Autore: Deborah Wiles
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545106052
Grandezza: 48,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1965
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The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who finds her life and perspectives changing throughout the course of a week that is also marked by difficult family issues. By the National Book Award finalist author of Each Little Bird That Sings.


Autore: Frank Borman
Editore: Silver Arrow
ISBN: 9780688079291
Grandezza: 51,76 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 904
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Recounts Borman's flights aboard NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8, and his battle to keep Eastern Airlines financially sound during his tenure as the company's president


Autore: Alan Weisman
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316236500
Grandezza: 65,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2110
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A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature. But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent, and, ultimately, deeply hopeful. By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance. Weisman again shows that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, with a book whose message is so compelling that it will change how we see our lives and our destiny.

Count Down

Autore: Steve Olson
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618562121
Grandezza: 35,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 737
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Follows six American high school students on the quest for glory in the Olympics of math competitions--The International Mathematical Olympiad.


Autore: Kay Woodward
Editore: Zero to Ten
ISBN: 9781840894554
Grandezza: 22,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4976
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Countdown to bedtime has begun, but every astronaut has to prepare. Moon boots, space costume, co-pilot... This gentle story introduces the numbers from one to ten. Children will adore the bright and fun illustrations and will be engrossed in the preparations for this exciting trip to outer space.

The Pregnancy Countdown Book

Autore: Susan Magee
Editore: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594740879
Grandezza: 16,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8315
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Using a countdown mode starting on day 280, offers one page of tips, anecdotes, quotes, and information for each day of a pregnancy.


Autore: T. A. Heppenheimer
Editore: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Grandezza: 30,79 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3372
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Exposes the behind-the-scenes events of the U.S. and Soviet space programs, describing key personalities, technologies, successes, and failures encountered along the way

Countdown For Couples

Autore: Dale Mathis
Editore: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604829310
Grandezza: 43,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8281
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Research and common sense indicate that engaged couples will eventually have stronger, more successful marriages if they get good premarital counseling. Many churches now require such counseling, yet many Christian couples still enter marriage without that preparation. Countdown for Couples will fill that void. It will help couples learn about each other, and themselves individually, as well as their relational skills and compatibility as a couple.

Countdown In Cairo

Autore: Noel Hynd
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310278732
Grandezza: 53,72 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6409
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Alexandra LaDuca is smart, tough, and cool under fire. But when she travels to Cairo to investigate a former mentor who was believed to be dead, Alex is caught in a bizarre game of double cross, and her life is more perilously on the line than ever.

Countdown To Winning Bridge

Autore: Tim Bourke
Editore: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154055
Grandezza: 72,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9697
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Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. But how do you keep track of all those cards? This book will show you how - explaining the tricks of the trade, and helping anyone who can count to thirteen to become a much better player. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.