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Simply to say that this book is a first is to completely understate the importance and significance of Catwalk. Never before have top Japanese fashion models felt comfortable enough to appear without the safety net of beautiful clothing, even for a Japanese photographer with whom they might have felt more comfortable. Their belief in the artistic mastery and the unique sensitivity of Curtis Knapp is exhibited in every plate of this book.The project took Knapp several years to complete, as he had first to gain the confidence of the Japanese models and then experiment with the use of infrared film in beauty photography. In Catwalk, the stunning results of Knapp's determination are plain to see for every aficionado of fine photography.In this book the exotic Asian charm that has captivated fashion designers and buyers from Milano and Paris to Tokyo is here displayed as never before. Curtis Knapp has truly captured the warmth and beauty of some of the world's most attractive women.
This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wishing to visit their mother, two winged cats leave their new country home to return to the city, where they discover a winged kitten in a building about to be demolished. Book 2 in the Catwings series.
In Caucasia-Danzy Senna's extraordinary debut novel and national bestseller-Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in the Civil Rights Movement in 1970s Boston. The sisters are so close that they have created a private language, yet to the outside world they can't be sisters: Birdie appears to be white, while Cole is dark enough to fit in with the other kids at the Afrocentric school they attend. For Birdie, Cole is the mirror in which she can see her own blackness. Then their parents' marriage falls apart. Their father's new black girlfriend won't even look at Birdie, while their mother gives her life over to the Movement: at night the sisters watch mysterious men arrive with bundles shaped like rifles. One night Birdie watches her father and his girlfriend drive away with Cole-they have gone to Brazil, she will later learn, where her father hopes for a racial equality he will never find in the States. The next morning-in the belief that the Feds are after them-Birdie and her mother leave everything behind: their house and possessions, their friends, and-most disturbing of all-their identity. Passing as the daughter and wife of a deceased Jewish professor, Birdie and her mother finally make their home in New Hampshire. Desperate to find Cole, yet afraid of betraying her mother and herself to some unknown danger, Birdie must learn to navigate the white world-so that when she sets off in search of her sister, she is ready for what she will find. At once a powerful coming-of-age story and a groundbreaking work on identity and race in America, "Caucasia deserves to be read all over" (Glamour). .
From the remote mountainous regions of the Caucasus in southeastern Europe comes the Caucasian Mountain Dog, an ovcharka breed whose origins trace back two millennia. Employed by Russian shepherds to protect the flocks from predators, the Caucasian Mountain Dog is a discerning guardian, wary of strangers, that is at once fearless and impressive. The author, breeder and exhibitor, Stacy L.G. Kubyn shares her insight into this remarkable Russian breed as she traces its origins in the countries of the former USSR and its spread to the United States, where she organized the breed's first parent club. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide also offers a candid view of the breed's characteristics and temperament, including sound advice about owning this powerful, demanding working breed.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
Much has been written of the titanic clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army at Stalingrad, but this volume tells the other, equally important half of the story of Fall Blau (Case Blue). Learning from their experiences during the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a year before, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's lack of oil was a huge strategic problem. Seizure of the Caucasus oilfields, which were responsible for 82% of the Soviet Union's crude oil, would simultaneously alleviate the German army's oil shortages whilst denying vital fuel resources to the Red Army. While Army Group B advanced along the Volga towards Stalingrad, Army Group A, spearheaded by Ewald von Kleist's elite Panzerarmee 1 was to advance into the Caucasus to seize the oilfields of Maikop, Grozny and Baku. Featuring full-color artwork, archival photos and detailed analysis, this book follows the vicious, intense fighting that characterized one of the most important campaigns of World War II.
Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine. Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness....
Things are heating up between security expert Dillon Jones and the notorious Virginia Johnson! They're trying to find out who framed Dillon's brother for embezzlement. As they search for the truth, Dillon can't help but draw closer to feisty Virginia. His code of honor is barely keeping him in check. . . but leave it to a take-charge woman to take what she wants!After finding her--now former--fiancé in bed with another woman, Sara Simmons decides that love and marriage just aren't for her. What she needs is a hot fling. Enter hunky next-door neighbor Gavin Blake. But Gavin is playing for keeps, and he's vowed to hold out for more than sex. Begging isn't Sara's style. . . but she will if he won't!
From the late nineteenth century to the Second World War, a 'young and modern' girl problem emerged in Montreal in the context of social and cultural turmoil. In Caught, Tamara Myers explores how the foundation and implementation of Quebec's juvenile justice system intersected with Montreal's modern girl. Using case files from the juvenile court and institutional records, this study aims to uncover the cultural practices that transformed modern girls into female delinquents. From reform schools of the nineteenth century to the juvenile court era of the early twentieth, juvenile justice was a key disciplinary instrument used to maintain and uphold the subordination of adolescent girls. Caught exposes the attempts made by the juvenile justice system of the day to curb modern attitudes and behaviour; at the same time, it reveals the changing patterns of social and family interaction among adolescent girls. Myers also uncovers the evolving social construction of these young culprits - les jeunes filles modernes with their penchant for la vie legere - as generated by parents, church authorities, women's groups, social workers, the media, and juvenile justice agents. She illuminates the rich texture of these girls' public and private lives in the first half of the twentieth century, humanizing the stories of girls who were condemned for being too modern as they worked, played, and resisted the authority of parents, community, and the law.
A slacker student's perspective changes when he gets his hands on his teacher's journal. PJ Barnes is on the fast track to failing high school, and everyone is riding him about it--especially his English teacher, Mrs. Jordan. Then, somehow, her personal journal gets mixed up with his homework papers. Thinking he'll find the answers to the next quiz, he starts reading and quickly discovers it's not what he expected. As insights and family secrets surface, PJ begins to realize that Mrs. Jordan knows more about his past, his present, and his future than he ever imagined. Author Marlene Carvell explores the impact that decisions have on our lives in this exciting, moving novel for young adults.
Love comes out of left field in the second novel in USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard's sexy baseball-themed seriesMonths of alternately flirting and bickering with Kilby Catfish catcher Mike Solo just turned into the hottest kiss of Donna MacIntyre's life--and that's a major league complication. Any hint of scandal could keep her from getting her son back from her well-connected ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case-- even as it jeopardizes her heart . . .Mike hasn't been able to get the gorgeous, gutsy redhead out of his fantasies. The least he can do is fix the mess he helped create. Yet their engagement is quickly becoming about a lot more than doing the right thing. Because after swearing he'd never risk love again, Mike has found a passion that puts all his emotions in play, and a woman he'll go to bat for again and again . . .
She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV.Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming. Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .
Caught Dead in Philadelphia introduces a sparkling, witty new mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, schoolteacher and talented sleuth. Amanda lives in Philadelphia. It's a beautiful city, with its cobblestone streets and antique hitching posts. It can be noisy and even dangerous at times, but Amanda feels relatively happy and snug in her attractive little townhouse. If only her mother would stop lecturing her on the joys of matrimony, everything would be fine. Life's all right as it is--even minus men and cigarettes. Until one rainy morning in April! The day starts off routinely enough with feeding Macavity, the resident feline, and reading the paper. Then the trouble begins. It's not even eight o'clock when the doorbell rings. Amanda rarely receives uninvited guests for breakfast, so she's amazed when Liza Nichols shows up on her doorstep. Liza, a colleague at Philadelphia Prep, is more an acquaintance than a friend. She says she's exhausted; she's been walking for hours and has nowhere to go. Can she come in and rest? Why would the beautiful Liza, a talented amateur actress engaged to marry a wealthy politician, be walking the streets at dawn? Amanda can't imagine, but she has no time to probe. She's already late for school. Liza can stay for a nap and let herself out later. Liza stays, but what happens after that is something Amanda could never have guessed. It's no fun to come home to a body in front of your fireplace. And it's even less fun when the police assume you may have something to do with the unhappy event. Officer C. K. Mackenzie can be a Southern charmer, but he seems to doubt Amanda's story. Or does he? He sees through her in an unusual and discomforting way. And he reads Beowulf, always a suspicious sign in a cop. One thing's for sure: He needs her help in solving the case, but first she must gain his trust. In Amanda Pepper, author Gillian Roberts has created a stunning new mystery heroine--bright, clever, vulnerable, funny. Amanda and C.K. make a memorable investigative pair, and Philadelphia is the perfect setting for this exciting mystery debut. Bookshare has books 2, 3, and 4 in this series
"A curious mind, indefatigable eye for detail and a serious intellect. To see what a mind like that does with semiretirement, read Caught in the Act."--Shambhala Sun"Her book will appeal to those searching for what is authentic in life, as well as those dealing with transitions. . . . "--Turning Wheel
Recently out of rehab, Sasha James is determined to keep her head down, complete her parole and never touch amber again. The chip in her neck controls her cravings for the highly addictive drug, but also tracks her every move. Not that she goes anywhere other than work and the halfway house she calls home-a far cry from her luxurious former life as lover of the mining colony's top drug dealer, Guy Christiansen.Agent Nathan Sterling has no desire to see Sasha fall back into amber, but his sister has become Guy's latest conquest and the unexpectedly attractive Sasha is the key to getting her back. So in exchange for an introduction, he offers Sasha the one thing she can't refuse-her freedom. From the chip, her parole and even the planet if she wants. Though he would be sorry to see her go...Torn between her growing attraction to Nathan, fear of Guy and the allure of amber, Sasha accepts. But who will save her if Guy refuses to let her go a second time?80,000 words
Kayl is one of the few to have looked upon the Twisted Tower. She has no desire to see it again -- she left the Sisterhood long ago, settling down to a quiet life. Her sword lies unused in a secret place beneath the stones of her hearth. But something evil is leaking from the Tower. And now a sorceress and a wizard have appeared on Kayl's doorstep demanding she take up the sword again.
The show must go on... For burlesque dancer Gigi Valente, L'oiseau Bleu is not just a cabaret club or a job...it's the only home she's ever known. She won't let new owner Khaled Kitaev destroy it, even if her body trembles in his magnificent presence... Though he admires her passion, Khaled believes Gigi is just another gold digger. But when her attempts to get his attention are caught on camera, the powerful Russian must usher Gigi into his world. With Gigi at his side, Khaled's womanizing reputation is down and his stock is up! But how long can he keep this free-spirited bird in his gilded cage?
A shameful past Alice Frobisher fled Paris to escape a scandalous secret. But when she's trapped with dark and dangerous Ewen Tremain on his snowbound estate, Alice finds herself the subject of rumors once again... Ewen is immediately drawn to this dark-haired beauty, and would do anything-even marry her-to save her from ruin. But can Alice truly shake off her past and accept the happiness Ewen promises, or will she be forever caught in scandal's tempestuous storm? "A fun, entertaining read." -RT Book Reviews on Beauty in Breeches
Some desires are too dangerous to embrace.As the owner of a flourishing Latin American crafts boutique, Karina Strauss should be basking in her success. Instead she's worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend--and prisoner--of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the United States illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the handsome border protection officer who lets Kari off the hook. It's not just Kari's tantalizing flash of skin that catches Adam's attention--her drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past. Moreno demands that Kari smuggle a package for him in exchange for her sister's freedom. Adam also gets dangerously close, tempting her to surrender and fulfill her wildest desires. As Kari prepares for the drug run, dark secrets, violent criminals, and deadly consequences lurk around every corner. But concern for her sister drives Kari toward a terrifying act, despite Adam's warnings, despite her overwhelming fears--and despite the odds against coming out alive.From the Paperback edition.
We walked in on a surreal scene. There are few words, if any, to accurately describe the abject horror... What Jeannie and Kevin McDonough saw was a wanted, multi-state serial killer about to take his next victim-their own daughter. What happened next was a thrilling true-crime story of a fight for justice and the harrowing struggle with the unexpected nightmare of "survivor guilt".
Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything ... For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.Only problem?His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price ...
The outfit was ridiculously revealing. Still, food writer Gina Thomas needed a disguise for the costume party. . . just so she could sneak into divorce lawyer Mason Scott's office and steal a few photos to save her sister--the trouble magnet. However, the costume seems to bring out the naughtier side of Gina. And Mason can't keep his gorgeous eyes--or his hands--off her! But even as the New-And-Way-Sexier Gina submits to Mason's exquisitely carnal attentions, Practical Gina wonders how long before she's caught red-handed. . . .
"Adam Gorightly offers a unique take on virtually every conspiracy of our time."--Erskine Payton, Erskine OvernightKerry Thornley never imagined that after starting a spoof religion in the 1950s that worshipped Eris--the Greek goddess of chaos and discord--that this seeming joke would unleash a torrent of actual chaos into his life in the years to follow.During the late 1950s, Thornley became friends with Lee Harvey Oswald when the two served together in the Marines, and was actually writing a novel based on Oswald three years before John F. Kennedy's assassination. These connections would later cause New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison to suspect that Thornley was one of the notorious Oswald doubles and a part of a JFK assassination plot. Initially, Thornley denied these allegations, but later came to believe that he'd been used as an unwitting pawn in the conspiracy.Adam Gorightly is best known for his book on the Manson Family, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos. Adam has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows such as Coast To Coast AM with Ian Punnett and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis. Television appearances include the History Channel's documentary The Manson Murders.
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