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In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.
This thrilling sequel to the bestselling "The Day My Butt Went Psycho" boldly goes where no butt has gone before. Can young Zack stop an invasion of Zombie Butts from taking over the planet? Or is Earth doomed to suffer the tyranny of the stinkiest space invaders this side of Uranus?
Tiddles is a suave, carefree kitty cat whose only pleasures in life are eating mice, wooing the ladies, and being generally apathetic toward his owner, Jake. But when a toxic spill occurs outside of town, Tiddles finds himself savagely attacked by a nasty-looking radioactive field mouse, and he wakes up as one of the undead. However, he still retains a bit of compassion and refrains--for now--from zombie Bacchanalian delights, such as eating living beings' brains! Umm . . . any brains at all!However, Tiddles, a.k.a. Zombie Cat, is decomposing rapidly and would prefer to live a normal life in the zombie apocalypse with his owner, Jake. But will Jake take in his former cuddly pet or will ZC be doomed to roam the streets trying to avoid the inevitable pull of his undead yearnings? Zombie Cat is a humorous adult picture book in the vein of Pat the Zombie and Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story. Isabel Atherton's quirky storytelling combined with Bethany Straker's captivating (and slightly grotesque!) illustrations make this the perfect addition to any Halloween collection. It's the ideal gift for any crazed zombie fanatic--or equally crazed cat lover.
The Zombie Chasers take to the high seas in the sixth installment of John Kloepfer's hysterical Zombie Chasers tween series, illustrated by David DeGrand. Zack Clarke and his team--Zoe, Rice, Ozzie, Madison, and Olivia--have fled the infested coasts of Florida, chased by a ravenous mob of super zombies. With no antidote in sight, there's only one person who can help them now: an eccentric explorer and renowned zombie expert . . . but he's lying low in a zombie-proof bunker somewhere in the Caribbean. As the pals fend off decomposing pirates, crusty crewmates, and putrid sea creatures, they race to uncover the cure for zombies everywhere. But will they be able to defeat the zombies of the Caribbean before the cure and their plan go overboard? With all the middle school shenanigans, fast-paced adventure, and hilarious black-and-white drawings that have made this series so beloved by reluctant readers everywhere, The Zombie Chasers #6: Zombies of the Caribbean is a gore-larious romp not to be missed!
Fleeing Xeth's unwanted advances, Breanna uses all of her worldly wiles to escape a fate that is literally worse that death. With the help of some colorful companions, including King Dor, Prince Dolph, and a "youthened" Magician Bink- and Justin Tree, who serves as her spirit guide on this oddest of odysseys- Breanna sets out on a perilous quest. Her travels lead from the Region of Madness to the evanescent Isle of Women, which is ruled by women, and on to Xanth's myriad "worlds of maybe" orbiting Queen Ida's head. And at the end of her unearthly journey she discovers a surprising fulfillment of her fondest desires.
From a farmer at war with Nature?s creatures, to dangerous doings when the henhouse goes on-line, to the hazards of keeping company with a book wyrm, here are ingenious tales that will make readers laugh or cry?or double-check to make sure that their windows and doors are firmly locked against the things that prowl the night.
Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They' re coming. They're hungry.Don't wait for them to come to you! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake . . . every civilization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories-complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead. Organize before they rise!Scripted by the world's leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with-and survived- the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Z is for ZOMBIE. . . Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou. But the small village they visit has a scary problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie with silver hair who has been digging up graves in the cemetery. Can the the tales be true? It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to unearth the secrets of the zombie zone.
How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Colin Adams, humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today's most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates how in this zombie adventure novel.Zombies and Calculus is the account of Craig Williams, a math professor at a small liberal arts college in New England, who, in the middle of a calculus class, finds himself suddenly confronted by a late-arriving student whose hunger is not for knowledge. As the zombie virus spreads and civilization crumbles, Williams uses calculus to help his small band of survivors defeat the hordes of the undead. Along the way, readers learn how to avoid being eaten by taking advantage of the fact that zombies always point their tangent vector toward their target, and how to use exponential growth to determine the rate at which the virus is spreading. Williams also covers topics such as logistic growth, gravitational acceleration, predator-prey models, pursuit problems, the physics of combat, and more. With the aid of his story, you too can survive the zombie onslaught.Featuring easy-to-use appendixes that explain the mathematics necessary to enjoy the book, Zombies and Calculus is suitable for recent converts to calculus as well as more advanced readers familiar with multivariable calculus.
In the 1950s, eight young men, dreaming of literary immortality, buried a time capsule With their science fiction stories and cultural relics. Now the capsule is being dredged up.
For quick reference and detailed study, the Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible is the most comprehensive Bible atlas available. The Geographical section presents the physical geography of the lands of the biblical word, from Egypt to Mesopotamia. The Israel/Jordan region especially is discussed in depth. The HISTORICAL SECTION presents in detail the flow of biblical history in its geographical context and shows how geography influenced the course of biblical history. A separate section on JERUSALEM traces the history and development of the city that is at the center of much of biblical history. THE DISCIPLINES OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY shows the reader how the actual sites of ancient cities are rediscovered--an often complex process that sirs the imagination with the excitement of highly specialized detective work. An outstanding feature is the GAZETTEER. This is an exhaustive place-name index that gives the exact geographical location for each name with the pages and maps on which the name is found in the Atlas.
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilization under orders from the provisional government based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street--aka Zone One--but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remain. While the army has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected, teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out a more innocuous variety--the "malfunctioning" stragglers, who exist in a catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams working in lower Manhattan. Alternating between flashbacks of Spitz's desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and his present narrative, the novel unfolds over three surreal days, as it depicts the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of coming to grips with the fallen world. And then things start to go wrong. Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One brilliantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.
This camp is WILD! Nancy, George, and Bess are attending a three-day overnight camp at the local zoo. They'll get to spend lots of time with all of the animals and learn about them too. The best part is, they will be helping the zookeeper make toys for the animals -- just like real staffers! But when the toys the girls make by day are disappearing at night, it looks like everyone is a suspect! Can Nancy tame this wild case, or will the zoo animals be without anything fun to do?
A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend, Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and a time line of important events in her life. Includes bibliographical references.
"I mean to live and die by my own mind," Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive. Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book. Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection; she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurston's life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it. From her enrollment at Baltimore's Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurston's spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent.From the Trade Paperback edition.characters to grace American letters.
Zorra a small red fox grows up in the Colorado Rockies and befriends a dog. This story tells their adventures as they grow up together and survive all the wild animals of the mountains
In post-apartheid South Africa, a Zulu boy keeps secrets from his family as he cares for an injured dog and befriends the daughter of a white farmer.
Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent . . . At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. First his tooth falls out in the sight of other travelers, then he finds a severed finger in a restroom on a train. In fact, Zündel seems on the verge of falling to bits, as do his words, thoughts, wife, and world--will there be anything left, and anyone to hold the pieces? Zündel's Exit is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it's coming or going.
تاريخ العلماء النحويين مثل على بن عيسى بن الفرج بن صالح , ابو القاسم على بن عبيد الله الدقيقى , محمد بن مسعر
دراسة تسليط الضوء على الجهود اللسانيه التى توضح كيفية التعامل مع الخطاب القرا نى وتهدف الى تكوين فكره مجمله عن الاراء النظريه والتطبيقيه البارزه التى حفلت بها مؤلفات ابن حزم فى اللغه والنحو والبلاغه والمنطق واعادة ترتيبها وفق تنظيم معين يجعل منها نسقا متكاملا وبنيه منسجمه
الكاتب يشير الى معنى النحو ف اللغه والاصطلاح ووضع النحو وواضعه .اولويات النحو البصرى وامصطلحاته والاثر الاجنبى ف نشأة الدراسات النحويه واوئل النحاة البصريين وجهودهم ف الدراسات النحويه
This is the biggest, most complete and most authoritative book ever written on poker-everything there is to know about the Great American Game from the rules of each variation to the most expert instruction on playing the odds.
What does 'rich' mean to you? Perhaps a huge mansion and an overseas holiday every year? A wardrobe and entourage to rival Victoria Beckham's? Or maybe a simple, comfortable house, no debt and a healthy investment portfolio?However you define it, $0 to Rich will guide you towards achieving your financial goals in five easy steps and show you how to turn $0 into $1000, then $5000, then $10 000!Written specifically for women by the best-selling author of Shopping For Shares, $0 to Rich is the personal financial coach every girl should have. It will show you how to work out what rich means to you, how to articulate exactly what you want, then how to go about realising that vision over a set period of time.You'll discover:how to create a no-fuss budget to fast-track your financial successwhat the right amount to be saving isinvestment options, from savings accounts to property and everything in betweenhow to safeguard your money (after all, it's not enough to just get rich--the trick is staying there!).
A giant new diabetes cookbook from the award-winning 1,000 Recipes seriesThis massive cookbook is packed with tasty, diabetic-friendly recipes the whole family will love. Recipes cover ever meal of the day and offer enough variety to satisfy any craving--from sausage pizza to strawberry pie. It's loaded with nutrition information, menu-planning advice, cooking tips, carb exchanges, and virtually everything else you need to cook and eat right for diabetes. 1,000 Diabetes Recipes covers everything from light snacks and sandwiches to hearty main dishes and delectable desserts. It offers classic comfort foods updated for diabetics, such as lasagna and pot roast, as well as thrilling contemporary flavors like Watermelon Salad, Vietnamese Tuna, and Grilled Chicken Breasts with Coconut-Cilantro Chutney.Written by Jackie Mills, author of The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts and a food writer, registered dietitian, and a recipe developer for national magazines such as Cooking Light and Family CircleThe book features sections on vegetarian main dishes, desserts, breakfast and brunch, pizzas and sandwiches, and moreIncludes shopping, cooking, and meal planning adviceWhether you have diabetes or cook for a loved one who does, 1,000 Diabetes Recipes is the ultimate resource for tasty, diabetic-friendly meals.
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