The first seven Tashi books all together in one big, fat volume. Fourteen fabulous Tashi stories!;
Another five fabulous Tashi books all together in one big, fat volume. Ten terrific Tashi stories!
A proudly Texan collection of 125 recipes that blend sophisticated techniques and ingredients with hearty, down-home ranch cooking, from a chef with five successful restaurants. A descendent of cattle ranchers, chef Lou Lambert’s cuisine is neither chuck-wagon chow nor French bistro fare. He melds real West Texas flair with the contemporary fine food that he learned to cook at the CIA and then perfected at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, creating big flavor dishes such as Beef Tenderloin with Blue Crab and Bearnaise and Coriander-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Border Chimichurri. Big Ranch, Big City taps into deep Texan pride, but Lambert’s urban, elevated take on Lone Star standards will have broad appeal nationwide.
This e-book includes audio narration. Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he's fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr. Fish has a secret: he's scared of the dark! Very young children will swim along with Mr. Fish as he journeys deep into the ocean to new and mysterious places. They will discover, as Mr. Fish does, the power of friendship to light the way through the big-big dark.
Exciting Dinosaur Train nonfiction! This book is a great first dinosaur book for children. Guided by Buddy and his friends, young readers will learn the facts about six BIG dinosaurs.
Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, and their super-sized dinosaur friends from the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train all star in this BIG activity book inspired by "Big, Big Dinosaur Week" on PBS Kids. It features oversized pages to color, more than 50 stickers, and a built-in handle for carrying on train trips or anywhere else kids ages 3-7 want to go!
A practical guide to leveraging your data to spur innovation and growth Your business generates reams of data, but what do you do with it? Reporting is only the beginning. Your data holds the key to innovation and growth – you just need the proper analytics. In Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics, author Evan Stubbs explores the potential gold hiding in your un-mined data. As Chief Analytics Officer for SAS Australia/New Zealand, Stubbs brings an industry insider's perspective to guide you through pattern recognition, analysis, and implementation. Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics details a groundbreaking approach to ensuring your company's upward trajectory. Use this guide to leverage your customer information, financial reports, performance metrics, and more to build a rock-solid foundation for future growth. Build an effective analytics team, and empower them with the right tools Learn how big data drives both evolutionary and revolutionary innovation, and who should be responsible Identify data collection and analysis opportunities and implement action plans Design the platform that suits your company's current and future needs Quantify performance with statistics, programming, and research for a more complete picture of operations Effective management means combining data, people, and analytics to create a synergistic force for innovation and growth. If you want your company to move forward with confidence, Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics can show you how to use what you already have and acquire what you need to succeed.
The American prison system has grown tenfold since the 1970s, but crime rates in the United States have not decreased. This doesn't surprise Michael J. Lynch, a critical criminologist, who argues that our oversized prison system is a product of our consumer culture, the public's inaccurate beliefs about controlling crime, and the government's criminalizing of the poor. While deterrence and incapacitation theories suggest that imprisoning more criminals and punishing them leads to a reduction in crime, case studies, such as one focusing on the New York City jail system between 1993 and 2003, show that a reduction in crime is unrelated to the size of jail populations. Although we are locking away more people, Lynch explains that we are not targeting the worst offenders. Prison populations are comprised of the poor, and many are incarcerated for relatively minor robberies and violence. America's prison expansion focused on this group to the exclusion of corporate and white collar offenders who create hazardous workplace and environmental conditions that lead to deaths and injuries, and enormous economic crimes. If America truly wants to reduce crime, Lynch urges readers to rethink cultural values that equate bigger with better.
The perfect gift, this new edition in Betty G. Birney's bestselling series brings together her first three stories about Humphrey the classroom hamster. Discover the wisdom, wit and brilliance of the nation's best-loved furry friend as he tells you all about the World, Friendship and Trouble, all according to his Humphreyness! Dear Friends, Being a classroom hamster is an unsqueakably exciting job. I get to visit my classmates' houses on weekends and have lots of great adventures. I've helped my friends like Speak-Up Sayeh and Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. solve their problems and I've even helped our teacher, Mrs. Brisbane. I've also met another classroom pet (a frog named Og), taken an exciting ride on a train and helped a magician with his act! I've had so many adventures, I've put some of them into one great book of my very favourites. I hope you'll have as much FUN-FUN-FUN reading them as I did writing them! Your friend, Humphrey
Vassely Kopurnicus and his new bride cruise into Trastevere, Rome. They and Shin meet new friends and neighbors. They assist with the investigation of a murder.
Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. With close readings of recent news events, Bettig and Hall look critically at the effects of 'media merger mania' on the structure and content of the movie, music, and book publishing industries. They further explore challenges posed by the Internet and the effects of copyright control, as well as growing corporate influence in the newsroom and the classroom. The authors conclude that current interconnections among media, big business, government, and education reflect capitalism's trend of concentration of wealth and power—posing a serious threat to democratic communications.
Join Big Al as he experiences an Alabama football game! What will he see?
The Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics readers uses simple language and engaging, humorous stories to help children develop their phonics skills. The series has been carefully written to give gradual, structured practice of the synthetic phonics your child is learning at school. It provides practice of common tricky words, such as the and said, that cannot be sounded out. Level 7 teaches sounds: ai ee oa oo (long) oo (short). The series closely follows the order that a child is taught phonics in school, from initial letter sounds to key phonemes and beyond. It helps to build reading confidence through practice of these phonics building blocks, and reinforces school learning in a fun way. With simple vocabulary and subtle comprehension cues, these phonic readers will encourage, motivate and ignite children's excitement about reading.
Big, Big Dreamer unequivocally your time is now! As a big, big dreamer creating a legacy that will live forever, you may be broke, broken or breaking. You maybe a single mum alla J K Rowling who in 1997 as you may know was living in a rented flat, surviving on part-time earnings and benefits and just eleven months later securing a hugely lucrative publishing deal that gave her the freedom to create a big, big dream that will live forever. Because you see when you're holding big, big dreams neither your colour, sex, money, status or your health matters because dreaming big dreams and making them happen every day is an unalienable right, a freedom to all. Yet Its true isn't it, that we operate within and out of parallel universes with conflicting energies, danger and chaos at every turn oft accompanied by brief snatches of joy, love and passion unimaginable, but still we can't seem to escape the dread that at any moment we may be!
Four Potter favorites are offered in a big volume featuring her original artwork in full color. Includes "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny", "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit", and "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck".
When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny, magical café, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she infused a little Southern comfort into the heart of a city that’s skies are often gray. Her specialty is biscuits, slathered with butter and homemade jam, piled high with fried chicken and bread-and-butter pickles, or country ham and an over-easy egg. In Big Food Big Love, this “red-dirt girl” shares stories from her childhood in the South and 130 recipes that contain a satisfying mix of nostalgic and traditional Southern favorites. Served up with a side of Southern charm, this is genuinely good and unfussy food that’s meant to be eaten with family and friends.
Big Media, Big Money is a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry, examining how media ownership and the profit-making motive affect the messages we receive in alarming ways. Through close readings of recent news events and critical examination of corporate influence, Bettig and Hall conclude that current interconnections among media, big business, government, and education pose a serious threat to democratic communications. The second edition includes three new chapters, covering the contemporary Hollywood film industry; the changing landscape of the music industry; and “ad creep,” the proliferation of advertising into previously ad-free venues such as schools and children’s television programming.
In the exciting conclusion to the Growing Boy series, teen muscle titan Alex Johnson has just returned from the time of his life on Spring Break with his boyfriend Ryan and is stunned to learn that the school football star is missingãbut thatês not as shocking as who tells himãand why. Things take an even darker turn when two more of his friends go missing and Alex is followed by a mysterious man with a Taser gun. Meanwhile, Alex has good reason to think that the experimental treatment that made him what he is might be affecting his mind. Alex may no longer be the biggest thing to hit the small Midwestern town of Antioch, Nebraska, what with kidnappings, Russian mobsters and a cliff-hanging conclusion. Will Alex be rendered non-compus-mentis? Will he save the day? Will Bugs Bunny be dashed to bits on the rocks below?