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- Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 19.99
Frank Derrick is eighty-two. He lives with his cat, Bill, in a cluttered flat in the typically English seaside town of Fullwind-on-Sea. Every morning Frank is wakened by aeroplanes passing overhead on the way to far more exciting destinations, leaving him behind to spend another day searching for giraffe figurines in the charity shop to add to what... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 7.79
Frank Derrick is eighty-two. And apparently that makes him old. But he just doesn't feel old. Sure, his limbs ache, he can't sleep more than a few hours a night and it takes him a while to get going in the morning. But he's still Frank. A dad, a granddad, a friend to Bill the cat. So when he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that... more...
- Bastei Entertainment 2015; US$ 11.44
Mit über achtzig Jahren ist es manchmal schwer, jeden Tag die Stunden totzuschlagen. Wie soll das erst werden, wenn man mit gebrochenem Arm und Fuß ans Haus gefesselt ist? Frank Derrick hat die schlimmsten Befürchtungen. Doch was zuerst wie eine mittelschwere Katastrophe aussieht, entpuppt sich als wahrer Glücksfall: Denn seine Pflegekraft Kelly... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00
First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. With 18,000 biographies, this thoroughly updated new edition boasts more entries than ever before, with unrivalled coverage in areas such as sport, music, politics and film. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it illustrates... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2003; US$ 8.99
A classic about the devastation of smallpox is back in hardcover after many years "'You cannot imagine what it [smallpox] is like. It falls on everyone and soon there is no one who can stand. It is like a fire that sweeps through the town, an invisible fire. People begin to fall with fever, and blisters rise on their skin and turn to running sores,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 1978; US$ 8.99
Joyce Rockwood has spent most of her life in Georgia. She studied anthropology at the University of Georgia, where her husband, Charles Hudson, is Professor of Anthropology. Together they have immersed themselves in researching the culture and history of the Indians of the South. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David Rockwood demonstrates the viability of bamboo as a building... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 90.95
Introduction to Population Ecology is an accessible and up-to-date textbook covering all aspects of population ecology. Discusses field and laboratory data to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology. Provides an overview of how population theory has developed. Explores single-species population growth and self-limitation;... more...
- Mill City Press 2011; US$ 8.95
Tommy was born without the use of his legs. Confined to a wheelchair he is the target of teasing and bullying from the other kids in the neighborhood. Tommy longs to be normal. He feels his life has no value. Then one day a wise bird helps Tommy to see his importance and his mission. more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 27.95
" Not the stereotypical academic, Alyn is a lover of art, science, literature, language, music, and history. His fascination with the world of computers, blended with an insatiable curiosity in the workings of human nature, drove him to write his first sci-fi novel How Noble in Reason . I recently had the good fortune to sit down with Alyn to discuss... more...