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The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book

by Richard Oriolo Jill Sherwin

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW STAR TREK? WELL, FIRE UP THOSE NEURONS, BECAUSE HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT!-- 1 How many tribbles did Spock calculate had bred aboard Deep Space Station K-7?_____________________________-- 2 What type of life-form was the Caretaker?A. Sporocystian B. Solanagen C. Silicon D. Unidentifiable-- 3 In which episode is a deaf mediator the key to ending a war that has persisted for fifteen centuries?______________________________-- 4 Identify each species: A. __________B. __________C. __________-- 5 Match the ship with its appropriate registry number: A. U. S. S. Voyageri. NX-74205B. U. S. S. Defiantii. NX-2000C. U. S. S. Pegasusiii. NCC-74656D. U. S. S. Excelsioriv. NCC-53847-- 6 Name: A. Sulu's daughter _____________B. Troi's older sister _____________C. Kira's father _____________D. Tuvok's wife _____________The answers to those questions and many others are just pages away in THE DEFINITIVE STAR TREK TRIVIA BOOK, the ultimate collection of memory testers, brainteasers, and mind-bending minutiae from thirty-four years of movies and TV series. Nearly three thousand fill-in-the-blanks, multiple-choice questions, and matching questions are organized into themed chapters such as "Galactic History", "About the Crews", "Alien Species", "Star Trek Science", and "Command Questions". This jam-packed, fun-filled illustrated trivia book is just what devoted Star Trek fans have always wanted: the means to test themselves and one another on one of the richest and most complex fictional universes ever created. -- See reverse side for the answers!

The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, Volume II

by Jill Sherwin

By popular demand...a second book of Star Trek® trivia questions from the greatest science fiction phenomenon of all time! The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, Volume II contains more than two thousand new questions, quizzes, and brainteasers on topics ranging from "Personnel" to "Strategies and Tactics" to Star Trek Romances," Test yourself and your friends -- Who among you is the ultimate Star Trek expert? 1) Which episode begins with a giant hand grabbing the U.S.S. Enterprise? 2) What was Q's gift to Data in "Deja Q"? 3) Where did Benjamin Siska first meet Dax? a) Starfleet Academy b) Utopia Planitia c) Pelios Station d) U.S.S. Livingston 4) What do the following officers have in common? 5) The Klingon who steers the mythological Barge of the Dead is named 6) Match each shuttlecraft to its "parent" ship: A. Chaffee B. Cochrane C. Columbus D. Copernicus E. Curie i. U.S.S. Enterprise ii. U.S.S. Enterprise-A iii. U.S.S. Enterprise-D iv. U.S.S. Defiant v. U.S.S. Voyager

Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

by Jeffrey T. Richelson

Defusing Armageddon provides a behind-the-scenes look at NEST's personnel, operations, and detection and disablement equipment & attempts at nuclear extortion, lost and stolen nuclear material and al Qaeda's quest for nuclear weapons.

Defusing Democracy

by Delia M. Boylan

Many of today's new democracies are constrained by institutional forms designed by previous authoritarian rulers. In this timely and provocative study, Delia M. Boylan traces the emergence of these vestigial governance structures to strategic behavior by outgoing elites seeking to protect their interests from the vicissitudes of democratic rule. One important outgrowth of this political insulation strategy--and the empirical centerpiece of Boylan's analysis--is the existence of new, highly independent central banks in countries throughout the developing world. This represents a striking transformation, for not only does central bank autonomy remove a key aspect of economic decision making from democratic control; in practice it has also kept many of the would-be expansionist governments that hold power today from overturning the neoliberal policies favored by authoritarian predecessors. To illustrate these points,Defusing Democracytakes a fresh look at two transitional polities in Latin America--Chile and Mexico--where variation in the proximity of the democratic "threat" correspondingly yielded different levels of central bank autonomy. Boylan concludes by extending her analysis to institutional contexts beyond Latin America and to insulation strategies other than central bank autonomy. Defusing Democracywill be of interest to anyone--political scientists, economists, and policymakers alike--concerned about the genesis and consolidation of democracy around the globe. Delia M. Boylan is Assistant Professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.

Defy the Dark

by Saundra Mitchell

In the dark, nothingâ#128;#148;and nowhereâ#128;#148; is off-limits, and anything can happen. Saundra Mitchell presents original stories of the dangers, possibilities, and hopes born of darkness by . . . Sarah Rees Brennan Kate Espey Tessa Gratton Rachel Hawkins Christine Johnson Valerie Kemp Malinda Lo Myra Mcentire Saundra Mitchell Sarah Ockler Jackson Pearce Aprilynne Pike Dia Reeves Beth Revis Carrie Ryan Jon Skovron Courtney Summers

Defying Convention

by Abby Niles

Journalist Emma Portland would do anything to save her career, even go undercover at the 31st Annual GalaxyCon in search of a story. Emma thinks she's hit pay dirt when she meets Luke Evans, a bestselling sci-fi author whose readers have turned against him. She has no problem getting close to the sexy writer to get the scoop on his downfall. Except the more time she spends with Luke, the more she has a different kind of exposé in mind...Luke can't believe he's found the one woman at GalaxyCon who hasn't heard of him and can look that hot in a bikini. For the first time he's opening up about himself...and the secret that torpedoed his writing career. Too bad his former fans are out for blood-and out to sabotage his budding relationship with Emma.But amidst rival reporters, eager fanboys and overzealous role-players, it's Emma's secret that may put the brakes on their sizzling attraction for good...60,000 words

Defying Displacement

by Anthony Oliver-Smith

The uprooting and displacement of people has long been among the hardships associated with development and modernity. Indeed, the circulation of commodities, currency, and labour in modern society necessitates both social and spatial mobility. However, the displacement and resettlement of millions of people each year by large-scale infrastructural projects raises serious questions about the democratic character of the development process. Although designed to spur economic growth, many of these projects leave local people struggling against serious impoverishment and gross violations of human rights. Working from a political-ecological perspective, Anthony Oliver-Smith offers the first book to document the fight against involuntary displacement and resettlement being waged by people and communities around the world. Increasingly over the last twenty-five years, the voices of people at the grass roots are being heard. People from many societies and cultures are taking action against development-forced displacement and resettlement (DFDR) and articulating alternatives. Taking the promise of democracy seriously, they are fighting not only for their place in the world, but also for their place at the negotiating table, where decisions affecting their well-being are made.

Defying Drakon

by Carole Mortimer

Drakon Lyonedes has it all: power, wealth, sex appeal...and any woman he wants! Until the beautiful Gemini Bartholomew steps into his life, that is...Confronting him over his plan to turn her family home into a hotel, Gemini intrigues Drakon. The problem? Long-term just isn't in this infamously arrogant tycoon's vocabulary-and Gemini is a virgin who surely wants more than one night of sizzling, scorching passion...?She's determined to defy him, but whose willpower will prove the strongest?

Defying Gravity

by Prill Boyle

Every day, regular women are accomplishing extraordinary things later in life. Prill Boyle gathered the encouraging stories of twelve daring and determined women who accomplished incredible things at an age when most people are beginning to wind down.

Defying ISIS

by Johnnie Moore

Has the Christian Holocaust Begun? A Christian genocide at the hands of Islamic extremists is unfolding in the Middle East. Entire Christian populations have been eliminated, and the ultimate aim of ISIS and the Islamic State is to eradicate the world of Christianity. They are well on their way. Thousands of Christians arrive in refugee camps daily as tents can be seen for miles across the countryside of Jordan, N. Iraq and Lebanon. Churches have been demolished, crosses burned and replaced with ISIS flags, homes destroyed, entire communities displaced, religious conversions forced, human torture enacted, children slaughtered, and all in plain sight. In many cities every single Christian has been "taken care of" - displaced, murdered or forcibly converted, and just as the Nazis painted the Star of David on the homes of Jews, Jihadists have painted the Christian "N" (the first letter of the Arabic word for "Christian") on the homes of indigenous Christian communities to identify them before destroying them. They have proclaimed that they will not stop until Christianity is wiped off the earth from the land of its birth all the way to your own backyard. So what can be done to help these brave souls in the crossfire and protect a holy land? With never before told stories of horror and of hope, Johnnie Moore unveils the threat of ISIS against worldwide Christianity, and what the world must do about it. Along the way, he introduces us to the courageous Christians who have stared down ISIS and lived to raise their crosses higher.

Degree of Guilt (Christopher Paget #2)

by Richard North Patterson

A claim of attempted rape. A talepathology. These are the elements of Degree of Guilt, Richard North Patterson's stunning courtroom novel. Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past: as a young investigator in Washington, he unearthed a scandal that brought ruin to a President--and an abrupt end to Paget's affair with Mary Carelli. Now, fifteen years later, they are estranged. Carelli is a well-known television journalist based in New York; Paget lives quietly in San Francisco, raising their teenage son and preserving what privacy he can. Until a charge of murder changes everything. The victim is America's most eminent novelist, Mark Ransom. The accused is Mary Carelli. Her defense is attempted rape. The man she chooses to defend her is Christopher Paget. Carelli does not deny that she killed Ransom, but a fateful question remains to be answered: Was it self-defense or was it murder? In preparation for a trial, Paget sets out to establish that Mark Ransom was the twisted man Carelli claims he was. With the help of an associate, Teresa Peralta, Paget uncovers compelling evidence that presents a complex and disturbing picture of Ransom as a sexual predator. But this evidence may not be admissible in court. And there are other unsettling surprises: a secret in Carelli's past that provides her with a powerful motive for murder; facts that suggest she has been lying; a woman prosecutor who firmly believes that Carelli is using the issue of rape to conceal murder; and an enigmatic judge who may very well have an agenda of her own. With the odds against Carelli's acquittal quickly rising, Christopher Paget is faced with a risky legal decision that leads to an explosive convergence of public trial and private conflict--a decision that threatens not only Mary Carelli's future, but his own, and their son's, as well. From first to last, Degree of Guilt holds us galvanized by its masterful storytelling, its complexity of motive and feeling, its vivid depiction of men and women under pressure, and its brilliant delineation of even the most subtle courtroom dynamics. It is an electrifying story of a search for legal and emotional truth. It is the ultimate courtroom drama.

Degrees Kelvin: A Tale Of Genius, Invention, And Tragedy

by David Lindley

LORD KELVIN. In 1840, a precocious 16-year-old by the name of William Thomson spent his summer vacation studying an extraordinarily sophisticated mathematical controversy. His brilliant analysis inspired lavish praise and made the boy an instant intellectual celebrity. <P> As a young scholar William dazzled a Victorian society enthralled with the seductive authority and powerful beauty of scientific discovery. At a time when no one really understood heat, light, electricity, or magnetism, Thomson found key connections between them, laying the groundwork for two of the cornerstones of 19th century science -- the theories of electromagnetism and thermodynamics. Charismatic, confident, and boyishly handsome, Thomson was not a scientist who labored quietly in a lab, plying his trade in monkish isolation. When scores of able tinkerers were flummoxed by their inability to adapt overland telegraphic cables to underwater, intercontinental use, Thomson took to the high seas with new equipment that was to change the face of modern communications. And as the world's navies were transitioning from wooden to iron ships, they looked to Thomson to devise a compass that would hold true even when surrounded by steel. <P> Gaining fame and wealth through his inventive genius, Thomson was elevated to the peerage by Queen Victoria for his many achievements. He was the first scientist ever to be so honored. Indeed, his name survives in the designation of degrees Kelvin, the temperature scale that begins with absolute zero, the point at which atomic motion ceases and there is a complete absence of heat. <P> Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, was Great Britain's unrivaled scientific hero. But as the century drew to a close and Queen Victoria's reign ended, this legendary scientific mind began to weaken. He grudgingly gave way to others with a keener, more modern vision. But the great physicist did not go quietly. With a ready pulpit at his disposal, he publicly proclaimed his doubts over the existence of atoms. He refused to believe that radioactivity involved the transmutation of elements. And believing that the origin of life was a matter beyond the expertise of science and better left to theologians, he vehemently opposed the doctrines of evolution, repeatedly railing against Charles Darwin. Sadly, this pioneer of modern science spent his waning years arguing that the Earth and the Sun could not be more than 100 million years old. And although his early mathematical prowess had transformed our understanding of the forces of nature, he would never truly accept the revolutionary changes he had helped bring about, and it was others who took his ideas to their logical conclusion. <P> In the end Thomson came to stand for all that was old and complacent in the world of 19th century science. Once a scientific force to be reckoned with, a leader to whom others eagerly looked for answers, his peers in the end left him behind -- and then meted out the ultimate punishment for not being able to keep step with them. For while they were content to bury him in Westminster Abbey alongside Isaac Newton, they used his death as an opportunity to write him out of the scientific record, effectively denying him his place in history. Kelvin's name soon faded from the headlines, his seminal ideas forgotten, his crucial contributions overshadowed. Destined to become the definitive biography of one of the most important figures in modern science, Degrees Kelvin unravels the mystery of a life composed of equal parts triumph and tragedy, hubris and humility, yielding a surprising and compelling portrait of a complex and enigmatic man.

Degrees of Betrayal

by Melody Carlson

Finally part of the popular crowd, Kenzie begins spending too much money on clothes, avoiding church, and dating her best friend's boyfriend behind her back, but a serious car accident and its aftermath force her to make things right with her friends, and with God.

Degrees of Freedom (Samuil Petrovitch #3)

by Simon Morden

The Six Degrees of Petrovitch, Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora tower. Petrovitch will free him one day, he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does.Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. She's left him, but Petrovitch is pretty sure she still loves him.Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she's playing a complicated game and it's not clear that she means to save him from what's coming.The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like.The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn't he?And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again.Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free...

Degrees of Separation

by Sue Henry

Sue Henry's Jessie Arnold mysteries have been praised for both their beauty ("twice as vivid as Michener's natural Alaska"*) and their suspense ("the twists and turns keep you turning the pages"**). Now the champion sled-dog racer returns to the trail after a long hiatus. only to stumble upon something unexpected across her path. After months of recuperating from knee surgery, Jessie Arnold is eager to begin training for this year's Iditarod. With the loving care of Alaska state trooper Alex Jensen, her convalescence wasn't as painful as it could have been, but she and her dogs have a lot of work to do if they're going to qualify for the race. Jessie's first practice run goes smoothly until her sled hits a bump along the trail- a snow- and ice-shrouded dead body bearing a gunshot wound. The victim is Donny Thompson, the youngest son of a mechanic from the nearby town of Palmer. What Thompson was doing on a musher's trail without any evidence of a sled and dogs is anyone's guess. But what worries Alex and Jessie more is how close to their home the man was killed....

Degrees of Separation

by Sue Henry

After healing from knee surgery, Jessie Arnold can't wait to train for the Iditarod, but she and her dogs must work hard to qualify. Jessie's practice run goes smoothly until her sled hits a bump along the trail-a dead body. What the kid was doing on a musher's trail with no sled or dogs is anyone's guess. And in a chilling moment, Jessie realizes that the case hits close to home...

Dehydrating Food

by Shirley Bills Jay Bills

With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods--sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators--before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food.

Deirdre and Desire (Six Sisters #3)

by Marion Chesney

Deirdre, the third daughter, has just fallen in love with Guy Wentwater, Annabelle's first love, who is planning to use her for vengeance on the Armitage family. The vicar has no knowledge of it, and arranges a marriage for her with Lord Harry Desire. Lord Harry seems to her to be a vacuous fool, but her opinion of him gradually begins to change after he rescues her from the disaster of an attempted elopement, but not in time to prevent his releasing her from the engagement. She runs into Guy again, and, even after previous shameful treatment at his hands, asks him to elope with her again. Desire humiliates him again, with Deirdre's unwitting help.

Deja Dead

by Kathy Reichs

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and D&#233j&#224 Dead are something special. Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights. It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

Deja Vu

by Fern Michaels

Celebrate With The SisterhoodThanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn's birthday--in the City of Sin, no less--seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy #1, a/k/a Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor herself has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible--of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all...Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . ."Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback"Delectable. . .deliver[s] revenge that's creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style."

Deja Vu

by Fern Michaels

Celebrate With The SisterhoodThanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn's birthday--in the City of Sin, no less--seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy #1, a/k/a Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor herself has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible--of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all...Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . ."Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback"Delectable. . .deliver[s] revenge that's creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style."

Déjà Vu

by Lisa Childs

Alaina knows she's lived before. And that a sinister secret lies behind her death. The gifted hands of a handsome lover. A gleaming knife and blood-curdling screams for help. That was all Alaina remembered from her past life and the reason she investigated serial murders for the FBI...including her own. Reclusive writer Trent was her prime suspect. An empath barricaded in a fortress-like home, Trent included details in his books that mirrored the murders...and that no one could possibly know. But one look at Trent and Alaina recalled their passionate embraces. Then the murders began anew...

Déjà Vu (The Sisterhood, Book #19)

by Fern Michaels

CELEBRATE WITH THE SISTERHOOD. Thanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn's birthday--in the City of Sin, no less--seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy #1, a/k/a Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor herself has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible--of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all . . . Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels . . . 'Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces...fast-paced...puts poetic justice first.

Déjà You

by Lynda Sandoval

Burning out of control. . . When a deadly apartment blaze sparked memories of the prom-night accident that took her fiancé and unborn baby, firefighter Erin DeLuca ran. . . and lost herself for just one night. Erin was left pregnant, and the stranger who'd offered solace was nowhere to be found. Until he showed up in Troublesome Gulch. And irony of ironies, Nate Walker was a pyrotechnics engineer--and when he saw the mystery woman who got away, now very pregnant, his entire being lit up. For Erin, it was a déjà vu moment brighter than any fireworks display--not about reliving pain, but about the joy of being in the arms of a loving man. . .

Dekker 4-in-1 Bundle

by Ted Dekker

New York Times Best-selling author Ted Dekker 4-in1 bundle includes: Black, Showdown, Heaven's Wager & Kiss

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