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The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drive trains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultra capacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today's computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.
Over a mere three decades, the video game has become the entertainment medium of choice for millions of people, who now spend more time in the interactive virtual world of games than they do in watching movies or even television. The release of new games or game-playing equipment, such as the PlayStation 2, generates great excitement and even buying frenzies. Yet, until now, this giant on the popular culture landscape has received little in-depth study or analysis. In this book, Mark J. P. Wolf and four other scholars conduct the first thorough investigation of the video game as an artistic medium. The book begins with an attempt to define what is meant by the term ""video game"" and the variety of modes of production within the medium. It moves on to a brief history of the video game, then applies the tools of film studies to look at the medium in terms of the formal aspects of space, time, narrative, and genre. The book also considers the video game as a cultural entity, object of museum curation, and repository of psychological archetypes. It closes with a list of video game research resources for further study.
Prolific screenwriter and genre novelist Richard Matheson has long maintained an interest in all matters relating to parapsychology, telepathy, ESP and other paranormal activity. His brief and elegantly printed new volume amounts to a lightly fictionalized history as well as quick, evocative episodes of paranormal activity from Greek antiquity all the way through renowned American psychic Edgar Cayce. Most of the episodes in this book depict the famous seers, mediums and performers of the nineteenth-century, whose feats Matheson clearly admires. Margaret and Kate Fox, aged ten and seven, in 1848 convinced their parents and many other Americans that they were in touch with ghosts in a haunted house. (Matheson notes that the adult Margaret recanted, explaining how she herself produced the ghosts' mysterious rapping noises: he believes the recantation fake, arranged by the sisters' enemies.) Civil War-era medium Nettie Colburn instructed President Lincoln to visit his troops; Matheson thinks she channeled the deceased statesman Daniel Webster. New England mediums "Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Piper" underwent elaborate tests in an effort to prove that their psychic connections were in fact genuine; William James, for one, was impressed. Harry Houdini used his great stage-magic to unmask a bevy of psychic frauds; Matheson describes some, then discusses what he believes are genuine paranormal experiences that are linked to Houdini. Matheson's afterword repeats his confident claims that the powers he describes are very real and he pleads for a serious study of them. Fans of parapsychology or of Matheson's other works should enjoy this lively exploration of great topics that inform the genre and have become legendary.
in the heart of Herzegovina, in the former Yugoslavia, the Croatian village of Medjugorje nestles between two hills. The people, all hard-working country folk making their living from the soil, barely managed to survive by growing tobacco and grapes. Until recently they lived in a state of political repression under the eagle eye of the omnipresent Communist militia. On June 24, 1981, the Feast of St. John the Precursor, the village was thrown into turmoil by an extraordinary happening. Six youngsters,ranging in age from ten to 17, were walking along when they saw, upon a hill before them, a shining silhouette of a lady holding a baby in her arms. The next day the children again saw the Lady who identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary. She told the children that she had come to tell the world that God exists. Every day the Gospa (the Croatian word for Our Lady) reappeared, giving the six visionaries "messages" for themselves, for the parish, and for the world: messages of peace and the need for conversion and love. From 1981 to the present, the Blessed Virgin Mary continues appearing to several of these visionaries on a daily basis. More than 20 million pilgrims have gone to Medjugorje to pray and experience conversion. Through 89 short narratives, the author, a French nun, who lives in Medjugorje, relates stories of the villagers, visionaries and pilgrims. The book contains the text of many of the messages the Blessed Virgin Mary has given to the world through the visionaries.
On June 24, 1981, a supernatural event took place that would change the world forever. At around 6pm in the evening in a small village in Bosnia & Herzegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to six young children. The children were astonished to see a young, indescribably beautiful woman with a long grey dress and a white veil, holding an infant in her arms. She motioned for them to come closer but they were too afraid. Our Lady returned the next day at about the same time. There was a flash of light, and the children looked up to see the same young woman. She was smiling and joyful and her beauty was again indescribable. With her hands she gestured to the children to come closer. As they approached they fell to their knees, and Our Lady said, "Dear children, be not afraid; I am the Queen of Peace." And so began the apparitions in Medjugorje. For over 31 years Our Lady has appeared every day in Medjugorje. These years she is spending with us are a time of grace granted by God. In her own words she tells us, "I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God." Since the apparitions began in 1981, over forty million people of all faiths, from all over the world, have visited Medjugorje and have left spiritually strengthened and renewed. Countless unbelievers and physically or mentally afflicted have been converted and healed. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to investigate with an open mind and heart the events which are occurring in Medjugorje.
Mike Steele finds himself involved in an international crisis due to his involvement with the Captain of HMS Medusa, an obsolete frigate dispatched under secret orders to be a sitting target in a Mediterranean port.
A plague that threatens to eradicate millions... A ruthless cabal on a quest for domination... <P><P>Mysterious undersea events lead Kurt Austin and the NUMA team to discover a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a world-wide pandemic.
Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene capable of creating psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. But the lives are these four special teens are in extreme danger because, since their existence was uncovered, there are some people who will stop at nothing to see them destroyed...Fast-paced, thrilling and full of action, this ebook collection includes The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted, Double-cross and Hit Squad.
Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. But Fox died and the babies were hidden away for years. Now the children are teenagers - and unaware that their psychic powers are about to kick in.Cocky, charismatic Nico thinks his emerging telekinetic abilities will bring him money, power and the girl of his dreams. He's about to find out just how wrong he is...
In a harsh and hostile land ravaged by violence, Mercer races to find the only thing that will save his kidnapped friend. But the location of this ancient treasure is elusive.
Medusa is the ultimate mean girl in this series that blends modern drama with ancient myths.Well researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues, like friendships and relationships, from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective.In Medusa the Mean, Medusa is sick and tired of being the only mortal at Mount Olympus Academy. Not only is she surrounded by beautiful, powerful, immortal classmates, but she also has snakes for hair and a reputation for being mean. Immortality, she thinks, will solve everything. So when she finds out about a necklace that promises just that, she's sure it will help her get the two things she covets most: to be as popular as the four Goddess Girls and to have her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. But when the necklace brings about popularity in the totally wrong way, things go from bad to worse. Can Medusa overcome her "meanie" status and prove that there's more to her that meets the eye?
Medusa discovers that having the golden "King Midas" touch has its ups and downs in the sixteenth Goddess Girls adventure.When Medusa suddenly becomes able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it's not just objects that become golden--it's also food, and, even people! Her new ability turns out to be more dangerous than delightful, but can she do anything to reverse it?
At 10,000 feet, Captain Scott Mckay gets the nerve-shattering news aboard his Boeing 727 that it is a ticking time bomb-and not just any bomb. It's the Medusa Project, a thermonuclear monster that could wipe out every computer chip on the continent, obliterating any and all traces of modern technology. Now Scott is Flying blind, with nowhere to land and nothing to rely on but his own instincts. And one wrong move could ignite a worldwide apocalypse by unleashing Medusas Child.
Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is growing up on Catahoula Bayou and living by his wits. His father is an alligator hunter, still unable to cope with the death of his wife eight years earlier. He finds comfort in bottles of hooch and with companionable women and disappears for days at a time. School, for Meely, is a long, dusty walk away in a place where truancy isn't a top priority. "Up at Catahoula School, we've got all the grades. I'm in ninth when I'm in anything," says Meely. But the law has it out for Meely's dad; and Junior Guidry, nephew of a rogue cop and a bully himself, considers badgering Meely his favorite sport. When the LaBauves find themselves in the law's sights, it takes baseball bats, fire ants, flying alligators, an unidentified body, and a lot of fast thinking to set things right. Not since Huck Finn rafted down the Mississippi has there been a coming-of-age story like this, told in such an utterly authentic, unlettered American voice. From a charming encounter with first love in the Canciennes' corn patch to an adventurous paddle through wild and timeless places little explored, Ken Wells has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book--rich, poignant, and often hilarious.
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of meerkats.
This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A biography of Benjamin Franklin highlighting his inventions, his newspaper and almanac, his work on the Declaration of Independence, and his diplomatic trips to England and France on behalf of the colonies.
An easy-to-read biography of the sailor who never fully recognized the importance of his discovery which changed history.
This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary hero. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Meet and be inspired by a musical genius, as Johann Sebastian Bach tells his own incredible story in this fascinating eStory from The Amazing People Club®. Born into a musical family, he was taught by his father and his uncle using a huge variety of instruments. Johann became a brilliant multi-instrumentalist and a highly respected organist and teacher of music. Though his compositions were not given the respect they were due in his lifetime, Bach's work was an enormous inspiration for the great composers who followed him. Beethoven described Johann Sebastian Bach as 'the original father of harmony'. Follow Bach's incredible life journey and learn how he came to change the face of music forever. Johann Sebastian Bach's story comes to life through BioViews® which are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. These inspirational stories from The Amazing People Club® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
Meet, and be inspired by, Jonas Salk; the man who developed the polio vaccine, as he tells his own incredible story. From his humble beginnings as the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York City, Jonas became the first member of his family to go to college. He quickly became fascinated by medical science, and his work on the influenza virus was a great success, preventing further epidemics like those that killed so many people in the wake of the First World War. This research helped Salk in the years of painstaking human trials he conducted, trying to develop a vaccine for the polio virus. Polio epidemics had caused misery and anxiety for parents of children in 1950s America. Not only was Salk's work a success; he also refused to profit from his vaccine by patenting it.Jonas Salk's story comes to life through BioViews® which are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. These inspirational stories from The Amazing People Club® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
A biography of the multifaceted African American woman Maya Angelou, tracing her life from her childhood in the segregated South to her prominence as a well-known writer.
A sweet and frothy ode to summer romance on the beach and on the boardwalk, as only hip and hilarious POOL BOYS author Erin Haft could write it! Growing up in the resort town of Seashell Point, Jade, Megan, and Miles are best friends, and spend their summers working at the Clam Shack, making fun of the snooty summer people, and chilling on the boardwalk. But this summer, everything's different. Not only does Jade have her house to herself -- can you say parties? - but there's that tiny little issue of Megan's giant crush on Miles. Then there's the mysterious new girl who catches Miles's eye, and the threat that their beloved boardwalk will be torn down. This is one summer the friends will NEVER forget!
Victoria Fontaine's mischievous nature and brilliant, biting wit have scandalized the ton . . . and earned her the nickname "Vixen." But her reputation pales before the infamous Lord Althorpe's, known as "Lord Sin." The years Sinclair Grafton spent on the Continent have done nothing to quell the rumors about his past. And when the stunning Vixen and the handsome rogue find themselves momentarily alone at an elegant gala, their passion gets the best of them. Caught by Victoria's father in a shockingly sensual kiss, Sin and Vixen have no recourse except a wedding. At first the very liberal lady relishes the thought of an unfettered marriage to an indifferent, unrepentant scoundrel. But she suspects there is more to this enigmatic, remarkable man, that his rakish persona is merely a pose. And after one unforgettable night of ecstasy, Lady Vixen is determined to unmask the true Sin . . . to satisfy a passionate heart that craves far more than freedom.
A sweet and satisfying novel of how delicious it is to discover your dreams Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is a filing so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster. Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert!
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