Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters


Author : Meredith Zeitlin
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101560509
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

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Laugh-out-loud funny high school drama - perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Meg Cabot Let's say you're fourteen and live in New York City. You'd think your life would be like a glamorous TV show, right? And yet . . . You don't have a checking account, much less a personal Black American Express card. You've never been to a club, and the only couture in your closet is a Halloween costume your mom made from an old laundry bag. In other words? You're Kelsey Finkelstein - fourteen and frustrated. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled. Kelsey wants to rebrand herself for high school to make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny. But just because Kelsey has a plan for greatness . . . it doesn't mean the rest of the world is in on it. Kelsey's hilarious commentary and sardonic narration of her freshman year will have readers laughing out loud - while being thankful that they're not in her shoes, of course.


Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters

Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters


Author : Lida Sideris
Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
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ISBN : 1509202412
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (59 users)

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Watch out Southern California! There's a new entertainment attorney in town and she's got game. Only problem is, it’s not the one she should be playing. Corrie Locke belongs behind a desk, not behind a Glock. She should be taking VIP calls, not nosing around a questionable suicide. Instead, she's hot on the trail of a murderer. Luckily, she's the daughter of a late, great private eye and she's inherited his love of sleuthing…and illegal weaponry. It doesn't help matters that her gene for caution is a recessive one. Corrie finds herself in the center of a murder case, unearthing suspects in shocking places. With a cold-blooded killer on the loose, Corrie will have to up her game, or die trying.


Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me


Author : Meredith Zeitlin
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0698173473
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (698 users)

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A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks. In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country—all while documenting the trip through one-of-a-kind commentary.


2014 Guide to Literary Agents

2014 Guide to Literary Agents


Author : Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1599637464
Pages : 911 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (599 users)

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The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their work, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "New Agent Spotlights"--calling out literary reps actively building lists right now. • "How I Got My Agent" success stories from writers who describe their paths from aspiring author to published success. • Informative articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, author platform, nonfiction book proposals, researching agents, and more. • Includes "Ask the Agent" profiles of individual literary agents who are currently seeking writers.


Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me


Author : Meredith Zeitlin
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0147517931
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (147 users)

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High school sophomore Zona Lowell is reluctantly moving to Athens with her father, where she'll be forced to meet her mother's large estranged family.


How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters


Author : Andrew Shaffer
Publisher : Three Rivers Press
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ISBN : 0553418149
Pages : 209 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (553 users)

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Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph. How Will You Survive? In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost. But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find: • Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons; • Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise; • Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler; • Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more. With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a robocroc. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared. Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy!


The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters

The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters


Author : William S. Kern
Publisher : W.E. Upjohn Institute
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ISBN : 0880993634
Pages : 143 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (88 users)

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Only recently have economists understood natural and unnatural disasters as economic phenomena to be formally analyzed. Given the magnitude of many recent disasters, their impact on local, regional, and national economies, and the coverage of their consequences in the popular press, it is puzzling that the attention of economists was for so long largely diverted from analysis of these events. This book presents a noted group of contributors who stand at the forefront of this increasingly important subdiscipline of economics the economics of disasters. The chapters they contribute cover a wide variety of events and delve into the human and economic impacts disasters impose on nations around the world. Several themes dominant in this literature are discussed. These include the ability of potential disaster victims to accurately assess the risks they face, the role of incentives in ensuring that mitigation efforts are undertaken, the adequacy of our evaluation of the impact of disasters on economies, and discussion of the effectiveness of current government policies toward disaster prevention and relief. These will in all likelihood continue to be topics of discussion in the future as well.


Orange is the new Black Presents

Orange is the new Black Presents


Author : Jenji Kohan
Publisher : ABRAMS
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ISBN : 1613127294
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (613 users)

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“A fun read for fans of the Netflix series . . . And don’t worry: These dishes are way better than the food the inmates actually eat on the show” (People). Staffed and run by a band of misfit inmates, the kitchen at Litchfield is in many ways the center of the popular show Orange Is the New Black—a setting for camaraderie, drug smuggling, power struggles, and plot twists. And then there is the food. With sixty-five recipes, twelve sidebars that expand upon the fiction of the show, and sixty photographs from the show featuring favorite characters and memorable moments, Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbook adds new dimensions to any fan’s obsession. The recipes cover three square meals a day, plus snacks/sides, desserts, and drinks. They include Red’s Chicken Kiev, Miss Claudette’s Coconut Cake, and Prison Punch. The sidebars include Taystee’s sug­gested prison reading list, the recipe for Red’s Homemade Homeopathic Remedies, and a prison glossary. Chock full of in-depth information about the show, including recipe headnotes by the characters, DIY projects that emulate notable props, and prison factoids that help bring the show to life, this cookbook will bring a little piece of Litchfield right into your very own kitchen.


Displaced by Disaster

Displaced by Disaster


Author : Ann-Margaret Esnard
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135006431
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem from that of inconsistent terminology and definitions; lack of efforts to quantify displacement risk potential and that factor displacement vulnerability into community plans; lack of understanding of differential needs of "displacees" especially during long-term recovery periods; and policy and institutional responses (or lack thereof) especially as it relates to post-disaster sheltering and housing. Incorporating relevant examples, cases, and policies Esnard and Sapat look at the experience of other countries and how the international community has dealt with hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been forced to leave their homes. Displaced by Disaster addresses such issues from a planning and policy perspective informed by scholarship in disciplines such as emergency management; political science; sociology and anthropology. It is ideal for students and practitioners working in the areas of disaster management, planning, public administration and policy, housing, and the many disciplines connected to disaster issues.


Unnatural Disasters

Unnatural Disasters


Author : Nicole Panter
Publisher :
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Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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A mix of regular and risque stories. In Jerry Stahl's The Age of Love, an older woman seduces a younger man on a plane, while Bernard Cooper's Burl's describes a boy trying on his father's shoes.


Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina


Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
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Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Unnatural Disasters

Unnatural Disasters


Author : Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher : Greenwood
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Pages : 168 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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Looks at sudden and widespread damage to the natural environment caused primarily by human action, including coal mining disasters, dam failures, industrial explosions, oil spills, and terrorist acts.


Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth


Author : Robbie Pfeufer Kahn
Publisher :
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Pages : 360 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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Written as a year-long journal, Milk Teeth chronicles sociologist Robbie Pfeufer Kahn's struggle to achieve a loving relationship with her black Labrador puppy, Laska. Mirthful, mischievous, intelligent, and strong-willed, Laska challenges her owner's attempts at leadership and affection.


Unnatural Disasters

Unnatural Disasters


Author : Janet N. Abramovitz
Publisher : Worldwatch Inst
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Pages : 68 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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The author lays out detailed recommendations for changing the way we manage disasters and ourselves. To the extent possible, people and structures should be located out of harm's way. When hazards are unavoidable, buildings should be made to withstand them. The author believes healthy ecosystems should be maintained or restored to provide natural disaster protection.


The Nation

The Nation


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Pages : pages
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Mozambique's Unnatural Disaster Persists

Mozambique's Unnatural Disaster Persists


Author : Association of West European Parliamentarians for Action Against Apartheid
Publisher :
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Pages : 40 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters


Author : Andrew Shaffer
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9780553447729
Pages : 223 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (447 users)

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"In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything ... But fear not. [This book] is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, youll find vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons"--Page 4 of cover.