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The Paper Bag Christmas
Kevin Alan Milne

Granite Publishing and Distribution, LLC, 2006

As a pediatric oncologist whose own physical limitations confine him to a wheelchair, Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But while thus engaged he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. To that end, Dr. Ringle recruits "Mo" as a volunteer at a nearby children's hospital ...


Belknap's Waterproof Grand Canyon River Guide All New Edition
Buzz Belknap/Loie Belknap Evans

Westwater Books, 2014

Mile by mile color Waterproof Guide to the Colorado River through Grand Canyon with shaded relief/topographic maps, and special sections on history, archaeology, geology, natural history and photography. Updated yearly with campsites and new USGS Mileage Points: Geology section features step-by-step easy to understand description of how the Canyon was formed as well as color photos from river level with formations clearly labeled for easy ...


The Last Legends of Earth
A.A. Attanasio

Spectra, 1990

"A grand and glorious visionary epic."-Robert Silverberg *** Set in the artificial planetary system of Chalco-Doror, which is no more and no less than a vast cosmic machine, The Last Legends of Earth is a love story, a gripping saga of struggle against alien control, and an examination of the machinery of creation and destruction. Above all, it is world-building of the highest and grandest order, on a scale rarely seen in science fiction since ...


From Hollywood to God, 2012

"How far would you go to find God? Some people go all the way… When Kelly loses her job at a Hollywood studio, she takes off around the world. Candid, funny, poignant—Kelly's journey takes her to surprising places. She's held hostage in Israel, taps into the energy of the pyramids in Giza, hikes in the Himalayas, meditates in the great cathedrals of Europe, winds up in the news in Rio—and finally raises hell in a Southern Bible college. ...


Hard Road West: History and Geology along the Gold Rush Trail
Keith Heyer Meldahl

University Of Chicago Press, 2008

In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is so familiar to us now that it is hard to imagine how frightening—even godforsaken—its ...


Rocks & Minerals (DK Pockets)
Sue Fuller

DK Publishing, Inc., 2003

Minerals are solid mixtures of chemicals that each have a unique set of characteristics -- just like a fingerprint. Find out how these minerals bind together to form rocks and much, much more.


B4 The G-Spot: The Legend of Granite McKay

Urban Erotic Noire Publications, 2014

Noire, the Queen of Urban Erotica brings you another movie in a book! B4 the G-Spot. The prequel to G-Spot, the #1 bestseller that established the Urban Erotic genre. Meet the Man and the Myth...the Kingpin and the Killer...The Lover and the Legend...The Gangsta who put the G in the G-Spot...The TRUE King of Harlem! "I didn't come to Harlem ridin' shotgun. I came packin' one!"--GRANITE MCKAY. WARNING! This here ain't no romance, it's an ...


Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
Keith Heyer Meldahl

University of California Press, 2011

“Unfold a map of North America,” Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, “and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.” In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine ...


Rock and Gem
Ronald L. Bonewitz

DK, 2008

A fascinating encyclopedic reference on rocks and gems, including their identification, composition, and their use. The many feature boxes cover topics such as the Malachite room in the Winter Palace and the collection of the Hope Diamond and the superstitions surrounding it.


Lord, Change Me
Evelyn Christenson

Cook Communications, 2002

"I have discovered through the years that surprising things happen when I pray, "Lord, change me, don't change my husband, don't change my children, don't change my pastor, change me."-Evelyn Christenson Everyone wants to change the things they don't like about themselves, but only God can bring about lasting change. Evelyn Christenson outlines seven methods for real, inside-out change and ways you can be sure it's God who's bringing about the ...


From Prison Gates To A Gated Estate
Robert W. Dixon

Dixon True Productions, 2013

FOR ALMOST TWENTY YEARS, ROBERT DIXON made his living and sustained his methamphetamine addiction by robbing drug dealers. The dealers and the police of the San Francisco Bay Area all wanted him. He wasn't always able to allude them: over 50 arrests, eight prison stints, and two bullets in his body all testify to how dangerous an existence he had chosen. From Prison Gates to A Gated Estate is an adventure documentary of a life that seemed out of ...


Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications, 2013

Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and ...


Roadside Geology of Georgia

Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2014

Ride along with geologists Pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State’s varied terrain. In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides, the authors examine Georgia’s fascinating geology and reveal the stories that lie beneath the surface. You’ll be amazed at Georgia’s geological diversity, from its shifting barrier islands along the coast to the sandstone ridges in its northwest corner. At the ...


Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
Eliot Cowan

Granite Publishing, 1991

This is a trailblazing book that explores an old way of healing through the spirit of plants! Eliot Cowen learned that it wasn't the plant that healed a person, but the spirit in the plant. Learning to contact the spirit of the plant was to ask it directly to heal the person. This ancient practice of plant spirit medicine, long forgotten in the West, has now been remembered, revitalized and reintroduced by this American healer.


Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

Hachette Books, 2013

The true story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company's Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than two thousand feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour, more than four hundred men ...


Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish and Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite (Trailblazer)
Jerry Sprout, Janie Sprout

Diamond Valley Company, 2004

New edtion now available. Please see: Alpine Sierra Trailblazer 6/E, ISBN-13: 978-0978637132 Thanks & Happy Trails!


Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications, 2002

The first and oldest national park in the world can be appreciated and enjoyed mile-by-mile in this comprehensive travel guide. Along with fascinating facts and anecdotes, readers will learn of Yellowstone's geyser basins, out-of-the-way hikes, flora and fauna, and its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Easy-to-understand scientific explanations and diagrams complement detailed travel tips ranging from escaping and avoiding crowds to picking the ...


My Weird School Daze #8: Miss Laney Is Zany!
Dan Gutman

HarperCollins, 2010

The weirdness never stops! A.J. has to go see Miss Laney, the speech teacher, which makes no sense at all because he already knows how to talk. Miss Laney has him say weird tongue twisters and forces him to be the lead in the third-grade play, Romeo & Juliet . And you'll never guess in a million hundred years who's going to play Juliet. Will there be kissing? Ew, disgusting!


Day Hiking North Cascades: Mount Baker, Mountain Loop Highway, San Juan Islands
Craig Romano

Mountaineers Books, 2008

Discover the stunning scenery that abounds in the North Cascades region, where hikers indulge in the drama of steep peaks, deep valleys, and everything in between. This new guide covers the Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, parts of Glacier Peak Wilderness, and the Mountain Loop Highway. Compact and fresh with a broad range of hiking options, this is ...


State Houses: America's 50 State Capitol Buildings
Susan Thrane

Boston Mills Press, 2005

A magnificent celebration of America's state capitol buildings. These glorious buildings are, in the author's words, "the homes of history," where laws are passed, where democracy is enacted, where history is written. Though each state capitol bears some similarity to the other forty-nine, each in its architecture and design reflects uniquely the pride of its state, both culturally and historically. For this unprecedented project, ...



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