The dragon riders discover a new island—and a new, mysterious dragon—in this 8x8 storybook based on a popular episode of DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge! When Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders go exploring using a new map, their dragons pull them toward an island with entrancing music. It’s getting late, so they decide to land and get some sleep. But when they wake up in the morning, their dragons are gone! Will Hiccup and his friends be able to figure out who is making the music—and how to break the spell—before Tooth and the other dragons are lost forever? DreamWorks Dragons © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Danny Jabo takes command of the USS Pittsburgh, and soon finds himself operating in some of the world's most dangerous waters. It's a journey across the globe, and back in time, as Danny must familiarize himself with diesel-powered submarines and the heroic World War II captains who commanded them.
Stories that will break your funny bone and keep you in stitches...and you won't have to go to the ER! Humor/satire about the dumb things that guys will sometimes do...you know, those decisions that usually start with a trip to the liquor store and end with a trip to the ER.
Or to the police station. And almost always to the doghouse.
These are "The fish was THIS BIG" stories that are sorta-kinda mostly true. You know those videos where men do things like balance a ladder on a stair railing, use a handcart in place of a spare tire, or light firecrackers and launch them at each others' crotches? Well, this is a compilation of stories such as those where some man somewhere has a moment of sheer stupidity and asks his friends to hold his beer while he tries to kill himself. So if you like to hear those "chill 'round the fire pit, guzzlin' six packs and spittin' tobacco at the flames" kind of stories, this book is for you. DISCLAIMER--Now, because we're dealing with good ol' boys who are common sense challenged and grew up watching Evel Knievel performing jaw-dropping gravity-defying stunts, I have to make the standard cover-our-butts-so-we-don't-get-sued statement: MEN--If you really think you should try some of the stunts in this book, you probably ought to consider finding a sensible woman to marry. Seriously. Or call yo mama before you hand over that beer, dude. WOMEN--If you are a sensible gal who is considering getting into a relationship with a man who has ever said, "Here, hold my beer" just before he tried any similar stunts to those in this book, you may want to call your mama and get some good advice. Or maybe just go out with the girls for a glass or three of wine and meet someone inclined to life and limb endangerment. Otherwise, count on knowing 911 operators on a first-name basis and spending a lifetime sipping burned coffee out of cardboard cups, while squirming on hard plastic chairs next to sneezing snot-nosed kids and watching ridiculous talk shows in the ER waiting room. You. Have. Been. Warned.
Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman had the ground-breaking idea to improve public education with school vouchers. By separating government financing of education from government administration of schools, Friedman argued, parents at all income levels would have the freedom to choose the schools their children attend. Liberty & Learning is a collection of essays from the nation's top education experts evaluating the progress of Friedman's innovative idea and reflecting on its merits in the 21st century. The book also contains a special prologue and epilogue by Milton Friedman himself. The contributors to this volume take a variety of approaches to Friedman's voucher idea. All of them assess the merit of Friedman's plan through an energetic, contemporary perspective, though some authors take a theoretical position, while others employ a very pragmatic approach.
More than 130 full-color photographs adorn this handsome re-creation of daily life in a Plains Indian village in 1868. Readers will meet Real Bird and his family, part of a Northern Cheyenne tribe in southeastern Montana. Each member has an important role: Men prepare to become warriors and hunters, while women learn to raise crops and build a home -- a tipi -- from poles and buffalo hides. The clothes the family wears, from elaborate ceremonial headdresses to colorful beaded moccasins; the foods they eat; the games they play; the crafts and jewelry they make; and the spiritual rituals they perform are among the many topics included. This large-format book, with clear text and informative sidebars, provides a detailed pictorial account of the Plains Indian life more than a century ago.
This second edition of the best-selling piano pedagogy book provides future piano and keyboard teachers with the essential tools to meet the challenges the next century. Fundamental to every keyboard teacher, the text examines current learning theories, offers a historical overview of keyboard pedagogy, reviews educational materials, and describes specific teaching techniques. It also discusses specific repertoire and technique for beginning, intermediate, and adult students.
Tibby awakens to find himself back on the NEW ORLEANS in the medical section. He’s been told that he suffered extensive injuries in his crash on the planet Goo’Waddle and that his recovery will be slow. He lost one eye in the crash and, while a new one can be cloned, it would take time for the new eye tissue to grow before it can be implanted.
Kalana is at his side, but she is still angry with him for his sense reaction to the death of Tanden. Tibby suffers emotionally from all that has happened and is torn between his grief over the events at Goo’Waddle and his elation over the news that he and Kala are going to have a child. Tibby is barely back on his feet, when word arrives that his home planet, Earth, has been hit by a large asteroid. Tibby rushes to Earth in the NEW ORLEANS in hopes of providing assistance, only to discover that all life above microbial level has been destroyed on the planet. Tibby is crushed. As he is about to return to Federation space, the NEW ORLEANS receives a signal from an International Earth Colony on Mars. The colony is struggling, as their supplies are diminishing and are no longer able to sustain themselves. The NEW ORLEANS rescues the colony, only to discover that there is also a Chinese colony located on the Earth’s moon. Tibby also learns that a huge war between the Chinese and many of the western nations had been taking place before the asteroid impact. The NEW ORLEANS responds to the moon to rescue the few remaining Chinese scientists that have survived under the rule of a ruth and maniacal general, who has declared himself Emperor of the Moon. Once the Chinese have been rescued, it is learned from the colonists that the asteroid impact was not an accident; the asteroid had been deliberately guided to strike the Earth and that those responsible have been returning periodically to prepare the planet for their own colonization. Before the NEW ORLEANS leaves Earth’s space, they are able to witness one of the enemy ships entering Earth’s orbit. Tibby and his crew are shocked to see that it is identical to the Tottalax ships that have been assisting the Brotherhood in their assaults on the Federation.