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Inventive Wire Weaving

Author : Susan Barzacchini
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Wire jewelry has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. Wire weaving techniques simply evolve to incorporate the newest materials and trends. All-new Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focuses on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear. Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wireworkers looking for new project ideas.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Phoenix

Author : Charles Liu
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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

Pagan Religions

Author : Kerr Cuhulain
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Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Asatru, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.

A Desert Feast

Author : Carolyn Niethammer
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Drawing on thousands of years of foodways, Tucson cuisine blends the influences of Indigenous, Mexican, mission-era Mediterranean, and ranch-style cowboy food traditions. This book offers a food pilgrimage, where stories and recipes demonstrate why the desert city of Tucson became American’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Both family supper tables and the city’s trendiest restaurants feature native desert plants and innovative dishes incorporating ancient agricultural staples. Award-winning writer Carolyn Niethammer deliciously shows how the Sonoran Desert’s first farmers grew tasty crops that continue to influence Tucson menus and how the arrival of Roman Catholic missionaries, Spanish soldiers, and Chinese farmers influenced what Tucsonans ate. White Sonora wheat, tepary beans, and criollo cattle steaks make Tucson’s cuisine unique. In A Desert Feast, you’ll see pictures of kids learning to grow food at school, and you’ll meet the farmers, small-scale food entrepreneurs, and chefs who are dedicated to growing and using heritage foods. It’s fair to say, “Tucson tastes like nowhere else.”

Viva Tequila

Author : Lucinda Hutson
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“Tequila is my soul mate,” Lucinda Hutson exclaims. “Mexico in a bottle, its flavor is as melodic to the mouth as a mariachi tune is to the ear—bold, spicy, and full of life!” For nearly forty years, Lucinda has trekked through tequila country, distilling adventures and knowledge to present them to enthusiastic readers around the world. Her 1995 book Tequila! Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico helped usher in the boom that transformed the tequila industry. Now in ¡Viva Tequila! she returns to her lifelong passion, bringing us deeper into the traditions and vibrant present of Mexico, and creates fabulous, flavorful recipes for drinks and dishes made with Mexico’s agave spirits. ¡Viva Tequila! begins with a lively tour of the history and culture of spirits made from the miraculous maguey—pulque, mezcal, and tequila. Lucinda follows her chosen elixir from fields of blue agave, to distilleries both family-owned and internationally operated, to the bewildering array of brands now available in the market. She offers advice on how to host a tequila tasting, discover your favorites, and stock your home cantina. With imaginative garnishes and presentations, and inspiration drawn from her travels throughout Mexico, Lucinda presents recipes for dozens of drinks featuring favorite Mexican libations, while also highlighting mezcal and tequila in new and bright ways that go far beyond the ubiquitous margarita. And because no fiesta is complete without festive food, Lucinda shows you how to use agave spirits in delightful dishes that feature fresh produce, fragrant herbs, and chiles picantes, prepared with techniques from Mexico's kitchen. For occasions ranging from lavish buffets to morning meriendas, leisurely afternoon tardeadas, last-minute happy hours, or dessert socials, you'll find original recipes and traditional ones, some of which Lucinda has altered with contemporary touches, that are sure to please every palate.

Sonoran Sunrise

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Set with rhythmic vitality throughout, Sonoran Sunrise by Kirk Vogel, will excite your ensemble and audiences alike. Percussionists will enjoy this piece for the mesmerizing groove, while woodwinds and brass will latch on to their syncopated melodies. A lyric middle section still drives forward with layered melodies building excitement until the unexpected major key ending.

Copper Sunrise

Author : Carol Cox
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Catherine is moving from the ranch she's always called home to Phoenix. Hoping to help Arizona achieve statehood any way she can, she starts her job at a land investment company. With a quick promotion, Catherine soon forgets to keep the Lord as her priority. Mitchell Brewer, a journalist for the Phoenix Clarion, can hardly believe his luck in getting to write about the most influential pacesetters of Arizona's future. But when some of the land sales look to be cover for fraud, he knows he has to write the truth, even if it costs him dearly. So dearly that any future with Catherine could be gone. Will Mitch be able to stand his ground while being faced with losing his love? Will they be able to see the Lord's hand at work under a copper sunrise? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Rockhounding for Beginners

Author : Suleyman Cesur
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The basic principles of rockhounding and sample pictures with the properties of all gemstones.This book is for beginners.

Easy Hikes Close to Home Phoenix

Author : Charles Liu
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Drawn from one of the best-selling titles in the 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series, this compact guide can be tucked easily into a bag, backpack or back pocket. Almost 150,000 residents took part in Phoenix's Park system last year — here are 20 more outdoor escapes for family fun and light exercise. New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in Phoenix and the surrounding areas better than ever. Based on the author's own research, this handy guide introduces the best easy hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Phoenix helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.

Tracks and Shadows

Author : Harry W. Greene
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Intellectually rich, intensely personal, and beautifully written, Tracks and Shadows is both an absorbing autobiography of a celebrated field biologist and a celebration of beauty in nature. Harry W. Greene, award-winning author of Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature, delves into the poetry of field biology, showing how nature eases our existential quandaries. More than a memoir, the book is about the wonder of snakes, the beauty of studying and understanding natural history, and the importance of sharing the love of nature with humanity. Greene begins with his youthful curiosity about the natural world and moves to his stints as a mortician's assistant, ambulance driver, and army medic. In detailing his academic career, he describes how his work led him to believe that nature’s most profound lessons lurk in hard-won details. He discusses the nuts and bolts of field research and teaching, contrasts the emotional impact of hot dry habitats with hot wet ones, imparts the basics of snake biology, and introduces the great explorers Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He reflects on friendship and happiness, tackles notions like anthropomorphism and wilderness, and argues that organisms remain the core of biology, science plays key roles in conservation, and natural history offers an enlightened form of contentment.

Sonoran Sunrise

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Set with rhythmic vitality throughout, Sonoran Sunrise by Kirk Vogel, will excite your ensemble and audiences alike. Percussionists will enjoy this piece for the mesmerizing groove, while woodwinds and brass will latch on to their syncopated melodies. A lyric middle section still drives forward with layered melodies building excitement until the unexpected major key ending.

Sonoran Sweetheart

Author : Nancy J. Farrier
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Book Three in the Tucson seriesTravel back in time to the 1870s when a small fort protected settlers of the Arizona desert. A small town called Tucson was beginning to flourish, and faith, hope, and love blossomed under the blazing sun. . . . Lavette wears her bitterness like a yoke - one that hinders a fresh start in a new place. Can Josiah, the giant blacksmith, gently convince her to forget the past and embrace forgiveness?Available only in Candlelight 6.

The Crystal Bible Volume 3

Author : Judy Hall
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Featured in Kindred Spiritmagazine, this third volumeof the best-selling Crystal Bible books presents more than 250 new generation, high-vibration stones for healing and transformation. Included are many new and rare minerals whose esoteric properties are not described elsewhere. This essential guide also includes a section on crystal skulls, crystal beings, Madagascan stones, and how to work with the 'new' chakras, such as the Soul Star and Manifestation chakras, that are stimulated by the powerful crystals featured. Your Crystal Bible Volume 3 includes... Crystal Reference Crystal Innovations Crystal Beings Crystal Structure High Vibration Crystals Exploring Crystal Potential Crystal Skulls Building in Stone The Madagascar Stones Crystal Directory Awakening Crystals Physical and Subtle Anatomy Chakras Associations The 'New Chakras Healing Grids Making a Gem Essence ...And Much More!

Easy Hikes Close to Home

Author : Charles Liu
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Day hiking in Phoenix and the surrounding areas has never been better. New trails have been established and old trails have been rediscovered. Carefully researched on foot, hiking enthusiast Charles Liu introduces area residents and visitors to an array of the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of firsthand trail notes, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Phoenix helps novice hikers discover their choices with concise at-a-glance information highlighting details such as location, access, directions, distances, and scenery.

Tucson Sonoran Star

Author : Nancy J. Farrier
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Book 2 in the Tucson seriesTravel back in time to the 1870s when a small fort protected settlers of the Arizona desert - and a small town called Tucson was beginning to flourish, and faith, hope, and love blossomed under the blazing sun. . . . Kathleen is wrongly accused of a crime the moment she steps from the stagecoach. Will Deputy Quinn Kirby see through a veil of distrust to glimpse the innocent woman with inner beauty?

Celebrating the Seasons of Life Samhain to Ostara

Author : Ashleen O'Gaea
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Unique among books about the Wiccan Sabbats, Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara takes a different approach to explaining the holidays by taking an in-depth look at half of the Wheel of the Year. Rather than dissecting each holiday, Ashleen's goal is to take a broader look at them, explaining how and why we celebrate each, along with how the celebration of one leads to the next. The first of two new titles from Ashleen offers a vision of the holidays we celebrate from October to March. This book covers each holiday by first giving us its history and original customs, then explaining its place in modern life. Stories are shared for each Sabbat to reconnect us with our lore and bring new meaning to current practice. Ashleen includes ideas for rituals that are ideal for practicing solitaries, covens, or Wiccan families, with special sections on what children of various ages are ready to learn about these holidays.

Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
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Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.

Divine Choir

Author : Thaddeus Hutyra
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Superman Canyon Road

Author : Stuart Leslie Munro
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Superman Canyon Road is both travelogue, and personal journal. There are chapters on Sweden, Afghanistan, India, Alaska and the Yukon, and the 4 corners of the US - Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. I've included some recent travelogue that was written en route, and e-mailed from America's Southwest, Scotland, and lastly from Spain. Stylistically, the recent material differs radically from the rest. My pace accelerates in reluctant homage to the inherent immediacy of electronic media. These stories describe dozens of random dramatic encounters on the journeys I made between 89 and 2000. Most of the essays are intended as geopolitical snap shots, to be read and considered within the historical context of the 90s. There are two exceptions. The stories about India and Afghanistan refer to my wanderings throughout 1974. There's occasional wit (modesty demands understatement in that regard), too much honesty, plenty of honest irony, world commentary, and serious social statement about these times. I've noticed that people around my age empathize most easily with the tone of the narrative. In Superman Canyon Road my aim is to entertain and to inform. I'm speaking only for myself as a middle class Scotsman, one who became so delightfully lost in the primordial desert zone of western America that I've willingly forfeited any desire to ever be anything, anyone, or anywhere else. And of course, the names of all incidental characters have been changed in order to cause the genuinely guilty ones zero embarrassment. Writing this book saved me from dealing directly with most of what went on during the 90s. Now I'm 48. I still don't own a kilt. And honestly, I'm browsing as fast as I can. As we now know, the nineties ended up looking like happy hour at a computer-geek pre-apocalypse rehearsal. We are living in an era of sociological anomalies. We have sensitive new age soldiers, and a generation of youth whose attention span sometimes stretches to 1/16 of a second. I simply took the nineties off. I traveled, wrote, played music, and became adept at having fun. Almost everything I found out went straight into this book. Because this book covers ten years, the entries do not appear in chronological order. The first half of Superman Canyon Road was completed during the early 90s. Those were serious times. Somewhere in the middle of the 90s, I lightened up to an alarming degree. After a five year break from writing, I produced the last half while in a state of near hysteria.

Ghost Flower

Author : Michele Jaffe
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Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next. This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.