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The Book Step on a Crack
The Author Mary Anderson
The Publisher Bantam
Release Date1985
Genre Children's stories, American.
Pages 180
ISBN 0553248898
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Haunted by a recurring nightmare in which she is imprisoned behind a fence and kills her mother, Sarah seeks the help of her friend Josie and is changed by what she learns about her early years and real mother.

The Book Step on a Crack
The Author James Patterson
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2011-04-28
Genre Fiction
Pages 302
ISBN 9780755387267
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The scene is set for a huge funeral in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The rich and the famous from all over America - and beyond - have arrived to honour a former First Lady after her sudden, unexpected death. Then follows an attack that was three years in the planning. Hostages are taken - the ex-President among them - ransoms demanded, a couple of hostages shot to show the kidnappers mean business. It's all brilliantly and chillingly co-ordinated, and Michael Bennett, the detective in charge of the case, knows it will be his biggest ever challenge.

The Book Step on a Crack
The Author Suzan Zeder
The Publisher Anchorage Press (UK)
Release Date1976
Genre Children's plays
Pages 55
ISBN 0876022077
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Don t Step on the Crack
The Author
The Publisher Dial
Release Date2001
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 32
ISBN PSU:000049907537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The reader is warned of what might happen if an old superstition is not heeded.

The Book Step on a Crack
The Author Jill Byrne
The Publisher Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date2009
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 252
ISBN 9781604941715
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Jill Byrne's inspirational memoir "Step on a Crack" shows how her indomitable spirit and sense of humor helped her survive childhood neglect, divorces, chronic and clinical depression, a psychotic episode, and a revolving door of therapists. Following her completion of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process, she removed the psychiatric gum from her shoe forever. In "Step on a Crack, " Jill tells of her recovery and offers hope to the millions in America who suffer from depression's anguish. About the Author Author Jill Byrne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, met her coauthor, Mike Ransom, through the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Mike and his wife, Jeanine, live in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Book
The Author Джеймс Паттерсон
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Female friendship
Pages 285
ISBN 517044883X
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Black Cats Four Leaf Clovers
The Author Harry Oliver
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2010-09-07
Genre Reference
Pages 272
ISBN 9781101442814
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover: *Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. *The best day of the week to ask for a favor. *Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.

The Book Do Not Go Gentle
The Author Suzan Zeder
The Publisher Dramatic Publishing
Release Date1998
Pages 44
ISBN 0871298856
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Naked Singularity
The Author Sergio De La Pava
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2013-08-22
Genre Fiction
Pages 880
ISBN 9781782066569
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Casi is a hotshot public defender working on the front line of America's War on Drugs. So far he's on the winning side. He's never lost a case. But nothing lasts forever, and pride like his has a long way to fall. Funny, smart and always surprising, A Naked Singularity speaks a language all of its own and reads like nothing else ever written. Casi's beautiful mind and planetary intelligence make him an inimitable and unforgettable narrator. In De La Pava's hands, the labyrinthine miseries of the New York Justice System are as layered and diabolical as Dante's nine circles of Hell. But the Devil doesn't hog the best lines. There are plenty here to go around.

The Book
The Author Шерил Стрэйд
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2017-11-13
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 1383
ISBN 9785457590342
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Когда жизнь становится черно-белой, когда нечего терять, нет ни цели, ни будущего, ни желания жить, люди порой решаются на отчаянные поступки. Потеряв мать, разрушив свой брак и связавшись с наркоманом, Шерил дошла до той черты, за которой зияла бездна. Ей нужна была веская причина, чтобы начать новую жизнь, перестать заниматься саморазрушением и попытаться спасти себя. И она в одиночку отправилась в пешее путешествие длиной 1770 км. Поход Шерил был не только трудным, но и опасным. Ей пришлось пройти 27 километров по палящей пустыне лишь с небольшим запасом воды, совершить несколько дневных переходов длиной 30 километров, пройти по узкой тропе, расположенной выше 2 тысяч метров над уровнем моря, взобраться на заснеженную гору с рюкзаком весом 36 килограммов. Но что было сложнее – выдержать тяжелейшие условия или найти ответы на свои вопросы?Откровенный и эмоциональный рассказ женщины, преодолевшей себя, вдохновляет на наведение порядка в собственной жизни. Чтобы прийти к себе, не обязательно отправляться в путешествие, иногда достаточно лишь взглянуть со стороны на то, как это уже кто-то сделал. Полное опасностей приключение позволило Шерил кардинально изменить свою жизнь, обрести душевное равновесие и гармонию.

The Book Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete
The Author Zihai Shi
The Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date2009-06-17
Genre Technology & Engineering
Pages 344
ISBN 0080942229
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This new book on the fracture mechanics of concrete focuses on the latest developments in computational theories, and how to apply those theories to solve real engineering problems. Zihai Shi uses his extensive research experience to present detailed examination of multiple-crack analysis and mixed-mode fracture. Compared with other mature engineering disciplines, fracture mechanics of concrete is still a developing field with extensive new research and development. In recent years many different models and applications have been proposed for crack analysis; the author assesses these in turn, identifying their limitations and offering a detailed treatment of those which have been proved to be robust by comprehensive use. After introducing stress singularity in numerical modelling and some basic modelling techniques, the Extended Fictitious Crack Model (EFCM) for multiple-crack analysis is explained with numerical application examples. This theoretical model is then applied to study two important issues in fracture mechanics - crack interaction and localization, and fracture modes and maximum loads. The EFCM is then reformulated to include the shear transfer mechanism on crack surfaces and the method is used to study experimental problems. With a carefully balanced mixture of theory, experiment and application, Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete is an important contribution to this fast-developing field of structural analysis in concrete. Latest theoretical models analysed and tested Detailed assessment of multiple crack analysis and multi-mode fractures Applications designed for solving real-life engineering problems

The Book Thoughts from a Queen sized Bed
The Author Mimi Schwartz
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2002
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 159
ISBN 0803242948
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A humorous, insightful take on marriage American style captures the musings of a born-again feminist who stayed the course with her marriage through tumultuous political and personal waters.

The Book Fractography
The Author Derek Hull
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1999-09-23
Genre Science
Pages 366
ISBN 0521646847
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Fracture surfaces are produced by breaking a solid. The appearance of the surface, particularly the topography, depends on the type of material - metal, polymer, ceramic, biomaterial, composite, rock - and on the conditions under which it was broken - stress (tensile, shear, creep, fatigue, impact), temperature, environment (air, water, oil, acid), etc. This 1999 book describes ways of studying the surface topography, and the interpretation of the topographical features in terms of the microstructure and the way it was tested. Fractography has numerous applications in a range of materials, and is particularly relevant in materials science and to inter-disciplinary subjects involving materials science, including physics, chemistry, engineering, biomimetics, earth sciences, biology and archaeology. This book provides the basis for an understanding of deformation and fracture in all solids, for interpreting fracture surface topography, and for the design of clear and unambiguous experiments involving many aspects of fracture in a wide range of solids.

The Book Chicken Soup for the Soul Woman to Woman
The Author Jack Canfield
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2011-05-10
Genre Self-Help
Pages 400
ISBN 9781611591842
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Woman to Woman will inspire, amuse, support, and move readers with its 101 heartfelt stories for women of all ages, written by women just like them. Women have always been wonderful sources of inspiration and support for each other. They are willing to lay bare their souls, even to perfect strangers. Put two random women together in a waiting room, on an airplane, in a line at the supermarket, and the sharing begins, often at the deepest level. Women share hope, humor, and inspiration with each other in these 101 favorite stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library.

The Book Developments in Pressure Equipment
The Author IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2005-01-24
Genre Science
Pages 144
ISBN 1860584780
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: There have been many developments in pressure equipment technology over the last 30 years culminating in the development of new standards and legislation. The aim of this collection of papers is not only to document views of leading professionals in various fields of pressure equipment technology, but also to look into the future and identify the next areas for development. Developments in Pressure Equipment - Where to Next? brings together international authors to provide an invaluble and comprehensive insight into the latest innovations in the field. Topics include: Legislation and standardization Design and materials Manufacture and inspection Integrity and life assessment Towards the future

The Book Picturing Will
The Author Ann Beattie
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2011-03-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 240
ISBN 9780307765703
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too perfect -- lover; and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent visits as a crimp in his bedhopping. Beattie shows us how these lives intersect, attract, and repel one another with dazzling shifts and moments of heartbreaking directness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book Mystery of Ma s Ugly Pickle
The Author Martin Michael Neveroski Neveroski
The Publisher Writers Cramp Publishing
Release Date2012-03-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780983750666
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: if it didn't make you laugh. MYSTERY OF MA'S UGLY PICKLE is the adventures of a fatherless Polish boy growing up during the Great Depression with a fanatically religious mother. At a tender young age and wrestling with his developing male desires, Michael learns about a skeleton and its killer. Many years later, having been diagnosed with cancer, he felt compelled to divulge his lifelong secret. Realizing there is no statute of limitations on murder, Michael never comes out and says where the story takes place but instead, laces his narrative with clues to the city and it's locally famous Cold Case. Consider that your first clue. When human bones turn up in a makeshift grave across the street from Michael's home, a renowned detective, Herr Rudolph Von Krueger, a.k.a. the Bulldog, arrives to take over the investigation. The suspects are numerous, but the clue that breaks the case is uncovered by of all things, an enormous rat making its home in the family fruit cellar.

The Book Stepping Stones
The Author Chad A. Armel
The Publisher Chad Armel
Release Date2007-04-30
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 53
ISBN 9780615143156
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: About The Book What started out in 2006 as a poetry book discussing the stepping stones of life, has transformed into a storyboard of life itself. Since the original version of "Stepping Stones", Chad has married his long time girlfriend, who was the inspiration for many of the original poems in this compilation, and the couple now has a son. This prompted Chad to make a few changes, and add an additional poem titled "My Son" to complete the current stepping stones of his life.

The Book Accalia
The Author Kimberly Olsen
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2012-11-20
Genre Fiction
Pages 252
ISBN 9781479730483
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In antiquity she was born, and on the modern streets she walks. Who is she? What is she? Half woman, half wolf, she represents everything we want to be and would fear ever to be. She is a wanderer and has lived in many places, but now we encounter her in her current abode of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She uses the name Diana and works as a sous-chef, in order to assimilate herself into normal life. She has many talents, and is gifted with keen insight. In her human form, she has an odd way of being able to help people, but her curse still afflicts her. She must kill to survive. Brutal murders are being discovered around the city, and a man investigating them will cross paths with her in a chance meeting. They encounter each other again, at a Tango dance hall, and neither would ever be the same after that. She has to be wary about her relationships with humans, but will she let herself go this time? Will she be able to explore human emotion on a deeper level, perhaps putting at risk the life of the very man who manages to open her heart? Will he find out that the woman he has fallen for is the very monster he is trying to catch? This is a chilling novel, but it also deals with the human psyche, duality, exploring other sides of ourselves, tapping into our senses, a womans power, vulnerability, love, detachment, mortality, societys hypocrisy, and of course- how appearances can be deceiving. Not only can appearances be deceiving, but often people dont even know themselves

The Book The Moon Bridge
The Author Marcia Savin
The Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date1995
Genre Japanese Americans
Pages 240
ISBN 0590437658
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The friendship between San Francisco girls Mitzi Fujimoto and Ruthie Fox is changed when World War II begins and Mitzi and her family are forced to go into an internment camp.