Reptile House

Author: Robin McLean
Editor: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 1938160665
Size: 17,67 MB
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The characters in these nine short stories abandon families, plot assassinations, nurse vendettas, tease, taunt, and terrorize. They retaliate for bad marriages, dream of weddings, and wait decades for lovers. How far will we go to escape to a better dream? What consequences must we face for hope and fantasy? Robin McLean's stories are strange, often disturbing and funny, and as full of foolishness and ugliness as they are of the wisdom and beauty all around us. Robin McLean holds an MFA from UMass Amherst. She teaches at Clark University and lives in Bristol, New Hampshire, and Sunderland, Massachusetts.

The Best Of Uncle John S Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607106779
Size: 16,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Find out what millions of trivia lovers already know: Uncle John is your #1 source when it comes to throne-room reading entertainment. This book celebrates the very best articles from the BRI’s first ten years--plus 150 all-new pages! As always, the contents are divided by length: short articles for the reader on the go, medium articles if you have a few minutes to spare, and the extended sitting section for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Read about . . . * The origin of Twinkies * Who invented the Hula Hoop * The untold history of the Three Stooges * Space toilets: where no man has gone before * 1876: the year they stole the presidency * The FBI’s "Ten Most Wanted" list * How to start your own country * Celebrity imposters And much, much more!

Uncle John S Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607106051
Size: 15,23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From boogie-woogie to Beethoven, from Prince to Pavarotti, from the bards of Broadway to the rebels of rock 'n' roll-it's all here. Uncle John has created this harmonious collection of tuneful tales for music lovers everywhere. Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in song. So plug in your amp, turn the dial up to 11, and have a blast reading about… * The origins of nearly every genre and style of music--including rock, country, jazz, the blues, rhythm-and-blues, hip hop, punk, folk, polka, opera, muzak, disco, and even marching bands * Musical legends, from "outsiders" like the Shaggs and the Carter family, to giants like the Beatles, Elvis, and Weird Al Yankovic * The stories of legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore * How a computer glitch led to Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy" * Why waltzing was considered as scandalous in its early days as rock was in its early days * The birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, karaoke, and the Stradivarius violin * How John Williams struck a universal chord with his score for 'Star Wars' * Go underground to play the world's largest natural musical instrument * What happened at Woodstock and other weird concert mishaps And much, much more!

The Rooster Trapped In The Reptile Room

Author: Barry Gifford
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800923
Size: 11,15 MB
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"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, "wild at heart and weird on top." The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.

Uncle John S Bathroom Reader Nature Calls

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607106949
Size: 20,90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uncle John is heeding the call of nature! So pack a rucksack, and let’s head outside! It’s a wild world out there, and the folks at the BRI want to explore it with you. From hornywinks to Dracula orchids, from alluvium to zymogen, Uncle John is embarking on a back-country safari to track down the wackiest, weirdest, silliest, and most amazing stories about the natural world. It’s 448 wild pages of great outdoor facts, strange stories, incredible science, and fun quotes and quizzes. You’ll feel the fresh mountain air energize you as you read about… * An ape that fries burgers and a lizard that plays video games * The explosive history of America’s deepest (and bluest) lake * The search for the mysterious rhinoceros dolphin * How to distinguish a mushroom from a toadstool * Cats vs. birds: the Feline-Avian War * A waterfall that turns toys to stone * The history of dirt And much, much more!

Lights Out In The Reptile House

Author: Jim Shepard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504026691
Size: 18,31 MB
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A shy and apolitical herpetologist-in-training finds the weight of history bearing down on him as the effects of repression ramp up in his country In an unspecified country that combines elements of Chile under its military regime, South Africa under apartheid, and Italy under fascism, fifteen-year-old Karel Roeder asks only to be left alone to learn from Albert, his mentor at the zoo’s reptile house, and to devote himself to his girlfriend, Leda. But both Leda and Albert lead him into increasingly proscribed areas of thought and speech, and thus into conflict with a newly ascendant party that intends to prosecute a border war against an officially despised ethnic group and criminalize dissent. Citizens have been disappearing and surveillance in the name of safety has become all-pervasive. When Kehr, a special assistant of the civil guard, billets himself at Karel’s house for unknown reasons, Karel finds his already tenuous hold on his own innocence crushed as Kehr—tribune, inquisitor, and metaphysician of terror—instructs his unwilling protégé in those moments when history is let off the leash. Lights Out in the Reptile House is at once a dystopian political parable, a meditation on totalitarianism, and a moving coming-of-age story, as its protagonist struggles to understand his own values and meaning even in the most extreme of crucibles.

The American Reader

Author: Asa Lyman
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 17,47 MB
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Invasive Reptiles And Amphibians

Author: Susan Schafer
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502618303
Size: 12,19 MB
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In Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians, readers are shown examples of invasive snakes, frogs, and lizards to reveal the pattern of species introduction and habitat takeover. Identifying the adaptations of species like the Cane Toad, the title teaches students to compare the strengths and weaknesses of Earth’s animals. The susceptibility of habitats such as Florida’s emphasizes the delicacy of the food chain. By analyzing and comparing cases of invasive species, readers discover how humans impact the natural world and the work that must be done to keep the balance.

Reptile House

Author: Lisa Jarnot
Editor: Bookthug
ISBN:
Size: 16,47 MB
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Poetry. Jarnot's fourth book of poetry, REPTILE HOUSE, is a series of 'crocodile odes.' This is not as straightforward as it sounds. Playful and sharp, these amphibious poems live on both sides of language. Ranging from semi-serious Egyptian Book of the Dead style invocations to a "Gratuitous Crocodile Sonnet with Carnage," formal ballads to visual and sonic experiments, these always humorous poems explore these antediluvian beasts from almost every perspective imaginable. Whether envying his teeth or wearing shoes made of his skin, Jarnot weaves the crocodile into our lives in unexpected and insightful ways. Be sure to look for BLACK DOG SONGS and RING OF FIRE, also available from SPD.

Reader S Digest Travel Guide Usa

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Editor: Readers Digest
ISBN:
Size: 17,51 MB
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Features 198 detailed maps of the country, including descriptions of selected attractions.