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The Almanac

The Almanac

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A book which contains the results of races that have not yet run, but at what price does it come?
Glasgow Almanac

Glasgow Almanac

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The contents of this Ebook first appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times over the course of the last decade as 250-word vignettes on people, places and happenings. They are therefore concise and to the point and allow easy access to the history of Glasgow. Arranged thematically The Glasgow Almanac covers the social history of the city from its earliest beginnings. The chapter headings are: ArchitectureEducationEntertainmentFood and DrinkLaw and CrimeMedicine, ReligionShipbuildingSport, TradeTransportWar and Death At over 115,000 words this is one of the most comprehensive and affordable Ebooks yet written on all aspects of the city and its people. Arranged with a full index it is be an essential companion tool for anyone requiring knowledge on the city, its people and its history.
Munro Almanac

Munro Almanac

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This guide to all of Scotland's Munros details the new list of 285 peaks and their localities, Gaelic pronunciation, height, and climbing routes with times for both ascent and descent. Maps and photographs illustrate the region with hints on where to stay, OS references and difficulty ratings.
The Almanac

The Almanac

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A book which contains the results of races that have not yet run, but at what price does it come?
Hurricane Almanac

Hurricane Almanac

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Essential Information from CBS News' Hurricane AnalystBryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped millions of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. This revised and updated version of last year's popular almanac adds detailed stories of the powerful hurricanes of the past that would be catastrophes if they happened today and explores how explosive coastal development during a time of relatively few hurricanes has set the stage for mega-disasters. If hurricanes make landfall today at the rate they did in much of the twentieth century, how could we prevent the unimaginable destruction? A new section will also help you better understand hurricane advisories. Bryan Norcross's Hurricane Almanac is two books in one. The first half is hurricane science, history, and perspectives on how we, as a society, deal with hurricanes. The second half is a personal guide to "Living Successfully in the Hurricane Zone." In addition to reviewing and explaining the relatively mild 2006 hurricane season, it looks forward to hurricane seasons to come, highlights the fascinating history of hurricanes interacting with civilization, and details our rapidly increasingly ability-but still with limitations-to predict the severity and tracks of storms. With preparation checklists and shopping lists, an easy-to-understand guide to the technical information coming from the National Hurricane Center, and critical practical information, Hurricane Almanac is your essential guide to coping with Mother Nature's greatest storms. A provocative chapter entitled: How I'd Do It Better details Norcross's ideas for a better hurricane system-Family Communications-Evacuation Decision-making-Staying in a House-Staying in an Apartment-Shutters-Hurricane-proof Windows-Backup Power-Generators-Computer Hurricane Plan-Post-storm Air-Conditioning-Candles-Pool Preparation-Pets, Boats, Cars, and Businesses-Insurance
Farmer's Almanac

Farmer's Almanac

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In Chris Fink's debut work of fiction, America's rural core is cracked open to reveal moments of stark beauty and cruelty. Farmer's Almanac-a new Midwestern Gothic-is an imaginary handbook for rural living, as timeless and essential as its namesake. But this is no American pastoral. Fink's vision is more Orwell than Rockwell. Not since Winesburg, Ohio has a book so thoroughly plumbed the Midwestern character. A despairing farmer milks a dead cow, a baseball phenom chooses between the diamond and the dairy barn, and in the back of the school bus, a young girl fights back against her tormentors. Farmer's Almanac reports the news from mythical Odette County, Wisconsin, where the milk prices keep falling, and the forecast is not good.
The Tattler's Almanac

The Tattler's Almanac

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As seasons march ever onward, stories of love, tragedy, loss, heroism, and faith transcend from private lives to public knowledge throughout every small town. Spend some time in Hilltown where the folks are friendly, the trees have ears, and prattle is never out of season.
Almanac

Almanac

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Almanac is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. But while the poems are all involved in some way with the rural Midwest, particularly with the people and land of the northwestern Illinois dairy farm where Austin Smith was born and raised, they are anything but merely regional. As the poems reflect on farm life, they open out to speak about childhood and death, the loss of tradition, the destruction of the natural world, and the severing of connections between people and the land. This collection also reflects on a long poetic apprenticeship. Smith's father is a poet himself, and Almanac is in part a meditation about the responsibility of the poet, especially the young poet, when it falls to him to speak for what is vanishing. To quote another Illinois poet, Thomas James, Smith has attempted in this book to write poems "clear as the glass of wine / on [his] father's table every Christmas Eve." By turns exhilarating and disquieting, this is a remarkable debut from a distinctive new voice in American poetry. From Almanac: THE MUMMY IN THE FREEPORT ART MUSEUM Austin Smith Amongst the masterpieces of the small-town Picassos and Van Goghs and photographs of the rural poor and busts of dead Greeks or the molds of busts donated by the Art Institute of Chicago to this dying town's little museum, there was a mummy, a real mummy, laid out in a dim-lit room by himself. I used to go to the museum just to visit him, a pharaoh who, expecting an afterlife of beautiful virgins and infinite food and all the riches and jewels he'd enjoyed in earthly life, must have wondered how the hell he'd ended up in Freeport, Illinois. And I used to go alone into that room and stand beside his sarcophagus and say, "My friend, I've asked myself the same thing.
Bass Angler's Almanac

Bass Angler's Almanac

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With more than 650 tips total, the Almanac is an indispensable reference that will help any bass angler improve his or her fishing success quickly and significantly. An easy-to-read reference and guide, the Almanac is loaded with detailed illustrations and photographs. And it's packed with tips and tidbits that the author has picked up over a lifetime of bass fishing. In it, Weiss examines all types of bass fishing, including: largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass biology; tips on reading maps and using sonar; habits of bass in natural lakes, man-made reservoirs, rivers, streams, and strip-mine pits; how weather affects bass; tips on selecting rods, reels, and lines; how to fish live and artificial baits, jigs, soft plastic lures, weedless spoons and jigging spoons; trolling tips that work.
The Allotment Almanac

The Allotment Almanac

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From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: An overview of the plotThings to do this monthWhat to watch out forKey crops for the monthProgress reports on all the standard vegTop variety tipsMain tasks for the monthAllotment TalesWith all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.
Almanacs

Almanacs

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Almanacs: a mythic scrapbook, bag of cats, a one-man band. Almanacs is concerned with lists, rules and archetypes and what they don't account for. It takes as its subjects the Tarot, the lore of Full Moons, weather myths and travellers' tales. The central sequence 'Lorelei's Lore' is a road movie in poems, set in the north of Scotland: Ultima Thule, hijacked by elusive sirens and Harrier jets. There's the ruthless Lorelei, gorgeous Ghosty who's given up on everything except the Road, and Skerryman, patron saint of bad weather and absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder. It's obsessed with yearning, like the two seas separated by the tip of Shetland 'metres apart / and desperate for each other.' Lorelei's Lore wonders 'what's beautiful?' (tarmac? sheep carcasses? sunburn?) and 'where's your native home?' 'A quick mind abroad alone in the ever-changing natural landscape. The language country-rooted, specific, of clear observation: a sophisticated, refreshing country brew. There are many memorable images in the described coquettish dance of nature's primal forces. This is an excellent collection -Jen Had? 'A zestful poet of the road, a beat poet of the upper latitudes, Jen Had?eld conjures poems and prose-poems of great spirit and imaginative daring from the northern landscapes. Lively, youthful and full of the joy of language, Almanacs is the most refreshing debut for ages' -Kathleen Jamie.
The Kidzter Music Almanac - July

The Kidzter Music Almanac - July

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On This Day In Music": Learn what happened in music in every day in July. Music facts, songs of the day, song previews & videos.
The Almanac

The Almanac

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The Almanac
The Mother's Almanac

The Mother's Almanac

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A national bestseller with more than 750,000 copies in print, now revised for the new mothers of the '90s - the latest findings on health, advice for working mothers, facts about the influence of TV, and more.B & W illustrations throughout.
A Grim Almanac of Manchester

A Grim Almanac of Manchester

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This book collects together 365 of the darkest tales from Manchester's history - terrifying true tales of riot, assault, murder and crime, of slums, disease, death and disaster. Compiled by Manchester historian and genealogist Michala Hulme and filled with amazing historical horrors, read it if you dare!
Almanac of World Crime

Almanac of World Crime

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The Almanac of World Crime chronicles the exploits of the underworld-murder, robbery, arson, torture, rape, kidnapping, extortion, and blackmail, to name only a few-and takes the reader on an iniquitous tour of the world's gambling halls, dope parlors, cathouses, and clip joints. Everything from the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Mount Pelée to the looting during the Black Plague is featured in these pages. Here are the stories of some of history's outstanding killers and criminals: "Black Jack" Ketchum, Polly Adler, "Scarface" Al Capone, "Trigger Mike" Cappola, and George Metesky, as well as The Mad Bomber, Dutch Schultz, Belle Star, Lizzie Borden, Blue Near, Caligula, Jack the Ripper, and the Manson Gang. Drawn from thousands of sources and illustrated with over 200 photographs and drawings, Almanac of World Crime defines the darker side of human nature and conveniently presents it to the reader A to Z.
Adams Resume Almanac

Adams Resume Almanac

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A revised edition of the most comprehensive resume guide on the market! A must for the successful job search, The Adams Resume Almanac, 2nd Edition contains everything a candidate needs to know in order to craft a compelling, job-winning resume. Whether a first-time job hunter starting with a blank page, or a seasoned professional with a long story to tell, the candidate will find 600 examples of resumes appropriate to every situation.
The Kidzter Music Almanac - April

The Kidzter Music Almanac - April

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On This Day In Music": Learn what happened in music on every day in April. Music facts, songs of the day, song previews & videos. What happened in music on your birthday?
Witch's Almanac 2012

Witch's Almanac 2012

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The witchs year is aligned with the movement of the Sun, the Moon and the seasons. Practising white witch, Marie Bruce, creates this inspirational collection of spells and features on natural magic festivals. The aim is simple: to help us appreciate natural magic and learn how to use it to make our everyday lives better. It contains the principles and practices of witchcraft, magical tools, spell-casting and more. Plus, each monthly section offers daily guidance on the positions of the planets and the magical daily influences, with seasonal spells and detailed features on all the major festivals and celebrations
Nature Lover's Almanac, A

Nature Lover's Almanac, A

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Did you know that: We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will connect you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.
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