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The Big Book of Symptoms

by Shelly Vaziri Flais Steven P. Shelov

From the most respected authority in pediatrics comes a must-have resource for all parents. Symptoms: What Every Parent Needs to Know. From time to time every parent has to evaluate their child's symptoms and determine what action to take. This book is designed to help you distinguish minor everyday concerns with more serious conditions, and to suggest a reasonable course of action. Organized into 2 sections, an A to Z directory of the 100 or so most common childhood symptoms and an illustrated first aid manual, Symptoms will help parents determine the best way to help their sick child. Edited by 2 esteemed members of the AAP, Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, and Shelly V. Flais, MD, FAAP, both authors of previous best-selling titles.

The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do

by John Newstrom Edward Scannell

Did you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Now you can spark morale in any work group by choosing from 70 stimulating games and activities specifically designed for the manager who's looking to raise sagging morale in a department, liven up boring staff meetings, enable team members to collaborate smoothly and effectively, and much more!

The Big Book of Vegan Recipes

by Jolinda Hackett

Delicious vegan recipes your whole family will love! It's not always easy for vegans to get the nutrients needed to maintain a well-balanced diet. With The Big Book of Vegan Recipes, you can ease your mind knowing that each of these dishes is not only completely vegan, but also packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients that will keep your family healthy and full throughout the day. Featuring more than 500 delicious vegan recipes, this cookbook offers meals that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa Creamy sun-dried tomato pasta Black bean and butternut squash chili Gingered and pralined sweet potatoes Sweetheart raspberry lemon cupcakes Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Big Book of Vegan Recipes has everything you need to create tasty vegan meals in no time!

The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes

by Rachel Rappaport

Delicious vegetarian recipes your whole family will love! With The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes, you can create hundreds of healthy and delicious meals knowing that each one is not only meatless, but also packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients that will satisfy your entire family. Covering everything from breakfast staples to vegetarian versions of your favorite entrees, this cookbook offers more than 700 mouthwatering, meat-free recipes like: Roasted vegetable frittata Southwest corn chowder Manchego-potato tacos with pickled jalapenos Polenta-style grits with wild mushroom ragout Orecchiette with roasted peppers, green beans, and pesto Apple-walnut upside-down pie These simple, vegetarian recipes make it easy to indulge in the tastes you love without ever feeling an ounce of guilt or worry!

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

by David Olsen Michelle Bevilacqua

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

by David Olsen Justin Cord Hayes Michelle Bevilacqua

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Big Booty

by Cairo

Overflowing with juicy gossip, passion, over-the-top antics, and more drama than a Jerry Springer marathon, Big Booty keeps readers on the edge of their seats wondering what happens next. Born in the projects and bred in the streets, Cassandra has been on her own since age fourteen. She learned how to make a way out of no way--from boosting clothes to credit card scams to sex, doing whatever she had to do to survive. Unfortunately for her, seducing men out of their money (and their minds) came easy. And it didn't take much for a young Cassandra to have guys of all ages eating out of the palm of her hand. A blessing and a curse, the alluring sway of her hips commands attention--wanted and unwanted. But escaping the ghetto has never been a desire for her. And she has no qualms about sleeping with anyone who is willing to satisfy her libido and help her in her quest to get to the next level of ghetto-fabulousness--no matter the costs.

The Big Bounce

by Elmore Leonard

Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match -- and more -- in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket. Because violence and double-cross are the name of this game -- and it's going to take every ounce of cunning Jack and Nancy possess to survive . . . each other.

The Big Bow Mystery

by Israel Zangwill

In the very first locked-room mystery, a wealthy man dedicated to helping London's working classes is brutally murdered On a gloomy December morning in the East End, a landlady asks former police inspector George Grodman to help rouse her unresponsive tenant, Arthur Constant. Forced to break down the labor activist's door, Grodman discovers Constant's body, his throat gruesomely slit. With every window securely latched and the front door locked from the inside, no one could have entered or exited the room. But the instrument that did the bloody deed is nowhere to be found. Reluctantly joining forces with his rival, Edward Wimp of Scotland Yard, Grodman quickly becomes tangled in a sticky mess of lies, betrayals, and political chicanery.The Big Bow Mystery's conclusion is shockingly unexpected and fiendishly clever, and it served as an inspiration to such masters of the locked-room mystery as Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Big Bowl Noodles and Rice: Fresh Asian Cooking from the Renowned Restaurant

by Bruce Cost

When the first Big Bowl restaurant opened in 1997, its founding partners had one mission: to make good, authentic Asian food accessible to American diners. Tired of greasy takeout and soggy egg rolls, they created an entirely different kind of Asian menu-one based on healthy techniques, market-fresh ingredients, and vibrant, traditional flavors. From steaming bowls of handmade noodles to fiery curries and fragrant stir-fries, every dish at Big Bowl became a delicious celebration of homestyle Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cooking. Now Bruce Cost, the celebrated cook and a culinary partner behind Big Bowl's spectacular food, reveals how to prepare the house favorites in your own kitchen. Beginning with a basic explanation of Asian ingredients and cooking techniques, Cost's beautifully illustrated guide takes home cooks through the simple steps needed to create an Asian meal, whether it's a one-bowl dinner or a multicourse feast for family and friends. From Thai Chicken Noodle Salad to Blazing Big Rice Noodles with Beef to Shanghai Shrimp, all of Cost's recipes are incredibly flavorful yet easy enough for even the beginning cook to master. The instructions are clear, the ingredients are widely available, and the results are dramatic and delicious. So if you think Asian food at home means little white boxes, think again. Big Bowl Noodles and Rice will show you how to bring the fresh, authentic flavors of Asia to your table any night of the week. Hailed by Alice Waters as "one of the greatest cooks I have ever known," Bruce Cost is an award-winning restaurateur and chef, cooking teacher, and former food columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He currently serves as the culinary partner in Lettuce Entertain You's immensely popular chain of Big Bowl restaurants. Cost is also the author of Asian Ingredients, a comprehensive guide to Asian foodstuffs now available as a companion to this book.

Big-Box Swindle

by Stacy Mitchell

Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising water pollution and diminished civic engagement.Mitchell's investigation takes us from the suburbs of Cleveland to a fruit farm in California, the stockroom of an Oregon Wal-Mart, and a Pennsylvania town's Main Street. She uncovers the shocking role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by large chains.More than a critique, Big-Box Swindle draws on real life to show how some communities are successfully countering the spread of mega-retailers and rebuilding their local economies. Mitchell describes innovative approaches-from cutting-edge land-use policies to small-business initiatives-that together provide a detailed road map to a more prosperous and sustainable future.From the Hardcover edition.

The Big Breach: From Top Secret to Maximum Security

by Richard Tomlinson

Richard Tomlinson was recruited by MI6, the British foreign intelligence service, during his senior year at Cambridge University. He quickly gained the trust and confidence of one of the world's most effective intelligence organisations. MI6 relied on Tomlinson to smuggle nuclear secrets out of Moscow, to run an undercover operation in Sarajevo while the city was under siege, and to infiltrate and dismantle a criminal group that sought to export chemical weapons capabilities to Iran.

The Big Break

by Cara Lockwood

Sometimes you just have to dive in... Since the tsunami nearly ended his career a year ago, extreme surfer Kai Brady has kept a dark secret: he's terrified to get back on his board. With everything he's worked for on the line, Kai needs a miracle...and a kick-ass trainer. That "miracle" is single mom Jun Lee. Jun Lee can see that the heartbreakingly gorgeous surfer who'd selflessly rescued her son when disaster struck now needs to be saved himself. But the attraction between them proves to be a force stronger than the ocean, and just as dangerous.

Big Breasts and Wide Hips

by Howard Goldblatt Mo Yan

In his latest novel, Mo Yan--arguably China's most important contemporary literary voice--recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book's central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy--the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings.Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman who risks her life to save several of her children and grandchildren. The writing is picturesque, bawdy, shocking, and imaginative. The structure draws on the essentials of classical Chinese formalism and injects them with extraordinarily raw and surprising prose. Each of the seven chapters represents a different time period, from the end of the Qing dynasty up through the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years. Now in a beautifully bound collectors edition, this stunning novel is Mo Yan's searing vision of twentieth-century China.

Big Brother

by Marianne Richmond

The addition of another sibling is an exciting, unsettling and sometimes confusing time for a child. Children will identify with the hero of the story and share his concerns as well as his insecurities. Narrated by the big brother himself, the book gently brings the reader around to the idea that a new baby in the house will be a welcome adjustment and that adding a member to the family is indeed a good thing!

Big Brother

by Lionel Shriver

From the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a striking new novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesnt recognize him. In the four years since the siblings last saw each other, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened?And its not just the weight. Imposing himself on Pandoras world, Edison breaks her husband Fletchers handcrafted furniture, makes overkill breakfasts for the family, and entices her stepson not only to forgo college but to drop out of high school. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: Its him or me. Putting her marriage and adopted family on the line, Pandora chooses her brother--who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave. Rich with Shrivers distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat--an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much well sacrifice to rescue single members of our families, and whether its ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.

Big Brothers Don't Take Naps

by Louise Borden

Nicholas looks up to his big brother, James. James does all kinds of things that only older brothers can do--like write his name, read books, cross the street, and ride the school bus. But there's one thing James doesn't do: take a nap. Because big brothers don't take naps. James assures Nicholas that someday he'll be able to do all the things James does. And when the brothers begin to share a very special secret, it looks like the day Nicholas doesn't have to take a nap may be approaching soon...

Big Brother's in Love! (Sweet Valley Twins #57)

by Jamie Suzanne Francine Pascal

Jessica and Elizabeth usually find their older brother annoying, but now they feel sorry for him. Steven's been in a daze because he's in love with Jill Hale, but she likes his best friend. It looks like he's going to be lovesick forever, so the twins decide to help him get over Jill by fixing him up with another girl.

The Big Bucket List Book

by Gin Sander

Everyone has a daunting "bucket list" of things to complete before they die. The problem? We spend too much time creating lists of what we want to achieve instead of just doing it. The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamor, adventure, and style for every budget and adventure level, including: Staying in a castle to channel your inner romantic (did we mention you could do it for free?) Joining a bike race in Tuscany or giving back with a humanitarian mission in Africa Taking a songwriting class as the next Joni Mitchell or Jack White Eating pie (need we say more?) It's time to stop listing, and start living! With this book in hand, you can make your next chapter the most enriching and personally fulfilling of them all...and maybe change the world while you're at it.

Big Bucks Bachelor

by Leah Vale

In economically depressed Jester, Montana, twelve of the local merchants each chip in a dollar every week for the Big Bucks Multi State Lottery. When one of their numbers hit, they win over $1 million each after taxes. In this second installment in the Millionaire, Montana series, local veterinarian Jack Hartman is laying the ground work to leave Jester. Five years ago, his wife was died and there are to many painful memories for him in Jester. When Jack becomes one of the lottery winners, he finally has the money to leave town, now he just has to get the local ranchers to see his partner, Melinda Woods, as the competent vet she is and not judge her just because she's a woman. To complicate his life even further, the local single women figure it's time for Jack to come out of mourning for his wife now that he's worth $1 million. When one lady corners Jack in the clinic's exam room, the only way Jack can think of to dissuade her is to tell her he's seeing Melinda. That evening, as Melinda is watching the local news, she learns of her "engagement" to Jack. Since Melinda has had a crush on Jack since she first met him, she agrees to go along with the pretend engagement so the local women will leave him alone. Jack soon finds his feelings for Melinda growing. Melinda is a truly beautiful person who fights hard to win the respect of the local ranchers. Her assortment of quirky pets is delightful.

The Big Bug

by Franz Kafka Michael Leviton

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a bug.

The Big Bug Book

by Margery Facklam

Here's a peek at 13 of the world's largest insects. Readers will learn fascinating facts and shiver in delicious horror as they browse through this collection of bugs that they definitely won't find under any rug.

Big Bullies

by Greg Watkins

Learn about how to be a friend and deal with a bully. Follow the colorful friends: a green and yellow parrot, a yellow snake, a brown and tan mouse, and a pink and orange striped cat as they deal with a bully and talk about better ways to be a friend. Limited picture descriptions present.

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs

by Steven Kroll Janet Stevens

Wilbur is busy getting everything ready for Easter. He made new baskets, painted the eggs, and made lots of candy. Everything was all set to go, until Easter Eve, Wilbur gets sick. His friends try to help him but it is too big of a job for them. Can they save Easter, or won't there be one this year?

The Big Burn

by Jeanette Ingold

Jarrett is sixteen--old enough to reject the railroad job his father wants him to take, old enough to court Lizbeth Whitcomb, old enough to join the fight against the forest fires that are destroying Idaho and Montana. But the fires are worse than anyone dreamed, and soon the flames have has come between Jarrett and everything he holds dear, between Jarrett and Lizbeth, and thrown him into the company of a young black private named Seth, whose own plans to desert the army have been cut short by the disaster. A about the biggest wildfire of the century--the big blow-up of 1910--The Big Burn is a portrait of a time, a place, and an event that changed the way we fight wildfires, altered the landscape of Idaho and Montana, and transformed forever the lives of the people at the front lines.

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