For parents and children to read together, this book sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all by breaking down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is. Offers readers the chance to do some science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.
Provides both beginner and experienced runners with all the information they need to run more efficiently and with better biomechanics and to minimize strain and potential injury by describing the best type of shoes and the safest type of foot strike. Includes more than 100 instructional photos and a four-week training program.
Ski instructor Annie Bennett must spend the holidays helping her parents with their big Colorado ranch, but rugged surveyor Marshall Stone becomes a potent distraction.
A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.
"1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England--aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted.".
"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--From publisher description.
Quilting is a traditional skill that is making a comeback! Covering both machine and hand quilting, this bookincludes hundreds of eye-catching, step-by-step color photos; also includes more than 20 sample projects to reinforce quilting skills and to spark creativity.
"... collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek's final season"--Jacket.
A collection of seven short stories celebrates dangerous women, both heroines and villains, and includes contributions by Lev Grossman, Sharon Kay Penman, and Diana Gabaldon.
Drunk, alone, and racked with guilt over the tragic death of his girlfriend Pam, Moe Prager is destined for oblivion. But destiny takes a detour when a shadowy figure from Moe's past reappears to beg for Moe's help in locating her missing daughter. As a reluctant, distracted Moe delves into the case, he discovers that nothing is as it seems and no one involved is quite who or what they appear to be. This is especially true of the missing daughter, an early internet sensation known ironically as the Lost Girl or the Hollow Girl.
"They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art form. They pursue the body beautiful at the Workout and Body Asylum. Dressed by St. Laurent and Galanos, they dine at the latest restaurants on the rise and fall of one another?s fortunes. They are the Hollywood Wives, a privileged breed of women whose ticket to ride is a famous husband. "--Author's website.
This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life lies in death.
Rise of ISIS gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures.
"Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. Whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"--From publisher's description.
Telepathic Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
When Laurel Herbert witnessed her husband, James, Lord Kirkland, commit an act of shocking violence, she abandoned him, but a passionate encounter ten years later causes her to rethink their estrangement.
"In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children--children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays--only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown--where friendships are tested and authority challenged"--From publisher description.
"Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier,10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all"-- Provided by publisher.
As the synagogues of Berlin burn and Jewish homes are plundered, two families face the grim reality of life in the new Germany. Anna Lindheim's sister Helen and her pastor husband Karl Isben are arrested for helping the Jews. The Ibsen children, Lori and Jamie, must find a way to escape their Nazi pursuers. Young Peter Wallich, with his mother, sister and baby brother, faces the same dilemma. How can he, a Jew, get them out of Vienna to safety? How can they reach Danzig, the one place that offers hope, and the promise of freedom?
"Cyber security expert Jeff Aiken knows that no computer system is secure. When he's called to investigate a possible breach of the New York Stock Exchange, he discovers that not only has their system been infiltrated but that those in charge knew about it. Yet for some reason, they allowed the hackers to steal millions of dollars from accounts without trying to stop the theft. When Jeff uncovers the crime, they suddenly turn on him. Accused of grand larceny, Jeff must find and expose the criminals not just to prove his innocence but to stop a billion-dollar heist that could upend the U.S. economy. Praised for his combination of real-world technology and sharp action, Mark Russinovich delivers a thriller about a cyber threat that seems all-too-possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Seventeen-year-old Kristin is thrilled when her father's construction company is hired to inspect the Foxworth property for a prospective buyer. The once grand Southern mansion still sparks legends and half-truths about the four innocent Dollanganger children, even all these decades later. Accompanying her dad to the 'forbidden territory,' they find a leather-bound book, its yellowed pages filled with the neat script of Christopher Dollanganger himself.
"Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage"--From publisher description.
"Wilderness Ranger Cookbook is collection of trail-tested recipes from wilderness rangers across all four major agencies that includes quotes from the rangers as well as wilderness tips."-- Provided by publisher.