It was once said that all a person has to do to realize God has a very good sense of humor is to look at a platypus. The same sentiment applies to the Bible. The Bible often seems like foreign territory, not only for students encountering it in introductory classes, but also for those who have spent..
Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Eskimo but she lives in Copenhagen and keeps to herself. When her six-year old neighbor is killed, Smilla doesn't believe it was an accident and begins her own investigation of a case t..
Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, Japanese Inns & Hot Springs is the definitive guide to Japanese spas and hot springs known as ryokans. It presents the finest ryokans in Japan, from historic properties like Hiiragiya in Kyoto and Kikkaso in Hakone to luxury retreats like Zaborin in Ho..
Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's political evolution, yet they are often glossed over in accounts that focus more heavily on ..
Andrew Pickens (17391817), the hard-fighting South Carolina militia commander of the American Revolution, was the hero of many victories against British and Loyalist forces. In this book, Rod Andrew Jr. offers an authoritative and comprehensive biography of Pickens the man, the general, the planter,..
Bergsonian "e;vitalism"e; challenged the dominance of Spencerian determinism in the early twentieth century and seemed to offer a new foundation for belief in human freedom and individual possibility. Quirk traces the impact of Bergsonism upon the American sensibility and shows how individua..
Spenser not only dedicated The FAerie Queene to Queen Elizabeth but asserted that his romantic epic was in some sense about her rule and her realm. The informed attention that O'Connell gives to the relationship between Spenser's reflections on contemporary history and his moral design makes this vo..
Winner of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction PrizeA grand tour of the edges of our lives, where glory and significance riot against the logic of living and the pall of tragedy.The Making Sense of Things is a collection of twelve stories that pulse with memory, magic, and myth-all our favorite ..
';Provides a process for personal reflection and a deeper understanding of addictive behavior and recovery.'Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, author of A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps Many recovery books are for the beginner, and that makes sense. But then what? This grace-filled book is for peop..
A profound shift is occurring among women working in agriculture-they are increasingly seeing themselves as farmers, not only as the wives or daughters of farmers. The authors draw on more than a decade of research to document and analyze the reasons for the transformation. As their sense of identit..
Within the past ten years, the field of contemporary American literary studies has changed significantly. Following the turn of the twenty-first century and mounting doubts about the continued explanatory power of the category of "e;postmodernism,"e; new organizations have emerged, book seri..
Contemporary Novelists and the Aesthetics of Twenty-First Century American Life gives us a new way to view contemporary art novels, asking the key question: How do contemporary writers imagine aesthetic experience? Examining the works of some of the most popular names in contemporary fiction and art..
';It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere.' Kirkus Reviews When a priceless antique is stolen, murder unravels the peaceful seaside town of Haven Harbor, Maine... Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needlepointers kn..
Jackie Beere's Independent Thinking on Teaching and Learning: Developing independence and resilience in all teachers and learners is a practical guide full of educational wisdom to help teachers make a genuine difference to the lives of every young person in their classroom. Foreword by Ian Gilbert..
The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in d..
In this wide-ranging but accessible overview, economist Daniel Ritter examines the changing circumstances that have led to the economic decline of the West and the rise of populism. He looks at the effects of globalisation and how increasing mechanisation has fuelled discontent, the collapse of exis..
Bentham and the Arts considers the sceptical challenge presented by Bentham's hedonistic utilitarianism to the existence of the aesthetic, as represented in the oft-quoted statement that, 'Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry. If the ..
Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World is the first volume dedicated to exploring the interface of medicine, the human and the humane in the German-speaking lands.The volume tracks the designation and making through medicine of the human and inhuman, and the humane and inhumane..
How do cultural planners and policymakers work through the arts to create communities? What do artists need to build a sense of place in their community? To discuss these issues, Developing a Sense of Place brings together new models and case studies, each drawn from a specific geographical or socio..
Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense.Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century, a set of celestial irregularities led C..
This collection marks the arrival of a major new talent in Scottish poetry. Kevin MacNeil's voice and vision, while rooted in the Hebridean islands, is open to a wide range of cultures, not only those of Scotland - from Gaeldom to urban Scotland - but to the wider European and American mind and, thr..
An aggressive dog, whether large or small, baring its teeth and growling can be a terrifying sight. Dogs, like children, require boundaries and sound training in order for them to grow into sociable, well-mannered adults with a healthy respect for their fellow beings. Here, Barbara Sykes clearly exp..
Matthew Weiner's Emmy-winning series Mad Men has earned wide critical acclaim in its seven seasons. What is it about these impeccably dressed men and women of midcentury Madison Avenue that fascinates us? Decades later, when Weiner's iconic characters seem as much a thing of the past as the workday ..
Digital Sense provides a complete playbook for organizations seeking a more engaged customer experience strategy. By reorganizing sales and marketing to compete in today's digital-first, omni-channel environment, you gain newfound talent and knowledge from the resources already at hand. This bo..
From the bottom of the pond, to the tallest tree tops, where will your finger take you when you trace the trail? Little ones will love exploring the garden with a die-cut trail that they can follow along. With endearing artwork by Hannah and Holly, this book is the ideal gift for toddlers with a sen..
'Empowers, enlightens and entertains with every sentence.' Elizabeth DayWe all have difficult moments at work, times when we feel awkward, when our daily micro interactions make us uncomfortable, perhaps when we have to say no or assert ourselves in a way that makes us feel less like ourselves, less..
The sixteenth title in the bestselling series, from
the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon.
When Mum and Dad forget it's half term, what's Tom going to do
to keep busy over the break?!All his friends are away or busy and he doesn't want Delia left
in charge!So he's finding lots ofEXCELLENT thi..
Our time together is limited and exceedingly precious. We write to make sense of our existence, even as it sweeps us into the darkest zones of physical decline, and death.'After spending a lifetime together, Irvin and Marilyn Yalom confront in alternating chapters the reality of Marilyn's termin..
"Hilarious." (NPR's All Things Considered) "Honest, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny. Fans of Smile and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will appreciate this debut." (Brightly.com) Meet Abbie Wu. Abbie is in crisis-and not just because she's starting middle school or because she's stuck in a family that doesn't ..
The short-story collection companion to Lauren Oliver’s New York Times
bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to
choose. Now with a brand-new cover and an exclusive-to-this-book sneak
peek at her next novel for teens: the ambitious, wholly original
The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.Do today's children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life's challenges in an increasingly ..
Beginning readers will love this 32-page spooky tale starring their favorite family of bears._x000D_
The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Theater is a 32-page Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences...
When Splat and Plank disagree about the moon, will Plank's telescope help answer all their questions? _x000D_
Splat the Cat and the Cat in the Moon is a Guided Reading Level J and a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help...
Little Penguin has found something. But he’s not sure what it could possibly be. Luckily, penguins are great detectives—and he and his friends are on the case!_x000D_
Will they be able to solve the mystery?_x000D_
Little Penguin and the Mysterious Object is a Level One I Can Read boo..
Rock out with Pinkalicious and her friends in this Level One I Can Read._x000D_
Pinkalicious and her friends want to start a band, but they don’t have any instruments! Pinkalicious will need to find a creative answer. When Pinkalicious realizes there are amazing sounds all around, she figure..
Like any shy teen turned young adult, YouTube star James Rallison ("The Odd 1s Out") is used to being on the outside looking in. He wasn't partying in high school or winning football games like his older brother. Instead, he posted comics on the Internet. Now, he's ready to share his hard-earned adv..
Little known fact: Buddhist Monks are amazing at cleaning and tidying. In this one-of-a-kind guide to cleaning your home, Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto reveals how to make your home as spotless as it is tranquil and peaceful. For Buddhist monks cleaning well is a cardinal skill and, in A Monk's Gu..
"A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." --David Mitchell, The Guardian When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents Malena and Svante, and her little sister Beata, were facing a crisis in their own h..
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers
the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some
nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and
sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what t..
Discipleship occurs when someone answers the call to learn from Jesus how to live his or her life as though Jesus were living it. The end result is that the disciple becomes the kind of person who naturally does what Jesus did.How the church understands salvation and the gospel is the key to recover..
The Seek and Explore Book of Devotions is a full-color, interactive journey through every book of the Bible-365 days (plus one for leap day!) of reading and hands-on activities, like journaling, crosswords, word searches, puzzles, and more. During each week, your child will learn about one or two bo..
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have _x000D_
one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or _x000D_
break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of _x000D_
their relationship, trying to find something in their past that mig..
- Written in a warm, accessible, and intimate style, BE STILL AND GET GOING will touch those who are searching for an authentic spiritual practice that speaks to them in their own cultural language.- Lew's first book, "One God Clapping (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2/01), was a "San Francisco Chronicle..
Major "New York Times" bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the "New York Times Book Review" as one of the best books of 2011A "Globe and Mail" Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of "The Economist"'s 2011 Books of the Year One of "The Wall Street ..
"Serving justice . . . and lunch "Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn't dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn't just serve sloppy joes--sh..
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki..
Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable read..
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes a new action-packed middle-grade series with aliens, robots, and kids saving the world! Finn Foley has a lunchbox, and when he opens it, weird things come out . . . like a seven-foot-tall robot and a strange, blinking de..
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes the second book in an action-packed middle grade series with equal parts humor and heart! When Finn is saved from the Time Rangers by an older version of himself, it comes with a catch. Old Man Finn needs Finn and his fr..
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! Our intrepid heroes are caught in the middle of an epic showdown between good and evil in the fourth and final novel of the Wingfeather Saga. All winter long, people in the Green Hollows have prepare..
Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It's about doing what matters to you. The chorus of "shoulds" is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore wh..
Geronimo's fifth journey to the Kingdom of Fantasy!_x000D_
I, Geronimo Stilton, was amazed to find myself in the Kingdom of Fantasy for a fifth time. The elves had called me there. The Volcano of Fire had been mysteriously reawakened!_x000D_
On top of that, the Princess of the Fairie..
That's the way the cookie crumbles! Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house. . . But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, ..
A fun, action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong! Quiet . . . birds . . . nature. . . . That's what Aster expects when her parents move their whole family to the middle of nowhere. It's just her (status: super-bored), her mom and dad (status: busy with science), her..
Aster is charming, resourceful, and fun. - Dana Simpson, author of Phoebe and Her Unicorn Magic turned Aster's life upside-down -- and it's not over! Get ready for more family, more fun, and even more magic in this graphic novel adventure. Moving to the middle of nowhere has been less of a disaster ..
Funny, furry and fantastic! --Judd Winick, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Hilo series Calling all GRAPHIC NOVEL FANS! Do you like DONUTS? Do you crave DANGER? Then Max Meow-the graphic novel series with CAT-ITUDE--is PURR-fect for you! Just right for fans of Dogman, Bad Guys, Hilo and anyo..
The popular and reliable New King James Version with the enhanced _x000D_
readability of Thomas Nelson's custom NKJV font is now the perfect gift._x000D_
The NKJV Gift and Award Bible is a great way to recognize someone for a_x000D_
job well done. This special-occasion Bible is affordably priced f..
In Decision Making and Problem Solving, leadership guru John Adair provides the techniques and insights you need to find solutions, spark creativity and confidently make the right decisions. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and to..
"Brain Quest" is beloved by kids, trusted by parents, used and recommended by teachers. It's the curriculum-based, fast-paced, question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, when they need to know it. It's the brand that says "It's fun to be smart " And it delivers.For..
Here’s an amazing baby book like no other. For one, because The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner is in a binder, it’s completely guilt-free and customizable. Forgot to record baby’s first steps? No matter, just tear out that page. Is your baby adopted? No need to avoid the pages about your birthing ex..