How is it that we came to be here? The search for answers to that question has preoccupied humans for millennia. Scientists have sought clues in the genes of living things, in the physical environments of Earth from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean, in the chemistry of this world and those ne..
"e;This is an important and welcome book. Readers can see the faults of simplistic judgments, neglect of evidence, dismissal of researchers, and injudicious implementation."e;From the foreword by Paul BlackWe all know that small classes are better than large classes; that children are best t..
Beka Cooper is finally a Doga full-fledged member of the Provosts Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Coruss streets. But theres unrest in Tortalls capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the city, and merchants are raising prices to cover their losses. The Dogs discover that ga..
The question of whether true friendship could exist in an era of patronage occupied Renaissance Florentines as it had the ancient Greeks and Romans whose culture they admired and emulated. Rather than attempting to measure Renaissance friendship against a universal ideal defined by essentially moder..
The Arab Muslim Ibn Khaldun developed a method of evaluating historical evidence that allowed him to explain the underlying causes of events such as the cyclical rise and fall of North African dynasties. As Stephen Dale shows, this work was the first structural history and historical sociology, four..
Catching A Murderous Monster Ain't Going To Be Cheap. . . In Oklahoma Indian Territory just over the Kansas line, settlers are losing their heads. Literally, that is. Decapitated bodies are turning up and businessman Cyrus Warwick, who's aiming to make this town bigger than Dodge City, wants it to s..
Gunslingers and greed make dangerous bedfellows in this hoof-pounding Western adventure from the USA Today bestselling author of Gunsight Crossing. Young Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher's son saved the warrior's life, forging a bond no one could ever break..
To Americans living in the early twentieth century, E. H. Harriman was as familiar a name as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had become the symbol for an entire industry: Morgan stood for banking, Rockefeller for oil, Carnegie..
Investigations of skeletal remains from key archaeological sites reveal new data and offer insights on prehistoric life and health in theSoutheast.The shift from foraging to farming had important health consequences for prehistoric peoples, but variations in health existedwithin communities that had..
Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as "e;someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know."e; It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In Th..
In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii-or Dippy, as it's known today-was shipped to Pittsburgh and..
Lawyer and journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Louis Houck is often called the "e;Father of Southeast Missouri"e; because he brought the railroad to the region and opened this backwater area to industrialization and modernization. Although Houck's name is little known today outside ..
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster..
A beautiful piece of historical fiction told with great heart and humanity, winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015. "e;What kind of a girl steals the clothes from a dead man's back and runs off to join the army? A desperate one. That's who."e; At the..
The story of a runaway slave girl and her dangerous journey through the murky underworld of Roman Britain, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman.From Tanya Landman, author of the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Buffalo Soldier, comes a heart-stopping tale of love, corruption and the power of cho..
A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus.Bert and Betty's friends think..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE CLiPPA AWARD 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019'Devastating Any reader with a heart will weep buckets' Sunday Times Book of..
Kendal is often described by two other names, one being 'The Auld Grey Town' and the other 'The Gateway to the Lakes'. One of the earliest indications of the town name was in Norman times when it was known as Kirk byre Ken dale (church town in Kent dale). The central area at that time was built up a..
In its early years Kendal was well known for wool and cloth making, hence the motto on the town coat of arms 'Pannus Mihi Panis', which translates as 'Wool Is My Bread'. The first indication of a coat of arms for the town was seen on John Speed's map of 1614, which includes what is believed to be ..
The Anglo-Saxon town of Preston, whose name comes from the Old English for 'priest settlement', boasts evidence of even earlier Roman activity, such as the Roman road that led to Walton-le-Dale. Once home to a booming centuries-old cotton manufacturing centre, the decline of this industry after the ..
From the Carnegie Medal 2020 winning author of Lark comes The Donut Diaries, a British Diary of a Wimpy Kid, featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful.Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight and hooked on donuts. He has a pushy, over-achieving mother, ..
Unlock the door to your fortune using the secrets revealed in this book.Based on Andrew Carnegie's famous formula for money-making, Master Key to Riches has been revised for the 21st century. As well as explaining the practical philosophy for success, in this inspiring book Napoleon Hill describes t..
This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how..
Recalling childhood visits to her grandmother's house in New Orleans, where she would feast on shrimp and okra gumbo, Dale Curry offers fifty recipes--for gumbos, jambalayas, and those little something extras known as lagniappe--that will put Louisiana taste and hospitality on your table. "e;Gum..
In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American ..
The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "e;Lift Every Voice and Sing"e; was embraced..
Second in the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy. This novel and the sequel The Queen of Nothing - are the winners of/won the Goodreads YA Best Fantasy in 2019 and 2020. An intoxicating and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Prince., nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MED..
From the moment Dale's headlights hit the nyloned legs of lovely Julia Casson on that old Connecticut highway, trouble moved right in on him-and stayed there.Gunmen, straight coppers and crooked coppers, luscious bedtime lovelies and the fabulous mystery of the Task Force dagger deaths...Bogard crac..
Snowbound with a millionaireFaith Shaw can't wait for another hometown Thanksgiving with the good people of Jasper Gulch. Turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pie-and this year's centennial celebration. Yet there's one person who isn't happy to be there: Dale Massey, the Shaw family's reluctant houseguest..
The death of an American multimillionaire has a profoundand dangerouseffect on a young Englishwoman in this novel of romantic suspense William Ambrose Merewether altered his will just before his death, leaving his millions to descendants of his cousin Jane Lorimer, who may or may not still be alive..
A man on a missionA brutal crime is haunting detective Dale Morgan. A young woman has been murdered on the city's outskirts, and her blood drained. Dale suspects the leader of a depraved cult may be to blame. Yet with barely a shred of evidence at the crime scene, Dale will have to turn to the one p..
The decades framing the turn of the twentieth century constituted a period of progressive optimism, of increasing faith in science and technology, and of character-building education-vividly illustrated in the founding of Christian Science, for example, and in the Latter-day Saint magazine, the ..
Who won the first Daytona 500? Fans still debate whether it was midwestern champion Johnny Beauchamp, declared the victor at the finish line, or longtime NASCAR driver Lee Petty, declared the official winner a few days after the race. The Ghosts of NASCAR puts the controversial finish under a micros..
Detailing 65 years of NASCAR history, this lively book explores the personalities, events, and facts every stock car racing fan should know. Important nicknames, dates, and acheivements round out this fan handbook. This guide to all things NASCAR also includes a list of must-do NASCAR-related activi..
The story of Cale's life, told for the first time ever in this authorized biography, is a tale of adventure, perseverance, and, above all, desire. After 43 years as a NASCAR driver and owner, Cale amassed a career record that remains staggering to this day: 560 races, 319 top-10 finishes, 83 victori..
Perfect for Jets fans who think they already know everythingMost Jets fans have attended a game at the MTS Centre, seen highlights of the legendary Bobby Hull, and remember where they were when the news broke that the Jets were coming back to Winnipeg. But only die-hards remember the WHA years, were..
A newly revised and updated edition of the classic guide to reframing our view of ADHD and embracing its benefits *; Explains that people with ADHD are not disordered or dysfunctional, but simply ';hunters in a farmer's world'--possessing a unique mental skill set that would have allowed them to thr..
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Yorkshire Dales, part of Bradt's series of distinctive 'Slow' guides to local UK regions, remains the most comprehensive guide to the area and covers the whole of the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Be..
'She weaves ancient storytelling magic into words of exceptional beauty ... Everyone should read Badoe' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs. A leopard dances under the moon. A wolf prowls. A red-beaked bird flies free. Three girls born on the same day in wolf light are bound toget..
Lauren St John's stunning Christmas classic is about forgotten children, the power of nature to heal us and a girl who will climb mountains in search for a place to call home. Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal. Growing up in vibrant, crowded Nairobi, Makena has only one dream: to climb Mount Ken..
The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill dra..
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sa..
A girl sits in a dusty room, crammed to the rafters with books. Sunlight dances on the covers, between which are stories of magical worlds and faraway places, lands of princesses, kings, giants, and real children too. Eleanor Farjeon was that girl, who was so enchanted by her little bookroom that sh..
The last four gnomes in Britain live on the banks of the bubbling Folly brook. They are perfectly happy with their quiet life, except, that is, for one ...Cloudberry. Restless and longing for adventure, Cloudberry sets off to follow his dream. But when he doesn't return, the remaining gnomes must se..
An extraordinary and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author. The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. Thes..
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award Winner of the London Book Fair Children's Travel Book of the YearLonglisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal'I loved The Explorer' Jacqueline Wilson 'Rundell is now unarguably in the FIRST RANK' Philip PullmanFrom his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred w..
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was a..
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned - cold, starving and clinging to life, in t..
Ten years after its original publication, behold the bewitching anniversary edition of the classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, printed on luxurious paper, and featuring gorgeous flaps, spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by Margaret..
A laugh-out-loud magical story featuring witches and fun, the first in a series of three books by Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen. Martha Mayhem (real name Martha May) is always causing chaos! She just can't help it, somehow chaotic things just happen to her. Martha lives..
*See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.*Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, this fantasy epic from the No. 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Grisha trilogy is gripping, sweeping and memorable - perfect for fans of George R...