Tails of the Guppy Ranch

An La Story

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Author: John R. K. Mitchell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541278202

Category:

Page: 412

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In the late 1960's a young man travels to California to fulfill his ambition of working with animals and maybe even find a girl like the one his grandfather married. Living behind a run down little pet store operated by a peculiar "minister" with an odd church and age old secrets John falls into the gritty underworld of the animal trade. Here he is befriended by a foul little man who teaches him the craft of "monkey business" and other crude dealings. But by night John heads over the hill to Hollywood to socialize with young people his age where he discovers other kinds of animals in this strange new world of rock and roll and the Age of Aquarius.

Rocket Ranch

The Nuts and Bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center

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Author: Jonathan H. Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319177893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

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Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA’s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author’s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.

The Guppy and the Shark

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Author: J

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475985460

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

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Barbara Wilson is a widow and owner of the Double-T Bar Ranch in Montana living comfortably with her daughter and two loving grandchildren. The demands of running a ranch and maintaining her reputation keep her occupied, but she longs for something more. Mike Watson is a retired widower living alone in northern Illinois. Trapped by his grief and hopelessness since his wife died of cancer, he has chosen to avoid social interactions, which worries his grown children. One day while tinkering with his van, the answer comes to him: he decides then and there to write a book and set it in the West. Mike takes a life-changing trip from home to the wilds of Montana to do research for the book and meet the locals. There, a chance encounter with Barbara changes both of their lives. When the lives of these two wounded strangers suddenly align, a book project, a picnic, a storm, a rock, and secrets form the elements that bring them together. Their two families must now learn to overcome disappointment and the many obstacles that circumstance places in the path to hope. For two lost souls in the process of healing broken hearts, nothing is sweeter than the hope of new love.

Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472025

Category: Reference

Page: 1872

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A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.

Chomp

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Author: Carl Hiaasen

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0375868275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 290

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Spending his days in a zoo beside his volatile animal wrangler father, Wahoo Cray struggles to control his father's temper when the latter takes a job with an egocentric reality nature show host.

Flight and Motion

The History and Science of Flying

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Author: Dale Anderson,Ian Graham,Brian Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317470427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 641

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Designed for readers from grade 6 and up, this lavishly illustrated set provides comprehensive coverage of the history of aviation, including space flight, as well as the science and technology on which it depends. Detailed A-Z entries trace the development of human flight from ancient myths and legends through today's space exploration, highlighting scientific discoveries and innovations that made aviation possible."IFlight and Motion" also celebrates the contributions and achievements of the pioneers and visionaries of air and space flight, from inventors and innovators to pilots, astronauts, and cosmonauts. Detailed illustrated diagrams give readers a general understanding of the mechanics of flight and of the physics and technology involved. The set also highlights key air and spacecrafts that have made a unique mark in the history of flight. It features more than 500 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations, and also includes a timeline, a listing of museums and exhibits, further reading lists, a comprehensive glossary, and general and subject indexes.

The House of the Scorpion

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Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471120384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

All About Elephants

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Author: Nadine Rhinedorf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781484862315

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Elephants are highly sociable. Many can see elephants in the circus or at the zoo. These large mammals has two species that are recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant. All children love animals and this book, All about Elephants, will keep your little ones captivated. All About Elephants will have your child come eye-to-eye with this giant mammal, as they find out the true fun facts of where elephants live?, what they eat?, their social life, and what elephants needs to survive. Towards the end of this book children will read all about elephants with the added fun facts your child will love and a comprehension section to test their knowledge of what they have read. I'm sure your child will be captivated by the wonderful and colorful pictures and all of the true facts and interesting things about elephants. Do your child a big favor and pick this one up. You'll be glad you did. Other books by: Nadine Rhinedorf Interesting Things Children Should Know About Bears Get Inside the World of Lions The Tiger Fact Book

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

A Novel

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Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897890

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Billionaire's Virgin

A Billionaire Romance

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Author: Jackie Ashenden

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250136741

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone romance by Jackie Ashenden where a billionaire, bad boy Prince Charming meets the woman who will rock his world. Xavier De Santis: Charming. Disgraced. Playboy. The headlines are always shouting about the excesses of the so-called Prince Charming of the De Santis family. Problem is, Xavier is everything they say he is. But now he’s gone too far, and he has has been ordered to clean up his image. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, Xavier sees a bright light amidst all the bleakness. An angel whose luminous face and tragic beauty call to him in ways he can’t explain. Mia: Homeless. Vulnerable. Virgin. When the shelter Mia calls home closes, she is left with nowhere to go. Nowhere except the luxurious, glorious palace of a home where Xavier De Santis has invited her to stay. This too-handsome billionaire is dark, dangerous...and also too good to be true. Surely Mia can indulge in her fantasies and escape the hardness of her daily life for just one night? As one night turns into two, Mia knows that eventually, the magic will end. She can't keep the beautiful clothes. She can't keep the soft bed. And most of all, she can't keep the hard, handsome man who makes her crave his touch with every breath she takes. Mia doesn't belong in his world. But as Xavier tempts his rags-to-riches heroine with exquisite pleasure and heady desire, Mia may have no choice but to surrender to him completely. Jackie Ashenden’s novels have been described as “Dark, explosive, and gritty, with a splash of dominance.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review on In Bed with the Billionaire) and The Billionaire’s Virgin delivers even more of that delicious combination. *An incredibly sexy billionaire romance meets a Cinderella retelling with an HEA. Don’t miss The Billionaire Beast.

Babies' Day

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Author: Amanda Leslie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589256712

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

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Lift-the-flap illustrations follow a group of multicultural toddlers through their daily activities. On board pages.

The Puppy Diaries

Raising a Dog Named Scout

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Author: Jill Abramson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429996927

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor. What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.

Fortnight

The Newsmagazine of California

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: N.A

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Why We Buy

The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond

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Author: Paco Underhill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 1355

A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can dramatically improve customer service practices. Original.