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Bibliophile Books, 2011
‘It’s not easy to stop the tears when you read ‘Diana’s Story.’ Sometimes they are tears of grief, sometimes of laughter. Mostly like much of what’s good about life, they’re both. Chock full of gorgeous, fruity characters, this is a wonderfully rich, life-enchanting read.’ Maureen Lipman (whose late husband, Jack Rosenthal, wrote the screenplay ‘Wide Eyed and Legless’ based on the book) 'A funny, sad, and above all, ...
Guide to Lizards: More Than 300 Essential-to-Know Species (Pocket Professional Guide Series)
Robert G., Ph.d. Sprackland
TFH Pubns Inc
Guide to Lizards is an essential directory to more than 300 lizard species, including readily available terrarium choices plus dozens of seldom seen and rare species that are of great interest to hobbyists and travelers alike. Written by an acknowledged expert on lizards, each profile contains information on size, range, habitat, natural history, care, and suitability as a pet. Profiles are color-coded and organized by native region and feature ...
The Case of the Legless Veteran: The Story of a Man Who Fought and Defeated the Witch-hunters During the Joe ...
How the witch-hunters were challenged and defeated in a key case during the McCarthy era. The eight-year fight, supported by unions across the country, of a World War II veteran fired because of his communist views. Photos, index.
The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan
Pre-dating the great comic book villains, Paul Ernst's Doctor Satan stalked through the pages of Weird Tales in 1935 and 1936, bent on world domination and bizarre evil deeds for his own amusement. Opposing him with his own blend of science and sorcery is criminologist Ascott Keane. For the first time since their original publication--from Doctor Satan's first appearance to his last bow in the pages of "the unique magazine"--at long last, ...
Reach for the sky: The story of Douglas Bader, legless ace of the Battle of Britain (A Ballantine Book)
Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous World War II fighter pilot, first published in 1954, has a following of faithful readers who come back to the book time and again to re-read, share ...
Legless in the Garden
Diagnosed with a disabling and fatal disease in 1996, the author was told she would be dead within three years. Twelve years on, she's still very much alive and published this moving and often times, humourous tale of how she survived against a barrage of medical negativity and remained independent amidst a chorus of opposition. Disabled by disease, alone and away from family and cared for only by paid help and friends, she found her simpler ...
Puddin' Don't Fetch: Among other things
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Introducing the first printed collection of cartoons from the often hilarious, always irreverent, Puddin' Don't. This collection represents over 200 cartoons made popular by fans online.
Pests of the Native California Conifers
University of California Press
This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California’s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and everyone who needs up-to-date information on conifer pests in one convenient manual. o Species accounts cover life cycles, habits, ...
Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa
Ralph Curtis Publishing
Completely revised 3rd edition of Branch's exceptional and bestselling field guide to the reptiles of southern Africa including the countries of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana, as well as South Africa. The text has been completely reworked and includes taxonomic changes and updates, new information on biology, breeding, subspecies and habitats. All distribution maps have been updated. 16 new color plates have been added to the 96 ...
The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Schwartz & Wade
How hard is it to move 5 legless pianos 39 times? Beethoven owned five legless pianos and composed great works on the floor. His first apartment was in the center of Vienna's theater district... but he forgot to pay rent, so he had to move. (And it's very hard to move a piano. Even harder to move five). Beethoven's next apartment was in a dangerous part of town... so he moved, and the pianos followed on a series of pulleys. Then came an ...
Captains of the Sands (Penguin Classics)
A Brazilian Lord of the Flies , about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious ...
Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians (Smithsonian Handbooks)
The most accessible recognition guides. A systematic approach, authoritative text, and clear photographs make the Smithsonian Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians the most comprehensive and easy--to--use pocket guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the world. Packed with over 600 color photographs of more than 400 species, this handbook is designed to enable you to recognize each species quickly and easily. Expertly written, each entry combines ...
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: A Novel
William Morrow Paperbacks
On a quiet autumn afternoon in 1944, nine-year-old Morris Bird III decides to visit a friend who lives on the other side of town. So he grabs the handle of his red wagon and, with his little sister in tow, begins an incredible pilgrimage across Cleveland . . . and out of childhood forever. Set against the backdrop of one of the worst industrial disasters in American history, Don Robertson's enduring, beloved masterwork is a remarkable story of ...
Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California
Ron H. McPeak
This is the first and only color field guide to the frogs, toads, salamanders,snakes and lizards that are found on the Baja peninsula and the islands in the Sea of Cortez and off the outer coast of Bja California. The narrative for each species includes: identification,range and habitat, and natural history. each species is illustrated with at least one color photo.
A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects (Texas Monthly Fieldguide Series)
Bastiaan M. Drees
John A. Jackman
Taylor Trade Publishing
Meet the wild world of common Texas insects with this colorful and thorough introduction. Now you can identify that critter that just crawled under your bed or landed in your backyard. This extensive guide is packed with 384 color photos, thousands of facts and figures and dozens of illustrations. Discover more about the most common and diverse animals in the state and on the planet. From Ants to Zopherus nodulosus haldemani (the ironclad ...
Reach for the Sky the Story of Douglas Bader
Retired government agents cling to a decades-old secret that could wreak havoc on the United States political system. When a stroke victim related to a high-profile mobster dies mysteriously at a Chicago rehabilitation facility, a fellow rehab patient and former detective launches his own investigation. But when his wife tries to help him, she is kidnapped, and soon other victims emerge. The mob, family legacies, health-care scams, a ...
Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit
University Of Chicago Press
From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative—the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of ...
Legless: desserts to get you in the spirit
New Holland Australia
Grab the keys to the liquor cabinet and unlock the best secrets in decadent deserts laced with liqueur!Have you ever hosted a dinner party and found the desserts left behind or un-touched? Legless will change that. It is the ultimate cookbook, with a wicked selection of recipes made from your favorite spirits and liquors.Compiled completely of desserts including liqueurs and spirits, Legless features an array of fresh and feisty desserts with an ...
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