Percy Jackson pbk 5-book boxed set

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423136804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1824

View: 9392

At last the wait is over! All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympus series, in paperback, have been collected in a box fit for demigods. This value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters,The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423134947

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7790

After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Ultimate Guide to Soil

The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home

Author: Anna Hess

Publisher: Wetknee Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 5165

Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you. The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, you’ll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops. Don’t forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and don’t match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you! This ebook includes the complete text of Personality Tests for Your Soil, Small-Scale No-Till Gardening Basics, Balancing Soil Nutrients and Acidity, and Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Ultimate Guide to Bondage

Author: Mistress Couple

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627782746

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 1907

Whether you are looking for an introduction to bondage or seeking new heights of erotic delights, The Ultimate Guide to Bondage is the perfect addition to your dungeon's bookshelf! This book is a comprehensive reference guide for any mistress, master, or lover of BDSM. Mistress Couple's original and insightful approach to bondage invites curious kinksters to consider and explore a myriad of practical and psychological bondage methods. Going far beyond any BDSM "starter kit" the book shows how bondage truly extends past the rope and chain restraint of your partner. From decorative applications such as wedding rings and corsets to invisible yet potent mental bondage and fetish applications such as balloon or nylon encasement, this book provides historical context, powerful insights, tutorials, examples, and activities for every type of bondage enthusiast.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Scarface: The Ultimate Guide

Author: Damian Stevenson


ISBN: 132930523X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 98

View: 7111

'Scarface' is a powerful, stylized commentary on violence, materialism, excess, corruption and crime in America. Set during the drug-driven decadence of Miami in the 1980's, it is a rags to riches story about the rise and fall of an illegal immigrant from dishwasher to narcotics kingpin who is undone by greed and delusions of grandeur triggered by cocaine psychosis. It is both thrilling entertainment and a wicked, nightmarish parody of the American dream. 'Scarface: The Ultimate Guide' places the movie in its historical context and examines its origins, development, production, release, critical reception and current status in the culture. The highlight of the book is a detailed analysis of the movie from first frame to FADE OUT. ""Chi-Chi. Chi-Chi. Get the yeyo.""
Posted in Performing Arts


The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight

Author: Scott Beatty,Bob Kane

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756611217

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6320

Profiles the life and career of Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, discussing his allies, enemies, and tools, and offers a timeline of his appearances from 1939 through 2005.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens

Author: Debra Bell

Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries

ISBN: 9781932012996

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: 497

View: 1928

Homeschooling through high school is more practical than ever! Whether your teen plans to enter the workforce after high school, enroll in a trade school, or attend an Ivy League university, high school at home may be the best decision you can make now to ensure your child's future.The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens is designed to help you and your teen successfully transition to the college and adult years. Inside this incredible resource, you will find: Tools for developing important critical and creative thinking skills Study-smart strategies for maximizing learning potential How to help your teen discern his or her gifts and calling The best ways to earn college credit at home Tips for preparing your junior high student for high school Learn how to take advantage of new media and top-flight online learning opportunities. Find out what college admissions officers say they look for in a prospective student and how you can help your teen receive merit-based scholarships and maximum financial aid.Your child's future begins today.
Posted in Education, Secondary

Zombie Movies

The Ultimate Guide

Author: Glenn Kay

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613744250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 8565

Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films--from 1932's "White Zombie" to the AMC series "The Walking Dead"--""this thorough, uproarious guide traces the evolution of one of horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creations. Fans will learn exactly what makes a zombie a zombie, go behind the scenes with a chilling production diary from "Land of the Dead," peruse a bizarre list of the oddest things ever seen in undead cinema, and immerse themselves in a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made. Containing an illustrated zombie rating system, ranging from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs" and "So Bad It's Good," the book also features lengthy interviews with numerous talents from in front of and behind the camera. This updated and expanded second edition contains more than 100 new and rediscovered films, providing plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for movie fans.
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The ultimate guide

Author: Rae Morris

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741762510

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 3149

Rae Morris has been described as one of the world's most creative artists, but her work is not hanging in museums, it's seen on the faces and bodies of some of the best-known international models and actors. In Makeup: The ultimate guide, Rae brings the world of fashion makeup to you. With her simple step-by-steps she makes even the most sophisticated and creative makeup easy to achieve. She also reveals all the tricks, techniques and trade secrets that have seen her awarded Australian Makeup Artist of the Year four times over. Discover: * All the essential makeup tools you'll need * How to find the right product at the right price * Which eye shadow colours work best for you, and which ones will make your eye colour 'pop' * How to achieve the perfect eyebrows * All about false eyelashes * Contouring and highlighting your face * Ten-minute makeovers for days, evenings and the morning after and much more. This gorgeous, glamorous guide will inspire you to create looks you have admired but never dreamed possible!
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies


The Ultimate Guide

Author: Tui De Roy,Mark Jones,Julie Cornthwaite

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691162999

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4051

A guide for bird enthusiasts and armchair naturalists covers all eighteen species of the world's penguins and includes discussions on penguin conservation, species profiles, facts, and tips on where to see penguins in the wild.
Posted in Nature


The Ultimate Guide

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756673216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6664

Building on the success of Soccer: the Ultimate Guide, we're bringing the world's game to readers in a revised and updated edition, including fantastic World Cup 2010 information. More pages, more pictures, more facts, stats, and info make the Ultimate Soccer Book truly ultimate.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones

Author: Mary Beth Beuke

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162914150X

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 7915

As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting. There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production. In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well.
Posted in Nature

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 8497

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping

Author: Mark Hayes,Andrew Youderian

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483401812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7534

The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping is a complete guide on how to create and run a successful dropshipping business. "This is by far the best book on dropshipping available. You will will learn everything you need to know about finding a product, setting up an online store and growing your business." (Sean Work, Director of Marketing, KISSmetrics) "Andrew and Mark have written a comprehensive, no-BS guide to dropshipping. Essential reading for anyone considering this type of retail." (Chandra Clark, Founder & President, Scribendi) "These guys distill everything you need to know about dropshipping. It's a must read if you want practical advice and a clear blueprint to help you grow your business." (Valerie Khoo, National Director, Australian Writers' Centre) "Holy jeez - I wish these guys had written this 7 years ago.... I can say that the advice in this book is spot on."
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The Movie Guide

Author: Simon Furman

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756630133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 69

View: 1662

A guide to the motion picture looks at the characters, their personalities, roles, and what they can change into.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball

Author: Rob Price

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1936910772

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 177

View: 2727

"The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volleyball-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round volleyball-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other volleyball book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have you serving with a higher velocity and overall effectiveness. Volleyball players of all skill levels will be able to leap higher, shift quicker, and flatout play better due to an increase in overall strength and agility. Your spikes, kills, and blocks will all become shaper and more effective and your stamina and endurance will allow you to keep the intensity up until the final point in every match. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!
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The AMS Weather Book

The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1935704559

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 6762

America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it is pleasant—72 degrees and sunny—weather is still central to the lives of all Americans. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a topic of greater collective interest. Whether we want to know if we should close the storm shutters or just carry an umbrella to work, we turn to forecasts. But few of us really understand the science behind them. All that changes with The AMS Weather Book. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to our weather and our atmosphere, it is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand how hurricanes form, why tornados twirl, or even why the sky is cerulean blue. Written by esteemed science journalist and former USA Today weather editor Jack Williams, The AMS Weather Book covers everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming and explores the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts, so The AMS Weather Book is filled with engaging full-color graphics that explain such concepts as why winds blow in a particular direction, how Doppler weather radar works, what happens inside hurricanes, how clouds create wind and snow, and what’s really affecting the earth’s climate. For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.
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The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting

Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Ducks and Geese

Author: Tom Airhart,Eddie Kent,Kent Raymer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510716750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 7418

Waterfowling is one of the more challenging forms of hunting. Requiring an intimate knowledge of the quarry in specialized gear—from shotguns and ammo to decoys, calls, blinds, and boats—and taking place in a variety of terrains—from the fields of Manitoba to the flooded timber of Arkansas, it’s the type of sport that gets in your blood and stays there. In The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting, all aspects of this sport are covered by three authors who have intimate knowledge of how to hunt ducks and geese successfully. Chapters within this book cover dozens of topics, with special attention devoted to: Identifying the many and various species of waterfowl Methods for decoying and calling in a variety of situations Advice on how to choose the best gear for the situation at hand Theories and practices of retriever training and handling Tips on hunting in different types of weather, from rain and snow to bluebird skies How to choose the correct guns and loading Plus tips on blind placement in water or on land With more than a hundred photographs expertly illuminating the realities of waterfowl hunting, The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting is sure to help hunters of all skill levels bag their biggest catches yet.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


The Ultimate Guide

Author: Becky Beal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381127

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 1256

From skateboarding's distant origins in the 1940s to the heyday of the Z-Boys to Tony Hawk's lifelong and lucrative career as a professional skateboarding icon, this book showcases what skateboarding was in the past and what it's now evolved into. * Bibliography includes primary and secondary sources and current websites * Glossary provides a comprehensive list of skating "lingo" * Index contains a comprehensive listing of names, companies, places, and terms
Posted in Social Science