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New World History & Geography: In Christian Perspective (Fourth Edition)

by A Beka Book staff

This text presents the history and geography of North and South America from a Christian perspective, including both the native American and European heritage of the New World. It includes a chapter on Canada. It follows an organized, regional progression as it leads students on a tour of the western hemisphere.

"We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill": An Oral History

by Boyd Jean A.

The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown (the originator of western swing) at the musical helm and future Texas governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel as band manager and emcee, the Doughboys are still going strong in the twenty-first century. Arguably the quintessential Texas band, the Doughboys have performed all the varieties of music that Texans love, including folk and fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, gospel and hymns, commercial country songs and popular ballads, honky-tonk, ragtime and blues, western swing and jazz, minstrel songs, movie hits, and rock 'n' roll.

The Journey of Self Discovery

by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada

Amid the parched desert of materialism, "The Journey of Self-Discovery" offers a sure pathway to the oasis of higher, spiritual awareness.

Divas in the Convent: Nuns, Music, and Defiance in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Craig A. Monson

When eight-year-old Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590OCo1662) entered one of the preeminent convents in Bologna in 1598, she had no idea what cloistered life had in store for her. Thanks to clandestine instruction from a local "maestro di cappella"OCoand despite the church hierarchyOCOs vehement opposition to all convent musicOCoVizzana became the star of the convent, composing works so thoroughly modern and expressive that a recent critic described them as OC historical treasures. OCO But at the very moment when VizzanaOCOs works appeared in 1623OCoshe would be the only Bolognese nun ever to publish her musicOCoextraordinary troubles beset her and her fellow nuns, as episcopal authorities arrived to investigate anonymous allegations of sisterly improprieties with male members of their order. aaaaaaaaaaa Craig A. Monson retells the story of Vizzana and the nuns of Santa Cristina to elucidate the role that music played in the lives of these cloistered women. Gifted singers, instrumentalists, and composers, these nuns used music not only to forge links with the community beyond convent walls, but also to challenge and circumvent ecclesiastical authority. Monson explains how the sisters of Santa CristinaOCorefusing to accept what the church hierarchy called GodOCOs will and what the nuns perceived as a besmirching of their honorOCofought back with words and music, and when these proved futile, with bricks, roof tiles, and stones. These women defied one Bolognese archbishop after another, cardinals in Rome, and even the pope himself, until threats of excommunication and abandonment by their families brought them to their knees twenty-five years later. By then, Santa CristinaOCOs imaginative but frail composer literally had been driven mad by the conflict. aaaaaaaaaaa MonsonOCOs fascinating narrative relies heavily on the words of its various protagonists, on both sides of the cloister wall, who emerge vividly as imaginative, independent-minded, and not always sympathetic figures. In restoring the musically gifted Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana to history, Monson introduces readers to the full range of captivating characters who played their parts in seventeenth-century convent life. a

The Big Book of Bible Questions

by A D Publishing Services Limited

Four simple questions are asked for each of sixty different Bible persons or events. These simple questions, drawn from the lives of all the main characters of the Bible, and covering all the main events, will delight, challenge, and amuse. All the best-loved stories are here, brought to life by the Italian artist Paola Bertolini Grudina's lively illustrations.

Cam Jansen: Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery #31

by David A. Adler

The beloved elementary school sleuth Cam Jansen is back in her 31st mystery!Eric's father is finally graduating from college. But before the celebration can begin, a very special present from Grandpa Shelton disappears. Was it lost--or stolen? There's no way Cam will let a thief ruin the graduation celebration! She must use her photographic memory to track down the gift. .

Cam Jansen: The Mystery Writer Mystery (Cam Jansen #27)

by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen, her friends, and their parents are at school for a book fair. Everyone's favorite mystery writer, Jim E. Winter, is also there signing books. During the signing, Danny's parents discover their car is missing. Was it stolen? Jim E. Winter thinks he can solve the mystery. But will super sleuth Cam click her way to the thief first?

Cam Jansen: The Triceratops Pops Mystery (Cam Jansen #15)

by David A. Adler

Cam can't wait to buy the latest recording by her favorite group, the Triceratops Pops. But when she and Eric get to the store, all the Tpops CD's are gone.The clerk just put six on the shelf a few minutes ago -- did they sell that fast, or were they stolen? It's up to Cam to crack the case!

Cam Jansen: The Wedding Cake Mystery (Cam Jansen #30)

by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen and her friends are volunteering at a talent show at the local senior center. They're having fun entertaining the guests and enjoying treats donated by Ken's Bakeshop. But during the show someone steals the wedding cake from Ken's truck out front. Can Cam use her photographic memory to solve the mystery before the wedding? The 30th mystery in this series has Cam volunteering in her community and tracking down a thief with a sweet tooth!

Don't Talk to Me About the War

by David A. Adler

Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it?s 1940, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is the war in Europe. Don?t talk to Tommy about that, though. He has more immediate concerns? like Beth starting to wear earrings and his mother?s declining health. The stories of a Jewish friend at school, however, begin to make the war more real to him, and Tommy, like the world around him, is sure to be forever changed. .

CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide

by David A. Coleman David D. Westcott

Sybex is now the official publisher for CWNP, the certifying vendor for the CWNA program. This valuable guide covers all objectives for the newest version of the PW0-104 exam, including radio technologies; antenna concepts; wireless LAN hardware and software; network design, installation and management; wireless standards and organizations; 802. 11 network architecture; wireless LAN security; performing site surveys; and troubleshooting. Also included are hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, a detailed glossary, and a pre-assessment test. The CD-ROM features two bonus exams, over 150 flashcards, and numerous White Papers and demo software. Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from CWNP's website at www. cwnp. com/sybex.

Essentials of Online Payment Security and Fraud Prevention

by David A. Montague

Essential guidance for preventing fraud in the card-not-present (CNP) space This book focuses on the prevention of fraud for the card-not-present transaction. The payment process, fraud schemes, and fraud techniques will all focus on these types of transactions ahead. Reveals the top 45 fraud prevention techniques Uniquely focuses on eCommerce fraud essentials Provides the basic concepts around CNP payments and the ways fraud is perpetrated If you do business online, you know fraud is a part of doing business. Essentials of On-line Payment Security and Fraud Prevention equips you to prevent fraud in the CNP space.

Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict

by David A. Nibert

By comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David A. Nibert finds in the domestication of animals, which he renames "domesecration," a perversion of human ethics, the development of large-scale acts of violence, disastrous patterns of destruction, and growth-curbing epidemics of infectious disease.

Destination: Universe!

by A. E. Van Vogt

11 stories: Far Centaurus, The Monster, Dormant, Enchanted Village, A Can of Paint, Defense, The Rulers, "Dear Pen Pal", The Sound, The Search, and Postscript

The Players of Null-A

by A. E. Van Vogt

[from the back cover] Null-A Revisited Shadow of The Follower What strange being was The Follower? That question plagued Gilbert Gosseyn all during his efforts to track down this galaxy-threatening entity. Wherever Gosseyn went, the shadow of The Follower fell across the trail. Even Gosseyn's NULL-A trained double brain could not cut through that darkness....

Slan

by A. E. Van Vogt

The Slans are a super-race, capable of mind-reading, and equipped with bodies many times more resistant to fatigue than ordinary mortals. But they live in constant fear of discovery, for the rewards are great if anyone should capture a Slan, dead or alive. Jommy Cross was their only hope. He alone had the secret of his father's invention; he alone was capable of proving that the Slans' knowledge could benefit mankind.

Transfinite: The Essential A. E. Van Vogt

by A. E. Van Vogt

a compendium of short stories by one of science fiction's greatest masters

The Weapon Shops of Isher

by A. E. Van Vogt

Fast moving Science fiction.

The World of Null-A

by A. E. Van Vogt

[from the back cover] "The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen Grandmaster A. E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A is his most famous and most influential. It was the first major trade SF hardcover ever, in 1949, and has been in print in various editions ever since. The entire careers of Philip K. Dick, Keith Laumer, Alfred Bester, Charles Harness, and Philip Jose Farmer were created or influenced by The World of Null-A, and so it is required reading for anyone who wishes to know the canon of SF classics. It is the year 2650 and Earth has become a world of non-Aristotelianism, or Null-A. This is the story of Gilbert Gosseyn, who lives in that future world where the Games Machine, made up of twenty-five thousand electronic brains, sets the course of people's lives. Gosseyn isn't even sure of his own identity, but realizes he has some remarkable abilities and sets out to use them to discover who has made him a pawn in an interstellar plot."

The Loner Book 1

by J. A. Johnstone

Most people have no idea that successful young businessman Conrad Browning is the son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan. And that's one secret he plans to keep--until his beautiful wife, Rebel, was kidnapped by a group of deadly bandits. Like Father--Deadly Like Son--Deadlier When Conrad Browning's wife disappears in the untamed frontier, Conrad finds himself assuming the identity of his famous gunslinging father, Frank Morgan, to find her. But his hopes of rescuing Rebel are swiftly shattered--and now he's burning for vengeance, the old-fashioned way. So he fakes his own death and starts calling himself The Loner, becoming the deadliest gunfighter this side of his own father--ready to settle the score in blood and bullets. . .

The Loner: Brutal Vengeance

by J. A. Johnstone

In a land of legends The Loner has nothing to prove. That's usually when violence finds its way to him. . . Vengeance Will Be MineFor a posse chasing a murderous band of outlaws, a quiet kid with a lightning fast gun is good company. And when the outlaws turn around and attack the posse, The Loner doesn't have a choice: he's now caught up in a running gun battle across West Texas. The Loner knows the men he's fighting are bad to the bone--led by a merciless killer named Warren Latch. But what about the guys on his side? As men on both sides of the fight bite the dust, the Loner has fewer allies and no way out. That's when a beautiful bounty hunter appears on the scene--to lead the way into another vendetta, another betrayal, and one final, bloody fight to the death. . .

The Loner: Crossfire

by J. A. Johnstone

A FATHER. A FIGHTER. A FINAL SHOWDOWN. . . The Loner has searched the frontier for his missing children and their vengeful, runaway mother. Now, in fog-shrouded San Francisco, his search ends-and the fight begins. . . HELL ON FRISCO BAY Conrad Browning is The Loner, a man on a mission, crossing the country-and crossing a lot of bad men-to rescue his kidnapped young twins. The trail has led him all the way to San Francisco's perilous red light-district, where a crime lord is the proud father of newly adopted twins. The Loner knows his children when he sees them. But they're hostage to a brutal, violent mob feud. Then, just when he needs it most, The Loner is no longer alone: he is joined by his own father, Frank Morgan-the most notorious gunman in the West. A family's pain. A woman's betrayal. A city exploding in violence. . . The Loner has come to the right place to save his children. But will they get out of Frisco alive?

The Loner: The Big Gundown

by J. A. Johnstone

The Loner intends to see justice served--until he realizes the line between good and evil is often blurred. Vengeance Is A Dangerous Game. . . Using an old cannon that once belonged to Napoleons army, an outlaw gang has been bringing trains to a halt and then robbing them. Now Edward Sheffield--one of the owners of the railroad--wants to hire Conrad Morgan, known as The Loner, to wipe the gang off the map. The Loner isnt interested, especially when Sheffields hot-blooded wife tries to seduce him into going after the gangs leader, Gideon Black--a renegade ex-colonel-turned-outlaw. But when the gang turns their big gun on a town, killing several innocent people, The Loner has to choose sides. The best way to take them out? Become one of them. And thats when The Loner uncovers some unsavory secrets--and finds himself caught between the middle of two ruthless forces. . .

The Loner: The Blood of Renegades

by J. A. Johnstone

In Utah the Loner finds religion-behind the barrel of a gun. . . SHOWER THE BRIDE WITH LEAD. . . The damsel is in distress, or so it seems to Conrad Browning. On his way across the wide, tall Utah territory to California, the Loner meets a beautiful Mormon girl on the run from a forced wedding-and the gun-toting faithful trying to hunt her down. But there are two sides to every story-and the ones you don't hear are the ones that can get you killed. The runaway bride has a little history of her own. Soon, the Loner touches off a storm of unholy gunfire, drawing blood from an outlaw and a death sentence from a patriarch. Among murderers and Mormons, Bibles and bullets, the Loner finds himself riding to a wedding-a ceremony he intends to crash with a vengeance. . .

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