Furry, creepy, and seemingly sneaky, rats have a bad reputation for spreading disease and stealing food from under our noses. They are quite comfortable living in a number of environments, from swamps, to mountains, to basements. Color images show different species of rats, while informative text explains what a species is. A special section on pest control explains how rats were controlled in the Middle Ages and how they are controlled today. A section on lab rats even explains how these mammal pests have helped humans fight disease.
An artistic community unique in American history flourished in St. Augustine, Florida, between 1875 and 1878. Some 70 Plains Indians, imprisoned for their refusal to accept life on the reservations, produced an extraordinary body of work that chronicled their history, their lives, and their experience of exile from the freedom so central to their heritage. Called "ledger art" after the large lined books that in most cases were the first form of paper they used, these remarkable pencil and ink depictions are vivid evocations of a poignant chapter in American history. A superbly annotated reproduction of one such ledger, originally presented to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the late 19th century, Warrior Artists presents more than 50 eloquent drawings by two of the finest practitioners of this traditional narrative art.
Jenna and Carly share a dry wit and sharp sleuthing skills that give these three stories universal appeal. Wherever these small-town Arkansas sisters go murder is sure to follow. When they search for the murderer of a newspaper editor, they could end up in the obit column. In Branson for a break, they find out that murder doesn't take vacations. And when the Carly opens a diner, murder is on the menu.
Ibarat kopi hitam, kata ibuku, hidup ini tak jauh beda. Tidak akan pernah tercipta kopi penghilang rasa kantuk jika kopi memilih kembali ke dahan saat ditumbuk dan dihaluskan, jika kopi berontak saat digongseng dalam belanga dengan api yang membara. Begitulah hidup, jika kita tidak mau menghadapi rasa sakit, jika kita tidak mau lelah, maka tidak akan tercipta manusia yang berguna. Selagi hidup di dunia ini manusia tidak akan pernah bisa tenang, semua orang berlomba dalam arena yang sama, siapa yang bertahan dalam bentukan alam, dialah yang akan mencapai garis akhir kemenangan.
*** Sebuah kisah tentang perjalanan hidup, melalui beragam liku dan kerikil yang memenuhi sepanjang jalan yang ditempuh seorang anak dari tanah Batak.
The Kalu-Union war ended a century ago, driving both forces back to their home-systems. The Planetary Defense Force (PDF) which had protected the Union for thirty years was left weakened by the long war. The Syndicate, a group of criminals banded together under the harsh rule of Lady Fairgate exploited this weakness, destroying the PDF and breaking the Union apart. Bored and not wanting to deal with the managing of their own ships, or taking planets. They expanded the Union under the guise of the PDF, using creatures as unknowing slaves to their desires. James Cook is rarely known by his real name. For the past four years he's been playing Mecha Assault One. He is Salchar, the leader and strategist of the gaming team Mecha Tail. After a year hiatus, Mecha Tail and their enemy, Samurai's Revenge are about to finally go head to head when space craft start abducting children, teenagers and young adults.
The Planetary Defense Force (PDF) need soldiers; how many that die from training is of no concern. The battles have become real and James Cook must become Salchar to keep himself, his squad and those that have been recruited into the PDF's ranks alive. One AI and a crazed engineer know the truth about the PDF and must decide whether to trust Salchar with that knowledge.