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We are told from the time we are children that insects and spiders are pests, when the truth is that most have little or no effect on us--although the few that do are often essential to our existence. Arthur Evans suggests we take a closer look at our slapped-at, stepped-on, and otherwise ignored cohabitants, who vastly outnumber us and whose worlds often occupy spaces that we didn’t even know existed. What’s Bugging You? brings together fifty unforgettable stories from the celebrated nature writer and entomologist’s popular Richmond Times-Dispatch column. Evans has scoured Virginia’s wild places and returned with wondrous stories about the seventeen-year sleep of the periodical cicadas, moths that evade hungry bats by sensing echolocation signals, and the luminous language of light employed by fireflies. He also visits some not-so-wild places: the little mounds of upturned soil scattered along the margins of soccer fields are the dung beetle’s calling card. What does the world look like to a bug? Evans explores insect vision, which is both better, and worse, than that of humans (they are capable of detecting ultraviolet light, but many cannot see the color red), pausing to observe that it is its wide-set forward-looking eyes that imbue the praying mantis with "personality." He is willing to defend such oft-maligned creatures as the earwig, the tent caterpillar, and the cockroach--revealed here as a valuable scavenger, food source for other animals, and even a pollinator, that spends more time grooming itself than it does invading human space. Evans’s search for multilegged life takes him to an enchanting assortment of locations, ranging from gleaming sandy beaches preferred by a threatened tiger beetle to the shady, leaf-strewn forest floors where a centipede digs its brood chamber--to a busy country road where Evans must dodge constant foot and vehicular traffic to photograph a spider wasp as its claims its paralyzed prey. His forays also provide the reader with a unique window on the cycles of nature. What Evans refers to as the FBI--fungus, bacteria, insects--are the chief agents in decomposition and a vital part of regeneration. Evans also takes on many issues concerning humans’ almost always destructive interaction with insect life, such as excessive mowing and clearing of wood that robs wildlife of its food and habitat, as well as harmful bug zappers that kill everything but mosquitoes. The reader emerges from this book realizing that even seemingly mundane forms of insect and spider life present us with unexpected beauty and fascinating lifestyles.
In rhyming text, with textured pages, learn what animals find disturbing. "A bird bugs a beetle, and a kitten bugs a snail. The frog is bugged too, but what's bugging you?"--Page [4] cover.
The information contained in this book is an accumulation of my experience, research, and book reads throughout my career that has elevated me from average educator to better than average. Over the past 30 years of teaching, tutoring, and consulting with students, parents, teachers, and schools; I have narrowed down five topics that bug most people about math; the teacher, the test, the variable x, math fear, and relevance.
Relates a story in which a young girl is able to overcome a physical condition in a unique way, imparting the lesson that by changing their attitude, children can control--not be controlled by--what is bothering them.
From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the broth, interjections such as tough beans, and figures of speech such as elephant in the room. With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions. “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —School Library Journal
Explore mindful crafts as an effective and efficient therapy. Arts and crafts were one of the very first therapies employed by occupational therapists. Today, crafts are still employed as effective interventions for clients with mental health disorders, physical dysfunctions, cognitive issues, and sensory concerns in hospitals, outpatient clinics, veterans’ centers, schools, skilled nursing facilities, or community settings. Step by step, the authors show you how to use a wide-range of novel, and highly engaging crafts. They explain how to connect the key tasks associated with an activity to functional outcomes, and how to modify them to meet the specific needs of individual patients. They also address the issues of documentation, and reimbursement.
Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker) Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The authors of the popular and informative What Bit Me? Identifying Hawaii's Stinging and Biting Insects and their Kin answer these and other questions in this long-awaited standard reference on Hawaii's household "bugs." What's Bugging Me? helps you identify those ants, spiders, termites, beetles, silverfish, and cockroaches that invade your home and offers effective strategies for dealing with them. A range of anti-pest weapons--not just chemicals--is given, emphasizing a modern "integrated control" approach. What's Bugging Me? teaches techniques for prevention, early detection, and monitoring of pest problems. It recommends specific methods that target the pest, not methods that merely poison the environment. Many inexpensive home remedies are suggested. In every-day language accessible to homeowners and apartment dwellers, the authors provide a wealth of authoritative information that will also benefit pest control operators, landscapers, builders, and entomology professionals.
"The search begins for the parents Skye never knew. But what will happen if she finds them?On a trip to South Carolina with her foster family, Skye gets the shock of her life when the waitress at a local diner seems to recognize her. The woman proves to be Skye’s long-lost Aunt Millie—Skye’s first-ever contact with her flesh-and-blood family!As Skye and Mom and Dad Chambers attempt to track down her real parents with Millie’s help. Skye’s foster sister and best friend, Morgan, struggles with her own family regrets. More is at stake than anyone can imagine—and the outcome is one that only a truly amazing God can bring about."
"Lisa Plumley does it again! A superb storyteller with that extra touch of magic, Lisa brings this romantic tale to life in each and every enchanting situation. Tender one moment, hilarious the next...not to be missed!" --Romance Communications Rock-A-Bye, My Baby No way! Chloe Carmichael vowed long ago to marry only for love. The fact that she's unexpectedly expecting doesn't change a thing. Especially since the Daddy-to-be is her best pal, Nick Steadman—and he can't actually remember their fabulous-but-fleeting night of passion. Only when her delicate condition becomes obvious does Chloe tell Nick the truth. Well, sort of... How could a sensible female like Chloe have gotten mixed up with a love 'em and leave 'em Marine named Bruno? Nick is determined to track down the guy and make him marry Chloe. After all, the least a friend can do is see that a great gal like Chloe lives happily ever after. Heck, if she wasn't so crazy about the oddly elusive Bruno, Nick might even be tempted to turn his best friend into his bride!
This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Is your life running on Empty? Do you feel as though you have lost touch with who you are and want to be? Do you feel like you are adrift on an ocean of confusion and can't find your compass? Maybe it is time to do some soul searching. " I Want to Walk with You, Love, God" will give you the opportunity to try and put things into perspective. You will gain a renewed appreciation for all of the gifts that have been given to you. You will see that you are important and that without you the Divine Plan for creation would be incomplete. Read " I Want to Walk with You, Love, God" with an open mind and heart and let God walk with you. Miracles do happen. Allow one to happen to you!
The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg. Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is. Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s Calico Joe and a special preview of his upcoming novel The Racketeer .
Are you wondering if I am, in fact, the stranger you seek...? Amanda Kyle Williams introduces a brash, flawed and unforgettable heroine in her electrifying thriller debut, The Stranger You Seek, taking readers deep into a sultry Southern summer, a city in the grip of chaos, and a harrowing cat-and-mouse game no reader will ever forget. The perfect read for fans of P. J. Tracy and Karin Slaughter. 'This is one Street worth acquainting yourself with' - The Sun In Atlanta, Georgia, a vicious serial killer is at loose, luring victims with ease, killing them with a combination of precision and twisted brutality. Keye Street is not happy. Formally a rising FBI star, with two university degrees and a brilliant track record in criminal profiling, she's now working for herself as a bail recovery agent. It's not exciting work, but it keeps her agency afloat. So when her friend and mentor, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, wants her on his case, Keye is reluctant to help him out. That way, obsession lies, and she knows her demons. But when he shows her a letter he's received from the killer, Keye feels a familiar excitement. They're being played with, the snare is set, and Keye just can't resist picking up the bait... What readers are saying about The Stranger You Seek: 'It is exciting, full of tension and suspense, with a number of red herrings along the way. A cracking good read. I cannot recommend it enough' 'A finely crafted novel that could be read not only as a thriller but also as a travel story; a story that traverses the places and the souls of its heroes. A job well done' 'A solid thriller with some great moments of suspense and mystery. A real page-turner and contains lots of creepy moments'
Reprinted Edition Double Fudge. . .Toasted Coconut. . .Key Lime. . .Strawberry Cream. . . Every bite is a mouthful of heaven. And the women of the Cupcake Club are bringing their appetites. . . Riley Brown never imagined she would find her bliss on Georgia's quiet Sugarberry Island after years of Chicago's city life. With a new career and fantastic new friends, she's got it all--except for eligible men. But a gig staging a renovated beach house delivers a delicious treat--six feet of blue-eyed, gorgeous writer as delectable and Southern as pecan pie. Quinn Brannigan has come to Sugarberry to finish his latest novel in peace, and suddenly Riley has a taste for the bad boy author that no amount of mocha latte buttercream or lemon mousse will satisfy . . . "Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!" --Janet Evanovich "A deliciously sexy fulfilling treat!" --New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand spent nearly four years (in cloth and paper) on The New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve. For years a highly respected scholar in the field of linguistics, she has now become widely known for her work on how conversational style differences associated with gender affect relationships. Her life work has demonstrated how close and intelligent analysis of conversation can reveal the extraordinary complexities of social relationships--including relationships between men and women. Now, in Gender and Discourse, Tannen has gathered together six of her scholarly essays, including her newest and previously unpublished work in which language and gender are examined through the lens of "sex-class-linked" patterns, rather than "sex-linked" patterns. These essays provide a theoretical backdrop to her best-selling books--and an informative introduction which discusses her field of linguistics, describes the research methods she typically uses, and addresses the controversies surrounding her field as well as some misunderstandings of her work. (She argues, for instance, that her cultural approach to gender differences does not deny that men dominate women in society, nor does it ascribe gender differences to women's "essential nature.") The essays themselves cover a wide range of topics. In one, she analyzes a number of conversational strategies--such as interruption, topic raising, indirection, and silence--and shows that, contrary to much work on language and gender, no strategy exclusively expresses dominance or submissiveness in conversation--interruption (or overlap) can be supportive, silence and indirection can be used to control. It is the interactional context, the participants' individual styles, and the interaction of their styles, Tannen shows, that result in the balance of power. She also provides a fascinating analysis of four groups of males and females (second-, sixth-, and tenth-grade students, and twenty-five year olds) conversing with their best friends, and she includes an early article co-authored with Robin Lakoff that presents a theory of conversational strategy, illustrated by analysis of dialogue in Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. Readers interested in the theoretical framework behind Tannen's work will find this volume fascinating. It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives.
Politics can be murder… Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past… Book 3 of the Fatal Series by New York Times bestselling author Marie Force 96,000 words
Four plays by Dacia Mariani, one of Italy's foremost writers, that present her unabashed views on the relations between women & power, women & men: Mary Stuart, Dialogue Between a Prostitute & Her Client, Dreams of Clytemnestra, and Crime at the Tennis.
Are you happy right this minute? Or is some half-identified emotion or issue loitering in a dusty corner of your brain, hiding from your awareness? Could it be... Anger? Boredom? Children Problems? Depression? Guilt? A Hard-to-quit Habit? Loneliness? Physical Problems? Relationship Concerns? Self-Esteem? Stress? Worry, Anxiety & Fear? We could all use an oracle every now and then...someone we meet at the peak of a mountain who can share a few wise insights to get us back on the path to happiness. A get-to-the-point therapist would be nice, too...but who has the time? Happiness in Half the Time is your get-to-the-point therapist, all in a brief reference book for whatever problem grabs you at the moment. Just look up your issue, and in only a few minutes you have insights, therapy questions to ponder, and a list of positive affirmations... ...No lengthy scenarios or theoretical discussions. Just questions and answers that will spring-clean the dusty corners of your brain and get you back on the road to happiness...in half the time.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. “Virtually impossible to put aside until the final horrifying showdown.”—People While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn’t escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle. What was the identity behind the name and face: a would-be assassin, or just another victim beneath an indifferent California sky? Intrigued by a request from the sniper’s father to conduct a “psychological autopsy” of his child, Alex begins to uncover a strange pattern—it is a trail of blood. In the dead sniper’s past was a dark and vicious plot. And in Alex Delaware’s future is the stuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of real human evil.

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