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14 Cows for America (USED)

14 Cows for America (USED)

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A New York Times Best Seller

This now-classic picture book recounts the true story of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

"Lovely... beautifully evocative." ―Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Moving and dramatically illustrated." ―The Wall Street Journal

"Elegant...suspenseful...The colors of Kenya explode off the page." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

In June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.

This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of the touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11 attacks. With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) - Bank Street College of Education

Notable Books for a Global Society - International Reading Association

E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor - Association of Booksellers for Children

Parents' Choice Gold Award - Parents' Choice Foundation

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41 (USED)

41 (USED)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father's influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.
A Crash, a Roar, and So Much More! (USED)

A Crash, a Roar, and So Much More! (USED)

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John Lithgow makes Arts and Literacy a Palooza of fun for kids! Turn the pages of A Crash, a Roar, and So Much More! and join Marsupial Sue on a fascinating, fun reading adventure! Animals live in families, just like you do! In this fact-filled title, readers discover how animals play together, raise their young, and work cohesively to hunt, hide, and offer protection. In this level 2 emerging reader children will have fun beginning to build important reading skills as they learn about these fascinating animals! Level 2, Emerging Readers feature: - Repetitive language - Familiar and unfamiliar language - Longer sentences - Vibrant, full-color photography - Vocabulary list highlighting key words from the story - Comprehension questions that reinforce important reading concepts Take a heaping measure of fascinating information about the arts. Add a dose of laughter and creativity. What do you get? Best-selling author John Lithgow's Lithgow Palooza Readers! The popular Lithgow Palooza Readers feature three levels of reading fun for children grades K to 3, carefully designed to match the abilities of developing readers. Research has proven that children benefit academically from participation in the arts. Children will build and strengthen important reading skills as they learn about such things as instruments, animals, music, and sounds.
America by Heart (USED)

America by Heart (USED)

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin delivers an intimate and personal look at the woman behind the public servant. In her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Going Rogue--the bestselling nonfiction book of 2009--Palin gave readers a look at her upbringing, her dynamic career, and her candidacy next to John McCain for the Vice Presidency of the United States.

In America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, this inspirational follow-up, her reflections on faith, family, and patriotism will read like a bible of American virtues for anyone hoping to understand the truths that lie at the heart of the nation.

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America; A Patriotic Primer (USED)

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America: A Patriotic Primer is a succinct history of the United States, an ABC of the principles on which this country was founded, and a book for children and families to pore over, discuss, and cherish.
A is for America,
the land that we love.
B is for the
Birthday
of this country of ours....
To choose the twenty-six people and ideas that comprise the book, Lynne Cheney has drawn on a lifetime of learning about the American past, and on the inspiration that comes from witnessing recent history firsthand. Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser imbues Mrs. Cheney's words with childlike joy through her exuberant drawings. Together they have created a patriotic primer, a book that teaches history by celebrating the diversity, tenacity, and faith of the American people.

This A to Z of America frames the story -- and the miracle -- of our country.

American Body in Context (USED)

American Body in Context (USED)

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The body is a physical entity and a symbolic artifact. It is both created in the world of nature and also physically reconstructed by a culture. The body is both an internal, subjective environment and simultaneously an object for others to observe and evaluate. Bodily practices, woven within a dense web of social relationships, are then both individual and collective- the individual body expresses cultural values, rules, and regulations in the daily routine of living. The American Body in Context: An Anthology is an interdisciplinary investigation of these body relationships, examining the American historical and contemporary constructions of the body. Through readings and exercises, this new book allows readers to explore interrelationships between the individualized and the constructed nature of embodied experiences. This comprehensive text draws together a wide variety of analyses and demonstrates the interdependence between the individual and the structural (re)productions of embodied experiences in the U.S. This is an excellent text for courses in American studies, American society, cultural and social anthropology, and gender studies.

Asking Better Questions; Models, Techniques and Classroom Activities for Engaging Students in Learning (USED)

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Teachers learn how to pose well-thought-out questions and encourage students to ask better ones. This complete analysis of teaching, questioning, and learning includes tips for modeling, questions, innovative activities, and lesson plans.
Best Practices in Construction Site Safety

Best Practices in Construction Site Safety

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Harlan W. Fair has 68 years of experience in construction and civil engineering, including construction site safety. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering, graduating in 1954 with an MS in Civil Engineering. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps at Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I. His first assignment was Maintenance Officer at Argentia, Newfoundland Harlan Naval Air Station where he was responsible for a Seabee Detachment and civilian work force. Following a Naval Reserve career, he retired as a captain in the Civil Engineer Corps. In 1957 he joined Turner Construction Company as a field engineer. In 1964 he was Project Engineer for Thompson Starrett Construction Company on the New York State Exhibit at the New York World's Fair. After assignments as Facility Director at Cornell Medical and New York Hospital, Director of Project Management for the New York Health and Hospital Corp and Project Manager on a consumables project in Oklahoma City for Xerox, he started his own construction and construction management business in the Metropolitan New York area.

For the last 30 years he has managed his own construction firm, H. Fair Associates, Inc. which was a contractor, construction manager, and construction consultant. He bid and was awarded several projects at West Point, N.Y. including additions to the Fire House, Eisenhower Hall, and Shea Track Stadium. He developed condominiums in Chappaqua and Pelham, N.Y. along with construction of single-family residences and commercial buildings in Westchester County NY and Fairfield County CT. As a Forensic Engineer, he was an expert witness in cases involving construction accidents, construction performance, and safety issues. He has served both on arbitration panels and as a single arbitrator under the auspice of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and was a member of the AAA National Dispute Resolution Committee. He retains his membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

He is a professional engineer licensed in New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont, a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a past chairman of the Crane Safety Committee. In 1998 the Committee published through the ASCE, "Crane Safety on Construction Sites." He continues to represent the ASCE to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10 Committee which establishes consensus safety standards by representative organizations from the construction industry. He was formerly an alternate to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30 Committee which establishes safety standards for cableways, cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings.

Better Together; Restoring the American Community (USED)

Better Together; Restoring the American Community (USED)

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In his acclaimed Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam describes the United States as a nation in which we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and in which our social structures have disintegrated. But in the final chapter of that book he detects hopeful signs of civic renewal. In Better Together Putnam and coauthor Lewis Feldstein tell the inspiring stories of people who are reweaving the social fabric by bringing their own communities together or building bridges to others.
Better Together examines how people across the country are inventing new forms of social activism and community renewal. An arts program in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, brings together shipyard workers and their gentrified neighbors; a deteriorating, crime-ridden neighborhood in Boston is transformed by a determined group of civic organizers; an online "virtual" community in San Francisco allows its members to connect with each other as well as the larger group; in Wisconsin schoolchildren learn how to participate in the political process to benefit their town. As our society grows increasingly diverse, say Putnam and Feldstein, it's more important than ever to grow "social capital," whether by traditional or more innovative means. The people profiled in Better Together are doing just that, and their stories illustrate the extraordinary power of social networks for enabling people to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
Bible (Children's) (USED)

Bible (Children's) (USED)

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These favorite stories from the Bible, brimming with adventure and wonder, recount how God revealed Himself to His people. Children will delight in the richly colorful and playful illustrations on every page, each bringing to life a timeless story for them to enjoy over and over again. The large square format, gold corners on the cover, and padded hardcover binding signal this as a special treasury of Bible stories that makes a lovely gift or a volume that families will value for a lifetime.