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The Bug Man Suspense Bundle is a 3-in-1 set of eBooks from author Tim Downs: First the Dead, Less than Dead, and Ends of the Earth. This series follows Nick Polchak, a quirky forensic entomologist known as "The Bug Man," as he works to uncover murders using his expert knowledge of bugs.In First the Dead Nick tries to find a killer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's attack on New Orleans. But the more he digs the stronger--and deadlier--the resistance becomes. Nick is there to collect bodies, and he's going to do just that--especially when he starts finding bodies that were clearly dead before the hurricane. He understands that all forensic evidence will soon disintegrate in the hot, contaminated water . . . and he knows that's exactly what the killer wants to happen.Nick has finally met his match in Less than Dead. When a grave is discovered on property owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election, the FBI immediately becomes involved. The graves then vanish and Nick follows local legend to the bizarre Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains of Northern Virginia, training cadaver dogs. Together they discover that this small town--and the presidential-hopeful--have closets full of skeletons.As Ends of the Earth unfolds, Nick struggles to protect a victim's family from agro-terrorists in North Carolina. After dissecting the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, Nick learns that the South American marijuana is strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia, and Nick begins to suspect his victim wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to cripple US corn and ethanol production.
WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO?Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization.Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes.Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots.Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: The Pacific Coast The Rocky Mountains The Desert Southwest The Heartland The Lakes and Big Woods of the North The Gulf Coast The Appalachians The Atlantic Coast
A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA.How will you evacuate your family to safety?Do you have a vehicle you can count on?Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do youhave a shelter prepared in advance?What's your plan for reaching the shelter?Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee:VEHICLES Prepping fast-escape vehicles Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails Utilizing bikes, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other human-powered means of escapeSHELTERS Preparing temporary shelters Locating and stocking longterm shelters Using an RV, motorhome, camper trailer or converted utility vehicle Living aboard boats, from motorboats to houseboats to blue-water sailboatsExplaining the advantages and drawbacks of each vehicle and shelter option, this survival handbook zeroes in on the key considerations and essential equipment for planning all your bug-out needs.
In this original story based on Disney's The Lion King, ever-hungry Timon and Pumbaa entice Simba to go on a fun bug hunt. Image Descriptions Added.
For years, high school English teacher Sue Sommer has given her students a photocopied edition of The Bugaboo Review. Filled with fun ways to remember and correct the most common pitfalls in language, the Review is legendary at her school. Because it's so accessible and easy to use, parents have requested copies, and the friends of parents, not to mention past students who have worn out their copies but want to take the Review with them into their academic, professional, and everyday lives. With the help of cartoon characters Bug and Boo, Sommer lays out the rules and troublesome words that ?ummox our word processors and email programs. Colorful examples and artful mnemonics help readers painlessly learn and remember it all -- including the pronunciation of befuddling words. This is ideal for students of all ages -- and also for anyone seeking an A in all their written and oral communications.
The Princess Mix-Up Mystery and Buggy Breakout have eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves cases with her friends in the Clue Crew!
A Christmas Carol, just for kids! Enjoy this adaptation of Dickens's classic written in 1843, made for children and their parents to enjoy together during the holiday season. The cast of characters is played by whimsical bugs and friendly animals who bring humor and charm to their roles. In this version of A Christmas Carol, Sam the Stinkbug delightfully takes on the famous role of Scrooge as he learns the real meaning of Christmas from our not-so-scary Christmas ghosts. This ebook is a great way to introduce a classic Christmas tale to younger children.
When Janet runs a lawn mower over the Bugman's tombstone by accident, insects start to attack her wherever she goes. Perhaps the Bugman is getting revenge from the grave.
A challenging opportunity for a right-stuff person. Fred Jones is an impoverished writer who goes to America to seek his fortune. He finds instead a bewildering, soulless shopping mall of a world where everything and everyone seems to be for sale. In Las Vegas, Jones meets a serial killer. In New York, he himself i
According to the National Institutes of Health, there are sixty to seventy million people affected by digestive diseases in the United States. The old proverb tells us "you are what you eat," and the latest science shows that this may be truer than we even thought. Diet has a profound effect on both physical and mental health. Most of the body's immune system is in the gut, so pathology and dysfunction in the gut and imbalanced gut flora can cause neuroinflammation and possibly even neurodegenerative disease over time.Featuring contributions from dozens of experts on gut disorders and related physical, mental, and behavioral health, this book will fascinate you as you read about the intriguing world of bad bugs, cytokine storms, and the environment in your belly that influences your brain. From the microscopic world of Clostridium to the complex communities of biofilm, Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior emphasizes one simple fact: The gut is connected to the brain.
Bugs Bunny has to write a poem for HAPPY TEETH WEEK and he needs some help so he goes and visits the Dentist.
When Alex spills milk on his football jersey and Morgan's braid unravels, they both say, "These things happen." But Ellie LaFleur, who is practically perfect, sniffs, "Not to me." And it's true. Ellie's nails are always filed, her clothes are snazzy, and her long locks are lovely. So when Ellie's head begins to itch, she's sure it's an allergy."WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE BUGS IN MY HAIR?!" blurts Ellie when her mother and the school nurse give her the bad news: Ellie has head lice. "These things happen," says Ellie's mother. At home, Ellie and her mother talk to the doctor and read the papers from the school nurse. Then they shampoo, comb, and do laundry. Ellie even writes a note for kids who get head lice--"These things happen," it says. The author includes a note for concerned parents. Catherine Stier's light look at this all-too-common problem is sure to strike the right note with stressed-out kids and families. Tammie Lyon's humorous paintings complete this reassuring tale.
Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subjectCovers the biology and natural history of all the insect ordersProvides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceansFeatures more than 830 color photosHighlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human societyAn online illustration package is available to professors
You don't need a marketing degree or intensive training to build an attention-grabbing brand; you just need this book - and 30 days.Simon Middleton shows you how to create, manage and communicate your brand profoundly and effectively, in just 30 days, by following 30 clear exercises. How you work through the book is up to you, the result will be the same: an authentic, compelling, and highly distinctive brand that will attract and engage customers and fans. You will learn how to:Establish your brand values and positioningGet the all-important name rightBring your brand to lifeTurn your customers into your advocatesManage your PR and use your marketing budget wiselyInspire your staff to live the brand tooDeal with problems when something goes wrongBranding isn't about funky logos and expensive advertising. Your brand is what your company means to the world. Getting that meaning right is the most important thing you can do in business.'Passionate and persuasive, Simon Middleton has a natural instinct for uncovering the Wow! factor in every brand.' Dawn Gibbins MBE, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and Star of Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire
Dreams Can Come True...Janey might be small-but she was tough! She was also determined to take revenge on Blaze Hamilton who, she was convinced, had caused her father's illness....But how could she prove Blaze's guilt? Drastic action was called for, so here she was, up to her knees in mud on a building site...and loving every minute of it! Her only problem was gathering enough evidence to ruin Blaze. Not easy when the man turned out to be formidably clever-and more gorgeous than Janey could ever have dreamed....
Learn what it takes to build a great business with this digital collection curated by Harvard Business Review; it contains everything you need to know about entrepreneurship, from leadership traits and a willingness to fail to financial intelligence and tips for building a business case. Includes Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs; Fail Better; Heart, Smarts Guts, and Luck; Entrepreneur's Toolkit; HBR on Entrepreneurship; HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case; HBR Guide to Negotiating; How I Did It; and the Harvard Business Review articles "Five Stages of Small Business Growth," and "Why Entrepreneurs Don't Scale."
How should you grow your organization?It's one of the most challenging questions an executive team faces-and the wrong answer can break your firm.The problem is most firms' growth strategies emphasize just one type of growth-some focus on organic growth, others on M&A. When these strategies falter, the common response is simply to try harder-but firms falling into this "implementation trap" usually end up losing out to a competitor whose approach is more inclusive.So where do you start? By asking the right questions, argue INSEAD's Laurence Capron and coauthor Will Mitchell, of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Drawing on decades of research and teaching, Capron and Mitchell find that a firm's aptitude for determining the best resource pathways for growth has a defining impact on its success. They've come up with a helpful framework, reflecting practices of a variety of successful global organizations, to determine which path is best for yours.The resource pathways framework is built around three strategic questions: BUILD: Are your existing internal resources relevant for developing the new resources that you have targeted for growth? BORROW: Could you obtain the targeted resources via an effective relationship with a resource partner? BUY: Do you need broad and deep relationships with your resource provider?Written for large multinationals and emerging firms alike, Build, Borrow, or Buy will help solve a perennial question and will guide you through change while priming your organization for optimal growth.
Build Borrow or Buy: Introduction: Two Funerals and a Wedding--Why Growth Efforts Fail, and How to Do Them Rightby Will Mitchell Laurence Capron
"Peterson writes of nature with an intimacy that tugs at the reader's deep memory."--Orion This is the story of a life and spirit guided by animals. Brenda Peterson was raised in the High Sierras on a national forest lookout station, and wildlife had a daily, defining influence on her life. Peterson explores her deep connection with animals, from watching grizzlies in Montana's Rockies, to keeping Siberian huskies as pets in New York City, to her work for the restoration of wild wolves. Her lively storytelling bridges the worlds of human and animal, as she fascinates us with intimate stories of her studies of wild dolphins, whales, and orcas. Peterson reveals how animal bonds have enriched her life and led her toward a wider epiphany: As a species we cannot live without other animals. "[A] wealth of fascinating anecdotes and insights...[an] engaging memoir."--Publishers Weekly
Learn about important words in the history and geography of the United States.
Be Ready When Disaster Strikes If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book. This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival--water, food, protection, shelter, survival tools, and so much more. You'll find: A complete Bug Out Bag checklist that tells you exactly what to pack based on your survival skill level Photos and explanations of every item you need in your bag Resource lists to help you find and purchase gear Practice exercises that teach you how to use almost everything in your bag Demonstrations for multi-use items that save pack space and weight Specific gear recommendations for common disasters The book even includes special considerations for bugging out with children, the elderly, the physically disabled, and even pets. A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Are you prepared to face the devastating aftermath? Protect yourself and your family by building a Bug Out Bag today!
Be Ready When Disaster StrikesIf an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book.This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival--water, food, protection, shelter, survival tools, and so much more.You'll find:A complete Bug Out Bag checklist that tells you exactly what to pack based on your survival skill levelPhotos and explanations of every item you need in your bagResource lists to help you find and purchase gearPractice exercises that teach you how to use almost everything in your bagDemonstrations for multi-use items that save pack space and weightSpecific gear recommendations for common disasters The book even includes special considerations for bugging out with children, the elderly, the physically disabled, and even pets.A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Are you prepared to face the devastating aftermath? Protect yourself and your family by building a Bug Out Bag today!
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