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Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has not only inherited her father's fortune, but she is also blessed with his strong will as well. Now she's headed for Cairo, accompanied by a girl with a tarnished past, to indulge her passion for Egyptology. Little did she know that murder and a homicidal mummy lay in wait for her.
Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes - and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- at least that's what he thinks!
Join renowned wildlife artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky on a breathtaking safari through crocodile country, deep in the Florida Everglades. Can you spot the crocodiles camouflaged in the murky swamps? What do they look like? How do they hunt? What is their habitat? As you paddle along through the mangrove creeks you will also find many other wild creatures--from deadly diamondback rattlesnakes by toxic poisonwood trees, to beautiful roseate spoonbills, to slow-climbing tree crabs. Jim Arnosky's majestic paintings will give readers a you-are-there experience with the American crocodile, one of nature's most brilliant survivors, which has inhabited the earth since the days of the dinosaurs!
With rows of teeth, thick, armor-like skin, and distinctive long snouts, crocodiles are easily recognizable. One of the oldest animals on Earth, these large reptiles lived millions of years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. Although their only real predators are humans, many species of crocodiles are endangered because their habitats -- tropical waterways -- are steadily being eliminated.
Crocodilians rank amongst the oldest surviving vertebrate groups, dating directly from the age of the dinosaurs. They practise a degree of parental care and social communication unrivalled in the lower vertebrates. At the very most, only six out of the 22 surviving species represent any danger to people. Learn more about these great and ancient reptiles.
Now appearing in trade paperback original format: "One of the most appealing heroines to appear in the pages on a mystery" (Library Journal). Returning from Europe, intrepid explorer Jade del Cameron arrives in Kenya with bittersweet memories-and the certainty that Africa is her home and Sam Featherstone the man she wants to share her life with. When a letter arrives from America, Jade hopes it's Sam sending word of his return. Instead, it's a message written in the hand of her long- dead fiancé, asking "Why did you let me die?" When two men die under mysterious circumstances and Jade discovers that her old nemesis, Lilith Worthy, has escaped from prison, the deaths and the letter form the most dangerous case Jade has ever faced, pitting her against a ferocious crocodile-and an even more deadly human killer. .
The conditions of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are excellent examples of how the exponential growth of knowledge in biomedical science can make a remarkable impact on clinical practice and patient's quality of life. It has led to the development of unique novel immunomodulatory treatments. These are continuously being refined to treat not only the two original conditions in the gut, but the systemic immunologic illness with its associated extraintestinal disorders. New therapies are sometimes complex and associated with important risks requiring a deeper understanding of their molecular principles from clinicians. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis serves as a unique combined resource for physicians and scientists addressing the needs of both groups. It will stimulate exchange and collaboration and shorten the path between discovery and application of new knowledge and also help clinicians understand new therapeutic concepts from their origins. This volume provides an introduction to mucosal immunology which forms the basis of modern immunotherapy. It also serves as a comprehensive guide to the current diagnostic modalities, including enhanced imaging techniques such as MRI and CT enterography, virtual colonoscopy, ultrasound, and endomicroscopy as well as conventional and complex immunomodulatory principles. Each chapter is written by experts in their field and includes the most up to date information. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis will be of great value to gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, pediatricians and gynecologists trainees, as well as all those involved in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and related autoimmune disorders.
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."CROMPTON DIVIDED was also published in the UK under the title THE ALCHEMICAL MARRIAGE OF ALISTAIR CROMPTON. Alastair Crompton skilled nosologist at Psychosmell, Inc. sniffs out something he's been missing his whole life--his other selves. His disturbed psyche was divided into three parts and the other parts were implanted in other bodies on other planets. His obsession to re-unite himself leads to disturbing discovers about the underpinnings of the society he lives in, personal conflicts, a vastly destructive war and a shocking ultimate revelation. The master of SF madness operates at the top of his form."In case anyone has managed to miss this singular author's seminal influence on the world of imaginative literature, my best advice is to throw oneself in the way of CROMPTON DIVIDED and give oneself up to wonderful madness."--Harlan Ellison
"This juicy, witty, lovely book, shining with Wise Woman candor, is the perfect gift for any woman over 50. I savored it like a rare, well-aged wine, and I know you will too." JEAN SHINODA BOLEN'S GROUNDBREAKING EARLY work-most notably Goddesses in Everywoman- helped a generation of women realize their potential and their value. Half a million copies later, that book still affects the lives of women. In this new book, Crones Don't Whine, Bolen's playful sense of humor and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practices and you're bound to be a happier person who's doing her bit to make the world a better place. "These qualities are not cultivated overnight," Bolen writes. Crone years are "growing" years, when women can devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them. Bolen offers us a blueprint: Crones don't whine. They're juicy, and they trust their own instincts. They don't grovel. They do meditate. They choose the path with heart. Crones are fierce about what matters most to them. They speak the truth with compassion. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves as needed, and savor the good in their lives. Turn to these thirteen brief pieces again and again, in bad times and good, alone and with others-because "Crones Together Can Change the World," as Bolen points out in an inspirational, call-to-arms bonus essay. "Crones Don't Whine is a delightful and profound handbook for crones and would-be crones filled with wisdom, humor, passion, and just plain good advice. Don't even think of growing old without it!
For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News, from 1962 until his retirement in 1981. Yet this very public figure, undoubtedly the twentieth century's most revered journalist, was a remarkably private man; few know the full story of his life. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. Brinkley traces Cronkite's story from his roots in Missouri and Texas through the Great Depression, during which he began his career, to World War II, when he gained notice reporting with Allied troops from North Africa, D-day, and the Battle of the Bulge. In 1950, Edward R. Murrow recruited him to work for CBS, where he covered presidential elections, the space program, Vietnam, and the first televised broadcasts of the Olympic Games, as both a reporter and later as an anchor for the evening news. Cronkite was also witness to--and the nation's voice for--many of the most profound moments in modern American history, including the Kennedy assassination, Apollos 11 and 13, Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the Iran hostage crisis. Epic, intimate, and masterfully written, Cronkite is the much-anticipated biography of an extraordinary American life, told by one of our most brilliant and respected historians.
Zeus and the Olympians must deal with monstrous spiders and dangerous webs in this Heroes in Training adventure.A giant spiderweb in the sky with the words "Surrender Olympians" shows Zeus and his friends that they are in for another battle. Dodging the silky and sticky webs, the Olympians find themselves scattering in all directions to avoid getting caught. But those dangerous webs actually contain a hidden gem--Athena's magical object. And the Olympians soon discover that the Threads of Dread might not be as dreadful as they appear...
At the height of WWII, Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the US government to operate a spy ring out of his house in Cuba. This much is true...
NANCY'S FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITER NEEDS A DETECTIVE -- TO FIND HIS OWN BOOK! Morton Sandback is coming to River Heights to read from his new mystery at his daughter's bookstore. Then she's going to surprise him with a rare copy of his very first book. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait for the fun -- but when Mr. Sandback opens the box, the book is gone! The bookstore is in a very old house full of creepy nooks and hiding places. But Nancy's not afraid, and soon she has some interesting suspects. This time she's solving a real-life mystery -- and it's a page-turning adventure!
Morton Sandback is coming to River Heights to read from his new mystery at his daughter's bookstore. Then she's going to surprise him with a rare copy of his very first book. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait for the fun-but when Mr. Sandback opens the box, the book is gone! The bookstore is in a very old house full of creepy nooks and hiding places. But Nancy's not afraid, and soon she has some interesting suspects. This time she's solving a real-life mystery-and it's a page turning adventure!
From "a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction" (Susan Andersen) comes a poignant and deeply sensual contemporary trilogy with heart the size of Texas. In Molly O'Keefe's wonderfully written novels, the tantalizing cowboys and headstrong heroines of Crooked Creek ranch struggle to find a place where they belong. And now they're all rustled up together in one captivating eBook bundle. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE Texas rancher Lyle Baker offers Tara Jean Sweet, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a stake in his leather business if she plays the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure his estranged children home. Now Lyle's gone--and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey star sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. Being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc's priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean's past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight? CAN'T HURRY LOVE Victoria Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to make a new life for herself. She's taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged cowboy who wants the land just as badly. He's devoted his life to Crooked Creek, and he's not about to let some pampered city girl turn it into a spa. But their burning anger only fuels heat of another kind: uncontrollable passion. Soon Victoria and Eli each realize that the person standing in their way is the one they can never do without. CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE Dallas TV morning-show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable--but her iron will guards memories of a man she's determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin--still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband. Now the producers want this bad-boy heartbreaker to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees. It's his only chance to get near Maddy again and be redeemed by the one thing that matters: her love.
Two con artists team up in 1880s California for the score of a lifetime--but end up fighting for their lives instead In a stagecoach en route to San Francisco, Grace Rousselot is posing as a nun to drum up "donations" from fellow travelers. Across from her, Reuben Jones is faking blindness to prey on unsuspecting travelers. Both grifters are surprised to learn that they have competition, and even more surprised when their stagecoach is ambushed and robbed, leaving them both flat broke. Not keen to discuss the robbery with the police, Reuben and Grace decide to work together to recoup some of their losses. Soon enough, what starts out as a practical partnership evolves into something more. And with the Chinese mafia hot on their heels, neither is sure just how far they can trust a man--or a woman--with a crooked heart.
This series is a little shorter and is intended for the young teens. The heroes in this series are much younger.
An "exquisite . . . spot on" (The Hudson Review) collection of poems from one of our best-loved and best-selling poets that is both personal, with poetry about love, nature and reflections on the stages of life, and political, ranging from the war in Iraq and Katrina to concerns such as women's rights and the poet's childhood in Detroit.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Eley (U. of Michigan), a self-described radical historian, looks back on his career as historian, while analyzing the great theoretical and methodological debates that roiled the field since the late 1960s and considering their contributions to and false paths for the field. Running through the narrative is an explicit awareness of the connection of these debates to politics outside the academy. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected.The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own.Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers.From the Hardcover edition.
An early history of Fairbanks Alaska and the scandle surrounding its founder.
The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused. Captured and shackled in leg irons and chains, Indian John awaits his trial in a settler's loft. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court. His young lawyer faces the wrath of a settlement hungry to see the Indian hang. And 13-year-old Rebecca Carver, terrified by the captive Indian right in her home, must decide for herself what--and who--is right. At stake is a life. Inspired by a true story,Crooked Rivertakes a probing look at prejudice and early American justice. From the Hardcover edition.
Full of emotion and suspense, Crooked River is an inventive and atmospheric story about family and friendship, good and evil, secrets and lies, grief and forgivenessWhere should I start? With Mom's funeral? Or a week earlier on the Fourth of July, the day she died? Or should I skip all that stuff and get straight to the part where Ollie and I just wanted to go swimming and pretend our lives were ordinary again, but when we got down to the river we found another dead woman instead?Still grieving over the sudden death of their mother, fifteen-year-old Sam McAlister and her ten-year-old sister, Ollie, move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their reclusive beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive in Terrebone, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder. He is not evil. I am not good.We are the same: broken and put back together again.Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt--including information that she and Ollie have uncovered. Filled with remorse and refusing to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together. They had mysteriously lost Bear once before and Sam is terrified they will lose him again. Only this time they won't ever get him back. She needs Ollie to help her, but Ollie has not spoken a word since their mother's death.I see things no one else does.I see them there and wish I didn't. I want to tell and I can't.Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom's funeral and continues to hover, a spectrum of colors--pink and rose red, sky blue and honey gold. Now another, coiled and hissing, is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, waiting. Somehow, she must warn her sister. But Ollie worries that if she tries to speak--even to write--the Shimmering will slip inside her, take control, and never leave. Sam and Ollie must find the truth quickly--a search that will lead them to unexpected secrets and terrible lies--because the danger is closer to them than either girl knows.Told in Sam's and Ollie's vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming-of-age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery as haunting as the best Southern gothic fiction that will touch your heart and grip you until the final page.
In Jael McHenry's short story Croquembouche, a young woman in a relationship with a pastry chef realizes that she deserves to be more than just another decorative addition to his perfectly polished world of fancy dinners and wine tastings. This eBook also includes an extended excerpt from McHenry's critically acclaimed debut novel The Kitchen Daughter, now available in paperback.
A spirit-corrupting evil is invading the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. Is it real or a paranoid fantasy generated by an even darker, worldwide threat?
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