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The Rolling Stones

by Robert A. Heinlein

When the Stone twins made up their minds to leave Lunar City in a secondhand spaceship, they hadn't planned on having their whole family accompany them. But the Stones were not your ordinary Lunar family -- no way! -- and their voyage through the solar system sure proved it. What began as a simple business expedition to Mars soon mushroomed into a dangerous situation when Grandma Stone was lost in space. Then, just when everything seemed to be getting better, a Martian flatcat came aboard and fouled up the works. But the real trouble didn't get underway until the Stones headed for the asteroid belt to take up a mining proposition they, somehow, couldn't refuse...

Oh, Yuck!: The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

by Joy Masoff

An alphabetical collection of articles about disgusting things, from acne, ants, and bacteria to worms, x-periments, and zits.

Unlikely Friendships For Kids: The Dog and the Piglet and Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships

by Jennifer S. Holland

Unlikely Friendships is a phenomenon. A book with its compelling message of hope and friendship and differences overcome. Temple Grandin called it ". . . amazing. It shows the power of friendship. " Now Unlikely Friendships is rewritten for younger readers: Unlikely Friendships for Kids, a series of hardcover chapter books for children, ages seven and up. Here are three collections each with five of the clearest, most interesting stories from the original book, like the monkey and the dove or the leopard and the cow. Chapter books give young readers a strong sense of accomplishment, and these heartwarming animal stories, with their incredible photographs and inexplicable mysteries of attraction, their focus on friendship, love, and the ways that creatures of all different species can find common bonds of affection, will keep kids turning the pages to find out about the unusual ways animals help each other and discover the love of new friends. Each is a perfect gift for young animal lovers, and a lovely subject to help kids get reading.

Justice Administration: Police Courts and Corrections Management (Seventh Edition)

by Kenneth J. Peak

This seventh edition of Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management continues its examination of all facets of the criminal justice system as well as several related matters of interest to prospective and current administrators. The general goal of the book is to inform the reader of the primary people, practices, and terms that are utilized in justice administration. The author has held several administrative and academic positions in a criminal justice career spanning more than 35 years; thus, this book’s 16 chapters contain a palpable real-world flavor not found in most textbooks.

Easy Tagalog: Learn to Speak Tagalog Quickly

by Joi Barrios Julia Camagong

Easy Tagalog brings the Tagalog language and culture of the Philippines alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking basic Tagalog immediately. <P><P>The opening chapters introduce the essentials of Tagalog pronunciation and sentence construction, showing you how to build simple Tagalog sentences. Each subsequent chapter gives a short, easy dialogue that's useful in an everyday situation, along with a new set of sentence patterns and a vocabulary list to help you gradually build up your knowledge and repertoire for activities like making new acquaintances, going shopping, and much more. Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly island nation, so that you'll soon be able to talk with ease about everything from the weather to your job and home and family. An extensive glossary at the back and a variety of interesting practice activities, with answer keys, help you build your fluency. The audio disc is a great way to learn Tagalog and gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language. Let Filipino experts Barrios and Camagong teach you how to enjoy this beautiful language.

Elementary Tagalog Workbook: Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo! Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog!

by Jiedson R. Domigpe Nenita Pambid Domingo

Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo!Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog!Elementary Tagalog's comprehensive approach will help students master the basics without frustration. <P><P>From learning to read Tagalog words and pronounce its sounds to using correct grammar, communicating in dialogues and building vocabulary, learners will be surprised at how quickly their skills in Tagalog develop. The expert guidance in Elementary Tagalog is carefully sequenced to be the most effective and supportive for beginners.Covering a range of topics, the lessons center on themes from the family, the home, and the community to food, travel, health, leisure time, festivals and popular culture. There are plenty of exercises, activities and practice drills to help learners acquire and master the language fundamentals, while culture notes explore the diversity, heritage and history of the Philippines.The Elementary Tagalog Workbook is a helpful companion to the textbook and will assist you in practicing and polishing your skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, which offer a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Tagalog.

Incredible Sharks

by Seymour Simon

Some sharks can bite 300 times harder than a person and can hear prey in the water from 3,000 feet away. Find out more about these impressive hunters, from the tiny pygmy shark to the giant whale shark.

Farsi (Persian) for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Farsi

by Saeid Atoofi

Perfect for self-studiers or students, this Farsi language education book takes a user-friendly and clear approach.<P><P>Farsi is the language of Persia (present-day Iran)--the mellifluous mother tongue of famed 13th-century poet Rumi, whose works are still among the best-selling poems in America today. Farsi for Beginners is a complete language course by experienced teacher Dr. Saeid Atoofi which can help you to speak the language and understand this beautiful work of art in its original, as well as open doors to the Persian culture that is so popular in America today.Whether for pleasure, travel or business, language learners will find these lessons clear and easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand short sentences, express your basic needs, and read and write the 32-letter Farsi alphabet.Farsi for Beginners contains the following essential features: Native-speaker audio recordings help you to pronounce Farsi accurately. Dialogues and stories about a family traveling to contemporary Iran. Idioms, sayings and poems introducing you to the cultures in which Farsi is used. Extensive exercises with answer keys to guide your learning process. Photos and insider cultural tips teach you about Persian culture.Nearly one million Iranian-Americans live in the U.S. today, and a part of Los Angeles is referred to as "Tehrangeles". Farsi is also considered a "critically needed" language by the U.S. government. Learning Persian with Farsi for Beginners and its accompanying audio disc, can open opportunities for travel, for work, or simply to meet new people and understand their lives in a totally new way.

A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada

by Beverley Gray

Nature heals! This compact field guide introduces readers to 26 common Canadian wild plants with extraordinary healing properties. <p><p>Use arnica blossoms to heal muscle inflammation, improve digestion with chickweed and soothe a toothache with yarrow root-learning to identify and use wild medicinal plants is both fascinating and useful.Each plant profile includes a color photograph, identification and habitat information, as well as medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Skilled herbalist Beverley Gray also includes tips on how to sustainably gather and safely use beneficial wild plants.

The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History

by N. J. Dawood Bruce Lawrence Ibn Khaldun Franz Rosenthal

The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in the United States and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation first appeared in 1969.<P><P> This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthal's original introduction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence. This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty-first century audiences.<P> Chosen for Mark Zuckerberg's "A Year of Books"

Gone From the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History (Second Edition)

by John R. Hall

In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.

The United States Constitution: What It Says, What It Means

by Justicelearning. Org Staff

Affordable, readable, and indispensable,The United States Constitution: What it Says, What it Means allows you to put the most important document in American history in your back pocket. In conjunction with Justice Learning and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and with an introduction written by Caroline Kennedy and an afterword written by David Eisenhower, this pocket guide appeals to the broadest possible audience. Each Article and each Amendment is followed by a clear and concise explanation, in plain English, that is suitable for both middle and high school students. On December 8, 2004 President Bush officially signed Constitution Day into law. The law mandates that each year, on September 17th, schools and colleges that receive federal money are required to teach the Constitution. The new law was championed in Congress by Sen. Robert Byrd who famously carries around a copy of the document in his pocket. Sen. Byrd became increasingly alarmed at the lack of civics education-specifically relating to the Constitution-in our public schools and he wanted to take action. Lightweight, easy to use and easy for everyone to understand The United States Constitution: What it Says, What it Means is an excellent way for students and citizens of all ages to read and completely comprehend the building block of American democracy. Justice Learning (www. justicelearning. org), is a comprehensive on-line resource that offers wide-ranging non-partisan materials relating to civics education.

Who Were the Vikings?

by Struan Reid Jane Chisholm

Learn more about how ancient Vikings lived, ate, made things and traveled.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark

Writing Tools covers everything from the most basic tool to the more complex ones and provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts.

Introductory Logic:The Fundamentals of Thinking Well (5th Edition.)

by Douglas Wilson James B. Nance

This book intends to help students in establishing a concrete and applicable knowledge of propositional arguments.

Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, The British Tradition (California Edition)

by The Editors at the Pearson

English literature textbook that focuses on the British experience.

Vocabulary From Classical Roots 4

by Lee Mountain

In this book you will get to know groups of words descended from Latin and Greek roots. Each word family has a root that is connected to a concept, or idea.

Be Rich (Ephesians)

by Warren W. Wiersbe

In a society where wealth is often the measurement of success, popular author and Bible teacher Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe unravels Ephesians to reveal the countercultural nature of the gospel. Through helpful illustrations and analysis, he opens our eyes to the riches that we already have in Christ--though we rarely take advantage of them.Not only has God given us the promise of an eternity in heaven, He has given us the reality of a relationship with Him right here on earth. Be encouraged in this good news and stop seeking the things of this world, for we already have the priceless gift of eternal life in Christ!

Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guide

by Gary P. Menser

Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushrooms Field Guide tells how to find wild mushrooms in America. <P><P>It is a hip-pocket field guide that presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the USA and 8 poisonous species that they are confused with. A reliable reference for beginners, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise way. A copact course in mycology as well as a handy tool for the professional. <P> Features: How to collect, identify and dry, useful keys and charts, Chemical qualities, genus and species information, over 30 color photos and 50 line drawings, taxonomy, and glossaries: Latin terms, macroscopic and microscopic characteristics.

Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job!

by Eleanor Whitney

Grow is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects who want to achieve success and sustainability. <P><P>Drawing on her years of experience helping people succeed with do-it-yourself projects based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism, and community work, Eleanor Whitney empowers you to clarify your vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds, market, and manage your do-it-yourself project. The book is full of real-life inspiration and creative business advice from successful, independent businesses owners and creative people with projects that began in the do-it-yourself spirit.

Go Math! [Grade 2] Texas, Volume 1

by Edward B. Burger Juli K. Dixon Matthew R. Larson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Big Feminist BUT

by Jeffrey Brown Gabrielle Bell Joan Reilly Shannon O'Leary Ulli Lust

The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism is a comics anthology that asks: What do we really mean when we say, "I'm not a feminist, BUT..." or "I am 100% a feminist, BUT...<P><P>" What do our great big "BUTs" say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century? We asked some of the most talented ladies (and gentlemen) working in comics and animation today, along with some of the smartest writers we know including Lauren Weinstein, Jeffrey Brown, Sarah Oleksyk, Gabrielle Bell, Justin Hall, Ron Rege Jr., Vanessa Davis, Josh Neufeld, Andi Zeisler, Angie Wang, Ulli Lust (winner of the 34th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize for graphic novels/comics) and a whole lot more, to "but" into the heated discussion about the much more level but still contradictory playing field both sexes are struggling to find their footing on today.

Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art

by John Little Bruce Lee

This is a book that Bruce Lee began writing in 1964, but never completed. Lee's writing reveals his thoughtful analysis of the tapestry of Chinese martial arts, offering glimpses into the varied styles and his commentary on these arts.<P><P> Lee's intense curiosity led him to accumulate this knowledge and expose the limitations of strict adherence to tradition, which inspired him to develop his cosmopolitan "way of no way."The Tao of Gung Fu includes insights into various Chinese martial arts and training methodologies, sketches of martial arts techniques, Lee's personal scrapbook of his famous thesis, "The Tao of Gung Fu." Witness Lee's personal cultivation of excellence in martial arts. His application of philosophy to physical movements epitomizes the unification of mind and body-a genuine way of living for the martial artist.Chapters include:What is Gung Fu?-An Introduction to Chinese Gung Fu, On Yin and Yang, and Bridging the Gap of Yin and YangSome Techniques of Gung Fu-The Fundamentals of Gung Fu, The Basic Striking Points of Gung Fu, Introducing the Wing Chun Straight Punch, and The Practice of FormsTaoism in the Chinese Art of Gung Fu-On Wu-Hsin (No-Mindedness), On Wu Wei (Nondoing), and Centered ThoughtsIdeas and Opinions-Traditions and Histories of Chinese Gung Fu, The Question of Psychic Center, and Bruce's view on Gung FuAppendices-Bruce Lee's gung fu background at the time he wrote this book, Gung Fu terminology, and Letters and gung fu scrapbook This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features:Bruce Lee's Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

Generation What?: Dispatches from the Quarter-Life Crisis

by Bess Vanrenen

Seemingly a bit ludicrous and even comical, the quarter-life crisis is actually a very real phenomenon afflicting more rudderless twenty-somethings with each passing year. In Generation What?, young up-and-coming writers recount their individual quarrels between hoping to exist on the fringes of childhood and wanting to participate in the arena of adult responsibility.<P><P>Some heartbreaking, some humorous, the essayists' disparate topics--passionless marriage, fallible parents, Peace Corps survival, cutting the college-life cord, and the like--run the gamut of disillusionment, denial, and yes, even deliverance.The Lost Generation nursed the devastating wounds of World War I. The Greatest Generation conquered both the Great Depression and totalitarianism. The Beat Generation sped along the counterculture pathways. The Baby Boomers embraced protests and free love, while Generation X birthed mass technology and postmodern malaise. And Generation Y--the young people of the millennium who have more resources, technology, and education than any before--has . . . what?Essayists include editors from Broken Pencil and JANE magazine and contributors to The New York Times, The Village Voice, BUST, Adbusters, and PLENTY, as well as young authors with books forthcoming from Harper Perennial and Simon & Schuster. Bess Vanrenen currently calls Denver, Colorado, home, although she has also lived in Brooklyn, Reno, and Maadi, Egypt. For anyone hoping to induce a quarter-life crisis, Bess recommends graduate school.

Fat Man and Little Boy

by Mike Meginnis

Two bombs over Japan. Two shells. One called Little Boy, one called Fat Man. Three days apart. The one implicit in the other. Brothers.Named one of Flavorwire's best independent books of 2014, and winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.<P><P>In this striking debut novel, the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are personified as Fat Man and Little Boy. This small measure of humanity is a cruelty the bombs must suffer. Given life from death, the brothers' journey is one of surreal and unsettling discovery, transforming these symbols of mass destruction into beacons of longing and hope."Impressive. . . The novel straddles a hybrid genre of historical magical realism." - The Japan Times"Meginnis's talent is his ability to make the reader feel empathy for souls who killed so many. . . Many pages in this novel feel like engravings . . . Meginnis has written one of the best, most natural novels about the atomic bombs." - Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions"[An] imaginative debut. . . Meginnis' story is both surprising and incisive." - Publishers WeeklyNamed one of "the year's most impressive debut novelists" by the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival"An imaginative and surprisingly intimate look at the consequences of our actions and the costs of war." - Library Journal"In his inventive and fabulist debut novel Fat Man and Little Boy Mike Meginnis lends a surprisingly human dimension to the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II." - Largehearted Boy"Throughout Fat Man and Little Boy, Meginnis's language is luminous and disarmingly spare, whether he is invoking a naturalist moment or a fantastical metamorphosis." - Necessary Fiction"Beguiling, strange, and strangely lovely, Fat Man and Little Boy is a deeply sorrowful yet mysteriously empowering debut."-Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers"Only someone with the deftness of heart of a writer like Mike Meginnis could redefine the war novel into something like Fat Man and Little Boy, a book which translates our basic world of never-ending terror into a highly nuanced and inventive diorama available absolutely nowhere else."-Blake Butler, author of Scorch Atlas and There is No Year"Mike Meginnis is my favorite kind of writer-extraordinarily inventive, formally curious, profoundly moving-and his Fat Man and Little Boy is a debut of impressive ambition, a reinvention of the historical novel, an existential thriller powered by the booming engines of history, the atom, the human heart." -Matt Bell, author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods"In Fat Man and Little Boy, Mike Meginnis takes the mother of all atrocities and makes it strange, sizable, turns it so sideways that we're forced to notice, to take heed. This alone is an achievement, but it's the way he does it that dazzles-with gorgeous, careful prose that gives us human failings and a desperate longing for connection so vividly rendered that we have no choice but drink it in, to reckon once again with this disaster in our own time and way."-Amber Sparks, author of The Desert Places and May We Shed These Human Bodies

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