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ICING ON THE LAKE Beach reads for snow bunnies-our wildly popular beach reads expand to winter! The author of Maine Squeeze is back with another funny, romantic novel, this time in the snow.
FOAM AT THE MOUTH ABOUT SCIENCE! Have you ever wondered why your breath smells bad or how far you can spit? Have you ever wanted to blow up marshmallows or catapult them across a room? Are you inquisitive enough to pet a worm but too queasy to eat one? You may be surprised what this book will get you to do in the name of science. Each experiment is clearly outlined and explained so that you'll not only know how to do something neat like shoot water without a squirt gun, but you'll know why it happens, too. So clear off your kitchen counter, gather a few sample materials, and get ready to roll up your sleeves, pinch your nose, and plunge into some of the slimiest science experiments around!
It is summer 1999 in Russia, a country on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets. For the West, Russia is a basket case. But for Igor Komarov, onetime army sergeant who has risen to leadership of the right-wing UPF party, the chaos is made to order. As he waits in the wings for the presidential election of January 2000, his striking voice rings out over the airwaves offering the roiling masses hope at last-not only for law, order, and prosperity, but for restoring the lost greatness of their land. Who is this man with the golden tongue who is so quickly becoming the promise of a Russia reborn? A document stolen from party headquarters and smuggled to Washington and London sends nightmare chills through those who remember the past, for this Black Manifesto is pure Mein Kampf in a country with frightening parallels to the Germany of the Weimar Republic. Officially the West can do nothing, but in secret a group of elder statesmen sends the only person who can expose the truth about Komarov into the heart of the inferno. Jason Monk, ex-CIA and "the best damn agent-runner we ever had," had sworn he would never return to Moscow, but one name changes his mind. Colonel Anatoli Grishin, the KGB officer who tortured and murdered four of Monk's agents after they had been betrayed by Aldrich Ames, is now Komarov's head of security. Monk has a dual mission: to stop Komarov, whatever it takes, and to prepare the way for an icon worthy of the Russian people. But he has a personal mission as well: to settle the final score with Grishin.To do this he must stay alive-and the forces allied against him are ruthless, the time frighteningly short....
This book offers an overview of iconographic methods and their application to archaeological analysis. It offers a truly interdisciplinary approach that draws equally from art history and anthropology. Vernon James Knight, Jr begins with an historiographical overview, addressing the methodologies and theories that underpin both archaeology and art history. He then demonstrates how iconographic methods can be integrated with the scientific methods that are at the core of much archaeological inquiry. Focusing on artifacts from the pre-Columbian civilizations of North and Meso-American sites, Knight shows how the use of iconographic analysis yields new insights into these objects and civilizations.
This two-volume encyclopedia of "iconic" examples of American architecture, part of the Greenwood Icons series, discusses 24 of the most memorable structures such as Alcatraz Prison, the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument. Langmead (architecture and design, U. of South Australia) explains the historical significance of each icon by exploring the reasons why it was built and how it became an icon. He provides an architect's view of the unique features of each structure and even provides details on the costs and challenges of construction. He provides plenty of illustrations and photographs of these icons-the images of the Golden Gate Bridge while under construction are particularly striking-and he includes a glossary that makes this reference equally accessible to architectural students and general readers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Intended as a reference for students in high school and up, this two-volume set considers 24 important inventions and their inventors over the past 600 years. Each chapter reviews the background of an inventor (or group of inventors) and describes the origin and early development of the invention, introductory marketing, and subsequent activities of the inventors. The inventors' competitors are also profiled, and the sometimes controversial routes that the inventors took to their most famous creations are detailed. Volume I begins with the printing press, the steam engine, and food preservation, and concludes with electric power and vaccination. Volume II begins with Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and the radio, and ends with satellite communications, Bill Gates, and the Internet. B&w historical and contemporary photos are included. Klooster is a retired attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. The series introduces a new reference format and approach to popular culture, focusing on icons that embody a group of values, elicit strong reactions, reflect the essence of a time and place, and link different traditions and periods. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide: ICTS Exam Review for the Illinois Certification Testingby Icts Exam Secrets Test Prep Staff
If you want to ace the ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), without spending weeks or even months of long nights on boring, tedious study, then ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets is the resource you need. Our comprehensive ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets study guide was developed and compiled by educational testing experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to do well on the exam. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses of the ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), which you can take advantage of to earn an exam score higher than you thought possible, and start on the education career of your dreams. ICTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets covers: Mathematics: Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, Geometry, Functions and their Graphs, Probability and Statistics, Analytical Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Computer Science, Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling, Standard Units of Measurement, Visual Displays of Quantitative Information Reading Comprehension: Figurative Language and other Literary Elements, Literary Forms and Genres, Interpreting Texts in Historical and Cultural Contexts, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature Language Arts: Principles of Language Development, History and Development of the English Language, History and Development of American English, Elements of Grammar, Elements of Semantics, Elements of Rhetoric and much more. . .
The Icy Hand Volume 2 :The Second Adventure Instanley Buggle's Saga Even more wicked and weird than the first!Stanley is looking forward to a relaxing winter. After all,nothing could have been weirder than the werewolf curse and plotting pirates he had to face the summer before! Orat least that's what Stanley thinks; but he has a lot to learn about Cramdon Rock, especially after accidentally bringing some dead pirates back to life--ones that make the previous pirates he faced look like cuddly puppy dogs and ones that are trudging across the arctic determined to find a magical medallion in Stanley's house. The only person who can save him is his dead great-uncle Bartholomew, which is a little tricky considering he's...well, dead. Oh, and did we mention headless? With the help of a talking stuffed fish and a new friend named Daisy, Stanley sets out to find his great-uncle's head, stop the pirates, and win over some new readers in this second funny and spooky installment of a thrilling new series.
from the back cover ... Icy is an orphan who is raised by her grandparents. Life becomes even more difficult for Icy when violent tics and uncontrollable cursing begin-symptoms brought on by a troubling affliction that goes undiagnosed until her adulthood, Icy's adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness, and its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what's troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it's like to be an outcast in this tightly knit community. Narrated by a now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl's painful and poignant journey to womanhood-and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way.
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel-a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You Anywhere Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects-or wants-to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere. In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her-and share the truth about his other victims. Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it-even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside. An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.
"Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I'm in the middle of doing something?" "You don't have to yell at me! Everything has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!" Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century. I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today's constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won't take "no" for an answer.
From New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison comes the sizzling tale of two friends and the provocative bet that forever changes their lives. Now, with their futures up in the air, who will play one vengeful game too many? And who will wish she wasn't left standing?I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Why won't she let him go? Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. Now with a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it's past time to make some tough decisions. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
I'd Rather Be Writing: A Guide to Finding More Time, Getting Organized, Completing More Projects and Having Funby Marcia Golub
A published novelist and editor offers advice and cheery companionship through the processes associated with professional writing: finding time, dealing with insurmountable obstacles, getting organized, and completing projects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
This bundle gives you three books for the price of two and includes: I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms. Best-selling authors Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile tackle the tough issues of modern-day parenthood and marriage with a frank, yet encouraging tone. Interviewing hundreds of mothers (and fathers too), they extend a loving hand in the middle of the madness and help readers see their marriages and families in new lights.
Twenty-five-year-old Brenda Carver is a writer and a welfare mother of four. Rosa Rivera is an aspiring actress who will let nothing get in the way of her career. Sharif Goldsby is a political activist determined to change the world -- starting with Harlem. . .
Ida Early is as tall as the tales she tells, a gangly scarecrow who comes to the rural Georgia home of widower Mr. Sutton during the Depression years. Her offer to help out for a spell delights the four Sutton children and their father ... and life becomes a three-ring circus for the kids.
The Idaho Adventure is a multi-media textbook program for 4th grade Idaho studies. The program is based on Idaho's Content Standards for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.
Two battalions of brave cavalry troops escort the new governor of Idaho Territory, Toby Holt, across nearly impassable mountains, as a desperate United States government seeks to bring law and order to this untamed territory. Criminals have already staked their claims in the saloons and bordellos of Boise. Marauding Indian bands are spreading murder and mayhem among terror-stricken settlers. To Toby Holt, son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt, and his friend Rob Martin falls the penilous task of turning a wilderness into a homeland for the generations to come. But shadowy figures in the past plot at deadly revenge for Toby and his beautiful wife Clarissa.
There is perhaps no leadership challenge more daunting than managing creativity-and more urgent than delivering breakthrough innovation. How do you harness some of the most passionate, intelligent people in your organization without stifling them? How do you simultaneously unleash their energy and channel it into something tangible? Lina Echeverria offers seven proven principles through which new ideas come to fruition, from unleashing passion and drive, and embracing productive conflict, to emphasizing excellence and structure while living values that liberate creativity. As team catalyst, the leader delivers results while nurturing intuition and growing talent. These principles apply well beyond traditional creative domains, propelling innovation across entire organizations. Drawing on the author's considerable experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge teams at Corning Inc., "Idea Agent" shows readers how to juxtapose creative freedom with management rigor and lead dedicated professionals as they generate and execute one great innovation after another.
This revised edition of a classic text provides a concise case for the role of the Christian college and its distinctive mission and contribution. Holmes has extensively revised several chapters and included two new chapters: "Liberal Arts as Career Preparation" and "The Marks of an Educated Person.
Is there a justification for European integration? The Idea of a European Superstate examines this--the most basic--question raised by the European Union. In doing so, Glyn Morgan assesses the arguments put forward by eurosceptics and their critics. In a challenge to both sides of the debate, Morgan argues in support of a European superstate. Unless Europe forms a unitary sovereign state, Europe will remain, so he maintains, weak and dependent for its security on the United States. The Idea of a European Superstate reshapes the debate on European political integration. It throws down a gauntlet to eurosceptics and euro-enthusiasts alike. While employing the arguments of contemporary political philosophy and international relations, this book is written in an accessible fashion that anyone interested in European integration can understand.
As the countries of East-Central Europe struggle to create liberal democracy and the United States and other Western nations attempt to rediscover their own tarnished civil institutions, Adam Seligman identifies the neglect of the idea of "civil society" as a central concern common to both cultures today. Two centuries after its origins in the Enlightenment, the idea of civil society is being revived to provide an answer to the question of how individuals can pursue their own interests while preserving the greater good of society and, similarly, how society can advance the interests of the individuals who comprise it. However, as Seligman shows, the erosion of the very moral beliefs and philosophical assumptions upon which the idea of civil society was founded makes its revival much more difficult than is generally recognized.
From Nazism to the sixties counterculture, from Britain's Fabian Socialists to America's multiculturalists, from Dracula and Freud to Robert Bly and Madonna, historian Arthur Herman examines the idea of decline in Western history and explains how the conviction of civilization's inevitable end has become a fixed part of the modern Western imagination. In a series of masterful biographical sketches, Herman examines the ideas of those who came to reject civilization as a doomed enterprise, including Arthur de Gobineau, the aristocratic founder of modern race theory; Friedrich Nietzsche, whose vitalist philosophy of irrationalism inclined a generation toward fascism and Nazism; and W.E.B. Du Bois, whose hostile view of the West would profoundly influence African-American thinking and multiculturalism. Ultimately, Herman shows how two of the most important issues facing contemporary America - race and the fate of the environment - have. been shaped and distorted by the assumptions of cultural pessimism. From the Aryan Nation and Afrocentrism to the Unabomber, the myth of Western decline continues to exercise a pervasive influence. In many ways, Herman suggests, today's culture wars are ultimately a struggle between those who still recognize the importance of civilized and humanist values and those who do not.
During the tumultuous closing decades of the nineteenth century, as the prospect of democracy loomed and as intensified global economic and strategic competition reshaped the political imagination, British thinkers grappled with the question of how best to organize the empire. Many found an answer to the anxieties of the age in the idea of Greater Britain, a union of the United Kingdom and its settler colonies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and southern Africa. In The Idea of Greater Britain, Duncan Bell analyzes this fertile yet neglected debate, examining how a wide range of thinkers conceived of this vast "Anglo-Saxon" political community. Their proposals ranged from the fantastically ambitious--creating a globe-spanning nation-state--to the practical and mundane--reinforcing existing ties between the colonies and Britain. But all of these ideas were motivated by the disquiet generated by democracy, by challenges to British global supremacy, and by new possibilities for global cooperation and communication that anticipated today's globalization debates. Exploring attitudes toward the state, race, space, nationality, and empire, as well as highlighting the vital theoretical functions played by visions of Greece, Rome, and the United States, Bell illuminates important aspects of late-Victorian political thought and intellectual life.
The key book on India in the post nuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author. Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities.
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