Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.
Author: Jim Duck
Publisher: Xulon Press
The author, Jim Duck, was raised in numerous states through out the south and graduated high school, in Clinton, Mississippi. He joined the Air Force after graduation and served in an elite group known as Para Rescue. After serving as a police officer for over twelve years in Florida, and a private investigator for 7 years, the Lord called him into the ministry as pastor of a local church. Jim has served in that position in three states, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is currently serving as Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he has been for over sixteen years. He is also Chaplain and Reserve Deputy for Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. He and his wife Jane, have 3 daughters and twelve grandchildren. Jim received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida, and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Jim Harter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Hundreds of plant species with specialized appendices on edible plants, herbs, plants used in decoration and graphic design. Inspirational, royalty-free illustrations for designers, artists, botanists, and gardeners.
Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade
Engaging Children's Natural Curiosity with Standards-Based Activities
Author: Marilee Whiting Woodfield
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Connect students in grades PK–1 with science using Do and Discover Science. This 64-page book features 15 lessons that demonstrate that science is a part of everyday life. Cross-curricular activities explore magnets, sink and float, gases and bubbles, rolling balls and ramps, bugs and butterflies, plants, and the human body. This book challenges students to use higher thought processes, learn new vocabulary, and develop more-complex language skills. All activities use common household items, and the book supports National Science Education Standards.
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
These color vocabulary concept cards helps young learners build key vocabulary. Included extension ideas suggest interesting and fun ways to use the vocobulary words. Geared to early childhood students' unique needs, abilities, and interests.
A Modern Novel
Author: Rory Barnes
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Anasuya's father--a notorious financier and arms dealer--has disappeared. Has he been kidnapped--or murdered--or just plain dropped out of sight? His daughter claims a complete lack of interest in her father's fate. But why is she hiding on a Greek island with her mother's second husband (now her own lover), and writing obsessively in her notebooks about her father and the other members of her family? Slowly her diary starts to make sense of the disappearance--or, at least it appears to. But all is not what it seems, and Anasuya may not be the most reliable of witnesses. As much a study of strange family interactions as it is a thriller, THE BOMB-MONGER'S DAUGHTER is absolutely compulsive reading. As Mary Lord has said: "[This] is an exceptionally well-written and -crafted [novel] for intelligent readers who enjoy a good story just for the hell of it."
A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change
Author: Shelley Wright
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Social Science
The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived. While the international community argues about sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. The Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate and Inuit have become the direct witnesses and messengers of climate change. Through an examination of Inuit history and culture, alongside the experiences of newcomers to the Arctic seeking land, wealth, adventure, and power, Our Ice Is Vanishing describes the legacies of exploration, intervention, and resilience. Combining scientific and legal information with political and individual perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North as few people have seen it. Climate change is redrawing the boundaries of what Inuit and non-Inuit have learned to expect from our world. Our Ice Is Vanishing demonstrates that we must engage with the knowledge of the Inuit in order to understand and negotiate issues of climate change and sovereignty claims in the region.
Author: Lama Dudjom Dorjee
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the fascinating autobiography of the Venerable Lama Dudjom Dorjee. In it are entertaining tales of his Tibetan childhood, his escape from Tibet and his subsequent journey into lama-hood.
Author: Craig Shallahamer
Now available in paperback— What makes seasoned IT professionals run for cover? Answer: Forecasting Oracle Performance! Craig Shallahamer is an Oracle performance expert with over 18 years of experience. His book is the first to focus not on the problem of solving today's problem, but squarely on the problem of forecasting the future performance of an Oracle database. Other Oracle performance books are good for putting out fires; Craig's book helps you avoid all the heat in the first place. If you’re an IT practioner who appreciates application over mathematical proofs than you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Each chapter is filled with examples to transform the theory, mathematics, and methods into something you can practically apply. Craig's goal is to teach you about real-word Oracle performance forecasting. Period. There is no hidden agenda. This book is a kind of training course. After reading, studying, and practicing the material covered in this book, you to be able to confidently, responsibly, and professionally forecast performance and system capacity in a wide variety of real-life situations. If you are more management-minded (or want to be), you will be delighted with the service level management focus. Forecasting makes good business sense because it maximizes the return on IT investment and minimizes unplanned down time. To those who think forecasting is a waste of money: well...obviously, they’ve never been on the evening news because their company lost millions of dollars in revenue and brand destruction because of poorly performing or unavailable systems. Without a doubt, you will be equipped to deal with the realities of forecasting Oracle performance. But this book gives you more. Not only will you receive a technical and mathematical perspective, but also a communication, a presentation, and a management perspective. This is career building stuff and immensely satisfying! What you’ll learnThis book is a “how-to” book filled with examples to transform theory and mathematics into something you can practically apply. You will learn how to use a variety of forecasting models, which will enable you to methodically: Help manage service levels from a business value perspective Identify the risk of over utilized resources Predict what component of an architecture is at risk Predict when a system will be at risk Develop multiple risk mitigating strategies to ensure service levels are maintained Characterize a complex Oracle workload Who this book is for IT professionals who must ensure their production Oracle systems are meeting service levels, in part, through forecasting performance, identifying risk, and developing solutions to ensure systems are available without wasting budget. Readers include database administrators, IT managers, developers, capacity planners, systems architects, systems integrators.
Fun-to-read stories with skill-building exercises
Author: Margaret Brinton
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents a collecton of stories along with questions to help students gain reading comprehension skills.
Trivia. Testosterone. Tales of Badassery. Raw Meat. Fine Whiskey. Cold Truth.
Author: Keith Riegert,Samuel Kaplan
Publisher: Ulysses Press
The Ride to War
Author: Ian Tharp
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Days The Sky Turns Black, the average story you here of two boys and there companions. As the world around them soon changes with rumors and tales of war and greed. With there journey from town to town to city to city they will learn new things of people, culture, class, propaganda, and what life will turn out for them? The Days The Sky Turns Black is a folk term that some use to describe as "rough days" or "rough travels" or even to describe the sky as crying. Maybe things will be fine, maybe things wont? Nothing can really be said till the story is over.
Author: Karen White
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes an enthralling southern gothic saga about one woman's quest for the truth... When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War, John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is the second in The Old Man's War series. Who can you trust, if you can't trust yourself? Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist, with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a super-soldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers. However, when Dirac fails to access the scientist's memories, he's transferred to the Ghost Brigades for training. These elite troops are also cloned from the dead, so he might fit in. But will Dirac's memory return as the enemy plots the fate of humankind? And whose side is Dirac really on?
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A wealthy family lives in large mansion in the Northern Adirondack Mountains. A girl of 13 and a boy of ten moves there with their mother after the death of their father. They discover their uncle Arthur has been abusing his wife, dealing in drugs, and wanting a gambling chip that the girls father had, but where is it now? Sara has found paranormal happenings are on the estate. Murder,betrayal, and mystery hit the family on the Sommers estate. A journal is found and Sara, found secret rooms behind walls where a ghost walks the walls. What does she want with Sara? Time will tell. Will her brother and cousins help her discover the truth behind the mystries?
True Stories of Men, Sex, and Other Disasters
Author: Melissa Kite
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...
New Tales of Newford
Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Tor Books
World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Onion Girl A brand-new installment in the Newford saga, the World Fantasy Award-winning series of urban fantasy fiction by a master of the form. Charles de Lint's urban fantasies, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction. At the heart of his work is the ongoing Newford series, of which this is the latest volume. The city of Newford could be any contemporary North American city . . . except that magic lurks in its music, in its art, in the shadows of its grittiest streets, where mythic beings walk disguised. And its people are like you and me, each looking for a bit of magic to shape their lives and transform their fate. Now, in this latest volume, we meet a bluesman hiding from the devil; a Buffalo Man at the edge of death; a murderous ghost looking for revenge; a wolf man on his first blind date; and many more. We're reunited with Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and other characters whose lives have become part of the great Newford myth. And De Lint takes us beyond Newford's streets to the pastoral hills north of the city, where magic and music have a flavor different but powerful still. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Billie Conner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In the late 1700's Baron Augustus MacTavish invested in a Fur Trading Company in the Pacific Northwest. After several difficulties arose he sent his young son Baronet Robert MacTavish to New York City to hire a Solicitor and investigate. Robert became embroiled in the society of the city and had an affair with a young prostitute called Miss Julie, and hires a professional trapper to go to the NW in his stead. It worked fine for two years, Then Miss Julie became pregnant, his father found out about his doings, and Robert was ordered home to Scotland. Miss Julie fared poorly walking the streets of NYC after the landlord threw her out for rejecting his advances. In December, her string ran out and she fell into the mud, snow, and manure of a NY street. She whispered the Solicitor's name to the policeman who found her. Two Nuns nursed her back to reasonable health and the lawyer gave her some money. She sets a course across Pennsylvania to find her sister's home in the mountains of NW Va. Three days after arriving there, she gives birth to a baby girl and tells her sister the baby's name is to be Mary Catherine, and dies; and this is her baby's story; how she marries a mountain preacher, raises a family of five children, discovers she is really a Baroness, and quite wealthy. It is also about a backwoods preacher who suddenly finds himself married to a person of royal heritage, and a wealthy one to boot. It tells of the events that befall them, the lives of the children, and how they all have to learn to deal with unexpected fame and fortune.
Author: Kevin Kiely
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In the commune at the edge of a forest in Colombia, life is blissful. Until the guerrillas come. Then Pepe must flee with his mother to the city, leaving behind his favourite horse, El Dorado. His future looks grim until his Irish grandparents offer him another chance. But can thirteen-year-old Pepe go all on his own to this strange, cold land, the birthplace of his father? And what future awaits him there? Will he ever have the chance to ride his beloved horses again?