updated for a third edition, continues to lead tent campers to the best of Wisconsin's varied recreational sites. Each profile includes a detailed campground layout map, GPS coordinates, descriptive text, and ratings for security, quiet, and beauty.Wisconsin is rich in both human and natural history. Originally settled by aboriginal Americans who used the ample rivers and lakes for travel, French voyageurs and United States pioneers followed, exploring a land shaped by glaciers and time. Green Bay and Prairie du Chien were settled first as furs, lead, and lumber attracted more settlers. The vast and varied landscape was evident to all who came to the Badger State. They saw sand dune-laden shores of Lake Michigan, lake-studded highlands of the North Woods, the ridges and valleys of the southwest, where the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers cut deep swaths through the land, and the deep gorges cut by dark, fast-flowing rivers forming waterfalls striving for Lake Superior.Today tent campers can enjoy these parcels, each distinct regions of Wisconsin. You can explore the surprisingly hilly terrain of Sidie Hollow, near the Illinois border. The bluffs of Perrot State Park overlook Minnesota. The central state has the remote and wild Black River State Forest, where timber wolves have reclaimed their old domain, with the quiet of East Fork campground returning you to nature. Here also are the big waters of Castle Rock Flowage, where Buckhorn's numerous walk-in tent camping sites await. A tent camper has to take two ferries to reach Rock Island State Park, Wisconsin's "furthest northeast" point. So many lakes dot Wisconsin's North Woods that you can literally camp on two lakes at once, such as Birch Grove campground in the Chequamegon National Forest, or Luna Lake/White Deer Lake campground in the Nicolet National Forest. And then there are the waterfalls of the North Woods. Marinette County calls itself the waterfall capital of Wisconsin. Two campgrounds in this book are situated along falls in Marinette County, with many other cascades nearby. Yet other falls are featured at other parks in this book.All this spells paradise for the tent camper. No matter what destination you have in mind, Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin is your indispensable guide.

The Best Test Prep for the GRE Literature in English Test (2nd edition)

by James S. Malek Thomas C. Kennedy Bernadette Brick Pauline Beard Robert Liftig

Includes three full-length exams with detailed explanations modeled after the actual GRE in Literature in English. Presents questions based on various works of English and American literature of all periods. Also includes a comprehensive review, glossary of literary terms, overview of literary criticism, and a suggested reading list.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Sweet Valley Kids #34)

by Molly Mia Stewart Francine Pascal

Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's parents want them to help them serve Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter for the homeless, but their friend Suzie Nichols tells them it's a horrible place. How does Suzie know so much about the shelter? Is there something she's not telling the twins?

The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Marriage

by Nancy Cobb Connie Grigsby

Marriage has never been easy. But sometimes it takes surprisingly little to yield infinite rewards. This eye-opening book by marriage experts Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby contains humorous and profound true stories of turning points in marriages. From brushing her teeth at a different sink to letting her husband finish his sentences, each woman's story expresses the staggering impact that simple actions can have on marriages everywhere. More fulfilling relationships, expanded ministry opportunities, and a more intimate walk with God await the readers of this book when they see how God's best for their marriages may be just one small decision away. Sometimes the smallest thing can turn a marriage around! When Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby asked women about the best thing they ever did for their marriages, the responses were daringly honest. Here are fifty eye-opening, often humorous true stories-including contributions from Cynthia Heald, Dee Brestin, Rosemary Jensen, and Donna Otto-that will inspire you with moments that build stronger marriages. Bring down walls between you and your husband Adjust to differences in your personalities Deal with the damage and heartbreak of betrayal Go on living wheneverythinggoes terribly wrong God's best foryourmarriage may be one small decision away!

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

by Nigel Fountain

Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms--where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society. Inside you'll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as... · "Thinking outside the box"· "All hands on deck"· "My way or the highway"· "To be perfectly honest"· Technical terms, like "collateral damage" and "pushing the envelope"· And many others! You'll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!

The Best Things You Can Eat

by David Grotto

Is an orange or a guava the best source of vitamin C? Is farm-raised or wild salmon higher in omega 3 fats? If you've always wondered what foods to turn to when you need more fiber in your diet or which foods you can count on when you've got an upset stomach, The Best Things You Can Eat as the answers, and even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced. Here are just some of the useful lists you'll find inside:* 8 Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol* Top 6 Foods to Control Your Blood Pressure* 7 Best Foods for Stopping Bad Breath* 5 Best Foods to Slow Down Aging* Top 5 Foods for Numbing Aches and Pains

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

by Harry Turtledove Martin H. Greenberg

LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST H. G. Wells's seminal short story "The Time Machine," published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction's time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including "Time's Arrow" In Arthur C. Clarke's classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel-with appalling consequences. "Death Ship" Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future. "A Sound of Thunder" Ray Bradbury's haunting vision of modern man gone dinosaur hunting poses daunting questions about destiny and consequences. "Yesterday was Monday" If all the world's a stage, Theodore Sturgeon's compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage. "Rainbird" R.A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence. "Timetipping" What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem. . . . as well as stories by Poul Anderson * L. Sprague de Camp * Jack Finney * Joe Haldeman * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Henry Kuttner * Ursula K. Le Guin * Larry Niven * Charles Sheffield * Robert Silverberg * Connie Willis By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: our future.

The Best Travel Writing

by Tim Cahill Sean O'Reilly James O'Reilly Larry Habegger

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 9 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing - from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures.

The Best War Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan

This is a truly incredible collection of stories about the battles of war, both on the front lines and behind the scenes. The authors range from ancient scribes like Julius Caesar to more modern masters like Theodore Roosevelt and Stephen Crane-you'll even find a story from the King James Bible to make this experience truly complete! These stories capture the dizzying variety of feelings and experiences that war inspires, from the devastating to the inspiring. They are thought-provoking, entertaining, and disturbing, but always compelling.Whatever your feelings are about war, you'll find that these stories will teach you something you didn't know about military history, stir up debate, and provoke conversation. This title is part of Skyhorse's respected The Best Stories series, each of which is selectively edited and hand-crafted to include only the best stories from the best writers of the genre.

The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry, Updated Edition

by William K. Black

In this expert insider's account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs--in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their industries--use to defraud companies for their personal gain. Recounting the investigations he conducted as Director of Litigation for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Black fully reveals how Charles Keating and hundreds of other S&L owners took advantage of a weak regulatory environment to perpetrate accounting fraud on a massive scale. In the new afterword, he also authoritatively links the S&L crash to the business failures of 2008 and beyond, showing how CEOs then and now are using the same tactics to defeat regulatory restraints and commit the same types of destructive fraud.

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