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Celestial Bodies in Orbit

Celestial Bodies in Orbit
  • Author : Eve Littlepage
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  • Release Date :2012-12-20
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780615735542
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Summary : Eve Littlepage made her living as striptease dancer 'Lisa Doolittle' in the suburbs of Boston for ten years, from the mid-1970s through the mid-80s. Her memoir is about how she fell into this marginalized profession, some of the craziness that happened while she was in it, and how she struggled to find a way out and into a more wholesome life. Littlepage uses a unique vehicle for sharing her story: it is told interview-style to a fictional author named Stella Mars. This unusual method evokes a sense that one is eavesdropping on a very private conversation as Eve shares her secrets with Stella. The story weaves memories of her personal life together with reflections on her stripping career, and shows how the contrasting aspects of the two played off of each other as she evolved and grew through her varied experiences. Though metaphysics is not the main focus, Eve's story is laced with references to the I Ching, ghostly visitations, spiritual epiphanies, and other mystical themes. It may offer hope and inspiration to anyone who has ever felt stuck in a job or relationship that seemed impossible to escape. It is a tale of perseverance, resilience, and hope, sprinkled with humor and insight. One reader called it, ..". a coming-of-age story with more universal appeal than one might expect in a stripper's memoir." It's about choices and the ripple effect they create. It's Eve's 'secret past' - for your entertainment!

Essays on the Motion of Celestial Bodies

Essays on the Motion of Celestial Bodies
  • Author : V.V. Beletsky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 3034883609
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Summary : Interesting and often unexpected achievements of the mechanics of space flight throw a new light onto several classical problems. The book’s emphasis is on analysis carried out on the level of graphs and drawings, and sometimes numbers, revealing the beauty of the research process leading to the results.

The World According to Cycles

The World According to Cycles
  • Author : Samuel A. Schreiner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-08-18
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 1602396469
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Summary : Illuminates the cyclical nature of the world and how it can be examined for a better understanding of modern times, sharing accessible explanations of how patterns and recurring forces have enabled the predictions of major events and may offer a more intuitive manageability of interpersonal relationships, business prospects, and more.

The Gateway to Understanding

The Gateway to Understanding
  • Author : Matthew M. Radmanesh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2005-05-01
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 1420840460
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Summary : MEET BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRIDDLE The hero of this narrative is a precocious schoolboy who was given a dictionary by his parents when he was very young. In spite of learning the meaning of many new words, he and Jamie conspired to speak like the young man they idolized who spoke with very bad grammar. This gradually became harder, but they both tried very hard not to sound like a girl. Frankie is persuaded to adopt a different imperative through his teacher, who had more understanding of the boys than they could have supposed. In 1987, the book was written to amuse my mother who seemed to enjoy hearing each episode as it developed. The narrative was rejected by several publishers, so I recorded it on an audio tape, which I gave to my grandchildren. And I made a hard copy, which stayed on a shelf until after I received word from 1stBooks. The interest of my grandchildren interested me. Several parts were extremely funny when read aloud to them. Although it is fiction, it might be useful in persuading readers that the uses of good grammar might be necessary for success in modem society. Recent gaps in SAT scores could easily be society's heritage from an erroneous assumption. No language is likely to equal proper English in the American job market. This book may help readers to realize that bad grammar could limit the perception of academic perfectionists who happen to hear job applicants speak. Please let me know whether I should develop another thing I regard as fact: true wisdom is often overlooked in persons who differ from ourselves.

Test Prep Level 5: Eight Is Enough Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 5: Eight Is Enough Comprehension and Critical Thinking
  • Author : Jamey Acosta
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : 1480779636
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Summary : Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Test Prep Level 5: Bigfoot? Big Hoax! Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 5: Bigfoot? Big Hoax! Comprehension and Critical Thinking
  • Author : Jamey Acosta
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  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : 1480779601
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Summary : Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Test Prep Level 5: Best Friends Forever Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 5: Best Friends Forever Comprehension and Critical Thinking
  • Author : Jamey Acosta
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  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : 148077961X
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Summary : Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language
  • Author : Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1805
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Glaciers

Glaciers
  • Author : Alexis M. Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-01-17
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 1935639218
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Summary : Glaciers unfolds internally, recalling the work of writers such as Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, and Virginia Woolf, and portrays how the fleeting moments of one day can reveal an entire life. Isabel is a single, twentysomething thrift-store shopper and collector of remnants, things cast off or left behind by others. Glaciers follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former soldier who fixes her computer, and dreams of the perfect vintage dress move over a backdrop of deteriorating urban architecture and the imminent loss of the glaciers she knew as a young girl in Alaska. Glaciers unfolds internally, the action shaped by Isabel’s sense of history, memory, and place, recalling the work of writers such as Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, and Virginia Woolf. For Isabel, the fleeting moments of one day can reveal an entire life. While she contemplates loss and the intricate fissures it creates in our lives, she accumulates the stories—the remnants—of those around her and she begins to tell her own story.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
  • Author : Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
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  • Release Date :2006-12-18
  • Total pages :992
  • ISBN : 9780080474984
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Summary : Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Test Prep Level 5: A Tremendous Trade Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 5: A Tremendous Trade Comprehension and Critical Thinking
  • Author : Jamey Acosta
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  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :5
  • ISBN : 1480779628
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Summary : Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Test Prep Level 5: Too Young to Work Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 5: Too Young to Work Comprehension and Critical Thinking
  • Author : Jamey Acosta
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  • Release Date :2014-06-01
  • Total pages :6
  • ISBN : 1480779644
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Summary : Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Time: Almanac 2002

Time: Almanac 2002
  • Author : Editors of Time Magazine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :1040
  • ISBN : 9781929049295
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Summary : A guide to worldwide statistics includes facts on science, politics, and consumer affairs, sports coverage, travel information, weather data, and facts concerning a wide range of additional subjects.

Space Flight

Space Flight
  • Author : Lance K. Erickson
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :659
  • ISBN : 0865874190
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Summary : Space exploration has fascinated us since the launch of the first primitive rockets more than three thousand years ago, and it continues to fascinate us today. The data gathered from such exploration have been hugely instrumental in furthering our understanding of our universe and our world. In Space Flight: History, Technology, and Operations, Lance K. Erickson offers a comprehensive book at the history of space exploration, the technology that makes it possible, and the continued efforts that promise to carry us into the future. Space Flight goes through the history of space exploration---from the earliest suborbital and orbital missions to today's deep-space probes---to provide a close look at past and present projects, then turns its attention to programs being planned today and the significance of future exploration. Focusing on research data gleaned from these exploration programs, the book's historical perspective highlights the progression of our scientific understanding of both the smallest and the largest entities in our universe, from subatomic particles to distant stars, planets, and galaxies. Both the novice and the advanced student of space exploration stand to profit from the author's engaging and insightful discussion.

The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1957
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary :