The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend Summary
At nearly 14, Adrian Mole is an unrecognised intellectual and poet suffering the traumas of first love, the threat of parental divorce and spots. If he could only have his mum back home, a date with the desirable Pandora, and his own poetry program on the BBC, all might be well...
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future - Dav Pilkey Summary
Hold onto your pants for this awesome adventure from the author of the million-selling Captain Underpants! Harold and George are back - presenting the sensational saga of two crazy kung-fu caveboys raising hell in 500,001 BC! Ook and Gluk have a pretty great life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, even though they're always getting into trouble with their short-tempered tribal leader, Big Chief Goppernopper. But the boys' idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet town... With action, laughs, comic strips and flip-o-rama fun in every chapter, here's excitement aplenty to blow your pants off!
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High - Rick Detorie Summary
A book for the Wimpy Kid who has grown into a Wimpy Teen Larkin Pace desperately wants a new camcorder. How else is he going to become the next great filmmaker? But his dad won’t give him any money, his sister is determined to make his life miserable, and his nemesis Dalton Cooke is trying to steal his girlfriend. Now this height-challenged aspiring director must chronicle his wacky life for a freshman English assignment.
Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love - Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel Summary
Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.
House of Forrester - Wallace R. Forrester Summary
At least nine Forrester individuals immigrated from England, Scotland, or Ireland to the English colonies in the new world in the 1600s and 1700s. The names and particulars about these nine Forrester indivi- duals are listed (v. 1, p. 42-43), and they settled in various places in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia. Descen- dants and relatives also lived in Mississippi River states plus Indiana, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, Arizona, California and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England, Scotland, Ireland, Flanders to 836 A.D. or earlier. Also includes organization and some officers of the Forrester Genealogical Association, Inc., which became the Clan Forrester Society, Inc., with U.S. headquarters at Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering - Joel M. Haight Summary
Loss prevention engineering describes all activities intended to help organizations in any industry to prevent loss, whether it be through injury, fire, explosion, toxic release, natural disaster, terrorism or other security threats. Compared to process safety, which only focusses on preventing loss in the process industry, this is a much broader field. Here is the only one-stop source for loss prevention principles, policies, practices, programs and methodology presented from an engineering vantage point. As such, this handbook discusses the engineering needs for manufacturing, construction, mining, defense, health care, transportation and quantification, covering the topics to a depth that allows for their functional use while providing additional references should more information be required. The reference nature of the book allows any engineers or other professionals in charge of safety concerns to find the information needed to complete their analysis, project, process, or design.
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life - Chris Tebbetts,James Patterson Summary
Bestselling author James Patterson's most beloved middle grade protagonist, Rafe Khatchadorian, is getting the Hollywood treatment! A film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, and Thomas Barbusca smashes into theaters in October 2016. In his acclaimed and number-one bestselling middle-grade comic debut, Children's Choice Award Author of the Year James Patterson has never been more hilarious--or heartwarming. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class--5,000 points! Running in the hallway--10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding. James Patterson's debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations that are sure to have young readers begging for more!
The Joy of Running - Thaddeus Kostrubala Summary
The Joy of Running is BACK! Current and future runners can now discover the inspiration, support, and guidance packed in this essential running book-information no other book can give you. If your doctor or a friend has ever told you to start exercising, you'll feel better, it's thanks to this book, because in its pages Dr. Thaddeus Kostrubala first described how running can lift your spirits. This is the book that started it all, the book you read to discover how running can save your life-and your soul. The Joy of Running is the book you read to reveal the secrets of running as a path to self-discovery. Running can literally rearrange your personality. In some people the changes are profound-introverts become extraverts. Depressed people lose their depression. Anxiety diminishes or disappears. The Joy of Running was the first book to describe in detail what we now call "runner's high." In no other book will you find a highly-credentialed psychiatrist exploring this expansion of consciousness and its effects on a runner's life. You'll discover how running benefits not only physical fitness, but psychological and spiritual health, as well. And you'll finally understand the changes in your own personality that running can bring about. As Dr. Jack Scaff, founder of the Honolulu Marathon Clinic, said: "The Joy of Running is a bright new light at the end of a long tunnel of ignorance about the effects of slow distance-running on the mind and body of man. Books like this are long overdue." The Joy of Running is the book you hand to someone who is just starting to run. The Joy of Running is the book you read to finally understand the true reason why you are a runner and why you want to ALWAYS be a runner. The Joy of Running is the book that will help you take your running to the next level-the level of self-discovery and growth. The level of joy. But be warned: After almost 40 years the book's magic is very much alive and powerful. Reading it will change your life-and your running.
They Never Came Back - Caroline B. Cooney Summary
In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars. The students are intrigued, but the girl shrugs off the attention as a case of mistaken identity. As the days pass, however, the boy refuses to relent and even brings his parents in to back him up. But they are not the only adults involved. An FBI agent who has been working the case these past five years believes that whoever this girl is, she can serve as bait to help the FBI capture the fugitives. In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers. From the Hardcover edition.
Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine 7/E - Gary D. Hammer,Stephen J. McPhee Summary
A full-color, case-based review of the essentials of pathophysiology--covering all major organs and systems The goal of this trusted text is to introduce you to clinical medicine by reviewing the pathophysiologic basis of 120 diseases (and associated signs and symptoms) commonly encountered in medical practice. The authors, all experts in their respective fields, have provided a concise review of relevant normal structure and function of each body system, followed by a description of the pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie several common diseases related to that system. Each chapter of Pathophysiology of Disease concludes with a collection of case studies and questions designed to test your understanding of the pathophysiology of each clinical entity discussed. These case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to specific clinical situations. Detailed answers to each case study question are provided at the end of the book. This unique interweaving of physiological and pathological concepts will put you on the path toward thinking about signs and symptoms in terms of their pathophysiologic basis, giving you an understanding of the "why" behind illness and treatment. Features 120 case studies (9 new) provide an opportunity for you to test your understanding of the pathophysiology of each clinical entity discussed Checkpoint questions provide review and appear in every chapter Updates and revisions throughout this new edition reflect the latest research and developments Numerous tables and diagrams encapsulate important information Updated references for each chapter topic Pathophysiology of Disease is a true must-have resource for medical students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam, as well as students engaged in their clerkship studies. House officers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and allied health practitioners will find its concise presentation and broad scope a great help in facilitating their understanding of common disease entities.
The Cardturner - Louis Sachar Summary
When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!