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All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons's new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek and catching a huge brook trout when he was barely out of infancy to long opening day treks during his teens, and then on to fishing in France, Iceland, Key West, Montana, and widely elsewhere, Nick has spent a lifetime on the water.Fishing Stories features tales about bass, bluefish, tarpon, stripers, bluegill, and many other species as well as portraits of many of the unusual people with whom he has fished. Lyons describes a long, hilarious day with a character named Hawkes in one story, and then the next features a father and son on a Western lake.Through these memories, Lyons shows the comfortable pleasure of fishing waters close to home that one knows just about as well as his or her closest friends. Stories describe days of discovery and adventure on new waters; fishing with famous fishing writers, and new friends, and a granddaughter; and fishing in a little pond he built during the years he refers to as his Indian summer. An unforgettable fight with a gigantic fish in a Western river and simpler days fishing for bluegill and pickerel are also documented.No fisherman of any stripe will fail to find stories that echo his or her own experiences, and all will come closer to understanding the passion that drives all serious fishermen.
Fishing with Dad is a collection so full of life and energy that it's difficult to put down. For anyone who picks up this assemblage of fishing memories between fathers and their children, the adventure of each experience will only whet their appetite for more.
Puffer loves nothing better than entertaining the class with a good story. But when Angel, the new fish in class, arrives, it becomes clear that some of Puffer's claims just aren't true. How can Puffer win back his friends' trust? Picture descriptions present.
Who's that kid with the wheels? Is he a visitor? No, he's Jody George, new Pee Wee Scout. Molly is worried. She can't think of anything to say to someone new. But she is more worried about earning her hobby badge. Mrs. Peters says extra-clever Pee Wees can combine their hobbies with the program the Scouts will perform for Grandparents Day. But every hobby Molly starts turns into disaster. Even the goldfish she bought to make goldfish babies won't cooperate. The hobby hunt is on! The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the many Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, # 11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, # 17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #21 Pee Wees On skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads on Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #29 Pee Wee Pool Party, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, #33 Halloween Helpers, #34 Planet Pee Wee, #35 Pedal Power, #36 Computer Clues # 37 Wild, Wild West #38 Send in the Clowns, and #39 Molly For Mayor.
Starting off with a powerful vocabulary is the best way to prepare for a successful, stress-free time in high school. High school opens a world of new ideas and experiences-along with more challenging and sophisticated concepts. Knowing these 250 words will give students the gift of a head start that will last for years to come. Every year, thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times , as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible-because he knows and listens to students. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know gives students the most important words they'll encounter in high school, across a wide range of subjects and skill levels. This short, powerful tool will allow any student to expand his vocabulary, sharpen his writing skills, and be prepared to make the most of his high school years!
Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, increasing word comprehension, and honing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving young adults entering college or starting a career a clear advantage before they begin.
When it comes to academic excellence, the Ivy Leagues aren't the only schools worth their salt. And nobody knows that better than Edward B. Fiske. Beyond the Ivies introduces an exclusively selected sample from the 2014 Guide to Colleges of ten schools that have redefined what it means to be a top university. From leading engineering institutions to small liberal arts colleges, discover which of these academic elites fits your needs the most! Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the corridors of Benjamin Franklin's university? Or to study in the same library as countless Nobel laureates? Take an in-depth look at the history and prestige of the most well-known and elite universities in the nation-the Ivy Leagues. With this exclusive sample from the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, you can uncover the traditions behind the prestigious reputations and discover which of these academic elites would be the best fit for you. Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Applying for college is a stressful endeavor: choosing the right schools, paying application fees, and writing personal essays. But, before you can even get to those steps you're faced with the prospect of taking the SAT or ACT-two of the most daunting tests of a young person's life. Maybe you're not a good test-taker, or you freeze under pressure, causing your score to plummet-what do you do now? Are you hopes of getting into a good college dashed forever? The answer is unequivocally no-you can attend a great college even if your SAT or ACT scores are lacking. Edward B. Fiske-the author of the most trusted college guide on the market-has compiled a collection of SAT/ACT optional schools. Though these schools may not require test scores, they still deliver a high quality education. Included: -14 high quality SAT/ACT optional schools -Full Fiske write ups and descriptions -Color photographs -Statistics on every school
Blue and white face paint at Duke; the Big Brown Jug trophy game between Minnesota and Michigan; touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame--American colleges and universities are packed with sports traditions that date long before the first telecast of ESPN. Now, the preeminent name in college guides, Edward B. Fiske, turns his pen to those schools that bleed their mascot colors. Whether a grand old favorite-Auburn anyone?--or a surprising addition-University of Pennsylvania--you'll be fascinated by the details Fiske brings to these sports infused schools.
"An exceptionally useful overview for the college bound."--BooklistGet Accepted to the College That's Right For You Getting into college can be stressful. It's hard enough to find your dream school, but you need to navigate the admissions process too! Never fear. With advice from the two leading college admission experts, the Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College will help you generate a list of schools you love and walk you step-by-step through the process of applying to them.The most trusted experts in America's colleges will show you how to: Discover which schools are right for you based on academic programs, size, location, institutional culture, and more Wrap your head around standardized tests Write compelling essays (even if you're not a great writer) Show off your best features in your application Ask the right questions during campus visits Understand how admissions officers rank candidates Gets off the wait list and into the college of your dreams Attract and negotiate the best financial aid packageThe most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.
The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do. But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.
Three Russian scientists, who have developed a new, much safer form of weapons-grade Plutonium, have been kidnapped and are being sold to the highest bidder by members of the Russian Mafia. Mack Bolan has been sent to Moscow to find the missing scientists and recover the Plutonium before it can be used by terrorists to make nuclear weapons. As he searches for clues to the whereabouts of the missing scientists, numerous attempts are made on his life, keeping him on the defensive. Violence. 214th novel in the
When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi war into American homes as a stringer for ABC news. Determined to deliver the whole Middle East story, Engel moved to Cairo in 1996 after graduating from Stanford to learn 'street' Arabic. Then to dig even deeper into the complicated powder-keg of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he settled in Jerusalem.Now as Iraq enters its post-war phase and the Gulf region continues to dominate our nation's consciousness, more and more Americans will come to know and trust Richard Engel--especially in his current role as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Both analytical and anecdotal, this book leads us through the war in Iraq, dissecting a myriad of Middle East issues, all from the vantage point of someone who is 'on the ground and in the streets' to get the real story.
Traditional horror has often portrayed female characters in direct relation to their sexual role according to men, such as the lascivious victim or innocent heroine; even vampy, powerful female villains, such as the classic noir "spider women," use their sexual prowess to seduce and overwhelm married men. Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror stories by queer and transgressive women and others that disrupts reality as queer women know it, instilling both fear and arousal while turning traditional horror iconography on its head.In this collection, horror (including gothic, noir, and speculative writing) is defined as that which both titillates and terrorizes, forcing readers to confront who they are. Kristya Dunnion's "Homeland" reveals the horrors that lurk on your average night in a lesbian bar; Elizabeth Bachinsky's "Postulation on the Violent Works of the Marquis de Sade" is a response to Sade from a feminist (yet kinky) perspective; and Amber Dawn's "Here Lies the Last Lesbian Rental" is a paranormal fantasia about urban gentrification, set in a house rented by lesbians on the eve that it is sold to new owners.Subversive, witty, sexy--and scary--Fist of the Spider Woman poses two questions: "What do queer women fear the most?" and "What do queer women desire the most?"Amber Dawn is a writer, performance artist, and radical sex/gender activist who co-edited With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn.
Emilo Haversack is unusually worried for a kender -- though he can't for the life of him remember what his problem is. Still, he's been wandering across Ansalon for quite some time, trying to remember what's wrong. All he can recall is the name of a very evil, very dead wizard . . . Fistandantilus.Joined by a young kendermaid, a human lad, and a devout, if somewhat naive priest, Emilo is drawn into a mysterious quest. As he draws closer to the secret of his past, he and his friends find themselves caught in an increasingly sinister web of intrigue.And as the conclusion of the adventure approaches, the companions learn that their pourpose is one that could catapult them from Krynn -- and forever change the destiny of the world they leave behind.
National bestselling authors Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond light it up with two devious tales of players, hustles--and running out of time. . . Special Delivery Kiki SwinsonMail carrier Gabriella Vasquez is making stacks of sweet paper from the innocent-looking packages she delivers on her route. And that much cocaine can buy a lot of the sweet life--and even more of her sexy partner Eduardo's undivided attention. But when the Feds make her an offer she can't refuse, can she play Eduardo and his ruthless kingpin boss--and survive?Gun Play De'Nesha DiamondThe only thing Julian Smith can remember is a beautiful woman's anguished face. Still, for a man with no memory, he suddenly has a lot of enemies. Now he'll need all the lethal skills he didn't know he had to elude his pursuers and uncover the truth. But deep in the heart of the Caribbean underworld lies the one danger he'll never see coming in his merciless quest to get his life back. . . Kiki captures the heat of the streets. --Wahida ClarkDiamond is dead-on with authentic slang . . . The raw prose will burn itself in readers' minds, leaving them screaming for the next installment. --Library Journal on Street Divas
National bestselling authors Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond light it up with two devious tales of players, hustles--and running out of time. . .Special Delivery Kiki SwinsonMail carrier Gabriella Vasquez is making stacks of sweet paper from the innocent-looking packages she delivers on her route. And that much cocaine can buy a lot of the sweet life--and even more of her sexy partner Eduardo's undivided attention. But when the Feds make her an offer she can't refuse, can she play Eduardo and his ruthless kingpin boss--and survive?Gun Play De'Nesha DiamondThe only thing Julian Smith can remember is a beautiful woman's anguished face. Still, for a man with no memory, he suddenly has a lot of enemies. Now he'll need all the lethal skills he didn't know he had to elude his pursuers and uncover the truth. But deep in the heart of the Caribbean underworld lies the one danger he'll never see coming in his merciless quest to get his life back. . ."Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark"Diamond is dead-on with authentic slang . . . The raw prose will burn itself in readers' minds, leaving them screaming for the next installment." --Library Journal on Street Divas
The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her -- not necessarily in that order.Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses -- savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake.
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Secret serpents, devilish demons, mysterious magicians the folk tales of Iraq teem with otherworldly creatures, magic and earthy humour. Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Laird has gathered together the very best Iraqi stories during her time in the Middle East stories ranging from thieving porcupines who get their comeuppance to the hilarious tale of the chaos caused by a handsome stranger who knocks at a house inside which lurks a marriageable daughter. Meticulously researched and elegantly retold, the stories reveal the true, traditional heart of Iraq, far removed from today's news headlines.
Greg Rucka has earned the kind of reputation that all thriller writers envy: his crime fiction grabs readers by the throat and compels them to read as if their own lives were at stake. Now, in an electrifying departure, Rucka creates a new kind of hero: a damaged young woman in free fall who's not only in danger--but dangerous. A Fistful of Rain Mim Bracca is riding the fast lane straight off the end of the world. Now she's coming home without a job, without a future, and without a prayer--and only one last chance to get her feet under her, or go down forever. But home has its own terrors, including a past Mim has done everything possible to leave behind. Now that past is coming back with the shocking speed and deadly intent of a sniper's bullet, aimed to destroy her once and for all. When Mim suffers her first blackout, waking up dazed and bloodied, she's certain she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. She's only just begun to fall. The photos are invasive, obscene, and all over the Internet for anyone to see. How they got there, where and when they were shot, and by whom, Mim has no idea. And before the investigation into the matter even begins, a brutal murder makes it clear that whatever Mim thinks her life has been up to now, she's about to learn it's all a lie. The kind of lie that will kill. Written with stunning originality, A Fistful of Rain crosses the line separating the guilty from the innocent as it takes us on a breakneck ride of deceit and double cross and--quite possibly--the last twenty-four hours in Mim Bracca's stormy life.
Professional Fitness Coach Don Nava presents a fun and unique program that enables every person to achieve a totally fit life. The 3 UNIQUE components of this program-The Team of 3; Dictums; and the Ten-Week Cycles of active follow-through-are a powerful combination that will help readers to have and sustain wholeness.
Two complete eBooks for one low price AND a bonus mini edition! Created and compiled by the publisher, this bundle brings together two healthy titles and a bonus "mini" edition of Ten Minute Tone -Ups For Dummies With this special bundle, you''ll get the complete text of the following two titles and the following mini edition: Nutrition For Dummies, 5th Edition You''ve been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat. " But unlike most adages you''ve long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health--no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition for anyone who may have fallen asleep in health class, wants to brush up on what they already know, or is looking to keep up-to-speed on the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the skinny on how to put together a healthy shopping list, how to prepare foods that are good for the body and soul, and ten easy ways to cut calories. An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier ever after. Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you''ll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body! Ten Minute Tone-Ups For Dummies, Mini Edition Need to tone up in a hurry? This safe, sensible exercise program delivers fast results while targeting your trouble spots in quick ten-minute sessions. We''ve taken the text from the original mini print edition of this title (64 pages) and included it in this bundle as special bonus. About the Author of Nutrition For Dummies, 5th Edition Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and is the author of more than 20 books on food and health. She has contributed to many major publications including the New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News Carol holds a master''s degree from Columbia University. About the Authors of Fitness For Dummies,4th Edition Suzanne Schlosberg is a fitness writer whose work has appeared in Shape, Health, Fit Pregnancy, Ladies'' Home Journal, and other magazines Liz Neporent is a health and fitness expert and correspondent for ABC National News. She is a frequent contributor to Shape, Self, and Fitness magazines About the Author of Ten Minute Tone-Ups For Dummies, Mini Edition Cyndi Targosz is a certified lifestyle/fitness expert and President and founder of STARGLOW Production, Inc. She is also a motivational speaker who has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.