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Over the Top

By Adrian Flanagan
  • ISBN Code: : 1472944305
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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Only one person has ever sailed vertically around the world - Adrian Flanagan. Sailing horizontally is difficult enough, crossing thousands of miles of ocean only to get near land at the Capes and battle treacherous currents. However, hundreds of sailors have still managed it. Adrian became obsessed with the idea of sailing vertically around the world as a boy, before he even knew whether it was possible. Thirty years later he managed it. This is his own account of his remarkable adventure. It was an epic challenge, sailing through the perilous waters around Cape Horn and across the remote, hostile stretch of the Russian Arctic. He survived being washed overboard, capsizing, a close encounter with pirates, and also managed to treat not one but two dislocated wrists - all of this alone, a thousand miles or more from anyone who could help him complete his quest. It wasn't all high drama, however. Adrian experienced moments of awe-inspiring beauty - being accompanied by a pod of whales, and swimming with dolphins. This is a timeless and unique story, pacily written with a sense of humour, but which captures the zeal and determination required to accomplish something nobody else has ever done before.

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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Cruel Summer

By Kylie Adams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416528571
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 660
  • Pdf File: cruel-summer.pdf

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One gorgeous celebutante. One hip-hop dreamer. One second-generation Hollywood badboy. One anime-obsessed Latina. One British hottie.... They're five friends living the highlife in sexy South Beach, Miami. And one of them won't make it to graduation alive. Life is fast and furious for these A-listers and their friends: the hottest bars, the hippest clubs, the coolest, most exclusive parties. But not everybody loves this fabulous five from the Miami Academy for Creative and Performing Arts...and if they think they're untouchable, they're about to find out that they're wrong. Dead wrong.

The Paradox of Generosity

By Christian Smith,Hilary Davidson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019939492X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: the-paradox-of-generosity.pdf

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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly-random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.

Red Ice for a Shroud

By R.J. Harlick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 145971217X
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: red-ice-for-a-shroud.pdf

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A young Québécoise sneaks off to meet her Algonquin lover in an isolated hunting camp on the Migiskan Reserve. Five days later, Meg Harris discovers her frozen and brutalized body.

Unconscious Memory

By Samuel Butler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: unconscious-memory.pdf

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"Unconscious Memory" by Samuel Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Fly Me to the Moon

By Alyson Noël
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 9781429919135
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 955
  • Pdf File: fly-me-to-the-moon.pdf

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When flight attendant Hailey Lane learns the rest of her trip has been cancelled and she can fly straight home to spend her birthday with her boyfriend Michael, she's thrilled. Her early arrival will allow for some additional date night prep time, a definite bonus as she's convinced Michael is about to propose. But when she walks through the door, the surprise that awaits her is not at all what she expected. And as she grabs her bags and flees the scene one thing is clear-her entire future has just been rerouted. So Hailey does the only thing she can: she sets out on a worldwide trip to fix a broken heart. And thanks to free flight passes and long layovers in exotic locales, she finds herself with more options than she could have ever imagined... From New York to Paris, from Puerto Rico to Greece, Alyson Noël's Fly Me to the Moon takes us on a trip filled with mojitos at every layover, outrageous passengers in every seat, and a cute guy at every gate, as Hailey tries to write her own happy ending.

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

By Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougere
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 032307037X
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: veterinary-herbal-medicine-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

Death Among the Singles

By LUCY HORWITZ
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469100444
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: death-among-the-singles.pdf

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This delightful mystery explores the Boston singles scene of the 1980's. We visit restaurants, bars, and clubs at which the characters meet, mingle, and commit murder. Here Margot, a programmer working during the early days of the computer revolution, applies her problem solving skills to a different kind of problem the mysterious death of her friends lover. In the process, she is distracted from her previous total immersion in work and develops some romantic interests of her own. The late Sarah Caudwell, reading the manuscript some years ago, enjoyed it very much and found the solution exceptionally convincing. Jane Langdon wrote [Margot] deserves to be out in the world, receiving praise. This delightful mystery explores the Boston singles scene of the 1980's. We visit restaurants, bars, and clubs at which the characters meet, mingle, and commit murder. Here Margot, a programmer working during the early days of the computer revolution, applies her problem solving skills to a different kind of problem the mysterious death of her friends lover. In the process, she is distracted from her previous total immersion in work and develops some romantic interests of her own. The late Sarah Caudwell, reading the manuscript some years ago, enjoyed it very much and found the solution exceptionally convincing. Jane Langdon wrote [Margot] deserves to be out in the world, receiving praise. This delightful mystery explores the Boston singles scene of the 1980's. We visit restaurants, bars, and clubs at which the characters meet, mingle, and commit murder. Here Margot, a programmer working during the early days of the computer revolution, applies her problem solving skills to a different kind of problem the mysterious death of her friends lover. In the process, she is distracted from her previous total immersion in work and develops some romantic interests of her own. The late Sarah Caudwell, reading the manuscript some years ago, enjoyed it very much and found the solution exceptionally convincing. Jane Langdon wrote [Margot] deserves to be out in the world, receiving praise. This delightful mystery explores the Boston singles scene of the 1980's. We visit restaurants, bars, and clubs at which the characters meet, mingle, and commit murder. Here Margot, a programmer working during the early days of the computer revolution, applies her problem solving skills to a different kind of problem the mysterious death of her friends lover. In the process, she is distracted from her previous total immersion in work and develops some romantic interests of her own. The late Sarah Caudwell, reading the manuscript some years ago, enjoyed it very much and found the solution exceptionally convincing. Jane Langdon wrote [Margot] deserves to be out in the world, receiving praise.

The Widower

By Liesel Litzenburger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307346080
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: the-widower.pdf

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What if every life is connected to every other by a single thread? Under an apple tree, in a small town on the edge of a great lake, something is beginning. In a house on a hill above an orchard, a broken man stares out his window but doesn’t see the swaying branches or the summer sun. He sees only his wife’s face and feels again the dreadful sense of falling. Walking between the trees, a recently freed prisoner is learning how to live in the world again when he makes a discovery that will change many lives forever. Memories haunt Swanton Robey. The horrific accident that killed his young wife has taken all but his life, leaving him a prisoner of his injuries and his heart’s great loss. Floating through his days with dreams of the past and visions of what might have been, Swan watches the world through his high window but never ventures into it, gazing out over the apple orchard he owns but has abandoned, and beyond it, to the great and mysterious lake. Joseph Geewa has been a prisoner too, for a crime triggered by grief, ordained by fate. Now free after twenty years, he is trying to build a life among the living—an existence of simple beauty, of choices created through the kindness of others. Grace, his niece, is guiding him back to the world, even as she is drawn to Swan’s tragic isolation. Then, an astonishing discovery in Swan’s orchard suddenly forces the two men together and propels them on a journey of rescue and revelation that in turn might set them both free. In The Widower, lives entwine in the most unexpected ways, bound together by accidents and twists of fate that can forever hold us one to another. Narrated in episodes that seamlessly join the past and present, this is a story about how individual histories influence present lives, about the value of compassion and the power of forgiveness. Weaving threads of love and mystery through every page, Liesel Litzenburger’s spare and lyrical novel follows the lives of unforgettable characters in a profound story of loss and redemption.

The Bar Cart Bible

By Adams Media
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1507201176
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: the-bar-cart-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Recipe for the Perfect Bar Cart! Like with any good drink, the secret to creating a winning bar cart is to understand its components. The Bar Cart Bible breaks down these elements and provides you with the necessary information, including: 300+ cocktail recipes Bottles to have on hand A glassware guide Required equipment Measurement charts Definitions of bartending terminology Garnish suggestions Mixology tips 4 pieces of frame-ready, decorative art Now isn't it time for a drink?