In Minnesota witnesses claim to have seen Bigfoot in Two Harbors, Wendigos in Roseau, lake monsters in Lake Pepin, Mothman near Rochester, trolls in Cannon Falls, and a purple dwarf, formally known as Prince, in Minneapolis. Read about prowling panthers along the river near Bloomington, and learn about giants tromping around Bemidji. Look closely for these frightening creatures that grace the state of Minnesota (if you dare). Be ready to run!
This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way as we discover the basics of meditation.
One in four women and one in six men are or will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime. Because sexual assault causes physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain, victims need clear help, hope, and healing. In Is it my fault? the Holcombs explain how the grace of God can heal the broken and restore the disgraced, and they outline an approach for moving from destruction to redemption.
Prayer: Our Deepest Longing looks at the issues facing people of faith in today's culture, and offers a way of more effectively dealing with them by seeking out opportunities for prayer. Rolheiser illustrates the importance of prayer and offers techniques on how to pray, using examples from daily life, Scripture, and contemporary writers. He delves into the places that we fear to go with our issues about prayer, encouraging us with gentle kindness and words of hope and inspiration.
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.
One in 3 American children will be arrested by the time they are 23, and many will spend time locked inside detention centers. Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Burning Down the House is a call to shut down our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.
Hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground when United Airlines Flight 232 slammed onto the Sioux City runway and burst into a vast fireball--nobody could possibly survive that crash. When people began emerging from the fields that lined the runways, 184 of 296 passengers lived. Gonzales captures the journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He takes us through the scientific detective work in secret labs to dive into the heart of the flaw that brought the aircraft down. A drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown.
Designed for children ages 0-7 to help you see your child's behavior objectively. Each chapter opens with a checklist, which is broken down and explained. There are sidebars throughout the chapters, and instructive and memorable quizzes. They also represent a deeper philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. The book is interactive and gives parents bite-size takeaways that they can use immediately with their children.
Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, with brief and pointed answers to questions that come up when raising kids. Parenting On-the-Go offers a quick and easy reference for parents of children under six. With more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is comprehensive and precise. Elkind draws from his own research and experience for an expertise and sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders to taking your kids to the zoo.
The former Nixon advisor and author traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party.
Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, telling the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League.
Perfect your barista technique with over 100 global coffee recipes from chai latte to ristretto. You can take a journey from bean to cup and learn how to make iconic coffees through step-by-step barista training. Over 100 recipes include brews to suit every taste, from contemporary favorites to classic choices. From french presses to cloth brewers you'll explore all the different equipment you need to create flavored coffee, along with a guide through the flavor wheel and "cupping" tasting notes.
Southern Living brings you your exclusive backstage pass to supper with some of today's top country music stars, from Atkins to Zac Brown Band. Try Wynonna's favorite casserole, or learn about Jana Kramer's grandmother's beef burritos. Each recipe is accompanied by memories and anecdotes, as well as tips on cooking techniques.
When children refuse to do even little things, parents can become frustrated. But there is a gentle, effective way for parents to improve their kids' behavior, without losing their cool or raising their voice. A nurse and child temperament specialist shows parents how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament. Using mindfulness techniques, readers will learn to reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in their family.
Oozing with more than fifty mouthwatering recipes, this book shows you how to indulge in the rich blend of creamy chocolate, toasted marshmallows, and honeyed graham crackers at every meal. Whetzel shows you how to combine your favorite trio of flavors in ways you've never imagined that will impress your family and friends.
This book is intended to help home or small market growers successfully and sustainably raise vegetables in Zone 3. There are simple guidelines for someone just getting into gardening, and more detailed tips and tricks for more advanced gardens.
A one-of-a-kind toolkit to help you make smart calorie decisions every time you eat. Includes an introduction to the world of calories, a guide to your daily calorie and exercise needs, nutrition statistics for every recipe and nearly 1000 popular foods and drinks, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and tips on ingredients, equipment, prep, and cooking.
Design, build concoct, and discover--55 creative experiments for curious childrens up to age six. Kids are natrual tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, all the while learning through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.
From Aladdin to Zephyr--a reference guide to the biographies of every Fables character from Bill Willingham's series, with background information about each character, his/her first appearance and their continued role. Includes artwork by Fables luminaries. Creator/writer Bill Willingham and series artist Mark Buckingham provide fun facts and anecdotes.
Do you remember being a child and the joy brought on by a box of crayons and paper? Do you still find yourself sketching away every time you pick up a pencil? Drawing is a natural impulse that stays with us throughout our entire lives. Whether you are doodling in a notebook or carving your name in the sand, this simple, stream-of-consciousness activity is a window into your deepest, truest self. Every single line, smudge, or spot you make contains visual imagery with the power to heal the past, develop your sense of empathy, and reveal solutions and answers you never realized before.
When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in a small Wisconsin town. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one of America's favorite pastimes.
Photographer Mark Hirsch presents a compilation of the images with brief narration chronicling Hirsch's year-long photo documentary of a bur oak tree in the middle of a Grant County, Wisconsin cornfield near his Platteville, Wisconsin farm, all previously shared by Hirsch as a photo a day in posts to his Facebook and Instagram pages between March 2012 and March 2013.
Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster? ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores such questions, adding insightful commentary from baseball insiders, and giving fans a glimpse into the why behind the game's winners and losers.
An encyclopedic history of pop music that includes individual chapters to groups and individuals -- the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna -- that changed the shape of pop music.
This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself.
America's real-life Robinson Crusoe was taken in an attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722. Philip Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, and barely survived the nine months with Low's men. In March of 1723, he saw his chance to escape when the crew anchored at the island of Roatan, in the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the woods and had to claw out a living completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him for more than a year before being rescued.
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The best of Minnesota by Minnesota through this unique publishing approach. Drawing from hundreds of thousands of photos submitted by Minnesota photographers, area residents cast their votes to determine which photos to publish in this book. Capture Minnesota II and Capture Minnesota, volume III are new to the collection, joining the initial Capture Minnesota title.
At the onset of World War II, Billy Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek," becoming a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure.
Liberty's torch traces the building of the Statue of Liberty in all its rich historical detail, recounting the tale of the artist and entrepreneur, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who fought against setbacks to create a wonder of the modern world.
One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the access they gave her to share the story of their lives. In 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation--and a friendship that has continued ever since.This is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters and a testament to the intelligence, sharp wit, and storytelling power of these two women.
Who was Herod the Great? How did he come to govern one of the most politically tumultuous regions in the world? Was he the heartless baby-killer of Matthew's Gospel, or does this popular tale do Herod a great disservice? Vermes examines Herod's legacy as a political leader, a potentate, a man of culture, a builder, and one of Ancient History's most misunderstood figures.
Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz, in this entertaining and profound expression of the rock star's life and soul.
Sticky Fingers is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today: duct tape! The book includes photographs alongside directions designed to make creating the projects even easier, while also providing ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations.
Cyberbullying among teens happens every day. Harsh words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, even legal prosecution, and in some cases has contributed to suicide. This book provides strategies for kids who are being bullied online and presents ways for teens to make their schools and their communities kinder places that are free from online cruelty.