Ben Franklin was an amasing American because he was:* a printer and businessman who created Poor Richard's Almanac* the inventor of the lightining rod and the Franklin stove* a community leader who started the first public library in America* a statesman who helped to gain our country's freedom from BritishThese are only a few ways in which Ben was amazing. This book tells you much more about him.
All-new tales from the shallow end of the gene pool Named after Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool . . . by removing themselves from it. Most of us know instinctively that igniting a blasting cap in our mouth is a recipe for disaster. Darwin Award winners do not. Most of us have basic sound judgment that eliminates the need for no smoking signs at ammo dumps. Darwin Award winners do not. Whether it's head-butting motorcyclists, thallium-snorting soldiers, or hatchet-wielding men who mistake a body part for a chicken neck, there's no shortage of creative Darwin Award winners. There's a reason the instructions say, "Don't heat your lava lamp on the stove." Only a Darwin Award winner would learn the fatal reason why. Filled with over a hundred new tales of evolution in action, science essays by guest writers, and a parody research paper supporting Intelligent Design, The Darwin Awards 4 shows that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long way to go.
Major Amberson had made a fortune in 1873, when other people were losing fortunes, and the magnificence of the Ambersons began then. Magnificence, like the size of a fortune, is always comparative, as even Magnificent Lorenzo may now perceive, if he has happened to haunt New York in 1916; and the Ambersons were magnificent in their day and place. Their splendour lasted throughout all the years that saw their Midland town spread and darken into a city, but reached its topmost during the period when every prosperous family with children kept a Newfoundland dog. In that town, in those days, all the women who wore silk or velvet knew all the other women who wore silk or velvet, and when there was a new purchase of sealskin, sick people were got to windows to see it go by. Trotters were out, in the winter afternoons, racing light sleighs on National A venue and Tennessee Street; everybody recognized both the trotters and the drivers; and again knew them as well on summer evenings, when slim buggies whizzed by in renewals of the snow-time rivalry. For that matter, everybody knew everybody elses family horse-and-carriage, could identify such a silhouette half a mile down the street, and thereby was sure who was going to market, or to a reception, or coming home from office or store to noon dinner or evening supper. During the earlier years of this period, elegance of personal appearance was believed to rest more upon the texture of garments than upon their shaping. A silk dress needed no remodelling when if was a year or so old; it remained distinguished by merely remaining silk. Old men and governors wore broadcloth; full dress was broadcloth with doeskin trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a stove-pipe. In town and country these men would wear no other hat, and, without self-cons(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
The winter room is where Eldon, his brother Wayne, old Uncle David, and the rest of the family gather on icy cold nights, sitting in front of the stove. There the boys listen eagerly to all of Uncle David's tales of superheroes.Then one night Uncle David tells the story, "The Woodcutter," and what happens next is terrible--then wonderful.
Series Description: The Millennium Puzzle was made in Egypt at the dawn of time. When Yugi solved it, he unleashed the spirit of the Game King, a reckless gambler who possessed Yugi and dragged him into one bizarre challenge after another. Set before the start of the TV series, the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga shows the origin of the characters. Tenth-grade loner Yugi always had his head in some game -- until he solved the Millennium Puzzle and awakened a 3,000-year-old spirit! The reawakened King of Games possesses Yugi and raises the stakes to amazing heights in the bizarre Game of One Digit and the Game of Air Hockey with Explosives All Over a Hot Stove!
In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle¿s mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost¿ Oxford student Jillian Leigh works day and night to keep up with her studies¿so to leave at the beginning of the term is next to impossible. But after her uncle Toby, a renowned ghost hunter, is killed in a fall off a cliff, she must drive to the seaside village of Rothewell to pack up his belongings. Almost immediately, unsettling incidents¿a book left in a cold stove, a gate swinging open on its own¿escalate into terrifying events that convince Jillian an angry spirit is trying to enter the house. Is it Walking John, the two-hundred-year-old ghost who haunts Blood Moon Bay? And who beside the ghost is roaming the local woods at night? If Toby uncovered something sinister, was his death no accident? The arrival of handsome Scotland Yard inspector Drew Merriken, a former RAF pilot with mysteries of his own, leaves Jillian with more questions than answers¿and with the added complication of a powerful, mutual attraction. Even as she suspects someone will do anything to hide the truth, she begins to discover spine-chilling secrets that lie deep within Rothewell¿and at the very heart of who she is.
Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily¿s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, seen the Silver Dart soar high in Nova Scotia¿s skies, and evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad. In Arctic Storm Emily and Matt find themselves stranded in the Far North in 1976 and a squall is on the way!After a shaky landing on snow-covered ground, the two friends meet a team of research scientists studying animal migration and habitat. Problem is, the scientists are traveling without their guide, they¿ve lost their radio and half their supplies (including food and a stove), and now a storm is coming.To make matters worse, one of the scientists has brought along his fifteen-year-old son, Arthur, who is becoming increasingly ill and is in need of a doctor. And after the group is spooked in the night by howling wolves, they wake up the next day to find their lead sled dog missing! Can Matt and Emily brave the storm and help their new friends especially Arthur back to safety? And will their faith in Moon Dog, an inexperienced sled dog, help him guide the team to safety?
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Pay homage to two of America's most influential Founding Fathers and the men who earned the titles of The First American and the First President of the United States. Cast in quality designer resin with a faux bronze finish, these foot-tall statues of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington make an artistically commanding presence on a bookshelf, desk or with a display of patriotic collectibles. Both endure as international icons for liberation and the gift of freedom. George Washington: 51/2Wx3Dx11H. 2 lbs.
Pay homage to two of America's most influential Founding Fathers and the men who earned the titles of The First American and the First President of the United States. Cast in quality designer resin with a faux bronze finish, these foot-tall statues of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington make an artistically commanding presence on a bookshelf, desk or with a display of patriotic collectibles. Both endure as international icons for liberation and the gift of freedom. Benjamin Franklin: 4Wx4Dx11H. 2 lbs.
Pay homage to two of America's most influential Founding Fathers and the men who earned the titles of The First American and the First President of the United States. Cast in quality designer resin with a faux bronze finish, these foot-tall statues of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington make an artistically commanding presence on a bookshelf, desk or with a display of patriotic collectibles. Both endure as international icons for liberation and the gift of freedom. Benjamin Franklin: 4Wx4Dx11H. 2 lbs. George Washington: 51/2Wx3Dx11H. 2 lbs.
Presents a brief look at the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt
It's a race against time! Abigail and her friends can't believe it -- Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Babs is making a terrible mess of history, and it's up to the third-grade time-travelers to put things right. But no matter how far back the kids go, Babs is always one step ahead of them. Will they be able to find Ben and stop Babs in time to save history?
The world fell in love with U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics. Winning four gold medals and one bronze, the 17-year-old gained fans for her amazing athletic skills, remarkable sportsmanship and a genuinely warm personality. Referring to the water as her second home, the beloved athlete began swimming recreationally at just two months of age. By the age of seven, the youngster seemed destined for stardom, dominating local swim meets with her textbook stroke techniques and lightning-quick speed. By the time she reached high school, the teenager was a world and Olympic champion, all the while remaining a At kid who simply loves to swim. A children¿s biography, Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation narrates the Colorado native¿s transformation from a talented toddler to queen of the pool. Who says nice girls finish last? Missy is swimming's biggest female star!
Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln - A Book for Young Americans is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by James Baldwin is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of James Baldwin then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
Since Franklin's friend Otter moved away, nothing seems to go right -- until Franklin figures out a way he and Otter can stay friends. Another Franklin Classic Storybook to delight young readers.
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin likes being a big brother ? most of the time. But when his little sister, Harriet, wants to play with his favorite stuffed animal, Franklin doesn't want to share. As they tug at the toy, something terrible happens. It rips! Franklin's mother fixes it, but he remains angry and hides the toy in his closet. Then Franklin discovers it's not the toy that makes Harriet happy -- it's her big brother who brings a smile to her face. Franklin decides that maybe sharing isn't so bad after all.
Surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin, highlighting his work as an inventor and statesman.
Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.
In one of the most popular works in all of American Literature, the legendary Benjamin Franklin gives a witty and charming self-portrait of his extrordinary life. Ben Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and along with Jefferson was a true Renaissance Man in every sense. Not just a politician or diplomat, Franklin was also an accomplished scientist, inventor, writer and publisher. Through his long life of eighty-four years, he helped with the birth of a great nation, gave advice on topics such as the attainment of wealth, helped to define the science of electricity, and negotiated with foreign powers like France and England.