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    What Your Birthday Reveals About You

    <DIV>Born on December 3rd? You're an ambitious, hardworking "idea person" and a dynamic leader. Born on December 14th? You're the "traveling salesperson" of the zodiac and a gifted marketer. All Sagittarians are charming, intelligent, and adventure-seeking, but which day of the month you're born on can determine the way in which you use those traits to your best advantage. In this exciting new book, master astrologer Phyllis Vega gives a detailed analysis for each birthday in the year, combining astrology and numerology to paint a true picture of the characteristics, desires, and destinies of people born on that day. <P>If you were born October 5th, you're a skilled negotiator with a gift for making money. But if you were born just four days later, you're a compassionate dreamer with spiritual inclinations. Aries is the sign of the determined ram, but if you were born on April 7th, you are idealistic and inspiring.</DIV>
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    Lovestrology

    <DIV><b></b><p>Have you ever wondered how your date of birth affects your love life, the unique qualities that define you, and the passions that drive you? Or why everyone seems to be talking about Mars and Venus, and their influence on intimate relationships? In Lovestrology, the author draws on the predictive powers of astrology and the ancient art of numerology to create revealing romantic portraits that provide everything you need to know to enjoy great relationships. The book is divided into two sections. <i>Part One: The 366 Birthdays of the Year</i> gives a comprehensive individual romantic profile for each birth date. <i>Part Two: Men and Women are from Mars and Venus</i> delineates the drives and passions associated with each Mars sign, shows the ways in which you share love and affection via each Venus sign, and provides readings for each of the 144 possible Mars/Venus combinations. The sign connections between the planets of love and passion on your birthdays indicate the compatibility potential between you and your lover. <i>Lovestrology</i> manages to be unfailingly upbeat and positive without sugarcoating the challenges and difficulties symbolized by each of the 366 birthdays and 12 zodiacal signs. This provocative book sheds new light on your prospects for finding and maintaining a successful love relationship.</DIV>
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    Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters

    <DIV><b>Practical advice for readers on how to work with the angel in everyday life.</b><p><i>The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides, and Ascended Masters</i> is a lively reference to "who's' "who" in the celestial realms. Featuring 200 divinities from Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Asian, Tibetan, and New Age spiritual traditions, this guide offers a fascinating biography of each deity, what their purpose or area of expertise is, and how readers can call upon them for help in their everyday life. Whether readers are seeking help with their relationships, home, finances, or health they'll find the assistance they need in this lavishly illustrated guide.</DIV>
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    The Old-Time River Rats

    <DIV><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Colorful characters once populated the Upper Mississippi River Valley swamps and floodplain forests.&#160; These are the river rats, hill folk, and swamp dogs whose stories Kenny Salwey tells so well.&#160; Now long gone, these legendary denizens of the river bottoms come alive in Kenny&rsquo;s signature brand of storytelling, rife with insight and laughter, woodslore and a time-tested philosophy of the natural world.&#160; With a foreword by regional historian Gary Schlosstein, this deep delving into the &#160;old-time community of the Mississippi River presents a rich picture of a life as fascinating as it is fast-disappearing in our fast-paced, high-tech world.</p></DIV>
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    OK : The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word

    "It is said to be the most frequently spoken (or typed) word on the planet, more common than an infant's first word ma or the ever-present beverage Coke. It was even the first word spoken on the moon. It is ""OK""-- the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the secret history of OK--how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence. Allan Metcalf, a renowned popular writer on language, here traces the evolution of America's most popular word, writing with brevity and wit, and ranging across American history with colorful portraits of the nooks and crannies in which OK survived and prospered. He describes how OK was born as a lame joke in a newspaper article in 1839--used as a supposedly humorous abbreviation for ""oll korrect"" (ie, ""all correct"")--but should have died a quick death, as most clever coinages do. But OK was swept along in a nineteenth-century fad for abbreviations, was appropriated by a presidential campaign (one of the candidates being called ""Old Kinderhook""), and finally was picked up by operators of the telegraph. Over the next century and a half, it established a firm toehold in the American lexicon, and eventually became embedded in pop culture, from the ""I'm OK, You're OK"" of 1970's transactional analysis, to Ned Flanders' absurd ""Okeley Dokeley!"" Indeed, OK became emblematic of a uniquely American attitude, and is one of our most successful global exports. Anyone who loves the life of words or the quirky corners of American culture will find this delightful book more than just OK."
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    Becoming Good Ancestors : How We Balance Nature, Community, and Technology

    "A brilliant writer and gifted ""big picture"" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discriminate between events we can control and those we cannot, the denial of non-economic values, and the decline of local communities. If we are aware of what we are losing and why we are losing it, the author notes, all of these patterns are reversible. Through down-to-earth examples, ranging from a family canoe trip in the wilderness to the novels of Jane Austen to Chinese turtle and tiger farms, Ehrenfeld shows how we can use what we learn to move ourselves and our society towards a more stable, less frantic, and far more satisfying life, a life in which we are no longer compelled to damage ourselves and our environment, in which our children have a future, and in which fewer species are endangered and more rivers run clean. In the final chapter, he offers a dramatic view of the possibilities inherent in a fusion of the best elements of conservatism and liberalism. Our society has an inherent sense of what is right, says Ehrenfeld, and the creativity and persistence to make good things happen. It is now time to apply our intelligence, guided by our moral judgment, to the very large problems we all face. This book is an important first step."
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    Basic Model Railroading

    You’ll appreciate the simple tips and techniques, detailed photos, diagrams, and drawings provided by the editors of Model Railroader magazine. Includes information on locomotive maintenance, painting and weathering, wiring, and much more.
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    Creative Toy Train Track Plans

    The variety of realistic, three-rail trackwork and trend toward reasonably-sized layouts makes simplistic, tabletop plans of the past unsuitable for today’s toy train operators. In this book, you’ll find 16 realistic, themed layout plans, each including track diagrams, wiring schemes, and a list of suggested equipment.
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    Modeling the' 50s

    Take in historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show you how to model Chicago’s Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.
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    Steam Locomotive Projects & Ideas

    Get the basics of modeling and operating steam locomotives! You’ll learn to detail, kitbash, paint, and maintain steam locomotives of any scale. Includes information about the history of steam locomotive power and components of the prototype.
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    How to Build Dioramas

    Learn everything you need to know about making your dioramas look real! This fantastic revised edition will show you how with new projects, new photos, and expert tips. Includes painting, weathering, and detailing tips for figures, aircraft, vehicles, and more! By Sheperd Paine.
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    Scars of Love

    The message of SCARS OF LOVE: Tears of Hope is simple. Become a "keeper of hope" and change the life of a child forever. SCARS OF LOVE explores the world of education in a surprising new light by using as a backdrop the stories of numerous at-risk kids Debbie Goforth has taught and counseled over her 27-year-career and by exploring the remarkably effective approach she has developed in giving them hope for their futures. SCARS OF LOVE is based upon eleven attributes that an effective "keeper of hope" must demonstrate, from being approachable and dependable to creating hopes and dreams and showing compassion. It represents the tools that have helped the author to acknowledge and validate her kids, to make them feel good about themselves and their places in the world, and, most important by far, to show them how much she cares for them as people and individuals, not just as warm bodies. It should be of no surprise to find love at the center of this model, because none of the attributes the book discusses mean a thing if they don't lead to a willingness to love the kids in our care. For educators, as adults, as keepers of hope, we have a choice. We can choose to leave scars of love on the kids we see and interact with everyday or we can leave scars of hurt. In the eyes of Debbie Goforth, the answer is the only one she is capable of leaving: scars of love. SCARS OF LOVE may be written from a teacher's point of view, but it is meant for anyone who loves kids and longs for their happiness and success. The stories are as poignant as they are refreshing. They evoke tears as well as laughter. They inspire as well as educate. They illustrate the author's eleven attributes the way a beautiful painting brings to life a moving landscape. Join us. Become a keeper of hope.
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    A Field Guide to Automotive Technology

    Written for mechanical novices who may not know their catalytic converters from their universal joints, this practical guide helps teach a basic understanding of how automobiles function.
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    A Field Guide to Household Technology

    Illustrating how a fire alarm detects smoke and what the “plasma” is in a plasma screen television, this fascinating handbook explains how everyday household devices function and operate.
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    Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation

    Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler’s alternative “jet” car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise.
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    Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov's Little Girl All Over Again

    Offering a full consideration of not only “the Lolita effect” but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita’s identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else’s obsession—unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction.
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    Arrest-Proof Yourself: An Ex-Cop Reveals How Easy It Is for Anyone to Get Arrested, How Even a Single Arrest Could Ruin Your Life, and What to Do If the Police Get in Your Face

    This essential “how not to” guide explains how to act and what to say in the presence of police to minimize the chances of being arrested and to avoid add-on charges—which can often lead to permanent disqualification from jobs, financing, and education.
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    Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail

    Whether a defendant is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct or first-degree murder, this is an indispensable guide for those who want to support family members, partners, or friends facing criminal charges.
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