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Khazan Ecosystems of Goa

by Sangeeta M. Sonak

This book elaborates on the Khazan ecosystems of Goa, India. Khazans are human-managed ecosystems, which are reclaimed from coastal wetlands, salt marshes and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated through a highly structured system of dykes, canals, furrows, and sluice gates using resources that are amply available locally. Khazan ecosystems are marvels of tribal engineering. They are a simple architectural design, which operate at a very low running cost using tidal, hydro, and solar energy. The design contributes to a highly complex but eco-friendly ecosystem integrating agriculture, aquaculture and salt panning. . Khazan ecosystems have been functional for the last 3500 years. The history of Khazans is very ancient and can be traced to the transition from food gathering to food growing, which has been regarded as the biggest step in the history of human civilization. Khazan ecosystems thus have a high historical and world heritage value. They are also repositories of global biodiversity, with unique flora suitable to their unique and highly variable environment. They are endemic and heritage ecosystems of Goa and ultimately reservoirs of history and heritage. Using the example of the Khazan lands, the book analyzes and comments on traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous technology. It presents the evolution of Khazan management institutions over a period of more than three thousand years, as well as factors that have contributed to its decline in recent years It develops a conceptual framework for ecosystem performance and suggests strategies for conservation of Khazans as well as strategies to build on these indigenous adaptation mechanisms to cope with the global environmental change.

Kiai!

by Roberto Fuentes Piers Anthony

Karate, kung-fu, aikido—Jason Striker was a master of them all. His entire body was a finely honed weapon, capable of destroying even the most skilled antagonist. But Striker was a man of peace; his school of martial arts was dedicated to defense, not aggression.Then came the tournament, a fight-to-the-finish matching of the top representatives of the world’s leading martial arts. There would be no rules, no fouls called, no techniques forbidden, no repercussions if men should die. No such meeting could ever occur in the United States, for here there are laws against manslaughter. But in the far reaches of his estate in Nicaragua, Vincente Pedro was the law . . .

Kick the Football, Charlie Brown!

by Judy Katschke Charles M. Shultz

"Happiness is a warm puppy! Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue! Happiness is a side dish of french fries with ketchup! And sometimes. . . happiness is kicking a football." Other books by these authors are available in this library.

Kicked Out

by Beth Goobie

Dime is fifteen and always angry. Her parents don't understand her, and her brother was paralyzed in an accident. When the fights and accusations become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. But her troubles follow her. Until she realizes that she has to start taking some responsibility, nothing will change.

Kicking In the Wall

by Barbara Abercrombie

When Patti Smith was plagued with writer's block -- "scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned poems" -- playwright Sam Shepard advised her, "When you hit a wall, just kick it in." In these pages, Abercrombie shows readers how to do just that. Like a workout with a top trainer, her writing exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle. Quotes from famous writers inspire each day's exercise. Though Abercrombie says readers need only commit five minutes to each exercise, she writes, "I've seen novels, memoirs, and many essays get started" in those five minutes, "and a lot ended up being published." Her playful, powerful method is ideal -- maybe even essential -- fuel for writers trying to get off the starting block, persevere through challenges, and cross their personal creativity finish lines.

Kicking It

by Kalayna Price Faith Hunter

Featuring stories by SHANNON K. BUTCHER * RACHEL CAINE * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY * FAITH HUNTER * CHLOE NEILL * KALAYNA PRICE * ROB THURMAN New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble. Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill's all-new adventure. And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear. Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you're fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.

Kicking Sick: Your Go-to Guide For Thriving With Chronic Health Conditions

by Amy Kurtz

Has a chronic health issue taken over your life? More than half of us in the US are struggling with at least one. Amy Kurtz gets it. Starting in her mid-teens, she endured two perfect storms of illness that progressed into her twenties. It earned her the label "the sick chick"--and the shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that comes with it. She's radically improved her health, and today she's helping men and women of all ages live well regardless of their health situation. With honesty, humor, and empathy, Kicking Sick shows you how to jettison despair, tune in to your body and inner wisdom, take charge, and build an effective support circle of medical experts, friends, and family. Kicking Sick also brings you essential advice from Amy's own A-team of experts--the ones crucial to her own turnaround: her personal physician Mark Hyman, gastroenterologist Gerard Mullin, endocrinologist Philip Felig, Crazy Sexy Cancer author Kris Carr, new thought leader Gabby Bernstein, and renowned yogi Elena Brower, plus many real life "glow warriors. "

Kickoff!

by Ronde Barber Tiki Barber Paul Mantell

"Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!" Tiki and Ronde's twelfth summer is winding down -- the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it's almost the start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles. But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition for starting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make it past tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they have to spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders? Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, Kickoff! is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.

Kickoff!

by Paul Mantell Ronde Barber Tiki Barber

"Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!" Tiki and Ronde's twelfth summer is winding down -- the nights are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it's almost the start of football season at last. With two championships and an 8-2 season last year, Tiki and Ronde are ready to graduate from the Peewee League and hit the field as starting players for the Hidden Valley Eagles. But junior high is a lot bigger than elementary school. The competition for starting spots is stiff, and seniority rules. If Tiki and Ronde make it past tryouts and cuts, will they get the chance to play, or will they have to spend the season watching from the bench with the other seventh graders? Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, Kickoff! is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.

The Kid

by Dan Savage

Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.

The Kid: A Novel

by Ron Hansen

A new novel from Ron Hansen, the award-winning author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid.Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here. In The Kid, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing readers back into the late 1800s and into Billy's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable read about a uniquely American anti-hero.

The Kid Coach

by Fred Bowen

The Tigers are in trouble.Baseball season is underway and Coach Skelly just quit.When Scott and his teammates can't find anyone to coach the team, it looks as if the Tigers' season might be over before it really begins.But then the Tigers have an idea: what if one of them became coach? After all, some of the biggest names in baseball history were player-coaches. Why not a kid coach?

Kid Comic Strips

by Ian Gordon

This book looks at the humor that artists and editors believed would have appeal in four different countries. Ian Gordon explains how similar humor played out in comic strips across different cultures and humor styles. By examining Skippy and Ginger Meggs, the book shows a good deal of similarities between American and Australian humor while establishing some distinct differences. In examining the French translation of Perry Winkle, the book explores questions of language and culture. By shifting focus to a later period and looking at the American and British comics entitled Dennis the Menace, two very different comics bearing the same name, Kid Comic Strips details both differences in culture and traditions and the importance of the type of reader imagined by the artist.

Kid Pirates: Their Battles, Shipwrecks, & Narrow Escapes (Ten True Tales)

by Allan Zullo

Some volunteered. Others were forced to serve. But each of these young people sailed with the world's most feared pirates -- from the notorious Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to Sir Henry Morgan and others. Some of these kids fought side-by-side with the pirates, and others tried to escape. You will never forget their incredible true stories.

Kid Presidents

by David Stabler Doogie Horner

The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom "museum" full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it's the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.

Kid Rodelo

by Louis L'Amour

Joe Harbin hadn't killed a man for a fortune in gold just to sit in prison and let Rodelo collect it. But when he and his men break out and head for the stash, they end up with a pair of unwelcome partners: Rodelo and a beautiful woman with a hidden past. To get fifty thousand dollars in gold across fifty miles of desert, the desperate band quickly learns how much they need each other---and how deep their greed and suspicion can run. At the end of the journey lie the waters of Baja and a new life in Mexico, but first they have to survive the savage heat, bounty-hunting Yaqui Indians, and the shifting, treacherous nature of both the desert sands and their own conflicting loyalties.From the Paperback edition.

Kid Tips Proven Child-Care Tips From Experienced Parents Across The Country

by Tom Mcmahon

TheRealParenting Experts Speak Out!For this invaluable book, Tom McMahon mounted a nationwide media campaign and gathered a wealth of tested and proven child raising tips from experienced parents in over three hundred cities across the country. Here are more than one thousand of the best, reflecting every aspect of parenting -- inside tips today's busy parents all too often don't have time to share with their family and friends. Discover fresh, unique, creative ideas that are fun, thrifty, easily accessible and pediatrician-approved for health and safety:PLAYTIME-- from indoor activities to outdoor play to coping with clutter and cleanupMEALTIME-- how to feed baby, deal with your finicky eater and dine out without losing your mindHEALTH AND SAFETY-- taking medicine painlessly, soothing colicky babies, visiting the doctor, and moreDISCIPLINE-- three easy steps that short-circuit big problems before they begin!BEDTIME-- from putting baby to bed to quieting bumps in the nightON THE GO-- travel and vacations, errands and shopping made easySELF ESTEEM AND RELATIONSHIPS-- promoting healthful self-respect and respect for othersFrom baby basics to easy toilet training to teaching your children responsibility and more, here are fast, fabulous "fixes" that work!

The Kid Who Became President

by Dan Gutman

Judson Moon returns as the President of the United States in this hilarious sequel to THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT -- updated just in time for the 2012 election! My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!

The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old's Summit of Mt. Everest

by Bear Grylls

Full of courage, humor, friendship, and faith, this is the remarkable story of the youngest Englishman to climb Mount Everest. He endured over 70 days on Everest's southeast face and narrowly escaped death when he fell into a crevasse at 19,000 feet. At the age of 23, he overcame weather conditions and months of limited sleep to reach the summit.

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

by Matthew F Christopher

Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had decided against joining the team, when he met George Baruth. He promised Sylvester he would help him become one of the best players ever. Before long he was hitting homers.

Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The adventures of David Balfour, a young orphan, as he journeys through the dangerous Scottish Highlands in an attempt to regain his rightful inheritance. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic coming-of-age story.

Kidnapped

by Diane Hoh

Framed for a crime she didn't commit, Nora must prove her innocence For Nora Mulgrew, the days between the end of Salem University's summer session and the start of fall semester are the "dead time." The campus is deserted, and Nora is the only resident in eerie old Nightingale Hall, a ramshackle dorm whose dark past has earned it the nickname "Nightmare Hall." Nora hasn't heard any of those rumors, but her own nightmare is about to begin. An education major, Nora has spent the summer working at a day care where her favorite pupil is a darling child named Mindy. When Mindy goes missing, campus security suspects Nora. As she battles migraines and the suspicions of the police, Nora hunts the campus for the child. Someone has framed her for a terrible crime, and Nora must find out who it is before it's too late. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Kidnapped! (Sweet Valley High #13)

by Francine Pascal Kate William

A living nightmare ... Elizabeth Wakefield never imagined that her evening of volunteer work at Sweet Valley's hospital would turn into the most horrifying night of her life. But when a strong hand clamps a chloroformed rag over her mouth and she is pulled from her car, Elizabeth's hellish ordeal begins. When she regains consciousness, Elizabeth finds herself tied to a chair in an isolated shack. She has been kidnapped by Carl, a lonely and disturbed orderly from the hospital. Elizabeth doesn't know what Carl wants from her, but it's clear he's on the brink of insanity. Somehow Elizabeth must escape before it's too late!

The Kidney in Heart Failure

by George L. Bakris

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular events and death. The coexistence of CKD and heart failure is increasing in prevalence worldwide and requires a unique and subtle approach to patient management. The Kidney in Heart Failure focuses on the changes that occur in kidney physiology as a function of a failing heart. This comprehensive resource covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, management of kidney disorders and advances in nephropathy management. In addition, the latest therapies, common heart failure dilemmas and kidney disease markers are included. Each chapter is co-authored by a Nephrologist and Cardiologist, offering a unified perspective to these chronic conditions. This indispensible volume provides the reader with the depth-of-knowledge needed for assessing and treating the cardio renal patient.

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