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Horton, Thidwick, Yertle, the Lorax, the Grinch, Sneetches, and the Cat in the Hat are just a handful of the bizarre and beloved characters Theodor S. Geisel (1904-1991), alias Dr. Seuss, created in his forty-seven children's books, from 1937's And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street to 1990's Oh, the Places You'll Go! During his lifetime Dr. Seuss was honored with numerous degrees, three Academy Awards, and a Pulitzer, but the man himself remained a reclusive enigma. In this first and only biography of the good doctor, the authors, his close friends for almost thirty years, have drawn on their firsthand insights as well as his voluminous papers; the result is an illuminating, intimate portrait of a dreamer who saw the world "through the wrong end of a telescope," and invited us to enjoy the view.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was destined to grow up to become the most beloved, bestselling children's book writer of all time. This biography explores the events of his childhood. Illustrations.
This book sets the record straight about what really happened in eleventh-century Coventry: there was not one Lady Godiva but seven sisters, all equally bare, and not one Peeping Tom but seven. With unabashed good humor, Seuss romps through history and engages in a little horseplay along the way as he uncovers the origins of seven celebrated proverbs. Wonderfully wacky and satisfyingly scandalous, this is the perfect fillip for all those who thought they had outgrown Dr. Seuss.
"Keaney's concoction of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy is remarkably effective. Sigmundus is a villain who will haunt readers."--The Bulletin Beginning where Book 2, The Cracked Mirror, left off, this finale to the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus trilogy takes readers into bizarre realms with fanciful creatures, continuing its signature exploration of the price of freedom and self-determination. Focusing on the ongoing struggles of its teenaged protagonists, Dante and Bea, it is a journey at once thrilling and thoughtful, with plenty to offer for pure reading enjoyment and book discussion. This trilogy is satisfying for fantasy fans but also accessible to the less-than-hardcore genre enthusiast.From the Hardcover edition.
Written by veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward, who spent years investigating his subject, this biography presents a revealing but even-handed portrait of the father of modern rocketry. As he chronicles Wernher von Braun's life, Ward explodes many myths and misconceptions about the controversial genius who was a hero to some, a villain to others. The picture of von Braun that emerges is of a brilliant scientist with limitless curiosity and a drive to achieve his goals at almost any price from, developing the world's first ballistic missile used against the Allies in World War II to helping launch the first U.S. satellite that hurled Americans into space and the Saturn V super-booster that powered them to the moon. Along the way readers are introduced to the human side of this charismatic visionary who brought the United States into the Space Age.
Dr. Spock's classic handbook on caring for and rearing children is now fully revised and expanded for the 21st century. Includes entirely new chapters on such topics as international adoption, autism, coping with terrorism and other disasters, and much more. Original.
America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care. Now, today's parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock's timeless advice is here! This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock's insightful writings on connecting with your child's inner life during the all-important early years. Dr. Spock's The First Two Years covers such topics as: understanding your baby's different cries helping your little one cope with separation anxiety communicating with your baby teaching your child about giving and sharing the easiest way ever to toilet-train dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings treating the most common ailments With Dr. Spock's The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.
Pregnant? Congratulations! Now let an expert guide you through this exciting time. Pregnancy is a time of powerful emotions, dramatic changes, and plenty of questions. Noted obstetrician Marjorie Greenfield, M. D. , one of the new team of medical experts at The Dr. Spock Company, has written this authoritative book to answer all your questions and help ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guidewill take you month by month through the thrilling journey to parenthood, with special focus on how to:Follow the development of your growing babyFind the right obstetrician or midwifeDeal with common symptoms and problemsPlan the kind of childbirth experience you wantGet good care every step of the way, and moreFor more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest in parenting, child-health, and pregnancy information. Be sure to pick upDr. Spock's Baby Basics,the first book in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series.
Annie Sprinkle has done it all. From porn star to stripper to performance artist to sex-life coach, she has confronted (and experimented with) just about everything sex-related under the sun. In Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex, she shares with readers a powerful program for improving the overall quality of your life through better understanding and embracing one of the most powerful sources of happiness in our lives: sex. In Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex, Annie Sprinkle provides encouragement and inspiration for anyone who longs for greater intimacy, excitement, and pleasure. Drawing on her thirty years as a fearless and passionate explorer of sexuality, as well as her experience as a sex-life coach of thousands of people around the world, she invites readers to make a virtual visit to "Dr. Sprinkle's Sex-Life Makeover Spa," where they will undertake a fourteen-step program that begins with "Makeover Your Mind"and ends with "Bask in the Afterglow." This book is the ultimate guide to great sex from one of the best authorities on the subject.
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.
This book comprises letters from creatures (all non-human) worried about their bizarre sex lives, to the only sex columnist with a prodigious knowledge of evolutionary biology.
LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXASWelcome back to Promise, Texas, a ranching community deep in the Hill Country. It's a good place to live and raise a family-and a good place to visit. Yes, there's a secret or two hidden beneath Promise's everyday exterior, but what town doesn't have its secrets?DR. TEXASThey call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic-but just for a couple of years. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget!Look for more heartwarming titles from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
World-class surgeon Gabriel Velascos had never planned on returning home, but his orphaned baby niece needed him. Looking after tiny Ana Maria may prove to be this top-notch surgeon's greatest challenge yet!Dr. Arabella Burke came to Peru to establish a much-needed medical center. However, her instant attraction to Gabriel is a distraction she doesn't want or need! But the sight of the powerful surgeon cradling this tiny baby slowly melts her resolve. Here in this fiery Latin landscape, might she have finally found the family of her dreams...?
This book focuses on the fascinating study of molluscs by a world renowned scientist who has been blind since childhood. Young readers learn how Dr. Vermeij also became interested in fossils, and how he traveled the world to exotic places to study them.
Rebecca Warwick has always loved living in the remote mountains of North Carolina, especially since it's the perfect place to raise her little girl. But her peace and quiet is shattered when hotshot Dr. Matt Tyler visits the village to provide free medical care to its residents. Becca's hardened heart slowly begins to thaw the more time she spends with Matt, even though his West Coast reputation as Dr. Wonderful should be a warning to her not to get involved. Focusing on the benefits he'll bring her friends and neighbors helps keep her mind off his chiseled good looks and very capable hands. But then he kisses her....
A new edition of a classic of contemporary American literature, first published in 1997 by Sun & Moon Press but unavailable in recent years."Dra-, the nondescript heroine of this grim, hilarious fiction, might have fallen through the same hole as Lewis Carroll's Alice, only now, 130 years later, there's no time for frivolity, just the pressing need to get a job. In a sealed, modern Wonderland of "small stifled work centers, basements and sub-basements, night niches, and training hutches connected by hallways just inches across," Dra- seeks employment . . . This labyrinthine journey is brilliantly mimicked in the architecture of the prose. Levine creates cozy little warrens, small safe spaces made of short clear sentences, then sends the reader spiraling down long broken passages, fragmented by colons and semi-colons which give a halting, lurching gait to our progress. A quest, a comedy of manners, and a parable, Dra- is, above all else, a philosophical novel concerned with the most basic questions of living."-Matthew Stadler, reviewing the original edition in The Stranger, 1997.
The regiment of draconian engineers featured in The Doom Brigade seek a safe haven for their precious cargo of young draconians. All they have to do is stay alive. Surely that shouldn't be too hard. But Commander Kang puzzles over a sinister mystery. Why are some of his men vanishing? Kang will have to use draconian measures to defeat his foes and save his race. They'd better be enough -- the fate of his entire race hangs in the balance.
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."Hob Draconian, American-born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher, is happily back from America and living in Ibiza--until he learns that the property he's renting is about to be sold for re-development and he needs a quick $10K to save his house. Time for the Alternative Detective Agency to find a lucrative case to solve--one where he can avoid danger, get away with being a smart-mouth quipster and still save the day--and get paid.
For millennia, the dragons have watched the great events of the world unfold, nurturing and destroying entire nations when necessary, always guided by the Draconic Prophecy. Now Eberron's fragile peace is crumbling. Armies gather, and for the first time in generations, the dragons rise to war. At the center of it all, one man--the prophesied Storm Dragon--must learn to wield his extraordinary powers not only to save those he loves, but to keep the world from sliding into the chaos of never-ending war.This omnibus edition features a brand-new short story, "Learning to Dream"!"Every James Wyatt novel I read is a delight - may there be many, many more!"-Ed GreenwoodAuthor and creator of Forgotten Realms
Solicitor Jonathon Harker is lucky to escape with his life after he is duped into visiting Dracula's castle. But while recovering from his ordeal, he doesn't realize that his enemy is travelling to England, where his young wife-to-be and her friend, Lucy, reside. When Lucy is struck down by an unknown illness that takes a sinister turn, her friend and doctor, John Seward is forced to call in his old teacher, Van Helsing, to solve the mystery. Van Helsing's horrifying conclusions throw them all into a desperate battle against one of man's most cunning and terrifying foes: Count Dracula.Always a spicy novel, this version includes scenes that Victorian prudery stopped Bram Stoker from writing himself. Have you ever wondered what really happened in the castle between Jonathon Harker and Dracula's women? Or about the doomed relationship between Arthur and Lucy? Here is the famous horror classic revealed in all its sensual glory.Sensuality Level: Sensual
3 May. Bistritz. - Left Munich at 8:35 P. M. , on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets. I feared to go very far from the station, as we had arrived late and would start as near the correct time as possible.
Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character's life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker's tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense.Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.From the Hardcover edition.
An eBook edition of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula with a new extended introduction on vampire myths and legends by leading vampire expert Dr Tina Rath. The introduction explores the development of Vampire myths and legends from early sixteenth-century stories to the current teenage vampire obsession evinced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Twilight series of books and films.From Arnold Paul, an allegedly real vampire of the sixteenth-century, to Lord Byron's physician Dr John Polidori who created the vampire Lord Ruthven, to Camilla, Brunhilda and Varney, who all made their contributions to our picture of the vampire, the picture was completed by Dracula when it was published in 1897. Tina Rath explores our impressions of vampires throughout the ages in books, on stage and on screen, as well discussing the origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula.Dracula is probably the best-known, least-read horror novel in the English (or possibly any other) language. Say 'Dracula' and we all know what we mean: the handsome Master Vampire with sleek dark hair forming a widow's peak on his forehead, a black cloak, possibly lined with red silk, over faultless evening dress, fangs and photophobia. What we will almost certainly not visualise is Stoker's vision of Dracula. Tina explains why.
The original story of the vampire Count Dracula, written by Bram Stoker. In the Afterword, editor Beth Johnson gives a history of the author and explains the purpose of some editing that was done to the original edition. While this version is slightly revised, it wouldn't be considered as changed for adaptive or abridged readers.