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The Day of Honor is celebrated throughout the Klingon Empire. But every tradition had to being somewhere... Signi Beta is an M-class planet ideal for farming. The Federation wants Signi Beta, but the Klingon Empire has the stronger claim. Captain Kirk hates to lose the planet, especially to his old adversary, Commander Kor. Their mutual antagonism turns into an uneasy alliance, however, when yet another alien fleet attacks both the Klingons and the U.S.S. Enterprise. Now Kirk and Kor must rely on each other's honor -- or none of them may survive to wage their war again.
The age of trees often inspires awe, from the redwoods of California to English oaks. We wonder how they live so long, and how they really work - after all, trees provide us with air to breathe, fruits to eat, and wood to build with - and they do the same for thousands of creatures and plants. The Secret Life of Trees explores the way trees work and what they are, finding out how they communicate, how they tell the time, how they came to exist, and much much more. Strange and surprising, this witty and informative book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.
On a wintry night in 1831, a man named Charlie Silver was murdered with an axe and his body burned in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. His young wife, Frankie Silver, was tried and hanged for the crime. In later years people claimed that a tree growing near the ruins of the old cabin was cursed--that anyone who climbed into it would be unable to get out. Daniel Patterson uses this "accurst" tree as a metaphor for the grip the story of the murder has had on the imaginations of the local community, the wider world, and the noted Appalachian traditional singer and storyteller Bobby McMillon.For nearly 170 years, the memory of Frankie Silver has been kept alive by a ballad and local legends and by the news accounts, fiction, plays, and other works they inspired. Weaving Bobby McMillon's personal story--how and why he became a taleteller and what this story means to him--into an investigation of the Silver murder, Patterson explores the genesis and uses of folklore and the interplay between folklore, social and personal history, law, and narrative as people and communities try to understand human character and fate.Bobby McMillon is a furniture and hospital worker in Lenoir, North Carolina, with deep roots in Appalachia and a lifelong passion for learning and performing traditional songs and tales. He has received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award from the state's Arts Council and also the North Carolina Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.
When Sally and Nick's maple tree won't grow, the Cat in the Hat knows who to call: Dr. Twiggles, who suggests they inspect its roots. A trip underground in the Thinga-ma-jigger is undertaken, and sure enough, the maple tree needs water (which Things One and Two procure in ridiculous overabundance) and sun (which the Cat supplements with a Brighta-ma-lighter). But as for getting syrup from the young sapling? That will take some 40 years! Written specifically for children learning how to read with help, this Step into Reading book is based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! It is perfect for springtime reading, Earth and Arbor Day celebrations--and yes, even pancake breakfasts!
Rowanna's stern caretaker, Mellwyn, has warned her again and again not to go near the trees that surround their seaside cottage. But Rowanna is drawn to the forest--especially the HighWillow on its faraway hill. Are the trees really forest ghouls, as Mellwyn says? Or could they possibly hold the secret to Rowanna's past and the mother she can hardly remember? If only she could get near the High Willow, Rowanna feels certain she would understand. . . . <P> With its timeless forest setting and charming, whimsical characters, Tree Girl is a perfect introduction to fantasy for young middle-grade readers, from a true master of the genre.
Tree House Mystery Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alden have new neighbors, and they're all building a tree house! From up high the Aldens can see a strange round window on the house next door--but nobody can find the window form inside the attic. Does their neighbor's old house have a secret? Join the Boxcar Children in their graphic novel adventure as they find out the truth! The Haunted Cabin Mystery Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alden take a trip down the Mississippi River and stay in a haunted cabin! At least it seems haunted--there are spooky phone calls, flickering lights, and strange shadows. Is there a ghost in the cabin? Join the Boxcar Children in their graphic novel adventure as they solve the mystery of the haunted cabin!
Abby and Stacy build a tree house and decide not to share it with the other Cul-de-sac Kids, even if they have to form a new all-girls club to get their way.
This book describes a tree's life cycle through the seasons. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
"Trees are very nice," says Janice May Udry in her first book for children. She goes on to explain that even one tree is nice, if it is the only one you happen to have. Some of the reasons why trees are so good to have around are funny. Some are indisputable facts. But in all of them there is a sense of poetic simplicity and beauty which will be sure to entrance any young child. Whether your child knows one tree or many, he or she will relish the descriptions of the delights to be had in, with, or under a tree. Marc Simont's joyous pictures, half of them in full color, accentuate the child-like charm of the words. And each painting of a tree or trees shows just how very nice they can be.
Francis George Heath has gathered together a fascinating collection of facts about trees, and arranged them in alphabetical order for the easy reference of readers. From aboriginal trees to Zelcona wood, Heath has covered all you could want to know about trees. Heath believes that the considerable amount of information in this ebook will often be new even to those well-informed readers.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.
A young boy dies, another goes missing, and one mother's choice will forever alter many lives When Benet's young son dies on the operating table, she cannot be comforted--not even by her mother who cares for a young boy just about the same age. Meanwhile, another mother's son goes missing, and police circle around possible suspects in what must be murder. These three mothers--the schizophrenic Mopsa, upwardly mobile Benet, and gold-digging Carol--become forever entwined by death, delusion, kidnapping, and murder, and one woman's loss becomes another's gain. With deft characterization and keen insight, Rendell presents a complex, real exploration of morality and a mother's love in this Crime Writers' Association Macallan Silver Dagger award-winning novel.
Ciaran was fey, he had the touch of Sidhe on him. What should have been a blessing was as much a curse, for jealousy and fear grew in the lands of men. Ciaran must once again put his humanity aside, reclaim his haunted weapons from the Tree of Sword.
Snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators. Frogs, toads, and salamanders. This series examines two often misunderstood animal groups. Readers learn about characteristics, habitats, feeding, and reproduction of these fascinating creatures. -- Supports earth science curriculum-- Detailed text is an excellent resource for reports-- Colorful, close-up photographs of the animals capture and hold readers' attention while enhancing the text
Trees are vital to the healthy functioning of the global ecosystem and unparalleled in the range of materials they provide for human use. This volume is a comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, with information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in easy-to-read and concise language. Peter Thomas uncovers fascinating insights into these ubiquitous plants, addressing in an illuminating way questions such as how trees are designed, how they grow and reproduce, and why they eventually die. Written for a nontechnical audience, the book is nonetheless rigorous in its treatment and a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as interested lay readers.
This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species,Trees of Panama and Costa Ricaincludes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike. The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered. The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together Covers almost 500 species 428 high-resolution color photos 481 color distribution maps and two general maps Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included
The Treallisane Confrontation The U.S.S Enterprise has rushed to war-torn Trellisane! Kirk is on the bridge of a Klingon warship, McCoy is dining with cannibals, and the ship is surrounded by Romulans. In the Neutral Zone, power is up for grabs. Now only the ingenuity and raw courage of the Enterprise crew can avert catastrophe!
"Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey Aquarium. For the first time, the captive twenty-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more." "On the other side of the world, in the silent depths of the ocean, lies the Mariana Trench, where the Megalodon has spawned since the dawn of time. Paleo-biologist Jonas Taylor once dared to enter this perilous cavern. And he wears the painful scars of that deadly encounter. Now, as the body count rises and the horror of a monster's attack grips the California coast, Jonas must begin the hunt again."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Technical analysis expert L. A. Little shows how to identify and trade big market moves Significant money can be made in the stock market by following big trends. In Trend Qualification and Trading, market technician L. A. Little explains how to identify and qualify these trends to determine the likelihood that they will continue and produce better trading results. By combining price, volume, different timeframes, and the relationship between the general market, sectors, and individual stocks, Little shows how to measure the strength of stock trends. Most importantly, he demonstrates how to determine if a trend has what it takes to develop into a major move with greater profit potential or if it is basically a false signal. Takes a proven technical approach to identifying and profiting from financial market trends Shows how to best time entries, when to take profits, and when to exit trades Introduces Little's proprietary concept, The Trading Cube, which visually combines time and trend for a given trading instrument Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this guide will help you make more of your time in today's markets by providing an in-depth explanation of how to identify and qualify trends.
A wanderer struggles to understand his uncle's downfall six years after a financial catastrophe George Chell has never met a man as witty, as charming, or as brilliant as his uncle. Edward Chell was a financial titan, ruling over a kingdom of profit with an emperor's savage grace--until a stock market crash revealed that everything he had was built on sand. It destroyed both empire and emperor in one fell swoop, and nephew George was cast out into the world in the aftermath. For six years, he has wandered Britain, staying in grubby hotels and trying as hard as he can to forget his uncle. But when an article in the Financial Times reminds him of all he has lost, George has no choice but to confront the past in an attempt to understand the disaster that upended his life. Raised in the provincial backwater of a Norwich council flat, George was dazzled by the bright lights of the London financial world--but to save himself, he will have to look at that world with new eyes.
Brilliant, fearless, incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne was a self-made millionaire at thirty-five, former Undersecretary of State, current head of one of the nation's most prestigious foundations. Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the "secret government"--and is swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger beyond the corridors of official power...into a nightmare maze where Mafia leaders and billionaires mingle...where Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold. Here, in this sizzling world of mystery, seduction, and betrayal...where his family's survival and his own hinge on a hair trigger...where sinister forces are poised to exact a chilling conspiracy...here, a man like Trevayne can become a dreaded enemy, a duped pawn--or a king. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity.
A story about a boy who learns to feel like he belongs after moving from Trinidad to the U.S.
A whacko walking into a workplace after first making a threatening phone call ("I'm gonna get you") serves as the premise for each of the three novellas in this grisly anthology.
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