A year ago, NASCAR star Evangeline Marshall barely escaped death in a tragic crash. Evie is plagued by nightmares and fears racing again, but she doesn’t want to give up her dream. Blythe Pierce, renowned photographer, struggles with her own demons, having worked in one warzone after another. Blythe witnessed Evie Marshall’s crash through her camera and is impressed by Evie’s courage. She persuades Evie to allow her to document her recovery and return to racing. Blythe finds Evie irresistibly attractive and fears she can’t hide it. Evie in turn is mesmerized by the loving but enigmatic Blythe. But as Blythe’s past catches up with her and Evie’s fears grow as her first race nears, can they find the strength to triumph over their pasts and find love together?
A high school athlete must choose between track and football in this novel—perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green—by the author of Perfect Game. Ninth-grader Tim Beeman is eager to find his place at his elite new school. When he breaks the record for the fifty-yard dash during the first week of classes, he reveals his special talent: speed. Before long, the track and football teams are both urging him to join their ranks. But where will he feel most comfortable, and be able to put his running skills to best use? Tim is torn. He would definitely be an asset to the track team, but he’s drawn to the more prestigious football program. He’s eager to join such a popular group and feels he has a lot to offer them, but he can’t shake a lingering fear of being injured. How can Tim make the most of his talents and at the same time satisfy his own needs? In Speed Demon, Fred Bowen, author and Washington Post KidsPost sports columnist, tackles relatable dual-athlete issues like making choices and maintaining friendships, meanwhile offering a serious exploration of the topic of player safety. Discussion Guide available
Demon Carburetors provides readers with a detailed look at carburetor theory and operation as well as guidance for choosing the correct, high-performance unit. Detailed, exploded views of each of the Demon Carburetors, the Road Demon, Speed Demon, Race Demon, and King Demon give a better understanding of each model. Straight-forward advice on tuning for the street and strip along with modifications for drag, oval, and road racing are also included. For automotive enthusiasts.
Imagine what would happen if your inner voices could materialise and interact with the world around you, changing shape and acting on their own will at the very time you needed to be at your most focused. Imagine if every antic, every argument, and every mishap these voices led you into was actually imprinting on your memory powerful visual associations ready to be recalled with ease as you walked into your driving theory test well equipped to pass with flying colours the first time. Imagine no more.Red, Green, and Amber are three specialist drivers prepared to do whatever it takes to become the driver for The Big Boss’s next job. They don’t yet know what the job is, but Big Boss has promised the cargo will be priceless. First, they must compete against each other in a gruelling two day round-the-country road race until three become one.‘The rules of engagement are simple. Avoid speeding fines, parking tickets... in fact, any violation that could draw attention to yourselves. If you are arrested at any point along the way, your participation in the interview process will end there.’ Red suspected he was going to have a problem with all of the above.With every aspect of the theory test invisibly woven into each scene, The Demon Road packs a genuinely memorable punch and delivers an explosive twist ending. It has been written with anyone studying to drive and pass their theory test in mind but is a must read for anybody driving on UK roads today. Author Richard reads widely, but is most inspired by the surreal writings of Haruki Murakami and Natsuo Kirino.
Book 1 in the Phineas and Ferb Novels series. Join Phineas, Ferb and their sister Candace in one adventure after another! A great chapter book perfect for readers who are ready to move to the next level, and enjoy their first novels.
Movement composes the day-to-day and mundane to the extra-ordinary internal forests of our bodies. nomadic sojourns journal takes the creative leap to explore such movement(s) through the lens' of a number of different fields and mediums. This year's topics: the Zhiguli, love, life, and mishaps along the way, art, political movements (or the lack thereof), cockroaches and office life, drag racing, Shakti, and reparations for slavery.
It’s never too early to begin cultivating future leaders from today’s youth.
40 Story’s integrates visual art and storytelling to help youth explore their core leadership skills. Inspired by the 40 Developmental Assets created by the Search Institute, 40 Story’s helps people strive to become healthier and more caring citizens. This project has brought together over 50 kids and teens to establish a thought provoking book on youth leadership through storytelling.
Participating youth have united to uniquely express these 40 Developmental Assets in their own way, portraying how youth view empowerment, personal power, positive values, and other building blocks of healthy development.
In 40 Story’s, the assets necessary to inspire and encourage the leaders of tomorrow are interwoven in an enjoyable and original way.
“What great lessons for young people...and elders as well. This amazing book written by young adults contains words for ALL of us to live by and stories that bring to life these lessons. An absolutely delightful read that should be shared with family and community." ~Marty Evans, Former Pres., Amer. Red Cross/ Pres., LPGA/Exec. Dir., Girl Scouts USA/Sup’t US Naval Postgrad. School
The royalties from this book will be donated to help fight hunger and support youth programs around the world.
An inexperienced sorceress must retrieve a priceless artifact from the enchantress who stole it, break the curse on her half-demon boyfriend, and stop her friends from turning on each other before the enchantress calls down doomsday. When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday amulet, crystal sorceress Dru Jasper has only twenty-four hours to get it back before the world will come to a fiery end. With this supernatural amulet in hand, the enchantress intends to break the sixth seal of the apocalypse scroll--making the seas boil, the stars fall from the sky, and the earth itself split apart. Overall, bad news. Dru must hit the road to get the amulet back. But she suspects her half-demon boyfriend, Greyson, and his demon-possessed muscle car, Hellbringer, are hiding a dark secret. Can she trust them to help her stop doomsday? Worse, tracking down the enchantress runs Dru smack up against a pack of killer shape-shifters, the grim mystery of a radioactive ghost town, and a dangerous speed demon even more powerful than Hellbringer. As the clock runs out, Dru is locked in a high-speed chase with the enchantress, fighting a fierce, magical duel she can never win alone. Can Dru and her sorcerer friends unravel Hellbringer's secrets, outwit the shape-shifters, and retrieve the stolen amulet before the dawn of doomsday?
A Spot of Trouble An innocent piece of Mundane Snail Mail has provoked the dreaded Demon Jupiter to hurl his Red Spot at the magical land of Xanth. As the dire Dot draws closer, the unwelcome ordeal of saving the enchanted realm falls to Umlaut, an unlikely lad with an unknown past and an uncertain future. With a handful of colorful companions at his side, Umlaut must unravel a high-stakes intergalactic puzzle, uncover the secret of his mysterious past, and learn to understand the urgings of his own heart. It might have been the merest chance that brought Umlaut to Castle Zombie that morning and launched him on a harrowing adventure. But in the magical land of Xanth, things are seldom left to chance, and adventures lurk around every corner. An unassuming young man with a uncanny knack for attracting lovely young ladies and an uncommon talent for emulating anyone he wished, Umlaut was forced to flee a flock of overly friendly females by disguising himself as a Zombie girl. In his haste to find a hiding place, he found himself face-to-face with a dreadful dragon and feared he would soon meet his end. But in Xanth, things are seldom exactly as they seem, and he soon discovered that the dragon was really a sinuous female sea serpent named Sesame, with a gift similar to his own, who had become accidentally entrapped in the Castle's dungeon. When the two happen upon a packet of mail from Earth delivered by mischance to the Zombie King, they inadvertently set in motion a sinister scheme that could spell the end of Xanth. A letter they forward to the Demon Jupiter unexpectedly enrages him, causing him to send his own Red Spot hurtling toward Xanth. Soon everything is up in a heaval, for no one knows how to avert this interplanetary peril. Even the Good Magician Humfrey is baffled, for some strange force has obscured the future. In desperation, he instructs Umlaut and Sesame to deliver the remaining letters to their far-flung recipients, in the faint hope that this may somehow stop the Spot. As they set out on their appointed rounds, Umlaut and Sesame are soon joined by two feline friends, Jenny Elf's companion, Sammy Cat, and a lovely, prescient creature named Claire Voyant who can sometimes see the future. Beguiled and bedeviled by the delicious Demoness Metria, who uses her shapely assets to distract him from his goal, Umlaut leads his allies on an unforgettable odyssey to the farthest reaches of the enchanted realm, from the submicroscopic Nth Moon of Ida, and the home of all dreams and nightmares, to the unmagical land of Euphoria, where he meets a sweet and sprightly young girl named Surprise who captures his heart. But before Umlaut can complete his quest and return to his beloved, he must unravel the unfathomable puzzle of his own existence, which is somehow inextricably entwined with the fate of Xanth. A satisfyingly suspenseful tale filled with mystery, magic, and merriment, Up in a Heaval is exciting and entertaining fantasy adventure from the pen of a master storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
Kenzie?s on the fast track? to trouble. Guys can be annoying, but the demonic kind are the worst? That is how Kenzie Sutcliffe felt about Levi. He shot out of Kenzie?s shower, a.k.a. the demon hole, not too long ago. It was hard for Kenzie to close the portal?it involved her driving the family?s minivan into the kitchen. And what thanks does she get for that? She?s grounded, not allowed to drive, and getting chauffeured around by a demon whose driver?s license is dubious at best. Plus, the demon tells her, when one portal closes?another one opens? Even though Levi can be a pain, Kenzie just can?t let the other demons drag him back to hell. Guess that means it?s up to her to save the day?again!
When insidious spirits from beyond the grave try to get their clutches on the apocalypse scroll, Dru Jasper and her misfit friends are the only hope for stopping doomsday. Crystal shop owner and up-and-coming sorceress Dru Jasper is the unwilling guardian of the apocalypse scroll, an ancient instrument of destruction held in check by the last of seven wax seals. If the forces of darkness manage to break the final seal, the world will come to a fiery end. It's up to Dru to keep the scroll safe. No pressure or anything. When a chilling cohort of soul-devouring wraiths breaks free of the netherworld to get their ghostly fingers on the scroll, it's up to Dru and her friends to stop them. These freakishly evil spirits can kill with just a touch. To fight them, Dru needs a rare crystal older than the Earth itself. Her only hope of finding it is to race to a meteorite crater deep in the desert, with the wraiths right on her tail. But as her friends lose their magical powers to the life-draining evil of the wraiths, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The only chance to stop doomsday is for Dru to descend into the depths of the netherworld. There, she must unearth the secrets of a lost city and overcome a long-lost enemy from her past. Can she find a way to save her friends and safeguard the scroll forever--before the wraiths break the seventh seal and bring on doomsday?
Cutting-edge concepts made simple, it's not rocket science The media reports on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs can seem like a foreign language, from black holes, to dark matter and exoplanets to leap seconds. Finally get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. Science But Not As We Know It takes complex scientific ideas and breaks them down for the non-scientist, from explaining the size of the Universe, to how black holes work, Schroedinger's cat and the Higgs boson. Difficult ideas and theories are compared to everyday things we are familiar with - forces become armies and electrons have personalities. This book will have you saying 'I get it now!' over and over again. You no longer have to be a rocket scientist to understand rocket science.
Ever since we built machines that could transport us, there has been a desire to find ways to make them go faster. For some, going faster isn't enough - they want to be the fastest. This book celebrates those who have built the machines and driven them at ever greater speeds. This is The History of Speed. Bestselling motorsport writer Martin Roach tells the extraordinary story of those who have come to be obsessed by speed. From Camille Jenatzy, 'the Red Devil', who became the first man to drive at over 100kmh in 1899, through the golden age of Malcolm Campbell and his Bluebird, and on to the modern era of jet- and rocket-propelled cars, we have gone faster and faster. But this book is not just about these record-breakers, Roach also looks at the technology, the engines and the inventors who helped progress in speed at all levels, from Formula One to the supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes that are eagerly snapped up by collectors, rarely to be seen on the road. Accompanied by some of the most stunning images of the cars and those who made and drove them, Roach tells a wonderful story of innovation and invention. He talks to some of the great drivers to find out what inspires them to risk their lives, and finds out from engineers how they developed their ideas. Along the way, we hear some remarkable tale and anecdotes, but also find out how the pursuit of speed can also have its costs, with many tragic heroes and heroines falling along the way. If you've ever thrilled to the roar of a sports car engine, of loved the feel of the g-force as you accelerate away, or even looked on in wonder at a powerful engine, The History of Speed is a book that you will not want to miss out on.