How to Stay Alive on a Motorcycle

A Funny Look at the World from Two Wheels

Author: Steve C. Holder

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 60

View: 266

This book provides a humorous insight into the different types of road users observed during my years of commuting. The mix of characterizations to predict road behaviour and solid tips to safe are designed to shift the odds a little to stay alive on a motorbike. The insights are supported by data sourced from the Department for Transport and the Office for National Statistics. It will appeal to bikers, scooter riders, concerned mums and car drivers alike. Your journeys will never be the same again! Do not buy this book if you are easily offended.

A New Dawn

Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series: Completely Unauthorized

Author: Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 608

Fans of the literary phenomenon known as the Twilight series can’t help wanting more. A New Dawn gives it to them, inviting readers to join some of their favorite YA authors as they look at the series with fresh eyes and fall in love with Edward, Bella and the rest of Forks, Wash., all over again. Edited by bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, A New Dawn is packed with the same debates readers engage in with friends: Should Bella have chosen Edward or Jacob? How much control do Meyer’s vampires and werewolves really have over their own lives? The collection also goes further: Is Edward a romantic or a (really hot) sociopath? How do the Quileute werewolves compare to other Native American wolf myths? What does the Twilight series have in common with Shakespeare? With contributions from Megan McCafferty, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine and many more, A New Dawn answers these questions and more for a teen (and adult!) audience hungry for clever, view-changing commentary on their favorite series.

Ghost Rider

Travels on the Healing Road

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: ECW Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 957

This bold narrative written by the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush shows how Peart tried to stay alive by staying on the move after the loss of his 19-year-old daughter and his wife. The book will be sold as part of the band's official merchandise during its 47-city American tour. 20 photos. 15 maps.

The Flying Piano Roll Man

Author: Hi Babit

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

View: 880

The remarkable life and times of Hi Babit Now at ninety-three, author Hi Babit tells the story of his life from birth until present. His autobiographical book, The Flying Piano Roll Man, recounts his experiences mostly as a piano roll maker, a pilot, and an inventor. The Flying Piano Roll Man divides the author’s life into four time spans: 1917–1930, 1931–1940, 1941–1945, and 1946 – to the present time. In three different chapters, the author also highlights his piano-roll years, his flying years, and his invention ideas. In detailed description, this volume narrates the author’s experience with his first piano teacher, his first job, and other work experiences that molded him into the person he is today. A person who wears multiple hats, the author has composed music, written songs, written lyrics for songs, made the master arrangements for piano rolls, done artwork when he was young, written articles for magazines, had a photo business, had a leather craft business, had a nail head business for clothing, was a clothing cutter in the garment line, learned flying and became a land-sea-glider pilot with a commercial rating, tunes pianos every day, rehearses shows and conducts them, played with many bands and in many restaurants, and so much more. These interesting facts will engross readers in this book. As an added incentive to buy this book, there are many original musical compositions that were done by Hi Babit, which are located at the end of the book in the Appendix.

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

Author: David Borgenicht

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 887

Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, this ruggedly handsome hardcover collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly artsfrom wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyard barbeque fires.

The Charlie Parker Collection 5-8

The Black Angel, The Unquiet, The Reapers, The Lovers

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 1393

View: 121

Books 5-8 in the Charlie Parker series, available together as a digital-only package. Charlie Parker's latest case in THE BLACK ANGEL starts with the disappearance of a young woman in New York. His hunt turns into an epic quest and marks a dawning realisation in Parker that there is another dimension to his crusade, a dangerous dimension that affects his personal life. In THE UNQUIET, Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. As Parker's investigation progresses, he finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Daniel Clay to be revealed, and those who want it to remain hidden at all costs. Angel and Louis take centre stage in THE REAPERS, where the elite killers themselves become targets. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. There they find themselves trapped, isolated and at the mercy of a killer feared above all others: the assassin of assassins, Bliss. Thanks to Parker, help is on its way. THE LOVERS shows Parker engaged on his most personal case yet: an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father. Parker's quest for that explanation reveals lies, secrets and betrayal.


Author: R.L Mortenson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 129

View: 235

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How to Survive Anywhere 2nd Edition

A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Wilderness Environments

Author: Christopher Nyerges

Publisher: Stackpole Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 328

Whether you're in an urban, suburban, rural, or wilderness environment, this book has all the information you need to survive a disaster. This book contains practical tips for anyone, anywhere, in almost any survival situation. • Updated and expanded sections about weapons, fire, and shelter • New graphics to illustrate survival techniques • Real solutions for both everyday life and disaster scenarios • Reflections on what it means to survive

Cat-Cup Clones

A Fictional Memoir

Author: Zahn Pesh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 970

"Why a fictional memoir and why the arcane language? . . . to tell a story about a youth who is mentally a pre-teenager while physically developing as an adult? Because the works I admire most seem to fall into that literary genre: Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Durrell, and more recent writings like Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and like Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. And because the youth, Vaney, expressed himself in arcane phrases like mama gift it to me and meaningful body language as well as mysterious seizures. Finally, why self-publish? Because the publishing industry may not yet be ready for major changes as it was unready for Proust, Joyce and others. Zahn Pesh hopes you enjoy this book."