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The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book about Volcanoes
Scholastic Books Inc.
0590508350
February 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Once again, Ms. Frizzle gets her class right in the "thick" of things--this time, they're right in the thick ooze of an underwater volcano's magma chamber! As Arnold and Carlos watch from a raft above, the Magic School Bus "erupts" with the magma and lava, and lands atop a brand-new island!


Trusts
Robert Chambers
019927259X
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Trusts: A Modern Analysis clearly explains the fundamental legal structure of the law of trusts in the context of private law. Through this fresh and analytical approach to the law of trusts, Robert Chambers looks at how the subject has progressed, and how the key issues can be better
categorized to reflect these changes. His use of plain language and relaxed written style will help readers to achieve a deeper understanding of traditional trust concepts and how these are currently being used to solve modern legal problems.


Rope Burns
Robert Scott
0786011955
March 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation and Other Evolutionary Writings
Robert Chambers
0226100731
Aug 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Originally published anonymously in 1844, Vestiges proved to be as controversial as its author expected. Integrating research in the burgeoning sciences of anthropology, geology, astronomy, biology, economics, and chemistry, it was the first attempt to connect the natural sciences to a history of creation. The author, whose identity was not revealed until 1884, was Robert Chambers, a leading Scottish writer and publisher. Vestiges reached a huge popular audience and was widely read by the social and intellectual elite. It sparked debate about natural law, setting the stage for the controversy over Darwin's Origin. In response to the surrounding debate and criticism, Chambers published Explanations: A Sequel, in which he offered a reasoned defense of his ideas about natural law, castigating...


Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty
Scott Turow
031242373X
August 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Is there anything new to say about whether the death penalty should be abolished? It turns out there is. Bestselling author Turow (Reversible Errors) has some useful insights into this fiercely debated subject, based on his experiences as a prosecutor and, in his postprosecutorial years, working on behalf of death-row inmates, and his two years on Illinois's Commission on Capital Punishment, charged by the former Gov. George Ryan with examining how the death penalty might be more fairly administered. This is a sober and elegantly concise examination of a complex, fraught topic by an admitted "agnostic." His views veering one way and then the other, Turow shares his back-and-forth reasoning as he carefully discusses each issue, from the possible execution of an innocent person (a serious danger) to whether...


Victorian Sensation
James A. Secord
0226744108
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was one of the Victorian era's bestsellers. In England in the 1840s, everyone was reading it: aristocrats, students, barmaids, farmers. Those who couldn't read were having it read to them, and everyone was discussing it over tea or ale. Pre-Darwinian, the book shocked and titillated readers by suggesting that the planets and stars had their origin in a blazing fire-mist and that life on earth had evolved. University of Cambridge's Secord traces the history of science in Victorian times and translates the wacky theories in Vestiges into modern, accessible language; he also outlines a history of reading and publishing in 19th-century England. We learn, for example, that in the two decades before the publication of Vestiges, English bookmakers began experimenting with more...


12 Lead ECG for the Acute and Critical Care Providers
Bob E. E. Page
013022460X
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)--and based on the objectives of the new DOT curriculum--this user-friendly volume presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12 lead ECG interpretation and assessment. A focus on the "need to know" information and a large number of practice cases--with actual 12 leads--provides readers with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly. Includes sturdy reference cards (detachable from the book) that users can use for reference in actual clinical situations. Lead Placement and Machine Logic. Finding your way around a 9, 12, or 15 Lead ECG. The 12 Lead Assessment. Rapid Axis and Hemiblock Determination. Bundle Branch Blocks. Who's at Risk for...


Sir Robert Chambers
Thomas M. Curley
0299151506
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Donald Greene, University of Southern California
"I can't think of any work of eighteenth-century biography that quite matches this."-Donald Greene, University of Southern California

Book Description
Sir Robert Chambers (17371803) was a literary as well as a legal man. Friend and collaborator of Samuel Johnson, professor of English law at Oxford University, and one of the four judges on the first Supreme Court of India, Chambers was an enormously influential figure in the eighteenth-century British empire. This book is the first authoritative biography of Chambers and is also the first major contribution in decades to historical scholarship on Johnson. It demonstrates Chamberss important role in early English legal education, in Samuel Johnsons life and political thinking, and in the...


Man of Letters: The Early Life and Love Letters of Robert Chambers
C. H. Layman (Editor)
0748601643
March 1991
Hardcover
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The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories
Robert W. Chambers
0486437507
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
"Every story of The King in Yellow has something riveting about it...so perfectly realized, they became the model for much of 20th-century horror/fantasy."--New York Press
One of the most important works of American supernatural fiction since those of Poe, The King in Yellow was among the first attempts to establish the horror of the nameless and the unimaginable. A treasured source used by H. P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, R. E. Howard, and many others, it endures as a work of remarkable power and one of the most chillingly original books in the genre. This collection reprints all the supernatural stories from The King in Yellow--"Yellow Sign," "Repairer of Reputations," "Demoiselle d'Ys," and others--plus some of Chambers' finest stories from other sources, including three early biological...


Man of Letters: The Early Life and Love-Letters of Robert Chambers
C. H. Layman (Editor)
0748601937
January 1994
Paperback
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Gaslit Nightmares
Hugh Lamb
0486449246
Aug 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Bloodcurdling tales from beyond the grave--teeming with sinister figures, grisly cargoes, and the undead--fill the pages of this chilling anthology. Sixteen long-neglected classics by renowned writers include "The Drunkard's Path," "An Unexpected Journey," "The Haunted Mill," "The Page-Boy's Ghost," "In the Court of the Dragon," and eleven others.


Postcards from No Man's Land
Aidan Chambers
0142401455
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sophisticated teenage readers yearning for a wider view of life may find themselves intoxicated by this Carnegie Medal¤winning novel from Chambers (The Toll Bridge; Dance on My Grave), recent recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award. Jam-packed with ideas and filled with passionate characters, the story is made up of two narratives, one set in the mid-1990s and the other in 1944. The inevitable but surprising ways in which these two tales connect form the novel¡s backbone. Bookish, intense and self-conscious, Jacob Todd, 17, has left his English home to spend a few days in the Netherlands paying homage to the soldier grandfather he never knew, and visiting Geertrui, the Dutch woman who took care of his grandfather after he was wounded in battle. Shortly after meeting a beguiling stranger, a...


Applied Production Analysis
Robert G. Chambers
0521314275
Jan 1988
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Book Description
This book contains a modern treatment of production economics from a dual perspective, with a special emphasis on recent developments in the field. The book prepares the reader to apply the tools and concepts of the dual approach production economics to real world problems and data sets. Among other topics covered are flexible function forms, aggregation across inputs and outputs using the theory of separable structures, aggregation over economic optimizing firms, the representation of multioutput technologies, and the analysis and measurement of technical change from both a primal and dual perspective.


Wasted: The Preppie Murder
Linda Wolfe
0595004504
August 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wolfe draws resonant lessons from the so-called "preppy murder case" in which Robert Chambers strangled Jennifer Levin in New York's Central Park in 1986 and claimed that her death was accidental. Chambers's parents, as portrayed here, continually made excuses for their teenage son's longtime drug abuse, stealing and other antisocial activities; he tried cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy and loved wild parties. Through intertwined accounts of the adolescences of Chambers and Levin we meet a banal generation of drifting youth nurtured on TV, movies and drugs. Wolfe's ( Private Practices ) reconstruction of the Chambers-Levin romance, the murder and the widely publicized trial is adroitly done, with a plethora of police procedural details. If, unfortunately, she sometimes indulges in shoddy effects--"Phyllis knew that girls...


Managing Canal Irrigation
Robert Chambers
0521347882
Mar 1989
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Book Description
The many billions of dollars invested in canal irrigation in recent decades have had disappointing results. Rarely have projected benefits in well-being or production been achieved. In consequence, in the mid-1980s, further vast sums are being spent throughout the Third World on programmes for rehabilitation, canal lining, on farm development, and farmers' organisation. In this book, Robert Chambers shows that much of this policy and practice is based on misleading research and misdiagnosis. When applied to the complexity and uniqueness of canal irrigation systems, the normal professionalism of civil and agricultural engineers, agronomists, economists, and sociologists, leaves gaps which are keys to better performance. In successive chapters, five such gaps are analysed and presented: main system management, including...


Barcelona: The Great Enchantress
Robert Hughes
079226794X
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this pared-down version of his acclaimed Barcelona (1992), art critic Hughes traces Barcelona’s progress from a burgeoning port city to the booming Catalan capital that roughly 1.5 million people call home today. Hughes’s portrait chronologically flutters from one century to another, shedding light on the city’s cryptic history in a way very few non-Catalans can. Hughes treats the city as if it’s his own, and his critiques are justified and insightful, drawing on personal anecdotes, excerpts of Catalan manuscripts and anti-Castilian decrees. It’s not the details of cataclysmic events like the plague of 1348 or the bitter suffocation forced upon Cataluña by Franco that make Hughes’s book worthwhile, but rather the accounts of small events that transformed "one enormous...


Rural Development
Robert Chambers
0582644437
Oct 1995
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Book Description
Rural poverty is often unseen or misperceived by outsiders. Dr Chambers contends that researchers, scientists, administrators and fieldworkers rarely appreciate the richness and validity of rural people's knowledge or the hidden nature of rural poverty. This is a challenging book for all concerned with rural development, as practitioners, academics, students or researchers.


Slayer of Souls
Robert W. Chambers
0766162117
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1920. An American-born girl, Tressa Norne, has been held in bondage in the Temple of Erlik, an Oriental devil-god of Central Asia. After many years of captivity, Tressa finally escapes to America knowing that a worldwide organization of murderous black magicians, made up of Yezidees and Hassani, are plotting to take over and enslave the world. A secret agent, Victor Cleves, protects and loves Tressa, and with his support, Tressa battles the black magicians who are trying to kill her. Will White Magic triumph over Black?


Aztec Rage
Gary Jennings
0765310147
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gleason and Podrug continue the late Jennings's Aztec series with this fast-paced, absorbing fourth volume, featuring Spanish-born Don Juan de Zavala, who comes of age in colonial Mexico in 1808. Just as Don Juan expects to claim his inheritance, his dying uncle accuses him of illegitimate, half-Aztec origins, and Don Juan is then unjustly pegged as his uncle's murderer. Prudently hitting the road, Don Juan meets a charming, erudite rogue named Carlos, and together they head for Veracruz. When Carlos is murdered by a Mayan mob, Don Juan returns under Carlos's name to a Spain now erupting in revolt against Napoleon. He joins the resistance there before returning to Mexico. Back in the New World, where he's determined to take back his inheritance, he throws in his lot with rebels agitating to reclaim their...

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