At the center of the empire was the Oracle... The Oracle announced the coming of the one who would change the world. This is his story. One day, when Heads-or-Tails was out roaming the forest, he comes across a nameless man. He christens him Wismerhill, and from that day forth, the pair are inseparable. They start out on the road of adventure, and sooner or later end up joining a gang of amiable war dogs, feared throughout the land. Wismerhill soon proves his worth, and begins to demonstrate some surprising powers. But just as everything is going well, the light comes, bringing darkness in its wake...
Michael and Christ
Author: Darrell D. Hannah
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Author: Shirlee McCoy
"Inspirational romantic suspense"--Spine.
What Would Wally Do?
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
What would the world of work be like without Dilbert? Downright insufferable! When it became syndicated in 1989, Dilbert struck a nerve with workers everywhere. Through its frames they saw life on the job as they knew it, with all the absurdity, craziness, and dry humor that underlies any living, breathing organization. The fact that the strip focused on a hapless engineer and his cynical dog just made it all the more funny. Now work life seems downright unimaginable without Dilbert and Dogbert's take on everything from management ill-practices to nonperformance reviews. What Would Wally Do?, delivers that same combination of pain and humor that readers count on. This collection especially highlights Wally, Dilbert's colleague, fellow engineer, foil, and fool. Wally's that short quirky guy with little hair, plenty of horn-rimmed frames, and almost zero work ethic. After all, who's got time for a job, thinks the self-proclaimed "Lord Wally the Puppet Master," when you're busy surviving the "Mobility Pool," turning your cubicle into a tourist attraction called "Sticky-Note City," and selecting a mail-order bride from Elbonia? Weasel-Boy makes a point of highlighting his poor performance and lack of respect . . .and usually gets another raise for his efforts. Such is life in Dilbert and Wally's world. Such are the laughs in What Would Wally Do?
Vera Vera Vera
Author: Hayley Squires
Publisher: A&C Black
The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn't needed for this heroic martyr. Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for. Her first work for the theatre, Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, clear eyed and loud, looking at violence, neglect and apathy. Depicting a gritty slice of social realism, Vera Vera Vera portrays the disjunction between the lives of the surviving family against the memories and patriotic commemoration for the dead. Looking at drug addiction, crime, verbal and domestic abuse, engrained racism, the characters' downtrodden and trapped lives are exposed with honesty and verve. This brave and uncompromising play questions both the validity of the myth of the martyred soldier and the true worth of survival for those left behind.
'Til Death Do Us Part
Author: Kate White
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
True crime writer and sometime-sleuth Bailey Weggins took the world by storm in Kate White's sexy and suspenseful debut novel, If Looks Could Kill. Now, in Bailey's latest outing, she takes the plunge into a world of domestic divas and deadly nuptial doings... When she gets a call from Ashley Hanes on a frigid night, Bailey expects to be hit up for fashion show tickets. Instead Ashley reveals that two bridesmaids from Peyton Cross's wedding have recently died in freak accidents...and Ashley is terrified she's next. A bridesmaid herself-with the dress to prove it-Bailey dashes off to Ivy Hill Farm, the home of Peyton's catering empire in Greenwich, Connecticut. Bailey's barely warmed up after the cold drive before another bridesmaid takes a walk down the aisle of no return. Now following a dangerous trail of clues that will take her from New York's trendy Lower East Side to a fabulous oceanfront hotel in Miami, Bailey could become the headline of the next true crime story: Four Funerals and a Wedding.
THE ENVOY FROM MIRROR CITY is the third book of Janet Frame's three-volume autobiography, described by Michael Holroyd as 'One of the greatest autobiographies written this century.' It describes her travels overseas and entry into the saving world of writers and the 'Mirror City' that sustains them. First published in 1985, it won the prestigious Wattie Book of the Year Award.
Author: Gregory Benford
Publisher: Harper Collins
States how the human race is sending strong messages about itself into the cosmos in the form of nuclear waste, global warming, and the extinction of species, considering the legacy we are constructing for future generations and the next occupants of the planet. Reprint.
Journey to Otherwhere
Author: Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Brad Ellis, a serious young American, and Lucy Beale, servant at the boarding school where Brad's father is headmaster, find themselves aboard the Basset on a fantastical voyage into the realms of imagination.
Canyon de Chelly
Author: Campbell Grant
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.
Author: Douglas W Woods, Michael P Twohig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Trichotillomania (TTM) is a complex disorder that has long been considered difficult to treat as few effective therapeutic options exist. The empirically-supported treatment approach described in this innovative guide blends traditional behavior therapy elements of habit reversal training and stimulus control techniques with the more contemporary behavioral elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). With this breakthrough approach, clients learn to be aware of their pulling and warning signals, use self-management strategies for stopping and preventing pulling, stop fighting against their pulling-related urges and thoughts, and work toward increasing their quality of life.
Author: Victor Kelleher
Publisher: Random House Australia
Shrugging off his jacket, he grabbed the headstone and began tugging at it. 'Open,' he wailed. 'Open!'Possession is a chilling phenomenon and Beth's family are rocked into this nightmare world when her younger brother becomes inhabited by a spirit called Del-Del. Cold, murderous and evil, Del-Del only wants to destroy - and most of all he wants to destroy Sam.This psychological thriller grips like a vice anbd holds the reader taut, on a nerve's edge, until the final page.THE AUTHORVictor Kelleher was born in England and came to Australia via Africa and New Zealand. After an academic career he now writes both children's and adults' novels full-time from his home in Sydney. He has won and been shortlisted for many awards.SALES POINTS* Del-Del has been a strong seller for years and continues to be one that is greatly sought after by children, teachers, parents and academics alike.* Fabulous new format and jacket for this firm favourite. Enlarged to be strandard novel size, 198mm x 128mm. * Victor's new fiction for Random House, Beyond the Dusk, is due for publication in September as well.* Victor Kelleher is one of the most distinguished and respected authors writing for children today.
The scope and potential of mouldmaking and casting is fascinating, and makes it one of the most exciting processes available to today's craftsmen. Its opportunities have been developed and expanded further by a range of new methods and materials only recently made available to the domestic market. Aimed equally at the student with little pre-existing knowledge and the professional wishing to further their skill base, this book provides an invaluable learning and reference tool for the studio or workshop of any artist, model maker or designer. Covers: jesmonite mould making and casting, bioresin casting, life moulding silicone from the body, large-scale clay press moulding, embedding in clear resin, clay slip casting, plas-ti-shim moulding, and finishing. Supported by step-by-step sequences and full descriptions of traditional processes as well as new methods, it is illustrated throughout with 212 colour photographs.
This practical manual been written for the car-owner who is already a competent driver under normal road conditions but who would like to be a better-than-average driver, and especially for the man who wishes to try his hand at competition work—both racing and rallying. Paul Frère—Grand Prix driver and engineer, Le Mans winner and author—gives invaluable instruction based on his many years of experience on the racing circuits of Europe and America. He deals briefly with theoretical matters and then proceeds with his driving lessons: making the most of practice; learning a circuit; racing starts; cut-off and braking points; slides and drifts; taking advantage of road camber; passing and being passed; slipstreaming; driving under wet and icy conditions and racing at night. He also gives practical advice on race tactics, flag marshals, time keeping, pit signals, race wear, seat belts, the choice of gear ratios and tyres and the different problems posed by road and track racing. With the aid of 60 photographs and diagrams M. Frère explains the correct line to take on various types of corners and why, the effects of peculiarities of surface, and analyses the forces acting on a car in cornering. The book is “required reading” for every ambitious driver in Club and Formula Junior racing and for Rallymen.
Caribbean Cookery Secrets
Author: David Daley, Gwendolyn Daley, Douglas David Alexander
Publisher: Right Way
Discover the secrets of Caribbean cooking: the methods and ingredients needed to create that authentic Caribbean taste. Embark on a journey around the different islands of the Caribbean and find out how to make the most popular dishes, such as Jerk Chicken with rice and peas, and Curry Goat, as well as the different islands' celebrated national dishes, such as Fish Chowder and Pepper Pot Stew.