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It's tough being a teenage Slayer. On the verge of failing her junior year -- thanks to annoying Principal Snyder, who seems to be acting even stranger than usual lately -- Buffy agrees to meet with a tutor. Not helping her studies is the fact that lately she's been exhausted, waking up each morning feeling more tired than she did the night before. To make matters even worse, she's tasked with investigating the disappearance of a child. . . a little girl who happens to have gone missing mere hours before a child vampire surfaced in Sunnydale, accompanied by a wheelchair-bound male who fits Spike's description perfectly. Fighting off exhaustion and uneasy at the prospect of staking a child vamp, Buffy learns that Principal Snyder is the target of a sleep-deprivation spell that has taken over Sunnydale. Putting aside her fear that her tutor is out to get her, and hoping that the sleeping spell is affecting both humans and demons, Buffy investigates Snyder's odd behavior. She follows him to his childhood home to discover that he has arranged to have his abusive mother banished to the demon dimension. Meanwhile, Drusilla, who has been playing mother figure to the child vampire, is learning how difficult it is to be a parent. As sleep takes hold of the citizens of Sunnydale, Buffy begins to realize that unless she breaks the spell soon, the nightmare is just beginning.
A boy, a bug and a bear work together to make their kite fly.
The bear uses a large brush. the boy uses a smaller brush, and the bug uses a tiny brush. But they all paint a picture.
In 1984, at the dawn of the PC era, tester Roberta Walton stumbles across a bug. She and the coder believe it's an ordinary bug, but no matter how hard they try, they can't find its cause.
In 1934 Saratoga, New York, just as fifteen-year-old Jack Walsh finally realizes his dream of becoming a jockey, complications arise in the form of a female bookie, an unexpected visit from his father, and a man who wants him to "fix" a race.
This adorable compilation includes four complete stories from the best-selling Max Lucado's Hermie & FriendsTM brand. A $60 value now available in a new size that's perfect for storytime. Hermie: A Common Caterpillar -- It's about being special. Flo, the Lyin' Fly -- It's about telling the truth. Webster, the Scaredy Spider -- It's about being brave. Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee -- It's about following the rules.
13 science fiction stories picked from the field's inception as a distinct subgenre of American fiction.
"Give a man an exploit and you make him a hacker for a day; teach a man to exploit bugs and you make him a hacker for a lifetime." A Bug Hunter's Diary follows security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular software.
They said there were no monsters. But there are.It is the 23rd Century, mankind has reached out to the stars, populating great swathes of the galaxy in their bid to become the rulers of space. And yet one threat more than any other stands in the way of humanity's manifest destiny: Bugs. Across the cold void of space, alien monsters prey on humanity - infesting generation-ships, destroying colonies, and transforming humans into hosts for their foul spoor. From the insectoid hive-beasts of Klaatu, to the xenomorphic parasites of the outer rim, this book contains the sum total of human knowledge of the myriad forms of alien menace; where to find them... and how to kill them. In this guide you will find details of mankind's greatest champions, the marines of STAR dynamic. With their state-of-the-art technology and advanced combat tactics developed over a century of warfare, the STAR marines battle the alien, wherever it may strike.
Seven-year-old Richard is self-conscious when he receives a pair of purple pants from his aunt and uncle and has to wear them to school, but he is even more worried when his uncle shows up for a visit to his classroom.
Lover and hero Jack Barron, the sold-out media god of the Bug Jack Barron Show, has one last chance to hit it big when he meets Benedict Howards, the power-mad man with the secret to immortality. With over a hundred million viewers, Jack Barron is a media star of the highest celebrity--think Jerry Springer crossed with Ted Koppel--and his call-in talk show is the perfect platform for reform. But every man has his price, and when a cryogenics millionaire makes Jack an offer he can't refuse--immortality--anything can happen. Bug Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad's fourth novel, was first published in 1969, and is commonly acknowledged to be the book that established Spinrad's brilliant style and made his name. Its exploration of the timeless and universally relevant theme of big business corrupting democratic process, stands out now as an unforgettable and bitingly satirical work of imagination that remains as relevant as ever to today's television and media obsessed culture.
With over a hundred million viewers for his TV show, Jack Barron is a media star of highest celebrity-think Jerry Springer crossed with Ted Koppel-and his call-in talk show is the perfect platform for reform. But every man has his price, and when a cryogenics millionaire makes Jack an offer he can't refuse-immortality-anything can happen. First published in 1969, Bug Jack Barron established Spinrad's brilliant style and made his name. Its exploration of big business corrupting the democratic process stands out as an unforgettable and bitingly satirical work that remains relevant to today's television and media obsessed culture.
Take to the stars as silicon chips and chronicle what you meet there. Good science fiction.
All four novels from the Bug Man series now available in one e-book collection. First the Dead Nick tries to find a killer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's attack on New Orleans. But the more he digs the stronger--and deadlier--the resistance becomes. Nick is there to collect bodies, and he's going to do just that--especially when he starts finding bodies that were clearly dead before the hurricane. He understands that all forensic evidence will soon disintegrate in the hot, contaminated water . . . and he knows that's exactly what the killer wants to happen. Less than Dead Nick has finally met his match. When a grave is discovered on property owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election, the FBI immediately becomes involved. The graves then vanish and Nick follows local legend to the bizarre Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains of Northern Virginia, training cadaver dogs. Together they discover that this small town--and the presidential-hopeful--have closets full of skeletons. Ends of the Earth Nick struggles to protect a victim's family from agro-terrorists in North Carolina. After dissecting the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, Nick learns that the South American marijuana is strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia, and Nick begins to suspect his victim wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to cripple US corn and ethanol production. Nick of Time The Bug Man is getting married on Saturday . . . if his fiancée can find him. Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak lives in a world of maggots and blow flies and decomposing bodies. No wonder he's still single. But Nick has finally found a woman as strange as he is--dog trainer Alena Savard, a woman who is odd, reclusive, and can seemingly talk to animals. It was a match made in heaven. Nick and Alena are scheduled to be married on Saturday--but there's one small problem. Nick has disappeared. Caught up in a murder case involving an old friend, Nick finds himself on a manhunt that's drawing him farther and farther from the church where Alena is waiting. But will he make it back in time? Could Nick's single-minded focus cause him to forget his own wedding? Is he really pursuing a killer, or is he running away from something else?
The Bug Man Suspense Bundle is a 3-in-1 set of eBooks from author Tim Downs: First the Dead, Less than Dead, and Ends of the Earth. This series follows Nick Polchak, a quirky forensic entomologist known as "The Bug Man," as he works to uncover murders using his expert knowledge of bugs.In First the Dead Nick tries to find a killer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's attack on New Orleans. But the more he digs the stronger--and deadlier--the resistance becomes. Nick is there to collect bodies, and he's going to do just that--especially when he starts finding bodies that were clearly dead before the hurricane. He understands that all forensic evidence will soon disintegrate in the hot, contaminated water . . . and he knows that's exactly what the killer wants to happen.Nick has finally met his match in Less than Dead. When a grave is discovered on property owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election, the FBI immediately becomes involved. The graves then vanish and Nick follows local legend to the bizarre Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains of Northern Virginia, training cadaver dogs. Together they discover that this small town--and the presidential-hopeful--have closets full of skeletons.As Ends of the Earth unfolds, Nick struggles to protect a victim's family from agro-terrorists in North Carolina. After dissecting the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, Nick learns that the South American marijuana is strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia, and Nick begins to suspect his victim wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to cripple US corn and ethanol production.
WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO?Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization.Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes.Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots.Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: The Pacific Coast The Rocky Mountains The Desert Southwest The Heartland The Lakes and Big Woods of the North The Gulf Coast The Appalachians The Atlantic Coast
A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA.How will you evacuate your family to safety?Do you have a vehicle you can count on?Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do youhave a shelter prepared in advance?What's your plan for reaching the shelter?Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee:VEHICLES Prepping fast-escape vehicles Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails Utilizing bikes, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other human-powered means of escapeSHELTERS Preparing temporary shelters Locating and stocking longterm shelters Using an RV, motorhome, camper trailer or converted utility vehicle Living aboard boats, from motorboats to houseboats to blue-water sailboatsExplaining the advantages and drawbacks of each vehicle and shelter option, this survival handbook zeroes in on the key considerations and essential equipment for planning all your bug-out needs.
In this original story based on Disney's The Lion King, ever-hungry Timon and Pumbaa entice Simba to go on a fun bug hunt. Image Descriptions Added.
For years, high school English teacher Sue Sommer has given her students a photocopied edition of The Bugaboo Review. Filled with fun ways to remember and correct the most common pitfalls in language, the Review is legendary at her school. Because it's so accessible and easy to use, parents have requested copies, and the friends of parents, not to mention past students who have worn out their copies but want to take the Review with them into their academic, professional, and everyday lives. With the help of cartoon characters Bug and Boo, Sommer lays out the rules and troublesome words that ?ummox our word processors and email programs. Colorful examples and artful mnemonics help readers painlessly learn and remember it all -- including the pronunciation of befuddling words. This is ideal for students of all ages -- and also for anyone seeking an A in all their written and oral communications.
The Princess Mix-Up Mystery and Buggy Breakout have eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves cases with her friends in the Clue Crew!
A challenging opportunity for a right-stuff person. Fred Jones is an impoverished writer who goes to America to seek his fortune. He finds instead a bewildering, soulless shopping mall of a world where everything and everyone seems to be for sale. In Las Vegas, Jones meets a serial killer. In New York, he himself i
According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us "you are what you eat," and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body's immune system is in the gut, so pathology and dysfunction in the gut and imbalanced gut flora can cause neuroinflammation and possibly even neurodegenerative disease over time.Featuring contributions from dozens of experts on gut disorders and related physical, mental, and behavioral health, this book will fascinate you as you read about the intriguing world of bad bugs, cytokine storms, and the environment in your belly that influences your brain. From the microscopic world of Clostridium to the complex communities of biofilm, Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior emphasizes one simple fact: The gut is connected to the brain.
"Aspiring entomologists will develop a friendly, appreciative attitude toward the bugs they're most likely to encounter, and Barner's playful use of colors, shapes and words may even convert bug foes."--from Publisher's Weekly
Bugs Bunny has to write a poem for HAPPY TEETH WEEK and he needs some help so he goes and visits the Dentist.
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