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Small Gas Engines: Fundamentals, Service, Troubleshooting, Repair, Applications (10th Edition)

by Alfred C. Roth W. Scott Gauthier Blake J. Fisher

Small Gas Engines explores the design, construction, and operation of small 2- and 4-stroke gasoline engines. It also presents a detailed overview of small engine maintenance, troubleshooting, service, rebuilding, and repair. In addition, Small Gas Engines includes extensive coverage of outdoor power equipment applications and the specialized service related to each type of equipment. The 2012 edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest on engine design and service. The 2012 edition has been extensively reorganized to help improve comprehension. Engine service information is arranged in a logical sequence. New Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics chapter introduces students to the basics of electricity and electronics. Includes a new Engine Reassembly and Break-In chapter. Presents a variety engine types from a wide range of manufacturers.

Small Groups for the Rest of Us

by Chris Surratt

Most churches in America struggle to have a significant percentage of their adult attendance in small groups. According to recent research done by Lifeway Research, only "33 percent of churchgoers attend classes or groups for adults (such as Sunday school, Bible study, small groups, or Adult Bible Fellowships) four or more times in a typical month. Fourteen percent attend two or three times a month." Life transformation happens best within the context of community, so if a church is going to be intentional about discipleship they have to develop on-ramps to small groups that reach people on the fringes and beyond. If we continue to offer small groups to the normal church attenders, a majority of the people who show up to church are never reached. Pastors, church staff and small group leaders are trying to figure out how to make small groups work in their church and they don't know how. Small Groups For The Rest Of Us gives them practical, proven strategies on moving people from the fringes into biblically based communities.

Small Groups in Counseling and Therapy: Process and Leadership

by Barbara W. Posthuma

What are the characteristics of a cohesive group? What are the attributes of a good leader? What are the hidden agendas that govern certain group dynamics? Everyone needs a basic introduction into group dynamics in order to interact with the people in their personal and professional community. Small Groups is a practical hands-on approach to group dynamics. People in the various helping professions, as well as other professionals and lay citizens, will find in this book the appropriate conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed for effective small group leadership.<p> In addition to considering the theories of leadership and group process as well as the attributes and roles of leaders, the author applies the information in a practical step-by-step manner. He also introduces new programs on assertiveness and awareness. Topics include: group development, group dimensions, goals and norms, leadership attributes and techniques, ethics and multiculturalism, and self-help groups.

Small Groups with Purpose: How to Create Healthy Communities

by Steve Gladen

The author shares the biblical strategy, the secrets, the failures, and the lessons behind the remarkable growth of church leadership through small groups strategy.

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (25th Anniversary Edition)

by E. F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful is the perfect antidote to the economics of globalization. As relevant today as when it was first published, this is a landmark set of essays on humanistic economics. This 25th anniversary edition brings Schumacher's ideas into focus for the end-of-the-century by adding commentaries by contemporary thinkers who have been influenced by Schumacher. They analyze the impact of his philosophy on current political and economic thought. Small is Beautiful is the classic of common sense economics upon which many recent trends in our society are founded. This is economics from the heart rather than from just the bottom line. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Small Is Big, Slow Is Fast: Living and Leading Your Family and Community on God's Mission

by Hugh Halter Mike Breen Caesar Kalinowski

You don’t need to have the talents of a rock star or the wisdom of Yoda to effectively and naturally live a life on mission with God. And you do not have to add a big list of new activities to your life! Instead, it is the everyday ordinary things done with greater gospel-intentionality…slowly over time…that make all the difference. Biblical and super practical, Small Is Big, Slow Is Fast helps readers respond to Jesus’ call to each of us to be a missionary right where we live—in our own families and neighborhoods. It shows you step by step the essential elements that create environments for organic kingdom growth and multiplication. Whether you’re looking to lead your own family or are taking first steps toward starting a church that has discipleship and mission at its core, you will discover the secret to starting out small and going (seemingly) slower—and not feeling guilty about it. And you’ll be encouraged to trust that when you lay the right foundations, multi-plication will occur and will always be “faster” and more successful in the long run.

Small Magics

by Ilona Andrews

***The stories in this anthology have been previously published*** Now collected for the first time, an irresistible compilation of five previously published stories by the bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series; including Kate's very first meeting with Saiman, some related adventures, and two unforgettable 'outside' excursions. A QUESTIONABLE CLIENT - In this 'intro' to the Kate Daniels world, we meet the extremely 'shifty' Saiman for the very first time, when Kate takes on the task of serving as his bodyguard to protect him from some very determined--and dangerous--Russian wizards. RETRIBUTION CLAUSE - Saiman's cousin, Adam--a frost giant and also an insurance adjuster--and his enigmatic partner, Siroun, set out on an impossible mission to enforce a client's Retribution Clause; that is, to kill the person who killed her. But is their target even guilty? Magic and mayhem and a little personal chemistry will reveal the truth! OF SWINE AND ROSES - A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever. Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into "his" neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can't say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won't even mention the dead guy... GRACE OF SMALL MAGICS - Grace has always known she wasn't like everyone else and that her family has magic abilities. After flying to meet the head of Clan Dreoch in order to fulfill her families' "duties" as servants, Grace finds herself in the middle of a mage clan war... MAGIC TESTS - A short story in the Kate Daniels universe. Kate recruits her teenage ward, Julie, to search out a missing student whose location spell has her hidden somewhere on campus...

Small Persons with Wings

by Ellen Booraem

Ever since she was teased for believing in fairies, Mellie has adopted a strictly scientific and logical approach to life. But when her parents inherit her grandfather's inn, she learns that for generations, her family members have been fairy guardians. The fairies exchanged some of their powers for this protection but now they want their magic back. An evil temptress in disguise wants the magic too, and before she knows it, Mellie is turned into a frog, her grandfather is discovered alive, and her parents are trapped in an evil spell that only lets them see the truth (which can be awfully brutal). Thank goodness for Timmo - the cute boy next door - and Durindana, a fairy outcast, who help Mellie save the day and encourage her to loosen up her views on family, fairies, and friendship. This is a hilarious, irreverent, and highly sarcastic take on fairies---who, by the way, just hate to be called fairies.

Small Pig

by Arnold Lobel

A small pig runs away from his home after his pig pen is cleaned up by the farmer's wife.

Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (2nd edition)

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

This is a new edition of an introductory anthropology textbook for undergraduates. Eriksen (social anthropology, U. of Oslo) focuses on such central topics as kinship, ethnicity, ritual, and political systems, and offers examples that demonstrate the scope of anthropology and the basic approaches of the discipline. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Small Plates from Around the World: World's Best Sliders

by Marisol Murano

Those who love food and travel can now enjoy a tasty collection of tapas-styles small plates based on Chef Marisol Murano's experience as an International Destination Chef. The six-pack Small Plates from Around the World series includes Veggies, World's Best Sliders, Seafood, Salads, Meat & Poultry, and Tapas Drinks. These tasty bites may be purchased separately (as singles), or as an entire cookbook, Small Plates from Around the World. Easy enough to liven up a weeknight and exotic enough to entertain, Chef Marisol's Small Plates series is your go-to source for fresh, easy and delicious tapas-style menus rich with the flavors of world cuisine. Additional recipes at and on Facebook at Chef Marisol.

A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014

by Wendell Berry

More than thirty-five years ago, when the weather allowed, Wendell Berry began spending his sabbaths outdoors, walking and wandering around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy only time could provide. These walks arranged themselves into poems and each year since he has completed a sequence dated by the year of its composition. Last year we collected the lot into a collection, This Day, the Sabbath Poems 1979-2013. This new sequence for the following year is one of the richest yet. This group provides a virtual syllabus for all of Mr. Berry's cultural and agricultural work in concentrated form. Many of these poems are drawn from the view from a small porch in the woods, a place of stillness and reflection, a vantage point "of the one/life of the forest composed/of uncountable lives in countless/years each life coherent itself within/ the coherence, the great composure,/of all." A new collection of Wendell Berry poems is always an occasion of joyful celebration and this one is especially so.

The Small Room

by May Sarton

How the central characters students and teachers react to the crisis and what effect the scandal has on their personal and professional lives are the central motifs of May Sarton's sensitive, probing novel.

Small Stocks, Big Money

by Dave Gentry

Small companies come with big risk, but potentially life-changing reward Small Stocks, Big Money provides first-hand perspective and insider information on the fast world of microcap investing. In a series of interviews with the superstars of small stocks, you'll learn how to discover the right companies and develop a solid investment strategy with a potentially big payoff. Each chapter includes a short bio of the investor in question, and provides key insight into the lessons learned from the investments that made them millions--or in some cases, hundreds of millions. You'll learn each investor's top stock picks, and how they originally chose the investments that became their gold mines. Whether you're a professional investor or a novice, this book is a unique and valuable source of information for anyone interested in the volatile world of small stocks and big money. The smaller the company, the bigger the risk--and the bigger the potential payoff. These interviews show you how to avoid or mitigate those risks, and how to choose the stocks with the best potential from the perspective of those who have done it very, very successfully. Learn the nuances of microcap investing Read the stories of the pros who have made millions Gain expert insight from top microcap investors Avoid the potential pitfalls and reap the big rewards Taking a risk on a small company can lead to tremendous gains when they become an industry giant. The trick is in choosing the company that is likely to follow that trajectory, and allocating your investment appropriately to protect yourself in case of disaster. Small Stocks, Big Money gives you a head start by teaching you what the pros wish they knew then.

A Small Town

by Shelby Hearon

This is a novel so rich and wise that--like Gail Godwin's A Mother and Two Daughters --it involves us completely in its world. A Small Town begins in the childhood of Alma van der Linden, a doctor's daughter in Venice, Missouri, and a keen observer both of her neighbors and of the feud that has sent her family literally to opposite ends of town. As Alma grows up, marries, and has children, her life and the life of the town pass before us in an ever-changing, always-the-same diorama. Among the citizens of Venice there are August, Alma's grandfather, whose dusty house guards the family's secrets; Alma's frightened, alcoholic mother, Neva; Louis le Croix, the high school principal, who leaves his wife for Alma; and a host of others as comical, rare, and mysterious as real people. When her last novel, Group Therapy, was published in 1984, the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Shelby Hearon has delighted a small but loyal fan club with remarkable work during the past few years' and predicted, "her popularity will expand to match her talent?" Now, with A Small Town, she has wonderfully fulfilled that prediction.

Small Town

by Lawrence Block

The author of dozens of acclaimed novels including those in the Scudder and Keller series, Lawrence Block has long been recognized as one of the premier crime writers of our time. Now, the breathtaking skill, power, and versatility of this Grand Master are brilliantly displayed once again in a mesmerizing new thriller set on the streets of the city he knows and loves so well. That was the thing about New York -- if you loved it, if it worked for you, it ruined you for anyplace else in the world. In this dazzlingly constructed novel, Lawrence Block reveals the secret at the heart of the Big Apple. His glorious metropolis is really a small town, filled with men and women from all walks of life whose aspirations, fears, disappointments, and triumphs are interconnected by bonds as unbreakable as they are unseen. Pulsating with the lives of its denizens -- bartenders and hookers, power brokers and politicos, cops and secretaries, editors and dreamers -- the city inspires a passion that is universal yet unique in each of its eight million inhabitants, including: John Blair Creighton, a writer on the verge of a breakthrough; Francis Buckram, a charismatic ex-police commissioner -- and the inside choice for the next mayor -- on the verge of a breakdown; Susan Pomerance, a beautiful, sophisticated folk-art dealer plumbing the depths of her own fierce sexuality; Maury Winters, a defense attorney who prefers murder trials because there's one less witness; Jerry Pankow, an ex-addict who has turned being clean into a living, mopping up after New York's nightlife; And, in the shadows of a city reeling from tragedy, an unlikely killing machine who wages a one-man war against them all. Infused with the raw cadence, stark beauty, and relentless pace of New York City, Small Town is a tour de force Block fans old and new will celebrate.

Small-Town America

by Robert Wuthnow

More than thirty million Americans live in small, out-of-the-way places. Many of them could have chosen to join the vast majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs. They could live closer to better paying jobs, more convenient shopping, a wider range of educational opportunities, and more robust health care. But they have opted to live differently. In Small-Town America, we meet factory workers, shop owners, retirees, teachers, clergy, and mayors--residents who show neighborliness in small ways, but who also worry about everything from school closings and their children's futures to the ups and downs of the local economy. Drawing on more than seven hundred in-depth interviews in hundreds of towns across America and three decades of census data, Robert Wuthnow shows the fragility of community in small towns. He covers a host of topics, including the symbols and rituals of small-town life, the roles of formal and informal leaders, the social role of religious congregations, the perception of moral and economic decline, and the myriad ways residents in small towns make sense of their own lives. Wuthnow also tackles difficult issues such as class and race, abortion, homosexuality, and substance abuse.Small-Town America paints a rich panorama of the lives and livelihoods of people who reside in small communities, finding that, for many people, living in a small town is an important part of self-identity.

Small-Town Billionaire

by Renee Andrews

An Unexpected Romance As the CEO of Brooks International, Ryan Brooks has money, power and a sought-after family name. But here on his sister's ranch in Claremont, Alabama, the billionaire only wants to be loved for who he really is. So when small-town shop owner Maribeth Walton ignores him and his valuable business advice, he's determined to figure out why. Problem is, Maribeth knows he's not sticking around and she won't let him get close. Or could it be she's keeping a secret-one that may hold the key to why she's so reluctant to admit she's falling for the billionaire?

Small-Town Girl

by Jessica Keller

Her Small-Town Guy Goose Harbor, Michigan, is the perfect place for Kendall Mayes to start over and open her date-planning business. When she encounters handsome loner Brice Daniels, who is struggling to keep the shipping business he runs going, she sees an opportunity. A weekly sunset cruise catering to couples and tourists will keep their dealings strictly business. Kendall has had enough of failed romances, and Brice is too burned by love to give it another chance. But despite their reservations, they soon let down their walls. Yet when Kendall's silent business partner is revealed to be Brice's longtime enemy, staying together might be next to impossible.

Small-Town Homecoming

by Lissa Manley

A Home to Cherish Ten years ago, Curt Graham left his hometown in disgrace. Now Curt returns to Moonlight Cove for a fresh start and to reestablish family ties. The pretty owner of the inn where he's staying is exactly the kind of woman he needs. But Jenna Flaherty is waiting for the perfect man. Curt knows he'll never be that. When the little boy Jenna babysits needs Curt's help, he's surprised to discover he's a good father figure-and that he harbors a wish to have a home of his own. Now if only he could convince Jenna he'd make her a wonderful husband. Moonlight Cove: A beachside town where love and faith blossom.

Small Town Justice

by Valerie Hansen

DANGEROUS SECRETS Back home in Serenity, Jamie Lynn Henderson's determined to prove her brother was framed for the town sheriff's hit-and-run death years ago. But as she encounters dead end after dead end, Jamie Lynn discovers someone will go to any lengths-even murder-to bury the evidence. Her only hope of staying alive long enough to uncover the truth is Shane Colton, the late lawman's wary son. Shane's world was shattered by one senseless act that he can't forgive. But somehow he is drawn to protect the lovely woman trying to free her brother from prison. If they don't work fast, Jamie Lynn's single-minded quest might lead them both into the killer's trap.

Small-Town Midwife

by Jean C. Gordon

Unexpected Arrival Autumn Hazard loves being a midwife. But a tragic loss has her doubting the path she's chosen. And her new boss isn't helping. She's worked with Dr. Jonathan Hanlon before, and he's just as handsome and seemingly perfect as ever. His presence could mean trouble for the clinic-and her sensible heart. Jon remembers Autumn, too. She's still beautiful, smart and oblivious to him. Maybe that's for the best-he's leaving the small town as soon as his training's done. Besides, he has secrets of his own, and he can't risk Autumn getting close enough to uncover them. Yet despite all their reservations, working beside each other doesn't feel like work at feels like home.

Small Towns and Decentralisation in India

by Rémi Bercegol

This book examines the impact that decentralisation reforms, initiated in the early 1990s, have had on small towns in India. It specifically focuses on small towns in Uttar Pradesh, one of the most densely populated and poorest states in India. Although considered home to one of the oldest urban civilisations, India remains one of the least urbanised regions in the world. At the same time, the country has many million-strong metropolises that are among the world's largest megacities, as well as a multitude of small and medium-sized towns and cities. This paradoxical urbanisation, against a backdrop of reforms, has interested the scientific community to gain a more nuanced understanding of the changes and challenges involved. This book analyses an urban environment often overlooked by researchers and public authorities, namely, that of small towns. These towns are of vital importance as this is where the bulk of future urban development will take place. However, decades after implementation of the reforms, the majority of reviews and assessments have focused on large cities and so the impacts of the reform on small towns are still poorly understood. This book includes extensive primary data about political, technical and financial municipal issues in small towns of northern India and, is therefore, of interest to students, researchers and planners working on urban and regional studies in the global South.

Small Wars, Faraway Places

by Michael Burleigh

A sweeping history of the Cold War’s many "hot” wars born in the last gasps of empire The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, without direct conflict. Drawing from new archival research, prize-winning historian Michael Burleigh gives new meaning to the seminal decades of 1945 to 1965 by examining the many, largely forgotten, "hot” wars fought around the world. As once-great Western colonial empires collapsed, counter-insurgencies campaigns raged in the Philippines, the Congo, Iran, and other faraway places. Dozens of new nations struggled into existence, the legacies of which are still felt today. Placing these vicious struggles alongside the period-defining United States and Soviet standoffs in Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba, Burleigh swerves from Algeria to Kenya, to Vietnam and Kashmir, interspersing top-level diplomatic negotiations with portraits of the charismatic local leaders. The result is a dazzling work of history, a searing analysis of the legacy of imperialism and a reminder of just how the United States became the world’s great enforcer. .

Small Wars Manual

by United States Marine Corps.

Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as 'Small Wars.' This is one of the best books on military peacekeeping and counterinsurgency operations published before World War II. As an historical artifact, it offers insight to a rarely seen and often overlooked period in American history. Topics include strategy, psychology, dealings with foreign civilians, as well as implementation of a democratically-elected government. A great addition to the library of any historian, military man or concerned citizen!

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