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lThe day that Mole abandons his spring-cleaning and sets out to enjoy the sunshine is the start of many adventures. Not only does he discover the river and the joys of messing around in boats, but he also makes lifelong friends with Rat, Badger and the eccentric and incorrigible Toad.
The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today!*Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to life*Filled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all ages*Great first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparents*Beautiful story and unforgettable characters
This hardcover edition of the classic tale of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been read and loved by children for generations. Start a new tradition of reading this timeless tale in your home today! *Fully illustrated in color, bringing each tale to life *Filled with humor, adventure and imagination for children of all ages *Great first-time reading for children as well as reading again for parents and grandparents *Beautiful story and unforgettable characters
Selected poems of Mohammad Alvi in English translation from the Urdu by Baidar Bakht and Marie-Anne Erki. Introduction by Gopi Chand Narang, poems selected by Baidar Bakht. The very first poem, 'Empty House,' foreshadows the themes in the collection.
Historical fiction about the Civil War, which helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes. Reading Level 5-8 Interest Level 6-8.
Wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 percent of global electrical demand.Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind and wind energy systems, including turbines, towers, inverters and batteries, site assessment, installation, and maintenance requirements.Whether you're considering your own small-scale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide you need.Dan Chiras is a respected educator and an internationally acclaimed author who has published more than twenty-five books on residential renewable energy and green building, including Power From the Wind.
Fern dreams of riding on a wild horse's back, as fleet as the wind. She makes pets of small animals and watches the bison herds as they pound over the endless grasses of the steppe. Chafing at the inequality of being female, she longs for the freedom her twin brother enjoys to run free in the wilderness. One day in early spring, Fern secretly rescues a young horse mired in the bog, names her Thunder, and tames her enough to ride. But the people of her tribe are distrustful of her bond with nature. Is she a witch? Fern's future looks bleak until a silent man in a rival tribe, known only as The Nameless One, teaches her about patience-and love. Susan Williams's lyrical prose makes this journey to prehistoric western Asia at once inspiring and heart wrenching.
Robert Allred was born to a white family who abandoned him. Discovered by the Cheyenne, he was raised as one of their own, earning the name Little Wolf. When his tribe fights for survival against the U.S. Calvary, Little Wolf is torn between his adopted family and the ones who gave him life--especially when he discovers his long-lost white brother is one of the soldiers marching against him.
The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Wind That Swept Mexico, originally published in 1943, was the first book to present a broad account of that revolution in its several different phases. In concise but moving words and in memorable photographs, this classic sweeps the reader along from the false peace and plenty of the Díaz era through the doomed administration of Madero, the chaotic years of Villa and Zapata, Carranza and Obregón, to the peaceful social revolution of Cárdenas and Mexico's entry into World War II. The photographs were assembled from many sources by George R. Leighton with the assistance of Anita Brenner and others. Many of the prints were cleaned and rephotographed by the distinguished photographer Walker Evans. Anita Brenner, author of Idols behind Altars and a number of children's books, was born in Mexico and lived there for many years. During the Spanish Civil War she wrote dispatches from Spain for the New York Times and the Nation and for many years she edited the magazine Mexico This Month.
In the Gladium Province, the boundaries between humans and Morgons, the dragon-hybrid race, continue to blur as a new generation surrenders to long-forbidden temptation...Sorcha Linden does whatever she wants whenever she wants, and no one can stop her. Least of all a man. After all, they're good for only one thing--warming her bed. But then she meets Lorian, brother of Lucius Nightwing. Seductive and iron-willed, Lorian is determined to melt her emotional defenses--and warm her rebellious heart.The beast within Lorian longs to cage Sorcha and mark her as his own. Forever. Yet the man within also longs to protect her. When a stalker starts leaving Sorcha suggestive gifts with cryptic messages bearing an ancient blood cult symbol, Lorian's dragon side takes over. With her life at stake, Sorcha can no longer deny the love they share. But when evil tracks her into the night, will she be too late to claim it?35,533 Words
Dinotopia--a land where intelligent dinosaurs and shipwrecked humans have built a land of mystical beauty. Two boys are stranded and one has a dark plan in mind for Dinotopia.
"Impulse": For once in her life, Rebecca Malone decided to follow her impulses, jettison the familiar and head to Greece to find adventure! So when a sexy stranger began to romance her, she couldn't resist playing the sophisticated, well-traveled woman. However, falling in love with Stephen Nickodemus was not part of the plan! How on earth could she explain to the man she'd given her heart to that she wasn't the woman he'd believed her to be? And then convince him that she was still the woman he loved. Temptation: Socialite Eden Carlborough didn't expect running a girls' camp to be easy, but she never thought she'd literally be run up an apple tree by the little monsters. She was equally surprised to come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. While her handsome neighbor's overbearing ways were highly irritating, his touch ignited feelings she'd never known. She never imagined she'd be so very tempted!
Kelly Conroy is ready for the upcoming softball season. Last year her team almost won the championship. She can't wait to rejoin her team mates and conquer the competition. Then the bomb is dropped - she's been assigned to another team! Further complicating her life, her mum is spending all her free time with some guy Kelly can't stand. And on the field, Kelly finds herself facing a new windmill pitch she can't connect with. Suddenly, the best season of Kelly's life is turning into a nightmare.
Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction of everyday windmills, from small ones intended solely as models to those large enough to generate electricity. Powell provides all the necessities to get you on your way, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and designs for every part of the project.Types of windmill projects include:A model windmill with sails two feet acrossA working windmill with sails six feet across, suitable for pumping waterA practical windmill with sails ten feet across, capable of producing up to one-half horse power and able to run light machineryFor those interested in developing alternate, off-the-grid sources of energy, or even those who like to build for fun, Windmills and Wind Motors is a classic, useful guide to harnessing wind power.
This vintage guide to interior decorating and gardening may have been at the height of fashion at the turn of the century, but many of its classic tips still hold true, and numerous styles and plants have come back into vogue. Learn about the very best flora and equipment to use when adding a green touch to any space, whether it's a cozy city apartment or a sprawling country villa. With over a hundred original hand-drawn illustrations and a charming, downto- earth style, Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way is a must-have guide for novice decorators and experts alike.
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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows 7--from desktop configuration and management to networking and security issues. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks by using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done--whether at your desk or in the field!
Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7 As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control. This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater. Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all! Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.
This comprehensive reference by a Microsoft expert covers all aspects of the new Windows release The much-anticipated release of Windows 7 will have numerous changes, and you'll need a complete guide to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Windows 7 Bible covers navigation changes such as pinning to the task bar, full screen preview with invisible windows, Jump Lists, Home Group, Sticky Notes, and many others. It shows you how to use Internet Explorer 8, including features like Web Slices and Network view changes, and guides you through all the new desktop features. This reference thoroughly examines all three parts of the new platform: Windows 7 Core OS, the Windows Live applications, and Windows Live Services. Windows 7 Bible shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Microsoft's new operating system. Covers Windows Live Essentials, including Windows Live Family Safety, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Writer, and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Shows how to use Windows Live Services, including Hotmail and Spaces Explores new features including Desktop Gadgets Gallery, Desktop Windows manager, updated Fax and DVD Maker, an updated "Devices and Printers" option, and Sticky Notes Explains new features in the Calculator, ribbon features in applets such as Paint and WordPad, the new Media Center, and searching updates Fully covers the first complete overhaul of applets in a decade With Windows 7 Bible at your side, you can learn as much or as little as you need to know for the way you use Windows.
This handy reference covers all the must-know elements of Windows 7The much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system brings lots of new elements to Windows, and you may have lots of questions. You'll find the answers quickly and easily in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference - a concise, convenient reference you can keep by your PC.Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference covers all the information you need most often: tips on navigating the new desktop, launching programs, working with files and folders, getting online and managing e-mail, using special features, and much more. It provides quick, easy-to-find answers that can save you time and hassle every day.Small size is designed to keep must-have information conveniently at handCovers all the new features of Windows 7Gives concise information on navigating the desktop, launching programs, adding and deleting programs, and creating, copying, and deleting files and foldersShows how to create shortcuts, connect to the Internet, search the Web, add favorites, and send and receive e-mailAlso covers printing as well as how to use Windows Movie Maker and Windows Media PlayerYou'll find what you need to know quickly in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference, so you can get on with enjoying all you can do with Windows 7.
In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users. <P><P> Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. <P> With this book, you'll learn how to:<P> * Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function<P> * Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs<P> * Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs<P> * Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center<P> * Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7<P> * Beef up your system and back up your files<P> * Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network<P>
Straightforward, easy-to-use Windows 7 reference and guide for Spanish speakers. Microsoft's Windows 7, the long-awaited replacement for Windows Vista has arrived, and now you can learn the basics of this new operating system with this practical guide. Understand the new user interface, set up your desktop, cover basic applications, and much more with this easy-to-follow book. Whether you're upgrading or starting fresh, this is the perfect basic reference. Introduces the operating system and shows you how to navigate the user interface, set up your desktop, and manage files Covers basic management of applications and data and how to print Helps you get things done online by setting up a user account and build a home network Shows you how to have fun with your new system by editing audio, burning CDs, creating videos, and more Explores troubleshooting issues, such as warning notices, finding missing files, transferring data from one PC to another, and more This is the basic Windows 7 reference you'll want to keep on hand.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.