Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 6302

Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.
Posted in Nature

Spending Time with the Father

Author: Jim Duck

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 161996144X

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 4741

The author, Jim Duck, was raised in numerous states through out the south and graduated high school, in Clinton, Mississippi. He joined the Air Force after graduation and served in an elite group known as Para Rescue. After serving as a police officer for over twelve years in Florida, and a private investigator for 7 years, the Lord called him into the ministry as pastor of a local church. Jim has served in that position in three states, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is currently serving as Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he has been for over sixteen years. He is also Chaplain and Reserve Deputy for Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. He and his wife Jane, have 3 daughters and twelve grandchildren. Jim received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida, and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Posted in Religion

Plants

2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Jim Harter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130029

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 1971

Hundreds of plant species with specialized appendices on edible plants, herbs, plants used in decoration and graphic design. Inspirational, royalty-free illustrations for designers, artists, botanists, and gardeners.
Posted in Nature

What makes the weather?

Author: Janet Palazzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816749706

Category: Weather forecasting

Page: 16

View: 1055

Brief text and pictures present different kinds of weather and suggest how to tell from the sky what the day may be like.
Posted in Weather forecasting

Vocabulary Concept Cards--Cloud and Fog

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425884598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

View: 1603

These color vocabulary concept cards helps young learners build key vocabulary. Included extension ideas suggest interesting and fun ways to use the vocobulary words. Geared to early childhood students' unique needs, abilities, and interests.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bomb-Monger's Daughter

A Modern Novel

Author: Rory Barnes

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434443434

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7433

Anasuya's father--a notorious financier and arms dealer--has disappeared. Has he been kidnapped--or murdered--or just plain dropped out of sight? His daughter claims a complete lack of interest in her father's fate. But why is she hiding on a Greek island with her mother's second husband (now her own lover), and writing obsessively in her notebooks about her father and the other members of her family? Slowly her diary starts to make sense of the disappearance--or, at least it appears to. But all is not what it seems, and Anasuya may not be the most reliable of witnesses. As much a study of strange family interactions as it is a thriller, THE BOMB-MONGER'S DAUGHTER is absolutely compulsive reading. As Mary Lord has said: "[This] is an exceptionally well-written and -crafted [novel] for intelligent readers who enjoy a good story just for the hell of it."
Posted in Fiction

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

Author: Shelley Wright

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773596119

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

View: 8372

The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived. While the international community argues about sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. The Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate and Inuit have become the direct witnesses and messengers of climate change. Through an examination of Inuit history and culture, alongside the experiences of newcomers to the Arctic seeking land, wealth, adventure, and power, Our Ice Is Vanishing describes the legacies of exploration, intervention, and resilience. Combining scientific and legal information with political and individual perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North as few people have seen it. Climate change is redrawing the boundaries of what Inuit and non-Inuit have learned to expect from our world. Our Ice Is Vanishing demonstrates that we must engage with the knowledge of the Inuit in order to understand and negotiate issues of climate change and sovereignty claims in the region.
Posted in Social Science

Falling Off the Roof of the World

Author: Lama Dudjom Dorjee

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 074143430X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 777

This is the fascinating autobiography of the Venerable Lama Dudjom Dorjee. In it are entertaining tales of his Tibetan childhood, his escape from Tibet and his subsequent journey into lama-hood.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Forecasting Oracle Performance

Author: Craig Shallahamer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242930

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 9946

Now available in paperback— What makes seasoned IT professionals run for cover? Answer: Forecasting Oracle Performance! Craig Shallahamer is an Oracle performance expert with over 18 years of experience. His book is the first to focus not on the problem of solving today's problem, but squarely on the problem of forecasting the future performance of an Oracle database. Other Oracle performance books are good for putting out fires; Craig's book helps you avoid all the heat in the first place. If you’re an IT practioner who appreciates application over mathematical proofs than you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Each chapter is filled with examples to transform the theory, mathematics, and methods into something you can practically apply. Craig's goal is to teach you about real-word Oracle performance forecasting. Period. There is no hidden agenda. This book is a kind of training course. After reading, studying, and practicing the material covered in this book, you to be able to confidently, responsibly, and professionally forecast performance and system capacity in a wide variety of real-life situations. If you are more management-minded (or want to be), you will be delighted with the service level management focus. Forecasting makes good business sense because it maximizes the return on IT investment and minimizes unplanned down time. To those who think forecasting is a waste of money: well...obviously, they’ve never been on the evening news because their company lost millions of dollars in revenue and brand destruction because of poorly performing or unavailable systems. Without a doubt, you will be equipped to deal with the realities of forecasting Oracle performance. But this book gives you more. Not only will you receive a technical and mathematical perspective, but also a communication, a presentation, and a management perspective. This is career building stuff and immensely satisfying! What you’ll learnThis book is a “how-to” book filled with examples to transform theory and mathematics into something you can practically apply. You will learn how to use a variety of forecasting models, which will enable you to methodically: Help manage service levels from a business value perspective Identify the risk of over utilized resources Predict what component of an architecture is at risk Predict when a system will be at risk Develop multiple risk mitigating strategies to ensure service levels are maintained Characterize a complex Oracle workload Who this book is for IT professionals who must ensure their production Oracle systems are meeting service levels, in part, through forecasting performance, identifying risk, and developing solutions to ensure systems are available without wasting budget. Readers include database administrators, IT managers, developers, capacity planners, systems architects, systems integrators.
Posted in Computers

100 Little Reading Comprehension Lessons

Fun-to-read stories with skill-building exercises

Author: Margaret Brinton

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1573104256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3297

Presents a collecton of stories along with questions to help students gain reading comprehension skills.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The MANual

Trivia. Testosterone. Tales of Badassery. Raw Meat. Fine Whiskey. Cold Truth.

Author: Keith Riegert,Samuel Kaplan

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612432018

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8190

Posted in Reference

The Days the Sky Turns Black

The Ride to War

Author: Ian Tharp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973778X

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 6445

The Days The Sky Turns Black, the average story you here of two boys and there companions. As the world around them soon changes with rumors and tales of war and greed. With there journey from town to town to city to city they will learn new things of people, culture, class, propaganda, and what life will turn out for them? The Days The Sky Turns Black is a folk term that some use to describe as "rough days" or "rough travels" or even to describe the sky as crying. Maybe things will be fine, maybe things wont? Nothing can really be said till the story is over.
Posted in Fiction

A Long Time Gone

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698146719

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1743

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes an enthralling southern gothic saga about one woman's quest for the truth... When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
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The Ghost Brigades

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330462814

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4693

The sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War, John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is the second in The Old Man's War series. Who can you trust, if you can't trust yourself? Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist, with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a super-soldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers. However, when Dirac fails to access the scientist's memories, he's transferred to the Ghost Brigades for training. These elite troops are also cloned from the dead, so he might fit in. But will Dirac's memory return as the enemy plots the fate of humankind? And whose side is Dirac really on?
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The Estate in the Woods

Author: Luci

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146535543X

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 4028

A wealthy family lives in large mansion in the Northern Adirondack Mountains. A girl of 13 and a boy of ten moves there with their mother after the death of their father. They discover their uncle Arthur has been abusing his wife, dealing in drugs, and wanting a gambling chip that the girls father had, but where is it now? Sara has found paranormal happenings are on the estate. Murder,betrayal, and mystery hit the family on the Sommers estate. A journal is found and Sara, found secret rooms behind walls where a ghost walks the walls. What does she want with Sara? Time will tell. Will her brother and cousins help her discover the truth behind the mystries?
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The Art of Not Having it All

True Stories of Men, Sex, and Other Disasters

Author: Melissa Kite

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466858230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3881

Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Tapping the Dream Tree

Author: Charles de Lint

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429911337

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9778

World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Onion Girl A brand-new installment in the Newford saga, the World Fantasy Award-winning series of urban fantasy fiction by a master of the form. Charles de Lint's urban fantasies, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction. At the heart of his work is the ongoing Newford series, of which this is the latest volume. The city of Newford could be any contemporary North American city . . . except that magic lurks in its music, in its art, in the shadows of its grittiest streets, where mythic beings walk disguised. And its people are like you and me, each looking for a bit of magic to shape their lives and transform their fate. Now, in this latest volume, we meet a bluesman hiding from the devil; a Buffalo Man at the edge of death; a murderous ghost looking for revenge; a wolf man on his first blind date; and many more. We're reunited with Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and other characters whose lives have become part of the great Newford myth. And De Lint takes us beyond Newford's streets to the pastoral hills north of the city, where magic and music have a flavor different but powerful still. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Baroness and the Preacher

Author: Billie Conner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465390154

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5622

In the late 1700's Baron Augustus MacTavish invested in a Fur Trading Company in the Pacific Northwest. After several difficulties arose he sent his young son Baronet Robert MacTavish to New York City to hire a Solicitor and investigate. Robert became embroiled in the society of the city and had an affair with a young prostitute called Miss Julie, and hires a professional trapper to go to the NW in his stead. It worked fine for two years, Then Miss Julie became pregnant, his father found out about his doings, and Robert was ordered home to Scotland. Miss Julie fared poorly walking the streets of NYC after the landlord threw her out for rejecting his advances. In December, her string ran out and she fell into the mud, snow, and manure of a NY street. She whispered the Solicitor's name to the policeman who found her. Two Nuns nursed her back to reasonable health and the lawyer gave her some money. She sets a course across Pennsylvania to find her sister's home in the mountains of NW Va. Three days after arriving there, she gives birth to a baby girl and tells her sister the baby's name is to be Mary Catherine, and dies; and this is her baby's story; how she marries a mountain preacher, raises a family of five children, discovers she is really a Baroness, and quite wealthy. It is also about a backwoods preacher who suddenly finds himself married to a person of royal heritage, and a wealthy one to boot. It tells of the events that befall them, the lives of the children, and how they all have to learn to deal with unexpected fame and fortune.
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A Horse Called El Dorado

Author: Kevin Kiely

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174655

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5027

In the commune at the edge of a forest in Colombia, life is blissful. Until the guerrillas come. Then Pepe must flee with his mother to the city, leaving behind his favourite horse, El Dorado. His future looks grim until his Irish grandparents offer him another chance. But can thirteen-year-old Pepe go all on his own to this strange, cold land, the birthplace of his father? And what future awaits him there? Will he ever have the chance to ride his beloved horses again?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 26

Tibetan Nomad Childhood

Author: Kar+ma don 'grub

Publisher: ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 105

View: 7032

Karma Donrub's (Kar+ma don 'grub) life begins on the boundless Tibetan grassland in 1983 in Yushu (Yul shul) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai (Mtsho sgnon) Province. Living in a black yak hair tent, Karma Dondrub begins tending his family's yak calves as soon as he can walk, in a grassland so barren that he is startled upon first seeing a tree at the age of eight. Charlatan livestock-stealing monks, anthrax, death, birth, happiness, and encounters with modern education create a powerful, unparalleled account of Tibetan nomad childhood in the late twentieth century - a way of life that will soon be forever gone.
Posted in Social Science