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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance
Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney

Beyond Obesity LLC, 2012

A Revolutionary Program to Extend Your Physical and Mental Performance Envelope. Our recent book 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' was written for health care professionals, championing the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes. In response, our athlete friends asked "What about us?" This companion book is our answer, and it could be titled: 'The Art and ...
  
  











  



  
The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Homer

Penguin Classics, 1998

The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction ...
  
  











  



  
The Betrayed (Krewe of Hunters)
Heather Graham

Harlequin MIRA, 2014

www.eHeatherGraham.com Sleepy Hollow isn't so sleepy anymore…   One night, New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney receives a visitor in a dream—an old friend named Richard Highsmith. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing there.  Maureen—Mo—Deauville now lives in the historic town and works with her dog, Rollo, to search for missing people. She's actually the one to find Richard…or more precisely ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Garth Stein

Harper Paperbacks, 2009

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
  
  











  



  
Travels With Casey
Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Simon & Schuster, 2014

A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America’s relationship with dogs. “I don’t think my dog likes me very much,” New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine ...
  
  











  



  
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
David Epstein

Current Trade, 2014

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging ...
  
  











  



  
Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2014

In the seventh book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Stephen King has called Chet “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre.” Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn’s writing “major league prose.” Now the beloved team returns in another suspenseful novel that finds Chet sniffing around the ...
  
  











  



  
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2e
Thomas P. Colville DVM MSc, Joanna M. Bassert VMD

Mosby, 2007

Examine the diverse ways animal bodies function at both the systemic and cellular levels with this vital resource. It brings you clear coverage essential to understanding the clinical relevance of anatomical and physiological principles. Fully updated and written by respected veterinary technician educators, this popular textbook is the practical, comprehensive foundation for your success in veterinary technology. Clinical application boxes ...
  
  











  



  
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  THE WASHINGTON POST   “[Rachel] Joyce’s beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of ‘ordinary’ English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds.”— People (four stars)   Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost ...
  
  











  



  
Stone Fox
John Reynolds Gardiner

HarperCollins, 2010

John Reynolds Gardiner's action-packed canine adventure story of a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would ...
  
  











  



  
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Garth Stein

HarperCollins, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is ...
  
  











  



  
The Birchbark House
Louise Erdrich

Disney-Hyperion, 2002

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside. The Birchbark House establishes its own ground, in the vicinity of Laura ...
  
  











  



  
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Laura Hillenbrand

Ballantine Books, 2002

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Nona Kilgore Bauer

Kennel Club Books, 2011

Dog Heroes of September 11th -- A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs, now in its Tenth Anniversary second edition, is the first and only major publication to salute the canines that served our nation in the recovery missions following the terrorists’ strikes on America. In his foreword to this edition, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani says, “No American could be unmoved by the stories and images of these dogs and their ...
  
  











  



  
Macmillan Dictionary for Children
Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007

The #1 children's dictionary in America is now completely revised with a stunning design! With more than 3,000 images and 35,000 up-to-date entries, the most trusted name in children's reference is easy to navigate and fun to peruse. Authoritative, accurate, and current, the Macmillan Dictionary for Children is the ideal resource for beginning readers and spellers.
  
  











  



  
Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery
Martha Grimes

Scribner, 2014

In her latest Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes delivers the newest addition to the bestselling series The Washington Post calls “literate, lyrical, funny, funky, discursive, bizarre.” The inimitable Scotland Yard Superintendent returns, now with a tip of the derby to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo . Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the forty-second floor of an office building in London’s financial ...
  
  











  



  
The Sound and the Furry: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2014

In the sixth entry in the New York Times bestselling mystery series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful,” Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy. Chet and Bernie, the best canine/human P.I. team in the business, encounter a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old pal they sent up the river. Frenchie begs Bernie to go find his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has ...
  
  











  



  
The Secret Zoo
Bryan Chick

Greenwillow Books, 2010

Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only ...
  
  











  



  
I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs
Francesco Marciuliano

Chronicle Books, 2013

A New York Times bestseller? Oh, you know the dogs weren't going to let the cats get away with that! This canine companion to I Could Pee on This , the beloved volume of poems by cats, I Could Chew on This will have dog lovers laughing out loud. Doggie laureates not only chew on quite a lot of things, they also reveal their creativity, their hidden motives, and their eternal (and sometimes misguided) effervescence through such musings as "I ...
  
  











  



  
40 Days to Personal Revolution
Baron Baptiste

Simon & Schuster, 2004

From Baron Baptiste, author of Journey Into Power and the “spiritual master driving the yoga revolution” ( Self ), a hands-on, step-by-step guide to adapt to your needs and lifestyle to make your body sleek, your mind clear, and your spirit light. In 40 Days to Personal Revolution, Baron Baptiste—one of the world’s most beloved master yoga teachers—inspires us to transform more than body and mind: He gives us the tools we need to ...
  
  











  








   



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