A natural history of the influenza virus is presented from the 1918 Spanish Flu up through the H5N1 Bird Flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu. The structure and function of the influenza virus are discussed in terminology accessible to everyone. Vaccines, medicines, preventions, treatments and other practical considerations are discussed in order to provide information to enhance the probability of surviving a severe flu outbreak or pandemic.
Israel expected the Messiah to be a conquering hero who would liberate the Jews from their Roman servitude. But instead, Christ came as a suffering servant to liberate all mankind from slavery to sin. The Gospel of Mark records Christ's public ministry as a journey to the Cross, yet-paradoxically again-as a time of vigorous action when His miracles astounded the multitudes, and His boldness infuriated His foes.About the commentary series This commentary was written for your grandmother. And for your plumber, your banker, and the girl who serves you French Fries at the nearby McDonald's. That is, it was written for the average layperson, for the nonprofessional who feels a bit intimidated by the presence of copious footnotes, long bibliographies, and all those other things which so enrich the lives of academics. It is written for the pious Orthodox layman who is mystified by such things as Source Criticism, but who nonethe wants to know what the Scriptures mean.
Hop aboard the Thingamajigger and join the Cat and Co. as they travel the world and visit six different habitats—a tropical rainforest, the African savanna, a desert, the Arctic, a rocky shore, and Sally's backyard—in this sturdy, oversize board book with 50 flaps about places visited in the PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! See that jaguar hidden in the rain forest? Lift the flap to find out how its spotted fur helps the big cat disappear in the dappled light. See that patch of sand on the beach? Lift the flap to find a soft-shelled clam buried in the sand! Perfect for little hands and curious minds, this is a great way to introduce natural history featuring a character kids know and love!
Congressman Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii and veteran novelist Richard Hoyt team up to write a dazzling political thriller. When terrorist barge into the crowded House of Representatives and open fire, leaving more than a hundred dead or dying, the nation is shocked. Former CIA agent James Burlane asks", Who profits?"--and follows the trail to chilling answers.
A RIP-ROARING, PULSE-POUNDING FLORIDA PUZZLER... “A ripping good yarn … an exciting tale.” —Publishers Weekly “...
an imaginative plot, some rousing action, a black-hearted villain, a cute kid, some gently ironic humor, and a heroine who's appealing without being perfect.” —Booklist As intricate as a fisherman’s net, Riptide fairly writhes with sinister delights—family secrets, family feuds, lost family fortunes, betrayals, puzzles, sunken treasure… and murder, of course. With a bit of illicit romance and treachery thrown in for seasoning. This rife atmosphere swirls around New york artist Isabel Anders, who’s summoned home to tiny St. Elmo, Florida to deal with an emergency: the aunt who raised her has been brutally—and mysteriously—injured. Isabel arrives to find the family mansion in ruins, her aunt living in a trailer, and, dangerous as a cottonmouth, the lover she left at sixteen just where he used to be. Waiting for her. Except now he’s got a grudge against her, a secret of his own, and some unsavory companions. Just when Isabel’s aunt seems to be getting better (but before she’s able to talk again) she dies just as mysteriously as she was injured. Suspecting murder, Isabel quickly ties her aunt’s death to another. But to find the killer, she has to hack her way through a small-town jungle of intrigue and several generations of interrelated secrets, producing hours of pulse-pounding delight for the confirmed puzzle fan. WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, intelligent cozies like those by G.M. Malliett, Elizabeth Zelvin, and Gillian Roberts, British puzzlemeisters like the great Dorothy L. Sayers herself, all BBC mysteries, and of course, Michaela Thompson’s own Hurricane Season.
This guide offers analyses of all Faulkner's short stories, published and unpublished, that were not incorporated into novels or turned into chapters of a novel. Seventy-one stories receive individual critical analysis and evaluation.