Secrets of the Seas

A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans

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Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927621

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Secrets of the Sideshows

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Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813123585

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei

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Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828839

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.

Economic Secrets of the New Retirement EnvironmentTM

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Author: DaRayl D. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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If Americans think the money theyve been able to salvage from the retirement savings meltdown caused by the recent financial crisis is theres to keep, theyd better think again! Economic Secrets of the New Retirement Environment exposes how our broken financial system will affect everyones retirement, whether you are already in retirement, nearing retirement or more than a decade or two away. Once the secrets have been revealed, you will be shown the best ways to build, protect and fully enjoy your wealth as well as how to pass your hard-earned assets to your heirs with minimum erosion and taxation.

Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War

Military Information You're Not Supposed to Know

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Author: James F. Dunnigan,Albert A. Nofi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146688472X

Category: History

Page: 400

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Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more than two hundred examinations of different aspects of the war, the book questions why the American military ignored the lessons taught by previous encounters with insurgency forces; probes the use of group think and mind control by the North Vietnamese; and explores the role technology played in shaping the way the war was fought. Of course, the book also reveals the "dirty little secrets," the truth behind such aspects of the conflict as the rise of the Montagnard mercenaries--the most feared group of soldiers participating in the secret war in Laos-and the details of the hidden struggle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. With its unique and perceptive examination of the conflict, Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi offers a critical addition to the library of Vietnam War history.

Secrets of the Mysterious Valley

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Author: Christopher O'Brien

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9781931882668

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 441

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No other region in North America features the variety and intensity of unusual phenomena found in the world's largest alpine valley, the San Luis Valley of Colorado and New Mexico. Since 1989, Christopher O'Brien has documented thousands of high-strange accounts that report UFOs, ghosts, crypto-creatures, cattle mutilations, skinwalkers and sorcerers, along with portal areas, secret underground bases and covert military activity. This mysterious region at the top of North America has a higher incidence of UFO reports than any other area of the continent and is the publicized birthplace of the "cattle mutilation" mystery. Hundreds of animals have been found strangely slain during waves of anomalous aerial craft sightings. Is the government directly involved? Are there underground bases here? Does the military fly exotic aerial craft in this valley that are radar-invisible below 18,000 feet? These and many other questions are addressed in this all-new work by one of America's top paranormal investigators. Take a fantastic journey through one of the world's most enigmatic locales!

Secrets of the World's Bestselling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

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Author: Francis L. Fugate

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Petty Mason and still the world’s biggest-selling writer, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The authors clearly present and analyze all the elements of narrative-character, plot, conflict, and resolution-as Gardner used them. Numerous extraordinary charts, diagrams , and outlines makes his hard-earned technical skills available to the reader in practical and useful forms. This book is ideal for Gardner collectors and fans, and equally for students of writing at all levels-would be writers, neophytes, and even published authors-for it offers one of the most practical and professional courses ever in storytelling technique.

The Secrets of the Grands

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Author: Phyllis Nevins

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598588370

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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What can go wrong between families when post-divorce custody arrangements fail? In this case, in Secrets of the Grands, there's assault on a child, stolen money, kidnapping, and the discovery, that grandparents have no legal rights to see their grandchildren if the custodial parent objects. Incongruously, a deeply physical romance is renewed in one family while the other falls apart. The ending is a surprise. PHYLLIS NEVINS I began working in the Golden Age of Television (as a mere child) and was one of the few people who started the original TV guide. I wrote for TV series and singles as Phyllis Coe. I've had six books published and now, within my rights renewed, am finding new publishing outlets for them. This book is very close to my heart for family reasons.

Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments

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Author: Shmuley Boteach

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767909704

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The Rules meets the Torah in Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments, a fresh, sane look at the dating game by Shmuley Boteach, author of the bestseller Kosher Sex. Does the whole business of dating fill you with dread? Do you fear that romance always ends in rejection? Do you prefer the company of your cat to that of members of the opposite sex? Does life in Antarctica suddenly seem very appealing? Don't despair! Shmuley Boteach will show you that lasting love is indeed within your reach, whatever your age, faith, or situation. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Ten Commandments, this book describes how to: Turn your date into a meeting of mind, body, heart, and soul Make your date feel like the happiest person in the world--because he or she has you! Enhance your attractiveness by maintaining mystique Become a heart-maker rather than a heart-breaker Know when you have found a loving soul mate rather than just a partner The Ten Commandments are the ultimate plan for fulfillment and contentment. In applying the timeless wisdom they contain to dating and romance, Shmuley Boteach will help you discover the joyful rewards of making someone else happy.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Fed

How Monetary Policy Affects the Economy and Your Wealth-Creation Potential

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Author: David M. Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471445623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Written by America's most respected Fed watcher-Dr. DavidJones-Unlocking the Secrets of the Fed gets inside the world ofmonetary and fiscal policymaking and explains how understanding andanticipating the actions of the Federal Reserve is critical to yourinvestment success. This straightforward and well-rounded guide offers a wealth ofpractical information on the leading economic policy institution inthe world-the Federal Reserve. This unique book: * Addresses the impact of Federal Reserve actions on the economyand the average American's wealth-creation potential * Closely examines the Fed's policy objectives, operatingtechniques, and favorite financial and economic indicators * Reviews the modern-day Fed's main challenges * Underscores the important role that psychology plays in ournation's economic expansions and contractions * Explains asset price bubbles and the implications for theeconomy * Assesses the performance of contemporary Fed leaders such asWilliam McChesney Martin, Paul Volcker, and Alan Greenspan As one of the pioneers of "Fed watching," Dr. Jones knows all thereis to know about the Federal Reserve. Take this opportunity tolearn how the Federal Reserve's decisions affect your investmentsas well as the economy as a whole.