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Sapphire Blue

By Kerstin Gier
  • ISBN Code: : 0805096353
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

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  • Pdf File: natural-history-collections-in-the-science-of-the-21st-century.pdf

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Natural history collections have recently acquired an unprecedented place of importance in scientific research. Originally created in the context of systematics and taxonomy, they are now proving to be fundamental for answering various scientific and societal questions that are as significant as they are current. Natural History Collections in the Science of the 21st Century presents a wide range of questions and answers raised by the study of collections. The billions of specimens that have been collected from all around the world over more than two centuries provide us with information that is vital in our quest for knowledge about the Earth, the universe, the diversity of life and the history of humankind. These collections also provide valuable reference points from the past to help us understand the nature and dynamics of global change today. Their physical permanence is the best guarantee we have of a return to data and to information sources in the context of open science.

The Boleyn Bride

By Brandy Purdy
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 1617730300
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: the-boleyn-bride.pdf

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From carefree young woman to disillusioned bride, the dazzling lady who would become mother and grandmother to two of history's most infamous queens, has a fascinating story all her own. . . At sixteen, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady-in-waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon. But when she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, Elizabeth is left to stagnate in the countryside while her detested husband pursues his ambitions. There, she raises golden girl Mary, moody George, and ugly duckling Anne—while staving off boredom with a string of admirers. Until Henry VIII takes the throne. . . When Thomas finally brings his highborn wife to London, Elizabeth indulges in lavish diversions and dalliances—and catches the lusty king's eye. But those who enjoy Henry's fickle favor must also guard against his wrath. For while her husband's machinations bring Elizabeth and her children to the pinnacle of power, the distance to the scaffold is but a short one—and the Boleyn family's fortune may be turning. . . Praise for the novels of Brandy Purdy "Recommended for readers who can't get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books." —Library Journal on The Boleyn Wife "Purdy wonderfully reimagines the behind-the-scenes lives of the two sisters." —Historical Novel Reviews on The Tudor Throne

The False Face of Evil

By Minerva Wyche Blackwell
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664173943
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 696
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The False Face of Evil is fiction inspired by a true story. It is a story of privilege, class, wealth romance, and of obsession, and tragedy. It begins in exciting New York City in 1950, a more innocent time, with its skyscrapers and bright lights illuminating the city at night to its historic landmarks and nightclubs and the rich and famous. From Manhattan’s high society, penthouses, and Southampton mansions to Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina, through a journey to the deep, dark trenches of South Vietnam. It spans twenty-five years to the turbulent end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Clarissa Kimberly Wagner, beautiful and talented, is a university graduate who moves to New York City to pursue her dream as a Radio City Rockette Dancer. As Clarissa’s career takes off, she meets David Stephens, a scion from a wealthy and political family. She gives up her career to become a wife and mother. After almost fifteen years, David decides he does not want to be married anymore, and they divorce. Clarissa moves with their teenage daughter back to her hometown where she volunteers at Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina. She meets Major General Scott Morgan, and her life goes in a different direction, as they fall in love and get marry.

My Treasured Moments

By Alyse Bukach
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525538713
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: my-treasured-moments.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My Treasured Moments is a collection of heartfelt, inspirational poems and short stories to which anyone should be able to relate, finding themselves moved and encouraged by the grace and insight of the author’s words. Dealing with such themes as love, grief, dreams, spirituality, and physical disability (specifically deafness), this offering should reassure its readers―young and old alike―that they are not alone. “My poems were written over a span of several years in British Columbia, Southern Alberta, and all my other travels, and are written from my heart, my experiences, and all the love I enjoy... I try to give guidance and help to others through my words, for it is only through personal reflection that we can choose our destiny and embrace our next adventures.”

Fancy Dresses Described

By Ardern Holt
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486821358
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: fancy-dresses-described.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hundreds of glorious party costumes in this 1896 guide range from Cleopatra and Lady Macbeth to Swiss and Polish peasants. Alphabetical entries are enhanced by 20 color and 40 black-and-white illustrations.


By Christopher Nokes
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480939927
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: chronicles-of-greenwood.pdf

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Chronicles of Greenwood: Book One by Christopher Nokes What happens to forgotten but loved stuffed animals? Come on an adventure with Harley, Cee Bear, Plato, Agatha and others to discover if the legend of Greenwood is really true. Could it be that there is a place where all stuffed animals can play and live forever? Or, as rumor has it, perhaps even fly? Join the ragtag community of plush but persevering “people” as they determine to find out for themselves. Journey with them through dangers and doubts, and you, too, may come to believe that loving kindness, once learned, continues on forever.

Gardening with Foliage First

By Karen Chapman,Christina Salwitz
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  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Book Code : 1604697830
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: gardening-with-foliage-first.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Create a foliage-driven garden that dazzles! Although seductive, flowers, by their fleeting nature, are a fickle base to provide long-lasting gardens with year-round interest. Tackle this problem with the advice in Gardening with Foliage First. Learn how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements as the finishing touches. This simple, recipe-style approach to garden design features 127 combinations for both sunny and shady gardens that work for a variety of climates and garden challenges.

Escape To Ellse Where

By Shaene Ragan
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525506234
  • Total of Pages : 359
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: escape-to-ellse-where.pdf

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The Ellfs of the Jeweled Isles had gathered to celebrate their prince’s Majority Ritual when a strange fleet of oilskin boats landed on their shores. They brought a group of Celts called Firbolgs and the deformed gods they revered, the Fomorii. So long had it been since the Ellfs had known war that they were quickly overrun by the fierce invaders. Now, Prince Ellfstane and the Sorceress Katara must look into their people’s forgotten memories to find a way to defend their isles from destruction. While Katara seeks a powerful weapon, Ellfstane discovers a spell to keep the kingdom away from the enemy’s clawing hands. Together with the gods that sponsor their magical abilities, they craft a new home for their people in a place the Firbolgs would never expect.

A Lady's Scandalous Secret

By Bethany M. Sefchick
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  • Publisher : Bethany Sefchick
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 449
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: a-lady-s-scandalous-secret.pdf

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Terrified of men from a young age, Lady Tabitha Maxwell has hidden in the shadows nearly all of her life. Tabby has since grown beyond that fear, but she still prefers the safety the darkness offers, especially since she has no wish to do as her father commands and marry her reprobate cousin. Her anonymity has also allowed her to cultivate a very successful – and extremely secret – career as the notorious gossip columnist, Lady A. Lord Joshua Bradford, the second son of the Marquess of Nye, is in something of a bind. A former navy man, Josh has been summoned home after his wastrel brother, Giles, perishes in a duel, leaving Josh as the heir. Now, Josh is in need of a wife – quickly – since it is quite possible Giles already sired an heir with an unsuitable woman. The task of finding a bride, however, would be a good deal easier if Josh could convince Lady A to cease writing about him in her infernal column. One night, Josh discovers Tabby’s secret and threatens to expose her. If he reveals the truth about Lady A, he can stop the rumors and finally find a proper wife. However, doing so will cost Tabby everything and leave her an outcast, something he isn’t certain he desires. Does Josh remain silent about what he knows, reveal the truth, or can he make a deal with the notoriously skittish Tabby and force her to find him a suitable bride so that they can both have what they most desire? This 131,500 word novel is written in the modern, Regency romance style for a slightly hotter and sexier read. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Armstrong-Siddeley Motors

By Bill Smith
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  • Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 190478836X
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: armstrong-siddeley-motors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If ever there was a car that exuded British style it was the Armstrong Siddeley. From the vast leviathans of the 1920s to the Art Deco inspired cars of the thirties to the restrained post-modernism of the 1950s. Somehow, for all these design influences Armstrong Siddeleys came out looking good, and very British indeed. A complete, graphically illustrated history from a unique socio-economic perspective this book brings the Siddeley marque to life. Extensively illustrated throughout with over 460 photographs this book is a fascinating piece of literature for automotive and historical enthusiasts alike.