Taming the Elements

Taming the Elements Author David Ekrut
ISBN-10 1505642264
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 426
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A young man, Elwin, seeks to become an elementalist. But with war looming and an accident that could cost him his freedom, Elwin finds himself fleeing for his life and evading the Guardians of Life. The Guardians think Elwin guilty of the most grievous of crimes, and as he trains the gifts of his bloodline, he will discover a secret from long in his past.



The Sigil Blade

The Sigil Blade Author Associate Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies Jeff Wilson
ISBN-10 1511530243
Release 2015-04-11
Pages 406
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"The writing style is tight, the phrases are masculine and do not come across as flowery" "a great addition to the genre of fantasy" The people of An Innis have fallen on hard times. Vengeful thieves, rumored to be men returned from death, have brought the island to its knees. Using a fleet of captured ships, they systematically plunder everything that enters or attempts to leave the coastal waters that surround the island. The Sigil Blade, the first book of the Archon Sigil Trilogy, tells the story of Edryd, a man who is trying to reinvent himself and conceal the truth about his past. His unexplained arrival as a stranger upon the island will change the course of its history and set in motion events that will ultimately shape the future of an entire world. He will duel with Aed Seoras, a master shaper who seeks to use and control him, and battle with immortal draugar and their human thralls, as he struggles with dark powers over which he has no control. He must learn to shape the darkness around him if he wants to avoid a destiny which holds the promise of endless bloodshed and destruction. The tool he will need to do this... is an ancient weapon of power. The Archon Sigil Trilogy Book 1: The Sigil Blade Book 2: The Sigil Knight Book 3:



Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention Author Louis Haber
ISBN-10 0152085661
Release 1992-01
Pages 264
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Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.



Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine

Everyday Paleo  Thai Cuisine Author Sarah Fragoso
ISBN-10 1628600144
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 272
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Sarah Fragoso is taking Paleo Around the World – next stop Thailand! Sarah Fragoso’s travel adventures continue in the second installment of the Everyday Paleo Around the World series. This time, she took the Fragoso family to Thailand. In this epic book of travel adventures, food, and fun, you will find 100 recipes from numerous regions in Thailand, from the lush jungles of the north to the sultry beaches of the south and many places in between. Thai food is a beloved cuisine, and Sarah learned straight from the source the traditions that make Thai food so special—and delicious. In this book, she teaches you how to make these authentic dishes entirely free of grain, gluten, dairy, and legumes. Sarah had the opportunity to work side by side with restaurant chefs, home cooks, street vendors, and resort chefs, all with unique culinary perspectives, interesting stories, and amazing food. Everyday Paleo Around the World: Thai Cuisine brings it all home to you. You will find everything from homemade curry pastes to fresh spring rolls, amazing egg dishes, and tropical desserts. Get ready to lose yourself in the culture, food, and magic that is truly Thailand—you will be sure to impress your family and guests with this amazing food! As an added bonus, Sarah shares tips for anyone planning a trip to Thailand: Learn the best ways to navigate the country and stay Paleo and gluten-free during your travels. Grab your passport, pack your suitcase, and join the Fragoso family on a mouthwatering Paleo adventure in Thailand!



Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer Author David W. Dodson
ISBN-10 9781284041958
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 384
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The third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest trends, information, and best-practices needed by current and aspiring Incident Safety Officers (ISO’s). Developed in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association and based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, this authoritative resource focuses uniquely on the roles, responsibilities, and duties for fire service officers assigned to the incident command staff position of safety officer. From smoke reading to alternative energy sources to green construction buildings, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition is loaded with up-to-date information needed to keep fire department members safe, including: A new chapter dedicated to the Incident Safety Officer at Training Drills and Special Events Entire chapters devoted to important topics like reading smoke, reading buildings,



Unsouled

Unsouled Author Neal Shusterman
ISBN-10 9781471118111
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 416
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In the next part of Neal Shusterman's gripping and thought-provoking futuristic thriller, Connor, Lev and Risa continue to uncover shocking secrets about the process of 'Unwinding' and the company, Proactive Citizenry, which created Cam, a teen made completely from parts taken from 'unwound' teens. There are plans to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes, and below the surface of that potential horror lies a sinister layer of intrigue… Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. Will Connor, Lev and Risa ever be able to break free from the fear of Unwinding? Praise for Unwind: "Following in the footsteps of Jonathan Swift, Shusterman uncorks a Modest Proposal of his own…" Booklist "Gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller… The issues raised could not be more provocative - the sanctity of life, the meaning of being human - while the delivery could hardly be more engrossing or better aimed to teens." Publishers Weekly, starred review "a powerful, shocking, and intelligent novel... It's wonderful, wonderful stuff." thebookbag.co.uk "This is the kind of rare book that makes the hairs on your neck rise up. It is written with a sense of drama that should get it instantly snapped up for film." The Times



The Retreat from Race

The Retreat from Race Author Dana Y. Takagi
ISBN-10 0813519144
Release 1992
Pages 246
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Charges by Asian Americans that the top universities in the United States used quotas to limit the enrollment of Asian-American students developed into one of the most vociferous public controversies in higher education since the Bakke case. In The Retreat from Race, Dana Takagi follows the debates over Asian-American admissions at Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton. She explains important developments in the politics of race: changes in ethnic coalitions, reconstruction of the debate over affirmative action, and the conservative challenge to the civil rights agenda of the 1960s. Takagi examines the history and significance of the Asian-American admissions controversy on American race relations both inside and outside higher education. Takagi's central argument is that the Asian-American admissions controversy encouraged a subtle but important shift in affirmative action policy away from racial preferences toward class preferences. She calls this development a retreat from race. Takagi suggests that the retreat signals not only an actual policy shift but also the increasing reluctance on the part of intellectuals, politicians, and policy analysts to identify and address social problems as explicitly racial problems. Moving beyond the university setting, Takagi explores the political significance of the retreat from race by linking Asian-American admissions to other controversies in higher education and in American politics, including the debates over political correctness and multiculturalism. In her assessment, the retreat from race is likely to fail at its promise of easing racial tension and promoting racial equality.



The Marriage Charm

The Marriage Charm Author Linda Lael Miller
ISBN-10 9780857996053
Release 2015-01-19
Pages 288
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The women of Bliss County have a pact — to find husbands. The right husbands. One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it’s her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewellery designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She’s not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She’s always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she’s convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn’t what you’d call husband material. Spence is a good cop who isn’t scared of anything — except love. And he’s done everything he can to preserve his reputation as a womanizer, a reputation that keeps marriage-minded women, including Melody, at bay. And yet...there’s something about Melody he can’t forget. Something his heart can’t ignore. "Miller tugs at the heartstrings as few authors can." – Publishers Weekly "[Miller] is one of the finest American writers in the genre." – RT Book Reviews



Geekomancy

Geekomancy Author Michael R. Underwood
ISBN-10 9781451698138
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 400
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Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy ebook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture. Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic “BOOM!” echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town’s magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves, and elegant Gothic Lolita witches while wielding nostalgia-powered props. Ree joins Eastwood (aka Scruffy Guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to recover from her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?



Invisible Monsters Remix

Invisible Monsters Remix Author Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN-10 9780393084030
Release 2012-06-11
Pages 336
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For the first time in hardcover, an expanded, radically refashioned "director's cut" of a favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel. Injected with new material and special design elements, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk’s original vision for his 1999 novel, turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience. Palahniuk’s fashion-model protagonist has it all—boyfriend, career, loyal best friend—until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona-fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book’s characters. Readers will jump between chapters, reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, and decipher the playful book design, embarking on a ride they’ll never forget. All type irregularities in the text are intended.



The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica Author Fiona Reid
ISBN-10 0801449057
Release 2010
Pages 267
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University



Trailblazers 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

Trailblazers  33 Women in Science Who Changed the World Author Rachel Swaby
ISBN-10 9780399554179
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 208
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Florence Nightingale. Sally Ride. Ada Lovelace. These names and others are etched in history and included here as part of an awe-inspiring collection of profiles of thirty-three of the most influential women in science—women whose vision, creativity, passion, and dedication have changed the world. Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots—and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren’t born brilliant scientists. They observe and experiment as kids and as adults, testing ideas again and again, each time learning something new. Kids are sure to come away with a renewed curiosity about the world and the realization that the road to discovery can be positively thrilling. “This collective biography is most timely. An interesting, engaging collection . . . that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities.” —Kirkus Reviews “The descriptions of the women’s lives often have a quiet poetry. Readers . . . will find much to admire in these accomplished and unconventional women.” —Publishers Weekly “Swaby’s powerful book serves as an indispensable reminder that women have always been essential to science and innovation. Certain to inspire the next generation of scientists.” —Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars



Country Wisdom Know How

Country Wisdom   Know How Author Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
ISBN-10 9780316471701
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 1072
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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know -How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.



Jumping Into C

Jumping Into C  Author Alex Allain
ISBN-10 0988927802
Release 2013-04
Pages 516
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Want to learn to code? Want to learn C++? Struggling to follow your lecturer or books and tutorials written for experts? You're not alone. As a professional C++ developer and former Harvard teaching fellow, I know what you need to know to be a great C++ programmer, and I know how to teach it, one step at a time. I know where people struggle, and why, and how to make it clear. I cover every step of the programming process, including: Getting the tools you need to program and how to use them Basic language feature like variables, loops and functions How to go from an idea to code A clear, understandable explanation of pointers Strings, file IO, arrays, references Classes and advanced class design C++-specific programming patterns Object oriented programming Data structures and the standard template library (STL) Key concepts are reinforced with quizzes and over 75 practice problems.



Our House is Round

Our House is Round Author Yolanda Kondonassis
ISBN-10 9781616085889
Release 2012
Pages 48
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A colorful guide to environmental responsibility stresses the importance of caring for the Earth and discusses issues such as global warming, recycling, energy conservation, the importance of planting trees and more.