For more than two decades, hundreds of safety trainers, including the U.S. Coast Guard, have relied on this book* as their primary reference and teaching tool. The seventh edition features substantial renewal to the chapters on first aid, sea survival, and drills, plus updates to all chapters. The content has been revamped to make the book useful worldwide, in warm as well as cold regions. Among other USCG-approved safety information, the book includes directions on conducting safety drills mandated by the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-424).
Working at sea can be extremely hazardous, even for those with years of experience. The book tells How fishermen can prevent and survive accidents on board the fishing boat. How to prepare the vessel, maintain safety gear, and train the crew so problems don't escalate into disaster. Step-by-step instructions on conducting emergency drills required to meet federal requirements for crew training. For the green crew member or experienced fisherman, Beating the Odds is an excellent and readable resource on safety and survival worldwide.
*Formerly known as Beating the Odds in Northern Waters.
"Daniels is a perennial favorite, and I might go as far as to label her the cowboy whisperer." —BookPage
Small towns can house big secrets…
Former cop Jasper Cole has come home to Buckhorn to ranch—and to find some peace. But there’s one part of his past he doesn’t object to facing again. Darby Fulton acts like she’s forgotten the searing one-night stand they shared in college, but to Jasper, she’s as fascinating and tempting as ever. And when she’s drawn into an unsettling local mystery, he follows, despite his misgivings.
Bad things have been happening to Buckhorn residents, and Darby’s sure it has something to do with a new store called Gossip. As a newspaper publisher, she can’t ignore the story, any more than she can ignore her deep attraction to Jasper. And as their investigation reignites that spark, it also pulls them both into a twisted scheme of revenge, where secrets are a deadly weapon…
Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.
Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.
From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.
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Big Book of W.O.W.: Astounding Animals, Bizarre Phenomena, Sensational Space, and More Wonders of Our World Hardcover by Andrea Silen
Join the exploration experts at National Geographic Kids on a globe-trotting adventure through what’s most spectacular in our universe.
Embrace your inner adventurer as you explore the most incredible and inspiring wonders of our world. Roam through the breathtaking sand dunes in Namibia’s Namib Desert. Marvel at Mexico’s axolotl, an animal that can regrow almost any body part. Plunge into a mysterious underwater forest in Kazakhstan. Open your mind to far-off wonders in space, ponder the darkest depths of the ocean, time travel to the ancient wonders of the world, and make friends with the Aibo robot dog, a futuristic Fido.
As you race from one amazing wonder to the next, you’ll take in gorgeous photography and mind-boggling facts that reveal the truth, history, and scientific explanation behind all that’s cool and wow-worthy in our universe. An epic journey around the globe―and beyond! Perfect for anyone who’s endlessly curious about the world. Complete your collection withThe Big Book of Bling, Ultimate Weird But True!,and5,000 Awesome Facts.
Big Ideas for Little Philosophers: Love with Plato - by Duane Armitage & Maureen McQuerry
Explore the importance of love with the youngest readers in a wonderfully accessible way.
Even little children have big questions about life. Plato believed showing and receiving love makes us wise, and Love with Plato brings his philosophy to the youngest thinkers. Asking young readers what being loved feels like to them and how they can show others love prompts questions about how we treat one another and ourselves. This book will lead to inspiring conversations about loving people for what is on the inside, and helping others do the same.
Look for all six Big Ideas for Little Philosophers board books: Equality with Simone de Beauvoir, Happiness with Aristotle,Imagination with René Descartes, Kindness with Confucius, Love with Plato, and Truth with Socrates.
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author ofVegetable KingdomBryant Terry.
“Mouthwatering, visually stunning, and intoxicating,Black Foodtells a global story of creativity, endurance, and imagination that was sustained in the face of dispersal, displacement, and oppression.”—Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University
In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork.
As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including "Jollofing with Toni Morrison" by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, "Queer Intelligence" by Zoe Adjonyoh, "The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food" by Leah Penniman, and "Foodsteps in Motion" by Michael W. Twitty. The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, including sentimental favorites and fresh takes such as Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes from Yewande Komolafe, Okra & Shrimp Purloo from BJ Dennis, Jerk Chicken Ramen from Suzanne Barr, Avocado and Mango Salad with Spicy Pickled Carrot and Rof Dressing from Pierre Thiam, and Sweet Potato Pie from Jenné Claiborne. Visually stunning artwork from such notables as Black Panther Party creative director Emory Douglas and artist Sarina Mantle are woven throughout, and the book includes a signature musical playlist curated by Bryant.
With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul.