This guide is designed to familiarize the grower, pest manager, and others with some of the important arthropod natural enemies in southwestern agroecosystems. The ability to identify which insects... More > are present in fields and to understand their roles in the system can help the pest manager develop an integrated pest management (IPM) plan that considers and incorporates these beneficial species into their decision making process. Natural enemy conservation is central to the efficient and economic management of arthropod pests.
Assembled by experts from Cooperative Extension and USDA in four states and complete with diagnostic tips and full color photography, this field guide should be useful to any student of natural enemies and IPM, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions of Arizona, southern California, New Mexico, West Texas, the Southern Plains of Texas, and the northern regions of Mexico in Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua.< Less
A collection of daily writings designed to encourage and strengthen readers along their journey. The writer uses contemporary events, movies, songs, sporting events, and happenings from everyday... More > life to illustrate the depth of God's love for each of us.< Less
The horrors of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. A happy young couple expecting their first child found shot to death.
Jeanne Bishop and Dr. John Boyle have witnessed firsthand the aftermath... More > of evil.
As a young soldier in the U.S. Army in World War II, Boyle helped liberate Dachau. The abominations he saw there led him to ministry in the church and a career as a pastoral counselor. His years of counseling brought him close to people seeking to forgive or be forgiven.
Jeanne Bishop’s sister and brother-in-law and their unborn child were brutally murdered by an intruder in their home in 1990. Bishop’s work against the death penalty and for gun violence prevention in the wake of the murders has brought her face to face with survivors in various stages of the struggle to forgive.
Both Boyle and Bishop have encountered this question: can our outrage over inhuman acts be directed not just at the offender, but at God, too, for seeming to permit evil? Do we need to forgive God?< Less
Lose 16-24 lbs, burn body fat, tone up, build lean muscle, gain cardiovascular endurance, & become more flexible in 8 weeks with this home workout program.
FitnessBlender.com has created over 90... More > free full length workout videos online. In this program we have meticulously fused together the best combination of our workout videos for fat & weight loss. You will be able to use all of our free workout videos, but instead of randomly selecting which routine to do each day you will have a clear cut, defined plan to follow.
We use all kinds of different training styles to whip you into shape fast. Pilates, plyometrics, weight training, HIIT, low impact cardio, stretching, jump roping, & bodyweight exercises are just a few of the strategies these workouts employ.
Program bonuses; workout calories burned estimates, daily motivation tips, nutrition advice, weight loss guidance & healthy living recommendations.
All profits go directly back into funding more free workout videos for our viewers.< Less
Fitness Blender's 4 Week Fat Loss Program for Busy People features workouts that are 30 minutes or less, combining fat blasting HIIT with metabolism boosting strength training to bring about... More > incredible results quickly. This challenging home workout program only requires dumbbells. The detailed, day-by-day plan uses Fitness Blender's free online workout videos to challenge & change your body fast. HIIT, cardio, strength training, circuit training, supersets, plyometrics, Pilates, yoga, & kettlebell training (dumbbells are an ample substitute) come together to create the ideal workout program. Many people who complete these programs see weight loss - often 8-12 lbs in just 1 month - reduced body fat, drastic improvements in body tone, endurance, strength, & flexibility gains. Each day you get a Calorie Burn estimate & we include a brief but effective Nutrition section to give you the essentials on how to properly nourish yourself during the program. 30 Minutes is 1/48th of your day; no more excuses.< Less
In this beautifully illustrated book, Ayla Mae Wild draws upon her own experiences leading wilderness trips, and creates a series of memorable princesses who overcome obstacles, fears and injury as... More > they interact with the wild. Girls and boys alike will enjoy the adventures, from rock climbing and boating to hiking and exploring slot canyons. Beneath the surface story of these adventures is the underlying theme of self-rescue; the "princesses" in Wild's book do not stick around in high towers waiting for a prince. In one lovely illustration, we see a tower left vacant, a rope out the window, and we imagine the princess "on belay". From glitter as magic to rainbows to campfire ballet, 'The Princesses I Know' will delight, empower and inspire.
-Melanie Bishop, author of 'My So-Called Ruined Life'< Less
I think maybe you went into the wrong profession. Comedy writing suits you very well, and maybe you could have been another Larry David. I can’t curb my enthusiasm. —Ed McNamara, sports... More > writer Newsday
Some of the topics include: growing up in Brooklyn, dysfunctional family, hormonal changes, rites of passage, love affairs and some dental confessions. Preposterously, in one story a priest wants me to buy his church. These entertaining stories are interspersed with tender events every generation experiences. Capturing the full gamut, are tales of suffering and bizarre pain (some of the funniest sections) which says a lot about our species. The fact these stories emanate from the truth make it even better. Life has been a source of entertainment. I have always gotten through the tough times relying on humor. This extremely easy read allows you to pick it up and put it down as time allows. Guaranteed for a good chuckle and sometimes even a belly laugh!< Less
The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the ancient world to the present. It focuses on the characteristic styles of... More > major historical periods, and the lives and works of key composers within the Western musical tradition. The emphasis of this book is on learning to listen to music and on the role it plays within the wider contexts of history and society.< Less
Land entry records for Ohio prior to 1820, including pioneer names from land offices at Canton-Wooster, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Marietta, Steubenville, and Zanesville, are the key to early residence... More > for entry in First Families of Ohio.< Less
Transforming challenging life circumstances into positive growth and change is what this volume is meant to celebrate and hopes to inspire. This book shares a selection of inspirational essays (and... More > poems) written by women who entered the 2013 Challenge into Change Essay Contest. Together, they explored such themes as: physical and mental abuse, mental illness, depression, disability, discrimination, violence, poverty, abandonment, job loss, starting over, teen pregnancy, raising children, faith, and finding a purpose. Everyone has a story to tell. But not everyone tells it. Fewer still write the story down, read it before an audience, or allow it to be published in a collection like this. Yet personal stories of triumph over adversity are the most compelling stories of all. They are wisdom stories. Shared with others, they awaken compassion and remind us of our similarities instead of our differences.< Less
Jackie chronicles the life of a young man born to misfortune. As a child he is labeled as mentally challenged. He suffers an abusive home life and the torment of bullies at school. Soon he is judged... More > uneducable and relegated to homeschooling that is no more effective than the classroom. He is left without a formal education.
Thirteen years later he is reunited with an old classmate, Jimmie, who is now a recent college graduate. Circumstances reunite the old acquaintances when Jackie’s mother becomes ill. Together they discover that Jackie has a secret ability and enormous untapped potential. That ability enables the friends to discover and expose deeply seated local government corruption and create a future for Jackie.
Friendship, luck, and Jackie’s special talent are the springboard that propels him on a journey to fulfill his destiny.< Less
The plan was there was no plan—visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress, who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a... More > house, and all of her possessions,she decides to just take the money and run.
Surviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades not only show us how best to tackle a minefield, how to bathe an elephant, and where to find a string of pearls, but also how to make a world of difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable.
For two years, she volunteers across the globe, searching for an authentic experience and the chance to reach out and leave the world, even just a small part of it, a better place.
This is the life of an Adventure Philanthropist!< Less
Looking for a simple path to start your retirement planning strategies?
This book contains five straightforward concepts that can help you plan for retirement. It can also help you find ways to... More > protect your retirement nest egg against forces like market fluctuations, inflation, and income taxes.
This short book is packed full of exciting concepts, tips, and questions to help you get started down the path to the retirement you’ve always wanted.< Less
The vision of Jesus Christ exalted provides the commanding prospect from which Christians live each day. The better we can "see" this vision, the fuller and richer will be our daily... More > experience of following Him.< Less
This is the story of Keith Stanworth, a man who was shaped by his mother and father, the land he grew up on, the people around him, and the faith he was taught. More than that, it is the story of a... More > man who took full responsibility for what he became—for good or bad.
When he was a young man, his teachers, coaches, and leaders influenced him greatly. He wanted the chance to use his love of sports to help others shape their lives and so decided to become a coach, focusing his abilities and dedication on shaping young people. He was raised in the outdoors and couldn’t have imagined a career without time on a mountain—a fact that led him to his home with the Forest Service. In both careers, he had some of the most wonderful—and frightening—experiences of his life.
This memoir shares the story of the life of Keith Stanworth. Sometimes people see the same things differently, but this is the way he saw it.< Less
Come journey into one man’s odyssey and spiritual quest. Experience and feel the visions of Arthur Andrew Phoenix’s passion and revelation as he sails across the sea of tears, and... More > fly’s through the spirit worlds on the wings of the eagle. Come and know what cannot be said and feel what has not been felt. See the world become disassembled into a surreal and sublime state and then watch it become re-assembled once again. If you dare to dream and know a Love that is boundless and eternal, that transcends all time and space and death itself, then experience these 77 Excerpts Visions Poems. Gathered from over fifteen years of personal journals these expressions are of his most choice selections to share with the world. Come journey into a new paradigm of the spirit, beyond the temporal limits of the flesh and experience the words that give insight and inspiration to all who seek a spiritual path. Behold and embrace a possible future that will bring us just a little closer to the Kingdom of Heaven!< Less
As you begin to think about how music is structured, you should consider one very important aspect of your musical education: music theory. Your understanding of music theory is an essential element... More > in your training, whether you specialize as a performing artist, a music technician, a music teacher, a music composer or in any other music-related field. Whatever your interest, a grasp of the fundamental concepts as they relate to harmony, melody, rhythm, form and structure is necessary.
This book has been designed to help you prepare for a successful experience in college as music major or minor. It is a self-help tool for learning the fundamentals of music formatted as an interactive course that requires a great bit of reading and reasoning.< Less
The main intention of this exercise is to pen down a few selected but important episodes from The Holy Bible, written in man-or-woman in-the-street spoken Krio (Sierra Leone language vernacular),... More > which can be fluently read to persons and groups in different parts of the country to support Sunday Schools, Bible Study Groups and similar religious institutions, and which man-or-woman-in-the-street hearers and listeners can, with little or no difficulty, grasp and understand. It has not been planned as something written with highly scholastic, linguistic, phonetic symbols which, for the time being, only a few favoured ones can readily unravel. This exercise is written with the aid of the twenty six letters of the English alphabet. To talk in Krio, to read Krio properly, we cannot help gobbling up, swallowing, or sometimes quite unconsciously retaining parts of certain consonants or syllables inside our guttural canals.< Less
The Moon has always been the astrological force with the most influence over man's life and loves. For centuries we have been, like the tides, at the mercy of the lunar cycles. With the help of... More > this book you can understand the Moon's influence in your life and learn to let the Moon work for you!< Less
A compilation of 18 essays - edited by Claudette Beit Aharon - by women of various ages who have Turner syndrome, and their life experiences living with this condition. There is a foreword by Lynne... More > Levitsky MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital and an introduction by the editor. In addition there is medical information on diagnostic tools and treatments, a FAQ about the syndrome and its ramifications, and a glossary.< Less