The Ant And The Slippery Slope

Author by : Dean Dobbins
Languange : en
Publisher by : America Star Books
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Description : Follow the misfortunes of certain animals that fall into a cave down a slippery slope. They are trapped and have nowhere to go. No matter what they do they are not able to climb out. Then see what happens when a tiny ant shows them the meaning of helping each other. A steep hill, a slippery slope, a deep cave; the triumph of friendship during troublesome times begins.


The Slippery Slope Of Healthcare

Author by : Steven Z. Kussin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Dr. Steven Kussin, physician and a pioneer in the Shared Decision movement, takes readers through the steps of how to avoid the many pitfalls of unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous medical care. The American healthcare system is subsidized by its services to healthy people. The goal as it is for any business is to encourage people to become consumers by creating an emotionally-fueled demand for things that are suddenly and urgently needed. It’s hard to make healthy people well; it’s easy to make them sick. Under the goal to make you even healthier, the medical industry identifies and encourages investigations and preventive technologies for ‘problems’ unlikely to occur, unlikely to harm, unlikely to benefit from testing, and, once diagnosed, unlikely to benefit from treatment. Profitable services go on indefinitely for those who are young and well. For the health care industry being in good health is not just the best way to live; good health is also the slowest way to die. Many people find themselves on what the author calls the Slippery Slope, experiencing a cascade of escalating misfortunes produced by more tests with incrementally greater risk, expense, and fewer benefits. Many people, who, in the attempt to improve what is already just fine, unquestioningly pay an immediate and visible price for what are distant, invisible, and uncertain benefits. The central starting point for initiating a Slippery Slope adventure can be the first blood test, the first screening test, the first x-ray, the first pill, or the first diagnosis that’s accepted by unwitting and trusting consumers. The bottom of the Slippery Slope is occupied by those previously well but who now are damaged, and by others who suffered needless unscheduled deaths. America’s famed consumer skepticism when judging retail products is curiously and dangerously absent in their interactions within the healthcare system. Here, Steven Kussin offers strategies that give readers knowledge and power by offering unique perspectives, information, and resources. He confronts the mighty forces arrayed against health care consumers and helps readers learn to identify them themselves. The power of money, the authority of science, the stature of physicians, the lure of elective health ‘improvements’, the promise of technology, and the pitch perfect, perfect pitches of televised ads all conspire to push people in directions that are often at odds with their stated priorities and interests. This book is dedicated to one lesson: The view from atop the Slope, before making a health care decision, is better than the view from the bottom, after having made a bad one.


Insects Of The Texas Lost Pines

Author by : Stephen Welton Taber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Texas A&M University Press
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Description : Annotation In an isolated pine forest on the eastern edge of Central Texas, there lies an island of abundant and diversified life known as the Lost Pines, the western-most stand of the loblolly pine. This 100,000-acre island includes portions of Bastrop and Buescher state parks. It was here that Stephen Welton Taber and Scott B. Fleenor encountered insect life of astonishing diversity. Setting out to identify and describe the insects and related animals most readily observed in the Lost Pines, they also discovered some hidden, rare, and never-before-described species. The result is this book, a bestiary of more than 280 species of invertebrates including insects, millipedes, centipedes, spiders, scorpions, mollusks, and worms. Each species description includes common and scientific names; information on biology, distribution, and similar species; and the authors' special remarks. The next time you visit Bastrop State Park, turn over a few logs, look at the ants, and don't swat the flies. Take along this newguide and open up a world of life in one of Texas' most unique and popular landscapes.


Kodansha S Dictionary Of Basic Japanese Idioms

Author by : Jeff Garrison
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kodansha International
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Description : Kodanshas Dictionary of Basic Japanese Idioms is a Kodansha International publication.


Nature Journal

Author by : L. J. Davenport
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Alabama Press
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Description : Nature Journal is an innovative presentation of the best columns and photographs from L. J. Davenport’s popular column in Alabama Heritage magazine. Readers of the magazine have come to relish his artful and often witty descriptions of common species encountered in the Alabama outdoors. But Nature Journal is designed to be much more than a mere collection of entertaining essays; it is also an educational tool—a means of instructing and encouraging readers in the art of keeping a nature journal for themselves. Each of the 25 chapters is a self-contained lesson in close observation of species morphology, behavior, and habitat; research in the literature; nondestructive capture of the subject by photography or drawing; and written description of the total observed natural phenomenon. At the end of each account, stimulating questions and gentle directives guide the reader into making his or her own observations and recordings. This book is intended for broad nature-study use in Alabama and throughout the southeast by the general reader and nature enthusiast alike, as well as visitors to museums and outdoor centers, and students of nature and nature writing at the high school and college levels. Beautifully designed to look like a personal journal, it is a perfect gift and treasured keepsake for all lovers of the natural world. Publication supported in part by Samford University


The Insect Class

Author by : Marc Zabludoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Marshall Cavendish
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Description : Describes the characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and survival skills of various insects, including fleas, earwigs, and ladybugs.


Animals Best Friends

Author by : Barbara J. King
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : As people come to understand more about animals’ inner lives—the intricacies of their thoughts and the emotions that are expressed every day by whales and cows, octopus and mice, even bees—we feel a growing compassion, a desire to better their lives. But how do we translate this compassion into helping other creatures, both those that are and are not our pets? Bringing together the latest science with heartfelt storytelling, Animals’ Best Friends reveals the opportunities we have in everyday life to help animals in our homes, in the wild, in zoos, and in science labs, as well as those considered to be food. Barbara J. King, an expert on animal cognition and emotion, guides us on a journey both animal and deeply human. We meet cows living relaxed lives in an animal sanctuary—and cows with plastic portals in their sides at a university research station. We observe bison free-roaming at Yellowstone National Park and chimpanzees confined to zoos. We learn with King how to negotiate vegetarian preferences in omnivore restaurants. We experience the touch of a giant Pacific octopus tasting King’s skin with one of his long, neuron-rich arms. We reflect on animal testing as King shares her own experience as the survivor of a particularly nasty cancer. And in a moment all too familiar to many of us, we recover from a close encounter with two spiders in the home. This is a book not of shaming and limitation, but of uplift and expansion. Throughout this journey, King makes no claims of personal perfection. Though an animal expert, she is just like the rest of us: on a journey still, learning each day how to be better, and do better, for animals. But as Animals’ Best Friends makes clear, challenging choices can bring deep rewards. By turning compassion into action on behalf of animals, we not only improve animals’ lives—we also immeasurably enrich our own.


Off Kilter

Author by : Hannah Reed
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : National bestselling author Hannah Reed brings mystery lovers the first Scottish Highlands mystery, in which a young writer finds herself swept up in a murder amidst the glens and lochs… After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama… The town’s sheep shearer is found murdered—clipped with his own shears—and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father’s recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?


Thrice Caught

Author by : Odell Myers
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : For POWs of any war, talking about what happened to them is difficult. But even more painful is talking about what happened inside them. The physical, mental, and emotional effects never quite heal. They serve as constant reminders of the ordeal. This gripping memoir tells the story of Second Lieutenant Odell Myers, a pilot in the 438th Squadron, 319th Medium Bombardment Group, 12th USAAF, who was captured by the Germans on three different occasions and imprisoned for almost three years. It is also the story of the men who were imprisoned with him. He was first seized on December 4, 1942, after his plane was shot down over Bizerte, Tunisia, then hospitalized in North Africa and Sicily, and finally imprisoned in Chieti, Italy. The Italian surrender on September 8, 1943, caused his release, but he obeyed an Allied order to remain at the camp in Chieti and was then captured again and sent to a transient camp in Italy. On his first night there he escaped and held out for five weeks before he was captured the third time north of the Biferno River. He was sent to a camp at Barth, Pomerania, where he remained until liberated by Russian forces on May 1, 1945.


What Would A Wise Woman Do

Author by : Laura Steward Atchison
Languange : en
Publisher by : Morgan James Publishing
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Description : Whether you feel stuck on autopilot—or totally off course—this book provides a roadmap back to a more authentic and joyful life. Laura Atchison seemed to have it all—a great career, ambitious goals, and a loving family—when she realized that she was off course. By digging deeper, she discovered she hadn’t been asking herself the right questions, and as a result, had been living the wrong answers. By revealing her riveting and candid story—including mistakes she made along the way—Atchison provides practical lessons on how to be a wiser and more fulfilled woman by asking the right key questions—about career, family, relationships, spiritual life, finances, and more. “Shows you how to ask the right questions at every turn to create the path of your dreams.” —Melissa Tosetti, author of Living the Savvy Life


Ecological Approaches To Cognition

Author by : Eugene Winograd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : In the context of an Emory Symposium on Cognition honoring the enormous contributions to cognitive psychology of Ulric Neisser, this book brings together ecological approaches to various aspects of cognition and its development. Well-known former students and colleagues of Neisser articulate their views on perception, memory, and culture. There is a strong developmental component, with chapters on infant perception, infant problem solving, and the cognitive profile of Williams Syndrome, as well as two chapters that consider philosophical issues related to cognitive psychology.


The Daughter Of Christopher Columbus

Author by : Réjean Ducharme
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guernica Editions
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Description : In this novel in verse, a beautiful and naïve Columbia Columbus wanders through the world in search of friendship upon the death of her famous father. Despite fantastic adventures, she finds mostly cruelty and indifference, until she makes friends with an ever growing number of animals, some of whom serve as bodyguards during her dramatic return to Montreal, in the year 2492, to celebrate the millennium of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America.


Engineering Animals

Author by : Mark Denny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : The alarm calls of birds make them difficult for predators to locate, while the howl of wolves and the croak of bullfrogs are designed to carry across long distances. From an engineer's perspective, how do such specialized adaptations among living things really work? And how does physics constrain evolution, channeling it in particular directions? Writing with wit and a richly informed sense of wonder, Denny and McFadzean offer an expert look at animals as works of engineering, each exquisitely adapted to a specific manner of survival, whether that means spinning webs or flying across continents or hunting in the dark-or writing books. This particular book, containing more than a hundred illustrations, conveys clearly, for engineers and nonengineers alike, the physical principles underlying animal structure and behavior. Pigeons, for instance-when understood as marvels of engineering-are flying remote sensors: they have wideband acoustical receivers, hi-res optics, magnetic sensing, and celestial navigation. Albatrosses expend little energy while traveling across vast southern oceans, by exploiting a technique known to glider pilots as dynamic soaring. Among insects, one species of fly can locate the source of a sound precisely, even though the fly itself is much smaller than the wavelength of the sound it hears. And that big-brained, upright Great Ape? Evolution has equipped us to figure out an important fact about the natural world: that there is more to life than engineering, but no life at all without it.


Nursery Rhymes Revisited

Author by : Wes Randolph
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dorrance Publishing
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Description : Wes Randolph retired as an elementary school principal in 1988 and has been rhyming his reactions to the world around him ever since. Most of the eclectic collections of rhymes he created have been for his own amusement, but some that seemed to have the potential for a wider audience are included in this book. As he says, there are more where these came from, but they remain to be seen… and, hopefully, read. His book contains many four or five line nonsense rhymes that can join or replace some equally nonsensical ones children have enjoyed for generations. Others are longer pseudo-scientific descriptions of members of the insect or animal world. His wry wit comes through in his rhymes and he hopes they will provide as much pleasure for others as he enjoyed creating them.


The Linacre Quarterly

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Catholic Medical Association
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The Future Of Aging

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.


The Art Of South Florida Gardening

Author by : Harold Songdahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Gardeners from Key West to Lake Okeechobee and on up the coasts know that gardening advice for the rest of the country just doesn't apply here. South Florida is unique, and The Art of South Florida Gardening is uniquely intended for South Florida gardeners, who have depended on the solid advice in this book since the first edition came out more than a decade ago. Now it has been updated with more helpful facts, tips, and advice for the conservation-conscious gardener of the 21st century, while maintaining the practical, easygoing attitude South Florida gardeners have found so comforting over the years. This book still makes gardening in South Florida inviting and fun, whether you are an old hand or have just moved here and even if you have never before considered getting your hands dirty. Harold's warm, wise voice is always encouraging and enthusiastic, and Coralee's lively engaging prose will have you reading as much for pleasure as for its valuable information.


Stop Bullying Today

Author by : Dean Dobbins
Languange : en
Publisher by : America Star Books
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Description : Dean is a public speaker, motivator, producer, actor, entrepreneur and a business professional. He has spoken to many different organizations and touched many people. He is involved in many programs helping people in the Catholic Charities, Non Profit Foundations, and Associations and also is a top speaker for Queens Vocational HS in New York and has motivated the students for their career path. Dean also is the author of the book The Ant and the Slippery Slope. As both an inspirational speaker and business consultant, Dean has two objectives: to help individuals define their goals and Dream Big! Dean also helps organizations and business to achieve a safe zone working environment against Bullying and Harassment. Dean is active in promoting safety in business, universities and schools by networking with others. He is a firm believer that networking is a key factor in success and in helping others. Dean says motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you moving on for success. Dean Dobbins high energy, entertaining and interactive style combined with his idea-packed programs have earned him high marks and repeat speaking events with schools, universities associations, corporations, and entrepreneurs in nearly every industry segment. Specializing in motivation, Dean draws upon his background as Public Speaker and Entrepreneur. In addition, his training and consulting skills, assists organizations in building a high performance in understanding safety in schools. The combination of his hands-on experience and research into the specific needs of your groups, schools and associations assures a tailored presentation that addresses the unique challenges facing your audience. Dean attended the University of Miami. He lives in Fresh Meadows, New York with his wife, Sandra and their two sons, Dean and Anthony.


Beyond Hegel And Nietzsche

Author by : Elliot L. Jurist
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : Are Hegel and Nietzsche philosophical opposites? Can twentieth-century Continental philosophers be categorized as either Hegelians or Nietzscheans? In this book Elliot Jurist places Hegel and Nietzsche in conversation with each other, reassessing their relationship in a way that affirms its complexity. Jurist examines Hegel's and Nietzsche's claim that philosophy and culture are linked and explicates the various meanings of "culture" in their work—in particular, the contrast both thinkers draw between ancient and modern culture. He evaluates their positions on the failure of modern culture and on the need to develop conceptions of satisfied agency. It is Jurist's original contribution to focus on the psychological sensibility that informs the project of both philosophers. Writing in an admirably clear style, he traces the ongoing legacy of Hegel's and Nietzsche's thought in Adorno, Habermas, Honneth, Jessica Benjamin, Heidegger, Derrida, Lacan, and Butler.


The Director S Idea

Author by : Ken Dancyger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Ken Dancyger mixes theory with practice to bring the notion of the 'director's idea' to life, determining the director's approach to the actors, cameras and the script. He argues this will make a film deeper, more layered and ultimately more effective.


How To Solve It Modern Heuristics

Author by : Zbigniew Michalewicz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 46
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Description : No pleasure lasts long unless there is variety in it. Publilius Syrus, Moral Sayings We've been very fortunate to receive fantastic feedback from our readers during the last four years, since the first edition of How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics was published in 1999. It's heartening to know that so many people appreciated the book and, even more importantly, were using the book to help them solve their problems. One professor, who published a review of the book, said that his students had given the best course reviews he'd seen in 15 years when using our text. There can be hardly any better praise, except to add that one of the book reviews published in a SIAM journal received the best review award as well. We greatly appreciate your kind words and personal comments that you sent, including the few cases where you found some typographical or other errors. Thank you all for this wonderful support.


The Chimpanzees Who Would Be Ants

Author by : Russell Genet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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A Fish Out Of The Water

Author by : Terrance M Tracy
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : A Fish Out of the Water chronicles the tale of a fish named Enoch who left his school. Although he faced ridicule from the other fish, he went in search of greater knowledge. Enoch was not aware that the principal of his school had told his teachers not to interfere with his training; however, most of the teachers disobeyed the principal’s mandate. After departing the school, Enoch undergoes a transformation into a human via a mysterious character. He is granted three days to begin a quest for knowledge. Like a toddler, Enoch had to learn how to walk. As he begins his journey, Enoch supernaturally discovers that the stranger gave him certain gifts to complete his quest. Satan tempts him to bow down and worship him. Enoch faced him on two different occasions before going up into the third heaven. Enoch learns the truth of the meaning of wisdom and understanding from his creator.


Turn Out The Lights

Author by : Gary Cartwright
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
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Description : Whether the subject is Jack Ruby, Willie Nelson, or his own leukemia-stricken son Mark, when it comes to looking at the world through another person's eyes, nobody does it better than Gary Cartwright. For over twenty-five years, readers of Texas Monthly have relied on Cartwright to tell the stories behind the headlines with pull-no-punches honesty and wry humor. His reporting has told us not just what's happened over three decades in Texas, but, more importantly, what we've become as a result. This book collects seventeen of Cartwright's best Texas Monthly articles from the 1980s and 1990s, along with a new essay, "My Most Unforgettable Year," about the lasting legacy of the Kennedy assassination. He ranges widely in these pieces, from the reasons for his return to Texas after a New Mexican exile to profiles of Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Along the way, he strolls through San Antonio's historic King William District; attends a Dallas Cowboys old-timers reunion and the Holyfield vs. Foreman fight; visits the front lines of Texas' new range wars; gets inside the heads of murderers, gamblers, and revolutionaries; and debunks Viagra miracles, psychic surgery, and Kennedy conspiracy theories. In Cartwright's words, these pieces all record "the renewal of my Texas-ness, a rediscovery of Texas after returning home."


Swimming In Stone

Author by : Patrick Moran
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Set in Venice and Asia Minor, Swimming In Stone is the sequel to That Which Bends. It tells the tale of Dusty Rhodes after she and her lover, Bodie Bloom, have won forty million euros in the Italian Lottery, only to see Bodie die shortly afterwards. Heartbroken but rich beyond her wildest imaginings, Dusty embarks on a voyage of hope with Bodie’s estranged family in order to split Bodie’s portion of the winnings in accordance with his last wishes. In the end Dusty and Bodie’s family learn the truth that real fortune is measured not in the currency of exchange but in the currency of hope from which redemption may be wrung.


Tales From The Ant World

Author by : Edward O. Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Liveright Publishing
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Description : Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants, from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest. “Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony,” writes E.O. Wilson, one of the world’s most beloved scientists, “their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg.” In Tales from the Ant World, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilson takes us on a myrmecological tour to such far-flung destinations as Mozambique and New Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico’s Dauphin Island and even his parent’s overgrown backyard, thrillingly relating his nine-decade-long scientific obsession with over 15,000 ant species. Animating his scientific observations with illuminating personal stories, Wilson hones in on twenty-five ant species to explain how these genetically superior creatures talk, smell, and taste, and more significantly, how they fight to determine who is dominant. Wryly observing that “males are little more than flying sperm missiles” or that ants send their “little old ladies into battle,” Wilson eloquently relays his brushes with fire, army, and leafcutter ants, as well as more exotic species. Among them are the very rare Matabele, Africa’s fiercest warrior ants, whose female hunters can carry up to fifteen termites in their jaw (and, as Wilson reports from personal experience, have an incredibly painful stinger); Costa Rica’s Basiceros, the slowest of all ants; and New Caledonia’s Bull Ants, the most endangered of them all, which Wilson discovered in 2011 after over twenty years of presumed extinction. Richly illustrated throughout with depictions of ant species by Kristen Orr, as well as photos from Wilsons’ expeditions throughout the world, Tales from the Ant World is a fascinating, if not occasionally hair-raising, personal account by one of our greatest scientists and a necessary volume for any lover of the natural world.


Get Up College

Author by : Dr. Chris Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : Only 57 percent of incoming college freshmen will graduate over the next six years. Your freshman year is critical! Learn time-tested strategies to help ensure that you won’t become the next dropout statistic. Discover how to: Strengthen your resilience to anxiety, depression, and stress by cultivating an impenetrable thought-life. Become a better time and money manager—”handle your business” easier. Implement the goal-setting strategies of top academic, entrepreneurial, and professional performers. Quickly realize your true purpose for college (and life)—graduate faster! Easily connect with peers to form friendships that will last a lifetime. Identify mentors who will help foster your inner genius. And much more!


Nothing But Gossip

Author by : Marne Davis Kellogg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Doubleday
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Description : In her cashmere sweater, suede pumps, and pearls, Lilly Bennett hardly looks like a hard-boiled private detective. But Lilly, a federal marshal and part-time P.I., has a sharp eye for shady doings among the Wyoming moneyed circles in which she moves. And her Glock .26 makes the perfect accessory with any outfit.... Even Lilly admits that the week of her wedding is not the ideal time to take on a case, but this one's a little personal. During a round of prenuptial parties, a gunshot cuts down the hostess at her own soiree--just minutes after Lilly left her side. Lilly is determined to catch a killer and make it to the church on time. The only question is whether she'll be sporting a wedding veil...or a satin-lined casket.