Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
More New Books:
America America,by Ethan Canin
Barefoot,by Elin Hilderbrand
Books,by Larry McMurtry
Chasing Darkness,by Robert Crais
Death Angel,by Linda Howard
Drifters Wheel,by Phillip DePoy
Hit and Run,by Lawrence Block
House and Home,by Kathleen McCleary
Impress The World With Your Body in 7 Days,by Dr. David Madow
Is Your Frog Boiling,by Dr. David Madow
Killer View, by Ridley Pearson
Last Kiss,by Luanne Rice
Made In The U.S.A.,by Billie Letts
Murder At The Bad Girls Bar And Grill,by N.M. Kelby
Sugar Queen,by Sarah Addison Allen
Summer Affair,by Elin Hilderbrand
Summer On A Plate,by Anna Pump
Swan Peak,by James Lee Burke
Unthinkable,by Amanda Ripley
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
How the States Got Their Shapes is the first book to tackle why our state lines are the way they are. Here are the stories behind the stories, right down to the tiny northward jog at the eastern end of Tennessee and the teeny-tiny (and little known) parts of Delaware that are not attached to Delaware that are not attached to Delaware but to New Jersey.
How The States Got Their Shapes examines:
*Why Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn't attached to Michigan.
*Why some Hawaiian islands are not Hawaiian.
Packed with fun oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfectly.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Common Name: Sunflowers
Scientific Name: Helianthus (species unknown)
These large sunflower blooms are from volunteer plants that came up aroud a bird-feeding station. These are of an unknown cultivating species. However, these plants were developed from native species by plant scientists.
Western North America is the home of the sunflowers which carpet many fields and adorn roadsides with gold. There are twenty to thirty species.
All native sunflowers have long (or occasionally reddish) rays and yellow or brown-purple disks.
Texas Master Naturalist
Red River Chapter
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
" Nick of Time is a blast--the best of Robert Lewis Stevenson, Horatio Hornblower, and Harry Potter. The kid in me loved it, and so did the adult."
"A brilliant adventure, hidden within a rolling saga, tucked inside an intriguing mystery. That's Nick of Time. Ted Bell proves that he's the master of swashbuckling for both young and old."
Adventure in Flying, by Jack Elliott
Coast Lines: How Mapmakers.., by Mark Monmonier
Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich
Fortunes Fool, by Mercedes Lackey
How to Behave and Why, by Munro Leaf
How to Speak Politely and Why, by Munro Leaf
Love The One Your With, by Emily Giffin
Manners Can Be Fun, by Munro Leaf
Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life, by David Peltzer
Murder Notebook, Jonathan Santlofer
Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse, by Deanne Stillman
Nothing to Lose, by Lee Child
Resurrectionist, by Jack O'Connell
Richest Season, by Maryann McFadden
Simplexity: Why simple things become.., by Jeffrey Kluger
Snow Queen, by Mercedes Lackey
Still Growing, by Kirk Cameron
Tailspin, by Catherine Coulter
Walking with God, by Hohn Eldredge
Woman in Red, by Eileen Goudge
The Woman Who Can't Forget, by Jill Price
Writing Class, Jincy Willett