On the Prowl

The Secret Life of Cats

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Author: Rupert Fawcett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0752266160

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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On the Prowl has developed a regular daily following on Facebook of more than 100,000 cat lovers from around the world. In On the Prowl the best of Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly observed, touchingly true cartoons come together in book form for the first time. Featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of cats of every size, shape and breed, this gorgeous book is a celebration of our favourite feline friends.

Spider-Man: The Secret Life of Black Cat

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Author: Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher: HarperFestival

ISBN: 9780061626265

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7805

Felicia Hardy transforms herself into the Black Cat, a villain who causes bad luck for her opponents, and tries to break her cat-burglar father out of jail, a task that is interrupted by the intervention of Spider-Man.

Die geheime Sprache der Katzen

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Author: Susanne Schötz

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711052479

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Kann man die Katzensprache lernen? Haben Sie sich auch schon einmal gefragt, was Ihnen Ihre Katze genau sagen möchte? Die Autorin ist der Frage mit den Methoden der Sprachwissenschaft auf den Grund gegangen. Sie stellt die ganze Bandbreite der kätzischen Lautäußerungen vor und erklärt, was sie in unterschiedlichen Situationen bedeuten können. Neben einem Schnellkurs in Katzen-Phonetik gibt sie dem Katzenfreund ganz praktische Tipps an die Hand, die er zu Hause im Umgang mit der eigenen Katze anwenden kann. Da kann es durchaus zu Überraschungen kommen. Oder auch zum besseren Verständnis. Auf jeden Fall zu einer besseren Beziehung.

The Secret Lives of Chickens

or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond

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Author: Sunny Franson

Publisher: Art and Nature

ISBN: 0985510978

Category: Pets

Page: 154

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"The Secret Lives of Chickens" does not describe how to raise chickens but rather how chickens live their lives, what their own society is like, what they do in their day-to-day living, their generally contented and happy approach to life, their many wiles, and more. Chickens are much more than we generally assume them to be. They are clever and they outsmart us all the time. What they do, and the situations in which they find themselves, can be humorous, and warm, and friendly. "The Secret Lives of Chickens" is a pleasant, easy to read book. This second edition of the hardcover book has been re-formatted from 10x8 to 8x10, some of the many photos have been spruced up a bit, but otherwise the content is the same.

The Secret Life of a Satanist

The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey

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Author: Blanche Barton

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 162731007X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 8388

An inside view of the provocative man who created the Church of Satan and wrote The Satanic Bible.

The Secret Life of Cats

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Author: Robert de Laroche

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cats

Page: 116

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Recounts nearly nine thousand years of human interaction with cats, with examples of cats in art throughout history and photographs of contemporary cats

Off The Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs

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Author: Rupert Fawcett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447250850

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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With a hugely popular following on Facebook, Off The Leash has developed a regular daily following of more than half a million dog lovers from around the world. In Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs the best of Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly observed, touchingly true cartoons come together in book form for the first time. Featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed, this gorgeous book is a celebration of our favourite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

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Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Off the Leash

The Secret Life of Dogs

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Author: Rupert Fawcett

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 9781447250845

Category: Dogs

Page: 160

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The book of the hit daily Facebook feed and dog blog Off The Leash Launched just over a year ago on Facebook, Off The Leash has developed a regular daily following of over 150,000 dog lovers from around the world. Now the best of Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly observed, touchingly true cartoons come together in book form for the first time. Featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed, this gorgeous book is a celebration of our favourite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.

The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake

Animal Ways That Inspire and Amaze

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Author: Sam Campbell

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 9781572582026

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake is one of the best books that have come from the pen of this popular author, photographer, lecturer and naturalist. In the summer Sam and Giny plan to make a movie film of the Grand Canyon country. This year, they say, there are to be no baby animals taken in to be cared for. No sooner do they make this resolve than fate dooms it, with several large snickers. They have no choice but to adopt in rapid succession: Zipper, a half-starved fawn; Zowie, a baby red fox; Zanie, a taffy-colored puppy, and Zinnia, a tiny skunk! Then, as if that isn't enough, seven young beavers are literally dumped into Sam's lap.

Running

A boy. A missing computer scientist. A secret so dangerous, it must stay hidden from the world.

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Author: Barbara Spencer

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848769725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Fifteen year old Scott Anderson has a secret so big he daren’t share it even with his best friends. He and his dad are American. If you’re American, you don’t talk about it. If you don’t talk about that, you don’t talk about any of the other secrets that haunt your life – that your dad’s really a computer scientist and people are searching for him. When Bill Anderson disappears, Scott is determined to find him. He has already lost his mother. She disappeared in the California earthquake, which killed ninety percent of the world’s computer scientists; a tragedy for which America is held responsible. But there’s little for Scott to go on; a scrap of paper left in a printer and a poster pinned to the wall. Now someone’s looking for Scott, too. Is it the mysterious Frenchman, who pretends to be a radiation expert, or Sean Terry of the American Secret Service, who believes the United States innocent of the crimes levelled against it? Could it be Hilary Stone, the prettiest girl in class, who also claims to work for the American Secret Service? Or is it someone else entirely? Following the clues, Scott heads north on his dad’s bike. As his pursuers catch up with him, it is Hilary Stone who saves him. Despite not trusting her, he grudgingly allows her to go with him to Scotland, where he believes the answer lies. After all, as Hilary points out; she has the gun. The annual flower festival at the Keukenhof in Holland plays host to the final scene where, at last, Scott comes face to face with his pursuers, and learns the secret his father has always kept hidden from him.

Mystical Cats in Secret Places

A Cat Lover's Coloring Book

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Author: Honoel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1626923957

Category: Games

Page: 88

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Mystical Cats in Secret Places: A Cat Lover’s Coloring Book will delight cat fans and coloring enthusiasts with over eighty lavish illustrations of fantastical felines. In this visually stunning journey, explore the secret lives of cats as they prowl, frolic, and nap in all manner of mysterious and whimsical locations. Mystical Cats in Secret Places: A Cat Lover’s Coloring Book offers hours of coloring fun and relaxation, featuring detailed artwork of loveable cats surrounded by enchanting scenery, eye-catching ornaments, and friendly creatures. Honoel’s vibrant illustrations reveal more surprises upon every viewing, and are just waiting to be colored, making Mystical Cats an unforgettable treat for any cat lover.

Them: Adventures with Extremists

Picador Classic

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Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275470

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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With an introduction by Russell Brand What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .

Astronauts and Their Cats

At Night, the Space Station Is Cat-Shadow Dark

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Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595223303

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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Astronauts and Their Cats: A Mother and Daughter Astronaut Team, the Immortal Shape-Shifting Space Cats, Snifferu and Whiskers, keep Patches, the Kitten busy in the Intergalactic Cat Club. They make a rather different family household during the day. However, at night, the space station is cat-shadow dark, except for the human’s cats that mingle with the shape-shifting immortal space cats that prowl the corridors and live among the rows of computers. They are wannabee free cats who travel onboard the space shuttles. Some, unknown to the space program, aren’t even home-grown. "Which cat sprayed gang graffiti on the space shuttle?" A ground controller cat, an orange tabby, studied the photo. "But how did it get there?" He aimed a scowl over his computer at his boss. "Maybe it's a paste-on the astronauts put up to celebrate all those years here," the boss said in a dark-as-coffee voice. The cat’s boss hurried to another computer. Patches, the Earth-born part orange tabby, part Siamese cat, formerly a library cat adopted by the ground controller's boss, sniffed with disdain and curled up on top of the main filing cabinet. A computer screen banner reflected bright red in each kitten's cornflower blue eyes. Rows of blinking computers lit up the room everywhere. The controller called in an expert. Every expert in the room studied the graffiti this time through video monitors as they watched the space shuttle. The controller pressed a button on his phone. "I'll call security."

Cat's Eyewitness

A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553901206

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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It’s no secret that cats are a mystery writer’s best friend. Just ask the bestselling team of Rita Mae Brown and her furry partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, back on the prowl with another unforgettable whodunit. This time a controversial miracle in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains sparks religious fervor–and a suspicious death. Now the indefatigable felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with the dogged corgi Tee Tucker, must trust their animal instincts to sniff out the worst of human nature.... With the holidays approaching, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her best friend, Susan Tucker, take a much-needed time-out at the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel. There, under the benevolent gaze of the statue of the Virgin Mary, their worldly worries are soon overshadowed. For in front of their very eyes the statue begins to cry tears of blood. Legend has it that Mary’s crimson tears are harbingers of crises. And though skeptical, the ever-practical Harry can already see one on the horizon. If leaked, news of the so-called miracle could turn the monastery and the town of Crozet into a circus. What Harry doesn’t foresee is murder.… When Susan’s great-uncle Thomas, a resident monk, is found frozen to death at the base of the statue, foul play is ruled out–at first. But at Harry’s urging, the body is exhumed for an autopsy. There’s just one problem: the coffin is empty. That’s when Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker get involved. Then there’s the shocking revelation of a mystery that has perplexed the citizens of Crozet for ages. With Christmas around the corner and the monastery overrun by the faithful, all Harry’s meddling menagerie can do is stay on her trail as she jumps knee-deep into an unofficial investigation–one that becomes more dangerous when another Crozet citizen meets an untimely demise. In this case it will be a miracle if Harry stays alive.... From the Hardcover edition.

The Cat, the Belly Dancer, & the Cello

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Author: Georgia March

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426930569

Category: Fiction

Page: 684

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As the reader experiences Georgia March's magical The Cat, the Belly Dancer, & the Cello set at the beginning of twentieth-century Turkey, they will discover not everything is as it seems. Each chapter is a frozen snapshot covering another, waiting to be torn away. Unexpected danger ensnares two belly dancers from Istanbul who tackle it with lighthearted ease until their efforts are met with sinister results. Forced under someone else's microscope, the women come up against aspects of their own characters that bear examination. At the same time, a Canadian woman and her British boyfriend living in Spain venture through the centre of Turkey experiencing calamity and chaos in a country where both the language and customs bring new insight to the word foreign. Their personal backgrounds are also contrary to each other, meaning nothing is straight forward. This winding road leads them to Kas, a spellbinding place that captures their hearts and pocket books. Their lives become intricately intertwined with local Turks and they have the choice of learning to laugh at themselves or others will do it for them. At the same time, enjoy the anecdote of two cats with their own history, ideas on justice, and view of the world.

Off The Leash: It's a Dog's Life

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Author: Rupert Fawcett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 075226575X

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

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In its first year as a daily cartoon blog on Facebook, Off The Leash developed a regular daily following of half a million dog lovers from around the world, and has become a place where people who are passionate about pooches share anecdotes, pictures and jokes. Capturing the secret thoughts and dreams of dogs, Rupert Fawcett's cartoons are brilliantly observed - and touchingly true to life. This third book, Off The Leash: It's A Dog's Life, celebrates the wonderful world we create for our dogs - from the gloriously cheeky pooches who steal our sofa space, out-smart cats and wrap us around their little paws, to the adoring four-legged friends who want nothing more than our complete and undivided attention. Featuring dogs of every size, shape and breed, these cartoons delightfully capture the glorious relationships between dogs and their owners.

The Morning Side of the Hill

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Author: Marion Houldsworth

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 1921555475

Category: Queensland

Page: N.A

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This is an account of life in wartime Townsville. "Vivid recollections capture and convey the very atmosphere of the times of school of games Sunday School picnics the very houses we lived in. I felt myself drawn back to my own childhood. The seemingly effortless writing and detailed descriptions of places and events are evocative of a remarkable period in Australian history." - Nancy Armati Townsville.

The Lost Fleet

A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster

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Author: Marc Songini

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466858338

Category: History

Page: 448

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Arctic disasters, rogue whales, ambush by Confederate ships--the true saga of one captain's struggle to survive the demise of the Yankee whaling fleet It's the mid-ninteenth century and the American whaling fleet is struck by one hammer blow after the other. Yankee whalers are contending with icebergs, storms, rogue whales, sharks, hostile natives, and disease. Many whalers give up the life—but some carry on the vocation. One such man is a captain from Connecticut, Thomas William Williams. Not only does he go out on voyage after voyage, he even takes on board with him his tiny wife, Eliza, and his infant son and daughter. The Lost Fleet's thrilling narrative recounts Williams' remarkable career, including a daring escape from the Confederate cruiser Alabama and a daring rescue and salvage of lost ships off Alaska's coast. Songini has crafted a historical masterpiece in recording a family saga, a true narrative of adventure and death on the high seas, and a detailed and well-researched look at the demise of Yankee whaling.