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The Spirit of the Dog: An Illustrated History

This large, beautifully produced, and lavishly illustrated book explores the long, colorful, and enduring bond that has continued to exist between human beings and dogs. It's a relationship that dates back some 14,000 years, marked by many momentous events--dogs following or leading men into battle. . . dogs rescuing men, women, and children from scenes of disaster. . . dogs seated on the laps of emperors. . . and dogs working in the fields with farmers and shepherds. Here are accounts of-- Dogs in ancient Rome and in cultures of the Far East Hunting dogs from the Middle Ages to the present day The emergence of dog breed societies The bravery of working dogs in the police and the military The development of guide dogs for the blind and infirm Here too are illustrated descriptions of virtually all major breeds, arranged in categories that include: Sight Hounds • Spitz-type Dogs • Mastiff Breeds • Guard Dogs and Herding Dogs Scent Hounds • Gun Dog Breeds • Terrier Breeds • and Toy Dogs and Companion Breeds The Spirit of the Dog promises to be a treasured addition to the bookshelf of many devoted dog lovers. Printed throughout in full color, it features more than 400 magnificent photos and illustrations.

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80 Activities for Small Groups -3%

Each of these handy durable and easy-to-use cards contains practical suggestions and detailed descriptions to help teachers create active learning small groups. The cards are conveniently sized to fit in hanging files and they are three-hole drilled for t

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University Club of Chicago: Floor Plans, Illustrative Sketches and Brief Descriptions of the New Building of the Club (Classic Reprint)

Sltttro Jittrtinrfl I HE new building of the University Club of Chicago is located at the northwest corner of Michigan A venue and Monroe Street. It has a south frontage of one hundred and seventy-one feet on Monroe Street and an east frontage of sixty-eight feet on Michigan A venue. The exterior walls are of Bedford stone; the roof is of green tile. Every modern device has been utilized to make the building as nearly fireproof as possible. The style of architecture fortunately chosen by the architects, Messrs. Holabird Roche, is the English Collegiate, sometimes described as Tudor Gothic. In making this selection the architects followed the line of academic tradition. How to adapt this style, associated as it is with comparatively low buildings, to the requirements of a congested portion of a great city, was a formidable problem. How successfully the architects have met this difficulty must be left to critics of architecture to decide. The interior arrangements of a commodious club-house are such as to require great diversity in height of ceiling. Unless the interior arrangements are to be tortured to suit the exterior elevation, considerable irregularity in the distribution and size of the windows is, therefore, inevitable. The Gothic style seems to be peculiarly hospitable to irregularity. In fact, it has often been noted that one of the charms of Gothic architecture grows out of the fact that a certain irregularity, as opposed to absolute repetition, is productive of the most satisfactory effects. The result is that the exterior of the building quite clearly reveals the uses to which the principal apartments are devoted.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Clas

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Fly Fisher's Guide to Idaho 3rd Edition Book

New Page 1 100 new pages with many more waters, complete description of each species of trout, salmon, and bass in Idaho, and some great fly fishing techniques. Detailed maps show access points, mileage and camp sites for each water. Also covered are special seasons & regulations, available species & their descriptions, river miles, river character, water flows, hatches, patterns, fishing tips & techniques, accommodations, restaurants, fly shops, outfitters, private waters, and more. 53 maps 100 photos; 6x9 inches, 480 pgs. This comprehensive guide gives a complete description of each species of trout, salmon, and bass available in Idaho. Includes: Over forty rivers, detailed river maps showing access points, mileage, and camp sites, stream data on each river including seasons, special regulations, trout, river miles, river character, water flows, access, hatches, insect patterns, as well as tips and techniques for fishing, accommodations, restaurants, fly tackle shops, outfitters, private waters, airports, rental cars, and hospitals. Plus: 50 exciting photos of the rivers and fish.

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Milky Way Map

This computer-generated image of the Milky Way shows the entire galaxy in one perspective of a 3-D model. The model incorporates the positions of hundreds of thousands of stars and nebulae within the galaxy, shows Earth's location, and includes additional photographs, descriptions and locations of fascinating phenomena throughout the Milky Way.

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Lombard Street : a description of the money market

Lombard Street : a description of the money market. please visit www.valdebooks.com for a full list of titles

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Raccoon trapping: Description, habits, and a complete trapping course for both the amateur and professional

S. Stanley Hawbaker's "Raccoon Trapping" Book offers a complete course in trapping the raccoon. It contains 50 pages with 41 illustrations and photos. There are 24 sets all illustrated with the drawings by the famous artist Leon Pray. In additions to the sets, you learn how to make lure that is really attractive to raccoons, what bait to use, trap sizes to use, how to anchor traps, raccoon habits, prospecting and much more.

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My First Ballet Class: A Book with Foldout Pages

Sweet text from bestselling author Alyssa Satin Capucilli takes readers through their very first day at ballet class! This 9 x 9 paper-over-board book features striking photographs and whimsical drawn images. Cardstock pages with large fold-out panels feature detailed step-by-step instructions for each ballet position. Each cardstock page folds out into a large 18 x 18 inch page that reveals detailed descriptions of actual dance instructions! The story of Miss Lavender and her young ballerinas will entice young readers to emulate their simple movements again and again! Thanks to this interactive book, aspiring ballerinas can practice their dance steps wherever they go!

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The Prince

The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). But the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings". Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the Mirror of Princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the Vernacular (Italian) rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of his works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It also helped make "Old Nick" an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words "politics" and "politician" in western countries. In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy, which was written a few years later. In its use of near contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which The Prince has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani. The descriptions within The Prince has the general theme of accepting the aims of princes; such as glory, and indeed survival, can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends.

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The Good That Business Does (PovertyCure Book Series)

One of the major political challenges of the modern era has been to manage the integration of business into the life of the civil community. Similarly, Christian social thinkers have struggled to integrate business activity into their account of morality, justice, and the common good. While the disciplines of economics and law teach us much about the character of contemporary business, their descriptions are limited. Drawing on the natural-law tradition's concept of goods, Kennedy offers a fuller treatment of the moral obligations of business and the role of business in society. His argument upholds the importance of business in fulfilling private goods and meeting human needs, and also outlines the ways that it contributes to the common good.

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One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area: Quick and Convenient Backpacking Trips within Two Hours of San Francisco

Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area.Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you’ll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.

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Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Interaction Styles 2.0

Are you ready to have a process to explain what an ESTJ, ENTJ, ESTP and ENFJ all have in common? It is their interaction style! Learn and use this booklet with others to see the similarities between the different personality types and how they interact and communicate by looking at the four interaction styles: In-Charge: ESTJ, ENTJ, ESTP, ENFJ Behind-the-Scenes: ISFJ, INTP, ISFP, INFP Chart-the-Course: ISTJ, INTJ, ISTP, INFJ Get-things-Going: ESFJ, ENTP, ESFP, ENFP From the back cover... Like leaves of many colors, we each have a different energy. Each colored leaf excites the senses in different ways and evokes a different emotion just as each of us impacts and influences others in different ways. This energy is driven from within by our predispositions and yet influenced by our interactions with others. There is richness and variety in the many ways we have of expressing who we are. The four interaction styles are patterns of behavior that have been described by many over the years. Each style has a theme-centered internal drive that helps set the boundaries of our comfort zone in the chaotic world of interpersonal relationships. If we can recognize our own style, we can better match our energy and know how to adapt and flex when necessary to reach goals and meet others at their view of the world. Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Interaction Styles reveals the four fundamental interaction style patterns for you to "try on" in your search for understanding yourself (and others). Within these patterns are clues to the "how" of our behaviors. Find out how you consistently see to fall into certain roles in your interactions with others and how you can shift your energies to take on other roles when necessary. After seven years of working with this groundbreaking model, Linda Berens has completed version 2.0. She added two additional pages for each Interaction Style with expanded arrow pattern descriptions AND snapshots of four variations for each style. In addition, there is a new page devoted to the four energy patterns and the four decision-making styles. A conceptual change was made in the Things-in-Common section to help people clarify their Interaction Style. The focus on Control versus Movement was changed to a more bias free dichotomy of focus on Outcome versus focus on Process.

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Fishes (Golden Guide)

Full-color illustrations of 278 of the most common fresh- and salt-water fishes accompany clear and concise descriptions that tell:-Where different fishes live and what they eat-Their sizes, shapes, and other identifying features-Their intriguing and various ways of lifeFishes is a fascinating guide for everyone interested in learning about underwater life.

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Fossils (Golden Field Guide Series)

This introduction to the life of the past as revealed through fossils includes:-Descriptions of the typical plants and animals of major geological eras-Maps showing where fossils can be found-The history of the development of life on earthFull-color illustrations and concise information make this an invaluable and enjoyable guide to a fascinating subject.

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Endangered Animals (Golden Guide)

Wildlife is in danger everywhere. In this timely look at the plight of endangered animals, you will find:-A survey of hundreds of animal species that are in trouble-Descriptions of the many causes of endangerment and the controversies surrounding current laws-Fascinating stories about the efforts of people to rescue species and restore harmony and balance in nature-More than a hundred dramatic full-color illustrationsHere is a valuable resource for nature lovers-for anyone, in fact, who is concerned with the fate of animals and the future of life on this planet.

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Farm Fresh

Growing up on a small farm in Northern Michigan during the 1950's left the author with some fond memories and a few callouses on his hands and on his behind. This book is a collection of these memories along with a few poems that also recall the good times and the hard work of growing up on a farm. Life on the farm was one of self-sufficiency, as well as a need to rely on others. The author uses vivid descriptions and humor to give the reader a sense of what it was like living close to God and close to the soil.

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Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

Your Guide to Online GenealogyThe internet has made millions of records available to search any time, anywhere. Start finding your ancestors with just a few strokes of a keyboard using the detailed instruction in this book. Inside you'll find:An overview of where and how to start your family history researchDetailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historiansHundreds of helpful websites to further your researchStep-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking forChapters dedicated to finding specific records, including birth, marriage and death; census; military; land; and immigrationCase studies that apply key concepts to real-life searchesIdeas for connecting with fellow researchers and distant relatives through social media, blogging and newslettersSpecial resources for researching American Indian, African-American and Jewish ancestorsPlus access to bonus online video demonstrations If you're curious about who's hanging out in your family tree, there's never been a better time to find out. Get this book, get online and get started today!

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Best Easy Day Hikes Hudson River Valley (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Best Easy Day Hikes Hudson River Valley includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 18 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

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Some Old Historic Landmarks of Virginia and Maryland Described in a Hand-Book for the Tourist Over the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway (Classic Reprint)

To The Reader. This Hand Book, makes no pretensions to literary excellence nor fine tyi)ographical display. The only aim of the author in its preparation has been historical accuracy and the acceptable presentation of much and varied information in a little compass at almost nominal cost. It is merely an epitome of a Library Edition of much greater scope, witli many more subjects and illustrations to be published hereafter. Some repetitions of facts and occurrences will be found in reading the different chapters on account of their having been written at different times for which the readers indulgence is asked. The thanks of the author is due to such of his friends as have contributed to the value of the work, and especially to Miss Eugenia De Land of Washington City for her numerous pictorial designs. In the book will be found not only a summary of the life, services, and character of General Washington, and a description of his home, his farms, and his farming operations, and the changes vvhich have been incident to his land estate since his passing away, but also descriptions of numerous other outlying historic landmarks on both shores of the Potomac. The writer trusts that the book, hastily prepared in brief ititervals of pressing duties, may prove an acceptable companion to all strangers wayfaring among the many interesting historic i)oints which will be opened to them by this convenient and delightful route of travel to the Home and Tcmb of the venerated Washington. W. H. S.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to

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A History of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Its Surroundings (Classic Reprint)

Samuel Haycraft s History of EH zabethtown and I ts Surroundings was published in the EH zabethtown News in 1869 and republished in 1889-90. The preservation of this history through its publication in the News is a happy occurrence, for in no other way would much of the early history of the town have been accurately preserved. Mr. Haycraft was a son of one of the three pioneer settlers of the town, and was born when the town was still an early pioneer settlement. At the time of his death he had lived here 83 years, and he was the only remaining citizen whose life went back to the towns earliest days. EH zabethtown is now 140 years old, and it will not be long before no one will be left whose interest in the towns history is quickened by personal memory of its early inhabitants. When that time comes, traditions will rapidly grow vague, and the knowledge of its early history and characters will be lost. On account of facts like these the Elizabethtown Woman s Club undertook the publication of Haycraft s History in book form. The original suggestion of this came from Mrs. William Allen Pusey, of Chicago. There are many EH zabethtown people both at home and abroad to whom the town is dear and who are interested in preserving its history. When this matter was proposed to them there was a gratifying response which has enabled the club to proceed with the undertaking. Quite aside from local interest and personal feelings there are other good reasons for the publication of this work. It is an exceedingly interesting document, particularly in the vivid description which the writer gives of pioneer customs and conditions. The author loved the town and its early history, and he describes it in vigorous style and with a quaint sense of humor. He was little disturbed in his writing by the laws of composition, but his descriptions flow on easily, and the reader is never u(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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