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by Michael PronkoTokyo--City of Contradictions? Yes and no! The largest city in the world teems with chaotic energy and serene, human-scale beauty. Want to know the real city? Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronko opens up Tokyo life and reveals what’s beneath the gleaming, puzzling exterior of the biggest city in the world. Whether contemplating Tokyo’s odd-shaped bonsai houses, endless walls of bottles, pachinko parlors, chopstick ballet or the perilous habit of... more
by Jim Overmier
How football bridged two cultures: the hearing and the deaf.
The coach can hear; the players cannot. Creatively written and fun to read, you’ll enjoy this wonderfully unique, but true story of a high school football coach who accepts a job coaching quarterbacks on the world’s only deaf college football team. Follow the coach, his players, and their team, The Gallaudet Bison, as they embark upon the school’s first season of NCAA Football.
by C. R. (Chuck) DowningAs the subtitle state, this is "A Science Guy's Read on Writing." Over 8 chapters, the booklet explores how to find and idea and develop it into everything from a short story to a novella to a novel to a book series. Using the analogy of various types of gardening and farming, author C. R. Downing presents personal experience and advice gleaned from others over his writing career. Written in a conversational style, the booklet is designed for budding and experienced writers from teenagers throug... more
by Liane BrouiletteContemporary public schools focus intensely on academic success. Social-emotional development is given only incidental attention. Families must be prepared to take up the slack. Otherwise students' emotional growth may be impeded, resulting in diminished social skills, motivation, and ability to cope with stress. This book describes how public schools have changed and provides strategies for helping your child to thrive.
by Kathi FleckMake 2015 The Year You Make Your Dream Home A Reality! AN EMPOWERING AND INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR STUNNING HOME RENOVATIONS FROM START TO FINISH Big, small or somewhere in-between, anyone who’s ever embarked upon a home renovation knows there’s much, much more to the process than glossy HGTV shows would lead one to believe. From unreliable contractors to disjointed creative visions to inconvenient delays, in the blink of an eye, remodeling can become a veritable minefield of uncertaint... more
by Lori HenrySome people travel to discover a country’s architecture; others to sample its cuisine, or experience its nature. For author Lori Henry, travel is a way to discover a country's dances. In Dancing Through History, Henry crosses Canada’s vast physical and ethnic terrain to uncover how its various cultures have evolved through their dances. Her coast-to-coast journey takes her to Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, where she witnesses the seldom seen animist dances of the islands’ First Nation ... more
by Tricia FerraraAn indispensable guide that shows parents how to provide their children with a framework to reach their full potential and discover that growth can be an invigorating two-way street. In this rapidly changing world in which divorce, mental health issues, aggression, and promiscuity among children are on the rise, and education, economic prosperity, and life satisfaction are declining, families are in search of a new parenting script. In Parenting 2.0, professional counselor and parenting strateg... more
by Ant Richards
Jack Parsons, Chief Editor at THE GREAT ESCAPE is living the dream.
Actually, more than one dream.
When a colleague calls out to him at an airport, a woman he’d never met before asks him for a cigarette and an old acquaintance who once brought out the very worst in him turns up unexpectedly, Jack begins to question where dreams end and reality takes over. Maybe it’s time he took a break.
While visiting an old f... more
by Richard A. DeliaA compendium of the wit and wisdom of 15,000+ Americanisms, adages, aphorisms, bromides, clichés, colloquialisms, epigrams, figures of speech, idioms, maxims, platitudes, proverbs, tongue twisters, spoonerisms and memorable doggerel to entertain and amuse lovers of the creative use of the English language.
by Richard DeliaA compendium of the wit and wisdom of 15,000+ Americanisms, adages, aphorisms, bromides, clichés, colloquialisms, epigrams, figures of speech, idioms, maxims, platitudes, proverbs, tongue twisters, spoonerisms and memorable doggerel designed to entertain and amuse lovers of the creative use of the English language.
by Barbara Floersch
Updated and expanded, this new version of The Grantsmanship Center’s seminal publication on how to win grants gives essential information that’s crystal clear, easy to understand, and loaded with lots of concrete examples. This is the format that most successful grantseekers use to develop proposals and that many funders use for application guidelines. Named the “grantseekers’ Bible” by the New York Times in 2006, the original guide has been used in over... more
by Mare CromwellMare Cromwell was awakened at 5 AM in November of 2013, and given specific instructions from the Great Mother to set aside that winter to listen and write The Great Mother Bible. Out of that spiritual call has come this revolutionary and humorous book of spiritual wisdom that speaks to the wondrous sacred realms in which we live. With teachings ranging from the role of aliens on Earth, the Christ Consciousness, and the need for balance between the Sacred Feminine and Divine Masculine, the Great ... more
by Annie DikeSalt of a Sailor explores the true origins of a durable, but not-so-dainty sailor. "Had I ever sailed? No. Did I think that mattered? No. But I had endured enough uncomfortable and arguably dire situations that I felt I had whatever grit and guile I needed to handle this silly sailing stuff. I parachuted with a sheet, drove a car that started with a screwdriver, swished with hydrogen peroxide. I rode horses, climbed rocks, leapt off cliffs. I spent summers in the sleeper of a big rig. I... more
by D. C. DonahueAll of us at have a curiosity of things we don't understand at first glance. Keira is a curious child who loves to explore and discover things, especially about her environment. This delightful story follows Keira, on her journey, of self realization. Every child can remember a time they were startled by their own reflection and taking a deeper look into themselves in that moment. I hope that feeling of self discovery was captured within these pages.
How to "Find us on Facebook": An Essential Guide for Indie Authors Wanting to Optimize Their Internet Presenceby Chariss K. WalkerAn Essential Guide for Indie Authors, Bloggers, or anyone else who wants to optimize their Internet presence. Learn to: •\tOpen a Facebook account •\tSet up a profile •\tCreate a “Page” •\tConnect that “Page” to your personal account •\tUse the “About” section to your advantage •\tFind Author Apps to enhance your “Page” •\tUse “Notes” to share your work •\tAnd other tips to optimize your Author presence Plus, these additional Bonus Features!
by Erika BergBearing witness to the real-life stories of children forced to flee violent conflict and persecution in their native land, Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma illustrates how a single narrative image can tell the story of a thousand words while building bridges of understanding. This poignant, timely and visually-arresting book honors the stories of refugees denied their rights, stories of trauma, resilience, courage, perseverance and irrepressible hope. In Forced to Flee,... more