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A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school!The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered.Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago.While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun.Again.
In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.
On their first day in Paris, Maya and her little brother, James, find themselves caught up in some very old magic. Houses with bronze salamanders for door handles, statues that look too much like Maya's own worried face, a man wearing sunglasses to hide his radiant purple eyes . . . nothing is what it seems. And what does all that magic want from Maya? With the help of a friendly boy named Valko, Maya discovers surprises hidden in her family tree-grandmothers who walked in magic, a cousin so unremarkable she's actually hard to see, and a terrible family habit of betraying one's brother. And now the shimmering glass Cabinet of Earths, at the heart of all these secrets, has chosen Maya to be its new Keeper. As she untangles the ties between the Salamander House, the purple-eyed man, and the Cabinet of Earths, Maya realizes that her own brother may be in terrible danger. To save him, Maya must take on the magical underworld of Paris . . . before it is too late.
In this book of amazing oddities, Jan Bondeson explores unexpected, gruesome, and bizarre aspects of the history of medicine. He regales us with stories of spontaneous human combustion; vicious tribes of tailed men; the Two-Headed Boy of Bengal; Mary Toft, who allegedly gave birth to seventeen rabbits; and Julia Pastrana, exhibited around the world as the Ape Woman. Bondeson combines an historian's skill in showing us our timeless fascination with the grotesque with a physician's diagnostic abilities, as he examines the evidence and provides likely explanations for these peculiar events. "Fascinating. . . . Well-researched and extensively illustrated with items from [Bondeson's] personal collection, it covers a wide range of medical monstrosities, and there is something for everyone. " â " The Lancet "Entertaining in the simultaneously creepy and amusing way of a carnival sideshow. . . . Bondeson is quick to acknowledge absurdity, and his wry humor, along with his strong personal judgments, spice up the book. " â " Publishers Weekly "Bondeson . . . regards his exhibits with a careful scientist's eye, discovering misinterpreted evidence, tragic genetic mutations, and, occasionally, outright fraud. " â " Library Journal
A textbook for advanced woodworking students and also for anyone interested in the fundamentals of materials, tools, machines, and processes used in the building of cabinets and interiors, the production of furniture, and the other work of the finish carpenter, cabinetmaker, and millwright. The book can be used effectively in the upper levels of the senior high school, in vocational and technical schools, and in colleges.
From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC's Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO's Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging with a wide variety of shows, including The League, Dexter, and Nip/Tuck, among many others, Amanda D. Lotz identifies the gradual incorporation of second-wave feminism into prevailing gender norms as the catalyst for the contested masculinities on display in contemporary cable dramas. Examining the emergence of "male-centered serials" such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons of Anarchy and the challenges these characters face in negotiating modern masculinities, Lotz analyzes how these shows combine feminist approaches to fatherhood and marriage with more traditional constructions of masculine identity that emphasize men's role as providers. She explores the dynamics of close male friendships both in groups, as in Entourage and Men of a Certain Age, wherein characters test the boundaries between the homosocial and homosexual in their relationships with each other, and in the dyadic intimacy depicted in Boston Legal and Scrubs. Cable Guys provides a much needed look into the under-considered subject of how constructions of masculinity continue to evolve on television.
Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has been significantly updated with new material and brand new imagery throughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focus on the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased, and this development is recognised with two new chapters, covering bridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such as pedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring.This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both design and construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual design phase where the main features of the bridge will be determined. Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematical expressions, the different structural forms are quantified and preliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a first estimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to give in an initial input for mathematical computer models used in the detailed design phase.Key features:Describes evolution and trends within the design and construction of cable supported bridgesDescribes the response of structures to dynamic actions that have attracted growing attention in recent yearsHighlights features of the different structural components and their interaction in the entire structural systemPresents simple mathematical expressions to give a first estimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used in an initial computer inputThis comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of cable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and tested resource for academics and engineers.
A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train leads to an old clown and a search.
Katy is a little red caboose at the end of a very long train. She is afraid of high mountains and dark tunnels. She wishes she were not a caboose, until she meets someone who can never move and travel. Written as a rhyming poem.
Cabot Wright Begins, first published in 1964, may be one of the most neglected masterpieces in post-World War II American literature. Cabot Wright is a handsome, Yale-educated stockbroker and scion of a good family. He also happens to be the convicted rapist of nearly three hundred women. Bernie Gladhart is a naive used-car salesman from Chicago, who--spurred on by his ambitious wife--decides to travel to Brooklyn and write the Great American Novel about the recently paroled Cabot Wright. As Bernie tries to track down Wright in Brooklyn, he encounters a series of bizarre and Dickensian characters and sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events. In this merciless and outrageous satire of American culture, cult writer James Purdy is unsparing and prophetic in his portrayal of television, publishing, Wall Street, race, urban poverty, sex, and the false values of American culture in a work compared to Candide by Susan Sontag. Considered too scabrous for the stifling culture mores of the early 1960s, Purdy's comic fiction evokes "an American psychic landscape of deluded innocence, sexual obsession, violence and isolation" (New York Times).
Located on the edge of one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, the Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park is comprised of several seashore habitats found in Southern California. All are within easy walking distance of each other near the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles. They include a windswept beach and a protected harbor beach separated by one of the largest breakwaters in the world, as well as tide pools, a fishing pier, a man-made mudflat, and coastal cliffs that provide living spaces for coastal marine organisms. The combination of natural and man-made habitats here bordering the San Pedro neighborhood of the huge metropolis of Los Angeles makes this an unusual environment, representative of an urban ocean.
Book 4 of "Unmistakably Cooper Ellis". Cooper tries to find comfort with her friends but still wonders whether her break-up was right. Then, when a photo shoot turns risky, she has another difficult test of her faith.
A gentle introduction to Early Years and Child Care with this CACHE textbook carefully written for Level 1. Written by authors who have achieved considerable success in guiding students through Level 1 qualifications, this easy-to-read book includes simple language, colourful pages and lots of photographs. It carefully covers all of the content you need in order to finish the course and will help you through your assessment. Published in partnership with CACHE, this is the ideal textbook for you if you are taking the award, certificate or diploma in CACHE Level 1 Caring for Children. - The words, layout and pictures have been specially chosen to make this book easy to read. - The authors have a lot of experience of working with level 1 students and know how to get ideas across to them. - You can be sure that all content is covered in full because this textbook is published in partnership with CACHE. -
Help your students master the knowledge and skills they need for the new CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator)Written by experts Carolyn Meggitt and Tina Bruce, this is the only resource for the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (EYE) endorsed by CACHE. The approachable writing style makes learning key concepts both easy and enjoyable for all learners, and all aspects of the qualification are covered and linked to specific learning outcomes. This book will support your students through their assessment and the start of their careers.- Communicates all the requirements of the new qualification fully with clearly stated learningoutcomes and key terms- Shows how concepts are applied in real settings with numerous case studies- 'In Practice' boxes give students the opportunity to check and reflect on their understanding- Includes activity boxes linked to assessment criteria to prepare learners for examinationsand assessment
Learn how to combine outstanding care and successful business management with the only book that supports CACHE's new Childminding qualification Packed with examples, photos and practical advice, this book addresses the unique challenges faced by childminders. Written by an expert and endorsed by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare is the only title that covers all learning outcomes for the new CACHE Childminding qualification. In-depth information on how to set up your own business and what to expect from Ofsted inspections will help you to make the right choices and reap the rewards. It is the perfect resource for new childminders and an invaluable source of up-to-date information on legislation for experienced carers. - The only book to support CACHE's Childminding qualification. - Helps you to understand every aspect of the qualification fully and clearly through detailed real-world examples. - Delivers practical advice to guide you through setting up and running a professional childminding business. - Ensures you can be confident in meeting the statutory childcare requirements by linking concepts to the latest EYFS standards.
Eric and Chris are avid geocachers who stumble into a very strange search for a series of geocaches. At first they are merely curious, but as the stakes rise and the challenges become more trying, the boys get truly hooked. Convinced they are indeed on the trail of treasure, they become consumed with the search, and though their quest tests their strength, intelligence, courage and even their friendship, they don't give up.
Written for beginners to Cacti, this book contains step-by-step instructions and hands-on tutorials for network operators to learn how to implement and use the core Cacti functions. The book is designed in such a way that you can explore it chapter-by-chapter or skip any chapter without missing a beat.If you are a network operator and want to use Cacti for implementing performance measurement for trending, troubleshooting, and reporting purposes, then this book is for you. You only need to know the basics of network management and SNMP.
The big man wore no gun. He stood in the dust of Swayback's main street, full of wild anger. And as Dave Larkin watched from his hotel window, he saw it all happen: the boy playing in the street, the big man picking up a stone, the man at the saloon door moving for his gun. Suddenly a child was dead, and Larkin was about to become the law in a town on its knees. Larkin traveled a thousand miles to return to Swayback and a woman who hadn't waited for him. And he would have ridden out that same night if he hadn't seen the killing and the way saloon owner Nick Diamond laughed it off. Now Larkin can't go anywhere. Not before he takes on Diamond's gang of thieves and killers with a blazing six-gun and his fists. Not before he lives or dies in the place he'd once called home.
The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents--among others--thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail--and one delicious-looking cactus--test the limits of love and sanity.
Daredevil DEA agent Jack Walker cruised down Hollywood Boulevard into the best unscheduled party of his career: a car-jacking featuring a .38 semiautomatic and his own movieland heroics. In any other city, the pretty woman he saved would be a star. Here she was Charlotte Rae, a former B-movie bombshell waving a lottery ticket straight from hell - a chance to get inside her husband's drug-smuggling empire. Charlotte Rae and Buddy Wingate were one of California's self-made platinum couples: the high-rolling discount furniture king and his bottle-blond trophy. It was Jack's job to penetrate Buddy's drug operation - and his marriage - and suddenly Jack's doing a better job than he ever dreamed.
In 1999 Phoenix, it's the sweet season. Christmas and the new millennium are only weeks away. But history professor David Mapstone, just hired by the Sheriff's Office, still finds trouble, chasing a robber into an abandoned warehouse and discovering a gruesome crime that is six decades old. Mapstone begins an investiga-tion into a Depression-era kidnapping that transfixed Arizona and the nation: the disappearance of a cattle baron's grandsons, their bodies never found. And although the kidnapper was caught and executed, Mapstone uncovers evidence that justice was far from done. But this is no history lesson. The cattle baron's heirs now run a Fortune 500 company and wield far more clout than a former-professor-turned-deputy. Then one of the heirs turns up dead....
CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovationby Warren Berger
An illuminating journey through today's fascinating world of design. What can we learn from the ways great designers think-and how can it improve our lives? In CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People Warren Berger, in collaboration with celebrated designer Bruce Mau, revolutionizes our understanding of design and unlocks the secrets of the trade. Looking to the creative problem-solving work of design professionals, Berger reveals that design is a mindset, a way of looking at the world with an eye toward improving it. The practice of design-thinking opens readers to their innate capacity for reimagining the world around them. .
Basado en los temas principales que se encuentran en la página de Facebook más activa en la historia, CADA DÍA CON JESÚS es un devocionario interactivo de 365 días que va más allá incluso de la página de fans para crear una experiencia más profunda y un movimiento cultural que celebra su rescate en Cristo. CADA DÍA CON JESÚS es un devocionario que además le desafía a responder a cada una de las reflexiones diarias usando una variedad de recursos de los medios sociales. CADA DÍA CON JESÚS es una revolución mundial en el modo de conectarse, compartir y adorar al Padre individualmente y con otros creyentes.
Honored by Library Journal as an "Amazing Poetry Title""Extraordinary how in a single poem from 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Boruch slides 1800s London barber-surgeons and the dissection of murderers only (condemned to hell anyway) to the observation, 'Future or past, it's all we ever think about.' The first part of this sharp, surprising book captures our inescapable but slippery physicality in the world, the second the breakdown of the cadaver of a 99-year-old woman-told from her perspective, rather jauntily."-Library Journal"Boruch displays a quietly gymnastic intellect in the examinations of art, the body, and the human condition."-American Poets"Marianne Boruch's work has the wonderful, commanding power of true attention: she sees and considers with intensity."-The Washington Post"Some books begin as a dare to the self," notes poet Marianne Boruch. Inspired by life-study drawing classes and direct work in a cadaver lab, Boruch's latest book looks at what the body holds, and examines living through bodies deceased.Marianne Boruch is the author of seven collections of poetry including The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press), two volumes of essays, and a memoir. In 2013 she won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana.