Take a trip to Italy in this “introspective, moving, and honest” (Publishers Weekly) novel by bestselling author David Levithan (Every Day; Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) in which fledgling family bonds are threatened by new love. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it's no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren't together nearly as much. And when Julia suddenly decides that maybe it's Danny she's really interested in, Danny has a decision to make: does he honor his relationship with the brother he thinks hates him, or does he follow his heart, which sorely needs some repairing of its own?Elijah and Danny don’t think they have anything in common except their parents. Danny thinks Elijah is a lazy, slacking, clueless dreamer who doesn’t know how to make a living. Elijah thinks Danny is a workaholic, stuck-up, soulless drone who doesn’t know how to make a life. Yes, they’re brothers. Then their parents trick them into taking a trip to Italy together. Nine days of escape. Nine days of somewhere else. Elijah and Danny aren’t sure it’s going to work. Until they each meet a girl—the same girl. Julia. And nothing will ever be the same again. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS From the Hardcover edition.
We live in exciting times. the frontiers of physics have been pushed to unprecedented horizons. the Holy Grail of fundamental physics research today is to find and describe a theory that explains, at least in principle, all physical phenomena, which in turns explains chemistry, biology and other material sciences. This, however, is not without controversy. the current candidate for such a theory is known as string or superstring theory. It suffers from the problem of being a purely mathematical science with no experimental backing and belief in it has been criticized as bordering on "faith" as opposed to scientific scrutiny. On the other hand the recent switching-on of our most advanced experimental tool, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, gives new hope in our search for clues as to what the universe is made of on a fundamental level. What happened exactly on, or even before, the Big Bang? Where are we coming from and where are we going? Questions that have never been addressed before by physicists. the game is afoot and the search is on. This book contains articles by leading physicists describing the current situation. Among them are proponents as well as opponents of string theory, proponents of other ideas, and experimentalists.
Every day family life with a big dose of humor. Think Bombeck and Dave Barry...then think again. Dr. Monica Anderson--mother, grandmother, humorist and dentist has a unique style that delivers a dose of laughter you'll never forget!
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21:5-7 (KJV) 'Jason Bargo's book has elbowed its way into an already crowded field by way of Jason's unabashed passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his thorough work with the Old Testament texts Revelation so heavily depends upon and his willingness to Biblically differ with prior approaches to the Revelation. Agree or disagree, this work is worth investigation.' Robert Franklin Sr. Pastor, Main Street Church Are We There Yet?, from new author Jason Bargo, takes the reader on a guided tour of the book of Revelation, presented in an easy-to-understand format. After years of studying the final book of the Bible, the author felt led to share his ideas with others. An insightful, useful topical reference, Are We There Yet? provides an in-depth look at the events described in the book of Revelation; events that may not be too far off. This is Revelation like you've never seen it before. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3 (KJV)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Larson family head out in their space-RV on a vacation trip to Venus when the mini-disasters start piling up, soon leading to an age-old refrain… "Are we there yet?" A science fiction humor short story.
Over 100 brilliant car games to keep the kids amused and Mum and Dad sane! Contains classic car games, family favourites and many, many more Entertaining, fun and brilliantly distracting, it's the perfect gift for all the family Car journeys can be a right pain in the bum. Not just because it means hours and hours of sitting down but also because trying to keep the kids happy, content and amused for all that time can be difficult, stressful and can lead to unhappy campers. With Are We There Yet? those days are over. This hilarious, fun and entertaining book has more than 100 classic car games to keep the kids amused, so they won't need to distract mums and dads. Parents will no longer be pulling their hair out with frustration and instead the whole family will arrive at their destination in one, sane piece! Includes the much-loved games Pub Cricket, Red Car!, Aggressive Carrot!, I Spy!. Bing Who?, Hide and Seek, Rock, Waving Chicken plus many, many more! Entertaining and fun, Are We There Yet? is the perfect gift for all the family!
The way I remember it. Barb and her sister Kitty leave husbands home and take their collective gaggle of eight young children from Florida and Mississippi all the way to California for their summer vacation. These two thirty-something moms and their off spring wander into harms way more than once in this fun action filled adventure. There is plenty of suspense and mystery, there's witch craft and UFO's, western folk lore and even a little romance along the highway as they camp across America in a homemade camper In the summer of 1975. Things were different then.
Teen-aged Ben and Ray Shores run away from their farm in north Florida in 1918 to play professional baseball while many older men were serving in World War I. Ben parlays his baseball career into successful speculation in the 1920s Florida land boom and later on Wall Street. After his wife drowns in a 1928 hurricane, Ben takes a freighter to Australia, where he meets sugar plantation owners and other business men. A cricket bowler teaches him the grip and delivery of the googly, which he adapts to develop a new baseball curve. When his baseball career ends, he emigrates to Australia, where he becomes a highly successful business man, flying his own airplane to supervise his far-flung construction contracts. Through his assistance in hunting down a Japanese submarine that had shelled his home of Townsville in 1942, he becomes a minor war hero. His story is narrated by Ray, a University of Florida graduate and teacher and Ben's assistant in the land speculation. Ray's happy marriage is juxtaposed to Ben's own tragic courtship and marriage.