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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
Lizards of the American Southwest
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.
Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France
Audible Studios, 2013
Named 'The No. 1 Cycling Book of All Time' by Cycle Sport, Wide-Eyed and Legless is a fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon. In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Guide to Lizards: More Than 300 Essential-to-Know Species (Pocket Professional Guide Series)
Robert G. Sprackland PhD.
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 ...
Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain (Bluejacket Books)
Naval Institute Press
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 ...
On Track: Quick ID guide to southern and East African animal tracks
Struik Nature (Random House Struik), 2013
Following the success of the earlier Scatalog – Quick ID guide to southern African animal droppings, here’s another quick and quirky identification guide, this time to tracks of the region’s most commonly found mammals, but also includes tracks of reptiles, rodents, birds and insects. A simple key on the inside front cover directs users to any of 11 categories, such as ‘cloven hooves’, ‘paws’ or 'tramline-like trails'. Nearly 100 ...
Ten year old Billy Lambert has lost his leg. A horrific hiking accident that has devastated his life. Or so he believes. He has fallen into a deep depression, refusing to listen to anyone who might try to help him, refusing to even attempt to help himself. Until he meets Daryl and Heather, an extremely fortuitous meeting that almost never took place. They impart to him a simple but inspirational concept that changes his life. Billy ...
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 ...
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.
Spiders: Learning to Love Them
Allen & Unwin
When hordes of giant spiders invaded Lynne Kelly's dreams, she decided it was time to overcome her arachnophobia by getting to know the creature intimately. This extensive introduction answers every basic question about spiders, including articles on web-building, the most venomous and dangerous species, and, of course, arachnid romance. An illustrated guide to identifying webs, a list of useful spider-watching equipment, observations sheets, ...
Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2012
The Taliban may have taken both of Chris's legs, but he came back from Afghanistan with his sense of humor and his lust for life firmly intact. The one thing that can shake his confidence, however, is meeting Josh, the one-night-stand from before his tour of duty he hasn't been able to forget. It turns out Josh hasn't forgotten Chris, either. But with Chris such a changed man, can they still have a future? Genres: Gay / Contemporary
Feathers in the Snow (Modern Plays)
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. This decision sets off an astonishing chain of events. And a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy King, a magical bird, a tidal wave, a Sea Witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin, a war - and a trail of feathers in the snow . . . Feathers in the Snow , a family show by acclaimed playwright and children's author Philip Ridley, is an epic story of magic and migration. Covering over ...
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.
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