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The Big Book of the Dead

Author : Marion Winik
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"Winik's critically acclaimed cult favorites Glen Rock and Baltimore Book of the Dead have been carefully combined in their proper order, revealing more clearly than ever before the character hidden throughout these stories: Winik herself. In The Big Book of the Dead, Winik arranges her arresting portraits of the dead chronologically, spanning 'Friends of My Youth,' 'The Austin Years, including NOLA,' 'Glen Rock, PA, pop. 2050,' and 'Love in the Time of Baltimore.' Featuring twelve additional vignettes--including remembrances of Anthony Bourdain and Philip Roth--along with a brand new introduction, The Big Book of the Dead continues Winik's work as an empathic, witty chronicler of life"

The Ladybird Big Book of Dead Things

Author : Ned Hartley
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Welcome to the Museum of Dead Things. Your expert guides are here to introduce you to the exhibits, from fierce dinosaurs to exploding dead stars. The Big Book of Dead Things is a funny, stylishly-illustrated non-fiction guide to all things dead and gone. The stylish illustrations and engaging animal characters bring a broad range of topics alive, from dinosaurs and prehistoric animals to astronomy and ancient history. Meet Ancient Egyptian mummies and learn their secrets; romp through prehistoric worlds with dinosaurs, and learn all about the death of stars.

The Book of Dead Philosophers

Author : Simon Critchley
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Diogenes died by holding his breath. Plato allegedly died of a lice infestation. Diderot choked to death on an apricot. Nietzsche made a long, soft-brained and dribbling descent into oblivion after kissing a horse in Turin. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words (gasps) of modern-day sages, The Book of Dead Philosophers chronicles the deaths of almost 200 philosophers-tales of weirdness, madness, suicide, murder, pathos and bad luck. In this elegant and amusing book, Simon Critchley argues that the question of what constitutes a 'good death' has been the central preoccupation of philosophy since ancient times. As he brilliantly demonstrates, looking at what the great thinkers have said about death inspires a life-affirming enquiry into the meaning and possibility of human happiness. In learning how to die, we learn how to live.

Book of the Dead

Author : Patricia Cornwell
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...

The Big Book of Bible Questions

Author : Amy Parker
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Uncover the mysteries of the Bible with bestselling children's author Amy Parker and apologist Doug Powell as they team up to answer some of the biggest questions kids have about the Bible and theology. The Big Book of Bible Questions addresses kids' toughest Bible questions with theologically sound answers in a way that is relatable and engaging. It's filled with fun facts, debunking of common misconceptions, and explanations of biblical and theological concepts. With eye-catching illustrations and real-life photos, this book will not only answer a kid's Bible questions big and small, but it will also encourage spiritual conversations and a lifelong love of learning about the glory and wonder of faith, the Bible, and God.

The Big Book of Boy Stuff

Author : Bart King
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After Bart King interviewed hundreds of the wisest guys and smartest alecks for The Big Book of Boy Stuff, something awesome happened: the book became a classic! Hailed by critics and kids alike, it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and even won awards. In this updated and redesigned tenth anniversary edition, hijinks and hilarity are still front and center. Within these pages, boys can find a myriad of things to do, things to laugh at, and things they didn’t know. Bart King, the veteran of many water balloon wars, taught middle school for many years. He’s written other cool books, including The Big Book of Superheroes, The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff, and The Big Book of Gross Stuff. Visit his website at www.bartking.net.

The Big Book of Bugs

Author : Welcome Enterprises
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A collection of unusual facts, games, puzzles, activities, and artwork centering around the world of insects.

The Big Book of Animal Devotions

Author : William L. Coleman
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The Big Book of Animal Devotions teaches children about the wonders of God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson straight from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom.

Big Book of Christmas Tales

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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This meticulously edited collection of Christmas tales, short stories, myths and legends is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Louisa May Alcott: Merry Christmas A Christmas Dream and How It Came True Becky's Christmas Dream Kitty's Class Day Rosa's Tale Tilly's Christmas The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation What the Bell Saw and Said A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came The Little Red Purse A Country Christmas O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking Christmas by Injunction A Chaparral Christmas Gift Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Snow Queen The Old House The Drop of Water The Happy Family The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Shadow The Old Street-lamp The Dream of Little Tuk The Naughty Boy The Two Neighboring Families The Darning-needle The Red Shoes Selma Lagerlöf: The Holy Night The Christmas Guest The Flight Into Egypt The Legend of the Christmas Rose Harriet Beecher Stowe: Betty's Bright Idea The First Christmas Of New England Deacon Pitkin's Farm Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man A Christmas Tree What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No Thoroughfare Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse Thomas Nelson Page: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas Anthony Trollope: Christmas at Thompson Hall Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage The Mistletoe Bough Not if I Know It The Two Generals William Dean Howells: Christmas Every Day Turkeys Turning the Tables The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express The Pumpkin Glory…

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Author : Otto Penzler
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

The Big Book of Gross Stuff

Author : Bart King
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From boogers, B.O., and belches to sneezes, diseases, and demon cheeses, The Big Book of Gross Stuff is chock-full of practical knowledge including a Gross Quiz (kids can see how they stack up against the rest of society) and the World's Most Disgusting Jobs (whale-feces research, anyone?). With the turn of every page, The Big Book of Gross Stuff will challenge your gag reflexes as it introduces topics, terminology and trivia about toilets, scabies, decaying bodies, and much more. The pages overflow with humor and an array of cool phrases that will have readers bending and sending, blowing soup, and gargling gravy all the way to the bathroom! For instance, did you know: In 1971, a band named Hot Poop released a record titled Does Their Own Stuff! They were never heard from again. When using fake vomit, the key to faking people out is to sprinkle water on the stuff to make it look more realistic. Belly button lint is composed of dust, dried sweat, fat, dead skin, and bits of cotton. A man named Graham Barker has collected his belly button lint in jars since 1984. Check out the book trailer on YouTube: Big Book of Gross Stuff: Making Distinctions! http://bit.ly/gcWwcB Bart King, a self-proclaimed "dabbler," is interested in games, magic, current events, music, chess, history, literature, geography, travel, crime, science fiction, art, and almost everything else! The veteran of many water-balloon wars, he's twice won the prized "Arrested Development" award from the New York Society of Amateur Psychologists. He earned a master's degree in history from Sonoma State University and has taught middle school for the past fifteen years. Bart's work has been featured in The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Chicago Parent, Family Fun magazine and many other publications. He has also appeared on dozens of television and radio programs including the widely syndicated "Bob and Tom Show." Not only is Bart a wild and crazy boy, he's also the author of the bestselling Big Book of Boy Stuff. Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be!) please see its product page. Also, take a look at these fun links: Bart's fabulously fun and entertaining blogs: Ultragross.blogspot.com and Bartkings.blogspot.com Bart's awesome Website: Bartking.net Bart's Amazon Author Page & Video http://amzn.to/fp8LaA

The Big Book

Author : Justin Heimberg
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Since the publication of the first Would You Rather...? title in 1997, Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg have gone forth to spawn a franchise that shows no signs of slowing down or growing old. In this hilariously hefty addition to the series, the authors have created more than 1,500 all-new, never-before-published questions that will have regular readers and newcomers alike laughing out loud as they ponder the often outrageous, sometimes sinful, usually unusual, and unfailingly uproarious questions posed.

The Big Book of Christians Around the World

Author : Sophie De Mullenheim
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Discover the customs, the daily life, and the heritage of Christians throughout the world! Come along with Olivia and Noah, two young reporters, as they set out to encounter Christians of 25 different countries: - those who go to Mass by dugout canoe - those who plunge into freezing water in the middle of January - those who risk their lives and have to hide their beliefs - and much more! You'll learn the highlights of Christian life around the world: from Advent in Germany, Christmas in the Tropics, Epiphany in Russia, Holy Week in Seville, the Assumption in Lourdes, the Day of the Dead in Mexico, to an Orthodox baptism, a Maronite wedding... A fascinating and lavishly illustrated piece of photojournalism for children.

The Big Book Of Fantastic Creatures

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The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

Author : Otto Penzler
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An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared. It was the slum in which such American literary titans like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their start, and it was the home of stories with titles like “Murder Is Bad Luck,” “Ten Carets of Lead,” and “Drop Dead Twice.” Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of America’s finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of America’s underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this. Featuring • Deadly Diamonds • Dancing Rats • A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life • A Parrot that Wouldn’t Talk Including • Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published • Lester Dent's Luck in print for the first time

The Big Book of Buds

Author : Ed Rosenthal
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The fourth volume of the Guru of Ganja’s Big Book of Buds series is here with all new varieties from the world’s greatest seed breeders. It is both an eye-catching coffee table book and the most informative, up-to-date variety resource guide available. The Big Book of Buds Volume 4 provides information for connoisseurs and gardeners alike: descriptions of appearance, cultivation preferences, range of highs, and medicinal qualities. Spanish and California strains are included for the first time, offering more outdoor selections to gardeners in southern climates. Exciting new award-winning varieties from Dutch and Canadian seed companies provide even more choices for everyone. With valuable gardening tips and insightful reflections on the role of marijuana as a social unifier and catalyst, this is the book for marijuana lovers and cannabis converts that are coming out of the closet.

The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories

Author : Rosemary Ellen Guiley
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More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.

My Big Book of the World

Author : Angela Royston
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A lively and informative pictorial atlas for young readers, providing an action-packed and entertaining guide to the fascinating world in which we live.

Ty s BIG BOOK of Rubbish an Omnibus paperback

Author : Ty Rosenow
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Who can read super long stories when you are in a hurry? Nobody can! Award-winning author Ty Rosenow puts everything you wanted to know in this book of short stories. These short stories were compiled from his best selling books, "Ty's Book of Rubbish: Volume 20," "Ty's Book of Rubbish: Volume 19," and "Ty Roseynose: A Documentary" among other books! Previously unpublished "Extras" are also included in the book! The stories suits everyone's idea of literary desire: humor, serious, historical, and more!

The Good Book and The Big Book

Author : Dick B
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The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible is the most popular of Dick B.'s 42 titles. It traces the precise A.A. Big Book and 12 Step language that came from the Bible. Christians and AAs alike acclaim this title's thorough review of early A.A. sources showing the Bible's role in A.A.'s recovery ideas. This book demonstrates how God helps alcoholics recover if they want His help.