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Extraordinary Chickens

Author : Stephen Green Armytage
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Poultry Science Chicken Culture

Author : Susan Merrill Squier
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Poultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond narrow disciplines to discover why individuals are so fascinated with the humble, funny, overlooked, and omnipresent chicken. Spanning fascinating and diverse fields, Susan Merrill Squier assesses the chicken as the focus of film, photography, and visual art in many media; details some of the roles played by chickens and eggs in the development of embryology, biology, and regenerative medici≠ traces the iconic figure of the chicken (and the chicken thief) in political discourse during the 2008 presidential election; demonstrates the types of knowledge that have been lost as food production moved from small-scale farming to industrial agriculture; investigates the connection between women and chickens; analyzes the fears and risks behind the panic around avian flu; and scrutinizes the role of chicken farming in international development. A combination of personal passion and surprising scholarly information, Poultry Science, Chicken Culture will change forever the way you think about chickens.

Extraordinary Pigs

Author : Stephen Green-Armytage
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Presents a photographic account of the different worldwide breeds of pig and wild boar, and includes anecdotes about the pig breeds and their history with humans.

Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness

Author : Susan Dugan
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In mid argument with a loved one, as we stand unfairly accused, we would much rather be right than happy. As practising forgiveness raises our awareness of our attraction to and identification with the ego's sneaky ways, our pain often increases. Some of these essays are reports from the eye of just that storm, accounts of my own fear, paralysis and mistaken belief in and attraction to a false, ego controlled self. But in each case, I got through by continuing to ask for help from the part of our mind that sees only our one true self and can never fail us. Today I am spending far less time in the eye of the storm and far more embracing the instant of release that reflects the real world available when we have forgiven all that would hurt us. You can, too.

Diary of an Ordinary Man As in EXTRAORDINARY

Author : Peter Kerestur
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On March 10, 1993, the author underwent his second open-heart surgery. Diary is a year’s worth of events, thoughts, incentives, and reactions to, that came about in the wake of this highly traumatic experience in one’s life. It records that life not only goes on without bothering to slow down; it rather picks up its speed while expanding on its subjects. Night driving, beach thunder storm, snow winter storms, car repairs; indoctrination, religion, immortality, funny bone; small man vs. corporate man, citizen vs. cop, near-death moments vs. reality, poems; seemingly racist, opinionated, slanted, color red; Europeans and the scourge of the world; times when Pepsi was still another Cola; no subject is a taboo. When gas was $1.30 for a gallon of unleaded super. Entries are dramatized somewhat, yet faithful to the spirit of the events treated. Some could be cut out and pasted on a refrigerator door, such as “Ridicule is an offshoot of arrogance, arrogance of superiority, and superiority of ignorance (page 332).” The anchor event is the author’s car crash that might or might not have led to his aortic valve’s replacement. And it is the event that conceived the Diary, in retrospect notwithstanding. The event that also gave birth to philosophical essays not normally expected to be triggered by. Almost twenty years since, is the history repeating itself? Back then, “rain forest” replaced “jungle,” today “climate change” replaces “global warming.” Whom are we kidding?

Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Author : Maurice Sendak
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Der kleine Max lässt sich ganz allein zum Land der wilden Kerle treiben. Er wird der Wildeste von allen und sie machen ihn zu ihrem König. (ab 4)

Extraordinary Leaves

Author : Dennis Schrader
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Presents a collection of photographs of a variety of leaves along with information on their colors, patterns, textures, and shapes.


Author : Cornelia Funke
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Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the night a stranger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives for ever.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Random Acts of Kindness

Author : Amy Newmark
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Small gestures can make a big difference in someone’s day, even someone’s life. This collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the beauty in small, meaningful gestures and how such acts can make a difference in someone else’s life. From random acts of kindness to doing what’s right, this book shows how positive attitudes and good deeds can change the world. This book shines a bright light on the widespread goodwill in our world as everyday heroes demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and commitment to others. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness will uplift you, inspire you, and brighten your day.

Mexican Made Easy

Author : Marcela Valladolid
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The host of Mexican Made Easy combines recipes with preparation instructions that reveal how to prepare dishes with authentic flavors in a minimum of time and using readily available ingredients. TV tie-in.

An Extraordinary Egg

Author : Leo Lionni
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Jessica the frog befriends the animal that hatches from an egg she brought home, thinking it is a chicken.

American Agriculturist

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Just a Second

Author : Steve Jenkins
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What can happen in just a second, a minute, or an hour?How can we measure time? The flap of a vulture’s wing. A crocodile’s heartbeat. The weight of a baby blue whale. The life of a mayfly. These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time. But what exactly is time? In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock. This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way—as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.


Author : Miles Davis
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Miles discusses his life and music from playing trumpet in high school to the new instruments and sounds from the Caribbean.

The Vision Board

Author : Joyce Schwarz
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A tribute to vision boards evaluates their creative, motivational, and inspirational role in providing visual life and career maps, in a how-to guide that also shares brief interviews with celebrities who have used vision boards to promote their own successes.

Olive Thyme

Author : Melina Davies
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Melina Davies treats everyone like family. Stop by her house and she'll whip you up a fluffy, buttery vegetable quiche with fresh greens in a homemade dressing. Visit her wildly popular L.A. restaurant and marketplace, Olive & Thyme, and she'll come by your table to see how you're enjoying your avocado and burrata toast. Ask her for tips on hosting the in-laws for dinner, and she'll walk you through her juicy roast chicken with thyme and which wine to serve and music to play. A consummate host and lauded chef, Davies brings her love of togetherness to Olive & Thyme, where the vibe is relaxed and warm and the food is fresh and delicious. Davies brings that same passion to her book, Olive & Thyme, which shares her most popular recipes (drawn from French, Californian, Italian, and Middle Eastern influences), along with her breezy, practical entertaining advice. With stunning photos by Ann Elliott Cutting and a foreword by chef Jet Tila (Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen), Olive & Thyme is the ingredient every kitchen needs: a fun, inspirational guide to enjoying what matters most in life—family, friends, good food, and music.

Evil Paradises

Author : Mike Davis
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Evil Paradises, edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places—alternate realities being constructed as “utopias” in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments—in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea—are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares. Although they read like science fiction, the case studies are shockingly real. In Dubai, where child slavery existed until very recently, a gilded archipelago of private islands known as “The World” is literally being added to the ocean. In Medellín and Kabul, drug lords—in many ways textbook capitalists—are redefining conspicuous consumption in fortified palaces. In Hong Kong, Cairo, and even the Iranian desert, burgeoning communities of nouveaux riches have taken shelter in fantasy Californias, complete with Mickey Mouse statues, while their maids sleep in rooftop chicken coops. Meanwhile, Ted Turner rides herd over his bison in 2 million acres of private parkland. Davis and Monk have assembled an extraordinary group of urbanists, architects, historians, and visionary thinkers to reflect upon the trajectory of a civilization whose deepest ethos seems to be to consume all the resources of the earth within a single lifetime.

The Gourmet s Guide to Cooking with Liquors and Spirits

Author : Dwayne Ridgaway
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Caution: Cooking with liquor and other spirits can be intoxicating! Adding liquors and spirits into simple dishes is the ultimate way to add potent flavor and subtle flair. Most people already have a well-stocked liquor cabinet, and anything from anise to whiskey can be splashed into a marinade, incorporated into a soup, or baked into a rich dessert. The Gourmet’s Guide to Cooking with Liquors and Spirits will take your cooking from everyday to elegant. Try one of these recipes tonight! Mojito Vinaigrette Lump Crab Cakes with Basil and Kaffir Lime Vodka Aioli White Chicken Chile with Cilantro and Whiskey Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Blackberry Brandy Sauce Grilled Vegetables with Anisette and Balsamic Vinegar Curaçao Rum Cake Irish Crème Pudding with Candied Cashews


Author : Kevin Brooks
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Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.

Say Her Name

Author : Francisco Goldman
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Inspired by the author’s own experience, this is “a beautiful love story, and an extraordinary story of loss” (Colm Tóibín). In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married Aura Estrada at a Mexican hacienda. More than twenty years his junior, Aura was a gifted young writer on the cusp of her own brilliant career, and the two were deeply in love. Then, a month before their second anniversary, Aura broke her neck bodysurfing while they were on vacation. Goldman was blamed by Aura’s family—and crippled by his own grief and self-recrimination. In the aftermath of the accident, he wrote Say Her Name, pouring his feelings of love and unspeakable loss into a fictionalized account of their brief time together. Hungry to keep Aura alive in his memory, Goldman collects everything he can about his dead wife. From her childhood and university days in Mexico City with her fiercely devoted mother to her studies at Columbia University, through the couple’s time in New York City and travels to Mexico and Europe, Goldman seeks her essence and grieves her loss, using the writings she left behind as his prism. Filled with “propulsive drama” (The Boston Globe), Say Her Name is a tribute to Aura, who she was and who she would’ve been, that “will transport you into the most primal joy in the human repertoire—the joy of loving” (San Francisco Chronicle).