The Race to the Moon

Author: Jim Ottaviani,Zander Cannon,Kevin Cannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416986820

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 5827

In graphic novel format, presents the story of two world superpowers racing to land a man on the moon, and the people who worked on the project.

How to Use Hyphens

Twenty-one Rules of Hyphenation

Author: Kirk Mahoney, Ph.D.

Publisher: Kirk Mahoney, Ph.D.


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 66

View: 6440

Which of These Sentences Has a Hyphenation Mistake? * The winner of the pie-eating contest ate ninety nine pies. * The seven-foot tall man was obvious in the crowd. * Her two-thirds share of the business meant that she called the shots. * She owned two-thirds of the voting stock in the business. * He preferred to use a 200 millimeter lens to photograph birds. * She preferred to use a 300 mm lens to photograph birds. * This climate requires that you air condition your house in the summer. * That city typically has a 30-inch rain-fall annually. * He asked, "When will my drycleaning be ready?" * That tennis player's under-hand return is super-fast. * His fans loved his self-deprecating humor. * My ex sister-in-law is a very kind woman. * What is an 'anti-question' to the news magazine's editor? * The foilless airplane fell to the ground. * Creditors do not mind when customers predate their bill paying checks. How to Use Hyphens will teach you how to find and fix all mistakes! Plus, hyphenation can be fun, once you learn the twenty-one rules in How to Use Hyphens. Learn about suspended hyphens, special prefixes and suffixes, and even how a hyphen is different from a dash in this valuable book!

F Minus

Author: Tony Carrillo

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740768395

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 484

Short on life lessons, precious moments, and pearls of wisdom, Tony Carrillo's F Minus takes on life's serious issues by pinning them to the ground and stealing their lunch money. (Then it feels a little bit guilty and gives some of the money back.)Author's web site: www.fminus.net

The Hyphen

Between Judaism and Christianity

Author: Jean-François Lyotard,Eberhard Gruber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573926355

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

View: 7033

This brilliant and engaging critical encounter between Jean-Franìois Lyotard and Eberhard Gruber has as its focus a single punctuation mark-the hyphen connecting "Jew" and "Christian" in the expression "Judeo-Christian." While focusing on the nature, meaning, and function of this hyphen, the authors are able to analyze many of the essential differences between Judaism and Christianity, as well as the most significant historical and political consequences of these differences from the Roman Empire to the Shoah. Beginning with a reading of the Letters of Paul, they contrast the Jewish and Christian positions on a variety of issues ranging from emancipation, history, sacrifice, incarnation, faith, law, and sexual difference to the value that is accorded reading, writing, and interpretation within these two traditions.

Writing Off the Hyphen

New Critical Perspectives on the Literature of the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Author: Jose L. Torres-Padilla,Carmen Haydee Rivera

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029580016X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 4107

The sixteen essays in Writing Off the Hyphen approach the literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora from current theoretical positions, with provocative and insightful results. The authors analyze how the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans is played out in the context of class, race, gender, and sexuality and how other themes emerging from postcolonialism and postmodernism come into play. Their critical work also demonstrates an understanding of how the process of migration and the relations between Puerto Rico and the United States complicate notions of cultural and national identity as writers confront their bilingual, bicultural, and transnational realities. The collection has considerable breadth and depth. It covers earlier, undertheorized writers such as Luisa Capetillo, Pedro Juan Labarthe, Bernardo Vega, Pura Belpr�, Arturo Schomburg, and Graciany Miranda Archilla. Prominent writers such as Rosario Ferr� and Judith Ortiz Cofer are discussed alongside often-neglected writers such as Honolulu-based Rodney Morales and gay writer Manuel Ramos Otero. The essays cover all the genres and demonstrate that current theoretical ideas and approaches create exciting opportunities and possibilities for the study of Puerto Rican diasporic literature.

The Blessing of a B Minus

Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers

Author: Wendy Mogel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542043

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 206

View: 4651

Counsel parents of teens on how to overcome anxiety and dependence in older children by drawing on a Jewish system of character refinement that focuses on developing a young person's sound judgment.

Minus 148 Degrees, Anniversary Edition

First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

Author: Art Davidson

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594858659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3076

CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "This finely crafted adventure tale runs on adrenaline but also something else: brutal honesty." —The Wall Street Journal "I couldn't lay it down until it was all finished (12:40 a.m.!)... A fascinating and beautifully-written story." —Bradford Washburn * One of National Geographic Adventure's "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" * Spring 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley * New edition includes a revised preface, new prologue, and new afterword describing more recent winter attempts on McKinley In 1967, eight men attempted North America's highest summit: Mount McKinley (now known as Denali) had been climbed before—but never in winter. Plagued by doubts and cold, group tension and a crevasse tragedy, the expedition tackled McKinley in minimal hours of daylight and fierce storms. They were trapped at three different camps above 14,000 feet during a six-day blizzard and faced the ultimate low temperature of -148° F. Minus 148° is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary excerpts from team members George Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions—and ultimate triumph—with an honesty that has made this gripping survival story a mountaineering classic for over 40 years. Minus 148° is featured among many "best of" reading lists, including National Geographic Adventure's "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of all Time." "At twenty-two I came to regard the first expedition to Mt. McKinley in the winter as a journey into an unexplored land. No one had lived on North America's highest ridges in the winter twilight. No one knew how low the temperatures would drop, or how penetrating the cold would be when the wind blew. For thousands of years McKinley's storms had raged by themselves." —Minus 148° This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.

High Moor 2


Author: Graeme Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957010352

Category: Horror tales

Page: 354

View: 683

The people of High Moor are united in horror at the latest tragedy to befall their small town. As dawn breaks, the town is left to count the cost and mourn its dead, while breathing a collective sigh of relief. John Simpson, the apparent perpetrator of the horrific murders, is in police custody. The nightmare is over. Isn't it? Detective Inspector Phil Fletcher and his partner, Constable Olivia Garner, have started to uncover some unsettling evidence during their investigations of John Simpson's past - evidence that supports his impossible claims: that he is a werewolf, and will transform on the next full moon to kill again. However a new threat is now lurking in the shadows. A mysterious group have arrived in High Moor, determined to keep the existence of werewolves hidden. And they will do anything to protect their secret. Anything at all...

Love Minus Eighty

Author: Will McIntosh

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316217778

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1851

In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in a disquieting vision of romantic life in the century to come. There's Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling in love. Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves. And Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center near its inception, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen partner as the years pass. In this daring and big-hearted novel based on the Hugo-winning short story, the lovelorn navigate a world in which technology has reached the outer limits of morality and romance.

Book Blueprint

How Any Entrepreneur Can Write an Awesome Book

Author: Jacqui Pretty

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683502310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 7796

With the availability of self-publishing services and the rise of the entrepreneur as a thought leader, writing a book is becoming more appealing to an increasing number of small business owners. The problem? Most small business owners aren’t writers, have never written a book before, are time poor and don’t know where to start. While many want to write a book, they worry about investing months of their time and thousands of their dollars to write something that isn’t any good, or to not even finish. Book Blueprint gives a step-by-step framework that any entrepreneur can follow to write a great book quickly, even if they’re not a writer.

Blood Hyphen

Author: Kenny Williams

Publisher: Oberlin

ISBN: 9780932440549


Page: 84

View: 4492

It s rare for a first book to demonstrate the confidence and distinctive voice of Blood Hyphen. Through the publication of individual poems in journals over several years, readers have become aware of Kenny Williams as a strikingly original writer, but the range and depth of his achievement in this collection are remarkable. Williams handles big concerns faith, hurricanes, history, the conundrum of the body with sly humor, assurance, and poise, instantly establishing himself as a mature and memorable presence."

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3023

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Two Minus One

A Memoir

Author: Kathryn Taylor

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631524550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 6050

“You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty-year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband’s career. But five years later, in a car packed with food she has carefully prepared to nourish her husband’s dying brother, the other shoe does drop. Taylor’s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, “done with the marriage and doesn’t want to talk about it.” With this, the life Taylor has come to know is over. Relying on the strength of a lifelong friend who refuses to let her succumb to the intense waves of grief, she slowly begins to find her way out of grief. Over the course of two years, through appointments with attorneys and therapists, purging shared belongings, and pushing herself to meet new people and do new things, Taylor not only regains a sense of control in her life, she also learns to enjoy the new life she has built, the friendships she’s formed—and to savor her newfound strength.

Life on the Hyphen

The Cuban-American Way

Author: Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292735995

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6560

With fascinating insights into how both ordinary and famous Cuban-Americans, including Desi Arnaz, Oscar Hijuelos, Gloria Estefan, and José Kozer, have lived 'life on the hyphen', this is an expanded, updated edition of the classic, award-winning study of Cuban-American culture.

Born Minus: From Shoeshine Boy to News Publisher, an Italian-American Journey

Author: Armand Miele

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257941704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2911

Armand Miele's unique memoir, based on his biography and his musings for the Rockland County Times, tells the American struggle from every angle, from growing up with less than zero in the Depression-era Bronx, to building a successful business, to battling terminal cancer and winning, and surviving the devastating loss of a child. In his senior years, he revived the weekly Rockland County Times from bankruptcy, restoring a local institution and staunchly supporting the independent press.

If You Were a Minus Sign

Author: Rebecca Fjelland Davis

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404847898

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2865

Primary math concepts are introduced using creative examples, easy-to-understand text and art illustration.

Minus Me

Author: Oneworld Publications

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780746946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9967

As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Before I Fall, Minus Me raises thought-provoking questions about love and death, and will become a word-of-mouth YA phenomenon

Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide

Author: Jonathan Gennick

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552619

Category: Computers

Page: 584

View: 5260

Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQLPlus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user.The new second edition of Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQLPlus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform.With Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly: write and execute script files generate ad hoc reports extract data from the database query the data dictionary tables customize an SQLPlus environment and much more It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction.This book is truly the definitive guide to SQLPlus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

The Century dictionary

an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language

Author: William Dwight Whitney,Benjamin Eli Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 8865

This Can't Be Legal

An F Minus Collection

Author: Tony Carrillo

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740781367

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 3443

F Minus makes the grade. Creator Tony Carrillo brings us a profoundly funny strip that asks the following questions: Why are we here? What is life all about? Can I take only one shower per week if it's seven times the normal length? This very funny, quirky comic strip was chosen by more than 200,000 college students as the winner of the mtvU Strips Contest. F Minus is a strip short on life lessons, precious moments, and pearls of wisdom. It tackles life's serious issues, pins them to the ground, and steals their lunch money. Then it feels a little bit guilty and gives some of it back. "I draw my material from my experiences at a wide array of failed careers," says Carrillo. "Over time, I have worked as a pizza cook, Web site designer, dancing costumed character, portrait artist, insurance drone, waiter, custom framer, camel ride attendant at the zoo, and the guy at the airport that waves orange wands at the airplanes. As varied as these jobs were, eventually I had the profound realization that they all had two important things in common: each offered a wealth of comedic inspiration and there was always a creepy guy named Larry." Life isn't fair. But it sure is funny in F Minus. * Carrillo began his drawing career while attending Arizona State University. F Minus appeared in the college newspaper, The State Press, for two years. * In December 2004, the strip was named the winner of the 2004 mtvU Strips Contest, as chosen by judges Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and David Rees, creator of Get Your War On, as well as more than 200,000 online voters.