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Picture These Sat Words

Author : Philip Geer
ISBN : 143801077X
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 66.75 MB
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Get your highest score on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language Tests with help from this collection of humorous cartoons that focus on words and their meanings. Learn all the words you must know and ace the test! You'll find: 300 cartoons with visual puns that serve as memory aids related to each word's meaning Cartoons that come with a target word, its definition and pronunciation, and sample sentences that show how the word is used Sentence completion exercises following every set of 12 cartoons to reinforce retention New to this edition is a section called Meet the Stars!, a bonus unit that teaches the most frequently occurring words on recent SAT tests "This workbook would be a good choice especially for students who are visual learners and for high school libraries." —Christine Sanderson, VOYA
Category: Study Aids


Author : Philip Geer
ISBN : 0764179322
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 74.15 MB
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(back cover) High school students preparing for college entrance exams . . . college students preparing for postgraduate-level entrance tests . . . and general readers who want to build their vocabulary and become better informed. Virtually everybody who opens this book will profit from what they find in it. " Wordfest! " is designed to build your word power and verbal reasoning skills with word lists and meanings categorized by subjects. Arts Terms Science Terms Social Science Terms Foreign Words and Phrases Word Roots You'll also find short tests with answers, special need-to-know word lists for students preparing for the SAT and the GRE, and a bonus compact disc that focuses on correct pronunciation and contextual word usage.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Big One

Author : David Littlejohn
ISBN : 9781609769536
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 85.15 MB
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The Big One follows the lives of nine very different but interrelated characters through the day before, the day of and the day after the greatest earthquake ever to hit San Francisco - an event expected in the very near future. It concludes with a huge, internationally televised memorial service for the dead a month later, when some of the mysteries that tie together these tormented people are resolved. "This appears to be a novel about 'The Big One, ' the great earthquake that we've been told will inevitably strike San Francisco. But it is really a story about human catastrophe, dissolution, and the heartbreaking struggle for redemption. Littlejohn deftly weaves interconnected and unraveling lives on the brink of cataclysm. A bold and mesmerizing novel." - Paul Zalis, author, Who is the River "This is a terrific novel, a vivid, utterly convincing, utterly compelling depiction of the event we've all spent our lives dreading. David Littlejohn brings to his tale breathtaking erudition, a born storyteller's gift for page-turning narration, and a native San Franciscan's love for and intimate knowledge of his home town." - Erik Tarloff, author, Face Time and The Man Who Wrote the Book "David Littlejohn's The Big One dares to imagine a natural catastrophe of unheard-of proportions, and then pulls the reader irresistibly through it with luminous details and genuinely complex characters. In its epic sweep it gives us people from the full social spectrum of the city--from the mentally disturbed homeless street artist to the dowager at the opera. And it gets us to care about them." - Ron Loewinsohn, author, Magnetic Field(s) David Littlejohn was born in San Francisco, the descendant of 1850 gold-seekers. He taught English and journalism at the University of California at Berkeley for 35 years. He has written fifteen books (including two other novels), more than 400 articles and 238 television broadcasts, and is working on a memoir of his life entitled I Can't Feel a Thing. Front-cover drawing by Lebbeus Woods, courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. http: //sbpra.com/davidlittlejohn
Category: Fiction

The Accidental Wife

Author : Cj Fosdick
ISBN : 9781628308471
Genre : Fiction
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Self-determined Jessica Brewster is wary of any emotional relationship, after being betrayed in a bet. When the beloved grandmother who raised her dies, she inherits a mysterious teacup which when rubbed transports her back to 1886 in Old Fort Laramie, switching places with her look-alike great-great-grandmother—wife to her ancestor’s magnetic first husband and mother to his charming nine-year-old daughter. Can she pull off the charade and find a way back, or will conscience and her twenty-first century “slips” expose her identity? As true love—and a gypsy—derail her plans, her ancestor’s brother shows up with his own dark secret. Is her future in the past? Her decision could save her life...and her legacy.
Category: Fiction

The Mirror

Author : Marlys Millhiser
ISBN : 9781504010184
Genre : Fiction
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In this twisting time-travel thriller, a woman faints on the eve of her wedding—and awakens at the turn of the century in her grandmother’s body . . . The night before she is supposed to get married, Shay Garrett has no idea that a glimpse into her grandmother’s antique Chinese mirror will completely transform her seemingly ordinary life. But after a bizarre blackout, she wakes up to find herself in the same house—but in the year 1900. Even stranger, she realizes she is now living in the body of her grandmother, Brandy McCabe, as a young woman. Meanwhile, Brandy, having looked into the same mirror, awakens in Shay’s body in the present day—and discovers herself pregnant. As Rachael—the woman who links these two generations, mother to one and daughter to another—weaves back and forth between two time periods, this imaginative thriller explores questions of family, identity, and love. Courageous, compassionate Shay finds herself fighting against the confines of a society still decades away from women’s liberation, while Brandy struggles to adapt to the modern world she has suddenly been thrust into. The truth behind this inexplicable turn of events is more complex than either woman can imagine—and The Mirror is a tribute to the triumph of the female spirit, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. “What happens will surprise you. In the meantime, settle down for a good read.” —The Denver Post
Category: Fiction

The Dragon Keeper

Author : Mindy Mejia
ISBN : 9781618220141
Genre : Fiction
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"[Mindy Mejia] is simply a beautiful writer…" —Twin Cities Pioneer Press"Mejia beautifully tackles the subjects of animal captivity, endangered animals, human-animal connections, and even evolution." —Global Animal"This is a thriller of the rarest form—one that touches both the mind and the heart. A wonderful read." —Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries"…impressive…ambitious…Mindy Mejia is a talent to watch." —Sheila O'Connor, author of Where No Gods Came and Sparrow Road A zookeeper fights to save the animal she loves, even as her own life crumbles around her… Meg Yancy knows she may be overly attached to Jata, the Komodo dragon that has been in her care since it arrived at the zoo from Indonesia. Jata brings the exotic to Meg’s Minnesotan life: an ancient, predatory history and stories of escaping to freedom. A species that became endangered soon after being discovered, Komodos have a legacy of independence, something that Meg understands all too well. Meg has always been better able to relate to reptiles than to people, from her estranged father to her live-in boyfriend to the veterinarian who is more concerned with his career than with the animals’ lives. Then one day, Meg makes an amazing discovery. Jata has produced viable eggs—without ever having had a mate. Faced with this rare phenomenon, Meg must now defend Jata’s hatchlings from the scientific, religious, and media forces that converge on the zoo to claim the miracle as their own. Finally forced to deal with the very people she has avoided for so long, Meg discovers that opening herself up comes with its own complications. And as she fights to save the animal she loves from the consequences of its own miracle, she must learn to accept that in nature, as in life, not everything can be controlled. Mindy Mejia’s gripping debut novel highlights the perils of captivity and the astonishing ways in which animals evolve.
Category: Fiction

Arizona Then Now

Author : Alan A. Dutton
ISBN : 9781565794351
Genre : Travel
File Size : 80.63 MB
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When paired with the historic images of 19th and 20th century photographers, Arizona photographer Allen Dutton's modern-day images reveal the changes that have shaped the state's landscape during the past 100-plus years. To illustrate these sometimes drastic, sometimes subtle differences, Allen searched the state to locate the precise spots from which to rephotograph the scenes captured by his predecessors--endeavoring to achieve the same angles, perspectives, and lighting as in the early photographs.
Category: Travel

Kaplan Sat Strategies Practice And Review 2015 2016 With 5 Practice Tests

Author : Kaplan
ISBN : 9781625235909
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 79.23 MB
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Prep for the current SAT with confidence. This SAT prep was designed for the current SAT and is good until the College Board's last official SAT administration in January 2016. Don't miss your last chance to take the current SAT! One of the most widely used college admissions tests, the SAT will be completely updated in March 2016. Kaplan's SAT Strategies, Practice, and Review 2015-2016 is Kaplan’s latest SAT guide filled with essential tools students need to prep for the exam this year, and it also provides information -- including practice questions and detailed answer explanations -- about the new March 2016 SAT. With indispensable strategies, proven practical tools, and an easy-to-use format, Kaplan's SAT 2015-2016 is your must-have program guide for scoring higher on the SAT. Students will benefit from the many innovative features this guide offers, including: * 5 realistic full-length practice tests: 4 in the book and 1 online * Useful insider tips and expert strategies provided by high-scoring Kaplan instructors * An online center full of additional practice questions and resources * Strategy call outs from a Kaplan student who earned a perfect score on the SAT * Hundreds of additional practice questions, with a detailed explanation for every answer * A helpful guide for parents * Information about the new SAT, complete with practice questions and detailed answer explanations Kaplan's SAT Strategies, Practice, and Review 2015-2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores, guaranteed. Kaplan has helped more than three million students prep for standardized tests, and we guarantee you'll score higher!
Category: Study Aids