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SPHDZ Book #1! By Jon Scieszka

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SPHDZ Book #1! By Jon Scieszka
Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn?t hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren?t kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens, who have invaded our planet dIsguised as school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ in order to save the world! But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K. as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment? Several websites mentioned in the book will be live?giving readers a full interactive experience.

Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed By Leo Goldberger

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Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed By Leo Goldberger
Presenting authoritative, up-to-date information in convenient handbook form, this premier reference covers an extensive range of current topics on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of stress. In this second editiOn, new chapters have been added on crime victimization, sexual abuse, multiple roles, gender and distress, AIDS, chronic illness, aging, the burnout phenomenon, psychosomatic disorders, biomedical indices of stress, and more. New research has been added dealing with personality emotion and stress, cognitive processes, depression, bereavement, work-stress, post-traumatic stress reponse, alcoholism, stress management, and more. .

Night Howl By Andrew Neiderman

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Night Howl By Andrew Neiderman
Bobby loves his dog King, a playful German shepherd?until the day King turns and attacks him, snarling and vicious. The dog is put to sleep, but Bobby still sees him everywhere?in the garden, on the stairs, crouching, waiting.     Then the horrific deaths begin?brutal, savage maulings. Terror grips the sleepy town of Fallsburg, and doors are nervously locked at night. For through the woods runs a dark shadow with dripping jaws, eluding pursuit with uncanny skill.     Now, more than ever, the scientist down the road must guard the deadly secret of the monster they?ve unleashed. .

The Moon Riders By Theresa Tomlinson

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The Moon Riders By Theresa Tomlinson
Myrina has prepared for thirteen years to join the Moon Riders?learning the sacred dances, the art of using a weapon, and listening to her mother and grandmother's tales of their time spent with the Moon-maidens. Finally, the day arrives when she will leave her family and devote herself to the Old Woman, Atisha, and her tribe of fearlesS young warriors.No sooner do Myrina and the Riders leave camp when a stowaway is discovered: Cassandra, the troubled young princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of death and destruction in Troy; and yet when her predictions begin to come true, she and the other Moon Riders have no choice but to get involved. The events that unfold as the Trojan War wages on will affect Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in unimaginable, unforgettable ways.Acclaimed British author Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to life the legend of the Amazons and sets it against a backdrop of one of …

The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys By Scott William Carter

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The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys By Scott William Carter
While bullies are beating up Charlie, his ex?bestfriend Jake pulls up in a bright red ?67 Mustang?the principal?s car?and tells him to get in. It?s a choice between a broken nose and the Risk of a lifetime, and Charlie, a self-described straight-A student and grade-A geek, decides to take a chance. Now the two teens are on a mission to find Charlie?s absent father and avoid arrest for car theft. An eventful journey puts Charlie in the middle of a court case 1,000 miles from home. And in the courtroom, he will have to make the ultimate choice of his life.

The Rules of Sociological Method By Emile Durkheim

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The Rules of Sociological Method By Emile Durkheim
Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim?s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim?s work into context for the twenty-first century reader.The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim?s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scieNtific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research.The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim?s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method?s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim?s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with schol…

Mercury in Retrograde By Paula Froelich

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Mercury in Retrograde By Paula Froelich
When Mercury is in retrograde, the only guarantee is anything that can go wrong, will. Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph, has pounded the pavement for five years from city borough to borough, carrying out her boss's eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to everyone but him. Finally, she is inches away from being promoted to her dream job -- covering courtroom drama for the paper -- but after one spectacularly disastrous day, she is fired instead. Lena "Lipstick Carcrash" Lipp eNcrass has a pretty fabulous life, even by a socialite's standards, as a top editor at the high fashion magazine Y. Long lunches with her girlfriends and afternoons spent shopping at Bergdorf's are all in a day's work. But when Lena's always indulgent parents abruptly cut off her cash flow and kick her out of her beloved West Village duplex for refusing to work for the family business, she …