Spot the Frog

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Author: Mark Heath

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740756850

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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So many of today's comic strips feature edgy characters. "Spot the Frog" is gentler, more whimsical, with a sense of the fantastic. It's about innocence and wisdom and the complete appreciation of what you have." "Spot the Frog" is a wild and gentle strip, an oddball of modern comics. The humor springs from misadventure and friendship, where the characters are more likely to lend a hand than give a push. "Spot the Frog" hops from the page in high spirits, pleasant and good-natured, a refreshing alternative to the daily concerns of a cynical world. The change is like a cool breeze across a pond on a blistering summer day. "Spot the Frog" is the first collection of Mark Heath's charming new comic strip. Through its pages readers meet Spot, an amiable little amphibian; grandfatherly Karl, Spot's favorite two-legged mammal; and Buddy, a bespectacled fellow-frog who is Spot's best pal. This trio finds its way in and out of life's challenges and joys, never needing more than each other and their immediate surroundings to generate plenty of laughs and lighter views of the world at large. "Spot the Frog" is a tribute to Heath's originality, his beautifully rendered characters, and the artist-writer's ability to successfully swim against the stream. Author's web site: www.spotthefrog.net/

Did You Spot The Gorilla?

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Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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In a recent series of ground-breaking psychological experiments, volunteers were shown a 30-second film of some people playing basketball and told to count the number of passes made with the ball. After just a few seconds, a man dressed as a gorilla slowly walked into frame, beat his chest at the camera, and sauntered off. Unbelievably, almost none of the people watching the film noticed the gorilla. Exactly the same psychological mechanisms that cause people to miss the gorilla also make them miss unexpected but vitally important opportunities in their professional and personal lives. This book outlines the scientific evidence and thinking behind this remarkable new phenomenon, and shows you how you can spot gorillas in your life - and what to do when you see one.

Spot the Shark in the Ocean

Packed with things to spot and facts to discover!

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Author: Stella Maidment

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 1609927982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every scene, taking in all the sights. The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep children entertained. Not only this but your children will learn along the way, too! Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. With interesting facts dotted on each page, further educational value is added to the books.

Spot the Dinosaur on the Island

Packed with things to spot and facts to discover!

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Author: Stella Maidment

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 1609927273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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From spiky Stegosauruses to speedy Velocirapotors, there's so much to see on Dinosaur Island! With a hidden baby T.Rex to find on every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment. Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. Interesting facts add further educational value to the books. Titles in the new Spot the... series include Spot the Monkey in the Jungle and Spot the Dinosaur on the Island.

The Spot

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Author: David Means

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057127126X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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THE SPOT is an old blacksmith shed in which a gang of men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery. THE SPOT is a place deep in Riverside Park, along the Hudson River, where two lovers walk with a keen sense that their adultery is about to come to an end. THE SPOT is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the tangled currents of her own tragic story. THE SPOT is a place in a young father's mind where love, fear and responsibility merge in the struggle with his son's potentially devastating diagnosis. THE SPOT lies in the eardrum of a madman plagued by a noisy upstairs neighbour on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This highly anticipated collection by internationally acclaimed short story master David Means is exceptional not only in it's language but also in the diversity of the narratives, as he searches out with delicate precision the intricate relationship between immortality and grace.

The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell

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Author: James Clerk Maxwell,W. D. Niven

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486495613

Category: Science

Page: 816

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One of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell is best known for his studies of the electromagnetic field. The 101 scientific papers of this two-volume set, arranged chronologically, testify to Maxwell's profound scientific legacy and include the preliminary explorations that culminated in his most famous work, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. One of the nineteenth century's most significant papers, "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field," appears here, along with similarly influential expositions of Maxwell's dynamical theory of gases. The author's extensive range of interests is well represented, from his discussions of color blindness and the composition of Saturn's rings to his essays on geometrical optics, ether, and protecting buildings from lightning. His less technical writings are featured as well, including items written for the Encyclopedia Britannica and Nature magazine, book reviews, and popular lectures. Striking in their originality, these papers offer a wealth of stimulating and inspiring reading to modern students of mathematics and physics.

Spot, the Cat

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Author: Henry Cole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481442260

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Simple and stunning images tell the story of a cat named Spot as he weaves his way in and out of a city in this wordless picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Henry Cole. Through this gorgeous visual narrative, Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him—seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot’s story reminds us that there’s always a way back home. With stunningly detailed black-and-white illustrations, readers will love following Spot on his adventure—along the way finding characters and objects that appear, disappear, and reappear—and cheering for the sweet reunion at the end.

The Wonder Spot

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Author: Melissa Bank

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191813

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Melissa Bank's runaway bestseller, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, charmed readers and critics alike with its wickedly insightful, tender look at a young woman's forays into love, work, and friendship. Now, with The Wonder Spot, Bank is back with her signature combination of devilishly self-deprecating humor, seriousness and wisdom. Nothing comes easily to Sophie Applebaum, the black sheep of her family trying to blend in with the herd. Uneasily situated between two brothers, Sophie first appears as the fulcrum and observer of her clan in "Boss of the World." Then, at college, in "The Toy Bar," she faces a gauntlet of challenges as Best Friend to the dramatic and beautiful Venice Lambourne, curator of "perfect things." In her early twenties, Sophie is dazzled by the possibilities of New York City during the Selectric typewriter era—only to land solidly back in Surrey, PA after her father's death. The Wonder Spot follows Sophie's quest for her own identity—who she is, what she loves, whom she loves, and occasionally whom she feels others should love—over the course of 25 years. In an often-disappointing world, Sophie listens closely to her own heart. And when she experiences her 'Aha!' moments—her own personal wonder spots—it's the real thing. In this tremendous follow-up to The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing, Bank again shares her vast talent for capturing a moment, taking it to heart, and giving it back to her readers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spot Goes on Holiday

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Author: Eric Hill

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140506990

Category: Beaches

Page: 20

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Spot takes a trip to the seaside and discovers all the fun that can be had on the beach and in the water. More pop-up fun with the cute little puppy all children love.

Druidry and the Ancestors

Finding Our Place in Our Own History

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Author: Nimue Brown

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780996772

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 9415

Exploring how we use the past to construct ourselves, and how we imagine the future.

Houdini on the Spot

Power User Tips and Techniques

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Author: Craig Zerouni

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240808622

Category: Computers

Page: 303

View: 8881

Packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know—on the spot. Its concise presentation of professional techniques is suited to experienced artists whether you are: * Migrating from another visual effects application * Upgrading to Houdini 9 * Seeking a handy reference to raise your proficiency with Houdini Houdini On the Spot presents immediate solutions in an accessible format. It clearly illustrates the essential methods that pros use to get the job done efficiently and creatively. Screenshots and step-by-step instructions show you how to: * Navigate and manipulate the version 9 interface * Create procedural models that can be modified quickly and efficiently with Surface Operators (SOPs) * Use Particle Operators (POPs) to build complex simulations with speed and precision * Minimize the number of operators in your simulations with Dynamics Operators (DOPs) * Extend Houdini with customized tools to include data or scripts with Houdini Digital Assets (HDAs) * Master the version 9 rendering options including Physically Based Rendering (PBR), volume rendering and motion blur * Quickly modify timing, geometry, space and rotational values of your animations with Channel Operators (CHOPs) * Create and manipulate elements with Composite Operators (COPs); Houdini's full-blown compositor toolset * Make your own SOPs, COPs, POPs, CHOPs, and shaders with the Vector Expressions (VEX) shading language * Configure the Houdini interface with customized environments and hotkeys * Mine the treasures of the dozens of standalone applications that are bundled with Houdini ·Boost your efficiency and creativity ·Find immediate solutions in an accessible format ·Unleash the power of Houdini with unpublished techniques

Mouse on the Move

Packed with things to spot and facts to discover!

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Author: Sarah Khan

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609928209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3990

From speedy trains to jumbo jets, there's so much to see when you're on the move! Wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep children entertained. Not only this but your children will learn along the way, too! Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. With interesting facts dotted on each page, further educational value is added to the books.

Running on the Spot

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Author: Iniobong Awak

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150496652X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Running on the Spot is a narrative on poverty, illiteracy and lack of opportunities. From Mbente to Eniong, Ebiet Asibong to Ine Ekpenyong, Atakpa to Fernando Po, poverty looms large. Yet the human spirit is irrepressible, making the story to also be about love and betrayals. Edem Ikon, the central character, abandons his wife and his village, hoping to better his lot elsewhere. He returns, unexpectedly, after forty years of sojourning in various places, a spent man in his seventies carrying a sack on his head which makes the elders question his sanity, a walking symbol of failure though an unprecedented welcome party is spontaneously held for him. According to Elder Isang, Asibong, Edem’s father, was a weakling who incurred the wrath of the gods by bringing into their community a woman from Adiabo who had had a twin in an earlier marriage. “Edem is the product of that unholy union. He is a symbol of desecration and abomination. Nothing good can come out of him.” Is Edem’s failure, therefore, fatalistically determined? Through a crushing irony, the author casts doubt on this line of reasoning. Isang has led the Mbente army for a decade and he is considered to be a lion. However when the Inokon invaders come on a reprisal attack, he is killed like a chicken in his own backyard and the enemies evaporate without even a rustle of the leaves. As a cult leader, he has compromised his office. The curse on Edem and his pedigree who he despises falls on him instead. The lion falls in place of the weakling. As the book of Ecclesiastes tells us, “a living dog is better than a dead lion.” Edem’s adventure in Eniong and later Atakpa, where he serves as both the oracle and the herbalist enables him to deconstruct the gods. The author deploys series of anecdotes through him to whittle down the efficacy of the fatalistic streak in the narrative. Effanga, his uncle, does everything possible to set up Edem Ikon in Eniong. He gives him free accommodation, land, seed yams, labourers, etc, in order to make him a successful farmer like himself. Edem fritters away all the opportunities because he is not cut for hard work. Edem’s failure, therefore, results from the choice he makes. He chooses the easy or lazy man’s approach to life. This tilts him towards the fraudulent rather than honest hard work and drowns him in wine and women, despite his apparent impotence. Edem has no defined vision of the future. Even his decision to go to Fernando Po is taken on the spur of the moment. There is no calculation on his part to his marriage to Mariana in Fernando Po, though it is evident that Mariana has a design on him. The author’s descriptive power and his adaptation of the English language to bear the essence of the culture of the people, make the narrative quite entertaining as the reader is easily able to visualize the situations, characters and the coastal milieu of the story. It is a story intended for any averagely educated reader, not just for eggheads. The message of the author seems to be that honest hard work and/or education are fundamental ingredients for success in life. Effiong Akpabio and Effanga Mkpa are examples of those who succeed through hard work, while Mariana’s phenomenal rise is made possible by her education. Neither ingredient seem available to Edem Ikon. This is why he is such an abysmal failure. Though set in a traditional environment steep in internecine wars and cult devotion, a time past; Running on the Spot bears a message with a modern sensibility and therefore is relevant for all times.

Bird on the Building Site

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Author: Sarah Khan

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609928223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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From deafening diggers to towering cranes, there's so much to see on the building site! With a hidden bird to find in every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment. Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the sights. The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep children entertained. Not only this...your children will learn along the way, too! Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series.

V Marks the Spot

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Author: Nidia Romero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452064420

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Four different lives collided by fate brings strength, courage and mischief into their friendly pack. When all four women find themselves with their back against the wall, they release their inner beast, and they bite and claw their way to freedom. No matter what the consequences are they remain with the same plan and try to keep their friendship bond strong, but when secrets begin to unravel and violent actions begin to take place...the people in their paths astonished quiver with fear.

Our Spot in the Beach

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Author: LJR Alonso

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477258760

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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When two very different kinds of people meet in a random, yet unforgettable day, they don’t even know what’s ahead of them. She, a gorgeous teacher, invites herself to what he, a passionate musician, explains as “his spot in the beach”. After a few visits to where he plays his guitar under the stars, every day at eight o’ clock, in a specific spot in the beach, they start falling in love. When he is about to propose, one of the happiest moments of their lives turns into a moment full of tears. Will this stop him from marrying her or is the love they have too strong for him to back out now? When a very difficult decision strikes him out of nowhere, we get to experience how far true love can really take us.