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By Mike Shoulders
  • ISBN Code: : 1633627691
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 439
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  • Pdf : cicada.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Bugs and insects have always fascinated children. This book in the Creepy Crawly Critters series introduces young readers to cicadas. Readers can discover physical characteristics, habitat, diet, and more.

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Gut Garden

By Katie Brosnan
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  • Publisher : Cicada Books
  • Book Code : 1800660014
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: gut-garden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A visual exploration of the universe that exists within our own bodies. Within our bodies hides an entire world of organisms called microbes. They boost our immune systems, digest our food, regulate our metabolism and even impact on our mental health. Through Katie Brosnan’s personable illustrations, we follow the digestive process from the moment the food enters our mouths to the moment waste leaves our bodies. Along the way we learn about this fascinating scientific frontier and gain an insight into the vast ecosystem that exists inside us.


By Phoebe Giannisi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811230244
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: cicada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The celebrated Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi explores connections between language, life, and the natural world By one of Greece’s foremost contemporary poets, Cicada is Phoebe Giannisi’s second collection in English. The cicada signifies metamorphosis in this breathtaking, lyrical book, which evokes the spirits of Archilochus, Plato, Empedocles, and Heraclitus. As the translator Brian Sneeden remarks: “The ‘I’ in Giannisi’s poetry is never static, never a fixed point, but part of a process of rebodying the ambient.” Yet, despite the fluid, mythic nature of Giannisi’s poems, they are also exquisitely rooted in the everyday: the sea heard through a window, the murmur of a distant mechanical crane, a damp wind, a photo of John and Yoko. Giannisi is a poet internationally known for her idiosyncratic eco-poetics, as well as her poetic multimedia works and performances, and most of all for her brilliant vision glowing at the borders of language, voice, place, and memory.

Summer of the Cicadas

By Chelsea Catherine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Hen Press
  • Book Code : 1597098655
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 540
  • Pdf File: summer-of-the-cicadas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A fast-paced, stirring narrative about loss and unrequited love” set amid a destructive cicada swarm in West Virginia (Publishers Weekly). In a West Virginian town, a brood of Magicicadas emerges for the first time in seventeen years. The cicadas damage crops and trees, and swarm locals. Jessica, a former cop whose entire family was killed in a car crash two years earlier, is deputized during the crisis. At the same time, she is dealing with her feelings for her sister’s best friend, Natasha, a town council member—and the two-year anniversary of the car crash that killed her family is approaching. As all this descends, a sudden, devastating loss will change everything . . . “A bright, raw, original new voice in American fiction. Her prose is electric. And Summer of the Cicadas was a novel I couldn't put down.” —Thomas Christopher Greene, author of The Perfect Liar

The Periodical Cicada, "the 17-year Locust"

By United States. Department of Agriculture
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: the-periodical-cicada-the-17-year-locust.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Periodical Cicada, "the 17-year Locust"" by United States. Department of Agriculture. 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.

The Cicada Prophecy

By J. R. McLeay
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  • Publisher : J. R. McLeay
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: the-cicada-prophecy.pdf

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Remember when you said you never wanted to grow up? Dr. Richard Ross has discovered a cure for aging. But it comes at a price. Everyone who wants eternal youth must undergo an operation before passing into adulthood that locks their body in the form of a preadolescent youth. When juveniles suddenly begin rapidly aging, the entire human population is set on a course of imminent extinction. Building to a chilling climax, Dr. Ross and his endocrinologist girlfriend must find and rescue the one remaining person who carries the genetic link for saving the human race... A mind-bending technothriller for fans of Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, and Tess Gerritsen. "Best science fiction book of the year." (Books, Books, and More Books) Keywords: medical thriller, medical thrillers, genetic engineering, science fiction, hard science fiction, dystopian fiction, dystopian novels, genetic engineering science fiction, utopian fiction

The Cicada

By Inge Meldgaard
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  • Publisher : Inge Meldgaard
  • Book Code : 0980709709
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 569
  • Pdf File: the-cicada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The year is 2450 C.E. and the world has enjoyed two centuries of peace. The population of the planet has stabilised at 3 billion following the devastating effects of climate change, famine, disease and wars that raged for nearly 200 years. One central government, the World Federation of Nations, administers the judicial needs of all nations through its General Assembly and funds scientific research dedicated to restoring the planet's fragile ecosystems. At a principal research facility located in Melbourne, Australia, a scientist is assaulted and vital data stolen from their computer records. Almost simultaneously, four other facilities around the world are similarly compromised. When murder impacts upon the course of events, Federation investigators realise they are dealing with a dark conspiracy that stretches across the globe. They enlist the support of the scientists and their sometimes capricious cats; mysterious creatures bred in special centres.

Cicada Dreams

By Roger E. Carrier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543434304
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: cicada-dreams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It was a midsummer nights dream that lingers during the day Arkansas 1935. Rarely, and always in summer, a strange carnival will come to a town. The town is never too large or too small and never a city. Furthermore, it is always a place isolated in space and time. Never today but fifty or a hundred years ago when things were as different from today as they are the same. The owner of this particular carnival is a black woman and devotee of voodoo. But Lady Priscilla conceals this fact, allowing everyone to believe that Wildcat, who runs the carnivals wrestling and boxing show, is the owner. In the South, it is not wise to antagonize the Klan by letting it be known that a black woman has money or power. When the carnival sets up in a pasture outside Redmond, Arkansas, Priscilla drinks a cup of belladonna tea and soon finds herself in the land of the dead, where she is given a vision. A dark-hearted man lives in the area and has killed six young women. They are all blondes. And when Birdie, the carnivals beautiful blond trapeze artist, disappears and is held as a sex slave, a mystery begins to unfold. The midway lies before us, and it is into this carnival of dreams that we now tread.

The Weller - Night of the Cicada

By Adam J. Whitlatch
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  • Publisher : Latchkey Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: the-weller-night-of-the-cicada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Matt Freeborn’s travels have brought him to the abandoned river city of Burlington, Iowa. Unbeknownst to the weller, terrible things hunger in the darkness, and their eyes are fixed upon him! Matt soon finds himself running for his life, seeking shelter in the city in hopes to survive the Night of the Cicada. Winner of the 2016 Burlington Bloodbath short story writing competition.

Secrets of the Cicada Summer

By Andrea Beaty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 161312001X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 996
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-cicada-summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in paperback! Lily has read every Nancy Drew book in the library. She’s great at spying clues and keeping secrets. She has to be. She has secrets of her own that no one can ever find out. When summer brings lying, stealing Tinny Bridges to town, Lily must depend on her own wits to keep ahead of this sly newcomer. Tinny takes candy from the general store and blames Lily. She tries to steal Lily’s friends and even her father’s affection. Worst of all, she seems to know Lily’s secret. When Tinny goes missing, only Lily has an idea what happened to her. But for Lily, finding Tinny means confronting her hidden past. With its taut-pacing and lyrical writing, Andrea Beaty’s critically acclaimed mystery has been hailed as “the kind of satisfying read that summer is all about†? (School Library Journal). Praise for Cicada Summer “One part memory, one part mystery, and a generous dose of atmosphere make this the kind of satisfying read that Summer Reading is all about.†? —School Library Journal “Beaty weaves elements from Lily’s favorite Nancy Drew stories together with a moving picture of a child . . .†? —Kirkus “Written with clarity and fine attention to craft, this accessible novel reveals the secret in Lily’s past just as she reaches out to solve the mystery.†? —Booklist

Song of the Cicada

By Rosalie Brockfield-Olding
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503503720
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: song-of-the-cicada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Heather Buckland is a nine-year-old girl growing up in the late 1960s in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Noble Park. She has an older sister, Colleen, and a younger brother, Roland. Her grandparents and a maiden aunt live across the road. Heather is one of the less popular children in her area and is teased and bullied for her thin body and lack of confidence. Her very small group of friends is also ostracized for their appearances and social status. However, Heather always manages to triumph over diversity and enjoy the relative freedom the 1960s has, and she engages in various adventures. Her observations of other children, teachers, and adults are outlined in the story and incorporated as innocent and often hilarious ponderings. The vast differences of living in that era as compared to modern day are also implicated, particularly how children at that time relied on their imagination, internal resources, and outdoor activities to fill in their days without television and computer games.

The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico, Second Edition

By Allen F. Sanborn,Maxine S. Heath
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entomological Society of America
  • Book Code : 0996667423
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: the-cicadas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The authors of the Thomas Say monograph The Cicadas of North America North of Mexico return with a revised and expanded edition of their bestselling work, presented in full color. The new edition includes 172 species and 22 subspecies of cicadas found in continental North America north of Mexico, representing 18 genera from eight tribes in three subfamilies within the family Cicadidae. The higher taxonomy is updated from the first edition, based on more recently proposed taxa. Information on the distribution of each species is now provided.

The Queen of the Cicadas

By V. Castro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1787586049
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: the-queen-of-the-cicadas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"In the age of phony fiction, V. Castro is the voice of authenticity; una voz que lucha por la igualdad. Dark, atmospheric, sexy, and dangerous, her fiction brings readers her unfiltered Latinx essence and a unique pulpy flavor. Her work matters. Read it." —Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs 2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas. In 1950s south Texas a farmworke r- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl. The goddess hears the dying cries of Milagros and creates a plan for both to be physically reborn by feeding on vengeance and worship. Belinda and the new owner of the farmhouse - Hector, find themselves immersed in the legend and realize it is part of their fate as well. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.


By Colleen Sexton
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  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Book Code : 1612111718
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: cicadas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Simple text accompanied by full-color photographs give an upclose look at cicadas. Intended for kindergarten through third grade students"--Provided by publisher.

Henry Cicada's Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade

By David Teague
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062377477
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: henry-cicada-s-extraordinary-elktonium-escapade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From David Teague, the coauthor of Saving Lucas Biggs, comes a boisterous and funny novel about friendship and self-discovery that will send readers on the wackiest adventure of their lives! It's no surprise when the doghouse in Henry Cicada's backyard starts glowing. After all, it's made out of Elktonium, a luminescent green metal his mom invented. But Henry is surprised when the doghouse transports him into the imagination of a twelve-year-old girl named Lulu. So surprised, in fact, he forgets his whole plan to be just ordinary. But as Henry gets to know Lulu, he realizes she's a real girl who is in real trouble. Henry knows he has to help Lulu, but doing something so heroic, so courageous, so audacious . . . well, it would mean abandoning his quest to be ordinary once and for all. This wacky, heartfelt adventure emphasizes the importance of just being yourself . . . no matter how unordinary that may be.

Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)

By Allen F. Sanborn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0124166385
  • Total of Pages : 1002
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: catalogue-of-the-cicadoidea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the third in a series of catalogs and bibliographies of the Cicadoidea covering 1981-2010. The work summarizes the cicada literature, providing a means for easy access to information previously published on a particular species or to allow researchers the ability to locate similar work that has been published on other species. A total of 2,591 references are included in the bibliography. The book is a source of biological and systematic information that could be used by zoologists, entomologists, individuals interested in crop protection, and students studying entomology as well as anyone interested in cicadas or who require specific information on the insects. Each genus/species is identified with the reference, the page number, any figures (if applicable), the topics covered by the reference, any synonymies, and any biogeographic information mentioned for the species in the individual reference. An added benefit to the catalog is that it is the first complete species list for the Cicadoidea, including all synonymies and new combinations through 2012. Provides nearly four times the number of references of the previous catalog, demonstrating the explosion of data since that time Contains all references found that mention a genus or species name in the work Includes more than 300 additional references that were not in the two previous works on this subject Features the first complete species list for the Cicadoidea, including all synonymies

Don't Hug The Pug

By Robin Jacobs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cicada Books
  • Book Code : 1800660030
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: don-t-hug-the-pug.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A simple story told in comic-book form about a baby that does a lot of hugging.... with one caveat! Baby likes to cuddle. Grown-Up lets him cuddle the rug, the jug, the bug and the slug. But DON’T HUG THE PUG! Why not? What’s wrong with the pug....? A hilarious and deceptively simple story that will have little ones shrieking with laughter. The combination of speech bubbles, rhymes, very short sentences and a stinky twist makes this a perfect book for both the pre-school audience and early readers.


By Melissa Febos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635572533
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: girlhood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner National Bestseller Lambda Literary Award Finalist NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME * NPR * The Washington Post * Kirkus Reviews * Washington Independent Review of Books * The Millions * Electric Literature * Ms Magazine * Entropy Magazine * Largehearted Boy * Passerbuys “Irreverent and original.” –New York Times “Magisterial.” –The New Yorker “An intoxicating writer.” –The Atlantic “A classic!” –Mary Karr “A true light in the dark.” –Stephanie Danler “An essential, heartbreaking project.” –Carmen Maria Machado A gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society. In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them. When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny. Written with Febos' characteristic precision, lyricism, and insight, Girlhood is a philosophical treatise, an anthem for women, and a searing study of the transitions into and away from girlhood, toward a chosen self.

Cicada Summer

By Kate Constable
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1741766273
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 417
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Book Short Summary:

Eloise doesn't speak, but can she see into the past? This exciting and atmospheric mystery from the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series explores themes of family, friendship, and grief. Something flickered at the top of the stairs. Eloise heard a voice call,I'm coming!, and a girl in a pale dress and a big sunhat came running, her fingertips slipping down the curve of the slim iron railing. Eloise went cold all over. She couldn't move, or breathe; her mouth was dry. At the bottom of the steps, the girl in the pale dress faltered, then stopped. For a fraction of a second she stood motionless, as if she were listening. Then all at once she turned and stared straight at Eloise. And suddenly the foyer was empty. The ghostly girl was gone. When Eloise's get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the derelict family mansion into a convention center, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house. She begins spending all her time there, ignoring her strange grandmother and avoiding the friendly boy next door. Then Eloise meets a "ghost girl" who may or may not be from the house's past, and events take a strange—and ultimately dangerous—turn. Beautifully written, poignant, and gripping, this is a charming and atmospheric story of personal growth, overcoming grief, and the true nature of friendship and family.

Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

By Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317577434
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : History
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: animals-in-the-ancient-world-from-a-to-z.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the city domesticated animals were herded and bred for profit and wild animals were hunted for pleasure and gain alike. Specialists like Aristotle, Aelian, Pliny and Seneca studied their anatomy and behavior. Geographers and travelers described new lands in terms of their animals. Animals are to be seen on every possible artistic medium, woven into cloth and inlaid into furniture. They are the subject of proverbs, oaths and dreams. Magicians, physicians and lovers turned to animals and their parts for their crafts. They paraded before kings, inhabited palaces, and entertained the poor in the arena. Quite literally, animals pervaded the ancient world from A-Z. In entries ranging from short to long, Kenneth Kitchell offers insight into this commonly overlooked world, covering representative and intriguing examples of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Familiar animals such as the cow, dog, fox and donkey are treated along with more exotic animals such as the babirussa, pangolin, and dugong. The evidence adduced ranges from Minoan times to the Late Roman Empire and is taken from archaeology, ancient authors, inscriptions, papyri, coins, mosaics and all other artistic media. Whenever possible reasoned identifications are given for ancient animal names and the realities behind animal lore are brought forth. Why did the ancients think hippopotamuses practiced blood letting on themselves? How do you catch a monkey? Why were hyenas thought to be hermaphroditic? Was there really a vampire moth? Entries are accompanied by full citations to ancient authors and an extensive bibliography. Of use to Classics students and scholars, but written in a style designed to engage anyone interested in Greco-Roman antiquity, Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z reveals the extent and importance of the animal world to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It answers many questions, asks several more, and seeks to stimulate further research in this important field.


By Eric R. Eaton
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691218641
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 709
  • Pdf File: wasps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The ultimate visual journey into the beautiful and complex world of wasps Wasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary creatures thrive in nearly every habitat on Earth, and their influence on our lives is overwhelmingly beneficial. Wasps are agents of pest control in agriculture and gardens. They are subjects of study in medicine, engineering, and other important fields. Wasps pollinate flowers, engage in symbiotic relationships with other organisms, and create architectural masterpieces in the form of their nests. This richly illustrated book introduces you to some of the most spectacular members of the wasp realm, colorful in both appearance and lifestyle. From minute fairyflies to gargantuan tarantula hawks, wasps exploit almost every niche on the planet. So successful are they at survival that other organisms emulate their appearance and behavior. The sting is the least reason to respect wasps and, as you will see, no reason to loathe them, either. Written by a leading authority on these remarkable insects, Wasps reveals a world of staggering variety and endless fascination. Packed with more than 150 incredible color photos Includes a wealth of eye-popping infographics Provides comprehensive treatments of most wasp families Describes wasp species from all corners of the world Covers wasp evolution, ecology, physiology, diversity, and behavior Highlights the positive relationships wasps share with humans and the environment

Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

By Bathroom Readers' Institute
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 160710704X
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: uncle-john-s-fully-loaded-25th-anniversary-bathroom-reader.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bathroom Reader turns 25! Uncle John is celebrating this historic milestone with his biggest all-new edition ever--more than 600 pages of absorbing material! 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor Category 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor "Fully Loaded" is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from the world's best-selling bathroom reading series. As always, it's divided by length: quickies for the reader on the go, medium-sized articles for those with a few minutes to spare, and extra-long pieces for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Here are just a few of the hundreds of topics loaded into this edition of America's favorite "on the go" source of fascinating information: * Forgotten Firsts * Dumb Crooks: Stoner Edition * Bizarre Japanese Video Games * The Kamikaze Instruction Manual * Our Lady of the Little Green Men * The Worst Fire in American History * The World's Worst Business Decision * The New Years Eve Opossum Drop * Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? * Failed Doomsday Predictions * When Toilets Explode * And much, much more!

Insects and Human Life

By Brian Morris
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000183181
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: insects-and-human-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This pioneering book looks at the importance of insects to culture. While in the developed West a good deal of time and money may be spent trying to exterminate insects, in other cultures human-insect relations can be far more subtle and multi-faceted. Like animals, insects may be revered or reviled - and in some tribal communities insects may be the only source of food available. How people respond to, make use of, and relate to insects speaks volumes about their culture. In an effort to get to the bottom of our vexed relationship with the insect world, Brian Morris spent years in Malawi, a country where insects proliferate and people contend. In Malawi as in many tropical regions, insects have a profound impact on agriculture, the household, disease and medicine, and hence on oral literature, music, art, folklore, recreation and religion. Much of the complexity of human-insect relations rests on paradox: insects may represent the source of contagion, but they are also integral to many folk remedies for a wide range of illnesses. They may be at the root of catastrophic crop failure, but they can also be a form of sustenance. Weaving science with personal observations, Morris demonstrates a profound and intimate knowledge of virtually every aspect of human-insect relations. Not only is this book extraordinarily useful in terms of the more practical side of entomology, it also provides a wealth of information on the role of insects in cultural production. Malawian proverbs alone provide many such delightful examples - 'Bemberezi adziwa nyumba yake' ('The carpenter bee knows his own home'). This final volume in Morris' trilogy on Malawi's animal and insect worlds is certain to become a classic study of uncharted territory - the insect world that surrounds us and how we relate to it. Praise for The Power of Animals.

Population Biology of Tropical Insects

By Allen M. Young
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1468411136
  • Total of Pages : 524
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: population-biology-of-tropical-insects.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book I have tried to bring together the major developments in the study of insect populations in tropical environments. In some ways, this task has been a difficult one because conceptually it is virtually impossible to limit a discussion of insect ecology to the tropics, since the same concepts, theories, and hypoth eses concerning the mechanisms by which habitats support insect populations often apply both to temperate and to tropical regions. Thus one might argue effectively that a book such as Peter Price's Insect Ecology represents a more comprehensive treatment of insect ecology, including the tropical aspects. Yet because there has been a tremendous amount of new study on insects in the tropics in recent years, and because there has also been a strong historical interest in tropical insects, judging from early museum expeditions and medically and agriculturally oriented studies of insects in the New and Old World tropics, I believe there is a place for a book dealing almost exclusively with tropical insects. But logically so, such a book by necessity incorporates data and informa tion from Temperate Zone studies, if for no other reason than because insights into the properties of tropical environments often emerge from compariso'ns of species, communities, or faunas between temperate and tropical regions. An understanding of insect populations in the tropics cannot be divorced from a consideration of Temperate Zone populations.

Rebirth: Broken Lord

By Wu JinGuangHui
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1636314414
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 919
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"Soft as water." Han Yu, who was carrying the delicate woman in his arms, instantly opened his eyes with his mouth wide open. He was so shocked that he could swallow a goose egg. "Eh? Didn't I get slapped to death by the Sect Master? "

Silence of the Cicadas

By M Ramesh
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 9352063651
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
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"Carefree, work-loving archaeologist Anand’s life takes a dramatic turn when he stumbles upon an ancient letter – written by an Englishman to the then Nawab of an Indian province. The letter apologises for a theft of the Nawab’s jewels – present whereabouts unknown – by the writer’s brother. Anand decides to take it up as his project. He has nothing to go by except the letter. But his brilliant, gorgeous girlfriend, Priya, is determined to see that her lover succeeds in his quest. Anand and Priya have to deal with the devil-incarnate, Imran, who is determined to stop them. Aided by Priya and his archaeology guru, Professor Rao, Anand reaches a point where he is about to shake hands with success. Then, unexpected things begin to happen."

Citadels and Cicadas

By David Livingstone,Independent Consultant and Visiting Professor at the Center for Molecular Design David Livingstone
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  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • Book Code : 1847470327
  • Total of Pages : 11
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  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: citadels-and-cicadas.pdf

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DescriptionThe saying goes that all the best things come in small packages and this is certainly true of this micro-book. David Livingstone brings us a short collection of thoughtful and descriptive poems as he attempts to describe the world around him. About the AuthorDavid Livingston is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who suffered his first psychotic breakdown in 1990. David has been married for 10 years and has two young children. David is an ex-semi professional footballer and athlete with an obsession for mountain biking who finds inspiration in the surprisingly profound and poetic lyrics of heavy metal music. David has a degree in classical studies and computing qualifications, he enjoys reading about the arts and creative writing.

Aesop's Fables

By Aesop
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191606286
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: aesop-s-fables.pdf

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'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Among the Meadow People

By Clara Dillingham Pierson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625589360
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 263
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Among the Meadow People includes twenty-eight charming tales about the everyday life of the meadow creatures. The tales are told in such a manner that they seem realistic, and are not only entertaining, but educational.

HowExpert Guide to Insects

By HowExpert,Clinton W. Waters
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  • Publisher : HowExpert
  • Book Code : 1648916430
  • Total of Pages : 141
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: howexpert-guide-to-insects.pdf

Book Short Summary:

HowExpert Guide to Insects is your gateway to over 100 of the world’s most interesting insects. Organized alphabetically, this guide is a great go-to read for fun or to sharpen your trivia knowledge. Many different kinds of insects are covered, and you’ll get to know why each one made the list. 101 insects from Alderflies to Zorapterans are just waiting for you to find out more! You’ll learn about insects that mimic flowers, insects that can spit acid, and even insects that clone themselves. Within the guide you’ll also find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including whether or not you can tell an insect is dangerous just by looking at it, and just how many insects are in the world compared to humans. The guide also includes a run-down of the top 10 most interesting facts about insects. How long have insects been on the planet? Do they have ears to hear with? Do they breathe out of their mouths? Find out in the countdown! Whether you’re a bug expert or just getting started, this guide will have something for you! HowExpert Guide to Insects includes: - Entries on 101 of the most interesting insects in the world, arranged from A to Z, each with info on what makes them special - Bonus entries for honorable mentions - A list of FAQs along with their answers - A countdown of the top 10 most interesting insect facts Check out HowExpert Guide to Insects today! About the Expert Clinton W. Waters is a freelance writer and bug aficionado. He has written fiction books including Futures Gleaming Darkly, and Dreams Fading Brightly. These are short story anthologies that feature sci-fi and fantasy stories, some of which feature the insects from the books’ covers! When not writing or working, Clinton is reading about, drawing, or trying to find bugs to add to his collection. Clinton is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in creative writing. He lives in Bowling Green, KY with his boyfriend (who also loves bugs) and their husky Ghost (who is not as big of a fan of bugs). HowExpert publishes quick ‘how to’ guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

Mechanics and Mechatronics

By Jun Wang
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  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Book Code : 3038262528
  • Total of Pages : 964
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: mechanics-and-mechatronics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Mechanics and Mechatronics (ICMM2013), October 4-6, 2013, Guilin, Guangxi, China. The 150 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Applied Mechanics; Chapter 2: Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Technology; Chapter 3: Applied Materials Engineering and Materials Processing Technology; Chapter 4: Technology and Method for Measurement, Test, Detection and Monitoring; Chapter 5: Control and Automation Technologies.

The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays

By Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.,Siyuan Liu
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408176505
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 153
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A companion volume to Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900–2000, this anthology contains nine emblematic scripts from twentieth and twenty-first century Asian theatre. Opening with a history of modern Asian drama and a summary of the plays and their contexts, it features nine works written between 1912 and 2009 in Japan, China, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Showcasing fresh contemporary writing alongside plays central to the established canon, the collection surveys each playwright's work, and includes: Father Returns by Kikuchi Kan Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech by Okada Toshiki Sunrise by Cao Yu I Love XXX by Meng Jinghui, Huang Jingang, Wang Xiaoli, Shi Hang Bicycle by O Tae-sok The Post Office by Rabindranath Tagore Hayavadana by Girish Karnad The Struggle of the Naga Tribe by W. S. Rendra Truong Ba's Soul in the Butcher's Skin by Luu Quang Vu The chronological and geographical breadth of the anthology provides a unique insight into modern Asian theatre and is essential to any understanding of its relation to Western drama and indigenous performance.