Motorbikes

Author: Mari C. Schuh

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474744389

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 24

View: 4474


Zoom! A motorbike rider twists the throttle. She zips by. Dirt bikes race on bumpy tracks. Touring motorbikes go on long trips. Through delightfully simple text and bright, close-up photos, beginning readers will learn about motorbike parts, types and uses.

Lorries

Author: Mari C. Schuh

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474744354

Category: Trucks

Page: 24

View: 6633


Hear that loud noise? It's a big lorry going by! Tankers carry milk. Fire engines spray water to put out fires. Which ones are your favourite? Through delightfully simple text and bright, close-up photos, beginning readers will learn about lorry parts, types and uses.

Wanted: hero

Author: Paul Kater

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132615544X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1325


When Sebastian Fowler sees a strange light in his cellar he has no idea what's in store for him. A weird journey to another planet and an unknown race whose planet is occupied by an even stranger race is only the beginning of an incredible adventure. Sebastian's wildest dreams are no match for what's waiting for him.

LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS? LOOK INSIDE!

Author: ALBERTO VEZENDI

Publisher: Vezendi Books

ISBN: 2889610144

Category: Self-Help

Page: 134

View: 1288


Why squander our life – the only one we have – in a permanent state of want and anxiety when we can live a life of abundance and bliss? Why make our happiness depend on externalities when the only truly lasting happiness is inside each one of us? Why sacrifice the happiness we could be enjoying today on the altar of a vague promise of future bliss when we already have everything we need to be happy in the present? In this work, the author shows us how to overcome the two main obstacles to happiness: attachment and anxiety. Readers will see that detachment and the ability to stop worrying are neither gifts of the chosen, nor inborn talents reserved for a few, but skills that can be learned at any moment in life, regardless of our situation. In the first part, we’ll focus on attachment to objects and people. We’ll see how attachment inevitably leads to fear, and that fear is incompatible with happiness. We’ll examine the role of craving and desire, of want and satisfaction, of control and freedom, of possessions and love – and we’ll see that precious little is needed to live a happy life. In the second part, we’ll delve into what is probably the main cause of unhappiness: anxiety. We’ll see that most of the worry that taints our happiness is unjustified because it stems from adversities that only exist in our mind. To understand this reasoning, we’ll analyze how we create all our expectations and fears in the present, how we project them into a future that is no less a product of our own imagination, and how we then await with apprehension the arrival of that future in which we have placed our hopes and misgivings. Happiness is not an unattainable dream, not even a future goal we’re doomed to pursue forever in vain, but a natural, innate gift we’ve all been endowed with. We have now, and always have had, all the happiness we’ll ever have, but we don’t allow it to bloom in our lives because we’ve unconsciously buried it under an ever-thickening layer of impediments that prevent it from manifesting every day of our life. This book is here to help you find your happiness, but to do so it has to challenge many of the received ideas and dogmas that for centuries have condemned humanity to unhappiness. Please read it with an open mind, and consider with fairness whether the ideas contained herein make any sense for you. When doing so, be honest with yourself and don’t let other people’s opinions influence your conclusions. Remember that ultimately you are your only judge, and that on your deathbed the opinions other people may have about you will not change the verdict of your conscience about how you lived your own life. Your happiness is in your own hands, and nowhere else, for only you can make it real. Let this book help you drop the ballast of your worries and attachments and glide smoothly through life! The solution is inside: discover it and let the magic happen! Don't wait until it's too late: it's now or never!

Life on Earth: Things That Go

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1786034557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 328


When was the wheel invented? How fast is a bullet train? What makes a car go? Find out in this interactive book with 100 questions and answers, and 70 lift-the-flaps to explore. Lift the flaps to look inside a car's engine, learn about farm machines, find out about aircraft, see the fastest vehicles, and take a closer at emergency vehicles, construction machinery and submarines.

Things to Come and Go

Author: Bette Howland

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529035902

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1832


'Stunning power and beauty abound in this book.' - The New York Times 'Howland recalls the short-story writer Lucia Berlin' - Harper's Magazine 'Honest, acerbic, alert, and always dazzling.' - Amitava Kumar, author of Immigrant, Montana Things to Come and Go showcases the incomparable talent of Bette Howland in three novellas of stunning power, beauty, and sustaining humour. ‘Birds of a Feather’ is a daughter’s story of her extended, first-generation family, the ‘big, brassy yak-yakking Abarbanels’. Esti, a merciless, astute observer, recalls growing up amid (the confusions and difficulties of) their history, quarrels, judgements, and noisy love, and the sense of estrangement and inescapable bonds of blood. The clamour of the city, both its threat and its possibility, are just outside the door in ‘The Old Wheeze’, as a single mother in her twenties returns to her sunless apartment after a date at the ballet. Shifting between four viewpoints – the young woman, the older professor who took her out, her son, and her son’s babysitter – the story masterfully captures the impossibility of liberating ourselves from the self. In ‘The Life You Gave Me’, a woman at the midpoint of life is called to her father’s sickbed. A lament for all that is forever unsaid and unsayable, the story is ‘an anguished meditation on growing up, growing old and being left behind, a complaint against time.’ (The New York Times) First published in 1984, Things to Come and Go, Bette Howland’s final book, is a collection of haunting urgency about arrivals and departures, and the private, insoluble dramas in the lives of three women. This edition features an introduction by Rumaan Alam, bestselling author of Leave the World Behind.