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Lizards of the American Southwest

Rio Nuevo, 2009

Lizards of the American Southwest covers all 96 species found in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Texas west of the Pecos River. Learn where to find lizards and how to identify them. Includes detailed information on habitat, natural history, taxonomy, viewing tips, plus hundreds of photos, illustrations, and maps.


Legless in the Garden
Zana Walker, 2008

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 ...


Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa
Bill Branch

Ralph Curtis Publishing, 1998

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 ...


Guide to Lizards: More Than 300 Essential-to-Know Species (Pocket Professional Guide Series)
Robert G. Sprackland PhD.

TFH Pubns Inc, 2010

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 ...


Puddin' Don't Fetch: Among other things
Jake Barlow

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

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.


The Student, The Rogue & The Catburglar (Sophie Aughton's Diary) (Volume 1)
Laura Gibson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Dumped by her boyfriend, flunked her exams, abandoned by her friends. Sophie's arrival at the wrong university is an all-time low, especially being paired with a brash room-mate who reminds her of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. She vowed to avoid the distractions of love and romance so she could concentrate on her studies, but a chance discovery and some new people in her life threaten to challenge those vows... and she soon finds herself ...


Diana's Story

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, ...


Reach for the sky: The story of Douglas Bader, legless ace of the Battle of Britain (A Ballantine Book)
Paul Brickhill

Ballantine Books, 1967

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 ...


The Case of the Legless Veteran: The Story of a Man Who Fought and Defeated the Witch-hunters During the Joe ...
James Kutcher

Anchor Foundation, 1973

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.


Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California
Ron H. McPeak

Sea Challengers, 2000

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.


Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit
Robert Bogdan

University Of Chicago Press, 1990

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 ...


The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: A Novel
Don Robertson

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2008

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 ...


Captains of the Sands (Penguin Classics)
Jorge Amado

Penguin Classics, 2013

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 ...


A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects (Texas Monthly Fieldguide Series)
Bastiaan M. Drees, John A. Jackman

Taylor Trade Publishing, 1998

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
Paul Brickhill

Fontana/Collins, 1975


Final Stroke
Michael Beres

Medallion Press, 2007

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 ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians (Smithsonian Handbooks)
Mark O'Shea, Tim Halliday

DK ADULT, 2002

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 ...


Legless: desserts to get you in the spirit
Kylie Banning

New Holland Australia, 2009

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 ...


The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan
Paul Ernst

Altus Press, 2013

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, ...



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