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Dawn's Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (A Peculiar Occurrences Novel)

Ace, 2014

Working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, one sees innumerable technological wonders. But even veteran agents Braun and Books are unprepared for what the electrifying future holds… After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States—intended to keep them out of ...


Medical Epidemiology (LANGE Basic Science)
Raymond Greenberg, Stephen Daniels, ...

McGraw-Hill Medical, 2004

Recognized for its succinct and compelling discussion of epidemiology and its role in medicine. 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a well-written, easy to read, well-illustrated primer, which medical students and others should read. A nice feature of the book is all key concepts are highlighted for emphasis, with summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter."-- Doody's Review Service This book provides students with an overview of ...


Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History (Princeton Field Guides)
David L. Wagner

Princeton University Press, 2005

This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican ...


Abnormal Occurrences: Short Stories

Open Road Media, 2013

A dozen remarkable short stories from the author of  Little Big Man , offering an absurdist journey through the mind of one of America’s great storytellers Thomas Berger’s first short story collection in almost thirty years showcases the author’s acclaimed wit, intellect, and emotional sureness. His pages teem with larger-than-life characters: Dr. Poon, a Hollywood snake handler in way over his head during a film shoot in Southeast ...


Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
Patti Polk

Krause Publ, 2012

Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out ...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Harper Voyager, 2011

Co-authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris ingeniously reimagine England’s Edwardian Era in Phoenix Rising —a hilarious, rip-roaring steampunk fantasy romp that the voracious fans of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger will eagerly devour with great relish. In this outrageous, non-stop adventure, Ballantine and Morris introduce us to Agents Books and Braun of the ultra-secret Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the most delightful duo of ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Shells
S Dance

DK ADULT, 2002

This guide to shells is designed to make identification of the different varieties as simple and accurate as possible.


A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah

Sarah Crichton Books, 2008

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones
Cally Hall

DK ADULT, 2002

From Wikipedia: A gemstone or gem (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.[1][2] However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects (Smithsonian Handbooks)
George C. McGavin

DK ADULT, 2002

Packed with over 650 crystal--clear photographs and illustrations with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple. Authoritative text, crystal--clear photography, and a systematic approach make this handbook the most comprehensive recognition guide to the insects, spiders, and other terrestrial arthropods of the world. Packed with photographs and illustrations of more than 550 insects and other arthropods, it is designed to cut ...


Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide (Guilford ...
Mark W. Steege, T. Steuart Watson

The Guilford Press, 2009

Explaining the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of functional behavioral assessment, this practical and engaging book is packed with real-world tools and examples. Effective procedures are presented for evaluating challenging behavior in K–12 students, organizing assessment data, and using the results to craft individualized behavior support plans. The authors draw on extensive school-based experience to provide sample reports, decision trees, ...


The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Harper Voyager, 2012

Hang onto your bowler hats, agents Books and Braun of Britain’s top-secret Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences are back in The Janus Affair . In their second wildly imaginative, utterly fantastic steampunk adventure, authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris carry readers back to an alternate history Edwardian England, where suffragettes are inexplicably disappearing in flashes of lightning, and the brainy, intrepid Mr. Books and his partner, the ...


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 ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils
David Ward

DK ADULT, 2002

The newest addition to the DK Handbooks series, Smithsonian Handbook to Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals covers everyone's favorite beasts: dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, from wooly mammoths to Archaeopteryx. With detailed profiles of 200 dinosaur species, fullcolor illustrations and photographs to show actual excavation sites, this is the most comprehensive guide to these early creatures and the world they inhabited millions ...


Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks & Minerals

Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1978

An easy to use field guide that contains everything rock and mineral enthusiasts need to know with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations—600 in full color! Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections—one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a ...


Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett

Oxford University Press, 2003

Change is constant in everyday life. Infants crawl and then walk, children learn to read and write, teenagers mature in myriad ways, the elderly become frail and forgetful. Beyond these natural processes and events, external forces and interventions instigate and disrupt change: test scores may rise after a coaching course, drug abusers may remain abstinent after residential treatment. By charting changes over time and investigating whether ...


Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, ...

Imagine That! Studios, 2013

From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series ( Phoenix Rising and the Janus Affair) comes a collection of new adventures from around the world. The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate ...


SysML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language
Lenny Delligatti

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system’s design.  SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating effective SysML models. (Drawing on his pioneering experience at Lockheed Martin and NASA, Lenny Delligatti illuminates SysML’s core components and provides ...


Brood: An Odd Occurrence (Stränge Investigations Book 1)

Fantastic Press, 2011

Alaskan fishermen are going missing... A deaf-mute woman knows more than she will tell... And the genetically modified seafood we eat is at the root of a conspiracy that will kill us all... Sterling Strange is a paranormal detective. Along with his partner Nicky Lang, he takes on those cases that other private investigators would balk at. Cases that require thinking outside the box. But when Sterling is sent to to the tiny fishing ...



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