School is out for the summer, and The Saddle Club has big plans. Lisa, Carole and Stevie have all been invited to Wyoming to work on a ranch and help run a Western riding camp. The girls are looking forward to a great summer of fun and riding until Lisa’s parents break the terrible news: they want Lisa to go with them to Europe for a month. Lisa’s upset and she’ll be missing the chance to work as a ranch hand – how will she survive for four whole weeks without her best friends Stevie and Carole, and horses to ride? And how will Stevie and Carole get on in Wyoming without Lisa?
A SUMMER TO REMEMBER School is out for summer, and The Saddle Club has big plans. Lisa, Carole, and Stevie have been invited to Wyoming to work on a ranch and help run a Western riding camp. The girls are looking forward to a great summer of fun and riding until Lisas parents break the terrible news: they want Lisa to come to Europe with them for a month. For Lisa, its bad enough that shell be missing the chance to work as a ranch handhow will she survive for four whole weeks without her best friends Stevie and Carole, and horses to ride? A FRIEND IN NEED Its Thanksgiving time at Pine Hollow Stables, and the three members of The Saddle Club have each decided to do one good deed to celebrate the holiday. Stevie has offered to do some chores around the stable; Caroles invited stuck-up Veronica diAngelo to Thanksgiving dinner; and Lisa isnt sure what her generous act will beuntil she realises that theres a special horse at Pine Hollow that really needs her.
Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Second Biennial Update),Institute of Medicine
Author: Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Second Biennial Update),Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Third in a series of six congressionally mandated studies occurring biennially, this book is an updated review and evaluation of the available scientific evidence regarding the statistical association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam and various adverse health outcomes suspected to be linked with such exposures. As part of the review, the committee convened a workshop at which issues surrounding the reanalysis and the combination of existing data on the health effects of herbicide and dioxin exposure were addressed. This book builds upon the information developed by the IOM committees responsible for the 1994 original report, Veterans and Agent Orange, and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996, but will focus on scientific studies and other information developed since the release of these reports. The two previous volumes have noted that sufficient evidence exists to link soft tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and chloracne with exposure. The books also noted that there is "limited or suggestive" evidence to show an association with exposure and a neurological disorder in veterans and with the congenital birth defect spina bifida in veterans' children. This volume will be critically important to both policymakers and physicians in the federal government, Vietnam veterans and their families, veterans organizations, researchers, and health professionals.
Chris and his older sister Toni, along with their brother Danny, are spending two weeks on their grandparents' farm in Texas. It turns out that working on a farm is harder than they thought. This is an adventure of early rising, hard work, and good eating.
This book originated in a series of cross-disciplinary conversations in the years 1984-1990 between the editor, who is a physician-researcher involved in clinical and laboratory research, and a dioxin toxicologist. During the years in which the conversations took place, an extraordinary amount of new scientific literature was published related to dioxins, defined for purposes of this text as the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphe nyls (PCB's) and other compounds that are structurally and toxicologically similar to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7 ,8-TCDD), the most extensively studied and most toxic of this group of chemicals. Dioxins also began to interest not only chemists and toxicologists, but also specialists from diverse disciplines such as wildlife and environmental science, immunology, neuroscience,public health, epidemiology, med icine, government, law, sociology, and journalism. Specialists from such varied disciplines, while familiar with their own literature, frequently did not have time to follow the dioxin literature outside their specialty area. In addition, each specialty had unique knowledge, methods, and perspectives. Cross disciplinary conversation was necessary, but all too frequently, specialists from the various disciplines did not speak the same language, resulting in misunderstanding.
Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee to Review the Evidence Regarding the Link Between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes
Author: Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee to Review the Evidence Regarding the Link Between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes
Publisher: National Academies Press
In response to the concerns voiced by Vietnam veterans and their families, Congress called upon the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to review the scientific evidence on the possible health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. This call resulted in the creation of the first NAS Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides in 1992. The committee published its initial findings in the 1994 report Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam. This report is the result of a 1999 request from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) under the aegis of the Veterans and Agent Orange research program. Specifically, DVA asked the committee to examine evidence regarding the association, if any, between Type 2 diabetes and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam. Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes reviews the scientific evidence regarding the association, if any, between Type 2 diabetes1 and exposure to dioxin2 and other chemical compounds in herbicides used in Vietnam. This report examines, to the extent that available data permitted meaningful determinations, (1) whether a statistical association with herbicide exposure exists, taking into account the strength of the scientific evidence and the appropriateness of the statistical and epidemiologic methods used to detect the association; (2) the increased risk of the disease among those exposed to herbicides during Vietnam service; and (3) whether there is a plausible biological mechanism or other evidence of a causal relationship between herbicide exposure and the disease.
The Cattle Drive from Southwest Tom Lacey and Samuel Embers were outlaws who split from the Younger Brothers Gang. Their handles were the Nevada Kid and Smokey. After the robbery of the Kingston-Downey Express, they took honest jobs while seeking refuge at a prominent cattle ranch. Nevada had been shot through the left thigh, and taking on honest jobs was the only way Smokey could get his pard back on his feet again without getting captured. What they didnt figure into the equation was the ranchers beautiful, innocent young niece, Polly, falling in love with the Nevada Kid. She came from back East to live with her aunt and uncle and to teach at the local schoolhouse. Smokey had a very tough time keeping the beautiful girl from controlling his partners soul and destiny. Polly was the one witness to the robbery of the express who carried enough evidence against the two to get them imprisoned or, worse, hanged.
The Raintree (The Legend Unfolds) is a great story that is full of surprises. It begins in a small town with a lot of small-minded people. It then ends in a very big town and a lot of beautiful people. This story is about a woman who is examining her life. Coedette Raintree, the main character who is telling the story, will take you on an adventure of enormous proportions. You will relive it all with her, what her fears were as well as her failures. Coedette is trying to figure out if it was all worth it. Did she make the right decisions? Before it is all over, you have already gone to this breathtaking adventure. You will be introduced to some amazing people. You will know what it really is to love someone. This story takes you away as soon as you step foot on Peabody County. There are so many stories within this one story. It will take you on a spiritual journey. Enjoy!
The Last Story is the insight view of a collection of myths, legends, fables, prophecies, and facts of an object I discovered several years ago. I knew it had to be something of substantial importance to someone or had an origin beyond this world.
Author: Chere Jiusto,Christine W. Brown,Tom Ferris
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
Explore the hayloft, stalls, and hardware of a Montana barn and you will learn much about the state’s farm and ranch traditions. Crib barns, with walls of timber stacked like Lincoln logs, show the influence of French-Canadian and Scandinavian immigrants. Gambrel-roofed barns, which shed heavy snowfall and provide roomy haylofts, tell of the long Montana winters that necessitated ample hay storage. Tack rooms, once filled with harnesses and gear, tell of workhorses given shelter in heavy-duty stalls nearby. Beyond their utilitarian functions, barns are simply beautiful. Some stand proudly, their freshly painted red lines contrasting sharply with the golden wheat in surrounding fields. But some, less fortunate, are falling into disrepair. Marked by rotting timbers and broken windowpanes, these crumbling buildings still have much to teach us. Historic Barns of Montana presents the best, most unique, most significant, and most beautiful of these barns. Photographer Tom Ferris explored barns inside and out across Montana, snapping the hundreds of photographs in the book. Authors and architectural historians Chere Jiusto and Christine Brown help readers understand the significance of what they are looking at and tell the stories of individual barns. Historic Barns of Montana recognizes these buildings as both useful and beautiful, encourages their preservation, and honors the ranch and farm families that built them.
Tala Green is a young indian woman who has known her share of problems, but refuses to be beaten down. Being an outcast from her tribe for doing what was right, she finds a job on Gaven McClouds ranch. Due to threats to the ownership of the ranch, Tala is talked into marriage in name only. Helping out her best friend who is great with child, she helps to keep the woman from being treated to a savage attack that would cause her to lose the child. Ultimately, it is the womans husband who is behind all of their problems and it is up to Tala and Gavin to see to it a resolution is found.
Defending the Rancher's Daughter\The Rancher Bodyguard
Author: Carla Cassidy
THESE WILD WEST BODYGUARDS KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO RIDE TO THE RESCUE! DEFENDING THE RANCHER'S DAUGHTER Kate Sampson is lucky to be alive after nearly being trampled by a stampeding cattle herd—she has to be on alert every second. Professional bodyguard Zack West offers protection…and something a lot more dangerous. The sensual cowboy had branded her with his passion years ago. Now he's back, ready to claim her love all over again. THE RANCHER BODYGUARD Grace Covington had vowed never again to lay eyes on the hotshot defense attorney who'd broken her heart. But when her stepfather is murdered, her sister found holding the bloody knife, Charlie Black is the only one who can help. And he seems determined to prove he's a changed man, too, capable of protecting her—body and soul.
A contemporary cowboy romance box set. Now available as a box set, books 4 - 6 in the Carson Hill Ranch Series including:- Book 4 - Fighting For Love When a twister rips through Carson Hill Ranch and demolishes almost everything in sight, the family has a long road ahead of them as they try to pick up the pieces and put them back together. As brothers Anders and Joseph rush in to save the women they love, the end result tears apart the Carson family in ways that no one saw coming. Book 5 - Wishing For Love Seamus Carson has practically grown up with Gracie and has always seen her as the kid sister that fate denied him. Will Seamus and Gracie admit their feelings for each other, or will they continue to deny themselves until the day it almost tears the family apart? Book 6: Dying For Love Crystal Stapleton has everything a princess could want: ski vacations, a suite to herself in her parents' mansion, even her own Prince Charming. Too bad there's a mean streak lurking under the surface of her fiancé, one that her parents refuse to see. With her father's prodding to marry a well-connected and wealthy man and her mother's constant ugly domineering attitude, Crystal is prepared to do as she's told, regardless of how unhappy her future will be. But a chance two week stay at Carson Hill Ranch brings her not only a new found sense of freedom and joy, it also brings her face to face with the decidedly good looking and very unattached Jacob Carson. The more time she spends in Jacob's presence, the less certain she is about the future her parents have laid out for her. Will she accept the freedom a cowboy like Jacob can offer? Or will she do what she's expected to do, no matter how much it hurts her heart?
In this fourth book of the Captive Hearts series Hawk returns to the H-Bar-H ranch with his mother, Carrie, and his traumatized sister, Joeye. He will take over the running of the ranch while his stepfather, Whip, continues the search for Hawk’s missing younger brother. As they arrive at the train station in Arizona, Rebecca Anders nearly knocks Hawk down when she bumps into him. The mutual attraction is instantaneous and Hawk knows he wants to see her again. The H-Bar-H ranch is two hours from town, and Hawk now has the responsibility of not only managing the ranch, but also helping his mother with his sister. Will he find the time to pursue her? The problem is Hawk is not the only man out to capture Becky’s heart. Clyde Liston, who also happens to be Hawk’s ranch hand, has his eye on her as he needs a new mother for his son. Who will Becky choose? Will either one capture her heart?
Curl up with a cowboy this Christmas with these three heartwarming tales A FAMILY FOR THE RANCHER by Jenna Kernan Two years ago, Dillen Roach fell for wealthy debutante Alice Truett. Now she's at his door with his orphaned nephews in tow! Could Alice be the perfect Christmas gift for this solitary rancher? DANCE WITH A COWBOY by Kathryn Albright Kathleen Seridan is determined to leave the tragedy of her past behind her—including brooding cowboy Garrett. But with Christmas magic in the air, can she resist the warmth of his touch? CHRISTMAS IN SMOKE RIVER by Lynna Banning Gale McBurney is an utter mystery to rich "city girl" Lilah Cornwell. But to make Smoke River her home by Christmas, she'll have to let this rugged cattleman take the reins….