Fowl Language

  • Filename: fowl-language.
  • ISBN: 9781449479909
  • Release Date: 2016-03-22
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Brian Gordon
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing



Parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder . . . if you're on the right meds. For the rest of us, it's another thing altogether. Fowl Language Comics takes an unvarnished look at the tedium and aggravation of parenting, while never forgetting that the reason we put up with those little jerks is that we love them so damn much. By poking fun at the daily struggles parents face, these cartoons help all of us feel less alone in our continual struggle to stay sane. Brian Gordon, creator of Fowl Language Comics, has two small children of his own and knows well the trials and tribulations that go along with raising them. With more than eighteen years of experience in humorous illustration, writing, and cartooning, Brian's visual point of view is memorable, authentic, and instantly recognizable. From Brian: "They say 'write what you know.' Well, I don’t know much, but I do know what it’s like to be the father of two brilliant, beautiful, bat-shit-crazy kids." Launched in July 2013, the relatable humor of Fowl Language broke out on HuffPost Parents, Pop Sugar Moms, Bored Panda, Awkward Family Photos, and countless other humor and parenting blogs. Thanks to more than 200,000 fans on social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, it continues to grow in popularity at a rapid pace.

Fowl Language The Struggle Is Real

  • Filename: fowl-language-the-struggle-is-real.
  • ISBN: 9781449488444
  • Release Date: 2017-10-10
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Brian Gordon
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing



“This Guy’s Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent.” —Buzzfeed Are you a mom or dad? How wonderful and annoying for you! Do you know someone who will soon have a baby? How exciting and terrifying for them! Are your friends parents, too? Of course they are, those poor sons of bitches . . . If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Fowler Language is for you. And if you answered no, then congratulations, and feel free to sleep in this weekend! Thirty percent of the content in Fowler Language is original to the book, and the Fowl Language bonus panels will be included.

Squawk

  • Filename: squawk.
  • ISBN: 1517105986
  • Release Date: 2015-09-06
  • Number of pages: 38
  • Author: Penelope Merrell
  • Publisher: CreateSpace



An adventuresome chick falls in a hole. She needs the help of the other barnyard fowl to rescue her.

The Play of Words

  • Filename: the-play-of-words.
  • ISBN: 1439138966
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Richard Lederer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Do you know the connection between the expression A HARROWING EXPERIENCE and agriculture, between BY AND LARGE and sailing, between GET YOUR GOAT and horses, or between STEAL YOUR THUNDER and show business? You probably have heard the comparisons HAPPY AS A CLAM, SMART AS A WHIP, PLEASED AS PUNCH, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL - but have you ever wondered why a clam should be happy, a whip smart, punch pleased, and a doornail dead? By playing the fifty games in this book , you'll discover the answers to these questions as well as hundreds of other semantic delights that repose in our marvelous English language.

The Artemis Fowl Files

  • Filename: the-artemis-fowl-files.
  • ISBN: 9781423132103
  • Release Date: 2010-08-26
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Eoin Colfer
  • Publisher: Disney Electronic Content



The Artemis Fowl Files is comprised of two original stories: "LEPrecon": the story of Fairy Police Captain Holly Short's move from Traffic to Recon following her initiation into the Fairy Police; and "The Seventh Dwarf", featuring Mulch, Butler, and Artemis himself.

Feed

  • Filename: feed.
  • ISBN: 9780763651558
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: M.T. Anderson
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press



For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.

The Collector

  • Filename: the-collector.
  • ISBN: 9781409059820
  • Release Date: 2010-10-31
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: John Fowles
  • Publisher: Random House



Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots

  • Filename: how-the-guinea-fowl-got-her-spots.
  • ISBN: 0876144164
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books



A folk explanation for the guinea fowl's protective coloration that enables it to hide from its natural predator, the lion.

A Chicken Followed Me Home

  • Filename: a-chicken-followed-me-home.
  • ISBN: 9781481410298
  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Robin Page
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book. What’s that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do? Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style journey through the world of chickens. Along the way you’ll explore different breeds, discover different types of coops, and learn everything there is to know about chicken reproduction and hatching. Gorgeous, playful, and filled with facts, this engaging nonfiction picture book shines new light on a very familiar fowl!

The Big Year

  • Filename: the-big-year.
  • ISBN: 9781439107454
  • Release Date: 2008-06-23
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Mark Obmascik
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.

Thug Kitchen The Official Cookbook

  • Filename: thug-kitchen-the-official-cookbook.
  • ISBN: 9781623363598
  • Release Date: 2014-10-07
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Thug Kitchen
  • Publisher: Rodale



Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food blog of 2013--with half a million Facebook fans and counting--Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food. Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell--and most people can't afford the hype. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 vegan recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own. This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

  • Filename: artemis-fowl-and-the-last-guardian.
  • ISBN: 9780141340777
  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Eoin Colfer
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



IS THIS ARMAGEDDON FOR ARTEMIS FOWL? Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?

Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts

  • Filename: risk-and-regulation-at-the-interface-of-medicine-and-the-arts.
  • ISBN: 9781443893473
  • Release Date: 2017-05-11
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Alan Bleakley
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing



This book brings together an edited selection of presentations from the Association for Medical Humanities annual conference 2015, held at Dartington Hall, UK, that address the question: How might innovative performing arts help to develop medical education and practice? It includes papers and accounts of both keynote talks and performances, presenting cutting-edge activity, thinking and research in the medical and health humanities. The volume also offers an archive of a visual arts exhibition focused on surgical themes that ran in conjunction with the conference. An introductory chapter situates the conference in the context of Dartington Hall’s radical education tradition, while an overview chapter discusses the theme of ‘risk and regulation’ in contemporary culture, with particular reference to medicine and healthcare. Part I: Selected Keynotes covers three key areas in the conversation between medicine and the arts: ‘chance’ in health and illness; the contested role of simulation in art and medical education; and risks in introducing arts-based learning to medical students. Part II: Performances archives three innovative and challenging performance pieces presented at the conference, with commentaries and discussion, including a closely-argued philosophical justification for performance art. Part III: Histories offers a historical gaze on: anatomical illustration; plagues represented through art; and poetry written in combat. Part IV: For some, just living is a risk offers a photo-essay on Haiti’s symptoms; a photo-record on the regulation of foodways for those living at the edge of subsistence; a medical student’s wry account of scepticism towards the use of arts in medical education; and a photo-essay concerning the care of a child with complex disabilities and special needs. Part V: Exhibition ‘At the Sharp End of Bluntness’ archives deliberately provocative visual work addressing surgical themes and living with cystic fibrosis as ‘Slow Death’.

The Magus

  • Filename: the-magus.
  • ISBN: 9781409059943
  • Release Date: 2010-10-31
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: John Fowles
  • Publisher: Random House



On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of psychological games. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a feast for the mind and the senses.

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

  • Filename: artemis-fowl-and-the-opal-deception.
  • ISBN: 9780141927237
  • Release Date: 2006-04-06
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Eoin Colfer
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



This title is optimised for colour devices. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?

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