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This book covers essential topics for grade 5 students like Plant Structures and Functions,Human Body Systems,Types of Matter etc.
Speeding through the water at up to 25 miles per hour (40 kph), the California sea lion is one of the fastest animals in the sea. This clever and skillful swimmer has to move fast. After all, many of the animals that it eats, such as squid, are fast swimmers, too! Look inside to find out more about this speedy sea mammal, including where it lives, how it hunts, and the special ways its body helps it reach its record-breaking speeds. Picture descriptions added.
First published in 1983, The California Seafood Cookbook has sold 128,000 copies-and counting! This beautiful encyclopedic guide to seafood cooking is complete with 150 recipes emphasizing simplicity, fresh ingredients, and ethnic and regional tastes, as well as an innovative approach to the infinite possibilities of this popular cuisine. The seventy-five species portraits and the illustrated techniques will prove useful to cooks and seafood lovers. Fully half the featured species are found in Gulf, Pacific, and Atlantic waters, and each recipe suggests appropriate alternative fish and shellfish from other regions.
For fifty years literary circles have referred to them as "The Group"--twelve supremely talented writers from what was dubbed "the California school". They defied convention. They changed our expectations. They were the rebels and non-conformists who gave us Something Wicked This Way Comes, Logan's Run, I Am Legend, Deathbird Stories, and Psycho. Their stories amazed, delighted, and terrified. They established the roots of today's literature of the fantastic, but their range was extraordinary--from science fiction to fantasy, from crime to horror, from the Wild West to contemporary small town America. Now these twelve talents appear together in a single anthology, with nine original stories, and three classic reprints (including a contribution by Robert Bloch which has been out of print for more than 50 years). Featuring a revealing "Group portrait" of each author, California Sorcery offers a magic blend of untethered imagination and dazzling skill--a book of wondrous surprise and rare pleasure provided by some of the world's most brilliant storytellers. Welcome to the Group: Ray Bradbury; Richard Matheson; Harlan Ellison; Ray Russell; Charles Beaumont; George Clayton Johnson; Robert Bloch; John Tomerlin; Chad Oliver; Charles E. Fritch; William F. Nolan; and Jerry Sohl.
This guide includes: 1 full-length practice test. Detailed explanations for every answer. Additional, test-length practice test for each subtest. In-depth content review for all subtest topics, including: Reading, Language, and Literature.
California renters will find up-to-date information on their legal rights and ways to pursue them in this guide by attorneys Portman and Brown. After an overview of general considerations, chapters address issues in: looking for and renting a place, sharing a home, rent, discrimination, right to privacy from landlords, repairs and maintenance, alterations and satellite dishes, injuries and crime on the premises, environmental hazards, breaking a lease and subleasing, security deposits and last month's rent, evictions, tenant organizing, renter's insurance, and condominium conversion. The appendix contains forms to use while renting, while fighting an eviction, or after losing a fight against an eviction. Advice includes conditions under which legal help is advised. All information is specific to California law. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the back cover: The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history blazing trail drives. THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL Gold fever had hit California, and suddenly, the land was full of hungry pioneers. For Gil and Van Austin, two Texas brothers, it meant the chance to sell well grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a treacherous cattle drive up through Mexico. The only trouble was that California was on the other side of a searing desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a whole passel of outlaw trouble. And while the Texans and their men were ready and willing to take it all on, there was one thing they weren't prepared for, the ultimate act of treachery and deceit in a land of schemes, dreamers and gold!
This book aims at helping the student develop the English language. Some of the areas the student is tested on include: comprehension & writing strategies, grammar & mechanics usage and spelling.
California Trivia is the who, what, when, where, and how book of the great state of California. Filled with interesting questions and answers about well-known and not so well-known facts of this colorful, historic, and diverse state, California Trivia will provide hours of entertainment and education. Designed for use in a wide variety of settings?home, office, school, parties?it focuses on the history, culture, people, and places of the fascinating Golden State. California Trivia is readily adaptable for use with trivia format games.
This volume has five units which include: Early Humans; The First Civilizations; Ancient India, China, and Central America; Ancient Israel and Greece; and the Rise and Fall of Rome.
CALIFORNIA! Men answer the siren song of gold. Lonely wives fend off peril while husbands pan for nuggets. And Melissa, a red-haired Texas beauty, finds herself sold into shame by the man she loves. Former wagon master Whip Holt sets out to save her and joins Sheriff Rick Miller in a relentless search for two brutal murderers. Together they try to stem the tide of greed and violence which threatens to destroy the new American territory.
This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals. Emphasizing individual creativity over conventional design, Bauer asks us to consider the intricate relationships between plants and wildlife and our changing role as steward, rather than manipulator, of these relationships. In an engaging narrative that endorses simple and inexpensive methods of wildlife habitat gardening, Nancy Bauer discusses practices such as recycling plant waste on site, using permeable pathways, growing regionally appropriate plants, and avoiding chemical fertilizers and insecticides. She suggests ways of attracting pollinators through planting choices and offers ideas for building water sources and shelters for wildlife. A plant resource guide, tips for propagating plants, seasonal plants for hummingbirds, and host plants for butterflies round out The California Wildlife Habitat Garden, making it an indispensable primer for those about to embark on creating their own biologically diverse, environmentally friendly garden.
Single mother Elizabeth Ladina is done with men. From her father on down, all they want to do is control her life.Deciding to take her life into her own hands, she ends her five-year relationship and goes to Italy to visit Liguria, her family's original home and rediscover the thrill of being on her own. A visit to an upscale skin care boutique in Italy inspires her. Dreaming she could create an upscale lotion line that is splashed across the pages of the best glossy fashion magazines, she's eager to get home to California and make her vision into reality.Italian Marcos Gamari has one goal in life - to create the world's finest wine from the best vineyards in the world. His vineyards in Italy and France are producing prime wines that are already garnering awards and he has no time or desire for romance in his life. Emotional entanglements only lead to pain. His ex-wife had proved that.Still, when he sees the pretty American eating alone in a hotel dining room in Liguria, he's compelled to strike up a conversation, which leads to dinner and Elizabeth's invitation to see the vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains near her home in California. She claims they are equal, and cheaper, than anything he'll find in Napa, his original destination.Sparks fly when they meet again in Costanoa. Elizabeth and Marcos are determined to maintain their single-track focus on their businesses. But can they keep romance out of their lives forever?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Discover the nuances of California wines and increase your drinking pleasureWant to be a California wine connoisseur? This friendly guide gives you the knowledge you need to appreciate these fine wines, showing you how to taste them, select a good bottle, pair wine with food, and much more. You'll see why certain wine regions are renowned and how to further enrich your wine-drinking experience. California wine 101 - understand the range of California wines, what makes them unique, and what a varietal wine is Review the regions - explore the major wine regions of California and what makes each one special, from the soil to the climate Open the bottle - become fluent in the Big Six: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel Go beyond the basics - appreciate Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Syrah, sparkling wines, and more Round out your wine experience - pair and share wines, learn about the proper glassware and serving temperatures, and prepare for a winery visitOpen the book and find: An overview of California wine today Wine recommendations for all budgets Explanations of wine label language A map of wine regions Tips for aging and collecting California wines Winery tasting etiquette The ins and outs of recent vintages Top wine country travel destinations
James D Houston travels down the coast of California and records his experiences for others.