This vivid, deeply moving book begins in London in 1620 as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract to purchase the freighter Mayflower. We accompany them on their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, through the rigors of the first New England winter and the threat of Indian attack as they desperately search for the home they eventually find at Plymouth. Once there, they must continue the struggle against brutal weather and disease.
After ne'er-do-wells spread rumors about a widowed mother's weak moral character among the people of a slum on the outskirts of Tunis that festers with migrants who have come to the metropolis from the heartland in search of a better life, her twenty-year-old son takes matters into his own hands and commits an unspeakable crime.
From the delightfully skewed mind behind Bitch Unleashed! Treat yourself to this year’s wildest read for domestic animal lovers. From Utah’s Best Friends Sanctuary (Nat Geo’s ‘Dogtown’) to the temples of Northern Thailand, Kelsey’s knack for recounting uproarious yet bizarrely educational tales offers readers an outrageously fresh perspective on the world of animal rescue and a life spent among man’s best friends. Caution! This is not your grandmother’s collection of warm, fuzzy, shelter dog tales for the soul. Kelsey’s satirical wit delivers a wildly irreverent bite to your funny-bone and won’t let go!
True Stories In the News (3rd Edition) (Book + AudioCD)
True Stories in the News, Third Edition, by Sandra Heyer, consists of 22 readings based on human-interest stories adapted from worldwide news sources and includes new, updated, and improved materials. The universal appeal of these believe-it-or-not stories ensures a pleasurable reading experience and encourages beginning-level students to read with fluency and confidence.
finding yourself all alone on a mountain during a blizzard -- and being saved thanks to a surprise phone call!
having a party to celebrate your wedding -- and there was no wedding!
picking up a newspaper and seeing a photograph of twins who look exactly like you!
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier
Darwin took his books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observations while voyaging around the world. Coleridge called him a genius and “a man of exquisite mind.” In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than Englishman William Dampier. Yet while the exploits of Cook, Shackleton, and a host of legendary explorers have been widely chronicled, those of perhaps the greatest are virtually invisible today—an omission that Diana and Michael Preston have redressed in this vivid, compelling biography.
The book contains lessons on each element of the exposure-aperature, shutter speed, iso-and how it relates to the other two in terms of depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light or at night. A section on special techniques explores such options as deliberate under- and overexposures, how to produce double exposures, bracketing, shooting the moon, and the use of filters. Understanding Exposure demonstrates that there are always creative choices about how to expose a picture-and that the decision is up to the photographer, not the camera.
Next in the bestselling tradition of Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia and the first substantial human body encyclopedia aimed at young children, Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia entertains and excites, while putting key biological information at young readers' fingertips. Employing a dynamic visual approach, this children's encyclopedia explains how the body works through pictures, making the subject matter accessible and intuitive to readers of all ages. The accompanying text is simple, lively, and packed with amazing facts and surprising stories that appeal to curious minds. Specially-commissioned 3-D imagery of the body systems and organs will delight every budding scientist and doctor!