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In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer day, when Sparrow meets a dandelion with only 10 seed pods left, he asks how he can help. Dandelion laments that a short while ago, she was the brightest yellow, but now a strong wind could blow away her remaining pods and no one will remember her. Together, they decide to write Dandelion's story in the dirt, and so Dandelion tells Sparrow all the things she has seen and loved. Later that night, a storm changes everything. . . . But the tale of Dandelion lives on.
Unmistakably unique in his crisp coat colored in mustard or pepper, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier cuts a silhouette without compare in dogdom. His large, distinctive head crowned with a silky topknot; his full, round eyes, revealing intelligence and sensitivity; and his long, low, shapely body, and short legs add to the breed's unmistakable distinction and purity. Although the Dandie is counted among the gamest of working terriers, the breed's gentleman-like ways, independent spirit, and special brand of dignified affection recommend him as a charming companion dog for all experienced dog owners. Author Betty-Anne Stenmark, one of the doyennes of the breed in the United States, a highly regarded breeder and judge, begins this Comprehensive Owner's Guide with a detailed chapter on the breed's origins in England and the United States, featuring many historical photographs of important dogs. As only a lifelong Dandie lover can do, the author conveys the ineffable spirit and temperament of her favorite dog in an enjoyable chapter on the breed's characteristics, which all newcomers to the breed will find enlightening and entertaining. The AKC breed standard is presented alongside the author's expert analysis, making this book indispensable to all serious Dandie students.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and obedience are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. Guest author Emma Greenway, a Dandie expert and breeder from down under, provides two excellent sections on the proper grooming of the Dandie and training the puppy for show. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume.. The chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture considers the visual languages, politics, and poetics of personal appearance. Dandyism has been most closely associated with influential caucasian Western men-about-town, epitomized by the 19th century style-setting of Oscar Wilde and by Tom Wolfe's white suits. The essays collected here, however, examine the spectacle and workings of dandyism to reveal that these were not the only dandies. On the contrary, art historians, literary and cultural historians, and anthropologists identify unrecognized dandies flourishing among early 19th century Native Americans, in Soviet Latvia, in Africa, throughout the African-American diaspora, among women, and in the art world. Moving beyond historical and fictional accounts of dandies, this volume juxtaposes theoretical models with evocative images and descriptions of clothing in order to link sartorial self-construction with artistic, social, and political self-invention. Taking into consideration the vast changes in thinking about identity in the academy, Dandies provides a compelling study of dandyism's destabilizing aesthetic enterprise. Contributors: Jennifer Blessing, Susan Fillin-Yeh, Rhonda Garelick, Joe Lucchesi, Kim Miller, Robert E. Moore, Richard J. Powell, Carter Ratcliffe, and Mark Allen Svede.
Osho sees Zen not as a historical spiritual tradition, but as the future of a humanity that has matured to the point that people no longer need religions controlled by "priesthoods" and based on fearful superstitions that cripple people's innate intelligence and divide them from one another. This book offers a deeper understanding of the underlying differences between Eastern and Western approaches to religion and the nature of consciousness. It's a beautiful introduction to a world where each individual has the capacity for an instant and profound understanding of existence, and a rebirth of the trust in life that each of us are born with. Dang Dang Doko Dang represents the sound of the drum beaten by a Zen master in an existential lesson for a disciple. As well as symbolizing the poetic quality of Zen, the title represents the special flavor of this collection of Osho's commentaries on well-known Zen stories. This volume is part of the OSHO Classics series and also includes Osho's responses to questions about the meditation technique of Zazen.
When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.
When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.
When Edward P. Djerejian arrived in Beirut for his first Foreign Service assignment, the city was a thriving metropolis, a nexus for a diversity of religious beliefs, political ideas, and cultural practices. More than forty years since, the broader Middle East region is undergoing significant change in the face of a deep-rooted con-frontation between the forces of reaction and modernity in the rapidly growing Muslim populations. Serious deficits in education, political participation, economic progress, and human rights are exacerbated by unresolved conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, and between Arabs and Israelis. Djerejian, an American diplomat who served eight presidents, both Democratic and Republican, from John F. Kennedy to William Jefferson Clinton, publicly shares for the first time intimate details and colorful anecdotes of his service in the Middle East. During his tenure, he developed close professional relationships with many of the region's secular and religious leaders and was a key advisor to Washington's highest-ranking officials and political leaders. He was instrumental in formulating U.S. policy in the region, and participated actively in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, the release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon, and the formation of the U.S.-led coalition against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. A leading expert on the Middle East, Djerejian asserts that Americans are confronted with one of the most important challenges of our time: the struggle of ideas between the forces of extremism and moderation in the Arab and Muslim world. Mistakenly assuming that radical political ideologies fell with communism at the end of the Cold War, policy makers are employing insufficient strategies to promote the important political, economic, commercial, cultural, and security interests that the United States -- and the rest of the world -- have in the region. Djerejian explains what has gone wrong with U.S. policy and suggests a way forward for future admin-istrations. The United States must learn to deal with the complex religious, ethnic, and cultural factors at play in the Middle East. We must not impose our own political structure on the Arab and Muslim world, but we can help marginalize the radicals and champion a democratic way of life in conformity with the cultural context of the region's own mainstream values and ideals. In his captivating and illuminating book -- the only one of its kind to address the full scope of issues that U.S. leaders face in the Middle East -- Djerejian outlines specific coherent strategies necessary to respond effectively to the imminent danger and dynamic opportunity presented by the struggle within the Islamic world.
Something in the woods is threatening the freedom Pembrook's dogs enjoy. Dog Watch is on the case.
Those sneaky Diesels are planning something devious--and Thomas is on their track! This full-color storybook, which is based on the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Day of the Diesels, issure to thrill little boys ages 3-6.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ellen receives a spirit message during a séance at the county fair, warning that her brother Corey is in danger and that she must rescue him.
When Max is bundled off to stay with his uncle, the miller, in an Upper Canada village, the adventure he longs for comes when he least expects it.
Twelve-year-old Rose sets out to prove her brother's innocence when he is accused of shooting a politician during a Wild West show performance in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1886.
KIT lands a summer job with her local newspaper.. As she noses around the zoo gathering facts for a kids' column, Kit stumbles into some strange monkey business. Her reporter's instincts tell her that she's onto something worth investigating--and she's determined to get the story!
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Chasing Vermeer" and "The Calder Game" comes an all-new mystery featuring a boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing, a mischievous girl who won't stay in one place, and a mysterious notebook.
Nat Boyd and his best friend Boyd Fink have always found a way to maneuver their way out of trouble. But this time, the problem is serious. It's something horrible and frightening beyond any fifth grader's worse fears. This time, it's... dancing. There's no escaping this humiliating class assignment... and what's worse, there's a rumor that the boys will be forced to wear tutus! What's a Boyd to do?
One night was all it could ever be. . . Because Dr. Melissa Danvers was a vampire's keeper. Honor-bound to repay the man who'd always been there for her, Melissa hoped the 140-year-old immortal could uncover the mystery surrounding her parents' deaths. Complicating her mission was Sebastian Reyes, the young, sexy entrepreneur whose wild lovemaking left her sated, yet burning for more. One night of passion with the beautiful healer would haunt Sebastian the rest of his life. Now Melissa needed his computer expertise to unravel a crime and stay one step ahead of a desperate killer. Sebastian was strictly a no-strings-attached guy. Until danger and desire delivered him to the one woman his soul couldn't forget.
Calvin and Rob decide to go on a long hiking trip. Soon they are trapped in a narrow gorge with two prison camp escapees and a hungry mountain lion on the loose.
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series...Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it's life...and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she's trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can't escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn't need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.
Barely into his twenties and already a highly decorated military hero, Army Special Forces veteran Blake Kershaw is now going to college, studying while recuperating from wounds received in Afghanistan, and planning to re-enter the Army as an officer after graduation. But life tosses Blake a curve when his country approaches him about using his special skills to avert a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in a major eastern U. S. city. To do that, he would need to become an operative deep within Al-Qaeda's innermost circles-- changing his entire identity, even his face. A true patriot, Blake makes the journey into a shadow world that leaves friends, family and, seemingly, even God far behind. But when things go terribly wrong, and his country looks set to destroy him, it is God and God's people who intervene.
Gordon Korman's adventurous DIVE trilogy comes to an action-packed conclusion with THE DANGER.<P> In 1965, a British vessel named the Griffin sank with a priceless amount of gold on board.Now, centuries later, four kids are trying to raise the Griffin's treasure from the sea. Kaz, Dante, Adriana, and Star must take the biggest risk of their lives...and discover that they won't be able to trust anybody-even themselves. A thrilling, shark-infested conclusion to Gordon Korman's underwater trilogy.<P>
Nancy Drew and investigative reporter Brenda Carlton compete to solve a case involving a string of local robberies, but Nancy must forget their rivalry when Brenda falls into a trap Nancy set for the thieves.
A twelve-year-old sleuth goes undercover--and underwater--to tackle three cases in this hilarious mystery. It's a routine case... or at least as routine as a cases get when you're a twelve-year-old private detective who's been sleuthing for just a few months: Steve Brixton must don a neon wetsuit and work undercover to retrieve a stolen surfboard. But when the assignment goes all wrong, Steve finds himself caught inside mysteries involving wild surfers, pirate smugglers, thick-necked goons, and a sixth-grader who can't find his gym shorts.
Noodle and Zeek love danger, but when a real adventure comes their way, will they be ready?Best friends Noodle and Zeek are among the first in line when a new store, Danger Guy, opens in their local mall. It has all the survival gear the boys could dream of, and their excitement is lessened only when they notice two big, angry men yelling at the owner. When Noodle and Zeek wander into a small room on the other side of the store, they're shut inside. That's when the two realize they're in the back of a truck heading out of town.After a terrifying ride, Noodle and Zeek arrive at an ancient temple full of treasures. There they discover that their kidnappers are the two men from the store, and the boys are not the only ones who have been captured. The Emersons, a famous husband-and-wife explorer team, are there too. It's up to Noodle and Zeek to rescue the prisoners and save the day--before they're trapped in the temple forever!
The Danger Guys head to the jungle on a quest to find an ancient treasureIt's Noodle and Zeek's greatest adventure yet! The boys are excited to learn that they are going on a quest for the mysterious Golden Lizard with the Emersons, the famous husband-and-wife explorer team. What could be more daring and fun than a treasure hunt in the jungle? But as the group soon discovers, they aren't the only ones after the Golden Lizard. When the Emersons are kidnapped, Noodle and Zeek know it is up to them to save the day.The boys must rescue the Emersons, fight off ninja linebackers, and find the Golden Lizard before the bad guys can. But the truth about the legendary Golden Lizard is something that Noodle and Zeek could never have imagined.
Noodle and Zeek team up again to beat an evil scientist and save their schoolWhen best friends Noodle and Zeek get on a rocket ride at the carnival, they have no idea that they are about to be blasted into danger. The rocket turns out to be real, and when Noodle and Zeek crash-land, they are sucked into a secret laboratory under Mayville School. There they find their old science teacher Mr. Vazny--who's about to blow it up!The boys must snap into action to stop Vazny from going through with his evil plan. But to do so, they must defeat a giant robot, learn to fly the rocket, and defuse the bomb before it's too late. Can Noodle and Zeek save their school in time? The boys have their work cut out for them in this exciting Danger Guys adventure.
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