What color is Japan? It's pink like cherry blossoms, green like tea, and orange like the lava from an erupting volcano. Get to know Japan in this beautifully illustrated introduction to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Meet the Bertrams - William the celebrated politician, conniving father and devious husband. Barbara, his long-suffering wife who laces her day with alcohol so she can hide from herself. And their children: Sebastian, a successful businessman defending his realm. Enya, The grieving prodigal daughter returned from self imposed exile. Cormac, a sex addict with delusions of his own prowess. Ciara, an emotional drama queen who like a little lost puppy just wants to be loved and Rian, the damaged bird who looks to fix everyone else around him before fixing himself. The Bertrams tell their lies and tolerate each other not because they want to but because they have to: they're family. But when their simmering tensions reach boiling point they discover that life has a way of letting slip even the closest guarded secrets. Then it’s payback time for the Bertrams as events conspire to put an end to the biggest lie of all. Blood and Water is a riveting tale of love, manipulation and family bonds
This book chronicles the ordeal of six hundred Confederate officers who were confined by their Yankee captors in the stockade on Morris Island, South Carolina, directly under the fire of Confederate guns, and then were subsequently starved on rations of rotten corn and onion pickle at Fort Pulaski, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina by order of U.
S. Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The author, a Major in the Confederate Army, was one of the survivors of the group.
A counterintuitive approach to fostering greater innovation, collaboration, and engagement Most of us assume our success relies on a network of friends and close contacts.
But innovative thinking requires a steady stream of fresh ideas and new possibilities, which strangers are more likely to introduce. Our survival instincts naturally cause us to look upon strangers with suspicion and distrust, but in The Necessity of Strangers, Alan Gregerman offers the provocative idea that engaging with strangers is an opportunity, not a threat, and that engaging with the right strangers is essential to unlocking our real potential. The Necessity of Strangers reveals how strangers challenge us to think differently about ourselves and the problems we face. Shows how strangers can help us innovate better, get the most out of each other, and achieve genuine collaboration Presents principles for developing a "stranger-centric" mindset to develop new markets and stronger customer relationships, leverage the full potential of partnerships, and become more effective leaders Includes practical guidance and a toolkit for being more open, creating new ideas that matter, finding the right strangers in all walks of life, and tapping the real brilliance in yourself To stay competitive, you and your business need access to more new ideas, insights, and perspectives than ever before. The Necessity of Strangers offers an essential guide to discovering the most exciting opportunities you haven't met yet.
This study guide is available for each Awesome Science DVD (a new series from Master Books). These help create a reflective learning situation after viewing each exciting episode, and are filled with substantial discussion questions, fill in the blank, true and false, as well as bonus activities. Can be used in Science and religion class - also would be great for church youth groups.
In the fall of 1993, the quite suburb of Harting Farms is shocked when children begin to vanish, and one is found dead near December Park--a great, sweeping expanse that is sunken below the streets and surrounded on three sides by vast woodlands--a place children believe is haunted. Newspapers call the abductor the Piper because he has come to lead children away, while kids whisper darker names for him in the school halls. Angelo Mazzone and his friends discover a link to the dead girl and take up the search for the killer, vowing to stop the Piper's reign of terror. Their teenage pledge becomes a journey of self-discovery and an odyssey into the darkness of their own hometown.
Assassins threaten, rebellions rise, as the children of Caesar spread across the world .
. . . To escape the poisonous plots of Livia Drusilla, Caesarion must take his pregnant wife, Eurydice to Egypt, into the very teeth of a rebellion fomented by the mage-priests of Thoth. There, they must survive a deadly trap and regain control of the bread-basket of the empire, and the source of much of Rome’s current wealth. In Rome, their brother Alexander spreads his growing net of spies and agents, using artists and poets for information and propaganda. He must survive poison now, as he once survived knives, and turn the weapons of the Julii’s most determined enemies against them--all without ever being implicated. Selene, their youngest sister, must discover who she is--a difficult task, when the drums of war never cease to beat. She must choose her fate, a decision between two men: Anytllus, the archer son of Marcus Antonius, and grim-faced Tiberius, who has dedicated his life to Pluto.
The sands of Egypt cannot stay their strides!