Atlas' Revenge

Atlas' Revenge

Author: Robyn DiTocco

Publisher: Brainstorm Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0972342931

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

View: 436

PJ Allen is in California and college, and aside from a recurring snowboarding nightmare things seem to be going well, but in the mythological world, Atlas is missing, Hercules is filling in, and someone is needed to finish Hercules' twelve labors.

3500 Days of Summer

3500 Days of Summer

Author: Greg Hannah


ISBN: 9781458373977


Page: 518

View: 502

3500 Days of Summer is an enticingly addictive read. In the same vein as The Devil Wears Prada or The Nanny Diaries, 3500 Days of Summer is a blistering kiss-and-tell about the international resort industry. You'll be amazed at the dysfunctional lives of these people. A former nine-to-five investment banker, Hannah is literally thrown to the sharks for his first resort assignment in the Caribbean as a glorified bookkeeper for the resort's scuba team. Though Hannah is vastly over-educated for this job, he seems to take perverse pleasure in the non-stop abuse he suffers at the hands of sophisticated European travellers and staff. In an enviroment where the average work schedule is sixteen hours seven days a week, Hannah endures midnight rehearsals, tyrannical resort managers and the amorous attentions of a never-ending supply of beautiful women relentlessly throwing themselves at him. 3500 Days does for resorts what Animal House did for higher education.



Author: Donald G. Vedeler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440176493

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 429

When retired U.S. Army chaplain Greg Sponney left for a three-month sailing and hiking adventure cruise, he never could have imagined that he would one day be shipwrecked and stranded on a small, rocky, uninhabited island in the northern Pacific Ocean. This is his story, in the form of 64 letters to his seven grandchildren, in which he describes his survival adventure. He also seeks to share with them what he believes is important in life...hoping that somehow, someday his grandchildren will have the chance to read them. Torn between despair that he will never be rescued, and hope that he will, he and his two fellow-survivors, a retired carpenter and a retired nurse, make the best of a desperate situation.

Services – SERVICES 2019

Services – SERVICES 2019

Author: Yunni Xia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030233815

Category: Computers

Page: 149

View: 560

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2019, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, in San Diego, USA, in June 2019. The 11 full papers and 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. The papers cover topics in the field of software engineering foundations and applications with a focus on novel approaches for engineering requirements, design and architectures, testing, maintenance and evolution, model-driven development, software processes, metrics, quality assurance and new software economics models, search-based software engineering, benefiting day-to-day services sectors and derived through experiences, with appreciation to scale, pragmatism, transparency, compliance and/or dependability.

The Supreme Macaroni Company

The Supreme Macaroni Company

Author: Adriana Trigiani

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471100338

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 913

The heartwarming novel from bestselling Richard & Judy author Adriana Trigiani 'A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything.' The Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has been creating sumptuous shoes for a hundred years. And now it falls to Valentine Roncalli, heir to the family firm, to turn its esteemed past into a glorious future. Uniting both professionally and romantically with master craftsman Gianluca Vechiarelli, with his full and complex past and a secret to hide, proud, passionate Valentine is determined to make her mark. Once their wedding celebrations are over, she wakes up to the reality of juggling the demands of a business and the needs of her new family. And as she is confronted by painful choices, she must fight for everything she wants and savour all she deserves – the bitter and the sweet of life itself. Romantic and poignant, told with Adriana's trademark humour and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, this is an unforgettable feast of delights and the most beautiful handmade shoes. ‘I don't know how Adriana goes into her family's attic and emerges with these amazing stories, I'm just happy she does’ Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help ‘Feisty and poignant... Readers will root for Valentine and the lessons she learns – which apply equally to designing elegant shoes and to crafting a rewarding life’ People ‘Superb. Trigiani's ability to bring the large, warm, enveloping – if somewhat dysfunctional – family to life will keep any reader engrossed and entertained’ Publishers Weekly

The Blue Ducks

The Blue Ducks

Author: Darren Robertson

Publisher: Plum

ISBN: 9781743289792

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 966

Darren Roberston and Mark LaBrooy are the faces of a new, grassroots approach to cooking: delicious food based on an ethos of community, sustainability and growing-it-local. Professional chefs, mad surfers, keen gardeners and foragers, Darren and Mark live by this philosophy in everything they do; when cooking in their café, Three Blue Ducks, and in their garden, which is home to a rambling vegetable patch and four very happy chickens. In their first book, Mark and Darren share more than 80 of their most enticing recipes, using eggs direct from their 'Chook Mahal', honey from the bees on their roof, local meat and seafood, and loads of herbs and veggies grown in the garden. Enjoy mouth-watering Sticky Pork Ribs, Barbecued Calamari, Spiced Chicken in a Brown Paper Bag, Home-Toasted Muesli, Salted Caramel Banana Muffins... and meltingly good Char-grilled Peaches with Vanilla & Rosemary Ice Cream. This is a cookbook full of fresh ingredients and dishes bursting with flavour; a tribute to our breathtaking coastal landscape; and an inspiring reminder of the joys of connecting with the land, whether it be growing your own veggies, keeping chickens or making more ethical food choices. The Blue Ducks will have you cooking up the most delicious and seasonal delights, and looking at the food we eat in a completely new way. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

first, we make the beast beautiful

first, we make the beast beautiful

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781760552435

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 742

"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read" Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Sarah Wilson is a New York Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She's the founder of, whose 8-Week Program has been completed by 1.5 million people in 133 countries. A former news journalist and editor of Cosmopolitan, she was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia and is the author of the international bestsellers first, we make the beast beautiful, I Quit Sugar: Simplicious, I Quit Sugar and I Quit Sugar For Life. Her latest book is I Quit Sugar: Simplicious Flow. She is ranked as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world. Sarah blogs in an intimate fashion - on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism and anti-consumerism - at, lives in Sydney, Australia, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker and is eternally curious. In first, we make the beast beautiful, Sarah directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences. Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life. MORE PRAISE FOR FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL "at once a nomadic journey, a cri de coeur and a compendium of hard-won wisdom ..." Professor Patrick McGorry AO MD PhD FRCP FRANZCP FAA FASSA, 2010 Australian of the Year "A witty, well-researched and often insightful book about negotiating a new relationship with anxiety." Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology and author of The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression

Hornet 33

Hornet 33

Author: Ed Denny

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666099

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 432

Combat helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War flew each mission facing the possibility of imminent death. Begun as a series of attempted letters to the Department of Veterans Affairs, this compelling memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the war in frank detail. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail at LZ Hope, the author recounts the traumatic events of his service from March 1970 to March 1971.

Sig Alert

Sig Alert

Author: David Scott

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546230465

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 112

Darcy Garcia and Peter Dale are at it again solving the biggest crime of their careers. The future of Los Angeles hangs in the balance. Can they figure out what will happen and when it will happen in enough time to stop it? Find out in SIG ALERT! SIG ALERT is the sequel to the novel HELP WANTED



Author: Alan Brown

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491818589

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 457

In early 1966 Alex finds himself out of school and a prime candidate to be drafted. Like many people his age he is in the process of finding out who he is and what he wants from life. Disillusioned by conventional social mores he adopts a fatalistic attitude and towards the draft as well as towards the accepted definitions of success and what constitutes a life well lived. He goes surfing. His journey takes him first to Mexico, the Army, Korea and back to California where the doors of perception continue to open. Once out of the Army he sets out to hitchhike across the country in the middle of winter only to change his mind and head to Hawaii.

Looking For The Elf Lords

Looking For The Elf Lords

Author: C. A. Zraik

Publisher: CA Zraik

ISBN: 9781458018977

Category: Fiction


View: 608

Book Two in the Roamer Series:Jake finds himself mixed up with a whole bunch of bones that bite back. The only way to put these bones to rest is to find the Elf Lords. The Elven magic is corrupt and the world of Cherwick is suffering. But the Elf Lords have been gone a long time from their home in Eravelly, and no one knows where or how to find them.