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Fart Squad #3: Unidentified Farting Objects

by Stephen Gilpin Seamus Pilger

It's the third adventure from the bloaters of the big leagues, the stinkers to the stars, the gassians of the galaxy . . . the fearless FART SQUAD! This laugh-out-loud chapter book series is perfect for Captain Underpants fans. <P><P>With black-and-white illustrations throughout and porta-potties full of bathroom humor, young readers will be giggling from start to finish.When Darren Stonkadopolis claims he's had a close encounter of the stinky kind, the other Fart Squad members think he's full of hot air. But then the alien Stink Weeds descend, and the Fart Squad is forced to smell the truth. It'll take some Weedwacking, stealthy stench tactics, and buttfuls of gas so smelly they'd make the sun blush to stop these mutant extraterrestrial vegetables from universal stinkination.

Fart Squad #4: The Toilet Vortex

by Seamus Pilger Stephen Gilpin

It's the fourth adventure from the belly-bloating, plunger-toting, pants-exploding . . . fearless FART SQUAD! This laugh-out-loud chapter book series is perfect for Captain Underpants fans. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a butt-load of bathroom humor, young readers will be giggling from start to finish.Something is rotten in the plumbing of Harry Buttz Elementary School, and it's kidnapped Janitor Stan!It's up to the Fart Squad to dive into the toilet vortex to save their scent-sei from the World of the Royal Flush. Grab a match, because this stink just got real. Only the Fart Squad has the guts, the gall, and the gas to flush this round brown mound before he overflows his toilet kingdom on the world.

Fart Squad #5: Underpantsed!

by Seamus Pilger Stephen Gilpin

It's the fifth adventure from the crack of the crop, the bum de la bum, the stink of the litter . . . the fearless FART SQUAD! This laugh-out-loud chapter book series is perfect for Captain Underpants fans. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a butt load of bathroom humor, young readers will be giggling from start to finish.Underwear is disappearing all over Buttzville, and it's up to the Fart Squad to sniff out the villain who's brought the city to a chafing halt.But the heroes better hold on to their tighty-whities. Doctor Lucius René Bottom is out to pants the city that yanked his underwear business out from beneath him--and take the Fart Squad down, too. Get ready to go commando like no kid has gone before, because the Fart Squad is filling with fuel, gaining gas, and getting ready to kick some Bottom with the foulest fart attack in the history of Buttzville!

The Farther He Runs: A Kick Novel

by Lynda Aicher

In an explosive novel of long-awaited release from the award-winning author of The Deeper He Hurts, two emotionally exposed Marines learn to lean on each other--and discover the courage to act on their innermost needs. After years away from home, Tanner Dorsey is back and sorting through feelings that have him in a stranglehold. The hardened Marine will do anything for a fallen comrade, so when an accident leaves Finn Kelley fighting for his life, Tanner's eager to be there for him. In fact, Tanner's ready and willing to do anything Finn asks--especially if it means finally acting on the sexual tension that's always kept him craving more. Finn senses it too--when he brushes against Tanner's stubbled jaw, when he inhales the scent of the T-shirt that clings to Tanner's body like a second skin. Now that he's more vulnerable than ever, Finn knows the time is right to take control, even if it means risking the heart and soul of their friendship. The bond they share goes beyond desire; it's a bond of brotherhood, forged under conditions few could imagine. But once they cross that line, there will be no more secrets. No more boundaries. And no turning back. The Farther He Runs is intended for mature audiences and includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

The Farther Shore

by Matthew Eck

In his unforgettable debut novel, Matthew Eck puts readers inside the mind of a confused young soldier caught in the fog of unexpected warfare. A small unit of soldiers from the U.S. Army is separated from their command and left for dead. Their only option is to keep moving, in hope that they'll escape the marauding gangs and clansmen who appear to rule the city. Josh, a young soldier, and his "battle buddies" are left to wander in this hostile territory. A series of horrifying, often violent encounters leaves only a few of them alive. The Farther Shore is a short, stark war novel in which the characters are both haunting and inhuman, natives and invaders alike. The emerging story reflects a new kind of military engagement, with all the attendant horrors and difficulties of fighting in a strange new postmodern battlefield.

Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

by Martin Dugard

James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farm boy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In "Farther Than Any Man", noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness. When Great Britain announced a major circumnavigation in 1768 -- a mission cloaked in science, but aimed at the pursuit of world power -- it came as a political surprise that James Cook was given command. Cook's surveying skills had contributed to the British victory over France in the Seven Years' War in 1763, but no commoner had ever commanded a Royal Navy vessel. Endeavor's stunning three-year journey changed the face of modern exploration, charting the vast Pacific waters, the eastern coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and making landfall in Tahiti, Tierra del Fuego, and Rio de Janeiro. After returning home a hero, Cook yearned to get back to sea. He soon took control of the Resolution and returned to his beloved Pacific, in search of the elusive Southern Continent. It was on this trip that Cook's taste for power became an obsession, and his legendary kindness to island natives became an expectation of worship -- traits that would lead him first to greatness, then to catastrophe. Full of action, lush description, and fascinating historical characters like King George III and Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and gruesome demise of Capt. James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on traveling farther than any man.

Farther Than I Meant to Go, Longer Than I Meant to Stay

by Tiffany L. Warren

Charmayne Ellis is an established, polishedprofessional but although very successful her ridiculing mother andwise cracking younger sister won't let her forget that she is36, fat and unmarried. Her best friend, Lynette sets her up on ablind date with the gorgeous Travis Moon who shows interest.Charmayne's caution light blinks like crazy but under pressure,she talks herself into allowing Travis to work his charm on not onlyher but also her friends and family. Dismissing a persistent feelingthat Travis is not the man God wants for her, Charmayne ignores adviceand marries him. As Charmayne settles in to share her entire lifewith her new husband, Travis only has devastating secrets in exchange.She knew about his felony record and parole requirements but soon shehas to face his bisexuality and theft. Then his addiction to pornempties her bank account and costs her the career she loves and she'sdevastated. With no husband, no job and no one who seems tounderstand, Charmayne-with the help of a Christian therapist-learnsthat her real problem was never her weight or her marital status.Instead it was her own inability to trust God enough to wait on Hisbest for her life.

The Farthest Edge

by Kristen Ashley

Step into the Honey Club, where every sensual boundary will be tested in search of the ultimate pleasure… Branch doesn’t exist. Living off the grid, he’s looking for a way to forget his past and the guilt that plagues him. But no woman has ever been able to bring him to the edge he craves. After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse. As their passion ignites, Evangeline and Branch push each other to their farthest limit, fulfilling their darkest desires while falling harder and deeper than they ever imagined.

Farthest House

by Margaret Lukas

When Willow is born and her mother dies moments later, only the narrator of this spellbinding debut novel knows the death isn't from complications of childbirth. Amelie-Anais, buried on the Nebraska hilltop where the family home resides, tells the story of deceit, survival, and love from beyond the grave. Following Willow's life and Willow's incredible passion to paint despite loneliness, a physical handicap, and being raised by a father plagued with secrets, Amelie-Anais weaves together the lives of four enigmatic generations.

Farthest North

by Fridtjof Nansen

"If Outside magazine had been around during the first turn of the century, Fridtjof Nansen would have been its No. 1 cover boy."-The Chicago Sun-Times In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and crew manned the schooner Fram, intending to drift, frozen in the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. When it became clear that they would miss the pole, Nansen and companion Hjalmar Johansen struck off by themselves. Racing the shrinking pack-ice, they attempted, by dog-sled, to go "farthest north." They survived a winter in a moss hut eating walruses and polar bears, and the public assumed they were dead. In the spring of 1896, after three years of trekking, and having made it to within four degrees of the pole, they returned to safety. Nansen's narrative stands with the best writing on polar exploration. 20 b/w photographs.

Farthest North

by Fridjtof Nansen

In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea's drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn't be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person account, originally published in 1897, marks the beginning of the modern age of exploration. Nansen vividly describes the dangerous voyage and his 15-month-long dash to the North Pole by sledge. An unforgettable tale and a must-read for any armchair explorer.

Farthest Reach

by Richard Baker

The second in a trilogy of novels from New York Times best-selling author Richard Baker. Farthest Reach is the second novel in a trilogy chronicling the tempestuous return of an isolated society of elves to the mainland of the Forgotten Realms world. The events in this trilogy will have a far-reaching impact across the entire setting. AUTHOR BIO: RICHARD BAKER works as a game designer and Managing Developer for the roleplaying game line at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. A New York Times bestselling author with Condemnation, his additional Forgotten Realms novels include The City of Ravens.From the Paperback edition.

Farthest Reach (Forgotten Realms: Last Mythal #2)

by Richard Baker

The second in a trilogy of novels from New York Times best-selling author Richard Baker. Farthest Reach is the second novel in a trilogy chronicling the tempestuous return of an isolated society of elves to the mainland of the Forgotten Realms world. The events in this trilogy will have a far-reaching impact across the entire setting. AUTHOR BIO: RICHARD BAKER works as a game designer and Managing Developer for the roleplaying game line at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. A New York Times bestselling author with Condemnation, his additional Forgotten Realms novels include The City of Ravens.From the Paperback edition.

The Farthest Seeking

by Gayle Greeno

In Gayle Greeno's highly anticipated return to her most successful and beloved series, a new generation of human Seekers and their catlike ghatti companions journey to a dangerous wilderness-- while in the tunnels beneath Marchmont's Capital a deadly piece of long-forgotten technology is about to be rediscovered. . . . Praise for the GHATTI novels: "A brilliant fantasy series. . . No one will be able to resist the Ghatti. " --Rave Reviews "A wonderful series. . . Greeno has created her own world of fascinating creatures. Readers of Mercedes Lackey or Terry Brooks will welcome this series. " --VOYA "Riveting fantasy. " --Bookwatch "Remarkable. . . Greeno is a master of her craft. . . a marvelous creator. . . " --Kliatt .

The Farthest Shore

by Ursula K. Le Guin

The third novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin.<P><P> In this third book in the Earthsea series, darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: The world and its wizards are losing their magic. But Ged Sparrohawk--Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord--is determined to discover the source of this devastating loss.<P> Aided by Enlad's young Prince Arren, Ged embarks on a treacherous journey that will test their strength and will. Because to restore magic, the two warriors must venture to the farthest reaches of their world--and even beyond the realm of death. <P> With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.<P> Winner of the National Book Award

Farthing

by Jo Walton

Without her parents' approval Lucy married a Jew. It was a surprise to her when she and her husband found themselves invited to the retreat. But on the retreat's first night, a politician is murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. Alternative history.

Fascial Release for Structural Balance, Revised Edition

by James Earls Thomas Myers

This thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative reference Fascial Release for Structural Balance brings the book up to date with all of the most current research on the role of fascia and myofascia in the body, and how treatment affects it. This edition takes advantage of more sophisticated testing to explore in greater detail the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making it an even more essential guide. Offering a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through "bodyreading," the book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. The authors, both respected bodywork professionals, give any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists—the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients' shape and structure.Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help with many chronic conditions that their clients suffer from, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing the strains that may contribute to the patient's ongoing aches and pains, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. James Earls and Thomas Meyers argue that approaching the fascia requires "a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques."

Fascinate

by Sally Hogshead

What triggers fascination, and how do companies, people, and ideas put those triggers to use?Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Fascination: the most powerful way to influence decision making. It's more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with seven universal triggers: lust, mystique, alarm, prestige, power, vice, and trust. Fascination plays a role in every type of decision making, from the brands you choose to the songs you remember, from the person you marry to the employees you hire. And by activating the right triggers, you can make anything become fascinating.To explore and explain fascination's irresistible influence, Sally Hogshead looks beyond marketing, delving into behavioral and social studies, historical precedents, neurobiology and evolutionary anthropology, as well as conducting in-depth interviews and a national study of a thousand consumers, to emerge with deeply rooted patterns for why, and how, we become captivated.Hogshead reveals why the Salem witch trials began with the same fixations as those in Sex and the City. How Olympic athletes are subject to obsessions similar to those of fetishists. How a 1636 frenzy over Dutch tulip bulbs perfectly mirrors the 2006 real estate bubble. And why a billion-dollar "Just Say No" program actually increased drug use among teens, by activating the same "forbidden fruit" syndrome as a Victoria's Secret catalog.Whether you realize it or not, you're already using the seven triggers. The question is, are you using the right triggers, in the right way, to get your desired result? This book will show you.

Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist

by Sally Hogshead

A newly revised and updated edition of the influential guide that explores one of the most powerful ways to attract attention and influence behavior--fascination--and how businesses, products, and ideas can become irresistible to consumers.In an oversaturated culture defined by limited time and focus, how do we draw attention to our messages, our ideas, and our products when we only have seconds to compete?Award-winning consultant and speaker Sally Hogshead turned to a wide realm of disciplines, including neurobiology, psychology, and evolutionary anthropology. She began to see specific and interesting patterns that all centered on one element: fascination.Fascination is the most powerful way to capture an audience and influence behavior. This essential book examines the principles behind fascination and explores how those insights can be put to use to sway:* Which brand of frozen peas you pick in the case* Which city, neighborhood, and house you choose* Which profession and company you join* Where you go on vacation* Which book you buy off the shelfStructured around the seven languages of fascination Hogshead has studied and developed--power, passion, innovation, alarm, mystique, prestige, and alert--Fascinate explores how anyone can use these triggers to make products, messages, and services more fascinating--and more successful.

Fascinating Canada: A Book of Questions and Answers

by John Robert Colombo

Few people have read as widely in the field of Canadiana as has John Robert Colombo. The curiosity of this Toronto writer, editor, and anthologist knows few if any bounds when it comes to the lore, literature, history, culture, and character of Canada. He has an inquiring mind and he seems able to find national and even international twists to subjects of interest or importance.Fascinating Canada, his latest book, is the product of over half a century of research, reading, writing, and thinking. Some years ago the author produced a trilogy of question-and-answer books 1,000 Questions about Canada, 999 Questions about Canada, 1,000 Questions about Canada. The first two were published by Doubleday Canada, the third one in 2001 by Dundurn Press. The same format is adapted to the material in the present book, but this time the majority of the questions are short whereas a good many of the answers are quite long discussions of the subjects at hand: concise questions followed by considered answers.Here is a book about the Canadian past, present, and future. The information in Fascinating Canada is organized under four headings (People, Places, Things, Ideas) and there is a detailed Index for ready reference. This book may serve as a work of popular reference, but it has been written to stimulate inquiry and spark the sense of surprise in the minds of readers who know something about this amazing country but perhaps not as much as the author. Open this book and begin to read … and match wits with author and researcher John Robert Colombo.

Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing

by David Yaffe

How have American writers written about jazz, and how has jazz influenced American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the relationship and interplay between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has both been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the development of twentieth-century American literature.Yaffe explores how Jewish novelists such as Norman Mailer, J. D. Salinger, and Philip Roth engaged issues of racial, ethnic, and American authenticity by way of jazz; how Ralph Ellison's descriptions of Louis Armstrong led to a "neoconservative" movement in contemporary jazz; how poets such as Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Frank O'Hara were variously inspired by the music; and how memoirs by Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis both reinforced and redeemed the red light origins of jazz. The book confronts the current jazz discourse and shows how poets and novelists can be placed in it--often with problematic results. Fascinating Rhythm stops to listen for the music, demonstrating how jazz continues to speak for the American writer.

Fascinating Science

by McGraw-Hill Wright Group

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Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives

by Charles Swindoll

Pastor, teacher, and beloved author Charles Swindoll says, "Somehow life has taught us poorly. We're trained to think that the most significant people are star athletes, actors, and musicians--the ones we applaud, those whose autographs we seek, those who have worldly renown. "They aren't. Not really. Most often, the people really worth noting are those who turn a 'nobody' into a 'somebody' but never receive credit." What is forgotten far too often is this: Success in God's kingdom and in the church depends upon faithful people the public rarely knows. The Old Testament contains numerous fascinating stories of forgotten lives--unsung heroes whose actions, sacrifices, or battles failed to ascribe them worldly renown. These great lives, however, reveal significant people whom God honors in the pages of His Word and, therefore, deserve our serious attention and emulation. Adino took out eight hundred armed, skilled fighting men with his sword. Eleazar attacked the Philistines by himself for so long that his comrades had to pry his sword out of his grip. Shammah, while his companions ran like scared cats from their enemies, stood his ground--alone--and was victorious. And yet, did you recall any of their names? They're not on the rolls of the rich and famous. Still, they are significant. In this eighth volume of the bestselling Great Lives from God's Word series, Chuck will examine little-remembered Bible characters and events. He will help you discover biblical principles and practical applications for living so that you can be who you are in God's estimation . . . a person of true significance.

The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

by Arthur Benjamin Ping Zhang Gary Chartrand

The fascinating world of graph theory goes back several centuries and revolves around the study of graphs--mathematical structures showing relations between objects. With applications in biology, computer science, transportation science, and other areas, graph theory encompasses some of the most beautiful formulas in mathematics--and some of its most famous problems. For example, what is the shortest route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit a number of cities in one trip? What is the least number of colors needed to fill in any map so that neighboring regions are always colored differently? Requiring readers to have a math background only up to high school algebra, this book explores the questions and puzzles that have been studied, and often solved, through graph theory. In doing so, the book looks at graph theory's development and the vibrant individuals responsible for the field's growth.Introducing graph theory's fundamental concepts, the authors explore a diverse plethora of classic problems such as the Lights Out Puzzle, the Minimum Spanning Tree Problem, the Königsberg Bridge Problem, the Chinese Postman Problem, a Knight's Tour, and the Road Coloring Problem. They present every type of graph imaginable, such as bipartite graphs, Eulerian graphs, the Petersen graph, and trees. Each chapter contains math exercises and problems for readers to savor.An eye-opening journey into the world of graphs, this book offers exciting problem-solving possibilities for mathematics and beyond.

The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat

by William Young

This captivating collection of 99 essays offers a well-researched but easy-to-read look at birds as familiar as the sparrow and as seldom-seen as the albatross, from dancing varieties (crane) to sacred ones (ibis) to those associated with practical jokes and assassinations (snipe). The book combines extensive field experience with reflections drawn from biology, literature, music, history, politics, and other areas.

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