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The author of Prophecy 2000 shares his 39 years of research into the diabolical source of "flying saucers." Today our secularized society is so eager for quick, amazing answers. Will new hope arrive on these "chariots of the gods?" Psychics are channeling such exciting insights from alleged cosmic beings, detailing the "true" nature of God and alternate roads to salvation. Supermarket tabloids proclaim oddball messages from space. New Agers are captivated by the promise of alien cosmic enlightenment and higher intelligence from beyond the stars. So, what is really out there? Why are movies filled with wise aliens, Eastern mysticism, and New Age humanism such hits? Are we being set up for a new , false, extraterrestrial hope? Yet another alternative to the only true way - Jesus Christ?
An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed. Here at home, a retired chief of the FAA's Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency's response to a thirty-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar. Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources--including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona, and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry's UFO Investigative Unit--who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time. They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. She carefully examined scientifically analyzed photographs and interviewed dozens of high-level officials and aviation witnesses from around the world. With the support of former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects--metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics--actually exist. No one yet knows what these objects are, even though they affect aviation safety and possibly national security. The phenomenon has been officially acknowledged by numerous foreign governments. For these reasons and many others, Kean concludes that the UFO problem must be more widely recognized and ultimately solved through an unbiased scientific investigation. The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery.From the Hardcover edition.
The author who is a stand-up comedian herself, describes her travel adventures and misadventures during a trip to Africa with her friends.
The most curious, funny, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages-fully illustrated, you miserable misokakku. "Misokkasu": Scum of soya paste. (Japanese) "Tu es um borra-battos.": You s**t in your own boots. <P><P>(Portugese) "Like a fart in a trance.": A dreamy person who seems at a loss what to do. (Scottish) "A pies ci morde lizal!": Literally, a dog has licked your gob. (Polish) "Prumphaensn.": Fartchicken. (Icelandic) Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in a language. <P>In Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit, word experts Dr. Robert Vanderplank and Stephen Dodson have scoured the world looking for the most interesting, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages. These are the words you won't learn in any language class. Arranged by language, containing pointers on gestures, and appropriately illustrated, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit (a Spanish phrase to avoid) will equip you with the vocabulary to amuse, shock, offend, and let off steam, wherever you happen to be.
In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence - an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland. While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies. It analyzes political developments - particularly the so-called Orange Revolution - and the institutional growth of the new state. Subtelny examines Ukraine's entry into the era of globalization, looking at social and economic transformations, regional, ideological, and linguistic tensions, and describes the myriad challenges currently facing Ukrainian state and society.
This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Ukraine reveals a country in the throes of change. The euphoria of the famous Orange Revolution has vanished. The momentum for reform has been checked and the forces of authoritarianism have returned. Even so, modernization continues apace and people are eager to be seen as European. The recent political instability highlights the contradictions of Ukrainian society. Ukrainians are proud of their roots, and reticent about the traumas of their past; the country participates in international space programs and produces the world's largest aircraft, but still lives in a world of superstitions. The Ukrainian way of life is intertwined with ancient customs, the old Soviet legacy, and the search for a new European identity. What strikes visitors to this fascinating and important country is the heady mix of ancient history and youthful energy, the resilience of the people, and their generosity of spirit. For the twentieth anniversary of its independence, Ukraine received quite a present--hosting the key matches of Euro 2012. Now it has a game of its own: to show the world that it is a serious player. This new edition of Culture Smart! Ukraine will enable you to visit the country with open eyes. It describes the history that has shaped the Ukrainian psyche, explains present-day values and attitudes, and offers practical advice on what to expect and how to behave. It aims to make you feel at ease, whether you are shopping in a market, dining out, or attending a business meeting.
The papers presented in this volume analyze the civil uprising known as Euromaidan that began in central Kyiv in late November 2013, when the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych opted not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, and continued over the following months. <P><P>The topics include the motivations and expectations of protesters, organized crime, nationalism, gender issues, mass media, the Russian language, and the impact of Euromaidan on Ukrainian politics as well as on the EU, Russia, and Belarus. An epilogue to the book looks at the aftermath, including the Russian annexation of Crimea and the creation of breakaway republics in the east, leading to full-scale conflict. The goal of the book is less to offer a definitive account than one that represents a variety of aspects of a mass movement that captivated world attention and led to the downfall of the Yanukovych presidency.
"The Firm" meets "The Net" in this riveting page-turner that takes readers to the source of our favorite paranoias--computers and conspiracies--and turns into an exciting tale of microprocessed murder, political power plays, and dangerous pursuit. THE FIRM meets THE NET in Daniel Oran's ULTERIOR MOTIVE. This gripping thriller explores the darkest regions of technology and politics. In a live TV appearance, Jack Malcolm -- billionaire chairman of Megasoft, the Seattle software giant -- is answering tough questions about his Presidential campaign when masked terrorists gun him down. Two weeks later, Jonathan Goodman -- an ambitious young Megasoft project manager -- takes a short cut through a company parking garage and becomes the only witness to a fellow employee's murder. Teaming up with Karen Grey -- a gutsy reporter who is willing to risk her reputation for a story -- Jon stumbles onto a shocking conspiracy. But dangerous men are desperate to stop them. And as they get closer to discovering the astonishing truth, they're suddenly running for their lives -- and running out of time. From its explosive opening to its stunning conclusion, ULTERIOR MOTIVE is totally riveting entertainment.
Hailed as "one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced" (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas....On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered--hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences....As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. We all have countless pasts converging in this present--and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us....It's time to fight back and take control.
Which exercises do the best job toning my thighs and legs? What routine will really help me lose weight once and for all? Why should I skip crunches if I'm trying to turn my beer belly into a six-pack? If you're looking for answers, just ask Lizzy. . . . As America's premier fitness guru, and the bestselling coauthor of Buns of Steel and Weight Training for Dummies, Liz Neporent has helped hundreds of satisfied individuals get in shape. Now she wants to help you! Easy-to-follow, results-oriented, and completely illustrated with photographs, The Ultimate Body is a dream come true for women looking to shed pounds, tone muscles, and feel the fittest they have ever felt in their lives. Inside you'll discover *Pre-workout prep:can-do motivational strategies, goal setting, and how to develop a workout schedule that is tailor-made for you *The Perfect Beginner Workout:If you're feeling out of shape, the "buff starts here"-with Modified Push-Ups, Partial Ab Rolls, and Pelvic Tilts *The Perfect Gym Workout:Lizzy takes you step-by-step through the most effective machine circuit at the gym-and takes away the intimidation *The Perfect Weight Loss Workout:Exercises that will help you lose body fat (and keep it off)-from jumping rope to Jumping Jacks *The Perfect Strength Workout:Muscle building and strength maximizing routines-and the secrets of the world's strongest athletes *The Perfect No Crunch Abdominal Workout:Attain a flat, toned tummy-with Ball Crunches, Hovers, and Mini Leg Lowers Plus-the Mind-Body Workout for calming the mind . . . the Travel Workout for keeping fit on the road . . . a Stretch Workout for improving flexibility and posture . . . the Perfect Legs and Butt Workout for tight buns and gorgeous gams . . . and the Perfect Upper-Body Workout for sculpting those muscles north of the waistline! Highlighted throughout with personal stories and anecdotes from fitness experts and people who successfully put into practice Lizzy's routines, this accessible guide makes feeling fit and looking great a snap-go sweat!
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12by Linda Dobson
Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to: ·Create maps based on favorite stories, such asTreasure IslandorThe Wizard of Oz ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk ·And many more! This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true--and generally inexpensive--ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.
The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing: More than 200 Fresh Recipes to Cleanse, Cure, and Keep You Healthyby Mimi Kirk
The most current and comprehensive juicing guide available Step aside, Juicing Bible and Big Book of Juices: Mimi Kirk is back with the most current and fresh guide to juicing yet. With more than 200 recipes, handy advice on how to get the most from your juicing, and an eye toward taste, health, and cost, The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing is the only book on the topic you'll ever need. Kirk has been juicing vegetables and fruits for more than 40 years, yet she doesn't look a day over 50. (And yes, those two things are connected.) She recently became more interested in how to use juicing to feel and look even better. Her discoveries--genuinely up-to-the-minute--are shared here, along with vibrant photographs of her creations. The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing is a must-have for everyone interested in or committed to the juicing lifestyle.
Guys love movies. Especially sports movies, where every underdog has his day, every team achieves glory, and every hero gets his moment of redemption. Next to watching Monday Night Football, there's nothing more enjoyable than plopping down on the couch with the remote and a bottle of beer and firing up the special-edition DVD of Rocky, Hoosiers, Caddyshack, or any other fan favorite.Now, two nationally renowned sports media personalities take on the task of ranking the top 100 sports movies of all time, including entertaining and informative lists, special features, and contributions from over 75 top sports figures. From drama to comedy to tragedy to documentary, all the greatest sports films are here, brought to life through detailed summaries, fun facts and trivia, behind-the-scenes revelations, plus images from the greatest moments in sports film history.Original comments from some of the top personalities in sports and entertainment--including Peyton and Eli Manning, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, James Gandolfini, Bill Parcells, Dennis Quaid, Arnold Palmer, and many more--provide further insight and marketing punch.
BIZARRE STUFF, AMAZING FACTS, ASTONISHING MYSTERIES, NATURAL WONDERS, LITTLE-KNOWN PEOPLE, USEFUL TIPS AND MUCH, MUCH MOREFrom crime, movies and music to science, history and literature, this book offers an incredible array of intriguing top-10 lists, including: Urban Legends-Debunked Influential People Who Never Lived Ancient Methods of Execution Poisonous Foods We Love to Eat Inventions of the Middle Ages Gruesome Fairytale Origins Secret Societies Amazing Film Swordfights Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals Misconceptions About Evolution Tips for Frugal Living Fascinating Graveyards You Must See
The Editors of Reader's Digest present the definitive A-Z guide to vegetables and how to grow and use them.<P> This complete illustrated guide to vegetables unlocks the secrets of nature's bounty with comprehensive information on the planting, harvesting, and storing of vegetables, together with a wealth of great ideas for using them in cooking, healthcare, crafts, vegetable dyes, home products, beauty treatments, and more.
BUILD A SEXY BACKSIDERock skinny jeans. Sizzle in a fitted skirt. Work that bikini bottom. The targeted programs in this book will have your booty toned and perky in no time. Plus, your new sculpted, stacked rear end will be more than just nice to look at-its strong glutes and hamstrings will help:* accelerate fat loss* improve posture* decrease back, hip & knee pain* tighten and flatten absPacked with easy-to-follow exercises and step-by-step pictures, as well as nutritional recommendations and tips for beginners, Ultimate Booty Workouts will make it a snap to build muscle, confidence and a killer hourglass figure.
In The Ultimate Border Collie, Editor Alison Hornsby has recruited a star-studded cast of specialists to write the definitive book on the breed. Starting with research into the origins and development of the breed, the experts go on to analyze the Border Collie's mind and how its instincts and intelligence can be channeled into the various working and competitive roles. There is a section devoted to the Border Collie at work. Leading experts give detailed information on feeding, exercise, health care and inherited conditions...
The brain is the most complex machine in the universe. . . Here?s one way of keeping it running well. Everyone knows that the brain stays fit and sharp if you exercise it. Based on the concept of Multiple Intelligences ? a holistic approach to the different kinds of intelligences you possess ? the intriguing puzzles and games in The Ultimate Brain Trainer help to keep your brain agile and versatile. Covering several brain-fitness aspects, including Logical?Mathematical Ability, Lateral Thinking, Spatial Intelligence, Observation Skills, Memory, and Linguistic Intelligence, the fun-filled exercises in this book have been meticuously curated by Abhinav Verma, a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor and a founder-member of Rack the Brain, a brain-enrichment organization. A special section introduces you to Mind Maps, an inventive method that can transform how you learn and record information! For anyone wanting to score smarter and better in their studies, work or life, The Ultimate Brain Trainer is the perfect mental skills workout. `This book will keep you engaged and thinking for hours. It also provides a succinct overview of IQ, Multiple Intelligences, and Mind Mapping? Toni Krasnic, author of How to Study with Mind Maps `There are different kinds of intelligence and giftedness is a many-dimensional quality. This book is a very useful source of information on this critical topic? kishore asthana, president, mensa india delhi, mensa proctor & president, underprivileged gifted child program, project dhruv `A real brain challenger catering to all types of intelligences? Sapna Dimri, The Shriram School ? Aravali, Gurgaon
Bestselling author of The God Chaser series and renowned Bible teacher Tommy Tenney draws a clear map for turning your life around, unveiling the path to restoring our minds, bodies, and lives. Whether trying to recover from a past issue or dealing with a current problem, we've all made missteps or been placed in bad situations. Tommy Tenney has a message for us about restoration: it comes only from faithful obedience. He uses biblical stories as examples of the pitfall of focusing on wrong answers in bad situations. Attaching faith to wrong things leads only to disappointment, while focusing on what really matters--faithful obedience--brings restoration. Helping readers do the right things with God's help, rather than obsessing on the wrong things, is the goal of Tenney's dynamic new book. Tenney offers solid practical advice for anyone looking for a way out of their problems and into victorious living
A New York Times bestselling author's definitive book on prayer--springing from Dr. Charles F. Stanley's life-long study and application on the topic of prayer. In The Ultimate Conversation, Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication with Him. Dr. Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession, but he also explains how to fight life's battles through intimate communion with the Lord. He explores such topics as learning to recognize the sound of the Father's voice, how your perception of God shapes your prayer life, and finding true peace and joy through intimacy with the Lord. No matter what confounding questions, perplexing circumstances, or insurmountable dilemmas you are facing today, the solution to them is obvious to God. He has the most profound knowledge and understanding of every topic in the universe--including your personal situation--and He longs to share his answers with you. He also has the power and wisdom necessary to help you overcome your deepest issues and experience your most rewarding successes. Draw closer to the Father. Get to know God by engaging with Him in The Ultimate Conversation.
Here's the ultimate of ultimates: nine hundred new recipes from Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the authors of the Ultimate cookbook series. With a quarter million books already in print, their series has followed a simple recipe to success: Give cooks hundreds of solid, basic recipes with thousands of ways to vary them, shake them up, and personalize them so that everyone can be an ultimate cook!With The Ultimate Cook Book, Weinstein and Scarbrough tackle everything from breakfast to barbecue, stir-fries to steaks, chilis to curries, and paellas to puddings. Pick your favorite, cook it as a solid basic, or vary it in hundreds of ways to make the dish your own. You've got years' worth of dishes and a world of cooking experiences ahead of you. What could be more fun?Take chicken, that ubiquitous blank canvas. Roast a whole bird to perfection. Bake it under a salt crust for a dramatic presentation. Roast chicken halves atop winter squash. Prepare a Greek-style casserole with leeks, pine nuts, and raisins. Stuff chicken breasts with a Moroccan-inspired mixture of couscous and spices. There are more than thirty ideas for preparing boneless, skinless chicken breasts. And ten things to do with a leftover roast chicken or that rotisserie bird purchased on the way home. Get the idea?This comprehensive, easy-to-use compendium is the ultimate in inspiration, the ultimate in possibilities. Start your Ultimate cookbook collection today--or round it out with The Ultimate Cook Book.
From shapely abs to the "Pilates Powerhouse," core strengthening has become the main focus for today's exercise enthusiasts. Now, Ultimate Core Ball Workout takes core training to a higher level with its on-the-ball variations of traditional mat exercises.The unique benefits of ball training enable the program in Ultimate Core Ball Workout to produce better results in less time. Any crunch will work the abs, but this book's crunch on the ball simultaneously engages the stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower body, working more muscle and producing a more sculpted midsection faster. The exercises outlined in this book are suitable for all levels, from beginner to fitness professional, and the photo sequences and clearly written captions teach proper techniques.Offering more than just good-looking abs, the program in Ultimate Core Ball Workout produces numerous health and fitness benefits, including a stronger, more supportive back, improved posture, better performance in sports, and even more enjoyable sex. Plus, each exercise is presented with tips and modifications to increase the challenge so readers can continue to improve and get stronger over time.
In The Ultimate Dracula, some of the world's best-known authors of the fantastic and horror fiction explore the legend of Bram Stoker's classic monster.
Whether you're following a diet plan that requires carb-counting, you have diabetes, or simply because you are conscious of the quantity of carbs you consume, The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting is the all-in-one resource for practically and effectively managing your carb intake. Certified diabetes educator, type 1 diabetic, and Think Like a Pancreas author Gary Scheiner focuses on carb counting in a real-world context, and his explanations and advice-in addition to being complete and thoroughly accurate-are geared towards the most common foods and eating habits. The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting tells you everything you need to accurately keep track of your carb intake, including: The basic rationale for and the theory behind carb-counting, as well as explanations of simple to advanced techniques How to read and understand food labels, and how to estimate the nutritional values of unlabelled foods Resources for carb counting at major restaurant chains An explanation of the glycemic index and its influence on carb-counting Adjusting for fiber and sugar substitutes A comprehensive listing of exchanges, carb factors, and glycemic index values, as well as the carb and fiber values for 2,500 foods
Revised and updated throughout, including all-new chapters specifically for beginners and for women giving anal pleasure to men, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women is a comprehensive and creative guide to anal pleasure. Tristan Taormino offers the kind of informed reassurance that can encourage even an absolute beginner to explore this nerve-rich part of the body, either alone or with a partner of any gender. Anal sex enthusiasts may need no encouragement, but will welcome Taormino's sense of adventure and her detailed discussions of toys, fantasy play, and positions. Beginning by dispelling common myths about anal eroticism, Taormino goes on to illustrate anatomy, give tips on building trust and communicating desires, and provide reliable, easy-to-understand information on safety, preparation, hygiene, and much more. This new edition has been substantially expanded and revised to include new information on masturbation, anal health, BDSM and anal sex, and many other topics. In a new feature, Taormino answers actual reader questions.
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