If you've ever been lucky enough to experience the Public School System in suburban America, then you will empathize with Marty Mason and delight at his teenage experiences in the sleepy town of Kappaqua Falls. While most people never have the opportunity to use what they learned in High School, Marty leverages the teachings from his classes in real-time to outwit and defeat several abusive bullies. His victory celebration is short lived as he is brought before the ruthless Principal of the school and subjected to a ground breaking behavior modification treatment. Military high technology has invaded the high school, and Marty is the unsuspecting and unlucky first test subject of a strange new supercomputer-driven brain stimulation system. FIRST CHANCE provides exciting, page-turning entertainment from the beginning to the end. His FIRST CHANCE Could Be His LAST From the sleepy city of Merida, Mexico to the Castle of Kukulcan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula, to the quaint town of Kappaqua Falls, New York, FIRST CHANCE provides an entertaining and suspenseful ride. Author Mark Owen paints a visually compelling tale of an American teenager caught in the gears of th American Public School system, struggling against his oppressors: Man and Machine.
"I only hope that Marion will write more of such romances in the future - this one was definitely a five-star success!" - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can love exist when all hope is lost? A broken war hero He was ready to give his life for his country. But when he returns injured from the battlefield, his life feels over. Embittered and hopeless, Stan chases comfort at the bottom of the bottle. Until the day she knocks on his door. A beautiful survivor Agnieska has been through the horrors of Nazi camps. Brave and resilient, her will to live is unshakeable. She shows up on Stan's doorstep, desperate to see her old friend. But Stan is no longer the boy she remembers. His scars move her, his tortured soul awakens a passion she could never have imagined. After everything he's been through, the only thing Stan fears is disappointing the woman he loves. Can Agnieska convince him that he is all she needs? Second Chance at First Love is a romantic spinoff of the War Girl Series, featuring two of the characters you know and love. Readers who loved Second Change at First Love: "Awesome sweet love story a patch of colour in a drab world" - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This story walks you through how one couple came together after losing so much in the war. A great storyline and characters!" - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This book meets the specific and complete requirements of students pursuing MBA/PGDBM, B.Com., M.Com., MA(Eco), CA, ICWA, BBA, BIS/BIT/BCA, etc., courses, who need to understand the basic concepts of business statistics and apply results directly to real-life business problems. The book also suits the requirements of students who need practical knowledge of the subject, as well as for those preparing for competitive examinations.
Handsome cowboys, nervous brides, and deeds of Good and Evil! Get to know the lovable townsfolk of Come-By-Chance,1884. There'll be handsome cowboys and nervous brides; a man who's a champion gossip, a woman who's a champion fighter; some really good horses, some really bad weather; deeds of good and evil, a mighty big fire; one exciting horse race, and a romantic handmade bed. There’ll be more than one mistaken identity, certainly no shortage of weddings, and at least one villain who'll finally get his comeuppance. And of course, the birth of a very special baby. And in the midst of all this True Love and True Adventure, you'll find that, somewhere along the journey, you fell in love with the good people of Come-By-Chance for yourself. In this much-loved series (over 100,000 copies sold) strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right. This box set contains Books 1-4: See below for a quick description of each book, or better yet, purchase this great box set now and start reading! Ruby: Schoolmistress Ruby finds herself in a dire situation when the school's owner, the whiskey-breathed Samuel Murphy, develops wandering hands. Fortunately, Ruby sees an advertisement in the Matrimonial News and takes a desperate chance, writing away to the charming six-feet-four James Drinkwater. Is the handsome Montana man all that he seems? Expect the unexpected! Emily: After Emily witnesses a man being strangled, the strangler gives chase, and Emily ends up on a train headed for who knows where! She soon finds herself switching places with a girl who is traveling to marry a rich, handsome Montana man. Could the sneaky Slim Jim be up to no good again? Emily's Pa always told her, "The Lord moves in mysterious ways," and Emily will soon learn whether or not it's truly the case! Violet: One horserace! Two weddings! Three Wilkinson brothers all wed by the end! Four hand-carved posts on a brand new matrimonial bed! Five-and-twenty pies at the First Annual Come-By-Chance Pie Making Contest! You may be surprised to find that more than one of your favorite characters will find true love. Kate: Love isn’t just for youngsters! Feisty intelligent widow Kate Munro has a good life in Pittsburgh – until the corrupt Samuel "Bullyboy" Murphy causes her to unfairly lose her position as a postmistress. Kate is to be cast out into the street! With no other options, she must accept an offer of marriage from a mature man who lives near the town of Come-By-Chance, Montana. Can she sacrifice her independence for a man? Find freedom within a good match? Or better yet, might a rollicking adventure lead Kate all the way to true love? The Come-By-Chance Mail Order Bride series has over 800 5-star reviews! What readers are saying: ★★★★★ 'I wish I could move there too! I just love all the characters.' ★★★★★ 'I can't wait to see if that mean old outlaw gets what he deserves.' ★★★★★ 'I would recommend this book and the whole series to any who enjoy clean, exciting western historical fiction.' ★★★★★ 'Love the Come By Chance mail order brides series ... they are funny and good decent books.' ★★★★ 'That kind of originality earned my respect and a fourth star. Nice going, Juliet.' ★★★★★ 'I am addicted to all of them so far. They are sweet, funny and romantic.' ★★★★★ 'The characters are so colorful and many are very funny.' ★★★★ 'This entire series is great to read. I recommend this author to everyone. These stories are quick to read and held my interest. Enjoy!!’ ★★★★★ 'Love the town of Come By Chance. Feel like I know the folks. Drama, romance, mystery, it has it all.’
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 An Orbis Picture Recommended Title “An outstanding case study in how science is actually done: funny, nuanced, and perceptive.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles—the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur! Dinosaurs existed. That’s a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even. So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined.
This discounted ebundle includes The First Formic War Trilogy by bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens One hundred years before Ender Wiggin decisively defeated the alien formics in Ender’s Game. A pulse-pounding tale of first contact gone horribly wrong. Ender’s Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth’s war against the implacable insectoid aliens. We are told early on that the Battle School is training generals for the Third Formic War — the war that will end the war; will save the Earth; will finally defeat the Buggers. This is the story of the First Formic Wars, back when humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. Then a ship’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system... Earth Unaware — When mining ship El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important. Earth Afire — Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. That is, until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could organize in time to meet the threat. Earth Awakens — Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit. Books by Orson Scott Card The Ender Universe The Ender Saga #1 Ender’s Game #2 Ender in Exile #3 Speaker for the Dead #4 Xenodice #5 Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet #1 Ender’s Shadow #2 Shadow of the Hegemon #3 Shadow Puppets #4 Shadow of the Giant #5 Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) #1 The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella) First Meetings (novella) Other Series Homecoming The Mithermages The Tales of Alvin Maker At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
What happens to those who did not hear the gospel before death, or who heard an incorrect version? What about those who were too young or who were otherwise unable to respond? Examining the biblical evidence and assessing the theological implications, James Beilby offers a careful consideration of the possibility for salvation after death.
Nuclear Fission and Neutron-Induced Fission Cross-Sections is the first volume in a series on Neutron Physics and Nuclear Data in Science and Technology. This volume serves the purpose of providing a thorough description of the many facets of neutron physics in different fields of nuclear applications. This book also attempts to bridge the communication gap between experts involved in the experimental and theoretical studies of nuclear properties and those involved in the technological applications of nuclear data. This publication will be invaluable to those interested in studying nuclear fission and neutron-induced fission cross-sections, as well as other relevant concepts.
First Chance: How Kids with Nothing Can Change Everything examines the remarkable triumphs of young people considered least likely to attain a college degree: those who have experienced foster care (three percent graduation rate) or the incarceration of a parent, especially a mother (two percent graduation rate). Some 2.7 million schoolchildren have experienced parental incarceration, while nearly 500,000 are declared wards of the state annually. Yet their experiences receive little attention. The young people themselves are frequently hesitant to talk about their lives, burdened with a sense of shame, even though they are blameless. Philanthropist and author Robert O. Carr has turned the focus of his college scholarship program, Give Something Back, on these often forgotten and neglected kids. As their stories reveal, they have the smarts and drive to compete with peers from more comfortable backgrounds. The author argues that these young people can draw on their special and painful insights to forge powerful change, provided society acknowledges them--and extends a first chance.
Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. Alone they were a shortstop, a second baseman, and a first baseman. But together they were an unstoppable force. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910. At the same time, baseball was transforming from small-time diversion into a nationwide sensation. Americans from all walks of life became infected with “baseball fever,” a phenomenon of unprecedented enthusiasm and social impact. The national pastime was coming of age. Tinker to Evers to Chance examines this pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today. Each man came from a different corner of the country and brought a distinctive local culture with him: Evers from the Irish-American hothouse of Troy, New York; Tinker from the urban parklands of Kansas City, Missouri; Chance from the verdant fields of California’s Central Valley. The stories of these early baseball stars shed unexpected light not only on the evolution of baseball and on the enthusiasm of its players and fans all across America, but also on the broader convulsions transforming the US into a confident new industrial society. With them emerged a truly national culture. This iconic trio helped baseball reinvent itself, but their legend has largely been relegated to myths and barroom trivia. David Rapp’s engaging history resets the story and brings these men to life again, enabling us to marvel anew at their feats on the diamond. It’s a rare look at one of baseball’s first dynasties in action.