How to Survive Middle School


Author: Donna Gephart

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375854118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 247

View: 3069

When thirteen-year-old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middle school even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friends with Penny, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Junior Bundle

WCS Survival Jr., WCS Extreme Jr., WCS Weird Jr.


Author: David Borgenicht,Justin Heimberg,Robin Epstein

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452102694

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 3526

This three-book bundle includes: The Original Junior Edition, the Extreme Junior Edition, and the Weird Junior Edition. The phenomenally successful Worst-Case Scenario series provides kid-friendly, hands-on, step-by-step instructions for outwitting a nosy sibling, surviving a school dance, cleaning your room in a snap, dealing with an irritated parent (recognizing the tell-tale signs!), and more. Braces. Bullies. Chores. Childhood is chock-full of perils--but finally here's something to come to the rescue.

Annual Report


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: N.A

View: 7486

Superstorm Sandy

The Inevitable Destruction and Reconstruction of the Jersey Shore


Author: Diane C. Bates

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813573416

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 1250

Sandy was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history after Katrina, but the waters had barely receded from the Jersey coast when massive efforts began to “Restore the Shore.” Why do people build in areas open to repeated natural disasters? And why do they return to these areas in the wake of major devastation? Drawing on a variety of insights from environmental sociology, Superstorm Sandy answers these questions as it looks at both the unique character of the Jersey Shore and the more universal ways that humans relate to their environment. Diane C. Bates offers a wide-ranging look at the Jersey Shore both before and after Sandy, examining the many factors—such as cultural attachment, tourism revenues, and governmental regulation—that combined to create a highly vulnerable coastal region. She explains why the Shore is so important to New Jerseyans, acting as a key cultural touchstone in a state that lacks a central city or even a sports team to build a shared identity among the state’s residents. She analyzes post-Sandy narratives about the Jersey Shore that trumpeted the dominance of human ingenuity over nature (such as the state’s “Stronger than the Storm” advertising campaign) or proclaimed a therapeutic community (“Jersey Strong”)—narratives rooted in emotion and iconography, waylaying any thought of the near-certainty of future storms. The book also examines local business owners, politicians, real estate developers, and residents who have vested interests in the region, explaining why the Shore was developed intensively prior to Sandy, and why restoration became an imperative in the post-storm period. Engagingly written and insightful, Superstorm Sandy highlights the elements that compounded the disaster on the Shore, providing a framework for understanding such catastrophes and preventing them in the future.

New York


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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Hudson's Historic Houses & Gardens 2010

Castles and Heritage Sites


Author: Heritage House Group,Hudson's

Publisher: Heritage House

ISBN: 9780851014463

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

View: 1424

The definitive guide to Britain's historic houses, gardens, castles and heritage sites.