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Spenser Goes To Portland

by Spenser Amie Jacobsen Mom

A small dog, Spenser, and his mother explore the history and geography of Portland, Oregon. He explores mountains, waterfalls, the Columbia Gorge, the International Rose Test Garden, and Powell's Book Store. This is the first in a series of children's books that offer children and the adults in their lives fascinating, challenging, and compassionate learning experiences about different cities and regions of the United States. These stories of Spenser base their appeal on his personality and the fact that he does very cool things with his traveling companion, his mother. Spenser possesses character traits that children can relate to and that adults want children to emulate: curiosity, compassion, and a sense of adventure. He details his travels so children can learn the history, culture, and geography of different parts of the US. He encourages children to participate in community activities to feed hungry children like the Oregon Food Bank. Spenser practices environmental stewardship and models good citizen behavior. In this book, Spenser learns about the problem of littering and how children can help solve the problem. Activities and tasks in the book offer the opportunity to earn points. A 100% point score enables the young reader to become a member of Spenser's Honor Roll.

Sperm Wars

by Robin Baker

Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off all other men's sperm); "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. It's no wonder that Sperm Wars is a classic of popular science writing that will surprise, entertain, and even shock.

The Spheres of Heaven

by Charles Sheffield

Spacer Chan Dalton is torn between two masters. The pacifist aliens who hold Earth under Quarantine want him to find out why their starships have been disappearing in the Geyser Swirl, the Bermuda Triangle of the galaxy. Earth's military, which has secretly discovered a way to break the quaran tine, assumes that someone out there is making ships vanish, including Earth's, and wants Dalton to find the culprits and hopefully stop them with extreme prejudice, if necessary. The trouble is, the aliens hold the taking of intelligent life, even in self- defense, to be the greatest of sins. It was Earth's violent ways (in defense of the damned pacifist aliens!) that led to the quarantine in the first placeand if Dalton is forced to fight, it will unveil, and so destroy, Earth's final chance to reach for the stars again. So when Dalton does indeed discover the hostile invaders responsible for the lost starships, he is faced with an impossible decision: Fight and lose access to space forever; or allow a rapa cious enemy to run riot over all that he holds dear. . . .

The Sphynx Cat (Learning About Cats)

by Joanne Mattern

Describes the physical features, habits, history and current uses of the Sphynx cat breed.

The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices

by Lior Lev Sercarz

A stunning and definitive spice guide by the country’s most sought-after expert, with hundreds of fresh ideas and tips for using pantry spices, 102 never-before-published recipes for spice blends, gorgeous photography, and breathtaking botanical illustrations.Since founding his spice shop in 2006, Lior Lev Sercarz has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use (such as adding cardamom to flavor chicken broth), and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen. Sumptuous photography and botanical illustrations of each spice make this must-have resource—which also features debossing on the front cover, an orange-stained book edge, and a silver ribbon marker—as beautiful as it is informative.

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook: More Than 200 Fiery Snacks, Dips, and Main Dishes for the Paleo Diet

by Emily Dionne

Tasty paleo recipes that crank up the heat!Say goodbye to bland paleo dishes and hello to meals that are bursting with flavor! With The Spicy Paleo Cookbook, you'll fill your plate with delicious, mouth-tingling recipes that are packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients to keep you full throughout the day. Featuring more than 200 spicy dishes that are free of gluten, dairy, and sugar, this cookbook offers paleo meals that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including:Sizzling chorizo and egg casserolePiquant pumpkin chipotle chiliSweet and spicy green beansWasabi-crusted tunaGrilled jerk pork loinCaramel curry cashew brittle Complete with easy, step-by-step instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Spicy Paleo Cookbook has everything you need to create delicious, fiery recipes in no time!

The Spicy Vegetarian Cookbook

by Adams Media

Tasty vegetarian recipes that crank up the heat! Say goodbye to bland veggie dishes and hello to meals that are bursting with flavor! The Spicy Vegetarian helps you create delicious, mouth-tingling recipes that will keep you and your family full throughout the day. Featuring more than 200 spicy vegetarian dishes, this cookbook offers meals that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Poblano hash browns Curried red lentil soup Spicy chipotle and thyme mashed sweet potatoes Spaghetti with sweet corn, tomatoes, and goat cheese Bourbon and chili brownies Complete with easy, step-by-step instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Spicy Vegetarian has everything you need to make mouthwatering, meat-free meals in no time!

The Spider

by Jennifer Estep

How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands? Well, let me tell you a story about an assassin who thought she could do no wrong. . . . Ten years ago. A blistering hot August night. I remember like it was yesterday. The night I, Gin Blanco, truly became the Spider. Killing people is what I do best, especially now that I've honed my Ice and Stone magic. But back then, I had yet to learn one very important rule: arrogance will get you, every single time. This particular job seemed simple: murder a crooked building contractor with ties to ruthless Fire elemental Mab Monroe. My mentor, Fletcher Lane, had some misgivings, but I was certain that I had the situation under control . . . right up until I exposed my weaknesses to a merciless opponent who exploited every single one of them. There's a reason assassins aren't supposed to feel anything. Luckily, a knife to the heart can fix that problem, especially when I'm the one wielding it. . . .

Spider Boy

by Ralph Fletcher

Humorous story about a boy's adjustment to new surroundings and kids in a new school. Packed with fascinating facts about spiders, the story is told through journal entries and scenes of events. Contains a spider bibliography.

Spider-Man's Worst Enemies

by Catherine Saunders

Spider-Man is really a boy called Peter Parker. He uses his special powers to help people, but he has many enemies. One of them is Norman Osborn, who calls himself the Green Goblin. He got his powers when some chemicals exploded.

Spider Woman's Daughter

by Anne Hillerman

Legendary tribal sleuths Leaphorn and Chee are back! The supremely talented daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman continues his popular series with this fresh, new mystery—her debut novel—filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich atmosphere. It happened in an instant: After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a sedan career into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood. With the victim in the hospital fighting for his life, every person in the squad and the local FBI office is hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations strictly forbidding eyewitness involvement. Her superior may have ordered her to take some leave, but that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is put in charge of finding the shooter. Pooling their skills, Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving Chee's former boss and partner, retired lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key to the shooting. Digging into the old investigation with discriminating eyes and a fervent urgency, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth with every clue . . . and closer to a killer who will do anything to prevent justice from taking its course.

Spiders

by Michèle Dufresne

Learn all about spiders, webs, prey, and more, in this nonfiction book.

Spiders

by Jane Dallinger

From the book: Text and photographs describe how a variety of spiders produce silk and use it for making webs, trapping insects for food, and for other purposes.

Spider's Revenge

by Jennifer Estep

Old habits die hard for assassins.And I plan on murdering someone before the night is through. Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I'm ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was thirteen. Oh, I don't think the mission will be easy, but turns out it's a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I'm coming for her. So now I'm up against the army of lethal bounty hunters Mab hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister's head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority. Taking Mab out is a close second. Good thing I've got my powerful Ice and Stone magic--and my irresistible lover, Owen Grayson--to watch my back. This battle has been years in the making, and there's a good chance I won't survive. But if I'm going down, then Mab's coming with me . . . no matter what I have to do to make that happen.

Spiders' Secrets

by Richard Platt

Various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, describe their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.

Spiders! (TIME For Kids Science Scoops)

by Nicole Iorio TIME for Kids Editors

From deserts to forests to inside your living room, spiders are everywhere! You can spot the sticky webs that they weave to catch their dinners. Spiders can be many different colors and move in surprising ways. Some roll across the sand. Others walk on water! In Spiders!, TIME For Kids unravels the mysteries of these amazing eight-legged creatures.

Spider's Trap

by Jennifer Estep

The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep's New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series--"an extraordinary series....One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre" (Romantic Times Book Reviews).Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance. One important lesson I've learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I'm queen of Ashland's underworld--by default, not by choice--a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that's the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld's top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be. My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I'm embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death...

Spider's Web

by Agatha Christie

Full Length Play / Mystery Thriller / 8m, 3f / Interior Set. Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter Pippa. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage. Moreover Henry will be arriving shortly with a V.I.P. who might take a dim view of bodies in the drawing room. Clarissa's fast talking places her and Pippa in some hair raising experiences. By the time Henry arrives, the murderer has been unmasked and all is normal so normal that Henry is unable to believe Clarissa when she explains why there are no refreshments for their honored guest.

The Spider's Web

by Margaret Coel

Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden agrees to represent a woman accused of murdering her Arapaho fiancé, a decision that places her at odds with her own people-and Father John O'Malley-for choosing to believe an "outsider" over her own people. Caught in a web of deceit, Vicky and Father John must overcome their differences to discover the identity of a psychopathic killer.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook of Fantastical Observations

by Holly Black Tony Diterlizzi

Can't get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwide audience, are here to help you find yours! Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features seventeen mini-adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts, notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own faerie adventure -- all you need is an observant eye and an open mind. Just keep your wits about you. After all... their world is closer than you think....

Spies

by Michael Frayn

The National Bestseller The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together his scattered memories, we are brought back to a quiet, suburban street where two boys--Keith and his sidekick, Stephen--are engaged in their own version of the war effort: spying on the neighbors, recording their movements, and ferreting out their secrets. But when Keith utters six shocking words, the boy’s game of espionage takes a sinister and unintended turn, transforming a wife’s simple errands and the ordinary rituals of family life into the elements of adult catastrophe. Childhood and innocence, secrecy, lies and repressed violence are all gently laid bare as once again Michael Frayn powerfully demonstrates that what appears to be happening in front of our eyes often turns out to be something we cannot see at all.

Spies And Lies (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys SuperMystery #13)

by Carolyn Keene

AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO CORNER A KILLER INSIDE THE FBI NANCY DREW has gone undercover at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Her mission: protect Judy Noll, Bureau trainee, daughter of a powerful senator, and apparent target of an assassin. But Nancy's investigation takes a sinister and surprising turn when Judy's roommate is murdered. Like Judy and Nancy, the victim was tall, slim, and had reddish blond hair. Nancy decides the only way to catch the killer is to set herself up as a target! Meanwhile ... FRANK and JOE HARDY are also posing as trainees to expose a corrupt FBI agent in an industrial espionage scheme. Huge illegal kickbacks are at stake, and the boys discover that the dirty money could cost lives. The integrity of the FBI hangs in the balance as Nancy, Frank, and Joe follow a twisted trail of treachery and tragedy, bribery and blackmail ...

Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II

by Susan Williams

In the 1940s, the brightest minds of the United States and Nazi Germany raced to West Africa with a single mission: to secure the essential ingredient of the atomic bomb-and to make sure nobody saw them doing itAlbert Einstein told President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 that the world's only supply of uniquely high-quality uranium ore-the key ingredient for bomb- could be found in the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo at the Shinkolobwe Mine. Once the US Manhattan Project was committed to developing atomic weapons for the war against Germany and Japan, the rush to procure this uranium became a top priority-one deemed "vital to the welfare of the United States.”But covertly exporting it from Africa posed a major risk: the ore had to travel via a spy-infested Angolan port or 1,500 miles by rail through the Congo, and then be shipped by boats or Pan Am Clippers to safety in the United States. It could be poached or smuggled at any point on the orders of Nazi Germany. To combat that threat, the US Office of Strategic Services sent in a team of intrepid spies, led by Wilbur Owings "Dock” Hogue, to be America's eyes and ears and to protect its most precious and destructive cargo. Packed with newly discovered details from American and British archives, this is the gripping, true story of the unsung heroism of a handful of good men-and one woman-in colonial Africa who risked their lives in the fight against fascism and helped deny Hitler his atomic bomb.

Spies, Lies, and Citizenship: The Hunt for Nazi Criminals

by Dennis Showalter Mary Kathryn Barbier

In the 1970s news broke that former Nazis had escaped prosecution and were living the good life in the United States. Outrage swept the nation, and the public outcry put extreme pressure on the U.S. government to investigate these claims and to deport offenders. The subsequent creation of the Office of Special Investigations marked the official beginning of Nazi-hunting in the United States, but it was far from the end. Thirty years later, in November 2010, the New York Times obtained a copy of a confidential 2006 report by the Justice Department titled “The Office of Special Investigations: Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust.” The six-hundred-page report held shocking secrets regarding the government’s botched attempts to hunt down and prosecute Nazis in the United States and its willingness to harbor and even employ these criminals after World War II. Drawing from this report as well as other sources, Spies, Lies, and Citizenship exposes scandalous new information about infamous Nazi perpetrators, including Andrija Artuković, Klaus Barbie, and Arthur Rudolph, who were sheltered and protected in the United States and beyond, and the ongoing attempts to bring the remaining Nazis, such as Josef Mengele, to justice.

Spies of Mississippi

by Rick Bowers

The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret files, as well as the writings and oral histories of Mississippi civil rights leaders. Readers get first-hand accounts of how neighbors spied on neighbors, teachers spied on students, ministers spied on church-goers, and spies even spied on spies.The Spies of Mississippi will inspire readers with the stories of the brave citizens who overcame the forces of white supremacy to usher in a new era of hope and freedom--an age that has recently culminated in the election of Barack Obama

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