Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2012, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.
Author: Holly L. Skinner
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2001
From California to the Klondike, prospector Holly Skinner follows a trail of gold across the nineteenth -century American West. Living in a ghost town on Wyoming's South Pass, she steps back into a world where gold ruled the passions of those who pursued it and changed the shape of the nation that found it. In a style reminiscent of John McPhee, Skinner weaves the story of her own solitudinous search for the precious metal into her accounts of the gold rushes that so dramatically accelerated the westward movement.
Publisher: VM eBooks
Release Date: 2016-08-03
THE NUTMEG. (Myristica fragrans Hauthryn.) AN ABANDONED HOME. THE AMERICAN BARN OWL. (Strix pratincola). A SPRINGTIME. THE KANGAROO. INVITATION TO THE REDBREAST. FEATHERS. VISION AND SCENT OF VULTURES. FOOTNOTE: THE HOARY BAT. THE COMING OF SPRING. FOOTNOTES: THE NASHVILLE WARBLER. (Helminthophila rubricapilla.) CHIEF SIMON POKAGON. NATURE AT FIRST HAND. THE QUAILS' QUADRILLE. THE GRAPE. PROSE POEMS OF IVAN TURGENIEF. THE BLUEBIRD. THE FIRST BLUEBIRD. THE KIT FOX. AMONG ANIMALS. SPRING FASHIONS. BIRDS THAT DO NOT SING. THE HYACINTH. A QUARREL BETWEEN JENNY WREN AND THE FLYCATCHERS.
Author: Jerrold L. Belant
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Release Date: 2011
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 23: Bird Harassment, Repellent, and Deterrent Techniques for Use on and Near Airports reviews techniques for reducing bird collisions with aircraft and the relative effectiveness of the various techniques.
Nora Blackbird gets the scoop as she turns the spotlight on a killer in the latest from the author of Little Black Book of Murder.... While a pregnant Nora relaxes in her best friend’s Bucks County pool, she doesn’t have far to look for her next big story. A Broadway show is in rehearsal next door at the home of the legendary late composer “Toodles” Tuttle. His diva widow, Boom Boom, reigns over his estate with an iron fist. She has also racked up a chorus line of enemies, so the old broad’s death is a hotly anticipated event. But imagine everyone’s dismay when it’s her beloved daughter, Jenny, who drops dead just as the lights are set to go on for the lucrative new Toodles musical. Eager to investigate, Nora must first deal with the dramatic interludes of her sisters’ love lives and also keep her cool during a visit from her mobster boyfriend’s mother. Only then can she finally bring the curtain down on a daring killer....
Nina Rodriguez knows thereÕs a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals hiding in Los Angeles. And when a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confront her past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Perfect for fans of SYFYÕs The Magicians, the CWÕs Riverdale, and THE WICKED + THE DIVINEÑdonÕt miss the first collection of the smash-hit neo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Black Panther, Mighty Thor)! Collects BLACKBIRD #1-6"
Set against England's green and grisly landscape, enigmatic and attractive to some, depressing and nauseating to others, Bye-Bye Black Bird explores the lives of the outsiders seeking to forge a new identity in an alien society.