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The Cat Encyclopedia is a lavish celebration of all things feline, combining history, breeds, health, care, and behavior in one beautiful volume. Features all 130 internationally recognized cat breeds, with superb, specially commitioned photographs, precise summaries, and the history of each bread. Includes fascinating insights into the evolution and domestication of the cat, followed by expert advice on health, care, and interpreting cat behavior. Explores our close relationship with cats, which have been celebrated in religion, art, and literature.

Collects interviews with Marines, soldiers, and sailors who have served in twenty-first-century wars and explores their motivations, dreams, and emotions felt during times of extreme danger.

Draws on personal experiences, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit.

"Learn to talk to your computer in its own language! Whether you want to create a game, start a business, or solve an important problem, the first step is learning to write your own programs. Programming is a fun challenge, and it's easy to get started! This updated and revised edition of Hello World! introduces the world of computer programming in a clear and engaging style. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it is full of examples that will get you thinking and learning. Reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved. You don't need to know anything about programming to use the book, just the basics of using a computer. If you can start a program and save a file, you'll be off and running!"--From publisher description.

Offers a meditative approach to managing and handling the anger, fear, and hostility that can cause problems in relationships both at home and at work and offers tips for living a calmer, happier, and healthier life.

WordPress For Dummies is the guide you'll want by your side to help you create and maintain a knockout blog with WordPress.

"Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family--and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy... 'Flying shoes' is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined"-- Provided by publisher.

Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney. Yet while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall.

"This is a story of reconciliation and hope between father and son. The father is an American, an aspiring politician living in Philadelphia. The son is a Korean orphan conceived while the father was a soldier stationed in Korea. The sudden knowledge of a son puts the father in shock and in an ethical dilemma. The situation is further complicated by his childless marriage and his infidelity"--P. [4] of cover.

Told during the tumultuous era of the Burma campaign, relates how a Chinese family is divided over "the promise" that the white man will be their people's salvation and chronicles a band of Chinese soldiers who are sent to rescue a British-American platoon, pinned down in Burma, while the Japanese army attacks Burma Road during World War II.

The spirit of Korea is embodied in the lives of the influential Kim family, from the splendid era of Queen Min to the climactic days of World War.

Holly Homer and Rachel Miller are the women behind the wildly popular site KidsActivitiesBlog.com, which has over 10,000 subscribers, 100,000 Pinterest followers, 400,000 Facebook likes and 20,000 Twitter followers. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family.

Melissa Cable has a knack for taking traditional jewelry-making techniques and applying them to various materials in an upscale, modern way. In Beautiful Leather Jewelry, she shares new methods for altering leather to create unique textures and patterns in a variety of necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, and more. Proper finishing techniques, such as snap setting, will ensure polished, professional results. Aspiring leather jewelry designers will appreciate learning how to combine familiar materials such as Swarovski crystals, metals, wood, felt, and resin with leather cuffs, cords, and more. This is leather jewelry like you?ve never seen before!

During the height of the Civil War, Gray Wolf, a Cheyenne Indian, seeks help from Georgia McBaye's mother, a healer, and he and Georgia embark on a romance amid the prejudices of their societies

An immigrant youth struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife with a troubled marriage, a Vegas social worker, and a wounded soldier connect with each other and rescue themselves in the wake of an unthinkable incident.

An updated edition of the author's definitive illustrated guide to pruning is a must-have for gardeners that is organized around common types of plants such as evergreen and deciduous shrubs, bamboos and tea roses, rhododendrons, camellia wisteria and other vines, and tree species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.

Garrosh Hellscream has been charged with war crimes, and crimes against the very essence of sentient beings of Azeroth, as well as crimes against Azeroth itself. Unbeknownst to anyone, shadowy forces are at work, threatening not only the court's ability to mete out justice--but also the lives of everyone at the trial.

"Laura Pritchett is an award-winning author who has quickly become one of the west's defining literary voices. We first met hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross in Laura's debut collection, and now in Stars Go Blue, they are estranged, elderly spouses living on opposite ends of their sprawling ranch, faced with the particular decline of a fading farm and Ben's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is just on the cusp of dementia, able to recognize he is sick but unable to do anything about it -the notes he leaves in his pockets and around the house to remind him of himself, his family, and his responsibilities are no longer as helpful as they used to be. Watching his estranged wife forced into care-taking and brought to her breaking point, Ben decides to leave his life with whatever dignity and grace remains. As Ben makes his decision, a new horrible truth comes to light: Ray, the abusive husband of their late daughter is being released from prison early. This opens old wounds in Ben, his wife, his surviving daughter, and four grandchildren. Branded with a need for justice, Ben must act before his mind leaves him, and sets off during a brutal snowstorm to confront the man who murdered his daughter. Renny, realizing he is missing, sets off to either stop or witness her husband's act of vengeance. Stars Go Blue is a triumphant novel of the American family, buffered by the workings of a ranch and the music offered by the landscape and animal life upon it. "-- Provided by publisher.

"From #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an epic story of family secrets, love, and betrayal set in Imperial India, a magnificent English country house in the 1920s, and that same house today"-- Provided by publisher.

An ambitious smalltown girl, unlucky in love, is called back home from New York City upon inheriting her eccentric aunt's estate, but the will is fraught with off-the-wall clauses involving work, family, and having to find a husband by next year.

"... a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness"-- Provided by publisher.

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