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Chow Winkler's Open Range Cookbook By Victor Appleton II
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Chow's 4th cookbook is filled with recipes for desserts and main courses along with special home-cooked puddings and some winter holiday dishes. These are the recipes he wanted to be able to perfect... More > out under the open sky, but has found that they really work best in an actual kitchen with a real range and oven. Written in Chow's colorful manner of speech, once you get into the rhythm it is almost like having the man describe everything to you while sitting in your own kitchen.< Less
16-Tom Swift and the Reconstructed Planet By Victor Appleton II
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In Tom's 16th adventure in this series, he finds out that a newly classified exo-planet outside Pluto's orbit is about to have a close encounter with the return of Haley's Comet. The problem is that... More > at such distances nobody can tell just how close. A visit to the Planet, Eris, is called for but he must first devise a ay to travel faster than he ever has before so the trip can be accomplished before the pass by. What he comes up with astounds even his father, and that takes a lot! Tom, Bud and their crew arrive in time to witness a catastrophic collision that begins the slow and inevitable break up of the planet. But, trouble is brewing as calculations show some of the debris will eventually drift in and possibly collide with Mars and the Earth. What to do? Nobody has ever tried to put an entire planet back together. This is a Humpty Dumpty exercise of planetary proportions.< Less
Tom Swift and His Envirozone Revivicator By Victor Appleton II
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Number 1 in the re-imagined world of Tom Swift. Tom and Swift Enterprises is challenged by the international G20 Environmental Group to come up with a solution to the incredible pollution problems... More > plaguing world-wide industries. In the process, he develops a solution to the missing ozone layer, and tries to save a small African nation from death by dehydration. But, Tom has his enemies. A mysterious group of black MIG fighters try to thwart this ozone project while an evil African dictator in an adjoining country want to stop him from saving the 'dry' African nation. Is Tom capable of pulling off a double play?< Less
22-Tom Swift and His SeaSpace HydroFarm (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of adventure 22 in this new series sees Tom and Bud, and their wives, vacationing in Barbados, only to discover a terrible food shortage in several Caribbean islands. His... More > wife wants him to help, but it is only once a British Ministry comes to Swift Enterprises with money and an official request that he finds he may have an idea or two. The major obstacle is how do you build land where none exists without ruining the ecology? When he settles on an underwater growing environment, there are many things to overcome, not the least of which are rampant rumors on many of the island saying that the Swifts are out to capture and steal their land. One man is so angry he shoots Tom during a public event. But, not a lot can get the inventor down except for a returning enemy out to destroy him and the humanitarian project.< Less
22-Tom Swift and His SeaSpace HydroFarm By Victor Appleton II
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Adventure 22 in this new series sees Tom and Bud--and their wives--vacationing in Barbados, only to discover a terrible food shortage is about to hit several Caribbean islands. His wife wants him to... More > help, but it is only once a British Ministry comes to Swift Enterprises with money and an official request that he finds he may have an idea or two. The major obstacle is how do you build land where none exists without ruining the ecology? When he settles on an underwater growing environment, there are many things to overcome, not the least of which are rampant rumors on many of the island saying that the Swifts are out to capture and steal their land. One man is so angry he shoots Tom during a public event. But, not a lot can get the inventor down except for a returning enemy out to destroy him and the humanitarian project.< Less
20-Tom Swift and the Electricity Vampires (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In the 20th adventure of this new series, Tom Swift finds a pleasant day test sailing a new yacht is turning into an attack from the sky. Out of nowhere a lightning bolt strikes his boat and sucks... More > all power from everywhere. Not a freak incident, it seems to be more of a warning of things to come when a large power generating station along the East Coast is attacked next, with the same loss of electricity as if it had been siphoned back into the sky. This time, there is a great deal of damage and a near death. More and more power stations are targeted and now Tom must try to find out several vital things: Who is attacking? Why are they invisible and how do they manage that? What is their purpose in zig-zagging up and down the country hitting station after station? Not only is he broadsided by these attack, he also finds out there is another Tom Swift out there; or rather a Tommy Swift. Together they work to uncover the evil attackers Bud Barclay has dubbed the Electricity Vampires.< Less
21-Tom Swift and the Solar Chaser (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In the twenty-first novel in this new series, Tom has defeated the Electricity Vampires and now wants something a bit less diabolical to take up his time. A new X-Prize is announced that intrigues... More > him: fly a solar-powered aircraft, non-stop, around the globe in just 36 hours! That sort of speed will require an electrical powered jet, and that will burn up a lot of electricity. So, how can he manage to make what he needs by day… and still have enough to run at full speed at night? Might his recently discovered cousin in England, Thomasina Swift, be of some assistance? After all, she and her partner, Betty, have come up with an incredible solar cloth! Just as long as nothing "exotic" is used like one of Tom's Power Pods. Complicating things is a mysterious woman, and a deadly opponent, seemingly out to keep Tom from winning or perhaps from ever getting back home alive.< Less
14—Tom Swift and the Coupe of Invisibility (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the 14th novel in the New Tom Swift Invention Series, Tom is approached by the U.S. Navy to do the impossible: make their RADAR-invisible ships truly invisible, even to... More > the human eye in broad daylight! Things progress almost too well before disaster strikes. During a test of a small car outfitted with the technology, a group of terrorists and turncoats kidnap Tom, nearly killing him as they steal the invisible coupe. He must come up with a way to not just see his nearly perfectly invisible car, he must also do it in some way so that he doesn't ruin its use in the Navy project. It is a balance of tasks that are almost too much for the young inventor to juggle. And, with the Navy and the FBI breathing down his neck, has Tom overstretched himself on this one?< Less
Tom Swift and the AntiInferno Suppressor By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the 11th novel in The New Tom Swift Invention Series, someone is setting huge fires in an apparent attempt to draw Tom Swift into becoming involved in what looks like... More > terrorist attacks. When a near tragedy and a request from a dear friend finally do prompt the young inventor into action, he discovers that an old enemy may be behind these fires. As he tries to find a solution for fighting the fires--and hopes that the FBI might catch the perpetrators--Tom finds that the writings of his namesake, the original Tom Swift, may hold the clues to the answer he seeks. An entire notebook tells the story of the trials and successes of his ancestor. But can modern technology do what he wants? This volume contains both the novel as well as a novella that tells the story of the original Tom and his search to create an aerial firetruck.< Less
12—Tom Swift and the High Space L-Evator By Victor Appleton II
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In this twelfth adventure in the new series, Tom Swift decides that his 4-year-old space station, the Outpost in Space, is getting too small. When you outgrow something you either make it larger or... More > you replace it. Tom's plan is not just ambitious, it is almost impossible. He want to build a giant space station capable of rotating to provide its 1,000 or more inhabitants with near Earth-like gravity and incredible surroundings. Two problems are in his way: money and getting all the materials up there. When even his own government appears to condemn his efforts Tom must turn to an alternate source for his building materials—mining what he needs from asteroids. But now he requires a way to transport raw materials to Earth and finished goods into orbit. The solution has never been tried except in science fiction. He decides to build a space elevator. But with so many challenges and even the United Nations looking like they want to take over the new station, he finds that he is just about on his own.< Less