The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publisher: Bernan Press
View: 635Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition! Users will find everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."--Publishers Weekly.
Author: Richard Jergens
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
View: 445The ubiquitous presence, sights and sounds of the dog in your home, on a lawn in the neighborhood, in the media, feature and news stories, in advertising all beg for a critical look at the phenomenon and problem. The problem has been centuries in the making creating in our society an entrenched dog culture. This book involves many sides of the subject including the dog culture, dog industry, service dogs, legal aspects of ownership, Biblical references, fear of dogs and what can be done about it.
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
View: 7515Volume One: Mia Saunders needs money. A lot of money. She has one year to pay off the loan shark who has threatened her father’s life and is coming after his unpaid gambling debts. One million dollars to be exact. Her mission is simple—serve as a high-priced escort for her aunt’s Los Angeles-based company and pay monthly against the debt. Spend a month with a rich man whom she doesn’t have to sleep with if she doesn’t want to? Easy money. Unlucky in love with a spirit that never gives up, this curvy motorcycle-riding vixen plans to get in, make her money, and get out. Part of that goal is keeping her heart locked up tight and her eye on the prize. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to go… Volume Two: Unwilling escort Mia Saunders’s journey continues in the second anthology of the Calendar Girl series! In the next three months, Mia heads to Boston, Oahu, and Washington DC. In April, she poses as girlfriend to philandering Mason Murphy, a professional baseball player who needs a better image, only to find he’s not at all what she expected. May finds Mia turning up the heat with Samoan model and fire-dancer Tai Niko as she participates in a swimsuit campaign designed to prove that beauty really does comes in all sizes. Mia rounds out June as the arm candy for Warren Shipley, a member of the wealthy one percenters. Although she’s pretending to be a gold-digger, Warren turns out to have a heart of gold. However, his devastatingly handsome son, Aaron, a California Senator, is nowhere near as kind. Volume Three: Mia Saunders journey continues in the third wicked hot anthology of the Calendar Girl Series! In the next three months, Mia heads to Miami, Texas, and her hometown, Las Vegas. In July, she serves as the seductress in a music video to platinum selling hip hop artist Anton Santiago. Still dealing with the trauma from June, our girl opens her heart and finds that taking risks in life and love could give her all that she ever needed and more. In August, Mia heads to Texas to put on her acting hat and pretend to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon and big business man Maxwell Cunningham. The job should have been a snap, only secrets are revealed from her past that change everything she knew to be true. In September, Mia dashes home to sin city where the world around her seems to implode. The people she loves are fighting battles she isn’t prepared for, but desperate to solve before she loses it all. Volume Four: Calendar Girl Mia Saunders has come a long way. She rounds out the end of her year-long journey in Hollywood, New York City, and Aspen. In October, Mia starts her new life working on a celebrity daytime television show where she runs a regular segment about living beautiful. Her guy deals with the aftermath of captivity, and together they find a way to fight through the storms. Next, Mia travels to the Big Apple to tape a program about being thankful. All of her dreams are coming true…except for one. Finally, in December, our girl finds herself in the winter wonderland of Aspen, Colorado to film a segment on local artists under rather unique circumstances. Prepare to be wowed as Mia’s journey merges into the ending everyone has been waiting for.
The Child Genius Family Quiz Book
Author: Wall to Wall Media Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Games & Activities
View: 4587You've watched the show. You've marvelled at the jaw-dropping genius of the mini Mensa minds. You've seen the parents biting their nails from the sidelines. Well, now it's your turn to take your place in the spotlight and discover once and for all: will YOU make the cut and be crowned Child Genius? Are You Smarter Than Your Kid? is the Child Genius family test book you've been waiting for. Go head to head with your children, nieces and nephews to find out who has what it takes to make it through the nerve-shredding pressure and tough mental combat required to win the quiz of all quizzes. Packed full of challenging questions that will take you to the limit, as well as 'did you know' info-boxes on memory tricks, tips for the best brain food, ways to get your nerves under control and Mensa's 17 signs of a child genius, this is the ultimate guide to the secrets every genius needs to know. With an introduction from charismatic quizmaster extraordinaire Richard Osman, this is your chance to put your family to the test like never before and find out who is the real brainiac of the family. Quizzes include: Spelling and Comprehension; Linguistic Memory; Maths; Memory Challenge; History; Science; General Knowledge; Logic and Reasoning; Advanced language; The Sudden Death Challenge; and more!
Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
Author: Lucy Cooke
Publisher: Basic Books
View: 7451Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values--innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work--onto animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. In The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.
The stories they might tell
Author: Rollande Imbeault Ruston
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5120The St Lawrence River, a constant presence during the author’s childhood, serves as a backdrop to her personal stories, along with inherited anecdotes from her older siblings. Rollande’s close relationship with her family depicted through vivid vignettes, are humorous and at times unexpected. Besides painting an evocative portrait of a time and place, she intersperses historical facts, unique customs, and eccentricities of the French Canadian culture. This book is an honest and affectionate depiction of life in rural Québec before the advent of modern conveniences in the first half of the 1900’s. While the rest of the country had embraced the modern world, the Gaspe peninsula was still isolated and lagging behind the times. This book will trigger memories in older readers who lament the passing of a simpler life. Younger audiences living in this high-tech world will be captivated to learn how different life was in Quebec only two generations ago.