The Dangerous Book for Boys

By Conn Iggulden

The bestselling ebook for each boy from 8 to 80, protecting crucial boyhood talents similar to development tree houses*, studying tips to fish, discovering real north, or even answering the age previous query of what the large take care of ladies is.

In this electronic age there's nonetheless a spot for knots, skimming stones and tales of superb braveness. This ebook recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates interest, and makes for excellent father-son actions. The brothers Conn and Hal have prepare a superb number of all issues that make being younger or younger at middle fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, making a choice on bugs and spiders, and flying the world's most sensible paper airplanes.

The thoroughly revised American variation comprises:

The maximum Paper plane within the World
The Seven Wonders of the traditional World
The 5 Knots each Boy may still Know
Building a Treehouse*
Making a Bow and Arrow
Fishing (revised with US Fish)
Timers and Tripwires
Baseball's "Most beneficial Players"
Famous Battles-Including Lexington and harmony, The Alamo, and Gettysburg
Spies-Codes and Ciphers
Making a Go-Cart
Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary
Cloud Formations
The States of the U.S.
Mountains of the U.S.
The assertion of Independence
Skimming Stones
Making a Periscope
The Ten Commandments
Common US Trees
Timeline of yank History

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I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like: A Comprehensive Compilation of History’s Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes

By Mardy Grothe

The work of art in eating places are on a par with the foodstuff in museums.

America is a gigantic frosted cupcake in the midst of hundreds of thousands of ravenous people.

Critics are like pigs on the pastry cart.

Describing anything via touching on it to a different factor is the essence of metaphorical suggestion. it's one of many oldest actions of humankind—and the most remarkable while performed skillfully. all through background, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations which are so extraordinary they've got taken up an everlasting place of abode in our minds.

In I by no means Metaphor i did not Like, citation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his realization at the 3 superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. the result's a rare compilation of approximately 2,000 feats of organization that may entertain, train, and sometimes motivate citation fanatics everywhere.

In this highbrow smorgasbord, the writer of Oxymoronica and Viva l. a. Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth means earlier than taking readers on a travel of history's maximum notice photos. In chapters on wit, love, intercourse, level and display, insults, politics, activities, and extra, you will discover quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.

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Man Walks into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer

By Pete Brown

In Man Walks right into a Pub, Pete Brown takes us on a trip throughout the awesome background of beer, from the 1st sacred sip of old Egyptian bouza to the final pint of lager on a Friday evening. It’s a unprecedented story of yeast-obsessed priests and teetotaling leading ministers; of exploding breweries, a endure in a yellow nylon jacket, and a Canadian who replaced the consuming conduct of a country. It’s additionally the tale of the increase of the British pub, from humble origins via an epic, thousand-year fight to outlive undesirable executive and faulty commerce.

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A "Finnegans Wake" Lextionary: Let James Joyce Jazz Up Your Voca(l)bulary

By Bill Cole Cliett

"Finnegans Wake" is more than likely a intentionally tricky booklet, advanced, advanced, imprecise. the explanations for this are varied, yet a massive reason is Joyce's skill for growing his courageous new paintings from hundreds of thousands of daring new phrases. they're inventive collisions of present phrases, concocted collaborations of multilingual phrases, and mixtures of either which are the inception of a finished, catholic language all its personal, what's regularly known as Wakese. A "Finnegans Wake" Lextionary introduces readers to over 800 of those offbeat, extraordinary, bizarre, and approach out phrases, phrases good outdoors our dictionaries, that exist in a literary "langscape" all their very own. and because Joyce intended for his innovations to comprise a number of meanings evocative with elusive allusions, the defintions given listed here are simply the jump-off aspect for a lot extra enjoyable with "Finnegans Wake."

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Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

The main accomplished architecture/construction dictionary to be had.

For the broadest attainable insurance of phrases that make up the elemental language of structure and building, glance no additional than Dictionary of structure & building, 3rd version. largely revised, up to date, and accelerated by way of editor Cyril M. Harris, 50 professional individuals, and 20 key institutions, this vintage, the single dictionary accomplished and inclusive sufficient to serve the wishes of contractors in addition to architects, covers phrases in over eighty operating components: phrases present in drawings and in specifications...building items and fabrics, and phrases facing their layout, visual appeal, performance,installation, and testing...definitions of finishes, coatings and surfacings...types of devices, assemblies, platforms and, units, machines, and development equipment,and even more. that includes better web page layout for less complicated interpreting, this version now provide you with:

  • 25,000 definitions in transparent, concise language
  • Over 2,000 illustrations
  • Full insurance of recent applied sciences and new construction fabrics
  • Greater emphasis on conservation, maintenance, and recovery phrases, reflecting their elevated value within the box

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Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy (Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy, Volume 6)

By Xiaogan Liu

This can be the 1st accomplished significant other to the learn of Daoism as a philosophical culture. It presents a normal assessment of Daoist philosophy in a variety of thinkers and texts from sixth century BCE to fifth century CE and displays the newest educational advancements within the box. It discusses theoretical and philosophical matters according to rigorous textual and ancient investigations and examinations, reflecting either the traditional scholarship and sleek methods and methodologies. the topics comprise debates at the beginning of the Daoism, the authorship and courting of the Laozi, the authorship and type of chapters within the Zhuangzi, the topics and philosophical arguments within the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their differences and advancements in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin classes, by way of Huang-Lao university, Heguanzi, Wenzi, Huainanzi, Wang Bi, Guo Xiang, and Worthies in bamboo grove, between others. every one bankruptcy is written through expert(s) and specialist(s) at the subject mentioned.

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The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

What you want to understand ahead of you hit the trails

Whether you're backpacking for the 1st time or a veteran follower of the paths, this vastly functional advisor contains every little thing you must recognize, from crucial thoughts comparable to map and compass paintings to the abilities wanted for extra distant wasteland trips. The Backpacker's Handbook additionally offers the most recent info on apparatus. you will find the final word on:

  • How to decide on packs and footwear―and make certain they healthy
  • What garments to tackle the path
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and different equipment
  • GPS, cellphones, and different digital units
  • And even more

Reviews from earlier editions
"The most modern and accomplished consultant to apparatus and strategy to be had anywhere."
--Backpack (UK)
"A transparent and complete primer on backpacking equipment. Townsend's wisdom is immense."
"Belongs in each bookcase facing open air themes. . . . Chockablock packed with worthwhile, sensible, common-sense information. . . . in case you tramp the outside, get this book."
Maine Sportsman
"For these considering taking a backpack trip, The Backpacker's Handbook is needed reading."
Daily neighborhood News (West Chester, PA)

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Corrosion and Materials in the Oil and Gas Industries

The development of tools and applied sciences within the oil and fuel industries demands new perception into the corrosion difficulties those industries face day-by-day. With the appliance of extra specific tools and laboratory recommendations in addition to the improvement of latest medical paradigms, corrosion pros also are witnessing a brand new period within the means information are amassed and interpreted. Corrosion and fabrics within the Oil and gasoline Industries draws on state of the art corrosion and fabrics know-how in addition to integrity administration to provide information on facing getting older and lifestyles extension within the oil and gasoline industries.

Get specialist Insights on Corrosion id, Prevention, and Mitigation

The e-book good points contributions via engineers, scientists, and enterprise managers from world wide, together with significant oil- and gas-producing and -exporting international locations. geared up into 4 elements, the publication first offers introductory and historical past info. the second one half explains the homes of building fabrics and the underlying mechanisms of deterioration, together with a bankruptcy on microbiologically inspired corrosion. The 3rd a part of the ebook delves into inspection and upkeep concerns, interpreting fabric choice, corrosion prevention ideas, and the position of layout. It additionally offers versions that will help you estimate corrosion harm and choose mitigation and tracking strategies. The fourth half tackles corrosion risks, safeguard and possibility, and reliability. It additionally hyperlinks corrosion mitigation and the administration of asset integrity, highlighting the necessity for firms to keep up their infrastructure to stay competitive.

Interpret box Findings extra optimistically and become aware of suggestions for your Corrosion Problems

Throughout, this richly illustrated booklet combines conception with functional options and examples from undefined. As infrastructure a long time and is driven past its unique layout lifestyles to satisfy expanding power calls for, it truly is crucial that these liable for dealing with the infrastructure have a radical figuring out of fabric degradation and corrosion. This booklet is a useful reference for a person fascinated with corrosion administration and fabrics choice, rather within the oil and gasoline industries, no matter if upstream, midstream, or downstream.

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An Insider's Guide to Publishing

By David Comfort

"Perseverance is far extra vital than expertise. simply because such a lot of proficient humans fall through the wayside."
--James Michener

The background of writing is filled with authors striving to achieve a hyper-competitive publishing global, contending with brokers, editors, publishers, critics, and occasionally the best problem of all - in a single day luck. For the entire extaordinary alterations that experience lately taken position, notwithstanding, there are some things that stay an analogous. Getting released nonetheless calls for patience, guidance, and smarts, in addition to an figuring out of ways the company works, the place it has been, and the place it truly is going.

An Insider's advisor to Publishing pulls again the curtain for thousands of released and aspiring authors, revealing Hemingway's recognized feuds, Poe's raving insanity, Capote's vengeful wit, and lots more and plenty extra. With shrewdpermanent insights and darkish humor to spare, David convenience, a thirty-year veteran of the publishing trenches, explores the achivements and faultures of literary masters and editorial workaholics to teach readers how they, too, can:

  • Use their creativity and composure to beat publishing pitfalls.
  • Work with brokers, editors, publishers, and critics like a pro.
  • Deal with rejection - and good fortune - whereas warding off the madhouse.
  • Navigate the professionals and cons of either conventional and self-publishing.

An Insider's advisor to Publishing stocks the depraved wit and knowledge of a few of the craziest and such a lot bold authors and editors of all time - proving that even the proficient desire good fortune, pluck, patience, and the interior scoop in this swiftly altering that allows you to succeed!

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