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We're a nation of countless bathrooms that are on the brink of being torn apart, redesigned, and remodeled. Bathrooms are big! They've gone from being a convenience to a luxury. Welcome to Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies, where you'll discover how to transform your bathroom from blah to beautiful and inefficient to well-designed. Remodeling a bathroom is a challenge - it's action-oriented and requires extra energy and stamina. But you, undoubtedly, realize it's a challenge you want to take on. This guide can help if you Want to make your home more livable and enjoyable by updating, expanding, or improving the bathroom Want to find out how to begin the process of appraising your present bathroom so you can improve it Don't want to be pressured into selecting materials and fixtures because you want to see everything that's available and know all your options Want to know what's involved in demolishing the walls and removing the fixtures and cabinets, and how to install new ones Want to decide if you should hire help or do the work yourself Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies is organized to provide lots of useful information that is easily accessible. You'll uncover tips about: Making the most of space in your bathroom Taking control and planning the project Finding fabulous fixtures, vanities, and faucets Decorating the walls, windows, and more Creating storage space You maybe be asking yourself, "Can I remodel my bathroom without spending every penny I have, destroying the harmony of my house, and breaking the spirit of everyone involved?" The answer is yes. Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies can help.
Bertie's all-girl gang becomes involved in a harmless but heartfelt war with an all-boy gang, until Bertie's grandmother steps in with a perfect solution.
In this comprehensive, generously illustrated handbook, textile artist and teacher Nancy Belfer leads readers step by step through the technique required to successfully create imaginative and beautiful batiks and tie-dyed textiles. Even beginners, following the instructions in this thorough, thoughtful guidebook, can create colorful and exciting textiles that will add distinctive touches to clothing, home furnishings, and more.The author first reviews the early uses of dyes and the application of resist dye processes to textiles, then explores the history and tradition of batik, emphasizing the traditional Javanese batik method. She then covers every facet of the process of designing and making batiks, from selecting proper equipment and supplies, setting up a studio and making preliminary drawings and sketches to preparing the wax, applying the wax to cloth, applying dyes, and setting color.Ms. Belfer follows a similar format in reviewing the history and traditions of tie dye and the art of designing with tie resist techniques, clearly demonstrating each stage of the process, including tritik, clamping, and discharge methods. Over 100 photographs and 28 diagrams make it easy to follow the various procedures. A helpful list of materials and equipment suppliers rounds out this excellent guide.
People around the world know Dave Batista as World Wrestling Entertainment's "the Animal," the rope-shaking, spine-busting World Heavyweight Champion, one of the most popular Superstars in recent years. The crowd turned Batista from heel to babyface after they were electrified by his awesome physique and physical wrestling style. Few fans, however, know that Batista didn't join the profession until he was thirty years old -- an age at which many wrestlers are thinking about hanging up their boots. Nor do most fans know the tremendous toll the climb to the top has taken on Batista's personal life. While successfully staying away from hard drugs and -- usually -- liquor, he found sex too tempting to resist. "Women were my drug of choice," the Animal confesses. That addiction cost him his marriage, destroying a relationship that had helped him climb from poverty to the pinnacle of sports entertainment in less than two years. Now, inBatista Unleashed, the WWE Superstar comes clean about the choices he made and the devastating effects they had on his family. He talks about the injury that stripped him of his title -- an injury he blames on Mark Henry's carelessness. While being sidelined cost Batista untold hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income, it also set the stage for a tremendous comeback that cemented the Animal's reputation as a true champion. Batista talks about growing up in the worst part of Washington, D. C. , where three murders occurred in his front yard before he was nine. He speaks lovingly about his mother -- a lesbian -- and how hard she worked to keep the family not just together but alive. He talks candidly about his own criminal past: a conviction on a drug charge and another, since overturned, on assault. He speaks of his days as a bouncer and a lifeguard, and tells how bodybuilding may have saved his life. Once he made it to the WWE, Batista realized he wasn't really ready for the big time. His career seemed headed for a fall until Fit Finlay took him under his wing. But his real education came when he joined Evolution and rode with Triple H and Ric Flair, two of sports entertainment's all-time greats. Batista talks about what they taught him, and details some of their wild times on the road. But the champ also reveals a kinder, gentler side. While his soft-spoken manner in the locker room has sometimes been misinterpreted as arrogance, in truth Batista's always been somewhat shy and quiet. Emotional by nature, he reveals for the first time that the tears fans saw atWrestleMania 21, when he won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time, were very real. And he speaks movingly about his problems with his ex-wives and teenage daughters, and how it felt to become a grandfather. While his straight-shooting mouth has occasionally gotten him into trouble -- most notably in a backstage confrontation with Undertaker after some remarks aboutSmackDown!-- Batista is his own harshest critic. He explains his early limitations as a wrestler and the work he has done to overcome them. Interspersing his memoir with accounts from life on the road, Batista lightens the narrative with a surprising sense of humor. An Animal in the ring, he reveals himself as an honest and even humble man in everyday life.
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?Is Batman better than Superman?If everyone followed Batman's example,would Gotham be a better place?What is the Tao of the Bat?Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen.
A Step 2 Step into Reading reader is the perfect way to introduce boys and girls ages 4 to 6 to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all the DC Super Friends. Plus 16 press-out battle cards add to the super hero fun!Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Offering a fresh introduction to the world of bats, this appealing title in QEB's Animal Lives series takes an up-close, sometimes too close, look at the mammal while discussing its lifecycle, its habitat, its routine for learning skills that help it survive and thrive.
Hurry up! Come one--come all! We're off to watch the bats play ball! You'll never forget your first game: the green so green, the presence of heroes past, and togetherness with family and friends, rooting for the home team. But you think humans are the only ones who enjoy America's national pastime? Grab your bat--the other kind--and your mitt, and join these captivating bats as they flutter off to watch their all-stars compete. How about a mothdog? Or some Cricket Jack? In sweeping compositions that transport fans to the rightside-up and upside-down world of bats at play, Brian Lies treats us to a whole new ballgame.
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach! So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets-don't forget the moon-tan lotion-and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet. Brian Lies's enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!
Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky evening's here- The air is cool and calm and clear.Can it be true? Oh, can it be?Yes!-Bat Night at the library!Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it's time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies' joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest!
The Animals and Birds are getting ready for the big game. Bat wants to win win win--which team will he play on? The Animals look strong and fast, so Bat picks that side. A bat has fur and teeth, after all. But when the Animals fall behind, Bat switches to the Bird team--doesn't a bat have wings? Maybe the Birds will win! Silly Bat learns a lesson about team spirit in this lively tale retold by renowned storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald. Artist Eugenia Nobati's animals add plenty of style and fun.
[from the back cover] A COOL GIRL HUNT was what the blind man wanted. He was searching for a pretty young woman, soft-spoken and slender, whom he'd never seen but knew had vanished, and he was willing to pay Bertha Cool anything to find her. The whole thing seemed impossible and sounded suspicious, but the man's money was right--even if his motives weren't--and given the choice Bertha always followed the dollar sign. Only this time the dollar sign pointed to murder and fingered Bertha Cool as a red-hot suspect... ERLE STANLEY GARDNER creator of Perry Mason, and A. A. Fair, creator of the top detective team of Donald Lam and Bertha Cool, are one and the same. And the same exciting brand of mystery and action is to be found in every Gardner-Fair story.
Long the subject of myth and superstition, bats have been among the most misunderstood of mammals due to their nocturnal habits, capacity for flight, and strange appearance. Seeking to dispel the myths associated with these remarkable creatures and arguing for their key role in a balanced ecosystem, Bats in Question covers all aspects of bat biology in a practical question-and-answer format.Describing where bats live, how they use echolocation to navigate, and even why they hang upside down, the book also gives the conservation status of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson traces the evolution of bats and shows their remarkable diversity by describing each of the major groups in terms of their different body structures and habitats. He sheds light on bats' complex social systems, extraordinary variation in size, and food preferences that encompass plants, insects, and mammals. The book also explores cultural attitudes about bats--telling how, until recently, bats had been relegated to the world of vampires and how they have emerged to take their place in public awareness as important and fascinating members of our ecosystems.
Describes the physical features, habits and natural environment of all kinds of bats, the only mammal that can fly.
Describes different types of bats and their physical characteristics, methods of motion, feeding habits, and life cycles. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bats of the Republic is an illuminated novel of adventure, featuring hand-drawn maps and natural history illustrations, subversive pamphlets and science-fictional diagrams, and even a nineteenth-century novel-within-a-novel--an intrigue wrapped in innovative design. In 1843, fragile naturalist Zadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letter to an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. The fate of the volatile republic, along with Zadock's future, depends on his mission. When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible... Three hundred years later, the world has collapsed and the remnants of humanity cling to a strange society of paranoia. Zeke Thomas has inherited a sealed envelope from his grandfather, an esteemed senator. When that letter goes missing, Zeke engages a fomenting rebellion that could free him--if it doesn't destroy his relationship, his family legacy, and the entire republic first. As their stories overlap and history itself begins to unravel, a war in time erupts between a lost civilization, a forgotten future, and the chaos of the wild. Bats of the Republic is a masterful novel of adventure and science fiction, of elliptical history and dystopian struggle, and, at its riveting core, of love.From the Hardcover edition.
Three works from one of the most original and universally praised American writers of this century. Love and torment, lunacy and desire, tenderness and war- these stories provide a brilliant, dazzling odyssey into American life. No one but Barry Hannah could create these vivid worlds with such poetic detail.
From the Book Jacket: This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the Siamese. The spectacular and strong affectionate nature and intelligence have made the Siamese far and away the most popular breed of cat. Long and slim, with dazzling blue eyes, its creamy coat is highlighted by a variety of color "points" - Blue, Lilac, Red, Chocolate and the traditional Seal. A full and knowing text gives the reader a history of the breed and a complete tour of the many varieties found within the Siamese family including the newer strains, such as the "Tortie Points" and the Si-Rex. In addition, there are many inside tips about health, care, kittens, breeding and grooming. For the ambitious, there is a chapter on Showing. A special feature of the book is the comparison of American and British standards. The author of the standard work on the Siamese, Phyllis Lauder, has been a judge and breeder on the international scene for many years. This book is further proof of her lifelong love affair with the Siamese cat. 90 Photographs, 24 in full color
From the national bestselling author of Butter Safe Than Sorry Magdalena Yoder gets caught up in a case of hotcake homicide. . . During the annual church breakfast, Minerva J. Jay slumps over dead after ingesting stacks and stacks of pancakes. Police Chief Ackerman wonders if the serving of fatal flapjacks is a case of assault and batter. He turns to Magdalena for help, but first she has to make a special delivery of her own. . . .
SUMMER PRESCOTT BOOKS is thrilled to present:Battered and Buttered Waffle - Book 2 in The Diner of the Dead Series. Owning a diner in the small town of Haunted Falls has been a bit of a hair-raising experience for Sonja, and things go from bad to worse when a reality TV film crew comes to town. Wanting nothing more than to create her crisp, buttery waffles, Sonja find herself caught up once again in a murder investigation that leads to some decidedly "otherworldly" experiences.
The third "entertaining...and tasty read" (Entertainment Weekly) in the Daphne Martin Cake mystery series. Daphne Martin's life is pretty sweet right now--she has a loving boyfriend, a popular cake decorating company, and has recently entered into a cake competition in town. But when she attends a class with a famously ornery celebrity chef, all of that threatens to change. The chef is found beaten to death with a cake stand after his first lesson, and he has more enemies than anyone can count. So it's a shock to Daphne when she immediately comes under police suspicion. And on top of that, her boyfriend tells her he's considering a career move--to Kentucky. To a company run by an old girlfriend! And, there's still the cake competition Daphne has to win. Daphne will need to put her wits to the test again--with the help of her nosy friend Myra--in order to clear her name, win the competition, and salvage her romance.
"A major contribution to this subject. She is thorough, practical, compassionate, and authoritative. It is a reading must."--Phyllis Chesler
Discusses different aspects of wife abuse, includes personal narratives.
What kind of man deliberately hurts the woman he loves? Drawing on his pathbreaking studies of more than seven hundred abusive men, as well as therapy with hundreds more, Dutton paints a dramatic and surprising portrait of the man who assaults his intimate partner.
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