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Georgia Pellegrini, outdoor adventurer and chef, helps you roll up your sleeves and tap into your pioneer spirit. Grow a small-space garden and preserve a little deliciousness for the cold months; assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry; learn to navigate without a compass for your next camping trip; or even forage for plants that give you energy. Whether you?re a full-time homesteader, a weekend farmer?s market devoté, or anyone looking to do more by hand, this overflowing resource will help you hone new skills in the kitchen, garden, and great outdoors. It includes:* More than 100 recipes for garden-to-table dishes, preserves, and cured foods * Small-space gardening advice on building a raised bed, choosing what to grow, and saving seeds * DIY projects, such as Mason jar lanterns and homemade notecards * Superwoman skills like assembling a 48-hour survival toolkit in an Altoids tin. Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Modern Pioneering proves that becoming more self-sufficient not only means being empowered, but also having a lot more fun.

"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.

A new method for measuring and dramatically increasing your level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling. It's the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.

"Despite her new identity in the WitSec Program, Anne Gardener has been found by the one person who hurt her the most: FBI agent Jake Westmoreland. And when she testified against her own flesh and blood, her whole existence was turned upside down. Jake couldn't expect any more from her?except that he did. He wanted the impossible...her help. Jake doesn't have much time to restore Anne's faith in him. She is the only one who can help him locate her mob boss father and put him away for good. He knows that his betrayal has hurt her deeply. Loving her was never part of the plan; yet losing her is a risk he won't take. He'll do anything to keep her safe?even if it means walking into the lion's den..."--Page [4] of cover.

Describes the evolving changes to campaign financing in the United States over the past ten years and discusses the potential impact that ultra-wealthy benefactors, greedy consultants, and secret donor summits will have on upcoming elections.

Features more than 90 recipes for light and flavorful fare for every meal of the day--from brunch favorites to light suppers, refreshing cocktails, and fruit-forward desserts. Dishes like grilled escarole with plums and goat cheese; salmon with crème fraiche and garden herbs; quinoa with capers, torn basil, and tomatoes; and lamb burgers with minty pesto celebrate the fresh flavors of the season and are well suited for sharing with friends and family at alfresco meals. Photography throughout the book showcases the simplicity and beauty of summer cooking. Photography of the seaside, finished dishes, and summer ingredients emphasizes the book's carefree nature and style.

Overview: The best-selling guide on the essentials of the game is bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever. Solid blocking, sure tackling, proper footwork, precise routes, correct coverage angles, and synchronized body movements-these basic techniques are all essential to winning football. Football Skills & Drills is your guide to success, explaining how to teach key skills and consistent execution to players in offensive, defensive, and special-teams positions. You will benefit from the same techniques used by top college and professional teams, along with a complete arsenal of 114 drills. From quarterback rollouts for winning touchdowns to block-shedding maneuvers for drive-stopping sacks, Football Skills & Drills translates technical instruction into on-field application, depicting exactly how each pass, pattern, route, catch, block, tackle, and kick is performed. Gridiron champions are made on the practice field. Football Skills & Drills serves as a great foundation in your quest for a title.

When Stanley Peke and his wife become victims of an elaborate moving-day scam that robs them of all their possessions, it reminds him of his time evading the Nazis in the war-torn Polish countryside, and soon he and his wife are on a cross-country trip, trying to track the criminals down.

"... showcases the best routes on these craggy mountains, from moderate ridge routes suitable for intermediate climbers to extreme north faces that will test the most seasoned alpinists"--From publisher description.

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.

For kids and kids-at-heart, stories, activities, and hand-drawn characters appear throughout each chapter, offering games, helpful tips, and inspiration for creating new flavors. With mouthwatering photography and charming illustrations, Ample Hills Creamery is a definitive, cow-filled guide to making exceptionally delicious ice cream at home.

"Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two former roommates and best friends were now buried together-"brothers forever." Award-winning journalist Tom Sileo and Travis's father, Colonel Tom Manion, USMCR (Ret.), tell the intimate and personal story of how these Naval Academy roommates defined a generation's sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq. From Travis's incredible bravery on the streets of Fallujah to Brendan's anguished SEAL training in the wake of his friend's death and later acts of heroism in the mountains of Afghanistan, Brothers Forever is a remarkable story of war and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

The follow up to the bestselling Glamorous Rooms, Glamorous Retreats takes readers inside Jan Showers' luxurious interiors -- beautiful vacation locales across North America and the Caribbean.

Adopting the custom of bacha posh in 2007 Kabul, which allows her to dress and be treated as a boy, attend school and chaperone her sisters until she is of marriageable age, Rahima, the daughter of a drug-addicted father, discovers that she is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom.

The director, race-car aficionado, and star of Beverley Hills 90210, talks about celebrity, marriage, fatherhood, auto racing, life as a '90s icon, and the events that have shaped him.

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias introduces the variety of learning styles that shape the way students interpret their world. Once these approaches are understood, parents and teachers can become far more effective in helping children grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in lessons, and utilize their strengths.

"Bringing to life the interworkings of a 1906 chocolate factory and one young crusader's passionate vision to see child workers free of factory work"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

In this provocative yet practical book, renowned speaking coach and communication expert Nick Morgan highlights recent research that shows how humans are programmed to respond to the nonverbal cues of others?subtle gestures, sounds, and signals?that elicit emotion. He then provides a clear, useful framework of seven ?power cues? that will be essential for any leader in business, the public sector, or almost any context. You?ll learn crucial skills, from measuring nonverbal signs of confidence, to the art and practice of gestures and vocal tones, to figuring out what your gut is really telling you

"In Grizzlies On My Mind, Michael Leach shares his love for Yellowstone--its landscapes and wildlife, especially its iconic bison and grizzlies--as he tells tales that will delight anyone interested in the national park system, wildlife and wild landscapes, rivers and adventure"--Page [4] of cover.

Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.

Describes the life of Huguette Clark, heiress to a copper magnate's fortune, who withdrew from society to live in isolation in a huge 5th Avenue apartment before spending the last years of her life in a New York hospital.

Teaches basic sewing skills and then moves on to explain more complex techniques, encouraging readers to take their skills to the next level with more involved projects. The easy to follow instructions and step-by-step photos and illustrations will ensure success for novices, as well as inspire confidence.

On an island off Costa Rica there exists a hush-hush colony of giant animals which attracts the attention of two expeditions. The first one, including children, is led by a paleontologist, the other is made up of evil scientists who want to do experiments. The animals rout both without much concern for their motives.

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