Countdown to bedtime has begun, but every astronaut has to prepare. Moon boots, space costume, co-pilot... This gentle story introduces the numbers from one to ten. Children will adore the bright and fun illustrations and will be engrossed in the preparations for this exciting trip to outer space.
On 11 May 1998 the Indian government tested five nuclear devices some forty kilometres from Pokaran. Seventeen days later Pakistan tested nuclear devices of its own. About three months after the tests, Amitav Ghosh went to the Pokaran area, after which he visited Kashmir as part of the defence minister s entourage. He also went to the Siachen glacier in the Karakoram mountains where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have been exchanging fire since 1983. Ghosh then travelled through Pakistan and Nepal. Countdown is partly a result of these journeys and conversations with many hundreds of people of the subcontinent.
The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who finds her life and perspectives changing throughout the course of a week that is also marked by difficult family issues. By the National Book Award finalist author of Each Little Bird That Sings.
"Countdown to Freedom" is the story of a young Dutch boy from the big port city of Rotterdam, Holland who experienced first-hand the invasion of his country by the Nazis in 1940, the wanton bombing of the city by the German Luftwaffe, numerous bombings by the Allied Air forces, persecution of the Jewish population, reprisal killings, the gradual loss of all freedoms, the taking of thousands of slave laborers, the terrible 'hunger winter' of 1944/1945 when thousands of people starved to death and the dropping of food by B-17's and Lancasters to the starving population toward the end of the war. Throughout the war the desire to be free became an obsession. But not all was gloom and doom. There were funny moments and the population never lost its sense of humor. The family enjoyed some good times and laughed but those moments were always experienced under the oppressive Nazi cloak. Symbols of freedom were the contrails of thousands of bombers that would fly over Rotterdam on their way to targets in Germany and the lone Spitfire that one time swooped down low, rocked its wings several times, waved at us and then sped away. But it is not just Freedom for its own sake rather what in the end the cost of that freedom was. That is the story and the message the author would like to get across.
This work provides a portrait of Louis Farrakhan, who leads the Nation of Islam, the largest radical black Muslim organization in the USA, most of whose adherents are African Americans in the inner cities. Members have included Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali and the organization's appeal among young blacks has grown steadily, with its message being propagated by rap musicians, including Public Enemy.
Journey on an adventure that spans three worlds, an adventure full of action, mystery, intrigue, and suspense. A powerful missile has been stolen. A growing terrorist organization has laid down its demands. If their deadline isn't met, the destruction of half a planet will soon follow. Millions will die, and a vital economic agreement, created to unite the three habitable worlds of the Ziara system, will never come to pass. Having already mysteriously lost four of its top agents trying to track down the terrorist leader, the Bureau-the most known and feared organization in the charted galaxy-sends out its best agent to stop the terrorist threat before it is too late. Can Agent Jake Keeler put an end to the plans of the terrorists before the lives of millions are lost, or will the countdown begin toward the destruction that will change the face of the Ziara system forever?
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove ever more deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape. GAME 0VER