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Depressed over his son's autism, Brendan Keegan is feeling Scroogey about the holidays until his childhood friend Tony comes to visit and gets Brendan caught up in a Web site about a TV show from their childhood.
The father of an autistic child dreams of a Christmas miracle in this moving short novel nominated for the World Fantasy Award--proceeds to be donated to Autism SpeaksWhen Brendan touches his four-year-old son, Peter screams and pulls away. He suffers from a form of autism known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder and has no idea how much his father wants to make him smile. Their relationship is tortured, but Christmas is coming, and a miracle might come with it.An unlikely harbinger of the holidays arrives in the form of Tony Kemper, Brendan's childhood friend who's never quite gotten over his glory days as a 1970s punk sensation. Broke, unemployed, and homeless, Tony has recently become obsessed with the long-canceled Chip Crockett television show, a beloved memory from when they were kids. Not a minute of footage remains of Chip, but these three boys are about to discover that when an entertainer is truly great, his magic will last forever.Previously serialized online, this is the first time Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol has been published in ebook form. Elizabeth Hand will donate all proceeds from this book to Autism Speaks in honor of special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. The two attended the same high school, where Murphy was a friend of Hand's younger sister.
The ever-randy hero of Lawrence Block's No Score flees New York City for South Carolina, where a job in a whorehouse gives him an opportunity for lots of loving and lots of trouble Flat broke and sick of freezing to death in New York City, the permanently aroused Chip Harrison hops on a bus to warmer climes, landing in the quiet hamlet of Bordentown, South Carolina. With his usual clumsy charm, the aspiring lecher backs his way into a job running security at the local whorehouse. In no time he's playing cards with the madam, chasing the girls, and keeping trouble away from the door. Only thing is, trouble has a way of finding Chip Harrison . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
From the Book jacket: Chip, The Story of a Guide Dog Puppy, chronicles the life of a guide dog from birth at the kennels to what happens if it does not make it as a working guide dog. Each year the learning handicapped students at Jefferson Elementary School in Clovis, California, welcome a puppy into their classroom to help their teacher socialize it for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. The students wrote and illustrated this award-winning book. Meet the Authors and Illustrators L-R: Brandon Linn, Juston Smart, Megan Johnson, Hazael Gonzalez, Jordan Kedwards, Margaret Maskovich, Dominic Espinoza, Bonnie Jones, Chad Powers, and Hailey Ricord.
Everyone knows the little friendly chipmunk. But what exactly do you know about this common ground animal of the North American woods. Read on to find out how these creatures find food, escape from enemies and survive a long cold winter.
A collection of recipes using bananas. This book also tells how to select which bananas to use (green tipped, yellow or yellow with brown flecks), and gives tips for mashing bananas, prevent cut bananas from turning dark, how to ripen banans, how to flute banans, and gives nutritional information about bananas.
The case for chiropractic care.
Chiropractic has become America's most popular form of alternative health care, offering lasting relief from pain--and many other health benefits--to more than 25 million patients annually. Yet many people still wonder exactly how chiropractic heals, and even experienced patients may be able to get more from their treatments. In this accessible and fascinating book, Dr. Michael Lenarz illuminates the basic principles of spinal health, showing how the body naturally lets go of stored pain and disease once the flow of vital energy has been restored. He also explains:*Why adjustments keep the communication flowing clearly, quickly, and cleanly*Why the billion-plus nerve pathways carried by the spine can be the key to a wide range of health problems--from arthritis, headaches, and back and neck pain to chronic fatigue and digestive ailments*Why many of the health complaints we associate with aging may in fact be the result of old injuries and therefore treatable*The different techniques of chiropractic, and how to choose the beset chiropractor for you. PLUS--complete chapters on the diet, exercise, and stress-relief programs that will help you achieve a healthy, vibrant, energized, and pain-free lifestyle--the chiropractic way.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The true gripping story of how scientist George Schaller and four mountain men set out to save the chiru (antelope-like creatures who cannot survive captivity and who live on the high plains of Tibet) from near extinction.
More than 24 million people run in the United States alone, but 65 percent will have to stop at least once this year because of injury. Still others will choose to run through the pain. But in this groundbreaking book, ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer teaches us the running technique he created to heal and prevent injuries and also to run faster, farther, and with much less effort at any age. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles of the trunk, an approach that grows out of such disciplines as yoga, Pilates, and t'ai chi. This excellent step-by-step program offers training principles and is easily learned.
The Mrs. Browne trilogy became an instant bestselling success in author Brendan O'Carroll's native Ireland. Similarly, when Plume introduced The Mammy (the first book in the series, May 1999) in the United States, it was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. Fans of Agnes Browne craving further hilarious and heartwarming adventures will be delighted with The Chisellers. Agnes, the lovable and determined heroine, returns with her seven children--whom she affectionately calls "the chisellers"--all struggling to make their way in the world with varying degrees of success. To make matters more difficult, as Agnes struggles along the bumpy road of parenting, she learns that the family is about to be forced out of their tenement home in the name of urban renewal. Pierre, Agnes' persistent suitor, is thankfully on hand to console her. Like all good Irish stories, The Chisellers includes a wedding and a funeral, much laughter and some tears--and it is sure to please newcomers as well as loyal fans of this terrific series.
Presents the history of the route which became the "Main Street" of the Texas cattle trade after the Civil War and remained until its closing in 1884.
Presents the history of the trail which became the main route for the Texas cattle trade after the Civil War.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Armed only with a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ten Chisholm, the bold, half-breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chisholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime was loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates. With a team of battle-toughened cowboys and ex soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and make her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanche's and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.
Papa and Chita leave downtown Baltimore in a buggy to find a Christmas tree in the deep woods.
Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide commercially produced by the deacetylation of chitin. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, biocompatible, and acts as a bioadhesive with otherwise unstable biomolecules - making it a valuable component in the formulation of biopharmaceutical drugs.Chitosan-Based Systems for Biopharmaceuticals provides an extensive overview of the application of chitosan and its derivatives in the development and optimisation of biopharmaceuticals. The book is divided in four different parts. Part I discusses general aspects of chitosan and its derivatives, with particular emphasis on issues related to the development of biopharmaceutical chitosan-based systems. Part II deals with the use of chitosan and derivatives in the formulation and delivery of biopharmaceuticals, and focuses on the synergistic effects between chitosan and this particular subset of pharmaceuticals. Part III discusses specific applications of chitosan and its derivatives for biopharmaceutical use. Finally, Part IV presents diverse viewpoints on different issues such as regulatory, manufacturing and toxicological requirements of chitosan and its derivatives related to the development of biopharmaceutical products, as well as their patent status, and clinical application and potential.Topics covered include:chemical and technological advances in chitins and chitosans useful for the formulation of biopharmaceuticalsphysical properties of chitosan and derivatives in sol and gel statesabsorption promotion properties of chitosan and derivativesbiocompatibility and biodegradation of chitosan and derivativesbiological and pharmacological activity of chitosan and derivativesbiological, chemical and physical compatibility of chitosan and biopharmaceuticalsapproaches for functional modification or crosslinking of chitosanuse of chitosan and derivatives in conventional biopharmaceutical dosage formsmanufacture techniques of chitosan-based microparticles and nanoparticles for biopharmaceuticalschitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceutical use: mucoadhesive propertieschitosan-based systems for mucosal delivery of biopharmaceuticalschitosan-based delivery systems for mucosal vaccinationchitosan-based nanoparticulates for oral delivery of biopharmaceuticalschitosan-based systems for ocular delivery of biopharmaceuticalschemical modification of chitosan for delivery of DNA and siRNAtarget-specific chitosan-based nanoparticle systems for nucleic acid deliveryfunctional PEGylated chitosan systems for biopharmaceuticalsstimuli-sensitive chitosan-based systems for biopharmaceuticalschitosan copolymers for biopharmaceuticalsapplication of chitosan for anti-cancer biopharmaceutical deliverychitosan-based biopharmaceuticals scaffolds in tissue engineering and regenerative medicinewound healing properties of chitosan and its use in wound dressing biopharmaceuticalstoxicological properties of chitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceutical applicationsregulatory status of chitosan and derivativespatentability and intellectual property issuesquality control and good manufacturing practicepreclinical and clinical use of chitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceuticalsChitosan-Based Systems for Biopharmaceuticals is an important compendium of fundamental concepts, practical tools and applications of chitosan-based biopharmaceuticals for researchers in academia and industry working in drug formulation and delivery, biopharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, bioengineering and new materials development.
Wen resourceful inventor Caractacus Pott saves the enormous green roadster from the scrap heap, it doesn't take long for his family to realize that they have a pretty amazing auto. Their day trip to the beach turns into an exciting sea voyage, complete with a secret cave and a gang of ruthless mobsters (who have a giant stockpile of explosives)! The Potts quickly learn that CHITTY CHITTY Bang Bang may be their only hope!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children's novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
With a broken collarbone, Jack was in no fit mood to have relatives arrive. But the Reverend Dr Bramley and his daughter were penniless, so he couldn't turn them away. When Jack learnt the truth behind their plight, his chivalrous nature took over. Cressida was in need of a husband. . . but was he in need of a wife?
Craig Taylor's study examines the wide-ranging French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the period of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Faced by stunning military disasters and the collapse of public order, writers and intellectuals carefully scrutinized the martial qualities expected of knights and soldiers. They questioned when knights and men-at-arms could legitimately resort to violence, the true nature of courage, the importance of mercy, and the role of books and scholarly learning in the very practical world of military men. Contributors to these discussions included some of the most famous French medieval writers, led by Jean Froissart, Geoffroi de Charny, Philippe de Mzires, Honorat Bovet, Christine de Pizan, Alain Chartier and Antoine de La Sale. This interdisciplinary study sets their discussions in context, challenging modern, romantic assumptions about chivalry and investigating the historical reality of debates about knighthood and warfare in late medieval France.
In ChiWalking, Danny and Katherine Dreyer teach the walking technique they created that takes walking from mundane to deeply rewarding.
This is the deal with Chloe Leiberman (sometimes Wong): · She lives, breathes, sleeps, eats and drinks fashion. · She's half Jewish (father) and half Chinese (mother). · She has one bow-tie(like Tucker Carlson)-wearing brother. · She's stuck in the OC. · She always knows the right thing to wear. And whatyoushould be wearing, too. · She is a senior in high school. · She didn't apply to college, even though her parents think she did. · She has two best friends-Spring, 100% WASP, and Sue, 100% NOT. · She's talented but doesn't know it yet. · She dreams about going to design school in London. This is her application.
Chloe's Kitchen features vegan food like you've never seen it before. Classically trained Chef Chloe Coscarelli brings fun and energy to this healthful, animal-free cuisine by reinterpreting 125 of America's favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. Chef Chloe burst onto the culinary scene by winning the Food Network's hit reality show Cupcake Wars--the first time a vegan chef captured the top prize--which delighted her many fans who had been loyally following her on chefchloe.com. The new face of vegan cooking, Chef Chloe is luring foodies of all stripes to try her ingenious, accessible recipes for delicious, vibrant, beautiful food. Chef Chloe's first-ever cookbook is illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-color photography of the mouthwatering dishes. She begins with helpful advice on how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating. Chef Chloe also explains how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it's so healthy, with support from the foreword by renowned physician Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Then, in her fresh, dynamic style, Chef Chloe provides a huge array of incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes she has created, from savory starters to decadent desserts. Her comforting macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, crave-inducing sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes win over carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn't mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. With instructions throughout for making these meat-, egg-, and dairy-free recipes without gluten and soy, here's how you can enjoy family favorites and her renowned, coveted desserts--including the first publication of the recipes for her Cupcake Wars- winning vegan cupcakes--without busting your belt.
From Chef Chloe: an eBook collection of ten recipes from her wildly popular first book, Chloe's Kitchen, for creative, delicious party foods that just happen to be vegan. The vegan diet has gone mainstream--and Chef Chloe is here to help. Since she became the first vegan to win a reality TV cooking show, Chef Chloe's devoted fan base has been clamoring for more of her healthy, inventive recipes that follow a plant-based diet. Featuring easy-to-prepare, festive vegan recipes with absolutely delicious flavors, this short cookbook is the perfect purchase for your holiday preparations. The ten perfect party recipes include Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Crostini, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado-Shiitake Sushi, Garlic Knots, and Sweet-and-Sour Party Meatballs. With beautiful photography and crystal-clear directions, Chloe's Quick-and-Easy Vegan Party Foods provides recipes that are sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike at any holiday gathering.
From Chef Chloe: an eBook collection of ten mouth-watering chocolate dessert and treat recipes from her wildly popular Chloe's Kitchen that are delicious, crowd-pleasing--and vegan. Even before Chef Chloe wowed the judges on Cupcake Wars to become the first chef to win a reality TV cooking show with a vegan recipe, she was astounding her fans with her talent for producing delectable desserts without butter, milk, or even common vegan ingredients like egg substitute and bananas. Instead, her magic blend of liquid proportions and leaveners like baking soda and vinegar give her cakes a moist, irresistible texture and taste that neither vegans nor non-vegans can resist and her non-dairy secrets make her chocolate concoctions meltingly creamy and maddeningly addictive. In Chloe's Vegan Chocolate Classics, you'll find ten easy-to-make chocolate recipes collected from Chloe's Kitchen and ranging from Mocha Almond Fudge Cake and Chef Chloe's signature "Chlostess" Creme-Filled Cupcakes to her candy-like Buckeye treats--peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate--and Chocolate Chip Brownie Bites. She even includes a recipe for the best Hot Fudge Sundaes with Mint Chip Ice Cream. With gorgeous photos and clear-cut instructions, each dessert is sure to be a hit at holiday celebrations all year round.