"Gleason mixes historical mysteries with current events and exciting technology—creating a fast-paced story that takes you on an action-packed ride!” --New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon In the tradition of Clive Cussler comes the first novel in an exciting series of thrilling adventure, high-stakes international threats, and lost treasures.... Moscow, 1560: A lost Byzantine library...last seen in the possession of Russia's Ivan the Terrible... Siberia, 1942: A World War II female fighter pilot crashes in the mountains of Siberia and is taken away by a small, mysterious tribe... United States, 2007: Four simultaneous earthquakes erupt across the United States in areas without fault lines.... Marina Alexander lives for adventure. She pilots small planes in order to participate in search and rescue missions with her dog, deep in the most dangerous caves on earth. She also studies antiquities at the University of Michigan, and is just about to depart on the most important trip of her career when she is swept into an adventure of high-stakes, international intrigue--for little does she know, she has a connection to a dangerous group of eco-terrorists that will bring her face to face with them--and leave her with a terrible choice. From the deep, dangerous caves of mid-Pennsylvania to the southern shore of Lake Superior, to the desolate mountains of Siberia and the slick urban oil center of Riyadh, Siberian Treasure will take readers on a fast-paced, thrilling ride. "...there's nothing better than a book by [C.M.] Gleason!" --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Ready for Adventure? The NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. Here’s a quick tour through the features: “Life in Bible Times” Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days “People in Bible Times” offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible “Did You Know?” provides interesting facts that help you better understand God’s Word. “Let’s Live It!” include hands-on activities to help you apply biblical truths to your life. “Words to Treasure” highlight great verses to memorize. A Dictionary/concordance for those tricky words. Book Introductions for basic facts about each book of the Bible (who wrote it, where it took place, and why it was written). 20 color pages with games, a scavenger hunt, and other Bible fun, with a jungle safari theme. 8 pages of color maps. The complete text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV), written at a third grade reading level and the perfect stepping stone to the NIV.
Adventures provides first-hand accounts of the best and most exciting outdoor adventures in the Southwest, giving readers the exact information they need to create their own adventures. Included are stories on sandboarding at the Amargosa and Sand Mountain dunes, canyoneering in Zion's Right Fork, horsepacking in the Humboldt Range, snowboarding in the Wasatch Range, rock climbing at Mt. Charleston's The Hood, hiking Coyote Gulch, mountain biking Bootleg Canyon, and llama trekking the Arizona Strip. Listed for each trip are driving directions, camping and fee information, pack and equipment suggestions, maps, park schedules, and trail conditions.
Grab your parka and compass and get ready for a thrilling trek through God’s Word! This 365-day devotional is filled with exciting daily devotions inspires readers to read about, write about, and, most importantly, live out their faith. The Adventure Bible is #1, recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids. The illustrated, full-color NIV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions: Polar Exploration Edition takes kids on a thrilling, enriching quest through the Bible. This 365-day devotional with all-new content includes topics on self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more! Boys and girls will learn more about God and the Bible and be inspired to live a life of faith, the greatest adventure of all. A companion to the NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition, this devotional book is perfect for readers aged 8 to 12. NIV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions: Polar Exploration Edition includes: Trusted, #1 Adventure Bible brand content in a frosty new theme Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout Devotional topics on self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more Topical and Scripture indexes
The Adventure Bible keeps getting better. Its exciting features make learning about faith and growing up spiritually a thrilling journey. Twenty full-color pages offer inspiring activities set to a jungle safari theme. Life in Bible Times whisks you off to the ancient world to discover what life was like back then, with illustrations showing what people ate, where they slept, what kinds of work they did and more. From Jehu to Jesus, People in Bible Times reveals who’s who in the Scriptures. Words to Treasure highlights valuable verses to memorize. Did You Know? gives you insight into God’s Word and turns you into a Bible trivia master. Live It! suggests fun activities to help you remember the truths of the Bible and apply them. The Adventure Bible also features introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible, a dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words, and color maps to help you locate places in the Bible. The Adventure Bible is America’s bestselling children’s Bible—over 5 million sold!
Adventure Sports Photography, by renowned photographer and workshop leader Tom Bol, combines personal stories from field experience with expert photo technique. Aspiring outdoor photographers, both adventure sports shooters and outdoor photography enthusiasts, will find this book to be a valuable reference and guide. It covers everything an adventure sports shooter needs to know to get the shot–from packing and organizing gear for an afternoon shoot of rock climbing at the local crag to a month-long sea kayaking expedition. You’ll explore composition and creative angles for stunning adventure sports images, and learn in-depth techniques for using speedlights and strobes for creative lighting when you’re shooting in the field. This book also shows you how to create a sequence shot and set up an effective digital workflow. In addition to creating environmental portraits, you’ll find out how to produce quality video of adventure sports. Tom Bol has been photographing adventure sports for more than 25 years, documenting adventures on every continent, and his work has been published worldwide. He is a regular contributor to Digital Photo magazine, and he’s been recognized as one of National Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s Top Visionaries” for his photography. Tom’s work has been featured by Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he is a Sandisk Extreme Team member. PDN readers voted Tom one of the photography world’s best workshop leaders. He is also an instructor at Kelby Training, Maine Photo Workshops, Photo Quest Adventures, and Strabo Photo Tours.
Author Belva Boroditsky Thomas loves adventure. She looks for adventure. She creates adventure. She yearns for adventure. Thomas may not climb the Himalayas or search for sunken treasure, but shes always ready to take on the forces of nature working through her life and her relationships. In The Longest Adventure, Thomas shares her life adventure, beginning with her birth in 1929. Growing up in a warm, self-reliant, Yiddish-speaking community in Winnipeg, Canada. She became aware early on of the world her parents came from and the wider world around her she could move into if she tried. Leaving both a religious and richly cultural community for an operatic career with the Arts Council Opera Group and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Great Britain, she discovered the richness to be found in the music of the great composers and became a promoter of this art form for the rest of her working years. Marriage to a Welsh teacher of English and a seeker of his own spiritual path in Subud and motherhood with five gifted children was followed by entrepreneurial social work in the creation and development of a community cultural organization, the Preville Fine Arts Centre. She served as chairwoman of the regional school commission that introduced the French immersion program to Canada. This memoir narrates the adventurous story of one woman who took a leap from one world to another, a plunge from one career to another, and a step from religion to humanism.
These post-reading activities for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the novel. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
These assessment questions for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
These assessment questions for Flora and Ulysses are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
... [offers] a bountiful amount of concise information... goes beyond the usual sights to present lesser-known options. Maps embellish the down-to-earth text. Prodigy Travel Board. The ideal traveling companion, and a wonderful book for the armchair traveler. Midwest Book Review. ... packs in fine details. Reviewer's Bookwatch. Highly recommended... Library Journal. The focus of this book is the Alaska Marine Highway, which serves as a lifeline for many coastal communites in Alaska. This ferry system - a total of nine boats - links tiny coastal communites and large cities alike. It runs from Washington, up the Inside Passage, all the way to the Aleitians in the far north, a total of 3,500 miles. The Adventure Guide to The Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska follows this route, telling you everything you need to know about the ships themselves, the sights and the towns. Tours on land - flightseeing, kayaking, canoeing, boating - are covered. The book is targeted at anyone traveling in this region, not just those taking the ferry, and has full information on what to see and do in each town, where to stay and eat and how to get out of town. Extensive details about wildlife, including the best places to see some, and how to be an eco-conscious traveler.
The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.
It may not be obvious why someone like myself would write my memoir. I am not a famous person. I am not a professional athlete. I am not a politician. I am not even known in my local area of North Carolina. I do not fit into any of these typical categories of autobiographical writers. However, as in most people, I have a story to tell that is unique from many and common to some. We all have stories that people can relate to and sympathize with, if only we just tell them. I find a great relief when I learn that others have survived similar struggles that I am going through. I am living proof that it is possible to live through many things and come out the other side a better person...
The Story of Don McClure : from Khartoum to Addis Ababa in Five Decades
Author: Charles Partee
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Social Science
The story of Don McClure describes five decades of adventurous commitment to serving some of the most primitive people of Sudan and Ethiopia in the middle years of the 20th century. The lively narrative of life among the Shulla, Nuer, Dinka, Anuak, and Somali reads like a well-crafted fiction. Adventure in Africa is a winsome and challenging account of a wonderfully human, incredibly brave, relentlessly energetic, and completely happy man who devoted half a century to East Africa when he was shot to death in 1977.
Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of school children, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob's or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! Ranulph Fiennes: 'A wonderful true tale of adventure.' Bear Grylls: 'You are going to enjoy this...as a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff!'
Using a model of life as a series of lessons, this collection of life-changing experiences, ideas, and perceptions illustrates the author’s transformational technology of self-study—a technique of using life experiences for positive forward growth rather than rehashing experiences and remaining trapped in the past. The affirmation that humans are unique, beautiful, innocent, and capable of growth invigorates every page.
Join in as God invites Lily on a journey where she is given the tools to leading a life full of grace! All the while, God encourages her to use her unique ability to draw pictures that are revealed to her each day as Bible verses are shared. Follow along as Lily as she shares her adventures and learns Bible truths through her drawings. Do you have a special talent that God gave you? Come learn about how fun that can be through Lily's Art Adventures with God.