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Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games: Rules of All the Basic...
by Walter B. Gibson

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

October 23, 2013

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"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for <i>Correct</i> --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations.<br /><br />B & W photographs throughout.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren鈥檛 for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America鈥檚 Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster鈥檚 Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
Daughter of Shades (The Venatrix Chronicles Book 1)
by Sylvia Mercedes

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

July 28, 2019

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<p><em>Forbidden love, breathtaking action, and terrifying magic, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo!</em></p><h1>A huntress with no past.</h1><h1>A rival with a secret.</h1><h1>A kingdom鈥檚 fate hangs in the balance . . .</h1><p>Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor鈥檚 tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now nineteen, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.<br /></p><p>When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince鈥檚 favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.</p><p>But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth鈥檚 past may return to haunt her . . .<br /></p><p>Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?<br /></p><h3><strong><em>Daughter of Shades</em></strong><strong> is the first breathtaking book in The Venatrix Chronicles YA fantasy series. If you like kick-butt heroines, intriguing worlds of magic, and slow-burn romance then you鈥檒l love Sylvia Mercedes鈥檚 action-packed story.</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>Buy <em>Daughter of Shades</em> today, and journey into a vivid medieval world of honor and deception, rivalry and love, valiant hunters and malevolent spirits from another realm . . .</strong><br /></h3><p><em>Praise for </em>Song of Shadows<em>, the prequel to The Venatrix Chronicles:</em><br /></p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"I loved the world Sylvia created, especially the magic system, which was unlike anything I'd read before. Can't wait to read on!" - USA Today Bestselling Author Claire Luana</p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?quot;Mark my words, Sylvia Mercedes is an author to watch . . . The Venatrix Chronicles is going to be one seriously addicting series." - L. Danvers, Author of the Fate Abandoned Series <br /></p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"As a librarian, I would recommend this initial entry to my readers of YA fantasy, particularly fans of Sarah Maas and Cassandra Clare, and on a personal note I'm recommending it to my husband who enjoys Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss." - Laura Freer, librarian and Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?"I loved this book. The story, the world-building (wow the world-building) and the characters. Ms. Mercedes has launched a truly fabulous first book and I want more." - Emily Ling, Goodreads Reviewer<br /></p>
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition
by Michael Jay Geier

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

October 31, 2015

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<p><strong>A Fully Revised Guide to Electronics Troubleshooting and Repair </strong></p> <p>Repair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. <em>How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, </em>Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble your workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do-it-yourself guide.</p> <ul><li>Choose the proper tools and set up your workbench</li> <li>Ensure personal safety and use proper eye and ear protection</li> <li>Understand how electrical components work and why they fail</li> <li>Perform preliminary diagnoses based on symptoms</li> <li>Use test equipment, including digital multimeters, ESR meters, frequency<br /><br />counters, and oscilloscopes</li> <li>Interpret block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams</li> <li>Disassemble products and identify sections</li> <li>Analyze circuits, locate faults, and replace dead parts</li> <li>Re-establish connections and reassemble devices</li> </ul> <p></p>
It's A Breeze: 42 Lively English Lessons on American Idioms (Amer...
by Toni Aberson

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

December 13, 2013

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He鈥檚 wet behind the ears.<br /><br />The test was a piece of cake.<br /><br />She came right out of the blue.<br /><br />Do you know the words, but don鈥檛 understand the meaning? These short sentences use common American idioms. You will find idioms on television, in sports, at work, and at school. <br /><br />Idioms are also one reason English can be a difficult language for many adults to learn. You have to learn common American idioms to really speak English in a natural style. <br /><br />The good news is that studying idioms 鈥?even as an intermediate English student - can also be fun. We will go at a comfortable pace, learning idiom by idiom. In fact, each short lesson is built around a single common American idiom and its meaning. You will read a brief story of daily life, learn some vocabulary, write a few sentences, and ask and answer some conversation questions. The lively lessons encourage thinking and sharing in a relaxed atmosphere. Groups of lessons have been organized together in six units. The units go from easier to more difficult. You will get a chance to show your increased knowledge on unit quizzes too. <br /><br />As you know, learning English is often the key to a better life today. These lessons will help you use more colorful English in your life. These lessons will also help you gain a better understanding of the English you hear around you and on television, learn more about American culture, and speak more like an American. Idiom by idiom, you will find speaking English less difficult and more fun. You might even find speaking English 鈥渁 breeze鈥?
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms: American English Idio...
by Christine Ammer

Language

English

Pages

515

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<p><b>From 鈥渁ll systems go鈥?to 鈥渟enior moment鈥濃€攁 comprehensive reference to idiomatic English.</b><br /> 聽<br /> The <i>American Heritage廬 Dictionary of Idioms</i> explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language鈥攊ncluding phrasal verbs such as <i>kick back</i>, proverbs such as <i>too many cooks spoil the broth</i>, interjections such as <i>tough beans</i>, and figures of speech such as <i>elephant in the room</i>.<br /> 聽<br /> With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today鈥攁 remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚nvaluable as a teaching tool.鈥?鈥?lt;i>School Library Journal</i></p>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</i> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<br /><br />An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

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