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Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth's Astonishing Animals and Where They Live (National Geographic Kids)
National Geographic

National Geographic Children's Books, 2010

Captivating critters, eye-grabbing pictures, weird and freaky facts—what better way for kids to learn geography! In this child-friendly atlas, stunning animal photos combine with colorful, easily accessible maps to teach young readers about geography through the wild creatures that fascinate them. Each world region includes a "spotlight" on animals in the area. Thematic spreads deliver the facts about habitats, endangered species, and more. ...
  
  











  



  
Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection Book 2
Joss Whedon

Marvel, 2012

The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Runaways) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) return for more Astonishing X-Men! If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs because you haven't seen anything yet! Things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre as Emma Frost's erratic behavior sends the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an ...
  
  











  



  
Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His ...
Bruce Olson

Charisma House, 2006

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions. Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called “more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could ...
  
  











  



  
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in ...
Robert Whitaker

Broadway Books, 2011

In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nation’s children. What ...
  
  











  



  
Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days
John Pontius

Cedar Fort, Inc., 2012

In this true account of near-death experiences, we learn about the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail. Visions of Glory is a mesmerizing and fascinating read that you will not be able to put down.
  
  











  



  
Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
Louis Zamperini, David Rensin

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011

“An extraordinary story of war and a touching tale of the triumph of love.” —James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers Devil at My Heels is the riveting, astonishing, and inspirational memoir of one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation: U.S. Olympian, World War II bombardier, Japanese POW, and survivor Louis Zamperini. His story of courage and resilience is so extraordinary that Lauren Hillebrand, author of Seabiscuit , ...
  
  











  



  
In the Woods
Tana French

Penguin Books, 2008

A gripping thriller from  New York Times  bestseller and the acclaimed author of  Broken Harbor  and  The Secret Place  As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled ...
  
  











  



  
Bringing Out the Best in People
Aubrey Daniels

McGraw-Hill, 1999

The classic bestseller on performance management is updated to reflect changes in today's working environment. When an employer needs to know how to gain maximum performance from employees, renowned behavioral psychologist--Aubrey Daniels is the man to consult. What has made Daniels the man with the answers? His ability to apply scientifically based behavioral stimuli to the workplace while making it fun at the same time. Now Daniels updates ...
  
  











  



  
Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection - Book 1
Joss Whedon

Marvel, 2012

Dream-team creators Joss Whedon and John Cassaday present an explosive, all-new flagship X-Men series. Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. but when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, ...
  
  











  



  
Here's Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance - An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World ...
Alex Bellos

Free Press, 2011

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from ...
  
  











  



  
The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks

Hay House, 2008

This leading-edge book by Esther and Jerry Hicks, who present the teachings of the Non-Physical entity Abraham, will help you understand the emotions that you’ve been experiencing all of your life. Instead of the out-of-control, knee-jerk reactions that most people have to their ever-changing life experience, this work will put those responses into a broader context. You’ll come to understand what emotions are, what each of them means, ...
  
  











  



  
Broadway Presents] Teens' Musical Theatre Anthology Female Edition CD Included PVG

Hal Leonard, 2009

(Vocal Collection). Broadway Presents! Teens' Musical Theatre Anthology: Female Edition is a delightful collection of musical theatre songs from a variety of shows that span decades of theatre history. Using the original vocal scores, the songs have been selected and adapted with the ranges and skills of teen singers in mind. Authoritative historical and contextual commentary, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions for each song make this ...
  
  











  



  
Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings
Lynn Grabhorn

Hampton Roads Publishing, 2009

Upbeat, humorous, and iconoclastic, Lynn Grabhorn introduced readers to the Law of Attraction in 2000 with Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting . The hardcover edition was an immediate hit, sold more than 151,000 copies, and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Grabhorn was the first to reveal that the power of feelings is what unconsciously shapes and molds every moment of every day. In this ground-breaking book, she reveals how ...
  
  











  



  
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
Michael Chabon

Balzer + Bray, 2011

Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader. But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is? The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.
  
  











  



  
The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Mario Livio

Broadway Books, 2003

Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi , or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the ...
  
  











  



  
Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos
Robert Lawson

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1988

Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and read his account, you'll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way. Explore this historical time period even further in this new edition of award-winning author Robert ...
  
  











  



  
The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and its Astonishing Aftermath
Michael Griesbach

American Bar Association, 2014

The story of one of the nation's most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But two years after he was exonerated of that crime and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier. The ...
  
  











  



  
Exo-Vaticana : Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R. And the Vatican's Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of ...
Thomas Horn, Cris Putnam

Defender, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has resigned as Pope, just like the authors predicted he would do in their 2012 best-seller Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here. Since then Tom Horn and Cris Putnam have been inundated with invitations from around the world to be interviewed on radio, television, and in print media. These included segments in The History Channel's "Countdown to Apocalypse," a special feature on Canada's largest Christian channel ...
  
  











  



  
The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian ...
Wade Davis

Touchstone, 1997

A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist. In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply ...
  
  











  



  
Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Kathryn Bowers

Vintage, 2013

New York Times Bestseller A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012 An O, The Oprah Magazine “Summer Reading” Pick Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells?   Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara ...
  
  











  








   



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