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Gibbons presents some interesting facts about ducks. Where do they live? How do they swim? How do they keep warm? How do they communicate with each other?
Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking "What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?" She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl's anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter "Meet the Duck." She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock.The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. "The Duck Diet" chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter "Flock Health and Handling" offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies.The advantages of duck farming-the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter "Harvesting the Rewards," likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
Simple, funny action words and onomatopoeia describe three silly ducks' rather impolite visit to their Auntie Goose's house. This rollicking, tongue-twisting, rhyming story of three enthusiastic houseguests, paired with the lively artwork of illustrator Viviana Garofoli, is sure to be a speedy favorite of beginning readers everywhere. Step 1 (Ready to Read) is for children who know the alphabet and are ready to read. Step 1 titles have big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When a violent ocean storm causes a crate holding assorted plastic tub toys -- including one resilient little duck -- to wash overboard, the course of Ducky's life alters drastically. This engaging story based on a real event includes an author's note.
Ducky's best friends used to be Jay and Alex, but now he's not so sure. Jay is a slave to coolness, and he and Alex are taking paths that Ducky doesn't want to follow.
Ducky's old buddies have changed, leaving him feeling alone . . . Maybe he doesn't need guy friends anywaySophomore Christopher McCrae has been called "Ducky" for as long as he can remember. It wasn't his choice, but it fits because it's weird and funny, just like him. Ducky's nickname has not changed, but other things have: His best friend, Jay, has started hanging with the Cro Mags--the kind of guys who spend their energy picking on guys like Ducky--and his other friend Alex is always spaced out and moody.Hanging out with his new friends Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, and Amalia has been cool, but he misses the connection to his guy friends. His parents are in Ghana for a year, and have left him alone with his older brother, Ted, who is gone most of the time. When Jay throws a party and invites Ducky and Alex, Ducky thinks things might be turning around. But when the night takes an unexpected turn, Ducky realizes it's not so easy to reconnect with his old friends.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Ducky and Sunny get along so well--does that mean they should be dating?Ducky and Sunny have a pretty special friendship. And working together at Sunny's dad's bookstore has only brought them closer. But when Ducky notices Sunny laughing a little too hard at his jokes and giving him moony eyes, he doesn't know what to do. His guy friends aren't available and Dawn, Maggie, and Amalia are too close to Sunny to understand.Ducky knows most guys would love to be with Sunny, but he can't pretend to be into her when he's not. Right now, the last thing Sunny can handle is more pain. How can he let her know without hurting their friendship?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Ducky and Sunny have always been friends until Sunny expresses a desire to be more than that. Ducky just doesn't feel the same way. How can he let Sunny know without hurting their friendship?
All Ducky wants is the comfort of his family--but when they're around, he feels lonelier than everDucky has been worried about Alex ever since the party at Jay's, when Alex "accidentally" tried to hurt himself. He can't talk to Sunny about it--she's got enough going on with her terminally ill mom. Jay is still hanging with the Cro Mags, the jocks who push Ducky around. And Ducky's older brother, Ted, just wouldn't understand.Fortunately, Christmas is around the corner and his parents are coming back from Ghana, so Ducky will finally have the family support he's desperately been missing. But when they return, the McCraes don't seem to care about what's been going on in Ducky's world, either, and can't wait to leave again. With no one to turn to for advice, Ducky decides to confront Alex--and his deepest fears are confirmed. This time, there's no mistaking Alex's actions for an accident. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Ducky works hard to be the best friend possible. But when it comes to Alex, who is very depressed, Ducky doesn't seem to be able to do enough.
Is Your Marketing as Simple, Effective, and Affordable as Duct Tape?Let's face it, as a small business owner, you are really in the business of marketing. The problem for most small business owners is that they suffer from "marketing idea of the week" syndrome instead of implementing a systematic approach to the problem of small business marketing.In Duct Tape Marketing, renowned Small Business Marketing guru John Jantsch shows you how to develop and execute a marketing plan that will give your business the life and longevity you knew you could have when you made that decision to go out on your own.CAREFUL! Duct tape is a serious tool... it sticks where you put it. So are the ideas in this book. If you're ready to make a commitment and are willing to make something happen, John's book is a great place to start. -Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow For all those who wonder why John Jantsch has become the leading advisor and coach to small businesses everywhere, Duct Tape Marketing is the answer. I have never read a business book that is as packed with hands-on, actionable information as this one. There are takeaways in every paragraph, and the success of John's blog is living proof that they work. Duct Tape Marketing should be required reading for anyone who is building a business, or thinking about it. -Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large, Inc. magazine, and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big Duct Tape Marketing is a worthy addition to the growing library of how-to books on small business marketing-concise, clear, practical, and packed with great ideas to boost your bottom line. -Bob Bly, author of The White Paper Handbook With the world suffering from depleted reserves of trust, a business that sells plenty of it every day tends to create the most value. The great thing about trust as a product feature is that it delivers exceptional returns. With this book, John Jantsch has zeroed in on exactly what small businesses need to sell every day, every hour. -Ben McConnell, co-author of Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force John Jantsch has provided small businesses with the perfect perspective for maximizing all marketing activities - offline and on. Jantsch has the plan to help you thrive in the world of business today. Read it, all your competitors will. -John Battelle, cofounding editor or Wired and author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture Duct Tape Marketing is a great read for anyone in business. It has fresh ideas laid out in a practical and useable way. I highly recommend this book for growing any business. -Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Masters of Networking
Doesn't it feel great to laugh? Of course it does! And here's another fantastic collection of funnybone ticklers guaranteed to produce giggles, groans, and guffaws from young and old alike. Hey, do you know how the rocket lost its job? It got fired. Why don't cannibals eat clowns? Because they taste funny. Why did the runaway elephant wear striped PJs? He didn't want to be spotted. You'll laugh out loud as you turn page after page of these clever knock-knocks, jokes, word-plays, and other fun stuff? Hey, Dude...it's time to laugh! Bob Phillips holds a Ph.D. in counseling and is a licensed family counselor in the state of California. He has written more than 70 books with more than 5 million copies in print. He is also the director-at-large of Hume Lake, one of America's largest youth camping programs.
The founders of The Saddle Club -- Stevie Lake, Carole Hanson, and Lisa Atwood -- gear up for the adventure of their lives when their friend Kate Devine invites them to her family's dude ranch. They will have a whole week of cowboy-style riding, plus the fun of making Kate a club member.But when they arrive, the girls soon realize there's more to the West than Hollywood shootout and colorful costumes. To show a cowhand that they're not just "dumb dudes," they pitch in with chores and help on a cattle roundup, where Stevie has a run-in with a dangerous rattlesnake. Another sour note for Stevie: Her birthday is coming up, and no one seems to care. Little does she know that her Saddle Club buddies have a top-secret surprise in the works for her!
" At the Galloping Grits Dude Ranch, Nancy ,and her friends hear a creepy story: Any horse that drinks from the lake under a full moon disappears, That night there's a full moon-and the next day Nancy's pony, Star, vanishes! Josh Fleckner is the biggest pest in the West, and he really wants a horse, Annie, the ranch manager's daughter, acts as if Star belongs to her. Now cowgirl Nancy is taking the reins, to corral the most beautiful Star in the West! "At the Galloping Grits Dude Ranch, Nancy ,and her friends hear a creepy story: Any horse that drinks from the lake under a full moon disappears, That night there's a full moon. The next day Nancy's pony, Star, vanishes!" Other Nancy Drew notebooks are also available from Bookshare.
A spooky legend ropes Nancy right in!At the Galloping Grits Dude Ranch, Nancy and her friends hear a creepy story: Any horse that drinks from the lake under a full moon disappears. That night there's a full moon -- and the next day Nancy's pony, Star, vanishes!Josh Fleckner is the biggest pest in the West, and he really wants a horse. Annie, the ranch manager's daughter, acts as if Star belongs to her. Now cowgirl Nancy is taking the reins, to corral the most beautiful Star in the West!
If Moore's earlier work Stupid White Men didn't shake up the Bush administration, this latest expose is another shout for attention. Moore, whose credits include the bestseller Downsize This! and the award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," challenges Dubya to either step down or explain his 25-year involvement with the bin Laden family, his relationship to the Saudi royal family, the Taliban's visit to Texas, and the Saudi connection to 9/11. He also attempts to sort out Bush's web of tall Texas tales regarding Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq. In addition to pages of notes and credits, Moore includes a helpful chapter called "How to talk to your conservative brother-in-law." Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.
Discover the path to true masculinity--to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.Didn't we used to understand manhood? Wasn't there a time once when it was clear and straightforward? Are we lost?Dudes, look around you: The trail we once traveled from boyhood to maturity is now so overgrown, it's almost impossible to trace. Our vision is blurred, rendering the map that previous generations followed unreadable. Our compass needles are spinning in circles, making navigation impossible. We are stuck in dense, dangerous woods, and our communities--the wives, children, friends, and colleagues we could be influencing--are suffering as a result.It can be tempting to give up and, like so many men today, simply exist, but take heart: Now is not the time for men to abandon our quest. We can discover the path to true masculinity--to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity. In The Dude's Guide to Manhood, pastor, author and dude Darrin Patrick charts a course back toward real manliness, mapping out a vision to help men find significance and influence in today's broken, mixed-message culture. Revealing his own frailties and missteps, Patrick doesn't preach at you but walks with you on a journey toward healing and wholeness.Filled with timeless wisdom, accessible insights and practical guidance, The Dude's Guide to Manhood issues an encouraging and doable call to all men, whatever your age or stage. We need not settle for wandering aimlessly through our days, wounded, weak, and passive. Instead, we can get back on the trail, embrace our gifts while facing our imperfections, and trust the God of new beginnings to lead us into all that we are destined to become: forgiven, connected, determined, teachable, content, heroic, and so much more.
When the most timid boy in Rotten School's fourth grade becomes the target of its biggest bully, Bernie Bridges decides to fight brawn with brains by convincing the bully that a ghost is out to get him.
Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out--for good.
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college one at Princeton, the other at Columbia and studied law.
Boot Stoner spent twelve years behind bars for stealing. Upon release, he added murder and kidnapping to his list-and U. S. Deputy Marshal John Ward is the only one who stands a chance of stopping Stoner's bloody rampage.
To save the man she secretly loves, a young lady embarks on a dangerous deception in award-winning author Elizabeth Mansfield's delightful Regency romance It's a scandal that twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Stanborough is still unwed. Despite her matchmaking mother's fervent wishes, Sarah refuses to encourage the eminently eligible John Phillip North, Marquis of Revesne. The arrogant bounder has actually fought duels to keep her potential suitors at bay. Only one man attracts the independent spinster: handsome Edward Middleton, her young cousin's guardian, who detests the frivolous gossip and shallow flirtations of London society as much as she does. But when Lord North threatens Edward's life, Sarah knows there's only one way to save the man who has stolen her heart. Yet even she can't predict the consequences of the risky charade she is about to set in motion.
Dalton Chance's family has been massacred by a band of Indians, but only by trusting an Indian scout, Lone Wolf, can he find the men truly responsible for the horrible crime.