Big Chicken

Author: David Ray Skinner

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483541789

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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“Big Chicken” is a novella about an unusual larger-than-life barnyard chicken as told by Danny Ron Shortt, a Tennessee caricature artist-turned New York art director. In some respects, it's a "story about a story." Danny Ron finds himself telling the story in question to his co-workers in a New York bar. The story—a tale of a chicken—spans a number of years and includes a cast of colorful characters, including rural farmers and urbane New Yorkers. Complete with illustrations, "Big Chicken" takes readers on a crazy merry-go-round trip from a farm in Tennessee to the bar in Midtown Manhattan, with several zany stops along the way.
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Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217676

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1346

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again. What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children.
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Big Chicken

Author: Sijin Belle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970115775

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 7739

Reluctant corporate investigator Greta Greenberry picks her way through a minefield of body parts in tasty hot wing buckets, crooked executives, skeevy lawyers, chucklehead rednecks, oleaginous clergy, hapless workers, gun-toting federales and piles of dead bodies (not counting the chickens) to find herself hog-tied in a freezer face-to-face with a grisly truth. Watch out Hiassen, Barry and Dorsey! Grease up the pompadour and press your black 501s because Sijin Belle, your prom queen from Hell has arrived - well actually Mississippi but that's close enough. Her debut novel does for Big Poultry what Cristopher Buckley's Thank You for Smoking did for Big Tobacco. "Another lurid addition to wacko crime and zany murder fiction, to be avoided at all costs by the serious reader." Jonathan Fanzeni "More fun than playing Beer Pong with Billy Carter." Preston Beekus "Loathe Mississippi? Well, #&*% you and the Big Chicken you rode in on!" Rep. Clyde Munger IV (Ret.), Halflitre, Mississippi
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Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken

Author: Elise Gravel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596437413

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6145

"During the summer before high school, Jessie Elliot vows to never change her fun-filled, dorky ways--that is until her best friend starts hanging out with the cool kids"--
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Little Chicken's Big Day

Author: Jerry Davis,Katie Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442414014

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8819

Little Chicken is tired of being told what to do by Big Chicken, but when they become separated he misses all of the clucking.
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Der 999.823ste Wunsch

Author: Brandon Robshaw

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646927666

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5393

Sam hat ein Problem. Also eigentlich mehrere. Aber er ist ja nicht auf den Kopf gefallen, also wünscht er sich gleich 1 Million Wünsche, als er eine Sternschnuppe sieht. Und plötzlich wird alles, was er haben will, wahr. Sam muss zwar erst ein bisschen rumexperimentieren (der Tiger im Zimmer war nicht sooo ein guter Einfall). Doch dann hat er’s raus und konzentriert sich auf die wirklich wichtigen Dinge: Riesenburger, Superkräfte, einen Job für seine Mutter. Dass jede Veränderung Konsequenzen nach sich zieht, war Sam allerdings nicht ganz klar ...
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Chicken Big

Author: Keith Graves

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811872378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3490

A giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.
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Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours

Author: Robert T. Belie

Publisher: Robert T. Belie

ISBN: 1310956588

Category: Fiction

Page: 27

View: 9672

There are many ways to see many places in this vast and varied world. Seattle is no exception. The Emerald City has long been a prime destination and gateway for all walks of travelers and tourists. The only problem with stopping by for a visit is that you might not want to leave! Nestled along Elliot Bay as the shining star of the Great Northwest, and always at the forefront of technology, coffee, music, e-commerce, and aviation, the Puget Sound’s Finest is proud to bring you the latest in city exploration, the one of a kind, Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours.
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Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett

Author: Rosamund Young

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641222311

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5071

Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian
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Beyond the Horizon

One Can Never Appreciate the Sunshine Until After the Storm

Author: Peggy M. Ridge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465318275

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 1257

This book is about me and the adversity that he has beset me in this community due to my diagnosed mental illness and my advocacy for the mentally ill. Many of the poems come from life experiences in the past and absorb the reality of death. There were days when no one encouraged me, many ignored me, and others talked about me. This weaved in and out of the poetry when I felt this pain and wrote it out in my poetry. There are also poems relating to nature that revive my mind and inspires me to continue on. America is in some of my poems and how I feel that a nation has come so far but up at a standstill now. I listen to the news everyday because when I graduated in 1963, that was what we were told to do- keep up with the news because the world would get smaller and my poetry reflects what is going on in the world today. This book is a combination of adversity, nature, death, and world conflict. And I think all can relate to my book in diverse ways. My name is Peggy Marie Ridge Oliver, mother of two children, and grandmother of eight. The last I counted. I have a B.A. degree in social work and was pursuing a second B.A. degree in English Literature/Creative writing which was not a completed due to a medical condition. On top of all this, I have had a mental illness for 30 years and accomplished all of the above. Most professional people, especially in the mental health field, say I am a remarkable woman because many people with a diagnosed mental illness do not accomplish this in a lifetime.
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Big Game - Die Jagd beginnt

Author: Dan Smith

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646926945

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1481

Action, Abenteuer und viel Humor. In der Nacht vor seinem dreizehnten Geburtstag muss Oskari allein in die Wildnis, so verlangt es die Tradition. Bewaffnet mit Pfeil und Bogen soll er ein Tier erlegen, um seine Männlichkeit zu beweisen. Dass Oskari den Bogen kaum spannen kann, erleichtert die Sache nicht gerade. Doch dann fällt ihm der amerikanische Präsident quasi direkt vor die Füße. Er ist nur knapp einem Attentat entkommen und sieht trotz seines schicken Anzugs nicht so aus, als hätte er die Lage im Griff. Jetzt kann Oskari zeigen, was in ihm steckt. Verfilmt mit Samuel L. Jackson und Mehmet Kurtulus. „BIG GAME macht Riesenspaß – so wunderbar absurd und dabei so ehrlich.“ Mehmet Kurtulus
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Fifty Shades vom Huhn

Ein parodistisches Kochbuch

Author: F. L. Fowler

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138078

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 4265

Knackige Schenkel, straff verschnürt; saftige Brüste, die auf den leidenschaftlichen Biss der Zähne warten; weiche, nachgiebige Lenden, von denen das Öl tropft... 50 verführerische Rezepte, die jedes Essen in eine Orgie der Lust verwandeln! Ein unschuldiges und unverdorbenes Huhn und ein dominanter Koch – welch eine Kombination! Gemeinsam gehen die beiden den Weg von jungfräulicher Unschuld bis zur goldbraunen Ekstase. Langsames Schmoren, scharfes, unbarmherziges Braten, extravagante Verschnürungen, saftige Füllungen, kreative Salbungen mit genau der richtigen Würze, ausgeführt von geschickten Fingern – seine Kunst macht seine geflügelte Dienerin zu Wachs in seinen Händen. Diesem erotischen Kochbuch kann sich niemand entziehen – in drei Akten entfaltet sich unwiderstehlich das Drama, von einfachen Rezepten für den Anfänger bis zum absoluten Höhepunkt!
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The Big Book of Chicken

Over 300 Exciting Ways to Cook Chicken

Author: Maryana Vollstedt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452123624

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 1078

Whether it's roasted, fried, grilled, broiled, braised, sautéed, or baked, chicken is always delicious. Maryana Vollstedt has created a new addition to Chronicle's best-selling Big Book series with this glorious homage to everyone's favorite fowl. The tremendous variety of ideas ranges from creative recipes like Pomegranate-Molasses Chicken Drummettes and Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Corn Chowder to comforting favorites like Chicken Marsala and Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken. Every recipe is simple to follow with lots of helpful tips on identifying parts of the chicken, cutting up and storing it, and safe preparation techniques. With more than 275 recipes inspired from cuisines around the world, this big book serves up everything there is to know about chicken.
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The Giant Chicken of Portugal

Author: Victor Biton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539539148


Page: 38

View: 8594

In this charming children's picture book, one little girl weaves a vivid adventure about a strange creature in a faraway land. It all starts with the egg. The egg is large with bright-blue spots, and it's sitting in the playroom of Beauty Mark and her brother, Lionel. Lionel thinks it's for their breakfast, but his sister tells him that the egg isn't for eating. Beauty Mark loves creating sculptures and other art projects. She also loves telling stories. When Lionel asks her about the egg and its strange appearance, she spins a tale of their parents' encounter with a legendary chicken. It takes place in the distant land of Portugal and involves a car crash, a deserted road, and a very big bird! Sit down with Lionel and hear Beauty Mark tell the story of the Giant Chicken of Portugal! In his latest book, author Victor Biton has created a bright, colorful story that children will love. Through Beauty Mark and Lionel, Biton teaches children the importance of using their imaginations and finding the fun stories in everyday objects. Once they've finished the book, they'll be anxious to hear about the next strange artifact Lionel finds in his playroom.
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Our School

The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea, and the School That Beat the Odds

Author: Joanne Jacobs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893370

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8348

Honest, engaging, and inspiring, Our School tells the story of Downtown College Prep, a public charter high school in San Jose that recruits underachieving students and promises to prepare them for four-year colleges and universities. The average student enters ninth grade with fifth-grade reading and math skills. Many have slid through school without doing homework. Some barely speak English. Tracking the innovative and pioneering program, award-winning journalist Joanne Jacobs follows the young principal who tries to shake the hand of every student each day, the dedicated teachers who inspire teens to break free from their histories of failure, and the immigrant parents who fight to protect their children from gangs. Capturing our hearts are the students who overcome tremendous odds: Roberto, who struggles to learn English; Larissa, a young mother; Pedro, who signals every mood change with a different hair cut; Selena, who's determined to use college as her escape from drudgery; the girls of the very short, never-say-die basketball team; and the Tech Challenge competitors. Some will give up on their dreams. Those who stick with the school will go on to college. This gritty yet hopeful book provides a new understanding of what makes a school work and how desire, pride, and community--ganas, orgullo, and communidad--can put students on track for success in life.
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Little Chicken's Big Christmas

Author: Katie Davis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533550163


Page: 36

View: 5275

Preschool book: "Little Chicken's Big Christmas" A bedtime story (Christmas Story Picture Book for baby) Christmas book for children ages 6-8: Children's book: A Christmas Bedtime Story-Good Values The true meaning of Christmas for children. Excellent for early and intermediate readers or for a bedtime read aloud with friends and family. Little Chicken is anxious for Christmas to come, but not because he's thinking of presents he will get, but one he's going to give. Little Chicken's Big Christmas is a delightful and surprising twist on the notion that it's better to give than receive. Little ones and their grown ups will love sharing this during the holidays. Check out the 26 page activity book that goes with the book here: Other books by Katie Davis: http: // "I hear you cluckin', Big Chicken!" That's the simple refrain that Little Chicken repeats to his mama throughout a typical day. But Little Chicken is distracted by Christmas . . . Now he asks, "When is Christmas?" and "Is it Christmas yet?" and "Is it Christmas today?" Does he have the gimmes or is there something surprisingly sweet that Little Chicken wants to do on Christmas morning? With subtlety and humor, this sweet little story sweeps through a wide range emotions using the simplest of language. Tags: baby, Christmas, Christmas books, christmas stories, kids christmas stories, christmas stories for kids, greedy children, generous children, children's christmas stories, christmas stories for children, Christmas stories, short stories for kids, short stories, stories for kids, Christmas jokes, kids christmas stories, childrens christmas stories, kids christmas books, childrens christmas books, books for kids, santa claus, reindeer, santa, comedy, humor, early reader, beginning reader, kids comedy, bedtime stories, free ebooks, ebooks free, stories for kids, preschool, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-12, beginning readers, beginner reading, kids stories, children stories, bedtime stories, kids books, ebooks, books for kids, jokes, kids, hilarious, children, kid, kids books, childrens books, childrens book, kids book about christmas, elementary, kids book, books for kids, childrens book, book, thankful, kindle book, kindle ebook
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Die Popularisierung des Mediums Fernsehen

vom Elite-Medium zum Schauplatz des Normalbürgers

Author: Jörn Krieger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3831136874


Page: 236

View: 9180

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The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

Author: Daniel Pinkwater

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141692809X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2425

Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 266-pound chicken.
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