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Introduces over 40 different fruits commonly found in Asia with nine exciting Asian fruit recipes included.
Previous ed.: The handy presidents answer book / Roger Matuz with Gina Misiroglu and Lawrence W. Baker. c2004.
Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. Avoiding the entertainment fluff of pop psychology and the dryness of overly academic works, this exploration gives insight into the current science of the mind by answering questions questions such as What makes a marriage last? Why do toddlers have temper tantrums? and What are the benefits of getting older? In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, morality, and everyday living.
Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, this newly updated edition poses and answers 2,200 questions, providing an abundance of original and interesting science facts. Children and adults will uncover some of the most interesting, unusual, and quirky science curiosities such as: Are cell phones dangerous to your health? Is the same strain of yeast used to make different types of beer? What is the cleanest fossil fuel? What is the largest invertebrate? Readers will find this informative and enjoyable resource is chock full of hundreds of intriguing science and technology topics, from the inner workings of the human body and outer space to math, computers, planes, trains, and automobiles.
Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.
Sweet, struggling Maggie Ivey is a twenty-six-year-old single mom trying to keep it all together, burdened by a lecherous boss, a dead-end job, and a worried mother who just wants her to move back home to Georgia. Maggie's prospects look dim, until her friend Gina signs her up for the famous Dr. Jason Golding's 21-Day Overhaul. Maggie's first session seems to go perfectly. Dr. Golding is warm, sensitive, and a terrific listener. There's only one problem: The handsome man in Dr. Golding's chair isn't Dr. Golding. In fact, he's not even a therapist; he's Jake Cooper, a contractor hired to remodel the office. But all Maggie knows is that talking to him helps her feel better. And Jake doesn't quite know how to let Maggie in on the secret. Will he eventually confess to his ruse? Will she discover the truth on her own? And the most important question of all: Can a handyman fix a broken heart? Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, and featuring a cast of characters impossible to resist, Handyman is a fresh new look at the oldest story of all and just what the doctor ordered for anyone with a case of the blues.
Peter Chambers is a private richard who has a real affinity for trouble. He hasn't any notion at all who polished off the nasty blonde with the round hole between her eyes--or the little man swinging by the neck from a bedroom window. Peter has strong incentives for finding out the answers--partly because the only thing he can do is break the case wide open before the going gets too rough; but mainly because his fee is Miami Moonbeam, six feet of ravishing, red-haired woman.
"Hard-boiled computer hacker Kidd and his sometime girlfriend LuEllen make for a refreshingly roguish couple" (Entertainment Weekly). Now they're back in #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford's electrifying novel of murder, intrigue, and revenge--Kidd style. When Kidd's superhacker friend Bobby is murdered and his laptop is stolen, Kidd knows it's panic time. The secrets stashed in Bobby's computer are enough to hang Kidd and everyone else in Bobby's criminally ingenious cyber-circle. It's up to Kidd and his partner LuEllen to track it down, find Bobby's killer, and save their own necks--because the secrets are downloading faster than anyone anticipated. And they're far more staggering than anyone imagined.
Six agents have died hideously trying to penetrate the crime families behind a vast empire of pleasure and debauchery--Now it's up to the Marines to break the circle.Most people will visit Havanagas only in their dreams, for few can afford the exclusive resort planet that recreates ancient worlds and caters to every taste. Witches are burned at the stake in medieval towns while riotous hordes fill Rome's Coliseum to watch gladiators battle. Even the basest of human lusts are satiated by deadly sex acts and a thriving slave trade.The crime bosses' control of Havanagas and its people is brutally effective. Now three Marines from Co. L's 3rd Platoon--masquerading as discharged military buddies on holiday--are going in to break the kingpins' bloody stranglehold. From bordellos and rebellious enclaves to the very pit of the Coliseum filled with deadly beasts, Corporal Pasquin and Lance Corporals Claypoole and Dean face certain death with only their wits and skills as weapons. But they're Marines, built to survive. . . .From the Paperback edition.
Jason Dolley always makes an impression! With his surfer- boy good looks and adorable smile, ability to take on a variety of different roles, and genuinely sweet personality, it's no wonder he has so many devoted fans! This super-cute actor has been one of Disney Channel's hottest stars, and we have his complete story!
"Monica Ferris has a talent for vivid detail," raves the Old Book Barn Gazette. And her heroine, needlecraft shop owner Betsy Devonshire, is "a great character" says Midwest Book Review. Now it's up to Betsy to unravel a five-year-old murder case that refuses to die... Betsy is still new enough to Excelsior, Minnesota, to not know a scandal when she causes one. So, when she hires Foster Johns to fix her roof, the resulting uproar has her needled. The whole town has pinned a five-year-old unsolved double murder on him. Betsy believes Johns when he says he isn't guilty. But she'll have to use every stitch of her sleuthing skills to tie up all the loose ends that will prove his innocence once and for all.
Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion. --Robert Parker A Race To Stay Alive1922. Another year, another team. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings is now warming the pine for the St. Louis Browns, a team poised to go all the way. Rawlings should be overjoyed with the situation but the lack of playing time has him sneaking off to play incognito in the semi-pros. The competition is just as rough, though. In fact, some of the best players to ever throw a curveball or line up for a swing are his opponents. The only reason they aren't in the majors is because of their team color--black. Turns out that's the least of their worries. When the star pitcher of the Negro East St. Louis Cubs is found lynched after a win, Rawlings has to do everything he can to track down the killer and prevent a repeat of the deadly race riots of 1917. If he can stay alive. . . Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball MysteriesFull of life. --The New York Times Book Review on Hanging CurveA richly atmospheric journey through time. --Booklist on Hanging CurveA perfect book for the rain delay. . . a winner! --USA Today on Murder at Fenway ParkDelightful. . . mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings. --Publishers Weekly on Murder at Fenway Park
"Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion." --Robert Parker A Race To Stay Alive1922. Another year, another team. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings is now warming the pine for the St. Louis Browns, a team poised to go all the way. Rawlings should be overjoyed with the situation but the lack of playing time has him sneaking off to play incognito in the semi-pros. The competition is just as rough, though. In fact, some of the best players to ever throw a curveball or line up for a swing are his opponents. The only reason they aren't in the majors is because of their team color--black. Turns out that's the least of their worries. When the star pitcher of the Negro East St. Louis Cubs is found lynched after a win, Rawlings has to do everything he can to track down the killer and prevent a repeat of the deadly race riots of 1917. If he can stay alive. . .Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries"Full of life." --The New York Times Book Review on Hanging Curve"A richly atmospheric journey through time." --Booklist on Hanging Curve"A perfect book for the rain delay. . .a winner!" --USA Today on Murder at Fenway Park"Delightful. . .mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings." --Publishers Weekly on Murder at Fenway Park
The city is about to explode as Inspector Rebus faces his toughest case yet--with his daughter's life hanging in the balance. Rebus knows there's nothing he won't do to punish the men responsible--even if it means making a deal with the devil himself.
Jude and Carole Seddon investigate an elitist, hard-drinking group of businessmen after the suspicious suicide of the one of their inductees.
Sam's girlfriend is pregnant -- but Sam is keeping the baby. Sam should be planning for college and trying out for the football team with this best friend, Andy. Instead he's up to his ears in diapers and formula, caring for his baby son, Max. Will Sam now have to make a gut-wrenching decision about Max's future -- and his own? A poignant and humorous look at an old problem...with a new twist.
In an expensive boutique on New York's Upper West Side, a young salesgirl is persuaded to open the door to her death. In the chaos of a police station, ambition and sexual politics raise the stakes of solving a vicious crime. In his office, a famed psychoanalyst hears a sister's tale of emotional terrorism and madness. For April Woo and Jason Frank, suspense fiction's most engrossing detective team, the clock is ticking on another brutal killing.
WHEN GRACIE McBRIDE, the wild girl who had left town eighteen years earlier, is found dead in an apparent suicide shortly after her homecoming, it sends shock waves through her native Starvation Lake. Gus Carpenter, executive editor of the Pine County Pilot, sets out to solve the mystery with the help of his old flame and now girlfriend, Pine County sheriff deputy Darlene Esper. As Gus and Darlene investigate, they can't help but question if Gracie's troubled life really ended in suicide or if the suspicious crime-scene evidence adds up to murder. But in such a small town it's impossible to be an impartial investigator -- Gracie was Gus's second cousin; Darlene's best friend; and the lover of Gus's oldest pal, Soupy Campbell. Yet with all the bad blood between Gus and Gracie over the years, Gus is easily distracted by other problems. His employer is trying to push him out, the locals are annoyed that his stories have halted construction on a new hockey rink, and Darlene's estranged husband has returned to reclaim his wife. When Gus tries to retrace Gracie's steps to discover what happened to her in the eighteen years she was away from Starvation Lake, he's forced to return to Detroit, the scene of his humiliating past. And though he's determined to find out what drove Gracie back home, Gus is unprepared for the terrible secrets he uncovers. The second book in Bryan Gruley's irresistible Starvation Lake series, The Hanging Tree is a compelling story about family and friendship, sex and violence, and the failure of love to make everything right.
When a decomposing corpse of a hiker is discovered in a wooded valley outside the tiny Yorkshire village of Swainshead--the second such homicide to plague the region in recent years--investigating Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is pulled into a dangerous mire of dark pasts, local power, and private shames.
The Springfield family work for the government, undercover, to find the truth behind mysteries. They've been asked to track down the truth behind a school where students are going mad, and raving about a supposed ghost. But the truth is much more lethal than any ghost, and the springfields must rush to stop it before the entire school is destroyed. Volume one of the Veritas Series. Please note that this version of the book contains no page breaks or page numbers.
4 Lord Peter Wimsey tales, 6 Montague Egg stories, and 2 other stories from one of the great mystery writers
In her most challenging case yet, lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles has to prove the innocence of her friend Dottie, an animal rights activist charged with the murder of a prominent animal researcher. As China sorts through the dead man's past, she learns that Dottie isn't the one who may have wanted him dead.
Chloe Morgan is a thirty-three-year-old part-time waitress, small-time horse trainer, and full-time thoroughly toughened Western woman living in a corner of the dwindling canyonlands of Southern California. Calloused and wary, Chloe allows herself to love with total abandon and complete faith only her horse and her dog. That is, until a quirk in the weather and a sunrise funeral service cause her to cross the path of Henry Oliver, a sedate professor of folklore at the local college, who, like Chloe, has his reasons for holding back. But once Hank steps inside Chloe's makeshift cabin in the hills, Chloe realizes she must come to terms with her losses and decide between the life of solitude she had always thought was her fate and the love of a man who seems--at first--all wrong.
Baseball in the 1930s was more than a national pastime; it was a cultural touchstone that galvanized communities and gave a struggling country its heroes despite the woes of the Depression. Hank Greenberg, one of the most exciting sluggers in baseball history, gave the people of Detroit a reason to be proud. But America was facing more than economic hardship. With the Nazis gaining power across Europe, political and social tensions were approaching a boiling point. As one of the few Jewish athletes competing nationally, Hank Greenberg became not only an iconic ball player, but also an important and sometimes controversial symbol of Jewish identity and the American immigrant experience. When Hank joined the Detroit Tigers in 1933, they were headed for a dismal fifth-place season finish. The following year, with Hank leading the charge, they were fighting off the Yankees for the pennant. As his star ascended, he found himself cheered wherever he went. But there were other noises also. On and off the field, he met with taunts and anti-Semitic threats. Yet the hardship only drove him on to greater heights, sharing the spotlight with the most legendary sluggers of the day, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Hank Greenberg offers an intimate account of the man's life on and off the field. It is a portrait of integrity, triumph over adversity, and one of the greatest baseball players to ever grace the field. .
MAN OF ICE MEETS HIS MATCH Everyone in Pine Point, Minnesota, knew that Damon Jackson was no good. Everyone but newcomer Hannah Davis. Stubborn and sensitive, she insisted there was decency and goodness beneath Damon's bad-boy image. That a heart beat deeply in his impossibly broad chest. And she was willing to risk her reputation by loving this notorious rogue. Bitter as winter, Damon tried to freeze Hannah out. Tried to resist the sacrifices she willingly made for him. Still, he hungered for her womanly warmth. He knew he had to have her. But he'd been a loner so long, could he really come in from the cold?
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